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FALL|WINTER 2021

to Wimberley

Your Local Guide To

Arts, Entertainment, Shopping, Dining, Lodging, Events, Services, Real Estate, Community & Churches


SHOPPING

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our sponsors Arts/Events/Attractions

EmilyAnn Theatre & Gardens......................................................................7 Lisa Motley Art.....................................................................................................9 Silo Gallery & Studio.........................................................................................7 Taste of Wimberley Food & Music Festival...........................................5 Wimberley Community Center..................................................................11 Wimberley Glass Works..................................................................................9 Wimberley Valley Art League......................................................................11 Wimberley Valley Saori...................................................................................7 Wings Over Wimberley (WOW)..................................................................9

Dining & Specialty

Blanco Brew - Coffee.................................................................................... 13 Cigars at Wall Street Western.....................................................................17 Cypress Creek Reserve Rum.......................................................................17 Hill Country Spirits............................................................................................17 Jobell Café & Bistro........................................................................................ 13 Mad Rooster’s Liquor, Beer & Wine.......................................................46 Shady Llama........................................................................................................15 The Leaning Pear............................................................................................. 13

Shopping

Calley’s Jewelry.................................................................................................21 Gable & Roost..................................................................................................... 19 Gracious Ladies..................................................................................................21 In Style Accessories & Shoes...................................................................... 3 Libelula Free Spirit Boutique...................................................................... 19 Lisa Motley Art.....................................................................................................9 Mad Rooster’s Liquor, Beer & Wine.......................................................46 River House..........................................................................................................21 Silo Gallery & Studio.........................................................................................7 The Wild West Store........................................................................................21 Wall Street Western....................................................................................... 48 Wimberley Glass Works..................................................................................9

Lodging & Event Facilities

7A Ranch..............................................................................................................25 Cabins on the Square....................................................................................25 Creekhaven Inn & Spa.....................................................................................2 Sunset Mill Ranch Bed & Breakfast.......................................................23 Wimberley Community Center..................................................................11

Wimberley Visitors Center 14100 FM 2325, Wimberley, Texas

(in front of Brookshire Brothers) Monday-Saturday 9 am-4 pm H Sunday 1-4 pm

Call 512-847-2201 for information 4   Welcome to Wimberley Fall/Winter 2021

Services

Ball Brothers 1-800-Painting.................................................................... 27 Elite Blasting....................................................................................................... 31 Full Circle Salon, Leesa Stafford..............................................................29 Made in the Shade..........................................................................................29 Sonora Bank......................................................................................................33 Sunfree Tans/Waxing/Lashes.................................................................29 WAG Rescue....................................................................................................... 27 Wimberley Community Center..................................................................11 Wimberley Life Care......................................................................................29 Wimberley Towing........................................................................................... 31

Churches

Chapel in the Hills...........................................................................................35 St. Mary Catholic Church.............................................................................35 St. Stephens Episcopal Church................................................................35

Real Estate

Century 21 Randall Morris............................................................................47 Hills of Texas / Sky Realty — Barbara Latimer.............................. 37 Keller Williams Realty — Linda Germain............................................ 37 Keller Williams Realty — Partners in Real Estate........................... 37

BLANCO

Cranberry’s Antiques.................................................................................... 43

CANYON LAKE

Homestead Cottages.....................................................................................39 The Lakehouse Bed & Breakfast............................................................39

DRIFTWOOD

The Driftwood Bistro.......................................................................................41 Hays City Store.................................................................................................40 High Cotton Home & Design..................................................................... 43

DRIPPING SPRINGS

Cowgirls and Lace........................................................................................... 44 Dripping Springs Distilling ......................................................................... 45 Fitzhugh Brewing............................................................................................ 43 Ghost Note Brewing.........................................................................................41 Heather Bobb, DDS........................................................................................ 43 New Canaan Farms........................................................................................ 44 Regenerate......................................................................................................... 42

NEW BRAUNFELS

Comal County Fair & Rodeo....................................................................... 44


in this issue

celebrating local food + beverage makers

WIMBERLEY VALLEY SAORI Learn to weave beautifully, with no stress, no rules ...................................6

EMILYANN THEATRE & GARDENS Wimberley’s treasured community touchstone.............................................10

CHILL’S ON THE CREEK

OUTDOOR

SATURDAY

401 JACOB’S

2:00-8:00 PM

OCT. 23

VENUE WELL ROAD

RAIN OR SHINE

(RODEO ARENA)

LAWN CHAIRS OK

Dining on beautiful Cypress Creek........................................................................14

THE WOODEN SPOON Frozen yogurt and so much more on the Square........................................... 18

CEREMONY BOTANICAL Find inspiration & motivation at lush garden/gift shop.........................20

YURTOPIA WIMBERLEY One of the most unusual camping experience around.............................. 24

WINGS OVER WIMBERLY (WOW) FEST Fun festival celebrating local arts, music, food.............................................28

CHURCHES...................................................................................... 34-35 SCHOOLS................................................................................................. 32 REALTORS................................................................................ 36-37, 47 DINING GUIDE......................................................................................... 16

welcome

to Wimberley

Fall/Winter 2021 Volume 30, Number 4 ISSN: 1524-2315.

Entire contents © Copyright 2021 TD Austin Lane, Inc. No portion of this magazine may be reproduced in any fashion without the written consent of the publisher.

Your guide to Wimberley from the Hill Country Sun PUBLISHER/AD SALES Julie Spell Harrington

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FOOD + MUSIC craft brews + wine tastings by (“best in show” judge: WIMBERLEY’S OWN matthew dowd)

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music by

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JESSICA MAROS • JESSE STRATTON BAND

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SAORI

By ERNIE ALTGELT

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Kathy Utts

he threads of creativity run joyously throughout and about Wimberley. Just consider its many practicing artisans, craftsmen and women and others who’ve embraced this nurturing community where dreams can come to fruition via multiple media. And, while rendered examples abound throughout the town and countryside representing myriad art forms, perhaps the most unique can be experienced at Wimberley Valley SAORI – a functioning studio, gallery, retail shop and classroom dedicated solely to advancing a Japanese weaving discipline based on unfettered freedom and imagination. Before a further introduction to Wimberley Valley SAORI, a better understanding of just what SAORI is, is in order. It was developed in Japan around 1970 by the always curious Misao Jo who, at age 57, decided she would like to learn how to weave. SAORI is actually a contraction of her name meaning “Misao’s Weaving” but, SAORI also translates as “SAI: everything having individuality and dignity” and “Ori: weaving.” And, the latter certainly applies in regards to the output of Misao Jo’s breakaway art because, each finished creation truly was one-ofa kind. But, that’s just what the pioneering artist had in mind – complete freedom of expression through textiles. Subsequently, throughout her country, and later the world, the popularity of her craft took root and has found a very large following. SAORI works were, and still are produced on exquisite looms initially developed by two of Misao’s sons but, beyond the equipment employed, the diverse materials and techniques used today are as varied as the practitioners and their creations. Whatever, to truly understand, one must first experience samples of completed work which might include amazing wearables, wall hangings, table throws and a thousand other fabric uses. What the works do share is, they are all esthetically surprising and stunning and, that’s what makes it all so neat. And, because of this alluring “no rules” method of creation and overt individualism, arty folks have been drawn to Saori since its inception. Wimberley’s talented Kathy Utts was one. Before founding Wimberley Valley SAORI, Kathy, who’s had See SAORI, Page 8

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EVENTS/ATTRACTIONS/ARTS

Visit the EmilyAnn

See a show, attend a festival, or stroll through the gardens and enjoy our interactive grounds.

3-D Fine Art Gallery • Fused glass artisans • Commissions • Architectural • Glass Supplies • Tutorials

Gar 23rd Annual

Trail of Lights “Celebration” Dinner & Show

Dec 4-5, 8-12, 15-26 Sun. - Thurs. 6 - 9 pm Fri. - Sat. 6 - 10 pm

October 8-17 Fri & Sat 7:30pm & Sun 2:00pm

Save The Date

Christmas Melodrama

April 23rd Sat 9:00-5:00pm

Butterfly Festival

December 3-18 Fri & Sat 6:30pm & 8:00pm

1101 FM 2325 ~ Wimberley, TX ~ www.EmilyAnn.org

siloglass.com (512)444-6494 • glass@siloglass.com 7990 Ranch Rd 12 • San Marcos/Wimberley, Texas

TAKE $20 OFF

your first class or workshop Email Kathy & mention this ad @ kathy@wimberleyvalleysaori.com

Choose from an amazing menu of workshops!

