WDYTYA – Scott Foley

Actor, director and screenwriter Scott Foley will investigate his ancestor on tonight’s episode of Who Do You Think You Are? He finds that his 5th great grandfather, Simon Wardwell, was one of George Washington’s “Life Guards” (AKA security) during the Revolutionary War. Scott also finds that he has a connection to the Salem witch trials …

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Old News – New Church

This article is about a new church being built for the Holy Rosary parish on Lexington Avenue in Rochester. The church didn’t make it to one hundred years. The church was closed in March 2008 as most members had moved to the suburbs. The church was re-purposed as a community center. The rectory, convent, and …

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Kodak Potpourri

I uploaded nine new Kodak items. Three are magazines for US employees. Four are magazines for Kodak Canada employees. Then there are two magazines for people that used Kodakchrone film in the 1940s. The Jan. 1930 issue of the The Kodak Magazine you may find has some objectionable content. That issue reports on a minstrel …

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Top Songs of 1966 – #8

The next song that ended up on the top of record charts in 1966 was “19th Nervous Breakdown” by The Roiling Stones. The title came first to Mick Jagger and the he and Keith Richards wrote the song around the title. It was recorded in December 1965 in Hollywood after a tour of North America. …

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Old News – Poorhouse and County Hospital

This article tells the amounts for support of the Monroe County Poorhouse (Almshouse) and the County Hospital. It also tells of overcrowding at the Hospital. It wouldn’t be until 1933 that the current Monroe Community Hospital would be opened. THE BROCKPORT REPUBLIC April 1, 1916 REPORT ON COUNTY POOR. The annual report of Superintendent of …

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