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MAGNOLIA Fieldstone Farms Community Magazine

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August 2010 • FREE


Letter from the Publisher

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ack to school time is upon us once again. Just as we get use to having our little ones all to ourselves for a few months, it’s time to don them in the latest summer fashion, stuff their backpacks full of everything that they could possibly ever need during the school year and shuffle them off to the bus stop in a timely manner. I remember sending our son off on his first day of school when he was little with the same nervousness as if he was going to climb Mt. Everest. Will he make nice friends? will he like his teachers? will his new clothes make it past the first P.E. session? Now as he is about to start his senior year at Franklin High, the questions remain the same as they did for the First Grade. Summertime is just as important as the school year for learning. The lessons may be different, but equally necessary. It provides an important opportunity to see how the world works at that elusive 10am part of the weekday that is rarely seen aside from the periodic “sick day” during the school year. A chance to see the inner workings of the home in all its glory. From work, to laundry, to grocery shopping. The everyday tasks that may seem ordinary to adults are still worlds that are very new and exciting to children. I remember thinking as a young kid that I would need some kind of Department of Defense training to put gas in the family car. It just seemed like a complicated and dangerous event until the day that my Dad told me to “fill ‘er up”. I still remember that day and the feeling that I had taken another great step towards the big boy world. In these last few days of Summer remember that we, as parents, are the real world teachers and the curriculum that we are intrusted to teach goes far beyond the school instruction. If possible, take your children to work with you or involve them in your business, have them be responsible for finding the groceries on the list and when ready, put gas in the car. They have been watching us for years and Summertime is the perfect time for some practical experience. So, as the school bus pulls away with its precious passengers, we can rest assured that our children are going into the world prepared with the finest Summer education that one can provide. Give yourselves a little pat on the back and enjoy the stillness that has suddenly come upon the pool area.

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Contents Credits

SECTIONS

Joshua Carré Publisher

Sally Carré

Being Lonely in Friendly City • Susan S. Cheung

Advertising Director

Real Estate

Every Aiden Thomas Editor

Ask the Teacher • Kristi Carré

Joshua Cantu

Creative Consultant

Xbox Alternatives • The Crag

Amos Gaston

Staff Photographer

August Fieldstone Farms Contributers Christi Kline Susan S. Cheung Jeannie Leocha Nancy O’Leary Brian Bachochin Dena Divito Christina Bender Scott Fishkind Phil Leftwich Coach Anthony Roselli Dale Hart

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Cuddly Companions • Adam 10

August Contributers

Kristi Carré Stephano Mazzella

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Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! • Nancy O’Leary 12 Food & Drink • Stephano Mazzella 14 Community Calendar 16

Special….. THANK YOU • Coach Anthony Roselli 18

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Monthly Message • Brian Bachochin 19

Hero Portraits • Honoring Life Through Art 20 Health • Christina Bender 22 Wellness • Scott Fishkind 23

Autumn’s Child • Phil Leftwich 24

Business Buzz • PipSqueak Speech Therapy 25 Fieldstone Scrapbook • Dale Hart 28

On the Cover August Cover Photo: Fieldstone Farms residents Ashlyn, Cara and Jonathan headed back to school.

Photo by: Christi Kline (949) 302-5608

Photos@ChristiKline.com

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Being Lonely in Friendly City by Susan S. Cheung

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took my children, Marcus and Lauren, to a birthday party the other day; one of those jump like crazy on large inflatable donuts, music loud enough to make you run for the cover of pain killers, and let’s hope the sandwich you fed your darlings barely 30 minutes ago doesn’t regurgitate in the next 30 minutes. During the cake and ice cream party bit, a little boy stared at me. “Are you from China?’ he asked. “No, I’m from England,” I answered. He looked confused and turned to Marcus. “Is he from China?” he asked. “No, he’s from America, or born in New York more precisely,” I answered. He looked even more confused. Welcome to my world, the one where I’m an older mother of young children, career on hold to stay at home with them, born and raised in England of Hong Kong Chinese parents and immigrant to America for the past ten years – eight of those in upstate New York. The boy’s reaction is typical of people when they first meet me. It goes something like this: You look Chinese, but you’re not Asian American… and you’re not from China? You say you’re from New York, but the words that come out of your mouth sound more like Four Weddings and a Funeral. We moved to middle Tennessee because my husband, YiuYin, accepted a medicinal chemistry research position at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. A great challenge for him; a greater challenge for me. Just over a year ago, when we bought in Fieldstone Farms, the biggest anxiety for me was the lack of diversity in Williamson County. You have to understand, I come from London where, according to the Office of National Statistics, 30.6 percent of the 7.5 million inhabitants are non White with 300 languages spoken. Still, we did buy our house, attracted by the reputation of Williamson County schools and optimistic about the area’s population growth – 39.6 percent since 2000, according to the US Census. I was anxious my son, who was starting Kindergarten then, wouldn’t feel different in a place where he’d be part of the eight percent non White demographics. Did we do the right thing choosing Franklin over San Francisco where there are 31.3 percent Asians, instead of the 2.3 percent here? So, how was my first year in Fieldstone Farms? Challenging,

