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Happy belated New Year! Well, let’s be honest, the “new” has already started to wear off and I’m betting so has your motivation to keep your resolutions. You don’t have to continue like this. Let this issue of Creative Living, the first of the year, be the real start of your “new” life. Check out all the wonderful articles about local businesses that can help you get your health back in order, your home back in order – your entire life back in order! If you’ve slacked off, that’s OK. Just don’t give up. Remember, you can start anew any ole time.

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Stay fresh while getting fit Tips on how to look and feel great as you’re working out.

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Contact Page 15 Creative Living is a monthly advertising-sponsored magazine published by the Specialty Publications Department of The Community Press/ The Community Recorder.

Topics Care 3 Dental Smiles

Business 13 Local Goods • Services

6 Health & Fitness

Good 15 Looking Hair • Skin

Home 9 At Remodeling • Decorating

16 Funeral Planning

Mind • Body • Spirit

Wills • Funeral Homes

Questions and comments can be sent to Editor Melissa Hayden c/o The Community Press/ 394 Wards Corner/Loveland, OH 45140 or e-mail mhayden@communitypress.com. For advertising call 578-5501.


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Struggling with snoring, sleep apnea or your CPAP machine? Call Dr. Kitzmiller Do you snore or know someone who ward, keeping your airway from coldoes? Do you have sleep apnea but lapsing. struggle nightly with your CPAP (conA sleep apnea sufferer himself, Dr. tinuous positive airway pressure) Timothy Kitzmiller tried CPAP but machine? struggled with it. He started using an You’re not alone! oral appliance and now he and An estimated 40 his patients enjoy quiet, Want More Information? million Americans healthful sleep every night. Visit www.cincisleep.com. snore and nearly 20 “I give Dr. Kitzmiller million have sleep and Lori a 10 out of 10 in the apnea, a condition where the treatment they gave me for my sleep airway collapses during sleep, causing apnea. I had heard from friends and the person to stop breathing and awakfamily that I snored but did not realize I en multiple times every hour with a had apnea. After my diagnosis at a sleep gasp. lab, Dr. Kitzmiller explained my Sleep apnea is a life threatening sleep options,” said Molly. disorder that left undiagnosed and “I knew CPAP and surgery were not untreated can shorten your life span up for me. The oral appliance he made for to 18 years! me is unbelievable! No more headaches While CPAP is the gold standard of and I’m much more rested. I know that sleep apnea treatment, many people this treatment is going to add years to can’t tolerate the masks, hoses, and my life and healthy vitality!” she said. inconvenience. Call Dr. Kitzmiller today at 513-248An oral appliance is an FDA8848 to schedule your complimentary approved CPAP alternative that fits over consultation to see if this solution is your teeth and holds the lower jaw forright for you!

Dr. Timothy Kitzmiller and his wife, Lori, help snoring and sleep apnea patients with oral appliance therapy.

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Educate your child early on proper oral care The earlier the better. That’s Dr. Tiffany BullerSchussler’s philosophy on children and dentistry. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that a child start seeing the dentist very early, often as early as the teeth start erupting. While Dr. Buller-Schussler does not see infants or very young toddlers, she sees children in her office as early as age three. “It’s very important to get the child accustomed to the office at an early age so that they become less afraid and become comfortable with regular dental care as they get older. They will also be

more calm when they come for their visits.” The most important reason, however, she explained is to screen for any early childhood decay or disorders of the teeth and jaws. A simple screening appointment can detect dental caries, missing permanent teeth, defects of the teeth and jaws and other things. Dental caries are considered a childhood disease and the incidence is once again on the rise. Part of the problem is consumption of juices, soft drinks, and bottled water. Even more devastating is the fact that often parents and children are not educated in proper oral care.

Dr. Tiffany Buller-Schussler.

