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December 15, 2023

‘Tis the season to spread holiday cheer, and the Veterinary Practice Partners and Rochester’s Coldwater Animal Hospital teamed up to donate 12 large bags of dog food, which is worth more than $1,000, to Lollypop Farm. The donation will be used for sheltered animals, as well as Lollypop’s Food Pantry Program. Ashley Zeh, director of […]

In the latest Readers’ Choice Awards survey from Condé Nast Traveler, Rochester has been named the second friendliest city in the United States. According to the report, the Flower City’s historical sites, restaurants and “incredible” museums are its main attractions, aside from its “friendly population.” Source: 13 Wham

Looking to give the gift of pet ownership this holiday season? Look no further than Lollypop Farms as they are reducing all dog adoption fees throughout December, with all adult dog fees being 50% off and all senior dog fees (6+) free! Source: 13 Wham

Western New York will have a “once-in-a-lifetime” front-row seat for a total solar eclipse this coming, and the Rochester Museum & Science Center is already making plans! If you haven’t heard, Rochester is slated to be in the path of totality during Monday, April 8th eclipse, during which the skies will be dark for 3 […]

Local students are collaborating to add sparkle to Roc Holiday Village. Participants from the Strong Employment & Life Foundations (SELF) program are dedicating their efforts to tidy the festival area after each weekend. The SELF program is a partnership involving the Strong Museum, Monroe One BOCES, and the Arc of Monroe. Source: 13 Wham

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December 1, 2023

Happy December! Looking for a way to celebrate this holiday season? We’ve got a couple of local events happening today (Friday, December 1st). The Genesee Brewery is hosting its annual keg tree lighting from 5-9 pm, with the lighting scheduled for 6:30. Food trucks will be on hand for the family-friendly event. For the adults, […]

Mariana Lippincott-Diaz, a former recipient of the Pirate Toy Fund, spent her summer raising money so she can give back. She spent her earnings from a lemonade stand, more than $1,000, to buy toys for kids in need. Mariana Lippincott-Diaz stated: “I donated lots of Barbie toys and, like, a dinosaur, cars and board games…It […]

Yesterday, the Rochester Institute of Technology unveiled a new complex for students to pursue a path of innovation. The SHED aka Students Hall for Exploration and Development”, combines state-of-the-art equipment with creative and designer spaces, including areas for electronics and robotics. The $120 million complex has technology maker spaces, performing art studios, active learning classrooms, […]

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November 28, 2023

For the 23rd year, the annual Pirate Toy Fund is back! The annual fundraiser is collecting toys for kids in need throughout the Rochester area. For more information, click here: Source: 13 Wham

Monroe County has launched a hotline for people to inquire about their SNAP benefits. Through this hotline, individuals can verify the status of their applications or existing benefit, schedule appointments,apply for a new benefits card, update personal details such as income or address, request a review of their SNAP budget, or confirm the receipt of […]

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