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October 2012

Chelsey and Hannah Chaplin

go vogue Veggies take center stage

Blue Pants brews success


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October in Alabama is one of my favorite MADISON months. After a long, LIVING hot summer I can finally wear sweaters, jog outside without suffocating, and drink hot cider without feeling like I’m committing a faux pas, not to mention there’s a big party at the end of the month called Halloween. In this edition of Madison Living, we’ll help keep you entertained with articles about several Madison treasures until the Halloween shenanigans kick off. We’ll take you inside Blue Pants Brewery and the Clift’s Cove home of the Colvert family. You’ll catch up on the new journeys of a group of artists since the closing of their creative spaces at the art gallery 16 Main. We’ll show you a few places in Madison to find hearty vegetables, which could definitely come in handy during the Halloween candy season. You’ll also meet sisters Chelsey and Hannah Chaplin in our style Q&A and go up front and center at the Afternoon Escape Fashion Show for Relay for Life. Have a happy Halloween, Madison!

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WRiTTeN By GreGG l. PArKer Hurley Breast Cancer Fund on Oct. 26. Greg’s The Persistence of Time is a PHoTogRaPHS By mIchele lee functional clock made of clay, antique owntown Madison tractor parts and a fragment from an old was home to several tree cut down on Madison’s Main Street. diverse artists until the “The clock represents the passing of time unfortunate closing of and the change that comes with it,” Greg 16 Main Gallery. Luckily, these resilient said. personalities are continuing on the avenue Website: g-leepots.blogspot.com of artistic pursuit. Email: greg.lee@pobox.com

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Michele Lee Michele Lee is an acrylic and mixed media artist. With her business Michele Lee Art, she is currently working on a new body of work at her home studio in Madison. Michele will show her art at various regional shows. Michele’s work also can be seen at Nina’s Place Home Furnishings at 30175 U.S. Highway 72. She created her Angel Paintings series for individuals fighting and surviving cancer. “Each angel has lost her hair and is now wearing an inspirational headpiece and praying for those around her,” Michele said. Website: MicheleLeeArt.com Email: Michele.lee@knology.net Greg Lee Potter and woodworker Greg Lee is staying busy with his business Glee Pots at his Madison pottery studio. He will be a featured artist for the 2012 Painted Bra Art Project, a fundraiser for the Liz

Sarah Brewer Sarah Brewer’s photography with Click Photo Designs is regularly featured in numerous North Alabama publications. “When photographing children (or families and couples), I want my images to be fun, colorful and meaningful representations of the subjects,” Sarah said. “For this particular photo, I wanted to tell a bit of a story about my little guy who started kindergarten this year. I used a few fun props and waited until I got his true expression. Then, I snapped a memory that I will cherish forever as he begins his years in school.” Website: clickphotodesigns.com Email: clickphotodesigns@gmail.com Angela True Pick My Brains Art is the tongue-incheek name of Angela True’s business. An acrylic and oil artist, Angela now paints and teaches from her home studio in the East Limestone, Decatur and Madison

restaurants, and businesses Angela’s work. Website: angelatrue.com Email: atrue@angelatrue.com

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Paula Dickerhoff Paula Dickerhoff is trained in Zentangle, intricate images composed of repetitive patterns. This pen-and-ink artist owns Wanna Tangle and works from her Huntsville studio, hoping to find new studio space to display and teach. She teaches Zentangle classes at Hobby Lobby in south Huntsville. “Even though Emmet is one of my older pieces, it’s very special because it was inspired by my mother,” Paula said. “As a child, I helped her collect Emmet Kelly Jr. clown figurines.” Website: wannatangle.com Email: pdickerhoff@gmail.com Lisa Riccardi Visual artist Lisa Riccardi uses oil and acrylics as her predominant media. Lisa works in her home studio in Madison. Her art is on display at Jacklyn’s Dolls & Keepsakes on Main Street in downtown Madison. Email: calypsoto@aol.com Tisa Womack Potter Tisa Womack owns Tisa’s Pieces. A pool’s tide inspired Tisa to design this Madison Living 7


