Author Archives: Diana Louise Carter

Diana Louise Carter is a native of Rochester, NY, and life-long journalist. She and her husband live in the Upper Monroe neighborhood and a daughter and two sons, all of whom are college students.

Canandaigua farm protected with conservation easement (access required)

Wheat is one of the cash crops the Brocklebank family raises in Canandaigua. (Photo supplied.)

A multigenerational farm on Brace Road in the Ontario County town of Canandaigua is more economically secure now that the Brocklebank family has agreed to provide a conservation easement to the state. The easement provides Scott and Travis Brocklebank, the ...

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RIT to help boost STEM for low-income students at many colleges (access required)

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A $370,000 grant from the National Science Foundation will allow Rochester Institute of Technology to help other colleges compete for federal funding aimed at expanding STEM opportunities for bright, low-income students. “It’s critical to our national interests that we do ...

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Ever-evolving Wickham Farms closes so it can grow in a new location (access required)

Dale Wickham and parents Debbie and Bill Wickham at their old location. RBJ Photo by Diana Louise Carter

As soon as a birthday party at Wickham Farms ended Sunday afternoon, the staff started dismantling the building in preparations to move. The popular agricultural-entertainment business closed last week temporarily to move around the corner to 1315 Sweets Corners Road ...

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FLCC offers four new degrees (access required)

FLCC theater students put on "Godspell" in 2016.

Finger Lakes Community College has formalized four new degrees in the areas of American Sign Language, mathematics, creative writing and theater arts. The degrees will be available to students enrolling this fall. Previously, students could concentrate in those four areas ...

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Three women poised to take first-ever higher-ed leadership roles (access required)

Incoming University of Rochester president Sarah C. Mangelsdorf.  photo by J. Adam Fenster / University of Rochester

On July 1, three women will create history in the Rochester area as each one officially becomes the first woman to preside over her respective college or university.

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