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Published on Dec 3, 2018
To unlock the secret of Nick DeDo’s success as a jeweler you need the key – his name - Nicholas Carmine DeDominicis. Nicholas is his given name. Carmine is in honor of his grandfather, Carmine DeDominicis, an Italian immigrant who was a master stone carver of monuments and came to the United States in 1961 to work in Quincy, Massachusetts eventually forming his own company there. DeDominicis is his ancestral name representing hundreds of years of ston
It’s that time of year again, The Nutcracker time, that is. This 125-year-old classic, choreographed by Len Ivanov to Tchaikovsky’s score, premiered in 1892 at the Maryinsky Theater in St. Petersburg. Although Russian in origin, this holiday classic has become a piece of Americana. As surely as Santa arrives in every town in the Thanksgiving Day Parade, so arrives The Nutcracker in just about every ballet company throughout the country.
This is a love story.
It’s about love that the world has for José Feliciano, the love we feel for a song that unites us all during the holidays but also the love that José and his wife Susan have for each other and the life they share.
Teachers can do wonderful things.
However, sometimes their harsh words directed at an impressionable young person can deeply wound, negatively influencing the rest of their life. That nearly happened to young Anne Gaffey.
It’s a funny thing about retail shops.
First and foremost they are there to make money because we do live in a capitalistic society; and in order for a store to continue providing merchandise to its customers, there must be a profit. Sometimes we eschew the idea of being in business to make money as though it were a bad thing, but it is a necessary part of how it works.
Imagine your clothing closet for a moment. You may even have multiple closets (no judgment). Does it contain only the essentials, or is it a myriad selection of tops, blouses, pants, dresses, scarves, coats, shoes, handbags and accessories? What if there was another way? A closet with far fewer items, sustainably made by hand, environmentally friendly, designed and crafted with skill, love, and care, all meant to last a lifetime, and with comfort in mind. Is this idea preposterous, a far-fetched fantasy, a unicorn found at the end of a ra