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Complimentary February 2011

Living the Good Life

Molly Malone’s Boutique–

Jewelry, Handbags, Apparel, Gifts & Much More!

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3 BR/3.5BA designs from 2800 to 3400 square feet Master & Primary living areas on the main floor Large open kitchens with granite countertops Upgraded cabinetry & stainless steel appliances Solid oak hardwood floors in select rooms Huge walk-in closets & jetted tubs in master suite Dramatic specialty ceilings Oversized 2-car garage with ample storage Low Homeowner Association Dues 50/50 Lease Incentive Program Available

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Join us for Iredell Health System’s Day of Dance. The community is invited to celebrate the heart-healthy benefits of dance and exercise. Enjoy fun activities and games for the whole family, health screenings and cooking demos. Learn new dances and come be a part of all the fun!

Saturday, February 26, 2011• 8am to 3pm South Iredell High School 299 Old Mountain Road, Statesville Free General Admission

Heart Health in Iredell County Luncheon As part of Day of Dance, join us for a special luncheon featuring a panel of cardiologists and other physicians who will discuss heart health in our local communities.

Registration only required for luncheon and certain screenings. Please go to www.iredellmemorial.org or call 704-878-7447. • Cost is $10 • Seating is limited

Dozens of door prizes • Free gifts • Shopping available visit www.iredellmemorial.org for more information Putting Your Health First.

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Iredell Living the Good Life

Welcome to the February issue of Iredell Living Magazine. Let’s hope no one sees a groundhog’s shadow on the 2nd or we will have 42 more days of winter! I love to see it snow once in a while, but I am ready for spring and warmer weather! How about you? February is National Heart Month. Lifestyle factors can be a major part of preventing heart disease. Eating right, exercising and quitting smoking can all help you in managing your risk factors, as well as keeping your weight, blood pressure and cholesterol in check. I hope you made a few heart healthy resolutions this year and are following through with them. Valentine’s Day falls on Monday, February 14th. Whether you celebrate the weekend before or on the 14th, shower your special someone with all their holiday favorites! You will find several fun Iredell County events on February 26th. The 36th Annual Iredell Heart Ball will be held at 6 p.m. at the Statesville Country Club. Iredell Health System’s Day of Dance will be held from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. at South Iredell High School. In Mooresville, Unique Creations Arts & Crafts Festival will be held from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the Charles Mack Citizen Center. Enjoy the final days of winter and thank you for reading the February issue of Iredell Living Magazine!

Myron Gough Publisher, Iredell Living

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Publisher - Myron T. Gough 1670 E. Broad St., Suite 195 Statesville, NC 28625 704-873-7307 Art Direction / Graphic Design - Kathy Wheeler 828-238-3224 Advertising Consultants - 704-873-7307 Linda Wilson - 704-657-0237 Debbie Sturm - 704-402-8513 Contributing Writers - Kristie Darling Karen Shore David Bradley Rebecca Pence Cover Photography - Shane Greene Photography Molly Malone’s Boutique E-mail submissions and ads: IredellLiving@gmail.com Website: www.IredellLivingMagazine.com

http://www.facebook.com/#!/IredellLivingMagazine http://twitter.com/iredellLiving Iredell Living reserves the right to deny any advertisement or listing. Submissions are welcome, but unsolicited materials are not guaranteed to be returned. Iredell Living assumes no responsibility for information, products, services or statements made by advertisers or editorial contributors. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission from the publisher is prohibited.


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February 2011 8 • A Valentine’s Day To Remember 10 • Creating A Spa-Like Bathroom On A Budget 12 • Molly Malone’s Boutique–Jewelry, Handbags, Apparel, Gifts & Much More! 16 • 5 Simple Ways To Go Green 18 • Family Dinner: More Significant Than You Might Think 20 • Guardian Ad Litem A Voice For A Child 22 • 2010-2011 Go Red Women 24 • Developing A Positive Attitude: Top Tips To Improve Your Attitude 26 • A Word From The Mooresville - South Iredell Chamber: Celebrating The Generosity Of Local Companies 27 • Food! Heart Healthy Recipe 29 • A Word From The Statesville Chamber: Statesville Going Viral! 30 • Iredell Resources 6

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Molly Malone’s Boutique– Jewelry, Handbags, Apparel, Gifts & Much More! By Kristie Darling

Photos: On the cover and pictured here– Amanda Pennell Rogers, owner of Molly Malone’s Boutique

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cover story

Opposite page–Mooresville Store Manager Jessica Picciano assists a customer in finding the perfect accessory.

