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11 End-of-Life Arrangements

Cover illustration by Amy Liebl



The conversation no one wants to have but everyone should. By Debi Neville

14  The Nouveau Trousseau

Or Bra-Wars and the Frumpy Fungus. By Olive Martini

21 Driving While Intoxicated

The standard, choices and consequences. By Michelle Kubitz and Alison Rentschler


38 See How Local Gardens Grow

With silver bells, cockle shells and garden enthusiasts all in a row. By Trish Amundson A drab deck becomes a distinctive bi-level sunroom and outdoor living space. By Lori Kieffer


18 Revive Your Jive!

Products and services that strive to smooth away the years we’ve weathered.



41 Remodelers Corner


24 Homeless in Rochester

Seeking shelter, rebuilding lives. By Amanda Wingren


45 Art and Ambience

Touring a trio of area art fairs. By K. L. Snyder

Healthy Living

28 Sweet and Sinful

A duo of frozen delights for the unrepentant. By Margo Stich

50 Complimentary Calisthenics

Rochester Phys Ed provides free outdoor exercise classes. By Bob Freund

On the Lighter Side 54 Watch Your Step!

How one family’s hiking expedition slithers off the beaten path. By Amy Brase

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32 How to: Baklava

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34 Seasons of the Vine By Margo Stich

36 Life Giving You Lemons? Make Limoncello! By C. G. Worrell July/August 2013


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n addition to our regular features this special issue of RochesterWomen explores a few “taboo” topics. Consistent with our mission to connect women with each other and the community in a positive way, our taboo subjects aren’t bawdy or vulgar, rude or disparaging. They’re simply subjects that can be difficult (or embarrassing) to talk about. They’re things that should be discussed but often aren’t, subjects that are food for thought, help us plan or make us laugh. Right off the bat, we tackle the toughest discussion you’ll ever have with a family member (assuming you’ve already covered the birds and the bees): how to prepare yourself and your family for the end of life. In “End-of-Life Arrangements” (pg. 11) we consulted with local attorneys and financial advisors to bring you advice and a glossary of key documents you and your loved ones should be aware of regardless of your current health or age. This idea stemmed from a painful personal experience of mine that could have been avoided. A year and a half ago my mother passed away after a 14-year battle with cancer. I knew her death was approaching, yet even as I watched her health decline, I could not bring myself to address the business that accompanied the end of her life. I could not bring myself to look at her life insurance policy or draft a power of attorney—it still puts a lump in my throat. So I pushed it off one more day…and one more day and one more…until the day she died. Within 20 minutes of her death, I was asked what funeral home I wanted to use. I didn’t know. My mother lived in Indiana her whole life and only moved to Minnesota to be with me and my family for one last summer. No one she knew lived here. Would the funeral even be here or should it be in Indiana? The next day, I learned she had no will, so some of the wishes she expressed verbally before she passed had never been placed in writing and were not legally permissible. I learned I had no access to her bank accounts because she had no pay-on-death beneficiaries and her life insurance policy listed my grandmother (who predeceased her by nine months) as beneficiary. Not facing the business of my mother’s death didn’t keep it from happening. It just left me with questions and a financial mess that could have been prevented. No one should face the loss of a loved one that way, so this was the taboo topic I wanted to bring to our readers. Another topic our team felt belonged in a “taboo” issue was homelessness because it is something we rarely talk about as a society but should. Before I edited “Homeless in Rochester” (pg. 24), I didn’t realize there are people in our community living in cars and sleeping near heat vents in alleys. And I never would have guessed 46 percent of Minnesota’s homeless are children. I hope this piece raises your awareness, as it did mine, and makes a difference…no matter how small. On the other side of the taboo coin lie the embarrassing—and often funny or curious— things in life, like shopping for undergarments if you aren’t a Victoria Secret model or asking your esthetician what a Brazilian wax is. Ever heard of a Vampire Facelift? We’re going to tell you about it on page 19. We hope you enjoy this special “taboo” issue. It’s not racy or daring, but we hope it starts a conversation. All the best,

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Thu., July 18, 5–8 p.m., Rochester Public Library Auditorium Featuring more than two dozen local authors and an array of work through multiple genres, the Rochester Public Library is proud to showcase the latest published work of these writers while connecting them with members of the community. For more information about this free event, contact Kathie Armstrong at 252-0599.


Sat., Aug., 3, 8:30 a.m. Registration, Silver Lake Park, Westside Pavilion Bring the whole family for an all-day event including games, activities and lunch provided by Famous Dave’s. All proceeds benefit Our Miracle Babies to support families who are experiencing complicated pregnancies, infants with special care needs or infant loss. For more information, contact Kelly at 272-8991 or email


July 15–21, 5–8 p.m., Eyota A week of celebrating a great town and the people that make it so is what the Eyota Days Celebration is all about. Packed with activities for the whole family, the festival includes a farmer’s market, parade and community street dance. Visit or contact Kathy Gust at 545-2331.


Mon., July 8, Rochester Golf and Country Club 11:30 a.m. Registration 12:45 p.m. Shotgun Tee-off Rochester Golf and Country Club hosts the 29th Annual Five Person Scramble Golf Tournament. The tournament will be followed by cocktail hour, dinner and a silent and live auction during which an all-white summer attire is preferred. A $150 fee per golfer includes green fees, cart, locker room, shirt and admission to the evening events. Proceeds benefit the Gift of Life Transplant House. Contact Rita Hawkins at 535-1015. Register online at by June 30.


LADIES PINK POKER NIGHT Thu., July 25, International Event Center 4:30–6:30 p.m. Registration 6:30 p.m. Games Begin Whoever said poker is a man’s game was sadly misinformed. Grab some girlfriends, dress all in pink, try a variety of hors d’oeuvres and find out how to play poker the way it’s meant to be played. Enjoy a night of friendly competition while supporting the Rochester Area Eagle Cancer Telethon! Beginners welcome. Visit


Aug., 8–11, 8 a.m.–8 p.m., Veteran’s Memorial Park, Kasson From food vendors and parades to treasure hunts and fireworks, you’ll find everything you’re looking for at this spectacular weekend-long celebration! For more details, contact Candy McKern at 951-8700 or visit

GUS MACKER 3-ON-3 BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT August 10–11, all day, Rochester Area Family Y The national tournament of driveway pickup basketball is coming to Rochester. People of all shapes, sizes and experience levels are invited to compete with other local players in the community. Cost is $132 per team with an $8 registration fee. Register by July 22 at Proceeds benefit the Rochester Area Family Y. 8

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Mon., July 15, Rochester Golf and Country Club 11 a.m. Registration 12 p.m. Tee- off Play 18 holes of golf at the Rochester Golf and Country Club while supporting a great organization. Dinner, games and a silent and live auction follow a day of golf. All proceeds help Bear Creek Services support individuals with developmental disabilities by assisting with affordable housing, medical care, jobs and more. Visit or call Brian at 288-7195.

ARC’S CELEBRITY MULLIGAN GOLF TOURNAMENT Mon., July 29, Somerby Golf Club 11 a.m. Shotgun Tee-off The Arc of Southeastern Minnesota hosts its 9th Annual Celebrity Mulligan Golf Tournament at the Somerby Golf Club in Byron. All proceeds benefit The Arc, an organization supporting families and individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Register online at



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End-of-Life Arrangements The conversation no one wants to have but everyone should BY DEBI NEVILLE



we love, we would make our own plans,” says Cindy Finch, LGSW therapist at Highland Meadows Counseling Center. “Advanced planning is the most loving thing an individual can do for her family.” To raise the subject with a spouse or parent, Finch recommends picking a conversational setting and using a tender, loving approach, such as, “I was just reading an article that made me think about the importance of discussing final

WHAT IT IS: “It’s a set of instructions that explains the wishes of the principal [person who made the will], enabling heirs to see clearly where assets go,” explains Attorney Bruce Cameron of Cameron Law PLLC. WHY IT’S IMPORTANT: The verbal wishes of the deceased told to a loved one before death—but not properly documented in the will—will not hold up in court. “If a person dies without a will [i.e., intestate], the court appoints a personal representative to take care of the estate. It may tie up the estate for a prolonged period of time and can be costly. A will doesn’t mean the estate won’t go through probate. There are exceptions. However, the goal is to make the will cover as much as possible,” says Cameron. HOW TO START THE PROCESS: Make a list of your assets and where you’d like them to go. Be sure to have an executor in mind (i.e., the person who will help administer your will). Include a list of contingent beneficiaries in case your primary beneficiaries predecease you. Constructing a legal will is precise and can be complicated, depending on the nature of your assets, so wills are best drafted by a lawyer well-versed in trusts and estates.

arrangements,” or “I know it may be difficult to talk about death, but I want your wishes to be honored.” Call on assistance from a sibling, minister, friend or lawyer if you struggle to broach the topic, but don’t put it off. Failing to plan for death will not prevent it from happening; it only adds complex legal and financial issues to already heart-wrenching emotional ones. Below are a few of the most important issues to consider.


