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Volume II, Issue 7 - October / November 2012

SPARTANBURG y a d y r e v e Complimentary

Taco and Yazzy at Spartanburg Pediatric Dentistry "Are Getting Ready for the Holidays" Digital Mammography at St. Luke’s Hospital A Celebration ! Chapman Cultural Center

Gifting Opportunities for the Holiday Season


Miracles in Spartanburg


The Haven, located near Main Street in downtown Spartanburg, is a homeless shelter for families. Read about the good work going on at The Haven and the continuing struggle by the executive director, paid employees and volunteers to the board to keep The Haven operating in our community. Learn about the partnership between The Haven and The Pumpkin Path, the children’s Halloween event held at Hatcher Garden.

Celebrate with a Flash Mob

Fall at Hatcher Garden

SPARTANBURG y a d y r eve Publication Acknowledgements: Editors: Joy Mabry Wanda Mabry

Design and Layout: Reid Price, Future’s Graphics, LLC Noah Williams, Future’s Graphics, LLC Staff Photographer: Julia V. Photography Contributing Photographer: Mira Photography Contributing Writers: Tony Forest Lynn Garrick Beverly Knight Stacey Redden Cleve Seay Jennifer Wilson Staff Writers: Joy Mabry Wanda Mabry Sales Staff: Robert Childers Everette Murray Kaylon Petitt

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this publication. However, the publisher cannot assume responsibility for errors or omissions. No part of this book may be reproduced in any manner whatsoever without written permission. Copyright ©2012.


Chapman Cultural Center is going all out to celebrate its five-year anniversary on Saturday, October 27th with a festival and open house. The entire community is invited to come and enjoy the activities which start at 10 a.m. There will be music, dance, art and hands on activities. The ‘be sure you don’t miss it’ event at this celebration will be a first for Spartanburg, a flash mob. Read Steve Wong’s article to learn more details about this celebration.

Treasures and Wood Icing?


Terri Simandl opened a unique store called Terris Treasures in the Farmers Marketplace and it is filled with ‘gems’. Read about Terri’s love for antiques and collectibles, as well as her love for repurposing items. Learn about the classes Terri teaches on preserving and restoring antiques. Find out what Wood Icing is and the only place in the state that you can go to learn this technique.

St Luke’s-A Unique Hospital


October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and St. Luke’s Hospital wants to help keep our community healthy with the latest technology. Read about the strides made in diagnosing and treating breast cancer. Learn about the digital capabilities you will find St. Luke’s using in the fight against breast cancer. Find out what silent disease affects many women and how St. Luke’s can detect this largely treatable condition. SPARTANBURGEVERYDAY.COM •


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appy Birthday to us!! We are one year old, and what an exciting year it has been! We would like to celebrate our first year by giving back to a community that has opened its heart and resources to us by doing the same. This past year, the staff at Spartanburg Everyday and our supportive advertisers have worked with many non-profit groups in Spartanburg to bring awareness to the community of the missions and needs of these vital organizations. In this season of Thanksgiving, we are continuing to help bring awareness of the needs of the community by donating our time, money, and resources to these organizations and ask you to do the same by supporting fund-raising events, or donating time, money, and resources to ensure these programs continue to improve our community.

In this “getting ready for the holidays” edition, our advertising partners have provided us with information, fresh foods, fashions and accessories, gifts, and entertainment for the holiday season. Take advantage of these exceptional products, discounts, ideas and services as you prepare for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Sometimes I think it is difficult to enjoy one occasion or season before it’s time to prepare for the next, but I know that you will agree with me when I say that it is always worth it. The “getting ready” for the holiday’s season can be so stressful, fun, exciting, and busy that we have a tendency to forget to take care of ourselves and our pets. Give yourself and your furry friends the best gift of the season by eating healthy, exercising, resting, and keeping your medical appointments. Ladies, don’t forget October is breast cancer month so be sure to schedule your mammograms, and fall is a great time to have “Fido” spayed or neutered. Thank you from the staff of Spartanburg Everyday for a wonderful first year and we look forward to serving you for many more!

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to some, SPARTANBURG comes naturally By Steve Wong

When I was a little boy growing up in Fort Mill, South Carolina, there was a road sign at an intersection that pointed to Spartanburg. Actually, I lived in Indian Land, which at the time was just a schoolbased community in the panhandle of the state on land the Native Americans said was theirs and they wanted it back. I must have sat at that intersection a million times during my first 18 years of life, always giving a passing thought to “Where is Spartanburg? What is Spartanburg?” For some 25 years now, I’ve lived in Spartanburg, and though I know where Spartanburg is on the map, I still often wonder “What is Spartanburg?” To me, Spartanburg is that big little town in the foothills of South Carolina that constantly reminds me of our mill village heritage. I grew up knowing about what-was-then-called “cotton mills,” a phrase you don’t hear often anymore. Some how the words “cotton mills” became quietly politically incorrect, in favor of “textiles.” I guess “cotton mill boss” just doesn’t have the same ring to it as “textile executive,” connotations notwithstanding. But in my own little mind, I still think very highly of my uncle Douglas and aunt Berta, both of whom worked their entire lives in the weaving rooms on the third and second shifts, respectively. And my mother, for reasons I don’t really understand, has a second “get-away” home in Great Falls, South Carolina, a quite defunct little mill village. My wife’s mother’s family is from Spartanburg, and that is what brought us here—that and the promise of jobs. We were young and open to the idea of living in the Carolina foothills at least for a few years. Several jobs and two children later, we’re still here and still open to the idea of living in the Carolina foothills probably for the rest of lives. (Unless I win the lottery and then “so long, Sparkle City.” The foothills of the French Alps might be worth a try.) When people ask us where we live, we usually start broad and narrow down the more exact location depending on the audience: Carolina foothills… Upstate South Carolina… Spartanburg… Inman… Gramling… in a peach orchard, across the street from a par three golf course. Actually, my very first introduction to Spartanburg was to Converse Heights, that well-heeled, high-hedged nice old neighborhood just east of downtown. I was impressed and still am, but then I’m from Indian Land. As a country boy with an eye for the mountains, I naturally gravitated northward and settled in Gramling, where they finally removed the single yellow flashing traffic light for lack of need. When I step out on my back porch, I can’t see a single neighbor (and they can’t see me) and I have the privacy to do whatever comes naturally. Like any place, there are many facets to Spartanburg, and it is never fair to accept one person’s perception of a place. Spartanburg is what any of us make of it. To some, it is a college town because we do have a lot of colleges and the number of students to prove it. But, some how that college town feel has never come over me. Downtown Columbia has it. Clemson certainly has it. Even Rock Hill has a little of it. Other than sitting in Groucho’s Deli at the corner of Main and Church streets eating an Apollo Dipper, Spartanburg has just never felt like a college town to me. I’m sure it’s just that Indian Land upbringing that shortens my sight on this collegiate horizon. Still others see Spartanburg as a Meca for the arts, a hub of business, where the state’s best peaches are grown, a Beacon to fried food a plenty, the slow little sister to big bad Greenville, Textile Town, Hub City. One man’s big little mill village is another man’s heaven. I noticed several years ago that the sign in Fort Mill pointing to Spartanburg has disappeared. I don’t know why. Maybe it served its purpose. It pointed my way.

