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George Washington is the only man whose birthday is a legal holiday in every state of the United States.


Bamboo is not a tree. It is a wood grass.

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For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith — and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God Ephesians 2:8

UT Arboretum Society Fall Plant Sale Oct. 13 The UT Arboretum Society’s Fall Plant Sale will be held on Saturday, October 12th from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the U.T. Arboretum, 901 S. Illinois Ave. in Oak Ridge. Fall is the ideal time to add plants to the landscape. Milder temperatures, more dependable rainfall and the fact that plants are not putting energy into their top growth, but devoting all their resources to developing a stronger root system, will give them a head start in the spring and a much better survival rate.

Fork Nursery, Riverdale Nursery, Sunlight Gardens, as well as the UT Arboretum Society, members and friends will be offering quality plants. Dr. Will Witte, the Society’s “Answer Man” will be there to answer all of your plant questions. Dano’s Hot Dogs will also be selling hot dogs and other refreshments. Proceeds from this and other Society plant sales and other events go to support and secure the future of the UT Arboretum. Credit cards are now accepted for all transactions.

Beaver Creek Nursery, East To learn more about the Arboretum Society, go to www. utarboretumsociety.org. For more information on the Plant Sale call 865-483-3571.

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Remote Area Medical Expedition Coming Back to Anderson County First Baptist Church of Clinton will be the hosting a second Anderson County Remote Area Medical® Expedition on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 21st – Sept. 22nd. The mission of the expedition is to serve those in need of vision, dental, and medical services. The Anderson County Remote Area Medical® Clinic will be a free medical clinic supported by volunteers and donations. Individual receiving services at the clinic need no identification, they only need to arrive at the church in time to get in line for services which are on a first come first serve bases. The line for services will open at 3:00am in the church parking lot.

glasses will be prescribed and made on-site at the clinic as time and supplies permit. 3. Dental – Extractions; fillings; and cleaning and general oral hygiene services will be provided. At this time the Anderson County RAMExpedition Committee is looking for sponsors to help fund the event. Individuals interested in sponsoring this event with any monetary contributions are asked to call the Anderson County RAM-Expedition cell phone at 865-264-2370.

Please visit the RAMUSA. org website to learn more about RAM, or visit Anderson County RAM- Expedition at The clinic will provide the fol- www.andersoncountyram. lowing free services to pa- com for up-to-date location tients: RAM information 1. Medical – General medical support; Diabetes testing; Mammograms 2. Vision – Vision testing and diagnoses will be offered;


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If you are mysophobic, you have an intense fear of infection.

Oktoberfest Time In Crossville, October 11 & 12 The Crossville, Tennessee Knights of Columbus are preparing for Oktoberfest - 2013 high atop the Cumberland Plateau. Reserve the dates of Friday and Saturday, October 11th and 12th for your dining, dancing and listening pleasure, at The Knights of Columbus Activity Park, located at 2892 Highway 70 East in Crossville, Tennessee (Exit 322 off I-40, south to Hwy 70, then 1/3 mile east).

The festivities will kick off with for their third year at the Ok- mestic beverages are also east Tennessee. Oktoberfest the traditional tapping of the toberfest will be the Frank available. in Crossville has been rated keg at 11:30am on Friday, Moravcik Band from Cleveby many as the most authenOctober 11th. Continuous tic Oktoberfest they have atmusic will then run immeditended. ately after through 9:30pm. On Saturday, October 12th So if you want to dance to the another day of fun, food, mubest German bands in the sic and excitement begins country, eat the best German at 11am and continues until food in the land, or just come 9:30pm. out and watch the festivities, Oktoberfest in Crossville is Returning again this year for the place to be Rain or Shine! their 15th year is the ever All activities are under cover. popular group, the Rheingold Band from Louisville, KenAdmission tickets are $7.50 tucky. This group of five men at the gate while advance has performed at fests all tickets are $6.00. Refer to over the Midwest in their trawww.crossvilleoktoberfest. ditional lederhosen. Look for com for advance tickets and them, with their upbeat temfor additional information. po, to get the crowd involved both young and old. The Ba- land, Ohio. The band plays a The Knights of Columbus varian Echo, a husband and wide variety of music featur- started the Oktoberfest in wife band from Rutledge, ing their own brand of “Cleve- Crossville 23 years ago, and Tennessee, will provide their land Style� polka music. it has become a yearly event specialty of German & Bathat is anxiously awaited by varian Music. Performing All day and evening long, you many throughout middle and will be able to enjoy, once again, the authentic German food that you have come to expect at the Oktoberfest. Enjoy bratwurst, knackwurst, wiesswurst, pork schnitzel, and kasseler rippchen (smoked pork chop) along with sauerkraut, red cabbage and cinnamon apples. For dessert, German chocolate cake and cheesecake are available. Imported and do-


A queen bee may lay as many as 3,000 eggs in a single day.

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5th Annual “Taste of Oak Ridge” Saturday, Sept. 28 The flavors from some of Oak nity focused event will raise Ridge’s best restaurants and money to benefit the Free the sounds of local Medical Clinic of Oak Ridge. musicians will fill The “tastes” from Jackson Square each venfor the fifth annudor will al “Taste of Oak cost $1 or Ridge” on Sat$2 per item. urday, SeptemTickets will ber 28. The be available well anticipatfor purchase. ed event will Attendees start at 4:30 can buy as p.m. and many tickets continue to as they want 10 p.m. for $1 each. In addition, beer While area restaurants will and wine will be be able to showcase some of a v a i l a b l e for purchase. their finest food in small portions or “ tastes”, the commu- While the list of participating

merchants was not finalized Rosin. The female string trio originals, the ladies create a at press time, the restaurants hails from Knoxville. They sound that is old and fresh signed on so simultaneously. far include the Market Walker Marema House, the is gaining recSoup Kitchen, ognition as an Razzleberry’s independent Ice Cream Lab singer-songand Kitchen, writer with a and Dean’s unique indieRestaurant folk-rock sound. and Bakery. He grew up in a musical Sponsored family, started by the Jackplaying the son Square drums at age Merchants 12, and soon Association, added guitar the event will and songwriting also include to his talents. live music proHe’s the drumvided by several local musi- can be categorized as (but is mer and vocalist for the rock cians. The evening’s lineup not limited to) folk, old time, band Mile Walk to Denmark, will include Early Bird Spe- Americana, and/or alterna- as well as performing a solo cial, the Mighty House Band, tive. With the combining of act on acoustic guitar. Red Shoes and Rosin, Walk- old fiddle tunes, quaint vo(See ‘Taste’ on page 13) er Marema, Allen McBride, cal harmonies, and their own and Danny Whitson. First on the menu for the evening will be The Early Bird Special. Starting at 4:30, the group will be serving up some favorite folk songs from the 60’s Coffeehouse era and upbeat “Good Time Music.” The group Started as a Kingston Trio/Peter, Paul and Mary tribute band and later expanded into songs in several genres. Their sound can be described as 4-part harmony that is tight, with solos from all 4 members. There are 3 guys and a girl with banjo, guitar, mandolin and bass. The Mighty House Band provides contemporary music for the Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church. The group is seen regularly in various community venues performing a diverse range of music from the Beatles to Bob Marley along with several other genres in the mix. Eclectic may be good way to describe Red Shoes &


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2nd Annual St. Mary’s Fall Festival Road Rally! A road rally is a fun event, in which teams of ordinary people (well, most of them, anyway) in ordinary cars follow a set of driving instructions to get from the starting point of the rally to the rally finish. There are many types of rallies. The St. Mary’s Fall Festival Road Rally (The Rally) will be the combination of a Time, Speed, Distance (TSD) and a Question and Answer (Q&A) rally. The most important thing to note is that a rally is not a race and it is not a scavenger hunt in which teams have a set amount of time to collect various items. This year’s Rally will begin at St. Mary’s Church Parking lot on Saturday, September 28, 2013. First car out will be at approximately 2:00 pm & will last approximately 3 hrs. Check-in for pre-registered participants starts at 1:30 pm.

There will be a cookout of hamburgers and hotdogs at the final marker to celebrate the end of The Rally and to announce the winners. Cash prizes and/or equivalent will be awarded to the teams that win, place, and show in The Rally. The required donation is $20/ participant. Each rally team will consist, at a minimum, of one driver and one navigator. Each car entered can have up to 4 participants. How do we sign up? ‒ Teams may Pre-Register by completing a Rally Registration Form available at the Fall Festival sign-up table in the Church Narthex or by calling Peter Souza at 803-3352. Completed forms can be dropped into the Rally Registration Box in the Narthex.

Before she was cast as the sultry Uhura on the 1960’s “Star Trek,”...

ORCMA Annual Mad Hatter Party Saturday, Sept. 28 “Oh frabjous day. calloo callay” the Mad Hatter is back and ready to play. It is time, once again, for the Oak Ridge Civic Music Association to invite the public to their annual “Mad Hatter Gala, at Willow Ridge Garden Center. The event will take place on Saturday, September 28 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM. The money raised by this event will be used to keep classical music “ alive and well” in Oak

Ridge and the region and to table with fruit and Roquefort and Boursin cheeses, Spanfoster music education ish and Mediterranean dishes This year’s event theme will provided Maria’s Homeland be “ Around the World with Cafe, Middle Eastern dishes, the Mad Hatter. The delicious Italian plates from the Riverselection of small plate de- side Grille and favorite selights will represent five coun- lection of Polish dishes from tries and will be accompanied Razzleberry’s. by a varied selection of wines . The “ light supper” provided There will be music throughby local restaurants will in- out the evening.The popular clude dishes to please every eclectic performing group palette. There will be a French “Early Bird Special “will offer a focal point for the evening‘s entertainment. A silent auction of wonderful artifacts, including many artistic offerings from paintings to pottery and a lovely vacation home in Tucson, Arizona, will be featured . Elaine Graham, who is known for her ability to liven up any event as an MC, will keep the party rolling along with her great humor and charm. Additionally there are prizes for the best hats and costumes. The party takes place in the gorgeous setting of the Willow Ridge Garden Center, donated to ORCMA by the management and staff of the center. Each year Willow Ridge sets up lovely tables and elegant lighting, accompanied by beautiful plants to provide ORCMA with the perfect location for this very special event. Tickets are available for $ 60.00 a person and may be reserved by calling the Oak Ridge Civic Music Association at 483-5569 or by stopping by the ORCMA office on Badger Road or the Willow Ridge Garden Center.


Nichelle Nichols performed as a singer with Duke Ellington.

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ORCO Presents Popular Selections from Famous Operas In its free concert on Saturday, September 28th at 2:00 pm, the Oak Ridge Community Orchestra will be performing favorite excerpts from two famous operas and one Broadway musical. No doubt, you will enjoy the memorable overtures from The Magic Flute and The Barber of Seville. To continue the opera theme with a more current composition, the orchestra will serenade you with the captivating melo-

dies from The Phantom of the Opera. As a special treat, the ORCO primary cast from the UniverNews sity of Tennessee will present a trio and an aria from their Dale upcoming opera, The Barber Gedcke of Seville. You will not want to miss this impressive perhuge success, and is still runformance. ning today. Its enchanting Andrew Lloyd Webber (born melodies, coupled with an in1948) premiered his Phan- triguing plot, have made it the tom of the Opera in London’s longest running musical by a West End in 1986 and on wide margin. In this excellent Broadway in 1988. It was a orchestral arrangement by Calvin Custer, you will enjoy the familiar melodies: Think of Me, Angel of Music, The Phantom of the Opera, All I Ask of You, Masquerade, and The Music of the Night. The plot is based on the 1910 book, Le Fantôme de l'Opéra by Gaston Leroux, which also stimulated several movies with the same story line.

(1756 – 1791) introduced The Magic Flute opera on September 30, 1791, approximately 2 months before his death. Mozart was a dedicated Freemason. Consequently, this opera shows the influence of that association, with an emphasis on the number 3, (3 opening chords, 3 trials, a key signature of 3 flats, 3 ladies and 3 young boys), a magic flute, magic bells, a forest monster and scenery with a Masonic theme. The plot follows the typical opera romance, with a lot of magical fantasy, and a handsome young prince battling to win a beautiful maiden. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart In the end, the prince prevails. You will recognize the overture as one that is often performed, because of its intriguing style. Gioachino Antonio Rossini (1792 – 1868) introduced The Barber of Seville opera in Rome on February 20, 1816. The plot involves the wooing of the closely chaperoned Rosina by the Count Almaviva. Her guardian, Bartolo plans

to marry her himself. However, the quick-witted barber, Figaro, offers his services to the Count as a sure-fire

matchmaker, and Almaviva uses several disguises to get close to Rosina. After a great deal of humour and intrigue, Bartolo’s plans are foiled, and the opera ends with the Count and Rosina marrying. The tunes in the overture will be instantaneously recognizable, because they are so popular. But, contrary to most overtures, this one does not contain any of the music (See ‘ORCO’ on page 40)


Thomas Edison held over 1,300 US and foreign patents.

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63rd Annual St. Mary’s Fall Festival October 4th & 5th Save the date now for the 63rd Annual St. Mary’s Fall Festival set for Oct 4-5th. The festival is not only a tradition for St. Mary’s Parish but one the entire community looks forward to yearly! The kickoff for this year’s festival will be our 2nd Annual Road Rally. This is a competition of driving accuracy and will test the team’s skills of time, speed and distance. Teams will be made up a driver and a navigator and prizes will be awarded to the top 3 teams. A gathering of all participants will follow afterwards. The date for the Road Rally is Saturday, September 28. See article within this issue.

ghans, Jewelry Armoire, Oak Grille, Hot Wings & Fries, and China Hutch, plus addiBar-B-Que Chicken Legs will tional Artwork pieces, make return appearand vacation ances. The “Used and Car Lot” Silent Car Auction, Bake Shoppe, Face Painting & Dried & Fresh Flowers including Mums again this year, can also be found on festival grounds Saturday.

“Thanksgiving” food item donation, and you will receive a prize stamp which can be redeemed at the prize booth. St. Joseph’s Food Pantry is a ministry at St. Mary’s that supplies food to those in need in our community. Another of St. Mary’s outreach ministries – The White Elephant – will also be open for business on Friday 3-5pm, and Saturday from 9am – 4pm. Fall and St. Joseph’s Food Pan- winter clothing will be availtry will be accepting your able as well as Halloween

entertainment packages, and much more!

Throughout the evening the sweet tooth can be satisfied at the “Bake Shoppe” while browsing the “Silent Auction.” The St. Lucy’s Guild Silent Auction once again will have “buy it now” pricing on certain items. Also, a much appreciated addition to Friday evening for parents and kids is that children through 3rd grade will have activities The Knights of Columbus,“ planned just for them. Spaghetti Dinner” which is much anticipated each year, On Saturday, October 15th will be held Friday October festival activities will begin 4th from 5:00-7:00 in the Par- at 10 am and continue until ish Life Center. Following 4pm on the Parish Grounds. with tradition will be the Live Festival games and rides Auction beginning at 7pm. will be found for kids of all There will be a vast array of ages, and armbands will be items up for bid this year in- available for unlimited riding, cluding an Antique Oak Cu- including a giant inflatable rio Cabinet and Dining Set, slide, bounce houses, and Large Screen Projection hamster ball! The food fare at TV, Cherry End Tables with the festival always satisfies matching Coffee Table, Cedar all appetites and this year will Clothing Armoire, Treadmill, not disappoint! All the old faChest Freezer, Bakers Rack, vorites including the German Handmade Quilts and Af- Bier Garten, the American

and Christmas decorations. For more information about the festival please contact Lenna Aird (865) 216-5625 or lennaaird1@comcast.net OR visit the website www. stmarysoakridge.org/Parish/ fallfest.html. If you have interest in becoming a festival sponsor please contact Kathryn Chou at development@stmarysoakridge.org


One of the fattiest fishes is salmon: 4 ounces of the delectable fish contains 9 grams of fat.

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Masskus Productions Announces 2 Shows in Early October Both shows will take place at The Historic Grove Theater at 123 Randolph Road in Oak Ridge. Tickets for these shows are available through www.KnoxvilleTickets.com, by phone 865-656-4444 or toll free 877-995-9961, in person at Knoxville Tickets outlets or at the door.

Denver, Wednesday, October In 2006 he went on to Laugh9 at 7:30 pm. lin, NV to compete in the Talent Quest 2006 involving 28 Ted is a singer, songwriter states, New Zealand, and a tribute artist. He was Australia and Canada born in Seattle and raised in taking first place. He then the Olympia area. went on to win Komo TV 4’s NW Afternoon CelebHe has been performing from rity Look Alike contest. the age of ten throughout his Ted now performs nationschool years in concert, sym- wide for all kinds of venphonic and jazz bands while ues and events. He has John Denver: An Almost developing his talents as a wowed the crowd selling out theatres in PennsylHeaven Celebration! Ted drummer and singer. vania and Kansas and Vigil pays tribute to John has played twice now for John Denvers own “Windstar Foundation” in Aspen, CO. Ted cruised the Caribbean with Darryl Worley and Jimmy Wayne on a “Travelin’ Inc. country cruise hosted by Great American Countrys’ own Storme Warren. Last year Ted was awarded the Rising Legend Award by the National Traditional Country

Music Association.

really took us back!”

