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on the cover p5 WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT ALFALFA?

With sale possible, landmark restaurant considers the future.

features P4 OUT AND ABOUT

Pics from Kentucky basketball, Free to Breathe event, Wake Up Santa, Bikes for the Bluegrass, Go Red luncheon, and Blessing of the Hounds, and annual ice skating downtown.

a&e p10 EAT DECEMBER: Lexington Restaurant News p11 JUST THE BEST CHRISTMAS COOKIES Family traditions can be important not to mention delicious .


Winter doesn’t stop the need to

plan your home’s landscaping.


What sold, where, and for how much?

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Wake Up Santa

Photos by Walter Cornett

Kentucky vs. Duquesne




Blessing of the Hounds

Ice skating in Triangle Park

Photos by Shaker Village

out & about

Photos by David Cronen

Bikes for the Bluegrass

Louis Zoellar Bickett 4 December 2016

Free to Breathe Run/Walk

Go Red Luncheon

Lexington culinary institution to sell after 43 years

Past and present members of Alfalfa’s staff turn out for a 40th anniversary celebration in 2013.

What’s next for Alfalfa?


In a city where most restaurants are lucky to survive a year, Alfalfa Restaurant has stuck around for 43. Built on $2,000 and the idea of food quality before anything else, the restaurant was opened by a group of students who wanted to sell healthy food at reasonable prices. Last month, Alfalfa announced on Facebook that current owners Jim Happ and Betsey Moses plan to sell the restaurant. Sort of. Happ wrote, “There comes a time when a transition is necessary. After 27 years of being part of the loving team at Alfalfa Restaurant, this is one of those times. Betsey and I need to step aside as the owners of Alfalfa. We are open to ideas, possibilities, dreams… We have a core group of dedicated employees with limited funds and a history of giving beyond expectations, who are willing to offer sweat equity along with their management experience to own part of the business, and maintain the culture and the product which has persisted for 43 years.” Parties interested in sharing ownership, pursuing sole ownership, or discussing other ideas for the restaurant, can contact them at

Photographer Guy Mendes and his wife Page Prewitt Mendes prepare to take the anniversary picture.


s one of Lexington’s oldest

restaurants, Alfalfa opened in 1973 with a limited menu that incorporated fresh, local foods before it was cool. The menu has grown, but still hews closely to that concept with its use of ingredients from local farms and original recipes like the Hoppin’ John. Today, Alfalfa serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and is known for vegetarian and vegan-friendly options (although it is not a vegetarian/vegan restaurant, a common misperception). A year after it opened its doors in 1973,

the restaurant was bought by Marina Ubaldi, along with Jeff Gitlin. Marina was a talented cook and under her ownership, Alfalfa became one of Lexington’s first brunch options. Throughout the 90s, Alfalfa won Best Pancake in Ace’s Best of Lexington Readers’ Poll so many times that the category was eventually retired. It’s still no surprise their buttermilk blueberry buckwheat pancakes became, and remain, a Lexington brunch favorite. In 1987, Ubaldi moved to Florida and sold the restaurant to dishwasher Jake Gibbs (now a Lexington Fayette Urban/ County Government council person), baker Tom Martin, waitress Cathy Martin and carpenter Peter Fleming. Loyal customers didn’t want to see the restaurant go, and offered employees money to keep the place in business. More changes would come in 2004 when Jim Happ, who invested in the restaurant back in 1987, became the sole owner. A year later, Happ moved Alfalfa from its 30-year home on University of Kentucky campus to its current downtown home on Main Street

at Lexington’s Downtown Arts Center. And yes, the Birkenstocks did follow. Regular patrons were skeptical about whether Alfalfa would survive in its new location, but the restaurant remained a familiar home for a diverse crowd. In 2013, Alfalfa celebrated its 40th anniversary. Friends and Alfalfa alums came for carrot cake, hoppin’ John, live music and assembled for the traditional group photo. Alfalfa developed into a community hub that transcended location and ownership evolution. The restaurant remains open, and the owners have posted, “There has been a great level of interest expressed and we are very confident that Alfalfa will be continuing.” The prospective fate of the lease at Alfalfa, and the neighboring Ann Tower gallery at the Downtown Arts Center (after Tower’s sudden and untimely death in November) is not known at this time. An Ann Tower retrospective at the Gallery is planned for January.

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SAVING MYSELF Local installations celebrate the art career of Louis Bickett

Above: Louis Bickett photographed at “Art After Dark.” Left: Students were inspired by the art of Bickett.

BY KRISTINA ROSEN Driven by the shared belief of art in unlikely places, 20 students from the University of Kentucky created “Art After Dark” to celebrate Lexington artist Louis Bickett and his exhibit, “Saving Myself.” As part of the Arts Entrepreneurship class at the University of Kentucky students are asked to impact the community through original arts programming. This semester, they collaborated with the UK Art Museum. Bickett’s voice for the arts in Lexington was prescient decades ago, when he wrote of Arturo Sandoval in 1991, “Those are the things that tell you this odd thing is about a flag and its country. This black work, ‘State of the Union No. 11 – Silence is Acceptance,’ was made for the 1989 University of Kentucky Faculty Show at the Contemporary Museum of Art in Lexington. It has an overall appearance of a burnt object and image — or of a thing that was buried in the earth for a long time. Burnt by a terrorist? Or the artist? Buried by a freedom fighter? A funeral shroud or relic (true or false one)? I could list the associations for several pages of all the things I thought of when I first viewed this work two years ago. It is a work of beauty and terror. If you don’t think of what freedom is and its importance to society, ours and others, and if you don’t think of our current liberty endangerments — voter apathy, poverty, war, racism, etc — when viewing this work, then you don’t think.” “The UK Art Museum is in the heart of campus, but many people don’t know about it,” says Matthew McMahon, Executive Director of the event. “You don’t need to have an artistic background to see the importance of art, it matters to everyone.” This past August, the UK Art Museum installed the exhibit “Louis Zoellar Bickett: Saving Myself.” With the desire to showcase work from local artists and with Bickett’s diagnosis last year of ALS, the museum knew it was time for a community-wide retrospective of what Bickett’s been doing for the past 40 years. Additional exhibits this Fall at 21C Museum Hotel, Institute 193, and UK Hospital have curated various aspects of his life’s work. In 1972, Bickett’s interest in documenting

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ordinary objects peaked after watching his mother sort family photos. Soon after, he began collecting and cataloging thousands of items from his daily life. This ongoing project has become known as “The Archive,” and contains everything from dirt from the grave of Patrick Edward Madden to a knife and fork used by Seamus Heaney at a la lucie in 2006. As a self taught artist who uses his life and the city of Lexington as his canvas, Bickett argues there is no separation between being in the world and making art. Items in his collection include coffee cups, receipts, photographs, newspaper clippings, and even bodily fluids. While Bickett is best known for his ongoing archive, as well as many decades as one of Lexington’s best known restaurant servers at a la lucie’s, he works in various mediums. Throughout the past four decades, Bickett has created hundred of projects, many that are object-based, along with photographic essays, sculptures and poetry. Bickett describes his works as a construction of identity more than an autobiography. Although he prefers not to be labeled a “political artist,” Bickett’s art takes on themes such as inequality, sexuality, and racial violence. In 1989, Bickett began his performance work in cultural “mudding.” During these performance pieces, Bickett applied mud to nude models while live music or recorded sounds played in the background. The most recent mudding performance took place at Al’s Bar last year. With this project, his work transitions from object based to concept based. As expected, mild controversy accompanied these live performances, yet Bickett didn’t offer an explanation, claiming “you either get it or you don’t.” Bickett was diagnosed with ALS shortly after his days as a server came to an end when a la lucie’s closed. He faced the challenge of failing health, supporting himself, preserving his archive, and the need to move to a one-level home to accommodate mobility issues. As Bickett began boxing up his many collections at his home on High Street in preparation for the move, Stuart Horodner, director of the UK art museum, thought the timing was right for a retrospective.

