1 JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2018 COMPLIMENTARY
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Ritenour-Sampson DISCOVER YOUR CORE DESIRED FEELINGS
The Passion Test GETTING INTO YOUR HEART
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Desire Mapping Bring back who you were before the world told you who you should be. By Gina Dewink Photography by Fagan Studios
12 PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL 10
The Passion Test Getting out of your head and into your heart. By Emily Watkins
BEAUTY AND FASHION 15
I am a Beautiful Rochester Woman CaSandra White By Emily Watkins
HEALTH AND WELLNESS 16
More Than Skin Deep Cosmetic services restore and rejuvenate the mind, body and skin. By Trish Amundson
A Day in the Life of Dr. Carol Reid Olmsted Medical Center’s new otolaryngologist. By Emily Watkins
Curling Sweeps the Globe From the Gangneung Curling Centre in North Korea to the Rochester Recreation Center.
From the Ground Up Women are re-wiring the electrical industry. By Tori Utley
Costa Rica, Baby! A beautiful week come true. By Dawn Sanborn
Natural, Neutral New Home Delight for the long run. By Bob Freund
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Community Begins with Coffee Six local coffee shops inspire Rochester. By Joy Blewett
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More Women on the Move A renewed grassroots organization. By Brittney Marschall
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Winter in the City A plethora of options to do with children.
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Flock of Readers Rochester Public Library book groups. By Anna Matetic
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Who do you love? What do you love? What do you love to do? In this January/February 2018 issue of Rochester Women magazine, delve into desires and passions of your heart. Read “The Passion Test” (page 10) and “Desire Mapping” (page 12). Last winter, for my soul and social life, I gathered a group of women from church at Dunn Brothers Coffee one evening a month. I looked forward to getting out with other women for stimulating conversation, coffee or wine. (Yes, they serve wine at Dunn Brothers Coffee.) Developing a community of women is what I love doing with Rochester Women magazine as well. See “Community Begins with Coffee” (page 40). On Saturday, January 21, 2017, the Women’s March in Washington, D.C. created a wave of women’s walks across the country, including Rochester. I proudly put on on my hot pink vest, clipped a hot pink flower in my hair and went to Silver Lake in Rochester. (I know this is political, but I’ve been told time and time again that Rochester Women magazine has been around long enough to take some risks.) Lo and behold, who did I run into at the walk but my dear friend and personal trainer, Emily Watkins. We walked together and talked with women about their concerns and what action could be taken to protect our rights as women. It was empowering. Inspired by the walk, Emily hosted a postcard writing event at Empowered Wellness & Fitness Studio. There are also “More Women On the Move” (page 38) in politics. A few days later, Emily and I co-hosted a journaling workshop as the first in a series of Writers Workshops at Forager Brewing Company. We will be hosting book groups on January 24 and March 14 and a poetry writing workshop in April. Watch for events on Facebook. Check out “Flock of Readers, Rochester Public Library Book Groups” (page 43). I spent a lot of time studying for the Project Management Professional certification last winter. I passed in March. Yay! In July, I took a temp job with Foster Electrical a Premier Company as Office Manager and, in November, I was offered the position as a full-time employee (with benefits). Emily Watkins has been helping with editorial assignments for Rochester Women magazine since August and has a new-found passion. I have gained an appreciation for trades profession and corporate leadership (see “From the Ground Up: Women Are Re-Wiring the Electrical Industry” page 21). Find out what advertisers love about providing products and services and let them know you love reading Rochester Women magazine. Thank you for being a part of our community and Rochester Women magazine. Sincerely, jorrie@RWmagazine.com
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FORGIVENESS – MOVING BEYOND LIFE’S HURTS Sat. Feb. 3, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Assisi Heights, 1001 14th Street NW This retreat day will focus on how to keep your “inner harvest” clear and bright by releasing resentments and imprisonment from the past so that you can accept the invitation to a new freedom. Franciscan Sister Linda Wieser will lead participants in finding new freedoms and new potential in and through forgiveness using prayer, meditations, input, alone time and rituals that may help this transformation. She will use segments of the movie, “The Shack” by Wm. Paul Young as a resource for the stages of forgiveness. Cost: $40, includes lunch. No registration at the door. Register at rochesterfranciscan.org or 507-280-2195.
Featuring artists Michelle Fagan and Wendy Westlake, this free event will be held in the Parkside Art Gallery located on the 1st floor of Charter House. There will be a gallery talk at 5:15 p.m. Refreshments will be provided along with live music by pianist Marilyn Carriere.
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ROCHESTER WINTERFEST XVI Jan. 18 - Feb. 18 Rochester WinterFest takes place annually from mid-January to mid-February. There is a wide variety of activities happening in the Rochester area so all can enjoy the Cabin Fever Days of winter in Minnesota! There is something for everyone, young or old, indoors or out. Find a complete list of events at rochesterwinterfest.com
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The Passion Test GETTING OUT OF YOUR HEAD AND INTO YOUR HEART
BY EMILY WATKINS
HE PASSION TEST IS A PROCESS THAT HELPS PEOPLE IDENTIFY THEIR TOP FIVE PRIORITIES AND USE THEM AS GUIDELINES FOR DECISIONMAKING IN THEIR LIVES. IT IS A PHILOSOPHY, A WAY OF LIFE, FOCUSED ON LIVING THOSE THINGS YOU CARE ABOUT MOST.
DISCOVERING THE POWER OF PASSION LuAnn Buechler, master trainer, coach and transformational speaker, was introduced to “The Passion Test” book in 2007. She fell in love with the concepts and became certified as a Passion Test facilitator in 2010. Buechler now helps people live their lives with intention and purpose to find joy and fulfillment. She says, “I wanted to live the philosophies of the Passion Test, and I knew teaching it to others was the perfect way to implement it for myself.” During the training she found “peace of mind, a true state of calm and peace with myself. I finally knew who I was and what I wanted to do with my life.”
GUIDANCE FROM THE HEART Participant Beverly Jackson, who first took the Passion Test in 2013, says, “It is a process that takes you within yourself, shuts out what others have told you, and (allows) you...to listen to your own heart, which has a powerful impact on the happiness quotient of your life.” She uses her passions all the time to guide her decisions. “My life is so much more fulfilling. I am clearer on my direction.” Buechler hears from Passion Test participants, “You have changed my life monumentally,” and “I look back and it’s like two different worlds—my life before the Passion Test and my life after the Passion Test.” Jackson says taking the test will make “you listen to your heart and not your head, live your life in a way that supports growth, peace, confidence in your decisions, and helps you be the very best you. It teaches you how to have what you want and need, without giving anything up or sacrificing yourself.”
VISION AND MISSION STATEMENTS The workshop can be used to help participants determine their general life passions, but it can also be used in a specific way to clarify a business owner’s vision or for a student to figure out where to go to college, for example. Buechler helps people “stuck” in jobs figure out their “why” so that work becomes more meaningful. Rochester Women magazine utilized the Passion Test for Business led by Buechler for the first time in March 2015. The team developed a purpose statement for Rochester Women magazine and determined its passions and markers. These help Rochester Women magazine focus on strategies that support our personal and professional passions. 10 January/February 2018 RWmagazine.com
THE PASSION TEST FOR WRITERS Buechler led a retreat for writers in February 2017. Attendee Brittney Marschall says, “Before I went, I knew I loved writing, but it was a struggle to keep it a priority.” Her “passions” ended up being personal and professional, including having more freedom and flexibility and creating a safe space to be creative LuAnn Buechler so that she has the (top left) led Th e Passion Test for writers workshop space and time to at the 2017 Writ ers Retreat. write. She says, “The Passion Test helps you be more aware of your true desires, and it’s easier to make time for them.” Participants often keep a notecard with their passions on them. Marschall says that our busy lives are full of “tugs for your time,” and having a physical reminder of her priorities is a way to keep coming back to them as she makes decisions about her time.
TAKE THE TEST Buechler leads three-hour workshops once a month at 125 Live. She also brings the workshop to businesses and events. Participants leave with their top five passions and tools to live them in their life. She says, “Once you have a goal, it’s easy to figure out the action steps.” Upcoming events led by LuAnn include Inspired Women Writers Retreat, February 16-18 in Pepin, Wisconsin area and Passion Test for Professional Women workshop on March 3 at Terza Ristorante in Rochester. Buechler will also be leading wilderness treks this coming summer and fall. Check out her website LuAnnB.com for more information.
Emily Watkins is a personal trainer and writer in Rochester.
