Rochester, NY Society

Hilton Apple Fest holding chicken barbecue fundraiser

On Saturday, October 2, the Hilton Apple Fest will hold a drive-thru chicken barbecue dinner catered by Foster’s Restaurant. The event will be held at the Hilton Community Center, 59 Henry Street, from noon to 2 p.m. The dinner will include a half chicken, corn on the cob, macaroni salad, salt potatoes, roll and butter, and beverage for $15. Pre-sale tickets are available and recommended. There will be a very limited number of “day of sale” tickets. To request tickets, call 392-7773 and leave a message or email Those inquiring will be contacted for details.
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Spencerport Education Foundation welcomes new members

In August 2021, the Spencerport Education Foundation (SEF) welcomed three new members to its ranks. Known for its partnership with the Spencerport Central School District, the SEF works to secure funding to provide supplemental resources for teachers to use in the classroom and beyond. To help fundraise for these resources, the SEF hosts various events throughout the year. Families and individuals in the Spencerport area and beyond are welcome to take part, or volunteer alongside groupmembers as they work to support Spencerport teachers and students.
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Dr. Vito Quatela to be honored with the 83rd Rochester Rotary Award

Vito Quatela, M.D., a leader in the field of facial plastic surgery and founder of the HUGS Foundation Inc., will be the 83rd recipient of the Rochester Rotary Award, the oldest and most prestigious civic award in Rochester. Rochester Rotary is honoring Dr. Quatela for his work with the HUGS...

Pop-up food pantry to be held at BCSD

Brockport Central School District (BCSD) and Foodlink of Rochester will be hosting a drive-through, pop-up food pantry on Tuesday, September 21, between 4:30 and 6 p.m. at Brockport High School. This event is open to all residents in the surrounding communities. Due to COVID restrictions, individuals will not be permitted...
The State Journal

Faith Coalition: Finding community through helping the marginalized

I have always wondered — can an individual from the East Coast find her “tribe” in Springfield’s community; the answer is yes!. I was raised in a single-parent household located in an urban, lower socioeconomic community in Rochester, New York. Most of my marginalized community experienced the impact of poverty, violence, social inequities, substance abuse, and healthcare mistrust. Chronic illnesses were prevalent in my family; therefore I became exposed to the medical field as an adolescent. I had the first-hand experience of minoritized populations being made medically and economically vulnerable due to systemic injustices, and I knew that I wanted to make a difference.

Mary Cariola’s Walking on Sunshine returns

PENFIELD, N.Y. (WROC) – Mary Cariola Center’s Walking on Sunshine returned for its 13th year on Sunday at Veterans Memorial Park in Penfield. The walk is Mary Cariola’s biggest fundraiser of the year. The Mary Cariola Center is “the regional leader in personalized, interdisciplinary, evidence-based education and life skill solutions...

Pittsford Volunteer Ambulance celebrates 50 years of service

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (WHEC) — Pittsford Volunteer Ambulance Saturday marked its 50th anniversary with a celebration and recollections of a service borne of necessity back in 1971. Today's Capt. Jonathan Smith said his company has come a long way in half a century. "The folks are all awesome," Smith said. "They're...

Walking on Sunshine fundraiser supports hundreds with disabilities

The Mary Cariola Center held its annual fundraiser Walking on Sunshine Sunday morning. It is their largest fundraising event that supports almost 500 individuals with multiple disabilities. It look place at Veterans Memorial Park in Penfield. Fundraisers also had the option to walk in the comfort of their neighborhood. The...

Cabbage Patch Kids among 12 National Toy Hall of Fame finalists

They took the ’80s by storm, and soon, Cabbage Patch Kids could be forever enshrined in the National Toy Hall of Fame. The iconic dolls are among twelve entries now being voted on by the public for possible induction into the hall of fame at The Strong National Museum of Play in Rochester, New York.

Gilda's Club holds annual Heroes Ball

Rochester, N.Y. — Gilda's Club held its annual Heroes Ball in Fairport Friday evening. It was a celebration of hope and heroes in the fight against cancer. Also, a chance for the non-profit to honor the work being done in the community while giving out awards for philanthropy and leadership.
Finger Lakes Times

Lincoln Farms to host HalloweenFest

CANANDAIGUA — Lincoln Hill Farms will hold its inaugural HalloweenFest during the month of October. The event will feature a family-friendly outdoor walking trail with illuminated decorations and intricately carved jack-o’-lantern displays. Guests of all ages can make their way around the farm and through the walking trail multiple times, viewing lit pumpkins along the way and taking part in countless photo ops.
Finger Lakes Times

Long Acre Farms resumes Fall Festival weekends

MACEDON — Fall Festival weekends are back at Long Acre Farms every weekend through the end of October. The theme for the 2021 Amazing Maize Maze is apples, which is no surprise since Wayne County produces 41% of New York state’s crop. The 5-acre corn field will depict a large tree with an apple in the middle and a basket of apples on the ground. As guests navigate the paths they will learn some facts about apples statewide and around the world.

'Remnants' and 'ShMILF Life' yield powerful insights at Rochester Fringe

Just a few moments into Friday’s KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival show “Remnants,” at Ellison Park, I became ashamed of my inferior spirituality. The park, just off of Interstate 490 and Blossom Road, is home to the remnants of Rochester’s long-ago heritage. A replica of Fort Schuyler. And the spirituality of the Haudenosaunee people.