Grandpa Song

This may be an old song but it seems more relevant than ever as families get more complicated. It is “I’m My Own Grandpa” written n 1947, about a man who, through an unlikely (but legal) combination of marriages, becomes stepfather to his own stepmother and by dropping the “step” modifiers, he becomes his own …

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Kodak News; Aug. 11 – 17

History still in the making… Kodak’s Theater at Eastman Business Park will now be leased by the Rochester Association for Performing Arts (RAPA). The theater in building 28 on West Ridge Road will be used as a community entertainment, conference and education center. RAPA also plans to showcase the theater as a production center and …

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Susan B. Anthony Festival

The annual Susan B. Anthony Festival will be held this Sunday, August 18th from noon to 5 p.m. in the Susan B. Anthony Square Park between Madison and King streets in Rochester to celebrate the 93nd anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. That is the amendment that granted women …

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NE Blackout of 2003

On this day (Aug. 14th) ten ago was the great northeast blackout. The blackout started in the late afternoon and affected an estimated 45 million people in eight U.S. states and another 10 million people in Ontario. The cause was a software bug in the alarm system at a control room of the FirstEnergy Corporation …

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WDYTYA: Zooey Deschanel

Tonight on Who Do You Think You Are?, Zooey Deschanel  investigates the family story tf an abolitionists in her father’s Quaker family background. Deschanel discovered that her 3th great grandmother, Sarah Pownall, was involved in the underground railroad. While learning about her family, Deschanel visits the Friends (Quaker) Historical Library in Swarthmore, Penn. Back on …

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Another Cemetery in Rush, NY

I have found out that there is a cemetery in the Town of Rush that very few people knew about. It is called the Valley View Cemetery and is on the grounds of the School of Industry. There were only 13 boys buried there between 1903 and 1940. All graves are marked with tombstones. The …

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Top Songs of 1963; #15

The next song to hit the top of the record charts in 1963 was by 13 year old  “Little” Stevie Wonder. Fingertips, Part 2″ was considered the “B” of the single. It was a live recording from a June 1962 revue at the Regal Theater in Chicago, Illinois. Part 2 starts with “Everybody say ‘yeah!’” …

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