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Meet Champ!

Meet Champ!

Poor Champ has been at Lollypop Farm more than once in his life, most recently because his owner could no longer afford to care for him. He is an 11-year-old Chow Chow mix who will stick to you like Velcro - he loves being around his owner. He likes back scratches and chin rubs, and will gladly keep you company any night of the week! He has a great smile, too. Lollypop Farm recommends Champ go to a home with kids age 10 or older, and he needs to meet any dogs already in the home. Lollypop Farm is celebrating Spring Break with 25% off adoption fees on all cats and dogs through Saturday the 19th. Champ is also eligible for the Seniors-for-Seniors program so approved adopters age 60 or older can bring him home for free. To find out more about Champ, call 223-1330 or visit him at Lollypop Farm at 99 Victor Rd., Fairport 14450. Lex, our "Friday's Friend" from last week, is still available! 

Man charged with stealing scrap metal from Gates business

A Rochester man is facing charges after police say he stole a brake rotor and scrap metal from a business in Gates.

James A. Burts Jr., 63, of Rochester, is charged with petit larceny. 

Police say Burts stole a brake rotor and scrap metal from the back of a business on Buffalo Road on April 16.

Burts was taken into custody and issued an appearance ticket to appear in Gates Town Court on May 6.

Eastside, westside mobile DMV units closed Friday

The mobile DMV units in Gates and Perinton will be closed on Friday, April 17. The closure is due to scheduled closings at both town halls for Good Friday.

The Metro Mobile Unit in Rochester will be open at its location in the City Place Building from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  and Monroe County Auto License Bureau locations in Greece, Henrietta and Irondequoit will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for regular service.   

Spring and summer brush pick up in Churchville

The Village of Churchville will begin weekly brush pick up on Monday, April 21 and continue every Monday through the month of May.

Starting on Monday, June 2, the village will pick brush up on the first and third Monday of the month for the remainder of the season.

Residents are asked to have limbs neatly piled no sooner than 48 hours prior to pick up with limbs parallel to the curb. Nothing larger than eight inches in diameter will be accepted.

If you have large brush piles, please call the DPW at 293-3366 to arrange for other alternatives.

"Take Pride in Gates" Earth Day Celebration

The Town of Gates will "Take Pride in Gates" by celebrating Earth Day on Saturday, April 26 by conducting a cleanup of selected streets of the town beginning at 9:30 AM.

Volunteers will be cleaning up Lightwood Lane, Vendome Drive South and Midway Drive. 

For more information, click here

14th Annual Westside Ecumenical Benefit Concert

Choirs from churches in the Gates and Chili areas come together to present a concert to benefit Aurora House –a two-bed hospice home located in Spencerport. The concert will be held on Sunday, May 18 at 7 p.m.

Each choir will present a song and then the combined men's, women's and combined choirs will perform.

A free will offering will be accepted.

“God’s Comic” Brad Stine to deliver holy hilarity and more at Roberts Wesleyan College

Christian comedian, Brad Stine will serve up an intense evening of side-splitting laughter, rants and musings on Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 7 p.m. at Roberts Wesleyan College’s Cultural Life Center.

The event, sponsored by Climbing For Christ, will celebrate the international ministry’s 10th anniversary and is a Climbing For Christ fundraiser to support the non-profit’s ongoing mission work in 15 countries.

Tickets are $30 for Artist’s Circle seating, $25 general admission, and $20 for students and are on sale online at www.roberts.edu/clc or by calling the college’s Box Office at 585-594-6008 or 1-888- 222-1048.