piece, made by throwing clay on a wheel and then hand-stamping. Each square is glazed in a different shade of blue. Website: tisaspieces.wordpress.com Email: tesamarie@aol.com Mike Birdsong With RM Birdsong Art, Mike Birdsong paints beautiful watercolors at her home studio in Tennessee. Mike is searching for studio space in the Madison area. Mike’s paintings are full of nature. Her love for cool, inviting spring weather inspired her Poppies painting. Phone: 931-363-7647 Kristy Stewart Kristy Stewart designs silverware, jewelry and candles with Blue Rain Innovation. Kristy has moved into her new studio in Jacklyn’s Dolls & Keepsakes. Website: Facebook/MadisonStation Sundries. Email: blueraininnovations@ yahoo.com

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PAGE 6-CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: The Persistence of Time by Greg Lee. Photograph of a kindergartener by Sarah Brewer. A piece from Michele Lee’s Angel Paintings series. A Zentangle titled Emmet by Paula Dickerhoff. ABOVE: A pottery piece by Tisa Womack.


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FASHION

The Afternoon Escape

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PAGE 10: MyAsia Nguyen is 4 years old. She is wearing Hannah Banana’s Safari flower ruffle loop dress and grey leggings with knot warmers and JoyFolie Genevieve shoes. TOP LEFT: Hayden Cleckler is 10 years old.. She is wearing a grey sequined top by 1Z Amy Byer with pink jeans by So. LEFT: Jacob Harris is 10 years old. He is wearing clothes from Kohl’s, including a blue and green striped polo over a grey long sleeve shirt with classic blue jeans. ABOVE: Jasmine Puryear is 4 years old. She is modeling a blue faux snakeskin pant and blazer, finished off with a preppy style pintuck blouse. The mix of sassy and sweet, comes to us from Trish Scully Child.

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PAGE 12-CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Victoria Pellerin is 15 years old. She is modeling a MINKPINK navy & white striped dress accented with a red braided leather belt by Elise with cobalt blue tights by Nikibiki. Victoria is accenting with black wrap watch, earrings by House of Harlow and Evil Eye silver necklace by Ginuginu. Caty Reid is 2 years old. She is modeling a 2 piece “Swing Set” from Haute Baby’s Z Baby collection. Liliana Corpuz is 5 years old. She is modeling Persnickety’s flora sash pink, Estelle top and grey Alice vest. ABOVE: Hannah Green is 5 years old. She is modeling Kate Mack Belle Epoque precious pink super soft faux fur vest with a ribbon tie, Kate Mack top, matching leggings, skirt and JoyFolie Genevieve shoes. TOP RIGHT: Allie McGill is 10 months old. She is modeling the adorable Owl appliqué tunic with striped leggings from Peaches N’ Cream.

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CLOCKWISE FROM FAR LEFT: Alyssa Andreani is 3 years old. She is wearing Dollcake’s pink overload muslin dress with matching tiered lace leggings and boots by Lamour. Sydney Jones is 14 years old. She is modeling an Elizabeth & Jolie dress and a cardigan by Autumn Cashmere. Her jewelry includes bangles by All Wired and earrings by Moon & Lola. Hunter Webber is 10 years old. He is modeling orange shorts and a classic white shirt with a striped tie. Kodie Baskin is 5 years old. She is modeling a Persnickety rosie tunic, button tab leggings and mae shorts.

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PAGE 18: Dolls that belonged to Dawn’s grandmother grace this guest bedroom. Another guest bedroom features a model train that circles the ceiling. ABOVE: Oliver, Jasmine, Dawn, Sean Phillip and Phillip Colvert relax on the patio in their front courtyard..

