Page 1

SOCIETY

FASHION

HOMES

INTERVIEWS

ARTS

OCT/NOV 2009

VOL 6, NO 6

$4.00

SOUTHERN VIEWS

F I NA N C IA L M A NA G E M E N T S E M I NA R

SOUTHERN VIEWS MAGAZINE

In today’s complex and ever-changing economic times, managing your money wisely can be a real challenge. CB&T and our partner Synovus Securities, Inc. can help with an exciting and helpful financial management seminar. Learn how to maximize your money, plan for the future, or just better manage your finances.

Everyone is invited!

COLUMBUS | WEST GEORGIA & EAST ALABAMA

Join us for a FREE informative financial management seminar designed especially for women.

December 1, 2009 • National Infantry Museum (Off Ft. Benning Rd or South Lumpkin Rd, before the checkpoints)

Registration – 11:45 am • Seminar – 12 noon to 1 pm Lunch will be served.

OCT/NOV 2009 | VOL 6, NO 6

Member FDIC

Stteeplechase ISSUE GIFT

GUIDE

2009

Presented by Synovus Securities, Inc. Financial Consultants Maggie Dickinson and Tami McDonald

For reservations email us at MaryLynnGrubb@ColumbusBankandTrust.com or call the Money Matters registration line at 706-649-2527. Seating is limited.

HOLIDAY


We want to help you start enjoying life again.

It’s a new day for behavioral health in our community. With a newly expanded team of certified and highly trained physicians, The Bradley Center now

offers a more comprehensive approach to behavioral health care. Specialists that include psychiatrists, case managers, psychiatric nurses and other licensed specialists provide the most integrated care possible for children, adolescents, and adults – including inpatient crisis care and day programs. Call The Bradley Center at 706-320-3700. We’re here to help you start enjoying life again.

BHUSHIT DIXIT, MD | MICHAEL ELLIS, DO | JAYASHREE JOHN, MD | JAMES MORRIS, MD | DAVID SORKEY, MD

2 0 0 0 S i x t e e n t h A v e n u e | C o l u m b u s , G e o r g i a | 7 0 6 - 3 2 0 - 3 7 0 0 | w w w. w e c a r e f o r l i f e . c o m


“ Thanks to the Brain and Spine Center, my pain is gone.”

Wylean Barnes won’t casually recommend surgery to friends. But when the intense hip and leg pain interfering with her life wasn’t going away, she knew she needed to do something. She went to the Columbus Regional Brain and Spine Center where they advised her to undergo a minimally invasive surgery. Now she’s back on her feet, enjoying her active life. And instead of worrying about pain, she’s telling the people she loves about the experience, care and healing she received at the Columbus Regional Brain and Spine Center.

For a complete back and neck pain evaluation, call 706.660.6555.

Wylean Barnes Pictured above with (L to R)

Said Elshihabi, M.D., Marc S. Goldman, M.D. and Michael W. Gorum M.D. yourhealthourmission.com


SVM CONTENTS OCT/NOV 2009

10 MAKING BUSINESS WAVES

55 GIFT GUIDE

Kicking off a new series, SVM is beginning a directory of local businesses.

Get a head start on your seasonal shopping with this year’s most sought-after items.

73 JIM BLANCHARD

33 POLO’S HITMAN

LEADERSHIP Leaders from all over the area gather as noted speakers discuss “Adaptive Leadership for a Changing World.”

Get to know a little more about the sport of Kings with one of Polo’s leading athletes, Eddie Martinez.

35 LADIES LIKE POLO

87 DIRTY JOBS

Just in time for Steeplechase, these equestrian-inspired looks will be a hit on Race Day and for the rest of the season.

SVM gets its hands dirty with TV’s dirtiest host, Mike Rowe.

99 CHEF OF THE MONTH

45 DOMESTIC CHARM

Lucy Knight shares a recipe and a few tips with SVM for Race Day cooking.

Tour the Davis’ beautiful Mountaincreek home.

ALSO IN EACH ISSUE…

5 FROM THE EDITOR Local Flair

6

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR SVM gives readers a voice

104 THE LAST PAGE A final word from guest writer Stacey Leebern.


SVM EDITORIAL

Fromthe

Editor On the Cover Taylor Myers Who is the first person you call when you have a bad day? The first person I call when I have a bad day is my Nana. She is always there for me and has always been the voice of reason. Whether I need advice or just someone to talk to, my Nana knows just what to do. Do you cry at movies? If so, which movies? I don’t normally cry at movies but there have been a few exceptions. Becoming Jane and A Walk to Remember both touched me because, despite their unwavering love, the obstacles they faced in life were too great. The Passion of the Christ was also a really emotional experience for me. What gets you out of bed in the morning? I like challenges, I like to be inspired, and I have a joy for life. What is the most rewarding experience you have had and what made it so? The most rewarding experience I have had was when I volunteered with The Harris County Humane Society last summer. Helping animals find permanent, loving homes meant so much to me because otherwise they would have been euthanized. What famous person, living or dead did you admire when you were growing up? Alexis Bledel. She played the role of Rory Gilmore on my favorite television series The Gilmore Girls. Not only is she a great actress but also a respectable person. It is not easy to maintain a good image while being constantly scrutinized by the media, but she has successfully done so. What do you think is the most important value in a relationship or friendship? I think the most important value in any relationship is honesty. Without trust all relationships are destined to fail. What‘s the one thing would you like to change about the world? I would like to change our culture’s obsession with money. Geoffrey Chaucer wrote: "The love of money is the root of all evil" and I strongly agree. Most crimes are motivated by the absence of money or the desire to have more. How was your experience with SVM? My experience with SVM was not only fun and exciting, but also extremely professional. I am so grateful for this opportunity and would love the chance to do it again.

Local Flair ith the holidays fast approaching, the tendency to purchase gifts online or outside Columbus grows the closer we get. The Internet has had an immeasurable effect on every aspect of the business world. It has sped up the business cycle, allowed for new transactions, and changed the consumer’s expectations. Yes, these are all positive changes, but we also need to consider the consequences. The national and global economy fails to live up to the promise of a stable livelihood and has left our business community in great peril.

W

In an increasingly homogenized world, communities that preserve their one-of-a-kind business character have an economic advantage. Locally owned businesses and shopping centers like The Landings, Galleria, Columbus Park Crossing, The Shoppes at Bradley Park and the Shoppes in Midtown Columbus build strong communities by sustaining vibrant town centers, linking neighbors in a web of economic and social relationships, and contributing to local causes. Local ownership also ensures that important decisions of a population are made by people who live in that community and who are directly affected by those decisions.

So, this holiday, consider the real cost to a community that loses its locally-owned business base. Independent local businesses employ an array of supporting services. They hire architects, designers, cabinet shops, sign makers and contractors for construction. Local accountants, insurance brokers, computer consultants, attorneys, and advertising agencies execute the daily routines. These owners have invested much of their life savings in their businesses and they have a natural interest in the community's long-term health.

When you look at our Gift Guide section don’t forget that these businesses define our sense of place because we often forget that their success depends on our patronage.

Organizations like the Steeplechase at Callaway are also community-based entities and essential to charitable endeavors. Since it supports numerous causes in the Columbus and Auburn areas, don’t forget to grab your tickets to the Steeplechase this year on November 7th and The Chaser’s Eve on November 6th at Green Island Country Club.

Elsewhere we feature two individuals that bring their success and action to the pages of SVM. First, Mike Rowe, the star of the acclaimed show Dirty Jobs, offers an illuminating look at what lies beyond the world of nine to five and Eddy Martinez, Upatoi Polo star, spoke to SVM about the fast-paced and dangerous nature of his game. Finally, on this issue we scoured our sources to offer you plenty of pages of shopping ideas for friends and family; man or woman; and of course, yourself—with every budget in mind. Enjoy! Roberto Caligaris Editor-in-Chief

Cover Photo by S. Saxon Styling by Lyndsey Rae Howard for Salon NG 6298 Veterans Pkwy- Suite 2G, Columbus 706.494.2940 7

SOUTHERN VIEWS

w w w. s o v i e w s m a g . c o m


SVM LETTERS

This Month’s

Letters 5th Anniversary

I have been a fan of your magazine for years and I have always enjoyed the beautiful photography and interesting articles. I was greatly impressed with the cover of the August 2009 issue and think the amazing look was an excellent way to commemorate your fifth anniversary. I look forward to seeing what SVM has in store for us next.

N. GRIMES, VIA EMAIL

The Art of Design

I really enjoyed the Sixx Design spread in your August 2009 issue. I absolutely love Courtney and Robert’s designs and respect all of their hard work. What an amazing family! I grew up in a large family and it seems like they are becoming a thing of the past. What an inspiration for young couples to see you can have children and still be successful business people.

SARAH P., VIA EMAIL

I cannot stop raving about the August 2009 issue of SVM. The editorial on Sixx Design was amazing. There are few people like Cortney and Robert Novogratz' that can get away with the bold use of color and pattern. It is incredible! It is different from any other designer and creates an incredible, new and unique look. I really enjoy how she adds a modern spin to classic designs.

EDITOR IN CHIEF Roberto Caligaris ASSISTANT EDITOR Sundi Rose LAYOUT DESIGN George Adkins Sammie Saxon PHOTOGRAPHY Roberto Caligaris Sammie Saxon Becky Buck Kim Campbell Vicki Molnar Margie Richardson

Powell Force

I was pleased to see the interview by Chelsea Lipocky on Colin Powell (August 2009). He is one of the few Secretaries of State that were able to retain an image of decency and openness, of basic honesty and approachability during his career. I’m sure Ft. Benning was proud to have him as a soldier in the 50s.

MARK B.,VIA EMAIL

After reading the interview with General Powell in the August 2009 issue, I recognized that Colin Powell is an inspiration to men who want to serve our glorious U.S. I was also in attendance at the Blanchard Forum and he taught us not to be afraid to try new things and not to be afraid if we fail. His appeal crosses social, economic and racial divides. His beliefs transcend demographics and in my eyes he is a public icon.

EDWARD S., COLUMBUS

Congratulations on your 5th Anniversary! I have at least 10 of your magazines still on my coffee table and I’m an avid follower of your home section. I love to see the residences you feature since most of them have something in common: they are not over-decorated, not too busy and they all look comfortable. They are wonderful examples of fine living here in Columbus. Keep up the good work.

L. CHARLES., COLUMBUS

KATHERINE D., COLUMBUS

Hearing from our readers is important to Southern Views Magazine. Send your comments to: The Editor, Southern Views Magazine, 1214 First Avenue, 5th Floor, Columbus, GA 31901 or fax us at 706.507.0491. You can also email us at editor@soviewsmag.com. We reserve the right to edit letters for length, clarity and style. w w w. s o v i e w s m a g . c o m

SOUTHERN VIEWS MAGAZINE

CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Stacey Leebern Lane Mobley ADVERTISING DESIGN Sammie Saxon INTERN Amber Grim ADVERTISING Becky Buck, 706.326.0043 SOUTHERN VIEWS MAGAZINE 1214 First Avenue, Suite 500 Columbus, Georgia 31901 706.507.0451 tel 706.507.0491 fax www.soviewsmag.com Southern Views Magazine is published Bi-Monthly by Jang Media Group. Reproduction in whole or in part of any text, photographs or illustrations without written permission from the publisher is strictly prohibited. SUBSCRIPTION PRICE $22 for 6 issues, $40 for 12 issues POSTMASTER Send change of address to: Southern Views Magazine 1214 First Avenue, Suite 500 Columbus, Georgia 31901 Allow five weeks for change of address. Send both old and new address. SUBMISSIONS Southern Views Magazine accepts no responsibility for the return of submitted manuscripts, artwork, photographs or images of any kind whatsoever, whether solicited or unsolicited. A self-addressed, stamped envelope must accompany any request for the return of submissions. Opinions of Southern Views Magazine guest writers are not necessarily those of the Editor. Member of the Greater Columbus Chamber of Commerce and Georgia Chamber of Commerce. Printed in the USA by Craftmasters, Inc.

OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2009

8


MAKING WAVES

MAKING BUSINESS

WAVES

s economy woes affect everyone in the nation, it becomes evident that, as consumers, we need to do our part. SVM takes that responsibility very seriously and is proud to present a new series that will honor area businesses. Every issue we will spotlight some of the very establishments that are keeping our local economy afloat. By showcasing the ABCs of our hometown businesses, we are tipping our hat to area retailers and offering our support to their hard work. Every issue, SVM will bring you several Columbus businesses that are doing their part to keep our community thriving. Starting with ‘A’ we are making our way through the alphabet of Columbus commerce to bring you a comprehensive index of the companies that make up the region’s financial well-being. svm

A

FEATURING: A Cut Above Landscape Management A-Com Ace Hardware Acura of Columbus Alexander Electric Company The Allergy Center at Brookstone Andras Allen Starr Architecture Animal Emergency Hospital Automated Door Ways John S. Avant, DDS

w w w. s o v i e w s m a g . c o m

OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2009

10


MAKING SVM INTERVIEW WAVES

A-COM 1-800-323-2266 www.acom.us

omplete protection is a luxury many of us cannot live without. We will go to great lengths to ensure the things that are most precious to us stay safe. A-Com is here to aide us with the constant struggle for safety and security. Established in 1973, A-com has grown to become one of the nation’s largest privately owned security and communications corporations Originally a fire alarm company, A-com now offers everything from security systems to electronic data storage, fire protection to telecommunications and monitoring services to home integration. A-com is dedicated to providing their customers with quality products and dependable service at a fair value. With headquarters here in Columbus, Georgia, they have maintained their small business sensibility, yet offices region-wide allow for fast and efficient service; a characteristic that is vital when it comes to security. For the safekeeping of what is important, trust the professionals at A-Com.

C

MAKING A CUT ABOVE LANDSCAPE MANAGEMENT 706-561-2960 • www.acutabove.cc

hen imagination meets technical knowledge and precision, amazing things will always result. A Cut Above Landscape Management provides expert and creative solutions to all of your landscaping needs. Serving the Columbus and Atlanta area since 1989, A Cut Above has become known for not only their professionalism when it comes to stylish tasks, such as creating ponds and waterfalls, but also for their propensity for performing every job, like brick paving, irrigation, and debris removal, to the highest degree of quality. A Cut Above is trusted with the landscaping responsibilities of high profile locales, such as the Formal Garden at the President’s House at Auburn University, Tim Hudson Sports Academy in Phenix City, and the Center for Disease Control at Emory University. If you want to change the land around your home, invite A Cut Above Landscape Management to turn the ideas of your imagination into a reality that you will be proud of.

W

WAVES

w w w. s o v i e w s m a g . c o m

OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2009

12


MAKING SVM INTERVIEW WAVES

ACE HARDWARE 706-322-6545 www.acehardware.com

aving served this area for over 50 years, Hamilton Ace Hardware is a household name in Columbus when it comes to home repair and maintenance. They do it all; from building and repairing window screens to cutting glass to selling hunting licenses they are a dependable name for Columbus and the surrounding area. Not just a general line hardware store any longer, Hamilton Ace Hardware is the authorized Benjamin Moore Paint dealer and offers computer-calibrated paint matching. By being such a trusted staple in our community, they work hard to meet all your needs under one roof. Relying on a reputation for loyalty and trustworthiness, they are the place to go when you are facing down those daunting projects. Whether you need a new key made and your doors rekeyed or to fill your propane tank, Hamilton Ace Hardware is the helpful hardware place.

H

MAKING ACURA OF COLUMBUS 866-981-9676 www.acuraofcolumbus.com

ne of life’s greatest thrills is driving off the lot behind the wheel of a new car. That thrill is compounded with the ownership of a car that is among the most sought after in America‌ the Acura. With a model to satisfy every lifestyle, Acura is the leading brand when it comes to luxury vehicles and the Columbus Acura dealership is the place to go to make your automotive dreams come true. Not just a local dealership, they also provide a full line of services dedicated to local customers; from car repairs performed by expert mechanics, to modelspecific parts to financing car loans. Sustained interest in industry trends and characteristic results are expertise unparalleled in other dealers. They strive to provide the latest news, promotions and events to the consumer with the hope that it will enhance the shopping experience. With the beautiful new complex in North Columbus, Acura of Columbus can provide an amazing retail occasion for every car-enthusiast.

O

WAVES

w w w. s o v i e w s m a g . c o m

OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2009

14


MAKING SVM INTERVIEW WAVES

ALEXANDER ELECTRIC CO. 706-327-1502 www.alexander-electric.com

lexander Electric Co. is widely recognized in our community as the premier electrical service provider. They have served the Columbus area since 1948 and provide a full range of services. Because of their long standing commitment to the community, and their dedication to honesty and integrity, they are selected to be involved in many projects in our community. Committed to this relationship, Alexander Electric Co. stays active in the community by supporting many community needs and involving team members in service work for charitable organizations. Realizing that the future of their company largely depends on customer satisfaction, they strive to continually improve in the quality of their service. As Alexander Electric Co. transforms into its third generation of family ownership, they promise to remain committed to customers, team members and the community.

A

MAKING ALLERGY CENTER 706-324-4012 www.allergybrookstone.com

on’t let the changing season and temperatures ruin your fall by aggravating your allergies. The hardworking physicians at the Allergy Center at Brookstone are dedicated to providing personalized evaluations and comprehensive treatments to patients suffering from asthma and allergy-related illnesses. The Allergy Center provides a number of thorough treatments ranging from asthma therapy to more complicated treatments like evaluating immunodeficiencies. The physicians are also happy to sit down with you, provide you with insight to your allergies and develop strategies about combating future illnesses. They also provide valuable information on local pollen counts. The main office is located in Columbus, but they also have a second office in Lagrange. The next time your allergies have you under the weather, let the physicians at the Allergy Center at Brookstone get you back on your feet.

D

WAVES

w w w. s o v i e w s m a g . c o m

OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2009

16


MAKING SVM INTERVIEW WAVES

ANDRAS ALLEN STARR ARCHITECTURE 706-596-6923 • www.aas-arch.com

entrification of our area is a heavy responsibility, but one that the architects at Andras Allen Starr (AAS) take very seriously. With a love for design that runs as deep as theirs, they were a natural choice to help create some of our area’s most noted structures. Designing CSU’s Cunningham Center, the new Rigdon Road Elementary School, projects at St. Francis and Doctor’s Hospitals, Hughston Clinic, and the new John P. Thayer YMCA, this firm has their feet planted firmly in our community’s future. Opened in 2001 by Sam Andras, Scott Allen and Michael Starr, the architecture firm is passionate about design and is dedicated to establishing relationships built on integrity and commitment, and to providing their clients and their communities with architecture of purpose. AAS believe that craft is realized through a rigorous methodology that embraces authenticity through site, goals, budget, technology, program, materiality and sustainability.

G

MAKING ANIMAL EMERGENCY CENTER 706-324-6659

ou share your food with them, you buy toys for them, you smile as you watch them as they sleep. Your pets get your devoted love and attention, so why settle for second-hand medical care? The staff at Animal Emergency Center devotes themselves to offering your pet the same attention and care that you feel it deserves. The doctors not only provide expert opinions and insight to the ailments of your pet, they also treat your pet with care and tenderness. Because accidents and emergencies can occur at any moment, Animal Emergency Center offers service seven days a week, 24 hours a day and they stay open on holidays, as well. Life-threatening emergencies are given priority treatment and the doctors work tirelessly to give your pet thorough and prompt attention. So when your pet needs trustworthy medical care, go to Animal Emergency Care and let the doctors reunite you with the pet you fell in love with.

Y

WAVES

w w w. s o v i e w s m a g . c o m

OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2009

18


MAKING SVM INTERVIEW WAVES

AUTOMATED DOOR WAYS, INC. 866-572-3667 www.automatedoorways.com

e may take for granted the automatic opening of a door when we step near it and we may not give too much thought to the company behind this service. Automated Door Ways, Inc likes it that way. Founded in 2005, they find ways to create or improve upon existing structures so that you end up with the perfect solution for the threshold of your business. They work tirelessly with decades of experience to make sure their products and service perform with maximum efficiency and seamless execution. With state-of-the-art dispatch software and Global Positioning Systems, Automated Door Ways can service virtually any door in the Alabama, Georgia or Florida Panhandle regions. The highest priority of ADW is a satisfied customer. They proudly serve their clients and maintain the highest level of customer service and are willing to work hard to earn business. Although Automated Door Ways is a small business, it is their structure that offers agility and flexibility in meeting customers’ needs. After all, there is no room for mediocrity in small business.

W

MAKING JOHN S. AVANT, DDS 706-327-4513 www.drjohnavant.com

smile can change a person’s life. The office of Dr. John S. Avant provides preventive, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry for the entire family. Dr. Avant and his experienced team understand and stress the importance of good dental hygiene and oral health. Committed to providing exceptional care, they utilize digital technology to give you comprehensive treatment from the time you walk in for your initial visit. With dentistry's many advances, you no longer have to settle for stained, chipped, or misshapen teeth. You now have choices that can help you smile with confidence. Tooth whitening, composite bonding, porcelain restorations, crowns, and veneers are among the cosmetic procedures that Dr. Avant provides. Even the most subtle change in your smile can make a dramatic difference in the way you look and feel about yourself. Talk to Dr. Avant about the best dental care for you and your family. svm

A

WAVES

w w w. s o v i e w s m a g . c o m

OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2009

20


SVM EVENT SVM

Party Host Al Gaston with Jackie and Sam Rawls. Lindley Gaston and Rachel Sebastian

Charlie Cumiskey and Katie Jacobson.

John and Patti Hasting with Helen Neal and her son, Carter Neal.

Loretta Flowers, Kent Butler and Nancy Gunby.

Virginia Straus with Margaret McCormick, John Schley and Sara Wilson. Margie Richardson, Sara Wilson, Celia Jenkins, Laura and Susan Mitchell and Bitsy Dedwylder.

Les Bon TEMP ROULER

Kemp with Martha Schley bert Kemp. Ro er her fath

THE PARTY: Les Bon Temp Rouler was the second Debutante party of the 2009 season as Lindley Gaston, Katie Jacobson, Martha Schley Kemp, Virginia Straus, and Sarah Swift were honored on Friday, July 24 at the RiverMill Event Centre.

Warner and Charleton Kennon with Steve Butler.

THE HOSTS: Hosting the party were the Debutantes’ parents, Al and Barbara Gaston, Kurt and Debby Jacobson, Robert and Janet Kemp, Dickie and Julie Straus, Carter Swift and Teena Swift.

THE HIGHLIGHT: Attendees danced the night away to the music provided by Big Swing and the Ballroom Blasters. Chef Jamie Keating provided outstanding Cajun specialties including a raw oyster bar and other specialties of the Louisiana area. A good time was had by all! svm Bill and Martha Paull and Barbara Gaston. w w w. s o v i e w s m a g . c o m

Photos by Margie Richardson OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2009

22


SVM EVENT Past presidents: Madden Hatcher, Jr., Jerry Coleman, John Shinkle, Rob Varner, Arch Arnold and Bill Pound.

Centennial Chairman, Madden Hatcher, Jr . and Gala Chairman, Linda Shinkle.

Centennial

Joan Redmond, Cathryn Shinkle and Adam Smitherman.

Neill Hatcher, Sally Hatcher, Ashley Hatcher, Stan Allen, Lisa Allen and Betsy Staples.

USTA representative, Jay Pease and Rob Varner.

GALA

Richard Wilson Cathryn, Adam and Kathleen Pease.

