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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
On Thursday morning, I had the privilege to meet with students who attend Discovery Charter School in Irondequoit. This is a new elementary public school located at the campus of Bishop Kearney High School. Currently, it has grades K through 2nd and will be adding 3rd through 6th grade. For more information on Discovery Charter School, visit their website at www.rochesterdiscovery.com.
On October 9th, I had the opportunity to address the Hilton High School Class of 2013 on the role of the government in our community and answer their questions on policy, New York State and my favorite football team! It is always a pleasure to visit Hilton High School!
On Friday, I had the privilege to attend a ceremony at Germanow-Simon Corp. to celebrate the completion of a $3.25 million upgrade to the company's facilities located at 408 St. Paul Street. Germanow-Simon Corp. consists of two operating companies: GS Plastics Optics and Tel-Tru Manufacturing Co., and is one of the area's oldest continually operating manufacturing businesses. It was founded 96 years ago by members of the Germanow and Simon families. It currently employs 93 people, and when the project began 18 months ago, it employed 77 people.
On Friday, I had the privilege to speak at, and help cut the ribbon at, a ceremony to celebrate the relocation of Callan-Harris Physical Therapy. They are now located at 1328 University Avenue. For more information, visit their website, http://www.chptusa.com/.
On Thursday, I had the privilege to speak at the ribbon cutting ceremony for the Art Walk Extension and Enhancement Project. The project reconstructs University Avenue from North Goodman Street to Union Street by replacing aging streets and sidewalks. The portion unveiled today runs east to west on University Avenue from Goodman Street to Union Street, and north to south on Goodman Street from Village Gates to the Rochester Museum and Science Center.
Rochester, N.Y. – Michael G. Carey, son of Governor Hugh Carey, today joined a host of athletes, sports dignitaries, and local elected officials to announce plans to bring back the Empire State Games through the creation of a new not-for-profit foundation, the Empire State Sports Foundation. The private foundation has taken over the planning, promotion and organization of the summer games thanks to a recent agreement signed with the New York State Parks Department.
Carey, who will serve as president of the foundation’s Board of Governors, detailed the significant progress being made to permanently bring back the summer games, including a plan to reunify the two games under the banner of the Empire State Games and the Empire State Sports Foundation.
On Wednesday, I had the privilege to speak at the (88+) 1 Year Anniversary celebration at Rochester Silver Works, LLC. RSW, formerly an Eastman Kodak company manufacturing department, became a private company as of October, 2011. RSW retained ALL 55 highly skilled former Kodak employees, along with their expertise, the manufacturing site and all equipment. The facility covers over 10 square acres of land with full capabilities to collect, refine and manufacture silver scrap to high purity silver and silver based chemicals. For more information, visit www.rochestersilverworks.com.
On Tuesday night, October 2nd, I had the privilege to make remarks prior to the Gates-Chili girls volleyball game against Greece Arcadia. The team wore pink jerseys as a part of their 'Dig Pink' fund raiser for cancer awareness.