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If you want to ask our EXperts relationship questions, please e-mail kay@lakeviewimage.com

Ask Ms. Kay by Kay Dear Ms. Kay: I’m a 30 year old woman and have been with my boyfriend for 2 years. We have lived together for a year or so. We have a good relationship and we are happy together. Many of my girlfriends keep asking me when I’m getting married and starting a family, so I’m starting to feel like maybe I should be. They suggest that after 2 years together, a couple should know if they want to get married. I’ve mentioned it to my boyfriend but haven’t really gotten much reaction. My question is should I give him more time, or put a little pressure on him, or should I give him an ultimatum? Signed: Ms. Happy Dear Ms. Happy: You seem to have answered your own question. You have a good relationship and you’re happy. In these modern times, people are waiting longer to get married and start a family. There should not be a time limit on love. If you love each other and you’re happy, don’t put such strict rules on when or if you will ever get married. He will come around if and when he’s ready. If he doesn’t and you become discontent, then it’s your decision to leave when you are ready. It’s a lot easier to break up than it is to get a divorce.

Who Wears the Pants? by Erin Kincaid When trying to determine who is in charge of what in the home, every couple has heard the old adage, “Who wears the pants in this relationship?” The gender jokes about men having to be trained, the old ball and chain comments, we all know them all too well. But in today’s age, relationships are defined in roles that our forefathers, and foremothers, couldn’t even imagine. And these old sayings? Well they are just that; old sayings. Women are working not only full-time but often in dual careers while still mothering at full throttle. Men are changing their roles to be more active in the home and are required by their counterparts to be more emotionally available. It can be a really tough time for couples to navigate through the new rules of relationships. Some tips to handling and deciphering these issues are easy to remember. First, try to step into their shoes. Once you cross over mentally into the role that your partner is trying to play, your attitude and perspective change dramatically. If you approach this process with respect for the other person’s struggles, and possible failures, then you will be able to understand them better and help them succeed in new areas. Second, Do Not, and I repeat, Do Not compare yourselves to the neighbors. This is not a keeping up with the Jones’ type of thing. Every relationship is different and what works for your friends and family may not work for you. You have to decide for yourselves what is going to be positive and not apply another couple’s rules. They may do more harm than good. In my relationship we have separate bank accounts. It helps with the bill paying and keeps over-spending under control. It also helped to stop the arguments we were having about money. For some, this is a danger zone, but in our relationship it works. The rule here is to make your own rules. What you both agree on is what should take place. And last, but not least, relax. Good things take time and you cannot be expected to combine a family from totally different backgrounds and have it work perfectly right out of the shoot. It takes years of learning, listening and loving to create shared meaning and understanding. Just relax and know that this is a journey, not a destination. Enjoy the ride as you learn, and decide together, who is better at doing what in your home. It may mean dumping some of the old gender expectations of your upbringing and of past eras but nowadays that’s not only acceptable, but celebrated! The most important thing is to love one another through the mistakes and the learning and to keep your mind open to new possibilities within the relationship. Remember, the difference between successful and unsuccessful couples is how you handle your differences. For more information or to take a class on relationships visit LakesideRelationshipServices.com Are You Dating a Psycho? Can You Spot The Psycho? Take The Quiz - www.datingpsychos.com/quiz.html

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contents April/May/June 2011

Vol. 7, Issue 3

cover story 26 Ella Turner: Bridging the Gap with Jump Rope for Heart by Connie Renshaw

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Who Wears The Pants? By Erin Kinkaid

publisher/editor B. Scott Fitzgerald

graphic design Chris Scott

advertising sales Connie Renshaw

contributing writers Erin Kinkaid Aaron Cleaver Kim Dobbs

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Ben White

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Charles Mathis

Heart of Heath 5K by Kim Dobbs

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Live Music Capital of North Texas

Brian Fitzgerald

By Aaron Cleaver

Judy Evans

Rowlett Economic Development Forum on North Texas 2050

Alan Orshalick

By Ben White

Amy McDonald

2011 Tour of Gardens City of Heath Honors Troops

Amanda Frady

by Kim Dobbs

Connie Renshaw

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Continuing Education

By Amy McDonald

outdoor spaces 18

Patio Trends By Charles Mathis

helping hands 20

Centsible: Trendy, Chic, Thrifty by Judy Evans

real estate 22

Want to Live Like a King? by Brian Fitzgerald

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Understading Health Insurance by Alan Orshalick

puzzles 31 Crossword

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By Kim Dobbs The City of Heath invites you to start Easter weekend off at the 2011 Heart of Heath 5k Run/Walk on Saturday, April 23. The familyfriendly event is open to all ages and

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athletic abilities ranging from the casual walker or baby jogger to the elite runner. “The Heart of Heath is kind of like our own version of the Turkey Trot,” said Heath Mayor John Ratcliffe. “It has become a hometown tradition that our

residents love to share with friends and family who are visiting for the holiday.” “Hosting this event on Easter weekend has clearly been a popular decision,” said Joel Palin, chairman of the City of Heath’s Special Events Board. “Our participation has increased each year as folks come out to share the camaraderie of a great event that promotes healthy lifestyles and community involvement.” Participants this year will also enjoy enhancements made through the support of the Rockwall Running Center, which has proven national race management experience. “We will use our expertise and technology to provide a top-notch event that will attract participants from all over the Metroplex,” said Coach Barrett of the Rockwall Running Center. “The runner-friendly atmosphere will include expanded races categories, fast and accurate results, and a wellmarked and accurate course that we are in the process of certifying.” The male and female race categories are divided by age with awards presented to the top three in each class as well as awards going to the top runners overall. The age brackets are: u-11; 12-14; 15-19; 20-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; and 60 and up. Rain or shine, the run will begin at 8:30 a.m. at Heath City Hall at 200 Laurence Drive. A Dri-Fit T-shirt bearing the Heart of Heath logo will be given to every participant while


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A record 329 runners and walkers participated in the Heart of Heath 5k Run/Walk presented in 2010. The 2011 event is Easter Saturday, April 23. Register at www.heathtx.com. supplies last, and drawings will be held after the race for door prizes donated by local merchants. The early registration fee is $15 by April 20; and $20 thereafter including the morning of the race. The youth registration fee is $10 in advance and at the race. Pre-registration packet pick up will be Friday, April 22 from noon to 6 p.m. at Rockwall Running Center, 811 E. Yellowjacket Lane. Packet pickup and registration at the race will begin at 7:30 a.m. with an 8:15 warm up. Online registration and forms are available at www.heathtx.com or Heath City Hall. All proceeds from the run will benefit the Heath Trails System that will connect public areas, parks and neighborhoods. If you or your business would like to be a sponsor or prize donor, please contact Assistant City Manager Kim Dobbs at 972 771-6228 or kdobbs@heathtx.com. v Kim Dobbs is the Assistant City Manager for the City of Heath. L a k e V i e w I m a g e x A p r i l / M a y / J u n e 2 0 11

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The live music capital of North Texas by Aaron Cleaver Strike up the band because it’s time for another exciting summer of concerts in Rockwall—the live music capital of North Texas. Start your weekend early and kick back and enjoy an evening of great music at the Concert by the Lake Series at The Harbor Amphitheatre every Thursday night from May 5 through August 18, 7:30-9 p.m. The Rockwall Parks and Recreation Department, along with Rockwall Ford/Dodge, is providing this extraordinary outdoor event to ensure that you have a “foot tapping good time!” The concert series is in its 13th year and has become very popular with people all around the Metroplex. These concerts provide everyone a chance to listen to their favorite sounds ranging from Rock ‘n Roll to Texas Country. With the music, live band atmosphere and rocking tunes, the concerts also provide a great family environment. The Harbor— with a great selection of shops and

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restaurants and a Cinemark Movie Theater—is home to the concert series and has become increasingly popular to boaters because they can drop anchor, relax and hang out with other local boat owners and listen to great live music. Whether you have a big boat or a small boat, come join us every Thursday for the fun. For land lubbers, The Harbor is located at 2047 Summer Lee Drive in Rockwall. Arrive early and grab an outside table at Dodie’s or Gloria’s or browse through some of the shops before the show begins. Whether you like rock or a little bit of country, we have the next three and a half months planned for you and your family. The concerts run for 16 weeks with a different band each week. Don’t miss this year’s great lineup at the Concert by the Lake Series. May 5 - David Allen, Elvis Tribute May 12 - The Party Crashers, Variety May 19 - Vocal Trash, Variety May 26 - Me and My Monkey, Beatles Tribute

June 2 - Escape, Journey Tribute June 9 - Blaze of Glory, Bon Jovi Tribute June 16 - The Pictures, Variety June 23 - Django Walker, Country June 30 - Hanna’s Reef, Jimmy Buffett Tribute July 7 - King Creole, Variety July 14 - Double Ace, Variety July 21 - Railhead, Classic Rock July 28 - Professor D, Variety August 4 - King Buck’s, Country August 11 - Fastlane, Eagles Tribute August 18 - Ponty Bone, Cajun Zydeco The concerts provide a safe and music-filled evening for the entire family. Parents or couples are able to relax in their lawn chairs or on a blanket and enjoy a night filled with great music. Grab the family, a picnic basket and a couple of lawn chairs and join us every Thursday night at the Live Music Capital of North Texas for the Concert by the Lake series! v Aaron Cleaver is the recreation coordinator for the City of Rockwall.


