Upcoming Rochester Pop-up Shop Is An Example of Kwanzaa’s “Cooperative Economics” Principle
Rochester, New York—On Saturday, December 29 from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m., local celebrity photographer Christopher Cardwell of GoodKnews...
Miss Taleah Elliott is Young, Gifted And Going Places
Taleah Elliott is a young author/ influencer who wrote her first book at the tender age of 5 years...
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Commemorates 112 Years of Leadership
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. is the first black collegiate fraternal organization of the nine black Greek letter organizations...
RIT professor will be part of NASA team for SPHEREx
A Rochester Institute of Technology professor will be part of a small team of scientists helping to contribute to NASA’s new mission SPHEREx. Assistant Professor Michael Zemcov will be one of the 19 co-investigators on the mission. The mission will be used to explore the origins of the universe.... Read more
Case Against Bus Driver Charged With DWI Waived to Grand Jury
Anderson Hollins, the man accused of driving a school bus full of children while under the influence of alcohol, made a scheduled appearance before a judge on Wednesday. His case has now been waived to a grand jury. The East Irondequoit School District employee allegedly had a BAC of .12 when... Read more
Get Free Help Filing Your Tax Return
With new tax cuts and jobs act, there are a lot of changes for everyone filing their tax returns. That’s why the city of Rochester and Monroe County have teamed up to help low-income families through the CASH program. More than 300 trained tax preparers will be on hand... Read more
Local girl selling self-positivity keychains for a good cause
Haiden Laguaras, an 8-year-old girl from Hilton is helping kids stand up to bullying. She has been selling keychains with uplifting messages, and the movement has gone viral. Haiden was getting bullied at school and wanted something to make her feel better. She wanted something she could carry that... Read more
Members of congress support bill to increase school resource officer funding
Congressman Tom Reed reintroduced a bill that would provide more federal funding for school resource officers, saying, “I wanted to put my name to this bill, especially this week, to say we prioritize the safety of our schools.” Reed says he’s supporting the bipartisan bill to direct funding towards school... Read more
Hedonist Chocolates Preps Sweet Treats for Valentine’s Day
Valentine’s Day is just days away, and while you may be searching to find that perfect gift, businesses are working to provide them. “I’m surprised there’s not a line here,” Hedonist Artisan Chocolates customer Michael Tomb, of Rochester, said. “I’d get down here immediately, because I’m sure there will... Read more
Abortion draws huge crowd to Batavia meeting
The Batavia Ciy Council had many items on Monday night’s agenda including appointing a new Fair Housing Officer and giving the city manager the “flexibility when determining wage step increments,” but it was the idea of a letter to Governor Cuomo that drew 150 people to the meeting. Over... Read more
Julia Roberts coming to Rochester to accept award
The George Eastman Museum will honor Julia Roberts with the George Eastman Award on May 2. The award recognizes Roberts’ contribution to the art of cinema. Tickets will go on sale to the public on March 18. Roberts will join the company of film legends including: Lauren Bacall, Louise Brooks, Charlie Chaplin,... Read more
Rochester native wins Grammy for Best Contemporary Instrumental album
World-famous drummer, Steve Gadd Band won a Grammy for Best Contemporary Instrumental album at the 61st annual Grammy Awards. He was presented with the award before the prime time show. It is his first Grammy. The 73-year-old drummer graduated from Eastridge High School and the Eastman School of Music.... Read more
Hundreds “take the plunge” to fundraise for the Special Olympics
Hundreds of locals braved the cold and decided to “take the plunge” into the frigid waters of Lake Ontario to raise funds to benefit the Special Olympics New York athletes in the Greater Rochester Area on Sunday. The “Polar Plunge” was held at Charlotte Beach, in Rochester. Registration began... Read more