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A New Road Ahead  | 34

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SU’s Jake Schrum shares his plans for his future

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From Amish to Entrepreneur  | 42 Sara Bottom’s journey from a farm to a pretzel empire

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Georgetown is often described as a place with a “hometown” atmosphere. We certainly have the bustling town square, the graceful old homes, the parades and festivals that give us an identity as a place that, even as it grows, preserves its small-town, Texas smile-and-a-handshake feel. My husband and I saw this instantly when, twenty-one years ago, we stopped in Georgetown on our way back to Denton after rent house-hunting in Austin. We were worn out and discouraged and worried—he was starting a job there soon, and we had no place to live that we could afford or that felt like a place where we could raise the baby who was on his way. The Poppy Fest happened to be in full swing that day, and it spoke of everything we were looking for: a vibrant and welcoming community where people who don’t even know you say “Hi!” We came back the next weekend, rented a house, and made Georgetown our hometown. In this month’s issue of the View, we offer the stories of others for whom Georgetown became a hometown. In particular, writer Karen Lange tells the story of Sara Bottom, a woman who as a teen ripped herself away from her Amish family and all its traditions to find her own way in life. Sara describes how terrible it felt to have no “home” to identify with anymore, no place where, as the poet Robert Frost puts it, “when you have to go there,/They have to take you in.” Sara, as did I and so many others, found Georgetown and made it her hometown: the place where, when you put down roots, they grow strong. This summer, as you venture on vacations far and wide, sedate and wild, we hope you return safe and sound—and happy to be back home.

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and caused him to miss work. He turned to other babysitters for help—but one day he came home to find that his little girl had suffered bruises and an unexplained skull fracture. He had to find quality, licensed child care—fast—and find a way to pay for it. “I was at my wit’s end,” he says. Then someone directed him to WC4C. “Shannon was the one who answered the door,” he recalls. “She was very warm and welcoming and gave me a tour of the entire facility.” She also explained that financial help was available for parents like him. In fact, WC4C offers scholarships for child care and helps parents find other financial assistance as well. “Shannon was a great help. She knew where I needed to go to get the papers to fill out to get on the waiting list for the WC4C scholarship,” he says. She also directed him to Texas Workforce Solutions, and between the WC4C

scholarship and what Workforce Solutions provided, he was able to secure quality care for his daughter. “There are a lot of hoops and loops,” Shannon acknowledges, “but he did everything as I told him.” The whole purpose behind WC4C, explains executive director Lisa Rivers, is to “give families a hand up instead of a hand out— helping them to work to improve their lives during a time when


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they need help the most.” The organization’s founder, Mary Rodriguez, was a divorced mom of three who relied upon assistance to raise her kids while getting a college degree and a job, and she established WC4C to give other parents the same assistance. “There is a huge gap in needed services in this area,” Lisa says. “I’ve worked in the social service field in the Travis and Williamson Counties for almost thirty years. I have never known a nonprofit organization to provide child care scholarships and quality child development services”— until she found WC4C. “For the first time in her life,” the father says, “my daughter is happy to go to daycare. There’s been a fantastic upswing in her vocabulary.” Shannon agrees. “She has a routine now”—regular snacks, naps, playtimes, and hot, homemade lunches. She’s taken quickly to the Texas School Ready Curriculum, under which, Shannon says, “she’s trying to write her name. She loves to draw. She loves books.” And the father has flourished, too. Taking on the care of a young child was daunting for him, to say the least. He had to get the hang of diapers and baby food, baths and naps, runny noses and crying jags. “I was a little nervous,” he admits, but “I knew I was the only parent that she had left and that I had better do as good a job at it as I possibly could.” When developmental milestones like potty training have come up for the little girl, he says, WC4C staff members “have given me tips and


shown me tricks to WC4C currently has a waiting list of sixty children speed the process and desperately needs to expand and offer more along and make it enjoyable for my scholarships. To donate or to sponsor a child, daughter as well.” go to “The need for assistance is He’s been able to tremendous,” says Lisa Rivers. work fulltime since finding WC4C, and now he and his daughter have a stable home life. He he says. “She shouldn’t have had such makes breakfast for the two of them shady people in her life to care for her every morning and then drops her at while I was away at work.” Now, he WC4C before going to work all day. continues, “she is a very happy child, After work, the two of them run erfor which I am thankful.” rands, eat dinner, and color or play with The single dad is thankful, too, that stickers before her bedtime. The young he can now dream of a future. “I’m dad cringes when he thinks of what his hoping to be able to pursue a degree in little girl’s life was like before he found either some branch of civil engineering WC4C. “It pains me to have seen her go or finance,” he says. It’s a dream that is through all that [she went through],” entirely possible, thanks to WC4C. 

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very so often, people experience a moment of realization that alters their perception of the world and motivates them to change their actions and goals. For Matt Shepperd, a high school mission trip to San Fernando, Mexico, did just that. The trip was the first in a long list of Matt’s international travels and his first time to look upon the faces of those living in extreme poverty. Malnutrition and diarrhea from water-borne illnesses were commonplace among people living in the undeveloped settlements, as was death, espe-

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resident, and co-director Jim Hicks run Thirst Relief International, a nonprofit organization that works to provide access to clean water in developing communities, empowering local individuals to transform their communities and foster sustainability. “Of the most serious issues on the planet, a lack of clean water is still a large issue that is plaguing people around the world,” says Matt. “Our mission is to overcome death and disease resulting from the consumption of contaminated water by providing safe, clean drinking water to those in need around the world.” The World Health Organization reported in 2008 that “more than 3.4 million people die each year from water, sanitation, and hygiene-related causes. Nearly all deaths, 99%, occur in the developing world.” Thirst Relief, a 501c3, works in eight developing nations:

their community, they’d walk to their nearest water source. Oftentimes, that’s miles away from where they live. So they’ll go to a river, a stream, a dirty lake, or whatever they can find. Water retrieval falls predominantly on women and children. So, typically when children are old enough—about seven—to carry the weight, the government gives them a jerrycan, a five-gallon container that, when filled with water, weighs about forty pounds.” That’s where Thirst Relief International steps in. “Obviously, it would be great if we could saturate these communities with wells, and we’re working on it. Our work itself, just dealing with water, is water filtration, water catchment, water well-drilling, and well repair,” Matt explains.

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ear the center of a coat-filled warehouse at The Caring Place, a dark-haired girl gave a slow smile as she slipped her arms into a lavender coat with a dark-brown, imitation-fur collar. Nearby, a blonde boy grinned broadly as he pulled on a red and blue fleece-lined, hooded jacket. Their mother stood nearby and watched, helping to straighten collars and sleeves, and nodding at her children’s exclamations of excitement. “I loved seeing that,” says Bobbie Lingenfelter, who, along with Barb Twyford, chaired the Women’s 9-Holer Club’s annual Coats for Kids fundraiser during the Berry Bowl at Berry Creek Country Club this past October. “The Caring

Place purchased the coats and had them in a storage place with all these racks of different jackets. The kids came in and picked out their size. That was really neat. We were able to get to see the action. The kids just loved those new coats.” A few years earlier, in 2009, Barb Twyford had been organizing the 9-Holer Club’s participation in the annual Berry Bowl, when an offer from a friend—for a $100 retail golf club to include in the club’s raffle—sparked a much larger idea. Instead of using the funds raised during the tournament to cover costs for the event, Barb suggested to the women that they give the funds raised to a local charity. The women quickly embraced the idea. “We always had a door prize or something, usually nominal, at the Berry Bowl,” Barb explains, “and I thought we could use the money raised to give to a local concern. About the same time, The Caring Place’s Coats for Kids campaign came up. That’s how we started, and we’ve just kept going over Bobbie Lingenfelter presents a check to the Caring Place as Barb Twyford, Kelly Lester, Teresa Taylor, Donna MacTaggart, Myrna Cardwell-Smith look on.


