Foodlink COVID-19 UPDATE (En Español)

April 3, 2020

Foodlink is suspending all Curbside Market and Nutrition Education activities through May 1. Foodlink is working diligently to continue to serve our community, as well as prevent the community spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in our region. Our goal has been, and will remain, to prioritize the safety of our staff, partners, and clients by enacting […]

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Rochester’s Own Isaiah Stewart Declaring 2020 NBA Draft

April 3, 2020

Rochester’s own Isaiah Stewart is leaving University of Washington for the NBA. The former McQuaid Jesuit Knight announced on Instagram Wednesday he will be declaring for the 2020 NBA Draft and signing with the Roc Nation. The 2019-2020 Stewart was named All-Pac-12 First Team and Pac-12 All-Freshman Team. He averaged 17.0 points per game and […]

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Area Grocery Stores Are Changing How You Shop In Response To COVID-19

April 3, 2020

Walmart has changed the way you enter and exit the stores. There is only one side open with way to enter and one way to exit. Wegmans has also implemented stricter social distancing policies for customers while inside their stores. So be mindful when you go out the way you shop has changed again. The […]

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CGI International Jazz Festival postponed

April 3, 2020

  Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the 19th annual CGI International Jazz Festival will be postponed until a later date announced today by the event organizers. Festivals are a significant part of the culture of Rochester, and unfortunately, gathering in crowds is against social distancing guidelines during the pandemic. The festival was set for June […]

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The Money is Coming

March 31, 2020

The Money is coming.  (Cheryl McKeiver, PhD) – Here is what you need to know: How much? One payment and one payment only of $1,200. As long as your adjusted gross income is less than $75,000 What if I/we earned more than $75,000? If you earned between $75,000 and 99,000, your check will be prorated. […]

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Social Security Benefits Will be Paid On Time

March 31, 2020

Social Security Benefits Will be Paid On Time and     Other Updates Related to the COVID-19 Pandemic   “Andrew Saul, Commissioner of Social Security, reminds the public that Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefit payments will continue to be paid on time during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The agency also reminds everyone to be […]

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Need to Know Numbers Here in Monroe County

March 30, 2020

Most of these are already on the City’s coronavirus page: cityofrochester.gov/coronavirus   Rochester Financial Empowerment Centers – 585 252-7110   Child Care Council – 585 654-4720   County Coronavirus Hotline – 585 753-5555   Food and Shelter Assistance – Call 211 (TEXT 585 898-211)   For City Services, including Information on Small Business Assistance, Call […]

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Shelter to close its doors in Rochester because of COVID-19

March 28, 2020

As reported by the Democrat & Chronicle on Monday, March 23, Bethany House, a well-established Rochester shelter for homeless women and children, announced that it must temporarily close its doors to the homeless on Wednesday, March 25. The building houses up to 10 women and children at any given time. All services are free, but […]

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New Program Offers Up To 10K Zero Interest Loan For Small Businesses

March 27, 2020

County executive Adam Bello just announced a new program that offers zero interest on loans. The program is called the Emergency Small Business Assistant Loan Program. It’s designed to help small businesses in our community that are suffering during this world crisis. Small businesses can receive loans up to $10,000 zero interest with 50 employees […]

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Preventing Maintenance Problems In Your Home/Apartment During Stay Home

March 26, 2020

As we continue to practice social distancing because of COVID-19 here are some tips to keep your home in tip top shape. If you are feeling sick you may not be able to have any repairs done right away. For toilets, you do NOT want to flush excessive toilet paper, paper towels, or CLOROX WIPES. […]

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