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Connecting You To The Capital City

A Word from Our Mayor Good Teamwork, On and Off the Field, Equals Success Summer is winding down and calendars show the favorite season of many of us is here: Football Season! Whether you’re a fan of high school, collegiate or pro gridiron action, one thing is clear: good teams with high-caliber Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange parts experience success. Recently, we have welcomed some new members to our Capital of Dreams Team. Anita Archie is Executive Assistant to the Mayor. She comes to us from the Business Council of Alabama and will have oversight of the Planning and Risk Management Departments, while also working with City Council, the City Clerk and special projects. Mac McLeod is the City’s Director of Retail and Commercial Development. His tenure as president of the Colonial Group will be a huge asset as he cultivates retail opportunities across


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the City, manages our design studio and works as a liaison to the Chamber on multiple issues. Scott Miller has been promoted to Leisure Services Director. He’s a familiar face after spending many years in our Parks and Recreation Department. The new Director of Parks and Recreation is Rob Spivery. His background includes sports administration and coaching positions at ASU, Montevallo and other places. One of his goals is to develop recreation programs to benefit at-risk youth. Calvin Brown is the new City/County EMA Director. He comes to Montgomery from the University of Texas at Dallas after a long career in New Orleans. He was deputy director of their Office of Emergency Preparedness following Hurricane Katrina. Barry Crabb is the City’s new Finance Director. He is a certified public accountant who comes to us after 25 years at Weil Brothers Cotton, where he was the Chief Financial Officer. We are fortunate to have such talented people on our team.


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EditorS Virginia Saunders Amelia Strickland Creative Director Emily Cobern Operations Manager Allie Manzari Advertising Representatives Donna Ellis Virginia Saunders Front Cover PhotograpHY Nick Drollette Photography Contributing Photographers Dreamers Photography by Adrienne Quick Adrian Freeman Photography Nick Drollette Photography George Singleton Contributing Writers Dr. Wendy R. Coleman Holli Driver-Coley Geri Cronier Rebekah Edwards Corey & Donna Ellis Henry Hernandez Kasey Hope Dr. Zeb King, DVM Allie Manzari Dr. Kalai Mugilan Dr. Frank K. Rho JT & Leanne Geoff Stough


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Come visit Kim Tomberlin and her team at Fine Line Engravers & Gifts’ new location at 2972 Carter Hill Road in Westminster Shopping Center! It is the perfect place when you are looking for a unique gift shop with exceptional customer service, engraving in-house and gifts with that “WOW” factor! By asking what you are specifically looking for, your budget, and then finding out a little about the person you are buying the gift for, the staff can help you find a gift that is unique to the person to whom you are giving it. Engraving is done in-store, so in most cases, you can choose your gift and have it engraved in a short time. Kim Tomberlin started her engraving business in 1985. By 2001, she opened her first store in the LeCroy Shopping Village. The store thrived there for ten years, until moving to Perry Hill Road. In September 2013, the store moved to its current location on Carter Hill Road next to Panera Bread. When Kim is asked what fuels her passion for her business, she is quick to respond, “seeing the customer’s reaction to the finished gift.” One of her favorite things is etching on glass. A plain piece of glass and turn it into a treasure. She loves that she can put as much or as little detail on an item as wanted. Some of the lines they carry include: Cross Pens, Camille Beckman Lotions, custom-sized bracelets by Renaldo, Salisbury Pewter, and Amy Butler, as well as Patrick Pens by Bruce custom wooden pens. Visit Kim and her staff at her new location in Westminster Shopping Center. Let them help you find the perfect gift for your occasion! Fine Line Engravers are open from 10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. on Saturdays. Their phone number is 334-281-7577.

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In This Issue Taylor Crossing Animal Hospital

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2 What's New in the City? 4 A Word from our Mayor 8 Sights To See 12 Health & Fitness 16 Insurance 101 18 workforce 20 Life Lessons 26 Good Taste 32 Faith 34 Education Station 40 Kid’s Corner 42 Meow Woof & Chirp 48 Shopping Spree 54 Worth A Look 56 Datebook 62 Map It Out

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Advertisers AAA Auto Rentals 11 Alabama Shakespeare Festival 10 American Forest Management 59 Artistic Expressions 34 Auburn University Montgomery 36 Cafe Louisa 31 Carrabba's Italian 29 Child Evangelism Fellowship 20 Chris' Hot Dogs 27 Christ the Redeemer Church 57 Churchill Academy 37 City of Montgomery 311 39 Creature Comforts Pet Sitting 43 Cronier's Fine Jewelry 51 Deramus Hearing Aid Centers 33 Doug's 2 Salon 55 Eastside Grille 9 ElizabethGrace Fashions 49 Filet & Vine 28 Fine Line Engravers & Gifts 23 Fitzgerald Museum 15 Green Gate School 35 Holy Cross Episcopal School 36 Hue Studio 48 Lee & Lan Florist 21 Looney’s SuperSkate 40 Lush Makeup Art 54 Macon East Academy 39 McPhillips Shinbaum, LLP 18 Mela's Boutique 53 Montgomery Antique Gallery Back Cover Montgomery Humane Society 43 Montgomery Medical Supply 12 Nick Drollette Photography 13 Old Alabama Town 27 Pediatrics at Twilight 12 Primary EyeCare 7 Prissy Paws 43 RezFIT 14 River Region TV 23 Riverfront Park/Harriott II 4, 55 State Farm, Henry Hernandez 17 Steak ’n Shake 26 Taylor Crossing Animal Hospital 45 The Mark Apartments 15 The Shoppes of My Kids Attic 53 The Space Walker 41 Tomatino's 31 Tonya Speed’s Dance 15 Two Blessings Gift Boutique 52 Walker 360 47 Wilson Shaw IT 19

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A ghost in the night the Maiden Voyage of Montgomery's electric trolley


ince its founding, Montgomery has played an important role in many ways, which continues to this day. As the city grew and prospered, so did city services. Toward the end of the 19th century, several major public improvements were made, one of these being in public transportation.


he first trolley system was pulled by mules on tracks which began at the foot of lower Commerce Street and went up Dexter Avenue to the Capitol. Joseph Gaboury, a Canadian, was the owner of the Capital City Street Railway Company. The mules were hard to deal with as they pulled the trolleys from point to point. Gaboury soon employed an electrician from Chicago by the name of Charles Van de Poele to solve the mule problem.


an de Poele was known for being a brilliant electrician and presented an ingenious idea to Gaboury. Within a year of being hired, Van de Poele installed electric motors in each of the trolley cars and the cars drew their power from overhead electrical wires. At last, the new system was ready to test. On April 15, 1886, the first electric trolley in the western hemisphere was put into motion. The Montgomery Advertiser described the maiden journey by writing, “Last night, a street car was seen coming up Commerce minus mules…It moved as easily and smoothly as a ghost in the clear moonlight, and at any speed desired.”


erhaps the enthusiasm of the writer had him overstate the speed of the trolley as “any speed

desired” as the top speed was six miles per hour, which was still faster than the mule drawn trolleys. Nonetheless, the speed of the trolley made it worthy enough to be given the name “The Lightning Route.”


he electric street car changed the city of Montgomery. Soon after street cars became electric, trolley tracks began to expand throughout the main streets of downtown. Citizens who had lived in homes on streets which are now dominated by government buildings, hotels, and other businesses, moved out of “town” as the electric street car allowed for expansion. One of the first places to see expansion was Montgomery’s first suburbs, Graham’s Woods,

better known as Cloverdale, and the trolley soon followed. Not long after, the trolley ran to other suburbs such as Capitol Heights and Highland Park, which were all eventually annexed by the city of Montgomery. The trolley also ran to Oak Park and other entertainment areas.


he success of the electric trolley lasted exactly 50 years. The system stopped running on April 15, 1936, being replaced by buses. Today, there is little left of the trolley system. If you look closely at the intersections of Dexter, Commerce, Court, and Montgomery streets, original trolley tracks were excavated and left open during part of downtown revitalization. by Geoff Stough


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Health & Fitness

Selfish or Self-Care? “There’s only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self.” – Aldous Huxley Many times women come to me for counseling unable to articulate what exactly brought them to counseling. I begin with asking them to describe their world. I hear daunting schedules of marriage, work, children, taking care of aging parents, church activities, PTA meetings, children’s sports and extracurricular activities, caring for the pets, managing the household, being a nurse, a maid, the family accountant, teacher, etc. The problem quickly becomes clear: lack of self-care. WAIT! Where is YOUR moment? How often are you caring for yourself? The replies I get to these questions normally equate self-care with being a selfish mom or spouse. “It’s not selfish to love yourself, take care of yourself, and to make your HAPPINESS a priority. It’s necessary.” -Mandy Hale Every time I fly, the flight attendants remind me to put my oxygen mask on first before helping those around me. Most of us are caregivers in one way or another. If you are bankrupt physically, emotionally or spiritually, what is the quality of time and attention you are able to give? Each of us has to reenergize, rejuvenate, replenish and refresh! It can be as simple as walking a couple of times a week or a nightly devotional time. Make sure to schedule YOU into your schedule. Keep yourself happy, healthy and safe first, then when you give of yourself, you are giving the best! Self-care is the best care…it’s YOUR choice! Mrs. Holli Driver-Coley is owner & counselor at Life Happens Counseling & Wellness. She has worked in social services for 15 years and holds a Masters in Criminal Justice from Jacksonville State University and a Masters in Psychology & Counseling from Troy University. Mrs. Driver-Coley is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, a Certified Brain Injury Specialist, a National Certified Counselor and a Licensed Professional Counselor. www. 10

