Entries by MichelewBerger

Follow Through

The RESTORE Act offers a potential influx of cash to Gulf States. Though how big a pot of money—$4.3 billion to $21 billion—as well as which projects get funded is yet to be determined. (September-October 2012 issue)

The Giving Spirit

Organizations at home and abroad find Bergen County residents spending time and giving money toward work aimed at bettering women’s lives. Some travel to Guatemala to build schools. Others spend a day in a less well-off Bergen County town finishing a residence for teen mothers and their babies. No matter the project, the end-goal remains […]

Priority Mail

A Virginia letter carrier, donned the mail ma’am by those who know and love her, has turned her route into a haven for nesting eastern bluebirds. In just three years, she’s installed 110 boxes…and she’s still going. (July-August 2012 issue)

Modern Bride

Green weddings are all the rage, with a growing number of couples are saying “I do” to celebrations that save waste and natural resources without sacrificing elegance. These tips will show you how. (May-June 2012 issue)

Group Medical Appointments Get Another Look

In a shared medical appointment, 8 to 10 patients with a common denominator—a chronic condition such as diabetes, or elderly adults in need of a road map to aging well—see the doctor together for a long visit, often 90 minutes. This model, around since the mid-1990s, is now getting more attention.

Pest Control

Conservationists tend to focus on what the environment can do for birds. In a unique reversal, one researcher looked at what birds can do for their environment. She found that bluebirds were inadvertently fending off insect damage in vineyards. (March-April 2012 issue)