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  • Maureen Rice
    RE/MAX Realty Group
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    Rochester, NY
    If you are looking for something different to do with an out of town guest or looking for a venue for an event may I suggest Artisan Works. They host tours every Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 pm. Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable about the art, the artists and its history. What a great one of a kind place. You won't be disappointed.
  • Stephen Babbitt
    RE/MAX Realty Group
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    Rochester, NY
    Rochester is the number one summer festival city in the Country! Why you might ask?

    Because starting with the Lilac Festival in May and running through the summer and into the fall, there is a festival every week in the greater Rochester area. Every spring, I send out a jumbo postcard to my clients listing the dates and locations of most of the festivals happening in the area. Last week we had Fairport Canal Days and coming this weekend is Juneteenth Festival at the Susan B. Anthony Park.
    If you would like a list of all the festivals, please contact me and I will be happy to send you one.
  • Tina Mattia
    RE/MAX Realty Group
    It's that time again! The world-famous Rochester Lilac Festival begins tomorrow! A free ten day experience for all the senses, in 155-acre Highland Park. The world's largest collection of lilac species all in bloom as a fragrant backdrop to relaxing fun. Always one of the year's most anticipated events with visitors from all over the globe.

    Come out to Highland Park for music, food, shopping and events for every member of the family. And of course, those beautiful lilacs! This year's weather looks perfect to enjoy the festival among the Lilacs.

    So many vendors and live musical performances, a running race, gardens of tulips, azaleas and more. Plenty of walking trails to enjoy the incredible scenery - one can't do it all, but I always get there for at least one whirlwind day of fun.

    Check out www.lilacfestival.com for all festival events
  • Silvia Deutsch
    RE/MAX Realty Group
    One of the things I love most about living in upstate NY are our many fresh water resources. I live a short walk away from Irondequoit Bay, where it's still quiet this morning, but soon the sleeping beauties (boats) will be in the water. Spring and summer is very exciting time for boaters after a long winter.
  • Mary Jane Mahon
    RE/MAX Realty Group
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    Rochester, NY
    The Memorial Art Gallery here in Rochester is a hub of creativity and artistic expression. Not only do they hold over 12,000 works of art as part of the permanent collection, but often introduce new exhibitions and works. Visitors are not only invited to view the art but be a part of it with special social events and creative workshops. This art museum is a must-see in Rochester. Click the link below for more information!
  • Ask Roxanne a question about Rochester.
    Rochester, NY
    At the end of WWI, the city of Rochester had built a tidy sum in their War Chest. Enter George Eastman, inventor of modern film, founder of Kodak and great philanthropist. His idea was to convert the funds from a War Chest to a Community Chest. Rochester was the first city to do so and became a model for all other cities to follow. Funds previously earmarked for the war effort would go to charitable organizations for the betterment of all. The Community Chest would find itself folded into what we now know as the United Way.
  • Mary Jane Mahon
    RE/MAX Realty Group
    Geva Theatre lies in the heart of Rochester and is widely popular for its high quality performances within a small theatre atmosphere. I have made a tradition out of going to see one of Geva's most popular shows, A Christmas Carol, each December. This show attracts people of all ages and tastes because it is a classic tale of love, family, and redemption. It is always superbly acted and the stage is beautifully set. See one of many shows playing this December through the 27th. There is an evening show on weeknights and two showings on Saturday and Sunday!
  • Robert Miglioratti
    RE/MAX PLUS
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    Rochester, NY
    Fishing in New York

    My good friend, Carl Diliberto sent me a photo showing off his just caught 22 inch brown trout hooked less than 45 minutes from his Brighton NY home in Oak Orchard. He tells me he caught three more and landed another of a similar size.

    New York State’s fishing waters can be found in every corner of the state. In western New York one will find the big lake, Ontario, which provides opportunity for Pacific Salmon, walleye, lake trout, black bass, brown trout and many others. Shoreline fishing is easily accessible as are the many piers and jetties. Professional guides offer charters of varying times and locations throughout the year for family outings, corporate outings or for just plain fun.

    Within a very short drive from Rochester and its surrounding suburbs, fishing is good in many smaller venues: ponds, streams, and smaller lakes. All 11 Finger Lakes, dozens of creeks and rivers all offer good fishing including largemouth bass, rainbow trout, northern pike and pan fish the most popular target.

    The easy commute to many of these sites will allow you to slip away for a couple of hours in an afternoon like my friend Carl did on a recent outing.

