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Canandaigua Civic Center well on way to reaching capital campaign goal (access required)

The first major capital campaign at the Greater Canandaigua Civic Center is more than three-quarters of the way to its goal, and the initial purchase from the fund has been made—a new electric, emission-free Zamboni to resurface the ice. The ...

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New at arena: Smoking area eliminated, security screening implemented (access required)

All fans entering Blue Cross Arena at the War Memorial will be subject to screening by hand-held metal detectors, and access to an outdoor smoking area will no longer be allowed. The changes were announced this morning by Pegula Sports ...

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Upgraded arena will feature Pegula-owned Knighthawks as tenant (access required)

By the time the new Pegula Sports and Entertainment lacrosse franchise begins play in Rochester, a large chunk of $18 million in upgrades to Blue Cross Arena at the War Memorial may very well be completed. Kim and Terry Pegula ...

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Ravin Crossbows joins Velocity Outdoor team (access required)

Velocity Outdoor, headquartered in the Ontario County village of Bloomfield, has added another brand to its product line. Ravin Crossbows has been acquired by Velocity. The Superior, Wis., company features equipment that is considered dependable, durable, accurate and technologically advanced. ...

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State fair opens with an ice-cold Expo Center and old favorites (access required)

Now here’s a landmark event: the butter sculpture at the New York State Fair, which opened Wednesday, is 50 years old. Not the sculpture that’s on display at the fair this year, of course. What’s 50 years old is the ...

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Crosman Corp. rebrands to Velocity Outdoor (access required)

Ontario County manufacturing mainstay Crosman Corp. has a new name, but the Crosman name still will be featured on airguns. The East Bloomfield company has adopted the name Velocity Outdoor, believing the change is more reflective of the Crosman Corp. ...

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Red Wings, city partner in Play Ball Initiative for Rochester youth (access required)

As Rochester Red Wings pitcher Zack Littell played baseball instructor, going through each step of the pitching motion, the youngsters taking part in Wednesday’s Play Ball Initiative listened intently and mimicked his every move. When someone who has already pitched ...

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City, Pegulas hope interim arena deal leads to long-term management contract (access required)

Seven years after city officials first discussed with Terry and Kim Pegula’s sports empire a management agreement for Rochester’s downtown arena, Pegula Sports and Entertainment (PSE) is finally taking over. PSE will manage Blue Cross Arena at the War Memorial ...

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Belly up to a new whiskey festival in September (access required)

Selling out their Buffalo event in January wasn’t enough for the Tommyrotter Distillery and StepOutBuffalo.com. The distillery and event promoter from the Queen City are bringing their act on the road to Rochester, with the Rochester Whiskey Riot Festival Sept. ...

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Outdoor spaces highly coveted among Rochester’s leisure spots

In the narrow window of the year during which Rochesterians get to enjoy warm weather, places to socialize that make use of the outdoors are in high demand. For those fleeting summer months, having outdoor spaces to offer customers can ...

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Wings introduce ROC the ROC Night for August (access required)

The Rochester Red Wings are at it again, this time creating special uniforms, a Mount ROCmore statuette and even Rochester-centric ticket prices for ROC the ROC Night at Frontier Field. The Aug. 8 Triple-A baseball game against the Toledo Mud ...

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Free Girls Sports Festival coming to Frontier Field (access required)

In announcing the return of the Monroe County Girls Sports Festival later this summer, County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo quoted gymnast Simone Biles, the United States Olympic gold medalist. Biles said at the 2016 Rio Summer Games that she wasn’t trying to ...

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