A New York native and former art director in Atlanta, Horodner came to Lexington in hopes of engaging local and regional artists with the art museum. Horodner recognizes the uniqueness of Bickett’s work, forgetting sometimes that it’s art through its simple meaning and tactful approach. When planning the exhibit, Horodner was able to choose what pieces he’d incorporate from “The Archive.” Bickett gives curators the freedom to compare and contrast, as well as take items from various projects within his collection. Through this open collaboration, curators and museum directors could help tell Bickett’s story. “Stuart wanted to represent a range of Louis’s collections, such as works he’s created by altering found objects, like books or lawn jockeys,” explained Janie Welker, Curator of Exhibitions & Collections for the UK Art Museum. Horodner also came up with the title “Saving Myself” as a play on words. The UK art museum described the exhibit as “the story of one man’s awareness of time, place and connectivity to others.” “Louis’s collection consists of belongings, gifts, and souvenirs he has saved.” Welker continues, “But for a true artist, the act of making art is really what saves them. Louis’s life is his art.” “Saving Myself” examined Bickett’s work regarding religion, sexuality, civil war and regional history. Besides jars of objects and self sent postcards, the exhibit displayed boxes that served as architectural devices. Horodner believes the presence of the boxes needed to be part of the story, stockpiling everything the artist has done previously. Along with Horodner’s efforts to give the community a look at Bickett’s work, other arts organizations, including Lexington Art League, 21C Museum and Hotel, and Institute 193 hosted special exhibits dedicated to Bickett.

The Art After Dark event included a tour of the art museum. “We wanted people to leave Art After Dark thinking about Bickett’s exhibit and wanting to come back to the museum,” said McMahon. “The name of his exhibit says it all: art has the power to save your life.”

21C Museum and Hotel will continue to exhibit “Louis Zoellar Bickett: What You Don’t Surrender The World Strips Away” until April 2017. Bickett’s installation at UK Hospital, “The Kentucky Dirt Project: 120 Counties” is permanent.



The 11th Annual Reindeer Ramble 5K run/walk is at Keeneland on Dec. 10. Participants are encouraged to wear their favorite holiday sweater, or “holiday festive” attire while supporting scholarships for kids attending the YMCA. Sky Zone Lexington will be hosting Toddler Time on Saturday Dec 10 with Santa joining in the fun. Toddler Time is open to jumpers 5 years and younger. Santa will be stopping by at noon if older kids want a chance to say hello. Regular jump time will begin at 11a.m. for all ages. The Rollergirls of Central Kentucky are hosting their Fifth Annual Holiday Bazaar at the Plantory on Dec. 10 at 10 am. There will be a variety of artisans and vendors, a bake sale, and a silent auction. Support local Roller Derby by visiting vendors including LuLaRoe, Matilda Jane, Sadistic Mistress Hot Sauces, Mom Can Paint, and more.

TO HAVE A LITTLE CHRISTMAS FUN From Dec. 1 until Jan. 2, drive through Buffalo Trace Distillery for a holiday lights display from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. every night. Trans-Siberian Orchestra is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, and will bring back The Ghosts of Christmas Eve to Rupp Arena on Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m.. Illuminated Evening starts Friday, Dec. 2 at 5 p.m. at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill and runs through Dec. 23. Charles Dickens’ classic, “ A Christmas Carol” is at Waveland State Historic Site on Dec. 2-4 and Dec. 9-11. Follow from room to room as the drama plays out right in front of you. Santa will be in the barn each performance an hour before the first scheduled performance. The Junior League of Lexington’s 10th Annual Holly Day Market will bring more than 70 vendors to Kentucky Horse Park Alltech Arena on Dec. 2 through Dec. 4. Vendors will sell jewelry; clothes for women, men and children; toys; books; holiday decorations; ornaments; art; food; and much more. Plus, the Holly Day Market offers daily events and activities for everyone including a much anticipated visit from Santa. The Vineyard Community Church will host its Breakfast with Santa event on Saturday, Dec. 3 from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Celebrate Bach & Bibelots and enjoy music, art, and drinks while learning more about education programs of the Chamber Music Festival of Lexington and the HeadleyWhitney Museum of Art Saturday, Dec. 3. from 6 until 8 p.m. Ticket price includes live music, admission to the museum, and a signature cocktail from Jack Rudy Cocktail Company. The Women of Faith Circle of Liberty Road Faith Fellowship is hosting a holiday crafts class on Saturday, Dec. 3, from 2 to 5 p.m. in Kearns Hall of the church, 2734 Liberty Road. Craft kits are available and instructors will be on hand to help you make holiday decorations for your home or for gifts. Call the church at 859.277.0420 for information and to inquire about the kits.

food, drinks, and a silent auction.

Alltech along with Dr. Everett McCorvey and the University of Kentucky Opera Theatre puts on the Alltech Celebration of Song, a community concert featuring talented young singers from the Alltech Young Vocal Scholarship Competition, special guest artists, and the public. The event will be held Sunday, Dec. 11 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. A Kentucky Christmas at Ashland will be held Saturday, Dec. 3. Stroll the grounds during the Kentucky Market from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The market features local artisans, farm fresh edibles, fine art, jewelry, and handmade gifts. Specialty sandwiches and white chicken chili will be served at the cafe. After the market, stick around for the Ashland Illumination at dusk where organizers will light several trees and outbuildings around the mansion. Following the Illumination will be candlelight tours of the mansion. Brenda Lee, known for the song “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” will perform in Danville at Centre College’s Norton Center for the Arts on Saturday, Dec. 3 at 8 p.m. The Bluegrass Brunch and Artist Market takes place at Manchester Music Hall on Sunday, Dec. 4 at 11 a.m. The market will feature mimosas, bloody Mary’s, egg nog and waffles as well as over 25 artists for holiday gift ideas. There will also be live music from local band A Little More and the Henry High School Choir. A Very Wine and Pop-Tarts Christmas with Granola Culture will be held Sunday, Dec. 4 from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Granola Culture, 804 North Limestone. Part of Granola Culture’s Holiday Charity Day event, A Very Wine & PopTarts will be premiering new Lexington-made short films from local filmmakers Wine & Pop-Tarts as a benefit for the Lexington Firefighters Toy Program. New, unwrapped toys will be collected for the Lexington Firefighters Toy Program. The Christmas Parade will be on Main Street between Midland and Mill on Tuesday, Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. Handel’s Messiah will be presented Friday, Dec. 9 at the Singletary Center for the Arts, starting at 7:30 p.m. The Lexington Singers annual performance of Handel’s “Messiah” features the most musicians on one stage in central Kentucky for this baroque masterpiece. With a talented corps of guest soloists, including Lexington’s own Metropolitan Opera tenor Gregory Turay, baroque orchestra. The Jingle Bell Bash, hosted by Friends of Bluegrass Conservancy, will be held Friday, Dec. 9, starting at 7 p. m. at the Hunt-Morgan House, 201 North Mill Street. Celebrate 25,624 acres of Bluegrass land conservation with live music,

