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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Law firm supports Pretty in Pink

For the second straight year, the law firm of Ellis and Winters is one of two major sponsors for the Devils Ridge Ladies Golf Association’s (LGA) charity golf tournament to benefit the Pretty in Pink Foundation. Partner in the firm, Mike Winters, and his wife, Anne, recently spoke about the impact of the loss of their young daughter, Kristi, to breast cancer two years ago. A longstanding LGA member, Anne, for several years prior to Kristi’s illness, had canvassed businesses in the community asking them to support local women (and men) with breast cancer. She knew of the great work done by Pretty in Pink on behalf of underinsured women with breast cancer. Suddenly, she and Mike had first-hand knowledge of the pain a family feels when a loved one is diagnosed with breast cancer. They understand how the immense medical bills can pile up during treatment. They also know the feelings of hopelessness that can envelop a patient and her family especially when the funds needed for treatment are not available.


Ellis and Winters are major sponsors of the Devils Ridge Ladies Golf Association’s charity tournament to benefit the Pretty in Pink Foundation. Pictured are partner Mike Winters and his wife, Anne.

Fortunately, their daughter had good insurance coverage and was able to access the best care available. She also had tremendous support from her family and her church. Not everyone is so lucky. This has prompted

Do you know the cutest kid? The Holly Springs Sun knows where the cutest kids live. Right here. We all know some really cute kids, but those who want to earn bragging rights as to who is the very cutest will have to enter our online Cutest Kids contest. Patriot State Bank is the lead sponsor of the newspaper’s latest online offering, which will allow individuals to enter children, birth to 12 years old, in a competition that provides voters an opportunity to select the cutest children in age brackets and then choose an overall darling who will be named the Cutest Kid. The contest is live this week, which is when people can begin entering children’s pictures. Voting begins at midnight on June 1 and continues through 5 p.m. on June 15. Winners will be

announced later that week both online and in print. Like the overwhelmingly popular Pet Contest from late 2010, the Cutest Kid Contest is free, both to those registering and to those casting votes, and allows as many entries as a person chooses to upload to the Holly Springs Sun’s website a t www.hollyspringssun. com. Parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, brothers and sisters, or anyone who simply thinks a youngster is cute, can enter children in the contest, as long as they have permission to do so. Other sponsors of this contest are Great Clips, New Hope Valley Railroad and Dance Art. Look for details of the contest online in ads throughout today’s Holly Spring Sun.

Mike and Anne to become generous contributors to the Pretty in Pink Foundation. They are especially pleased to know that all funds raised are used to treat patients in the immedi-

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Skin care search leads to business of their own BY NANCY CATRINE EDITOR

Rochell Selvey says Karess Krafters was born in 2005 out of what seemed like a never ending quest to find suitable skincare products for her husband Richard’s skin condition. The idea came out of curiosity. The couple purchased a handmade bar of soap in hopes of it being the miracle cleanser for Selvey’s husband, Richard, and it was. Richard had no reactions to the soap

which peaked Selvey’s interest in learning more about handmade soap. She was even more excited to learn that ingredients for soap making could be found in anyone’s cupboard, such as olive oil. Her research began with a quick Google search of handmade soap. This turned up a long list of various vendors who sold handmade soap. She did another search of ‘how to make handmade soap’ which

Back in the saddle SEE ‘PRETTY,’ PAGE 8A


Local riding instructor hosts clinics for horse enthusiasts BY NANCY CHANG CLEVELAND EDITOR

With summer on the way and warm weather here to stay, horses and their owners may be chomping at the bit to get back in the saddle. And one local riding instructor is gearing up to help those horse and human teams get the best out of their rides. Allison Trill of Equestrian Advice will be hosting four clinics this year, the first of which will be held on May 28 at Cedar Grove Farm in Cleveland. “The weather’s getting nicer, and people haven’t done things with their horses during the winter. Then they’ll go into the pasture and try to work with them, but it doesn’t go so well. There’s a big lack of communication between the horse and rider in the spring time,” said Trill. The Horsemanship Communication Seminar on May 28 will focus on groundwork with the horse, respect


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ate community. While they may not know how to help an individual patient, they know that Pretty in Pink certainly does. The Pretty in Pink Foundation was begun by Raleigh breast cancer surgeon, Dr. Lisa Tolnitch in 2004. A compassionate physician, she donated her services to patients in her practice who lacked insurance coverage for their breast cancer treatment. Colleagues likewise donated their services, and to date over 500 individuals have received services free of charge or at greatly reduced cost in the areas of surgery, oncology and radiation. The Pretty in Pink Foundation is funded entirely by donations and grants. Executive director, Penny Lauricella, directs extensive partnerships with community-based organizations, donated professional services from physicians and low-cost contracts with healthcare facilities. She choreographs these elements to provide a one-

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Riding instructor Allison Trill will be conducting a Horsemanship Communication Seminar on May 28.

for the space of both horse and rider and body awareness. Trill says the seminar is geared towards people who have questions about communication with their horse. “This clinic will make the relationship with your horse more enjoyable. It will answer people’s questions when they’re asking themselves, ‘Now why did he do that? Why isn’t he lis-

tening to me?’” said Trill. “This clinic will be the springboard for the rest of the clinics, laying the foundation and understanding that everything we do is telling them something, whether you know it or not.” The clinic will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Auditors and family members are welcome to attend. Participants should sign up by May