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Rowlett Economic Development Forum by Ben White

Pictured From left: Diane Lemmons, Economic Development Specialist; Eric Anderson, American National Bank; Mark Garcia, Better Bank & Trust (BB&T)

The Rowlett Economic Development Advisory Board (Robin Tomberlin, Doug Phillips, Todd Gottel, John Spor, Drew Howard, Mark Garcia, Dr. James Fowler and Larry Glick) hosted the 2nd Annual Rowlett Economic Development Forum. The purpose of this forum is to showcase Rowlett and all of its opportunities to the development community. Representatives from development firms, site selection firms, brokerage houses, banks, city staff and elected officials were all present. The title of the event was North Texas 2050: For a Future That is Better Than “Business As Usual”. Karen Walz, FAICP, Strategic Community Solutions, was the keynote speaker. Her work experience includes East and West coast communities, as well as Texas, the Midwest and Western U.S She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Stanford University and a Master of City and Regional Planning from Harvard

University. Ms. Walz is a Fellow of the American Institute of Certified Planners and a past President of APA Texas. She is also the Project Manager for “Vision North Texas,” a coalition of private, public and non-profit organizations carrying out a regional visioning initiative for the DallasFort Worth Metroplex. Other current or recent clients include the cities of Allen, Benbrook, Dallas, Denton, Fredericksburg, Garland, Irving, Prosper, Richardson, San Antonio and Trophy Club, Texas, the North Central Texas Council of Governments and The Trinity Trust Foundation, a nonprofit organization. The presentation discussed why Vision North Texas is challenging ‘business as usual,’ how can our region do better and what does North Texas 2050 suggest about Rowlett’s strategies for success? One reason why North Texas is challenging ‘business as usual’ is simply due to the population

growth. In 2000, there were 5.3 million people in North Texas. By 2010, the population is expected to grow to 6.5 million. By 2030, one third of the region’s households will live outside current urban areas in lower-density communities. 900,000 acres of agricultural land will have been converted to other uses. The amount of impervious surface will double. We will have spent $71 billion on transportation improvements, but traffic congestion will still increase. Over half the new households will live in water supply lake watersheds. The Vision North Texas team suggests communities create places with lasting value. These places should have distinctive character, offer diverse choices for people throughout their lives, and be adaptable to meet changing needs and demands. Communities should also focus on the economy of the future, build for new markets, maximize on infrastructure investment, invest in open spaces, enhance local sustainability and plans should align with North Texas 2050. Rowlett is working hard to plan for the future. With all the transportation projects (President George Bush Turnpike Eastern Extension and Dallas Area Rapid Transit) being completed soon, now is the time to start getting our return on investment. For more information on Vision North Texas, please visit www. visionnorthtexas.org. v Ben White is the Director of Economic Development with the City of Rowlett.

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Photo by Claudia Holt

2011 Tour of Gardens

The 8th Annual Tour of Gardens hosted by the Rockwall County Master Gardener Association is scheduled for May 14, 2011 from 9 am until 2 pm. We are pleased to present five standout gardens to guarantee you one outstanding day! As always the tour is at your leisure and a rain or shine event. Four gracious homeowners will open their private gardens on this day for your viewing pleasure, plus the Rockwall County Discovery Garden, created and maintained by the Rockwall County Master Gardeners, will be on display. Every year we strive to offer something new for our guests and this year is no exception. You will be treated to wide open spaces just minutes from Rockwall! Not every garden is located on a large lot or multiple acres. The design of one of our featured gardens was done so cleverly that once you drive up you will forget you are in the middle of a subdivision! This tree-lined lot has a creek running alongside it and is the perfect setting for the beautiful curved beds that you will find in the front and back yards. Multiple patios and seating areas invite you to sit a while and enjoy the views of the many landscaped plantings and the pool that is nestled in the center of it all. Do not sit too long though! There

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is still a lot to see, including the garden that features meandering stone paths for you to stroll around. The plethora of landscape beds of all shapes and sizes are filled with many interesting shrubs and perennials. This large garden includes a swing and benches along the way for you to rest and reflect upon the beauty that surrounds you. The remaining two gardens are among the largest we have ever featured. Allow plenty of time to view these gardens. There is a lot to see and you will not want to miss a thing! The first thing that will greet you are the views from these two gardens. This could be one of the best kept secrets in Rockwall County! Prepare to enjoy a bit of Texas Hill Country charm set on 52 acres. The curving mix of flower beds combined with the flowing hardscapes and pool is the perfect place for gathering family and friends. Steps away from the pool is a large pond and fountain, complete with weeping willows, a sculptural focal point accenting the gardens surrounding the house. The views continue at the next garden where you will have access to a large part of the 25 acres that surrounds this California ranch style home. This is a wonderful garden to explore.

Among the sites to see are a koi pond, a vegetable garden and pecan grove, as well as a woodland setting which is the ideal position for a gazebo, offering views of the pond and surrounding garden, where you will always find a welcome breeze. Conclude your day by making a trip to the Rockwall County Discovery Garden. Master Gardeners dedicate countless hours into this educational garden which is a collaboration with Rockwall ISD. Many areas of the garden will be in full bloom showcasing various demonstration beds which include annuals, perennials, fruit trees and raised vegetable beds. You will also enjoy two beautiful water features, Knockout Rose trial beds that run almost the full length of the garden, and the new Children’s Area. Tickets go on sale April 13! They are available at the Texas AgriLife Extension Office weekdays from 8-5 (closed 12-1) and at the following local retailers: American National Bank, Belfiore Salon & Spa, Candles by Carol, The Candy Jar, Covington’s Nursery, Culver ’s Restaurant, Land Art Nursery, Homesley’s Nursery, Landscape Source-Rockwall and Heath, Lasting Impressions, TR Café & Grill, and from any Rockwall County Master Gardener. Tour addresses and a map will be on the tickets. This is an “at your leisure” tour. Tour the gardens in any order you choose starting at 9 a.m. and make sure to leave enough time to visit all the gardens before they close at 2 p.m. Roses are red, violets are blue, gardens are full of blooms and ready for you! Ticket price is $8 in advance and $10 on the day of the tour. For more info call 972-204-7660 and visit www.rockmga.org for updates! v


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Summer Reading Club at the Rowlett Public Library By Amanda Frady Children of all ages are invited to join the Summer Reading Club at the Rowlett Public Library for summer reading pleasure, entertainment from professional performers, free movies on a big screen, and the chance to earn prizes. The program is offered at no charge to participants through the sponsorship of the City of Rowlett, Friends of Rowlett Public Library, Inc., local merchants, and the Texas State Library. Registration will begin on Tuesday, June 1st, and the program runs through Saturday, July 31st. Children can win great prizes and coupons for each 5 hours read, up to 30 hours. Special performers for schoolage children will be offered at the Community Centre on Tuesdays at 2 p.m. Admission is free, but tickets are required. Stop by the Rowlett Public Library Reference Desk to pick up your free ticket one week in advance. June 8th - Tin Roof Tango, featuring percussion instruments from around the world June 15th - Children of the World Marionette Show June 22nd - Native American Story Teller, Amy Bluemel June 29th - Balloon Artist and Magician, Mr. Jazzz July 6th - Creature Teacher July 13th - Tharpo the Juggling Clown July 20th - The Monkey Show July 27th - Summer Reading Club

Finale: The David Chicken Show with Super Joanie. Starting June 10th fun summer movies and popcorn will be offered on Thursdays at 2 p.m. See library calendar for movie titles. Teen Summer Reading Club Within Arms Reach: The Future is Yours! Teens will receive incentives for every 10 hours read. After completing 30 hours of reading, teens will be entered into a grand prize drawing for $100 worth of books, DVDs, or CDs at the end of the summer (selected by the prize winner and purchased by the library). Starting June 9th Teen Book Club (grade 6 and up) will meet on Wednesdays from 1 to 2 p.m. and will be followed by special programs for teens with crafts, anime, games, or movies from 2 to 4 p.m. See library calendar for movie titles. June 9th: Watch a Movie; June 16th: Try Out Some Art (sign up beginning June 9th); June 23rd: Watch a Movie; June 30th: Write a Short Memoir; July 7th: Watch a Movie; July 14th: Build and Launch a Model Rocket (limited to 20 participants, sign up beginning July 1st); Teen Summer Reading Club Finale—Pool Party at the Wet Zone. Saturday, July 31st from 6:30 to 8 p.m.: Splish & Splash at our Pool Party Finale at the Wet Zone. Reading program winners will be drawn and those present will receive 1st choice of prizes! Teens who turned in 30 hours are eligible for the larger prizes, but all Teen Summer Reading Club participants are invited to attend. Pick up your free tickets at the Rowlett Public

