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Lifestyle Letter

Happy Holidays!

DECEMBER 2016

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ust hear those sleigh bells jingling, ring-ting-tingling too. Come on, it's lovely weather for a sleigh ride together with you." 

PUBLISHER

Lynn Bowles | Lynn.Bowles@LifestylePubs.com EDITORIAL COORDINATOR

If you couldn't tell, we're snuggled up by the fire, drinking some peppermint hot chocolate and dreaming of sugar plums— reading this month's issue of Hendersonville Lifestyle, of course. Thanks for joining us!

The holiday season is one perfect for community. Whether you're shopping locally for holiday presents, getting into the giving spirit by volunteering around town or donating to children and families less fortunate, it's the most wonderful time of the year to get involved in Hendersonville holiday happenings.  As you flip through these pages, pay close attention to the spirit behind the articles and don't forget the real purpose of this season—to celebrate those around us, to be thankful for what we have and to give back to those in need. 

Tori Perry | Tori.Perry@LifestylePubs.com CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

Dr. Daniel Ramirez, Dr. Kristina Nelson, Holly Cowan, Jackie Mewbourne, Linda Dohse, Lynn Bowles, CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS

Dr. Kristina Nelson, Jackie Mewbourne, Rick Murray, William Combes

CORPORATE TEAM | Steven Schowengerdt

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

CHIEF SALES OFFICER

Happy holidays, Hendersonville. We'll see you next year!

| Matthew Perry

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER DIRECTOR OF MARKETING ART DIRECTOR

ADVERTISING MANAGER

| Janeane Thompson

| Nicolette Martin, Cyndi King, Jessica Sharky, Dana Rudolph

DESIGN SPECIALIST

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EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

Correction: In the November issue of Hendersonville Lifestyle, the feature story “New Community Brings New Life To Small-Town Living” incorrectly spelled two of the Durham Farms’ builder’s names. The correct names are David Weekley Homes and Lennar. We regret the error.

| Nicole Sylvester

| Cyndi Harrington, Chelsi Hornbaker, Megan Seymour, Chad Jensen

LAYOUT DESIGNERS

Tori Perry, Editorial Coordinator

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| Sara Minor

EDITORIAL DIRECTOR

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ON THE COVER This Christmas tree is at the entrance of the

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Hendersonville Arts Council at Historic Monthaven.  The tree was completed in conjunction with Christmas Tree Elegance & Auction where 5 trees will be decorated by local and nationally known designers, judged and then put in a silent Auction. PHOTOGRAPHY BY RICK MURRAY 4

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December 2016

Departments

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Good Times

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Around Town

16

Giving Back

24 DIY 26

Culinary Creations

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Sold Properties

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Inspired By

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Lifestyle Calendar

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Parting Thoughts

16 From Hendersonville to Haiti

Louw brings help and hope with KORE Foundation.

20 Holiday Gift Guide

Gift guide for all.

26 Cheers to the Holidays

Recipes for the holidays.

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Getting Smart About

Karlie Kee Coldwell Banker Lakeside Realtors Broker-Owner 615.824.5920

I’m Dreaming of a Smart Christmas Smart homes are all the buzz in the real estate world. Millennials are embracing this technology and are looking to buy smart homes. But the thought of adapting an existing home can be intimidating. The holiday season might be a good time to “dip your toe in” so to speak. Look for lighting systems which connect directly to Wi-Fi and are controlled by an app. Philips has the Hue Lightstrip Plus or look for Lumenplay. Both control color and more with an app on your phone or other smart device. Want to delve in more? Consider Alexa to control music, lights and temperature through apps or a smart home hub. Above all, when considering any smart device, make sure you know how to keep your home cyber secure. Then enjoy and have fun. We offer a Smart Home package to our clients with exclusive pricing. For a limited time, we are offering this package to any of our friends and neighbors for seasonal gift giving. Call or email us today. cblsmarthome@gmail.com

Smart Home Staging Kit

Smart Homes Meet Alexa!

Have you met Alexa? She is a voice activated cloud service that lives inside the Amazon Echo. Through Alexa, the Echo, Dot and Tap can control everything from music, lights and temperature in your smart home – all without you having to move off the couch. She’s completely controlled by voice and does exactly what you’ve asked. The devices fit right in to your home and require no wires or installation. With just an internet connection, Alexa can be customized to work with a number of apps and is compatible many with smart home apps that control components of your home such as Phillips Hue, WeMo and Samsung SmartThings.

Alexa’s best characteristic is that she’s a quick learner! The technology is very intuitive – Alexa learns new skills at an impressive pace. The Amazon skills platform is now open to all sorts of companies, meaning that soon Alexa will be able to do even more. A skill could be anything from requesting an Uber to ordering a pizza or changing the color of the lighting in your room, all without you lifting a finger – all you need to do is ask Alexa!