    Check out all the sites available in New York. Review regulations and licensing laws by visiting the New York State Department of Environmental Conversation website: www.DEC.NY.Gov before you even buy the bait.
  • Robert Miglioratti
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    Rochester, NY
    Rochester's East End neighborhood boasts some of the city's most vibrant nightlife. With bars, clubs, and restaurants to suit every taste, the weekends are especially busy. During the popular East End Music Festival, thousands of visitors flock to the neighborhood for an impressive musical lineup. The area is also known for its Food Truck Rodeo, where visitors can sample the best food on four wheels.

    The Old Toad is one of the neighborhood's more colorful eateries. With traditional English fare like Fish and Chips, and Shepard's Pie, diners can get a real British pub experience. Even the accents are authentic, as much of the wait staff are British students participating in the restaurant's cultural exchange program.

    The Little Theater is a Rochester institution, and one of the neighborhood's most popular destinations. The Little opened its doors in 1929 with the promise of eclectic and unusual cinema. Today, the Little Theater still delights viewers with independent and foreign films. The theater also houses a cafe where visitors can enjoy live music, and artwork by local artists.

    The East End is also home to the Eastman Theater, and the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. Founded by George Eastman, of Eastman Kodak fame, the RPO has delivered world class performances for over 80 years.

    With so much recreation and culture to enjoy, it's easy to forget that the East End is also a great place to live and work. Many locally businesses make this neighborhood a comfortable, convenient place to reside. Hart's Local Grocers, a recent neighborhood addition, offers local foods, and gourmet options alongside everyday grocery needs.

    Over the last 15 years or so, the area's housing stock has improved tremendously. New townhome developments, lofts, small and large condominiums, as well as new and refurbished apartments are scattered throughout. Major downtown developments which are one to three years from completion will add significantly to the available choices and all will be within easy walking distance to all the features of the East End to say nothing of the festivals....Rochester Jazz Fest, the East End Fest, and Park Avenue Art Festival to name a few. Drop in sometime and you'll understand why folks from students to seniors call the East End home.
  • Mary Jane Mahon
    RE/MAX Realty Group
    This weekend I attended the Mayday festival with over 50+ independent vendors at the Village Gate Atrium! There were many unique and creative crafts available for show and sale. There were homemade giveaways to the first 25 shoppers each morning. It was a great success and I was happy to support friends selling their wonderful crafts. Check out the links below to the shops of some gorgeous jewelry and funky crafts that I encountered this weekend and be sure to make a trip to the Mayday festival next year!

    Laura Sherwood: Stitch and Anchor
    https://www.etsy.com/shop/stitchandanchorshop

    Ashley Landon: The Knotty Owl
    http://theknottyowl.com
  • Robert Miglioratti
    RE/MAX PLUS
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    Rochester, NY
    Took a short stroll this Sunday morning around the Cobbs Hill Reservoir. The once around walk is only about a mile in length but has many awards. This morning there were more walkers than runners, more pets than walkers, including the older gentleman with three new greyhounds, adding to a long string of the quiet animals saved from poorly maintained conditions elsewhere. The fast fading fall seen in the Bristol Hills to the south, and on Pinnacle Hill and Highland Park to the west were nonetheless brilliant in this clear sunshine. And, of course, the big lake (Ontario) reminded me that this morning's refreshing chill wind would soon be the carrier of our famous and not so welcome lake effect snows.

    Back home to French toast, hot chocolate and a few glowing logs.
  • Robert Miglioratti
    RE/MAX PLUS
    I attended a business meeting and safety seminar this week at the Artisan Works. Although I have visited this sometimes strange but always inviting place, I often forget about it.

    How does one describe this huge art space? Gallery, studio, museum, special events venue....well, it's all of that and so much more. The only other words that come to mind are eclectic, huge, inspired, creative at the highest order, and fun. There is a full size 1940s truck carved from wood, paintings, sculptures and stuffed wild animals! Everything is neatly on display and displays change somewhat frequently.

    Their slogan is: "Where art lives!" Art has never lived like this before.

    Looking for an event location? They have in-house coordinators, two talented chefs, and more rooms than you can imagine. Check out www.artisanworks.com or visit them at 565 Blossom Road. Don't be put off by the industrial setting.
  • Robert Miglioratti
    RE/MAX PLUS
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    Rochester, NY
    Bring a kid, be a kid or, better yet.....be both! This is a must for your "check it out list".

    This 100,000 square foot (that's 2 1/4 acres under roof!) structure houses toy collections not seen anywhere else in the world. There are interactive displays in virtually every corner. And the National Toy Hall of Fame resides here as well.

