Contributors

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  1. Audrey Kramer, South Wedge/Highland Park — Noodles, Movies, and More
  2. Claudia Burcke, Charlotte — We Love to Give
  3. Tori DiPietro / Black Button Distilling — You Can Find Your Kind
  4. Deena Lipomi, Brighton — Lit & Libraries
  5. Mike Kraus, Historic Four Corners of Penfield — History and High Falls
  6. Jorge Degro, West Irondequoit — Plenty to Do, Inside and Outside Alike
  7. Ray Griswold, Penfield — From Finger-Lakes Fishing to Foreign Films
  8. Colleen Murray, Highland Park neighborhood — A Festival Every (Summer) Weekend
  9. Darcy Dorwart, Brighton — Wegmans and Much More
  10. Connie Murray, Highland Park neighborhood — It’s Just the Right Size
  11. Kira Barnes, 19th Ward — Beer Garden; Beer, Garden
  12. Judy, Park Ave./East Ave. area — Music, Mansions, Magnolias
  13. Kate G., Victor — It’s My Hometown
  14. Laura Wilder, Highland Park neighborhood / Laura Wilder Period Style Artwork — No Scary Weather!
  15. Stephanie Rankin, 14621 neighborhood / Rochester Brainery — So Much Here, So Much Nearby
  16. Danielle Raymo, Neighborhood of the Arts / Rochester Brainery — The People … and Lazy Saturdays, Too
  17. KaeLyn Rich, Swillburg neighborhood, City of Rochester — Our LGBTQ+ Communities … and Abyssinia
  18. Linda Girvin, Corn Hill neighborhood — Location, Location, Location
  19. Plymouth-Exchange Neighborhood Association — You Can Walk Alongside History
  20. Jeanette Perez Colby, Greece — Indoor Music, Outdoor Walks
  21. Sue Freeman, Fairport / Footprint Press — Tons of Trails
  22. Neka, Beechwood neighborhood — A History of LGBTQIA Activism
  23. Doreen Scanlan, Rochester — Everything is Close By
  24. Jarrad Ackert, Greece — There Actually is a Lot to Do
  25. Deb Zakrzewski, South Wedge / Zak’s Avenue — What’s Not to Love?
  26. Andrea Parros, Park Avenue neighborhood / The Red Fern — Support for Artists and Entrepreneurs
  27. Matt Cole, Livonia / Havana Cabana — Geva is a Treasure
  28. Beth Adams Pitoniak, Penfield / WXXI — Park Avenue: The Homes, People, and Pets
  29. Lynne C., former Brighton resident — A Cup of Java at Java’s
  30. Lynn Neville, Brighton — We Have a Lot to Show Visitors
  31. Jay Rowe, North Winton Village / Rochester Greenovation — A Strong Cultural Heritage
  32. Rev. Mary Ramerman, Rochester / Spiritus Christi Church — The Perfect Location for … Everything
  33. John Sullivan, North Winton neighborhood / With My Two Hands — People, Community, Diversity
  34. Christine Barry / City Dweller, Artist, Geek — The Lake, the Bay, the River
  35. Michele Kurpisz, Gates / Artist — Green Space, Makerspace
  36. Stefani Tadio, Fairport / Rochester Artisans — A Supportive Community of Artists
  37. Kathy Verzillo, Penfield / Craft Company No. 6 — Fireflies and Friendly Neighbors on Park Ave.
  38. Chris Clemens, Rochester / Exploring Upstate — Activists and Abolitionists
  39. Meredith Gaylo, Highland neighborhood — Mount Hope Cemetery
  40. Danielle Wieland / Stacy K Floral, Park Avenue neighborhood — A Big Little City
  41. Alison Spath, 19th Ward / Mama’s Weeds — Plenty of Offerings for Healthy Living
  42. Debbie Adams, South Wedge — 19th Ward to the South Wedge
  43. Jake Massey, 19th Ward; Rachael Hetzel, Culver-Merchants neighborhood / Pistachio Press — Why Live Anywhere Else?
  44. Kerry S., Rochester / Roc the Barre — Lilac Festival in the Spring, Marge’s in the Summer
  45. Jordan Betts, Brighton / Mint. Salon — Friendly, Supportive People
  46. Maria Thomas Fisher, Upper Mount Hope neighborhood — People Who Make a Difference
  47. Doreen Scanlan-Joyner, Rochester — We’re Not Far from Anything
  48. Erin Perrotta, Winton-Browncroft neighborhood / Lori & Erin Photography — It’s All in Our Backyard
  49. Jenn Kelly, PhD, RYT, Penfield / Rochester Community Yoga — Big-City Fun, Small-City Commute
  50. Suthida Fon Sakulsurarat, Cobbs Hill neighborhood / Fahsye — A Second Place to Call Home
  51. Cordell Cordaro, Greece / Artist — Support for Art, Support for Small Business