Contact Jeff Dobbins, Realtor® about buying or selling a home. 615.430.9466 jdobbins@realtracs.com

It’s Smart to be Cyber Secure Smart Home features are convenient, and can enhance how you live. But before jumping in, make sure your devices are cyber secure. Recent headlines are a reminder that as homeowners, we need to be diligent with not just physical security, but cyber security as well. Rebecca Pendergrast, Realtor® with Coldwell Banker Lakeside Realtors, says homeowners should immediately change the default username and password on any new device. “Choose a user name and password that isn’t known and which does not identify your family or brand/model of device.” This can reduce the threat of being maliciously targeted by hackers. She also recommends keeping software up to date, which may address known security issues. “But be sure to download

from the manufacturer’s official site only and review any requested permissions.” Taking smart precautions when setting up your Smart Home can keep you and your home cyber safe. Contact Rebecca and Dee Ann for more information about creating or finding the perfect Smart Home.

Dee Ann Couche and Rebecca Pendergrast REALTORS® 615.498.0897 Dee Ann Couche deeann.couche@coldwellbanker.com 615.973.9291 Rebecca Pendergrast beccap@coldwellbanker.com

615.824.5920 office

530 West Main Street Hendersonville, TN 37075 www.coldwellbankerlakeside.com © 2016 Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. All Rights Reserved. Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC fully supports the principles of the Fair Housing Act and the Equal Opportunity Act. Each office is Independently Owned and Operated. Coldwell Banker and the Coldwell Banker Logo are registered service marks owned by Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC.


Good Times

Garland and Glitter Event

Newcomers and Community Club of Sumner County presented the event at Bluegrass Yacht and Country Club. It was an evening of fashion and fun with fashions by Dillard’s. The event included shopping, dinner and live entertainment by musical artist Chris Golden. Proceeds benefited Gallatin Shalom Zone.  

Anthony Holt Sumner County Executive Towana Bowles Lelan Statom Lynda Evjen

Noreen Gibbens & husband

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New Comers President Cheryl Sherwood & husband Lelan, Yolanda, Taylor Statom Gallatin Mayor Paige Brown

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Musical Artist Chris Golden Holly Thompson Coanchors WSMV Channel 4


May this Christmas season be filled with love, joy, peace and prosperity 2898 Long Hollow Pike Hendersonville, TN 37075 Cindy Sample

Enjoy over 7½ acres of beautiful countryside ® with this REALTOR 3 bedroom, 2 bath home. Relax in a window seat in the upstairs bedrooms 615.479.6114 overlooking the property. Property features Judy Wood split rail fencing and 8 stall barn with office www.cindysamplerealestate.com REALTOR® livingnext area. MLS #1766845 615.593.0677 What’sand your move

W ishing you the

Faith Hope & Love Christmas

gift of the blessing of the peace of His at and always.

“With Me It’s Not Just Business…It’s Personal” Cindy Williams, REALTOR® • 615.390.1741 cindy.williams@coldwellbanker.com www.cindywilliamshomes.com

Grateful Joyful Thankful A heart-felt thank you to residents of Hendersonville and Middle Tennessee for allowing me to serve them over the years. It is an honor and a pleasure to work with such wonderful families. Happy Holidays!

Lisa Swint, REALTOR® 615.391.1060 • swintl@realtracs.com

Legacy | innovation | connection 615.824.5920 office

530 West Main Street Hendersonville, tn 37075 www.coldwellbankerlakeside.com © 2016 Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. All Rights Reserved. Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC fully supports the principles of the Fair Housing Act and the Equal Opportunity Act. Each office is Independently Owned and Operated. Coldwell Banker and the Coldwell Banker Logo are registered service marks owned by Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC.


Good Times

Hendersonville Lifestyle Launch Party

On October 13th guest gathered at The Chop House in Hendersonville for the Hendersonville Lifestyle launch party.  Guest enjoyed great food and drinks provided by The Chop House, along with a special ribbon cutting from the Hendersonville Area Chamber of Commerce to mark the event. Guest included advertising partners, readers, friends and family. 

