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July 31, 2018
Festival, parade celebrate Puerto Rican culture
Festival, parade celebrate Puerto Rican culture

The 49th-annual Rochester Puerto Rican Festival was held July 27-29 at Frontier Field’s VIP lot. 

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July 16, 2018
Children's pageant returns to Rochester
Children's pageant returns to Rochester

Girls from ages 2 to 7 competed in the Nuestra Belleza Infantil de Rochester pageant July 15 at the Diplomat Party House. 

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June 12, 2018
Rochester Hispanic Youth Baseball League kicked off 23rd season
Rochester Hispanic Youth Baseball League kicked off 23rd season

The Rochester Hispanic Youth Baseball League kicked off its 23rd season June 2 with an opening day parade, which started on Clinton Avenue in Rochester and ended at Don Samuel Torres Park.

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May 24, 2018
The Father Laurence Tracy Health and Wellness Center opens
The Father Laurence Tracy Health and Wellness Center opens

A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the newly established Father Laurence Tracy Wellness Center took place May 20 in Rochester. 

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May 14, 2018
Rally for Latinas focuses on the power of kindness
Rally for Latinas focuses on the power of kindness

The 16th-annual “Soy Única! Soy Latina!” rally took place April 28 at Monroe Community College in Brighton.

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March 26, 2018
Thousands gather in Rochester for March for Our Lives protest
Thousands gather in Rochester for March for Our Lives protest
February 14, 2018
Three Kings offer gifts at fiesta
Three Kings offer gifts at fiesta

More than 100 children received gifts during a post-Christmas celebration last month.

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January 23, 2018
Mass celebrates Our Lady of Altagracia
Mass celebrates Our Lady of Altagracia

The annual Mass honoring Our Lady of Altagracia, protectoress of the Dominican Republic, was held Jan. 22 at Rochester’s St. Michael Church.

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December 17, 2017
Our Lady of Guadalupe celebrated with Mass
Our Lady of Guadalupe celebrated with Mass

A bilingual Mass Dec. 12 at St. Joseph Parish in Penfield celebrated the feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe, patroness of the Americas.

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December 12, 2017
Parranda event raises funds for hurricane relief efforts
Parranda event raises funds for hurricane relief efforts

Jovino González said the tradition of parrandas — akin to caroling from house to house — remains strong in his native Puerto Rico, especially in the countryside, and will continue even as the island recovers from Hurricane Maria.

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