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Wimberley COMMUNITY

Within walking distance of the Wimberley Square, restaurants and shops. To book your next event visit www.wimcc.org or call (512) 847-2510 • 5,000 + sq. feet of space for receptions or conferences • 3 versatile event/meeting spaces • Full Catering Kitchen • Free Wi-Fi • Free Parking

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Visit the EmilyAnn!

Stroll through the Trail of Lights or See a Show in the Studio Theatre

Trail of Lights ♦ Nov. 25 - Dec. 28 Nov. 26 - Dec. 18 Sun. - Thurs. 6 - 9 pm ♦ Fri. & Sat. 6 -10 pm

Indoor Show

Children’s Theatre Series

Indoor Show

Thumbelina Sept. 30 - Oct. 22

A Christmas Carol Oct. 27 - Nov. 19 Fri. & Sat. 7:30 pm Sun. 2:00 pm

Save the Date!

Nov. 25 - Dec. 17 Sat. 10:00 am Sun. 2:00 pm

Feb. 2 - 25

Fri. & Sat. 7:30 pm Sun. 2:00 pm

Butterfly Festival -April 21, 2018

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REAL PROPERTIES

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Welcome to Wimberley The Hill Country Sun

Directory of Advertisers Arts

Art on 12....................................................8

Contents copyright ©2017-18 Reproduction of any portion of this publication in any form requires written permission of the publisher.

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Celebrating Our Anniversary 1990-2018 512-484-9176 • www.hillcountrysun.com

Pitzer’s Fine Art........................................5

FRONT COVER Boot-iful Wimberley! © Fotoluninate|Dreamstime.com

#11 on the Boot Trail “Boot Hill” by artist Dan Moore, sponsored by Santa Fe Connection, located at 13900 Ranch Road 12. Visit the web site at www.bootifulwimberley.com for more information and a complete Boot Trail map

Silo Glass Studio & Gallery....................6 Texas Rock Art..........................................7 Wimberley Glass Works..........................7

Event & Attractions

EmilyAnn Theatre & Gardens................2 Wimberley Community Center..............2 Wimberley Glass Works..........................7 Wimberley Market Days ........................2

Julie Harrington Publisher/Advertising julie@hillcountrysun.com

Dining & Specialty

Cigars (at Wall Street Western).............12

Melissa Maxwell Ball

Cypress Creek Reserve Rum................12

Editor/Design melissa@hillcountrysun.com

Hill Country Spirits...............................12 Jobell Café & Bistro................................10 Milagro’s Hill Country Tex Mex..........10

Gerry Burns

San Angel Mexican Restaurant............ 11

Distribution

The Back Porch.........................................9

Colleen Brooks Bonnie Eissler

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Schools

Real Estate/Design

Shopping

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Aloe Skin & Body Spa...........................29 Ball Brothers 1-800-Painting.................28 Changs Hapkido Academy .................26 D & D Insurance (Angie Dahl).............28 Full Circle Salon, Lessa Stafford...........30 Land U Here Concierge Service...........30 Live Oak Health Partners Dr. Price & Dr. Hernandez....................27 The Med Spa, Yvette Strange................27 Texan Care Automotive Repair............28 WAG Rescue...........................................29 Wimberley Day Spa at Blair House.....28 Wimberley Pharmacy............................29

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St. Stephens Episcopal School..............36 Zweites Haus School of Wimberley....36

Amy’s Ice Cream......................................5

hank you for picking up the Welcome to Wimberley Fall/ Winter 2017-18 guide. The articles in this guide can give you an inside look at just a few of the many interesting people, places and things that make Wimberley a special place. So, whether you live here, are moving here, or are just passing through, we hope this guide provides you with a Luke, Julie & Kenzie Harrington. wealth of local information. Please visit our local merchants and be sure to tell them you saw their ad in Welcome to Wimberley. We provide you a Directory of Advertisers on this page so you can quickly locate your point of destination. Thanks to all of the businesses that use the guide to promote their what they do along with the Village of Wimberley. As you thumb through the pages, you will be amazed at the breadth and scope of the truly unique shops, services, restaurants, galleries and places to visit. We also encourage you to pick up our monthly magazine, the Hill Country Sun, featuring interesting, people, places and things all over the Texas Hill Country. You’ll find complimentary copies of our current issue at locations across Wimberley. So get out there, explore, enjoy have a wonderful time in this little “piece of Heaven.” And from all of us, a heartfelt “Welcome” to Wimberley!

7A Ranch..................................................24 Bandit’s Hideaway.................................24 Cottage on the Square...........................25 Creekhaven Inn......................................23 Gentle Breezes B & B.............................23 Wimberley Inn........................................25

The Leaning Pear...................................10 The Tavern at Cypress Falls....................9

Writers

Lodging & Event Facilities

Annie James Boutique...........................20

Aunt Jennys Attic...................................17 Calley’s Jewelry......................................21 Cedar Chest.............................................13 Cigars (at Wall Street Western).............12 Dovetails of Wimberley.........................22 Eagle Mountain Flag..............................19 Gracious Ladies......................................14 In Style Accessories & Shoes............... 18 Jean’s Antiques.......................................16 Kiss The Cook Kitchen Essentials........16 Life Inspired............................................20 Queen Bee Gatherings & Antiques......17 River House Home Accessories...........22 Shop the Tree House..............................15 Wall Street Western................................40 The Find...................................................15 The Quarter Shops.................................19 4sisterShop, Circa, Creekside Vintage,

Fabric Frenzy, Farmloft, Knot 2 Shabby, On a Branch

The Wild West Store...............................19 The Wimberley Way................................5 Wimberley Ace Hardware....................21 Wimberley Glass Works..........................7

Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Betty & Steve Giannone...................34 Century 21 Randall Morris & Associates Jamie Delmar Clark...........................34 Century 21 Gibson Properties Branch Office David Routh.......................................35 Hills of Texas Sky Realty Barbara Latimer..................................35 Keller Williams Realty Linda Germain....................................35 RE/MAX REAL PROPERTIES Allison “AJ” Harwood.......................3

Churches

Chapel in the Hills.................................31 Lutheran Church of the Resurrection... 31 Wimberley United Methodist Church....31 St. Marys Catholic Church....................32 Unity of Wimberley...............................32. Wimberley Church of Christ................31

Dripping Springs

Cedar Valley Eats...................................38 Cowgirls and Lace.................................37 Heather Bobb, DDS................................38 Mercer Street Dancehall........................38 New Canaan Farms...............................38 Storied Firearms.....................................37


Michael Wilson, wood sculptor extraordinaire

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ichael Wilson is a highly creative fine artist, a sculptor in wood, who fashions massive slabs of native hardwoods (black walnut, ash, cherry, oak) into chairs, tables, floor lamps and other functional pieces that are also strikingly beautiful works of art. The panoramic vistas and rugged terrain of Wimberley encompass the hilltop workshop where Michael designs and builds high end custom furniture. Up until about 17 years ago, he had no experience in woodworking or construction, which is hard to fathom, considering the stellar quality of his work. His introduction to working with wood began when he decided to fix up an old house in California, where he and his wife, Cynthia, were living. After that, he began to build furniture to go inside the house. Bolstered by these successes and by his enjoyment of the work (certainly more than he enjoyed his job as a sushi chef), Michael continued to teach himself. He read some books on design and woodworking, however, since he is undoubtedly an experiential learner, most of his self-education was accomplished with a hands-on approach, learning by doing. Michael and Cynthia were ready to leave Los Angeles, CA, but never expected to find themselves in a small See MICHAEL WILSON, page 8

Wimberley Fine Arts Center offering National Artists’ Works You’ll Love to Live With

The fine art of Michael Wilson, who fashions massive slabs of native hardwoods into chairs, tables, floor lamps and functional pieces that are strikingly beautiful works of art. Photos courtesy Michael Wilson.

Stop by to browse our art gallery and sculpture garden showcasing numerous artists from across the U.S.

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Artist Michael Wilson in his hilltop workshop. Photo courtesy Michael Wilson.

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Wimberley ARTS

Gallery offers art for enthusiasts of all levels

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at Art on 12 Gallery and Studios in Wimberley, enthusiasts can find a collection of art from more than 50 Texas artists in mediums including photography, painting, sculpture, jewelry, and mixed media - in subjects of cityscape, landscape, western art, portraiture, and abstract. The gallery opened its doors a few years ago, after several local artists came up with the idea to share this space just south of the square.

