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COVER STORY Sara Pennington Dancing Queen of Peace Plaza. By Renee Berg Photography by Dawn Sanborn Photography
FOOD AND WINE
HOME AND GARDEN
Women & Wine Al Fresco Dining From downtown patios to neighborhood hangouts. By Nicole L. Czarnomski
BEAUTY AND FASHION 13
By Bob Freund
Hair Trends Color and cuts for summer. 36
I Am A Beautiful Rochester Woman Sarah Halverson, CFO, IBM Global Markets.
By Jorrie Johnson
Get Comfortable in Your Skin Reverse aging and scarring. By Trish Amundson
GIRLS’ NIGHT OUT 50
We Are Happy Grateful and celebrating. By Jorrie Johnson
Women Veterans Community events honor and support. By Brittney Marschall
HEALTHY LIVING 22 H20 What do you know?
By Emily Watkins
Health, Wealth & Happiness How to love your body and achieve a healthy weight.
From the Editor 8 In the Know 16 Marketplace 52 Calendar Events 53 Advertisers Index
By Emily Watkins
Safety Tips for Your Home Leaving for vacation or home alone.
By Catherine H. Armstrong
LET’S GET PERSONAL 39
Stewartville Shops Three women who are making it personal. By Kim Zabel
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Patios, Porches and Decks Enhancing your outdoor living areas. By Cindy Mennenga
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Two Islands and a Beach Home on Bamber Valley Lake in Salem Sound.
Yeast Infections A quick guide to caring for yourself. By Caitlin Summers
Are You Ready to Learn About Alternative Healing Practices? Energy, holistic nutrition, hypnotherapy, massage and reiki.
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From Materialist to Minimalist If it doesn’t bring you joy, then let it go.
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41 Rowing Girls growing in all areas of life.
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If the Shoe Fits Cinderella is not the only one who knows the right shoe can change everything.
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Eliese Klennert-Nelson’s birthday, 2016. Stop #2 - La Vetta rooftop.
Ladies Night Out
During the summer, every Monday night in downtown Rochester, there is a fun Zumba dance party event from 5:30-7 p.m. On the cover of this issue of Rochester Women magazine we feature the dancing queen of downtown Rochester, Sara Pennington, creator of Zumba on the Plaza. Rochester Women magazine will be celebrating our 100th issue after Zumba on the Plaza at Terza Ristorante on Monday, July 10 from from 7-9 p.m. Come to Zumba on the Plaza that night to get a free drink ticket for Terza. Bring your friends for a fun ladies night out with Rochester Women magazine! My friend Eliese Klennert-Nelson celebrates her birthday in July every year by renting a limousine to take her friends around Rochester for cocktails. We’ve been to some places that I probably would have never experienced unless I was with a group of friends, including Douglas Saloon & Social Club, Pine Island Sports Bar and Shar’s Country Palace Bar in southeast Rochester. Last summer Eliese was stalling on making the plans, so I encouraged her to make the limo reservations, and in less than a week we had a party planned. We all met at Whistle Binkies North and climbed into the stretch limousine that took us to Five West and ended up at La Vetta rooftop downtown (Women & Wine, page 25). I’ve learned over the years, in order to function properly, it’s important to drink as much water (page 22) as wine. To celebrate our 100th issue, I compiled a list of what Rochester Women magazine advertisers, contributors and readers are happy about, grateful for and celebrating in this issue of Rochester Women magazine (page 10). Please post on Facebook or tweet what you are happy about, grateful for and celebrating this summer and include #RochesterWomen in the post. With the Fourth of July holiday upon us, we feature women veterans (page 47) and some special events honoring them. We owe so much to our veterans for our freedom and protection. In our Girls Night Out column this issue, we feature women-owned businesses in Stewartville (page 50). We’ll be hosting a Ladies Night Out on the trolley to Stewartville on August 30. We hope you will join us on the trolley or down in Stewartville. Visit rochestermntours.com to sign up. I hope you enjoy every moment this summer. Before we know it, school will be back in session, and the leaves will be changing colors. Sincerely, jorrie@RWmagazine.com
Correction: We apologize for prereleasing Tessa’s Office wine club wines in the May/June 2017 RochesterWomen magazine prior to the release date.
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LOCKS OF COMPASSION PROJECT, UNITING THE ROCHESTER COMMUNITY THROUGH ACTS OF COMPASSION
2017 HAMBONE MUSIC FESTIVAL Fri. & Sat., July 7 & 8
The 8th Annual Hambone Music Festival features amazing local, regional and national music at the Olmsted County History Center in Rochester. In addition to outstanding musical performances, they offer free educational workshops for youth, children and adults. This year there will be an expanded artists village featuring local artists and crafters. This event is supported by Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund, the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council (SEMAC) and the Rochester Arts Council. hambonemusicfestival.com
On display in Peace Plaza through September 1; closing ceremony and gifting of the display to the City of Rochester on Thurs., August 30. Catholic Charities will be at Thursdays on First & 3rd and will have designated tables for adults and children to purchase a lock ($10) to decorate. All art supplies will be provided. People will then be able to immediately attach their lock to the “Locks of Compassion” display and share their creation on social media. The key and a medallion with leather necklace strap will be gifted to each individual. The sales will benefit refugee children served through Catholic Charities resettlement office in Rochester. locksofcompassion.org
ZUMBA IN THE PARK Sat. July 8, 10-11 a.m., Kutzky Park, Rochester Back again this summer local Zumba teacher Amy Krause will lead participants in a free class for all levels. This is part of our summer series in the park that will include yoga, Zumba and other free exercise programming. Please check Facebook for new dates. A liability waiver will have to be signed by all participants.
END OF SUMMER BLOCK PARTY Sun., August 6, 12-4 p.m., Minnesota Children’s Museum Rochester Family-friendly, Fun event to wrap up the summer right includes free admission to the museum. There will also be a family bike ride organized by WeBikeRochester along with live music, photo booth, giveaways, and specials from some River Center Plaza businesses. For more information visit mcm.org/rochester.
FRANCIS AND CLARE: A WORLD PREMIERE MUSICAL Fri. & Sat., August 4 & 5, 7 p.m.; Sun., August 6, 2 p.m., St. Mary’s University, Winona Francis and Clare is a musical about the extraordinary lives of Saint Francis and Saint Clare of Assisi. Though they lived many centuries ago, their ideals of men and women treating each other with mutual respect and living in peace and harmony still inspires. With over 20 original songs in a variety of genres, this production will have audiences leaving the theater both entertained and moved by the power of love and the human spirit. The production is sponsored by the Sisters of Saint Francis in Rochester, Minnesota and will be held at the Page Theatre on the campus of St. Mary’s University in Winona. Tickets are $18 adult; $10 student. To reserve tickets 507-457-1715 (M-F 8 a.m. to 4p.m.) or pagetheatre.org.
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YOGART: YOGA + ART CAMP Mon.-Fri., July 10-13 & August 7-10, 2:30-4:30 p.m., Yoga Tribe, Rochester Looking for something fun to do with the kids this summer? Drop them off for yogArt -- a unique experience of yoga + art. Kids will enjoy an hour long yoga class, learning how to cultivate focus and balance, while having fun with breath and self expression. Afterwards, they will dive into a daily art project that reflects upon the theme of the yoga class. The last day will include an exhibit and reception! This class is being offered by Heather Ritenour-Sampson and Naura Anderson. Details and registration at yogatribemn.com.
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Ladies! Join us in wearing white as we benefit the new Teen Challenge Women’s Facility, and help put an end to addiction in Rochester. An elegant evening featuring: A beauty bar with local beauty prodessionals; Dreamy Night raffle; fashion show; food trucks; Dreamy Night boutique featuring local goods; the creative gathering class; take-home swag bags, and more. Purchase your tickets in advance at Rochester Assembly or online at dreamynight.eventbrite.com.
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HIS ISSUE OF ROCHESTER WOMEN MAGAZINE IS OUR 100TH ISSUE. TO CELEBRATE, I AM SHARING SOME COMMENTS FROM CONTRIBUTORS AND FRIENDS OF ROCHESTER WOMEN MAGAZINE. PLEASE JOIN OUR CELEBRATION BY POSTING YOUR HAPPY THOUGHTS ON THE ROCHESTER WOMEN MAGAZINE FACEBOOK PAGE THIS SUMMER. THANK YOU!
HAPPY As a Master Gardener, Gayle Kall was featured on the cover of the second issue of Rochester Women magazine in 2000. Last summer, she posted a question on Facebook asking what good things happened in people’s lives that day. The posts flooded in. I recently asked her to post the question again. She asked, “What are you feeling grateful for, and/or what makes you happy?” Her friend Lori Mickelson responded, “Family and my faith.” Rochester Women magazine’s first editor, Kimberly Keebler Dresner, who now lives and teaches in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, responded, “Old friends. Love you!” Many other friends responded with positive thoughts. Then Gayle posted all of the things she is happy about as follows: -the security of my husband’s love -when all three children are home at the same time -the knowledge that my children have each other’s back -Passover -tulips in bloom 10 July/August 2017 RWmagazine.com
-my dog, Cooper -my daughter’s smile -a job well done -a clean house -good red wine -pizza and the time to eat it hot -girlfriends that love me unconditionally -the color purple - justice -honesty - when Jack’s friends are over and they spontaneously break into song - my sister, Ellen -art -the sound of children laughing -talking to strangers - the warmth of the sun on my back -spontaneous hugs -the fact that so many people call me “mom” -when my daughter-in-law gives me a hug - Pasquale Presa—his energy is contagious -when the laundry is done -Amy Britain—I love her honesty -the whole Kall family; I got lucky -fireflies - the sound of the bullfrogs on the lake -self-sufficient and happy children -Jack going to law school -clean sheets on the bed -courageous women -my friend Tina Liebling running for governor; how lucky would Minnesota be? -Benjamin Kall’s self-confidence -integrity.
GRATEFUL Dawn Sanborn, a freelance photographer and writer for Rochester Women magazine, has been keeping her gratitude journal for years and recently started posting her Random Gratefulness for the day on Facebook. She says, “I hope to spread the love and inspire
others.” On Wednesday, June 7, 2017, she posted “My Random Gratefulness for today: 1. That I finished up all that work that I needed to get done and still had time to relax. #lifeisgreat 2. Another day in paradise here on my farm. Never thought I could be so lucky to have such a beautiful place to live and exist. With four horses, a donkey, seven goats, 10 cats, one pig, one cockatiel, six chickens, one rooster and three dogs—my life is complete! Every day is a blessing! 3. The quietness of the front porch: Trees bristling in the wind, birds chirping, cats playing in the yard...what could be more peaceful? And isn’t peace and happiness what we all long for? Yes! What’s one thing you are grateful for today?” As usual, Dawn had more than a dozen friends like her daily post and comment about what they are grateful for. One day I commented that I am grateful for Dawn. Another day, my friend Emily Watkins commented that she was grateful for me!
CELEBRATING I am personally celebrating my son Will Hansen’s graduation from Century High School and my younger son Calvin’s completion of elementary school. I celebrate every time my daughter Tiffany Hansen comes home from college to visit. I celebrate every day that my dog Roxy is with us because she was diagnosed with diabetes this spring and has been struggling. I am celebrating passing my project management professional certification this spring and look forward to the next phase of my career. I asked our readers and contributors to share what they are celebrating this summer. I received numerous responses.
