SWQ Holiday 2017

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Rose O'Keefe & Chris Jones SWQ Holiday 2017

EXACTLY 200 years ago, in 1817, Lyman Munger settled on the eastern bank of the Genesee River wilderness with his wife and five children, in the area between what are now Averill Avenue and Hickory Street. A Connecticut native who ... read more

New Traditions

Bridgette Pendleton-Snyder SWQ Holiday 2017

With the holidays around the corner it’s time to start making my lists and checking them twice. Each year I’m in charge of our Christmas Eve cocktail party. As a kid, we would celebrate this evening at my Nana and ... read more

Make It Sparkle

Christina DiPilato SWQ Holiday 2017

With the holiday season looming upon us, thoughts of elaborate dinner parties, gifts for our loved ones, and holiday shopping are filling our heads. As stressful as the holidays are, at their core they are a celebration of food, drink, ... read more

The Floor Dance Co.

Katie Libby SWQ Holiday 2017

Kristie Schillaci, owner and director of The Floor Dance Company (758 South Avenue) grew up dancing. She’s had training in ballet, jazz, tap, and contemporary and has been sharing that knowledge with students in Rochester for years. After graduating with ... read more

Home Again

Morgan Flake SWQ Holiday 2017

If you’ve walked or driven past the corner of Meigs and Caroline Street in the last six months, you’ve seen a major restoration project underway. Anticipation has been building for the reopening of Dicky’s Corner Pub since the announcement that ... read more

History of Lot #85 Hickory

SWQ Holiday 2017

Using plat maps, deeds, newspaper archives, city archives, census and city directories it seems likely that David’s house was built around 1863 and 1864. Several of us worked on researching the house and received invaluable help from Michele Rowe and ... read more

Giving Back

Rose O'Keefe SWQ Holiday 2017

How does someone who has survived extreme hardship celebrate holidays? In Sadiya Omar’s case she teaches her youngest son the same lessons her parents did. “I always remind my children, although we pray in a different way, we are all ... read more

Nabil & Nassin

Marjorie Rolleston SWQ Holiday 2017

Nabil Shaibi and Nassim Salem’s South Wedge home buzzes with energy. In addition to their 5 children, ages 4-14, and two additional teenagers under their care, the house is often filled with many others from the South Yemen diaspora. Nabil ... read more