This is Rochester

Stories From the City We Love


January/February 2016: Watercolor artist Andrea Durfee, Actor Robert Forster, and Jeff Tyzik. Studio 678 Photography Club, Mesmerizing ceramics from Peter Pincus, Bonsai Trees from Bill Valavanis, and handcrafted goods from Matt Wittmeyer and Catherine Costanza. We talk with Erica Fee, Mark Iacona, Larry Moss, Mary Therese Friel, and Mark Cuddy. We ask Rochester "What is your favorite movie?" and hear the stories behind Rochesterians' tattoos. Dan Martello shows us a modern BLT with a side of cauliflower soup, we learn the secrets behind Kate Schlenker's pot pies, and we visit Rochester's iconic Fox's Deli. Finally, we ask "Is Hunger the root of Rochester's problems?"

Featured Articles from Issue 15


Domino Effect

Hunger may be at the very root of Rochester’s problems—from low graduation rates to high rates of violent crimes.


Inside Out

Watercolor artist Andrea Durfee goes with the flow

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Safe and Sound

Nearly 100 children every month find safety in the compassion of local volunteers.


Harvesting History

A Williamson farm that’s known for its unusually shaped, but wonderfully tasting, heirloom apples.


Faces Of Poverty

Rochester is the only U.S. city of its size where more than half of children live in poverty. Local social documentary photographer Arleen Thaler shows us some of the faces behind the statistic we tend to overlook.


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