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olly Malone’s larger-than-life portrait welcomes you with a smile from the far wall, overlooking a dazzling array of jewelry sprinkled throughout the store. Her stylish hand-painted image and friendly face represent the boutique’s fashion-conscious customers and also the owner of this successful business, Amanda Pennell Rogers. “This store appeals to all women,” Amanda says as she shows me around. “We keep it filled with one-of-a-kind treasures.” That is an understatement! A BEAUTIFUL BOUTIQUE Entering Molly Malone’s is like walking into the closet you’ve always dreamed of! Located in Mooresville Crossing (Hwy. 150 near ULTA and McAlister’s) this cozy boutique features stylish, unique women’s clothing, jewelry, handbags, accessories, shoes, gifts and more. Priced to please, the selection is incredible. “I’m always looking for new products—trendy items that are current and stylish,” Amanda shared. “There’s very little in the store over $100, and I like to keep it that way. I think that’s part of what keeps my customers coming back.” Indeed, as I browsed through the sumptuous displays, I was impressed by the quality and value of Amanda’s offerings. It would be easy to put together a fun, stylish outfit, from top to bottom, on any budget. You would not only look amazing when you walked out of Molly Malone’s, you’d be smart, too! “We like women to feel good about themselves, confident,” Amanda says. “I select everything that comes into the shop, and I make sure there’s only one of each piece of jewelry or handbag. We get new merchandise every week—our customers come in often to see what’s new. With clothing, we only buy one of each size. We don’t want you to see your outfit walking down the street on someone else.” To stay contemporary, Amanda travels to markets in New York, Atlanta and Las Vegas. She’s out buying about once a month. “I love going to market! I buy from vendors who really take care of us,” she says. “I keep up with the latest styles, and I know we stay ahead of the trends.” The store is a fashion savvy woman’s playground. YOUR FASHION STATEMENT Jewelry, handbags, clothing and shoes will get your new look started. Everything you choose is stylish, with attention to detail and quality. Casual wear begins with IT Jeans or Miss Me Denim Jeans paired with Cutting Up Tees. Ramp up your

look a notch with the fun dresses and tops that fill the racks—you won’t find them anywhere else. Add your own sense of sparkle from Amanda’s huge jewelry collections. Brighton’s distinctive silver look is always in style, and Molly Malone’s choices in their jewelry, charms, sunglasses, shoes and handbags are extensive. You can spend hours picking out just the right Trollbeads—fashion’s do-ityourself jewelry experience. Charmed stars, snowflakes, little creatures, alphabets, and nature beads create your custom bracelet or necklace. You’ll have a blast building your own, special adornment. Chamilia bracelets also allow you to be your own jeweler. Colorful charms with bright stones thread onto silver, gold or leather bracelets. Birthstone choices make a personalized gift for anyone. The old world look of Waxing Poetic’s jewelry comes in pendants, charms, rings and earrings—these all make a beautiful statement when matched with any outfit. Jelly Watches—Sandra Bullock sported one in Blindside—are bright and jazzy. They come in rainbow colors and rhinestone sparkles. Picking just one isn’t easy. Bags by Big Buddha are fun, casual and eye-catching! Their styles are eclectic, inspired by exotic bags from around the world. And Molly Malone’s selection is non-stop. You will find a versatile, roomy bag suited to your busy lifestyle IREDELL IREDELLLIVING LIVING••FEBRUARY FEBRUARY2011 2011

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here! Bags, shoes and boots go together, and you can’t choose any shoes more fun than the Alegria line. Fun, comfortable and affordable! SwitchFlops, interchangeable flip-flops, easily move from daytime casual to evening sparkle. With a variety of straps, from sporty to sexy, you easily make these versatile shoes your very own. Your look won’t hold together without the right shape wear. Spanx, a woman’s best friend in fashion, is available in all styles and sizes. Lacy camis and leggings will keep you warm and finish off your look.

