On Monday, November 21st, I had the opportunity to be a part of Know Your Government Day at the Integrated Arts and Technology School at Franklin High School. I spoke with students on the legislative process and duties of me and my colleagues in the State Legislature, along with how they can have their voices heard in our community. Best wishes to all the students at Franklin on continued success this year!
On Thursday, November 17th, I had the privilege to attend, and speak at, the grand opening ceremony for Doan FIAT in Greece. The dealership is located in The Mall at Greece Ridge, across from Chase bank. For more information on Doan FIAT, visit their website here, http://www.fiatusaofrochester.com/index.htm.
On Tuesday, November 15th, Senator Robach had the opportunity to visit with second grade students at Hilton's Village Elementary School. To promote literacy and comprehension, Senator Robach read a book chosen by their teacher, Mrs. Root. The students also spoke about books that they are currently writing and what their favorite books are.
On Friday, November 11th, SEnator Robach had the privilege to speak at a press conference to kick-off National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week. The event was held by the Open Door Mission, which will mark a 59 year tradition of serving hundreds of Thanksgiving meals to our area's most vulnerable citizens.
Here he is photographed with (from left to right) Chris Scribani of the Open Door Mission, Patty Lark from Congresswoman Slaughter's office, Michael J. Hennessy, Executive Director of the Open Door Mission, Darryl W. Porter, Assistant to the Mayor, and Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks.
Earlier on this Veterans Day, Senator Robach had the privilege to speak at, and take part in, a ceremony at The Blue Cross Arena at Rochester War Memorial. Senator Robach was honored to present the wreath on behalf of the Town of Greece with Supervisor John Auberger. It was great to meet so many of our veterans that live in our community. Thank you again to all the men and women who have served our country, and continue to do so today.
On Wednesday, November 9th, Hilton held its Veterans Day ceremony, which included the dedication of the Veterans Wall at Hilton Town Hall. Over 300 students from elementary and middle schools around Hilton attended this event. Also, U.S. Army Sgt. David Earl Lemcke of Hilton returned home. Veterans, emergency personnel, and members of the community welcomed home Lemcke more than 40 years after he was killed serving our Country. Calling hours will be held on Friday. Saturday, his funeral will be held at 11:00 a.m. at First Bible Baptist Church on Manitou Road.
On Thursday, October 13th, Senator Robach had the privilege to attend, and speak at, a ceremony where Monro Muffler Brake Inc.’s broke ground on a $4 million expansion. Monro Muffler is adding 70,000 square feet to its offices and warehouse at the Holleder Industrial Park in Rochester. Founded in 1957, Monro Muffler employs 5,000 at 800 locations in 19 states.
This past weekend, Senator Robach had the privilege to attend a ribbon cutting ceremony at L & R Meats, located at 774 Jay Street in Rochester. Best wishes to Lou and your entire staff as you continue to serve the Rochester community!
Recently, Senator Robach had the opportunity to attend, and speak at, a ribbon cutting ceremony for Magellan, Inc. Real Estate and Relocation in Brighton. Senator Robach wishes the entire staff all the best and continued success in your new location. For more information on Magellan Real Estate and Relocation, you can visit their website, http://www.1magellan.com/.
On Wednesday, October 5th, Senator Robach had the opportunity to attend an open house at the General Motors Holdings Plant on Lexington Avenue in Rochester. The open house was a way to say thank you to our community for the support that the company has received. Thousands of people took advantage of the open house to see many of the products made right here in our back yard. It was great to meet so many of the employees and see the members of our community who came out to support this open house.
On Wednesday, October 5th, Senator Robach had the privilege to attend a press conference in commemoration of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The press conference, hosted by Alternatives for Battered Women, was held at the Crime Victims' Resource Center, in Rochester. I have been happy to work with advocates, law enforcement, and victims to sponsor legislation, which has strengthened domestic violence laws. For more information on ABW, visit their website here, http://www.abwrochester.org/.
On Thursday, September 29th, Senator Robach had the opportunity to attend, and speak at, a ribbon-cutting ceremony for D4, LLC, a leading provider of eDiscovery, Computer Forensics and Litigation Support Services for Law Firms and Corporations. They recently moved to 222 Andrews Street in Rochester.
D4 invested 1.6 million dollars in the renovation of the building and installation of a high security Data Center with assistance from a number of state and local agencies.
The move allows for continued growth and expansion for D4, as the company plans to hire additional employees this year and into 2012. D4 has 8 offices around the country and is looking to add additional locations in 2012. For more information visit http://www.d4discovery.com/.
Last week, I had the opportunity to visit with employees and customers at the newest Tops Friendly Market store in Hilton. The Hilton location is the 15th store in Monroe County and the 133rd store in the company’s New York/Pennsylvania market.
Shoppers at the Hilton Tops will see immediate changes in the 27,000 square-foot location such as exterior signage, aisle signs, the addition of Tim Horton’s kiosk and increased product variety, including Tops brand products.
More renovations are on the way to the store, which are expected to begin in early January and be completed in the spring.
There are approximately 32 full-time and 50 part-time associates at the Hilton location.
On Wednesday, September 21st, Senator Robach joined members of the Greece and Hilton Rotary Clubs to present new dictionaries to third grade students at Quest Elementary School in Hilton. The dictionary project promotes comprehension and literacy and instills at a young age the fun and importance of reading. Dictionaries are presented to 3rd grade students in the Hilton and Greece school districts.
On Tuesday night, September 20th, Senator Robach had the privilege to speak at Bank of Castile's 5th Anniversary celebration. Bank of Castile is located on Long Pond Road in Greece, next to the YMCA. It is always a pleasure to see small businesses thrive in our community. Best wishes to everyone at Bank of Castile and many successes in the years ahead!
On Tuesday, September 20th, Senator Robach had the privilege to visit with 3rd grade students at Longridge Elementary School in Greece to distribute new dictionaries for the 3rd graders to use this year. Senator Robach was also joined by the new superintendent of the Greece Central School District, Barbara Deane-Williams. The dictionary distribution project continues through next week at schools in both the Greece and Hilton School Districts.
On Monday, September 19th, Senator Robach spoke at, and took part in, a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Annex The Mills at High Falls. Construction on the project started in April 2010, and was completed in July. The total cost of the project was $7.5 million. The buildings, located on State Street in downtown Rochester are anticipated to be fully occupied by the end of this year. For more information on Annex The Mills at High Falls, visit the Urban League of Rochester Economic Development Corporation website at http://www.ulr.org/econDev.php.
On Sunday, September 18th, Senator Robach had the privilege to welcome back World War II veterans from their Honor Flight to Washington D.C. It is always an honor to meet with the brave men and women who have given so much to fight for our Country. You can find out for information about Honor Flight Rochester by visiting their website at http://honorflightrochester.org/.
On Saturday, September 17th, Senator Robach had the honor to help kick-off the inaugural Greentopia Festival at High Falls in downtown Rochester. Businesses and organizations showcased products and programs that help restore the planet, promote green living – even save consumers some money. Greentopia is a festival of ideas that empowers everybody to create positive change on the planet we call home. Senator Robach was also proud to sponsor the essay contest, which awarded scholarships to four local students. For more information on the festival, visit http://greentopiafestival.com/.
On Friday, September 16th, Senator Robach had the privilege to join Bishop Matthew Clark of the Diocese of Rochester for the re-opening mass at Holy Cross in Charlotte. The school closed in 2008, but re-opened this September, welcoming back students in grades K through 6. I wish all the best to the students and staff of Holy Cross for a successful school year. Holy Cross is where Senator Robach attended grammar school.