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Letter From the Editor Nina O’Leary Reflects On 30 Years With LYSA

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or the past three decades – and long after her two boys ended their LYSA playing careers – Nina O’Leary has served as the backbone of Lexington’s original and biggest soccer organization, answering phones, registering players, organizing leagues, attending board meetings, troubleshooting problems, even filling in as a coach (Once was enough, she said) – whatever was needed to ensure kids can play soccer. LYSA’s first-ever employee, Nina – as everyone knows her – officially retired at the end of 2012, but no one believes her relationship with LYSA is over. She loves soccer too much and has given too much to the organization to sever ties completely. And few have lent a more helping

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“But it didn’t take me long to figure out, ‘Oh, oh. If this is their thing, I better get involved.’” With the boys on teams, Nina and Joe joined the LYSA Board, Joe as director of the LYSA Select League and Nina as the part-time registrar – that’s part-time in quotes. She is so capable that LYSA made her its first employee in 1985. Even after her sons moved on to college soccer – Sean, now 37, played defender at Centre College, and Brian, 34, was UK’s goalie – her passion for soccer never dimmed. Of course not, she would say, there were still so many other kids to care about. She worked to ensure that other families benefited from LYSA as much as hers. Please see Page 4

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hand than Nina since LYSA was formed in 1977. “She is the glue that keeps everything and everybody together,” said Debbie Goff, a Nina O’Leary former LYSA Board member. “Oh my, she can get you motivated, get you going. Her love of soccer has just been phenomenal.” Nina’s passion for soccer is an acquired taste – before LYSA she was a self-proclaimed non-sports person. But when her sons and husband Joe embraced soccer, Nina realized she had to join the LYSA team. “Sports was not my thing,” she said.

Short Stuff MLKing Day, Monster Jam, Manners for Toddlers and Recipe of the Month. Bedtime Routines Creating night time rituals is the secret to bedtime without hassles. Birthday Parties Galore Find the right place to hold your child’s next birthday party. Fit Family Challenge Beth Purdy: Profile of the first of four families to take the challenge. Overuse of Antibiotics Treating your child with antibiotics is not always the best choice.

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Develop a Routine To Ease Into Bedtime The secret to bedtimes without hassles? Routine. Children always do better when they know what to expect and are comforted by rituals throughout the day. When children follow a routine, they are more likely to be cooperative. The book, “Goodnight, Moon,” provides an example of how soothing and comforting ritual is to a child. Our daughter had already established a ritual of saying, “Night-night” to everything in her room at bedtime, including the furniture, so this book became an instant favorite. Another bedtime treasure was “The Little Quiet Book” by Katharine Ross. Suggestions of elements to include in your routine are: t A gentle reminder that bedtime is coming. t Time. Allow yourself at least an hour to go through the process of unwinding for the day. t Along with bathing and brushing teeth, include reading a story, singing a song, having a snuggle, sharing something from the day (something funny, the best thing that happened, something new) and a goodnight kiss. Choose a pattern that works best for you, and stick with it.

Be sure to do your best to recreate the rituals when you travel or when visitors come. If there is a disruption, it might take a few days to get back in the rhythm. Be patient. Take a little time to decompress before you guide your child through the process. One evening after I hurried through the good-night ritual and was getting ready to leave the room, my 4-year-old reminded me, “Mommy, we forgot the peace in our snuggle.” They really do notice! By the end of the day, we are all tired. If you are anxious for your children to go to bed so you can have some peace and quiet, that message will come across. Then, children will be more resistant than ever to bedtime. If you’re having trouble getting your little ones settled, check in with yourself and figure out what steps to take for your own comfort. Much of the peace at bedtime comes from you. Y

Lesley Iwinski is a Lexington mother of three children ages 16-22, a family physician and the founding director of Growing Peaceful Families. She offers classes, workshops and seminars based on the work of Kathryn Kvols, author of Redirecting Children's Behavior. Info for Lesley: (859) 333-3053 or www.GrowingPeacefulFamilies.com. E-mail questions for Lesley to john@lexingtonfamily.com or encourage1another@insightbb.com. 4 | www.lexingtonfamily.com

“What LYSA does is terrific,” she said. “We loved every stinking minute of competitive soccer. We traveled all over the place but we did it as a family. “I wouldn’t trade one minute of the experience.” Although Nina’s sons excelled at soccer, LYSA is not restricted to elite players. LYSA has youth and adult programs plus TOPSoccer for athletes of all ages with disabilities. All are teaching leagues, Nina said. “No experience is necessary to play,” she said. “The same goes for kids and adults. LYSA will teach everyone how to play. “It also teaches how to win, how to lose, how to be a part of a team. Soccer made my kids better, more confident people.” As she wraps up her nearly 30year career with the organization, Nina knows LYSA will be in good hands with her successor Tracey McGaughey. Volunteer-based organizations need community-minded people like Nina – people willing to contribute long after their own families have benefited. “Nina realized that LYSA was important for other people so she stayed with it,” said Ed Pavlik, a LYSA Board member since the 1980s. We will miss her sense of passion, her sense of history and her memory have been important to the organization. “She has straightened us out many times over the years, and I have enjoyed working with her enormously.” Y

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my new heartbeat ith the general population lacking manners nowadays, teaching my daughter the basics of being polite was a high priority for me as a parent. But as most things with a toddler, this life lesson has turned into more of a comedy routine for my 2-year-old. The concept was hard to grasp at first. CeCe would say thank you when she was giving

Jan. @ LexingtonFamily.com 12 Days of Christmas on Facebook On the first day of Christmas Lexington Family gave to me… a Turtle Shell wifi boombox? Doesn’t really rhyme, does it? But the hundreds of moms, dads and grandparents who played “12 Days of Christmas” on Facebook with us Dec. 1-12 really didn’t care. Katie Saltz with CeCe

a sneezing fit resembling hay fever until I politely respond. “Please” is still the magic word, but CeCe seems to think it’s the key to getting anything. When I offer her milk, she says “No milk. Juice, please.”

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When I explain that she’s had enough juice for the day, she becomes irate. “PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE JUICE!” This is not begging. She is merely emphasizing that she said the word, and now I must comply. That’s how this works, right? Working in please, thank you, and excuse me has been easy. It’s the reasoning behind each one that is slow to take. But my toddler still has more manners than most of the people you encounter at Walmart, so I’m chalking this one up as a win. Watch Baby Bump Editor Katie Saltz on ABC36 News@Noon on the first Thursday of each month. She shares her favorite products and resources for parents and babies, and always has giveaway prizes for viewers! Y

Here’s what our fans won this year: Turtle Shell wireless boom box, Zoobies Book Buddy, “Celebrate with Dora” DVDs, Walk & Stomp Arnie Dinosaur, 10 tickets to Southern Lights, Magnetix Basic Stunt building set, Star Wars Scanimation book, The Magic School Bus Polymer & Slime Lab, YBike Pewi Toddler Bike, tickets to LEGOFest, and the newest American Girl doll, Caroline. Did you miss the fun? Be sure to “like” us on Facebook in time for our next giveaway.

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The Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Celebration will be Monday, Jan. 21 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in downtown Lexington. Line-up for the annual Freedom March begins at 9 a.m., at Heritage Hall in the Lexington Center, and the march will start at 10 a.m. continuing down West Main Street. At 11 a.m. the Commemorative Program will begin, featuring guest speaker Van Jones. At 2 p.m. at the Kentucky Theatre, One World Film Festival will present a screening of “Sing Your Song,” a documentary about singer/actor Harry Belafonte’s involvement with the Civil Rights movement.. Info: 425-2296. On MLK Day, The Explorium will offer free admission for children and hands-on activities all day. Info: 258-3253. The Carnegie Center is hosting a community celebration after the downtown MLK March from 12:30-3:30 p.m. the celebration includes lunch and interactive family workshops. This event is sponsored by Lexington Family Magazine. Info: 254-4175.

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Experience high-flying, high speed action this month when Monster Jam returns to Rupp Arena for a car-smashing spectacular. Monster Jam features the world’s most daring drivers as they crash, jump, fly and weave their monster trucks around obstacles. Showtimes are Saturday, Jan. 5 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 6 at 2 p.m. Tickets range from $26.50-$76.50 for adults, and $6.50 for children. Total Access Pass tickets include a private Pit Party to explore the track and meet the drivers Saturday from 4-5 p.m.

Regular ticket holders can get passes to a Pit Party from 5-6:30 p.m. Space is limited so admission can’t be guaranteed. Passes are available for free at Advance Auto stores or for $10 adults and $5 children at the Lexington Center Box Office. Info: 233-4567.

Voting for Keep It Real Video Contest Runs Jan. 7-18 Voting for the ninth – and final – Keep It Real TV commercial video contest runs Jan. 7-18 with the Academy Awards-like ceremony set for Jan. 29 at the Kentucky Theatre. The contest encourages teens to enter a 30-second video addressing underage drinking and the advantages of an alcohol-free lifestyle. Cash prizes are awarded for categories such as Best Direction, Best Editing, Most Original and Best Comedy. In addition to receiving the top cash award, the Grand Prize winners will see their video on television and as part of the pre-show ads in local cinemas. Info: www.keep-it-real.us Y


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Play continues until the last child is caught and that one becomes the next “Mr. Bear.” Blow up enough balloons for each child to have two. Using rubber bands or string, tie a balloon to each child’s ankle. The goal of the game is to pop other people’s balloons without losing your own. The last child to have at least one balloon left is the winner.

