Special dinner highlights, supports Rochester Farmers Market

Heading up the event is Mike Schmitt, president of Friends of the Farmers Market, and Abby Shepler, market manager, along with the Rochester Downtown Alliance. It takes place at The Castle (121 N. Broadway) from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tickets cost $125 and can be purchased from www.eventbrite.com.

Schmitt explained how this event came to be (not unlike presenting on “Shark Tank”).

“The Alliance was wanting to add an event to Rochester that would involve the community and its businesses,” he said. “Market supporters brainstormed among ourselves and came up with the idea of a dinner prepared by local chefs

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Bridgeport Hospital creates special meal program for those at risk of frequent hospitalizations

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Bridgeport Hospital catering attendant Queen Davis helps cook and pack medically-tailored meals for patients in the hospital Complex Care Program. The program manages patients with multiple medical and social challenges that put them at risk for frequent hospitalization.

Bridgeport Hospital catering attendant Queen Davis helps cook and pack medically-tailored meals for patients in the hospital Complex Care Program. The program manages patients with multiple medical and social challenges that put them at risk for frequent hospitalization.

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BRIDGEPORT — Bridgeport Hospital has launched a new program aimed at meeting the dietary needs of patients at risk for frequent hospitalizations.

On June 24, the hospital started the pilot of its medically tailored meals program. The two-month trial provides lunch and dinner seven days a week to a

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