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t’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at My Favorite Things on Old Rosebud. Their Holiday Open House this year will be November 6-8. Santa will visit on Saturday November 7.

Central Kentucky Youth Orchestra joins LexPhil on stage to perform a variety of holiday classics at the Lexington Philharmonic Candy Cane Concert at the UK Singletary Center on November 29.

Junior League Holly Day Market is at the Kentucky Horse Park on November 13-15. The annual event features more than 70 vendors offering fabulous boutique-style items unique to our community. Your ticket also helps support the Junior League of Lexington and the many local non-profits they support. The Holly Day Market offers daily events and activities for everyone including a much anticipated visit from Santa.

The annual Lexington Christmas Parade downtown on Main Street, Tuesday, December 1 at 7 pm includes Lexington’s first official visit from Santa.

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Grammy winner Chip Davis returns to the EKU Center for the Arts on November 19 at 7:30 pm. The 14th annual Southern Lights Stroll on November 19 at the Kentucky Horse Park includes a competitive 5K race this year, complete with awards, and a food drive for God’s Pantry. Lexington’s Downtown Tree Lighting at Triangle Park brings the Christmas spirit into town on Friday, November 27. Festivities all afternoon; Tree Lighting Ceremony 6:30 pm. The Lexington Convention Center hosts the Lexington Christmas Show November 27 - 29. The show features over 200 vendors from across the region selling thousands of Christmas items. Meet Santa all three days at the show.

Nine Lessons and Carols at Christ Church Cathedral at 7 pm.

On December 5 and 6, the Lexington Children’s Theatre presents Junie B. Jones: Jingle Bells, Batman Smells at 2 pm at the Lexington Opera House

Alltech Holiday Celebration of Song at The Square (W Main St and N Broadway) is on December 13. Conducted by Dr. Everett McCorvey, featuring award-winning vocalists from UK Opera Theatre and the Alltech Opera Scholarship Competition.

Mark O’Connor’s An Appalachian Christmas is December 11 at UK Singletary Center.

Christ Church Cathedral presents Handel’s Messiah on Friday, December 4 at 7:30 pm. Featuring The Cathedral Choir, The Lexington Baroque Ensemble, with Emily Albrink, Ryland Angel, Richard Clement, and Reginald Smith, Jr. Conducted by Erich Balling.

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On December 4 at 8 pm, Centre College’s Norton Center for the Arts hosts Dailey and Vincent’s The Spirit of Christmas Christmas Tour.

On December 12, the Lexington Philharmonic and the Lexington Chamber Chorale present Handel’s Messiah and Vivaldi’s Gloria at the Cathedral of Christ the King at 8 pm. The music of modern masters John Taverner and Eric Whitacre complete the program, featuring the Chamber Chorale with soloists Ben Bliss (tenor) and Sarah Tucker (soprano).

The Lexington Chamber Chorale presents Christmas in the Great Hall at Second Presbyterian Church on Saturday, December 5. An Irish Christmas is at the EKU Center for the Arts on December 5. UK Choirs present the 18th annual Holiday Collage concert, featuring vocalists and musicians from the UK School of Music as well as The Lexington Singers and the Lexington Singers Children’s Choirs, December 5 and 6. Lexington Art League’s Black Friday Art Sale at the Loudoun House is not on Black Friday. It’s December 5 and 6 and it’s

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The Bluegrass Youth Ballet presents The Nutcracker in One Act at the UK Singletary Center for the Arts on December 18 and December 19. Home for the Holidays at the Lyric Theatre on Saturday, December 19, is a family-friendly three-act play celebrating the holiday season with family, fun, and faith. A Ceremony of Carols at Christ Church Cathedral is December 21. The Cathedral Girls Choir will be joined by harpist Elaine Cook for a performance of Benjamin Britten’s “A Ceremony of Carols.” Jim Brickman’s 2015 Holiday Tour, Comfort & Joy, is at the Lexington Opera House on Monday, December 28 at 7:30 pm. The Lexington Philharmonic presents Take Five on New Year’s Eve! featuring the Brubeck Brothers Quartet at the Lexington Opera House. Join the high-octane jazz group at 7:30 pm on December 31. -----

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Life saver


Lexington’s Tim Boniface hopes to inspire four-alarm fitness Y

ou know the face. Lexington firefighter Tim Boniface has been smiling up at you from the newsstands, on the cover of Men’s Health magazine, for the past month. (Pronounce it bon-ah-FAH-chee, like it rhymes with Liberace.) In person, at a scheduled afternoon of media meet ‘n greet at Firehouse Number 7, he enthusiastically introduces himself with a firm handshake (and the photographer’s hand immediately disappears inside his, toy-like). “He’s a big ‘un,” a fellow firefighter jokes (in one of the more print-friendly episodes of firehouse teasing he has obviously grown accustomed to). And he is: 6’3, 250 pounds, with 20-inch biceps — all the better to break down doors with if there’s a life threatening emergency on the other side. He is out running an errand when the press begin to trickle into the firehouse on a recent unseasonably hot fall afternoon, prompting a slightly shorter, slightly older firefighter to introduce himself with, “Hey, I’m Tim…Sorry, the camera added a few pounds,” followed by a round of jokes about photoshop. After the (real) introductions are made once Boniface arrives, the polite paparazzi and autograph seekers wander outside for photos, where a cyclist pedaling down Tates Creek nearly wipes out directly in front of the fire station, wobbling on a high speed jump from the sidewalk to the parking lot at the Lansdowne Shoppes. The assembly are visibly disappointed. “I guess you wanted to actually watch me save a life?” he commisserates.

