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War of 1812 Bicentennial Peace Garden Dedication

On Saturday, August 11th, I had the privilege to take part in a ceremony to dedicate a peace garden to celebrate 200 years of peace between the U.S. and Canada. The property is located at Mayer's Lake Ontario Winery, 1593 Hamlin Parma Townline Road in Hilton.

August 13, 2012
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2012 National Night Out

(Rochester, NY) - Last night, I had the privilege to take part in a number of the celebrations around our community to mark National Night Out. Greece, Charlotte, and the Maplewood area were just some of the communities that hosted family-oriented events to take a stand against crime.

August 8, 2012
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Puerto Rican Youth Development Hosts Family Day

Recently, I had the privilege to visit with youth from our community and their families at Puerto Rican Youth Development's Safe Summer Family Day. There were board games, volleyball, a bounce house, and other activities for families to participate in. Great work by everyone involved.

August 2, 2012
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Honoring Clarkson's Don Lage

(Clarkson, NY) - On Wednesday Night, August 1st, I had the privilege to present a proclamation to Don Lage, who was honored by the Clarkson Historical Society for his commitment to the restoration of Clarkson Academy. Congrats to Don and thank you for your service to our community!

August 2, 2012
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Erie Harbor Enhancement Project

Recently, I had the opportunity to speak at, and take part in the ground breaking ceremony at, an event to mark the beginning of the Erie Harbor Enhancement Project. This project includes the replacement of River Park Commons with the 131-unit Erie Harbor Apartments, which are almost completed, and improvements along Mount Hope Avenue.

August 2, 2012
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Steel River BBQ Opens

Recently, I had the honor to be a part of the grand opening celebration at Steel River BBQ Bar and Grill in Charlotte. The restaurant is located at 421 River Street. It is open 7 days week, Sundays through Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Thursdays through Saturdays from 11:30 a.m. until 2 a.m. Steel River also offers barbeque with a Hispanic flair, including Cuban Roast Pork Platter and Pulled Pork Empanda. Best wises to Jose, Michelle, Tina, and your entire staff on continued success!

August 1, 2012
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Rose Bed in Maplewood Garden Dedicated to TAO

Recently, I had the honor to speak at a dedication ceremony at Maplewood Rose Garden. The dedication was for the new TAO rose bed in the garden. TAO stands for Transplant Awareness Organization, and to learn about the great work they do in our community, visit their website at www.tao-rochester.org.

July 31, 2012
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Benedettos Opens in Rochester's East End

Recently, I had the privilege to speak at, and help cut the ribbon at, the grand opening ceremony for Benedettos Restaurant. Benedettos is located in the East End, on 289 Alexander Street. The restaurant offers casual Italian-American cuisine, and features two private dining areas across two floors and a first floor has a full bar with additional seating. Benedettos is open 7 days week, at 4:30 p.m. on Mondays through Saturdays and 2:00 p.m. on Sundays.

July 30, 2012
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RGRTA Cuts Ribbon on New Admin Building

This morning, I had the privilege to speak at, and help cut the ribbon at, a ceremony to mark the opening of the Rochester Genesee Regional Transportation Authority's Administration Building. It is located on East Main Street. The building is named after John Doyle Jr.

July 26, 2012
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2012 Puerto Rican Parade

On Saturday, I had the privilege to take part in the 2012 Puerto Rican Parade in downtown Rochester. This was a part of the 43rd annual Puerto Rican festival, which took place over the weekend at Frontier Field. Thank you to those who came out to support the parade and take part in this great event!

July 24, 2012
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South Wedge Spirits & Wine Opens

Recently, I had the privilege to speak at, and help cut the ribbon at, the grand opening ceremony for South Wedge Spirits and Wine. This is the newest small business to open in the South Wedge community.

July 24, 2012
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Anthony Jordan Health Center Expanding

Earlier today, I had the opportunity to take part in a ground breaking ceremony at the Anthony L. Jordan Health Center, located on 82 Holland Street. For more information on the services the Jordan Health Center provides to our community, visit their website, http://www.jordanhealth.org/.

July 20, 2012
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Rochester Educational Opportunity Center Opens

(Rochester, N.Y.) - On Thursday, July 19th, I had the privilege to speak at, and take part in, the ribbon cutting ceremony at the Rochester Educational Opportunity Center (REOC). The new state-of-the-art building includes modern classrooms, a healthcare lab, a cosmetology salon, and a bistro. For more information on what is offered at REOC, visit http://www.reoc.brockport.edu/.

July 20, 2012
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California Rollin' Expands at Village Gate

California Rollin', which has been at Village Gate since 1994, held a ribbon cutting ceremony yesterday to unveil their newly expanded restaurant. The expanded restaurant now occupies space that was next to its previous location. The restaurant currently has one other location, at the Port Terminal in Charlotte. California Rollin' is set to open a third location later this year on Genesee Street.

July 19, 2012
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Visiting Students at The Harley School

On Wednesday, I had the privilege to visit with students and faculty at The Harley School in Brighton. The students are a part of Horizons Summer Reading Program. For more on Horizons and other programs offered at The Harley School, visit www.harleyschool.org.

July 18, 2012
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American Portfolios Open House

Recently, I had the privilege to attend an open house for American Portfolios. Nationpay and American Portfolios are a local Rochester, NY company located on 350 Linden Oaks, Suite 215 in Rochester, NY 14625. Since 2010 Nationpay has been helping businesses and business owners in the Rochester, NY area, as well as across the nation, with complete and customized business solution programs. These include: Payroll, Corporate Benefits, Retirement Services and Human Resources Compliance and Administration. All services offered by Nationpay are tailor made in order to meet the demands for any size business and organizations from 1 employee to 1000+ employees.

July 18, 2012
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Paul Wolk Commons Ribbon Cutting

On Thursday, July 12th, I had the privilege to speak at, and take part in, the ribbon cutting ceremony for Paul Wolk Commons. The mixed-use community facility combines affordable housing units with a mental health treatment apartment program. Paul Wolk Commons are located at 435 State Street.

July 17, 2012
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Visiting With Students at Freedom School

Recently, I had the opportunity to visit with students at NEAD/CDF Freedom School as a 'Read Aloud' Guest to read a portion of Jonah Winter's "Muhammad Ali: Champion of the World".

July 16, 2012
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Anthony Simonetti White Graduates from West Point

Recently during a luncheon at the Italian-American Sports Club in Gates, I had the privilege to present Anthony Simonetti White with a proclamation in recognition of his graduation from West Point.

July 16, 2012
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2012 Big Rib BBQ & Blues Fest

On Thursday, July 12th, I had the privilege to speak at the Rib-In cutting ceremony to officially open the 2012 Big Rib BBQ and Blues Fest. This year's festival takes place at Highland Park through Sunday, serving at 11:30 a.m. each day. For all the details on the great food and music that will be a part of this year's festival, visit http://www.rochesterevents.com/festivals-events/big-rib-bbq-blues-fest/.

July 12, 2012
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