Susan Henninger

Sue Henninger is a monthly contributor to Rochester & Genesee Valley Parent who enjoys writing about the unique people, places, and events that can be found in the Finger Lakes region. Contact her at

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Kids aren’t the only ones who get cabin fever. As the mother of three active boys, girlfriend getaways are not a luxury for me — they are a necessity. Read more

She Rocs

Children squeal with excitement as one trots out of the woods. Adults beam when they spot a small group grazing peacefully by Route 96A a few miles south of Geneva. Read more

Frolicking and fun in the Finger Lakes for adults! Read more

Spring and summer are the perfect time for families to hit the road and leave all of their responsibilities (and devices) behind! These day trip suggestions will take you to three different types of land conservation areas, Read more


Nothing beats a spring or summer road trip! Sunny days are perfect to head west toward Buffalo and check out two of these great park discoveries. Read more


Choosing Community College

Images courtesy of Monroe Community College

Both President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden have publicly recognized the value of community colleges for young people. Why it may be a great choice for your child. Read more


Honoring Black History


Two well-known Rochesterians have generously shared their perspectives on the significance of black history for all Americans. Read more


It all began when my kids were very young. Whenever we’d pass someone standing by the bright red kettle, I’d give the boys some coins to deposit. The older they got, the more I’d tell them about why I thought it was important for us to do this. Read more


In Alex Gino’s book George, the main character is a transgender fourth grade girl named Melissa who the rest of the world sees as a boy named George. Dr. Barbara Jean Douglass has some valuable advice about how to talk about gender with kids, Read more


The wide variety of trees in the Finger Lakes are beginning to change color and soon locals, students, and tourists will be offered the opportunity to experience the beauty of the area firsthand. .... Read more


The lazy days of summer have slipped away and families are back in their fall routines. Luckily, this doesn’t have to mean an end to playtime for kids! Read more


The Village of Waterloo, in the heart of the Finger Lakes region, is known far and wide as the “Birthplace of Memorial Day,” Patriotic Waterloo has even made it into the Guinness Book of World Records. Read more


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 Read more


Dec 9 - 11: Who doesn’t love a holiday movie, especially one that’s chock full of life lessons and memorable characters? For 70 years, Frank Capra’s, It’s a Wonderful Life (1946), has been a seasonal staple for countless generations of family members Read more


The Dairy Cow Birthing Center is an interactive exhibit at the New York State Fair where visitors of all ages can get up close and personal with area dairy farmers and their cows. Six New York State farms share both the birthing process and more. Read more


When most people think of camping they imagine roughing it – sleeping on the ground and braving the lack of facilities. But a new trend has entered into the market and we're excited – Glamping has arrived in the Finger Lakes Region. Read more


Visit the FL Museum Trail

National Soaring Museum, Elmira

Traversing the Trail gives families the opportunity to explore the natural beauty and interesting geography of the Finger Lakes Region in ways they might not have before. “It’s a great way to shake off the winter we’ve had!” Read more


Good Life Farm as a perennial-based, certified organic farm that offers a full-diet CSA Some foods they grow or raise themselves. What makes Good Life Farm unique is that their farming is done entirely with horses. Read more


​We all think we know the true Thanksgiving story. But do we really? "Probably not," says Perry Ground, Turtle Clan (Onondaga Nation) member, cultural educator, and professional Native American storyteller. Read more

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ROC Summer Theatre Experience 2020



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