History, Love & Law: They abound in New England saltbox house in Terrell Hills

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Jim and Renee Kizziar’s stately shingled saltbox house sits at the end of a long tree-lined avenue in Terrell Hills. The weathered picket fence borders an immaculate lawn; a huge oak shades the property. Because the house is located on a dead-end street, traffic noise is nonexistent. The overall impression is of peace. This belies […]

Success of the Small Business

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The signs were everywhere. “Store Closing” and “Going Out of Business” banners covered the doors and windows of small businesses across the country. However, for several local small firms, these signs waved like flags of opportunity — proof that even in tough times, a small business can make it in a big business world. In […]

Building Strong Holiday Traditions

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If there is one thing I love about this time of year, it’s the anticipation of the holiday season. Thanksgiving conjures images of pumpkin, gourds and Indian corn; a beautifully set table brimming with platters of savory-smelling dishes, including my mother’s oyster dressing and Grammy’s pumpkin pie; and family members holding hands around the table […]

Say No To Holiday Weight Gain


When did the holidays become all about food, rather than focused on friends and family? It seems from Halloween to Valentine’s Day, it’s one food-filled event or celebration after another. Even the most resolute find it difficult to say “no thank you” to the endless array of festive drinks and edible indulgences. Combating what seems […]

Drinks As Festive As The Holidays


Yes, the holidays are upon us, and as the days get shorter and temperatures move lower, there’s nothing quite like a festive glass of spirits to keep the dark and the chill at bay. Holiday parties and events bring good cheer and fellowship — just when we need them most — helping stave off that […]