SWQ Winter 2016

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Serenity Now

SWQ Winter 2016

It’s a new year and a good time to freshen things up in our lives. If you are looking for inspiration, why not start with this year’s Pantone colors of the year, Rose Quartz and Serenity? Every year ... read more

An App A Day...

Katie Libby SWQ Winter 2016

Tis the season for us all to remember all of the burgers and fries we ate last year, and all of the chia seeds and protein powders that we bought and let sit in the cupboard all year long. ... read more

Featured Musician: Alex Jones | Druse

SWQ Winter 2016

1. Tell me a little about yourself: what got you into music, where you take inspiration from, etc. I know that it’s incredibly cliche to say something like “music has always been a part of my life,” but I ... read more

Love Winter, No Matter What The Weather

Karen Miltner SWQ Winter 2016

Winter. Last year, it seemed as if it would never end. This year, it seemed as if it would never come. Whether the season is unrelentingly cold and snowy, miserably gray and muddy or continuously flip-flopping between ... read more

Tour The Odd Fellows Lodge

Rose O'Keefe SWQ Winter 2016

If you were ever told to ‘be nice’ to so-and-so, then the idea behind the Independent Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF) is not hard to grasp. Their motto to “visit the sick, relieve the distressed, bury the dead and ... read more

Michael Avery & Co. Hair Studio

SWQ Winter 2016

Owner: Michael Avery612 South Avenue585.271.8040 | MichaelAvery.comOpened in 2007Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 9-8 by appointmentServices Offered: wearable haircuts, basic to formal styling, specializing in expert colorStyle Tips for 2016: Hot water is “Enemy #1” to ... read more

Paragon Salon

SWQ Winter 2016

Owners: Jennifer Lind and Tammy Lind Cruppe sisters and business partners 700 South Ave.585-271-5580 | salonparagon.netSalon Paragon opened in 1998, moved to 700 South Ave and became Paragon Salon in 2013Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 9:30-8:00Services Offered: ... read more

1048 Barber Lounge

SWQ Winter 2016

Owner: David Reese1048 South Clinton Ave. 585.205.8536Opened December 2014Hours: Tuesday-Friday 11-8, Saturday 10-8, Walk-ins AcceptedServices Offered: Haircuts, coloring services for men and women of all nationalities.Style Tips For 2016: Hairstyles are athlete inspired, ... read more

Compliments Hair Salon

SWQ Winter 2016

Owner: Tonja McNair524 Mt. Hope Ave. adjacent to Headz Up Hats. Opened in 1999 as Tonja’s Personal TouchHours: By Appointment OnlyServices Offered: Shampoo Style, Shampoo Cut, Wet Sets, Shampoo Blow dry, Cold Waves, Coloring, Highlighting, ... read more

Glover’s Barbershop

SWQ Winter 2016

Owner: Erskine Glover700 South Avenue585.244.8928Opened in 1991. First located at 654 South Avenue, then 672 South Ave, and now currently located at 700 South Avenue.Hours: Tuesday-Friday 11-6, Saturday 8-6Call for appointments, Walk-ins welcome

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Julianna Salon and Spa

SWQ Winter 2016

Owner: Julianna Tallo656 South Ave. 585.376.0483juliannasalonspa.comOpened April 2014Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 10-7, Friday 9-5, Saturday 10-3Services Offered: Hair styling, coloring, cutting; Pedicures, manicures, waxing, sugaring.Style Tips for 2016: Have fun with your ... read more

Personal FX Hair Studio

SWQ Winter 2016

Owner: Joseph M Bailey III646 South Ave585.473.2370Hours: Tuesday-Friday 12-7Services Offered: Specializing in Advanced, Current Coloring and Highlighting Techniques. Corrective Coloring, Personalized Precision Haircutting and Styling. Style Tips for 2016: Change is good, take your ... read more

