Kodak on a High

New York State released the names and locations of five medical marijuana dispensaries to be located in the state. The one Rochester dispensary will be operated by¬†Columbia Care NY LLC. They will lease space in Eastman Business Park (formerly Kodak Park). Kodak building 12, which is three stories and has approx. 200,000 square feet will …

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Old News – Summer Church Outings

Here are some summer outings for Catholic Churches in Rochester in 1915. I had to look up the definition of the word “Sodality.” It is an association, especially of a Roman Catholic religious guild or brotherhood. THE CATHOLIC JOURNAL Friday, July 30, 1915 City Parish News St. Boniface The Young Ladies’ Sodality of this parish …

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Stolen Bust

The Monroe County Parks Department announced Thursday that a bronze bust of German author Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe was stolen from Highland Park. An empty pedestal¬† is all that remains of where Goethe’s (pronounced GUR-tuh) head used to be. The bust was commissioned by the Federation of German-American Societies of Rochester and unveiled in 1950. …

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WDYTYA – Ginnifer Goodwin

Who Do You Think You Are? is back again on TLC starting this Sunday (July 26th). The first person to dig into their family is Ginnifer Goodwin who has been starring on ABC’s Once Upon a Time. Ginnifer knew about three grandparents’ families but one grandfather wouldn’t even speak his parents’ names. She had heard …

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Old News – Trolley Accident

This is a long and detailed article about a local trolley accident. THE BROCKPORT REPUBLIC Thursday, July 22, 1915 BROCKPORTERS IN BAD WRECK ONE MAN KILLED AS RESULT OF TROLLEY SMASH-UP Motorman Claims to Have Been in Stupor. Those Injured. Quite a number of Brockport people were on the ill-fated 1:17 B. L. & R. …

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Free NY Sources Webinar

This Thursday (July 23rd) there is a free online webinar on “New York Resources at NEHGS” (New England Historic Genealogical Society). The description of this event says that “finding information about your New York ancestors can be tricky. Learn what resources are available at NEHGS and on AmericanAncestors.org and gain valuable research tips from genealogist …

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Kodak News – Boom!

Kodak is imploding another building early tomorrow (July 18th). Building 53 in Eastman Business Park was former the home of roll coating. At 8 a.m. it and the smokestacks on top will be dropped. Preparations have been under way for months. The picture is one I took in late April. (Click on it for a …

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Old News – Tin for Household Use

It appears that from this articles that tin was just beginning to be used in the making of household items. It is very possible that these aren’t tin at all. Tin cans are actually made from rolled steel.. THE CATHOLIC COURIER Thursday, July 16, 1915 TIN NOVELTIES Articles Which Contribute a Gay Note in Outdoor …

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