The Village Focus
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
by Carol Klem
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Be all that you can be at Full Circle Wellness Studio
There is an interesting new little shop/business on East Main Street in the village that caught my eye. The name is “Full Circle Wellness Studio.” Sounds somewhat intriguing, right? So I, pretending to be an investigative reporter, when I am really a pretty darn nosy columnist, paid them a visit.
There were two good looking young ladies whom I met, Julie Shapiro, 31, a personal trainer who guides her clients to hopefully, their optimal physical health and Shanna Rebis, 38, a hair stylist and life coach.
It may be easier for us to understand Julie’s role in the business as she teaches yoga and physical fitness, concentrating on flexibility and balance, and personal strength training. She gives classes on the premises, or you can reserve time for an evaluation and individualized session.
Julie and Shanna work together to help an individual “by connecting mind, body and soul” - be all that they can be… without joining the Army - and at any age. They have ways …full body massages, reflexology…quick ten-minute chair massages, to give you a new lease on life.
Shanna Rebis, a hairdresser, is also a life coach. So you ask (as I did,) what is a life coach?
She is a trained professional who helps clients set and achieve personal goals. She does this by listening carefully, asking great questions, expanding the client's picture of what they can achieve, and collaborating with the client to set up support structures and systems to achieve the goals.
“I am an observer – I see things in a different light and I see how women (and men) can make good changes that can affect the quality of their life,” said Shanna. Life coaching (definitely a new word used today, but popular) is for those who are looking to find balance between the demands of work and the needs of family, Shanna explained. Or they might be empty-nesters looking to make a difference in the lives of others but not sure which direction to choose. Maybe it is for the person that simply wants to take themselves up a notch, or two. The more I listened the more I thought I could use one. Probably scattered / discombobulated people like me could use a little help but I’ve grown accustomed to my inadequateness.
While one client is taking strength training with Julie, another may be chatting with Shanna and receiving often life-changing tips. “I work from the inside out as a life coach - breaking down barriers and insecurities. I want clients to look in the mirror – see what I see. We examine style, image and attitude. I am not judgmental and I do not expect people to stay forever.”
Usually Shanna has just two sessions. The first session is the “getting to know you” session and the second is …”Where ever you are now – would you like to perk it up a bit?”
So if you would like to wake up to a new life….become physically fit… perk up your style and attitude….give these gals a try.
Evangelical Lutheran Church is site of the month
The Webster Village Historic Preservation Commission is honoring the Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, 131 West Main Street in this beautiful month of May as their Site of the Month.
The structure (36 ft. x 56 ft.) was built/ completed and the cornerstone was laid on May 13, 1888. It was a great day for the Lutheran congregation as 1500 people came, many by train, to the village from Rochester. The church was dedicated Dec. 23, 1888. The cost for the church including the property was $4,000. (Unbelievable today!) According to Karl Laurer, chair of the Webster Village Historic Preservation Commission, “the church’s design is that of an old –fashioned country 19th century church. The congregation was populated heavily by people of German descent and the architecture reflects that”, he said. (But to me, the church resembles a Currier and Ives painting – it could be- no, should be, on a Christmas card, with its wonderfully welcoming red door.)
In its bell tower, according to Jon Anderson, church historian for the past ten years, is an amazing old bell dated 1910. Marguerite Manning, a longtime church member said that the bell is rung manually before each worship and at the Lord’s Prayer for each petition. However, electronic bells ring out well-known hymns throughout the village a couple of times each day…giving pause and inspiration to those who listen.
There will be a number of celebrations this year, Jon said. Particularly interesting to history buffs will be a presentation to be held in October “We will be presenting a program on the historic stained glass windows. Each window tells a story,” he said. Jon said that he is doing some detective work – trying to figure out more about one of the windows. He is hoping that someone in the know will come forward with answers for him.
“With great pleasure, The Village of Webster Historic Preservation Commission welcomes this landmark structure to our list of treasures honored in the past and preserved for the future of our Village history". “We also wish the congregation a happy 125th birthday,” Karl Laurer added.
Special recognition is to be given to former historian
According to Village Board trustee, Jude Lancy, the May 23 meeting of the Village Board will be a special meeting for Dick Batzing, former longtime Town Historian. Personally I am delighted that Dick is to finally be honored. I, and every reporter I ever worked with (and there have been many), would have been lost without Dick’s knowledge of Webster history. For almost 30 years he has been a wonderful resource…and his wife, Ruth.
So consider this an invitation to all who have known Dick throughout the decades, as a school teacher, as historian…a tour guide, a friend, come to the Village Hall on May 23. Meetings begin at 7:30 p.m
Some people know how to celebrate birthdays with gusto. …all the way, I should say! We could learn from Jodie Klem Laurer who celebrated her 60th (yeah, who’d believe!) recently. She and hubby, Karl went to Louisville, Kentucky to the Kentucky Derby, sat right on the rail, wore a great little hat, sipped on mint juleps and did exactly what all the Derbies do with aplomb.
“We saw the most beautiful people,” she said. “Women in gorgeous linen suits, and their families, all owners of race horses, all dressed to the nines- walked their horses to the gate, through the mud in bare feet as it was so muddy from all the rain.”
Best of all – Karl was a winner.
Tom Servis, one of our village businessmen, (with a name that works – Servis) owner of the garage at Lapham and Main Street, and a Webster Kiwanian, also celebrated a BIG birthday. He was spotted celebrating, kibitzing or commiserating Thursday night, May 8.
But cheer up Tom. I read somewhere that a birthday is just the first day of another 365-day journey around the sun. Hope you enjoy the trip.
History and a Cup Series at the Museum
“History never looks like history when you are living through it."
I am not sure that Peter Burkardt or Aggie Beh Schultz thinks that they made history, or lived through history but they, (like every one of us) have a story to tell about the times in which they lived, the houses they lived in, the families they were born into, their friends, etc. And they will tell that story at The History in a Cup Series to be held at the Museum on May 15 and May 22. May 15 will feature Peter Burkhardt and May 22, Aggie Schultz. The event starts at noon; ends at 1 p.m. bring a sandwich. The Museum will provide coffee, tea and cookies.
Museum Prepares for Barn Sale
The Webster Museum is “collecting stuff for our Barn Sale,” said Jan Naujokas, who generously offers her marvelous large Phillips Road barn annually for the fundraising event. The sale is slated for June 6, 7, and 8.
Anyone who has items they would like to donate is invited – no, urged to drop them off at 394 Phillips Road …in the back in barn. Jan said it is plainly marked, “Webster Museum.”
Questions, Give her a call at 265-3268.
Please no large items, or clothing.
First Ever- Helping Hands Week in June
According to Tom Spoonhower, president of the BID (Business Improvement District) the merchants and businesses in the village are presenting an opportunity to help others while promoting their own businesses. He presented BID’s plan at the Village Board meeting last Thursday night.
June 14 through June 22, will be the week designed to help your favorite charity thanks to Webster BID 2013 Helping Hands Week, June 14th through June 22nd.
According to Tom, “Participants choose a percentage of their revenues for the week and donate it to one of the designated charities. All charities are not for profit organizations and your donation will be tax deductible. The week-long event will be promoted through the BID website, Facebook Page, electric sign, brochures and news articles. Every business will promote their own participation through their own emails and/or social media. This is a great way to help some deserving organizations while promoting our business community at the same time.”
By shopping or doing business in the village you may be providing funds to wonderful charities and organizations that count on support from us. They are: Holy Trinity’s Hope House: Webster Monarch House, The Webster Museum, Relay for Life, Webster Comfort Care Home, Webster Association for Senior Program Support.