150 years ago, early on the morning of April 27, 1865, thousands of mourners gathered in Rochester to welcome the funeral train of President Abraham Lincoln. Here is a little know chapter of Rochester history. Lincoln had been assassinated 13 days earlier. His body was being taken home to Springfield, Illinois. Rochester City Historian Christine Ridarsky says the train carrying
Rochester, NY (WROC) - It's a celebration of the musical legacy of Rochester. The fourth annual induction ceremony for the Rochester Music Hall of Fame was held Sunday night at the Eastman Theater. Legendary artists such as jazz pianist Gap Mangione were honored. Event organizers say the event covers music of all genres. "We do everything from classical music, to
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC)- There are thousands of Nepalese people living in Rochester and many of them have family members and friends affected by the Earthquake in Nepal. Sunday, many of them organized together to come up with a plan to raise money for the victims of disaster. There are around 8,000 Nepali people living in Rochester, many who came to America
April 27th is the 150th anniversary of President Lincoln's Funeral train passing through Rochester. Thousands gathered to welcome the train at 3:30am. In this Web Extra, Alison Reynolds, the Seward Project Archivist, UR River Campus Libraries, tells the story of the Lincoln assassination plot. Auburn's William Henry Seward, the U.S. Secretary of State, was also attacked but survived.
Canandaigua, NY (WROC) - The Canandaigua Emergency Squad says its seen a drop in volunteers over the past year and needs the public's help. The squad is a community based, volunteer run, ambulance and rescue service that covers 144 square miles of the Finger Lakes region. Volunteer training normally takes about two weeks, and could make all the difference in