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January is Disney month at AAA Book a Disney vacation with AAA and receive exclusive benefits AAA Shelby County has hosted this event for a few years now, and has been If a Disney vacation is booking trips with Disney on your to-do list this year, for several more years. It the time to book it is this has won the AAA Club of month, and you can get all the Year from Disney three sorts of benefits by booking times — in 2007, 2009 and through AAA. 2011. The awards (pictured January is Disney on iN75 front cover) are month at AAA, and AAA based on the combined offices all across the Miami highest percentage of Valley, including Sidney, growth in sales for all DisPiqua and Troy, are celeney vacations during a calbrating with a special free endar year compared to event Jan. 13. the prior year. Disney Days At all the Miami Valley At the Sidney AAA club, AAA locations, including the doors will be open from Piqua and Troy, similar 2 to 4 p.m. for families to events will be going on come in and get excited from 2 to 4 p.m. At 2:30 about all things Disney. p.m., a presentation will be given with information about the new Cars Land at Disneyland in California and Fantasyland and Art of Animation at Disney World. Door prizes, booking incentives and children’s activities also are a part of the Disney Day celebration at the Miami Valley AAA locations. One employee at the Troy office, who recently gifted her daughter, son-inlaw and grandchildren a Disney vacation, will talk about traveling with multiple generations. Special benefits in January Advisers at all AAA locations are able to discuss and book vacations with any Disney product — Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line and Adventures by Disney. During January only, AAA members will receive special bonuses on any of PROVIDED PHOTO those four vacations on top Meet Pirate Mickey Mouse when you set sail on Dis- of the regular AAA memney Fantasy. AAA can book vacations with Disney ber benefits. When you book a trip to Cruise Line as well as Disney resorts. BY LINDY WAGNER iN75 Editor

While parents talk to travel advisers about their options, children can have fun with games, a coloring contest, Disney videos and Mickey and Minnie Mouse cookies. Buzz Lightyear backpacks with Mickey plush toys and princess backpacks with Minnie plush toys will be handed out as door prizes. Also, anyone who books a Disney vacation that day will receive a free photo album that has space for Disney characters to sign during the trip. “A lot of people come in just for the excitement,” said Deborah Barga, CEO of AAA Shelby County.

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Even the window signs at AAA Shelby County think it’s time for a trip to Disney. Stop in the AAA office in Sidney, Piqua or Troy Jan. 13 from 2 to 4 p.m. to learn more about booking your vacation. Walt Disney World, AAA members will receive a special Disney gift card on select AAA Vacations packages. Those heading to Disneyland will receive a $25 Disney gift card. Families setting sail aboard Disney Cruise Line will get a $50 on-board credit on certain cruises, and those traveling with Adventures by Disney will receive $100 off the land package price of a vacation. “We are very fortunate with the relationship AAA has with Disney,” said Micki Dudas, regional travel sales manager for the Miami Valley AAA offices. “We, in the Miami Valley area, do sell a lot of Disney, but I hate to say ‘sell’ because we really are dream makers. We help

make the dreams our clients and families are looking for.” Get first-hand advice Sure, anyone can plan a trip online these days, but booking with AAA has a wealth of real benefits. “I love the Internet, but it’s still a huge brochure,” Dudas said. “It means a lot to talk to people who have been to the destinations. It’s overwhelming trying to do it all online.” “Overcoming the Internet is a huge challenge,” Barga said. “People think because it’s on the Internet, it’s the best deal and it’s not.” AAA advisers not only go through Disney’s College of Knowledge to “earn their ears” to help clients book vacations, but they also have been on many of

the trips and can help clients decide what is the best option for their family. “All of our AAA advisers take to heart that people come to us and have saved for two or three years to go to Disney. Your agent can help you line up all your activities,” Dudas said. “Disney is one of those things; it gets complicated.” New Fantasyland in Disney World Barga just attended the opening of Fantasyland at the Magic Kingdom in Disney World in December. The park updated and expanded the area that includes the Dumbo ride and spinning teacups. “They’re doing a lot of really fun things,” Barga said. • See Disney on page 4


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Disney • CONTINUED FROM PAGE 2 The new Be Our Guest Restaurant also is part of Fantasyland, which may be on any little princess’ wish list. “I think it is one of the things that was missing. Girls’ fantasies are complete having that experience,” Dudas said. Cruisin’ with Mickey Barga also can give first-hand knowledge of Disney Cruise Line. She set sail with her teenagers, who just went nuts over it. “It was wonderful and such a great value. My kids still talk about how that was a great vacation