surprising and, at times, intensely lonely. How can that be when Franklin is listed by CNNMoney.com as the 66th best small city to live 2010 and it’s part of the Nashville Metropolitan area, one of the top five friendliest cities in America as per an NBC poll, 2008? Moving to a new place is complex. There are many layers that have to be tackled. Picture your new neighbor; she isn’t a native of the south and has no family ties in the area. Imagine her starting from scratch with her networks, from doctors to baby sitters. Imagine the cultural differences she has to overcome, if she moved from another part of the country. Add to the mix she grew up outside the U.S. and has no common frame of reference – she doesn’t know her Gilligan’s Island from her Brady Bunch. Add to that she isn’t Christian, doesn’t go to church, doesn’t look like you, doesn’t know your high school or college friends, and doesn’t get grits! And because of the busy lives we lead, none of the people she’s met has stopped to chat, or invited her in for a cup of coffee, or asked her children for a play date. It’s hard enough as it is to go up to strangers and say, “Hi, I’m new.” Can you imagine her loneliness now? Your new neighbor may well appreciate you reaching out to her; happy you noticed her. From experience, don’t be afraid to ask questions, no matter how simple. I don’t mind explaining what Marmite is, or how to eat rice with chopsticks without your food getting cold. Your interest, compassion and openness allow the other person to share their feelings. You’ll be surprised, no matter the differences, what you may have in common. And what a gift it is that you can both share about your respective experiences. It’s been a joy as some of you have reached out, allowing me to share my homesickness, moan about the lack of Cantonese food here and educate you in the finer points of British humor. In turn, I’m learning to embrace my new hometown; no better example of that than the brave spirit I saw everywhere during the catastrophic floods back in May. I’m excited my children have made new friends and will make more, as Marcus starts first grade and Lauren Kindergarten. If you see me around Hunter’s Bend, come and introduce yourself. I’m looking forward to our conversation. Susan S. Cheung (known to many by her Chinese name, Shifay) is a Fieldstone Farms-based writer originally from London, England. Her most important job is mother to Marcus and Lauren, and her major challenge is learning how to say “Y’all!”


Real Estate

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Ask the Teacher

Back to School! with Miss Kristi

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he time has come. Summer is ending. Your kids are finishing up their summer camps, Vacation Bible School, family vacations, and general summer fun. It’s now time to think about getting ready to go back to school. Your kids are anxiously anticipating the start of the school year. Who will my teacher be? Is he/she nice? Will I know anyone? Will there be any kids from last year in my class? Your kids will have a lot of questions about the upcoming year, some you can answer, and some you can’t. The best thing to do in this case is to reassure your child that it is up to him or her to have a wonderful year, and the worries will fall away. What to buy? I know most parents are wondering. Some schools have registration early and give the supply list out then, but some schools wait until the last minute, and parents want to

know sooner rather than later what their child will need for the coming school year. My advice is to first check the school’s website. Most teachers post the supply list along with some general information on their page. If that doesn’t work, go to Staples or Office Depot. Next to the school supplies, there’s usually a general supply list separated by grade level. Those items are a great place to start, and your child’s teacher can add any specifics that he or she may need throughout the year. Finally, as summer winds down, you can start to get your child ready to go back to school. Have your child go to bed a little earlier each night for about a week prior to school starting. This will hopefully eliminate the shock of suddenly having to go to bed at a certain time when school starts. The same can be said about getting up. If your children are anything like me, they like to sleep in during the summer! Have your child get up a little earlier each day in order to be fully rested and functioning when school starts. Enjoy the rest of the summer!

Kristi Carré holds a Master’s Degree in Teaching with an emphasis in Reading and is a 4th grade teacher in the Franklin Special School District.

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The Crag

Cool Springs Indoor Climbing Facility

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he Crag at Cool Springs is an indoor climbing facility (also known as a climbing gym). They offer a fun, affordable fitness activity in an exciting, cool, family friendly atmosphere. Many amusement parks or climbing towers offer a set number of climbs for a fixed price (ex. 3 climbs for $7). At The Crag at Cool Springs, they sell Day Passes (along with Memberships), meaning you can climb for as long as you’d like, as many times as you’d like, during their operating hours. The belay lesson covers the following information: how to properly set up the belay device, how to safely and efficiently work with the ropes, pre-climb safety check, climbing commands, information about how climbing routes are created, graded, and marked. The lesson typically takes about 15 minutes, but can take as long as 30 minutes, depending on a variety of factors, including questions, interruptions, and how quickly you learn

Xbox Alternatives everything and pass the belay test. Most people spend anywhere from 2 to 2 ½ hours at The Crag. Of course, your visit can be shorter or longer, but that’s how much time we recommend you allow for. If you’re over 18, you won’t need anything more than your wallet and a desire to try something new & exciting. If you’re under 18, you’ll need those things, and you’ll also need to bring a waiver signed my a parent or legal guardian. You can download the waiver online and bring in a signed copy, but they can’t accept permission slips, emails, phone calls, emailed waivers, faxed waivers, pinkie swears or a friend’s signature that was supposed to look like your mom’s. If you have additional questions, feel free to call 615.661.9444 and speak with any of their knowledgeable & friendly staff. 121 Seaboard Lane Franklin, TN 37067 615.661.9444 www.cragcoolsprings.com

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Cuddly Companions

Adam

Prize Winning Pooch!

