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    Farmers markets get special attention and support from newly created specialist post

    Farmers markets are growing in popularity all across the country and locally the markets, their managers and the growers who sell their produce, are benefiting from an innovative support project called “Merchandising for Improved Performance at Farmers...

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    Girl Scout cookies popular at St. Patrick’s Day Parade

    Daisy Troop Girl Scouts from Troop 60450 took their cookie fundraiser to the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Rochester Saturday, March 14. They sold nearly 200 boxes to parade spectators. The scouts are raising money for their...

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    Final Civil War encampment features distinguished speakers

    The fourth and final Civil War Encampment put on by Genesee Community College to mark the 150th anniversary of the war that defined our nation promises to be one of the most interesting to date. The event...

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  • A collage in a Chestnut Ridge School hallway recognizes supporters of all grade levels who helped honor the memory of Lydia Tata who died in early January.
    “Love for Lydia” project honors classmate’s dreams

    Teacher Beth Eberlding’s fourth-grade class gathered in the Chestnut Ridge Elementary School’s hallway to share a few memories of their friend and fellow classmate, Lydia Tata. “Today would have been Lydia’s birthday,” remembered Nickolas Wetzel. “Lydia loved...

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    Start your Spring Cleaning for Ronald McDonald House Charities

    Ronald McDonald House Charities of Rochester (RMHC) encourages Rochesterians to begin their spring cleaning and drop off gently used merchandise at the curb-side drop-off in advance of its Spring Household Sale. Individuals can drop off their donations...

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  • Library leaders grateful for funding effort - Members of RALS with representatives from Churchville-Chili CSD. (l-r) C-C Director of Instruction Giulio Bosco, CES Principal Dave Johnson, MCLS Director Patty Uttaro, Monroe 2 BOCES SLS Director Jim Belair, Assemblyman Stephen Hawley, GV BOCES SLS Director Christopher Harris, RRLC’s Laura Osterhout, Brockport’s Seymour Library Director Carl Gouveia, Riga Public Library Director Lynn Brown, C-C Director Sue Witter, CES Librarian Julie DeWaters, C-C Superintendent Lori Orologio.
    Library leaders grateful for Hawley’s support

    Leaders from the Rochester Area Library Systems (RALS) group, a collaboration among local public, school and academic library systems, met at Churchville-Chili Elementary School in February to discuss the important role libraries play in the community. It...

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    Hospice Beats the Winter Blues

    For the second year in a row a local farmer has selected Hospice of Orleans to receive a $2,500 donation from America’s Farmers Grow Communities, a Monsanto Fund.   Charles Mathes of Mathes Farms in Holley (right),...

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    Reasons to celebrate this week — even if you aren’t Irish

    Added to St. Patrick’s Day on Tuesday, March 17, the week ahead includes the Vernal Equinox on March 20! That might well be the most anticipated season-change ever after getting through January and February’s snowy and cold...

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    Native American artifacts on display

    A collection of arrowheads and other Indian artifacts is on display at the Newman Riga Library until the end of April. Allan Ward of Lakeville, NY would find these artifacts as he was working on his property...

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    Registration open for Westside Challenger Baseball

    Westside Challenger Baseball will enter its fifth season for all area youngsters in Western Monroe County, Orleans and Genesee counties who have physical and/or developmental disabilities and would like to experience baseball that is structured to their...

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