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September 2012

Taylor Crossing

Animal Hospital

The Multiplex at Cramton Bowl The recently constructed

immense indoor sports facility,

courts, two indoor soccer fields

Multiplex was built primarily

which opened in June of 2012.

or five indoor tennis courts as

to accommodate large sporting

The 20,000 square foot bottom

well as seating for various events.

events. In addition, it may also

floor is on the same level as the

be the site for large community

Cramton Bowl field and houses

At the present time, numerous

events which require a vast

two football dressing rooms

sporting events as well as large

amount of space such as the

along with two locker rooms.

community events have been

Holiday Market. Because of all

Other features of the building

scheduled for the Multiplex

of the events the building can

include a banquet area which

at Cramton Bowl. The River

accommodate, its name was

overlooks the field of Cramton

Region is excited about having


Bowl, a hospitality area on the

the opportunity to host large

South Mezzanine, and the main

events that will make an

Constructed adjacent to the

floor with 57,600 square feet

enormous economic impact on

newly renovated Cramton

which can accommodate 15

our area.

Bowl, the new Multiplex is an

volleyball courts or six basketball


A Word from our Mayor

A Time to Remember

Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange This month, we mark the 11th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, a day that changed America forever. We are called upon to stop and remember those tragic events across the fields of Pennsylvania, the shining towers in New York City, and at the cradle of our military strength – the Pentagon. 11 Years later, we will remember the people we lost, and demonstrate the perseverance we have shown since that fateful day – an event so despicable – designed to defeat the will and spirit of the American people. In unison, America says "No!" This unspeakable act united us against a common foe called terrorism. Although changing the way we live, it united us against an enemy wishing to destroy our American way. United we stand and together we will never fall. Freedom is not free, and this month, we show our gratitude to all those who paid full measure, to those who brought help and comfort to those tragic innocent souls, and to those heroes that we may never know by name, only by deeds that will be remembered and honored forever. 4

Heroes like Captain Paddy Brown. “I refuse the order,” said Captain Paddy Brown/NYFD Ladder 3, after being ordered to get out of the World Trade Center. “I’m here up on the 44th floor and I’ve got too many burnt people with me. I’m not leaving them.” Captain Brown, all of the men from Ladder 3, and the victims they were treating, perished in the tower’s collapse. President George W. Bush three months later said, “Now, we have inscribed a new memory alongside those others. It’s a memory of tragedy and shock, of loss and mourning. But not only of loss and mourning. It’s also a memory of bravery and self-sacrifice, and the love that lays down its life for a friend – even a friend whose name it never knew.” “Sir, I refuse the order.” In so refusing, Captain Paddy Brown, along with countless others died for their nameless but not unnamed friends. Now, 11 years later, the people of the United States, people in the river region, and people around the world continue to mourn the tremendous loss of innocent life on that fateful day.

Now, 11 years later, thousands of men and women in the United States Armed Forces remain in harm’s way defending our country against those who seek to threaten and destroy our way of life. Now, on the 11th anniversary of this tragic day, our thoughts are with all of the victims of September 11, 2001, and their families. Their lives, as well as ours, were changed forever on that fateful day in the early morning when the dew was still on the roses and renewed hope for a new day was replaced with grief and sorrow. Now, 11 years later we stop to remember, to grieve, and to reflect on that day. Let us determine that we will never forget, and in our remembrance and reflection, give praise and honor to those brave souls that stood and today stand in harm's way to protect and defend our American way - those dreams of a better life and a better tomorrow. Thank them for the privilege and the honor to be free. God bless each and every one of you and God bless the United States of America!


On the Cover



Publisher Frank K. Rho

Editor Virginia Saunders Creative Director Emily Cobern Operations Manager Allie Manzari Advertising Representatives Donna Ellis Virginia Saunders Graphic Design Jonathon Kohn Contributing Photographers Dreamers Photography by Adrienne Quick Adrian Freeman Photography Front Cover Photography Jon Cook & Barrett Bailey of High 5 Productions Webmaster High 5 Productions Contributing Writers Sherry DeBray Rebekah Edwards Corey & Donna Ellis Henry Hernandez Kasey Hope Allie Manzari Dr. Kalai Mugilan Kimberly Ramsey Dr. Frank K. Rho Brett Richardson Dr. Phil Mitchell, DVM

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Taylor Crossing Animal Hospital Since 1990, Taylor Crossing Animal Hospital has been a leader in providing the highest standards of compassionate care and comprehensive veterinary services. Their reputation keeps them at the top of the field in the River Regions, as the proud recipient of the Montgomery Chamber of Commerce (COSBE) small business award and being voted the Best Veterinary Practice since 2005 by readers of The Montgomery Advertiser. All your pet’s needs, from routine annual visits to major surgeries to boarding and grooming to day care, can be taken care of at Taylor Crossing Animal Hospital’s modern, newly expanded facility. Drs. Philip V. Mitchell, Robert M. Speight Jr., and Zeb A. King are three dedicated and compassionate veterinarians who stay current on the latest veterinary health techniques and research. In addition, Taylor Crossing Animal Hospital maintains state-of-the-art diagnostic tools for patient care including digital xray, otoscope, laser, ultrasound and blood analyzers. To further support their goal for exceptional pet care, the hospital has an onsite technician living at the facility who provides continued care for hospitalized patients after the business is closed for the day. As a full service facility, Taylor Crossing Animal Hospital also offers boarding, grooming, dog training, and doggie day care services. Here, your pet will get the perfect balance of TLC and exercise. Pictured on the cover is Grace Bonham, a two year old Golden Retriever, taking her daily swim during her day care experience. Grace, along with many of her friends enjoy safe, supervised social play with Taylor Crossing’s professional Doggie Day Care Team. It is a known fact, pets come with their tails “wagging” and leave with their “tongues” dragging. Whether you are new to the area or looking for a change with your current pet care, Taylor Crossing Animal Hospital has something to offer every pet owner. For more information visit them at www., call 334-260-8787 or come by for a tour. Tours are offered Monday-Friday from 11:00am-2:00pm. 5

In This Issue Departments Spotlight 8 Health & Fitness 14 Life Lessons 20 Good Taste 24 Faith 32 Education Station 36 Kid’s Corner 40 Meow Woof Chirp 44 The Parking Lot 46 Insurance 101 48 Shopping 50 Worth A Look 56 Datebook 58 Map It Out 62 Advertisers Alabama Shakespeare Festival 6 American Forest Management 47 Artistic Expressions 37 Alabama State Theater 21 Auburn University Montgomery 39

Chick Fil A Prattville 30 Chick Fil A RSA Tower 28 Child Evangelism Fellowship 33 Churchill Academy 37 City of Montgomery 311 22 Cupcakes by Tish 29 Doug's 2 Salon 57 Dreamers Photography 53 Eastern Hills Baptist Church 33 Eastside Grille 27 Filet & Vine 24 Fine Line Engravers & Gifts 52 First Congregational Christian Church 35 Fitzgerald Museum 16 High 5 Productions 17 Holy Cross Episcopal School 38 Hue Studio 52 It’Za Gift & Interiors 51 Jim ’n Nicks 31 Lee & Lan Florist 41 Line-X 46 Looney’s SuperSkate 43

Lush Makeup Art 56 Marquirette's Fine Jewelry 9 Mary Kay 57 McPhillips Shinbaum, LLP 23 McQuick Printing 7 Mela's Boutique 55 Montgomery Humane Society 45 Montgomery Multisport 22 Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts 42 Montgomery Spine Center 19 NY Gold & Diamond Buyers 11 Primary EyeCare 15 Resolution Camps 12 Riverfront Park 16,21 Sa Za Italian Back Cover State Farm, Henry Hernandez 49 Steak ’n Shake 25 Taylor Crossing Animal Hospital 45 The Look Boutique 52 The Shoppes of My Kids Attic 42 Tonya Speed’s Dance 42 Triton Performance Apparel 12 Troy University 13

