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Westwood Commons resident Jessie Wackerman, pictured here with daughters Wendy Swinney and Dawn Schottmiller, cared for over 100 foster children in her lifetime alongside her late-husband John.

Plenty of Love to go Around

The Brady Bunch on steroids. That’s the only way to describe Westwood Commons resident Jessie Wackermans’ experience raising over 100 foster children in her lifetime. Jessie met her husband John Wackerman, a tractor trailer driver who died in 2007, when she moved to Rochester to work for Kodak. Married nearly Continue reading →

Little hands inspire creative kitchens: How to encourage kids to cook

Little hands inspire creative kitchens: How to encourage kids to cook

(BPT) – The kitchen is known as the heart of the home, a central place where families gather to relax, work, share stories and most importantly – cook meals together. By teaching your kids how to help in the kitchen from meal prep to cleanup, you’re also helping them understand Continue reading →

Road trip tips: How to plan a memorable vacation and save money

Road trip tips: How to plan a memorable vacation and save money

(BPT) – Americans enjoy the fun and relaxation of traveling: 77 percent of domestic trips are for leisure purposes, according to the U.S. Travel Association. If you want to vacation with friends or family, hitting the pavement for a road trip can’t be beat, and with a few money-saving tips Continue reading →