East Tennessee's Mountain Views February 2023 Edition

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Biltmore Looks Ahead to 2023 with Favorite Seasonal Activities and New Experiences

2023 Biltmore Events

From seasonal events to the art of masterminds presented in multisensory form, Biltmore is offering the following exciting events in 2023.

Now – Feb. 20, 2023: Leonardo da Vinci – 500 Years of Genius Inventor, artist, scientist, engineer, sculptor, anatomist, musician, architect, philosopher—Leonardo da Vinci was all of these things. His brilliance and many extraordinary achievements are brought to vivid life in Leonardo da Vinci – 500 Years of Genius, the world’s most comprehensive and thrilling Leonardo da Vinci experience.

Leonardo da Vinci is exhibited in Biltmore’s event center, Amherst at Deerpark.

Now – Feb. 20, 2023:

Biltmore Gardens Railway –Wonders of the World

Visit the estate’s Antler Hill Village for a popular large-scale model railroad display with structures that chronicle the Wonders of the World. Railcars move around handmade botanical replicas of iconic structures from around the world. The display is made up of architectural wonders that were well-known during the Vanderbilt era including the Taj Mahal, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Great Wall of China, Machu Picchu and more. The Vanderbilt family traveled the world to see many of these architectural masterpieces in person. Visit Biltmore Gardens Railway and be transported to a whimsical place that is sure to delight all ages.

March 3, 2023 – Jan. 7, 2024: World

Premiere of Italian Renaissance Alive Making its world premiere at Biltmore, Italian Renaissance Alive is an all-new multi-sensory experience created and produced by Grande Experiences.

This fitting tribute to George Vanderbilt’s lifelong passion for fine art invites you to enjoy some of his favorite works in an entirely new way: immersed in the beauty and brilliance of the greatest artistic period in history as it comes to life all around you. Large-scale projections with 360-degree views set to a powerful operatic score tell the story of artists and the time periods within which they lived. Italian Renaissance Alive features Michelangelo, Da Vinci, Raphael, Botticelli, Caravaggio and more.

April 1, 2023 – Feb. 19, 2024:

Ciao! From Italy

Sculptural Postcards

Complementing the Italian Renaissance Alive exhibition, a series of sculptural postcards that were inspired by George Vanderbilt’s travels have been created in partnership with Applied Imagination. Located in Antler Hill Village, Ciao! From Italy combines botanical designs with authentic greetings from the Vanderbilts in a large-scale format that’s sure to charm all ages.

25, 2023:

Biltmore Blooms

A long-time spring tradition, Biltmore Blooms celebrates Biltmore’s historic gardens and grounds and the return of warm weather, featuring a progression of thousands of spring flowers growing across the property. Starting with daffodils, followed by the tulips, wisteria, azaleas, rhododendron, and roses, the estate offers something new on a near-daily basis. Easter activities on the estate on April 8 and 9 will feature an Easter Scavenger Hunt.

Biltmore Blooms honors the genius of Frederick Law Olmsted’s vision for George Vanderbilt’s western North Carolina home. Vanderbilt approached Olmsted in 1888 to create a design for his land. Under Olmsted’s guidance, Biltmore became the first place where anyone had combined French and English landscape designs.

Nov. 3, 2023 – Jan. 7, 2024:

Christmas at Biltmore

Two enchanting experiences are available to enjoy Biltmore during the

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Love. That seems to be the traditional theme for the month of February. And yet, there are so many different types of love. We love food, we love cars, we love stores, we love vacations, movies, jokes, and so on.

We love people. We love our friends and our family; those who truly make our lives worthwhile. There are those we love unconditionally; and those who love and accept us – despite our faults.

There’s romantic love; the love we show to that extra special someone that rocks our world and whom we just can’t live without – our sweethearts, our significant others, our beloved. This tends to be the traditional focus of Valentine’s Day.

But, the highest love of all is Agape love. The Greek word agape is used for God’s love toward us and for the love that we should display toward one another. Some call this “charity” – as described in 1 Corinthians 13; some call it sacrificial love.

I’ve learned to love this East Tennessee area. I love the mountains, the trees, and the GREEN (well, it’ll be back soon)! We are blessed with scenic beauty, mild weather and lingering sunsets. We have recreational opportunities with hiking trails in the parks and Smokies, fishing, boating and water sports on our many lakes and beautiful country drives. However, what stands out even more, is the people. The people who, on a daily basis, quietly and unassumingly serve one another. Tennessee truly deserves to be called the

Volunteer State; there are so many who have made helping others - serving others - a way of life. It’s just what you do. I believe that is how we show love to our neighbor.

So, during this challenging month with winter weather still lingering and cloudy days more the norm than sunshine, we have a bright spot to celebrate - Valentine’s Day. It’s a day we can make plans for a special night at home and have a wonderful dinner or get away to a favorite warmer location. If you’re looking for an extra special and elegant treat for your Valentine, check out the Mabry Hill Catering Valentine’s Day event at the Sweetwater Flower Shop (pg 8B). This amazing menu is prepared by Executive Chef Jared Martin (former executive chef at several top restaurants in Knoxville).

However you choose to show your love, I know your Valentine will appreciate any plans you took the time to make happen or any special gift you chose just for him or her.

But I also know that you, the amazing people of East Tennessee, don’t need a special day to demonstrate your love for one another. You show it every day with acts large and small. It’s just what you do.

I hope your Valentine’s Day is filled with joy and happiness in spite of all that is going on in the economy and the world. So, from all of us at East Tennessee’s Mountain Views, we wish all of you a very Happy Valentine’s Day and many blessings of your own. The East Tennessee’s Mountain Views Team

holiday season — the Christmas at Biltmore daytime house tour experience, and the Candlelight Christmas Evenings nighttime house tour experience.

Nov. 3, 2023 – Jan. 7, 2024:

Christmas at Biltmore Daytime Celebration

This beloved tradition includes a daytime tour of Biltmore House while the estate is adorned with holiday decorations that number in the thousands. A daytime visit to Biltmore is a feast for the senses, featuring wreaths, garlands, and the sparkle of ornaments. From Biltmore House to the Winery and Antler Hill Village, guests will want to linger on the estate to experience all that Christmas at Biltmore has to offer.

Nov. 3, 2023 – Jan.6, 2024:

Candlelight Christmas Evenings

Biltmore House glows with candlelight and firelight during this nighttime tour, changing the daytime visit’s mood and experience. Candlelight Christmas Evenings in Biltmore House allows guests to step back in time with an experience reminiscent of the Vanderbilt’s first Christmas spent in Biltmore House in 1895. Musicians stationed throughout the house perform seasonal favorites. Setting the scene is a 55-foot Norway spruce encircled by illuminated evergreens and shrubs sparkling in the center of the front lawn. Luminaries line the walkway to Biltmore House.

More information about these events, and how to purchase tickets, is available at Biltmore. com or by calling (800) 411-3812.

About Biltmore

Located in Asheville, N.C., Biltmore was the vision of George W. Vanderbilt. Designed by Richard Morris Hunt, America’s largest home is a 250-room French Renaissance chateau, exhibiting the Vanderbilt family’s original collection of furnishings, art and antiques. Biltmore estate encompasses more than 8,000 acres including renowned gardens designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, the father of American landscape architecture. Today, Biltmore includes Antler Hill Village, which features the awardwinning Winery and Antler Hill Farm; The Inn on Biltmore Estate, a four-star property; Village Hotel on Biltmore Estate; Equestrian Center; numerous restaurants; event and meeting venues; and Biltmore For Your Home, the company’s licensed products division. To learn more about Biltmore, go to Biltmore.com or call 877-BILTMORE.

