on September 23, 2013
When Adam Banks opened a coffee shop in Chicago’s trendy Wicker Park neighborhood in July, he was determined not to gouge customers with $5 to $7 espresso drinks. Coffee, he believes, should be accessible to everyone, including people on a tight budget. Beve…Read » Views: 510
on September 3, 2013
According to data from the National Retail Federation, the average family with schoolchildren will spend $634.78 — or $836.83, if the students are in college — this year on purchases of clothing, shoes, school supplies, and electronics. Total back-to-scho…Read » Views: 252
on May 22, 2013
When Kirsten Bassion received a master’s degree in ceramics from the School for American Crafts at Rochester Institute of Technology in 2004, she knew she wanted to give back to her community through education. Two years later, with friend and fellow potter …Read » Views: 273
on May 20, 2013
More than a century ago, a small casino with a big future opened its doors in the town of Rosendale, N.Y.
By the early 1920s, the casino had expanded its offerings and begun screening some of the earliest films ever produced. As a result, the venue quickly be…Read » Views: 266
on May 17, 2013
Tropical parrots are among the most exotic, beautiful, and intelligent creatures that may be kept as domesticated pets. As such, they’re always in demand. But caring for the birds — which are known for their colorful plumage, hooked bills, and blunt tongu…Read » Views: 265
on May 16, 2013
Nestled in the far northwestern corner of Massachusetts, where it’s flanked by Vermont and New York, Williamstown — a charming community of 8,200 residents — is home to one of the oldest dairy farms in the region, Cricket Creek Farm.
In 2002, Dick and J…Read » Views: 275
on May 15, 2013
Love brought Sadie Scheffer to San Francisco, but loaves keep her there.
“I moved to San Francisco to follow a boy that I liked, and he had a gluten allergy,” says Scheffer, who relocated from the East Coast in the summer of 2009. “I started baking just…Read » Views: 344
on May 14, 2013
At first, Alexe van Beuren and Kagan Coughlin weren’t sure what to do with the derelict building — a historic home — that they’d rescued in their community of Water Valley, Miss.
“We had this building that my husband [Kagan] had been renovating on n…Read » Views: 267