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Desire Mapping BRING BACK WHO YOU WERE BEFORE THE WORLD TOLD YOU WHO YOU SHOULD BE BY GINA DEWINK PHOTOGRAPHY BY FAGAN STUDIOS
N 2014, DANIELLE LAPORTE WROTE A BOOK THAT CAUGHT THE ATTENTION OF SO MANY WOMEN, EVEN OPRAH NOTICED. THE BOOK, “THE DESIRE MAP,” SUGGESTS WE ARE SETTING GOALS IN THE WRONG ORDER. INSTEAD OF CREATING TO-DO LISTS, COMPLETING OUR TASKS AND HOPING TO FEEL ACCOMPLISHED, DESIRE MAPPING RECOMMENDS WE FIRST FIGURE OUT HOW WE WANT TO FEEL. BY REPOSITIONING OUR FEELINGS TO THE TOP OF OUR PRIORITY LIST, LAPORTE CLAIMS DECISIONS WILL BE LESS STRESSFUL TO MAKE, IT WILL BE EASIER TO SAY NO AND WE CAN ALL BE A LITTLE MORE OPENMINDED AND OPTIMISTIC. SIMPLY PUT, DESIRE MAPPING IS A METHOD FOR FRAMING YOUR LIFE AROUND YOUR DESIRES. 12 January/February 2018 RWmagazine.com
DESIRE MAPPING IN ROCHESTER Heather Ritenour-Sampson is the owner of Yoga Tribe, a boutique urban yoga studio located in heart of downtown Rochester. “I discovered the Desire Map process when working with a business coach from California,” Ritenour-Sampson explains. “When my coaching began, I couldn’t even say what I really wanted for my life. As a wife and mother, I felt like my primary role was to make sure everyone else was happy, not to focus on myself. I also didn’t believe what I wanted mattered, because I couldn’t have it anyway.” Through coaching, Ritenour-Sampson experienced a life-altering change. “Desire Mapping gave me the opportunity to start talking about how I wanted to feel—which was a lot easier than naming what I wanted.” Ritenour-Sampson was hooked. She was able to clarify her deepest desires and start moving in the direction of her dreams. After the profound shift she experienced, Heather became a licensed Desire Map facilitator to share the experience with others. Ritenour-Sampson is also a Prana Vinyasa™ certified yoga teacher, an affiliate Prana Vinyasa teacher trainer through the Samudra School of Living Yoga and an empowerment coach. She originally got into yoga with a passion for athleticism and healing combined with a curiosity for stress management through meditation. She strives to bring healing to others through empowerment, transformation and self-compassion. This is why Yoga Tribe began offering Desire Map retreats as part of the yoga studio curriculum. “We often think of yoga as something we only do on a mat; moving and breathing,” Ritenour-Sampson explains,
“but yoga really is a means of transformation happening in all areas of our being, not just our bodies.” Because of this grounded sense of beliefs, Ritenour-Sampson asserts the Desire Map process can help us become more discerning and intentional in the kind of life we want to be living, as well as the kind of person we want to be.
DISCOVERING CORE DESIRES At Yoga Tribe, Desire Mapping can be experienced as a one-on-one experience or in a group session. Group sessions are available as a one-day retreat or a six-week course. Ritenour-Sampson says, “The method I most enjoy is the group retreat, because the ‘diving in and getting clear’ process is intense. Digesting the experience while being supported with yoga and nourishing food in a luxurious environment helps everyone feel safe, relaxed and brave.” Participants of the group retreat receive a workbook, which they are guided through, covering several modules of self-inquiry. Sections in the handbook include anchoring, journaling and group sharing. “We start the process with some warm-up questions to help us see our habits and beliefs better,” Ritenour-Sampson shares. Questions are asked such as, “How did you talk about feelings in your family?” and “When was a time you felt exactly how you wanted to feel?” As the group completes portions of the workbook, the process leads participants to ask themselves how they want to feel in their health, relationships, creativity, spirituality and other important segments of life. “As we navigate through this process, we start to notice patterns in the words we choose. We can narrow down the list to reveal our top desires, which we call Core Desired Feelings,” Ritenour-Sampson summarizes. Core Desired Feelings are used to inspire daily decisions and bigger goals.
GETTING TO THE HEART Janessa Nickell is a business strategy consultant and manager for a global consulting company. She has been practicing with Yoga Tribe since the spring of 2017 and learned about the retreat during class. “The Desire Map process helped me find greater clarity in how I want to feel every day and understand how that insight can inform my short-term and long-term goals and practices,” Nickell says. “It is a great way to reset and get to the heart of how you want to experience life, so it would be a wonderful way to make the transition from one year or phase of life into the next.” Brittany Baker, co-owner of MedCity Doulas, Rochester’s first and only professional doula agency, attended Ritenour-Sampson’s first Desire Map Urban Retreat in spring 2017. “As a goal-orientated, recovering-perfectionist,” Baker starts, “I was mostly feeling exhausted with my successes. I found myself e Map ery of the Desir ov sc di ’s ic, on nt ps not wanting to he Ritenour-Sam of living an “aut ts her intention process suppor ishing” life. eative and nour cr wildly joyful,
lean in, but to lie down. The Desire Mapping Process was pivotal in both my entrepreneurial path and my personal life.” According to Baker, after identifying core desired feelings, she was able to prioritize with more clarity, as well as stop to celebrate successes along the way. She says, “I am able to say ‘no’ more often. When I feel how I desire to feel, it seems as though I can accomplish the things I need to get done with ease.”
RESOLUTIONS VS. REVOLUTIONS Has the turn of the year led you to a New Year’s Resolution? Ritenour-Sampson opines Desire Mapping is much different because it is action-based, and led by self-compassion, not self-judgment. According to the author of “The Desire Map,” in addition to the opinions of local women, Desire Mapping will change the way you think, the way you plan and the way you talk—especially about yourself. It might change the way you dress, the work you choose to do and the priorities in your relationships. Completing the mapping process can bring back joy, and the permission to dream so we can live the life we most deeply, authentically desire. It pushes participants to remember who they are outside of the roles they play. Baker believes Desire Mapping can help women improve our lives. “This isn’t just another resolution thing,” Baker asserts. “This is life-changing. I would encourage every woman, but especially those on the cusp of a transition or change, to shift their mindset about goal-setting.” Baker puts the lessons from her Desire Map to use as she coaches women through birth and postpartum transitions as well as in her newest venture, SheCreative. Baker concludes, “I am a doula and a designer, holding space for women to birth their ideas and their babies. And I am feeling exactly how I want to feel about it.” Ritenour-Sampson adds, “So many of the women I have connected with through the Desire Map retreats are amazing, creative, vital women who have been trapped in self-imposed limitations due to the roles they feel they are expected to play in their families, relationships and work. Desire Mapping will bring you back to who you were before the world told you who you should be. Aren’t you curious to see what life would look like if you dared to really honor your desires?”
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HE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT CASANDRA WHITE IS HER GIGANTIC SMILE AND INFECTIOUS LAUGH. SHE SAYS THAT IT’S IMPORTANT TO HAVE A SENSE OF HUMOR. “I THINK I’M FUNNY, AND I LIKE PEOPLE WHO ALSO THINK I’M FUNNY. I BELIEVE LAUGHTER REALLY IS THE BEST MEDICINE. I DO SOMETHING UNBELIEVABLY SILLY EVERY DAY, SO I HAVE TO BE ABLE TO LAUGH AT MYSELF.”
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PARTYING FOR A CAUSE White was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (is a Packers fan) and has lived in Rochester for seven years. She has a 21-year-old son, a 14-year-old daughter and a large extended family. She works as a finance specialist at Mayo Clinic. When not at work, she is partying with her sisters and her niece at D1’s Pop-Up-Pub LLC., a business they created after her son‘s graduation party and which is named after him. “We are a mobile faux-bar. We’re party entertainers. We provide a karaoke DJ, serve custom-made mock-tails and we can pop up in any location. We party with all, and we cater to those with special needs. It is wonderful feeling to be a part of something that truly brightens people’s lives.”
TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF White says, “I am definitely a girly girl. I like to wear dresses, and I have never met a sparkle I didn’t like. I do use makeup every day because I like to present my best self to the world. I tell my daughter, ‘Use makeup to highlight your positives’.” She asks, “If you don’t take care of yourself, how are you going to take care of others? How are you going to give your best to your family or your career?” She comments, “You have to do whatever it is that makes you feel good mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually. You have to take care of you. You only get one you. There are no life do-overs so make the best out of every day.”
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TOLARYNGOLOGY IS “THE OLDEST MEDICAL SPECIALTY IN THE UNITED STATES. OTOLARYNGOLOGISTS ARE PHYSICIANS TRAINED TO DIAGNOSE AND MANAGE DISEASES AND DISORDERS OF THE EARS, NOSE, SINUSES, LARYNX (VOICE BOX), MOUTH AND THROAT, AS WELL AS STRUCTURES OF THE NECK AND FACE. THEY ARE COMMONLY REFERRED TO AS ENT (EAR, NOSE AND THROAT) PHYSICIANS,” ACCORDING TO AMERICAN ACADEMY OF OTOLARYNGOLOGY WEBSITE.1
OTOLARYNGOLOGISTS AT OMC With the addition of Carol M. Reid, M.D., Olmsted Medical Center’s ENT department doubled from one to two doctors in 2017. Reid and Christopher Dennis Frisch, M.D. treat adults and pediatric patients for both acute and chronic conditions. If necessary, OMC’s ENT department partners with their plastic surgery department when septorhinoplasty (nasal repair) is needed as part of treatment. Reid says she became interested in the ENT specialty in medical school. She explains, “I wanted to be able to treat cleft lip and palate. I went in to facial plastics to be able to work with a congenital clinic that worked with cleft lip and palate.” Since this type of work is not done in general practice she decided to give it up to practice ENT. Dr. Reid 18 January/February 2018 RWmagazine.com
Dr. Reid tells us about otolaryngology and her typical day, what kinds of things she sees as well as a little advice for anyone interested in pursuing an ENT career. RWM: How do you describe otolaryngology? Dr. Reid: Otolaryngology is a specialty that is surgical and medical, dealing with conditions of the ear, nose, sinuses, throat, voice and neck. We work with multiple populations, from newborn to the geriatric population. Some conditions overlap with other specialties such as general surgery and neurology, and we deal with both surgical and medical problems in those areas. RWM: What is a typical day like for you? Dr. Reid: On a clinic day, I come in early, get notes ready and respond to messages. I prepare for clinic by investigating patient charts for those people who I will see that day. I see patients through the morning and afternoon. Clinic procedures that are done include endoscopy (a procedure in which an instrument is introduced into the body to give a view of its internal parts) for the nose, fiber optic laryngoscopy (an examination that lets your doctor look at the back of your throat, your voice box (larynx) and vocal cords with a scope) for the voice. We also perform cancer screenings and see patients to evaluate their hearing tests for hearing aids and determine whether medical conditions need to be addressed before hearing aids. I prepare patients for surgery and perioperative care and go over the benefits of surgery. I am in surgery for a full day once a week. The majority of cases are related to the nose and sinuses, but I also see children for tonsillectomy and ear surgery. RWM: What are some conditions that you see? Dr. Reid: All general ENT: sinus conditions, sleep issues, tonsil and ear infections, sinus infections, hoarseness and chronic cough, allergy and asthma issues and masses in the head or neck area. We are here to service all populations. RWM: What is your education background? Dr. Reid: I attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison for undergrad and medical school. Then I did my residency in Oregon and a fellowship in facial plastics in Sacramento. I was an associate professor for a couple of years and then went into practice. RWM: If someone is considering going into this field, what advice would you have for them? Dr. Reid: Decide what area you are most interested in: ENT is a very broad field. Then, decide what kind of lifestyle you want to live and what time commitment you want to give. Emily Watkins is a personal trainer and writer. 1. http://www.entnet.org/content/what-otolaryngologist
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ROM LOW TO HIGH VOLTAGE ELECTRICIANS TO LEADERS OF LARGE PUBLIC UTILITY COMPANIES, THE ELECTRICAL INDUSTRY LITERALLY POWERS OUR DAILY LIVES. AND WHILE THE INDUSTRY HAS BEEN HISTORICALLY MALE DOMINATED, MORE AND MORE WOMEN ARE FINDING THEIR PLACE IN THE FIELD.
