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Hurricane Irma

By on September 17, 2017 in Community and Volunteering with 0 Comments

“Hurricane season brings a humbling reminder that, despite our technologies, most of nature remains unpredictable.” – Diane Ackerman Having lived in South Florida for a decade, I became very aware of hurricane season (June 1st through November 30th). I have been obsessed with Hurricane Irma. I still have close friends in Southeast Florida, and my […]

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Thank You, Ken Yerves!

Thank You, Ken Yerves!

“Leaders become great, not because of their power, but because of their ability to empower others.” – John Maxwell In 2006, I got a call from a temp agency. They asked me if I wanted to interview for a company called JM Family Enterprises in Deerfield Beach, Florida. The company is currently  ranked No. 55  by […]

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South Florida: Snorkeling at Phil Foster Park

By on October 12, 2015 in South Florida Travel with 0 Comments

“The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.” – Jacques Yves Cousteau When I moved to Florida, I was on the hunt for a snorkeling treasure. I checked out a few local spots, but they were a bust. Last year, I wanted to hit the Keys to get my fish […]

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YATC: Welcome, Class 37!

YATC: Welcome, Class 37!

“You have never really lived until you have done something for someone who never can repay you.” The Youth Automotive Training Center, located in Deerfield Beach, Florida, recently kicked off their school year. YATC “trains and educates at-risk youth in basic automotive repair skills, academic remediation, job readiness and life management skills. The goal of the program […]

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South Florida: The Alchemist in Wilton Manors

By on June 22, 2015 in Dining, South Florida Travel with 0 Comments
South Florida: The Alchemist in Wilton Manors

“Coffee with friends is happiness and time well spent.” As I was perusing through my Facebook feed, I saw pictures a friend posted of her Syphon and salmon slicer. My mouth started watering as I recalled the delicious flavors of the Alchemist in Wilton Manors. Hillary introduced me to this eclectic coffee shop, which features Artesian hand-roasted coffee and […]

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South Florida: Dr. Nick’s Magic Needles

By on June 9, 2015 in Florida Travel, Natural Highs with 0 Comments
South Florida: Dr. Nick’s Magic Needles

“I’m afraid of needles, except acupuncture needles.” – Catherine O’Hara I hate needles. When I was a kid, I needed stitches. To keep me from thrashing my body around, the doctors had to wrap me up in towels. That’s how resistant I once was to the anticipation of having a little piece of metal puncturing my […]

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South Florida: Armadillo Cafe in Boca Raton, Florida

By on April 22, 2015 in Dining, South Florida Travel with 4 Comments
South Florida: Armadillo Cafe in Boca Raton, Florida

“Cooking is like love. It should be entered into with abandon or not at all.” – Harriet Van Horne One of my last nights in Florida, I dined at Armadillo Cafe in Boca Raton with Hillary. She is a frequent guest of the restaurant, and for very good reason. The place has a unique menu […]

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Open Road: Destination=Clover, South Carolina

By on April 11, 2015 in U.S. Travel with 7 Comments
Open Road: Destination=Clover, South Carolina

“Sometimes a girl just needs wide open spaces.” – therebelchick.com When I was a kid, I was not a huge fan of hopping into the family car and driving. I have always loved traveling, but I just wanted to reach my destination. When I drove from Massachusetts to California, that changed. I realized how magical road trips […]

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FL: Paddle Boarding in Fort Lauderdale

By on March 23, 2015 in South Florida Travel with 5 Comments
FL: Paddle Boarding in Fort Lauderdale

“The cure for anything is salt water, sweat, tears or the sea.” – Isak Dinesen I have lived in South Florida for a little over a decade. Soon, I will be packing my car and moving home to Boston. How do I want to spend my last few days here? In the sun, on the […]

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South Florida: Chihuly Exhibit at Fairchild

By on February 24, 2015 in South Florida Travel with 2 Comments
South Florida: Chihuly Exhibit at Fairchild

“To practice any art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow. So do it.” – Kurt Vonnegut My friend, Elaine, asked, “Do you want to go see the Chihuly exhibit at Fairchild? I heard it is amazing.” I responded, “Maybe. Who is he?” Elaine said, “He is the guy […]

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