I have decided to embrace the new year with an open heart and an open mind. February, after all, was the month dedicated to Love. But February is not only about Valentine’s Day love and sweet-heart candy; it can also be about loving oneself, fostering meaningful relationships with family and… Read More ⇒

Kelly Furgison and Peter Kilcer met in 2016, when they were both working at Indian River High School. It was a memorable day, Kelly said, because it was a series of short conversations throughout the school day that started the beginning of a laughter-filled relationship. Read More ⇒

As we settle in from the carefree days of summer into the beautiful season of fall, I find that I need some added structure and direction. I love a good schedule and I love a good plan. I have found that during the summer months I feel less inclined to keep any type of a schedule or plan. Th… Read More ⇒

While the past year and a half has been challenging, it has also taught us many life lessons. For most, it’s shown us the importance of being grateful—and not sweating the small stuff. Speaking from experience, I can tell you a bride planning her wedding through COVID knows this better than … Read More ⇒

I first met The Sweetest Occasion blogger, Cyd Converse when she first moved back to the north country a few years ago. I was interviewing her for our series ‘Made In Northern New York’ on ABC50 and we instantly clicked. When I showed up to the interview – she was, at least, eight months pre… Read More ⇒

I first met The Sweetest Occasion blogger, Cyd Converse when she first moved back to the north country a few years ago. I was interviewing her for our series ‘Made In Northern New York’ on ABC50 and we instantly clicked. When I showed up to the interview – she was, at least, eight months pre… Read More ⇒

Sweeping global pandemic aside, winters can be tough in a variety of ways, from individuals feeling more isolated and experiencing symptoms aligning with seasonal affective disorder due to lack of sunlight, to getting less exercise, not prioritizing self-care, and falling into unhealthy eati… Read More ⇒