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e adore our Adam... RipSnortin Avalons Adam a.k.a “Bubba” is an AKC Registered (English) Bulldog, red brindle and white male. He is devoted to his family...Joe and Jeannie Leocha, and bulldogs Sophie and Arial. He loves to “bully” romp and wrestle, and is very proud that he can jump up and down onto the furniture, (while Arial can’t yet...) His favorite games are tug of war with the girls, who will sometimes gang up on him, and bully runs around the back yard. By the way, bully runs are short bursts of energy, followed by lots of heavy breathing.... Another favorite pastime is bobbing for ice cubes in his water bowl... But of course, his most favorite thing is FOOD...anything and everything, without regard to whether or not he should have it. And, if he can steal a treat from either of the

girls.... well, let’s just say he’s in bully heaven... One of Adam’s most endearing qualities is his love of soft, cuddly toys... He has a fuzzy ball that he will hold between his paws and rest his chin on it when he goes to sleep. When he was a little guy, he had a goldfish that had to be thrown away, and he looked like he was going to cry...it broke your heart. Adam will be 1 year old on Aug.28, 2010 and he was bred by our good friend, Carol Campbell, of Avalons Bulldogs in Somerville, Alabama. As our show dog, Adam has a big future ahead of him. He has won 95% of his puppy classes, and has won Reserve Winners Dog, beating the all of the other older boys, but one! Pretty good for a puppy! He made his debut on The 4th of July in the Open classes, winning Reserve Winners Dog, both days. We hope to finish Adam’s Championship before the National Bulldog Specialty Show in October, where he will be showing in four divisions. Once he has attained his championship, Adam will continue to show, trying to win the title of # 1 Bulldog in the country. Our hope is that in his future breedings to ladies of exceptional quality, he will be able to reproduce himself...his outstanding quality and better.. so that his puppies will be able to carry on his legacy....Only time will tell... yada, yada, yada. But, in the meantime, and most importantly, we have the privilege of loving the most adorable bully boy ever....... Please visit our website for information, pedigrees and links to The Bulldog Club of America: www.ripsnortinbulldogs.com. English bulldogs are wonderful companions, with very humanlike qualities. They require more care because of their unique structure, which also makes them difficult to breed. Bulldog litters from pointed and CH Reg show parents, are planned for excellent health, movement and temperament. Correct conformation is planned in accordance with the breed standard, set by the Bulldog Club of America. If you would like to feature your pet in Cuddly Companions, we would love to have you! please write to us at FF@magnoliapublications.com

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Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! by Nancy O’Leary This was the heading of a sign I posted in our yard. Now, several weeks have passed and we are holding strong to the hope that beauty can come from ashes. Having been given this opportunity to share with you all, I would like to introduce ourselves... We are the O’Leary family, and our home on Burlington Pass had an explosion on May 3rd, 2010. There was nothing left but ashes. We managed to uncover an iron cut scripture verse, its charred but in tact remains were found buried below the front door where it used to hang. “ Jeremiah 29:11” It reads: “For I know the plans I have for you, to prosper you and not harm you, for hope and a future.” My husband, John and I, along with our three children, moved here 6 years ago from Maryland. Like many, we were transplants with hopeful hearts and a blurry vision of what the future held. The journey began as our children became a part of the local school community. Strangers & Neighbors welcomed us with open arms and warm hearts. We were embracing what the future held. 12 Magnolia • Fieldstone Farms Community Magazine

The future... As a community we watched as the rain fell relentlessly that May weekend. It flooded our yards, streets and for some ...their homes. Our section of Fieldstone was really no different from any other part, until an evacuation was ordered. Our neighbors were urging us to join them at their relatives home in Brentwood. Our two eldest children and my husband were away. My daughter and I, along with our neighbors, trudged through the murky water with our pets. The moment was surreal for many of us and I’m sure there are many more stories to be told. However, in our case those families opened more than their hearts to us in those midnight hours. Never could I have imagined that the room where I sat that night, alone and soaked, would be our ‘home’ for the next month. ...but God knew! The morning we heard the news of the fire, my dear friends mother took me aside to her porch. She wanted me to see something. ‘A Sunrise’ ...one that I will never forget! Her precious words spoken to me at that moment still ring in my ears... “It’s a new day!”


There were so many more moments in those first few days that sparked hope and healing to our hearts. We saw it in the photo of our son that the fire marshal handed us. It was in the first cup of coffee brought to us. The sneakers that arrived ~ the perfect size! Clothing, toiletries, food and water. It was all there for us in our time of need. Our pain was felt by all and so it began.... to reach out and comfort those that were comforting us. In those early hours it was said to me “your kids will take their cue from you!” I think that statement goes far beyond our own families. We all have the opportunity to show everyone who experiences difficulty, that hope, peace, along with joy can still be found in times of adversity. We have all experienced storms in our lives. They come in many forms....financial, physical, emotional. Sometimes the path is clear and at other times they are very unexpected. For us this was one of those times. Clearly we had to accept change and push forward! I don’t know where we would be without this community. You

have devoted yourselves to being our source of strength in our time of grief. So many of you have embraced us, prayed for us, gave to us, laughed and cried with us. Many even helped us sift through the memories of our lives. Your support and encouragement will never be forgotten! It is written in Isaiah 61:3 “Beauty comes from Ashes”. Well, there is a beauty in each member of this community and may you all know that it is being revealed far beyond these boundaries.

With Love and Thanks... The O’Leary Family John, Nancy, Erin, Christopher & Kelsey

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Food & Drink

Stromboli Bread by Stephano Mazzella

Stephano Mazzella behind the bar at Red Pony

One of my favorite Italian specialties to make is my Stromboli bread. This is a fantastic and easy recipe to follow and a great dish for parties. All of these delicious ingredients can be found at your local grocery store. Give yourself about an hour, and it will be worth your while!

Ingredients: Fresh (or frozen) pizza dough Ricotta Cheese (Polly-O or Sorrento) Olive Oil (Filippo Berio) Progresso Italian style bread crumbs Basil, Oregano, Salt, Pepper, Garlic Salt, (Italian Seasonings) Minced Garlic *Choose Italian meats and cheeses of your choice- I use prosciutto de Parma, Genoa Salami, Reggiano Parmesan, and Provolone. Make sure all are VERY thinly sliced. Typically one Loaf calls for approximately ¾ lb. of each.