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By Tony Forest Sweet wine is a category that is both loved by many and confusing to most others. In a country that has grown up on things that are sweet, such as soft drinks, kool-aid, sweet tea etc., you would think wine that has sweetness would be one of the largest sellers. But I believe misunderstanding keeps it closer to the bottom in sales. First let me explain that not all wines that are sweet have the same flavor profile. When I use the word “sweet” with a customer in the store, what they usually think is sweet like pancake syrup. And yes, there are some wines out there that fall into that category. They typically are fruity in flavor, extremely sweet and may remind you of a time in your life you felt terrible the morning after drinking them. They usually had names of fruit or numbers in the label. For our discussion, we will talk about wine that is more balanced. An apple is a great way to think about sweet. When it is under ripe, it will have too much acidity and not enough fruit and sweetness. A few days over ripe, and it will still be edible, but it has too much fruit and sweetness. When it is perfectly ripe it has the fruit and the sweetness, but it also has that little bit of zing from the acidity on the finish. I do not have enough space in this article to explain the different ways that sweet wines can be made, but if you stop by Carriage House Wines, we can continue this conversation. Below are a few wines that are outstanding examples of sweet wines. Villa Rosa Moscato d’Asti $14.99 – Do not get confused with all the inexpensive (cheap) Moscatos you see in the grocery stores. The ones that are the finest come from the Asti region in northern Italy. Villa di Campobello Il Santo $14.99 375ml – No this wine is not from our Campobello, but from the Tuscany region of Italy. It is made from grapes that are dried, then pressed to release beautiful fruit and sweetness. The Italians dip their biscotti in this wine. Chateau De Caldroy Muscat de Rivesaltes $12.99 375ml – From France, this dessert wine has beautiful balance and a distinctive finish that comes from the way the wine is processed. It’s fantastic by itself or with certain cheeses and foie gras.

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Our Community

The Haven and Hatcher Garden Sponsor Pumpkin Path By Beverly Knight

Who: The Haven and Hatcher Garden & Woodland Preserve What: The Pumpkin Path Halloween Event for Children up to Age 12 When: Oct. 25, 4 – 6 p.m. Where: 820 John B. White Blvd, Spartanburg, SC The Haven and Hatcher Garden & Woodland Preserve are teaming up to create a special Halloween experience for children on Oct. 25, 4 – 6 p.m. The Pumpkin Path, open to children age 12 and under, will provide a variety of activities and treat stations along the paved paths at Hatcher Garden. “Hatcher is excited to work with The Haven, another nonprofit organization that does great work in the community, to make this safe and fun evening possible for children,” Robin Vollmer, executive director of Hatcher Garden, says of the event that is being held for the second year at the garden. The Pumpkin Path opens at 4 p.m., providing activities and treat stations throughout the garden. Ghostly Balloons, Mummy and Daddy Wrap, Pumpkin Coin Toss and Face Painting are just a few of the activities that children can enjoy along with their parents. There will also be an opportunity for children to be photographed. Activities will conclude at 6 p.m. to keep things safe for the little ones. Cindi Goodin, director of The Haven, a shelter for homeless families, came up with the concept for the event to

provide local children a fun, safe Halloween experience while raising awareness of the benefits of nonprofits partnering for the good of the community. “The Pumpkin Path is the result of the collaborative efforts of two uniquely different local nonprofit organizations,” Goodin says of the event that was so successful its first year that the organizations immediately began making plans for a bigger and better event this year. Local businesses have signed on as sponsors, providing both money and in-kind donations to ensure success. The partnership is an effort to raise public awareness of both organizations’ missions of service within the community while providing a needed service. “Our partnership with Hatcher Garden is special in that our organizations and missions are uniquely different, yet we have come together to offer our community a very special experience,” Goodin says, adding that the goal of The Haven’s Daily Living Skills program is “to open our folks’ minds to the greater world of possibilities.” This event is particularly special to her because it demonstrates one of her key philosophies - “that differences can be wonderfully compatible.” Individuals are encouraged to bring donations for the Haven. “Donations of money or any other items that can be used to support The Haven’s mission are appreciated,” Goodin says, emphasizing that through donations of items such as food, paper products and cleaning supplies, people can help further the ability of The Haven to serve its clients. The primary purpose of The Pumpkin Path is to provide a safe and supervised alternative to Halloween activities that might not be available to or suitable for young children. All activities will be located along Hatcher Garden’s paved paths. Treat stations will be set up on the Bartram Trail. Hatcher Garden’s mission is to provide a place where the public can come for inspiration, enjoyment and education through the study of nature. Hosting The Pumpkin Path, Vollmer says, helps to further that mission. The 10 acres of woodland in the heart of the city provides a perfect setting for children and their parents to “trick or treat” while enjoying a completely supervised Halloween experience. For information, contact Goodin at (864)582-6737 or Vollmer at (864)574-7724, or go to www.thehavenshelter. com or SPARTANBURGEVERYDAY.COM •


Our Community The Haven has a waiting list most months of the year. The largest provider of shelter and services for homeless families in Spartanburg County, with the capacity to accommodate up to nine families or 37 individuals at a time, The Haven sheltered 61 families and turned away 246 due to lack of capacity in 2011.

