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Three women facing charges after police chase from Henrietta to Rochester

Rochester, N.Y. — Three young women are facing criminal charges following a police chase Sunday. Monroe County Sheriff's deputies responded around 3 p.m. to Yellowstone Drive in Henrietta for a menacing call. Deputies say two groups of girls were arguing. One group got into an SUV and the other moved to the front lawn of the home when the driver of the SUV nearly struck them, according to deputies.
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Man fatally shot on Dewey Ave. identified

A Rochester man was shot to death on Dewey Avenue Friday night, according to police. Officers were called to 210 Dewey Ave. around 11:30 p.m. Friday for a report that a man was shot and bleeding, said Rochester Police Capt. Frank Umbrino. Officers arrived and forced their way into the downstairs apartment, where they...
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Fritanga Monimbo

Kendall isn’t the first place that comes to mind when most Miamians think of where to find the best Nicaraguan food. However, my first taste actually happened at this Kendall fritanga over 20 years ago. The flavors of the food here - chargrilled carne asada, delicately seasoned gallo pinto, and caramelized nuggets of sweet plantain - compelled me to learn as much as I could about Nicaraguan cuisine. Fritanga Monimbo continues to deliver to this day, and it has become one of the go-to fritangas for residents of this huge swath of unincorporated Miami-Dade County. Besides serving well executed grilled meats and refreshing drinks, this place also specializes in some harder-to-find specialties, including a braised tongue that is as tender as filet mignon.

Bagel Express

Kendall outsiders may be surprised the area has some solid bagel options. We get it. Kendall doesn’t have a bagelicious reputation. But before croquetas took over, bagels were as common in this part of Dade as Michael Kors bags in TJ Maxx. Bagel Express is one of those old-school Kendall bagel shops located across Town & Country Mall (or whatever bougie name it goes by now). If the dude across the counter wore more form-fitting clothes, you’d think you stepped into the ‘70s. Bagels here strike the perfect balance between soft and chewy, the lox schmear is smooth and savory, and the coffee is hot. It’s also kind of trippy to eat a bagel in a place that feels less like being on the set of The Nanny—which is what you’d get in Aventura—and more like ¿Qué Pasa USA?.

No Dog in my Yard

Greece resident and author, Tricia DellAnno, released her first book on May 1, 2022. A children’s book entitled “No Dog in my Yard,” tells the true story of DellAnno’s 11 year old son Jonathan’s quest to add a dog to their family. “Our son is a real animal lover, he begged and begged for a dog for ten years. This story is about how he enlisted nine neighborhood dogs to achieve his goal of having a dog of his own,” DellAnno said.

New bridge at Chapin's nature preserve dedicated to conservationist Mark Volpe

Mark Volpe loved nature, and as that became apparent to CEO Jim Campbell, Campbell gave him a job only suitable to a conservationist -- manager of the private nature preserve behind the Chapin Manufacturing factory on Ellicott Street in Batavia. Volpe worked for Chapin for 35 years with much of that time dedicated to the care and maintenance of the 70-acre preserve. He died in November 2018.

Ontario Beach Park open for swimming

ROCHESTER, N.Y (WHEC) - Public swimming at Ontario Beach Park is now open for the season. Lifeguards are on duty and swimming is allowed from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week through Labor Day. Swimming is banned when lifeguards are not out there. Free swim lessons for...

Low-income families will be eligible for $1 Seneca Park Zoo admissions

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Seneca Park Zoo admission will be $1 per person for people of low-income backgrounds, starting on June 24. The zoo joins the George Eastman House Museum and the Rochester Museum & Science Center to offer $1 admission for some. Monroe County Executive Adam Bello signed legislation to reduce the cost for families who meet certain income requirements.

Check your onions.

#OnionRecall Wegmans Food Markets is recalling Vidalia onions sold by the pound because they might be contaminated with listeria. The potentially affected onions were sold June 23 and 24 at Rochester-area stores (as well as at Massachusetts stores and two Pennsylvania locations). More. #ForeverChemicals ...

Product Recall Alert: Vidalia onions from Wegmans

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Wegmans has recalled Vidalia onions sold at some of its stores because they may be contaminated by the bacteria Listeria. If you bought Vidalia onions on June 23 or June 24 that were sold by the pound, you are asked to return them for a full refund at the customer service desk. The packages may have a 4-digit sticker of 4159 or 4166.

Pet of the Week: Minnie

ROCHESTER N.Y. (WHEC) — It's time now for our Pet of the Week. Minnie is a 6-month-old rat looking for a fresh start. She is one of more than 1,000 rats and mice looking for a loving home. Lollypop Farm is holding a rat and mice adoption drive this weekend.

Lollypop Farm to host special mice and rat adoption event

Over 1,000 pet mice and rats are now available for adoption after Lollypop Farm was awarded legal custody of these small friends. To provide an opportunity to learn about and adopt these animals , Lollypop Farm is hosting a family-friendly "It’s a Small World (after all)" mice and rat adoption event on Sunday, June 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at their main campus on 99 Victor Road, Fairport.