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One of my goals for 2014 (or something I’m trying to ‘get right’) is to slow down. I’d like to change how hurried I am—to stop and smell the roses (…or at least notice the roses rather than pass by unaware they even exist!), which means changing the way I treat technology. Or rather, putting technology and my inbox on hold while in the middle of conversations with people. (When did taking a couple of hours to respond to a text or email become so taboo anyways?). If all the information I’ve seen circling the web lately about ‘disconnecting’ is an indicator, I bet many of you have similar goals for this year. Besides, an uninterrupted and unplugged afternoon to enjoy a little shopping, or a nice visit over lunch with a friend, is a relaxing way to spend some time at Lincoln Center. We are thrilled to share so of our many changes that are coming up in 2014. Six new locally owned and operated businesses will open this spring. More about these great additions on page 14. We’ve also got some great events and promotions in store! Brides-to-be won’t want to miss the 4th Annual Strolling Bridal Faire on Saturday, February 22nd (I can’t believe it’s the 4th annual!). Attendees will enjoy talking with reputable wedding vendors and strolling through the Center in search of everything needed to make their big day worry-free. The event is truly a blast, not only for brides and grooms but also for the family and friends they bring along! Anyone planning a wedding will not want to miss the chance to win thousands of dollars in prizes, including a wedding gown from Bliss Bridal Salon and an engagement ring from Gary J. Long Jewelers! There are also some great changes within many of our stores. Podesto’s new indoor seating area is serving as a warm place to enjoy a sandwich from their deli. They’ve increased their online presence with the launch of their new website ( and weekly email (sign up to receive their weekly specials!). I’ve also noticed more in the way of organic produce. Tommy Bahama, a popular brand, is now available at three different shops in the Center. Remedy is carrying the men’s line; Theadora is offering the women’s clothing; and Gary Long is selling Tommy Bahama watches. Best Wishes is carrying more kitchenware than ever before, too! The selection of cookware, gadgets, utensils and bakeware is fantastic! With all these new things in the Center, I better get out and shop! Hope to see you out here, too! And whatever changes you’re working on for 2014, I wish you luck!

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MerchantNEWS Ladies Night Stop by Remedy on Monday, February 3rd, 4:30 - 7:30 pm, for fun vendors, light refreshments, and amazing door prizes. Bring your girlfriends and support local women in business.

Wine Tasting at Fine Wines Visit Fine Wines of Stockton at 6:00 pm on Thursdays for tastings. February 6th: Wines from South Africa. $15 South Africa has been making wine for 300 years. Isn’t it about time you tasted some of their great products? February 13th: Wines for Valentine’s Day. $10 We have some great ideas for your celebration. February 20th: Wines from Sicily. $10 Great wines come from Sicily these days, many of them from native grapes. February 27th: Cabernet from South Australia. $15 Although famous for Shiraz, they make some great Cabernet!

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Once again Best Wishes was voted first place in “The Record’s Best of San Joaquin” in invitations and announcements, and also received “The Distinguished Dealer Award” from Carlson Craft for “outstanding sales achievement and service to their customers” for the 5th year in a row! “A true honor,” says Julie Van Noate, owner of Best Wishes. “We strive to make invitation shopping and ordering a fun experience. It can be overwhelming to be faced with over twenty catalogs and thousands of choices. We like to remind our brides to give themselves plenty of time to look at all we have to offer and plenty of time to place the order. The invitation truly sets the tone for your wedding and what your special day will hold for your guests,” shared Julie.


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he beautiful couple pictured on this month’s cover, Cody Diede and Janae Neuvert, were married at Wine and Roses on June 15, 2013. Although they are both originally from Lodi, they started dating while Janae was attending Long Beach State University and maintained a long distance relationship until she graduated and moved back to their hometown. Cody is a general superintendent for Diede Construction and Janae works as a nanny and optician. The couple resides in Lodi and is enjoying newlywed life.

