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You’re an Entertaining One, Mr. Grinch

November 1, 2014 • 2014, Cover Story, Entertainment, November 2014Comments (0)

Broadway’s #1 Holiday Hit Comes to Segerstrom Center for the Arts December 10–14 Photos by paparazzibyappointment.com It’s a holiday story that is so charming, it defies seasonal constraints. In our household, How the Grinch Stole Christmas! by Dr. Seuss lives on the bookshelf, readily available for reading in winter, spring, summer and fall. Like all...

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DIRECTORY: Private School Open Houses

November 1, 2014 • 2014, Big Kids, Directories, Education & Learning, November 2014, Teens and Pre-Teens, ToddlersComments (0)

Looking for the right school for your child or teenager? Orange County offers many high quality options for private school… you just need to know where to look.   Capistrano Valley Christian Schools 32032 Del Obispo Street, San Juan Capistrano |...

Ways the Middle Class Can Make a Difference for Charity

November 1, 2014 • 2014, Expert Advice, Money Matters, November 2014Comments (0)

You don’t need to be wealthy to make an impact and get a win-win Do you have to make a multimillion-dollar gift to a charity to receive immediate or future financial benefits? No. If you’re not yet a millionaire or simply a “millionaire next door,”...

Tis the Season for Helping

November 1, 2014 • 2014, Community, November 2014, People & ProfilesComments (1)

How local families in need are staying fed, housed and cheered this holiday season We live in a beautiful place. People vacation here, dream about living here. The holidays are fast approaching, so everything will soon be decorated with twinkling lights and...

3 Triggers for Trust Revision

November 1, 2014 • 2014, Home Life, Money Matters, November 2014Comments (0)

Life moments that should remind you to update your documents Parents of younger children often leave their lawyers’ offices with a sigh of relief. “We are so glad to get that out of the way,” they laugh together as they drop their pens on the conference...

DIRECTORY: Volunteer Opportunities

November 1, 2014 • 2014, Community, Directories, November 2014Comments (0)

Opportunities to give help others increase tremendously at the dawn of the holiday season. This year, make the act of giving a family effort! Here are opportunities to give your time and energy to bettering someone else’s Thanksgiving or Christmas as you...

4 Ways to Dress Up a Plain White Plate

November 1, 2014 • 2014, Decor & Crafts, Home Life, November 2014Comments (0)

With everything that you have to worry about around the holidays, why make decorating the table for those big family meals an ordeal? Here are four simple and inexpensive ways to make your guests feel like you took way more time than you did to show them they...

A Marmalade Thanksgiving

November 1, 2014 • 2014, Cooking & Dining Out, Home Life, November 2014Comments (0)

Near and dear recipes to pair with turkey, and advice that you may or may not want to follow this Thanksgiving, from your friends at Marmalade Kelly’s Dad’s Hawaiian-style macaroni salad Ingredients 1 package or box of small elbow macaroni 1 cup...

If Your Teenager…

November 1, 2014 • 2014, Home Life, November 2014, Teens and Pre-TeensComments (0)

If your teenager has a difficult time interacting with family members at Thanksgiving, here are some tips to ease that awkwardness. Thanksgiving season is without a doubt one of the most pleasurable times of the year. Whether it be the break from school...

One Student, One Teacher

October 1, 2014 • 2014, Cover Story, Education & Learning, October 2014, People & Profiles, Teens and Pre-TeensComments (0)

How Halstrom Academy designs academic paths for individual success hen you stop and think about it, traditional schools are strangely amazing. Put hundreds, often thousands, of pre-teens or teens into a few square acres and a handful of buildings, with a 40:1...