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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.

Local colleges offer new and renewed workforce opportunities (access required)

Monroe Community College student Jack Chismar polishes lenses in an optics fabrication lab. Photo supplied by MCC.

In Geneva, students at Finger Lakes Community College ferment wine, hoping their training will provide either a second career in the wine industry or a less-expensive leg up on bachelor’s degree they’ll complete at Cornell University. In North Chili, meanwhile, students at Roberts ...

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After 41 years, Cindy’s Pies is looking for a new slice of life (access required)

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Cindy’s Pies started as a lark back in 1978. That first year, during the Naples Grape Festival, Cindy and Jon Trzeciak wanted to make some Christmas money by selling the local specialty, grape pie. They teamed up with Jon’s twin brother, ...

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Leadership program seeks to foster growth in agriculture industry (access required)

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When it comes to agriculture, the industry is no Silicon Valley. Surveys conducted just a few years ago found that the average American farmer was 58 while the average American computer programmer was 31. The food and agriculture workforce has only gotten older since ...

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MamaJuanaROC brings Dominican fusion flavor to Clifford Avenue (access required)

Marcos Lopez, left, and family have opened a Latin fusion restaurant on Clifford Avenue.

City officials helped celebrate the grand opening Tuesday of a new restaurant on Clifford Avenue. MamaJuanaROC Restaurant and Lounge, at 2260 Clifford Ave., features a Latin fusion menu, including plantain bowl appetizers, Dominican kabobs, sushi accompanied by Rochester-style ground meat ...

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