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Pauli’s pleases all Behind the scenes

Fashionistas Bringing the latest trends

Can’t get no Catisfaction

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FROM THE MAYOR

Madison is unique to all As Mayor of Madison and on behalf of our 42,938 citizens, I am pleased to welcome you to our city. Madison is unique in the fact that we have the appeal of a metropolitan area, without having lost the feel of a small town life. Madison features award-winning schools and great people, and it is our hope that you’ll find it to be a place you’d want to call home. My wife, Julie, and I, along with our three boys, are proud to call Madison our home and we look forward to serving the community even more in the future. While our quality of life is already high, our team has worked diligently to improve quality of life in the city even more by assisting in many projects, including the groundbreaking of our second high school, The Shoppes of Madison (including Target), Historic Downtown renovations, completion of the Hogan Family YMCA, Mill Creek Greenway, Dog Park, Police Department addition and our Madison Growth Plan, just to name a few. I want to take this opportunity to congratulate Madison Publications LLC on the completion of Madison Living, a magazine that truly seeks to represent what living in Madison is all about. Maintaining the high quality of life Madison residents have come to enjoy is a high priority of our administration. If there is anything my staff and I can do, please let us know.

MANAGEMENT Erica Slone President & Publisher EDITORIAL Austin Phillips Editor Michael Hansberry Staff Writer Laura Vaughn Staff Writer Sarah Brewer Photographer MARKETING Chris Dickey Marketing Consultant OFFICE MANAGER Laura Samples Customer Service PRODUCTION Daniel Holmes Design Nikki James Design Jamie Sparacino Design Madison Living P.O. Box 859 Madison, AL 35758 erica.slone@madisonlivingmagazine.com Advertising Iquiries 256.772.6677

Mayor Paul Finley To contact Mayor Finley, please email him at paul.finley@madisonal.gov

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FROM THE EDITOR

Madison Living will be more than expected Living in Madison is about much more than just great schools, technological development and beautiful weather: it’s about the people who make up this wonderful community. That’s why we are proud to introduce Madison Living, Madison’s premier and only living magazine. Madison Living will publish four times a year, and it’s available for FREE at more than 100 locations across the city. Madison Living will also be available for home delivery at a low subscription cost. Inside each edition of Madison Living, you’ll find features and photos of luxurious homes, popular restaurants and interesting people who make the Tennessee Valley such a great place to live. In this inaugural edition, you’ll find sections on health, arts and culture, homes, social events, food, shopping and more. Look in this issue to get an inside view of the Thompson home, one of the most beautiful homes in Madison, while also learning more about Pauli’s Bar and Grill, Catisfaction and more. Got any story ideas of people and places you would like to see featured in the next issue of Madison Living? We want to hear them. Email your story ideas to me at austin.phillips@ madisonlivingmagazine.com.

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Arts & culture Main attractions artists on dispLay

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to your heAlth 4 tips to Living weLL

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In the bIz can’t get no catisfaction

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out & About outings around town

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shoppIng 6 unique gifts

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home sweet home take a peek inside the thoMpson hoMe

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ARTS & CULTURE

arts & culture

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Main attractions written by lAurA VAughn photographs by sArAh brewer

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he door creaks, the porch sags and the history is visible in every cracking white paint chip. Built in 1858 by a postmaster, 16 Main Street has now expanded its history to become a gallery, studio, shop and haven for ten local artists with a collection of talents. “16Main is a community of professional working artists, sharing one of Madison’s beautiful historic homes,” said Michele Lee, owner and director of 16Main. “Each artist has his or her own studio in the home, along with a gallery and shop, where you may purchase art created right here.” An art deco chandelier illuminates the home’s former living room, which has been converted to a gallery and now sells jewelry, pottery and art created by artists who are as varied personally as they are professionally. Other rooms have been transformed into classrooms where 8 Madison Living

classes are taught on candle making, drawing, painting and pottery creation, just to name a few. “Each of us brings something beautiful to the gallery and we all get along like a big family,” Lee said. “It is really nice when we are all in the gallery at the same time. We laugh, share ideas and genuinely enjoy what we do.” With day jobs ranging from software engineers to office managers, 16Main truly has a diverse roster. “We are a very eclectic group of artists,” Lee said. The adventure of artists began when she was approached by Cindy Sensenberger, the owner of the historic home in September 2010 and asked to take over the project and business. “Well of course I said ‘yes’,” Lee said. “This has been a dream of mine for a many years. I used to drive past this old house, when it was vacant, and just dream about opening a place

