With the election behind us, what’s next for YOU?

Whew! For months I thought Election Day 2020 was never going to come. Didn’t you? I felt stressed as the day drew closer – were you feeling it too? Political ads were all over…
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New Year New You, Discover Your Inner Spark!

Are you waiting for 2020 to be over and hoping that 2021 will be better? Are you feeling lost, not sure where to go or what to do?…
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Has 2020 felt like a Stephen King novel?

2020 will definitely be a year for the books…and the book will read like a bad Stephen King novel. Actually I’m not sure even King would write it this way! Still,…
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Celebrating Them…and US!

What’s so good about today? This month marks the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment, guaranteeing women the right to vote. The amendment was ratified on August 18, and…
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August is Romance Awareness Month!

Did you know August is Romance Awareness Month? Honestly, it’s arrived at the perfect time – after MONTHS of summer lockdown, romance has likely taken a back seat….
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May is Victorious Woman Month!

I hope you’ll join me in creating a small victory-a-day in May – 31 Days of Victory – and can’t we all use some victory right now?!? Join…
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April: Women & Leadership

Our theme this month was Women and Leadership. If you missed all the inspiring and thought-provoking content I shared on my social media accounts, you can catch up…
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March’s Deep Pause

Corona-19 has flipped the world upsidedown. It’ll be a apart of your history – women’s history – forever. Most people are scared…sheltering in place, keeping their distance from…
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February: Women and Heart Health

Knowledge is power! Health knowledge puts you in control of what happens with your body. Did you know that heart disease is the leading cause of death for…
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What’s Love Got to Do with It?

What’s love got to do with it? That’s what Tina Turner asked in her classic hit. It was the song that was playing in my head when I…
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Is Someone Stepping on Your Toes?

Stepping on your toes, invading your space, crossing a line, ignoring your wishes – whatever you call it, when somebody does it to you, it feels bad. It…
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Happy New Year! January 2020 Newsletter

Happy New Year!! This morning I read a blog and the writer talked about her age at the start of the last decade, and how old she’ll be…
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Freedom, Empowerment, and YOU

When I was a kid, my family went to Wildwood, New Jersey for the 4th of July. It was always this week because my father worked for the…
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Girlfriend Gala 2019 Photo Gallery

A big thank you to all the Victory Chicks and the men who love us, who joined us for the 2019 Girlfriend Gala! It was a great night!…
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31 Days of Victory 2019

Download the Calendar Here Yayyyyyy! It’s here! It’s finally… International Victorious Woman Month!! This Victorious Woman Month, I suggest you … Think about your victories and write them…
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Is Hollywood Keeping Women Down?

Jackson said he loved Ally. But he humiliated and demeaned her. It’s a “that’s what you get for trying to be a success” message to women. Does Hollywood’s…
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Women’s History is YOUR History

Women’s History Month starts today and I wonder, does it matter anymore? I mean, do you ever think about the women who came before you – either historically-speaking or…
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Hate Your Job?

I hate my job and I hate working. If it wasn’t for the money and the medical benefits, I’d quit now. Are you one of the many women…
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What are You Waiting For?

This is the latest empowerment campaign from Bumble with the fabulous Serena Williams for the SuperBowl. It’s hard to believe that it’s still necessary to tell women and…
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Are Your Goals a Casualty of Comfort?

Janice was in tears and her voice was shaking.  She was back at the popular weight loss meeting, for the third January in a row. Embarrassed, she told…
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Should You Act Your Age?

“Nan didn’t like a lot of people,” the lovely college student said at Susan’s memorial service on a rainy Saturday afternoon, “In fact, she barely tolerated them.” The…
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What if….?

WHAT IF…. you knew you would live to be 120 years old, and in good health – or mostly good health – almost to the end? What would change…
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Behind the Headlines: Mara Martin

Mara Martin, a Sports Illustrated swimsuit search finalist, created quite a stir recently when she walked the runway in a bikini while breastfeeding her infant daughter. Afterward she…
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Girlfriend Gala 2018 Photo Gallery

What an incredible night! Thank you to all the Victory Chicks who came with girlfriends they’ve known forever…and then met new ones. The Girl Scouts always says it…
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STILL: Are You Getting It?

Still. I used to think of it as an innocuous word. Sometimes peaceful, like, “In the still of the night I can hear the song of nightingales.” Sometimes…
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Confirmed: Jenn Frederick at Girlfriend Gala

The Girlfriend Gala committee is happy to announce that Local Fox29 Philly reporter Jenn Frederick will be the featured speaker at the 2018 Girlfriend Gala.  Jenn is the…
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What's been happening on Happy Hour Radio...

