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Rochester Rhinos, Rochester

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Mother's Day at GCVM

Genesee Country Village & Museum

Here are some family-friendly places to take mom on Mother's Day in the Greater Rochester area. Enjoy spending time together and let mom have a relaxing day. more »

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This author of over 20 books is also a wife, mother, grandmother, Newbery Medal winner, international traveler, and sports fan. Fortunately for us, she settled in the Rochester area so we can call her our own. Welcome, Linda Sue Park! more »

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Has your teen's head been in the clouds lately? Maybe it's spring fever. Although, if your son or daughter is graduating from high school in June, it's probably the more serious condition called "senioritis." more »

Ages 12-17: Teens and Tweens

April is National Poetry Month, the perfect time to try a novel-in-verse. These books, which read like stories rather than poems, are formatted in free verse style and are great for reluctant readers. more »

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Everyone loves a deal, and these local restaurants offer great fare with specials and extras that will give you the biggest bang for your buck. Check out our picks. more »

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One of my children's favorite spring and summer pleasures is waking up to birds serenading them in the morning. Birds bring your yard to life. Now, it's easier than ever to attract more birds to your yard. more »

Seasonal Activities


Ellison Park, Rochester

Feeling that spring fever right about now? If weather permits, fill a backpack with nutritious snacks and head for one of the area’s beautiful parks or trails. Close in proximity, take on a short hike or spend the entire day with a picnic lunch. more »


What were homes in Rochester like years ago? Many well-known homes have been preserved and are available for you and your family and friends to tour. Dating back to the early 20th Century, these homes depict how people lived. more »

All Year

With the current emphasis on STEM in many schools, a science-based camp could be just the thing. A STEM-based summer camp can be a great way to continue learning outside of the classroom, ignite a new passionate or build on something from the school more »


Spring is right around the corner so now is the perfect time to get in on a CSA (community supported agriculture). Below are ten tips for finding, joining and getting the most out of a CSA. more »

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