William Turner, Debbie Garrett and Hudson Garrett. w w w. s o v i e w s m a g . c o m

THE EVENT: On Saturday, August 1, The Country Club of Columbus celebrated its 100th anniversary with a black-tie Centennial Gala. THE HIGHLIGHT: Guests enjoyed an evening of gourmet dining and dancing with the band, Big Swing and the Ballroom Blasters. A fabulous cake was designed by Becky White of White Icing Bakery. Cutting the cake was William B. Turner, the attending guest who has been a member of the CCC the longest. Also in attendance and making special presentations to the Country Club of Columbus commemorating 100 years were representatives from the United States Golf Association and the United States Tennis Association. THE HOSTS: Centennial Chairman: J. Madden Hatcher, Jr. and Centennial Gala Chairman: Linda Shinkle. svm Photos by S. Saxon OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2009

24


Centennial GALA SVM EVENT

Odessa Lindsey, A. J. Jain, Jennie Hannay, Tammy White, Geary White, Angela and Jeff Stillwell.

Tom Buck, Susan Buck, Pat Jordan, Jack Collins and Dexter Jordan.

Loretta Flowers, Tom Flowers, Kevin and Amanda McPherson, Richard and Jennie Hannay.

Vicky and Brad Bush

Martha Hatcher, Carol Humes and Betsy Staples. William Turner cuts the CCC Centennial cake.

Robin Grier, Brenda Hudson, Charles Hudson and Brian Grier. John Kinnett, Betty Kinnett, Mary Bradley and Bo Bradley.

Ann and Frank Land

Brad Arnold, Haley Arnold, Cordy and Arch Arnold. w w w. s o v i e w s m a g . c o m

OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2009

26


New Name… New Office… Same Exceptional Team.

New Services • In-office tubal ligation • In-office Novasure uterine ablation • State-of-the-art facilities • Electronic medical records

We started with an idea for a caring, understanding OB/GYN practice. We quickly grew into a professional team offering personalized care in a relaxed atmosphere. Our expanded office area in the same complex will provide all the same convenient

formerly Serena D. Tidwell MD, PC

services you have come to expect from Serena D. Tidwell MD, PC.

Judy McCrary APRN, WHNP

1538 13th Avenue, Suite C-200 • Columbus GA 31901 706 320-2547 • www.midtownob.com

Serena D. Tidwell, MD • Kaye Hahn APRN, FNP Amy E. Johnson, MD (left to right)


SVM FEATURE

The Steeplechase at Callaway

RACE

DIRECTOR T By Sundi Rose • Photos by S. Saxon and R. Caligaris

he Steeplechase at Callaway Gardens is a staple of our community and it takes the hard work of many dedicated individuals to make the event one to remember every year. Among the hardworking members of the Steeplechase organization is Peyton Farrar, who acts as this year’s Race Director. Before stepping into this role, Peyton served as Operations Chair and says she is “honored and thrilled to serve as Race Director, particularly for this 25th Anniversary.” Her responsibilities include a lot of fun stuff that makes Race Day unforgettable, such as overseeing the appearance of the Guarantor Tent, supervising the Race Arcade and designing invitations, billboards and souvenirs.

Peyton is proud to be a part of such an influential event that does so much good for worthy organizations.

The Steeplechase has a rich history in our area and is celebrating its 25th Anniversary by amping up the fun and excitement for race-goers. The Steeplechase was created in 1985 by Mason Lampton as way to promote the sport of steeplechase racing in order to raise funds for the arts in our area. Since then, the race has raised over two-and-a-half million dollars. Monies raised by the event go to support The Columbus Museum, The Columbus Symphony Orchestra, The Columbus Historic Foundation, Ida Cason Callaway Foundation and The Springer Opera House, as well as foster a partnership with the Auburn University School of Veterinary Medicine.

Grace, Peyto n, Helen

and Jim Farrar .

Peyton is confident that this year will be the best yet and says that she is proud to be a part of such an influential event that does so much good for worthy organizations. The Steeplechase’s Chasers Eve party, a black tie affair and silent auction that grows every year, is going to be a night to remember as party-goers get into the spirit of the next day’s race by dancing to the sounds of the Voltage Brothers Band at the Green Island Country Club on November 6th. Improvements have been made, as well, to the Kids Coral, sponsored by Carmike Cinemas, and the newly renovated Terrace Boxes are sure to be a huge hit.

As an anniversary year, Steeplechase has also designed customized Steeplechase Vineyard Vines ties and commemorative plates to act as one-of-a-kind souvenirs of this special Race Day. This year’s raffle is sure to please race fans by offering the winner a Belmont Stakes package for four, valued at ten thousand dollars. Peyton and the team at Steeplechase have outdone themselves this year to make sure this 25th anniversary is one event that race-goers will never forget. svm

w w w. s o v i e w s m a g . c o m

OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2009

30


SVM EVENT

Faye Melton, Nora Garrard and Beth Callaway.

Christy Stapleman, Bar bara Kamensky, Maxine Hudson and Allis on Estes.

Sandi Coolik and Betsy Staples

SEATED: Sandi Coolik, Peyton Farrar, Mason Lampton, Lucy Knight and Linda Patton. FIRST ROW: Claudia Garrard, Susan Cochran, Kathryn Vaught, Sherry Wade, Barbara Kamensky and Nora Garrard. SECOND ROW: Faye Melton, Betsy Staples, Allison Estes, Ruthie Hubbard and Mary Bradley. THIRD ROW: Maxine Hudson, Jenny Adams, Julie Martin, Melinda Hunter and Tammy Beck.

pton MaryLu and Mason Lam

Race Director’s

LUNCHEON

Tammy Beck and Kim Jinks Kathyrn Vaught, Sherry Wade, Melinda Hunter and Linda Patton.

THE EVENT: Past Race Directors for the Steeplechase at Callaway Gardens were treated to a delicious luncheon prepared and hosted by 1997 Race Director and former Executive Director, Tammy Beck.

THE WELCOME: Mason Lampton, Race Chairman, and Lucy Knight, 2001 Race Director and current Executive Director, welcomed the honorees and praised them for their hard work and efforts to bring in over 2.6 million to the arts in our region. THE HOST: The luncheon was held at the beautiful Green Island home of Mr. and Mrs. Don Beck. svm

Executive Committee and Staff: FRONT: Peyton Farr Lucy Knight and Nancy ar, Mason Lampton, Stephens. BACK: Jackie Thomason, Kim Jinks, Mary Lu Lampton, Beth Callaway and Christy Sta pleman.

Photos by S. Saxon Nancy Stephens, Peyton Farrar and Jenny Adams.

OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2009

32


SVM INTERVIEW

POLO’S HITMAN Eddy Martinez, a native of the Dominican Republic, is one of Polo’s star athletes for the Upatoi Polo Club, and enjoys the pleasure of traveling the world over for his dream occupation. INTERVIEW BY LANE MOBLEY • PHOTO BY KIM CAMPBELL

33

SOUTHERN VIEWS

w w w. s o v i e w s m a g . c o m


E

SVM INTERVIEW

ddy Martinez says his perfect day involves playing polo with his son Alan, in the outskirts of Columbus, Georgia; a place he finds peaceful and relaxing, while also getting paid for it. Lucky for Eddy, this is not simply wishful thinking, but instead, it’s reality. Eddy is one of Polo’s star athletes and enjoys the pleasure of traveling the world over for his dream occupation. Originally from the Dominican Republic, he moved to The United States in 1984 to train polo ponies for a doctor in Maine.

What makes a good polo player? What sets polo players apart from other athletes? A good player is any player that can keep his wits about him when there are seven players charging toward him on 1100 pounds of animal. He has to keep his head on his shoulders under immense pressure.

You have a son who also plays. Is polo an event for the whole family? Yes, I feel fortunate when I get to play with Alan. Right now he is away in South Carolina, but he recently returned from a benefit game in England where he played against both Prince William and Prince Harry.

You're originally from the Dominican Republic, how does the audience of the sport compare between there and Columbus? Is there a larger or smaller following? Polo is played year round in the US, but in the Dominican Republic they only play during the winter. Here, it’s a lot more private. There’s not a lot of promotion. There, it’s more open with larger crowds. TOP Eddy plays for the Upatoi Green team and recently competed at 30th Annual Upatoi Cup at the Columbus Polo Club. MIDDLE Eddy playing against his son Alan Martinez—in white—at the Upatoir Cup. Alan plays for the Crestview Farm Polo Team. BOTTOM Eddy leading John Eicher and Owen Rinehart of team Crestview. w w w. s o v i e w s m a g . c o m

How did you get into polo? Do you come from a polo playing family? My father was a cowboy for the Gulf and Western Cattle company. It was a huge company so we grew up around horses and cattle. We watched polo from a young age.

What do you do in the off season? Polo here is seasonal, and as a a professional you travel to different areas to keep playing.

When was the very first time you climbed on a horse's back? I was so young I don’t even remember. Horses were the main source of transportation when we were little. My dad is 82 and still rides every day; he doesn’t even have a driver’s license. What is the best and worst part of being a professional polo player? The worst thing is at times like this when the economy is bad; it takes a toll on the sport. It’s a relatively small sport and can get expensive. My brothers and I were very fortunate growing up. The best thing is that I get to make my living doing what I love. I don’t even consider it a job, really. svm

‘‘

A good player is any player that can keep his wits about him when there are seven players charging toward him on 1100 pounds of animal.

‘‘

Eddy moved to Marion County on the recommendation of his sponsor, John Flournoy, whom he had been working for since 1993. Developing over 2,000 years ago, Polo is one of the oldest team sports and Eddy is a true team player. He says his specialty is defense but he will play which ever position will create the strongest force on the field. Polo has been given the unofficial title of the “Game of the Kings” since the time of Knights and Ladies; Eddy does not feel much different. He has never even considered another profession because Polo is always where his heart has been. During a tournament in Upatoi, Southern Views had the pleasure of chatting with Eddy and also watching him in action.

OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2009

34


SVM FASHION

Photos by R. Caligaris and S. Saxon

like POLO

LADIES The thrill of the game presents sophisticated simplicity and dazzling fashion. 35

SOUTHERN VIEWS

w w w. s o v i e w s m a g . c o m


SVM FASHION

T

here is nothing stuffy about this season’s jackets and vests–paired with a bright polo shirt and fun scarf, these looks are accessible on and off the field.

w w w. s o v i e w s m a g . c o m

OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2009

36


SVM FASHION

K

eep polo-inspired outfits from looking dated by using classic accessories like knee-high boots and belt.

37

SOUTHERN VIEWS

w w w. s o v i e w s m a g . c o m


SVM FASHION

E

very woman should have a tailored blazer as a wardrobe staple. These can go from field to fun in no time.

w w w. s o v i e w s m a g . c o m

OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2009

38


SVM FASHION

MODELS: Taylor Myers and Nikki Orr. CLOTHING AND ACCESSORIES: Lacoste, Polo, and Ralph Lauren. Scarves by Burberry, Chanel and True Religion. HAIR AND MAKEUP: Lyndsey Rae Howard for Salon NG, 6298 Veteran’s Parkway Suite 2G, Columbus, Georgia, 706.494.2940. SPECIAL THANKS: Mary Lu Lampton, Paige Flournoy, Kathelen Amos, Ann Burr, Elizabeth Pierson, and polo players Eddy and Alan Martinez and Horacio Onetto.

w w w. s o v i e w s m a g . c o m

OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2009

40


SVM FEATURE

w w w. s o v i e w s m a g . c o m

OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2009

42


$25,000 “Your Way” to spend

on upgrades *

JonesandMinear.com · 706-321-0090

* Offer good on non-contingent presale contracts written by 12/31/09. Information believed accurate but not warranted and subject to change without prior notice. cf 10/13/09


SVM HOME SVM

DOMESTIC

charm

Form meets function in the Davis’ endearing new River Road home. BY SUNDI ROSE • PHOTOS BY R. CALIGARIS

45

SOUTHERN VIEWS

w w w. s o v i e w s m a g . c o m


SVM HOME SVM

he marriage of comfort and functionality is a tall order to fill when it comes to the design and execution of a new home. But when thinking of criteria for their new Mountain Creek home, Angela and Chuck Davis had only those two. They sought after highly regarded local builder Hal Averett to build a home designed by architect Jack Jenkins that could practically and easily accommodate their family of four, their five dogs and give separate space to Angela’s parents as well. The process of building was not an easy one as they began to run into the most formidable adversary of them all: Mother Nature. Once digging commenced for the foundation, they hit a lot of rock and stone in the ground. Not one to move mountains, Hal found a way around it. As they were standing at the site of their new home, scratching their heads, Hal suggested they build a little fish pond with a small waterfall to honor the natural complexities of the land. It was his thought to incorporate the very impediments that had threatened to wreak havoc on their plans. As they built, the backyard’s “pond” transformed into a beautiful water oasis with exquisite landscaping and outcroppings that is the home’s signature to this day.

