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Harmony Day School expands to include new programs Harmony Day School, a Montessori program for early childhood, is accepting applications and expanding to include new and exciting educational programs for children ages 18 months through age 6. The Harmony Day School Toddler Program offers students aged 18 months through 3 years a unique beginning of self-development in a warm atmosphere of special understanding, respect and support. It fulfills the social, physical, emotional, developmental and psychological needs of each child and adheres to Montessori philosophy that encourages vocabulary development, independence and self-confidence. Through positive daily experiences and engagement with well-prepared activities, the young child gains an appreciation and respect for his environment and peers. Toilet teaching is a primary focus in this program, so students are not required to be potty trained to participate. The freedom and guidance provided in the safe and nurturing environment of the toddler classroom will be overseen by one Montessori certified teacher and a well-trained assistant. The Harmony Day School Enrichment Program will offer children, ages 3 to 6, an opportunity to experience a foreign language, a fine arts and a movement class each week.

Program offerings change each semester in order for children to fully benefit from in-depth study of each subject area. This program, offered on Friday mornings, begins at 8:40 a.m. and ends promptly at noon. A morning snack and free play session round out the morning. This program is open to all children ages 3 to 6 in the greater Lexington community. The Harmony Day School Extended Day Program is offered to children enrolled in the four-day primary program at Harmony Day School and who have birthdays on, before or just missing the Kentucky October 1 deadline. The extended day program begins at 8:40 a.m. and ends at 2:30 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays. During this time, children prepare their own meals, set their own tables, family pass their noon time meal and master lessons of grace and courtesy. They further benefit from small group and individual instruction in a small class setting with a highly trained, experienced teacher. Extended day students also attend class from 8:40 a.m. to noon Tuesdays and Thursdays. For enrollment information regarding toddler (ages 18 months to 36 months), primary (ages 3 to 6), enrichment and/or extended day Programs at Harmony Day School, please visit us on the web at www.harmonydayschool. com or call (859) 519 · 6759.

The Hamburg Journal is happy to provide the following business-related news from our area:

Art in the Gardens coming up in Frankfort The formal gardens of Liberty Hall Historic Site in downtown Frankfort will form the backdrop for the first-ever Art in the Gardens at Liberty Hall on Labor Day weekend, Sept. 1-2. The festival will feature 50 of the region’s finest artists and artisans, specially invited for the recognized quality of their work. Visitors will browse booths that offer items as diverse as ornate glass objects, playful hand-crafted dolls, and intricate scrimshaw designs. Art in the Gardens will be the ideal place to purchase a colorful silk scarf, a cutting board crafted from native woods, or a pot decorated with designs imprinted by delicate horse hair. Art in the Gardens will be a family-oriented, fun-filled weekend. Children’s art activities are planned and live music from local performers will complement the festive atmosphere. Open house tours of Liberty Hall and the adjacent Orlando Brown House are included in the $3 daily admission. Also planned are art activities in downtown Frankfort. More information for Art in the Gardens at Liberty Hall is available at the event web site at The festival also is on Facebook at

Free classes for minority, women-owned businesses The Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government will hold free classes during the month of September for women and minority-owned businesses seeking to do work with the government. A new class -- “How to do business with LFUCG, the Fayette County Public Schools and UK Facilities Management” -- has been added to the class roster on Monday, September 17. from 4-6 p.m.

National College recently held its bi-annual Community Advisory Board meeting at the Hamburg campus. The board provides local business, agency and military professionals an opportunity to network with staff and faculty members and gives them a chance to provide input on the current employment needs of the community. The board is comprised of professionals who volunteer time and assistance in pursuit of the highest level of “real-world” education and training the college can provide. Photo by Earlane Cox

“This is the first time we’ve offered a joint class of this kind. We partner with the Fayette County Public Schools and UK Facilities Management on other projects. We seek out and work with similar kinds of vendors. We thought it would be a good idea to offer this information to our vendors to increase their opportunities to find work,” said Marilyn Clark, minority business enterprise liaison for the LFUCG. “Almost all of our instructors come from outside Lexington to present these classes. We are really grateful for their dedication to the growth of minority and womenowned businesses,” said Clark.

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begin at the front of the center, where LFUCG recycling trucks enter and are weighed, then pull through and dump everything they’ve picked up during the day. Once everything is dumped, a bulldozer sifts through the giant pile and removes anything that could be a danger to employees or the center’s equipment. The remaining pile gets moved through to the next phase of the process, which includes the optical sorter – a machine that uses puffs of air to separate plastic from the other materials, based on weight. Eventually, once the materials are separated, they are compacted into large bails and set out to ship.

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Trash Talk “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” - The Saturday Evening Post: Vol 198 (1925) Every day 250,000 pounds of recyclable materials are dumped and processed for market at the LFUCG recycling center. This month I took a tour to learn more. After donning a safety vest, goggles and a hard hat at the LFUCG Recycling Center, I learned Lexington residents can co-mingle their recyclables in their Rosie Cart. Items accepted include: Paper Products: boxboard, e.g. cereal, cracker, cake-mix, spaghetti, etc., boxes (remove the lining); brown paper bags; catalogues; corrugated cardboard (remove any packing material); magazines; newspapers with inserts; office and school papers; phone books; unwanted mail, fliers and door hangers Cans: aerosol (hair spray, etc.- empty); aluminum soda & beer cans; steel food cans (please rinse; labels can stay on) Plastic: bottles and jugs only, e.g. soda, milk, water, juice, detergent, bleach, and fabric softener. Glass: blue, brown, clear and green bottles and jars go into the Rosie with other recyclables. Are you curious about life-after-Rosie? Find out where your recyclables end up by taking your own free tour of Lexington’s Recycling Center! Tour is appropriate for children ages 5 and up. Please wear close-toed shoes. To preregister, call Esther at 367-4948. Your tour will

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You already know that recycling reduces waste that goes to landfills. The bales produced by the LFUCG Recycling Center also put money back into our local economy and provide many jobs in the recycling industry. More benefits include:

To All Our Valued Customers, Readers & Friends, September days have come at last, this summer has gone so fast. I miss the sun, shinning down so bright. But I’m grateful for the September nights, cool and sweet, the winds blown down, putting on a summer crown.

