Plant Based Essential Oils Boost the Mind, Body & Spirit during the Holidays

By Melinda Myers Plant Based Essential Oils Boost the Mind, Body & Spirit during the Holidays Ease into the hectic holiday season with the help of aromatherapy. The fragrances of plant-derived essential oils have long been used to improve the health of our mind, body and spirit. We are betting that many of our readers […]

Pets of the Month

Pets of the Month Jipsee Are you ready to run, run, RUN? Then we’ve got the gal for you with our gorgeous Jipsee girl! This goofy girl is constantly showing off her tongue because she is always in motion, and that can be tiring on a lady, but it doesn’t slow Jipsee down. If you’re […]

Focus on year-end tax planning

By Carl Trevison and Stephen Bearce Focus on year-end tax planning Our company is committed to helping you succeed across all areas of your financial life. Here are five considerations to think about when it comes to tax planning. Five areas to consider at year-end: 1. Analyze your investment portfolio. • Review your portfolio to […]

Shining a Light on Darkness

By Lori Welch Brown Shining a Light on Darkness Like me, I’m sure your heart is breaking over the recent attack in Las Vegas. For the life of me, I cannot get my brain around how someone could open fire into a crowd of innocent people. How did it happen? WHY did it happen? And […]

Exotic Pets: What to Consider Before You Adopt

Exotic Pets: What to Consider Before You Adopt When thinking about adopting a pet, most people focus on traditional animals like cats and dogs. However, for many people an exotic pet is the preferred choice, and these creatures are becoming increasingly more popular in the United States. What’s an Exotic Pet? According to the American […]

Bass Tournament Angler OR Guide? Or Both?

By Steve Chaconas Bass Tournament Angler OR Guide? Or Both? Tournament bass fishing offers income from winnings and sponsors. Not many make a very good living from this occupation. Expenses and prize money don’t often allow them to break even. Guiding is another way to cast for cash. Expenses, limited season and licensing keep this […]

Woodstock, VA: The Heart of Shenandoah Valley

Woodstock, VA: The Heart of Shenandoah Valley This month’s road trip really worked to our advantage. With the leaves beginning to turn yellow we drove at the beginning of the fall season to Woodstock, Virginia to hear our friends “The Eastport Oyster Boys” play their music at the Woodstock Café. Our tag line on the […]

On The Road

Annie Kroenlein Ruller and her husband Ric celebrated their 35th Wedding Anniversary with a trip along the Oregon Coast and a relaxing stay in a beach house just a few miles south of the Yaquina Head Lighthouse in Newport. Pictured here with the lighthouse in the background, they tell us that they saw lots of […]

Exploring Winchester

By Bob Tagert Winchester, Virginia and the George Washington Hotel With the season changing to fall, we thought it a great time to take a drive to the mountains of the Blue Ridge and the beautiful Shenandoah Valley. Our destination was Winchester, Virginia and the beautifully restored George Washington Hotel, a Wyndham Grand Hotel. The […]

100 – Day Stay Cats

Bob is one big, bold boy in search of a new best buddy. Bob is partially blind, but he doesn’t let that slow him down! He gets around great and needs no special care. During a stay with a foster family, he used his litter box like a pro and took to the apartment in […]