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Budd Van Lines brings heart and soul to every customer it serves and gives back to the community in a variety of ways. Learn more about this moving company based in central New Jersey.
Budd Van Lines - providing an exceptional moving experience from MaryLynn Schiavi on Vimeo.
Malcolm Forbes embodied his favorite saying: 'While Alive He Lived.' In this presentation Steve Forbes reflects on his father's life and philosophy. (Produced for New Jersey Network)
While Alive He Lived: the Life of Malcolm Forbes (excerpt of biography I wrote and produced for PBS) from MaryLynn Schiavi on Vimeo.
The Somerset Hills YMCA is inviting the community to work together to take action against drug addiction in New Jersey, now considered the number one health threat in the state. Covered for Gannett publications.
communities in crisis 2 from MaryLynn Schiavi on Vimeo.
It's not how old you are, it's how you are old. The Happy Tappers of the Hunterdon County Senior Center demonstrate their talents and talk about what dancing into their golden years means to them. (Covered for Gannett publications.)
Hunterdon County Senior Dancers from MaryLynn Schiavi on Vimeo.
How would you feel about a Robot shopping companion? Meet Budgee who will hit the market this fall. (Covered for Gannett publications.)
Budgee - shopping companion of the future from MaryLynn Schiavi on Vimeo.
Heroin addiction is no longer in the back alleys of urban areas, it has stepped into the pristine suburbs of New Jersey. (Covered for Gannett Publications.)
Opiate addiction is a community problem says Hunterdon County Prosecutor from MaryLynn Schiavi on Vimeo.
Photo by Kathleen Gagan, Owner of Peony’s Envy
Purpose and Passion Yields Peonies and Profit for Bernardsville Entrepreneur
(My Central Jersey – May 13-2013)
Kathleen Gagan is the first to admit that her days are long and there’s always too much to do, but the challenges are balanced, she says, by moments of sheer bliss.
With the fortitude of the peonies she cultivates, the 52-year-old Gagan is living proof that in midlife one can take a right-hand turn into an entirely new career and enjoy satisfaction and success on one’s own terms.
“This is the best spring I can remember,” said Gagan, owner of Peony’s Envy, a display garden and nursery in Bernardsville. “Last year, spring came early and it was hot. This year spring has been long, slow and cool. We are actually enjoying real weather.”
Six years ago, the mother of two transitioned from working as an international corporate consultant and linguist to full-time farmer and entrepreneur out of a desire to work from home and spend as much time with her children as possible.
Initially she thought she might grow peaches, but quickly turned her attention toward the peony — a hardy and colorful flower that can continue to bloom for more than 100 years.
“The extraordinary beauty of the peony drove one Chinese empress to move her palace to a more suitable location so that the tree peonies she loved would grow better,” said Gagan during an appearance on “The Martha Stewart Show” in March 2010.
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