Art on 12 is staffed by its artists, which allows customers the opportunity to mingle with the artists and ask questions about their work. Bob Cook, resident artist, explains, “The one thing we have that is different from anyone else is that we have a bunch of different artists — more than anyone. It’s a big gallery. This is a passion we all share.” Customers are enjoying their “Take Me Home program,” which is available to any client who is considering purchasing a piece of art but wants to make sure

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“If Horses Dreamt Butterflies...” (detail) 24x36

Local representation by Bent Tree Gallery Henson Road, on the Square

it is a proper “fit” in their home. Clients can take a piece of art home for seven days to ensure the perfect “fit.” Art on 12 Gallery and Studios also takes a photo of customers with their art when a purchase is made, then shares it on social media. Bob smiles, “It’s fun to come in here.” Open 7 days a week, Art on 12 currently allows open juried exhibitions and also offers artist studio space for rent. The gallery accepts commissions, and they are happy to ship your Art on 12 purchase anywhere in the world. The gallery also hosts workshops in painting, photography, woodcut prints, alcohol ink, and Photoshop. There’s plenty of room in its 5,000 square feet space. The building was built in the 1920’s, and still retains its original charm. It’s a beautiful setting to host an event surrounded by art, and it even has a special event room available to rent for private events such as cocktail parties, weddings, workshops, book signings, yoga, and other events. The gallery also allows guest artist shows. Art on 12 participates in Wimberley’s Second Saturday Gallery Trail, when many local art galleries stay open late the second Saturday of the month so art enthusiasts can stroll gallery-togallery and enjoy the collections of art while mingling with the artists and enjoying wine and light snacks. Approximately a dozen Wimberley galleries participate in the monthly event. Bob says the gallery is often categorized as one in which all art enthusiasts — whether beginning or seasoned — can enjoy. He explains, “I think what makes us different is the number of artists and the fact that if you read our reviews, people are saying that we are a middle-class art See ART ON 12, page 7

Art on 12, open seven days a week on the Wimberley Square. Photo courtesy Art on 12.

“Sinclair Gas Station” by Steve Snyder. Photo courtesy Art on 12.

“Neighbors” by Maxine Price. Photo courtesy Art on 12.

Cast, fused & multi-media art glass. Weekend classes.

5 miles south of Wimberley on Ranch Road 12

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Just one of many displays at Art on 12. Photo courtesy Art on 12.


Wimberley ARTS

ART ON 12, from page 6

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Gallery “Rain or Shine” by B.J. Ritchie.

gallery. You will find a lot of approachable and affordable art in here. We were voted Wimberley’s best gallery in 2016 and 2017 by readers of the Wimberley View newspaper. We’re very proud to have won that.”

FYI • Art on 12 is located just south of the Wimberley square at 13811 Ranch Road 12. The gallery is open daily. Hours are 10 am to 5 pm Sunday through Thursday and 10 am to 6 pm Friday and Saturday. For more information, call 512-847-9030, visit the web site at www.ArtOn12.com or follow Art on 12 on Facebook.

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Jan Burley Fine Art Watercolor, Collage & Oil

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Wimberley ARTS MICHAEL WILSON, from page 5

The intricate artisty of Michael Wilson. Photos courtesy Michael Wilson.

town in the Texas Hill Country. “We were in Texas to attend a wedding,” Cynthia says. Even though this was in July, when the intense summer heat often turns all but the most intrepid individuals against the idea of living in the Lone Star State, Michael recalls, “I thought I must be dreaming – this was not my idea of Texas. I expected everything to be dry and brown and flat.” Honestly, that’s a fairly accurate description of vast stretches of the state, but it is in no way true of the Wimberley

area, and that’s where they decided to relocate. Michael’s work is quite labor intensive. He mills the wood, hand-carves all the designs, and does his own welding. He uses many varieties of wood, but two of his favorite woods to work with are walnut and ash. “Ash takes a stain very well,” he says, “and walnut already has good colors.” Walnut carves well and walnut furniture can last a lifetime, or several lifetimes, which makes it timeless. These materials are complementary to Michael’s modern designs, which also have a timelessness that transcends society’s fickle nature and infatuation with the latest styles. Regarding his creative process, Michael believes it is important not to spend more time mulling over something than is necessary or productive. He says, “If you simply pay attention, the material (the wood itself) will tell you exactly how it will be.” He approaches each new task with the unspoken assumption that he’ll figure it out, and then he works at it until he gets it. It is a form of complete immersion into the process “that sometimes escapes more intellectually based people, who are maybe thinking a lot about what they’re doing,” he says. “I am perhaps immature, but when I set my mind to do something, the possibility of failure disappears,” Michael says. “There’s a tendency as people age

to approach new ideas with trepidation, and they are always worrying that it’s going to be too difficult or take a long time,” he says. By contrast, children often lose themselves, or certainly lose track of time, when they are engrossed in play or in a project that interests them, so in this sense, he may be immature but as Cynthia clarifies, “immature in a good way,” adding that “Michael is a true artist who has an amazing work ethic,” another perspective that rings true. Michael has designed many museumworthy items that are equally at home in an art gallery or a private residence – the Kyoto floor lamp, the Python lamp, the somewhat outrageous spidery-legged coffee table that was actually inspired from hearing the Bob Schneider song “Tarantula” a few too many times on the radio. But, he says, “Work for me is not about what I like the most. I’m in my shop engaged in a personal relationship with whatever I’m working on at the time. I don’t have any particular piece that I think of as my favorite, rather, it’s just whatever is in front of me.” Michael is currently working on a commissioned project to design and make a very large bar for an Austin Hotel. FYI • For more information about Michael’s work and to see pictures of many of his timeless functional and artistic pieces, visit the web site at michaelwilsondesign.com. You may also contact Michael at 213-200-5207 or email michaelwilson7@gmail.com.

Michael Wilson’s modern designs have a timelessness that transcends society’s fickle nature and infatuation with the latest styles. Photos courtesy Michael Wilson.

Central Texas’ Largest Gallery (5,000 sq ft) 50 Member Artists in the Main Gallery Monthly Shows by Special Invitation Working Artist Studios Open for Visitors All Media: Painting, Sculpture, Photography

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with great music and the happy vibe that cratch made comfort food, hand continues to come from our amazing staff crafted cocktails, genuine service and awesome clientele.” and a casual, music-filled atmoThe couple’s dining experiences sphere that just makes you feel good. definitely influenced their menu. “Travis That’s what you’ll find at Hays City wanted a margarita, buffalo wings and a Store, the full-service restaurant and bar great chicken fried steak. I wanted a glass located at the corner of Farm Market 3237 of wine and fresh seafood or fried shrimp and Farm Market 150 in Driftwood. Owners Travis and Tamra Tindol shared years of experience in the restaurant business at establishments such as Z’Tejas, The Salty Sow and Flores Mexican Restaurant before opening Hays City Store. “We knew that we needed our own place… it made sense that it was in (both) our blood and we should branch out on our own,” says Tamra. After moving to Driftwood from Austin, they drove by and found their corner store closed for business. For close to 30 years, Hays City Store— a gas station and convenience store with a café in the back— had been a gathering spot for locals. “It was that day the Tamra and Travis Tindol, owners of the popular Hays City idea came to us, but sev- Store in Driftwood. Photo courtesy Hays City Store. eral months before we were able to act on it,” Tamra recalls. They purchased the prop- — and chips and salsa — definitely chips erty in October 2014 and, with a lot of and salsa,” smiles Tamra. “We also usuhard work, opened a transformed Hays ally prefer sitting at the bar top and visCity Store in March 2015. iting with other customers or a friendly “We kept the name because we knew bartender. So, in reality, Hays City Store that’s what the locals would call it any- was the answer to what we were looking way,” she smiles. for in a neighborhood restaurant. “Travis did most of the demo of the The menu options at Hays City Store original building and anything else he are varied, fresh and delicious, and can could, and much of the design was done be enjoyed indoors or out, with a relaxing with the budget in mind… leaving the seating area under the oaks and a stage kitchen open, and keeping the old break- for the regularly scheduled live music fast counter,” explains Tamra. “The at- performances. mosphere is the result of that combined See HAYS CITY STORE, page 10

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Wimberley DINING HAYS CITY STORE, from page 9 Appetizers include the Home Run (fresh tortilla chips served with housemade queso, guacamole, salsa roja and bean dip), a charcuterie and cheese board, decadent fried onion rings, chili cheese fries and more. Lunch and dinner offerings include a wide array of sandwiches —from pulled pork to Ahi tuna— plus frito pie and chili cheese dogs. The large, juicy burgers receive rave reviews, are cooked to order and served in a variety of styles. A lighter option, the grilled steak

salad is always satisfying, with steak seared to order on a bed of mixed greens, charred tomato and herb vinaigrette topped with fried shallots and bleu cheese crumbles. Entrées include the popular chicken fried steak with homemade gravy, chicken tenders, fried butterflied gulf shrimp, blackened redfish and fish tacos. Try the Truck Stop Enchiladas with charro beans or the King Ranch Chicken Chile Relleno. You won’t be sorry. Specials are offered nightly, along with a selection of grilled steaks, chops and chicken.

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And the drinks! The full service bar provides options for all and the Hays City Store bartenders do not disappoint. Not sure what to try? Order a margarita or beer flight to check out your options. Thoughtfully selected beers and wines (many local) are available, as well as classic cocktails and stronger spirits. Yes, there’s something for everyone at Hays City Store, and judging from the packed parking lot, Travis, Tamra and their friendly staff possess the recipe for success. Now, diners can look forward to the new Hays City Ice House (opening midOctober), a 1,500-square-foot open-air expansion, offering a full service bar and additional seating area, with scratch pizzas prepared in a wood burning oven and 40 beers on tap. FYI • Hays City Store is at 8989 Farm Market 150 in Driftwood. Hours are Monday to Wednesday 11 am to 9 pm, Thursday to Saturday 11 am to 10 pm and Sunday 9 am to 9 pm. Brunch is served Sunday. For more information, includ-

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Fish tacos with Tejas rice and charro beans, plus a beer flight.Photo courtesy Hays City Store.

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THE LEANING PEAR Hill Country-Inspired Cuisine

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Additional choices on the Wimberley dining scene, these casual venues serve up some delicious offerings. Please call ahead or check the business’s Facebook page for the most up-to-date information about menus, specials and hours.

