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’m a dog lover. Yep, I’m one of those crazy dog people that loves their dog more than I love some people, including relatives! I’ve had dogs all my life. My first dog was a miniature dachshund and that breed has been my “breed of choice” since then. Bailey, our current little doxie, is spoiled rotten thanks to my husband who I truly believes loves him way more than he does me (although he says it’s not true, I know better!) He sleeps with us every night, enjoys delicious treats every day and is allowed to lay and wallow anywhere in the house he darn well pleases. Whether you prefer cats over dogs, birds, hamsters, fish, or (God forbid) reptiles, pets give us a sense of belonging and are a great example of that unconditional love that we all need and desire. As we grow into our “wiser” years, pets provide comfort when we’re sick, a smile

when we’re feeling down, and that all important feeling of being needed. But have we really thought about who will take care of our furry friend if we were hospitalized or are no longer able to care of them? Inside this issue, we’ll share some helpful hints from a local veterinarian on creating a plan for your pet should you be unable to care of them temporarily or even permanently. If you love your pet, this should be a priority and your family should know exactly what your desires are for your beloved friend. Be sure to take some time and write down your “pet plan” and share it with a family

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member, friend, or even your vet! You’ll also find a list of fun pet events happening in our area, like the Great American Dog Show sponsored by Cornelius Parks & Rec, and if you’re a doxie lover like me, you’ve got to check out the big Weiner Dog Race in Mooresville! I would try to enter Bailey, but I’m afraid he’d fall asleep halfway to the finish line. There are also lots of great dog parks and greenways to walk your dog, cat, or whatever, so enjoy the cooler days ahead and show off your special friend. You’ll never have a friend more loyal or one who’s not afraid to share a good slobbery lick of thanks for all you do for them! Hope to see you at the top of a leash somewhere soon,

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PATHS Left: Rich Fernald first became interested in woodcarving through a chance meeting with a fellow veteran at Richard’s Coffee Shop. Below: Fernald at his son’s home with a few of his carvings.

Woodcarver and former teacher Richard Fernald’s life lessons on opportunity BY: » Thomas Simonson | PHOTOS COURTESY OF : » Rich Fernald


ow do I get something out of that?” woodcarver Richard Fernald says he often wonders, explaining his reaction to a piece of wood before he has unearthed one of the intricate carved birds that he is known for. Recalling the stages of that process, it is difficult not to see the potential of each piece of wood as representative of other opportunities Fernald didn’t anticipate. As he explains, “when an opportunity comes, I have just learned to go for it—just do it!”

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A retired Army veteran, Fernald notes a pattern of unexpected opportunities that became hallmark experiences. Returning from Vietnam, he was able to pursue his dream of earning a college degree, in part through the support of the GI Bill. Before that, “I never had enough money to go,” he remembers. Following graduation, he began working as a substitute teacher, a position in which he found his calling and began a 33-year career teaching history, starting in Eliot, Maine, at the same school he had attended as a child.

Embracing opportunities

Fernald is quick to note that he learned as much about himself as he did from the students and his fellow teachers. “As a young guy, I don’t think I had confidence,” he relates, explaining how teaching changed that. The job gave him the confidence to embrace opportunities, whether spontaneously training for marathons with friends as a retiree or taking up woodcarving. These highlights took place after retiring, in 2006, to Huntersville, where he met

Richard Warren, another Vietnam vet who ran a local coffee shop that hosted veterans’ gatherings. Fernald remembers that it was “nine years ago this Veterans’ Day, on a particular Thursday” that he met Art Rogers, a WWII vet who was carving walking sticks at the coffee shop. Through Rogers, Fernald found the woodcarving group that met at the Mooresville Senior Center, sat down with his first piece of wood, and began what has become nearly a decade of carving into wooden canvases.

