Senator Robach Helps Unveil Max Lill Drive

On Friday, July 23, Senator Robach helped dedicate Max Lill Drive, which will run from South Avenue to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Highland Park. James "Max" Lill died last month at age 64. Lill was instrumental in the construction of the nationally renowned Memorial. The memorial was opened to the public on September 8, 1996.

July 23, 2010

Senator Robach Welcomes Residents to Greece Summer Picnic for Seniors

On Thursday, July 22, Senator Robach welcomed residents and their guests to the Town of Greece Summer Picnic for Seniors. The annual event was held at Greece Town Hall. Senator Robach provided remarks to the crowd prior to lunch and thanked them for all that they do for the Town of Greece. Following lunch, seniors were treated to entertainment by Johnny Matt Band.

July 22, 2010

Senator Robach Spends Annual Reading Day at the Harley School

On Tuesday, July 20, Senator Robach took part in 'Annual Reading Day' at the Harley School. Horizons at Harley is a summer Student Enrichment Program that provides low-income Rochester children with a unique combination of academic, social, cultural, wellness, and recreational learning experiences that support their success in school and in life. One hundred twenty five children in grades K-8 attend Horizons each summer for six weeks at The Harley School.

July 21, 2010

Senator Robach Speaks to the Retired Employees Association

On Thursday, July 15, Senator Robach made remarks to the Genesee Valley Chapter of the Retired Public Employees Association. The remarks came during the chapter's annual picnic, held at Webster Park. For more information on the Genesee Valley Chapter, click here.

July 15, 2010

Senator Robach Welcomes Herb Gross & The Invictas to Concerts by the Shore

On Wednesday, July 14th, Senator Robach introduced Herb Gross & The Invictas to the crowd at Ontario Beach Park prior to the latest Concert by the Shore. The group played from 7:00 until 9:00 p.m. Concerts by the Shore is a free event, supported by Senator Robach, that provides great fun and entertainment for the entire family. Every Wednesday throughout the summer, Concerts by the Shore takes place at Ontario Beach Park. For more information on The Invictas, visit their website.

July 15, 2010

Concerts by the Shore at Ontario Beach Park Through August 25th

Concerts by the Shore continue through August 25th at Ontario Beach Park. All concerts begin at 7:00 and end at 9:00 p.m, except for August 11th, which features a pair of guests from 6:00 until 7:00 p.m. and 7:30 until 9:30 p.m. The entire summer schedule is available by downloading the .pdf file. The concerts are free to the public and parking is available around Ontario Beach Park. Wegmans will be selling food and beverages each Wednesday night. For more information on Concerts by the Shore, you can call the Ontario Beach Park Program Committee at (585) 865-3320.

July 14, 2010

Senator Robach Cuts Ribbon on Expanded EPIC Advisors Headquarters

On Tuesday, July 13th, Senator Robach joined Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks; Robert Judd and Jim Genthner from EPIC Advisors, Inc.; City Councilman Dana Miller; and Bret Garwood from the City of Rochester; to cut the ribbon on EPIC Advisors' expanded company headquarters in downtown Rochester.

July 13, 2010

Free Movies in the Parks All Summer Long


Movies at the Beach is a free outdoor event at Monroe County Ontario Beach Park every Tuesday, starting at dark, from July 13th through August 17th. Movies include:


* July 13 - Jaws (1975) - PG

* July 20 - Star Trek (2009) - PG-13

* July 27 - The Blind Side (2009) -PG-13

* August 3 - Ghostbusters (1984) - PG

* August 10 - Sherlock Holmes (2009) - PG-13

* August 17 -Clash of the Titans (2010) - PG-13




Movies in the Bowl is a free, family-oriented outdoor event at the Highland Park Bowl every Thursday, starting at dark, from July 15th through August 19th. Movies include:


* July 15 - Monsters Vs. Aliens (2009) - PG

* July 22 - Three Amigos! (1986) - PG

July 9, 2010

Senator Robach Helps Break Ground on New Rochester EOC Center

Senator Robach, on Thursday, July 8, helped break ground on the new Rochester Educational Opportunity Center, located at 161 Chestnut Street in downtown Rochester. REOC provides career training and college-readiness courses to 1,500 local residents each year. Affiliated with the State University College at Brockport, the center is one of 10 such programs in the SUNY system. The building is expected to be ready for use by late 2011. For more information, visit


July 9, 2010

Evening Star Coffee Roasters Offers Newest 'Charity Coffe Blends"

On Thursday, July 8, Senator Robach, along with Tracey Aiello (far left), Jody Michael Wolfanger of Evening Star Coffee Roasters (second from right), and Paul Hawkins of CrimeStoppers promoted four new 'charity coffee blends' at Bagel Bin Cafe in Brighton. Proceeds from the sales of each of these bags will benefit CrimeStoppers. Evening Star Coffee Roasters offers 24 premium and flavored coffees including four "charity coffee blends" that benefit local non-profits. For more information, click on the web sites below.