The 2016 Christmas Handbell Concert is on Monday, Dec. 12 at First United Methodist Church from 7:30 to 8:45 p.m. Wine + Market will be hosting the Holiday Food + Wine pairing class on Friday, Dec. 14 at 6 p.m. They will offer bitesized samples of holiday side dishes and pair them with the appropriate wine. Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical will be presented Friday, Dec. 16 at the Eastern Kentucky University Center for the Arts, starting at 7 p.m. The stop-motion classic Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical soars off the screen and onto the stage this holiday season. The Bluegrass Youth Ballet presents “The Nutcracker in One Act” in the Singletary Center for the Arts Concert Hall on Dec. 16 at 7 p.m. and Dec. 17 at 3 p.m.. Two of Kentucky’s finest MCs, Devine Carama & Sheisty Khrist, hit the stage together to perform tracks from their classic solo albums “Cold Winter” and “Kingtucky” and more as part of the “A Cold Night In Kingtucky” program Friday, Dec, 16 from 9 p.m. until midnight at Al’s Bar of Lexington. A limited number of both copies will be available. More information coming soon. The Nest Center will be accepting donations during the 2016 Reindeer Express on Dec. 16 at 9 a.m. They will be accepting new toys, such as Lego sets, dolls, art supplies, and coloring books for children between newborns and 5 yearsold, new winter outerwear and holiday wrapping paper, gift bags and tape. The Enchanted Holiday Masquerade Ball will be held Saturday, Dec. 17 from 9:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. in the Lexington Center. This event will feature Maestro J “The Blazin’ Violinist and band, DJ DCeezy, and a plenty of glamour. A Carol Sing will be hosted at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 18, at Liberty Road Faith Fellowship, 2734 Liberty Road. Come join the congregation for celebration of the songs of the season. For more information call (859) 277-0420.

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AROUND THE CORNER JAN 3 Kentucky takes on Texas A&M

THEATER Positively

Unbreakable, 7 pm, Lyric Theatre (Fri @ 7, Sat @2)

JAN 27 Black Jacket Symphony: A Night at the Opera


EVENT Bluegrass Brunch

& Artist Market, 11 am, Manchester Music Hall

EVENT Trees of

Life: A Festival of Trees, Lexington Center

pm, Comedy Off Broadway (thru Sun)

JAN 12 Studio Players presents STOP KISS

Trans-Siberian Orchestra, 7:30 pm, Rupp


Greet, 5 pm, The Parachute Factory

Market at Michler’s, 12 pm, Michler Florist (also on Sat)

CONCERT Casting Crowns,

7 pm, Rupp Arena

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COMEDY Hal Sparks, 7:15

JAN 29 Lexington Music Awards

EVENT Community Meet &

HOLIDAY Christmas

10 am, Joseph Beth


pm, Living Arts & Science Center

JAN 20 Pippin: The Musical

Christmas Shopping Event, 12 pm, Downtown Arts Center

BOOKS Jan Brett,

KIDS Kinetic Art Night, 6

JAN 7 Limitless Leaders Leadership for Girls conference

SHOP Lexington

Lights, 5 pm, Buffalo Trace Distillery


Big Blue Santa, 6 pm, Fayette Mall

FILM Pete’s

Dragon, 6:30 pm, Farish Theater


HOLIDAY Christmas

Parade, 7 pm, Main Street

MUSIC Acoustic Jam, 7 pm,

Lex Opera House

MUSIC Joe Bonamassa, 8 pm, Singletary Center



Art therapy: a luncheon series, 11:30 am, Lyric Theatre



EAT Stir’s

Inaugural Dinner, 6 pm, Holly Hill Inn

EAT Interactive


Tours, 5:30 pm, Episcopal Church of Good Shepherd

Culinary Experience & Bourbon Charity Event, 6:30 pm, Wild Thyme

DRINK Bourbon 101 with

MUSIC Jazz! Live at the

Tim Knittel, 6 pm, Bronte Bistro


UK vs Valparaiso, 8 pm, Rupp Arena

Library, 7 pm, Farish Theater

MUSIC The TEN Tenors,

7:30 pm, EKU Center for the Arts



Illuminated Evening, 5 pm, Shaker Village (thru Dec 23)



12 Bars of Christmas, 5:45 pm, Al’s Bar

SHOP Holly Day Market, 10 am, Alltech Arena



Kentucky Christmas, 10 am, Ashland Henry Clay Estate



CHEW Brunch - Hot Toddy’s, 11 am, Lyric Theater

BALL UK vs UCLA, 12:30 pm, Rupp Arena

SHOP Night


Breakfast with Santa, 9 am, Vineyard Community Church

Market, 6 pm, Bryan Ave


Black Friday Art Sale, 7pm, Lexington Art League (& Sat)


SHIMMY for The Nest, 5 pm, Parlay Social


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“A Christmas Carol,” 6 pm, Waveland Museum (thru Sun)

KIDS Visit Santa at the

Distillery, 6 pm, Buffalo Trace (& Sat)


Deon Cole, 7:15 pm, Comedy Off Broadway


Annual Holiday Bazaar, 10 am, The Plantory


Reindeer Ramble 5K, Keeneland

SHOP GraNoLi Market, 11 am, N. Limestone

THEATER The Nutcracker, 2 pm, Lexington Opera House

MUSIC A Cathedral

Christmas, 8 pm, Christ the King

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Women’s vs Arizona State,1

pm, Rupp Arena

HOLIDAY Celebration of

Song, 5:30 pm, The Square on W. Main Street

HOLIDAY Jingle Jam, 5:30

pm, Immanuel Baptist Church

From America, 6:30 pm, Farish Theater

FILM The True Cost, 7 pm, The Kentucky Theater

CONCERT Christmas

Handbell Concert, 7:30 pm, First United Methodist Church



Evening Tour, 5

The Plantory

Lincoln’s Favorite Things pm, Mary Todd Lincoln House

FILM Secret Life of Pets, 6:30 pm, Farish Theater

CONCERT Jazzy Holiday

Space Cookie Hour, 5:30 pm,

HOLIDAY Food + Wine

Pairing Class, 6 pm, Wine + Market

FILM Chevalier, 6:30 pm,



Christmas, 10 pm, Soundbar


A Very Fairy


COMEDY Sinbad, 7:15 pm,

Comedy Off Broadway (thru Sun)

