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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Free meals this summer for children 18 years old and younger!

FYI for families with children 18 years old and younger:


The City of Rochester and the school district are helping kids stay healthy this summer by offering free meals. The Summer Meals Program begins June 30.

Rochester has one of the worst child poverty rates in the nation. Last summer, this meal program served some 325,000 free meals to city kids 18 and younger. The city is working together with some area partners, like Foodlink, to get the message out to low-income families that free meals for kids are available all summer.

Foodlink says one in five children in the 10 county region has limited or uncertain access to adequate food. About 50 sites will serve breakfast and lunch all summer Monday through Friday, except July 4.

"We know that kids like simple food, thats what they're telling us so the City of Rochester and the school district have been doing some taste testing of summer foods this year and thats what we're learning," said Dina Faticone from Finger Lakes Health Systems.

Food sites include community agencies, schools with summer school, churches and recreation centers. Families do not need to apply.

The list of sites where summer meals will be distributed is available by calling 211. -

See more at: http://rochester.twcnews.com/content/news/745321/free-meals-for-rochester-kids-available-all-summer/#sthash.JjSKJvhi.dpuf

LONA Loves Readers!

LONA's Cameron Street Block Club is once again giving gently used books to the children in the area! Way to go, Young Readers!

Copy and Paste this link to see some of the books that we've distributed so far this summer!


Barnes & Noble's 2014 Summer Reading! Kids can earn a free book!

FYI for our LONA Families with children in grades 1-6! Remember to KEEP READING EVERY DAY!

Don't forget that as you read over the summer, you can apply those same books to this reading journal, and earn a FREE BOOK from Barnes & Noble!


The journal and more info and activity sheets are here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.700375883379566.1073741831.626748764075612&type=3

Summer Movie Express 2014

http://www.regmovies.com/Movies/Summer-Movie-Express# Family fun movies playing on Tuesdays & Wednesdays for the summertime!

Admission to these movies during the Summer Movie Express is only $1. Tickets must be purchased at the theater and all movies start at 10:00 am. A portion of the proceeds goes to the Will Rogers Institute. Search for a theater in your area to see where the Summer Movie Express is playing.

Regal Greece Ridge Stadium 12 176 Greece Ridge Center Drive Rochester NY 14626 585-225-8837 or 585-225-5810 Greece location: http://www.regmovies.com/Movies/Summer-Movie-Express?search=14626;theatrename=AAKGR

Regal Henrietta Stadium 18 525 Marketplace Drive Rochester NY 14623 585-424-5461 or 585-424-3223 Henrietta location: http://www.regmovies.com/Movies/Summer-Movie-Express?search=14623;theatrename=AAEIG

Monday, September 2, 2013

REMINDER: Turn-in your child's completed Summer Reading Journal at the local Barnes & Noble Bookstore by tomorrow, September 3rd, 2013!

REMINDER: Turn-in your child's completed Summer Reading Journal at the local Barnes & Noble Bookstore by tomorrow, September 3rd, 2013!

The last day to receive the FREE BOOK that your child EARNED by reading over the summer is Tuesday, September 3rd... and they mean it! No "Late Lucys", or you'll be sad!

LONA wishes all of our children a wonderfully happy and successful NEW SCHOOL YEAR!
We are proud of you, and know that you will do well in all of your studies!

Sunday, July 7, 2013

The 2013 Regal Summer Movie Express!

Below is a list of participating locations and movie start dates. Each location will host the Summer Movie Express on Tuesdays & Wednesdays at 10am for nine weeks. Admission is $1 and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Will Rogers Institute.

The two Rochester area locations are:

Regal Greece Ridge Stadium 12
176 Greece Ridge Center Drive
Rochester NY 14626
585-225-8837 or 585-225-5810

Regal Henrietta Stadium 18
525 Marketplace Drive
Rochester NY 14623
585-424-5461 or 585-424-3223

              Week   Title                                             Rating     Start Time
6/25/13  1          The Three Stooges                         PG           10am
              1           Ice Age: Continental Drift            PG           10am

7/2/13    2          Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days  PG         10am
              2          Parental Guidance                           PG          10am

7/9/13    3          Mr. Poppers' Penguins                   PG           10am
              3          Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked  G  10am

7/16/13  4          Monte Carlo                                   PG           10am
              4          Rio                                                  G             10am

7/23/13  5          Coraline                                          PG          10am
              5          ParaNorman                                    PG          10am

7/30/13  6          Dr. Seuss' The Lorax                      PG          10am
              6          Big Miracle                                     PG          10am

8/6/13    7          Yogi Bear                                        PG         10am
              7          Journey 2: The Mysterious Island   PG         10am

8/13/13  8          Racing Stripes                                 PG         10am
              8          Happy Feet Two                              PG         10am

8/20/13  9         African Cats                                     G           10am
              9         Chimpanzee                                      G          10am

This information was gathered from

Friday, May 31, 2013

Recreation on the Move for June 2013 - here in our LONA neighborhood!

FYI for our LONA Kids!
Recreation on the Move

The notice around town reads “We’re Takin’ it to the Streets!” Rochester’s Youth, Parks and Recreation department will sponsor its Recreation on the Move Van again this summer.

On board you will find:
Healthy Snacks
Homework Help
Outdoor Games & Sports
Health & Nutrition Info
Activities & Crafts
Daily Giveaways

The Recreation on the Move Van will be going around to different neighborhoods throughout the months of May and June. Recreation on the Move is a great opportunity for neighborhoods to become engaged in making our young people more fit and healthy.

Here in our Lyell-Otis Neighborhood, the van will be here on:

JUNE 11-14 @ J.P. Riley Park
JUNE 18-21 @ Paul Bianchi Park