Five from metro area vie  for Miss Oregon crowns

Five from metro area vie for Miss Oregon crowns

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PORTLAND PARKS PROGRAMS PUT SIZZLE IN SUMMER

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KICKIN' OUT THE JAMS ON THE WATERFRONT

KICKIN' OUT THE JAMS ON THE WATERFRONT

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Farm Spirit takes local to extreme

Farm Spirit takes local to extreme

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Build it, and they'll come (indoors)

Build it, and they'll come (indoors)

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Somebody call a doctor? Blues fest adds Dr. John's healing touch

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Summerfest keeps theater on fringe

Summerfest keeps theater on fringe

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Fun is in the air

Fun is in the air

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BurnCycle focuses on making your day

BurnCycle focuses on making your day

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Oregon City-based Super Specific Vinyl, Vinyl On Demand earn five-star reviews

Oregon City-based Super Specific Vinyl, Vinyl On Demand earn five-star reviews

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Eight bites to try at Pine Street Market

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HERE COMES THE WHO

HERE COMES THE WHO

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Brought to you by Adam East - Alberta Rose Theatre - LIVE SHOWS INSIDER -


ALBERTA ROSE THEATRE - Adam EastStart your summer with a Dolly Parton tribute night and a contemporary high-octane Mexican fiddling band at the Alberta Rose Theatre.

June 25

Local musicians will belt out favorites from country music legend Dolly Parton during the evening’s Dolly Parton Hoot Night. Performers include: Lenore, Gerle Haggard Band, The Dolly Partners, Ashleigh Flynn, April Brown, Karyn Ann, Rocky Butte Wranglers, Malachi Graham. 8 p.m.

June 26

Portland-based singer-songwriter Edna Vazquez brings her fusion of Mexican traditions with modern sounds, sharing the evening with the Villalobos Brothers, a contemporary high-octane Mexican fiddling band. 7:30 p.m.

July 8

Stomp along with Austin-based high-energy bluegrass quintet Whiskey Shivers. Bohemian country music songwriter, Amanda Richards, and Dead Remedy's Aaron Baca will also perform this evening. 8 p.m.

July 10

A screening of the film Malheur: Seasons of Change includes a live performance by Skip vonKuske, who scored the film’s soundtrack. The evening highlights the release of the enhanced DVD and Live Soundtrack CD of the film. 7 p.m.

July 11

Storytelling singer-songwriter Slaid Cleaves returns to Portland to share his thought-provoking American folk music this evening. 8 p.m.

July 12

With her eclectic sound that draws from classical, folk, pop, jazz, and Americana music, pianist and singer-songwriter Vienna Teng is sure to entertain you. Justin Klump joins her for this performance. 8 p.m.

Alberta Rose Theatre

3000 NE Alberta St, Portland OR 97211

(503) 719-6055

www.albertarosetheatre.com

Brought to you by David Anchel - Elmer's Flag & Banner, Kites Too! - FLAG, BANNER, KITE INSIDER -


ELMER'S FLAG & BANNER, KITES TOO! - David AnchelIf you’ve ever seen a U.S. soldier in full uniform, you may have wondered why the flag patch on their right shoulder is affixed “backwards.”

In other words, why is the star field on the right-hand corner of the flag, rather than the left?

The answer has everything to do with the rectangular subset of the American flag that has 50 white stars and blue backing. It’s typically called the “union” or canton.

According to the flag code, when worn on either the left or right shoulder, the American flag patch should face forward (to the observer’s right). Per the Department of Defense, this “gives the effect of the flag flying in the breeze as the wearer moves forward.”

If that still doesn’t make sense, imagine a normal standard bearer marching forward while carrying the American flag. The star field would come first, followed by the red and white bars. Anything else would look absurd.

Bonus flag trivia: Can tearing an American flag ever be done respectfully? Consider the story of Robert E. Peary, the first person to reach the geographic North Pole. Like any good explorer, Peary planted a U.S. flag there.

But Peary actually made several attempts to reach the North Pole, and tore off scraps of the flag at each of his successive “farthest norths.” Thus, we remember Peary as the only man in history to be honored for ripping up an American flag.

