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Japan Crisis (Tsunami, Earthquake, Radiation) Updates

Special Notices

March 11, 2011 UPDATE March 26, 2011.
Whats left of the Tsunami - when it hit parts of California
after traveling across the entire Pacific:
“…a series of very good photos of the surge coming in to Emeryville from a highrise across the freeway.”
– and a Video on YouTube.
From:  http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/inberkeley/detail?entry_id=84866#ixzz1GNweoopC
A Television News Site in Japan:
NHK (Japanese TV) English Language Service – News Stories in Text and Video
A youtube video that summarizes some Tsunami coverage in Japan:
more videos in the links along the side
Another Japanese TV program site in English.

and Al Jazeera English: Live Stream
– sometimes the best international news coverage.
Had early video coverage of the Quake and Tsunami – has videos on on the site.
(requires latest Flash version)

A Google Service: Person Finder page – if you lost contact with someone there:
available in English and Japanese.
Japanese Language Television – Live, on USTREAM – News, etc.
Quick Summary:
Parts of Hawaii got up to 11 foot waves – damaged coastal areas.
Parts of California up to 8 foot, fortunately at LOW TIDE – damaged harbors, boats and docks.
– it could have been much worse (up to 5 foot higher, water going inland) and it was a Secondary wave that was the high damaging one, not the first (smaller) ones.
Alaska, South Pacific, not so badly hit (mostly under 3 feet).
The surge waves in Japan near the earthquake were estimated at about (10 meters) 30 feet high, went miles inland.
New on-site measurements are about DOUBLE that, up to 74 Foot Waves in certain areas.
Nuclear Power Plants in dangerous conditions in Japan – Cooling Systems not working.
Radiation Leaks from the Hydrogen Explosion (s), more problems possible. 
Some things were just not anticipated fully.
and just to add to the mix: A Volcano eruption – in Japan.
(and cold snowy weather in northern Japan, where the Tsunami was worst)
Amazing Map of where the Tsunami Went (with a special path showing to Crescent City CA)


FREE Taking It To The Streets 12/17/10 FREE

Bar Scene, Free Events, Going out, Local Events

The Whosoevers Present

at  Main Street Armory (map)

The WhoSoEvers presents: Taking It To The Streets
7pm doors ****FREE**** Head – Brian Welch (formerly of Korn) The Chariot – To Speak of Wolves – The Rep ** Special Guests** Sonny Sandoval of P.O.D., Ryan Ries of EXIT


Holiday Networking Party by SBC Dec. 2

Food, Going out, Local Events, Music, Special Notices

The Small Business Council of Rochester
 an affiliate of the Rochester Business Alliance

Has an annual Holiday Networking Party
DATE:  Thursday, December 02, 2010
PLACE: Rochester Museum & Science Center, 657 East Ave.
TIME: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Includes a grazing menu with beer, wine and soda
Music by Music on the Move and entertainment by Sky Sands.
Ticket Info:  www.rochestersbc.com or contact Cindy DeVoldre at (585) 256-4619
The event is Free for SBC members and $25 for non-members.

(Info thanks to Democrat and Chronicle story)

FESTIVUS – festival for the rest of us

Festivals, Going out, Local Events, Music, Special Notices

FESTIVUS – December 7, 2010 (Free* or $5)
“A festival for the rest of us”

Presented by DigitalRochester.com

Sponsored by The Entrepreneurs Network

festivus 2010 image

When: Tuesday, December 7th, 5:30 – 8:00 pm
Where: RMSC, 657 East Ave., Rochester, 14607

GENERAL ADMISSION FEE: $5 at the door.



Red Hot Holiday Ball *** FREE ***12/10/2010

Competitions, Free Events, Going out, Local Events

December 10, 2010

Tango Cafe Dance Studio, Third Floor Ballroom

389 Gregory St., Southwedge, Rochester, NY, United States, 14620

Dress up for the season for a perfect holiday treat – a semi-formal ball! Groove Juice Swing’s annual Red Hot Holiday Ball is a swing dance dedicated to all the newest swing dancers in the community, and best of all, it’s free! Free admission, free beginner lesson, free snacks, and free holiday cheer.



Free Events, Local Events, Special Notices

The Rochester Area Coin Expo. (the R.A.C.E.)


DECEMBER 12, 2010, JANUARY 23, 2011,
MARCH 13, 2011 AND other dates in the future


Rochester DoubleTree Hotel, 1111 Jefferson Road, at Routes 390 and 15a. (14623)dollar nickel cent and other coins

The public is welcome.
Come with your coins.
Come with your questions.
Come with your kids!

Always FREE Admission, Always FREE Appraisals.
Buy/Sell/Trade Coins, Paper Money, Gold and Silver

come talk to some of the most well-known dealers in the United States

For show information: (585) 329-3598

For free appraisals, come to the show.

(for more info SEE CRAIGSLIST EVENTS where I copied the above from)

Corning Museum of Glass

Local Events, Special Notices

Corning Museum of Glass
November 18 2010 Corning Museum – Many concurrent and overlapping events:
– Currently Medieval Glass,
and Voices of Contemporary Glass
and Drawings for American Stained Glass
Many other special events, including Upcoming:
“East Meets West”Exhibit opening
Thursday, November 18, 2010, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Free admission. Refreshments available. Music, entertainment, more.

“Cross Cultural Influences in Glassmaking in the 18th and 19th centuries.”

Did You Vote November 2?

Local Events, Special Notices


Vote Tuesday

I hope you appreciate all the people who made it possible for you to
and get (most) results the same night! I know I do.

General Election – November 2nd, 2010


district maps at the bottom of the page

Registered Voter in Monroe County?

location you vote at – fill in left side

New York State Board of Elections




Go Vote


Rochester LPGA June 21-27, 2010

Competitions, Local Events, Sports

Annual Golfing event
 - the
LPGA at the Locust Hill Country Club, Pittsford, NY
(2000 Jefferson Road, Pittsford, NY 14534)

Presented by Wegmans, the 2010 Rochester LPGA 
-  preliminary events June 21-23 and the actual Tournament June 24-27

About the Course, from Golf.com

YNN Stories 1

Gates Summer Celebration – Saturday, June 26

Festivals, Local Events, Music

This is a date you don’t want to miss!

Saturday, June 26th will be this year’s annual Gates’ Summer CelebrationGates Town seal converted with Fireworks to JPG!

The celebration starts at 6pm with fireworks going from 10pm to 11pm!

There will be fun for the whole family, foods, drinks, music, and much much more!

We will be there live and provide updates with photos and video!

Click here to get directions! (Location: Gates-Chili High School)