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Job Corps Celebrates 50th Year of Employing and Guiding Low-Income Youth
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Job Corps Celebrates 50th Year of Employing and Guiding Low-Income Youth

Posted  September 24, 2014  by  Staff

Job Corps celebrated its 50th anniversary as an employer. For half a century, Job Corps has been providing one of the largest career-training networks aimed at low-income youths. By giving no-cost technical and academic training to young people ages 16 to 24, Job Corps helps guide youth towards a better path for their future careers. [...]

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Local Teen, Family Raise Money and Awareness for Early Onset Alzheimer's Disease
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Local Teen, Family Raise Money and Awareness for Early Onset Alzheimer's Disease

Posted  September 17, 2014  by  Staff

ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease, has recently drawn global attention, as its trending "Ice Bucket Challenge" -- where participants pour a bucket filled with ice water over their head to simulate the sensations felt by those suffering from the disease -- went viral. However, another neuro-degenerative disorder is also drawing attention locally, as one family fights to raise awareness for this deadly disease. [...]

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New UR Outreach Clinic for Medical and Dental Care Set to Open in Maplewood Area of Rochester
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New UR Outreach Clinic for Medical and Dental Care Set to Open in Maplewood Area of Rochester

Posted  September 12, 2014  by  Staff

This fall, the University of Rochester's School of Medicine and Dentistry (SMD) is taking a stand against medical and dental problems, especially the ones that plague the uninsured. The school has decided to open a UR Well Student Outreach Clinic, which will be located at St. Luke Tabernacle Community Church. It is intended to serve the Maplewood neighborhood. This will be the school's third UR Well clinic in the city. On Sept. 17, an open house is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at St. Luke's, located at 1261 Dewey Ave. in Rochester. Local media, residents, and leaders are encouraged to attend. [...]

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Three Great Places for Rochester Autumn Weddings
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Three Great Places for Rochester Autumn Weddings

Posted  September 11, 2014  by  Staff

Every day in the U.S., 6,200 weddings are taking place. In Rochester, NY, marrying couples abound -- especially in the summer and fall. While fall is not the traditional popular season for exchanging vows, it does have its fans, for Western NY is awash in brightly colored trees for several weeks. There's an added advantage to having a September wedding: booking prices often fall from the peak busy season. [...]

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Art Deco Architecture Still Alive and Well in Rochester
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Art Deco Architecture Still Alive and Well in Rochester

Posted  August 27, 2014  by  Staff

The Rochester Fire Department Headquarters and Shop buildings complex are some of Rochester's better examples of Art Deco-style architecture. The headquarters, which were built in 1936 and are located on Andrews Street, feature sculptural elements such as a window sculpted to look like a truck wheel, and pilasters shaped into firemen. [...]

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Local Group Hopes New Homes in Rochester's West Side Will Help Improve Local Area
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Local Group Hopes New Homes in Rochester's West Side Will Help Improve Local Area

Posted  August 27, 2014  by  Staff

This Wednesday, a work crew broke ground on four new single-family houses on the west side of Rochester. The homes will be located on vacant lots on Pierpont and Straub streets. The houses are being built by the Greater Rochester Housing Partnerships Home Rochester program, which works to build or renovate homes in the area and sell them. So far, they have been able to sell over 640 formerly vacant properties. This helps improve overall home value in areas. The city is focusing on redeveloping select areas that have the highest crime rates, vacancy rates, and lower property values. [...]

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Rochester Businesses Learn How To Keep Products Secure at 2014 Symposium
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Rochester Businesses Learn How To Keep Products Secure at 2014 Symposium

Posted  August 07, 2014  by  Staff

The fourth annual Gravure Association of the Americas (GAAmericas) symposium on Printed Electronics, Functional Printing, and Intelligent Packaging was recently held on June 23-24, 2014. One of the top goals of this symposium was to educate brand owners and packaging professionals on new ways to improve brand protection, authentication, and tracking. [...]

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New Electric Vehicle Charging StationUnveiled in Rochester This Month
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New Electric Vehicle Charging StationUnveiled in Rochester This Month

Posted  August 07, 2014  by  Staff

Coming to Rochester is a new electric vehicle charging station, which will be located in the town of Brighton. Tri City Rentals, which owns the Rustic Village apartments next to where the car charging station will be located, unveiled the station with a ribbon cutting event last month. [...]

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Wegmans Plans Out Next 10 Stores as Part of Northeast Expansion
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Wegmans Plans Out Next 10 Stores as Part of Northeast Expansion

Posted  August 04, 2014  by  Staff

In Wilmington, Delaware fans are rallying around a Facebook page lobbying Wegmans grocery store to come to their city. So far, the Facebook page has about 200 members, with more who have heard of the iconic Northeast grocery store joining every day. The closest Wegmans to Delaware is a new store coming to Concordville, Pennsylvania. This is close enough that customers in the northern part of Delaware could potentially make the trip. [...]

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The Skills Gap in Rochester Is Real
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The Skills Gap in Rochester Is Real

Posted  June 26, 2014  by  Staff

Three years ago, a TV host stood before the Senate Commerce Committee, and told them that, "The Skills Gap is real, and it’s getting wider... In high schools, the vocational arts have all but vanished. We’ve elevated the importance of 'higher education' to such a lofty perch, that all other forms of knowledge are now labeled 'alternative,'" said Mike Rowe, host of popular TV show Dirty Jobs. "Millions of parents and kids see apprenticeships and on-the-job-training opportunities as “vocational consolation prizes,” best suited for those not cut out for a four-year degree. And still, we talk about millions of “shovel ready” jobs for a society that doesn’t encourage people to pick up a shovel." [...]

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