Teresa Murphy | Publisher

Here in Central Kentucky, Family Practice Associates of Lexington (FPA) is a group of primary care providers who are dedicated to giving family-centered care from birth to later years. FPA has 12 PCPs including 10 physicians, a nurse practitioner and a marriage and family therapist. Cover feature of the month. Page 14-15.

Whether young or old, Family Practice Associates of Lexington is here to meet your health care needs. Learn more about FPA at As always, my staff and I thank you, for your continued support. We hope that this issue brings a valuable resource of information for Hamburg and the surrounding area. Enjoy all your favorite fall activities and we look forward in continuing to provide you with a quality niche publication in the future. Sincerely,

Saving Energy — Recycling one aluminum can saves as much electricity as it takes to run a television for three hours. Conserving Natural Resources — Recycling a 4-foot stack of The Hamburg Journal produces as much paper pulp as a 40-foot pine tree. Bottles and jars can be used to replace high grade sand, soda ash, limestone and feldspar in making new bottles. Improving the Environment — Pollutants from manufacturing processes are reduced through recycling, 50 percent for paper products and 90 percent for aluminum products. Back home at MotherStucker headquarters, I’ve discovered an asset to aid in recycling efforts. I’m hardcore crushing on Flings Bins colorful designs and am head over heels loving how easy Flings Bins are to use. Flings Bins components are either biodegradable or degradable, packaged smaller than a laptop computer and expand when you are ready to dispose. Available in Hamburg at Target and Party City, Flings Bins Home Recycle Bins are 3 for $5.99. Win your own Flings Bins. One lucky Hamburg Journal reader will receive a free three-pack of Home Recycle Flings Bins. To enter, email your name and tell me where you find your monthly Hamburg Journal. Contest ends 9/25/2012.

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all smiles Bluegrass Orthodontics gets big grins from teachers and administrators; Partners in Education Program has raised over $50,000 for schools


n the summer of 2010, Bluegrass Orthodontics developed its Partners in Education program with the purpose of helping schools defray some costs by providing them with direct financial support. Since that time, the business has donated over $50,000 to local schools. “About 75 percent of our patients are school-age children, and we are keenly aware of the growing difficulties teachers and schools face securing enough funds for their needs,” said Dr. Stan Ferguson. “We have been blessed by the communities we practice in and wanted to find a way to give back.” And so began the Partners In Education Program. Since Aug. 1, 2010, Bluegrass Orthodontics has donated $100 for every patient (child or adult) who has started full braces treatment. The money has been donated each time in the patient’s name and to the patient’s school of choice. Checks are sent every month to the respective schools, Ferguson said. School administrators have been asked to direct these funds to teachers for needed classroom supplies. As of July 12, 2012, Bluegrass Orthodontics had donated $53,500 to schools in Fayette, Bourbon, Jessamine and other surrounding counties. In Hamburg alone, Liberty Elementary has received $600, and Edythe J. Hayes Middle School has received $4,100, Several school have used the donations to help stock their food pantries or for backpacks. One school put the money into an account to help less fortunate students with school supplies. Another school used the money for a child who needed an eye exam. Several schools have used the money to help with the costs of field trips for students who don’t have the money to pay.

“The response over the past two years from teachers, administrators and parents has been tremendous,” Ferguson said. “This is a quiet effort, only spread by word of mouth.” The effort may only have been by word of mouth, but the gratitude is tremendous. Thank-you notes have poured into the office. “What a surprise to open the mail and find a check for $200. Thank you so much for your generosity,” Russell Cave Elementary School Principal Betsy Rutherford said in a note. “As you know Russell Cave Elementary is located in rural Fayette County with approximately 90 percent of our students receiv-

ing free/reduced lunch services. Donations such as yours allow us to provide programs and services that some of our students would never have the opportunity to experience.” Dr. Ferguson and his business partner, Dr. Ed Tipton, have met with principals and superintendents of schools in Lexington, Nicholasville and Paris. Bluegrass Orthodontics also has offices in each of these locations, including Hamburg at 2517 Sir Barton Way. “It is our intent to continue this effort and encourage other businesses to find ways to help schools or other organizations in the communities we live and work in,” Ferguson said.

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Fifth annual Take a Swing at Diabetes coming up in Sept. The fifth annual Take a Swing at Diabetes will be held Sept. 17 at Andover Golf & Country Club with proceeds benefiting the American Diabetes Association and its mission - to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all those affected by diabetes. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. followed by a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. This is the perfect way to gather friends, business associates and co-workers to enjoy a day of golf at a beautiful club while helping to stop diabetes. Teams are $500 per foursome ($125 for an individual) and include green fees, cart fees, lunch & a lavish banquet following the tournament. Participants also have

the opportunity to win wonderful prizes. Most importantly, your commitment helps support over 400,000 Kentuckians that are living with diabetes. “This is our way to give back to the community where we live, and we want others to join us and put an end to this dreaded disease,” Louis H. Vettraino, tournament chairmanm said. “We know economic times are tough, but diabetes never takes a break and neither are we. Working together is the most powerful way to help find a cure for this disease.” To be a part of the cure, visit www. or call (859) 263-4335 to register your team today.

