Joseph E. Robach

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Celebrating 100th Birthday

On Friday afternoon, I had the privilege to visit with Mildred Hathaway, who was celebrating her 100th birthday. Mildred celebrated with her family and friends at Crimson Ridge Manors in Greece. Best wishes Mildred!

October 15, 2012
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Clothes Mentor Cuts Ribbon on New Greece Location

Last week, I had the privilege to take part in the ribbon-cutting ceremony for Clothes Mentor in Greece. The store is located in Ridgemont Plaza. For more infomration on Clothes Mentor, visit their website at www.clothesmentor.com.

October 15, 2012
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A Successful Women's Wellness Fair

I would like to thank everyone who attended, and all the vendors who provided information and services, at my 5th Annual Women's Wellness Fair this past weekend. Thank you for your continued support and for helping to make this year's Women's Wellness Fair such a success!

October 15, 2012
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2012 Human Service Worker of the Year Awards

Earlier this afternoon, I had the privilege to present the 2012 Human Service Courage Award to City of Rochester Police Officer Anthony DiPonzio. I also had the honor of nominating Anthony for the award for his dedication to our community and his amazing recovery and return to work after being shot in the line of duty in 2009. Congratulations to all of this year's award winners!

October 12, 2012
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Community Connection for Week Ending Sunday, October 14th

The Community Connection continues its pink look for Breast Cancer Awareness Month! In this week's issue: details regarding the annual Coats for Kids Winter Clothes Drive; upcoming events around the area in the week ahead; and speaking with students at Hilton High School. Click the link below to read this week's Community Connection in full-screen.

October 12, 2012
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Cancer Wellness Connections Luncheon

Yesterday, I had the privilege to speak at Cancer Wellness Connections luncheon. Cancer Wellness Connections helps women stay healthy, positive, and strong as they go through the challenge of cancer treatment. I am photographed with Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks and Eileen Grossman.

October 12, 2012
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Homecoming Night in Hilton

Last Friday, I had the privilege to conduct the coin toss prior to Hilton High School's Homecoming Football Game against Gates-Chili. Here I am pictured with Athletic Director Mike Giruzzi and head football coach Rich Lipani. Best wishes to the Cadets as they head towards the Section Five Football Tournament!

October 11, 2012
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Visiting Discovery Charter School

On Thursday morning, I had the privilege to meet with students who attend Discovery Charter School in Irondequoit. This is a new elementary public school located at the campus of Bishop Kearney High School. Currently, it has grades K through 2nd and will be adding 3rd through 6th grade. For more information on Discovery Charter School, visit their website at www.rochesterdiscovery.com.

October 11, 2012
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Addressing Students at Hilton High School

On October 9th, I had the opportunity to address the Hilton High School Class of 2013 on the role of the government in our community and answer their questions on policy, New York State and my favorite football team! It is always a pleasure to visit Hilton High School!

October 10, 2012
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Germanow-Simon Expands

On Friday, I had the privilege to attend a ceremony at Germanow-Simon Corp. to celebrate the completion of a $3.25 million upgrade to the company's facilities located at 408 St. Paul Street. Germanow-Simon Corp. consists of two operating companies: GS Plastics Optics and Tel-Tru Manufacturing Co., and is one of the area's oldest continually operating manufacturing businesses. It was founded 96 years ago by members of the Germanow and Simon families. It currently employs 93 people, and when the project began 18 months ago, it employed 77 people.

October 9, 2012
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Callan-Harris Physical Therapy Relocates

On Friday, I had the privilege to speak at, and help cut the ribbon at, a ceremony to celebrate the relocation of Callan-Harris Physical Therapy. They are now located at 1328 University Avenue. For more information, visit their website, http://www.chptusa.com/.

