About Transplanted North
My name is Stacy Gittleman, but people who knew me from college call me Scoop. I am a freelance writer, a Jewish educator, and most of all a mom of three. I live in a place I never dreamed (or heard of really) which has turned out to be New York State’s best kept secret: Rochester.
It is a little city with big cultural and community offerings surrounded by suburbia, lots of farmland, parks, trails — and the historic Erie Canal waterway system.
I grew up in New York City, big, crowded, the center of the Universe. (You can see part of the city, Coney Island, reflected in my sunglasses.)
Are you a transplant? How long did it take you before you felt settled in your new town? What was your biggest adjustment? Or, will you always feel like you belong back where you are “from?” Tell me your story and you can guest blog for me!
I am a contributing columnist for the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle. My column appears in some editions of the Friday Our Towns Section. I cover the towns of Brighton, Victor, Pittsford, Webster and Penfield. On occasion, I creep into covering the southeast side of the city. I love writing my column because it generally makes people happy. I write about people and organizations doing good things for their community. If you live in the aforementioned towns, and you know a good human interest story, or if there is an issue in your town that bugs you and you think it warrants attention, please write to me and I might include it in my column.
My blog posts include parts of previously published columns, expanded with my personal perspectives that won’t fit into my 500 word column allotment, plus snippets from my family life. My children are a never-ending source of writing material. I hope you stop by often and tell all your friends to come visit transplantednorth.
Thanks for stopping by!