About Janae’s gorgeous wedding gown: Janae purchased her wedding dress, bridesmaid dresses, and the dresses for the mother of the bride and mother of the groom from Bliss Bridal Salon. “The first time I went into Bliss I brought my Mom (Monica), maid of honor (Tiffany) and one of my bridesmaids (Megan). Although I was going to try on wedding gowns, my goal for that day was to find bridesmaid dresses because I knew Bliss carried the designer I was looking for. I actually had an appointment to look at gowns in San Francisco a couple of weeks later and was pretty determined to find one by a specific designer that Bliss did not carry,” explained Janae. “At the beginning of my appointment Tammie (owner of Bliss) asked me to go around the store and tell her the things I liked and disliked about some of the dresses in order for her to get a feel for the style I was looking for. I was a little nervous to do so because those that know me know that I can be pretty picky and specific about what I like! However, after looking at a few gowns I saw one on a mannequin and told her it would be exactly what I was looking for if it didn’t have all of the beading detail along the neckline. Her response to that was ‘We can have the designer make the dress however you want it!’ I immediately became excited and told her I wanted to try it on. When I came out of the dressing room my heart started racing and I had a feeling that it was the one! I tried on other gowns and really liked them, but I kept coming back to the first one. After putting the first dress on again for the second time Tammie asked me if it was the one and I said ‘Yes!’ I was not expecting to find a dress that day, but was very happy I did!” n Cover photo by Red Carpet Studios


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IP Salon and Beauty Supply owner Cha Williams approaches running her business the same way she approached playing basketball as a youth – with an emphasis on preparation, teamwork and flexibility. “You practice to be the best,” she said. For nearly a decade, it has been a game-winning plan. The full-service salon and beauty supply businesses, located in Lincoln Center South at 864 W. Benjamin Holt Drive, provide one-stop shopping for customers’ hair care needs. Both are open from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm daily. With more than 20 highly trained stylists, same-day appointments are typically available, and walk-in customers are welcome. Cha focuses on precision cutting techniques that mean clients spend less time blowdrying and stresses the importance of ongoing education to keep current with the latest products and trends. She seeks to create a salon environment that emphasizes excellence, cooperation and, most of all, satisfaction among VIP stylists. “The goal is to make people happy. They perform better,” she explained.

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At the same time, Cha encourages clients to find the best stylist for their hair care needs. “Our clients should feel free to go to any stylist here. The client should find the best fit for their style and hair,” she said. VIP stylists and staff also help clients find the best products for their hair type and condition. The shop carries many high-end brands not available at other salons, including ICON, Enjoy and White Sands, according to Cha. She is also proud to announce the store’s partnership with Moroccan Oil hair care system. Additionally, VIP carries Dermalogica and Murad skincare lines. Cha, who was born in Thailand, attended cosmetology school in Hawaii before moving to Lancaster, California and Palmdale, California, where she opened salons, since closed. In 2002, she moved to Stockton and began searching for a “comfortable” space in which to do hair.

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“The location and beauty of the Center pulled me in,” she said. Cha was undaunted by the empty storefront. “I started from scratch,” she said. “I had my own ideas anyway.” Cha’s belief system – influenced by motivational speaker Anthony Robbins – provides the foundation for her personal and professional life. “I create an environment to bring the best out of people,” she said. “Business growth will follow.” n


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Delta Harmony Xpress will hold a free Open House for female singers, ages 12 and up. Guests will participate in a rehearsal and learn more about the organization on Sunday February 9th, 6:00 – 8:30 pm at First Universalist Church. Please call (209) 466-2623 to register.


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Jump start your business in 2014! Stockton LeTip invites you to their weekly lunch networking meetings held every Tuesday at 11:30 am at Papapavlo’s. Please bring 50 business cards and be prepared to promote yourself and your business. For more information or to RSVP contact Sheree Cox at (209) 598-1906 or

The First Congregational Church of Stockton presents “Polter-Heist”, an audience participation murder mystery on February 12th, 14th, 15th and 16th. Proceeds from the dinner theater event will benefit the Growth & Missions Outreach. For more information visit www. or email

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The Ripon Memorial Library presents the Advanced Book Club for Preteens meeting the first Tuesday of each month, February 4th, March 4th, April 8th and May 6th at 4:00 pm. Each month the group will meet to discuss a popular, award-winning book. To participate, children in grades 4-7 should sign up in advance and pick up the books at the library. For more information, call (209) 937-8221 or (866) 805-7323.

Stockton Art League is proud to present Denny Ah-Tye and Ann Ranlett during the month of February. A reception is being held Thursday, February 13th for demonstration artist Ann Ranlett. A reception for the featured artist of the month, Denny Ah-Tye, will take place Saturday, February 15th. Both receptions will be held at Stockton Art League, 4:00 – 7:00 pm.

