Janiece Jaffe: Singer

BY SOPHIE BIRD Janiece Jaffe always felt there was something inherently sacred about her voice, but she wasn’t always forthcoming about her vocal abilities. She preferred to keep her talent to herself. “It was my secret,” she says. “I went underground with it until later in my life.” Although Jaffe, 58, is now an improvisational vocalist and sound healing practitioner, by the time she realized her dream of singing professionally she had worked as a preschool teacher for more than a decade. Then, at age 30 and raising four children, she realized she needed to make a change. “I woke up one weekend and said, ‘I have to sing. If I don’t sing, I’m going to regret it for the […]

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Chocolate Is First Ingredient in LuckyGuy Bakery Brownies

BY AUBREY DUNNUCK Have you spotted the LuckyGuy Bakery logo of a peg-legged rabbit? His name is Felix, which means “lucky” in Latin. Owner Joni McGary says while the slightly dark design is based on the lucky rabbit’s foot superstition, the business name was inspired by the two “lucky guys” in her life — husband Chris McGary and their son, Jack, 15. Armed with a food science degree from Cornell University, a background in commercial food production, and a recipe refined over the course of many bake sales, McGary decided to start selling her brownies in May 2015. “I had been thinking about it for a long time, but friends would say, ‘Don’t do it, it’s going to be so […]

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