An Avid Eagles Sports Fan and Entrepreneur
by Melissa LaScaleia
Introduce me to your family.
My husband and I have four children— two are mine and two his. We have three grandsons, two granddaughters, and one grandson on the way. We have three dogs: two German Schnauzers, Angel and Roxy; and an Australian cattle dog rescue, Sydney.
Why did you move to the Market Common?
We purchased a summer home here, but when my husband was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, we decided to stay year-round because it’s so much warmer here than where we lived, near Boone, NC.
Where are all the places you came from?
We lived in Virginia Beach for many years, where we had 24 different franchises of car dealerships. And then the mountains of North Carolina, near Boone.
Do you have a favorite place in the Market Common?
Walking around the lake. A favorite restaurant would be Toffino’s.
What’s your favorite thing about living in the Market Common?
I love my neighbors. I think that’s what makes the Market Common so fun. Almost everybody moves here from somewhere else, When you do, you’re open to meeting new people. And the best thing… during the hurricane we lost electricity for about 15 minutes.
How has your lifestyle changed since moving here?
I bicycle more and drive less.
What new activities have you taken up since moving here?
My husband and I just launched a new internet business called Talent Joe. It’s a platform that provides talented people in the arts the ability to create a webpage and upload their talent, so that talent agents looking for fresh faces can scout them out around the globe.
Can you share one quirky fact with us about your family?
My husband and I are avid Eagles fans. And we drive a total of over 1100 miles to Philadelphia to watch them play whenever they are home.
What are your favorite things to do here?
I love to ride my bike and walk. I love all of the things the Market Common provides for us, like art shows and concerts. I love Savannah’s Playground— I think it’s a fabulous asset. I love going to restaurants with my friends.
Is there anything that you miss or would like to see in the Market Common?
Yes, a local grocery store.