Once teeth are in the mouth, they should be cleaned. Parents should use a wash cloth or gauze to wipe an infant’s teeth until they have enough teeth to use a brush. A toddler, Dr. BullerSchussler said, should have their own toothbrush to be used with the help of a parent and can use paste with fluoride once they are old enough to spit. It’s also necessary to be educated on the importance of a proper diet. Parents should monitor the consumption of juices and soft drinks, even diluting them 50-50 with water. If this is done when the child first starts drinking juices, they won’t notice a difference. Once teeth are in, if a child still uses a bottle before bed, it should be filled with water if possible. After adult molars are in place sealants should be placed over them to

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protect the permanent teeth and prevent further decay. “Dental diseases can become very serious, especially in children,” said Dr. Buller-Schussler. “They result in pain, loss of school days, infection, loss of the baby tooth and can lead to damage to the permanent teeth. In rare cases hospitalization, or even death can occur if left untreated.” After an initial visit with Dr. Buller-Schussler, she can refer parents to a Specialist if she feels it is necessary. Pediatric dentists, she said, are vital partners. An initial visit for a youngster includes familiarizing them with the office. “We make sure they are comfortable and happy so that they will become good dental patients for the rest of their lives,” she said. Dr. Buller-Schussler has been practicing for 12 years, but has been interested in dentistry since she was 9 years old. Her focus of practice is on education and restoration of the mouth to full form and function so that her patients can maintain their teeth and prevent the need for extensive future treatment. February is Children’s Dental Health Month. Schedule an appointment today to start your child on a lifetime of good dental health. For more information visit the website at www. schusslerdentistry.com, or call her competent and friendly staff at 859-6530525 to set up your appointment.

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How many times have you cut this ad out? Christmas is over, the kids are back to school, and you find yourself reading about Gentle Dental Care yet again. Think about how many times you have read Gentle Dental Care’s stories picked up the phone to call, and hung up due to fear. Some of the new patients have been known to drive into the parking lot and become nauseous. However, afterwards they wonder why they had waited so long. Does this describe you? While reading this article, your teeth are hurting, your gums are bleeding, and it has been a very long time since you have seen a dentist. The thought of calling makes you sick as the feeling of embarrassment overwhelms you. Do not worry, because Dr. Tara Dallmann is dedicated to helping patients just like you. The doctor and her

team have dedicated the last several years to learning the most up-to-date procedures with IV and oral sedation. They have recently gone through an extensive course on medical emergencies. All the while they continue to offer laughing gas, heated blankets, neck pillows, and headphones to make your visit as comfortable as possible. Dr. Dallmann and her qualified team are ready to make your visit the most relaxing and safe experience you’ve ever had at a dental office. A recent patient told us that he’d kept our newspaper clippings so long they’d yellowed with time.

The Gentle Dental Care team.

After a positive experience, the patient hugged the entire team, telling Dr. Dallmann she’d changed his life. He only wishes he’d called sooner and avoided years of pain and embarrassment.

Don’t let this happen to you. Do not set this article aside again. Decide to put yourself first this year. Now is the time to start fresh; you will not be made to feel guilty, because at Gentle Dental

Care, they understand how hard it is just to pick up the phone. They know that can be the hardest step. Just think about having a new healthy smile in 2011. Call 363-1616.

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Free hearing health seminars Riggs Hearing and Vision is a place where you are truly cared about. For more than 90 years, Riggs Hearing and Vision has been insuring the complete satisfaction of every patient, while offering knowledgeable and friendly service at a very affordable investment. Riggs also offers a free seminar, to senior facilities, hospitals, senior groups, and retirement homes, discussing hearing health and aids. They also offer a free instructional seminar to senior facilities’ staff members on how to handle hearing aids, care and maintenance, as well as tips for working with the hearing impaired.

Owner Larry Naiser is the third owner of Riggs Hearing and Vision, located at 140 West Pike St., in Covington. Naiser and his daughter Beth currently have several thousand active patients at Riggs Hearing and Vision. His wife, a board certified optician, oversees the vision part of the practice. They offer the very popular vintage and retro frames, as well as more modern and stylish frames. Riggs offers free hearing tests, zero down and low rate financing, guaranteed results, and 24-hour emergency service. For more information call 431-2266.

