Travel magic: Beth McGorry finds adventure flying solo
Travel magic: Beth McGorry finds adventure flying solo

Learn more Learn more For more information, visit lifesafeastllc.com. Beth McGorry always has had the itch to travel. The 49-year-old Director of Donor Relations at St. Mark Youth Enrichment in Dubuque, she also holds a part-time job with Kohl’s for the sole purpose of padding her travel savings account. “My parents were from New York, […]

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Back to her roots: Jenna Hirtz combines her business background with a love of nature
Back to her roots: Jenna Hirtz combines her business background with a love of nature

Learn more Learn more For more information, visit lifesafeastllc.com. This time of year has long been a favorite of Jenna Hirtz. “I grew up in the country, and my dad and mom were big veggie and flower gardeners,” she said. “From a young age, there was always a lot of love for nature and conservation.” […]

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May ushers in spring salad season with fresh greens and tender veggies
May ushers in spring salad season with fresh greens and tender veggies

Warmer weather, colorful flowers and gloriously sunny skies aren’t the only things that put spring on people’s lists as the best season. If you’re a cook, May is when you can look forward to a bounty of fresh herbs, tender lettuces and green vegetables not just in the grocery store, but at local farmers markets. […]

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For the love of locks: Rose Steffes, of Zen Salon in Dubuque, pursues a lifelong passion in styling hair
For the love of locks: Rose Steffes, of Zen Salon in Dubuque, pursues a lifelong passion in styling hair

Learn more Learn more For more information, visit lifesafeastllc.com. Rose Steffes knew from an early age that she’d want to pursue a career in the beauty industry — specifically in styling hair. “I knew ever since I was a child,” she said. “Whether I was doing my Barbie’s hair, my sister’s hair or my own […]

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Mom to be: Emily Rigopoulos prepares for life’s next chapter
Mom to be: Emily Rigopoulos prepares for life’s next chapter

Learn more Learn more For more information, visit lifesafeastllc.com. As a nurse for the Galena (Ill.) Unit School District, Emily Rigopoulos is used to being surrounded by and working with youth. However, this month will mark a new chapter for the 27-year-old. Rigopoulos and husband Sam will welcome a new edition to their family on […]

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Food for the soul: Angela and Carolyn Linton-Canfield cook up a business and love affair in the kitchen
Food for the soul: Angela and Carolyn Linton-Canfield cook up a business and love affair in the kitchen

Learn more Learn more For more information, visit lifesafeastllc.com. There is something about whipping up a tasty concoction, watching guests sink their teeth into that first bite and hearing the silence before the collective chorus of approval that is music to Angela Linton-Canfield’s ears. “Mmm.” “It’s that sound that makes us do what we do,” […]

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What can you do to help empower women caregivers? Did you know that women are caregivers in 85 to 95% of cases? In order to reduce the burden of caregiving on women, there is a need for the community to find ways to creatively offer a hand. There are several kind and simple actions that...
Americans are known to overeat, abuse credit cards, marinate for hours on social media and break New Year’s resolutions before the end of January. Self-discipline doesn’t seem to be a strength. And achieving it — and the success that can come with it — might never have been harder than it is in this instant-gratification...
As a child growing up in Montreal, Stephanie Helmer, M.D., unknowingly prepared to be a heart surgeon by practicing the cello. “If you’re preparing for a performance, every note has to be perfect and everything has to sound right,” Helmer said. “You go over phrases until it’s perfect, or as close to perfect as you...
The other day, I was walking through the store, and there was a lady trying on a few dresses to find the perfect outfit for a wedding. She had a group of friends for support and input. With so many colors, cuts, styles, trends she wanted input to make sure she was making a good...
Empower women. Enable breastfeeding. This is the theme of World Breastfeeding Week, Aug 1-7. This week is set aside to highlight breastfeeding and its vital importance to women, infants and the community. Communities across the country, including those in the tri-states, will host events to recognize breastfeeding and empower the mothers who dedicate themselves to...
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