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atmosphere; 1 on 1 therapy with well experienced PT Mims Towne Square building • Physician referral not required located in downtown Holly Springs (except Medicare patients) • Physician referral not required (except Medicare patients) Sarah Ferguson, MPT & Melanie Humphries, MPT


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10A- Holly Springs Sun, Thursday, May 19, 2011

April 27-May 3

Police Reports

Arrests An arrest was made April 27 in an incident reported at the Capeside Ave. and Avent Ferry intersection Road allegedly involving possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. An arrest was made April 27 in an incident reported off Holly Springs Road allegedly involving possession of marijuana. An arrest was made in an April 27 incident reported off Stephenson Road allegedly involving fraud and no driver’s license. Jessica Denise Walters, 28, of Holly Springs was arrested April 28 on a simple assault charge. Phillip Leon Schaeffer, 35, of Raleigh was arrested April 28 on assault on a female and failure to appear charges. An arrest was made April 28 in an incident reported at Holly Grove Middle School off Avent Ferry Road allegedly involving larceny. Robert Ross Dinkel, Jr., 22, of Holly Springs was cited April 29 on a driving while impaired charge. Omar Villegas Torres, 29, of Holly Springs was cited April 29 on a driving while impaired

charge. An arrest was made April 29 in an incident reported at Wal-Mart off the G.B. Alford Hwy. allegedly involving larceny-shoplifting. Jason Allen Stone, 37, of Holly Springs was cited April 30 on a driving while impaired charge. Gary Lee Spencer, 52, of Clayton was arrested May 1 on trafficking heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia charges. An arrest was made in an incident reported off Holly Springs Road allegedly involving driving while impaired, trafficking heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia. A minor was arrested May 2 on an assault with a deadly weapon charge. Maurice Glenwood Stone, 48, of Holly Springs was arrested May 3 on possession of drug paraphernalia, resisting or obstructing a public officer, and open container after consuming alcohol charges.

Crimes An animal bite was reported off Fair Glen Road April 27. The case was listed as being under further investigation with no charges filed.


CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1A put her on the path to learning more about soap making. Selvey was able to locate many tutorials on how to make soap, but that was not enough. Says Selvey, “I am more of a visual person so I dug more into the research with the help of Google.� She stumbled upon a very active forum that discusses everything about handmade bath and body products (the dos and don’ts). This forum had links to a video of a person actually making soap. Selvey studied that video and loads of posts about soap making. “Once I was confident,� says Selvey, “I bought supplies from the grocery store and the rest is history. I was hooked after the first batch.� The couple had so many batches of soap around the house from their experimenting, that they began giving them away to family and friends. Some friends passed a few bars on to their friends who in turn were requesting more. From there, their home turned into a soap- making factory. All of the Karess Krafters’ products are manufactured in the Selvey’s home in Holly

Springs. Most of their ingredients are purchased in bulk, therefore they order ingredients online from various vendors who cater to handmade bath and body manufacturers. They also shop at the Raleigh Farmers’ Market as well as the Durham Farmers’ Market for ingredients such as honey, goats milk and herbs. 97 percent of all their sales are online. They sell from Their main webs t o r e ( m), their Etsy store ( and they recently partnered with in 2010 to sell their products on that company’s website. This partnership has really increased sales and exposure for Karess Krafters. In addition to these venues, the Selvey’s sell their products at various festivals throughout the RTP area and at Swank located in Pinehurst, NC. They just obtained UPC codes so they will be approaching a few stores in the area to showcase their product line. The Karess Krafters’ product line includes a selection of soaps, moisturizers, lip balms, sugar scrubs and foot care

Harassing phone calls were reported April 27 off Linden Ridge. The case was closed; leads were exhausted. Larceny was reported at Holly Ridge Middle School off Holly Springs Road April 29. The case is under further investigation. Larceny-shoplifting was reported at WalMart off the G.B. Alford Hwy. April 29. The case is inactive. Larceny was reported off Arbor Light Drive April 29. The case was leads were closed; exhausted. Assault and possession of drug paraphernalia were reported April 30 off Trayesan Drive. The case is under further investigation. Property damage was reported off Blalock St. April 30. The case is inactive. Larceny and larceny of a firearm were reported off Talley Ridge Drive May 1. The case is under further investigation. Drug trafficking was reported May 2 off Kentworth Drive. The case is under further investigation. Attempted breaking and entering and larceny were reported May 3 off Timber Springs Lane. The case was closed; leads were exhausted.

products. All of the homemade soaps are inspired by nature’s bounty, and are formulated with vegetable-based oils which are designed to heal, protect and nourish the skin. They have different categories of soaps, such as an all natural line that is scented with plant-based essential oils. They also have a fragrant line that gets its aroma from quality fragrance oils and a nearly natural line that has a combination of the two (essential and fragrant oils). In addition, they have enhanced some bars with goats or coconut milk and beer. Karess Krafters’ moisturizers are specially formulated for dry, scaly skin and contain a variety of butters and nourishing vegetable oils. The lip balms are created in a base of hemp oil for its healing and nourishing properties and the sugar scrubs are infused with natural oils and butters that will help soften, refine and smooth the texture of your skin. For more information on purchasing any of the Karess Krafters’ handmade bath and body products, you may visit their website at

