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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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Rochester, Buffalo groups form regional adaptive sports collaborative (access required)

Rochester Accessible Adventures (RAA) is joining forces with Greater Buffalo Adaptive Sports (GBAS) to form the Western New York Adaptive and Inclusive Sports Collaborative. The aim of the partnership is to ensure recreational and competitive opportunities are developed and sustained ...

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Moody’s remains worried about del Lago but credit rating unchanged (access required)

Moody’s Investor Service is still concerned about del Lago Resort & Casino’s ability to meet near-term debt obligations, but the company’s credit rating did not change after a financial analysis completed last week. Moody’s Jan. 31 Update to Credit Analysis ...

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Morelle, Katko endorse resolution to save minor league baseball teams (access required)

Rep. Joe Morelle (D-Irondequoit), Rep. John Katko (R-Syracuse) and Rep. Anthony Brindisi (D-Utica) were among nearly 70 members of Congress who today introduced a bipartisan resolution suggesting that Major League Baseball should keep its contraction claws off of the minor ...

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Red Wings score big on the balance sheet for 2019 (access required)

For the Rochester Red Wings, 2019 was the Season of the Home Run, as the team hit a franchise-record 174 homers. The Wings hit a home run off the field, too. Rochester Community Baseball Inc., posted an after-tax profit for ...

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Weekend convention, sporting events bring thousands to town (access required)

Forty years ago, “I’d rather be in Rochester” was the slogan for a Rochester Chamber of Commerce marketing campaign. Visit Rochester will tell you that, based on four events this weekend, the slogan is still true. Nearly 7,000 people are ...

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Grants available for Great Lakes research (access required)

A total of $125,000 in grants for projects that protect and restore the health of the Great Lakes will be available through the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the Great Lakes Research Consortium. The 2020 Great Lakes ...

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Kegs go up in lights on Friday (access required)

With the Liberty Pole lit during most of the year now, the wonder of lighting a holiday structure has fallen to Genesee Beer’s keg tree. The pyramid of 520 beer kegs illuminated with 30,000 colored lights gets its moment in ...

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‘SmarterTravel’ names Rochester a must-visit city in 2020 (access required)

What does Rochester have in common with Lexington, Ky., Honolulu, Hawaii, and Salt Lake City, Utah? They’re among the nine cities that SmarterTravel says are the best places in America to visit in 2020. SmarterTravel says Rochester is “in the midst ...

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