Great Reasons to Shop Local This Holiday Season

Great Reasons to Shop Local This Holiday Season

Shop Local This year, we’ve seen a wonderful and optimistic effort to shop closer to home! That means the hard-earned dollars of our residents–the people who also happen to be our friends, family, colleagues and coworkers– stays in our community. And that means a better place to work, with more jobs and opportunities, and a […]

Halloween

Halloween

Halloween Halloween, Hallowe’en, All Hallows’ Eve. Whatever you call it, America’s favorite dress-up holiday is here again! Whether you get your festive fix from swapping scary stories, the latest episodes of The Walking Dead or American Horror Story, or from the many activities you can do with a pumpkin, get the most out of your […]

It’s Pumpkin Season!

It’s Pumpkin Season!

It’s Pumpkin Season! The Wonderful Pumpkin It’s the season for Jack-o’-lanterns, roasted seeds and pumpkin pie. Although the world’s favorite squash originated in North America, it is now grown on every continent except Antarctica–and with over 80 percent of the American pumpkin supply becoming available each October, it’s no wonder we see so many windows […]

Bento Box: Making Lunch Fun Again

Bento Box: Making Lunch Fun Again

Bento Box: Making Lunch Fun Again Although the Bento meal dates back to 12th century Japan, it’s alive and well today– and with all the creative ideas we’ve seen floating around– it’s just what the packed lunch enthusiast needs to break up the monotony of midday mealtime. Not only do these convenient trays have compartmentalized […]

Fighting ALS as a Worldwide Community

Fighting ALS as a Worldwide Community

Fighting ALS as a Worldwide Community Maybe you’ve seen the online phenomenon of the “Ice Bucket Challenge,” where participants pour ice water over themselves to raise awareness for ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease.  At any given time, this progressive neurodegenerative disease affects 350,000 people worldwide, with 30,000 of those cases […]

Life Hack Gadgets Make Back-to-School Easier

Life Hack Gadgets Make Back-to-School Easier

Life Hack Gadgets Make Back-to-School Easier Sugru Seriously, this stuff is amazing. It’s pliable when you take it out of the package, can be molded into any shape, and hardens into a durable rubber.  Sugru has 1000s of uses and counting.  Use it to reinforce electronic wires, mount things, make knobs, add accessories to customize […]