Farish Theater

Concert, 7:30 pm, Singletary


Winter Solstice Celebration, 2 pm, Arboretum

HOLIDAY Longwood

CONCERT Gospel Apollo

Longwood Antique Woods

Enchanted Holiday Masquerade Ball, 9:30 pm, Lexington Center

Antique Woods Annual Christmas Party, 6:30 pm,

Night, 6 pm, Lyric Theatre


7pm, EKU Center for the Arts

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pm, Guignol Theatre (starts Friday)

FILM The Muppets

Christmas Carol, 6:30

pm, Farish Theater

DINING High Tea Tuesday, 6:30 pm,

Waveland Historic Site

FILM Home Alone, 6:30 pm,

EVENT December

Farish Theater

Community Sing, 5 pm, Parachute Factory


The Shop Around The Corner,

6:30 pm, Farish Theater

BALL UK vs Louisville,

7 pm, KFC! Yum Center (Louisville)

EVENT Storytelling Night, 7 pm, Parachute Factory





Carol: The Musical, 2/7


6 pm, Lyric

Rudolph the Red-Nosed

Shane Mauss, 9 pm, Cosmic

A Christmas

Post Winter Market, 11 am, Versailles




SHOP Castle

Shedding The Mask on


Christmas Carol (1951), 6:30 pm, Farish Theater

COMEDY ‘Dirty’ Dutch

EVENT Wine &

Dine with Justin

HOLIDAY Christmas Eve

Wells, 6 pm, The Burl

Worship, 4 pm, South Elkhorn Christian Church

Mantell, 7:15 pm, Comedy Off Broadway


Mannheim Steamroller, 7:30 pm, Lexington Opera House

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Christmas Morning Worship, 10:30 am, South Elkhorn Christian Church


Kwanzaa Celebration, 7 pm, Lyric Theatre


Indoor Snowball Fight at Lexington Public Library – Village Branch. 11 a.m.


Live at the Library: Noble Giants, 7:30pm, Farish Theater


Yohn, 7:15 pm, Comedy Off Broadway



University of Kentucky Basketball at Ole Miss, 7 p.m.

Brian Owens & Th Deacons of Soul / The Kentucky Hoss Cats; 8:30 p.m.

RUN/WALK St. Pete’s Pacers 5K, 10 am, Kentucky Horse Park


Casino Royale, 7:30 pm, Lex Opera House


New Year’s Eve Prohibition Party, The Burl

HOLIDAY New Year’s Eve, 9 pm, 21c Museum Hotel


New Years Eve Bash, Manchester Music Hall

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North Mill Street. Celebrate 25,624 acres of Bluegrass land conservation with live music, food, drinks, and a silent auction. For ticket information, contact Laura at 859.255.4552 or email lmiller@bluegrassconservancy. org.

NEWS Louie’s Wine Dive opened at 854 East High Street, the corner of Euclid Avenue and High Street, the former Macho Nacho location. Louie’s Wine Dive will feature a seasonal menu thought the week. It will also feature Saturday and Sunday brunch.

Nothing Bunt Cakes at 2358 Nicholasville Road will have several special events in December to celebrate its opening. On Thursday, Dec. 8 at 11 a.m. there will be a formal opening with Commerce Lexington. There will also be a wine and cake tasting at 5 p.m. when guests can try different varietals paired with Nothing Bunt Cakes’ most popular cake flavors. On Friday, Dec. 9, the shop will celebrate Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Benefit Day. In memory of Maggie Cassidy, 20 percent of sales will be donated to this organization. On Saturday, Dec. 10, starting at 9 a.m., the shop is giving away free bundtlets for a year for first 50 guests with purchase (one Bundtlet per month for 12 months). From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. , the shop will host Cake-A-Palooza and enjoy a‘bundt’ant samples of the most popular flavors.

Belle’s Cocktail House at 156 Market Street recently opened a new rooftop bar. The second floor event space has been extensively renovated. Rock House Brewing at 119 Luigart Court is the latest offering in the North Limestone district. It is open Monday through Thursday from 4 until 10 p.m.; Friday from 4 p.m. to midnight; Saturday from 11 a.m. to midnight; and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. In addition to at least five of its own brews on tap, Rock House Brewing will carry other local craft beers. For more information, call 859-368-7064. J. Render’s Southern Table and Bar at 3191 Beaumont Centre Circle has expanded it bourbon selection. For reservations, call 859-533-9777. Table Three Ten has a new chef. Stephen Holden previously worked at Lockbox at 21c, National Provisions and The Apiary. The restaurant is located at 310 West Short Street in Lexington. Woodford Reserve Distillery has announced it will offer a holiday lunch buffet by chef-in-residence Ouita Michel and chef de cuisine Nat Henton. The special lunch buffett will be available through Dec. 23. Equus Run Vineyards has released its 16th annual collectors’ edition of the Holiday Blush wine. EVENTS There will be a Breakfast with Santa Saturday, Dec. 3 from 8 until 10 a.m. at Applebee’s, 1856 Alysheba Way, sponsored by the Central Kentucky Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. to support the group’s mission of investing in programs and services that create a strong foundation for children. Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus will be the special invited guests.

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Join Forcht Bank for the annual Pancakes with Santa event Saturday, Dec. 10 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. This free breakfast will include pancakes and fruit. There will be reindeer games and crafts. Donations will be accepted on behalf of the Visually Impaired Preschool Services. The breakfast will be held at the Forcht Banking Center, 2404 Sir Barton Way. Some of Lexington’s best food trucks will be on hand for the Lexington Art League Black Friday Art Sale at the Loudon House. Food trucks will serve up their specials during the sale on Dec. 2 from 7 to 10 p.m. and Dec. 3 from 2 to 7 p.m. Vineyard Community Church will host Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, Dec. 3. Everyone is invited to come eat breakfast with Santa in the Eastland campus at 1881 Eastland Parkway. Santa will be there between 9 to 10:30 p.m. A free continental breakfast will be served. There will be crafts for the kids and free photos for everyone.

A Very Wine and Pop-Tarts Christmas with Granola Culture will be held Sunday, Dec. 4 from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Granola Culture, 804 North Limestone. Part of Granola Culture’s Holiday Charity Day event, A Very Wine & Pop-Tarts will be premiering new Lexington-made short films from local filmmakers Wine & Pop-Tarts as a benefit for the Lexington Firefighters Toy Program along with many other fun, holiday-themed charitable events, all for free and all for a good cause. New, unwrapped toys will be collected for the Lexington Firefighters Toy Program. Bourbon 101 with Tim Knittel will be held Wednesday, Dec. 7 from 6 until 7:30 p.m. in the Brontë Bistro at Joseph-Beth Booksellers. Guests will sample a corn whiskey (like moonshine but legal), a traditional bourbon, a premium bourbon, a rye whiskey and one of the new ‘finished style’ bourbons. T The Jingle Bell Bash, hosted by Friends of Bluegrass Conservancy, will be held Friday, Dec. 9, starting at 7 p. m. at the Hunt-Morgan House, 201

Tandoor Indian Bar and Fine Cuisine will celebrate its relocation to 3146 Maple Leaf Dr. with a ceremony Dec. 15 from noon until 1:15 p.m.

