November 6, 2020
Age: 28. Owner of: Wardrobe Social, 409 Bluff St. Years owned: 3. What your shop offers: Women’s clothing and accessories — jewelry, hats, face masks, etc. Family: My parents are Pat and Sheila Siegert. My siblings are Merrick, Cormac and Claire Siegert. And my pets are Buster, a German shorthair; and Ellie, a red lab....
Age: 73. Owner of: A Ripple Effect, 491 W. Fourth St. Years owned: 13. What does your shop offer? A Ripple Effect offers fair trade products at very affordable prices. Fair trade products are made by artisans in developing countries who earn their livelihood by selling their creations to nonprofit organizations who market them all...
Age: 53. Owner of: The Calico Bean Market, 352 Bluff St. Years owned: 13. What your shop offers: Bulk food, homemade nut butters, coffee, spices, candy, baking supplies, snacks and treats. Family: Husband, Jim; and son, Nile, 11. What inspired you to open your business? I frequently shopped at an Amish bulk food store in...
Age: 57. Owner of: Gotta Have It Inc., 315 Bluff St. Years owned: 29. What your shop offers: We offer modern fashions and accessories for the missy customer. I seek out fresh lines with great fit, unique style and the quality my customers deserve and love. We have a wide selection of everything from denim...
Age: 46. Owner of: Potpourri — Gifts for the Home & Garden, 474 Bluff St. and 115 W. 12th St. Years owned: 18. What your shop offers: Potpourri offers a variety of gifts for the home and garden. We specialize in home decor and yard art, but there is a little something for everyone. You...
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Of all the gifts my parents bestowed upon me, the greatest is the love of reading. Reading can be life-affirming, arousing, argument-provoking, even terrifying. I can still hear my father, looking down through wire-rim glasses, licking his forefinger to turn the thin pages, then in an ominous voice that almost was a whisper, reading the...
As we prepare for gift giving, I would like to share some thoughts with you about the most precious gift you can give when caregiving. Presence can mean many things to each of us. I am referring to presence in caregiving, which the caregiver is fully engaged as they care for another. Presence is the...


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