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Piercing is a hot The researchers fashion trend but discussed five cases you may not be of young adults with smiling pretty for oral piercing jewelry long if you get one and the health of the in your mouth. gums near it. A new study In each case, the shows oral piercing patient had some – such as on the degree of receding tongue or lip – may gums and injury near cause tooth loss. the piercing site. “Wearing oral Three of them had piercing ornaments, signs of severe perieven over relatively odontitis. short periods, may In one case, a 19result in significant Piercing is a hot fashion trend but you may not be smiling year-old woman pretty for long if you get one in your mouth. deformities to gingishowed significant gum line comes from the val tissue (gums) that signs of receding gums in constant contact between might not respond satisjust five months. the oral jewelry and the factorily to surgery and, This type of fast-acting gums. in fact, may lead to tooth damage means it’s critical The results can be per- for people with oral piercloss,” said lead researcher manent, such as receding Dr. John K. Brooks, DDS, ings to get regular dental gums, chipped or fracassociate professor at the checkups, Brooks said. tured teeth, nerve damage University of Maryland If you or someone you or inflammation at piercDental School in a news love has an oral piercing ing site and or periodonti- and are experiencing pain, release. tis (when the inner layer His study appears in inflammation or any other of the gum and bone pull difficulty, call your the July issue of the away from the teeth and Journal of the American Mortenson Family Dentist form pockets), resulting in immediately at 525-7586 Dental Association. loose teeth or tooth loss. The damage to the for an appointment.

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Burlington Pharmacy offers women outstanding service Karen Murphy and Melissa Morris are used to giving and receiving lot’s of hugs. They’re used to sharing tears as well. “No one cries here alone,” said Murphy, a 15year certified mastectomy fitter at Burlington Pharmacy. Breast cancer is the most common cancer occurring in women (excluding cancers of the skin) and the second most common cause of death from cancer in women after lung cancer. Mastectomy fitting is the practice of addressing medical conditions of the upper extremities and post-mastectomy surgical outcomes. Pursuant to a physician’s order, a mastectomy fitter measures a patient and properly fits, dispenses and adjusts external breast prostheses, bras and related supplies. Trained and certified mastectomy fitters are integral to the physical and emotional well-being of patients, providing instruction and training on how to properly use and maintain post-mastectomy devices. The loss of a woman’s breasts to cancer can affect her self-esteem, her sex drive, and just how she feels about herself as a woman. “The goal is to give them their self-worth back,” Murphy said. “It’s not that they just have a lower self-esteem, they feel different and we bring them back to their self and make them feel whole again.” These women are comforted and treated with respect. Murphy and

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Morris answer their questions and work with them and their doctor to get what they want and need. “We talk,” said Morris, a six-year certified mastectomy fitter. “We listen. Doctors often tell you what you need and they’re tired of that, we listen to what they want.” Burlington Pharmacy carries Amoena products, light weight silicone forms, swim forms, bras that are functional and some “have attitude,” Murphy explained. “They are really nice, stylish pieces.” Many women needing wigs and scarves as a result of receiving chemotherapy or for other medical reasons visit

Burlington Pharmacy for Health Care carries a wide home medical equipment this need as well. Murphy assortment of quality and supply needs since and Morris are also certiwigs, scarves, sleep caps 1976. fied fitting specialists. and other headpieces. As one of the area’s “It is an emotional time “We have a great selec- largest retail suppliers of and it is important for them to have a support team that Burlington Pharmacy Health Care has been serving cares. Our personal care and quality the Tristate area home medical equipment and customer service supply needs since 1976. set us apart,” said Murphy. “At the end of the day, we are making a tion of products and home health products and difference in a life,” added many color swatches,” services, we provide supeMorris, another certified said Morris. rior customer service and fitting specialist at The company offers top quality, state-of-the-art Burlington Pharmacy personalized and private medical equipment and Health Care. fitting appointments with supplies. “We want to help our their professional fitting For more information customers feel comfortspecialists. call 859-586-6700 or visit able and meet all of their Burlington Pharmacy www.burlingtonpharmaneeds,” she said. Health Care has been cy.com. Burlington Pharmacy serving the Tristate area

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A new year means a new you at Curves Every January, we all make those dreaded resolutions. By far, the most popular resolutions revolve around health and fitness. We resolve to lose weight, to get in shape, to exercise more, or to eat more healthfully. By the time January is in full swing, are your resolutions also in full swing or are they already a distant memory? Your local Curves, the proven strength training program designed especially for women, can help you keep those resolutions and achieve permanent results without permanent dieting. Curves knows that more than half of U.S. adult women are overweight and more than one-third are obese. In fact, obesity plays a major role the poor health of women, including diabetes and high blood pressure. Such statistics can be alarming; but, to help combat these statistics, Curves offers a proven strength training program where women can lose pounds and inches through regular exercise (including Curves Smart technology with personalized goals). Curves also offers educational programs to address weight loss as women gain newfound confidence in their regular Curves exercise routine. And new for 2011 is a partnership between Curves International and Zumba, the global dance fitness experts. The two companies have helped millions of women worldwide lose weight and get in shape. Now, they’re partnering on a unique workout that combines the best of both worlds. It’s called Curves Circuit with