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the past few years, and every year it has kept growing. Now not just the women in the group, but employees and staff at the country club get involved. It’s really nice that everyone works toward the same goal to help the community.” Bobbie remembers taking the crisp dollar bills from golfer after golfer at the 2012 Berry Bowl as they entered to win the raffle and to win a free pro shot, also known as a mulligan. Bobbie did a quick calculation in her head and realized that they were raising well over the $500 that the women had been able to raise in at the first charity fundraiser in 2009. By the end of the day, more than 100 golfers from seven local clubs had helped raise over $1300. “This last year, the 9-Holer Club’s fundraiser turned out really, really well,” Bobbie says. “It’s just a small 9-hole golf tournament, and it’s a lot of work, but I’m very proud of all we have been able to do. What The Caring Place does is important, and we feel an affinity for the children. We live here in Georgetown—this is our community and home—and we want to give in a way that will make a difference in the lives of these children.” 


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ho remembers The Fly Girls from the 1990s sketch comedy television show In Living Color? They were dancers who wore high boots, big belts, colorful gloves, and glittery blouses and performed choreographed hip hop routines to a DJ’s jams. Those ladies had mastered the tough street dance, and many a teenager wanted to be them. My opportunity to be a Fly Girl while balancing maternal duties came along twenty-one years later at a Round Rock dance studio. My transformation to hip hop dancer started on an recent Tuesday night at n’Caliente Fitness Studio. While women of varying ages milled around the hardwood floors, dressed in ripped neon blouses and

traditional yoga wear, I chose a back row spot. I’m not a dancer, and I barely know the difference between the grapevine and the lock step. But on my journey to make motherhood more fun, I’m compelled to try new experiences. As soon as instructor and coowner Jabari Warfield stepped on the stage and blared a Salt-N-Pepa music mix, I became an instant Fly Girl. Jabari is a towering man with a booming voice and persuasive smile. For forty-five minutes, his positive attitude erased the world outside the studio’s doors and taught me what dance can offer people. I watched high school girls, middle-aged mothers, and grandmothers let go of worries about perfection. These women were simply there for the joy. That night, we learned a complex dance routine, and our confidence skyrocketed. “Most people think they have to make time to work out, so most workouts can feel like an obligation,” says Jabari. “Dancing is such a

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fun way to express yourself and get exercise. Our students can be themselves, and they don’t have to measure up to anyone else’s fitness level or expectations.” I expected a refresher on dance moves from the 1980s, such as the Running Man, the Dougie, and the Smurf. Instead, Jabari modernized those dance moves and others by blending them with body rolls and smooth glide maneuvers. He encouraged us to add attitude, which is never a problem for me. After a few trial runs, our small group was bumping and grinding out the routine like pros, following our own beat. “At n’Caliente, our goal is to get people out of their comfort zones,” says Jabari. For a few hours a week, I definitely left the mama zone and traveled into the Fly Girl zone. 

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wen Dicapo, education director at the Palace Theatre, believes theatre should be accessible to everyone. “Not just young people or old people or rich people or pretty people. Everyone.” Including kids with autism. While the Palace currently provides camps and workshops for all ages, they are now planning to offer a fall workshop for children with autism. “We have many families at the Palace who have children with autism. We offer all of these classes for the other kids, and these kids want to be involved, too,” Gwen says. “We’ve got to bring them in.” The curriculum is based on a California program aptly entitled Actors for Autism. In any acting

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class, an actor must break down a character and consider how the character walks or talks, what he’s thinking, what she’s feeling. Acting, says Gwen, is basically behavior modeling, but “for kids with autism, it’s almost like occupational therapy.” She explains, “You think about what would happen in this situation and how would you react, and you’re doing the same thing with kids with autism. They’re learning how to deal with dayto-day situations because they’re modeling it in these acting classes. It’s a safe place where you’ve already got the scene laid out and you’ve already got the characters laid out. So they’re coming in and working out these things, and the hope is that they’ll be able to draw from those experiences later, whenever they’re having that issue.” Gwen provides a possible class scenario. “Okay, we’re going to be in a restaurant, and in the restaurant we’re going to have a scene where something happens. Someone orders something, and the

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conflict is that the waiter brings you the wrong food, something like that. What does it look like when that happens? How are you going to react?” Gwen maintains that all children, not just autistic children, who participate in a Palace camp or workshop will walk away with increased self-confidence. “They’re going to be able to talk to people, they’re going to know to look people in the eye, they’re going to learn projection, and they’re going to learn to have something to say.” Many parents call Gwen, concerned that they can’t find that sport or activity where their child fits. They may describe their child as a little odd or different from other kids. Emphatically, Gwen says, “I always tell them the same thing I tell the kids. We need characters. If the theatre doesn’t have characters, if everyone looks the same, our plays are really bad. It’s when everybody’s different and you have different ages and different colors and different backgrounds—that’s when the plays get really good.” 


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…And first place goes to Fran Norris,” the second judge declared. Fran beamed and nudged Lola to step forward from the lineup of ten horses in her Western Pleasure class at the Dixie National Quarter Horse Show. With the first two judges placing her on top, she was off to a good start. Fran held her breath as the third judge began announcing his placings. “And first place goes to Fran Norris.” “Is this really happening?” Fran thought, scanning the crowded stands for her trainer and her husband. One more first, and

she would take home the circuit champion title from the Jackson, Mississippi, show. “By the time the fourth judge placed me as first, I was so overcome with amazement and happiness, you could have knocked me over with a feather!” Fran recalls. Then the announcer stepped forward, taking the microphone. “By unanimous decision, the Circuit Champion for Novice Amateur Pleasure is… Fran Norris!” boomed the voice over the loudspeakers. All at once, cheers erupted from the stands, filling the coliseumlike arena. Fran felt dozens of eyes sweep over her. “It was an amazing feeling,” she says. “I can still hear my trainer whooping and whistling.” Though Fran has loved horses

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since she was young, she didn’t start taking horse-riding lessons until she was in her late forties and waited until 2000 to purchase her first horse. Now she owns five horses, all boarded at her horse trainer, Jay Jordan’s, barn in Comfort, Texas. Of the five, four are American Quarter Horses—a horse known for its speed and strong, powerful body—and one American Paint Horse, a horse similar to the American Quarter Horse but with

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A New Road Ahead

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A l l About


hen the results of the 1964 freshman class officer election arrived, Jake Schrum was devastated. Despite his best efforts campaigning to become Southwestern University’s freshman class president, he had lost. He plopped down on the sidewalk curb, crestfallen, and stared at the ground. What had gone wrong? He’d been elected student body president of his high school. Why didn’t the Southwestern student body want him as well? “Are you okay, Jake?” A voice cut through his trance. Jake squinted into the sunlight to see Durwood Fleming, Southwestern president and longtime family friend, peering down at him. Rising to his feet, the young psychology major filled the president in on what had happened. “Walk with me a bit,” said Durwood, and the two made their way back to the president’s office. Jake felt much better by the time they arrived. Later, walking back to his dorm room, he thought, “That guy has a good job. He really enjoys it; he’s doing something for young people; and he lives in the big house.” Years later, with his wife, Jane, at his side, Jake would become the fourteenth person to serve as president of Southwestern and live in the Turner-Fleming house. But at that point in his life, he aspired to become a counselor to ministers and their families. Jake earned a master’s degree from Yale Divinity School, but life pulled him in another direction. After graduation, he was offered a full-time job working in administration at Yale—first with the Association of Yale Alumni and later as a fundraiser with the Yale

Alumni Fund. At the time, the Alumni Fund was running a $370 million fundraising campaign—until then, the largest campaign ever attempted by a college or university—a job that prepared him for the many fundraising efforts he’d preside over as president of Texas Wesleyan University in Fort Worth and, later, of Southwestern University in Georgetown. Now, after serving nearly forty years as a college and university administrator, Jake plans to retire from Southwestern University at the end of June. Georgetown View caught up with this busy man in April to learn why he decided to leave now, and what’s in store for him after leaving Southwestern.