like this.” She believes the historic home provides the perfect backdrop for their business. “The house has a charm about it that pulls you in,” Lee said. “You can’t help but smile when you enter the front door. Its location is perfect for an artist community and gallery. Being in the historic downtown area of Madison has such a nice feel.” The slower pace of downtown life suits their tastes. “People stroll the streets slowly downtown,” Lee said. “We like the slow southern charm of this area.” Lee likes the impact 16Main has on the community, but most likes the impact and freedom 16Main gives its artists. It is nice to be able to give the community something special,” Lee said. “It’s also nice to work with other artists and share our creative spirit with each other. But best of all, we enjoy being able to do what we love.”

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“After years of working in the corporate world, my plans to explore a creative outlet full time came to fruition about 8 years ago.  I added a studio onto my house, filled it with art supplies, and haven’t stopped since.   I decided to try my hand at a variety of mediums, but I fell in love with watercolor and it remains my favorite to this day.”

R.M. Birdsong

watercolor artist

“My day job involves a lot of math, computers, studying and science, which is not at all what I want to do as an artist.  I like to think my two careers are deeply skewed in opposite directions, yet the combination somehow makes me balanced.”

Ned Corron

research physicist/potter

“My husband, Andy, and I create jewelry out of antique flatware and we make soy wax candles. I like the freedom of creating whatever comes to mind. Starting off with spoons and forks and turning them in to jewelry, each one is unique.”

Kristy Stewart

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“My favorite part about teaching is watching that glorious “oh yeah” experience happen when they finally get it. The huge smiles after they view their creation is all the reward any of us artists are ever looking for. It’s a sharing on an intimate level.”

Angela True

oil and acrylic artist

“I like that the only limit with hand-building and sculpture is my imagination. A slab of clay is smooth and cool to the touch; it can be formed into so many shapes. And after the shape is fired, glazing is the next universe of possibilities.”

Greg Lee

Lisa

software engineer/potter

world

“I find art a way to rest, rejuvenate, relax, and escape in life.  I love jumping into a painting and simply fading away into the color.  To be able to do this for a living is incredible!”

Michele Lee

director of 16Main/acrylic and mixed media artist

“I like to see the effect that art has on people, including myself.  It can play a part in honoring a loved one, expressing great emotion, building relationships and making our environment beautiful and fun.”

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“I enjoy seeing a piece of flatware being transformed into a piece of jewelry, and realizing someone will actually being wearing it.”

Brian Stewart

director of product development/jeweler

“I spend my days trying to make a difference in the world in whatever small ways I can. My creative spirit is a gift from our Creator.  I believe there is a reason for this gift, though it hasn’t been revealed to me (yet).”

Lisa Weir

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“I love being able to take a hunk of clay and form it into something beautiful and useful. I work mainly in stoneware or porcelain, hand building and throwing pieces on the pottery wheel.  Each piece is made by hand with great attention to detail. “

Martha Marks

office manager/potter

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“I was a travel agent for almost 25 years, then a stayat-home-mom, but always dreamed of either owning an art store or gallery. I love the excitement in the finished painting when I’ve captured the feeling I was striving for, or possibly better than I was striving for. If you’ve ever canned soup or vegetables, there is a point when the jar lid seals and you hear a resounding “pop.” That “pop” is a thrilling moment that means you’ve succeeded. For me, painting gives me that same thrilling feeling.”

Dianne Hart

travel agent/acrylic artist

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cLothes bon chIc Make-up & hair AlInA cAVe photographs by sArAh brewer

Adrienne Laxson Sleeveless European inspired dress by Monoreno - $69.00

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GREAT GIFTS

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Unique Fin YOUR SOURCE FOR FABULOUS FINDS

Where To Find It CHAMILIA BRACELETS With Chamilia jewelry, your options are endless. Create a special piece around a favorite theme, color, season or style that’s meaningful to you. Your finished designs will be as dazzling as they are personal. Price range from $1,300- $5,000 at Brock’s Jewelry. MEMORIES OF MADISON A coffee table book of 144 pages was prepared for Madison’s sesquicentennial in 2007. It is part of the American Community Heritage Series by Walsworth Publishing Company. The book portrays a range of Madison’s historical roots through modern times in text and photographs. $25 at Main Street Cafe. WINE CADDIE Made from recycled steel. $15 at Jacklyn’s Keepsakes.