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FEATURE (He works as an EMT. “CPR matters,” he deadpans.)


ompetition was stiff, but Tim Boniface is the official Ultimate Guy according to Men’s Health. According to the magazine, “this year’s cover contest drew 837 guys who embody selflessness, grit, and triumph. Their stories can inspire you to greatness.” For their prospective Ultimate Guy cover, they sought out men who “define success on their own terms, give back to their communities, and express courage.” Boniface was nominated by a friend in DC. He tells us he “filled out a bunch of info” online, and sent a few photos. Then he “forgot all about it until four months later [when] Men’s Health called.” (Other runners-up profiled in the cover contest include a Colorado SWAT team officer and an Iraqi war veteran who lives in Maryland.) Saving lives is a relatively new career for him. He’d wanted to be a firefighter “since the age of 6 and my first field trip to a fire station.” But life intervened, and he was working in the financial industry in DC when 9/11 happened. He lost two friends who worked in the twin towers in NYC. Suddenly no longer satisfied with his well-paid, but less than fulfilling, career, it was a life check for him. He wanted to get back to his original plan, to “Live a life of true humanity and helping others” (even if it meant a substantial pay cut). When he applied to be a Lexington firefighter, he says he was up against 1200 candidates from all over the country, many of whom were already firefighters. He was “just a banking and finance guy.” Why Lexington? He was attracted to the “good cost of living” here. He laughs about adjustments between the big city and life here. He says, “the big difference between here and NYC is the traffic. I laugh when people say they hate the traffic. Try DC or New York! You’d never survive!” Men’s Health reports, “of the estimated 1,141,000 U.S. firefighters, 786,000 are volunteers, so competition for full-time jobs is intense. That’s where Boniface’s meatballs come in.” He obviously didn’t end up on the cover of a health magazine by overindulging, but he admits his culinary skills might have tipped the scales in his favor. “My interview went awesome and I finally told them I was a chef and cooked well. Also at the end, I told them you might as well hire me because if not I’ll be back next year and then again until you do. They had already seen me three times for the interview process so they knew I wasn’t playing.” Battalion chief and public information officer Joe Best says, “the hiring process

lasts nearly a year and consists of a written test, a physical agility test and numerous other hurdles like an oral interview and a background check. Tim was probably qualified in his other attempt but got edged out by a tenth of a point somewhere. We’re glad he stuck with it and tried again though. It’s quite a bonus knowing the Ultimate Guy works for your home town fire department!” The magazine printed his (no longer) supersecret meatballs recipe (it starts with veal, chuck, and hot Italian sausage and ends with a white wine braise). His favorite dish to prepare is penne with vodka sauce with his famous meatballs. His favorite guilty pleasures are a Godfather’s pizza or Bru burger, with “my own cheesecake.” (One of the Lexington fire chiefs wants meatballs and cheesecake every shift.) Firehouses are famous for their culinary culture, and he says, “A lot of guys are amazing chefs! We throw down at the fire station. We all love to eat but gotta balance it with exercise and eating right most of the time.”


ifesaving can be hazardous to your health. That was the inspiration behind what prompted him to tell his story in Men’s Health, a magazine he’d been reading since his teen years. “Most people don’t know that cardiac arrest is the leading cause of death for firefighters,” he explains. He hopes sharing his lifestyle — with four alarm fitness at the forefront — inspires fellow firefighters across the country to “stay in shape, eat clean, and have a long and healthy career.” He says he can see some guys packing their lunch now, and some of Lexington’s fire chiefs work out at the same gym he goes to. Chief Best has nothing but good things to say about Boniface’s moment in the spotlight. He says, “We’ve had a ton of support from Lexington and from other fire departments from around the country. It’s been great to see all the support for Tim.” It doesn’t come without the price of good-natured (if merciless) teasing. Best recalls, “Tim had to fly to New York to receive the news about the cover. While there, he caught a cold. By the time he returned to Lexington, he was in no condition to come to work. He called in sick on what would have been his first day back after receiving the big news. Needless to say, the ‘Ultimate Guy’ took a lot of ribbing for letting the sniffles get him down.” (The life he saves must be his own.)


ith four years under his belt at the Lexington Fire Department, he hasn’t looked back. He talks about the moments that reinforce for him how precious life is. “Every day I work I’m reminded. When

6’3, 250 pounds, 20-inch biceps — all the better to break down doors with if there’s a life threatening emergency on the other side. you save a life or help someone or get that thank you from grandma who has no one else looking after her and you show up to pick her up off the floor when she fell.” He still describes it as the “best job in the world.” He also prefers a career that brings with it an adrenaline rush. “Beats sitting at a desk in an office any day!” he says. What would he do if he wasn’t a firefighter? “Definitely a badass action hero! Watch out Dwayne Johnson I’m going for ya! That, or a competition eater.”

He’s a good sport about his 15 minutes of fame and current celebrity. He told Willie Geist on the Today Show “my voice is hoarse from screaming,” as they’d just come inside from a Selena Gomez performance on the plaza. Next stop, Dancing with the Stars? Plausible. For a big guy, he’s light on his feet (and was an avid dancer when he lived in NYC, including flamenco). More likely: “Lexington firehouse cookbook coming soon via yours truly!” (Maybe he’s kidding. Maybe he’s not.)

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Sayre School presents Tartuffe, 2 pm, Farish Theatre inside downtown Library


Central KY Youth Orchestra Opening Concert, 7 pm, UK Singletary Center


Crocker Book Signings, 2 pm, Morris Book Shop

READ Rich Holl and Terri

Figgs, lineup begins at 2 pm, Cosmic Charlie’s

GIGS Benefit for Amy Byers


pm, The Lexington Children’s Theatre

THEATRE Zombie In Love, 2

National Horse Show, Kentucky Horse Park


Festival. Following traditional dance performances, at dusk, guests will join dancers and musicians in a candlelight parade from the LASC to the Old Episcopal burial ground to view the exhibition of altars (ofrendas) created by local artists and community groups. 5 - 9 pm, The Living Arts and Science Center

FEST Day of the Dead



Scout’s Honor: To Kill a Mockingbird in the 21st Century (Athens West Theatre reading/ discussion; Q and A) 7:30 pm, Farish Theatre


winner Miguel, 8 pm, Memorial Coliseum



Leigh Nash (from Sixpence None the Richer)/ Tall Heights, 6:45 pm, Lyric Theatre.


Dominguez and Juan Carlos Mestre’s “Swept up in Whispers” Transy’s Morlan Gallery

ART Opening: Alexandra

exhibition game, Rupp Arena

BALL UK vs Ottawa

Triangle Park Opens

SKATE Ice Skating in


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Behind the Lens with Lee Daniels (The Butler, Empire) 7:30 pm, UK Memorial Hall



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Chris Thile, Asbury University’s Hughes Auditorium (Wilmore)



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Wax Museum, 6:45 Lyric Theatre

MUSIC Elle King/David

Annual Holly Day Market Kentucky Horse Park (through Sunday)

SHOP Junior League’s


(Cult Film Series) 8 pm, Al’s Bar

FILM The Room



National Book Award Party for Ada Limon, 6:30 pm, Wild Fig Books.

