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Get your pride on: Rochester Pride and ImageOut celebrate milestones

Rochester is not your average mid-sized American city. With a rich, dynamic history of civil rights and activism, it shouldn’t surprise anyone the Flower City is among the most welcoming LGBTQ+ friendly metro areas in the United States. The city ...

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Reflections on pediatrics, the pandemic, and the Golden Circle (access required)

Imagine this: Your business has been open for only five months and is doing really well. Revenue is higher than expected and you are ahead of your projection —  and then the world shuts down. Your clinic goes from taking ...

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Wild Wings! The fascinating world of falcons and fairies (access required)

It can feel overwhelming to learn that Mendon Ponds Park is Monroe County’s most expansive. With four large ponds surrounded by forest and wetland with 21 miles of color-coded trails, where does one begin? At the nature center! Wild Wings ...

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Revolutionary pediatric health care facilities soothe, engage children (access required)

The days of sterile, institutional children’s hospitals and pediatric clinics are fading. All over the world, architectural firms are designing imaginative spaces, from colorful climbing structures for toddlers to sophisticated private areas for teens. The use of lots of natural ...

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Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse: Giving light for 200 years

This year marks the bicentennial anniversary of the Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse, the oldest surviving lighthouse on Lake Ontario. You can find this historic and still functioning lighthouse on a bluff overlooking the mouth of the Genesee River and lake, at 70 ...

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Will 2022 be the year of the vacation home? (access required)

With some COVID-19 restrictions relaxing and others already lifted, the smell of tourism is in the air. Demand for leisure travel is skyrocketing, and the booking pace for travel in the northern hemisphere spring is 49% higher than this time ...

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Pandemic incites innovative workarounds for pediatric care (access required)

Today’s health care environment is different than it was for children and teenagers just a few years ago, largely in part because of the COVID-19 pandemic; but that’s not necessarily a bad thing, according to local pediatricians who embrace innovation ...

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International Plaza — The heart of Rochester’s Latinx community

Salsa music plays. The smell of bread, kababs and empanadas waft through the air. Colorful, flowing dresses and skirts catch the eye. For over 50 years, the Puerto Rican Festival has celebrated food, culture, dancing and beauty in downtown Rochester. ...

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Making financial decisions: Responding vs. reacting (access required)

Jarrett Felton

“I don’t control life, but I can control how I react to it.” —Macklemore Isn’t life grand? Ok, let’s be honest — life can be pretty amazing. However, it’s no secret we’ve all experienced those times in life where it ...

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Take a fishing trip around Rochester

Feel like fishing? From a Great Lake and its tributaries to the waters around historic canal locks, the Rochester region is teeming with opportunities for great catches and beautiful sites. For specific (but not too specific!) spots we sat down ...

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With Tax Day over, tax planning begins (access required)

After Tax Day has come and gone, many small business owners are relieved to put it out of their minds and refocus on their day-to-day responsibilities.

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