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Bring your favorite mutt to the World of Wonders Science Museum for a family friendly doggie DNA day! The first “We Heart Our Mutts” will take place Saturday, February 15th, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm. There will be dog DNA presentations, dog DNA testing, animal acupuncturist, pet adoption information, and a dog scientist costume parade and contest. For more information call (209) 368-0969.

“Keeping Your Money in Your Pocket and Not in Uncle Sam’s” is the topic for the Stockton Women’s Network luncheon on Wednesday, February 5th at 11:30 am at Stockton Golf and Country Club. Guest speaker Emily Wirowek of Wirowek Law will help you understand that planning for your future is not just for the wealthy, but for everyone! For more information or reservations, call (209) 472-0359.

St. Basil Philoptochos Crab Feed St. Basil Greek Orthodox Church Philoptochos Society (“Friends of the Poor”) is planning their 21st Annual Crab Feed Dinner for Saturday, February 8th at the Constantine and Evanthia Spanos Community Center. Tickets for this fun event are $45 and sold in advance. To purchase tickets, contact Marie Basso at (209) 477-8736. Proceeds benefit local charities.

Peabody Trio The Peabody Trio is celebrating its 26th season as part of the Stockton Friends of Chamber Music Series. The Peabody Trio is returning to Stockton on Sunday, February 9th at 2:30 pm at the Faye Spanos Concert Hall at the University of the Pacific. Tickets are $25 and available at the door. For information visit www.chambermusicfriends. com or call (209) 467-0224.

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Haggin Museum celebrates 100 Years of Stockton Rotary In conjunction with a mini-display honoring 100 years of Rotary service to the Stockton community, Frank Whitney will give a presentation about the history of Rotary at The Haggin Museum on Thursday, February 20th at 7:00 pm. Vocalist Mary Zastrow, a recipient of the Rotary Club’s music scholarship, will perform. Complementary wine and snacks will be available as part of the museum’s 1st and 3rd Thursdays series. For more information, call (209) 940-6315 or visit

St. Basil Preschool Crab Feed St. Basil Preschool’s 19th Annual Crab Feed fundraising event takes place Saturday, February 22nd at 6:00 pm at St. Basil Greek Orthodox Church. There will be a full bar, live music from Snap Jackson and the Knock on Wood Players, and many silent auction and raffle items. For more information call (209) 478-5252.

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The Lodi Branch of the AAUW (American Association of University Women) is holding their annual Bunco Party on Saturday, March 8th at Vinewood Community Church, 12:30 – 4:00 pm. This fun event features bunco, vendors, prizes, dessert and a raffle. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the door or from any AAUW member.


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Stop by The Knowlton Gallery February 25th - April 26th and enjoy “Atmospheric”. There will be nine artists exhibiting 40-45 paintings at the gallery in downtown Lodi. For more information call (209) 368-5123.

United Cerebral Palsy is holding their 5th Annual ‘Last Chance’ Crab Feed on Friday, March 14th at the Lodi Grape Festival Grounds. This fun event could quite possibly be your last chance to enjoy a crab feed this season! The social hour will begin at 6:00 pm followed by dinner, music, dancing, raffles and a silent auction. Please reserve your tickets ($45 each) by March 3rd. For more information please call (209) 956-0290.

“Around the World in 80 Minutes” Join the Stockton Chorale for an armchair trip around the musical world on February 28th at 7:30 pm at Central United Methodist Church in Stockton and March 2nd at 3:00 pm at The Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist in Lodi. Choral music representing 20 different regions will make these concerts truly an international experience that you won’t want to miss. Tickets are $20 for adults in advance, $25 at the door, and $5 for children and full-time college students. For tickets or more information visit www.stocktonchorale. org or call (209) 951-6494.

Twice is Nice Rummage Sale The San Joaquin County Junior League’s enormous “Twice is Nice” Rummage Sale will take place Saturday, March 1st at the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds. Thrifty shoppers will find 14 specialty departments covering over 21,000 square feet of shopping paradise. Doors open at 8:00 am. For more information and donations call Monica at (209) 6123749, Barbara (209) 478-0340 or Jenger (209) 993-9771.