Guys’ Guy’s Guide to Love author Robert Manni discusses Valentines day, Mistress day, modern relationships and more

What men are thinking – and why are they thinking it? That’s what Annmarie Kelly will be asking her guest Robert Manni. Robert’s a guy’s guy and the…
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Insider stories about Groundhog’s Day with Punxsutawney Phil’s handler AJ Dereume!

Ready for Ground Hog Day? Annmarie is! Listen to her fun interview with Punxsutawney Phil’s handler, AJ Dereume to get the behind-the-scenes scoop on everything Phil. Then check…
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Hederow Theater with Penelope Reed & Jane A. McNeil

Local theater is a bright spot in most communities. But what do you know about the behind-the-scenes? That’s what we’re finding out at this week’s Friday Happy Hour…
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Daphne Maxwell Reid on The Friday Happy Hour!

You know her as the “second Mrs. Banks” on the Fresh Prince of Bel Air. But did you know she was a 70’s activist and has expanded her…
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Lisa Scottoline on The Friday Happy Hour

Author Lisa Scottoline needs no introduction, especially with her fervent fans in Chester County. She is The New York Times bestselling author and Edgar award-winning author of 31…
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Melinda Emerson on the Friday Happy Hour

Does your midlife reinvention include starting your dream  business? Or do you already have a business that could use a mini-makeover? Then you need to hear from The…
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Suzi Siegel on the Friday Happy Hour

In the midst of the tiny house phenomena, Suzi Siegel became fascinated with what was going on in her own town of Queens NY. She discovered a plethora…
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RadioWrap-Up.8.3.18: Volunteering

Annette Glaudel is making the most of her retirement – and she’s coming to the Friday Happy Hour to tell you waht – and give you some interesting…
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RadioWrap-Up.7.27.18: The Artist of Your Life

Are you writing the script for your life, or is someone doing it for you? Adria Firestone thought she was having the best life – success, travel, love…
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RadioWrap-Up.7.20.18.JOY at the Friday Happy Hour!

How is July like your life? We’re midway through the summer and, just like July, many of us are at the midlife point of our lives. We know…
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RadioWrapUp.7.13.18.Rats&Mice…

How do you deal with the tough stuff of life? Leslie Handler does it with humor. We’re talking with Leslie about her life and how she manages to…
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RadioWrapUp.7.6.18: Better than Bacon

What’s better than a midlife reinvention? Better Than Bacon! Three members of this fun improv group are joining Annmarie Kelly at the next Friday Happy Hour. They’re talking…
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RadioWrap-Up.GutsyHappiness

Happiness ain’t for sissies! Though it sounds like being happy should be easy, too often choosing to be happy can require some gutsy moves. That’s what we’re talking…
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RadioWrap-Up.6.22.18: Inventions and Reinventions

After years of assisting inventors with product safety issues and China manufacturing, Edie started writing about inventors. But her own reinvention is one you’ll get a kick out…
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RadioWrapUp.6.16.18: Daphne Maxwell Reed

You know her as “Aunt Viv” and the “second Mrs. Banks” on the Fresh Prince of Bel Air. But did you know Daphne Maxwell Reid was a 70’s…
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Christi Cavallo on the Friday Happy Hour!

This show is going to be more fun than usual! Psychic Christi Cavallo will be doing mini-readings for almost the whole hour. You can call in any time….
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Kristen Edens on Friday Happy Hour

Kristen Reed Edens was like a lot of people during the financial meltdown of 2009. Fate stepped and changed her fate – affecting her career, her finances, and…
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Best of the Friday Happy Hour w/ Julie Benezet

This is a “best of the Friday Happy Hour” from earlier this year. This show was about things that might keep you from your goals –and this is…
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RadioWrap-Up.5.18.18: Spunky Old Broad

Are you a Spunky Old Broad? If you aren’t, this show may turn you around. At this week’s Friday Happy Hour, we’re talking reinvention with a twist with…
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RadioWrap-Up.5.11.18: Good Manners

Do you need a manners tune-up? Are you wondering what’s still important (like thank-you notes) and what you can let go? And, in this era of social media, what do…
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RadioWrap-Up.5.4.18: Women’s Rights in History

When it came to women’s rights, you may never have heard of Alice Paul. I didn’t. She was a powerful figure in the women’s rights movement and a…
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Cathy Sikorski on Friday Happy Hour

Happy Hour friend, Cathy Sikorski is back this week to talk caregiving, women in midlife, and more. Cathy will also be giving us some tips right from her…
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RadioWrap-Up.4.13.18: CookinginTuscany!

