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J u l y 2017

Issu e On e H u n d re d T h i r ty- T h re e

Joey Coakley Beck Publisher & Owner jbeck@beckmediagroup.com Hayleigh Worgan Editorial Director hworgan@beckmediagroup.com Sara Coakley Office Manager bella@beckmediagroup.com ••• ADVERTISING Meredith MacKenzie Advertising Sales Representative meredith@beckmediagroup.com (540) 904-6800 ••• Contributors Kate Ericsson, Tina Hatcher, Member One Federal Credit Union, Hayleigh Worgan Editorial Inquiries editorial@beckmediagroup.com Calendar Submissions calendar@beckmediagroup.com

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inside music & movement

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Rising Appalachia combines art and mindful practices to produce an unforgettable show.

freedom on the mountain page 8 Join us as we head back to FloydFest, our favorite place on earth.

bella finds

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Everything you need for the perfect camping weekend!

get outdoors

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Kayaking the James River & local beer! All part of the new Tour Roanoke trip!

mind•body•soul

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Are 100-calorie snack packs worth the hype?

save smarter

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local women

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Managing your money on the go.

Seven female anesthesiologists give a glimpse into their world.

bella girl d.i.y.

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Knitting in summer for the months ahead.

meet the maker

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La Bonne Crepe mixes healthy ingredients to create a mouthwatering dish.

summer sips

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Frozen adult beverages perfect for poolside or beach getaways.

calendar of events Your go-to guide for local happenings in July!

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Freedom Meets Creativity to Produce an Unforgettable Performance Written by Hayleigh Worgan

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Rising Appalachia began years ago as the front porch project of sisters Leah Song and Chloe Smith to pay homage to their family. However, the dedication the sisters share to social activism started many years before through their involvement in community justice work and local food movements. Using their talent as a way to both share stories and encourage introspection, the sisters combined their interested to create an experience that is unique and inspiring. Joined by their beloved band, percussionist Biko Casini and bassist/guitarist David Brown, they share their colorful sound all over the world. Born and raised in the concrete jungle of Atlanta, Georgia, Leah and Chloe sharpened their instincts in the mountains of Appalachia, and fine-tuned their soul on the streets of New Orleans. This has resulted in a 6-album career that showcases a melting pot of folk music simplicity, textured songwriting, and “those bloodline harmonies that only siblings can pull off.” Though it is not without challenges, Leah and Chloe stay true to their passions in the face of a fast-paced environment that has a tendency to push talented musicians into egocentric rockstars. They call their approach the Slow Music Movement. “We’ve always explored sustainable touring ideas and options. We do everything from alternative travel methods like touring by train, to making sure as much local food as possible is brought to the green rooms and encouraging festivals to have a relationship with farm-to-table food. We don’t use plastic water bottles, and we avoid single-use plastic, encouraging the venue to take that on themselves as well,” explains Leah. Fans will not find the band at strip malls or in hotel parking lots either. They make a point to seek out lodging near national parks, cabins, or stay with friends in farm homes. Additionally, they often visit urban gardens in the cities, and try to put their time and energy into neighborhoods, communities, and land-based projects. “We are constantly trying to steal away moments for introspection, writing, and mindfulness. I walk every day, all over the place, wherever I am,” says Leah. “That’s kind of my movement meditation.” Staying so close to the community keeps their desire to help others and be present as focal points in their journey. The band makes time during their performance to share the power of the stage and introduce audiences to those doing important ground work in social justice and equality efforts. Their tour schedule does not allow them to remain and nurture the impact in any one community, so it is important to Leah and Chloe to make sure the seeds they plant of emotional and environmental sustainability can grow even in their absence. Shifting the power to local faces helps ensure that will happen. “Music is the tool with which we wield political prowess. We are building community and tackling social injustice through melody, making the stage reach out with wide arms to gather this great family. It has taken on its own personality, carrying us all along the journey,” says Leah. “I’m really inspired by the beautiful, radical creative folks that show up in our audiences,”she adds. “Night after night, there are so many creative bright lights. We are inspired by our fanbase. They have always been powerful, productive, and proactive folks in their communities. I think for our band and interpersonally, it has given us more purpose. We hope [our purpose] is reaching wider than us, and we are all grateful to have this vehicle to express ourselves.” Rising Appalachia is touring all over Europe this summer, but FloydFest has a special place in their hearts, and is one of few festivals they will play in the United States in 2017. Catch them on stage both Saturday and Sunday, and follow up by learning how to support local farmers, seeking out sustainable resource options, and finding a quiet place to meditate on personal growth. The best way to keep the feeling of a good show alive is to carry the inspiration from it with you and learn from it long after the audience dissipates. From Leah’s perspective, Rising Appalachia is going to do everything they can to put on a show that feeds your soul and lights that spark. “At it’s best, [being on stage] is magical,” she explains. “We spend concerted effort trying to make sure we create a radical setting for the audience. We want to a take them on as much of a journey as possible.” If you can’t make it to FloydFest this year, be sure to check out their new live album, Alive, this fall. Do yourself a favor when you do, and make it a truly immersive experience. Turn off the notifications on your phone, meditate, and enjoy the tapestry of stories woven into song by this talented band. For more information about Rising Appalachia, visit www.risingappalachia.com. july 2017

