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IS YOUR HOO-HA HAPPY?

PHOTOS BY DEVIN MACK

Local female entrepreneur, Mary Elizabeth Nesser is the brains behind the latest example of social media marketing Gone Wild!!!

You may have caught her video that has gone viral all over social media promoting her salon Wax It All. It currently has over 6 million views showcasing her claim to fame of doing the 10 minute Brazilian at the “Home of the Happy Hoo-Ha”.Continue reading

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WORTH MORE NATION: It Was Christmas 2007

PHOTOS BY SANDY ARENA

It was Christmas 2007. I had met up with our twins at a Christmas party my 501C3, faith-based dance studio had hosted for mothers in need and their children. They had walked into the party with their younger cousin Shakur and their older sister Jhyni, and I noticed them right away through the crowds, noise and the festivities. My heart beat a little faster and I couldn’t take my eyes off them.Continue reading

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TRISTIAN’S STORY

I am sure we can all agree a parent’s worst nightmare is losing a child. Christopher Folk Esq, an Assistant District Attorney of Seneca County and Town Justice and his wife Tiffany (Seneca County’s Republican Election Commissioner) experienced this nightmare first-hand when their 18-year-old son Tristian committed suicide. Tristian was very involved in his community.Continue reading

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WILLOW DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CENTER

This October, our entire community felt the ripple effect of domestic violence as an active shooter led police on a car chase across the city, targeting his family. Schools were put on lockout, parents panicked, neighbors heard shots fired close to their homes, and we all felt the danger of domestic violence. Continue reading

WOMEN WHO INSPIRE

Woman Who Inspires: JILL SPEZZANO

PHOTOS BY ARTISTIC PHOTOGRAPHY

Jill Spezzano is a medical aesthetics professional who currently is the Senior Territory Manager for Candela Lasers in Upstate NY. She is the wife of radio personality, Scott Spezzano and attributes he is her biggest cheerleader and supporter. Jill indicates his support spans to everything she does. Continue reading

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IN HER DEFENSE

This month’s story comes from one of my students. This client came to me at a point in her life where she wanted advice and a chance to make her life better. In talking with her, I found a woman who had just awakened to find she was in a situation that had developed over a long period of time. She was frustrated but knew she needed to change her life for the better. I’ll let her tell it: (name changed to protect her identity) My name is Kara and I survived an abusive husband.Continue reading

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HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS: ASHLEY MICHAELSEN

PHOTOS BY DREW DAILEY IMAGES

Ashley Michaelsen is originally from the Rochester, Ny area growing up in Pultneyville bordering Lake Ontario. She finds herself now as the owner of AMPR in Hollywood, California where she developed a unique PR boutique agency specializing in marketing and social media strategies. Ashley Michaelsen is originally from the Rochester, NY area growing up in Pultneyville bordering Lake Ontario. Continue reading

QUEEN OF ARTS

Lucia Falsetti Guarino

PHOTOS BY CHRISTOPHER “GOODKNEWS” CARDWELL

Rochester Woman Online  first introduced you to Lucia Falsetti Guarino in our “Always Get Lucky” photo shoot in our July Men’s edition. Remember the beautiful loft we showcased right here in downtown Rochester, NY? That is Lucia’s beautiful adobe. Rochester Woman Online  first introduced you to Lucia Falsetti Guarino in our “Always Get Lucky” photo shoot in our July Men’s edition. Remember the beautiful loft we showcased right here in downtown Rochester, NY? That is Lucia’s beautiful adobe.Continue reading

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