Dear introverts, we know it’s difficult to read this, but getting to know your neighbors and allowing them to get to know you can truly be a lifesaver. Especially if you live alone in a new neighborhood like many students and young professionals. It’s overwhelming, true, establishing that initial contact with strangers who happen to live next door. However, the benefits far outweigh the anxiety you must be feeling. Indeed, extroverted people have it easier breaking the ice in a blink of an eye. The good thing is you can learn a thing or two from them.
Know thy neighbor and the best moment to approach
First things first. Before you rent an apartment, you should explore your neighborhood online. Find a platform with building or neighborhood reviews and go through them. They will give you valuable insight into what kind of community you can expect after you move in.
By: Roberta Baumann, originally published in Waunakee Tribune
For the past five years or so, Waunakee’s Wine Walks have drawn hundreds to the downtown area to visit the shops and experience a night out.
But many may not realize that the event, organized by a small group of energetic women, raises funds to help the community.
The Waunakee Professional Women’s group, or WPW, is a 501 © 3 nonprofit and uses the proceeds for college scholarships and to help Waunakee residents in need.
Glenn Stein and his team at Realty Executive in The Villages have had a busy year impacting their community.
They help wherever they see a need, donating approximately $18,000-$20,000 to different local charities each year including Combat to Careers. Most recently, they hosted a musical bingo tournament which raised funds for children in need and are preparing to help host the Vietnam Wall Memorial in The Villages over Veteran’s Day.
However, Stein’s main focus is to help underprivileged children, a cause he holds close to his heart. Continue reading