Category: BLOG POST

540WMain Announces High School Volunteer | Joining from School Without Walls

We are pleased to announce that Shannon Palacio has joined 540WMain as High School Volunteer About Shannon Shannon is a 15 year old freshman at School Without Walls. Shannon was born in Brooklyn, NY.  Shannon will fill the High School Volunteer position at 540WMain…

Women’s History Month Community Educator Spotlight | laura checkow

In honor of Women’s History Month we are pleased to spotlight laura checkow About laura laura checkow works as Vodka Sales and Distribution salesperson for Saratoga Courage Distillery a women-owned distillery in Saratoga Springs, NY. Laura typically sells for the company every Saturday at…

Open Letter to Rush Henrietta Town Supervisor Cathleen Frank

Open Letter to Rush Henrietta Town Supervisor Cathleen Frank To say I am surprised by the comments made by Doug Watson a white male member of your fire department recently calling for the hanging of Rochester Councilman Adam McFadden would be a lie. I…

Why is Yoga for Everyone | Guest Blog by Sarah Yanello

Attend 540 at The Yards All Abilities Yoga | Sundays at 10:30 AM | $10 suggested donation | no registration required Why is Yoga for Everyone by Sarah Yanello Yoga is an ancient practice that originated in India over 5,000 years ago. The practice…

Community Research Intern Spotlight | Katlin (Kat) Whitmoyer

We are pleased to spotlight Katlin (Kat) Whitmoyer our new Community Research Intern About Katlin (Kat) Whitmoyer Katlin (Kat) Whitmoyer is a fourth year Psychology major at St. John Fisher College. Katlin was born in Hamilton, NY and grew up just outside of Rome,…