Ted will be performing with For more information on Ted Vigil visit: www.tedvigil. com This performance will benefit programs of SECOND HARVEST OF EAST TENNESSEE. Patrons are asked to bring nonperishable food items for collection at the show. With each item donated, a patron will receive a chance to win a special prize package put together by local businesses who also believe in the good work of 2nd Harvest. www.secondharvestetn.org/. Steve Wiesberg, John Den- The Amazing Kreskin, ver’s lead guitar player and Ghost Sightings in East co-writer from the 1970’s. Tennessee! Sunday, OctoSteve – who also performs solo shows of his original ma- (See ‘Masskus’ on page 22) terial and the Denver hits, is quoted as saying; “Apparently the audience thinks these cover artists all look and sound like John. I don’t see it. However, I see it with Ted. A very strong physical resemblance... Uncanny!” (King 5 Eve News Magazine clip) The most heard comments after any show is, “I can’t believe how much he looks and sounds like John Denver! It


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A pip is one of the spots on dice, dominoes, or playing cards.

Antique Car Show and Auction Timely Topics Group holds Spring and Fountain area Antique Car Show and Auc- (behind the Center). At noon tion. everyone is invited inside the Civic Center The Clinton Great Room Timely Topfor the aucics Club is tion, holding an Antique Car Show and Auction to raise money for their Scholarship Fund. The event will be held on Tuesday, September 24, 2013 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Clinton Civic Center (formerly the Clinton Recrefood, fellowation Center). ship and fun.

organized, and at the same time successful auctioneer. He will then demonstrate all his skills auctioning the various donated items from the area to you and me to raise money for deserving high school students with scholarships to help further his/her education.

each year, sponsored a Tour of Homes at Christmas for several years, worked with the Town of Clinton to host the Christmas Tree lighting, provided new lettering for the old part of the Civic Center (Rec Hall), developed and maintains the Dragon garden at the football field, as well as many other worthwhile projGreat Barbeque ects. will be provided by Riverview Grill The club meets once a month with delicious on the fourth Tuesday at 12 coleslaw from the Apple Blossom. Food City and Git’N Go have generously donated drinks and condiments for the event.

At 11 a.m. the Clinton Car “Bear” Stephenson will speak Timely Topics Club was Club will park many of their briefly of the humorous times formed in 1934 by Edith antique cars at the Town in his thirty years as a dis- Sams (a group of 13) to help keep women in Clinton informed about current events and provide an outlet for community service. Among things the club has done through the years includes helping start the library, and continued support to it. More recently projects have included getting the flower baskets for Market Street and maintained them for several years, provided support to the McAdoo Museum, provide a high school senior scholarship each year, support the local school libraries with funds

noon, September thru May at the Clinton Civic Center in the Great Room, and has a variety of programs that are of interest to the members. We also have sub groups - two garden clubs and a choral group that has performed for us as well as other groups. dottyh@aol.com Timely Topics club members look forward to meeting you and hope you will enjoy the hospitality and auction.


A “fruit machine” is the British term for a slot machine, or “one-armed bandit.”

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The HeART of our Community Fall is just around the corner and as we experience the last few days of the summer’s heat and humidity with trips to the pool and to one of our local lakes we look forward to the fall season with anticipation. We all will no doubt be going to a high school football game in the coming months and will be rooting on the Tennessee Volunteers as they embark on the 20132014 season with their new coach and renewed sense of

purpose. But please don’t forget the arts this fall with all they bring to the table. For many, if not all of the organizations served by the Arts Council of Oak Ridge we have just completed a very successful United Arts Fund Drive which provides much needed funds for the new season. ACOR thanks our community for their generosity during this fund drive.

Local Arts

Jim Dodson Among those organizations who benefit from this fundraising efforts is the Oak Ridge Art Center. The next exhibition at the Oak Ridge Art Center will be the “Open Show 2013”. This juried exhibition by regional artists will open on September 14 and run through November 11. The opening will begin with a Gallery Talk at 6:30 pm followed by Awards Presentation at 7 pm. In conjunction with the Opening Reception for “Open Show 2013” and as part of our “September Sixties Birthday Bash” to finish out our 60th anniversary year, the evening of September 14 will be a stunner with the addition of the Members and Friends Night of “Hot Pots/Cool Art” from 7-9:30 pm. Members and Friends will be able to enjoy some stellar work from around the region, celebrate with the artists and the community and get in there and create something of your own or watch others do it. “Hot Pots/Cool Art” will continue with the Public raku firing and fundraiser on September 15 from 11 am to 6 pm. Fall classes start the week of September 16 through 20. For more information on this upcoming exhibition, Fall classes or other Art Center

activities, call (865) 482-1441 trombone and Mike Spirko or visit the website at www. on trumpet, Robertsville Midoakridgeartcenter.org. dle School conductor Sean Greene on tuba, and JefThe Oak Ridge Civic Music ferson Middle School band Association presents: A Free leader Josh Bibbs was on Family Concert, “All Aboard” bass clarinet. These current scheduled for Sunday Sept. band leaders were joined by 22, 2013 @ ORHS, 3:00 PM. retired Knox County Schools Hop on the music train as band director and clarinetwe perform a family-friendly ist Charlie Blake whose link concert ranging from Thom- to Oak Ridge Schools is his as the Tank Engine to Polar student teaching at ORHS Express to Eduard Strauss’s when Steve “Doc” Combs Bahn Frei (Fast Track!) polka. was conductor there. Still anCome early for pre-concert other special guest performer activities, and come dressed at Monday evening’s concert in your railroad finest to join was vocalist Deidre Ford. In our costume parade. Train addition to the featured guest whistles allowed! Our own performers, the Community “conductor” will lead you on a Band played a number of enjourney of fun musical times! tertaining songs including “My ORCMA will also sponsor Fair Lady,” “Malaguena,” “The the Mad Hatter Garden Par- Pink Panther,” “Light Cavalty September 28 at Willow (See ‘Arts’ on page 45) Ridge Garden Center beginning at 6:00pm. This is a fundraiser to support the Oak Ridge Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Series, Chorus, educational outreach and Coffee Concerts (ORCMA). Mark your calendars, more details will be coming soon! The Oak Ridge Community Band performed its annual Labor Day Concert on Monday, September 2, 7:00 p.m., at Bissell Park. The Labor Day concert featured a unique guest ensemble of Oak Ridge Schools band directors performing New Orleans style Dixieland music for the audience. Oak Ridge High School band directors Spence Milligan was on


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In 1893, Chicago hired its first police woman. Her name was Marie Owens.

13th Annual Clinch River Antiques Festival; October 13 It’s Festival Time! The ringing of school bells and the promise of cooler temperatures indicate Fall is in the air as plans are made for the 13th Annual Clinch River Antiques Festival, presented by the Anderson County Chamber of Commerce. The Festival takes

place in Historic Downtown Clinton and the Festival KickOff begins on Friday, October 11, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the Hoskins/Lane Park, where the Chamber’s Leadership Anderson County Class of 2014, will host live music. Market Street antique and specialty shops (100+ dealers) will open their doors along with restaurants and food vendors.

80+ antique dealers and artisans from across the region line Market and Cullom Streets. In addition, Market Street’s unique antique and specialty shops will be open along with beautiful antique cars, live entertainment, food vendors, an antique appraiser and the historical re-enactment of the Burr-Hamilton Duel on Market Street.

The Antique Street Festival takes place on Saturday, October 12, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., when more than

Joe Rosson is the Antique Appraiser for Saturday, October 12. He will be located in Clinton Antique Mall, 317 N. Main Street, Clinton from

10:00am–2:00pm. There will be antique appraisals on ceramics, glass, silver, furniture and more for $5 each item. Oriental carpets, weapons and firearms and fine jewelry will not be appraised.

a duel fueled by years of animosity between the political rivals and personal enemies. While a duel fought in New Jersey between two national leaders may seem to have little connection to Clinton, Tennessee, festival-goers will learn it’s significance to Clinton’s history as they watch the duel play out and learn how the town of Burrville became today’s Clinton. The re-enactment is scheduled for 12:30 p.m.

Again this year history can be found in more than just antiques; history will come to life through a re-enactment of the 1804 duel between Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton. Burr, first term Vice President under Thomas Jefferson, shot Hamilton, United States Secretary of the Treasury, in The Clinch River Antiques Festival has grown in its reputation among antique dealers and collectors, but it has become so much more than just a well-known antique show. The festival has become a time for the community to gather in celebration of Clinton’s unique character, for old friends to mingle on the streets and welcome another fall to Anderson County. This is an event you do not want to miss. Chamber President Jackie Nichols (See ‘Antique’ on page 13)

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Many prominent Frenchmen, including 18 kings, share the name Louis.

Taste (Continued from page 5)

Antique (Continued from page 12) said, “The Anderson County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to be a part of a festival that continues to grow beyond our expectations. We expect over 10,000 for this year’s event.” Admission and parking are free.

The festival is presented by the Anderson County Chamber of Commerce and the City of Clinton and is sponsored by Regions Bank, Tennova Healthcare and Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge. For additional information call the Chamber at 865-457-2559 or visit www. clinchriverfallfestival.com.

Visions Magazine, September 2013, Page 13 ance and can’t afford to pay for care. To date almost 3000 patients have been served and the need continues to grow. The clinic is open Monday through Friday, treats approximately 125 patients each week, and sees over 50 new patients each month.

Allen McBride, Hammer Dulcimer artist extraordinaire will also take the stage. McBride is probably best known for his rendition of Celtic music. Well known in the community, McBride often appears at the “We appreciate the generLavender Festival and other osity of the Jackson Square Merchants Association, the local venues. restaurants, performers and Whitson is a professional everyone who attends the entertainer from Oak Ridge Taste of Oak Ridge. Support who specializes in magic and such as this from the commucomedy. Whether he is work- nity enables the Free Medical ing a festival, special events, Clinic to serve the healthrestaurants, or private par- care needs of our uninsured ties, his show promises to en- neighbors and friends. We tertain audiences of all ages. couldn’t do it without you,” Whitson will be the evening’s said Free Medical Executive Director Teresa Brittain. master of ceremonies. The Free Medical Clinic of Oak Ridge provides primary health care services for residents of Anderson, Roane and Morgan counties who do not have medical insur-

New this year at “Taste” will be a Free Medical Clinic information booth. Volunteers will be on hand to answer questions about services avail-

able, clinic hours, volunteer opportunities and other ways to get involved, and availability of speakers for churches and civic organizations. Give a big smile if you see photographer Angela Carr with her camera. There will be a Facebook posting of her best shots at a later date. Carr of Atom Ray Photography does all types of photography such as event coverage and portraits but she is most known for her for “Moonbow” photos and other nature scenes. For additional info on the event call Manderley Swain at (865) 964-2178 or Barbara Ferrell at (865) 483-096.


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Only about 30 percent of teenage males consistently apply sun protection lotion when going poolside,...

Ill-Mannered Comedy Opens at Oak Ridge Playhouse Glamorous, rich, and reckless. That’s divorced couple Elyot and Amanda Chase. That’s Noel Coward’s 1930’s comedy “Private Lives.” Five years after separating from their volatile marriage, Elyot and Amanda run into each other again on adjoining hotel balconies while honeymooning with new spouses. Sparks fly as their deep-

burning love for one another is unexpectedly rekindled and their passion reignited. Impetuously they consider abandoning their respective new wife and husband in order to elope, even in the face of the same violent arguments that ended their first stormy marriage. Coward’s comic masterpiece took audiences by storm when it premiered in London in 1930 and has long considered one of the greatest comedies ever written. It has since sparked numerous revivals on Broadway and

the West End, featuring a cavalcade of famous actors and celebrities taking on the roles, and garnering countless Olivier, Drama Desk, and Tony Awards. Directed at the Playhouse by Managing Artistic Director Reggie Law, the show is a shimmering example of Coward’s sharp wit and humor as he explores the dynamic between men and women. Says Law, “The play demonstrates so beautifully how real love fuels passion. The characters love so much, they can’t help but let their vanity and jealousy manifest itself in sometimes the most awful behavior toward one another.” The cast includes Michael Higdon and Lisbeth Splawn as Elyot and Amanda , with Tony Cedeño and Rebecca Gomez playing their newest spouses Victor and Sybil.

Valerie Bernard rounds out the five-person cast as Louise, the Chase’s surly French maid.

For more information, log on to www.orplayhouse.com or call 482.9999. Tickets range in price from $16 to $22 de-

“Private Lives” opens Friday, September 13, at 8 PM, followed by performances on Saturday, September 14, at 8 PM and Sunday, September 15, at 2 PM. Performances continue Thursday, September 19, Friday, September 20, and Saturday, September 21, at 8 PM, with a final Sunday matinee on September 22 at 2 P.M.

pending on performance date. This production is also made possible through support from WUOT 91.9 FM and the Tennessee Arts Commission. Pictured: Amanda (Lisbeth Splawn, right) is at the end of her rope with former husband Victor (Michael Higdon)


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The “snood” is the fleshy projection just above the bill on a turkey.

Facebook Friends & Foes This particular article is coming at the request of different individuals. Facebook, like any other online program, can be a tool for good or ill. I am weighing in on this subject because of the ill I am aware of and have had to deal with over the last couple of years. Just to be clear up front…I no longer use Facebook. These are the four reasons…it works counterintuitive to my brain, it takes up way too much time on trivial matters, I am not sure where sensitive information might end up, and I am shocked with what I see and read going back forth between individuals. The first reason is my fault. I mentioned the other night to my wife that if the digital world had waited for me we would still be working with notepad and pencil! The second reason I discovered the first week I originally created my own account…I was writing and responding to trivial matters that could not be justified by the time it was gobbling up. The third reason I found out that there were cautions to be followed and you had to be very careful about who you gave permission to see what was on your page. And, the fourth reason (really why I am writing this!), is because of what I have seen, experienced and heard the last few years. Make no mistake about it… there is a universal etiquette, a moral dimension, and spiritual component, and a civil discourse guidelines that should be providing parameters for how individuals use Facebook. But in many cases this is not true.

Practically, I have seen, witnessed and heard of best friends breaking forever a friendship because of something posted. Marriages have broken up over posts shared with outside individuals. And, the gossip that goes on is rampant! Personal information that should only be put in a private diary ends up in public space for inquiring minds to see! What is even worse, family members sometimes find out through second hand parties that a family member has died be-

Spiritually Speaking Dr. Curtis McClane fore they find out! The emotional toll sometimes is overwhelming! I suspect if I conducted a survey and had every reader fill in the blank to this statement we would be amazed at the long list: “Facebook has caused some problem in my life because ____________.”

Facebook, but so many have that I am pretty sure that addressing it like this is going to touch the lives of many readers! Let me mention what I believe are some simple guidelines to everyone using Facebook so that it can return to the useful tool it could be, rather than the interpersonal destructive weapon it has too often morphed into. Here are those guidelines (that have a universal etiquette, moral dimension, spiritual component and civil discourse behind each one!)

about another person that you would not want said about you. 2. Replace Facebook with face-to-face! Never let a Facebook post be the first and only place where you think you can diss a person, or take them to task about something you disagree with them over. Care enough about the other person to talk to them. This eliminates the temptation to hide behind the computer screen and post things we would never say to a person’s face!

3. Never send anything I know that not everyone has 1. Golden Rule always! a negative experience with Do not say or post anything (See ‘Facebook’ on page 41)


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“E” is the most frequently used letter in the English alphabet, “Q” is the least.

Hidden Gem in Kodak: Seven Islands Wildlife Refuge Last month, I was intrigued by the photos a friend posted on Facebook taken at Seven Islands Wildlife Refuge in Kodak. That same week, I received an offer for a deal I couldn’t resist from the Living Social website to go to a wine-tasting at a winery in Kodak. The stars (or social media) seemed to be aligning for me to make this month’s easy getaway to a place less than an hour away that I had heard of all my life, but wasn’t really aware where it was. The community of Kodak is right there where we all get off the interstate onto State Hwy. 66, or as it is now called, Winfield Dunn Parkway, to go on up to Sevierville, Pigeon Forge, and Gatlinburg. At least that is where part of the unincorporated community is

located. According to Wikipedia, Kodak is located along State Highway 139, just west of State Highway 66, and just south of Interstate Highway 40.

