• ROCHESTER — The strains of harmonica music floated through Concourse A at the Greater Rochester International Airport Oct. 9. Dozens of World War II veterans sat in folding chairs in...

    <p>&rdquo;Harmonica Pete&rdquo; DuPr&#233; performed for fellow World War II veterans at the Rochester International Airport as they prepared to depart on a trip to the National World War II Museum in New Orleans Oct. 9. (Courier photo by Jeff Witherow)  </p>

    ”Harmonica Pete” DuPré performed for fellow World War II veterans at the Rochester International Airport as they prepared to depart on a trip to the National World War II Museum in New Orleans Oct. 9. (Courier photo by Jeff Witherow)

  • The doors of Henrietta’s Church of the Good Shepherd were closed for good during an Oct. 21 prayer service. The church’s closure had been under consideration for several years as part of...

    Sister Sheila Stevenson, pastoral administrator of St. Marianne Cope Parish, ties together the doors of Church of the Good Shepherd during the closing prayer service.

    Sister Sheila Stevenson, pastoral administrator of St. Marianne Cope Parish, ties together the doors of Church of the Good Shepherd during the closing prayer service. (Courier photo by Jeff Witherow)

  • ROCHESTER — Earning a prestigious diocesan award certainly hasn’t gone to Dennis Osika’s head.

    <p>Mary Camobreco, founder and longtime director of Birthright in Ithaca, accepts a Vita Award from Bishop Salvatore R. Matano during the annual Respect Life Mass Oct. 6 at Rochester&rsquo;s Sacred Heart Cathedral. (Courier photo by Jeff Witherow)  </p>

    Mary Camobreco, founder and longtime director of Birthright in Ithaca, accepts a Vita Award from Bishop Salvatore R. Matano during the annual Respect Life Mass Oct. 6 at Rochester’s Sacred Heart Cathedral. (Courier photo by Jeff Witherow)