GRATEFUL AND CELEBRATING I encourage all Rochester Women magazine readers to post this question to your friends this summer. See how many responses you get. People need the positive energy. Introducing the newest member of the Kranebell household! Piper Rose. ~Nikki Manion Kranebell with Audie Kranebell and Jane Schmitz Amazing evening today—one of my Buddhist peers sat with me at the temple and showed me how to read the mantras. These are things I always wanted to try...it’s great having caring people around! I was actually able to read them! ~Alya Woioi Are you sharing your gifts in the world, freely and fully? I Am. ~LuAnn Buechler Peonies in bloom on my farm this afternoon. Just in case you are in need of something good right now. ~Kim Zabel “OMG Karen! I got accepted! ” ~A student posted to Karen Light Edmonds, Project Legacy Will wonders ever cease? Sue can actually lay a floor. Stay tuned for new book detail! ~Sue Whitney I am happy to be introducing my kids to one of my greatest loves this summer—France! I’m grateful for the opportunity to see my happy place through their eyes and share my passion for the French culture (and the bread!) with them! ~Emily Watkins I am happy to have, yes, teenagers. They make interesting conversation, clean the bathroom and watch rated PG-13 movies. I love this stage of their lives! ~Renee Berg
As a writer for Rochester Women magazine, I am grateful for the opportunity to tell the stories of Rochester-area women who exemplify leadership, compassion for others, creativity, service to the community and hard work in achieving lifelong milestones. I hope readers will be encouraged by what these remarkable women are doing and will aspire to accomplish—and celebrate!—their personal goals and dreams. Thank you! ~Trish Amundson I’m happy, grateful and celebrating the launch of my first novel, “Time in My Pocket,” this fall. It’s been a dream of mine since elementary school to publish a book! With my supportive husband and two humor-inspiring children, I’m now making it a reality. ~Gina Dewink Jessica and I are at Thursdays on First doing a little celebrating. She passed her CNA test today in preparation for entering a nursing program in the fall. Congrats, Jess! ~Holly Galbus, June 1, 2017 Chris Anderson moved into her townhome a year ago and has been working at Mayo Clinic for 29 years! RCTC LIFE (Learning is Forever) is celebrating its 25th Anniversary. Kristie Moore opened Soul Purpose in downtown Rochester this year. Rochester Area Foundation has been such an incredible support for Jeremiah Program as we launch a campus here in Rochester. ~JoMarie Morris Feeling successful: I watched a Nicholas Sparks movie last night and woke up SANS puffy eyes! WOOT! Also, supported my Dear Ones through another year of their public education lives. Thank you to all the teachers who put your hearts into our blossoming future! ~Beth Ely
BY JORRIE JOHNSON ALPHABET PHOTOS BY TRACEY MCGUIRE PHOTOGRAPHY We have truly been blessed with so many great memories and have raised fine young men. Just look at how much they’ve grown over the years! I have so many pictures of these boys. Just love them to pieces! Hugs! ~Lisa Halverson Dipping my feet in lake water and spending time in the sunshine. –Erin Gibbons Kristin Hoefling, Registered Personal Banker 2 at Wells Fargo, celebrates 14 years at Wells Fargo. Another successful Tuesday. ~#YogaTribeMN Every year, more than 1 million patients from all 50 states and nearly 150 countries choose Mayo Clinic for their medical care. Bicycle Sports is celebrating 33 years! Celebrate at Olmsted County Fair July 24–30, 2017 olmstedcountyfair.com C.O. Brown is celebrating 100 years! Sisters of St. Francis congregation is celebrating its 140th anniversary! 150 years! On October 17, 1867 Rochester YMCA was organized as a reading room for young men to spend their winter evenings. Byron’s 150th birthday. The City of Rochester, Minnesota (pop. 110,000) Park and Recreation Department provides many leisure time opportunities for people to enjoy and manages more than 4,100 acres of park land including four golf courses, over 100 individual parks and 85 miles of paved trails. Alphabet Photograph Locations: W - Photographer’s front yard; E- Wrought iron from a Plummer House bench; A - Branches in field by Quarry Hill; R - on the north side of Silver Lake near the shelter; E- Railroad tracks by Quarry Hill; H - The north side of the building of Redwood Room; A - Chateau Theater; P - House railing by Crenlo; P - House railing by Crenlo; Y - Tree behind Mayo Civic Center. RWmagazine.com July/August 2017 11
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AIR REFLECTS THE IDENTITY OF AN INDIVIDUAL THROUGH PERSONALITY, CREATIVITY AND BEAUTY. HERE IS THE LATEST SCOOP FROM THREE LOCAL SALONS ON HAIR TRENDS THAT WILL HELP YOU GET YOUR GLOW ON FOR THE SUMMER.
Amber Berry, owner of Aberry Hair at Sola Salon Studios is stocking up on toner because at the top of our trend list is blonding. Blonde is no longer a pale yellow; it has become a kaleidoscope of colors from warm to cool tones. On the cool side is platinum blonde, and summer is the perfect time to make the classic change. With the addition of pastel and gray undertones, and new trends like blorange (pretty peach tones added to blonde locks), there are options to achieve any look.
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Brunettes and the Tiger Eye
Jessica Amos of Hair Studio 52 & Day Spa says, “Brunettes are looking for a yummy all-over dark chocolate or a tiger-eye inspired mix of golden and dark.” Tiger-eye is the perfect balayage for brunettes using golden, caramel highlights in dark brown hair.
Tired of the same old shade of natural hair color? Tones of red from fiery to auburn can give you the bright, fresh look you need to change things up. Reds compliment different complexions and eye hues. toner ed a pastel rośe Amber Berry us es ec pi de ed blon over pre-lighten ge technique on la ya ba e th g in us a hair. The cut is Heather Witt’s layers. ft so ith w ok lo classic layered Weisz, Photos by Krista Photography. e Moments of Lif
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“Seamless balayage and ombres are all the rage,” according to Richard Wendt, Artistic Director of Rocco Altobelli Salon and Spa in Rochester. Balayage is a hand painting technique, where the locks on the outside of the hair are dyed, and the roots are left natural. Ombre coloring is the gradual lightening of hair from dark to light. For 2017, expect to see softer ombres and balayage techniques resulting in a delicate line of demarcation. Rocco Altobelli
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Universally flattering on all hair types, the long bob is a favorite and the perfect balance between short and long. It’s also a good start for anyone afraid to cut their hair too short. Other bobs include the classic chin-length bob and the shaggy bob. Bobs work on a variety of face shapes and tend to be effortless and casual, while at the same time edgy and sexy.
With a fun, short pixie you will spend half the time styling your hair. While pixies are traditionally short all over, the contemporary pixie tends to be choppy and texturized with a longer bang giving you a cute, sexy or sophisticated look. blue hair was Marcy Marks’ . t by Amber Berry colored and cu
Layers create shape and volume for any hair. Layers create endless styling options including a bouncy blow-out, loose waves or even a sleek look.
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Why did I become a Hair Stylist? “I love art and creativity.” What is the favorite part of your job? “Making the world beautiful one haircut at a time. Leading an amazing group of talented people is just a bonus.” 14 July/August 2017 RWmagazine.com
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F YOU’RE ENERGIZED BY GROUP FITNESS AND LOVE BEING OUTDOORS, ZUMBA® ON THE PLAZA IS THE THING FOR YOU.
Back for its fifth summer, you can join Zumba on the Plaza on Mondays at 5:30 p.m. “It’s a fun workout,” says founder, Sara Pennington. “And it’s gotten bigger every year.”
THE ZUMBA BACKSTORY The first year, Zumba on the Plaza was held during the lunch hour. A smattering of people attended, but many let Pennington know they’d prefer an evening session instead. The next year, Pennington changed things up by scheduling the class at 5:30 p.m., and that’s when it really took off. A Rochester native, Pennington, 39, has a few other things going on—she’s got a day job, is helping her mom move into a condominium and has cleaning to do. But Zumba calls her name. Originally introduced to Zumba at Work Out World, Pennington shares, “It took me forever to get the guts to go into the class, but I did. I loved it—just loved it, right away.” Prior to Zumba, Pennington could be found doing cardio on the treadmill or elliptical, but the new endeavor won her over immediately. It was the first group fitness class she’d ever taken. “It was just a fun workout, and the time went by super fast,” she says. So she kept going back. “What I noticed most was I kept getting better at it. It was something I was excelling in. I saw myself improving, and I owned it. It was the biggest thing. It boosts your self-esteem and confidence.”
ZUMBA TRAINING Pennington attended a day-long training in the Twin Cities to become a Zumba instructor. Then she devised the idea to host Zumba classes on Peace Plaza. She checked with the Rochester Downtown Alliance, who gave her the go-ahead. But first, she had to overcome her fear of doing Zumba in front of people in public. Fellow Zumba instructors helped, providing encouragement along the way. “It’s a lifestyle for instructors,” she says. “They’re always happy and having fun.”
AN OPEN INVITE TO ALL Pennington says her goal was to bring that Zumba energy to people on Peace Plaza. She invited all of Rochester’s Zumba instructors to be a part of the fun, and a few joined her. It’s hard to count heads while leading a Zumba class, but Pennington estimates as many as 130 people attend the Peace Plaza Zumba sessions. She’s also discovered that this is a gateway for people to discover Zumba. Many have never tried it before, but the allure of a free outdoor class on the plaza is too enticing to resist, so they end up dancing the night away.
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ZUMBA FANS OF ALL AGES Take Maxine Pfeifer, who has been attending since the class launched five years ago. This summer, Pfeifer, 30, plans to bring her young daughter who also loves to dance. “I love dancing, seeing friends, being outside, and I’m all about free entertainment,” Pfeifer says. “It’s so much fun and always a great workout. Usually there’s a great breeze coming through the plaza area, which keeps it comfortable, even on warm days.” Joellyn Beber, a 68-year-old retiree, discovered Zumba at the Rochester Area Family YMCA. She then found her way to the plaza, and she’s been attending for years. “How can you resist?” Beber asks. “Outside? In the sunshine? The crowds are big, and you meet new people. I’ve met many people through Zumba on the Plaza, and I can hardly wait to get back this summer and meet up with them again. It’s quite the special atmosphere.” Beber also appreciates that while Pennington is the lead instructor, she includes various other Zumba instructors each Monday throughout the summer. They each add their own energy, flare and musical variety to the fun, says Beber. Pfeifer and Beber echo Pennington’s affirmation that Zumba is for everyone no matter their age, gender or ability. Having male instructors doesn’t hurt, Pennington says. “It’s all kinds of people who come,” she says. “There are kids ages 3, 4 and 5 and up, and mostly women from teenagers up to their 60s and a few guys sprinkled in. Probably the only time that you’ll see guys doing Zumba in Rochester is on the plaza.” RWmagazine.com July/August 2017 17
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Pennington says she never envisioned that Zumba on the Plaza would become this popular, but here it is. She’s got more than 100 people dancing outdoors to international music. “I wanted to expose people to Zumba,” she says. “And I wanted to get people to lead a more active lifestyle, spend more time outdoors, get involved in a particular community like the Zumba community. It’s so amazing that the people you meet, everyone is there to have fun, of course, but everyone also wants to do something good for themselves.” EDITOR’S NOTE: In the 1990s Colombian dancer and choreographer Alberto “Beto” Perez created Zumba, a high-energy dance fitness program. The choreography incorporates hip-hop, merengue, salsa and cumbia to Latin rhythms and popular dance club songs.
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We Are All Beautiful ROCHESTER WOMEN
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WORLDWIDE COMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRIES CFO IBM GLOBAL MARKETS BY JORRIE JOHNSON PHOTOS BY TRACEY MCGUIRE PHOTOGRAPHY
ARAH HALVERSON CAME ACROSS THE I AM A BEAUTIFUL ROCHESTER WOMAN ARTICLE IN A PRIOR ROCHESTER WOMEN MAGAZINE AND THOUGHT IT WOULD BE A FUN. SHE LOVES TO GET DRESSED UP, BUT SHE NEVER HAD A MAKEOVER BEFORE. SHE SAYS, “IT WAS FUN GETTING TO CHAT WITH KATIE KIRCKOF AT BB MAKE-UP. SHE DID A GREAT JOB!”
