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WDKX Share the Warmth

On Saturday, I had the privilege to take part in the WDKX 103.9 FM Share the Warmth annual holiday event. This event provides children the opportunity to pick up winter coats, gloves, mittens, scarves, and hats that were graciously donated to WDKX. Thank you to all who helped make this event possible!

December 17, 2012
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Community Connection for Week Ending Sunday, December 16th

In this week's Community Connection: Recycling Your Electronics at a special event on January 5th, upcoming events in the week ahead, and Banzai Sushi and Cocktail Bar opens in the South Wedge. Click the link below to read this week's community connection in full-screen view.

December 14, 2012
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2012 Career Fair A Great Success

Yesterday afternoon, I had the opportunity to visit with guests at the 2012 Career Fair For Business and Technical Professionals. I was proud to sponsor this event with Monroe Community College, Time Warner Cable, Angelo Planning Group, LLC, RochesterWorks!, and The August Group. Thank you to all of the area businesses and organizations who were on hand to meet with prospective employees. The New York State Department of Labor has set up New York State Jobs Express, which provides thousands of job openings each day. To view the available openings, visit http://www.labor.ny.gov/jobs/regional.shtm.

December 14, 2012
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North Clinton Annual Tree Lighting

Earlier today, I had the privilege to attend the annual North Clinton Tree Lighting. The event featured a parade, which included Santa Claus and students from Schools Number 9 and 20 in the City of Rochester. The event is sponsored by the North Clinton Business Association, along with support from Albert Algarin.

December 13, 2012
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Banzai Sushi and Cocktail Bar Opens in South Wedge

Yesterday, I had the opportunity to speak at the grand opening ceremony for Banzai Sushi and Cocktail Bar. The business recently opened in the South Wedge. Banzai cuisine is a casual restaurant and bar that serves sushi and Dim sum, done our way. The sushi chefs have a combine 30+ years experience to roll and slice you some of the best sushi, your taste buds will thank you. Banzai also has a full service bar with an emphasis on craft cocktails with whole, fresh ingredients, and we have crafted sake cocktails as well. We also carry unique brands that are USDA organic and sustainable. For more information, visit them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/BanzaiSushiAndCocktail.

December 13, 2012
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Electronics Recycling Event Saturday, January 5th

I am teaming up with Sunnking, Waste Management, Monroe County, and Time Warner Cable for an electronics recycling event on Saturday, January 5th from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at Monroe County ecopark, 10 Avion Drive, Rochester, NY, 14624.  

Most electronics are 100% recyclable. Common materials that are recovered through this process for reuse include glass, copper, aluminum, tin, steel, iron, plastic, silver, platinum, and gold.

            Some of the common items that are accepted include:

December 11, 2012
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School Number 9 Annual Cookie Contest

On Friday afternoon, I had the privilege to take part in the annual School #9 Cookie Contest as a judge. There were a number of worthy entries! Great job by all those who took part in this annual holiday tradition!

December 11, 2012
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State Street Bakery and Eatery Opens

On Friday I had the privilege to join with business owner Patrick Ralleo to cut the ribbon on the State Street Bakery and Eatery, located Downtown at 165 State St.

 

After seven years of planning, Patrick Ralleo opened the State Street Bakery and Eatery on Oct. 15, and has been offering fresh baked goods every morning, including croissants, Danish, cakes and breads. The State Street Bakery and Eatery also serves lunch specialty sandwiches, wraps and salads. Wedding cakes are also available for order.

 

December 10, 2012
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Charlotte Tree Lighting Ceremony

On Friday night, I had the privilege to take part in the annual tree lighting ceremony in Charlotte. It was a pleasure to be joined by so many great family and friends from our community!

December 10, 2012
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Community Connection for Week Ending Sunday, December 9th

In this week's Community Connection: the 2012 Coats for Kids Winter Clothes Drive winds down; upcoming events around our area in the week ahead, and looking back at the grand opening of MediSked. Click the link below to read this week's Community Connection in full-screen view.