UT Great Tony White & Guest

Towana Bowles Alderman Don Ames

Towana & Lynn Bowles, Mayor Foster

The Chop House GM Josh Woodham

Glen & Karen Mitchell

Claudia Russell, Robert Churchwell, and Lynn Bowles

Lynn Bowles & Lesley Sinks

Lynn Bowles & Lifestyle Photographer Rick Murray

Lynn & Lifestyle writer Holly Cowan

Lynn Bowles, Jeff & Kathleen Hawkins

Hendersonville Publisher Lynn Bowles & Debby Mabry Hendersonville Lifestyle Publisher Lynn Bowles and Wife Towana

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Good Times

Durham Farms

Follow-up to the November Issue on Durham Farms is the ribbon cutting to open the subdivision. On October 6th the first family moved into their Durham Farms home. Tim, and Leslie Wilkie along with their son and two daughters now call Durham Farms home.  

Craig Neal - David Weekley Homes, Tim Randolph - David Weekley Homes, Leslie Wilkie, Tim Wilkie. and family

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Adventures are about to be shared Now Selling

Featuring Celebration Homes, Drees Homes, Lennar and David Weekley Homes. Durham Farms captures the best of small-town living, where neighbors are connected and the community is centered around healthy living. Advantages include:

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• Amenities for healthy lifestyles - Trail system for walking, running, biking - Neighborhood parks and playgrounds - Large fitness center - Resort-style pool • Expansive clubhouse with Wi-Fi café • Large open spaces including a Village Green • Year-round schedule of community events • Minutes from Old Hickory Lake • Top-performing Hendersonville schools

Materials are protected by copyright, trademark, and other intellectual property laws. All rights in these materials are reserved. All products and company names marked as trademarked (™) or registered (®) are trademarks of their respective holders. Copying, reproduction and distribution of materials without prior written consent of Freehold Communities is strictly prohibited. All information, plans, and pricing are subject to change without notice. This information does not represent a specific offer of sale or solicitation to purchase property within Durham Farms. Models do not reflect racial preference.


Around Town

AROUND TOWN

ROCK CASTLE STATE HISTORIC SITE’S 2016 GALA

203A in Hendersonville, and 336 Sumner Hall Drive in Gallatin. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call TriStar MedLine® at 615.342.1919. 

ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGES HAPPENING AT VOLUNTEER STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE Volunteer State Community College is implementing environmental changes one

Rock Castle State Historic Site’s 2016 gala was held on October

at a time. Solar panels connected to the

24th, 2016. It was a successful event for the historic landmark with

Wood Campus Center are the most recent

more than 140 guests in attendance. The 1920’s themed gala, Puttin’

addition. The Vol State Sustainability

On The Ritz as it was called, featured a variety of drinks, served dinner,

Committee led this great effort. The

had a live band, and put on a silent auction for everyone to enjoy. It

request for additional hydration systems

is the site’s largest yearly fundraiser. The funds raised go toward pre-

was approved for other campuses and for Gallatin campus buildings

serving the historic site as well as providing educational tools to the

that don't have one yet. This encourages the use of refillable water

city, county, and state. Funds raised also support the public program-

bottles, which hopefully will make a positive impact on the amount of

ming goals for the site as a cultural community center. Funds are nec-

plastic water bottles being used. It is estimated that 40 million plas-

essary to keep the Rock Castle State Historic Site a great attraction

tic water bottles are added to landfills every day. LED lighting was

to visitors from all over. If you would like more information about Rock

added in the Fox building on the Gallatin campus and Springfield, at

Castle State Historic Site, please contact Jennifer Flanagan, CEO at

the Highland Crest campus. Another great part of this project is the

615.824.0502 or email at Jennifer.Flanagan@HistoricRockCastle.com.

addition of vehicle charging stations near the Thigpen Library. There are now two power cords available for recharging electric cars. In the future, the committee also hopes to add solar umbrellas that would allow students to charge their phones and laptops while outside. 

 

NEW PODIATRIST JOINS THE TRISTAR HENDERSONVILLE TEAM Elizabeth Wakefield, DPM, podiatrist, has joined the team at TriStar Hendersonville Medical Center. She attended Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine in Kent, OH where she received her medical degree. She went on to receive her podiatric and surgical residency from Grant Medical Center in Columbus, OH. Regina Bartlett, chief executive officer at TriStar Hendersonville, said they are very excited to have Dr. Wakefield join their team, and her experience in diabetic foot and reconstructive rearfoot and ankle surgery will be a great addition. Dr. Wakefield is now accepting new patients at Nashville Podiatry, located at 353 New Shackle Island Road, Suite 14

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Giving Back

From Hendersonville TO

LOUW BRINGS HELP AND HOPE WITH KORE FOUNDATION ARTICLE HOLLY COWAN | PHOTOGRAPHY PROVIDED

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Photography by: William Combes

Louw says, “I was always so intrigued by the sustainable approach; that KORE would not have to rely on outside funding forever. As farmers pay back loans, the money is reinvested to start new farmers.”