To submit a Lexington, Kentucky food, wine, or spirits news item for consideration in Ace’s Best Bites, email 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.

FOOD by Tom Yates

How to make Christmas cookies By TOM YATES


efore my family moved back to the States, our Christmases in Vienna, Austria were filled with a hodgepodge of American, German, and Austrian traditions. Tucked away in our five-story duplex apartment, we absorbed the mixed Bavarian traditions in our own American way. It was all that I knew, so I went with the flow. Santa Claus didn’t exist. We lived in a snowy world filled with St. Nickolas, Krampus (the anti-St. Nickolas), and the Christkind (the Christ Child gift-bringer). In mid November, the Austrian Christmas Markets took center stage. Almost every main public square housed a market. While Frau Olga and I shopped the regular markets daily for the basic stuff we needed, the Christmas Markets were different. The glorious music, greenery, and religious icons were mere backdrops for the endless displays of ornaments, chocolates, marzipan, and cookies. Vienna bloomed during the Christmas season. Hand in hand, mitten in mitten, Frau Olga and I would make our way through the frantic streets and crowded trolleys of Vienna in search of the markets. Occasionally, when the aromas were too much to bear, we’d pause for hot roasted chestnuts sold by curbside vendors. Served straight from glowing hot grills and tossed into small paper bags, the heavenly warm chestnut steam soothed the bitter winter air. As a kid, I never had much time to take it all in. As a mitten-tied extension of Frau Olga’s arm, I spent most of my time being pulled and yanked out of harm’s way. Still, there were stolen moments for chocolates and chestnuts. As strange as it might seem, our home didn’t reflect the spirit of the public celebrations wafting throughout the city. Whether my father followed his interpretation of tradition or used it as an excuse, we didn’t decorate for Christmas. No tree. No stockings. Nothing. There were hints and nibbles along the way. On St. Nickolas Eve (Dec. 5), my brother and I would put our largest pairs of shoes or boots outside our apartment door hoping they’d be filled with really good stuff. Of course, that all depended on Krampus, the mean evil-hornedred-tongued beastly sidekick of St Nickolas. Following tradition, on Dec. 5, he and St Nickolas visited towns and villages throughout Austria to ask all the children if they’d been good or bad during the previous year. If they answered incorrectly, Krampus chased them down with his big crooked stick to beat the them. Merry Christmas. Thankfully, he never darkened our doorstep. When Christmas Eve finally rolled around, it was like any other night. Frau Olga prepared supper and we’d help clean up the mess before going about our business of being boys. When I took to my bed on Christmas Eve, I knew the drill. Cold room. Cold bed. Closed door. Shuttered window. Darkness. Christmas Eve. The next morning, like magic, a fullydecorated Christmas tree sat smack dab in the middle of the living room. Beneath the molten hot multicolored bulbs and dangling wrinkled tinsel, unwrapped gifts and toys spilled from the base of the glowing tree. Amid the Christmas litter, when the dust cleared, Frau Olga’s Linzer cookies left for the Christkind were

always left untouched. I guess my dad never cared for Christmas cookies. Our win. Wrapped in glee, we laughed and played under poofs of powdered sugar. Austrian Christmas Linzer Cookies Linzer cookies or Linzer “Eyes” are a derivative of the iconic Linzertore, one of the oldest known tortes created in the 17th century. Using the same dough recipe as the torte ( flour, butter, egg, toasted almonds or hazelnuts), the cookies are small sandwich cookies filled with jam peeking through cutouts. Traditionally, the cutouts were small round holes (Linzer eyes). Nowadays, Linzer cookies and their cutouts can be any shape possible. After toasting 2 cups of raw whole almonds and letting them cool to room temperature, I ground them in a food processor until they resembled finely crumbled flour. In a small bowl I combined 2 cups flour, 2/3 cups ground almond flour, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, a pinch of allspice, freshly ground nutmeg, 1/2 teaspoon baking powder, and 1/4 teaspoon salt. In a separate bowl, I beat 2/3 cups sugar with 2 sticks of softened unsalted butter until the mixture was light and fluffy before adding 1 egg, lemon zest, and 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract. Adding 1/2 cup of the flour at time, I incorporated the flour mixture with the buttered sugar, kneaded it a few times to pull it together into a soft pliable dough, and divided it into two 1 1/2 inch thick discs, After wrapping each disc in plastic wrap, I slid them into the refrigerator to chill overnight. The next morning, I let the dough relax on the counter for 30 minutes before rolling out the dough about 1/8 inch thick. So, I had a fancy Linzer cookie cutter with a bottom cutter and a top cutter for the cutouts. The little things. After cutting half of the dough into stars for the bottoms, I used the same cookie cutter with the star-shaped cutout insert to cut the other half of the dough into toppers. I transferred the tops and bottoms to parchment-lined baking sheets and slid them into a preheated oven to bake for 10-12 minutes. When they were lightly golden brown, I pulled them from the oven and carefully placed them onto racks to cool. When they were completely cooled, I inverted the bottom cookies and spread them with 1 teaspoon of seedless raspberry jam. After dusting the tops with confectioners sugar, I carefully sandwiched the cookies together and allowed the glistening jam to gently squirt through the small star-shaped cutouts. Spiced crunchy Christmas cookies with sweet sticky jam topped with soft powdered snow. A Linzer lullaby.

11 December 2016

Live Music - Dec. 2016 THURSDAY DEC 1

Forest Fire Gospel Choir | Wicked Peace 8 p.m. The Burl Of Mann & Men | Tab Caudill | Scobee 6 p.m. Parachute Factory Trans-Siberian Orchestra 7:30 p.m. Rupp Arena UK RocKats 9 p.m. Singletary Center Erynn Marshall & Carl Jones 9:15 p.m. Willie’s

Owsley County 10 p.m. Cosmic Charlie’s Trucker Hat Coalition 8 p.m. Grey Goose The Bats 9 p.m. Willie’s



Noise for Tots 9 p.m. Al’s OTIS | The Kentucky Brushfire | The Mojo Tones 8 p.m. The Burl Christmas at Broadway 7 p.m. Broadway Christian Church Baja Yetis 10 p.m. Cosmic Charlie’s Enchanted Holiday Masquerade Ball: Maestro J “The Blazin’ Violinist” 9:30 Lexington Center Gospel Apollo Night 5:45 p.m. Lyric Theatre Kevin Cruise 2 p.m. Rock House Brewery Rock the Tavern 9 p.m. Squires Tavern Dock Steffey 4 p.m. Talon Winery Lexington TubaChristmas 3 p.m. Triangle Park Timothy Baker 9 p.m. Willie’s


First Friday Getdown: Eric Glaze | Sunny Black 10 p.m. Al’s Modern Marilyn 8:30 p.m. Backstretch Bar Johnny Conqueroo | Chrome Pony 9 p.m. The Burl Yellow Paper Planes 9 p.m. Green Lantern Here Come the Mummies 7 p.m. Manchester Music Hall K-LOVE Christmas Tour 7 p.m. NorthEast Christian Church Lissy Taylor 8 p.m. The Pub The Kentucky Hoss Cats 9 p.m. Willie’s