— the dinners, shows, private island, even the Pirate Party on deck — they loved it,” she said. Dudas said the cruise is a great option for grandparents who want to bond with their grandchildren at Disney without being overwhelmed by parks, which can mean several long days on your feet. The cruise also allows for more photo opportunities with Disney characters because passengers are competing with a much smaller crowd. Adventures by Disney Adventures by Disney submerses travelers in the culture of different

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Radiator Springs Racers is a twisting turning, highspeed adventure through Ornament Valley and the town of Radiator Springs at the new Cars Land at Disneyland in California. People in our area are becoming more interested in going to Disneyland because of Cars Land.

countries on tours all over the world. Dudas took one to Costa Rica where she went zip lining and rafting. “We’re so used to thinking Disney is a resort or a contained area,” she said. But Adventures by Disney are available in several countries, and the trips are structured for the whole family with special activities for children, yet it never feels juvenile for the adults, Dudas said. “The caliber of the tour leaders are … they’re the epitome of storytellers. It’s why people choose to go with Disney,” she said. Don’t rule out Disneyland Although Disney World has always been the most popular with travelers in our community, interest in Disneyland is picking up — mostly due to the new Cars Land celebrating the Disney/Pixar movie “Cars.” It’s also smaller and easier to navigate than Disney World. “With our good competitive airfare, we are finding more families taking our recommendation to go to Disneyland,” Dudas said. But booking with AAA means a lot more than just getting first-hand knowledge from people who have done it. It even means more than just having someone figure out all the details for you, saving you a tremendous amount of time and energy. AAA members have access to exclusive packages that not only save money, but also include special activities that only members can participate in. AAA exclusives “I personally love the

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Each portraying a character from the Disney animated classic “Beauty and the Beast,” Magic Kingdom guests join Belle and Lumiere in a fun-filled storytelling adventure at Enchanted Tales with Belle, part of New Fantasyland at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Disney storytelling experience,” Dudas said. “It’s in Epcot. When you need to take just a little break, you can go there and the Fairy Godmother or one of the princesses reads you a story. It’s exclusive for AAA members who book with certain packages.” Members also get preferred viewing for the parade, fireworks and dining with certain packages. “The parade and fireworks are the icing on the cake of the Disney World experience,” Dudas said. Discounts on Disney extras, such as behindthe-scenes tours, golf, water sports and parking, also are offered to AAA members. AAA’s automotive services also extend to travelers while on Disney vacations. “The benefits are why people come year after year to AAA to book at Disney,” Dudas said.

“We have such an incredible relationship with Disney, and we’re very thankful for that,” Barga said. “It’s the acknowledgement of the value of our members that keeps our relationship very strong,” Dudas added. You have to be an AAA member to receive all the benefits, but you do not have to be a member to book a trip to Disney through AAA. Anyone can book on any of the four excursions or just buy tickets to the parks at AAA. ‘Magical touch’ “Whatever Disney trip you’re booking, they put the magical touch on every product,” Dudas said. Customer service is key with Disney. Cast members, as Disney employees are called, never point with their fingers, but gesture with open

palms. And when you meet Mickey Mouse or any of the characters, they’ll come down to your eye level — even with the smallest kids. “In our geographical area, we’re lucky to have amusement parks like Cedar Point and Kings Island but it’s not the same experience,” Dudas said. Because AAA is known for its many benefits, especially its services on the road, people often don’t think about using it to plan their vacations. “We offer an extensive amount of benefits that people forget all the components AAA does. Our Disney month is our chance to say, ‘Hello, we’re here,’” she said. For more information, contact the Shelby County AAA at (937) 4923167, AAA Piqua at (937) 773-3753, ext. 2348, or AAA Troy at (937) 3390112, ext. 7602.


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A bucket list is all the things you hope to do before you “kick the bucket.” As we get rolling in a new year, iN75 asked readers what was on their lists. Turn the page for your answers.


