(Not) Home for the Holidays

As we all tuck into turkey and all the fixings, we can assume a reasonable level of safety. But what if Aunt Marge drops a tea towel on an open flame or someone has an allergic reaction to the cranberry sauce? Without first responders like our police, fire departent and emergency room nurses and doctors, many would find themselves in…

A Side of Comfort

Sometimes a healthy helping of comfort food is exactly what takes your holiday to the next level! Northland home cook Susan Garcia has just the dish for that. Her corn casserole is a cinch to throw together and can be customized to any preference easily--vegetarian, vegan, or ominivore. It also doubles well to feed a large crowd. Try it out…

Do These Five Things

Christine Evans is not one to preach without practicing. The Exectutive Director of nonprofit Feed Northland Kids is making a difference every day. But do you have to be in leadership to make a difference? Not at all. Here are her tips for making a difference. 

So very thankful

Happy holidays, dear readers! I’m thrilled to go into this holiday season with a new addition to my family, a new daughter, soon to be born as of this writing. Additions like this are big life moments but every year and every family is made up of myriad small moments that make each year special … Continued

November 2018 Around Town

Mayor’s Christmas Tree Ornament Revealed The Mayor’s Christmas Tree Fund, Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments and Crown Center will debut the 38th edition of the Mayor’s Christmas Tree Ornament, “All Aboard,” which was designed this year by Hallmark Keepsake Artist Matt Johnson. Made with recycled wood from last year’s tree, the ornament goes on sale November 23 with all proceeds donated to … Continued

Night of Hope Gala

Hillcrest Hope donors and supporters gathered for the annual Night of Hope gala, celebrating 40 years of generational impact for families in need in the Northland. The celebration of a generous community and the graduate families of Hillcrest Hope took place at the beautiful View at Briarcliff. Photography by Larry F. Levenson Photography.

Learning to let go of the load

Stress on the job means something completely different when you wear a uniform. So, it’s not surprising that treatment for those who have experienced trauma on the job needs to be something different as well.

Ban the Box!

Are you one of the masses that loves standing in line in the wee hours of the morning to snag a cheap TV? If so, more power to you. The life of a bargain warrior is a lonely one. But let me present an alternative--get up at a reasonable time, have a liesurely cup of coffee, and then go out…

22nd Annual Adorn Style Show: An Evening at Meierotto Jewelers

It was a memorable night filled with fashion, food and fun at the Adorn Style Show, hosted by Meierotto Jewelers. Money raised from the event will go towards funding grants for 22 Northland charities. Harvest Ball Society’s mission is to respond to the evolving needs of the Northland through inspired philanthropy.