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Police looking for man who robbed Irondequoit bank

Police in Irondequoit are looking for the man they say robbed the Key Bank on East Ridge Road Tuesday morning.

Investigators say the suspect passed a note to the teller, demanding money. He was given an undisclosed amount of cash and left the bank.

The suspect is described as 5’9” tall, medium build, wearing a black coat, black pants and a black baseball hate with white lettering “SOX” on the front.

Anyone with information is asked to call 911.

"Love Always" benefit for Irondequoit's Sunset House returns February 8

"Love Always" benefit for Irondequoit's Sunset House returns February 8

The second annual "Love Always" event has been set for 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, February 8 (rain date is February 15), at Sunset House, Irondequoit’s comfort care/hospice home.

The event is an opportunity to celebrate those people in the community love, and at the same time support Sunset House, considered an Irondequoit treasure.

Participants simply purchase a luminary in memory of a loved one (living or deceased) for $10.

Each luminary is personalized with the name of the loved one for whom is was purchased and is displayed on and around the Sunset House grounds at 3746 St. Paul Blvd., Irondequoit, the night of the event.

The evening starts with a remembrance and candle lighting ceremony, but the community may come
at anytime during the two-hour time frame to stroll through the lighted path and enjoy a warm beverage and fellowship.

Free pancakes at IHOP on Tuesday

Free pancakes at IHOP on Tuesday

February 5 is National Pancake Day and that means free pancakes at IHOP restaurants.

It's the eighth year in a row that IHOP have given customers a free short stack in exchange for donations to the Children's Miracle Network. IHOP hopes to raise $3-million this year. All the money donated locally will go to Golisano Children's Hospital.

The free pancakes will be available Tuesday, February 5 from 7 a.m. until 10 p.m. There are IHOP locations in Irondequoit and Henrietta.

Students' colorful, creative designs are used to inspire charitable giving

Students' colorful, creative designs are used to inspire charitable giving

Students in teacher Jessica Spaker’s creative crafts art class at East Irondequoit’s Eastridge High School painted and decorated recycling bin lids for an organization called Kans-4-Kids recently.

Basically, the Kans-4-Kids program is run through a committee of Xerox employees, including Don Miller, who offered her class the project opportunity, Spaker said.

The can lids top 120 collection drums that are placed in various plants around the Xerox Webster campus as well as at Xerox Square in downtown Rochester. The drums are used to collect empty soda and water bottles, which are then taken to a recycling plant.

The five cents raised from recycling each bottle and can then goes into a fund to donate to local charities, from helping children battling cancer to community groups.

Everything's coming up 16 for Emma Youngs: Happy Birthday!

Everything's coming up 16 for Emma Youngs: Happy Birthday!

Why she’s in the news
Emma Y. Youngs, a sophomore at East Irondequoit's Eastridge High School, turned 16 Wednesday, Jan. 16.

“I’d been really looking forward to having this special, ‘unique’ birthday,” she said. “It took a while to get here!”

She celebrated with a family dinner at Irondequoit’s Reunion Inn, after which her mother took her to a store to buy the movie “Sixteen Candles.”

She had her “sweet 16” party with friends January 19, and is also excited to get her driver’s permit, probably in the spring.

Her favorite class subject
“I really like English. I’ve kind of always wanted to be a journalist or write. We recently were assigned a book project — to write about our lives — and I wrote 15 chapters!”

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Winner announced for the Irondequoit Pizza Challenge

The results are in for the best pizza in Irondequoit.

Two Ton Tony's wins the title of “the best pizza shop in town” for the second year in a row.

Local pizza shops got to fight for that title at the Irondequoit Pizza Challenge held at the Summerville Presbyterian Church Saturday afternoon.

Members of the community were able to come out and enjoy pizza from the competing shops and vote on which one they like best.
“It's a great way for us to raise funds for the church, for the mission projects and things that we do for the church, but it's also a great opportunity for the community to come together, some good fun with the different pizzerias in our community and just for everybody to have a great time and have food to eat.” said event coordinator Linda Hayes.