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Q4: Frank Hagelberg, chairman, site selection committee, RBTL

Q4: Frank Hagelberg, chairman, site selection committee, RBTL Q: After reviewing five suburban sites and one in the city, at Midtown Plaza, what is the next step for the site selection committee of the Rochester Broadway Theatre League? A: The ...

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Challenge will put area on a low-carbon diet

By 2012, Cool Rochester wants Monroe County to be lighter-by roughly 1 billion pounds. The organization is leading a three-year effort to reduce annual carbon dioxide emissions by a billion pounds, engaging 80,000 households to do so. Unlike efforts that ...

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Non-profit Report: Rochester Rehabilitation Center Inc.

Rochester Rehabilitation Center Inc. has served people with disabilities since 1919. Its mental health, vocational and physical rehabilitation programs include: Clinical mental health services-therapy, medication, stress reduction techniques and crisis intervention. Separate day treatment programs in mental health for older ...

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Activist, business owner Sevilla found dead

The body of a woman found in Mendon Ponds Park has been unofficially identified as Christine Sevilla of Perinton, a well-known photographer, author and environmental activist.

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City makes push for new RBTL theater at Midtown Plaza site

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Rochester city officials are determined to keep Broadway shows in the city and prepared to partner with Rochester Broadway Theatre League to build a theater on the former site of Midtown Plaza.

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Non-profit Report: Rochester School for the Deaf

Rochester School for the Deaf is a private, tuition-free institution that educates deaf or hard-of-hearing children from prekindergarten through 12th grade. The school’s three departments-elementary, middle and high schools-foster development of spoken and written English as well as American Sign ...

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Thompson Foundation gives health grants

The F.F. Thompson Foundation announced the fall 2009 recipients of the Community Health Grants. The grants program enables the foundation to invest directly in projects and organizations that enhance the health of the community, officials said. The awards range from ...

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Action for Better Community gets $8 million

Action for a Better Community Inc. will receive more than $8 million in stimulus funds to support its work with low-income people in Monroe and Ontario Counties.

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Snap Poll: Most favor Midtown site for RBTL’s new theater

The majority of respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll favor Midtown Plaza as the site for the Rochester Broadway Theatre League’s new performing arts center. The RBTL soon will complete its evaluation of site proposals for a ...

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Nonprofit Report: Mercury Opera of Rochester Inc.

Mercury Opera of Rochester Inc. is Western New York’s only professional opera company. It typically offers three or four full productions per season with two performances of each, and its education program serves both adults and young people. Mercury Opera ...

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New president aims to expand tech group

With new leadership at the top, Digital Rochester has plans to expand its programs beyond networking events to focus on collaboration with local groups in the technology industry.

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Group honors generosity at philanthropy awards

The Association of Fundraising Professionals, Genesee Valley chapter, Friday recognized five individuals and organizations for their generosity with its 2009 philanthropy awards.

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RBTL projects sharp drop in cost of new theater

As the Rochester Broadway Theatre League's evaluation of site proposals for a new performing arts center comes to a close, estimated costs for the projects have given a sense of optimism to RBTL's leaders.

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Q4: Thomas Golisano, founder and chairman, Paychex Inc.

Q: This month you gave $10.2 million to the B. Thomas Golisano Foundation, which you founded. It was the largest gift ever to the foundation. What prompted this? A: The foundation has served people with developmental disabilities around the Rochester ...

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