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Food 4 Thought


Hayes Middle School students combine math, nutrition in program Hayes Middle School is taking a fresh new tasty approach to enhancing student achievement. Why not combine food and math? The Food 4 Thought program offers nutritional information, healthy foods, cooking lessons, shopping tips and there is no cost for the families of the students participating. The kids learn how to calculate meal costs, calculate and compare unit prices, determine calories per serving, determine recommended calories per day and many other helpful life lessons in this unique afterschool program. Parent Kaye Hughes came up with the idea after completing the Commonwealth Institute for Parent Leadership (CIPL) training last October. Although the training concluded, the real work was just beginning. The challenge was to go back to the school to design and implement a project that included three overarching goals: to improve student achievement, to involve other parents and to have a lasting impact. Improve Student Achievement: The program began with dinner and an informational meeting held in February for parents and students. Based on trend test data, one of the areas of greatest need for improvement is in math for certain subgroups of Hayes students. Jessica Berry (Ready Kentucky) and LouAnn Ramos (Prichard Committee) presented the changes to the core content standards and the new testing time-line while Mary Ellen Hunt (Hayes curriculum coach) shared the 2011 IPR data/trends with a focus on math. Hughes shared the scope of the Food 4 Thought project pilot. The program targeted kids who were recommended by teachers as needing additional help with math skills and/or who might benefit from the nutritional information and free foods prepared. Many students signed up for the program after the presentation. Seventeen students in all participated in the pilot program that spanned March and April. Involve Other Parents and Community: Volunteers supplied crock-pots of various healthy soups, whole wheat and whole grain breads, whole wheat chocolate chip cookies and strawberry parfaits while Chic-fil-A provided chicken salad sandwiches and tea. A drawing was held for door prizes: a microwave oven, a tabletop mixer, a crock-pot, a mini-food processor and many other kitchen gadgets. Several community businesses and groups supported the program financially with gift cards, kitchen appliances or monetary donations: Christian Crossroads Church, Kohl’s Department Store, Sam’s Club, Wal-Mart, Target, Good Foods Market & Café, the Hayes PTSA and the Prichard Committee donated money/gift cards while Chic-fil-A, Fazoli’s, Bed, Bath & Beyond and Peirratt’s donated either food items or appliances. Several Kohl’s associates volunteered their time to assist the students in the kitchen as well. Tates Creek High School printed the business logos on donated aprons for the students to wear while cooking.

Hayes teachers — Patti Breeden (health), Andrea Baker (consumer sciences) and Amy Hawkins (physical education) — were essential in the kitchen as were employees from the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department, the Fayette County Extension Office and God’s Pantry. Extension office and health department employees planned the lessons and the healthy meals prepared, while Mrs. Hughes shopped for the ingredients, prepped many items for the kitchen, purchased prizes/ incentives for the students and prepared the math worksheets and recipe sheets. Mrs. Audrey West (Hayes math department chair) provided guidance on the math concepts covered. Students worked out the cost per serving, total cost of the meal for his/her family and other unit rate questions in addition to having some hands-on time in the kitchen making dinners to take home each week: calzones, turkey tetrazzini, black bean and corn pitas, enchiladas, chipotle sloppy Joes and Greek pasta salad with hummus and vegetables for dipping. Week 6 was a field trip to the Kroger Marketplace on Richmond Road. Amey Herald, Kroger dietician, led the students and their parents on a nutritional tour through several departments. She explained the NuVal nutritional rating system and pointed out better, healthier options in each department. Students found it interesting to note that similar foods might have very different nutritional values depending on how the foods were processed and/or packaged. At the conclusion of the tour, students and parents were presented with a $10 pre-paid Kroger shopping card and a shopping challenge: make a nutritious and healthy meal for the family for under $10. Students shared with classmates about the meal they prepared during the final session, and door prizes were awarded for participation in the program. Lasting Impact: The students took home a folder filled with recipes from the class, nutritional information, and completed math worksheets as well as their apron, a colander, a reusable shopping bag filled with goodies and a calculator to use while shopping for the best buys. The most important take-away from the program, however, was the hands-on experiences in the kitchen, a better awareness of the definition of good nutrition and a sense of accomplishment and pride in knowing that he/she prepared dinner for the whole family. One parent shared that what her child was learning through the program is carrying over in what and how they cook at home. She was very appreciative of the program and said, “We looked forward to our Thursday meals!” The families submitted a “meal survey” each week as a way for organizers to gage the effectiveness of the program. Organizers are currently evaluating and revising the program and are planning a six-week session to begin in September followed by another sixweek session to begin in January with the hopes of enhancing the math skills and improving the eating habits of 24 more students next year. Their motto is “If you feed a student a fish, he eats for a day. If you teach a student to fish, he eats for a life-time!” Anyone interested in volunteering time or donating to this program, please contact Kaye Hughes at

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Cones for the Cure

Graeter’s gives special ice cream flavor in hopes to cure cancer “Sometimes the best way to cure cancer is with a little cream and sugar,” said Keith Desserich, chairman of The Cure Starts Now – an international cancer charity, “and thankfully, Graeter’s once again shows their commitment to the community by funding vital research to help our children.” The Cure Starts Now and Graeter’s team up this September in their annual Cones for the Cure campaign. This two-week long campaign will take place September 10-23 at participating Cincinnati, Dayton, Columbus, Lexington and Louisville Graeter’s locations to help spread the word about The Cure Starts Now and its mission to find a cure for all cancers by focusing on pediatric brain cancer. As part of their continued support for The Cure Starts Now, Graeter’s will be giving

away free scoops of the best-selling Elena’s Blueberry Pie ice cream to customers two times during the month of September. Elena’s Blueberry Pie is a special flavor that was created in honor of 6-year-old Elena Desserich, the inspiration behind The Cure Starts Now. A portion of each sale of Elena’s Blueberry Pie ice cream goes directly to the charity to fund vital research in pursuit of a revolutionary “homerun” strategy. “In many ways, this is where it started,” says Chip Graeter of Graeter’s. “Almost four years ago we joined the charity with the creation of this special flavor and have been committed to the cause ever since. And this time we want to do even more.” During Cones for the Cure, guests that visit a Graeter’s store during the campaign period have the opportunity to donate a $1 or $5 “Cone for the Cure.”