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NC ranks as one of the nation’s top vacation spots

According to a new survey, North Carolina will be the fourth most popular tourist destination this summer. Supporters of conservation funding in North Carolina say that is why the North Carolina General Assembly should support the state’s conservation trust funds. Only Florida, California and New York outpace North Carolina in the latest American Express Spending and Saving Tracker, which asked Americans about their summer travel plans. “We don’t have a Disney World, Disney Land or Statue of Liberty. What North Carolina does have are beautiful places like the Blue Ridge Parkway and Outer Banks,� said Katherine Skinner, executive director of The Nature Conservancy and a member of the Land for Tomorrow executive committee. “If we are going to continue to lead the southeast and most of the nation when it comes to attracting tourists, then we need to keep conser-

vation momentum going strong.� Skinner and others are concerned that the budget approved by the North Carolina House last week doesn’t support economic stimulus through conservation funding. Many of the beautiful places that attract tourists to our state, like the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Outer Banks, have been protected with support from the conservation trust funds. Pending legislation would reduce dedicated revenue to two of the state’s conservation trust funds by half, the Parks and Recreation Trust Fund and Natural Heritage Trust Fund. The House budget also included just $10 million for the Clean Water Management Trust Fund the state’s largest conservation coffer - limiting acquisition spending to only $1 million. Gov. Beverly Perdue’s proposed budget to the General Assembly put $50 million into the Clean Water Management Trust

Fund. "North Carolina has been a national leader in public conservation spending, and that's paying off for our economy," says Skinner. "The result is that we are also a national leader in tourism. But, there are still many places left unprotected. Cutting the trust funds now doesn't make good economic sense." Earlier this spring, the North Carolina Department of Commerce announced that North Carolina was the sixth most visited state in 2010, accounting for a record $17 billion in tourism spending. Conservation spending is also paying off in other segments of the economy. In February, the Trust for Public Land released a study that showed for every state dollar spent on conservation, North Carolina got a return of four dollars in terms of natural services, things like safe drinking water, flood control and clean air.

CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1A riding lessons in the area for a few years, and as she began branching out and teaching local clinics, Equestrian Advice took off. After working three jobs to support her love of riding, Trill’s student base has grown so much that she is now able to focus on teaching full time. “Last year I had a few students in the area and was teaching part time, mostly on the weekends and sometimes an evening here and there,� she said. Now, Trill says, she is able to accommodate her students’ schedules at virtually any point during the week. Trill has also started taking on horses for full training, working with ones that haven’t been ridden in a while to reestablish the groundwork, and then working with the horse and rider together to make sure the transition goes smoothly. “My goal is just to better your relationship with your horse in any way that I can,� she said. “I don’t just teach ‘riding.’ I teach everything from getting the horse out of the pasture, tacking up, ground manners, stretching exercises for horse and human, safety on the ground and on the horse and proper care after riding.� Trill is also partnering with several local farms to offer instruction and

horse training as needed, including Butterfly Horse Ranch in Holly Springs, where she plans to conduct a clinic this summer; Cleveland Riding School in Garner; Ephesians Farm in Fuquay-Varina; and Horse Creek Farm in Raleigh. “Finding instructors that will travel to your horse is not very common,� she said. “But when you work with a horse on site in their home environment, everything is more comfortable and relaxed.� Along with her student base, Trill’s training space is growing as well. Cedar Grove Farm owner Glenwood Parrish added lights to the arena to make training at night possible and began dragging the arena weekly to make it level and smooth. He is also working to put in a second training area on the farm that will be about four times the size of the current arena. “[Parrish] has been a true blessing,� said Trill. “He has been priceless to my success and support. He is not obligated to any of it, but it is appreciated more than words can tell him.� Trill also began distributing a monthly newsletter through her web site filled with horse related tips, information and upcoming events. After beginning with three participants, now 35 horse enthusi-

asts are the recipient of the newsletter. Those interested in receiving it can sign up on the Equestrian Advice “Contact Us� page. And as if Trill wasn’t busy enough with lessons and clinics, she is also a competitive rider herself, qualifying last year for Regionals at the second level in dressage. This year, her goal is to qualify at the third level, and her ultimate dream is to compete at the Olympic level. “There’s always room for growth, and I’m constantly continuing my own education so I can better my students as well,� said Trill. And at the end of the day, it all comes down to the students. “I want to say thank you to all my students and support group that has helped me through the past year and allowed me to grow Equestrian Advice to where it is today,� said Trill. “My student base has grown enough to allow me to teach full time now and concentrate on bettering myself at what I love to do bring the joy of horses to others through teaching.� To sign up for the May 28 clinic, visit w w w. e q u e s t r i a n a d to find the required paperwork. For more information, contact Trill at (330) 3520325 or e-mail m.


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