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FOUND THROUGHOUT MADISON


Finds

DISON

Dinner at 8pm Don’t be late!

Where To Find It MAGAZINE MIRROR This stylish mirror, framed in colorful strips of recycled magazines, is simultaneously a functional wall hanging, piece of art and a conversation starter. $215 at Noble Passage Interiors. THE WRITE PLATE Porcelain Write Plate that has been pre-strung with a black and white gingham ribbon, a Write Plate pen, and idea sheet. The Write Plate is the right plate to celebrate everyday living. $59.95 at Daisy Lane Gifts. BRICKS Help the Madison Hospital’s healing garden by purchasing engraved brick pavers. A gift of $100 allows you to inscribe a 4” x 8” commemorative brick paver, or for $1,000 you can inscribe an 8” x 8” paver at Huntsville Hospital Foundation.

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Courtney Bright Bohemian top by Plenty - $226.00 Bohemian printed shorts by Plenty - $148.00

STYLE

Lizzie Keister ZigZag flared sleeve dress by Judith March - $108.00

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Sonia Lazaro Vintage top/tunic by Monoreno - $69.00 Leggins by David Lerner - $55.00

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Home Sweet Home

HOME

Comfort makes the Thompson house a home

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eff and Nilmini Thompson wanted their three boys to have room to run. So the couple purchased a 12,500-squarefoot, six bedroom, nine bath home in the Cliff ’s Cove’s subdivision of Madison. The Thompsons strived to create an elegant, but comfortable space for their children, Austin, 9; Michael, 5; and Brian, 3 to grow-up.

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When searching for a new home, the couple originally was drawn to the house next door and disliked the look of their current home. “I thought, who would live in a big empty square home,” Nilmini said. After the house they wanted sold, they reconsidered and decided to look on the inside. “It’s different when you come in,” she said. “Outside, it’s


just square looking, but it was really nice inside.” Nilmini was immediately drawn to the home’s open layout and special elements. An elevator, movie theatre and solar system inspired playroom are among some of the unique finds in the Madison home. With three boys under the age of 10, Nilmini prefers understated elegance to stuffy showroom. “We’ve already broken several pieces,” Nilmini laughs.

“Maybe later on I can add some more, but I’ll wait for another year or two.” The home’s inviting grand entrance is one of her favorite features and provides a minimalist display area for wedding photos. Hand crafted portraits of Scarlett O’Hara grace the living room walls, adding a distinctive flair. The portraits were done by artist Jeffrey Barson, who Madison Living 21


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created a four painting series on “The Gone with the Wind” leading lady. Nilmini first saw the pictures in Texas and knew she had to have them. The furniture in the living room is positioned to take advantage of another one of her favorite features in the home, the fireplace. The gas fireplace is just one of the home’s three and creates a cozy feel in the airy living room. The home had a great view and green space when the Thompsons purchased it, but when Nilmini awoke to the sound of trees being chopped down, they decided to purchase more. “It ended up costing a little more, but it was worth it,” she said. The Thompsons purchased the three lots behind their home, providing more than three additional acres of natural area. The peaceful space is put to good use as the Thompsons spend a lot of the Alabama summer outdoors. Their patio accented with red provides a great spot to sip tea. “I like bright colors,” Nilmini said. “I love colorful things that are more alive, but still elegant.” Back indoors, a baby grand piano is a practical piece that adds another touch of sophistication.

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Nilmini studied piano as a child, but is currently unable to play. “I never had a chance to finish what I started,” she said. “One of these days when I’m not so busy, I’ll start to learn again.” In the meantime, the piano plays itself with the insertion of a CD. The third floor of the Thompson residence has a less refined atmosphere. It belongs to the kids. With chalkboard walls and planets orbiting the ceiling it is all about fun. Foosball, ice hockey, video games and screaming reign supreme on the kid friendly floor. “They can scream so I don’t hear it,” Nilmini laughs. But in the Thompson house, kids aren’t the only ones who get a place to play. The grown-up game room with an autographed pool table provides realization adult style. The nearby bar serves a great place to entertain and enjoy. Personality and comfort are the design secrets behind the Thompsons’ home, which they don’t plan to leave anytime soon. “I have no intention of going anywhere else, but you never know what life brings in the future,” Nilmini said. “But, I think we’ll be here a long time.”

