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CrimeStoppers Community Challenge October 28th



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Rochester, New York, October 19, 2010:  The Bagel Bin Café, 2600 Elmwood Avenue at the Twelve Corners in Brighton, will host the CrimeStoppers Community Challenge to benefit Rochester Area CrimeStoppers on Thursday, October 28, 2010 from 5:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

October 19, 2010

Senator Robach Visits Local Author

On Saturday, Senator Robach visited Starry Nites Café for a book signing by local author, Jo Lynne Valerie, where she was announced as an author-in-residence. Senator Robach is pictured here with Starry Nites owner Aaron Lefebvre (right) and Jo Lynne Valerie (center).

October 18, 2010

Community Update for Week Ending October 15th, 2010

Here is my Community Update for the week ending Friday, October 15th. As always, to view it in full screen, please click on the .pdf link below.

October 15, 2010

"Sweet House!" Announced at Nazareth College

On Thursday, October 14, the Rochester Children's Theatre unveiled their newest musical, "Sweet House!". Based on the story of Hansel and Gretel, the musical will use the story's theme to show children how to make better choices and help fight childhood obesity. Senator Robach joined Congresswoman Louise Slaughter, Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks, and Senator Jim Alesi in a performance at the press conference.

October 14, 2010

ABVI Goodwill Receives LEED Gold Certification

On Wednesday, October 13th, 2010, Senator Robach attended, and provided remarks at, a ceremony where ABVI Goodwill announced it has received its LEED Gold certification. You can read the entire press release below:

Rochester, NY (October 13, 2010)The Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (ABVI)-Goodwill Industries of Greater Rochester, Inc. announced today that its Call Center facility has been awarded LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certification through the U.S. Green Building Council for the design, construction, and operation of a high performance green building as verified by the Green Building Certification Institute.


October 13, 2010

Senator Robach Visits Hilton High School for Homecoming

Friday, October 8th, the Hilton Cadets hosted Churchville-Chili in the annual homecoming football game. Prior to kickoff, Senator Robach visited with the team, provided remarks to the crowd, and performed the coin toss. Hilton defeated Churchville-Chili 21-13.

October 12, 2010

Polisseni Track & Field Complex Groundbreaking

On Friday, October 8th, St. John Fisher College held a groundbreaking ceremony for the Polisseni Track & Field Complex. The College is adding an eight-lane, 400-meter competition track with a grass infield. Components will be installed in the infield for shot put, pole vault, and long jump events. In addition, there will be bleacher seating for approximately 1,000 people, with locker rooms for the student-athletes and public restrooms.

October 12, 2010

Community Update for Week Ending October 8, 2010

Here is my Community Update for the week ending Friday, October 8th, 2010. For a full screen version, click on the .pdf file below.


October 8, 2010

Hope Lodge Hospitality House Opening

On Wednesday, October 6th, Senator Robach made remarks at the ribbon cutting ceremony for the American Cancer Society B. Thomas Golisano Hope Lodge Hospitality House. Located at 1120 Goodman Street South, on the campus of the Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School, Hope Lodge Hospitality House offers lodging for cancer, trauma, and organ transplant patients and their families. For more information on the American Cancer Society, visit

October 7, 2010

Five Star Bank in Greece Makes Donation to Two Doors

On Wednesday, September 29, Five Star Bank, which has a branch at Ridgemont Plaza in Greece, held a reception to make a donation to a local organization. Senator Robach spoke at the reception and is pictured here with respresenatives from Five Star Bank as they presented Paul Soscia (pictured left) with a $500 check for Two Doors Community Resource Center. Soscia serves as the Executive Director for the organization.

October 6, 2010

Third Annual Women's Wellness Fair A Success!

This Saturday, I hosted my 3rd annual Women's Wellness Fair at the Greece Ridge Mall. Women and men of all ages were able to gain access to important information and services pertaining to their health.Senator Robach talks with the women of Erna's Hope. The nonprofit organization helps raise awareness for ovarian cancerTo find more information on Erna's Hope, visit

October 5, 2010

National Fire Prevention Week October 3rd-9th

A little history about Fire Prevention Week...