FREE-STYLE TEXTILES RETREAT November 11-14, 2021 at Bella Vida B&B!

Learn to weave beautifully with no stress, no rules.

Express your unique creativity. Take time for yourself. Find info and register for classes & more at wimberleyvalleysaori.com 7   Welcome to Wimberley Fall/Winter 2021


SAORI, from Page 6

One of Kathy’s beautiful, wearable SAORI creations.

a long background artistically working with fabrics (sewing, knitting, weaving, etc.), discovered the Japanese style and quickly became enamored too. So much so, that, after training in Atlanta, Georgia, Worchester, Massachusetts and even Osaka, Japan, she not only became adept at the Eastern art form (currently, her work has been featured in several galleries and high-end retail shops in the Southwest) but was also approved to open her own teaching studio in 2017. Hence, the birth of her Wimberley Valley SAORI, located on beautiful acreage a few minutes from the town’s square. And, it’s become a popular oasis of creativity attracting locals and out-oftowers alike all seeking new and challenging outlets for visual expression. As proof, enrollment at the center for the various classes offered provide ample testimony as new participants continually join the excitement. A visit to the center is a joy unto itself with inspirational views of the surrounding countryside. But, it’s within the studio where creativity finds fulfillment. In the spacious, naturallyilluminated interior, six authentic SAORI looms await both first time weavers and/or experienced fiber artists alike. Kathy, always on hand, not only functions as the studio’s teacher and encourager but also as its “guide” making gentle suggestions to help students “think outside of the box” as each approaches their individual projects. The entire atmosphere is conducive to energizing and stimulating the creative act and, that’s quite a thrill. To further inspiration, part of the weaving studio also houses a well-stocked “retail area” replete with imported and domestic fabrics, natural yarns, decorative materials and other supplies useful for the SAORI process along with an adjacent gallery displaying works by Kathy and others. All in all, Wimberley Valley SAORI is everything anyone curious about exploring their own creativity could desire – space, equipment, knowledge, assistance, stimulus, motivation and especially, “welcoming vibes!” Photos courtesy Wimberley Valley SAORI. See SAORI, Page 9

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EVENTS/ATTRACTIONS/ARTS

SAORI, from Page 8

GLASS BLOWING Live Demos 1/20

PHOTO BY ERIC W POHL

ART GLASS & LIGHTING WGW.COM GET A FREE GIFT The best gift for the person who has everything! Kathy at work weaving. FYI • For more comprehensive information about Wimberley Valley SAORI including classes and workshops, visit its website at: wimberleyvalleysaori.com. Or, you can contact Kathy via email through the website and on Instagram @wimberleyvalleysaori. The center is located at 765 Gardenia Drive, Wimberley, Texas 78676. COVID STATEMENT: Wimberley Valley SAORI welcomes individuals to the studio who have received their full COVID-19 vaccination(s). Masks are no longer required for students, but they are asked that proof of vaccination is provided in advance and before entering the studio. Currently classes are limited in number to facilitate safe distancing, and hand sanitizer is available upon entering. This policy may be updated as conditions change.

Paintings from Your Photos Simply, email your photos to motleyarts@yahoo.com Watercolor-Pencil-Graphite Wimberley Market Days Booth #69 lisamotleyart.com • Art on 12 • 13811 RR 12 #12, Wimberley

October 1st & 2nd

Family Fun - Food - Art - Music - Activities

BESIDE THE CYPRESS CREEK BRIDGE IN HISTORIC WIMBERLEY FRIDAY 4PM TO 9PM  SATURDAY 11AM TO 9PM

Thank you to Nesby Heating & Air, Wimberley Living, The Leaning Pear, Middleton Brewing, Wimberley Glassworks & Pitzer’s Fine Arts Fall/Winter 2021 Welcome to Wimberley   9


EmilyAnn Theatre & Gardens By BONNIE EISSLER

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very community should have some dedicated place where memories are honored, values shared, pleasure generated and all are welcomed, individually and, as a member of something larger. For Wimberley, such exists quite stirringly upon the beautiful grounds of the EmilyAnn Theatre and Gardens. Not only does the acreage function as a reflection of what so many within the community hold to be dear but more importantly, it further acts a touchstone where one (or many) can go to reconnect with nature, themselves and others. Wimberley’s everevolving EmilyAnn, a continual endearing communal work-inprogress, remains so much, to so many and quite frankly, that’s it’s role. Founded in 1998, the theatre and gardens were named for the late Emily Rolling, an aspiring actress, costume designer and much-loved resident of Wimberley. It was her parents’ wish, after losing their youngest daughter in a tragic auto accident, that they find a way to celebrate Emily’s life which had included regular participation in the Wimberley High School’s popular “Shakespeare Under the Stars” performance program. To that end, the high school graciously provided six unspoiled acres with the intent that a privately-funded theater would be built for the program’s future use. After the theater’s completion, the surrounding grounds (which would later double in size to 12 acres) were christened The EmilyAnn Theatre & Gardens resulting in a proud and exciting moment, not only for the Rolling family and the school but, for the entire community as well. Like many good things, however, after the theater’s initial construction it didn’t stop there.

Veterans Memorial on the Memorial Hilltop at EmilyAnn Theatre & Gardens

As a visit today will attest, not only is the original outdoor amphitheatre still in place and regularly used for the Shakespeare program, concerts and additional productions but, other incredible (and easily accessible) venues, activities, constructions and native and landscaped sites have been added and/or enhanced that further contribute to the tract’s varied utilization. Truly, it’s become like the town’s unofficial park and gathering center where young and old can relax, reflect, recreate, meet, learn and just, enjoy amid myriad, year ‘round man-made and natural wonderment. Let’s take a tour. After parking and entering the EmilyAnn complex via the southside entrance plaza, depending on what activity is See EMILYANN, Page 11

Wander the beautiful gardens at the EmilyAnn Theatre& Gardens, a true Wimberley treasure.

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EVENTS/ATTRACTIONS/ARTS

EMILYANN, from Page 10

Canopy by Larry Fick

Ann Rolling (R) and excited guests at the annual Butterfly Festival. desired will ultimately dictate what direction to take. And yes, informational help will be immediately available at the plaza office. For starters, a short walk to the west is the theater complex where the impressive, 400-seat amphitheatre looms. It is here where large theatrical productions are undertaken. But almost adjoining is a smaller, indoor studio theater which can accommodate up to 75 people for musical performances, group meetings, instructional classes and other events. And attached is the newly constructed “Great Hall” which further expands the useable interior space. A smaller, outdoor “Art” stage is also on hand for more intimate entertainment. But, beyond the theaters there’s so much more. Let’s keep going! With meandering, shaded sidewalks wending throughout the sprawling grounds (the paths are studded with multiple,

Visit the Wimberley Valley Art League online Stop by our Member Gallery pages displaying works available for purchase directly from talented local artists. Learn about upcoming events. Sign up to receive our quarterly newsletter. Consider joining. Whether artist or supporter, we’d be happy to welcome you! THE WIMBERLEY VALLEY ART LEAGUE Where we PROMOTE, INSPIRE, and SUPPORT the VISUAL ARTS in the Wimberley Valley.

GO TO OUR WEBSITE TO LEARN MORE wimberleyvalleyartleague.org

See EMILYANN, Page 12

With multiple meeting spaces, a convenient location and a friendly staff ready to assist with every detail, the Wimberley Community Center is the perfect place for your next event. To book an event visit: cityofwimberley.com tprovost@cityofwimberley.com 512-847-0025

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Play a game of chess on the giant board.

