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S.O.S

Overworked, underpaid, and unsupported, caseworkers at monroe county child protective services struggle to protect the children in their charge

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The Block

South Clinton's best kept culinary secrets

As far as block-by-block restaurant diversity and quality, South Clinton really knocks it out of the park.

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Top-to-Bottom

A passion for custom bike building at Interstellar Motors

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Ancient Ice

A group of University of Rochester scientists is studying ice up to 800,000 years old to track ways global warming is affecting the Earth.

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Dancing on Air

A husband and wife lift off in a hot air balloon, heeding their vow to experience life

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Easy Rider

Imagine giving up your car for a motorized bike. No car. No gas. Just a bike to get around. Troy Rank did it. And he wants you to, too.

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On a Mission

A group of University of Rochester medical students combs the streets of Rochester, looking for homeless people who need medical care. And gladly give it.

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Robert Forster

The Academy Award-nominated actor chats with us about the past, the present, and never giving up

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Heading East

Shaun Nelms leads the former East High back from the brink

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Domino Effect

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

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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.

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Harvesting History

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

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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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Earth to JOSANA

Neighborhood gardens planted in one of the city’s most impoverished areas prove small can be big.

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Ice Cream

The best in town & where to get it.

Parlors, creameries, and even the clanging summons of the ice cream truck turn loyalty to tradition. Explore unfamiliar routes and make an ice cream pilgrimage this summer.

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Brotherly Love

Rochester’s original Irish Folk duo

The Dady Brothers is what happens when you take a glass and fill it half-full with traditional Irish music, add in a quarter of bluegrass, a helping of Americana, top it off with a pinch of rock and roll, then shake it together and let it explode on stage.

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Up Comes the Sun

Could the use of solar energy be a key in bolstering our city’s poorest neighborhoods?

For Dr. Susan Spencer and a growing collection of community-driven optimists in Rochester, solar energy goes way beyond being environmentally conscious.

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Gerry Buckley

NTID’s president leads the school that showed him a world of possibilities

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Hear No Evil

The horrendous injustices towards deaf inmates are not well-known. Talila Lewis and HEARD are working to change that.

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Finding Burke

A PORTRAIT OF ILLUSTRATOR PHILIP BURKE

Taking one step forward and then back, Philip Burke approaches a blank canvas the same way a contemplative and unusually sensitive matador, in a better world, might face a bull.

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Wild Things

A BUSINESS DEVOTED TO ALL THINGS MUSHROOM

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modern love

simple, sleek handbags

Poets have words. Musicians have music. Painters have canvas. For Carrie George, it’s leather.

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Night Vision

A local high school hospice program helps teens find their way in the dark

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Center Point

JEWELRY DESIGN FOLLOWED SARA SILVIO ALL THE WAY HOME

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Sanctuary

Social Documentary Photojournalist Arleen Hodge shares her experiences and her photographs from Sanctuary Village.

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Corn Born in 1687

The Iroquois White Corn Project shares Ganondagan culture and tradition.

Situated near the roadside border of Iroquois White Corn inherited from the Ganondagan State Historic Site in Victor, leafy corn stalks stand resolute in the foreground of the 17-century bark longhouse replica.

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Gadd

The world-renowned percussionist talks with POST publisher, Mike Calabrese.

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Georgena Terry

An avid cyclist carves out a niche for women in cycling

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Art For Everyone

The Genesee Center for the Arts and Education brings art to the young and the old, the skilled and the novice.

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If We Build it

Without the shadow of the Inner Loop, could a more accessible Rochester be on the horizon?

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Authentic Perspective

Filmmaker Denver Miller’s appreciation for a balanced lifestyle and passion to inspire through storytelling

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That's Italian

FRANK MARTUSCIELLO BRINGS US BEHIND THE SCENES OF HIS CLASSIC ITALIAN BAKERY

Martusciello’s is the product of six generations of entrepreneurial bakers, founded more than 100 years ago in a town near Naples, Italy.

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Joseph Avenue Revival

The Joseph Avenue neighborhood finds hope for the future in its past

This spring, an enormous magnolia tree will bloom at 692 Joseph Ave. The purple blossoms don’t know that the congregation B’nai Israel Ahavas Achim has long since moved on.

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We Need Bikes

A local nonprofit puts out the call for donated bikes

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Rise and Shine

Midtown has got to be the most fitting symbol of modern Rochester’s cityscape. And it hasn’t even been built yet.

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Heavy Metal

Doug Turnbull knows guns— and makes his living artfully restoring them.

Doug Turnbull is known internationally for re-engineering the craft of putting the gun metal blue back into old American-made firearms.

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A Sister's Dream

Inspired by her family’s struggle with autism, Jennyrae Brongo conceives a farming-based residential community for people with special needs.

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wheel of life

AN EXILED TIBETAN WOODCARVER MAKES ART HIS HOME.

It’s not every day that you meet an exiled craftsman making a modest living in Rochester.

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HOG Wild

The House of Guitars turns 50

It seems like yesterday that the House of Guitars was mesmerizing us with kaleidoscopic, homegrown commercials. This year, HOG celebrates 50 years of business—50 years of doing its own thing. Here, Armand Schaubroeck talks about then and now.

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His Own Path

A young artist’s discovery of the importance of giving back

Johnnie Lee Smith may have been born with artistic talent, but it wasn’t until he was a sophomore in high school that he discovered it.

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On Top of The World

Honey home delivery? It’s just one of the many benefits Sweet Beez, Inc. has introduced to Rochester along with the trend of urban beekeeping.

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Rita Shane

She was a leading soprano at the Metropolitan Opera. And now she’s teaching students who may someday do the same.

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All in the Family

With a history of predictably delicious Italian food — plus some of the best people watching in town — Rocky’s remains a Rochester classic.

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Ambrosia Acres

Like many area farms, Ambrosia Acres Family Farm in Naples stems from one guy's attempt to put food on the table.

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Eric Zeller

One man paying it forward through college scholarships

For Eric Zeller, the gift of a college education gave his family the chance for success, which manifested as a growing Rochester business. It also became the inspiration for his passion outside of the business world: funding full-ride scholarships for promising city youth. For these scholarship recipients, it’s the chance of a lifetime — a debt-free college education to any school of their choice.

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White Oak Farm

At one point a few years back, Jeffrey Makusij got to wondering just how much land it would take to feed a man for a year. So he found out.

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Howie Jacobson

Howie Jacobson spent his career thinking up—and executing—big ideas for some of Rochester's largest companies. Now he's doing it for himself.

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Unafraid to Die

Is having faith the key to a peaceful life—and death?

When the situation allows, Sr. Joan Sobala brings a small bottle of rosemary oil, her own blend, to the dying and asks if she can rub their feet.