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The Rochester Public Market (Rochester Blog)

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Rochester Public Market Buy Local, Eat Better: The Rochester Public Market During the warmer months in Rochester, the rich farmlands of Western New York are represented in an exciting display of fresh homegrown and handmade products. Open every weekend, the Rochester Public Market features local vendors from around the area selling numerous types of farm-fresh fruits, [...]

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A Different Way to Travel NY State: Cycling the Erie Canal

Erie Canal, Photo by Eric Moll
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Erie Canal Cycling Stress-less Cycling along the Erie Canal The Erie Canal was pretty instrumental in the early economic growth of Rochester, as well as Buffalo and even New York City, but its downfall was rapid once highways showed up to replace it. I-90 actually takes the same basic path as the Erie Canal. It [...]

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Park Ave Art Festival (Rochester Blog)

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Park Ave Art Festival 2011, Review To those who have never visited Rochester, Park Ave may appear to be just another busy street that runs through the city. The restaurants are great and there are a few unique psychic businesses as well, but overall it looks like you’re average city street. Once a year, however, in the [...]

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Best Summer Bars in Rochester (Rochester Blog)

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Best Summer Bars in Rochester Every city has their signature bars and Rochester is no exception. But Rochester’s bars don’t just stop at beer and social nights – theme nights at Rochester bars range from nationally renowned concerts, drinking events, and drinks on the beach. Rochester’s bars are more than just a place to hang [...]

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This Summer’s Party in the Park (Rochester Blog)

Spanish Harlem Orchestra.
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Rochester’s Party in the Park We’re halfway through the 15th annual Party in the Park, a free summer concert series hosted by the city of Rochester which runs for ten consecutive Thursdays from 5-10pm. Or almost free, I should say. Party in the Park has always been free in the past, but this year the [...]

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Best Cheap Eats in Rochester (Rochester Blog)

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Best Cheap Eat Restaurants in Rochester Rochester has always been a great place to eat, no matter what your budget is like, but personally my favorite spots have always been the smaller, lower-priced places that you can always count on for excellent food. Mainly because I prefer the more relaxed atmosphere and the friendly, personal, [...]

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Who Doesn’t Love Cupcakes? The Sugar Mountain Bake Shoppe (Rochester Blog)

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Sugar Mountain Bake Shoppe in Rochester Artisan bakeries are rare gems found in today’s busy, fast-food world. Handcrafted items take time and money that many are hesitant to invest, especially when facing the fact that sometimes these efforts don’t always sell as well as hoped. Many such places can be found in Rochester, but few catch the [...]

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Fantastic Music at the Annual Rochester International Jazz Festival, Review

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Rochester International Jazz Festival, Review There aren’t many cities as big as Rochester that can say that once a year they shut down several streets in the center of downtown and set up huge, multistory tents and stages to celebrate the art of jazz at the Rochester International Jazz Festival (RIJF), which ran this year [...]

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Fourteen Years Later, New Rochester Zen Retreat Center Finally Complete (Rochester Blog)

Ralph Chapin's Daughter Talking About the History of Chapin Mill
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A Look at the Chapin Mill Retreat Center in Rochester This 135-acre piece of land near the town of Batavia, now called Chapin Mill, has been a place of tranquility and sanctuary for hundreds of years. The Native Americans called it “the place of clear running water” for the natural springs found here. It was [...]

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Arts, Food, and Music: A Look at Fairport Canal Days (Rochester Blog)

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Fairport Canal Days The Erie Canal serves as one of the many historical centers for the Rochester area, reminding residents of a once-essential mode for transportation and a national landmark that brings tourists from near and far. Today, it continues to serve as a relaxing place for families to walk, picnic, ride their bikes, or even [...]

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