HonorAir Speaker at American Legion

The recent guest speaker of American Legion Post 256 was Air Force Chief Master Sergeant (ret.) Jim Cundall, Flight Coordinator of HonorAir Knoxville (Pictured right). At no charge to veterans, HonorAir takes WWII, Korean and Vietnam veterans from East Tennessee to Washington, D.C. to visit the memorials built to honor their sacrifice. As Mr. Cundall stated, “No amount of gratitude could ever repay the debt for the gift of democracy veterans gave the world. HonorAir

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his presentation and a Q&A offering,

presented Mr. Cundall with a Certificate of

and a Legion coffee mug. For more information on HonorAir: HonorAirKnoxville. com; and additional information on the Legion: TellicoLakePost256.org

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From the Publisher P.O. Box 209, Vonore, TN 37885 • 865-657-3077 February 2023 Vol. 23 No. 2 The East Tennessee’s Mountain Views Team Tim & Kathy Rose, Tom & Judy Irmen, & Meredith Hancock Serving the Loudon & Monroe lake and golf front communities including Tellico Village, Kahite, Rarity Bay, Avalon Golf Community, Harbour Place, Tellico Harbor, Foothills Pointe and WindRiver. East Tennessee’s Mountain Views is published monthly. P.O. Box 209, Vonore, TN 37885 For advertising information contact East Tennessee’s Mountain Views at 865-657-3077 Monday-Friday from 9am to 5pm Website: www.etmv.com E-Mail: rosekathy@etmv.com East Tennessee’s Mountain Views does not accept any responsibility or liability for the content of, promises made, or the quality/ reliability of the products or services offered by third part advertisements contained in this publication. Address corrections are accepted by email or US mail only. No exceptions. © 2001-2023 East Tennessee’s Mountain Views East Tennessee’s Mountain Views is independently owned and operated. Welcome to the February 2023 edition of East Tennessee’s Mountain Views. Our publication’s goal is to be the most comprehensive source of information for those that reside in the area as well as those who are looking to relocate to the area. Future articles will highlight the beautiful Smoky Mountain region - its scenery and points of interest as well as its history. We also will provide articles that will acclimate you to the area and give you information that will benefit you personally. We hope you enjoy our publication!
Knoxville is dedicated to honoring our East sacrifices they made that ensure our freedoms.” He history and mission of the organization. Following Commander Steve Buelow (Pictured Left) Appreciation, a Legion challenge coin,
February, 2023, East Tennessee’s Mountain Views • 3A Lake Access with Deeded Boat Slip! 408 Wood Duck Lane Loudon, $99,000 Zach Miller, 865-408-1616 A Quality Home built home in very desirable TV neighborhood. 116 Kenosha Lane Loudon, $525,000 Jim Davis, 865-414-3601 Here’s your chance for a great Maryville, TN location! 698 Long Hollow Rd Maryville, $239,000 Dusty Hurst, 865-315-6300 Nice building lot with Barn in Lenoir City with no city taxes. Lot 3 Foster Rd Lenoir City, $49,000 Zach Miller, 865-408-1616 Convenient location with a very private wooded yard. 108 Oostanali Way Loudon, $595,000 Jim Davis, 865-414-3601 Rare LAKE FRONT DOCKABLE LOT in Tellico Village. 315 Inagehi Lane, Loudon, $625,000 Cindy Nash Miller, 865-224-1696 4 Br/3.5 Ba. Townhouse in Desirable Tanasi Lagoon, Updated, Newer roof 192 Tanasi Lagoon Loudon, $679,000 Leza Barnard 865-582-1799, Nate Barnard 865- 804-3090 Amazing Golf Front Home Meticulously maintained. 154 Oostanali Way Loudon, $829,900 Leza Barnard, 865-582-1799 Totally updated, new floors, cabinets, windows, water heater, toilets, front deck. 7474 Grimes Rd, Loudon, $240,000 Leza Barnard, 865-582-1799 Nice lot for a walkout, level in the front with a gentle slope 117 Sasa Way Loudon, $29,000 Leza Barnard, 865-582-1799 Great buildable acreage in Lenoir City with no city taxes. 3.43 ac Browder Hollow Rd Lenoir City, $139,000 Zach Miller, 865-408-1616 LARGE mostly level building lot on the southern end of Tellico Village 142 Noya Lane Loudon, $75,900 Zach Miller, 865-408-1616 5+ Lightly Restricted Acres 25998 E Watkins Rd Loudon, $169,000 Zach Miller, 865-408-1616 Seasonal Lake View - .27 Acres 297 Dudala Way Loudon, $74,900 Zach Miller 865-408-1616 Perfect Building lot in the north end of Tellico Village. 221 Tahlequah Drive Loudon, $83,900 Zach Miller, 865-408-1616 LEVEL lot in beautiful Tellico Village!! 262 Gadusi Way Loudon, $59,900 Zach Miller, 865-408-1616 Beautiful building lot in Tellico Village. 220 Choowa Trace Loudon, $50,000 Zach Miller, 865-408-1616 Beautiful Golf Front home, one of a kind with a Grand entry 135 Inata Circle Loudon, $625,000 Leza Barnard, 865-582-1799 Mostly level building lot in the HEART of Tellico Village. 314 Ootsima Lane Loudon, $39,000 Zach Miller, 865-408-1616 Two Waterfront Lot ,200 feet on The Main Channel Valley Drive Loudon, $299,000 Dusty Hurst, 865-315-6300 PENDING PENDING LOTS PENDING PENDING REDUCED REDUCED 02/23 REDUCED
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Following are just a few of the Special Features in this beautiful custom-built model home:

• 2,109 sq. ft. of living area with a modern Craftsman style front elevation and a courtyard garage entrance.

• This beautiful hand-crafted model home also includes a partially finished and conditioned lower level for storage and workshop area.

• Massive coffered ceiling throughout the main living area, a double tray ceiling in the master bedroom, tray ceiling in the dining room/office and beamed ceiling in bedrooms #2 and #3 add a sophisticated feeling of elegant volume.

• The spacious and deluxe kitchen design includes quartz counters, upgraded top-of-the-line Kemper Echo solid wood cabinets with dovetail drawers and soft close doors, and premium Frigidaire Gallery appliances (including refrigerator.)

• The master bath features an oversized, custom-built, curbless and doorless walk-in shower with built-ins for soaps, shampoos and accessories. A transom window supplies plenty of natural light into the shower.

• Huge “his” and “her” walk-in closets with deluxe shelving and drawer stacks.

• Custom gas fireplace with stone surround.

• Beautiful hardwood floors throughout the entire living area and master suite.

• Large laundry room is fully cabinetted.

• Dual fuel, high-efficiency heat pump with propane back-up.

• The garage has large windows and a “man door” and it is completely finished and painted and includes a utility sink and attic space.