LIT Wild Fig Speakeasy:

Yes, Svetlana, There is a Grandfather Frost, 8 pm, Carriage House Theatre (through Sunday)

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UK vs. NJIT, Rupp Arena


The fourth annual Carnegie Classics event will feature a visual art exhibit, live performances, a Vegas-style buffet – all themed around Hunter S. Thompson’s Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey into the Heart of the American Dream.



More, 7:30 pm, Singletary Center

MUSIC LexPhil: Mozart &

Opening: “Improbable Baubles: Mythology,” HeadleyWhitney Museum


The Producers pm, Lexington Opera House (through Sunday)


4:30 pm, Frankfort Convention Center

LIT Kentucky Book Fair, 9 am -

Sequence, 7:30 pm, UK Singletary Center


Lyric Theatre

MUSIC Robert Cray, 7 pm,

Manchester Music Hall

FEST Stache Bash, 6 pm,

9 am, Frankfort Convention Center

FAIR Kentucky Book Fair,

Love Musik by The Cranksgiving Bike Ride, starts at 2:30 Bluegrass Opera, 7 pm, Farish pm, Courthouse Plaza Theatre (through Sunday)



UK vs Albany, Rupp

Endowment Lecture Series: Deborah Willis, Singletary Center

TALK Photography

Market, 6 - 10 pm, 700 block of Bryan Avenue

SHOP November Night

State exhibition game, Rupp Arena

BALL UK vs. Kentucky

Muertos, 7 pm, Lexington Opera House (through Saturday)

6 DANCE Dia De Los


12 13 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, 7:30 pm, Guignol Theatre (UK) (through Sunday)


at the Library, 7 pm, Farish Theatre


Broken Crow Studios presents a night for music enthusiasts (acts include Keelan Donovan, Phatten Sassi, Trending Now, The Broken, Coralee and the Townies) 7 pm, Natasha’s.


Lexington Green Dine Around, 5 pm


Ron White, 7:30 pm - 11 pm, EKU Center for the Arts


Lime Coffee and Donuts’ Joe Ross and Aaron Kersey will compete on the Cooking Channel’s Sugar Showdown, 5 pm.



Happy Thanksgiving!


15 Symphony Orchestra with Pepe Romero and The Romeros, 7:30 pm, Centre

CONCERT The Munich

16 Gary Owen, 7:15 pm, Comedy Off Broadway (through Saturday)


Auction, Keeneland

ART The Sporting Art

Holler Poets Series, 9 pm, Al’s Bar


Chef Mark Jensen, 7:30 pm, Middle Fork

EAT Chew Dinner Series:

Shearer, former director/ curator at the Guggenheim and MOMA, 6:30 pm, Singletary Center

Lexington Opera House

STAGE Oliver! 7 pm,

7:30 pm, Lyric Theatre

MUSIC Robert Earl Keen,

by Bluegrass Opera/ Balagula, 7 pm, Lexington Central Public Library (through Sunday)

THEATRE Love Musik


Southern Lights Stroll, 8 am - 5 pm, Kentucky Horse Park

RUN Girls on the Run 5K, 8


Oleika Shriners Rodeo, 6 pm, Kentucky Horse Park (through Saturday)

am, Keeneland

Humane Society Beastie Ball 2015, 5:30 pm, Griffin Gate Marriott


Hounds, followed by first hunt of the season, 10 am, Shakertown

HOUNDS Blessing of the


Stephen Rolfe Powell: “American Pyro,” 5 pm, Downtown Arts Center


Wright State vs UK, Rupp Arena


Singers: Requiem and Other Sacred Works, 7:30 pm, Singletary Center

MUSIC Lexington

opens, 5:30 pm, Kentucky Horse Park (Through Dec 31)

LIGHTS Southern Lights

UK vs Charlotte 49ers, CommonWealth Stadium

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ART Lecture by Linda

Rupp Arena

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UK vs. Boston University, Rupp Arena

8 pm, Comedy Off Broadway

COMEDY Adele Givens,

Adele Givens, 7:15 pm & 9:45 pm, Comedy Off Broadway (through Sunday)


Lighting, 6:30 pm, Triangle Square

XMAS Downtown Tree

Christmas Show, 10am - 6 pm, Lexington Center (through Sunday)

SHOP Lexington

Concert, 3 pm, UK Singletary Center

MUSIC LexPhil Candy Cane BALL UK vs Illinois State,

Christmas Show, Lexington Center.

Kelley Richey, Natasha’s


Hunger Run, 9:30 am, Keeneland

RUN/WALK Bluegrass

Junie B. Jones Jingle Bells Batman Smells, 2 pm, Lexington Children’s Theatre



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Dec 1 Christmas Parade, downtown Dec 12 Handel’s Messiah, UK Singletary Dec 18 Nutcracker in One Act, UK Singletary

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Yes, Svetlana, There is a Grandfather Frost, 2 pm, Carriage House Theatre

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Festival, Kentucky Horse Park (through Dec 31)

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Donnie Baker, 7:15 pm, Comedy Off Broadway


Till the Dogs Get Mean, 3 pm, Morris Book Shop

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Miss Massive Snowflake 9 pm Al’s Bar Grateful Monday 8 pm Cosmic Charlie’s Woodsongs: Elle King | David Wax Museum 6:45 pm Lyric Theatre Miguel 8 pm Memorial Coliseum


Fletcher C. Johnson | Las Rosas 12 am Best Friend Bar


Red Barn Radio: LaTresa | The Signal 8 pm ArtsPlace Fletcher C. Johnson 12 am Best Friend Bar Jeff Austin Band (Formerly of YMSB) 9 pm Cosmic Charlie’s Elle King/David Wax Museum, 6:45 Lyric Theatre


