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• Every Mon & Fri, 1pm - Play Bingo at 1pm, Habitat for Safe Seniors Center, 2174 Old Sattler Road (Startzville), next to Canyon Lake Animal Shelter. 830-899-2256. • Every 2nd Tues, 7:30pm - CL Bicycle Club meets at Lucky Sailors. 830-935-4588. • Every 3rd Tues, 7pm - Native Plant Society of Texas, Lindheimer Chapter meets. GVTC Auditorium, 36101 FM 3159 in Smithson Valley. Public is invited. 830-935-4699. • Every 4th Tues from Sept to May, 9:30am - Canyon Lake Assoc. of Retired Teachers & School Personnel meets at Rio Raft Rec Bldg, River Road (Sattler). 830-899-4454. • Every Thur, Noon-1pm - CL Rotary hosts speakers on local to international subjects. Anchors Landing on Startz Rd. Public welcome. Lunch included ($12). 830-899-3205. • Every Thur, 7-11pm - Steak Night & Karaoke at Midnight Express. 830-964-3700. • Every 1st & 3rd Thurs at Noon - The Canyon Lake Noon Lions Club meets at the Canyon Lake Golf Club. Visitors are welcome. 830-899-4406. • Every 3rd Thur, 10am - “The Friends of Tye Preston Memorial Library” meet at the library, 1321 FM 2673 in Sattler. Be a part of your library. 830-899-4015. • Every 3rd Thurs, 7pm - Lindheimer Chapter Texas Master Naturalists meets at the Agri-Life Bldg, 325 Resource Drive, behind the recycle center. 830-620-3440. • Every 4th Thur, 10am - The Heritage Museum of the Texas Hill Country meets at TPMLibrary. Join in celebrating our local heritage. Show & tells encouraged. 830-899-4542. • Every 1st Fri, 6-9pm - Parents Night Out at Cranes Mill Baptist Church. Dinner served. Preregister before that night. 830-899-7936. • Every 3rd Fri, 1pm - Habitat for Safe Seniors at 2174 Old Sattler Road (Startzville) hosts Birthday Bingo celebrating birthdays for that month. 830-899-2256. • Every Sat, 2pm - Shufﬂeboard Tournament at VFW Post 8573 in Sattler. Open to the Public. Beginners welcome. 830-964-4568. • Every Sat evening - Canyon Trail Chuckwagon Supper & Music Show by the English Brother. Gates at 6pm. Dinner bell 7pm. Reservations necessary. 830-626-8200. • Sun, May 2, 4pm - Mid-Texas Symphony presents Beethoven Bookends, Jackson Auditorium-TLU in Seguin. Tickets at the door or call 830-372-8089. • Fri, May 7 - Habitat for Safe Seniors is holding a Food Fair. Pre-Register now at 2174 Old Sattler Road Monday thru Friday 8am-4pm to qualify. 830-899-2256. • Sat, May 8, 7am-1pm - Roaring Rummage Sale at Ace Hdw parking lot just in time for Mother’s Day. www.CanyonLakeNorthShoreLions.org helps those in need. • Sun, May 9 - MOTHER’S DAY • Sat, May 15 - 4th annual Tolbert-sanctioned Chili Cook-off, VFW Post 8800, Startzville. • Sat, May 15 - ARMED FORCES DAY Dance. Doors at 7pm. CRRC Rec Center below the dam is transformed for this nonpartisan tribute to the World War II era. 830-935-3221. • Tues, May 18, 6:33pm - New Optimist Club of Canyon Lake will be ofﬁcially chartered. Call Suzanne at 830-935-2598 or Glenn at 830-935-3139 for information. • Thurs, May 20, 5-8pm - Light refreshments & entertainment to ofﬁcially debut new gym ﬂoor, new dance ﬂoor, renovated restrooms, expanded ofﬁce area AND new AC for the building! The entire community is invited to celebrate. Ya’ll come. 830-964-2223. • Mon, May 31, 10am - Memorial Day ceremony at VFW Post 8573 ﬂag pole in Sattler. The public is encouraged to attend. 830-964-4568. • Mon, May 31, 11am - Memorial Day ceremony at Cranes Mill Cemetery, hosted by VFW 8800 in Startzville. Public is welcome to attend. Social and lunch for attendees follow. • Wed, June 2, 10am - Opening Day Registration and Carnival for TPMLibrary’s summer reading program. Twelve bicycles will be given away to top readers on July 7th.
month for TheMothers Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest. ~ Mark Twain ~
As the proud mother of Dalton Sweat, Mother’s Day is one of my favorites. Dalton works with me on the Visitors Guide as well as The Views and his assistance and insight is invaluable. Best of all, he is a man of character. If you have met him, you know why I am proud. The month of May also celebrates the contribution of our men and women in the Armed Forces. Join the Canyon Lake Republican Women for their nonpartisan 40s style dance at the Rec Center. To honor those who serve in our military as well as those who did not return, a retired soldier was chosen as our Canyon Lake Community Proﬁle. Tom Kilpatrick, retired Colonel, is assisting Paul and Susan Nees in preparing for the 20th annual 4th of July parade hosted by the Startz Memorial VFW Post 8800. We hope all Christmas parade participants to respond in ﬂoats with waving ﬂags in hand. Don’t miss the community celebration at the CRRC Rec Center on May 20. Years of fundraising has successfully paid to add air conditioning to the Rec Center. While helping activity classes continue through the summer, air conditioning also increases the diversity of potential uses. Stop by for the Chamber’s ribbon cutting at 5pm, and test the new dance ﬂoor surface to the music of Bret Graham until 8pm. Congratulations to all who worked so hard to get that investment secured and the renovations made! Whatever your age, whatever your preferences, there is something around the lake for everyone to do. Make it a point to get out and about in this beautiful spring weather and meet someone new today.