• Enormous 10’ x 25’ screened patio, and 10’ x 17’8” open grilling and

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You’ll have an impressive street view as you approach your home and drive into the courtyard garages. The rear elevation shows an abundance of outdoor living space and “conditioned” walk-in lower level. This impressive model home located at 211 Seminole Cir C le in beautiful Coyatee Coves in the coveted north end of Tellico Village, is now finished and ready to view.
You can see the construction from beginning to completion by going online to https://www.flickr.com/photos/lakepointhomes/, then go to AlBUmS, scroll across the page until you reach 211 Seminole CirCle – SUnriSe riDGe ii PlUS. Click on that image to see photos of the construction.
sunning porch with gas valve for your grill. Both areas are built with maintenance-free composite materials. • 13-month builder warranty. Located at the only red light intersection on Rt. 444 (Tellico Parkway) in the Y of Tellico Village 865-458-0089 lakepthomes@comcast.net Serving ALL Area Lake Front Communities Lake Point Homes, Inc. TM “ We didn’t invent home building, we perfected it!”TM The Most Trusted BUILDER in Tennessee © Lake Point Homes, Inc. 2022. This plan is protected by Federal Copyright Laws. Do noT Co Py. Any use in whole or in part is a criminal offense punishable by law. Specifications and features can change without notice, liability or obligation. Artist renderings, dimensions and photos may not be representative of actual construction. This property includes a premium landscape package with sod, stone, mulch, trees, and shrubs. onlY $ 613,500.00 neW ConSTrUCTion ForSAle Hand-crafted by Tellico’s finest and most trusted custom home builder –Lake Point Homes, Inc. Call today to make a personal appointment or for our Open House schedule!

with seat. A large transom window supplies plenty of natural light.

• The very large laundry has an abundance of base and wall cabinets and large counter area.

• The super functional “drop zone” features a closet, a bench with upper and under cabinets, and a counter with large base and wall cabinets.

• Hardwood floors in the main living areas and in the master

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In addition to our long list of Standard Specifications, this home at 306 Gado Trace features the following Special Options and Extras. Large, welcoming front porch is the perfect entrance for family, friends and guests. This screened patio is a great place to relax and enjoy nature. The open “Grilling Porch” and patio features no-maintenance composite decking.
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which includes a walk-in lower level. WOW! A 1,000 sq. ft. finished garage. 2,100 sq ft. of luxurious living Space. PlUS
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Suite. Construction to start soon on an oversized lot at 306 Gado Trace in scenic Mialaquo Coves. There is still time to select some colors and finishes. • Outstanding curb appeal and impressive Craftsman style architecture. • Designer floor plan that optimizes floor space and includes an impressive “drop zone” and home office. • Every room is a practical and functional size. • This beautiful home also includes a useable walk-in “conditioned” lower-level space for storage and workshop area. • The entry, great room, kitchen, and dining areas feature magnificent soaring 10’ ceilings.
master bedroom has a trayed ceiling and bedroom #2 has a vaulted ceiling. • Both bedrooms #2 and #3 feature high transom windows. • As you enter through the front door, you’re greeted by the spacious grand foyer with a 10 ft. ceiling that will usher you into the great room. • The great room features a gas fireplace with impressive stone surround. • The master bath features an exotic, oversized, custom built, low maintenance, curb-less, walk-in shower with seat and built-ins and a large drying area
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bedroom, with carpet in bedrooms #2 and #3. • Premium tile in baths, laundry and drop zone. • The large covered and screened deck and open grilling porch is constructed with maintenance- free composite decking. • Includes a gas valve for your grill to provide an abundance of practical outdoor living space. • The garage has a large window, a “man door”, utility sink, 8 ft. high garage doors, and is completely finished and painted. • A dual fuel, high-efficiency heat pump with propane back-up. • 13-month warranty by Tellico’s highest rated and trusted custom builder, Lake Point Homes, Inc. Located at the only red light intersection on Rt. 444 (Tellico Parkway) in the Y of Tellico Village 865-458-0089 lakepthomes@comcast.net Serving ALL Area Lake Front Communities Lake Point Homes, Inc. TM “ We didn’t invent home building, we perfected it!”TM The Most Trusted BUILDER in Tennessee © Lake Point Homes, Inc. 2022. This plan is protected by Federal Copyright Laws. Do noT Co Py. Any use in whole or in part is a criminal offense punishable by law. Specifications and features can change without notice, liability or obligation. Artist renderings, dimensions and photos may not be representative of actual construction. This lot-home package built on our lot at 306 Gado Trace Only$599,900.00 ............ Built on your “builder-ready” lot (no lower level) Only$559,900.00 The Bridgewater Floor Plan

• As you enter through the front door, your spacious foyer features a very practical coat closet.

will be 8 ft. high.

• Your elegant and functional kitchen design includes stone counters, upgraded top-of-the-line “Kemper Echo” cabinets, Frigidaire Gallery (or equivalent) appliances (refrigerator not included). *NOW! If you hurry – this is where you can make many custom upgrades.*

• Your master bath suite features an exotic, oversized custom-built, curb-less, doorless, walk-in shower with seat and built-ins

February, 2023, East Tennessee’s Mountain Views • 7A This spectacular home is our newest, modern, and expansive home plan. It is designed with more custom luxury features than you can imagine – all included! The Moonstone Manor – by Lake point Homes, inC. –Located at the only red light intersection on Rt. 444 (Tellico Parkway) in the Y of Tellico Village 865-458-0089 lakepthomes@comcast.net Serving ALL Area Lake Front Communities Lake Point Homes, Inc. TM “ We didn’t invent home building, we perfected it!”TM The Most Trusted BUILDER in Tennessee © Lake Point Homes, Inc. 2022. This plan is protected by Federal Copyright Laws. Do noT Co Py. Any use in whole or in part is a criminal offense punishable by law. Specifications and features can change without notice, liability or obligation. Artist renderings, dimensions and photos may not be representative of actual construction. For Sale at 147 Sikwa Trail on a very private (over ½ acre), level and cleared lot bordering large common areas. Only$679,900.00 with 3-car garage Only$699,900.00 with 4-car garage For Sale at 308 Gado Trace on our oversized cul-de-sac lot. Only$659,900.00 with 3-car garage Or on your “builder-ready” lot. Only$629,900.00 with 3-car garage © Lake Point Homes, Inc. 2022 Shown here w IT h an op TI onal 4-car garage. The Moonstone Manor features some of the newest design elements – creating a contemporary twist on the popular Craftsman style. Just a few of the Special Features of this Impressive home: • 2,386 sq. ft. of luxurious living space with a 944 sq. ft. 3-car garage or optional 1,324 sq. ft. 4-car garage. • Outstanding curb appeal and impressive craftsman style architecture. • Award winning designer floor plan that optimizes floor space (no wasted space in this home!) • Every room is a generous and a functional size. • Your great room features a gas fireplace (select a “traditional” or stone surround.) • All of your rooms will have unique ceilings. The great room features a massive tray ceiling, the office has a tray, the master bedroom has a double tray, and the dining room has a very dramatic reverse tray. Both bedrooms #2 and #3 have unique beamed ceilings. • Your spacious office features a built-in bookcase. • Because of the magnificent soaring ceilings in your great room, all doors that are visible from this main living area
for soaps, shampoos, and accessories and it features a large and luxurious drying area with seat. Your lavish shower also includes a very large transom window which supplies plenty of natural light into your luxurious bathing space. • Bedrooms #2 and #3 share a “Jack and Jill” bath with an oversized garden tub/shower unit and large transom window. • Your home also features a conveniently located half bath.
• Your home will have the largest laundry/drop zone we have ever built. *If you hurry, you can have a hand in designing and customizing this great space.* This area could include a large number of cabinets, a bench, a closet or even an area for a second refrigerator or a freezer.
• Hardwood floors are included in the main living areas and in the master bedroom. Tile will be in the baths and laundry.
• The large covered and screened deck and open grilling porch are built with no-maintenance lifetime decking, and a gas valve is included to provide an abundance of practical outdoor living space.
• Your garage will have a large window and a “man door” and it will be completely finished and painted and will include a utility sink. Your oversized garage will have 8 ft. high doors and glass panels.
• Your home includes a dual fuel, high-efficiency heat pump with propane back-up. • 13-month builder warranty.