Have the party guests stand in a circle. Choose one “cat” and one “mouse.” The cat chases the mouse around and in and out of the circle. The catch is that any time the mouse can stop in front of a player in the circle and that child becomes the mouse. Play continues until the cat catches the mouse and then you can choose a new cat and mouse. Y

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studio, host the 90-minute party and clean up afterward. You will provide the food, drinks, plates, cups, and utensils with multiple themes to choose from. Starting at $200. Gymboree Play and Music 4383 Old Harrodsburg Rd, Suite 145 278-4386 lexingtonky@gymboreeclasses.com Choose your child’s favorite theme, and Gymboree will create a private, personalized party experience filled with kid-friendly activities. Specializing in birthdays for children 1-5 years old. Kentucky Mudworks 825 National Ave. / 389-9681 www.kentuckymudworks.com Party packages include wheelthrowing or handbuilding projects in clay, plus instruction, clay and studio rental. Bring your own food, beverages and decorations. $15-$25 per child for 5-20 children. Kentucky Railway Museum 136 S. Main St., New Haven (502) 549-5470 / www.kyrail.org Your celebration includes a private train coach that seats 42 or a private 48-seat dining car plus admission to the museum and model train center for everyone in your party. Balloon bouquet for the birthday child and goody bags for each guest. Train excursion is approximately 1.5 hours. $250-$475 for 25-48 guests.

Fantasia Farms 7895 Tates Creek Rd. / 272-7751 www.fantasiafarmonline.com Number of horses used depends on the number of guests riding. Standard birthday party with one hour of riding is $15 per child. Indoor arena available for bad-weather parties. For small parties, trail rides are available for $35 per child. $100 minimum for all parties.

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GattiTown 2524 Nicholasville Rd. (859) 277-2323 www.gattitownlexington.com Gattitown has the largest selection of games in Central Kentucky. Party packages can include private rooms, decorations, games, bumper car rides, invitations, a party host and all you want to eat pizza, pasta, salad, dessert and drinks. No minimum number of guests required.

Lasting Legacy Andover Shoppes 3130 Maple Leaf Dr, Ste. 140 543-0200 / www.lastinglegacyky.com Lasting Legacy offers parties for birthdays, and school and daycare groups, and is committed to helping children learn to love the art of scrapbooking. Rubber stamping, card making and other paper crafts available. Create a mini-scrapbook, four stamping projects, and/or complete a pre-teen project customized to your request. $10/per person per project.

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www.lctonstage.org Basic Party packages include a private room with drinks, paper goods and decorations, plus choice of a costume party and activity or tickets to one of the Main Stage shows. $150 for the party plus a $150 fee for costume party (for up to 20 kids) or $9 a ticket for a show. Lexington Ice Center 560 Eureka Springs Dr. / 269-5681 www.lexingtonicecenter.com Parties include ice skating and skate rental. Birthday cake, drinks, party favor bags, invitations, paper products, candles, cake slicer, party room and a birthday T-shirt for the child included. Parties for basketball/volleyball and mini-golf also available. $155-175 for 10 guests. Living Arts & Science Center 362 N. MLK Blvd. / 252-5222 www.lasclex.org Parties include teacher-led art or science activity, set-up, cleanup, tablecloths, plates, napkins, cups and cutlery. Guests get to take home their special projects created during the party. $30 non-refundable deposit is due at time of reservation. $120 for up to 7 participants for 90 minutes. Each additional person is $10 each. More extensive projects and party times can be planned as well for additional fees based on scope of the projects. Man O’ War Golf 1201 Man O’ War Blvd. / 259-4653 www.manowargolf.com Man O’ War Junior Golf programs help your child establish a love for the game of golf. The No. 1 objective of the programs is to have fun. Call to set up your own custom junior clinic and party for the spring. Mad Potter 3385 Tates Creek Road / 269-4591 www.themadpotter.biz Party guests will create a unique keepsake for themselves or to give as a gift in a cheerful party room with a knowledgeable, helpful staff. Parents can bring food and paper goods. Minimum 8 children at $12-$17 per child. Monkey Joe’s Party & Play 1850 Bryant Rd. / 264-0405 www.monkeyjoes.com Parties feature a private party room for two full hours and unlimited play in more than 16,000 square feet of jumps, slides and obstacle courses. Monkey Joe’s has three party packages and a private party option to choose from to help meet your

party needs. Newton’s Attic 4394 Old Versailles Road / 368-7334 www.NewtonsAttic.com Non-traditional party activities including unusual indoor and outdoor games and activities as well as a teacher-led hands-on project for kids in the workshop. $150 minimum for up to 5 children ($20 per extra child) up to three hours. Party space is provided. Parents provide their own food and decorations with access to facility ahead of time if needed. Tiger Kim’s Taekwondo Academy 3601 Palomar Centre Dr. / 296-0088 www.tigerkimtkd.com Tiger Kim’s Taekwondo offers very popular birthday parties for all ages. You can experience fantastic demonstration from Master Kim and Team Tiger Demo Team, Taekwondo trial lessons, special cake cutting with a sword, and lots of physical activities. $200 for members, $250 for non-members for 90-minute party with up to 20 kids. Invitations, setup, cleanup, activities and utensils are included. Wild Thyme Cooking School 1060 Chinoe Road, Suite 108 523-COOK (2665) www.WildThymeCooking.com Kids cooking parties are one of the hottest new birthday party trends. Choose from a variety of themes or customize your own cooking party theme around your favorite book, movie, etc. Parties are all-inclusive with plates, balloons, cooking activities, cupcake decorating with cupcake tower and candles, setup and cleanup. Packages are $285 for 10 kids plus birthday child. Maximum of 16 kids.

Party Supplies Caramanda’s Bake Shoppe 3805 Dylan Ct. / 223-9755 www.caramandas.com Along with birthday cakes and cupcakes, Caramanda’s offers private parties that include instruction on how to bake cupcakes. Decorate as many cupcakes as you want for $1 each. Total party cost is $75. Kremer Wholesale 520 Lagonda Ave. / 255-3432 www.kremerwholesale.com Need something to fill those goody bags? Check out Kremer Wholesale for a huge selection of party favors and toys. Party supplies for all budgets. Y


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hen it comes to the Fit Family Challenge, Beth Purdy of Versailles has hit the ground running – literally. When she was interviewed for this story in December, the 35-year-old single mother of 4-year-old Colleen ran five miles at lunchtime at work at Georgetown College. She is Director of International Student Services. And when she’s not out running, she’s still getting an on-the-job workout. In December, she modified her work station, transforming her desk into a treadmill desk. Purdy bought a used treadmill and the school supplied the desk. “I love it so far,” Purdy said. “I walk very slowly, about two miles per hour, and I feel better at the end of the day. It’s very refreshing and I’ve actually burned a few hundred calories.” Purdy and her daughter are one of the four families taking Lexington Family Magazine’s Fit Family Challenge, sponsored

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by Family Practice Associates. All four families have been paired with local personal trainers, and Purdy met with Alex Laughary of the YMCA at the Beaumont Y. “I’m still hurting from the workout so we must be doing something right,” Purdy said good-naturedly. Purdy and Laughary met in December to map out a program that emphasizes strength training. “I do pretty well with cardio but I have no upper body strength, and I need to work on my core,” Purdy said. “We’ve worked out a program with weights and band resistance that will really help me.” At 5-foot-4 and 135 pounds, Purdy is far from obese but hardly satisfied when it comes to her health and fitness. With a 4-year-old who brings the term “picky eater” to new heights, eating well is a challenge – and her biggest goal in the Fit Family Challenge. Too many dinners at the Purdy home are given over to cereal – one of the few foods her daughter will eat. In January, Purdy and the other families taking the Challenge will embark on an eight-week “Learn. Live. Lose.” program at Family Practice Associates. An $800 value, the comprehensive, personalized }}}

