The Triangle of North Winton Village

The Triangle of North Winton Village  is the North Winton Village neighborhood within Culver, Merchants and East Main.

This growing neighborhood is making a name for itself within the city with its residences, walkability, and businesses. Check out their video to see more:

The next event happening in The Triangle is this weekend. Local artist Shawn Dunwoody is gathering together the neighborhood for another community painting event.

On Saturday and Sunday (11/25-11/26), Dunwoody will be leading the charge on a mural that will be painted on panels to be installed behind Johnny's Pub & Grill.

The Triangle | Facebook

The Triangle | Facebook

For those looking at the weather, the panels will actually be painted INSIDE and then installed outside once completed. The community is encouraged to come out and join in, no artistic talent is required and the event is kid friendly. Check out the Facebook Event Page for updates.

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2017 Holiday Guide: Shop LOCAL!

the Rochesteriat (pictured L>r: Cat Clay, More Fire Glass, Tom Pollard Designs)

the Rochesteriat (pictured L>r: Cat Clay, More Fire Glass, Tom Pollard Designs)

We're last minute shoppers, it's terrible, we know. There's just something about that deadline creeping up that really puts us into action. So this year we're getting ahead and starting our shopping in November (super early, we know)!

We're all about shopping local as much as possible and our city businesses have a lot to offer. So here's a quick guide to do more LOCAL gift giving this year:

Art Gallery/Museum Gifts or Memberships:

Give the gift of Art! For those art lovers in your life peruse the gift shops of local galleries or museums like the George Eastman Museum or the Memorial Art Gallery. They are full of unique treasures you often won't find anywhere else.

Know someone who will want to adore the art itself over and over? Buy a membership so they can keep going back throughout the year. Giving gifts to younger ones? Head to the Rochester Museum & Science Center, The Strong Museum of Play or the Seneca Park Zoo.

For the Home:

The Rochesteriat | Peppermint

The Rochesteriat | Peppermint

Skip the big box stores and head to the small mom n'pop shops. Look for gifts at places like Abode Rochester, Stacy K Floral, AXOM Objects, More Fire Glass Studio and the Hub by Archimage. Even Peppermint and Fahsye have a great selections of local Rochester goodies!

The Gift of Learning:

We're life-long learners, we love to read, take classes and attend events where we'll walk away having learned something and been inspired. Give the gift of knowledge through gift cards and classes from Rochester Brainery, the Creative Workshop at the Memorial Art Gallery, Studio 34 Creative Arts Center & Gallery, Little Button Craft, or the Flower City Arts Center.

Clothing & Things:

Before you head to the mall or Target, stop at Archimage, Peppermint, or Fahsye. Shopping for an active friend? Try Fleet Feet, Rochester Running Co. or Rochester Parkour. And don't forget about stores like Little Button Craft, Zak's Avenue and Parkleigh, you never know what great (and random!) gifts you'll find.

Gift Cards!

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the Rochesteriat

Lastly, as much as we love that super thought-out perfect gift, we're also fans of gift cards! Do you have a favorite place you think your friend or family member needs to try, what better way to get them to go than with a giftcard? The list could be endless: McCann's, TRATA, Rocco, The Owl House, The Red Fern, Bitter Honey, Fiorella, all the Coffee Shops, The Little Theatre, all the theaters, and actually any of the places we've already listed in this post!

Whatever you may be shopping for, give city businesses a chance and shop local.


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The Austrian Cannon Has Returned

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the Rochesteriat

Congratulations to the City of Rochester, the Italian Community of Rochester, the Washington Square Park Community Association,  the Military History Society of Rochester, and all the citizens of our City that made this project a reality.

The Rochesteriat

The Rochesteriat

Up until a year ago, the Austrian Cannon was laying in a City warehouse in a state of decay...and back in August of 2015 the Cannon returned to its post for a brief minute, long enough to capture this picture above. 

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the Rochesteriat

On November 9th, the refurbished Cannon was restored to its original home in the Park just in time to celebrate and honor Veteran's Day, dedicated especially for those that fought and served in World War I. 

