R-Centers Summer Kick-Off Event Schedule Changed Due to Forecast of Rain

Due to the forecast of rain, the R-Centers Summer Kick-off event scheduled for Saturday, June 27 has been altered. The peace march, scheduled for 11 a.m., has been canceled. The party and picnic, previously located at the David F. Gantt R-Center, will be moved indoors to the Thomas P. Ryan R-Center, 530 Webster Ave., and will take place fromnoon to 3 p.m.

The party and picnic includes stage entertainment, a 3-on-3 basketball tournament, bounce houses, carnival games, a cookout lunch and more. This event is free and open to the public.

For more information call the Ryan R-Center at 428-7828.

WDKX Talent Showdown

Local artists will showcase their talent for an opportunity to perform at the Rochester SummerFest 2015!
When: Saturday, June 27, 2015.
Where: Stardust Ballroom – 41 Backus Street  (Next to Jefferson High)
Time: 5pm
Free admission (space is limited)


Senator Rich Funke today announced he will host a free electronics recycling event, facilitated by Sunnking, Inc., at Eastview Mall tomorrow, June 27, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Residents seeking to dispose of unwanted computers, televisions, and small appliances can drop-off and property recycle their unused household electronics at this drive-through collection event, free of charge.
Funke’s electronics recycling event is free and open to the public.  The drive-through style collection will be held at Eastview Mall, 7979 Pittsford-Victor Road, Victor, NY in the Regal Cinema lot. For a list of acceptable items, please visit www.sunnking.com/consumer-business/acceptable-materials.
Volunteers from Bishop Kearney High School will assist in processing the items and a portion of the proceeds from the sale of the bulk recycling materials will be donated to Bishop Kearney.

Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival Review

In its 14th edition of its festivities, the International Jazz Fest has brought in thousands this past week to enjoy the past, present and future of jazz music.

Displaying image1.JPGThe festival is located in downtown Rochester surrounding the Eastman School of Music and the streets of Gibbs and Main. It began its festivities last Friday, June 19th with the main attraction at Kodak Hall being the beautiful pianist and vocalist Diana Krall.

With all of the negative publicity Rochester has been receiving, this festival turns to the more live edition of how Rochester should be portrayed.

Music live from as early as 3pm each day and to as late as 3am the next day, the Jazz Festival has a plethora of performances in which can please any age level and preference.

The “Rainy” city of Rochester has held up most of their daily rains to support and honor the superb talents of the festival.

The festival is very pocket friendly by offering a variety of ticket specials and free street or venue shows.

This festival alone promotes an enormous impact on tourism and the effort to support “Visit Rochester.”

Performances from the sold out Gary Clark Jr. Jennifer Hudson, and Tedeshi Trucks Band show will make a great impact on jazz in Rochester. Herb Alpert & Lani Hall, Stepp Canyon Rangers, Diana Krall, Cecile McLorin Salvant, and many more have brought great attention to his historical genre.

The festival runs until this Saturday, June 27th. The ending act of the festival will be the Steep Canyon Rangers at Kodak Hall.

written by: Sedria Thomas

Health Beats: Love, Hate, & Health


Nurse Bowick Label


Hello Rochester, this is Nurse Bowick. Have we got something to talk about? Oh Yeah! This week’s health headlines beckon for a better understanding of mankind. Hate sniffed out innocent lives in a church building in Charleston, South Carolina. “Till death do us part”-sacred words in the marriage vows, now define the end of a union for a wife killed in a Mother Vehicle Accident, allegedly chasing her fraternizing husband and his mistress. We find ourselves amuck with more questions than answers, why, how come, what would make someone do that, and well if it was me I would have?????????

Me, being me, I chose to examine these tragic headlines from a frame work of love, hate and health. I was not a bit surprised to discover the mountain of research linking anger, hostility and hate to depressed immune responses, increased viral infections and heart disease. The presence of love has a more favorable impact on health outcomes. Watching the families of those slain in Charleston offer forgiveness and prayers for the very person that filled their hearts with pain, is a reminder that expressions of love, hate and health are impeded by learned behaviors influenced by genetics, environment and upbringing.

I couldn’t help but wonder what was the dinner conversation like at the Roof’s house? I then quickly realized that my time would be better spent examining the dinner conversations at my house. I need to make sure that my family knows how to accurately assess stressors with facts. Example-One day my daughter called me very upset because her Boss wrote her up. She went on and on about how the lady is always messing with her and just doesn’t like her. Now, my job as a parent was not to go buy my daughter a bat to hurt the Chick. My role in being empathetic to my child was to also help her understand that perhaps her Boss doesn’t like her, but she got written up once, because she reported to work late every day for a month. Eventually my daughter chose to change her situation, and found employment in Central America.

Are you angry today? Do you even know why? Is this situation worth with www.health-canada-pharmacy.com your health? Before you take extreme action and hurt yourself and/or others examine the facts and you may find that your interpretation of the situation is not nearly as dreadful as you thought.


Theresa Lou Bowick BSN, RN

Registered Professional Nurse

Doctor of Nursing Practice Student

The Kinsfolk 2nd Annual Soul Food Festival

Featuring Bobby Brown, Monica, Eric Benet, Midnight Star, and Al B Sure.

When: Saturday, June 27th

Where: Waterfront Part – 95 4th St. Buffalo, NY 14202 (Behind Waterfront Elementary School)Entrance #1 Soul Food Festival map Total Parking map

Gates open at 2pm, Showtime at 4pm

Tickets: $35 General admission, $48 preferred viewing, $68 VIP

Tickets are on-sale now at www.ILoveSoulFood.com and www.EventBrite.com. For vending call 877-415-7258