Easy Getaways Melanie Harless

I also learned from the online encyclopedia that Kodak got man, the founder of Eastman Kodak, to use the name for his village and post office. But enough about Kodak for now, I want to tell you about Seven Islands Wildlife Refuge (SIWR for short) which is located about four and a half miles off I-40 at Midway Exit 402. While SIWR has a Kodak address and was once a part its name back in l892 when of Sevier County, in1899 the local postmaster, Harvey N. Underwood, learned of the new “Kodak” brand of camera. Deciding that Kodak was easy enough to remember, spell, and pronounce, he sought and received permission from George East-

the owners decided they’d rather live in Knox County, and worked it out. Now the 360 acre wildlife sanctuary on former farmland along the French Broad River is a treasure jointly managed by the Knox County Parks and Recreation, the Seven Islands Foundation and the Legacy Parks Foundation. Not only is Seven Islands a wildlife sanctuary; it is also used as an area for hiking, observation and other low-impact use; as an educational facility for schools, groups and organizations; as a demonstration area for land use and habitat management techniques; as a research site for schools, groups and universities; and as a small boat launch for canoes and kayaks. Habitats include wooded hills, an intermittent stream, and several fields being restored to

native warm-season grasses. At SIWR, one can find walking trails through meadows, woods, and along the river and ponds. A paved road extends over a mile into the property and is said to be a prime birding route. At last count, over 183 species of birds have been seen at the refuge. Of course, the best time to see birds is in the early mornings or evenings, and we were there in late morning and the fields were being mowed. Thus, we saw few birds. My friend Kris Light’s Facebook posting of a blue indigo bunting at Seven Islands, had been the inspiration for my trip, but I am not an official birder, just one who loves to be joyously surprised by a beautiful bird. I was also enchanted by Kris’s photos of (See ‘Kodak’ on page 46)


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The Adélie penguin bears the name of French explorer Dumont d’Urville’s beloved wife.

A Front Porch Parable American front porch culture isn’t what it used to be. Claude Stephens is trying to change that. By day he is education director at an arboretum in Louisville, KY. By evening he’s known as Crow Hollister, his “porch sitting alias.” Stephens is founder of the Professiional Porch Sitters Union local 1339. The group doesn’t have a motto, just a suggestion: “Sit down a spell. That can wait.” The Professional Porch Sitters Union is about not planning anything. Anybody can call a meeting at any time and attendance is optional, Stephens says. Sign me up. I’ve often bemoaned the passing of the front porch as a gathering place, as it was when I was

growing up. I don’t have one, but if I did, I would make Senior good use of it. I would have Living a porch swing where I could sit and read and drink ice tea Bena Mae and wave to people passing by and think of nothing at all Seivers and nod off if I wanted to . Because that’s what front porch- norant of and impatient with es and swings are for. Slow- small town ing down, wool-gathering. ways. He is soon driven Maybe that’s why “ Man in a to frustration Hurry” is one of my favorite when he finds episodes of The Andy Griffith there is no way Show. If any episode is ap- to get anything plicable to our needs today, done in this this is the one. Fans of TAGS two-bit town are sure to remember some until the folof the classic scenes from the lowing mornmodern-day parable , most of ing. However, which take place on the Tay- in the process lor front porch. of waiting, he learns a valuThe story is about a rich man, able lesson. Malcom Tucker, whose car How to apprebroke down on a Sunday just ciate the small and precious outside of Mayberry. He is ig- things in life.

But until then, his frustrations pile up, one after the other. First, he learns that Wally won’t fix his car until the following morning. Then, after Andy takes him home with him, he finds that he can’t call his office in Raleigh because the Mendlebright sisters have

In due time, it is discovered that Gomer just may be able to fix his car. As the afternoon wears on, Tucker continues to stew as Andy and Barney, Opie and Aunt Bea sit on the front porch, intermittently talking, thinking out loud, sometimes just rocking with long spells of silence . This man who is obsessed with work and money cannot understand these simple people. He rolls his eyes in disgust when Barney keeps talking about whether to go over to Thelma Lou’s house, erupting with “Just do it!” Viewers could just feel the heat of a Sunday in the sum-

the phone lines tied up for the entire afternoon.

(See ‘Porch’ on page 23)


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The word “buxom” at one time meant “obedient.”


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The most densely populated state in the United States is New Jersey.

Education Comes in Many Forms Army brat, attending fourteen different schools between first grade and high school graduation influenced my life. The experience of traveling to and living in many locations including foreign countries enriched my existence and opened new windows of understanding. I began first grade at a small brick elementary school right down the street from my house in San Antonio,

Texas. By the time I began second grade, the U.S. Army had transferred my father to Guam, the largest island in the Marianas Archipelago. Nine months my mother, brother, sister, and I sailed from San Francisco on the U.S.S. General Mann, a troop carrier, for 14 days to reach Guam and join my father. This was no luxury cruise ship, but my brother and I, ages 9 and 7, reveled in everything about the cruise from the sailors

Judy Jabber Judy DiGregorio mopping the decks to the daily outings at the ping pong tables watching the balls sail into the dark blue ocean below. Stopping in Hawaii on the way and seeing its live volcanoes in the distance thrilled me to death. Guam was a child’s paradise with its white beaches and palm trees and variety of seashells. My favorite part of school was recess, of course, and the favorite item on the playground was a set of metal swinging bars that hung from a tall pole. Each child grabbed a bar, began to run, and flew through the air hanging on for dear life. After we were evacuated from Guam at the beginning of the Korean War, we returned to the U.S and I bounced between several different schools in San Antonio, Deridder, La., and Lampasas, Texas. I recall little of my educational experiences that year, but I do remember the towering pecan trees that lined the sidewalks in Lampasas on the way to school and the crunchy sound of the pecans as we stepped on them. Dad’s assignment to study Spanish at the Army Language School in Monterey, CA, one of the most stunning places we ever lived, soon followed. We lived in a small house in Pacific Grove where my brother and I walked to school past gardens of purple iris with sword-shaped leaves. In our spare time we rode our bikes on the 17-mile drive which was then open to the public at no charge. We loved Seal Rock and spent

hours investigating the rocky ing for housing at Ft. ClayPacific shoreline dotted with ton. Gardenia bushes surcypress trees, occasionally rounded the small house checking out the decaywe rented. In school ing sharks that frequently we learned about local washed up onshore. customs such as Carnival, the PanamaAfter my father nian version of completed his Mardi Gra, study of the where girls Spanish lanwore pollguage, we moved eras, colorful to the Panama Caruffled dresses nal Zone, a hot and with full skirts. humid environment where we saw Leaving Panmigrating land ama with its crabs, capuchin rainforests was as monkeys, black painful as panthers, and leaving royal blue butCalifornia, terflies. We first but I soon forlived in Coco Solito on the Atlantic side got my sadness of the isthmus where as we settled in El I attended school a Paso, Texas, surrounded by the Frankfew months. lin Mountains. I attended Then we moved to the Pacific 8th grade and 9th grade in side of the isthmus and lived El Paso, but my sophomore in Panama City while wait- (See ‘Education’ on page 41)


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Another word for the human thumb is “pollex.”

Canterfield; A Retirement Community Rich in Lifestyle Forget everything you ever expected in an assisted living or retirement facility. Clear that from your mind and instead imagine an upscale apartment complex with an active social atmosphere,

dining, recreational activities, and medical staff on hand to Business help those in need. If you can Review picture this, then you have dreamed up what is in reality Melissa Canterfield of Oak Ridge. It is the newest assisted living Bishop complex in the area and they are already giving tours and sets us apart,” she said. “Are the amenities.” Canaccepting applicantions. terfield’s motto is, “A Executive Director Kathy Mc- retirement community Cameron is proud of what rich in lifestyle.” To Canterfield has to offer. “What tour their facilities is to be a witness of their motto in action. What is available for residents is above and beyond your typical retirement home. For example, every resident is provided with three meals a day in the Canterfield restaurant-style dining area. But if you do not get there during serving hours, there will always be something in the kitchen or something from the coffee pot or cappuccino maker. The third floor is where the fun activities are. A large theatre room will host a movie every night and will also be the place to watch football on Saturdays and have worship services on Sundays. There is a craft room, fitness room, and library. It is said that what

staff activities director Delane McCandless brings to the table is head and shoulders above the rest with her experience. But Kathy McCameron says her best asset is, “her infectious smile.” The craft room comes with a bonus. The French doors

Kathy and her whole staff are passionate about what they are offering to the seniors of Oak Ridge. One of the nicest aspects of the living facility is that the residents will be interconnected and still receive the guardianship they might need. One wing of Canterfield is dedicated to residents with dementia. It still comes with all the amenities as the rest of the facility, but with nurses stationed in the middle of it all.

Apartments range in size and style ranging from 350 square feet studio apartments to 550 square foot, one bedroom apartments. Every style comes with a kitchenette and full bath crafted with wood and granite to serve the housing needs of those who are active but might benefit from having fold down shower open up to a sweeping third seats and help just a button floor balcony that over looks click away. ridges, lawns, and a softball field. Rocking chairs will be The people at Canterfield placed for residents to enjoy seem to have thought of evwhat promises to be a spec- erything. There is an on-site tacular view in the coming fall salon, transportation, and gaor to watch the sun rise. (See ‘Canterfield’ on page 40)


Traditionally, a Jewish baby is not named for a living person.

Porch (Continued from page 17) mer as they watched Andy peeling an apple without breaking the peel, smell the aroma of Aunt Bea’s fried

chicken coming from the dining room, humming along with Andy and Barney as they sang, “The Church in the Valley by the Wildwood.” It was remindful of our own Sunday afternoons on the front porch so long ago and want, oh, so

Visions Magazine, September 2013, Page 21 he dozes off to sleep. He will stay the night with these good As with all Andy Griffith people, giving Opie the great shows, the story leaves us adventure of sleeping on the with a “feel good feeling.” ironing board. Malcolm Tucker eventually succumbs to the quiet and As he gets ready to leave charm and goodness of May- the next morning, Aunt Bea’s berry. And then comes the packed lunch of chicken and cake in his hand, Opie’s good greatest scene of all. luck penny in his pocket, and He learns to relax and we Gomer’s “lots of luck to you see him rocking slowly as and yours,” ringing in his ears Andy and Barney go to the as he pulls out of the drivedrugstore to get a bottle of way, it is clear that a change pop, the camera focusing on has come over him . He is not the apple peel in his hand as the abrasive man we saw at the beginning of the show. badly to return to that time.

And to millions of viewers, this was not just another TV show with a pleasant ending. It was a lesson on how we need to set our own priorities

in life. To just sit down a spell and let that wait. Pictured are Erin Henle (left) and Claude Stephens, known by their porch-sitting aliases Snickers McFlurry and Crow Hollister, respectively, enjoy summer’s pleasures at the headquarters of the Professional Porch Sitters Union Local 1339 in Louisville, Ky.

About the author... Ms. Seivers’ articles appear in several newspapers in Kentucky where she has been a columnist for 14 years. She has written a book, Simple Pleasures, which is a collection of stories that focus on family, small town virtues and closeknit neighborhoods in Appalachia during the 30’s and 40’s.


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Masskus (Continued from page 9) ber 13 at 4:00pm. With a showman’s flair, a comedian’s wit, and the capacities of a bona fide Mentalist or thought reader, The Amazing Kreskin has, for 5 decades, dramatized the unique facets of the human mind, his own! His very name has become an integral part of pop culture throughout the world, invoked in comedy clubs,

When asked to name his favorite among all his paintings, Pablo Picasso replied “the next one.”

comic strips, print stories, and TV shows. When Johnny Carson played the character “Carnac the Magnificent” on the “Tonight Show”, he was spoofing the Amazing Kreskin. Kreskin a favorite guest on Johnny’s show and Merv Griffin has also been a regular on Howard Stern, David Letterman, “Regis & Kathy Lee” and many others. Currently he makes frequent appearances on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” and “Mike Huckabee.”

In 2008, Tom Hanks produced nessee! For over 50 years and co-starred with John Mal- Kreskin has been telling peokovich in “The Great Buck Howard” which was fashioned after the Amazing Kreskin’s life. To quote David Letterman, “Kreskin should sue the producers of the TV show, “The Mentalist” for stealing his act. He’s the best mentalist in the world and he’s not acting!” As a special part of the performance, he lets the audience hide his paycheck, and if he can’t find it - he forfeits his fee! He offers $1,000,000.00 to anyone that can prove that he employs paid secret assistants or confederates to help him perform his mentalist “effects.” ple things about themselves that only they or a close friend Additionally for this visit to the could possibly know! Oak Ridge Theater, Kreskin will have a ghost sighting by THE GHOST SIGHTINGS: audience members on stage To view what the ghost sightof spirits that haunt East Ten- ing will be like watch the vid-

eo from “Regis & Kathy Lee.” The same way he controls the minds of the participants convincing them that Regis is invisible, he’ll have them seeing ghosts. Also check out his appearance on Howard Stern. He has a guest channeling the spirit of Sam Kinison About Masskus Masskus Productions is a new venture lead by Stephen F. Krempasky, former Executive Director of the Bijou Theatre Center in Knoxville, Tennessee. It is a full service promotions agency bringing professional touring artists to theatrical venues in the East Tennessee region. Masskus Productions will itself present or assist other organizations in their presentation of theatrical and concert events offered to the community. www.masskus.com


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In 1940, silver coins fell from the skies on to the town of Gorky, Russia.


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This is one reason that there are still so many bicycles there.

Working with a Specialist If you wake one morning with a wrenching pain in your lower abdomen, you will likely make a phone call to your family physician to schedule an appointment. Your physician’s main objective on that visit will be to collect information from you regarding the history and symptoms of your recent illness. He will perform a surface check of your vital signs, but more importantly he will refer you to a specialist for tests and a

more in-depth evaluation. Most professionals not only choose a career track, but more specifically a subspecialty within the realm of that career. Real estate professionals are no different. There are distinct differences between the focus and responsibilities of the seller’s agent and that of the buyer’s agent. We have discussed some of those differences already, but here we want to

Mortgages Susan Ruth explore more specifically the characteristics of the buyer’s agent. Buying a home is a rigorous and exciting journey, but there are some complex hurdles

that are best encountered with the help of an informed guide who is committed to seeing you through, step-bystep, to your destination. A buyer’s agent can offer you, the buyer, knowledge and understanding of the process, information about the area, experience in contract negotiation, referrals for lenders and other third-party services, and a devotion to your specific needs and preferences that is invaluable. So what can you, the home buyer, expect from a buyer’s agent? You can anticipate loyalty to your concerns, confidential treatment of your personal information, and a commitment to working within your schedule and time frame. A buyer’s agent will be a good listener, responsive to your calls and emails, and will take time to answer your questions. A buyer’s agent will get a complete picture of your current situation as well as what you are looking for. She will ask specific questions about the type of home you want, what price range you are comfortable with, what area you prefer, and what your time frame is. She will discuss the terms of the contract that are negotiable and which ones may be most beneficial in your scenario. She may recommend additional contingencies to protect your interests, as well as available facts that might influence the offer and your buying decision. A buyer’s agent will submit the offer to the listing agent. He will track the day-to-day progress and keep you informed. He will handle those additional requirements necessary to get to closing, such

as the home inspection, making arrangements with the title attorney, and communicating with the seller’s agent. The buyer’s agent is typically compensated from the listing agent’s commission. However, conditions of the buyer agency agreement should specifically address terms of exclusivity, compensation, time frame of the agreement, etc. A complete understanding of the responsibilities of both sides of the contract is necessary before any formal working agreement is made. Bottom line is this: It may be much more beneficial for you, the home buyer, to search for the “perfect agent” rather than the “perfect home!”

About the author... Susan Ruth is a Home Equity Retirement Specialist with Security One Lending in Knoxville. She may be contacted at 865-556-1327 or SRuth@S1L.com.


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Badminton was first recognized as an official sport in the Olympic Games during the...

Traditional South African Safari Recipes It was the winter when our daughter husband went to S.A. in July to visit tives.

season and her Jo-burg, his rela-

While there they also went on a five-day Tree House Safari. The weather was very nice during the day but became chilly at night making them glad they took winter jackets, hats and gloves for the night time and early morning walks through the bush. The only

complaint I heard was about the 4:45 a.m. wake-up time! On night walks in the bush with armed guides with lights, they were able to see up close and personal, many wild animals including The Big Five (lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo and leopard) that call Kruger Park home. They also went on night tours in Range Rovers with powerful lights and the armed guides. And they were able to visit a rehab center for wild animals

Let’s Cook! Mary Cox that had been injured. One baby wart hog, named Pork Chop, met the vans when they arrived. The Safari was a great experience and the lodge and tree houses were very comfortable. In addition to meeting people from around the globe, they were treated to traditional South African meals which they enjoyed. The first recipe is one my sonin-law makes at home in Maine and adds a gravy to it. The South Africans call it Sadza or Pap -- we call it cornmeal mush in East Tennessee. We used to buy freshly ground meal in Pigeon Forge for my husband’s boss because he loved mush. My dad like it, too, but I’ll stick to grits!

Sadza (Pap) 2 cups water 1 cup plain coarse cornmeal (white or yellow) 1 TBS. butter

Dutch settlers in 1652. It is a variation on what we know as Egg Custard Pie. The South Africans love their “sweeties”. A sweet that is very popular there and is sold at sporting events, church sales, outside malls and is even made for competitions is Koeksisters. They say it is very easy to eat too many! The recipe for these sweets can be found online. It sounds similar to our donuts.

