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Welcome to the August issue. There is still time for that family vacation before school starts. However, if you only have time for a day trip, pack a picnic lunch and head out to Lake Norman, spend the day at one or more of our fabulous parks, or take a portion of the day and play some disc golf or tennis. These can be fun, inexpensive ways to share good times with your kids. Also, remember the tax-free shopping weekend coming up on August 5 – 7. This is a great time to get clothes, school supplies, computers and sport’s equipment. As with any shopping, do your due diligence and compare prices, use coupons, etc. Be sure to read the backto-school article inside this issue which covers several important topics. Please be on the lookout for our children at the bus stop as another school year starts. Some kids get out extra early to meet buses that run before daylight. Thank you for doing your part to keep our young people safe. And thank you for reading the August issue of Iredell Living Magazine!

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Women Looking Great! By Kristie Darling

Photos: On the cover, from left to right– Pam DeShields, Online Manager, Kristen Greer, Owner of Salicé Boutique and Adaire Martin, Store Manager Pictured–Kristen Greer, Owner Opposite page–Kristen, Pam and Adaire



Unique. Current. Fun. Feminine.

Kristen Greer, owner of Salicé Boutique, has gathered everything you need to pull together a new look, a fun gift, or a cool addition to your closet or jewelry box. Her shop on Davie Avenue welcomes you with charm and style. Once you enter, there’s plenty to see and try on! “Statesville has needed this kind of woman’s shop for some time,” Kristen shared. “I started in 2006 selling jewelry on eBay and did very well. That grew a web-based jewelry store, but I realized with a boutique in town I could offer even more. I love discovering beautiful new items for the shop.” The store is filled with everything from jewelry, belts, bags and shoes, to bath and beauty products, scarves, accessories, and of course, clothes. There’s nothing frumpy at Salicé–each item is ultra stylish, fashionably today, and ready to take you out on the town, around town or vacationing glamorously in a new town. Kristen’s selections appeal to young–and young at heart– women. “We offer dressy and casual clothes, shoes, and bags for women of all ages. We’re young and trendy, but any woman can find something they will love,” Kristen explained. “We have regular customers who come in often to see what’s new.” SUCCESS IN BUSINESS Kristen is a savvy businesswoman and a loving mom. She and husband, Lee, have two daughters, Kaylee, who’s six and into music like her mother, and three year old Ruthie, who loves playing in the pool. “They keep me running when I’m not at the store, but the good news is, I have a great team here at Salicé. I can stay balanced at work and home. That’s important to me,” Kristen says. “Adaire Martin is our shop manager; I couldn’t do it without her.

She has an eye for style and her pulse on what busy women want. I don’t worry a bit when I’m in Atlanta buying for the store or doing mom things with the girls. Pam DeShields manages our online store–a huge job–listing items to keep folks up to date on what’s new.” Kristen and Lee are both entrepreneurs. Lee’s family owns the Cleaning Market, and his business experience is helpful as Kristen builds her business. “Lee started out at 16 in the family business driving and delivering; now he’s sales manager,” Kristen told me. “We both like being our own boss.” After getting her associate degree at Western Piedmont Community College, Kristen worked as a personal injury/litigation paralegal. “My dream was always to be a free-lance paralegal once I had children. I was able to do that for a year after I had Kaylee, but I wasn’t truly independent, so I took a chance selling jewelry online. The eBay business was a first step in getting to Salicé.” Kristen’s team is all about empowering women to feel good about themselves. “We try on everything ourselves to make sure it looks great, feels nice to

the touch, and is flattering and comfortable,” Kristen explained. “We’re on the website modeling clothes and jewelry so shoppers can see how things look. We put our prices online, too, so you’ll know how reasonable everything is.” The shop’s wide selection of styles is hand picked by Kristen and include Miss Me Jeans and Tees, MM Couture, Big Star and Rock Revival Jeans, Free People dresses, Lulumari & Luluvari, Tulle, and Idylle tees. The website, lists the full line. If you don’t have time to visit the store, you can shop at Salicé online. Choose to pick up your purchases at Salicé, or have your items shipped at no extra cost. And follow Salicé Boutique’s Facebook page, too–they’ve added over 600 fans since February! IT’S ALL ABOUT STYLE Salicé is Italian for ‘willow tree.’ “We’re nestled here beneath a beautiful cherry willow, and when Adaire suggested Salicé as the name for our boutique, I thought it was perfect. We want the shop to be inviting, friendly and fun. I think we do that everyday,” Kristen says. “Each room has a different feel, different items. In the back room, IREDELL IREDELLLIVING LIVING••AUGUST AUGUST2011 2011