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UTILITIES MANAGEMENT Patty Hanson is a 22-year veteran of Rochester Public Utilities. After starting at RPU as a customer service representative, her passion grew, leading her to her career as RPU’s manager of marketing and energy services. “Throughout this industry there are women who are working as engineers, electricians and CEOs. Women have just as much opportunity as men to succeed in this field. We just need to help more women
realize this is interesting work and there are opportunities here,” Hanson says. She explains that her job at RPU is always changing, and the variety is what keeps things interesting and has paved the way for opportunity. “Leadership is all about being open to change and taking on new things,” Hanson shares. “Don’t be frightened of the unknown. If you don’t know, go find out.” She says that her success at work can be attributed to a spirit of learning. That attitude, she believes, is the key to moving up in the field and becoming the most qualified candidate.
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LEADING THE CHARGE A spirit of learning is something Elaine Garry knows well. Garry was hired as the CEO of People’s Energy Co-op in Oronoco in 2007. With a lifelong passion for math and science, Garry studied engineering in college, later becoming a civil engineer. Over time, she sat in on meetings and committed to learning as much as she could about the business side of the electrical field—whether it was project management, marketing or finance. She led a rural energy cooperative in North Dakota before joining People’s Energy Co-op. “Women might not choose this field because it doesn’t seem as exciting as other opportunities,” Garry says. “I would encourage young women to take a good look at this industry. This field will not only challenge you, but it keeps you informed on what’s going on, provides continuing education opportunities and pays well.” Elaine Garry, People’s Energy
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According to Chad Katzung, business manager for IBEW 343, the local electrical union, it’s a great time for women to join the electrical field, especially as Destination Medical Center (DMC) projects continue to ramp up. According to Katzung, companies contracted to work on DMC projects have diversity and gender requirements they must fulfill in order to be awarded a project. To help women find their passion in this field, Katzung says that the union has a robust training facility and a program that will help equip women who want to join the electrical industry with both a job and an education. In the program, participants are placed in an apprenticeship while obtaining all required education, allowing them to walk into a paying job with benefits, a perk that the union hopes will bring more females into the field. Over the 5-year period, women in the program will have received all the education and work experience needed to become a journeyman electrician, a job with a starting salary at $60,000.
The Building Utilities Mechanics program at Rochester Community and Technical College is a two-year vocational training program that teaches topics such as electrical studies, boiler operations and HVAC. According to Thomas Soltau, a professor with the BUM program, there have only been three women in the program over the last two decades. RCTC also offers an Associate in Science degree with options designed specifically for transfer to Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system or transfer to the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities bachelor’s and master’s degree programs. Leadership and business degrees are available through local colleges and universities to advance their careers right here in Rochester. For women looking for a fulfilling career, the women of the electrical industry encourage them to explore the field’s rewarding work—work that is always changing, is different every day and presents opportunities ranging from technical roles all the way up to executive leadership. Elaine Garry suggests, “Find a mentor or shadow someone in the field. Learn more about this industry, because it’s exciting work and there are opportunities for women to succeed.”
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Natural, Neutral New Home DELIGHT FOR THE LONG RUN
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HEN KATE JACOBSEN TALKS ABOUT “TIMELESS NEUTRALITY,” SHE’S NOT DISCUSSING POLITICS; SHE’S DESCRIBING HER FAMILY’S NEW HOME. KATE AND HER HUSBAND, JEFF, WANTED TO BUILD A LASTING LOOK AND FUNCTION INTO THEIR NEW HOME ON ROCHESTER’S FAR SOUTH SIDE. “I WANTED IT TO BE TIMELESS—NOT GET TIRED IN 10 YEARS,” KATE SAYS.
The Jacobsens chose a blend of neutral colors to tie together the three levels of the 4,950-square-foot house. Neutral doesn’t have to be bland, as many homeowners have discovered. Patterns, shades of color and even sparkle can add interest. The Jacobsen house incorporates all three.
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A MOVE ACROSS TOWN Kate Jacobson, a nurse anesthetist, and Jeff, a teacher for Stewartville Public Schools, lived in a house in northwest Rochester for 12 years before moving last fall to live closer to Jeff ’s job. Kate kept in touch with RyMark Homes after being impressed by the features in a model home. “We worked with (RyMark co-owner) Ryan (Ruskell) intermittently for over two years before we committed to him,” Kate says. The couple finally seized the opportunity to buy the last available lot at the edge of a city park in the Scenic Oaks subdivision, being developed by Ruskell’s partner, Mark Hanson. The location was a great start. Building from scratch gave the couple opportunities to custom fit the family’s lifestyle to their new home.
On the main floor, they installed a 10-foot-long island in the kitchen with four tall chairs along one side. The large island is a gathering spot where, among other things, “The kids do their homework,” Kate says. But, unlike some other homes, “Our meals are eaten at the dinner table,” Kate says, pointing to smaller table a few feet away. Family members face each other at meals, sparking conversation, she says. In-ceiling speakers invite relaxation in the adjacent great room as well as in the glass-enclosed, three-season porch. The house also contains a flexible family room off the kitchen. A few steps away, “One of my favorite rooms in the house is the half bathroom off the kitchen,’” Kate says. It’s an unusual, but convenient spot. Upstairs, off the master bathroom, is a walk-in closet with a bank of shelves for storing clothes instead of a conventional or by flo dresser. It’s another design trend: “Everyod wo rd ha d Medium-colore s. or Flo thing is built into the house,” she says. od wo rd tive Ha Crea
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HOW MANY HUES OF GRAY? Kate and interior designer Kathy Orwoll of Rochester, who works with RyMark, met over several months to decide on decor. To achieve Kate’s “timeless neutrality,” they chose a range of grays and whites through all three floors. Walls are a light shade of gray; baseboards are edged in white; a corner fireplace on the lower level is accented with large, deeper gray tiles. All are designed to be complementary. “I didn’t want a patchwork (of designs),” Kate says. Gray tones have been popular with his customers, says Mike DeGeus, partner in DeGeus Tile and Granite. “The kitchen is probably the most challenging room in the whole house,” he says. Lots of features—appliances, cabinets, flooring, islands—compete for attention. In the Jacobsen house, a DeGeus crew installed a manufactured quartz countertop. It provided a natural gray pattern and neutral color, but also, “I picked it because it had a little sparkling (in it)…a little bling,” Kate says. Kate and designer Orwoll placed three oversized lights in champagne gold frames overhead. Then, they extended the effect with two similar chandeliers at the main wall of the adjacent great room. “I wanted classic elegance, a mix of tradition and contemporary (style),” Kate says.
WARMTH FROM FLOOR TO CEILING Creative Hardwoods of Rochester, which works alongside DeGeus in some projects, laid a medium-colored hardwood walnut floor throughout the main floor. “They do a lot of work for the same contractor we do,” Mike DeGeus says. Sometimes the two firms work like a “one-stop shop.” The Jacobsens also created interest with kitchen cabinetry made in an elegant, dark color named “chocolate cherrywood,” Kate says. Perhaps the most stunning single piece of decor is a modern crystal chandelier, which hangs above the staircase to the upper floor. Among other visual delights is a gray pattern in the master bathroom, which covers the floor and then climbs up the shower wall in large tiles.
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OUTDOORS The screened-in back porch allows for three-season outdoor dining. Below, the patio has design embedded in concrete. “We’ve been seeing a trend in stamped concrete, as there are many variations, colors and stamps,” says Rami Hansen, builder representative for RyMark. The thought and planning that went into building this home is sure to stand the test of time. Bob Freund is a Rochester-based writer and regular contributor to Rochester Women magazine.
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INCORPORATING CUPID’S COLOR INTO YOUR HOME
BY CINDY MENNENGA
ED IS ONE OF THOSE COLORS THAT GETS NOTICED! BOLD, BRIGHT AND BEAUTIFUL— RED IS THE COLOR OF PASSION AND POWER. THE COLOR MOST FREQUENTLY ASSOCIATED WITH LOVE AND ROMANCE, RED IS ALSO A STIMULATING COLOR THAT GRABS OUR ATTENTION. IT’S NO MISTAKE THAT RED IS USED ON STOP SIGNS AND FIRE ENGINES. RED EVEN HAS ITS OWN SPECIAL DAY: VALENTINE’S DAY!
