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Vibrant living

Seniors are often reminded to focus on a healthy lifestyle— eating well, prioritizing physical activity, maintaining a social life, and more.  Engaging in these activities

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Swing on a star

The April 8 solar eclipse has everyone looking up at the sky. What mysteries and wonders lie among the stars? What’s on the other side

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A piece of Rochester history

Frank Lloyd Wright designed just one building in Rochester. “There’s a certain serenity in the house,” explains Jane Parker, who owns East Boulevard’s Boynton House

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From vault to vogue

A vault that once safeguarded money and riches is primed to be Fairport’s most coveted dining room.  Just in time for the summer season, Bonnie

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Accessibility unleashed

Anita O’Brien has always been an observer. It’s just how she’s wired. “I’ve always been very interested in how humans work,” she says. “How do

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Look up

It’s not very often you can say that Rochester is the center of the universe, but come 3:20 p.m. on April 8, 2024, all eyes

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ROC the eclipse

Do you know where you’ll be on April 8 at 3:20 p.m.? Many of us have made plans to gather with friends and don special

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Harsh horoscopes

ARIES March 21–April 19  “Hey Lucy, you got some healin’ to do!” —Ricky Ricardo You are ready and raring to go, no assistance required, per

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Celebration Venues in the (585)

Arbor Midtown 183 E. Main St, Rochester, 454-9917, 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  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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