Wimberley Flood Memorial.

intriguing, locally-produced works of art), guests can experience myriad visuallypleasing sites. Picnic areas abound brightened by a variety of expertly (and voluntarily) tended gardens – some native, some herbal, some sensory. Signage has been installed throughout to facilitate the educational aspects of each garden. For many, the acres of flora alone are the primary reason for a visit. Others however require a more physical connection and, to that end, the EmilyAnn does not disappoint. Frisbee golf, a giant chess board, roping corral and even a washer toss court beckon the competitive. And for the kiddos, there’s the large creative play area full of enjoyable wonderment that even has a maze too. Can you find your way out? Add to all this the accommodating concessions stands, benches, restrooms, an EmilyAnn store and, even a library and you begin to get the idea that this truly is one cool, all-in-one recreational place. But, the EmilyAnn also has a more serious side and, that’s not to be missed as well. On the complex’s northern, more elevated end is the Memorial Hilltop. Not only are stunning, panoramic views offered but, it is here where the memorials are found. As the complex honors EmilyAnn, more targeted sites honor area veterans, 2015 flood victims and even local children who were taken too soon. These beautiful and reflective areas give pause while generating appreciation among those who come to pay tribute and remember. It’s all quite moving. Lastly, on a seasonal basis, the EmilyAnn hosts a number of very special events including a fun-filled, child-friendly butterfly festival each April and December’s famous “Trail of Lights” where more than 70 illuminated exhibits thrill attendees as they stroll the grounds. With so much to do and see, it’s no wonder that the EmilyAnn Theatre & Gardens have become Wimberley’s See EMILYANN, Page 13

Shakespeare Under the Stars. Photo by Robert Anschutz.

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DINING

EMILYANN, from Page 12

treasured touchstone for reconnecting with each other and the greater community but as Emily Rolling would agree, that’s its role. Bravo! Photos courtesy EmilyAnn Theatre& Gardens. FYI • The EmilyAnn theatre and Gardens are designated as a nonprofit organization and reliant on donations and volunteers. The grounds are open daily and are located at 1101 FM 2325 in Wimberley, about a mile east of the town center. For additional information about events, directions, donating, volunteering and more, visit www.emilyann.org.

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CHILL’S on the Creek By BONNIE EISSLER

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hill’s on the Creek (formerly Ino’z) has the best waterfront dining in Wimberley, with picnic tables extending all the way down from the restaurant to the water for a beautiful view of Cypress Creek. This is a family-friendly venue where kids can run around and play by the creek, there’s an unhurried hometown vibe with twinkling lights adding to the festive atmosphere. Chase and Courtney Philmon were valued members of the Ino’z team for more than ten years and as the new owners, they’re putting their personal stamp on this iconic gathering place, with a new name, a revamped menu, a custom-made bar, expanded outdoor seating and renovated interior. “Courtney and I met for the first time when we were working together at Ino’z,” Chase says. The couple, who have a young son and daughter now and recently celebrated their sixth wedding anniversary, were managers at different times. Chase was working as General Manager when he and Courtney became equity partners in the business two years ago. A ribbon cutting ceremony in July officially inaugurated the newly named restaurant and the new owners. Courtney lived most of her life in Wimberley, graduating from Wimberley High School, while Chase took a more circuitous route to get there. He lived in cities in southeast Texas – Beaumont, Galveston, Friendswood, and in Durango, Colorado – before moving to Wimberley in 2008 after Hurricane Ike rolled through the coastal regions of Texas. See CHILL’S, Page 15

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DINING CHILL’S, from Page 14

Courtney and Chase Philemon. “I lived with my grandparents whose house was right across the creek from Ino’z,” Chase says. He’d worked as a waiter at Chili’s in Friendswood and his original plan was to work at the Chili’s in San Marcos, but he applied for a job at Ino’z instead. “It was a lot closer than driving to San Marcos,” he says. He also attended Austin Community College, earning a degree in Business. It was as a high school senior in Durango that Chase had his first real job in the food service business, at his grandpa’s barbecue restaurant, slicing and serving up smoked meats straight from the pit, including the delicious smoked turkey breast that he learned to make from his grandpa. “The most popular sandwich we serve right now at Chill’s is the smoked turkey club,” Chase says. Chase expanded his culinary repertoire to include fried shrimp, catfish and other fish dishes while working in the kitchen at a steak and seafood restaurant in Galveston, and Chill’s menu options such as shrimp, catfish and mahi po’ boys and gumbo reflect the influence of this experience. The “Mahi a la Beau” (for Beaumont) entree, unique to this restaurant, is a fusion of barbecue, seafood and Creole culinary traditions, featuring blackened mahi topped with gumbo. “The fish absorbs the flavor of the roux,” Chase says, “and it’s been a popular choice for diners.” Comfort foods like chicken fried steak, burgers, fries, chili and queso along with a good selection of meals for kids round out the menu, so there’s likely to be something to please everyone. Guests can also enjoy live music, with a mix of genres, on

weekends. Some of the bands that have performed are Foster and Quinn (Texas Country), Adam Johnson Band, and Will Reyna, who plays a wide variety of music, from Michael Jackson to the Beatles. Chase and Courtney have slowly but surely been working to create a new setting inside and out for their customers, by tearing down the drywall behind the bar that was hiding the 100 year old brick wall, and framing it with rustic barn wood. “Once the pandemic hit and we couldn’t serve guests inside, we started painting the interior to brighten it up,” Chase says, “my cousin in Jacksonville, Texas built us an amazing bar top out of cypress, then poured a colored resin “creek” down the middle to match the color of Cypress Creek.” They installed new flooring inside and exposed more brick in the bathroom hallway and are currently painting the stage and entire exterior, with one exception which is the large mural on the exterior wall facing Ranch Road 12 proclaiming “Wimberley, A little bit of heaven” that was recently restored by local artist Cynthia Neun. Chase and Courtney have plans to upgrade and enlarge the kitchen and put more seating creekside. “We hope to create a place where everyone can come and chill after a year like 2020.” Photos courtesy Chill’s on the Creek. FYI • Chill’s is located at 14004 Ranch Road 12 in Wimberley. Open Sunday to Wednesday from 11 am to 9 pm, Thursday to Saturday from 11 am to 10 pm. If weather permits, there is live music Fridays and Saturdays from 7 pm to 10 pm, and Sunday from 1 pm to 4 pm. Call 512-847-6060 or visit chillsonthecreek.com for more information.

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local restaurants Brookshire Brothers Deli 14100 RR 12. 512-847-2296 Breakfast, lunch & dinner, signature fried chicken and beer on tap. Delivery & Curbside pickup available. Chill’s on the Creek 14004 Ranch Road 12, on the Square Casual American bar & grill. Indoor and great deck seating overlooking Cypress Creek. inozwimberley.com, 512-847-6060 Community Pizza & Beer Garden 111 Old Kyle Road. Family friendly establishment with live music, cold beer, full bar, house made pizza. communitybeergarden.com, 512-412-0914.

Linda’s Fine Foods 500 Farm Market 2325. Globally inspired cuisine served in a relaxed, countrystyle setting with indoor & outdoor dining. Beer & wine available. 512-847-5464, facebook.com/ LindasFineFoods. Longleaf Craft Kitchen + Bar 314-A Wimberley Square. Chef-inspired, handcrafted menu. Craft cocktails, beer and wine. 512-842-3044, facebook.com/ LongleafWimberley. Los Olivos Market 13904 Ranch Road 12. Appetizers, shareable plates, sweet bites. Craft beer and wine. 512-842-3044, losolivosmarkets.com.

Creekhouse Kitchen & Bar 14015 RR 12 Modern Texas Fare & Finely Crafted Cocktails on Cypress Creek. www.creekhousewtx.com, 512-722-3394.

Milagro’s Tex-Mex 9595 Ranch Road 12, Suite 12 Menu features a Hill Country twist on traditional Tex-Mex. Full bar. Indoor/outdoor seating. 512-8422800, milagroshillcountry.com.

Creekside Cookers BBQ & Steakhouse 500 River Road. Steaks and barbecue. Beer and wine. Indoor and outdoor seating options. creeksidecookers.com. 512-722-3683.

Mima’s Kitchen 701 Farm Market 2325. Family owned and operated Tex-Mex restaurant. Daily specials. 512-847-1305.