Zumba Fitness and it’s the only 30minute class that mixes the moves of Zumba with the proven strength training of Curves for one wildly effective workout. “Curves Circuit with Zumba Fitness is an amazing workout,” said Curves Fort Thomas owner Becky Ostendorf. “It combines Curves’ strength-training program – which can burn up to 500 calories in just 30 minutes – with fun, energetic Zumba moves. In our pilot testing, our members have absolutely loved it. They are definitely getting their groove back!” All ages, fitness levels and dance abilities can participate in and benefit from Curves Circuit with Zumba Fitness 30-minute classes, overseen by Curves Circuit Coaches and led by a licensed Zumba instructor. In addition to the regular Curves workout, members can opt to participate in these special sessions where they will have worked every major muscle group and achieved a fun, energetic cardio workout. Look for a Curves near you and for the Curves Circuit with Zumba Fitness classes at local participating Curves, including Erlanger, Florence, Fort Thomas, Hebron, Independence, and Villa Hills. During the introductory period, Curves will let members and non-members try Curves Circuit with Zumba Fitness classes free for one week. Check out the ad on this page, call 1800-CURVES30 or visit curveskentucky.com to learn more.

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Before ‘I do’ lose up to 14 inches It’s going to be the best day of your life, so you should feel and look your very best. With diet trends constantly failing and fading, you know you’re going to need a lifestyle change. Why not start this change with the new life you’re going to be creating with the one you love so dear? Just in time, while you’re searching for Owner and health expert Vincent Perlmutter with Winnie, who is certified to do the M’Lis Body that perfect dress, Contour Wrap. Burn Fat Cincy is offering the perfect any disease that inhibits caused healthy inch loss deal that can help you circulation, especially in through internal cleanslose, healthily, up to 14 the lower extremities. ing. inches in just an hour! Research showed that Currently, Burn Fat M’lis Body Contour because of this increase Cincy is offering one free Wrap, developed 25 years flow of both lymphatic body wrap with the purago by a bio-chemist from and circulatory systems, chase of one of their prothe UCLA medical center, the patient also was expe- grams. Combined with was originally formulated riencing cleansing of the one of their programs, for those with diabetes or tissues. In turn, this you can change your

Perfection Handyman Services does it all Is that “honey-do-list” getting longer? Are you having a hard time finding a company that can build cabinets, fix the drain, change your locks, and install the ceiling fan all with one trip? Did you receive a Christmas gift that needs to be installed or assembled? This New Year, resolve to get it all done by Perfection Handyman Services. Serving the Tristate area, the outstanding customer service of Perfection Handyman is second to none. “We are always on time and take pride in what we do. We maintain, repair, fix, update or makeover

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your home, investment property or business. No job is too small for our experienced staff,” said owner Tim Leatherman. Perfection Handyman makes safety a priority and is proud to be an EPA Lead-Safe Certified contractor performing renovation, repair and painting projects. Common renovation activities like sanding, cutting, and demolition can create hazardous lead dust and chips by disturbing lead-based paint, which can be harmful to adults and children. Any work that disturbs lead-based paint in homes, child care facilities, and schools built

before 1978 must be certified and must follow specific work practices to prevent lead contamination. Not all companies take the extra measure of getting EPA Lead-Safe Certified, but Perfection Handyman ensures that every job is done thoroughly and safely. Perfection Handyman also offers weatherization including Sealeze Weatherstripping, caulking and other sealing services that are particularly important during these cold winter months. Start the new year right by calling Perfection Handyman Services at 525-8560 to get those home projects completed.

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economy, choosing the right contractor is more important than ever. One local contractor that has been helping raise property values through the addition of attic insulation and beautiful energy efficient dimensional shingle roofs is A New Roof Time.