Torgo | Noble Giants 9 pm Al’s Bar Grayson Jenkins 8 pm Austin City Saloon Taylor Hughes 8 pm Henry Clay’s Pub Paul Groves 9 pm Horseshoes Carly Jones 9 pm Natasha’s


Restless Leg Stringband | Dublove Reggae Band 9 pm Al’s Bar Dead Balloons 10 pm Best Friend Bar Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness | New Politics 6 pm Bogart’s (Cincinnati) Taylor Hughes 8 pm Chatham’s Canadian Brass 2 pm Eastern Kentucky University Alone at 3AM | Benchmarks | Bryan Minks | Kentucky Sons 8 pm Green Lantern Ben Folds 8 pm Louisville Palace Nik West 7:30 pm Lyric Theatre LoudPvck | DJ Prof | DStapes | WallStreet | Rvtchet 9 pm Manchester Music Hall Tall, Dark and Handsome 8 pm Natasha’s Kung Fu Grip 9 pm O’Neill’s Sufjan Stevens 8 pm Procter & Gamble Arena (Cincinnati) Grayson Jenkins 7 pm Shakespeare LexPhil: Mozart & More 7:30 pm Singletary Center Borrowed Blue 10 pm Stagger Inn


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Julia Knight 9 pm Natasha’s Kung Fu Grip 9 pm O’Neill’s BadTrain Band 9 pm Patchen Pub Signature Series: The Helio Sequence | Singletary Center

Kentucky Youth and Harmony Festival 5 pm Lyric Theatre Houndmouth 8 pm Madison Theater (Covington) Johnson Brothers 8 pm Natasha’s The Space Cowboys 9 pm O’Neill’s


Bunny Boy | Joplin Rice 9 pm Al’s Bar Restless Leg String Band 9 pm Cosmic Charlie’s

Restless Leg String Band 9 pm Cosmic Charlie’s Mike Dillon Band 10 pm Cosmic Charlie’s Soulful Sunday: Benny J. Smith & Friends 7 pm Natasha’s




The Munich Symphony Orchestra | Pepe Romero and the Romeros 7:30 pm Centre College’s Norton Center Grateful Monday 8 pm Cosmic Charlie’s Woodsongs: Kacey Jones | Kinky Friedman 6:45 pm LyricTheatre TD Young 8 pm Tee Dee’s Blues Bar

Grateful Monday 8 pm Cosmic Charlie’s Woodsongs: Kacey Jones and Kinky Friedman 6:45 pm Lyric Theatre TD Young 8 pm Tee Dee’s Blues Bar




Outside the Spotlight Series: Tyler Damon & Darin Gray 7:30 pm Al’s Bar Sean Rowe 8 pm Natasha’s Sean Rowe 3 pm Parlay Social

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Frank Rocket 8 pm Best Friend Bar Strung Like A Horse 10 pm Cosmic Charlie’s Mannheim Steamroller Christmas 7:30 pm EKU Center for the Arts (Richmond) Troubadour Series: Robert Earl Keen 7:30 pm Lyric Theatre Osland/Dailey Jazztet 8 pm Natasha’s


Sheisty Khrist 10 pm Al’s Bar Mike Archer 9 pm Bigg Blue Martini Freekbass 10 pm Cosmic Charlie’s Fetty Wap 7 pm Fifth Third Arena (Cincinnati) Capital Kings 6:30 pm Manchester Music Hall Sister Hazel 8 pm Mercury Ballroom (Louisville) Special Sessions 9 pm Natasha’s The Space Cowboys 9 pm O’Neill’s Lexington Singers: Requiem 7:30 pm UK Singletary Center Grayson Jenkins 7 pm Shakespeare


Sun Street | Horse Traders | Farnsworth 9 pm Al’s Bar Dee Jay Silver 1 pm Commonwealth Stadium Ernie Haase & Signature Sound | Booth Brothers 7:30 pm EKU Center for the Arts (Richmond) The Slams 8 pm The Green Lantern Grayson Jenkins 10 pm Henry Clay’s Pub

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Sunday Service: Restless Leg String Band 10 pm Cosmic Charlie’s Lexington Philharmonic Candy Cane Concert 3 pm Singletary Center


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What’s next for Willie’s? Brews, Que, and a New Venue


t the end of September, The Food Network’s Michael Symon filmed a “Burgers, Brews and Que” segment at Willie’s Locally Known, shortly before the popular spot known for live music and barbecue closed its doors on N. Broadway. Willie’s expects to re-open in a new Southland Drive location (in the former Show Me’s space) in 2016. Some of the previously-scheduled music will be relocated to alternative venues, and some might be canceled. Located in the former (iconic) Buffalo and Dad’s location on Broadway, Willie’s developed a strong local following for BBQ, burnt ends, Bluegrass and Americana (filling the void left by the former Lynagh’s music club, and later, The Dame) with appearances by artists like Billy Joe Shaver, Alejandro Escovedo, and Dale Watson. Owner Wilson Sebastian describes the roots of the club’s origins, “When I was in the seventh grade my best friends and I formed a band. This band existed in many forms throughout the years, and still exists today actually, but in our years immediately after college we kind of hit our stride and starting getting really cool gigs opening for a lot of touring bands that would come through a place called The Dame. There was a guy in charge of The Dame at the time, Cole Skinner, and for whatever reason he liked us and gave us the opportunity to open for bands like The Avett Brothers, BR549, Alejandro Escovedo, Tim Easton and James McMurtry. Playing those shows, admittedly shows that were way out of our league, was something akin to a drug for me. When The Dame closed a short time later I made up my mind that if I was given the chance, I wanted to bring something like it back to Lexington. I guess Willie’s was really an attempt to recapture some of the wonderful experiences I had there, and that’s why the music side of what we do is so important to me. I chose to couple the music venue with a BBQ restaurant because at the time I didn’t think Lexington had any really good BBQ, and I also knew that a music venue only, without the support of a restaurant, would be very difficult to make work in Lexington. I had no experience in the restaurant business, I had never been so much as a busboy before, and the only venue experience I had had was playing a few shows at a nice club, so when the day came and I signed lease, and I realized I had both a restaurant and a music venue, that was kind of a startling realization; but I was passionate about what I was doing and was willing to put in the work, and over time Willie’s just kept getting better and better, and it still is today.” The hard work all paid off with moments like the one he shared with Billy Joe Shaver earlier this year. “After the show, when everything was returning to calm and the