Durango’s Authentic Mexican Food 401 FM 2325. Homemade flour & corn tortillas, carne guisada, rice, beans, migas, chili relleno, tacos made to order, more. 512-847-3473 El Jardin Mexican Cuisine & Bar 3201 FM 3237. Authentic Mexican cuisine. Indoor and outdoor dining. www.texaseljardin.com, 512-648-1858 Hays City Store & Ice House 8989 FM 150, Driftwood. Scratch menu Texas comfort food plus woodfired pizza. Full bar, 50+ beers on tap. Indoor and outdoor seating. 512-722-3905. Jobell Café & Bistro 16920 Ranch Road 12. Eclectic bistro fare served in rustic and intimate environment. Casual. Wine, beer. Indoor/ outdoor seating. jobellcafe.com, 512-847-5700.

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Pizza Hut 101 FM 2325. 512-847-2844. order.pizzahut.com Subway 809 Ranch Road 2325. Casual counter-serve restaurant for build-your-own sandwiches and salads. 512-847-7824, subway.com. Tacos El Tizon 801 FM 2325 • 512-333-0046 Authentic Mexican food located in the heart of Wimberley. Facebook.com/TacosElTizon2020 The Leaning Pear 111 River Road, # 110. Hill Country inspired cuisine. Indoor/outdoor seating. Beerand wine. 512-847-7327, LeaningPear.com Triforks at Savage’s Hill Country Bar 101-A, 5083 Wimberley Square. Sandwiches, salads, steaks, burgers, tacos, steak fingers and more. 512-842-3462, triforks.com. Wimberley Café 9595 Ranch Road 12. Breakfast, sandwiches and homestyle entrees. Daily lunch specials. 512-847-3333, wimberleycafe.com.


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FOOD

trucks Oldie’s Burgers and More

411 FM 2325 512-842-3363 Classic burgers, chili dogs, chicken salad sandwiches, and more.

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Triforks Food Truck 411 FM 2325 Sandwiches, delicious burgers, sandwiches, fries, mac ‘n cheese and more. 512-648-1835.

Wimberley Shave Ice 101 Rhodes Lane 100-plus delicious and unique flavors of shave ice with something for all tastes. 512-497-9861.

Pho-Lisha’s 14306 Ranch Road 12 Asian-inspired cuisine plus a variety of Cajun dishes. Don’t miss the Phoritto! 225-276-9928. pholishas.com.

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The Wooden Spoon By BONNIE EISSLER

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imberley residents Bridgette and Jim Hennessee opened The Wooden Spoon in 2013 with a partner, Peggy Sherrill. The frozen yogurt shop and deli is located right on the town’s square and is a favorite hangout for kids and adults. “It was Peggy who came up with the idea of a frozen yogurt shop,” says Bridgette, “and it began more as an investment for us.” A year later, Peggy got out of the business and Bridgette, who also works as a personal trainer and group fitness leader, took over as manager/ operator of one of the sweetest stores in town. The yogurt is consistently delicious and the ambience is always relaxing at The Wooden Spoon. The spacious interior provides comfortable seating with an eclectic collection of vintage tables and chairs, benches, stools, big rocking chairs with oilcloth covered cushions in colorful prints, and even a couple of old-fashioned wooden school chairs with attached desks. Bridgette says, “the atmosphere is cheerful and the outdoor deck, built around a large tree that soars above the tables, overlooks Cypress Creek and is awesome.” Customers are always excited about the variety of flavors of frozen yogurt and the large selection of 50 or so different toppings to choose from: fresh fruits (strawberries, kiwi and blueberries), nuts (pecans and almonds), strawberry bobas, chocolate rocks, and sour gummy worms. “Kids can’t leave without a few rainbow sprinkles or Oreos on their vanilla froyo,” says Bridgette. Most of the yogurt is YoCream, produced by Dannon, with a few additional flavors from a great company called the Frozen Bean. Vanilla and chocolate are perennial favorites, providing the perfect base for the crazily good topping combinations. Outside of that comfort zone, however, horchata is currently one

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of the most popular flavors. For the uninitiated, horchata originated as a drink in Mexican restaurants, and is typically made from toasted rice or nut milks spiced up with combinations of cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and vanilla. “The kids also love Cake Batter and Cookies & Cream,” Bridgette says, “and the pomegranate, raspberry and mango sunrise sorbets are a hit in the summers because they’re so refreshing.” The deli section at The Wooden Spoon began in 2017 when a group of local ladies sublet part of the kitchen and ran a lunch business called “Fare on the Square” for about five months. The ladies left for other ventures, but “I picked up where they left off, serving soups, salads and sandwiches,” says Bridgette Now customers can enjoy lunch as well as dessert. The six varieties of sandwiches served – the homemade chicken salad and veggie options are standouts – are all made to order. Two featured sandwiches, a grilled cheese and an avocado toast with egg, are named after Bridgette and Jim’s daughters, Ava and Audrey, and are a reminder that The Wooden Spoon is very much a business involving the full support and enthusiasm of the entire Hennessee family. Both girls started working at the shop when they turned fourteen. Their older

daughter, Audrey, a sophomore at Texas State University, is now the manager. Ava is a junior at Wimberley ISD and plays volleyball. The two are still working as much as they can with their busy schedules. Bridgette says, “they both have always been super helpful to me and it’s so much fun when we work together. They help with training new employees and will run to the store anytime I need something. Jim does all of our marketing and is around any time I need him.” The family atmosphere, friendly service, mouthwatering frozen yogurt, freshly made salads and sandwiches make this little shop on the square a welcoming respite for locals and tourists alike. Photos courtesy The Wooden Spoon.

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Ceremony Botanical By BONNIE EISSLER

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andace and Willis Rothelle and business partners Everett and Lauren Robuck purchased Ceremony Botanical Studio from the previous owner, Natalie Dettmer, in June 2020. “We’re all 40 year Wimberley residents, from grade school all the way through high school,” says Willis, “we were close friends with Natalie and we really wanted to see Ceremony stay open, so we bought it while it was closed during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.” Anyone who has visited this lush garden center will understand why the Rothelle and Robuck families wanted to safeguard its status as quite simply one of the most impressive shops on Wimberley Square. Everything about the environment – the plethora of plants large and small, eclectic art and accessories, carefully curated selections of candles, incense and oils – is designed to inspire and motivate. Casey Bass, manager and an integral part of the team, has been with the garden center since Natalie first opened the business in September 2017. When asked about the somewhat unSee CEREMONY, Page 22

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Candace Rothelle CEREMONY, from Page 20

usual name, Ceremony Botanical Studio, Casey mentioned the influence of Braiding Sweetgrass, a 2013 nonfiction book that focuses on plants as seen through Native American and Western scientific traditions. The author, Robin Wall Kimmerer, writes that “plants and animals are our oldest teachers ... they offer us gifts and lessons if we remember how to hear their voices.” This awareness that plants offer gifts and lessons is combined with the importance of ceremony or ritual, another theme of Kimmerer’s book, and the realization that a ceremony doesn’t have to be a huge spectacle to be significant. It may be as simple as watering your plants or lighting a candle. Jessica Brasher, who writes the blog for Ceremony, expands on this idea, “Plants are the reason any of us are here on this spinning globe anyway, shifting the idea of caring for them from See CEREMONY, Page 23

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Wimberley By BONNIE EISSLER

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he most unusual luxury camping experience in Texas, or possibly in the world, may be a stay at Yurtopia Wimberley. Six hilltop remote and three river bluff yurts are spread out over 26 acres of cedar and oak trees, hills and bluffs with limestone outcroppings, and the Blanco River, otherwise known as the natural beauty of the Texas Hill Country. Each of the hilltop yurts has a private deck area and amenities including a fire pit, stove, hot tub/plunge pool. These yurts offer total privacy, a sanctuary, an escape from the cares of the world. The river bluff section can be more of a group experience, with shared amenities like hot tubs and fire pits, and the opportunity to experience “river sitting,” basically just relaxing in the river. “You can’t be unhappy in the middle of a big beautiful river,” says American poet and novelist Jim Harrison, who may have had something like river sitting in mind when he wrote those words. Tracing the history of Yurtopia to find out why in the world there are Mongolian yurts on the Blanco takes us back in time more than a quarter century to Brian and Ann-Tyler Konradi’s honeymoon trip to Russia in 1994.