Wimberley DINING

@ 801 Farm Market 2325 Mag’s Burgers

This classic, old-fashioned burger stand serves up a simple menu of delectable burgers, fresh cut french fries, and cold drinks, all at family friendly prices. Pick up your order to go or sit in the shade at one of Maggie’s picnic tables and enjoy. Open 11 am to 8 pm Monday through Saturday. Call ahead at 512-842-3363. www. magsburgers.com and on Facebook.

@ 14306 Ranch Road 12 (across the parking lot from Anytime Fitness)

Photo courtesy Mag’s Burgers.

Photo courtesy Pho-Lisha’s.

Pho-Lisha’s Food Truck

Serving up the only Asian-inspired cuisine in town and a variety of Cajun dishes. Don’t miss the Phoritto, Pho on a Texas tortilla. Plus, fried rice, shrimp ’n grits, jamabalaya, etoufee, more. Monday to Saturday 11 am - 2 pm and dinner service Monday and Tuesday 6 pm to 8 pm. www. pholishas.com. 225-276-9928.

Photo courtesy Creekside Cookers.

Creekside Cookers BBQ

Brisket, pulled pork, sausage and turkey plates (and by the pound) and sandwiches, beans, potato salad, cole slaw and corn casserole on the side. Open Wednesday through Saturday 11 am until sold out. Also providing catering services. creeksidecookers.com, 512-947-1609.

At Odie’s Place Food Court

Gringas Grub Shak

Great burgers, delicious fish tacos (with homemade jalapeno cilantro sauce), pulled pollo tacos and sandwiches, quesadillas, good options for kids, super friendly service. Daily 11 am -7 pm. (Closed Saturday except Market Days.) Find Gringas on Facebook or call 512-627-4875.

Photo courtesy Wimberley Shave Ice.

Wimberley Shave Ice

Serving up 100-plus tasty shave ice flavors for more than 20 years, Wimberley Shave Ice has a new location at Odie’s Place Food Court. Plans are in the works for early morning hours, an expanded coffee selection and grab ‘n go breakfast items like bagels, muffins and pigs-in-ablanket. Check Facebook for more information. 512-497-9861

Rondooley’s

200 FM 32, San Marcos (@ the junction on Ranch Rd. 12) The area’s first food truck park with a beer & wine garden

Tacos Nine

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Delicious $2 breakfast tacos (choose three ingredients), $3 lunch tacos (el pastor, carne guisada, chicken, ground beef, barbacoa), plates, burritos, nachos, quesadillas, and more. Tuesday-Wednesday 6 am to 3 pm, Thursday - Saturday 6 am to 9 or 10 pm, Sunday 10 am to 6 pm. 737-213-7197.

411 FM 2325

Photo courtesy Gringas Grub Shak.

@ The Junction Drinkery & Eatery

Life’s Rough, Eat Good

Photo courtesy Life’s Rough, Eat Good.

Serving up thick and juicy burgers, seasoned fries, chicken strips, corn dogs and grilled cheese baskets. Hours are Thursday and Friday 5 pm to 9 pm, Saturday 11 am to 9 pm, 512-676-0541.

Photo courtesy Rondooley’s.

Lots of sandwich choices, including chicken fried steak sandwiches, BLTs, ribeye sandwiches, plus fajita tacos, hot dogs, fries and more. Open Monday through Saturday 11 am to 8:30 pm, and Sunday 11:30 to 6 pm. Call 512-847-0080 for more information.

Photo courtesy Wimberley Shave Ice.

Dripping Wings

Buffalo style wings. Wide variety of flavors including honey barbecue, garlic and herb, garlic-parmesan, salt & vinegar, Jamaican jerk, Asian, mangohabanero, Cajun, lemon pepper, buffalo (mild, hot or ghost pepper). Chicken tender, steak fries, fried pickles, seasoned edamame, spring mix strawberry salad and more. 512-648-1432.

www.sanangelwtx.com 500 River Road H Wimberley, TX

Open Sunday-Tuesday & Thursday-Saturday • 512-722-3257

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very day, you can bring a picnic, stroll the paths, play in the musical garden and enjoy a game of chess or checkers on the oversized board at the magical EmilyAnn Theatre & Gardens. Revel in the cooler weather as you hike to the hilltop Veterans Memorial Plaza and take in 360-degree views around the Wimberley Valley.“It’s a great opportunity to really discover your surroundings,”  says Ann Rolling, who along with her husband, Norm, founded the theatre in 1998 in memory of their daughter, Emily Ann. In addition to providing a relaxing retreat on an everyday basis, as locals know, the EmilyAnn Theatre & Gardens offers a wealth of family entertainment and theatre to enrich the Wimberley community.     This fall and winter celebrate the season at the EmilyAnn with a performance of “The Diary of Anne Frank” in the indoor theatre October 27 - November 19 (Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30 pm and Sundays at 2 pm). And don’t miss the children’s shows “Thumbelina” September 30 through October 22 and “A Christmas Carol” November 25 through December 17, both performed Saturdays at 10 am and Sundays at 2 pm. A holiday season in Wimberley is truly not complete without a visit to the EmilyAnn Theatre & Gardens’ beloved Holiday Trail of Lights.  At this year’s 20th annual event, the

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December 28 (weather permitting) Sunday through Thursday from 6 pm to 9 pm and Friday and Saturday from 6 pm to 10 pm. “And please remember that, as we grow and on very busy nights, parking is available at Wimberley High School and a lighted path provided,” says Ann. Check the theatre’s web site for directions and parking information. In the spirit of the holiday season, the EmilyAnn Theatre is accepting gently used books to be distributed at Trail of Lights by Rotary Club of Wimberley volunteers. “It’s a wonderful way to share with the community,” says Ann. The season continues at the EmilyAnn with “Pride and Prejudice” February 22-25, 2018 (Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm and Sundays at 2 pm). And save the date for the EmilyAnn’s annual Butterfly Festival April 21, 2018. FYI • The EmilyAnn Theatre & Gardens is located at 1101 Farm Market 2325 in Wimberley. The Holiday Trail of Lights is November 25 through December 28, open Sunday through Thursday from 6 pm to 9 pm and Friday and Saturday from 6 pm to 10 pm. Admission is free, donations greatly appreciated. For more information about the Trail of Lights and other events at the EmilyAnn Theatre & Gardens, call 512-847-6969 or visit the web site at www.emilyann.org.

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n the beginning, there were four sisters – Doris, Diana, Donna, and Linda – who always enjoyed spending time together on shopping weekends. These sometimes stretched into shopping weeks, with frequent stops at off-the-beaten-path thrift stores, yard sales, and flea markets. Still traveling and shopping together after all these years, they recently went on a road trip to Tennessee and Alabama. This shared passion for shopping and finding treasures for their homes and for themselves turned into something more when the two middle sisters, Diana Stanley and Donna Morris, decided to open a store together. (The sisters had a store for 3-1/2 years in Cave Creek, Arizona, before setting up 4sisterShop about a year and a half ago in Wimberley. ) Donna grew up in Arizona, and she lived in Austin for many years before moving to Driftwood three years ago. She says, “Wimberley has always been a great little town and I spent quite a few long weekends here with friends,” she says. “There is such a strong sense of community which we are so happy to be part of.” Diana says, “We love the area where our shop is located, with the creek so close by. Once we settled in here, we closed the store in Arizona.” Their creekside store offers customers an eclectic mix of merchandise – rustic, vintage, industrial, handmade, and new. Rusted buckets, weathered corbels, chicken wire and cotton boll wreaths, Texas

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or vintage finds. She enjoys decorating, changing things around, and then decorating some more. Donna is the organizer and planner who is always on the move and constantly adding new things to the store. She also likes to decorate, but takes a somewhat more measured approach than Diana. They both like old windows, shutters, and doors, and lots of jewelry. Diana’s vibrant original acrylic paintings of sunflowers and prickly pear cactus See 4SISTERSHOP, page 15

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encouragement. Simple phrases, scripture verses, and often a single word painted on boards or written on small polished stones, reflect the importance of faith, love, appreciation for family, home, laughter, and the myriad blessings of life. FYI • 4sisterShop is located at 14015 Ranch Road 12, Suite 8, in The Quarter Shops next to Cypress Creek. Hours are Wednesday through Saturday 10:30 am to 5 pm and Sunday from 11:30 am to 5 pm. For more information, visit the web site at 4sistershop.com or call 512-517-3561.