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freedom on the mountain

floydfest 2017 Where will you find your freedom on the mountain?

Will it be somewhere between the nine stages? A “natural amphitheater,” Streamline Stage at Hill Holler is a place to bring a blanket, lay back and relax while you take in the music. Or, dance with friends (or even by yourself!) to your favorite bands. Take in the Speakeasy Stage: an amazing covered dance space that has featured everything from the festive nature of musical performance to sword swallowing and burlesque dancing. Of course, if quiet is what you need, seek out the Healing Arts Village for body-mind balance. Visit the Workshop Porch, hosted by Ferrum College, a space that transports audiences to the front porch music jam sessions of earlier times while artists share their music and stories to accompany it. Take the kids to the Forever Young Stage where they can enjoy open mic sessions, Taekwondo classes, and tetherball matches, all in the main field area. FloydFest, as you may already know, is famous for the fun it offers for the entire family. Parents can enjoy the show on the Dreaming Creek Main Stage while the youngsters explore their own creativity. And, we would be remiss if we didn’t mention the Pink Floyd Garden Stage. This serene location is surrounded by trees, picnic tables, and craft beer vendors. It is the perfect place to meet new friends and spot old ones throughout the day. You don’t want to miss it at night, as it transforms under the aura of brightly colored lights to a brilliantly funky stage. The VIP Pub Stage is for those with a backstage pass only, but Bella girls it is well worth it! Complimentary beverages, a comfortable lounge tent, and memorable performances await.

Will it be on an adventure with your FloydFest family?

FloydFest has multiple opportunities for outdoor adventure. They even have a tent dedicated to it! Sign up for one of their On the Water in Floyd Float Trips (Thursday-Sunday), the Parkway Brewing Company 5K Trail Running Race, or a guided hike. You can also join the Belcher Mountain Beatdown, a guided FloydFest 19-mile mountain bike journey (just make sure to bring your own bike and helmet!). In addition, there will be an Innova Disc Golf Tournament on Saturday! The mountain bike journey and float trips are catered, and include a small fee. Entering the 5K race, walking the Moonstomper Hiking Trail on your own, or joining a guided hike are free for FloydFest attendees.

Will it be in the performance of your new (or old) favorite artist?

Rebekah Todd & the Odyssey take the stage on Wednesday, along with talented musicians that will help you celebrate your first night on the mountain. On Thursday, enjoy Thievery Corporation, and honor artists of all ages with Girls Rock Roanoke. Friday welcomes Michael Frantz & Spearhead, Leftover Salmon, and Steel Pulse. On Saturday, Rising Appalachia (featured in this issue!) and St. Paul & the Broken Bones perform. Sunday, round out the weekend with Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives, the TSisters, and HoneyHoney. These big names are just a few of our favorites, but there is a long list available on the FloydFest website. You will be surrounded with music all weekend—and really, there is no better way to enjoy the summer.

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Visit www.floydfest.com for a complete lineup, list of activities and workshops, and to purchase your tickets! Don’t forget to bring donations for Floyd’s Plenty! Food Bank. Every two nonperishable items or one jar of peanut butter donated is an entry to win a FloydFest prize pack which includes a free 5-day ticket to FloydFest 2018. We’ll see you up on the mountain!!!