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LET’S EAT

Pauli’s pleases the palate written by lAurA VAughn photographs by sArAh brewer

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Matt Martin and Paul Thornton are a different, but dynamic duo. Martin is the man in white, responsible for the tasty creations of Pauli’s. Paul “Pauli” Thornton is the man with the plan, behind the scenes. Thornton created a business plan and Martin was the creative force behind the menu. The two became friends while working at The Green Bottle Grill in Huntsville and decided to open a restaurant and on March 19, 1998, Pauli’s was born. “I came up with a concept and I knew about half of what I wanted to see on the menu,” Thornton said. “I left the other half to the chef. Chefs are creative people.” Humble Beginnings Pauli’s was created just months shy of Thornton’s 30th birthday, a goal he set for himself. “I promised myself if I didn’t have a restaurant by the time I was 30, I’d go back and finish my electrical engineering degree.” He was researching colleges, when his dream came true. Thornton’s stepfather’s company went public, providing him with some disposable income. His parents

agreed to use it to provide financial backing and with the capacity to seat 45, Thornton and Martin got to work. Martin has been cooking for 24 years, but has no formal culinary education. “I started at home and learned by working and experimenting,” said Martin, who began in the restaurant business at age 16. Thornton was a Navy brat, who decided to call Madison home after his own stint in the U.S. Navy. “I decided this was as good of a place as any to start over again,” he said. Local Elegance A framed napkin with Martin’s face on it hangs alongside pictures in the dining room. The napkin was drawn by local artist, Nall. “If he goes to a restaurant he likes- he does the chef ’s picture on a napkin,” Thornton said. Artfully folded napkins and wine glasses perch atop tables, draped in pressed white table clothes. Walls glimmer with art made from wine. “Wine as Art” is created with maps from Atlases bought at garage sales, and paint made from the remnants of actual wine.

BELOW LEFT: The Pauli’s dining room provides a backdrop of elegance. BELOW MIDDLE: Pauli’s Big Bowl of Mussels and extensive wine list are among favorites in Madison. BELOW RIGHT: Executive Chef Matt Martin stands in front of Pauli’s signature bar.

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The artwork is done by a long-time friend of Thornton and Martin, Lara Isabel, and is for sale inside the restaurant. Down a hallway stands another tribute to Pauli’s love of wine: the wine room. The wine cellar encircled with wine is actually a private dining room that can accommodate eight. Accolades and Awards Pauli’s love of wine has translated into not just ambiance, but awards. The restaurant has maintained the Award of Excellence from The Wine Spectator since 2000. They currently serve 200 bottles of wine and have 50 wines available by the glass. For patrons wanting a different kind of spirits, Pauli’s offers a variety of martinis and beer to accompany their extensive menu. Among long-standing favorites, like potato crusted halibut and mussels, the restaurant features a different special each day, hand-chosen by Martin himself. “I have a lot of freedom to do what I like to do,” he said. Although picking a specific favorite item on the menu is difficult for both Martin and Thornton, they believe the steak to be among their top picks. “We always try to be consistent and good,” Martin said. “We’ve been doing that for 13 years and we have no intention of changing that philosophy at all.”

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Sesame Crusted Tuna 1/3 cup red miso 1/3 cup mirin 1/3 cup sake 4 8oz tuna filets 立 cup white sesame seeds 立 cup black sesame seeds salt & pepper

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Blend miso, mirin & sake and pour over tuna. Let marinate for one hour while refrigerating. Remove tuna and pat dry with a paper towel. Season tuna lightly with salt & pepper then coat with sesame seeds. Sear tuna over medium high heat in a non-stick pan with sesame oil for 60 seconds on each side. Let cool. Slice and serve with your favorite sushi condiments.


Steamed Mussels 2 tbsp. butter 1/4 cup shallots, minced 2 tbsp. garlic, minced 1 cup diced fresh tomato 3/4 cup dry white wine 3 lbs. mussels, cleaned and debearded 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil salt & ground black pepper to taste

In a medium stock pot, heat butter over medium heat. Add shallots, garlic & tomatoes and saute until translucent. Pour in wine and mussels. Raise heat to medium/high and steam mussels until shells open, about 5 minutes. Pour mussels and cooking liquid into a serving bowl, sprinkle with basil, salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste. Serve immediately.

