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Saturday, May 11, 2013
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Columnist Shannon Crepeau tells how a non-baseball fan became part of a Tiger Opening Day tradition.
Monday, April 1, 2013
Tell us what you think of this local business by leaving a review on their Patch directory listing.
The Rochester Patch directory is filled with objective information about hundreds of local businesses, but there's also room for you to tell your neighbors – and the businesses – what you think about their services and products. Today, we're asking customers of Dessert Oasis in downtown Rochester to share a review. You'd be surprised how interested others are in what you have to say. So click the link and tell us what you think!
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Which of these designs do you like best? Tell us in comments.
Three Patch readers submitted entries for our PEEPS creation contest. Using the marshmallow candies, they made "5 Golden Peeps", "Peeps on the Virgina Beach Boardwalk" and "Peeps on the Farm". Two of the Patch users have a chance to win a Prize Pack worth $25. It includes a PEEPS® Plush Chick Basket valued at $15 and an electronic gift card valued at $10 from PEEPS and COMPANY®. Use the comments section to vote once for your favorite Patch entry. The two with the most votes will each win a prize pack. Voting ends at 12 p.m. EST on March 30. Which of the three entries is your favorite? Vote once in the comments below for "5 Golden Peeps", "Peeps on the Virgina Beach Boardwalk" or "Peeps on the Farm".
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
If you've got a creative streak and a passion for PEEPs, enter Patch's Easter PEEPs contest for a chance to win a prize package.
Editor's note: This contest is now closed. PEEPS, those famously delicious and delightful marshmallow candies, aren't just for eating anymore. These days, crafty PEEPs creations are all the rage. You can find them on display on Pinterest. And transformed into everything from the White House front lawn, to re-creations of children’s books, historical settings and other unusual situations. Think you can invent something fun with PEEPS? Now's the time to show us! Enter Patch's Easter PEEPs photo contest. Here's how: Read the complete contest rules here.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
"People don't pick up after their dogs,' one new Rochester puppy owner observed. Our readers agreed with her — and offered up a few solutions to the problem.
We recently re-posted a note from a Rochester Patch reader: "I recently got a new puppy and while walking her around town I noticed just how many people don't pick up after their dogs," the reader wrote. "Now, don't get me wrong, I've definitely been caught without a bag and I know no one is perfect but it is just a mess out there! So I wondered if you might just offer a friendly reminder to dog walkers to do their best to try to pick up after them? We have such a pretty city with great paths and sidewalks - not to mention lots of nice, new trash cans - that I think we could all make an effort to keep it that way!" Patch readers immediately agreed with the writer — and offered their opinions on the problem, both in the comments on the …
Friday, March 15, 2013
A Rochester Patch reader writes in with a complaint — and a friendly reminder.
We received a note from a Rochester Patch reader that seemed appropriate to share. "I recently got a new puppy and while walking her around town I noticed just how many people don't pick up after their dogs," the reader writes. "Now, don't get me wrong, I've definitely been caught without a bag and I know no one is perfect but it is just a mess out there! So I wondered if you might just offer a friendly reminder to dog walkers to do their best to try to pick up after them? "We have such a pretty city with great paths and sidewalks - not to mention lots of nice, new trash cans - that I think we could all make an effort to keep it that way!" What do you think? Has this been your observation around town, too?
Thursday, March 14, 2013
"In my opinion, also shared by a few other faculty, this is simply a marketing move that is deceptive, trying to be in name what we are not with integrity," Craig Bowman writes.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Patch readers sound off after the American Civil Liberties Union objected to the invocation of Jesus' name during the governmental gathering. Leave a comment to share your thoughts!
The American Civil Liberties Union recently objected to the invocation of Jesus' name during a prayer before an Oakland Township Board meeting, touching off a flurry of impassioned responses from Patch readers. Some cited the ACLU's letter of objection as evidence of moral decay in the United States, while others argued the prayer's wording violated the tenet of separation of church and state. A YouTube video of the Nov. 27 meeting shows Trustee Judy Keyes delivering the prayer, in which she stated, "We ask that you guide us Lord to search for what is right, what is good and to always seek the truth. We ask for your blessings on everybody in this room and all of Oakland Township. In Jesus’ name I pray – amen.” Here's a sampling of the …
Saturday, March 2, 2013
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