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Anthony L. Jordan Health Center Opens New Access Point

On Friday, I had the privilege to speak at, and help cut the ribbon at, the grand opening ceremony of the Anthony L. Jordan Health Center's new access office. It is located at Glenwood Garden. AJHC is accredited by the Joint Commission and has served Rochester’s northeast area residents for over 40 years. It is uniquely positioned through its location, bilingual staff with cultural sensitivity, and center-wide commitment to high quality service to provide medical and dental care to a vulnerable and often under-insured population. For more information, visit www.jordanhealth.org.

October 24, 2012
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Visiting with Students at Stepping Stones Learning Center

On Tuesday, October 24th, I had the privilege to tour and visit with students at Stepping Stones Learning Center. Stepping Stones Learning Center, a not-for-profit, family centered program for children birth to 21 years of age with and without special needs. Through our community, OPWDD, clinic, and early childhood school based classroom programs, we have developed unique environments where an acceptance of diversity promotes an atmosphere where children learn and grow together and from each other; what a lifelong gift. For more information, visit http://steppingstoneslearning.com/.

October 24, 2012
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Grant Helps Greece Add iPads to Elementary Schools

I am proud to partner with the Greece Central School District to put technology into the hands of Greece elementary school students. In an effort to increase students' access to, and understanding of, technology, the district recently purchased 30 iPads for each school serving grades 3-5. I was able to access educational funding for this program. In addition to Buckman Heights, iPad stations have been added to Brookside, Craig Hill, Lakeshore, Longridge, Paddy Hill, Pine Brook, and West Ridge Elementary Schools.

October 23, 2012
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Visiting Students at Turkish Cultural Center of Rochester

On Saturday morning, I had the privilege to visit with children at the Turkish Cultural Center of Rochester. The kids had great questions regarding our community, our state, and our country. I also had the opportunity to read to them before they returned to their classrooms. So many bright young minds! Thanks for having me as a guest!

October 23, 2012
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RIT Announces Center for Urban Entrepreneurship

Earlier today, I had the privilege to attend a press conference where RIT. announced that will open a new Center for Urban Entrepreneurship in Downtown Rochester. RIT received the building at 40 Franklin Street, the former Rochester Savings Bank, through a donation from Rochester Historic Ventures. The university estimates it will cost about $1.2 million in capital improvements to refurbish parts of the building. Another $2-$4 million will be needed to prepare the building for programmatic needs. The anticipated opening of the center is fall 2013.

October 22, 2012
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Honor Flight Wraps up 2012 Season

On Sunday, October 21st, I had the privilege to welcome home World War II veterans at the Greater Rochester International Airport from their Honor Flight. Honor Flight flies veterans to the World War II memorial in Washington, D.C. This was the 26th such trip. For more information on this great organization, visit their website at http://honorflightrochester.org/.

October 22, 2012
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R.I.T. College of Applied Science & Technology Celebrates 40 Years

Earlier this afternoon, I was privileged to join my colleagues from New York State, and the faculty, staff, students, and alumni of the College of Applied Science and Technology at R.I.T. for their 40th Anniversary Celebration. The College of Applied Science and Technology (CAST) at RIT has a long-standing reputation of excellence and innovation. Established in 1972, it is one of the Institute’s largest colleges enrolling approximately one-fifth of all the students at RIT. The college offers a myriad of dynamic programs—ranging from hospitality, nutrition and service management, health systems administration, human resource development, packaging science, environmental management and safety, engineering technology, and the Army and Air Force ROTC.

October 18, 2012
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Summer of Opportunity Volunteer/Employer Breakfast

Earlier this morning, I had the privilege to speak at an appreciation breakfast for volunteers and employers of the Summer of Opportunity and Summer Youth Employment program. For more information on this great program for our youth, visit http://www.cityofrochester.gov/soop/.

October 18, 2012
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Pinnacle Liquor Opens in Brighton

This past weekend, I had the privilege to take part in the ribbon-cutting ceremony at Pinnacle Liqour in Brighton. Pinnacle Liquor is located at 1720 Monroe Avenue. Founded by Jim Yaeger in 1997 as Yaeger's Fine Wines and Spirits, Pinnacle Wine and Liquor is a family owned liquor and wine store that strives to give personalized service to each and every customer. For more information, visit them on Facebook at //www.facebook.com/pages/Pinnacle-Wine-and-Liquor/110721325675508.

