Artist of the Month: Keli-Ann Pye-Beshara

by Andrea Hupke de Palacio / Oct 01, 2015 /
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Are you a dreamer, ready to lift off? If you are, I imagine you will immediately feel Keli-Ann's paintings and be taken away by them. 

If you are not a dreamer, more the type with both feet on the ground, I think her paintings will uncover an emotion in you like the one you felt when you were a child looking at a wonderful new picture book.  

Wedding Corner. Newfoundland Artist Keli-Ann Pye-Beshara

A Stroll through the Ohio Renaissance Festival

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There's something magical about time travel. Even if you don't have a TARDIS or magic ring, you can still travel back to the Renaissance by visiting your local Renaissance Festival. We were lucky enough to explore the Ohio Renaissance Festival, located on 30 acres, this past weekend - and what fun we had!

Unobstructed Freedom

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Unobstructed freedom, as I see it, is our right and our privilege to be who we are, to live and to breathe without fear of our lives or our breath being taken away.

This past year, I lost my ability to breathe while visiting El De Haus, a four-story brick building that was under construction in Cologne, Germany in 1935 when it was taken over by the Gestapo.

Business Travel: Keeping In Touch Across Time Zones

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In the age of the Internet, multinational teams working across the globe are the way of the future. The Internet has moved us into a truly global business market, so having resources spread around the world becomes a huge advantage to businesses both large and small. 

Florida Culture for the Week of September 28, 2015 by Josh Garrick

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Florida Culture for the Week of September 28, 2015 by Josh Garrick

NOW to Oct 25 – The Garden Theatre Presents ‘La Cage aux Folles’ 

The Best Sushi in Tampa Bay

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The Tampa Bay area is vast and it has some great restaurants in every niche. Recently there was a sushi battle event where over 50 sushi restaurants around the Tampa Bay area participated by submitting their best sushi rolls and there was even a sake tasting. The following are some of the best sushi restaurants from around the Tampa Bay area. 

The Best Sushi in Tampa Bay

An Unexpected Chocolate Haven: Erie, Pennsylvania

by MyKidsEatSquid / Sep 28, 2015 /
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When it comes to storied chocolate towns in Pennsylvania, most people probably point out Hershey in the southeast—home of the little melt-in-your-mouth kisses that made the company, and town, popular. But Erie, located in the northwestern slip of the state that separates Ohio to the west and New York to the East, hugging Lake Erie’s shoreline, has a chocolate history dating back just as far.

Untamed: Honesty, Power, and Reality in a Dystopian World

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Every so often, a book comes along that beautifully, powerfully reminds you of humanity. One such book is the first in a series (YAY!), entitled Untamed. Written by Madeline Dyer, this YA novel takes a look at a world that is changed - and who the changemakers are. From the start of Untamed, you're pulled into the arc of the story, as if one of the family. Then (and make note of this, so you plan for it) you won't be able to put the book down. Meals? Who needs them! Sleep? Ditto!

Find Budget (or FREE!) Accommodation Anywhere

by Michelle Belair / Sep 23, 2015 /
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One of the trickiest places to start when wanting to travel on a budget is to figure out where to stay.  If you’re not careful, accommodation can become the most expensive part of your trip – but it doesn’t have to be that way. Tried and tested by generations of travelers, the following resources cater to every travel personality and have proven to be excellent options for both short and long-term travel. 

How to forage, cook, and eat pawpaws

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I grew up near Paw Paw, Michigan, and yet never thought of it as a place for the so-named fruit. All that has changed now, with Sara Bir's genius new guide, The Pocket Pawpaw Cookbook. Bir knows her stuff - she's a food writer and researcher extraordinaire, and she brings those talents to this recipe zine.