HER HOME LIFE
Sarah was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Her family moved to Pine Island when she was 8 years old. She lived there until she went to college. Now, she lives in Byron. There are four children in Sarah’s family of origin. She is the second oldest. Her family is spread across the country now. “I have an older brother who lives in Cleveland, a younger brother who lives in town, a younger sister who lives in Salt Lake City, and my parents live in Maine. We go visit them when we can.”
“I have three boys that I’m crazy about. They are amazing,” says Sarah enthusiastically. She stays busy with them and their active sports lives. “I feel incredibly blessed to have a career that I love and three happy and healthy kids. I’ve been enjoying this stage of life with raising kids and Sarah with her sons Jack (15), being able to take them Parker (7), and Hu dson (5). places and experience new things.” Sarah just bought a house in Byron that she enjoys decorating. She enjoys traveling, when time allows, tasting craft beer and sipping wine. “If I’m not doing any of those things, I’m usually cuddled on my couch watching Dateline or HGTV with my French Bulldog Knox,” she says.
WORKING IN THE GLOBAL ECONOMY Sarah has been working with IBM for 10 years. “I’ve had a variety of different finance roles, mostly in planning. I think the biggest obstacle of my career was earlier in my career I was asked to manage a team of 40 financial analysts when I was 27. I was taking over one of our largest finance teams and had just found out that I was pregnant with my third son.” She couldn’t turn down the opportunity. “I knew by accepting the position, I was going to get pushed to levels that I hadn’t been pushed to before. If they asked me to do it, they had the confidence in me that I could.” The position taught her a lot about balance and time management. She says, “I’ve never regretted it. I love being challenged and felt like those years really helped me grow as a person as well as my career, despite the amount of hours I was able to sleep at night.” For the past two years, Sarah has supported the Worldwide Communications Industries for IBM Global Markets. “I basically do all of our account plans for revenue, profit, expense, signings and strategic imperatives for accounts like AT&T, Verizon, Google and Facebook.” Her general manager is located in the United Kingdom, and the team is on every continent. She comments, “That means sometimes very early morning meetings or late evening meetings, but it’s all about balance. IBM is very flexible so I’m able to balance this by taking early or late calls from home.”
FRIENDLY ADVICE Sarah focuses on balance. “Knowing what I’m putting into my body (eating clean) has an impact on how I feel about myself and how I look. I try to get a workout in each day. I find that the better I take care of myself the more beautiful I feel.” Sarah recommends doing something for yourself each day. She admits, “Some days are just too busy—that doesn’t happen, and everyone will have those days. I do, though, try to get a quick workout in the morning, or enjoy a cup of coffee in bed before the kids get up, or a walk at night, or just a glass of wine after a long day. Just something that allows me a little me-time.” RWmagazine.com July/August 2017 19
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Get Comfortable in Your Skin REVERSE AGING AND SCARRING BY TRISH AMUNDSON
ALK DOWN THE SKIN CARE AISLE AT THE STORE AND YOU’LL FIND A MULTITUDE OF OVER-THE-COUNTER PRODUCTS TO CLEANSE AND EXFOLIATE YOUR SKIN, TREAT ACNE, DIMINISH WRINKLES AND AGE SPOTS—AND MAKE YOU LOOK YOUNGER EVERY DAY. In your bathroom cabinet, many of these same products sit only partially used—with little or no results. When it comes to treating acne scars, age spots and more, it’s time to clean out the cabinet and turn to the professionals for a variety of specialty products and services that will help you achieve optimal results and be more comfortable being you.
FROM ACNE SCARS TO AGE SPOTS According to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), acne scars can become more noticeable with aging as the skin loses collagen. Multiple treatments to reverse or minimize acne scars are available, depending on the patient’s needs. Age spots are flat, brown marks on the skin that also come with aging. “They usually appear on the face, chest, back, back of the hands and on top of the feet,” states the AAD. “Age spots are caused by exposure to UV radiation.”
MICRONEEDLING “Microneedling breaks up superficial scar tissue and stimulates new collagen growth to smooth mildly uneven skin texture,” says board-certified and Mayo Clinic-trained Victoria Hagstrom, M.D., founder and president of anew medspa.clinic. She tailors this treatment, as well as other appearance-enhancing services, to meet the needs of each client, including smoothing wrinkles and managing acne.
LASER TREATMENT “More severe scars require laser treatments to both break down, as well as physically remove, old scar tissue, replacing it with smoother, softer collagen to fill in depressed areas and smooth down ridges and bumps,” says Dr. Hagstrom. The fastest way to remove sunspots is a specialty laser treatment called BBL (broadband light therapy), which is also known as IPL (intense pulsed light) or photofacial therapy. She explains that lasers, properly performed, yield excellent results. The process includes a skin assessment and an application of post-treatment care and instructions. It stimulates new collagen growth, elasticity and cell turnover, resulting in improved tone, texture and luster.
BELLAFILL® The newest acne scarring solution, Bellafill, is now FDA-approved for the correction of acne scars—to fill in the deepest and largest depressions of acne scars on patients over the age of 21 years. “It is injected into the skin layers to provide a constant stimulus for new collagen to fill the hole left behind from a large acne lesion, such as a cystic acne nodule,” says Dr. Hagstrom. Bellafill is “a smooth, collagen gel-based dermal filler that immediately adds volume to the skin.” It’s also used to correct smile lines.
PEELS Facial peels can be effective in reducing acne and age spots, fine lines and wrinkles. “I suggest a series of three to six weekly treatments,” says Erica Buck of Erica’s Esthetics, where services include facials, face waxing, dermaplaning, makeup and body waxing. “This process involves a series of peels that start out with no downtime and then gradual medium-depth peels, depending on the severity.” Clients tend to see results by using a consistent active ingredient home care regimen within two weeks after treatment. “They begin to see age spots fade and acne reduce, depending on severity, with significant change in color and texture,” says Buck. “Acne reducing treatments, along with daily home care, protect the integrity of the skin and cell membrane, resulting in a more even, smooth and glowing complexion.”
PRESCRIPTION PRODUCTS Age spots also can be treated with effective prescription ingredients in specialty skin care products, which help fade the spots gradually over time. If these products are used regularly, they can help prevent new age spots too.
Trish Amundson is a Rochester-area freelance writer.
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“Thousands have lived without love, not one without water.” - W.H. Auden
WHAT DO YOU KNOW? BY EMILY WATKINS PHOTOGRAPHY BY DAWN SANBORN PHOTOGRAPHY
ATER IS THE FOUNDATION OF LIFE. WE COULD NOT EXIST WITHOUT IT. THE MOST IMPORTANT OF ALL NUTRITION, WATER MAKES UP BETWEEN 55–60 PERCENT OF OUR BODY COMPOSITION. DIFFERENT CELLS CONTAIN DIFFERENT AMOUNTS OF WATER. FOR EXAMPLE, BONE IS ABOUT 22 PERCENT WATER, AND MUSCLE IS ABOUT 75 PERCENT WATER.
HOW WATER WORKS Water has many important jobs. It dissolves and transports substances, catalyzes chemical reactions, lubricates tissues, regulates temperature and provides minerals. Without a good balance of fluids, we risk serious health issues and even death. Did you know that bodybuilders and swimsuit contestants use water manipulation in the days leading up to their competitions? Drinking more or less water can affect the way your muscles look and stand out. Dieters who cut out carbohydrates notice significant weight loss initially, which is mostly water weight since carbohydrates hang on to water in your body.
DRINKING WATER Tony Benson, communications coordinator at Rochester Public Utilities, says Rochester residents are lucky to have an extremely clean source of drinking water. Our water comes from aquifers, is treated minimally and is fortified with chlorine, fluoride and a polyphosphate blend. Benson says that RPU collects and tests over 1,200 water samples annually, the results of which are published on their website. He assures Rochester residents that our water is safe, and he encourages people to use tap water to reduce the waste of bottled water, especially since it isn’t necessarily tested as much as municipal water. You may have noticed in some schools and public places that the water fountains have a separate place to fill your own bottle. There’s even a running count of how many plastic bottles are being kept out of landfills because of reusing your own bottle. If you’re looking for a filtration system, Culligan sells a reverse osmosis service for your home. It removes virtually almost all contaminants in the water, and you can use this water for everything. This also cuts down on plastic bottles.
HOW MUCH? The standard advice is to drink eight eight-ounce glasses of water a day. This isn’t a magic formula; it’s just a pretty catchy way to remember generally how much to drink. But remember, water is in many other things besides your glass. Fruits and vegetables can be more than 90 percent water, and other beverages contain water. If you’d like a formula for how much to drink, use this calculation: for every kilogram of body weight, ingest 30–40 milliliters of water. However, if you are sick, exercising, menstruating or in a drier climate, you will likely need more water.
HOW CAN I DRINK MORE?
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If you are not drinking enough water, here are some ideas for increasing your fluid intake. Get a fun water bottle and keep it with you at all times. Create a goal for how many times you’ll fill it up in a day. Cut up different fruits and put them in a big jug of water that you keep in the fridge. This gives you a taste boost to your water and gives you extra nutrients as well. Use a sparkling water (I like Klarbrunn) and pour on top of frozen berries for a yummy faux cocktail in the summer. When it’s chilly, try warm water with lemon and flavored teas.
CRAZY COMBOS Do you want your water and your caffeine too? Look no further than Water Joe. According to JD Seger, national brand manager for Water Joe, in 1996, before the energy drink boom, a college student who didn’t like the taste of coffee but wanted the caffeine, decided to take a shot at producing a drink that would be just water and caffeine. He says when people have it for the first time they expect that it will taste funny, but it tastes just like water. In a 700-mL bottle, there is about 85 mg of caffeine. What about adding sweeteners and powders to your water? I am not a fan because they are just empty calories, but if it is the only way you’ll drink more water, give it a try. Have a goal to incrementally decrease the amount of additives you put in your water until you can drink it just plain. Now, go get a drink of water!
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Dining FROM DOWNTOWN PATIOS TO NEIGHBORHOOD HANGOUTS
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B Eat and sip wine on the sidewalk patio at Victoria’s downtown for lunch or dinner.
ECAUSE SUMMER IS IN FULL SWING, WE WANTED TO FIND THE BEST PLACES FOR YOU TO HANGOUT AND ENJOY THE PERFECT SUMMER SIP. WE FOUND 11 RESTAURANTS WITH PATIO AND ROOFTOP SEATING THAT OFFER FABULOUS HAPPY HOUR SPECIALS SO YOU AND A FRIEND OR TWO CAN ENJOY THE WARM SUMMER AIR, ALONG WITH A COCKTAIL.
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Victoria’s Ristorante and Wine Bar
Centrally located downtown, Victoria’s has patio seating for 50-60 people. Their house wine is La Terre, which includes merlot, cabernet, Chianti, Lambrusco, white zinfandel, chardonnay and pinot grigio and is about $7 per glass. On Wine Wednesday, you can indulge in a bottomless glass for $8. Their daily happy hour is from 3-6 p.m., and house wines are only $4.50 per glass. “Our favorite wines for the summer are chardonnays, sauvignon blancs, moscatos, rosés and sangria,” says Natalie Victoria, owner and operator of Victoria’s Ristorante & Wine Bar. “Our customers love sangria in the summer, and blush wines have made a huge comeback.” They have a wide range of food all made from scratch. Ryan Tator, manager, says, “It’s tough to recommend the perfect wine from our menu because everyone’s palate is different.” He says you can ask for a sample before you order a full glass.