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Veterans of Foreign Wars and what they do by Sue Sweat Canyon Lake Views Tom Kilpatrick is a retired Army officer who has found friends of Ceremonies for the 20th annual 4th of July parade, he announces and responsibilities at the Startz Memorial Post 00. Tom spent floats as they pass. It is truly a family and area tradition where evfour years at the Pentagon overseeing the software development for eryone is welcome. After the parade, the Post entertains and feeds automation throughout the Army. He schemed out the organization barbeque lunches to the attendees while waiting to announce the chart, so to speak, for each person – in some cases civilians – into a winner and the sizable prize money the three places will pocket. The parade begins at 11am on Old Cranes Mill Road and FM chain of command, while also delineating who was responsible in the other direction for massive amounts of equipment and person- 2673, about 1/2 mile west of Dairy Queen, and proceeds east down 2673 toward Sattler for about one mile, ending at Carpenters Hardnel. In a layman’s interpretation, he handled the documentation that ware. This year’s theme is “Honoring those who have served and would tell a battalion commander what he needed to carry out his are now serving to defend our freedom.” All entries will display a mission: the number of tanks, rifles, people, food, and I guess, pil- yellow ribbon as well as the traditional red, white and blue. Startz Memorial VFW Post 00 has a membership of about lows to either aggress or defend his position as the case may be. Tom had to know what administrative needs might arise, the se- 350. They also host a Veteran’s Day Out where VA hospitals bring curity or intelligence needed, the timing of operations as well as patients to the Post for members to serve them dinner, play games the plan, and the logistics of pulling off tasks on a major level of or just sit and talk. They present awards to High School cadets for participation: “was there enough beans and bullets to do the job,” patriotism, honor POW/MIA’s in September, and much more. Their Memorial Day program at Cranes Mill Cemetery to honor those he explains. Tom was in Washington (or Virginia) from 1974 to 195 and who have “given the ultimate sacrifice” is well attended by memretired as colonel on a Friday, and started a new career the follow- bers and the local community as well. They will sponsor their 4th ing Monday as a consultant for the FAA. Using his planning skills annual Tolbert-sanctioned Chili Cook-Off, scheduled for Saturday, and knowledge of Army structure, he was able to predict monetary May 15. Interested applicants should contact the Post. Plans for the parade usually begin before the Christmas presents needs of the FAA from Congressional funding, and if it was adare opened, with letters prepared for all military bases. In April, Sue equate for the task designated and expected to be completed. In 1992, Tom left Washington to retire to Texas, where his two Nees, Secretary for the Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 00 starts daughters live. He and his wife, Gloria, found Canyon Lake mid- sending letters out – about 9 are prepared this year so they “hope way between one in Austin and one in San Antonio; he also has a for an over-whelming response,” she says. After the parade, both the son in Chicago. They wanted a relaxed more rural lifestyle, similar men and women are anxious to meet and greet all the active duty and inactive military that make the parade day so special. to the country life where Tom was raised. The parade is open to anyone desiring to enter a float: families, Soon after moving to the lake, Tom wanted to reconnect with a military job, and joined the VFW. He became Commander in 2004 marching groups, antique autos, horse riding groups, individually to 2006 and then District 5 Commander in 200 overseeing regional decorated automobiles, business and political groups to boy scouts commanders. Using his extensive experience, he is called a ‘judge and girl scouts groups. It is a patriotic experience, enjoyable to young and old, that many advocate’ keeping the VFW post operations within military guidelines. He smiles and says that when they “need a strong back and a kids of today miss out on. They don’t understand the bonds made in wars, the camaraderie of like minds, or the trauma of returning weak mind, they call for me.” Tom’s voice is so deep and strong, it almost bellows. He says the soldiers. Veterans of Foreign Wars do know. And that is why they unique tone is hereditary because his brother, son and one grandson reach out their hands to those in need. They understand. Get on board, and sign up for that parade entry now. The kids have the same vocal chords. He recalls talking to a battalion of 750 men without needing a PA. He is now in his fourth year as Master will learn something and love it too. Canyon Lake Views
If you would like more information about Tom, the chili cook-off, walking or riding in the parade, or just participating in meeting and greeting and friendships at the Post, call 830-899-7774 after 2pm. Friday Hamburger Night draws a big crowd, or stop by the Canteen for a beer and visit. Although membership meetings are private, the post is open to the public.