Library beginning July 15th. Adult Summer Reading Club: Why Should the Kids Have All the Fun? Adults can win prizes for reading too! Between Tuesday, June 1st, and Saturday, July 31st, for each adult level book you read, you will receive one entry in a weekly drawing for a $25 gift card from a restaurant, book store, or other retailer. All entries will be included in a grand prize drawing for $100 worth of books, DVDs, or CDs at the end of the summer (selected by the prize winner and purchased by the library). Participants may only win one $25 prize during the 8-week program, but may continue to submit entry forms for the grand prize drawing. Rowlett Public Library Hours: Monday-Thursday - 9:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m.; Friday-Saturday - 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Sunday—Closed. We are located at 3900 Main Street in Rowlett. Phone: 972-412-6161. Website: www.Rowlett.com. v Amanda Frady is a Public Services Librarian with the City of Rowlett.

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From left: Rockwall Fire Chief Mark Poindexter; Heath Mayor John Ratcliffe; Heath DPS Chief Terry Garrett; Christa Poindexter; Officer Mark “Andrew” Poindexter; Trey Poindexter; Zach Poindexter; and Pollyanna Frazier.

City of Heath Honors Our Troops By Kim Dobbs The City of Heath has a long history of honoring the men and women of the community who have served our country in the armed forces. Each year, the City invites veterans and active members of the military to march alongside or ride on a special float in the City of Heath’s Annual Independence Day Parade. The City Council also welcomes residents who have returned home from active duty with a special proclamation and recognition during a City Council meeting. In 2010, the City had the privilege of honoring three individuals following their service overseas. The first was U.S. Army Specialist

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Zackary Ryan Simmons, who was deployed to Iraq and Germany. Specialist Simmons is a hometown boy whose parents, Mike and Jane Simmons, live in Heath. He graduated from Rockwall High School in 2003 and attended Lake Pointe Church before joining the Army in 2005. Also recognized was Lance Corporal Mark McKenna of the United States Marine Corps following deployments to Iraq, Guam and on the USS Boxer. Lance Corporal McKenna’s family lives in Heath. He graduated from Garland Christian Academy in 2006 and attended Lake Pointe Church before joining the U.S. Marine Corps in 2006.

The year concluded with a presentation to United States Coast Guard Reservist Petty Officer 2nd Class Mark “Andrew” Poindexter, II, who is an officer with the Heath Department of Public of Safety and son of Rockwall Fire Chief Mark Poindexter, who is also a former Heath police officer. Petty Officer Poindexter had completed his nine-month deployment to JTF Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. During his tour of duty, he received multiple awards including a Commandant’s Letter of Commendation, Coast Guard Presidential Unit Citation, Coast Guard Unit Commendation Award, Coast Guard Reserve Good Conduct, National Defense Service Medal,


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Pictured From left: Mike Simmons, Jenna Simmons, Heath Mayor John Ratcliffe, U.S. Army Specialist Zackary Ryan Simmons, Natalie Simmons and Jane Simmons Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, and the Coast Guard Overseas Ribbon w/Mobilization Device.

After accepting the City’s recognition, Officer Poindexter made the surprise presentation of numerous awards to the Council and staff that he had successfully secured from the

Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR). The City of Heath, members of the City Council, City Manager Ed Thatcher, and Heath DPS Chief Terry Garrett and his DPS officers were all presented with the ESGR’s Patriot Award. Employers qualify for the award when they practice leadership and personnel policies that support employee participation in the Guard and Reserve. If you have a family member or friend who has returned home to Heath from active duty, the Heath City Council would like to honor him or her during a Council meeting. For more information, please contact Assistant City Manager Kim Dobbs at 972-771-6228 or kdobbs@ heathtx.com. Veterans and active members of the military are also invited to ride in the 2011 Independence Day Parade, Monday, July 1. v Kim Dobbs is the Assistant City Manager for the City of Heath.

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Continuing Education at Eastfield College By Amy McDonald

Eastfield College is more than just biology, chemistry, math, etc. Our Continuing Education (CE) Department is swimming, pottery, computers, workforce training, personal and professional development courses, and other outreach programs to enhance individual, community and economic development. The Eastfield College Criminal Justice Training Center provides continuing education training in the field of law enforcement to individuals wishing to enter the law enforcement profession all the way through the veteran police officer. The CJTC Police Academy is ranked highly throughout the state and is one of the few police academies in North Texas that accepts students who are not sponsored by a law enforcement agency. The English Language Learning Advisement (ELLA) Center addresses the administrative, clerical, advising, and registration needs of the entire English Language Learner (ELL)

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population at Eastfield. ELLA supports academic success and student retention by correctly matching ELL needs and goals with Eastfield programs of study. Renewable Energy is one of the hottest job markets right now. In response to the trend, Eastfield is offering Introduction to Renewable Energy; this is a hands-on laboratory for students interested in training or retraining for a career in the emerging “green collar” industry. In a handson format, it guides students through the fundamentals of renewable energy. A second Renewable Energy course, Intro to Solar Tech, presents the fundamental knowledge and skills for the Photo Voltaic industry including the fundamentals of, job site safety, electrical theory, PV theory, component knowledge, basic concepts of system design and construction. Classroom lecture and labs provide hands-on instruction and work site simulation. CE offers certificates in several programs. A certificate program is a grouping of related courses designed to enhance marketable skills and promote students in the job market. Students must successfully complete each course in the program, and demonstrate proficiency in required areas to receive a certificate. Currently certificates such as Accounting Technician, Human Resources Management, Community Pharmacy Technician, Office Specialist, Customer Service Management, Phlebotomy Technician, Event Planner, Medical Administrative Assistant, Heating Ventilation & Air Conditioning, Supervision and Management, Training & Development, and Medical, Billing & Coding are obtainable through Eastfield. Do you or your child dream of being the next rock superstar? Get them guitar lessons at Eastfield! For summer 2011, Eastfield’s Childrens Guitar classes require that students

bring their own nylon string guitar (not electric) and footrest. Instructor Rachel Loss-Cutler-Hull’s course Music Theory (ages 11-19) teaches reading music and understanding rhythm, meter, tempo, and harmonies. There is a class for beginning players ages 7-11 or 12-18 and cost is $110. If you prefer private instructor, those classes are available for ages 7-18 or adults as half hour private sessions for $179. Eastfield’s Guitar Festival returns to campus Saturday, June 4. All ages can have fun listening to great concerts and learning about classical guitar technique with the Eastfield College music instructors and guest faculty. Most of the day’s events are free and all are welcome! For only $25, you can register to perform in a master class taught by one of three distinguished classical guitar instructors. Information (including payment options) on the evening concert is forthcoming. Watch the Eastfield website for more details! Is your child into drama? Sign them up for the Summer Theatre Camp for Children and Teens (ages 7-18) running June 13-17. Instructors include: Dustina Reasons, Eastfield credit Drama coordinator; Lori Honeycutt-Phillips, Eastfield Tech Theatre Specialist; and Andra Dunn, guest instructor of Arts Integration from Oklahoma City ISD and Children’s Theatre. Participants will learn acting techniques and acting games, backstage and creation of sets, and prepare a special show to be performed on the last day of class for family, friends and the campus. Registration for the theatre camp is based on age category. Tuition is $150. (Child care for ages 7-15 is available before and after the summer theatre camp classes for an additional $60.) Join us for a full week (June 20-25) of tickling the ivories at the annual Eastfield Piano Festival. The festival consists of piano workshops and


education master classes taught by renowned pianists. On June 25, the professional concert pianist will be Rick Andrews; all ages are welcome to attend the Saturday concert. Piano Festival Beginner/ Elementary class (ages 7-18 with minimum of 6 months piano lessons) will take place Monday through Friday, and costs only $100. Intermediate (all ages, pre-audition required) class is Wednesday through Friday; cost is $124. If you or your child is an advanced player, sign up for Advanced class (pre-audition required) Wednesday through Friday, for $124. Need help preparing to take the GED test? The Continuing Education Department offers Examination Preparation Classes. For high school students preparing to take the ACT, SAT or Dallas County Community College District Accuplacer entrance exam, courses are available to help! In addition, Reading and Writing improvement/TAKS test preparation classes for kindergarten through grade 12 can be taken. Other prep classes available are TAKS Science and Social Studies High School exit level; Math improvement and TAKS Math test; High School Algebra I and II and High School Geometry. Many students enter a college credit class having already taken one of our most popular CE classes— swimming—as a baby or toddler. Our CE department offers spring and summer swim classes for ages 6 months on up. Continuing Education is intro­ ducing three new Acting workshops in 2011—May 21, June 4 and June 18 (minimum age for participants is 16)! Instructors will be Dustina Reasons and Matt and Emily Gray for the May workshop--Sketch Comedy and Improvisation. The June 4 workshop will be taught by Reasons and Shane Strawbridge and is titled Auditions, Monologues and Cold Readings. The final summer workshop on June 18 features instructors Reasons and Justin Amos teaching Stage Combat and Movement. All workshops meet from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. with a closing performance at 6 p.m. and cost $75. Eastfield College has been serving

