Published: Fri, October 13, 2017
World | By Tasha Manning



Located in upstate New York on Lake Ontario, Rochester is 540 miles from New York City, just 90 minutes from Niagara Falls and Canada, and, after crossing The border, a short trip to Toronto. More than 1 million people live in Rochester.

It is a proud place of its past and with a future full of promises that bears the name of a soldier of the War of the American Revolution. Since its founding in 1834, Rochester has been the place where new ideas are forged. Since its inception, the famous Erie Canal has fostered rapid population and commercial growth, making Rochester the first city to experience explosive growth in America. Eastman Kodak, Xerox, Bausch & amp; Lomb, and other international companies started here, and new businesses continue to provide products and services that are used around the world.

The area has 18 universities and colleges that enroll more than 80,000 students. Among them is the University of Rochester, one of the most important private universities in the country, and the Rochester Institute of Technology, a world-renowned technology collegiate for education that provides students who are deaf or hard of hearing in the field of Technology, and commerce.

Colleges and businesses often work together to form partnerships that have helped Rochester develop into a leader in many industries.

Fans of theater production The Lion King will discover with interest that the choreographer Garth Fagan lives and runs his own dance company in Rochester.

Among our museums is the National Toy Hall of Fame, the famous games gallery, at the Strong National Museum of Play, and we have a collection of thousands of years of art and some important historical sites. Rochester led the global civil rights movement, which included the struggle for women's right to vote, and was one of the underground railroad stations, the secret network of hidden places that helped runaway slaves reach their freedom.

The region forms part of the Great Lakes River Route, one of the nation's longest scenic routes along the Great Lakes, and is within easy reach of many natural attractions. The Finger Lakes area, with its beautiful chain of lakes and more than 100 wineries, has one of the largest collections of vineyards in the country. Close to Rochester is Letchworth State Park, known as the "Grand Canyon of the East." Although in the past it was only used for its commercial value, today the Erie Canal has become a place of aquatic recreation lined with trails and picturesque villages.

Benefits and Information of Elderberry (Sambucus Nigra)
Oxidation of low density lipoproteins is involved in atherogenesis, which contributes to cardiovascular disease. Flavonoids, such as quercetin, are believed to account for the therapeutic actions of Elderberries and berries.

The abundance of water in Rochester and its Surroundings has always been an important natural resource. In the beginning, the city was able to produce enough energy from the numerous waterfalls of the Genesee River to become the largest producer of flour in North America. At present, the region is one of the largest producers of milk, apples, grapes and pumpkins.

For sports fans, Rochester has baseball, hockey, football, lacrosse, basketball and football teams. Those interested in sports can play golf, or go hiking, cycling and water activities.

Easily accessible from major cities, Rochester is an hour's flight from Boston, Chicago, Washington, D.C. And New York City.

We are pleased to share all the things Rochester can offer and look forward to a bright future!

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