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FISCHER H Wimberley Institute of Cultures (WIC) once again hosts the Harvest Moon Dinner & Dance on Sunday, October 10, 2021. Located at Historic Fischer Hall (701 Fischer Store Road), this promises to be an evening of fun! Dinner will be catered by Old 300 BBQ and then immediately following will be music performed by Eric Hokkanen & Friends. The Harvest Moon Dinner/Dance is just one more way that WIC works to bring the community together in celebration. Like the pie social in the spring, also a WIC organized function, WIC sponsors activities that make Wimberley fun while preserving the heritage of our area. The purpose of the Wimberley Institute of Cultures is to foster interest in the historical, natural and cultural resources of the Wimberley Valley through educational and social programs involving both young and adult members of the community. WIC received a State Charter and an IRS number as a nonprofit corporation in 1987. The charter was granted to WIC for the purpose of educating the public in the history and prehistory of the Wimberley area. WIC owns and operates the WintersWimberley House, now the Wimberley Valley Museum, just down from the Community Center and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2002. The museum is open to the public and admission is free. However, donations are tax-deductible and greatly appreciated. FYI • Join WIC for an evening of food and fun at Fischer Hall, Sunday October 10, 2021 from 6 pm to 10 pm. Tickets must be purchased in advance at www.wimwic.org. Call Tom & Debra Billups at 512-9652662 with questions.

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YURTOPIA, FROM Page 24

Bryan and Ann-Tyler Conradi. Although Ann-Tyler and Brian are both from Texas (Austin/ Wimberley and Dallas), Brian’s father is originally from Russia and his family emigrated to the United States when he was a child. Brian, an international corporate lawyer, minored in Russian and his family’s history piqued his interest in visiting, especially now that travel was more open after the collapse of the Soviet Union. In fact, Moscow was one of the top destinations for travelers in the 1990s. Ann-Tyler and Brian rode on the Trans-Siberian Railway, which has the distinction of being the longest line in the world (around 5,770 miles) connecting Western Russia to the Russian Far East. Their extended first visit was not the end of the couple’s Russian experience as they later moved to Moscow and lived there from 2005-2013. The youngest of their three daughters was born in Moscow and they all attended school there. “Living in Moscow for so many years, we were exposed to a lot of the culture, art and architecture of Central Asia,” Ann-Tyler says. These years were their inspiration for transporting some of that culture back to the rolling hills of Central Texas, where the yurts seem perfectly at home. Yurts are most often associated with the country of Mongolia, although “ger” (which means home) is their word for “yurt.” They have been a distinctive feature of life in Central Asia for at least 3,000 years and were described by the Greek historian, See YURTOPIA, Page 27

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Herodotus, as the homes of the Scythians, nomadic warriors who lived in what is now southern Siberia. These tribes preferred the circular dwellings because they were relatively quick to assemble and light to transport as well as being wind-resistant. “We built our first yurt in March 2019,” says Ann-Tyler, “there are other yurts around the state, but ours are different because they are authentic Mongolian made.” All are handmade using natural materials such as Siberian pine, camel hide and thick sheep’s wool, and using natural techniques like steaming the wood to bend it. The yurts are painted by a family in Mongolia. The rolls of lattice and multiple layers of covering arrive in a pallet ready to set up, shipped from Mongolia to Canada and on to Wimberley, where it takes about a day for two to four people to set up. Although adults of all ages have enjoyed blissful stays at Yurtopia, millennials (ages 25 to 40) have been their main demographic, according to Ann-Tyler. Perhaps the reason for this is that, at least according to some sociologists, in addition to being fluent in the digital language of computers and the internet, millennials are especially drawn to experiences rather than things, and spending a couple of nights in a genuine Mongolian made yurt definitely qualifies as a memorable experience. Photos by @S.A.Foodie. FYI • Yurtopia Wimberley provides a unique luxurious experience for those wanting to relax in a beautiful natural setting. The adventure starts at 135 Winn Ranch Road (for remote hilltop yurts) or 630 Winn Ranch Road (for river bluff yurts). For more information or to check availability and book a stay, call 512-333-2202, email stay@yurtopiawimberley.com or visit www. yurtopiawimberley.com.

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October 1-2

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hat’s the big flap about in Wimberley? Well if it’s early October, there could be only one reason and, quite frankly, it’s driving a lot of folks a bit batty. But, that’s a good thing if you’re into ecology, a lot of culture and even a little craziness because, this month, this bucolic burg celebrates the high season by lauding its amazing, native bat population. Say what? Yep, since 2019, each October (2020 was COVID-canceled, boo!) the Wimberley Valley Arts and Cultural Alliance (a local group dedicated exclusively to promoting the area’s abundant fine arts offerings) enlists the aid of thousands of resident Mexican Free-tailed bats to help introduce locals and visitors alike to the many, practicing artists, craftsmen and women and other visually and/or audibly gifted citizens, all who happily make the greater-Wimberley area home. Appropriately labeled, Wings Over Wimberley, it truly is a high-flying, two-day celebration of environmental and man-made wonders guaranteed to please, not just the earth-bound but, the bats as well. As mentioned, the alliance’s role is to tout Wimberley’s diverse, cultural offerings – art, music, chow! – and the artists, galleries, wineries, eateries and musicians that provide the same. And, because of the growing understanding of the ecological benefits that all bats provide coupled with the area’s burgeoning creative scene, it seemed a “natural” to stage a happening publicizing both. What a great idea! The premier WOW event was a hit. This incarnation is destined to be even better. Batter up! Slated to be held again on the spacious, conveniently-close to the square, shaded property of the (generous) Ozona Bank, that overlooks the Cypress Creek Bridge (underneath is where the town’s bat

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colony resides), visitors will again be treated on site to a host of exceptional, vending participants all eager to introduce their creations (many are bat-themed), whether esthetically pleasing to the eye, taste buds and/or ear. Starting at 4 pm on Day One, (Friday, October 1), attendees will have the opportunity to chat See WOW FEST, Page 30


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There’ll be lots of live music at WOW! Performers include (clockwise from above L-R) Marvin Boterra and Broken Glass, Roy Cunningham, Lance Lipinski, Jennifer Zavaleta, Kit Holmes, and Hale Baskin and Her Jazz Addiction. Photos courtesy of the artists. with a number of the actual artists who are scheduled to “be on hand,” perhaps while savoring a Middleton Brewing Company “Bat brew” or two while also enjoying other exceptional edibles from some of the event’s many food purveyors. The kiddos will want to head over to the children’s craft area, run by the local Girl Scout troop while mom and dad shop, sip, sup and, soak in the fun atmosphere. Then, on each day before sunset, all will want to turn their attentions to the bridge to watch the colony make its thrilling exit as thousands of bats cork-screw into the air for their nocturnal feeding. Whoosh! But for many, it’s the music. On both days, the must-see performances are seemingly non-stop commencing at 4 pm Friday when the always popular Kit Holmes takes the stage. Following his performance, at 7 pm, local favorite Marvin Boterra and his Broken Glass Band continue the audible entertainment breaking only at “bat flight time,” before resuming and playing on until 9 pm. Saturday (October 2) is a repeat except the musicians will start earlier — at 11 am — when Wimberley-born Lance Lipinski steps up to the mic for a two-hour set. He’s followed by Jennifer Zavaleta, another local gal, who excels as a vocalist and guitarist, playing until 3 pm. The town’s own Roy Cunningham follows, then to close everything out, Texan Hale Baskin and her Jazz Addiction hits the stage at 7 pm. All of these gifted performers are guaranteed to, quite simply, WOW! Added to the daily mix is the addition of a number of scientific “bat” experts ready to explain why these flying mammals are not only extremely interesting as a species but, more importantly, also provide great benefits to the environment as well. Bat appreciation and conservation will be stressed, from the experts but also from the event’s special guest – the real Batman. The Batmobile will be there too – how do you think he got to Wimberley from Gotham City? Come have your picture taken with a genuine superhero! So, this October 1-2, prepare to go a little batty attending the always-a-treat, 2021 Wings Over Wimberley, a one-of-a-kind bat-enthused festival of flapping. Not only will all of your senses be stimulated, but you might take care of a little early Christmas (or Halloween) shopping to boot. FYI • Wings Over Wimberley will be held on the grounds of the Ozona Bank located downtown at 101 River Road in Wimberley. Admission is free

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wimberley.txed.net, 512-847-2414 Wimberley ISD provides public education to students in Wimberley and the surrounding areas. Children from pre-K through 12th grade attend classes on four separate campuses. BLUE HOLE PRIMARY Pre-K - Grade 2. 15900 Winters Mill Parkway, 512-847-3407 JACOBS WELL ELEMENTARY Grades 3-5. 3470 Ranch Road 2325, 512-847-5558 DANFORTH JUNIOR HIGH Grades 6-8. 200 Texas Boulevard, 512-847-2181 WIMBERLEY HIGH SCHOOL Grades 9-12 100 Carney Lane, 512-847-5729. In addition to a strong academic program, Wimberley High School is known for its prowess in UIL competitions. The theater department has a history of awards. The band is successful in marching and concert season. Opportunities for involvement in clubs and organizations abound, a strong sports program includes football, tennis, basketball, track, softball, volleyball, more.

