Articles in Category: Connect

Christmas Past & Present

Written by Bud LeFevre Posted in People , Firsts, Plants, Connect

Christmas Past & Present
   

 

 

Christmas Past & Present has so many things running through my mind.

As we get the shop ready for Open House I had my grandson in my arms walking him around the shop. I showed him pictures of his great-great grandpa and his great grandpa wondering what his life would be like; the many times in my life that I have not known what was next...

 

 

 

Dig In

Written by Lisa Higby LeFevre Posted in People , Firsts, Plants, Connect

Dig In
 

 

 

 

Wonder what might be if I'd missed this one

 

Ask me what I ate for dinner last night and I’m hard-pressed to answer. Life is busy. Distractions are endless. That little digital box in my pocket keeps my mind from committing to memory just about everything. It’s a helpful little convenience and a curse. Maybe I’m getting old. But I’m guessing a few others might feel the same. It’s a symptom of the times.

But then there are old memories. Why do those stick? For me, they are few. But the ones that have managed to hang around for this party called my life are powerful. And one of the strongest happened almost a half a century ago.

 

 

 

Peace on Earth and Big Trees

Written by Lisa Higby LeFevre Posted in People , Firsts, Plants, Connect

Peace on Earth and Big Trees
 

 

 

 

What do big trees have to do with peace?

As a kid down at the end of our road was a “big” grove of old maples we called “The Trees”. At least they seemed big to me as a child. It was in those Trees I found a certain quiet creativity when walking through them alone. I would pretend I was going on great hikes into the wilderness. There, I was not so much against the world, but in it. Surrounded in magic.

 

 

 

 

#Gardenstock15 : Gardenstock Art & Music Festival News!

Posted in People , Events, Community, Connect

#Gardenstock15 : Gardenstock Art & Music Festival News!

 

 

#Gardenstock15

 

Creativity builds community. The Gardenstock community over the years has gathered yearly to celebrate the area's diverse artistic wealth and keep alive a program that nourishes the soul, mind and bellies of this area's youth. Like a strong flower that can withstand the storms that come it's way, the Sinnissippi Centers' Youth Garden Program has been sustained and has weathered the storms of diminishing funding for human services because of the support of Gardenstock. So now is the time for Gardenstocker troops to rally for a day of art, music, fun and civic-minded flower power. The Sinnissippi Centers' Youth Garden Program needs the Gardenstock community. That donation keeps the program alive.

 

 

 

 

 

May is for Monarchs Part 4 : Helping Monarchs

Written by Lisa Higby LeFevre Posted in People , Dig In, Tips, Community, Connect

May is for Monarchs Part 4 : Helping Monarchs

 

 

 

Become A Monarch Resort Entrepreneur

 

This is our last installment of May is for Monarchs. Last week we learned about how tough being on the road can be when you don't have a well-developed highway. This week we'll learn what it takes to open up our own roadside oasis for monarchs traveling the Monarch Highway.  Before diving in, we have a little update from the federal government. 

 

 

 

 

 

May is for Monarchs Part 3 : Monarch Decline

Written by Lisa Higby LeFevre Posted in People , Dig In, Tips, Community, Connect

May is for Monarchs Part 3 : Monarch Decline

 

 

 

Honey, Where Are We?

 

Last week we showcased the hottest monarch travel spots around. When great monarch B&Bs and roadside diners are plentiful it makes traveling so much easier. But what happens when that Monarch Highway is a desolate stretch of nothingness? Family travel can be challenging. Let alone without having to contend with long stretches without amenities.





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