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Spending rises, property tax rate declines in Bello’s proposed budget (access required)

The proposed $1.34 billion budget by Monroe County Executive Adam Bello calls for increased investment in public safety, public health, and economic and workforce development programs while calling for the largest cut in the full value property tax rate in 30 years.

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Elizabeth Williamson’s ‘Past is prologue’ approach brings new life to old works in Geva’s 50th season (access required)

Elizabeth Williamson, Geva’s new artistic director and co-CEO.

Elizabeth Williamson already had a good feeling about Geva Theatre Center when a search firm reached out to her about a position at the professional theater company.

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Lite-Brite, Nerf toys among finalists for induction into Hall of Fame (access required)

This year’s finalists for induction into The Strong’s National Toy Hall of Fame span the history of play

This year’s finalists for induction into The Strong’s National Toy Hall of Fame span the history of play and include one of the oldest games known to civilization, as well as classics from the 1980s. 

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M&T announces funding commitment to the MAG   (access required)

The MAG-RCSD Expanded Learning Collaboration is a museum-based learning initiative that immerses Rochester City School District students in arts experiences that enhance curricula provided in their classrooms.

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Irondequoit Community Orchestra awarded grant for children’s music program (access required)

The Irondequoit Community Orchestra Inc. has been awarded a $5,000 grant by the Rochester Area Community Foundation, in partnership with the New York State Council on the Arts, to produce a program of music for children, featuring musical compositions by underrepresented composers.  

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