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Sights To See

Party The Junior Executive Board of the American Cancer Society hosted their 2nd Annual BlackOut Cancer Party on Friday, August 10, 2012 at the Alley Bar in the downtown entertainment district of Montgomery. Guests of the party were encouraged to wear all black to keep the motto of blacking out cancer. Suzanna Wasserman, the American Cancer Society’s Staff Partner for the event said, “Dress Up, Dress Down, Just Wear All Black.” The JEB President Leigha Cauthen and Vice President, Rachael Saucer, greeted each patron with a trip on the red carpet and a gift bag with coupons from ExVoto Vintage and Tish’s Cupcakes, gifts and other items from local businesses and the American Cancer Society. Nearly 300 guests of all ages were in attendance for this exciting and moving night. Sponsors gave generously, businesses kindly donated items for the Silent Auction, red ribbons were sold for awareness and all the money collected will benefit programs and services for the American Cancer Society in Central Alabama as well as continuous research to end this disease. The night was full of laughter, singing, dancing and delicious treats from local restaurants in the Montgomery area. Zoe’s, Gigi’s Cupcakes, and Carraba’s were some of the food vendors who graciously gave their time, and delicious food to make the evening feel complete. Over 100 items were donated for this event which included weekend getaways at various Marriott hotels and Willow Point Golf & Country Club at Lake Martin from Russell Lands, amazing dinner packages from Bone Fish Grille, La Jolla, Midtown Pizza Kitchen and many more, as well as a trip on the Coosa River. Guests were also able to partake memorable and funny photos in the photo booth provided by Capitol Film Works and dance to the music of Cockeyed Camel. The night ended on a high note with raising $20,000 for the American Cancer Society.


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A gift of appreciation… an artful way to say thank you to your valued customers, friends and family.

A gift of help… A way to add a charitable component to your annual gift giving.

A gift of hope. offering the chance for those with cancer to focus their attention solely on battling their disease.

Who is the Cancer Wellness Foundation of Central Alabama? Founded in 1997, CWF is a non-profit 501c3 charitable organization dedicated to helping local cancer patients with medications, transportation, patient advocacy and social services. Who are the Holidays of Hope artists? All are Alabama artists with a charitable spirit and who, like all of us, have been touched in some way by cancer. How can I customize Holidays of Hope to make it special for MY recipients? Customizing your message can be as simple as including your corporate logo or composing a special message for each individual gift recipient on your list. When will the 2011 greetings be available? The 2011 artist and Holidays of Hope greeting will be unveiled around October 1. Who can I call with questions? Susan Bruchis, Executive Director of CWF and her entire staff are glad to answer any of your questions about Holidays of Hope and the work of the Foundation. (334) 273-2279

We’re painting the world of Central Alabama cancer patients a different color.

Limited edition art greeting prints from original works for corporate and individual gift giving.

The Cancer Wellness Center of Central Alabama is getting ready to unveil their art work for this year’s Holidays of Hope card. This year’s artist, Carol Barksdale, is local to this community. These cards are for both individuals and businesses to send. The “unveiling” of her artwork for the card will be at a Preview Party in October.

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Ann Key of Charis Crafters, a Christian women’s club in Wetumpka, gives a donation/ check received by Lucile Waller of Cancer Wellness Foundation of Central Alabama


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If a university would commit to this endeavor, imagine the type of graduates it would produce. They would be lifelong learners, taught to think beyond the present and prepared to see tomorrow’s answers. They would have giving, empathetic hearts. Most importantly, they would be moved to action – seeking careers that serve the greater community. They would be Troy University students and alumni. If you are called to serve a greater purpose, then Troy University is the university you’re looking for.

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Health & Fitness DR. RHO KNOWS... GUMS & TEETH by Frank K. Rho, DDS

I’ll be honest with you. I have a phobia. Bugs... Arrrrrgh... I hate them. One time, I was lying on the floor of my bedroom wrestling around with my dog, and I felt something crawling up against my back. It was one of those big cockroach water bugs with their big antennae, evil black eyes and 12-inch fangs. I instantly gained superpowers and flew up to my feet, did a triple airborne somersault half gainer and landed twelve feet away. My dog is forever traumatized. It shouldn’t make sense. I’m 6 feet tall. The water bug was a couple inches at best. If it came down to a one on one fight, with the water bug in one corner and myself in the other, it would be no contest. One well placed foot by me, and the championship would be all mine. But phobias are funny. When one of those things crawl by me, a strange tightening sensation goes up my spine starting from my tailbone, activating every nerve with a tingle, which turns into a full on shivering by the time it reaches the top of my head. I feel my hair rise, and all I can do is look around in embarrassment to see if anyone is amused by my impromptu break dance. My brain says it’s just a little harmless bug but my physiology doesn’t agree one bit. Almost every day in my practice, I’ll see someone come in with a pretty major dental problem who is in a good amount of pain. It is usually a person who doesn’t see the dentist very often because of the same phobia. A vast majority of the time it is because of an abscessed tooth. If you’ve never 14

experienced this before, I’m truly grateful and I hope you never do. If you have, you know what kind of pain this can be. It’s excruciating, its relentless, treatment for it is more complicated and expensive and you could end up losing the tooth altogether. The saddest thing about it is that it could have been prevented. This big problem just about always starts as a small, comparatively minor problem. In my office, 90% of the patients that I regularly see every six months have no dental issues. The patients that I see who have major dental issues are those who have avoided the dentist for a number of years. When we dentists see someone for the first time, our goal is to get them from where they are, if they have any dental problems, to the 90% who, hopefully, will never have to have another dental procedure besides their routine cleaning. Phobia of the dentist is common. It’s been studied that over 60% of the population has some dental phobia of some degree. And I really don’t think the other 40% are actually jumping up and down. Today’s dentistry is constantly changing and improving for the better. The materials and techniques have improved dramatically. We’ve come great strides to giving procedures that are quick, comfortable and painless. In my opinion, one of the best advances we have made is in our ability to manage dental anxiety and generally make your visits more comfortable. I’ve been involved with a number of young dentists who are setting up new dental practices across the country and one of the most exciting things about

it is how important to them it is to make their practice as comfortable and warm as possible. Gone are the cold, hard, plastic, smelly, scary, rooms and whitewashed, monotone, staff robots set on “miserable.” Even some of us dentists are beginning to get a personality. This trend is just a part of an intention to create an environment that is more comfortable to you, our patients. Unfortunately, we can’t completely eliminate all dental anxiety just from having more plants. For people who have dental anxiety and even true phobias, there are medications we can prescribe for you before any treatment is done. I have had some patients who were visibly shaking when I visited with them. They hadn’t seen a dentist in years because of their trepidation and were forced to come to me because the pain in their mouth had just become too unbearable. When they have dental work done with the help of medication, all of them say “I wish I had known about this earlier!” If you have any dental anxiety, talk to your dentist about it. In today’s dentistry, there is always a way to make your visits as easy, painless and comfortable as possible. As far as bugs. I can’t help you there… 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.