Use a large flat surface in your kitchen to roll out the pizza dough with a rolling pin. Spread a little flour and bread crumbs on the surface for seasoning and to prevent the dough from sticking. Roll the dough thin (not thin enough to tear) and about the size of an average pizza. With a spatula, generously spread a layer of Ricotta cheese, leaving about ½ inch to spare around the edge. Sprinkle Italian seasonings, minced garlic, and a little olive oil. Start layering your Stromboli bread with your thinly sliced imported meats and cheeses. Smear another layer of Ricotta cheese, seasonings, garlic, and olive oil. You are now ready to roll your bread! Gently fold and roll over the loaf until all ingredients are tucked neatly inside. Secure and pin loaf together all along the edges with large toothpicks. Sprinkle a little Italian seasoning, bread crumbs and olive oil on top of the loaf. Carefully place the loaf on a flat cookie sheet and bake in the oven for about one hour on 375 degrees. Check your bread after about 45 minutes. Let it bake and crisp to your desire! Cool, thinly slice, and enjoy! Summer is here and Mojito’s are very popular. I wanted to “mix” things up a little bit! Instead of using rum, I’m using some fantastic French inspired ingredients to create the new French Mojito. I’ve named it The Parisian. The Parisian: 2oz. St.Germaine liquor, 1oz. Triple sec (I prefer Combier, which is a premium Orange liquor), splash of Club soda and a splash of Champagne or Brut, muddled lemon pulp and fresh Mint. Fill a mixing tin or shaker with ice. Add the St.Germaine and the orange liquor. In a separate glass or tin, muddle some fresh mint leaves and 2-3 small pieces of lemon pulp ( carefully peel the lemon pulp off of the rind ). Add the muddled mint and lemon to your iced liquor and shake vigorously. Add a splash of Club Soda and Champagne (you don’t have to have both). Pour into your glass and enjoy! Stephano Mazzella is a Master Bartender at Red Pony in Downtown Franklin where his Parisian has quickly become a house favorite. Make sure you stop by Red Pony and visit Stephano for cocktails!

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Community Calendar

Local August Events Fri 6th - Sun 8th

Tennessee Sales Tax Holiday

August 2010 Sunday

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American Family Day

Fri 6th - Sun 14th

Williamson County Fair Ag Expo Park Monday - Friday: 6 p.m. - 10 p.m. Saturday: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday: 12 noon - 10 p.m.

Fri 13th - Sept 4th

A Tale of Two Cities Boiler Room Theatre www.boilerroomtheatre.com

Dollar Day The US dollar was created.

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National Ice Cream Sandwich Day

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Be An Angel Day

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Betty Boop’s Birthday Created in 1930.

All calendar content is not verified and is subject to change without notice.

S’Mores Day

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HOA Board Meeting 6pm Christ Community Church

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9:30 am - Integrated Training at the Clubhouse

Play in the S

9:30 am - Power Sculp 6 pm - Dinner at the Clu 6 pm - Tennis Mixer at

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Wizard of Oz In 193

9:30 am - Power Sculp 6 pm - Dinner at the Clu 6 pm - Tennis Mixer at

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Waffle Iron Patented In 1869 8 am - Pilates at the Clubhouse 9:30 am - Zumba at the Clubhouse 6 pm - Weight & Core class at the Clubhouse

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Coast Gua Established on 1790

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8 am - Pilates at the Clubhouse 9:30 am - Zumba at the Clubhouse 6 pm - Weight & Core class at the Clubhouse

First Photograph of Earth From the Moon Taken by Lunar Orbiter in 1966.

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8 am - Pilates at the Clubhouse 9:30 am - Zumba at the Clubhouse 6 pm - Weight & Core class at the Clubhouse

Roller Coaster Day Roller coaster patented in 1898.

National Toasted Marshmallow Day

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National Watermelon Day

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9:30 am - Integrated Training at the Clubhouse

First Scout Camp Opened In 1934.

Tuesday

8 am - Pilates at the Clubhouse 9:30 am - Zumba at the Clubhouse 6 pm - Weight & Core class at the Clubhouse

9:30 am - Integrated Training at the Clubhouse

Fieldstone Farms Club

Fitness Club and Dinners are for members and non-members. Fitness classes are $5 for non-members. Dinners are from 6-9pm Wed Sat. Call 790-9124 for more information.

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National Relaxation Day

Tennessee Wildlife Extravaganza Ag Expo Park www.exposouth.com

The Factory at Franklin

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9:30 am - Integrated Training at the Clubhouse

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Every Saturday & Tuesday Franklin Farmer’s Market

Monday

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Williamson County Fair 5K Ag Expo Park

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Orville Wright’s Birthday Born in 1871.

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Women’s Equality Day The anniversary of women getting the right to vote.

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Annie Oakley’s Birthday Born in 1860.

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National Radio Day

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National Creamsicle Day

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International Homeless Animals Day

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Mother Teresa’s Birthday Born in 1910.

Dream Day Martin Luther King Jr. gave the “I Have a Dream” speech in 1963.

