Saturday will mark the 9th anniversary of the terrorist attacks in our country, which took place on September 11th, 2001. There will be a number of events around the area to remember those who perished on that day. In my district, the September 11th Memorial Service at Monroe Community College will begin at 8:00 a.m. This is free to the public, and you should use parking lot G on the Brighton campus. In Greece, a 9/11 Remembrance Service will be held at the Greece Ridge Fire Department, 1299 Long Pond Road. The service will begin at 10:00 a.m. and guests are ask to assemble at the Emergency Service Memorial on grounds.
On Saturday, August 28th, Senator Robach visited with guests at the Old Time Club Annual Picnic, which was held at Genesee Valley Park in Rochester. Included in this group is the Most Wanted Motorcycle Club of Rochester, pictured with Senator Robach.
On Saturday, August 28th, Senator Robach took part in a march to remember the life of Norman Williams. This is the third year for the march, which was held by his mother, Mrs. Alpha Harris. Williams was killed on the corner of Frost Ave. and Jefferson Ave. The march began at that corner and continued to Victory Living Christian Faith Center.
On Saturday, August 28th, Senator Robach made remarks at Smoke, Flames, and Courage 2010, which was held at Ontario Beach Park in Charlotte. Smoke, Flames, and Courage was an expo of firefighting past and present, and took place for two days. It featured displays and exhibits for families throughout the weekend. For more information, visit their facebook page here.
On Friday, August 27th, Senator Robach attended the First Church Divine Hall of Fame Stella Awards Dinner, where he presented an award to Linda James, Executive Director of Skip Generations. Pictured with Senator Robach are Dr. Lloyd T. Oldham and Linda James.
“SEND SUSAN B. ANTHONY HOME” ---That’s the refrain being heralded by the Susan B. Anthony House and museum, a National Historic Landmark, in Rochester, NY. Remember those Susan B. Anthony dollars first minted by the United States Treasury in 1979? They were originally released by the U.S. Mint at the Susan B. Anthony House at 17 Madison Street in Rochester, New York. The dollar coin, the first U.S. currency to bear the image of a famous American woman, went into circulation from her home much the same she journeyed forth from Madison Street to campaign for human rights. About eight hundred million Susan B. Anthony dollars were minted over twenty years. However,the coin was similar enough in size and color to the quarter that it never caught on as currency.
On Friday, August 27th, Senator Robach made remarks and helped cut the ribbon on Henderson Ford in Webster. Henderson Ford, formerly Webster Ford, has been in business for 40 years, and is a family owned and operated business. For more information, visit www.websterford.com.
On Friday, August 27th, Senator Robach attended, and provided remarks at, a press conference regarding the advancements that are being made in the health care industry regarding new medicines for children. Rochester General Hospital hosted the press conference.
On Thursday, August 26th, Senator Robach took part in the 2010 Greece Central School District Commencement Ceremony. The ceremony, which took place at Greece Athena High School, honored graduates of the district's Adult Literacy GED program, Bridges Program, and high school graduates from Greece Arcadia, Greece Olympia, Greece Athena, and Odyssey Academy.
On Saturday and Sunday, August 28th and 29th, Charlotte will host Smoke, Flames, and Courage 2010, an expo of firefighting past and present. Smoke, Flames, and Courage takes place each day from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. at the Port of Rochester and Ontario Beach Park. Free events include: hall of firefighting history, displays of moden and antique fire apparatus, hand pumping, bucket brigades and steam fire engine with horses, rescue simulations, rescue boats, fire safety exhibits, fire memorabilia flea market, band concerts, children's activities, explorer efficiency competitions, and family safety awareness. For further information, you can call 311 in the City of Rochester, or outside the city, call 428-5990.
On Wednesday, August 25th, Senator Robach spoke at a ceremony to honor Veterans which was held at Fleming Point Gracious Retirement in Greece. Veterans in attendance also received a quilt from the Fleming Point quilting club.
On Wednesday, August 25th, Senator Robach introduced Ruby Shooz, who played at the final 2010 Concert by the Shore of the summer. Concerts by the Shore, which just wrapped up its 26th season provided free entertainment to families all summer long at Ontario Beach Park in Charlotte.
RG&E, in cooperation with the Town of Greece Police Department, is offering a $5,000 reward to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the individual or individuals responsible for releasing oil and stealing copper from a spare transformer at RG&E’s Russell Station property. Information should be provided directly to the Greece police department tip line at 585.581.4016.
In the meantime, RG&E and its contractor, KBH Environmental, are continuing to make good progress in cleaning up the mineral oil.
On Tuesday, August 24th, the Town of Greece Police Department honored residents who have gone through its Citizen’s Police Academy program with a picnic at Greece Town Hall. Members of the program were lauded for their commitment to help make Greece neighborhoods safe for families. Pictured (left to right) are Town of Greece Supervisor John Auberger, Town of Greece Police Officer Mary Beth Kowalski, Peter Landauer, Town of Greece Police Chief Todd Baxter, Senator Joe Robach, Town of Greece Deputy Supervisor Jeff McCann, Janet Selke, and Town Councilman Kirk Morris.
Recently, Senator Robach took part in a health fair held at Power House Kingdom Cathedral Church of God in Christ. The health fair was a chance for people to find out their blood pressure and also receive HIV, glucose, and lead testing. For more information on Power House Kingdom Cathedral C.O.G.I.C., you can visit their website by clicking here.