WXXI AM News

Coming up on Connections: Wednesday, November 11th

Nov 11, 2015

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First hour: Local efforts to help veterans

Second hour: New restaurant projects in Rochester and the Finger Lakes

In our first hour: We will honor veterans with several conversations about what's going on to help vets and their families. It starts with Conkey Cruisers, which is getting ready to donate 50 bicycles to honor 50 veterans. We'll also check in with the Veterans Outreach Center, and we'll talk about a program aimed at celebrating caregivers and family. In studio:

  • Theresa Bowick, cruise captain of Conkey Cruisers
  • Jocene Henderson, director of operations for the Veterans Outreach Center 
  • Ellen Baker, geriatric social worker for the VA

In our second hour: Josh and Jenna Miles have built a restaurant empire in the Rochester area. Their establishments include Revelry, Branca, and now they're jumping into two huge new projects. They'll open restaurants in Midtown and in a new waterfront development in Canandaigua. We'll talk to them about their business approach, and why they're betting on two projects that will be central to economic development. In studio:

  • Josh and Jenna Miles, restaurant owners
  • Ken Glazer, managing partner of Buckingham Properties