Musical Chairs Children’s Concert Series The Musical Chairs Children’s Concert Series is proud to present the Banana Slug String Band on Friday, March 14th at 10:00 am at the Scottish Rite Auditorium. Tickets are $9 and the concert is guaranteed to be a fun-filled science learning experience for students from preschool through 6th grade. For more information visit www.musicalchairsconcerts. org or call (209) 487-2559.

Spring Birds Sing in the Season “Spring Birds Sing in the Season” will be the theme of the Philomathean Club of Stockton’s annual spring card party on Friday, March 21st. Dessert and table games such as Bunco and bridge will be played beginning at 1:00 pm. Tickets are $12.50 and can be purchased by calling Helen Pike at (209) 465-0532.

Carnevale Dinner Join the Central California School of Italian Language & Culture for their Carnevale (Fat Tuesday) dinner Tuesday, March 4th at the Italian Athletic Club. Tickets are on sale now for $30. For more information call (209) 369-3321.

There’s No Place Like Home Join the San Joaquin Library and Literacy Foundation at their 23rd Annual Trivia Bee on Friday, March 7th at 5:00 pm. The theme for this year’s Trivia Bee is “There’s no place like home- All things San Joaquin”. Tickets to this fun event are $25 per person and include dinner, raffle, and a silent auction. For more information contact Anna Sass at (209) 957-7277 or

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Haute Couture Société Fashion Show Celebrate TIMELESS VOGUE at the 46th Haute Couture Société Fashion Show on March 22nd at The Hilton Stockton. Guest designers and member created garments strut the catwalk while the proceeds provide scholarships to local students of apparel design and fashion merchandising. Vendors open at 9:30 am. Luncheon and show starts at 11:30 am. Tickets are $45. For more information visit www. or call (209) 648-0637.

Women’s Center Annual Luncheon The Women’s Center- Youth & Family Services will host its 34th annual luncheon on Wednesday, March 26th at the Stockton Civic Auditorium. Carissa Phelps will be the keynote speaker. For more information please call (209) 941-2611.

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258 coats & 283 pairs of socks November 17th – December 18th, 11 stores in Lincoln Center collected coats and socks for the Salvation Army in Lodi, Women’s Center – Youth & Family Services in Stockton and St. Mary’s Dining Room in Stockton. We received a total of 258 coats and 283 pairs of socks that were split between the three charities! Thank you to our customers for your generosity! Thank you to the following merchants for collecting these items: American Hearing Aids, Artesian Natural Foods, Best Wishes, Flair Boutique, Parkwoods Cleaners, Podesto’s Market, Deli & Bakery, Remedy, Theadora, The UPS Store, Village Cleaners, Zuesters

Congratulations to the 100 Wheel of Wishes winners! Customers who spent $25 or more at participating stores from November 17th to December 18th were entered into the Wheel of Wishes contest. The winners, which were randomly selected, came to Lincoln Center on December 21st and spun the Wheel of Wishes! Everyone walked away with a prize valued from $50 to $1,000!

4,879 pounds of food $750.90 On December 7th and 14th, baseball players from St. Mary’s High School and Lincoln High School collected food for the hungry at our Fill-the-Truck Food Drives. Thank you to the baseball players for volunteering, and to the generous Podesto’s and Trader Joe’s shoppers who donated! The donations were given to the Emergency Food Bank of San Joaquin County.

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Draper’s & Damon’s: 25% off entire purchase, drawing for gift card and refreshments. Farmers & Merchants Bank: Stop in and enter to win a wine & cheese picnic basket. Flair Boutique: Stop in and enjoy wine and chocolates, while previewing special occasion dresses, accessories and bridal party gift ideas. 20% off all jewelry purchases.

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LINO BELLA: Unique gifts for the bride and groom, and gifts for the bridal party! Create your own LINO BELLA online wedding registry! Refreshments! Register for 12 place settings of Casafina tableware and your 12th place setting is free when your Casafina place settings on your registry are completed! Merle Norman: Pick up a little bag of skincare samples and free makeover card.