Chester’s Kitchen and Bar
On the east end of Peace Plaza, take a seat on the patio at Chester’s. They offer happy hour rates Monday to Sunday from 3-6 p.m. and 9 p.m. to close with $2 off wine, beer and cocktails. A glass of wine is normally around $8 per glass. “We have a new jalapeno burger with a blackberry jam and candied bacon,” says Stacy Brambrink, service manager. “It’s topped with brie cheese curds that are absolutely amazing. It goes well with a house red,” she said. Their house red includes Robert Mondavi Cabernet and Merlot. The house white wines are Robert Mondavi Chardonnay and Luccio Pinot Grigio. Some of Chester’s best sellers for summer include La Marca Prosecco, Chandon Rosé Split, sparkling wines, and Dr. Loosen Riesling. If you’re a lover of red wines, check out La Crema Pinot Noir and Alamos Malbec. RWmagazine.com July/August 2017 25
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Salute is a great place in Peace Plaza to sit outside and sip wine. Their patio seats about 40, and happy hour is from 3-6 p.m. They have Trapiche house wines including chardonnay, pinot grigio, cabernet and Malbec. For happy hour, they pour six-ounce glasses for $4. Otherwise, the house wines are $7 for a six-ounce pour and $10 for a nine-ounce pour. The Sonoma Coutrer Chardonnay is their best-selling wine. It’s $15 per glass and pairs well with cucumber and feta bruschetta.
Located on the southeast corner of Broadway and Third Street South, Terza Ristorante offers street-level outdoor seating. Wine is about $7 per glass for three ounces or $11 per glass for 6 ounces. Ordering by the ounce is a great way to taste a couple of different wines, if you are undecided. Their Guenoc house wines include merlot, pinot noir, pinot grigio, chardonnay and sauvignon blanc. Happy hour at Terza is offered at two separate times, 3-6 p.m. and 9 p.m. to close. They also have half-price antipasti, including cured salami pizza or taleggio (cheese) and wild mushroom pizza. Bruce Paine says the prosciutto and fig pizza is also a favorite. “Pair it with a Charles Smith ‘Boom-Boom Syrah,’” he says. “It has a little spice to it and acts as a palate cleanser.”
Without a doubt, La Vetta has the best patio seating in town. They are located seven stories above Terza, their sister restaurant. It overlooks Mayo Clinic, the Plummer Building and Rochester’s beautiful skyline. They’re open year-round, and in the summer, they open up the glass garage door so everyone gets a taste of the warm, fresh Minnesota air. La Vetta offers the same house wines as Terza, and happy hour is from 3-6 p.m. La Vetta has their own unique menu. Kathryn Oeltjen and Nicholas Anthony, wait staff, were incredibly enthusiastic about the menu and had great things to say about the very popular Stars n Stripes burger. It’s a seasoned burger with brioche, bacon jam, cheddar, romaine, a tomato slice, Cajun onion and basil mayo.
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Wildwood, located in the back of Kahler Apache in southwest Rochester, has a patio that seats about 60 people. Their happy hour spans Monday to Friday from 4-7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 3-6 p.m. There are no happy hour specials on wine, but for Wine Wednesday they offer $4 off per glass. Their wine menu includes easy drinking summer wines: Canti Sparkling Moscato, St. Gabriel Riesling, Candoni Pinot Grigio and Cupcake Sauvignon Blanc. If you’re a diehard red wine drinker go for their Apothic Red or Robert Mondavi Woodbridge Merlot.
Although The Tap House isn’t known for their wines, they still offer a great selection. LaMarca Prosecco, St. Gabriel Riesling, Canti Moscato, Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc and William Hill Chardonnay are their white wines. And for the red wines, enjoy Apothic Red, Robert Mondavi Pinot Noir and a Tom Gore Cabernet Sauvignon. On average, wine is about $7 per glass. They don’t offer happy hour drink specials. “The Stone Fruit Sangria and the Blackberry Mojito are very popular during the summer,” Natalie Victoria, owner, said. “The Tap House Caliente isn’t as recognized as the others, but it’s delicious. It’s made with jalapeno-infused Patron, pom-passion fruit puree, blood orange bitters and lime juice,” she said.
Twigs Tavern & Grille
Located in the pill hill area, Twigs patio seats 60-70 people. Their house wines are Big House Cabernet and Pinot Grigio. Wines average about $8 per glass, and happy hour is from 3-6 p.m. Monday through Friday. You’ll get $1 off wine during happy hour. “Our most popular wines for the summer are the Starling Riesling and the Sycamore Lane Chardonnay,” says Brianna Clement, manager. “These wines pair well with gluten-free parmesan crisps and onion rings.” 26 July/August 2017 RWmagazine.com
Enjoy the lovely surroundings of plants, water and fire on the private patio at Twigs.
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There are a few breweries in Rochester northwest of downtown, but the only one with wine is Forager, located near Barlow plaza, in between Kutzky Park and Cooke Park neighborhoods. Their rustic wood-fired pizzas pair well with their wines, which range from $7.50-12 a glass. Locally produced Cannon River Winery Sogn Blanc, made of Edelweiss grapes, a semi-sweet wine with hints of passionfruit and floral, is available by the glass ($7.50) or bottle ($30). Forager’s wine list includes rich, berry reds and lighter white wines. Try their sangria made with Wisconsin distillery 45th Parallel Madison Avenue Orangecello, Arajan Armenian Brandy, red and white wine ($9 per glass) on a summer afternoon or evening on the patio at Forager.
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Mr. Pizza North offers happy hour Monday to Friday from 4-6 p.m. and includes beer and appetizers. The house wines are named House and include chardonnay, sauvignon blanc, merlot and a red blend. Heather Jacobson, daughter of the owners and the baker said, “The more popular wines are tough because we have a broad list of popular wines that our guests enjoy.” The best sellers are usually cabernets, chardonnays, moscatos, Apothic Red, rieslings and Malbec. Wine by the glass is $5-10. Mr. Pizza North celebrates Wednesday evening with “Wine-down Wednesday.” It’s a great night for guests to try new wines with friends. Jacobson said, “We offer half-price bottles of wine all evening!” “As far as food goes, I always recommend a cabernet or zinfandel with a meaty pasta or pizza,” Jacobson says. “A sauvignon blanc or pinot grigio goes well with a salad or anything with alfredo sauce.” “You don’t always have to drink what is recommended,” she says. “Many people drink what they really enjoy, no matter what they are eating!”
Five West, one of the newest restaurants in northwest Rochester, has a patio that seats about 100 people. The house wines are Canyon Road Cabernet and Chardonnay, and they cost about $7 per glass. Happy hour spans from 3-6 p.m., Monday to Friday and 9 p.m. to midnight Monday to Thursday with a dollar off wine by the glass. “Candoni Rosé is popular in the summer, and it pairs well with the chicken quinoa salad or the shrimp salad with honey and lime dressing,” Shawna Refsland, bar manager comments. “The Hakuna Moscato is another popular drink. It’s made with a moscato wine with Cruzan passion fruit rum, house-made cranberry syrup, topped with club soda and sierra mist.”
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Whistle Binkies has two locations, one northeast and one south, with patio seating. Both offer inexpensive and fantastic wines. Their house wines are Sycamore Lane Chardonnay, White Zinfandel, Merlot and Cabernet. The house wines are $3.75 per glass. Rachel Schnell says, “Bruschetta and tuna tartare appetizers are perfect with your favorite glass of wine.” Editor’s Note: This article is a sampling of some of Rochester’s downtown and neighborhood restaurants with outdoor seating. It is not meant to be an all-inclusive list. Nicole L. Czarnomski is a freelance writer in the Rochester area who enjoys learning about wine from grape to glass.
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Two Islands and a Beach HOME ON BAMBER VALLEY LAKE IN SALEM SOUND
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BY BOB FREUND
ONITA AND STEVE PATTON’S DOUBLE ISLANDS ARE INDOORS—SURROUNDED BY KITCHENWARE. THEY ALSO ARE JUST A FEW STEPS FROM THE PATTONS’ PRIVATE BEACH ON BAMBER VALLEY LAKE. THE KITCHEN ISLANDS AND THE BEACH ARE BOTH ARE EYE-CATCHING FEATURES OF LAST YEAR’S RENOVATION OF THEIR HOUSE.
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HOME FOR 30 YEARS In the late 90s, the young couple purchased their property in the Salem Sound subdivision and built a home largely with their own hands. Working from a starter design, they provided labor to construct their home. “It took about a year to build the house,” Bonita says. The home’s layout worked well for many years, but as their family grew and their sons got bigger, they made changes. “About 10 years ago, we started to tinker with the kitchen,” she says. “Finally, we decided to gut it all and start over.”
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REVAMPED AND EXPANDED The kitchen was contained in a single room with a half-sized wall looking out one side and a full wall with door on the other side. In spring 2016, the walls at each end were demolished as the work got underway. Once the walls were down, the original kitchen was extended into what was a formal dining area. The Pattons kept an original island, which had been used for food preparation, and added a second island with a built-in gas stove for cooking. They also designed a new island with seating space for quick meals and for socializing. They coordinated the two islands with granite countertops in the same mottled brown color pattern. The couple also spiced up the kitchen decor with some conveniences. A pot filler—a large faucet shaped for pouring water into large pots—decorates the wall behind the cooking island. The copper-colored filler, which swings out from its mounting, is surrounded by a rich wooden hutch with glass doors and storage spaces. A wall of cabinets in the original kitchen houses stainless steel appliances along with storage. Among the appliance upgrades are a built-in microwave and a convection oven. The Pattons also indulged in a hidden coffee station, equipped for both espresso and drip coffeemaking. “I love it!” says Bonita.
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ABOVE AND BELOW The renovation gave a new perspective to the main floor, opening up a long sight line across the two islands through the kitchen into the home’s two-story great room. New flooring also connects the kitchen to other parts of the house. The Pattons chose an out-of-the-ordinary hardwood, called acacia wood, to replace the original white tile in the kitchen. Noted for its durability (harder than oak or maple), acacia also is a decorative material. It features streaks and knots of color ranging from g. deep brown to light cream, in or Acacia wood flo according to Home Flooring Pros, a consumer-oriented website. “We really wanted to warm it (the kitchen) up by using the acacia wood,” Bonita says. “I love the various colors in the floor.” While the kitchen remodeling was coordinated with modern styling, the home also contains hints of Old World Europe: the cloth mural in the great room, which shows a castle and pastoral scene; a multicolored awning with spike supports over the sink in the kitchen; pub chairs with dark leather seats at the kitchen island; heavy, wood dining table with bench seating and oversized antique-look clocks. It’s an eclectic combination. Bonita created the designs for the kitchen remodeling. “She drew up what she wanted,” says husband, Steve. The couple consulted with an architect during planning. The Pattons coordinated the job themselves but relied on construction professionals to do the work, he says. The interior upgrade also included remodeling of the laundry room and of a half-bathroom on the same level in the 3,400-square-foot house.
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The Pattons can overlook the beach from a platform “Zen bed” or from other seating including hanging chairs. But the star of the beach remains a 60-foot-long, stainless steel water slide, which drops swimmers into the lake. “Tons and tons of fun have been had over the years with that water slide,” Bonita says. Bonita is a psychologist with her own practice in Rochester. Steve is a project manager in information technology. Together they own Post Town Winery of Rochester. Bob Freund is a freelance writer based in Rochester.
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THIS WAY TO THE BEACH While renovating inside, the couple also rebuilt their waterfront on private Bamber Valley Lake last year. Their backyard descends three tiers to the water line. “We had the beach completely redone,” including new sand and decorative flat stones at the water’s edge, Bonita describes.
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PATIOS, PORCHES & DECKS ENHANCING YOUR OUTDOOR LIVING AREAS BY CINDY MENNENGA
INNESOTA SUMMERS ARE FLEETING AND BEFORE YOU KNOW IT, WE’LL DESCEND BACK INTO THE DEEP-FREEZE OF THE ARCTIC TUNDRA. HOWEVER, DURING THAT EVER-SO BRIEF SPAN OF SUN-SOAKED, BALMY WEATHER, WE HARDY NORTHERNERS LIKE TO ENJOY THE OUTDOORS AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE, KNOWING WE’LL BE BANISHED INDOORS AGAIN SOON ENOUGH. MAKE MEMORIES—OF GLORIOUS EVENINGS DINING AL FRESCO, ENJOYING COCKTAILS AND LAUGHTER WITH FRIENDS OR SIMPLY SNUGGLING QUIETLY, HAND-IN-HAND WITH THAT SPECIAL SOMEONE, WATCHING THE GLOWING EMBERS OF A CRACKLING FIRE AS THE EVENING DRAWS TO A CLOSE.