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Pictured, top to bottom: • Adaire & Kristen assist Sara, who shops at Salicé Boutique often. • A selection of Lovely People & Lindsay Phillips’ Shoes and Miss Me Jeans • As usual, Sara found something she loved! Opposite Page: Top, left–Kristen handing happy customer, Judie, her purchase Top, right–Natural Life t-shirt, hemp bag & belt, and pom pom scarf Middle–Pam packs and ships products to customers all over the country. Bottom–Pam & Adaire put everything in its place.

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where lots of jewelry and gifts are on display, we have a comfy couch. The highlight of our front room, filled withhandbags, tees, watches, scarves, more jewelry and shoes, is our huge Ikea fireworks chandelier. Everyone comments on it.”



Funky, priced right jewelry is fun to shop for at Salicé. Settle in on the couch. Try on all that glitters and shines. Diana Warner’s handmade jewelry, worn by Rachel Ray and Natasha Bedingfield, has been featured in Gossip Girls. Colorful Slap Watches, with their mix and match style, have been featured on The Ellen Show and The View. Designer inspired Geneva Watches, with colorful silicon and gemstone designs, are hugely popular. Retro and contemporary bracelets and earrings–including clipons–sparkle on their racks. Lavishly is unique, vintage/retro jewelry that mixes with today’s fashions. All the jewelry is priced for fun, gift giving or to painlessly complete your own look. Lindsay Phillips’ SwitchFlops, with interchangeable straps, and high fashion Lovely People shoes are well worth trying on. Organic bags by Glam Naturale, leather handbags by The Sak and vegan bags by Natural Life hang throughout the store. Kristen and her team can help you pull it together with a new summer scarf over your tank top or the perfect belt. They specialize in personal styling. Making sure you look great and feel wonderful in every outfit is critical. “One of my favorite things is DoodleDivas, Steven Hall’s sassy art prints, tee shirts and notecards. He’s from Statesville–he graduated from North Iredell High School,” Kristen shared, showing me his bold black and white

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Salicé Boutique makes shopping in Statesville much more fun and trendy. Kristen stays busy, focused, and excited about the future at Salicé. “I focus on family, church, community and this business. It all keeps me very busy, and that’s exactly how I like it!”

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A PART OF THE COMMUNITY Kristen’s approach to helping women feel good spills over into her community life. She’s planning to send out invitations to monthly in-store events that support local charities while offering everyone an opportunity to get together, meet other women, learn something new and give back. She’s hosting SPN Women this month and staging a fashion show in September supporting Relay for Life. Kristen is a Chamber of Commerce ambassador and a worship team piano player and singer at Grace Covenant Church of Statesville, where she and Lee have been members for four years. Kristen enjoys volunteering at church and for local charities.

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“Feathers are in,” Kristen emphasized with a cute feathered headband. “We keep up with trends in all our fashions and accessories. Salicé is a great place for boyfriends and husbands to shop for the women in their lives. We’re glad to help them make the perfect selection for any occasion.” Bath and body products make great gifts, as well. Kristen’s lotions, fragrances, and soaps are non-allergenic and skin-friendly. Lollia premier bath and beauty soaps, lotions and perfumes, TokyoMilk–an Oprah “best beauty bet”–and Me! Bath (featured in Beverly Hills Housewives) are some of the lines you can sample at Salicé.

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doodles. “Everyone loves his work. It’s funky, upbeat and makes great gifts for girlfriends and fun people you know.”