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If there’s anything the last two years have taught us, it’s that there is no time like the present for our clients to go out and live the life they’ve always dreamed of, and selling or buying a home is many times the first big step to living your next best life.

As a locally owned and based real estate firm with global reach, we’re proud of our 2022 milestones and accomplishments! We have so many reasons to celebrate as we look forward to another year of serving our customers. And we want to thank YOU for being a valued client in 2022. We look forward to serving you for many years to come.

And because we are better for having known you, we pledge to pay it forward with our continued support of the many volunteers and organizations that do tremendous work in our community, making this a wonderful and enriching place to live and work.

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First Baptist Continues Good News Sermons in Mark

Charlie Campbell, our interim pastor, is walking us through the entire Book of Mark chapter by chapter into early April. Sermons in February will cover the 7th through 10th chapters where Jesus spoke to crowds of thousands teaching them about the Kingdom of God and performing miracles along the way. As the sermon series continues into Spring, Pastor Charlie’s study will include a moving Tenebrae service on Good Friday and conclude on Easter Sunday when we celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus.

If you are looking for a church home, come and hear the Words of Jesus and Worship with us. Our exceptional music ministry includes our choir and orchestra under the leadership of David Whipple, Jr. Jesus commanded us to go and make disciples, and we take that charge quite seriously. Under the leadership of our Associate Pastor Kem Lindsay, we offer several adult Bible study options. Sunday Worship services are 9:00 AM and 10:30 AM, and adult Bible study options available at the same times. For more info visit us at FBCTV.org.

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Love, Actually

Iborrowed the title for this article from the popular movie that has become a favorite for viewing at Christmastime. The movie tells ten separate stories about individuals in various relationships - romantic and otherwise - many of which are intertwined with each other. The stories are all set in the five weeks before and one month after Christmas, hence the movies’ popularity at that season. Given its status as a rom-com favorite, however, I am sure it also gains viewers in the weeks leading up to Valentine’s Day. The greeting card industry has long promoted a connection between Christmas and Valentine’s Day by assuring that Christmas cards are removed from the shelves on December 26th and immediately replaced by Valentine’s cards.

We Americans love to celebrate the day of love. The greeting card industry estimates that 145 million Valentine’s cards are sent or given each year and note that this does not include cards made by children in school or at home. The cards are only the beginning, of course. There are the dinners, the roses, the candy, the jewelry, and the various other extravagances that add up to about 27 billion dollars according to the National Retail Foundation. That’s a one-day spend worthy of the US Congress.

I don’t think that these celebrations and related expenditures result from somber contemplation of the meaning of love. Rather, I suspect that they are motivated by a salad of emotions that includes, yes, affection but also desire and guilt. Greeting card companies thrive in that kind of biosphere. Valentine’s Day is what it is, and I don’t disparage its frivolity or commercial trappings. We only get in trouble if we think that St. Valentine’s Day is what love is all about.

The traditional story of the Saint for which the day is named is that he was a Roman priest in the third century who defied the emperor’s ban on marriage for soldiers by secretly performing marriages for those who asked. When his disobedience was discovered, his romantic gesture was rewarded with a death sentence. He should be named the patron saint of greeting cards.

Grizzled veterans of love – and I’m as grizzled as they come – have learned love’s lessons. We know that the long course of love requires stamina, patience, a sense of humor and – the really tough one – selflessness. Those who need more than two fingers to count the decades of their marriages or committed relationships have stories to tell and advice to give to those just starting out. The sad fact, nonetheless, is that you have to do the work to make it work. There are no shortcuts or quick fixes. Loving relationships are stories with many chapters and all the cards and roses are merely footnotes.

In my Church, we talk and read a great deal about love. In fact, we have this one story we read over and over again that is all about love and ironically begins with Christmas. It continues every Sunday throughout the year with no interruptions. It’s had a two thousand year run so far and doesn’t show signs of ending. When it comes to thinking about love it’s a good place to begin…and good place to end also.

Have a Happy Valentine’s Day.

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creased to age 73 if you’re born in the years of 1951 – 1959, and to age 75 if you’re born in 1960 or later. (If you were already subject to RMD’s, having been born in 1950 or before, there are no changes for you.) How does this

help? More time for systematic multi-year Roth IRA conversions, of course? Remember, Roth conversions are how you move money your IRA to a Roth IRA, paying tax on the conversion, but then forever shielding the amount moved in a tax-free Roth account. Roth IRAs insulate you from future tax increases and provide a taxfree legacy for your heirs.

Second, a new beneficiary strategy is available that is advantageous if the surviving spouse is older than the deceased spouse. Starting in 2024, a spouse who inherits an IRA as a primary beneficiary will have the option to be treated AS the deceased spouse. Huh? Usually, most surviving spouses roll over the IRA and take RMD’s based on his/her own age. But by electing to be treated AS the deceased (younger) spouse, it creates a longer delay before RMD’s have to start, and when they do, they’ll be a smaller dollar amount. This could be a major tax savings.

There are more tax planning opportunities that are embedded in the Secure Act 2.0, and this is important stuff, so I’m hosting a Zoom call on Thursday February 9th at 10am EST. We’ll delve deeper into these ideas plus other features such as further “rothification” of 401k’s and an interesting twist on unused college 529 plan money rolling into Roth IRA’s. Join me for a lively conversation about the Secure Act 2.0, and I’ll leave time for questions too. I promise I’ll make it fun. Call or email our office and ask to have the Zoom link emailed to you to register.

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Equipping You to “Live Your Best Life”

Local pharmacist and entrepreneur, Ellen Phillips, operates a unique, client-centered concept in pharmaceutical care: believeRX, located at 9627 Countryside Center Lane near the intersection of Middlebrook Pike and Bob Kirby Road in Knoxville. Ellen and her compassionate, caring team of highly trained pharmaceutical associates have a mission to provide traditional pharmacy services combined with a holistic approach to health and well-being. Now, with the addition of their newest pharmacist, Arlyn Cuccia, the care available at believeRX just got even better.

believeRX is a full-service traditional pharmacy where you can get all of your medications and supplements, as well as receive a personal approach to your health. Ellen and her staff believe there is more than one way to prevent or treat disease, and we offer alternative therapies such as Halotherapy (dry salt therapy for breathing conditions, skin and mental well-being), infrared heat sauna sessions, peptides, and a large selection of high-quality supplements such as Terry Naturally products, and many more.

believeRX is very different from the “national chain” pharmacy you are used to. Believing it’s time to focus on patients, not just their prescribed medications, staff members even receive additional training to become Certified Health Coaches.