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Health & Fitness

It’s Halloween! Again... by Dr. Frank K. Rho

Right now I’m not a big Halloween guy. First, because I’m a dentist and I have to write this article about candy and how it causes tooth decay and how all people should not eat candy while I’m craving M&M’s. My dental hypocrisy runs deep. Second, it’s Halloween! A little candy is expected nowadays. But on Halloween there’s candy EVERYWHERE. Mountains of candy brimming over plastic pumpkins, overflowing countertops and kitchen tables. Kids with blue tongues doing backflips off walls with their little hands clutching airheads and gummy bears. Eating candy for breakfast. Eating candy for lunch and dinner. Not to mention the parent who keeps the mounds of candy for their child so they don’t have access to it, then picking out a few choice treats for themselves when their kids are asleep. You know who you are. It’s a dentist's nightmare. After all the little lectures we give to our patients year round about sugar and tooth decay, it’s the holiday that thumbs its nose at us. I take it personally. But I’m getting older now. The fight in me is waning. You want your candy? Have at it. No finger wagging or soap box lectures from me. After all, it’s Halloween! It only comes once a year, man. Trick or treat. Lots of treats. Let your kids have them. But there are a few tricks for the treats that you can use to lower the chance of getting new cavities. Let your children have their candy. But let them eat more candy within a small amount of time. When your kids eat high amounts of sugar, the acid balance in their mouths becomes highly acidic. It’s the perfect environment for the bacteria that causes cavities to flourish. It takes about an hour for the acidity level to balance out again. So if it has to be, let your little Halloween vampire go crazy with his hard-earned bounty for a small window of time rather than giving him a small amount of candy steadily through the entire day. When the time is up, give him a tasty toothbrush and floss. The acidity level stays lower and there is a much shorter window for the bacteria that cause cavities to flourish. Saliva is the bathwater of your mouth. It helps to neutralize acid and washes away food debris that would otherwise cling to your teeth and cause a ruckus. Keeping your child’s saliva flowing during and after they indulge in their candy will help tremendously. Some ways to do this are to have your children eat their candy during mealtimes and to give them some sugarless gum afterwards, preferably sweetened with Xylitol. Xylitol is a sugar substitute that has been proven to prevent cavities. Halloween is a great holiday. Enjoy it and with these little tips, you can let your kids have their chewy fun. I hope you have a fantastic fall and a happy Halloween!


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Dr. Frank K. Rho received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from Loma Linda University in 1997. He has worked with numerous dentists and specialists and has lectured in communities on the subject of dental care throughout the United States. He is an active member of a number of organizations composed of dentists who keep abreast of the latest trends and techniques in dentistry. Dr. Rho practices general dentistry in Prattville, Alabama.

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Health & Fitness

Do You Need Help? Need To Get Started Or Stuck At A Plateau?

by Corey & Donna Ellis Sometimes we all need a little help. Getting assistance through a fitness instructor or personal trainer can make a huge difference in reaching your goals and staying motivated. You may not always like to hear what we have to say, but it is always in your best interest. Fitness instructors and personal trainers are there to help you, and to keep you motivated. Take advantage of it. Do you need to change it up? Are you stuck doing the same old routine? Has it become unchallenging, unmotivating and boring to work out? If yes, do something different! If you are doing the exact same exercises, the same weight, and the same intensity, then change it up. Again, it may require professional help, but it's worth the investment. You can be wasting your time by being stuck in a rut. Make the time you have effective in the gym. Keep changing up your routine, and you will never get bored and always be challenged. Staying motivated is not easy. If it was, we would always finish every challenge that we start. Taking a step forward, and occasionally taking a step back is normal. Just don’t let the step back be a downward trend. Learn from your success and your failures, and move forward. Don’t let small set backs unmotivate you. You are over halfway to the end of the year. If you are not on track to meet your goal, it is not too late to make the necessary adjustments. Think positive, stay on track, and surround yourself with people who want you succeed, and you will always stay motivated and reach your ultimate goals. For those individuals that may be seeking an avenue to fulfill his or her fitness goals, come and join us at Rez Fit! See Health and Fitness section to view our ad.


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Insurance 101

Do You Really Need Life Insurance? by Henry Hernandez, State Farm™ Insurance Agent

Life insurance isn’t just for married couples with children. The need for life insurance is much broader. “Anybody who would experience a financial loss or an emotional loss after a death will need some type of life insurance,” says Marvin Feldman, president and CEO of the Life and Health Insurance Foundation for Education.

Who is Life Insurance For?

Who Can My Life Insurance Cover?

Having dependents of any kind necessitates life insurance. Here are examples:

Beyond paying for final expenses, loved ones can put these death benefits toward:

• Unmarried couples. Unmarried individuals may have a significant other who relies on their support. Life insurance can help provide for them.

• Paying off debt

• Stay-at-home spouses. Life insurance isn’t just for breadwinners. It can help cover the cost of replacing the services of stay-at-home parents. • Single parents. These individuals are typically the sole source of support for their children. Life insurance can help provide for children financially should their parent die. • Singles. Single individuals could be responsible for aging parents or may have significant debt. “Life insurance helps make sure those debts are paid,” Feldman says. • Retirees. Insurance can help replace income from parttime work, Social Security benefits, pensions or other employer benefits. It helps spouses continue living as they’re accustomed. • Empty nesters. Older adults may have custody of a grandchild or provide support for other family members. Life insurance may help this care to continue. • Business owners. Life insurance has many benefits for business owners, such as helping protect family members from taking on a person’s professional debt, or providing funds for survivors to buy out the deceased's interest.

• Financing an education • Settling estate taxes • Contributing to charity • Creating an inheritance • Replacing income • Replacing employer benefits Are there additional benefits? Some policies also offer living benefits. Whole policies and universal life policies accumulate value that can be tapped as retirement income or used to help cover unexpected expenses. Universal life policies also may have riders allowing chronically ill policyholders to withdraw the face amount during their lifetimes to help cover long-term care costs or to prepare loved ones financially before passing. To get an idea of how much life insurance you might need, contact State Farm® agent Henry Hernandez.

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Life Lessons

Don’t Judge Your Decisions!

We sometimes struggle when look back at decisions we’ve made. Was it the right decision? Often our decision can’t be labeled right or wrong, but the best decision, given the financial, emotional, social and physical resources available to us. The decision is always easy when right and wrong is crystal clear, or if the benefits outweigh the risks beyond doubt, ahhh. . . what a blessing! These are easy ones, even when we violate these things, we simply know what we did was right or wrong given the circumstances we were in, and we will accept and prepare for the consequences that follow the decision. However, the decision gets very complicated when we know there are pros and cons regardless of the decision we make. For instance, deciding on a degree or career, whether to stay in a relationship, decisions regarding your children.

The good books are of no help to us now except to say, the calmer the mind the better the decision and pray on it. The books still do not tell us what is the right decision, because, no matter what, the pros and cons are of about equal weight. Argh! Now, we are in a conundrum. We do not know what’s right or wrong anymore. If that is the situation, let there be peace in knowing, the decision is not necessarily right or wrong, but the best decision given the financial, emotional, social and physical resources available to us at that given time. Whatever pros and cons follow the best decision, we will deal with it with understanding, not judge whether the decision was right or wrong. We are doing the best we know how to do, given the resources at hand, at all times.

Dr. Kalai Mugilan received his Doctorate of Health Promotion/Medical Sociology. He is an Assistant Professor at South University and the co-founder of Varietas LLC Diversity Training, Certification, Staff Augmentation, which is located in Montgomery. He had workshops in New Orleans after Katrina and currently works with local veterans. To contact him, please call 205-243-7747.


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Life Lessons

JT & Leanne: Married with Microphones! & Gifts

A Truly LOCAL Business - A Truly Memorable Occasion begins here... We are firm believers in doing business with those who have invested in our community and are truly "local." Kim Tomberlin and her staff at Fine Line Engravers & Gifts are perfect examples of what a small business in the River Region can achieve through hard work, great customer service and a little ingenuity. We have always trusted Kim and her staff when looking to give a unique gift that can truly last and be treasured for a lifetime. She has said before "If you can hold it down, we can engrave or emboss just about anything," and we are here to tell you - it's true!

