Summer is a time for parents and children to spend time together and to enjoy their slightly-less hectic schedules. Sometimes, children are having more fun; other times, parents are more engaged an activity. At best, fun is being had by all. In the above photo, the parents are enjoying an event at Elements Gallery on Elm Street. Their children are waiting patiently outside, playing video games on their cell phone. The give and take of our summer schedules is what makes good memories for all.
Elements Gallery is like so many of the businesses cropping up on Elm Street with people coming to create a collective of mini-businesses. Elements Gallery is a collection of talented, local artists selling their artwork, pottery, and hand-crafted jewelry. In other businesses, people sell their skills, wares, artwork, products or vintage finds. From nationally to locally, the trend seems to be for everyone to become his/her own independent contractor. While there is safety in numbers, nothing beats having your "own" business. What are your special talents?