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Special….. THANK YOU Parents…THANK YOU for all the emails sent in to Mr. Carre’ and Magnolia Magazine that lead to spotlight story of me & my family. It was so very kind of each of you. The emails shared with me so wonderful and touching. As a adult, my life path crossed again with Italy. I wake up to spend a hot summer day in Italy, wandering the countryside, taking time in small villages to enjoy people and food. Hillside covered with olive trees. The country has a magnetic pull for many who visit. As the day begins to close, you find yourself sitting on the terrace watching sunset, and feel the breeze rushing around the marble statues hot from the days sun. Look out to see roads white with pebbles and ancient tile roofs. Just below the grilling of fresh fish and slabs of bread. The green shutters open on windows behind you and the gentle winds slowly move across the face and through the windows. You sit silently as the blue sky turns to orange and the sun starts to drop into the deep Mediterranean Sea. As you look out over the waves….the waves sparkle as if covered in millions of diamonds. The sea dancing with diamonds….until that last second when sun swallowed by sea and the twinkle of diamonds fade. Before the death of my parents, by my 9th birthday, life was soccer in streets of Italy, then later stickball in streets of New York. Always seemed to be about family, and a handshake was never good enough for others. Hugs & kisses for everyone. Since that time, I have searched the world for what would be called “home”. A search that pulled me from 8 different countries. But in the end they could only be called “temporary homes”. You surf the waves in one country, and swim with dolphins in another. Yes, to make memories, collect menus, postcards, etc. but in some way simply to fill a void. You have what seem magical moments. Then you have moments, as I did many years ago, suffering through the loss of15 year old daughter due to drunken driver, and short time later battle with rare form of cancer. You left to wonder “why?”, and “what’s it all about”. Everyone has a story, filled with good times and times of challenge. For me, I realized, something was missing and wondered “what is my purpose here?”…. Melissa & I moved here almost 13 years ago. Our children AJ and Enzo born here. After all these years…Franklin is home, and if we moved tomorrow, Franklin…Fieldstone Farms will always be home. Parents, I share the above only as a way to say this, there are many memories that are inside me, BUT….I can truly and honestly say, that after all the years ….nothing…anywhere…has ever filled me with as much joy & passion as being able to coach your children…the sons & daughters. They have filled my life, and the life of my family, with more happiness than ever dreamed possible. For me it has given my life purpose.

I can find the words to re-create a sunset from years ago as if it was yesterday, but simply not enough to begin to describe what it has meant being able to share in the lives of your children. I feel blessed to have had them in my life. I may have needed them more than they needed me. The only thing that comes close…is it has made my heart happy. All across the country 1000’s of coaches, and numerous others coaches here in Fieldstone Farms, give of their time to help young people. Never felt I did anything special but have enjoyed being one of the coaches giving back. And any success I have had as a coach has been because of hard work of players, and surrounded by good coaching staff. Thank you to Mr. Carre’ & Magnolia Magazine, thank you to all the others coaches in Fieldstone Farms , and Parents….THANK YOU for all the emails and for taking the time. Most important…..I am honored and humbled to have been allowed to share in the lives of your children. Your kindness will never be forgotten. May your lives be filled with passion. Coach Anthony Roselli

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by Brian Bachochin Calvary Chapel Franklin So here we are... The sun is beginning to set on yet another summer, and the countdown has begun. How many days are left? Ask your kid that question and he’s not only likely to know what you’re talking about, but he’ll probably know the number as well. I mean, this is THE countdown we’re talking about. Seems like young men & women everywhere had just broken into the first chorus of “School’s Out for Summer,” but alas... In our house, we’re preparing for the first day of 2nd grade WOW! My wife Julie & I have been working with our little Nina, helping her get back into the swing of things; reading books at night before bed, squeezing in a math problem here and there making sure she remembers what she learned last year as she gets ready to embark on this year’s adventure. This is one of those moments when I’m struck hard by how quickly my little girl is growing up, and how fast time goes by. As I’m writing this, I’m thinking about the lessons that she’ll learn this year; both in school, and in life. The last couple of years have been big ones. In that short time, our little princess learned, among other things, how to swim, ride her bike (without training wheels), roller skate, read and write. I remember when she was first learning to read - and thinking how challenging it is for these little minds to learn the shapes and sounds of these strange characters on the page - but she got it! She picked it up, and now it’s a part of her. What will she pick up this year that will become a part of her - shaping her as she grows up? When I think about that question, I’m reminded of the valuable insight that one father, a man named David, passed along to his son, Solomon. David told Solomon: “As for you, my son Solomon, know the God of your father, and serve Him with a loyal heart and with a willing mind; for the LORD searches all hearts and understands all the intent of the thoughts. If you seek Him, He will be found by you; but if you forsake Him, He will cast you off forever. Consider now, for the LORD has chosen you to build a house for the sanctuary; be strong, and do it.” (1 Chr. 28:9-10) Now, this wasn’t something that Solomon would necessarily have learned in school (can you imagine!), but rather, it was something that his father shared with him. Interestingly, this was one of the last things that Solomon would learn from his father before the older man passed away. This father knew that it would be important for his son to understand the value of knowing and walking with God, and to recognize that the Almighty had created him with a purpose in mind. What a lesson! And what a foundation for David to build into his son’s life. In the years that would follow, Solomon would go on to investigate and experience every pleasure under the sun (Ecc. 2:10), and to discover the meaninglessness of so many of these pursuits (Ecc. 1:2). In the end, the man who would become known as the wisest to ever live came to understand and appreciate the wisdom in what his father had shared with him years before (Cp. Ecc. 12:13). Solomon no doubt cherished the memory of his father David’s words, and likely had them in mind when he wrote the proverb: “Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it.” (Prov. 22:6) So much of what our kids learn about life is, unfortunately,

Monthly Message learned the hard way. But so much of what we teach them can go a long way to instill in them the wisdom to avoid the unnecessary wipe-outs, or at least provide a softer place to land when they fall. Classes might be starting soon, but when it comes to our sharing the most important lessons in life with our children, it seems that school is always in session. I’m thankful for the teachers that our young people will have this coming year! I’m glad someone will teach them about the presidents, show them how to dissect frogs and help them learn the periodic table of the elements (Though I have to admit that, years later, I’m still not convinced about this whole algebra thing). But I’m also thankful for the influence that we, as parents still have in our kid’s young lives. It’s special, even sacred...and though we hope to always have that place in our kid’s lives, it may not last forever. So I pray that God would give us words like David’s to share with our kids when those “teachable moments” arise. - After all, for some of us the teen years are coming... God help us!

