Wall\Therapy: the synthesis collaborative

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Maybe you're familiar with Wall\Therapy, maybe you even know some of the artists, and can even name a few locations that have been painted here in Rochester. And believe you me, we're all for the beautiful masterpieces that go up on our city's blighted walls and neighborhoods in much need of a paint touch-up. But there's something else at play in terms of Dr. Ian Wilson's dreams and goals with Wall\Therapy, and that has to do with another organization he Co-Founded, The Synthesis Collaborative.

To find out more on The Synthesis Collaborative and how it is inextricably linked to Wall\Therapy, check out this video of Dr. Ian Wilson explaining the "Collaborative's 2-tiered, philanthropic medical initiative" and how we all can play a part in affecting change to the less fortunate - not only in our own city, but across the world.

http://vimeo.com/57059710 Video credit: Philip Night & Ian Wilson

There are three (3) days left to donate to the 2014 Wall\Therapy Project. If you are thinking about giving a donation to any cause this year, think about helping out with this project as all funds donated will be matched until the end of the IndieGoGo campaign on Saturday. The fundraiser is only a few thousand dollars away from HAS BEEN FUNDED TO ITS ambitious goal, but with your help THANKS TO YOUR HELP!, we can all do this together WE ALL DID THIS TOGETHER!

More Information: IndieGoGo Website Wall\Therapy Facebook Synthesis Collaborative Facebook

Related Posts: Wall\Therapy Thievin' Stephen

WallTherapy: the synthesis collaborative

Synthesis-Feature-Image.jpg

VIDEO ||

Maybe you're familiar with WallTherapy, maybe you even know some of the artists, and can even name a few locations that have been painted here in Rochester. And believe you me, we're all for the beautiful masterpieces that go up on our city's blighted walls and neighborhoods in much need of a paint touch-up. But there's something else at play in terms of Dr. Ian Wilson's dreams and goals with WallTherapy, and that has to do with another organization he Co-Founded, The Synthesis Collaborative.

To find out more on The Synthesis Collaborative and how it is inextricably linked to WallTherapy, check out this video of Dr. Ian Wilson explaining the "Collaborative's 2-tiered, philanthropic medical initiative" and how we all can play a part in affecting change to the less fortunate - not only in our own city, but across the world.

http://vimeo.com/57059710 Video credit: Philip Night & Ian Wilson

There are three (3) days left to donate to the 2014 WallTherapy Project. If you are thinking about giving a donation to any cause this year, think about helping out with this project as all funds donated will be matched until the end of the IndieGoGo campaign on Saturday. The fundraiser is only a few thousand dollars away from HAS BEEN FUNDED TO ITS ambitious goal, but with your help THANKS TO YOUR HELP!, we can all do this together WE ALL DID THIS TOGETHER!

More Information: IndieGoGo Website WallTherapy Facebook Synthesis Collaborative Facebook

Related Posts: WallTherapy Thievin' Stephen

Mayer Hardware: a staple in the community

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Mayer Paint and Hardware 3 For many residents and business owners who live and work around the Cobbs Hill, North Winton and Browncroft neighborhoods, they know of a little gem that gives off a friendly, local "mom and pop" vibe that contrasts a world flooded with Big Box retail chains - that's Mayer Hardware. Pronounced the same way as the elected official in city government, this family-run business has been going for nearly 40 years by the Green's and we're sure many would say that their stamp on the community has certainly been worthy of "mayor" status.

double Mayer What started as one small complex on this city block, has now turned into a couple of buildings and over 5,000 square feet of space - what they like to call a "super store on a city block".  Mayer wd-40 With everything you need from the basics of WD-40, super-glue, and car maintenance products...

Mayer Chain …to chains, nails, screws, and other hardware...

Mayer shovels …to the seasonal items like shovels, ice scrapers, and other items so necessary to battle the cold here in the city.

Mayer Valspar Many people are surprised to see that the paint department is quite extensive offering Valspar, Benjamin Moore, and a wide selection of spray paints...

Mayer Paint and Hardware 2 …and even offering a little inspiration with their services and goods.

Mayer 4 Keys at Mayer Have you been meaning to get a key copied to be prepared for that one-time emergency? Well Mayer Hardware certainly has the selection of blanks for your specific key.

Mayer popcorn We were invited into Mayer Hardware by long-standing employee and General Manager, Dennis McCarthy, who told us that he and his 8 other siblings work or have worked for the store. This is truly the family-friendly environment, backed by not only the Green's, Dennis and his siblings, but also by our favorite: the popcorn machine. Free popcorn is available to patrons when they come in and shop around the store. Dennis said jokingly that the community can come in and enjoy the "Mayer Lunch Combo", the only items on the menu being popcorn and coffee, served fresh, everyday.

Dennis even treated us to some of the historical photos of Mayer Hardware from decades past - Enjoy!

The following photo credits: Mayer Paint & Hardware

Mayer GO Grand Opening 1972

Mayer front Storefront in the 1970's

1980 front Mayer Storefront in the 1980's

Mayer Hardware is known in the community for its friendly, personal attention that it gives to its customers. Add that to the selection you receive at Mayer, and there might be no reason to leave our city for a Big Box retailer where you could spend hours trying to find what you're looking for. We're all for it - support local, support our neighborhoods, and support the city of Rochester.

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