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PERFECT GIFTS Gifts for women and children, as well as home interior decor, round out Molly Malone’s specialties. Personalize gift jewelry using photos with Maganbilities. You’ll find Pouchee purse organizers (how smart is that?), Initial It! peel and stick-on monograms, custom car decals and license plates designed especially for the woman driver, Pick Up Sticks funky pop charms you can select for any personality, wallets, belts and so much more. The list just goes on. I really like the PeaceLoveMom tees that celebrate motherhood. Girls will want the Charm-It line of fun, design-it-yourself jewelry. Add a special gift card from the store’s charming selections, and you’ve got a perfect gift for anyone in your life. THREE GENERATIONS Amanda Rogers was born to excel in fashion. She originally


started in retail doing in-home jewelry shows and managing several Rack Room Shoes stores. In 2001, she opened Body Elements, a jewelry and handbag shop in downtown Statesville. She graduated from West Iredell High School and finished her four-year business degree at Garner-Webb University while traveling the US in sales/marketing at Rockport Shoes. “She’s always been a go-getter, very motivated,” her mother, Merilee Gwaltney, told me. “She’s a self-made business woman.” Merilee started working at Molly Malone’s about five years ago, helping in sales, but her main role now is watching over Paisley Amelia Rogers, her two-year old granddaughter. When we met, Paisley was “working” in the back, sweeping, showing some jewelry items, but mostly entertaining me with her charm. In her adorable polka-dot dress with matching ruffled leggings, she’s the perfect model for bracelets, necklaces and hair bows. Amanda opened her first Molly Malone’s Boutique in Hickory five years ago. That store is on Catawba Valley Boulevard behind Valley Hills Mall. Amanda decided to expand into her second location in Mooresville in 2008. “She wanted to build our market and Mooresville is growing rapidly. This is a perfect spot. We usually have about 15 new customers at each location every day.” Merilee explained. “They come from all walks of life—teachers, nurses, NASCAR wives, professional women, moms. A lot of husbands and boyfriends are regulars, too, coming in to pick out gifts for birthdays or anniversaries. Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, you know.” CUSTOMER SATISFACTION The entire sales team at Molly Malone’s is dedicated to customer service. Jessica Picciano is manager of the Mooresville store. “A lot of stores aren’t family friendly,” Jessica shared. “We love helping men pick out gifts, making sure teens find exactly what they’re looking for. It’s critical that all our customers are happy when they leave. We stand behind everything we sell.” Jessica and Amanda go the extra mile to ensure you will have a perfect shopping experience. All purchases leave the store packaged like a pretty present so they’re ready to give or enjoy yourself. Look for Amanda to continue making her mark in the fashion world. She’s considering more expansion or perhaps franchising her business. We’re lucky to have her here in Mooresville. I’m now a regular at Molly Malone’s, and I know you will find shopping with Amanda irresistible, too.

Molly Malone’s Boutiques Mooresville Crossing Mooresville, NC 704.663.1630

Shops on the Boulevard Hickory, NC 828.328.2217

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© 2011 Shane Greene Photography

© 2011 Shane Greene Photography

Photos: Opposite page, top to bottom. From left to right: Suzan Luthi, sales associate; Merilee Gwaltney, Amanda’s mother; Paisley Amelia Rogers, Amanda’s daughter; Amanda Pennell Rogers; Jessica Picciano, manager of the Mooresville store. Suzan Luthi wraps a customer’s purchase. You will find the perfect accessories at Molly Malone’s! Pictured above: Fun dresses, apparel and jewelry dress the mannequins and fill the racks. IREDELLLIVING LIVING••FEBRUARY FEBRUARY2011 2011 IREDELL

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Guardian ad Litem A Voice for a Child By Rebecca Pence

Years after an abused toddler was placed with adoptive parents through the aid of the Guardian ad Litem program, he remembers the volunteer assigned to his case as “an angel, the woman who saved me.” Many abused and neglected children in Guardian ad Litem’s district 22, which is made up of Iredell and Alexander counties, are waiting for the same assistance. According to GAL District Administrator Darrell Renfroe, the need for volunteers is dire in Iredell and Alexander counties. As of November, approximately 280 children in the district were in need of GAL service. Around 80 of these were not assigned a volunteer. “It would be an absolute wonder if every kid in our district had a volunteer to aid and establish a relationship with them,” said Renfroe. The nationwide GAL program, which was established in 1983 under the Administrative Office of the Courts, works by appointing trained volunteers and attorney advocates to represent the best interest of neglected or abused children in the court system. GAL volunteers investigate the situation of 16 16