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awn Colvert loves Paris, the outdoors, animals and a good bargain. Her passions are evident in her custom-built, European-flavored home high atop Clift’s Cove on the western side of Rainbow Mountain. A courtyard adorns the front and back of the 7,800-square-foot, three-story mansion. A verandah on the second floor and a patio on the ground floor in the back of the nearly

Inside the Colvert home

$2 million house provide a scenic view of the Tennessee Valley. Sandwiched in between the courtyards is a six-bedroom, eight-bath living area featuring a gargantuan kitchen with a custom-made burgundy French stove and solid oak ceiling beams from a barn built in the 1700s in Virginia. It took four men to carry each beam. “I love France, especially Paris. It’s my favorite city,” said Dawn, wife of Phillip and mother of Sean Phillip, 6, and two shih tzus, Jasmine and Oliver. She decorated the house with purchases made locally from Hartlex Antiques in

Madison, Braggs and Richard’s Lighting of Huntsville, from throughout Alabama, the United States, Europe, online and even estate and garage sales. A former career professional as a human resources officer, she now considers herself a “professional volunteer” at her son’s school, Rainbow Elementary, Asbury United Methodist Church, and their homeowners association. Dawn and her husband met at the company he co-founded, ELMCO, which he later sold to West Star. He continued to work for the company, now QinetiQ North America. Madison Living 19


The granite countertops in the kitchen were brought from South America. The kitchen also features a Lacache, a custom-made burgundy French stove.

The couple previously lived in Monrovia, but as Sean Phillip neared school age, Dawn said they wanted to live in Madison “because of the school system.” After purchasing the 2/3 acre property from a friend, developer and builder Jerry Van Hooser, the couple began looking at scores of floor plans before settling on one featuring a courtyard on the front of the house. They “tweaked” and “stretched” the plan so much, the original design is a far cry from the finished product, which took 20 months to complete. It took two of those months just to handcarve the spiraling staircase, which rises 20 Madison Living

from the foyer to the third level where Sean Phillip’s Auburn-themed room and two guest rooms are located. A graduate of Athens State and Florida Tech, Dawn is an Alabama fan while Phillip attended the University of Central Arkansas. Hickory hardwood floors, with widths ranging from 3-to-5 inches, are an eyecatcher, as are the numerous Shaun Beck chandeliers hanging throughout the home. In the kitchen, overlooking the stove is a hand-painted, farm-themed picture that includes two of Dawn’s former pets, Charlie Brown, a chocolate cocker spaniel, and Maggie, a Siamese cat, plus a rooster. It is one

of many rooster images on everything from dishes to chairs in the kitchen and dining room combo that features a gas fireplace and granite countertops from South America. The keeping room has one of Dawn’s favorite and probably the most expensive piece of furniture, a fainting couch. While Dawn did most of the decorating, Phillip selected his office furniture and the furnishings in the downstairs media room. “It was a joint effort,” he said with a smile. While the house is elegantly decorated, it also has a welcoming feel for the many guests they entertain throughout the year. “I wanted grand spaces with a casual,


ABOVE: Eye-catching rugs and hickory hardwood floors grace many rooms of the home. As lovely as the floors are, Oliver still prefers to rest on the beds. LEFT: It took two months to hand-carve the spiraling staircase which rises from the foyer to the third level. TOP: The sprawling home is nestled by thriving trees and bushes.

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Numerous Shaun Beck chandeliers hang throughout the home.

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The rock ‘n roll sushi has rice on the inside of the roll, which creates a different sensory experience when eating compared to a roll with rice on the outside.

hile living in Monterrey, Calif. in 1985, Kiyo Honma had a hunch that materialized into a business venture. Honma learned from a friend in Huntsville that the city did not have a Japanese restaurant. “I was very much interested. I moved from Monterrey and opened Edo Japanese Restaurant on University Drive,” Honma said. Twenty-seven years later, Edo continues as a successful purveyor of Japanese cuisine, now off Madison Boulevard at 104 Intercom Drive in Madison. Sushi has made Edo popular. “When I opened, I had to teach people about sushi and sashimi,” Honma said. “Even children enjoy it now.” Another popular dish, Chicken Ball combines “chicken teriyaki over rice in a big bowl. Some people like it spicy so we make Dynamite Ball. Many customers enjoy this,” Honma said. Along with house and vintage red and whites, Edo serves Japanese standards like Fuki Plum Wine and cold and hot sakes. Many customers choose to order a la carte with choices like teriyaki entrees, tempura dishes, spring roll, Gyoza pork dumplings and Kuski-Katsu, which is deep-fried pork and onions on skewer. For dinners, guests enjoy miso soup, salad and rice with entrees varying from teriyaki to tempura. For combination dinners, a long list offers teriyaki-style chicken, beef, salmon, scallops, fish or chicken, along with Rock’n Chicken Nuggets, tempura plates, vegetable croquettes and numerous others. Before moving to the United States, Honma worked as a nutritionist in Tokyo, Japan. Her training is evident in the cuisine at Edo. “I always try to introduce authentic Japanese food. I just want people to enjoy Japanese food. I’m so glad to see that Madison Living 27


