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March 18, 2020
Rochester bookstore offers cultural books, programs for children
Rochester bookstore offers cultural books, programs for children

Photo by Greg Francis

Colorful paper and sticky hands covered the back table at Hipocampo Children’s Books on South Avenue as kids decorated mini piñatas to take home after story time Dec. 14.

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By Ketsia Rodríguez/EMC
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February 11, 2020
Community aids earthquake relief efforts
Community aids earthquake relief efforts

In response to the numerous earthquakes in Puerto Rico that began disrupting the island on Dec. 28, members of the Latino community in Rochester have come together to gather donations for the island’s residents who were affected.

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By Ketsia Rodríguez/EMC
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February 11, 2020
There’s still time to donate to the 2019-20 Christmas Appeal
There’s still time to donate to the 2019-20 Christmas Appeal

The season of giving doesn’t have to end with the start of the new year.

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By Ketsia Rodríguez/EMC
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December 17, 2019
Latinas Unidas honors four women with Reconocimiento Awards
Latinas Unidas honors four women with Reconocimiento Awards

Four women were honored during Latinas Unidas’ 26th Annual Reconocimiento and Scholarship Awards Luncheon Nov. 18.

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December 17, 2019
Christmas Appeal funds help feed Rochester families at the holidays
Christmas Appeal funds help feed Rochester families at the holidays

Dozens of families in the City of Rochester will be able to prepare holiday feasts this year thanks in part to proceeds from an annual Christmas fundraising campaign.

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November 12, 2019
Annual Christmas Appeal helps individuals meet basic needs
Annual Christmas Appeal helps individuals meet basic needs

Catholic Courier/Catholic Charities Christmas Appeal raises money to help people in need of basic needs like food, shelter, clothing

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By Jennifer Burke/EMC
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October 15, 2019
Latinos encouraged to vote in local ‘off-year’ elections
Latinos encouraged to vote in local ‘off-year’ elections

As the Nov. 5 general election draws near, local Hispanics are being encouraged to get out and exercise their right to vote.

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By Ketsia Rodríguez/EMC
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September 18, 2019
City of Rochester events celebrate Hispanic heritage
City of Rochester events celebrate Hispanic heritage

The City of Rochester is partnering with area organizations to celebrate the positive influence that local Latinos have on the community.

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By Ketsia Rodríguez/EMC
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August 14, 2019
SUNY Geneseo students participate in service trips to Puerto Rico
SUNY Geneseo students participate in service trips to Puerto Rico

SUNY Geneseo is once again partnering with Livingston CARES, a nonprofit humanitarian organization, in planning a service trip to Puerto Rico for its students and faculty.

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By Ketsia Rodríguez/EMC
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August 13, 2019
El Mensajero reporter demonstrates sancocho recipe
El Mensajero reporter demonstrates sancocho recipe

In anticipation of the upcoming fall season, El Mensajero Católico Staff Writer Ketsia Rodríguez created a video demonstrating The Noshery’s recipe for sancocho with a side of tostones*.

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