FOOD & DRINK
5 Top Hole-in-the-Wall Restaurants in Rochester
These 5 top hole-in-the-wall restaurants in Rochester are home to a vibrant culinary scene filled with hidden gems and hole-in-the-wall restaurants that offer extraordinary dining experiences. We have explored five of these top establishments, each with its own unique charm and flavors. Now you know why they are some of the best restaurants in Rochester for you to discover.
Free carousel rides at Ontario Beach Park
The free rides are available Friday through Memorial Day at Ontario Beach Park.
Friend for Life: Meet Nino!
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Allow us to introduce Nino!. Nino is a sweet old man at just ten years old! He had a pretty tough life, so he needs all the love he can get from his future home!. He is a big and strong dog looking for a...
Hickey Freeman holds blowout sale for Memorial weekend as name changes
He says everything else is going to remain in Rochester from the storefront to the products.
Gold Star father to spend time with fallen son as folks gear up for Memorial Day
ROCHESTER, NY (WROC) — We are on the cusp now of Memorial Day weekend, and no doubt, many of you are set to go for the three-day break. This year is expected to see a jump in folks hitting the roadways: AAA is expecting 42.3 million Americans will take a trip of 50 miles or […]
Talent on display at annual “Stars of Tomorrow” performance
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Big voices, bright smiles, and the talent that will take them from here to Broadway was on display in Rochester Thursday night at the RBTL theatre. Dozens of high school stars hit the stage for a chance to compete in New York City as part of the annual high school musical […]
Rochester Canalside Summer Concert Series Returns With Eagles Tribute Band And Local Artists
The Dawn Lipson Canalside outdoor Concert Series at the Rochester Jewish Community Center recently released its summer lineup. Acts include everything from legendary tribute shows to original music by local acts. Originally born out of the Covid pandemic, the concert series is in its third season of music and events....
Jodie Foster receives George Eastman Award for her contributions to cinema
Rochester, N.Y. — A special honor was given to award-winning actress and filmmaker Jodie Foster Thursday night. She accepted the George Eastman Award for her many contributions to cinema. A gala was held during the ceremony, which included a compilation of her work, as well as a live conversation...
Memorial Day weekend: Parades, amusement parks and other things to do near Rochester
Memorial Day is the American holiday, observed on the last Monday of May, that honors the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Here's a smattering of local events, services and things to do over the holiday weekend that's also the unofficial kickoff to summer in the Finger Lakes:
A sale a minute: Hickey Freeman's local finale draws nostalgic crowd
While manufacturing of the Hickey Freeman label will shift to Mexico next month, the local facility will continue to produce men's clothing items under the Rochester Tailored Clothing brand.
With the PGA Championship in Town, Top Hotel Canceled Guests’ Reservations (Thousands of Dollar Reservations)
For the PGA Championship, a top hotel ended up cancelled guests’ reservations booked months ahead, due to “delays”. My hometown, Rochester, NY, is home to some cool and beautiful things. While it was once known for being the headquarters of Eastman Kodak and home to tens of thousands of jobs, it now has other companies and universities that call it home and are well-known throughout their industries. It is also the location of the Oak Hill Country Club, which was the site of the PGA Championship this past week.
Subscription service allows members to see any movie at any theater
ROCHESTER, N.Y. – It’s time for “summer blockbusters” at the movie theater. “MoviePass” is back with a new plan to help you save money. The company that lets you see any movie at any theater is back with three new subscription options. The launch...
Lollypop Farm in need of kitten supplies, fosters
EGYPT, N.Y. It’s kitten season and Lollypop Farm needs your help to take care of all the kittens coming through its doors right now. It needs supplies like formula for rescued kittens who don’t have a nursing mom. Lollypop is also in serious need of fosters – people to take cats and kittens into their homes for a while to free up room in the shelter.
Attention ‘90s kids: Discovery Zone play place for sale in Upstate NY (photos)
A huge deal on “fun-believable fitness” could make one ‘90s kid’s dreams come true as a complete Discovery Zone play place is for sale in Upstate New York. The Rochester Christian Church Ministries campus posted the DZ play place to Facebook Marketplace earlier this year.
List of Memorial Day parades and ceremonies in the Rochester area
Rochester, N.Y. — Local communities are hosting a variety of Memorial Day parade, ceremonies and other events this holiday weekend. Below is a partial list. Brockport: A remembrance ceremony is scheduled for 11 a.m. at the Brockport Area Veterans Club on West Avenue, followed by a chicken barbecue. East...
If you quarantined at the Clarion Pointe Rochester, the hotel wants its pillows back
The Clarion Pointe Rochester is suing Monroe County for $26,000 for items allegedly stolen from the hotel by people who were made to quarantine there during the pandemic.
Consumer Alert: Here’s what to buy and what not to buy during Memorial Day sales
ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Memorial Day weekend is upon us. That means it’s time to honor those who served, enjoy a backyard barbeque, and shop till we drop. While it seems that everyone is having a sale, not every good deal is the best deal. The best items to buy during Memorial Day are mattresses, appliances and furniture.
In Rochester, a Little-Known, Weeklong Cocktail Festival Continues to Draw Top Talent
The Rochester Cocktail Revival is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. When one thinks of American cocktail conventions, drinking destinations like New Orleans and Portland, Ore., likely first come to mind. But this festival — which for the entire second week of June will take over the social life of “Flower City” — is one of the most enduring such events in the nation. It may, in fact, be the longest-running, city-centric cocktail convention under the same management in the country.
Winning TAKE 5 ticket sold in Henrietta
The New York Lottery announced Wednesday a top-prize-winning ticket for Tuesday night's drawing was sold in the Rochester area. The ticket, worth $35,953, was sold at Joe's Kwik Marts at the corner of East Henrietta and Lehigh Station roads in Henrietta. The winner's identity has not been announced. The prize...
Bear comes face-to-face with employee, gobbles dozens of cupcakes from Avon bakery
The store’s kitchen supervisor says she had just put cupcakes on the seat of a vehicle, then turned around and came face-to-face with the hungry bear.
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