Here is Senator Robach's Community Connection for the week ending Friday, March 18th. In this week's edition, how you can provide input on the New York State Budget, St. Patrick's Day celebrated in Greece, and some of the upcoming events around the district. Click the link below to download a full-screen version.
The Town of Greece celebrated St. Patrick's Day at the Community and Senior Center with a lunch for seniors and a performance by the dancers from the Young School of Irish Dance. Senator Robach attended this afternoon's St. Patrick's Day event and made remarks to guests after the performances.
Earlier this week, the New York State Senate passed thier 2011-2012 Budget and the Assembly did the same. Senator Robach discusses the next steps in to getting an on-time budget passed for New York State in 2011.
The New York State Senate Monday passed legislation (S.3901) that would limit protests at military funerals. Called “The Specialist Thomas Wilwerth Military Dignity Act,” the proposed law is named for an Iraq War Veteran who lost his life in combat in 2006.
This legislation is part of a package of Veterans bills that was passed by the Senate Monday.
In addition, the Senate passed legislation that would significantly enhance the protection of property, rights and services available to current and former military personnel. The seven bills would build upon the Senate’s ongoing commitment to increase support for veterans and their families.
Here is Senator Robach's Community Connection for the week ending Friday March 11th. In this week's edition, getting ready for St. Patrick's Day, Casino Night and Boxing in the Out and About, and saluting a Greece teacher retiring after more than 30 years! Click the link below to view it in full screen.
On Tuesday, March 8th, Senator Robach met with representatives from Bryant and Stratton College in Rochester at his Albany Legislative Office regarding TAP (tuition assistance program).
Senator Robach pictured with representatives from Bryant and Stratton College, including Andrea Lenney, Natasha Fite, Marie D'Alessandro, Jennifer Smith, Ted Barclift, Marc Ambrosi, Steven Lingard, and Rob Ferrell.
On Friday, March 4th, Greece Athena Middle School opened up its production of 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang'. Prior to the first show of the weekend, Senator Robach presented a certificate to Artistic Director Carl Wager. Wager is retiring after a 39-year career of a teacher and director. 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang' continues Friday March 11th at 7:30 and Saturday March 12th at 2:00 and 7:30 at the Greece Athena Performing Arts Center.
On Friday, March 4th, Senator Robach spoke at 'South Avenue Goes Blue for Colorectal Cancer Awareness'. During the event, free health screenings were given to the uninsured, ages 40 and older. South Avenue Goes Blue for Colorectal Cancer Awareness also featured remarks from cancer survivor Ronald Banks. For more information on the Center for Community Health, you can visit http://www.urmc.rochester.edu/community-health/.
Pictured with Senator Robach are (from left to right)Julie Fugle, Arnishia Jordan, Judy Bermudez, Ronald Banks, Candice Lucas, Evie Hurt, and Gabriela Conti.
Senator Robach was in attendance at the 79th Annual Mission Bouts in the Wegman-Napier Gymnasium at the Aquinas Institute.
Congratulations to the boxers who trained rigorously for months with Coach Dominic Arioli and his long-time assistants Chris Schwab, Lou Buscemi & Bernie Barco.
This year, the Bouts were dedicated to Dominic Arioli, in honor of his 30th anniversary as a coach. As a 1973 alumnus of Aquinas, Dom has dedicated much of his life to fostering the program that he grew to love as a student. Dominic's devotion, understanding, commitment and ability not only to teach, but to relate to our young people have endeared him in the hearts of all the young men and women who have climbed through the ropes of the Aquinas boxing ring.
On Friday, March 4th, Senator Robach spoke at a ceremony where grants were awarded through the Arts & Cultural Council for Greater Rochester. Senator Robach had the privilege to announce recipients of the grants and congratulate those in attendance for their award.Senator Robach is pictured with Yorgos Kouritas (left), Mike Allentoff of Brighton Symphony Orchestra (center), and Sarah Lentini of the the Arts & Cultural Council for Greater Rochester.
On Monday, March 7th, a Mayoral forum will be held in Charlotte at Riverview High Rise, Charlotte Harbortown Homes, 60 River Street. The forum is free and open to the public. Click the link below to read all the details.