We want to make sure our readers are aware that Fine Line Engravers & Gifts now has a new location at 2972 Carter Hill Road in Montgomery, between Jan's and Angel Nails and just down from Panera Bread. They truly have a great selection of unique gifts and accessories and are always striving to be on the cutting edge when it comes to new items and lines! We recently had a chance to speak with Kim about some of the new merchandise arriving for Fall 2013 - and "Wow!" is an understatement. If you're planning a Fall Wedding, they have a fantastic line of sterling silver plates, cake plates, serving dishes and more! In addition, the pewter Star line selection is simply stunning! JT is excited about the new Parson Gray merchandise arriving this month which includes men's canvas bags, and a wide variety of other cool items for guys! Other new items include an exciting new Cross Pin line, and unique items like an acrylic flask which comes in multiple colors and of course, can be engraved! When we say Fine Line Engravers & Gifts is "local," we mean it! For instance, they feature the craft-work of several local artisans in their store with gift selections that are guaranteed 22

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to impress you and will be hard to find anywhere else. One of the items that stood out when we were at the new location recently were the antler gifts - any outdoors-man or -woman would love them! The artist behind these masterpieces lives in Wetumpka and has been successful in selling them at trade shows and flea markets - but they're now available at Fine Line Engravers & Gifts! This is just one of the many examples of local, hand-crafted items that make visiting the store a real treat! Kim Tomberlin has been at it for a long time - graduating from Huntingdon College in 1985 and going to work in retail management which eventually took her away from the River Region. After marriage, she returned home and decided to go into business for herself. She still uses the engraving machine she used when she first started - which remarkably, doesn't even require power! It does a fantastic job and relies on the steady hands and creative mind of its operator. And Kim has lots of satisfied customers - including us! JT loves the "Microphone Award" that we gave him a year or so back - it is beautiful, it's engraved, and is truly unique. Kim's talents have also garnered the attention of area jewelers - many of whom use her to string pearls, engrave jewelry and consult on their business plan and in-store selections. The holidays are almost here: can you believe it? When it comes to weddings, baby showers, corporate awards, graduations, high quality costume jewelry, beautiful art pieces, Alabama / Auburn gifts, designer handbags and accessories, and unique gifts that are built and engraved to last forever, it's worth a visit to Fine Line Engravers & Gifts in Montgomery. We are proud to call Kim and her staff friends, and have featured them before on our television show on WSFA12 News. It's businesses like hers that make the River Region a great place to shop and invest in our local economy. Having recently cut the ribbon on their new location, they're ready to see you! You'll find them at 2972 Carter Hill Road, or on Facebook, or you can call them direct at (334) 281-7577. Contact JT & Leanne Mix 103 Radio Personalities River Region TV Show (CW & WSFA12) Direct Cell: (334) 380-1950 Email: Websites: and www.RiverRegion.TV

Join JT & Leanne as they showcase local fun in our community! Join them on their tour of the places, faces and local businesses that make Central Alabama a great place to work, raise a family and socialize! Don’t miss the show! Two 1-hour weekend specials on WSFA-TV 12! Visit for future dates and times.

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Come join us for the Fourth Annual Riverwalk Wine Festival on Saturday, October 12, 2013 from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at Riverfront Park. Taste one hundred wines provided by wine distributors and regional wineries, while listening to live music by King Bee. This year will be the first year you can purchase delicious bottles of wine at the event! Tickets for this special event are only $25 per person. You receive a complimentary wine glass in a bag along with a baguette loaf of bread baked by The Renaissance. The tickets are available at Filet & Vine and Peppertree Steaks & Wine. Pick up your tickets today since tickets are limited! Sponsors of the Fourth Annual Riverwalk Wine Festival include: The City of Montgomery, The Pride of Montgomery Magazine, Merrill Lynch, the Renaissance Hotel & Spa, Alley Station, WAKA, and Stivers Ford Lincoln Mazda. With your ticket stub from the Riverwalk Wine Festival, board the Harriott II for a special half-price cruise, featuring the Spike Graham Orchestra! The Renaissance Hotel & Spa in downtown Montgomery will also have a special for the Wine Festival! The special package will include two tickets and a hotel room for the night for only $125. For more information, visit www. or call 334-625-2100.

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Good Taste American/Deli

American Deli 971 Ann St 334-262-6122 Chappy’s Deli 1611 Perry Hill Rd 334-279-7477 2055 E South Blvd 334-286-9200 8139 Vaughn Rd 334-279-1226 Chick Fil A EastChase 6921 Eastchase Loop Montgomery, AL 36117 334-271-1095 Chick-Fil-A at RSA Tower 201 Monroe St. Montgomery, AL 36104 334-293-4773

Chris’ Hotdogs 138 Dexter Ave 334-265-6850


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Courthouse Café 100 S Lawrence St 334-832-1684

Hamburger King 547 S Decatur St 334-262-1798

El Paso Chili Company 539 N Eastern Blvd 334-244-0118

Honey Baked Ham 2816 E South Blvd 334-284-9100

Five Guys Burgers & Fries 7220 EastChase Pkwy 334-239-7220

Jason’s Deli 1520 Eastern Blvd 334-409-9890

Flames Grill 142 Montgomery St 334-264-0100

Lunde’s 201 Montgomery St 334-265-3663

Flips Uptown Grill 3900 Atlanta Hwy 334-244-8833 7900 Vaughn Rd 334-270-5559

Mama’s Sack Lunch To Go 21 S Perry St 334-265-5554

Guthrie’s 5376 Atlanta Hwy 334-396-8300 7216 EastChase Pkwy 334-270-3331

MiMi’s Café 6814 EastChase Pkwy 334-271-0124 Momma Goldberg’s Deli 7960 Vaughn Rd 334-517-1071

Montgomery’s Café at Embassy Suites 300 Tallapoosa St 334-269-5055 Panera Bread 2998 Carter Hill Rd 334-262-0064 7224 EastChase Pkwy 334-274-9170 Red Robin Gourmet Burgers 7005 EastChase Pkwy 334-396-1078 Ruddle’s Pub Grill 3133 Bell Rd 334-277-8710 Schlotzsky’s Deli 5055 Carmichael Rd 334-409-9993 Scott St. Deli 412 Scott St 334-264-9415

Shoney’s 850 Eastern Blvd 334-396-8533 Steak ’n Shake Prattville 2313 Cobbs Ford Rd. 334-290-0036

Steak Out 3271 Malcolm Dr 334-270-0747 2930 Carter Hill Rd 334-269-1800 Stop & Sip Coffee 981 Adams Ave 334-230-9989 Sundown East 3416 Atlanta Hwy 334-271-0501 Tenda Chick 5951 Atlanta Hwy 334-260-8547 Wings Xpress 5780 Woodmere Blvd 334-244-7898

Buffet City 5461 Atlanta Hwy 334-279-1678 Choices Restaurant 80 Commerce St 334-262-0888 East China 8153 Vaughn Rd 334-279-1779 Green Papaya 409 Coliseum Blvd 334-395-7654 Hibachi Grill & Supreme Buffet 6561 Atlanta Hwy 334-260-7799 181D Eastern Blvd 334-260-6111 India Palace 3007H McGehee Rd 334-281-1200 Kabuki Steakhouse 7834 Vaughn Rd 334-273-8885

King Buffet Wishbone Café 2727 Bell Rd 61 Bridge St 334-273-8883 334-356-4175 7028 Atlanta Hwy Korean Garden 334-244-7270 2891 Vaughn Plaza Rd 334-277-5685 Zaxby’s 3130 Taylor Rd Lek’s Railroad Thai at Union 334-481-0406 Station 6453 Atlanta Hwy 300 Water St 334-277-8066 334-269-0708 2923 Eastern Blvd 334-420-3500 Lek’s Taste of Thailand 2675 Zelda Rd 5421 Atlanta Hwy 334-293-9933 334-244-8994 Asian/Indian

Ala Thai Classic 963 Ann St 334-240-2549 Ala Thai East 6663 Atlanta Hwy 334-271-3141 Asia Bistro & Seafood 7839 Vaughn Rd 334-213-3628 Bombay Masala 109 Eastern Blvd 334-272-8510

Midori 5824 Woodmere Blvd 334-593-1754 Ming’s Garden 1741 Eastern Blvd 334-277-8188 Miyako Japanese 8173 Vaughn Rd 334-215-2275 Saigon Deli 2323 Eastern Blvd 334-279-5921 Satsuki 6534 Atlanta Hwy 334-239-7450

Shilla 3526 Eastdale Cir 334-354-3026

Sushi Café 3004 Zelda Rd 334-819-7060

Shogun Japanese 5215 Carmichael Rd 334-271-6999

Sushi Yama 2070 Eastern Blvd 334-612-7800

St. Café 2777 Eastern Blvd 334-396-2232

Thai Gratiem 8868 Minnie Brown Rd 334-215-9960

The Super Buffet 5831 Atlanta Hwy 334-215-0055

Top China 9160 EastChase Pkwy 334-270-1668

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Cupcakes by Tish 1940 Mulberry St. 334-625-0999

Louisa's Bakery 1039 Woodley Road 334-356-1212 Barbeque

Country’s Barbecue 2610 Zelda Rd 334-262-6211 5761 Atlanta Hwy 334-270-0126 Dreamland BBQ 101 Tallapoosa St 334-273-7427

Jim ’N Nicks Bar-B-Q 6415 Atlanta Hwy 334-213-0046


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K&J Rib Shack 4255 S Court St 334-356-1368

The Deli at Alley Station 130A Commerce St 334-263-2922

Chili’s 7355 EastChase Pkwy 334-270-1973

Sam’s Bar-B-Que 3510 Atlanta Hwy 334-279-0008

Shashy’s Fine Foods 1700 Mulberry St 334-263-7341

City Limits Bar & Grill 3585 McGehee Rd 334-239-9130

Sophia’s BBQ 1055 Adams Ave 334-269-1177 Varsity BBQ 5471 Atlanta Hwy 334-279-5444 Café

Café Louisa 1034 E Fairview Ave 334-264-4241 Café M One Museum Dr 334-240-4333 Cool Beans at Café d'Art 115 Montgomery St 334-269-3302