Ellen and her team strive to provide a custom-tailored experience for each customer/patient by treating them as a whole individual and not just their specific ailments or prescription medications. Their name says it all, “We Believe in You” and your goal for better health, well-being, and longevity.

In addition to believeRX, Ellen and her team of health-conscious professionals have created believeRXtra in the same location, offering fresh, healthy great tasting fresh juices, smoothies, and bowls, made with real ingredients and without any added sugar. They are sweetened with only natural sweeteners such as local honey or agave - and they taste fantastic!

Medical grade protein, Blender Bombs, YourSuper, CBD Oil, MCT oil, collagen, and many other options to help promote weight loss round out the offerings to help equip you to maintain good health, and

Meet Your New Pharmacist

Arlyn Cuccia joined believeRX as a pharmacist in April 2022 after working at Walgreens for the past 14 years. She brings over 22 years’ experience to this new role. Originally from the Memphis, TN area, she completed her Doctor of Pharmacy degree at the University of Mississippi.

Arlyn has always been passionate about her patients and improving their health. Along with managing their prescription medications, she has taken an interest in a more holistic approach, which is what brought her to believeRX. Arlyn recently obtained her Integrative Pharmacy Specialist Level 1 certificate and is currently working on completing Level 2.

When not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband, two daughters, and their dog Biscuit.

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Remember the old-fashioned pharmacies of the 60’s? Like believeRX, they also featured personal, caring service and after-hours home delivery, when needed. Some even had ice cream and soda fountains. Also, like believeRX, they were very different from many assembly-line medical pharmacies of today. Those pharmacists knew their customers and treated them as individuals and friends. Going into a large, chain pharmacy, many feel treated like only a number. It is refreshing and encouraging that believeRX still

believes in personal, caring, and holistic customer service.

To experience a friendly, caring pharmacy that you might have thought no longer existed in today’s big box, assembly-line pharmacy world, you are invited to visit believeRX or believeRXtra today!

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Waiting Game

Ever hear of the old saying of, ‘don’t take no for an answer’? We all have, and we all apply it to our lives in one way or another on a daily basis.

Your hair appointments should be no different. Granted, there are many times we call in to the salon to make an appointment with our favorite provider only to find out that there is nothing available. This is where you begin to play the waiting game.

The first thing you should do is to ask who you are speaking with if they will take your name and number and ask your provider to call you back. If you have a good relationship with your stylist, they are usually going to do everything in their power to satisfy your scheduling needs and can often find little gaps in their schedule that the front desk staff is unable to offer.

When you hear back from your provider, if they are not able to accommodate your scheduling needs at that time, you should ask them to place you on their waiting list. Nearly all that manage a successful practice have a waiting list, and last minute cancellations happen on a semi-regular basis.

As long as you are flexible with your own schedule, you should be offered several options to take care of your requests. In the event that you wish to see a particular provider for the first time, simply ask the staff at the front desk to be placed on their waiting list. We would always rather fill an empty spot caused by a cancellation than to let it set there unused.

So when you can’t get the appointment you want, don’t be afraid to play the waiting game. More times than not, it all works out.

CHEO Invites you to: Improving Your Balance From the Ground Up

With Paul Kelly BS, LMT, CPT, MPKT, MMT

February 20, 2023 Northshore Area* 6:30pm (Meet & Greet) 7:00pm – (Program)

Paul Kelly, the owner of The Temple Human Performance Center uses Physiokinetix (PKT) which bridges manual therapy, neuroscience, and exercise science to help improve your balance from the ground up. Learn from Paul - life saving techniques that help prevent falls - strategies to get off and on the ground easily - daily strategies to improve balance and posture. These integrated techniques can create neuroplasticity as they regenerate the soft tissues and mediate pain. Treatment can improve muscular balance and alignment for optimal body performance and may help you recover from chronic pain or injury without surgery.

Door Prize: Free Consultation + Treatment & Training Session (1 ½ HR) ($255 Value)

Northshore LOCATION: The Temple Human Performance: 2099 Thunderhead Road Suite 205 Knoxville, TN 37922

Please check the CHEO website www.cheoknox.org for more details on the location of this CHEO program or call Diane Minch at 423 884 6031. Please note that CHEO programs will now be held on the third Monday of the month and program locations may vary from month to month.

CHEO programs are free for members, with a $10.00 suggested minimum donation for all guests. CHEO is a non-profit organization supporting holistic and integrative wellness. CHEO provides the community with many opportunities to discover pathways to well-being.

CHEO is a nonprofit organization and expressly disclaims all liability.

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e asked trend forecasters to look into their crystal balls to see what the future holds for spring ’23… color! Lots of it, with blue being one of the most prominent hues. It shouts, “Hey spring, we need you here!” There are many shades of blue available in fashions, but the strongest for this season is royal blue. Lucky for all of us, this vibrant shade looks striking on nearly every woman!

Pinks are also flooding the market in every shade, from the shocking to the subtle. Rich fuchsias, bubble gum, blush, and dusty rose are only a few of the options you’ll be able to choose from.

Color is always a huge buzzword for spring, and this year is no exception!

Shades of blue are some of the favorites for most everyone; ranging from chambray for a more casual feel to aqua, evoking energy and excitement… and, of course, navy for spring is always a mainstay!

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“My personal attention to my teeth came much later in life when I sought those that could help me have and keep a better appearance and longer lasting, healthy smile,” continued Billymac. “I would cover my natural smile, because I realized it was from neglect. Also, the expense to improve my smile was always a major factor. After years of visiting a variety of dental providers, I finally found the level of dental care I always sought at Heritage Family Dentistry when my dentist retired. Heritage Family Dentistry was committed to helping me achieve the new smile I desired.

“At an age of 62, I really enjoy the compliments from others that my new smile brings,” said Billymac. “One of the best things that has happened to me is my renewed self-confidence and the new doors of opportunity that have opened up to me thanks to Heritage Family Dentistry. I love their professionalism as well.

“I would highly recommend Heritage Family Dentistry to everyone, particularly if you enjoy smiling and laughing, which is contagious and begins the moment you enter their office and you meet Ms. Brandy.”

Heritage Family Dentistry offers a full line of advanced dental services and procedures including:

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Invisalign offers you that perfect smile that you’ve always dreamed of. Using the latest advancements in orthodontic technology, these virtually “invisible” aligners will help you create that beautiful smile that will enhance both your appearance and self-esteem. To learn more about Heritage Family Dentistry, call 865-816-9211 or visit them online at www.hfdsmiles.com. Your new smile awaits you.

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East Tennessee Wildlife

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animal. Not too many get to see the affectionate side of wildlife, and some might not even realize how much love wildlife have for their families. But if you sit down long enough and watch any kind of wildlife family, you will see that strong bond. I see it more often in moms with their little ones and siblings, but of course I have seen it with mates. I will never understand how one can say animals don’t feel or anything along those lines, because I have seen it firsthand all too many times. When I go photographing, I go out with a mindset of hoping to get these kinds of interactions; these moments are really so special. Please enjoy these photos which represent a few of the moments I hold close to my heart. I hope they make you as happy as they make me. Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Fox Hugs - If this doesn’t make you feel warm and fuzzy, I don’t know what will. Such a sweet moment between this mom and her baby. Mom came home after a long day of being away and I believe this particular baby was just so happy. Out of all the animals I photograph, the red fox is definitely one to show more affection.

