All posts by Pat Nowak

Recession in the Works?

Some economists are predicting an upcoming recession. Many of us have lived through tough times before and remember the changes in life and escalated family stress. . If you have a job, it might disappear. The value of your investments (so good now) will drop and of course, any recession has a negative impact on

Raising money for recovery housing

The Zepf Center repeats its successful fundraiser, “Don’t Skirt the Issue – Help” on Friday, October 20 at the Zepf Community Center, with proceeds directed to developing housing specifically for mothers to continue working on their recovery without being separated from their children, the #1 reason why women leave treatment. Last year’s event raised almost

MHome: Greek Gardens

Guests invited to the Temperance home of Bruce and Marina Lung are in awe of the fabulous outdoor decor and plantings that surround the property. Lovingly tended by Brian Mock, the colorful blooms were just winding down for the season when we stopped by, but still looked beautiful. Every year new varieties of flowers and

Q&A With: Marianne Ballas Car Connoisseur

In 2004, after thirty five years in the car business, Marianne Ballas purchased Ballas Buick GMC. Now an Ohio sales leader, Ballas has received the “Mark of Excellence” award from General Motors for 5 consecutive years. The first woman owned dealership in the State of Ohio appointed through the General Motors’ “Women’s Retail Network”, Ballas

The Many Faces of Feminism

he term feminism describes a movement (economic, cultural. educational or political) to promote equal rights and protection for women. The first feminist activity was in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, followed by a second rise in activity in the 1960s and 1970s. The third wave, which began in the 1990’s, continues now in the

Fall Fashion 2017

The advent of fall comes with the question – what will I be wearing this fall and winter? This year’s fashion trends are a hodge-podge of diversity in silhouette and style— romanticism and structure with a little far out galaxy for those who dare to be different. Accessories: Bags will feature statement straps. Micro bags and oversized bags along