A lead complainant in the federal UR case starts a new life while waiting for justice
The quiet life of a world-famous artist
Overworked, underpaid, and unsupported, caseworkers at monroe county child protective services struggle to protect the children in their charge
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.
A passion for custom bike building at Interstellar Motors
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.
Chef Sean O’Donnell and his virtual cuisine
Only two ingredients make the best-ever gnocchi
If Parcel 5 became a park, it might look like this
A husband and wife lift off in a hot air balloon, heeding their vow to experience life
Coworking spaces have come and gone in this city, but Carlson seems to have hit a sweet spot.
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.
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.
The Academy Award-nominated actor chats with us about the past, the present, and never giving up
Shaun Nelms leads the former East High back from the brink
Hunger may be at the very root of Rochester’s problems—from low graduation rates to high rates of violent crimes.
Watercolor artist Andrea Durfee goes with the flow
A lifetime spent at the movies
Nearly 100 children every month find safety in the compassion of local volunteers.
A Williamson farm that’s known for its unusually shaped, but wonderfully tasting, heirloom apples.
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.
Neighborhood gardens planted in one of the city’s most impoverished areas prove small can be big.
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.
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.
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.
Associate Editor Carlie Fishgold traces its uncertain past
NTID’s president leads the school that showed him a world of possibilities
The horrendous injustices towards deaf inmates are not well-known. Talila Lewis and HEARD are working to change that.
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.
A BUSINESS DEVOTED TO ALL THINGS MUSHROOM
Ingrained as a part of the neighborhood, this hardware store always has a home.
simple, sleek handbags
Poets have words. Musicians have music. Painters have canvas. For Carrie George, it’s leather.
A local high school hospice program helps teens find their way in the dark
JEWELRY DESIGN FOLLOWED SARA SILVIO ALL THE WAY HOME
Elaine Spaull interviews the scientist, educator, and civil rights leader you may not know, but should.
￼Freezing cold. Fresh water. And freedom of the waves.
Social Documentary Photojournalist Arleen Hodge shares her experiences and her photographs from Sanctuary Village.
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.
￼The world-renowned percussionist talks with POST publisher, Mike Calabrese.
Four family farms choose to keep growing in the family.
Retro Odds & Ends Turned Robots
An avid cyclist carves out a niche for women in cycling
The Genesee Center for the Arts and Education brings art to the young and the old, the skilled and the novice.
Without the shadow of the Inner Loop, could a more accessible Rochester be on the horizon?
Filmmaker Denver Miller’s appreciation for a balanced lifestyle and passion to inspire through storytelling
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.
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.
A local music writer blazes his own way
A local nonprofit puts out the call for donated bikes
Midtown has got to be the most fitting symbol of modern Rochester’s cityscape. And it hasn’t even been built yet.
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.
Inspired by her family’s struggle with autism, Jennyrae Brongo conceives a farming-based residential community for people with special needs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
She was a leading soprano at the Metropolitan Opera. And now she’s teaching students who may someday do the same.
An hour in studio with Rochester’s radio icon
With a history of predictably delicious Italian food — plus some of the best people watching in town — Rocky’s remains a Rochester classic.
Like many area farms, Ambrosia Acres Family Farm in Naples stems from one guy's attempt to put food on the table.
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.
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.
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.
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.