Firefighters for Healing brings toys to distract patients during dressing changes, provides meals for families, temporary housing for out-of-towners or camp scholarships, demonstrating they understand what each family needs to survive the trauma.
Ryan and Emily Bretzel at the Dunedin historic train station, one of the most photographed buildings in New Zealand.
Muddy Paws hosted its 23rd annual cheesecake sampling event at its SLP bakery last December, featuring a toy drive, pet food collection, local makers’ crafts bazaar and live music.
Daniel Ignatowicz’s photo “Hungry” garnered second place in the Wildlife & Nature category of the Picture the Park 2015 photo contest with its sweet image of an active creature on a mission. Ignatowicz didn’t need to travel far to take the still of the caterpillar chomping.
While their son, Mitch, (SLPHS Class of 2013) was in Cannes for a study abroad program last fall, parents David and Sue Rotert visited France, and the three spent a day in Grenoble, in the French Alps.
Heidi and Doug Solomon at the Tour de France last July.
Jeff Liss was shooting around Park Towers one morning when he snapped this photo with his Canon 5D Mark III SLR of two people crossing the bridge over Highway 7. Titled “A Bridge to Somewhere,” it won second place in the 2015 St.
Westwood Hills resident Kim Sherman remembers when she first joined her local book club a decade ago. She was new to the neighborhood and didn’t know many people in the area. Meeting neighbors and relying on them as resources helped build a feeling of security.
FOOD & RESTAURANT
Rojo Mexican Grill
Tavern / Bar
Bunny's Bar and Grill
Lancine Fofana is doing dual-parent duty the afternoon I speak with him at his apartment in Minneapolis. His wife, Madosu Kanneh, is on her way to Siguiri, a city on the Niger River in northeastern Guinea.