Tending the Family: Dianna Burns-Banks

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The little world of childhood … is a model of the greater world. The more intensely the family has stamped its character upon the child, the more it will tend to feel and see its earlier miniature world again in the bigger world of adult life. Carl Gustav Jung Nothing is dearer to the heart […]

Like Father, Like Daughter

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Once upon a time fathers hoped their sons would join the family business and carry on the founder’s legacy, but this is no longer universally true. To be sure, fathers — and mothers — still want their children to succeed them, but nowadays the child to step up to the plate is just as likely […]

The Look for Less: Consignment and resale shops beat retailers at their own game

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It used to be that when people thought of shopping for used clothing or furniture, thrift stores and yard sales came to mind, with well-worn items available for pocket change. That was a generation ago. As consumers, we’ve developed an increasing taste for the finer things in life — designer clothing, furniture and accessories. For […]

Living in the Heart of the City

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We’ve always been drawn to the energy of what happens downtown,” says local urban dweller Kathy Griesenbeck. She and her attorney husband, Ty, have enjoyed the delights of a spacious condominium overlooking the heart of our city for close to four years. Urban residents have long hailed the freedom from the responsibilities associated with living […]