LPGA Leaves Rochester

The event that brings in thousands each year has decided in the year of 2015, not to return to Rochester, NY.

The former Wegman’s LPGA Tournament voids Rochester while they take the tournament downstate to Westchester County. The Tournament will be under the new name of KPMG Women’s PGA Championship.

Many Rochestarians would mark their calendars early for this event and wait in lines to get tickets to see the women play. It was an event that evoked a lot of participation in volunteer efforts and by support for the golfers.

Volunteers was among the main interest in Rochester, NY. The reason being is that you have a chance to meet people with big names and also be a part of a legendary tournament.

It is a disappointment that tournament has decided to part ways with their Rochester venue. Rochester by far had the most supporters coming out for the tournament each year and this was reported from golfers themselves.

The speculation of the move is money motivated. Going down in Westchester is of course going to bring the tournament more money.

A local Pauline Sherwood from Webster stated, “I always went to it, always went to it. It was marvelous when the best people were here too. I mean the old timers, yeah. But it’s long gone now, it’s unfortunate, but something will take its place, it always happens.”

This will be the first year since 1977 that the tournament is not held in Rochester.

Wishing the tournament the best, we just hope they will return back to the popular fan-base they have in Rochester in the years to come.


written by Sedria Thomas

Update: Brittney Griner Files for Annulment

First comes friends, then comes marriage then comes a baby in a baby carriage. Well that’s how love is supposed to go but in Brittney Griner’s case there are way more complicated steps.

In less than a year we have seen Griner propose to WNBA player Glory Johnson, get arrested for domestic violence charges, get married, announce that they are expecting and finally file for annulment. What a rollercoaster ride with these two public figures.

It was reported 4 days ago that Glory Johnson posted an Instagram photo illustrating that the two WNBA players were expecting a little one. A day later it was confirmed that Brittney Griner was filing annulment papers only 28 days after their wedding.

Brittney Griner reported to the tabloids that she was pressured into the marriage and that the wedding was fraud. She stated that threating statements from Johnson made her go through with the wedding. After going through counseling before the wedding she thought it was going to be alright but it wasn’t until after when Griner decided that it was a mistake.

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The reports from the Johnson camp are stating how hurt and extremely shocked Glory Johnson is from hearing these announcements. She said she never seen it coming.

After all this drama, Johnson sacrificed a portion of her career to carry a baby in which it seems the baby will only be raised by her.

With drama after drama this separation will be ugly.

Is this separation going to expose these two players? Is there a secret that the media has not caught attention to? Well, lucky for us it seems like this is going to be a nasty separation so we are destined to find out the real reason behind the annulment.

written by Sedria Thomas



Health Beats: Vaginal Steaming


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Hello Rochester, this is Nurse Bowick. Have we got something to talk about? Oh Yeah! Recent health promotions are encouraging women to steam their vaginas. The vaginal steam also known as the V-Steam or Uterus Wrap, promises to fight infections, regulate the menstrual cycle, reduce stress, and increase fertility. Many of you are wondering is this a hoax, or is this healthy.

Vaginal steaming is for real folks. Women who are pregnant or have an infection should not partake in vaginal steaming. This popular treatment is offered at spas in big cities like New York City and LA. Though, I could not locate one spa in Rochester that offered the service, I did find a local fertility clinic that offered a take home V-Steam kit for $23.00. The treatment involves exposing the vaginal area to a mixed herbal steam bath for approximately 20 minutes. One kit contains enough herbs for 2-3 treatments.

Well, I decided to call my gynecologist to get a second opinion and compare and contrast my research on vaginal steaming.  Typically, I call his office, leave a message and he gets back to me within a few hours. Not this time. My phone rang within 10 minutes of leaving the message, and this was his response:

“Don’t do it! Vaginal steaming is not evidenced based!

The vagina has its own cleansing system, and You could hurt yourself!”

I started to wonder, “What’s up Doc?” Would I have gotten the same response from a female gynecologist? Why are some western physicians adamantly opposed to vaginal steaming? You know me well enough to know that I continued to search for more evidence. Think about it, traditional steam baths/treatments are geared toward extracting impurities from the body using heat. Moist heat is known to stimulate subcutaneous blood flow and cleanses the skin, opening the pores, loosening dead skin cells, and leaving the skin feeling soft, clean, and silky smooth. Why would these same phenomena not work on the vagina?


Tune in Tuesday at 7:15am, because we’re gonna talk about Vaginal Steaming, on “Health Beats” with the wake up club on 103.9 WDKX.

 Theresa Lou Bowick BSN, RNRegistered Professional NurseDoctor of Nursing Practice Student

WNBA Player, Brittney Griner Expecting

Remember back in April when Brittany Griner and her fiancée Glory Johnson were arrested after police were called to their home with a report of domestic violence? Well the newly married couple have announced Thursday that they are expecting.