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EVERY TUESDAY, THURSDAY, SATURDAY Wimberley Community Tennis Association. Plays at 5 pm Tuesdays and Thursdays and 9:30 am Saturdays at the Wimberley High School Tennis Courts on Texan Blvd. www.wimberleytennis.org EVERY WEDNESDAY Wimberley Farmers Market. Fresh locally grown/raised foods and products from area farmers, ranchers and artisans, 3 pm to 6 pm. Parking lot of Wimberley Community Center at corner of Ranch Road 12 and River Road. 512-264-1637. Facebook.com/WimberleyFM. The Tavern at Cypress Falls Lodge hosts Karaoke. 8 pm to 11 pm. #1 Woodcreek Circle. 512-757-5405, thelodgeatcypressfalls.com. SECOND WEDNESDAY Wimberley Garden Club Meeting (September through May). 9:30 am. Lutheran Church of Resurrection. 1 West Spoke Hill. www. WimberleyGardenClub.org. THIRD WEDNESDAY The Herb Society of America Hill Country Unit Meeting (August through May). 9:45 am to noon at Wimberley Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, 956 Ranch Road 2325. HillCountryHerbs.org SECOND THURSDAY Hill Country Bead Society Meets. Wimberley Community Center. 1 pm. For information, Marilyn Pierce at mp@smpierce.net. SECOND AND FOURTH THURSDAY Wimberley Toastmasters Club. Learn public speaking, leadership skills. 7 pm. Community Center. 512-913-4804. See CALENDAR, page 17

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SecondSaturdayGalleryTrail. SEPTEMBER 30 - OCTOBER 22 EmilyAnn Theatre & Gardens presents Thumbelina. Saturdays at 10 am , Sundays at 2 pm, this 40 minute show promises fun for audience members ages 2 to 102. 1101 FM 2325. 512-847-6969, www.emilyann.org. OCTOBER 1-31 Scarecrow Contest. Charming scarecrows throughout downtown. 512-842-2281. OCTOBER 15 Join Wimberley Glassworks Saturday on the Gallery Trail. Special glass pumpkin demonstrations til 5 pm and serving hot cider and mulled wine from 3 pm to 7 pm. WGW.COM OCTOBER 15 Starlight Symphony Orchestra at the Wimberley First Baptist Church. Free admission. 4 pm. 15951 Winters Mill Parkway. 512-902-1361, www.starlightsymphony.org. OCTOBER 17 Wimberley Community Band Fall Concert: “Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue.” First Baptist Church, 15951 Winters Mill Parkway. 7:30 pm. hillcountrycommunityband.org. OCTOBER 21 13th Annual Hunter’s Night Out and Gun Raffle. Celebrating the hunting, fishing and outdoor traditions of Texas with live music, food and beverages, raffles and silent auction. 14711 Ranch Road 12. www.huntersnightout.com. OCTOBER 26 The Wimberley Merchants Association presents Girls Night Out - Moonlight Madness. Enjoy live music and late night shopping throughout the downtown shopping district. You’ll find plenty of treasures from Cypress Creek Bridge to the Blanco River Bridge. Additional Girls Night Out events will be held in April, July and October 2018. wimberleymerchants.com OCTOBER 27 Wimberley Community Civic Club Annual Style Show. 10 am to 1:30 pm at Wimberley Community Center. Stylish fashions from local boutiques, tasty buffet lunch and silent auction are featured. Reservations are limited. 14068 Ranch Road 12, 512-8471781, www.wimberleyccc.org. OCTOBER 27 - NOVEMBER 19 EmilyAnn Theatre & Gardens presents “The Diary of Anne Frank.” Performed in the Burdine Johnson Studio Theatre on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm and on Sundays at 2 pm. This Tony awardwinning play is a moving story of a family hiding during one of the darkest periods in human history. 1101 Farm Market 2325. 512-847-6969, www.emilyann.org. OCTOBER 28 Wimberley Adoption Group WAGala. Great food, live music, silent and live auctions – all to help the pups. 6 pm to 9 pm at Hog Heaven. Wimberleywagrescue.org. OCTOBER 29 Lutheran Church of the Resurrection Reformation Celebration Oktoberfest. 101 Spoke Hill Drive. 512-847-3386, www. welcometonewlife.org. OCTOBER 31 Trick-or-Treating on the Wimberley Square. All goblins, large and small, are invited to come in costume and visit the merchants

who will be handing out candy and goodies from 4 pm to 8 pm. www.wimberleymerchants.com 512-847-1818. Wimberley Volunteer Fire Department Free Safe Halloween. Safe, fun indoor trick or treating and games at Central Station, 111 Green Acres Drive. 6 pm to 8:30 pm. NOVEMBER 3 Hill Country Unit of the Herb Society of America presents HerbFest2017. Enjoy lunch and learning from the culinary and herb- growing speakers, an Herb Shoppe, tastings and silent auction. Proceeds to the Sensory Garden at EmilyAnn Theatre and Gardens and community education projects. $15

tickets at the door, at Visitor Center. 11 am to 2 pm at the Lutheran Church of the Resurrection. www.hillcountryherbs.org. NOVEMBER 10 The Cedars Ranch hosts Wimberley Wine Share. Bring a bottle of your favorite wine and your glass and enjoy friendly conversation and samplings of wine. 6 pm to 7:30 pm. 506 Burnett Ranch Road. 512-413-3537, www.cedarsranch.com. NOVEMBER 10 - DECEMBER 3 Wimberley Players present “I Hate Hamlet.” When an up-and-coming TV star takes on the iconic role of Hamlet, who could have See CALENDAR, page 30

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ashionistas, rejoice! There’s a charming, two-story boutique in town where you can find unique and trendy clothing and accessories. The Gypsy Market features women’s bohemian Hill Country chic clothing and accessories, including artisan-made items such as beaded bohemian bags, and Benchmade leather purses and wallets by Juan Antonio. The shop also offers a large collection of jewelry, including contemporary Bohemian pieces by B.b.Lila, gypsy style chokers, timeless gemstone and pearl jewelry by seventh and eighth generation native Texan mother-daughter team JoJoRose, and one-of-a-kind gemstone vintage jewelry by Gypsy & the Blue. If that isn’t enough to have you running for this adorable gray cottage tucked back in the Wimberley Square, the shop also offers a beautiful collection of highly-collectible Native American turquoise and coral jewelry. The Gypsy Market was established in 2015 by mother and daughter team, Becki and Claire Jackson. “I found heaven on earth when I moved to the Hill Country in 2012 when my daughter Claire started college at Texas State University,” Becki smiles. She grew up in a small ranching community in West Texas. After earning

a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Sciences from the University of Texas at Austin, Becki moved to Dallas. She stayed there for 27 years, during which she worked the complete gamut in the fashion industry as a buyer and in management. She worked for Scarborough’s in Austin, The Carriage Shop, a group of upscale Dallas boutiques, then went on to the wholesale end of the business and owned two showrooms at the Dallas Apparel Mart. There, she owned another boutique

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to adopt children from around the world. When she moved to Wimberley, she opened the Gypsy Market to bring the things that she loved to wear and which she had been privileged to collect (many See GYPSY MARKET, page 19

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sing fresh spring water that feeds Cypress Creek and blackstrap molasses from the cane fields of East Texas and Louisiana, David Watson experimented for years to work out the right recipe and distillation process for his Cypress Creek Reserve Rum and developed an award-winning crystal rum, vanilla rum and a gourmet vanilla extract. Tours are offered Tuesday through Saturday from 11:30 am to 5:30 pm. A $5 admission includes a rum tasting. FYI • D.E.W. Distilling, LLC, owner of Cypress Creek Reserve rum, is located at 1400 Jacobs Well Rd. in Wimberley. Groups of 8 or more require reservations. For more information, visit www.cypressreserve.com, call 512-847-6874, or find them on Facebook.

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ella Vista Ranch is home to First Texas Olive Oil Company and Bella Vista Winery. Stop by and taste the fresh olive oil they’ve been producing in Wimberley since 2001. The olive oil is sold exclusively at the retail store on the ranch and online at texasoliveoil.com. Bella Vista Cellars is a winery also located on the Ranch. The tasting room is open Fridays and Saturdays from noon to 4:30 pm, and tours of the ranch offered Saturdays at 1 pm. Group visits of 12 or more outside of normal hours are by appointment. FYI • For more information, visit the web site at www.texasoliveoil.com or call 512-847-6514.

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GYPSY MARKET, from page 19 explains. “She now has a Bachelors degree in Mass Communications and English, and oversees our social media and website.” The Gypsy Market is more than just a boutique. “When you shop at The Gypsy Market, our prime goal is our customers’ enjoyment, but we also like that we support American and International craftspeople,” she says. “At our boutique, you can find hand-painted silk kimonos and other unique apparel items, as well as Fair Trade goods to support villages from Peru, Mexico, Turkey and Africa. We also showcase vintage, antique, and new home décor items including Capri Blue Volcano Candles, and soaps and room sprays and Verbena all-natural soaps, also an artisan product from the Hill Country.” The Gypsy Market has Gypsy Market’s fashionista, Claire. something for just about every Photo courtesy Gypsy Market. fashionista. Customers rave FYI •  Gypsy Market is located in a quaint, two-story about the shop’s unique, high-quality gray cottage at 116 Wimberley Square (across from Kiss the and continually changing merchandise, Cook).  The shop is open daily.   and the fact that their purchases can help For more information, visit the web site at others who are in struggling conditions. thegypsymarket.wordpress.com, call 214-232-4725, or For Becki, combining her love of fashion follow on Facebook.com/GypsyMarket or Instagram.com/ with her passion for helping just seemed thegypsymarket.   Gypsy Market also takes orders via like a perfect fit. Becki smiles, “Opening Instagram and Facebook. the shop has been a dream come true!”

