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.
On Thursday, July 15, Senator Robach made remarks to the Genesee Valley Chapter of the Retired Public Employees Association. The remarks came during the chapter's annual picnic, held at Webster Park. For more information on the Genesee Valley Chapter, click here.
On Wednesday, July 14th, Senator Robach introduced Herb Gross & The Invictas to the crowd at Ontario Beach Park prior to the latest Concert by the Shore. The group played from 7:00 until 9:00 p.m. Concerts by the Shore is a free event, supported by Senator Robach, that provides great fun and entertainment for the entire family. Every Wednesday throughout the summer, Concerts by the Shore takes place at Ontario Beach Park. For more information on The Invictas, visit their website.
On Tuesday, July 13th, Senator Robach joined Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks; Robert Judd and Jim Genthner from EPIC Advisors, Inc.; City Councilman Dana Miller; and Bret Garwood from the City of Rochester; to cut the ribbon on EPIC Advisors' expanded company headquarters in downtown Rochester.
Senator Robach, on Thursday, July 8, helped break ground on the new Rochester Educational Opportunity Center, located at 161 Chestnut Street in downtown Rochester. REOC provides career training and college-readiness courses to 1,500 local residents each year. Affiliated with the State University College at Brockport, the center is one of 10 such programs in the SUNY system. The building is expected to be ready for use by late 2011. For more information, visit http://www.reoc.brockport.edu/.
On Thursday, July 8, Senator Robach, along with Tracey Aiello (far left), Jody Michael Wolfanger of Evening Star Coffee Roasters (second from right), and Paul Hawkins of CrimeStoppers promoted four new 'charity coffee blends' at Bagel Bin Cafe in Brighton. Proceeds from the sales of each of these bags will benefit CrimeStoppers. Evening Star Coffee Roasters offers 24 premium and flavored coffees including four "charity coffee blends" that benefit local non-profits. For more information, click on the web sites below.
On Sunday morning, July 4th, Senator Robach took part in the Grandview Beach Neighborhood Association's Annual July 4th Parade. This was the 20th year for the parade, which travels down Old Edgemere Drive in Greece.
Senator Robach provided remarks at the Spirit of America Independence Day Celebration at Grace and Truth Sportspark in Hilton. During his remarks, Senator Robach thanked all of those who have served, and continue to serve, for our country. The Spirit of America Independence Day Celebration has been taking place since 2002. For more information, visit http://www.thespiritofamerica.info/.
55 World War II veterans returned home to Rochester from Washington, D.C. on Father's Day. Senator Robach welcome them back home at the Rochester International Airport following their Honor Flight. For more information on Honor Flight Rochester, visit www.honorflightrochester.org.
The USS Liberty Memorial at Ontario Beach Park was unveiled on Saturday, June 12. Senator Robach provided remarks prior to the unveiling.
The memorial is located on the beach between Lake Ontario and the Genesee River, which is north of the Dentzel Menagerie Carousel in Charlotte.
On June 8, 1967, the USS Liberty was struck by jet fighter aircraft and motor torpedo boats in international waters north of the Sinai Peninsula. Of the 294 men on the ship, 170 were wounded and 34 perished as a result of the attack.
Senator Robach spoke to attendees at the annual Flag Day Freedom Rally on Saturday, June 12 at Washington Square Park in Rochester. The rally was held by ABATE of New York Inc. Monroe County Chapter. To learn about the organization, you can visit their web site by clicking here.