A Place to Call Home

By Beverly Knight Photography by Julia V Photography

These words on the wall just inside the entrance to The Haven, a homeless shelter for families, are echoed by those who work to ensure that the needs of those who seek shelter there are met. From the executive director, paid employees and volunteers to the board members who struggle to fund programs in an economic climate that does not make it easy, everyone associated with The Haven, located just blocks off Main Street in downtown Spartanburg, is aware of the fact that homelessness has increased significantly. “Family homelessness has been a growth ‘industry’ since 2006,” says Cindi Goodin, executive director of the shelter that operates at maximum capacity most every night. In fact,

Ron Fields, treasurer of The Haven’s board, first became involved in the organization when his firm, Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP, volunteered its Spartanburg staff to assist in organizing rooms in The Haven’s new location on South Church Street. That first experience, Fields says, “opened my eyes as to just how blessed I and people I associate with are. It also reminded me of the needs of so many less fortunate than me.” As a long time investor in residential real estate in Spartanburg, Fields had experienced homelessness firsthand and was pleased to discover an opportunity to do something about it. When a colleague in his office made him aware of a United Way posting that The Haven was seeking a volunteer board member with an accounting background, he offered his services. “I discovered that the service being provided there is needed and special. If every person of means in our community could spend some time at the Haven when tenants are there, their hearts would be changed,” Fields says. The Haven was established in 1983 as an outreach ministry of Second Presbyterian Church, an affiliation that it still maintains. In 2007, faced with growing numbers who needed services, The Haven implemented a capital campaign to raise money to buy the former location of SafeHomes and increase its shelter capacity by 35 percent. It moved to its current location, a late 19th century home near the main post office, in November 2009. However, extra shelter space in an older building comes with a cost, including crucial needs to update both the plumbing and electrical systems. The 2013 budget of $274,000 takes care of bare bones necessities. “As with all nonprofits, and especially the low profile ones like The Haven, fundraising is an ongoing process and we operate on a shoestring,” Fields says. “Our plan is to determine the budget for these renovations. Once that is accomplished, we plan to raise funds to get it done. It really needs to be done now.”

Left to right: The staff at The Haven: Lily Jackson, office receptionist , Robin Alexander, shelter manager, Cindi Goodin, executive director , Kelly Schlossin, services manager

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Goodin has utilized all her past experiences – as a counselor, educator, trainer, program developer and manager – since assuming the executive director’s po-

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“I am grateful that I learned about the good work going on at the Haven and am happy to now be a part of it,” Fields says. “There are people being served who have a chance to regain their dignity and care for their children because of The Haven. We just need to figure out a way to serve more.” David Sereque, Chairperson of The Haven board, and Ron Fields, Treasurer of The Haven board

sition in 2003. The staff consists of three full time and nine part time employees, one AARP Senior Employment volunteer and now two Americorps VISTA members. The nine-member board of trustees, headed by David Sereque, a real estate attorney, provides direction and guidance. In addition, church and civic groups provide volunteer hours to benefit the programs for the homeless. “The Haven depends upon its community, both financially and through in-kind donations, to sustain operations,” Goodin says of the “homegrown, independently operated nonprofit organization.” The greatest needs are adequate financial support, in-kind donations of food and household items, including cleaning supplies, linens and towels, personal hygiene items, paper products, infant supplies, school supplies and office supplies.“We depend greatly upon groups and individuals in our community to donate things to us and conduct drives for special needs such as school supplies,” Goodin says of the united effort it takes to care for those in need and help provide a path out of homelessness.

associated with operating a larger shelter facility, have adversely affected our level and scope of services,” Goodin says. As a result, staff positions and services were cut last year, despite the fact that staff compensation is among the lowest for similar organizations. “We know how to stretch a dollar here,” Goodin says of the on-going effort to provide the services necessary to complete their mission with less money. Anticipating the holiday season, Goodin is grateful for the fact that the community has always been generous to the families in the shelter during that time of the year. “Monetary donations usually peak during this time. All of our families are well provided for through our holiday program, and food donations are abundant,” Goodin says, hoping that the community will show the same spirit of generosity this year. But she also knows that traditionally the shelter experiences a lean time from the middle of February through early fall. That fact troubles her. But impediments to success do not dim the hope that miracles will continue to happen, because every day holds that possibility.

When families come to The Haven, their needs are many and varied, demanding a vast network of cooperative relationships within the community. “Homeless families enter with myriad and difficult problems that present barriers to achieving stability,” Goodin says of the challenges that must be overcome before they can move past homelessness. The Haven tries to meet these needs through its supportive services programs. “The downturn in the economy, as well as lack of political will to simply pass a budget, has had a large and negative impact on us,” Goodin says, noting that general contributions and federal funding for operations have decreased substantially. “These decreases in revenue, along with the increased costs

Cindi Goodin (far left), Sloan Evans (back left), Charles Hayes (back right), Doris Wright - Vice Chairperson (left center), Crystal Stoudemire- Secretary (right center), Elizabeth Bagwell (far right) David Sereque - Chairperson (front left), Ron Fields - Treasurer (front right) SPARTANBURGEVERYDAY.COM •


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Celebrate! Chapman Cultural Center Marks Five Years with Festival

By Steve Wong

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In celebration of its five-year anniversary, the Chapman Cultural Center will host a festival and open house on Saturday, Oct. 27. Everyone is invited. “Since the Chapman Cultural Center opened five years ago, we have passed a lot of milestones,” the cultural center’s President Jennifer Evins said. “But this fiveyear anniversary is major. It is a time for us to look back over a rather short period of time to see what we have accomplished, and it’s a time to look forward to all of the great things yet to come. We are going to celebrate by hosting a daylong party. There will be music and dance, art and many hands on activities in the Plaza. There will be ghost stories in the History Museum and hands on experiences in the Science Center, and activities all day that reflect our vibrant and creative community.” The day’s activities will start at 10 a.m., with about 60 local artists setup in the Center’s plaza to showcase and sell their work. Most of the artists will be members of the Artists’ Guild of Spartanburg, which is one of the “partners” at the center. Throughout the day, there will be continuous music and scheduled performances on a center stage in the plaza. The public is invited to enjoy the festivities that will include selfguided tours of the various museums, galleries, and exhibits, all of which will be free that day. “At this point it is hard to list everything that will be happening that day because so much is being planned,” Evins said. “It should be dazzling, and some of the activities that I believe will be especially interesting will be the flash mobs. Personally, I’ve never been in a real flash mob, but I find the idea of creating a somewhat-spontaneous and inclusive and creative activity very intriguing.” Most flash mobs are group dances that seemingly happen out of nowhere. It will seem as if people will be just standing around at some everyday activity and all of sudden start dancing. In reality, there is usually a core group of dancers who know the choreography and who can lead bystanders who join in. The choreography is simple enough so that even the most novice dancer can participate. “A good friend of mine and dance teacher Susan Woodham has for years wanted to coordinate a flash mob in Spartanburg,” Steve Wong, Marketing Director, said. “This is her chance, and on behalf of Ballet Spartanburg she has taken up the challenge. She’s picked out some high-energy music and started the choreography. She is currently looking for more core dancers. If you are interested in helping, please give her call at Ballet Spartanburg.” In an effort to involve as many people and local agencies as possible, severalother activities are in the works. • A bowl-glazing event for the Hub City Empty Bowls 2012 project. Everyone is invited that day to paint and glaze a clay bowl that will be used in a fundraising project for the Spartanburg Soup Kitchen. There is no cost to glaze one or more bowls and professional instruction will be provided. • Spartanburg Little Theatre will provide face-paint-