Autocrat | Sorecry Divine | Funeral Lord 9 p.m. Best Friend Bar The Rooster’s Crow | Quiet Hollers 8 p.m. The Burl Vessel | Fat Box 11 p.m. Cosmic Charlie’s Brenda Lee 7:30 p.m. Norton Center for the Arts (Danville) Collage: A Holiday Spectacular 2 p.m. Singletary Center New Song in the Bluegrass Holiday Concert 4:30 p.m. St. Michaels Episcopal Church John Ford 4 p.m. Talon Winery


Flying Things | HotBed | Ezra 9 p.m. Best Friend Bar Home For the Holidays 4 p.m. The Burl Sunday Service: Restless Leg String Band 9 p.m. Cosmic Charlie’s Casting Crowns | Matt Maher | Hannah Kerr 7 p.m. Rupp Arena Central Kentucky Concert Band 3 p.m. Haggin Auditorium Jazz Brunch: The Raleigh Dailey Trio 11 am Willie’s


MJ and the Boys 6:30 p.m. The Burl Woodsongs: Artists TBA 6:45 p.m. Lyric Theatre


Carnival Giant | Tall Tale Nuggets | Brother Smith 9 p.m. Cosmic Charlie’s Acoustic Jam: Darius Rucker | Billy Ray Cyrus 7 p.m. Lexington Opera House Joe Bonamassa 8 p.m. Singletary Center

12 December 2016


Jazz Brunch: Ben Lacy 11 am Willie’s



Joe Marcinek Band 9 p.m. Cosmic Charlie’s An Appalachian Christmas 8 p.m. Red Barn Radio Dunbar Choir Winter Concert 7 p.m. Singletary Center

Lexington Brass Band 4 p.m. Lexington Opera House Jazz Brunch: Gail Wynters 11 am Willie’s


Christmas Handbell Concert 7:30 p.m. First United Methodist Church Woodsongs: Michael Cleveland | Muriel Anderson 6:45 p.m. Lyric Theatre

Bones Jugs | Restless Leg String Band 8 p.m. Al’s Lex Rocks Xmas Party: Josh Nolan | The Fanged Robot 7 p.m. The Burl The Ten Tenors: Home for the Holidays 7:30 p.m. EKU Center for the Arts (Richmond) Lord Nelson 8 p.m. Willie’s


Chrissy & Hawley | Ellie Herring 9 p.m. Al’s Puckett Electric | Shawnthony Calypso 9 p.m. Best Friend Bar Big Maracas 8 p.m. The Burl Born Cross Eyed 10 p.m. Cosmic Charlie’s


Hannibal King | Bryan Bulkley | Brett Wolff 8 p.m. Al’s Flynt Flossy & Turquoise Jeep 10 p.m. The Burl Lexington Philharmonic Series: A Cathedral Christmas 8 p.m. Christ the King Born Cross Eyed 10 p.m. Cosmic Charlie’s Kentuckians Christmas Show 7:30 p.m. Haggins Auditorium The Retro Symphony 9:30 p.m. Malabu Pub The Tim Talbert Project 8 p.m. Red Mile Chris Young 7:30 p.m. Rupp Arena Kari Lynch 4 p.m. Talon Winery Tillers | Whiskey Bent Valley Boys 9 p.m. Willie’s



Shane Mauss 9 p.m. Cosmic Charlie’s Saving Abel 7 p.m. Manchester Music Hall The Howlin’ Brothers 8 p.m. Willie’s


Rat Ship | Bed Sore | Chains 10 p.m. Best Friend Bar Crystal Bright & the Silver Hands 9 p.m. The Burl Kool Keith 9 p.m. Cosmic Charlie’s Will Padgett 9 p.m. Willie’s


Sun Seeker 9 p.m. Al’s Eric Bolander | Derek Spencer | Taylor Hughes 8 p.m. The Burl Ms. Lauryn Hill 9 p.m. Louisville Palace Kris Bentley | The Sway 9 p.m. Willie’s


A Cold Winter in Kingtucky 10 p.m. Al’s In These Fields 8 p.m. ArtsPlace Dream the Electric Sheep | Swamp Hawk 9 p.m. The Burl


Woodsongs: Artists TBA 6:45 p.m. Lyric Theatre Snoop Dogg | Bone Thugs N Harmony 9 p.m. Louisville Palace


Jordan English 11:45 p.m. Tin Roof


Mannheim Steamroller Christmas Concert 7:30 p.m. Lexington Opera House


DJ Tsuki | DJ Stephen29 10 p.m. The Bar Complex Wine & Dine: Justin Wells 6 p.m. The Burl Big Fresh 9 p.m. Willie’s

SATURDAY DEC 24 Christmas Eve


Noble Giants | Spirit of the Bear 8 p.m. Farish Theatre Vandaveer | Ian Noe 9 p.m. Willie’s


NYE Prohibition Party: Joslyn & The Sweet Compression| Short & Company 8 p.m. The Burl Unknown Hinson 9 p.m. Cosmic Charlie’s Casino Royale: the Music of James Bond 7:30 p.m. Lexington Opera House Brenda | The Deloreans | Wax Fang 9 p.m. 21c Museum New Year’s Bash 9 p.m. Manchester Music Hall Mike Archer 4 p.m. Talon Winery

Free Will Astrology

By Rob Brezsny

ARIES (March 21–April 19): “Creative people are at greater risk,” said psychiatrist R.D. Laing, “just as one who climbs a mountain is more at risk than one who walks along a village lane.” I bring this to your attention, Aries, because in the coming weeks you will have the potential to be abundantly creative, as well as extra imaginative, ingenious, and innovative. But I should also let you know that if you want to fulfill this potential, you must be willing to work with the extra tests and challenges that life throws your way. TAURUS (April 20–May 20): Taurus musician Brian Eno has been successful as a composer, producer, singer, and visual artist. Among his many collaborators have been David Byrne, David Bowie, U2, Coldplay, Laurie Anderson, Grace Jones, and James Blake. Eno’s biographer David Sheppard testified that capturing his essence in a book was “like packing a skyscraper into a suitcase.” I suspect that description may fit you during the next four weeks, Taurus. You’re gearing up for some high-intensity living. But please don’t be nervous about it. Although you may be led into intimate contact with unfamiliar themes and mysterious passions, the story you actualize should feel quite natural. GEMINI (May 21–June 20): You are free! Or almost free! Or let me put it this way: You could become significantly freer if you choose to be—if you exert your willpower to snatch the liberating experiences that are available. For example, you could be free from a slippery obligation that has driven you to say things you don’t mean. You could be free from the temptation to distort your soul in service to your ego. You might even be free to go after what you really want rather than indulging in a lazy lust for a gaggle of mediocre thrills. Be brave, Gemini. CANCER (June 21–July 22): Have you been feeling twinges of perplexity? Do you find yourself immersed in meandering meditations that make you doubt your commitments? Are you entertaining weird fantasies that give you odd little shivers and quivers? I hope so! As an analyzer of cycles, I suspect that now is an excellent time to question everything. You could have a lot of fun playing with riddles and wrestling with enigmas. LEO (July 23–Aug 22): “Everybody is dealing with how much of their own aliveness they can bear and how much they need to anesthetize themselves,” writes psychoanalytic writer Adam Phillips. Where do you fit on this scale, Leo? Whatever your usual place might be, I’m guessing that in the coming weeks you will approach record-breaking levels in your ability to handle your own aliveness. You may even summon and celebrate massive amounts of aliveness that you had previously suppressed. VIRGO (Aug 23–Sept 22): Do you periodically turn the volume down on your mind’s endless chatter and tune into the still, small voice within you? Have you developed reliable techniques for escaping the daily frenzy so as to make yourself available for the Wild Silence that restores and revitalizes? If so, now would be a good time to make aggressive use of those capacities. And if you haven’t attended well to these rituals of self-care, please remedy the situation. Claim more power to commune with your depths. In the coming weeks, most of your best information will flow from the sweet darkness.

