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M Squared Foundation seeks to foster nonviolence (access required)

Pictured is the mural by Shawn Dunwoody in the Peace Maker Community Garden. Toni Nelson hopes that anyone who sees the mural will be reminded that, no matter what is going on in life, everything will be OK.

In July 1993, Michael Nelson Sr., a Desert Storm veteran, was murdered in Rochester in a case of mistaken identity. He had been home from war less than two years. Twenty-one years later, Nelson’s son, Michael Jr., was murdered in ...

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Two Arc chapters merge to serve four counties under one umbrella (access required)


This fall, four Rochester-area counties will be served by a newly merged Arc chapter, Arc GLOW. The Arc of Livingston-Wyoming and Arc of Genesee Orleans on Oct. 1 will finalize a merger that has been many months in the making. ...

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Corporate Challenge returns to downtown streets in September (access required)

The J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge returns to the streets of downtown Rochester on Sept. 21 (photo courtesy J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge).

After staging a virtual-only event last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the annual J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge returns for in-person running and walking this year. The 3.5-mile team race will take place at 6:45 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 21, ...

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New software startup accelerator provides support system for entrepreneurs (access required)


Have you been thinking about launching a software startup but aren’t sure whether it makes sense to abandon the security of your present job? The inaugural cohort of NextCorps Embark may provide you with the necessary answers and/or assurances. The ...

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Partyman Catering takes new approach to filling job openings (access required)

Partyman Catering owner Joe Yantachka and the staff of the Avon-based company (provided photo).

In an effort to make employment opportunities more appealing to a still-small pool of potential job applicants, Partyman Catering of Avon has reimagined the hiring process. Traditional listings for positions such as servers, kitchen help and event setup weren’t drawing ...

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Eastman Museum presents free film series in solidarity with Black, Asian/Pacific Islander Americans (access required)


This summer, the George Eastman Museum is presenting two free film series in solidarity with Black Americans and Asian/Pacific Islander Americans. Celebrating Asian/Pacific American Directors began July 1 and runs weekly through Aug. 19. The eight motion pictures that were ...

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Creating doctor pipeline is end goal for RRH partnership with medical school (access required)

Rochester Regional Health is partnering with Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine to bring more doctors to Upstate New York. On average, 65 to 70 percent of LECOM grads specialize in primary care, and that is one of the most needed areas of care for health systems. (Photo provided)

Knowing that medical school graduates often continue post-graduate training or plant roots for residency in the areas where they studied, Rochester Regional Health and Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine hope their new 10-year partnership will restock the pipeline of ...

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Bold & Gritty founder David Paul finalist in Small Biz contest (access required)


David Paul, a neurosurgery resident at University of Rochester Medical Center and founder of Bold & Gritty, LLC, is one of five finalists in the UPS Store Small Biz Challenge, which aims to find “the ultimate small business owner.” The ...

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