Graeter’s will also offer a $15 savings booklet for every donation of $5 or more to The Cure Starts Now. The element of surpise is what makes this such a great campaign as the two free ice cream days will randomly be announced with the help of media outlets and social media. Be sure to “like” the Cones for the Cure Facebook page at www.face- for the latest news about the campaign. In 2011, nearly 40,000 people participated in the campaign which generated almost $50,000 for The Cure Starts Now. To learn more about Cones for the Cure, please visit the website at

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Boy Scouts prepare to ‘Brave the Blue’ Participants to Rappel 410 feet from Big Blue Building The Blue Grass Council is preparing to ‘Brave the Blue’ and go over the edge as a headline-grabbing fundraiser for local Scouts Oct. 25 at the Lexington Financial Center. Registration is now open at www. Rappellers (known as “Edgers”) can take the extreme challenge to rappel from 31 stories above downtown Lexington! People aged 18 to 86 have rappelled skyscrapers throughout North America through Over the Edge USA. Even CEOs and official mascots have been part of the fun. The best part about the event is that the funds raised will go directly toward supporting local Scouting programs. Over the Edge provides professionals not only teach and guide novices how to rappel, but also ensure that Over the Edge’s perfect safety record, since its inception in 2003, stays intact.

Courageous souls wishing to ‘Brave the Blue’ will commit to raising a minimum $1,000 in pledges in order to show their family, friends and business associates how simple it is to rappel 31 stories! Get together with your work associates and initiate a “Toss Your Boss” campaign… raise money to dare a Kentucky celebrity or media personality to go over the edge…or just take the challenge yourself becoming an Edger or a corporate sponsor of this exciting, high profile fundraiser sure to generate media headlines! The chance of a lifetime to step Over the Edge requires a $1,000 in funds raised or donated per rappel. Space is extremely limited and on a first come, first served basis. Fundraising is easy! You’ll be provided with your own online fundraising page where you and friends can track your progress.

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Lexington Parks and Recreation September tip sheet Southland Jamboree (7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 4, lawn area adjacent to Collins Bowling Lanes)– The Southland Association and Lexington Parks & Recreation will host the final Southland Jamboree of the series on Tuesday, Sept. 4. Held at 7 p.m. on the lawn area adjacent to Collins Bowling Lanes (205 Southland Drive). Bring a lawn chair or blanket for seating and pack a picnic dinner or purchase concessions which will be available on-site.  For additional information on the Southland Jamboree, call 260-1048. 12th Annual Dog Paddle (9 a.m.–3 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 8, Woodland Aquatic Center)–This event promises to be a canine’s delight!  Bring your dog out to the Woodland Aquatic Center for a dip in the pool.  (Sorry, humans will not be allowed to swim.)   The cost is $10 per dog with a limit of two people per dog and $5 per person after the limit.  Children who are under the age of 10 are admitted free with a paying adult.  All dogs must have a 2011 or 2012 rabies tag or other proof of vaccination.   Proceeds will benefit the addition of amenities of dog parks in Fayette County.  (Please Note: This event will take place rain or shine.  If there is inclement weather on Saturday that is of great length or intensity, this event will be postponed to Sunday, Sept. 9 from 9 a.m.–3 p.m..)  For more information on the Dog Paddle, call 288-2900 or visit Raven Run Butterflies (1 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 9, Raven Run)–Join us as we search the forests and meadows for beautiful butterflies. Learn how to identify many common species “on the wing,” hear about insect folklore and how to attract species to your yard.  This walk will last approximately an hour and a half and cover approximately one mile of trail.   For more information, call 272-6105. Community Centers Open for the Season (Monday, Sept. 10)–The Parks & Recreation Community Centers (Castlewood, Dunbar, Kenwick and William Wells Brown) will open for the season on Monday, Sept. 10.  Each of the four centers offers a variety of activities such as wellness programs, dance classes, aerobics, karate, arts & crafts, homework help clubs and more.   The centers located at Castlewood, Dunbar and Kenwick will be open from 3–9 p.m., Monday–Thursday and 3–7 p.m. on Friday. William Wells Brown will be open 5–9 p.m., Monday–Friday and 10 a.m.–2 p.m. on Saturday.   For additional information on activities and programs offered at the Community Centers, call 288-2953. History to Chew On (6 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 11, McConnell Springs)–Pack your brown bag dinner and come out to McConnell Springs for

their “History to Chew On” series. Held the first Tuesday of the month through October, these presentations will focus on aspects of Central Kentucky to include history, geology, archaeology and culture. This month’s topic is the Civil War at Henry Clay’s Ashland Estate and will be presented by Eric Brooks..   The event is free but registration is requested as seating is limited.  Soft drinks and water will be provided.  For more information or to register, call McConnell Springs at 225-4073. Supermercados Aguascalientes presents Festival Latino de Lexington (5–11 p.m., Friday, Sept. 14 and 4–11 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 15, Robert F. Stephens Courthouse Plaza)– Make plans to come downtown for two days of Latino celebrations and fun for the entire family at the Festival Latino de Lexington. Join us from 5–11 p.m. on Friday for a “Tropical Night” filled with music, dancing, fireworks, a “Trip to Rio Carnival” and great Latino food.  The Festival will continue on Saturday from 4–11 p.m. and will begin with a display of traditional dances, and arts and crafts from all parts of Latin America.   Other activities will include information booths, cultural presentations, youth activities, music, dancing and vendors selling authentic cuisine and wares.   In conjunction with the Festival, the Foundation for Latin American Culture and Arts will sponsor a health fair from noon–4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 16, at Masterson Station Park. There will be vendors providing information and music, prizes and children’s activities.  Call 288-2925 for additional information.   Junior Naturalist “Leaf it to Us” (11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 15, McConnell Springs)–Youth ages 10 and younger will have the opportunity to learn about the different parts of a tree plus create their own leaf print. This program is free but pre-registration is requested.   Call 2254073 to learn more or to register. Stargazing (8 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 15, Raven Run)–View the night sky through a variety of telescopes provided by the Bluegrass Amateur Astronomy Club.   Far from the city lights, Raven Run is an excellent place to see planets, nebulae, galaxies and the Milky Way! This program is free.  Call Raven Run at 272-6105 to learn more. Weekend Workout (10 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 22, McConnell Springs)–McConnell Springs needs volunteers!  Individuals will be helping with garden upkeep, weed pulling, trail maintenance and more.   Please dress for the weather and wear sturdy shoes and work gloves.  Volunteers should come to the Education Center at 10 a.m. and stay as long as your schedule permits.  For more information, call 225-4073.