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Live music performances include (clockwise from top left) Honeybeard, Jesse Stratton Band, Megan Tubb and Shady People, and the Jessica Maros Duo. Photos courtesy Taste of Wimberley Fall Food & Music Fest. WIMBERLEY H Don’t miss the 2021 Taste of Wimberley Fall Food & Music Fest Saturday, October 23, 2021, from 2 pm to 8 pm. The first annual fest takes place at the Chester Franklin Rodeo Arena (6441 Jacobs Well Road) rain or shine. Members of the Wimberley area food and beverage scene will join together to present an amazing tasting event filled with culinary delights, craft brews, wine, artisans and a full day of music. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets, grab some friends and stay for the day. Mingle at your leisure — and in no particular order — while visiting with staff, owners and chefs. There will be approximately 30-plus vendors in attendance of varying specialities. Your event ticket includes event wristband, Souvenir Tasting Glass, Swag Bag and a “Tasting Passbook” that allows free samples from each of the vendors on the grounds. Each vendor will stamp your passbook and provide ample and delicious samples of food, wine, and craft beer. After the event, the Passbook will be your ongoing resource for information, coupons and offers to keep you coming back to dine and drink in Wimberley again and again! In addition to all the delicious food and drink, you can enjoy some great music and enjoy a beautiful fall day in the Hill Country with friends. It’s a great chance discover (or rediscover) Wimberley. Celebrate in style as you discover (or rediscover) what makes it a tasty destination for food and fun! A portion of proceeds from this event benefits Wimberley ISD student meal programs, Hays County Food Bank and Texas VFW Post 6441. FYI • For detailed information and to purchase tickets, visit the website at www.tasteofwimberley.com/fall-festival-2021. Use Coupon Code “LOCAL21” at check out for a $5 ticket discount!


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Hill Country Cowboy Church 120 Green Acres Drive 512-847-9526 hillcountrycowboychurch.com

Cowboys for Jesus 8400 FM 32 Fischer, Texas 210-389-6235 cowboysforjesus.com

Cypress Creek Church 211 Stillwater 512-847-1222 cypresscreekchurch.com

First Baptist Church 15951 Winters Mill Pkwy. 512-847-9035 fbcwimberley.com

Freedom Valley Fellowship 10691 Ranch Road 12 512-680-9765 freedomvalleyfellowship.org

Jehovah’s Witness 443 Jacobs Well Road 512-847-8129 • jw.org

Lutheran Church of the Resurrection Spoke Hill at RR 12 512-847-3386 welcometonewlife.org

St Mary Catholic Church 14711 Ranch Rd 12 512-847-9181 smwimberley.org

St Stephen’s Episcopal Church 6000 Ranch Road 3237 512-847-9956 ststeve.org

Unity Church of Wimberley 455 White Wings Road 512-847-6587 unityofwimberley.com

Wimberley Church of Christ 15500 Ranch Rd. 12 512-847-9357 wimberleychurchofchrist.org

Wimberley Christian Church 13706 Ranch Rd 12 512-847-3853 wimberleychristianchurch.com

Wimberley Presbyterian Church 956 Ranch Rd 2325 512-847-5292 wimpres.org

Wimberley United Methodist Church CR 1492 & RR 12 512-847-3109 wimberleyumc.org Call ahead for info about services, online services, etc.

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Rev. Jim Denham CHAPEL IN THE HILLS Reverend Jim Denham and Molly moved to Wimberley from South Padre Island where Jim served as resident Chaplain for Chapel by the Sea since 2008. From 1999 to 2008, Reverend Denham had previously served as Senior Pastor for the Chapel in the Hills in Wimberley. Jim has also served as Director of Chaplaincy Services for the Seton Hospital System, Pastor of Austin Heights Baptist Church and Hospice Chaplain for Girling Home Hospice. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from the University of Texas in Austin, a Masters of Divinity from Southern Baptist Seminary, Louisville, KY, and Clinical Pastoral Education from Baptist Hospital, San Antonio. “Let’s jump start the joy and happiness and see what God can do with our efforts to be his followers at our special place to worship, our church, Chapel in the Hills,” says Reverend Denham. Jim and Molly have three daughters and two grandsons. Molly is an Education Consultant.

Sunday Services: 9 am Church Service, 10 am Sunday School, 11 am Church Service. www.WimberleyChapelInTheHills.com (online service)

Rev. Kevin LJ Schubert ST. STEPHEN’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH Whoever you are, and wherever you find yourself on the journey of faith, you are welcome at St. Stephen’s! We have many wonderful offerings of fellowship, worship, lifelong learning, and outreach that are integral to the community. “We are truly a welcoming community that is committed to being in relationship with God and one another. It is my great pleasure and honor to welcome you,” – The Rev. Kevin LJ Schubert, Rector of St. Stephen’s. On Sundays we offer two worship services at 8 am in the Chapel and at 10:30 am in the Sanctuary. The Nursery, for ages infant through 4 years, is open from 7:45 am until 11:45 am and available on Sundays to you during your time at Sunday worship and Sunday morning adult bible classes. We have a wonderful Godly Play Sunday program held in the Children’s Ministry Building for children ages 4-6, which begins at 10:30 am. For older children, ages 7-12, will have their Sunday School classes in the Log Cabin. Teens meet on Sundays in the Youth Center at 5:00 pm. Adults have several opportunities for bible classes on Sundays and throughout the week. Our newest worship services include a Healing Eucharist on Wednesdays at 10:30 am in the Chapel and a 2 pm short Eucharist and outreach project during the second Sunday of the month at 2:00 pm, called Mission Sunday.

For all the details on worship, classes, and fellowship gatherings, visit the church website: ststeve.org.


Useful Information & Numbers FIRE Wimberley Fire & Rescue 512-847-5356 or 911,

111 Green Acres Drive, wimberleyfire.com. EMS Wimberley EMS 512-847-2526 or 911, wimberleyems.com

CHURCHES

Chapel in the Hills Interdenominational Church

HOSPITALS

Ascension Seton Hays 6001 Kyle Pkwy, Kyle, Texas 78640 512-324-5000, seton.net Central Texas Medical Center 1301 Wonder World, San Marcos, Texas 78666 512-353-8979, ctmc.org Ascension Seton Southwest 7900 FM 1826, Austin, Texas 78737, 512-324-9000. seton.net Christus Santa Rosa Hospital 600 N Union Ave, New Braunfels, Texas 78130 830-643-6100, mckenna.org

PHARMACIES

Brookshire Brothers Pharmacy 14100 Ranch Road 12 • 512-847-7520 HEB Pharmacy 14501 Ranch Road 12. 512-847-3048 Wimberley Pharmacy 120 Joe Wimberley Blvd., 512-847-2288

LIBRARY

Wimberley Village Library 400 FM 2325 512-847-2188, wimberleylibrary.org

AIRPORTS

Austin-Bergstrom International 512-530-2242, ci.austin.tx.us: 42 miles San Antonio International Airport 210-207-3514, infax.com/mobile/sat/: 62 miles

U.S. POSTAL SERVICE

Wimberley Post Office 111 Joe Wimberley Boulevard • 512-847-2623 The Mail Stop 13501 Ranch Road 12, Suite 103 • 512-847-9622

PARKS

Blue Hole Regional Park 100 Blue Hole Lane • 512-660-9111 Cypress Creek Nature Preserve 107 Old Kyle Road • 512-847-0025 Jacob’s Well Natural Area

JOIN US EACH SUNDAY 10

am

9 am Church Service Sunday School • 11 am Church Service

www. wimberleychapelinthehills.com (online service) Email wimberleychapelinthehills@gmail.com Rev. Jim Denham • 14601 RR 12 N (next to HEB) • 512-847-9762

Share Your Events!

