Jim Memmott, Rochester D and C

Jim Memmott

Rochester D and C

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Recent articles by Jim:

Tips on graduation speaking: Keep it short and juggle. Even if you are a klutz.

Based on one shining moment, I think I’m qualified to pass along a small bit of advice. → Read More

Remarkable Rochester: Unhinged at 80, opening the doors on a new decade

Jim Memmott faces the challenge of levelling a kitchen cabinet door. → Read More

Celebrating 100 years of music at Eastman School

It’s hard to imagine Rochester without the Eastman. → Read More

Rochester has spoken on daylight saving time: Stop messing with our clocks!

In the opinion of the people who voted, the U.S. Senate got it wrong and universal standard time is best. → Read More

No more changing the clock twice a year? It could happen. Voice your opinion, Rochester.

The last time the U.S. went to universal daylight saving was in 1974 and Rochester kids brought flashlights to bus stops and wore reflective tape. → Read More

Time stood still: Remembering when the pandemic days of things not happening began

Reflecting on the beginning of the pandemic, columnist Jim Memmott, asks where we are after two years? → Read More

He drove 6.5 hours to every Bills home game. 13 seconds won't stop him from doing it again.

Kelly Heath vowed that he will drive the 6 ½ hours again, that he will tailgate before the games again net season. → Read More

Misery loves company. Winter survival strategies from a longtime Rochesterian

Proven fact. If you’re outdoors in western New York anytime in the winter and your feet are cold, you’re not a happy camper. → Read More

'It is war': News of World War II broke 80 years ago. Let's pause to remember those lost.

We need to remember the toll the war would take, if only because we owe the dead so much. → Read More

These two Rochester hair stylists touched the world beyond their shops

If you want to know what’s going on in the world, ask the person who does your hair. → Read More

From pickleball to meditation, this $17M center in Chili offers a little of everything

The 100,000-square-foot multi-generational, multi-use center may be one of Monroe County’s better-kept secrets. → Read More

With nuts aplenty, is nature warning us of cold days ahead?

Myth has it that lots of acorns on the ground in the fall mean that winter will be especially hard. Is Rochester in for a a lot of cold weather? → Read More

Parceling out a solution to Rochester’s population problem

Good heavens, is Rochester a little less remarkable than it was just a few days ago? → Read More

Brought back to life, the Brighton Cemetery gets a 200th birthday party

The cemetery that's now part of Rochester is the final resting place of several notable citizens. → Read More

Some summer jobs remembered for teachable moments; others just left food for thought

Summer jobs aren’t always that sunny. But some remember the pleasures of working for a good boss. → Read More

What is on your summer reading list? Here are a few suggestions

The perfect guide to summer reading: Mix the heavy with the gripping with the popular. → Read More

Geneseo bear fountain keeps taking hits but residents fond of it despite burden it brings

We like Geneseo's bear fountain where it is, if only because that’s where it’s always been. It’s our brand. → Read More

Out in the world once more, guided by a granddaughter again

After more than a year of meeting just on Zoom, grandparents reunite with their granddaughter and realize that, behind their backs, she’s grown up. → Read More

After 60 years in nursing, she’s still changing lives for the better

She’s been a nurse at the Strong Memorial Hospital since 1961. She’s still working. → Read More

Given the all-clear on COVID, some of us are talking. Perhaps too much.

We’re buttonholing total strangers and pouring out our hearts, minds and accumulated anecdotes from 13 months of confinement. → Read More