Glory Johnson, who plays for the Tulsa Shock broke the news by posting a creative picture on Instagram. The picture depicts a bun in the oven, while hashed-tag with “#SUCCESS #BLESSED #WelcomeToTheJohnsonGrinerFamily,”

With the season starting, the pregnant Johnson will be sidelined until next season.

Brittney Griner will miss the first seven games of the Phoenix Mercury season due to a suspension. Griner and her fiancée received a suspension each because of their arrests earlier in April. The league called their actions “unacceptable.”

Glory Johnson is upset with the league because Griner plead guilty while she plead not guilty and she still got hit with a suspension.

Did the WNBA go a little too far into the personal lives of their players? Is the WNBA stricter than the NBA when it comes down to arrests and court appearances?

If you’re wondering how two girls are having a baby, your stuck in the past.

The two have been discussing to start a family together and finally achieved success with their sperm donor.

With their relationship moving quickly, is it bad their adding a child to the mix? Maybe the two needed to slow down after they both got arrested for aggravated assault. Hopefully Griner and Johnson have overcome the past and are ready to welcome their bundle of joy to the world.

We wish them the best!


written by: Sedria Thomas

City clears out community garden in dispute over grass height

Rochester, NY (WROC)- Antoinette Ena Johnson built Enazi’s Natural Farm to help transform Rochester’s Marketview neighborhood.

“It was a food source, a teaching source; it was a place where little girls came and would help me plant seeds,” says Johnson.

But after taking a walk to check on her garden last night, it was gone.  The planters and food beds had disappeared, wood piled up by a tree, with rocks and dirt leftover.   Johnson says the drastic result came after arguing with the city over her grass height earlier this week.

“They told me to cut it and I told them I would get to it, but I don’t use gas on my land and they decided to cut all my grass today,” she says.

The city of Rochester issues permits residents to use city land, letting gardeners revive neighborhoods with beautiful flowers and community gathering places.  The permit states a preference of grass maintenance around 3 inches, but if it grows taller than 5 five inches then gardeners “will be contacted for immediate action.”

Johnson says she got a phone call from Rochester’s Division of Real Estate and admits to expressing her frustration with the process, asking for information about the possibility of growing wheat instead of grass.  Instead without a fine or formal notice her garden was cleared out.

“All of our hard work for the last two years in feeding the community, just gone,” says Shawn Kelly, a fellow gardener.

Some neighbors complained the organic garden’s grass height was drawing rodents.  City workers who got orders to clear out the space did so with the understanding that it didn’t meet code but reportedly stopped when a neighbor approached and informed them it was garden.  It was too late in Johnson eyes.

“Someone could’ve talked to me or at least waited,” she says.  “Given me time to fix it and say, ‘Oh well obviously you don’t want to fix it, so it’s taken.'”

In a neighborhood with bright spots like Sofrito Garden just a block away, there are blight spots– like this vacant house across the street, where the grass is overgrown.  Now with one less garden, Johnson says she’s too frustrated to rebuild:

“Like why would I want to plant anything now… At this point… They left my tires though, they left the tires.”

The City of Rochester spokesperson says Johnson’s permit has not been revoked.


written by: Natasha Alford


Government Jobs: Unlocking the Civil Service Exam – Free Workshop

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Don’t let a test keep you away from a career!

You have the skills to get a great job in local government with great pay and great benefits.  Join us to learn everything you need to know about applying for a government job, including interviewing, test taking techniques, resume writing and how to prepare for a Civil Service Exam.

Date:   Saturday, June 13, 2015

Location:  R.E.O.C. – Rochester Educational Opportunity Center

161 Chestnut Street

Time:     9am


Download the registration form: Workshop Registration Form


Registration form must be received in the WDKX offices – 683 East Main Street

Deadline:  June 10th

Train Takes a Life on King Road

Monday morning, a collision between an Amtrak train and a motor vehicle led to the unfortunate death of 20 year old, Brandon Saeur. The accident occurred at the railroad crossing on King Road in Chili.

According to reports Saeur was on his way to work around 6 a.m. when the accident happened.

Witnesses stated that Saeur was trailing a car in front of him when the gates of the crossing came down and he proceeded to go around the car in front and the gates, when the train hit his vehicle with immediacy.

Brandon Saeur was a Town of Chili employee working with the Parks Department. Both his father and brother are also employed by the Town of Chili. The Town Supervisor David Dunning stated a few things on this horrific incident. “It’s bad enough that a young person lost their life in such a horrific accident it makes it even worse when they’re one of our employees.”

There are no details on why Brandon drove his vehicle around the gates but there are many speculations on the incident. Some residents in the area state that the gates have come down numerous times without a train being around.

Screen Shot 2015-06-04 at 10.20.43 AMAccording to reports, even though the residents say that the gates do come down in error a little too frequently, it’s still never worth the risk to go around them when they are down.

The flags outside town hall will fly at half staff to remember Brandon Sauer.

The Amtrak train was on its way to NYC and was reported traveling well under the speed limit. There were no injuries on board.