If you looked the word “Champion” up in the dictionary, the definition should be Allison Walmark. If you know Allison, she’s an inspiration. If you don’t – within two minutes of talking to her – you will laugh, you will be amazed, and you will be inspired. After years as a Marketing Director for many well-known magazines, Allison has turned her attention to issues impacting her own family (namely Autism and breast cancer), and slowly but surely, changing the world for the better. Though Allison’s life has been devoted in recent years to Autism Awareness and the search for a cure, inspired by her son Ethan, she recently battled (and is a survivor of!) breast cancer, and will no doubt fight that fight next. In a next life, she may sleep a bit more and try acting, but for now she enjoys trips with her family (Disneyland and Atlantis being two favorites), watching her gymnast daughter and musician son perform, time with her friends, and dedicating her life to engendering positive change. Allison makes all of us want to be champions for those things that matter most in our worlds, and as her family picture spells out – LOVE – is what drives It all. So, in honor of breast cancer awareness month, we want to honor her, and the many amazing moms (and women) we know – or will know – who are champions just like her!
Fall is in the air! And that means planting season is finally here! Prepare your exterior to stay beautiful during cooler weather and into the spring Fall is for Planting! If you want pops of color in your gardens next spring, talk to your Personal Property Manager about planting bulbs this fall! Problem Solvers Have questions about screening plantings, attracting birds and butterflies, sprucing up foundation plantings, or other...
Not all Bicycle Helmets are Created Equal. It is amazing that some plastic, foam and epoxy can save a cyclist from serious injury or even death. It is probably true to say that any helmet is better than no helmet at all, but you, or your loved one, are much better protected if you choose your helmets carefully! Read this or visit Smart Cycles in Norwalk for more info!
Getting dinner ready (after activities especially!), is always a challenge! Debra Ponzek knows something about trying to get dinner on the table after a busy day. Not only is she a successful chef—she and her husband Greg own four popular Aux Délices cafes in Fairfield County, CT, as well as an in-demand catering business and cooking school—she’s a mom of three. “I am a huge advocate of eating dinner together as much as possible!” Here are some tips from her, and a delicious chili recipe!
Gutters tend to be out of sight and out of mind – until they stop working how they’re supposed to. Fortunately, regular maintenance and care, starting with a thorough gutter cleaning every spring and fall, can keep your gutters working and your roof in good shape! Our friends at Homesquare shared a little more detail with us on this, and are offering some special prices for moms!!