Bauman’s Barbershop

SWQ Winter 2016

Owner: Mike Bauman 697 South Ave.585.473.6061Opened in 2012Hours: Tuesday 9-6, Wednesday-Friday 9-5, Saturday 8-2Services Offered: Haircuts and straight razor shaves.Style Tip: Be yourself and get the hair style that best suits you. Many ... read more

Surface Salon

SWQ Winter 2016

Owner: Lee Gray661 South Avenue Suite B585.360.4446Opened in 2007Hours: Monday 12-6, Tuesday-Thursday 12-8, Friday 12-6, Saturday 12-4, Sunday closedServices Offered: Full service hair salon, waxing, facials, makeup.Style tips for 2016: We like to ... read more

The South Wedge Barber Shop

Rose O'Keefe SWQ Winter 2016

Even though the 30th anniversary of Gina Bellardino’s barber shop lands on April 1, Gina is no fool. My connection to her is from meeting her up at Durand Eastman beach. She’s been cleaning the beach for decades while ... read more

10 Ways to Support Small Businesses Year Round

Deb Zakrzewsi SWQ Winter 2016

Happy New Year and thank youfor shopping small this holiday season! The “Shop Local” message is getting out there, and we knowit is folks like our readers who are making that happen.How do small businesses keep the momentum ... read more

Move it to Lose it!

Lori Bryce SWQ Winter 2016

We Americans are overweight. If not carrying excess pounds, then likely unhealthy in other ways – drinking excessively, smoking and/or simply stressed out. That’s the bad news. The good news is that every 365 days there is a January ... read more

New Year, New You

Dr. William Valenti SWQ Winter 2016

Feeling like you’ve overdone it during the holidays? Don’t worry, it’s a common feeling. And then there’s that New Year’s resolution. The problem is that for most of us those resolutions don’t last, and by the time Super Bowl ... read more

Healthy Eating in the New Year

Bridgette Pendleton-Snyder SWQ Winter 2016

Each January I find myself scanning the internet for new healthy food ideas. After indulging at family gatherings and holiday parties my body is ready for all the healthy food I can get my hands on. It can be ... read more

South Wedge Mission

Kevin Kosieracki SWQ Winter 2016

Continuing my exploration of the churches in the South Wedge neighborhood, I visited the South Wedge Mission (SWM) for the first time during their Christmas Eve Service. I felt like I discovered a hidden gem in the community. It ... read more

Abundance Co-op Market

dan leicht SWQ Winter 2016

Jim DeLuca, General Manager at the Abundance Cooperative Market, looks forward to moving to Abundance’s new location at 571 South Avenue. This cooperative community grocery store gives customers the chance to become an owner. The timeline is May or ... read more

Wedgepoint Update

dan leicht SWQ Winter 2016

Monica McCullough, Senior Vice President of Housing for PathStone Corporation, said the Wedgepoint project, a three-story mixed-use development on the corner of South Avenue and Byron Street, will bring family housing to the area. The May 2016 completion date ... read more

North Edge of the South Wedge

dan leicht SWQ Winter 2016

Property owner John Diamantopoulos who purchased the building at 428 South Avenue said he’s planning to start work there in the fall of 2016. Diamantopoulos said that as of now he’s “waiting for construction to be finished in the ... read more

503 South Avenue Available

dan leicht SWQ Winter 2016

Property owner Lyjha Wilton hopes to see the space at 503 South Ave. bustling with activity again soon. The short-lived Bada Bing Restaurant, that opened in autumn 2015, has closed. The location has been home to several barrestaurants including ... read more

Lindsay & Pete Nabozny

Philip Duquette SWQ Winter 2016

Nothing feels better on a cold winter day than settling into Savasana at the end of a yoga session. Savasana, or Corpse Pose, at the end of each class wipes the slate clean, sending you back out in the ... read more

Pyramid Arts Tattoo

Katie Libby SWQ Winter 2016

When Pyramid Arts Tattoo held their grand opening at 638 South Avenue at the end of October 2015 they hit the ground running. “We’ve been extremely busy – way busier than we expected,” says co-owner Ben Wight. Wight has ... read more