A

bout five years ago local resident Katherine Louw found herself at a crossroads. She had always been an active volunteer and, in fact, had previously worked in fundraising for eight years with Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt. Yet, she still felt as though she was seeking a greater purpose, “All the volunteer work I’d been doing was great but it left me feeling spread thin, not really fulfilled. I was just saying yes anytime I was asked.”  When a new neighbor moved two doors down; Louw couldn’t have imagined how life was about to change. That neighbor was Jennifer Bratton Farber, the daughter of Dr. Dennis Bratton, founder of KORE Foundation.  Bratton Faber began asking her to join their cause but Louw says, “At that time Haiti and chicken farming were the farthest things from my mind.” Chicken farming is exactly how KORE provides sustainable solutions to the extreme poverty in Haiti. KORE was founded in 2010 after Dr. Bratton, a former pastor, reflected on the missions he had supported over the years. He found the same problems continued year after year and set out to do something that targeted the source rather than treating the symptoms. Having worked in Haiti and understanding the challenges, it seemed like an ideal place to start. KORE helps Haitians become chicken farmers through loans which include a coop, 400 chicks and chicken food. Extension agents also provide training and teach business and stewardship principles. In as little as six weeks the farmers can sell their fully grown chickens in the marketplace, creating an CONTINUED > income for themselves.

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Giving Back

(CON TI N U ED)

Louw says, “I was always so intrigued by the sustainable approach; that KORE would not have to rely on outside funding forever. As farmers pay back loans, the money is reinvested to start new farmers.” To determine who becomes a farmer, KORE identifies the poorest of the poor in the two regions in which they currently work. They partner with groups that know the communities and interview people who’ve been recommended to determine those with strong work ethic and integrity and the best sites for a coop.  “About 50 percent of Haitians live on $1 day or less. It’s not that they don’t want to work. It’s that there is so little economy, so little opportunity and just no resources, they can’t be industrious,” states Louw. As for Louw herself, after her neighbor “kept knocking on my door” she began to feel this might just be the purpose she sought. “So I went to Haiti and I fell in love with it. Instant compassion for the people there; but also so much hope with what was happening on the ground.” Now director of development for KORE, Louw shares that they currently have 185 farmers in 11 different villages. Their most successful farmer is Magalie. The mother of five children, she used to come to one of the campuses in which KORE works weekly to beg for food because she had no way to make an income. KORE made her a chicken farmer three years ago and Louw explains that now, “When

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you meet her she just beams with pride. She has so much dignity because she is able to pay to send her kids to school and to buy them food.” She goes on to say, “She’s such an entrepreneur. She has even taken some of her income to start a fish business too.” The numbers also speak volumes. Louw states that 110 million pounds of poultry is imported to Haiti every year, with about 40 million pounds produced domestically. KORE farmers are collectively raising 10 to 15 million pounds of that 40 million making them one of the largest chicken producers in the country. But there is tremendous opportunity for growth. KORE’s mission also extends beyond their farmers to health and nutritional needs. They buy chicken from their newest farmers to feed over 2,500 school kids and orphans each week, through their 6.25 Project. It’s aptly named because it costs just $6.25 to feed a Haitian child chicken for an entire month. Louw shares that these kids lack the animal protein they need in their diet to help with cognitive and physical development. “Most of these kids live on a meal of rice and beans a day.” Louw continues, “Generations of people in Haiti have been malnourished from birth and their brains have not developed properly because of that. We feel if we can nourish these kids, help them develop fully, then they will be more equipped to fend for themselves.”

You might say Louw has started her movement locally. “People want to be involved in something greater than them, something that matters and is changing lives,” says Louw. She continues, “KORE’s sustainable aspect is attractive because you don’t want to just give clothes or food and have nothing to show for it. There’s a time for that with the hurricane and other relief efforts; it’s much needed. But there is a time when relief has to turn into development and long-term thinking.” The message is resonating as numerous local groups from church groups and friends to youth groups and students are heading to Haiti to help with construction projects and in the orphanages and schools in which KORE partners. Money is always needed as well. Whether it’s for the 6.25 Program, to buy supplies or for hurricane relief, KORE believes in purchasing as much as they can in Haiti to support the local economy.  For Louw, one of the greatest successes is showing doubters of KORE’s sustainable approach “that it really can be done, that these people are eager to work and take so much pride in it. It’s amazing.” Through KORE Louw has clearly found her purpose and it’s one that may very well speak to us all. To learn more about KORE and how you can help, KoreFoundation.org.


the

ARTICLE JACKIE MEWBOURNE

It’s hard to believe that Christmas is just around the corner.  For all you organized, ahead-of-the-game shoppers that have finished your Christmas lists - BRAVO!!  For the rest of us procrastinators, welcome to the last minute guide to holiday shopping.   Finding the perfect gifts for your loved ones can be challenging and timeconsuming.  Considering we all need a few extra hours each day just to get through life, I’ve compiled a list of gift ideas that are available from local and online retailers in hopes of making your holiday shopping just a smidge easier. 