T

Decorated in a

traditional style, the six-bedroom home is a perfect reflection of the Davis’ warm taste. The backyard provides a place for the Davises to do some of their favorite activities; yard work is among Angela’s preferred pastimes and every Davis likes to spend time with family and friends in the back yard or on the huge shaded outdoor living area. As beautiful as the outside turned out to be, the inside is just as thrilling. Decorated in a traditional style, the sixbedroom home is a perfect reflection of the Davis’ warm tastes and Hal’s pointed creativity, making this River Road residence an exercise in individualism. svm ABOVE: Fun colors invite spill over from the kitchen as the Keeping Room is filled with bright accents and classic patterns. Central to the room’s warm and inviting appeal is the stone fireplace; a favorite when the season changes. The striking white cabinets by Philips Cabinets house many of the Davis’ favorite things and the vibrant topiaries from Ann’s Porch bring nature indoors. RIGHT: As the first impression of the Davis home, the foyer is a warm welcome when visitors step onto the plush floor rug from Flooring and More. The soft lighting from a Fine and Funky lamp atop the cherry bureau from Browse A Bout Antiques adds instant ambiance to the room. The high ceiling rooms are kept climate-controlled for maximum confort by Jackson Heating and Air. w w w. s o v i e w s m a g . c o m

OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2009

46


SVM HOME

ABOVE: Simplicity is the theme for the Davis kitchen. Cool granite countertops from Atlanta Marble compliment the intricate mosaic by Greenwood Tile over the stove top while the stainless steel appliances from Daniel Appliance add a modern edge. Paneled in the traditional style, the cabinets by Philips Cabinets provide a crisp canvas for the delicate details of the room. Flooring by Dufrene Flooring in the same hue as the countertops adds a clean continuity to this kitchen. BELOW LEFT: Adjacent to the kitchen is this custom-built table that allows for an intimate space for the Davises to enjoy a casual meal. BELOW RIGHT: The fireplace in the living room was inspired by a photograph. The emphasis on comfort makes this the perfect room for conversation, or just reading a book.

w w w. s o v i e w s m a g . c o m

OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2009

48


SVM HOME

A four-poster king size bed from Hinson Galleries with luxurious linens from Blueberry Hill offer an immaculate refuge for Angela and Chuck to escape. The lighting from Alexander Electric only enhances the soothing amenities of this master suite as the drapes can be drawn at the end of a long day.

charm

DOMESTIC

LEFT: An extension of the soothing motif from the master bedroom is this deep, welcoming bathtub. Many a worry can be washed away as you soak in hot water and peer through the shutters from McDowell Shutters to the gorgeous view of the backyard. FAR LEFT: The travertine tile mosaic from Greenwood Tile hearkens to the Roman baths as the open design and stone bench offer a beautiful accent to the practicality of the design.

w w w. s o v i e w s m a g . c o m

OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2009

50


SVM HOME

A

s they built, the backyard’s “pond” transformed into a beautiful water oasis with exquisite landscaping and outcroppings. ABOVE: What started as a “small fish pond” grew into the extraordinary backyard retreat pictured here. With the waterfall and stone work from David Taft and the meticulously executed landscaping from Ken Ellison, this backyard is a treasured spot for friends and family year round. BELOW: An open air porch overlooks the beautifully manicured backyard and provides the perfect outdoor refuge in any season. The exquisite stone fireplace from Mejia Stone Masons will chase away a chill on the upcoming fall nights but the rustling greenery from To-Mar will stir up a breeze while the heat still lingers. RIGHT: The Coastal New England-style home is unique beacause of the stones and clapboards typical of the Northeast. This beautiful home sits in the quiet neighborhood of Mountain Creek.

w w w. s o v i e w s m a g . c o m

OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2009

52


SVM GIFT GUIDE

Buford's Brownies Original Buford's Brownies $16.95, one pound gift box

E and E Hand Held Crystal Mirror Assorted Prices

Sunday's Day Spa Gift Certificate Prices Vary 55

SOUTHERN VIEWS

Chancellor's Stinson Knits Shirts $49 each

Historic Columbus Foundation Linwood Commemorative Plate, $34

Sweetbriar Smoke Shop Cigars and More Prices Vary w w w. s o v i e w s m a g . c o m


SVM GIFT GUIDE

Green Island Mart Assorted Gifts Throughout

Grammarcy Invitation $1.80 each

Everything Musical Taylor Acoustic Guitars Prices Vary

Don Chuchos Mexican Restaurant Gift Certificate Prices Vary w w w. s o v i e w s m a g . c o m

GIFT GUIDE

River Road Pharmacy Votivo Red Currant Candle $25

Cotton Blossom "Cookies for Santa" Plate $15.95

OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2009

56


SVM GIFT GUIDE

Columbus Oral and Maxillfacial Surgery SlimLipo Procedure Prices Vary

Fine and Funky Christmas Tassels $32-$39

Columbus Museum Galaxy Swirl Glassware Shakers $26.95, glasses $9 and up Permanent Cosmetics by Wendy Gift Certificate Prices Vary

Chattahoochee Plastic Surgery Latisse Eyelash Enhancer $200 Sho Place Pajama Pant by Bee Posh $33

Jain Plastic Surgery Obagi Facial Products Prices Vary 59

SOUTHERN VIEWS

w w w. s o v i e w s m a g . c o m


SVM GIFT GUIDE

Flooring and More Collegiate Football Mats From $59

Galleria Riverside "Spice Island" Square Candles $3.75 each

William's Salon The Original Moroccan Oil Hair Products $15-$45 w w w. s o v i e w s m a g . c o m

GIFT GUIDE

Creative Interiors Main Street Toys Picture Frame Madame Alexander Pink $22.95 Roses Pussycat Doll $124.99

Traditions Christmas Magic Fairies $39.95 each North Columbus Pharmacy Nativity Ornaments $20 each OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2009

60


SVM GIFT GUIDE


SVM GIFT GUIDE


SVM FEATURE

DINING ROOM 731 BROADWAY

731

HOLIDAY TOUR 2009 OF HOMES Photos by R. Caligaris

737 731 BROADWAY Built in 1884, this home is one of the finest examples of the Queen Anne style in the District. Of particular interest is the use of the bay window throughout the house, but is particularly noted in the cut away bay window in the second story. The porch is supported by Corinthian style fluted columns above which are the classical entablature. The home has been recently renovated by owners Garry and Mamie Pound. 737 BROADWAY The Wade-Heard-Merrill house was originally built circa 1850 for William Wade. The style of the home is Colonial Revival, which is not as prevalent in the Columbus Historic District and thus makes it a significant variant character. The porch runs the length of the front

63

SOUTHERN VIEWS

545 faรงade and the columns atop brick pedestals give the house a classical appearance. The home is the residence of Tom and Carolyn Gates. 545 BROADWAY Constructed c. 1880, this home is a fine example of a typical middle-class Victorian townhouse. It was extensively restored in 1975 by Mrs. Hazel Herin and her daughter, Alice who turned it into one of the showplaces of Broadway. Architect Lewis Scarbrough of Biggers, Scarbrough, Neal, Crisp, and Clark oversaw the rehabilitation. Mr. Scarbrough designed heavy molded wooden cornices for both the living room and dining room. Jim and Terry Irvin currently live in the residence.

718 SECOND AVENUE This c. 1880 cottage is a representative example of the Folk Victorian style houses that were built in the district between 1870 and 1910. The style is defined by the presence of Victorian detailing on simple folk house forms. The house was originally known as the Fletcher-Slaughter House and is now known as the Pritchard Cottage. It has served as one of the cottages for the Rothschild-Pound House Bed and Breakfast, but is now the residence of Gaye Willoughby. 102 SEVENTH STREET This building was constructed in 1915 as the Congregation Shearith Israel Synagogue. It represents the only Jewish Synagogue built within the District. The one-story building with pebble-dash exterior finish was

w w w. s o v i e w s m a g . c o m


SVM FEATURE

102

718 THE EVENT: Mark your calendars for Sunday December 13th from 12:00 - 6:00 p.m. The Historic Columbus Foundation (HCF) will be hosting its holiday tour of homes “An Original City Christmas” featuring notable examples of distinctive Columbus architecture. THE PROCEEDS: This year, the proceeds from the Tour will benefit the restoration of 429 Second Avenue, a joint venture of the Foundation and the Historic District Preservation Society (HDPS). HDPS volunteers are not only managing this preservation project, but also giving weekly of their time, talents, and manual labor. This joint effort hopes to serve as the catalyst for future revitalization plans in the southeastern section of the District. THE TICKETS: Tour tickets are $20 each in advance and $25 at the door. Tickets available on HCF’s website www.historiccolumbus.com and the Rankin House, Sample Shop, Schomburg’s, Joseph House Art Gallery, The Butler’s Pantry, The Galleria Riverside, Ann’s Porch, and Lewis Jones Flowers & Gifts. SPONSORS: St. Francis and Burger King. svm

201

700

215 built in the Craftsman style with Classical entrance portico. It served as an office building and is now the Fine Art Studio of artist Garry Pound. It is the location of the shopping venue, the “Mistletoe Marketplace” for the Holiday Tour of Homes. 201 7TH STREET ROTHSCHILD POUND HOUSE Built in 1886 by N.P. Banks, the Rothschild-Pound House is an excellent example of Second Empire architecture. Formerly the residence of civic leaders and industrialists, such as David Rothschild, this grand home suffered disrepair over the years. On the verge of demolition, it was saved from the wrecking ball through a concerted community effort and moved intact to the protection of the Historic District during the 1993 “Parade of Homes.” Completely renovated in 1994

w w w. s o v i e w s m a g . c o m

by Garry and Mamie Pound, it is now a graciously appointed bed and breakfast. 215 7TH STREET This home built c. 1910 is a combination of Colonial Revival and Neoclassical influences. Significant interior features include horizontal seven-paneled doors, molded lintels over doors and windows and Adamesque mantels with Corinthian columns and carved urns. The home was originally owned by Dr. Arthur P. Gordy, a local dentist. It was also moved in 1993 from Third Avenue in Historic Columbus Foundation’s “Parade of Homes” to its present location on 7th Street. The current owners of the home are Bob and Susan Weigl.

700 BROADWAY, JANICE PERSONS BIGGERS HOUSE This 1870 Italianate townhouse is significant because it was the only two-story brick home in the original city of Columbus. It was the former home of several influential citizens including Georgia Supreme Court Justice, Sterling Price Gilbert. The original mantelpieces are retained throughout the house as well as the stained glass windows in the parlor. During the Second World War, it served as an apartment building. After decades of abuse, Historic Columbus Foundation restored the home for use as offices in 1977. It is currently used as the headquarters of the Junior League of Columbus. In December 2006, the house was named for Mrs. Janice Persons Biggers, the Foundation’s first Executive Director.

OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2009

64


SVM GIFT GUIDE

“Pull up a Chair” southern company, conversations & cuisine

$29.95 New Edition Hardcover

New!