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Pomegranate Martini 1/2 ounce simple syrup 1 1/2 ounces Citrus Vodka 1 oz. fresh unsweetened pomegranate juice 1 wedge lemon In a cocktail shaker combine simple syrup, Smirnoff Citrus Vodka and pomegranate juice with plenty of ice. Cover and shake vigorously. Strain into a martini glass. Garnish with a wedge of lemon.

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Tips to Living Well

TO YOUR HEALTH

written by JennIfer bAIl of JennIfer bAIl wellness photographs by sArAh brewer Make up and hair by AlInA cAVe athLetic wear by Joy’s dAnceweAr & ActIVeweAr

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The popular tree pose helps yoga students develop balance and strength. (L-R) Emily Ann Moore, Angela Walczak, Mallorie Rice, Jullian Tipple, Jennier Bail.

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We sat down with Jennifer Bail of Jennifer Bail Wellness to get the latest scoop on how to live well. Living well is easier than you might think. The problem is that there is a lot of information out

there about food, health and diets; and it can be very confusing. As a health coach, I recommend keeping it simple. Here are a few lifestyle suggestions for living well:

Hydrate

Eat Whole Foods

Move Your Body

Enjoy Life

Most Americans are chronically dehydrated. Headaches, constipation, false hunger and sugar cravings are a few effects of dehydration. Start incorporating more water into your life and set a goal of drinking half of your body weight in ounces per day.

Processed and packaged foods are loaded with artificial chemicals that give flavor, color, sweetness and a long shelf life. Over time, these chemicals build up in your body causing your body’s nutritional system to become confused, clogged and locked into fat-storing mode. Therefore, eat more foods that are close to nature, such as whole grains, legumes, nuts, seeds, fruits and vegetables.

Move your body in a loving way. Whether it be yoga, tai chi, cardio, or walking; find an exercise routine that keeps you wanting more and does not leave you drained and dreading your next workout.

Develop healthy relationships that fulfill you, do work that you truly love, have a spiritual practice that nourishes your soul, and take time out to care for yourself.

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IN THE BIZ

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Chloe loves to be pampered. Once every few weeks, she goes to get the ultimate spa treatment. On this particular Wednesday, Chloe sits in her own private quarters having some time alone, staring out of the window before getting her hair cut, nails polished and socializing with friends. She will also have her senior comprehensive blood screen to monitor organ function and be updated on all her vaccinations. Chloe is an 11-year-old Calico cat. Chloe is one of the many regulars at Catisfaction Cat Clinic, located at 9290 Madison Blvd. She’s been coming since 2008. Catisfaction is the only catonly vet in the Tennessee Valley Area, according to Dr. Stephanie Gandy, owner of Catisfaction. “I just felt that the Huntsville area and all the cat owners here need to have a vet that knows and understands cats,” Gandy said. Gandy not only offers medical services, but also grooming, annual and wellness examines, vaccines, ultra sounds, X-rays, boarding, behavioral consultations and even makes house calls. Don’t expect a plain, run-ofthe-mill clinic. Gandy gave the clinic an upscale, cosmopolitan, urban design. This is espe-

Catisfaction offers wellness exams, grooming, luxury boarding, specialty services, internal medicine, surgery, dentistry, consultations and diagnostic imaging.

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Catisfaction is the only cat-approved feline specialty veterinary practice in the Tennessee Valley area, according to Dr. Stephanie Gandy. RIGHT ABOVE: Isabelle, one of the six resident house cats, can frequently be seen lounging around the clinic on a daily basis. RIGHT BELOW: Inky, a shorthair domestic cat, spends the day greeting customers and other cats at the clinic.

