Pittsford Little League: Celebrating 60 Years

Spring is finally in the air and that means baseball season is upon us. Here in Rochester, Little League in Pittsford celebrated its 60th year.

In writing a feature story on the 60th anniversary of Pittsford Little League for Messenger Post Papers, I learned that Little League isn’t just for elementary kids anymore.

I had no idea how many options Little League offers for kids 12 and older. I talked to a senior at Mendon High School who started playing with the league when he was seven years old and continues to play as well as work with the league. Pittsford Little League offers several clinics and camps that not only give kids a chance to play in the off season, but allows the older kids to help the younger players.

In Pittsford, Little League is truly a community effort, from the coaches, parents and volunteers who give their time, to the local businesses who sponsor teams.

My favorite discovery, is that the league strives to be inclusive of regardless of ability and offers the Challenger Division for kids with cognitive and learning disabilities. These are players may have physical limitations and have “buddies,” typically community volunteers or older kids, who help them on the field.

Wherever your home team may be, go out to game, get a hot dog and watch a ball game!

You can read the full article at brightonpittsfordpost.com


Still swinging after 60 years
As printed in the Brighton-Pittsford Post

You Need My Guy: Bringing Word-of-Mouth to the Web

A few weeks ago, I met Joe Cassara, founder and CEO of a new website YouNeedMyGuy.com.

For my first assignment for Messenger Post Papers, I sat down to talk to Joe about his idea of a website for finding service providers that is more informative than searching directories, or reading unreliable online reviews. You Need My Guy allows users to see who their friends are hiring by linking their social networks. Users simply create an account that links to at least one of their social networks. Then they list the people they love doing business with, using a phone number or email address of their “guy” and write a review. Other users searching the site can see which people within their networks already do business with these vendors and vendors can show prospective clients how they’re connected socially.

You Need My Guy isn’t just for finding contractors. User can search for service providers ranging from plumbers to photographers, from accountants to graphic designers.

Joe told me about quitting his corporate job, taking up consulting work and starting up this website all while raising three kids under the age of four.

Read the full article as printed by Messenger Post Media  here .

Webster native's new website helps find right guy for the jobMessenger Post Media

Webster native’s new website helps find right guy for the job
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