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Sponsored by hanks to the advent of electronic medical records, Family Practice Associates in Lexington studied its client base and discovered a troubling pattern – 60% of patients were overweight four families participating in Lexington Family Magazine’s Fit Family Challenge, or obese, according to Body Mass Index sponsored by Family Practice Associates. numbers. To commemorate its 15th anniversary, Because excess weight is linked to the magazine will chronicle these four diabetes, hypertension, high blood pressure and high cholesterol, the practice families for four months starting in January and culminating with the annual realized many of its clients would benefit Summer Camp & Activities Fair on April from a weight management program. 13 at Lexington Christian Academy. As that realization hit, the practice As sponsor of the Challenge, Family received a call from Carol Donnelly, owner Practice Associates is making “Learn. Live. of KC Wellness of Lexington. Lose.” available to the four families for free. From that piece of serendipity, a KC Wellness will implement the partnership was born and a new program program that emphasizes nutrition was launched – “Learn. Live. Lose.” counseling and fitness education to create This comprehensive, personalized weight management program is medically lifelong lifestyle changes. To test the program, KC Wellness supervised featuring a BMI calculation offered it to the Family Practice Associates and lab work to measure blood pressure, 60-member staff. cholesterol and thyroid levels. Nearly half signed up and about 20 The goal of the program is to have an impact on current patients and then to all members participated in the eight-week program. of Central Kentucky. 1269WeightLoss-1/2pg:Layout 1 12/14/12 4:41 PM Page 1 Staff members met once a week for an That impact starts in January with the

hour for a weigh-in, goal-setting, support, and fitness and nutrition advice such as how to shop at the grocery and how to dine out sensibly. Participants followed the D.A.S.H. diet (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension), which is heavy on grains, vegetables and fruit. The weekly sessions also included help with behavioral changes from Raleigh M. Kincaid, a marriage and family therapist at Family Practice Associates. The result after eight weeks? The group lost a combined 225 pounds. Based on the weight loss and testimonials at the exit interviews conducted by Cheryl Lewis, an advanced practice registered nurse, the program exceeded expectations. One satisfied participant was lab manager Gwen Howard. “I loved it and I liked the interaction in the group setting,” she said. “It was helpful being accountable to others. The program helped me to eat better and exercise more. “I absolutely met my goal and will continue to follow the program.” Y

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weight management program is medically supervised featuring a BMI calculation and lab work to measure blood pressure, cholesterol and thyroid levels. The program emphasizes fitness education and nutrition counseling, including implementation of the D.A.S.H. diet (the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension. (For more on the diet, please see Page 20). Because excess weight is associated with medical conditions such as diabetes, hypertension and heart disease, “Learn. Live. Lose.” approaches weight loss from a health standpoint. That suits Purdy, considering her family history. She grew up in Somerset (part of the vast section of rural America known as Coronary Valley) where unhealthy eating habits are often the rule. Purdy has witnessed her own mother’s struggles with weight. Her mother took the drastic measure of having lap band surgery and started a walking regimen that helped her for a while.

After knee pain limited her movement, she gained much of the weight back and is now on blood pressure medication. Purdy wants to break the cycle of poor dietary habits for herself and her daughter. That effort became more challenging when Purdy became a single parent. Her husband Tyler died of cancer in 2011. Suddenly on her own, Purdy virtually gave up cooking – partly because of time constraints and partly because of her daughter’s pickiness. “I’ve never worked with a nutritionist so I think this will help me quite a bit,” Purdy said. “I want to change, but I like it to be reasonable, something both of us can follow.” Armed with help from a personal trainer and the “Learn. Live. Lose” program, Purdy enters the Fit Family Challenge with high hopes. “I want my daughter surrounded by a good health environment in as many ways as possible,” she said. “I’m optimistic about the Fit Family Challenge. I’m grateful for the opportunity and think only good things can come from it.” Y

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veruse of antibiotics has become a major health problem for children as well as adults. Kentucky has one of the highest rates of antibiotic use in the U.S.

There are reasons why antibiotics should not be used for all illnesses, and certain steps can be taken to decrease their overuse. First, antibiotics work only for bacterial infections. A large percentage of infections are caused by viruses, especially in children. And not all bacterial infections need to be treated all of the time. Second, antibiotics are not without their side effects. These range from gastrointestinal upset to lifethreatening severe allergic reactions such as anaphylaxis. Antibiotics also can cause the overgrowth of the potentially dangerous bacterium Clostridium dificile that usually lives in the colon (which can cause severe diarrhea). Antibiotic use can encourage the overgrowth of fungi such as yeast. Third, overuse of antibiotics can lead to antibiotic resistance in bacteria. The more antibiotics are used, the more likely that some types of bacteria will learn to outsmart and resist them. There are types of bacteria that have become resistant to multiple

families of antibiotics. If a person is infected with one of them, it could be difficult or impossible to treat. To decrease the overuse of antibiotics, patients should not demand antibiotics if their healthcare providers indicate they are not needed. Antibiotics should not be shared with others except in those rare emergencies when a healthcare provider advises it. Do not hoard antibiotics and use them for a subsequent infection. This means that the initially prescribed dose was probably not finished, which can lead to antibiotic resistance in bacteria. Healthcare providers and their patients are not the only ones to blame for antibiotic overuse. Many farmers use large amounts to keep their livestock healthy. This allows for the development of resistant bacteria on an industrial scale. Resistant bacteria can make their way into the food supply and ultimately into us. There is much blame to go around for our overuse of antibiotics, but we must accept the responsibility to do our part to stop it. Y

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Preschool Openings in Lexington.

The Saint Joseph Children’s Center, located across the street from Saint Joseph Hospital in Lexington, currently has openings in the preschool program for 3- and 4-year-olds. The center is open Monday-Friday from 6:15 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Established in 1980, the Saint Joseph Children’s Center’s goal has always been to educate the whole child, with focus on the cognitive, social, emotional, spiritual, physical and creative aspects of child growth and development. In each classroom, staff members follow the guidelines set forth in the Building a Strong Foundation for School Success, Kentucky’s Quality Early Childhood Standards. The center’s curriculum is in line with Kentucky Standards and Kindergarten Readiness Statement.

The staff uses these standards and statements when creating weekly lesson plans for each classroom, considering each individual child in the classroom and making sure to engage and challenge each child where they are developmentally. They utilize both teacher directed and child directed activities throughout the day to help complete these goals. All staff members are CPR and First-Aid certified and have more than 118 years of combined experience in early childhood education. The facility is a STARS Accredited Center and the team provides care for children 6 weeks to kindergarten age. They also offer a summer program, temporary care (based on availability) and a “days off” program in line with Fayette County Schools. Breakfast, lunch and afternoon snacks are prepared on-site.

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D.A.S.H. Diet Emphasizes Taste and Health high cholesterol is significantly reduced when people lose as little as 5% of their here are many reasons why weight. individuals have a hard time Additionally, losing weight can losing weight, but two factors make a person look better and, more top the list: poor eating habits and importantly, feel better.  lack of exercise.  Losing weight also can boost a According to the Centers for person’s confidence about becoming Disease Control, one in every three more physically active in the future. Americans is overweight. Another In short, losing weight has many long third of Americans are obese.  term advantages. Kentucky joins 14 other states with While there are many diets out there, an obesity rate of more than 30%. the one that I recommend to many Obesity is a contributing factor to of my patients is called the Dietary five of the top 10 causes of death Approaches to Stop Hypertension, or in the U.S., including heart disease, D.A.S.H., diet.  cancer, stroke, diabetes and kidney I prefer the D.A.S.H. diet over others disease. because it includes an eating plan that is The chance of acquiring Type 2 simple to understand and includes foods diabetes, high blood pressure or that are low in saturated fat, cholesterol and total fat. Still, these foods are delicious Dr. Diana Hayslip is a native of Ohio and a Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine graduate. She moved to Kentucky and accessible.  with her husband and three daughters in 2007 when she joined The diet emphasizes meals Family Practice Associates of Lexington at 1775 Alysheba Way. made up of fruits, vegetables, Info: 278-5007 or www.fpalex.com. and fat-free or low-fat milk and

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ere is an unborn baby even before a woman something that knows she’s pregnant. most people The developing brain is highly don’t know. vulnerable to the poisonous effects of If a woman avoids alcohol alcohol at every stage of pregnancy – for the entire nine months even the last trimester. of pregnancy, she Alcohol is a legal drug – so why is this has prevented the such a big deal? leading known Alcohol is one of the only substances cause of mental with molecules small enough to pass into retardation the brain, which means that the baby’s in the United developing brain can be harmed any time States: Fetal that alcohol is there. Alcohol A person can look like everyone else, Spectrum talk very well, have a typical IQ, but still Disorders have a brain that works very differently. (FASD). More than 39,000 Kentucky citizens Many are affected by FASD. Babies with FASD women stop grow into adults with FASD, which drinking means that many families face a lifelong as soon as struggle to help their loved ones find they find out supportive education, housing and social they are pregnant, networks. but alcohol can affect Each of these families has its own story FR EE

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to tell. People in our community today are living with the effects of prenatal alcohol exposure, a disability that is 100% preventable. Alcohol during pregnancy can create a lifelong brain that: t Can’t link cause and effect t Forgets things t Can’t read social cues t Thinks like the brain of a younger person t Can’t move information from one situation to another t Lacks common sense Please – make sure that everyone in your life knows that there is no safe TIME, no safe TYPE and no safe AMOUNT of alcohol if a woman is pregnant or is considering getting pregnant. Laura Nagle is Kentucky’s Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders coordinator. Info: www.kyfasd.org or contact Laura at Lmnagle@bluegrass.org. Y

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A Layman’s View of Vision Therapy By John Lynch

