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Five-story river tribute Airigami Balloon Adventure, a new installation by the folks behind Balloon Manor, will fill the five-story atrium of the Sibley Building from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Jan. 29 to Feb. 7. Built with 40,000 compostable balloons ...

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Sold for a song The troubled Medley Centre—formerly the Irondequoit Mall—was auctioned off for $100,000 to developer Angelo Ingrassia, officials announced last week. Ingrassia previously owned Irondequoit Dodge. The former mall is roughly $40 million in debt, and the mall’s ...

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Our Lady of Mercy School for Young Women Nov. 21: Our Lady of Mercy School for Young Women hosted its 13th annual Mercy Spirit Gala, Celebrating the 70’s – We Are Family.  More than 500 attendees and volunteers helped to ...

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Glitz & glamour The Memorial Art Gallery is the only Northeast stop on a national tour of “Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair,” a look at the history of the traveling fashion spectacular that helped redefine empowerment for ...

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Saved from the dustpan Rochester librarian Cheri Crist tells of a recent great save. It’s a tale that reminds us of the old saw about not judging a book by its cover. Cheri recently received “quite a gem” from Warren ...

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Quote of the week

“There was a time when I didn’t think my future included IEC. Now I think it’s in my DNA.” —Jeffrey Schlarbaum, IEC Electronics Corp. president and CEO, who took the helm in February 2015 after a two-year absence from the ...

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Eastern reach VP Supply Corp. is growing and expanding its geographic reach with the acquisition of J.E. Sawyer & Co. Inc. in Glens Falls, Warren County. The purchase price was not disclosed. J.E. Sawyer was founded in 1883 and has ...

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Jewish Federation of Greater Rochester Nov. 2:  A spirited crowd of 330 women attended the Main Event for Women of the Jewish Federation of Greater Rochester. This was the silver anniversary of the event at which Rochester Jewish women express ...

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Consumer Price Index rises 0.7 percent in 2015

The Consumer Price Index for urban consumers nationwide increased 0.7 percent over the past twelve months, with increases by region ranging from 0 percent in the Midwest to 1.8 percent in the far West, according to the monthly CPI report ...

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Non-Profit Report: Cameron Community Ministries

Cameron Community Ministries Inc. was established in 1984 in response to a neighborhood survey that found a great need in the Lyell-Otis area on Rochester’s west side. The mission of the organization is to provide hope to the community through ...

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Fast Start: Upstate journeyman

Chris Clemens, creator, Exploring Upstate blog Age: 36 Roots: Rochester Home: I own a home in North Winton Village Education: B.S., health science, SUNY College at Brockport, 2008 What drew you to explore Upstate New York’s religious history with your ...

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Fast Start: Growing need for tailored approach

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Between getting married and starting two businesses, it has been a crazy few years for James Traylor and Nicole VanGorder. The spouses launched Upstate Special Needs Planning Inc.—a financial planning firm that helps people with disabilities—and the consulting firm Traylor ...

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Cuomo’s proposals generally benefit upstate region

I had the pleasure last week of taking some Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce staff members to Gov. Cuomo’s State of the State address and Executive Budget proposal in Albany. It’s the biggest event of the year in our state’s ...

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