Health & Fitness

It's Not A

Quick Fix by Corey & Donna Ellis Resolution Fitness Camp

This has truly been a testy year for individuals trying to live a healthier lifestyle. The moment I see a difference in many client's bodies (fitness camp or personal training), and those same individuals are feeling a difference with his or her physiques, he or she quit on themselves. I'm not speaking for all, but there are so many more people right now that are falling to his or her own mental block and or emotional rage. You cannot allow yourself to lose focus of your goal. Is it a difficult, on going process? Yes. Do I know exactly what you're going through? No. Does it take time to begin seeing results? Yes! Your first initial day of changing your mindset, you knew it would not be an easy task. Once you entered into the mindset of, "I'm willing and ready to change my lifestyle and body no matter what," you had to have come to the conclusion that there is NO quick fix. When you actually just sit back and think about it, it's not as long of a process as you make it out to be. It just takes getting started on the task, and staying consistent. No! One or two months of boot camp or personal training is not going to get your body exactly how you want it to be. It takes a little more time than that unless your body is already in a position to begin building muscle, definition, and sculpting. If you're not at that level yet, sit back, hold tight, and enjoy the ride. What is it about the process of obtaining good health, and a better-looking body that individuals can't stay consistent? Most individuals want the results to take place tomorrow. I totally understand the reasons behind why people seek the next best diet plan, weight loss pill, or cosmetic surgery to better the way he or she looks. You what though, it's not a quick fix. I've always been told 18

that, anything worth having is worth working for. That advice from a young age is becoming more and more prevalent as the years role by. If you don't actually put in the effort to change the way you eat, and or strive to make exercise a part of your daily routine, you probably won't sustain the progress of any fly by diet or surgery. I'm not against any one taking extra measures to enhance him or herself. I also think that it's something to be said when an individual actually takes the proper measures to improve self first, then seek enhancement. We only express the importance of the process with lifestyle change, because it's a very important step that people need to begin taking more seriously. So many more young (30’s and 40’s) adults, and kids that are passing away from us because of major health related issues. It's sweeping the world, and we're continuously striving to be a small voice to the River Region's community about getting healthier. Stop putting off signing up for that boot camp. Preferably, Resolution Camp! Go ahead and get that membership at your local gym. Planet Fitness, if you don't have a preference. Make the effort to do something. Get up off of the couch, and stop with the excuses. Be like Nike: "Just Do It!" Remember, if you ever need help with going through your lifestyle change process, contact us (Resolution Fitness). We're just a phone call or email away. Corey & Donna Ellis Owners of Resolution Fitness Camps 504.915.7879



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On Beauty, On Belonging, On Brilliance Dr. Kalai Mugilan, MA, MPH, PHD


n the last three articles, a case was made for all of us that we are beautiful, that we are actually beautiful because we all know “attractive” people turn ugly when they act or say something ugly, and “ugly” people turn beautiful when they act or say something beautiful in a split second. Similarly, we seek to belong when there is no need to ask permission to belong, and we seek to be brilliant, when all of us are already brilliant, while forgetting that brilliance is not pegged on being accurate or correct. Brilliance is a state of mind to know. Brilliant people are not hung on being accurate or correct, so they are glad when they are constantly corrected and hunger to learn things.


ere is the kicker to these peculiarly beautiful concepts. The opposite of these three concepts that we are ugly, nobody wants us and we are stupid are shocking and can produce unexpected results. These concepts in our mind are dangerous and detrimental to one’s self worth.


or instance, before a woman or man is to be made like she or he is stuck or enslaved to any relationship in spite of however abusive, especially physically abusive, the dynamics of the relationship is tied in to the above concepts. Before a woman or man is to be broken down, the abuser needs only to do three things: make him or her feel ugly (not beautiful), and he or she does not belong to anyone or anything (not belong), and


she is stupid (not brilliant). The moment these concepts are established in the victim’s head, regardless of the abuse, the victim would never leave. She or he believes she could not figure anything out for herself because she is after all stupid, and nobody wants him or her because she does not belong anywhere to anyone, after all he or she is ugly, who wants him or her anyways? I believe this is the reason why most people in abusive relationships do not leave no matter how much we beg them to leave.


he above scenario is so sad. In fact, people stuck in these places will remain that way, sometimes to their death, having no clue how to leave because, their intelligence has been made to feel like it has been taken away, and their sense of belonging has been taken away, and their sense of beauty has been snatched away.


n the other hand, if you take a child that has severe physical retardation and problems, and you told that the child, that he or she is beautiful because our heart smiles when we see them. And say things like, “I am happy you are in my life.” And, we tell the child, “you are brilliant, you can do anything if you put your mind to it,” and if we tell that child, “you are mine, you belong in my life.” I suspect the child’s effort to simply be alive and be the best he or she can be goes up tremendously. If the above affirmation were true for this child, why would it not work for you and me?


call the above concepts of beauty, brilliance and beautiful as the wisdoms of our grandparents. Some grandparents will look at their grandbaby and ooze and brag about how beautiful their grandbaby is, regardless of how not attractive the baby is. And these grandparents will glow with pride on how smart their grandbaby is, regardless of whether the child is a special needs child or not. These special grandparents will also claim no matter what, the child is theirs; they will claim ownership of that grandbaby. These behaviors have nothing to do with being neither accurate nor correct; it is simply a claim that empowers the soul.


inally, if these concepts are this profound, perhaps it can do us good to heal and empower our own lives by claiming that we are beautiful (not that other people are ugly), or we are brilliant (not that other people are stupid), and that we belong (not that other people do not belong). Since not all of us have grandparents who will claim these things about us, I suggest doing these to ourselves, by simply talking to ourselves. You are beautiful, brilliant and you belong to my world.

Dr. Kalai Mugilan received his Doctorate of Health Promotion/Medical Sociology. He is 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.

Alabama State University Department of Theatre Arts presents

Crowns A Gospel Musical with "Hattitude" Written by Regina Taylor Director by Dr. Wendy R. Coleman Featuring ASU Theatre Majors Daniela Cobb ~ Jasmine Gatewood Britney Alfred ~ Heavenly Chambliss Antonio Woodard Show Dates: Thursday – Saturday September 27 – 29, 2012 ~ 7:00 P.M. Nightly Leila Barlow Theatre in the Tullibody Fine Arts Complex 845 South Jackson Street, Montgomery, Alabama 36105 High School Matinees (Reservations Required) Wednesday & Thursday, September 26 & 27 at 11:00 A.M. For more information, call (334) 229 – 6929 or 6739 Email to Tickets available at Group Discounts Available (Must call to arrange)

Photos Courtesy of David Campbell

This musical is a tribute to church hats and the African American women for whom they are symbolic crowns. Crowns tells the story of a Brooklyn girl, Yolanda, who is sent “down South” to live with her grandmother following the death of her brother due to street violence. She is convinced that this is a punishment she won’t survive! But her grandmother, Elsie Shaw, and her friends, The Hat Queens, use their own life stories to reconnect and ground this young lady. Her supposed exile leads to her exploration of black cultural history and helps her find her own identity. Featuring songs like When the Saints Go Marching In, That’s Alright, and I Got a Crown Up in That Kingdom, this musical will have audiences laughing, crying, and rejoicing at the same time! You don’t want to miss it!


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Lek’s Taste of Thailand 5421 Atlanta Hwy 334-244-8994

Hibachi Grill & Supreme Buffet 6561 Atlanta Hwy 334-260-7799 181D Eastern Blvd 334-260-6111

Midori 5824 Woodmere Blvd 334-593-1754

Bombay Masala 109 Eastern Blvd 334-272-8510 Buffet City 5461 Atlanta Hwy 334-279-1678 Choices Restaurant 80 Commerce St 334-262-0888

Ming’s Garden 1741 Eastern Blvd 334-277-8188

Street Café 2777 Eastern Blvd 334-396-2232 The Super Buffet 5831 Atlanta Hwy 334-215-0055 Sushi Café 3004 Zelda Rd 334-819-7060

Sushi Yama 2070 Eastern Blvd 334-612-7800 Thai Gratiem 8868 Minnie Brown Rd 334-215-9960 Top China 9160 EastChase Pkwy 334-270-1668 Bakery

Cupcakes by Tish 1940 Mulberry Street 334-625-0999 Barbeque

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


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Chappy's Deli Recipe of the Month Miss Dolly's Ham Salad 1 lbs. Coarse chopped ham. Straight off the bone is best. 1/4 cup sweet pickle relish 1/4 cup Olive Oil Mayo 1/4 cup French's Yellow Mustard Combine and enjoy!

Montgomery's classic eatery, Chappy's Deli, is thriving and has been since November of 1989. With three locations in Montgomery and one in Auburn, Chappy's is a favorite local hangout. The menu is ever expanding and features unique grill items and a full breakfast.