Achallenging build during the worst of times….

The 2020 – 2021 building season reinforced Charles Dickens’ words in the Tale of Two Cities “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness…” Keener Homes turned the 2020 – 21 building season into the “best as possible” time for my home build. They met or exceeded the obstacles of the 2021 building season. During this time, all builders were faced with COVID enhanced problems - wildly fluctuating lumber prices, supply chain issues, and labor shortages. In addition to all the COVID related problems, Keener Homes also faced dealing with me - a recently widowed, out of town client, who had never made a solo decision before, building on a very difficult steep lot with beautiful trees, on a fixed budget with midcentury, contemporary style. I believed I had an impossible dream.

Keener Homes built my sister and brother-in-law’s large lake-front home over 16 years ago, and I have always admired the beauty, quality, and structural integrity of her home. I never thought that I could afford a custom Keener home, nor believed that they would build a smaller, more contemporary home. From the first meeting, I realized that Keener Homes was the correct decision. They listened - really listened - and understood the vision I had for my home. They set realistic allowances so that I could stay within budget while achieving the most important design concepts. I left Tellico Village shortly after with full confidence that I had selected an honest, dependable, and capable builder who would make my dream become reality. The build went smoothly and efficiently because of the consistency of the Keener Homes crews. The trim person had actually worked on my sister’s house. The crews worked together smoothly because of the close relationships that have been built over the years.

Some of the challenges facing out of town clients include, communication, selecting products and materials, verifying that work is well done in a timely manner, and staying within budget. Again, Keener Homes exceeded my expectations. Communication was open and very responsive. Calls and questions (no matter how complicated or trivial) were promptly answered. Monthly updates reflecting accurate and labor costs were emailed and weekly (sometime daily) photos showed the quality of the work and provided verification of work progress. Keener Homes provides many vendors for each building project and décor. It is a personal choice to select the vendor you are most comfortable with and can provide the best product for your budget. Zoom meetings were used to make selections and decorating choices throughout the project. Even though I had a smaller scale project, the builder and vendors

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treated me with the upmost respect, courtesy, and professionalism. I respect and admire Keener Homes for building my house as if it was their own. They kept me informed of any delays due to supply chain issues. Very infrequently, choices had to be revisited because of budget constraints or manufacturing issues, but Keener Homes would provide me with a variety of close matches to make new choices. – Marie McClendon Serving Tellico Village and surrounding areas since 1994. KH Keener Homes, Inc. www.keenerhomes.net | 865-458-1759 218 Lakeside Plaza, Loudon, TN 37774 “Trust is the foundation your home is built on.” KH Keener Homes, Inc. www.keenerhomes.net | 865-458-1759 218 Lakeside Plaza, Loudon, TN 37774 “Trust is the foundation your home is built on.” “I believed I had an impossible dream, but Keener Homes exceeded my expectations!” Allen A. Scott, CPA Professional Tax & Accounting Services Over 30 Years of Industrial / Small Business / Personal Experience ~ SERVICES ~ •Individual & Business Tax Planning & Preparation •State Tax Returns •IRS Representation •Accounting / Bookkeeping •Financial Statement Preparation •Payroll •Quarterly Reports •W-2’s & 1099’s •Sales Tax Returns Allen A. Scott, CPA 520 Cook St., Suite F Madisonville, TN 37354 423-442-3530 | 865-986-4035 allen@ascottcpa.com
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Though wildlife and nature photography hold her heart, you can contact Kalley for all of your photography needs, including sports, portraits, still life, food, real-estate, weddings, and photojournalism. Kalley uses a Canon 7d markii, paired with a Canon 100-400mm lens for all of her photos. Do you have an wild animal lover on your Christmas list? You can purchase photos or prints of Kalley’s wildlife photography on a variety of products (mugs, mousepads, magnets, etc.). Have a favorite animal that you’d like some text included? Custom orders welcome. Just go to https://kalleycook.smugmug.com or email Kalley. Shipping is available. Photographing the beauty of Tennessee, and the wildlife who call it home. Fawn Sweetness -As if fawns aren’t sweet enough on their own! Then add one more to the mix; you get extra sweetness. These two sleepy siblings were cleaning each other just before they decided to lie down right next to each other and take a little nap.
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This posh Luxury Vinyl Plank Flooring is one of the most sought after interior features by both homeowners and designers today. Available in both wood and stone finishes, these surfaces offer unparalleled beauty, versatility, longevity and resale appeal. And you can now install LVP Flooring in any room of your home or business, below grade, in kitchens and baths, there’s no limitation. Virtually indistinguishable from their genuine hardwood or stone cousins, Luxury Vinyl Plank Flooring offers authentic wood and stone surfaces rich in texture, grain and contour, and in all the colors, tones and hues imaginable, just as nature intended.

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Cathedral Concert Series Presents Mozart! An Operatic Feast

featuring Amadeus Chamber Ensemble and Brian Salesky Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus – February 5, 2023

The Amadeus Chamber Ensemble is delighted to announce “Mozart! An Operatic Feast,” the third concert of its 2022-2023 Season presented by the Cathedral Concert Series. The program, devoted to operatic works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, will take place on Sunday, February 5, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. in the Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus (711 S. Northshore Drive, Knoxville).

T h i s m o n t h w e w a n t e d t o s h a r e a f e w o f o u r f a v o r i t e d e s i g n t i p s t h a t w o r k f o r a n y d e s i g n s t y l e ! H a v e a d e s i g n q u e s t i o n t h a t h a s b e e n t r o u b l i n g y o u ? S c h e d u l e y o u r c o m p l i m e n t a r y c o n s u l t a t i o n t o d a y ! W e c a n h e l p y o u w o r k t h r o u g h y o u r d e s i g n d i l e m m a a n d g e t s t a r t e d o n t h e s o l u t i o n !

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Brian Salesky, former Executive and Artistic Director of Knoxville Opera, will conduct the concert featuring beloved favorites and intriguing rarities from 15 Mozart operas. Maestro Salesky, who made his 1999 Knoxville debut conducting Mozart’s Don Giovanni at the Tennessee Theatre, produced a unique Mainly Mozart Festival here in 2006. The quintet of soloists includes Venezuelan soprano Maria Brea (Knoxville debut), soprano Jacqueline Brecheen (previously heard with the Amadeus Chamber Ensemble), New York mezzosoprano Kara Cornell (Knoxville debut), tenor Kirk Dougherty (previously featured in Knoxville Opera productions of Mefistofele, Gianni Schicchi, and The Impresario), and Minnesota Opera baritone Aaron Keeney (Knoxville debut). The Ensemble’s concertmaster is internationally renowned violinist Miroslav Hristov who will play solos in scenes from The Shepherd King and “The Abduction” from the Seraglio Admission is free. Reservations are suggested to ensure a seat and may be made at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ cathedral-concert-mozart-an-operatic-feast-tickets-502655906347

This concert is made possible by generous support from Karen Sisk (In Memory of Jerry Sisk), Nancy and Charlie Wagner, Dr. Sharon Lord, The Sood Family, Dr. and Mrs. Monroe Trout, Patricia Bible and KaTom Restaurant Supply, Margaret Goodman, Jeffrey Samuels, Alice Torbett, HomeTrust Bank, Townes Osborn and Robert Marquis, Rick Fox and Ralph Cianelli, and Ruth and Joe Fielden.