“We are trying to keep the door open to just about any and all creative and funactivities,” Wong said. “And, in addition to the growing list of activities, we’ll have food for sale provided by local restaurants. Our aim is to have continuous music, entertainment, and things to see and do throughout the day for our community to discover experience and celebrate together.” In looking back since the Center opened on October 3, 2007, Evins was especially proud of several accomplishments. “The most impressive thing I can say about the Chapman Cultural Center since it opened its door is that more than a quarter million people visited last year. This is a major accomplishment. That’s a lot of people, not only from Spartanburg, but from the surrounding communities, and it affirms that people are really interested in participating in our local culture. They enjoy plays; take classes and workshops in art dance and theatre. They experience science and explore our local history; tour museums and galleries dedicated to artistic expression. In these past five short years, the Chapman Cultural Center hasestablished itself as a significant destination for entertainment and to experience Spartanburg’s culture.” Supporting Evins’ enthusiasm are some important 2012 statistics… • Our visitors represented 157 different zip codes from 70 cities outside of South Carolina, 30 different states and 6 countries outside the U.S. We also welcomed our neighbors from 86 zip codes of South Carolina. • We have made a $4.2 million annual impact directly on the local economy and provided 49 jobs.

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Hosted exhibitions featuring work of 4,000 local children from 74 public and 7 private schools Presented 109 arts education programs serving 49,000 students in Spartanburg County schools. Awarded $588,000 in Grants to 17 organizations & 5 local artists Hosted over 3,000 classes, camps, events and workshops engaging over 97,000 people Supported 146 performances, entertaining 49,838 people The Spartanburg Science Center taught 256 science classes in local schools Provided 136 scholarships worth $36,000 “At the heart of the Chapman Cultural Center, there are eight partner organizations providing a wide variety of cultural activities, programs and services for this community,” Evins said. “We are extremely pleased with what they have accomplished since coming together in this central location. The vision that they would build on each other’s success has truly come to reality. Because of their wonderful programs, more people are experiencing a better quality of life in our community. Their success is the success of the Chapman Cultural Center. On Saturday, Oct. 27, we want to celebrate that success and invite the entire community to come out and have a good time.”

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ing for children, and in preparation for Halloween, it will do theatrical make-up, such as stab wounds, for the general public. For people interested in how a live play is produced, the public will have rare access to “Back Stage” of David Reid Theatre as Spartanburg Little Theatre builds the set for Moonlight and Magnolias, a play about the making of the movie Gone with theWind. Colors, an after-school program for youth, will work with children and adults to be creative with chalk on the sidewalks surrounding the Chapman Cultural Center. The Spartanburg County Historical Association will have local historians telling ghost stories throughout theday.

For more information about the festival and open house, please call 864.542.ARTS.



Our Community By Steve Wrong

When I reach for a bowl in my kitchen cabinet, my hand automatically gravitates to the little lumpy one. It’s not perfect: a little lopsided, sort of heavy for its size; the color is… well, odd… and it sits funny on the table. But it’s the bowl I prefer to eat my breakfast grits out of. Actually, it’s the bowl I prefer to eat anything out of, except maybe salad and that’s because I like a lot of salad. It is the bowl I got four years ago at the first annual Hub City Empty Bowls 2009 project, a grassroots effort that raised $10,000 and gave it to the Spartanburg Soup Kitchen. When I eat out of my little lumpy bowl, I always hope someone else less fortunate than me is eating too.

display and have it filled with soup that will be donated by local restaurants. (If Billy D’s is there again, I hope they bring the She Crab Soup that I had four years ago. Wow, was it great!) For a modest $15 donation, you’ll get to keep the bowl, eat the soup, enjoy the live music and fellowship, and get that warm fuzzy feeling that you have done something good in your community. This year, all the money will go to the Spartanburg Soup Kitchen, which on any given day (which is every day) feeds between 500 and 700 men, women, and children who you make. You leave them for other people to paint and glaze. Then, of would otherwise go hungry. course, comes the firing. In the end, Empty Bowls is not unique to SparJim will need about 800 bowls. tanburg. Since 1991, it has been hapThat’s a lot of bowls, and it will take a pening all over the country. It is an lot of soup to fill those bowls. Come idea that has spread from commuSaturday, Nov. 10, Jim, his small army nity to community, and its success of helpers, and the bowls will spend or failure is totally dependent upon the day at the Chapman Cultural the local organizers and community. Center. From 11 a.m. until7:30 p.m., At the bottom line, this means all the the public will be invited to select a money raised—pretty much every bowl from the colorful hundreds on penny—is given to the charity of experienced potters get to throw pots on the wheels. Laypeople make slab pots, meaning you shape your bowl by hand, mashing, smoothing, and pinching the clay. It’s all very community-minded, get-yourshands-dirty, grassroots, and handson. You don’t get to keep the bowls

This year, Jim Cullen, the potter behind the project, along with members of the Carolina Clay Artists, is doing it again. For about three months (August, September, October, and maybe a little of November) they are spending many of their Saturdays at either the Chapman Cultural Center or the West Main Artists Co-op in Spartanburg teaching people how to make clay bowls. Anyone and everyone is invited to these bowl-making events, and they are totally free. They even provide free clay, along with professional instruction. Sorry, but only 14 •Our Community • Volume 2,Issue 7 • OCT 2012 / NOV 2012

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choice. Every time Jim starts a new Empty Bowls project, he starts with nothing… no overhead, no bills, nothing but the simple rule “all the money goes to the Soup Kitchen.” Everything that makes Empty Bowls happen is donated: time and talent by Carolina Clay Artists; clay by Clay-King; facility use by the Spartanburg Art Museum, Chapman Cultural Center, and West Main Artists Co-op; music by local musicians; and soup by local restaurants. On Saturday, Nov. 10, I’ll be at the Chapman Cultural Center, looking for that perfect bowl. It will probably be a bowl made by a child and it will probably not fit very well with our china pattern. But it will be my bowl, and when I eat out of it, I will know it made a difference in the lives of others.