Add all ingredients into a microwave bowl and stir. Cook for five minutes on high stirring every two minutes, watch carefully. Remove and stir well. Meal will be thickened. Cook another five minutes, stirring occasionally. This will be very thick. It can be cut out and covered with Okra seed came to the South a tomato with the slaves. It grows well in our hot Southern climate. It is prepared in Africa in stews and fried like we do it here. It is a lot different than the frozen kind you can buy at the market. I always look forward to it coming from the garden. gravy, if desired. The South Africans make it with gravy to go along with traditional braai (BBQ) of steak, chicken, sausages, etc. Tomato Gravy: 1 can diced tomatoes; add peppers and onions to taste. Boil together until cooked. Pour over the Sadza.

Fried Okra Wash the tender pods in cold water. Slice and dredge in seasoned corn meal. Fry in vegetable oil to crispy perfection. Our son-in-law makes this next dish for their friends when they gather for rounds of Mexican Train dominoes and board or card games.

Curry Stew Sadza is a staple in Zimbabwe (Rhodesia) where my A very popular sweet is a 1 pound lamb, mutton or beef Melktert (Milk Tart) which was son-in-law was reared. brought to the country by the (See ‘Recipes’ on page 27)


1992 Summer Games. More than 1.1 billion people watched badminton’s Olympic debut on TV. shops on-line) 1/4 tsp. ginger Enough oil to cook and brown (Continued from page 26) onions 1 cup water 1 onion, chopped 4 large potatoes, cut into In a large pot combine oil, onions and spices. Cook unpieces til onions are soft and brown. 2 tomatoes, diced 2 tsp. Mother-in-law Tongue Add the meat and chutney. Cook meat until done, stirring Curry Mixture (or to taste)* so it or spices do not burn. 1 tsp. turmeric 1/4 cup raisins 4 TBS. chutney (any flavor or Add cup of water, potatoes, any brand - Mrs. H.M. Ball’s tomatoes and raisins. Cook preferred and can be found at until potatoes are soft then

Recipes

simmer for half an hour. (Mixed frozen or fresh vegetables can be added with potatoes, if desired). Serve over rice with coconut and bananas on top and with extra Chutney, if desired. The bananas and coconut cut the heat of the spices which can be increased or decreased depending on how mild or hot you want the dish. *Mother in Law’s Tongue Curry mixture can be found at an Indian spice shop or in the international section of some grocery stores.

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Place rice, milk, sugar in heavy saucepan and boil. Stir until thick. Beat egg yolks and vanilla lightly. Add 3 TBS. hot rice mixture to the eggs, sloely, one TBS. at a time. Add this to the rice mixture. Cook one minute and fold in raisins.

season. Our kale and collards have already begun to grow so that is something to look forward to this fall and in early winter.

I just hope apples are available locally this fall. We aren’t making the Maine trips like we did for years so miss all Beat egg whites until stiff. those great Virginia apples Add the castor sugar and we used to bring back. beat to form peaks. Bake at 350 degrees until peaks are The deer have really enjoyed golden. *Finely granulated the pears as well as the blueberries, blackberries and sugar. grapes. They certainly got As we move into fall, gardens more than we did. are still producing but ours This dessert was introduced has not done as well this year to South Africa when the with so much rain and so little English arrived in the 1820s. sun. But we have enjoyed some tomatoes, peppers, English Rice Pudding okra and beans. There just 2 eggs, separated wasn’t the usual amount to 2 cups cooked rice freeze. As I said before, I think 3 cups milk we got about 10 ears of corn 1/2 cup sugar and the raccoons got the rest! 2 TBS. castor sugar* Our squash didn’t produce as 1 tsp. vanilla it usually does and that was 1/2 cup raisins (opt.) really surprising. Maybe next Butter a casserole dish. year will be a better growing


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The average life expectancy of a leopard in captivity is 12 years.

How Should Risk Tolerance Influence Investment Decisions? As an investor, how much risk can you tolerate? It’s an important question — because the answer can help you make the right investment choices. Before you know your risk tolerance, you’ll want to make sure you first understand the nature of investment risk — the risk of losing principal. This risk is especially prevalent when you invest in stocks, because stock prices will always fluctuate — and there are never any guarantees about p e r f o r mance. Of course, a decline in value does not mean you need to sell; you can always

hold on to the stock with the hope that its value will bounce back. And this can certainly happen, but again — no guarantees.

Financial Advice

Karl Flatau

How you respond to this type of investment risk will tell you a and the potential for a recovery, you may well have g r e a t a higher tolerance for risk. d e a l But if you find yourself losing about your sleep over your losses (even own risk toler- if, at this point, they’re just ance. Of course, “paper” losses), becoming no one, whether despondent about reaching he or she has your goals, and questioning a high toler- whether you should be inance for risk vesting at all, then you may or a low one, have a low tolerance for risk. particularly likes to see declines. This self-knowledge of your But people do own risk tolerance should react differently. If help inform your investment you’re the sort of person who decisions — to a point. can retain your confidence in your investment mix and Even if you determine you can focus on the long term have a high tolerance for risk, you almost certainly should not load up your portfolio exclusively with stocks. If the stock market enters a prolonged slump, you could face heavy losses that may take many years to overcome, causing you to lose significant ground in the pursuit of your financial goals. Conversely, even if you discover you don’t have much tolerance for risk, you won’t want to invest only

in supposedly “safe” vehicles, such as certificates of deposit (CDs). During those periods when rates on CDs and similar instruments are low, as has been the case in recent years, your interest payments from these investments may

not even keep up with inflation — meaning that, over time, you could end up losing purchasing power, which, over the long term, can be just as big a risk as market (See ‘Risk’ on page 35)


A camel can shut its nostrils during a desert sandstorm.

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The Basics of the Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. Obama Care) Many people are talking about the Affordable Care Act; there are rumors and there are facts. There is also a lot of political stigma and slang associated with it; however, I want to give you an overview of some of the basics of the Affordable Care Act, not a political rant. If you want to talk politics, hop on the internet. The Affordable Care Act was passed in March of 2010. The generally understood purpose of it was to allow every American citizen to have Health Insurance regardless of the status of their health or income. People with pre-existing conditions were seen as too unhealthy or “risky” in the eyes of the insurance carrier and were often unable to get health coverage. This article will not cover all the parts of the Affordable Care Act (the act itself is THOUSANDS of pages long and will not fit in this paper). Parts of the Affordable Care Act are constantly changing; hence the basics that are pretty well understood are all that will be covered here.

The Market Place, also known as Exchanges, is one Special place to get coverage. You Guest can also go to insurance carriers directly but keep in mind that not all insurance carriers Vudragovich in Tennessee will be in the Exchange. Each state will have their own carriers in the cation (not yet finalized) and Exchange and at this see if you are eligible for assistance paying your monthly premium. The purpose of the Subsidy is to assist individuals/families so that the cost of Health Insurance is not a burden.

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point, it looks like 5 plans will be offered in Tennessee. Insurance carriers that offer coverage through the Market Place will offer the exact same plan (Co pays, Deductibles, etc) at the same premium outside of the Exchange. If you make over 400% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL) you do not need to purchase your health insurance in the Market Place. BUT if you make less than 400% of the FPL, you can purchase your coverage in the Exchange, complete the Subsidy Appli-

An insurance carrier can choose to offer Health Insurance here in East Tennessee without being in the Market Place. Therefore if you earn less than 400% of the FPL and you want insurance with that carrier, you can go outside of the Exchange and purchase it directly, but you will be responsible for the full cost of the monthly premium. The new health plans, under the Affordable Care Act, will all be “Metallic Plans”. This is supposed to make it easier to compare plans between insurance carriers. The Silver plan is the Benchmark plan designed to cover 70% of all

medical expenses, leaving the insured (you) to pay the remaining 30%. This is considered the Benchmark or what the government thinks is the minimum amount of insurance each person should have. The other Metallic Plans are the Bronze, Gold, and Platinum. The Bronze plan will cover 60% of medical expenses, The Gold Plan is set to cover 80% of medical

expenses, and the Platinum plan will cover 90% of medical expenses. The Bronze is the least expensive, the Silver is the most common, and the Platinum is the most expensive of all of the plans. Enrollment in the Metallic plans will begin on October 1, 2013 and will continue until March 31, 2014. This is the Initial Enrollment Period (See ‘Care Act’ on page 31)


“Romanji” is a system of writing Japanese using the Latin alphabet.

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September is Life Insurance Awareness Month Life Insurance Ownership/ Other Financial Priorities Coverage Remains Low Compete with Life Insurance • Thirty percent of U.S. households have no life insurance • “Everyday expenses” such at all; only 44 percent have as energy costs, food, clothindividual life insurance. ing and transportation were cited by more than half of • Fifty percent of U.S. house- consumers surveyed as limits holds (58 million) say they on ability to save for financial need more life insurance. goals. • When surveyed on financial • The average amount of issues, “money for a comfortcoverage for U.S. adults has able retirement” was the top declined to $167,000, down pick of 67 percent of consum$30,000 from the average ers. By contrast, concerns coverage in 2004. that life insurance coverage traditionally addresses (such • While 4 in 10 households as premature death, funeral with children under 18 now expenses and leaving an ininclude a mother who is either heritance) registered as a top the sole or primary earner for priority for less than 40 perher family yet, among women cent of consumers surveyed. who have life insurance, their coverage is only 69 percent • Consumers who believe of the average coverage on they need life insurance, 86 men. percent haven’t bought it because they think it is too ex-

pensive.

• While face-to-face is still the most preferred method for buying life insurance, 86 percent of consumers would use the Internet to research life insurance before purchasing. Only 16 percent of consumers would prefer to buy insurance completely online.

• Middle-income consumers are more concerned with reducing debt and having more money for retirement than other income groups.

• About 2 in 10 households say they prefer to buy life insurance through the workplace in the future. Top reasons given include :

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• Trust their employers (20 percent) • Like the ability to have premiums deducted from their paychecks (13 percent) • Among households saying they are likely to buy life insurance in the next 12 months, 35 percent say the reason they have not yet bought more life insurance is because no one has approached them about it.

Reasons Consumers Shop • View it as an easy and con- Looking Ahead venient way to buy (33 perfor Life Insurance cent) • Only eight percent of consumers consider themselves • Among the triggers to shop for life insurance, 41 percent • Believe it will cost less or be (See ‘Life’ on page 33) of recent shoppers say life a better value (26 percent) events (marriage, children, buying a house, etc.) motivated them to shop for life insurance. • Among consumers who said they wanted to review their coverage or thought they might need more, half shopped for life insurance. • When life insurance is suggested (either by a financial professional or through advertising) 37 percent of people surveyed shopped for life insurance. How Consumers Prefer to Shop for Life Insurance


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Care Act (Continued from page 29) (IEP). The Metallic plans are annual contracts that run from January 1 until December 31 of any given year. Coverage will start on January 1, 2014

(or later if you wait until next milial status, or your overall year to apply for coverage). satisfaction with your current insurance carrier. Plan Then the following Octo- changes can be made during ber, you look at many fac- the Annual Enrollment Period tors and decide if you want (AEP) between October and to keep your plan or change December. it. There may be changes in your health, marital or fa- A question many people have

Your Home Magazine, September 2013, Page 31 is “How do I pay my 10% to 40%?� This is the portion Metallic plans do not cover. This is where working with an experienced insurance agent can help you understand how to design a Health Strategy (using non health insurance products that pay you cash) to help you not only afford your percentage but also help keep a roof over head and food on the table. A well informed insurance agent can help you understand what is and what is not coming when the Affordable Care Act goes into effect on January 1, 2014. That agent can also guide you through your various options to make sure that you are getting the best policy for your needs. If you are looking to make a career change, you may want to consider a future in Insurance. The Federal Government has decided that Insurance Agents are a nec-

essary and important part of the Affordable Care Act succeeding, because there will be over 90 million additional persons entering the Health Insurance market and they need guidance and education.

About the author... David is Your Local Insurance Agent, involved in Anderson County since 2011. He works with many Local Non Profits and is passionate about educating others and letting them make an informed decision about their insurance coverage. He has been designing Individual Insurance Strategies since 2007. For a free consultation, call him at 8065837 or visit his website at www.URLocalAgent.com.


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Visions Magazine is a very tough publication to put out each month... lots of work.

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Fire Extinguishers: Do You Know How to Use Yours Properly? Fire Extinguishers: What comes to mind when those words are spoken? Door Stop? Something to break a window with to get out of your house or business? Or is it a thing-a-magig the Fire Marshal makes me have? No, it is a means of escape that can help save your life or the lives of those around you. Do you know what you are going to do when a fire breaks out at your home or business? The most likely response is to get out as quickly as possible by any means possible. Get out alive! This is what we want you to do but with some preparation, you can do this as safely as possible. Life Safety Inspections teaches their customers to see extinguishers as a means of escape and to use the PASS (Pull, Aim, Squeeze, Sweep) method so that they can make a path to get out. One mistake that you don’t want to make is to fight a fire in front of you and the fire cuts off your escape / exit behind you and your extinguishing agent is used up. Fires doubles in size every

Life (Continued from page 30) very/extremely likely to purchase life insurance in the next year. • Emerging as a trend: nearly 2 in 10 consumers are willing to purchase life insurance through retail outlets like warehouse clubs and superstores.

30 seconds and usually a fire has already started growing for a minute or two before we know we are in danger. So, think about this, if a fire doubles in size every 30 seconds (1,2, 4,8,16,32,64…..) it is four times the size and growing fast. We are generally taught to fight a small fire but we are not taught what happens to us when faced with a dangerous fire. We instinctively go into “Fight or Flight” mode, our heart rate goes up and the adrenaline starts flowing, we can lose our “normal” thinking skills. This is when we make serious errors. Professionals in the fire safety and prevention field cannot stress enough the importance of having a fire escape plan in place and knowing that your smoke alarms and fire extinguishers are in working order. Just as you change your batteries in your smoke detectors once a year, you should also inspect your extinguisher. Inspect extinguishers by turning them upside down. You want to make sure the powder inside moves and is not packed. The statistics are alarming on the number of folks that either do not have at least one working fire extinguisher in their home or a plan of escape in grow three times more than any other ethnic group in the U.S. In terms of life insurance, nearly half of Hispanics surveyed said they are concerned about financial protection if they should die suddenly (compared with 37 percent of the general population citing this as a top concern).

All facts are from LIMRA’s life • Over the next 20 years insurance consumer studies. Hispanics are projected to

the particles could seriously hurt or kill you. Some of the suggested place to place your fire extinguisher would be attached to a wall, in a Chip pantry, near bedrooms or in long hallways. At work, know Dooley where at least two extinguishplace. At Life Safety Inspec- ers are located. tions, we sell and service fire extinguishers but we also ed- About the author... ucate our buyers on how to Chip Dooley is the owner of use them effectively, where to place them, and when to service them.

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Knowing where to store your fire extinguisher properly is also crucial. In our homes, one of the worst places to store an extinguisher is under the kitchen sink especially if this is where you store cleaning supplies. Two basic household cleaners, bleach and ammonia, can cause an explosion. An extinguisher is pressurized to 195 pounds of pressure and if it explodes,

Life Safety Inspections, LLC and has been servicing Anderson County for 5 years. Call LSI today at 865-4351505 if you have any questions or want our trained technicians to come by and make sure your extinguishers are checked and ready. LSI also schedules inspection/training sessions. They are located at 214 Brisbane in Oak Ridge.


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Thrift - A Fading Value According to the World English Dictionary, thrift is defined as “wisdom and caution in the management of money,” and is derived from the word “thrive.” Historically, it was also associated with prosperity. I learned the value of thrift from reallife experts. Let me tell you about two of them.

mom who put herself through nursing school so she could take care of her two boys. After graduating, she worked days in the emergency room while the boys were in school and studied nights for a master’s degree while they slept. Those were the days when you spent cash for everything, so if they didn’t have it, they didn’t spend it. Debt was My 91-year-old grandmother not an issue. She earned her grew up during the Great De- doctorate still scrimping and pression. She was a single saving so she could send her

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Heidi Greenhalgh boys to college simultaneously where one graduated from law school, the other became an accountant. With her doctorate in hand, she was then hired as Director of Nursing for a big hospital in San Francisco and eventually retired as the highest paid nurse in the state of California. She spent her retirement years traveling around the world, often taking a lucky grandchild with her. See where being thrifty (not to mention an education and killer work ethic) can get you? You may say, “Well, that was a long time ago…before the advent of easy credit, inflated housing and a culture that views smart phones as a necessity rather than a luxury.” For any naysayers out there, here is a modern example of thrift in action. Several years ago, I had a running buddy. I knew the family was on a tight budget because she

ate lots of noodles, walked everywhere, and ran in old shoes (a dead giveaway since we runners, as a whole, would rather sell our firstborn than run in worn-out shoes). Eventually, I learned the reasoning behind the deprivation and it wasn’t a lack of money. At the age of 29, this young family who disciplined every penny, had just paid off the mortgage on their modest, but lovely home. Her thrifty way o f

found about the value of thrift. 1-- Thrift is an ongoing mind-set, a way of life. It is an attitude of living with less, so you can enjoy more. 2-- Thrift is necessary if money is tight (so you can avoid the credit trap) and a boon when money is plentiful because spending less means saving more. I asked my friend how she managed to save so much money. She said, “Don’t spend it.” Now there’s a novel idea… 3—Adopt the oldfashioned adage, “Make do or do without.” It encourages a simple, peaceful way of thinking and living. Freed from the expectations of having the latest in everything, we not only free up money, we free up time since we are no longer compelled to canvass the stores or internet for meaningless things that will be obsolete by next week.

living w i t h a solid goal in mind, taught me an important life lesson. Wealth is measured by what’s on the inside, not on the outside. That statement can be interpreted both figuratively and literally and 4—Adopting thrifty habits each will have truth in it. is easy, even painless! Start Here are a few truths I have (See ‘Thrift’ on page 35)


seclude or hide their women from strangers is called a “purdah.”