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How many times have you been in someone’s house and found that they had something sooooooo cool it made you say, “That’s what I want,” or “why don’t I have one of those?” Well, I live in a model home, at least it seems like I do, and I hear that a lot. Usually they’re talking about our double entry doors. They are flanked by double-fixed sidelites. There are several things that make these doors so special. They are fiberglass, single full-lite doors with mini blinds inside the glass. Yes, inside. Sealed between two panels of tempered safety glass are mini blinds that run the length of the entire door. My wife thinks the coolest part is that she doesn’t have to clean the blinds. She also likes the unobstructed view when the blinds are pulled all the way up. Of course, the blinds can be closed completely for privacy, or opened slightly for natural light. Another great feature of these doors is that the frame around the full glass is fiberglass. The surface is done in a wood grain pattern and the door can be stained to look like natural wood. Fiberglass doors, by no means are a cheap alternative to wood doors. These doors are a quality product and not inexpensive, but have their benefits. Besides being attractive and functional, fiberglass weathers better than wood. Moisture will, over time, take its toll on a natural wood door, and exposure to severe heat and sunlight will speed up the aging process and require more maintenance. Some manufacturers of fiberglass doors state that they are maintenance free. Some of these doors qualify for the Energy Star program. These doors are available in both half-lite (glass in the upper half) or full-lite (glass running the full length) to compliment a variety of home designs, and come in a variety of colors and sizes.
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If there is one topic I hear time and time again from homeowners is that they’ve had their homes pre-wired for speakers but, due to budget concerns, they were never utilized. Many people are unsure of what to do or what can be done next. Spring is here and it’s the perfect time to take the plunge! Installing speakers throughout your home and outdoor living spaces can be a rewarding and entertaining addition to your home. It’s a great way to stay home and enjoy your surroundings, not to mention it’s a great selling feature. Planning that 4th of July party? Tried of that boom box playing the same CD over and over again. Consider a lifestyle change. I can’t stress enough the importance of making it easy! Take steps to avoid multiple remotes and errors in equipment choices which can make your system inefficient and difficult to use. If it’s not easy to operate you’ll probably rarely use it. Imagine waking up Saturday morning, push one button and you’re enjoying your music all day. There is great satisfaction to a really sound system for your home. There’s nothing like walking throughout your house room by room, stepping out onto your deck, porch or outdoor kitchen all the while your favorite tunes are playing. I highly recommend if you are purchasing speakers inquire about the warranty period, especially outdoor speakers. You’ll pay a little more for a quality outdoor speaker, but it’s well worth it. Inconsistency in sound quality, static, overall performance and the lifespan of your speaker all go back to quality. There are a few brands that even offer a lifetime warranty, so take advantage of these features – they will be a benefit to you for a long time to come. You might even find yourself adding a flat screen HDTV and ambient lighting to your outdoor living space, all of which you can operate from one remote or even your smart phone. The beauty of a great system done right is, you might even come to realize what many people say to me “Why didn’t I do this sooner?” Chuck is CEO of Mainstream Home Theater LLC. Chuck has been in the residential and commercial audio video industry for over 25 years. He holds certifications for sales, service, design and installation of audio video systems and solar and wind power systems. For more information, contact Chuck at 830-9646040 or by email at email@example.com.
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Our lovely Texas bluebonnets are always a welcome sight, and after such a long and rainy winter, they are especially beautiful this year. This is the time of year to throw open our windows and enjoy some fresh air, sunshine and mild spring temperatures. Of course, here in the Texas Hill Country, spring is short, and soon the mild temperatures will become scorching. Window coverings that did an adequate job of blocking the sun’s heat and glare during the winter months may now be letting you down, and driving up your utility bills. If heat and glare are a problem, energy-efficient window coverings are available in many styles to suit your taste and décor. Plantation shutters are the most insulating window covering choice, and homeowners love the versatility of shutters. With their louvers tilted open, shutters expose up to 93% of a window’s view. But, with louvers closed, shutters become an incredible insulator, with the highest R-value of any window covering available, giving you both great enjoyment of views and energy efficiency. Often overlooked in a window covering plan are clerestories or transom windows. Many homeowners feel that since these windows don’t pose a privacy issue, there is no reason to cover them. Once heat or glare becomes a problem from these windows, it is often a source of great frustration. The windows are high off the ground and difficult to reach, so installing and operating a window covering in them seems impossible. Recent innovations in shutter motorization technology address these frustrations. Imagine having insulating shutters covering these high windows that you could adjust with just the touch of a button from the comfort of your sofa! Motorized interior plantation shutters are available, and use a rechargeable solar-powered battery system at a very reasonable cost. While we enjoy the return of the bluebonnets each spring, we know that summer’s heat is not far behind. Now is the time to revisit your window covering plan to make insulating improvements that will increase your home’s energy efficiency, and your enjoyment of your beautiful Texas Hill Country views.
