Category: September 2015 Issue

Jessimae Peluso – The Love of Laughter

By Amari D. Pollard :: Photography by Rebecca Perry With her long blonde hair and small frame, Jessimae Peluso definitely has the classic “girl next door” vibe when you first see her. But then she …

Laughter

By Molly Lizzio, MA, LPMFT Your stomach is cramping and the air is escaping your lungs faster than it’s coming in. It’s becoming increasingly more difficult to speak or breathe, and tears are escaping out …

Karen Tashkovski

By Audrey Levinson On a beautiful sunny summer day I went for a walk around green lakes with the artist and art teacher Karen Tashkovski. We walked and talked about art and what it’s like …

Natural Family Planning

The unknown key to helping Infertile Women By Bethanie Ryan Infertility affects millions of women across the United States. These women often spend hundreds of thousands of dollars to conceive and travel hundreds of miles …

Saving for Education

By Mary Ann Pierce, CLU MARATHON FINANCIAL ADVISORS, INC. It’s that time of year again – summer is winding down, the Fair has come and gone (can I admit to trying the newest deep-fried delicacy?) …

Tummy Tuck

Improving physical appearance and self confidence! By Kristen Penfield Are you frustrated with your mid-section? Maybe you have just given birth to your precious child who left you with extra “baggage” that you can’t seem …

Fresh Faces of Upstate New York

By Amari D. Pollard Jen Fabian It’s hard to be anything but happy in the presence of Jen Fabian. With her effortless smile and kind nature, positive energy radiates from every part of her as …

Core Leadership with Sue Kowalski

By Christine Vickers, MLS, CAS Even in 2015, the image of a School Librarian and a school library program may conjure up traditional images. But at Pine Grove Middle School in the East Syracuse Minoa …