WHAT IT IS: “Probate is a legal process administered by a probate court where [a person’s] will is determined to be admissible,” says Cameron. WHY IT’S IMPORTANT: It is the legally binding administration of the deceased’s assets and liabilities. The length of the process varies and can sometimes be avoided, depending on complexities of the estate. HOW TO START THE PROCESS: When your loved one dies, consult his/her will to determine if it designates an executor, and have that person contact an attorney to determine if probate is necessary. If there is no will, no executor is appointed by the will, or the executor is no longer living or able to perform these duties, appoint a representative to meet with the attorney. July/August 2013



iscussing the end of life—the passing of person and property—is a talk that makes us dreadfully uncomfortable. Yet if our wishes are to be honored after we are gone (or have become incapacitated), the right financial plans and legal paperwork must be in place regardless of our current age or vitality. “Ideally, if each one of us could see this topic as a way to actually care for our families and reduce the burden for those


Final Arrangements Checklist Do you have a will? Are the beneficiaries current? Do you have a power of attorney for aging parents or a loved one with a serious chronic disease such as terminal cancer or Alzheimer’s before they become incapacitated? Do your financial accounts have pay-on-death options? If so, have you designated beneficiaries and contingent beneficiaries? Are they current (i.e., no ex-spouse still listed)?


Are your financial and legal documents in a secure location? Does a trusted family member know where to find them if they are needed?

WHAT IT IS: It is a trust created through a will that becomes active after the grantor [person making the will and creating the trust] dies. “It’s like a bucket which allows the individual to place things into a trust that the heirs are able to take out,” says Cameron. WHY IT’S IMPORTANT: A testamentary trust allows such things as real estate to go to heirs or a life insurance policy to go to minor heirs with conditions on their use. “It can provide significant advantages like avoiding probate and taxes. However, not all assets can be transferred to a trust,” says Cameron. HOW TO START THE PROCESS: Discuss any special circumstances that might necessitate a trust with your attorney when you are having your will prepared.


WHAT IT IS: “The power of attorney gives a designated person the right to make decisions and handle financial and legal concerns on [the grantor’s] behalf. This position—which ceases upon death of the grantor—can be the first step in preparing to set your affairs in order,” says Cameron. WHY IT’S IMPORTANT: This powerful document grants the designee the ability to write checks, pay bills and enter into contracts (including buying or selling a home) on the grantor’s behalf. It makes handling a loved one’s legal and financial affairs much simpler while they are living. Since it expires upon death, pay-on-death accounts and wills are still necessary to fulfill the grantor’s wishes after death. The power of attorney also comes with fiduciary duties that must be followed and can lead to criminal and/or civil action if abused.


WHY IT’S IMPORTANT: If you still have minor children, be sure your will provides for their legal guardianship or conservatorship, including the funds they will need for their welfare and education. “This is something we don’t want to think about, but what is more valuable than your children?” Cameron adds.


WHAT THEY ARE: A pay-on-death designation transfers assets—such as life insurance proceeds and savings and checking account balances, CDs, IRAs—directly to the designee upon the death of the principal. WHY THEY'RE IMPORTANT: There is no ambiguity about who receives the funds, and it avoids probate. All funds in these accounts are distributed as soon as necessary paperwork is completed, including a certified death certificate (which can take up to 4–6 weeks in some areas). This can be vitally important for financially strapped family members facing funeral expenses. HOW TO START THE PROCESS: Contact your life insurance company and financial institutions and be sure all accounts that carry a pay-on-death option have a listed beneficiary and contingent beneficiaries. Make sure they are consistent with your current wishes, especially after a change in marital status or loss of a close loved one. Let a trusted family member know what accounts and insurances you hold and where these legal documents are located.

FUNERAL PLANNING The average cost of a funeral for burial is $7,000 to $10,000, not including a plot (cremation averages $1,500 to $,3500)—costs paid by the heirs, regardless of the presence of insurance or savings to cover them. Different funeral homes offer different products and services (at different prices), so as morbid as it may sound, interview several funeral homes about the services they offer and what they cost. If you or your loved one has specific requests or limited finances, consider pre-planning. During a pre-planning visit, you can determine choices from caskets to songs to the obituary wording. It also provides an opportunity to pay for some or all of the expenses in advance. Some pre-planned funerals require a signed contract, so be sure you understand how pre-planning works at the funeral home you’ve chosen and review any contracts carefully. Last, when visiting, consider taking a close friend or family member with you to help you remember questions if emotions interrupt your thoughts. Visiting a funeral home can be an emotional experience, even if you are only pre-planning. Debi Neville is a Rochester freelance writer whose father passed away seven years ago. Before his death, he insisted on giving all his final arrangements his “stamp of approval.” This planning ahead made a difficult situation much easier. 12

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The Nouveau Trousseau Or Bra-Wars and the Frumpy Fungus BY OLIVE MARTINI



ometime after the age of 40, I looked in the mirror and saw my grandma staring back at me…in big white panties and a shabby brassiere. My heart sank: “When did I become so damn frumpy?” Scientists will probably disagree, but I suspect frumpy is a fungus that attacks middle-aged women like creeping bread mold. In the human female, it rounds the belly, widens the buttocks and zaps our fashion sense. Psychologists may argue that frumpy is just a state of mind—the insidious spawn of habit and malaise. Whatever it is, frumpy had me in a stranglehold. Big time. Over the last decade I’d gained 10 pounds, abandoned stilettos for flats and traded my contacts for glasses. I hadn’t been carded at a liquor store in years, but I certainly wasn’t ready to be put out to pasture. I could resurrect this body image, right? So, I launched a de-frumping campaign. I started yoga, ate less refined sugar and updated my wardrobe with slacks that didn’t touch my ribcage. I sent all my mom-jeans to Goodwill and vowed to shave my legs every other day, even in the winter. Then I launched my quest for new underwear. I began at the Silhouette Shoppe in the Kahler Grand Hotel where I chatted with Linda, a fitting specialist, about the state of my lingerie drawer. “The most common mistake I see middle-aged women make,” Linda said, “is to keep wearing the same bra size they did in their 20s. The result is shoulder and back pain.” Apparently the 40-plus-year-old woman needs to update her bra size because childbirth, gravity and aging stretch the ligaments that support the breasts. Droop. Sag. Flop. Call it what you will, but the older breast needs three things: a wider strap, enhanced support and more coverage. I imagined the industrial bras that my great aunt Bertha wore: “Can a bra be both functional and pretty?” “Sure,” said Linda. “Check out these styles by Anita and Classique.”

She plucked two lacy numbers from the rack. One was the loveliest shade of dusky rose I’d ever seen. Spurred on by this discovery, I also consulted with the lingerie specialist at Macy’s. I learned that bras are like shoes; a woman needs a variety of styles for different activities: soft cup for travel, smooth contour for the office and sports bras for exercise. Her best advice: “Whatever you do, wear a properly designed bra. More support delays the sagging process. And remember: a bra worn two to three times per week is permanently stretched by six months. Toss it.” Over two months I bought lingerie for different occasions, but pretty support bras and panties could only take my perimenopausal figure so far. A crisis loomed ahead…. In less than a month I had dinner reservations with friends at the Les Nomades in Chicago. After weeks of salads and sit-ups, I still couldn’t suck in my gut enough to rock a little black dress. Time for the big guns. The Victorians had corsets. Marilyn had girdles. Therefore, I ventured into the land of modern-day “shapewear” (a.k.a. Spanx®). Once I tugged on that lycra-nylon bodyshaper—bye-bye belly, hello hourglass! Not a panty line in sight. During our fancy dinner in Chicago, my stilettos pinched more than the Spanx, but I looked like a million bucks. I even caught the French wine steward giving me the once-over. Oolala! More than any other factor, I credit my lingerie upgrade with delivering me from the post-40-frumpy-funk. Wearing a nice bra and panty set each day isn’t a luxury; it’s a normal, healthy habit like brushing and flossing. My collection of lace, satin and silk undergarments gives me a psychological boost every time I open the drawer. And let’s face it…a new trousseau is much cheaper than cosmetic surgery or therapy. Olive lives in Rochester but prefers to remain anonymous. ­— CONTINUED ON PAGE 17


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Curious about the difference between chemical peels, Botox™, Hyaluronic Acid fillers and other “injectables?” What cosmetic procedures must be performed by a doctor? Is it all just vanity? Be sure to check out our coverage of cosmetic surgery and other procedures in the Sept./Oct. issue of RochesterWomen magazine.

shopping “Botox in a bottle,” Instant FIRMx™ by Peter Thomas Roth reduces the appearance of age-revealing trouble spots for about 12 hours (just long enough to get through summer wedding photos): $38 for face tightener and $40 for eye firm, About Face, 292-0922.