guests had mostly all left buzzing from what had been an amazing experience, our entire staff having performed flawlessly, I was sort of breathing a sigh of relief and starting to feel the exhaustion take hold when I felt a tap on my shoulder… It was the man himself, Billy Joe Shaver. He said to me, and I’ll never forget this, he said ‘We don’t do this for the money. We never have. We do it for nights like this, thank you.’ And then he shook my hand and walked out the door. I was completely startled and awestruck at the same time. It was at that moment where I felt like all of the blood sweat and tears, all of the insane risk and headaches involved with what we were trying to do, became worth it; and as I watched Billy Joe’s cowboy hat disappear behind the tinted glass of his bus door I thought to myself, you took the words right out of my mouth…thank you Billy Joe.” Other than expanded space, the music is unlikely to change at the new venue on Southland. Asked to name three things he would rather do than listen to pop country, Sebastian replies, “Wow, let me sum up Pop Country for you…There’s a guy, beckoning a girl to his pickup truck to take a ride to the river. That pretty much sums it up. Honestly I can’t believe that people I know to be otherwise respectable, intelligent people, actually listen to that stuff. These folks have to realize how absurd it is. It must be their guilty pleasure I guess — I’m not immune to those, I know about The Kardashians and whatnot. I guess I’d rather watch C-Span while getting a root canal before yoga class than listen to modern pop country… but that’s just my opinion of course.”


n the restaurant side of the business, Sebastian admits he got forced a little out of his comfort zone when Chef Michael Symon and the Food Network visited for his show Burgers, Brew and ‘Que. He says, “While I’ve always enjoyed cooking, I must admit that when it comes to performing in a commercial kitchen environment, it is way, way out of my league…I’ve always depended on a talented kitchen staff with lots of experience to take care of the heavy lifting in the back of house; but when I was told by the producers at Food Network, that for this particular show they really like to feature the owner of the restaurant in the kitchen, and asked if that would be a problem…the answer to that question, the only thing standing between me and having

At left: The former Willie’s on North Broadway will soon open its new doors on Southland Drive. Above: Wilson Sebastian with Chef Michael Symon on the Food Network’s Burgers, Brew, and ‘Que.

my restaurant featured on national television show was, of course, ‘absolutely not, no problem at all’ (gulp). So I think my staff got a pretty good chuckle watching me sweat it out in front of the lights and cameras preparing our pork burger and what not, in front of one of America’s most famous chefs, all the time pretending like I did this stuff on a daily basis. We’ll have to see when the show airs if I was convincing or not I guess.” As for the motivation behind the move, he says, “while I’m intensely proud of what we accomplished on North Broadway, I was very inexperienced then. I look at it almost like a training period for my staff and me. On North Broadway we were free to experiment and figure out who we really were over time. We made a lot of mistakes and learned a lot of lessons the hard way, but on that scale, it was the kind of an environment where that was ok. It took a lot of time and experimentation to get to the product and experience that we offer today, and I feel like now it’s time to take what we can do to a larger location, one that has room for us to continue to grow and do some of the things that we’ve always wanted to do, but couldn’t” because of the limitations of the former space. Greer Companies (Coba Cocina, Cheddars, etc.) are investors in the new location and concept. Greer president, Lee Greer, says “I’ve been friends with Wilson for a long time, and we really like what he did with Willie’s. Most importantly, we love the food, and the Willie’s brand. The original Willie’s was a special place in a unique location that created a loyal following but we both agreed the concept needed more space to really become what it was really meant to be. It was time to renew the lease and service contracts or make a move. And, so, it happened just as they say, ‘when one door closes, another door opens…’” The new location at 286 Southland Drive is expected to open in 2016 — and with the larger venue comes a larger menu. Sebastian says, “under the direction of our talented new chef Tanner Stiff, we plan on offering

almost all of our current menu items, but also adding more salad options for those looking for a lighter Willie’s option, Kentucky burgoo and Texas Chili, Nashville hot chicken, BBQ and spicy chicken wraps, and a strong oyster presence. We’re going to shuck oysters behind the bar at the new place, which is something I think no one else is doing in Lexington at the moment…” Drink selections are expected to expand also. He says, “We have always focused on bourbons and craft beers behind our bar and at the new location we are expanding that further by adding an additional 14 taps and offering even more bourbon selections. We will have new craft cocktails as well, in addition to the funky and fun ones we already offer.” Willie’s will be in good company on Southland Drive, a thriving corridor already populated with longstanding local flavor like Winchell’s, Good Foods Co-Op, and the Habitat ReStore. Sebastian says, “We can’t wait to be part of what is a collection of great independently owned businesses there. Southland has a lot of soul, an established group of music oriented retail shops, and a great neighborhood surrounding it.” Greer adds, “We love this area and its rich history of being ‘local.’ Greer is all in on Southland (as you know from our upscale Hampton Inn and our retail center opening soon at the gateway / entrance). As Lexington’s original retail shopping destination, the Southland corridor boasts a long parade of independent and local operators with a passion for their business. That’s Willie’s. It’s a fun place where guests have a great time… laughing, dancing, singing and talking to the band or the guy on the sound board. It’s an experience over just another dining option. Our group is excited for the ride. Willie’s Locally Known was and still is a big hit without us so I encourage everyone to remind me to stay the hell out of the way and not screw it up!’

11 November 2015

Eat November: Lexington food and restaurant news BY MEGAN FRIDAY

Carla Hall


BurgerFi, a growing burger chain, has plans to open a location in Fayette Mall. The restaurant has an upscale casual feel paired with a coffee shop atmosphere. Their burgers are made to order, and the restaurant will also serve wine, craft beer and microbrews.

Willie’s Locally Known on North Broadway has closed with plans to move to a location on Southland drive and re-open in 2016.


You may have heard that Commonwealth Stadium is now offering Kentucky Proud food options. Here is a guide for what’s local: the Bluegrass Burger with Chop Shop ground beef and Sassy Redhead Cheese from the Boone Creek Creamery, the Spicy Cat Tail from the UK College of Agriculture butcher shop, the chili cheese dog with Boone Creek cheese, Hickory King Collective corn chips, and Bev’s Brittle peanut brittle, along with a couple other options.