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Life Coach Angela Spiers, BSW MEd LSW

How would your life change if you could tap into your full potential? What if you could have anything you want for your life? Let Life Coach Angela Spiers help guide you there. “As a life coach, my goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating,” she said. “Helping you make radical improvements in your life is my focus. I provide support and guidance as a life coach for transforming the issues that stand in the way of you achieving your goals. Whether you want life coaching to help achievea specific outcome or wish to enhance all areas of your life, I can help you get there faster.” Spiers owns and operates Stable Meadows located near Hamburg at Jack’s Pike. Stable Meadows offers many programs and focuses on wellness in a unique way of incorporating “holistic” support and coaching for individuals, couples and families by exposing people to not only a beautiful environment in the bluegrass, but the business also works on educating individuals about healthy food production as well as achieving balance in this computerized generation. Originally from Canada, Spiers moved to Kentucky with her family because of “the gorgeous landscapes and terrific communities.” “Since 1998, I have worked in the areas of health care, postsecondary education and private practice as a therapist,” Spiers said. “A shift of focus occurred when I decided to incorporate life coaching into my practice.” Spiers especially enjoys the collaborative, solution-focused role of life coaching. “Essentially you are the expert in your healing process,” she said. “In this approach, I provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. I also integrate a coaching tech-

nique with compassion and understanding, I work with you to help build on your strengths and attain the personal growth you are committed to achieving. “I serve as a private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients of various ages and stages. In addition to being a professional life coach, I’ve also presented to general audiences speaking on various topics. For example, life transition into college, depression and wellness. Also, in the age of ‘screen’ existence, I uniquely use our equine partners and natural surroundings in the healing process; essentially we are surrounded by the naturally ‘therapeutic’ environment of Stable Meadows.” Spiers said the equine partners at Stable Meadows are an integral part of the team and they have their own unique stories of rescue. Stable Meadows is a 10-acre farm just 15 minutes away from downtown Lexington. The environment, filled with nature, creates a balance and grounded stability, Spiers said. “Being outside in nature helps to not only promote physical wellness but heightens the ‘senses’ to increase emotional exploration,” she said. For more information, go to, call Spiers at (859) 379-0396 or email angela.spiers@stablemeadows. com.

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On the road again Alloy Wheel Repair Specialists of Central Ky. offers unique service to make repairs Alloy Wheel Repair Specialists of Central Kentucky (AWRSOCK) offers a unique service to its customers. The mobile wheel repair business can go to a car dealership, tire store, repair garage, detail shop, collision shop or to someone’s home to repair wheels. “We offer complete cosmetic repair — road rash, peeling paint, gouges, etc. — but AWRSOCK has the only on-site dent repair capabilities in the world,” said Carl Frey, majority owner of the business. Frey as formerly senior vice president of marketing for Valvoline Oil Company. While he is active in the AWRSOCK effort in a minor way, Frey said his son Dayna and daughter Alycia actually run the business on a day-today basis. “Repairing Alloy wheels the right way requires an artistic touch, and Dayna provides an unparalleled passion for excellence,” Frey said. “Alycia, who is an

investor and one of the most successful barbers in Lexington with a shop in Chevy Chase, provides sales and office support in her ‘spare’ time.” According to Dayna, the entire process is “unique and interesting to customers and very affordable.” Repairs are 100 percent guaranteed. In addition, AWRSOCK meets all insurance and regulatory (OSHA) requirements. Not open a year yet, AWRSOCK already boasts many prestigious car dealers, tire stores and collision shops in Lexington as customers. “We are a Golden Rule company” Dayna said. “Everyone is treated like we wish to be treated.” Alycia said many Lexington-area consumers are unaware that alloy wheel service exists and while the company is beginning to expand to all cities surrounding Lexington, they would be happy to provide anyone with trade or consumer references for work done thus far.

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Saturday – Sept. 1 Project Appleseed shooting event Project Appleseed Rifle and Marksmanship and Heritage Clinic Learn or sharpen marksmanship skills at this exciting shooting clinic. For more information, call 859-3277401

Sunday - Sept. 2 Ashland Jazz on the Lawn A special Labor Day concert on the back lawn of the Ashland Estate. Ashland Jazz on the Lawn featuring the DiMartino/Osland Jazz Orchestra. Reserved blanket seating for 4 is $25. General seating is free. The concert will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. For more information, contac Christina Bell 859-266-8581.

Tuesday - Sept. 4 Southland Jamboree (7 p.m., lawn area adjacent to Collins Bowling Lanes)–The Southland Association and Lexington Parks & Recreation will host the final Southland Jamboree of the series on Tuesday, Sept. 4. Held at 7 p.m. on the lawn area adjacent to Collins Bowling Lanes (205 Southland Drive). Bring a lawn chair or blanket for seating and pack a picnic dinner or purchase concessions which will be available on-site.   For additional information on the Southland Jamboree, call 260-1048.

Thursday - Sept. 6 September Discovery Night – Idea Journals with Hollywood Art Director and Production Designer, John DeCuir, Jr.

tember Discovery Night program will present John DeCuir Jr., a Hollywood Art Director and Production Designer for films such as Top Gun, Ghostbusters, Fright Night and Scream. DeCuir has also designed feature films for television and for themed exhibitions in Italy, Spain, France, England, Ireland, Japan, Canada and throughout the United States.  DeCuir was also project designer on the master planning phase for WORLD SHOWCASE-EPCOT for 10 years. Discovery Night is a monthly program presented by the Living Arts & Science Center on the first Thursday of every month.  Each month, guest artists and scientists present interactive programs that are suitable for all ages.   No registration is required (unless attending with groups of six or more.)   Admission to Discovery Night is a suggested donation of $1.00 for children under 12 and $2.00 for children over 12 up to adults.