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Ever heard of a Vampire FaceLift®? This doctor-performed non–surgical procedure reshapes the face by using a combination of Hyaluronic Acid wrinkle fillers and blood (drawn from your arm and spun through centrifuge to separate the platelets before injecting them back into the face): $800 and up, Essence Skin Clinic/Med Spa.

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Meet Jane Doe. Jane is a 35-year-old, 5’6” female who weighs 150 pounds. An hour and a half ago, she went to a spontaneous happy hour to wish an officemate farewell. She’s now had two premium margaritas with little to no food in her stomach. Is she safe to drive home? We all know that drinking and driving is a crime that injures and kills many people every year. In 2011, 111 people were killed by drunk drivers in Minnesota. Nine of those were in Olmsted County. For the safety of everyone we should plan ahead when drinking. But what happens when we don’t? Do we know when we are safe to drive? More importantly, what happens if we’re wrong?




• Quick accelerating/de-accelerating/ inconsistent speed • Tailgating • Weaving or swerving • Not driving on road or hugging the white or yellow line •Erratic braking •Committing a moving violation such as running a stop sign or a no turn on red •Failing to turn headlights on

Source: Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) July/August 2013



The legal standard for Driving While Impaired (DWI) (a.k.a. Driving Under the Influence (DUI)) is .08. After two margaritas, Jane Doe is not falling down or slurring her speech. She is “just a little buzzed.” But what does that mean? “Buzzed driving is drunk driving,” says Lt. Christina Krueger of the Minnesota State Patrol. “It is not just the ‘legal’ limit you need to be aware of, but if your judgment is impaired, and your driving behaviors show signs of impairment, you are a danger on the roadway and can be arrested for DWI. Buzzed is the point where impairment signs start to show, and judgment is impaired. She should not drive if people with her are—or if she is—questioning her impairment.” Here are some signs that you (or your friends) might have passed the point of safe driving: • Any changes in volume or elocution of speech (i.e., louder, sloppier—not necessarily slurred—words) • Repetitive speech • Swaying or stumbling upon standing, even slight differences in movements • More than one regular-sized drink in an hour (this varies based on the rate at which an individual burns off alcohol and the amount consumed, and also the amount of food or water consumed.) Test yourself: When a person is intoxicated, the eye muscles involuntarily twitch when put to a simple test. Have a friend hold her index finger up about 5–6 inches from your nose. Without moving your head, follow her finger with your eyes. Have her slowly move it across to the far left side of your face (to the point you can barely see it without moving your head) and then back to the middle and then over to the far right. If you have had too much to drink, your eye will involuntarily twitch when your eyes move to the far left and right. This is the first field sobriety test (called the horizontal gaze nystagmus test) law enforcement will run when you are pulled over.



Jane Doe decides to drive home. She convinces herself she is fine and can take the back roads. Five minutes from her house, she looks in her rearview mirror and sees the lights of a patrol car signaling for her to pull over. “We look for speed, weaving, swerving,” says Krueger. “If we stop them, we ask if they’ve been drinking. We watch for slurred speech, blood shot eyes, look for signs, and then we determine if we will ask them to get out of the car.” Jane is now out of the car. What’s next? Standardized field sobriety tests (SFSTs): “The first test is the horizontal gaze nystagmus. … We move a finger across in front of person’s face, watch their eyes, and see if the eye bounces (like a windshield wiper) or follows the finger smoothly,” Krueger explains, noting that the eye bouncing is a sign of intoxication. “The second test is the walk and turn. We have the person walk heel-to-toe on a line. The third test is the one-legged stand,” Krueger continues. “In this test, a person is asked to stand on their right or left leg and to hold the stand for a period of time.” Jane fails the SFST s. What’s next? A preliminary breath test is administered on the roadside. Although this test is not admissible in court, it is used as confirmation for the SFSTs, according to Krueger. If Jane refuses to take this test, that is a crime in and of itself. Jane’s breath test indicates she is over .08 and she is placed under arrest. Since Jane was arrested in Rochester, she is taken to the Adult Detention Center (ADC) on Fourth Street SE. “She will be read the Implied Consent Advisory, asked if she would like to speak with a lawyer about testing and asked if she will take a second breath test,” Krueger explains. In the state of Minnesota, if Jane refuses this second test, it is an additional violation to the original DWI charge. If Jane registers a .08 on this breath test and this her first DWI arrest, she will be charged with a fourth-degree DWI (each DWI arrest enhances the degree of the crime). What about detox? Does Jane get a phone call like you see on TV? Could she be released? “At an .08 she would not go to detox unless she was ill because of the alcohol,” explains Kreuger. “She would be able to make a phone call from the jail, and if this is her first DWI at a .08 she would be able to be released to a 22

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sober person once she has been fully booked in to the jail.” Jane would be issued a citation for the level of DWI that she is charged with (3rd or 4th degree) which would include a court date. It is her responsibility to appear in court and plead guilty or not guilty to the charge.


So what will this bad decision cost Jane? “The consequences for driving impaired will vary for each DWI offender,” according to the Department of Public Safety (DPS) website. “A typical penalty for a first-time offender is loss of license for a minimum of 30 days up to a year and possible jail time. Costs of DWI can be as high as $20,000 when factoring court costs, legal fees and increased insurance premiums.” If this isn’t her first DWI or if she was over a .16, the penalties are more severe. For more information on the ramifications of DWI, visit educational-materials/Documents/ impaired-dwi-consequences.pdf. The consequences don’t stop at court either. According to Ken Rosemark of C.O. Brown Insurance Agency, insurance premiums may significantly increase for about five years after you’re arrested for DWI. In some cases, if you have been charged with DWI, your insurance company may choose to cancel or not renew your insurance within 30 days. Jane, of course, is lucky. No one was injured. The cost is only monetary…and maybe some pride. “People who are in crashes don’t ‘think’ bad things are going to happen, and that is because alcohol impairs judgment,” Krueger emphasizes. “It takes one poor decision to change a life.” Michelle Kubitz and Alison Rentschler are both Rochester freelance writers.

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Homeless in Rochester Seeking shelter, rebuilding lives BY AMANDA WINGREN • PHOTOGRAPHY BY FAGAN STUDIOS

Unfortunately, children like DaCorey (pictured above) comprise 46 percent of Minnesota's homeless. Luckily, he and his family now have temporary housing through a Salvation Army program.



“A lot of families that are homeless rystal Bartz and her three children, Salvation Army. “We try to make sure people Temperance (age 6), DaCorey, (age 4) have all the resources they need, according to are really just like you and me,” and Darius (7 months), have been situated eligibility assessments they must take when says Margo Njguna, a social in transitional housing through the Salvation they come to us,” explains Cindy. “But worker with the Salvation Army’s Army for two months—a place they are the biggest issue is finding decent, Transitional Living & Counseling affordable housing.” relieved to be even if it is only temporary. program. “They have fallen on hard When Crystal was four months pregnant Crystal and her family applied for the times but really just want the with Darius, she encountered health problems Transitional Housing Program, which that required her to be on strict bed rest, which provides families a place to live for up to best for their families.” meant she couldn’t work. A domestic dispute 24 months. During that time they are and subsequent breakup left Crystal and her connected with resources that help them children without a home. regain their self-esteem and confidence and reestablish themselves. “We were fine for so long, and then the rug was pulled out from But the program is often full and takes time to process applications. beneath us,” explains Crystal. “The thing you worry most about is “I thought it was impossible, but then one day, Margo [Margo Njguna, a social worker with the Salvation Army’s Transitional where we’re going to sleep tonight. It gets to where you don’t even Living & Counseling program] called me. I started to bawl,” care how you’ll eat. You really only think about where you’ll sleep. remembers Crystal. “There was a time I thought I couldn’t do it I thought I would have to separate the kids—one can sleep at this anymore. I couldn’t envision a future. But Margo saved us. We’re house, another there, and I’ll just sleep in the car.” Though homelessness is not always clearly visible in Rochester, finally coming back together.” it certainly exists. People double up in houses, sleep in cars, on the Crystal’s transitional home is simple but comfortable, and her relationship with Margo is strong and trusting. She feeds Darius heat vents in alleys, in alcoves in buildings or underneath bridges, and explains what she sees for her future: “I’m definitely going to go according to the Salvation Army which provides many resources back to work, take the budgeting class and clear up my credit. I want for the homeless: food and clothing programs, social rehabilitation to buy a house so that my kids have a place to call home. I know it programs, medical options and housing assistance and services. “Many of the women who show up here are single women, will be a slow process, but it will work. It makes such a difference to with children, who are fleeing domestic violence and literally know that you’re not alone, and that you’re not being judged.” have nothing,” says Cindy Norgard, Director of Social Services at — continued on page 26


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Crystal and her three children (two pictured here: Darius, 7 months, and Temperance, age 6) once faced being separated to find shelter. Now they have a place to call home.

