On Saturday and Sunday, August 28th and 29th, Charlotte will host Smoke, Flames, and Courage 2010, an expo of firefighting past and present. Smoke, Flames, and Courage takes place each day from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. at the Port of Rochester and Ontario Beach Park. Free events include: hall of firefighting history, displays of moden and antique fire apparatus, hand pumping, bucket brigades and steam fire engine with horses, rescue simulations, rescue boats, fire safety exhibits, fire memorabilia flea market, band concerts, children's activities, explorer efficiency competitions, and family safety awareness. For further information, you can call 311 in the City of Rochester, or outside the city, call 428-5990.
On Wednesday, August 25th, Senator Robach spoke at a ceremony to honor Veterans which was held at Fleming Point Gracious Retirement in Greece. Veterans in attendance also received a quilt from the Fleming Point quilting club.
On Wednesday, August 25th, Senator Robach introduced Ruby Shooz, who played at the final 2010 Concert by the Shore of the summer. Concerts by the Shore, which just wrapped up its 26th season provided free entertainment to families all summer long at Ontario Beach Park in Charlotte.
On Tuesday, August 24th, the Town of Greece Police Department honored residents who have gone through its Citizen’s Police Academy program with a picnic at Greece Town Hall. Members of the program were lauded for their commitment to help make Greece neighborhoods safe for families. Pictured (left to right) are Town of Greece Supervisor John Auberger, Town of Greece Police Officer Mary Beth Kowalski, Peter Landauer, Town of Greece Police Chief Todd Baxter, Senator Joe Robach, Town of Greece Deputy Supervisor Jeff McCann, Janet Selke, and Town Councilman Kirk Morris.
Recently, Senator Robach took part in a health fair held at Power House Kingdom Cathedral Church of God in Christ. The health fair was a chance for people to find out their blood pressure and also receive HIV, glucose, and lead testing. For more information on Power House Kingdom Cathedral C.O.G.I.C., you can visit their website by clicking here.
On Friday, August 20th, Senator Robach provided remarks to bicycle riders who were taking part in a ride from Rochester to Buffalo. Ride for Their Lives will take riders from Rochester to Los Angeles between August 21st and September 22nd. For more information, visit http://www.ridefortheirlives.com/.
On Friday, August 13th, Senator Robach visited with guests at The Community Place of Greater Rochester Youth Department Family Fun Day Luncheon. Programs for family fun day centered around reading, health and self esteem.
On Thursday, August 12th, Community Place of Greater Rochester held its annual Health Fair and Rummage Sale. Senator Robach visited with neighborhood business owners and children visiting the health fair. For more information on Community Place, visit their website at http://www.communityplace.org/.
On Thursday August 12th, Senator Robach made remarks during a press conference at Rochester General Hospital to announce an energy-efficient lighting project. The project, once complete, will save the hospital more than $80,000 annually in energy costs.
On Thursday, August 5th, Senator Robach visited Burn Camp, sponsored by the Finger Lakes Regional Burn Association, Inc. The camp is for children and young adults who have been burned by accident or on by abuse. For more information, visit www.flrba.com.
On Saturday, July 31, Senator Robach took part in the Puerto Rican Parade in downtown Rochester. The parade started at Liberty Pole Way and ended at Frontier Field, the site of the Puerto Rican Festival, which ran from July 30th until August 1st. The theme for this year's parade was Recordando Nuestros Pueblos (Remembering our Hometowns). For more information on the Puerto Rican Festival, click here.
On Thursday night, July 29, Senator Robach participated in the Hilton Firemen's Grand Parade. The parade is a part of the Hilton Fire Department Carnival, which runs from July 28-31. For more information, visit http://hiltonfd.org/Carnival.shtml.
On Saturday, July 24, Senator Robach joined the Chili Avenue Business Alliance for the Taste of Chili Ave Festival.The event featured numerous activities for children and youth, including a bouncy house, face painting and a basketball competition at Gardiner Recreation Center.In addition, there was live music from Noon until 6:00 p.m.
On Saturday, July 24, the Simmons' Youth Enrichment Center at Upper Room Family Worship Center hosted a free community festival. During the festival, Senator Robach announced the winner of a free bicycle.
Senator Robach joins the women of Katie Shirley's Closet. Stephanie Shirley, the mother of one of the five "Fairport Angels" who died in a car accident in 2009, started the business as a tribute to her daughter, Katie. The group donates procees from their jewelry sales to the Daystar Program for Medically Fragile Infants.
On Friday, July 23, Senator Robach helped dedicate Max Lill Drive, which will run from South Avenue to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Highland Park. James "Max" Lill died last month at age 64. Lill was instrumental in the construction of the nationally renowned Memorial. The memorial was opened to the public on September 8, 1996.
On Thursday, July 22, Senator Robach welcomed residents and their guests to the Town of Greece Summer Picnic for Seniors. The annual event was held at Greece Town Hall. Senator Robach provided remarks to the crowd prior to lunch and thanked them for all that they do for the Town of Greece. Following lunch, seniors were treated to entertainment by Johnny Matt Band.
On Tuesday, July 20, Senator Robach took part in 'Annual Reading Day' at the Harley School. Horizons at Harley is a summer Student Enrichment Program that provides low-income Rochester children with a unique combination of academic, social, cultural, wellness, and recreational learning experiences that support their success in school and in life. One hundred twenty five children in grades K-8 attend Horizons each summer for six weeks at The Harley School.