RED44 APARTMENT COMMUNITY Indeed, red is the predominant color theme at Red44, a new luxury apartment community located a stone’s throw from Apache Mall in Rochester. Red44 boldly utilizes red strategically throughout its common areas by incorporating the color in some of its accent pieces, while in other areas an entire wall has been washed in red. Their interior designer even chose to include paintings with a splash of red here and there, to tastefully pull the various design elements together without overpowering the space. As a result, the overall look is tasteful, sophisticated and elegant. Red44 Property Manager Rachel Aljets shares that the response to their decorating theme has been overwhelmingly positive. She says, “Red44 is upscale and more typical of luxury communities found in the Twin Cities.”
RED, RED EVERYWHERE! Have you ever noticed a red front door to someone’s home? It’s nearly impossible to miss, because the color makes a statement. A red front door has a lot of history and significance in many cultures. The Chinese consider red doors to be lucky and many will paint their doors red at the beginning of the Chinese New Year. Devotees of feng shui believe a red door—considered to be the mouth of the home—welcomes chi (the life-giving, vital energy that unites body, mind and spirit) into the home. In America’s earliest days, a red door implied that travelers were welcome to stop for a meal and to rest their horses, while in Scotland a red door signified a celebration that the homeowner’s mortgage had been paid off. During the Protestant Revolution in 16th-century Europe, many congregations painted their church doors red to indicate that they were part of the Reformation movement. The reasons for a red door are plentiful. Some folks paint their door red simply because they love the color, which comes in many shades.
charming home accent pieces and unique one-of-a-kind gifts suitable for many occasions (like Valentine’s Day). Karen Blissenbach, owner of Design Studio B shares, “Red has come a long way. There’s a new reference for red—it’s more stylish now.” In the great room, an accent rug with red woven into the pattern will add warmth and positive energy to the room. When combined with a red accent wall, the two design elements can make a powerful impact. One tip from various designers: Using too much red, like red walls and red furniture, can bring too much energy into a room and make it uncomfortable for visitors. It’s best to incorporate red into various aspects of a room, rather than to decorate a room monochromatically in red.
RED IN THE KITCHEN If you feel bold, red countertops, red cabinets or a red wall will make a statement. Less overt, but still impactful would be a red backsplash or red accent lights over an island. Real Deals in Rochester has a variety of kitchen hand towels with red accents, along with eye-catching red canisters, salt & pepper shakers and decorative bakeware. Cook’s Pantry is another fantastic store that carries numerous items in fire-engine red. They have several red teapots in various shapes and sizes, aprons with a burst of red and beautiful red coffeemakers. Of course, as their name implies, they have every kind of kitchen gadget and cooking utensil you can imagine—the selections in red are seemingly endless. Another way to introduce red into a kitchen is to add artwork with a dash of red, or include a red chair or stepstool. Some folks have even painted their kitchen ceilings red—which adds high drama to an otherwise seldom noticed area of the home.
RED IN THE MASTER BEDROOM AND BATH Decorating a bedroom in red can create excitement on a grand scale: A bold red accent wall and a bed decked out in red, black and white bedding helps create that refined wow-factor we all want in the master bedroom. Utilizing red in the master bathroom is a sharp look: When used in combination with black and white, red adds pizzazz to the room. Red is often incorporated into the bathroom via a red-painted accent wall, inset red tile in the shower or as an added accent on a vanity backsplash. Accessorizing the bathroom with color-coordinated or contrasting towels, mirrors, shower curtain, bath mat or window treatments will complement the overall look of the room.
UTILIZING RED IN YOUR HOME’S COMMON AREAS GO AHEAD, DABBLE IN RED Incorporating red as an interior design element adds drama to nearly any room. If you’re curious about incorporating red into your home, but you’re not sure if you want to dive in with a red wall or red furniture, you could dabble in red by adding small red gadgets or decorative pieces. Decorating with red accent pieces is a fantastic way to add a dash of red, without overpowering a room. Dwell Local in Rochester has several fun accent pieces that would add drama and charm to any home. A red plaid throw blanket draped over a chair will add a pop of color, while red candles add romance and warmth to the room. By the way, Dwell Local has a wide selection of
Red is a bold and striking color and when used sparingly—truly, a little bit goes a long way—it can make a powerful impression. The sky’s the limit with creative design elements that can be incorporated in the home. If you are thinking of decorating with red, consider getting ideas from Pinterest and local home accessories stores to determine how you want to incorporate red into your home before you proceed. Your challenge: Dare to go red and see if anyone notices. Cindy Mennenga is a freelance writer and along with her husband John, owns Conspectus Home Inspection Services, LLC based in Rochester. Visit conspectusmn.com for more information.
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WHAT YOU CAN DO THIS WINTER BY CINDY MENNENGA
The concept of home maintenance makes a lot of people wonder where to start. Often stereotypically thought of as men’s work, women shy away from getting involved in the upkeep of their home. Truly, there is nothing about home maintenance that makes it a man’s job, any more than cleaning the house and doing laundry should be women’s work. If you live in a house, it’s in your best interest to ensure it is well cared for and all components are in tip-top condition. Home maintenance can be shrouded in mystery, so we will be creating a series of articles brimming with tips. We’ll help remove some of the confusion and give you suggestions on how to care for your home—inside and out—as the seasons change.
INDOOR AIR QUALITY One of the most important things you can do to keep your family healthy is to make sure the air in your home is fresh and clean. Indoor air quality is especially important during the winter months because we spend most of our time indoors. One of the easiest things you can do to maintain good air quality is to change your furnace filter. Bill Meyer, of Meyer Mechanical, recommends changing the furnace filter regularly and using a good quality filter. He says that how often you replace your filter should be a “reflection of your environment and lifestyle” noting that a family with dogs and kids will most likely need to replace them more frequently than someone who lives alone in their home. He also recommends running the furnace fan continuously, allowing the air to cycle through the filter nonstop, thereby helping to improve air quality.
HEALTH, LIFE AND SAFETY Here are some health, life, safety considerations that you may want to implement for your family’s well-being. Have your home tested for radon. Radon is a colorless, odorless radioactive gas that can seep into your home through foundation cracks, crawl spaces, floor drains, sump pumps, pipes and other structural openings. According to the EPA, radon exposure is the number one cause of lung cancer in nonsmokers and the second leading cause of lung cancer (after tobacco) in smokers. In Minnesota, nearly 80 percent of all counties are rated high-radon zones (including Olmsted County). John Mennenga, owner of Conspectus Home Inspection Services, shares, “We are finding that radon levels can vary from home to home—one home can have what are considered to be safe levels, while the house next door could have significantly elevated levels.” If your home tests high, a radon mitigation system is relatively inexpensive and will effectively divert radon gas from entering your home. Install carbon monoxide detectors on each level of your home. In fact, Minnesota §299F.51 takes it a step further and requires a carbon monoxide detector within 10 feet of every sleeping room. Every fuel burning appliance in your home—including your furnace and gas water heater—produces carbon monoxide. Normally, these gases are vented outside of the house, but if a leak were to occur, because you can’t smell carbon monoxide, there could be deadly consequences. 28 January/February 2018 RWmagazine.com
Change smoke detector batteries annually. If you haven’t been testing your smoke detector batteries regularly, take a few minutes and test them today. Smoke detectors can only save your life if they are in functioning order.
EXTERIOR HOME MAINTENANCE On your home’s exterior, make sure entryways, walkways and the driveway are kept free of snow and ice. Ice melt works well and can prevent injuries from falls due to a brief moment of inattention on an icy surface. Home maintenance and home safety is manageable and—with regular and consistent attention to various tasks throughout the year—you will not only protect your investment, but you will help to keep your family safe. Cindy Mennenga is a freelance writer and along with her husband John, owns Conspectus Home Inspection Services, LLC based in Rochester. Visit conspectusmn.com for more information.
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HEESE! GLORIOUS CHEESE! REMEMBER THAT COMMERCIAL? IT IS GLORIOUS, AND WHEN YOU PAIR IT WITH RED WINE, THE GLORIES ARE MAGNIFIED.
My wine club recently met to taste cabernet sauvignon and cheese. We received nine amazing cheeses from local vendors to pair with the wine. Needless to say, we were in heaven.
ZZEST MARKET LeeAnn Zubay, owner of Zzest Market downtown, says that cabs can be difficult to pair with cheese because there can be such a variety of flavors that are present in the wine. One cheese that she gave us for our tasting was Cloud Cap from Cascadia Creamery in Trout Lake, Washington. Zubay says, “It is inspired by the Welsh cheese Caerphilly. It has a mottled, slightly bloomy rind with aromas of earth and forest floor. The paste is soft, yet crumbly; you may notice slight citrus notes, definite grassy, hay flavors and mushroom closer to the rind. I chose this for a cab because of the mushroom hay notes.” This cheese had a fantastic soft center and a tanginess that paired well with the wine. Another cheese Zubay recommends with cabernet is Gruyere Surchoix, which is an Alpine-style, washed-rind, cow’s milk cheese. She says this is a multiple award-winning cheese handmade in small batches in Wisconsin. She says, “Surchoix wheels are aged for at least nine months, resulting in this luscious cheese with a creamy paste and crunchy crystals. It is buttery with a meaty richness, and an extraordinary nutty, mushroomy flavor.” Again, the mushroom flavor goes well with cabernet, and Zubay tips that it will go especially well if the wine has some fruit notes to it. She said that this would be “wonderful with apples or crusty bread” and is “also a good melting cheese for fondue or grilled cheese.” We took a chance with a blue cheese that might not normally go well with a cabernet. The Blue Jay that comes from Sheboygan, Wisconsin “is super interesting” with some buttery notes. It has a bit of a piney flavor that comes from crushed juniper berries that are infused throughout the cheese. Zubay says that it “is a little on the bold side so it also should be able to stand up to a cab.” And it did.
