Austin Beerworks Creates a Community

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A Junior League of Austin Business Spotlight  In her 11 years of living in Austin, Courtney DeBower went from knowing only two people in the entire city, to being at the heart of the Austin community.  Community Within The Junior League of Austin When Courtney moved here in 2010, her sole friend in town, Amanda…

Family-Friendly Easter Celebrations in Austin, Texas

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As the weather gets warmer and the days are sunnier, you might be looking for other ways to celebrate the Easter holiday or just the first signs of spring. A mix of in-person and virtual events this year means there is an option for every family! Virtual Easter Events in Austin, TX Egg Dying Live…

JLA Member Spotlight: Lauren Jerden of Lauren Allyn Interiors

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A Junior League of Austin Business Spotlight     The Junior League of Austin (JLA) gave me the opportunity not only to serve the local Austin community, but to also form close friendships along the way. In my Provisional year, I was blessed to form a friendship with several ladies in my Provisional Small Group,…

Spotlight on Vanessa Fuentes: Austin City Councilperson and JLA Member

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Sworn in just weeks ago, The Junior League of Austin (JLA) member Vanessa Fuentes, is one of the newest Austin City Council members. Vanessa was recently elected to serve District 2 in southeast Austin which represents neighborhoods near Montopolis and the airport. Vanessa decided to run for City Council due to, “…the deep inequalities we…

Support Your Business or Service and JLA with Capitalines

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  A Junior League of Austin program spotlight.   Looking for a way to promote your business or service and support The Junior League of Austin (JLA)?   Capitalines is now accepting advertisements for its May 2021 publication! Capitalines, the official JLA magazine publication, is issued twice a year, in addition to its special shopping…

Melt My Heart: Molten Chocolate Lava Cakes for Two

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Congrats! You’ve made it through Dry January and Whole 30 after sticking to your New Years’ resolutions. Now it’s time to treat yourself for all of your hard work and commitment to starting the new year on a healthy note. Luckily, Valentine’s Day is conveniently around the corner, which for me is always an opportunity…

Step Up Your Exercise Routine

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Did you make a New Year’s resolution for 2021? Maybe you are having a dry January or trying the Whole 30 diet for the first time. Or, it could be as simple as just being more conscious of your eating and exercise routine. Personally, my goal for the year is to increase my exercise from…

Austin Entertains in 2021

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The culinary world is a male-dominated industry. Restaurant owners, chefs, winemakers, and brewers are all professions dominated by men. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, women make up only 20.8% of the workforce for chefs and head cooks as of 2018. Five years ago, The Junior League of Austin created Austin Entertains, an event…

Keeping the Tradition Alive: the First Virtual A Christmas Affair

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For many members of The Junior League of Austin (JLA), A Christmas Affair (ACA) is a family tradition. So when COVID-19 threatened large gatherings and in-person events this year, 2020 ACA Chair Keri Bellacosa Walling was determined to keep the tradition alive. “The show had to go on,” Walling said. “A Christmas Affair funds JLA’s…

Holiday Lights off the Beaten Path

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Holiday light displays are the perfect COVID-friendly activity this year.  Branch out from the usual and go off the beaten path to explore different displays in Central Texas. Santa’s Ranch Located in New Braunfels between Austin and San Antonio. Stay in your car and take a drive through over a mile of winding country roads…