If you’ve been thinking about refreshing your backyard, adding a deck or patio or giving your yard and landscaping a do-over, now is the perfect time to make your dreams a reality. Investing in your backyard space is really an investment in you and your family. A functional and comfortable backyard living area can become the backdrop for numerous social gatherings, quality family time and a place of solitude and tranquility—because it’s your very own one-of-a-kind outdoor living area.
IT ALL BEGINS WITH THE VISION To get started, you will need a design so you know how to realistically proceed. Jeff Feece, a landscape architect with Jeff Feece Designs, works with clients to make their outdoor design dreams a reality. He likes to “focus on the broader picture to find out needs and wants—to see the size of space they (clients) want.”
A lot of his clients want deck redesigns, which often lead to patio redesigns as well. Jeff says he has seen a trend toward adding a full outdoor kitchen experience and adds that “most people want some type of fire feature.” Landscaping around the new deck or porch, patio, outdoor kitchen and fire feature involves planning. The plans consider location for optimum shade control, creatively framing the space, adding colors, choosing specific plants and planting beds to create drama and a functional outdoor living space that is ideal for entertaining, enjoying family time or spending a quiet evening in front of a fire.
SUN MANAGEMENT IS KEY Depending on how your home is oriented to the sun, being able to enjoy your deck, patio or porch on a hot summer afternoon might be nearly impossible. However, if you employ some handy tricks to control lighting and heat by planting trees or installing awnings you can create a pleasant outdoor environment to truly enjoy. Jon Zimmerman, owner of Rochester Outdoor Living, a Zimprovements company, has been helping people with their outdoor living solutions for 13 years. He says, “If the deck or porch faces south or west, you can’t enjoy it without managing the sun.” He recommends a retractable, lateral-arm awning with touch-button control. During the spring and fall, you may not need the awning extended, and in the winter, it doesn’t obstruct the view. However, on warm days, a retractable awning can suddenly transform a hot, sunny deck into a shady outdoor living area, with a breeze moving under the awning lowering the temperature 10 to 15 degrees nearly immediately. “The retractable awning shades the deck and creates a totally different experience,” adds Zimmerman. A retractable awning can also be installed with a wind sensor which will automatically retract the awning if the wind suddenly picks up. The awnings are available in 200 different fabrics, so there is most likely one that would be perfect for your outdoor living theme.
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“Homeowners are investing in their backyard spaces,” shares Lori Reiland, manager of Custom Retaining Walls. Lori says a big part of her job is “helping homeowners plan outdoor living and outdoor spaces.” She adds that trends like pizza ovens, countertop spaces designed for outdoors and seat walls with a fire pit area are very popular right now. Custom Retaining Walls has a brand-new showroom featuring a wide variety of fire pits, water features, pillars, sliced bubbling boulders and numerous colored pavers in keeping with the new home colors. Lori also explains that they also offer several DIY kits for those folks who want the fulfillment of completing a project themselves. Lori says, “Homeowners have endless backyard living ideas and options,” and reiterates that the staff at Custom Retaining Walls can assist with design ideas to turn your dreams into reality.
MAKE IT HAPPEN As Walt Disney famously said, “If you can dream it, you can do it.” This sentiment is clearly true for outdoor living spaces. Start with a vision, have clear expectations about how you will use the space, do your research, find the right contractors and suppliers and you truly can make your dream for your very own outdoor living paradise a reality. Cindy Mennenga is a freelance writer, health coach and along with her husband John, owns Conspectus Home Inspection Services, LLC based in Rochester. Visit conspectusmn.com for more information.
DECKS AND PORCHES FOR DIY FOLKS Brady Hodge from Kruse Lumber works closely with clients who are planning to add a deck. He says, “Typically, a customer has an idea and we can help them figure out the framing, etc.” Brady explains that most decking materials now have hidden fastener systems which are more aesthetically appealing than older systems. He also says that a new popular trend is aluminum deck railings which are solid and powder-coated to withstand extreme heat and cold weather conditions. Brady encourages homeowners who are considering some changes to their outdoor living spaces to stop in and visit Kruse Lumber’s showroom, which is dedicated to decks and deck railings, to get ideas and see the wide range of deck colors available. In addition to composite decking, Kruse Lumber also sells cedar and green-treated lumber for traditional decking projects.
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BY CATHERINE H. ARMSTRONG
EFORE YOU PACK THE CAR FOR THAT TRIP UP NORTH TO YOUR CABIN ON THE LAKE, MAKE SURE THE THINGS YOU LEAVE BEHIND ARE AS SECURED AND SAFE AS YOU CAN MAKE THEM. ROCHESTER POLICE DEPARTMENT’S ADVANCED CRIME SPECIALIST, DARREL HILDEBRANT, OFFERS SUGGESTIONS TO MAKE YOUR HOME MORE UNFRIENDLY TO HOME INVADERS.
MAKE IT LOOK LIKE SOMEONE IS HOME An empty home can be a welcome sign for crooks, so the most important step when leaving for vacation is to make your home look occupied, Hildebrant says. Setting timers for lights is a relatively inexpensive first step. “We want you to have your house look like there are still people living there, so (using timers) you might have the living room lights go on at sunset and go off around 10 or 10:30 p.m., and the bedroom lights go on around a quarter to ten so it looks like someone is in the home,” he explains. Hildebrant recommends residents close all curtains in the home, especially those that peek in on large entertainment centers or computer equipment; and any garage windows should also be covered as an empty garage is a sign that the home is empty.
VACATION HOUSE CHECK When leaving for a week or longer, Hildebrant recommends listing your house on Vacation House Check through the Rochester Police Department atcoptalklive.com or by calling 328-6800. This free service, staffed by volunteers who have passed extensive criminal background checks, offers residents someone to physically check their homes while they’re gone. Hildebrant says, “We don’t go in the house, but we walk around the outside checking doors and windows. In the wintertime, we’ll drive in and out so there are tracks by the garage; and if plants are wilting, sometimes we’ll water the plants. And we’ll pick up anything that’s left at the door. We try to make the house look as if someone is there.” Additionally, ask a trusted neighbor to peek in occasionally. They could park their trash bin in front of your driveway on garbage day, giving the illusion that someone is home.
HOME ALONE Summer is also a time when more children are left home alone or with young babysitters during the day. In cases where occupants are in the home, it’s recommended that all doors and windows are locked, and garage doors closed. A home alarm that alerts law enforcement is a good idea, Hildebrant says, and explains residents are allowed three false alarms without charge every 365 days. He does not recommend planting a home alarm company’s sign in your yard when no alarm is installed as it leads to a false sense of security.
Hildebrant suggests one of the best deterrents is a “Beware of Dog” sign in your window (even if you don’t own a dog), and/or a barking dog. “Dogs are the best alarm system you can have, especially if they’re barkers,” he explains, adding that they scare intruders and draw attention to their presence. Single women can feel especially vulnerable. Hildebrant says, “For women who live alone, we suggest buying the biggest pair of men’s boots you can find and get a guns or ammunition magazine and place by the front door.”
GET TO KNOW YOUR NEIGHBORS One of the best tools in a resident’s safety toolbox is getting to know their neighbors. When gone for a period of time, they can be an extra set of eyes and ears. For 34 years, communities nationwide have utilized National Night Out as an opportunity to meet neighbors through organized neighborhood events. This year’s National Night Out is Tuesday, August 1st. To learn more about this event and perhaps coordinate one for your neighborhood visit natw.org. Catherine H. Armstrong holds a B.A. in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma and is the author of “The Edge of Nowhere,” and the co-author of “Déjà You: Stories of Second Chances.” For more information, visit her website at www.charmstrongbooks.com
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HOW TO LOVE YOUR BODY AND ACHIEVE A HEALTHY WEIGHT BY EMILY WATKINS
ET’S TALK ABOUT WEIGHT, A TOUCHY SUBJECT. BEFORE WE DIVE IN LET’S TALK ABOUT SELF LOVE. IN THE LAST ISSUE WE DISCUSSED HAPPINESS AND HOW TO CULTIVATE IT. THE SAME IS TRUE OF LOVING AND ACCEPTING OURSELVES AS WE ARE AT ANY GIVEN MOMENT.
While you may not be okay with the number on the scale, the process of change can be much easier if you appreciate your body for what it can do for you and not just what it looks like.
HEALTHY WEIGHT It is true that many people are carrying around too much weight, and we see the consequences of that frequently in the rise of metabolic disorders, as well as an increase in back and joint pain. Do you know your ideal body weight? You can find this by using a BMI chart, but remember that BMI is only an equation that uses your height and weight and does not take into account your muscle mass. There are other, more accurate ways to find out your body composition, but use BMI numbers as a reference point and don’t spend too much time fretting over them. If you are looking to lose weight, a safe and healthy rate happens at about one to two pounds per week. So if you want to lose 20 pounds, plan for 10-20 weeks.
YOU CAN’T OUT-EXERCISE A BAD DIET Weight loss is about 80 percent nutrition and 20 percent exercise. If calories are dramatically cut and/or if there is a significant shift in the type of food a person eats (for example, cutting out processed carbs), there may be an initial period of significant weight loss. If this is combined with exercise, the results will usually be even faster. The results may stagnate after a while, however, because our bodies resist change. The next phase will have to include more effort in order to see change.
SLOW AND STEADY WINS THE RACE Determine the habits that will help you reach and sustain your goal weight. Drinking more water, cutting out processed carbs, getting more vegetables and protein and exercising more are some strategies. Break these habits down into their most basic components. For example, if you want to eat more vegetables, start with what you’re currently eating and try to increase that by one serving every day for a week. Work on just one habit per week until you master it.
MEAL PLANNING Planning meals is another key to weight loss. A plan will help you avoid grabbing quick, processed foods. Most people plan on a weekly basis, but if you’re just starting, try planning two days to start. Some people plan every meal, but if that is overwhelming, try planning three or four meals per week and gradually increase the number of meals you plan each week. Anna Greguson, of Brennan Family Chiropractic and Nutrition Center, says that minimizing sugars is key in losing weight, as excess sugars in the body are stored as fat. She recommends incorporating minimally processed foods and healthy fats, such as those found in grass-fed butter, coconut oil, nuts, avocados, eggs, fish and grassfed or organic meats.
PROFESSIONAL HELP Find an expert who can help with your goals. Olmsted Medical Center offers three surgical weight loss options, and they have a nutrition education services team that your primary care provider can refer you to. A certified nutrition coach can help guide you on your journey, and a registered dietitian can help with clinical nutrition if you have medical issues. While there are lots of tips out there for weight loss, remember that the most meaningful change will happen when you are doing it out of love and honor for your body. Emily Watkins is a personal trainer and a Precision Nutrition Certified Coach, and she helps her clients dig deep to find true motivation for change while appreciating the amazing capabilities of the human body.
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A QUICK GUIDE TO CARING FOR YOURSELF
BY CAITLIN SUMMERS
OMEN ARE BECOMING MORE COMFORTABLE TALKING ABOUT SUBJECTS THAT USED TO HAVE A GREAT DEAL OF STIGMA BEHIND THEM, SUCH AS PERIODS AND SEX. HOWEVER, THERE ARE STILL SOME TOPICS WE WOMEN WOULD PREFER NOT TO TALK ABOUT.
