Prom Night

Lori Bryce SWQ Spring 2017

A few years back, late on a Saturday night in May, I’m doing what every middle aged mother of three does at this hour - grocery shop. In my more youthful days, if I were at a grocery store at ... View full post - Prom Night

Remodel Your Way to a Free Vacation

Heather McKay SWQ Autumn 2017

Most people like you and me use credit cards for everyday spending or a few big ticket purchases. Are you using the right card? Is your credit card working for you and helping you to stay out of credit card ... View full post - Remodel Your Way to a Free Vacation

On Being a Blue Family

Lori Bryce SWQ Winter 2017

NOVEMBER 8TH. At approximately 11:00 pm an eleven-year-old goes to bed in tears. My husband was there to witness it. I went next door earlier in the evening with wine and cheese in hand ready for the celebration. Instead, I ... View full post - On Being a Blue Family

Make it a Festive Halloween

Madelyn Posey SWQ Autumn 2018

When I was growing up as a kid, there were a few houses that will forever stick in my memory as the place to go on my trick-or-treating route. They were always decorated, a little spooky, and the owners were ... View full post - Make it a Festive Halloween


John Magnus Champlin SWQ Holiday 2018

While the usual paranormal or supernatural occurrences tends to happen when the observer is seemingly alone at home or on a dark poorly lit street, there have been cases that break those molds. Times that not just a couple witnesses ... View full post - Lore

Deck the Halls

Betsy Harris SWQ Holiday 2019

In case you didn’t hear, Bradley James Designs has relocated to the South Wedge. The storefront, previously home to Flower Power Déco, has been in the hands of Bradley James and his captivating designs for a year and a half. ... View full post - Deck the Halls

Pets of the Wedge: Clawed

SWQ Autumn 2016

CLAWED Tuxedo Domestic Shorthair Cat Owner: Deb Z, Zaks Avenue Job: Shop greeter and all around Fur-buddyHis mustache lured his mom at an adoption event 10 years ago. Clawed is a special boy who had a rough start. Living under ... View full post - Pets of the Wedge: Clawed

Pets of the Wedge: Truman

SWQ Autumn 2016

TRUMAN Golden Retriever/Shepard Mix – A Heinz 57Owner: Maggie Stockman, AbodeJob: Cashier’s Assistant, sleeping and fly catcherTruman was part of a rescue from Scottsville Animal Shelter who worked with a A.A.R.F, an organization in Tennessee that rescues pets from high ... View full post - Pets of the Wedge: Truman

Pets of the Wedge: Greta

SWQ Autumn 2016

GRETA Shepard/Rott/Pit mix Owner: Jeana and John Roth, John’s Tex MexJob: Security, couch warmer & fur distributorAdopted from Lollypop Farm at the age of 2, Greta had already been through 4 or 5 homes.John & Jeana couldn’t be happier they ... View full post - Pets of the Wedge: Greta

Getting to the Point

Paula Frumusa SWQ Autumn 2016

Acupuncture, chiropractic treatment, herbal remedies, laser therapy. Have you ever thought about alternative medical practices for your beloved pet? I can speak from experience, they are safe and effective options ... View full post - Getting to the Point

Little Free Libraries

Lori Bryce SWQ Autumn 2016

They’re dotted about the neighborhood. There must be a half dozen or more within a half mile of our front door. Not every neighborhood is so complete but the South ... View full post - Little Free Libraries

The Reality of Yelp

Deb Zakrzewsi SWQ Summer 2016

According to Wikipedia, “Yelp is an American multinational corporation ... which publishes crowd-sourced reviews about local businesses... The company also trains small businesses in how to respond to reviews, hosts social events for reviewers, and provides data about businesses...”Founded in ... View full post - The Reality of Yelp

Hot Chicks in the City

Paula Frumusa SWQ Summer 2016

Thinking about raising your own chickens? Fresh eggs in the morning sure do sound tempting. But there are some things you need to consider before bringing home a chick or two. The City of Rochester codes relating to owning fowl ... View full post - Hot Chicks in the City

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 ... View full post - App App App

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 ... View full post - Clean Local

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 ... View full post - Serenity Now

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 ... View full post - 10 Ways to Support Small Businesses Year Round

Blog, blog, blog

Katie Libby SWQ Holiday 2013

Messy Nessy Chichttp://www.messynessychic.com/The blogger that runs Messy Nessy Chic lives in a cute, little apartment in Paris and has a hot, French boyfriend that runs her site for her. This typically would mean we ... View full post - Blog, blog, blog