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Nearly half (46 percent) of Minnesota’s 10,214 homeless people are youth and children ages 21 and younger, according to a 2012 survey ( Pages/default.aspx). The Rochester Public School system currently tracks 350 homeless children within elementary, middle and high schools in the district. As the Students in Transition (SIT) Coordinator for the Rochester Public Schools, Melissa Brandt’s job is to identify homeless and at-risk homeless youth enrolled in the Rochester Public School district and connect them with resources to keep them consistently enrolled and able to go to school. “Every time a child has to switch schools, they lose four to six months of curriculum. As you can imagine, if a child is switching schools multiple times within a year, they can fall considerably behind,” explains Melissa. “Homelessness, more than poverty, is the biggest academic deterrent.” A key factor for Melissa is to help the children with transportation to and from school—from public transportation vouchers to gas vouchers that temporarily ease some of the financial burden on the family. In the two years that Melissa’s position has existed with the district, she has witnessed huge strides to raise awareness, such as food


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“It is our instinct as a society to pass judgment on someone sleeping in a car,” says Melissa Brandt, Students in Transition (SIT) Coordinator for the Rochester Public Schools. “We can be very good at marginalizing. The hope is to help [homeless youth] not have to live life in the margins. It is pretty wonderful to see the families succeed, to see a kid graduate and know you were a part of helping them.”

shelf and backpack programs in the schools and the Garden Fair event held this past June to benefit homeless youth in the Rochester School District. “One of the great things about my position is that it is not my responsibility to judge. My primary responsibility is to serve kids and get them to school,” explains Melissa. “I find the need and connect them with resources. These families are absolutely seeking help, and they are so grateful when they find it.” Amanda Wingren is a Rochester freelance writer.

Interfaith Hospitality Network is a network of 49 area faith communities which helps homeless families with children under the age of 16 in times of crisis by providing food, shelter and security. Contact: 811 7th Street NW, Rochester; 507-281-3122 or visit Rochester LINK Program (Living Independently with Knowledge) strives to transition at-risk and homeless youth ages 16-21 into independent adults by providing case management services, lifeskills groups, peer support groups and a transitional housing program for those who are eligible. Contact: 816 South Broadway, Rochester; 507-258-4108 or visit United Way provides a referral service for information about health and human services statewide, including housing and transportation. Dial the service by calling 211 or 1-800-543-7709 or 1-800-861-7364 (TTY line for hearing impaired). Visit Family Support and Assistance at 507-328-6500 The Salvation Army provides resources and information regarding other Homeless Community Network Programs, as well as free lunches every day, dinner twice a week and a food shelf program through Channel One. Visit How can you help? Volunteers and donations are the lifeblood of these organizations; they’d greatly appreciate any assistance you can provide.

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l u f n i S d n a t Sweet and Sinful A duo of frozen delights for the unrepentant BY MARGO STICH • PHOTOGRAPHY BY DAWN SANBORN PHOTOGRAPHY


he American palate for desserts is globally recognized. To ravenously indulge in chocolate

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Maple Walnut Ice Cream

Shhhhh….your favorite top-quality commercial ice cream will have found its rival once you discover this frozen gem! 2 eggs

2 tsp. maple extract

7/8 cup sugar 1/8 tsp. salt, optional

1 box (3.4 oz.) instant vanilla pudding

2 cups skim milk, divided

1/2 to 1 cup chopped walnuts

2 cups heavy cream Whisk eggs with sugar in a medium saucepan, then whisk in 1 cup skim milk. Place over medium heat. Continue whisking until the sugar is melted and mixture is thickened. Remove from heat. Stir in the remaining milk, heavy cream, maple extract and salt. Sprinkle the instant pudding in while stirring to incorporate the powder. Chill in refrigerator for two hours—stirring about halfway through—then place in ice cream maker.* Process until mixture begins to firm, then add walnuts in final stage of processing. Continue until frozen. *If an ice cream maker is unavailable, partially freeze in freezer, then beat with electric beaters to incorporate air. Refreeze partially. Repeat beating, add in the walnuts and then freeze completely.

Incredible Double Chip Frozen Mousse


Oh my! How can one resist a frozen “light” dessert on a warm summer evening? If desired, this can be prepared in parfait glasses, layering crumbs and filling to make an irresistible refrigerated mousse. Serve with a spoon. COOKIE CRUST:


2 cups cream-filled chocolate cookies (like Oreos), crumbled (22-24)

3/4 cup butter, melted

7 Tbsp. butter, melted

3 (1 oz.) squares unsweetened chocolate


3 eggs

Additional frozen whipped topping, peanuts and additional cream-filled chocolate cookies

3 cups frozen whipped topping

1 cup sugar

1/2 cup peanut butter chips 1/2 cup chocolate chips

For crust, stir cookie crumbs and butter together. Butter the inside of a 9-inch springform pan, then press crumb mixture tightly into bottom of pan. Chill. For filling, cream the melted butter and sugar. Melt the chocolate, then add to creamed butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, then beat for 2-3 minutes. Fold in half the whipped topping, then add the remaining topping and chips. Turn filling into the cookie crust. Freeze (filling doesn’t hold shape for cutting and serving unless frozen). To serve, garnish with additional whipped cream, peanuts and crumbled cookies.

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Follow recipe above except reduce sugar by 3 tablespoons, substitute white chocolate for the unsweetened chocolate and substitute white chocolate chips for the peanut butter chips. Before turning the filling into the crust, spread a thin layer of raspberry jam (seedless preferred) over the chilled crust. To serve, garnish with additional whipped cream and fresh raspberries. 30

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aklava (pronounced BA’•kla•va) is a Middle Eastern dessert made of phyllo pastry filled with chopped almonds, pistachios or walnuts and soaked in a sweet syrup—often made with honey. This traditional Greek version uses only walnuts and a sugar syrup (rather than honey) which enhances the lovely spice tones.

BEST-EVER BAKLAVA Yields 40 servings

2 cups sugar 2 cups water 1 stick cinnamon 2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice 1-inch strip of fresh lemon peel 8 cups walnuts, chopped coarsely 1/3 cup confectioners’ sugar 1 1/2 Tbsp. ground cinnamon 1 tsp. ground cloves 1 1/2 pounds unsalted butter 1 pound frozen phyllo (also spelled "filo") dough Whole cloves SPECIAL EQUIPMENT Pastry brush

Glass pan, 9x13 inch Phyllo dough. Frozen phyllo must be thawed in the refrigerator overnight or at room temperature for one hour before using. It is notoriously difficult to handle because it is so thin and dries out easily. To prevent this while you’re working, keep the phyllo under a slightly dampened cloth. Set out ingredients, including defrosted phyllo. Make the syrup several hours before assembling the rest of the ingredients. The syrup should be room temperature as the baklava is baking—for best results pour cool syrup over the hot baklava. To prepare the syrup, bring the sugar, water, cinnamon stick, lemon juice and peel just to boiling, then turn back the heat. Simmer, without stirring,* for about 20 minutes or until a thermometer reaches 230°F. Remove pan from heat to cool. * Stirring causes cloudiness in the syrup; the acidic lemon juice prevents crystallization of the sugar as the syrup heats. 32

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Heat oven to 350°F. Chop the walnuts, then combine thoroughly with the confectioners’ sugar, cinnamon and ground clove. Melt the butter over low heat. Keep it warm throughout assembly. Use a pastry brush to butter the bottom and sides of a 9x13 inch glass pan.


 Lay a single sheet of phyllo on the bottom of the pan and brush with melted butter. Repeat 6 or 7 times until pan is lined with butter-covered phyllo.


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Sprinkle a heaping 1/3 cups of the nut mixture evenly over the phyllo. Continue layering: 2 phyllo sheets (butter after each) then a scant 1/2 cup nut mixture, phyllo then nuts, etc. After the final layer of nuts, finish off with the final 6 or 7 sheets of phyllo. F old in the phyllo sheets hanging over the edge of the pan and butter them into place, as layers are placed.

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Cut the baklava into triangles before baking. First cut squares or rectangles, cutting only to within 1/8-inch of the edge of the pan rather than to the edge. Then cut across each diagonally. Insert a clove into each triangle to help hold it together (remove clove before eating).

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 ake at 350ºF for about 40 minutes until slightly B browned (a convection oven helps obtain even color). To avoid burning the dough, check the baklava often toward the end of the baking time.  emove from oven. Pour room-temperature R syrup over the pastry immediately, pouring slowly enough to allow the syrup to soak. Cover the entire surface. Let stand for several hours or overnight before serving. Cover in pan with foil (plastic wrap will soften the crust). Baklava freezes well if wrapped tightly in aluminum foil. It can also be prepared and frozen unbaked. When ready to use, bake (unthawed) in a 300°F oven 3 to 3 1/2 hours or until golden.

Margo Stich has served as food writer for RochesterWomen magazine since its inception. She wishes to thank Maria Pasalis for returning to work with us here. Many of Maria’s Greek recipes were featured in the Harvest 2001 issue of RochesterWomen.

