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Jun 17, 2021

Revive Fitness offers alternative to routine workouts

A new fitness studio in Perinton that specialize in fitness, light therapy and recovering will celebrate its grand-opening ribbon cutting on Friday. Revive Fitness at 617 Whitney Rd. W. features small group, high-intensity, interval-style training classes for all levels of fitness led by the firm’s CEO, Vinny Mogavero. Mogavero is an Army veteran and master […]

Jun 10, 2021

Rochester is taking the bicycle boom seriously

Rochester is quickly growing into a cycling city. Rochester recently ranked 22nd of 200 cities nationwide in LawnStarter’s 2021’s Best Biking Cities in America. Rankings were based on 18 key indicators that include length of bike lanes, the share of workers who bike to work and access to bike stores and repair shops. LawnStarter also […]

Jun 9, 2021

Merchants sought for return of Roc Holiday Village

Applications from merchants, vendors and restaurants for the third annual Roc Holiday Village are now being accepted. Roc Holiday Village is an outdoor festival at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park at Manhattan Square featuring family friendly events, shopping, food and drinks, visits with Santa, free ice skating and other activities. The 2021 festival […]

Jun 2, 2021

Upstate cities join forces for virtual Tour de Cure

Four markets across Upstate New York will join forces to present a virtual American Diabetes Association Tour de Cure bicycling event on June 12. The Tour de Cure Upstate New York allows individuals and companies in Rochester, Buffalo, Syracuse and Albany the opportunity to support the American Diabetes Association mission of advancing efforts to fight […]

May 11, 2021

Tips from experts on easing into a fitness routine

Thinking about starting a fitness routine like walking, jogging, yoga, Pilates or weightlifting? Workout options are plenty and starting a workout regimen can be an overwhelming task, but experts say regular exercise is an important component of healthy living and there are some ways to make the process a little bit easier. “If you ask […]

May 5, 2021

Irondequoit rolling out first resident passes for community center

Free access passes for town residents are now available for the Irondequoit Community Center, which will open later this year. The Resident Access Pass allows users to take advantage of certain amenities when the center opens at Skyview on the Ridge (formerly Irondequoit Mall and the Medley Centre). The community center will occupy 40,000 square […]

Apr 15, 2021

Parcel 5 will be green space until permanent use is found

Parcel 5, the rock- and dirt-covered barren plot of land smack dab in the heart of downtown, will gain new life next month while the city of Rochester continues to seek a permanent use. “Meet Me at the 5” will be the temporary and/or transitional use for Parcel 5, a full city block bordered by […]

Apr 1, 2021

Lilac Festival returns with a retro, weekends-only feel

The Lilac Festival is going retro, reverting to the format of yesteryear as it kicks off Rochester’s festival season and a return to near-normalcy. Instead of operating for 10 consecutive days, the 2021 Lilac Fest will welcome visitors to Highland Park on three consecutive weekends, May 7-9, May 14-16 and May 21-23, from 10:30 a.m. […]

Apr 1, 2021

City again accepting applications for event permits

The city of Rochester will begin issuing special event permits, provided organizers adhere to state COVID-19 mandates and health department guidance. Nearly all events, concerts and neighborhood festivals have been canceled since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic shutdown in March 2020. The city, however, reopened the event application process today. “Rochester has missed its […]

Mar 17, 2021

Pandemic incites growth, innovation for cutting-edge AR technology supplier

In a year filled with turmoil ranging from the pandemic and social unrest, to business shutdowns and record unemployment rates, one local manufacturing company quietly grew its customer base and staff, its offerings and its bottom line. “A year’s worth of revenues for Vuzix used to be around $1 million and we do that now […]

Mar 3, 2021

Legal battle ensues for two semipro football teams of the same name

Neither the Rochester Chargers nor the Rochester Chargers have played a game on the field, but the semipro football teams are in a battle in the courtroom. If that sounds a little confusing, then you already understand why one of those teams named the Rochester Chargers has filed suit against the other in state Supreme […]

Feb 26, 2021

Allowing fans back doesn’t make business sense for Amerks

The Rochester Americans have opted to continue to play their abbreviated American Hockey League season without fans, even though state guidelines would allow a limited number of ticket buyers in the arena. Arenas in New York with at least 10,000 seats are allowed to admit 10 percent of capacity for sporting events. Blue Cross Arena […]