Week Ahead: Symposium on poverty; Oak Orchard watershed; higher education forum; coffee and conversation

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From 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, the Center for Environmental Initiatives will lead a program on the interrelationship between the Oak Orchard Creek and Oak Orchard River watershed and Lake Ontario.

The event will include presentations from State Department of Environmental Conservation Great Lakes Program staff; George Thomas of CEI; David DeGolyer of the Western New York Crop Management Association; and Dennis Kirby, manager of the the Orleans County Soil and Water Conservation District.

The program is free and sponsored in part by the Lake Ontario Lakewide Action and Management Plan. It’ll be held at the Oak Orchard Yacht Club, 1103 Archbald Road, Waterport. BY JEREMY MOULE


Action for a Better Community will host a Poverty and Economic Security Symposium from 8:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. on Tuesday, October 14, at the Riverside Convention Center. It will be followed by a luncheon from noon to 1:30 p.m. 

Three different workshops will cover the topics of economic opportunity, educational equity, and criminal justice policies. The symposium’s keynote address will be given by former New York Times reporter David Cay Johnston.

The luncheon will feature a keynote address from Marvin McMickle, president of Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School. And several community leaders will be honored. 

For tickets to the luncheon, call Cherise Jordan, 325-5116 Ext. 4554 or register online: www.abcinfo.org

More information: 325-5116. BY CHRISTINE CARRIE FIEN


Roberts Wesleyan College will host the Finger Lakes Independent Higher Education Forum on Tuesday, October 14.

The forum, “Brainpower, Partnerships, and Resources for Our Region,” will focus on the $4.9 billion that private colleges contribute to the state’s economy and their social contributions to the region. Registration: www.cicu.org/registration/forum141014.

The event will be held at the college, 2301 Westside Drive, from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.


Rochester school Superintendent Bolgen Vargas
will hold his coffee and conversation meeting for parents, teachers, and students at 7 a.m. on Thursday, October 16. The meeting will be held at the district’s central office, 131 West Broad Street. BY TIM LOUIS MACLAUSO


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