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All City Coney Island 701 Madison Ave 334-819-4100 Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar 3001 Carter Hill Rd 334-264-9064 3195 Taylor Rd 334-274-0009 6601 Atlanta Hwy 334-279-1902 California Yogurt Kraze 3010 Zelda Rd 334-356-3716 7730 Vaughn Rd 334-215-9135

Dreamz 511 E Edgemont Ave 334-239-7303 Eastside Grille 6667 Atlanta Hwy 334-274-1200

The Exchange at Renaissance Hotel 201 Tallapoosa St 334-481-5165 Filet & Vine 431 Cloverdale Rd 334-262-8463

Island Delights 323 Air Base Blvd 334-264-0041

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Good Taste Nancy’s Italian Ice 7976 Vaughn Rd 334-356-1403 True 503 Cloverdale Rd 334-356-3814

The House Restaurant at Renaissance Montgomery Hotel 201 Tallapoosa St 334-481-5166 La Jolla Restaurant & Bar 6854 EastChase Pkwy 334-356-2600

Ruby Tuesday 1310 Eastern Blvd Michael’s Table 334-396-0224 2960 Zelda Rd 6970 EastChase Loop 334-272-2500 334-215-2285 Sinclair’s 1051 E Fairview Ave 334-834-7462 7847 Vaughn Rd 334-271-7654 Smoothie King 7026 EastChase Pkwy 334-356-5621 Smoothies & Things 109 S Court St 334-241-0770 Sommer’s Grill 9188 EastChase Pkwy 334-274-0275 Sommer’s Place 7972 Vaughn Rd 334-279-5401 32 Degrees Yogurt Bar 7030 EastChase Pkwy 334-272-4773 The Tipping Point 5015 Hampstead High 334-260-9110 Fine Dining

Central Restaurant 129 Coosa St 334-517-1155 Chophouse Vintage Year 405 Cloverdale Rd 334-264-8463 City Grill & Next Door 8147 Vaughn Rd 334-244-0960 Garrett’s 7780 Atlanta Hwy 334-396-9950 Ham & High 5251 Hampstead High 334-239-9982 30

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Mr. G’s 6268 Atlanta Hwy 334-356-4662 Zoe’s Kitchen 7218 EastChase Pkwy 334-270-9115 Zoe’s Kitchen 2960C Zelda Rd 334-395-4698 Italian

Carrabba’s Italian 1510 Eastern Blvd 334-271-7500 Cheezie’s Pizza 8125K Decker Ln 334-244-9496 2762 Bell Rd Bldg B Cheezie’s Pizza 334-365-5423 1113H Perry Hill Rd 334-239-9263 CiCi’s Pizza 981 Ann St 334-386-3086 Corsino’s Italian 911 S Court St 334-263-9752 Hungry Howie’s Pizza & Subs 1712 Carter Hill Rd 334-262-8988 Marco’s Pizza 3171 Taylor Rd 334-356-6000 Mellow Mushroom 7915 Vaughn Rd 334-213-6443

Midtown Pizza Kitchen 2940 Zelda Rd 334-399-0080

Los Ranchos 127 Eastern Blvd 334-270-1509

Olive Garden 2700 Eastern Blvd 334-260-9220

Los Vaqueros 2195 Eastern Blvd 334-277-8339

Pizza Perfect 428 Coliseum Blvd 334-244-7721

Moe’s Southwest Grill 2900 Zelda Rd 334-273-9198 Moe's 7028 EastChase Pkwy 334-356-3333

Sa Za’s Serious Italian 130 Commerce St 334-495-7292

Stevi B’s Pizza 5411 Atlanta Hwy 334-279-3112 Tomatinos 1036 E Fairview Ave 334-264-4241 Mexican

Cuco’s 11123 Chantilly Pkwy Suite A 334-271-3528 Cuco’s Express 31 S Court St 334-832-0081 El Rey Burrito Lounge 1031 E Fairview Ave 334-832-9688 Ixtapa Bar & Grill 7157 EastChase Pkwy 334-277-7600 Ixtapa Mexican Restaurant 6132 Atlanta Hwy 334-272-5232 Jalepenos Restaurant 8157 Vaughn Rd 334-277-2840 La Zona Rosa 2838 Zelda Rd 334-274-1153 Las Salsas Mexican 7921 Vaughn Rd 334-260-9096 Los Cabos Cantina 1801 Eastern Blvd 334-277-7571

No Way Jose 5338 Atlanta Hwy 334-396-2222 8844 Minnie Brown Rd 334-819-7363 Salsaritas 8015 Vaughn Rd 334-356-5430 San Marcos Mexican 61 N Burbank Dr 334-279-6680 Santa Fe Express 15 Commerce St 334-262-7676 Taqueria El Cantaro 1130 Ann St 334-356-7361 Tipico De Mexico 3441 Malcolm Dr 334-356-0459 Seafood

Bonefish Grill 7020 EastChase Pkwy 334-396-1770 Capitol Oyster Bar at The Marina 617 Shady St 334-288-4217 Jubilee Seafood 1057 Woodley Rd 334-262-6224 Red Lobster 300 Eastdale Cir 334-277-0780 Ric & Mos 3150 Watchman Dr 334-517-1140

Wintzell’s Oyster House 105 Commerce St 334-262-4257

Eastbrook Café 520 Coliseum Blvd 334-272-2438

Odessa’s Blessings 726 Forest Ave 334-265-7726

Key Largo Bar & Grill 1343 Dalraida Rd 334-272-1402

Young Barn Pub 5331 Young Barn Rd 334-819-7423

Farmers Market Café 315 N McDonough St 334-262-1970

Peyton’s Place 5344 Atlanta Hwy 334-396-3630

Rock Bottom American Pub 2430 Eastern Blvd 334-239-7625

Farmhouse Kitchen 5251 Hampstead High St 334-284-8989

Piccadilly Cafeteria 2610 Eastern Blvd 334-271-6189

Wingers Sports Grill 2773 Bell Rd 334-277-3379

Fried Tomato Buffet 6050 Atlanta Hwy 334-244-6162

Red’s Little School House 20 Gardner Rd 334-584-7955

Gail’s Down the St. Café 2739 Zelda Rd 334-279-1009

Wagon Wheel Café 1961 Maxwell Blvd 334-265-9979

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A Social Event/Bandanas 301 Jefferson St 334-265-911 Blue Moon Café 7725 Averritt Dr 334-356-0543 Cornerstone 5336 Atlanta Hwy 334-386-0449 Cracker Barrel 9191 Boyd Cooper Pkwy 334-244-1085 Davis Café 518 N Decatur St 334-264-6015

Golden Corral 1480 Eastern Blvd 334-532-0020 Isaiah’s Restaurant 135 Mildred St 334-265-9000 Martin’s Restaurant 1796 Carter Hill Rd 334-265-1767

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Baumhower’s Restaurant 2465 Eastern Blvd 334-271-1831 Irish Bred Pub & Restaurant 78 Dexter Ave. 334-834-7559


Charles Anthony’s Restaurant at the Pub 10044 Chantilly Pkwy 334-281-3911 Longhorn Steakhouse 4095 Eastern Blvd 334-613-7555 Outback Steakhouse 1040 Eastern Blvd 334-270-9495 Texas Roadhouse 7525 EastChase Pkwy 334-396-7774

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by Rev. Dr. Wendy R. Coleman


A few weeks ago, a very dear friend transitioned from time to eternity. In a moment she slipped away and left a void in the lives of all who knew her. The beautiful smile she flashed whenever she saw you was pure joy. The way she would tell you the absolute, unfiltered truth (whether you were ready for it or not) was refreshing – if sometimes quite painful! The sound of her belly laugh that she would try to stifle in the quietest moments was contagious. Regardless of how hard you tried to keep from cracking up, seeing Venicia honestly struggle not to laugh out loud was funnier than anything. Resistance was futile . . . So when God called her from among us, as He often does His angels, it was hard to wrap my mind around the fact that she would never walk through the door again. She would never infect us again with her laughter in the natural.

Although the truths she shared with us will always remain, her unique & beautiful voice will now be heard only in the videos we will replay over and over again. Now that her transition has settled into a place where my spirit can accept it, I find myself asking God the question that often comes up when the unexpected, unexplained, unimaginable happens: WHAT’S THE LESSON? Most people might say that death doesn’t carry a lesson. It just happens. We’ll all have to face it eventually, won’t we? That might be the lesson: be ready to go when it’s your time. But that doesn’t set right in my soul. I don’t believe God intends for us to live our lives being preoccupied with death and dying. Instead, I believe the most important lesson that the passing of friends like Venicia and loved ones we hold so close to our hearts is much simpler and absolutely more uplifting.

Here’s the lesson: LIVE. That’s all. LIVE. Death will invariably affect all of us at some point. But just a sure as I’m writing this and you’re reading it, I believe the chief lesson of death is that we’re supposed to LIVE every moment until it’s time to go. I believe that as much as it hurts, God uses even death to remind us how important it is for us to LIVE. Live honestly. Live wholly. Live passionately. Live rightly. Live truthfully. Live lovingly. Live joyfully. Live meticulously. Live carefully. Live fully. Live gratefully. Live selflessly. Live gladly. Live realistically. Live purposefully. Live abundantly. Learn the lesson and LIVE. LIVE. LIVE.

Rev. Dr. Wendy R. Coleman serves as Pastor of First Congregational Christian Church, UCC, and as Chair for the Department of Theatre Arts at Alabama State University.