October 18, 2012
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Project Heat's On 2012

On Saturday morning, I had the privilege to attend a press conference at UA Local 13 Plumbers and Pipefitters for the announcement of Project Heat's On 2012. This annual project is sponsored by Plumbers Pipefitters & HVAC Service Techs UA Local 13 and Mechanical Contractors Association.

October 17, 2012
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Greece Chamber of Commerce Business Showcase

On Saturday afternoon, I had the privilege to visit with guests at the Greece Chamber of Commerce Business Showcase. The showcase, which took place at The Mall at Greece Ridge, featured small business owners from Greece. Some of the businesses on hand included: Affinity Orchard Place Apartments; Benefit Representatives of America; BrunoComp Insurance Agency; Bryant & Stratton College; Genesee Regional Bank; PetSaver Healthy Pet Superstore; Ridge Road Fire District; and Wehner Mower.

October 17, 2012
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Push Yourself 5k Aids Local Causes

On Sunday morning, I had the privilege to visit with participants at the Push Yourself 5k at Ellison Park. This was the third year of the event, which was held to benefit the Rochester Area CrimeStoppers and the Lymphoma/Leukemia Society. Rochester homicide victim Paul Vasconcellos II was remembered during the 5k. He was killed two years ago, and his case remains unsolved. His father Paul Vasconcellos Sr. was on hand for the event. Also, funds were raised for Dan Prinzi, a teacher in Webster, who was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma. Nearly 500 runners took place in the Push Yourself 5k. For more information on Push Yourself, visit their website at http://pushyourself.com/Home.aspx.

October 16, 2012
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Latino Student College Fair

On Friday morning, I had the privilege to speak at the 2nd Annual Latino Student College Fair, which was held at City Hall. The fair offered students from the City of Rochester School District to meet with officials from local colleges and business organizations. Great job by Albert Algarin, Jr. and your entire committee on this wonderful event! Here I photographer with Alondra Ramos, who was the recipient of the Dr. Emeterio M. Otero Academic Excellence Award.

October 16, 2012
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Meeting with Gates Chamber of Commerce Members

Last week, I had to the honor to join for the Gates Chamber of Commerce for their monthly "Meet and Greet" breakfast. I was able to talk to members of the Gates business community and here their views on the issues facing the community.

October 16, 2012
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Celebrating 100th Birthday

On Friday afternoon, I had the privilege to visit with Mildred Hathaway, who was celebrating her 100th birthday. Mildred celebrated with her family and friends at Crimson Ridge Manors in Greece. Best wishes Mildred!

October 15, 2012
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Clothes Mentor Cuts Ribbon on New Greece Location

Last week, I had the privilege to take part in the ribbon-cutting ceremony for Clothes Mentor in Greece. The store is located in Ridgemont Plaza. For more infomration on Clothes Mentor, visit their website at www.clothesmentor.com.

October 15, 2012
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A Successful Women's Wellness Fair

I would like to thank everyone who attended, and all the vendors who provided information and services, at my 5th Annual Women's Wellness Fair this past weekend. Thank you for your continued support and for helping to make this year's Women's Wellness Fair such a success!

October 15, 2012
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2012 Human Service Worker of the Year Awards

Earlier this afternoon, I had the privilege to present the 2012 Human Service Courage Award to City of Rochester Police Officer Anthony DiPonzio. I also had the honor of nominating Anthony for the award for his dedication to our community and his amazing recovery and return to work after being shot in the line of duty in 2009. Congratulations to all of this year's award winners!

October 12, 2012
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Cancer Wellness Connections Luncheon

Yesterday, I had the privilege to speak at Cancer Wellness Connections luncheon. Cancer Wellness Connections helps women stay healthy, positive, and strong as they go through the challenge of cancer treatment. I am photographed with Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks and Eileen Grossman.

October 12, 2012
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Homecoming Night in Hilton

Last Friday, I had the privilege to conduct the coin toss prior to Hilton High School's Homecoming Football Game against Gates-Chili. Here I am pictured with Athletic Director Mike Giruzzi and head football coach Rich Lipani. Best wishes to the Cadets as they head towards the Section Five Football Tournament!

October 11, 2012
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