Elmer’s Flag & Banner, Kites Too!

1332 NE Broadway Portland, OR 97232

(503) 282-1214

www.elmersflag.com

Brought to you by Dr. Ryan A. Gorger, O.D. - The Portland Clinic - MEDICAL INSIDER -


THE PORTLAND CLINIC  - Dr. Ryan A. Gorger, O.D.During this time of year, we often get out and about more frequently with the wonderful summer weather. With just a little fore "sight" and preparation, you can reduce the potential of harming your eyes.

Wearing protective eyewear. With the Fourth of July coming up, it is just as important to protect your eyes from fireworks! I routinely see eye injuries from fireworks that can have potentially sight-threatening complications. Be sure to follow the firework manufacturer's recommendations and wear safety eyewear when igniting any fireworks. If you are unsure of the proper safety eyewear for the activity, ask your eye doctor for recommendations.

Sun protection. Just as you would protect your skin from the damaging ultraviolet rays from the sun that can cause a sunburn, you should protect your eyes as well. It is important to wear sunglasses that block 99 to 100 percent of both UV-A and UV-B light rays. This will help protect you from getting a sunburn on your eyes. It can also help to prevent early development of cataracts and macular degeneration.

Annual eye exams. Having a yearly eye exam is the best way to make sure your vision and eye health is doing well. There are many eye diseases that do not necessarily have any symptoms until permanent damage is done. Early identification and intervention is the key to managing any disease and this is just as true with our eyes.

The Portland Clinic

800 SW 13th Ave, Portland, OR 97205

(503) 223-3113

www.theportlandclinic.com

Brought to you by Marshall Smith - Parr Lumber - BUILDING MATERIALS INSIDER -


PARR LUMBER - Marshall SmithWith Father’s Day this weekend, now is the time to get the dad in your life something he will love and that will bring the family together all year round.

A new Traeger or Green Mountain barbeque grill from Parr Lumber is the perfect gift for every father.

Traeger and Green Mountain are renowned for their exceptional quality and superb food. These grills are great for cooking everything from the perfect hamburger to the best Thanksgiving turkey you’ve ever had.

With a Traeger grill, you have the freedom to cook up healthy and delicious wood-fired food every day of the week. You can smoke, bake, grill, roast, braise and barbeque almost anything on a Traeger. A Traeger grill transforms simple recipes into memorable meals.

If you want the option to control grilling time and monitor temperatures from your smart phone, Green Mountain offers Wi-Fi grills. Parr Lumber features several Green Mountain and Traeger grills for every budget.

Stop in today and speak with one of our experts to get a gift that will inspire the entire family. You can also go to parr.com to see the latest products and a schedule of the many customer appreciation barbeque cookouts that Parr Lumber will be hosting this summer.

Parr Lumber

We have 10 locations in the Portland area.

Visit our website to find one near you.

1-866-214-7277

parr.com

Brought to you by Dr. Michael Davis - Northwest Women's Clinic - WOMEN'S HEALTH INSIDER -


NORTHWEST WOMEN'S CLINIC - Dr. Michael DavisA popular method of pain control for labor is an epidural. This method is always elective, and not for everyone. However, in our patient population, just over 90 percent of our patients will have an epidural during labor.

Preparing for an epidural involves an interview with an anesthesia professional: either an anesthesiologist or a certified nurse anesthetist. The interview will include a review of your personal health information, the risks and benefits of the procedure, alternatives and answer your questions about the procedure.

Your anesthesia provider will give you an injection of lidocaine in the skin of the back. While this feels like a bee sting at first, the rest of the procedure is relatively pain free. Most patients get a button to control extra doses of the medicine as needed during labor.

The overall goal of the epidural is to differentially numb the type of nerves that carry temperature and pain messages to the brain. Ideally, the nerves that carry light touch, position and movement messages are NOT affected, or affected minimally.

Because the type of medication that is used is placed in a tiny space around the spinal column, there is very little absorption of the medication into the systemic circulation, and therefore the baby. As a result, the epidural can be used from active labor through the delivery and any needed repair after delivery.

Look for the next article: Surprising facts about epidurals.