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cially evident with the animal print benches and candy coated corvette red flooring throughout the building. Six resident house cats live at the clinic full time to give it a more feline-friendly ambiance. The house cats are known for their trademark haircuts. Gandy and staff provide the most cutting edge styles such as the Mohawk, the Brazilian trim and the popular Lion cut. “I enjoy working with cats because they can be challenging,” she said. “They’re very graceful, and a unique animal and a species that just fascinate me. I have a lot of fun trying to figure out some of their tough medical cases.” Gandy said the biggest

“I just find

this absolutely 100 percent rewarding. Cat clients are unique and educated and they really care and most want to do what’s right for their cat.” — Dr. Stephanie Gandy Madison Living 37


misconception about people have about cats is that they don’t need veterinarian care as often as dogs and that they can’t get heartworms. She said cats should see a vet, if under age of 12, once a year, and as they become older, should visit more frequently. Lisa Stewart has been bringing her cats Naranj, P.K. Knickers and Vasily, to Gandy since 2008. She said it’s Gandy’s professionalism and knowledge of cats that keeps her coming back. “She rocks,” Stewart said. “Dr. Gandy is one of the most proactive vets I’ve ever went to. She has a manner with the cats that’s different from any vet I’ve ever used. Very calming tone, presence, she just has an awesome personality with dealing with cats and their owners. We are all very thrilled that she landed in Huntsville. She could have landed anywhere, but she came here.” After graduating from Mississippi State University in 2007, Gandy wanted to focus on cats rather than all animals. This way, she could provide more expertise and a better overall experience to clients. “I just find this absolutely 100 percent rewarding,” Gandy said. “Cat clients are unique and educated and they really care and most want to do what’s right for their cat.” RIGHT ABOVE: Dr. Stephanie Gandy, owner of Catisfaction Cat Clinic, opened the clinic in December of 2010 to provide the North Alabama area with a specialized knowledge and understanding of cats. RIGHT BELOW: Noah sports the Mohawk cut, one of the more distinctive cuts available.

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1 Year $16 2 Year $36

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OUT & ABOUT

The city of Madison has its fair share of events and gatherings. In the Out & About section, we provide a glance into some of those city and community activities. Sara Lazaro.

photograph by sArAh brewer

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madison hospital reception in february 2012, Madison will get its very own hospital. first commercial bank hosted a reception to honor Madison hospital president Mary Lynne wright on thursday, March 24. the event gave wright a chance to speak and get acquainted with the community.

Stacey Courson, Becky Lochner and Susan Ready.

Betty Madison and Meggan Crunkleton.

Martin Sisson, Nasser Amiri and Rao Kakari.

Cindy Sensenberger, Jan Ingram, Mary Lynne Wright and Bill Baker.

Police Chief Larry Muncey, Marc Jacbson and Mayor Paul Finley.

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Mary Lynne Wright and Phoebe Steele.

Lisa Thomas and Tamekia Graves.

Mike Propst and Jennifer Jones.


huntsville hospital hosts celebration event at surie the Madison hospital women’s council hosted “celebrating Madison hospital at surie,” on feb. 5 at surie restaurant. the purpose of the event was to build awareness and support for the new hospital, expected to open in february 2012. the surie event is the first in a series of fundraising parties designed to foster community in support of the hospital, and to begin providing charitable funding that will be needed to support the hospital’s capital equipment needs and patient programs.

Paul and Julie Finley, Mary Lynne Wright and Joe Campbell.

Jamie and Denise Hill.

Jill Windham, Carole Jones and Cindy Burcham.

Pat Cross and Karen Morris.

Mary Lynne Wright and Debbie Overcash.

Tim and Sharon Holcombe.

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A night of tuscany the Madison arts council hosted its annual event, amore art “a night of tuscany,” thursday, oct. 14 at clift’s cove clubhouse. the event benefited the arts in education program for Madison teachers and students there was also a silent auction featuring art, jewelry, antiques and gift certificates from area businesses. Melba Ramage and Fran Porten.

Alan and Mitzi Vaughn.

Tony Sensenberger and Gary Khodanian.

Merph and Mona Ellis and John Wells.

Dee Fowler and Steve Breland.


Carol Rainey.

Colleen Cunningham and Fay Khodanian.

Sharon Dinkel, Andrea Williams and Pat Williams.

Charlotte Jackson, Marty Shea and Greg Sollie.

Carolyn Saint.

Leah Igo and Scott Hoover.


Y’ALL COME BACK

One of the aspects we love about living in Madison is its natural beauty. Madison’s greenery makes it a great place to call home. Three-year-old Adam Hartman takes advantage of the beauty of spring by blowing a dandelion. photograph by sArAh brewer

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