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Audubon Center’s Winter Speaker Series presents “Conservation: On the Edge” with speaker Cincinnati Museum Center Preserve Director Chris Bedle Sunday afternoon. Bedle has been with the museum for 27 years, overseeing the museum’s land management and educational offerings. His latest project is an effort to catalog the Edge of Appalachia Preserve System’s biodiversity to better understand the eastern forest system the preserve is working to protect and manage. 1000 Aullwood Road ◆ Sunday 2:30 p.m. $5 for adults, $3 for children, members free ◆ (937) 890-7360 Aullwood discovery walks DAYTON — A morning discovery walk for adults will be held at Aullwood Audubon Center Thursday. A weekly

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A chainsaw-yielding killer known as Leatherface terrorizes a group of young teens. Starring: Alexandra Daddario, Tania Raymonde, Tremaine “Trey Songz” Neverson, Scott Eastwood, Keram Malicki-Sanchez Genre, rating: Horror, R

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‘Jack Reacher’ Six shots. Five dead. One heartland city thrown into a state of terror. But within hours the cops have it solved: a slam-dunk case. Except for one thing. The accused man says, “You got the wrong guy. Get Reacher for me.” And sure enough, ex-military investigator Jack Reacher is coming. He knows this shooter — a trained military sniper who never should have missed a shot. Reacher is certain something is not right, and soon the case explodes. Starring: Tom Cruise, Robert Duvall, Rosamund Pike, Richard Jenkins Genre, rating: Suspense/drama, PG-13

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‘Django Unchained’ A slave whose brutal history with his former owners lands him face-to-face with German-born bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz. Schultz is on the trail of the murderous Brittle brothers, and only Django can lead him to his bounty. Honing vital hunting skills, Django remains focused on one goal: finding and rescuing Broomhilda, the wife he lost to the slave trade long ago. Django and Schultz’s search ultimately leads them to Calvin Candie, the proprietor of “Candyland,” an infamous plantation. Exploring the compound under false pretenses, Django and Schultz arouse the suspicion of Stephen, Candie’s trusted house slave. Starring: Jamie Foxx, Leonardo DiCaprio, Samuel L. Jackson, Christoph Waltz Genre, rating: Western/drama, unrated

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Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Misérables tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption-a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit. Ex-prisoner Jean Valjean is hunted for decades by the ruthless policeman Javert after he breaks parole. When Valjean agrees to care for factory worker Fantine’s young daughter, Cosette, their lives change forever. Starring: Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried Genre, rating: Musical/drama, PG-13

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Home and Away with Dana Wolfe No more holiday food; blizzard calls for hot soup As I am writing this, we are under a blizzard warning. I have to say it is beautiful to look at out my office window, but so hazardous to drive in. I am hungry for something but not sure what. Do you ever get like that after large holidays? I am tired of turkey and ham. It seems like we have had each in every way possible. It’s time to move on. I hear a lot of people have Italian food during the holidays to break up the food train that just keeps chuggin’ along. That will be my plan for next year! I have dumped all the excess cookies and treats that I feel I can’t freeze.

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Now, I am ready for a new start. I am ready to get back on a more healthier way of eating. During the holidays, Mark and I have let our guard down a little and have eaten things we normally would never touch. It gets back at you! I hate this sluggish feeling. Really, was that fudge worth it? No! But it sure tasted good at the time. I had so many desserts at carry-ins that were made from cake mixes, and they were simply delicious. It seems like every year there are more and more ways to make divine desserts out of a box. Do any of you remember 123 Jell-O? It was a fun dessert out of a box, too. When I was growing up, we didn’t make anything out of a box. It was all homemade. I think you appreciated it more because it took so long to make. For instance, birthday cakes were always made from scratch, and my grandmother always decorated them with fresh flowers. We never had a cake from a bakery or a grocery store. But you see now, I can remember every cake that was made for me and the decorations it had. I still try to do that now with my family. I try to slow down and make them something special from scratch. Well, the snow is still falling, and for me that means a big pot of vegetable soup and some classical music. I don’t think this is going to be the only snow this year, so dig out those soup recipes; you’re going to need them! Happy cooking! Email

