American Lifestyle Issue 85, October 2017

I am working on the upcoming edition of my American Lifestyle magazine (Issue 83)! This mailing should be in your home between September 27 and October 14. (Request your own issue here.) 

Have you ever bitten into a crisp apple that tasted like maraschino cherries or smelled of roses? This issue of American Lifestyle is chock-full of delightful surprises, beginning with a feature on Weston’s Antique Apple Orchards in New Berlin, Wisconsin. Orchardist Kenneth Weston remembers when his grandfather bought the property, which was a dairy farm at the time, in the 1930s. Now they grow over 150 varieties, including Calville Blanc d’Hiver, an antique apple that dates back to the 1500s.

Columbus, Ohio, is keeping a secret: it offers not only abundant urban entertainment and culture but also a greener side that resonates with nature and animal lovers. The Grange Insurance Audubon Center is an 18,000-square-foot facility that’s economically designed with recycled materials and serves as an educational hub. There is also the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, globally recognized as a cornerstone of conservation, education, and public interaction with wildlife.

Artist and philanthropist Iris Dankner has witnessed unexpected turns in her life, beginning with a fourteen-year stint as a graphic designer for Lord & Taylor. While raising her two girls, Dankner discovered her true calling was interior design and thus embarked on a different career path. After being diagnosed with cancer, she channeled her creativity and passion into a successful fund-raiser in New York City called Holiday House, which showcases A-list and up-and-coming interior designers while raising awareness for breast cancer research.

Read about the previous issue of American Lifestyle Magazine

Sarah Marrinan’s American Lifestyle Magazine

While this issue was originally designed for Breast Cancer awareness, a battle my family personally knows, our hearts go out to the tens of thousands of people along the Texas and Louisiana coastline who have lost their homes and belongings due to Hurricane Harvey

“‘What should we do then?’ the crowd asked. John answered, ‘Anyone who has two shirts should share with the one who has none, and anyone who has food should do the same.'”  Luke 3:10-11 (NIV)

In addition to the Red Cross® and other organized efforts, KW Cares,a 501(c)(3) charity, already has boots on the ground helping the victims and has launch aggressive fundraising efforts.

Some facts about the Hurricane Harvey situation:
*This will be the largest relief effort in US history.  
*The recovery will extend over an estimated 6 – 10 year period.
*85% of the residents do not have flood insurance
*As of noon Wednesday after the storm, paperwork had already been filed requesting assistance from over 195,000 victims.
*It is estimated that over 250,000 homes are completely destroyed 

If you have family or friends affected by Hurricane Harvey that you would like us to keep in our thoughts and prayers, please let me know. 

If you have stories about relief efforts, or opportunities for my network to provide support please share.

If you would like to contribute to the KW Cares fundraising efforts, please visit my blog post on CallSarahFirst.com about this AL issue for instructions.

IN THIS ISSUE:
SAVE THE DATE
2017 Holiday Event – Toys for Tots/Teens and Photos with Santa is Saturday, November 18th, 2017, 10am-1pm. Get more details!

TEAR OUT CARDS 
Annual and Semi-Annual Home Checklist
If You Can’t Fly

As always, it’s a pleasure to send you this magazine. If you are not already on my magazine mailing list, please contact me today and I will add you. My magazine will be delivered every two months, no obligation. (However, I do hope it reminds you to think of me for all your real estate needs and referrals!)

 

VIDEOS

Did you try the Lobster and Melon Summer Rolls recipe last issue? I did with a few modifications and it was excellent!

Here is the official instructional video recipe:

 

 

Bonus Video:

Pumpkin Carving