Thrift (Continued from page 34) with a few simple ones such as…Eat at home or brown bag your lunch (this alone can save hundreds a month); Shop at consignment stores or clothes swap with friends; Turn up (or down) your ther-

mostat depending on the season; Leave your credit/ debit card at home and shop with cash, that way it’s impossible to overspend; raise the deductible on insurance policies (because by now, your emergency account is funded to cover such things, right?); Save gas and walk whenever possible; Don’t

spend money to de-stress, exercise instead; Learn how to do things for yourself like make bread from scratch or cut hair. (With four boys in the house needing a haircut every four weeks, I’ve saved $6,500 over the past fifteen years using my $30 clipper set from Walmart). 5—Thrift is not the same as cheap. Cheap stuff falls apart and is a waste of hardearned money. Pay the least amount of money for the highest quality you can find. My last trip to a consignment store unearthed an almost new, gorgeous pair of Sӧfft sandals for $3 (Retail: $89). Now that’s thrift in action.

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tolerance, and the role it can play in your choices, you can help yourself create an ef(Continued from page 28) fective, suitable investment declines. strategy — one that you can live with for a long time and Ultimately, then, you’ll prob- that can help you avoid the ably want to let your risk tol- biggest risk of all: not reacherance guide your investment ing your long-term goals. choices — but not dictate them with an “iron hand.” So, if you believe you are highly About the author... tolerant of risk, you might Karl Flatau is a Financial have a somewhat higher Advisor with Edward Jones percentage of stocks in your in Oak Ridge. He can be portfolio than if you felt your- reached for questions and self to be highly risk-averse comments at 483-3643. — but in any case, you’ll likely benefit from building a diversified portfolio containing stocks, bonds, government securities, CDs and other investments. While this type of diversification can’t guarantee profits or protect against loss, it can help reduce the effects of volatility on your portfolio.

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6— And last, but not least… Don’t try to keep up with the Jones, they are probably in hawk up to their eyeballs. Bury pride and let good sense, governed by thrift, rule your money making decisions. Cut your kids’ hair, By knowing your own risk eat at home, drive used cars, wear consignment clothes and watch the money pile up over time.

About the author... Heidi Greenhalgh is a freelance writer whose work has been published both locally and nationally. She also happens to like being prepared for…whatever. She can be reached for comment at heidigreenhalgh@msn.com.


The Wright Brothers spent time observing the flight of the buzzard to help them solve the mystery of flight... Page 36, Your Home Magazine, September 2013

The Arrival of Fall A new season begins with the arrival of fall. Summer annuals are showing signs of stress and need to be replaced with new plants, so enters the “queen” of the fall garden – the mum. There are 160 species of mums but we tend to grow the most asked for varieties. There are several flower variations but we prefer cushions for best show and longevity. Colors are varied shades of yellow, orange, purple, pink, lavender, cream, and shades of

green. All types are splendid in containers, borders, and Gardening baskets. Mums bloom spring Tips and fall – after their bloom cycle in the spring, keep all new June growth pinched off until July 4th and then leave alone for McCreight fall blooming. They require at least 6 hours of sun each day. for their very ornamental, highly colored leaf rosettes, Pansies and violas are best which look like giant peoplanted in the fall. They nies in deep blue bloom off and on all winter green, marbled and come on strong in the and edged with cream, spring. Flowering cabbage white, and flowering kale are grown rose, or purple. Kale differs from cabbage in that its head is slightly looser and it’s leaf edges are more heavily fringed. Both are spectacular additions to the fall and winter garden. Colors are strongest after the first frost touch plants. Single rosettes cut and placed on spike holder

in bowl makes striking harvest arrangements. Asters bloom in late summer to early fall, good in containers, rockgardens or borders. Blooms are available in white, shades of blue, red, pink, lavender, or purple, most have yellow centers. They adapt to most soils and are perennials.

Now that we have taken care of the fall flowers and the colors they produce we need to take our cue from them and

hang fall flags, change front door wreaths, put out fall mats on front porch. If you have pots at your entrance plant them with flowers, grasses, or vines. September is a great month for plant shopping. You will find a lot of good buys on perennials, shrubs, and trees. There are two very good reasons for planting now as opposed to next spring. Your plants have time to winter over, grow strong roots and get well established. The main reason some of you lose plants is due to watering inadequately. Another reason garden centers and nurseries are selling off inventory is to make room for holiday crops. The plants might not be as “perky” as they were but they still have strong roots. The weather has cooled down some and that makes gardening more fun. If your summer garden was not what it should have been, take time to see what changes should be made for next year. Keep your garden journals updated. Hydrangeas were especially beautiful this summer. I’m going to remove what is left on mine in the front yard and plant in the back where it’s fenced in. The deer are still driving me nuts. They have eaten all of my creeping jenny – chewed down the monkey grass by the driveway. That really surprises me. I have decided they have chosen me to pick on or should I say “chew on”.

About the author... June McCreight is the owner of Ridge Greenhouse and Florist located at 148 Louisiana Avenue in Oak Ridge. Your questions and comments are welcome: 482-1465.


There are about 5,000 species of coral known. Only about half of them build reefs.

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Starting Them Young: Collecting with Children When I was just a wee lad, my great grandmother became very active in helping establish my first collection. On her holidays, or should I say cross country adventures, she would always discover a few pencil sharpeners for me along the way to tell the story of her travels. To this day, these relics are not just replica scale models of a cannon from the Battle of Gettysburg, a Model-T from the Ford Factory or a space ship

from Cape Canaveral, they are symbolic representations of her adventurous, free spirited and endearing nature, as well as the birthplace of my love for collecting. In fact, last month I added an old world style globe to the collection of over 300 unique sharpeners. So speaking from experience, collecting can be a truly rewarding experience for a child and the adults around them. This simple activity can strengthen relationships, in-

be functional to play with, as as worthy enough for disAntiques well play when they are forty! Remember, items do not have to be expensive or lavish... This is a first collection. And it really does not matter what he or she decides to collect still personal responsibility, as long as the items are age become an outlet for self exploration and expression and further interests for history or how things work. Not to mention, items such as these are easy-to-preserve memories and may be valuable someday! To start your little people in a positive direction, here is a general guide to collecting with children.

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Gifts: If you have children or grandchildren, stop for a moment and think of how much plastic litters your home. Instead of purchasing another birthday or Christmas toy to appropriate and they actube broken and discarded, ally take an interest. Begin get them something that will with stamps, Tootsie cars, old board games, comics, books, coins, stamps, fishing lures, baby dolls, stuffed animals, ceramic figurines, unicorn salt and pepper shakers, post cards, costume jewelry or even Avon bottles. Just like you, over time their taste will grow and shape. Collecting adventures: Taking children out for treasure hunting can create lasting memories, especially to see them burst with the same excitement you have when something phenomenal is

discovered. This is a really neat way to teach them the beauty of collecting, personal finances and how to interact with people. I believe that all children should learn to haggle at an early age! Take them to flea markets, yard sales or even antique stores.

However, exercise the latter with caution. I still find myself touching things I should not in antique stores! Exploring history: Even a vintage porcelain gum saver tells the story of generations! This can be an ideal opportunity to educate children in the art of learning how to learn. Through collecting, he or she will be conducting research, determining the true monetary and intrinsic value of items and understanding the responsibility of preserving them. Although the internet, books and other similar (See ‘Collecting’ on page 58)


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Tennis pro Evonne Goolagong’s last name means...


“kangaroo’s nose” in one of Australia’s aboriginal languages.

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Is it Bigger than a Breadbox? My recent vintage acquisition sation and thereby preventis a metal breadbox, similar ing mold from forming, and 2) to this one: keeping critters such as mice from eating the bread. And in case No breadyou’ve box has n e v e r ever been used one, designed, the purthough, pose of a that can bread box keep out is exactly a hungry what you’d teenager! e x p e c t : it’s for storNow that we have the science ing bread and other baked behind us, let’s explore the goods. And most of us would evolution of the materials and guess that the value of the design. Early breadboxes breadbox is in preventing were made of pottery (crocks) the bread from drying out or wood. By the 1920s, aluand making our bread stale. minum, stamped steel, and However, that’s not exactly early types of plastics were true! Bread becomes stale used to manufacture breadwhen the starch in the flour boxes in the United States. “retrogrades” to a crystalline Many of the boxes featured form, using the moisture in- a pattern of punched holes herent in the bread. Since that served the dual purpose that process is accelerated of decoration and aeration. by cool temperatures, a The holes may have been breadbox provides storage at punched in the back or top of room temperature and helps the metal box, or, if the box the bread stay fresh. Two ad- were wooden, it may have ditional purposes for having a had a metal door that incorbreadbox are: 1) promoting porated the punched-hole air flow through holes in the design. In early boxes, the box, thus reducing conden- punched holes were pushed

tured in commercial bakeries and transported and sold Vintage pre-sliced in plastic packaging. The breadbox was no Finds longer needed. Tradition Marsha prevailed for many, though, the bagged bread was Layman and simply stored, in its bag, in to the outside, creating sharp the breadbox. Today, many points that served to discour- kitchens are without breadage pests. Other decorations included decals or hand-painted floral or fruit motifs. When metal was rationed during the Second World War, plastics became the material of choice for manufacturers, or some returned to boxes, but they can still be wood. purchased. I located a hoityNearly all homes in the 1950’s toity one for sale by Vipp that and 60’s sported a breadbox retails for an amazing $199! on the counter. These were And if you’re craving the vinprized objects to be dis- tage look of a breadbox but played, along with items such don’t want one on your kitchas blenders, coffeepots, can- en counter, check out the isters for kitchen staples, and “bread side tables” crafted by the toaster. But things were artist/furniture maker Steve changing in the bread world: Butler – he combines breadloaves were being manufac- boxes with legs taken off old ottomans from the same era: If you want to get really offtopic, check out this Encyclopedia Britannica website article titled 10 Deadly Animals that Fit in a Breadbox. The

things you can find…. Oh, and that question “Is it bigger than a breadbox?” It’s from the game show What’s My Line, which ran on CBS from 1950 - 1967. In this show, panelists tried to guess the occupation of a contestant by asking questions. The questions could only be those that are answered with a “yes” or a “no.” Panelist Steve Allen used the phrase “Is it bigger than a breadbox” in 1953; it was then used by other panelists to aid them in their guessing. One time, the contestant was a man who made breadboxes! Write to me and tell me about your breadbox memories! Email Marsha at mlayman123@comcast.net.

About the author... Marsha Layman is a Knoxvillian who has lived in Colorado and Michigan, and is interested in just about everything!


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Canterfield (Continued from page 20) rages are provided for those who have cars. They have included a private room in the dining area for entertaining so that residents can still be the host family gatherings.

ORCO (Continued from page 7) from the body of the opera. Instead, Rossini imported it from an earlier opera, Elisabetta, regina d'Inghilterra. Nevertheless, the typical Rossini vigor in this overture prepares the audience for the antics that are about to unfold in the opera. The trio, Ah! Qual colpo inaspettato! [Ah! What an unexpected shock!], involves three of the main characters, Figaro, Rosina and Count Almaviva. It happens when the Count reveals his true identity to Rosina, after he and Figaro have scaled the wall and entered Rosina’s residence. The roles of Figaro, Rosina and Almaviva will be sung by Mattia D’Affuso, Dallas Norton and Marshall Rollings, respectively. Rosina’s aria, Una voce poco fa [A voice a little while ago], will be performed by Dallas Norton.

The female Victorian aristocracy in Britain would change their clothes at least four times a day.

They have even planned out the courtyard to provide plots for resident gardeners. But best of all and unlike most assisted living complexes, Canterfield is pet friendly. No one has to give up the company of their beloved cat or dog to enjoy all the benefits of living at Canterfield. The Saturday, September 28th concert will be held at 2:00 pm in the Sanctuary of the First Baptist Church of Oak Ridge, at the corner of the Oak Ridge Turnpike and LaFayette Drive. Admission is free. But, modest donations at the door to support the orchestra’s routine operating expenses will be appreciated. The Oak Ridge Community Orchestra is a 501(c)3, nonprofit, volunteer organization. Anyone wishing to regularly participate in the orchestra is encouraged to contact the Personnel Manager, Alex Wilson, at orcopersonnelmanager@gmail.com. The orchestra welcomes musicians of all ages with at least 6 years of experience. For more information about the ORCO visit www.OakRidgeCommunityOrchestra.com. Pictured is ORCO Maestro Burkhart portraying The Phantom of the Opera.

Currently, Canterfield is busy giving tours and accepting reservations for apartments. Kathy said there are benefits for reserving now. Not only will you have your pick of apartments, but if you make a deposit, they waive the first

month’s rent, community fee, 17th from 4:30 to 6:30 for and first year’s phone and tours, entertainment, and television services. refreshments. Or give them a call at 865-425-9966 for If you would like to get a good questions or visit them at 200 look at everything they have Bus Terminal Road in Oak to offer, come to Canterfield’s Ridge. Open House on September


A skunk will not bite and throw its scent at the same time.

Facebook (Continued from page15) anonymous or under a pseudonym as a cloak to hide behind! Personal integrity and open communication can never occur this way. Have enough personal courage to put your name to everything you write. 4. Nothing sexual posted! This is wrong and inappropriate. By every ethical standard I am aware of that is good for culture and society, human sexuality must be honored and respected, not exploited. 5. Spouses need to honor one another. This is a huge one! If one spouse feels threatened by the other spouse’s Facebook friends who are also married, then those feelings must be taken into account and honored. Mutual guidelines must be agreed upon for healthy communication with the opposite sex on Facebook. 6. Do not share confidential information. Without another person’s permission, we cannot under normal circumstances share anything confidential (the exception of course is if a person is going

to hurt themselves, someone else, or commit a crime). 7. In all things, speak and share love. Just think of the reputation that Facebook would acquire if all of a sudden everyone using it would honor the first and second commandment: Love God with all of your heart, mind, soul, strength, and your neighbor as yourself! Words of encouragement, support and love can radically change a twisted world that finds its expression too often in posts that are selfish and self-seeking. You may think of other guidelines, but at least I hope this will get us all thinking about personal responsibility before God and our fellow human beings. May Facebook create friends instead of foes!

About the author... Dr. Curtis D. McClane is in his 10th year as the Minister of the Word, Prayer & Outreach for the Highland View Church of Christ in Oak Ridge. He has recently published a book on Christian hospitality, The Habitat of Hospitality: Being Jesus for a World in Need, that can be ordered at www.ketchpublishing.com/ Hospitality.htm

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Education (Continued from page 19) and junior years were spent in the quaint little village of Capitan, N.M. while my father worked at Red Canyon Missile Range.

The cool climate in Capitan and the spectacular mountain scenery caused us to fall in love with N.M. Unfortunately, after two years, my father was transferred to Korea, and my family moved back to San Antonio to await his return. I attended Sam Houston High School in San Antonio from September to November and then moved to Ft. Stewart, GA, with my family and graduated from Bradwell Institute, Hinesville, in May of that year. Would my life have been easier had I stayed in one town and one school system the entire time? Probably, but

Pizza Inn (Continued from page 42) bash. They also have a meeting room to reserve. Pizza Inn also caters or offers carry-out with a convenient pick-up window. On Mondays, they offer a discount buffet with a free drink for seniors and kids under three years of age always eat free. Whatever your dining needs may be, Pizza Inn has you covered.

I would not have learned as much. Einstein said “Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.” I agree with him. Thanks to my many moves and travels, I received a priceless education. Judy Lockhart DiGregorio is a local humorist and speaker and the author of Life Among the Lilliputians, Memories of a Loose Woman, and Jest Judy (CD). This column is reprinted from Life Among the Lilliputians with permission of Celtic Cat Publishing. Email Judy at jdig60@gmail.com. So, this was my first Pizza Inn experience since I was just a kid. Was it as good as I remembered? Absolutely. It really was the same sauce and crust that shaped my pizza palate and in one bite, I was transformed to the good old days. Visit them at 1501 Oak Ridge Turnpike to make it your new favorite pizza. Or call for more information at 865-482-5656. Take a look at their menu at www.pizzainn.com.


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A sneeze can travel as fast as 100 miles per hour...

