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Amal Elhelw

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Past articles by Amal:

URMC kicks off New Year with ‘Promote Health. Prevent Cancer.’ 8-week class facilitated program

The University of Rochester Medical Center is kicking off the new year with its “Promote Health. Prevent Cancer.” campaign that helps folks make healthy lifestyle changes. → Read More

Villa of Hope helping manage substance abuse struggles during the holidays

The holiday time is known for being stress inducing which can at times lead folks down an undesirable route. Dr. Murray says it is noticed in center’s increase in calls. → Read More

Macedon couple creates ‘Barn Lion Plushie’ to help fund future farm sanctuary

Back in March, News 8 brought you the original story of Emily Bott and Dylan Loewke, a Macedon couple who bought a property that came with 16 furry, fluffy, and mainly orange cats. → Read More

‘There’s something for everyone’: Disney on Ice returns to the Blue Cross Arena with ‘Find Your Hero’ performance

Being a part of this production has been a dream of Walsh ever since he started skating. → Read More

Volunteers of America Upstate NY kicks off ‘8 Caring Gifts’ campaign

Volunteers of America Upstate NY have launched the ‘8 Caring Gifts’ campaign in partnership with News 8 to give back to the community this holiday season. → Read More

‘A story that celebrates intentional compassion and generosity’: RBTL welcomes latest production ‘Come From Away’

“There’s so much heart and humor in the story and gives us an additional lens through which to see the events that took place during that era in history.” → Read More

‘Gird your loins!’: The Calamari Sisters return to Rochester for performances at the JCC this weekend

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — The Jewish Community Center of Rochester is getting ready to welcome back the Calamari Sisters for their performance, ‘The Calamari Sisters’ Holiday Extravaganza,’ coming to the Hart Theatre Stage this weekend! The show consists of Delphine and Carmella Calamari showing audience members how to prepare the ultimate Italian holiday meal while incorporating […] → Read More

New robotic platform at RRH revolutionizes treatment for lung cancer patients

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Rochester Regional Health is taking the opportunity of November being Lung Cancer Awareness month to remind folks of the importance of getting screened. → Read More

Monroe County Board of Elections results were delayed due to technical difficulties

The Monroe County Board of Elections released a statement saying all of the votes were collected and recorded with no issue. → Read More

‘Oh Watta Night!’ returning for 5th year as comedy show to benefit the Center for Youth

Polite Ink is one of the only comedy groups in Rochester that does both sketch comedy as well as improv, which is exactly what you can expect for their upcoming show. → Read More

Stars and Stripes Gala: Veterans Outreach Center prepping for annual fundraising event

While veterans will be the star of the show at the gala, anyone is welcome to attend according to Stradley. → Read More

Rochester’s annual ‘Witness Palestine Film Festival’ kicks off this weekend

The 2022 Witness Palestine Film Festival is taking place at The Little Theatre with films showing on October 22, 23, 29, and 30. → Read More

Hundreds expected in attendance at fallen RPD Officer Anthony Mazurkiewicz’s funeral

Officer Mazurkiewicz was fatally shot in the line of duty 11 days prior on Thursday, July 21. → Read More

‘Wrong place, wrong time’: New York mom dragged out SUV during carjacking

“I saw one man come toward my car from just out of nowhere and I just felt off about him,” Anne Pelitera said. → Read More

South Wedge restaurant owners receive homophobic and hateful letter

CRISP Rochester is hosting a Pride Part on July 9. The full menu will be available as well as drink specials. → Read More

Rochester General Hospital nurses file for unionization

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Nurses at Rochester General Hospital have formally filed to create an independent union. Nurses spoke about their plan to unionize in April, citing bad wages, lack of staffing, and low retention as reasons behind the effort. The union organizing committee released a statement Tuesday, saying: “Today, a strong majority of nurses […] → Read More

‘It’s making the world a better place’: Hilton 6th grader makes flashcards for Ukrainian refugee students

Gia said she has become good friends with the Ukrainian student and can’t begin to imagine the circumstances that led the student and their family to Hilton. → Read More

Rochester, Monroe County leaders announce new anti-violence investment

Rochester set a record last year with 81 homicides and is on pace for more than that in 2022. → Read More

Suspect, officer injured after shootout on Remington St. in Rochester

Officials say the suspect was arrested following a short pursuit and later hospitalized for minor injuries. → Read More

Body worn camera footage proves crucial in Keith Williams trial

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Many throughout the community are echoing that Rochester Police Officer Denny Wright was served justice. On Wednesday, a Monroe County jury convicted Keith Williams on all four counts in relation to the attack on Officer Wright back in 2019. Much of the trial was centered around body-worn camera footage that aided […] → Read More