Northwest Women’s Clinic

11750 SW Barnes Road, Suite 300

2222 NW Lovejoy St., Suite 619

(503) 416-9922

www.nwwc.com

Brought to you by Jennifer Cook-Buman - Living Right Senior Placement - SENIOR PLACEMENT INSIDER -


LIVING RIGHT SENIOR PLACEMENT - Jennifer Cook-BumanThey may be worth every penny, but the cost of a senior living community can quickly add up. Thankfully, two government programs are designed to provide health and medical services to all citizens, regardless of income level.

Read on for the key differences between Medicare and Medicaid.

Medicare

Similar to private health insurance, Medicare is great for reducing or eliminating the cost of certain prescription medications, doctor appointments and hospitalizations. After hospitalization, Medicare will usually pay for a skilled nursing for the purpose of rehabilitation, and often physical and/or occupational therapy and home health nurses to visit you at home, but only for a limited time.

Unfortunately, Medicare is intended only for short-term care, and generally does not pay for extended periods of treatment, including independent, assisted living, adult care homes or memory care communities.

Medicaid

Unlike Medicare, Medicaid can and regularly does pay for long-term senior living care, though certain requirements apply. In general, Medicaid recipients must show that they are low income, facing medical expenses that exceed their income and that they have already spent their virtually all of their savings and assets. There is a five year “look-back” period to prevent people from gifting all of their money away to be able to qualify for Medicaid.

At this point, Medicaid benefits can pay for long-term care, as well as alternatives like in-home care or assisted living. Not every senior community has a contract with Medicaid, so it’s important to know what your financial situation is, as well as if the community has the contract, if you anticipate the need.

Want more information? Placement professional Jennifer Cook-Buman can help anyone hack through the red tape and discover their new home. Contact Living Right Senior Placement today for a free consultation.

Living Right Senior Placement

P.O. Box 534, West Linn, Oregon 97068

(503) 780-7353

livingright.net

Brought to you by Griffin Hampson - Cartridge-Network - PRINTER, INK & TONER INSIDER -


CARTRIDGE-NETWORK - Griffin HampsonAny inkjet printer with four or more “tank” ink cartridges has a separate printhead. Cartridges lock into the printer’s carriage feeding ink to the printhead.

This differs from the two-cartridge system; a black and a tri-color cartridge, where the printhead is a physical component of each cartridge.

Guess what? Tank-style printheads clog up. Lots of use, little use or general use. They clog up.

So, all Brother, Epson, Canon and HP printers with four or more cartridges have a printhead which needs to be cleaned periodically.

At Cartridge Network’s store we ask customers purchasing tank-style cartridges if they clean their printer’s printheads. Maybe 15 percent say they do. Ten percent know about it but don’t and 75 percent look at us as if we’re nuts.

We go over a handout with short instructions for each type of printer and give it to them. Come in or call us for a copy.

One can clean the printhead directly from the printer or from one’s computer. A test page is the first step indicating if all the nozzles are printing correctly or clogged. If clogged, do a “deep clean.” If they are severely clogged, you may have to repeat the process many times.

If they become too clogged you will be looking for a new printer. Really? We recycle several printers daily which are old or have clogged printheads. We probably have a good new printer waiting for you.

Why do we go to these lengths explaining printhead clearing? Because so many people come in with print quality samples or their actual printers. Most are astonished by the process. So easy. Once they’re aware and clean periodically, everyone’s life is easier.

Yes, you will use a little ink, but doing so sure beats having a poor print when you are actually trying to print something.

As a full-service independent, non-franchise operation located in Raleigh Hills, on the Portland – Beaverton border, Cartridge Network sells and services printers and copiers. “We stock several dozen different printer models (inkjet and laser) and copiers too. We focus on a buyer’s needs and then explore alternatives to best meet their needs.” We stock several thousand different cartridges. Shipping is free.

Cartridge-Network

6800 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy, Portland, OR 97225

(503) 246-0665

www.cartridge-network.com

Brought to you by Jan Nielsen - Nielsen's Jewelers - JEWELRY INSIDER -


NIELSEN'S JEWELERS - Jan NielsenTraditional views of pearls are shifting, and with good reason. New shapes, colors and affordable prices mean that the pearls at Nielsen’s Jewelers can fit anyone’s style.