For Her

Women love jewelry, but especially jewels that have a special meaning.  The Giving Keys are inspirational messages that give hope with one word.  Buying one of these necklaces empowers those that are transitioning out of homelessSouthern ladies are all about the monograms so

ness with a “Pay it

why not personalize her outerwear with a pop of

Forward” message. 

color for those rainy days.  On-site monogramming

$38-$42 available at

is available in any color for an additional fee.  $56.99

The Red Tulip. 

for the raincoat available at Initial This. 

Pottery is a decorative yet functional way to showcase your favorite dish.  Etta B Pottery is handmade out of Mississippi using unique colors and textures.  All pieces are dishwasher, microwave and oven safe!  Prices vary and available at Initial This. 

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The Bar10tender by

For Him

Quench is a 10 piece bar accessory that is the perfect tool for whipping up some signature drinks.  $30 available at the Red Tulip. 

Complete your YETI collection with a 36 oz stainless steel Rambler. It’s a great companion for tailgating, camping or lakeside with your favorite drink.  $49.99 available at Binks Outfitters. 

Update his wardrobe with classic button downs from Southern Marsh.  Their line of clothing offers timeless plaids using only the best materials.  $75.00 available at Binks Outfitters. 

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GIFT GUIDE (CON TI N UED)

Personalize their own water bottles with a Swell

Send the kids off to the grandparents

bottle.  The brand was launched with the mission

for the night with the Kavu rope bag. 

to not only eliminate plastic water bottles but

Available in a variety of colors and

also give back to those in need.  Choose from

prints, they are sure to

a plethora of colors and prints and monogram

get noticed with lots of attention.  Prices

them at Initial This. Prices vary by size. 

vary available at

For Kids

Binks Outfitters.

Let’s take our kids back in time with film and actual handheld photos.  The Fujifilm Instant Camera comes in an assortment of colors for boys or girls and is a cute way of capturing their childhood memories.  $69.99 available at Target. 

For Teachers

These special souls spend almost as much time with our children as we do! Take your favorite teacher to dinner with a gift card from some of our best local restaurants.  Hendersonville offers great options like Carrabba’s, Casa Vieja, Chili’s, Sam’s, Brixx and much more. 

If you have lots of teachers to buy gifts for and are on a budget, Nothing Bundt Cakes are the most delicious gifts to buy.  Available in assorted flavors, it will be hard to pick one (red velvet is my favorite)!  The best part is their friendly staff will wrap it up in the most adorable packaging that is ready to deliver the moment you walk out the door.  Prices start at $3.99 for bundlet minis. 22

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Fill up one of these adorable “catch all bags” with their favorite goodies.  $8.99 available at The Red Tulip


For the tech savvy family looking for a gadget, Drones are fun for the whole family.  Take a long distance family selfie and post it on Facebook, create video memories of a birthday party or spy on the neighbors (only kidding).  Prices and styles vary and are available at Vivid Aerial 615.299.0371

For Families

Get comfortable in an ENO Lounger.  It’s perfect for enjoying the outdoors on your

For wherever life

deck or patio and

takes you, the YETI

something the whole

zip around Hopper is

family can enjoy

easy to get into and keeps your beverages cool for up to 12 days.  $279.99 available at

(or fight over)!  $119.00 available at Binks

Binks Outfitters 

Outfitters.

A gift you will be grateful for when you discover cat hair on your pants right before

Stocking Stuffers

that important meeting with a client.  The retractable lint roller comes in a rainbow of colors for anyone in the house.  $8.99 available at Initial This. 

Candles are great gifts that people don’t like to buy themselves.  Ella B makes a “Nashville” candle that is hand-poured from pure soy and burns for up to 60 hours.  $26.99 available at the Trendy Trunk.

Cold weather accessories are gifts that keep on giving.  Winter temps are slowly approaching so warm her up with a colorful plaid blanket scarf.  $44.50 available at Loft.

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DIY

Old Fashioned Christmas Tree

ORNAMENTS ARTICLE AND PHOTOGRAPHY DR. KRISTINA NELSON

To make these old-fashioned type ornaments, you will need the following supplies: • An old-style light bulb ornament • White or silver glitter • Mini bottle brush trees • Small twine that is preferably red and white striped • Hot glue gun

Step 1: Check to make sure you like the color of your brush trees. Some people like to change the green coloring to lighten it, or totally recolor it. You can use bleach to accomplish this. Make sure you rinse and dry your trees. Once you have done that, make sure they fit into your bulbs.