Fire Prevention Week was established to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire, the tragic 1871 conflagration that killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 homeless, destroyed more than 17,400 structures and burned more than 2,000 acres. The fire began on October 8, but continued into and did most of its damage on October 9, 1871.

October 4, 2010

Community Update for Week Ending October 1, 2010

Here is my community update for the week ending Friday, October 1st. In recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which begins today, this week's edition is in pink. For a full screen version, click the link below.

October 1, 2010

Senior Olympics Held at Atria Greece

Recently, Senator Robach attended the senior olympics, which were held at Atria Greece. This was the second year for the event in which residents competed in Nintendo Wii bowling, human horse racing, softball throw, a spelling bee, karaoke and a putting contest. Prizes were handed out during closing ceremonies, which wrapped up the event. Pictured with Senator Robach are Joan Whittenberg, Marion Woodworth, Fran Carlise, Janet Hinkel, Virginia Pletcher, Ann D'Aurilio, and Esther Gomes.

October 1, 2010

Ridge Road Fire District T-Shirts for Breast Cancer Awareness

On Friday, October 1st, the Ridge Road Fire District kicked off Breast Cancer Awareness Month by unveiling special t-shirts that members will be wearing during the month of October. Senator Robach met with members of the Ridge Road Fire District today and made remarks at the press conference prior to the unveiling of the t-shirts. The navy blue shirts feature the district's logo and writing on the back in pink. Shirts were also sold for $10 with proceeds going to Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester.

October 1, 2010

Senator Robach's 3rd Annual Women's Wellness Fair

Saturday, October 2nd, I will be holding my Third Annual Women's Wellness Fair. Again this year, this event will take place at The Mall at Greece Ridge from 10 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. You can enter the mall through entrance #9, which is located by Liberty Travel. The health fair will feature a variety of vendors from the Rochester community who will offer information and resources pertaining to your personal health and over-all well-being. In addition, you will have the opportunity to receive free samples, breast cancer screenings, body mass index testing, blood pressure checks, and much more. 

September 30, 2010

Toughening the Penalty Following Russell Station Vandalism

By now, I am sure everyone has heard about the individual or individuals responsible for stealing copper and releasing oil from a spare transformer at Rochester Gas and Electric’s Russell Station property.

It has been reported that RG&E found no evidence of oil along the Lake Ontario shoreline (either west or east of Slater Creek), and worked diligently to contain and clean up any oil in Slater Creek.

As a result of this crime and the environmental clean-up, this criminal (or criminals) left behind, I am proud to announce that I will introduce legislation that would criminalize intentional or reckless damage to the environment done in the course of committing another crime.

September 29, 2010

Senator Robach Wraps up 2010 Dictionary Project

On Monday, September 27th, Senator Robach visited Northwood Elementary School in Hilton to wrap up the 2010 Dictionary Project. Over the past two weeks, Senator Robach has distributed dictionaries to third grade students in both Greece and Hilton as a part of a program sponsored by both the Greece Rotary and Hilton Rotary. Overall, third graders from 11 elementary schools received new dictionaries to use throughout the school year. Pictured with Senator Robach is third grader Lauren Morris.

September 27, 2010

3rd Annual Ovarian Cancer Race Sunday, September 26th

On Sunday, September 26th, the 3rd Annual Ovarian Cancer Race will take place at Cobbs Hill. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Cancer Wellness Spa of Greater Rochester. For more information on the race, click on the .pdf document below. You can also receive more information on Cancer Wellness Spa of Greater Rochester by clicking here to visit their web site.

September 24, 2010

Community Update For Week Ending September 24th, 2010

Here is my Community Update for the week ending Friday, September 24th. As always, you can view it in full screen by clicking the link below.

September 24, 2010