Let’s discuss yeast infections. Don’t blush yet because it’s something an estimated 75 percent of women will have at least once. It may be that we are uncomfortable to talk about it because yeast infections are uncomfortable. I’ve had some painful cramps, but having an itch that we wouldn’t want people to see us scratch in public could be worse. Yeast infections happen, and there are ways that you can treat them right away and even prevent them.
WHAT IS A YEAST INFECTION? Yeast infections aren’t an STI. According to Judith Devorak, APRN, CNP of Olmsted Medical Center, “The yeast that causes it is a fungus named candida. This fungus normally lives in the gastrointestinal tract and sometimes in the vagina.” When bacterial changes happen, an overgrowth of the yeast can occur causing what’s known as a yeast infection. Those most susceptible to yeast infections are women of child-bearing age. A few of the things that can put you at greater risk of this bacterial disruption are menstruation, pregnancy, diabetes, a weakened immune system and certain medications such as antibiotics. While men can have yeast infections, too, they aren’t as common.
SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS Itching is the most common symptom of a yeast infection. Women with a yeast infection may also notice a discharge that’s clumpy and thick. Other symptoms could include swelling, redness and irritation around the external and internal areas of the vagina that may cause pain with urination or intercourse. It’s important to see your healthcare provider as these symptoms are similar to another common condition known as bacterial vaginosis.
TREATMENT, PREVENTION AND RECIPES The good news is that treatment options are readily available and only as far as a drive to your closest drugstore. Shari Asfahl, APN-PA from Planned Parenthood, says treatment options vary from prescriptions to over-the-counter options to alternative and complementary medicine options. Over-the-counter options like Monistat can be found at drugstores and offer relief in just a few days. The other option is a medication prescribed by doctors called Diflucan (fluconazole), which is not recommended for women who are pregnant. Shari also shared some complementary and alternative measures to consider for those wanting a more natural path to relief.
Dietary Relief for Yeast Infections • Cranberries or cranberry juice • Live culture yogurt several times per week • Acidophilus capsules: 40 million to 1 billion units per day • Probiotic: 4 to 8 billion units per day • Vitamin C: 500 mg two to four times per day
Herbal Sitz Bath or Spritzer Ingredients 1 tablespoon tea tree oil 2 tablespoons cider vinegar 2 cups warm water Bath remedy recommended twice daily or mix ingredients together in spray bottle. A yeast infection can be prevented in some cases. We’ve all been advised to limit sugar and alcohol intake, but women with diabetes are at a higher risk for yeast infections. “Women with diabetes should try to maintain a blood sugar that is not too high,” Judith advises. Avoid using a douche or perfumed cleansing and feminine hygiene products. Our bodies have a self-cleaning vagina. That’s pretty incredible!
TALK TO YOUR PROVIDER Yeast infections are common and nothing to worry about. If you’ve never had a yeast infection before but think you might have one, always see a provider before starting any treatment to make sure you are properly diagnosed. Caitlin Summers is a freelance writer and advocate for women’s health. RWmagazine.com July/August 2017 39
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GIRLS GROWING IN ALL AREAS OF LIFE BY HOLLY GALBUS
IGH SCHOOL GIRLS ARE DISCOVERING OPPORTUNITIES FOR PHYSICAL, MENTAL, SOCIAL, AND ACADEMIC GROWTH IN THE SPORT OF ROWING THROUGH THE PROGRAM AT ROCHESTER ROWING CLUB OF MINNESOTA (RRCMN).
ROWING IN ROCHESTER Founded in 1990, the RRCMN was originally a program for adults but has grown and expanded over the years, and in 2001, they added a Juniors program. During the last season, there were 10 high school girls on the team. Although their numbers are small, they have a fierce devotion to the sport of rowing and say the academic and personal growth opportunities have made it their sport of choice. The RRCMN Juniors program, which teaches the type of rowing known as “sculling” (each person uses two oars) is open to eighth through 12th graders in both public and private schools. The high school racing team offers rowers competitive fall, spring and summer seasons, as well as a winter conditioning program. Practices are six days a week on Silver Lake, with Saturday meets in Illinois and Indianapolis and Youth Nationals in Sarasota, Florida. During winter months, rowers focus on improving their times on the ergometer (indoor rowing machine) and weight training. Varsity letters are earned by attending 98 percent of practices, all three races, called “regattas,” and the annual spring break training in Florida. As participation expenses in the sport of rowing can be high, the club offers some scholarship opportunities to those in need.
RACE TO THE FINISH Rowing is a challenging sport, a full body workout, especially taxing on the legs, back and buttocks. “It’s an extremely painful sport,” says RRCMN coach Bryan Little. “The heart rate goes up, and it’s a test of mental ability as well.”
Grace Odell, who will be a junior this fall at Century High School, is in her second season of rowing with RRCMN. Grace parted with playing softball to pursue rowing, a sport she says allows her to see her progress more easily. “In rowing, I can control things more, and I am able to do my best,” she says. Grace has been working to improve her rowing time on the ergometer, which she hopes will translate to greater speed on the water. “You never want to be the last boat to come in,” she says. “Rowing is not a sport for lightweights,” says Lauren Fee, who a class of 2017 graduate of John Marshall and former RRCMN Juniors high school girls’ team captain. “It’s extremely physically and mentally tough.” Lauren is fairly new to the sport of rowing, having joined in the spring of her junior year. She was on swim team for 10 years and said it “just wasn’t clicking anymore,” so a friend suggested she try rowing. After her first experience on the ergometer, Lauren was hooked. She likes the motion and the power needed to propel herself and especially enjoys racing. “It’s that rush of knowing I did everything I could to get to the finish line first,” says Lauren. She will continue rowing at the college level, as she will be a preferred walk-on for the girls’ rowing team at University of Kansas.
DEVELOPING FRIENDSHIPS AND SELF-WORTH Christina Drexler, Yale University student, was a member of RRCMN from seventh grade through her senior year of high school. She says participation in the sport came at an opportune time, as she was trying to cope with the death of her father, and the sport she had been participating in—swimming—had lost its appeal. She says the sport of rowing—for which she earned , Nicole Powell, a varsity letter—was a formative experience Gretchen Dowdy uren Fee. La d an ll for her. Grace Ode Christina says she loved the team dynamic and close friendships made in RRCMN, but what she perhaps appreciates the most is the sense of self, won through the rigors of practices and competition. “I came to appreciate having a strong and healthy body versus what society values in terms of beauty,” explains Christina. Holly Galbus is a Rochester freelance writer. RWmagazine.com July/August 2017 41
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A BEAUTIFUL SOUL A Beautiful Soul is a healing center, complete with healing boutique, created and owned by Brinn McManus. For the past two years in the Design District at Cooke Park neighborhood of Rochester, McManus has amassed a broad range of clientele. “We have seen such a diverse population,” McManus begins, “from clinic visitors Brinn McManus (le looking for additional healing to ft) Jennifer Nelson (rig ht) children learning about crystals.” The first-floor healing boutique carries an array of healing stones and crystals, aromatherapy items, oils and therapeutic-grade healing jewelry. McManus says, “We sell only all-natural, organic products. We like to complement the world-class medical care of Mayo Clinic. Energy healing, for example, is one of our most popular services.” Energy Healing is a form of therapy that stimulates the energy flow around or in the body, believed to restore balance and Meeting Space enable the body to heal. “It is great for people going through chemo Full Kitchen and radiation. Natural healing methods do not cure disease, but make the body-mind-spirit stronger to fight disease,” McManus explains. Above the boutique, A Beautiful Soul also houses a healing center. Services such as massage, reiki and energy healings are available, as well as scheduled classes. A Beautiful Soul holds complimentary healing sessions for local and visiting cancer patients every Wednesday at 6 p.m. McManus says, “There are some who may be skeptical, and that’s okay. We are very pleased to be part of the movement of natural healing in our town. Our center and boutique offer beautiful places to relax and unwind. We hope folks will give us a visit.”
NOURISHING HAPPINESS Nourishing Happiness promotes positive food and thoughts for positive change. Owner and operator Aileen Abliss explains, “I guide people toward health and happiness from the inside out as a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, Certified GAPS™ Practitioner and IACT Certified Hypnotherapist and Past Life Regressionist.” Abliss began dietary intervention in 2004, eventually leading her and her six children to use GAPS™ to improve physical ailments. Today, as a nutrition counselor, Abliss uses r of Aileen Abliss , owne ss ine pp the GAPS™ protocol, which is based on the Ha ng shi Nouri premise that a compromised digestive system prepares fresh food. is a result of eating processed foods and exposure to environmental factors and toxins. Abliss emphasizes the use of broths, fats, ferments and juicing, while adhering to a grain-free, sugar-free diet. Nourishing Happiness also offers hypnotherapy and past life regressions. Abliss has heard hundreds of stories of subconscious phobias and ailments and has aided in the alleviation of many through her practice. She adds, “My clients seek answers for health and happiness at a deeper level to address the root causes of physical, mental and emotional conditions or limitations.” “Though I have numerous stories, one stands out,” Abliss recalls. “A client came to me, terrified of the dark. Through hypnotherapy, she discovered in a past life she died in a volcanic eruption, consumed by dark ash. Having a date and place from our session, she found pictures matching her description of the recalled location. Armed with this knowledge, she felt calmer and more connected to herself.” Abliss believes whether the purpose of a session is for change or for connection, elements of both change and connection happen in each session, bettering overall mental health.
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According to local experts, important considerations for women are that their shoes or shoe products fit properly and provide appropriate arch support. Their knowledge and services can be your “bibbidibobbidi-boo” to having healthy, happy—and sometimes bare—feet.
PODIATRIC CARE Why are supportive shoes and products so important? “Supportive shoes will appropriately distribute the weight and pressure created by your body over the entire plantar, or bottom of your foot,” says Loring Stead, DPM, an expert in podiatric medicine and surgery at Olmsted Medical Center. “Without appropriate support, many people may develop foot pain.” Pain along the front and bottom of the foot is called metatarsalgia. Pain in the arch or heel pain is called plantar fasciitis. “Proper support redistributes weight often alleviating foot and back pains,” says Dr. Stead. “A supportive heel with a flexible forefoot will provide much relief from many foot problems. A deeper, wider toe box can alleviate much pain from bunions and hammer toes.”
RUNNING AND WALKING SPECIALTY FOOTWEAR “We want to find the right amount of support and correction for the particular person, their body and foot mechanics—and their running and walking gait,” says Tiffany Piotrowicz, owner of TerraLoco. “You can create problems by having too much support, just as you can have problems by not having enough support.” TerraLoco offers two basic types of running and walking footwear. A neutral shoe allows the foot and body to function naturally. A stability shoe helps prevent the foot from rolling excessively to the inside, which often results in plantar fasciitis, ankle pain, knee pain, hip flexor pain and, at times, back pain. The specialty shoe store works with local physical therapists and physicians and can perform a video gait analysis for customers. “We will help them find something that is perfect,” says Piotrowicz.
ARCH SUPPORT PRODUCTS The Good Feet Store in Rochester customizes arch supports to hold your foot in a more ideal position, redistributing body weight more evenly and helping to relieve pain and pressure from your feet, hips and back. “A customer should plan on spending about 30 minutes with a certified arch support specialist,” says owner Carol Brannon. “After we
fit the customer with the proper supports, they’re able to walk around, see how they feel and determine for themselves whether or not they believe the supports will relieve their pain.” Brannon says every person’s foot has four arches, and because the arch length has nothing to do with shoe length, it’s impossible for shoe manufacturers to put the proper support in each shoe. The store has many styles of arch supports that fit in dress shoes, work shoes, sandals—and even high heels!