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Read on for a sneak peak of what’s taking place inside the stores… Best Wishes: Mimosas; Chat with their professionals while checking out the extensive line of Wedding Invitations. “The KitchenSide” at Best Wishes: Swiss Diamond Pan Demo (12:00-3:00pm); Schedule an appointment for your bridal registry. When you register, you’ll receive a $20 gift card to use on The KitchenSide. Bliss Bridal Salon: Strolling models; Raffles for Malis Henderson custom accessories and Fete By Bliss event coordination; Raffle for bride yoga pants and matching jacket when you register your bridesmaids and order by May 1, 2014; Complimentary two-tiered veil for each bride who books a consultation today and orders her bridal gown by May 1, 2014; Trunk Shows by FOR YOU BLUE BRIDAL featuring new custom colored chiffon petticoats and J. PICONE featuring fine bridal accessories. Carats: Find the perfect bridal party accessories at Carats. Enjoy 20% off all in-store items (excluding PANDORA and special orders). DeVons Jewelers: Try on a piece of Tacori jewelry and enter to win a pair of Tacori earrings and men’s Triton band.

Remedy: Enter to win a pair of his and hers Havaianas flip-flops (no purchase necessary). Stella and Dot Spring Line Trunk Show all day. Go see the new line of spring jewelry. Great accessories for the bride, bridesmaids, mother of the bride, groom, and even the flower girl. REVO Casual Apparel: Enter the “It Must Be Love” raffle for a chance to win a $50 gift card. Take 15% off on all regular priced items throughout the store. Receive our free signature lip balm with any $100 purchase. Sassy Pants Children’s Boutique: Joan Calabrese dress trunk show and Anja’s Dream Veils February 22-March 1; Strolling models. Stage Two: Pick a candy kiss to reveal a 10 - 40% discount! Starbucks Coffee: Stop by to enter their drawing! Every hour someone will win a pound of coffee and tea (Don’t need to be present to win). Theadora: Sip champagne and enter to win a $50 gift certificate. The B Hive Hair Salon: Mimosas and free trial hairstyles, 10:00am-2:00pm. Zuesters: Sip champagne and 10% off for the bride today only; Great selection of honeymoon clothing and gifts for your wedding party!

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Spring 2014 Lincoln Cellar wine bar, opening between Zuesters and Sassy Pants, will offer a fabulous selection of local and imported wines and beer, as well as delicious tapas, cheese and meat plates. The cozy fireplace and large beautiful bar will create an environment that is welcoming and relaxed. The private room will be perfect for local meetings, tastings, large groups and special occasions. We’re looking forward to having this wonderful addition in Lincoln Center!


New @ LINC OLN C ENTER Spring 2014 POMP Salon, an ultra-modern high-end hair salon that will provide superior service and a unique and different feel to anything you have ever experienced, will occupy 349 Lincoln Center (next to Flair Boutique).

March 2014

This spring, Planet Beach Contempo Spa will open between DeVons Jewelers and Market Tavern. A contempo spa is a unique and innovative spin on traditional day spas, in that all services are automated. Customers enjoy fully automated, push-button spa and UV services in a private room without the need of an attendant. These rejuvenating wellness services include massages facials, hydration treatments, teeth whitening, guided meditation, oxygen therapy, weight management treatments, UV therapy and Mystic spray tans. Yes, these are all automated! Planet Beach also offers a wide range of skincare and nutrition products. Their spas bring customers everything they need to achieve their total skincare, wellness and stress relief goals.

Spring 2014 Tio Pepe’s, a community staple for over 30 years which has built a reputation for high quality traditional Mexican food and service, will open a location at 329 Lincoln Center, just next door to Best Wishes.

March 2014 Code 3 Wear, a public safety outfitter with full service uniform sales and maintenance programs, will open this spring between Market Tavern and DeVons Jewelers. Code 3 Wear specializes in providing quality public safety uniforms to police, fire, EMS and soon to be adding our medical community. In addition to providing customers with exceptional products, they offer a fullservice maintenance program that includes cleaning, pressing, alterations, repairs and replacement of uniforms to ensure customers always look and feel their best!

Valentine’s Day Specials Friday, February 14th


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Rombauer Chardonnay $11/glass (normally $14) $42/bottle (normally $54)

Ferrari Carano Cabernet $9/glass (normally $12) $34/bottle (normally $46)

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appy Valentines Day! After a busy day here at Best Wishes I know for sure we’ll be staying home and having special dinner. Hmmm….maybe Chicken Marsala and polenta? (Made with ease in my non-stick SWISS DIAMOND pans, of course!) Ooh and how about a tart for dessert? Yep! I’ve got that covered right here with a tart pan from the baking section on THE KITCHENSIDE! A little Champagne maybe? We have glasses for that too. That was easy! Love a romantic dinner at home.

