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Friday, March 9, 2018 - 12:49pm

For many years, the Rochester-Monroe County Youth Bureau has worked with the Monroe County Legislature to identify and honor exceptional youth and adults who serve as youth advocates in our community. Once again, County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo, Monroe County Legislature President Dr. Joe Carbone and the entire Legislature Body will honor recipients at our annual Youth Awards ceremony this June. We are accepting nominations for this prestigious award, and the process is easy. Simply follow... read more

Friday, September 1, 2017 - 8:08am


Hello Explorers!

We continue our Explore the Monroe County Parks Series! Today we explore Mendon Ponds Park, the largest Monroe County Park with 2,500 acres of woodlands, ponds, wetlands and glacially created landforms. In 1969, it was named to the National Registry of Natural Landmarks due to its geologic history and presence of significant kames, eskers, and kettles... read more

Monday, August 7, 2017 - 3:12pm

Hello Explorers! 

This is the first of our Explore the Monroe County Parks Series!  Today we will be telling you all about Black Creek Park!  This relatively undeveloped park and its 1,505-acres have many unique features to offer. The park provides opportunities for hiking, soccer, fishing, horseback riding, sledding, and cross country skiing. It also features a playground located near the Pathfinder Shelter and five hiking trails, all of which are excellent settings to view nature... read more

Friday, July 21, 2017 - 5:01pm

Hello, Explorers!  We have a new yummy challenge! Every month we will feature a healthy and easy-to-make recipe brought to us from Finger Lakes Eat Smart New York and Cornell University Cooperative Extension.  

This month we have a great fresh salsa recipe to share with you!  

The ingredients can be found at your local market, store or pantry. And the best part – it’s tomato season so you can get farm-fresh tomatoes along with other healthy produce straight from local farmers.... read more

Friday, June 30, 2017 - 10:56am


In celebration of our Nation’s Independence Day, we have a fun opportunity for you explorers to earn a bonus code!! 

Send us a picture of you, your family and friends celebrating the holiday and we will send you a special 4thof July code! Points earned from your bonus code will bring you closer to earning a free prize! 

There are no restrictions on what type of celebration; a BBQ, fireworks, parade, picnic or whatever activity you choose.  Just show us how much fun you... read more

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 11:32am

Last week we were thrilled to kick-off Explore Monroe in two schools in Monroe County! 

On Monday we stopped by Spencerport Middle School to teach students about all of the exciting events and opportunities available through Explore Monroe.  Then, on Thursday we headed out to the Churchville Chili Middle School where we gave students an online tour of and got to check out their “Garden of Saints.” 

This garden is cared for by students and members of the... read more

Friday, June 9, 2017 - 2:30pm

Welcome to Explore Monroe!

Thank you for joining fellow explorers from across Monroe County in our great new program. Through this fun opportunity, I hope each and every one of you learn more about all that our community has to offer. Every new experience is sure to open your eyes to what makes Monroe County such a great place to live!

Best of Luck Exploring... read more


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