Thursday - Sept. 6 Sixty Four West to perform Thursday Night Live presents Sixty Four West for a free public concertin-the-park. Enjoy beverages and food from local restaurants on a cash basis. The concert will be held at Fifth Third Pavilion at Cheapside Park from 4:307:30 p.m.

Thursday - Sept. 6 Legal and financial planning for Alzheimer’s Disease The Alzheimer’s Association will be presenting a program for families facing legal & financial decisions regarding loved ones with dementia.  This program will give valuable information

6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

to families and individuals dealing with

COST:  Suggested donation of $1 for

Alzheimer’s disease about how to plan

children under 12 and $2.00 for chil-

for legal and financial needs. Financial

dren over 12 up to adults.

and legal professionals will address issues such as making plans that fit the

The Living Arts & Science Center’s Sep-

need, insurance coverage, power of attorney and other family issues. Registration: Free. Alzheimer’s Association 465 E. High Street, Suite 100, Lexington, KY Time: 10:00am-12:00pm Registration is required To register: call 1-800-272-3900 <tel:1800-272-3900>  or email infoky-in@alz. org.

Thursday - Sept. 6 Tommy Taylor art show Institute 193 at 193 North Limestone will host an opening reception for artist Tommy Taylor. In his body of work, Atlanta painter Tommy Taylor has arranged imagery gleaned from cartoons, films, and found family photographs into compositions that convey the competing “drives, histories, expectations, and accepted social norms” that characterize modern identity. the show will be held from 6-9 p.m. at Institute 193 For more information, call Chase Martin 859-749-9765.

Thursday, Sept. 6 Wheeler Dealer’s Square Dance Club Beginner and Mainstream lessons begin: September 6, 2012 - 7:00 – 9:00 P.M. Location: Morning Pointe, 233 Ruccio Way, Lexington, KY Instructor: Mark Patterson Help us promote and preserve our American Heritage in Square Dancing Bring your partner. Bonus: Lines, country western couples, and mixers taught during short breaks at no extra charge. A non-profit organization. For more information, call: 272-4769, 859-227-4723. See: www.squaredance. com, ,, A healthy exercise. A low impact activity. Burns 200- 300 Calories in 30 minutes. “People who are more physically and mentally active throughout their lives are 3 times less likely to develop Alzheimer’s Disease…”Robert Friedland, Neurology Professor Cleveland Case University.

September 2012 Friday - Sept. 7 Lexington Roots and Heritage Festival The Lexington Roots and Heritage Festival will be held at Third St. & Elm Tree Lane (Corner of the historic Lyric Theatre). The annual street fair will be Sept. 7-9 as part of the month-long events. For more information, call Kimberly Baird 859-420-5696.

Saturday - Sept. 8 Peanut Butter and Jelly concert The Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra Peanut Butter and Jelly Concert will held Saturday, Sept. 8 at 10 a.m. at Living Arts and Science Center, Each concert will feature a LexPhil ensemble from a different instrument family of the orchestra to take you and your little ones on a musical journey beyond the storybook pages. Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are served.

Saturday, Sept. 8 12th Annual Dog Paddle (9 a.m.–3 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 8, Woodland Aquatic Center)–This event promises to be a canine’s delight! Bring your dog out to the Woodland Aquatic Center for a dip in the pool.  (Sorry, humans will not be allowed to swim.)  The cost is $10 per dog with a limit of two people per dog and $5 per person after the limit.  Children who are under the age of 10 are admitted free with a paying adult.   All dogs must have a 2011 or 2012 rabies tag or other proof of vaccination.  Proceeds will benefit the addition of amenities of dog parks in Fayette County.   (Please Note: This event will take place rain or shine.  If there is inclement weather on Saturday that is of great length or intensity, this event will be postponed to Sunday, Sept. 9 from 9 a.m.–3 p.m..)  For more information on the Dog Paddle, call 288-2900 or visit Continued on page 28

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Beverly Horton presented with AWWA award Beverly Horton, customer relations representative for

the Central Division customer relations team of Kentucky

American Water, has been awarded a 2012 Customer

American Water’s parent company, American Water, which

Service Award from the Kentucky/Tennessee Section of the

provides customer relations assistance to American Water

American Water Works Association. Horton received the

operations in nine states.

award earlier this month in Memphis, Tenn., during the 2012 Water Professionals Conference hosted in part by the

The American Water Works Association is an international

Kentucky/Tennessee AWWA. The award recognizes Horton

nonprofit educational association dedicated to safe water.

for her nearly39 years of exemplary customer service at a

Founded in 1881 as a forum for water professionals to share

water utility, and her commitment to sharing her expertise

information and learn from each other for the common

with others.

good, AWWA is the authoritative resource for knowledge, information, and advocacy for improving the quality and

“Kentucky American Water and American Water are com-

supply of water in North America and beyond.

mitted to providing quality service for our customers,” said Stacy Owens of American Water’s Customer Relations

Kentucky American Water, a subsidiary of American Water

team, who nominated Horton for the award. “Employees

(NYSE: AWK), is the largest investor-owned water utility in

like Beverly make quality service happen. She is dedicated,

the state, providing high-quality and reliable water and/or

knowledgeable and understands that in order to best serve

wastewater services to approximately half a million people.

a customer, you must first know how to listen. As a senior member of her team, she also understands the important

Founded in 1886, American Water is the largest publicly

role she has in mentoring junior team members. She is a

traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company. With

valuable member of our team at American Water, and is

headquarters in Voorhees, N.J., the company employs

most deserving of this award. We couldn’t be happier for

approximately 7,000 dedicated professionals who provide


drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 15 million people in more than 30 states and

Horton joined Kentucky American Water’s customer ser-

parts of Canada. More information can be found by visiting

vice department in Lexington in 1973. In 2011 she joined

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Saturday - Sept. 8 The Kentucky United Methodist Home for Children and Youth is hosting the fundraiser “Annual Day”. The evnt is on Saturday, September 8 at the Home at 2050 Lexington Road in Versailles.  Come and enjoy kid’s activities, a bake sale, live and silent auctions and a free BBQ lunch. Registration and the bake sale begin at 9:30 with lunch and the auctions beginning at 11:15. For more information call 873-4481.