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These days it seems everyone’s interested in the idea of rainwater collection. As both the concept’s popularity and environmental awareness increase, many homeowners are considering some form of rainwater harvesting. Ironically, interest in these systems reached an all-time high during the recent drought, one of the worst on record. Here are just a few items to consider. When deciding what type of system is right for you, one important step is to determine the square footage of the collection surface (using the structure’s footprint). For every 1,000 square feet of collection area, you can expect to reclaim an estimated 550 gallons per inch of rainfall. According to local climate data, our average rainfall is around 34 inches annually. Although it’s difficult to determine an exact figure, it’s estimated that the average Texan uses 0-100 gallons of water per day. This accounts for all water used throughout the day both inside and outside the home. In order to ensure an uninterrupted water supply during a drought, even a conservative water user would require a sizable storage tank, and/ or an extremely large collection surface. Since these might prove impractical for most homeowners, it is important to plan ahead for how you will utilize the stored water. If your main reason for collecting rainwater is irrigation, you can use a much less expensive holding tank, as well as eliminate the need for any treatment equipment. In some cases, the tank can be elevated to allow for gravity flow, thus making a pump unnecessary. A simple system for garden watering can be a relatively inexpensive investment. On the other hand, if you intend to use the stored rainwater for daily household use, then it must be stored in an appropriate tank, and repressurized using a booster pump. It is also crucial to filter debris and disinfect the water prior to use. It’s also recommended that you utilize a well to supplement your rainwater system. A licensed water treatment specialist can design a user-friendly treatment system to handle any combination of well water and/or rainwater ensuring a constant supply of quality water for your home. Randy Lawrence is the owner of Pro Quality Water Systems, a full service water treatment company. He is one of only six Class III Certified Water Treatment Specialists in Hays County (LIC# WT0002693). He has over 14 years of experience, and has been serving Wimberley and the surrounding areas for over a decade. For more information, call Randy at 512-618-1334 or 830-822-3533, or email to randy@ProQualityWater.com “When you want quality, call a pro.”
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The lake is full, the boat ramps are open & summer time is almost here! I’m sure all of you are getting you boat spit shined & making sure you have all the latest, greatest gear you need to have a great summer on the lake. I know some of you have already bought your new swim suits & have been hitting the tanning beds. Sounds like everyone is almost ready for summer, right? Wait, did you remember to get your boat insured? Boat insurance is an absolute necessity for any boat owner who loves their boat, and all of their other possessions for that matter. There is a common misconception that your boat is covered under your homeowner’s policy, but this is not the case when you take that boat off of your property. The only insurance that will cover damage to your boat and any injury or damage you cause to someone else with your boat is your boat insurance. Just like most types of insurance, there are always many options to choose from. You can choose just the liability coverage so you will be covered in case you cause injury or damage to someone else, or you can choose additional coverage that will also cover damage or theft of your boat & equipment. Not a bad idea, huh? What happens if you hurt someone while you are out on the lake? Do you have enough money in the bank to pay for their medical bills? What if you cause an accident and hurt a whole family, can you pay for that out of your pocket? You’re also going to have to pay to fix their boat & your boat too! These expenses can add up very quickly and that is why having the right boat insurance is so important. What if your boat sinks or catches fire? Do you have the money to go out and buy another one? If not, you better consider
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Tish Perry is the owner of Texas Pride Insurance along with her husband Chris. They are an Independent Insurance Agency and can insure just about anything, including Home, Auto, Motorcycle, ATV, any watercraft, RV, Mobile Home, Life, Health, Farm & Ranch. For businesses: General Liability, Commercial Auto, Worker’s Comp, Professional Liability, Liquor Liability, Special Events, Directors & Officers, Inland Marine (equipment) plus surplus and specialty insurance for those who don’t qualify for a preferred company. For more information, call 830-226-5540.
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Your retirement readiness by Max El Tawil, CFP®, ChFC Whether you are young, and retirement is a distant goal, or you are already retired, it is wise to revisit your goals, plans and strategies frequently. It is a question of whether there will be money left at the end of life, or life left at the end of the money! Many retirement portfolios have been badly dented by the recent financial markets’ near meltdown. Thankfully, things have been on the mend for about a year now. We must look and evaluate whether the negative effects of such severe market declines could have been mitigated. Below are a few of the most common ill-advised practices in managing investments: Excessive Withdrawal Rate: Many people feel that the rate of return on a portfolio is a good guideline for withdrawal rates. For example, if a total return of 8% is assumed, then one can reason that a withdrawal rate of 8% should constitute living off the earnings without touching the principal. However, It is critical to remember the words “average annualized” which must be used with rates of return. It means your return in any one year could be much higher or much lower than that average. So, if your portfolio experiences a decline of 25%, like many did last year, that 8% becomes nearly 11%. This further exacerbates the ill effects of a bear market on your nest egg. Chasing Yield: Many retirees believe that if you invest in high dividend paying stocks, you can just live off that dividend and never have to worry. We know all too well what happened to the dividends of major banks and real estate investments last year. While dividend yield is a factor is selecting an investment, it is by no means the only, or even the most important criterion. Second Guessing the Markets: Experience teaches us that trying to outsmart the market usually leads to buying high and selling low, the opposite of what we need to be doing. A well designed portfolio, based on your own time horizon, income needs and risk tolerance usually fairs much better in the long run than trying to guess at the best time to buy or to sell an investment. Max El Tawil, CFP®, ChFC, is a Fee-Based Certified Financial Planner® Practitioner. Max is a resident of Canyon Lake and a Member of the Canyon Lake Rotary Club. He authored many articles on Estate Planning in Physician’s Money Digest. Max invites your questions and comments at 830-935-3496 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Registered Representative. Securities offered through Cambridge Investment Research, Inc. A Broker/Dealer, Member FINRA/SIPC Investment Advisor Representative, Cambridge Investment Research Advisors, Inc. a Registered Investment Advisor.
