Retail chains planning to close the most locations in 2020

I’m just gonna say it… we should be supporting local businesses. It keeps the money in the community and out of the hands of billionaires. And here in Rochester we have some of the best small local businesses!! But that’s a different blog post. Here’s a list of some of the retail chains that are […]

Lizzo shares new television deal with Amazon Studios

Lizzo is definitely one of the most exciting and joyful creatives in the music industry right now. I really can’t imagine this last year without her music. In a very exciting announcement, Lizzo and Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon Studios, shared their upcoming partnership. Stay tuned I bet this Lizzo created content is gonna be […]

Things to remember when enjoying NYS outdoor spaces

New York State has gorgeous outdoor spaces, from woods to lakes to bogs, (like a bounce-house but made of moss, requires a wilderness escort for safety but Worth It!) and everyone should be able to enjoy them, especially because our nice-weather-season is a little short. The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) put out some reminders […]

Rochester City Skate Park is Moving Forward

The long awaited Rochester City Skate Park is happening! New concrete was poured on the site today. Local businesses all over town have been looking forward to this for years, including Krudo Co. and the Rochester clothing brand GoldnRd. Along with the people at the Department of Environmental Services, they believe this space will benefit and […]

The Proposed Gym Reopening Plan

Jeff Sanders, who is the CEO of Athletic Apex Health Clubs, also spearheads the NYS fitness Alliance who submitted their proposal for reopening this past Thursday. Its a nine page plan that details things like masking, social distancing, and the sanitation protocols that would be utilized for members and employees. Gyms have been struggling financially […]

Drastic measures being taken in LA if caught violating COVID-19 orders

Today the Los Angeles mayor, Eric Garcetti, announced that residents who’ve already been caught violating precaution orders for COVID-19, upon re-offending several times, will get their water and electrical power shut-off. The mayor says this isn’t for first time offenders, but rather for households who have been continuously caught having large social gatherings or parties. […]

Diaper drive to benefit Healthy Baby Network

ROCHESTER — Members of the Leadership Rochester class of 2020 are organizing a diaper drive to benefit Healthy Baby Network. Diapers and wipes will be collected from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, July 25 at a drive-thru donation site at Healthy Baby Network, 693 East Ave. The drive-thru will be set up in the […]

Retail chains planning to close the most locations in 2020

I’m just gonna say it… we should be supporting local businesses. It keeps the money in the community and out of the hands of billionaires. And here in Rochester we have some of the best small local businesses!! But that’s a different blog post. Here’s a list of some of the retail chains that are […]

Lizzo shares new television deal with Amazon Studios

Lizzo is definitely one of the most exciting and joyful creatives in the music industry right now. I really can’t imagine this last year without her music. In a very exciting announcement, Lizzo and Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon Studios, shared their upcoming partnership. Stay tuned I bet this Lizzo created content is gonna be […]

Things to remember when enjoying NYS outdoor spaces

New York State has gorgeous outdoor spaces, from woods to lakes to bogs, (like a bounce-house but made of moss, requires a wilderness escort for safety but Worth It!) and everyone should be able to enjoy them, especially because our nice-weather-season is a little short. The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) put out some reminders […]

Rochester City Skate Park is Moving Forward

The long awaited Rochester City Skate Park is happening! New concrete was poured on the site today. Local businesses all over town have been looking forward to this for years, including Krudo Co. and the Rochester clothing brand GoldnRd. Along with the people at the Department of Environmental Services, they believe this space will benefit and […]

Rochester City Skate Park is Moving Forward

The long awaited Rochester City Skate Park is happening! New concrete was poured on the site today. Local businesses all over town have been looking forward to this for years, including Krudo Co. and the Rochester clothing brand GoldnRd. Along with the people at the Department of Environmental Services, they believe this space will benefit and […]

Former Irondequoit Mall Getting a New Purpose

Can anyone remember when the Irondequoit mall–was actually an operating mall? Seems like a million years ago. Apparently the mall will now be home to senior living housing and a community center. Supposedly 160 affordable senior living apartments will be built in the old Sears and Seely spaces.  Citizens Bank announced this week that they […]

Webster establishment gets liquor license suspended

After violating the pandemic executive orders, Burkes Grill in Webster got its liquor license suspended. The investigators witnessed the bartender not wearing a face mask, they were served alcohol without ordering food, and counted 12 other people at the bar ignoring social distancing guidelines. Governor Cuomo has said that suspension orders will be served immediately […]

A Rochester Bike Share Program in the works

New York state recently passed legislation allowing for the use of electric bikes and scooters. Just in time for the Rochester City Counsel to look at and decide whether or not to authorize a bike share program. The program is called HOPR, and they have partnerships with cities around the country. The proposed plan starts […]

Diaper drive to benefit Healthy Baby Network

ROCHESTER — Members of the Leadership Rochester class of 2020 are organizing a diaper drive to benefit Healthy Baby Network. Diapers and wipes will be collected from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, July 25 at a drive-thru donation site at Healthy Baby Network, 693 East Ave. The drive-thru will be set up in the […]

Black Lives Matter Rally hosted by the Rochester Black Nurses Association

Wear your mask, and bring your stethoscopes! The Rochester Black Nurses Association, a community organization sponsored by the UR School of Nursing that serves as a voice for Black nurses, invites nurses, nursing students, health care professionals, and the community at large to join them as they “call in” racism as a public health crisis, inequities […]

Pre-Screening for Covid-19 in May

— Community Fighting COVID, a volunteer effort to disrupt COVID-19’s impact in communities of color in Rochester, is holding prescreening sessions at the following locations this week: Sunday, May 17: Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church (1772 Clifford Avenue), 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday, May 18: Bulls Head Plaza (West Main Street), 3-6 p.m. Tuesday, May 19: Father Tracy Advocacy Center (821 N. […]

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