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19 year old Isaiah Santiago, a Rochester City School District graduate, was elected on Tuesday night as one of the new commissioners joining the Rochester City School District Board of Education in January. Santiago has made history as the youngest member ever to join the board. Santiago stated: “I have direct experience of what’s going […]

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November 9, 2023

Monroe County Democrats celebrated sweeping victories on election night this year. Adam Bello was re-elected as Monroe County executive, defeating Mark Assini, a Republican, with 61% of the vote, according to unofficial election results.Democrats also able to won a majority of the Monroe County Legislature by electing 16 Democrats compared to 13 Republicans. Source: 13 […]

For the upcoming Veteran’s Day, the Rochester Museum and Science Center is planning something special for veterans and their families! Admission will be free this Friday and Saturday. The U.S.S. Rochester exhibit will also be open from 11 am – 2 pm both days. Source: 13 Wham

The George Eastman Museum has announced a new scholarship program available for Black students who wish to enroll at the L. Jeffrey Selznick School of Film Preservation for the academic year of 2024-2025. Founded in 1996 through the collaborative efforts of producer L. Jeffrey Selznick and Paolo Cherchi Usai, the latter a former Senior Curator […]

After the first snowfall, RG&E has announced that their average consumer will likely experience a decrease in gas heating expenses, though the same cannot be said for electricity bills. From November to March, RG&E predicts a $40 savings on gas bills for the average home, in comparison to the previous year. On the other hand, […]

The George Eastman Museum will be open to the public for free on Saturday from 10 am. to 5 pm. Guests are invited to explore the mansion in its entirety, including the galleries and the historic mansion, with a guided tour of the mansion scheduled for 10:30 am. At 1 pm, the museum is set […]

The DeMatteo family from Chili was showcased on Sunday night’s episode of ABC’s “The Great Halloween Fright Fight,” ultimately winning the grand prize. This local family garnered attention and acclaim for their intricate pirate-themed Halloween setup, named Halloween on Ambush. Throughout the episode, the DeMatteo family went head-to-head with three other families, all going for […]

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October 28, 2023

November 7th is Election Day, but to beat the voting day lines and to make it more accessible, early voting begins this weekend (today) in Monroe County. Early voting runs Oct. 28-Nov. 5 at 13 locations. David F. Gantt Community Center, 700 North Street, Rochester Monroe County Office Building, 39 W. Main Street, Rochester Edgerton […]

A brand new place to stay is now available following a trip to The Strong National Museum of Play. The Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Rochester Downtown celebrated its grand opening, situated in the Neighborhood of Play on South Union Street, directly opposite the museum. Members of the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce are […]

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October 24, 2023

This past weekend, Foodlink Community Farm celebrated its yearly Fall Festival. This farm acts as a communal garden for local residents. To mark the end of the growing season, they offered food, cider, pumpkins, and an array of autumnal activities. Mitch Gruber, chief program officer at Foodlink, stated: “We really want to activate this space […]

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