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View: You’ve presided over Southwestern University—the oldest university in Texas—for thirteen years. Why leave now? Jake: The natural tenure of a president is six and a half years. This is my second presidency. I was president nine years before this at Texas Wesleyan. When I came to Southwestern, I promised the trustees I’d be here ten years. So it just made a lot of sense to say, “The campaign is coming to a close.” Some of the things I’ve wanted to initiate the last two or three years while I’m here—like making Paideia a program for everyone here, starting Division III intercollegiate football, looking at a relationship with the Methodist Hospital Research Institute in Houston for a new master’s degree in translational medicine, finishing the campaign, raising the money for the first phase of the new science building—I saw all of those things coming to a close here by the end of this academic year. 

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A New Road Ahead from page 35

View: You’ve led an impressive career. What comes next? Jake: I’m not retiring. I’m just retiring from Southwestern. So I’ve looked at a lot of things: I’ve looked at the possibility of another college presidency. I’ve looked at working for a foundation. I’ve been raising money for years and years; it would be nice to work for an organization that gives away money. I’ve looked at spending a lot more time writing. I’ve thought about spending more time speaking. I’ve explored being a consultant to presidents, who are under a lot of stress and pressure and feel like they need to act like they know everything. Maybe doing something related to the United Methodist Church— locally or statewide, but I’ve also been looking at doing something for the church worldwide. And spending more time with my two daughters—one is in Atlanta and is a fundraiser for Agnes Scott College; the other is a furniture maker and designer in Maine. So those are all ideas that have crossed my mind in terms of what’s next. View: You’ve announced that you’ll retire June 30, 2013, to be succeeded by Edward Burger, a former math professor from Williams College. Jake: I want to be as welcoming and as helpful to the new president as he wants me to be. Right now, what’s good for Southwestern is not about me. It’s about him and his vision moving forward. To use a track and field metaphor, it’s very helpful if you don’t drop the baton between the people who are going to make the race successful.

In August, President Schrum will become president of Emory & Henry College, another Methodist-related liberal arts college in Emory, Virginia.

So, as carefully as I can, I’m going to hand the baton to him and try to put it securely in his hands. I think we’re turning over a very strong institution to Dr. Burger. View: You’re an active proponent of the liberal arts education. What do you think is the future of liberal arts? Jake: Right now, people are questioning the importance of a liberal arts education. People are questioning the cost of a liberal arts education. People are questioning the benefit of a liberal arts education, once you get it. And people are wondering how they’re going to pay for it. It’s a model Jake and Jane Schrum of education that absolutely works, and presidents of nect the dots. If we’re talking past each colleges like this are going to have to other and not having the connectingfigure out how to repackage the liberal the-dots conversation, I don’t think this arts, put a brand new bow on it, and democracy will last. That’s why I wrote sell it again with courage, conviction, Democracy’s Last Stand. We’re desperand enthusiasm. ate for liberal arts majors. It’s taken I truly believe that if we don’t give the me a long time to say that. But people people in this country enough of a libershouldn’t be lamenting the liberal arts al arts-based orientation to education, right now. We should be selling it like they won’t be able to make connections we’ve never sold it before. between ideas, see how those ideas integrate with each other, and conView: You were once a psychology major at Southwestern. What was it like to return as president of the university? Jake: It’s been a special honor and privilege to lead my alma mater. Jane and I will be forever grateful for this opportunity. Southwestern has a great future ahead of it, and I look forward to watching its continued progress. 

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ine-year-old Sara tucked the $5.00 she’d made that week into her apron pocket. She’d gotten up at four each morning and worked twelve-hour days at her family’s egg stand in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, to earn the money. Such hard work and perseverance was expected of all members of the German-speaking Amish community to which she belonged—even of children. Despite the long hours, Sara loved working at the egg stand, especially when she got to count the earnings at week’s end. She loved everything about the cash box: the smooth feel of the cash, the jingle of coins, the things that hard-earned money could buy. Her family struggled to make ends meet, and she knew she wanted to do better for herself when she grew up. “Working in the egg stand [provided] the defining moments of my life,” Sara says now. “It was then that I realized I wanted to be a businesswoman.” But that wasn’t going to be easy. “Since male and female roles were very well defined by the traditionalist Christian Church rules of the Ordnung, I knew I would have to leave home in order to pursue my dream,” Sara explains. But could she muster

the courage and independence to leave her sheltered life? Turning “English” Sara already knew something about being on her own outside the Amish community. When she was six, a car struck the horse and buggy in which she and her family were riding, scattering the roadway with injured family members. Sara ended up in an “English” hospital all alone with a severely torn heel. Her parents had been forced to return home to tend the family farm, their livelihood. “The accident changed my life. I felt so alone and afraid in a world that was foreign to me. Darkness still brings back fears because of a night nurse that was cold and distant to me during my six-week stay,” Sara says with a shudder. “Through it all, though, I realized that I was a survivor,” Sara continues. And she left the hospital determined that she would find a life in which she would never have to choose between family and work. “The emotional impact of my parents leaving me alone in the hospital taught me the importance of unconditional love.” On a warm summer day in 1987, Sara’s determination to live a different life led her to act. The seventeen-year-old prepared 


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From Amish to Entrepreneur from page 43 for her job at a local restaurant just as she did every other day. She arrived at work in her plain Amish dress, apron, and white head covering. But this day she was prepared to act on a plan that she’d gone over in her head repeatedly. She thought that her parents had left for a week-long vacation and that her chance had finally come. In a back room at the restaurant, she took off the plain dress and apron. She removed her head covering and shook out her long, uncut hair. “Taking off the prayer covering was the hardest thing for me to do because of the Biblical references associated with the cloth,” Sara remembers. Removing the head covering was considered an act of disobedience against God. She was horror-stricken when her father stopped by unexpectedly to say goodbye to his daughter before leaving town and found instead a teenager wearing a miniskirt and makeup. “Tears streamed down his face at the sight of me in English clothes,” Sara says. “To this day, I can still see the look of devastation because I had taken off my head covering.” That week, a friend helped Sara move her few belongings into a house where several other ex-Amish girls lived. “I had been raised in my home as Amish but left as an English girl,” Sara says. For years afterward, Sara’s contact with her parents was limited as she was “shamed” following her departure from the Amish community. Would they ever forgive her? Would she ever be able to have their love—and to give them her

Sara and Michael with her parents Betty and Aaron


Last December, the Bottoms, whose children attend Zion Lutheran School, gave one hundred dollars to each of the sixteen Zion Lutheran School eighth graders so that they could help a needy family or individual. Anne Beiler, from whom Sara learned lessons on paying it forward, was on hand to inspire the students. love—unconditionally? “Nothing,” declares Sara, “is more important to me than love and forgiveness.” But how would she find that balance between family and work that she’d always dreamed of? A New Life Sara eventually went to live with Anne Beiler, a woman raised in the Amish community until she was six, when her parents transitioned the family to a more progressive lifestyle. Anne was no longer part of the community, but her heart was Sara Bottom and Anne Beiler deeply rooted in Amish principles: devotion to church, family, hard signature soft golden-brown pretzels. work, and humility—simple ideas that After Sara married Michael Bottom in Sara still believed in, too. 1999, the two moved to Texas in 2000 Anne was also a businesswoman, and, with Anne’s help, opened their founder of Auntie Anne’s Pretzels. first Auntie Anne’s store at Austin’s She built the successful chain of 1,300 Highland Mall. “The financial struggle of stores worldwide on a promise to God starting the business was really hard,” that, if the company succeeded, she Sara recalls, “like the time we had to would share profits with those less leave a cart of groceries in the store fortunate. because our debit card was declined.” Anne “was like my mother, my best The hard work that began all those friend, and my mentor,” Sara says. years earlier at the egg stand paid off, “Anne was there when others wouldn’t however. “Michael and I went from or couldn’t be.” not being able to buy a gallon of milk Anne also in 2000 to being the owners of seven offered Sara a Auntie Anne Pretzel stores in the local chance to work area in 2012,” says Sara. on her own As a child, Sara had dreamed of finddream of being a ing a life in which her desire to own a businesswoman. business would blend seamlessly with In 1989, Anne her commitment to love and family. She gave her a job as found that with Michael and her chila corporate traindren—but what about with her parents? er at the Auntie This past March, Sara’s parents came Anne’s headquarto see her for the first time since she ters in Lancaster, left the Amish community. She showed Pennsylvania. them a pretzel, the symbol of how Sara traveled the Sara’s dreams of success intertwine country teaching with her dreams of love and family. And new franchisees her parents smiled.  how to make the

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A Dog’s Life

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roy and Louise Anderson, owners of Happy Trails Luxury Kennels and Grooming, are committed to providing loving care for your dog at their facility. Animals stay in clean, spacious kennels in a temperature-controlled environment. Located on three and a half wooded acres, these facilities offer a secure and safe setting for your four-legged family-member. “I love coming to work every day,” Troy says. “I can’t say that of other jobs that I have had.” 

