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Marina and resort operator rebrands to Seneca Lake Resorts (access required)

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 ...

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Rochester again recognized as ‘bicycle friendly’ (access required)

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, ...

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ROCovery Fitness co-founder to leave organization (access required)

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 ...

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Golisano funding bolsters Rochester Accessible Adventures’ mission (access required)

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 ...

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Cottages at Troutburg boast year-round resort community on Lake Ontario (access required)

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 ...

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Three NCAA Division III championships coming to Rochester (access required)

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 ...

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JP Morgan Corporate Challenge goes virtual (access required)

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 ...

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Pandemic forces cancellation of Roc Holiday Village (access required)

Roc Holiday Village returns for a 16-day run, Wednesdays through Sundays, starting on Dec. 2

Organizers of the Roc Holiday Village have canceled this year’s event due to concerns surrounding the coronavirus pandemic. With uncertainty surrounding the prevalence of COVID-19 around the holiday season and state guidelines that limit large gatherings, organizers decided it was ...

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Oak Hill’s Ballard wins national PGA golf pro merchandiser award (access required)

Jason Ballard, head professional at Oak Hill Country Club, has been named 2020 PGA Merchandiser of the Year — Private Category. The award recognizes the PGA professional who has excelled in business and merchandising in the promotion of golf. Ballard has ...

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County golf courses get the OK to reopen on Friday

The three golf courses owned and operated by Monroe County will reopen on Friday with more stringent social distancing measures in place. Durand Eastman, Genesee Valley Park and Churchville will be open daily from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. but ...

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From baseball to hand sanitizer and ‘Hope Has Wings’ T-shirts

The baseball season has been paused but the Rochester Red Wings have still found a way to turn a double play. The Wings will sell LiDestri’s Recipe 21 hand sanitizer through their online store in a one-gallon bulk container ($31) ...

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Cuomo cancels all tee times; golf joins New York on Pause

Golf courses can no longer be open based on a new clarification of essential businesses under Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s New York on Pause edict. While many private clubs had already shut down golf operations, along with the three courses operated ...

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Monroe County golf courses remain closed

The three golf courses operated by Monroe County—Durand Eastman, Genesee Valley and Churchville—will remain closed due to an acceleration of the coronavirus pandemic in the Rochester area. County parks remain open but County Executive Adam Bello urged residents to continue ...

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Cuomo orders restaurants, bars, casinos to close

With the state closing of restaurants and bars Monday, as well as casinos, theaters and gyms, COVID-19-related restrictions grew more onerous for New Yorkers.  Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Monday announced a pact with adjoining states Connecticut and New Jersey ...

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