Author Archive: Samantha Stratton

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Dorm: Packing and Organizing

Dorm: Packing and Organizing

| August 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

I’m leaving to return to school for my sophomore year in two days. Two! I can’t contain my excitement. But, at the same time, I woke up this morning dreading the task at hand: Packing.

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Blog: Welcome To The Confab

Blog: Welcome To The Confab

| August 18, 2011 | 0 Comments

No matter where we choose to receive our higher education, most college co-eds have the same experiences.

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Tale of Two Sisters: Part 8

Tale of Two Sisters: Part 8

| August 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

As I sat down with sisters Lisa Thermen and Stacey Vicari for the final time before Thermen returned to Chicago after eight weeks and unbelievable weight loss, Vicari glowed with pride for her sister.

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Tale of Two Sisters: Part Seven

Tale of Two Sisters: Part Seven

| August 10, 2011 | 0 Comments

As Lisa Thermen’s eight-week weight loss journey comes to a close, she and her sister, life coach Stacey Vicari, have found themselves reflecting on some of their amazing triumphs during Thermen’s stay in Louisville.

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Tale of Two Sisters: Part Six

Tale of Two Sisters: Part Six

| August 3, 2011 | 0 Comments

As Lisa Thermen’s sixth lifestyle-changing week comes to a close, she’s noticing changes in her physical appearance, her energy and the number on the scale.

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10 Days in Israel

10 Days in Israel

| July 27, 2011 | 1 Comment

When I told my non-Jewish friends about the trip to Israel I was about to take, they were baffled. They couldn’t fathom that someone would just give me a free 10-day trip to Israel. No, I didn’t win some kind of contest, I told them.

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Don and Diane Graeter

Don and Diane Graeter

| July 13, 2011 | 0 Comments

Don and Diane Graeter have struggled together, traveled all over the world and learned how to work as a team to make time for each other.

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Music on the Terrace

Music on the Terrace

| July 13, 2011 | 0 Comments

As a writer for the Out & About column, I’m always running around, looking for new and interesting places for our readers to visit.

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Rabbis Gaylia Rooks and Joe Rooks-Rapport

Rabbis Gaylia Rooks and Joe Rooks-Rapport

| July 6, 2011 | 1 Comment

You could consider their marriage a bit of a forbidden love. Not that it was truly taboo, but Rabbis Gaylia Rooks and Joe Rooks-Rapport’s relationship was certainly frowned upon when they first began dating. As the first husband-and-wife reform rabbi team, their rabbinical school teachers were none too pleased to find out the two were dating, nevertheless engaged.

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Captain’s Quarters

Captain’s Quarters

| July 6, 2011 | 0 Comments

We’re no beach town, but Louisville sure loves its water. And we know how to take advantage of it. Some of my most relaxing moments are spent just driving down River Road, windows down, Taylor Swift tunes turned all the way up, taking in the scenic view of the Ohio River.

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