Death tax returns 2011: oops, 2010 by Charles Sullivan Back in July and August last year I wrote two columns on the return of the â€œdeath tax;â€? I must now correct that column. Despite assurances from the Obama administration, the tax was resurrected early. â€œLawrence Summers, President Obamaâ€™s chief economic adviser, declared recently that â€œLetâ€™s be very clear: There are no, new tax increases this year. There are no, new tax increases next year.â€? Oh yes, yes, there are. The Presidentâ€™s budget calls for the largest increase in the death tax in US history in 2010.â€?* â€œThe announcement of this tax increase is buried in footnote 1 on page 127 of the Presidentâ€™s budget. That note reads: â€˜The estate tax is maintained at its 2009 parameters.â€™ This means the death tax wonâ€™t fall to zero next (this) year as scheduled under current law, but estates will be taxed instead at up to 45%, with an exemption level of $3.5 million (or $7 million for a couple). Better not plan on dying next year after all.â€?* The Obama administration simply could not stand the elimination of the death tax as set for 2010. Imagine how they will handle the full force return in 2011. Unless the democratic Congress takes affirmative action, it returns at the 2001 level where, if an individual is worth more than $500,000 or a couple $1,000,000, the estate is taxed at 55%. The Bush plan was to phase out the tax by raising the amount on which estates could be taxed. For example, according to IRS literature, 47%Tin 2005 if the A T TanOestate R would N EbeYtaxed S at A LA Westateâ€™s value was over $1,500,000 â€“ that is the value of the total estate. In other words, if your home, cars, boats, RV, jewelery, stocks, 0GD '. bonds, and everything else you owned had a total value of $1,500,00 $FMM $BOZPO-BLF your family would pay 47% of that to death tax. The threshold value was raised in each year til 2009 to $3,500,000. Those amounts however, may bring you false security because all such rates are cut in 2011. In other words, dying on January 1, 2011 instead of December 31, 2010 can mean 55% of your estate goes to Uncle Sam. DTVMMJWBO!MBXDTVMMJWBODPN This issue is of such importance, next monthâ€™s column will XXXDTVMMJWBOBTTPDJBUFTDPN discuss what you can do to prevent this double taxation.
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If you aren’t currently a member of the Canyon Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, you’re missing the boat! As summer swiftly approaches, traffic to the Chamber’s website, a one-stop shop for tourists and visitors, grows by leaps and bounds. Last summer, during the period of May to September, canyonlakechamber.com welcomed nearly 50,000 visitors. That accounts for more than half the visitors to the site all year and almost 50,000 people who might have found you and your business!. This year, the Chamber is looking to grow its website even more than ever before using Search Engine Optimization technology and strategically placing web advertising on other popular Hill Country sites to attract more visitors and more traffic to canyonlakechamber.com. Along with increased traffic to our website comes increased traffic in our Chamber Visitor’s Center where thousands of visitors every year pick up tens of thousands of brochures, maps, and guides. If you’re not a member of the Chamber, your materials are not making it into the hands of those thousands of visitors. Additionally, the Chamber of Commerce works each year to publish an outstanding Visitor & Relocation Guide (maybe you’ve seen it?) that includes your Chamber Member listing and is not only distributed to hundreds of area businesses, but to all the major travel centers across the state of Texas. It’s just one more way the Chamber is working to expose its members to travelers from all over, and one more way the Chamber is working to make your business better. This time of year is especially important to our travel related members; our lodgers, our attractions, our outfitters, and we want to ensure that we’re doing our best at this time of year to not only expose our little slice of Hill Country Heaven, but each of our members to all the travelers out there, but we can only do it for you if you’re a member. Call Mandy Stewart or Bonnie Hopper at the Chamber and get on the boat! Mandy Stewart is the President of the Canyon Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, a non-profit organization. Bonnie Hopper is Administrative Director. The Visitor Center is located between Sattler and Startzville at 3934 FM 2673 and is open from 9-5 Monday through Friday and 10-2 on Saturdays. For more information, call 830-964-2223 or 800-528-2104. May 200
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I have been frequently asked: What is a good photo editor? How can I email a photo and it not be so large when received? What about printing my photos? And the list goes on. What follows is an introduction to Picasa – a free photo editing software application which provides many intuitive and easy to use functions. It is available for both Windows and Macintosh platforms. You may obtain it from Google at picasa.google.com. When editing photos, one can very easily crop, straighten, remove redeye, retouch, add text, and adjust brightness with contrast. One can also tune the color temperature, highlights, shadows, and add fill light. Special effects include sharpen, black and white, tinting, film grain, color saturation, soft focus, glow, warming, and sepia toning. One can even perform simple movie edits from a digital camera and effortlessly upload the finished product to YouTube. In addition, slide shows and collages can be created and shared with friends and family. It is very easy to email images which are automatically resized to correct dimensions for viewing and efficiency. After editing, photos can be uploaded to your favorite photo processing lab such as Wal-Mart, Walgreens, Target, HEB, CVS, and thousands of others. In a short period of time, your prints will be ready at very affordable prices and printed