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FERNDALE MARKET Dawn Makarios at Ferndale Market in Cannon Falls contributed to our glorious cheese selection with Sartori Montamore. She encouraged me to read about it on their website: “Like a new romance, this sweet, creamy and fruity cheese begins with a deliciously inviting appearance and finishes with a playful, tangy bite. It is named with deep affection for the gorgeous Dolomite mountains that tower with breathtaking beauty above the Sartori hometown of Valdastico, Italy.” Ah, yes. We also got to try a cheese made in Faribault called Jeff ’s Select Gouda, from Ferndale Market. This cheese has won a number of prizes, and it won our hearts as well.
PEOPLE’S FOOD CO-OP I noticed a little crunch in some cheeses before but did not know what it was. Like in the Gruyere from Zzest, Ethan Schandelmeier, meat department manager at the People’s Food Co-op told me that we would find “crystals” in the Beemster Vlaskaas Gouda that he donated for our tasting. He described this gouda as smooth and interesting. The Beemster website says, “Vlaskaas was historically made only once a year, during the flax harvest festival…It’s buttery and semi-soft with unique sweet-milk flavor, notes of almond and a touch of sharpness that adds depth.” We tried Cello Copper Kettle Parmesan from People’s Food Co-op. According to the Cello Cheese website, “Parmigiano Reggiano is known as the king of cheeses. Cello Copper Kettle Parmesan starts with fresh milk heated in a traditional copper kettle and ages for 16 months to develop the complex fruity and nutty notes reminiscent of cooked caramel. (It) has the rich, nutty authentic flavor of Grana Padano. Its crunchy texture and robust flavor are the result of brining in natural sea salt and aging in a temperature controlled environment.”
HY-VEE Certified Cheese Master Karen Lange works at Hy-Vee West Circle Drive. She recommended two cheeses. She says, “Presidents Brie is a well-known brand of soft ripened cheese. It has a creamy, buttery taste with a slight white mushroom finish, making this cheese a perfect match for most jams and chutneys. The fruity taste of cabernet sauvignon would only compliment the buttery richness of the Brie.” I spread a mango chutney on the Brie, which made for a beautiful presentation as well as a delicious combination of sweet and salty. The second cheese that she recommended was Black Creek threeyear cheddar. Lange says, “Its rich, full flavor with a sharpness but also a creamy finish makes this cheese a perfect match for a cabernet. It allows the savory flavors of the wine to shine. My favorite part of aged cheese is the tyrosines: These give the cheese a bit of a crunch. Cheddar is always a safe bet to put on a cheese tray; most if not all people enjoy the great taste of cheddar.”
DIY WINE AND CHEESE TASTING A wine and cheese tasting party is a great way to gather with old friends but also can lend a structure to a party where people don’t know each other very well. There are many ways to set it up. You can do all the work as the host, deciding on a theme and the wines and cheeses, or you can ask all your guests to contribute wine or cheese.
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Our group usually focuses on the wines, with food that is delicious but plays a supporting role. I decided to add the focus on the cheese to this occasion as well. We have been working our way through a book called “Drink This: Wine Made Simple” by Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl. She includes chapters on nine different varietals of wine and provides information about the wine, the food it pairs well with, the tasting “markers” or flavors and scents you might find in the wine. She recommends setting out small dishes of these markers so that you can sniff and taste to try to pick out the certain scents and tastes. Having a lot of variety in the flavors of the cheeses helped to enhance our enjoyment of the wine. When you host your wine and cheese tasting, provide paper and pencils so that your guests make notes and bring them home. Serve bread or crackers, and it’s most helpful if the flavors in them don’t overpower the cheese. Fruit, such as grapes, berries, apples and dried apricots or figs are beautiful and taste delicious with both wines and cheeses. A Valentine’s Day card I recently saw says, “I love you as much as I love cheese, and that is an awful lot.” Share the love. Pass the cheese, please. Emily Watkins is a personal trainer and writer in Rochester.
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A RENEWED GRASSROOTS ORGANIZATION
BY BRITTNEY MARSCHALL
HILE MANY FEMALES HAVE HELD INFLUENTIAL ROLES IN SOUTHEAST MINNESOTA ith guests at (right) talking w n. eo Sheila Kiscaden ch OVER THE lun en on the Move the More Wom YEARS, OPPORTUNITIES FOR MORE WOMEN TO PURSUE LEADERSHIP POSITIONS ARE AMPLE AS THE AREA GROWS. More Women on the Move, a nonpartisan, grassroots organization, is dedicated to empowering women committed to inclusive, equitable, healthy communities and seeking and supporting women to run for elected office. The group strives to help women explore a variety of leadership positions throughout the community, regardless of their area of interest or expertise. The success of the original Women on the Move group, in its efforts to encourage more women to run for office and seek leadership roles, inspired the renewed More Women on the Move group to replicate that success as the Rochester group progresses.
MOTIVATION FOR MORE WOMEN ON THE MOVE “After the elections in 2016, a group of local women were unhappy that more women had not been elected to office,” explains Olmsted County Commissioner Sheila Kiscaden, who has been instrumental in Women on the Move and its revival. “Women decided not to sit on the sidelines but to form an ad hoc committee to actively encourage and support local women to run for office,” Kiscaden continues. Women on the Move and now More Women on the Move play a critical role in bringing the voices of women in leadership together to inspire and support one another.
MORE WOMEN ON THE MOVE LEADERSHIP More Women on the Move, led by volunteer co-chairs Anna Richey and myself, picked up momentum in the early part of 2017 as a 2.0 version of the original Women on the Move of nearly two decades earlier. “Having women in leadership roles changes some of the societal and cultural norms about who can lead and what qualities are necessary in leadership,” says Marschall. “Being a part of More Women on the Move is important to me because we are working to break down barriers by improving and strengthening women in leadership roles
Back Row (left in our community.” to right) Sh More Women on the Julie Workman, Brittney Meila Kiscaden, Michon Rogers, arschall, Sarah Virginia Meritt.Fr Oslund and Move is looking for ont Row (left to right) Kim Norto Richey and Jenn n, Anna a Bowman. ways to collaborate and partner with organizations and established groups to build a strong network of support for area women. Co-chair Anna Richey agrees. “Women have always been important voices in our community, and we’ve been fortunate to have women serving in some of our highest local elected offices,” Richey says. “But we are still underrepresented and, as our community changes, it’s more important than ever that women see themselves as ready, qualified and prepared to take on leadership positions, particularly as elected officials. It’s the goal of More Women on the Move to draw on a legacy of local women who’ve run successful campaigns for themselves and others, and to help women feel supported, encouraged and armed with the best possible training and resources to be successful.” More Women on the Move encourages women to serve their communities by striving for equal representation on boards, on councils and in leadership positions and provide them with tools to be Former Lt. Gover successful in these roles. nor Joanne Bens Lt. G
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More Women on the Move held its first major event on November 2, 2017, a luncheon featuring current Lieutenant Governor Tina Smith and former Lieutenant Governor Joanne Benson speaking on “Women in Leadership: Why It Matters.” Profits from the fundraiser luncheon support More Women on the Move’s upcoming training series for those interested in learning more about running for public office or enhancing their leadership skills and expertise. Future events will be held to encourage women in our community to band together and support each other. You can get involved as well as receive updates on the upcoming training and other events by submitting your email address to firstname.lastname@example.org. More Women on the Move is hosting quarterly networking events locally to keep women connected and to continue to discuss issues that they care about in our community. Information about upcoming events can be found on Facebook by searching for More Women on the Move. Brittney Marschall is co-chair of More Women on the Move. She is also a freelance writer and the founder of Rochester Health and Fitness. myrochesterhealthandfitness.com RWmagazine.com January/February 2018 33
in the City Winter
A PLETHORA OF OPTIONS TO DO WITH CHILDREN
BY RENEE BERG
OCHESTER HAS LONG BEEN KNOWN AS A GREAT PLACE TO RAISE A FAMILY. WHAT MAKES IT GREAT? FOR ONE, THERE IS A LOT TO DO IN THE AREA. I RESEARCHED COMMUNITY OFFERINGS AND COMPOSED AN OVERVIEW OF SOME OF THE BEST ACTIVITIES FOR YOU AND YOUR KIDDOS THIS WINTER. AND LUCKILY, THERE’S SOMETHING FOR CHILDREN OF ALL AGES.
GETTING OUTSIDE Quarry Hill Nature Center is a go-to place in spring, summer and fall, and winter is no different. Layer on y son, 9, enjo , 10, and Emmer ya ire M y , your gear ph 12 , ra na tpix Photog Cousins Elia Tim Gangloff/Ha by re tu and head Pic g. in sledd to the nature center. Then it’s a tough choice—do you prefer cross country skiing or snowshoeing? Get your equipment and head out on Quarry Hill’s more than 8 miles of groomed trails with varying levels of difficulty from beginner to expert. If raucous fun is more your game, grab your sleds and head to Rochester’s famous Judd Park for sledding, or get in the car and head to Stewartville for snow tubing at Ironwood Springs Christian Ranch. For tubing, register online in advance and share the hill with up to 80 fellow snow lovers. Tubers of all ages are welcome and tubing time runs two hours. Pack your own snacks and cocoa (hot water and cups are provided) and sit in the warm chalet bragging about your tubing exploits. Head to Welch Village or Coffee Mill for downhill skiing. No doubt familiar faces will emerge under the ski hats on the slopes, and you can enjoy some chalet time together. Rochester’s Michelle Baskett takes her kids Olivia, 12, and Donovan, 10, skiing a few times per season at Welch Village, and has for the past four years. She says teaching them to ski was tough “but it was worth it!” Her favorite outing was a quiet weekday when the fam had the slopes largely to themselves.
