Lupita Bluhm de Saldivar, her daughter Sophie, her cousin Julia MacLaughlin and friend Obdulia Cazares gather around the island in Saldivar’s kitchen for a tamalada (tamale-making party). The four women take on the role of tamaleras, people who make the tamales, and are ready to get started on a traditional Mexican food made from scratch. The tamalada is as much fun as it is work, as family members and friends all pitch in to make this annual holiday treat.
Lisa Taylor, manager of the Sammons Community Center in Temple, is putting finishing touches on plans for this year’s senior holiday dinner to be held Dec. 8 at the Frank W. Mayborn Center. Open to seniors 50 and older, this event draws up to 600 people for an evening of fellowship, dinner, dancing and games.
Daniel said we all have clutter in our lives from time to time. But there are some extreme conditions where disorganization begins to affect our families, our social lives and even our jobs. Here are two examples:
Beyond the grand foyer in the stately, inviting home of Temple resident Beverly Custer, one would never imagine there lurked an area, just down the hall, that she once considered a menacing black hole — her master bedroom closet. But those days are gone, thanks to Lita Daniel, professional organizer and owner of “Regain Your Space.”
Ashley Dietze, president of the Junior League of Bell County, is passionate about the health of children. She is on a mission to teach kids about healthy eating and snacking through Kids in the Kitchen, an association-wide initiative of the Association of Junior Leagues International.
Teresa Chavez, director of continuing education at Central Texas College, walks through the halls of the Mayborn Planetarium looking for the Dino Quest class being held as part of CTC’s summer College for Kids. She peeks around the corner and sees the empty classroom where the dinosaurs roam. All is quiet at first as the young students, ages 5 to 9, are watching a movie called, “Dinosaurs to Dusk.”