Lexington Green Dine Around at JosephBeth Booksellers is Nov. 5, 5 pm. A progressive dinner that includes food, drinks and alcohol from Palmers Fresh Grill, Polo’s at the Hilton, and Bronte Bistro. A Holiday Sampling Event hosted by the Good Foods Co-op on Nov. 13, 5 pm, offers a sneak peek (and taste) of Thanksgiving. Event starts at 5 pm at the store and features live music by guitarist Michael Fogler along with plenty of holiday samples.

HopCat opened in the Square on Oct 24. The new bar is serving as many as 140 craft beers, about 40 from Kentucky, and food “your mom would make if she loved craft beer.” (The Crack Fries have made Food Network Magazine’s list for America’s 10 Best French Fries).

Death and Diamonds, a murder mystery dinner train ride on Nov. 14, 5 pm on the Lexington Dinner Train.

Chew, a LexEffect Dinner Series, will have their Fall event on Nov 18, 7:30 pm at Middle Fork. Featuring a local menu by Chef Mark Jensen of Middle Fork featuring local bourbon cocktails. This dinner is chef driven, farm to table, with a locally sourced seasonal menu and craft beer.

LaRosa’s, a Cincinnati pizzeria, has plans of expanding to Lexington in 2016 under a franchise agreement with Lexington native Terry Seaborn. Terry and his son-in-law Chabrel Joseph are huge LaRosa’s fans and hope to open more locations in the Lexington area. The first location will be in the new Keene center just off US Highway 27.

La Petite Delicat is opening a location on 445 South Ashland Avenue on Dec 1st. Sylviana Herrin, whose macarons you may have spotted at the farmers market, is opening the store to sell her macarons, madeleines, cookies, coffee and macaron ice cream sandwiches with Crank & Boom ice cream.

Meats BBQ Market, a new venture from BHG, opened in the Lansdowne Shopping Center. They offer classic bbq with local flavor along with many sides and desserts. They have an eat-in area but their main focus is large to-go orders for take-out, delivery and catering.

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Whooo Wants Waffles is a new contender in the Lexington food truck scene, serving up authentic Liege waffles with a large array of dessert toppings (with the option of a Sav’s Chill scoop to top it off).

Fresh Food Adventure: Kentucky Wild, a monthly dining series celebrating Kentucky food and spirits, will be held on Nov 21, 6:30 pm at Shaker Village. Listen to a local musician while you enjoy an all-inclusive dinner and spirits menu brought to you by guest chefs and mixologists

Top: Pie Five opens at Fayette Mall. Above: Joe Ross and Aaron Kersey, from North Lime Coffee and Donuts, prepare for their upcoming spots on the Cooking Channel’s Sugar Showdown. At right: La Petite Delicat will open on Ashland Avenue.

North Lime Coffee and Donuts’ Joe Ross and Aaron Kersey will be competing on the Cooking Channel’s Sugar Showdown, on Thursday, November 5 at 9 pm. Sayre grads have opened Pie Five Pizza in

Fayette Mall. They offer build-your-own pies in a casual setup similar to Chipotle.

Another Lexington food truck has added a brick and mortar location. Rolling Oven has opened inside Dodd’s Corner in Nicholasville.

To submit a Lexington Food, Wine, or Spirits Event to be considered for the Ace calendar, please go to the Ace online calendar, and click “Submit” (upper right on the Menu bar). For restaurant advertising, call Ace Advertising at 859.225.4889 x229.


Adapting the Turkey


was at the farmers’ market on a cool gray morning with low hanging clouds spitting a damp mist. It was dead. I stopped by Bray’s Farm stand to chat with a friend. It was far from ideal market weather. After passing by familiar vendors on the way to my car, it happened. While marveling over wonderfully aromatic individually-bundled baby celery stalks from Elmwood Farm, I reached across the table and grabbed an acorn squash from a heaping basket of squash. At that very moment, I crossed the line. I officially surrendered my lusty desires for vibrant fresh summer produce, replacing them with more languid yearnings for mellow soft-hued autumn produce. Until then, I’d resisted the temptation by clinging to the final bright vestiges of summer. I finally acquiesced. Inspired by that humble acorn squash, I decided to pull a full monty, throw convention to the wind, and roast a turkey for our Sunday supper. Well...kind of. Feel free to adapt for your Thanksgiving table. A dear friend recently gave us a pound of gorgeous bacon from her family’s farm. I used and abused it for our roasted turkey. After unfurling the bacon from its packaging, I overlapped several strips of the bacon on parchment paper before plopping a three-pound boneless turkey breast on top of the bacon shingles, seasoning it with fresh rosemary, salt, and pepper. I carefully pulled the bacon slices around the turkey breast, secured it with kitchen twine, and placed the larded breast into a roasting pan along with wedged candy onions and whole baby celery stalks. I sprinkled additional fresh rosemary, salt, and pepper over the bacon harness, poured a cup of chicken stock into the roasting pan, and slid the bacon-bundled turkey into a 350 degree oven to roast for 1 1/2 to 2 hours, or until the internal temperature was 165 degrees. While the turkey made merry in the oven, I sliced the acorn squash into quarters and


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removed the seeds. After seasoning it with salt, pepper, and olive oil, I slid the squash into the oven to par-roast, uncovered, for 20 minutes before pulling it out and dousing it with butter, brown sugar, orange zest, freshly squeezed orange juice, and fresh thyme sprigs. I covered the squash with aluminum foil and placed it back into the oven to roast/braise for an additional 45 minutes. When the squash was thoroughly cooked, I pulled it from the oven and let it warm on the stovetop while the turkey finished roasting. The aromas wafting from our kitchen were ridiculous. Turkey. Bacon. Rosemary. Brown sugar. Squash. Heaven. I melted into my tufted chenille parlor chair for a few glasses of wine while we anticipated our Sunday supper. Eventually, I pulled the turkey from the oven and checked the temperature. It was perfect. The bacon had crisped and caramelized into a salty sweet aromatic bacon shell. I tented the turkey and let it rest for ten minutes. Before slicing the turkey, I removed it to a cutting board, placed the roasting pan over medium heat, added a pinch of flour, and whisked together a quick pan sauce from the roasted turkey and bacon drippings. Using the bacon slices as a guide, I sliced the turkey into medallions, drizzled them with pan gravy, and feathered fresh rosemary leaves over the top. I dropped the candied squash around the turkey.The turkey was incredibly moist and tender with succulent juices trapped and sealed within the crispy bacon skin. While the bacon provided salty crunch, the oozing buttery sweet roasted acorn squash balanced it with soft earthy undertones. It’s a new season at the market. One I’ll embrace with open arms.

