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Tending to a Rochester jewel

For 40 years, James Farr has been a champion of Rochester, helping the city’s parks and public market thrive by connecting the right people to the right project, all united under one vision. As director of the Rochester Public Market, ...

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Digging deep into local history

Not long after Christine Ridarsky became Rochester’s city historian, she ventured into a storage area in the stacks of the Rochester Public Library. At least 50 boxes of historical research material left behind by her long-tenured predecessors were waiting to ...

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Leading firm amid industry change

In 1973, Mark Cleary was riding his bike along Monroe Avenue, stopping at stores and applying for jobs. He happened upon Price’s Sea Foods, which was opening a location at Twelve Corners in Brighton, and the owner hired him on ...

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Carrying on his father’s dream

It took a dreamer, a century-old estate and serendipitous timing to start a transformation in Ontario County. The dreamer was Norbert H. Schickel Jr., the estate was Geneva on the Lake and the timing was the summer of 1977. Schickel’s ...

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