John Ernst

Living room lullabies 

What kind of band sings Scooby Doo, Peter Cottontail, Willie Nelson, and the Beatles? The answer might surprise you—or not

If you build it, they will come

Harvey and Lauren Rayner have big plans for their rural town—greenhouses, workshops, residency programs, tiny homes, and maybe even a coffee shop and English pub. But it all starts with a rustic-chic bed and breakfast.

The brewmeister

John Urlaub was brewing craft beer before brewing craft beer was cool

An unknown reality

After downsizing from his 40,000- square-foot studio and team of ten employees, world-renowned metal sculptor Albert Paley reflects on the life of the artist—as well as his own future.

A real-live fairy kale

Genesee Country Village & Museum’s spin on Germany’s annual “Cabbage Walk” offers a break from winter’s monotony — and brings a little fairy tale magic to Upstate New York.

Normalizing the conversation

ROCovery Fitness channels the power of shared experience to support people in recovery and change the way the public views addiction

Bridging the gap

AIA Rochester is working on its community outreach—through a bizarre, brilliant, and interactive competition designed for everyone.

Regenerative design

Rochester joins a global movement to reconnect children—and everyone else—to the natural

A compulsion to relax

At the Bodymind Float Center, guests pay to lie in 800 pounds of salt dissolved in ten inches of water. They say it changes their lives.

Keeping it glassy

Stained glass studio celebrates its 110th anniversary with enthusiasm for the future and a deep respect for its past

Tally Ho!

Once a year, this Geneseo field bursts into a celebration of tradition

Crafting raptors

Meet a world-class bird carver, falconer, and all-around lover of things that fly

The silver silicon tsunami

The fastest-growing demographic of Internet users is eighty-five and older—and Daniel Jones is helping them keep up