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Clara Cook Kellogg was born in Rochester in 1861. And became a friend of the Queen of England, visited world capitals, and acted as hostess to world and government leaders.
Last month, we asked local college leaders about why 2022 is such an important year for higher ed, how the pandemic changed local ed, and what new options are available this year.
Columnist Steve Lange talks to the Family Activity Coordinator at the Ronald McDonald House.
Four facts about longtime Rochesterite David Schwartzkopf, who died earlier this year. But left a legacy.
Columnist Steve Lange reflects on a dog's life, well lived.

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The SWAT team. The negotiator. The Throwbot. Inside the Emergency Response Unit.
One resident, numerous anecdotes
He was just an 18-year-old farm kid—and avid outdoorsman—from Rochester when he signed up for the Marines in 1969. Eighteen months later, Francis “Fitz” Fitzgerald was lying on a battlefield in Vietnam. His arm and leg were torn apart. His eye was gone. Over the last 50 years, Fitz has turned to nature—conserving it, fighting for it, helping others appreciate it—for his own healing.

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