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Veterans Outreach Center closing brick and mortar flag store (access required)

The Stars & Stripes Flag Store, an enterprise of Veterans Outreach Center Inc., is permanently closing its doors today. The VOC made the announcement regarding the 455 South Ave. store this afternoon. Flags and merchandise will continue to be sold ...

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Sculpture honors singing great William Warfield at Eastman School of Music (access required)

A sculpture and commemorative plaque honoring famed international African American opera singer William Warfield have been unveiled in the Miller Center Courtyard of the Eastman School of Music. The unveiling fulfills a vision of the William Warfield Scholarship Fund (WWSF) ...

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Nation’s first autism nature trail opens at Letchworth (access required)

The nation’s first nature trail specifically designed to address the sensory needs of those with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities has opened at Letchworth State Park in Livingston and Wyoming counties. Supported by more than $3.3 million in ...

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Cybersecurity: It’s not just your business you’re protecting (access required)

Protecting against cybercrime for law firms and other legal organizations is particularly acute because it is not just legal professionals’ data and confidential information at stake, says Cheryl Nelan, the owner and president of CMIT Solutions of Monroe. “One of ...

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Batavia christens City View Residences at Elliott Place (access required)

City View Residences at Ellicott Place, a $3.15 million Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI) in Batavia, was officially christened on Thursday. The 10 market-rate apartments range in size from 876 square feet to 1,184 square feet. There are seven one-bedroom units ...

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Renovation complete on St. Bernard’s Park senior apartments (access required)

The stately St. Bernard’s Park apartment community has been brought back to life again through the collaborative efforts of Edgemere Development Inc. and CB-Emmanuel Realty LLC. Over the past two years, the 130-year-old structure along Lake Avenue and across from ...

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Local online mentoring site forms alliance with Modern Drummer Magazine (access required)

A Rochester-based online mentoring site has formed a strategic alliance with Modern Drummer Magazine to share educational content and master classes for the world’s drum community. Mastermind Lounge currently provides live online lessons for all forms of music and musicians, ...

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Black-founded Rochester business receives $100,000 Google grant (access required)

Google for Startups has awarded Rochester-based Sign-Speak a non-dilutive $100,000 grant as part of its second Black Founders Fund awards. As part of the program, Sign-Speak Founder Yamillet Payano will receive technical and business mentorship from Google employees, $120,000 in ...

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Agencies collaborate to train doulas to improve maternal, infant mortality rates (access required)

Finger Lakes Performing Provider System (FLPPS), Healthy Baby Network, HealthConnect One and Finger Lakes Community Health will collaborate on a two-year initiative to innovate Healthy Baby Network’s Black Doula Collaborative, which will improve the health and well-being of women, infants ...

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Mayor outlines plan to spend $202 million in federal recovery funding (access required)

The city of Rochester would pay a monthly stipend to up to 200 financially burdened families, provide economic incentives to eliminate food “deserts” and “greenline” previously redlined neighborhoods by building affordable housing on vacant lots if City Council approves Mayor ...

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