Written and Photographed by Claudia Newcorn Have you ever stopped to consider how vital cleanliness and sanitation is for food and beverage manufacturers? From wine to meat to dairy products, companies need to maintain strict policies at their facilities to protect consumers from bacteria and other contaminants. Such maintenance requires specialized industrial cleaning equipment, sanitizing… continue reading.
Written by Hillari DeSchanePhotos by Stephen Browning and Hillari DeSchane The crafting room of AR Workshop rocks with laughter. A woman hefts a nail gun with one hand and pushes her cell phone toward co-owner Mike Lawson with the other. “Videotape me!” With a snap—snnapp nails drive into the wood.“Oh, that’s not so intimidating anymore!” she carols…. continue reading.
By Hillari DeSchane – Photographed by Stephen Browning There’s a legend about the dragonfly that says the jewel-like creature symbolizes change and self-realization. The kind of change that heralds maturity and the understanding of the deeper meaning of life. The dragonfly serves a long apprenticeship, spending years hidden underwater, growing, refining itself, before it unfurls… continue reading.
By Claudia Newcorn – Photographed by Stephen Browning You are the person most responsible for your health, and need to take charge of it.” This advice is at the heart of Herbs Plus in Modesto, owned by Kathy Hester. For over 25 years “Dr. Kathy,” as her clients affectionately call her, has been helping people… continue reading.
Story and Photos provided by Mike Dowd It’s 4:30 am when he hits the button, putting the burrs in motion that grind the beans, unleashing the aromatic evidence of freshly brewed coffee. Sitting down at the kitchen table to begin another 90-minute session of writing, re-writing, proofing, or editing his upcoming fourth book before heading… continue reading.