Bright sunshine streams through the cheerfully painted office at Happy Trails Luxury Kennels and Grooming. Owner Troy Anderson greets potential customers with a smile, dispelling any anxiety about leaving their canine friends, for the first time, in a facility away from home.

Kennels are located in climate-controlled buildings to make your sweet pooch as comfortable as possible. Sizes range from three-by-three-feet for small dogs to four-by-eight feet for large dogs. Guests of the kennel range in size from a one-and-half pound Chihuahua mix to a 200-pound Great Dane. Dogs from the same human family stay in bright, theme-painted rooms. Animals with unpleasant or fierce temperaments are housed in separate quarters to ensure the safety of other canine guests. The Andersons make sure that kennels are cleaned and mopped three to four times a day and that fresh water is available at all times. To help accommodate working families, Happy Trails also offers boarding overnight or during work hours.

The couple’s love of dogs is indicated by the presence of Tripp, their resident threelegged dog. They found the injured animal one morning shortly after they bought the facility and decided to adopt her.


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In addition to individual and family kennels, Happy Trails has six communal areas where dogs can mingle and run with other dogs their size. During hot summer months, dogs can play in a splash pool and then relax in the ample shade provided by the many live oak trees located on the grounds.

To save a trip to the store, customers can pick up premium dog food and nutritious treats, as well as supplies such as leashes and collars, at Happy Trails. Happy Trails Luxury Kennels and Grooming

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Full grooming services are offered at Happy Trails for an additional fee. The dog is bathed, teeth are cleaned, and glands are expressed if necessary. While the facility offers walk-in grooming services, the Andersons encourage making reservations— summer is a busy season! Although Happy Trails can board up to ninety animals at one time, Troy and Louise also encourage reserving kennels early during the holiday season, as space quickly fills.

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Fostering Love Animal Outreach helps place pets in homes By

Rachel Brownlow

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For more information on Georgetown Animal Outreach, visit www. georgetownanimaloutreach. org/web. Members of GAO meet at the Georgetown Public Library on the first Tuesday of every month to organize adoption events and facilitate fostering opportunities.



r. Laura HobgoodOster, professor and co-chair of environmental studies at Southwestern University, doesn’t often fail. But when it comes to adopting pets, one could call her a “failed foster.” “It’s a running joke,” she says, “because essentially you have failed at being a foster [owner] because you ended up keeping the dog you were fostering.” Laura, who estimates that she has fostered more than thirty dogs over the past twelve years, currently has two permanent dogs of her own: a female red heeler mix named Codi that she adopted eleven years ago through the Austin Humane Society, and Cooper, an American bulldog/pit-bull mix she adopted through Georgetown Animal Outreach (GAO), a nonprofit organization that assists the Georgetown and Williamson County shelters in placing homeless dogs and cats in foster care and permanent homes. “The Georgetown Animal Control found Cooper tied to a post at The Caring Place and gave him to GAO,” recalls Laura, vice president of the GAO board. “He’s just so precious. I ended up taking him in to foster and decided to keep him.” It’s not uncommon for GAO volunteers to become failed fosters. At Southwestern, Laura

co-teaches a class every fall called “Going to the Dogs,” during which students are required to perform community-based outreach, volunteering at GAO and the Williamson County Animal Shelter. Many students end up fostering dogs through GAO; and like Laura, quite a few become failed fosters. According to Laura, the typical duration of a foster period is variable and can last anywhere from two weeks to a year and a half. “It all depends on whether the right person and the right dog match up,” says Laura, who joined GAO in 2001, a year after it was founded. “Some of the ones we pull [from the shelters] are honestly harder to adopt out. We pull a lot of pit bull or American bulldog mixes, and it’s harder to

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find good homes for them.” While many municipal shelters cannot afford to sustain a 100 percent no-kill policy, GAO has made it a top priority to ensure the survival of each animal they rescue by providing low-cost neuters and by dealing with the overflow of the two Williamson County-based shelters as a longterm service, says Laura. “Once we commit to a dog or cat, we commit to that dog or cat for the rest of its [natural] life,” says Laura. That means that if someone adopts a dog or cat and cannot, for whatever reason, continue to keep that dog or cat, they can return the animal and know that GAO will help reassign it to a new home. “GAO is filling a niche that nobody else is filling in Williamson County now.” 

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or the past ten years, Dr. J. Brooksie Ash has centered his practice on correcting the ills perpetrated on the spine by today’s modern lifestyle. A twinge in the neck from spending hours hunched over a computer screen or a few vertebrae that did not enjoy the glory days of high school football are set to rights under his expert care. Dr. Ash’s holistic approach focuses on bringing the whole person into a healthy way of living—this approach is the heart of his practice and the motivation for his most recent endeavor. In August of 2012, Dr. Ash—a registered dietitian as well as a chiropractor—incorporated into his practice a weight loss program aimed at promoting healthy eating through education and accountability. His wife, Maryori, a weight loss coach, joined him in this undertaking. “Our goal is that everyone who comes through that

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went through the program first. “Dr. Ash wanted to try it before he introduced it to his patients because he wanted to make sure that this was something that was sustainable, that was affordable, and that worked,” says Maryori. Twenty pounds lighter, Dr. Ash was a firm believer. His wife also shed ten pounds. To date, Ash Weight Loss Center has helped patients lose close to 1000 pounds total, with hundreds of inches lost—one patient, a thirtyfive-year-old woman, lost an amazing sixtythree pounds in just six months. What may seem a nearly insurmountable feat is actually a finelytuned four-phase program that helps stabilize the pancreas and blood sugar levels. This protocol is also an excellent support for cellulite reduction. Ideal Protein is FDA approved and administered only by a doctor. On a weekly basis, patients come into Dr. Ash’s office to receive nutritionally-balanced food, personalized coaching along with guidance on portion control and food choices, as well as monitoring of their progress through highly advanced comp analysis equipment. Maryori credits the quick growth of their weight loss center to two factors: Ideal Protein products and the experience and knowledge of weight loss coach Jennifer Weber. Accountability combined with individualized coaching, a proven weight-loss system, and a staff that is truly invested in patients’ health results in a powerful combination for a program that is not just a diet but a whole-life transformation. 

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Tiffany R. White Photos by Andrea Hunter


ears ago, when young Sallia Bandy’s eyes locked onto her aunt’s electric mixer, she didn’t see just another kitchen appliance—she saw an opportunity to create. Recently, she took a short break from designing intricate, one-of-a-kind wedding cakes and whimsicallythemed birthday cakes to share her decorating tips for whipping up your own edible masterpiece. What is the first step to creating a beautiful cake? Well, you have to start with an idea. You can’t just say, “I’m going to make a cake, bake it, and then make the design up.” You have to have an idea of what you’re going to do, like artists do sketches before they paint. Where does your inspiration come from? Everywhere! Don’t just think of looking at cakes for cake design— look everywhere for design.