How many people do you think say, “I wish I could give it all up – or retire – and live in Tuscany – or Paris – some…
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RadioWrap-Up.4.6.18: Lisa Scottoline

Author Lisa Scottoline needs no introduction, especially with her fervent fans in Chester County. She is The New York Times bestselling author and Edgar award-winning author of 31…
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RadioWrap-Up.3.30.18: Broadcasting Happiness

We’re “Broadcasting Happiness” at this Friday’s Happy Hour with the woman who wrote the book on the subject, Michelle Gielan. This is the perfect pick-me-up for those mid-winter…
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RadioWrap-Up.3.23.18: Menopause

Perimenopause, menopause, osteoporosis, aging, sex after menopause. They’re all topics that intimately affect us as women, but we don’t like talking about them. That fascinates pharmacist and menopause…
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Melissa Davey on Friday Happy Hour

Are you in your second act? Melissa Davey is. She retired from her corporate Vice President position two years ago to pursue her second act and dream of…
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RadioWrap-Up.3.16.18: Second Act as Filmmaker

Are you in your second act? Melissa Davey is. She retired from her corporate Vice President position two years ago to pursue her second act and dream of…
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RadioWrapUp.2.23.18: A Shaman Comes to Happy Hour

Whatever possessed corporate executive Eileen Santos to leave her job, take a spiritual name and become a shaman? That’s what Annmarie Kelly is finding out at this week’s…
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RadioWrapUp.2.16.18: Making Connections

Remember when it was easy to meet people at your kids’ school and at work? Now, between things like downshifting into a second – or third – career,…
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RadioWrap-Up.2.9.18: Lisa Thomas-Laury

Philadelphia TV icon Lisa Thomas-Laury is coming to this week’s Friday Happy Hour! The Emmy-winning news anchor was a daily fixture in the lives of Philly viewers. She…
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RadioWrap-Up.22.18: Flirting and Dating Again

We’re starting off the “love month” of February with dating tips for singles who are divorced and looking – or thinking they might be ready now for a…
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1.26.18 RadioWrapUp: GROUNDHOG DAY

We’re a week away from Groundhog Day and we’re getting as close to Punxsutawney Phil as possible with co-handler AJ Dereume. During this Happy Hour, you’ll be getting…
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RadioWrap-Up.1.19.18: Psychic Readings

Psychic Christi Cavallo is back! This show is going to be more fun than usual! Christi Cavallo will be doing mini-readings for almost the whole hour. You can…
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RadioWrap-Up.1.12.18: InboxDetox

Is your inbox so cluttered that it’s getting in the way of your productivity? You aren’t the only one! But Success Strategist Marsha Egan says it doesn’t have…
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RadioWrap-Up.1.6.18: Journey of Not Knowing

It’s a brand new baby year and you set your goals and made some plans. But life moves fast and in spite of our best intentions, life can…
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Karen Steil on The Friday Happy Hour

What do you want in 2018? I’ll bet there’s something in your goals about being happier or healthier or wealthier – and maybe all three!  Karen Steil, calls…
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RadioWrap-Up.12.15.17.Women, Retirement and Money

Women are statistically more likely to have a longer life span, and so, a longer retirement than men. Are you financially prepared for that? If not, tune into…
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RadioWrap-Up.12.8.17 How to Have a Good Day

In the midst of this busy holiday season, you might be too stressed to enjoy each day. That’s why Annmarie Kelly asked Caroline Webb to join her -…
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Downsizing Tips on Friday Happy Hour Radio

Are you thinking about downsizing in the new year? Now’s a good time to  think about making the most of  Spring 2018 market. So Annmarie Kelly invited award-winning…
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RadioWrap-Up.11.17.17.Caregiving

Happy Hour friend, Cathy Sikorski is back this week to talk caregiving and Seniors. She’s giving us information about medicare, hiring home healthcare aides and mooning – yes…mooning….
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RadioWrap-Up.11.10.17: Grounded in Gratitude

Are you grounded in gratitude? Does it matter if you aren’t? Executive coach Shannon Cassidy thinks that could make a difference in your career and in your life….
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Dr. Mary Neal on The Friday Happy Hour

When Dr. Mary Neal first chronicled the unforgettable account of her 1999 kayak accident, the near-death experience that followed, her journey to heaven and her return to life…
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RadioWrapUp.EdgarAllenPoe&Halloween