Order your copy today! Visit www.jlcolumbus.com or call 706-327-4207

o 319 tried & true favorite recipes o Tour of many of Columbus’ historic sites

o Entertaining reflections & stories

o 44 beautiful photographs

All proceeds from the sale of this book will go directly to fund the efforts of the Junior League of Columbus, Georgia.


SVM GIFT GUIDE


SVM GIFT GUIDE

Dinglewood Pharmacy Nam’s Bits Cookies $7-$11

Wildwood Day Spa Me! Bath Ice Cream Soak $8.50 each Peachtree Package Store Nuvo Sparkling Liqueur $29.99

The Buzz Cajo Bikini and Laundry Bag $40

Petland A friend for life Priceless Snapdragon Round Top Collection Metal Christmas Trees $54.95 large-$44.95 small

67

SOUTHERN VIEWS

Goo Goo Car Wash Gift Certificate Prices Vary

w w w. s o v i e w s m a g . c o m


SVM GIFT GUIDE

Lane's Dermatology and Dermatologic Services Vivite Exfoliating Facial $39

Wade Cleaners Monogrammed Napkins $2.50/letter

Gloria Mani Original Artwork Prices Vary

w w w. s o v i e w s m a g . c o m

GIFT GUIDE

White Icing Holiday Cupcakes $2 each

Junior League “Pull Up a Chair” Cookbook $29.95 NG Salon Pureology Styling Products $17-$35

OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2009

68


SVM GIFT GUIDE


SVM GIFT GUIDE


SVM GIFT GUIDE


SVM GIFT GUIDE


SVM EVENT

JIM BLANCHARD LEADERSHIP FORUM 2009 Photos by S. Saxon

Born in New York City on April 5, 1937, Powell was raised in the South Bronx. Powell is the author of his best-selling autobiography, My American Journey.

Jim Blanchard, Michelle Blanchard, Luke Wolff, Brandon Page and David Blanchard.

James Davis, Colin Powell and Jim Blanchard.

THE EVENT: The Jim Blanchard Leadership Forum on August 31September 1, 2009 at the Columbus Convention & Trade Center. THE SPEAKERS: Former Secretary of State General Colin Powell (ret.); U.S. Army Gen. David Petraeus, current commander of U.S. Central Command; Paul S. Amos II, president, Aflac; Dan T. Cathy, president, Chik-fil-A restaurants; Norah O’Donnell, MSNBC chief Washington correspondent; Richard Florida, author of Rise of the Creative Class.

THE PURPOSE: The partnership between Jim Blanchard, CSU’s Cunningham Center for Leadership and Development, Synovus and TSYS demonstrates the synergy that raises both the local and national standards for leadership development. Jim Blanchard believes the two day forum is a way to offer the greatest gift to a country: investment in leadership. He wants to provide a forum where leaders can be exposed to the best and the brightest minds in the world today. svm 73

SOUTHERN VIEWS

U.S. Army Gen. David Petraeus with Carmen Cavezza and Cecil Cheeves. w w w. s o v i e w s m a g . c o m


SVM EVENT

Sergeant Major Earl Ric Maj. Gen. Michael Fer e, Chelsea Lipocky, riter and Mason Lam pton.

ColIn Powell holding a copy of SVM while chatting with Chelsea Lipocky.

General Powell with a group of students.

Helen Johnson, Richard Bishop, and Susan Andrews.

Rob Poydasheff and Mark Holladay Rachel and Mac Plummer

Steve Melton, Al Hayes and Debbie Lane.

Leadership Forum 2009

Colin Powell, Bob and Stacy Poydasheff and Isaiah Hugley. w w w. s o v i e w s m a g . c o m

Paul S. Amos II , Aflac President and COO

OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2009

74


SVM EVENT

correspondent. NBC chief Washington Norah O’Donnell, MS

Gardiner Garrard, Sean Banks and Gunby Garrard. Jim Blanchard and Dan T. Cathy, President, Chik-fil-A.

Richard Florida

Mayor Jim Wetherington and Stella Shulman

Tim Mescon, Rick Tac keberry, Lauren Mescon and Bo b Poydasheff.

Brooks and Jimmy Yancey

Trip Tomlinson, Evelyn Pugh, Reginald Pugh and Teresa Tomlinson. w w w. s o v i e w s m a g . c o m

Special thanks to Kim Rozycki and Carleen Frokjer.

William Roach and Rep. Calvin Smyre OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2009

76


Merrill Lynch Trust Company Do you see opportunities to change the world? A more caring community, a vibrant cultural landscape, stronger educational institutions?

The art of giving: Your vision partnered with the strength of Merrill Lynch.

Merrill Lynch is ready to partner with you to help make it happen. We offer you access to sophisticated solutions, including charitable trust services, donor-advised funds and comprehensive foundation services. As one of the largest providers of philanthropic services in the nation, we have the resources and experience to help bring your vision to life. Because for you, a life well lived means more than money. It means supporting the things you care about.

For more information, please call your local Merrill Lynch office: William Patrick Callaway Financial Advisor (706) 494-5338 7310 NorthLake Drive Columbus, GA 31908

*Trust services described as being offered by Merrill Lynch Trust Company are offered by Merrill Lynch Trust Company, a division of Merrill Lynch Bank & Trust Co., FSB or Merrill Lynch Trust Company of Delaware. Unless otherwise noted, registered service marks and service marks are the property of Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc. Š 2008 Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated. Member Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC). Printed in the U.S.A.

Merrill Lynch Wealth Management makes available products and services offered by Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated (MLPF&S) and other subsidiaries of Bank of America Corporation. Investment products:

Are Not FDIC Insured

Are Not Bank Guaranteed

May Lose Value

MLPF&S is a registered broker-dealer, member Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC) and a wholly owned subsidiary of Bank of America Corporation. Š 2009 Bank of America Corporation. All rights reserved.


SVM PEOPLE

svm shots The people, place and faces of Southern Views.

t. Jude partnered with Maple Ridge Golf Course and the W.C. Bradley Museum for the 2009 golf tournament and silent auction. The Thursdaynight soiree was a huge success as party goers bid on an assortment of items from furniture to dance lessons. Over $18,000 was raised to aid St. Jude in its pioneering work with children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases.

S The St. Jude Golf Committee.

Susan Buckheister, Michael Singleton and Jacy Jenkins.

Stacy Hodges and Crystal Wing

Alan Quin and Jennifer Newman.

t. Francis Hospital held a news conference on September 22 to announce an extensive renovation and expansion project to meet the growing needs of Columbus and this region. These projects, estimated at $110 million, are just another step to bring world-class health care to Columbus and the region. Construction will begin late spring 2010 and are expected to be completed by year end 2011.

Charles Clark and Judge Doug Pullen.

S

Russ Carreker and Robert Granger

w w w. s o v i e w s m a g . c o m

Mac Plummer, Fray McCormick, Bob Gilson and Jay Alexander.

Steve Butler and Dr. Edwin Page

Sam Rawls and Ed Sprouse

OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2009

80


SVM FEATURE

Wynnbrook

Christian School

“ WCS invites you to call for a tour of our campus to see first hand how they are “growing in faith and education one child at a time.” ynnbrook Christian School, a ministry of Wynnbrook Baptist Church was established in 2002 with a desire to provide an accelerated academic education with Christ at the center. Their mission remains the same today and is the driving force behind every aspect of the school; to guide each student through rigorous academics and thoughtfully developed extra-curricular activities in pursuit of developing individuals who can successfully impact their families, business community, and government. In 2008, the new school building was completed with state of the art Smartboard technology in the classrooms and the D.L. Jordan Gymnasium all under one roof.

W

athletic competition. Our new wrestling club is one such opportunity. With a successful wrestling season last fall and a full camp over the summer, we are on our way to expanding this club. This will be open to WCS students as well as children outside the school.” JoRhee Pezold, an active supporter of WCS states, “Jack and I are totally committed to see Wynnbrook Christian School become everything it can be.

The new facility is so impressive and the location is outstanding. This school has unbelievable potential and I strongly urge the parents of our Wynnbrook pre-school children and other parents in this community to consider Wynnbrook Christian School for your child." To schedule a visit call 706.323.0795 or visit us at www.wynnbrookcs.org. svm

Jean David, WCS’s principal says, “I am excited about the new programs we are able to offer our students this year. We have just opened a new science lab as well as a new computer lab. In the afternoon, through Columbus School of Music and Center Stage Dance Studio, our students can take private music lessons and dance without ever leaving our campus. Students can participate in Cross Country, Upward Basketball, Upward Cheerleading, or they can choose Spanish, Drama, or Technology as part of our after-school Adventure Club. I’m especially proud of our new Service Club, ‘Warriors with a Mission.’ This student-led group is learning to be the ‘servant-hearted’ warriors the Lord has called us to be in our community.” Shannon Powell, Athletic Director adds, “Wynnbrook is committed to offering the young athletes of Columbus opportunities to excel in w w w. s o v i e w s m a g . c o m

OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2009

82


SVM EVENT Sheri and Jessica Calhoun

2009

river RAFFLE Photos By S. Saxon

Jay and Kate McGrory, Lisa Blair, Leah and Mike Braxton.

Amber Mordic and Kelly Alexander

Steve and Kent Butler

Sheila Slavich, Pat Oehrlein and Vicki Molnar. Brad Turner, Mary Pat and Buford King.

Charlie and Susan Tillman 83

SOUTHERN VIEWS

w w w. s o v i e w s m a g . c o m


SVM EVENT

Teresa Tomlinson, Denise and Ed Kendust. Dexter and Pat Jordan, Jan Snavely and Cliff Tucker.

Arthur Bickerstaff, Jef f Serff and Tom Wade.

THE EVENT: The second annual River Raffle took place at the Eagle and Phenix Mill Complex on September 17 2009. This event is a fundraiser for the Historic Columbus Foundation and helps the HCF continue to fund various projects throughout the community.

Rick Caldwell and Jamie Lemieux

THE SPEAKERS: Claire Berry, River Raffle Chairman, Kara Layfield, River Raffle Co-Chairman, Mark Porter and Chris HarmanPatron Party, Kathy Tanner, Food and Beverage, Shannon SorrellReservations, Betty Roberts and Ridley Stallings, Decorations Bill Green and Kathleen Gilliam, Logistics, Leah Braxton, W.C. Bradley Liaison, Nell Hudson, Sponsorship, Carroll Hudson, Marketing, Jenn Agnew and Nicole Kerr, Ticket Sales, Frost Hudson, Security, and Jack Jenkins, Master of Ceremony for the Raffle. HIGHLIGHTS: A grand prize of $10,000 drew out hundreds of people and the live music from Whiskey Bent kept them entertained all night. Attendees sampled cuisine from local favorites Country’s Barbeque, Locos Amigos Cantina, Twelfth Street Deli and Catering and the Rankin Quarter. svm

Margaret and John Page

Kim Jinks and Jane Worthington

Betsy Bishop and Ridley Stallings

w w w. s o v i e w s m a g . c o m

‘‘

‘‘

Mandy Morris and John Lowe, MelissaThomas, Tammy and Jeffrey Brewster.

The raffle helps the HCF fund various projects throughout the community.

OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2009

84


SVM EVENT

2009RIVERRAFFLE Martha Cunningham and Philip Adams

ie Hyde Jack Jenkins and Jul

Shriver Tommey and Claire Jones Brooke Campbell and Doran Fortune

Clare Mobley, Joey Mixon and Kim Freeman Cathy Bickerstaff, Rachel and Mac Plummer, Bob Flournoy.

Chris and Katie Coakley Kathy and MikeTanner

w w w. s o v i e w s m a g . c o m

Jamie Farmer, Kelly Alexander, Colleen Rustin, Regina Fernicola, Traci Courville and Pam Caves.

OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2009

86


SVM FEATURE

Special thanks to Discovery Channel.

