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Zac Brown Band and Will Moseley play to a full house at CMAC The Zac Brown Band performed CMAC on June 2. The opener, Will Moseley, was this year’s American Idol runner-up and did not hold back. With swagger, confidence, and joy Moseley played to a near sold-out crowd. At the end of his set, Moseley thanked the fans saying…
5.06.2024
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Celebration Venues in the (585)

Arbor Midtown 183 E. Main St, Rochester, 454-9917, arbormidtown.com Natural stone flooring and marble columns are just a few of the details that make this venue special. It can accommodate 550 guests cocktail style, 300 guests for receptions, and 250 guests with ceremony on-site. Bridal suite and grooms parlor available. In-house catering. Crisp 819 S. …

Celebrate giving

As I’ve moved into adulthood, I’ve come to appreciate an opportunity to get a group together to celebrate something. Be it birthdays, babies, weddings, or other exciting news, I’m here for it. But these gatherings can also cause stress both in the form of “stuff”—thoughtful gifts and trinkets that you’re not quite sure what to …

Stone killer

During the summer of 1887, Rochester’s population was about 50,000 but rapidly on the rise. Kodak, Bausch and Lomb, French’s, and Sibley’s were all in their infancy. Downtown, where the Erie Canal crossed the Genesee via what is now the Broad Street viaduct, was already densely urban. But only a mile or so to the east, the landscape was still largely rural. …

The road to The Avenue

The Avenue Blackbox has been a special place since opening its doors in June 2018. Now celebrating its fifth season, “The Ave” is a safe and creative performing arts space focused on providing opportunities and experiences within performing and nonperforming career paths. In the last five years, it’s offered affordable and culturally rich experiences created by …

North Winton Village’s Wildflour blossoms

620 N. Winton Rd., Rochester  wildflourrochester.com  If you’ve recently given up carbs in this bright new year, I apologize in advance. Wildflour probably isn’t for you.  But if your resolutions are more open-ended—something sensible, like eating healthier or pursuing happiness—well, keep reading.  After visiting the new North Winton Village restaurant, I began to think existential thoughts about …

The legacy of Fannie Barrier Williams

If you’re from Brockport, you probably know about Fannie Barrier Williams. But most of us don’t recognize the name, despite her former status as a national celebrity. Barrier Williams was a suffragist, civil rights leader, orator, and changemaker. She was born and raised in Brockport, and hers was one of the only Black families in the …

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