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Call of Duty: Fighting Fires with Fierceness

Call of Duty: Fighting Fires with Fierceness

IN THE UNITED STATES, less than five percent of firefighters are women. That compares with 26.8 percent of police officers and about 18 percent of military enlisted recruits. Traditionally, firefighters have been mostly men and on the surface, it’s easy...
One Season Ends As Another Begins!

One Season Ends As Another Begins!

I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year celebrating with their loved ones. But as one holiday season ends, a new celebration begins. I would like to extend an invitation to you and your family and...
Holiday Happenings In Covington

Holiday Happenings In Covington

Happy Holidays! I am honored to have the opportunity to reach out to all of you from the pages of Sophisticated Woman Magazine, especially during this special season. December is the perfect month for all to visit and rediscover historic downtown...
Peter’s House: A Road to Recovery

Peter’s House: A Road to Recovery

Humble Beginnings and divine appointments have led to the development of Peter’s House, a faith-based Christian transitional living facility for women and women with children. Founded by Tracey St. John and her husband, Peter’s House helps women who seek recovery...
Angels Grove Ranch: Second Chances and New Beginnings

Angels Grove Ranch: Second Chances and New Beginnings

Horse slaughter has been banned in the US for over seven years. With that comes the unintended consequence of neglected and abused horses that would have otherwise been sent to butcheries in Canada and Mexico. Angels Grove Ranch gives these...
Pets With Personality – Contest Winners!

Pets With Personality – Contest Winners!

Wow! What a Response! Thank you to everyone who submitted entries for our Pets with Personality Contest! We asked our readers to submit photos of their pets for the 2018 contest and the response was overwhelming!  Our Facebook fans voted for their...
Take Action When You Spot Animal Abuse

Take Action When You Spot Animal Abuse

One of the primary functions of our humane society is to help both concerned citizens and law enforcement agencies properly identify animal abuse and take steps to address it. We’ve helped draft and pass more than a dozen laws at...
Joanne Gallinghouse 1953-2018 – Well Lived. Well Loved.

Joanne Gallinghouse 1953-2018 – Well Lived. Well Loved.

If there was ever a person who epitomized a sophisticated woman, it was Joanne Jemison Gallinghouse. An entrepreneur, business leader and community advocate, she helped shape the business community on the Northshore.  She founded Gallinghouse & Associates in 1986, at...
An Exercise in Semantics

An Exercise in Semantics

Joanne Gallinghouse loved the English language. Not only was she mindful of the words she chose to communicate her ideas, but she was a stickler for grammar. When we received an updated edition of the AP Stylebook, Joanne showed it...
By the Numbers: 4th of July Facts

By the Numbers: 4th of July Facts

Think you know all there is to know about the Declaration of Independence? Here are seven facts you may not have known about the historic document. 1. It Wasn’t Signed on July 4 Only two men signed the Declaration of...