Max Erickson moved across the country this year to Fairport. What's it like to move to Fairport as a junior in high school? Hear all about:
Sean McCarthy (FHS Class of '98) went to college to become a social studies teacher. Never did he imagine he'd plunk down all his savings and start his own tent and event company years later! Find out all about:
Pam Renfro and Angela Herrald were neighbors chatting in their driveways before they decided to dive into a new venture: Open a Bed and Breakfast in the village of Fairport! Hear all about:
Just in time for Halloween - Ron Roberts previews some of the ghost stories of the Village of Fairport. Hear all about:
Amy Joslyn (Mrs. J) wanted to be the first female president, and then a criminal lawyer and a host of other things before she started working in the children's section of a library and realized that it was "magical"!
Hear Mrs. J's journey of becoming a librarian, tips for reading with kids, her loooooong commute, what makes her cranky, and her favorite books!
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The Fairport Brewing Company (FBC) transformed the corner of Church and Main Streets into the coolest place to be any night of the week! Drive by and you'll see a food truck and hear great tunes from the live music out on the patio. Behind all of it is Tim Garman -- owner of the Fairport Brewing Company!
Hear all about:
Marty Cardona might be the busiest woman in Fairport! Hear all about:
And so much more! Fairport is lucky to have Marty Cardona!
It's summer camp time, and this episode we hear from Fairport alumn, Chris Dudley, about how he went from going to sleep-away summer camp as an eight-year old kid, to working as a counselor and eventually continuing his career at the YMCA today!
It was so awesome to hear how Brotherhood & Sisterhood Week, working at The Lampion at FHS and teachers like John Baynes and Bob Shaw influenced him along the way to pursue a service-minded career!
Fairport alumn, Brian Lilly (class of '98), STILL holds the record for the mile at FHS! After an impressive career competing in nordic skiing at some of the highest levels, including the Olympic Training Center, two Olympic Trials, the Junior World Championships, and the US Military Biathlon, he retired in 2003 and expanded his career to coaching.
Hear all about his experiences including:
Everyone loves seeing the revolving Christmas tree on South Main Street each Christmas season. Find out everything you ever wanted to know about this Fairport icon, including:
Who drops out of college, competes on Star Search back in the 80s, writes a song about mashed potatoes and ends up being a beloved Fairport Principal?! Rich Greene!
Hear about his personal journey as well as the background behind how Jefferson Avenue won the Spirit Award at the Homecoming Spectacular Event last October. SPOILER: He thinks he cheated a little bit . . .
April Jordan has perfected the art of foraging for food along the Erie Canal. Want to know how which part of a cattail you can eat? How to make acorn flour? Where to find the best berries? Should you eat ferns raw or cooked? Listen and find out!
SPOILER ALERT: You know that bambooish looking plant? You can eat that too!
Everyone loves seeing the Fairport Crew Club out on the canal! What started as handful of teenagers in 1999 has grown to a team of over 100 kids! Hear all about:
Ever wanted to do something completely different with your life? Julie Stolze was a stay-at-home mom, until her youngest was in 8th grade, and then decided to try something totally new! Hear all about what surprised her about owning a small business, how she unwinds in her little red convertible bug (!!!), the people who cheered her along the way and her most unusual flavor of peanut butter!
In Episode Two, I chat with Fairport resident, Christina Bancroft. She and her husband struggled with infertility for eight years before undergoing a frozen embryo transfer using donor eggs. Hear all about their journey from fertility treatments arriving at their doorstep, to what kept them strong and sane during those years, and how they eventually ended up at a clinic in Washington State.
Get your tissues ready for the moment when after eight years of waiting, Christina finally hears a nurse say "Congratulations, you're pregnant!" and she drives to her husband's police station to give him the news.
*My voice is slightly quiet in this podcast, but you can hear Christina loud and clear - which is great because she has one amazing story!