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A New Roof Time began in 1995, when Ricky Feltner started a small family business that operated out of his home. By 1999, Preferred Roofing’s four office staff (which included a daughter, a son and son-in-law) had earned a ranking in the Top 100 Contractors in America, with sales in excess of $2 million. Ricky passed away at the end of 1999, and the

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company struggled to carry on without his dynamic leadership. Today Ricky’s legacy has been preserved by no less than five roofing contractors that were once part of his vision, all successfully operating their own companies using the same principles and ideals he established over 15 years ago. At Roof Time, Missy is still answering the calls (even at nights and weekends) and Ricky’s grandson, Justin, works as a project estimator. Greg Lykins and Terry Littleton run their two certified roof crews. Roof Time is a true family-owned and operated business with deep community roots; over 15 year’s business experience, with three generations now serving Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. A New Roof Time is a wise choice for savvy homeowners looking for an honest and skilled contractor. They have earned the prestigious Angie’s List service award every year since 2006 and their Aplus rating as members of the Better Business Bureau means homeowners can trust them to do everything they promise. Roof Time is also one of only three contractors in the Tristate that are Owens Corning certified as Top of the House insulation experts. But the real story is in their referrals. “It is our No. 1 priority to always do the right thing by our customers,” said JD Shoemaker of A New Roof Time. The entire crew is required to always be upto-date on the newest

products, technology and codes. The company uses qualified estimators that do not work on commission. This ensures that the customer always receives an honest estimate. Roof Time provides free written estimates for customers and will explain what they can do to fix their home’s issues. A New Roof Time’s services include new roofs and roof repairs on all types of roofs – slate, metal, asbestos, rubber and mobile homes. Their attic insulation is the best in the city. They can also replace, clean or repair gutters and box gutters. They provide insurance estimates and FHA roof inspections, as well. Roof Time is a leader in their industry, utilizing the latest in technology. Their estimators can use satellite measurement software to offer “to the inch measurements” for “to the penny pricing.” They own thermal imaging cameras to pinpoint hidden leaks and decay and iPhones to solve problems on the job in real time. Roof Time employees are fully insured and attend annual training seminars and conferences. They still remember and practice today what founder Ricky preached so long ago: “Most homeowners won’t know good roofing; but they know good work and clean-up when they see it.” Roof Time staff will always respect your property, landscaping and possessions, leaving no trace of a mess behind. When you are in the market to hire a good con-

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Traveling south or north on I-471: Take Exit 5 (Newport/Bellevue) Turn right onto Route 8 (Fairfield Avenue) Continue to Taylor Avenue and turn right Travel six blocks to Grandview Avenue Turn right on Grandview Enter the warehouse through the center door by the dock. Prepare to be amazed …

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The Lasting Impressions Design Center at 241 Grandview Ave. in Bellevue is back in the swing of things after an extremely successful holiday season and a wonderful trip to market. New merchandise has already begun to arrive to set the stage for a beautiful spring preview of floral stems and greenery, swags, garlands, and the latest in everyday home decor … all straight from the market buying trip.

If you haven’t visited Lasting Impressions, give yourself a mid-winter treat and make plans to visit soon. You’ll find that little lift you need to begin thinking about spring decorating and those home projects you will be planning. You may even want to sign up for an “In-Home Consultation” to get some expert advice on paint selection, accessories, window treatments, furniture, room arrangement, or just

“When you care enough to make your home a warm, welcoming place for family and friends … you need to visit us.”

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a brain-storming session during a walkthrough with Linda. Call 655-8187 for more information or to schedule an appointment. What else is new at

Lasting Impressions Design Center? New pieces of furniture have begun to arrive as the newly designed show-

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When there isn’t enough time call Regal Maid Let’s face it – most of us, if not all of us, have a full plate these days. Most of our plates, in fact, runneth over! There is so little time left in the day/week to accomplish all the things that are on our to-do lists, including cleaning our homes. Because of the busy schedules we all seem to keep and for several other reasons, many people have turned to Regal Maid and have been doing so for 25 years. This family-owned local business has achieved this milestone and outlasted much competition in the area by sticking with their core philosophy of “treating the employees right first and always focusing on the internal customer service they provide first, and the external customer service falls at a close second,” said Andy Venneman, owner. According to Andy, the key to

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giving their clients a great experience and the clean home or room every time is to make sure the employees are happy with their positions and responsibilities. That positive momentum being a focus in turn translates into how the employees operate and perform at the clients’ homes or businesses. This way of running the business has kept Regal Maid providing excellent service and has kept some clients using the service since 1986. Regal Maid has also been continuously involved in the community through donations, providing local employment opportunities and being involved with local schools. The navy blue, fuel efficient cars that the cleaning service uses are a familiar sight to many residents in Northern Kentucky and are often on the road as many of