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ers and then the smaller flowers, followed by the leaves. Think of whatever you’re doing as a piece of artwork—it’s just edible. What are the most important things to remember about cake decorating? There are a few basic things that you need to remember. One is consistency of icing—when the consistency’s right, things work. If your icing is too stiff and you go to ice your cake, you’ll tear it all up. If your icing is not stiff enough and you go to make a rose, it’s just going to fall flat. The other thing that comes into play is practicing cake decorating—you don’t have to use a lot of complicated elements on a cake or get really fancy or be an expert at roses. There are some simple flowers that you can do on a cake that look very pretty. Just learn how to use the tools, the deco-

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rating tips, the icing bags, and practice ahead of time. What is the sweetest part of your job? Kids’ cakes! [Kids are] generally more in awe. They don’t want to touch the cake, they don’t want other people to touch it—they just want it to stay there. So when you can take a birthday cake to a child and they marvel over it and realize that it’s “my cake”—that’s really neat. 

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Making a Racket

Tennis pro teaches kids to love tennis By

April Jones

Photos by Rudy Ximenez


he little boy stood at the chain-link fence and watched the pros intently as they taught beginning tennis players at Lost Creek County Club in Austin. He memorized what he saw— the way players held the rackets, how they swung them, where they placed their feet. Then he went home and worked on those skills until they became second nature. His parents didn’t have ex-

tra money for tennis lessons; his mother stayed home to raise the children, and the family lived on his father’s architect salary. They did save up to buy him a tennis lesson on his eighth birthday, however. Pete Polkinghorn, now Head Tennis Professional for Georgetown’s Parks and Recreation, remembers that lesson with Sheryl Behne, the Head Tennis Professional of the South Austin Ten-

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nis Center and a member of the University of Texas Tennis Team. Sheryl immediately recognized talent and potential in Pete and encouraged him to continue in the direction of his dream. And he did. Now he wants to make sure other kids get a chance to pursue their tennis dreams, too. Pete played tennis in junior high, senior high, and college. His passion landed him in Shreveport, Louisiana, where he participated in a large program that taught tennis to elementary-aged students in the public school system. When he took the Georgetown position almost four years ago, he aimed to start a similar program in Georgetown. And he did. Pete brings tennis equipment to a different elementary school in the district each day, in the hopes of engaging his students. “My goal for this program is to make it fun and enjoyable, while teaching them along the way. I would love to help them become a student of the game for life.” Parks and Recreation contracts with Georgetown ISD to serve around 280

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after-school kids per semester. But the fun doesn’t stop there. Last year, Pete began holding tournaments at the Tennis Center on a Saturday at the end of each semester. The students are not only learning and having fun, but they get to play against their fellow schoolmates. This competitiveness holds them to a higher standard. Why does Pete devote so much time and attention to children? “That’s easy,” he says with a laugh. “I guess I’ve never grown up, and that’s part of the problem. I’m just a big kid. My colleagues and I joke that we teach adults so that we can do what we love—play with kids!” At one point, his wife, Rhonda, had to convince him that two children of their own was enough. He wanted ten. Play is good, but it’s not the only reason Pete is passionate about ten-

nis. “Tennis is an individual sport more than a team sport. Consequently, tennis challenges you to push yourself and do more than you normally would, because you don’t have a team to Pete Polkinghorn and the kids ready to play the “Popcorn Game” rely on.” Besides caters to children. “Some tennis centers self-motivation, Pete says that selflack in that area,” he says. “They’re discipline, the ability to set and achieve places where only professionals feel goals, and staying in shape physically comfortable.” Pete wanted a place are other bonuses. “I love the sport of where everyone fits in. Georgetown is tennis because I am constantly trying to that place, he says. “I think the Georgeachieve as much as I possibly can.” town Parks and Recreation department Pete chose to come to Georgetown is one of the most progressive I’ve seen. because he was looking for a place An amazing group of people works over where he could fulfill his vision of creatthere.”  ing a family-friendly atmosphere that













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ody movement can be disastrous to good short putting. It alters the stroke path and the pace of the stroke. The movement can be so subtle that you can’t easily tell if you are moving. Only when you make a point of standing still will you know if you have been moving. You must control this movement if you want to make more short putts. If you remember Arnold Palmer, you’ll recall that he always putted with his knees cocked inward. That was his way of creating a stable platform to control movement when he made a stroke. You can also obtain this stability by exhaling deeply, clearing your head, and slowing down the entire process. Another traditional way is to keep your head still and your eyes on the ball when you make the stroke. Do not turn your head to see where the putt is going. For putts of this length, there is absolutely no need to look to see how the putt is doing. Peripheral vision will handle that. Simply

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Photos by Carol Hutchison


tarting a worm farm requires little more than a wide, shallow container or an outdoor compost pile, some leaves or shredded paper, and a pound or two of earthworms, preferably Red Wigglers and European Nightcrawlers. Add a little know-how and some regular care, and you’re on your way to experiencing the benefits of worm farming. Once established, these small burrowing animals, known as annelids, will eat half their body weight daily and can provide environmentally-friendly recycling, as well as nutrient-rich, organic compost.

“Recycling waste is the main goal and benefit of a worm farm,” says Tom Huffman, who uses a worm farm to recycle organic waste for his landscaping business, Greener Image. “You take what you used to throw away— whether from the kitchen or the yard—then feed it to the worms. In return you receive worm castings, or worm poop. Worms speed up composting and [create] nice, dark, rich earthworm castings that can be used as organic fertilizer.” While setting up and maintaining a worm farm can be relatively simple and inexpensive, these small crawly creatures do need consistent care. Tom explains that worm farms should be kept moist but not too wet and that worms need a temperate climate, from forty to ninety degrees Fahrenheit. They also like the dark, so a covering with holes for ventila-

Texas Worm Farm 800-528-6502

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tion works well. They will eat everything from shredded paper to decomposed kitchen waste but cannot have meat, dairy, and excess citrus. “Moisture level and feeding are the most important factors,” says Tom. “Worms will eat most things, but you don’t want to give them too much at one time. When adding food, you can create little pockets in different areas to keep one area from becoming saturated. Some fruits and vegetables contain a lot of moisture, so it’s good to add some shredded newspaper if the bedding starts looking too wet.” Worm castings, also known as worm humus or worm manure, are rich in organic nutrients and make wonderful compost for plants. “One of the most interesting things about worm farming,” Tom says, “is watching these little worms turn all this waste into such a nice finished product. You can use all the refuse from your garden to feed the worms, and then use the worm castings to feed your plants. A worm farm also gives you a nice steady supply of worms for fishing, too.” 

SUMMER ARCHERY CAMP!!! Beginning Archery for Boys & Girls 8-15 years old

Classes are limited in size. ➳➳➳

(Must be accompanied by parent or guardian)



JUNE 4–8 JULY 9–13 JULY 23–27 JULY 30–AUGUST 3





Sessions are held 8:30–9:30am & 9:30–10:30am each day of the camp!


(we furnish all equipment)

➳➳➳ (Down from Eastview High School)

Pick the best time and dates for your kids and sign up today!


$100 per child

4185-B East University Ave

Now M et our Agenets .

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Krista Bachler 512-657-7603

Bill Revering 512-659-9207

Clare Easley 512-913-2272

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Shirley Revering 512-635-6160

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Judy Copple 512-422-2613

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Fred Disch 512-771-5001

Rhonda Carnley 512-627-0792

Terri Butt 512-635-4434

Kari Christ 512-784-8181

Kent Steenken 512-635-0439

Katherine Reedholm 512-964-3010

Megan Turnipseed 512-966-7481

Suzanne Bergmann 512-639-9438

Stacy Molsberry 512-797-5208

Julie Ainsworth 512-826-4841

Mary Jo Schoppa 512-864-4535 823 S. Austin Ave.