Julie Van Noate of Best Wishes

And speaking of love...Congratulations and “Best Wishes” to all the newly engaged couples! From the amount of Wedding Invitations we’ve done this last couple of weeks I’d say it’s going to be a busy year for brides-to-be! On a personal note, my niece Lauren Gallagher became engaged to Guy Lemieux on Christmas Eve and we couldn’t be happier! They are planning an October wedding and although she lives in Southern California, she is coming home for the Bridal Faire on February 22nd and I will have the honor of helping her with her Wedding Invitations and Bridal Registry on THE KITCHENSIDE. I can’t wait! We are looking forward to the Bridal Faire here in Lincoln Center. It is such a fun exciting day. It’s our chance to show you all the things we have to offer to make YOUR day perfect! We start with offering thousands of options of Wedding Invitations. It may sound overwhelming but that’s why we’re here... we will help you through the process and make it enjoyable and fun. Be sure to look for your chance to win $300 towards your invitation purchase as one of the Bridal Faire prizes! Engagement gifts! Shower gifts! Wedding gifts! Register on THE KITCHENSIDE to make it easier for your guests. We will show them all things you’re hoping for to start your new life together. When you are registering keep in mind to “over register.” Your guests are very generous and not having enough to choose from is frustrating to them. And do we have tons to choose from and register for! Swiss Diamond nonstick cookware, USA Pan Bakeware, Le Creuset, gadgets galore, Whiteware, Capresso coffee makers and frothers, Cuisinart blenders, waffle makers, wine openers—we are fully stocked and ready to wrap! One of our brides said she was overwhelmed to see the amount of gifts all wrapped in her wedding colors at her shower! When you register with us we will give you a $20 gift card to be used on THE KITCHENSIDE as our gift to you! Keep in mind our Registry is not limited to kitchen items... home decor, candles, Vera Bradley.... whatever you wish for should be added to your list! And anyone can register at anytime! It’s the perfect way for friends and family to be sure to make your Birthday wishes come true, too! Love is in the air! See you at the Bridal Faire! n


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The Heart of the matter A Message from the American Heart Association

Upcoming Events:


ebruary is American Heart Month, dedicated to raising awareness about heart disease. Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women – killing more women than all forms of cancer combined. Most women don’t notice the symptoms of heart disease until it’s too late, which is why heart disease has been called the silent killer. But we won’t be silent.

Hockey With Heart with the Stockton Thunder Saturday, February 1st “Hockey With Heart” continues its great mission this season on February 1st at 7:30 pm against the Colorado Eagles at Stockton Arena. The event will help raise funds and awareness for heart health. Tickets and more info:

The American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women is asking all women to Go Red by wearing red on National Wear Red Day this February 7th, living a healthy lifestyle and speaking red by spreading the message that heart disease is killing our mothers, daughters, sisters and friends.

National Wear Red Day Friday, February 7th Show your support for beating heart disease by wearing red and encourage your family, friends and colleagues to do so as well! For more info on how you can Go Red:

For more than a decade, millions of women have united to raise their voices about this silent killer. While we’ve made remarkable progress, nearly 1,100 women are still dying each day. But, with your help, many more lives can be saved. Heart disease is no match for the power of women’s voices. Find out how you can Go Red at n



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Valentine’s Day Did You Know? E

very year on February 14th across the United Sates and other places throughout the world, gifts are exchanged between loved ones. But when and how did this tradition of Valentine’s Day come to be? The story of Valentine’s Day party remains a mystery, but we know it goes back many years. One story, perhaps the one most widely known and accepted, began in Rome when Emperor Claudius II was involved in many bloody and unpopular campaigns. Claudius was having trouble getting soldiers to join his military because the men didn’t want to leave their families. So he decided to cancel all engagements and marriages in Rome! St. Valentine, a priest in Rome, along with his friend St. Marius, continued to perform marriages in secret. When Claudius found out, St. Valentine was sent to prison and sentenced to death. While in prison, it’s believed that St. Valentine fell in love with a girl, possibly the jailor’s daughter. Before his death on February 14th, he wrote a letter to her which he signed “from your Valentine”. In 496 A.D., Pope Gelasius set aside February 14th to honor St. Valentine.