A Children’s Continuing Education Guitar class holds their year end recital the Mesquite, Garland and East Dallas community since 1970, providing high quality educational opportunities. Whether it is for a children’s swim class, a workforce training class or an ACT prep class you can’t go wrong with Eastfield’s Continuing Education Department. Don’t forget CE classes are also offered at our Pleasant Grove campus located at 802 S. Buckner Blvd.

Find more information on our website at www.eastfieldcollege.edu/ced/ index.asp. Eastfield College, one of the seven Dallas County Community Colleges, is located at 3737 Motley Drive in Mesquite, just north of I-30. v Amy McDonald is the marketing and advertising coordinator for Eastfield College.

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Holistic Health Fair

Please Come Join Us! Saturday, May 7th, 10 am – 2 pm. The Center at Rockwall City Place (at the corner of Washington & Goliad/205 in downtown Rockwall) Here’s an opportunity for you to learn about the impressive array of holistic modalities, services and products available to us, right here in our own backyard. You will have the chance to meet and talk with various practitioners and vendors, and find out much more about holistic health topics. We hope this event will answer your questions and give you more insight and education on the benefits of adding these health care services and products to enrich your life. Topics included will be: Acupuncture, Tai Chi, Yoga, Pilates, Chiropractic, Massage Therapies, Rolfing, Midwifery, Skin Care, Nutrition, Homeopathy, Functional Medicine, and much more… Come for a day of fun, information and giveaways! Admission is FREE so bring a Friend! For further information contact: Kathy Wanderer, R.N.,L.Ac. at 972-772-3327 or The Rockwall Parks & Recreation Dept. at 972-771-7740

Awareness about child abuse and neglect

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Special activities during this month help us remember the children who have been affected by child abuse or neglect and think about what we can do to make every child feel loved. Lone Star CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) community volunteers advocate for the best interests of children who come into the court system primarily as a result of child abuse and neglect. Lone Star CASA will participate in two special events in April to remember those children who are in foster care as a result of abuse or neglect; we will join Kaufman County CPS at the Courthouse Square in Kaufman for a program and balloon release, and we will host a Candlelight Vigil at the Historic Courthouse on the Square in Rockwall. On May 15 the Metro East Division of Dallas Homebuilders Association will host its 6th Annual Cars for CASA at The Harbor in Rockwall. Cars, old and new, motorcycles, boats, RVs, as well as food and vendor booths, are featured in the event, and all for the benefit of Rockwall and Kaufman Counties’ most vulnerable citizens, its abused and neglected children. Over 300 entries and approximately 3,000 spectators have participated in this event in the past. Sponsorships and entry information are available at www.lonestarcasa.org. This event is designed to raise funds for programs to support these children and help raise awareness of this problem. In the process, we hope to find more caring adults who want to get involved and help as volunteer advocates. Lone Star CASA is part of a successful statewide and national movement of volunteers advocating on behalf of abused and neglected children. Nationwide, there are more than 900 CASA programs in operation. For additional information about CASA, visit the National CASA website, www. nationalcasa.org; the Texas CASA website, www.texascasa.org; or the Lone Star CASA website, www.lonestarcasa.org. The local CASA office is located at 108 Kenway, Rockwall, and the telephone number is 972-772-5858. v

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Because Big D Boat Club owns the boats and pays all of the slip rent, maintenance, cleaning, licensing and boat insurance expenses, you only pay an affordable monthly membership fee and the fuel you use on each outing. That’s it. No other cost! Membership in the Club There are a variety of membership packages including Platinum, Gold and Silver with options for corporate and shared memberships with family and friends—all with unlimited use. Membership Includes: • Unlimited use of the fleet with guaranteed reservations • Safety training and gear • Life jackets in all sizes • Wakeboards, wake surfboards, skis, tubes • Invited guests are welcome • Reciprocal guest privileges at both Lake Ray Hubbard and Lewisville locations Compared to boat ownership that can cost well over $1,000 per month (boat payment, slip fees, insurance, repairs, outfitting etc.), club membership is very economical—monthly dues begin as low as $208.

Big D Boat Club

Owner, Monty Kitchen, compares the process to booking a tee time to play golf. He says, “You can book up to three confirmed reservations, 30 to 45 days in advance, and you can always call to see if there is a boat available, even if you do not have a reservation. It is similar to ‘walking on’ at a golf course.”

Boating can create memorable experiences whether you enjoy fishing, waterskiing or just tooling around the lake with your family and friends. But, boat ownership has its downside when it comes to memorable experiences like making the loan and insurance payments, slip fees, registration fees and the cost of maintenance and repair.

Do you need a daily rental of ski boats, pontoons or wave runners? Then look no further than Big D Watersports. Big D Watersports is Big D Boat Club’s sister company and maintains a separate fleet of watercraft available to the public. Visit our website at www.bigdwatersports.com or call 214.705.3905 for more information.

For those who still want the boating lifestyle but don’t want the hassle, Big D Boat Club has the perfect solution. A private, member-only boat club, Big D has brand new top-of-the-line vessels including wakeboard, pontoon, deck, runabout and fishing boats to make your time on the lake fun and rewarding.

Enjoy your summer with a hassle-free boating experience. Big D Boat Club can show you how.

Big D Boat Club is great for beginning boaters who want to learn to safely handle boats. Membership includes an informative course in boating safety and hands-on instruction on the water. For previous boat owners and experienced boaters, it couldn’t be easier. Simply visit our website and click on the members login tab to reserve your choice of vessel from the Big D fleet. Club boats can be reserved the same day or up to 45 days in advance. When you arrive, your boat is fueled, cleaned and loaded with the water toys (included with membership) you requested when you made your reservation. All boats in the fleet are ready to use—in the water in one of the covered dock wet slips. No hauling involved or waiting in line at the boat ramp. You’ll spend more time doing what you love out on the water.

Lake Ray Hubbard - Chandlers Landing Marina

Visit our website www.bigdboatclub.com

Call 214.705.3041 Two Convenient Locations:

Lake Lewisville - Hidden Cove Marina (Frisco side of the lake at FM423 and Stonebrook)

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outdoor spaces

by Charles Mathis

Outdoor Living Patio Trends The leading trend in DFW is Outdoor Living Patios. Who would have projected that the landscape architect designers would be drawing up so many planned designs for the homeowners outdoor living experience? Complete conceptual kitchens, full great rooms, dining areas and living rooms w/all the amenities and features--perfect for retreat relaxation and household entertaining. Advances take us beyond a barbeque grill and a folding chair. Homeowners today are enjoying their Outdoors Living Patios in opulence and style. Outdoor Living can be created within any budget, using a phase by phase project approach. With a few basic consultation tips, planned ideas and a trusted contractor, your Outdoor Living Area could be well on its way. Today homeowners are phasing out the larger master plans, staging the future phases with conventional designer tricks and décor innovations. One example: Trellises can mimic a wall; an existing covered pavilionwhen designer-painted and dressed in cedar they create a marvelous ceiling. Hanging wrought iron décor from headers and adding tables and chairs provide beauty and functionality. Hanging outdoor weather-resistant

