Christine Gregory, News 8 - WROC-TV

Christine Gregory

News 8 - WROC-TV

Rochester, NY, United States

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Past articles by Christine:

Local winery known for ice wine still thriving despite the warm winter so far

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — The prolonged warm winter weather lately may have you wondering how local wineries have been impacted. While the lack of cold temperatures this winter made it difficult to harvest grapes for ice wine over at Casa Larga this year, Head Winemaker Paige Vinson tells me the vines that’ll produce this year’s fruit are […] → Read More

Keeping your car safer in the elements with a new battery offered to the public

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — As winter starts to ramp up, it’s important you and your car are prepared for the elements. We’re just now starting to get our first real taste of impactful winter weather and anyone driving yesterday afternoon may have experienced some of that heavy snow and traffic gridlock. It only lasted for […] → Read More

Casa Larga foregoes ice wine harvest for first time in 25 years due to lack of freezing temps

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — In light of the recent warm weather that we’ve had so far this winter, this has posed significant issues for ice wine harvests at one of our local vineyards. 17 degrees Fahrenheit is the magic number when it comes to harvesting grapes for ice wine; a wintertime staple in the Finger […] → Read More

Tips for picking the perfect tree for the Christmas season

When deciding between a real versus an artificial tree, tree farm owners say that getting a real tree can actually be the more sustainable choice. → Read More

Snowmaking is underway at Bristol Mountain for the upcoming 2022-2023 season

There may not be much snow to be seen here in Rochester quite yet, but local ski resorts such as Bristol Mountain are now just starting to make snow for the upcoming winter season. → Read More

From big snows to crippling ice: Western New York’s most memorable winter storms

When you think of Rochester, the first thing that probably comes to mind is the snow. While Western New York is no stranger to winter storms, some have made more of a mark than others. → Read More

Prepping your car for winter? Why choosing the right windshield wiper solution matters

While there are different types of blades and solutions out there, you don’t have to spend a ton of money especially when it comes to the solutions as long as they are a winter-based deicer. → Read More

Will the remnants of Hurricane Ian reach Western New York?

The main takeaway here is that this storm still has a long road ahead. → Read More

Attention backyard gardeners: Changes coming to the frost/freeze program this season

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Changes are coming to the frost/freeze program this fall with an experiment the National Weather Service in Buffalo is joining in alongside all other offices in New York State as well as New England. What exactly is the frost/freeze program? The frost/freeze program goes back many decades and was designed in […] → Read More

Fall Foliage Tracker for Rochester, Monroe County, Finger Lakes, beyond

Think you have some good color suggestions? Comment on John’s Facebook! → Read More

Rochester’s rain can only be defined as “feast or famine” this summer

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Summer in Rochester so far has been all about the ups and downs. While much of this summer has featured plenty of highs in the temperature department, in terms of rainfall we’ve been scraping the bucket for drops. Whenever we do end up seeing some decent rain it seems to have […] → Read More

What does a full moon during the Perseids meteor shower peak mean for skywatchers this year?

While the Perseids are more reliable if you don’t have a full moon around, they are still enjoyable if you can get outside. Just set out a chair between the hours of midnight and dawn and look up! You may be lucky enough to see one of the brighter, more colorful, fiery streaks sail through the night sky; they just won’t be as frequent. → Read More

Celebrating bike week in Rochester with community events and rides

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Rochester’s annual Bike Week is continuing this weekend with community supported events and rides to celebrate biking and to highlight the progress being made to create a more bike-able city. I spoke to the cycling manager in charge of Bike Week for more on what it’s all about. As Cycling Manager […] → Read More

A total lunar eclipse may be visible in Rochester this weekend

Remember; you don’t need any special glasses or any special equipment to view a lunar eclipse. You just need yourself, the night sky, maybe a chair, and some patience. → Read More

$345 million Genesee County solar farm approved by state board

While this solar farm is expected to be a beneficial addition to the electric generation capacity of the state, the idea naturally came with some concerns from the community. → Read More

Pothole season is here: what’s being done locally and how to report them

PENFIELD, N.Y. (WROC) — If you’re finding that your drive to and from work every day is becoming a lot more bumpy than usual, you’re probably not alone. Every year right around this time, potholes form and pose many challenges for motorists on roadways. We looked into how this annual problem is being addressed and […] → Read More

High spirits, low temps: St. Patrick’s Day Parade weather forecast

The warmest Rochester has been in recent memory for the parade was 10 years ago when a high of 72 degrees was recorded. → Read More

Have you checked your sump pump lately? Be prepared for basement flooding when excessive rain strikes

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — As localized flooding from record rain Thursday and snowmelt continues across the region Friday, there may be concern for water to seep into your home. News 8 got advice from a plumber on what to do if and when this happens. Now that it’s mid-February and the spring months are looming […] → Read More

Lifted: Boil Water Advisory for Canandaigua, Hopewell

CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. (WROC) – The city manager of Canandaigua said the drinking water no longer needs to be boiled. The Boil Water Advisory for Canandaigua and the town of Hopewell that was issued on Friday was lifted on Sunday afternoon. “All of the water sampling conducted for bacterial tests are in compliance with City, State and Federal water quality standards,” the city of Canandaigua said. → Read More

Kid Rock says he’ll cancel tour dates at venues with COVID mandates

CLEVELAND, O.H. (WJW) – Just days after announcing his new tour, Kid Rock said he won’t perform his 2022 Bad Reputation Tour at venues that require COVID-19 vaccination or masks. “There’s been a lot of talk about vaccine mandates and venues. People saying, ‘I’m not going to that venue because of the vaccine mandate’ and this, that and the other. Trust […] → Read More