Brian Bachochin is the Pastor of Calvary Chapel Franklin and is a resident of Fieldstone Farms

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HE R O P O R T R A I T S O

HO N O R I N G L I F E T HR O U G H A R T

ut of the ordinary – often the extraordinary is born! Everyone has a hero in his or her life – someone who does astonishing things like the hundreds of thousands of men and women who have sacrificed or compromised their lives in the line-of-duty or in the 9/11 attacks. All of these people are heroes and should be honored for their selfless commitment to serving our country. Hero Portraits was began in the winter of 2009 by Darrell and Kimberly Lynn after receiving a heart-wrenching call from a fallen soldier’s mom requesting a hand painted oil portrait of her son. Since that one phone call, Hero Portraits has developed into a national campaign by which heroes from all walks of life can be remembered and honored. Their mission is simple in words, but great in actions. To donate to every family a hand-painted portrait of their hero who has sacrificed to protect, preserve, and provide for the 20 Magnolia • Fieldstone Farms Community Magazine

citizens of the United States of America. “My wife and I have been searching for a way to recognize those who support and protect us every day” says Darrell. “This project was formed with this very premise in mind, and it is our goal to make sure that the heroes of this country are never forgotten. We think it’s time this country stands up and honors those who have honored us.” Darrell Lynn is no stranger to success. He spent the majority of his career building an international Company with offices around the world, including virtually every continent. In 2000 he took this public company private through a leveraged buyout. During his tenure as President, CEO, and Chairman, he oversaw an aggressive expansion effort resulting in the start-up and growth of many related companies. In 2007 he orchestrated the sale of this private company to a Philadelphia based public company, thus allowing


him the time to move forward with his passion of finding a way to give to others. Mr. Lynn graduated Cum Laude from the University of Memphis in Finance, and continued his professional executive management educations through concentrated Executive training at UCLA (Mergers and Acquisitions) and Duke University (Strategic Growth Management). He presently is the Chairman of Hero portraits, Inc. and sits on the Board of the Eric Trump Foundation, which provides significant resources to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. Some of those who sit on the Honorary Board for Hero Portraits include Naomi Judd, Wynonna Judd, Charlie Daniels, Julie Gold, Jon OndraDarrell and Kimberly Lynn sik, Marty Berman, Geraldo Rivera, Dr. Jamie Huysman, Retired General Burwell Baxter Bell, Retired General Charles Wald, Retired General Richard Cody and Retired Rear Admiral Robert C. Crates. A very special thanks to Dena Divito of Fieldstone Farms for providing the information for this story. Please visit www. heroportraits.org for more information and to watch their sponsor video or any of their individual Hero Videos. We can all do something to honor those who have given dearly of

themselves. Please take the time to get involved in Hero Portraits. You can help in many ways. Whether you make a donation, volunteer your time, or your company becomes a national sponsor, please remember that your involvement will assist in honoring all the men and women of this country – our friends, neighbors and even our children. By taking action, you are taking part in healing the soul of America. For more information, please contact the Publicist for Hero Portraits, Dena Divito at Divitod@aol.com.

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Health August is National Immunization Awareness Month History, Facts, and New Requirements From The Tennessee Department Of Health by Christina Bender, MSN, RN “Time to get your shots!”. These are the words we have all dreaded to hear as a child, teenager, and even as an adult. No one wants to have a needle deliberately stuck into their body or risk feeling a bit under the weather after receiving a vaccine. However, within our society, it is the development and use of vaccines that has reduced the prevalence of many diseases and put others into extinction. Although early forms of inoculation have been practiced for greater than 2000 years, the first actual vaccine was not developed until 1796; the smallpox vaccine. Smallpox was one of the most devastating diseases known to man. Century after century, the disease decimated communities and ultimately changed the course of history. A plan to eradicate the disease through vaccination was put into place in 1967 by the World Health Organization. In 1977, just 10 years after the campaign, the last natural case of smallpox occurred. In 1980 the World Health Organiza-

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tion endorsed the declaration of smallpox as an eradicated disease. Our community, unlike those before us, has the opportunity to experience life without diseases such as smallpox, measles, mumps, rubella, and polio. A concept known as community immunity can protect the entire community by making certain that a high percentage of the population is immunized. If the majority of the community is immunized then those who are not will be indirectly protected because the disease has little opportunity to spread to others. On the other hand, if the majority of the community is not immunized then the disease has great opportunity to spread to others and cause an outbreak. Before vaccines, the first line of defense was simply quarantine. Today, there are many vaccines that are available by injection, nasal spray, and pill form. Each vaccine has specific administration guidelines that must be followed. There are also laws (Federal and State) that govern documentation, education, who must be vaccinated, and who is exempt. All states currently offer a medical exemption; other states also offer a religious and/ or philosophical exemption. Tennessee requires that those who attend child care, pre-school, school and college comply with the vaccine schedule outlined by the Tennessee Department of Health (exemptions include medical and religious). As of July 1, 2010, Tennessee has updated the vaccination requirements outlined by the Department of Health. This is the first update that the state has made in 10 years and it follows the current schedule published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and is endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). For the new school year, any student starting school in Tennessee for the first time or children who start pre-school, pre-kindergarten, kindergarten or 7th grade will need a new official Tennessee Certificate of Immunization. The certificate can be obtained from a health department or health care provider licensed in Tennessee. Take a moment to review the vaccine status for yourself/family and become familiar with all of the immunizations that are now available. Most importantly, discuss opportunities, questions, and concerns with your health care provider. Most of us are familiar with routine vaccines such as measles and influenza, but did you know there is now a vaccine available for shingles? August is National Immunization Awareness Month – Empower, educate, and protect yourself and your community! For additional information, please visit: http://health.state. tn.us/ceds/required.htm and http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/default. htm