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draperies and fabrics add elegance and beauty, and décor accents, candles, torch lamps, framed wine racks, exotic patio art, color coordination and cozy furniture bring a home atmosphere to your outdoor living room. In today’s cooling economy, return on investment is equally important, as is the quality of life. Many homes in this area are finding out that the resale value of the outdoor living area is gaining a much more positive return than that of the swimming pools/spas. Average homeowners of 5-10 years are usually spending 10%-15% of the home’s value on outdoor landscapes and Outdoor Living Rooms. Even so, more and more builders are moving toward the outdoor living lifestyle in their architectural design format. In today’s builder market, Spec-home models are demanding more and more. The outdoor living room is a significant inclusion to meet the quality of the new home market. Outdoor living patios trends Fireplaces. Outdoor living patios aren’t quite complete without creating some type of simple fire feature. From a nice warm cozy fire pit to a full-scale towering Fireplace, the element of fire will make any backyard attraction fun and entertaining. Outdoor fireplaces are “hot” right now, but the Italian Brick Oven option is something to consider when budgeting an outdoor Living space. Any style, from simple to exotic stone designs, can be captured and constructed to

meet your tastes, interests and lifestyle. Pergolas. Extending enclosures or shade structures over your outdoor living patio area ties everything together and is a great way to bring the inside outdoors. This might include a simple trellis post to post slat work, or a horizontal ridged structure attached to your home. Overhead constructions of various kinds are where lifestyle and quality living merge in the great outdoors. The cedar structures create amazing rooms, from a full Covered Cabana Structure, to a free-standing open pergola view. Homeowners are increasingly finding out that these affordable by outdoor livingMathis patios are a Charles way of life. They energize the home and add improved features, becoming one of the home’s most favored rooms. Patio Furniture. Patio furniture and bar stools are named among the trend as huge. You get what you pay for-this is very true when it comes to the world of outdoor furniture . Instead of buying disposable pieces, we are seeing more and more homeowners invest in quality outdoor patio furniture. Maintenance free, weather resistant, rust proof metals are among the better pieces being crafted today. Generally, when it comes to outdoor patio furniture, your investment will pay off in the long run. Water features. The beauty of a custom outdoor water feature is that it can be used nearly yearround and can be as simple or as elaborate as the customer wants, depending upon their budget. Water features can be made from a variety of economical materials to match or accent a customer ’s existing outdoor décor and/or landscape design. Whether it be a roaring, natural boulder waterfall or a simple freestanding casted design, water can


outdoor spaces be customized any way that you could imagine to set the scene and bring paradise and relaxation home. Swimming pools, hot tubs and spas are excellent options to invigorate your outdoor experience. Outdoor Kitchens/Grill Islands. Grill islands and outdoor kitchens can be made from the highest quality building materials and are being tailor-made to customer ’s specifications. These can be built in natural stone, textured stucco and/ or tile designs and are available in a variety of counter-top styles to match any outdoor décor or textured theme. Homeowners are looking for the best outdoor stainless steel appliances (with the best lasting results) for their money. “The trend is immense. More and more homeowners are requesting professional lighting and outdoor stereos installations; always creating, to capture that perfect ambiance for outdoor entertaining for family, friends and favorite memories. A variety of units and kitchen features are manufactured and engineered to withstand our climate conditions. Advanced hanging racks, cabinetry shelves and storage space options not only give homeowners that extra cooking space, but give that signature design of easy access and optional cooking tools. Advantages of using masonry give that perfect fit for all your outdoor appliancescustom and tailor-made just for the homeowner. Stone, brick & tile kitchens have the highest ratings for outdoor use: easy to use, easy to clean, weather-

proof and very functional as well as ascetically pleasing. If you use the right contractor, creating an outdoor living space can be relatively easy, and an inexpensive way to increase your home’s relaxing footprint. The growing trend is continuing strongly in the lakeside area in Spring 2011. What was driven by the old screened-in porch views, wrap around Colonial Style porches, waterfront hammock palapa, cultural courtyards, and the lonely gazebo, has now erupted into one of the largest trends of the American homeowner. The great outdoor feel, and its serene escape has led many to find out that backyard living is more then just a shaded lawn chair or swing. It’s a practical way of life, a stress free life of relaxation and entertainment, filled with the freedoms of outdoor living commodities yet expanding the interior home sanctuary into a backyard lifestyle. Hundreds and even thousands of homeowners citywide are now designing and creating that lush, cozy, relaxing atmosphere. Many are finding out that it doesn’t take much for an outdoor area to become their favorite hangout. Especially if you add a little exterior furniture, outdoor surround sound, flat screen televisions,

fashionable accessories and rugs, outdoor kitchen features, and outdoor lighting effects-all of which rival indoor furnishings for beauty and functionality. Outdoor Living patios, if designed with the right basic elements, can save time and money, and still give you more then you ever expected. Life is short...so live it to its fullest...you’ll never regret that you did! v Charles Mathis is the owner of Day Spring Outdoor Living Creations.

• Outdoor Living Areas • Covered Patios • Cabana Enclosures • Flagstone Island Bars • Outdoor Kitchens • Fireplaces, Torches • Water Features • Landscape Designs • Arbor-Pergola Structures • Custom Stonework

972.772.2836 28 Lakeway Drive Rockwall TX 75032

rockwallstone.com outdoorlivingpatios.com

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helping hands

Trendy, Chic, Thrifty (adjs.): Centsible, The Boutique, Rockwall Thrift Store By Judy Evans

Welcome to the Rockwall County Helping Hands thrift stores – where resale is the new retail and where thrifty shopping gives you Texas bragging rights. At the Rockwall Thrift Store featuring The Boutique and at Centsible in Royse City, shopping areas are designed to resemble retail shops with one big difference – the prices. The quality, gently used and pre-loved donated merchandise-filled stores are a haven for bargain shoppers with prices lower than most ordinary thrift stores in the North Texas area. “This isn’t your mother ’s thrift store—really!” said Helping Hands Executive Director Margo Nielsen. “Our original Thrift Store in Rockwall resembles an upscale warehousestyle store. The Boutique is a small wonderland of beautiful top-quality merchandise, and Centsible has so much panache, most shoppers don’t recognize that it’s a thrift store.” Centsible on Main Street in Royse City typifies what shoppers want in a retail store – trendy and chic with better merchandise at bargain prices and located in the heart of a revitalized

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downtown lined with quaint shops and good restaurants. Customers are always saying they think Centsible is a retail shop, said Thrift Store Manager Melody East. Shoppers will find a wide array of treasures at Centsible (and our other stores). It might be the perfect little black dress (many with designer labels, some with the price tag intact), a chair in your favorite shade of red (donated by someone that definitely had no kids, dogs or cats) or a painting to complement your stylish dining room. Valued antiques, designer clothing and lo v e ly crystal, silver and china pieces are scattered

throughout the stores. Mary Johnson is a very enthusiastic Helping Hands thrift store fan. Her new Housewarmers of Rockwall County office on Main St. in Royse City was completely decorated with items from the stores. “Many clients that have visited the office are amazed at the décor,” Mrs. Johnson said. “I guess you could say I am also a walking Helping Hands fashion show since a majority of my wardrobe is from the stores! Shocking? Yes. Most people are surprised when they compliment what I am wearing, and I tell them about the stores and all the on-line coupons Helping Hands sends to shoppers (what an incentive to open that e-mail!).” Mrs. Johnson’s family joins her in supporting the thrift stores. “Our homes are a reflection of the many fabulous purchases we have made at the stores. The items are of great quality and show a designer flair,” she noted.


helping hands Centsible opened in 2010 and immediately made itself at home on Main Street. Mrs. East hosted the town’s first Pumpkin Patch last October to raise revenue for the development of a merchant’s organization and joined the effort to bring more shoppers to the quaint, historic downtown. “Centsible is all about the concept of offering shoppers a retail shopping experience at resale price,” said Mrs. East. “At the moment we began discussing the possibility of moving to Main Street I knew the store had to have charm and vintage style. I hope that is what customers experience as they shop and that they leave with bargains galore.” Bill Shipp, the town’s city manager, said Centsible has contributed to the success of the Main Street program. “Its success is evidenced by the cars you see downtown now, even in early evening. Centsible is one of those attractions,” Mr. Shipp explained. “We now have a fair amount of foot traffic from one store to another, and there is a growing synergy of small boutiques that is attracting shoppers from other areas.” Referring to Centsible as “a really neat store,” Mr. Shipp said his wife liked it so much she is now a Helping Hands volunteer. At Helping Hands we know prudent consumption has replaced mindless consumerism, and through Centsible, the Rockwall Thrift Store and The Boutique, we are doing our part to help people stay within their budget by reducing pointless waste and saving them money. Our thrift stores are a win-win for everyone. They make belt-tightening fun and achievable, they offer a place to send your unwanted “stuff” and they give you the opportunity to do good things for our community by: • Providing clothing, furniture and household items for residents in need; • Providing revenue from resold items that funds 41 percent of agency operating expenses; • Providing customers great bargains that save them money—not a small achievement in this economy. “Shoppers are looking for a

bargain in this economy, and that’s what they will find at the Thrift Stores of Helping Hands,” said Mrs. East, adding that the stores are always in need of donations. Helping Hands has served Rockwall County since 1976. You can support our non-profit critical assistance agency by: shopping our stores, visiting our Health Center where affordable quality health care is available to everyone, making a financial donation, donating gently used clothing and merchandise, or by

volunteering your time and talents. Give us a call at 972-771-HELP or pay us a visit in Rockwall (950 Williams St.), at the Health Center (102 S. First St. in Rockwall) or at Centsible in Royse City (117 E. Main St.). We would love for you to be a part of the organization that lends a helping hand to the less fortunate in our community every day. Please visit our web site at rockwallcountyhelpinghands.com v Judy Evans is a Public Relations Consultant.