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their assigned child/children, write court reports, and testify at court hearings. The ultimate goal is to move children out of the court system and into permanent and healthy homes. “This program is a cool mix of volunteering, working with children, and getting to know the court system,” said GAL Program Assistant Deanna Myers. Training to become a GAL volunteer is usually around 30 hours with flexible scheduling, often taking place on nights or Saturdays. For their first few cases, volunteers are assigned a mentor to guide and assist them through the process. While many volunteers are retired individuals, several full-time employees manage the approximately 8-10 hours per month that volunteering requires. The main requirement for volunteers is simply a dedication to and compassion for helping children in need. “It’s a commitment,” said Rachel Hannibal, who has been a GAL volunteer for more than 11 years. “But it is rewarding, very much so.” Those involved with the program attest that the hard work is worth it when

a seemingly “hardened” teenaged boy embraces you in a hug or a child holds your hand to walk you to your car after a visit. For many of these young victims of violence, sexual abuse, or psychological suffering, their GAL volunteer is one of the few trustworthy and stable elements in their lives. “One of the best parts of this program is seeing how excited the children are when they get to see you,” said Myers. During the court process, volunteers will usually visit with their assigned child/children at least once a month. And it is not uncommon for both the visits and the bond to continue long after the case has concluded. “Volunteering is a truly life-changing experience,” said Myers. “These are real little people, and they need all the help they can get.”

For more information about the Guardian ad Litem program and how to volunteer, contact the GAL office at 704-832-6621 or visit http://gald22a.giving. officelive.com/aboutus.aspx


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A Word From The Mooresville-South Iredell Chamber of Commerce

Celebrating The Generosity Of Local Companies Photo by Captain Gus

It was two years ago when the Mooresville-South Iredell Chamber of Commerce launched a very strategic marketing campaign around the “Buy Local” concept. We have focused on the overall benefit of purchasing goods and services through our Chamber member companies and how those funds are reinvested back into our community. We have attempted to educate our citizens of what a difference it makes to buy from a local independent firm. The cycle of funds when spent locally will not only support and help to grow our businesses, those purchases will create a foundation upon which jobs can be created. What we also realize is that our local companies are giving back to our citizens in need. This year, the Chamber will spotlight just how much business contributes to our non-profit agencies and other important causes. As dollars are invested with our local companies, our employers turn right around to support the area’s service organizations. “Buy Local Gives Back” is this year’s theme as the Chamber celebrates the generosity of our local companies. 18

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One of our members, with nearly 100 employees, recently gave each employee $100 to do one good deed. They created an employee committee to track and share the experiences, naming the project “The Power of One.” In an effort through one company, one person, one hundred dollars, and one chance to make a world of difference, what began as a simple exercise in community spirit resulted in an inspirational outreach that touched many lives. We know that there are many more stories like this in our community that need to be told. While some companies may wish to remain anonymous, the Chamber views this campaign as one more opportunity to positively showcase our local companies. President Calvin Coolidge believed that “no enterprise can exist for itself alone. It ministers to some great need, it performs some great service, not for itself, but for others; or failing therein it ceases to be profitable and ceases to exist.” Many people engage in community service because they believe that it carries

rewards beyond the obvious and tangible. It also helps to build a rich and supportive community of people who know each other and lend each other a hand when it is needed. Service can be altruistic and it is a vital part of any community, making it healthier and livelier. As the community champion, the Mooresville-South Iredell Chamber of Commerce applauds the financial and volunteer contributions made by our corporate citizens.

