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Feb 18, 2021

CompeerCORPS, OASIS merger means enhanced services for veterans

Compeer Rochester has merged with OASIS Adaptive Sports, Inc., enabling an expansion of regional services by offering outdoor adventures for veterans with disabilities. Honeoye-based OASIS (Outdoor Adventures for Sacrifice in Service) Adaptive Sports is now part of CompeerCORPS, the organization’s program for veterans. “By combining our resources, we will be able to[...]

Jan 25, 2021

Despite pandemic, wellness remains a mainstay in senior living communities

Wellness has been playing an increasingly important role at senior living facilities, and the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted its popularity and importance, field experts say. “Wellness has evolved into such an important part of our community,” says Lloyd Theiss, executive director of The Highlands at Pittsford. When Theiss started working at the community some 15 […]

Jan 14, 2021

Brave Women FLX launches virtual 100K challenge

Brave Women FLX, a tourism campaign promoting female leadership and awareness of women’s history in the Finger Lakes, is using a virtual fitness challenge to support its purpose and raise money to promote women-owned businesses and women-focused historic sites. The Virtual 100K Challenge is underway and continues through March 1. The idea is to inspire […]

Jan 6, 2021

Grant from Ralph Wilson Fund bolsters Rochester Rookies program

The Center for Disability Rights will use a grant from the Rochester Area Community Foundation, through the Ralph C. Wilson Legacy Fund for Youth Sports, to obtain racing wheelchairs for its Rochester Rookies program. The grant totals $10,410. Over the past 45 years, Rochester Rookies has provided a structured, character-building leadership experience to youth with […]

Jan 5, 2021

Marina and resort operator rebrands to Seneca Lake Resorts

The operator of Sampson State Park Marina, Seneca Lake State Park Marina and Sampson Cabin and RV Resort has undergone a rebranding, transitioning the company name from SamSen to Seneca Lake Resorts. SamSen was an amalgamation of the names of the two state park marinas and was formed in 2018 after the awarding of the […]

Dec 22, 2020

Rochester again recognized as ‘bicycle friendly’

The city of Rochester again has been named a Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists. The bronze level award recognizes Rochester’s efforts to increase ridership through such activities as the annual bike week, a bike sharing program, community rides and the continuing expansion of what now is almost a 100-mile network of […]

Dec 22, 2020

Holiday travel forecast 2020: Lower gas prices and less traffic

When Rochester area drivers hit the road this week to visit family and friends for the holidays they will be met with much lower gas prices than at the same time last year. But there likely will be a lot fewer travelers this year than last, experts say. The average price for a gallon of […]

Dec 18, 2020

ROCovery Fitness co-founder to leave organization

Yana Khashper has followed through with her plan to resign as CEO of ROCovery Fitness, effective Jan. 15. Jonathan Westfall, ROCovery’s peer support program manager, has been named interim CEO. Khashper who co-founded the organization five years ago, had informed the board nearly a year ago that she planned to depart at the end of […]

Dec 17, 2020

Golisano funding bolsters Rochester Accessible Adventures’ mission

Rochester Accessible Adventures will use $51,000 in supportive funding from the Golisano Foundation to continue its mission of providing inclusive recreational opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the Finger Lakes region. Rochester Accessible Adventures (RAA) helps create a culture of inclusion through initiatives that allow every family [...]

Dec 3, 2020

Cottages at Troutburg boast year-round resort community on Lake Ontario

The original developer has moved on and the original premise for the property has been scrapped, but the Cottages at Troutburg is still very much alive and growing. Owned and operated by Midlakes Development and Construction, a family-owned entity, the Cottages at Troutburg is a year-round lakeside community in the town of Kendall, just off […]

Oct 16, 2020

Three NCAA Division III championships coming to Rochester

The best golfers and track and field athletes in NCAA Division III will descend on Rochester in upcoming years to compete for national titles. The NCAA selected St. John Fisher College to host the 2023 Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Championships, Fisher will host the 2025 Men’s Golf Championship at Midvale Country Club […]

Sep 8, 2020

JP Morgan Corporate Challenge goes virtual

Companies already have been conducting staff meetings and planning sessions through video conferencing; now they can participate in the 2020 J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge through virtual means as well. The Rochester corporate challenge, a 3.5-mile run and/or walk, will be a virtual event due to the impact of COVID-19, and there will be no fee. […]