January '12

May I have this dance?

Ask a bride or groom what makes them nervous when they think about the big day and “lifetime commitment” may not be their first thought.

Wedding spotlight: Geoffrey and Elizabeth Rees

High school sweethearts Geoffrey Rees and Elizabeth Floom were married May 28, 2011, after dating for more than seven years. Geoff ’s mom introduced the couple to one another at a roller-skating party and they became close friends and started dating.

Warm and cozy | On the bookshelf

“Knit Local: Celebrating America’s Homegrown Yarns,” by Tanis Gray (paperback, Sixth&Spring Books, 2011, 176 pages, $19.95). Showcases 30 beautiful fashion, accessory, and home decor projects made with yarns manufactured and sold in North America.

Community Legal Aid | Nonprofit spotlight

Community Legal Aid Services knows it helps change lives. The nonprofit law firm provides legal representation for low-income individuals and families in cases where economic stability is threatened, a home could be lost, or when individual safety or health is threatened.

It’s your pick at Amish Door

The coleslaw. No, maybe the slow-roasted pork. Oh, wait. I forgot about the broasted chicken. Picking a favorite dish at The Amish Door Restaurant is next to impossible, so instead, I’ll give you my “don’t-miss” list.

Local Vocal

If some local entrepreneurs have their way, people who use their voice for a living will be grabbing a Vocal much like an athlete reaches for a Gatorade.