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Foss, who is a long-time volunteer and WAG Rescue Board member . This year marks the eight year anniversary since Pat Davis and Debbie Nordyke recognized the dire need for a local organization to rescue and care for the large number of abandoned, lost, and unclaimed dogs in Wimberley and Western Hays County. WAG Rescue was incorporated in June 2009 to address this problem. Today there are 75 to 100 volunteers involved with various WAG Rescue activities as well as the three local veterinarians who offer discounted services and are sponsors of the annual WAGala fundraisers. Barbara says, “We have all kinds of dogs, mostly mixed breeds but purebred, See WAG, page 22

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Volunteers at the WAG Treasures on Twelve resale/thrift store. Photo courtesy WAG. from chihuahuas to Great Danes. Since WAG Rescue’s inception, there have been about 900 adoptions and, if you add the hundreds of lost dogs that we have reunited with their owners, the organization has rescued over a thousand dogs.” In 2016, WAG Rescue acquired seven acres with an existing house. With outdoor and indoor kennels, and an additional play yard outside, there is now a place for the dogs to stay in inclement

weather so they can be out of the cold, heat, and rain. FYI • WAG Rescue is a network of foster families. You can call 512-847-3200 to leave a message. Visit the web site at wimberleywagrescue.org for information about spay/neuter vouchers, adopting or fostering a dog, and the sixth annual fundraiser on October 28, 2017 at 6 pm at Hog Heaven. Treasures on Twelve is an upscale thrift resale store that donates 100% of their profits to help WAG Rescue. The store is at 13620 Ranch Road, Building A, south of the Wimberley Square.

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attie lived on the streets in a rural area of Comal County, Texas. WAG Rescue has no idea how long she was on the streets, but based on her physical condition, they assume it was over a year. Without even the most basic care, it wasn’t surprising that she was pregnant, underweight, infested with intestinal parasites, and had severely damaged teeth. After Mattie delivered 12 puppies in early May, local residents contacted WAG Rescue and they were able to save Mattie and five of her puppies. Then began the process of caring for the mother and her pups and nursing them to health so they could be adopted. All of Mattie’s surviving puppies have been adopted into loving homes, and despite all of her problems, Mattie’s resilience and sweet nature endures. She has a new smile, and she loves her stuffed toys. Mattie demonstrates trust and affection and is a loving, friendly dog.

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Her final chapter has yet to be written – when she finds that perfect forever family – but WAG Rescue knows that it will happen, and Mattie’s story will have its happy ending. FYI • For more information about Mattie and other rescues, call 512-847-3200 or visit the WAG web site at wimberleywagrescue.org


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aymond Cook Czichos passed away less than a year ago, but he will always be remembered, especially in Wimberley, as the man who brought great joy to thousands of people who spent their summer vacations at 7A Ranch and who still recall their adventures at Pioneer Town. He was renowned for his humorous portrayals of Pecos Bill in the Gay ’90s show and the drunk cowboy in the Medicine Show, and greatly admired for his sense of humor, flair for storytelling, and generous hospitality. The 7A Ranch started with five rock cottages and a rock recreation room in 1946, when Ray was eight years old and his parents, Raymond Louis and Madge Wood Czichos, purchased seven acres of land on the banks of the Blanco. They bought more land, added and rented out more cabins, and in 1956 built Pioneer Town, a charming replica of a Wild West street complete with a saloon and a Victorian-era Opera House. Pioneer Town has been a summer tradition for many years with the 7A Ranch now in its seventh decade as a family vacation destination. Amanda Calaway, who is the general See 7A RANCH, page 24

Adjacent to Blue Hole and within walking distance to the Wimberley Village Square. Texas Hill Country elegance is yours at this secluded paradise, lush in natural settings, exquisite décor and gracious hospitality. We are your perfect setting for a romantic getaway, intimate wedding, retreat or meeting. Special treats: • Outdoor hot tub • 600 feet of private access to Cypress Creek • Delicious breakfast buffet • Friday evening guest reception • Schedule an in-room massage • Romance packages for that special occasion

Upscale in-room amenities: • 14 Luxurious private guest rooms • Whirlpool baths, Jacuzzis • Private decks or balconies • Wireless internet available • Flat Screen TV's, DVD and MP3 players

Come stay with us and let your stress melt away. Two views of the beautiful, new pool at 7A Ranch. Photo courtesy 7A Ranch.

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Located on a working goat ranch 8 miles west of Wimberley, this is the place for quiet and solitude. The spacious cabin and relaxing porch invite you to sit awhile and watch the animals, sunsets and stars. Adventurous? Wander the 150 acres and enjoy hill top views.

CLOCKWISE ABOVE The old fashioned ice cream parlor, arcade and the Victorial-era opera house at 7A Ranch’s Pioneer Town, a charming replica of a Wild West street. Photos courtesy 7A Ranch.

• One bedroom w/Queen Bed • Living room w/Queen bed sofa • Jacuzzi tub & large shower • Full kitchen • Continental breakfast

• Central Air & Heat • Large porch • Rocking chairs • Bar B Que grill • Privately fenced yard

Pets & Children Welcome • $120/night • Weekly & Monthly Rates Available Exterior of the nostalgic ice cream shop at Pioneer Town. Photo courtesy 7A Ranch.

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www.banditshideaway.com • 512-847-9088 A new cabin at 7A Ranch. Photo courtesy 7A Ranch.

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manager at 7A Ranch, says “Our mission is to provide guests with a genuine Texas Hill Country experience that makes them feel at home. We are preserving the legacy of Mr. Czichos, the man who built 7A, and his original goal which was to provide modern fully equipped cottages on the Blanco River.” The flood that devastated Wimberley in 2015 over Memorial Day weekend uprooted many of the towering cypress trees on the river bank along with washing out a number of the cabins at 7A Ranch. Thankfully, no one was injured, but there was severe damage to the property, and less than a year later, the resort was sold to a new owner. “We lost 15 cabins in the flood and closed for a while to rebuild,” says Amanda. “Some of our new cabins were built up from the slabs of the original cabins.” Today, there are 12 brand new river-front cabins that were built in 2016, three lodges with 10 rooms each, and two four-plexes available for groups large and small. Summer vacationers are returning

to 7A Ranch to revel in old-fashioned fun – swimming in the pool or the river, fishing, hiking, playing games at the See 7A RANCH, page 25

Kayak rentals are available. Photo courtesy 7A Ranch.

www.7AResort.com 512-847-2517 333 Wayside Drive, Wimberley, TX 78676

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7A RANCH, from page 24 vintage arcade, or taking a break from the Texas sun for a scoop of Bluebell at the Ice Cream Parlor in Pioneer Town. Amanda says, “ We have some guests who have continued to come back here multiple times a year for more than 60 years.” There’s genuine appreciation for the new facilities, but at the same time, there is a lot of nostalgia for the intangible pleasures that still exist here at 7A Ranch. In a world that seems to be changing faster all the time, it is refreshing to have some things remain the same, especially

when they bring so much joy. This fall, 7A Ranch will host a couple of fundraising events, one of which will be the Wimberley Players annual fundraiser. Amanda says, “It’s Halloween-themed and promises to be a fantastic, entertaining evening.” FYI • 7A Ranch and Pioneer Town are located at 333 Wayside Drive in Wimberley. Call 512-847-2517, or visit their web site at www.7aresort.com for information about how to book cabins or lodges, reserve the Pioneer Chapel or Opera House for weddings or other special events, see photographs and keep up with all of the latest activities at 7A Ranch.

Wimberley Inn

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imberley Market Days, the primary fund-raiser for the Wimberley Lions Club, is known as “19 acres of cool stuff that you can’t do without.” This long-running, open-air market has more than 470 vendors, eight concessions stands and three stages featuring live music. Each month at Wimberley Market Days will feature a different theme and guests can celebrate with fun decorations

Strolling the path at Wimberley Market Days. Photo courtesy Market Days.

and a variety of deals. Wimberley Market Days happens the first Saturday of each month March through December, rain or shine. Shopping hours begin at 7 am and end at 4 pm, Shoppers can enjoy live music performed on each stage from 11 am to 2 pm. The open-air market at Lions Field is located on Farm Market 2325, about a mile from the Wimberley Square. There is ample parking in the three Lions Club lots, plus other nearby privately managed parking lots. FYI • Visit the web site at www. shopmarketdays.com for more information and Market Days updates.

Cottage on the Square

Charming one-room cottage sleeps 2-3. Situated on Cypress Creek and the Wimberley Square. Amenities include a kitchen, deck, high speed internet, outdoor furniture and more!

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ld Baldy has been a breathtaking and iconic Wimberley landmark for generations. Mount Baldy, also referred to as Prayer Mountain, has been the site of many marriage proposals, boy scout camping trips, family traditions, and is also popular among those seeking to achieve fitness. Most just climb it for the magnificent view of Wimberley it provides. FYI • To visit Old Baldy, head north on FM 2325 from the square. Go 1.7 miles and turn right on Woodcreek Dr, then take the first right onto El Camino Real. Go 0.2 mi to the dead end and turn right on La Toya Trail. After about a half mile, you will see the parking area and the Old Baldy steps.

Atop Mount Baldy. Photo by Colleen Brooks.

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xperience high flying fun on an action packed ride at Wimberley Zipline, as you soar over canyons and creeks with 15-mile views of the Wimberley Valley on a series of 10 zip line crossings. Tours last 1-1/2 to 2 hours. Admission is $90 per person, and includes parking, equipment, training, a guided walking tour, bottled water and the zipline adventure. FYI • Wimberley Zipline is located south of Wimberley on the Four Winns’ Ranch at 300 Winn Valley Drive. Advance reservations are required for all tours; guests must be 9 years of age or older and a legal guardian must sign a release for participants under 18 years of age. For more information, visit the web site at wimberleyzipline.com or call 512-847-9990.

