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Woodworking a passion for Chris Werner

Bunk beds, desks, cabinets, an infant-changing table, kitchen stools and lamps are among the practical wood crafts Christopher K. Werner builds in his basement workshop. Candlesticks, picture frames, chess and backgammon boards, bowls, doors, fireplace mantle, tables and coat racks ...

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Beyond the Office: Helvi McClelland has a passion for piano

Reading Helvi McClelland’s resume, one has to be impressed with the education, training and successful mediation practice that summarize many years of her life. What isn’t as apparent from her work history is the passion she has for the piano, ...

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Judge Kohout shares her passion for dance

Monroe County Family Court Judge Joan Kohout remembers watching The Mickey Mouse Club on television, seeing — perhaps for the first time — children singing and dancing. It was most likely one of the sparks that ignited her interest in ...

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Skiing a family activity for F.L. Gorman

With four sisters and one brother, Francis L. Gorman III celebrated his mother’s 75th birthday on the slopes in Deer Valley, Utah — all skiing, including mom. It is the same kind of family zest for downhill skiing that made ...

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Beyond the Office: Tony Piazza plays the jazz trombone

As a high school student in the 1970s, Anthony J. Piazza played trombone in the school band, taught by an enthusiastic teacher who took his students to Europe — four years in a row. Yes, before Piazza even started college, he’d been to Dublin, London, Nice and Rome, playing trombone as part of the Bishop Kearney Marching Band.

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Judith Holender Loeb: Elder law attorney, musician

You may know her as the first attorney in greater Rochester to establish an elder law practice (1991) and the only attorney in Western New York who is certified as an Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation, as approved by the American Bar Association.

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Beyond the Office: Karla Wilsey has a passion for fabric

Quilting requires precision; precision in making the quilt blocks; precision in selecting colors and tints and patterns of fabric; detailed consideration of the stitching pattern; selection of thread color and thickness; attention to design flow; and, of course, an artistic eye.

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