I was honored to join the Hilton-Parma community last night for the dedication of Fowler Field at the Parma Town Park. This field was dedicated to Steve Fowler for a lifetime of service and commitment to the Hilton-Parma community. It was a great ceremony for a great man, I'm pleased to have been able to be a part of it.
Senator Joe Robach pleased to announce that his 6th annual Women’s Wellness Fair is scheduled for Saturday, September 28, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the Mall at Greece Ridge Center. Please use Entrance #9, located between Marshalls and the Food Court entrance, when arriving.
The Women’s Wellness Fair will once again feature free blood pressure and cholesterol checks, chiropractic information, financial information, childcare information, fitness demonstrations and much more!
I was pleased to join students and facility from MCC today for their voter registration drive, a grassroots effort to get more students registered to vote on National Voter Registration Day. It was great meeting with so many interested students and discussing the importance of voting with them.
I'd like to thank the Gates Chili Chamber of Commerce for inviting me to give an update on State government this morning. I was joined by my colleague in the Senate, Mike Ranzenhofer, to discuss some of the exciting things we're doing in State government to grow business and create jobs in New York.
I was pleased to help cut the ribbon at the new Children's Dental Center at the Volunteers of America this morning. The new dental center will provide comprehensive dental care to children from low-income families who otherwise might not be able to get proper dental care. This project is a one of a kind partnership between the VOA and Rochester General Hospital. Many thanks to all who helped make this project possible.
The Arc of Monroe County celebrated the grand opening of the James V.C. and Anita Lambert Enrichment Campus this morning. The new 24,000+ square foot facility is located at 2657 West Henrietta Road and was designed around the needs of the program's current and future participants. This project wouldn't have been possible without the gracious lead donation from Anita Lambert and all of the other generous donors.
The Arc of Monroe has provided services for with developmental disabilities for more than 50 years. We are so fortunate to have an organization like the Arc in our community.
Yesterday, I joined Rochester Mayor Tom Richards and my colleagues from City government to officially kick off Hispanic Heritage Month in the City of Rochester. Students from Wilson Foundation unveiled the 23 National flags of Latin America, which will hang from the mezzanine overlooking the City Hall Atrium, where they will remain during Hispanic Heritage Month.
Senator Robach & NYS Senate Majority Coalition to Host Public Hearing on Regulatory Reform & BiotechnologyRobach Seeks Bioscience Experts & Business Leaders to Testify at Hearing
New York State Senator Joseph Robach and the members of the Senate Majority Coalition announced today that they will be hosting a public hearing on regulatory reform and biotechnology on Tuesday, October 15 from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. This hearing will be held at the Monroe County Office Building Legislative Chambers (4th floor, Rm. 406), 39 West Main Street, Rochester, NY 14614.
Yesterday afternoon, I joined Mayor Tom Richards, County Executive Maggie Brooks and other local officials at the ribbon cutting of the newly renovated Academy Building. Originally built in 1873, the Academy Building was once home to the City's first school. Renovated by Traikos Real Estate Group, this historic Downtown Rochester building will now be home to residential apartments and commercial space.
I was pleased to be able to support this project through Round 2 of the Restore New York Program.
This morning I joined Mayor Tom Richards to announce an exciting new project for the High Falls area in Downtown Rochester. I'm pleased to be able to secure state funding to help this new project that will upgrade the existing trail along the Genesee River and High Falls and help pay for new lighting of the falls.
We're so fortunate to have an attraction like High Falls in our community, this project will allow more people to experience all it has to offer.
I was honored to join my colleagues in government at the ribbon cutting for the new Windstream building at the former Midtown Plaza site in Downtown Rochester. About 335 Windstream employees will be working out of this building on a daily basis, bringing more people and jobs to Downtown Rochester.
Last night, the Greece Central School District held its summer commencement ceremony at the Greece Athena Performing Arts Center. 18 students from all four Greece High Schools received their High School Diploma, along with 88 graduates receiving their Adult Literacy GED Diploma.
The Rochester City School District held a ribbon cutting today for Enrico Fermi School 17 on Orchard Street. School 17 is an extended learning time school, adding 300 hour to the school year for each student in grades Pre-K through 8th. This school will provide City School students with all of the tools needed to be successful in the classroom.
Best of luck to Principal Dr. Ralph Spezio, the teachers, students and parents of School 17 on a great school year!
The Greece Chamber of Commerce held its 3rd annual Taste of the Town Sunday afternoon at the Greece Community & Senior Center. This family-friendly event brings local restaurants together to promote their business and give taste-sized samples to attendees. You'd be hard-pressed to leave hungry, I'm already looking forward to next year's event!
On Saturday afternoon, the Greece Community Partners held their annual Volunteer recognition ceremony at the Greece Community & Senior Center. I was pleased to be invited to help recognize this year's 22 honorees. Each honoree has given their time and dedication volunteering in our community. It's people like these recipients that make the Town of Greece a great community.
Last night, I was pleased to join my colleagues in government at the Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester's 10th annual Terri Schmitt Legislative Reception. This reception was highlighted by a beautiful tribute to Terri from her son, Tim Deckman.
Terri served as Co-Chair of the BCCR and was an unbelievable advocate for our community until losing her own battle with breast cancer in April 2002. While it's been 11 years since Terri's unfortunate passing, her legacy and vision lives on through the BCCR.
Last Saturday, I was pleased to join Grace Unity Fellowship Church for their community parade and youth festival. This free event celebrates young people in our community and encourages them to make our city a safer place to live. I'd like to thank Reverend Roosevelt Dixon and all who planned and participated in this great event.
The Greece Historical Society celebrated the 25th anniversary of moving the Larkin-Beattie-Howe House from the corner of Latta Road and Long Pond Road to its current location at 595 Long Pond Road. I was honored to serve as an honorary host for this event.
On Tuesday night, I celebrated National Night Out Against Crime in the Dewey-Stone neighborhood in the Town of Greece, and at Ontario Beach Park with the Charlotte Community Association. National Night Out is recognized nationwide to raise awareness for anti-crime efforts and to promote community-police partnerships.
This morning, I joined Mayor Tom Richards and members of the Rochester Building and Construction Trades Council at the Port of Rochester to announce that the City is now seeking a firm to begin construction on the exciting Marina project.