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Best Local Color 2016 


Best Group or Person Improving the Community

WALL\THERAPY. @walltherapyny;

Runners up: B.L.A.C.K. | Junior League of Rochester | Shawn Dunwoody

Best Local Eyesore

Medley Centre. 285 Medley Centre Parkway, Irondequoit.

Runners up: Abandoned Subway | Downtown Rochester | Inner Loop

Best Place to Take an Out-of-Towner

Wegmans. Many area locations.

Runners up: Genesee Brew House | George Eastman Museum | High Falls | Strong Museum of Play

Best Local Men's Sports Team

Red Wings. @rocredwings;

Runners up: Amerks | Knighthawks | Rhinos

Best Local Women's Sports Team

Roc Stars (Roc City Roller Derby). @rocderby;

Runners up: RIT Women's Hockey | Western New York Flash

Best Local Recreational Sports League

Kickball League of Rochester. @k_l_o_r;

Runners up: Bocce League of Rochester | GRADA Ultimate Frisbee | Hot Shots Volleyball

Best Local Radio Personality

Brother Wease. @brotherwease;

Runners up: Evan Dawson | Bob Lonsberry | Jeremy Newman | Scott Spezzano

Best Local Radio Station

97.9 WPXY. @98pxyrochester;

Runners up: 90.5 WBER | 104.3 WAYO | 1370 WXXI

Best Local TV Personality

Scott Hetsko. @scotthetsko;

Runners up: Don Alhart | Adam Chodak | Doug Emblidge | Norma Holland

Best Local TV News Station

13 WHAM. @13wham;

Runners up: 8 WROC | 10 WHEC | WXXI

Best Local Website

Roc Wiki.

Runners up: Rochester Subway ( | Sir Rocha Says ( | The Rochesteriat (

Best Local Facebook Account

Lollypop Farm.

Runners up: Rachel Barnhart ( | Sinful Sweets ( | Sir Rocha Says (

Best Local Twitter Feed


Runners up: @akachela | @evandawson | @MedleyCentre | @rachbarnhart

Best Local Instagram Account


Runners up: @rocgirlgang | @rochesterny | @sirrochasays

Best Local Podcast

Food About Town.

Runners up: 1370 Connections with Evan Dawson | 4 Confessions on a Friday | Finding Tammy Jo

Best Local Commercial Jingle

Lori's Natural Foods. 900 Jefferson Road, Henrietta, 424-2323,

Runners up: Bob Johnson Chevrolet | Cellino and Barnes | Record Archive

Most Significant Local News Story of 2016

74 arrested during downtown Black Lives Matter protest.

Runners up: Charlie Tan case | I-Square/COMIDA controversy | Seneca Park Zoo names new sea lion "Sunny"

Best Local News Story Ignored in 2016

RCSD's modernization plan.

Runners up: Black Lives Matter protest | WAYO launch | Police brutality

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