Much like amber, coral and ivory, pearl is a naturally occurring organic gem. Unlike mineral gems, pearls require no cutting or polishing to uncover their brilliance. Pearls are produced by mollusks (such as oysters, clams or mussels) and are actually meant as a defense mechanism. Today, most pearls are cultivated on pearl farms.

At Nielsen’s, we hand pick our pearls for luster, natural brilliance and three-dimensional glow. Any pearl that appears too chalky or dull indicates low quality.

Pearls will always be a great complement to “girly” attire, but their versatility makes them appropriate in almost any setting. We tell our customers all the time, “forget the country club stigma and find your own pearl look.”

For the Bohemian look, try layering your pearls with other materials, like a silver or gold chain—or stack them with our Leather Story wrap bracelets. For a more whimsical style, try a strand of Nielsen’s unique square or petal pearls, available in natural hues of purple, pink, orange and gold. For a chic look, try our long strand of black Tahitian pearls mixed with sparkling black spinel.

Pearls can take you from the boardroom meeting to the downtown nightclub, and everywhere inbetween. Stop by Nielsen’s for a look at our incredible collection today!

Nielsen’s Jewelers

825 NE Multnomah St # 280, Portland, OR 97232

(503) 234-1614

www.nielsensjewelers.com

Brought to you by Laura Bitts, M.D. - The Portland Clinic - MEDICAL INSIDER -


THE PORTLAND CLINIC - Laura Bitts, M.D.After two decades of increasing use of OxyContin, Percocet, Vicodin and other opioid pain medicines in the United States, new studies are finding that these drugs are associated with far more harm than previously understood. In Oregon, the majority of drug-overdose deaths are now linked to prescription opioids.

Short-term use of opioids can be helpful for acute pain, but the research to date has found no good evidence that opioids improve pain or function when used long term. In addition to these risks of addiction and overdose, opioids can have far-reaching effects on your body and brain. They may cause or worsen depression, sleep problems, cardiovascular disease and low testosterone. They may reduce your ability to function socially or at work. And for many people, they actually increase sensitivity to pain.

Some people—particularly those with a history of depression, trauma or addiction to alcohol or other substances—are at especially high risk. One study found that 47 percent of people on opioids for 30 days will still be on them three years later. Addiction is a serious health issue, not a personal failing, that can and should be treated.

Your doctor can help you explore the approaches that might work best for you depending on your individual pain issues. Three that work very well for many people are non-opioid pain medications, physical therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy. It’s well worth a conversation with your doctor.

The Portland Clinic

800 SW 13th Ave, Portland, OR 97205

(503) 223-3113

www.theportlandclinic.com

Brought to you by Marshall Smith - Parr Lumber - BUILDING MATERIALS INSIDER -


PARR LUMBER - Marshall SmithWith weather warming up and summer just around the corner, it’s time to start planning to repair, stain or build a new fence. Fences provide security, safety and curb appeal. There are many options for fences and accessories and your local Parr Lumber store has the products, displays, expertise and resources to make this project a summer breeze.

Parr Lumber’s western red cedar fencing is beautiful, affordable and easy to install. Cedar boards are available in multiple styles like square top or the attractive notched “dog-ear” fencing and also come in multiple sizes and several quality grades. Cedar is sustainably harvested and requires very little maintenance. Although not required, most people choose to stain their wood fences with a high-quality stain like the Superdeck or Penofin brand. Protecting your fence with a high-quality wood stain will increase the life of your fence and maintain the look.

Although wood is the most common, there are other options for a fence depending on your specific need. Decorative iron fences by Fortress or chain link barriers are also very common when superior strength and security are the main objective.

Building or replacing a fence at your home will increase the value of the home and provide instant privacy. Come see an expert at Parr Lumber today, they will help you make your new fence project easy and something you will be proud to show the neighbors.

Parr Lumber

We have 10 locations in the Portland area.

Visit our website to find one near you.