with photo chemicals on real photo paper which are longer lasting – compared to home printing. You can even create your own blog through Google’s Blogger to easily share photos, videos, and thoughts. Using the GeoTag function, you can add Longitude and Latitude information to your photos, integrating the results with Google Earth. One of the most useful functions of Picasa is the face-matching technology which lets you find and organize your people photos by finding images of the same person. It will scan all faces, placing the images in an Unnamed People folder which allows you to “tag” and easily find them later. I encourage you to try Picasa if you are new to digital photography or even a seasoned pro. Picasa offers credible functions and tools for all. Enjoy! Gary Poss is the owner of Local Tech Service, providing PC and Macintosh hardware, software, and service support as well as web design services. For more information, call Gary at 830-708-9866 or visit www.LocalTechService.com
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El Alacrán by Terry Schroller
Before you try and find your Gringos guide to Spanish, I’ll clarify. El Alacrán is Spanish for the Scorpion. By the time you read this, they should be hitting on all eight after their winter nap and be ready for breakfast tacos. Now, where they go for tacos is the very first place food happens to be. Your house is probably lit up like a restaurant at night and since scorpions are normally nocturnal feeders, they’re coming to see what’s on the menu. I know you reserve the right to refuse service to anyone or anything, but hey, they don’t care! Shut the doors, lock the windows, it just doesn’t matter. All a full size adult alacrán needs is 1/16 of an inch to gain entrance. Bad weather stripping around doors, sealant around windows that shrunk, A/C tubing, big gaps behind electrical service boxes, mortar that’s fallen out or never was done right in the first place. Shall I go on? Very well. How about where your eaves meet the vertical exterior walls, weep holes in masonry construction, improper sealing at the bottom of stucco siding where it meets the slab, warped wood siding and on and on. OK, more interesting facts you never knew you wanted to know. Scorpions have very poor eyesight, but are extremely sensitive to vibrations, barometric pressure and temperature changes as well as air currents and humidity. These devils can live as long as six years and they can go six to twelve months with virtually no food or water. Their young are born alive (very unusual) and ride on Mom’s back so as not to get eaten by mommy dearest because among other traits, she’s a cannibal. They have enough venom for about five strikes and have the ability to vary the amount discharged. The wound is no worse than a bee or wasp sting so slap baking soda paste, chewing tobacco, drawing salve, Benadryl cream and/or some ice and within a few hours or days, it’ll all be over – unless you are allergic. Fun fact: They fluoresce under a black light. So, get you one and go out at night and maybe you can bag El Alacrán Grande. Happy hunting! Terry and Valerie Schroller own Alternative Pest Control at Canyon Lake. They have been in the Pest Control business since 1976. They specialize in scorpion control programs. Their licenses include General Pests, Termites, Weeds and Lawn and Ornamentals. For more information, call 830-8995400 or email email@example.com. This information is for you.
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I no longer suffer from migraines: The problem was not in my head. Testimony by Lisa Peters
I suffered regularly with migraine headaches for 37 years until I found relief and an end to my pain. My migraines began at age 15. Because I was female and my migraines generally occurred monthly, my doctors and I assumed they were related to changing hormone levels. The doctors Lisa Peters prescribed aspirin, ice-packs and bed rest. It didnâ€™t help. As I got older, the frequency of my migraine headaches lessened, but they lasted longer with greater intensity. I took advice from anyone who would lend it, from herbal remedies to acupuncture, and everything in between. Nothing relieved the pain. A doctor of Osteopathy did prescribe a combination of pain relievers that worked â€“ too well. My three-day migraines were halted, but the drugs left me numb, unable to walk a straight line, and in a complete state of confusion. I chose to suffer with migraines instead. Then recently, I was in the dentistâ€™s chair for a check-up and mentioned that I was at the end of a four-day migraine. Dr. Warlick asked when they began, how long they lasted, the pain intensity, etc. He noted there was evidence that I grinded my teeth, and suggested an â€œapplianceâ€? â€“ a deprogrammer â€“ that would help position my bite and possibly help with my migraines too! He explained how small and barely detectable â€œthe applianceâ€? was (he was wearing one I hadnâ€™t noticed) and took an impression of my upper teeth. In less than two weeks, my deprogrammer was fitted. Itâ€™s small, similar to a retainer but without the wire. Your bite is readjusted because it prevents the upper and lower teeth from touching one another. I had no more migraines. On August 21, 2009 Health Watch article reports that there are more than 30 million people in the US who suffer from migraine pain â€“ many use heavy doses of prescription medications that impair their daily activities. If you are one who has found no relief, schedule an appointment with your dentist. The cause of the pain may start with your teeth. Dr. Warlickâ€™s deprogrammer put an end to my suffering. This simple appliance may help you too! Lisa Peters is a patient of Dr. Warlickâ€™s who offered her testimony when her devastating pain was relieved with such a simple drugfree solution. Dr. Warlick has been practicing dentistry in Wimberley since 1979 providing full service biological dentristry for adults and Dr. Warlick, /XPLQHHUV&HUWLÂżHG children. For more information, call Family Dental Center at 512can make 847-3556.