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Education Station Public Schools Montgomery Public Schools 334-223-6700 Private Schools Alabama Christian Academy 334-277-1985 Calvary Christian 334-281-9633 Churchill Academy 334-270-4225

Lighthouse Christian Academy 334-271-4200

Seventh Day Adventist 334-272-6437

Faulkner University 334-272-5820

Success Unlimited Academy 334-819-8005

Fortis College 334-272-3857

Montessori Academy 334-262-8685

Trinity Presbyterian School 334-213-2100

Huntingdon College 334-833-4497

The Montgomery Academy 334-272-8210

Special Needs Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind 334-262-0824

Jones School of Law 334-386-7495

Macon-East Academy 334-277-6566

Eastwood Christian School 334-273-1164

Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School 334-272-7220

Evangel Christian Academy 334-272-3882

SafetyNet Academy 334-277-1334

Frazer Memorial 334-279-0271

Saint James School 334-277-8033

Green Gate 334-281-3300 Holy Cross Episcopal School 334-395-8222


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St. Bede 334-277-8551 St. Jude Educational Institute 334-264-5376

Sylvan Learning Center 334-262-0043 Universities Alabama State University 334-229-4100 Amridge University 334-387-3878 Auburn Montgomery 334-244-3000

Prince Institute of Professional Studies 334-271-1670 South University 334-395-8800 Trenholm State Technical College 334-420-4200 Troy University 334-241-9537 Virginia College 334-277-3390

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Everyone has gifts and talents. The challenge is turning them into an exciting career. AUM is the place where students begin to live out their dreams and develop the skills they need to move forward. There’s a future out there that’s full of promise. Make it your own.


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Macon East Academy is a college preparatory school committed to providing students with a safe, nurturing environment that promotes academic achievement, patriotism, and belief in God through Christian doctrines. With small class sizes targeted at individualized learning, the Macon East experience is designed to nurture and develop wellbalanced, responsible, and dedicated young people. Using a whole-child approach, Macon East seeks to enroll students who are capable of achieving success inside the framework of a

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college preparatory curriculum. Our accelerated elementary classes are supplemented with offerings for all ages in music, Spanish, technology, and both visual and performing arts. Throughout upper school, students have the opportunity to choose from a variety of Honors, Advanced Placement, and Elective offerings. Since 2012, Macon East offers a 1:1 Apple iPad program. Every student in grades 1-12 is issued an Apple iPad for use during the school year, and all K3K5 students have access to iPod Touch devices for daily use in the classroom. Founded in 1995 in Cecil, Alabama, Macon East was birthed of Macon Academy upon the closing of its Tuskegee campus. The original school, established over 50 years ago in Macon County, was built on the belief in a family environment and small school atmosphere and that remains a part of the framework that sets Macon East apart today. It’s a place where students feel at home and know that every faculty member has a genuine interest in their education and personal achievement on and off campus. Recognizing that each student is a valued individual with unique physical, social, emotional, and intellectual needs, our teachers provide the guidance needed to encourage students to take responsibility for their own learning. Athletics is a big part of life on campus at Macon East with over 80% of upper school students participating in one or more interscholastic sports.

Team sports at MEA include baseball, basketball, cheerleading, football, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, and volleyball. Beginning in 3rd grade, elementary boys may participate in interscholastic football, and all elementary girls K3-6 may participate in cheerleading. The Knights have won 25 regional/ area championships and 12 state championships. Most recently in girls’ athletics, MEA is the reigning back-toback state champions in both volleyball and softball. Extracurricular activities include many opportunities for student leadership and community service through various clubs and organizations. At Macon East Academy, students are held to high standards in all areas of student life, and Christian values are reinforced throughout all school programs, policies, and practices. The administration and faculty believe that the best schools have a “small town” feel where honesty, integrity, respect, and gratitude are the qualities most admired.

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Kid's Corner

Easy Abstracts!

This activity is easy for little ones but equally as fun for us grown ups too! Supplies needed: Heavy paper ( bristol paper, watercolor paper, or heavy cardstock will work) Water Black acrylic paint Yarn

1. Mix half water and half black paint in a small cup. Be sure to stir it around until you have a nice mixture of thin black paint. 2. Dip part of your yarn into the paint. 3. Pull the yarn out and then lay it on your paper. Pull the yarn up off your paper and look at the cool designs it made! Continue to do this until your paper is filled with super cool designs! Then you can mount it on black paper to really make it pop! Most importantly just have fun with it!

Kasey Hope is an Auburn University graduate and the owner of P'zazz Art Studio in Prattville, where she has been teaching art lessons to adults and children for 6 years.


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The Space Walker Rentals “You Supply the People, We Supply the Fun!" Host your next party at The Space Walker! They now offer two private party room choices in addition to their inflatable rentals! The two new private party rooms are very fun, yet very different. The Gaming Cage and Inflatazone provide fun for all ages! The Gaming Cage is the best place for video game lovers with their five gaming screens, Wii console, X-Box Kinect, Wii U console, X-Box 360, Air Hockey table, a private party room and more! The Inflatazone holds two inflatables, 20 ft. Climbing Wall, Interactive Games, a private party room and more! Prices start at as little as $200. The facility also offers Week Day Open Play, Fitness, Team Building and Conference room, Play Dates and Friday Night Family Night. Please check out our website or contact us for pricing.

The Space Walker provides rentals for birthday parties, school festivals, church carnivals, block parties, and family reunions. They also offer inflatables, water slides, inflatable tents, characters, clowns, concessions and fundraising opportunities. The Space Walker is located at 1514 West Street. Please feel free to contact The Space Walker with any questions or visit their website for more information. Book your Rental Today! 334-546-8116

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You have better things to do than clean up after your dog! “The Doody Squad” Professional Pet Waste Removal Service is here to clean up and make your lawn more attractive and a cleaner, safer place for everyone! The Doody Squad makes sure you receive the most thorough poop-scooping service, and they always take the waste away and dispose of it properly! The Doody Squad technicians are well mannered, professional and friendly. Technicians always sanitize their tools, and they leave a Doody Squad Sign letting you know we were there. They even back all of our service with our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee! The Doody Squad does not stop there. All yards are given a check for any new dig holes around the yard and fence line and are also checked for any foreign objects that may have found their way into the yard and are removed. Any droppings found from another animal is removed and reported to the owner. All doody is given a quick eye check for any health issues that may need to be addressed with the owner. The Doody Squad provides year-round professional pet waste removal service to residential yards, apartment communities, and Home Owner Associations (HOA). Not only is dog waste messy, unsightly, smelly, and bothersome, but it also creates a serious health hazard if not dealt with properly. Worms and viruses such as roundworm, ringworm, whipworm, and the deadly parvovirus are all transmitted
through dog feces. The Doody Squad will rid


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your property of offensive, unsightly, and dangerous dog waste. The Doody Squad offers their service twice a week, weekly, or every other week. They even offer one-time dog waste cleanings! They are fully committed to honesty, integrity, and being the best. If you are ever dissatisfied with the quality of your service simply call within 24 hours, and they will send someone out to re-clean your yard for FREE.

Call or email today for your FREE customized quote and for a hassle-free super duper pooper scooper!


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BLOAT: The Second-Leading Cause of Death in Dogs by Dr. Zeb A. King, DVM

Dogs suffer from a variety of injuries and physical disorders that are considered life-threatening emergencies. However, bloat is one condition so drastic that its rapid consequences of delayed treatment will lead to death. Bloat, or gastric dilatation and volvulus, is considered the second-leading cause of death (second to cancer) in dogs, and every dog owner needs to be aware of the signs and conditions that lead to this fatal emergency.

What Is Bloat? Bloat alters the normal process of digestion. Consequently, the scientific community is still unsure of its actual cause. Normally, a dog’s stomach contains a small amount of gas, some mucus, and any food being digested. It undergoes a normal rhythm of contraction, which grinds food preparing it for further digestion. However, when bloat occurs, the gas and/or food cause the stomach to distend or stretch several times its normal size. This distention causes severe pain. For reasons we do not understand, this condition causes the stomach to twist. This twist ties off the blood supply and causes the gas inside the stomach to be trapped. The trapped air has nowhere to go and builds intense pressure. A dog with bloat will die in severe pain if emergency care is not received immediately.

What Breeds Are At Risk? More commonly, this condition affects dog breeds that are considered deep chested. This means the length of their chest from backbone to sternum is long while the chest width is narrow. Examples of dog breeds more susceptible to bloat are Great Danes, Greyhounds, St. Bernard, German Shepherd, Weimaraner, Rottweiler, or Boxers. However, the condition can affect small breeds too. Unfortunately, I have treated breeds as small as the Pekingese and Poodle with this condition so… no breed is exempt. What is important for ANY pet owner to understand are the visible signs that your dog is in trouble. 44

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Signs Of Bloat Unfortunately there isn’t one symptom that designates a bloat diagnosis. However, some common signs often noted with the illness are: • Attempts to vomit (usually unsuccessful) may occur every 5-30 minutes • Significant anxiety or restlessness • Hunched up appearance • Bloated abdomen that may feel tight • Whining • Pacing • Shallow breathing • Drinking excessively • May refuse to lie down or sit up If you feel your dog is acting differently from his/her normal behavior, it is advised that you keep a close watch and call your veterinarian if you feel any symptoms become alarming.