“The Bird Guy”

“I never thought I was gonna be an artist,” he says, emphasizing, “I’ve done more than I ever thought I would as a kid.” Woodcarving, to Fernald, is a good example of how life’s opportunities enable a rebirth. He recalls being good with his hands as a child, working on model cars and admiring bird decoys, but he never would have guessed that

Fernald works on his creations in an outdoor workspace at his townhome community in Huntersville.

he would later be known as “the bird guy,” carving away in an outdoor workspace between townhomes in his residential community. Fernald describes his neighbors as often “hearing the music going, and they see the sawdust flying” while he works on commissions

and pieces with which to challenge himself. Though his work is now shown in art shows, at its heart, the process offers a simple but profound joy: the chance to “go out and make something.” Clearly, given the opportunity, Fernald will take it.

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ne thing is for certain. We love our animals here in the Lake Norman area. Fall is a perfect time to get out and about and enjoy the cooler temperatures with your furry friends. Mark your calendars now for these fun events.

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After a hiatus last year due to the pandemic, the annual Downtown Mooresville Wiener Dog race is back on this year for Oct. 2. Not only is the event fun for dachshund lovers and owners, but it also serves as a fundraiser and helps raise awareness and funds for Lake Norman Humane. Mooresville businesswomen Roberta Roberts spearheaded the first Mooresville Wiener Dog Race in 2009. The proud owner of a dachshund, Roberts brought the race concept to Mooresville after visiting the Midwest where 12 | September 2021

many wiener dog races are held as part of Octoberfest celebrations. This year, Wagamuffins Dog Boutique has taken on the organization and coordination of the event. The Downtown Mooresville Wiener Dog race is free for spectators and runs from 2-6 p.m. The event will take place on the grassy area on the corner of East Center Street and North Church Street in downtown Mooresville. As a bonus, The Downtown Mooresville Festival of Food Trucks event will start on Main Street at 5:30 p.m. so you can hang out for plenty more food and fun with local vendors. Advance registration is required for the following events: Race categories: Puppies: 4 months to 1 year old Juniors: 1 year to 5 years old Adults: 5 years to 10 years old Seniors: 10 years and older

Special Needs: Wheelchairs, blind/deaf, etc. of all ages Weenie Wannabes: all dachshunds taller than 11 inches, as well as any non-dachshund breed up to 35 pounds Upon registration, each dog is broken into brackets based on their age. Each bracket will contain heats of up to 6 dogs per heat and each heat will run every 10 to15 minutes. A complete list of rules can be found on the event website. Participants can also enter their dogs in a costume contest, in the following categories: Best Dressed Contest (open to all breeds) Best Trick Contest (open to all breeds) Longest Body Contest (Dachshunds only) Shortest Legs Contest (Dachshunds only) Strongest Willed (open to all breeds) Learn more at

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The Downtown Mooresville Weiner Dog race returns on Oct. 2.

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What started as a small recreational program has become a beloved event each year in Cornelius. Organizers with the Cornelius Parks & Recreation Department presented the All American Dog Show virtually last year but this year, it is back on in person for Oct. 2 from 3-6 p.m. at Robbins Park in Cornelius. Hundreds of animal lovers and their dogs enjoy this event each year, which features contest categories such as Best Dressed, Best Spots, Best Trick, Best Kisser, and All American Dog. In additional to the contests, visitors can enjoy vendor tents, concessions, and children’s activities. The show also normally starts with a “shelter strut” comprised of any dog in attendance that has been adopted from a rescue shelter. Learn more at

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Another popular local event is the Rural Hill Sheepdog Trials and Dog Festival, scheduled to take place this year on Nov. 9 and 10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Historic Rural Hill, 4431 Neck Road in Huntersville. Now in its 24th year, this festival includes the National Border Collie Shepherding Championships, Carolina Dock Dogs and Canine Agility Club Competition. Attendees can also check out North Carolina beer and wine, heritage breed livestock, historic craft and cooking demos, food vendors, and more. According to the event website, sheepdog trials involve three things, a handler, a dog (in this case, champion border collies) and a group of sheep. The ultimate goal of a trial is for the handler to use his dog to herd the sheep through a series of gates and into a pen, using only voice and whistle commands to communicate. Points are awarded

An aquatic demonstration by Carolina DockDogs.