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Wellness: An intro guide to the seven healing chakras
by Donna Aloia Chakras are energy centers in the body that energy flows through, itually.Location: The very top of the head. with each connected to an area of the body. An imbalance in the Emotional issues: Inner and outer beauty, chakra can bring about dis-ease, disrupting the harmony of the body our connection to spirituality, pure bliss. on all levels – including the emotional, physical and spiritual levels. Massage can help restore harmony in the Many cultures believe that balancing the seven main chakras are the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual key to healing, health and happiness.Blocked energy in our seven body down to a cellular level; the release of chakras can lead to illness so it’s important to understand what each tension affects charkas to restore balance. chakra represents and what we can do to keep this energy flowing At the end of treatment yo’re left with a total feeling of balanced freely. Here’s a quick summary of the seven chakras. harmony within your body, a feeling of relaxation and renewal, 1) Root Chakra - Represents our foundation and feeling of be- sometimes relieved as in a meditative state – with complete chakra ing grounded. Location: Base of spine in tailbone area. Emotional balance. issues: Survival issues such as financial independence, money, and Donna Aloia is a Licensed Massage Therapist with 17 years experifood. 2) Sacral Chakra - Our connection and ability to accept others ence and owner of Waters Edge Conservatory for Healing Arts, a faand new experiences. Location: Lower abdomen, about two inches cility dedicated to the healing arts of massage and various detoxifibelow the navel and two inches in. Emotional issues: Sense of abun- cation processes. Every other Saturday, join their Healing Circles dance, well-being, pleasure, sexuality. 3) Solar Plexus Chakra - Our to transform cellular memory. For information, call 935-4677. ability to be confident and in-control of our lives. Location: Upper abdomen in the stomach area. Emotional issues: Self-worth, selfconfidence, self-esteem. 4) Heart Chakra – Our ability to love. Location: Center of chest just above heart. Emotional issues: Love, joy, Conservatory for Healing Arts ART & MUSIC STUDIOS inner peace. 5) Throat Chakra - Our ability to communicate. Loca& Music tion: Throat. Emotional issues: Communication, self-expression of Detox Treatments: Massage • Sauna feelings, the truth. 6) Third Eye Chakra - Our ability to focus on MonaVie Nutritional Beverage and see the big picture. Location: Forehead between the eyes – also Mother’s Day Gift Certificates Available called the Brow Chakra. Emotional issues: Intuition, imagination, 16710 FM 306 at Clear Water Estates wisdom, ability to think and make decisions. 7) Crown Chakra 830-935-4677 www.WatersedgeTx.com The highest Chakra represents our ability to be fully connected spir-
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Spring is here and it’s time to get you ready for summer. One of the Texas’ most Steve Sherman important activities is back yard grilling. Here are some helpful tips to get your barbeque grill ready for action. First, my gas grilling friends, let’s start by thoroughly inspecting the burner and gas supply tubes for blockages like spider webs, grease build-up and/or rust. Also check gas hoses for worn or frayed rubber, and replace if necessary. An easy way to do this is to make a soap solution by mixing a little bit of water and liquid soap. Then turn on the gas supply and apply the mixture to gas pipe connections. If soap bubbles appear, there is a leak – repair it before using the grill. Now let’s make sure the grill’s cooking surface is clean, whether it is a gas or charcoal grill. There are a couple of ways to clean the cooking grate. Soaking your cooking grate in soapy water for about an hour, then using a spatula or sturdy brush to scrape off food particles and grease is one way to accomplish this (its time consuming but works great). The easiest way to clean the cooking grate is to use an aerosol oven cleaner such as “Easy Off”. All you have to do is spray it on, wait a few minutes and then scrub off all the leftover debris. If your grill is not repairable, and you are in the market for a new one, whether charcoal or gas; you have a variety of choices. Typically, charcoal grills require the most preparation and clean up, while gas grills have easy-start features and does much of the work for you. Now that your grill is clean and properly maintained (or new) let’s keep it that way – invest in a cover. A grill cover will prevent the outdoor elements from taking its toll on your grill. Covers are available in all shapes and sizes. Be prepared before the holiday weekend arrives. All the supplies you need and more helpful advice can be found at your locallyowned hardware store. Canyon Lake ACE Hardware was voted 2010 Business of the Year by Canyon Lake Area Chamber members, as they were in 2009! In addition to being good community citizens, they offer excellent customer service, a great selection, reasonable prices and they are close to home. Cary Palumbo is a manager at Wimberley Ace and subbed this column for Steve Sherman, Canyon Lake Store Manager, while Steve was frolicking in the sand somewhere. If you have questions, stop by or call 964-2797.
