To Another Year of Adventures

I turned 30 and didn’t want to make a big deal about it, and Derek already knew how I felt without even asking. What I cherish about our marriage is that we built it on a great friendship. Derek Jager is the love of my life and we make our own path together with adventures, […]

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Local Printmaker shares “popular wisdoms” of Mexican Folklore

Si comes pescado antes de dormir, tendras pesadillas. (Don’t eat fish before bed or you’ll have nightmares). Ramiro Rodriguez grew up hearing superstitions like this from his relatives that he never forgot. As an artist, Rodriguez felt a connection to the stories of his family which led him to explore the “popular wisdoms” of Mexican-American culture through illustrations. Ramiro Rodriguez’s Sabidurias Populares is a […]

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The Great Hunt of Fort Myers

People are generally creatures of habit commuting daily routes and visiting familiar places. It can sometimes be difficult to appreciate where we reside without a tourist’s perspective of visiting a new place with open eyes. Every town has a history of how it came to be that is left just waiting to be discovered. My husband […]

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Destination: Naples, Florida

As the luggage was packed and boarding passes printed out, one more Jager prepared to make the journey to Naples, Florida for the week. While Derek travels to Florida on a weekly basis for his business projects, the addition of a travel companion changed the routine into a small family vacation while Ashley was on […]

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17 Minutes for 17 Victims

On March 17th, 2018, high school students across the nation walked out of school in protest of gun violence on the one-month anniversary of the Parkland, Florida school shooting. At 10:00 am, a group of Elkhart Central High School students chose to stand up with their generation for the #NationalWalkoutDay by remembering the lives of 17 […]

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Hamilton: A Story Worth Telling

How does Alexander Hamilton, a Founding Father in U.S. History become the inspiration for a hip-hop musical on Broadway? The face of the ten-dollar bill, somewhat forgotten, reappears with fresh words as the narrative of an orphaned immigrant who overcame adversity and joined a revolution to build a new nation. Lin-Manuel Miranda recognized the attributes […]

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Our Loyal Companion

As I slowly turn the key and press forward, a friendly face peeks through the crack in the door. She doesn’t run through but simply backs up so that I can step inside and say hello. I pick up the bundle of fur and prop her over my shoulder so she can sniff my nose […]

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