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Want to live like a King? By Brian Fitzgerald

So you want to be a king? Or at least live in a castle. Rockwall’s very own Castle Douglas can be found at 2071 Clem Road Extension. This 23,000 square feet abode even has its own website, http://www. castledouglastexas.com, in case you want to check it out. The Castle includes a great room

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big enough to throw a wedding and the reception. In fact, the castle is currently a full-service wedding venue, and for $2.7 million you can buy it, start your own monarchy and use the 71 acres as your own sovereign state. The castle motif not your style, but you still want to be the Master of your domain. Here are a few other mansions in Dallas and Rockwall County. The most expen­ s ive home on the market in the DFW Metroplex is located at 1851 Turbeville in Hickory Creek. Champ d’Or - literally, “Field of Gold,”- is listed for $70m. Ok, it is actually listed at $69.9m but if you are bickering about the $.1m then you cannot even afford the annual maintenance. Champ d’Or is comprised of 256 picturesque acres surrounded by stunning gardens, private lakes, a pool, pool house, tennis court and trees. Champ d’Or has a 48,000 sq ft. main residence and two additional residences, 12,000 and 16,000 sf. The magnificent Champ d’Or was inspired by Vaux-le-Vicomte, the Grand Chateau near Paris, France. . There are a dozen more houses in Dallas County worth more than $20m,

but let’s stick to the ones for sale in our domain, Rowlett, Rockwall and Heath. The most expensive property close to home is actually not a home, but acreage. The property is 265 Acres at 5565 South FM 549, Rockwall, TX. Any developers read LakeView Image? At $14.9m this is the most expensive property for sale in our area. And you know what they say--they are not building any more vacant land At $4.18 million, 150 Shepherds Glen comes in as the most expensive home for sale. At just over $4m you get a 6,450 sq ft private waterfront estate which is secluded behind electric gates on 3.6 acres fronting Lake Ray Hubbard. The dramatic 5 bedroom, 5 bath custom home features a grand foyer, stunning marble floors, 2 staircases, stainless Viking appliances, 2 wet bars, 4 fireplaces, lush landscaping, Huge Porte-cache, 4 car garage and fantastic views. The gated pool includes a fountain and hot tub.

At 156 Shepherds Glen is an 8,897 sq ft. waterfront home perfectly placed to enjoy Lake Ray Hubbard for $2.75m. This compound includes a 6,600 sq ft main home, 1,392 sq ft guest house and a 905 sq ft cabana. This amazing find includes a guest house with a large kitchen and living area with a fire place, large bedroom and a utility room. The cabana house is also the perfect place to entertain and enjoy time with family and friends. Next we have a gated waterfront estate at 2284 Lafayette Landing for $2.259m. You will find exceptional


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quality throughout this one story family home that has large living spaces and beautiful wood floors. The curb appeal is demonstrated by featuring a circle drive with gated entrance. The professional kitchen is perfect for entertaining with its beautiful granite countertops. Outback you can enjoy the gorgeous infinity edge pool overlooking beautiful Lake Ray Hubbard. The sprawling backyard, outdoor living area and meticulous landscaping are impressive. Or you may want to retreat to the lavish master suite boasting a cozy sitting area with fireplace and handsome wood floors. Need even more land? Then you need to head on to 11900 N Anna Cade Rd where you will find a spectacular secluded retreat on 23.63 acres for $2.8m. This site has an abundance of wildlife living among natural mixed variety of plants and trees. The 1.5 story home built in 1998, has 3 living areas, large dining room and an office with meeting area, a balcony with spectacular views. Built-in throughout are 8 skylights, surround sound, gym, game room, 2 master suites and a deck off 2nd living area, with a large open entry waiting to welcome both family and friends. Not a fan of brick? Take a look at this stone exterior at 1600 S Lakeshore Dr. This is a Tuscan Villa style home with lushly landscaped grounds on

a Lake Ray Hubbard waterfront lot. This house has 8,100 square feet of tile-covered living area including 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, three halfbaths, 5 living areas, a 4-car garage and a incredible pool. Price is $2.395m. This rural area luxury home is priced at $2.3m. Located at 1241 Wales Dr. Rockwall, TX 75032 it has 5 Bedrooms, Four and one half baths, pool, and every luxurious touch that anyone could ask for in 5,999 sq ft. Why not put in an extra sq ft? Need more land? Or more bedrooms? Then try 460 Terry Lane as it has both. A grand waterfront estate sitting on 10 acres with tennis courts, pool, plus a palatial 3 story 10,000 sq ft old world style stone home. Here you will find every amenity a home can offer; 2 kitchens, 7 bedrooms, huge living areas, full theatre room, outdoor Lanai

with kitchen and fireplace. Reduced to $3.77m. Tax records still have Rob and Sara Whittle as the owners. The newly listed single-family home located at 17 Lakeway Drive in Heath is listed for $1.995m. It has 4 beds, 5 baths, and approximately 7,094 square feet. This property has a lot size of 0.42 acres and was built in 2002. Not a bad selection for ~$2m, but oh my, that is still $2m. Guess the bad economy hasn’t hit these folks or has it? Feel free to negotiate as there were 10 more above the $2m threshold last year. Why not make a lower offer, hey there are only two things they can say, but I digress as you will still need a healthy bank account, inheritance or lottery winnings to afford any of them. Now granted, we don’t expect the likes of the Hicks or the Bushes to come east to buy up these bargains any time soon, but for the average Rockwall, Rowlett or Heath area millionaire, we think any of them will work. This is my official offer to babysit any one of them at any time for free. v Brian Fitzgerald is the Publisher of LakeView Image Magazine

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Understanding Health Insurance By Alan Orshalick

Health Insurance differs from Home Insurance, Homeowners Insurance, Auto Insurance, Car Insurance, Boat Insurance, Motorcycle Insurance, Life Insurance, Health Insurance, and Business Insurance in significant ways. Auto insurance, car insurance, boat insurance, and motorcycle insurance protect against financial loss in the event of an accident. Home insurance, homeowners insurance, and business insurance provides financial protection against disaster. Life Insurance is the cornerstone of sound financial planning as you can use it to replace income, pay final expenses, create an inheritance, pay “Death” Taxes for Federal and State “Estate” settlements, and you can create a source of savings with it as well. Health insurance protects against the costs of medical services and are programs that help pay for medical expenses.Whether your employer gives you a choice for Health Insurance or you need to purchase your own coverage privately, it is crucial that you understand your health insurance choices and pick the health insurance that’s best for you and your family. Here are some questions you should ask yourself when choosing health insurance:  How affordable is the cost of care? What is the monthly health insurance premium I will have to pay? Should I try to insure most of my medical expenses or just the large

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ones? What deductibles will I have to pay out-of-pocket before my health insurance starts to reimburse me? After I have met my deductible, what percentage of my medical expenses are reimbursed by my health insurance? How much less am I reimbursed if I use doctors outside the health insurance company’s network? Does the health insurance plan cover the services I am likely to use? Are the doctors, hospitals, laboratories and other medical providers that I use in the health insurance company’s network? If I want to use a doctor outside the network, will the health insurance plan permit it? How easily can I change primary-care physicians if I want to? Do I need to get permission before I see a medical specialist? What are the procedures for getting care and being reimbursed in an emergency situation, both at home or out of town? If I have a preexisting medical condition, will the health insurance plan cover it? If I have a chronic condition such as asthma, cancer, AIDS or alcoholism, how will the plan treat it? Are the prescription medicines that I use covered by the medical plan? Does the health insurance plan reimburse alternative medical therapies such as acupuncture or chiropractic treatment? Does the plan cover the costs of delivering a baby? What are my health insurance choices? There are essentially three types of health insurance choices: the choice of providers, outof-pocket costs for covered services and how bills are paid. There is no one “best” health insurance plan for everyone. Some plans are better

than others for you or your family’s health care needs, but no one health insurance plan will pay for all the costs associated with your medical care. Always review your specific available choices with your employer, a health insurance professional, or the appropriate government agency. Here is a brief description of the types of health insurance available. Managed Care Options Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs) offer access to an extensive network of participating physicians, hospitals and other health care professionals and facilities. You choose a primary care doctor from a list provided by the HMO and this doctor coordinates your health care. You must contact your primary care doctor to be referred to a specialist. Generally, you pay fewer out-of-pocket expenses with an HMO, but you are usually charged a fee or co-payment for services such as doctor visits or prescriptions. Point-of-Service (POS) plans are indemnity-type options in which the primary care doctors in the POS plan usually make referrals to other providers within the plan. If a doctor makes a referral out of the plan, the plan pays all or most of the bill. However, if you refer yourself to an outside provider, the service is covered by the plan, but you will be required to pay co-insurance. Preferred Provider Organizations (PPO) charge on a fee-for-service basis. The participating doctors, hospitals and health care providers are paid by the insurer on a negotiated, discounted fee schedule. Costs are lower if you use in-network healthcare services, but you have the option of going outof-network. If you choose an out-ofnetwork provider, you are generally required to pay the difference between what the provider charges and what the plan pays.