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by Keith Obeck In the Canyon Lake area, we really shouldn’t be fertilizing till the grass is really growing; if you waited till April 15th as suggested to fertilize your lawn, you should be seeing some good results by now. If you haven’t fertilized yet, get on it. Use a 19-5-9 slow release fertilizer or a 9-2-2 organic and make sure to water it all in – if it doesn’t get to the ground it does no good and you have just wasted your money – but you probably feel better for trying. While you are at it, feed the shrubs and your plants – it never hurts to add some compost to these bedded areas and afterward put some mulch over it and water it in. If you want healthy plants, trees, and grass – you have to feed them. If you are having problems with the broadleaf weeds in your lawn, don’t feel bad; they are worse than I have ever seen this year. The drought followed by the coldest winter in a long time followed by the wettest February was a recipe for disaster and the weeds are loving it. Try spraying some Green Light Broadleaf weed killer on your lawn. I have used this product and it works well – a little slow but it does work. Be sure to follow instructions. It can be found locally at Ace Hardware or the Hitching Post in Sattler. I hope all the lovely mothers out there enjoy their upcoming Mother’s Day. Buy your mother some flowers for her day and share the experience of planting them with her; then you can watch your gift grow all summer long as long as the deer leave them alone. If you need some suggestions just email me and I will try to help you out. I hope everyone has enjoyed the recent weather – it has been beautiful outside. I don’t understand the kids nowadays that want to stay inside and play games instead of getting outdoors and enjoying what Mother Nature has blessed us with on these nice spring days. Have a great month, and get outdoors. Happy Mother’s Day to all.
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This is a great opportunity to read and enjoy free entertainment, food, fun, prizes, and incentives to keep reading during the long, hot summer days. This year’s theme is Catch the Reading Express is open to children three to twelve years and runs six weeks each Wednesday at 10, beginning with the Opening Day Registration and Carnival, Wednesday, June 2nd at 10am. Don’t miss the entertaining programs and raffles every Wednesday at 10am. At the Grand Finale Program, July 7, TPML awards twelve bicycles and helmets to the top readers. The Teens Read program runs on Thursdays from 5:30 to 7pm. The four weekly programs will begin on June 10 with food while teens are encouraged to share information about favorite books. The evening ends by drawing for prizes each week. For more information, call TPML at 30-964-3744.
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GVTC and GVTC Foundation have broadened their support for local youth involved in 4-H and FFA livestock programs. This year, the foundation and GVTC donated a combined $25,73 to students participating in six junior livestock programs across GVTC’s service area – a 47% increase over last year. “Our foundation and GVTC have a tradition of contributing to junior livestock shows, and we are very pleased to increase our giving this year,” said Ola Armstrong, president of The GVTC Foundation. “The values youth develop from the junior livestock program really compliment The GVTC Foundation’s mission.” Most of the money youngsters earn from livestock shows helps them pay for college. Students participating in junior livestock shows dedicate many hours to raising their animals. The programs help students develop skills like responsibility, competitiveness, financial management and a lifelong commitment to family and friends, according to the Comal County Junior Livestock Show Association. Page 22 May May 200200 Page 22
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The brand new Optimist Club of Canyon Lake will be officially chartered on Tuesday, May 1th at 6:33pm. District Governor Jack Hopkins from the Schertz club will install the new group at Link Fuller’s Auction House on FM 306 just east of Hancock. The club will have as its mission the personal satisfaction of giving back to one’s community primarily by helping KIDS. Friend of Youth is the slogan of Optimist International (OI) clubs. Optimist International is a 90 year-old service organization with over 3000 clubs worldwide, and is widely known for it’s core projects of The Oratorical Contest, Octagon and Junior Optimist clubs in the schools, Junior World of Golf, Respect for Law Week, and many other projects that the members deem important for their community. The new club has already begun to set priorities and working with the CRRC and the new Tye Preston Library are among them. Retirees and seniors in the area are especially welcome as they possess a wealth of talent and experience for other projects such as local blood drives, beautification events, fundraising efforts, assisting other groups in the area with their events such as the Chamber, charities, scout troops, and sports programs. For information on becoming a Charter Member of this exciting group, please contact Suzanne Drucker at Goin’ Postal, 30-935-259 or Glenn Erickson at Viking Productions, 30935-3139.
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by Julie Liu, DVM If your cat urinates outside the litter box or sprays urine in your house, the first step is to have your veterinarian determine if the problem is medical or behavioral. Medical diseases such as diabetes, a urinary tract infection, bladder stones, and kidney disease can all cause inappropriate urination, and may require diagnostics such as blood work, a urinalysis, and x-rays. Once your veterinarian has ruled out a medical cause, it is important to determine if poor litter box management is a factor. Here is a checklist for providing the optimal environment for your cats: 1) Have one extra litter box per number of cats (for example, if you have five cats, you should have six litter boxes). 2) Place the litter boxes in separate locations throughout the house (not side-by-side) and one on each floor. Locations should be in quiet, open areas that are easily accessible, not in cramped, enclosed areas such as closets. 3) Litter boxes should be uncovered, without any plastic liner on the bottom. 4) Use clumping, unscented litter. 5) Scoop daily. 6) Empty out litter weekly; clean litter box with hot water and soap, and refill with clean litter. 7) Consider adding a pheromone product such as plug-in Feliway diffusers, which can have a calming effect and have been scientifically shown to reduce frequency of spraying in some cats. ) Clean urine stains with an enzymatic product such as Anti Icky Poo which will degrade the stain. Cats have excellent senses Canyon Lake Views
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Jeff Quinn, DVM, has been a veterinarian for 37 years with 34 of those in Canyon Lake. Julie Liu, DVM, graduated from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine in May 2009 and joined the Canyon Animal Clinic team in June. Canyon Animal Clinic is a full service primary care veterinary hospital, located at 1834 FM 2673. For more information, call 964-3696.
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