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.
On Saturday, September 17th, Senator Robach had the honor to speak with, and visit with, participants prior to the start of the 2011 Rochester Walk to Defeat ALS at Ontario Beach Park. For more information on the great work that the ALS Association of Upstate New York does in our community, click http://webuny.alsa.org/site/PageServer?pagename=UNY_homepage to visit their website. Great job to all those who took part in this year's walk to raise money for this important cause!
On Sunday, September 11th, Senator Robach had the privilege to attend a number of September 11th remembrance ceremonies around my district to mark the 10-year anniversary of the terrorist attacks in New York City, at the Pentagon, and Shanksville, Pennsylvania. These photos come from ceremonies at Lakeshore Community Church, Our Mother of Sorrows Church, and Greece Assembly of God. It was honor to be with so many members of our Fire Departments, Police Departments, First Responders, and Emergency Medical Technicians. All of the ceremonies were extremely moving and very well done. 10 years ago, terrorists tried to divide us, but they have only made us more unified than ever. They tried to confuse us, but now we see as clear as we ever had.
On Friday, September 9th, Senator Robach had the opportunity to attend, and speak at, the Mildred Johnson Estates Phase II ribbon cutting ceremony. The event celebrated the new construction of 21 3-bedroom, single family homes on formerly vacant lots owned by the City of Rochester. Phase II is modeled on the success of Mildred Johnson Estates Phase I, which included 23 single family homes and was completed in 2008. All of the 21 new homes will be affordable to families earning 50% or less of the area median income. Together, Phase I and Phase II represent a 10 million dollar investment in the neighborhood.
On Friday, September 9th, Senator Robach had the privilege to visit with students, their families, and staff at his old grammar school, Holy Cross. The school, which re-opened to students this year held a kick-off event to being the new school year. As a part of the ceremony, the school invited local official, and police, fire, and EMS personnel for a flag raising to remember all those who lost their lives 10 years ago in the terrorist attacks of 2001.
On Monday, Senator Robach in the 2011 Labor Day Parade. Senator Robach would like to thank all the supporters and kids who helped make this parade so successful. Thanks to the many members of our community who came out to support the parade!
On Friday morning, September 2nd, Senator Robach attended, and spoke at, a ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially open The Crossroads Coffeehouse at the corner of Goodman Street and Clinton Avenue, at 752 South Goodman Street. Crossroads Coffeehouse offers free Wi-Fi, couches for lounging, a fireplace, and conference and meeting areas.
Recently, Senator Robach had the opportunity to speak at, and take part, in a ceremony to officially open The Swedge Shop. The store, located at 732 South Ave, is in the heart of the South Wedge community and is an information center and retail shop. People can come to get coffee mugs, T-shirts, maps, books, pub glasses, water bottles and other Wedge artifacts, learn a little of the history of the community and about upcoming events. For more information on the South Wedge neighborhood, you can visit http://southwedge.com/.
Recently, Senator Robach had the opportunity to speak at, and take part in, a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Nola's BBQ in Charlotte. Nola's expanded to include a new 'sky deck' to serve customers. Following the ceremony, two local students were each presented with a $500 scholarship for their college education.
On Saturday, August 20th, Senator Robach hosted his 4th Annual Women's Wellness Fair at The Mall at Greece Ridge. Senator Robach would like to thank all of the participants and visitors for their hard work and support to make this year's Wellness Fair a great success. A special thanks to his partners for this year's Woman's Wellness Fair, WDKX 103.9 FM and Rochester Woman Magazine.
Earlier this week, Senator Robach was joined by Town of Greece Councilman Andrew Conlon, and Jerry and Geri Spino to bring all of the donated school supplies and backpacks to the Greece Ecumenical Clothes Closet. Thank you to everyone who made this drive such a success. We collected dozens of backpacks and hundreds of notebooks, folders, pens, and pencils. This drive couldn't have been a success without your support. Best wishes to all the kids on a great 2011-2012 school year!
Senator Robach recently had an opportunity to visit with coaches and players from Rochester Hurricanes Youth Football during a pizza party at School #50. Thank you to Salvatore's Pizzeria for their assistance and support and the great pizza they provided for the coaches, players, and their families. Best wishes to everyone for a successful new season! For more on the Rochester Hurricanes Youth Football Program, follow them here, https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rochester-Hurricanes-Football-Cheer-Progr....
On Thursday, August 11th, Senator Robach spoke at, and attended, a board cutting ceremony to mark the opening of Weider's Pro Pain and Hardware in Brighton. The new store is located at the corner of Rhinecliff and Monroe Avenue, at the former Lilac Restaurant. This is the second location for Weider's, which also has a store in Honeoye Falls.