Pizza Inncredible! When I saw that a Pizza Inn was opening on the Oak Ridge Turnpike, I got excited. The opening of another pizza place may not make most people jump up and down, but Pizza Inn is special. You see, I grew up in Dallas and

or maybe it was the special sauce that was the zest of my youth. All I know is that, at the age of eleven, I moved away from Dallas and said goodbye to best friends, childhood haunts, and my favorite pizza. In Ohio, there were no

Business Review

Melissa Bishop Pizza Inn started in Dallas by two brothers in 1958 and once the word of their great pizza and friendly service spread, so did the franchises. They have been growing ever since and their motto is “Fresh baked since 1958.” The ‘fresh’ they are referring to is their ingredients and handmade crusts. The newest location in Oak Ridge is staying true to tradition.

On August 12th, brothers VJ Murray, Weldie Murmy favorite childhood pizza Pizza Inns and those flavors ray, and Scott Coker opened was Pizza Inn. Maybe it was became mixed with all my the new Pizza Inn. With the the flaky handmade crust, fond childhood memories. whole family helping along-

side several employees, it is a family business staying true to the franchise’s reputation of friendly service. What is drawing customers, both new and return, is not only the excellent service, but the excellent buffet. A full fresh salad bar along with soup accompanies an array of pizzas and pastas to choose from. Marinara, meat, alfredo or cheese sauce are the pasta toppings and the pizza toppings range from cheese to Hawaiian, to taco or cheeseburger pizzas and everything in between. In fact, if you don’t see what you want on the buffet, you can simply request it from the buffet captain on duty.

was a cute and thematic way to present a dessert at a pizza place, but I was not prepared for how exceptional the dessert pizzas would be. On their signature flaky crust, there is a choice of sweet fruits with icing. Everybody’s favorite seems to be the chocolate chip dessert pizza, but even the simple cinnamon sticks were divine. Seconds or thirds on dessert? Why yes, because you will want to and because you can!

This new Pizza Inn is more than just a place to eat lunch or dinner, but it is also a great party place. In the first week of business, Pizza Inn served up their party package for seven groups. With a sepaAfter your soup and salad rate party room and a room course, your entrée of pasta, full of video games, it makes pizza, or mini strombolis, the an ideal location for a birthday buffet ends with a choice of dessert pizzas. I thought this (See ‘Pizza Inn’ on page 41)


It is impossible to sneeze and keep ones eye’s open at the same time.

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Days of the Pioneer Premier Antique Show “Days of the Pioneer,” a premier antique show and sale which debuted last year, was deemed an overwhelming success by antique enthusiasts from all over the country. This year’s repeat event is slated for Friday and Sat-

urday, September 13th and the best antique shows in large gift shop with hand- the artifacts our ancestors 14th at the Museum of Appa- the country. With the 65-acre made items from regional ar- left behind. Memberships are lachia. Museum of Appalachia as a tisans. A small cafe provides available, providing a year of backdrop, attendees can exElaine Meyer, President of perience the Museum which the Museum, said, “This houses thousands of early show is truly a one of a kind American artifacts in their event and is said to be one of natural setting, and then have the opportunity to purchase similar items from scores of outstanding dealers who will be here from across the country.” Jill Peterson, publisher of A Simple Life Magazine and a nationally-known collector and purveyor of primitive antiques, is sponsoring the show with the proceeds benefiting the Museum. “The Museum of Appalachia is the purest museum of its kind. It is everything we antique dealers love,” Peterson added. The show is set for September 13th and 14th and will feature the finest selection of 18th and 19th century American antiques from more than 60 of the nation’s premium dealers. During the show, Civil War and Revolutionary War reenactors will be strolling the grounds; historic demonstrations will be in various locations and mountain music will be heard throughout the Museum’s village. Discounted tickets are available through August 30th. They may be purchased at the Museum or online at www.museumofappalachia. org. Tickets will also be available at the gate both days of the show. Admission to the Antique Show includes the entire Museum complex which encompasses 30 plus log cabins, exhibit halls, farm animals and heirloom gardens surrounded by split rail fences and rolling open fields. The Museum also offers a

“home-cooked” meals, featuring fresh-from-our-garden vegetables, and delicious home-made desserts prepared daily. During this event, the Museum will offer a special southern buffet prepared by the ladies of the Museum Café and served in the spacious Heritage Hall. In addition to the buffet, local food vendors will offer country ham & biscuits, southern barb-que, chuck wagon cooking, homemade ice cream and Dutch oven cobbler. The Museum of Appalachia is a non-profit organization whose mission is to preserve Appalachian history through

visits, admission to special museum events (including the Days of the Pioneer Antique Show) as well as membership in the Smithsonian Institution.

The Museum is situated 16 miles north of Knoxville, one mile east of I-75 at Exit 122. For more information call (865) 494-7680 or visit the website at www.museumofappalachia.org.


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go unpunished 73 percent of the time.

Arts (Continued from page 11) ry,” and a medley of Tennessee tunes with “Chattanooga Choo Choo,” ‘The Tennessee Waltz,” and “Rocky Top.” For more information about future performances visit the band’s web site at www.orcb.org or call 865-482-3568. During its free concert on Saturday, September 28th at 2:00 pm, the Oak Ridge Community Orchestra will be performing favorite excerpts from two famous operas and one Broadway musical. No doubt, you will enjoy the memorable overtures from The Magic Flute and The Barber of Seville. To continue the opera theme with a more current composition, the orchestra will serenade you with the captivating melodies from The Phantom of the Opera. As a special treat, the primary cast from the University of Tennessee will present a trio and an aria from their upcoming opera, The Barber of Seville. You will not want to miss this impressive performance. The Saturday, September 28th concert will be held at 2:00 pm in the Sanctuary of the First Baptist Church of Oak Ridge, at the corner of the Oak Ridge Turnpike and LaFayette Drive. Admission is free but modest donations at the door to support the orchestra’s routine operating expenses will be appreciated. The Oak Ridge Playhouse presents PRIVATE LIVES in September. This Mainstage Comedy will run September 13-22. When Elyot and Amanda, a formerly married

couple, meet by chance while honeymooning with new spouses at the same hotel. Old sparks reignite and the two impulsively elope. But, after only a few days of being reunited, their alternating passions of love and anger remind them of why they divorced in the first place. Matters only escalate when their aggrieved recent spouses arrive and new partnerships are formed. This play is a can’t miss production by our jewel of a local theater. The Playhouse would also like to congratulate the following ORPH 2013 GEORGIE AWARD WINNERS: Leo La Camera, Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role (THE FOREIGNER); Alexis Tidwell, Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role (THE WIZ); Jeff Bell, Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role (DAMN YANKEES);Samantha Ward, Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role (DAMN YANKEES); Evelyn Jack, Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role (THE WIZ); William Kilgore, Outstanding Performance by and Actor in a Leading Role (THE FOREIGNER). For more information, visit www.orplayhouse. com. or call 482-4999. The Tennessee Mountain Writers present “When The Byline Loses Its Thrill: Making Money with the Words You Write,” led by Jennie Ivey, on Saturday, November 9, 2013 from 9:30A.M. – 4:00 P.M. at the United Way of An-

derson County Office, 161 Robertsville Rd, Oak Ridge, TN. Remember how exciting that first byline was? Seeing your name in print is fun but doubly satisfying is getting paid for something you’ve written. Whether you’re an experienced writer or just getting started, this workshop will help you to: 1. Focus on subjects you want to write about 2. Find markets that pay 3. Tailor your writing to fit those markets 4. Quit giving your writing away 5. Expand your reach 6. Get paid to talk about the things you’ve written

to families - ORCBA is participating in the Arts & Culture Alliance’s Penny 4 the Arts Program and is extending this program to students in Oak Ridge and the surrounding counties. This program allows any student from public, private, or home-schools program to attend arts performances for no more than a penny if accompanied by an adult purchasing a full-price ticket. (Up to 3 students per adult.) Families should bring a copy of this article to purchase tickets at the door. Please contact Wendie Aurin, ORCBA President at waurin@orcba.org, with questions.

As you can see in addition to being “Football Time in Tennessee” its “Arts Time in East Tennessee” so take advantage of these enriching events this Fall. For furMusic Arts School contin- ther information about any of ues to offer opportunities for these exciting events, conthose individuals interested in tact the Arts Council Office at learning to play an instrument or for any current musician wanting to learn a few new skills. Visit their website at www.musicartsschool.org. For more information on becoming a member of the Tennessee Mountain Writers please go to: www.tmwi.org.

The Oak Ridge Civic Ballet Association’s 50th Anniversary Gala Season presents Tschaikovsky’s The Nutcracker, featuring the UT Chamber Orchestra, November 23rd and 24th at the Oak Ridge High School Performing Arts Center. The Gala begins at 5:00 on Saturday, and is included with admission to Saturday’s 7:00 show. Sunday’s matinee performance will be at 2:30. Tickets are $25 adults, $20 seniors, and $10 students. Of special note

482-4432 or visit the ACOR website at www.artscouncilofoakridge.org. If you have a smartphone or tablet download our free app to keep updated. Search Oak Ridge Arts Council to find the new app.

About the author... Jim Dodson is the Executive Director of the Arts Council of Oak Ridge and can be reached at 482-4432 or via his email: jdodsonart@aol. com.


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Kodak (Continued from page 16) sunflowers and a quilt barn at SIWR and was very happy when we turned into the parking area at 2809 Kelly Lane and saw before us the same field of flowers and barn. The weather the day we went was idea, one of those cool days we had this unusual August and unusual this year in that it wasn’t raining! There were only two other cars in the parking area so our walks

would have been very peaceful, but as I mentioned, it happened to be mowing day. Also, I would have liked to go to the end of the 1.2 mile paved roadway to see the farmhouse and other barns which are located further on, but my spouse hasn’t been feeling well and wanted to turn around. And so we returned to the parking area where he agreed to climb up the hill trail on the right, and we were able to get away from the noisy mowers. At the top of the approximately 150 yard climb, we saw some lovely views of the Smoky Mountains, even a faraway look at Mt. LeConte. I took photos of some still blooming wildflowers and the unusual Osage oranges (horse apples) on our way up. This hidden gem has something not only for hikers, birders, and photographers, but for everyone who enjoys nature and the outdoors. In addition, to the trails we went

In the U.S., 64 percent of men do not make plans in advance... on, there are over eight miles of scenic mowed trails that snake around the refuge, winding up the ridges and down to the waterfront. For paddlers and anglers, there is to the left just before the parking area, an access road that takes you to the canoe/kayak launch. Fishermen might like to know that the French Broad River holds over 50 species of fish – more varieties than found on the entire European continent. For those who are into biking, the one way paved road that leads to the river would be a good place for families to bike or road bikers could start there and then tour the back roads in the area. There is even a primitive camp site located adjacent to the French Broad River and the trailhead to the refuge that includes five tent platforms, three picnic tables, and a fire pit. Reservations for a camping permit must be made in advance by calling 865-318-3591.

When you leave Seven Islands and get back to the little white Bethel United Methodist Church on the corner of Kelly Lane and Kodak Road, turn right and you will arrive at Hwy. 66 in just a few minutes, but if the person driving the car insists on turning left to try to get back to the interstate, you will be enjoying country back roads for several minutes. Once at Hwy. 66, you can head home on the interstate or patronize one of the thriving Kodak businesses located around the exit area, even watch the Knoxville Smokies play ball if it’s game night. Eagle Springs Winery is on Dumplin Valley Road which is the first right after exiting right if you come by interstate. We enjoyed our tasting there, especially since we had to show our identifications. They offer honey wines along with a limited selection of dry and semi-sweet wines. Our favorite was the Blushing

Eagle, a semi-sweet blend of red and white Muscadine. We brought home two bottles of it with our Living Social deal along with two free wine glasses and a corkscrew. Although, we had a deal, they offer free tastings daily. There are some good places to eat in the area, including our old faithful, Cracker Barrel. A Chop House is located in the Shops at Brookside Center, along with Beef Jerky Outlet and Chocolate Monkey. Nearby is Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World which seemed to be an appropriate ending to our outdoor getaway. For a place that started as a name for a post office, Kodak turns out to be a place with something for everyone, from baseball fans to shoppers, wine connoisseurs, or outdoorsmen, but the prize with a Kodak address is Seven Islands Wildlife Refuge.


for a romantic Valentine’s Day with their sweethearts.

Community Calendar The Community Calendar listings are free for musical events, theaters, art galleries, museums, community groups, public events, and non-profit groups. For-profit businesses offering a free service or service groups that charge a nominal fee will be considered on a case by case basis.

calls. Deadline to submit entries for consideration is the 20th day of each month.

AMSE Friday, Sept. 13 AMSE Homeschool Program “Plants, Pollinators, Seeds for Grades K-2 from one hour from 10:30 am - 11:30 am and for Grades 3 - 6 for two hours from 12:30 - 2:30 pm. Cost for Grades K-2 program is $7.00 non-member and $5.00 AMSE member, while cost for Grades 3 - 6 is $12 for non-member and $9 AMSE member. Both classes will be held at Freels Bend Cabin in Oak Ridge. Students will conduct an investigation of the plants in the area with an emphasis on how they are pollinated and how seeds are dispersed. Seeds will be collected, analyzed and classified.

To submit your Community Calendar event please email us at: chris@acvisionsmag.com. In your email subject line include the words” “Community Calendar Listing.” Please be sure to include the organization name, event discription, time, dates, place, cost, contact name and phonenumber with any submitted listing. Please note that we are unable to receive calendar listings by US Mail, Fax or phone Sept. 14 - Jan. 12, 2014

Visions Magazine, September 2013, Page 47 The Science Maze where visitors get lost in science facts. Discover interesting tidbits of science fields from astronomy to zoology as you find you way through The Science Maze. AMSE Second Level. Thru September 15 Nikon Small World a traveling exhibition featuring 20 award winning photomicrographs of various science subjects on the nanoscale. See the unseen. AMSE Second Level Friday, Sept. 20 Registration Deadline for AMSE Homeschool Program “Habitat Hunters” schedule for Sept. 27 for Grades K-2 and Grades 3-6. Registration information and forms are available online at www.amse.org or pickup flyer at AMSE. Friday, Sept. 27 AMSE Homeschool Program “Habitat Hunters” for Grades K-2 for one hour from 10:30 11:30 am and for Grades 3-6 for two hours from 12:30 - 2:30 pm. Cost for Grades K-2 is $7.00 non-member and $5.00 AMSE member, while cost for Grades 3 - 6 is $12.00 for non-member and $9.00 AMSE member. Both classes will be held at Freels Bend Cabin in Oak Ridge. Students will learn how to look for small animals, their signs, and their homes. Different habitats (fields, rock piles, trees, the ground, buildings, etc.) will be explored. Saturday, Sept. 28 Smithsonian magazine’s Museum Day Live! Go to www.

smithsonian.com/museumdaylive to print an Admission Ticket to AMSE for free admission for two people at the listed venue. One ticket per household with valid e-mail address. Only an official Museum Day Live! ticket holder and one guest is eligible for free entry. The Smithsonian magazine’s Museum Day Live! ticket is only good for one day Sept. 28. Thru January 5, 2014 Oak Ridge In Art featuring eight framed prints and paintings by residents or former residents of Oak Ridge, including work by Nick Fielder, Helen Guymon, Fred Heddleson, Pat McWilliams Hoskins, Nancy Smith, Irvin Grossman, and Helen Bayless. AMSE Lobby Please note: The American Museum of Science and Energy, located at 300 South Tulane Avenue in Oak Ridge, is open Monday - Saturday from 9 am - 5 pm and Sunday from 1 - 5 pm. Admission is Adults $5.00, Seniors (65+) $4.00, Students (6 17) $3.00 and Children ( 5 and under) no charge. Group rates

are available with advance reservations. AMSE memberships are Family $40, Grandparents $35, Individuals $25 and Family & Friends $75. AMSE members receive unlimited AMSE visits and free admission to 250 museums that participated in the ASTC Passport Program. AMSE members receive discounts on Discovery Shop merchandise, discounts on camps, classes, workshops and birthday parties. For more information on AMSE memberships, exhibits, programs and events, go to www.amse.org To schedule a museum group visit, call AMSE at (865) 576-3200.

Children’s Museum Fridays, Sept 20, 27 & October 4, 11 Basic Drawing, 3:30-5:30 p.m. for ages 8-13. Use the elements of art and principles of design to develop basic drawing skills, with instruc-

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Page 48, Visions Magazine, September 2013 (Continued from Page 47) tor Katharine Bruns. Draw a still life and self-portrait while practicing different shading techniques. Learn to use perspective to give your drawing depth. Begin to develop your own personal style. Fee is $50 for members, $55 for nonmembers. Deadline to sign up: Sept. 16.

age. Dinner, snack, breakfast and an “I survived the night at the Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge patch” are included in this adventure. Fee is $45 for scouts and $15 for leaders. No refunds after October 4, 2013. Deadline to sign up: Oct, 4. The Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge, 461 W. Outer Dr., is offering fall pottery classes with professional clay artist Sherrie Carris. She has a BFA from the University of Texas, an MFA from the University of Iowa and a teaching certification from the University of Tennessee. To register, stop by or call the museum at 4821074 or see www.childrensmuseumofoakridge.org.