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ALOE, from page 28 related to the central nervous system.” For many people, a spoonful of castor oil stirs up memories of an old-fashioned American pioneer remedy, and an all-purpose natural plant oil that’s been around for thousands of years and used for everything from lamp oil and facial oil to a curative for heartburn. However, for Aloe spa purposes, Marie says, “castor oil detox starts with

dry-brushing to remove dead skin and improve circulation.” The warm castor oil is applied to the abdomen to stimulate the lymphatic system, which helps to clear the muscles of toxic build-up. FYI • Aloe Spa is located at 111 River Road, Suite 200-C. For additional information about facials, massages, skin care products, and more, visit the web site at www. aloeskinandbody.com or call 512-722-3625.

Aloe Skin and Body at 111 River Road offers skin care, massage and acupuncture with a holistic approach. Photo courtesy Aloe Skin + Body.

Aloe Skin and Body, a calm oasis offering individualized skin care and massage. Photos courtesy Aloe Skin + Body.

garage apartment. “At one point I had to set up my facial room in our bedroom,” she says, “and see my clients there while we were moving into our new home.” As Tracy’s skin care business grew, she added a massage therapist and opened the first Aloe spa in a busy west Austin neighborhood, creating a peaceful retreat for her growing number of customers. That calm oasis offering individualized skin care and massage was recreated last year with a second spa in Wimberley. “I was at Blue Hole with my kids and my sister, and I saw the space and it just pulled me in,” she says, “I love the vibe in Wimberley.” With exfoliations, extractions, masks and microneedling among the many skin care treatments on the menu, it can be daunting for first-time clients to decide where to begin. “I like to tell people to start with the aloe pure facial, our signature face lifting massage, and then move on to the aloe pure plus hydrafacial that includes extra masks and massage,” Tracy says, “customers never have to worry about artificial fragrances or chemicals in any of our products.” Two of the spa’s favorite lines, Eminence and Arcona, are both dedicated to keeping things environmentally clean and green, while providing amazing changes to the skin. The customized massages at Aloe Spa are a blend of swedish, deep tissue, and Thai massage. Marie, who is the manager and one of the therapists, describes a couple of the massages that are perhaps a little less familiar – craniosacral and the castor oil detox massage. “Craniosacral therapy is a full body treatment that concentrates on the head and spine to release tension in the back, neck and head,” Marie says, “clients find it very relaxing and they also report improvement for a wide range of issues

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Calendar of Events for the ride? Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays 2:30 pm. 450 Old Kyle Road. 512-847-0575, www.wimberleyplayers.org. NOVEMBER 11-12 Wimberley Community Civic Club 30th Annual Wimberley Civic Club Hill Country Home Tour. Pre-tour Candlelight Cocktail Party will be November 9. The home tour is Friday and Saturday 10 am to 5 pm. Several area homes will be featured,

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offering visitors beauty, whimsy, style, decorating tips and design trends. Proceeds help support Wimberley nonprofit organizations and graduating high school seniors. Tickets $20 each. www. wimberleyccc.org NOVEMBER 17-18 Wimberley Valley Chamber of Commerce Wimberley Winter Wonderland. Stroll through the Community Center and

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the amazing array of artfully created Thanksgiving centerpieces, and Christmas trees and wreaths. Pick out your favorite and place your bid. Live music, refreshments and Santa, too. 512847-2201, www.wimberley.org NOVEMBER 18 2nd Holiday Bazaar. Come early and shop for Christmas ornaments, decorations, wreaths, and centerpieces, decorated table-top trees, handcrafts, jewelry, and baked goods and more. Chapel in the Hills. 9 am to 3 pm. 14601 Ranch Road 12, 512-847-9762 www. wimberleychapelinthehills.com. NOVEMBER 25 - DECEMBER 17 EmilyAnn Theatre presents “A Christmas Carol.” Indoor studio show Saturdays at 10 am, Sundays at 2 pm. www.emilyann. org. 512-847-6969. NOVEMBER 25 - DECEMBER 28 EmilyAnn Theatre & Gardens 20th Annual Trail of Lights. Sundays through Thursdays 6 pm to 9 pm, Fridays and Saturdays 6 pm to 10 pm. Walking path with more than 100 lighted exhibits created by local businesses, churches, organizations and families. Yule Log, entertainment most nights. Admission is free; donations greatly appreciated. www.EmilyAnn.org, 512-847-6969. DECEMBER 1, 2, 3 Wimberley Community Chorus Christmas Concerts. Performances at 7 pm Friday and Saturday and 3 pm Sunday. Chapel in the Hills. www.wimberleycommunitychorus. org, 512-517-3111. DECEMBER 8 Cackleberry Mercantile hosts Wimberley Wine Share. Bring a bottle of your favorite wine and your glass and enjoy friendly conversation and samplings of wine. 6 pm to 7:30 pm at 13500 Ranch Road 12. 512-842-3192, cackleberrymercantile.com. DECEMBER 9 Winter’s Eve, A Christmas Festival. Hometown fun on the Square. Enjoy live music, great food, free “Christmas Cash,” and lots of holiday offerings including raffle tickets for incredible prizes. Santa Claus will be there 6 pm to 7:30 pm, along with a professional photographer. The fest runs 5 pm to 10 pm. www. wimberleymerchants.com, 512-847-1818. DECEMBER 16 Blue Hole Regional Park presents Blue Christmas. Free annual holiday event featuring horse carriage rides, an ugly sweater contest, a roaring fire, local music groups leading carols, hot chocolate, Santa and blue lights everywhere. 5 pm to 8 pm at 100 Blue Hole Lane. 512-660-9111, www.cityofwimberley.com DECEMBER 17 Starlight Symphony Orchestra Holiday Concert. Admission is free. 4 pm at Wimberley First Baptist Church, 15951 Winters Mill Parkway. www. StarlightSymphony.org. Wimberley Community Civic Club’s online reservation for Spring Event Begins. 9 am. Events will run from January through April. Proceeds help support Wimberley

area nonprofit organizations and graduating high school seniors. www. wimberleyccc.org. DECEMBER 30-31 Wimberley Glassworks Annual Slightly iRRegular Art Glass Clearance. Up to 75 percent off glass with tiny blemishes, prototypes, extra shades and more. Doors open at 10 AM Saturday. WGW.com, 512213-2110. JANUARY 25-28 Wimberley Art & Soul - Learn, Create, Experience. Series of workshops and classes combined with open houses at various businesses in Wimberley. www. Facebook.com/wimberleyartandsoul. FEBRUARY 2-25 EmilyAnn Theatre & Gardens present “Pride and Prejudice.” This crisp and elegant adaption will celebrate the legacy of Jane Austen in the bicentennial year of her death. Friday and Saturday 7:30 pm, Sunday 2 pm. www.EmilyAnn.org, 512-847-6969. FEBRUARY 19 Starlight Symphony Orchestra. 4 pm at Wimberley First Baptist Church. www. StarlightSymphony.org. FEBRUARY 9 Art on 12 hosts Wimberley Wine Share. Bring a bottle of your favorite wine and your glass and enjoy friendly conversation and samplings of wine. 6 pm to 7:30 pm. 13811 Ranch Road 12.512-847-9030, www. arton12.com. FEBRUARY 9 - MARCH 4 Wimberley Players present “Death by Design.” Experience what happens when you mix the urbane wit of Noel Coward with the intricate plot twists of Agatha Christie. Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 2:30 pm. 450 Old Kyle Road. 512-847-0575, wimberleyplayers.org. FEBRUARY 24 Wimberley Community Civic Club hosts Za Za Zoom: Colao. Enjoy a festive catered dinner and dance at the Wimberley Community Center, as Colao’s band performs Big Band and Cuban music and Miss Red’s Place provides dinner. 14068 Ranch Road 12. 281-620-5452, www. wimberleyccc.org. MARCH 3-25 The EmilyAnn Theatre and Gardens presents “The Princess & the Pea.” Saturdays at 10 am and Sundays at 2 pm. Part of the EmilyAnn’s Children’s Theatre series and fun for audience members 2 - 102. 1101 Farm Market 2325. 512-847-6969, www. emilyann.org. MARCH 9 Chulita’s hosts Wimberley Wine Share. Bring a bottle of your favorite wine and your glass and enjoy friendly conversation and samplings of wine. 6 pm to 7:30 pm. 13710 Ranch Road 12, 512-940-6514. MARCH 24 Wimberley Community Civic Club hosts Trivia Night. Your group of eight will compete for prizes and enjoy a festive Mexican dinner, live jazz, and snacks. BYOB. 6 pm to 9 pm at the Community Center, 14068 Ranch Road 12. 281-6205452, www.wimberleyccc.org.

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Wimberley CHURCHES

Tim Moore Wimberley Church of Christ

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im Moore is a native Texan who grew up in the oil fields of north Texas near Wichita Falls. After attending school in Lubbock, he and his wife, Brooke, spent 15 years in the western Colorado town of Paonia, where Tim was minister for the Paonia Church of Christ. Tim and Brooke moved to Wimberley in March of 2003. They have three grown children and four grandchildren. Wimberley Church of Christ meets at 15500 North Ranch Road 12. Sunday morning Bible Study is at 9:30 am, followed by Worship at 10:30 am. Sunday evening Bible Study is at 5 pm, Wednesday evening Bible Study is at 7 pm. For information, visit the web site at www.wimberleychurchofchrist.org.

