Grocery store in the greater Rochester area founded by Robert B. Wegman and now run by his son Danny Wegman and his granddaughters. Today there are 70 stores in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia and Maryland, and Wegman and his company continue to receive accolades. In 2005, Wegmans was named the #1 in Fortune magazine's list of "100 Best Companies to Work For." In 2006, it was listed as #2.
On March 25, 2004 in Philadelphia, Junior Achievement honored Wegman as one of six 2004 laureates to their National Business Hall of Fame, which recognizes “the nation’s most distinguished businessmen and women for their outstanding contributions to free enterprise and the promise of a better, stronger society.” He joined George Eastman and Joseph Wilson, the only other Rochester business people to have received this honor.
Wegmans has great food, great customer service, and a great community.
Famous for his deep and authoritative voice, used most famously for impressive roles as leaders like Darth Vader
in the Star Wars Trilogy
and Mufasa in The Lion King
. Is the voice that says "This is CNN
" on the network's ads.
Announced the forty-fifth greatest movie villain of all time by Maxim Magazine's "Fifty Greatest Movie Villains of all Time" list for his character of Darth Vader in Star Wars.
His "death" was announced during a live broadcast of an NBA playoff game in April of 1998; the deceased was actually James Earl Ray
, convicted assassin of Martin Luther King
James Earl Jones, I want to jump your bones with this light saber!
The city with the highest rate of gonorrhea in the United States. Wonderful.
Things to pack when going on a trip to Rochester: a snow shovel and anti-STD spray.
1. One of two high schools in the Pittsford school district (the other being Sutherland High School
2. Located near the town of Mendon, Pittsford Mendon High School has consistently been ranked as one of the top 100 high schools in the nation according to an annual listing in Newsweek
. Currently, Pittsford Mendon holds the number 58 spot on the list.
3. As of 2006, Pittsford Mendon High School has an enrollment of 959 students. The current principal is Karl Thielking, supported by two assistant principals Susan Remington and Frances Siraguse.
4. In the summer of 2005, Pittsford Musicals held its production of the award-winning musical Cats
, the country's first non-professional performance of the Broadway show. In the spring of 2006, Pittsford Mendon High School opened its production of the award-winning musical Miss Saigon
, the first such performance by an American high school.
Mendon madness shook the mendon high school football field with maroon and gold.
In April 2006, Kaavya's first novel, How Opal Mehta Got Kissed, Got Wild and Got a Life, was published. Shortly after publication, the Harvard Crimson printed allegations that the author plagiarized passages from two novels by Megan McCafferty. The subsequent storm of national publicity led her publisher, Little, Brown and Company, to withdraw all editions of the book, derailed plans by DreamWorks SKG to develop Opal Mehta into a movie, and encouraged readers to identify possible additional plagiarism within its pages.
On May 2, 2006, Michael Pietsch, Little, Brown's senior vice president, released a statement saying "Little, Brown and Company will not be publishing a revised edition of How Opal Mehta Got Kissed, Got Wild, and Got a Life by Kaavya Viswanathan, nor will we publish the second book under contract."
Wow, Kaavya Viswanathan's book sure sounds familiar...