The Cannon now has been given new life by the joint efforts of (pictured above from L-R): Chuck Baylis, Mitch Rowe, Carolee Conklin, Elaine Spaull, Christine Ridarsky, Norman Jones, Mario Danielle, and other leaders throughout the community.

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the Rochesteriat

Pictured above is the Cannon as it was tarped early on in the day before the 2pm unveiling and re-dedication ceremony. Turned out to be a beautiful, fall day in the Washington Square Park....

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the Rochesteriat

...leaders pulled back the tarp to unveil the beautifully restored piece...

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the Rochesteriat

the Rochesteriat

the Rochesteriat

The wheels are exact replicas of the original Cannon had (seen above), and in much better condition to honor our Veterans that have fought and served to keep our great Nation free. 


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5 New Places in Rochester That Should be on Your Radar

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the Rochesteriat

Rochester is booming and new places are opening in the city all the time, sometimes it's hard to keep track of it all. Here are some of the recent businesses and places that should be on your radar.

Bitter Honey

The newest establishment to hit Railroad Street is Bitter Honey. In their own words "Simply put, we're a casual neighborhood restaurant serving up elevated and authentic Mexican fare in a family-style setting. In Mexico, meals are a time for sharing good conversation over even better food."

And don't forget the Mezcal.

Find it: Website, Facebook, Instagram, Map

Casks & Cocktails

It might be a little "off the beaten path" but not too far from the corner of South Ave and Woodbury you'll find Casks & Cocktails, located in front of Roc-Euro.

This shop is dedicated to the cocktails - you'll find barware, recipe books, bitters, spirits and everything you need for a tasty drink or to complete (or start) your own home bar set.

Find it: Website, Facebook, Instagram, Map

Fifth Frame Brewing

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the Rochesteriat

New to the St. Paul Quarter is Fifth Frame Brewing. Currently they are serving up coffee beverages and food, soon to be adding beer. While the coffee is not roasted at the shop they do have a warehouse in the city where this happens along with the brewery portion of the business. Stay tuned for later hours, beer, and beer infused with coffee!

Find it: Website, Facebook, Instagram, Map

Spectra at Sibley Square

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Sibley Square continues its renovations with the recent opening of Spectra at Sibley Square. In this mixed-use building, Spectra is the residential side, with studios, one, two, three bedroom floor plans and a ton of amenities. We cannot wait to see what else comes to Sibley's over the next few years (cafes, restaurants, more retail?).

Find it: Website, Facebook, Instragram, Map

The Spirit Room

The Spirit Room, on State Street, is a southern & soul food inspired restaurant & literary lounge. "Taking its historical theming & visual impact from the notorious sisters, Maggie & Kate Fox, The Spirit Room showcases Rochester's literary culture through dynamic poetry readings, book releases & micro-theater while providing beautiful craft cocktails & food in a unique environment."

Find it: Facebook, Instagram, Map

BONUS: Living Roots Wine & Co.

We've been waiting eagerly to hear when Living Roots Wine & Co. would open after spotting a sign outside the vacant space on University Ave a few months ago. Living Roots is Rochester's first urban winery. Husband and Wife team, Colleen and Sebastian, are producing small batch wines with New York State grapes and ones from South Australia (where Sebastian is from). Check it out!

Find it: Website, Facebook, Instagram, Map

What else would you add to the list? Or what is coming soon that Rochester should know about? Let us know in the comments!


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Austrian Cannon Re-Dedication Ceremony

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Finally...the WWI Austrian Cannon that was given to our great City of Rochester on behalf of the Italian Army at a dedication ceremony in June of 1921...is now coming back!

Work that started years ago from a push from the Military History Society's Chuck Baylis, leadership from the Washington Square Park Community Association, and the City of Rochester's Mayor's Office and the Department of Environmental Services including Commissioner Norman Jones, this project has been a full cooperative effort of public and private energies. 

Details:
What: Re-Dedication Ceremony
Where: Washington Square Park, 181 South Clinton Ave
When: Thursday, November 9th, 2017 at 2pm

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