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Meet Panda!

Meet Panda!

Panda is a gentle giant. She's an 8-year-old Australian Cattle Dog mix who did not get taken along when her family moved. She weighs 91 pounds and is one of the sweetest dogs you'll meet. She loves attention from people, but seems lonely at the shelter and is hoping for a new family to come along and bring her home. Lollypop Farm recommends Panda go to a home with kids age 10 or older, and she needs to meet any dogs already in the home. Panda is also eligible for the Seniors-for-Seniors program so approved adopters age 60 or older can bring her home for free! To find out more about Panda, call 223-1330 or visit her at Lollypop Farm at 99 Victor Rd., Fairport 14450. Sparky, our "Friday's Friend" from last week, has been adopted! 

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Camp Good Days founder to be honored in Washington, D.C.

A man who has worked tirelessly to help the community will be honored Friday in Washington, D.C. Gary Mervis will formally receive the FBI Director's Community Leadership Award. Mervis was also honored at a local ceremony held in December 2013.

Mervis is the founder of Camp Good Days and Special Times, which helps children and families affected by cancer. This award is in recognition of his role as chairman of the Project Exile Advisory Board. The group has worked to remove 14,000 illegal guns from the streets of Rochester and Monroe County.
   

Local students start businesses through Youth Entrepreneurs Academy

They are doing much more than setting up lemonade stands. Students in grades six through 12 are writing business plans and competing for startup capital from investors to launch their own businesses.

It's all part of Young Entrepreneurs Academy, which was started in Rochester and now going on in 31 states.

At an event at the U of R, partners Justin Delinois from McQuaid, Chelsea Kuhn from Churchville-Chili and Patrick Dioguardi from Rush-Henrietta high schools have six minutes to convince a panel of investors to provide financial support for  their business, Dioguardi Pens. Patrick learned how to make the pens from his grandpa, who is a wood turner. But you can tell Patrick is a good salesman too as he describes a one-of-a-kind pen made from some very old wood, and another from a Red Wings baseball bat.

Eleven jurors seated for trial of woman accused of supplying guns in Webster tragedy

Eleven jurors have been seated for the trial of the woman accused of buying the guns used to attack and kill firefighters in the 2012 Christmas Eve ambush in West Webster.

Investigators say Dawn Nguyen bought the guns for William Spengler. Officials say he then used them to kill two firefighters and injured two more while they responded to a fire that he set.

Attorneys say finding enough impartial jurors and alternates may be challenging.

If convicted, Nguyen faces up to four years in prison and she still faces federal charges which carry more serious penalties.

Bay Trail Middle School presents "Annie Jr."

Bay Trail Middle School students will present “Annie, Jr.”.

Performances will be at 7 pm Friday, April 4 and Saturday, April 5, and in a matinee at 2 pm, Sunday, April 6 in the Bay Trail auditorium, 1760 Scribner Rd.  

Tickets are $5 and are available at the main office or at the door.

 

 

 

 

Four jurors seated for trial of woman accused of supplying guns in Webster tragedy

Jury selection began Wednesday in the case of Dawn Nguyen. She is the woman accused of buying the guns police say William Spengler used in his 2012 shooting rampage. A total of four firefighters were shot, two of them fatally. Now a jury must decide if she’s guilty of lying to authorities when she bought those guns.

One hundred potential jurors in the case of Dawn Nguyen packed Justice Thomas Moran’s courtroom Wednesday. 

Nguyen is facing one felony count of first-degree falsification of a business record for allegedly buying the guns police say William Spengler used during his 2012 shooting rampage.

Lawyers from both sides did not talk to the media, but News10NBC did talk with local defense attorney, Jon Getz, who is following the case. He says selecting 12 impartial jurors and at least two alternates may be challenging.

Household Hazardous Waste Collection

The Town of Webster has teamed up with the Town of Penfield, Village of Webster and Monroe County to hold an appointment-only household hazardous waste collection.

Appointments will be accepted until April 18. To schedule an appointment, Webster residents should call 872-1443, Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., or go on-line to to schedule an appointment.

This collection is open to all Monroe County residents.

The event will be held from 7:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 26 at the Penfield Department of Public Works.