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It’s not a fun thing to think about, but one thing to be mindful of is having a plan for your pet should something unexpected happen to you. If you look closely at pets available for adoption at area shelters and rescues, many of them are pets whose owners passed away or had an unexpected life event, such as a move or prolonged illness. Dr. Hay recommends that you have conversations with family members or friends about temporarily or even permanently caring for your pet(s) should something happen that would prevent you from caring for them. “Pets add so much to our lives, and we want to make sure they are cared for as well,” he says. “Some people even put a small stipend into their wills to help pay for on-going food costs and veterinary care for their pets.”

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How important is pet insurance? At what point should you consider investing in it to help with preventative care or emergency issues that may arise with your pet? Dr. Hay recommends getting insurance on young and healthy dogs or cats before they have any pre-existing issues. However, he also says specific insurance that covers routine care can be costly, so be selective about

the plan you choose and what it will cover. He does believe insurance for catastrophic events (such as broken bones, intestinal foreign bodies, bladder stones, etc.) is good to have, especially when the pet is young because it is less expensive. If you wait to purchase insurance when your pet is older, the insurer may look closely through old records to see if there is a way to deny payment due to previous health issues.

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cover STORY From left to right: Dr. Michael Coleman and Dr. Michael Foran.

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ounded in 1985, Carolina Oral & Facial Surgery is well known in the area for offering a comprehensive selection of services in a comfortable and caring setting. Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons Michael J. Coleman, DDS and Michael J. Foran, DMD practice oral surgery with

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expertise ranging from corrective jaw surgery to wisdom tooth removal.

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Dr. Michael Coleman has a Bachelor of Science in Biology, a Doctorate of Dental Science, and a Residency in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. He learned a

lot about the importance of treating patients like family from his uncle, Dr. Patrick Coleman, who retired from the practice in 2016. Dr. Coleman, who joined the practice in 2009, says his favorite aspect of being a surgeon is hands down meeting and interacting with each of his patients, along with

The administrative team from left to right: Carrie Thompson, Kelly Drye, Kristen Curan, and Amy Paradiso. Bottom Photo: Surgical Assistants Samantha Buck, April Kerwin, Casey Lewis, Barbara Underwood, Carrie Andrews, and Caroline Kubetz.

“The doctors and staff at Carolina Oral & Facial Surgery strive on a daily basis to ensure that all patients are comfortable and treated like family.” working beside a staff of 12 employees, many of whom have been there for years. He also maintains memberships in the following: American Dental Association, American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, American Dental Society of Anesthesiology, a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, North Carolina Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and was previously President of the Iredell County Dental Society. He lives in the Lake Norman area with his wife and three children, and enjoys mountain biking, getting outdoors and watching his kids’ sports activities. Dr. Michael Foran joined the practice in 2016, having previously worked in Columbus, Ga. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology, graduated from the Temple University School of Dentistry, and completed his Residency in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He also served twelve years in the United States Army and credits the oral surgeons there with inspiring him to enter the field. He is a member of the American Academy of Oral &

Maxillofacial Surgery, a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, and the Georgia Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. Dr. Foran enjoys spending time with his wife and two children, competing in triathlons, watching football and hockey, and checking out the nearby breweries and wineries.

What they offer

Carolina Oral & Facial Surgery offers dental implants, bone grafting procedures, wisdom teeth removal, tooth extractions, pre-prosthetic surgery, 3D imaging along with anesthesia for procedures. They can also diagnose and treat facial pain, facial injuries, and TMJ disorders. With any of these procedures, comfort is of the utmost concern for their patients. The staff (including six surgical assistants) are trained in assisting with I.V. sedation within their state-of-theart office setting. The practice also has privileges at the local Novant hospitals for more complicated procedures that require a hospital setting, such as trauma and facial fractures, as well as orthognathic (jaw) surgery.

