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Two friends, Chris Stapleton, and a whole lot of fun; photos by Alex Weiss Last week our editor, Christine Green, and “Lunatics Lounge” columnist, Taylor Terrance, attended the Chris Stapleton concert at Darien Lake Amphitheater. Read below to learn about their concert experience. Christine Green: Taylor, thanks for coming to see Chris Stapleton at Darien Lake Amphitheater with me last…
16.07.2024
Can’t make it to the shore this summer for an old-fashioned clam and lobster bake? There is no reason you can’t recreate the experience in your own backyard. Grab the Zweigle’s, some beer, clams, live lobsters, and fresh corn. Make sure you have plenty of big pots for boiling and steaming and a bag of charcoal for the grill.  This…
2.07.2024
Assorted locally sourced pickled vegetables Vinalia Urbana  230 Monroe Ave., Rochester  738-0384  vinaliaurbana.com Along the stretch of storefronts on Monroe Avenue is an unassuming black building. There are no flashy signs or grand entrances. But as you step into the glass enclosure, you’re suddenly transported into a world of merriment.  The interior is illuminated by dazzling chandeliers casting a warm…
1.07.2024
“You’re only a quarter of the way up this mountain, and it only gets harder from here.” After two hours of agony on the aptly named Grouse Grind, this is not the encouragement I need from the park rangers. But these rangers have zero patience left for overzealous vacationers; the kind who think climbing what’s known as “Mother Nature’s StairMaster”…
1.07.2024
Without fail, July and August proves to be my favorite season to be in Western New York. The lead up in June is a part of my summertime rhythm. Rochester Cocktail Revival. Jazz Fest. Independence Day. Then, if I’m lucky, nothing super major for a while. Just long, warm days and cool, breezy nights. It’s a welcome handful of weeks…
1.07.2024
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(585) magazine Jan-Feb 2023

Cold-weather reads

The cool early spring months are a great time to sit on the porch with a throw blanket, a hot beverage, and a satisfying book. Whether literary, romance, or paranormal is your bag, here are some recent titles to check out. Prefer nonfiction? We’ve got you covered there, too. And best of all, they’re written …

You are cordially invited

Madelyn Posey’s dream of expanding her letterpress business is manifesting right before her eyes, and her dream weighs a few tons. “I used to be a knitter; now I’m addicted to very heavy machinery.” Her road to letterpress printing was a winding one. The Webster native studied nursing at SUNY Brockport and for a time …

The dress

I am casually flipping through one of my sister’s fashion magazines when I spot it on page ten: THE DRESS. A knee length, black, halter top, cocktail dress with a fuchsia tulle underskirt peeking out from the bottom hem. Two wedding invites currently sit on my desk taunting me. I have nothing to wear to …

All the ways to sparkle

In an ever-expanding world of alcoholic beverages, many couples choose to customize their bar offerings on the big day. This can be a fun and indulgent way to commemorate your special bond, let everyone in on that inside joke, share something that you love with the people that you care about the most, or reignite …

A piece of cake

Weddings. The theme, the venue, the music—all important elements when planning your special day. But where a couple’s personality can often shine through most is in the design of the wedding cake. The old days of plain white wedding cakes are long gone, and many modern couples opt for new and vibrant bakery presentation for …

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