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Fitness fun featured at ROC SweatFest (access required)

As if you won’t sweat enough in the oppressive heat that is forecast for Friday and Saturday, you can do more on Sunday at ROC SweatFest. The fitness and wellness festival features fitness studios, instructors and wellness experts from the ...

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Ever-evolving Wickham Farms closes so it can grow in a new location (access required)

As soon as a birthday party at Wickham Farms ended Sunday afternoon, the staff started dismantling the building in preparations to move. The popular agricultural-entertainment business closed last week temporarily to move around the corner to 1315 Sweets Corners Road ...

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World Long Drive just the beginning for Chili sports park (access required)

The vast openness and emptiness of the acres of grassland at Home Team Sports Park in Chili will be transformed into golf party central when World Long Drive brings the ROC City Rumble to town later this month. Then it ...

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Lance Young promoted to general manager at del Lago (access required)

Lance Young has been promoted to executive vice president and general manager at del Lago Resort & Casino in the Seneca County town of Tyre, becoming the third GM since the facility opened in February 2017. He takes over from ...

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Farm-to-table movement gains steam in Finger Lakes (access required)

  Full-service hotels, especially those in small markets, don’t normally get adventurous with their restaurants. But the Ramada Plaza in Geneva, which changed hands in October 2017, has set out to do just that with the hiring of Finger Lakes culinary star ...

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Retail business arising in new forms downtown (access required)

Where Rochester’s downtown once featured four department stores and two grocery stores, now there are none. A quarter century after the last department store closed, in the places where all of Rochester once shopped, there’s a car museum, a large ...

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‘Expansion’ Knighthawks start with new logo, colors (access required)

There’s not much left of the original Rochester Knighthawks, despite a 25-year run in the city. The players are gone. So, too, are the team colors and the logo. Even the championship banners presumably are headed to the team’s new home ...

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Wyoming County puts buy-local listing online (access required)

A new online guide helps Wyoming County farms and producers reach out to consumers on the go. The “Buy Wyoming County Grown” website makes available a listing of producers offering apples to zucchini, and bedding plants to Christmas trees. Until ...

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Disabled Sports USA bringing leadership conference to Rochester (access required)

Adaptive sports professionals and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs medical providers will learn about technological advancements and risk reduction in adaptive sports when Disabled Sports USA’s Adapt2Achieve annual leadership conference comes to Rochester in early June. The conference, set for June ...

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Senior PGA Championship will provide working getaway for some (access required)

Most people duck on to the golf course to get away from work, but there will be a different brand of R&R when the KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship comes to Oak Hill Country Club next week. Instead of rest and ...

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Central Rock Gym just a climb in the (Alex) Park (access required)

Central Rock Gym, which opened on Averill Avenue in Rochester last month, is more than just a collection of climbing walls. Some would say it’s part yoga, part toning, part endurance, part orienteering, part sculpting and part adventure. “There are ...

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Study: Senior PGA Championship will have significant economic impact on area (access required)

The winner of next month’s 2019 KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship will walk away from Oak Hill Country Club with $585,000. The Rochester community will make out rather handsomely as well. The six-day event leading up to Memorial Day is expected ...

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World Long Drive Tour event coming to Chili (access required)

If the old golf adage, “Drive for show and putt for dough” is true, then get ready, because the show is coming to town. Golf Channel intends to bring a World Long Drive Tour event to Home Team Sports Park on ...

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