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The Village is in my blood

This is something I already knew, but seeing actual proof is super exciting! As I have mentioned in earlier posts, my parents began taking my sister and I into Manhattan when we were young. There was some history in the Village as both my parents’ families either lived or worked there, or both. My dad knew that his father, Arthur, was born on Carmine St., on the small section between Bleecker St. and 6th Ave. And thanks to Ancestry.com, the...

I Chose Italy Over Junior Prom: My case of the travel bug

For those like me who have been hit with the travel bug, any kind of getaway is highly anticipated. Whether it’s a long weekend or a two week excursion, I get equally excited. Looking back, I chose to go to Italy for the first time over the junior prom and driver’s ed. As I think back, this makes a lot of sense. This weekend, Frank and I are road tripping to Reston, Virginia for an industry conference Frank is attending...