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A friend sold Alan beveling equipment, and the blend of science and art was complete. This engineer’s mind soon developed, created, and patented many of the necessary tools for the glass works artisan, including specialized cutters and a stand to hold and rotate the glass in production. Recently, Alan created a patio system to withstand wind load when a client commissioned stainedglass panels for deck screening. Alan’s meticulous skill and artistic flair surfaced in high school. For a Latin project, Alan replicated a to-scale catapult that shot 8-inch arrows 150 feet! He was wise beyond his years, too, in deciding not to bring the catapult to school for show-and-tell; but his father readily vouched for the project’s accuracy. He tells how he met his wife Lisa, who works by his side, as endearingly as he would have 36 years ago. Cruising a drive-in, a teen-age Alan noticed “a woman with hair to her waist. When I got turned around she was gone. I asked everyone who was the girl that drives the blue Newport Chrysler,” Alan laughed. “I found her. We had a blind date to the Indy 500 time trials, and it’s still the best deal that ever happened to me.”

ALAN COYLE The Mind of an Engineer, The Soul of an Artist By Amy Hallman

“I’m a workaholic,” Alan Coyle, of Art Glass Works in Cornelius, laughed. There’s truth in that humor. The average man can temper a career with a hobby; but Alan is no average man. Although a successful glass-production engineer in Germany and the US, Alan chose to pursue his hobby as a career. “I actually came home, saying, ‘I’m not working anymore.’ I just couldn’t trade off moral values for a paycheck.” 16


Alan shares his skill and love for glass art with their children and others interested in producing one-of-a-kind creations. He works with local schools and homeschools to stimulate young students in his art. Their efforts can be seen at the Community Gardens in Davidson. His plans to expand the business include his two grown children, Byron and Tanya, and son-in-law, Chris. “Byron has the gift,” Alan beamed. He is the only other person to build panels on commissioned work. “Art is not a copy.” Its interpretation is in the nuances of the details. Alan and Lisa also teach stained-glass courses at their studio for adults and for children. His refreshing philosophy, especially in this economy, does not cancel courses with small participant numbers. If only one person registers, he’ll teach the course. Each one student is valuable. On a rare but recent holiday excursion, Alan and Lisa toured the Tiffany Lamp exhibition at the Biltmore House in Asheville. Before the

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His first client commissioned a suncatcher of her husband’s motorcycle. In true form, Alan asked, “What about a free-standing bike?” That’s how this man’s mind works: He sees the art in 3D. And he loves the challenge. Some parts of the motorcycle have 6 layers of glass, and the front wheel rotates. Alan’s expertise in compounds and melding materials and his capacity to continually “chew on” an idea make unique gifts or matchless pieces for one’s own home.

Pictured right: Alan and Lisa Coyle of Art Glass Works Above: Custom stained-glass deck panels Photos of Alan and Lisa Coyle taken by Chelsea Bren



Tonsils and Adenoids: Do They Have a Purpose? By Alan E. Deddens, MD, FACS


onsils and adenoids are composed of tissue that is similar to the lymph nodes or “glands” found in the neck, groin, and other places in the body. They are part of a “ring” of glandular tissue encircling the back of the throat. This ring in medical terms is referred to as Waldeyers ring. The adenoids are located high in the throat behind the nose and soft palate (roof of the mouth) and, unlike tonsils, are not visible through the mouth without special instruments. The tonsils are the two masses of tissue on either side of the back of the throat. Tonsils and adenoids are strategically located near the entrance to the breathing passages where they can catch incoming infections. They “sample” bacteria and viruses and can become infected themselves. It is thought that they then help form antibodies to those “germs” as part of the body’s immune system to resist and fight future infections. This function is performed in the first few years of life, but is less important as the child gets older. In fact, there is no evidence that tonsils or adenoids are



important after the age of three or four. One recent large study showed, by laboratory tests and follow-up examinations, that children who must have their tonsils and adenoids removed suffer no loss whatsoever in their future immunity to diseases or infections.

X-rays are sometimes helpful in determining the size and shape of the adenoids. These x-rays are quite safe.