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harity Tchida choked back the tears as she recounted the dramatic success her son experienced with Vision Therapy at Dr. Rick Graebe’s office in Versailles. Damon, now 10, had been considered legally blind when he was 4. The family had tried everything to help their son – even Vision therapy in Colorado. Nothing worked. Worse, doctors told the family that only surgery might help their son. Not until Charity brought her son to Dr. Graebe did the family dare to hope again. After 15 weeks, “we noticed dramatic improvement, phenomenal Dr. Rick Graebe Family Eyecare Associates & Children’s Vision and Learning Center 105 Crossfield Drive, Versailles www.myfamilyvision.com / 859.879.3665

changes,” Charity said. Damon’s acuity reading ability and his attitude improved. His confidence soared. By the end of the Vision Therapy treatments, Damon’s double amblyopia had been corrected and his vision was 20-25 with his glasses. This is only one of many Vision Therapy success stories we have shared with our readers since 2008. Time and again families have reported life-altering benefits for their school-aged children (college too) after undergoing Vision Therapy treatment. It’s been my good fortune to report and write these stories, a process that has enriched my appreciation for the dedication and determination of parents to advocate for their children. I’ve also become an unofficial expert on Vision Therapy. My guide in this field has been Dr. Graebe, a behavioral optometrist who has patiently explained to me the theory

behind Vision Therapy, which is a kind of physical therapy for the eyes and brain. VT is a non-surgical treatment for many common visual problems such as lazy eye, crossed eyes, double vision, convergence insufficiency and some reading and learning disabilities. VT helps improve visual efficiency (how well the eyes and muscles function) and vision processing (how well the brain understands information the eyes transmit). The treatment consists of a series of sequenced activities that are actually fun for kids. They play pencil and puzzle games, bounce and handle balls, and perform activities that involve the body. VT’s methods are supported by the latest research on neuroplasticity – the brain’s ability to change. Not every community has a Vision Therapy practice. Central Kentucky should consider itself fortunate to have Dr. Graebe’s Vision & Learning Center. Y

“We Change Lives” “Through eye therapy, my son is thriving. His reading, writing and self-esteem have gone up exponentially. He is so much happier.”

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work hard to assist them. The team includes a doctor, nurse, social worker, chaplain and a volunteer, who assists the patient and family in many ways – transportation, companionship, household chores, etc. The Hospice team is highly knowledgeable in controlling symptoms so that patients are comfortable and can have as many good days in their last phase of life as possible. Working with numerous doctors can be overwhelming. If the family prefers, the Hospice doctor will coordinate care with a patient’s other doctors. Hospice bereavement counselors also provide care and support to families following a loved one’s death. Info: (859) 276-5344 www.hospicebg.org. Y

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Explorium: Mother’s Day Out. 9 a.m.-noon. Ages 3-6, children must be potty-trained. $12 members, $15 nonmembers. Reservations required. 440 W. Short St. Info: 258-3253. Central Baptist Hospital Education Center: Happy Baby Yoga, a class for mommy and babies 6 weeks-9 months olds. 10-11 a.m. $45. Registration required. HealthwoRx Fitness & Wellness, Lexington Green. Info: 260-4354. Scott Co. Public Library: Art Smart. 1:30 p.m. For children. 104 S. Bradford Lane, Georgetown. Info: (502) 863-3566. Woodford Co. Public Library: Homeschool group meeting. 1:30 p.m. 115 N. Main St., Versailles. Info: (859) 873-5191. YMCA of Central KY: Blood Drive. 4-8 p.m. Free parking at the meters in front of the High Street YMCA for donors. Call to schedule a donation. 239 E. High St. Info: 367-7324. UK Men’s Basketball: UK vs. Eastern Michigan. 6 p.m. $42-$50. Rupp Arena. Info: 257-1818. Central Baptist Hospital Education Center: Breastfeeding 101 class. 6:15-7:45 p.m. Free. 1720 Nicholasville Rd. Info: 260-6357. Cincinnati Zoo: Penguin Days, enjoy half price admission to the zoo every day and special animal encounters on the weekends through Feb. 28. $7.50 adults, $5 children and seniors. Info: (513) 281-4700. Lex Public Library: Beaumont Branch:

Toddler Time Storytime. 10 a.m. Ages 2-3. Eagle Creek Branch: Preschool Storytime. 11 a.m. Ages 3-5. Northside Branch: LEGO Book Club, talk about books while we build with LEGOS. 6 p.m. Ages 8 & up. Tates Creek Branch: First Steps Storytime. 10:30 a.m. Ages 12-24 months. Village Branch: Individual Acts of Kindness, celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. all month long with acts of kindness. Info: 231-5500.

Thursday 3 Woodford Co. Public Library: Baby Storytime. 10 a.m. Ages 6-24 months. 115 N. Main St., Versailles. Info: (859) 873-5191. Explorium: Mini Da Vinci’s, “Feather Collage.” 10:30-11:30 a.m. Ages 2-4. Free with general admission of $8. 440 W. Short St. Info: 2583253. Joseph-Beth Booksellers: Toddler Time, 10:30 a.m. Baby & Me, 11 a.m. 161 Lexington Green Circle. Info: 273-2911. Central Baptist Hospital Education Center: Bumps and Babes, a prenatal exercise program. 5-6 p.m. 5 classes for $35; 8 classes for $50; 10 classes for $55; 12 classes for $60. HealthwoRx members attend for free. Registration required. HealthwoRx Fitness & Wellness, Lexington Green. Info: 260-4354. Carnegie Center: Teen Howl Poetry Series,

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open mic for poets under 21. 6 p.m. Free. The Morris Book Shop, 882 E. High St. Info: 254-4175. Living Arts & Science Center: Discovery Night, Exploring the Arctic and Antarctica. 6-8 p.m. Suggested donation $2 adults, $1 children. 362 N. Martin Luther King Blvd. Info: 252-5222. Lex Public Library: Beaumont Branch: Bouncing Babies Storytime. 10:45 and 11:15 a.m. Ages 6-24 months. Eagle Creek Branch: Toddler Storytime. 11 a.m. Ages 2-3. Tates Creek Branch: Preschool Storytime. 10:30 a.m. Ages 3 & up. Info: 231-5500.

Friday 4 Central Baptist Hospital Education Center: Great Expectations childbirth class. 6:158:45 p.m. Free. 1720 Nicholasville Rd. Info: 260-6357. The Mad Potter: Friday Night Live Music. 8 - 10 p.m. 3385 Tates Creek Road. Info: 269-4591. Lexington Opera House: Broadway Live presents “Ballroom with a Twist.” Choreographed by Dancing With the Stars’ Louis Van Amstel, this critically acclaimed production features performances by Dancing With the Stars pros, as well as finalists from So You Think You Can Dance and American Idol. Friday at 8 p.m.; Saturday at 2 & 8 p.m.; Sunday at 2 & 7 p.m. $26-$90. 401 W. Short St. Info: 233-4567. Lex Public Library: Beaumont Branch: Preschool Play and Learn story and activity time. 10:30 a.m. Ages 3-5. Tates Creek Branch: The Young and the Restless story and activity time. 10:30 a.m. Ages 2-3. Info: 231-5500.

Saturday 5 Div. of Parks & Rec: Wood Carving for Adults. 11 a.m.-noon. Free. Registration required. McConnell Springs. Info: 225-4073. Explorium: Curiosity Club, test experiments and projects. 10 a.m.-noon. Free for members. Reservations required. Science Lab, “Snowman Demolition.” 11 a.m.-noon. Grades K-5. $3 members, $5 nonmembers. Registration required. Imagination Station, “Reso-what?” 12:30-2 p.m. Grades K-5. Free with general admission of $8. 440 W. Short St. Info: 258-3253. Joseph-Beth Booksellers: Kids Corner. 11 a.m. 161 Lexington Green Circle. Info: 2732911. Scott Co. Public Library: Books and Best Friends, practice your reading skills with specially trained dogs. 2 p.m. 104 S. Bradford 28 | www.lexingtonfamily.com

LCT Offers 2 Plays in January The Lexington Children’s Theatre has two opportunities for your family to experience live theater this month. The first, a production of LCT’s 3for300 project, is Ramon Esquivel’s “Luna,” which follows the story of a young girl named Soledad, the daughter of migrant workers, who makes friends with the moon. “Luna” will show Friday, Jan. 11 at 7 p.m. Suggested price: $3. The second show, “Why Mosquitoes Buzz,” is a dramatized version of the classic African folktale. Hear a tale of what happens when Mosquito’s loud mouth causes a great jungle catastrophe. Showtimes are Jan. 27 at 2 p.m.; Feb 2 at 2 & 7 p.m.; and Feb. 3 at 2 p.m. at 418 W. Short St. Tickets are $14 for adults and $12 for children. The show is recommended for ages 5 & up. Info: 254-4546. Lane, Georgetown. Info: (502) 863-3566. The Mad Potter: Family Fun & Pizza Night. 6 p.m. 3385 Tates Creek Road. Info: 269-4591. Rupp Arena: Monster Jam monster truck show. Jan. 5 at 7:30 p.m.; Jan 6. at 2 p.m. $76.50-$26.50 adults, $6.50 children. Info: 233-4567. Lex Public Library: Eagle Creek Branch: LEGO Club. 10 a.m. Ages 7-14. Tates Creek Branch: Super Saturday Storytime. 11 a.m. Ages 3 & up. Info: 231-5500.

