Genesee River Romance Weekend Events

This is the weekend that many people in this area wait for all year. That’s because some places along the Genesee River are open for tours just once each year. Here are some of the highlights: Saturday, October 3 9 am to 3 pm: Guided Tours of RG&E Hydroelectric Facility Learn how renewable electric energy …

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Spring Flooding

Spring is late this year. Usually in March and early April comes flooding around Monroe County. Both Black and Oatka Creeks on the west side of Monroe County regularly go over their banks. On the east side of Monroe County is Irondequoit Creek which every few years floods the area around Panorama Plaza in Penfield, …

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Sibley’s April 1908 Ad

Here is an ad for the Sibley, Lindsay & Curr store from April 1918 that I “colorized.” Rufus Sibley, Alexander Lindsay, and John CurrĀ  opened their first store in Rochester in 1868. They later moved to the much larger Granite building. That building was gutted by fire in 1904 along with the rest of the …

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Rochester – Convention City – 1912

The Rochester Public Library recently added a booklet to their online digital collection titled Rochester, N. Y.; The Convention City. It was published in 1912 by the Rochester Chamber of Commerce. It was an early attempt to get organizations to bring their conventions to Rochester for their meetings. Rochester already had a Convention Hall on …

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Blanche Stuart Scott

There are those times when one simple thing leads to much more. That’s how it was when 2+ months ago I saw that the Rochester Public Library had the new digital book “5000 Miles Oakland; Wonderful Performance of a Wonderful Car; The Story of Miss Scott’s Journey Overland.” It is the story of Blanche Stuart …

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River Romance Weekend

This weekend (Fri – Sun.) there are many events going on around Rochester surrounding the the Genesee River. For some of the events you have to preregister, some have a small fee, but most are open to all. Some of the highlights: Friday; 1 to 5 p.m.: Charlotte Genesee Light- house Tours ($3 admission). Friday; …

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Talk on Rochester in WWII

This Tuesday, Greece Historical Society presents Rochester in World War II, by Bob Marcotte Rochester industry was completely transformed to supply the military during World War II. Companies had to completely retool to meet demanding specifications for weapons and other material. Moreover, as men went into the armed services, women were hired for the assembly …

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