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bella finds

Be prepared, wherever your adventure leads you This time of year always has us ready to escape outside. Locally, there are so many places to set up your tent or hammock, and prepare for a weekend relaxing with your friends and family. So, whether you are visiting the lake, the beach, attending a festival, or escaping into the woods for a few days, we want to share a few of our favorite outdoor finds with you. Stay tuned for more at www.lovelybella.com throughout the summer!

Matador Pocket Blanket www.matadorup.com

Yeti Rambler in lots of sizes & colors! www.yeti.com

The Kammok Roo High Performance camping hammock www.kammok.com

Smashmallow Natural Marshmallows www.smashmallow.com

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Photos courtesy of Tour Roanoke & Twin River Outfitters

Written by Hayleigh Worgan

kayaks & breweries Join the adventure hosted by Tour Roanoke!

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Tour Roanoke was the first group to host food and beverage tours in the Roanoke Valley. Of course, our city is rich with history to explore, and that includes the surrounding mountains and rivers. One of the more spirited ways to learn about and fall in love with southwest Virginia is by taking to the water and the trails, so Tour Roanoke decided to try something new. This year, they offer Kayak the James and Craft Beer Trips with Twin River Outfitters. Each trip includes a six mile paddle on the river to one of three local breweries. This section of the James River includes Class I & II rapids. “All of our tours­: food, beer, wine, it’s all about showcasing local Roanoke. So it was not a difficult leap from that to local recreation. The James River is an appealing location because it’s 60 miles of uninhibited river there. It is one of the longest navigable rivers on the east coast,” says

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Larry Landolt, founder of Tour Roanoke. The series of three Sunday trips began last month, but they will host another on July 23. They plan for this month’s adventure to include Great Valley Farm Brewery. Located in Natural Bridge, the brewery is not only a place to appreciate local craft beer, but also offers a remarkable view. “It’s a really cool brewery. It’s on a nice hill overlooking the mountains. You can sit on the patio and drink a beer and look down to see Safari Park,” explains Larry. Those participating in tours this summer will be picked up at Target (located near Valley View Mall) or the downtown Visitors Center, and transported to Buchanan, where their trip will begin at Twin River Outfitters. The oldest and most experienced outfitter operating on the Upper James River, they have safely conducted paddle trips since 1978. Sign up fees include equipment and instruction provided by Twin River Outfitters, and one pint or flight from the brewery on the trip. Southwest Virginia is quickly becoming an outdoor recreation destination, and it’s not hard to understand why. With breweries popping up all over the area, the two leisure activities easily go hand in hand. For Larry and so many others, it is an unforgettable experience to escape and unwind. So, why not also take the opportunity to enjoy it with old friends and make a few new ones on the journey? Or, as Larry says, “Let’s go do something really fun, drink beer, and talk about it.” Can’t make it to one of the dates online? No worries! Tour Roanoke is also open to hosting private tours for up to 14 people. It’s the perfect adventure for wedding parties, birthdays, company functions, and more! Visit www.roanokefoodtours.com for more information on how to schedule your trip, or one of their many tour options in Roanoke. w w w. l o v e l y b e l l a . c o m

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earth girl wellness

When 100 calories isn’t 100 calories Written by Tina Hatcher

Tina Hatcher is the Owner of Earth Girl Wellness, LLC. Her passion for overall wellness has allowed her to work in multiple disciplines from corrective exercise, sports performance and sports nutrition, weight loss, and nutritional counseling across all ages from children through the elderly for the last 25 years. Check out her website, www.earthgirlwellness.com, or visit her on Facebook at Earth Girl Wellness. w w w. l o v e l y b e l l a . c o m