CHIROPRACTIC CARE Dr. Katie Layden, chiropractor and owner of RAK Chiropractic, emphasizes the importance of starting off on the right foot early on. “Wearing more of a minimalist shoe or going barefoot is the way to start out infants,” she says. “The natural barefoot gait lets the foot arch form and the tendons, ligaments and muscles strengthen how they should, instead of relying on other foot muscles to do the work when in a constricted shoe.” Structural and functional changes can later result from the foot having to conform to the shape and constriction of a shoe. “Good nutrition, exercise, chiropractic care and grounding exercises can get the body aligned,” she says. “If back pain is present, you can get a thorough orthopedic, musculoskeletal and neurological evaluation in order to assess where the pain is coming from.” Before your body starts feeling the effects of wearing stilettoes, think about the long-term and go with function over fashion for your next pair of shoes.
Trish Amundson is a Rochester-area freelance writer, who loves lots of shoes.
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OMEN ARE AN ESSENTIAL PART OF OUR ARMED FORCES AND OUR COMMUNITY OF VETERANS. THROUGHOUT HISTORY, WOMEN HAVE SERVED IN VARIOUS CAPACITIES IN THE MILITARY. THE FIRST AMERICAN FEMALE SOLDIER, DEBORAH SAMPSON FROM MASSACHUSETTS, CROSS-DRESSED AS A MAN, DISGUISING HERSELF IN ORDER TO FIGHT ALONGSIDE MEN.
PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE Women have served in America’s conflicts and wars throughout history, including America’s War of Independence, also known as the American Revolution. Wives, mothers and daughters followed their male loved ones into battle serving as cooks, seamstresses, launderers and nurses. During the Spanish-American War (1901), the nursing corps was institutionalized as a support unit to the Army. This was the first formal recognition of women in the military. World War I was the turning point for women in the military because of the significant role they played as nurses which also affirmed their importance and presence. The women of the past paved the way for today’s female veterans. Approximately 10 percent of veterans are female, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs. Most living female veterans served during the Gulf War II and during peacetime. Today, women are able to serve in a variety of positions, including direct combat. The opportunities for women to serve in the military continue to grow, as women break down barriers, accomplish goals and show the world how tough we are.
Active duty service women and veterans have support driven by federal and local organizations, but more importantly, they need community support. It is our duty to recognize and support veterans because they have sacrificed so much for our comfort and freedom.
LOCAL SUPPORT As women veterans adjust to normal life after serving in the military, it is vital that they are shown gratitude through help and support. There are a variety of local events in the Rochester area that offer support and recognition for veteran contributions that have made our country stable. The Rochester Chapter 28 Disabled American Veterans (DAV) and the Olmsted County Veterans Services hosted the very first Women Only Veterans Evening Gala on May 18th, 2017 at the Canadian Honker Events Center at the Kahler Apache. Women represent the fastest growing group of veterans, and the gala is an event focused on building connections between these women. “Jennifer Shumaker, Olmsted County veteran services officer, was instrumental in the logistics and planning of what we hope to be an inaugural event,” says Frank Chiarini, adjutant of the DAV chapter. Jennifer Shumaker mentions, “As someone involved in the southeastern Minnesota veterans community, I have long been concerned that one area of our veterans has been underserved, and that is women veterans.” There was an overwhelming amount of community support present during the event—including door prize donations, guest speakers and entertainment provided by comedian Allison Gill. Jennifer recalls her favorite part of the event as “the success of many women making connections with other veterans in the community, which they would not have known prior to the event, in addition to women being recognized and celebrated for an entire evening.”
GOLD STAR FAMILY AND WOMEN VETERANS Rochester native and woman veteran Ashely Laganiere is the Gold Star family and women veterans coordinator for southeastern Minnesota serving approximately 26,000 women veterans. The mission of this program is to ensure women veterans have equal access to federal and state benefits and services. On May 25, 2017, Ashley, along with other women who have served filled the Ramada Plymouth Hotel and Conference Center to share the day with fellow sisters in arms for the Minnesota Department of Affairs Annual Women Veteran Conference. Ashley shares that the event was “open to all Minnesota women who have served or are currently serving in the U.S. Armed Forces, every branch and era.” The conference featured guest speakers and provided the opportunity for veterans to obtain information about benefits and resources that their military service has earned them. Supporting families from every era is important . 17 20 , th 18 May terans Gala on eyer. because many families and veterans have not been adequately m nd Sa Women Only Ve hn Jo Photo by recognized or thanked.
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Ashley illustrates the importance of the Women Veterans Program through advocacy and providing a variety of opportunities to veterans and coordinators. She says, “I am also hosting the National Association of State Women Veteran Coordinators Conference in June. This event brings together state women veterans coordinators from around the nation to discuss the current issues facing women veterans.”
Ironwood Springs shows support and honor to veterans through their Operation Welcome Home program throughout the year, which offers free retreats to veterans and their families. Also, during the Miracles Happen Fest in July, Ironwood Springs dedicates a time during the middle of the day for families to pay tribute to veterans through donations and recognition. Jaimi Stejskal, Ironwood Springs director of programs and marketing, says, “The Miracles Happen Fest is our way to honor, remember and thank our veterans for the sacrifices that they and their families have made.” This year Dana Bowman, retired Sergeant First Class with the U.S. Army, will be opening the military tribute with his skydiving exhibition and inspirational message. Dana was a Special Forces Soldier and U.S. Army elite parachute team member. He tragically lost both his legs in a training accident in 1994. Nine months later, he turned his tragedy into a triumph when he became the first double amputee to re-enlist. Miracles Happen Fest is the event you won’t want to miss on Friday, July 28 and Saturday, July 29. More information about the event and veterans tribute can be found at mhfest.com A simple thank you can make a huge impact in a veteran’s life. If you know a woman veteran or see someone in military uniform, say something to show your gratitude or support one of the many events happening in our Rochester community.
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ille v t r a Stew THREE WOMEN WHO s p o ARE MAKING IT PERSONAL Sh BY KIM ZABEL
ORI FELTIS WAS DESTINED TO BE A RUG WEAVER. HER FAMILY STEMS FROM A LONG LINE OF RUG MAKERS ORIGINATING IN PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC, INCLUDING HER GREAT-GRANDFATHER WHO RAISED HIS ENTIRE FAMILY ON HIS RUG MAKING ALONE.
She grew up watching her grandmother make rugs, and now Lori owns her grandmother’s loom as well as her great-grandfather’s loom. Lori is the chosen one in her family to carry on the rug making tradition.
“I am proud of my heritage, proud of my rugs and proud to be a farmer,” she says.
PERSONAL MEMORY RUGS Besides her rug making business, Lori is the owner-operator of Feltis Farms in Stewartville. She grows corn, soybeans, alfalfa, oats and wheat—not to mention she has French Charolais cattle, chickens, peacocks, ducks, pheasants and geese. She also runs a CSA that provides eggs, cabbage, cauliflower, potatoes, asparagus, tomatoes, rhubarb and nine different herbs for her customers. “We are a working farm, not just a hobby farm,” Lori says. “Martha Stewart doesn’t live here.” However, when it comes to rug-making, the work is more intuitive. Lori, now with 11 rug looms, explains that the ideas for the rugs, the colors and fabrics, just come to her. She uses old aprons, blue jeans and flour sacks to complete her rug designs. “There is so much history in these rugs, even before they are put on the floor,” Lori says. “Every rug has a story.” She is also working on creating memory rugs for her clients. These are rugs in which she uses old clothing, tablecloths, coats, quilts and blankets—almost any kind of fabric and material from previous generations. This makes her memory rugs personal and rich in family history.
PERSONAL DESIGN Christine Dahle, owner of Identity Design Graphics & Printing also believes in the power of personal touch. She designs business cards, banners, signs and logos and provides printing, as well. Christine started her design business 13 years ago out of her home. A year later, she was able to secure her first storefront, and then she moved to a larger location. She enjoys working in Stewartville because of the support she receives, and she feels that it is easier to know and care about her customers in a smaller community. “I really put my heart and soul into this business,” Christine explains. “These days people can go online and buy just about anything, but we have a personal touch that people cannot get online. I know almost everyone by name who walks through my door.” 50 July/August 2017 RWmagazine.com
PERSONAL PRESERVATION At Rustic Bloom, Lesa Welp shares her love for primitive antiques and her desire to preserve the traditions of the past through personalized floral design and arrangements. Lesa offers how-to classes for brides, so that they can personalize and design their wedding bouquets and centerpieces, making each wedding a one-of-a-kind experience. For funerals, she also connects with families so that their casket sprays and floral arrangements reflect the individual. “When we worked with the floral arrangement for a farmer, we incorporated John Deere items, mixing the antiques with the florals. It’s about that personal touch,” Lesa says. Lesa is passionate about preserving primitive antiques, which date back to the early 1800s. “Vintage items have quality. The items from back in that time were so well made,” she says. Rustic Bloom focuses on preserving heritage and tradition while allowing for the celebration of individual style. “I love it when someone lets me create. The rapport I gain with the family and establishing that relationship by making it personal —that’s important to me.” Editor’s Note: Stewartville is a growing community located about 12 miles south of Rochester. There are more women-owned businesses in Stewartville than mentioned above. Typically twice a year, in the spring and fall, Jean Cuthbertson Dwire hosts shopping events at the Stewartville Civic Center where homemade and professionally made goods are sold. You can find a listing of businesses in Stewartville on the Chamber of Commerce (stewartvillechamber.com) to plan your tour. Kim Zabel is a writer and photographer. She also works with cancer survivors as a Livestrong instructor at the Rochester Area Family Y.
