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Community Add Some Pumpkin (Patch) Spice to Your Weekend Rain, rain…go away!  Ready to turn off the TV, crawl out of your Snuggie, and get outside to enjoy some of the cooler, drier weather in the forecast?  Check out these pumpkin patches, corn mazes and special events in and around San Antonio to put some actual spice in your fall weekend. Devine Acres Farm […]
Community Five Family-Friendly Easter Events Around San Antonio Check out these five “egg-cellent” events over the next two weekends for some family-friendly Easter-themed fun.   Children’s Easter Egg Hunt This Saturday, March 24th at 11 am, the Alley on Bitters welcomes children of all ages to their epic Easter egg hunt. Hundreds of eggs filled with treats will be hidden on their back […]
Community Goodbye Resolutions…Restaurant Week is Back! SAN ANTONIO RESTAURANT WEEK January 15-27, 2018 Just when you thought it was safe to stay home eating takeout and watching reruns wrapped up in your Snuggie—the folks at Culinaria are back with two weeks of tempting offers to lure you out of your pajamas and into area restaurants.    San Antonio chefs will be […]
Community San Antonio Platinum Top 50 Winners Named The Platinum Top 50 awards celebration has become such a special event for me.  Not only have I felt tremendously honored to be listed among the top 50 residential Real Estate Professionals in San Antonio since 2002, but this year I was privileged to speak as we recognized Amber Thomas, Owner/President of Platinum Top 50.  […]
Community #GivingTuesday Perfect Time to Pay It Forward Today is #GivingTuesday, making it the perfect day to pay it forward with random acts of kindness or by volunteering your time and talents at your favorite non-profit. It’s also a great day to make charitable contributions, as Facebook makes over 2 million dollars in matching funds available to organizations registered through their charitable giving […]
Community Your Guide to Holiday Cheer in and around San Antonio Thanksgiving is still a few days away, but the holiday season is kicking off in a big way in San Antonio. From twinkling light displays to caroling on the River Walk, there’s no shortage of cheer in and around the city. Check out these eleven holiday events to help you get into the spirit. Dickens […]
Community Predictable “Back to School” Slow Down in Home Sales School buses are back on the roads and the weather is cooling.  With these sure signs of fall comes another—the predictable slowing of the San Antonio real estate market.  Home sales in September totaled 2,587, a 13 percent decrease from the 2,984 homes sold in August. “It is not unusual for sales to taper off […]
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Community Dr. David Lesch to Lecture on Current Situation in Syria Distinguished Speaker Series – Bashar al-Assad & the Destruction & Reconstruction of Syria The Syrian civil war is now in its seventh year. Come learn more about the complicated situation’s beginnings, as well as the current prospects for a peaceful resolution. My husband, Dr. David Lesch, author of “Syria: the Fall of the House of […]
Community Need a Favor? Just Ask! Ever had one of those moments where you wanted to eat out, but couldn’t face the prospect of getting back in the car after fighting traffic on your commute home? Did you think it would sure be nice if someone would go pick up the food you wanted and deliver it right to your door, […]
Community Eat Local, Eat Often–Restaurant Week is Back! San Antonio’s red-hot culinary scene is set to heat up even more this August—Culinaria’s Restaurant Week is back!  The event doesn’t begin until next month, but the official list of almost 100 participating restaurants has been released, which means tables are already booking up.  On the menu—palate pleasers from barbecue, to Tex-Mex, to seafood—in restaurants […]
Community Come Home to the Country at Summit Ridge After a day of traffic jams and high-pressure meetings, do you find yourself longing for the quiet of rural living?  Or maybe you want to watch your kids catch fireflies in their own backyard under a sky lit by stars.  If this sounds like heaven, then Summit Ridge – San Antonio’s premier new acreage community […]
Community Destination: San Antonio Staycation! Did your last vacation leave you more stressed than refreshed? Did the packing, the slow-moving security lines at the airport, or the rowdy wedding party that kept your kids up all night at the hotel make you wish you had just stayed home? Well, the good news is—you don’t have to go away to get […]
Community The “City We Deserve” Under Mayor Nirenberg Is International One of the things I’m most excited about at the moment is the direction our city will take under the leadership of new mayor Ron Nirenberg.  Running for election under the banner “The City You Deserve,” Mayor Nirenberg’s vision focused on inclusiveness and improving our quality of life here.  As a realtor, I appreciate his […]
Community Remember to Vote! Runoff Election Starts Now You did your part, San Antonio, and voted for our next mayor and city councilmen on May 6, 2017. But your job’s not done yet!  Since no mayoral candidate received over 50% of the total vote,  a runoff election between Ivy Taylor and Ron Nirenberg is currently being held.  Council seats in Districts 1, 2, […]
Community Election Day is Just Around the Corner Are you ready for the upcoming election?  Next month, our city will be choosing a mayor, as well as city council representatives in each district.  An $850 million bond program, broken into specific propositions (none of which will require a tax increase) is also on the ballot.  For more information about the candidates in their […]
Community You’re Ready for a Break, But is Your Home Vacation Ready? Spring Break is upon us and summer trips to those fabulous destinations you’ve been researching all winter won’t be far behind. With all the planning that you put into your get-away, from Airbnb to airlines, have you planned for the one thing you will be leaving behind? Get your home vacation ready before you leave […]
Community Get Your Gardening Gloves On—It’s Planting Time in San Antonio   Bluebonnets peeking up all over the city are a reliable signal that it is time to plant your favorite vegetables. The last frost of spring is behind us, the ground is sufficiently warm, and the temperature is mild for Texas, so the conditions for gardening couldn’t be better. The top ten vegetables to get […]
Community Fighting Hunger One Move at a Time with #Move for Hunger If you’ve ever moved, you already know that half the battle is giving away all the things you’ve accumulated but no longer need. And that includes those 24 mini cans of tuna with pickles that tasted great at Costco but now no one wants to eat, or the pumpkin pie filling you were sure you […]
Community Area Code 726 Coming to San Antonio Starting in October, you may be dialing area code 726 to reach out and touch someone in San Antonio. But don’t worry—residents and businesses won’t have to change their current 210 numbers.  The new 726 area code will overlay the area, meaning it will be assigned only for new telephone numbers within the region.  The […]