LIBRA (Sept 23–Oct 22): One of your vices could at least temporarily act as a virtue. In an odd twist, one of your virtues may also briefly function like a vice. And there’s more to this mysterious turn of events. A so-called liability could be useful in your efforts to solve a dilemma, while a reliable asset might cloud your discernment or cause a miscalculation. I’m riffing here, Libra, in the hopes of stimulating your imagination as you work your way through the paradoxical days ahead. Consider this intriguing possibility: An influence that you like and value may hold you back, even as something or someone you’ve previously been almost allergic to could be quite helpful. SCORPIO (Oct 23–Nov 21): Between now and the solstice on December 21, you will have extraordinary power to transform into a more practical, well-grounded version of yourself. You may surprise yourself with how naturally you can shed beliefs and habits that no longer serve you. Now try saying the following affirmations and see how they feel coming out of your mouth: “I am an earthy realist. I am a fact-lover and an illusion-buster. I love actions that actually work more than I like theories that I wish would work. I’d rather create constructive change than be renowned for my clever dreams.” SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22–Dec 21): Despite your sign’s reputation, you Sagittarians don’t always require vast expanses to roam in. You aren’t ceaselessly restless, on an inexhaustible quest for unexpected experiences and fresh teachings. And no, you are not forever consumed with the primal roar of raw life, obsessed with the naked truth, and fiercely devoted to exploration for its own sake. But having said that, I suspect that you may at least be flirting with these extreme states in the coming weeks.

CAPRICORN (Dec 22–Jan 19): “If you can’t get rid of the skeleton in your closet,” said George Bernard Shaw, “you had best teach it to dance.” This advice is worthy of your consideration, Capricorn. You may still be unable to expunge a certain karmic debt, and it may be harder than ever to hide, so I suggest you dream up a way to play with it—maybe even have some dark fun with it. And who knows? Your willingness to loosen up might at least alleviate the angst your skeleton causes you—and may ultimately transform it in some unpredictably helpful way.

AQUARIUS (Jan 20–Feb 18): “No pain, no gain” is a modern expression of an old idea. In a second-century Jewish book of ethics, Rabbi Ben Hei Hei wrote, “According to the pain is the gain.” Eighteenth-century English poet Robert Herrick said, “If little labor, little are our gains: Man’s fate is according to his pains.” But I’m here to tell you, Aquarius, that I don’t think this prescription will apply to you in the coming weeks. From what I can surmise, your greatest gains will emerge from the absence of pain. You will learn and improve through release, relaxation, generosity, expansiveness, and pleasure.

HELP WANTED (Lexington, KY) Meiji Corporation seeks Market Research Analyst w/ Bach or for equiv deg in Mrkt Res, Bus Adm, Econ, Stat, Math or rel disc & 2 yrs exp in job offered or in mrkt res in auto mrkt (OEMs & Suppliers) & exp w/ quant & qual res, such as, Situation Anal, 3 C’s, Porter’s Five, Conjoint Anal, Choice Base Modeling & SWOT; Strat Plan, mrkt res & anal & tech trend res & anal; qual res studies for oneon-one or in grp settings, w/ internal &/or external resour & Asia/Pacific auto OEM or Tier Supplier. Freq dom & intl trvl reqd. Apply to T. Yamauchi, 150 Pierce Rd, Ste 550, Itasca, IL 60143 Sensor Circuit and System Engineer (Lexington, KY) Designing embedded circuit systems for moisture sensors for dew point measurement. Software development for sensor data collection, data model-

ing, and sensor calibration. Developing and improving dew point sensor calibration system. Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering required. Must be proficient in C and C+, embedded system design, dew point sensor calibration system. Mail resume to Advanced Semiconductor Processing Technology, LLC, 3124 Hemingway Ln, Lexington, KY 40513 Ace is now accepting applications for interns in web/digital; editorial and content creation; advertising/promotion; and graphic design. To apply, submit resume, samples of your work (and/or portfolio link) and the name of your prospective supervising faculty advisor to: editor@ All internships are multidisciplinary, but include your area of focus in the subject line.

PISCES (Feb 19–March 20): The less egotistical you are, the more likely it is that you will attract what you really need. If you do nice things for people without expecting favors in return, your mental and physical health will improve. As you increase your mastery of the art of empathy, your creativity will also thrive. Everything I just said is always true, of course, but it will be intensely, emphatically true for you during the next four weeks. So I suggest you make it a top priority to explore the following cosmic riddle: Practicing unselfishness will serve your selfish goals.

13 December 2016

Home and Garden

Have you

winterized your landscape



leaf removal snow removal mowing maintenance


The Fayette County Extension Service will host a workshop on “Attracting Birds to the Garden,” Thursday, Dec. 1, starting at 6:30 p.m. There is great joy in observing birds in the garden during the gray winter days. The workshop will focus on plants you may want to include in your landscape to attract them. Discussion will include the importance of habitat, nesting sites, water and feeders. The workshop will feature a variety of feeders and other items that will be awarded as door prizes. Free but must register in advance. Call the Fayette County Extension at 859.257.5582 to inquire about the status of classes before registering.


Michler’s Greenhouse at 417 Maxwell Street is hosting a diversity of vendors to provide locally made ceramics, jewelry, cards, jams, soaps, ornaments and more. Michler’s wreath makers will be crafting wreaths all day and our florists decorating boxwood trees. This event will be held Saturday, Dec. 3 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 4 from noon until 4 p.m.


The Fayette County Extension Service will host a

14 December 2016


“Landscape Plants for Winter Interest” class Thursday, Dec. 8 at 3 p.m. at the Fayette County Extension Service, 1140 Red Mile Place. Is your landscape less than exciting after the leaves fall? Well-planned gardens are beautiful in all seasons. Showy ornamental plants are especially valuable in the darker months. Get to know some plants that have beautiful winter attributes, including foliage, bark, berries, seed heads and even flowers. Organizers will award several plants as door prizes. The class is free but must guests must register in advance. Call the Fayette County Extension at 859.257.5582 to inquire about the status of classes before registering.


Kickoff the Christmas season with the 10th annual Jingle Bell Bash Friday, Dec. 9 from 7 until 9:30 p.m., at the Hunt-Morgan House, 201 N. Mill Street in Lexington. Hosted by Friends of Bluegrass Conservancy, this event celebrates 25,624 acres of Bluegrass land conservation with live music, food, drinks and a silent auction. Catering by Donna with music by Nicholas Penn and Warren Byrom.


