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August 15, 2017
Anticipation mounts for Geva Theatre musical ‘In the Heights’
Anticipation mounts for Geva Theatre musical ‘In the Heights’

EMC photo by John Haeger

Anticipation is building locally for Geva Theatre Center’s season-opening musical production of "In the Heights," which focuses on a tight-knit Latino community.

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By Annette Jiménez/EMC
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August 15, 2017
Festival, parade showcase Puerto Rican heritage
Festival, parade showcase Puerto Rican heritage

 Adam Camson and Danielle Fleissig awoke July 29 to the sounds of Latin music in their downtown neighborhood.

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By Annette Jiménez/EMC
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August 15, 2017
Storytelling helps Latino seniors preserve culture, memories
Storytelling helps Latino seniors preserve culture, memories

Minerva Morales was one of the members of Centro de Oro who shared reflections on their native countries, childhoods and other reminisces during a July 6 presentation at Rochester Broadway Theatre League’s Floreano Conference Center at the Auditorium Theatre. 

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By Annette Jiménez/EMC
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June 14, 2017
Green thumbs gather to learn more about community gardening
Green thumbs gather to learn more about community gardening

City gardeners lacked a sense of being part of a larger community for many years, according to organizers of the second-annual Urban Agriculture Conference.

 
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By Annette Jiménez/EMC
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May 16, 2017
Ibero rolls out new language and cultural-training program
Ibero rolls out new language and cultural-training program

Ibero-American Action League will begin offering Spanish-language classes this month.

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By Annette Jiménez/EMC
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March 20, 2017
City's resurgence offers lessons for Rochester
City's resurgence offers lessons for Rochester

Detroit's resurgence following its 2013 bankruptcy offers valuable lessons for cities like Rochester, city and community leaders say.

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By Annette Jiménez/EMC
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February 15, 2017
Professors analyze Trump presidency
Professors analyze Trump presidency

Two local college professors are drawing parallels between the early days of Donald Trump's presidency and the regimes of populist leaders from which they say many Latin American countries have been moving away.

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By Annette Jiménez/EMC
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February 15, 2017
Appeal helps ministries aid those in crisis
Appeal helps ministries aid those in crisis

Erica King calls the Community Resource Services program the "triage point" for people turning to Catholic Family Center for assistance.

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By Annette Jiménez/EMC
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January 17, 2017
Appeal ads food, clothing ministry
Appeal ads food, clothing ministry

Gloves are a necessity for Rochester's cold and snowy winters, and with help from the Catholic Courier/Catholic Charities Christmas Appeal, dozens of people on the city's west side will have new pairs so they can keep warm.

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By Gina Capellazzi/Catholic Courier
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December 14, 2016
Ministry has clothed the poor for 25 years
Ministry has clothed the poor for 25 years

For more than 25 years, Matthew's Closet has been following the Gospel call to clothe those in need, keeping the ministry alive even after going bankrupt more than a decade ago.

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By Annette Jiménez/EMC
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