Recalling Stoker’s Nursery

As soon as we got out of the truck we were met by a tall young man who said, “Welcome to Stoker Nursery. I’m Sid, anything we can help with?” We were introduced to the entire family there (Dad, Delmer; Mom, Ardell; Sister, Sheila) because it truly was a family business. This was the beginning of a long friendship with the family. Later as I … Continue reading Recalling Stoker’s Nursery

Are you lucky?

Why do some people seem to have the odds always in their favor? Some people have all the luck! Have you ever known someone who was extremely lucky? Someone who seems to not only have a silver lining to their clouds but the rain drops are also diamonds! I am not talking about someone who is by nature positive or optimistic, but I am referring … Continue reading Are you lucky?

Green Enchilada Verdes

Celebrate with Green! I love making unique “green” food for my family’s St. Patrick’s Day meal. These enchiladas are full of flavor and are an easy weeknight dinner. They taste like you spent hours though! Split into two pans and pop one in the freezer to have on hand for busy nights or unexpected guests. Enchiladas Verdes 2 cups rotisserie chicken,shredded 1 teaspoon garlic powder … Continue reading Green Enchilada Verdes


When I first met my wife, she and I were both starving college students. This poorness was ever present in our grocery shopping. I would go to Melissa’s apartment and she would be eating dinner, which usually consisted of a baked potato. That was it. Sometimes, when she could afford it, she would put ketchup on the potato, but she couldn’t afford toppings. I thought … Continue reading BRIXTON’S POTATO

Art Contest

We are thrilled to announce our 2nd annual community Art Contest! We can’t wait to see all of your original works of art. Please upload 1 or 2 original pieces of artwork to the website listed below. There will be two winners, the first will be determined by community votes, each voter may vote once per day and the second winner will be a publishers … Continue reading Art Contest

March Calendar Of Events

Seniors MONTHLY MOVIE Wednesday, March 13, 2019 @ 1 p.m. (First Man) FREE ~ Please RSVP BUS TRIP Friday, March 15, 2019 (Leaves at 11 a.m.) TAGGART’S GRILL in Morgan/Scenic Drive $2.00/per person with lunch on your own! (Reservation required) THINK TUESDAY Tuesday, March 19, 2019 @ 10 a.m. (NADA) FREE ~ Please RSVP LUNCH & BINGO Wednesday, March 27, 2019 @ 12 Noon Guest … Continue reading March Calendar Of Events

Business Beat: Rentmeister Total Home Service

Don Rentmeister, a Syracuse native, started the company in 1978 and still adhere’s to their mission statement, “Our Family’s Committment to Your Family’s Comfort”. The Rentmeister family knows what it means to serve the Syracuse community. Don Rentmeister, founder of Rentmeister Total Home Service, was born and raised here in Syracuse. He established the company as we know it now in 1978. Since then, Don … Continue reading Business Beat: Rentmeister Total Home Service

Intervivos: Reviewing Your Estate Plan

Intervivos Reviewing Your Estate Plan A common question I am asked when helping families set up their estate plans is, “How often do I need to update my trust?” Unfortunately, there is no simple answer. I find myself giving the traditional attorney answer of “it depends.” There is no universal answer to this question because there is such a broad spectrum of family dynamics. As … Continue reading Intervivos: Reviewing Your Estate Plan