Kids eat free every day when accompanied by a paid adult. Chappy's Deli also has a fantastic catering menu along with free local delivery. The Barranco family, founders of Chappy's Deli, began their restaurant ventures with fine businesses like Sandwich Shoppes, Orange Bowl, and Old Towne Deli in the late 1970's. Then, in the late 80's, Chappy's was opened on Perry Hill Road, as a simple southern deli.

Through the years, Chappy's expanded to locations on Vaughan Road, Baptist South, and their Glenn Avenue location in Auburn. Chappy's number one goal is customer satisfaction. With individual hospitality and professionalism, you are sure to be impressed! Visit to place a catering order or join their E-Club for a free sandwich on your birthday! 26

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Good Taste 115 Montgomery St 334-269-3302

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

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

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

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

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

Casual Dining

Sophia’s BBQ 1055 Adams Ave 334-269-1177

All City Coney Island 701 Madison Ave 334-819-4100

Varsity BBQ 5471 Atlanta Hwy 334-279-5444

Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar 3001 Carter Hill Rd 334-264-9064 3195 Taylor Rd 334-274-0009 6601 Atlanta Hwy 334-279-1902


Café Louisa 1034 E Fairview Ave 334-264-4241

California Yogurt Kraze 3010 Zelda Rd 334-356-3716

Café M One Museum Dr 334-240-4333 Cool Beans at Café De Art

California Yogurt Kraze 7730 Vaughn Rd 334-215-9135

Roux 503 Cloverdale Rd 334-356-3814

Chili’s 7355 EastChase Pkwy 334-270-1973

Ruby Tuesday 1310 Eastern Blvd 334-396-0224

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

Ruby Tuesday 6970 EastChase Loop 334-215-2285

32 Degrees Yogurt Bar 7030 EastChase Pkwy 334-272-4773

Dreamz 511 E Edgemont Ave 334-239-7303

Sinclair’s 1051 E Fairview Ave 334-834-7462 7847 Vaughn Rd 334-271-7654

The Tipping Point 5015 Hampstead High 334-260-9110

The Exchange at Renaissance Hotel 201 Tallapoosa St 334-481-5165 Island Delights 323 Air Base Blvd 334-264-0041 Nancy’s Italian Ice 7976 Vaughn Rd 334-356-1403

Smoothie King 7026 EastChase Pkwy 334-356-5621 Smoothies & Things Café 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 Steak ’n Shake Prattville 2313 Cobbs Ford Rd. 334-290-0036

Fine Dining

The Chophouse at 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

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Ham & High 5251 Hampstead High 334-239-9982

Mellow Mushroom 7915 Vaughn Rd 334-213-6443

The House Restaurant at Renaissance Montgomery Hotel 201 Tallapoosa St 334-481-5166

Midtown Pizza Kitchen 2940 Zelda Rd 334-399-0080

La Jolla Restaurant & Bar 6854 EastChase Pkwy 334-356-2600 Michael’s Table 2960 Zelda Rd 334-272-2500 Olive Room 121 Montgomery St 334-262-2763 Greek

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 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

Olive Garden 2700 Eastern Blvd 334-260-9220 Pizza Perfect 428 Coliseum Blvd 334-244-7721 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

Cantina 130 Commerce St Suite 103 334-262-2339 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 Cuisine 7921 Vaughn Rd 334-260-9096

Salsaritas 8015 Vaughn Rd 334-356-5430

Los Cabos Cantina 1801 Eastern Blvd 334-277-7571

San Marcos Mexican 61 N Burbank Dr 334-279-6680

Los Ranchos 127 Eastern Blvd 334-270-1509

Santa Fe Express 15 Commerce St 334-262-7676

Los Vaqueros 2195 Eastern Blvd 334-277-8339

Taqueria El Cantaro 1130 Ann St 334-356-7361

Moe’s Southwest Grill 2900 Zelda Rd 334-273-9198

Tipico De Mexico 3441 Malcolm Dr 334-356-0459

Moe’s Southwest Grill 7028 EastChase Pkwy 334-356-3333 No Way Jose 5338 Atlanta Hwy 334-396-2222 No Way Jose 8844 Minnie Brown Rd 334-819-7363


Bonefish Grill 7020 EastChase Pkwy 334-396-1770 Capitol Oyster Bar at The Marina 617 Shady St 334-288-4217


Good Taste Jubilee Seafood 1057 Woodley Rd 334-262-6224 Red Lobster 300 Eastdale Cir 334-277-0780

Farmhouse Kitchen 5251 Hampstead High St 334284-8989 Filet & Vine 431 Cloverdale Rd 334-262-8463

Ric & Mos 3150 Watchman Dr 334-517-1140

Fried Tomato Buffet 6050 Atlanta Hwy 334-244-6162

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

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

Young Barn Pub and Oyster Bar 5331 Young Barn Rd 334-819-7423

Golden Corral 1480 Eastern Blvd 334-532-0020

Southern Style

A Social Event/Bandanas 301 Jefferson St 334-265-9113 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 Eastbrook Café 520 Coliseum Blvd 334-272-2438 Eastside Grille 6667 Atlanta Hwy 334-274-1200 Farmers Market Café 315 N McDonough St 334-262-1970


Isaiah’s Restaurant 135 Mildred St 334-265-9000 Mamma Nem’s 1200 Eastern Blvd 334-420-6262 Martin’s Restaurant 1796 Carter Hill Rd 334-265-1767


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Mary B’s Buffet 3428 Atlanta Hwy 334-279-7890

Baumhower’s Restaurant 2465 Eastern Blvd 334-271-1831

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

Baumhower’s Restaurant 201 S Union St 334-263-8800

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

Buffalo Wild Wings 7971 Vaughn Rd 334-215-7977

Piccadilly Cafeteria 2610 Eastern Blvd 334-271-6189

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

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

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

Wagon Wheel Café 1961 Maxwell Blvd 334-265-9979

Wingers Sports Grill 2773 Bell Rd 334-277-3379

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Don't Miss It . . . Rev. Dr. Wendy R. Coleman

Promise yourself that you'll be the LIGHT in someone's life today. Make it up in your mind that somehow, somewhere, in some moment, you'll help bring a smile to a face, some happiness to a heart, some joy to a soul, some sunshine into a dark situation. Once you make up your mind to be the LIGHT in someone's life today, God will provide the perfect opportunity for you to keep your promise. Don't miss it . . . Promise yourself that you'll be the LOVE in someone's life this week. Maybe it'll be a family member who just needs to be reminded that they are valued and appreciated. It might be a friend who hasn't heard from you in years and is longing to hear your voice on the other end of the phone. Or it could be a complete stranger who's standing at the edge of an abyss that your loving spirit can bring them back from. Once you make up your mind to be the LOVE in someone's life this week, God will provide the perfect opportunity for you to keep your promise. Don't miss it . . .


Promise yourself that you'll be the LAUGHTER in someone's life this month. When you laugh from the depth of your soul, someone will catch it. It'll be like a fire of happiness spreading without control and burning up sadness, anger, disappointment, confusion. Just let it out. Feel it in your toes and let it come all the way up to your throat. Then just open your mouth and laugh out loud. Don't try to hide it. When you feel that smile coming on, it's a sign. God is providing you with the perfect opportunity to keep your promise. Don't miss it . . . Whenever we make it our purpose to do good works & to bless others, God sends angels to arrange things so we can fulfill that purpose. All we have to do is stay aware, say thank you, and DON'T MISS IT! 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.

The purpose of CEF Military Children’s Ministry™ is to serve alongside military chaplains, chapels and churches in military communities to specifically meet the spiritual needs of military children. We strive to establish them in the Word of God and in the local military chapel or church for Christian living. Our programs bring continuity, consistency, and positive reinforcement of each child’s value to God, family, and the military community.

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Free Yourself . . . Let It Go!

Forgiveness is letting an offense go. Forgiveness releases you to move forward without the weight of that hurt, disappointment, anger, and sadness slowing you down.

