Sara Schwartz

Freelance writer and editor

Location icon United States of America

Experienced features and news editor and writer with expertise guiding each page from concept to completion at metro daily newspapers and national and niche magazines.

Specialties: Management, consulting, marketing, social media, idea generation, story development, mentoring and training, writing, editing, page design, copy editing and proofreading.

Washington Post
Get what you pay for

Condo fees are a crucial element in making the decision to buy a new place

Washington Post
All in, together

For many Washingtonians, the perks of a home populated with close friends is the perfect living situation.

Washington Post
Small condo buildings give owners more say - and more responsibility

When Eddy Lee, and his fiancee, Sevana Sammis, both 29, were looking to leave renting behind to become homeowners in D.C., they didn't want high condo fees. Without big-building amenities such as a concierge, extra security, a gym, pool and elevators, the condo fee is low.

Grid magazine
Equal Footing

The Pennsylvania Women's Agricultural Network aims to elevate, support women who farm

Challenge Accepted

The Living Building Challenge is the black belt of the green-building scene. The international building certification program, philosophy and advocacy tool was conceived in 2006 as a way to exceed LEED requirements—the standard in green building certification—challenging designers, builders and architects to build advanced sustainable buildings.

Grid magazine

Backyard chickens have been illegal in Philadelphia since 2004. It's time for that to change.

Grid magazine
Tree For All

A 2003 study found that within the five-county Philadelphia region, an estimated five million trees had been lost over the previous 15 years. Three programs aim to change that.

Washington Post
This networking forum is thirsty for more conversation

On a recent Thursday evening in the District, a lively 100-plus crowd mingled at Bier Baron while DJ-spun beats pulsed through the bar. It looked like a typical happy hour replete with the usual young, energetic business-types. But this was a meeting of Thirst D.C., a social event that aims to meld networking and drinking with stimulating discussion.

Washington Examiner
How Brandi Carlile will save your soul

If Brandi Carlile had recorded any of her three albums when "High Fidelity" was produced, she most certainly would have been mentioned in at least one of Rob Gordon's (John Cusack) thick salty rants about quality music.

Washington Examiner
Too good to be gluten-free

The next time you're trying to decide the where and what for brunch, you can always dine on naked crepes at Fontaine Caffe & Creperie in Old Town Alexandria.

En 'Mass'

There's no nail biting for Dan Hall, 21, over the hike in gas prices, no anxiety attacks over the rising cost of commuting by automobile every day. And it seems that Hall brushes off the looks from fretting SUV drivers. Well, he almost doesn't notice.

Family ties

A set of eyes peeks out from the side window of the door, and a pair of hands pulls back the curtain slowly at the home of Peter and Michele Zeller of Glenn Dale. When the door opens, their daughter Irina dances up the stairs in the foyer and asks, ‘‘I’m a ghost, can you see me?”

Thursday, Feb. 16, 2006
Born of Fire

Down a dirty industrial park road in Hyattsville, Wyndell Williams and Dave D'Orio are playing with fire. But it's not what you think. Business owners Williams of Chillum and D'Orio of Columbia Heights in the District share a passion - to teach the art of glassblowing.

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