Indemnity Plans Cafeteria/Flexible Spending Plans are employersponsored health insurance plans that allow the employee to design his or her own employee benefit package, choosing between one or more employee benefits and cash. Indemnity Health Insurance Plans allow you to choose your health care providers and go to any doctor, hospital or provider for a set monthly premium. You or your health care providers are reimbursed on the basis of services rendered. A deductible may apply. There may also be an annual limit on out-of-pocket expenses, so when an individual or family reaches the limit, the insurance covers the remaining eligible medical expenses in full. “Basic and Essential” Health Plans provide limited health insurance benefits at a considerably lower cost. If you buy this, it is extremely important to read the policy description carefully because these health insurance plans don’t cover some basic treatments, such as chemotherapy, certain prescriptions and maternity care. Furthermore, rates vary considerably because, unlike Indemnity Plans or a Managed Care Option, premiums are community rated and are based on age, gender, health status, occupation or geographic location. Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) are a recent alternative to traditional health insurance. HSAs are basically a savings product that you administer. HSAs enable you to pay for current health expenses, and save for future qualified medical/retiree health expenses on a tax-free basis. Along with a reduced health insurance premium, you establish a tax-free savings account that covers your out-of-pocket medical expenses. This means that you own and control the money in your HSA, and get to deduct the portion of premium you pay and your entire HSA investment off the top of your income. You make all decisions about how to spend the money within the plans parameters. HSAs are usually associated with higher deductible plans. Government-sponsored Health Insurance Medicaid is a federal/state public assistance program. It is administered by the states for people whose income and resources are insufficient to pay for health care or private insurance. All states have Medicaid programs, though eligibility levels and coverage benefits vary. Medicare is a federal government program for people 65 and older, or those with certain disabilities, that pays part of the costs associated with hospitalization, surgery, doctors’ bills, home health care and skilled-nursing care. Military Health Care includes TRICARE/CHAMPUS (Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services) and CHAMPVA (Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs) as well as care provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Indian Health Service (IHS) is a Department of Health and Human Services program offering medical assistance to eligible American Indians at HIS facilities. In addition, the HIS helps pay the cost of selected health care services provided at non-HIS facilities. v

health For Your Health

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Bridging the Gap By Connie Renshaw

In visiting with 6-year old Ella Turner, a bright, petite red-head with spunk behind her soft voice and big blue eyes, and an even bigger heart, one thing becomes apparent: At any age, with support and determination, one person truly can make a difference. I had the honor of meeting Ella and her parents, Neil and Usha Turner, in their home on what should have been a joyous occasion—the 3rd birthday of Ella’s little sister, Colby. Tragically, Colby passed away last May due to complications from geleophysic dysplasia, a rare genetic disorder affecting her heart. Colby’s life and passing have left a mark on little Ella’s heart which has become much further-reaching than anyone could have imagined. In February, Ella was introduced to the Jump Rope for Heart program, a youth fundraising and awareness effort of the American Heart Association, through her elementary school. Realizing the opportunity to raise money for others with conditions such as Colby’s, Ella informed her parents of her goal to raise $1000. At first, they attempted to dissuade her,

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concerned she would be disappointed when this seemingly-unrealistic goal proved unattainable. Yet, after hearing Ella’s passionate insistence and giving the matter more thought, Neil Turner realized he would be remiss in discouraging his daughter, who he had sought to teach the value that a person can do anything she puts her mind to. Neil and Usha Turner told Ella she had their support. Just over 24 hours later, Ella had raised over $1000. Shortly thereafter, she became leader in the competition in the state and then the nation, with a total of over $4000 raised and donations continuing to come in. When asked why Ella decided to undertake such a feat, she stated simply, “I wanted to do my best” to help “people like my sister.” When questioned about the $1000 goal, she explained it was the highest target in the Jump Rope for Heart program. Though certainly pleased with her success, Ella comes across as very humble, with little real concept of the level of achievement she has reached. Her focus is and has always been her sister. Ella told me in detail about her

beautiful little Colby, a child described as vibrant, “full of life,” and abounding in curiosity about the world around her. Colby liked to read, and loved to play outside. Ella described many happy days spent with her sister in the family’s backyard and at the neighborhood park. “Going down the slide” was one of Colby’s mostbeloved outdoor activities, she said, and she gladly placed her in her lap to slide with her over and over again. Usha Turner clearly delighted in Colby’s innately inquisitive nature, stopping in the midst of her usually fast-paced stride to investigate anything of sudden interest to her. One of her favorite places, Usha explained, was the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, where Colby could spend hours literally “smelling the flowers.” On Monday, March 21, Ella was privileged to attend a special groundbreaking ceremony at the Arboretum. The nonprofit organization is in the process of creating a new seven-acre children’s area, the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden, which will encourage hands-on exploration. “Colby always wanted to touch the flowers,” Usha said wistfully,


cover story funny the first time she ate it; it got all over her face.” Thanks to one determined little girl and the support of her parents and community, a gap is being bridged not just within the hearts of a family, but between the hearts of generous area residents and needy hearts nationwide. v Connie Renshaw is the Account Manager for LakeView Image Magazine. 903.450.6679.

“but of course they won’t let you.” Ella was very excited to participate in the inauguration of this contemporary project, which will include an area designed specifically to allow children to “stop to touch,” as well as smell, the flowers—the Colby Turner Plant Petting Zoo. Usha stated that even at such a young age, Colby lived her life to the fullest. “Colby taught me: As best you can, live your days as best you can.” Though it is apparent the Turners still grieve the unexpected loss of their youngest daughter, their pride in the person their eldest is becoming is very clear. With Ella’s fundraising success has come a degree of local “fame,” which Ella is handling with grace and a quiet, though enthusiastic, spirit. Neil and Usha expressed that, despite being taken aback by the level of notoriety Ella’s efforts have brought to their family, they feel it has been a positive thing, both for Colby’s legacy and for Ella. “Ella has a chance now to serve in a different kind of big-sister role,” Neil said, eyes tearing momentarily. Both Neil and Usha emphasized the support of their local community, including school personnel, church members, and the city of Rockwall as a whole. “We couldn’t have made it through any of this without this community,” stated Neil. “When this happened, we were so grateful to know we were right where we needed to be.” Usha elaborated that she was warmed by the concern expressed by people who

barely knew Colby, yet reached out with words of kindness and sympathy when learning of her passing. She has been surprised not just by the outpouring for Ella’s fundraising effort, but by stories flooding in from others with hearts similarly touched. “It becomes overwhelming, but in a good way,” she explained. “The connection comes full-circle. This started as something about Colby, but it’s become about so many other people.” Neil and Usha believe Ella’s Jump Rope for Heart experience has helped them, and in their words, more importantly Ella, to heal. Colby’s third birthday would have been jubilantly celebrated, and though she is not physically present with her family, Neil, Usha and Ella vowed to commemorate the day with festivity. “She liked balloons, and icecream,” Ella said. At her memorial service, hundreds of brightly-colored balloons, matching flowers selected by Ella, were released by attendees. The Turners explained that rather than mourning a loss, they wanted the service to be a reflection of a life lived to the fullest, with zeal in every moment. This third-birthday evening the family was planning another balloon release, though on a smaller, more intimate scale. “Something about the balloons…it feels like a way to communicate, letting them go…bridging the gap to heaven,” Usha said. Also planned: A round of chocolate ice-cream—Colby’s favorite. Exclaimed Ella, “She was so

According to Alexandra Walls, Director of Communications of the American Heart Association (SouthWest Affiliate), each year about 36,000 babies are born with a heart defect, and each year nearly four times as many children die from congenital cardiovascular defects as from all forms of childhood cancers combined. To make a donation to Jump Rope for Heart in memory of Colby, visit www.tinyurl.com/ellaturner For more information about the Jump Rope for Heart initiative or heart disease in general, visit www.heart.org, or you may contact the Dallas office of the American Heart Association at (214) 748-7212. To make a contribution to the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden, expected to be open to the public in 2012, you may contact Betty Brownlee, Capital Campaign Officer at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, at (214) 515-6608.