It is quite tempting to think you are doing yourself a favor when you grab a box of 100 calorie snack packs. Cookies, crackers, and chocolatey sweets all promise fulfillment in a little snack pack! Before reaching for the supposed convenience in a bag, consider what those 100 calories might actually mean to your health. Whereas 100 calories seems entirely reasonable when it comes to noshing on a little something, the consequences to your body’s satiety (full feeling) response isn’t what you might expect. Your body expects to receive nutrients that are actually usable whenever food or drink crosses your lips. Many 100 calorie packs are full of nothing but empty calories. Follow the logic here: • You eat your 100 calorie treat. • Your body doesn’t register any of the nutrition it needs. • Your body says “whoa, where’s my food?” • You grab a second 100 calorie pack or other calorie filled food to make yourself feel nourished and full. Suddenly, your 100 calories have become 200 calories (or more!) and you still might not feel satisfied. It would be far superior to snack on 200 calories of real, life-giving food. Consider healthy options such as air-popped popcorn, carrot sticks with hummus, or a small nut butter sandwich. Gulp it down with some clean, refreshing water and your body feels satisfied because it can register true, desirable nutrients. Now, self-discipline is a wonderful thing! If you are truly able to slowly savor a pack of 100 calorie cookies as your last treat before bed, by all means, indulge! Take care to savor your snack. Tasting each bite, noticing each swallow, and taking a moment to feel the “love” of your indulgence. Some 100 calorie packs can have health benefits, so reach for a pack of almonds or trail mix (without the sweet add ins such as chocolate chips) instead. To save money, create your own 100 calorie packs each week so you have them ready to grab at a moment’s notice. Think about dried fruit, some turkey and cheese, or whole wheat crackers. Your checkbook will thank you as well since most 100 calorie packs are charging for the packaging, not so much the snack! Earth Girl loves a great snack, but she recommends you choose proper nutrition with life providing calories versus a snack in a pack that has been marketed to trick you into thinking you are doing yourself a favor. Carry on your adventure and snack wisely! july 2017

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save smarter

Article courtesy of Member One Federal Credit Union

don’t lose sight of your money

Five tips for managing your finances while away from home Millions of people have embraced the convenience of managing their finances online. If you haven’t yet taken the plunge into this digital land, you may wonder how it works, if it’s safe, and why it could be better than traditional methods. Even if you’re savvy online, these five tips could help make it a little easier to manage your money while you’re away from your local branch or your home.

Sign up for online banking. Check in on your accounts from the comfort of your couch, the convenience of your office chair, or when you’re miles away from home. Online banking gives you around-the-clock access and is a great way to monitor activity, check balances, and make transfers, as well as providing other useful features that you perhaps thought had to be done in person at a branch. Contact your financial institution for instructions on how to sign up. Get electronic statements. Let’s face it—account statements from your financial institution clutter up your countertop and eventually end up in the shred pile. Stop the cycle and sign up to receive them by email instead. That way, you can opt to look them over and move on, or print them out yourself. Plus, it’s faster than waiting on the mail, and you’re helping the environment by reducing waste.

Enroll in online bill pay. Never forget to pay a bill on time again with online bill pay. This can especially come in handy when you’re away from home. You can schedule automatic payments at the same time each month from any account.

Set up digital wallets. This is a feature on your phone, tablet, or smart watch that allows you to enter your credit, debit, and reward card information to make payments at eligible vendors. Payments are made by hovering your device over the payment terminal, then entering a code or using fingerprint recognition to confirm. It’s more secure than carrying your cards and can be shut down if your device is lost.

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Notify your financial institution. Before you hit the road, hit up your financial institution to let them know your plans, including your destination and travel dates. Nothing could ruin a vacation faster than a lack of funds, and doing this helps keep your accounts safe and avoids interruptions in your credit or debit card services while you’re out of town or the country. Join Member One here each month for more money-saving tips and financial advice! Be sure to visit their website, www.memberonefcu.com, for more information on the products and services they offer.

