Category Archives: Community

ROCHESTER WOMEN MAGAZINE: GUIDE TO VALENTINE’S DAY

Great dates, chance encounters and memorable gifts
By Melissa Peterson

GREAT DATES
My husband and I have gone on a date every Monday night since our very first date in 2015. As I write this, we have been on 213 Monday Night Date Nights, which typically involve dinner and a nightcap. We’ve let nothing stop our tradition—not holidays, traveling or business. 

Here are some ideas for you to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your special someone, as well as with friends. Continue reading

This entry was posted in Community on January 4, 2020 by rwwpadmin.

SIT, STAY, SPEAK

ANNALISSA JOHNSON:
FROM PUPPIES TO POLITICS
By Maka Boeve

Tenacious is the best way to describe Annalissa Johnson. “Work harder. Work smarter,” is her motto. Her work ethic has paid off in both her professional and political careers. Johnson has not only built a successful dog training business, but has also been Rochester City Council’s Ward 6 member since 2016.   Continue reading

This entry was posted in Community on January 4, 2020 by rwwpadmin.

Gray Duck Theater

ROCHESTER THEATER PROVIDES A SPACE TO FLOCK AROUND FILM
By Leanna Gerry    

In a world of ever-growing technology, it sometimes seems that our capacity to connect with one another is slipping away. Sensing this relational deficiency, businessman Andy Smith jumped in to fill the void. With the help of his wife, Anna, Smith opened Gray Duck Theater and Coffeehouse near downtown Rochester last May. While expressing international sensibilities, the cinema aims to bring local people together around thought-provoking films.    Continue reading

This entry was posted in Community on January 4, 2020 by rwwpadmin.

Let Me Count the Ways

Enjoying Winter both in and Out
By Gina Dewink

EMBRACE THE SEASON OUTDOORS
Winter doesn’t have to mean staying inside. Embrace the cold and enjoy one of these local activities for some seasonal fun.  Continue reading

This entry was posted in Community on January 4, 2020 by rwwpadmin.

The Loneliness Epidemic

How It’s Affecting our Seniors
By Nicole L. Czarnomski

Humans live their entire lives as a part of a community. Our social circles begin with family and grow exponentially until the age of retirement, after which they can start to shrink. Because isolation is increasingly common in seniors, it’s believed to be contributing to a loneliness epidemic.    Continue reading

This entry was posted in Community on January 4, 2020 by rwwpadmin.

Your Voice Counts!

Vital Civic Engagement in 2020
By Brittney Marschall

2020 Census
An accurate and complete 2020 Census count is vital to our community and state. Census data is used to determine funding for programs and projects ranging from early childhood education to senior nutrition. Here are some of the most important things to know.  Continue reading

This entry was posted in Community on January 4, 2020 by rwwpadmin.

The Voices Keep on Going

Music Strikes A Note with Those Living with Dementia
By Maka Boeve

“Sing. Sing a song. Make it simple to last your whole life long,” crooned the ’70s phenomenon, The Carpenters, as they made joyful music. Music captures memories and inspires a range of emotions. Formed in 2018, the Resounding Voices chorus strongly believes in the power of music, starting each practice singing this uplifting song.   Continue reading

This entry was posted in Community on October 30, 2019 by rwwpadmin.

Visiting Angels

A helping hand at home
By Alison Rentschler

Visiting Angels provides elder care services and incorporates activities of daily living. Joe Sedelmeyer, owner and director of Visiting Angels in Rochester, Minnesota, notes the local office has been in Rochester for over 10 years. It includes about 100 caregivers, six office staff and four registered nurses. According to Sedelmeyer, they see about 100 clients and have helped thousands in the last 10 years. Visiting Angels has been providing elder care services since 1998, and now has more than 600 locations throughout the U.S.   Continue reading

This entry was posted in Community on October 30, 2019 by rwwpadmin.

Thrift on Fifth

Where purpose meets
affordability
By Grace Menchaca

When searching Yelp for “Best Thrift Stores” in Rochester, a list of familiar chains loads on the screen. Goodwill, Savers and the Salvation Army Family Store & Donation Center are a few of the names. But one possibly unfamiliar name pops up on the list—Thrift on Fifth.   Continue reading

This entry was posted in Community on October 30, 2019 by rwwpadmin.

Kutzky Park Porchfest

An end-of-summer effort to build community ties
By Grace Menchaca

When’s the last time you talked to your neighbor? Whether it’s been recently or awhile, the annual Kutzky Park Porchfest is the perfect opportunity to bond with the Rochester community over wholesome Midwest music and food. You may call it a Minnesota nice festival, but hot dishes are not required. Continue reading

This entry was posted in Community on August 29, 2019 by rwwpadmin.