Our Leisure

Our Weekend-Trash Turned Treasure

This is Sarah Alexander’s vision: People walk through a Woodstock-like field. Good music, good food and good people abound. The vibe is friendly and peace-loving. And junk surrounds everything.  “Peace, love and junk” – that’s what Junkstock is all about, says creator Alexander. The multi-day event draws junk vendors from […]

Our Leisure

Kiawah Island, South Carolina The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort When to travel: April – Oct.  When to book: 6-12 months in advance Why The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort: Southern hospitality meets timeless luxury and serene seaside beauty with this five star resort, nestled along ten miles […]

Our Little Secret

Ryan and Jenna Anzalone have found the lake near their Rose Garden Estates home a great little escape for the whole family after moving there just three years ago.   “Our kids love going there and feeding the geese,” says Jenna, who also found the area to be a perfect […]

The Jansens

You could say dirt runs in Rich Jansen’s blood. A third-generation farmer with nearly 8,000 acres of land spanning six counties, this Gretna native is no stranger to a little elbow grease, cultivating the soil that produces corn, soybeans and wheat—the family’s livelihood. “I’m going to die with my boots […]

The Caniglia’s

As far back as high school, John Caniglia was innately drawn to the sounds of carpentry and construction.  Instead of perceiving it as a disruptive racket, he found that the clamor actually helped him concentrate when it was time to hit the books. “It was more soothing to me to […]