SWQ Summer 2017

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Jen Brunett SWQ Summer 2017

It’s been eleven years since Equal Grounds Coffee House broke proverbial ground in the South Wedge but its intention presented itself long before, when a frustrated couple wanted to do nothing more than hang out together in public. Except they ... read more


Rose O'Keefe SWQ Summer 2017

For Stephen Rees, a summer job working at Bristol Harbor Lodge at age 15 led to baking and pastry competitions. After getting hooked on those, he attended the Culinary Institute of America where he received degrees in both looking and ... read more

Dewey Rice + Wednesday Westwood

Jeana Bonacci-Roth SWQ Summer 2017

Wedge resident Dewey Rice doesn’t originally hail from Rochester but he’s well known here. You probably know him best as Wednesday Westwood, the gloriously goth and punk-inspired drag queen. Dewey grew up in the Watertown area but after spending two ... read more

Getting to Know: Beth Ditto

Ben Frazier SWQ Summer 2017

Small-town Arkansas might seem like the least likely starting point for someone who would eventually become a queer icon and be called “the coolest woman in the world,” but that’s precisely the case with Beth Ditto. Leaving Arkansas as Mary ... read more

Rebecca Lomuto

Erica Sanko SWQ Summer 2017

Wedge resident Rebecca Lomuto and her partner Becky Riedman met at the Tap and Mallet over a year ago and shortly afterward embarked on a cross-country road trip which solidified their connection. Now the pair live in the South Wedge ... read more

Community Composting

Jessica Hamm SWQ Summer 2017

Collectively speaking, we waste a lot of food. According to the USDA, Americans waste between 30-40 percent of the food supply, which equates to over $150 billion each year. The Environmental Protection Agency states that each American tosses out an ... read more