Deborah Szekely and Aging Gracefully

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How does one live to be 95 and in good shape mentally and physically?  Common wisdom tells us to eat well, exercise, stay positive, be part of a community, etc.  Of course, it also...

“Into the Beautiful North” is almost there, but not quite yet

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I really wanted to love “Into the Beautiful North”, a new play at the SD Repertory Theater, especially because of its pedigree. It is based on the book by Luis Alberto Urrea –it was...

Helping children and animals together

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Giving back to others is always good, but when you can give back to both animals and children, that is even better! Local humanitarian, Agnes Barrelet, is doing just that by heading up two...

Jewish Family Service and Dreams for Change: Making Mitzvahs Together

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Here in “America’s Finest City”, the weather is nice year round while rentals are very high, and many families live paycheck to paycheck. This situation is also the reason why there are so many...

Immigrants Enrich This Country

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Imagine you have had a good life with a stable job and family. Then, imagine that your life turns upside down, be it from war, religious persecution, or social unrest, and you have to...

Jewish couple raise alpacas in descanso

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“David is a unicorn”, said Amy Alyeshmerni, referring to David Kabbai, her partner of six years in life, love, and business. ”Here is a man who owns a ranch, loves animals, and wants us...

Janet and George Gastil- The legacy continues

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In her 80 years, Janet Gastil has worn many hats and is a true renaissance woman. She has been a wife and mother, teacher, musician, realtor, and politician to name the most important ones… Janet...

Nurturing immigrant art and giving back

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Makeda “Dread” Cheatom believes the world would be a better place if people took the time to learn about and respect other cultures. She believes there would be less prejudice and a greater understanding...