Sushi is a big hit at Edo. The staff works to create new dishes frequently to keep customers happily surprised.

people are conscious about their diet. Japanese food is a wonderful way to be healthy,” Honma said. “Chinese food is fried—we broil.” Honma moved Edo to Madison in 1987 to a small, unassuming building, which stood in a vacant lot on Madison 28 Madison Living

Boulevard near Hughes Road. Next, the restaurant was located in Arlington Plaza on Sullivan Street for 13 years. In 1999, Honma built the new Madison home for Edo in aesthetically pleasing Japanese architecture. “I am so fortunate. I still have so many

loyal customers from 1985 and that keep me going. They want to support me,” Honma said. “Right now, the economy is not great,” she said. “People are conscious about price. Our menu is reasonably priced. We try to keep price down.”


CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: A California roll and a crunchy shrimp roll are ready for a hungry patron. Edo is located off Madison Boulevard at 104 Intercom Drive in Madison. The water garden outside Edo is just one piece of the asthetically pleasing aspects of the restaurant.

Honma happily reminisced about glory days of the 1990s when her neighbor, Intergraph Corporation, was Madison County’s largest employer with 5,000 on the Madison campus. “Those days were the best for us. So many customers keep coming back.”

Honma’ success with Edo relies on maintaining the quality of food while making sure the customer is happy. “I try to make something new all the time. I make sure that people don’t get tired of the same thing.” Edo serves lunch Monday-Friday from

11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and dinner from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Dinner is also served on Saturday from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. For more information, call 256-7720360 or visit edoalabama.com.

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IN THE BIZ

Malty

goodness Blue Pants quenches thirsts with microbrews

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ichael Spratley is obliterating the stereotype of engineers being boring. After graduating from Bob Jones High School and two out-of-state universities, Michael moved back to Alabama and began brewing beer. “As I was interested in craft beer and moved back to Alabama and there weren’t the beers that I like to drink available, I took up learning how to brew and creating my own beers.” “I brewed for about 6 years or 7 years before I started actually trying to pursue it professionally.” Michael and his wife Alison Spratley founded Blue Pants in 2010. After graduating with a degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Michigan, where he met Alison, Michael attended Georgia Tech and received a graduate degree in aerospace engineering. Michael left his engineering job with the Army in August. Now he spends all his time working at the brewery. “We do three (beers) basically year round. We’re adding more all the time and then we try to rotate in a seasonal that’s appropriate. We do crazy stuff at the tap room that we’ve just started that will just be here available all the time.” Blue Pants’ first tap room exclusive was a rye alt. Alt is a german-style ale and the rye added “a little spicy character to it,” Michael said. Blue Pants’ year-round beers are Kickerbocker Red, Corduroy Rye IPA and Breeches ESB. Blue Pants offers 22-ounce bottled beer, a size which became legal in Alabama August 1. “What would take days and weeks to fill in 12-ounce bottles, takes a fraction

PAGE 32: Blue Pant’s has two initial bottle offerings, Slip Rose Strawberry Saison, their summer seasonal beer, and Highwater Hoppy Tripel, their fall seasonal beer. The beers are available in independent grocers and beverage stores in the area. ABOVE: Owner Michael Spratley pours a Slip Rose Strawberry Saison at the Blue Pants Tap room.