Sunday 6 Joseph-Beth Booksellers: Baby & Me. 11:30 a.m. 161 Lexington Green Circle. Info: 2732911. Explorium: Open Art Studio, Tracing Bodies! Create tambourines out of plates and pasta. Sunday-Saturday, closed Mondays. 1-5 p.m. All ages. Free with general admission of $8. 440 W. Short St. Info: 258-3253. UK Art Museum: Artful Sunday, guided tours and family activities. 2-3:30 p.m. Free. Info: 257-5716. KY McTeggart Irish Dancers: Open House. 4-5 p.m. For girls and boys ages 5-16. First class free for new dancers. 3519 Lansdowne Dr. Info: 444-4544. Baby Moon: Hypnobabies prenatal birthing class. 5:30-8:30 p.m. weekly through Feb 17. $285 per couple. Registration required. 2891 Richmond Rd. Info: 420-6262.

Monday 7 Scott Co. Public Library: Romping Readers storytime. 9:30 a.m. Babies and toddlers up to 24 months. Terrific Twos storytime. 10:30 a.m. Ages 24-36 months. Family Storytime. 6:30 p.m. 104 S. Bradford Lane, Georgetown. Info: (502) 863-3566.

Newton’s Attic: After school programs resume. Sessions are 6 weeks in length. One night per week, 4:30-7 p.m. Info: 368-7334. KY McTeggart Irish Dancers: Open House. 4:30-5:30 p.m. See Jan 6 for details. St. Joseph Hospital: Breastfeeding Class. 6-8 p.m. $25 per couple. For women delivering at St. Joseph. Registration required. 170 N. Eagle Creek Dr. Info: 967-2229. Woodford Co. Public Library: Reading Round-Up, hands-on learning and stories. 6:30 p.m. Grades Preschool-3. 115 N. Main St., Versailles. Info: (859) 873-5191. Musikgarten with Jennifer Tutt: The new semester of Musikgarten begins, classes and private lessons for all ages. 121 Malabu Dr. #1 & 2. Info: 245-5887. Lex Public Library: Eagle Creek Branch: Jump, Baby, Jump. A movement and music playtime. 11 a.m. Ages 18-30 months. Reservations required. Info: 231-5500.

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Prenatal Yoga. 5:30-6:30 p.m. 8 classes for $50, 10 classes for $55, 12 classes for $60. Registration required. HealthwoRx Fitness & Wellness, Lexington Green. Info: 260-4354. Lex-Fayette County Health Dept: Low-Impact Aerobics Class. 6-7 p.m. and 7-8 p.m. weekly through May. Free. For adults 18 & up. William Wells Brown Community Center, 548 E. Sixth St. Info: 288-2391. Health Chats about Diabetes. 6:15-7:30 p.m. Free. UK Polk Dalton Clinic, 217 Elm Tree Lane. Info: 288-2352. The Mad Potter: Diva Night, put on a feather boa and enjoy popcorn and chocolate with friends. 6-9 p.m. 3385 Tates Creek Road. Info: 269-4591. Baby Moon: La Leche League of Lexington monthly meeting. 7:15 p.m. Free. 2891 Richmond Rd. Info: 420-6262. Babies R Us: “Not Eating for Two and Other Wives Tales.” An educational program debunking common myths of pregnancy. Free. 1965 Star Shoot Parkway. Info: 263-9562. Lex Public Library: Beaumont Branch: Bouncing Babies Storytime. 11 a.m. and noon. Ages 6-24 months. Little Leonardos art activities. 2:30 p.m. Ages 2-5. Reservations required. Daring da Vinci’s art activities. 3:45 p.m. Ages 6-12. Reservations required. Eagle Creek Branch: Babytime, a lap-sit story program. 11 a.m. Ages 6-18 months. Dragon Book Club, book discussions, games and crafts. 4 p.m. Grades 1-3. Reservations required. Stories Before Bedtime: Teddy Bears Picnic. Bring your teddy bears and snack for this story and craft time. 6:30 p.m. Ages 3-7. Reservations required. Tates Creek Branch: Baby and Me storytime. 10:30 a.m. Ages 6-18 months. Village Branch: Storytime Village. 11 a.m. Ages 0-5. Info: 231-5500.

Wednesday 9 Explorium: Mother’s Day Out. See Jan. 2. Musikgarten with Jennifer Tutt: Wednesday Nature Trail. Music, dancing, activities and more. 9:30 a.m.-noon for five weeks. Ages 2 ½-6. Reservations required. 121 Malabu Dr. #1 & 2. Info: 245-5887. Central Baptist Hospital Education Center: Happy Baby Yoga. See Jan. 2. Safe Kids Coalition: Car Seat Check-up Clinic. 2-4 p.m. By appointment. Free. Auto Tech Services, 780 Winchester Rd. Info: 323-1153. Woodford Co. Public Library: TAG Meeting, the teen advisory group helps plan teen programs, children’s programs, plays games and more. 4-5 p.m. Grades 6-12. 115 N. Main St., Versailles. Info: (859) 873-5191. Lex-Fayette County Health Dept: Breastfeeding Basics class. 5:30-7 p.m. Free. 30 | www.lexingtonfamily.com

Registration required. PH Clinic South, 2433 Regency Rd. Info: 288-2348. Baby Moon: Natural Childbirth Series. 6:30-8:30 p.m. weekly through Feb. 6. $178. Registration required. 2891 Richmond Rd. Info: 420-6262. Lex Public Library: Beaumont Branch: Toddler Time Storytime. See Jan. 2. Extreme Explorers, science, literature and art activities. 3:30 p.m. Ages 6-10. Reservations required. Info: 231-5500. Eagle Creek Branch: Preschool Storytime. See Jan. 2. Northside Branch: LEGO Book Club. See Jan. 2. Tates Creek Branch: First Steps Storytime. Jan. 2.

Thursday 10 Scott Co. Public Library: Terrific Twos storytime. 9:30 a.m. Ages 24-36 months. Club Lego. 4 p.m. For children. 104 S. Bradford Lane, Georgetown. Info: (502) 863-3566. Woodford Co. Public Library: Baby Storytime. See Jan. 3. Explorium: Mini Da Vinci’s, “Healthy or Not.” See Jan. 3. Joseph-Beth Booksellers: Toddler Time and Baby & Me. See Jan. 3. Lex-Fayette County Health Dept: Low-Impact Zumba Classes. 6-7 p.m. and 7-8 p.m. weekly through May. Free. For adults 18 & up. William Wells Browns Community Center, 548 E. Sixth St. Info: 288-2391. Central Baptist Hospital Education Center: Laboring the Natural Way class series. 6:30-9 p.m. Jan. 10, 17 & 24. Free. Registration required. Calvary Baptist Church, 150 E. High St. Info: 260-6357. Bumps and Babes class. See Jan. 3. Lex Public Library: Beaumont Branch: Bouncing Babies Storytime. See Jan. 3. Eagle Creek Branch: Toddler Storytime. See Jan. 3.

Friday 11 Scott Co. Public Library: Romping Readers storytime. 9:30 a.m. Babies and toddlers up to 24 months. Terrific Twos storytime. 10:30 a.m. Ages 24-36 months. 104 S. Bradford Lane, Georgetown. Info: (502) 863-3566. Boyle County Health Dept: Breastfeeding Class. 10:30 a.m.-noon. Free. Registration required. Danville. Info: 583-1007 or 236-2053. Central Baptist Hospital Education Center: Comfort Measures childbirth class. 6:158:15 p.m. Free. Registration required. 1720 Nicholasville Rd. Info: 260-6357. The Mad Potter: Friday Night Live Music. See Jan. 4. Carnegie Center: Young Women Writers Project application deadline. YWWP is a

series of intensive workshops focused on selfexpression and taught by experienced women writers. Open to girls grades 9-12. 251 W. 2nd St. Info: 254-4175. Lex Public Library: Beaumont Branch: Preschool Play and Learn. See Jan. 4. Tates Creek Branch: The Young and the Restless. See Jan. 4.