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Dental implants are the most advanced and effective way to replace missing teeth. Recent advancements in the field have helped to improve success rates as well as expedited healing times. Dental implants are titanium screws that are placed into the bone where the teeth used to be. A restorative dentist then completes the process by placing a custom crown on top of the implant giving you a smile you can be proud of.

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The doctors and staff at Carolina Oral & Facial Surgery strive on a daily basis to ensure that all patients are comfortable and treated like family. From start to finish the staff is committed to providing the highest and most personalized level of patient care possible. Carolina Oral & Facial Surgery 19910 N. Cove Rd. | Cornelius 704.892.1198

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position. After finding that size and speed, walk up to the actual ball position, smile, and then copy the size and speed from your practice position away from the ball to make the putt into the hole. Copying that swing motion will be enough speed needed to get the ball to the hole as it will counter your usual action of hitting the putt too soft. Overall, this will result in more speed control. If your putts often are too long, essentially rolling past the hole or lipping out, try this: Walk two paces towards the hole from the ball position, closer to the hole. Then make the size and speed of putting stroke that would get the ball to the hole from that position. After finding that size and speed, walk back to the actual ball position, smile, and then copy the size and speed from your practice position closer to the hole to make the putt into the hole. Copying

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couple of things jump out at you when you first visit Portugal’s capital, Lisbon. The first thing that hit me was the city’s similarity to San Francisco. Lisbon has lots of hills and different ways to get to streets on them. San Francisco has its cable cars. Lisbon has several elevators and a tram and funicular network that gets people from one level of the city to another. The other grabber is that the city is comparatively young by European standards—but ancient when compared to San Francisco. There are one or two gothic buildings but everything else has a recent feel to

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it. That’s where the San Francisco similarity comes into play one more time. Each city was leveled by an earthquake and has recovered. Lisbon’s was much longer ago, in 1755. The combination of that earthquake, a tsunami and subsequent fires almost totally destroyed Lisbon. Thousands perished. One of the newbies that stood out, spectacularly, for us was the Discoveries Monument. It was built on the north bank of Lisbon’s Tagus River in 1960. It commemorates the 500th anniversary of the death of Prince Henry the Navigator. The monument represents a three-sailed ship ready to depart—leaving port, Portugal’s

part in transforming a large world into the small one we have today. On the monument, led by the prince, is a horde of other people who were involved in Portugal’s dominance of the oceans. Vasco da Gama and Magellan, just to name a couple of the most well-known. It’s really kind of neat to spend some time there and dwell on how Portugal changed the world. Let’s get to dining. There are many places in Lisbon where you can treat yourself to superb food and wine. By far, our favorite is Faz Figura Restaurant. It’s off the beaten path, quite a distance from the city center. Far away from any touristy places. It’s in a hilly area in the narrow streets of

The Discoveries Monument in Lisbon.

Portugal expands beyond its world famous fortified wine BY » Trevor Burton | PHOTOGRAPHY BY » Trevor Burton

the upper areas of Lisbon. The location is part of its attraction. Not only does Faz Figura have delicious food, but it is located at a stunning venue that makes a dining experience even better. The restaurant has a veranda that overlooks the Tagus estuary. Leaving Port. On the subject of wine, Portugal has, in the past been famous for its fortified wine, Port. To the detriment of Portugal’s many fine wines, maybe Port was too famous. Times have changed. Port has fallen out of favor and the country’s table wines are becoming more recognized. We wanted to pay them an official visit and Faz Figura seemed to be the perfect spot.