1-866-214-7277

parr.com

Brought to you by Julia and Mike Werner - Advanced Energy Services - WINDOWS, DOORS & SOLAR INSIDER -


ADVANCED ENERGY SERVICES - Julia and Mike WernerWhat if you could change the look and feel of your home, save a ton of money on your heating and cooling bills and, best of all, get the government to subsidize the cost? It may sound like a fantasy—but it’s really true!

It works like this. Over the past few years, window manufacturers have developed new quadruple-coated Low-E glass (the “e” stands for emissivity). In essence, Low-E glass reflects thermal energy, allowing visible light in while keeping heat out, all thanks to a special veneer.

Now the Energy Trust of Oregon was already paying consumers about $1.75 per square foot of glass to install energy-efficient windows in their homes and businesses. But these new windows are even more efficient, bumping up your rebate to $4 per square foot. In the typical home, this can amount to $1,000 to $1,200 in reduced costs! When you factor in the savings over time on your utilities, installation literally pays for itself.

But before you rush off to go hire a contractor, remember that who installs your windows matters just as much as the make and manufacturer. I’ve had my contractor’s license since 1977, and I’ve overseen more than 20,000 installations throughout my career. At Advanced Energy Services, we provide our customers with professionally trained window experts that ensure the highest level of quality, knowledge and professionalism.

So why wait? Schedule your free in-home consultation with Advanced Energy Services today!

Advanced Energy Services

9150 SW Pioneer Ct, Suite D, Wilsonville, OR 97070

(503) 825-0335

advancedenergyoregon.com

Brought to you by Ken Mitchell-Phillips - The Law Offices of Ken Mitchell-Phillips - LEGAL INSIDER -


THE LAW OFFICES OF KEN MITCHELL-PHILLIPS - Ken Mitchell-PhillipsAn experienced business attorney is crucial for creating a strong foundation for your business partnership. Without a written partnership agreement, your business will lack a clear outline of what roles, obligations and rewards are due to each partner.

Here are five things you can do to protect yourself when forming a business partnership.

Put everything in writing. When it comes to revenue sharing, intellectual property rights and start-up cost repayment, don’t assume a “handshake” deal will be honored years or even decades later. Use a trusted business attorney to create a legally-binding partnership agreement.

Have a long-term plan. Disagreeing on (or not even discussing) the long-term goals of your business partnership is practically failure by design. Having a comprehensive growth strategy helps you prepare for the future—and anticipate future headaches.

Consider a limited partnership. In a traditional partnership agreement, both partners assume liability (read: responsibility) for the actions of the other. A limited partnership narrows your liability to your own actions.

Make it uneven. Every business needs a boss, including business partnerships. A 60-40 or even 70-30 ownership split ensures that deadlocks will be broken and final decisions made.

Create an exit strategy. In the case of a break up, your partnership agreement should stipulate procedures for buying out a partner, splitting company property and sharing closing expenses.

For more information on drafting partnership agreements, contact The Law Offices of Ken Mitchell-Phillips today!

The Law Offices of Ken Mitchell-Phillips, P.C.

1217 NE Burnside Rd, Suite 801, Gresham, OR 97080

1-888-335-0161

lawofficesofkenmitchellphillips.com

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by Jennifer Anderson
Portland diners, prepare to drop your tips at a half dozen restaurants starting this summer. To help the rollout of their no tipping…
COURTESY: PORTLAND PARKS & RECREATION - Some youngsters enjoy swimming and playing in Peninsula Pool, which, like most other Portland pools, opens June 14.
Jun 13, 2016

Bits & Pieces

by Jason Vondersmith
Splash time Weather permitting, or even not weather permitting, it’s time for kids to get into the outdoor pool. For Portlanders,…
Jun 13, 2016

Movie Time

by Jason Vondersmith
Big screen Last week, June 10 “The Conjuring 2”; “Now You See Me 2”; “Maggie’s Plan”; “Weiner”; “Dark Horse”; “Warcraft” This week,…
NISSAN MOTORS CORPORATION, USA - The 2016 Nissan Sentra is one of the better looking compacts today, especially with the SR package.
Jun 10, 2016