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As aggravating as hearing loss can be, at times it can be tempting to avoid treating it. We get it. Treatment for hearing loss can be a big investment and may seem a bit overwhelming. Maybe it just seems easier to raise the volume on your TV and get on with your life. But hearing loss is like any other medical condition. Not only can it affect your physical health, but it can damage your mental well-being too. So, we’re here to ask you a question: is letting your hearing loss go untreated worth the risk?

There are numerous issues that can come from untreated hearing loss. But we’ll list just some of them here:

» Anxiety from not being able to hear a child, or a fire alarm

» Difficulty talking to and understanding family and friends

» Balance issues and increased risk of falling

» Loss of sleep or irritation due to tinnitus (ringing in the ears)

» Depression from social isolation and trouble communicating with loved ones

» Fatigue from sleep loss and the extra effort to follow conversations

» The fear of missing out by not hearing important parts of a conversation

» Strained relationships

Recent studies show that people with untreated hearing loss are at an increased risk of developing dementia, while treatment for hearing loss can reduce that risk.

Whatever your situation, treating your hearing loss can improve your quality of life, sometimes drastically. That s why at Tellico Hearing Solutions, we are here to help you find out if a hearing device is right for you. Whether in our office or in the comfort of your own home, our cutting-edge technology helps us perform complete and thorough testing of your hearing. After a comprehensive test, we ll not only tell you if a hearing aid is appropriate for you, but we ll also fit you with the best device for your hearing situation and budget. We can even provide devices to make everyday living easier. These include devices for use with your phone, TV, or other audio equipment. We can help you enjoy the simple pleasures of life again, like a conversation with your family or a good song on the radio. Trust us, you won t believe what a difference it can make!

We understand that plenty of people don’t even want to think about getting a hearing aid. We really do understand. Robert, our Certified Hearing Instrument Specialist, is a long-time hearing aid wearer himself, so he knows exactly what dealing with hearing loss is like. More than that, he also knows what it s like to feel the joy of getting his hearing back. He wants to help others experience the same thing for themselves. That s why we can guarantee you’ll receive compassionate, thoughtful care and the best hearing aid available for you.

Untreated hearing loss can have a damaging effect on almost every area of your life, and it will only get worse the longer you leave it alone. With our free hearing evaluation, you can take the first step towards changing your life for the better

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In the Garden February

Let’s go ahead and start this month by talking about the Christmas freeze. We are getting daily calls about “dead” plants and what to do about them, so here is what you need to know.

First of all, it was not the low temperature that damaged the plants - it was how quickly the temperature dropped. Our temperatures had been very moderate in early December, and many of us had new growth and even bulbs emerging. When the temperature dropped almost 50 degrees in the span of 24 hours, the plants simply did not have time to adapt. If cold comes gradually, plants will pull the water from their leaves to their roots and send sugars in as somewhat of a plant antifreeze. Since they didn’t have time to do that, the water froze in the cells, causing them to rupture. Plants can’t fix that, so they have to push all those leaves off and grow new ones. Some have pushed their leaves off already, and some will hold on to them until new ones grow. In either case, those plants are not going to be pretty for some time.

What should you do? Wait. It will be late May or even later before we see the extent of the damage. In the meantime, you should leave them alone. Only prune plants that you would normally prune this time of year (more on that later) and be patient with everything else. Nature takes

time to heal.

Now let’s get back to our regular to-do list. As always, go out and walk around your yard to see what is going on. This is especially important considering the freeze damage. Remember to look up, down, and all around. Look up at tree branches to see if you have sparse canopies, broken or damaged branches, loose bark, woodpecker holes, or mushrooms. Look down for weeds, mole tunnels, vole holes, or shallow holes where possums, skunks, or raccoons are digging for grubs. Note shrubs that are heavily damaged in case you must replace any, but don’t give up on them too soon.

Here are some other things that you can do this month:

» If you are growing vegetables this year, now is a good time to get your beds ready. Work leaf mold, processed manure, and compost into the soil. I also like to use worm castings as an amendment. Adding amendments now will give them time to break down to add nutrients to the soil.

» It should be warm enough to sow greens, lettuce, peas, radishes, and onions by the end of February. If you have a cold frame, you can start cold weather veggies such as broccoli, cauliflower, and cabbage.

» A 3” layer of mulch on gardens and

flower beds helps keep soil temperature and moisture levels more stable. Remember to make donuts and not volcanoes around trees - piling mulch around the trunk damages it.

» February is a good time to prune summer blooming deciduous shrubs and broadleaf evergreens, but I urge caution. If your plants were badly damaged by the freeze, pruning will stress them further. It would be a good idea to go a little lighter on the pruning than usual until you see what survived and what didn’t. No Crepe Murder! Please do your research before you start whacking away. We are planning a Pruning workshop for late February, so watch for that. It is fine to wait until then to do your pruning.

If you haven’t cleaned out your beds, this is a great time to cut out the privet, honeysuckle, and wild grapes that hide in your shrubs. You can also vent some frustration pulling weeds. Stay current with your weeding or you will have a much bigger problem to deal with in the spring!

Do not forget the birds. They are hav-

ing a hard time in the cold and really appreciate a full, clean feeder. High fat foods such as black oil sunflower seeds and suet will help them stay warm. A heated birdbath will create a spa!

» Indoor plants can also use a little love this time of year. Check them for diseases and insects and make notes about which ones need to be up potted or divided. I usually give my smaller plants a shower in the sink to rinse off the dust that has accumulated and use a cloth or Swiffer to clean off the larger plants. It is also time to resume fertilizing if you took a break while they were dormant. I prefer to use an organic product like Espoma on a bi-weekly basis.

I know you will soon have lots of questions about your plants, so don’t hesitate to give us a call or stop by. We want to help you have a beautiful yard!

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entire family can enjoy all year-round? Now is the perfect time to install the totally unique underdeck ceiling system from Undercover Systems under your home’s existing raised decks. This underdeck system will ensure this year’s events will be protected from unexpected and unwanted rain, snow, and the searing summertime sun.

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Closet Trends for 2023

Closets: Everybody has them. And a good closet system can certainly make your life easier and more organized, especially your primary closet.

Well thought out and organized closets not only help maximize storage capacity, but they also increase the value of your home. In fact, for the past few years, primary closets with plenty of storage have been one of the top 10 features people look for when buying a new house.

If you’re thinking about renovating your primary bedroom suite or building a new house, here are a few trends for 2023.

His and Her Closets – Create perfect harmony with your significant other with his and her closets. Women are adding touches of glamour with chandeliers and mirror accents. Men prefer less glamour but want to display and easily find items like special hats or ties. With two walk-in master closets, each person can create a custom design that meets their

individual needs. If it’s one large walk-in closet, create sides that are mirror images, so neither partner gets more storage than the other. Equality does breed harmony.