Sunday Morning Bible Study 9:30 am Worship 10:30 am Tuesday Ladies Bible Study 10 am Wednesday Bible Study 7 pm

Pastor Rebecca Sogge Lutheran Church of the Resurrection

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astor Becky Sogge of Lutheran Church of the Resurrection has more than 25 years of experience as a pastor. She has served small congregations in Southwestern Minnesota as well as large congregations in the Minneapolis area. She grew up in Coon Rapids, Minnesota attending Augsburg College and Luther Seminary. She and her two daughters came together as a family through adoption. As a family they enjoy traveling, playing games and keeping up with each other through texts and Facebook. In Wimberley, Pastor Becky sings with the Wimberley Community Chorus, enjoys walking her dogs, golfing and exploring the area. Pastor Becky and Lutheran Church of the Resurrection gather for worship on Sunday mornings at 10:30 am and welcome all to join them for worship. For information, visit the web site at www.welcometonewlife.org.

Chapel in the Hills Interdenominational Church

Join us Sunday mornings for worship and fellowship 8:30am - Traditional Worship with the Choir 9:30am - Fellowship Time 9:45am - Sunday School Hour 11:00am - New Traditions Worship with the Praise Band Every 5th Sunday there is One Worship Service at 10:30am We have vibrant Childrens and Youth ministries as well.

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Worship Services 9 am & 11 am • Christian Education 10 am • Childcare Provided Rev. Jim Denham • 14601 Ranch Rd 12 North (next to HEB) • 512-847-9762

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Rev. Wes Cain Wimberley United Methodist Church

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St. Mary Catholic Church

everend Wes Cain is a product of God’s amazing grace and work within the United Methodist Church. Born and baptized in Burnet, he has deep roots both to the Texas Hill Country and what is now the Rio Texas Annual Conference. Wes attended college at Texas Lutheran University. There he graduated Summa Cum Laude in December of 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts in Theology with a Minor in Biblical Greek and, more importantly, met and married the love of his life, Jessica. Wes then attended Princeton Theological Seminary, graduating Summa Cum Laude with a Masters of Divinity. The emphasis of his learning was on ministry to young adults/young families and creative preaching. Wes has pastored a number of churches in a variety of capacities both here in Texas and in New Jersey. His experience includes ministering to college students, prison inmates and correction officers, youth, and the local church. Wes and Jess are blessed with three children. The family loves going on walks through town together and spending time playing in the water. For information, visit the web site at WimberleyUMC.org.

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

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joyous and energetic spiritual community on 43 acres of beautiful Hill Country, Unity of Wimberley welcomes all people. The 11 am Sunday service averages about 100, plus the children – babies to teenagers – in the youth programs. The church has a pool that offers memberships each summer, hiking trails and a labyrinth. But most of all, it has a spirit of inclusivity and camaraderie, supporting each other in spiritual growth. For more information, visit the web site at www.unityofwimberley.com

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https://smwimberley.org phone 512-847-9181 • fax 512-847-5573 email: office@smwimberley.org 14711 Ranch Road 12 • Wimberley, TX 78676

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Rev. Jim Denham Chapel in the Hills

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everend 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 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. Jim 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. For information, visit wimberleychapelinthehills.com.


Useful Info & Contacts LOCATION

“Wimberley” is an area made up of the incorporated Village of Wimberley, the incorporated City of Woodcreek, and unincorporated areas of central Hays County 15 miles northwest of San Marcos, 40 miles southwest of Austin, 60 miles northeast of San Antonio. The population was 2,626 at the 2010 census.

GEOGRAPHY

Wimberley is nestled in the Blanco River Valley where Cypress Creek flows into the Blanco River. Extensive deposits of limestone make up white rocks and white river bottom common in the area. It is about 1,000 feet above sea level on the Edwards Plateau.

Santa Rosa Hospital New Braunfels (830643-6100, mckenna.org)

PHARMACIES

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

ASSISTED LIVING/NURSING REHAB SERVICES

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The Wimberley Square in the 1930s. Photo courtesy Dorothy Wimberley Kerbow.

In the 1850s, Wimberley had a grist mill, tannery, store, shoe shop, and a school that was also used as a church and meeting hall. By the 1870s, it also had a blacksmith. By 1880, the Post Office was set up. By 1900, nine houses were built around the square. By the 1920s, the county finally started to improve roads in and out of the village (the road to San Marcos was paved in 1921). By 1939, electricity was available. The population tripled from 1880 to 1947, based on estimates by the Post Office, to a little more than 400 people.

EMS

• Deer Creek Nursing Center, 555 Ranch Road 3237 (512-847-5540) •Twin Mountain Manor, 200 Twin Mountain Rd. ( 512-847-5011) • Wimberley Place, 201 River Road (512847-3311) • Wimberley Life Care, 845 E. Summit Drive (512-847-5676) • Wimberley Home Health and Angels for Elders (www.angelsforelders.com, 512-847-7445)

MEDICAL

• 16933 Ranch Road 12. (512-847-9342, wimberleygroup.org)

• Wimberley Post Office, 111 Joe Wimberley Boulevard (512-847-2623)

• Wimberley Village Library. 400 FM 2325 (512-847-2188, www.wimberleylibrary.org)

• Pedernales Electric Co-op (512-2622161, 888-554-4732, www.pec.coop)

• Austin-Bergstrom Intl. (512-530-2242, www.ci.austin.tx.us): 42 miles • San Antonio Intl. (210-207-3514, www. sanantonio.gov): 62 miles

• Wimberley Hydro Gas (512-847-9825)

• Anvil (anvilcom.com)

• IESI Cen-Tex (512-282-3508).

FIRE

• Wimberley Fire & Rescue (512-847-5356 or 911). Central Station at 111 Green Acres Drive. www.wimberleyfire.com. • Wimberley EMS (512-847-2526 or 911, www.wimberleyems.com). • Several family physicians, chiropractors, dentists, and practitioners of alternative medicines have offices in Wimberley.

HOSPITALS

• The nearest hospitals are Seton Medical Center Hays in Kyle (512-324-5000, seton. net), Central Texas Medical Center in San Marcos (512-353-8979, ctmc.org), Seton Southwest Hospital in Austin (512-3249000. www.seton.net/locations, Christus

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AIRPORTS

INTERNET PROVIDERS

• Media Cottage (mediacottage.com) • Texas Wireless (www.txwinet.com)

WOMEN’S SERVICES

• Hays-Caldwell Women’s Center 800700-4292, hcwc.org, San Marcos, TX

U.S. POSTAL SERVICE UTILITIES

PROPANE

LANDLINE PHONE SVC

• Frontier Communications (800-4834400, www.verizon.com)

TRASH SERVICE

• Riata Disposal Co. (512-858-7060, 512858-010, www.riatadisposal.com) • IESI Cen-Tex (512-282-3508). • Hays County Transfer Station and Recycling Center, 1691 Carney Lane (512847-3504, www.co.hays.tx.us) • Texas Disposal (800-375-8375)

WATER

• Aqua Tex (877-987-2782, 512-847-1040) • Wimberley Water Supply, 110 La Pais Drive. (512-847-2323)

PARKS

• Blue Hole Regional Park, 100 Blue Hole Ln. (512-660-9111) • Cypress Creek Nature Preserve, (512847-0025) • Jacob’s Well Natural Area, 1699 Mount Sharp Road (512- 214-4593)

Local Churches Chapel In The Hills

First Baptist Church

14601 Ranch Rd 12 512-847-9762 wimberleychapelinthehills.com

15951 Winters Mill Pkwy. 512-847-9035 fbcwimberley.com

Hill Country Cowboy Church

Freedom Valley Fellowship

120 Green Acres Drive 512-847-9526 hillcountrycowboychurch.com

10691 Ranch Road 12 512-680-9765 freedomvalleyfellowship.org

Cowboys for Jesus

Jehovah’s Witness

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

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

443 Jacobs Well Road 512-847-8129 jw.org

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

St Mary Catholic Church

Wimberley Christian 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 Road 12 512-847-9357 wimberleychurchofchrist.org

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 County Road 1492 & Ranch Road 12 512-847-3109 wimberleyumc.org

For more information, call the Chamber at 512-847-2201

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inda Germain has been a Realtor here in the Texas Hill Country with Keller Williams Realty for the past 13 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 more than 13 years ago and both are active, involved members of the Wimberley community. Linda serves on the Board of Directors for the Wimberley Valley Chamber of Commerce and previously served as the Board’s Chairperson for two years. She is the past President and current Membership Chair for the Wimberley Community Chorus, Secretary for the Wimberley Valley Arts & Cultural Alliance (WVACA), facilitator for the Wimberley Caregiver’s Support Group as a long-time volunteer for Alzheimer’s Texas and has been a partner in establishing the Circle of Friends through the Wimberley Senior Center, a weekly Respite Program, that just celebrated its second anniversary of operation in January of this year. “It is a joy to live here in Wimberley and an honor to serve and ‘give back’ to the Wimberley community.”

arbara is a Broker at Hills of Texas Sky Realty, a locally-owned real estate company. She moved to Wimberley in 1997 when she became a full-time Realtor®. A few years later she earned her Broker’s license. Her career transitioned from new agent to top producer to Broker/Owner at Hills of Texas Realty. In August 2015, her company merged with Sky Realty to form Hills of Texas Sky Realty. “The merge has freed up my time to take on new clients and to continue providing a high level of service,” she says. A local market expert and a Texas Monthly Magazine “Five Star Real Estate Agent” for the last 7 years, it is obvious Barbara loves her career and is eager to help people buy or sell property. “I feel blessed to live and work in the Texas Hill Country and to have the opportunity to serve and support my community”, she says. Originally from Houston and a graduate of the University of Texas, she lives in Wimberley with her husband, Gaylan. In her spare time, she enjoys boating, live music venues and having fun with family and friends.