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TOP LEFT: Wee Heavy Ale is added to bourbon barrels for aging. The beer is a 10 percent alcohol by volume strong Scotch ale with a smooth malty sweetness and notes of dried fruit. TOP RIGHT: Half barrels await filling in the brewery warehouse.

of the time.” Michael said. He hopes to start producing 12-ounce bottles in the spring. “We’d really like to be able to sell growlers out of the tap room. Right now it is illegal for us to sell for you to take home.” Growlers are refillable, half-gallon containers used to transport beer. “Brewery’s have to go to the three-tiered system to sell to somebody who wants to consume it at their house. I can sell it to you here based on a law that changed two years ago for you to drink onsite, but I can’t sell it to you to take home.” Michael has many roles at Blue Pants, and much of the staff consists of his family, including his parents and siblings. “I really enjoy going out to different tastings and events and sharing my beer with people. One of the reasons I’m not allowed to work the tap room is I forget to ask people to pay me for the beer. That’s bad, so I typically don’t do that. I just enjoy sharing it with everyone and hopefully getting the positive feedback. You get some negative feedback sometimes, but I’ve always said it’s because you brew a lot of styles because everyone’s got different tastes and different likes.” The tap room is open Friday and Saturday from 3 to 10 p.m. and Thursday from 3 to 8 p.m. “As of football season, we are going to expand that a little bit and open on Sundays for pro football, and then we might open on Wednesday because we’ve gotten a lot of requests.” Blue Pants Brewery is located in Madison at 500 Lanier Road, Building 1, Suite A. 34 Madison Living


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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Hannah relaxes with a few Nubian goats. Chelsey holds Farrah, who is named after Farrah Fawcett. Farrah was born in March. 1818 Farms is located in Mooresville on Lauderdale Street. In addition to Nubian goats, 1818 Farms also has Pygmy goats, Babydoll sheep, barn cats, chickens and two Great Pyrenees dogs.

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isters Chelsey and Hannah Chaplin won the Afternoon Escape Fashion Show hosted by Relay for Life in August. I sat down to talk with Hannah, an aspiring fashion designer and singer, and her older sister Chelsey, who will start college next fall with the aim of becoming a trauma surgeon. These girls aren’t all Uggs and sparkles though. They are also archery fanatics who were inspired by The Hunger Games to take up the sport. Q: What school do you attend? Hannah: Liberty Middle School. Chelsea: Bob Jones High School. Q: What grade are you in? H: Seventh. C: Twelfth. Q: Do you have any favorite subjects at school?

H: Visual arts, reading, science. C: Culinary classes, medical classes. Q: Where were you born? H: Georgia. C: Washington D.C. Q: What do you like to do? H:I cheer at a gym called XPA. C: I also cheer at XPA. This is my first year ever cheerleading. I played soccer for 13 years before this. Q: What do you like about fashion? H: I like to see all the different styles you can create with the different types of clothes and to layer them. C: I’m really good at doing hair. For prom and everything, I always do everyone’s hair. Q: Where do you shop? H: American Eagle. C: I really like Bon Chic’s clothes.

Q: What is your favorite color? H: Pink and teal. C: Purple. Q: Do you have any favorite fashions? H: I like Uggs. I have one that’s an Australia pair, and it’s pink. That’s my favorite. Then I have one that’s like a shoe, a regular shoe, and it’s sparkly. … I always like to wear blue jeans. You can match anything with blue jeans usually. C: My favorite thing to wear is my Ugg boots. I love purple–everything in my room, most of my clothes, everything is purple. I have purple skinny jeans and those purple sparkly Ugg boots. Q: Who’s better at archery? C: Me H: Nu-uh. I went to a class with archery! Dangerous question. These girls could debate bows and arrows all day long. Madison Living 37


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TO YOUR HEALTH

Veggies of Madison Health never tasted so good

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inding healthy food can be a challenge, so we’ve made it a little easier to do. We found two vegetable dishes, the Paleo Bowl at Famous Joe’s 40 Madison Living

Restaurant and the Tofu Broccoli at Charm Thai, which just happen to be good for you and taste even better. We also went to two markets, Madison City Farmers Market and the market at

The Grove Farmers Market and Bistro, and found fresh vegetables eagerly waiting to be made into anything you desire. Happy vegetable hunting!