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calendar APRIL Rockwall Preschool Assoc. “Baby Boot Camp: Teaching Your Children to be Responsible by Leslie Wilson”, 9 am, Free Methodist Church, 315 Dalton Rd. For more info: Patty, 972722-3077 or 972-249-7482 or www. rockwallpreschoolassociation.com 9 Change the Future Dinner & Auction, 6:30pm, The Mansions of Rockwall, 1470 S. John King Boulevard. Tickets $35. For more info: Darlene Reed 972-722-2462 www.begreatrockwall.org 1st Annual Rockwall Women’s League Charity Golf Tournament, Buffalo Creek Golf Club, Rockwall For more info: 469338-9489 Jodi Kuhn 13 Passport To The World – Spain, 12 pm, 2800 East Spring Creek Parkway, Plano, TX 75074, Passport to Granada, Spain: The Tales and Mystery of Alhambra. Faculty Presenter: Professor Dallie Clark. All events are free and open to the public. For more info: www.collin.edu 14 Attic Treasures, 7:30pm, Rockwall High School Productions Theatre, Spotlight Productions’ Annual Student Written Show, 901 Yellow Jacket Lane, Rockwall 15 TAX DAY, 11:59 pm, Tired of paying too much in Taxes? Read Texas Congressman Ron Paul’s book, End The Fed. For more info: www.irs.gov Collin Dance Ensemble Spring Show, 8 pm, 2 & 8 pm on Sat. 4/25. John Anthony Theater located at Spring Creek Campus. For more info: www.collin.edu/dance 16 Eggstraordinary Egg Hunt, 10am, Grab your Easter basket and hippity-hop on over to Main Street to hunt for 20,000, filled Easter eggs. 4000 Main Street. For more info: 972-463-3946 Walk For Life, 8:30am, Join us for Walk for Life on Saturday, April 16, 8:30 am Registration, 9 am Walk start at The Harbor, Rockwall. Benefitting The Pregnancy Resource Center. For more info: www.yourpregnancycenter.org Aspasians Art Fair, 9am, The Square in old downtown Rockwall will once again be filled with wonderful vendors and delicious food selections. For more info: www.aspasians.com. 214-712-0212. Pushups for Charity Day , 10am, Every pushup raises money for severely injured men and women of the Armed Services. Heath City Hall & Park. 200 Laurence Drive, Heath. For more info: www. pushupsforcharityrockwall.com Fate Furry Friends Festival, 10am, Everyone is welcome to attend, including your dogs on a leash. Family fun events and vendors. 17 Pup-apalooza, 2pm, It is time for Easter to go to the dogs! Four-legged fur babies should not have to miss out on the of hunt for treat-filled eggs at Pecan Grove Park, Rowlett. For more info: 972-463-3958 18 Wet Zone Waterpark Registration. For summer programs begins online and in the Summer Program Fair at Rowlett Community Center. For more info: 972412-6266 or 972-412-6170.

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20 Auteur Film Series “12 ANGRY MEN”, 7 pm, Angelika Film Center, The Shops at Legacy, 7205 Bishop Rd. Plano. Seating is limited. Free & open to public. For more info: www.collin.edu or Dr. Carolyn Perry, cperry@collin.edu. 21 Aggie Muster, 7pm, Rockwall ISD Admninistration Building, 1050 Williams St. Rockwall. For more info: 214-236-8752, Shirley Stanley ‘85. 23 Heart of Heath 5K Run / Walk, 7:30am, Heath City Hall & Park. See Page 6 this issue. For more info: 972-771-6228, kdobbs@heathtx.com 28 The Company of Rowlett Performers (C.O.R.P.) presents “No Sex, Please We’re British”, by Anthony Marriott and Allstair Foot, 521 State St., Garland. For more info: 972-977-7710 or donnacovington@yahoo.com or www. corptheatre.com. 28 Taste of Rockwall & Business Expo, 5:30pm, 901 Yellowjacket Lane, Rockwall For more info: rockwallchamber.org 29 4th Annual Clay Jones Legacy Foundation Golf Tournament, Buffalo Creek Golf Course, Heath. For more info: clayjoneslegacy@gmail.com or 469.360.5872. MAY 1 Rockwall County Historical Foundation Vintage Base Ball Match, 12 pm, 900 Yellow Jacket Lane. For more info: www. rockwallcountyhistoricalfoundation.com 5 Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for “fifth of May”), All day long. Holiday held on May 5 that commemorates the Mexican army’s unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. Concert by the Lake, 7:30pm, Harbor Amphitheatre, 2047 Summer Lee, Rockwall. Entertainment by David Allen – Elvis Tribute. Collin Dance Spring Informal Dance Concert, 7:30 pm, 3 & 7:30 pm on Fri. 5/6. John Anthony Theater located at Spring Creek Campus. For more info: www.collin. edu/dance. 6 Rockwall Preschool Assoc. “Summer Boredom Busters & Tackling Sibling Rivalry”, 9 am, Free Methodist Church, 315 Dalton Rd. For more info: Patty, 972-722-3077 or 972-249-7482 or www. rockwallpreschoolassociation.com 12 Concert by the Lake, 7:30pm, Harbor Amphitheatre, 2047 Summer Lee, Rockwall. Entertainment by The Party Crashers. 13 2nd Annual Meals On Wheels Golf Tournament, 7am Buffalo Creek Golf Course, Heath. For more info: www. rockwallmow.com Rockwall Community Playhouse presents “Little Shop of Horrors”, May 13-29. 609 E. Rusk. Directed by Dennis Gullion For more info: 972-722-3399 or www.rockwallcommunityplayhouse.org 14 Fairway to Equality Golf Tournament, 1pm, Buffalo Creek Golf Club. Join us for 18 holes at Buffalo Creek Golf Course followed by dinner and the awards ceremony. For more info: Deiadra Burns at dburns@udr.com

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San Jacinto Street Art Market, 9 am-2 pm, 2nd Sat. each month thru October, downtown Rockwall. Local artists displaying and selling paintings, pottery, jewelry and photography. Need to preregister, limited spaces available. For more info: mainstreet.rockwall.com Cars for Casa 2011 Car Show, 11am. Rockwall, Texas – At The Harbor, I-30, Exit Horizon & Follow he signs. For more info: www.lonestarcasa.org Concert by the Lake, 7:30pm, Harbor Amphitheatre, 2047 Summer Lee, Rockwall. Entertainment by Vocal Trash. Founders Day, 10am, Downtown Rockwall, A variety of vendors to tempt your shopping skills including local businesses, local non-profit organizations, clothing, jewelry, purses, kites and rocks. 24th Annual Rockwall County A&M Club Scholarship Golf Tournament, 1pm. Buffalo Creek Golf Club. For more info: www.rockwallaggies.com Concert by the Lake, 7:30pm, Harbor Amphitheatre, 2047 Summer Lee, Rockwall. Entertainment by Me and My Monkey – Beatles Tribute. Memorial Day Featuring Touch-ATruck, 10am. Bring the entire family to downtown Rowlett to honor fallen military heroes at the Memorial Day Celebration on Main featuring Touch-ATruck event. 4000 Main Street, Rowlett. For more info: 972-463-3946 JUNE Concert by the Lake, 7:30-9 pm, Harbor Amphitheatre, 2047 Summer Lee, Rockwall. Entertainment by Escape, Journey Tribute. For more info: www. rockwall.com or 972-771-7700. Wet Zone Waterpark, Summer Jungle Jam, 1-4 pm. 5304 Main St. in Rowlett. Free with daily admission. 4th annual Jungle Jam to celebrate the beginning of summer. Games, contests, etc. For more info: 972-412-6266 or wetzonewaterpark.com Concert by the Lake, 7:30pm, Harbor Amphitheatre, 2047 Summer Lee, Rockwall. Entertainment by Blaze of Glory – Bon Jovi Tribute. Angel Swim at Wet Zone Waterpark, 8:30-10:30 am, 5304 Main St., Rowlett. For those with special needs & their families. Play and swim in designated areas, $4 for the 2-hour swim or regular admission for full day pass. For more info: 972-412-6266 or wetzonewaterpark.com. Concert by the Lake, 7:30pm, Harbor Amphitheatre, 2047 Summer Lee, Rockwall. Entertainment by The Pictures. Wet Zone Flick & Float: Monsters vs. Aliens, 8 pm/dusk, $6 after 7 pm, free w/daily admission, 5304 Main, Rowlett. Bring the family and enjoy a movie from your float or lawn chair. Meal $3—hot dog, chips & drink.

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