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What’s cooking?

Open kitchens offer visitors unique culinary adventures From a lakefront vista to a nineteenth-century village, our region is brimming with culinary experiences for everyone. Get

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Come see banh mi!

Sea Me Go highlights a classic Vietnamese street food Sea Me Go  1677 Mt Hope Ave.  355-4451  SEA Restaurant has become the most well-known pho

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A toast to history

Perry’s Ration Wine Bar honors the town’s wartime spirit Ration Wine Bar  9 N. Main St., Perry  237-8581 Visitors hustling to nearby Letchworth State

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Podcast positivity

A luncheon with Lunchador Podcast Network From food and drink to martial arts films, the artistic process, and everything coffee, the Lunchador Podcast Network (LPN)

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Unearthing the past

Local archaeologists are working to understand history According to Bill Middleton, an associate professor of archaeology at Rochester Institute of Technology, there are many misconceptions

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ROC unearthed

Treasure hunting with the ROC Diggers Good friends Doug Craven and Steve Schalabba have pretty incredible day jobs. Craven is a kindergarten teacher with the

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Rock on

Restoring an iconic garden at the George Eastman Museum Long before awe walks or forest bathing became all the rage, George Eastman commissioned a rock

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Planting roots

Growing community through gardens For many people, growing their own food is an achievement. But for some, gardening is beyond their reach due to barriers

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Jed Fox’s garden

A one-of-a-kind gem in Pittsford Garden tours will take you to a lot of pretty outdoor spaces, but there aren’t many like Jed Fox’s. “I

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Blank canvas

Nan Miller’s colorful garden is a botanic art gallery Art dealer Nan Miller has been in the industry for almost fifty years. She owned and

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Soulful Cinnamon

One Rochesterian’s blend of art and advocacy In a time when many things feel lopsided and low, it is nice to find moments of genuine

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(Almost) hidden history

Surprising local monuments to once-famous people and deeds Hiding in plain sight in the Rochester area are numerous out-of-the-way memorials to people and events that

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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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