Charm Thai’s Tofu Broccoli Charm Thai’s Tofu Broccoli is a flavorful dish that can be made spicy or tame. The protein-packed meal combines fresh tofu, broccoli,

onion and bell peppers in a garlic sauce with a touch of ground black pepper and a side of rice. Ask for no oyster sauce to keep this dish strictly veggies only.

Famous Joe's Pizzeria's Paleo Bowl Famous Joe’s Pizzeria’s Paleo Bowl is an insider secret that's not on the menu. The dish mingles mushrooms, onions, artichoke, squash and

zucchini on a bed of spinach, and the veggies are topped off with marinara sauce. Famous Joe's will tailor this entree to your taste buds. Madison Living 41


CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Rows of varied and delicious melons from Dennison’s Family Farm; Baskets of yams from Blanks Berry Farm; Fresh butternut squash from Eat Wright Farm; basket of assorted peppers from Tune Farm; Piles of tomatoes from Whirlwind Farm; Mounds of Russet Potatoes from the Grove market.

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Parrots of the caribbean

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The Rotary Club of Madison hosted the 11th annual Parrots of the Caribbean in historic downtown Madison on aug. 25. 1. Clint orr, Carla Daily, DJ Klein, Jackson Wilson and Danica Harris 2. Rodney Richardson, Beth Martin, Mary Lynn Wright, and Dana and Troy Trulock 3. Don Palmer and DJ Klein 4. gene Pfeiffer, Sandra Cepeda and emily Mcintosh 5. Megan Cohen 6. Joe ausfahl and The Zooks band members Pat Thompson and Ty Bennett

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After hours at Apple lane farms

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Welcoming new neighbors

Madison Hospital is your community hospital for personalized maternity services close to home. Our team includes: • board certified obstetricians • expertly-trained neonatologists • a neonatal nurse practitioner • experienced, caring nurses With spacious patient rooms that overlook the Healing Garden and state-of-the-art facilities, families who choose Madison Hospital enjoy a new level of comfort. Ask your physician about delivering at Madison Hospital. We invite you to schedule a tour of the Maternity Department by calling (256) 265-5188.

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After hours at la Quinta Inn and suites

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The Madison Chamber of Commerce held after Hours, its monthly networking event, on aug. 2 at La quinta inn and Suites on Westchester Drive.

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1. Rodney and Becky Soto of the Holistic Medical Center of alabama, Tessy Cabrera of Madison Chamber of Commerce, and Marilyn Lasseter and Rick Bouza of Non-Slip Solution 2. Maria McNeese of Radisson, Phoebe Steele of La quinta and Jeff Briner of Radisson 3. Teresa Brammer of The UPS Store in Madison and Margaret Wood of The grove farmers Market and Bistro

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halloween Party Photography - Click Photo Designs by Sarah Brewer. Costumes and Candy - Party City Printable Party Banner, Treat Labels, favor Tags, & Styling - Belly feathers by Betsy Pruitt. Cookies - Tickled Pink CookieBoutique by Lindsey agree

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Madison voters went to the polls for municipal elections aug. 28. after the votes were counted, candidates gathered at various local restaurants with family, friends and supporters. 1. Rocnica and Bill ondoscin 2. Wade Smith, Sarah Smith and Tom Butler

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Grand opening of joint madison-limestone republican headquarters

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Madison County Republicans and Limestone County Republicans opened a joint location in the village Shoppes of Madison at 12100 County Line Road, Suite a1. The headquarters held its grand opening Sept. 1. 1. Kathy Linden and Shirley Coffman 2. ann Thomason and alicia Liburdi 3. David Michael Smith and Ken Wellborne 4. Connie gieb and Marge Kunhart 5. gerald Clark, Tina Clark and elizabeth Cuneo

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Political Debate at republican Women of madison meeting The Republican Women of Madison hosted a political debate at its Wednesday meeting at the Best Western Plus-Madison. 1. gerald and Tina Clark 2. Theresa graves and Clif Miller 3. Dana and Troy Trulock

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