Easy ways to “go green” in the workplace

The belief that my actions can assist with the preservation of rain forests seems a bit overwhelming to me. However, if you tell me that my actions can impact my health, the size of my bank account and my overall quality of life -— I would say to …

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 Boat of Many Colors

“We are all da same,” he said, placing his fingers on my milk-white arm. “Our skin color not da same, but inside (placing his hand over his heart) we are one people.” -– Shaggy He was twenty-five, Dominican, tall and loved basketball. He …

The Community of a Green World is Rising…

Right now we are often hearing the word “community” and I wonder what it means. Is it a place to live, maybe a city or village?  Perhaps it is all of those things. A community is built upon finding a way to get a group of people to become social. …

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 …