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 →
SEMVA expands art engagement in the Rochester community
By Joy Blewett
Located downtown in the historic 19th-century building at 320 South Broadway is the main SEMVA art gallery. SEMVA, which stands for Southeastern Minnesota Visual Artists, has been supporting local artists for more than 25 years. Comprised of nine board members and about 70 artists, this nonprofit organization keeps growing and thriving through member contributions and volunteering artists. Continue reading →
Roamin’ the land,
riding fine horses
By Kay Tessum Photography by Dawn Sanborn Photography
For many years we were moms supporting our kids in the 4-H horse project. As it is in life, the kids moved on, but the horses stayed. It was a pivotal moment for us—ride them or sell them. We chose to ride them.Continue reading →
Minnesota’s entrepreneurial ecosystem By Melissa McNallan
It began with coffee and a conversation at Dunn Brothers Coffee on Elton Hills Drive NW. Dr. Christine Beech had an idea for something new to provide Rochester’s evolving entrepreneurial ecosystem: an academically focused forum for women entrepreneurs. She wanted to run that idea by Heather Holmes. Continue reading →
This summer, provide your child with a hands-on arts experience. More and more research is surfacing on the benefits of creating and engaging with art. Art-making opportunities can build skills in self-expression, critical thinking and creative problem-solving. Here are three organizations that open their spaces to kids during the summer to explore a wide variety of art experiences. Continue reading →
Cradle to Career creates access to resources that kids need, when they need them, to be successful from cradle to career. Julie Brock, executive director of the Cradle to Career initiative, says this is done by aligning community resources to shared outcomes, as well as using data to drive the decision-making through the lens of equity. “It takes all of us doing something positive to create a community committed to equitable success of all youth,” Brock states. Continue reading →
Get to know localgolf pro Kari Phenixand learn aboutRochester’s ladies leagues By LuAnn Buechler and Cindy Jo Dickson
“Gentleman Only, Ladies Forbidden” used to be the perception, or myth, of the meaning of the word “golf”. Historically, women might have believed it to be true. However, women’s golf is alive and well in the Rochester area. Continue reading →
Gift of Life Transplant House, a beacon of hope, was established 35 years ago. It serves as a home away from home for approximately 4,500 patients and their caregivers who stay there while going through the transplant journey. They may be receiving or have received a life-saving organ transplant (such as heart, heart-lung, pancreas, liver or kidney), stem cell transplant or bone marrow transplant. The house also welcomes patients receiving CAR-T therapy, which is a procedure that helps treat certain types of cancers, such as leukemia and lymphoma.
We welcome you to Rochester Women Magazine’s artist column, our first in an ongoing series featuring women in the arts. There’s nothing like good music that vibrates your bones, moves your soul, makes your heart beat faster or raises the hair on the back of your neck. This issue’s arts column highlights three must-see female musicians from Rochester who do just that. Check out the local live theatre scene this winter as well.
THERE HAS NEVER BEEN A BETTER TIME TO FIND A CONVENIENT BANK, CREDIT UNION OR LENDER IN ROCHESTER. Check out the map (on page 19) to find a convenient location near you*, or browse the bank or credit union websites to evaluate your options.
National banks generally provide all the financial services you may need, plus they have many convenient branches and ATMs wherever you may travel. However, local banks and credit unions offer competitive rates and fees and tend to be more involved in the local community.