Saturday 12 Carnegie Center: Early Learner Book Club, January’s book is “It’s Winter.” 10:15-11:15 a.m. Ages 3-5 and parents or guardians. Free. Registration required. Young Readers Club, January’s books is “It’s Snowing! It’s Snowing! Winter Poems.” 12:30-1:30 p.m. Grades 1-2. Free. Registration required. 251 W. 2nd St. Info: 254-4175. Explorium: Art Workshop “Gargantuan Mono Print Mania.” 11 a.m.-noon. Grades K-5. $3 members, $5 nonmembers. Registration required. 440 W. Short St. Info: 258-3253. Imagination Station, “Pantry Play.” See Jan. 5. Joseph-Beth Booksellers: Kids Corner. See Jan. 5. Baby Moon: Natural Childbirth Weekend Intensive. 1-6 p.m. $155. Registration required. 2891 Richmond Rd. Info: 420-6262. Woodford Co. Public Library: Hobbits’ Second Breakfast, enjoy waffles, Hobbit trivia tournament, costume contest and more. 1:30-3 p.m. Grades 6-12. Reservation required. Paws to Read, practice reading with a friendly therapy dog. 3-4 p.m. Grades K-5. Reservations required. 115 N. Main St., Versailles. Info: (859) 873-5191. Good Foods Market & Café: Eating Whole: A Better Health Workshop. Make changes and clean up your diet with this 3-part workshop. 2-2:30 p.m. Jan. 12, Feb. 9 and March 9. $18 owners, $20 others. Registration required. 455 Southland Dr. Info: 278-1813. UK Men’s Basketball: UK vs. Texas A&M. 4 p.m. $42-$50. Rupp Arena. Info: 257-1818. The Mad Potter: Family Fun & Pizza Night. See Jan. 5. Lex Public Library: Central Library: Teen Central, Board Game Day. 2 p.m. For teens. Eagle Creek Branch: Chess Mates, a drop-in club for beginners to advanced chess players. 2 p.m. Ages 8 & up. Info: 231-5500. Tates Creek Branch: Super Saturday Storytime. See Jan. 5. LEGO Club. 2 p.m. Ages 8-14. Reservations required. Info: 231-5500.

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Monday 14 Scott Co. Public Library: Romping Readers, Terrific Twos and Family Storytime. See Jan. 7. Bluegrass Babywearing Group: Monthly meeting. 11:30 a.m. Free. Baby Moon, 2891 Richmond Rd. Info: www.facebook.com/groups/ bluegrassbabywearers/. Lex-Fayette County Health Dept: Diabetes Support Group. 1-2 p.m. Senior Citizens Center, 1530 Nicholasville Rd. Info: 288-2352. Newton’s Attic: Six week after school classes. Flying Gismos, Gadgets and Doohickeys. Ages 8-11. Sessions are 6 weeks in length. One night per week, 4:30-7 p.m. Info: 368-7334. KY McTeggart Irish Dancers: Open House. 4:305:30 p.m. See Jan 6 for details. Central Baptist Hospital Education Center: Laboring the Natural Way class series. 6:15-8:45 p.m. Jan. 14, 21 & 28. Free. Registration required. 1720 Nicholasville Rd. Info: 260-6357. Woodford Co. Public Library: Reading Round-Up. See Jan. 7. Lex Public Library: Eagle Creek Branch: Jump, Baby, Jump. See Jan. 7. Northside Branch: Teen Advisory Board, help us plan activities for the library. 7 p.m. Ages 12-18, new members welcome. Info: 231-5500.

Tuesday 15 Explorium: Little Bookworm Club, “Skeleton Hiccups,” and Baby Explorers, “Bake-able Counting.” See Jan. 1. Scott Co. Public Library: Preschool Storytime and Creative Kids. See Jan. 8. Teen Book Discussion, “The Life of Pi.” 6:30 p.m. For teens, new members welcome. 104 S. Bradford Lane, Georgetown. Info: (502) 863-3566. Woodford Co. Public Library: Toddler Tales and Preschool Stories. See Jan. 8. Joseph-Beth Booksellers: Toddler Time. See Jan.

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Lex-Fayette County Health Dept: Eat, Move, Lose Weight Support Group. Noon-1 p.m. Free. Registration required. PH Clinic South, 2433 Regency Rd. Info: 288-2352. Health Chats about Diabetes. 5-6 p.m. Free. Nathaniel Mission Free Clinic, 616 DeRoode St. Info: 288-2352. Low-Impact Aerobics Class. See Jan. 8. Newton’s Attic: Six week after school classes. Flying Gismos, Gadgets and Doohickeys. Ages 1215. Sessions are 6 weeks in length. One night per week, 4:30-7 p.m. Info: 368-7334. Carnegie Center: Spanish for Kids, Level 1. 5:306:30 p.m. weekly through Feb 19. Grades 1-5. Free. Registration required. Family Fun & Learning Night. 5:45-7:30 p.m. For families with a child ages 3-12. Free. Registration required. 251 W. 2nd St. Info: 254-4175. Central Baptist Hospital Education Center: Prenatal Yoga. See Jan. 8. The Mad Potter: Diva Night. See Jan. 8. UK Men’s Basketball: UK vs. Tennessee. 7 p.m. $42-$50. Rupp Arena. Info: 257-1818. Baby Moon: Labor Workshop for Couples. 7:15-9:30 p.m. $40. Registration required. 2891 Richmond Rd. Info: 420-6262. Lex Public Library: Beaumont Branch: Bouncing Babies Storytime. See Jan. 8. Eagle Creek Branch: Babytime. See Jan. 8. Tates Creek Branch: Baby and Me storytime. See Jan. 8. Village Branch: Storytime Village. See Jan. 8.

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unique experience for audiences of all ages. Jan. 16 at 8 p.m.; Jan. 17 at 2 & 8 p.m. $50$65. 521 Lancaster Ave., Richmond. Info: 622-7469. Lex Public Library: Beaumont Branch: Toddler Time Storytime. See Jan. 2. Central Library: Aloha January, forget winter and play like we are on the beach! 10 a.m. Ages 2 & up. Reservations required. Info: 231-5500. Eagle Creek Branch: Preschool Storytime. See Jan. 2. Northside Branch: LEGO Book Club. See Jan. 2. Tates Creek Branch: First Steps Storytime. Jan. 2.

Thursday 17 Scott Co. Public Library: Terrific Twos storytime. See Jan. 10. Woodford Co. Public Library: Baby Storytime. See Jan. 3. Explorium: Mini Da Vinci’s, “Healthy Foods.” See Jan. 3. Joseph-Beth Booksellers: Toddler Time and Baby & Me. See Jan. 3. Newton’s Attic: Six week after school classes. Flying Gismos, Gadgets and Doohickeys. Ages 12-15. Sessions are 6 weeks in length. One night per week, 4:30-7 p.m. Info: 3687334. Carnegie Center: Upper Elementary Reading & Writing Group. 4:30-5:30 p.m. weekly through Feb 21. Grades 4-5. Free. Registration required. 251 W. 2nd St. Info: 254-4175. Kentucky Mudworks: Clay Kids class. 4:30-6 p.m. Thursdays through Feb. 7. Ages 6-11. $65. 825 National Ave. Info: 389-9681. Central Baptist Hospital Education Center: Bumps and Babes. See Jan. 3. Lex-Fayette County Health Dept: Breastfeeding Basics class. 5:30-7 p.m. Free. Registration required. Babies R Us, Hamburg Pavilion. Info: 263-8598. Low-Impact Zumba Classes. See Jan. 10. Living Arts & Science Center: Creating with Cardboard class. 6-8 p.m. Jan. 17, 24 & 31. $60 members, $70 nonmembers. 362 N. Martin Luther King Blvd. Info: 252-5222. Lex Public Library: Beaumont Branch: Bouncing Babies Storytime. See Jan. 3. Eagle Creek Branch: Toddler Storytime. See Jan. 3.

Friday 18 Scott Co. Public Library: Romping Readers and Terrific Twos. See Jan. 11. Kentucky Mudworks: Date Night Wheelthrowing. 7-9 p.m. $20. For adults and children 6 & up. 825 National Ave. Info: 3899681. 34 | www.lexingtonfamily.com

The Mad Potter: Friday Night Live Music. See Jan. 4.

Joseph-Beth Booksellers: Kids Corner. See Jan. 5.

Lex Public Library: Beaumont Branch: Preschool Play and Learn. See Jan. 4. Tates Creek Branch: The Young and the Restless. See Jan. 4.

Scott Co. Public Library: Books and Best Friends. See Jan. 5.

Saturday 19 Central Baptist Hospital Education Center: Pediatric CPR class. 9 a.m.-noon. $30 per person or $45 per couple. Registration required. HealthwoRx Fitness & Wellness, Lexington Green. Info: 260-6357. Arabesque World Dance: Grand Opening Celebration. Free classes, discounts, performances, door prizes and raffles. 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Free. Info: 455-8991. UK Good Samaritan Hospital: Nursing Your Infant. 9 a.m.-noon. $25 per couple. For women delivering at UK Good Sam. Registration required. 310 S. Limestone St. Info: 323-2750. Good Foods Market & Café: Everyday Yoga for Kids, a blend of yoga, breathing and wellness tips for little ones. 9:45-11 a.m. Ages 4-12. $10 owners, $12 others, discounts for additional children. Chinese Medicine for Your Health: Mental and Emotional Health. Learn the benefits of Chinese medicine and natural methods for supporting mental health. 2-3 p.m. $3 owners, $5 others. 455 Southland Dr. Info: 278-1813. Carnegie Center: Lower Elementary Reading & Writing Group. 10-11 a.m. weekly through Feb 9. Grades K-1. Free. Registration required. Lower Elementary Math group. 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. weekly through Feb 9. Grades 1-2. Free. Registration required. 251 W. 2nd St. Info: 254-4175. Living Arts & Science Center: Digital Camera Boot Camp. 10 a.m.-noon. Jan. 19 & 26. $40 members, $50 nonmembers. 362 N. Martin Luther King Blvd. Info: 252-5222. Div. of Parks & Rec: Junior Naturalist Feeder Watch, learn about the birds that visit bird feeders in this urban area. 11 a.m.-noon. Ages 10 & under. Free. Registration required. McConnell Springs. Info: 225-4073. Martin Luther King, Jr. Basketball Classic. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Ages 7-13. Free. Registration required. Registration deadline Jan. 16. William Wells Brown Community Center, 548 E. Sixth St. Info: 389-6689. Explorium: Science Lab, “Liquid Magnets.” 11 a.m.-noon. Grades K-5. $3 members, $5 nonmembers. Registration required. 440 W. Short St. Info: 258-3253. Imagination Station, “Henry Human, King of Smoothies.” See Jan. 5.

