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Joy & Mirth

Enjoy a Happy Life at Any Age

By Britta Cammarata

Selecting any type of senior residential services can be challenging, even for those with experience within the industry. Selecting the perfect residential care community for your loved one can be just as challenging. Along with quality, daily care, providing opportunities to continue doing things they love and building on what they feel has been an […]

It turns out that singing the multi-syllabic “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” without missing a beat may not have been Mary Poppins’s most impressive talent. And while analyzing Ms. Poppins’s abilities, not to mention emulating them, has never been at the top of my to-do list (or even on my to-do list, for that matter), I have lately had […]

Since 1961, Midway Fire Rescue has been providing service for an 80 square mile area, from Litchfield Beach to DeBordieu Colony. From an all volunteer department, it has grown to include three full-time paid stations with 64 full-time career and 15 volunteer positions. Led by Chief Doug Eggiman, the three stations expect to respond to […]

How to Buy Art

By Barnie Slice

We seem to have trouble when it comes to buying art. I don’t know why but lots of folks are afraid they will buy something wrong or that it may not fit the criteria of the ethics of decorating. When it comes right down to it, buying art has only two criteria: (1) Do you […]

Europe has become a rediscovered destination to a new generation of active travelers, still attracting previous visitors while discovering new young talents for a simple yet elegant and, in some ways, a less complicated way of life. Located north of Lisbon is the city of Porto and the Douro Valley. Porto is a fascinating and […]

Just walking into Georgetown Art Gallery is a treat for the senses – I was surrounded by so many beautiful pieces of art it was hard to know where to look first! The space is divided into 20 booths, each with dividers that give the viewer a chance to experience each artist’s work. This month, […]

A Real Blast

By Linda O’Connell

 As I drove home after a terribly, trying day of teaching preschoolers, I looked forward to a relaxing shower. No, I required a shower. I was desperate to erase the day’s disasters. It wasn’t the blue tempera paint stains smeared on the undersides of my forearms; the dried, red-tinted glue on my left elbow, or […]

As a jewelry designer and shop owner for the past 40 years, I believe that every woman, if they enjoy jewelry, should own one piece that defines her personality – her “statement piece.” A piece of jewelry she can wear every day; a piece that represents her unique style. Think about the first time you […]

The Joke’s on you

By Rose Ann Sinay

Practical jokesters do not run in my family. Once in a blue moon, my serious, almost unapproachable father would suddenly become an excited kid planning an elaborate prank, anticipating a hilarious punch line. Because of his otherwise stern demeanor, my siblings and I were wary. We waited and watched and laughed only when we were […]

Girls’ Day

By Melissa Face

It begins with one of the three of us throwing out some dates for consideration. We check our calendars, sort through our work schedules, our kids’ practices and games, and confirm sitter availability. We mark our calendars and cross our fingers, hoping that nothing happens to interfere with our Girls’ Day. Girls’ Day is a […]

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