Step 2: Add a few pinches of silver or white glitter.

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Culinary Creations

Cheers

To The Holidays!

The holidays are right around the corner – and along with this joyful time of year comes the fun of creative entertaining with great snacks and festive drinks. Here are just a few of our favorite holiday recipes that we want to share with you, our valued readers. Enjoy – and bon appetit!

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ARTICLE LINDA DOHSE


s k n i r D Holiday

Sparkling Cranberry Lime Cocktail

Rudolph-Tini

Mini Mushroom and Goat Cheese Tarts

1-ounce vodka (about 2 tablespoons)

2 fluid ounces vodka

½ sheet puff pastry 

Handful fresh cranberries (or thaw frozen)

1 fluid ounce hazelnut liquor, such

2 cloves garlic, crushed

Lime slices

as Frangelico

3 tablespoons butter 

Ice

1 fluid ounce coconut-flavored rum

½ cup crumbled goat cheese

1/4 cup 100% pure unsweetened cranberry

1 fluid ounce half-and-half cream

¼ pound mushrooms, sliced 

juice

2 (4-inch) cinnamon sticks

4 teaspoons finely chopped fresh parsley

1 cup club soda

1 maraschino cherry

Mix all ingredients together

Agave nectar or any liquid sweetener, to

Directions

Directions

taste (About 1/2 teaspoon agave)

Pour the vodka, hazelnut liqueur, rum and

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly

Directions

half-and-half into a cocktail shaker over ice.

grease a baking tray. 

1. Add the vodka into a 16-ounce tall glass.

Cover and shake until the outside of the

2. Lay puff pastry out on a lightly floured sur-

Then add a handful of cranberries and a

shaker has frosted. Strain into a chilled mar-

face and cut into 8 squares. Prick the squares

couple of lime slices.  Add the ice on top.

tini glass; garnish with the cinnamon sticks

in several places with a fork. Place the puff

2. Pour in the cranberry juice followed by the

to look like antlers, and the cherry on the rim

pastry squares on the prepared baking sheet. 

club soda.

to look like a nose.

3. Add a squeeze of lime juice (if desired) and agave to taste. Stir to combine. 4. Enjoy immediately! Tips: For a mocktail, simply omit the vodka and add a couple extra tablespoons of cranberry juice. 

s r e z i t e p Ap

3. Bake the puff pastry squares for 7 minutes. Remove tray from oven and flatten the squares using the backside of a spatula. Return puff pastry to the oven and bake until golden brown, 5 to 8 minutes. Remove from oven. 4. Meanwhile, melt butter in a skillet over

Holiday Hot Spinach Dip

high heat. Cook and stir the mushrooms

1 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped spin-

and garlic in the butter until mushrooms are

ach, thawed and drained

tender, 5 to 7 minutes. Remove from heat.

½ cup red bell pepper diced

5. Top the baked puff pastry squares

1 tablespoon minced garlic

evenly

1 (6.5 ounce) jar artichoke hearts, drained

Crumble goat cheese over mushrooms

and mashed

and sprinkle with parsley.

with

the

mushroom

mixture.

½ cup sour cream ½ cup grated parmesan cheese Salt and ground pepper to taste Candy Cane Cocoa

¼ cup heavy cream

4 cups milk 

Mix all ingredients together

I cup whipped cream

Directions

3 (1 ounce) squares semisweet

1. Preheat oven to

chocolate, chopped 

350 degrees F.

4 small peppermint candy canes

2. Mix together spinach, bell

4 peppermint candy canes, crushed

pepper, garlic, artichokes, sour

Add all ingredients

cream and parmesan cheese.

Directions

Season with salt and pepper.

In a saucepan, heat milk until hot but not

The mixture will be thick; add

boiling. Whisk the chocolate and crushed

cream to thin to dip consistency.

peppermint

Spoon into 1-quart baking dish. 

candies

until

melted

and

smooth. Pour hot chocolate into four mugs

3. Bake for 20 minutes or

and garnish with whipped cream. Serve each

until bubbly. Serve with your

with a candy cane stirring stick.