STAYING INDOORS ON WINTERY DAYS Is there anything more classic than bowling as a family to escape the weather? Bowlocity is our city’s can’t-miss place for indoor fun, and it has built a strong reputation among families as being a memorable 34 January/February 2018 RWmagazine.com
destination. Bowlocity Entertainment Center’s owners reno- Siblin gs Oliv vated what was once Recreation skiing and coia and Donovan enjoy ming in Lanes and unveiled a fun haven chocolate together side for hot in the winter. with a 45-game arcade and a two-story, state-of-the-art laser tag arena. Renee Kuehl, Rochester mom and stepmom to five youth, says Bowlocity is the ideal setting for her family during the winter months. “All of our kids ages 5 to 17 love to bowl, plus the oldest kids enjoy laser tag, while the youngest plays in the arcade. Followed by pizza for dinner, this is the perfect afternoon or evening out for a crew like ours!” Perhaps you’d like to physically challenge those kiddos, and if that’s the case, head to the Recreation Center for skating, swimming or gym time. You can also try the latest craze, pickleball, on the Rec Center’s indoor courts. Or go downtown to the Rochester Area Family YMCA with a day pass (for non-members) and enjoy the Y’s water park. Story time at ABC Toy Zone is a favorite for younger children and takes place on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday mornings at 10:30 a.m. Listen to classic tales such as “Baby Beluga,” “Wheels on the Bus” and the age-old favorite “Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus,” and then amble around ABC and get inspired by what is no doubt among the city’s best toy selection. Monkey Junction and Pipsqueaks are indoor play options for babies, toddlers and preschoolers, and have all the makings of big fun with a wide variety of playthings for the kids. At Monkey Junction, try to attend story hour. It comes with a free snack, and who can pass up that when toting around those always-hungry munchkins?
GOT THE VAN GOGH FEELING? Maybe infusing your family with a love for the arts is your goal and if so, again—Rochester has you covered. You’ve got ample choices, including the Rochester Art Center, Rochester Civic Theatre and Honors Choirs of Southeast Minnesota as options to ponder. If you’re concerned your kids are too squirrely for staying still in theater seats, you can also introduce the young’uns to art in more casual settings at both Forager Brewery and Dunn Brothers on Elton Hills Drive. Indulge in cups of cocoa for the kids and java for you and browse the art on the walls. Bring chat packs, journals or coloring books to inspire conversation and creativity.
For a totally unique offering, take a soap making class at Simple Soaps for Simple Folks in nearby Dover. Owner and soap maker Shanna McCann often has families attend her popular classes. She welcomes kids ages 6 and older who are accompanied by an adult for these sessions. You bring your own soap mold and learn how to make McCann’s goat milk soaps from start to finish (save milking the goats, obviously). “Families like the educational part of learning about the differences between handmade and commercial soaps, as well as the visual of seeing the soap made right in front of them,” McCann says. Register online at igoatsoap.com. Rochester Community Education offers many fun activities for kids and their parents. Learn to swim with a water readiness class, or take a space vacation at the planetarium. Or hey, enjoy a music class with your infant or toddler. If creativity is more your game, there’s a creating creativity class; and if activity is your niche, you can dance, skate, play basketball or go rock climbing. You can also create a canvas painting, build a bird feeder or plan a Valentine’s Day celebration. School-age kiddos can learn chess, French and Spanish. Register online for these options and more at rochesterce.org/register
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Curling Sweeps the Globe FROM THE GANGNEUNG CURLING CENTRE IN SOUTH KOREA TO THE ROCHESTER RECREATION CENTER
BY HOLLY GALBUS PHOTOGRAPHY BY NAURA ANDERSON
HERE’S A GROWING INTEREST IN ROCHESTER FOR THE SPORT OF CURLING, A GAME OFTEN REFERRED TO AS “CHESS ON ICE.” THE CURLING CLUB OF ROCHESTER FORMED IN AUGUST 2017 WITH A KICKOFF EVENT ATTENDED BY MORE THAN 100 PEOPLE.
Kelsey Schuder, board president of the club and curling instructor, says there is great interest in the sport of curling locally, but what is needed is a dedicated curling ice facility, a place where participants can play on ice prepared specifically for the game.
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CURLING FOR ALL AGES
Schuder says the reasons for the sport’s gaining popularity are numerous. “Literally anyone can curl,” she says, “even before the age of 6. And I know some 90-year-olds who play. Also participants do not need to be athletically inclined to play.” But perhaps the biggest reason many curlers cite for their devotion to the sport is what is known as “the spirit of curling,” the competition brewed with kindness, sportsmanship and equality. The sense of community the sport builds is integral to the game. Players shake hands at the beginning and end of the game, wish each other “good curling” and at game’s end, enjoy the traditional broomstacking, which is a time to put away the brooms and sit down together.
Barbara Amundson, retired Rochester attorney, says curling was a big part of her life growing up in Saskatchewan, Canada. A competitive curler from age 15 until her mid-30s, her team competed at the Canadian Winter Games and the Canadian Women’s Curling Championship. She recently returned to the ice, participating in the club’s first practice at the Rec Center. “It was good to get on the ice,” she says. “It’s fresh air and exercise and social. I’m pleased to see the interest in Rochester.” Curling Club of Rochester member Catherine Hebert began curling 10 years ago in Wisconsin at a fundraising event she attended with her mom. They both learned to curl that day and curling continues to be a favorite family activity. “I like the camaraderie and social components of curling,” she says. Curling Club of Rochester meets Sundays from 7-11 p.m. at the Rochester Recreation Center. A winter league plays in January and February, with playoffs possible in March. To receive updates on club activities visit curlrochester.com.
HISTORY OF CURLING Curling is one of the oldest team sports, originating in Scotland in the 16th century. It became an official Olympic sport in 1998 in Nagano, Japan. The sport is very popular in Canada; it is the most televised women’s sport in that country. In the U.S., Wisconsin and Minnesota have the most curling enthusiasts. Rochester had a local curling club from 1972 to 2002. The group, organized by Rochester Parks and Recreation, initially curled in a barn at the fairgrounds—not an ideal venue—but they then moved to the Rochester Recreation Center. Interest grew and for a number of years there were eight teams playing three nights a week. Because the ice was primarily for hockey, not curling, the enthusiastic curlers began to travel to Owatonna and Wisconsin, where there are dedicated ice facilities, and the club slowly ceased activity in Rochester.
THE HOW-TO OF CURLING The game is played by two teams of four players on a sheet of ice. Players take turns sliding 44-pound stones toward a targeted area, or “the house,” 150 feet away. Each team “throws” eight stones, and the team closest to the center after all the stones are delivered will score the points. The stone rotates as it goes down the ice, and so players sweep the ice to change the speed and direction of the stone, bringing it closer to the target area. The “skip,” or team captain, stands in the house and calls the strategy to other players on the team. A typical game is 90 minutes in duration. 36 January/February 2018 RWmagazine.com
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BY DAWN SANBORN PHOTOS PROVIDED BY DAWN SANBORN
OR SEVERAL YEARS NOW, MY DAUGHTER AND I HAVE TAKEN A VACATION TOGETHER AROUND THE TIME OF MY BIRTHDAY IN JANUARY—A WELCOME REPRIEVE FROM THE BRUTAL MINNESOTA WINTERS. IN JANUARY 2017, WE HEADED TO THE CARIBBEAN COAST OF COSTA RICA.
GETTING THERE Our travel there took a long time and included both a plane and a bus ride. We arrived after dark in Cahuito, the resort town we were staying in, and we were famished. Our hosts, Enrica and Davide, who were from Italy and spoke English, Spanish and, of course, Italian, greeted us and recommended an Italian pizza restaurant (of course!). A bottle of wine, excellent pizza and a few minutes later, there was a calico cat on my lap (my favorite coloring of cat). I knew then that this would be a beautiful vacation. Early the next morning a cacophony of sounds pierced the air. The howler monkeys screamed, and the tropical birds chirped. The smell of sea salt and the sunshine on my face made my heart soar. We enjoyed toast with jam, coffee and fresh fruit and drank our coffee on our front porch as we planned our week.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT The farmer’s market overflowed with fruits, baked goods, coconuts and plantains, vegetables and fresh meat. We came upon a quaint place offering fresh crepes, which we ate with freshly blended pineapple juice (amaaaazing!). We noticed two ladies setting up grills in the street. They began grilling up some tasty looking chicken skewers. Another woman set up a table and a cooler with a handwritten sign saying, “Fresh Ceviche– shrimp, fish or both.” Our delicate American stomachs felt like these would be risky foods to try.
THE WELCOMING ATMOSPHERE AND HASTA MAÑANA We noticed, to my delight, that the town welcomed everyone, even dogs and cats that wandered in the streets. We enjoyed a Coca-Cola and conversation at a soda shop. We loved that there were no standard “hours of operation” and everyone was relaxed. There was never a rush, and everyone greeted us: “Hasta mañana!” I loved the simplicity of it all, and it became clear why tourists love the “don’t worry, be happy” philosophy.
BEACHES AND DREAMS COME TRUE We spent several afternoons at the beach at Cahuita National Park where we encountered many animals like howler monkeys, sloths, snakes and a friendly raccoon I nicknamed Charlie. As we soaked up the sun, Charlie helped himself to a bag of chips. I tried to explain to him that that I would be happy to share, but my daughter chastised me. I just smiled, grabbed the bag and offered him some more. He took them calmly and walked off to munch on his treat. We saw more animals at the sloth museum as well as at the Sanctuary. We also got to sample chocolate and watch them make it right in front of us at a cocoa farm. The best part of the week was riding a horse. On a beach. In Costa Rica! Riding that mare at a full gallop with the waves crashing in, I cried silently from the pure joy of something so beautiful. Our guide even stopped halfway through our ride, took the machete off his belt, hacked down a green coconut and cut out a hole for us to drink the sweet but refreshing coconut water.
