Category Archives: Community

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.

Holding Steady, Growing Stronger

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

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

Gypsy Cowgirls

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

This entry was posted in Community on June 28, 2019 by rwwpadmin.

WE (Women Entrepreneurs)at the Table

Changing southeastern
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 entry was posted in Community on June 28, 2019 by rwwpadmin.

S’More Art Adventures

Three Amazing Art Camps for Kids
By Joy Blewett

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

This entry was posted in Community on May 1, 2019 by rwwpadmin.

Cradle to Career Initiative

Ensuring Rochester youth succeed
By Gina Dewink

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

This entry was posted in Community on May 1, 2019 by rwwpadmin.

GOLF

Get to know local golf pro Kari Phenix and learn about Rochester’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

This entry was posted in Community on May 1, 2019 by rwwpadmin.