Kodak News; March 12 – 16, 2012

On Monday Kodak announced that beginning April 1st the price of film will go up about 15%. A Kodak spokesperson says the increases are due to increases in manufacturing costs, as well as higher fixed costs because of the decline in the number of people still using film. Tuesday there was a report initiated by …

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Using the 1940 Directories on the 1940 Census

The Rochester Public Library has added the 1940 Rochester and Suburban directories to earlier ones that they already had online. These will be of great help in finding your family on the 1940 census that comes online on April 2nd. There won’t be any index available for the census for at least 6 months to …

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WDYTYA; March 16

The episode this week on Who Do You Think You Are? is a repeat of the one featuring Martin Sheen. Our local NBC station in Rochester is not even showing the episode. Instead they are putting on a program about “Operation Smile.” This would be a great time to go the WDYTYA website and watch …

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Girl Scouts 100th Anniversary

The Girl Scouts of the USA was formed on March 12, 1912. It was founded by Juliette Gordon Low who organized it after meeting Robert Baden-Powell who had started the Scouting movement a few years earlier. The Girl Scouts help to teach values such as honesty, fairness, courage, compassion, character, sisterhood, confidence, and citizenship through …

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Kodak News; March 5 – 9, 2012

Leaders from the Rochester Business Alliance met in Albany on Monday with top state officials, including Lt. Gov. Robert Duffy (former Rochester Mayor). New York state has agreed to hire a consultant to study the situation of 1,200 acre Eastman Business Park (formerly Kodak Park). The consultant will study future expenses to maintain and/or upgrade …

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Top Song 50 Years Ago; #4

The fourth song to hit the top of the charts in 1962 was “Hey! Baby” by Bruce Channel. Bruce wrote the song with Margaret Cobb in 1959 and performed the song for two years before recording it. It ended up being the number one song for the week of March 11-17. It remained the number …

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WDYTYA – March 9

This week on the NBC show Who Do You Think You Are? the person investigating his family is former NFL football player Jerome Bettis. He seeks to reconnect with his mother’s side of the family in Paducah, Kentucky. The search reveals a great grandfather who stood up against a corporate giant during the Jim Crow …

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