Forgiveness frees your spirit to live again, your mind to dream again, and your soul to love again. BUT/

AND it gives you the absolute power to walk away from or remain with the person/people who hurt you with the confidence that the choice is yours because you chose to forgive. Everyone connected to us can be impacted when we hold on to the things others have done to hurt us. Sometimes the hurt is intentional. There are some mean people in the world. Sometimes it's absolutely unintended. There are a lot of us who make mistakes. But regardless of how, when, where, or by whom we are hurt, if we allow that pain to nest in the womb of our spirits, it's just like a cancer. It will eat us up from the inside out and everyone around us will wonder what's wrong. Or we'll spend so much time trying to "medicate" the hurt until we can't function or destroy ourselves in the process. Take a minute when you have time to do an honest evaluation: WHO'S HOLDING YOU HOSTAGE BECAUSE YOU WON'T FORGIVE THEM?

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. 34


Education Station SPOTLIGHT ON:

Churchill Academy

Montgomery is very fortunate to be the home of Churchill Academy, a school which meets the needs of bright and capable children with unique learning differences. These children may struggle with task focus, reading comprehension, handwriting, organization and/or other areas. They have difficulty performing in traditional school settings; however, they thrive when their social, emotional and academic needs are met in a small, structured and supportive learning environment. At Churchill, the staff focuses on student strengths as well as areas for growth. Many of the students are gifted or talented in specific areas, yet learn, and need to be taught, differently. Churchill Academy is a SACS accredited, full day school that develops an individualized program for each student based on their specific learning profile. It is a supportive atmosphere where instructors teach to student strengths, address weaknesses and encourage strategies for compensation. Churchill was founded in 1996 by Director, Lisa Hanlon Schroeder. The school’s first home was at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church. In 2003 Churchill moved to its permanent home on Ray Thorington Road. Class size is limited so that students are able to receive a significant amount of quality, one-on-one teacher time. Parents are an integral part of the program and are active participants in planning. The curriculum is multi-sensory and designed to meet the needs of diverse learners. For example, reading programs utilized include SRA Direct Instruction, Lindamood Bell Visualizing and Verbalizing, Recipe For Reading (which is based on the Orton Gillingham approach) and the Edmark whole word program. Each student is taught to read using the method which best suits his or her learning style. As parent, Martha Rutherford explains, “Since our son Thomas has attended Churchill Academy, he has made incredible progress. The small classrooms, low distraction environment, and individualized lessons are just what our son needs to succeed. The teachers are so talented at targeting our son’s ideal learning style and they teach him the way he learns best. We have been most impressed with the kindness and compassion of the staff. We are proud to be parents of Churchill Academy and grateful that our child gets to experience education at its best.” For more information about Churchill Academy, or to schedule an appointment and tour with the Director, Lisa Hanlon Schroeder, call 270-4225. You may also learn more about Churchill Academy by visiting their web site at 36


Education Station Public Schools Montgomery Public Schools 334-223-6700

Lighthouse Christian Academy 334-271-4200

Private Schools Alabama Christian Academy 334-277-1985

Macon-East Montgomery Academy 334-277-6566

Calvary Christian 334-281-9633

Montessori Academy 334-262-8685

Churchill Academy 334-270-4225 Eastwood Christian School 334-273-1164 Evangel Christian Academy 334-272-3882 Frazer Memorial 334-279-0271 Green Gate 334-281-3300 Holy Cross Episcopal School 334-395-8222


The Montgomery Academy 334-272-8210 Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School 334-272-7220

Seventh Day Adventist 334-272-6437

Faulkner University 334-272-5820

Success Unlimited Academy 334-819-8005

Fortis College 334-272-3857

Trinity Presbyterian School 334-213-2100

Huntingdon College 334-833-4497

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

Jones School of Law 334-386-7495

Sylvan Learning Center 334-262-0043

SafetyNet Academy 334-277-1334

Universities Alabama State University 334-229-4100

Saint James School 334-277-8033

Amridge University 334-387-3878

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

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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Supportive Environment With an unbeatable student-to-faculty ratio of 16:1, you will receive personal attention and support from your instructors. AUM has all the amenities and first-rate academics you might find on a larger campus, but here, you will be much more than just another face in the crowd.

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Kid's Corner

Encouragement Boxes by Kasey Hope

We all know it’s true... Words Have Power!! School has just begun, and what better way to set our children up for success than to pour affirming words into their little minds. All too often, children hear the negative little voice in their head that tells them they can’t, they aren’t good enough, or nobody likes them. Why not combat all the negativity this world throws at them with uplifting, powerful words from the people they love the most? And while we’re at it, let’s make it crafty too!

Take any old box, we chose a tissue box, and help your child paint the base coat with a thick craft paint (I recommend Americana brand) and then let them have fun designing the rest.

While your little one is decorating the box, you begin writing affirming words, things you love about your child, the gifts you see in them, and the promises for their future. Let other family members get in on it, too! Dad, grandparents, aunts, and uncles, even siblings can all write a few sentences to put into the box.

Place the box somewhere it will be seen every day to remind your special kiddo just how special they are! The first time I did this, I was amazed at how often my little girl would ask me to read and re-read each slip of paper. Soon, she had them all memorized and those affirming words were internalized into her little soul! Just give it a try and see how powerful words truly can be!!


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 5 years.


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Aging Pets and Their Care by Dr. Phil Mitchell, DVM


echnological advancements in veterinary care have allowed veterinarians to extend the life expectancy of our pets. Also, contributing to the age increase, is the increased care, better nutrition, and exercise pet owners are providing their furry friends. These are just a few of the reasons pets are living longer. As pets age, owners need to be aware of the changes that occur and the additional care needed to provide a pleasant quality of life for their special friend.

tests. Cancers, metabolic disease like diabetes, and organ deterioration (kidney disease, liver disease) are all health problems that can occur in older pets. For this reason, regular veterinary health exams, including complete blood screening and urinalysis, are an essential factor in keeping your senior pet healthy. Most diseases in senior pets can be diagnosed with blood or urine tests. These test provide a treasure trove of information providing your veterinarian proper information to make recommendations for your pet’s future care. It is a wise investment to catch easily treatable problems at the initial onset. In addition, when biannual test are done regularly it allows veterinarians the ability to monitor trends and compare panel readings from year to year.



ust like with humans, pets begin to slow down with age. It may take your pet longer to get up from a resting position or climb stairs. During exercise, your pet may need more breaks. These are all normal signs that should take place gradually. However, its the signs my clients do not see that are the ones that can rob years of enjoyment for you and your pet.

Start From The Inside:


s pet owners begin to notice a few grey hairs on their furry friend, signs of internal aging can be more discrete. This is why most veterinarians recommend twice-a-year-veterinary visits. Also, depending on your pet’s age and medical condition, your veterinarian may even recommend more frequent visits for scheduled


roper diet and exercise is also very important to the aging pet. All veterinarians have pet food brands they recommend. Without question, there are some great quality products available. However, what I stress to my clients when feeding an aging pet is to focus on the best digestible protein their budget can afford. Older pets have a harder time digesting poor quality foods, as their organs become less efficient with the aging process. This is why your veterinarian may recommend higher quality foods. The food recommended may cost more initially, however, because these brands are made specifically for the older pet’s digestion abilities, owners feed less.... the bag lasts the costs difference is usually a wash.

