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Designers to pay tribute to Louise Slaughter, Rochester architecture during Fashion Week

Fashion Week raises hundreds of thousands of dollars annually for the Center for Youth. This year’s extravaganza will celebrate the late Congresswoman Louise Slaughter and Rochester’s iconic buildings. (Provided)

Because it’s the 10th anniversary, the flashy Fashion Week Rochester (Oct. 14-19) had to shake things up a bit. The five-day extravaganza, which raises hundreds of thousands of dollars each year for the Center for Youth, became a six-day event, ...

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Businesses, non-profits collect supplies for Bahamas hurricane relief (access required)

Volunteers regularly sort medical supplies at InterVol for shipment to needy places abroad. Photo supplied by InterVol.

Schools, banks, health systems, car dealerships and a beverage giant are all accepting donations for hurricane relief being coordinated by InterVol, the non-profit humanitarian agency based in Rochester. InterVol is working with the Rochester Regional Health, the Sands Family and ...

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RIT to help boost STEM for low-income students at many colleges (access required)

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A $370,000 grant from the National Science Foundation will allow Rochester Institute of Technology to help other colleges compete for federal funding aimed at expanding STEM opportunities for bright, low-income students. “It’s critical to our national interests that we do ...

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Community Kitchen brings students nutrition and opportunities (access required)

Chef Charmaine Walker (in red apron) shows students Raajon Moss, left, and Jada Walker how to make Caesar salad dressing. (Photo by Diana Louise Carter)

  The kitchen backsplashes are covered with up-to-date subway tiles. There are seven workstations, complete with sink, oven and range combo, counter space and storage cupboards and drawers. And there are even control panels operated with a code so students ...

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Anti-poverty center of discussion here on funding re-authorization (access required)

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A national anti-poverty expert spent time in Rochester this week, learning about the region’s efforts to move people from poverty to self-sufficiency. David Bradley, CEO of the National Community Action Foundation and author of the Community Services Block Grant, or ...

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Urban League chief to speak at St. John Fisher graduation (access required)

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The outgoing president and CEO of the Urban League of Rochester, William G. Clark, will be the commencement speaker at St. John Fisher College during graduation ceremonies May 11. Clark is a 1978 graduate of Fisher, having earned a bachelor’s ...

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