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On the Move award recipients named

On the Move award recipients named

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society Upstate New York Chapter has named its On the Move award recipients – those individuals in the community who work the hardest to create a world free of MS through their activism, volunteerism and philanthropy.

The chapter will honor eight people and two groups at the third annual On the Move Luncheon which will be held on March 15 at Locust Hill Country Club in Pittsford.

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Veteran's pop-tab haul helps Ronald McDonald House

Veteran's pop-tab haul helps Ronald McDonald House

  Who would think that little loop of metal you pull off on a pop can could go toward something big? Individually, they might seem like a quick throw-away. But by saving them up, you can help the environment while boosting a worthy cause.

That is what Corky Schweder did. A Vietnam veteran from Webster now at the Canandaigua VA Medical Center, Schweder read about the new Pop Tab program to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities and decided to get on board.

Last week, his collection weighed in at 9.1 pounds, a nice haul that will be added to other donated tabs to be recycled and redeemed for cash at Metalico Rochester, a partner of Ronald McDonald House Charities.

Since the charity began the program last February, it has raised more than $1,500, said Amy Lanciault, administrative assistant for Ronald McDonald House Charities, based locally on Westmoreland Drive in Rochester.

Webster-Fairport Elks Lodge to hold dinner to honor first responders

The Webster-Fairport Elks Lodge is holding a dinner at Carey Lake Restaurant in Macedon on January 31 to honor first responders from local police, fire and ambulance departments.

Each year, the Webster-Fairport Elks Lodge asks local departments in Monroe and Wayne Counties to submit the name(s) of one or more of their personnel who have served their department or community with distinction and/or heroic action.

This year, 31 honorees were selected by their individual departments to attend this dinner and receive an award.

Laurie Klein named 2013 Business Person of the Year

Laurie Klein named 2013 Business Person of the Year

The Webster Chamber of Commerce has selected Laurie Klein, owner of Your Local Phones Books, as the Chamber’s 2013 Business Person of the Year.

The presentation was made at the Chamber’s monthly breakfast meeting and was presented by Barry Howard, President/CEO of the Webster Chamber and Ann Carmody, Chair of the Chamber Board of Directors.

Howard said, “The Webster Chamber and our community are fortunate to have a businessperson of Mrs. Klein’s caliber in our community.  While customer relationships are critical to the success of all businesses, the community relationships and involvement are the elements that brand a business for the long run. Laurie Klein is the kind of businessperson the Chamber envisioned when we began this annual recognition in 2005”.

High wind warning in effect in several NY counties

A high wind warning remains in effect until 4 p.m. Thursday afternoon in several NY counties, including Monroe and Wayne.

Southwest winds are expected between 30 to 40 miles per hour, with gusts up to 60 miles per hour.

As of Thursday morning, 110 customers are without power in Monroe County.

Due to heavy rainfall, a flood watch also remains in effect throughout Thursday afternoon, in Ontario and Wayne County.

Concert of bells honors West Webster Firefighters

A concert of bells was held at the University of Rochester Wednesday night for the West Webster Firefighters...

The concert was a memorial to the two firefighters who lost their lives on Christmas Eve.

A Captain of the West Webster Fire Department and a Warner School student, Nicki Ditch, lead the fireman's bell toll.

All of the songs played in the concert were themed on community support and peaceful activism.

Some of the songs played included “Imagine” by the Beatles and “My Country 'Tis of Thee.”

The concert was sponsored by University of Rochester's Music Department.