Ditch the Dresser – To make more room in the bedroom, homeowners are saying goodbye to their dressers. Incorporating drawers and shelving in the closet allows for space and versatility to store your entire wardrobe. Drawer storage in the closet provides an out-of-sight organization while lending an attractive, smooth finished look. The primary closet is now designed to be one-stop-shop when it comes to getting dressed.

Counters – If you have the luxury of space, an island provides the perfect place for a landing zone of daily items. If there isn’t enough space for an island, have a contrasting or matching countertop placed above a double set of deep drawers. Homeowners are often using this

space not only as a landing zone, but also as a charging station by placing an outlet just above the countertop.

Multifunctional Designs - Most often space is a premium in homes, so homeowners are looking to maximize what they have and evolve the space to fit their needs. Designing space in large walk-in closets for multipurpose functions, such as including a vanity or a place to sit down, is rising.

Whatever your style, The Tailored Closet will design a custom closet that fits your needs. As whole-home organization specialists, Tailored Living also has innovative storage solutions for the pantry, laundry, home offices, garage and more. Make 2023 the year of organization.



President’s Day Facts

This holiday is most often referred to as President’s Day. However, the official title for the federal holiday is Washington’s Birthday. President’s Day, scheduled for the third Monday in February, was created to honor all the previous presidents of the United States. Here are some interesting bits of presidential trivia. Did you know?

★ George Washington was the only president unanimously elected. Meaning all of the state representatives voted for him.

★ John Adams and Thomas Jefferson both died on July 4th, 1826, the 50th anniversary of the approval of the Declaration of Independence!

★ James Monroe was the 5th president, but the 3rd to die on the 4th of July.

★ Thomas Jefferson was an accomplished architect. He designed his famous home at Monticello as well as buildings for the University of Virginia.

★ George Washington and James Madison are the only presidents who signed the Constitution.

★ James Madison was the shortest president at 5 feet 4 inches tall and weighed 100 pounds.

★ Abraham Lincoln was the tallest president at 6 feet 4 inches tall (Lyndon B. Johnson was also 6’ 4”).

★ On the day he was shot, Lincoln told his bodyguard that he had dreamt he would be assassinated.

★ Abraham Lincoln often stored things like letters and documents in his tall stove-piped hat.

★ At 42 years, 10 months, 18 days old, Teddy Roosevelt was the youngest man to hold the office of president.

★ Teddy Roosevelt was blind in his left eye due to an injury in a boxing match.

★ When Ronald Reagan was shot by an assassin in 1981, he joked “I forgot to duck”.

★ Andrew Jackson was shot in the chest during a gun duel but managed to stay standing and shoot and kill his opponent. The bullet could not be safely removed and remained in his chest for the next 40 years.

★ Martin Van Buren was the first president to be born a citizen of the United States. The presidents before him were born as British subjects.

★ William Henry Harrison died just 32 days after becoming president. He died from a cold he got while standing in the rain giving his inauguration speech.

★ The “S” in Harry S. Truman does not stand for anything, it refers to the names of both of his grandfathers, Anderson Shipp Truman and Solomon Young.

★ Theodore Roosevelt has the most national parks named in his honor.

★ William Howard Taft was the last President to have facial hair while in office.

★ John Tyler was the first President to serve without actually being elected to office.

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Interesting Facts About

» Valentine’s Day is also called St. Valentine’s Day or the Feast of St. Valentine.

» Originally, the day was celebrated to commemorate Valentinus (later known as Saint Valentine), who was arrested for marrying young couples at a time when weddings were banned by the emperor, about AD270. He was executed on February 14th

» The first Valentine’s Day was celebrated by Pope Gelasius I in AD496 to commemorate the Christian martyr Saint Valentine of Rome.

» Valentine’s Day has been associated with love and romance since the 14th century through Henry Chaucer. It was in the 18th century that couples began to exchange gifts, flowers, cards, and candies to express their love.

» The X became a symbol for a kiss in medieval times, or Middle Ages, because people who couldn’t write signed their name as an X and kissed it to show good faith.

» Red roses are common during this day because it’s known as the “flower of love”. It is said to be the favorite flower of Venus, the roman goddess of love and beauty.

» We believe that among all the people who receive Valentine’s Day cards, teachers might get the most!

» Over 145 million Valentine’s Day cards are sent every Valentine’s Day, which makes it the second biggest holiday for exchanging cards, right after Christmas.

» Back in the 1800s, doctors prescribed chocolate as a treatment for those who had been disappointed in love – that’s why chocolates are one of the most common gifts during this holiday.

» Richard Cadbury created the first heart-shaped Valentine’s Day candy box in 1861. He created the first box of chocolates that we often buy as Valentine’s Day gifts. Over 36 million heart shaped chocolate boxes are purchased around the world each year.

» In the 1800’s, Valentine’s Day cards were often imported from Europe; they were quite expensive. Esther Howland is credited for popularizing Valentine’s Day cards in America by hand crafting prettier and more affordable cards that became extremely popular in the years to come. She is also responsible for the introduction of the “lift-up” Valentine. After her death, she was called “The Mother of the American Valentine.”

Sources: https://kidsactivitiesblog.com/163382/valentines-day-facts/ https://blog.njm.com/the-history-of-valentines-day-candy#:~:text=Heart%2DShaped%20Boxes%20of%20Chocolates,of%20chocolates%20for%20Valentine’s%20Day. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Esther_Howland

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Communication is an art, and it can require redirection and creativity. When you’re talking with someone with diminished memory and verbal skills, it’s important to check yourself and your expectations of what a “normal” conversation sounds like. Approach your loved one from the front, have your body language be welcoming, with a smile and open hands. Use their name with a calm voice, as your emotions can easily be understood by the individual with dementia.

If you are asking a question, “yes” or “no” responses can be productive. If asking more complicated questions, break down the language into words that are more easily understood. Rephrasing a question may not be helpful; repeat the question in the same way so you don’t confuse them. Practice the pause - it may take up to 90 seconds to get a response. Become comfortable with silence; that is a gift you give them. If they get frustrated answering, don’t jump in to finish their answer. Just respond with something like, “I forget words all the time”. Slow your pace of talking, using simple directives. If you expect a multi-part task, break it down into one step at a time, or model the action. What about those moments of anger or frustration we have when the conversations are stressful, or too slow, or we are challenged by the repetition? You may be able to redirect the conversation, or even just validate your loved one by acknowledging their frustration and offer comfort. Sometimes it’s helpful to take a break and leave the room for a few minutes to calm the situation. Understanding that each day may bring different behaviors, changing levels of communication, or moments of unexpected joy, is essential to granting grace to you and your loved one.

As the Alzheimer’s or dementia progresses, language may diminish. The brain preserves rhythm, but not language; that is why songs, music, poems remain a part of the person. They may begin to “chatter” in a conversational way, but the words make no sense. To the speaker, the rhythm of the words seems right, and they feel they are conveying thoughts. Acknowledge their efforts and embrace those moments of clarity. This was made clear to me in a recent conversation in December, when we visited an antiques store; a “young” lady of 99 was greeting customers as she often does. Over the past year we have noticed a decline in her verbal ability, but she still is a highlight of our visits. That Sunday, her son explained that she had been “chattering” all day, but not making any sense. As we said our farewell and wished her a Merry Christmas, she looked into my eyes and clearly uttered, “You be happy.” That was a moment of pure joy, as she shared her wish for me.

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