Bowl-making events happen on an as-needed basis. At the beginning of September, Jim already had about 500 bowls and not much fear that he would have any problem getting more. When people hear about these events, they turn out by the dozens and make bowls by the hundreds. To find out when the next bowl-making event is scheduled, please visit the website: You can also “like” the project on SPARTANBURGEVERYDAY.COM •


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Every family’s budget is different, so we offer a wide range of cost options and pre-need payment plans. You tell us what is meaningful to you, and we’ll arrange the service that fits comfortably within your budget. Whatever your wishes, we always encourage you to compare prices and ask questions. And we will take care of the details.

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Light Up Inman When: Friday, November 30th, 2012 Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm Where: Downtown Inman Join the Inman community to Kick off the Christmas season with a magical tree-lighting ceremony at the 7th annual Light up Inman. The mood will be festive and carefree. It’s a great way to experience a community event with family and friends. This year we’ll “flip the switch” to light the town at 7pm. Event Sponsored by the Destination Downtown Inman.

The Inman Christmas Parade is Saturday, December 1st at 10 am. Please contact Inman City Hall at 472-6200 with any questions. There is a $15.00 entry fee for all floats (be creative with your floats since we do not rent floats). There will be bands, beauty queens, fire trucks, various businesses, motorcycle clubs, and of course, Santa. We will have a DJ playing music and announcing all floats on the Main Stage. Parade lineup starts at 9 on W. Miller Street and the parade route goes through downtown Inman and loops around. Event sponsored by the City of Inman.



Pet Health

Pet Holiday Safety By Stacey Redden When it comes to the holidays, there are so many things to be careful of. We scramble to not go into debt fulfilling that never ending Christmas list, gaining those extra pounds (which really starts after all that candy at Halloween time), and surviving all the family members we love to see just once a year. However, the holiday is great for snagging that smooch from that season is truly the most dangerous time of special someone, but can cause vomiting, heart issues, and erratic behavior in pets. the year for your pet. Don’t forget to protect your pets from that Some of the biggest dangers to your pet in- actual Christmas tree and the decorations volve the gastrointestinal system. that may be on it. Dogs and cats love to When you start shopping for all that candy chew on the branches, ingesting the pine for the trick-or-treaters, make sure you are needles. The needles can cause blockages, storing this out of your pet’s reach. Choco- which sometimes require surgery. Your late is extremely toxic to your pets. If your pets need supervision just as a toddler dog/cat ingests chocolate; please contact would, after all, most of our pets go through your Veterinarian immediately! Time is of the “terrible twos” for most of their life. the essence; have the ingredients and ap- Another cause for Gastrointestinal upset is proximate amount ingested available when letting your pet share all of the good food you make the phone call. Some varieties of that comes out around Thanksgiving and chocolate are more toxic than others, so your Christmas holiday. Table scraps are a huge Veterinarian needs as many details as pos- problem that can effect your pet in various sible. ways. Chicken and turkey bones can splinMany of the plants we see emerge around the holiday times are toxic to your pets. Poinsettias may look pretty and festive, but when ingested, they can cause irritation in the mouth and stomach, leading to diarrhea. Mistletoe

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ter or become lodged in your pet’s throat and stomach, which will require surgery. No one wants to pay an unexpected veterinary bill right around the holidays, when all our wallets are tight.

If you plan on traveling with your pet this holiday season, there are a few things you can do in your preparations to make things easier on everyone. It is vitally important to have your pet up to date on vaccines and current with heartworm/flea prevention. You may be traveling to other climate areas where fleas, heartworms, and other diseases may flourish, and bring home some uninvited guests. Water is also a key, especially for long trips. It is important to keep your pets hydrated. Your pet may also have a problem with motion sickness or anxiety, which would cause vomitting. There are some medications that can be given in severe cases. Check with your veterinarian to see what options are acceptable for your pet. It is always best to travel with your pet on an empty stomach. If your pet is not used to being in the car for long periods of time, it may be best to have short, frequent rides, to get used to the car. We hope everyone has a blessed and safe holiday season. Our pets are our family too, and need extra special attention during these months to ensure their safety.

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Unconditional Love: Artists for Animal Allies Benefit will feature art from 100 Spartanburg artists for every style and budget. SPARTANBURG, SC – Animal Allies is a 501C-3 nonprofit spay and neuter clinic whose mission is to reduce the number of unwanted, unclaimed, stray dogs and cats by providing low-cost, high-quality spay/neuter services. Animal Allies is announcing their first ever special event, Unconditional Love: Artists for Animal Allies, to benefit Animal Allies. It is a celebration and collaboration of artists who care about and support the mission of Animal Allies. Nearly one-hundred of Spartanburg’s most outstanding and celebrated artists are donating incredible pieces of art. The art work including paintings, drawings, sculptures, ceramics and some very interesting silent auction pieces will be for sale Friday, October 12 from 6 pm until 10 pm at our special gala event at Spartanburg’s West Main St. Artists Co-op. Music and entertainment is being provided by Spartanburg’s very talented singer/musician, Sydney McMath and various other local, well-known Spartanburg musicians. Wine reception and sale will begin at 6 pm. “Unconditional Love: Artists for Animal Allies, “says Suzi H. Burnett, event chairperson, “is distinctly and wonderfully Spartanburg; our artists, our musicians, our sponsors are all coming together to support the mission and the caring work of Animal Allies.” “Art work will be available in every price-range for every style and budget from $80 up to $8,000,” says Cleve Seay, of Animal Allies, “. . . including some very sophisticated and rare pieces from the estate of celebrated Duncan, SC artist, Arthur Deshaies, who has permanent collections in the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Smithsonian, the National Gallery, the Tate Gallery in London, the Biblioteque in Paris and many private collections.