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he Owner/Broker of RE/MAX REAL PROPERTIES, AJ offers extensive knowledge in Marketing, Finance, Contract Negotiations and Real Estate Law. He offers professional representation for both Buyers and Sellers in Real Estate transactions including Fine Homes, Recreational Ranches, Waterfront, Commercial and Investment Properties. He is consistently ranked as a “Peak Producer” by the Austin Board of REALTORS® (HW area) and RE/MAX of TEXAS. RE/MAX offers the most comprehensive collection of online information in Real Estate, so call AJ today to put his experience, the best technology and the very best brand name in the industry to accomplish your Real Estate goals. “I will make a constant effort to provide you with excellent service and I value the confidence you’ve placed in me and look forward to hearing from you soon. Thanks again for your support and the opportunity to be the trusted real estate resource for you and your family, friends and associates,” AJ says. AJ and his wife, Devrie, are proud parents of Heather and Holly. Call AJ today at 512-847-SOLD (7653) or drop by our new office location at 201 Stillwater, Suite #1 in the South River Business Park.


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s your real estate concierge, Jamie Delmar Clark makes it her mission to do all the work for you. After graduating from Texas State University, Jamie followed her passion for exploration and beauty to the Caribbean, where she taught scuba diving for several years before becoming a professional concierge with a large hotel in the islands. This is where she discovered her passion to advise, assist and educate her clients. She returned to her home state of Texas and moved to Wimberley in 1997, where she raised two children. Jamie became interested in real estate after purchasing several properties in the area. With advice from her father, she soon became a professional real estate agent selling the Hill Country. Jamie is head chairman of My Neighbors Keeper (MYNK), a local non-profit providing immediate, short-term financial assistance to residents of the Wimberley Valley affected by natural disasters. She is an active volunteer in the community. Jamie and her husband, Jim Niggemyer, are the owners of JNJ Stow Away. Jamie loves to introduce newcomers to the charm of Wimberley and the Hill Country, and with more than 15 years of experience in the real estate industry, she is knowledgeable of the market, and a professional who handles situations with ease and a sense of humor.

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teve and Betty Giannone have lived in Wimberley and worked in Real Estate in the Texas Hill Country for more than 28 years. Steve’s background is in the mortgage industry, which equips him with outstanding value analysis and negotiating skills. Betty’s experience is in real estate marketing where she honed her skills at reaching out to buyers for national development companies. With their combined talents, specializing in marketing and transaction management they offer both buyers and sellers a distinct advantage in the real estate marketplace. Steve attended St. Thomas in Houston, and he enjoys revisions watching professional sportsTwo andminor chasing a smallrequested... white ball in Texas wide open spaces. Betty grew up in Chicago but moved to Austin for the music in the late ’70s. She also enjoys chasing thea white ball, just across - Add red background from several strokes behind. Together they have raised three fine young men the bottom of the ad,inbelow Wimberley. the Keller Williams Realty Trust, integrity, stability and longevity are the hallmarks of Don Johnson portion, theAnn wording REALTORS, the area’s oldest real estate brokerage. Founded by where Don and Johnson more than 50 years ago, the company currently has four offices and Buying 150 'Whether You Are or Realtors. State of the art technology and an unyielding commitment to customer Selling, I'm Here to Service service are the tools and ideals we think give our clients an advantage in the real All Your Real Estate Needs...' estate market place. Betty and Steve’s production is rated in the top 4% nationally!

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Wimberley SCHOOLS

AGES 2 MONTHS thru 5th GRADE

Providing individualized child care and education in a nurturing, home-like, Christ-centered environment

AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM

Wimberley Schools

The Wimberley High School Texans varsity football team takes the field. Photo courtesy Brenda Rau Photography.

PUBLIC SCHOOLS Wimberley ISD 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.

(512) 847-7459

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SCUDDER ELEMENTARY Pre-K - 1st grade 400 Green Acres Rd., 512-847-3407 JACOBS WELL ELEMENTARY Grades 2-5. 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 is known for its prowess in UIL competitions. The theater department has a history of awards. The band is successful in marching and concert meets. Opportunities for involvement in clubs and organizations abound, and a strong sports program includes football, tennis, basketball, track, softball, volleyball, more.

• Smaller Classes • • Well-Rounded & Challenging • • Character Building •

Transfers Welcome! PreK3 through 6th Grade

St. Stephen’s School has been helping students shine for over 25 years!

Visit us and see for yourself. Call Today! 512-847-9857 St. Stephen’s Episcopal School • 6000 FM 3237 • Wimberley, TX www.ststeveschool.org 36 • Welcome to Wimberley • Fall/Winter 2017-18

Katherine Anne Porter School Grades 9-12 515 FM 2325, 512-847-6867, kapschool.org. Free, public charter high school. KAPS mission: “We educate and empower our students with knowledge, skills, and practices to be successful and compassionate in school and life.” Accelerated curriculum, advanced placement (AP) courses available. Wide variety of electives.

PRIVATE SCHOOLS Wimberley Montessori School

Ages 3-13 45 La Buena Vista Drive, 512-847-6055 Providing a Montessori-based education for students

St. Stephen’s Episcopal School

Ages 3 through sixth grade. 6000 FM 3237, 512-847-9857, ststeveschool.org For 25 years, St. Stephen’s has been helping students develop a lifelong love for learning.  

Zweites Haus School Of Wimberley

Ages kindergarten through fifth grade 1500 Fischer Store Road, 512-847-7459, learningandlove.com. Christian-based child care and education for children ages two months to pre-kindergarten. Also offers funfilled after-school program including pickup from local elementary schools and homework help, daily, for children.


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chases from a century ago. “Blending the old and new is what I most appreciate,” Julie says. Vintage Soul is ideally situated in a vine-covered historic building that is more than 100 years old and was once a pharmacy on Mercer Street before it was moved to this location in the 1950s. “I could not have asked for a better building,” Julie says, “There’s no running water, no bathroom, and no storage, but it’s perfect.” What the location lacks in modern amenities, it more than makes up for with historical authenticity and ambience. The store is somewhat short on space, but don’t be deceived by this. Vintage Soul is floor to ceiling chock-full of treasures large and small, yet surprisingly easy to navigate and not at all cluttered. One promenade around the aisles isn’t enough – you’ll want to go round and round again because there will undoubtedly be some little treasure you See VINTAGE SOUL, page 38

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ulie Crawford’s first love is interior design and her signature decorating style imbues Vintage Soul with magical beauty and whimsy. “Home decorating is my passion, beginning in my own home and moving beyond that to decorating for friends and then for friends of friends,” says Julie, as a way of explaining how her interests and enthusiasms developed naturally over time until the only logical next step was to open her own shop, which she did three years ago this summer. There is no doubt that everything in Vintage Soul – the hand lettered signs, the antique French shutters, mahogany dresser, and mirrors that anchor the eclectic newer collections, the carefully selected reproduction and new mirrors, chandeliers and artwork, vintage crochet doily dream catchers, religious statues, cute blouses, handbags, scarves, and jewelry – is there because Julie likes it, and because it is in some way a reflection of her personal style. With her husband and four sons, Julie is outnumbered by the men five to one at home, and from that perspective, she says, “This shop is my girl. This is the where I get to fluff up and play. I love decorating and redecorating the shop.” Julie describes her shop as “a vintage-inspired boutique” – even though all of the items are not by definition vintage according to their age, they look and feel true to that earlier time period. And because Julie is “always looking for the story,” seeking out anything from bangles to bunting and burlap that hearkens back to an earlier era, she chooses pieces that are very much at home with the actual antiques. Antique jars and new wooden cheese boards. Modern jewelry mixing it up with old photographs and a ledger listing pur-

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didn’t see or a charming design vignette you’ll want to examine more closely. Check out the old birdbath by the entrance door planted with an assortment of succulents. And don’t miss the cotton boll wreath hanging high on the wall or the funky old framed picture of George Washington, unsmiling as always, but quite comfortable there on the shelf with twenty-first century eyeglass cases and bowls of bracelets. Julie’s hand painted signs have been favorite shop items since the beginning and, acquiescing to her customers’ requests, she now puts her artist’s signature on them. She painted the ear-

lier signs on reclaimed pallets, but now more often uses old barn wood, ceiling tins, and even door panels. The washed fabric trucker style caps that send a message – Yes Ma’am, No Sir, Sweet Dripping Springs, Hey Y’all – are also Julie’s designs and exclusive to Vintage Soul. A portion of proceeds from sales of the Heart of Texas cap goes to help support the Heart of Texas Pregnancy Resource Center. FYI • Vintage Soul is tucked away, just slightly off the beaten track, in an old vine-covered building on 300 Mercer Street in Dripping Springs. Business hours are Tuesday to Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm. Call 512-5675934 or visit the web site at vintagesoultx.com for more information.

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