Can Bloat Be Prevented? There are simple routine changes pet owners can make to reduce the possibility of bloat. For some pet owners, especially those owning highrisk breeds (Great Dane, St. Bernard, or Weimaraner) electing a procedure known as prophylactic gastropexy surgery may be a preventative option. In this procedure, a veterinarian will suture the stomach wall to the abdominal wall - gastropexy - and/or surgically open the pylorus to improve stomach flow pyloroplasty. Your veterinarian will determine the most appropriate technique or combination of techniques for your pet.

For others, making the subtle changes listed below could help: • Using a high-grade dog food. Consult your veterinarian for recommendations. • Eating two or more meals per day instead of one large meal. • Including a canned dog food in the diet. • If your dog is a rapid eater, discuss with your veterinarian ways to slow eating down. • Do not allow your dog to drink excessive amounts of water at one time. • Avoid exercising your dog after a meal. Although bloat normally affects larger breed dogs, any dog owner needs to be familiar with the signs associated with this illness. The only possible way to treat bloat is with a quick response. Knowing your veterinarian's procedures for emergencies and after-hours care could mean the difference between life or death for your pet.

For more information about caring for your pet check out our Facebook page or visit our website at

Dr. King is a 2005 graduate of the Auburn School of Veterinary Medicine. He is a current member of the American Animal Hospital Association, Alabama Veterinary Medical Association and the American Veterinary Medical Association.

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Since 1990, we’ve been treating your pets like fa mily - that’s 150 in dog years. Pet Day Care

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Our Veterinarians and staff are kind and offer a gentle hand in caring for your sick or injured animal. Our desire to understand the needs of our clients at a time when their pets are ill or injured helps us keep our reputation for the highest level of service and the finest care any River Region animal hospital has to offer.

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Complete veterinary care u nder one woof! • 24 Hour Hospital Care • Laser Surgery • Orthopedics • Digital X Ray • Ultrasound • Dental Care • Daycare & Boarding • On Site Dog Pool • Grooming • Dog Training

Taylor Crossing Animal Hospital Passionate about speaking for those who can’t speak for themselves, the doctors at Taylor Crossing Animal Hospital have developed a lasting reputation for offering a gentle hand in caring for healthy, sick and injured pets. Drs. Philip Mitchell, Robert Speight, Jr. and Zeb King have a reputation for providing the most up-to-date technology, an award-winning facility and well-trained staff, keeping Taylor Crossing Animal Hospital at the forefront of offering the highest level of veterinary care in the River Region.

6897 Atlanta Highway 334-260-8787

Comprehensive Veterinary Care All Under One “Woof ” Pet owners often dread taking their pet to multiple locations for veterinary visits, grooming, daycare, boarding, dog training, emergency care, and specialized veterinary surgery. It is stressful and time-consuming to locate various pet care providers. For this reason, the doctors at Taylor Crossing offer a comprehensive approach.

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Over 30 years of planning, several renovations, and veterinarian expertise went into the development of Taylor Crossing Animal Hospital. Offering veterinary medical care in a state–of– the-art facility with modern technology ensures pets receive the absolute best care possible. We take pride knowing our hospital is equipped with ultra sound, technology, digital x-ray, laser 46

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surgery, orthopedics, tumor removal, curative surgery, obstruction removal, and dentistry procedures. The benefit is pet owners go to one location for all their pet’s treatment needs. Even if orthopedic rehabilitation or physical therapy is needed, a heated pool is just steps away.

The Purrrfect Place For Fun

Taylor Crossing Animal Hospital offers a facility pets enjoy visiting with Doggie Daycare programs, exciting play activities, and comfortable accommodations with a purrrfect veterinary experience. The doctors believe it is important for patients to be happy. We know we are doing something right when pets drag their owners through our doors because they are excited to be here. Just drive by and watch the fun pets have while visiting for treatment, daycare, boarding, or grooming. Providing five different play yards plus a heated swimming pool means every pet enjoys their visit even though they are here for different reasons.

Last But Not “Leash” Providing comprehensive veterinary care in one location isn’t complete without the provision of 24-hour patient care. Having an experienced veterinary nurse living onsite provides our patients with individualized attention even when our office is closed. In addition, if an emergency occurs after hours, a client of record speaks directly to our nurse. If the emergency requires immediate care, the doctor on call is notified, and our patient checks into a FAMILIAR setting. If you are looking for a veterinary hospital that does it all, Taylor Crossing Animal Hospital undoubtedly provides comprehensive veterinary care ALL under one “woof.”

Santa’s still at the beach, but the holidays are right around the corner. From party invitations to custom holiday cards, Creative Printing can provide professional advice, design services, printing and mailing that match your festivities and make a lasting impression!

Call Beth at 334.281.1315 or visit our website at

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H av e yo u lo ok ed at hue lately? Hue Studio: Cutting Edge. Challenging. Growing. Expanding. Evolving. The first ladies of fashion at Cloverdale’s fashionable A&P Lofts refuse to accept stasis. But one thing will never change…they always have something to offer every woman. Garments range from $20 to $300. A typical day finds the crew at Hue Studio working steadily while looking fabulous. We caught the three owners during the whirlwind buzz of preparation for 2013 Fall huetopia, an event they created, which has become a signature social event for the River Region. "We have a huge variety to fit lots of body types and ages" says Edna Belle Steen, co-owner. Hue Studio was founded in Montgomery in 2006 by Edna Belle Steen, Heather Steen and Stephanie Brown. The three owners come from


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diverse backgrounds; evidenced in the merchandise offered at Hue Studio. After six years in east Montgomery the crew made the collective decision to move the store to Cloverdale. "We adore our east-side clientele and are still visited by them regularly - but we have thoroughly enjoyed the visibility and neighborly atmosphere of this area." Edna said. Stephanie Brown, the fashion and finance spark at hue studio, comments, "One of the obstacles we have conquered is price. When we started out in 2006 the economy was great and nobody had even thought about a recession. Our price points were a little high then and we had to work extra hard after the economy tanked to find a quality product for a lower price." Hue Studio now features brands like BB Dakota, Jack, Blu Pepper and several other labels for both the fashion and cost-conscious. Heather Steen, the artful and talented design and PR guru, jumped in to be sure to let us

know, "We still love those edgy designer brands and we learned to select only the best of the best of that price point." No one at Hue will tell you that they’ve done everything right every step of the way. After all looking to one another, Stephanie and Heather looked to Edna Belle to describe their progress. “We

didn’t know a thing about running a business. We knew our passions. We know our work ethic. We knew each other. That was enough to start. From that point on, it’s been about recognizing mistakes quickly, not being too proud to admit them and changing that behavior. Whether it was how we stocked the store, when and where we went to market, negotiating with vendors or whatever else---we just jumped in and made it happen.” “One thing we cringe about is being labeled ‘expensive,’” says Stephanie. Of course we want the best and we want to inspire our customers to look their best---but that does not always mean “expensive.” We are all on budgets ourselves and we buy for Hue Studio with that in mind. We’ve got something for everyone.” Heather is already planning tomorrow’s windowfront as we visit. And she takes five calls from eb designers and media buyers. She lives in the future, so we pin her down for a few remarks:

“All I can say is it’s never going to remain in one place. When we quit growing and changing, we’re done. We’ll soon be adding (S)hue Studio with, you guessed it, shoes. We love shoes and so do our customers. Also look for our Web presence to grow significantly with an online storefront and continued communication with our base via social media.” What about the next huetopia? “Prepare to be wowed,” she beams. We’re ready.

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New Ways To Add by Geri Cronier Graduate Gemologist, Jewelry Designer, and VP Croniers Fine Jewelry

Big color is everywhere in fine fashion jewelry. A few years ago, most people were investing only in smaller, conservative rings with precious stones when building their jewelry collection. I find my customers more determined than ever in trying to distinguish their styles from that of the rest of the world and costume designers. The desire to be different seems to inspire openness to new stone cutting styles, juxtaposition of metal colors, and exploration into many new gemstones and hues for design. The many colors of gulf coast water can be seen in green amethyst, chalcedony, and aquamarine. There are new cuts and varieties of sapphire and ruby currently being used. These, along with metals like rose gold and black rhodium, create new looks for these classic stones. Sapphire and ruby are actually the same family of stone, with the only difference being different colors of the same crystal formation. The stones often look more natural, less polished, and less formal on their presentation. At Cronier's Jewelry, we are able to take stones from existing pieces and redesign their presentation to look less cocktail or dressy if that is the goal. Also, sometimes the goal is to make something look vintage, and we can do that as well. I took my own personal colored stone ring and replaced the smaller sapphire with a larger smooth cut cabochon aquamarine and added a halo to bring an old piece of jewelry that I loved back to life. Bring us any of your existing jewelry and we will give you "reinvention plans" for them free of charge. The takeaway is that fine jewelry today is less formal, less serious, and being made with a greater freedom with regard to fun and creativity in design.


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The Big Sale...40% OFF Only at Cronier's Fine Jewelry! This is our way of saying "Thank You" for over 30 years of Weddings, Birthdays, Anniversaries and more! Some pieces have been reduced more than 40%. Many styles and pieces on sale. . . platinum, handmade one-of-a-kind, white gold, yellow gold! Come in while supplies last!