There is a popular myth that tonsils and adenoids filter bacteria out of what we swallow and breathe, somewhat like a kitchen strainer. This is untrue. Any filter that could strain out microscopic bacteria would not allow the passage of any food particles and would make eating impossible. The other myth is that tonsils or adenoids can grow back after surgery. That is untrue. The other lymph tissue in the back of the throat takes over and sometimes enlarges. This is misinterpreted as a re-growth of tonsil or adenoid tissue.

What Diseases Affect Tonsils and Adenoids? The most common problems affecting the tonsils and adenoids in children are recurrent infections (causing sore throats) and significant enlargement (causing trouble with breathing and swallowing). Recurrent acute infections of the tonsils also occur in adults. So do abscesses around the tonsils, chronic tonsillitis, and infections of small pockets (crypts) within the tonsils that produce bad smelling, cheesy-like formations. Tumors can also grow in the tonsils, but they are rare. Bacterial infections of the tonsils, especially those caused by “strep”, are initially treated with antibiotics.

Cultures are important in diagnosing certain infections in the throat, especially “strep” throat. Whether or not a culture is taken will depend on your physician’s judgment and on the appearance of the throat. Cultures for other bacteria and even for viruses can be done but are seldom necessary.

Removal of the tonsils and/or adenoids (tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy) may be recommended for some children and adults. The two primary reasons for tonsil and/or adenoid removal are (1) recurrent infection despite antibiotic therapy and (2) difficulty breathing due to enlarged tonsils and/or adenoids.

Obstruction to breathing causes snoring and disturbed sleep patterns that lead to day-time sleepiness in adults and behavioral problems in children. Some orthodontists believe chronic mouth breathing from large tonsils and adenoids causes malformation of the face and improper alignment of the teeth. Chronic infection in the tonsils and adenoids can also affect nearby structures such as the Eustachian tube – the passage between the back of the nose and the inside of the ear. This can lead to frequent or chronic ear infections with earaches and hearing loss. In adults, the possibility of cancer or a tumor may be another reason for removing the tonsils and adenoids. In some patients, especially those with infectious mononucleosis, severe enlargement may progress to a point of obstructing the airway. For these

patients, treatment with steroids (i.e., cortisone / prednisone) is sometimes helpful.

You should see your doctor when you or your child suffers the common symptoms of infected and enlarged tonsils and adenoids: recurrent sore throats despite antibiotics, chronic bad breath (halitosis), chronic nasal congestion or post nasal drainage, mouth breathing, snoring and sleep disturbances. Although tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy procedures are not recommended as often as before the days of antibiotics, it is still a valuable procedure that

improves the health and breathing of many children and adults. Reference: American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, Inc. instructional patient information.

Alan E. Deddens, MD, FACS is an Otolaryngologist – Head and Neck Surgeon with Piedmont HealthCare.




Seeking Creative Ways To Celebrate Statesville

David Bradley President and CEO Greater Statesville Chamber of Commerce



hrough the course of the last several years, we have continually tried to think of innovative ways in which we can showcase the community. We are in the process of rolling out specific business development initiatives designed to deliver immediate, cost effective tools for local businesses to grow. The Chamber would be remiss, however, if we didn’t continue to seek innovative, creative ways to celebrate this place we call home.

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We are delighted to coordinate the Davis Regional Amazing Race scheduled for Friday, August 12. One of the nation’s most popular reality adventure shows is “The Amazing Race” in which teams of two travel the world in search of clues and challenges. The competition showcases global destinations and, while there, each team must complete some physical or mental challenge before getting a clue to go to the next destination. Along with our partners, the fine folks at Davis Regional Medical Center, we thought we can surely showcase this county for the same purpose.

You might ask how you can be involved. On the Greater Statesville Chamber of Commerce Facebook page, we have an album entitled, “Davis Regional Amazing Race”. Click on that album to see a picture of all the teams that are registered. “Like” your favorite team – it’s as easy as that. The team(s) with the most likes will receive a time bonus during the race.

