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Stay Between the CONES, or don’t….

Over the Holidays, I went to see the film, “Daddy’s Home” with my daughter Theresa. It’s not supposed to be great, but I did read a couple of decent reviews and I/we love Mark Wahlberg; his accent reminds me of the time I spent in New England, and an afternoon spent laughing at shirtless “eye… Continue reading

The Unexpected Virtue of Certification OR, “why you shouldn’t get your hair color done by a street vendor.”

Why are hair stylists and beauticians required to be licensed?  The average person looking for a haircut or color needs to know that the person working on them has passed the minimum standards for safety and hygiene.  One can expect:  that you are not going to pick up a “bug” from a previous customer; that… Continue reading

Insurance, Independent Contractors and Certifications:  what you need to know when hiring an entertainer…i.e. you get what you pay for!!!

Insurance Any entertainer, big or small, should have a personal liability insurance policy to protect themselves.  If you are using a rented venue for your event, then you may need an “additional insured” certificate, with the venue’s name and address as well. This liability policy is not for serious accidents during the course of the artists… Continue reading

KEEP It Simple: THE STORY OF THE COUSIN AND THE FUNNEL CAKE

Earlier this summer I visited Cedar Point, an amusement park in Sandusky Ohio, referred to as “Roller Coaster Nirvana.” I went with my cousins, who are single moms, and their incredibly fun kids. That was the day of the THE FUNNEL CAKE SHOCKER! Believe it or not, my cousin Julie (at 46) had never had… Continue reading