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Nazareth College students receive prestigious 2014-2015 Fulbright Awards

Nazareth College is proud to announce that the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board has selected three of its students as recipients of the 2014-2015 U.S. Junior Fulbright award.

Teri Bunce, of Spencer is an international studies and history double major with a minor in French. She will teach English in South Korea after she graduates in May. Upon her return, Bunce plans to attend graduate school in the Washington, D.C. area and pursue a career in international relations.

Katelynn Kundrata, of Hamlin, is a graduate student majoring in the School of Education. She will teach English in primary and secondary schools in Malaysia after graduating in May. She plans to continue teaching English upon her return.

Matthew Maloney, of Fairport, is a history and Spanish double major with minors in legal studies and political science. He will travel to Andorra to teach English at Centre de Formació Professional to kids ages 16-18. 

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! 

Spencerport teachers calling for test changes

More than 60 teachers in Spencerport are calling for major changes to the new Common Core learning standards.

The teachers at Cosgrove Middle School have signed a petition, specifically taking issue with this year's third through eighth grade ELA and math tests, calling them "a waste of time and money", adding that they traumatize students and create unnecessary stress in their lives.

The petition was sent to New York State Education Commissioner John King and Governor Andrew Cuomo, calling on them to get rid of the exams or be held accountable for their quality by releasing them to the public for scrutiny.

     

News10NBC will continue to follow this story and bring you any updates as we get them.

Monroe County's westside towns to host Household Hazardous Waste Collection

Monroe County Department of Environmental Services (DES) and the towns of Ogden, Hamlin, Clarkson, Sweden, and Parma, and the villages of Hilton, Brockport and Spencerport will hold an appointment-only Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection at the Ogden Highway Garage on South Union St. in Spencerport on Saturday June 14.

The collection will be from 7:45 a.m. to noon.  Most HHW (paint, flammables and other chemicals from home-use) is safe when used and stored properly. When they become unwanted and are disposed of improperly, these household wastes can become environmental hazards. 

This service is open to all Monroe County residents. To ensure safety and reduce waiting 

Spencerport releases schedule for “Music on the Canal”

On Friday, the Village of Spencerport released the schedule for this year’s “Music on the Canal” concert series.

All concerts will be on Sundays from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 

Schedule:

June 1 – Music Makers BandJune 8 – No concert, Fireman’s CarnivalJune 15 – Don Newcomb BandJune 22 – Driven MemphisJune 29 – Ghost RidersJuly 6  - Chuk DiPizza 78 RPMJuly 13 – Johnny Bauer & great EscapeJuly 20 – Brockport Community Big BandJuly 27 – No concert, Canal DaysAugust 3 – Boones FarmAugust 10 – No concert, German FestAugust 17 – Patrick Hotchkiss – Johnny Matt BandAugust 24 – Smugtown StompersAugust 31 – Gateswingers Big Band

The concerts will be held rain or shine and admission is free.

Adams Basin resident published in Chicken Soup for the Soul

A local woman has been selected as a published author in the new edition of Chicken Soup for the Soul: Living with Alzheimer's and Other Dementias.

Rhonda Penders of  Adams Basin has been selected as a published author in the new edition of Chicken Soup for the Soul: Living with Alzheimer’s & Other Dementias. The book, comprised of essays, stories and poems from people living with Alzheimer’s or another dementia, caregivers and affected friends and family members, will help raise awareness of the Alzheimer’s epidemic and comfort those affected by it.

For more than 20 years, Chicken Soup for the Soul has published inspirational books with extraordinary stories. 

Spencerport Board meeting scheduled for April 22

The Spencerport Board of Education will hold a regular meeting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 22, in the District Office building on Lyell Ave. 

The meetings are open to the public and all are welcome to attend.