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Seasons of the Vine BY MARGO STICH

Margo Stich, food editor

Taboo Teamings: Food and wine pairings to avoid


hile food and wine pairing can be a highly subjective process, there are some principles which will help prevent an unpleasant combination. The acids, tannins and sugars in wine interact with the chemical properties in food, resulting in different taste sensations. So when choosing a wine consider the most expressive flavors of the dish—sweet, salty, sour (or acidic) or bitter—and follow the tips below. Acidic: Highly acidic food often decreases awareness of sourness in wine, making a wine taste richer and mellower. An entrée low in acids can make an acidic wine taste more acidic or sour, but acidic wine paired with acidic food works well. Avoid pairing a dry Riesling (naturally acidic) with a cream-based pasta dish (low acid), but do pair Chianti (acidic) with red-sauce pasta (acidic). Salty: Salty foods bring out the bitterness in tannins, so avoid heavily oaked or highly tannic cabernet sauvignons with ham or other salty dishes. Subtle sweetness in wine will tone down a salty entrée, so the palate cleansing nature of these wines works especially well. Try a semi-sweet Riesling with your ham. Sweet: Sweetness in a dish increases awareness of bitterness and astringency in wine, making a wine seem drier, stronger and less fruity. Pair sweet foods with sweet wines. Slightly sweet dishes often need slightly sweet or off-dry wines. Avoid dry white wines and bold dry red wines with desserts. Bitter: When bitterness in wine meets that in food (i.e., spinach, broccoli, Brussels sprouts) they do not cancel each other out; they merely combine. Avoid red wine with these flavors and consider a Sauvignon Blanc or New World* unoaked Chardonnay instead. *New World refers to wines produced outside the traditional wine-growing areas of Europe—particularly the U.S., South America, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Canada.

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Artichokes: These tend to “clash” with highly tannic red wines; choose a rosé or dry Sauvignon Blanc. Asparagus: Avoid all reds (can create a metallic taste) and oaked wines; lighter whites or Rieslings are good choices. Chili Peppers: Hot chili peppers clash with oaky white and tannic red wines. Go light with a Gamay-style or New World* Pinot Noir (or beer). Chocolate: Varies widely in intensity and taste. Avoid white wine. Go with a full-bodied red wine or port. Cream: Avoid dry red wines. Try a buttery Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Viognier or cold-climate Brianna. Egg dishes: Avoid oaked wines. Lighter white wines, sparkling wines and even Champagne are good bets, or select a fruitier Chardonnay, Pinot Gris/Grigio or cold-climate La Crescent. Smoked foods: Avoid highly-oaked or tannic wines. Smoked salmon loves Champagne, Riesling (especially an off-dry style) and beer.



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Post Town Winery, Rochester, has expanded their food menu to include a variety of gourmet pizzas prepared in their new pizza oven. They continue to offer live music Friday evenings and Saturday afternoons. Visit Whitewater Winery, Plainview, is also expanding their menu, adding sausage and cheese straws along with bottled sodas. In Spring 2013, two new semi-sweet to sweet red wines were released. Visit Due to ongoing popularity, it is now necessary to book reservations weeks in advance for the food and wine pairing dinners offered on Thursdays at Four Daughters Winery, Spring Valley. Visit Can’t drink wine, don’t like wine or drew short straw as the designated driver? Head for Salem Glen Winery, Rochester, where they offer a variety of loose leaf teas and tea items in addition to wine and related accessories. Visit

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Life Giving You Lemons?


ROME! What’s not to like?

It’s got excellent cuisine, gorgeous Italian men and luscious limoncello (pronounced lemon-chello)—a lemon liqueur that smells heavenly and looks like liquid sunshine in a bottle. Made from lemon zest and grain alcohol, it explodes on the tongue in a vibrant burst of citrus that will cleanse your palate and leave you giggling. During my first trip to Rome, I discovered that if I dined at restaurants off the tourist track—and flirted with the Italian waiters—they’d whip out the house limoncello to cap off the evening. Sipping shot glasses of their home-brewed liqueur is how I fell in love with this yellow nectar of the gods. Back in America, I scoured the local liquor stores for limoncello. I bought a few “ok” brands for $25–$30 per liter, but their flavor paled when compared to the stuff I’d tasted in Rome. On the Internet, I found many variations of limoncello recipes and made multiple batches until I settled on the formula I like best. It’s surprisingly easy but requires a challenging combination of virtues: forethought and patience. If you want to be creative, impress your dinner guests or give a cool present, then brew your own limoncello. Here’s how.


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You’ll need: 12 small (or 9 large) lemons (preferably organic) One-gallon wide-mouth glass jar and lid 1 liter Everclear® (151 proof) 4 1/4 cups water 3 cups white sugar a fine strainer a funnel 3–8 weeks (patience is a virtue, remember?) Rinse lemons well. Remove peels with a paring knife. You want only the yellow layer, not the bitter white pith. Place peels in the glass jar, add the Everclear, close the lid and date it. Let the mixture sit for 10–30 days. The longer it steeps, the more intense the infusion. After 10–30 days (you did wait, right?), make a simple syrup: Heat 4 1/4 cups of water until warm enough to dissolve 3 cups of white sugar. Set syrup aside; cool to room temperature. Add the simple syrup to the jar of peels and Everclear. An intense yellow emulsion blooms right before your eyes! Reseal and let the mixture steep another 10–30 days (hard part, round two). I commend your patience. Now, using a fine strainer, decant the mixture into a mixing bowl. Discard the peels. Use the funnel to distribute the limoncello into containers. Recycled wine bottles work well. Recipe yields 2 1/2 liters of 60-proof liqueur. Store limoncello in the freezer. It’s best served cold. Cin cin! (Italian for Cheers!)

Tilta-Worrell (my husband’s creation): Put ice cubes in a tumbler. Add: 1 jigger vodka (1.5 oz. per jigger) 1 jigger limoncello 1 jigger all-natural cranberry juice (the bitter stuff) 2–3 jiggers club soda or carbonated lime water Stir and serve with a lemon slice. C. G. Worrell is a freelance writer and veterinarian at Heritage Pet Hospital.

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See How Local Gardens Grow BY TRISH AMUNDSON


hether you’re an aspiring gardener, experienced green thumb or just a lover of outdoor parties, garden tours hosted this summer by two local, non-profit organizations are your opportunity to see wonderful and uniquely creative area gardens…rain or shine!

Rochester Garden and Flower Club Annual Garden Tour Thursday, July 18, 4 p.m. to dusk Established in 1929, the Rochester Garden and Flower Club is a non-profit group that connects gardeners with the community through monthly meetings, activities, community projects and its annual July garden tour. “The garden tour started with a private club ‘members only’ tour in the 1940s,” says Connie Parrett, who co-chairs the event with Barbara Muenkel. “In the early 1990s it opened to the public and has evolved and grown ever since.” The yearly event now draws over 600 attendees and raises funds for projects all over Rochester, including landscape planning and education for Habitat for Humanity; the Olmsted County 4-H horticulture awards; and providing landscaping assistance at the Olmsted County fairgrounds, Rochester Area Family Y, Historic Mayowood Mansion and the Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial Gardens. On the tour, participants can visit educational booths and see demonstrations while experiencing an assortment of yard and garden features:

• Impressive, beautifully designed small city lots • Creatively landscaped hillside yards • A unique variety of ponds, waterfalls and streams • One-of-a-kind handcrafted garden art • A large acreage with an impressive array of gardens for sun and shade, along with wildflowers and vegetables “One can just relax and have a beautiful evening touring the gardens, listening to music and enjoying the creative works of artists,” explains Parrett. “The tour is a showcase of ideas for those seeking inspiration for their own gardens.” Tickets can be purchased at RCTC, Heintz Center S.M.A.R.T. Gardens, 1926 College View Road SE, from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on the day of the tour. The cost is $10 per person; children and students are free. Non-perishable food donations will be accepted for Channel One. “Take the Trolley” ticket packages are available in advance. For more information, visit

Master gardener tips for a chemical-free yard and garden “Most master gardeners try not to use a lot of chemicals,” says Joyce Grier, of the University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardeners, Olmsted County program. She offers three earth-friendly options for maintaining a healthy yard and garden: 38

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Homemade Deer Repellant — Ingredients: 1 Tbsp. cooking oil, 1 Tbsp. Dawn blue dish soap, 1 c. milk and 1 egg. Blend the oil, soap and egg in a blender and add the milk. Add mixture to 1 gallon of water and spray onto plants. 

Compost — Use only vegetable or plant matter and leaves (no meat or pet waste). Let everything break down to become compost. Ideally, alternate layers of green material (kitchen scraps) with brown material (fall leaves) to achieve an active pile. The compost can be used as a summer mulch or mixed into the soil to retain moisture.

Organic Lawn Fertilizer — Corn gluten meal can be used as a slow-release lawn fertilizer and can help reduce the growth of new weeds. Used in the fall, it helps the yard’s root system and promotes a nice green lawn in the spring.

Photos courtesy of Rochester Garden and Flower Club and University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardeners, Olmsted County and Terry Grier.