When in China, avoid giving the gift of a clock. To the older Chinese generation,... stronger root system, will give them a head start in the spring and a much better survival rate. Beaver Creek Nursery, East Fork Nursery, Riverdale Nursery, Sunlight Gardens, as well as the UT Arboretum Society, members and friends will be offering quality plants. Dr. Will Witte, the Society’s “Answer Man” will be there to answer all of your plant questions. Dano’s Hot Dogs will also be selling hot dogs and other refreshments. Proceeds from this and other Society plant sales and other events go to support and secure the future of the UT Arboretum. Credit cards are now accepted for all transactions. To learn more about the Arboretum Society, go to www. utarboretumsociety.org. For more information on the Plant Sale call 865-483-3571.

Fridays, Sept 20, 27 & October 4, 11 Basic Drawing for Homeschoolers, 1-3 p.m., for ages 8-13. Use the elements of art and principles of design to develop basic drawing skills, with instructor Katharine Bruns. Draw a still life and selfportrait while practicing different shading techniques. Learn to use perspective to give your drawing depth. Begin to develop your own personal The University of Tennessee style. Fee is $50 for members, Arboretum Society is a 48 year $55 for non-members. Deadline to sign up: Sept. 16. Class Saturday, October 12 limit, 15. The UT Arboretum Society’s Fall Plant Sale will be held on Friday, October 18 Saturday, October 12th from Girl Scout Night at the Mu- 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the U.T. seum, 5:30 p.m.-8 a.m., for Arboretum, 901 S. Illinois Ave. in Brownies, Juniors & Cadettes. Oak Ridge. Fall is the ideal time Come to the museum for this to add plants to the landscape. night full of adventures! Grab Milder temperatures, more dea flashlight and sleeping bag. pendable rainfall and the fact that Make crafts & art, bake mon- plants are not putting energy into key bread, make music, play their top growth, but devoting all games and do the walk of cour- their resources to developing a

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old, non-profit organization www.utarboretumsociety.org. dedicated to furthering the ob- For more information on the jectives and programs of the plant sale, call 865-482-6656. University of Tennessee’s 250acre Arboretum in Oak Ridge. Proceeds from fund-raising events go toward the operating expenses and endowment fund for the UT Arboretum. To learn more about the ArboreAppalachian Arts tum Society, and the UT Arbo(Continued on Page 49) retum Endowment Fund, go to

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a clock is a symbol of bad luck. (Continued from Page 48) The Appalachian Arts Craft Center is a nonprofit center promoting traditional artists and crafts. The shop and class facility are located at 2716 Andersonville Highway 61 in Norris, Tenn., one mile east of I-75 north at Exit 122. You must pre-register and pay for all classes in advance. Call the center at 865-494-9854 to register. www.appalachianarts.net. Thursday, Sept 5, & Monday, Sept 16 Delightful Mini Dishes, with Katie Cottrell, Thursday, September 5, and Monday, September 16, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Par-

ticipants will make six decorative dishes on the first night and will come back to glaze them 2 weeks later. This is a really simple fun method of creating a small dish which can be used for a variety of things such as dipping bread, candle holders, and ring holders. They would make lovely small gifts for anyone on your Christmas list! Katie Cottrell has been a potter off and on for 40 years specializing in wheel thrown functional pots. Cost after August 25 is $40 for Craft Center Members, $50 for nonmembers. No materials fee. No experience Necessary. Beginner.

Choice of Saturday, September 7, 2013, 10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. or Monday, September 9, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Learn basic smocking stitches. Smocking is a traditional way of decorating clothing by gathering material at the same time. This class will introduce you to English smocking - in which creative designs using embroidery thread are placed on pre-pleated material. In this class, you will complete a sampler of varied smocking stitches. Pleated fabric, thread, needles, and printed instructions will be provided to supplement the class. Cost is $40 for Craft Center members, $50 for nonmembers. Beginner

Saturday, September 21 Knudge Your Knitting, with Jane Flanagan , Saturday, September 21, 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. If you can cast on, bind off, knit and purl, it may be time to work on techniques. Jane will help you with shaping and finishing ideas that will bring your knitting to the next level. Bring an unfinished or unsatisfactory project with you, and Jane will look at ways to help you tweak it. Registration deadline: September 16. Earlybird Cost: Register and pay by September 11 and the cost is $35 for Craft Center Members, $45 for nonmembers. After September 11: $45/$55. Saturday, September 7 Materials to bring to class: ProjBeginning English Smockect that needs help and a sample ing, with Janet Donaldson, Saturday, Sept 7, 14, 21, swatch (skein of yarn and ap& Saturday, October 5, 12, 19 propriate size needles you have Beginner/Advanced Begin- used to make a swatch about 4 ner Wheel, with Katie Cottrell, inches square). Keep the swatch Saturday, September 7, 14, 21, on the needles as a practice and Saturday, October 5, 12, 19, swatch. Advanced beginner and 9:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m. Students up. will learn clay preparation, centering, and basic forms on the Saturday, October 12 wheel. Trimming and glazing Beginner Drop Spindle, with will also be a part of this class. Kathleen Marquardt, Saturday, Katie Cottrell has been a potter October 12, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. off and on for 40 years special- Learn how to spin yarn on a drop izing in wheel thrown functional pots. Cost is $125 for Craft Center Members, $135 for nonmembers. Studio fee (includes glazing and firing): First bag $30, $40 a bag thereafter. Beginner or Advanced Beginner.

spindle. Kids can register along with an adult and enjoy learning together. Materials fee: $16 to be paid to instructor the day of class includes one drop spindle and 2 oz. of fiber or you may bring you own spindle and fiber ( at least 3� inches or longer). Registration deadline: October 5. Earlybird Cost: Register and pay by September 29 and the cost is $20 for Craft Center Members, $30 for nonmembers. After September 29: $30/$40. All ages beginner. Market Basket, with Sheri Burns, Sunday, October 13, 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.. Make a market basket with a filled bottom in this class. Choose from a variety of ways to decorate the basket handle. Bring to class: mop bucket, towel, and scissors. Registration deadline: October 7. Earlybird Cost: Register and pay before October 3: $60 for craft center members, $70 for nonmembers. After October 3: $70/$80. Materials fee: $15 to be paid to instructor the day of class. Beginner. Fri., Sat., & Sun, October 18, 19, 20

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Page 50, Visions Magazine, August 2013 (Continued from Page 49) Pinhole Photography Workshop, with Donna Moore, Friday, October 18, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., Saturday, October 19, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and Sunday, October 20, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. is part of the 20132014 Featured Tennessee Artist Series funded in part by the Tennessee Arts Commission. Pinhole photographs are made in a camera without a lens. A tiny pinhole allows light to enter and form an image on the light sensitive paper inside. In this class, you will learn to construct pinhole cameras from simple containers, take photographs, and process the negatives in a traditional wet darkroom. This primitive process, dating from the 15th century is the beginning of modern day photography. A simple camera, longer exposure times and the element of chance are part this magical process. Registration deadline: October 11. Earlybird Cost: Register and pay by October 8 and the cost is $110 for Craft Center members, $120 for nonmembers. After October 8, Cost: $120/$130. Donna Moore is a photographer from Blaine, Tennessee. She works mostly with pinhole cameras and historic printing processes. She has taught at area schools and art centers for over 20 years. Her

work has been exhibited across the United States and in India. She is currently co-director of A1LabArts, a cooperative art space, in Knoxville, Tennessee. She is represented by Plum Gallery, also in Knoxville, Tennessee.

a craft you want to learn? The Craft Center has access to numerous talented craft teachers in a variety of subjects. Gather up 5 or more of your friends and let’s plan your own class. Price to be determined. Erin’s Meadow Herb Garden

Saturday, October 26 Stained Glass Beveled Glass Box, with Teresa Arrington, Saturday, October 26, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.. Have fun learning to copper foil and solder glass together while making a stained glass beveled glass box. All materials included (wear old clothes) and no glass experience necessary. Registration deadline: October 20. Earlybird: Register and pay before October 16: $85 for craft center members, $95 for nonmembers. After October 16: $95/$105. Beginner. ONGOING CLASSES: Weaving with Carol Pritcher Tuesdays, 10 am to 2 pm (six classes) $125 members ($135 non-members) plus a small materials fee. Beginning-Intermediate. Hand Sewing Day with the Quilting Department, Wednesdays, 10 am to 2 pm No need to call ahead; just bring your lunch. No Cost. Make Your Own Class, Got

Saturday, Sept. 14 Herbal Treatments for Healthy Hair Demo/Class $30, 1:00 Commercial hair products can be among the most damaging body care preparations on the market, and we tend to overdo it! The result can be hair stripped of its natural health and glow. Natural cleansing and conditioning hair products that focus on the use of herbs and essential oils are easy to formulate. You

will be pleasantly surprised how salves are an excellent way to great your hair will look, smell, capture the properties of healand feel! ing plants. Step-by step directions will demonstrate how truly Saturday, Sept. 21 simple these herbal preparations A Beginners Guide to Healing are to make. Numerous basic Herbal Oils and Salves Demo/ and optional ingredients will be Class $30, 1:00. Herbal oils and (Continued on Page 51)


“attractive.” In Croatia and Bosnia, it means “success.” (Continued from Page 50) discussed, plus handy tips for success! Saturday, Sept. 28 5 Herbal Allies for Fall PlantingDemo/Class $30, 1:00. Learn to grow and use 5 favored perennial medicinal herbs, perfect for fall planting. These timehonored green allies are great to know, along with their herbal actions and popular preparations. Come discover for yourself, comfrey, yarrow, peppermint, valerian, and catnip Saturday, October 19

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Herbs and Honey Day! 10:303:00, Learn the gentle art of beekeeping from area beekeeping experts! Local Honey will be for sale! Learn to use honey for health! Medicinal herbs for fall planting (and info) will be available, plus edibles & colorful plants for your fall garden!

132 England Dr, Clinton (Mar- a “right” attitude. For more inlow Community) Phone is 435- form ation contact Barbara Gunn 1452, www.erinsmeadowherb- at 483-9220. farm.com Square Dancing Thursday Thru October 17 Clinch River Yarn Co. The Clinch River Yarn Com- Denim & Diamonds Square pany holds classes many days Dance Club has class every each month. Please go online Thursday from 7:00-9:00 pm. to www. clinchriveryarns.com We dance every 2nd Friday of Saturday, November 9 for a complete listing of times the month from 8:00-10:30 pm. Herbal Holiday Open House and dates for the classes above. Our new beginner class start 10:00-3:00 Clinich River Yarn company is lo- Sept 5th and goes until Oct 17th cated at 725 N. Charles G. Seiv- accepting new students . The Saturday, December 7 ers Boulevard in Clinton. Phone: first class is free and there after Christmas Teatime at Erin’s 269-4528. is $4.00 per lesson. Class and Meadow Herb Farm, 10:00-3:00 dances are held in the Clinton High School Cafeteria 425 DragToastmasters Erin’s Meadow is located at Oak Ridge Toastmasters Club on Dr Clinton TN 37716. We will #1858 - Toastmasters welcomes be dancing in the Clinton Antique you to visit and become a mem- Festival on Oct 12th. For more ber. We meet the second and information please call 865-264fourth Mondays of each month 4355 our web site is: denimdiaat 6:00 P.M. at the Roane State mondssquaredanceclub.com Community College campus in Oak Ridge, Tennessee in A-108. Call 865-483-7178 for specific information or check Internet at http://oakridge.toastmaster- Saturday, September 14 Pancake Breakfast for Girls sclubs.org Inc. Sept. 14 at Applebees from 8:00 a.m. to 10:30. This annual Writer’s Group event honors the memory of Writer’s Group A supportive group of writers Curtis Todd, the Applebees manmeets at 11:00 A.M. each third ager who was the first to sugThursday of the month at the gest this wonderful fundraiser Oak Ridge Senior Center, 728 in Oak Ridge. Tickets are $5.00 Emory Valley Road to share writ- for adults, $3:00 for children up ing “helps” and encourage pub- to 12 years of age and under 3 lishing. Bring your ideas, writing years are free. Tickets may be samples, works in progress, and obtained from any board mem-

Events

ber or by calling Girls Inc. at 4824475 Saturday, September 14 Oak Ridge Art Center Seeking Entries for “Open Show 2013” The Oak Ridge Art Center announced the entry dates for their annual juried, mixed media exhibition, Open Show 2013, which will be exhibited from September 14 through November 2, 2013. Entries will be accepted at the Art Center galleries located at 201 Badger Avenue in Oak Ridge, Tennessee on August 14, 15, and 16 from 9 AM through 5 PM, and on August 17 from 1 - 4 PM. Saturday, September 14 5 County Alzheimer’s Tennessee Walk at the Oak Ridge Civic Center. Registration opens at 9 am, opening ceremonies including races, contests, and door prizes at 10 am, and ribbon cutting and race start at 11 a.m. Rain or Shine. Sign up at ahead at www.alzheimers.org or show up and register, For questions, call 865-544-6288. Sunday, September 22 Oak Ridge Symphony’s FREE Family Concert, ALL ABOARD 3 PM, Oak Ridge High School Performing Arts Center Climb aboard the musical train and

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Page 52, Visions Magazine, September 2013 (Continued from Page 51) join the Oak Ridge Symphony as they perform music from Thomas the Tank Engine, Polar Express, Chattanooga ChooChoo and much more. You may dress in your favorite train attire or decorate a bandana, just be ready for a whistlen’ good time. Saturday, September 28 The Oak Ridge Civic Music

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Question and Answer (Q&A) rally. The most important thing to note is that a rally is not a race and it is not a scavenger hunt in which teams have a set amount of time to collect various items. This year’s Rally will begin at St. Mary’s Church Parking lot on Saturday, September 28. First car out will be at approximately 2:00 pm & will last approximately 3 hrs. Check-in for pre-registered participants starts at 1:30 pm. There will be a cookout of Saturday, September 28 2nd Annual St. Mary’s Fall hamburgers and hotdogs at the Festival Road Rally!! A road final marker to celebrate the end rally is a fun event, in which of The Rally and to announce teams of ordinary people (well, the winners. Cash prizes and/or most of them, anyway) in ordi- equivalent will be awarded to the nary cars follow a set of driving teams that win, place, and show instructions to get from the start- in The Rally. The required donaing point of the rally to the rally tion is $20/participant. Each rally finish. There are many types of team will consist, at a minimum, rallies. The St. Mary’s Fall Fes- of one driver and one navigatival Road Rally (The Rally) will tor. Each car entered can have be the combination of a Time, up to 4 participants. How do Speed, Distance (TSD) and a we sign up? ‒ Teams may PreRegister by completing a Rally Registration Form available at the Fall Festival sign-up table in the Church Narthex or by calling Peter Souza at (865) 8033352. Completed forms can be dropped into the Rally Registration Box in the Narthex. Donations should be taken to the Parish Office. Association’s Annual Mad Hatter Garden Party is scheduled for Saturday, September 28, at the Willow Ridge Garden Center. Tickets are available for $ 60.00 a person and may be reserved by calling the Oak Ridge Civic Music Association at 4835569 or by stopping by the ORCMA office on Badger Road or the Willow Ridge Garden Center. (see full story in this issue)

Saturday, September 28 7th Annual Louie Bluie Festival at Cove Lake State Park from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Free event with 3 stages of music, a theatre performance, kid’s fun zone, craft village, jusged art and quilt show, and food court. Concert is in celebration of the late Howard (Louie) Armstrong and is a day of Old-time music, Blues, Gospel, Mountain Jazz, and Bluegrass music. For more information, please visit www. louibluie.org. Thursday Thru October 17 Denim & Diamonds Square Dance Club has class every Thursday from 7:00-9:00 pm. We dance every 2nd Friday of the month from 8:00-10:30 pm.