GOING FOR MORE January 2018 will be a trip to Isla Mujeres in Mexico. And then in 2019, my 50th birthday, we will be visiting Belize. I am very grateful that my daughter and I get to take these trips together. My daughters have always been the best things that have happened to me, and now I get to share such amazing times with them. I am one very lucky mom! Dawn Sanborn is a professional photographer, art instructor, foodie and world traveler. She is also a raccoon whisperer. RWmagazine.com January/February 2018 39
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DUNN BROTHERS COFFEE I first met Rochester Women magazine Publisher Jorrie Johnson at Dunn Brothers Coffee on South Broadway. As a Rochester Greeter representative, she welcomed me and another gal to the city with a packet of goodies and wonderful conversation. I learned that she was managing editorial content for Rochester Women magazine, and she learned that I was an aspiring writer. Dunn Brothers is known for its imported coffee from around the world, as well as in-house roasting. Dennis and Lynn Wong own the three Dunn Brothers Coffee locations in Rochester, as well as Zumbro River Catering. Their location on Elton Hills has a large cafe and is known for their breakfasts with fresh eggs and quality Boar’s Head meats. When I was new to Rochester, this location became a great comfort to me. Using their Wi-Fi, I stayed in touch with family when I didn’t have internet service at my house, and I enjoyed food and drinks in front of a cozy fireplace. Since then I have enjoyed breakfast or coffee with friends, and taken in the local artists’ work showcased on their walls.
LE PETIT CAFÉ Saturday mornings in Rochester are known for the Rochester Downtown Farmers Market, and it is not just in the summer. The winter Farmers Market is indoors every other Saturday from November through April at the Olmsted County Fairgrounds in Building 35. At the center of the market is a mobile 40 January/February 2018 RWmagazine.com
espresso/pastry shop called Le Petit Café. All drinks are espresso-based and of a European tradition. Deirdre Conroy, owner of Le Petit Café, is not only passionate about good coffee, but also good food. She prepares her pastry selections with fresh, seasonal ingredients from her local farm. She has extensive training and experience from around the world as a pastry chef. Her mobile cafe is a must stop shop for summer or winter.
CAFÉ STEAM Nestled on Broadway between Historic 3rd and 4th Street South, Café Steam provides downtown culture with daytime meeting space for business professionals or casual friends, and nightlife with musical performances and open mics. It also supports the arts with space for showcasing artists’ work. My first encounter with the urban coffee shop was when I attended a meetup for writers. The atmosphere provided us a space to get food and drinks and meet around a table to share writing and conversation. I love to bring friends visiting from the Twin Cities to Café Steam because it feels so different from anywhere else. I step inside, and I feel like I am in a New York- or Chicago-style house—a long and narrow passageway from front to back of the building. The front leads to Broadway and the back to a deck area with seating available in the summer. It has only been open for a few years, and I hope it stays for a long time. Café Steam is owned by Traci Downs, Kaya Garcia and their husbands, along with General Manager Will Forsman. Traci says, “Our focus at Café Steam is to provide a local coffee shop experience with a sense of place. Local artists decorate our ever changing walls, musicians play live music on the weekends, and people from downtown Rochester come together to become a welcoming community for all. From city officials, to local entrepreneurs, visitors and patients at Mayo Clinic to students needing a great place to study, we aim to bring people together over amazing coffee and tea, wonderful conversation, and lots of love.” Café Steams owners “were inspired to open a coffee shop to bring this dream alive so that we could all be part of making Rochester the best community it can be.” Traci says, “We are want to part of the community Café Steam creates.”
OLD ABE COFFEE COMPANY What Abe Sauer started on a Dutch-style tricycle cart is now in a little house off 7th Street next to Cooke Park. Old Abe Coffee Company offers a variety of unique drinks, like the Old Abe War Eagle or Apple Pie in a Cup, and a selection of vegan/vegetarian food. This coffee shop is unlike any other, with a playroom for children and a reading room for adults. It is quaint and intimate, welcoming and creative. It is inspiring for the artist and the imaginative. Abe’s sister greeted me as soon as I walked in the door, and behind the little kitchen, she concocted an Ice Zumbro—an iced blend of coffee, cinnamon and hazelnut with chocolate almond milk. It was amazing!
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ROCHESTER PUBLIC LIBRARY BOOK GROUPS
BY ANNA MATETIC
YNETTE PERRY, AN ADULT PROGRAM COORDINATOR AT THE ROCHESTER PUBLIC LIBRARY, MEETS ME IN A CONFERENCE ROOM ON THE SECOND FLOOR OF THE LIBRARY. IT SEEMS A LARGE SPACE FOR A BOOK GROUP, BUT IT IS THE PERFECT SIZE FOR THE NIGHT OWL BOOK GROUP. “I CURRENTLY HAVE 24 PEOPLE IN IT,” SAYS PERRY. “MY MAX WAS 27 AT ONE POINT.”
DIFFERERNT TYPES OF BOOK GROUPS While members of the Night Owl book group read the same book, other groups pick a theme instead of a specific book. The Mystery book group is one of these. “They might all read a cozy mystery set in a bed and breakfast,” says Perry. “They can all find one that they want and read it and then talk about the ones that they read.” There is even a cookbook group where members find a recipe and bring the food to the meeting. “It’s a great way for people to share their interests and their time with the library and with other people,” she says. There are currently eight different book groups run by the library.
BORROWING BOOKS For the library groups, participants don’t need to buy each book. “That is one thing that’s unique about our library,” says Perry. “We provide copies of the books to everybody who is part of those book groups.” The books come from the Rochester library or from interlibrary loan. “We can always order them from somewhere else in the state,” says Perry.
CLICK TO FIND YOUR GROUP On the library’s website, there is a page that lists the groups. Clicking on each link takes you to the calendar of the meeting times, as well as the books to be discussed. The book groups are not just for local residents; anyone can join. “All that’s required is a library card,” says Perry. “We have gotten people over the years who’ve been in town for a long-term visit. They enjoy the diversion—something other than sitting in doctor’s offices and hospital rooms.”
BOOKS IN A BAG The library offers another service called Book Group in a Bag. The bag includes 10 copies of the book and a packet specific to the title with discussion questions. “You can check out and reserve up to a year in advance,” says Perry. The bags are available for both the library book groups or for patrons to check out for their private book groups. “You can pick a date to pick up the book,” says Perry, “and then you have (it for) six weeks.” This period gives you time to pick up and distribute books, for participants to read the book and to collect the books and return the bag to the library.
Lynette Perry w ith one of the Ro chester Public Library’s Book Group in a Bag sets.
“People will reserve a whole year’s worth in advance,” says Perry. “There’s some book groups that (only use) our book group bags.” A complete list of the bags can be found on the library’s website. “You can find it by just doing a general catalog search,” says Perry, “but you can also go to the Book Group in a Bag page.” There are more than 200 titles available.
BOOK GROUP BASICS You can host a book group at the Rochester Public Library, but all groups hosted at the library must be open to the general public. The library also helps people manage a book group. “There’s a ‘book group basics’ handout with information about how to start or conduct a book group,” says Perry. If you find yourself in charge of a book group, don’t worry if people like the book you choose. Perry says with a smile, “I found that the best discussions come from the books that everybody hates.”