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t i a w A s e l i m S ce Inspired By

la P l a c i g a M 's y r at Ma ARTICLE HOLLY COWAN

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here is nothing more special than the smile of a child. But the smile of Mary McAuley was absolutely magical. Daughter of

Rachel and Tommy McAuley, Mary passed away at the age of 14 due to complications from cerebral palsy.  Carol Ernst, family, friend and neighbor, says “Many aren’t around children like Mary. But you were drawn to her because of that big, beautiful smile. You couldn’t look away, it was captivating. That’s where the magic comes from in this playground idea.” Mary’s Magical Place will be an all-inclusive playground designed around, but not limited to, children with special needs. It’s a place where ALL children and adults can come and play. Mary’s family saw to it that she lived her short life fully. Their

McAuley Family

One year later they are a project of the Hendersonville Rotary Foundation, and the

family motto was “where we go, she goes.” She did indeed. Mary went

city has designated land beside the inline hockey

camping with a feeding pole and machine. She swam, biked and ran

rinks at Veterans Park. They’ve also narrowed it down to three play-

with special equipment. They rented an RV for vacations because

ground designs and have raised over $100,000 of their $500,000 goal. 

Mary couldn’t fly. But the one thing she was unable to do was to have the simple joy of playing on a playground.

While there are other accessible playgrounds in Middle Tennessee, Mary’s Magical Place will truly be unique to the area. “Others have

At 38½ weeks a placental abruption left Mary’s brain without

some degree of equipment, but our goal is to have three pieces that

oxygen for over two minutes. Rachel McAuley states, “Every second

you don’t have to leave your chair for, and a main play structure with

without oxygen, every minute, took a motor skill from our daughter.”

ramps all the way through so the child can explore it all,” says Ernst.

Later diagnosed with cerebral palsy and epilepsy, Mary had a feed-

They met with parents, a nurse from Sumner Country Schools and

ing tube, became wheelchair bound, was non-verbal and developed

an aide that works with the CDC program to find out exactly what

scoliosis.  “The one motor skill not damaged was her smile,” says

might be needed for all special needs kids.

Rachel McAuley.

Ernst notes, “We discovered that children with cochlear implants

The day Mary died Ernst shares, “I remember walking across the

are sensitive to static electricity, so we chose a turf that does not have

backyard wondering what you say to someone who’s lost a child. As

static.” Other features include a sign language board, braille board

I visited, Tommy found a photo of our kids on the playset behind my

and other activity panels as well as a play surface that’s a mix of turf

house. But Mary wasn’t in it.” She continues, “I thought, wouldn’t it be

and solid surfacing for ease of mobility.

great if Hendersonville had something for handicapped kids.” 

While the design is for kids with any disability, it will also be fun for

The idea would not leave her mind. So Ernst did research, shared

able-bodied children. “What some forget is that these kids have siblings.

the idea with Rachel McAuley and set out to make it happen with

Mary’s brothers would have loved to play where she could play,” says Ernst.

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The need is certainly there, Ernst shares that according to the Board of Education there are 4,000 children with disabilities in Sumner


County and 10,000 children with disabilities in Davidson County. Ernst and team haven’t forgotten about disabled adults either. She states, “We understand the difficulties of navigating most playgrounds; even accessible ones likely have mulch. I can only imagine not being able to take your child or grandchild to play. It would be so hard.”  For Ernst personally, “I have been involved with many fundraising projects but don’t think there’s ever been one that I’ve been more passionate about. And people are so moved by Mary’s story.” Fundraising began this past March with donations coming from individuals, large and small organizations, local events and even children who’ve done lemonade stands to help. The money will continue to be raised towards the $500,000 goal through next August with plans to break ground in late fall or early winter of 2017. Ernst believes, “Mary’s Magical Place will be a destination for Hendersonville. When people realize this is here, they will come to play, eat lunch and spend their tax dollars even if it’s a bit of a drive. It may even draw people to move here because there’s nothing else like it around.” The playground will also create awareness. “These kids won’t be invisible anymore; you’ll be able to play next to them and get to know them.” Ernst continues, “And with the location right behind the ‘Welcome to Hendersonville’ sign, what better way to show what this community is about.” Ernst says, “I can’t wait to see that first child swing.” And I’m sure the rest of Hendersonville can’t either. Callout One To donate, visit MarysMagicalPlace.org Callout Two Estimated Costs Equipment - $225,000 Solid Surfacing/Turf - $150,000 Pavilion - $25,000 Site Prep - $8,000 Installation - $60,000 Concrete Walkways - $14,000 Fencing - $14,000 Donor Wall - $4,000 Total - $500,000 December 2016 | Hendersonville Lifestyle

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December Lifestyle Calendar

DECEMBER 1

DECEMBER 18

PLAID TIDINGS

LOCK 4 - 6 MILER RUN

HENDERSONVILLE

LOCK 4 PARK

Plaid Tidings is a new show! Filled with Christmas standards that

A great trail run that is perfect for runners of all levels. This race pro-

have all been “Plaid-ercized,” our boys are back to do their Christ-

vides beautiful views of the Cumberland River and is located in Gall-

mas Special. This show is located at the Hendersonville Performing

atin, Tennessee.