Test Drive: 2016 Nissan Sentra SR

by Jim Redden
I had driven the 2016 Nissan Sentra for about a day before I took a close look at the factory build sheet and did a double take over…
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP FILE PHOTO - The Rose Festival brings out many citizens for the Dragon Boat Races. Says Tom Crowder, longtime organizer: 'We're slowly building it back up.' Sixty-five teams are expected to compete this weekend.
Jun 09, 2016

THE WAY OF THE DRAGON

by Jennifer Anderson
Longtime boat racing organizer Tom Crowder floats big ideas for sport Tom Crowder started dragon boat racing 20 years ago, at the…
COURTESY IMAGE - An Amy McLain print is one of many pieces of dragon boat-themed art in 'Fire on the Water,' through Aug. 30 at Antoinette Hatfield Hall.
Jun 09, 2016

The art of dragon boating

by Jennifer Anderson
82 local artists dip into dragon boat waters for inspiration for group exhibit Southeast Portland artist Alea Bone has curated what…
COURTESY: GEEKCRAFT EXPO - 'Twisted Copper' figurine, an example of the kind of work to be showcased at the GeekCraft Expo PDX.
Jun 09, 2016

Portland creativity flows at GeekCraft

by Jason Vondersmith
Market is part Etsy, part Comic Con, all Rose City Portland being weird, according to many, and the GeekCraft Expo being for geeks, as…
COURTESY PHOTO - The inviting patios at downtown's Nel Centro (above) and Lloyd District's Altabira City Tavern have been part of the success formula for owner David Machado.
Jun 08, 2016

Bread & Brew: Enjoy the views, brews from Altabira's patio

by Jennifer Anderson
Nel Centro, David Machado's other restaurant, also has an outdoor vibe It’s patio season for restaurants, and Altabira City Tavern…
SPOKESMAN PHOTO: JAKE BARTMAN - The Portland-based Minidoka Swing Band, which performs in tribute to Japanese-Americans interned during World War II, performed at the Wilsonville Festival of Arts June 4.
Jun 08, 2016

Wilsonville Festival of Arts transcends heat wave

by Jake Bartman
Balloon art, spray paint and soap all featured at annual event Though temperatures soared into triple digits June 24 and 25, dozens of…
COURTESY: JOAN MARCUS - The national tour of 'Motown The Musical' features the music of The Supremes and many others, stopping at Keller Auditorium, June 14-19.
Jun 08, 2016

Short List

by Jason Vondersmith
MISC. Rose Festival • CityFair is open 3 p.m. Thursday-Friday, June 9-10 and 11 a.m. Saturday-Sunday, June 11-12. It’s open till 11…
CANNON BEACH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE - The 52nd annual Cannon Beach Sandcastle Contest, Saturday, June 11, brings out pros and amateurs alike to construct creations on the coast.
Jun 08, 2016

Bits & Pieces

by Jason Vondersmith
Prince in print Storm Entertainment, known for its biographical graphic novels, has released a book about the late Prince, coinciding…
COURTESY: WILKINSON BLADES - Portland's Wilkinson Blades plays their Americana music at Secret Society Ballroom, celebrating new album 'Home.'
Jun 08, 2016

Live Music

by Rob Cullivan
June 10 The Victorian Sage Nashville-based Adia Victoria’s alto voice sounds a wee bit like Macy Gray, but her folk-rock sound has…
Jun 08, 2016

15 vie to wear crown as Rose Fest queen

by Jason Vondersmith
The Rose Festival Court of 15 young women awaits the Queen’s Coronation, 8:30 a.m. Saturday, June 11, and then the newly crowned Queen…
COURTESY: TORI AVA PHOTOGRAPHY - Ann Menke's career took her all over the world as a private flight attendant, which she uses as the basis for her book, 'Exposure to a Billionaire.' She says: 'I love all airplanes, but the Gulfstreams are my all-time favorite.'
Jun 07, 2016

Book Report: ADVENTURE AND LUXURY AT 50,000 FEET

by Michaela Bancud
Former private flight attendant turns jet setting with the rich and famous into novel Imagine soaring high above the clouds in a…