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Re: “City dog park tryout could happen this spring

This would be such a wonderful addition to either neighborhood. The County parks are great and have partnered with two town parks as well: Henrietta and Brockport. When you sign up for the Monroe County Dog Parks, you are given a code that works at all four parks. It's $24 per dog per year (or less than .07 cents per day!) I would gladly pay more than this for space for my dog to get some exercise and socialization.

As far as other parks to look at: there is a really great dog park near Buffalo in Tonawanda. We stop there when we're on vacation or just passing through - the Ellicott Creek Bark Park. It's very large at 25 acres, is on an island so dogs can run free, has bathrooms, playground equipment, several "beaches" for the dogs to swim at, and lots of room for all kinds of dogs and people to hang out together.

Alternatively - I've seen programs in other states where dogs can earn a special off leash license if they have a perfect recall and are well mannered around other dogs. They get permission to be off leash in certain parks, and all other dogs must be leashed.

Small dog parks are great for apartment living, but the gravel pit style of the Greece park with little grass and shade is not the best. Having something in a big green space with lots of shade and room to roam would be ideal. Even fencing in certain existing parks and having "off leash days" of the week might be something to look into. Can't wait to see what the City comes up with. I hope they have a very successful pilot program and we see more dog parks in Monroe County soon.

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Posted by wingsofcolor on 03/29/2016 at 10:30 PM

Re: “Sanders' secret sauce

Bernie is not only a dreamer but a doer. He is someone who can reach across party lines to bring about the change we need in our country. He is absolutely correct in that a revolution is what we need. The people of America need to rise up and take back their government from the pundits and the politicians for sale. With a President like Bernie, we could see real and meaningful change from Washington for the first time in a long time. Bernie is not for sale and that means a lot to the American people, including me.

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Posted by wingsofcolor on 10/21/2015 at 3:48 PM

Re: “Standing up for city schools

My husband and I live in the city. When we have children I plan on sending them to school in the RCSD.

I appreciate the tone of the article here because it doesn't make it sound like white people and their money are the answers to the RCSD's problems as is the usual tone with most articles discussing white flight.

I honestly believe replicating the success of the popular district schools is possible, but only if the parents who want those things can advocate for their children in the schools that need it most.

As a teacher, the strongest change makers were always the parents - especially when they organized. Districts are obsessed with keeping parents happy not unlike a business and while some parents take it too far into helicopter-parent land, the majority are just fighting for what they think is best for their kids. My husband and I plan to be those parents for our kids and I am sure the education provided by the RCSD will be amazing.

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Posted by wingsofcolor on 05/29/2015 at 8:09 AM

Re: “New theaters may be in the works for Rochester

Yes, yes, yes! There is so much talent here in Rochester and not enough room to show it. We are especially in need of affordable places for smaller groups that may not have the resources to own and manage their own playhouse or stage, but could rent one out for their show.

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Posted by wingsofcolor on 03/23/2015 at 4:12 PM

Re: “Train station work under way

Finally! This train station gets used a lot. Travel by train is cost effective, better for the environment, and a lot more relaxing than driving. I am GLAD they are building a new train station to promote train travel in WNY and beyond. If we only ever focus on our cars and our highways, then we will become isolated from the rest of the country. Safe bridges and roads are important. And they're working on it. But that train station has needed help for a long time. I am glad they finally got it together and are starting work.

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Posted by wingsofcolor on 10/29/2014 at 10:04 AM

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