A Look On The Outside:


lthough your aging friend may want to spend large amounts of time napping, I have been an advocate of continued exercise. Obesity is one of the major health issues facing senior pets today. Pets need mobility and

weight management not only to ward off obesity but to also prolong arthritis symptoms and joint pain associated with obesity. If pet owners do not have time to take their pets on regular exercise excursions, enroll in a doggie day care program that emphasizes exercise and socialization. I have found in my practice that dogs who are exercised and socialized regularly cope with the aging process better. It may be harder to get the senior cat to participate in exercise, but it is important. I haven’t found a cat yet that would not chase a favorite treat at the end of a string.


xercise also helps stimulate your older pet’s mind. As your pet ages, cognitive function begins to deteriorate. Most older pets will be content to sleep the day away only arousing for bath room breaks or feeding times. However, by offering a regular gently walk helps prevent muscle atrophy, and the sights and especially the smells will keep an old friend’s mind stimulated and engaged in the world around him. Be mindful that hearing and sight may not be as keen. This means your pet may not come when you call. For this reason, I recommend keeping your older dog on a leash during exercise sessions. Older dogs can easily become disoriented in unfamiliar areas wandering too far without meaning to.


ging is a part of life. How we approach this process is correlated to the process’ outcome. As for the pet owner, advancements in technology, have allowed our pets to live longer and happier lives. By regular veterinarian visits, proper diets, and exercise, pet owner’s should be able to expand the time they have with their beloved furry friend.

Dr. Philip Mitchell has been practicing veterinary medicine for over 20 years at Taylor Crossing Animal Hospital.


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Muscle Confusion by Brett Richardson

When you think of an icon of American automotive history, such as the Corvette, images of speed and the open road are placed in our heads. A certain level of prestige is acknowledged. Maybe you think of having a toy in the driveway, or a track car for fun. Another staple of American muscle car history is the Ford Mustang. Brought into existence in 1964 after the Corvette, the Mustang was a symbol not of prestige and glamour, but American muscle at a fair price. Now, here we are in 2012 and the symbols are the same but I see a huge problem. I am a little disappointed with the power gap based on price. I do not know why it’s not all over GM’s to do list, but the fact that the Mustang has 420hp against the Corvette’s 430hp is a sin. The 2013 Mustang GT base price of $35,000 vs. the Corvette’s base price of $50,000 does not bother me, however, ten years ago, the base Corvette had 90 hp more than the Mustang GT and the base price had about the same $15,000 spread. When did this power shift occur? How could this tragedy be affecting this American icon? My opinion is when GM filed bankruptcy in 2008 and had to restructure, Ford kept punching forward in engineering and technology. Chevrolet may have lost time in the information technology race by poor management. That cost them and the American people billions of dollars. Then the well-oiled machine called the US Government steps in to save the day and restructures to take ownership of a major section. Not saying this has anything to do with my personal issue with a much more expensive sports car, but the timing is awfully coincidental. I know that the Corvette has far superior performance numbers and is substantially lighter, but come on… really? 10 horsepower? Maybe I’m missing something…. 46

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5 Critical Times to Review Your Insurance by Henry Hernandez, State Farm™ Insurance Agent

Insurance protects you, your family and your home from the unexpected, but it can only do its job if the coverage is up-to-date. Use the occasion of a major life event to make sure your insurance is still suited to your needs. Review your insurance annually or during key life changes such as these:

1. Your family configuration changes. If you’re marrying, expecting a baby, or adopting a child you’ll want to protect your growing family with adequate life insurance and disability income insurance. Losing a family member through death or divorce should also prompt a policy review. Remember to change the beneficiary designations on your existing policies as needed. 2. Your children grow up. When you have a new teen driver, adequate auto insurance is a must. Your State Farm® agent can tell you about discounts that may be available. If your student is leaving for college or has recently graduated, it’s a good time to consider personal property, liability and renters insurance for the new living arrangements. 3. You’re planning a move. Whenever your address changes, reassess your homeowners insurance to make sure the new property is adequately protected. An impending move is also a good opportunity to update your home inventory - whether you’re adding items such as new furniture or scaling back for a move to a smaller home. Even if your address doesn’t change, review your coverage when you add rooms to or significantly renovate your current home.

4. You’re starting a business. Whether you’re going to rent office space or open a home-based business, include a thorough insurance review in your start-up plans. Depending on the size of your operation, you may have to consider property and liability, commercial vehicle and workers’ compensation coverage, as well as a health care plan for employees. If you’re a sole proprietor working from home, be sure to review your homeowners plan to see that your business and equipment are fully covered. 5. You need health insurance options. In today’s rapidly changing health care environment, protecting your family’s health can be a challenge. If your current plan is up for renewal or if you’ve been downsized and need brand-new coverage, take the time to compare plan features against your family’s current or anticipated needs. Whether you have an impending life event or it’s just been awhile since you reviewed your coverage, contact your State Farm agent for assistance. The Insurance Information Institute also offers information on general insurance topics.

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chool has started and the calendar shows it’s time for football. Football season brings with it tailgating and after game parties. It’s time to find the perfect game day outfits.


hanks to creative designers, we can now sport ourselves in team colors like never before. This past year, at the Apparel Market, I found many vendors with designer fashions representing our teams. If you are an Alabama fan the fabric choice is houndstooth, and for the Tigers it’s just that… tiger prints.


hat fun it is to dress supporting our favorite teams. It’s the one event, where thousands gather, that a girl doesn’t mind seeing someone else wearing her dress. The more the merrier. Go team!


here was a time when those that painted their faces was the fashion for game day. How refreshing to see the cute dresses, tops and even hats that support our teams. In my parents’ day, dressing for a football game was like dressing for church.


y dad was an Auburn man, and I can remember him and my mom dressing for the game. Dad would have on a suit and tie, while mom was in a starched dress and heels. Well, the heels are back and game day dresses have

replaced many t-shirts and jeans. It’s really nice to see the next generation bringing back “dressing up” for the game.

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ou can find game daywear online, in your local shops, and at my shop, It’Za Gift. Support your Sherry DeBray favorite team this fall by “dressing up.” Author/ Columnist Owner of It'Za Gift in the Pepper Tree Shopping Center

Pepper Tree Shopping Center

8127 Vaughn Road 334-819-7098

A store for all ages! Find everything from clothing to jewelry to lotions to household items! It’za Gift and Interiors

Monday & Saturday 10am - 5pm Tuesday - Thursday 10am - 6pm (Closed Sunday)

Shopping Spree Finally, You Can Afford The Pearls You’ve Always Wanted.

Fine Line Engravers & Gifts Fine Line Engravers & Gifts now carries Joia De Majorca jewelry. Each piece is hand-set and carries a lifetime warranty. Perfect for bridal gifts & other special occasions.

1651 Perry Hill Rd., Next to Fresh Market 334-281-7577

Mon - Fri: 10am - 5:30pm Saturday: 10am - 3pm Visit our Facebook page for sneak peeks of new inventory!


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2015 Mulberry Street 334-239-9999 store; 334-221-2731 cell

Mela’s Boutique Do you like to make a statement with your fashion? Mela's Boutique, located on Mulberry Street, carries fashion-forward clothing, as well as shoes and accessories. This style-inspiring boutique opened its doors in April of this year.

Owner Laura Tanveer has always loved fashion. Being a Fine Arts major, Laura felt compelled to combine her passions. After being a window-dresser for 15 years, Laura took the leap and opened Mela's. Clothing featured at Mela's Boutique is full of New Orleans' flavor and New York's style. Each piece promotes individuality. Because the boutique has limited quantities of each piece, you're sure to be the most unique and best dressed where ever you go! All accessories range from $20 and under. Clothing ranges from $20 to $75. Laura sees clothing as " wearable art." Everyone can afford to look fabulous at Mela's. The boutique carries everything from Rush dresses to church clothes. Not only does the shop cater to young women, but also carries lines for infants and toddlers. Everyone has their own style, find yours at Mela's Boutique. 54

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The Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts and Montgomery Zoo are proud to announce that they will open a new shared retail space in Downtown Montgomery. The store will be called Arts Gone Wild. The space will feature merchandise from each organization and serve as a satellite box office for tickets to ASF productions, admission to the zoo and tickets to special events at the museum. The new store will be located at 200 Tallapoosa Street, across the street from the Renaissance Hotel, in one of the City’s new retail incubators. The big public opening was Saturday, April 28 and the official ribbon cutting will be held Thursday, May 3. The hours of operation will be 11am – 5pm Monday through Friday and 11am4pm on Saturdays.