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Haley Waggoner 512-966-9936

Brenda Scholin 512-731-6627

Barbara Welsh 512-217-2958

Diane Waters 512-657-4750


Conveniently located in Historic Georgetown, across from the Palace Theater

Debbie Bruner 512-635-8344

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551 S IH 35, Georgetown

Expires 6/30/2013

551 S IH 35, Georgetown

Expires 6/30/2013



Most vehicles

Additional shop supply fee may be charged, where permitted by law. High mileage, synthetic, synthetic blend oils extra. Plus applicable tax. Tire rotation at time of service. Cash value 1/100th of 1¢. Coupon required at time of purchase. Not valid with other offers. Valid at participating locations(s) listed below. Void if sold, copied or transfered and where prohibited by law. Expires 6/30/2013.

551 South I.H. 35

Next to Schlotzsky’s Deli


OPEN Mon-Sat 8AM-6PM


The founders and community owners of : The Gabriels Funeral Chapel & Crematory:

The Gabriels, the trusted name in Georgetown, providing quality service to our neighbors, since 1994.

Ray & Dorothy Bizzell Cynthia Buchanan Powell & Mary Calder Sylvia Doering Coulter Mike & Karen Cumberland Carl & Delores Doering Danny & Charlynn Doering Randy & Sue Doering Steve & Leslie Doering Claude & Barbara Hays David & Tammy Hays Gene & Jeanne Jacob Frank & Nancy Krenek Marvin & Anna Lackey Margaret Lehmann Dale Shepherd Ron Lehmann Marcos & Susie Ramos Robert & Mary Jo Schoppa Linda Scarbrough

The hearts of our leaders beat in the heritage of our community!! When you need us, you will find us where you always have… 64

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W h a t ’ s C oo k i n ’

Joy on a Plate


Relishing wild foods and world cuisines

athering wild-grown black walnuts and gooseberries, spearing freshwater carp and pikerel, and harvesting garden-fresh strawberries, eggplants, and potatoes on her parent’s upstate New York farm gave Pamela Krisan an early and rich culinary education. “We raised or gathered all of our own food,” explains Pamela, who owns the Tombstone Restaurant. “I didn’t appreciate it at the time, even though it really helped me understand where food comes from. To

me, at eight or nine, cooking was just another chore.” All that changed when Pamela moved to New York City. As a young mother, she would gather groceries from nearby shops and markets and then experiment with cooking. “I was introduced to all the cuisines of the world,” she says. “I picked up and read cookbooks like novels. I discovered that I loved seeing the expression on people’s faces when they take a bite of something I’ve created in the kitchen.” 


Christine Switzer

Photos by Megan Fox

Crab Cakes  Ingredients: 2 cans crabmeat, fresh lump 1 cup chopped celery 1 cup chopped onions 1 cup chopped red and green peppers 1½ cups panko 1½ cups mayonnaise ½ tsp salt ½ tsp white pepper ½ tsp cayenne pepper 2 Tbs cooking oil or butter

Preparation: Carefully comb the crabmeat for any shell or cartilage and set aside. Combine all other ingredients except for the crab meat, cooking oil, or butter. Once other ingredients are blended, add the crabmeat. Shape mixture into patties of roughly similar sizes, as this helps them to cook evenly. Refrigerate patties for 30 to 60 minutes, to help them hold together while cooking, and sprinkle with flour or breadcrumbs to encourage browning, if desired.

Heat 2 tablespoons of oil or butter in a saucepan, and then sauté each patty for 3 to 5 minutes per side until golden brown. Complement with freshly squeezed lemon or a favorite sauce, and serve with a leafy green salad or green beans and mashed potatoes.

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 Herb Crusted Snapper

Venison Chili 

Ingredients: 4 red snapper fillets, 4 to 6 oz. each, skinless 4 cups bread crumbs 2 cups parmesan cheese, grated ½ cup fresh thyme, chopped ½ cup fresh rosemary, chopped ½ cup fresh chives, chopped ¼ cup herb-infused oil ¼ cup melted butter 2 Tbs cooking oil

Yields 4 servings. Leftovers can be frozen.

Preparation: Melt butter and set aside. In a shallow bowl or pie pan, mix together bread crumbs, cheese, and herbs until blended. Add herb oil and melted butter to the seasoning mixture. Dip fillets in seasoning mixture, and generously coat both sides. Warm cooking oil in a heavy skillet. Sauté seasoned fillets for 3 minutes on each side over medium high heat until golden brown. Fish should flake with a fork.

Curried Chicken Salad  Yields 10–12 servings Ingredients: 4 cups roasted chicken, diced 2 cups mayonnaise 2 cups celery, diced 1 cup roasted walnuts, chopped 1 cup onion, diced 1 cup seedless grapes, halved ½ cup dried cranberries ½ cup canola oil ½ cup curry Salt to taste Pepper to taste Preparation: Simmer canola oil and curry over a low heat for 30 to 60 seconds, and then cool to room temperature. Once cooled, blend oil and curry mixture with mayonnaise. Set aside. Combine remaining ingredients in a large bowl. Add in the curry, oil, and mayonnaise mixture until well blended. Enjoy on a salad of greens or with bread or crackers.


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Ingredients: 5 pounds ground venison, cooked until brown (reserve the fat) 1 yellow or white onion, diced 2 red bell peppers, diced 2 green bell peppers, diced 4 jalapeños, seeded and diced ½ cup garlic, minced 3 Tbs smoked paprika 4 Tbs chili powder 2 Tbs onion powder 2 Tbs garlic powder Black pepper to taste Salt to taste Chicken stock to cover 1 16-oz. can of diced tomatoes in juice 3 cups kidney beans, drained (optional) Preparation: In a skillet, cook ground venison until fully browned. Separate out the venison fat, and set aside cooked venison. Using the venison fat, sauté onion, bell peppers, jalapeño, and garlic in large saucepan over medium-high heat until vegetables are tender. Add cooked venison, seasonings, diced tomatoes, and chicken stock to sautéed vegetables. Bring mixture to a low boil, and then reduce heat to low and simmer for 30 minutes. Mix in kidney beans if desired. Continue to simmer chili for 20 more minutes. Serve with cornbread.


Lodge at Rocky Hollow Certified Alzheimer’s Community

Located just a few miles from Sun City on 6.5 beautiful acres with half an acre of walking paths with fountains and gazebo.

Secure Specialized Memory Care Facility Caring for all Forms of Dementia Specializing in Alzheimer’s Care 4 Secure Grounds Apartments with Private Baths 4 Video Surveillance Family Owned and Operated Since 2006

For the last 16 years it has been our families’ goal to take care of each and every resident as if they were our own family members. Our promise to you is that we will strive to continually offer nurturing resident care and family support.



1650 CR 245 Georgetown Lic # 102467


Store Hours: Mon-Sat 9-4 and Thursdays until 7


We invite you to shop The Shops at The Caring Place – a truly unique and extraordinary group of 4 thrift shops in one building. You will find treasures, necessities and surprises. Everything is always changing, making each trip an exciting experience. Sales from our stores cover operational expenses and 100% of your donations go directly to helping local families. Donations may be dropped off, Mon-Sat 9-4, and are always welcome. Large item donations may be scheduled for pick up at 512-943-0711.

2000 Railroad Street

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J U N E E vents

1  |  FESTIVAL of the ARTS Concert. A Russian Salon, Jones Theatre SU 1001 E. University, 10-11am / Concert at 3pm, Music for Piano, Voice & Cello at Alma Thomas Theatre Southwestern University 1  |  CONCERT & FIREWORKS. Russian Around the Park, Festival of the Arts, San Gabriel Park 8-9:30pm 2  |  PRE CONCERT LECTURE. Music of the Russian Orthodox Church Ellsworth Peterson, 3:30pm Lois Perkins Chapel, Southwestern University 2  |  CONCERT. Music for the Russian Liturgy, 4pm, Lois Perkins Chapel, Southwestern University

14  |  MARINE CORPS SPAGHETTI DINNER. VFW Post 8587 1000 N. College, $6, 5-7:30pm

3-7  |  ADVENTURE CAMP. Ages 11-12, Day Trips.

