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Why I love my hometown...and sometimes why I do not
The former main printing press room for the Democrat and Chronicle. Imagine the calamity of sound and movement when they were still running!

The former main printing press room for the Democrat and Chronicle. Imagine the calamity of sound and movement when they were still running!

Cure
The food is great, location unique, and cocktails to die for. It’s not located in the East End, but who cares! Best Bar in Rochester.

Cure

The food is great, location unique, and cocktails to die for. It’s not located in the East End, but who cares! Best Bar in Rochester.

WALL\THERAPY
Started just two years ago, this year’s included 30 artists from around the globe painting over 40 works during the week long event. By far one of my favorite new things about Rochester.

WALL\THERAPY

Started just two years ago, this year’s included 30 artists from around the globe painting over 40 works during the week long event. By far one of my favorite new things about Rochester.

Orange Glory Cafe

Staple of the East End lunch crowd. Their bright orange interior inside the Little Theatre produces delectable vegan, vegetarian, and carnivore sandwiches and treats for all to enjoy. Plus, where else can you get a giant bowl of homemade soup for $4?

Photo by Christopher Brandt

Orange Glory Cafe

Staple of the East End lunch crowd. Their bright orange interior inside the Little Theatre produces delectable vegan, vegetarian, and carnivore sandwiches and treats for all to enjoy. Plus, where else can you get a giant bowl of homemade soup for $4?

Photo by Christopher Brandt

Writers and Books

Begun as “The Book Bus” in 1974, they moved into their prestigious University Avenue location, a Claude Bragdon designed police station, in 1985. They have become our literary center. This holiday weekend they paid homage to their building’s creator with an interpretation o his famous Festival of Sound and Light.

Photo by Christopher Brandt

Writers and Books

Begun as “The Book Bus” in 1974, they moved into their prestigious University Avenue location, a Claude Bragdon designed police station, in 1985. They have become our literary center. This holiday weekend they paid homage to their building’s creator with an interpretation o his famous Festival of Sound and Light.

Photo by Christopher Brandt

Walkins Glen State ParkAt the southern tip of Seneca Lake, Glen Creek descends over 400’ in just two miles creating 19 waterfalls. Did I mention you get to walk along and under some of these falls?

Walkins Glen State Park

At the southern tip of Seneca Lake, Glen Creek descends over 400’ in just two miles creating 19 waterfalls. Did I mention you get to walk along and under some of these falls?

(Source: shagadelic)

La Casa Restaurant

Begun as a taco stand at the Public Market over 8 years ago, Omar and Mia opened their first full fledged restaurant in February. You truly feel at home and the food cannot be beat.

La Casa Restaurant

Begun as a taco stand at the Public Market over 8 years ago, Omar and Mia opened their first full fledged restaurant in February. You truly feel at home and the food cannot be beat.

Corn Hill Arts Festival

Now in its 45th year, it is one of the largest arts festivals in the region. Plus who doesn’t love walking through the oldest residential neighborhood in the city? Don’t miss it, July 13-14!

Corn Hill Arts Festival

Now in its 45th year, it is one of the largest arts festivals in the region. Plus who doesn’t love walking through the oldest residential neighborhood in the city? Don’t miss it, July 13-14!

Rochester Real Beer Week
In its second annual celebration this week of our great local brews and crafts brews from around the world. If you have not headed out to one of the events yet, do so.

Rochester Real Beer Week

In its second annual celebration this week of our great local brews and crafts brews from around the world. If you have not headed out to one of the events yet, do so.

The Wilder Building

Built over a series of years in the 1880s. Both Mr. Wilder and Mr. Powers hired A.J. Warner to design the tallest building in Rochester. After a series of additional stories, Mr Powers finally won the race.

Photo by Christopher M Brandt

The Wilder Building

Built over a series of years in the 1880s. Both Mr. Wilder and Mr. Powers hired A.J. Warner to design the tallest building in Rochester. After a series of additional stories, Mr Powers finally won the race.

Photo by Christopher M Brandt