Mary Chao

Mary Chao

Retail and real estate reporter @DandC @USAToday Network. Marine wife. Tiger mom. Fire Horse. Made in Taiwan. Allergic to paying retail. 外省人 上海人 Chao Zhao = 赵

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My daughter modeling Peppermint fashions @Roc_FashionWeek  Lead the Way Show. Her last walk down the runway after 9 years modeling for Fashion Week— the original kid model. Next October, she’ll be off to college.

The home tour is this Saturday. Here's a sneak peek at living big in a small city home #roc  Stunning home a hidden gem in 19th Ward neighborhood. See inside. via @DandC 

Once upon a time in lawn sign wars, Red was for Republicans and Blue was for Democrats. Here in the land of Pittsford it’s hard to tell which side the candidate’s sign is on now as blue is the dominant color theme, with a splash of red and white.

Teens are free tonight at the #roc  Fashion Week runway show next to Midtown Athletic Club. A nice crowd of teens gathered already.

Uh oh. Jackie Ortiz’s doggie just pooped on the runway @Roc_FashionWeek  Hey, you gotta go you gotta go.

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Rochester police chief @LaRonSingletary  @Roc_FashionWeek  tells teens to work hard and play hard. Marshall grad on runway.


GOP gubernatorial candidate at town hall meeting in Spencerport. Family of five traveling across state in an RV.

What a week. On Tuesday @jccrochester  closed due to bomb threat. Thursday it opened to all wo power. Today, it has been evacuated. @DandC 

Insanity. This is the line for the Italian Cookie Doughnuts at Ridge Donuts in Irondequoit right now.

For non #meangirls  fans—here’s an explainer on what Oct. 3 means. Extra special this year because it falls on a Wednesday. Now going through my closet for a pink day. #OnWednesdayWeWearPink 

Yes, the name of biz is really: I Don't Know Chinese Restaurant opens in Rochester via @DandC  #ROC 

Back to school season can be expensive as families are projected to spend average of $700 per kid in K-12. Here are some #Roc  agencies helping families. Five places in Monroe County for free backpacks via @DandC