Choosing the right size of your perfect pooch

There have been so many times that I’ve been asked, “what kind of dog should I get?” That is a hard question to answer. There are so many factors to consider – busy lifestyle, work hours, small children or older children, budget – the list goes …

Overnight Honey Nut Granola

From the Kitchen of Cathy Blatnik This sweet and crunchy treat can stand alone or be paired with fresh fruit and will definitely keep you full until lunch! Ingredients 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted 1/4 cup honey 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon …

A hat for your house

Spring has sprung, which means it’s time to put away all of the snowmen decorations and bust out all the pastels that make April feel fresh. One of my favorite things to do in spring is fill the house with color from flowers to new pillows; but one …

Bringing tea culture from across the pond

Sitting in the suite space of Newby Teas, it is easy to slip into a calm and relaxed disposition. In one corner of the room, a circle of cushioned chairs surround a glass coffee table, where a pot of tea might be placed. Within that circle; guests, customers …

Creating Community

It’s a warm spring day at Edgewood Village and residents are working out in the neighborhood garden, while inside, the staff are preparing for the evening’s Fiesta Potluck. Nestled in Meridian Township, Edgewood Village is a nonprofit housing corporation …

Oma A bottle of memories to share with the world

Dangerous is not a word you’d normally associate with a demure 92-year old woman, but once you’ve had a sip of her cherry vodka, you’d know exactly what we’re talking about. Hedy Steinbart, better known as Oma to family and friends (and now …

Jen Dubey A Helping Hand at Every Opportunity

As a young girl, Jenn Dubey didn’t know what “philanthropic” meant. But when her neighborhood ran a carnival for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, Dubey’s three older sisters knew the perfect role for her and dressed her in mismatched clothes …