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Tour with the Masters Fourth Annual Garden Tour Wednesday, July 24, 4–8:30 p.m. The University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardener, Olmsted County program provides science-based information about gardening to the public. The title “master gardener” indicates the gardener is a volunteer for the University of Minnesota extension program, whose goal is to help others in the community with horticulture. The program’s annual garden tour offsets the costs of the program’s projects. “It educates gardeners about different aspects of gardening and showcases how different individuals have dealt with typical problems in their yards,” says Joyce Grier, chair of the tour. The 2013 self-guided tour includes seven gardens, allowing tour participants to see various horticulture and water features and learn about the following: • Ornamental grasses, shade-tolerant plants, and vegetables and flowers grown in straw bales • Best practices for a healthy lawn by Douglas Courneya of RCTC • The importance of rain gardens and how to create one by Megan Duffey Moeller

• Steep, shady gardens of astilbes, coral bells, hundreds of hosta varieties and more by Cindy Tomashek • Livening up garden beds with antiques by Nancy and Dan Taylor with art by Andrew Arend • Creating a circular garden with native prairie plants by Pat Tabor • The gardens of Golden Hills Education Center Tickets are $5 per person and can be purchased on the day of the tour at any of the gardens on the tour or the west parking lot of the RCTC Heintz Center, 1926 College View Road SE, beginning at 4 p.m. Advance tickets can be purchased at Sargent’s on 2nd starting July 10 or from a master gardener. For garden locations visit then click “Master Gardener Program” then “events.” “Take the Trolley” ticket packages are also available for this tour. For more information, visit

Trish Amundson is a Rochester-area freelance writer and trial-and-error gardener. July/August 2013


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PROJECT: By Lori Kieffer • Photography by Fagan Studios

A drab deck becomes a distinctive bi-level sunroom and outdoor living space.

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ow does one transform a drab, rarely used deck into a distinctive bi-level living space packed with entertainment potential? Lots of planning. In converting their deck to an all-season sunroom with adjoining patio, Janine Yanisch and Chris Jankowski didn’t want support posts or an overhang spoiling their view or darkening their basement the way the old structure had. “We wanted to utilize our outdoor living area more, so we began planning on how we could best do that,” says Janine. Working with Dale Mulfinger of Sala Architects, garden designer Kelly Rae Kirkpatrick of Green Spirit Gardens and contractor Terry Babcock of Edge Homes and Construction, Janine and Chris planned meticulously to ensure they had the right design. July/August 2013


The four-season sunroom is suspended above the patio, and the fireplace shares a chimney with the patio fireplace/grill below.

Babcock fashioned custom grates for the outdoor fireplace out of stainless steel rods and mesh (pictured far right). The grates easily convert the outdoor fireplace to a grill, making it a versatile centerpiece for the beautiful patio.


“The remodeling took four months to complete,” Janine recalls. “The planning took place off and on for a year, though.” The result: a uniquely suspended four-season sunroom with an open outdoor patio underneath. Supported by a special concrete base, the sunroom doesn’t require extra support posts directly underneath it, so it appears to float over the patio below. Inside the sunroom, a fireplace, in-floor heat and plenty of insulation help keep the area warm in the winter so Janine and Chris can enjoy their 5 a.m. coffee long after summer’s warm temps are gone. “The half walls [in the sunroom] serve well to define the space, as well as provide extra seating. We have a beautiful space for living with the feeling of being outdoors,” Janine says. To connect the upper level to the patio, Babcock fabricated a custom stairway using structural steel and aircraft-quality stainless steel cable. He also built a

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dual-purpose outdoor fireplace and grill on the patio that shares a chimney with the sunroom fireplace. The two-story fireplace—conceived of by Kirkpatrick and incorporated into the overall plan by Mulfinger— maximizes efficiency and space. Babcock even constructed custom grates for the fireplace which quickly convert it to a grill for outdoor cooking and entertaining. The sunroom overhead provides ample shade for the outdoor space and makes a great backdrop for relaxing meals, entertaining friends and wine tastings. Whether it’s catching up with the daily newspaper by a crackling fire in the sunroom in January or entertaining guests on the patio in July, something’s always happening here inside and out. Lori Kieffer is a freelance writer from Rochester.

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Great River Road Wine Trail Trolley Tour! Sunday, August 18, 9 am – 5:30 pm Experience three unique wineries and vineyards of Mississippi River Valley! Cannon River Winery, Cannon Falls – Extended tasting of eight award-winning wines Falconer Vineyards, Red Wing – Wine tasting and wood-fired pizza on the deck

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Touring a trio of area art fairs BY K. L. SNYDER

SERENDIPITY IN VILLAGE PARK: THE 40TH ANNUAL STOCKHOLM ART FAIR On Saturday, July 20, the charming community of Stockholm, Wis., (located less than an hour from Rochester) will celebrate its 40th Annual Art Fair amongst the tranquil breezes of Lake Pepin. “The fair has come a ways since the days of selling chickens and giving away kittens,” says its coordinator Linda Day, referring to the first art fair held by a group of artists new to Stockholm who wanted to introduce themselves and their art. Still emanating that hippie sort of vibe, this year’s event will include 107 artists from five states displaying a wide variety of work—paintings, jewelry, sculpture, photography, clay, glass, fiber, leather and more. Area musicians will also perform original songs throughout the day. Not to be outdone by the fine arts, culinary masters from the region will offer gastronomic experiences ranging from wood-fired pizza to organic beef and chicken teriyaki to homemade lefse and maple cotton candy. “Cooking is another form of art; our canvas is just different,” says Jennifer Daggett-Peterson, owner of The Village Inn Cafe and Exceptional Bite Catering in Durand, Wis., who will be tempting fair goers with unique wraps like Thai chicken and roasted ratatouille with hummus. So go to Stockholm hungry and soak in the art and serenity of this one-of-a-kind fair. For more information, visit

Photos courtesy of Stockholm Art Fair and Midge Bolt. July/August 2013



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August 10-11, 2013 in Rochester, MN Mail in Deadline July 19th • Online Deadline July 22nd Register your team • $132 team fee PICK YOUR PLAY Option 1: Register your team today! Youth & Adult Divisions available (Youth: 10 & under, 11-12, 13-14, 15-16 and 17-18 Adult: 19-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40 & older). Co-ed teams are allowed. Registration online at Option 2: Volunteer! An event this size cannot take place without volunteers. Sign yourself or your service club up to help. Job descriptions and available shifts located online at Option 3: Become a sponsor! Court sponsors receive one complimentary team. Call Sarah or Steve at 287-2260 for more information on sponsorship packages. Option 4: Be a spectator! Competitive basketball. Downtown Rochester. Slam Dunk Contest. Vendors. Music. Fun... Need we say more? You won’t want to miss this event! Option 5: Tell a friend! Do you know someone who LOVES basketball? Tell them about this opportunity to play in the Macker!!

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ECLECTICALLY URBAN: THE 50TH ANNUAL UPTOWN ART FAIR Set in Minneapolis’ vibrant Uptown district, this bustling three-day show, starting August 2, spotlights the work of more than 350 artists from the United States and abroad in 12 different media. Drawing hundreds of thousands of people each year, the Uptown Art Fair is Minnesota’s second-largest public extravaganza (after the state fair). “What we strive to create is an experience,” says Maude Lovelle, executive director of the Uptown Association. “Uptown is urban, eclectic and unique, and visitors to the fair experience a community showing itself off.” In addition to ample art to peruse, the fair offers non-stop, diverse entertainment ranging from reggae music, drum ensembles and gospel to salsa, belly dancers and a magician. The Family Imagination Station has art activities for all (including the artistically challenged) and the Kitchen Window Culinary Arts Competition pairs Twin Cities chefs with Twin Cities artists. This popular attraction gives opposing teams the same ingredients and a half-hour to prepare a scrumptious dish and an objet d’art. Different teams vie every other hour to reach the finals on Sunday afternoon. Tasty treats for the palate are as abundant and assorted as the art work. At the fair’s food court, 22 vendors serve smoothies, vegetarian and ethnic cuisine as well as standard fair staples. The parking lot of Old Chicago restaurant is transformed into an outdoor wine garden oasis. If you prefer to indulge in a leisurely sit-down meal after a busy day at the fair, check out one of Uptown’s 45 restaurants, including Stella’s Fish Café (with its casual contemporary seafood menu and spectacular rooftop deck) and Lucia’s Restaurant (an Uptown staple for 28 years whose menu changes weekly featuring seasonal specialties and superb wine). For directions, menus and hours visit and For more information about the fair visit

Photos courtesy of Uptown Art Fair. July/August 2013


Photos courtesy of Dawn Sanborn and Rochester Arts Council.