Our visit started with a glass of white wine from the local, Lisboa region. Even before we ordered, an array of dishes was placed in front of us. There were black olives marinated in some orange infused oil; maybe oranges, maybe cumquats. And the cheese! It was a special cheese to be consumed only on the day it is made. Round that out with a little local ham and some bread and you’ve defined a great way to kick off a lunch. What a tasty delight. Then it was time to get serious. This, after all, was an official wine visit. Each of us selected a simple dish, dorado (sea bream) and vegetables. For red wine we stayed fairly local. We aimed in the direction just a little

southeast of Lisbon—a region called Alentejano. At first, that might seem an odd match. But the fish was quite powerful and it all worked out. It worked out enough that we walked out of the restaurant with two more bottles to bring home with us. Lisbon is a great place to visit. Despite all the hills, its a walkable city—thanks to those elevators and the tram and funicular network that gets you from one level of the city to another. And, when it came to dining, our meal at Faz Figura was just the tip of a tasty iceberg. We’ll be back. In fact, we have already made reservations to do just that. Faz Figura and Portuguese wine await. | September 2021 21

this month IN HISTORY



BY » Mickey Dunaway

sking a 74-year-old guy what he wants for Christmas usually gets a shrug and a “Damned if I know” response. When asked last Christmas, I finally came up with the idea of getting a turntable to play the 30 or so albums my wife and I have carted around to several states over the years since we abandoned the last turntable for a CD player. The idea of a new turntable evolved rather quickly into a new hobby of searching out places and adding LPs to the collection. With music on my mind these days—not that I am a musician by any stretch—it seemed like a good topic to look at musical events that have occurred in September. Thanks to Wikipedia and ( for pointing me in the right direction on many of the events noted below.

September 2, 1991

Garth Brooks’ third studio album, “Ropin’ the Wind,” debuted at number#1 on the Country and Pop Charts. “Shameless” (by Billy Joel) and “ What She’s Doin’ Now” rose to #1, and “Papa Loves Mama” made it to #3.

September 3, 1942

Frank Sinatra started his solo singing career. I have never been a Sinatra fan. Am I by myself ?

September 4, 1959

The song “Mack the Knife” by Bobby Darin was banned by a radio station in New York, N.Y. My, how music has changed.

September 4, 1981

George Strait released his first album, “Strait Country.” I came to admire George Strait when he skipped the Kentucky Derby one year because it was on his daughter’s first prom night.

September 7, 1957

Sam Cooke’s “You Send Me” was released. Cooke was shot and killed at a motel in Los Angeles at the age of 33. Another oneof-a-kind voice was lost tragically.

September 9, 1956

Elvis makes his first appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show. The camera shot Elvis from waist up.

September 12, 1996

Tupac Shakur died after being shot four times in a Las Vegas drive-by. The murder has never been solved. 22 | September 2021

September 13, 1997

1973’s “Candle in Wind” by Elton John was re-released. The song served as a tribute to Princess Diana.

September 14, 1741

George Handel wrote the “Messiah” for an orphan’s charity concert. An Easter standard in Christian churches.

September 14, 1814

The lyrics to the “Star-Bangled Banner” were written by Francis Scott Key. It became the national anthem on March 3, 1931.

September 15, 1930

Indiana native-son Hoagy Carmichael recorded “Georgia on My Mind.” This has been the state song of Georgia since 1922.

September 16, 1964

September 22, 1985

First Farm Aid Concert was held in Champaign, Ill. Organized by Willie Nelson, Neil Young, and John Mellencamp. $57 million raised since its beginning.

September 23, 1952

Hank Williams recorded his last studio album. He died of a drug overdose on January 1, 1953, at age 29, on his way to a concert.

September 24, 1942

Glenn Miller ended his U.S. broadcast contract so that he could go to WWII. On Dec. 15, Major Miller, without formal approval, caught a plane out of Bedfordshire, England, to Paris; the flight never arrived.

September 25, 1975

“Shindig!,” a variety show focusing on rock, premiered on ABC. The acts included Sam Cooke, The Everly Brothers, and The Righteous Brothers.

Jackie Wilson collapsed with a heart attack while playing “Lonely Teardrops” at the Latino Casino in NJ. Wilson was 41 and remained in care until he died in 1984 as the attack caused brain damage.

