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October 1, 2021
Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, there have been a few changes in the life of Mary Rose Corrigan. “I highly value in-person conversations with people I run into — especially those I haven’t seen in person in a long time,” she said. “I rely on others’ expertise and assistance even more than previously....
There is a five-point list that Kelly Breitbach keeps within eyesight of her desk. It reads: 1. Put people before everything else. 2. Do your best work. 3. Be honest and considerate. 4. Make decisions and back them. 5. Speak up. Each has become a kind of mantra for Breitbach, who has served as the...
It’s not difficult to get caught up in the aroma that hits the nose upon setting foot inside of Big Apple Bagels. Freshly baked bread, sweet cinnamon rolls and a hint of just-brewed coffee waft freely through the air of the Dubuque location, no doubt making patrons second-guess what they originally thought they might order....
If home is where the heart is, Clara Lopez Ortiz need look no further than Cascade, Iowa. “I always seem to come back to Iowa, no matter how far away I go,” a pensive Ortiz said. “I’ve always considered myself an Iowan, even though I came from Mexico. I just always seem to find my...
In the past decade, it has been popular for businesses to redefine their mission statement and choose company values. The blog at hotjar.com defined company values well: “A set of guiding principles and fundamental beliefs that help a group of people function together as a team and work toward a common goal.” Values are the...
We’ve all heard that Labor Day meant packing up our white clothes to make way for darker hues in our closets. It wasn’t strictly enforced, of course, but I did put away my crisp Keds and all white outfits — mostly because Midwestern winters don’t pair well with light colors. I don’t wear Keds anymore,...
Many shops transform before the weather does. So, if you’re helping homes transition their looks, it isn’t hard to pretend we already are in the thick of pumpkin spice season. Imagine a world of cider doughnuts and blanket bundled bonfires as we explore the upcoming trends of fall. When it comes to the transitional colors...
W hen we think about women who lead by example and show generosity, we can associate their success with outstanding time management skills. The Salute to Women nomination and recognition within our community is a huge acknowledgment. Time management, setting goals and achieving daily tasks doesn’t happen without a plan. The award categories include Woman...
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Unfortunately, this type of cancer continues to be the most common among American women, with 255,000 receiving this diagnosis yearly. Throughout a lifetime, one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. Men also can develop breast cancer, but it is much less common. Currently, one out of...
Fall ushers in a different kind of cooking for many home cooks. When the weather gets cooler, we’re happy to trade cooking outside on the grill for baking, roasting or sauteing dinner on the stovetop. This easy one-pan recipe is a great kick-off to fall. This means apple season and when cabbages such as Brussels...
In a wonderful children’s book entitled, “One,” by Kathryn Otoshi, the character Blue marches to the beat of his own drum. Unfortunately, Red — a well-known hot head — makes it his mission to bully poor Blue. The other colors see this and feel bad for Blue, but no one is willing to stand up...
Amid the quiet and peaceful space of Challenge to Change, you’ll find a Zen table with a silver ball tracing a beautiful lotus flower in the sand, warmly colored walls and sink-in-and-relax furniture. But your eye immediately is drawn to a quote by the Dalai Lama on the back wall: “If every 8-year-old in the...
Contrary to popular belief, life does have second acts. And if you’re nearing retirement and want — or need — to continue working, there’s some good news: You can leverage the knowledge and experience of your first career into a new one that can generate the income you need and be personally fulfilling at the...
Imagine having a look that defies time and remains stylish and elegant eternally. Sounds pretty great, doesn’t it? Achieving that look of everlasting style isn’t as difficult as you might think. Read on for some of my best tips for having a timeless style. Limit the number of trends you buy In a world full...
As this month’s edition of Her magazine gives tribute to amazing women in our community, I thought I would share the following words. The author is cited as unknown, but this we know for sure: The words describe the amazing women that we honor this month. For that matter these words describe every woman. “A...
A Dubuque family has pledged $1 million toward the creation of a resource center for nonprofessional caregivers, and a local organization now is looking to raise a matching amount. Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque announced it is partnering with the Theisen family, the owner of Theisen Supply, on fundraising efforts for the planned Dubuque Area...

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