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Pound the Ground for Vets 10K/5K/Walk – September 6

Hit the ground running to support the Veterans Outreach Center! Now in it's 6th year, Pound the Ground offers challenging courses through the beautiful country side of Monroe County's Mendon Ponds Park. Click here for more information.

Light the Night Walk - September 19th

MCC Brighton Campus; 7:30p. Thanks to our generous community, we are making a real impact in the lives of people with cancer, their families and caregivers. We are on the threshold of amazing breakthroughs. Funds raised through the Light The Night Walks help accelerate miraculous new treatments and healing therapies once thought impossible. Funds also support patient aid and services for the over 5,000 local patients and their families we serve. Cures today. Not someday. That's the goal. And you are at the heart of it. Click here for more information.

The Community Foundation - Your Help is Needed!

150px-Community-Foundation.PNGRecent flooding has caused significant damage in our area. Click here to find out how you can help!

Foodlink - Donate Now!


We’re helping out the Yates County community alongside Foodlink and local food pantry Food for the Needy (in Penn Yan). Join us in helping out by donating online.

Student Leader Scholarship 2014

150px-Student-Leader-Scholarship.pngClick here to download the entry form and eligibility requirements for the Student Leader Scholarship, presented by WROC 8 and Advantage Federal Credit Union.

Seneca White Deer

150px-SWD-logo.pngThe former Seneca Army Depot is sealed behind 24 miles of fencing in Seneca County, New York. The Depot, now a quiet, tranquil place giving way to ecological succession, is celebrated for supporting the largest herd of white deer (a recessive form of white-tailed deer) in the world. Click here to learn more.

Scholastic Arts Spotlight

Scholastic-Arts-Logo-small.pngThe Scholastic Arts Spotlight Award program recognizes outstanding high school juniors and seniors in music, visual arts, dance, and theater in the Greater Rochester Area.  This program spotlights students? accomplishments and talent in an exclusive WROC Channel 8 television campaign,  highlighted by news features and a follow up on-air promo.  Each student featured also receives a $100 savings account from Canandaigua National Bank and 2 tickets to a play at Geva.  The SAS culminates in a reception for all students featured during the school year, and an award in the form of a sculpture created by a local artist.  The committee selects students that represent the very best not only as practicing artists, but by how their personal actions demonstrate the true value of the arts in our community. Click here for more information and to download the application.

Virtual College Fair

collegefair-250px.pngHeading to college? Check out these great schools right here in New York State! Click here.