Karen Shore President and CEO Mooresville - South Iredell Chamber of Commerce


• IREDELL HEART BALL

36th Annual Iredell Heart Ball February 26, 2011

Statesville Country Club 6 o’clock till Midnight Live and Silent Auctions Black Tie with dancing to the music of Heartbeat of Soul

Iredell Heart Ball Co-Chairs: Drs. Marcus and Rhonda Washington Auction Chair: Dr. Amy Singleton

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Statesville Going Viral! A few weeks ago, the cast and crew of NBC’s “The Today Show” opted to try “going viral”. For an old codger like me, my first thought was they were going to try to breathe some sickly germs on some unsuspecting ooglers, urge them to do the same, and see how far that illness would spread. My three teenage daughters quickly informed me that “going viral” was all about putting something cool up on the internet and watching the numbers of viewers blossom. Jiminy Crickets, this new terminology is hard to grasp. The pinnacle of the week of “going viral” for Matt, Meredith, Al and the rest of the gang at “The Today Show” was a lipdub (yet another term I was beckoned to learn) to the Black Eyed Peas’ song, “I Gotta Feeling”. The entire crew from this morning news giant opted to let the world get a snapshot of what it must be like to work there. News anchor Brian Williams, makeup artists, and crosswalk personnel all pulled together to dance, sing, and creatively showcase the camaraderie of the crew. When the five-minute continuous shot (no editing) lipdub was complete, it left the viewers thinking that it must be so much fun to work there. After sharing the video with a few friends, a strange glaze began to take shape in our eyes. “If it is that much fun to work there …..couldn’t we show 20

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how much fun it is to LIVE HERE?” Thus began the five-week venture to film our own lipdub to the upbeat sound of the Black Eyed Peas. Under the stout supervision of Jill Gibson and the steady hand of videographers Billy Buck Blevins and Ron Ellis, nearly 175 old and new friends gathered together on a cold January Sunday morning. We created our own version of fun, showcasing Statesville, its downtown and the people that make up this great community. It was more than a little interesting explaining to people what we were trying to do. “Well…we are creating a video….well, not really a music video, but one where you lip sync. You don’t have to know the whole song, but maybe a line or two. And we want to show people having fun while keeping the flavor of the community.” Needless to say, drawing a verbal picture was not easy. Through the spirit of community that is so prevalent here, we drew people ranging from 4 to 84 years young that simply wanted to be part of something special. Cynics asked what the purpose was and the answer was almost as difficult as the explanation. Occasionally we have opportunities with little or no direct cost that can pull creative, diverse people together to do something fun in celebrating our community. We

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should strive to find outlets to stretch ourselves, extend our circle of friends and simply laugh in sometimes solemn times. This project was not about making money, raising the profile of any individual or organization, but rather giving us the opportunity to spread some joy. As is often the case, when the motivation is pure and the energy is present, good things will happen. To see the video, please go to our Chamber website, www.statesvillechamber.org. It will be available on YouTube as well as other social media sites. There’s just no telling how many people will catch the viral spirit of Statesville. “I gotta feeling…that tonight’s gonna be a good night.”

David Bradley President and CEO Greater Statesville Chamber of Commerce


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Iredell County Area Transportation System (ICATS)

704-878-3586 www.ci.statesville.nc.us

Mooresville - South Iredell Chamber of Commerce

Greater Statesville Chamber

704-664-3898 www.mooresvillenc.org

of Commerce 704-873-2892 www.statesvillechamber.org

Downtown Statesville Development Corporation 704-878-3436 www.downtownstatesvillenc.org

Statesville Convention & Visitors Bureau 704-878-3480 • www.visitstatesville.org

704-873-9393

Greater Statesville Development Corporation

Iredell County Veterans Office 704-878-3135

704-871-0062 www.greaterstatesville.org

Domestic Violence

Statesville Civic Center

704-872-3403 • www.nchealthinfo.org

United Way of Iredell County 704-872-3000 Iredell Referral Services 704-872-2900 www.unitedwayofiredell.org

Mitchell Community College

704-878-3493 www.statesvilleciviccenter.com

Statesville Recreation and Parks Department

704-658-2530 • www.mgsd.k12.nc.us

Mooresville Recreation Department 704-663-7026 www.ci.mooresville.nc.us

Mooresville Public Library 704-664-2927 • www.mooresvillelib.org

Charles Mack Citizen Center 704-662-3334 www.cmccmooresville.com

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704-873-9622 • www.ymcairedell.org

Fire & Rescue 704-664-1338 Police 704-664-3311 www.ci.mooresville.nc.us

Town of Troutman

www.iss.schoolwires.com

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704-878-3429

704-878-3200 • www.mitchellcc.edu 704-397-2428 • www.piedmontbgc.org

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