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Real Estate

REAL ESTATE: Properties recently sold in Fayette Co.

*Source: Lexington PVA


Sep 28 2361 The Woods Ln $575,000 Sep 22 1710 Bon Air Dr $525,000 Sep 21 1804 Bimini Rd $480,000 Oct 1 340 Irvine Rd $460,000 Sep 29 1010 Honeycreek Dr $427,000 Oct 1 1214 Richmond Rd $421,000 Sep 16 137 Preston Ave $419,900 Sep 25 3344 Overbrook Dr $415,000 Sep 18 2004 Des Cognets Ln $385,000 Sep 21 801 Cahaba Rd $365,000 Sep 23 2059 Norborne Dr $336,000 Sep 22 357 Henry Clay Blvd $335,000 Sep 25 3400 Nantucket Dr $317,500 Sep 21 1616 Tates Creek Rd Unit 8 $317,500 Oct 2 305 Duke Rd $315,000 Sep 18 290 Malabu Dr $270,000 Sep 9 1223 Kastle Rd $259,000 Sep 17 622 Central Ave Unit 5 $256,000 Oct 1 209 Clay Ave $250,000 Sep 25 1032 Chinoe Rd $247,000 Sep 25 3705 Barrow Wood Ln $227,500 Sep 29 3220 Tates Creek Rd $226,000 Sep 28 208 Owsley Ave $225,000 Sep 2 310 Idle Hour Dr $200,000 Oct 2 372 Duke Rd $160,900 Oct 1 1000 Moundview Pl $152,000 Sep 22 1167 Turkey Foot Rd Unit 38 $145,000 Sep 22 828 Melrose Ave $142,500


Sep 18 746 Cindy Blair Way $297,500 Sep 18 1831 Nicholasville Rd $244,900 Sep 30 3404 Cornwall Dr $235,000

Sep 28 208 State St $200,000

Sep 25 628 Worcester Rd $90,000

Sep 28 1051 Darley Rd $78,300

Sep 23 3386 Tisdale Dr $197,900

Sep 30 612 Nakomi Dr $77,000

Sep 18 635 Warrington Dr $70,100

Sep 30 102 Hiltonia Park $193,000 Sep 29 488 Wellington Gardens Dr $184,000 Sep 18 268 Melbourne Way $180,000

Sep 28 2121 Nicholasville Rd Unit 91 $69,000

Sep 29 267 Castlewood Dr $59,900

Sep 23 204 Burley Ave $60,000

Sep 25 429 Lin Wal Rd $54,625

Sep 25 104 Elam Park $48,000

Aug 31 427 Carlisle Ave $54,325 Sep 23 933 Darley Dr $38,000

Aug 31 3128 Comanche Trl $180,000 Sep 25 205 Lackawanna Rd $169,000 Sep 24 3348 Boston Rd $162,000 Sep 18 564 Hadlow St $155,000 Sep 25 458 Osprey Cir $154,400 Sep 23 2557 Sun Seeker Ct $145,000 Oct 1 3641 Trepassey Ct $141,000 Sep 18 2832 Ark Royal Way $137,500 Sep 23 554 Halifax Dr $137,500 Sep 16 290 Winn Way $136,000 Aug 5 218 Reed Ln $132,000

Sep 30 2503 Windsor Ct $225,000

Sep 18 615 Cecil Way $131,000

Sep 28 836 Quarter Horse Ct $205,000

Sep 25 600 Vincent Way Unit 1307 $108,000

Sep 23 3217 Tudor Dr $205,000

Sep 28 263 Zandale Dr $102,000

Sep 22 332 Hillcrest Ave $36,700


Sep 9 229 Carlisle Ave $25,000

Sep 18 625 Lane Allen Rd $200,000 Sep 4 888 Maywick Dr $151,000 Sep 18 127 Westgate Dr $145,750 Sep 18 727 Della Dr $135,000

Sep 29 2192 Stephens Ln $135,000 Sep 30 1710 Normandy Rd $132,950

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Oct 1 350 E Short St Unit 332 $340,000 Sep 30 200 W Second St Unit 301 $240,000


Sep 24 1909 Port Royal Ct $132,500

Sep 23 515 N Broadway $867,500

Sep 28 1944 Alexandria Dr $126,000

Sep 25 513 S Mill St $285,000

Sep 25 2133 Larkspur Dr $122,500

Sep 28 707 W Short St $282,000

Sep 4 848 Pinkney Dr $121,000

Sep 30 456 N Limestone $231,000

Sep 23 730 Della Dr $104,000

Sep 2 260 Bell Pl $225,000

Sep 23 2290 Yarmouth Ct


Sep 9 125 Forest Ave Unit 3203 $94,000

Sep 25 2239 Winterberry Dr $60,000

Aug 18 449 Cunningham Ln $87,500


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Sep 25 334 E Second St $65,000 Oct 2 148 Alabama Ave $55,000