September 18, 1969

September 26, 1984

September 19, 1975

September 29, 1962

Tiny Tim announced his engagement to Miss Vicki on “The Tonight Show.” They tiptoed through the matrimonial tulips two months later—on The Tonight Show. Eric Clapton earned a gold record for “I Shot the Sherriff.” Bob Marley wrote the song.

September 20, 1973

Jim Croce was killed in a plane crash on his way to a concert in Texas. Another unique talent lost to a plane crash.

Prince released the song “Purple Rain.” He was a private individual with considerable breadth and depth of musical talents. “My Fair Lady” closed on Broadway after six and a half years. At that time, it held the record for the longest-running show.

September 30, 1791

Mozart’s opera, “The Magic Flute,” premiered in Vienna.

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Mooresville Library’s Knitting Group (Sept. 2, 16)

Meet in the Selma Burke room of the library. Free. 1-3 p.m. Mooresville Public Library, Mooresville Public Library, 304 S. Main St., Mooresville,

For the Love of Art (Sept. 11)

Featuring live music, a book signing by local author Tana Greene and original artwork by North Carolina artists Sarah Price, Summer Savin, and Dale Barattini. Free. 4-8 p.m. Home, Heart & Soul, 20901 Catawba Ave., Cornelius

The 2021 Rural Hill Amazing Maize Race (Sept. 11-Nov. 7)

Navigate the giant 7-acre corn maize featuring more than two miles of interconnecting paths. Take a hayride around the farm, enjoy local beer, wine and cider, play a round of cornhole, and more. Times and ticket prices vary. Rural Hill, 4431 Neck Road, Huntersville,

2021 Tawba Walk Arts & Music Festival (Sept. 25) This festival will include two stages of 26 | September 2021

entertainment, more than 100 local artists and vendors, craft breweries, food trucks, street art, games, giveaways, a kid zone, and more. Free. 2-8 p.m. Old Town Cornelius, 19725 Oak Street, Cornelius,

Mooresville Friends of the Library Speaker Series: NC Poet Laureate Jaki Shelton Green (Sept. 30)

Attend a reading with Shelton, followed by a book signing with the author. Books will be available for purchase. Free to attend. 6:30 p.m. Mooresville Public Library, 304 S. Main St., Mooresville,

Walk with a Doc (Oct. 2)

Join Cornelius PARC and Novant Health’s Lakeside Family Physicians for the return of Walk with a Doc, a walking program for everyone interested in taking steps for a healthier lifestyle. You’ll take a few minutes to learn about a current health topic from a Novant Physician, then spend the rest of the hour enjoying a healthy walk and fun conversation. Free; registration required. 9 a.m. Meet at Antiquity Greenway, 180 N. Zion Ave., Cornelius,

Carolina Renaissance Festival & Artisan Marketplace (Oct. 2-Nov. 21)

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ast month, I focused on inflation and its potential impact on your future financial plan. As we are experiencing rising prices (CPI-inflation), understanding their effect on our monthly budgets is another aspect to consider in your financial plan. Whether you are nearing ‘retirement’ or already have started your new journey, small adjustments in your plan can make a difference. A walk down memory lane can help put things into perspective. The core inflation rate from 1965-1972 averaged 4 percent and from 1973 to 2021 averaged 3.85 percent. 1973, you may recall, was the year of long gas lines from expensive oil with an inflation rate of 8.71 percent, and the 1970s got worse before things got better. The numbers do not lie, and historically, inflation/ CPI has been low. A return to mean averages can only be achieved through higher-than-normal numbers. Action steps for inflation-testing your budget can help you be proactive versus reactive: 1. Apply a 6-8 percent annual rate to inflationsensitive items like food. If your monthly costs go up, where does the money come from? 2. Consider adding more dividend-oriented equities, to shift balance from longer-hold growth portfolio to value-oriented income generation. 3. If you have a company pension, confirm if it has a fixed rate or adjustment feature called COLA-cost of living adjustment. Then recheck what was used in your plan, for income. 4. If you haven’t started social security payments yet, increased income to offset increased expenses from this

