Lovely Lady

When Maureen Simons smiles her nose crinkles and her hazel eyes gleam. She smiles a lot, not surprisingly, when talking about her seven children, fifteen grandchildren and her deceased husband, John, to whom she was married for forty-two years. She also smiles often when talking about Carlsbad, her home since 2000, the place she describes as having “great people, great…

Want to know your neighbors?  Go Nextdoor

"We have a cat who wouldn't come out from under our couch. We thought it might help her to resocialize by setting her up in a large kennel. We posted on Nextdoor to ask if anyone had a kennel available. A neighbor responded that day to say she had an extra one and that we could come by and get…

Massage is Good Medicine

If you watched the Olympics this year and followed Team USA’s Michael Phelps, the death stare that broke the Internet is probably what you’ll remember, along with, of course, his unbelievable medal haul. But what you might have also noticed was circular deep red bruises screaming at you from his back while he glided through the water. “That is massage…