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Great River Shakespeare Festival, Winona, classes, plays, programs, and workshops for learners of all ages and backgrounds, varying times, 474-7900, grsf.org
Yoga on the Plaza, Peace Plaza Downtown, free yoga classes on Saturdays, open to the public, 9-10 am, 424-2866, downtownrochestermn.com
JUNE 26-JULY 1
River City Rhapsody Drum Corps Show, Regional Stadium at RCTC, live performance featuring the art of drums, guard, and brass, 7 pm, (608) 7823219, rivercityrhapsody.com
AACTFest 2017, Mayo Civic Center, featuring 12 community theatre productions, workshops, social events, networking opportunities, and more, (817) 732-3177, aact.org
JULY 1 Walk Around the World 2017, RCTC-UCR Regional Sports Center grounds, celebrate the accomplishments of refugees and immigrants in our community, 289-5960, rctc.edu
JULY 4 Fourth of July Holiday Show, Fisherman’s Inn, showcasing the boat parade by The Lake Zumbro Lake Association, 1 pm, 272-1090, skidox.com
JULY 4 Concert and Fireworks Display, Silver Lake Park, Riverside Concerts presents Chuck Blattner directing the Rochester Concert Band, 8:30 pm concert; 10 pm fireworks, 328-2200, rochestermn.gov
JULY 6-23 Minnesota Beethoven Festival, Southeast MN, Beethoven’s music in an environment of performance, discovery, and community, 457-1716, mnbeethovenfestival.org
JULY 7 West Coast Swing on the Plaza, Peace Plaza Downtown, performances by Minnesota’s top West Coast Swing dancers, 7-10 pm, 424-2866, downtownrochestermn.com
JULY 7-8 Hambone Music Festival, History Center of Olmsted County, 8th year featuring musical performances and educational workshops for all ages, hambonemusicfestival.com
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JULY 9 Down by the Riverside Concert Series Presents: Spin Doctors, Mayo Park, multi-grammy nominee band will perform some of their greatest hits, 7 pm, 328-2200, rochestermn.gov
JULY 13-JULY 16 Ford Tri-Motor Tour, Rochester International Airport, recall the excitement of the Roaring ‘20s by flying aboard this airliner, Thurs: 2-5 pm; Fri, Sat, Sun: 9 am-5 pm, 426-4800, flyrst.com
JULY 14 Building Sisterhood, hosted by Reviving the Islamic Sisterhood for Empowerment and CIDI (Community Interfaith Dialogue on Islam of Rochester), Rochester Area Foundation, 5:30-7:30 pm, facebook.com/events
JULY 15 44th Annual Stockholm Art Fair, Stockholm, WI Village Park, original art and fine crafts will be exhibited come rain or shine, 10 am-5 pm, 715-285-5692, stockholmartfair.org
JULY 15 ROCKchester Music and Arts Festival, Pure Rock Studios, showcasing the growing youth music and art scene in Rochester, 12-9 pm, 251-3919, rockchesterfestival.com
JULY 15-16 Cannon Falls Wine and Art Festival, free to the public, wine tasting tickets available, 11 am-5 pm, cannonfallswineandartfestival.com
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Living History Fair, History Center of Olmsted County, bring the whole family for a weekend of 1860’s interactive events, Sat 9am-5pm; Sun 9:30 am-4 pm, 282-9447, olmstedhistory.com
Stories in Stone – An Architectural Tour, Assisi Heights Spirituality Center, visit Assisi Heights for its architectural features and aesthetic design aspects, 6:30-7:45 pm, 280-2195, rochesterfranciscan.org
Songs of Hope, Chatfield Center for the Arts, an award-winning concert showcasing the talents of young artists, 7:30 pm, 884-7676, chatfieldcfa.com
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JULY 10-16 39th Annual Eyota Days, fun activities for everyone to enjoy including tournaments, races, and more, eyota.govoffice.com
JULY 11-18 Hal Martin All-Comers Track Meet, Soldiers Memorial Field Park Track, running events for kids from ages 2-and-under through high school, 6-8 pm, rochestertrackclub.com
JULY 12-16 Winona County Fair, St. Charles, MN, 158th year of attractions, food, and fun, 932-3074, winonacountyfair.com
JULY 20 Annual Garden Tour, RCTC Heintz Center SMART Gardens, six outstanding private gardens full of ideas, art, and music, 3:30 pm-dusk, rgfc.org
JULY 21 15th Annual RT Autism Awareness Foundation Golf Benefit, Willow Creek Golf Course, charity golf event dedicated to raising awareness for autism, 8:30 am, 261-6950, rtaaf.org
JULY 21-23 GLCS 20th Annual Pridefest, Soldiers Memorial Field Park, celebration of the LGBT community featuring a youth prom and more, 405-4527, glcsmn.org
JULY 21-30 Leaving Iowa by Tim Clue and Spike Manton, Rochester Civic Theatre, family-friendly comedy about parents from the “greatest generation,” Thurs, Fri, Sat 7 pm; Sun: 2 pm, 282-8481, rochestercivictheatre.org
RTC Women’s 4 Mile Run/ Walk, East Silver Lake, all-women race includes refreshments and door prizes, 8 am, rochestertrackclub.com
Leaves of Grass – Illuminated, Rochester Civic Theatre, solo performance by Patrick Scully embodying America’s great poet, Walt Whitman, 2828481, rochestercivictheatre.org
JULY 22 Springcreek Motocross, Springcreek MX Park, Pro National Round 9 of the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship, 753-2779, springcreekmx.com
JULY 24-JULY 30 Olmsted County Free Fair, Olmsted County Fairgrounds, exhibitions, competitions, entertainment, Goldstar amusements on the midway, and fair food, 282-9862, olmstedcountyfair.com
JULY 26 Tour with the Masters, Heintz Center SMART Garden, tour with the master gardeners and enjoy seven unique gardens, 4-8:30 pm, 261-6860, co.olmsted.mn.us
JULY 28 39th Annual Swing Your Birdie Golf Classic, Willow Creek Golf Course, a raffle, silent auction, and more to support the Ronald McDonald House, 11 am, 252-2163, rmhmn.org
42nd Douglas Trail 11-mile Run, Douglas Trail, Rochester Track Club race is an out-and-back course, 8 am, rochestertrackclub.com
AUGUST 5 Cronin Home’s 5th Annual Blues & BBQ Fundraiser, Olmsted County Fairgrounds, live blues music, raffle drawings, all you can eat BBQ, and more, 3-9 pm, 282-1204, thecroninhome.org
AUGUST 5 ReStoreFest, Rochester Area ReStore, annual festival hosted by The Rochester Area Habitat for Humanity, 9 am-4 pm, 258-5505, rahh.org
AUGUST 6 Dogs Downtown, Peace Plaza Downtown, a canine-centric event that will have activities, performances, games, and more, 11 am-3 pm, 216-9882, downtownrochestermn.com
AUGUST 6 Down by the Riverside Concert Series Presents: Pert Near Sandstone, Mayo Park, American stringband style group will perform traditional, bluegrass inspired music, 7 pm, 328-2200, rochestermn.gov
AUGUST 11-12 Days of Yesteryear, Olmsted County History Center, featuring antique cars, trucks, engines, tractors, equipment and demonstrations, 9 am, mhrt.org
AUGUST 13 Steel Magnolias at Commonweal Theatre on the Trolley, transportation, show and reception with beer/wine and appetizers, $49, reservations required 421-0573.
AUGUST 18-20 Gold Rush, Olmsted County Fairgrounds, one of the top indoor/outdoor antique destinations in the nation, 269-1473, iridescenthouse.com
AUGUST 25 The Original Rochester Greek Fest Since 1963, Holy Anargyroi Church Grounds, great food, pastries, Hellenic culture, music, dancing, and more, Fri: 4pm-10pm; Sat: 11am-10pm; Sun: 11pm-5pm, 282-1529, greekfestrochester.com
AUGUST 26 Scheels Healthy Human Race, Peace Plaza and Soldiers Field Park, half marathon, 5K, and half marathon relay, 7 am, 664-9438, healthyhumanrace.com
AUGUST 30 Ladies Night Out on the Trolley to Stewartville, a relaxing and fun-filled night, depart 5:30 p.m. from Casablanca, $25 per person, reservations required, 507-421-0573, RochesterMNTours.com
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SEPTEMBER 9 Walk to Defeat ALS, East Silver Lake Park, Raise money for a cure, research, and to sustain care services, 8:30 am, (612) 455-8330, web.alsa.org
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Brown.............................................................................. 42 Chanhassen Dinner Theatres.....................................................9 Chateau De Chic......................................................................12 Commonweal Theatre Company .............................................9 Creative Curb Appeal ............................................................ 30 Creative Hardwood Floors..................................................... 30 Degeus Tile and Carpet ......................................................... 42 Dentistry for Children & Adolescents..................................... 23 Dunlap & Seeger, P.A............................................................. 49 Dunn Brothers Coffee...............................................................16 Edge Fitness...............................................................................18 Family Service Rochester........................................................ 36 First Alliance Credit Union ..................................................... 34 Foresight Bank.......................................................................... 49 Garden of Massage.................................................................16 Hair Studio 52..........................................................................12 Mike Hardwick Photography..................................................16 Heartman Insurance................................................................ 34 Home Federal Savings Bank.....................................................6 Jacobson Plastic Surgery.........................................................15 Kari’s Nails ...............................................................................16 Kruse Lumber............................................................................ 33 Lacina Siding & Windows, Inc............................................... 40 Lake City Marina......................................................................16 Lakeside Dentistry, Dr. Lucy Gores..........................................24 Le Jardin Floral ........................................................................ 38 Luya ......................................................................................... 46 Sue Madden, State Farm Insurance...................................... 46 Madonna Living Community of Rochester...............................6 Mayo Clinic............................................................................. 56 Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program..................................... 20 Mayo Employees Federal Credit Union................................ 23 Merchants Bank..........................................................................4 Minnesota Renaissance Festival ............................................ 40 Mr. Pizza North .......................................................................24 Nalu Float ............................................................................... 44 Nova Restaurant Group.......................................................... 30 O’Brien and Wolf, L.L.P. ......................................................... 38 Olmsted Medical Center...........................................................3 Out of the Darkness ................................................................ 48 PAIIR ...........................................................................................9 RC Nails .................................................................................. 44 RCTC LIFE..................................................................................12 Renew Retreat ............................................................................9 Rochester Downtown Alliance, Move on the Plaza............. 36 Rochester Greeters...................................................................16 Rochester International Airport ............................................. 55 Rochester Trolley & Tour Company ........................... 9, 48, 51 Dawn Sanborn Photography.................................................. 38 Melanie Schmidt, Re/Max..................................................... 46 Soul Purpose............................................................................ 33 Stewartville Treasures ..............................................................51 Stockholm Art Fair....................................................................16 Taqueria El Sueno....................................................................24 Townsquare Media, Women’s Fall Expo.............................. 34 Tracey McGuire Photography................................................ 34 Wild Ginger .............................................................................24 Women and Spirituality Conference......................................51
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on the lighter side
IF IT DOESN’T BRING YOU JOY, THEN LET IT GO BY CATHERINE SIMS
F YOU’RE ON SOCIAL MEDIA, YOU’VE SEEN IT: A SINGLE PIECE OF FURNITURE, SURROUNDED BY SHINY WHITE WALLS, WITH NOTHING ELSE IN THE ROOM BUT A PERFECTLY PLACED LAMP AND FUR THROW—FREE OF CLUTTER AND DISTRACTIONS. THIS PHENOMENON TAKING OVER YOUR NEWS FEED IS WHAT SOME PEOPLE REFER TO AS “MINIMALISM.” WHEN PUT INTO TINY LITTLE PICTURES SPRINKLED ACROSS YOUR SCREEN, IT LOOKS ATTAINABLE, EVEN SIMPLE. THAT’S WHAT I THOUGHT ANYWAY, AND I COULDN’T HAVE BEEN MORE WRONG.
TEENAGE SCHEME Before I share my minimalism journey, I suppose I should start from what I consider to be the reason I’ve gotten myself into this situation. I was in eighth grade and out with my parents, when we ran into my best friend’s mom. After a bit of small talk, she said, “So did you hear what our daughters have been scheming?” Fear filled my eyes. What was she going to say? “They have a pact to not wear the same thing twice this year at school,” she said, and just like that, our cover was blown. One would think that a silly teenage girl idea like this would not carry over into adulthood, but that is not the case. All it took was one year of not re-wearing the same outfit to engrain in my mind that I was some type of failure if I had a repeat.
MY THREE CLOSE TS Fast forward 15 years, and here I am using three out of four closets in our home for myself, along with the majority of our crawl space and an entire guest room that has been converted to my “closet room.”
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Yes, you read that right—an entire
room dedicated to displaying my obsession with “stuff.” It might sound cute or funny, but in reality, it is the source of most of my grown up temper tantrums. “I hate all of my clothes!” I yell, then throw said clothes on the floor. “I can’t find anything in these drawers!” I think as I struggle to get them closed: how have I gotten this far without some type of intervention? Does anyone care about my sanity and well-being? Enter my moment of self-realization. This April, while unpacking my spring clothes, I decided to take a stab at organizing, mostly for fear of being lost under the piles of clothes, never to be seen or heard from again. Unfortunately, my version of “organizing” turned into piles and piles of categorized chaos. I knew right away that this wasn’t going to work.
LE T TING GO My minimalism research began with an irrational fear of letting go. Once we place such great importance on “things,” it’s very hard to part with them. As I began to dig more deeply, I came across a website called “The Minimalists.” They explain that the premise of minimalism is to only allow things in your life that serve a purpose or bring you joy. Anything that does neither is to be kicked to the curb. My brain almost exploded upon reading their suggestion that I should do this throughout my entire home. I decided to cut myself some slack and just start with my closet. Baby steps, right? Even just focusing on one category of my life has been difficult. My answers to those simple questions generally result in responses such as, “But what if all four of these nude pumps bring me joy?” or “You can’t have too many pencil skirts, right?” They sounded like reasonable questions to me, until I realized that the last time I wore half of these items was years ago. My journey is nowhere near complete, and I’m sure I will continue to rebel against the process along the way. But I think that when I finally reach the end, my future self and sanity will thank me. Catherine Sims is a realtor and blogger living in Rochester with her husband and two dogs.
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