Saturday - Sept. 8 12th Annual Dog Paddle 12th Annual Dog Paddle (9 a.m.–3 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 8, Woodland Aquatic Center)–This event promises to be a canine’s delight! Bring your dog out to the Woodland Aquatic Center for a dip in the pool.  (Sorry, humans will not be allowed to swim.)  The cost is $10 per dog with a limit of two people per dog and $5 per person after the limit.  Children who are under the age of 10 are admitted free with a paying adult.  All dogs must have a 2011 or 2012 rabies tag or other proof of vaccination.  Proceeds will benefit the addition of amenities of dog parks in Fayette County.  (Please Note: This event will take place rain or shine.  If there is inclement weather on Saturday that is of great length or intensity, this event will be postponed to Sunday, Sept. 9 from 9 a.m.–3 p.m..)  For more information on the Dog Paddle, call 288-2900 or visit

Sunday - Sept. 9 Wounded Warrior silent auction Support Kentucky Wounded Warriors who have served our nation in Afghanistan and/or Iraq at the Wounded Warrior Week Silent Auction Event. Event includes music, food, fun and

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celebrities. For more information,

Monday - Sept. 10 Rock the Vote at UK The University of Kentucky Student Activities Board will present Rock the Vote featuring Walk the Moon Monday, Sept. 10 at 8 p.m. in the University of Kentucky Student Center: University of Kentucky Student Center Grand Ballroom. The free show features Ohio natives and up-and-coming rockers, Walk The Moon. UK Student Government Association will be holding voter registration at the event along with booths from other organizations.

Tuesday - Sept. 11 History to Chew On (6 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 11, McConnell Springs)–Pack your brown bag dinner and come out to McConnell Springs for their “History to Chew On” series. Held the first Tuesday of the month through October, these presentations will focus on aspects of Central Kentucky to include history, geology, archaeology and culture. This month’s topic is the Civil War at Henry Clay’s Ashland Estate and will be presented by Eric Brooks..  The event is free but registration is requested as seating is limited.  Soft drinks and water will be provided.  For more information or to register, call McConnell Springs at 2254073.

Monday - Sept. 10 Memory Café The Memory Café provides an informal setting for caregivers and their loved ones with memory problems to socialize and interact with other families and professionals, while sharing and creating old and new experiences. Educational materials and expertise

are provided through an informational table and staff from the Center on Aging and Alzheimer’s Disease Center. The Memory Café will meet on September 10th  from 3:00p.m. to 5:00p.m. at the Living Arts and Science Center (362 N. Martin Luther King Blvd., Lexington, KY 40508).  The Memory Café is free of charge and open to anyone with memory problems and their caregiver(s). Hosted by the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging and the Living Arts and Science Center, the event also receives support from the Alzheimer’s Association <http://www.alz. org/kyin/> , the Bluegrass Area Agency on Aging <>  and various UK departments. To sign up or to learn more about the Memory Café, contact Deborah Danner at (859)323-6040.

Tuesday - Sept. 11 Council to hold work session The Lexington City Council work session will be held at 3 p.m. at the Lexington Government Center in the council chambers, second floor, 200 East Main Street. The public is invited to attend.

Wednesday, Sept. 12 Caregiver Connection Series: Helping Your Loved One Complete the Journey This late stage program is specialized for family caregivers and will offer information about Alzheimer’s disease and caregiving. It will also provide an opportunity to gain a new perspective on caring for a loved one that is nearing the end of their journey in Alzheimer’s. Local experts from Hospice Care Plus, Central Baptist Hospital, the VA, and the Alzheimer’s Association will present topics that are valuable to family caregivers of persons with dementia. This series will be offered on September 12th and 19th from 1:00 p.m.-4:15 p.m. at the Madison County Public Library, 319 Chestnut Street, Berea.  For more details or to register for this free Alzheimer’s Association program, call 1-800-272-3900 or e-mail infoky-in@ <> .

Friday, Sept. 14 Makenna Foundation The Art of Making Miracles Time: 6:00-11:00pm Venue/Location:  RE/MAX Creative Realty Contact:  Sheila David, Phone:  859-422-2010 The 12th annual Art of Making Miracles, presented by The Makenna Foundation, benefitting the Kentucky Children’s Hospital. An exciting evening of fabulous auction items, great food and entertainment – at Re/MAX on the corner of Palumbo and Man O’ War.

Saturday - Sept. 15 Chinese Moon Festival to be held The Chinese Moon Festival will be held Saturday, Sept. 15 at the Moondance Amphitheater in the Beaumont Centre Circle. There will be free Moon cakes for tasting and judging, a talent sow featuring Chinese dancing, singers and musicians, mini Chinese language lessons and Chinese riddles and games. The event will be open from 4-8 p.m. The public is invite to attend.

Saturday - Sept. 11 Stargazing (8 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 15, Raven Run)–View the night sky through a variety of telescopes provided by the Bluegrass Amateur Astronomy Club. Far from the city lights, Raven Run is an excellent place to see planets, nebulae, galaxies and the Milky Way! This program is free.  Call Raven Run at 272-6105 to learn more.

Sunday - Sept. 16 Horses and Hope trail ride Kentucky Horse Park is hosting the Horses and Hope Trail Ride in the Alltech Arena on Sept. 16. For information:

September 2012 Tuesday - Sept. 18 Fogg to perform There will be a piano recital featuring Ryan Fogg Tuesday, Sept. 18 at 7:30 p.m. in the Transylvania University Mitchell Fine Arts Center. The event is free and open to the public.

