All of us are given special gifts and talents that we must use for a good purpose and as a way to serve others. The Austin Empty Bowl Project is a wonderful example of that. Austin Empty Bowl Project is an all-volunteer non-profit organization that unites local potters, chefs, musicians and other volunteers for [...]
(Photo Credit: caritasofaustin.org)
One of Austin’s favorite Thanksgiving traditions, the ThunderCloud Turkey Trot, came back for its 22nd year on Thursday. The race, one of Austin’s largest, had a 10 percent increase in runners this year for a total of 22,000 people. Last year, over $250,000 was raised for Caritas of Austin and [...]
On a beautiful November morning, hundreds of Central Texans gathered at Mueller Lake Park for the Walk to Defeat ALS®. This 5K walk and fundraising event celebrates the hope and courage of those facing Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig’s disease.
Nonnie’s Blue Angels (Photo Credit: Amanda Ivarra)
Many patients and families [...]
“To engage, amaze and inspire the community to work together raising canned food to feed thousands of hungry people.” Every fall, with lots of fun and a little bit of friendly competition, CANstruction Austin turns charity into a huge success.
“SSSStriking Out Hunger”(Photo Credit: Crystal Zhao)
Local architects, engineers and builders teamed up [...]
Lady Bird Johnson once said, “The Constitution of the United States does not mention the First Lady. She is elected by one man only. The statute books assign her no duties; and yet, when she gets the job, a podium is there if she cares to use it. I did.”
Jean Becker, Barbara [...]
From the 2013 models and vintage Lamborghini’s lined up outside the venue to black and white photographs of classic F1 cars projected against the walls, the reception was well underway as old and new friends gathered to celebrate the F1 kick-off event at the amazing Ballet Austin. The venue was transformed into an upscale [...]
Weaving through the stores at the November Third Thursday there was definitely a lot to see. Every month, the retailers at Oasis, Texas open their doors for a Wine Walk, and every month the walk the benefits a different local charity. This month, the Wine Walk benefited the Capital Area Food Bank of Central [...]
The Scarlet Letter, written by Nathaniel Hawthorne, is an American classic exploring the tension between judgement and freedom and desire and sin. Read here for more background information from my previous article on this novel and the inspiration behind the current adaptation of this old classic.
Cara Spradling as “Pearl Prynne”, Sarah Konkel [...]
Somewhere between the long lines of Black Friday at the major retailers and the online discounts on Cyber Monday, the small shop on the corner has been forgotten. The one you go to because they know your name or they have that specific item you can’t find anywhere else. This is where Small Business [...]
I try and get a facial every season as I always feel like it’s the perfect excuse to get one of my favorite spa treatments, with a big change in the weather. I’ve been wanting to try the Spa Happy Hour at the Four Seasons Spa, ever since I first heard about it months [...]