Fabulous New Orleans fashion at afford able prices

Arts Gone Wild will invite visitors to Montgomery lodging in downtown hotels inside to find out more about these world class attractions which are located outside of the downtown area.

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Finding Your Perfect Eyeshadow

Finding the right eyeshadow shade can totally transform your look. Here are some tips to help you pick a shade that works for you! by Rebekah Edwards Lush Makeup Art Hazel Eyes: Hazel eyes are alot of fun because they change hues depending on the color of shadow. To enhance the green color in hazel eyes, apply reddish tones such as golden olives and burgundies. If you want to draw out the yellow tones in hazel eyes, try using a light pink shadow.

Brown Eyes: Try deep olives, greens, coppers and deep golds. These colors will brighten up the warm tones in your eyes and contrast nicely with your eye color. Blue Eyes: Bronzes, gunmetals and rose golds look great on light eyes. These shades make the blue hues "pop" and those peepers sparkle.

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Datebook The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee August 10-September 2 Alabama Shakespeare Festival One Festival Dr. 800-841-4ASF

H-I-L-A-R-I-O-U-S! Can you spell FUNTASTIC? Book by Rachel Sheinkin Music and Lyrics by William Finn. This Tony Award winning musical comedy follows six hilarious and quirky prepubescent bookworms as they journey through the torments of teen life while spelling strabismus, capybara, and phylactery. The audience even gets into the act in a show that really puts the “comedy” into “musical comedy.” Recommended for ages 13+ due to adult themes and language.

Getaway Cruise September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; 4:30 p.m.-7 p.m. Montgomery Parks and Recreation 200 Coosa St. 334-625-2100 The cruise will board at 4:30 p.m. and cruise from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Ticket Prices: $20/Adults & $15/Children. There will be Live Entertainment. Cash Bar and Concessions will be available.

This year’s Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) 5K Southern Region Championship is highlighted by a long, gradual climb up Monroe Street and an exhilarating stretch down Dexter Avenue from the State Capitol. Historic Union Station is again the setting for the start and finish of each run, as well as food, drinks, awards presentations, and many outstanding prize drawings.

Blues Cruise September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; 5:30 p.m.-8 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 p.m. - 8 p.m. Ticket Prices are $20 per adult and $15 per child. Includes Live Entertainment. Cash Bar and Concessions will be available.

Labor Day at Old Alabama Town September 3 Old Alabama Town 301 Columbus Street 334-240-4500

Return to the days before Labor Day was established in 1894 to learn how early Americans of all backgrounds toiled in 19th century Alabama. Open on Labor Day, 9am to 3pm. Admission: $10 for adults, $5 for youth ages 6-18, free to ages 5 and younger. Picnic baskets and blankets are welcome in Kiwanis Park.

James Farmer Garden Dinner & Fundraiser September 1-30 Hampstead Institute 425 Moulton Street; 334-422-9331 Call for location—Check website for dates and details. Montgomery Biscuits Baseball September 1, 2, 3 The Riverwalk Stadium 200 Coosa St. 334-323-0362 The Montgomery Biscuits (AA Affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays) play in beautiful Riverwalk Stadium located in downtown Montgomery. Enjoy MAX Fireworks, Thirsty Thursdays, Dollar Dog Tuesdays and other great promotions throughout the season. 58

River Region Runners (R3) Labor Day Run September 3; 7:30 a.m. Union Station 300 Water Street; 334-595-9786 The 5K/1 Mile Labor Day Run is the annual signature event of the River Region Runners (R3). The 5K course through downtown Montgomery is USATF-certified and challenging.

Scenic Lunch Cruise September 5; 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Montgomery Parks and Recreation 200 Coosa St. 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/person (with lunch), $9/Adult (Ride Only), and $7/ Child (Ride Only). Evening with the Curator: Recent Acquisitions September 6; 5:30 p.m. Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts 1 Museum Drive; 334-240-4369 Curator Margaret Lynne Ausfeld will introduce the newest treasures

in the galleries. The earliest of these is Medfeld, a luminous pastoral landscape by George Inness. The other painting she will present is a contemporary portrait titled Carolina Child by Stephen Scott Young. In addition, Margaret Lynne will discuss two sculptures--the marble masterpiece, Hiawatha's Marriage by Edmonia Lewis and Karen LaMonte’s extraordinary achievement in glass, Ojigi – Bowing, which was given in memory of Janis and Jimmie Sabel. Working Wonders with Watercolors September 6 & 13; 6:00-8:00 p.m. Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts 1 Museum Drive; 334-240-4369

In this series of classes, taught by a popular Troy University instructor, participants will learn to paint still life materials and sun-lit landscapes (working from photographs). Drawing inspiration from the exhibition of watercolor paintings by Walter Anderson, the emphasis in these classes will be on “light play” and layered transparent paint washes. Classes are limited to 12 students. Instructor: Russell Everett; Cost: $100 members/$145 nonmembers for the series of five classes. Harriott II Dinner Cruise September 7, 14, 21, 28 6:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Montgomery Parks and Recreation 200 Coosa St. 334-625-2100 The Harriott II Dinner Cruise boards at 6:30 p.m., Departs at 7:00 p.m. and Returns to dock at 9:00 p.m. Ticket Prices are: Dinner – Adults -

$39.95 & Children (3-12 yrs.) - $19.95; Patio - Adults $19 & Children (3-12 yrs.) - $14; and Handicap Seat (1st Deck Only) - $39.95. There will be Live Entertainment (Entertainers TBA). Cash Bar and Concessions will be available. Big Brothers Big Sisters Family Fitness Walk/Run '12 September 8; 8:00 a.m. The Shoppes at EastChase 7274 Eastchase Parkway Scenic 5K and 10K routes. Electronic chip timing system. Race day registration will begin at 6:30am. Warm-up exercises will begin at 7:45am by the fountain. The event will begin promptly at 8am. Free childcare for children 10 and under. Stay for the after-party when you complete the course. Food and free massages will be provided. Must register by Friday, August 31, 2012 to receive a t-shirt on event day. T-shirts for day-of-event registrants will be available while supplies last. Proceeds will benefit the Big Brothers Big Sisters program of Family Guidance Center of Alabama. Big Brothers Big Sisters provides one-to-one mentoring for children between the ages of 4 and 18. Be a part of this wonderful event to help us continue making a positive difference in the lives of our youth. Registration Closing Date: Wednesday, September 5, 2012 @ 11:59 PM PST. Second Saturday September 8; 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Riverfront Park 334-625-2100

Riverfront Park will be offering a FREE Event on the second Saturday of every month that will be perfect for the entire family! The event will take place from 5 p.m. until Biscuits game ENDS. Actvities Include: Live Entertainment, Interactive Activities for all ages (Bocce Ball & More), Food Vendors and Cocktails will be available at the SandBAR. Entertainment will be provided by: Reckless and Goat Hill Strings Band. Vendors include: iCantina, Dreamland, Peppertree Steaks and Wines, Cheezie's Pizza, Nancy's Italian Ice, Spacewalker and Bruster's Ice Cream. For more information please visit Preschool Picassos September 11 & 25; 1:15 p.m.-2 p.m. Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts 1 Museum Drive; 334-240-4369

Preschool (ages 2 to 6 with an adult partner). Young artists, along with their parents, explore drawing, painting, working with clay, and other art materials in this fun series of classes. Sign up for one class or the entire series! Instructors: Margaret Barber (clay); Gloria Simons (painting & mixed media) Time: 1:15 to 2 P.M. Tuesdays: July 3 & 17 (clay classes); August 14, 28; September 11 & 25 (painting & mixed media classes). Cost: $ 8 members/$12 non-members for each class; $ 40 members/$60 non-members for the series of six classes.