By Cleve Seay

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Animal Allies, Inc. all Spartanburg citizens who care about dogs and cats and who support the arts community to attend this hometown event” In fact, the Mayor White has pledged $2500 for every $10,000 the events raises (maximum $20,000).

“This exciting event is a merging of the arts community and the pet community of Spartanburg. Unconditional Love will bring about an awareness of the mission of Animal Allies; raise money for this vital organization, and spotlight the incredible talent and philanthropy of Spartanburg artists.” The admission is free and everyone is invited to come and enjoy the art, the food, the wine, the music and join in the spirit of giving and helping reduce the population of unwanted, stray, and abandoned dogs and cats in Spartanburg. Sponsors include Mayor Junie White, White’s Exxon on Pine Street, Krispy Kreme, Senator Glenn Reese, Sparkle City Tattoo, The Marshall Tucker Band, PFLAG, The Urban Planter, The Art Lounge, the West Main St. Artists CoOp, McPhaul Home Inspection, Spartanburg Everyday, and many other individual and business sponsors. Please contact Cleve Seay at Animal Allies at or call (864) 576-6971. 1097 Asheville Hwy, Spartanburg, SC 29303. (864) 804-6365 /

Honorary Chairperson and Spartanburg Mayor, Junie White says, “This exciting event is a merging of the arts community and the pet community of Spartanburg. Unconditional Love will bring about an awareness of the mission of Animal Allies; raise money for this vital organization, and spotlight the incredible talent and philanthropy of Spartanburg artists. I want to invite SPARTANBURGEVERYDAY.COM •


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Culinary Delights

A Fresher Approach to Private Dining By Wanda Mabry

The Carolina Country Club


Food and B e verage Industr y t o d a y has sadly been tainted by the easily available, usually frozen, prepackaged wares of Corporate Food Distributors. However, at The Carolina Country Club, Chef Stuart Partin has broken out of the mold and is freshening things up with his “local foods initiative”. Chef Stuart, a South Carolina native, has cooked his way from the hip restaurants of New York City to the vast wilds of Alaska, and finally settled in Spartanburg, bringing his extensive culinary knowledge of flavors and techniques to the Upstate. Over the years, Chef Stuart began going to local farmers’ markets to get his produce for the kitchen and watched as his dishes began to shine. He learned that the quality of his ingredients is the most important part of his unique offerings, which, in turn, now drives him to work closely with local Upstate farmers. Each week, you will find Chef Stuart at Belue Farms in Boiling Springs, with owner Harriet, picking up the freshest produce for his kitchen. Chef Stuart wants his diners to know that, “Taking the time and initiative to work closely with local farmers and businesses is what brings harmony to our dishes offered at The Carolina Country Club. The majority of our produce at The Carolina Country Club comes from South Carolina and, primarily, the Spartanburg/ Upstate area.”

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Hidden among Chef Stuart’s more unique dishes of Pan Seared Pork Belly, Chicken Liver Mousse Crepes, and Foie Gras Terrine you can find good old fashioned Southern Classics like Shrimp and Grits, Okra Fritters, and even Meatloaf. The key to this melting pot of food is using the freshest ingredients possible. In Chef Stuart’s own words, “I let the farmers’ crops inspire my dishes and believe that by making the vegetables an equal star on the plate with the protein, a more harmonious flavor is generated.” In addition to getting his produce fresh from Belue Farms, Chef Stuart tries to stock his kitchen with as many local, sustainable foods as possible. You can find fresh goat cheese from Split Creek Farms in Anderson, free range Grass fed beef from Belue farms, and all of his seafood, except for the exotic like Chilean Sea Bass, comes from the South Carolina and North Carolina coasts.

“What do I have to do to be able to sample my way through a delicious meal of opulent appetizers, exotic entrees, and delectable desserts?” you may be asking yourself. Well, the answer is simple enough. Although The Carolina Country Club is a private club, Social memberships are available for those who just want to come and enjoy the dining facility and partake in the vast array of fun Club events. Chef Stuart and the staff at The Carolina Country Club are constantly coming up with new and entertaining ways to improve the private club experience. From lavish, five course wine dinners to Bluegrass Barbeques, Oyster Roasts, or just a simple meal in the Grille, you can enjoy the tantalizing tastes of fresh food, the company of good friends, and the memories that will stay with you forever. The Carolina Country Club 2355 Carolina Country Club Road, Spartanburg, SC 29306 Club: 864.583.1246 Pro Shop: 864.573.7540

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Opportuni ty By Lynn Garrick

Wills, Trusts, and Estates Attorney with Collins Law Firm P.C. This holiday season, you have a unique gifting opportunity to make a lasting impact on the lives of your loved ones. Let’s face it, lots of the gifts we give and receive over the holidays turn out to be shortsighted. For example, my nephew was able to wear the clothes I got him last Christmas for a full 6 months before growing out of them. At the ripe old age of 5, my niece is on the verge of being much too “mature” for the princess castle/tent I gave her a few years ago. I couldn’t even tell you what I got the rest of my family members in the years past – and I doubt that could remember either. This year, I’m changing the game. This year, I am giving security, protection, and opportunity. Many of the gifts I am giving this year are great gifting ideas for all of the loving, wise, and financially savvy grandparents out there.

GIFT IDEAS FOR THE YOUNG If only we could go back and put the wisdom we have gained over a lifetime to good use! Imagine the possibilities if you had begun saving for retirement at 25, instead of 45. Imagine the possibilities if someone had taught you about the magic of compounding interest when you were just starting out. Imagine how you can change your loved ones’ lives by giving them a little boost early on. Talk to a financial planner about what investment options would be good to achieve these goals. Worried about your loved one or creditors dipping into the investment before it is ripe for the taking? Talk to a trust attorney about shielding that gift from creditors and unwise decisions.