FAMILY FUN DOWN BY THE RIVERSIDE: ARTIGRAS V Looking for something closer to home? Be a tourist in your own town at Rochester’s ARTigras on August 17. Turning five this summer, it’s growing like a 5-year-old should. The creative brain child of the Rochester Arts Council, ARTigras has expanded to include artists from an even wider geographical area and is expected to exceed the 100–125 booths of years past. All forms of artistic media are represented and are handmade and one-of-a-kind, says Bari Amadio, executive director of the Rochester Arts Council. Like its four predecessors, ARTigras V has three components: ARTiVillage, ARTiStage and ARTiKids. Visitors stroll among the white tents of ARTiVillage and study displayed artwork while musicians and dancers perform throughout the day on ARTiStage. Past performers have included a blues singer, a string quartet, jazz and brass groups, Middle Eastern dancers and more. Family-oriented, relaxed fun, ARTigras not only welcomes kids but offers them their own space to create and explore. At ARTiKids, youngsters can produce designs and see them steamrolled into prints by a real steamroller, have their faces painted by master painters or join in a safe, supervised tree climbing adventure. Grab a bite to eat at this all-day event at one of the many ARTigras vendors whose menus feature brats, burgers, nachos, pizza, Italian sausage in pitas, Cold Stone Creamery ice cream, gyros, wine and beer. For more information visit K. L. Snyder is a Rochester freelance writer.

40TH ANNUAL STOCKHOLM ART FAIR, Sat., July 20, 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Village Park, Stockholm, Wis. Some people arrive by boat, but if you drive, follow the signs to the parking field to catch the shuttle. For more information visit 50TH ANNUAL UPTOWN ART FAIR, Fri., Aug. 2, noon–8 p.m.; Sat., Aug. 3, 10 a.m.–8 p.m;, Sun., Aug. 4, 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Lake Street and Hennepin Avenue neighborhood, Minneapolis. For more information visit ARTIGRAS V, Sat., Aug. 17, 9 a.m.–6 p.m., Mayo Park (behind Mayo Civic Center). For more information visit


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Complimentary Calisthenics Rochester Phys Ed provides free outdoor exercise classes



emember gym class? A calisthenics warm-up followed by drills filled with jumping jacks, push-ups, sit-ups, knee bends…and maybe a few short jogs. This year, Rochester Phys Ed brings back—or acquaints you with—the benefits of weekly calisthenics in the open air of Soldiers Memorial Field Park every Saturday morning. It’s an informal, sociable, go-atyour-own-pace hour of invigorating exercise to get your heart pumping. And it really is free. The only “must” to join is a signature on a legal waiver. You can come every week or just drop in on a whim. Wear whatever is comfortable. You don’t even need to bring equipment; your own bodyweight is enough. Just line up and limber up!

COMMUNITY-WIDE PHYS ED Rochester Phys Ed (RPE) is the brainchild of Dr. Michael Joyner, an anesthesiologist and exercise researcher at Mayo Clinic, who was inspired by the free exercise program in Lawrence, Kansas, called “Red Dog’s Dog Days,” which began in 1984. Since then, the Kansas program has grown so big organizers now hold it in the field house or outdoor stadium at the University of Kansas. “They get hundreds of people that show up at this workout,” says Teri Joyner, RPE co-organizer and Dr. Joyner’s wife. The Joyners and local physical conditioning expert Wes Emmert, as well as other supporters, decided to launch the drop-in program to attract people “that aren’t 50

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necessarily committed to [regular] exercise,” says Teri. The program started outdoors the first week of January in the dead of winter. “You’d be surprised how quickly you warm up!” says Teri, remembering a snow-filled Saturday where the participants began by scooping out their exercise spaces. “We did the workout [using] the shovel,” she adds. A typical session in winter and spring attracted 25 to 30 people, with “at least five new people each time,” says Teri. By early May, participants had increased to about 125, ranging from children as young as 10 to seniors approaching 70 and plenty of 20- to 30-year-olds stopping in for a brisk workout.

IT’S YOUR WORKOUT Leaders, including the Joyners and Emmert, plan and guide the workouts, but RPE is not competitive. Nobody is counting push-ups or jumping jacks. “People go through at their own pace,” explains Teri. The program also offers modified movements for participants who might not have the strength or endurance to complete the standard exercises. That’s one feature that has drawn Nancy Matthews, 69, of Rochester, who has attended all but one session since joining RPE in mid-January. “I try to do the hardest [version] I can,” she says. “When I started I could maybe do five or six [jumping jacks] without getting winded. Now it’s up to almost 30, so progress is there.”

Matthews also finds the camaraderie encouraging: “Everybody that’s been there has been just a great bunch of people.” Jennifer Hess, 39, an emergency room physician for Mayo Clinic, also was there at the beginning of Rochester Phys Ed. It’s a workout that often fits her family’s busy lifestyle. “I think it’s fun that there’s something that the whole family can do,” says Hess, who has competed in triathlons and goes to RPE with her husband and three children (all 8 and younger) joining her at times. “I think what it does is it lulls people into having fun first and then they realize they’re exercising.” Forgotten how much fun it is to skip? Rochester Phys Ed can jog your memory while invigorating your body. Bob Freund is a Rochester writer.

Rochester Phys Ed PROGRAM: Calisthenics, group exercises, some jogging and high-step walking WHERE: Soldiers Memorial Field Park, Rochester (venue may change; check Rochester Phys Ed Facebook page for updates) TIME: 10:30–11:30 a.m. (subject to change during summer season) WHEN: Every Saturday FEES: None, but legal waiver required MORE INFORMATION: email or check out “Rochester Phys Ed” on Facebook

Winter picture courtesy of Teri Joyner.

Teri Joyner leads the Rochester Phys Ed group in some deep knee bends.


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Law Offices..................................23 Olmsted Medical Center...................................................... 6 Olmsted Medical Center, Weight Management Solutions.......................................16 People's Food Co-op............................................................33 Pescara.....................................................................................35 Reiland's Hair Clinic.............................................................15 Renew Retreat.......................................................................... 9 Rochester Area Family Y.........................................16 & 46 Rochester Art Center, Palette to Palate........................46 Rochester Greeters..............................................................44 Rochester Track Club..........................................................35 Rochester Trolley & Tour Company.....................39 & 44 Schulz Organic Fertilizer Inc.............................................44 Shorewood Senior Campus..............................................13 Silhouette Shoppe................................................................17 Sisters of Saint Francis.......................................................... 9 Saint Croix Vineyards...........................................................35 Trade Secret............................................................................15 Treats & Treasures................................................................31 Trulson Dental........................................................................20 UndercoverWear....................................................................44 United Way of Olmsted County.......................................25 Val-U-Blinds............................................................................46 Zumbro River Café...............................................................31 July/August 2013


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JUNE June 26–Aug 4 Great River Shakespeare Festival, (Winona): “Twelfth Night,” “King Henry V,” concerts, readings, times vary,, June 27–Aug 29 “Thursdays on First & Third,” Downtown Peace Plaza, 11 am–8:30 pm, weekly market, vendors, food and entertainment, June 29 Dixieland Jazz Festival, Winona State University, noon–7:15 pm, free, 452-8382, June 29–Oct 26 Rochester Downtown Summer Farmers Market (4th St & 4th Ave SE), Sat, 7:30 am–noon, Sun, 11 am–3 pm, (through Sept), rain or shine. Check website for Tues. & Thurs. locations, 273-8232,

JULY July 4 4th of July Celebration, Silver Lake Park, band concert, 8:30 pm, fireworks at 10 pm,

July 12 Palette to Palate, Reds, Whites and Brews, Rochester Art Center, 6–9 pm, 282-8629,, July 12–Aug 23 Summer at the Civic – Free Concert Fridays. Patio opens 5–10 pm; Music 6–9 pm. Civic Live features local musicians and bands on the Patio Stage during the summer! July 12, Aug 2: LP and the 45’s, July 19, Aug 16: Dianna Parks and Friends, July 26: Swing Street, Aug 9: Annie Lawler, Aug 23: Annie Mack. Rain or Shine! July 13 St. John’s Block Party, West Center St & 5th Ave NW. Plan to attend the final year of this all day music festival for food, fun and fellowship, 288-7372, July 15 Bear Creek Golf Classic, Rochester Golf and Country Club, 10:30 am registration, noon start, 5 pm dinner, prizes, live and silent auctions, 288-7195, July 15–21 35th Annual Eyota Days Celebration, children’s events, parade, street dance, 545-2331, July 15–21 Annual PrideFest, “United for Equality,” Gay Lesbian Community Services’, festival and vendor market on 7/21, Peace Plaza Downtown, July 18 Rochester Garden and Flower Club Annual Tour, 4 pm to dusk, self guided, 3:30–7:30 pm maps on sale, West lot, RCTC Heintz Center, benefits RG & FC community projects, See ad page 39.