Datebook We are going to have a ladies night to let loose!! Paint, hang out, relax, and have some girl time!!!!! Bring in your favorite beverage and munches and enjoy a fun night out with the girls! Reservations are required. A $10 deposit is due at registration, and this goes toward the piece you paint! This is going to be a great event each month with a featured item... this month's is a Wine Glass, however you can paint whatever piece you want!! Give us a call today to join in the fun! 285-7878

Tales for Tots September 12, 10:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts 1 Museum Drive; 334-240-4369 Preschool (ages 2 to 6 with an adult partner). Special stories are presented to help young children connect with art in the Museum in this monthly FREE program. Takehome art activities are also included. Instructors: Education staff and Docents. Ekphrasis: A Monthly Book Club About Art September 12; 12 pm Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts 1 Museum Drive; 334-240-4369 Don’t miss the first book club meeting of the year. To order lunch or for the full schedule, please contact Charlene Boykin at Brunelleschi's Dome: How a Renaissance Genius Reinvented Architecture by Ross King. Filippo Brunelleschi designed and erected the famous dome over the cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, a feat of architectural daring that we continue to marvel at today. Ross King's captivating narrative brings to life the personalities and intrigue surrounding the 28 year-long construction of the dome, opening a window onto Florentine life during one of history's most fascinating eras. Robert Earl Keen September 14; 7:30 p.m. Montgomery Performing Arts Center 201 Tallapoosa Street 334-481-5100 As a singer and songwriter, Robert Earl Keen built a reputation as one of the nation’s finest musical storytellers. He paints vivid musical portraits with songs that are infused with such deep insight and humor that a new meaning and perspective is revealed with each song. His music grows even more profound with time. Artists 60

including George Strait, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Lyle Lovett and the Dixie Chicks continue to record Keen’s songs year after year. Hank Williams 89th Birthday Celebration & 9th Annual Collectors Faire September 15 Hank Williams Museum 118 Commerce Street

Celebrate the 89th birthday of the greatest songwriter in the history of music, Hank Williams. Collectors please call for booth space. Girls Night Out September 15; 6:30 p.m. Artistic Expressions 2481 Pinnacle Way, Prattville, AL 36066, 334-285-7878

ARTrek September 16 Start at RSA Tower Montgomery 201 Monroe Street; 334-206-5618 Montgomery Art Gallery Association presents ARTrek 2012 with exhibits by its member galleries in Montgomery and the River Region. Take the Trek through a variety of exhibits featuring artwork in many different styles and mediums. See the artwork, meet the artists, and enjoy the cultural event of the season. After School Art I (ages 6 to 8) September 19 & 26 3:45 p.m.-4:45 p.m. Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts 1 Museum Drive; 334-240-4369 During these weekly classes with instructor Donna Pickens & Educational Staff, students will explore different art techniques, elements of art and principles of design, related to art in the

Museum. They will use a variety of art materials to create drawings, paintings, ceramics, and sculpture, including oil and chalk pastels, colored pencils, acrylic, watercolor, and tempera paint, clay and mixed media sculpture. All supplies are provided. Class size is limited to 12 students. Cost: $125 members; $185 non-members for the series of 10 classes. After School Art II (ages 9 to 13) September 20 & 27; 4 p.m.-5 p.m. Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts 1 Museum Drive; 334-240-4369 This series of weekly classes for upper elementary and junior high students offers more advanced art techniques and principles of design, in connection with works of art and exhibitions in the Museum. Lessons will include a variety of art materials and techniques, such as drawing with pen and ink, colored pencils, oil and chalk pastels; painting with acrylics and watercolors; creating mixed media and collage works of art; sculpting with clay, and mixed media. All supplies are provided. Class size is limited to 10 students. Instructors will be Donna Pickens & Education staff. Cost: $125 members; $185 non-members for the series of 10 classes. Highlights from the Paul R. Jones Collection: A Gallery Talk September 20, 5:30 p.m. Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts 1 Museum Drive; 334-240-4369 From Jacob Lawrence to Howard Finster, Curator of Education Tim Brown will explore works on view by well-known African-American artists. The exhibition reflects the vision of a single collector. The Paul R. Jones Collection of American Art at The University of Alabama is one of the most comprehensive collections of 20th African-American art.

Jazz Jams September 23; 2 p.m. Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts 1 Museum Drive; 334-240-4369 Orientation Circle Save the date! Jazz Jams will be back after a summer break.

WILLpower 5k @ ASF September 29; 8:00 a.m. Alabama Shakespeare Festival One Festival Dr. 800-841-4ASF Registration is available now! Registration Closing Date Friday, September 28, 2012 @ 11:59 PM PST

Family Art Affair (all ages welcome) September 23; 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts 1 Museum Drive; 334-240-4369 Bring the entire family to the museum for this special FREE fun day, combining music and art!

F. Scott Fitzgerald's Birthday Party September 29 The F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum 919 Felder Avenue; 334-264-4222 An annual event held in honor of F. Scott Fitzgerald, author of the Great Gatsby and chronicler of the Jazz Age. F. Scott lived at 919 Felder Ave in the early 30's, after the birth of his daughter Scottie to his wife Zelda Fitzgerald, a Montgomery native.

Tommy Emmanuel September 26; 7:30 p.m. Montgomery Performing Arts Center 201 Tallapoosa Street 334-481-5100

Two-time Grammy nominee Tommy Emmanuel is one of Australia’s most respected musicians. The legendary guitarist has a professional career that spans almost five decades and continues to intersect with some of the finest musicians throughout the world. A household name in his native Australia, Tommy has garnered hundreds of thousands of loyal fans worldwide. Tommy’s unique style – he calls it simply “finger style” – is akin to playing guitar the way a pianist plays piano, using all ten fingers. Rather than using a whole band, Tommy plays melody, rhythm, bass, and drum parts on one guitar. Guitar legend Chet Atkins was one of the first to inspire Emmanuel to try this “fingerpicker” style as a child. Decades later, Atkins himself became one of Emmanuel’s biggest fans.

The Capital City Artist Art Show October 7 The Armory Learning Arts Center 1018 Madison Avenue The Capital City Artist, (a local art group), will be having an art show that will run the whole month of October at the Armory Learning Arts Center, 1018 Madison Avenue in Montgomery. There will be an opening reception on Sunday, October 7th that is in conjunction with the Montgomery Art Trek. For questions contact caldwellgallery1@


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1 Alabama Shakespeare Festival 46 Alabama State University Theater 2 American Forest Management 3 Artistic Expressions 36 Auburn University Montgomery 4 Biscuits Baseball

5 Chick Fil A Prattville 6 Chick Fil A RSA Tower 7 Chick Fil A Eastchase 47 Churchill Academy 34 Cupcakes by Tish 8 Dougs 2 Salon 38 Eastern Hills Baptist Church 9 Eastside Grille 10 Filet & Vine 11 Fine Line Engravers & Gifts 35 First Cong. Christian Church 12 Fitzgerald Museum



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43 Hue Studio 15 It’Za Gift & Interiors


16 Jim ’n Nicks 17 Lee & Lan Florist 18 Line-X 19 Looney’s SuperSkate

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25 Lush Makeup Art 39 Marquirette’s Fine Jewelry


20 McPhillips Shinbaum, LLP 21 Montgomery Humane Society


22 Montgomery Multisport 23 Montgomery Museum of Fine Art

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37 Montgomery Spine Center 24 Mela’s Boutique


40 NY Gold & Diamond Buyers 45 Primary EyeCare


26 Resolution Camps 27 Riverfront Facilities





28 SaZa Italian 29 Steak ’n Shake 30 Taylor Crossing Animal Hospital 31 The Look Boutique 32 The Shoppes of My Kids Attic 33 Tonya Speed’s Dance 41 State Farm - Henry Hernandez 42 Triton Sports Apparel 44 Troy University

130 Commerce Street Downtown Montgomery in Alley Station 334-495-SaZa (7292)

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The Pride of Montgomery September 2012  

The Pride of Montgomery showcases local businesses, venues and events that are vital to the health and growth of Montgomery.