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us drive to work. Regal Maid services businesses as well as residents. Often, there is a misconception about having to be “wealthy” to use a cleaning service, but Regal Maid has been spreading the word that their customers call for many different reasons and have many different needs and income levels. Several calls are made by people who find that they are simply too busy to keep up with the task of cleaning nooks and crannies on a monthly or weekly basis, or that find that a particular room in their home is a high traffic area or even an ignored area that is simply too much to keep up with. Clients call to get help because they physically cannot do the work that needs to be done, because perhaps they are sick or elderly or their loved ones call to

help in that situation. Regal Maid caters to each customer’s particular needs, whether big or small, one time or weekly, and this flexible service has been a huge part in getting to their 25th anniversary. Many customers also give the gift of a cleaner home as a gift to moms on Mother’s Day, birthday gifts for friends and loved ones, wedding gifts for the couples home, Valentine’s Day to give their special one a day off from chores, etc., in the way of gift certificates which are easily purchased online or by phone. Whether it’s your New Year’s resolution to get organized, putting your home on the market, a busy mom who could use some help, or just ready to experience “ a plate less full,” you can afford to get some help with your home

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REGAL from page 12 and take back some of the time in your day by calling Regal Maid. Also, keep reading upcoming issues of Creative Living for more on Regal Maid, tips for a

Jim Barrie wants to share his love for SCUBA diving, so he’s letting everyone try it. His dive shop, The Scuba Shack, (www.TheScubaPlace.com) located in Florence, is offering a “Try SCUBA Experience” to anyone interested in diving. “SCUBA diving is not a sport. It’s not a hobby. It’s a lifestyle! We want to expose as many people as we can to this exciting way of life,” said Barrie. Barrie has owned The Scuba Shack for 12 years, and in that time has been told by countless people that they would love to try diving. He knows that if they do, they’ll love it! So he wants to give them the opportunity. All those who would like to try SCUBA diving will be geared-up and go for a dip with a certified instructor in The Scuba Shack’s indoor, heated, 10 foot-deep, diver training pool. Reservations are required, and can be made by calling 859-2831550. The Scuba Shack also offers SCUBA certification training. Through comprehensive classroom and pool training, divers learn proper technique, safety measures, and how to use the equipment. Once certified, a diver is ready to go on one of the shop’s many trips to dive locations in the United States and abroad. The Shack currently has trips scheduled to: Florida, North Carolina, St. Lucia, Bonaire, Fiji, Bali/Indonesia, Egypt and The Red Sea. Pricing varies by destination. “There’s nothing quite like a group trip” said Barrie. “Both divers and nondivers come back with a group of new friends, having visited some of the world’s most beautiful destinations” he said.

cleaner home, customer experiences, contests, savings and more. For more information visit the company online at www.RegalMaid.com or call 781-3300.

IMPROVE from page 10 tractor, Roof Time will pass all of your tests with flying colors. They are hard-working, dedicated people that are in their business for the long haul. To see pictures of their crews in action, you can friend them on Facebook, and follow them on Twitter, key words: A

New Roof Time. Estimates are free and include an attic inspection and color digital pictures of what the estimators find. Visit the website at www.newRoof Time.com or call 513-753-8463 to get a free inspection of your roof, attic insulation or gutter system.

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etting fit makes you feel good inside and out. When you exercise, your clothes fit better, your energy levels get a boost and it helps the stresses of your life melt away in a pure endorphin rush. Luckily, no matter where you live, it’s easier than ever to get exercise all year round so that you can maintain your health and fitness.

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balance, keep products like a refreshing mist spritz and an exfoliating cleanser on hand and in your medicine cabinet.

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Whether you’re pounding the pavement or hitting the gym, keep in mind that beauty and working out aren’t mutually exclusive. With a bit of smart preparation, you’ll be feeling good during your fitness routine and gorgeously glowing afterward. Keep these ideas in mind to help you look great, even between workouts.

• In the drink: As you work out, it’s natural that your body will shed water in the form of sweat, and it’s essential that you keep your body’s fluid levels up.

Dehydration can cause everything from discomfort to serious sickness, so don’t let your body down. Even when you’re not working out, hot days call for extra hydration. The added benefits are that drinking more water can help to keep your skin clear and your appetite sated.