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#Ilooklikeananesthesiologist (Starting at one o’clock and moving clockwise: CJ Swanson, Christine Sherman, Ilona Parks, Sarah Nie, Maxine Lee, Julie Joseph, Pam Zollinger)

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#ilooklikeananesthesiologist An existing hashtag inspires local anesthesiologists to give a glimpse into their lives and profession Written by Kate Ericsson

Four female surgeons in full gowns and masks, peering over an operating table graced the cover of the April 3 New Yorker and inspired female surgeons across the world to tweet photos of the same using the hashtag: #Ilooklikeasurgeon. Surgery persists as a male-dominated field with women making up 19% of all surgeons in the U.S. Not so in the case in anesthesiology where women are closing the gender gap in terms of sheer representation. These physicians specialize in perioperative care, development of an anesthetic plan, and the administration of anesthetics. Seven female anesthesiologists from Anesthesiology Consultants of Virginia (ACV) recreated this tableau, not as a political statement but rather a symbol of their diversity, celebrating their American, Indian-Canadian, Jamaican, Asian, and Polish backgrounds. They belong to a practice where women comprise 27% of the group. Many of the reasons they all chose anesthesiology are strikingly similar: a love of clinical procedures, the excitement of working in acute care, and the benefit of being in a field that affords work and life balance. While earning her undergraduate degree at W&L, Dr. Christine Sherman volunteered at Stonewall Jackson Hospital in Lexington where she was first introduced to the work of anesthesiologists. Drs. Julie Joseph and Ilona Parks noted that they decided to go into the field because they noticed the anesthesiologists were the happiest people in the operating rooms. Parks began her medical career as a neuro-monitoring technician. Dr. Sarah Nie was inspired by her grandmother who was a physician in China. None of these doctors feel the need to be in the spotlight. Dr. Maxine Lee likens her position to that of a bass player in a band. She is in the background, but still plays a crucial role on the surgical team. Sherman states, “We take people as close to death as they’d ever be and then we bring them back, and they rarely realize this.” They are the last people patients are with before a procedure and often the first ones they see when waking up; it’s intensive patient care that goes largely unseen. The rewards for these doctors are many, and several cited their practice, ACV, as a source of satisfaction. Unpaid vacations and time off are negotiated at the yearly scheduling session, allowing each partner flexibility. Sherman chooses to spend a month at the beach with her family each summer, Parks travels the world, and Dr. Pam Zollinger has renovated a home, paints and participates in community work. She chose ACV because it’s a practice in which physician anesthesiologists provide direct patient care (as opposed to the increasingly common nurse supervision model). Lee is the immediate past president of the Virginia Society of Anesthesiologists and has strongly advocated for physician led anesthesia care. The doctors also cite the challenge of using communication skills to establish trust with patients in just a short amount of time, and they enjoy the fact that when they are done with their work day, they don’t take it home with them. Like in any profession, these women face obstacles, especially in their dual roles as physician and mother. For Joseph, returning to work after having her babies was a challenge. She was determined to breastfeed, but had no dedicated place to pump and found the whole process of running back to the OR to be exhausting and stressful. Sherman has promised to advocate for better conditions for Nie, who just delivered her first baby and plans to return to work and continue breastfeeding. “I am going to make sure she gets 25 minute breaks!” says Sherman. Balancing family and work can be another challenge, and Sherman notes that she has purposely avoided taking on leadership positions at the hospital so that she can focus on raising her three children when she isn’t at work. The respect these women have for each other is tremendous. Baby showers and social gatherings strengthen their friendships when they aren’t in their scrubs. Group e-mail communication allows them to support one other. When a family emergency comes up, a back-up plan is merely a text away. If you find yourself on an operating table in any Carilion facility in the Roanoke Valley, you may be lucky enough to have one of these accomplished doctors looking over you. Kate is a reading specialist who currently tutors, writes, and supports literacy programs. She enjoys reading, swimming, practicing yoga, and trail running with her high energy Aussie.

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do-it-yourself

d.i.y. with knitCrate Learning new knitting skills & polishing old ones!

Trust us, we know the struggle of getting knitting projects off the needles. Whether you are starting your winter knit projects to stay ahead of the cold weather and holidays or knitting lightweight accessories for summer, KnitCrate can help you start and finish the projects you have aspired to complete! This fun subscription box offers packages for beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels of knitting. From scarves and hats to shawls and socks, you’ll be making gifts for your friends and family in no time! KnitCrate also offers online knitting classes in addition to lessons on dyeing yarn. They have partnered with yarn clubs to offer exclusive luxury yarn from indie dyers. Knitters can purchase patterns on the website, but they also link to Ravelry, a free site for knitters and crocheters. Check out www.knitcrate.com for subscription options, prices, and even options for crocheters! Stay tuned to our Facebook page this month. We will be giving away a KnitCrate project to one lucky reader! STILL need a push knitting? Stop by Wool Workshop on Colonial Avenue in Roanoke (across from upper level Towers Mall) and let them put together a personalized “starter kit” to get you on your way to knitting nirvana!! They also offer great classes for all levels Visit their website for details: www.thewoolworkshop.com

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Written by Hayleigh Worgan

Healthy crepes & great conversation await at La Bonne Crepe!