For a free calendar of events listing in the Spring & Summer issue, please email melissa@hillcountrysun.com

St. Mary Catholic Church Weekend/Weekday Mass Schedule Saturday ......................................5:30 pm (Vigil Mass) Sunday English ............................ 8:00 am & 10:00 am Sunday Spanish ............................................. 12:00 pm Tuesday............................................................. 6:00 pm

Sunday Worship @ 8:00 a.m. (Chapel) & 10:30 a.m. (Sanctuary) Wednesday Healing Service @ 10:30 a.m. (Chapel)

Wednesday - Friday ...........................................9:00 am

Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confessions) Saturday ....................... 4 pm-5 pm & by appointment

https://smwimberley.org phone 512-847-9181 • fax 512-847-5573 email: office@smwimberley.org 6000 FM 3237, Wimberley, TX 78676 + (512) 847-9956 + ststeve.org

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Real Estate Professionals

Barbara Latimer, Broker/Branch Manager HILLS OF TEXAS / SKY REALTY Broker/Owner at Hills of Texas Realty, Barbara merged her company with Sky Realty in 2015 to form Hills of Texas/ Sky Realty. Her 25+ years’ experience and knowledge of the market provides the highest level of service for her clients. “It’s work I love. There is nothing else I’d rather do, she says. “There are challenges to working in a rural market, but I thrive on those challenges. Every property is unique and interesting. I love problem solving and helping my clients.” Well, septic and Oak wilt inspections are typical occurrences for Barbara, but to urban agents they can be foreign. A local market expert and a Texas Monthly “Five Star Real Estate Agent” for the last 13 years, it is obvious Barbara loves her career and is eager to help buyers and sellers. Her clients definitely count on her expertise, but they also love her approach. “We interviewed several agents, but we wanted someone we could connect with,” says one client. “Barbara walked in the door, and her enthusiasm and attention to detail won us over. She’s definitely the reason we were able to finalize the sale.” Originally from Houston and a graduate of the University of Texas, Barbara and her family moved to Wimberley in 1997. In her free time, she and her husband, Gaylan, enjoy boating, live music venues and exploring the Hill Country.

Linda Germain, REALTOR, ABR, GRI, SRES, SRS KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY Linda Germain has been a Realtor here in the Texas Hill Country with Keller Williams Realty for the past 18 years, since starting her Real Estate career in 2004. Born and raised in San Francisco, CA, Linda attended San Francisco State College, majored in Business, and then spent more than 25 years in retail management for major retailers. Outstanding customer service has always been a high priority in Linda’s retail career and remains her number one priority in working with her Real Estate clients. She is a member of the National and Texas Association of Realtors, as well as the Austin and Four Rivers Board of Realtors. Linda and her husband, Gene, moved to Wimberley 18 years ago and both are active, involved members of the Community. Linda is again serving on the Board of Directors for the Wimberley Valley Chamber of Commerce, having served two previous terms on the Board, two of those years as Chairperson. She is past President and current Membership Chair/Secretary for the Wimberley Community Chorus and has served two terms as Secretary of the Wimberley Valley Arts & Cultural Alliance (WVACA). As a long-time volunteer for Alzheimer’s Texas, Linda facilitates the monthly Wimberley Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group, teaches classes for caregivers of Dementia patients and works as a volunteer with the ‘Circle of Friends’ Respite Program, held weekly at the Wimberley Community Center. “It is a joy to live here in Wimberley and an honor to serve and ‘give back’ to the Wimberley Community.”

Partners in Real Estate Group KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY

Partners In Real Estate Group is the “premier real estate experts” in Wimberley, Dripping Springs, Blanco, and the Texas Hill Country. As highly trained, full time, experienced Real Estate Agents with Keller Williams Realty, Partners In Real Estate Group are always your best resource for the Texas Hill Country Real Estate information and community knowledge. We work with both buyers and sellers sharing our extensive knowledge in the latest real estate strategies. Partners In Real Estate Group has a team of agents with more than 50 years’ experience combined. We are a very knowledgeable experienced team that specializes in residential homes, water properties, lots and ranch properties. Stop by our office in Wimberley today.

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REAL ESTATE/REALTORS

SPECIALIZING IN WIMBERLEY & the surrounding Hill Country Local, Experienced & Knowledgeable

Linda Germain

Realtor, ABR, GRI, SRES, SRS

512-924-3661

14500 Ranch Rd. 12, Suite 2 Wimberley Mountain Plaza Wimberley, Texas 78676

lindagermain@kw.com

Barbara Latimer Broker/Branch Manager

BarbSellsTexas@gmail.com

512-557-5257

www.BarbLatimer.com

Outstanding Service is My Number One Priority!

Linda Germain

Whether You Are Buying or Selling, I’m Here to Service All Your Real Estate Needs...

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events EVERY WEDNESDAY Wimberley Farmers Market. Find delicious, fresh, seasonal produce and baked goods in front of Wimberley Community Thrift Shop at Ranch Road 12 and River Road. 3 pm to 6 pm. visitwimberley.com/marketdays/wimFM.shtml EVERY FRIDAY Live Bingo at the VFW. Four-game “Early Bird” session which starts at 7:15 pm. Main event begins at 8 pm and offers 10 games with a midway intermission. Oldham-Cummings VFW Post 6441, 401 Jacobs Well Road. FIRST SATURDAY Wimberley Market Days. (March-December) Shop the Texas Hill Country’s largest outdoor market, with 490 booths on 20 oak shaded acres. 7 am to 3 pm. Lions Field. 601 FM 2325. Wimberley Coffee & Cars. Anyone with a hot rod, muscle car, sports car, exotic, classic truck or unique ride is welcome to come out and put your car on display. 8 am to 11 am. Blanco Brew, 14200 Ranch Road 12.

Don’t miss Wimberley Market Days the first Saturday of each month March through December. Photo courtesy Wimberley Market Days.

SEPTEMBER 18 & 25 Annual Gourdgeous Glass Pumpkin Patch Festival at Wimberley Glassworks. Enjoy live glassblowing demos, treats, and cocktails out on the patio under the oaks. Come take your pick of the patch. WGW.com

OCTOBER 1-2 Wings Over Wimberley Festival. Citywide cultural event celebrating the Mexican free-tailed bats who call Wimberley home. This vivacious 2-day event will be full of music, art, food, and fun. wimberleyarts.org/event/wings-over-wimberley.

SEPTEMBER 30 – OCTOBER 17 The Wimberley Players present “Sleuth.” Directed by Laura Haygood. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 2:30 pm. 450 Old Kyle Road. www.wimberleyplayers.org, 512847-0575.

OCTOBER 2 18TEN Ministries Run for the Kids. 10K, 5K and Fun Run. Wimberley Baptist Church, 15951 Winters Mill Parkway. www.18ten.org/run. Wimberley Big Band Fall Fest. After Market Day at Cypress Creek Cafe music stage just south of downtown, 4 pm until dark. Blue Hole Star Party. Free event features dark sky discussion and picnic, telescope star viewing, a sky tour with expert astronomers and more. 8 pm-10 pm. 512-660-9111, 100 Blue Hole Lane. OCTOBER 6 Owl Prowl. Join in this incredible opportunity as you trek across Blue Hole Regional Park in search of owls. Come practice your owl calls, dissect an owl pellet, and explore the park at night. Meet at the start of the Hike and Bike trail near the Blue Hole entrance sign. $10/person. cityofwimberley.com/parksandrec. OCTOBER 8-10, 15-17 “Celebration” Dinner and a Show. Showcasing music throughout the decades with the show “Celebration,” this event includes dinner and a show, so bring your friends and enjoy a fun, musical evening! EmilyAnn Theatre & Gardens. www.emilyann.org. OCTOBER 10 Annual Harvest Moon Dinner and Dance. Live music with Erik Hokkanen and Friends, dinner catered by Old 300 BBQ at Fischer Hall. www.wimwic.org.