    Parking is easy. www.museumofplay.org

    A Rochester, New York original.
  • Mary Jane Mahon
    RE/MAX Realty Group
    Mt. Hope Center helps build healthy families throughout the greater Rochester area and beyond. With both clinical and research initiatives, this wonderful organization helps to end maltreatment in the home. This internationally recognized agency works toward ending domestic violence, trauma, and neglect. The dedicated and hard-working team at Mt. Hope is something Rochester should be very proud of! For more information about the center and how to get involved click the link below!
  • Robert Miglioratti
    RE/MAX PLUS
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    Rochester, NY
    I took a walk in the park the other day. I was within the city limits and within a Certified Wildlife Habitat.

    Mount Hope Cemetery is a not some hidden gem just across the street from the Strong/UR campus. There are organized and guided tours held routinely by the Friends of Mount Hope Cemetery and I just learned about Torch Light Tours which puts an interesting twist on an otherwise quiet walk through history. This is an urban park with hills, ponds, fountains, Victorian buildings, and monuments, incredible works of art, too many to count, marking the lives of families and individuals who contributed to what the City of Rochester has become. I don't know all the names but a few that I can recall include Susan B. Anthony, Frederick Douglas, Frank Gannett, Margaret Woodbury Strong, and John Jacob Bausch are a few of recognizable family names buried here.

    The website is www.fomh.org and it is a library of information and history. Be sure to check out the information on the Friends of Mount Hope Cemetery to learn about events, tours, volunteer opportunities and so much more.

    Most important....go visit, it's not creepy, but it is interesting and invigorating. And stroll over to the College Town complex for lunch or coffee afterwards. Parking is easy and free.
  • Mary Shelsby
    RE/MAX Realty Group
    Since a river runs through our city, it makes good sense that we celebrate with a festival that is all about the River. The weekend includes river cruises, guided tours, live entertainment, and for romance, couples are invited to renew their vows at High Falls!

    The Charlotte Genesee Lighthouse will be open all three days from 1 p.m. till 5 p.m. for tours; including climbing up the tower and viewing the keeper’s house. There is a $3 admission charged.

    The 2014 Head of the Genesee Regatta will take place at the Genesee Waterways Center behind the Genesee Valley Park Sports Complex. The two-day event is one of New York State’s premier rowing regattas and is expected to draw more than 350 racing entries. Viewing on the foot bridge over the Genesee River and along the east river bank is ideal for spectators. Races will take place both Saturday and Sunday, from 8 a.m. till 4:30 pm.

    There will be a special ceremony Saturday at 11 a.m. to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the O'Rorke Memorial Bridge. Spectators are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs for this event.

    Tour the RG&E Hydroelectric facility located along middle falls, including the dam and spill gates operation, river intake/rack house and upper level of the gate control house. Learn about how renewable electric energy is produced along the Genesee River. Tours will start at the middle falls dam located at the southeast end of Lower Falls Park.

    There is even a workshop scheduled Saturday at 10 am at Maplewood Rose Garden to learn how to grow better roses. For a complete list of activities, visit the city website or click the link below.
  • Maureen Rice
    RE/MAX Realty Group
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    Rochester, NY
    Caught up with some old friends over a fabulous bowl of greens and beans with sausage at Antonetta's Restaurant. Just the right amount of garlic with a generous amount of homemade sausage in it. Antonetta's is nothing fancy. In fact it is in the least of fancy areas, but people from all over Rochester flock there for some good old fashion Italian food. Family owned and run for years, the walls are decorated with Frank Sinatra photos and the tables have red and white checkered table cloths. Make yourself at home and enjoy some great food.
  • Robert Miglioratti
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    Rochester, NY
    Founded in 1823 by Heil Brockway, Brockport village is a canalside treasure. With quaint shops and restaurants, and a dedication to historic preservation, a walk along Brockport's Main Street feels like a step back in time.

    Brockport may be the quintessential small town, but it's also home to the College at Brockport a SUNY school with an excellent reputation. Students enjoy the benefits of a world class education in a serene canal town setting. SUNY Brockport attracts students from all over the world with its well established foreign exchange program, adding a multicultural facet to the village.

    Brockport's literary gem, Lift Bridge Book Shop, carries a wide selection of books, magazines, toys, and gifts. Movies more your style? Catch a flick at one of the oldest continuously operating movie theaters in the country. The Strand Theater sports an Art Moderne façade courtesy of architect, Michael J. DeAngelis.