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New Year’s Day Pancake Breakfast, American Legion Post 92, all you can eat pancakes, sausage, French toast, juice, and coffee, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., 282-1322, post92.org
JANUARY 5 Polar Bear 5K Prediction Run, Gloria Dei Church, predict your run time, 9:30 a.m., 993-3505, rochestertrackclub.com
JANUARY 6 Wedding Extravaganza Bridal Expo, Mayo Civic Center, learn more about wedding vendors, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., 876-0199, weddingxtravaganza.com
JANUARY 11 18th Annual Beat the Odds Scholarship Ceremony, Rochester International Event Center, celebrate highschool/college students, 281-7771, rctc.edu
JANUARY 13 Rochester’s Young Artists, Christ United Methodist Church, highlighting the outstanding artistry of high school students, 7:30 p.m., rochesterchambermusic.org
JANUARY 13-14 64th Annual Eagles Cancer Telethon, Mayo Civic Center, raising funds for cancer research, 358-4744, eaglescancertelethon.org
JANUARY 13, 27, FEBRUARY 10, 24 Rochester Downtown Winter Farmers Market, Olmsted County Fairgrounds, locally-grown and homemade products, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., 273-8232, rochfarmmkt.org
JANUARY 20 Candlelight Snowshoe, Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center, 5, 6 and 7 p.m., stroll along a lighted trail on a beautiful winter evening, snowshoes provided, $10 (ages 6 & under free), registration required by Fri. Jan. 19, 467-2437, eagle-bluff.org/ top/events/
JANUARY 20 Until all the Pieces Fit: A Gala for Autism Awareness, Rochester International Event Center, The RT Autism Awareness Foundation presents a seated dinner and more, 226-7037, rtaaf.org
JANUARY 22 Travelling the Mayan World Route through Belize, Guatemala, and Honduras, Assisi Heights Spirituality Center, learn about the highly developed Mayan civilization with RCTC Professor Ivonne TjoeFat, 6:308 pm, 280-2195, rochesterfranciscan.org
JANUARY 24 Diversity Book Discussion, Forager Brewing/ Fiddlehead Coffee library room, discuss “Homecoming” by Yaa Gyasi, a novel about slavery which follows the path two sisters and their descendants from Africa to America, hosted by Anna Matetic, 358-0919, firstname.lastname@example.org
JANUARY 25 Parkside Art Gallery, First Floor Charter House, featuring artists Michelle Fagan and Wendy Westlake along with refreshments and music, 4:30-7 p.m., 266-8572, charterhouse-mayo.org
Women on Wednesdays: Escape from being Sex Trafficked What Now?, Rochester Civic Theatre, discussion detailing sex trafficking’s terrors, 5:30-7 p.m., 282-8481, rochestercivictheatre.org
17th Annual Wit Wisdom & Wine, Rochester Public Library, annual fundraiser featuring entertaining speakers, fantastic wine, delicious food, and great conversation, 6:30-10 p.m., 328-2300, rochesterpubliclibrary.org
Ladies Night Out on the Trolley, Casablanca Creative Cuisine & Wine, visit three charming shopping districts, 6:30-9:30 pm, 421-0573, rochestermntours.com
JANUARY 18-FEBRUARY 18 Winterfest XVI, Varying locations, winter activities that raise awareness and funds for area non-profit organizations, 269-2025, rochesterwinterfest.com
JANUARY 19-20, 25-27, FEBRUARY 1-4 The Last Five Years, Rochester Repertory Theatre, a uniquely structured, emotionally powerful musical relaying a complicated story of love, Thurs, Fri, Sat: 7:30 p.m.; Sun: 2 p.m., 289-1737, rochesterrep.org 44 January/February 2018 RWmagazine.com
14th National Wear Red Day, raise awareness for women’s leading cause of death: heart disease and stroke, 1-800-242-8721, honor.americanheart.org
FEBRUARY 2-18 Stay With Me Awhile, Rochester Civic Theatre, reallife vigil stories world premiere, Thurs, Fri, Sat: 7 pm; Sun: 2 p.m., 282-8481, rochestercivictheatre.org
FEBRUARY 3 15th Annual Hearts & Diamonds Spectacular, Somerby Golf Club, dinner, dancing, and diamonds to support the Ronald McDonald House of Rochester, 282-3955, rmhmn.org
FEBRUARY 8-10 SocialICE: Rochester’s Ice Bar, Peace Plaza Downtown, seven 12-foot ice bars with signature drinks, lighting effects, and more, Thurs: 5-9 p.m.; Fri and Sat: 4-10 p.m., 424-2866, downtownrochestermn.com/events/socialice
FEBRUARY 9-11 The 39th Annual Rochester Area Builders Home Show, Mayo Civic Center, includes a showcase of sustainable and energy efficient products and services within home building, Fri: 3-8 pm; Sat: 9 am-6 pm; Sun: 11 am-4 pm, 282-7698, rochesterareabuilders. com
FEBRUARY 10 Cultivating Resilience after Compassion Fatigue, Assisi Heights Spirituality Center, one-day retreat will relax those who encounter stressors associated with caregiving, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., 280-2195, rochesterfranciscan.org
FEBRUARY 10 Polar Plunge, Foster Arend Park, Support Special Olympics Minnesota programs and help athletes transform their lives, 1:30 p.m., (763) 270-7119, plungemn.org
FEBRUARY 10-11 French Festival, Lourdes High School, French choral work by Duruflé, Ravel’s ballet finale, and Debussy selections, Sat: 7:30 p.m.; Sun: 2 p.m., 286-8742, rochestersymphony.org
FEBRUARY 11 Festival of Music Concert, First Presbyterian Church, concert pianist Dr. Grigor Khachatryan and violinist Dr. Dina Maria Neglia-Khachatryan, 4 p.m., 282-1618, fpcrochester.org
Townsend Flea/Vintage Market, Mayo Civic Center, collection of vintage finds, antiques, collectibles, and repurposed items, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 269-1473, mayociviccenter.com
Gear Daddies, Mayo Civic Center Presentation Hall, see this Austin, Minnesota based, movie featured Americana/Rock band, 7:30 p.m., 328-2200, rochestermn.gov
Inspired Women Writers Retreat, Pepin, WI, 951-1468, luannb.com
FEBRUARY 16-18 Unveiled-Wedding Show by The Wedding Guys, Mayo Civic Center Ballroom, immerse yourself in an unparalleled planning experience designed by The Wedding Guys®, 12 p.m., (888) 715-7620, theweddingguys.com
FEBRUARY 16 The Lyra Baroque Orchestra Presents: Spanish Nights, Zumbro Lutheran Church, performance of Spanish and Italian baroque music with singing and strings, 7:30 p.m., (651) 321-2214, lyrabaroque.org
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Bear Creek Services Annual Wines of the World, Rochester International Event Center, enjoy a wide selection of 200+ wines, beers, and craft spirits, 6-9 p.m., 288-7195, bearcreekservices.org
Women on Wednesdays: Hit By A Farm: Women in Agriculture, Rochester Civic Theater, reflect on women’s accomplishments in the male dominated field of agriculture, 5:30-7 p.m., 282-8481, rochestercivictheatre.org
FEBRUARY 24 Rochester Chamber Music Society Chamber Jazz, Christ United Methodist Church, selections of jazz originally written for television scores and contemporary pieces, 7:30 pm, rochesterchambermusic.org
FEBRUARY 24 16th Annual A Chair Affair, Boys & Girls Club of Rochester, A gala to support the kids of Rochester and their bright futures, 226-0104, achairaffair.org
FEBRUARY 26 Why, God? Suffering Through Cancer into Faith, Assisi Heights Spirituality Center, meet coauthor Maggie Cupit-Link and hear her incredible faith cancer survival story, 6:30-8 p.m., 280-2195, rochesterfranciscan.org
MARCH 3 Passion Test for Professional Women, Terza Ristorante, 9-11:30 a.m., find your top five passions led by LuAnn Buechler, special guest Gina Foster, $99 includes brunch and mimosas, pre-register by February 23, luannb.com
MARCH 3 Six Appeal, Mayo Civic Center Presentation Hall, performance by an award-winning, a capella ensemble group spanning decades of music, 7:30 p.m., 328-2200, rochestermn.gov
MARCH 8 Ladies Night Out, Downtown Rochester, shopping, dining and giveaways, 5-9 p.m., downtownrochestermn.com/events/LadiesNightOut
MARCH 14 Local Author book discussion, Forager Brewing/ Fiddlehead Coffee library room, discuss “Time in My Pocket” by Rochester author Gina Dewink, hosted by Emily Watkins, email@example.com
MARCH 17 Desire Map Urban Retreat, Yoga Tribe, discover how you want to feel, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., 251-1596, yogatribemn.com
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EON LOGOTHETIS QUIT HIS CORPORATE DESK JOB AND HEADED OUT ACROSS THE WORLD SEEKING KINDNESS. HE NOT ONLY FOUND KINDNESS GIVEN TO HIM, BUT HE GAVE KINDNESS. LOGOTHETIS WANTED TO DISCOVER IF THERE WERE ACTUALLY KIND HUMANS STILL OUT THERE.
KINDNESS IN STEWARTVILLE As part of “The Kindness Diaries” book tour, Logothetis gave a presentation in Stewartville on August 30, 2017, organized by REACH coordinator James Parry of Stewartville High School and Middle School. About 200 people gathered in the Stewartville Performing Arts Center for this event. Megan Romens, mother of two elementary-age children, shared that the presentation was very thought-provoking. It developed a dialogue between Romens and her kids about what it means to be kind and how we treat others. Romens says she always felt like a kind person but Logothetis’ presentation brought kindness to a whole new level she had never considered. “It was a great reminder to be very conscious of how you make other people feel,” she says. Logothetis’ findings on kindness were random and from people with no hidden agendas, just the kindness in their hearts. They were humble, not concerned about whether someone would see them express kindness or not. These lessons aligned directly with how the REACH program teaches about character.
REACH As a teacher, Parry has been using “The Kindness Diaries” in REACH, an elective class offered to students in seventh to 12th grades. REACH stands for Relationships, Education, Accountability, Character and Hard Work. The mission of REACH is to make meaningful connections with students who need support, building personal improvement in all areas of their lives. Parry shares that “one of the REACH character standards states: Students will understand that their character is based on their values and willingness/ability to do the right thing, even when no one else is watching.” 46 January/February 2018 RWmagazine.com
RAKTIVISM We officially acknowledge kindness with National Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) Day on February 17, 2018. According to the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation anyone anywhere can become a RAKtivist: a Random Acts of Kindness activist. Their website randomactsofkindness.org is full of information—from kindness ideas to free K-12 lesson plans for teachers. The curriculum lessons teach kids important social emotional skills. Check out RAK events going on in Rochester, specifically with CAKE—Caring Acts of Kindness Everywhere. Listen to Danielle Teal on KROC 106.9 radio station for inspirational kindness ideas. Put yourself in someone else’s shoes. Spread kindness and become a RAKtivist. I have always believed that what you give out comes back to you. It may not be in the way you imagined, but more often it is better than you could ever have planned. This February, find a way to show someone you care.
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“The Kindness Diaries” book and Netflix series (released in 2015) is changing the way people see each other, as well as what it means to show kindness to one another. Logothetis’ adventures take us across the world to different cultures, different climates, but with one thing all in common—humanity.
Parry believes strongly, as many teachers do, that “the personal/ emotional needs of our students Leon asks yout must be met kindness that thh from the audience to share acts of ey have witnesse d in their lives. first so they can find the academic success they are looking for.” This is why the REACH program is such an important part of education and students really benefit from it. Many of Parry’s students attended the presentation and were very excited to meet and learn from Logothetis himself.
DOCUMENTARIES AND DISCUSSIONS The Olmsted County BRIDGE Collaborative, Rochester Area Fatherhood Network and the REACH program in Stewartville Public Schools are hosting two documentaries with discussions afterward in the Stewartville School Performing Arts Center. Paper Tigers 7 p.m. on Monday, January 22, 2018 Resilience: The Biology of Stress and The Science of Hope 7 p.m. on Monday, January 29, 2018 Register at eventbrite.com. of kindness Joy Blewett is a local freelance writer, designer, and art teacher.
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