A “Kokedama Make and Take” workshop will be held Saturday, Dec. 10 from 10:30 a.m. until noon. at Wilson

Nurseries, 2700 Palumbo Dr, Lexington,. Transform houseplants into sculpture with Kokedama, a Japanese variant of bonsai. Liberate your houseplants from their traditional container and create a work of art in the process. Organizers will walk through the steps of wrapping a plant’s root system in potting material, encasing it in moss and, finally, wrapping your living art in string. For more information, call 859.269.5795. The Bodacious Blooming Winter Container Garden workshop will be held Saturday, Dec. 10 from 2 until 4 p.m. at Blooms and Botanicals, 671 Tech Drive in Winchester. Flowers say the nicest things, why not let them do the talking while joining us to create a magical winter garden All materials provided but registration is required. For more information, go to their Facebook page at


The Arboretum at 500 Alumni Drive, will welcome the winter season through crafts, science experiments and outside activities. There are two sessions that offer the same programming. The first session is from 10 to 11 a.m. and the second session is from 2 to 3 p.m. They are located inside and outside the visitor center

Real Estate

REAL ESTATE: Properties recently sold in Fayette Co. Oct 14 Oct 24 Oct 27 Oct 20 Oct 27 Oct 20 Oct 27 Oct 27 Oct 14 Oct 21


40503 Oct 28 3583 RABBITS FOOT TRL Oct 28 132 SHADY LN Oct 28 122 WALLER AVE Oct 14 753 SEATTLE DR Oct 19 3205 TUDOR DR Oct 25 145 SHAWNEE PL Oct 21 545 HOLLYHILL DR Oct 21 411 SPRINGHILL DR Oct 24 2913 ARK ROYAL WAY Oct 17 396 CROMWELL WAY Oct 17 600 STRATFORD DR Oct 25 600 VINCENT WAY Oct 24 3813 GRASSY CREEK DR Oct 27 137 ELAM PARK Sep 29 285 ROSEMONT GARDEN Oct 21 2121 NICHOLASVILLE RD

$707,000 $659,500 $310,000 $246,020 $178,000 $170,000 $135,000 $130,000 $120,000 $75,006

$580,000 $365,000 $330,000 $215,000 $213,456 $210,000 $199,900 $184,000 $181,000 $171,000 $152,000 $137,900 $130,000 $105,000 $105,000 $73,000

Oct 27 Oct 17 Oct 28 Oct 19 Oct 21 Sep 07 Oct 20 Oct 14 Oct 07 Oct 20


$225,000 $139,000 $136,000 $130,000 $120,000 $111,000 $105,000 $98,000 $93,500 $82,000

Oct 20 Oct 21 Oct 18 Oct 26 Sep 29


$120,000 $105,000 $102,500 $75,900 $35,000

Oct 20

40507 345 VINE ST


Oct 28 Oct 27 Oct 28 Oct 27 Sep 12 Sep 12


$220,000 $222,000 $160,000 $48,400 $46,000 $46,000

Oct 28 Oct 28 Oct 28 Oct 28 Oct 19 Sep 30 Oct 26


$41,500 $20,000 $20,000 $20,000 $14,500 $10,250 $10,000

Oct 24 Oct 21 Oct 21 Oct 21 Oct 24 Oct 27


$250,000 $230,000 $170,000 $169,000 $155,000 $143,000

Oct 26 Oct 26 Oct 25 Oct 21 Oct 24 Oct 28


$129,900 $119,900 $117,500 $112,500 $109,000 $97,000

40509 Oct 18 3520 TRINIDAD CT $935,000 Oct 24 1133 HAVERFORD WAY $380,000 Oct 19 4001 LOCHMERE CT $364,694 Oct 24 1780 SANDHURST CV $350,513 Oct 21 3526 TRANQUILITY PT $335,156 Oct 21 1216 PASSAGE MOUND WAY $285,000 Oct 17 609 PEARL CV $281,000 Oct 24 3388 LAWSON LN $235,000 Oct 27 661 VONBRYAN TRCE $205,000 Oct 24 532 SKYVIEW LN $202,000 Oct 18 837 SUGARBUSH TRL $180,000 Oct 28 2144 MILLSTONE WAY $173,000 Sep 27 2312 MARKET GARDEN $140,000 Oct 17 2817 ASHBY GLEN PL $139,000 Oct 21 637 SMUGGLERS NOTCH $139,000 Oct 25 333 SHADOW GLEN CT $115,000 Oct 17 313 BAINBRIDGE DR $112,000 Oct 26 2457 BUTTERNUT HILL CT $96,000 Oct 26 2118 SPRULL WALK $61,500 Oct 06 404 BAINBRIDGE CT $40,000 Oct 27 668 SMUGGLERS NOTCH $16,000

Oct 20 Oct 27 Oct 21 Oct 28 Oct 20 Oct 19 Aug 08 Oct 21 Oct 19 Oct 24 Sep 30 Sep 30 Oct 26 Oct 24 Oct 14 Aug 10 Oct 27


$593,000 $549,000 $325,706 $305,000 $235,000 $230,000 $230,000 $223,900 $209,000 $195,000 $190,000 $190,000 $190,000 $170,000 $165,000 $149,000 $135,000

Oct 25

40516 2232 PREAKNESS CT


Oct 26 Oct 26 Oct 26 Oct 26 Oct 21 Oct 20 Oct 17 Oct 24 Oct 24 Oct 25 Oct 27 Oct 21 Oct 06


$280,000 $280,000 $280,000 $280,000 $159,500 $139,000 $125,000 $119,000 $116,000 $115,000 $109,000 $109,000 $56,667

40511 Oct 21 2924 EMINENT DR Oct 21 2888 OUR TIBBS TRL Oct 21 2921 OUR TIBBS TRL Oct 21 2924 OUR TIBBS TRL Oct 21 2932 OUR TIBBS TRL Oct 21 2936 OUR TIBBS TRL Oct 26 1082 GRIFFIN GATE DR Oct 21 2281 SPURR RD Oct 28 2580 ROCKAWAY PL Sep 28 360 MASTERSON STATION Oct 14 3113 LANDER CT Oct 28 2952 OUR TIBBS TRL Oct 20 1709 MILLBANK RD Oct 31 3020 CADDIS LN Oct 21 1888 SANDERSVILLE RD Oct 12 1037 APPLECROSS DR Oct 12 1344 GREENDALE RD Oct 25 2673 KEARNEY CREEK LN

$285,000 $195,000 $195,000 $195,000 $195,000 $195,000 $177,500 $174,500 $137,900 $137,000 $133,500 $132,000 $131,500 $130,000 $128,000 $46,000 $46,000 $30,000

40513 Sep 04 2108 PALOMAR TRACE DR Oct 28 2505 MANSION VIEW CT Oct 14 2133 SOVEREIGN LN Oct 24 1120 ROLFE LN

$675,000 $549,000 $265,000 $247,000

Oct 26

40514 1368 GLENVIEW DR


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