Mike Rowe, the star of Discovery’s Dirty Jobs, performs the sorts of tasks most of us couldn't bear to do but are really happy someone else will. By Sundi Rose 87

SOUTHERN VIEWS

Photo by Paul Souders w w w. s o v i e w s m a g . c o m


SVM FEATURE

bjective: To work more jobs than anyone else on earth. To toil in every state. To labor with men and women doing the kinds of jobs that make civilized life possible for the rest of us. To laugh. To sweat. To collapse. To laugh some more. To prove that hard work and fun can coexist. One peek at Mike Rowe’s resume and you know he is not applying for a job in any mailroom you’ve ever seen. As creator and executive producer of Discovery Channel’s Emmy-nominated series Dirty Jobs, Mike has had the pleasure of performing tasks NOT for the faint of heart. He has examined bird vomit, farmed maggots, repaired elevators, made bologna, cleaned gutters and dug for oil. He is a jack of all trades and a self-proclaimed master of none.

O

Before Mike became the hardest and dirtiest working star on TV, he sang for the Baltimore Opera (with no formal training) and peddled merchandise in the midnight timeslot on QVC. He learned much about live television during his three years there and worked on a few shows, for TBS, History Channel, FOX and PBS. He officially lives in San Francisco, yet he only spends a few days a month there, due to his heavy travel schedule with Dirty Jobs and his hosting duties for Deadliest Catch, Shark Week and Egypt Week Live. He stays pretty busy, having apprenticed on over 200 jobs in almost every industry and shot in nearly every state. He told SVM he works these jobs (that most of us would avoid at all costs) to “pay tribute to a nation of unsung heroes.”

When asked about the actual purpose of Dirty Jobs, Mike described the show as a way to “conclusively demonstrate that fun and hard work are two sides of the same coin.” Never taking himself too seriously, he is entirely suited to the role of guinea pig because he is decisively not an actor and the show is entirely unscripted. Mike really performs these jobs and admits to being pretty bad at all of them. He confesses, “I have sustained numerous injuries and multiple humiliations while performing the dirtiest jobs America has to offer.” He performs these jobs with pride and an unmatched sense of humor and humbly admits to the special skills of being “very low maintenance and unusually prompt.” These two things have come to be invaluable as he travels the country doing things most citizens would turn their nose up toward.

‘‘

‘‘

Portrait of host Mike Rowe next to venting gas on torch bottles. At Cash's Scrap Metal, St. Louis, Missouri. Photo by Blaine Fisher, Discovery Channel.

The show demonstrates that fun and hard work are two sides of the same coin.

Spending so much time with the Americans that keep our country running and allowing for civilized life to soldier on, Mike started www.mikeroweWORKS.com. This website is dedicated to the preservation and celebration of careers in the trades and hopes to bolster enrollment in trade schools and technical colleges. It serves as a call to arms, in the hopes of redefining our nation’s dysfunctional relationship with work. He says, “For the last thirty years we’ve been celebrating a different kind of work. We’ve aspired to other opportunities. We’ve stopped making things. We’ve convinced ourselves that ‘good jobs’ are the result of a four year degree. That’s bunk. Not all knowledge comes from college. Skill is back in demand. Steel toed boots are back in fashion. Work is not the enemy.” The website is an ample resource for the Americans looking for information about jobs inside a particular trade. Executed with the same level-headed and pragmatic humor we see Mike employ in every episode of Dirty Jobs it is an invaluable way to call attention to the decline of the trades that Mike believes is “everybody’s problem.” While most of us type on our keyboards, attend meetings and make appointments, Mike Rowe is, literally, getting his hands dirty. Whether he is acting as a gum remover, tire recycler, baseball mud gatherer or shark wrangler, his job is probably dirtier than yours. Waxing philosophical, he says his time on the show has taught him “the value of delayed gratification, sacrifice, hard work, good humor and optimism.” For the rest of us, it has taught us to have gratitude that somebody else is willing to do the job. svm w w w. s o v i e w s m a g . c o m

Mike Rowe on location at Meadowbrooke Farms in Carlisle, PA, for Dirty Jobs “Gourd Maker” episode. Photo by Andrew Cutraro, Discovery Channel.

Host Mike Rowe in “Buoy Repair Man” episode. Photo by David Barsky. OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2009

88


Anniversary NOTES SVM FEATURE

Thank you for a wonderful five years. We appreciate your coverage of the Miss Georgia Pageant and all the other exciting happenings in our city and beyond. I look forward to many more issues of SVM. You are the BEST! Tate Sasser, Business Manager, Miss Georgia Pageant Bruno and I think that Southern Views Magazine has added a lot of spice to life in Columbus. We can’t wait to see the interiors, read about the events and parties, and even enjoy the advertising! It’s like our own little Hola Magazine! Jane and Bruno Zupan, Mallorca, Spain Happy fifth anniversary SVM! You have definitely made an impact on this community. Sportsvisions wishes you much success in the years to come. DJ Jones, Sportsvisions Congratulations on your fifth anniversary for Southern Views! You and your staff have done an awesome job of covering so many diverse people, places and events. It is always a treat when our magazine is delivered! While you are great as the publisher and editor of the magazine, your photography is out of this world! Leah Braxton, WC Bradley Company Congratulations to the entire Southern Views Magazine staff on their fifth anniversary! SVM does such a wonderful job sharing all the good news of the Columbus area with its readers. The stories are so interesting and the photography is amazing. I also love how you give young journalists an opportunity to showcase their talents. Thank you! Christina Vogler, Alzheimer’s Association Director

w w w. s o v i e w s m a g . c o m

We would like to congratulate SVM and its staff on a very successful five years. The magazine’s focus on society, arts, and especially fashion has been a tremendous part of our success. We are glad that we can be a part of such an innovative publication, and we look forward to celebrating tomorrow’s styles and fashion together. Sincerely, Eric and Tatum Norris, Salon NG

Congratulations on the fifth anniversary of Southern Views. I am so proud of your accomplishments. From the latest and hottest fashion to local events, and interviews with global celebrities as well as local celebrities, Southern Views has it. I look forward to each edition. Jamie Farmer, SVM Cover Feb 2008 Margaret and I have been subscribers to SVM since the very first issue, and still look forward to each one. Congratulations on five years of superlative print journalism, fantastic photography and your wonderful coverage of our area’s civic and social events. We wish you many more years of continued success! John Page, Columbus Production Strategic Marketing Southern Views, I had so much fun working with you guys and thank you for everything. I wish you the best! Katherine Land, SVM Cover June 2009 Congratulations on your five year anniversary! You have added an entirely new dimension to our local social scene and I always look forward to your publication. Dr. Serena Tidwell, MD-PC Congrats Southern Views, on a happy fifth! Great photography and great stories. I wish you many more fashionable years to come. You rock SVM crew! Devan Fleming, SVM Cover October 2005

Congratulations to our friends at Southern Views! Our customers love flipping though the covers of SVM, and almost always end up purchasing the magazine! We all enjoy seeing photographs of people we know, and we especially love seeing the beautiful homes. Here’s wishing you great success for many more years to come! Galleria Riverside: Patti Hastings, Susan Mitchell, Fonda Carter Southern Views, Happy fifth year anniversary! You all are a joy to work with and I know SVM will be celebrating many more anniversaries in the years to come. Congratulations! Jaima Dewey, SVM Cover February 2006 A special thanks to Southern Views for reminding us of the beauty, fun and sophistication of Columbus living. There is no place else we would rather be. Here’s to many more years of SVM! Teresa Pike Tomlinson, Executive Director MidTown Inc., SVM Cover December 2004 Happy fifth anniversary SVM We wish you success publishing your elegant and professional magazine. Your friends at Jain Plastic Surgery, P.C

Congratulations SVM! I appreciate the opportunity to have been a part of such a great magazine! May God bless you with many more successful years! Lynsey Mitchell, SVM Cover April 2006 SVM, thank you and your staff for revealing the magic of Columbus. Your magazine brings a smile as it reflects the fun of good fellowship. Mason Lampton, Steeplechase at Callaway Gardens Race Chair

OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2009

90


Anniversary NOTES SVM FEATURE

I have thoroughly enjoyed the magazine for its content, articles and, of course, the fabulous pictures, especially the photos of the many fundraisers that have benefited the community. You guys are everywhere and, though I’m not from around here, I like reading about the growth and different aspects of Columbus that have virtually made this city my home. Congratulations on a job well done! Here’s to another 50 years of SVM! Debbie Seeley, Columbus Office Products, Inc. Congratulations to SVM on your fifth anniversary! I’m so blessed to know such a wonderful group of people and I’m thrilled to see your magazine doing so well! Kelsey Jordan, SVM Cover June 2009

When Roberto walked into the Business One Stop Shop (a free service of the Greater Columbus Georgia Chamber of Commerce) five years ago, we talked about his idea for a magazine and we referred him to all of the usual service providers for counseling. Roberto has always included me in his photo galleries, so I have followed his progress very closely. All I can say is WOW! SVM has become a beautiful magazine and with its new, sleeker version, it now rivals any national publication in content and quality of product. This is a success story for the BOSS!Muchos exitos! Marie Cordero, Vice President, Small Business Development/DDW. Congratulations on five wonderful years! Here’s to many, many more! Lane Riley, Columbus Museum Columbus State University’s Friends of Art is delighted to congratulate Southern Views Magazine on five years of covering the arts and the community in Columbus. You do a wonderful job! Michele McCrillis, Assistant Professor of Art History, Columbus State University

w w w. s o v i e w s m a g . c o m

Congratulations, it’s hard to believe your first publication is five years old! My, how time flies when the reading is good! This region was long overdue for a magazine that has its finger on the social pulse of this busy city and SVM not only delivers, but does so in a sophisticated, fun and glossy format. Best to you and your great staff. Kim Jinks, General Manager, Steeplechase at Callaway Congratulations SVM!!! Five years and getting better every year. I can’t wait for ten. Thanks for all you do! Sarah Knight, SVM Cover April 2009 Happy fifth anniversary SVM! Congratulations on everything so far and best wishes to you in the future. Thank you so much for all that you have done and I look forward to seeing many more issues! Cheers, Jessica Trainham, SVM Cover June 2007 What an accomplishment! Congratulations on your fifth anniversary and for providing our region with such a gorgeous magazine. To Roberto and the SVM staff, RiverCenter for the Performing Arts is so appreciative of your continued support. Darlene Hughes-Kittrell, RiverCenter Director of Communications. Congratulations on five amazing years! Even though I don’t live in Columbus anymore, I always count on Southern Views to keep me up to date with the latest and greatest of Columbus’ happenings. Your magazine has proven to perfectly blend local traditions with a broader southern appeal. Thanks for making “C-Town” proud! Here’s to the next five! Jamie Lane Griego, SVM Cover August 2007 Congratulations SVM! I look forward to every issue. Good luck and may you have many more years of success! Millie Turner, SVM Cover August 2004

Congrats SVM for being one of the classiest and most fun magazines of the south. You were a pleasure to work with. Sammie is such a professional and Roberto is always a pleasure! Thank you for making me your cover girl for the February 2007 issue. It was something I am very proud of! Rachel Perkins, SVM Cover February 2007

Five years later and you are still going strong! Congratulations SVM, on consistently delivering a unique magazine that distinguishes itself from the competition by infusing style and passion with every issue. Wishing you and the staff another five years of success! Keep up the great work! Christopher S. Woodruff, W.C. Bradley Company Congratulations to Southern Views on five terrific years! The magazine is always entertaining and informative! I wish you the best and many more!. Also, thank you for the great community and event coverage! Kim Rozycki, Director of Events & Marketing Cunningham Center for Leadership Development Congratulations on the five year anniversary Southern Views. Your magazine has added so much to the area landscape. We are always proud to share it with our new customers moving to the community. It is an informative, polished presentation of interesting people, places and events in the area. Thank you so much for giving all of us another reason to be proud of our hometown. Helen Johnson, CB&T Vice-President Community Development I love to advertise with SVM! The professional staff is always eager to please, but more importantly, they are fun to work with too! Their “can do” attitude is great! Thank you SVM! Lucy Jones, Woodruff Properties

OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2009

92


Anniversary NOTES SVM FEATURE

A big congratulations to Southern Views Magazine for making it to five years! With such an incredible group of people behind the scenes and the vast variety of subjects the magazine includes, I’m positive SVM will continue its success throughout the next five years and more. Melissa Harrell, SVM Model, April 2008

Congratulations Southern Views and to everyone on your staff for five great years! Your magazine just keeps getting better and we look forward to seeing what you look like in five more years! Carroll Hudson, Historic Columbus Foundation Thank you Roberto and staff for Southern Views Magazine and your contribution to our community. The Magazine is informative, positive, up-beat and fun… it’s just what Columbus needed. Congratulations on five years of success! Vicki Molnar, Columbus Symphony Volunteer Association (CSVA) President SVM, Congratulations on five fabulous years! Thank you for always showcasing our clothes so well! Best wishes for many more to come! Amber Mordic, The Blue Door Boutique SVM, your rapid success is well-deserved! Congratulations on the past five years, and best of luck for the future! Carley Wood Thigpen, SVM Cover November 2004 Congratulations to SVM on your fifth anniversary! You guys have been so great to me and I can’t thank you enough. I hope to see the magazine grow to new heights and spread throughout the whole Southeast. Katherine Webb, SVM Cover October 2008 Congratulations on five years of chronicling the Valley social scene. You not only report on fashion and style, you set trends and keep us all looking great! Congratulations again, SVM I can’t wait to see what you come up with next! Kathleen Holder, SVM Cover June 2006 & April 2007 Congratulations to the SVM team on your most successful first five years in print! Thank you for your friendship and the will you have to produce such a superior publication. Best wishes to you and your team for a prosperous future! Jamie Keating, Chef/Owner RiverMill Event Centre

93

SOUTHERN VIEWS

Congratulations to Southern Views Magazine. Beautiful photography, timely articles, wonderful publication. Congratulations Southern Views on five successful years and Best Wishes for the future. Vincent Naman MD., Chattahoochee Plastic Surgery

Congratulations to Southern Views Magazine on five fabulous years! From the quality of the articles to the amazing photography, SVM has set the standard for bringing attention to culture, arts, and fashion in Columbus. I can’t wait for the next five. Elizabeth Barker, Executive Director, Historic Columbus Foundation Congrats on five years of Southern Views. I am very proud of you and your magazine. You successfully serve this area with articles and pictures that portray all of us at our best. I feel that for Southern Views, the best is yet to come. Keep up the great work. Sam Rawls, Rawls & Associates Insurance Congratulations SVM on your fifthanniversary of providing delightful and entertaining insights into all that is happening in our region. Your magazine has filled a very distinct niche that portrays the incredible quality of the life we enjoy. The variety of events and activities you cover is exceptional and the painstaking efforts you take to identify all those you include is very much appreciated. Again, thanks for all you do and keep up the good work. We look forward to each and every issue. Mac Plummer, Vice President, St. Francis Foundation Kudos to Roberto and his staff for making SVM such a big success in our community. SVM has become a staple of information on cultural, social and business happenings of Columbus. My firm has benefited significantly from FLA’s advertising over the past five years with SVM and we look forward to even greater shared success in the future. Tom Flowers, Flowers-Lewis & Associates Congratulations Southern Views on your fifth anniversary, I had a great time working with you. It was fun and a good opportunity to work with a lot of great people. I wish you continued success in the coming years. Keep up the good work! Karlee Parrish, SVM Cover December 2007

Congratulations on five years of success! I find every issue I read more impressive than the last, making me so proud to be a part of Southern Views history. I know SVM will continue to charm Columbus and the surrounding area for many years to come. Melissa Tillman-Wood, SVM Cover September 2004

The Southern Views staff is always present at Columbus Museum exhibition openings and events, and their extensive coverage in the magazine shows their dedication to promoting arts and culture in our community. SVM is also a sponsor of our major annual fundraiser, the Art & Antique Show and Sale. The Columbus Museum congratulates SVM on five great years! Frank S. Etheridge IV, Public Relations Coordinator, Columbus Museum Congratulations SVM on five wonderful years! I was so honored to be a part of your publication and I treasure the memories that I made on my shoot. You all are not only a pleasure to work with professionally but some of the most genuine people I have known. I look forward to each new issue and wish you another five great years! Kelsey McGee, SVM Cover August 2005 It is hard to believe it has been five years since the publication of Southern Views! What a great asset your magazine has become to Columbus and the many communities you publicize in each issue! It is always with anticipation I look forward to your magazine to catch the news and to see all my friends! Thank you for allowing me a fantastic place to reach out to customers. Thank you for addressing such a need for our area news stands. Continued luck to you and your staff and congratulations on a job well done! Please keep the presses rolling! Jane H. Worthington, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage Thank you to SVM for making everything possible for me. You guys are absolutely amazing and I enjoyed working with all of you. I appreciate the opportunity to be part of the magazine. Good luck!! Kelly Barrentine, SVM Cover August 2009

w w w. s o v i e w s m a g . c o m


SVM FEATURE

French twist By Sundi Rose • Photo by S. Saxon

Double Gold Medal at the 2007 and 2008 San Francisco World Spirits Competition, St. Germaine is an artisanal French liqueur made from hand-picked elderflower blossoms.

Spirit connoisseurs are always looking for something new to challenge their palate; something exotic that can turn cocktail hour into an adventure. One such product is St-Germain liqueur.

Made in the French artisanal manner, this liqueur is made from the elderflower, a wild blossom handpicked by at the foot of the Alps during the few fleeting days of Spring. The blossoms are then collected in sacks and transported by no more than 40 or 50 of such men down the hillside to market. What comes down on the bicycles of these men is what makes up St-Germain’s yearly yield. No other spirit holds claim to being hand picked and thus St-Germain only produces a limited quantity annually. Vraiment!

Just like many French cities, St-Germain is a mélange curieux – a curious mixture – of some of the most exotic and appealing flavors available. Neither peach nor pear, lychee nor citrus, the sublime taste of StGermain hints at each of these and yet none of them exactly. It is a flavor as subtle and delicate as it is captivating.

The graceful and delicate taste is undistinguishable; characteristic of the Cooper Spirit line of products. Distributed in Georgia by Georgia Crown Distributing Co., the twelve inch bottle is just as engaging as the liqueur itself, making an impressive gift for any occasion because it is new and exciting in every respect.

With fun recipes like the Left Bank Martini, this liqueur will quickly become an essential mainstay in every bar. C’est merveilleux! St-Germain, determined to set the bar high for the appreciation of a good cocktail, individually numbers each bottle to ensure its authenticity for that vintage year. St-Germain also has a low sugar content, almost half that of other liquors and is 100% natural with no preservatives, making healthy choices chic once again. Make cocktail hour an exercise in experimentation as you pair the fruity StGermain with gin for a Left Bank Martini or a little Patrón and lime for a St. Rita or even a little Crown and bitters for a Paris Manhattan. With the possibilities sans fin, who could have imagined so many exciting things from such a sweet little blossom? svm

Left Bank Martini 1 1/2 shots of Gin 1 shot of St-Germain 1 shot of Sauvignon Blanc

w w w. s o v i e w s m a g . c o m

OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2009

94


BAND BASHReunion SVM EVENT

Photos by V. Molnar

CSVA Board Members; Sheila Slavich, President Elect, Vicki Molnar, President, Kornisha Brown, Secretary, and Faye Carles, Treasurer.

Erin Stuckey, Scott and Kim Taccati.

Cindy and Rick Alexan der

The Shadows lead singer Billy Ragan.

Orchestra Columbus Symphony l Gobbo. Conductor George De

THE EVENT: On August 8th 2009 four of Columbus’ legendary bands from the 1960’s and 70’s, The original Soul Proprietors, The Shadows, Mind, Body and Soul and The original 10:30 Band, played at Green Island Country Club in a Band Bash Reunion.

s involved. The sold out crowd get

THE PLAYERS: Don Morgan, Jake Burrus, Sam Ruffner, Billy Ragan , Randy Givens, Jim Gunby, Donnie Kent, Frank Land, Ken “Pinky” Peurifoy, Drew Carden, Billy Kendrick, Herb Murray, Mack McDaniel and Lee Champion. THE HIGHLIGHT: It was a night to remember for the sold out crowd as well as the band members. The Columbus Symphony Volunteer Association received all proceeds from the successful event. svm

95

SOUTHERN VIEWS

w w w. s o v i e w s m a g . c o m


SVM EVENT

Hughes Candy Watson, TommyShadows and Debbie White, The

Frank Land and Pinky Peurifoy, The Original 10:30 Band

Lee Champion, The Original 10:30 Band Ann and Jack Wright, Russell and Dawn Cail.

Billy Kendrick and Herb Murray from Mind; Body and Soul

Leslie Bryan, Camille Callaway, Dan and Kathelen Amos. CSVA Parliamentarian Nancy Carlson, Band Bash creator and M.C. Sam Ruffner.

The Original Soul Proprietors, The Shadows, Mind, Body and Soul, The Original 10:30 Band

Carol and John Woolb right

Jim Gunby, Jake Burrus, Don Morgan and Mack McDaniel: Mind, Body and Soul;

CSVA volunteers Allison Molnar, Caitlyn Molnar and Clay Miller. w w w. s o v i e w s m a g . c o m

OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2009

96


SVM PEOPLE

svm shots

Suzanne Fine

You never know where Southern Views will be next.

he Columbus Artists’ Guild 2009 Members’ Exhibition ran at the Columbus Public Library on Macon Road through October 4th. The exhibit featured 94 paintings and sculptures by area artists. Many of the artists are showing their work for the first time. The CAG’s mission is to promote public awareness of local art, to provide a medium for members to share ideas and techniques and to provide a venue for local artists to show their art, according to Eric Maddox, Guild president.

T

Helen Lee

Eric Maddox and Rebecca Kissel

Jo Farris

John Page, Kent and Steve Butler.

Erin Gregory and Sarah Hughston

Eric Maddox, Orion Wertz and Michele McCrillis.

Carley, Evie and Ben Thigpen.

William U. Eiland, Elizabeth Ogie, Lauren Mescon, C.L. Morehead, Jr., John Page, Dr. Timoth Mescon and Joe Sanders.

Lamar Dodd

he CSU Friends of Art held a reception for an exhibition of drawings by Lamar Dodd from the C.L. Moorehead collection . The event took place at the Corn Center for the Visual Arts’ Illges Gallery on September 22. CSU and the W.C Bradley hosted the exhibition that was on display until October 10th. Dodd was the most recognized artist of his generation from the state of Georgia, a passionate advocate for the arts.

T

w w w. s o v i e w s m a g . c o m

OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2009

98


Lucy Knight

SVM PEOPLE

SVM CHEF OF THE MONTH

By Sundi Rose • Photos by R. Caligaris

s November approaches, the sound of hooves begins to ring in our ears as our thoughts turn to the annual Steeplechase at Callaway Gardens. Known locally and afar as the event of the season, it is a chance for racegoers to watch a horse race, mingle with friends, and trot out the best of food and spirits. This year marks the 25th anniversary of Steeplechase and Executive Director, Lucy Knight, shares a recipe with SVM that is sure to please on this race day and beyond. Her recipe for Mustard Crumb Encrusted New Zealand Rack of Lamb is the perfect compliment to the relaxed and friendly atmosphere of the Steeplechase, known to folks in our area and around the Southeast. Paired with the perfect wine, this dish will be a hit among race watchers as they cheer on their favorite horse, trackside.

A

How would you describe your culinary style? I like to think the way I cook is more casual and fun. I love to cook with family and friends because doing anything with the people you love is always better than doing it alone.

99

SOUTHERN VIEWS

If you were to create one dish especially for Steeplechase, what would that be? The rack of lamb in the recipe given is a perfect dish to make for Race day. In fact, I made it for our Steeplechase retreat in February and it was a big hit. Everybody just loved it, so if it succeeded there, it will definitely please when we eat it at Steeplechase.