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We provide our clients with the highest level of customer service in the industry and we are committed to always having a team of passionate and knowledgeable representatives. This sale is possibly one of our largest Reduced Sales we've ever had. Come in and get what you've always wanted. Thank you for your business. Jerry Cronier, Owner Cronier's Fine Jewelry The Pride of Montgomery


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Halloween is Here... ...and so are the Fun Costume Ideas!

by Rebekah Edwards LUSH Makeup Art

Here are some tips for using over-the-counter Halloween makeup! Foremost, beware of the ingredients. If you have sensitive skin, do a patch test. Specifically be cautious of ingredients that contain mercury or metals. Also, be sure to check whether the makeup is hypoallergenic. Before you apply the glitter and zombie makeup, prep your skin with a silicone based primer. This will help act as a barrier preventing the makeup from settling heavily into pores, which can cause irritation or breakouts. Make sure to buy a proper makeup remover and remove makeup before going to bed. Going to sleep with your makeup on can cause serious irritation. Finally, if you are not sure you can master your Halloween makeup, call a professional! 54

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Datebook Wait Until Dark September 26-October 6 7:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m. The Cloverdale Playhouse 960 Cloverdale Road 334-262-1530 Wait Until Dark, written by Frederick Knott, is a hit on Broadway and London and a classic film starring Audrey Hepburn and Alan Arkin, this masterfully constructed thriller moves from one moment of suspense to another as it builds toward an electrifying breathstopping final scene that will leave you on the edge of your seat or, in the Playhouse’s case, the edge of your pew. The Bling Ring September 27-October 3 Capri Theatre 1045 E Fairview Avenue 334-262-4858 The Bling Ring is a movie inspired by actual events; a group of fameobsessed teenagers use the Internet to track celebrities' whereabouts in order to rob their homes. ElizabethGrace Trunk Show September 29; 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. 8665 Lillian Place; 334-612-9836

Come out to the ElizabethGrace Trunk Show on September 29 from 1 pm to 5 pm! From contemporary women’s clothing to junior fashions, there is something women and young ladies of all ages!


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Scenic Lunch Cruise October 2; 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Montgomery Parks and Recreation 200 Coosa Street; 334-625-2100 This cruise will board at 11 a.m. and cruise from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Ticket Prices: $19 per person including lunch, $9 per Adult for the ride only, $7 per Child for the ride only, and $19 Handicap Seat. An Evening of Art and Authors October 3; 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Two Blessings Gift Boutique 8127 Vaughn Road; 334-647-1745 Please mark your calendars for Thursday, October 3rd for A Night of Art and Authors. This special event will feature local artist Jamie Mitchell, Beth Furhman, and Donnie Sasser and their artwork. They will also have local authors Janet Robinson and Lisa Temple signing their latest books. It promises to be a great evening! Old Alabama Town Revue October 3; 7:00 p.m. Old Alabama Town 301 Columbus Street 334-240-2400 Come out for the Old Alabama Town Revue at the Old Church! Alabama National Fair October 4-13 Garrett Coliseum 1555 Federal Drive; 334-272-6831

The Kiwanis Club of Montgomery presents the Alabama National Fair. New this year, the Flying Houndz Frizbee Trick Dog Show and the Ham Bone Express 3 Racing Pigs. Entertainment includes Josh Turner, Anthony Hamilton, Foreigner, and Ronnie Milsap. For more detailed information on the Alabama National Fair, visit their website: 60th Annual Fall Flower Show October 4-9; 6:00 p.m. Garrett Coliseum 1555 Federal Drive; 334-272-6831 The Montgomery Federation of Garden Clubs is hosting its 60th Annual Fall Flower Show at the Alabama National Fair. Come and enjoy the large variety of horticulture specimens displayed, as well as the beautiful floral designs. Les Miserables October 4, 5, 8, 10, 11, 12, 15, 17, 18, 19, 20, 22, 24, 24; 6:00 p.m.9:30 p.m. The Faulkner University Dinner Theatre, 5345 Atlanta Highway 334-272-5820 The Faulkner University Dinner Theatre presents: Les Miserables. The theatre doors open at 6:00PM. Dinner is served from 6:15 until 7:00. The show begins promptly at 7:30. Dinner Cruise October 4, 11, 18, 25; 6:30 p.m.9:00 p.m. Montgomery Parks and Recreation 200 Coosa Street; 334-625-2100 The Harriott II Dinner Cruise boards at 6:30 pm, departs at 7 pm and returns to dock at 9 pm. There will be live entertainment, cash bar and concessions available. For pricing information visit: www.

Tavern Fest October 4; 7:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. Old Alabama Town 301 Columbus Street; 334-240-2400

Celebrate history with live music, food & craft beer! Featuring the Goat Hill String Band. The Black Jacket Symphony presents The Beatles “Abbey Road” October 4; 8:00 p.m. Montgomery Performing Arts Center 201 Tallapoosa Street; 334-481-5100 Tickets prices are $35 and $29. Capital of Dreams Champions Cup October 5 & 6 Emory Folmar YMCA Soccer Complex 300 Brown Springs Road 334-260-1327 The Capital of Dreams Champions Cup will be held

October 5-6 in Montgomery, Alabama and held at the brand new Emory Folmar YMCA Soccer Complex. Getaway Cruise October 5, 19, 26; 4:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Montgomery Parks and Recreation 200 Coosa Street; 334-625-2100 The Getaway Cruise boards at 4:30 pm, departs at 5 pm and returns to dock at 7 pm. There will be live entertainment, cash bar and concessions available. For pricing information visit: Chonda Pierce “Girl Talk” October 5; 7:00 p.m. Montgomery Performing Arts Center 201 Tallapoosa Street; 334-481-5100 Chonda Pierce has been entertaining audiences from coast to coast for more than a decade. Her unpretentious Southern charm and sharp wit along with her arsenal of material that has both church goers and those who never sat in a pew laughing uncontrollably. An in-demand stand up comic, television hostess and author, Pierce has parlayed her gift for storytelling into a multi-faceted career. The Pride of Montgomery


Datebook Blues Cruise October 6, 13, 20, 27; 5:30 p.m.8:00 p.m. Montgomery Parks and Recreation 200 Coosa St. 334-625-2100

This cruise will board at 5:30 p.m. and cruise from 6-8 pm. Ticket Prices are $20 per adult and $15 per child. The cruise includes Live Entertainment (Entertainers TBA) and the Cash Bar and Concessions will be available. Enjoy your birthday on this cruise with a birthday package for $39.95 for four people. This package includes: "Let's Celebrate" balloons, Cake, Party Favors (hats, noise makers, etc...) and the Birthday person gets to cocaptain the boat. 2013 U.S. Nationals Firefighter Combat Challenge October 10-12 Parking Lot Adjacent to Embassy Suites 300 Tallapoosa Street; 301-4214433 The 2013 U.S. Nationals Firefighter Combat Challenge will be held in Montgomery, AL on October 1012, 2013. Don't miss this exciting challenge that simulates the physical demands of real-life firefighting and includes climbing a 5-story tower, hoisting, chopping, dragging hose, and rescuing a life-sized victim, all while wearing full gear.


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Fall Festival- Annual Chili Cook-off October 10; 6:00 p.m. HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital 4465 Narrow Lane; 334-290-0646 Alabama Head Injury Foundation invites anyone with a traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury or any disability & their family to attend our support groups. The meetings are held at HealthSouth in the cafeteria. Art in Concert October 11; 7:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m. Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts One Museum Drive; 334-240-4333

Join the Montgomery Museum of Fine Art’s Junior Executive Board for a concert on the lawn featuring Banditos and St. Paul and the Broken Bones. Phantom of the Opera October 11; 7:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m. The Davis Theatre 251 Montgomery Street 334-409-0522

The Montgomery Ballet Presents: The Phantom of the Opera at the Davis Theatre for Performing Arts. For more information, visit www.

Gregg Allman October 11; 8:00 p.m. Montgomery Performing Arts Center 201 Tallapoosa Street; 334-4815100 Gregg Allman is a rock and blues singer, keyboardist, guitarist and songwriter, and a founding member of The Allman Brothers Band. He was inducted with the band into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995 and received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Georgia Music Hall of Fame in 2006. His distinctive voice placed him in 70th place in the Rolling Stone list of the “100 Greatest Singers of All Time.” 2nd & 4th Saturday Jam Sessions October 12 & 26 Old Alabama Town 301 Columbus Street; 334-2402400 Pick and grin at our Saturday Jam Sessions in the Rose House. Bring your acoustic instruments and have fun! Montgomery Half Marathon October 12; 7:00 a.m. Riverwalk Stadium 200 Coosa Street; 334-356-7271 Get your running shoes ready for this annual half marathon through historic downtown Montgomery. For more information, visit www. Capitol Heights Artoberfest October 12; 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Vickers Park 149 South Madison Terrace Come out for day of family fun at Artoberfest in historic Capitol Heights. Located in Vickers Park, this event will feature local art, crafts, street cafes, pop-up shops, food and more. FREE admission.

Riverwalk Wine Festival October 12; 2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Montgomery Parks and Recreation 200 Coosa St. 334-625-2100 Come join us for the Fourth Annual Riverwalk Wine Festival on Saturday, October 12, 2013 from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. located at the Riverfront Park. Taste 100 wines provided by food vendors while listening to live music by King Bee. This year will be the first year you can purchase delicious bottles of wine at the event! Tickets for this special event are only $25 per person and are available at Filet & Vine and Peppertree Steaks & Wine. Pick up your tickets today since tickets are limited! Sponsors of the Fourth Annual Riverwalk Wine Festival include: The City of Montgomery, The Pride of Montgomery Magazine, Merrill Lynch, the Renaissance Hotel & Spa, Alley Station, Wa Ka, and Stivers Ford Lincoln Mazda.