16  |  USA DANCE. Samba Lessons and dancing, at Sun City Ballroom, 2 Texas Dr., 7-10pm,

4  |  ICE CREAM SOCIAL. Williamson County Art Guild, at Windberg Gallery, 711 N IH 35, 6:30pm. Bring a favorite piece of art or photo to share. 5  |  BURGER WEDNESDAY. (Every Wed) at VFW Post 8587 1000 N College, 11am-1pm, $5.50 7  |  FIRST FRIDAY. Shop, Stroll, Eat Live Music on the Square, 5-8pm + 8  |  HEALTH LITERACY FAIR. By Literacy County of Wilco, 1st United Methodist, 10am-2pm 8  |  FREEDOM KARAOKE. (Every Sat) VFW Post 8587 1000 N. College, 8pm-midnight

16  |  SUMMER ART SHOW. Sun City Visual Arts Club, at Sun City Activity Center, 1 Texas Dr, 3-5pm 19-26  |  ARKANSAS TRAVEL CAMP. Ages 12-17, camps. 22  |  TWO BANDS 2 SHOWS. The Whiskey Sisters & Shinyribs, Door open 6pm, Show 7pm, BYOB & Chairs, at THE BEACON, call 512-658-7737 for tickets and location 28  |  SenioR ADULT DANCE. Georgetown Parks & Rec, at the Georgetown Community Center, 6-9pm, RSVP 512-930-1367 or Robert.stanton@ 28  |  FISH FRY. All you can eat, VFW Post 8587 1000 N. College, $10, benefits VFW Programs

8  |  MARKET DAYS ON THE SQuare. Shop, eat, stroll, music, all day fun, 10am-5pm

Restaurant Hours:

Wed & Thurs: 11:30 AM-9:00 PM, Fri & Sat: 11:30 AM-10:00 PM Sun: 11:30 AM-9:00 PM

Buffet Hours:

Friday: 5:30-10:00 PM Sat & Sun: All Day

6 June 1

’s Day r e h t a PM s forbyFThe Walburg Boys 1-3 u n i o J ent s! Entertainm ——— day hurs T b i e r ——— N Prim TEN OPE BIERGAR Live

Biergarten Hours: 6:00 PM-Midnight Live Music: Every Fri & Sat Never a cover charge! Reservations Recommended. 68

12  |  MEMOIR WRITING CLASS. Williamson Museum, Members $75, Non-members $95, 512-943-1670 14  |  LUNCH & LECTURES. Williamson County Christian Women’s Connection, at Berry Creek County Club, 11-12:30, $16, Speakers: Author DA Featherling and PhD. Susan Quiring

4  |  GEORGETOWN ANIMAL OUTREACH benefits when you eat at Fish City Grill in Wolf Ranch, 11am10pm

If you have an event you would like to include in next month’s issue, send your information to jill@viewmagazineinc. com by the 15th of the month and we’ll do our best to include you.

11-15  |  INHERIT THE WIND. Sun City theatre production, Sun City Ballroom,$12 & $14, 512948-7720,

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Take Exit #268 off of I-35. Go 4 miles east on FM 972. We are on the left.

3777 FM 972

GEORGETOWN DALES ESSENHAUS 3900 FM 972, Walburg 1 Rotel & The Hot Tomatoes 7 Spur City Rounders 8 Ruby Creek 14 DeWayne Davis Deluxe Band 15 Gabriel River Band 21 Roland Waits & The Wayward Travelers 22 Warren Rew Band 28 Pete & The Justice Band 29 Texas Sky - FIREWORKS!

GERMAN WALBURG RESTAURANT 3777 FM 972, Walburg Live Music every Fri & Sat Night The Walburg Boys & more

HARDTAILS BAR & GRILL 1515 IH 35, Georgetown 512-869-5454 Every Sun: Bloody Mary Buffett 10am-2pm Every Tue: free pool Every Wed: KARAOKE with Robert Goodwin 1 STOOCH BAND 9 6 Cody Joe Hodges Band 8 7 The Weathermen 8 8 RADIOSTAR - outdoor show! 13 Bad Self 8 14 The Instigators 8 15 American Gypsy 9 16 Bring your Dad out for the Bloody Mary Buffett! 20 7 Years Today 8 21 Groove Knight 8 22 TBA 27 Whitestone Band 8 28 Plastic Habit 8 29 Fusion



City Lights theatres combines first run movies with a casual dining menu, offering a wide range of choices, including fresh grilled burgers, homemade fire cooked pizzas & several appetizers to choose from. Place your order at the concession and your order will be delivered to you.


Opening Dates subject to change



VIGOROUSLY. With lower prices on Texas’ largest selection of exotic spirits and fine wines, Spec’s is your on-the-way, less-to-pay for everyday store!

7 Purge 7 The Internship 14 This is the End 14 Man of Steel 21 Monster University 21 World War Z 28 The Heat 28 Water House Down


Ingredients: • 1 oz Absolut Mandrin Vodka • 1 oz Sauza Hornitos Tequila • ½ oz orange juice • Orange slice for garnish Preparation: Add all ingredients into a cocktail shaker and top with crushed ice. Let stand for five seconds, then shake vigorously for five seconds until fully blended. Strain into a martini glass and garnish with an orange slice. Sunshine in a glass!

TOMBSTONE TEXAS USA 9850 Hwy 29 W Thur: Live music at 7pm w/Joey Kipfer Sat: Live music at 3pm w/Double Bind then Karaoke at 8pm Sun: Live music at 6pm TBA 7 Jul and the Chrome Wheels 8pm 14 Live Music, TBA 21 Live Music, TBA 28 Jackie Venson


Now equipped with all new state-of-the-art digital projection equipment & Master Image 3D. CheC k U s O Ut at: for complete schedule show times & purchase tickets on-line 512 868 9922

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Gigi’s Interior 10 New trends are emerging in 2013! While new home sales in our area are on the rise, remodeling existing homes continues to soar. Here are a few of the notable trends: 1 In kitchens, shades of gray have increased dramatically over the last 3 years.

“We have been in the View every month, for over a year because that is the magazine Georgetown residents read. Many of our customers let us know - ‘We heard about you in The View.’ Please come and join us for lunch and dinner.” – Frank, Chef and Owner Tony & Luigi’s Italian Mediterranean Restaurant

2 Transitional style kitchens and baths continue to grow. 3 Granite counters are still number one, with quartz running a close second. 4 Glass backsplashes are the material of choice this year. 5 Among painted cabinetry, white has remained the most popular choice. 6 In the stained cabinetry group, over half of the market is using a dark finish, with the other half divided between light and medium stains. 7 Growing in popularity - touch faucets, pull-out faucets and pot-fillers. 8 Satin nickel is the number one choice in plumbing fixtures, with polished chrome or nickel a close second. Bronze is still in the mix, however. 9 The most popular sink is an undermount style. 10 While tile flooring is still the leader, wood continues to grow in popularity.

512-930-2677 KinseyInteriorsInc


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Georgetown View is mailed out monthly to 35,000 businesses and residences reaching over 100,000 potential customers Contact us at or 512 775 6313 to place your ad.

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June 14 and 15 10am to 2pm each day

I don’t have any back-up glasses! Go to Phil Walden Opticians & get a pair of back-up glasses!