Sep 30 1703 Courtney Ave $125,330

Sep 11 623 N Upper St $45,000

Sep 30 1114 Oak Hill Dr $114,500

Sep 22 146 Alabama Ave $35,000

Aug 31 621 Northside Dr $106,000

Aug 24 780 Bennett Ave $34,000

Sep 29 738 Damel Ct $102,000

Sep 29 416 Chestnut St $22,500

Sep 25 623 Charlbury Rd $97,000

Sep 10 826 Charles Ave $19,000

Sep 28 637 Anniston Dr $94,900

Sep 30 347 Ohio St $16,000

Sep 24 581 Lin Wal Rd $91,000

Sep 23 205 York St

Sep 21 1030 Carneal Rd $85,000

Sep 28 458 Georgetown St $13,200

Sep 25 521 Glenbrook St $80,500

Aug 27 446 Lindberg Dr $12,500

Sep 21 2469 Wanda Ct $80,000

Sep 29 440 Addie St $12,500

Sep 23 440 Carlisle Ave $79,900

Oct 1 313 Perry St $10,000


Free Will Astrology

By Rob Breszny

ARIES (March 21-April 19): On a January morning in 1943, the town of Spearfish, South Dakota experienced very weird weather. At 7:30 a.m. the temperature was minus 4 degrees Fahrenheit. In the next two minutes, due to an unusual type of wind sweeping down over nearby Lookout Mountain, thermometers shot up 49 degrees. Over the next hour and a half, the air grew even warmer. But by 9:30, the temperature had plummeted back to minus 4 degrees. I’m wondering if your moods might swing with this much bounce in the coming weeks. As long as you keep in mind that no single feeling is likely to last very long, it doesn’t have to be a problem. You may even find a way to enjoy the breathtaking ebbs and flows. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): How dare you be so magnetic and tempting? What were you thinking when you turned up the intensity of your charm to such a high level? I suggest you consider exercising more caution about expressing your radiance. People may have other things to do besides daydreaming about you. But if you really can’t bring yourself to be a little less attractive — if you absolutely refuse to tone yourself down — please at least try to be extra kind and generous. Share your emotional wealth. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): In the last ten days of November and the month of December, I suspect there will be wild-card interludes when you can enjoy smart gambles, daring stunts, cute tricks, and mythic escapades. But the next three weeks will not be like that. On the contrary. For the immediate future, I think you should be an upstanding citizen, a well-behaved helper, and a dutiful truth-teller. Can you handle that? If so, I bet you will get sneak peaks of the fun and productive mischief that could be yours in the last six weeks of 2015. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Members of the gazelle species known as the springbok periodically engage in a behavior known as pronking. They leap into the air and propel themselves a great distance with all four feet off the ground, bounding around with abandon. What evolutionary purpose does this serve? Some scientists are puzzled, but not naturalist David Attenborough. In the documentary film Africa, he follows a springbok herd as it wanders through the desert for months, hoping to find a rare rainstorm. Finally it happens. As if in celebration, the springboks erupt with an outbreak of pronking. “They are dancing for joy,” Attenborough declares. Given the lucky breaks and creative breakthroughs coming your way, Cancerian, I foresee you doing something similar. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): “A very little key will open a very heavy door,” wrote Charles Dickens in his short story “Hunted Down.” Make that one of your guiding meditations in the coming days, Leo. In the back of your mind, keep visualizing the image of a little key opening a heavy door. Doing so will help ensure that you’ll be alert when clues about the real key’s location become available. You will have a keen intuitive sense of how you’ll need to respond if you want to procure it. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): The ancient Hindu text known as the Kama Sutra gives extensive advice about many subjects, including love and sex.

“Though a man loves a woman ever so much,” reads a passage in chapter four, “he never succeeds in winning her without a great deal of talking.” Take that as your cue, Virgo. In the coming weeks, stir up the intimacy you want with a great deal of incisive talking that beguiles and entertains. Furthermore, use the same approach to round up any other experience you yearn for. The way you play with language will be crucial in your efforts to fulfill your wishes. Luckily, I expect your persuasive powers to be even greater than they usually are. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): I encourage you to be super rhythmical and melodious in the coming days. Don’t just sing in the shower and in the car. Hum and warble and whistle while shopping for vegetables and washing the dishes and walking the dog. Allot yourself more than enough time to shimmy and cavort, not just on the dance floor but anywhere else you can get away with it. For extra credit, experiment with lyrical flourishes whenever you’re in bed doing the jizzle-skazzle. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): I expect you to be in a state of continual birth for the next four weeks. Awakening and activation will come naturally. Your drive to blossom and create may be irresistible, bordering on unruly. Does that sound overwhelming? I don’t think it will be a problem as long as you cultivate a mood of amazed amusement about how strong it feels. To help maintain your poise, keep in mind that your growth spurt is a natural response to the dissolution that preceded it.

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SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): “Just as a snake sheds its skin, we must shed our past over and over again.” So says Buddhist teacher Jack Kornfield. Can you guess why I’m bringing it to your attention, Sagittarius? It’s one of those times when you can do yourself a big favor by sloughing off the stale, wornout, decaying parts of your past. Luckily for you, you now have an extraordinary talent for doing just that. I suspect you will also receive unexpected help and surprising grace as you proceed.

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CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Speaking on behalf of your wild mind, I’m letting you know that you’re due for an immersion in revelry and festivity. Plugging away at business as usual could become counterproductive unless you take at least brief excursions to the frontiers of pleasure. High integrity may become sterile unless you expose it to an unpredictable adventure or two.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): For the next three weeks, it’s in your long-term interest to invoke a visceral sense of potency, dominion, and sovereignty. What clothes and trappings might stimulate these qualities in you? Those of a king or queen? A rock star or CEO? A fairy godmother, superhero, or dragon-tamer? Only you know which archetypal persona will help stir up your untapped reserves of confidence. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): It’s time to stretch the boundaries, Pisces. You have license to expand the containers and outgrow the expectations and wage rebellion for the sheer fun of it. The frontiers are calling you. Your enmeshment in small talk and your attachment to trivial wishes are hereby suspended. Your mind yearns to be blown and blown and blown again! I dare you to wander outside your overly safe haven and go in quest of provocative curiosities.

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Pet Pick Dudley 1.5 years old 56 lbs Irish Terrier Mix

Dudley Do-Right’s the name, and this goofy guy does his best to live up to it! He’s a friendly, handsome youngster with a big heart that he’s happy to share with just about anybody (except maybe Snidely Whiplash), and he’s willing to put in all the overtime it takes to win your heart. We’re guessing it won’t take much once you meet him, though; if your family is looking for an active, outgoing canine companion, Dudley Do-Right just can’t be beat! Come meet him at the Adoption Center today, or call 859.873.5491 to find out more. Photo by Regi Goffinet

Ace Weekly and the Woodford Humane Society remind you to spay and neuter your pets.

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