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In Touch with Vanessa Saari

Let’s learn a little more about Vanessa Saari…

Do you ever keep a New Year’s resolution?
Vanessa2New Year’s is my favorite holiday, my favorite day of the year. It’s all about rebirth, starting fresh, new beginnings, cleaning out the past. I have a tradition of going to Thatcher Park in Albany to watch the sunrise every year. It’s a very special moment for me. So do I keep a resolution per se? No, though I always welcome the New Year in and embrace it as much as possible.

Which skill would you love to learn?
I have always wanted to learn to play the cello. I played violin for 8 years, from 4th grade to 12th grade. The more time I spent in the orchestra the more I fell more in love with the deep and moving sounds of the cello.

Have you locked yourself out of the house or your car? What did you do?
I have locked myself out of my house – and I did the proverbial climb through an open window technique. I have not locked myself out of my car thank goodness, though that is probably because I never lock it. If someone wants Burger King napkins and an EZ Pass by all means – go for it!

VAnessa 3Would you prefer to visit Earth in 2100 or travel back to 1900?
I would travel to 2100. Something about the unknown and the not yet experienced that is very attractive to me. Not that I experienced 1900 of course, but I feel like we have read about it in history books.

What was the worst present you’ve received?Well, I don’t want to sound too sappy but no gift is ever bad. It’s the thoughtfulness of the giver that means the most. Having said that, I’ve probably re-gifted some horrible smelling candles along the way.

In Touch with Shelbie Northup

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What is your passion and why?
Definitely Volunteering!  I have had the opportunity to volunteer at the Food Bank, Habitat for Humanity and others locally.. It is the most rewarding and humbling experience.

What is one item that you would love to splurge on if money was not an issue?
I would take a private plane to Turks & Caicos ! I am not a huge fan of flying but I would love to experience being on a private plane taking me to an amazing island paradise!
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What’s your favorite season and why?
Definitely summer! I love the warm weather, I love being outside.. It’s so green and the flowers are in bloom.. I’m much happier when it’s 75 than when it’s 25!

Do you keep your New Year’s Resolutions?
I try, I really do but it never happens.. so I kind of make them without the pressure of actually keeping it.. lol

What is one food you would take with you if you were on a desert island? (Besides water).
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Chicken.. I think I could eat chicken all the time. If I couldn’t cook.. it would be extra toasty Cheez its!!

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In Touch with Danielle Speziale

Let’s learn a little more about Danielle Speziale…

Danielle PhotoWhat was the first concert you ever attended?
Backstreet Boys! I’m pretty sure I knew every word to every song.

What is your top priority on your bucket list?
Keep traveling as much as we can! My husband and I say we work to travel. “Adventure Travel” is our favorite. Next up would ideally be South Africa or Ireland!

Danielle Photo 3If you could choose only one place to go on vacation for the rest of your life, where would it be and why?
Italy! There’s so much to do there, and there is always an adventure around the corner. Some trips could be to the beaches and others to the gorgeous cities, or even the hills/vineyards of Tuscany. The pace of lice is slower, the food is unbelievable, and the history is enchanting!

What is one skill you would like to learn?
I would love to speak another language fluently.What is one food you cannot live without?

Can I name a few? A hearty, colorful salad, green Vega protein smoothies, and sushi. Random, but my absolute favorites!

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In Touch with Nirisa Adams

workblogLet’s learn a little more about Nirisa Adams…


What genre of music would you be and why?
I would say a little bit of pop and a little soft rock (i.e. Jack Johnson, John Mayer). I consider myself to be fun and outgoing, and a little bit of a day dreamer.

Are you a sweet or salty person?
I have a huge sweet tooth; it’s not good. It was way worse when I was pregnant, but at least I had an excuse. The other day I was eating cake in the morning just because. I love dipping chocolate chip cookies with my morning tea. YUM!

Would you take one million dollars to erase 15 years off your life and fast forward 15 years?
No way!  While I like retail therapy every now and then, no amount of money can replace time. Life is too precious.

If someone were to take a candid picture of you – what would you be caught doing?
I have a 6 month old and 2 dogs. They keep me pretty busy. If I’m not working, I’m usually home running around with them.

workblog2What is your ideal type of house to live in?
My ideal type of house would be something that is open with lots of natural light. If it’s by the water that’s an added bonus!  My in-laws live on the Hudson and it is one of the most peaceful and relaxing places!


 

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