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: 872
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: 898
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: 843
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: 1,097
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: 917
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: 832
on May 13, 2013
A hundred years after his great-grandfather opened the first Schwinn bicycle dealership in the city of Charleston, S.C., Jordan Chaplin decided to enter the family business.
He’d met his future business partner, Dave Jarman, in 2010, while both were employe…Read » Views: 883
on May 10, 2013
Melissa Floyd never envisioned owning and operating her own dance studio. But when the opportunity to help others presented itself, she couldn’t turn away the talented young performers who needed her.
“I was teaching for another studio locally and, unfort…Read » Views: 877