The gift of giving

“I’ll have my Starbucks money soon,” my mom would announce this once a year. “And I want you to use it to pay off a specific bill or debt.” She told us she had purchased stock in Starbucks before the company really took off and received a healthy annual dividend. This would translate into a…

And in this corner… | Nov. 17

Nov. 25 is an important day in Bixby Knolls. It’s Small Business Saturday. You may already know about Black Friday or Cyber Monday, which are designed to stimulate shopping for the larger big-box retailers. But Small Business Saturday is a critical component for your neighborhood. American Express sponsored Small Business Saturday in 2010 to give…

And in this corner… | Nov. 3

I grew up with a full diet of music from my family since the day I was born. My dad fed me Basie, Ellington, Sinatra. Mom fed me opera, classical and show tunes and bought us every Beatles record. My brother and sister fed me the best of rock ‘n’ roll, disco and soul. Once…

And in this corner… | Oct. 20

We are really excited that Beach Streets is returning to the Bixby Knolls area on Saturday, Oct. 28. “What’s Beach Streets?” you ask. From the event’s Facebook page: “Beach Streets opens streets up for walking, bicycling and socializing by temporarily closing thoroughfares to automobile traffic. Known more generally as “open streets” events, similar events are…