True Love has No Timeline

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Love is not just for the young who have stars in their eyes and romance on their minds. Young love knows only the surface of the deep well of love. True love grows through years of devotion, tribulation, sacrifice and laughter. True love arrives when you least expect it and promises surprises at every turn. […]

Bank on Great Lady Leaders

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There’s so much more to banking than tellers and lenders and the things we see when we walk into a branch lobby. What you might not notice right away is that behind the scenes many women hold prominent positions that make the complex world of banking run smoothly. But don’t assume these women are all […]

Alexander Valley Vineyards of Sonoma

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As more small wineries are consumed by large corporations, there are fewer and fewer small family-owned wineries in California wine country, but Alexander Valley Vineyards in Sonoma is flourishing. The Wetzel family, proprietors of the winery, settled in the area in 1962 and soon afterward began planting noble grape varieties (a reference to what are […]


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It’s not easy being an icon. Either you’re relegated to senior-citizen status and effectively ignored, or you’re constantly called into question by youngsters determined to depose you from the throne. Chef François Maeder could probably care less either way. As I remember it, Swiss-born Maeder burst onto the San Antonio restaurant scene at the briefly […]

Business Woman Spotlight: Nancy Victor

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Company: Help Me!! Tech Team Title: President What do you do? My team connects the dots of technology … I draw the line clearly so that people can see the big picture. Length of time at this job: 21 years. What is it that you like best about your job? Helping people (hence the name […]