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February, 2016
ROC Spotlight Series - Molly Dillon Flaherty

What are you reading?
As cliche’ as it may be, right now I am immersing myself in the rules of the Game On Diet book. As opposed as I am to “diets” or “quick fix” weight loss scams, I am intrigued by this overall challenge in accepting, embracing and enhancing overall healthy living and lifestyle choices. Marry that up with some fun competition and smack-talking and now you are right in my wheelhouse. But I always have to have two books going, depending on my mood and surroundings, so also have my stand-by choice for re-centering myself in times of chaos, The Tao of Pooh. I am quite certain that choice is self-explanatory...

February, 2016
Home Highlight - Susan Kramarsky & Larry Merrill

I’m sure that at one point or another, we’ve all dreamt of living in the midst of a magical, enchanted forest. Or maybe that’s just me… Either way, few of us actually get to live out that dream. For my dear friends Susan Kramarsky and Larry Merrill, this dream is not only a reality, but is simply considered home. Situated above a ravine, entangled within the magnificent trees of Durand Eastman Park, and surrounded by a family of enchanting deer, sits a charming home fit for a fairy tale. While I could go on and on about the whimsical features of Susan and Larry’s property, it’s probably much more effective to show you… When asked about their three favorite things, here’s what they said:

January, 2016
Home Highlight - Lauren Dixon & Mike Schwabl

Ever wonder what the inside of the homes of some of Rochester's elite look like? Are they adorned with exquisite art pieces and impressive detail? Are the views breathtaking and grandiose? For my dear friends Lauren Dixon and her husband Mike Schwabl, the answer is yes… to all of it! Lauren, CEO of Dixon Schwabl, was generous enough to open her home and sit down with our team to talk about the three aspects that she loves most about her family's home on Canandaigua Lake. And let me tell you, she did not disappoint!  

January, 2016
ROC Spotlight Series - David Andreatta

What was the last movie you saw?
That’s a tricky one because what you really want to know is the last movie I saw in the theater. But the last movie for which I bought a ticket in the theater was “The Peanuts Movie” and I promptly fell asleep. Don’t tell my children. When they asked me my favorite part after the show, I made an educated guess and lied and told them the part where Lucy yanked the football away from Charlie Brown. It worked. So, to answer your question, the last movie I saw in the theater was “Spotlight,” about the Boston Globe’s investigative reporting on the Catholic Church.

January, 2016
Why Did You Get Your Real Estate License?

It wasn’t all rainbows and butterflies on my journey into real estate. As well meaning as my parents were, a lack of personal experience and knowledge prevented them from informing me that college was a place where you go to figure out what to do with the rest of your life. As the first person in my family to actually attend college, this lack of insight led me to simply pursue a degree… any degree, to be exact.

Consequently, I found myself plunged into the path of political science. Whether it was a lack of available jobs, or a misdirected passion, I unsurprisingly found myself unable to find a job. As a result, I somehow stumbled upon an opening at the State Health Department. My job description included HIV counseling and testing, but I guess I wasn’t fully prepared for what that meant!


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