Michael Gamilla, longtime program director for the ImageOut film festival, dies at 55

Rochester’s arts and LGBTQ+ communities remember Gamilla as a dedicated curator of global LGBTQ+ stories.

Sitting in this South Wedge barber’s chair is a trip to a quirky wonderland

South Wedge hairstylist Jennifer Belardino is a friend, a confidante, and sometimes therapist to her clients.

Five chill restaurants for enjoying a meal solo

These spots offer tasty meals and a peaceful escape.

How do a couple of chefs express love? With food, of course.

Food is the love language of chef couple Lizzie Clapp and Dan Martello, whose friends and family benefit from their culinary skills and love of entertaining.

Three spicy dishes that’ll get you hot — and where to find them

Take a global journey with three local dishes that will satisfy the heat-seeker in all of us.

CITY Visits . . . The Polar Plunge

We asked Polar Plungers how they braved their unseasonal dip in the icy waters of Lake Ontario.

Meet ‘Wildlife Bill,’ a superhero to animals

Wildlife rehabber Bill Bellman figures he cares for 500 sick or injured wild animals a year out of his Greece home.

28 Reasons we love Rochester — one for every day of the Month of Love

From being a refuge for refugees to our music scene punching above its weight, there's plenty to love about Rochester.

CITY Visits . . . Dinkers Pickleball

Everyone and their mother, er, grandmother, seems to be playing pickleball.

He fell from a plane as a baby — and lived to tell about it.

Brighton's Paul Vick became the youngest sole survivor of a plane crash in January 1947.

We asked these bar patrons for their best New Year's Day hangover cures

CITY visits... Rochester's most popular downtown bars.

Champagne(ish) tastes: 7 sparkling cocktails for New Year's revelry

Rochester mixologists spill the secrets to their favorite bubbly-based drinks to float you through the holidays.

Rochester's 'Naughtiest and Nicest' of 2022

Santa Claus has made a list of who's been naughty and nice. We checked it twice.

Kwanzaa Time: What to know and how to celebrate

Know about the seven principles of Kwanzaa and how to celebrate.

Wanna have Christmas dinner out? These restaurants are open.

These restaurants are open Christmas Eve or Christmas Day or both.


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