    Of the many historically significant buildings in the Village of Brockport, the crown jewel might be the Morgan Manning House. Built in 1854, the house was purchased by Dayton S. Morgan, a successful business owner. In 1964 Sara Morgan-Manning, the last of the Morgan children, perished in a fire at the age of 96. It was Sara's wish that the house "would stand forever as a monument to the fine old traditions that are so important to our heritage." Today, visitors can tour a fully restored estate, thanks to the tireless efforts of the Western Monroe Historical Society.

    Boaters and visitors can access valuable information and resources from the new Welcome Center, part of Brockport's Canalfront Hospitality Program. The center, located just off Main Street, boasts a 100% volunteer staff. The Welcome Center also has a fleet of bikes to choose from. Borrow one free of charge for a towpath adventure.

    www.brockportny.org
  • Mary Jane Mahon
    RE/MAX Realty Group
    The Rochester Red Wings add a great "big-city" aspect to the City of Rochester. Housed by beautiful Frontier Field, the Red Wings games are a popular event for all types of Rochesterians. The games are often followed by fireworks, but if that isn't enough to grab you, the acclaimed Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra has been known to perform the post-game show. Not to mention, the food options at the stadium are fantastic. Personal favorites include Red Osier and Simply Crepes. The Dip N' Dots stand and the huge ice cream sundaes served in a baseball cap dish are always a hit with the kids at the park. They have special days and nights for Rochester associations, clubs, schools, student groups, little leagues, and more. There are entertaining games and contests played on-field between innings, and there are always giveaways thrown into the stands. If you're looking for a fun-filled day or night out with friends and family come out to Frontier Field for a game!
  • Mary Shelsby
    RE/MAX Realty Group
    I've owned an electric car since 2011. People still stop me in the parking lot and ask about my car and how much I like it. My last tank of gas (7 gallons) lasted 1,928 miles. But the real reason I purchased the car was to reduce greenhouse gases emitted to the atmosphere and to support this important new technology.

    The Rochester area now has 24 public charging stations, many of which are free of charge for the remainder of 2014. Within the city of Rochester, there are charging stations at Public Market, the Port of Rochester, City Hall and the following garages: Sister Cities, Washington Square, Court Street and East End. Outside the city, charging stations can be found at: Fairport Village Landing, the Town of Penfield Community Center and Library, at the Barn Owl on Penfield Road in Penfield as well as most car dealerships that cell electric cars.

    I salute Rochester and the State of New York for providing these charging stations. Electric cars are not perfect, but I believe they are a big step in the right direction to reduce our dependency on foreign oil and cut pollution so that we might leave our children, grandchildren and future generations a much healthier environment.
  • Robert Miglioratti
    RE/MAX PLUS
    Wrapping up a recent backyard cookout we asked our guests, a couple visiting Rochester after being away for several years, a family who has lived in more than five states and are now back in Rochester, and a few others who always lived in the area: what are the best things about living in Rochester?

    I could go on with a whole list of reasons listed why each really loves (or misses) Rochester and its suburbs but the simplest and least esoteric inventory came from the kids (all under 13 years old): four seasons, Sea Breeze and Darien Lake (amusement parks), water, the Finger Lakes (there are 11), a great canal and two Great Lakes, Abbott's Custard, Zweigle's hot dogs and burgers at Don and Bob, Wegmans, Martuscello bakery, tasty pizza, picking apples, strawberries and raspberries.

    Yes, the list is somewhat food-centric, but these kids named not only some of the best and oldest but also the businesses that represent traditions and (obviously) bring the best memories of a comfortable community.
  • Maureen Rice
    RE/MAX Realty Group
    My friend and I and our teenage daughters attended the Food Truck Rodeo at the Rochester Public Market. There were 40+ food trucks of all kinds. I am a self proclaimed foodie so it was right up my alley. The Market was busy with people of all ages and families enjoying the live music in the square and the wonderful selection of food. Bring a chair and your appetite and enjoy a nice evening!
  • Silvia Deutsch
    RE/MAX Realty Group
    The Genesee River is offering a great opportunity for water sports and wonderful views of downtown. Along the way you will encounter kayaking, crew boats, fishing and even small or larger motor boats. You can stop at Corn Hill Landing and visit one of the great restaurants with patios and great food.
  • Robert Miglioratti
    RE/MAX PLUS
    Fairport Village, located in the town of Perinton, is one of Monroe country's most vibrant and energetic communities. The Erie Canal provides the centerpiece for a bustling Main Street, recreation for visitors and residents, and a rich local history.

