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  • Christmas villages are actually small figurines that take a long time to make.
    About Christmas villages
    Christmas villages are miniature houses and buildings that are very popular holiday decorations. Often collected over a period of years, Christmas villages can turn into massive displays with hundreds of components. Christmas villages come in a...
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    Villages are a popular and growing aging-in-place housing option
    One of the most popular, aging-in-place, housing options for seniors today are Villages. The concept began at Beacon Hill Village in Boston in 2001. This membership organization was created by a group of Beacon Hill residents of long standing as...
  • Tuscan food
    Hidden Gems of Tuscany
    I am pleased to present guest post by Giulia of CharmingItalyBeyond Florence, Siena, and Pisa are hidden Tuscan gems that capture your heart and spark your imagination. The Tuscan image in my mind is a luxurious dark green valley with a fortified...
  • Gingerbread creations show case the chefs talents through the holidays.
    Chef Doug Knopp's gingerbread villages at the Chateau on the Lake, Branson
    Gingerbread lovers will be delighted in the gingerbread villages that Executive Chef Doug Knopp of Chateau on the Lake will create for the holiday season.To create the half-dozen or so villages the chef uses more than 600 pounds of royal icing,...
  • Visit the village of Jamesville for a walk
    Visit the village of Jamesville for a walk
    Throughout the Central New York region you can find any number of small towns and villages that offer a charming place to walk and visit. One of those towns is Jamesville, just south-east of the city of Syracuse and easily accessible from Route...
  • Walking in the town of Inlet
    Walking in the town of Inlet
    Formed in 1901, this picturesque town in the southwestern Adirondacks still retains much of its historic charm. Inlet is located just over 10 miles northeast of Old Forge on the shores of Fourth Lake. There is a municipal parking lot in the center...
  • Walking the village of Fayetteville
    Walking the village of Fayetteville
    There are any number of villages around the Syracuse area that make appealing walking destinations. If you live in these villages then you are lucky enough to have an interesting walk right out your door. Even if you do not live in Fayetteville,...