• Lennon Hare practicing a side kick as Dylan Mattice looks on.
    Meeting challenges through Karate

    Fifteen-year-old Hilton High School sophomore Lennon Hare is a member of the United States Karate Team and has qualified to compete in the prestigious World Karate Championships being held this year, November 2 through 8, in Niagara...

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  • Travis Mattison reopened Ridgecrest Turkey Farm this year, taking on the task of raising 1,100 turkeys for the Thanksgiving season.
    Ridgecrest Turkey Farm re-opens

    Ridgecrest Turkey Farm, 7341 Ridge Road West, Brockport, will be open this Thanksgiving season, for the first time since 2015, selling their free-range, broad breast white meat turkeys that are free of growth hormones and antibiotics. The...

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  • Don Potter. Photo by Karen Fien
    Don Potter at The Lyric Theatre

    On October 5, 2019, Don Potter returned to Rochester for a sold out show at the historic Lyric Theatre on East Avenue. In the late 60s and early 70s Potter rose to local fame as part of...

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  • Two farming families are working together to provide quality products to their customers. Shown (l-r) front row Lora and Jeff Partyka, back row Steve Partyka, Andy Hendel, and Scott Partyka.
    Farming families working together

    Hendel Farms in Holley opened in 1953 as a commercial grain farm. The business was built on the goal of providing quality products and superior customer service. Hendel Farms raises only non-GMO varieties of grains for their...

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  • Baby Ace Restoration Team (BART) surrounding the fuselage: left to right: Tyler Mullen, Lauren Rosenthal, Dhruva Rana, Pete Bonneau, Jim Gooding, Bob Nelligan-Barrett, Vet Thomas, Clara Montalbano, Earl Luce, Elio Dominguez-Montalbano, Gail Isaac and Bruce Willis
    Fueling Dreams of Aviation

    Rochester’s Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter 44 is an organization founded in 1957 that enables people to realize their dreams of flight. Their mission states, “EAA Chapter 44 was established to encourage, aid, and engage in study...

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  • Huether Heating and Cooling celebrates 50 years of service

    In the summer of 1969, John Huether Sr. came home and shared with his wife, Jan, that he wanted to go into business for himself. “It was summertime, it was hot, John was a boiler furnace specialist,...

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    The Allman Betts Band at Jazz Fest on June 28

    Photos by Karen Fien – Homer, NY, April 11, 2019 He’s A Brother Music runs through the veins same as blood, proof of that is The Allman Betts Band. Devon Allman and Duane Betts sons of Gregg...

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  • Howard Hanna celebrates Grand Opening of new Spencerport Office

    On May 9, Howard Hanna held the Grand Opening of their new, fully remodeled offices in Spencerport. Located at 421 South Union Street, the building was formerly home to Countryside Cabinetworks. Over 100 people attended the Grand...

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    Albert Paley – American modernist metal sculptor

    Albert Paley started out as a jewelry designer. He was educated at Tyler School of Art, an art and architecture school based at Temple University, a large, urban, public research university in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Paley was born...

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  • Hilton’s Josie Waverly was inducted into the New York State Country Music Hall of Fame in October. Photo by Karen Fien
    Loving the Country Music Life

    For the past 31 years, Hilton’s Josie Waverly has been doing what she loves, singing, writing and performing country music. In October 2018, Waverly was inducted into the New York State Country Music Hall of Fame, an...

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