11/19/18 7:00pm
11/19/2018 7:00 PM

I’m Susan Pridham and I am 50 percent owner of Orenda and 100 percent owner of Blue Ruth Jewelry, which we sell here at Orenda.

I try to schedule some bench time to make sure that I’m making jewelry and trying to keep up with my stock but then there’s also just the daily routine of the store, customer service, getting orders in, pricing them, cleaning up and merchandising. Whatever you see people doing in a store, that’s what we do here. READ

11/08/18 9:28am
11/08/2018 9:28 AM

The sun hasn’t quite come up as Marin Brennan gets to work at Bedell Cellars on a brisk October morning. “It wakes you right up,” she says, unfazed by the autumn winds gusting through the vineyard and potent fermentation aromas swirling as grapes are pressed.

The harvest is nearly done, although a few stragglers — merlot, cabernet franc, petit verdot — remain.

As grape clusters come off their vines, much work remains in the cellar. That work will be completed this year by a team of women.  (more…)

10/29/18 7:00pm
10/29/2018 7:00 PM

My name is Tanya McDowell. I have been with CJ’s American Grill for just a little over two years now. I am here as the manager of the restaurant.

If you come in in the morning, you have to prep, cut your fruits and vegetables, make your iced tea. We order our linens. We have to set up the dining room, set up for dinner. We greet the customers. There’s scheduling, a lot of that I have to do. I have to take inventory too. If we’re running low on something you have to put it down to be ordered for the next day. We also sit down with the chef and find out what we’d like to have for that day.  READ

10/17/18 9:34am
10/17/2018 9:34 AM

There’s a slogan used by chambers of commerce across the country that reads live, work, play.

It’s a great way to go through life if you think about it. You do what you have to do so you can live and play the way you want to during the hours you’re not working.

When we created northforker.com in 2013, we borrowed a bit from this philosophy and made each of our categories verbs, thinking it made for a more active and playful reader experience.

And when we launched our magazine last year, we stuck with that theme and built in sections for the four verbs that best summed up our content: eat, drink, live and breathe.  (more…)