On the morning of August 12, over 25 teams of four will gather at the Statesville Soccer Complex for a daylong adventure. Teams will be venturing into parts of the county about which some will have only heard stories. Each team will be decked out in their own team color tee-shirt and be ready to undertake whatever is thrown at them. A few challenges might require some athletic ability, but the vast majority of tasks will revolve around something relevant with the particular destination. As an example, if the Iredell County Public Library were a destination, the team might be charged with finding and checking out a copy of “The

While there might be as many as 16 separate destinations, we can assure you that at sometime during the day, teams will be spotted at some of our checkpoint sponsors’ locations; Holland Transportation, Statesville Manor, and Statesville Animal Hospital. Lunch will be provided at Davis Regional Medical Center.

You can also join us on Friday evening at the finish line for the Davis Regional Amazing Race, that will just so happen to be right in front of the stage at Piedmont HealthCare Friday after Five at the end of East Broad Street. We will expect the earliest teams to come in around 5:45 or 6:00. Our hope in coordination of this unique event is to simply give people a renewed sense of pride in our community. Through visiting the many hidden gems of the county, we are sure to hear “I never knew where this place was...” By gaining a better understanding of the breadth of this fine place, we hope the “racers” and watchers will be inclined to spend more time locally and to serve as yet even more impressive ambassadors for our county.



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here’s a new buzz word on the streets of South Iredell and that is UNITY. If you reference the definition of unity it is:


Working In Unity For The Benefit Of All

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1) The state or fact of being one; 2) Something that is wholly united and complete within itself; 3) A state or quality of general concord and mutual understanding; harmony; 4) The harmonious agreement of parts or elements into one united whole; 5) The condition or fact of being free from variety or diversity; 6) Singleness or constancy of purpose, action, etc.; 7) In art and literature, the arrangement of parts into a homogenous whole exhibiting oneness of purpose, thought, spirit, and style. If you consider the word “community” which identifies a group of people living together with common ownership or participation, and pull the last five letters, it runs full circle with the definitions above. This insight was shared by business owner and group coordinator Chuck Ehl as he was presenting his vision for the BNC Leads Group at their first meeting this past month. An active Chamber member, Chuck was sharing his mission of how BNC is committed to encouraging UNITY within our community through connecting and networking with business people and church families to promote growth in business, as well as the enhancement of the relationship quality within our community. He also reminded us that the descriptive word “community” is not a word of reference to a place, that it is a title for a group of people working in UNITY for the benefit of all. The Chamber’s BNC large group meeting is held every other Wednesday at 8am at the Charles Mack Citizen Center in Mooresville. Details are provided on the Chamber’s website: The goal is to connect like businesses in smaller cell groups for commonality

of networking and to establish focus groups for input as to how we can better serve the overall community. With the terrific leadership team of Ehl, Eric Wemyss, Dave Maynard, Amber Lipscomb, Mike Eichorn, Stephanie Wetzel and Maria Thomas, the Business Networking Community (BNC) will develop a designed format for effective networking that is in coordination with the MSI Chamber’s mission. The Business Resource Group (BRG) was the 1st Leads group to be founded through the MooresvilleSouth Iredell Chamber of Commerce and is currently the largest, with over 30 businesses represented. The BRG meets on a regular basis to discuss new business strategies and better ways to improve the marketplace. The Mooresville Chamber Business Resource Group (BRG) is compiled of local business owners and representatives, who are all members of the Mooresville-South Iredell Chamber of Commerce. BRG’s purpose is to be a resource for the Mooresville Chamber as they strive to build a strong informal group, dedicated to supporting one another, and exchanging new business leads and prospects. They meet on the 2nd and 4th Friday of each month at The Morrison Plantation YMCA. Each meeting they discuss old and new business, announce upcoming events; Member Events, Group Events, MSI Events and learn about each other’s products and services. Each member gives a brief infomercial about their business and a member is featured for a 10 minute presentation. The Business Resource Group is an industry specific group, limited to MSI Chamber members in non-competing businesses. Invited guests are welcome at the 2nd monthly meeting. To find out more about the MSI Chamber’s business leads groups, call 704-664-3898 today.

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Iredell Living Magazine August 2011  
Iredell Living Magazine August 2011  

Welcome to the online version of Iredell Living Magazine. We invite you to read the August cover story and visit our advertisers. For recipe...