Arts Company in the City Square Shopping Center. For specific show times and ticket prices please visit HPATCN.com or call 615.826.6037.

DECEMBER 2

DECEMBER 31 NEW YEAR'S EVE BASH REV•EL•RY

VOL STATE CHRISTMAS CONCERT

Bring in the new year as you dance the night away to awesome live

WEMYSS AUDITORIUM, CAUDILL HALL, VOL STATE

bands at the New Year’s Eve Bash at Rev•el•ry in Hendersonville!

Enjoy Christmas music performed by the Vol State Music Department and celebrate the release of their album! Another performance December 3. 

DECEMBER 3 LUNCH WITH SANTA HENDERSONVILLE Visit with Santa at Witten Elementary while enjoying pizza, a drink, and receive a small gift. Be sure to register by 4:00pm on Friday, December 2nd. For pricing and more information visit HendersonvilleParks.org.

DECEMBER 3 PORTLAND CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL & PARADE - ROCKIN' AROUND THE CHRISTMAS TREE MAIN STREET PORTLAND Portland celebrates the holiday season with its annual Christmas Festival and Parade followed by the lighting of the city’s Christmas tree!

DECEMBER 10 GALLATIN'S OLD-FASHIONED CHRISTMAS PARADE GALLATIN'S HISTORIC DOWNTOWN SQUARE Gallatin’s Old-Fashioned Christmas Parade provides music, entertainment, and merriment that creates great holiday memories for the entire family!

DECEMBER 10 HOLIDAYFEST 10TH ANNUAL ST. NICHOLAS BALL BLUEGRASS YACHT AND COUNTRY CLUB This annual ball in Hendersonville, which includes dining, dancing, and merry-making, also supports the Make-a-Wish Foundation!

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FASHION & ACCESSORIES

Binks Outfitters Hendersonville (615) 822-1313  

COMMUNITY EVENTS HEALTH & WELLNESS Salt MedSpa & ORGANIZATIONS Hendersonville Chamber Of Commerce (615) 824-2818 hendersonvillechamber.com  ENTERTAINMENT

& RECREATION

Holder Family Fun Center (615) 590-4386 holderfamilyfun.com  

(615) 824-7258 saltmedspa.com/hendersonville

 HOME BUILDERS & REMODELERS Durham Farms / Locomotion Creative (615) 327-4647  

HOME SERVICES

Closets by Design Nashville (615) 261-8700 nashville.closetsbydesign.com  

MEDICAL CLINICS & FACILITIES

Urology Associates, P.C. (615) 822-9336 urologynashville.com   Middle Tennessee Audiology (615) 447-5660 middletennesseeaudiology.com  

OTHER

Austin & Bell Funeral and Cremation Service (615) 822-4442 austinandbell.com Holidayfest of Sumner CTY (615) 517-5714 holidayfesttn.org  

REAL ESTATE

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Parting Thoughts

childhood holiday I grew up in El Paso, Texas.  My parents are both from Mexico.  My le.  Whether it was memories are filled with the aroma of fresh tamales and hot pozo s be accompanied Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner, our turkey centerpiece would alway yard.  The most by Mexican rice and charro beans, with luminarias burning in our front placed on the true important memory for me though was the focus my parents always meaning of the holidays, family and scripture.  Middle Tennessee, Now that I have married a girl from Alabama, and made my home in still staples of our we still hold on to some of my old traditions.  Tamales and pozole are of tomato gravy.  holidays, but now we’re serving them with chicken and dumplings and a side We have started We spend time with family watching Alabama college football games.  er of gifts were combining our gift giving with my in-laws. We draw names to limit the numb on the importance are giving and receiving, except for the kids.  This concept helps up focus for everyone. of the holidays and gets rid of the extra stress of having to buy gifts ing and enterIt is easy to get carried away with regards to all the buying, cooking, clean ourselves grounded taining we end up doing, but there are a few things we try to do to keep morning has become during this time of year.  Taking time for ourselves, especially early in the thing as simple as a routine part of our days.  This includes exercising, meditating, or some and clear our minds.  walking the dog. Taking time for ourselves helps us organize our thoughts try to eat and drink It is also easy to get carried away with eating and drinking, so we always grounded during the what we like but do so in moderation.  In the end, the best way to stay busy holiday season is to get back to the basics, to focus on family and the true meaning of the holidays Dr. Daniel Ramirez, treats all urological conditions and recently joined Urology Associates, P.C. with offices in Hendersonville and Gallatin.  Visit UrologyNashville.com for more information.

Dr. Ramirez and wife Casie Ramirez, along with daught

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