In an economic climate where many small businesses are struggling to survive, local wineries are experiencing a relative boom. “There are wineries in all 50 states,” says Nancy Childs, Ph.D., professor of food marketing at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. “Nationally, there has been a huge resurgence in viewing local wineries as an artisan craft. It parallels the movement of microbreweries.”
The music swells as a luxury limo whirrs up to an exotic location at dusk. A beautiful woman emerges from the vehicle and is met by many hopeful, dashing suitors who will vie for her hand in marriage. The winner will be chosen on the season finale, but along the way there will be sun-drenched, sparkling days and romantic, moonlit nights that will alternately thrill or disappoint the contestants and their audience.
<p>Although many Catholic schools received reprieves from impending closings and mergers, hundreds of students will be affected by Catholic school restructuring this September.</p>
<p>As preparations for a new school year get under way, Saint Joseph’s University psychologist and sleep expert Jodi Mindell, Ph.D., reminds parents and kids not to forget the most important school supply of all: sleep.</p>
<p>Consumers see buying from area farmers and producers as a good way to keep money and jobs close to home, improving the local economy while protecting American jobs. But does buying local really make a significant economic difference?</p>
<p>For many first-year college students, living in a residence hall may be the first time they have to share a room with another person. It can be an exciting, but at times trying experience.</p>
<p>As April approaches, many citizens begin to dread the hassle of tax season. While major reforms are out of the taxpayer’s control, staying informed and using a tax preparation service are two simple ways to make filing your taxes as stress-free as can be.</p>