Regaining Childhood: Lynda Alston

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A black and white photograph of a young girl in a strapless full-skirted white dress, posed against a garden gazebo, hangs over Lynda Alston’s desk at ChildSafe. The viewer may think the young girl’s back is to the camera for artistic purposes, but it is primarily to conceal her identity. She is a victim of […]

They Did It Their Own Way: Lisa and Roberta Morales

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At a recent Songwriters Circle at Casbeers, petite singer/songwriter Lisa Morales unleashed such a powerful voice that musician Davin James was prompted to quip, She’s sure got a big voice for such a little girl. Everyone chuckled in agreement. She has the kind of smoky, expressive voice that commands attention not only because it’s strong […]

Minding the Generation Gap

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The generation gap does not have to be crossed with a leap of faith. Mentoring is a way to build a bridge between seasoned employees and those just coming on board — a two-way crossover that strengthens communications, encourages knowledge and idea sharing and is built on the foundations of trust and mutual respect. Led […]

The Brave New World of Social Media

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Are you on Facebook? Do you get a couple of invitations a week to join LinkedIn? Do you tweet or have a profile on MySpace? For millions of people the answer is “yes” to at least one of these questions. In addition, untold millions use e-mail, companies are developing interactive Web sites, and brand-new businesses […]

Fine Art & Passionate Living : Couple enjoy their home in the dominion

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Vince and Pat Ranalli’s home on the golf course in The Dominion is a stucco single-story Tuscan house. An Italian inspired tile mural accents the elevation, while a large car park dominates the courtyard. Two serene stone lions stand sentinel at the entry of this apparently peaceful residence. Cross the threshold, and you’ll find the […]