While this is just one of a few legends in regards to how Valentine’s Day came to be, it is now a widely accepted tradition and has been for some time. In fact, commercial valentines were introduced in the 1800s and have been around ever since.

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Presently, Valentine’s Day is a 13 billion dollar industry! Over 180 million cards are exchanged on Valentine’s Day and on average, 196 million roses are purchased! The top gifts given are candy, flowers, cards, jewelry, dining, clothing and gift cards.


The shops at Lincoln Center can assist you with all your Valentine’s Day needs! You’ll find See’s Candy at Podesto’s Market and a wide variety of bulk candies at Yogurt My Way. Beautiful flowers can be purchased at Silveria’s Flowers & Gifts. Select a bottle of wine or champagne from Fine Wines of Stockton. For dining, choose from our many award-winning restaurants and for clothing, try your favorite Lincoln Center boutique. You can’t go wrong with a Lincoln Center gift card because your Valentine can choose to spend it as they wish! (…Massage, pedicure, clothing, dining, you name it!) Lincoln Center gift cards are available for purchase at the Marketing Office and Best Wishes. Oh, and don’t forget a card from Best Wishes! n


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LINCOLN CENTER GIFT CARDS make the perfect gift for any occasion! Available for purchase at: Lincoln Center Marketing Office 374 Lincoln Center (behind Zuesters) Monday - Friday 8:30am - 5:30pm

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Encourages Hearts for Helping


ith less than 10% of people donating blood that is critically needed by so many patients, BloodSource joins with the American Heart Association in promoting heart health awareness this February. The challenge is to take care of our hearts all year long! Whether it’s eating well, exercising, knowing your history and important “numbers” like blood pressure or cholesterol, taking care of your heart is important for a long and healthy life. When you donate blood, you will receive important information about your health, such as blood pressure, iron levels and more. Plus, you’ll help save lives and what could be better for your heart than that?!

The need for blood While technology and awareness are helping hearts, the statistics are still grim. Heart disease continues to be the No. 1 killer of women in the United States. One out of every three women will be diagnosed with heart disease. When surgeries are necessary either to address heart malfunctions or repair cardiac damage, blood is often needed. The need for blood is often associated with motor vehicle accidents or cancer treatments, but heart patients are on the receiving end far more often than you might expect. From newborns to elderly patients, blood is needed to get patients back to health!

Faith Schaad and her mom Rachel Schaad Prall

Faith Schaad, now seven years old, has endured 17 heart surgeries and procedures, due to a severe congenital heart condition. Her mom, Rachel Schaad Prall, cannot thank blood donors

BloodSource, located at 6385 Pacific Avenue in Stockton, promotes increased awareness of heart health through its sponsorship of Hockey with Heart, held at the SMG Arena each February. As the sole blood supplier to St. Joseph’s Medical Center, BloodSource provides the blood products needed to help heart patients: red cells, platelets, and plasma. Not-for-profit since 1948, BloodSource mirrors the generosity of our blood donors by helping nonprofit organizations in the Stockton community, such as St. Mary’s Dining Room and participating in local health awareness events through Team BloodSource.

enough for the many donations that have saved Faith over the years. “As a mom, it is so hard not to be able to donate blood that will help my daughter because we are different blood types. Faith – and I – depend on the generosity of strangers to donate blood for her.”

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SpecialFEATURE Do you have a heart to help others? Visit BloodSource at our Stockton Donor Center located at 6385 Pacific Avenue. There are many ways to help including donating blood, joining Be The Match marrow registry, volunteering at blood drives, or simply encouraging others to donate blood if they are able. Every two seconds, a patient receives a blood transfusion; the need for blood is great. And because blood is as precious as it is perishable, regular blood donation is important for heart patients as well as cancer patients, accident victims, burn injuries and more. Have a heart. Visit BloodSource at or call (866) 8225663 or (209) 477-1573 to schedule your lifesaving appointment today.

Upcoming BloodSource Events in Stockton: February 1st BloodSource Night at Stockton Thunder’s Hockey with Heart SMG Arena 7:30 pm Doors open at 6:30 pm Visit BloodSource on the concourse!