Free to the community. Natural Healthcare Providers will be at Georgia’s Naturals, (3010 Williams Dr Ste 105, next to La Playa, 512-869-8400) to answer questions about their services and meet you! There are many wonderful service providers here in town. Find out what they can do for you. Grace Bryce MH, CNHP Gracie’s Garden LLC 512-818-7857 Mary-Virginia Mach LMT-CH Georgetown Family Hypnosis and Massage Therapy 512-965-6501 www.georgetownfamily Dr. Bruce Britain, D.C. Britain Activator Method Chiropractic 512-864-9636 Debra McGarry Licensed Massage Therapist 512-863-9711 Dr. Stephen Tranter, D.C., C.C.S.P. Clinical Acupuncture Georgetown Family Wellness 512-863-7000

Jagjit “JK” Khalsa Harmony & Health Acupuncture and Massage Therapy 512-921-9899 Kathy Kerr L.Ac., MAcOM Oriental Medicine Associates Acupuncture and Asian Bodywork Therapy www.orientalmedicine 512-657-0601

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Raising Awareness, Saving Lives One Brain One Helmet campaign promotes safety By

Christine Switzer

Epilepsy Foundation Central & South Texas 888-606-5353



tooping to eye-level with her four-year-old son, the young mother adjusted the small blue helmet emblazoned with green lizards like racing stripes. She made sure it fell a finger width or two above the boy’s eyebrows and sat flat on the top of his head. She then gave the helmet a firm tug, checking to see that the fit was snug. When the helmet didn’t give way or move from side to side, she finished by cinching the strap beneath the boy’s chin. “Parents should purchase helmets that are developmentally appropriate [and] make sure [they] fit properly,” explains Julie Sharifian, regional

coordinator in the greater Austin area for the Epilepsy Foundation Central & South Texas (EFCST). “Pedal-cyclist injuries are the leading type of unintentional injury in children. The single most effective safety device available to reduce head injury and death from wheel-related crashes is a helmet.” Over 70 percent of schoolage children ride bikes. Each year, more than 200 children are killed and 360,000 others sustain bicycle-related injuries. From toddlerhood through the teen years, children who use helmets have a significantly lower risk of sustaining a head injury. Few parents, however, require their children to wear helmets. Julie notes that more than 90 percent of schoolage children lack this necessary protection. Because head injuries are potentially serious and can result in Traumatic Brain Injury and the onset of Traumatic Brain Epilepsy, the EFCST is raising awareness about the importance of helmets with this year’s One Brain One Helmet—Head Injury Prevention Campaign. “[This] campaign coordinates

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with local area schools or child care centers, at bicycle rodeos, special events, or classrooms,” Julie explains, “[and] shares information about the proper use of helmets to prevent head injuries from accidents on bicycles, skateboards, skates, and scooters. Many parents do not realize the importance of insisting their children use helmets, [but] helmets should be used by children with any wheel-related device.” The EFCST will distribute a number of helmets to children from economically disadvantaged backgrounds throughout the region. “We need students and parents to develop awareness of the correlation of head injury from wheeled-related accidents and epilepsy. We hope that awareness will help to prevent head injuries in children,” Julie says. “Every dollar spent on a bike helmet,” she explains, “saves on direct medical cost. An investment in helmets saves lives.” 

For more complete information on proper fit of a bicycle helmet and on bicycle safety, visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) at

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something to eat. With so many foods weighed down with additives, artificial ingredients, and high fructose corn syrups, I just wanted other kids to have what my kids have.” When I first looked at H.U.M.A.N., I noticed that these machines were doing really well in schools. I knew I wanted to be part of this company when I discovered they had researched the nutritional guidelines and regulations in each state and each district. They learned what kids really like and then made these healthy snacks available to them.


ast December Garrett’s first school found him! Several students from St. Dominic Savio High School decided to base their comprehensive research paper on School Health Advocacy. David Bologne, Audrey Ngyen and Emily McCauslin found that H.U.M.A.N. vending was the most innovative and comprehensive company that filled their nutritional gap. Their paper ended up on the school director’s desk and they now have two vending machines filled with healthy snacks and fruit drinks like Pirate Booty, Stacy Pita Chips, cheese, Izze, and organic chocolate milk and more. Since then he has added machines in Salado High School, Cedar Park Library, and Aveda Institute in Austin. He seeks to expand in Williamson and Travis County gyms, community centers and businesses – ANYWHERE he can partner and promote healthy living. 

Healthy Vending


.U.M.A.N. stands for HELPING UNITE MANKIND AND NUTRITIAN, and is a vending machine franchise with a different take on how you picture a vending machine. Picture: all healthy snacks and drinks. Picture yourself, your children and your grandchildren at this machine. Picture students lined up for a healthy alternative. H.U.M.A.N. was founded in 2008 with the idea of making tasty nutrition available everywhere. The world’s first 100% healthy vending machine is already franchised at more than 1,200 locations. While you are staying healthy it is good to know that H.U.M.A.N. is giving 10% of their profits to fight childhood obesity in America.


ere in Georgetown, Garrett Blanton, is supplying these healthy vending machines. As a former teacher Garrett knew the importance of good nutrition and the effect it has on a child’s ability to learn. Call GARRETT BLANTON “I’m glad they got the junk at 512.633.7128 for more food out of schools,” says information. Garrett, “but many times kids don’t make it to breakfast or lunch and they need

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“We’re on your side of the fence!” Locally Owned Professional Dependable Courteous Quality Workmanship No salesman - Deal directly with the owner

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reasons people choose us! Everything you need for Your Landscaping Needs

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Main Street Children’s Center ™

Main Street Children’s Center is the hidden gem of childcare facilities in the Georgetown area. • Exemplary member of the

Swimming Pool  Fitness Room  Full Library Beauty & Barber Salon  Game Room Billiards Room  Movie Theatre  Business Center 1 or 2 Bedrooms  Clubhouse With in 10 minutes of 5 Golf Courses

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Lone Star Circle of Care

Lone Star Circle of Care 2423 Williams Dr # 113 Georgetown, TX 78628 For appts call: 1-877-800-5722


ne in every three adults ages 65 and older will fall each year. The risk of falling increases with age and can result in serious injury such as bone fractures and head injuries. As we age, it becomes increasingly important to understand the risk factors that lead to falls and what can be done to prevent falling. There are many risk factors that can lead to falls including osteoporosis, poor vision, lack of physical activity, medications, and environmental hazards. To combat these hazards you can begin by incorporating fall-prevention tips into your life. Discuss fall prevention with your doctor If you or a loved one have fallen unexpectedly, there could be an underlying medical condition or even a specific medication that is the cause. Impaired vision can also result in falling. It’s important to schedule regular eye exams.  Stay active Regular exercise can help to improve strength, coordination and balance. Consider daily walks on safe surfaces or swimming. If you do fall, physical fitness can also mitigate potential injuries.


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Keep your home well lit It’s important to keep all areas of your home bright to avoid tripping on objects that you may not see. Use night lights in hallways and bathrooms, and keep a lamp close to your bed and other places you might often use. De-clutter Make sure your home is free of clutter that could potentially cause a fall. Keep electric cords and phone cords out of walkways. Make sure your furniture allows for a wide walkway. It’s also important to secure loose rugs to the floor and install non-slip mats in the bathtub. Use a walker or handrails Consider using a walker or other device to assist with walking if needed. Installing handrails in the bathroom, hallways and on both sides of the stairs can help to prevent falls. At Lone Star Circle of Care our dedicated senior care clinics in Georgetown and Round Rock provide personalized, quality health care for patients age 60 and older. We have board certified internal medicine physicians, a convenient on-site pharmacy, integrated psychiatry and therapy, and we accept most major insurance plans as well as Medicare. We offer preventative care and screening, chronic disease management, and treatment for common illnesses such as the flu and shingles. 


Time is on your side. It’s easy to forget whether you’ve taken your medication or not. Setting a daily alarm can help you remember to take your medicine at the same time every day.

At Lone Star Circle of Care, we’re always thinking about your health — even when you’re not in for a check-up. Our senior health centers strive to be a complete medical home for patients. With experience in caring for patients with unique and often complex medical conditions, our board-certified internal medicine physicians provide a high level of personal attention and service. We offer in-house lab testing, and Medicare prescriptions can be filled in our convenient, on-site pharmacies. So stay healthy out there. And if you need us, we’re here for you.

We accept all Medicare patients. Call today for an appointment 1.877.800.5722 or visit

Lone Star Circle of Care Senior Health at Lake Aire Medical Center 2423 Williams Drive, Suite 113 Georgetown, Texas 78628

Seton – Circle of Care Senior Health at Texas A&M Health Science Center 3950 North A.W. Grimes Blvd, Suite N104 Round Rock, Texas 78665



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