It’s almost Halloween and who is more classically ghoulish than Edgar Allen Poe? That’s what we’re talking about at this Friday Happy Hour with Margie Royal, the local…
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RadioWrap-Up.10.20.17: Happiness

We’re “Broadcasting Happiness” at this Friday’s Happy Hour with the woman who wrote the book on the subject, Michelle Gielan. This is the perfect pick-me-up for those mid-winter…
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Roberta Matz on Friday Happy Hour

Fashionista Roberta Matz Talks Fall  Wardrobes. Want that savvy chic look this fall? Want to find ways to update your current wardrobe without spending a fortune? This week’s…
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RadioWrap-Up.10.6.17: Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence comes in all forms. This week’s guest, Michelle Jones-Austin, is on a mission to end domestic violence and also assist the individuals in transitioning from victim,…
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RadioWrap-Up.9.29.17: Ovarian Cancer

September is ovarian cancer awareness month and Jean Shipos knows all about ovarian cancer. She’s a two-time ovarian cancer survivor who is still undergoing treatments after 20 years….
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RadioWrap-Up.9.22.17.NextChapters

Do you wonder about your next chapters – or next chapters? Carol Gee has had more careers than most women. She spent twenty years in the Air Force,…
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RadioWrap-Up: Difficult People

Are you tired of difficult people? Me too! That’s why Annmarie asked self-professed difficult person Sarah Elliston to join me at the Friday Happy Hour. Sarah says she…
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Five Year Marriage™ on the Friday Happy Hour

We’re doing something a little different at Happy Hour today. The interview tables are being turned around! Annmarie is tickled that veteran broadcaster and author Lorraine Rannali is…
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Mary Farr On Friday Happy Hour

If 2016 didn’t turn out the way you wanted, Mary Farr can help you make 2017 better. Mary is an author, longtime pediatric hospital chaplain, and health care…
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Linda Perillo Zazzalli on Friday Happy Hour

Linda Perillo Zazzalli, mother of eight, wants moms to know that it’s OK to have tough days and not be perfect. The mother of eight – Linda is…
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RadioWrap-Up.8.18.17.TheLunchLady

When you were in school, did you ever wonder what your lunch lady was thinking as she dished out food to you and your classmates? When you find…
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RadioWrap-Up.8.11.17.Wealth Code

Do you keep trying to get wealthy but, no matter what you do, you just can’t seem to make it happen? Maybe you don’t have “the code” –…
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RadioWrap-Up.8.4.17:Planning a Fun Funeral

What’s going to happen why you die? Have you already planned your funeral? If you have, or even if you think about it, this week’s Happy Hour guest…
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RadioWrap-Up.7.28.17: Life as a Stunt Actor

Fear. It can paralyze the best of us. And, if you’ve ever fallen, you know how scary it is. But how would you handle fear if you fell…
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RadioWrapUp.7.21.17.Changed by Chance

When Elizabeth Barker found out she was pregnant, she was ecstatic. She had a pretty easy pregnancy too…as she planned. But when her daughter was born with Downs…
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Sarah Vermunt on the Friday Happy Hour

Want to have a careergasm? What is that, you say? It’s what happens after Sarah Vermunt helps people figure out what the heck they want so they can…
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RadioWrapUp.7.7.17: What’s Your Brand?

What’s your brand? Whether you know if or not, and whether it’s business or personal, you have a brand! Your brand is the way people see you and…
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Gettysburg and Ghosts on the Friday Happy Hour

Gettysburg is famous for two things: what happened there on July 1-3, 1863 and President Lincoln’s famous Gettysburg Address four months later. The battle of Gettysburg was the…
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Lori Cheek on the Friday Happy Hour

Architect turned entrepreneur Lori Cheek quit building buildings and started building relationships with a catchy idea for dating introductions. She thought the idea was so good, she took…
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RadioWrap-Up.6.16.17: Signs Of Hope

Miss the show? Watch the podcast! If you’re interested in going to the comedy club I mentioned, here’s the link: Reactors Comedy Club Annmarie is “live” every Friday,…
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RadioWrapUp.6.9.17: The Art of Moving

Are you relocating for a job, or downsizing, or moving to an over 55 or CCRC community? Feeling overwhelmed at the prospect of decluttering, packing and starting over?…
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Author Kay Presto and Photographer Gerry Monteux on Friday Happy Hour

Have you recently gotten the “it’s not you, we’re going in a different direction” line from your employer? Are you in a reinvention? That’s what happened to NYC…
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