July 7 “Down by the Riverside” Summer Concert Series begins with “Greg Kihn,” Mayo Park, 7 pm, free, Sundays through August 18, 328-2200,

July 19 RT Autism Awareness 11th Annual Golf Benefit, Willow Creek Golf Course, 10 am start, dinner, reception, register, 254-8901,

July 8 29th Annual Gift of Life Transplant House Benefit Golf Tournament & White Party, Rochester Golf and Country Club, 11:30 am, registration, 5:30 pm, social hour, 6 pm, White Party, 288-7470,

July 20 Stockholm Art Fair and Whitewater Winery Tour, Rochester Trolley and Tour Company, 9 am–5:30 pm, ride along the Mississippi River to Stockholm (Wis.) Art Fair. Return trip includes wine tasting and complimentary cheese boards at Whitewater Wines. 421-0573 or See ad on page 44.

July 10–14 Winona County Free Fair, St. Charles, July 12 20th Annual Relay for Life of Olmsted County, American Cancer Society signature event, RCTC Field House, 6:30 pm–overnight,, 52

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July 20 Outdoor Flea Market Fundraiser (part of Good Neighbors Day), Christ Lutheran Church, Byron, 8 am–5 pm,, July 22–July 28 Olmsted County Free Fair, Graham Park & Graham Arenas,

July 24 Tour with the Masters, educational local garden tours with Master Gardeners, maps available at: Heintz Center, (1926 College View Rd SE), 4–8:30 pm, fee, 289-9007, See ad page 39.

Aug 10-11 Gus Macker 3-on-3 basketball tournament, youth or adult four-person teams, enter at Entry fee of $132 must be received by July 19. Proceeds benefit the Rochester Area Family Y,, 287-2260

July 26 35th Annual Swing Your “Birdie” Golf Classic, supports Ronald McDonald House, Willow Creek Golf Course, registration and lunch, 11 am, start time, 12 pm, silent auction, awards, 5 pm, 282-3955,

Aug 15–18 Plainview Corn on the Cob Days, music, parade, vendors, free corn, Aug 16–18 Downtown Oronoco Gold Rush, 367-2111,

July 27 Wabasha Riverboat Days 5K & 10K River Run, Saint Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Wabasha, 8 am, route along Mississippi River, all ages & abilities, register by 7/26,, 651-565-5596,

Aug 16–18 Olmsted County Antique Show & Flea Market, (Gold Rush), Graham Park, 269-1473,

July 28 13th Annual The “Cruise”‑­—A Benefit Ride for the Ronald McDonald House (rain or shine), RCTC, (Hwy 14 & Cty Rd 22), registration, 8:30–11:30 am,

Aug 17 ARTigras 5th Annual Arts & Cultural Festival, Mayo Park, 9 am–6 pm, free, ARTiVillage, ARTiKids and ARTiStage, 424-0811,, bamadio@

July 29 9th Annual ARC “Celebrity Mulligan” Golf Classic, Somerby Golf Course, Byron, 11 am start, 5 pm banquet, 287-2032,

August 18 Great River Road Wine Trail Trolley Tour, Rochester Trolley and Tour Company, 9 am–5:30 pm, experience three unique wineries and vineyards of Mississippi River Valley! Cannon River Winery, Cannon Falls; Falconer Vineyards, Red Wing; Alexis Bailly Vineyards, Hastings; Vermillion Falls, Hastings. 421-0573 or See ad on page 44.

AUGUST Aug 2–10 Chatfield Western Days, Wits’ End Theatre presents Monty Python’s “Spamalot,” times vary, Potter’s Auditorium-Chatfield Center for the Arts, 867-8780,

August 18–25 Gladiolus Days, St Charles, Aug 23–25 50th Annual Greek Festival, Holy Anargyroi Church, 703 West Center St, Fri 5–8 pm, Sat 11 am–8 pm, Sun 11 am–6 pm, free admission/parking, 282-1529,

Aug 3 2nd Annual Little Miracles 5K and Family Fest, Silver Lake Park Westside Pavilion. Proceeds benefit Our Miracle Babies, 8:30 am, 5K run and walk, games and activities, 272-8991,

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Aug 3 4th Annual Dog Days of Stockholm, Stockholm, WI, on Lake Pepin, 10 am–4 pm, family & dog friendly; celebrate writing & the joys of a loyal dog, waiver for dog, vendors, 715-442-2237,

SEPTEMBER Sept 5 Chili Challenge benefitting Boys and Girls Club of Rochester, Peace Plaza downtown Rochester, 4-8 pm,

August 4 Uptown Art Fair!, Rochester Trolley and Tour Company, 9 am–5 pm, check out the eclectic 50th annual Uptown Art Fair in southwest Minneapolis. Buy and browse professional works of art ranging from limited editions to one-of-a-kind treasures. 421-0573 or See ad on page 44. Aug 5–15 Children’s Dance Theatre Summer Dance Intensive 2013, J.E.T.S. Dance studio, 1 & 2 week sessions, workshops with guest professionals from Minnesota Ballet, limited enrollment, 281-3335, Aug 8–11 Kasson Festival in the Park, Veteran’s Memorial Park, 8 am–8 pm, food, activities and shopping vendors, 951-8700,




Sept 7 ALS Walk, Soldiers Field Park, registration, 8:30 am, walk, 10 am, 612-672-0484, Sept 13–15 Great Dakota Gathering & Homecoming, Unity Park, Winona, Sept 15 9th Annual Join the Journey Breast Cancer Awareness Walk, Mayo High School, 7 am shirt pick up/breakfast, money raised here, stays here, pledges or minimum, registration, July/August 2013


on the lighter side

Watch Your


How one family’s hiking expedition slithers off the beaten path


e have ruined our oldest daughter for hiking forevermore. What began as a fun family adventure culminated in an angst-filled memory. It was a gorgeous fall day, and we were doing the Minnesota thing by heading “Up North” to inhale the essence of Lake Superior just north of Duluth at Gooseberry Falls State Park. The park is a treasure trove of meandering trails, bluffs and easy-access waterfalls. Hike five minutes and BOOM—a stunning waterfall. Hike five more and BAM—another one! As predicted, the kids were magnetically drawn to nature. We were like a family on the front of travel brochures. Someone should have been taking pictures of our natural ease in the wilderness. We were there for the Geocaching Avian Adventure. The kids were pumped about pursuing the Bird Cache as we tinkered with the GPS devices. We took turns reading the coordinates aloud. There may have been singing. But I soon noticed the clues were taking us farther from the beaten path and deeper into leaf-covered ones. “Snake!” our son suddenly announced as he pointed toward something rustling. Indeed it was. We froze. Our oldest daughter screamed, and I considered abandoning the mission. Instead, we offered assurance that the odds of seeing another on the same day were “so… incredibly…slim.” “Snake!” our son reported seven steps later. Big Sister began to jog in place while flapping her hands chaotically and demanding that Daddy, “DO SOMETHING!” I wanted to join her outburst, but I had to be an example of courageousness. “Let’s get out of here!” I calmly advised while sprinting away. “The odds are in our favor now. No more snakes today.” Little Sister, who adores snakes, crawled up onto Daddy’s shoulders for a better view. “There’s a snake. There’s a baby! Three. Four,” she began, counting mamas and babies from her perch. We were doomed. DOOMED! Reptiles camouflaged by fallen leaves and prairie 54

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Dad prepares the GPS and his cubs for an unforgettable hike.

grass were basking in the sun all around us. The trail would have been aptly named “Snakes of the Bluffland.” There have been occasions as a mother when I’ve wanted to assume a fetal position. But, I am the mom! The promise of a bird trading card had lost its luster. Big Sister was a mess. There was a mixed bag of commentary: “I want to go home! Why did you bring us here? This is the worst day of my life! I’m not taking another step!! I like INDOOR VACATIONS!!!” My husband reassured us of a rocky trail ahead along the banks of the river. I was skeptical, but there were no options. No rescue crew with a helicopter. Instead, we hiked single file. I knew something was amiss when he halted abruptly every few feet. That’s when I saw them. Snakes on the hill to my left and snakes…under…MY…FEET! Clearly it was a nest. I grabbed my daughter’s shoulders and gave her a firm nudge forward. There was a blood-curdling scream as she shoved her brother, who screamed and shoved my husband, who flung around to throw his hands in the air and demand that we all stop—ON THE SNAKE NEST—to avoid plummeting into the river. I did the only thing a reasonable mother could do: I ditched them. I shimmied alongside my hysterical children (with arms outstretched to protect them from falling into the river, of course) then took off. Eventually they followed, but it took some time for the wailing to cease. Back at the lodge, we reported the situation. The ladies just smiled and cooed about how much they love those “little fellas” because they take care of the mosquitoes. It took days for our oldest daughter to recover. She claims she will never, ever go hiking again and that we need to accept her for who she is now: “indoorsy.” Amy Brase is a writer who is now the proud owner of a Pine Grosbeak bird card.

Photos courtesy of Amy Brase.


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In addition to our regular features this special issue of Rochester Women explores a few “taboo” topics. Consistent with our mission to conn...

July/August 2013  

In addition to our regular features this special issue of Rochester Women explores a few “taboo” topics. Consistent with our mission to conn...