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Thinking of Getting a Dog? Don’t Shop–Adopt!

By Holly Finberg Thinking of adding a new member to your family? Look no further than your local shelter or rescue group. There are plenty of puppies and adult dogs that are waiting for their “furever” home. Every breed, size and personality represented, you are sure to find your perfect match. What’s the difference between a shelter and rescue group? Most shelters have contracts with the towns and/or counties to handle all animal control. The [...]

April 22nd, 2015|All, Lifestyle, Spring 2015|0 Comments

Create an Eggs-traordinary Easter Feast

Brighten up your Easter feast with unique flavor twists to refresh traditional dishes like ham and deviled eggs. And don’t forget the decorations — it’s easy to create vibrant centerpieces using eggs dyed in the hottest seasonal shades. “We’ve developed easy tips to dress up your table, from the ham to the centerpiece,” said Mary Beth Harrington of the McCormick Kitchens. “An orange glaze can bring new flavor to the classic ham, while food color [...]

March 31st, 2015|All, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Spring 2015|0 Comments

5 Steps to Financial Fitness For Women

Kathleen Nolan by Kathleen Nolan Yes, it is a financial jungle out there nowadays., and it is scary and daunting to think about …so we don’t. Instead many women passively decide not to deal with their finances…today. Tomorrow, we’ll get to thinking about it more seriously, only after taking care of all the people in our lives and attacking the insurmountable daily “to do” list. Besides, my husband says we’re fine, my broker [...]

March 5th, 2015|All, Financial, Lifestyle|1 Comment

Spring vacation on a budget? You CAN do it.

Spring break is coming and after all the frost, wind and chill of the winter, you've earned some time to relax. So why not treat yourself to a little vacation? If you don't have a lot of extra money to spend and you're worried about your finances holding you back, there are ways to take an enjoyable spring vacation without blowing your budget. The five tips below can help you make the most of your [...]

March 5th, 2015|All, Family, Lifestyle|0 Comments

Throw a Shamrockin’ St. Patrick’s Day Party

Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage It doesn’t take the Luck o’ the Irish to throw a great St. Patrick’s Day party. These tips and recipes will help you throw a festive celebration you’ll enjoy as much as your guests — including make-ahead corned beef and a minty-green cookie recipe both adults and little leprechauns will love. “We’ve developed recipes that make the tastes of Ireland easy to create — from a simple [...]

March 5th, 2015|All, Entertainment, Lifestyle|0 Comments

Top Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day

Whether you are newly dating or married for years:  Top ways to celebrate Valentine's Day for any relationship stage. Whether you’re smitten after dating for only a month or your relationship has a soothing rhythm after many years of marriage, your affections deserve to be celebrated this Valentine’s Day. Finding the perfect way to say you care, however, is often easier said than done. Stop stressing and consider these top trends and unique gift ideas, [...]

January 30th, 2015|All, Entertainment, Lifestyle|0 Comments

How You Can Become a Financial Diva in 30 Days or Less

By Kathleen Nolan Kathy Nolan Girls, do you ever feel you just can't seem to get a handle on your finances? No matter what you do to try to save, something always seems to come up. Well you are not alone, but I have a few suggestions that may help you to get out of that hamster wheel that seems to have you going round and round. The question is, are you willing [...]

January 15th, 2015|All, Financial, Lifestyle|0 Comments

The 3 Most Common Mistakes Divorcing Women Make

By John P. Cito, CDFA Big life events such as divorce, marriage, and death are times when thousands and sometimes even millions of dollars change hands. Unfortunately, are also times when women are the most vulnerable to making huge money mistakes that can haunt them for the rest of their lives. Here are 3 common mistakes in divorce: MISTAKE #1 – Letting Emotions Rule “There’s never a right answer in divorce.” Going through a divorce [...]

January 14th, 2015|All, Financial, Lifestyle|0 Comments

The Girls of Summer

by Toni Allen Toni Allen According to writer Ellen Klages, “Baseball is a game of history.” As far back as the time of the very first Olympic Games in Greece (776 B.C.), women were excluded from the games and so they chose to compete in their own Games of Hera to honor the Greek Goddess who ruled over women and the earth. Since then, a lot has happened! In the United States early in [...]

January 14th, 2015|All, Entertainment, Fall 2014, Lifestyle|0 Comments

Five Fresh Interior Design Trends Using Wood

The 5 Hot New Ways to Update Your Home with Wood Wood may be known for its timeless visual appeal, but there's nothing static about the way people showcase it in American homes. Designers, homeowners and DIYers are re-discovering the warmth and beauty of wood. From inventive new uses to re-interpretations of existing styles, they're finding creative ways to use wood throughout the home. "Designers are drawn to wood for use in interior finishes because [...]

January 13th, 2015|All, At Home, Lifestyle|0 Comments