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Love Letters: Kane, PA

(0) Comments | Posted July 30, 2014 | 8:02 AM

Barbara Bretherick lived in Kane for twenty years, but her heart has been there for 58. She's now a retired high school English teacher who homesteads with her husbands on 20 acres in southeast Georgia. Kane will celebrate its sesquicentennial this summer--and Bretherick remembers the 100th fondly.

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Love Letters: Florence

(0) Comments | Posted July 23, 2014 | 8:00 AM

Grace Kim loves to hear stories and learn about different cultures. Her studies in Public Health have taken her to Honduras, India and Panama. She is a child of Los Angeles but has wanderlust in her heart.


Dear Florence,

Nine years ago I experienced a summer in which...

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Love Letters: Oakland

(12) Comments | Posted July 16, 2014 | 7:44 AM

Preeti Mistry was born in London and raised in the Midwest. While she considers herself a 'child of the universe', she didn't really find her home until she moved to Oakland three years ago. She is currently the chef and co-owner of Juhu Beach Club, an Indian Street Food restaurant...

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Love Letters: Columbus

(15) Comments | Posted July 9, 2014 | 8:40 AM

Jeni Britton Bauer first discovered her love for dessert in Columbus while working at La Chatelaine and studying art at The Ohio State University. She opened Scream Ice Cream in 1996, which closed after four years. In 2002, she opened Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams in Columbus' North Market, and now...

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Love Letters: Boise

(12) Comments | Posted July 2, 2014 | 7:29 AM

Jess Flynn is CEO of Red Sky, a PR firm based in Boise, Idaho. She considers herself 'a seed sower', focused on fostering connections, ideas and opportunities in her hometown. Follow here on Twitter @jessflynn.

In the interest of full disclosure, I didn't love Boise when I first arrived. In...

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Love Letters: Atlanta

(0) Comments | Posted June 25, 2014 | 6:23 AM

Josh Parker was born and raised in Atlanta, and lived there for 22 years until he moved to New Orleans for graduate school. Currently a social worker in New Orleans, he hopes to move back to Atlanta someday to be closer to his entire family, who still lives there.

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Love Letters: Los Angeles

(3) Comments | Posted June 18, 2014 | 6:23 AM


Leticia Preciado is a sports producer and entertainment reporter. A native from the city of Pomona in LA County, she's loves getting to know all that Los Angeles has to offer from driving to the beach to watch the sunset to driving to Mt. Baldy after a storm...

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Love Letters: El Paso

(13) Comments | Posted June 11, 2014 | 8:33 AM

Natalie Felsen spent her first eighteen years in El Paso, Texas. In the two years since, she has been pursuing bachelors' degrees in political science and Hispanic studies at Columbia University in New York City. When she isn't planning her next adventure, Natalie feeds her wanderlust through multicultural culinary concoctions...

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Love Letters: Madison, WI

(2) Comments | Posted June 4, 2014 | 8:04 AM

Kassia Binkowski grew up in Madison, WI and traveled her way around the world to Boulder, CO which she now calls home. Nestled against the Rocky Mountains, Kassia is the Founder & Creative Director of One Thousand Design, a creative studio for social impact organizations.

I grew up...

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Love Letters: Temecula Wine Country

(0) Comments | Posted May 28, 2014 | 7:50 AM

Originally from Minnesota, Bill Wilson, Owner and CEO of Wilson Creek Winery, moved out to South Pasadena at the age of 7. He grew up there until his family sold their home to invest the money into building the winery. He went off to college in Utah then moved to...

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A Love Letter To Salt Lake City, By Ty Burrell

(18) Comments | Posted May 21, 2014 | 7:15 AM

Ty Burrell is best known as Phil Dunphy on ABC's "Modern Family." He's also performed in films, plays and TV shows. Though he hails from Grants Pass, Oregon, he now calls Salt Lake City home, where he owns Beer Bar.

Dear Salt Lake City,

Ours has been...

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Love Letters: White City, IL

(0) Comments | Posted May 14, 2014 | 7:48 AM

Nina Zippay is a writer, mother, and entrepreneur now living in Los Angeles, CA. In 2013 she launched Radical Cooks offering cooking classes for the young and not so young and writes a food blog at the same site. She is presently working on a memoir about her...

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Love Letters: Dallas

(0) Comments | Posted May 7, 2014 | 8:09 AM

Hayden Bernstein is a native Dallasite who has returned home after 6 years away earning degrees from San Diego State and University of Texas in Austin. He is freelance writer and social media consultant for local restaurants. When not writing a Letter-a-Day he is plotting his next road...

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Love Letters: Fairbanks

(0) Comments | Posted April 30, 2014 | 8:00 AM

Erica Meckel is a 26-year-old Alaska Native athlete living in Fairbanks, Alaska. Born and raised in the interior of the 49th state, Meckel is a graduate of Lathrop High School and the University of Alaska Fairbanks, where she earned a bachelor's degree in criminal justice in 2010. She is an...

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Love Letters: Palm Springs

(3) Comments | Posted April 23, 2014 | 8:09 AM

Originally from Minnesota, Bella da Ball, aka Brian Wanzek, moved out to southern California years ago on a job transfer. While living in southern California, Brian vacationed in Palm Springs several times over the years and decided that it was the place to be. First, he purchased a home to...

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Love Letters: St. Augustine

(2) Comments | Posted April 16, 2014 | 8:04 AM

Chad Light, a writer, actor and historian, writes his ode to Florida's Historic Coast through the eyes of Ponce de Leon, the first European to discover and claim Florida for Spain more than 500 years ago. Chad, a Florida Humanities Scholar, officially portrays Ponce de Leon for the Florida Department...

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Love Letters: Jamaica

(0) Comments | Posted April 9, 2014 | 7:06 AM

David Barber is the director of marketing and communications at Half Moon, A RockResort, located in Montego Bay, Jamaica. He was born and raised in Devon, England, UK, and worked for several years on the Jamaican Tourism Board. He later left Jamaica for a few years to pursue...

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Love Letters: New London, CT

(0) Comments | Posted April 3, 2014 | 8:00 AM

Renee Fournier has lived and worked in New London, Connecticut for nearly two decades. She fell in love with the city shortly after graduation when she landed her first job out of college at the Garde Arts Center. She has served on various non-profit tourism boards and committees. Currently the...

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Love Letters: Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

(2) Comments | Posted March 26, 2014 | 7:17 AM

Born and raised in the Myrtle Beach area, Veronica D. Gerald is a descendant of the African slaves who worked on the area's rice plantations in the 18th and 19th centuries. Staying close to her roots, she now operates The Ultimate Gullah Gift Shop in Conway. An English professor at...

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Love Letters: Sunny Isles Beach

(0) Comments | Posted March 19, 2014 | 7:09 AM

Justin Broman, division manager of the Sunny Isles Beach Ocean Rescue Team, is a Scorpio who enjoys walking on the pristine beaches of Sunny Isles Beach and sharing the area's hidden gems with friends and visitors. A native of the city, Justin loves fishing, surfing, biking and boating. He enjoys...

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