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The numbers alone tell quite the skiing story: Four mountains (with 95 runs and an 825-foot vertical rise). 10 feet of average snowfall. A two-mile run. 1,000 acres. Miles of backcountry trails and terrain parks. A $9 million snowmaking upgrade. An eight-passenger gondola.

  • Name: Emily Axelson
  • Age: 32
  • Occupation: Speech and language pathologist
  • Where we found her: Nominated as a Single in the City

Soon after daughter Hadley left for college this year, our family realized that texting and calling and Snapchatting and even Facetime-ing could not replace the time we spent in her room listening to her play ukulele. Or piano. Or watching “Jeopardy” every night as a family.

Ken Moyer can be found behind the wheel of an 18-passenger bus on most school days. For the last two-and-a-half years, Moyer has transported students, who range from elementary age to 20 years old—many with special needs—in a bus that’s specially equipped with a wheelchair lift.

The numbers alone tell quite the skiing story: Four mountains (with 95 runs and an 825-foot vertical rise). 10 feet of average snowfall. A two-mile run. 1,000 acres. Miles of backcountry trails and terrain parks. A $9 million snowmaking upgrade. An eight-passenger gondola.

  • Name: Emily Axelson
  • Age: 32
  • Occupation: Speech and language pathologist
  • Where we found her: Nominated as a Single in the City

Soon after daughter Hadley left for college this year, our family realized that texting and calling and Snapchatting and even Facetime-ing could not replace the time we spent in her room listening to her play ukulele. Or piano. Or watching “Jeopardy” every night as a family.

Ken Moyer can be found behind the wheel of an 18-passenger bus on most school days. For the last two-and-a-half years, Moyer has transported students, who range from elementary age to 20 years old—many with special needs—in a bus that’s specially equipped with a wheelchair lift.

Comedian Tim Hawkins has “very fond feelings” for the Rochester area—fortunate for him, since he’ll be performing twice on Nov. 11 at the Autumn Ridge Arts Series.

The numbers alone tell quite the skiing story: Four mountains (with 95 runs and an 825-foot vertical rise). 10 feet of average snowfall. A two-mile run. 1,000 acres. Miles of backcountry trails and terrain parks. A $9 million snowmaking upgrade. An eight-passenger gondola.

  • Name: Emily Axelson
  • Age: 32
  • Occupation: Speech and language pathologist
  • Where we found her: Nominated as a Single in the City

Soon after daughter Hadley left for college this year, our family realized that texting and calling and Snapchatting and even Facetime-ing could not replace the time we spent in her room listening to her play ukulele. Or piano. Or watching “Jeopardy” every night as a family.

Ken Moyer can be found behind the wheel of an 18-passenger bus on most school days. For the last two-and-a-half years, Moyer has transported students, who range from elementary age to 20 years old—many with special needs—in a bus that’s specially equipped with a wheelchair lift.

Comedian Tim Hawkins has “very fond feelings” for the Rochester area—fortunate for him, since he’ll be performing twice on Nov. 11 at the Autumn Ridge Arts Series.

Trains are one of those modes of transportation that seem far more romantic and old-school glamorous than the reality of it.