Our new beginner class start Sept 5th and goes until Oct 17th accepting new students . The first class is free and there after is $4.00 per lesson. Class and dances are held in the Clinton High School Cafeteria 425 Dragon Dr Clinton TN 37716. We will be dancing in the Clinton Antique Festival on Oct 12th. For more information please call 865-2644355 our web site is: denimdiamondssquaredanceclub.com Wednesday, November 6 Tennessee Business Summit: Granting the wishes of children from Make-A-Wish® East Tennessee, TVA, JTV, LeveragePlus Organization and the National Center for the Middle

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Visions Magazine, September 2013, Page 53 (Continued from Page 52) Market along with other businesses from across the region are supporting the Tennessee Business Summit & Make-AWish East Tennessee. This is an executive-level educational and economic development event for middle market leaders and a major fundraiser to grant wishes for children with life-threatening illnesses. The one-day event will take place November 6, 2013. Details may be viewed at the event website: TennesseeBusinessSummit.com. Use PROMO CODE MAW067 and 3% of your purchase will go to Make-A-Wish East Tennessee. “This one-day event allows us to provide a tremendous professional and personal value for up to 1,300 of the region’s top business leaders and their organizations, while offering them the opportunity to participate in one of the state’s largest single charitable giving events for deserving children just in time for the Christmas season,” said Jeff Dahlberg, Chief Operating Officer for LeveragePlus Organization. “We are very excited about this wonderful opportunity, we will grant approximately 85 wishes for children in East Tennessee with life-threatening medical conditions this year and we simply couldn’t do it without the help of generous donors like this,” said Stephanie Wilkins, Director of Development, Make-AWish East Tennessee. Open House, Each Sunday, 10:45 a.m. First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) 100 Gum

Hollow Road, Oak Ridge, www. fessional Instructor. For further pattimcfccor.org. For more info please information contact: call Rev. Sherman at 482-1481. guire@comcast.net

Health Friday, September 27 Yoga & Stilling of the Mind Workshop, 6-9pm, no experience necessary, $50, 665 Emory Valley Road, Oak Ridge. Please register in advance to hold your spot. Call Serene at (865) 789-9731. Sunday, September 29 Free Newcomer’s Yoga Class at Serene Yoga & Healing, 665 Emory Valley Road, Oak Ridge, One session 5:00 - 6:15pm. Please register in advance to hold your spot. Call Serene at (865) 789-9731. Come discover the life changing benefits of yoga. Exercise Classes Ballroom Dance This Ballroom Dance class is taught free of charge to those who attend each Tuesday evening from 6:00 - 8:00 P. M. at the First United Methodist Church at 1350 Oak Ridge Turnpike. Pro-

Mommy & Co. Exercise Mondays, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Have an adventure in exercise with your new baby or toddler! The Mommy & Co. exercise classes are held at the Kern United Methodist Church’s Family Life Center, 451 E. Tennessee Ave., in Oak Ridge, and the cost is $2 per class. There is no charge for your first class. Mommy Walk/Baby Roll Tuesdays at 9 a.m. Put on a pair of good walking shoes and bring your child to First Baptist Church of Clinton’s Family Life Center, 225 N. Main St., Clinton. You’ll join other moms and their young children for walking, making friends and having fun. Call (865) 835-2268 for details. BodyWorks Classes Covenant Health BodyWORKS offers safe, effective, and FUNworkouts for adults of all ages/ fitness levels. Participate in any class, any time or location - no-

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Page 54, Visions Magazine, September 2013 (Continued from Page 53) sign-up fees or contracts. Anderson County BodyWORKS classes: Kern United Methodist Church, 451 E. Tennessee Ave., Oak Ridge, Mon., 5:30 p.m. Yoga, Tues./Thurs., 10:00 a.m. SitBFit, Wed., 8:45 a.m., Fri., 11 a.m. - Yoga CardioMix Get a great workout! You will burn calories, increase your stamina, and tone those muscles while taking it easy on the joints. We use a variety of styles to keep CardioMix interesting. We push you moderately hard,

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Yoga Participants will learn various exercises and techniques for reducing stress and increasing balance, muscular tone and stamina. Bring an exercise mat, firm pillow, and a small blanket or beach towel. This class is offered several times a week at two Anderson County locations: Clinton: Mondays at 5:30 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays at 10 a.m., and Fridays at 11:45 Thursday Evenings Yoga Classes, FREE, First a.m. at First Baptist Church of Christian Church, 100 Gum Hol- Clinton, Family Life Center. Oak low Road, Oak Ridge. 7 – 8:30 Ridge: Wednesdays at 8:45 a.m. pm Contact church office 482- at Kern United Methodist Church 1481 for more information. Family Life Center Senior Bodyworks Senior Bodyworks classes are designed for people age 50 and older, but we also welcome younger people who need a lighter workout. We recognize that seniors fall under different fitness levels, so we have a variety of classes to meet different people’s needs. This class is offered at two Anderson County locations. Clinton: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Clinton, Family Life Center. Oak but we don’t jump or run! Bring a mat because we go to the floor for great core work. This class is offered at two Anderson County locations: Clinton: Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:15 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Clinton Family Life Center. Oak Ridge: Tuesdays and Fridays at 9 a.m. at Kern United Methodist Church Family Life Center.

Ridge: Mondays and Thursdays nessee Ave., Oak Ridge. The from 9:00-10:00 a.m. at Kern fee is $2 per class for anyone United Methodist. 50 and over and $3 per class for younger participants. Sit ‘B Fit Sit ‘B Fit is designed for people Childbirth and with medical and physical con- Parenting Classes ditions that severely limit activ- Great Expectations Childbirth ity. It primarily focuses on easy Class Series This three-class muscular resistance and flex- childbirth series takes expectibility. Because the majority of ant mothers and their families exercises are performed while through topics related to childparticipants sit in chairs, Sit ‘B birth, delivery and newborn care. Fit is great for people who can- You will learn about the signs of not stand for extended periods of impending labor, managing actime. Classes meet on Tuesdays tive labor, pain management, and Thursdays from 10:15 - 11 delivery, c-sections and posta.m. in the Kern United Church’s delivery care. All classes in this Family Life Center, 451 E. Ten(Continued on Page 55)


They prevented him from surveying the battlefield on horseback. (Continued from Page 54) series meet in the Cheyenne Conference Room in Cheyenne Ambulatory Center, 944 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge. The course fee is $30 per family, and financial assistance with the cost is available. Call 835-4662 for a schedule of class dates and times. Quick-Start

Breastfeeding

Class, Tuesdays from Noon-1 p.m. Has the idea of breastfeeding crossed your mind – even once? Then, this breastfeeding basics class may help you make the decision that’s right for you and your baby. You will find that even a little information can help you succeed with breastfeeding. Bring you lunch and join us in Methodist’s Family Birthing Center, which is located on the hospital’s second floor.

Registration is required, and the the baby immunized, and how cost is $5. Call (865) 835- to prevent injuries. Participants also learn how to hold a baby, 2268 for more information. take a temperature, develop a home safety guide, and maintain Breastfeeding Evening Class If you’re thinking about breast- and use a first aid kit. Local pefeeding but cannot attend a class diatricians and nurses at Methduring the day, Methodist Medical odist are instructors. This 1-time Center encourages you to regis- class meets in January, March, ter now for this two-hour evening May, July, September and Noclass. We meet at the hospital, vember. There is no charge. Call located at 990 Oak Ridge Turn- 835-4662 for info about class pike. You will learn more about schedules. the benefits of breastfeeding for yourself and your baby, as well Big Brothers & Big Sisters as effective techniques. Hand- The Big Brothers and Big Sisters outs are provided and other sug- class is for 3- to 12-year-old boys gested materials are reviewed. and girls in expectant families. The fee is $10, and financial help The children have hands-on fun with the cost is available. Call while learning about and prepar(865) 835-4662 for a schedule of ing for the upcoming birth of a baby in their family. The class is class dates and times. a 1-time event for each family, and the limit is 12 children and Infant CPR Learn life-saving CPR tech- their parents. It meets in Februniques developed specifically for ary, April, June, August, October, babies by the American Hospital and December. The fee is $10, Association. This 2-hour class and help with the cost is availmeets once a month in the eve- able. Instructors are members of ning and is open to new parents, the Family Birthing Center staff. grandparents, and other care- Call 835-4662 for info about givers of newborns. Handouts class schedules. are provided at no charge. The class fee is $10 per family group, and financial help with the cost is available. Instructors are Cheryl Stallings, RN, and members of the Family Birthing Center staff. Call 835-4662 for info about the current month’s class. Drool Time for Parents (basic baby care) Parents learn all about baby care with an emphasis on health and safety. Topics include basic care for minor illnesses, when to call the doctor, when to have

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Visions Magazine, September 2013, Page 55 Support Groups Tuesday, Sept 17 PK Hope Is Alive Parkinson Support Group of East TN will meet in Oak Ridge at Kern United Methodist Church at 11:30! Welcome Members and Visitors with Parkinson’s to our Meeting!! The topic will be “Pharmaceuticals in Parkinsons”. The speaker will be a pharmacist – Justin Kullgren. Feel free to bring your Medication list and or medications with you. We welcome and need you to be part of our Self-Help Group! Family care support partners of those that have Parkinson’s are very welcome. This meeting will be held the 3rd Tuesday in September from 11:30 – 1:30pm. The meetings are held at Kern United Methodist Church in the Family Life Center. Address: 451 East Tenn. Avenue, Oak Ridge. A small luncheon will be provided by East Tenn. Personal Care Services. Our goal is to improve your lifestyle through greater understanding. Education, information, networking and guest speakers will assist on various topics. We are affiliated with the

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A basic grief class, Caring for Those Who Grieve is for churchParkinson Disease Foundation Kaleidoscope Support Group es and other organizations in the (PDF) and the National Parkin- (for parents of special-needs community. It takes participants son Foundation (NPF). If you kids) Children have a special through the stages of normal or a loved one has Parkinson’s, beauty…like the colorful patterns grief and teaches basic complease come join us and we’ll of an ever-changing kaleido- munication techniques to help learn together! For questions scope. Some children also have people who are grieving. There please contact Karen Sampsell special needs. Methodist Medi- is no charge for this 1-hour class, at 482-4867. pk_hopeisalive@ cal Center invites the parents which is available by request. bellsouth.net. online at www.pk- and caregivers of these children For more info, call 835-2268. hopeisalive.org to attend the Kaleidoscope support group. The support group Tuesdays typically takes place on the third Overeaters Anonymous Week- Friday of each month at noon ly Meeting at 5:30pm at First and meets in the Cheyenne Saturday Tennis Baptist Church Clinton, Fam- Ambulatory Center’s confer- Every Saturday of the year, there ily Life Center, 2nd floor, look ence room, located at 944 Oak is an informal drop-in doubles for signs, 230 N Charles Seiv- Ridge Turnpike. Registration is tennis match at the Jackson ers Blvd. in Clinton. Do you eat required. Please call (865) 835- Square tennis courts on Broadwhen you’re not hungry? Do 4662 or 1-800-468-6767. way Avenue in Oak Ridge. They you binge, purge or restrict? Is meet at 1:30pm in the winter and your weight affecting your life? Stroke Support Group 9am in the summer. Ask for the We can help. NO dues, no fees, People who have had a stroke Coordinator when you arrive and no weigh-ins, and no diets. For or are caring for a stroke patient you will be matched up with playmore info call Crystal at (865) may benefit from this support ers of similar playing ability. If 789-5806 group. We meet in the Cheyenne cancelled due to bad weather, a Ambulatory Center’s conference make-up match occurs on SunClutter Busters room, 944 Oak Ridge Turnpike. day at 1:30pm. Questions? Call Should you need support in There is no charge. Meetings Rangan at 474-0519. keeping promises to yourself to are scheduled on the last Tuestoss items in the recycle or rid day of each month from 4-5 p.m. Tennis Anyone? CLUTTER from your personal (except in July, November and Interested in tennis in the greater space, we have a twelve-step December, when special holiday style CONFIDENTIAL sup- dates are scheduled). For more port group to SHARE with you information about the Stroke some helpful suggestions. See Support Group, call Ann Ross at you any Monday, which is not a (865) 835-3370. holiday, at noon until 1:00pm, at First United Methodist Church in Grief Support: Caring Room 208 or call 483-7178 for for Those Who Grieve

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Sports

Anderson County area? New to the region? New to tennis? Keep an eye on the Oak Ridge Tennis Club! ORTC sponsors spring and fall leagues (singles, doubles, mixed doubles), “scrambles” in which a coordinator matches up partners and opponents in everchanging combinations each week, and social events. ORTC is a great year-round source of information for what is going on in the area. Check out the ORTC web site at oakridgetennisclub. org or the Oak Ridge Tennis Club Facebook page, or email oakridgetennisclub@gmail.com.

Theater /Arts September 13-22 Private Lives - Main Stage Comedy, When Elyot and Amanda, a formerly married couple, meet by chance while honeymooning with new spouses at the same hotel, old sparks reignite and the two impulsively elope. But, after only a few days of being reunited, their alternating passions of love and anger remind them of why they

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Visions Magazine, September 2013, Page 57 Reservations for the dinners and the lunch should be made with divorced in the first place. Mat- the Jubilee Center at 938-2112. ters only escalate when their For further information call Mona aggrieved recent spouses ar- at 256-7428 or 947-7427. rive and new partnerships are formed. Call 482-999 for tickets November 22- December 8 Annie - Mainstage Musical Thurs. - Sat., Oct 17-19 in conjunction with Jr. PlayDriving Miss Daisy coming to house, Leapin’ Lizards! The Powell Playhouse October 17- popular comic strip heroine is 19. We are presenting the play back in one of the world’s bestthree nights and a Saturday loved musicals. With equal matinee. Dinner will be served measures of pluck and positivon the evening performances at ity, determined little orphan An5:30 with the play to be at 7:00, nie escapes the orphanage and and we have a special matinee the clutches of embittered Miss performance with a light lunch at Hannigan in search of her par12:30 with the play at 2:00. Tick- ents, who abandoned her years ets will be $10 for the play on ago. Yet with a next-to-nothing the evenings of the 17,18, and start in 1930s New York City, she 19; the Saturday matinee tickets manages to charm the hearts for the play will be $5 for the Se- of billionaire Oliver Warbucks, a niors. The dinner meal will be a loveable stray mutt name Sandy, buffet for $15 and for the mati- and even the President! nee lunch $10. Tickets for the (Continued on Page 58) play may be bought at the door.

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Ramona Quimby. Always aggravating her older sister, Beezus, constantly getting into trouble and sometimes “making a big, noisy fuss” when things don’t go her way. But, the typical problems facing the middle-class Quimby familyhelp Ramona realize that life is not always fair, and eventually she and Beezus come to realize that while sisters may not always agree, they can be good to have around. The Oak Ridge Playhouse is located at 227 Broadway in Jackson Square, Oak Ridge. Call 482999 for tickets and show times.

November 22- December 8 Annie - Mainstage Musical in conjunction with Jr. Playhouse, Leapin’ Lizards! The popular comic strip heroine is back in one of the world’s bestloved musicals. With equal measures of pluck and positivity, determined little orphan Annie escapes the orphanage and the clutches of embittered Miss Hannigan in search of her parents, who abandoned her years ago. Yet with a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City, she manages to charm the hearts of billionaire Oliver Warbucks, a February 21- March 2, 2014 loveable stray mutt name Sandy, Other Desert Cities - Main Stage Drama, In this recent and even the President! Tony Award-winning Broadway play, Brooke Wyeth returns January 23-26, 2014 Ramona Quimby - Junior Play- home to Palm Springs after a house, Exasperating. Boister- six-year absence to celebrate ous. And independent. That’s Christmas with her parents, her

The heel of a sock is called the “gore.” The back panel of a shoe is called the “counter.” brother, and her aunt, she announces that she is about to publish a memoir dredging up a pivotal and tragic event in the family’s history—a wound they don’t want reopened. In effect, she draws a line in the sand and dares them all to cross it. The Oak Ridge Playhouse is located at 227 Broadway in Jackson Square, Oak Ridge. Call 482999 for tickets and show times. March 27-30 Huck Finn’s Story, 2014, - Junior Playhouse, Alive with colorful characters and action-filled scenes, this play is for young audiences. The Playhouse is located at 227 Broadway in Jackson Square, Oak Ridge.

ences reveals Huck as a clever, lovable boy who is baffled by the greed, hypocrisy and absurdity of society. His conscience troubles him about what is wrong and what is right, and on his long journey down the Mississippi, He

Collecting (Continued from page 37) resources are excellent reference materials for obtaining an abundance of knowledge on any particular subject, there is something further to be gained be visiting local museums, exhibits and shops for information. Hopefully, during your research the chance to pass down family history may also present itself to potentially receptive ears.

January 23-26, 2014 Ramona Quimby - Junior Playhouse, Exasperating. Boisterous. And independent. That’s Display: Although spending Ramona Quimby. Always aggravating her older sister, Beezus, constantly getting into trouble and sometimes “making a big, noisy fuss” when things don’t go her way. But, the typical problems facing the middle-class Quimby familyhelp Ramona realize that life is not always fair, and eventually she and Beezus come to realize that while sisters may not always agree, they can be good to have around. The Oak Ridge Playhouse is located at 227 Broadway in Jackson Square, Oak Ridge. Call 482999 for tickets and show times. February 21- March 2, 2014 Other Desert Cities - Main Stage Drama, In this recent Tony Award-winning Broadway play, Brooke Wyeth returns home to Palm Springs after a six-year absence to celebrate Christmas with her parents, her brother, and her aunt, she announces that she is about to publish a memoir dredging up a pivotal and tragic event in the family’s history—a wound they don’t want reopened. In effect, she draws a line in the sand and dares them all to cross it. The Oak Ridge Playhouse is located at 227 Broadway in Jackson Square, Oak Ridge. Call 482999 for tickets and show times. March 27-30 Huck Finn’s Story, 2014, - Junior Playhouse, Alive with colorful characters and action-filled scenes, this play for young audi-

embarkes on an adventurous tale of excitement and suspense that is delightfully sprinkled with Mark Twains’s home-spun humor. The Oak Ridge Playhouse is located at 227 Broadway in Jackson Square, Oak Ridge.

time obtaining, categorizing and learning the history of each item is fun, showing off the goods is by far the most rewarding aspect for any collector. Displaying the collection can consist of constructing shelving units to house all the pieces together, or sprinkling items throughout his or her space. Regardless, let them be creative with decorating ideas.

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