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source may be the right move. The “start vs. wait” decision should have its own analysis before pulling that trigger. Finally, how could these potential adjustments to your income affect your taxes? Consult with your CPA before implementing any major changes for clarity on potential tax consequences. While the great inflation debate continues, remember, long-term averages do a great job of softening the bad numbers and muting the good numbers whereas a shorter-term analysis may reveal a different outcome. As the age old saying goes, people do not plan to fail, they fail to plan. Turn a solid defense into a strong offense by making sure you have stress tested your plan against above-average inflation. Content in this material is for general information only and not intended to provide specific advice or recommendations for any individual. Securities and Advisory Services offered through LPL Financial, a Registered Investment Advisor, Member FINRA, SIPC. Content in this material is for general information only and not intended to provide specific advice or recommendations for any individual. Securities and Advisory Services offered through LPL Financial, a Registered Investment Advisor, Member FINRA, SIPC.

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Berkley Berkeley is an adorable, happy, and energetic 5-month old jack russell/pit bull terrier mix. He has a lot of energy and loves to play, but also is a cuddle bug. He is very sweet and learns quickly. He will do best with a very active and structured family. Berkley is also housebroken. His adoption fee is $250 and includes: spay/neuter, parvo/distemper series of shots, rabies, Bordetella, heartworm preventative while here, worming, and microchip.

Gus Gus, a mixed German wirehaired pointer is a gorgeous boy with a huge heart. He is a perfect gentleman in a home and enjoys meeting new people. Gus has been bounced around quite a bit this past year so he is looking for a patient person who will give him time to trust his new family and settle into a new home. Gus is working on leash manners so until he masters them, he is looking for a home with a fenced-in yard. Gus has met some dogs here and while he has liked some of them, his perfect home would be as a single dog with someone who is home a lot. Gus is 5 years old and weighs about 55 pounds. His adoption fee of $195 includes one free training session with a professional trainer to help kick start his leash walking manners.

Shea Shea, a mixed corgi hound, and her brother were adopted from North Meck Animal Rescue together in December. Shea’s brother has decided that he is not fond of her, and they have been getting into squabbles. The owners feel that it is best for Shea to go to another home where she does not have to worry about her brother. Shea is about 10 months old and weighs around 35 lbs. She is a very sweet but is nervous when she first meets you. She loves to play and will do best in an active family where she can get a lot of exercise. Shea does like children and plays well with kids. She will do best as an only dog or in a home with a playful or submissive dog. Her adoption fee is $250 and includes: spay/neuter, parvo/distemper series of shots, rabies, Bordetella, heartworm preventative while here, worming, and microchip.

Jax Jax is a two and a half year old German Shepherd/Siberian husky mix. He is neutered, heartworm negative and house and crate trained. He is a very loving, very active young dog. Jax was in training with the police department, and though he flunked out, just that he made it to be trained shows that he has a lot of potential. He loves humans and is very smart and treat motivated. He knows sit and down and with good direction will blossom into a great companion. Jax has the makings of an amazing dog, but to get there he needs an experienced dog owner that enjoys and allows time for training and exercise far beyond the command of “sit.” He is a lot of dog and needs to learn manners, better leash skills and how to become a well behaved companion. His first few weeks in a new home will require extra time and patience while he learns. Because of his training and exercise needs he should not be placed in a home with children, nor a condo or apartment. He has had dog friends in the past and he will be able to play and be with some other dogs, but dogs closer to his size are best. Jax also loves water and should go to a home where he will have opportunities to enjoy the water on a regular basis. His adoption fee is $195 and includes: spay/ neuter, parvo/distemper series of shots, rabies, Bordetella, heartworm preventative while here, worming, and microchip. 30 | September 2021






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