couple by paying for an estate plan as a gift. Even though they may have kids of their own now, they still need you guidance and encouragement (even if they won’t admit it). Sometimes, younger couples are not aware that changes in circumstances necessitate a review of their estate plan. This year, I am giving some of my family members updated estate plans. Though they already have some documents in place, they no longer suite the family’s needs or effectuate their wishes. To keep current on a plan, you must evaluate regularly and, if necessary, evolve. I’m so excited to be equipping my loved ones with a plan that encompasses their vision for how their family and finances will function in their absence, either physical or mental. And you’d better believe that I’m going to wrap up that beautiful completed estate plan and know I’ve given the best gift in the room. GRANDCHILDREN Even if the young families you know already have an up-to-date plan, you can still help them along in achieving their goals. Are they funding their children’s education? Starting to save while the children are young can make building a college fund much easier. However, young parents are often not in a position to set aside savings for their children’s education early on. I was so fortunate to have grandparents that started planning for their grandchildren’s education early. I’ve seen how stressful and burdensome student loans can be. I also know how freeing it can be to be able to choose your career path after school, rather than being forced into the first offer because of debt. Grandparents can significantly lessen this burden for their grandchildren. There are numerous education funding techniques that can be employed depending on your circumstances: 529 Plans, Coverdell Education Savings Accounts (ESAs), minor’s trusts, life insurance, Series EE bonds, or even direct payments to the institution. If structured properly, you can save on taxes, decrease your exposure to death taxes, and help your grandchild on his or her path to success. GETTING STARTED We have the ability and opportunity to give meaningful and lasting gifts. If you aren’t sure whether your loved one would even want any of these types of gifts, just ask them. I’ve never heard of anyone saying “no thanks” to gifts that only get better with time – and I doubt you will either.

GIFT IDEAS FOR YOUNG FAMILIES Most young families I know have mentioned to me that they need to get their wills drawn up. That’s great that they are at least thinking about it! But these young couples already have one, if not several, little ones running around or on the way. Yet, they haven’t actually created a plan. Often, young couples are concerned about the expense associated with creating a plan. Those folks in the older generations, who know the incredible value of having a plan, can help allay the financial concerns of a young

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Vintage Painted Furniture & Decor - Antiques - Workshops Stockist for CHALK PAINT™ Decorative Paint by Annie Sloan

If you are an avid reader of Spartanburg Everyday, you know that one of my favorite places to “hang-out” is the Framers Marketplace. The eclectic group of business owners that comprise the space utilized years ago by the Farmer’s Market, are passionate about their work and their customers. Newcomer, Terri Simandl of Terri’s Treasures is certainly no exception to the rule!

my second love, which is to repurpose these items. When I don’t have customers, I have work space to restore antiques, and family heirlooms, as well as, show others how to repair and restore their generational pieces. Like many others, my hobbies have become my business.”

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Terris Treasures By Joy Mabry

Although Terri restores antiques, she enjoys teaching others how to preserve their antiques and treasures. Terri told me about one of her favorite classes and an amazing product she uses to renew treasures, “I took a class in CHALK PAINT™ Decorative Paint by Annie Sloan in Greenville and I was hooked. I had refinished furniture over the years, and it was costly, messy and smelly. With this paint you do not have to strip the old finish off first, you just shake the can to mix it and start painting.” Terri also teaches classes on a technique called Wood Icing. Wood Icing is especially interesting, because you can create textures on wood. Terri’s Treasures will be the first store offering this product in the state. Terri sells paint, wax, brushes, stencils, stencil creams, gilding waxes, gold and silver leafing products, and teaches classes in various techniques of restoring. Terri says, “Anyone can turn old pieces of furniture into something new and beautiful.” Check Terri’s Facebook page for classes and schedules.

Terri’s shop is filled with a vast assortment of furniture, antiques, home décor, and various collectibles. When I asked Terri where she acquired all these unique pieces, her response was, “oh, I picked them up at estate sales, auctions, antique stores, yard sales, flea markets, relatives, friends…” and the list goes on. I ask how she could let such cherished items go, and Terri said, “I wanted others to be able to enjoy them as much as I have, and I needed more space to continue

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My House Day Care is Unique By Wanda Mabry

My House Day Care is a unique day care located on a farm in the Poplar Springs community. My House was opened in August 1995 at the top of the farm owned by James and Myrtle Harmon. This farm, that was once the home to white faced cattle, became the site for My House after James sold all the cattle and retired. After his retirement, James and Myrtle contacted Judy Evans, a rep for DSS, about opening a child care center and subsequently were licensed to care for 97 children. What makes My House unique are the experiences the children often have because their day care is located on a farm. The children take day trips around the farm where they are taught things about the farm, such as the names of trees, and then they sit down on blankets to enjoy bag lunches under those trees. The owner of My House has several horses on the farm and the children love going to visit them. They get to see the horses being shod and they even get to watch rodeo practice. The children also get to enjoy a hayride on the farm during the fall festival held by My House for them and their parents. This fall festival also includes hot dog plates, face painting and cake walks. Not everything at My House is about the farm. The children also take day trips to the library, bowling alley and parks where they enjoy bag lunches and even the ice cream shop. In the summer the children are offered swim lessons at Camp Mary Elizabeth. The center cares for Preschool children ages 8 weeks to 4 years old and after school children ages 5 years old to 10 years old. They provide after school pick up from Reidville Elementary School, Abner Creek Academy and River Ridge Elementary School in District 5.

On the Farm

Ice Cream and Smiles

The teachers at My House bring more than 140 combined years of experience with them. Meet the teachers of My House:  Myrtle Harmon is the owner of My House.  Judy Johnson is the Director at My House. Judy has 31 years’ experience in day care and has been at My House since 1997.  Shannon Mills is the teacher in the infant and toddler room. Shannon has 5 years’ experience.  Pat Genoble is the ‘opening’ teacher. Pat opens the day care every morning, as well as, cooks the wonderful home cooked meals that the children and staff enjoy at My House. Pat has been with My House since it opened.  Tammy Everette teaches 2 year old classes and she has 6 years’ experience.  Kathy Miller teaches 3 year old classes. Kathy has 20 years’ experience.  Bonnie Turpin is the ‘emergency person’ at My House and fills in where she is needed. Bonnie retired from School District 6 where she taught K-5 and brings 30 years’ experience with her.  Gloria Enabore teaches 4K and has 13 years’ experience.  Martina Duckworth works with preschoolers in the afternoons. Martina has 2 years’ experience. My House has an open door policy and they invite you to come by whenever you wish or give them a call. My House is located at 1197 Hwy. 417 in Moore, SC. Call Myrtle or Judy at (864) 587-9000.

