On Friday, May 13th, Senator Robach had the opportunity to visit and speak with participants and attendees of the Bulldog Basketball Tournament at Greece Arcadia High School. The event, featuring Kirk Road Elementary School students versus faculty, benefited Anna's Wish. To learn more about the great work that Anna's Wish does for our community, visit their website, http://www.annaswish.org/.
On Sunday, May 15th, Senator Robach had the privilege to welcome back World War II veterans from their Honor Flight over the weekend. This was the second Honor Flight this year put on by Honor Flight Rochester. The organization's goal is to take every veteran, who otherwise could not or would not go, to Washington D.C. During the ceremony, students from Aquinas Institute, Canandaigua Academy, and Medina presented donations to Honor Flight Rochester. Thank you to all the brave men and women who have served our great country and who continue to fight for our freedom around the world. For more information on Honor Flight Rochester, visit their website at http://honorflightrochester.org/.
On Sunday, May 15th, Senator Robach had the honor to meet with the great folks over at Brighton Volunteer Ambulance during their open house. May 15th through May 21st is National EMS Week. It was great to see families taking a tour of the base and learning about the tools these men and women use on a daily basis to help save lives. For more information on Brighton Volunteer Ambulance, visit their website at http://www.brightonambulance.org/.
On Friday, May 13th, Senator had the privilege to judge the 13th Annual Ugly Tie and Purse Luncheon. This event, which benefits St. Joseph's Villa, was attended by 270 people and emceed by 13 WHAM's Doug Emblidge. Congratulations to all the winners of this year's luncheon! Prizes were handed out for the ugliest homemade and store bought ties, along with the ugliest homemade and store bought purses. For more information on the great work that St. Joseph's Villa does, visit their website at https://www.stjosephsvilla.org/. Senator Robach is pictured with the group from Summit Federal Credit Union.
Here is Senator Robach's Community Connection for the week ending Sunday, May 15th. In this week's edition, new legislation regarding high-speed car races, the Hilton Girls Lacrosse Team goes pink for breast cancer awareness, and some of the events taking place around the district in the coming week.
As Monroe Community College’s fifth president, Dr. Anne M. Kress leads a nationally recognized, multi-campus college that enrolls more than 37,000 students each year. Since beginning her tenure at MCC in 2009, she has elevated the college’s role in several key areas— readiness for college, college completion, workforce development, diversity and sustainability—to better serve the needs of students and the community.
The Hilton Lady Cadets lacrosse team is going pink for breast cancer awareness. The girls wore special pink jersey prior to Mother's Day for Breast Cancer Awareness. On Monday, May 16th, they will hold a special breast cancer awareness night when they take on Greece Arcadia/Olympia at 7:30. The team members are: Alex Bennett, Katrina Campbell, Shannen Drennon, Sam Ekiert, Danielle Endres, Anai Flanagan, Serena Gates, Bridget Hamlin, Leia Hayward, Sarah Johnson, Briana Kimble, Monica Messina, Jessica Noto, Stephani Pakusch, Alex Phillips, Biz Reinhardt, Nadia Wallace, Danielle Wilkin, and Jessica Zagari. The coaches are AManda Marts and Colleen Coles. Photographed with the team are Jeff Ayotte (back row), Athletic Director Michael Giruzzi (far right).
Here is the 2011 Concerts by the Shore schedule. The concerts take place every Wednesday from June through August at Ontario Beach Park. All the concerts are FREE and open to the public. If you would like to download a copy of this year's schedule, you can click on either the PDF file or Microsoft Word file below.
Here is Senator Robach's Community Connection for the week ending Sunday, May 8th. In this week's issue, recent Senate passage of legislation regarding text messaging while driving, Little Leaguers in Brighton get the season started, and some of the events taking place around the district this week. All the best for a great week, and a Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there!
On Thursday, May 5, I had the privilege to attend a pre-run celebration for the Bill Lawler 5k. This event, to benefit Huntington's Disease Society of America Upstate New York Chapter, takes place tomorrow, Saturday May 7th. It is NOT too late to take part in the 5k run or the 2-mile walk. For more information on this great event and very important cause, visit http://www.huntingtons5k.com/. Pictured with Senator Robach are Mike Prince (left) and Bill Lawler (center).
On Thursday, May 4th, Senator Robach was a guest on Legislative Update. Among the topics discussed were a preview of what's coming up for the rest of the 2011 legislative session, new legislation enacted regarding text messaging while drive, and a proposed gas tax holiday.
Senator Robach provides remarks on Senate Bill S4880A, which he is a co-sponsor of. This legislation would provide for the suspension of taxes on gasoline and similar motor fuels for Memorial Day weekend, Fourth of July weekend and Labor Day weekend.
On Saturday, April 30th, Senator Robach had the honor to take part in Opening Day festivities for Brighton Little League. This included a parade and post parade ceremony, where he spoke to all of the participants in this great program. It was great to meet a number of parents and ball players throughout the morning and afternoon. Senator Robach wish you all a successful 2011 Little League season! For more photos from this event, check out my facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/senatorjosepherobach.
New law would elevate text messaging while driving violation to a primary offense The New York State Senate today passed a bill (S.998B) that will make it easier for law enforcement to crack down on texting-while-driving offenses and prevent tragic accidents caused by drivers distracted by texting. The bill was discussed today at a news conference by the bill sponsors, Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R-Syosset), Senator Jim Alesi (R-C-I, Perinton), and Senator Joseph Robach (R-C-I, Rochester).
On Tuesday, May 3rd, Senator Robach provided comments during a press conference in Albany regarding new legislation to strengthen the law on texting while driving. Senator Robach is a co-sponsor of Senate bill S.998B, which would elevate text messaging while drive driving a primary offense in New York State.
New law would elevate text messaging while driving violation to a primary offense
The New York State Senate today will act on a bill (S.998) that will make it easier for law enforcement to crack down on texting-while-driving offenses and prevent tragic accidents caused by drivers distracted by texting. Action on the bill was announced today at a news conference by the bill sponsors, Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R-Syosset), Senator James Alesi (R-C-I, Perinton), and Senator Joseph Robach (R-C-I, Rochester).
On Thursday, April 28th, Senator Robach had the privilege to attend a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the newest Northwest Savings Bank location. The branch, located at 1441 Monroe Ave. in Brighton, opened for business last Thursday and donated $1,000 to Brighton Volunteer Ambulance during the ceremony. Northwest Savings Bank has other locations throughout our area in Greece, Gates, Penfield, and downtown.
On Friday, April 29th, the Town of Greece held a tree-planting ceremony in honor of Arbor Day. This year, the town planted a tree in memory of a good friend of mine, Ed Marianetti. I was honored to speak at the ceremony and take part in the planting of the tree, which is located in front of Town Hall. Ed's son, Brian, and Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks also provided remarks to a number of Ed's friends, who were in attendance. Pictured here, the family of Ed Marianetti plants the tree in his memory.
Click on the link below to download a full-screen version of this week's Community Connection. In this week's issue, and important message as we celebrate Mother's Day next weekend, Northwest Savings Bank continues its expansion in our area, and some of the great events taking place around the district this week.