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MEALS ON WHEELS FOR PETS

Andrea Miller has always been involved in doing for others, particularly animals. One beautiful Rochester morning before the crowds began to stream in to Rochester’s Clothes-Line Art Festival, she finished setting her booth up and began visiting other booths, as “they all do at some point during the day”.It was then that she found “Meals On Wheels Pet Food Program.” Familiar with “Meals On Wheels”, this was a new twist! Intrigued, Andrea jumped to volunteer.Continue reading

HER EDGE

Beauty Beyond Just Looks

As a young woman, Maja (Pronounced Maya) was always beautiful. She was born in Yugoslavia in a small town Kraljevo. Her country endured political turmoil. It was a very different climate than what we have in America.  She learned early on in her life there were good people and bad people. She determined she wanted to be a good person. It was hard being a woman in a male-dominated world where women were constantly suppressed but Maja found a way to rise above and become not just a pretty face.Continue reading

A WOMEN'S PERSPECTIVE, REGULARS

Write Your Own Ticket

“Write your own ticket! Set in motion powerful forces which we cannot explain.” These are the words of inspiration spoken by an unassuming entrepreneur in history, Brownie Wise, when she was the convocation speaker at a college in Mississippi in 1957.  Most of you are saying to yourself right now, “Who is Brownie Wise?”  Well, I did some digging in the Journal of Women’s History and I thought I’d share with you the woman who wasn’t supposed to be what she became.  You know what I mean…there are some people we just know are going to make history and be really successful in life.  Brownie Wise wasn’t that woman.Continue reading

Be Bold. Be Beautiful.
Be Bold. Be Beautiful.
Be Bold. Be Beautiful.
Be Bold. Be Beautiful.
Be Bold. Be Beautiful.
Be Bold. Be Beautiful.
Be Bold. Be Beautiful.
Be Bold. Be Beautiful.
NEW IN ROC, REGULARS

Be Bold. Be Beautiful.

We go to salons because we want to feel different. Whether it’s a simple trim or dramatic color transformation, nothing can help a person feel confident and ready for anything like a day at the hair salon.

I walked into HUE Salons on Marketplace Drive looking for change and expecting palpable transformation. I not only got just that, but I received the kind of immersive beauty experience that I don’t just crave, but one that I feel is often missing in typical hair and beauty settings.Continue reading

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CNY LATINO, REGULARS

Never Close the Door to Opportunity

Jacklyn Ortiz was born and raised in Rochester, NY on the city’s Northeast side but her mother’s family is originally from Villalba, PR. Her father’s family is split so her paternal grandfather is also from PR (Cayei) and her paternal grandmother is from Linares, Mexico and became a citizen in her 50’s. “I have always considered myself both Mexican and Puerto Rican. I am one of 3 children, my brother Robert unfortunately passed away in 2003 at 21 and my sister Kristina is currently 27 and also resides here in Rochester”, Jackie says. Continue reading

LAW AND HIP HOP, REGULARS

Part 3: Sharing The Voice

Lucila Matos held a fundraiser April 1, 2017, to begin raising funds for the Domestic Violence Walk she holds annually. This year is the 6th walk and it will be held August 12, 2017, at 9:00am at the Maplewood Rose Garden Park.  Information about the walk can be found at  Facebook/Walkagainstdomesticviolenceroc. The aim of the events are that “ Together we can break the silence of domestic violence”.

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LAW AND HIP HOP, REGULARS

Part 2: Finding The Way Back Home

As women, home is the center of our universe, the place where you lay your head, your sanctuary, the place where you raise your family. We all know the saying “Home is where your heart is”. As victims of domestic violence, home is where your nightmare begins. The place you are beaten, humiliated, called a stupid bitch and further verbally abused. The kitchen right there by the refrigerator was the place she stood rubbing her jaw wondering what she possibly did to turn this man into a monster, a beast who raised his fist and followed through punching her in the face.   Continue reading

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