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Health & Wellness

Upper Cervical Care The Best-Kept Secret in Health Care Upper Cervical care is a form of health care that focuses on the top two bones in the neck. The brain stem passes through these bones and is responsible for transmitting the nerve impulses from the brain to every part of the body. If one of the top two bones becomes misaligned, even slightly, it can affect the nerve transmission to multiple parts of the body which can cause a variety of health conditions. An Upper Cervical Correction is gentle and there is no forceful pulling, twisting or jerking motion of your neck. The correction is applied using a precise and controlled touch that allows the head, neck, and spine to return to their proper positions, restoring balance to the body and removing the interference. It’s a natural and effective way to live pain-free, without the use of drugs or surgery, and it’s safe for people of all ages.

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— removal of the entire breast along Digital Technology mastectomy with underarm lymph nodes and skin and muscles the breast. Today, radical mastectomy at St. Luke’s Hospital underneath is rarely performed. Instead, there are more and treatment options, and many women for Women’s Health better are candidates for breast-sparing operations.” By Jennifer Wilson

Columbus, NC - St. Luke’s Hospital wants to help keep our community healthy. If you are like most women, there are two major concerns especially when talking about two leading women’s health issues – breast cancer and osteoporosis. Breast cancer is now the leading cause of death in women between the ages of 40 and 55. It’s important that women not put off getting a mammogram for fear of the pain or the possibility of breast cancer. All women over 40 should be screened annually. Though technology has changed, early detection is still the key to surviving breast cancer. Never put off a mammogram, warns Jim Holleman, MD, general surgeon with St. Luke’s Surgical Associates. “In the last 30 years, doctors have made great strides in diagnosing and treating the disease and in reducing breast cancer deaths,” explains Dr. Holleman. “In 1975 a diagnosis of breast cancer usually meant radical

Digital mammography is the latest technology in the fight against breast cancer, and the latest technology is available at St. Luke’s Hospital. This front-line technology uses a powerful computer to create superior, high quality images of the breast, which increases the physician’s ability to detect cancer and other abnormalities. Digital mammography is quicker, offering patients the convenience of being screened without waiting for wet film processing. For our radiologists with Hendersonville Radiological Consultants, digital mammograms provide more comprehensive visibility. This translates into a win-win situation for the patient. “Can you imagine the anxiety a woman feels when she must be called back for additional views

Nobody really wants to have a mammogram. Sonja Lucas understands how you feel. And she understands you’ll feel better, less anxious, when you know what to expect. So Sonja takes extra time to explain the procedure and answer your questions. With a soft smile, a gentle touch, education and understanding, Sonja connects, empowers and comforts her patients. Like St. Luke’s, other hospitals offer digital mammography and softtouch mammo pads, a calming environment and accreditation. But you’ll only find Sonja at St. Luke’s.

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While compression of the tissue is an uncomfortable but necessary part of the procedure to obtain an acceptable image, the Mammography staff at St. Luke’s Hospital provide education and understanding to ease their patient’s anxiety. Another silent disease is osteoporosis which results in more than 1 million hip, spine, and wrist fractures annually. This disorder affects nearly one-half of all post menopausal women, the largest group at high risk for osteoporosis. because something looks suspicious? Not anymore with our digital capabilities,” says St. Luke’s Hospital’s Director of Radiology, Teresa Marlowe Recent studies have proven digital mammography to be better than standard mammography for detecting lesions in the breast, especially for women with dense breast tissue, women who are under the age of 50, and both pre-menopausal and peri-menopausal women. Because digital mammography is clearer than traditional film, the radiologist can manipulate and magnify specific areas of the image and adjust the contrast so abnormalities are easier to see. Computer manipulation results in earlier diagnoses and lesions are often caught when they are still confined to the breast and not spreading to the lymph nodes or other parts of the body. Earlier detection means higher success rates in treating cancer. “Women will notice little difference when going for a digital mammogram at St. Luke’s Hospital. The procedure is the same as for traditional film mammography, but less time consuming, since images are ready for technologist review within a few minutes on the digital workstation,” Marlowe said. “Because the radiologist can process and retrieve the images faster, nothing has to be developed. Images are analyzed on a monitor and stored. Of course, hard copies can always be produced if needed.”

“Osteoporosis is a silent disease until it is complicated by fractures—fractures that can occur following minimal trauma,” warns St. Luke’s Hospital’s Orthopedic Surgeon Brian Rosenberg, MD. “Osteoporosis can be prevented, and can be diagnosed and treated before any fracture occurs.” Osteoporosis, which literally means “porous bone,” is a disease in which the density and quality of bone are reduced. As the bones become more porous and fragile, the risk of fracture is greatly increased. The loss of bone occurs “silently” and progressively, according to Dr. Rosenberg. St. Luke’s Hospital has a bone density machine, the GE Prodigy Advance Full Scan. This machine provides fast scans detecting bone loss quicker and determining response to therapy sooner. “For patients, it’s as simple as lying down. In just 30 seconds your risk of osteoporosis can be identified,” said Stephanie Sizemore, St. Luke’s Hospital Radiology Technologist. “It can also aid in determining the

In addition to allowing the mammogram to be manipulated and enhanced for evaluation, digital mammography allows radiology technologists to know within seconds if they captured an acceptable image.



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effects of osteoporosis treatment. In the past, osteoporosis could only be detected after you broke a bone. A bone density test makes it possible to know your risk of breaking bones before the fact.” Some people should be tested for osteoporosis at an earlier age. Knowing the signs to look for can help you understand when the time is right to have a bone density test. If you are ever unsure, you should discuss this with your doctor encourages Dr. Rosenberg. The good news is that osteoporosis is now a largely treatable condition and, with a combination of lifestyle changes and appropriate medical treatment, many fractures can be avoided. Using a bone densitometer, physicians can measure patient bone density and follow it over time. If the patient’s bone density is low, or decreases at an abnormally fast rate, the patient may be at risk for osteoporosis. Through changes in diet, exercise habits and/or medication, further deterioration of bone can be prevented. Research hasn’t yet determined the optimal interval for repeat bone density tests, or the right age to stop testing. However, two or more years may be needed between tests to reliably measure a change in your bone density. Your doctor can recommend the best testing interval for you based on your personal medical history and osteoporosis risk factors. To schedule your annual mammogram or a bone density test, call St. Luke’s Radiology Department at 894-3525 ext. 3590. St. Luke’s is a unique hospital that provides the information and imaging services you need with an attentive staff and impressive technology, all dedicated to providing exceptional care, close to home.

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