Musikgarten with Jennifer Tutt: Parents Night Out. 5:30-9:30 p.m. Children 12 & under. $16 per child. Reservations required. 121 Malabu Dr. #1 & 2. Info: 245-5887. The Mad Potter: Family Fun & Pizza Night. See Jan. 5. Rupp Arena: Harlem Globetrotters, fun for the whole family from tip off to the final whistle. 7 p.m. $22.50-$104.50. Info: 233-4567. UK Men’s Basketball: UK vs. Auburn. 9 p.m. $42-$50. Rupp Arena. Info: 257-1818. Lex Public Library: Tates Creek Branch: Super Saturday Storytime. See Jan. 5.

Sunday 20 Joseph-Beth Booksellers: Baby & Me. See Jan. 6. Explorium: Open Art Studio, Body Flip Book. See Jan. 6. Baby Moon: Transitions: Bringing Home a Baby class. 3-5 p.m. $35 per couple. Registration required. 2891 Richmond Rd. Info: 420-6262.

Monday 21 FCPS: No School, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Celebration: Line-up for the annual Freedom March begins at 9 a.m. at Heritage Hall in the Lexington Center. The March begins at 10 a.m. and continues down West Main Street. Commemorative program begins at 11 a.m. A special screening of the documentary “Sing Your Song” will begin at 2 p.m. at The Kentucky Theatre. All events are free and open to the public. Info: 425-2296. Living Arts & Science Center: H’Artful of Service classes. Learn about the art and culture of India while helping the LASC. Students will experience Indian song, dance and film as they create art projects to be sold at the Feb. 9 fundraiser. 9 a.m.-noon and 1 -4 p.m. Students attending both sessions must register for supervised lunch. Either pack a meal or enjoy complimentary traditional Indian cuisine. Grades K-8. Free. 362 N. Martin Luther King Blvd. Info: 252-5222. Explorium: Martin Luther King Day, celebrate American history by exploring the lives and accomplishments of great African Americans. Children admitted free, $8 adults. Must be at least one adult for every three children. 440 W. Short St. Info: 258-3253.


Tuesday 22 Explorium: Little Bookworm Club, “Murphy Meets the Treadmill,” and Baby Explorers, “Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes.” See Jan. 1. Scott Co. Public Library: Preschool Storytime and Creative Kids. See Jan. 8. Woodford Co. Public Library: Toddler Tales and Preschool Stories. See Jan. 8. Joseph-Beth Booksellers: Toddler Time. See Jan. 8. Lex-Fayette County Health Dept: Low-Impact Aerobics Class. See Jan. 8. The Mad Potter: Diva Night. See Jan. 8. Central Baptist Hospital Education Center: Prenatal Yoga. See Jan. 8. Great Expectations childbirth class. 6:15-8:45 p.m. Free. 1720 Nicholasville Rd. Info: 260-6357. Good Foods Market & Café: Be in a Better Emotional Space, learn how to shift your focus, change your attitude and rework your behaviors to feel better. 7-8:30 p.m. $3 owners, $5 others. 455 Southland Dr. Info: 278-1813.

Creek Branch: Babytime. See Jan. 8. Tates Creek Branch: Baby and Me storytime. See Jan. 8. Village Branch: Storytime Village. See Jan. 8.

Wednesday 23 Explorium: Mother’s Day Out. See Jan. 2. Scott Co. Public Library: Kids on the Move, keep your kids from climbing the walls with some physical, fun activities. 10 a.m. Ages 2-5. Pigskull Book Club, a boys-only book club. 4 p.m. Grades 3-6, fathers welcome to attend. 104 S. Bradford Lane, Georgetown. Info: (502) 863-3566. Central Baptist Hospital Education Center: Happy Baby Yoga. See Jan. 2. Woodford Co. Public Library: Quirky Crafters: Cookie Mix Jars. 4-5 p.m. Grades 6-12. 115 N. Main St., Versailles. Info: (859) 873-5191. Lex-Fayette County Health Dept: Stop Smoking Class Series. 5:30-6:30 p.m. weekly until April 17. $10 per week for 10 weeks, includes nicotine replacement. Tates Creek Library, 3628 Walden Dr. Info: 288-2457.

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Thursday 24 Scott Co. Public Library: Terrific Twos storytime and Club Lego. See Jan. 10. Woodford Co. Public Library: Baby Storytime. See Jan. 3. Explorium: Mini Da Vinci’s, “Food Pyramid.” See Jan. 3. Joseph-Beth Booksellers: Toddler Time and Baby & Me. See Jan. 3. Lex-Fayette County Health Dept: Weight Loss Class, learn healthy weight loss strategies meal planning and more. 6:30-8 p.m. Free. Registration required. Beaumont Library. Info: 231-5500. LowImpact Zumba Classes. See Jan. 10. Central Baptist Hospital Education Center: Bumps and Babes. See Jan. 3. Pediatric CPR class. 6:30-9:30 p.m. $30 per person or $45 per couple. Registration required. HealthwoRx Fitness & Wellness, Lexington Green. Info: 260-6357 Good Foods Market & Café: Juicing & Smoothies, try out recipes for a nutrient packed meal or snack on the go. 7-8:30 p.m. $15 owners, $17 others. 455 Southland Dr. Info: 278-1813.

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Lex Public Library: Beaumont Branch: Bouncing Babies Storytime. See Jan. 3. Eagle Creek Branch: Toddler Storytime. See Jan. 3.

Friday 25 Scott Co. Public Library: Romping Readers and Terrific Twos. See Jan. 11. Attachment Parenting Group: Monthly meeting. 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Baby Moon, 2891 Richmond Rd. Info: www.baby-moon.org. Woodford Co. Public Library: Explore More with Curious George, monkey around with music, stories and games. 6:30 p.m. For families. Reservation required. 115 N. Main St., Versailles. Info: (859) 873-5191. The Mad Potter: Friday Night Live Music. See Jan. 4. Lex Public Library: Beaumont Branch: Preschool Play and Learn. See Jan. 4. Teen Night, an after hours party just for teens with music, games, food and more. 5:45 p.m. Reservations required. Info: 231-5500. Tates Creek Branch: The Young and the Restless. See Jan. 4.

Saturday 26 Kentucky Families with Food Allergies: Support Group Meeting. 10 a.m. Beaumont Library, 3080 Fieldstone Way. Info: kyfoodallergies@insightbb.com. Living Arts & Science Center: Form, Function and Fun with Clay. 10 a.m.-noon. Jan 26, Feb 2 & 16. $65 members, $75 nonmembers. 362 N. Martin Luther King Blvd. Info: 252-5222. Explorium: Art Workshop “Celestial Journals.” 11 a.m.-noon. Grades K-5. $3 members, $5 nonmembers. Registration required. 440 W. Short St. Info: 258-3253. Imagination Station, “Exercise Bingo.” See Jan. 5. Joseph-Beth Booksellers: Kids Corner. See Jan. 5. Kentucky Mudworks: Family Day in Clay, Valentine Boxes. Noon-2 p.m. $20. 825 National Ave. Info: 389-9681. Good Foods Market & Café: The Stress Response, learn tools to help you understand your personal level of stress and what you can do to reduce its impact on your wellness. 2-3:30 p.m. $8 owners, $10 others. 455 Southland Dr. Info: 278-1813. UK Men’s Basketball: UK vs. LSU. 4 p.m. $42$50. Rupp Arena. Info: 257-1818. The Mad Potter: Family Fun & Pizza Night. See Jan. 5. Lexington Ballet: presents “Cinderella,” the timeless tale in a brand new production. 7:30 p.m. $20-$35. EKU Center for the Arts, 521 36 | www.lexingtonfamily.com

Lancaster Ave., Richmond. Info: 622-7469.

The Mad Potter: Diva Night. See Jan. 8.

Lex Public Library: Central Library: Design a Snowflake Necklace. 2 p.m. Grades Preschool-5. Eagle Creek Branch: Chess Mates, a drop-in club for beginners to advanced chess players. 10 a.m. Ages 8 & up. Info: 231-5500. Tates Creek Branch: Super Saturday Storytime. See Jan. 5.

Ephraim McDowell Medical Ctr: Breastfeeding Class. 7 p.m. Free. For women delivering at Ephraim McDowell. Registration required. 217 S. Third St., Danville. Info: 239-2534.

