Archive for August 2007

Mark Your Calendar…Green Conference

(Picture to the left is conference speaker, Judy Wick)  I just came across information about a conference that I’m now making plans to attend.  It’s called the Bioneers Conference and it is an event featuring “biological pioneers who focus on innovative biological and social strategies at the crossroads of ecology and social justice.” Translation…a gathering

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Community Involvement – Your PTA

The things you love about your community were probably made possible by others who share your opinion. Let’s say you have a wonderful nature conservation area where you live, it’s likely because past or current residents in your community took steps to protect that area. The same holds true for our schools where we trustingly

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The Center of Town

One of the things I love about new urbanism is that you can enjoy the benefits of new urban living whether you live in a new or old development located in the city or the suburb. New urban living is just about enjoying the natural beauty and spirit of our communities.  We make our communities special

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Hot Summer Cooking Tips for Busy Moms, Hungry Families

Okay I’ve got a treat for you. I know it’s summer, it’s hot, you have so many outdoor activities going on, you’re exhausted  and cooking is the last thing on your mind. Here’s the treat:  I’m going to share with you the means to getting your secret weapon for dealing with the awful question “What am I

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Caring for Parents

I’ve always thought my parents looked young.  In my mind they looked the same to me now as they did when I was a kid. That all changed significantly for me last week. It only takes one serious illness to make you realize that life has been preparing you for a role reversal you weren’t

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Garage Sales and Life’s Little Journies

Garage sales are a big deal in my community. Our street use to do one every spring and then the last two years we passed on the “opportunity.” Well this weekend my neighbor got me all into the garage sale fever again. My neighbor and I are both early birds. We’re out either on our

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Shopping New Urban Style

I just came back from a trip through Ohio where we visited two “new urban” shopping or rather lifestyle centers. This is the next generation of the shopping mall and I really like it. I’ve never been much of a mall person to begin with. In this “new urban” shopping destination stores are laid out

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St. Louis Loves New Urbanism

A St. Louis, Missouri, newspaper (St. Louis Post-Dispatch) reports on the growing popularity of new urbanism communities in the St. Louis region. One couple profiled said they decided to move to a new urban community so that they could have “more than a home.” They wanted a place where they didn’t have to drive everywhere

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