• Face forward: The exertion of exercising can be a pore-clogging nightmare. That’s why it’s particularly important to have a good skin care regime adapted to your skin’s needs. To keep your skin radiant and in

Swimming’s a great way to stay active – whether in the pool or the ocean – but it can take a toll on your locks. Whatever your activities, it’s important to use an eco-friendly shampoo – after all, a good choice for the environment can be a good choice for you, too. If your tresses are stressed out, be sure to give them a deep conditioning treatment, too. Whether your inspiration is getting healthy or a beauty boost, exercise is the best way to do it. Taking advantage of the opportunity to work out, regardless of the season, with these thoughts in mind will help you look your best, throughout the year.

Have fun staying fit You can actually have a good time keeping your New Year’s resolution this year. For more than 41 years, Jazzercise group fitness classes have been combining dance-based cardio with strength training and stretching to sculpt, tone and lengthen muscles for maximum fat burn. Choreographed to today’s hottest music, Jazzercise offers a fusion of jazz dance, resistance training, pilates, yoga,

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and kickboxing. Through the use of hand-held weights and other strength training apparatuses (class formats vary by location), you will get a total body workout while blasting fat and having fun. You can burn up to 600 calories in one fun and powerfully effective 60minute total body workout. Studies prove when fitness is incorporated into our daily activities, we’re

much more vital and energetic. Benefits include increased cardiovascular endurance, strength, and flexibility, as well as an overall “feel good” factor. So what are you waiting for? Get ready to move with class locations in Florence, Walton, Crescent Springs, Covington, Fort Thomas, and Alexandria. Visit www.jazzercise. com or call 1-800-FIT-ISIT.

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Ronald B. Jones will take care of your needs The old statement that the only thing certain in life is death and taxes rings true for anyone facing old age or illness, or even younger people who are caretakers for elderly parents. Ronald B. Jones Funeral Home in Ludlow, Ky., in business for 75 years, knows how to help with difficult decisions. “We can help plan a funeral that takes care of all the wishes of the family,” said Ronald Jones, owner of the facility, and lifelong resident of Ludlow. “We give every person who comes here personal attention, which has over the years built a trust between our clients and ourselves. The personal attention is what I believe sets us apart,” he said. Pre-planning has

become one of the most popular outreach programs for funeral homes, because more people want to specify exactly what they want when they die. “People realize it is like a gift to their children, to make the decisions before they have to,” explained Jones. “That way the children know exactly what their parents want. I’ve had children come in to look over the specifications their parents set up beforehand, and they are surprised, and told us they are so glad their parents picked things out, because they wouldn’t have chosen the same things,” he said. Jones said since they have been in business so long, they know all the hospitals, churches and cemeteries, so they are

able to make all arrangements when a person dies, to take some of the strain off the rest of the family, who are grieving, and sometimes in shock. “We do everything for the family,” said Jones. “We are open seven days a week, 24 hours a day, so we are never closed. We make all the arrangements, and take care of the flowers, so the family can rest assured they are in capable hands.” Cremation has become a more viable choice, and does not have a stigma attached anymore. Visitation has changed, over the years, and now approximately 30 percent of people want to have the visitation and funeral all in one day. “One thing we stress to the families is that when you have a visitation, the

great majority of people come to see the living people,” explained Jones. “So if your mom or dad has outlived most of their friends, you still have the visitation for the people who want to come and see you to express their sorrow for your loss. Many families don’t take that into consideration,” he said. Jones likes his business because he can be helpful

to people in distress, and that is very important to him. To learn more about Ronald B. Jones Funeral home, go to www.ronaldbjones.com. “We pride ourselves on personal attention, and our large facility has a homelike atmosphere, which is very important at stressful times,” Jones said. “You can also call us at 431-0072.”

IMPRESSIONS from page 11 room begins to take shape with Hooker, Charleston House, Bailey Street, and other well-known lines. Gorgeous new Dale Tiffany lamps have just arrived. You have to see them to truly appreciate the rich, vibrant colors and unique designs. You will also want to see the new quilted bedding (with coordinating accent pillows) and table linens which bring an elegant touch to tried-and-true, comfortable quilted styles. Don’t forget to check out the new releases of Shaw rugs which feature the newest in area rug colors and designs for all decorating styles. Yes, you’ll still find hidden treasures

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