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Lex Public Library: Beaumont Branch: Bouncing Babies Storytime. See Jan. 8. Eagle Creek Branch: Babytime. See Jan. 8. Tates Creek Branch: Baby and Me storytime. See Jan. 8. Village Branch: Storytime Village. See Jan. 8.

Joseph-Beth Booksellers: Baby & Me. See Jan. 6. Explorium: Open Art Studio, Silver Leaf. See Jan. 6. Lexington Children’s Theatre: presents “Why Mosquitoes Buzz.” In this African folk tale, learn what happens when Mosquito’s loud mouth causes a great jungle catastrophe! 2 p.m. $14 adults, $12 children. 418 W. Short St. Info: 254-4546. Central Baptist Hospital Education Center: Comfort Measures childbirth class. 3-5 p.m. Free. Registration required. HealthwoRx Fitness & Wellness, Lexington Green. Info: 260-6357.

Monday 28 Scott Co. Public Library: Romping Readers, Terrific Twos and Family Storytime. See Jan. 7. La Leche League of Lexington: Monthly meeting. 11:30 a.m. Free. Baby Moon, 2891 Richmond Rd. Info: 420-6262. Woodford Co. Public Library: Reading Round-Up. See Jan. 7. Lex Public Library: Eagle Creek Branch: Jump, Baby, Jump. See Jan. 7.

Tuesday 29 Explorium: Little Bookworm Club, “The Rainforest Grew All Around,” and Baby Explorers, “Run Away Rainbow Day.” See Jan. 1. Scott Co. Public Library: Preschool Storytime and Creative Kids. See Jan. 8. Woodford Co. Public Library: Toddler Tales and Preschool Stories. See Jan. 8. Joseph-Beth Booksellers: Toddler Time. See Jan. 8. Carnegie Center: Creative Writing for Kids. 3:30-4:30 p.m. through March 5. Grades 3-5. Free. Registration required. 251 W. 2nd St. Info: 254-4175. Central Baptist Hospital Education Center: Prenatal Yoga. See Jan. 8. Lex-Fayette County Health Dept: Low-Impact Aerobics Class. See Jan. 8.

Baby Moon: Breastfeeding Essentials I class. 7:15-9:15 p.m. $30. 2891 Richmond Rd. Info: 420-6262.

Wednesday 30 Explorium: Mother’s Day Out. See Jan. 2. Scott Co. Public Library: Kids on the Move. See Jan. 23. Central Baptist Hospital Education Center: Happy Baby Yoga. See Jan. 2. Lex-Fayette County Health Dept: Health Chats About Diabetes En Espanol. 6-7 p.m. Bluegrass Community Health Center, 1306 Versailles Rd. Info: 263-2507. Lex Public Library: Beaumont Branch: Toddler Time Storytime. See Jan. 2. Eagle Creek Branch: Preschool Storytime. See Jan. 2. Northside Branch: LEGO Book Club. See Jan. 2. Tates Creek Branch: First Steps Storytime. Jan. 2.

Thursday 31 Scott Co. Public Library: Terrific Twos storytime. See Jan. 10. Woodford Co. Public Library: Baby Storytime. See Jan. 3. Minecraft LAN Party, teens can bring their laptops, iPads or other devices to play Minecraft. 4-6 p.m. Grades 6-12. Reservation required. 115 N. Main St., Versailles. Info: (859) 873-5191. Explorium: Mini Da Vinci’s, “Groundhog’s Day.” See Jan. 3. Joseph-Beth Booksellers: Toddler Time and Baby & Me. See Jan. 3. Central Baptist Hospital Education Center: Bumps and Babes. See Jan. 3. Lex-Fayette County Health Dept: Low-Impact Zumba Classes. See Jan. 10. Lexington Philharmonic: Kicked Back Classics “The Essence of Tango.” 7 p.m. $15. Downtown Arts Center, 141 E. Main St. Info: 233-4226. Lex Public Library: Beaumont Branch: Bouncing Babies Storytime. See Jan. 3. Eagle Creek Branch: Toddler Storytime. See Jan. 3. Y


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dance. She took more classes and soon performed with a troupe of dancers in her hometown of Ocala, Fla. By 2007, Safiya started teaching on her Safiya is a professional belly dancer who as own – Tina Sophia Farrell is a local mother of three. from teenagers In October, Safiya opened Arabesque to moms to older women. World Dance where group and private She especially enjoys working with classes are offered throughout the day for young women after watching her own women of all ages. daughter Paris Marie, 22, become more She also offers Mommy & Me classes self-assured and confident after belly and creative movement classes for dance training. toddlers and preschoolers. “I get to mentor these young women Arabesque World Dance will be hosting and teach them how to be performers, a Grand Opening on Saturday, Jan. 19, develop their theatrical and artistic side,” beginning at 9 a.m. The event will feature Safiya said. free classes, live performances, raffles and music all day. The studio also features hen the family moved to refreshments, a costume and supply store Lexington in 2009, Safiya and an on-site masseuse. began performing, teaching Said Safiya: “We want the studio to be classes and training performers in a a place where people can come and hang rented space. out and enjoy themselves.” As her business grew, she realized it Info: Arabesque, 451-B Chair Ave., just was time to find a dedicated space and off South Broadway. 455-8991, (352) 816embrace her passion full-time. 1219 or www.dancesafiya.com. Y

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t’s no exaggeration to say that 16-year-old Crystal Land of Bryan Station High can trace her very roots to a bowling alley. No wonder she’s one of the top youth bowlers in the state. More than 18 years ago, Jim Land needed a bowler on his team at Collins’ Eastland Bowling Lanes so he recruited veteran bowler Danette Randolph. Jim found more than a new member of his team – he had just met his future wife. A year later they were married, and a year after that Crystal was born. The Land’s only child first bowled when she was 2, and before long she was a prodigy. As a sixth-grader, she made the Bryan Station club team. When bowling became a high school sanctioned sport in 2012, Crystal led the Defenders to the region championship and a runner-up finish in the state tournament. The coach of the team? Her mother, Danette. Along with her parents, Crystal’s relatives are all bowlers, including her grandmother and her great grandmother. As a sophomore last year, Crystal posted a 207 average. This year she has raised her average to 215, in part because she rolled a 299 game in a match against Harrison County. As she rolled strike after strike, a crowd gathered behind her at Eastland and a hush fell upon the alleys. When her last ball hit the pocket perfectly but

left the No. 9 pin standing, the crowd groaned in disappointment. Not too worry. Crystal already had a 300 game under her belt, having rolled a perfect game as a sophomre. In youth leagues, Crystal has won the Kentucky Junior Open, the state Pepsi Junior Tournament and has bowled for the state all-star team in matches against Indiana for three straight years. “She is very focused, has great form and has an excellent release,” Danette said. Added Jim: “People tell us to never change the way she releases the ball.” Crystal plans to bowl in college, and she has earned more than $5,000 in scholarship money through bowling. Crystal will have no trouble handing collegiate academics. She has a 4.3 weighted GPA and has taken three A.P. classes. She also is a model for James Cook Photography and works up to 20 hours a week at Michael’s. She is a youth volunteer in her church’s nursery and is a peer tutor at school, working with students with special needs. “Kids seem to be drawn to her,” Danette said about Crystal who plans to be an elementary school teacher. Added Jim: “When she’s with the kids at church, there’s just a glow on her face.” And that’s almost as satisfying as rolling a perfect game. Y

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January 2013 Educator of the Month

Crystal Campbell: Teaching from the Heart Crystal Campbell’s uncle, Dexter Campbell, a beloved teacher in Letcher County, has much to be proud of his protégé. At the urging of her uncle, now retired, Crystal went into education, and her success as a well-regarded special education teacher at Breckinridge Elementary in Lexington serves as a tribute to “Uncle Dexter.” “In the school setting, he was the teacher everyone wanted,” Crystal said. “He encouraged his students and expected only the best from them. He is a really positive person and everyone knew him...He was a real father figure for me.” So when she had the idea to teach and asked his advice, he encouraged her to enter the field. That marked the course for Crystal, who has focused her studies on recreational therapy, special education and assistive technology and started at Breckinridge seven years ago.

Campbell unites all three of those disciplines in the classroom, which is a key to her success, colleagues said. “Because of her background, she creates lessons that engage the students and make the lessons fun,” said Anna Crenshaw, who has 27 years experience as a special ed. teacher. Of course, it helps that students work extra hard for Campbell. “She always develops authentic relationships with the kids, so they’re willing to do more for her, take more risks and try harder,” Crenshaw said. What distinguishes Campbell are her commitment to students and willingness to stretch the learning experience beyond the classroom, according to Principal Mike Price. “Teaching is not just a job to her,” he said. “She understands to make a difference in these kids’ lives, you have to go beyond the classroom. She’s committed to her students and that’s what makes her special.”

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Campbell works with children whose disabilities range from autism and Down syndrome to learning disabilities. Three are non-verbal. For those students, she has introduced iPads to the classroom, which has dramatically changed the life of at least one. “This has unlocked his brain,” Campbell said. “He knew way more than anybody thought...Now, he can participate in classroom discussions and even ask friends questions. “I just love celebrating the successes of my students. They’re up against so much. These kids really get inside my heart.”

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