Thursday - Sept. 20 Celtic fiddler to perform A Celtic fiddle concert featuring Liz Knowles and friends will be held Thursday, Sept. 20 at 7:30 p.m. at the Transylvania University Mitchell Fine Arts Center. For more information, go to http://

Friday - Sept. 21 ment will be provided by Kellianna. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free with donation of non-perishable food item to benefit the Catholic Action Center. For more information, call 859-5761025

Saturday - Sept. 22 Home for Good Adopt-A-Thon An adopt-a-thon for pets in need of a good home will be held Saturday, Sept. 22 1 to 5 IncrediPet in Lexington.

Saturday - Sept. 22 Big Brown truck pull for Special Olympics

Friday - Sept. 21

Teams of 15 from companies, organizations and families throughout Central Kentucky play tug-o-war with a UPS 18-wheeler in this fun-filled Special Olympics fundraiser. Teams must raise a minimum of $1,000 (or about $67 per person). Prizes awarded to fastest pulls in men’s, women’s and co-ed divisions as well as to top fundraiser and top fundraising team. The event will be held Saturday, Sept. 22 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the The Mall at Lexington Green.

Lexington Art League presents pARTy

Saturday - Sept. 22

LexArts to present gallery hop LexArts presents the 25th anniversary of the LexArts Gallery Hop presented by Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC Friday Sept. 21, starting at 5 p.m. in downtown Lexington. The Gallery Hop showcases the finest visual artists in Lexington across 46 sites. The event is free to the public. For more information, go to

Lexington Art League brings art to the streets with our second pARTy for everyone. Plan to stop by Cheapside Pavilion during and after September’s Gallery Hop for installation, sculpture, 2D art, video, music, performance, and lots of surprises. pARTy is free and everyone is invited. For more information, go to www. lexingtonartleague.

Saturday - Sept. 22

Weekend Workout Weekend Workout (10 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 22, McConnell Springs)–McConnell Springs needs volunteers! Individuals will be helping with garden upkeep, weed pulling, trail maintenance and more.  Please dress for the weather and wear sturdy shoes and work gloves.  Volunteers should come to the Education Center at 10 a.m. and stay as long as your schedule permits.  For more information, call 225-4073.

by artists to raise funds that support the organization’s operations. The 200 culminates in an art auction in the style of a reverse raffle. Everyone who holds an auction ticket will win and will leave with a piece of art from the exhibition. General admission to the auction is $40 / $75 per couple; Auction tickets are $200 and are limited. Admission to the exhibition during normal gallery hours is free. Info at www.lexingtonartleague. org under the Events tab, or call 859254-7024.

about poverty with proceeds supporting Community Action Council. Speaker Tavis Smiley hosts the television talk show, Tavis Smiley on PBS, The Tavis Smiley Show distributed by Public Radio International (PRI) and is the co-host of Smiley & West, also distributed by PRI. The co-hosts, Smiley & Dr. Cornell West, co-authored the book The Rich and the Rest of Us: A Poverty Manifesto. Tickets are $50 and $500 for a table.

Tuesday - Sept. 25

4th Friday 6-9p LAL @ Loudoun House (209 Castle-

The Tenth annual Rising Stars awards. These awards are meant to recognize young professionals in the LexingtonFayette County area and surrounding communities who demonstrate a strong commitment to impacting the community in a positive manner through professional and non-professional service and achievement. The 2012 Rising Stars will be honored at an awards dinner and ceremony Sept, 25 from 7-9 p.m. at the Malone’s banquet room.

Join LAL at historic Loudoun House for September’s 4th Friday, Lexington’s favorite art and happy hour. On exhibit is The 200, a fundraising exhibition that culminates in an art-collector’s auction of epic proportions on Oct. 13. Enjoy refreshments and light appetizers, live music, and interactive art. Supported by WUKY, Where NPR Rocks at 91.3FM. $7 (Free for LAL Members). Info at www. under the Events tab, or call 859-254-7024.

Starting October 3

Beginner Dance Lessons

Cha Cha and Rumba Lessons

2 Step Rhythm Tuesdays 8 PM to 10 PM Starting September 25th, 2012 and October 2nd, 2012 Tates Creek Recreation Center 1400 Gainesway Dr Call for more information: Glenn and Rosalee Kelley 859/233-9947 Peter and Robin Young 859/224-3388

Wednesdays 7 PM to 8 PM Starting October 3rd 2012 Tates Creek Recreation Center 1400 Gainesway Dr Call for more information: Glenn and Rosalee Kelley 859/233-9947 Peter and Robin Young 859/224-3388.

Friday - Sept. 28

The Lexington-Bluegrass Pagan Pride Day Festival will be held at the Fayette County District Courthouse Plaza.. All ages are welcome to attend this free event, which will have vendors / merchants, workshops, diviners, food, rituals and a petting zoo. Entertain-

6pm - 9pm The Lexington Convention Center - 430 West Vine The Poverty Forum presented by Columbia Gas of Kentucky and Kentucky Utilities raises community awareness

LAL @ Loudoun House (209 Castlewood Dr.) The 200 is an exhibition of 200 works of art offered to the Lexington Art League

wood Dr.)

Tuesday, Sept. 25

Pagan Pride Festival

THE 200

Friday - Sept. 28

2012 Tenth Annual Rising Stars Awards

The Poverty Forum with TAVIS SMILEY

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October 6 8th Annual NAMI Walks 8th Annual NAMI Walks hosted by NAMI Lexington along with 2012 Presenting Sponsor Bluegrass Regional MH/MR Board. Proceeds benefit NAMI Lexington, the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Free food, music, community information vendors, kid’s zone, dog watering station, fun for the whole family! October 06, 2012 Time: 11:00-3:00 p.m. Masterson Station Park   3051 Leestown Road.  Regis-

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