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Elaborate gardens surround 1937 Brighton home

It took more than two years for David and Molly Laiacona to complete the extensive restoration and renovation of their Allens Creek Road home, but the wait was worth it. The Laiaconas bought the four-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bathroom house in 1997. The ...

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This CEO plays a solid round of business

It has been said many times that a bad day at golf is better than a good day at work. Bruce Dan might disagree. As owner of Izzo Golf Inc., Dan lives the sport, day in and day out. “Business ...

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In year 2004, some predictions for high-tech homes come true

Meet George Jetson, Jane his wife … and their smart home. You might not find Rosie the robot inside, but look closely and you could see a remote control capable of turning on jazz music in the dining room, rock ...

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Restaurant success is a complex goal

Starting a restaurant requires more than simple desire and an affinity for dining out. A true recipe for success also includes ambition, hard work, patience, energy and a dash of good luck. An outgoing personality and an ability to enjoy ...

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Strong pediatrician receives 2004 Athena Award

In her more than 35 years as a pediatrician, Elizabeth McAnarney M.D. has devoted much of her time and energy to helping others. This week she was recognized for her dedication and achievements as a physician as this area’s annual ...

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McAnarney receives Athena Award

Elizabeth McAnarney M.D., a 35-year veteran of the health care field, Wednesday was named the 2004 Athena Award recipient. McAnarney, chairwoman of the department of pediatrics at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and pediatrician-in-chief of Golisano ...

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McAnarney receives Athena Award

Elizabeth McAnarney M.D., a 35-year veteran of the health care field, Wednesday was named the 2004 Athena Award recipient.

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Auto Solutions settles allegations

Cars By Phone Inc., dba Auto Solutions, will pay $5,000 in civil penalties and costs to settle allegations the used car dealer misled consumers about their warranty repair rights under the state’s Lemon Law, New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer ...

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First-year entrepreneurs should watch out for twists

The trials and tribulations small-business owners face in their first year are plenty, from funding shortages to lack of time to improper market research. However, with the knowledge, the creativity and the guts to stick it out, a venture can ...

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Auto Solutions settles allegations

Cars By Phone Inc., dba Auto Solutions, will pay $5,000 in civil penalties and costs to settle allegations the used-car dealer misled consumers about their warranty repair rights under the state’s Lemon Law, New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer said ...

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Owner pushes teamwork to drive sales

Like many young boys, Gregory Stahl once dreamed of becoming a professional athlete. Instead, he turned his ambition and competitiveness into a career in car sales. Just 13 years after starting in the business, he was able to purchase the ...

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Layoff can force need to tap into retirement funds

It has been 11 years since David Lambert took an early retirement package from Eastman Kodak Co. A tool-and-die maker by trade, 57-year-old Lambert spent more than 28 years at the company, but when the opportunity for early retirement came, ...

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Some ventures manage to grow during the economic downturn

Conventional wisdom holds that the failure rate of small businesses runs roughly 50 percent. Add to that a downturn in the economy and that failure rate soars. But a recession does not have to mean disaster for a small business. ...

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Monro Muffler sales climb 8.4 percent in first quarter

Monro Muffler Brake Inc. today reported an 8.4 percent increase in first-quarter sales to a record $73.6 million, up from $67.9 million a year ago. The company’s net income was $5.9 million, or 62 cents a share, an increase of ...

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Monro Muffler sales climb 8.4 percent in first quarter

Monro Muffler Brake Inc. today reported an 8.4 percent increase in first-quarter sales to a record $73.6 million, up from $67.9 million a year ago. The company’s net income was $5.9 million, or 62 cents a share, an increase of ...

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