me at dwolfe@tdnpublishing.com. Here are some recipes from cake mixes: Cherry-Chocolate Cake 1 chocolate cake mix 1 cup water 1 egg 1 can (21 ounces) cherry pie filling Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, mix together cake mix and egg until smooth. Fold in cherry pie filling. Pour into a 9-inch by 13-inch pan. Bake 30-35 minutes or until cake springs back when touched. Applesauce Cake 1 spice cake mix 2 cups applesauce 1/4 cup oil 2 eggs 1 can (16 ounces) frosting Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix together cake mix, applesauce, oil and eggs in a large bowl. Pour mixtures into a 9-inch by 13-inch pan. Bake 35-40 minutes. Allow cake to cool 10-20 minutes. Top with frosting of choice. I would use cream cheese frosting. Easy M&M Cookies 1 white cake mix 2 eggs 1/3 cup vegetable oil 1 1/4 cup plain M&Ms Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix together cake mix, eggs and oil in a large bowl until mix is dissolved. Mix M&Ms into dough. Drop balls of dough onto greased baking sheet. Bake 9-12 minutes until golden brown. Remove from pan and cool. Banana Bundt Cake 2 bananas, mashed 1 white cake mix

1 small box vanilla instant pudding 3 eggs 1 cup sour cream 1/3 cup water 2 tablespoons oil 1/4 teaspoon baking powder 1 can (16 ounces) white frosting Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine bananas, cake mix, pudding, eggs, sour cream, water, oil and baking powder. Mix just until moistened. Pour batter into greased and floured bundt pan. Bake 45-50 minutes. Invert cake onto a platter and let cool. Place frosting in microwave 10-15 seconds to soften. Drizzle over cake. Gooey Bars 1 yellow cake mix 3/4 cup nuts (optional) 1 stick butter 1 box powdered sugar 8 ounces cream cheese 1 egg Mix together cake mix, nuts and butter. Press into a greased 9-inch by 13inch pan. Mix together powdered sugar, egg and cream cheese. Blend thoroughly and spread over bottom layer. Bake 35-45 minutes or until golden brown. Cool and cut into small squares. Here’s some winter soup recipes: Southwestern Turkey Soup 1 1/2 cups shredded cooked turkey 4 cups vegetable broth 1 28-ounce can whole peeled tomatoes 1 4-ounce can chopped green chili peppers 2 roma (plum) tomatoes, chopped 1 onion, chopped

2 cloves garlic, crushed 1 tablespoon lime juice 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper Salt and pepper to taste 1 avocado, peeled, pitted and diced 1/2 teaspoon dried cilantro 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese In a large pot over medium heat, combine turkey, broth, canned tomatoes, green chilies, fresh tomatoes, onion, garlic and lime juice. Season with cayenne, cumin, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat, and simmer 15 to 20 minutes. Stir in avocado and cilantro, and simmer 15 to 20 minutes, until slightly thickened. Spoon into serving bowls and top with shredded cheese. Bean Soup (Use up that leftover ham) 3 to 4 ham ends 1 cup celery, chopped fine 2 cups potatoes, chopped fine 1 cup carrots, chopped 1 tablespoon parsley 1 cup chopped onions 5 to 6 cans navy beans 1 tablespoon pepper 1 tablespoon garlic salt Cover ham ends with water. Cook until tender. When tender, take out ham and chop into chunks. Cook vegetables in broth until tender. Add beans and seasonings. Salt to taste. You can add more beans depending on the amount of ham. It is great served with corn bread. Chicken Chowder 1 cup cubed potatoes 1/2 cup chopped celery

3 cups milk 1 16-ounce creamed corn 1 cup cooked chicken 1 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper Cook potatoes and celery in milk about 10 minutes. Mash slightly. Stir in corn, chicken and seasoning. Simmer uncovered five minutes. Taco Soup 2 pounds hamburger 1 small onion, chopped 1 package taco seasoning 1 quart pizza sauce 1 quart water 1 can chili beans Topping: Cheddar cheese Corn chips Sour cream Brown hamburger with onions; drain fat. Mix with rest of ingredients and simmer. When serving, fill bowl with soup. Sprinkle with cheese. Top with a spoonful of sour cream and eat with corn chips. Winter Soup 4 medium diced potatoes 2 14-ounce cans chicken broth 1 11-ounce can corn 1/2 cup butter 1/3 cup flour 3 cups milk Salt and pepper to taste 1/2 teaspoon garlic 1 cup diced cooked chicken 1 tablespoon chicken base In a saucepan, cook potatoes and broth until tender. Add corn; cook two minutes. In another pan, melt butter and flour. Add milk. Bring to boil. Add potato and corn mixture. Heat and season to taste. You can add chopped bacon for more flavor.


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