Are you a maker? Know of one we should cover? Let us know! bella@beckmediagroup.com

La Bonne Crepe began in 2012. Owned by Maya Ittah initially, it quickly became a hit throughout the area for the one-of-a-kind crepes inspired by Maya’s upbringing in France. Maya’s mother, Chantal, and her grandmother made crepes throughout her childhood. After moving to the United States (first to New York, then Virginia), Maya began La Bonne Crepe with the desire to share the dish she loved so much with new friends and acquaintances. In 2014, Chantal took over the business so Maya could concentrate on her studies. Today, you can find Chantal serving fresh crepes at the Blacksburg Farmer’s Market on Wednesdays and Saturdays every week. She also sets up at Sweet Donkey Coffee on occasion, and participates in local festivals like Go Fest. “I want people to experience the difference that wholesome, organic ingredients offer. [Our crepes] have a lot more nutrients. This meal is going to give them energy and strength. That is my goal,” explains Chantal. “People really like the crepes, and they enjoy watching me making them,” she adds. “They like the healthy version.” The rich family history and connections behind this business are far from over. Chantal and Maya have plans for a brick and mortar location to offer both delicious crepes and guidance for those trying to eat healthy. Recently, Maya earned her Master’s degree. She will open a cafe in south west Roanoke in September, using her knowledge of nutrition to help customers with specific conditions find food that works for them. Once the cafe opens, Chantal will join her there, still serving her healthy crepes. Crepes, by the way, that offer something for everyone. Chantal is a traveler, and her adventures inspire creativity. She often adds cultural influences to the crepe fillings, making the experience educational and unique. “I loved to travel when I was younger. I was fortunate to do that and learn about other cultures. My passion is to discover all the cultures and immerse myself into their traditions and languages. I enjoy what I do so much because people come to my booth from all over the world. We talk a lot, and that’s why I feel like I want to add something different to the crepes. People do [them] differently all over the world,” she says. Stay up to date on where to find La Bonne Crepe, and the new cafe (coming soon!) by following them on Facebook. Our monthly Meet the Maker feature is proudly sponsored by HomeTown Bank. Each month, we recognize local makers selling their unique handmade products. Visit our website, www.lovelybella.com, to view these features throughout the year.

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Sips Cool off with unique frozen beverage blends from Sloshies!

The temperatures are climbing, and we find ourselves longing for a nice cold drink under an umbrella by the water. If it’s your day to relax, or you’d like to try a new drink by the lake with your friends, Sloshies: 102 Boozy Cocktails Straight from the Freezer has you covered! With everything from tart drinks like Whiskey Smashed, to spiced drinks like High on the Hog, your experience is destined to be unforgettable!

High on the Hog Bacon is the candy of meats. It’s so delicious, Sloshies decided just to build a drink around it. Ginger, maple, and bourbon roll on your tongue while you fight the urge to just eat the bacon garnish first. (ABV 12.78%) Garnish (Strip of crispy bacon) 27 ounces ginger ale 2 ounces Dolin Dry Vermouth de Chambéry 2  3/4 ounces Cabin Fever Maple Flavored Whisky 8  1/4 ounces Buffalo Trace Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

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Freeze. Pour the liquid into a large freezer bag and place it in the freezer until frozen, approximately 4 hours. Alternatively, pour the liquid into an ice cream maker and proceed per the manufacturer’s instructions. Serve. When you’re ready to drink, massage the freezer bag by hand until it’s a wet, slushy consistency. If it’s not breaking up, run the bag quickly under hot water and massage some more. Makes at least 4 drinks.

