Dec 7, 2021

Hope Hall hosts annual woodworking sale

Hope Hall will host its annual woodworking sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the school located at 1612 Buffalo Road.   The event, which is free and open to the public, supports the school’s Woodworking Center. Masks are required.   A range of handcrafted wood pieces will be for sale, including toys and doll furniture, holiday décor, and […]

Dec 6, 2021

St. Ann’s Community seeks volunteers

St. Ann’s Community is rolling out a new volunteer initiative called the Sage Volunteer Program, in an effort to provide continued and reliable companionship to elders.   Through the Sage Program, volunteers will help with activities and parties, as well as provide one-on-one time with residents. Volunteers can also help St. Ann’s pastoral care team with week[...]

Dec 3, 2021

YMCA shares task force recommendations for enhanced urban services

Enhancing programing at existing locations and exploring a collaboration with a developer to create a modified downtown wellness facility are among the recommendations to the YMCA of Greater Rochester by a task force created by the agency to enhance urban services.   While the YMCA made the decision to close the Carlson MetroCenter earlier this year, it also engaged […]

Dec 2, 2021

The Strong National Museum of Play awarded gift from the Wilson Foundation

The Strong National Museum of Play will receive a multi-million dollar gift, along with an annual funding allocation, from the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation.   The Buffalo-based organization announced Thursday a $100 million commitment to transform the financial strength and long-term viability of Western New York’s arts and culture community through the establishment o[...]

Dec 2, 2021

Empreinte Consulting Expands Operations to Southwest Florida

Pittsford-based Empreinte Consulting, LLC is opening an office this month in downtown Naples, Fla. The business has already developed partnerships in Southwest Florida to meet the growing demand for fundraising services and philanthropic guidance in the area.  “The decision to expand Empreinte’s presence to Southwest Florida was based on the relationships we have develope[...]

Nov 24, 2021

HCR Home Care employees donate food to families for the holidays

Donations from HCR Home Care employees and HCR Cares will help feed several families across the state this holiday season.   Employees donated items to fill 48 food baskets for families across HCR’s footprint in New York, the organization reported. HCR Cares, the nonprofit partner of HCR Home Care, also donated funds to provide turkeys […]

Nov 23, 2021

Ganondagan’s Native American Winter Arts Festival returns in person Dec. 4

After a virtual holiday arts market last year, Friends of Ganondagan is returning to its in-person Native American Winter Arts Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 4. The event is free and open to the public.   Attendees can participate in holiday shopping from Native American guest vendors and at the Ganondagan gift shop, watch Iroquois social dancing,[...]

Nov 23, 2021

S.W.A.N. receives grant from Ukrainian Federal Credit Union

The South West Area Neighborhood Association received a $7,500 Federal Home Loan Bank of New York grant from the Ukrainian Federal Credit Union (UFCU). “We have been making real strides in renovating our space and adding programming to focus on the needs of the families we serve in our neighborhood,” Tiffany Owens, executive director of […]

Nov 22, 2021

Excellus BCBS raises its minimum wage to $18 an hour

Excellus BlueCross BlueShield has raised the minimum wage for all employees at its company to $18 an hour. Previously, the minimum wage was $15 an hour.  “We hope an increase in the minimum wage will have a meaningful impact on employees and their families and help us remain competitive when attracting and retaining top talent,” […]

Nov 22, 2021

Woodcliff donates turkeys to Catholic Charities for Thanksgiving

Woodcliff Hotel and Spa is donating 150 turkeys to Catholic Charities Community Services that will be distributed to clients in need this Thanksgiving.   This year’s gift will mark the 10th year that Woodcliff has been contributing to the agency’s clients during the holiday season.   “In a year of increased challenges like this one, a wonderful Thanksgiving […]

Nov 22, 2021

Accepting the torch; things to think about for improving retention

I would like to start out by saying thank-you to Jerry Archibald who has been writing this column for more than a decade.

Nov 18, 2021

Compeer kicks off its Walk a Milestone fundraising event

Compeer Rochester kicks off its Walk a Milestone fundraiser today with an in-person event at Blossom Road Pub from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.   Walk a Milestone is a virtual fundraising event that runs from November 22 to 28 to support community members who may be dealing with seasonal depression/seasonal affective disorder.  For more than 45 years, Compeer Rochester ha[...]