News Room News releases from the City are listed here in chronological order, starting with the most recent release. Releases can be searched by topic or date. Releases reflect current events at the time they were published. Some information may have changed. Results RSS Feed February 27, 2017 News Release - Rochester Public Library Named Top Innovator: Feb. 27, 2016 (Monday, Feb. 27, 2017) – Mayor Lovely A. Warren today announced that the Rochester Public Library (RPL) was named one of 10 Top Innovators during the 2016 Urban Libraries Council (ULC) Annual Forum Awards Ceremony last fall in Kansas City. The Rochester Public Library’s “Reimagining Business Reference in a Mid-Sized City” was selected from nearly 300 submissions in 10 categories that demonstrate the value and impact of public library service. RPL won in the category of Workforce and Economic Development. Categories: Business Assistance, Education, and Library February 24, 2017 News Release - Mayor Warren Announces Rochester MusicFest will return to Genesee Valley Park Mayor Lovely A. Warren today announced that the City’s popular weekend-long music event, SummerFest, will return to its original name, MusicFest, and move back to Genesee Valley Park, on July 14-15, 2017. Categories: Things To Do News Release - Public Meeting for Mar. 6, 2017 (Friday, February 24, 2017) - The following public meeting is scheduled for March 6, 2017. Categories: Boards & Commissions February 21, 2017 News Release -- City Council Approves Updated ‘Sanctuary City’ Resolution (Tuesday, February 21, 2017) – City Council approved a resolution affirming the City of Rochester’s status as a Sanctuary City, Mayor Lovely A. Warren announced this evening. The resolution was submitted earlier this month by Mayor Warren and all nine members of City Council. February 17, 2017 City of Rochester News Release - Mayor Warren Announces Chilly Chili Challenge Winners Mayor Lovely A. Warren and the Ontario Beach Park Program Committee have announced the winners of the 2017 Lakeside Winter Celebration Chilly Chili Challenge. Last Saturday, local chili masters competed for the prestigious designation of having the title “Best Chili in Rochester.” The Chilly Chili Challenge brought out an array of contestants from well-known local restaurants, caterers and food service operators, as well as amateurs. Contestants were judged on recipe creativity as well as presentation. City of Rochester News Release - Youth Invited to Apply for Summer Employment Opportunities Mayor Lovely A. Warren, Monroe County and RochesterWorks! invite youth between the ages of 14 and 20 to apply for the City's Summer of Opportunity Program (SOOP) and the RochesterWorks! Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP). February 16, 2017 News Release - City Closings in Observance of Presidents Day: Feb. 20, 2017 City Hall, Neighborhood Service Centers, R-Centers and other administrative offices will be closed on Monday, Feb. 20 in observance of Presidents Day. February 14, 2017 News Release - “Rediscovering Frederick Douglass” Documentary Makes TV, Library Debut for Black Heritage Month in Rochester (Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017) – Mayor Lovely A. Warren announced today –on Frederick Douglass’ birthday– that the documentary “Rediscovering Frederick Douglass,” will make its broadcast debut on TV during Black Heritage Month on both City 12 TV and WXXI-HD. The program will air at 7 and 10 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 21 on City 12 and at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 28 on WXXI-HD. DVDs are also available for checkout at all City branch libraries. In addition, DVDs are being donated to all Rochester City School District secondary schools. Categories: Historic Rochester, Downtown, and Library February 10, 2017 News Release - Public Meetings for week of Feb 20-24, 2017 (Friday, February 10, 2017) - The following public meetings are scheduled for the week of February 20 through February 24, 2017. Categories: Boards & Commissions News Release - Mayor Warren Invites City Business Owners to Take Advantage of Financial Assistance Programs (Friday, Feb. 10, 2017) – Mayor Lovely Warren is inviting business owners in the city of Rochester to attend an information session to learn how to access the City’s loans, grants and services in order to grow or improve their business. Categories: Business Assistance, Community and Youth Programs, Downtown, and Recreation Centers February 9, 2017 News Release - Public Meeting Cancellation for Feb. 14, 2017 (Thursday, February 9, 2017) - The following public meeting is cancelled: Categories: Boards & Commissions News Release - City Closings in Observance of Lincoln’s Birthday City Hall, Neighborhood Service Centers, R-Centers and other administrative offices will be closed on Monday, Feb. 13 in observance of President Lincoln’s birthday. February 8, 2017 News Release - “They Stepped up to the Plate: Stories of Inspiration from Segregated Baseball” to Air on City 12 TV (Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017) – Mayor Lovely A. Warren is proud to present a special program “They Stepped up to the Plate: Stories of Inspiration from Segregated Baseball,” to be broadcast during Black Heritage Month on City 12 TV. The program will air at 8 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 12 and again at 7 p.m. on Sunday, March 11. Categories: Education, Historic Rochester, and Recreation Centers February 6, 2017 News Release - Ryan R-Center Closed Today The Thomas P. Ryan R-Center will be closed today as a precaution after the Sully Library branch was treated for bed bugs. Categories: Recreation Centers February 3, 2017 News Release - Public Meetings for Feb. 13-17, 2017 (Friday, February 3, 2017) - The following public meetings are scheduled for the week of February 13 through February 17, 2017. Categories: Boards & Commissions 1234567891011121314 2Next > Help us improve our site. Take a short survey about our search engine.