Wine Fest Cruise October 12 4:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Montgomery Parks and Recreation 200 Coosa Street 334-625-2100 The Wine Fest Cruise boards at 4:30 pm, departs at 5 pm and returns to dock at 7 pm. With your ticket stub from the Riverwalk Wine Festival, abroad the Harriott II for a special of half the price! The cruise will feature the Spike Graham Orchestra! For more information, visit:

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Datebook Holiday Market October 16, 17, 18, 19 Montgomery Multiplex at Cramton Bowl 1215 Madison Avenue 334-288-8816 Join us for the 25th Annual Holiday Market. Please mark your calendars now! The Holiday Market consists of four shopping days, special events, live entertainment and merchants from across the United States. Merchants at the Holiday Market offer unique gift ideas and holiday trends in a fun, familyfriendly atmosphere. Proceeds from the Holiday Market support the various community projects the League supports, which help to strengthen women and families in the tri-county area. Get your tickets today at one of the ticket outlets: Barb's, GiGi’s Cupcakes, My Kids Attic, Montgomery Visitor Center, Multiplex at Cramton Bowl, Eastdale Mall and JL Office or online at Tickets are available through ticket outlets until October 11.

ArchiTreats: Food For Thought October 17; 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. Alabama Department of Archives and History 624 Washington Avenue 334-242-4435 ArchiTreats 2013 is sponsored by the Friends of the Archives, with additional funding from the Alabama Humanities Foundation, a state program of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

The Beach Boys October 16; 7:30 p.m. Montgomery Performing Arts Center 201 Tallapoosa Street 334-481-5100 For more than 50 years, The Beach Boys have been bringing good vibrations to listeners around the world. They have sold more than 100 million records worldwide and headlined numerous tours. The Beach Boys have been inducted into the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame and regarded as one of the most important catalyst in the evolution of pop music.

Join us for 12 nights of horror and fun at ZooBoo. Climb aboard the thrill ride of a lifetime or mosey on over to the Pumpkin Pull for a non-scary traditional hayride. Enjoy games, bouncy castles, concessions and much more at ZooBoo. Gates open at 6:00pm, the first Haunted Hay Ride will pull out at dusk. Visit for more information.


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ZooBoo October 17-20, 24-31; 6:00 p.m.9:00 p.m. Montgomery Zoo and Mann Museum 2301 Coliseum Parkway 334-240-4900

ARMSChair Concert Series October 18; 7:00 p.m. Old Alabama Town 301 Columbus Street 334-240-2400 ARMSChair Concert Series presents Spike Graham Band: Tribute to Eric Clapton. $2 in Kiwanis Park.

Capital City Chili Cook-off October 19; 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Riverwalk Stadium 200 Coosa Street; 334-356-1180

Come join us for a day of family fun, face painting, watching football, playing on the playground and an over-all good time. Each competing team is required to cook 15 gallons of the chili of their choice. Competitors must cook on-site to be eligible for an award. Each category will have One Winner as well as a Best Overall. The entry deadline is September 30th. This event benefits The Montgomery Lions Club Charities. For more information visit PCA Panther Prowl 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run October 20; 7:00 a.m. Prattville Christian Academy 322 Old Farm Lane, Prattville 334-285-0077

AHSAA Volleyball Super Regional October 24, 25, 26 Montgomery Multiplex at Cramton Bowl 1215 Madison Avenue 334-263-6994 The AHSAA Super Regionals will take place in the Multiplex at Cramton Bowl from October 24th-26th. For more information visit AHSAA.Com.

No Puts, No Glory October 24; 6:00 p.m. Biscuits’ Riverwalk Stadium 200 Coosa Street; 334-273-2297 The Cancer Wellness Foundation of Central Alabama presents Mini Golf…Like you’ve never seen! There will be two 9-hole courses of custom-built fun, a party with food & beverages and an auction! Non-putters are welcome! Come out to support local cancer patients! For more information visit: www. Ray Parker Jr. October 24; 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. The Davis Theatre 251 Montgomery Street 334-241-9567 This Detroit native, singer, songwriter, guitarist and producer started out at 13 in the legendary Motown studios, then continued his professional career at the age of 18 as a member of Stevie Wonder's band. Ray Parker Jr.'s live show is a fun filled, rockin' R&B extravaganza of hit songs and good times. Haunting on the Harriott II October 26; 8:00 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Montgomery Parks and Recreation 200 Coosa Street; 334-625-2100 The Haunting on the Harriott II Cruise boards at 8 pm, departs at 8:30 pm and returns to dock at 10:30 pm. This cruise is for 21 and over only! There will be live entertainment, cash bar and concessions available as well as a costume contest with prizes! For pricing information visit:

Monster Mash October 25; 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. The Courtyard 2101 East Boulevard; 334-409-0522 The Montgomery Ballet Presents: Monster Mash in the Courtyard. For tickets please call 334-409-0522. Willie Nelson and Family October 27; 7:30 p.m. Montgomery Performing Arts Center 201 Tallapoosa Street; 334-4815100 One of the most recognized artists in country music, Willie Nelson wrote his first song at the age of seven, joined his first band at 10 and over the course of his career has recorded more than sixty studio albums. Willie Nelson is a figurehead of Outlaw Country, a sub category of country music that developed in the late 1960’s as a reaction to the conservative Nashville sound. Eastbrook Shopping Center Annual Goblin Walk October 31; 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Eastbrook Shopping Center 401 Coliseum Blvd; 334-270-1456 Come out for the Annual Goblin Walk at Eastbrook Shopping Center. The Eastbrook-Morningview Neighborhood Association and participating businesses will be giving out candy and treats to all the neighborhood kids! Alice Cooper October 31; 8:00 p.m. Montgomery Performing Arts Center 201 Tallapoosa Street 334-481-5100 Considered “The Godfather of Shock Rock,” Alice Cooper is one of the most beloved heavy metal entertainers of all time. Cooper draws inspiration from horror movies, vaudeville and garage rock to put together performance designed to shock.

Local Veteran to Receive the Gift of Sound October 25, November 8 DeRamus Hearing Centers 2809 Chestnut Street 334-543-0034 In honor of our armed forces, DeRamus Hearing Centers will be giving away a pair of top-quality digital hearing aids and many other prizes to one of our Alabama veterans. A panel of local citizens will read all submissions and choose the lucky winner, who will receive a free hearing evaluation, hearing aids ($4000 retail value), free hearing aid batteries for life, and free follow up visits for life. Not only that, but a luxurious limousine, courtesy of Touch of Class Limousines, will carry the winner in style to a party in their honor, hosted by DeRamus Hearing and catered by Eastside Grille. After all this, the winner will be able to use the Gift of Sound to enjoy lively conversation with a friend or loved one at a free dinner for two, courtesy of Eastside Grille. Alabamians are invited to submit a beloved veteran’s inspirational story. (Veterans are also invited to submit their own stories!) Entries should be 500 words or less and may be submitted at deramushearinginc. com/community.asp or by post to Attn: Veterans Day Giveaway, DeRamus Hearing Centers, 2809 Chestnut St., Montgomery, AL 36107. All submissions must be received on or before October 25, 2013. The winner will be announced November 8, 2013. Employees of DeRamus Hearing, Touch of Class, and Eastside Grille are excluded from winning and from inclusion in the panel of judges.




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1 AAA Auto Rental 16 Alabama Shakespeare Festival 18 Alabama State University Theater 2 American Forest Management 3 Artistic Expressions 36 Auburn University Montgomery 4 Biscuits Baseball 35 Cafe Louisa 38 Carrabba's Italian Grill 51 Chris' Hot Dogs 47 Churchill Academy 7 Cronier’s Fine Jewelry 52 Deramus Hearing 8 Dougs 2 Salon 9 Eastside Grille 10 Filet & Vine 11 Fine Line Engravers & Gifts 12 Fitzgerald Museum 13 Green Gate School 14 Holy Cross Episcopal School 43 Hue Studio 17 Lee & Lan Florist 19 Looney’s SuperSkate 35 Louisa’s Bakery 25 Lush Makeup Art 6 Macon East Academy 20 McPhillips Shinbaum, LLP 24 Mela’s Boutique 28 Montgomery Antique Gallery 21 Montgomery Humane Society 37 Montgomery Medical Supply 49 Midtown Pizza 46 Old Alabama Town 5 Pediatrics at Twilight 45 Primary EyeCare 50 Prissy Paws 26 Resolution Camps 27 Riverfront Facilities 29 Steak ’n Shake 22 Studio South 30 Taylor Crossing Animal Hospital 32 The Shoppes of My Kids Attic 34 The Space Walker 35 Tomatino's Pizza and Bake Shop 33 Tonya Speed’s Dance 53 Troy University Montgomery 39 Two Blessings Gift Boutique 41 State Farm - Henry Hernandez 42 Triton Sports Apparel 44 Walker 360 54 Wilson Shaw IT

October 2013 The Pride of Montgomery  
October 2013 The Pride of Montgomery  

The October issue of The Pride has great articles about local businesses, including Fine Line Engravers & Gifts, hue studio, Macon East Acad...