The Bagel Bin Cafe

Evening Star Coffee Roasters




July 9, 2010

Senator Robach Celebrates Fourth of July at Grandview Beach Parade

On Sunday morning, July 4th, Senator Robach took part in the Grandview Beach Neighborhood Association's Annual July 4th Parade. This was the 20th year for the parade, which travels down Old Edgemere Drive in Greece.

July 7, 2010

Senator Robach Speaks at Spirit of America Independence Day Celebration

Senator Robach provided remarks at the Spirit of America Independence Day Celebration at Grace and Truth Sportspark in Hilton. During his remarks, Senator Robach thanked all of those who have served, and continue to serve, for our country. The Spirit of America Independence Day Celebration has been taking place since 2002. For more information, visit

July 7, 2010

Extreme Heat Forecast Prompts Health Department Caution

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

With temperatures forecasted to be in the 90s over the next several days coupled with high humidity, Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks and County Health Director Dr. Andrew Doniger are cautioning residents to be alert for symptoms of heat-related illness and to take common sense measures. Particularly at-risk from very hot weather are infants, young children and older people.

July 6, 2010

Senator Robach Discusses Budget Process

Senator Robach expresses his frustration at Senate leaders for sending members home while the State budget remains in limbo.

July 1, 2010

Honor Flight Returns Home on Father's Day

55 World War II veterans returned home to Rochester from Washington, D.C. on Father's Day. Senator Robach welcome them back home at the Rochester International Airport following their Honor Flight. For more information on Honor Flight Rochester, visit

June 28, 2010

City Recreation Centers, Pools, Spray Parks Ready for Summer Vacation!

Now that school is out, Recreation Centers around the city will begin their summer programming, which will run from June 28 through August 20, generally from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Activities at the centers range from sports and games to swimming, meals, nature activities, arts and crafts, community service projects, and more. Full summer schedules for each center are on the city’s web site. Visit to link to the centers and access complete schedules.

The Recreation Centers opening summer programs are:

June 28, 2010

Honor Trip Flight With Big Reception

Driadonna Roland • Staff Writer • June 21, 2010


It was a patriotic Father's Day celebration Sunday at

the Greater Rochester International Airport, where

multiple generations of loved ones gathered with

flags, balloons, banners, cheers and even tears.


Their presence was a surprise for a group of about

55 World War II veterans returning home from the

nation's capital, thanks to the organization Honor

Flight Rochester.


Joe LoSapio's proud family was among the loudest

June 21, 2010

Youth as Resources 2010 Summer Grant Cycle Kick-off

On Saturday, June 19, Senator Robach joined Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks and the Youth as Resources Program for its 2010 Summer Grant Cycle Kick-off Celebration.

This year, 12 groups will receive grants for projects that will take place throughout the summer.

YAR is a youth philanthropy program of the Rochester-Monroe County Youth Bureau that offers grants of up to $1,000 for youth-planned and implemented community service and service learning projects.

June 21, 2010

USS Liberty Memorial Unveiled

The USS Liberty Memorial at Ontario Beach Park was unveiled on Saturday, June 12. Senator Robach provided remarks prior to the unveiling.


The memorial is located on the beach between Lake Ontario and the Genesee River, which is north of the Dentzel Menagerie Carousel in Charlotte.


On June 8, 1967, the USS Liberty was struck by jet fighter aircraft and motor torpedo boats in international waters north of the Sinai Peninsula. Of the 294 men on the ship, 170 were wounded and 34 perished as a result of the attack.


June 17, 2010

Senator Robach Speaks at ABATE Rally

Senator Robach spoke to attendees at the annual Flag Day Freedom Rally on Saturday, June 12 at Washington Square Park in Rochester. The rally was held by ABATE of New York Inc. Monroe County Chapter. To learn about the organization, you can visit their web site by clicking here.

June 15, 2010