SWQ Spring 2016

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Second Chic

Katie Libby SWQ Spring 2016

When Annie Adams met Marisa Krol from Interstellar Love Craft last August, they discussed working on a project together. Less than a year later, that project was born: the third location of Second Chic opened next to McCann's Local Meats ... read more

Music Review: Harmonica Lewinsky

Russ Torregiano SWQ Spring 2016

Harmonica LewinskyNaked Brunch7” Reel Time Records 2015Local garage-rockers pump out 4 oozey-stompers that will have you tapping your foot HARD in no time. These psychedelic-tinged, bassheavy, surf-guitar-drenched cuts are perfect. The tasteful use of the organ makes me think of ... read more

Music Review: 2814

Russ Torregiano SWQ Spring 2016

2814(Birth Of A New Day) Dream Catalogue Records 2015I don’t remember how I stumbled upon 2814, probably cruising reddit and saw a link, but I am sure glad I did. A collaboration between two producers - Hong Kong Express (HKE) ... read more

Music Review: Mavis Staples

Russ Torregiano SWQ Spring 2016

Mavis StaplesLivin’ On A High NoteLP/CD Anti 2016It’s not everyday that artists from the 1950’s and 2000’s collaborate on a new release; reminiscent of the American Records series of covers that Johnny Cash released in the 90’s, shortly before his ... read more

App App App

Katie Libby SWQ Spring 2016

I'm gonna be honest with you guys - I don't garden and my cleaning style is...casual? Last year my mom gave me the clippings of an aloe plant that first, the cat ate, and then, I replanted and forgot to ... read more

McCann’s Local Meats Partnering with Headwater Food Hub

dan leicht SWQ Spring 2016

Headwater Food Hub, a Rochester area top quality food distribution and wholesale company, will be partnering with McCann’s Local Meats. Olivia Lopez, a member of the St. John Fisher class of 2016, said in regards to the partnership, “This partnership ... read more

Main Street Meats to Come to South Wedge

dan leicht SWQ Spring 2016

Property developer Lyjha Wilton is working to bring local business Main Street Meats, whose current location is in the 19th Ward at 626 Main Street, to a second location in the South Wedge. Wilton, owner of the property located at ... read more

Highland Market Update

dan leicht SWQ Spring 2016

Danny Stefanou had some good news in regards to the opening of his newest business in the South Wedge area, the Highland Market. The business, located at 830 South Avenue at the corner of Linden Street, had a previous hopeful ... read more

BASWA Helps Bring LED Lighting to the South Wedge

dan leicht SWQ Spring 2016

After many years of negotiations, BASWA and the City of Rochester have reached an agreement that will provide the South Wedge area with an upgrade to the streets lights on South Avenue from Byron Street to Linden Street. Funding for ... read more

Abundance Co-Op Opening Day

dan leicht SWQ Spring 2016

Abundance Co-op is planning to open its doors mid-July in their new location in the South Wedge. Marketing manager Chris Whitebell stated, “We will be running our Spring 20-for-25 Owner Drive starting on May 9th. This will end on June ... read more

Clean Local

Rose O'Keefe SWQ Spring 2016

You could blame my husband. He read Karen Kingston’s 1997 book “Creating Sacred Space with Feng Shui” and liked it so much that we both got into reading “Clear Your Clutter with Feng Shui” (1999). But my neat streak started ... read more

Convenient. Sustainable. Awesome.

Lori Bryce SWQ Spring 2016

Years ago, while feeling a little nostalgic and looking for a change for dinner, I pulled an old cookbook off the shelf. “Covington Kitchens”, Grandma’s church cookbook printed in 1983, is chock full of family favorites from the 80+ individuals ... read more

A Moveable Garden

Paula Frumusa SWQ Spring 2016

Small yard? No yard? You may think this limits your ability to grow your own fresh flowers and vegetables this growing season, but don’t give up on gardening just yet. Containers offer versatile and portable gardens, suitable to the smallest ... read more

Keep It Fresh

Bridgette Pendleton-Snyder SWQ Spring 2016

Spring is here! And with that comes the long list of things to clean, organize, and freshen up. This is the perfect time to declutter your pantry. Check the expiration dates, place open bags of flour and sugar in air ... read more

Share Spring

Bridgette Pendleton-Snyder SWQ Spring 2016

SPRING brings beautiful flowers, buds on the ttrees and, one of my favorite things as a chef, spring vegetable shares! As Rochesterians, we are lucky to have so many Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs. (Read more about these programs on ... read more

Metal Some Art

Maureen Malone SWQ Spring 2016

VISITORS to John’s Tex-Mex may notice a whimsical touch on the newly installed fence surrounding the restaurant’s patio—taco finials. This is the work of local artisan duo Clay Leiberman and Matty Sonar, owners of Metal Some Art. Owner John Roth ... read more

Dave McBride

Rose O'Keefe SWQ Spring 2016

A typical day for Dave McBride starts at 7:30 AM, a half hour before the Stanley Steemer office on South Avenue opens; and the work day ends when they’re done. He said that since the franchise territory stretches from Lake ... read more

Ron & Don Silvernail

Rose O'Keefe SWQ Spring 2016

Tucked in at the end of a parking lot on Sanford Street is a two-story building that has a sturdy metal balcony railing on the second floor. In warmer weather, if you happen to walk by at the right time, ... read more