October 9, 2012
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Community Connection for Week Ending Sunday, October 7th

The Community Connection goes pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month! In this week's issue: More information on my Women's Wellness Fair coming up on Saturday, October 13th, upcoming events in the week ahead, and Rochester Silver Works celebrates its (88+) 1 Year Anniversary! Click the link below to read this week's Community Connection in full-screen. 

October 5, 2012
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Cutting the Ribbon on Art Walk Expansion Project

On Thursday, I had the privilege to speak at the ribbon cutting ceremony for the Art Walk Extension and Enhancement Project. The project reconstructs University Avenue from North Goodman Street to Union Street by replacing aging streets and sidewalks. The portion unveiled today runs east to west on University Avenue from Goodman Street to Union Street, and north to south on Goodman Street from Village Gates to the Rochester Museum and Science Center.

October 4, 2012
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Empire State Games to Return

Rochester, N.Y. – Michael G. Carey, son of Governor Hugh Carey, today joined a host of athletes, sports dignitaries, and local elected officials to announce plans to bring back the Empire State Games through the creation of a new not-for-profit foundation, the Empire State Sports Foundation. The private foundation has taken over the planning, promotion and organization of the summer games thanks to a recent agreement signed with the New York State Parks Department.

 

Carey, who will serve as president of the foundation’s Board of Governors, detailed the significant progress being made to permanently bring back the summer games, including a plan to reunify the two games under the banner of the Empire State Games and the Empire State Sports Foundation.

 

October 4, 2012
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Rochester Silver Works Celebrate (88+) 1 Year Anniversary

On Wednesday, I had the privilege to speak at the (88+) 1 Year Anniversary celebration at Rochester Silver Works, LLC. RSW, formerly an Eastman Kodak company manufacturing department, became a private company as of October, 2011. RSW retained ALL 55 highly skilled former Kodak employees, along with their expertise, the manufacturing site and all equipment. The facility covers over 10 square acres of land with full capabilities to collect, refine and manufacture silver scrap to high purity silver and silver based chemicals. For more information, visit www.rochestersilverworks.com.

October 4, 2012
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Gates-Chili Volleyball Teams Goes Pink in Fight Against Cancer

On Tuesday night, October 2nd, I had the privilege to make remarks prior to the Gates-Chili girls volleyball game against Greece Arcadia. The team wore pink jerseys as a part of their 'Dig Pink' fund raiser for cancer awareness.

October 3, 2012
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Community Connection for Week Ending Sunday, September 30th

In this week's Community Connection: An important class being offered by the Ridge Road Fire District for residents, the 2012 Dictionary Project comes to a close, and upcoming events around the area.

September 28, 2012
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Nazareth Opens Peckham Hall

On Thursday afternoon, I had the privilege to attend the grand opening ceremony for Peckham Hall on the campus of Nazareth College in Pittsford. Peckham Hall will serve as the Integrated Center for Math and Science. The $30 million dollar building features classroom and lab lecture rooms with modern technology and 20 labs to serve science, math, and computing areas of studies.

September 28, 2012
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Ridge Road Fire District Offers CERT Classes

Come and Learn to be Prepared!

 

Community Emergency Response Teams

CERT

CERT prepares citizens to help themselves, their co-workers and their neighbors during

times of emergency. In this course citizens will learn how to:

 

turn on/off utilities, extinguish small fires, perform light search and rescue, organize to respond,

utilize neighborhood volunteers effectively, collect disaster intelligence to support first responder efforts,

basic emergency medical service including opening airways, controlling bleeding and treating for shock.

 

This training will teach you how to prepare for and deal with all types of natural and manmade disasters.

 

September 27, 2012
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2012 Dictionary Project Wraps Up

Earlier this morning, I had the privilege to distribute new dictionaries to third grade students at Craig Hill Elementary School in Greece. This was the 11th and final school, in the Hilton and Greece School Districts, to receive new dictionaries this school year. Thank you to the Rotary Clubs of Hilton and Greece for their support in this project once again. Best wishes to all of our students for a successful 2012-2013 school year!

September 26, 2012
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