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OUR NEIGHBORS IN CANYON LAKE

Enjoy a relaxing Texas Hill Country Vacation at

Homestead Cottages Located just minutes from famous local attractions like Gruene Hall, Dry Comal Creek Vineyards, Market Days, Whitewater Amphitheater and Canyon Lake Gorge. Near Guadalupe River, Canyon Lake, Wimberley & Boerne. LODGING CHOICES INCLUDE:

• Miniature Victorian constructed almost entirely from architectural salvage • Craftsman Cottage built in the 1930s • Authentic Hill Country Log Cabin • Studio Cabin nestled in an oak mott ALL COTTAGES HAVE PRIVATE HOT TUBS

595 Charter Oak Drive • Canyon Lake, TX 78133 questions@hillcountryrelax.com • (830) 899-5099

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Come and celebrate life. The Lakehouse Bed and Breakfast, a Mediterranean Villa on the Shores of Canyon Lake. Enjoy beautiful sunsets and a relaxing change of pace. Luxury, relaxation, and serenity await.

Swimming Pool Hot Tubs Gourmet Breakfasts Lakeview Balconies Near Gruene, New Braunfels & Wimberley

1519 Glenn Drive • Canyon Lake, TX

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830-899-5099 • thelakehousebb.com Fall/Winter 2021 Welcome to Wimberley   39


OUR NEIGHBORS IN DRIFTWOOD

events

From Page 38

The EmilyAnn Theatre’s beloved Trail of Lights features beautiful holiday displays created by community members and businesses. Photo courtesy EmilyAnn Theatre & Gardens.

OCTOBER 14 Pasta, Passion and Pistols Mystery Dinner. Untangle a web of intrigue to discover who caused the demise of restaurateur Pepi Roni! A special event hosted by the Wimberley Civic Club, the mystery takes form with Wimberley HS drama students driving the action. Dinner, wine, subterfuge, prizes. $65 tickets with profits going to area nonprofits and scholarships. www.wimberleyccc.org. OCTOBER 23 Taste of Wimberley Fall Food Festival. Afternoon soiree filled with local culinary and beverage artistry including abundant tastings from local restaurants and inns, chefs, product makers, farms, and wineries — along with craft brews + food pairings from local breweries — while enjoying the best of Texas live music, silent auction and a few surprises. www.tasteofwimberley.com OCTOBER 28 WAG Rescue’s 10th Annual WAGala. Join this year’s celebration, featuring scrumptious hill country cuisine along with incredible silent and live auction items. This event helps WAG Rescue continue their work of saving the lives of so many deserving animal companions. 512-648-9800, www.wimberleywagrescue.org.

See EVENTS, Page 42

Wimberley Glass Works offers stunning shopping opportunities. Photo courtesy Wimberley Glass Works.

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OUR NEIGHBORS IN DRIFTWOOD & DRIPPING SPRINGS

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4001 Elder Hill Rd. at Driftwood Estate Winery • 737-414-0222 • TheDriftwoodBistro.com Fall/Winter 2021 Welcome to Wimberley   41


events

From Page 40

OCTOBER 29-31 Train Ride of Terror & Haunted Pioneer Town. Presented by 7A Ranch and the Wimberley Players. 330 Wayside Drive. hauntedpioneertown@gmail.com, 7aranch.co.

NOVEMBER 19 Birds and Brews. Birding with aviary biologists from SWCA Environmental Consultants. cityofwimberley.com/parksandrec.

OCTOBER 29-30 34th Annual Hill Country Home Tour. Tickets on sale 10/21/21. www.wimberleyccc.org.

NOVEMBER 19 Wimberley Winter Wonderland. Friday Happy Hour (adults only) 5 pm to 7 pm; Saturday family fun from 11 am to 5 pm. Holiday fun. Community Center. www.wimberley.org.

OCTOBER 30 Boo! Hole Halloween. Head to Blue Hole Regional Park for a night of games, creepy animals, a haunted hayride, trick-or-treat trail, more. 4 pm-10 pm. www.cityofwimberley.com/parksandrec.

DECEMBER 3-4, 10-11, 17-18 Christmas Melodrama. Each night at 6:30 pm and 8:30 pm. EmilyAnn Theatre & Gardens. www.emilyann.org.

NOVEMBER 6 Family Campout at Blue Hole. Pitch a tent on famous Blue Hole swim lawn and enjoy adventures including a night hike, star gazing, a firepit and more. www.cityofwimberley.com/parksandrec.

DECEMBER 4-5, 8-12, 15-26 EmilyAnn Theatre & Gardens’ Holiday Trail of Lights. Fridays & Saturdays 6 pm to 10 pm; all other days open from 6 pm to 9 pm. 1101 FM 2325. www.emilyann.org.

NOVEMBER 11-14 Texas Freestyle Textiles Retreat. Event focused on introducing and celebrating freestyle art. Workshops including SAORI weaving, art-yarn spinning, freestyle knitting or crochet, woven vessel sculpture, more. wimberleyvalleysaori.com/events.

DECEMBER 11 Winter’s Eve in Downtown Wimberley. Shopping, food, and live music, plus local businesses open late. Free gift basket drawing! www.wimberleymerchants.com.

NOVEMBER 13 Wimberley Valley Art League (WVAL) Celebration of the Arts. Community Center. wimberleyarts.org/events.

OUR NEIGHBORS IN DRIPPING SPRINGS

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DECEMBER 26 Slightly iRRegulars Annual Clearance at Wimberley Glassworks. With live demos and up to 75% off art glass and lighting. Come find your perfect imperfection. WGW.com


OUR NEIGHBORS IN BLANCO, DRIPPING SPRINGS & DRIFTWOOD

Interior Design Services, Custom Window Treatment Services plus a Selection of Hand-Picked Retail Items – in a Gorgeous Texas Hill Country Setting!

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC First Wednesday through Saturday of each month, 10 am to 6 pm. Open by appointment all other days of the month.

highcottonhomedesign.com Barn: (512) 296-2423 • Cell: (512) 423-1963 130 Schoolhouse Ridge • Driftwood, Texas 78619

Shop where the Antique Dealers shop!

Cranberry’s

Antiques Best prices in Texas!

More than 10,000 square feet of antiques OPEN EVERYDAY 10 AM-5 PM

Changing Smiles, Changing Lives

On the Blanco Square (830) 833-5596 • 405 3rd St in Blanco

Heather H. Bobb, DDS, FICOI 331 Sportsplex Drive, Suite B Dripping Springs, Texas 78620

512-858-7200 • heatherbobb.com

28 years in business

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OUR NEIGHBORS IN DRIPPING SPRINGS & NEW BRAUNFELS

Jams, Jellies, Dips, Gourmet Foods, Gifts & Warm Friendly Smiles SAMPLE OUR Texas Pride Jalapeno Mustard Peach Salsa Peach Amaretto & Pecan Jam Jalapeno Jelly

On Highway 290 7 miles west of Dripping Springs Convenient to Austin, Fredericksburg & San Antonio OPEN 10 am-5 pm Monday-Saturday

NewCanaanFarms.com 800-727-5267

Cowgirls & laCe Window Treatment Specialists Custom Draperies Dealers for Hunter Douglas, Graber, and Norman Shutters Free in-home consultation and measure

WINNER - Best Toy Store in Dripping Springs

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Dripping Springs Trail Head Market • 1111 Hwy 290 West Tuesday - Saturday 10 am - 5 pm 800-982-7424 • www.cowgirlsandlace.com


Distillers Bar and Distillers Hall

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LIQUOR STORE IN WIMBERLEY LIQUOR • BEER • WINE CIGARS • FUN • GIFTS Come See a Piece of Texas History!

FREE TASTINGS

all weekend on our 1880s Antique Bar The Only Liquor Store in Wimberley City Limits!

LOCALLY OWNED & OPERATED

Monday - Saturday 10 am- 9 pm

COME & SEE US!

15-minute parking available right in front of the store!

111 Old Kyle Road, Suite 310 • Wimberley • 512-722-3096

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BRAZILIAN COWHIDES HANDROLLED CIGARS WE BUY BOOTS & HATS! A CURATION OF VINTAGE & NEW

YOUR STETSON & CHARLIE 1 HORSE HEADQUARTERS! Shop our hats in store or online! We can customize your hat!

Photo © Mason Photography • www.mason-photography.com

Corner of the Wimberley Square • Open Daily 512-847-1818 • www.wallstreetwestern.com

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