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February 13th BloodSource Night! 8:00 pm Doors open at 7:00 pm University of the Pacific Men’s Basketball UOP vs BYU

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February 13th Stockton SMG Arena Blood Drive 12:00 – 7:00 pm Blood donors receive a free admission ticket for a game of choice (some restrictions apply).

Monday - Saturday 10:00am to 5:30pm Sunday 12-4pm


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February 19th University of the Pacific Blood Drive 10:00 am – 4:00 pm 3601 Pacific Ave Blood donors receive free T-shirt

About Blood Donation Blood donors must be in good health, 17 years old (16 with signed BloodSource Parental Consent Form), and weigh at least 110 pounds. There is no upper age limit for blood donation. BloodSource blood donors accrue MyBloodSource Rewards with each blood donation, which can be redeemed for fun and exciting rewards, such as ice cream coupons, movie tickets, T-shirts, even a mini iPad! For more information about donating blood or eligibility information, please visit or call (866) 822-5663.

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Disposing Household Batteries Residential customers who have recycling services provided by Allied Waste can now leave household batteries at their curbside collection. Special handling is required! Put your unwanted household batteries in a sealed, plastic bag and place inside your recycle cart or tub on your regularly scheduled collection day. Allied Waste will then properly dispose of the batteries. For more information about household battery collection, and other recycling options, please contact Allied Waste.

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Heart Health Month


eart health is a topic near and dear to me, as it has touched my family and me for many years. The reality that I now need to check the box that says “yes” next to history of heart disease, is in the forefront of my mind when I go to the doctor’s office. With heart disease being the number one killer of American men and women, now I am more aware of how to prevent it than ever. There are many lifestyle changes you can make to help reduce your risk of heart disease. Diet, exercise and stress reduction are a few both men and women should know. There are a few simple changes you can make in your diet to help lower your risk of heart disease, such as changing out bad fats for good fats, eating a higher fiber diet rich in vegetables, whole grains and beans, and drinking plenty of water. When choosing oils, it is always a good rule to remember that moderation is key. Even when using good oils and fats, it is important to avoid fried foods and foods high in saturated fats. Switch out soft drinks for water, and snacks full of refined sugars for fresh fruit. Apples are a good choice, because you get soluble fiber from the meat of the apple. When looking for foods to ad dietary fiber, know there are two kinds of fiber: insoluble and soluble. When talking in terms of heart health and lowering cholesterol, you want to increase soluble fiber. Good sources of soluble are flax seeds (ground), oats, apples, sweet potatoes and beans. Exercise is key to health related issues or lack thereof. When I talk about exercise, I don’t mean that you need to become a body builder or run a marathon; simply get out and walk. Tony Vice from Fleet Feet Sports says, “A good rule of thumb for those 30 years and older is moderate exercise 30 minutes a day for 5 days a week. Remember, things like mowing the lawn and chores around the house can count as long as you are getting your heart rate going. 10,000 steps a day is a good goal that gives you a good bit of exercise.” If you want to track your steps or monitor your heart rate, Fleet Feet Sports has all you need from pedometers to heart rate monitors, and even some with GPS. You can also join them for their Tuesday night runs that start at 5:30 pm each Tuesday for the three- or five-mile loop through the surrounding neighborhoods of Lincoln Village. Stress also plays a part in heart disease. Think about it for a moment. When you are stressed, what are some things you may or may not do? I snack on unhealthy foods or simply don’t eat at all depending on what kind of stress I am experiencing. I am less likely to exercise, and I don’t sleep very well. Stress causes us to respond in unhealthy ways such as these, as well as other higher risk behaviors including smoking and a higher consumption of alcohol. Stress also drains our body of key nutrients that are important to supporting a healthy heart, like B vitamins that help to normalize homocysteine levels. You can supplement your B vitamins, but some nutritional sources are beans, grains, nuts, fruits and vegetables, especially dark leafy greens. With simple changes to your diet and adding a good walk, you can reduce stress and help reduce your risk of heart disease. Keep it simple, eat a healthy diet rich in fresh fruits, veggies and fiber, and lower your intake of fat and sugar. Support your health with supplements like a good multi-vitamin, omega-3 and B vitamins, exercise and make time to relax. n LINCOLN CENTER CHRONICLE | FEBRUARY 2014

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