  52. @lsanford on Twitter — Local Theatre and Choral Groups
  53. Elizabeth Kane — The People
  54. Emily Fazio, Rochester / Merrypad — The Change in Seasons and the Flowering Trees
  55. Jeannie, California — Downtown and Dinosaur
  56. Laura Kammermeier, Honeoye Falls / Nature Travel Network — Not Too Big, Not Too Small
  57. Sarah Kohl, Irondequoit — The Sense of Community
  58. Elizabeth Falk, Conesus Lake / Elizabeth Falk Books — It Will Always Be Home
  59. Laurie Berry, East Irondequoit / The Upstate Stylista — So Many Creative and Talented People
  60. Morgan DeLapa, Gates / Treasure Trove Vintage — Parks, Park Ave., and More
  61. Matt Rogers, Henrietta / Transit Apparel — Historical Landmarks and Hidden Gems
  62. Rebecca Fuss, Rochester / Friends & Foundation of the RPL — Central Library and All It Has to Offer
  63. Emma Jackson, from Charlotte / Geometric Garden — The Art Scene, Abbott’s, and the Beach
  64. Amanda Preske, Cobbs Hill neighborhood / Circuit Breaker Labs — Kayaking on Irondequoit Creek
  65. Susan Peterson, Houghton / Cabbages & Kings Stationery — Many Good Memories
  66. Dave Pollot, East Rochester / Dave Pollot Art — A Great City in So Many Ways
  67. Rachel Cordaro, Rochester / Artist — The Best Place to Live
  68. Rory Van Grol, North Winton Village / Ugly Duck Coffee — From Krudco to Coffee, and More
  69. David Lane DeMarte, Park Avenue neighborhood / David Lane Design — Our City’s Growth — and Its Potential
  70. Nichole Gantshar, Webster / Rochester City Ballet — Rochester City Ballet Performances
  71. David Palmer, Rochester / Rochester City Ballet — Lake Ontario and the Art Scene
  72. Steve Kremer, Chili / Rochester Off Campus Housing — Born and Raised
  73. Alexandros Hatzigiannidis, Irondequoit / Gods N Gladiators — So Many Choices
  74. Jennifer Hinton, West Henrietta / RIT Center for Media, Arts, Games, Interaction and Creativity — There’s Something for Everyone
  75. Keith Moore, the South Wedge / ROC City Hoopdance — Places for Learning, Places for Fun 
  76. Peggy Growney, Brighton / Windsor Cottage — Community and Philanthropy
  77. Patricia Kerper, Park Ave. area / Happenings — The Quality of Life
  78. Brandon Kirshner, Brighton / Congressional candidate — A Rich History, a Promising Future
  79. Nora Doebrich, Irondequoit / Flower City Yoga — Festivals and Fitness
  80. Kayla Carpitella, NOTA / Artist — Summers to Appreciate
  81. Nicole Kazimer, Webster / HelloYogaGirl — History and New Talent
  82. Chandler Moran, Wadsworth Square neighborhood / Broccolo Tree & Lawn Care — The Flower City Lives Up to Its Name 
  83. Leona Piro, Mendon / Act Two Home Staging — Great Suburbs Close to the City
  84. Paul Guglielmo, Brighton / Guglielmo Sauce — The Local Food Scene
  85. “Snoop Junkie”/ Rochester Urban Exploration Squad — Exploring Footprints from the Past
  86. Kayci Nucci, Greece / Rochester Rhinos — There’s Always Something Going On
  87. Maria Victoria Savka, Rochester / Artist — A Community of Hidden Gems
  88. Stephen Rees, NOTA / Relish — Care and Compassion for Neighbors
  89. Diane Smith, Webster — Land of Euchre and Pop Drinkers
  90. Diane Rivoli, Greece — So Many Memories (and Zucchini Soup)
  91. Casey Dunlavey, Fairport — A Strong Sense of Pride
  92. Tony, Brighton / Whole House Carpet Cleaning — Fresh Air and Homegrown Produce
  93. Rebecca Fien, West Irondequoit / Rebecca Natalie Web Design — Always New Treasures to Discover
  94. Bleu Cease, Winton Village / Rochester Contemporary Art Center — RoCo’s Annual 6×6 Exhibition
  95. Kristen Flores-Fratto, Brighton / The Gate House Cafe & Vesta’s Roman Hearth — A Commitment to Art of All Kinds
  96. Jessica Lewis, the 19th Ward / LáLew Public Relations — Small Businesses Can Thrive
  97. Tianna Mañón, Open Mic Rochester — A Deep and Rich History
  98. David Chapus, Rush / The Rochester NY Pizza Blog — A Bounty of Natural Assets
  99. Kara Burden, ABC Streets Neighborhood / All Washed Up Soap Shop — Everything from Mexican Food to Diners