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A Purposeful Thanksgiving

“Thanksgiving, after all, is a word of action.” – W. J. Cameron In the world we live in now, we hurry to finish our to-do-list, to make sure our tasks are done at the end of the day; hoping that it brings us closer to accomplishing the “agenda” of our everyday lives. For most it …Read More

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New Twist on a Classic Wedding Reception

Is your favorite venue booked for the next two years? Are you looking to trim expenses? Consider thinking outside the box and have your wedding on a day that others have overlooked – a Columbus Day Monday! A lot of your guests have the day off, facilities and other vendors are less expensive, and you …Read More

Breast Cancer Super Food

Breast Cancer and Super-Foods

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and it is a good time to remind ourselves that there are steps we can take to keep our risk for breast cancer as low as possible. No food or diet can cure cancer, though there are certain foods that will boost the immune system and provide cancer-fighting compounds. …Read More

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Field Paoli Architects

Field Paoli Architects have been designing downtowns and neighborhoods for cities, agencies, local and national developers since 1986. The architects in the firm work closely with the communities on revitalization projects, libraries, community centers, and mixed-use developments. Field Paoli has earned a reputation for architecture and urban design that responds to regional and environmental influences, …Read More

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Next Generation Scholars

Next Generation Scholars is an organization in San Rafael that provides educational opportunities to under-served middle and high school students. Their programs combine rigorous academic work, psychological services, leadership training, community building activities, and supportive social services. As part of the supportive social services, meals are provided for some of the students, serving as many …Read More

Plastic Bag Ban

California becomes the First State to Ban Plastic Bags

Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation that will prohibit large stores that sell groceries and pharmacies from using plastic bags beginning in July 2015. That would include stores like Safeway, Target, Walmart, Rite Aid, and so on. In July 2016, the law will extend to convenience stores and liquor stores. Stores will be allowed to use …Read More

Pot Pie

Updating Classic Comfort Food

The season for classic fall comfort foods is fast approaching. Do you recall your favorites? Chicken Pot Pie? Potato Gratin? Clam Chowder? All of these traditional dishes can be updated to make them more exciting, and yes, sometimes healthier too! Next time the urge strikes to treat yourself to a fall favorite, check out these …Read More

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What’s cooking for September and October?

The kids are back in school, the days are getting shorter, and the nights are getting cooler. Summer may almost be over but there is still plenty of great late summer produce in the farmer’s markets (any hopefully in your own garden!). Not only do we have the summer crops in full production, but we …Read More

Soroptimisit International

Soroptimists International of Marin – Who they are…

Soroptimist is an international organization for women who work to improve lives of women and girls in local communities and around the globe.  The name, Soroptimist, means “best for women”, and that is the goal of this organization – working to help other women to be their best. They are holding a sold-out forum on …Read More

Food2Energy

We are proud of our garbage!

In 2013, we began a pilot program with Marin Sanitary Service where we put every single bit of food waste (raw, cooked, vegetable, meat, bread – everything!) in a garbage can that was collected weekly. Marin Sanitary Service collected this food and converted it into a biogas through anaerobic digestion. The pilot program was a …Read More