    Incorporated in 1867, the village was originally called Perrinsville. According to a 19th century legend, a traveler was overheard describing the town as a fair port. The next morning this same traveler reportedly grumbled loudly about poor accommodations, and left town never to return. The moniker stuck however, and Fairport Village has more than lived up to the name.

    Main Street crosses the canal via Fairport's famous Lift Bridge. Built in 1914 by the Lackawanna Bridge Company of Buffalo, the bridge provides canal traffic with a clearance of 16.3 feet when raised. This unique structure is definitely worth investigating, but if you're looking for symmetry you won't find any. The Lift Bridge was constructed as an irregular decagon, or ten-sided structure. The bridge contains no square corners, and no two angles match.

    If you're interested in seeing the canal up close, consider a boat tour on the Colonial Belle. Ride in comfort on the enclosed lower deck, or head upstairs to the open air upper deck for great views of the waterway. The Colonial Belle offers lunch and dinner cruises, as well as themed events like Murder Mystery, and Fall Foliage Tours. Have you own vessel? Dock it at the available public facilities. Some of the boats you will see are owned by residents, while others are just passing through on a canal adventure.

    Early June brings Fairport Canal Days, one of the most popular arts festivals in the Rochester area. Enjoy artisanal crafts, delicious food, and great entertainment. Annual Canal Days events include a chicken BBQ, Canal Nights with live music, and a rubber duck race to benefit village art and beautification initiatives.

    Canal Days may be the biggest, but it's certainly not the only festival Fairport has to offer. During autumn's Scarecrow Festival, businesses along Main Street create fun and fanciful scarecrow characters to adorn the sidewalks. Shop and dine while picking your favorite!

    Ready to eat? Fairport has a lot to choose from. History lovers might enjoy a meal at the famous Green Lantern Inn. Built in 1874 by the influential Deland family, this French Chateau style building is an impressive and beloved local landmark and has welcomed a Rochester favorite; Mr. Dominic's as it's most recent tenant. Want something a bit more casual? Riki's Family Restaurant offers classic breakfast fair, while the Moonlight Creamery offers sweet ice cream treats.

    If you're in town on a Saturday morning, be sure to stop by the open air farmer's market located in the Fairport Village Landing parking lot. From seasonal produce to locally made crafts and prepared foods, there's something for everyone at this popular market. The Fairport farmer's market is open May through November, and parking is ample.

    On top of fine food, fun festivals, and a gorgeous Main Street, Fairport residents have one more thing to brag about. Since 1901, the Fairport Municipal Commission, has been providing low cost power to Fairport residents. As a publicly owned, not for profit company, Fairport Municipal Commission answers only to its customers. Not only do residents enjoy low rates, they also get some of the best service around. During 1955's Hurricane Hazel, Fairport lost total power for only 15 minutes. In 1966, when most of the Northeast was experiencing a complete black out, Fairport's power remained on. It's just one more reason to love Fairport Village.
  • Robert Miglioratti
    RE/MAX PLUS
    Situated within the boundaries of our highly regarded and award winning Highland Park is a favorite quiet place that my wife and I have enjoyed for 4+ decades. Monroe County's Lamberton Conservatory located at 171 Reservoir Avenue in the park near the corner of South Avenue allows one to get as close to nature's exotic plants and flowers at almost any time of the year.

    Viewing desert cactus or rainforest orchids so close that you can touch them (even though you won't) does something you will find soothing. My favorite exhibit arrives in December each year and is a most amazing array of poinsettia plants. The dedicated staff changes the displays at least five ties each year so you can visit this little jewel often and enjoy a fresh, unadulterated palate of nature's spectrum each time. We particularly enjoy this spot for the quiet. There are no signs or rules, at least that I'm aware of but for some reason everyone seems to converse in a hushed sort of way. It's almost as if we don't want to disturb the flowers.

    The Conservatory has a history dating back to the early 20th century but was completely and meticulously rebuilt in 2007. Highland Park has been a nationally known arboretum designed by Frederick Law Olmstead and thanks to the joint efforts of Monroe County Parks and Environmental Services Departments we'll be visiting here for a long time to come.

    The park has many popular attractions and gatherings throughout the year with the annual Lilac Festival the most notable. I suggest you visit the Conservatory when you are in the area, the admission fee is $2 for adults....a very inexpensive way to see some of nature's best and to enjoy some quiet warmth no matter what else is going on in the world.

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