General Nutritional Considerations by Scott Fishkind

As a certified personal trainer my area of expertise is in the realm of exercise. For specific nutritional counseling or menu planning please contact a Registered Dietitian or nutritionist. That being said, I wanted to share some general guidelines and information that has been helpful for my clients (and myself). I think most people realize that fad diets don’t work, at least not for the long term. They often lead to yo-yo weight gain and loss that not only can disrupt their metabolism but their emotions as well. It’s important to learn how to eat in a healthier way you can sustain for a lifetime. Some of these suggestions will expand on information presented in the first article though many will be introduced for the first time. In incorporating these ideas I recommend making incremental changes over time. • Meal Frequency: As mentioned in my first article, I believe that eating at least 5-6 times per day (3 meals plus 2-3 healthy snacks) is an important key to getting one’s caloric intake under control. You’ll feel fuller throughout the day helping to avoid binge eating. Another benefit is increased energy levels. Some people are afraid this will lead to eating more food than before, but you are merely spreading out the calories. Ideally you should find that you’ll eat less overall calories because you won’t be as hungry. Some experts also speak about the “thermic effect of food which supposedly is enhanced by frequent eating. • Plan Ahead: This helps you have healthier options available. If you leave your eating to chance, chances are you’ll be stuck having to make poor choices. Packing a cooler with healthy food/ snacks for your car or workplace, as well as planning healthier places to eat out when necessary, are helpful strategies. • Eat just what you need: This will probably take some time to get a handle on, but you want to eat just until you aren’t hungry anymore, not until you feel you’re overstuffed. • Chew Slowly: This helps one eat smaller quantities, increases enjoyment, and improves digestion. • Portion control: A good general rule of thumb is to think of a portion as being around the size of your fist or palm of your hand. However, you can weigh and measure for a week or so to see exactly what a specific portion looks like. Also go easy on the condiments. • Balanced meals: Ideally it’s a good idea to have a balance of protein, healthy fats and complex carbohydrates within each meal if possible. This won’t always work out but it’s a general guideline. • Drinking calories: Drinking lots of fresh water is critical to

Wellness staying hydrated and also avoided false hunger (which is thirst disguised as hunger). Watch out for hidden calories found in rich coffee drinks, alcoholic beverages, soft drinks, and even reasonably healthy drinks like fruit juices. • Calorie facts : Fat is 9 calories per gram, Alcohol is 7, Protein and Carbohydrates are 4 calories each. • A Helpful tip: Have a salad or healthy snack shortly before you eat your main meal if you’re really hungry. This will help you eat more slowly reducing the chances of overeating. • Fact about Fat: There are 3500 calories in a pound of fat, so in order to lose a pound of fat you need to create a 3500 calorie deficit through diet and/or exercise (ideally a combination of the two). However this deficit needs to be created in a way that won’t sacrifice muscle tissue so you want to make sure you are not using starvation tactics. • Write It Down: As mentioned in article 1, having an awareness of what you are actually eating is key to knowing where you need to tweak your eating plan. Even if you don’t change what you eat at first it’s helpful to know what you are actually taking in each day and from there evaluating how to change things for the better a little at a time..

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Autumn’s Child by Phil Leftwich

Whisper now the solemn ghosts of summer’s lost and golden days. They linger on the bordered bed of marigolds, bitten once by early frost, but sturdy still to stand erect in the morning’s sunlit warmth. . . scattering blooms beneath the roses tall that find their stride with cooler nights as premonitions they could hold of cloudless, blue October days when maples have the better sense to drop their bows of scarlet clothes, or leaves turned brilliant burnished gold, to ponder chartreuse buds in spring. The slanting light of dying days rides low on evening’s sliding rim of shadows in the flickering buzz, and street lights slowly coming on

fooled by evening’s twilight games calling children in from play too soon who beg for parents’ leniencies of fifteen minutes more outdoors while their spaniel cocks her head wondering why homo sapiens child would disregard autumn’s first inviting, crackling fire. . . the smell of burning oak. The rug beside the fireplace hearth would suit her tastes if choices were a dog’s to make. Even children find it nice to toast their backs against its blaze. The happy flames dance like elves enticing one to memories of sun baked shoulders and the hum of spinning tires on steaming streets and wading in the shaded creek. Fading freckles- nearly goneremind the child of rolling waves that knocked her flat with laughter’s song,

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her swimsuit filled with sandy grit. Firelight seems the better now when compared with August’s burn on tender tops of salty feet. . . grown a size in just three months. . . and the sneakers he wore bare where washings did no good at all to rid his shoes of grassy stains. It matters not for fall has come as certain as the shrinking days, until the solstice and the creep of faltering and lingering light stretch the dreamer’s wistful hopes, with eager longing for the day when school is out and homework done, and bedtime’s call is sized to fit the steady track of daylight long that persists against the night ‘til purple shadows beckon rest and slowly draw their quiet shawl. . . around the child who gently falls to innocent and dreamless sleep.