December 6, 2012
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Town of Greece Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

Last night I had the privilege to join families from the Town of Greece, the Greece Arcadia Middle School Chorus, and Santa Claus at the Town of Greece Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony. It was a pleasure to see so many families taking part in this year's ceremony. Great job by the Greece Arcadia Middle School Chorus in their performance last night!

December 6, 2012
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Rochester PD Offers Tips for Safe Holiday Season

The Rochester Police Department wants you

 to have a Happy and Safe Holiday Season!

 

Holiday Crime Prevention

Here are some tips from the Rochester Police Department on how to celebrate safely this holiday season:

If You Are Out for the Evening

December 5, 2012
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MediSked Celebrates Grand Opening

This afternoon, I had the opportunity to speak at the grand opening ceremony for MediSked, LLC, located on University Avenue. MediSked, LLC was born out of a partnership between provider agency management and proven success with software engineering. The founders of MediSked started the company as a research innovation at RIT in Rochester, NY back in 2003. What started out as an exhaustive search for an existing agency management software solution specific for home and community based provider agencies, quickly turned into the creation of MediSked and its one of a kind software solution that manages the unique workflows and requirements of such agencies.

December 4, 2012
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Buckingham Properties Opens New Corporate Office

On Friday afternoon, I had the privilege to speak at the grand opening ceremony for Buckingham Properties new corporate office, located in Alexander Park at 259 Alexander Street. Founded in 1970, Buckingham Properties LLC is the largest and most diverse real estate development and property management company in the Rochester area. The company currently owns and manages more than 40 properties comprising over 8.5 million square feet of rental space in the Greater Rochester region.

December 4, 2012
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WDKX Brings Christmas Downtown

In the continuing tradition of bringing quality entertainment and giving back to the Rochester Community, 103.9 WDKX FM will be spreading joy this holiday season, with the "Share the Warmth" coat giveaway taking place Saturday, December 1st as well as Saturday, December 15th at the Salem United Church of Christ (60 Bittner St.). With the help of multiple community organizations, WDKX will be distributing coats, hats & gloves, and pictures with Santa Clause to the less fortunate children of our community.

 

December 3, 2012
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Community Connection for Week Ending Sunday, December 2nd

In this week's Community Connection, details regarding the 2012 Career Fair for Business and Technical Professionals, upcoming events around our community, and joining Governor Cuomo on a tour of Rochester earlier this week. Click on the pdf link below to read this week's Community Connection in full-screen view.

November 30, 2012
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2012 Career Fair for Business and Technical Professionals

On Thursday, December 13th, I am proud to host the 2012 Career Fair for Business and Technical Professionals! Details below:

 

CAREER FAIR FOR BUSINESS AND TECHNICAL PROFESSIONALS

 

THURSDAY DECEMBER 13, 2012

2:00 P.M. UNTIL 5:00 P.M.

 

MONROE COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Warshof Conference Center

R. Thomas Flynn Campus Center

Monroe A & B

 

Hosted by Monroe Community College Office of Workforce Development

 

Sponsored by:

The August Group

Time Warner Cable

RochesterWorks!

Angelo Planning Group, LLC

Senator Joseph E. Robach

November 29, 2012
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Community Connection for Week Ending Sunday, November 18th

In this week's Thanksgiving-themed Community Connection, facts and history about Thanksgiving, looking back on the events around our community to honor our veterans during Veterans Day weekend, and upcoming events around the area. As always, click the link below to read this week's community connection in full screen. A reminder, there will be no Community Connection published next week, the next issue will be published on November 30th for the week ending Sunday, December 2nd. 

November 16, 2012
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Meeting with Boy Scouts from Troop 18

Earlier this afternoon I had the opportunity to meet with a group of boy scouts from Troop 18. The four scouts, who visited my district office, discussed issues regarding our community as they complete the process for their Citizenship Merit Badge. In addition to our community, we also discussed how government operates in New York State and current issues facing our state government.

November 15, 2012
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Town of Greece Senior Thanksgiving Party

Earlier today I had the privilege to visit with some of Greece's senior population at the annual Thanksgiving party, which was held at the Town of Greece Community and Senior Center. As always, the lunch was a hit, complete with turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy, and pumpkin pie for dessert. Musical entertainment was provided following the lunch.

November 15, 2012
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