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2014 Stories by Alison Sieloff

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  • Class Is in Session

    published October 23, 2014

    For the olds out there (ahem), you certainly remember the joy you felt when one of your elementary school teachers wheeled a reel-to-reel... More >>

  • Back in Patsy's Arms

    published April 17, 2014

    True story: One very conscientious granddaughter/daughter had an inspired idea for Mother's Day last year: Treat her nana and mama to an evening... More >>

  • Sky's the Limit

    published October 9, 2014

    When done properly, collaboration brings new life to the familiar. This principle applies if your late-night lifeblood teams up with a beloved... More >>

  • Don't Be A Stranger

    published September 25, 2014

    There are a lot of craft fairs around this fair city, and that's a testament to all of the artsy, creative types who are inspired by our water or... More >>

  • Pressing Matters

    published September 25, 2014

    For those of you who aren't acquainted with the magic that happens when small publishers, illustrators and printing presses transform banal paper... More >>

  • Gourd Evening

    published September 18, 2014

    Farmers aren't the only ones who are busy with the late-summer harvest. Glassblowers are also working overtime, producing a crop of delicate... More >>

  • Little House, Big Bellies

    published September 18, 2014

    A young Melissa Gilbert as Laura Ingalls Wilder had way more heart than Nellie Oleson, more spunk in her pigtail braids than her sister... More >>

  • Fly Away

    published August 21, 2014

    Human hands have the power to create beauty, but sometimes the loveliest things around us are from the natural world. Take the delicately detailed... More >>

  • Tap This

    published September 4, 2014

    After years of living in wine's shadow, never getting invited to fancy pairing dinners and rarely receiving any accolades or respect, beer has... More >>

  • Time of the Season

    published February 6, 2014

    Humans everywhere share joy and find beauty in similar things -- the sound of children's laughter is uplifting no matter your time zone, a day... More >>

  • Love One Another

    published August 21, 2014

    The International Institute's Festival of Nations is exactly that: a melting pot of people from all over the world coming together to enjoy... More >>

  • Past, Present, Future

    published February 6, 2014

    With the 250th anniversary of the founding of our fair city upon us (per historians, the official date is sometime in mid-February), much time... More >>

  • Jump More, Bark Less

    published August 14, 2014

    For every dog out there who wants to nap on the sofa when you're at work, sneak nibbles of dinner off the table when no one is paying attention... More >>

  • What's the Word?

    published July 31, 2014

    There's a word in the English language that's got groove, and it's got meaning, along with time, place and motion. This single-syllable word is so... More >>

  • Fashion at its Freshest

    published August 7, 2014

    To help fill the style void in this space between fashion weeks, don't flip through magazines; instead, get out of the house and head to the... More >>

  • Momentous Milestone

    published July 10, 2014

    Let's face it: 45 years is a long time to do anything, and it's a really long time to do some things in particular, like eating a snow cone (so... More >>

  • Use Your Illusion

    published June 26, 2014

    Think back: When was the last time you were wowed? Really, really wowed? Sure, you might have been amused recently, and maybe even mildly... More >>

  • Strength Beyond Seasons

    published June 19, 2014

    Arm-wrestling can help decide whose arms are stronger, determine whose turn it is to spin the chore wheel, and in the case of the Solstice... More >>

  • A Howling Good Time

    published June 12, 2014

    Polo to you might just be a fragrance for 1990s-era teenage boys or a type of shirt that is both cotton-casual and collared-fancy, but believe it... More >>

  • '80s at 8

    published June 12, 2014

    Many things about the 1980s need to stay in the 1980s (constant fear of nuclear annihilation and towering mall bangs, we're looking at you).... More >>

  • Art & Air

    published June 5, 2014

    Last summer might have been the season of the twerk, but let's make some different kinds of memories this summer. Let's make magic outdoors, under... More >>

  • Rush Hours

    published May 29, 2014

    We could probably pack four naps, seven pizzas, a Law & Order marathon, teeth-brushing and a stroll in the park into a 48-hour period, and... More >>

  • Starry Night

    published May 29, 2014

    While you jockey for your parents' love and affection with your siblings over who can make the best potato salad, the Hough sibling dancers... More >>

  • Get Your Greek On

    published May 22, 2014

    Some people think of this long weekend as the marker of the unofficial start of summer, but we like to think, more specifically, that trays and... More >>

  • Come Empty-Handed, Leave with a Carful

    published May 22, 2014

    Treasure-hunting is a lovely pastime, especially when someone gathers up all of the treasure chests and plops them down in one location for your... More >>

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