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Tara: We serve children with all types of speech-language ipSqueak Speech Therapy is a private practice in pediatric disorder, including disorders of articulation, Apraxia and motor speech-language pathology. It was founded in 2009 by speech, expressive and receptive language, auditory processing, speech-language pathologists Josie Sevier Alston, M.A., pragmatics and social skills, feeding and swallowing, stuttering CCC-SLP and Tara Monte Roof, M.S., CCC-SLP. Josie and Tara and fluency, literacy and learning, and voice and resonance. We have more than twenty years of combined experience working in have specialties in the areas of Autism, articulation and language, a variety of settings, including early intervention, public schools, literacy and learning, and voice and resonance. hospitals and clinics. When Josie and Tara first met, they discovered that they both had a passion for helping children with speech Magnolia: When should a parent be concerned about their child’s and language disorders, yet wanted to find a better approach to speech or language skills? treatment than that which occurs in a clinical setting. They realized there was a great need to proTara: That’s a great question and vide speech therapy in the child’s one that we get quite often. Many natural environment (e.g., home, parents struggle with what’s normal school and preschool/daycare), vs. what’s abnormal when it comes and that parental involvement was to speech and language developcrucial to a child’s success in the ment. Parents can visit our website therapy process. Thus, PipSqueak at www.PipSqueakSpeechTherapy. Speech Therapy was formed and com and click on the “FAQ” section officially opened their doors in to see a list of early warning signs March of 2010 with this concept as of speech and language disorders. their service delivery model. If there is any concern, parents (615) 598-6301 should seek the advice of a certiwww.PipSqueakSpeechTherapy.com Magnolia: Tara, how does therapy fied speech-language pathologist, in the “natural environment” benefit because they are the experts when your patients and their families? it comes to communication. It’s so important that parents understand that early intervention is the key to success when it comes Tara: When I was in the clinical setting, I realized how difficult it to any type of speech, language, swallowing or learning delay. was for some children to carry over the communication skills they Research has shown that there is a strong correlation between learned during therapy to their home environments. Parents would speech-language development and academic and social success. often report frustration with their child’s inability to demonstrate Unfortunately, there is a common misconception that you can “just the communication skills they had mastered in therapy when they wait and they will grow out of it.” This approach can be a gamble, returned home. Certain populations, such as children with Autism because many times the child does not grow out of it. If parents and other significant developmental delays, can have difficulty call us, we can discuss their concerns and help them determine generalizing skills they learn in a clinical setting to their natural en- whether or not their child’s speech-language skills are age apvironments. By providing the therapy in a familiar setting, children propriate or in need of evaluation. are able to learn communication skills in the place in which they will use them on a daily basis. Therefore, they are able to general- Magnolia: What services do you offer? ize these skills more quickly. This also enables the parents (and sometimes siblings and grandparents) to play an active part in the Tara: We currently offer speech-language evaluations, and inditherapy session. If we see a child in their daycare or preschool, vidual and group therapy. We also offer screenings at numerous we can work with the teachers to improve communication in the pre-schools and physicians offices. Parents can ask their child’s classroom and teach them how to implement targeted communipreschool director or pediatrician if these services are available cation strategies throughout the day. Another benefit of bringing at their place of business. Other services we offer include teacher the therapy to the child is that of convenience for the parents. and parent workshops, and consultations. Magnolia: In what areas does PipSqueak Speech Therapy provide services?

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Tara: They can call or e-mail us. We can answer any questions they have and advise them as to what steps they should take. If after talking with the parents, it appears a speech-language evaluation is necessary, we can promptly schedule an appointment to begin helping their child reach his/her fullest potential. magnoliapublications.com • August 2010 25


Nashville Church Offers Recovery Worship Service

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 525 Sneed Rd., Nashville, offers a weekly ecumenical worship service on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. for the recovery community. The Recovery Worship Service is open to all and focuses on the needs of people engaged in any 12-Step program of recovery. The pastor at Holy Trinity said, “This is a very important step in our ongoing commitment to outreach ministry. We have recently opened our doors to one of the area’s Alcoholics Anonymous groups, which will meet twice each week at the church. Our church felt that this ecumenical worship service would be a logical extension of that commitment. We hope that anyone in recovery will feel welcome, regardless of that person’s faith tradition.” Approximately 20 percent of the population in the US suffers from abuse of alcohol and/or illicit drugs, one of the nation’s most costly public health problems. That figure increases dramatically when one includes other forms of

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addiction, such as gambling, overeating, overspending, and compulsive sexual activity. Since the founding of Alcoholics Anonymous in 1935, and the subsequent adaptation of its 12-Step program to other forms of addiction, millions of people worldwide have learned to cope with their addictions and lead healthy, productive lives. There are more than 400 meetings of 12-Step groups every week in Greater Nashville. The recovery worship service is being planned/led by members of Holy Trinity, recovery group members, the pastor and Dr. Douglas Himes, Chaplain Assistant at Cumberland Heights. According to Dr. Himes, “Holy Trinity is offering a tremendous gift to the recovery community. Twelve-Step recovery is a spiritual program, not a religious program. Many alcoholics and drug addicts arrive in recovery carrying a lot of baggage around organized religion. The Recovery Worship Service will provide an accepting, nonjudgmental, supportive environment in which they can begin to heal some of those wounds and move more deeply into the spiritual essence of recovery.”


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