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Community

Member One City Market Saturdays, July 8, 15, 22, 29 (11am-2pm) On July 8, City Market Saturdays will include a cooking demonstration with VA Cooperative Extension, featuring foods from the Market with Joy Truskowski. Other dates will include how-to workshops, family days, etc. www.downtownroanoke.org

Paint Nite at the History Museum of Western Virginia, July 14 (6:30pm-8:30pm) Your $45 fee includes guided instruction by a professional artist and party host to create your own unique piece of art. The History Museum receives part of the proceeds. www.paintnite.com Got Butterflies? at the Vinton Library, July 15 (2pm) Where have the butterflies gone? Find the best way to attract them to your garden, how to raise caterpillars, and more! Presented by Trina Nicholson. www.roanokecountyva.gov Beekeeping Basics at the Vinton Library, July 18 (6:30pm) Learn the basics of keeping bees in your own backyard, responsibly and efficiently. This workshop is free and presented by Peter Givens. www.roanokecountyva.gov Blue Ridge Literacy Series, July 26 (6-7:30pm) Join Blue Ridge Literacy for the conclusion of their monthly language series at their offices on Jefferson Street. This event will help attendees learn the basic foundations of Spanish. www. blueridgeliteracy.org

Festivals

The Black Dog Americana Music Festival, July 8 (12-5 pm) The Black Dog American Music Festival welcomes you with Chateau Morrisette wine tastings and sales by the glass or bottle. Beers on tap, food, art and craft vendors will also be available. Dance to electric and acoustic Americana all afternoon on the lawn of the Nancy Morrisette Festival Field. Beth McKee delivers fiery-sweet, deep southern grooves, and Austin soul ensemble Mingo Fishtrap heats of the dance field with horn-driven rhythm. www.thedogs.com BaconFest VA, July 15 (10am-5pm) This year, BaconFest will take place at the Berglund Center. Featuring local breweries, wineries, and chefs with nearly 100 bacon-inspired, mouthwatering menu items, this event is one you don’t want to miss! Enjoy live music and local artisans between sampling these amazing food and beverage choices. www.baconfestva.com MuggleFest at 16 West, July 22 (10:30am-6:30pm) Celebrate Harry Potter’s Birthday with fun activities, vendors, entertainment, magicians, and even a cosplay contest! There will

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also be Harry Potter video games free to play, brought to you by GameStruck! www.16westmarketplace.com FloydFest: Freedom, July 26-30 You didn’t think we’d leave this one out, did you?All the bands you love, including Thievery Corporation, Leftover Salmon, Rising Appalachia, and Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives (and more!). Plus, enjoy local farm-to-table food, craft beer, unique arts & crafts, and support local vendors. www.floydfest.com

Art Events

Opening Reception, Aurora Studio Center, July 7 (5-9pm) Recent Works by Artists, Nancy Stellhorn, Gina Louthian-Stanley, Susanne Sellars and Susan Egbert. Meet the Artists and enjoy light refreshments. On view in The Lightwell Gallery through July 31. Aurora Studio Center is located at 110 Campbell Avenue in Downtown Roanoke. Find them on Facebook for more info.

1-4 pm. Featuring jazz every first Sunday. Admission is free, and wine and light cafe fare are available for purchase. This Sunday, enjoy the folk sound and poetic themes of Kat’s work. Her fourth studio album, Silver, is available now. www.thedogs.com George Thorogood & the Destroyers, July 29 (7pm, gates open at 6 pm) Tickets are $35. Reminisce with the hits! 38 Special opens at 7 pm. Then, at 8:30 pm, George Thorogood and the Destroyers take the stage. With more than 40 years of touring and recording, seeing this show is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for fans who have followed their journey all along! www.downtownroanoke.org. The Summer Music Games of Southwest Virginia at the Salem Stadium, July 31 This event is the primary fundraiser for the Pride of Salem Marching Band. It features six outstanding corps including the Boston Crusaders, Carolina Crown, Jersey Surf, Madison Scouts, Pioneer, and Spirit of Atlanta. Drum Corps International exists to showcase the very best in musical arts and pageantry. Members of the corps spend hours each day to achieve perfection and participate in a six week tour of the United states, culminating in the 2017 DCI World Championships in Indiana. Profits from this event help fund the many activities of the Salem High School Band programs, and helps defray costs of travel and materials. www. summermusicgames.org

Aurora Art Tour, July 8 (11am-4pm) Tour our Resident Artists’ working studios, including ‘The Aurora Artisans’ and see the building’s Permanent Collection not usually open to the public. Drop by between llam-4pm, lower studio level. Aurora Studio Center is located at 110 Campbell Avenue in Downtown Roanoke. Find them on Facebook for more info. Paint Party, July 22 (6-8:30pm) Bring a friend and join the painting and party fun with Artist, Kelly Smith-Price. Supplies are provided. Bring your own snacks and beverage. You may want to bring an old shirt. Space is limited. Lower Level Classroom. Aurora Studio Center is located at 110 Campbell Avenue in Downtown Roanoke. Find them on Facebook for more info.

Music

Flo Rida at Elmwood Park, July 16 (7pm, gates open at 6 pm) Tickets are $35. This high-energy, exciting show kicks off with DJ Scene. Later in the show, enjoy Flo Rida’s hits like “Club Can’t Handle Me” and “Good Feeling.” Celebrate summer with these feel good songs from all of your favorite moments in recent years. www.downtownroanoke.org Sunday Sounds: Kat Mills, July 23 (1-4 pm) Every Sunday June through October, enjoy award-winning wines, breath taking views from the Blue Ridge, and an eclectic array of musical artists performing on the Chateau Morrisette’s Winery Courtyard from w w w. l o v e l y b e l l a . c o m

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Get Outside

Art in Roanoke at Elmwood Park: City in Motion (now through November 2018) City in Motion is an outdoor sculptural exhibit that features nine pieces constructed of various media. The exhibition, presented by the Roanoke Arts Commission, explores Roanoke’s continual progress, movement, and innovation. www.artinroanoke.org Bark in the Park, July 13 (7 pm) Chateau Morrisette presents a night of fun at the Salem Red Sox stadium! Enjoy select Chateau Morrisette wines in premium hospitality and picnic areas, and pours at the central bar! Your pet’s $5 admission fee goes to support local shelters and SPCAs. www.thedogs.com Tour Roanoke Kayak the James and Craft Brewery Tour, July 23 For guests 21 and over only. Your $83 fee includes equipment and guidance from Twin River Outfitters for a 6 hour kayaking trip on the James River, and a pint or flight from Great Valley Farm Brewery on the trip. Discounts available for groups and designated drivers. www.roanokefoodtours. com MORE DETAILS ON PAGE 12 IN THIS ISSUE! Touch-A-Truck at Green Hill Park, July 29 (10am-3pm) Kids and adults can see, touch, play, and learn about over 200 cool vehicles. This free event includes everything from fire trucks to motorcycles, cement trucks to police cars, delivery trucks to garbage trucks, and even airplanes! Drivers and operators will be available to assist in exploration. A hayride, petting zoo, and food vendors will also be on-site. Parental supervision is required. www.visitroanokeva. com

Film&Theatre

Ten-Minute Plays for Teens at Hollins University, July 6 (4:30 pm) The Upstairs Studio Theatre at Hollins University will host these plays written for and about young adult audiences by Hollins Playwright’s Lab’s Writing for Young Audiences Class in partnership with Roanoke Children’s Theatre. www.hollins.edu Movies on the Move in Franklin County, July 14 & 28 Get ready for Kubo at Snow Creek Community Ball Field on July 14 at 8:15 pm, and Moana at Smith Mountain Lake Community Park Beach on July 28 at 8 pm! Presented by Franklin County Parks and Recreation, these annual Movies on the Move offer a fun-filled family night of games and activities including an outdoor movie showing on an inflatable 20-foot screen. These free movies move throughout Franklin County to offer each community something in their own neighborhood. Bring a blanket, lawn chair, and a flashlight. Concessions will be available. www.playfranklincounty.com Attic Productions presents “Kiss Me, Kate,” July 27-29 Enjoy this timeless presentation at Attic Productions, a community theatre in Botetourt County, housed in the new Geraldine Lawson Performing Arts Center. “Kiss Me, Kate” has been called a love letter to the theatre, and includes music and lyrics by Cole Porter. www. atticproductions.info

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Bella Magazine - July 2017  

The regional magazine for women of Southwest & Central Virginia... and beyond!