What kind of ethnic dishes do you like? Italian is my favorite. I love the different flavors of the sauces and the unexpected pairings of ingredients. It never fails to please me. What is a favorite obscure ingredient that others should know about? Love and Patience. Any recipe can be made better when served with a heaping side of these two things. What is your most memorable family meal or tradition? I most enjoy any occasion when my children are home from college. I am trying to adjust to being an empty nester. Having them in the house at the dinner table makes any meal special.

w w w. s o v i e w s m a g . c o m


SVM PEOPLE

Mustard Crumb Encrusted Rack of New Zealand Lamb Served with Mango Mint Chutney

Do you have a favorite restaurant at which you like to eat when you are away from home? My sister-in-law has a restaurant in Pawleys Island, SC. called Frank’s Restaurant. It has become my absolute favorite and I have borrowed many recipes and ideas from her. Our family has spent many holidays with them enjoying their delicious food. Name a favorite guilty food indulgence. Chocolate cookies are the pinnacle of guilty-indulgence, in my opinion.

What’s something that you absolutely won’t eat? You will never see me eat an oyster. There is something about its texture that I just don’t find appetizing.

Wine Suggestion: Trivento Reserve Malbec. This winery’s name (Trivento) translates loosely to “three winds” – a name inspired by the different winds that sweep across the vineyards of Mendoza-Argentina throughout the year and that are part of the viticulture cycle. 0ne such wind is the Polar wind that comes up from the Antarctic each winter, helping to usher the vines into dormancy so they can be pruned for the next season. Trivento was launched in 1996 by Concha y Toro, Chile’s largest wine group. Recognizing that Argentina’s strengths in wine complement those of Chile, Concha y Toro has invested close to $60 million in the Trivento project. The wine is made with intensely flavored fruit from low-cropped vines. All the wine is aged for a year in a barrel (half new, half one-year old) and then spends more time aging in the bottle before release. The current vintage on the market is 2005 and is a wine with a very deep, dark hue. It is a powerful wine, with aromas of vanilla, plums and liquorices and flavors of black cherries and spice. The structure is bold, firm enough to give the wine aging ability while maintaining its drinkability. $17-$20. Special Thanks to Brad Bush, Georgia Crown Distributing Co. svm

w w w. s o v i e w s m a g . c o m

• • • • • • • • • • • • • •

4 12-14 oz New Zealand lamb racks 1/4 cup smooth Dijon mustard 1 cup panko (Japanese bread crumbs) 2 ripe mangos; peeled pitted and diced 1 medium red onion; diced 1 cup golden raisins 1 red bell pepper; seeded and diced 1 green bell pepper; seeded and diced 3 cloves of garlic; minced 1 jalapeno pepper; seeded and minced 1-1/2 cup sugar 1 cup red wine vinegar 3 tbs olive oil 1 large bunch of mint leaves; removed from the stems and finely chopped

CHUTNEY Put the mango, onion, raisins, red pepper, green pepper, jalapeno pepper, sugar, vinegar, and mint into a medium deep sided pan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until most of the liquid has been absorbed and the chutney has thickened. Stir mixture often while cooking to ensure that the chutney does not stick to the bottom and scorch. Set chutney aside to cool to room temperature. LAMB Preheat oven to 450˚. Brush meat with the mustard, coating it well. Press the mustard coated meat into bread crumbs. (Make sure to form an even crust). Heat the olive oil in a sauté pan; when hot, place the lamb racks crumb side down into the pan and cook until the crumbs are golden brown (about one minute). Flip the rack and place the entire pan into the oven and roast for about eight minutes. Remove from the oven and let the lamb rest for about five minutes. Cut the lamb between the bones into individual chops and present on serving dishes. Serve chutney on the side.

OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2009

100


a partner

with a vision‌

the possibilities

334.502.3456 800.239.3293 687 North Dean Road Auburn, Alabama 36830 w w w. c r a f t m a s t e r. c o m


SVM EVENT

Photos by S. Saxon

Alayne Simmons and Carla Plazas

Courtney Gruninger, Katie and Chris Coakley, Maggie Johnston.

Karlie Bedgood, Blake and Jensen Melton.

Leslie Karr, Charlotte Quirk, Kristen Holt and Lisa Talbot.

Canvas

Jayce Jenkins and Ka sey Lowe

Jennifer Valadi, Amy Bontrager and Christy Hubbard.

Lane Riley, Michele Moshell, Laura Slade and Maggie Johnston

CORKS AND

THE EVENT: The second annual Corks and Canvas at the Columbus Museum was held on September 15th.The special night was sponsored by Meritage CafÊ who combined two of the finest things in life: art and wine. It celebrated community involvement and cultural awareness among young professionals in the Columbus area. THE HOSTS: The Columbus Contemporaries is a Columbus Museum membership group for young professionals and the Greater Columbus Georgia Young Professionals, a program initiated through the Greater Columbus Chamber of Commerce. THE HIGHLIGHTS: The event consisted of six wine tasting s, light hors d’oeuvres and a private tour of the exhibition Drawing Near: Contemporary Drawings from the Permanent Collection. svm

le McGuire, Emily Gibson, Michel nie Turner Micah McGuire, Stepha and Charlotte Quirk. w w w. s o v i e w s m a g . c o m

Patrick Callaway and Mary Anna Howard.

OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2009

102


THE LAST

SVM FEATURE

PAGE

By Stacey Leebern

Caligaris Saxon and R. Photos by S.

n o t p m a L n Maso

Gardens hase at Callaway orgia, the Steeplec d riders Ge an in s rs se ine ha tra lec st ep ste the be As one of the two top tion for having quality horses and CEO of , ton . Mason Lamp uta has garnered a rep ious equestrian occasion in the area estrating this race that estig orch and is the most pr gely responsible for ians in Louisville, he rode e Company, is lar str ue eq of e lin g lon Standard Concret a Steeplechase in years. Hailing from st conceived of the e as a way to fir on as M has endured for 25 n. ma g mmerc key as a youn bus Chamber of Co e as an amateur joc esident of The Colum surrounding areas. He wanted Th Pr as ing rv se ile the d the an g 1985 wh s din bu fun lum ism for culture in Co a sustaining mechan ed recognize the art y Gardens to become talk all things horses as he prepar wa lla Ca at se ha to on as Steeplec M th wi ity. I sat down arts in our commun anniversary year. th 25 er nn ba for this ens! This has been e at Callaway Gard d your sixth and seventh as ch ple ee way. What St of s 25 year as King, ha eeplechase at Calla St Gr g di in ar ow M gr d d Congratulations on ne an l ow a successfu d grandfather were you. You were cr 25th anniversary of d a large part in my life. My father an at the Iroquois ur yo quite a year for s it’ d an , ls) has playe in baby gir ural race en a grandchildren (tw re? Steeplechasing her won the inaug a Steeplechase he the game. My fat Steeplechase has be ed rt for ois sta e qu to u lov Iro yo e d my Th ire e. ed ag en insp olv ak rri ev t aw ma d in tha s an nd t rie race se the spor mother’s ha an and I started a deeply involved in After t same day for my orge Sloan, Paul Slo ver. It was run for charity as well. shville and on tha Ge s Na tie in en se tw ha my lec In ep . Ri fund Ste ea io a ar t Oh rt tha sta the in to on s es to chariti my father’s farm e of my goals wa at on d le an vil en e uis major contributor pp erc Lo ha mm it in help make le Steeplechase s Chamber of Co family all agreed to $2,600,000 to the d an into The Hardscuff I became President of the Columbu ds en fri od Go d over s, lechase. , the race has funde moving to Columbu source of funding would be the steep tive today. Happily ny and the Callaway Foundation. e ac Th ll sti ts. e ar ar the rs tee for r lun raise mpho of vo le and the legions Society and The Sy and these loyal peop s Museum, the Columbus Historical career started in bu chase? My racing ple lum ee Co St e cing a Th in r, d ge ce rin Sp bilt and started ra you ever ra I went on to Vander before and a fellow d fox hunter. Have m. an the ian in str tra ue to s eq d rse race lishe p ho You are an accomp t up before school at 5 AM and gallo called Padre. I had never been in a ght hard, ge rse e. Padre and I fou lin ish fin the ed high school. I would won my first race in Atlanta on a ho ch oa pr ap we as I rrier riding my sophomore year. herd me into a ba wn for hazardous Mcloughlin tried to my ex-friend Irish. He was taken do rider named Irish by er paled on the barri s. avoiding being im a good field of horse ng ati be by ce ra ama. and I won the k, Alab zpatric to it F an me e in as ch unting What does Steeple vision for the n fox h ur ampto L n o you and what is yo s Ma Callaway in the Steeplechase at se is a ha lec ep ste e Th s? next 25 year of living, giving grand celebration that is its own. It t en ev an Columbus r d to showcase ou is a great weeken re he ch mu is so quality of life. There focus on the we if ed joy en be to nd us. magnificence arou accomplished to Much has been m d quality of life fro enrich our area an ent to nm tai ter en to re food to architectu lernment. The steep education to gove part in its y pla ly, ful pe chase will, ho g. The Steeplechase keeping the ball rollin sample the good to y wa is one happy d us. things that surroun

w w w. s o v i e w s m a g . c o m

OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2009

104


SVM FEATURE

Don Be Lamptonck and Mason L am Bronze A ward to pton presenting Tracy W illey in 2 The 007.

THE LAST PAGE

Mason Lampton

You wrote the fore word for two book s; one of which th about that experie e Prince of Wales nce? The first book also wr is a forties. It is a wond erful book about fox reprint of Gone Away, written by my ote a foreword for. Can you tell us a little asked by Derryda hu grandfather, Mason nti ng , describing le Press to write the foreword. Jim Mea it in a warm, passionate, primal ma Houghland, in the late a foreword to his nn ds, the great Engli last book, Going sh foxhunting photo er. I was honored to be Ho photographing fox grapher, asked me hunting his life’s wo me. He is a legend among foxhunte to write rs in England an rk. I first met Jim England. George d America and ha became the leadin g amateur in Engla almost thirty years ago at George s made photographed Ben and Jane Sloan’s nd and Jim was the Hardaway and l fox wedding in re taking pictures President of our of it all. Jim came national foxhunting hunting. When Jim’s book was pu over and blished, this old fri orga represent North Am ends erica. I was flattered nization, The Masters of Foxhou nds Association, ga hip helped. Serving as to be asked, in any ve me enough sta event. What is your fond ture to est Hounds went away fox hunting memory? I remember a great run in 1970 in full cry after a with Ben Hardaway fox and I, alone, wa brilliant intensity as at s lucky enough to we crossed a coun try that I had neve go with them. They Fitzpatrick, Alabama. Old Acres who ha r seen. On and on, d a huge stride an ran for over an ho they d wa ur in ran their fox to sa nctuary in a hole in s a great jumper, making cross-coun went without a pause. I rode a horse na try the earth. I looked the road and trotte med fli gh t all the more around totally lost. d in The hounds, Old Ac fun. Finally, the hounds It had been an exhil a direction that I hoped was right. res and I made ou All ended well as arating dash. r I saw our trailers after about an hour way to The weekend of Th of travel. e Steeplechase at Callaway is a time of us look forwar that many d to. What is your favorite part of th I take great pleasur e weekend? He would get e in started in high school. racing is spectacula seeing people have fun as the day un Mason’s racing careerAM and gallop horses to train them. folds. The r as the best traine rs and horses in Am there to compete. Th up before school at 5 erica are e ho to win the Eclipse Aw rses that win the Aflac Novice race often go on ar in our sport. This qu d for Steeplechasing, which is the hig hest honor ality of racing make s the day very real and provides a fou for the crowd ndation for all the activities that take this amazing test of place around horse and rider. Th e ambiance of the people and that ma day captures kes the idea of the race the more special an d compelling for all 25 years ago all of us who make it happen . svm

,000 to n $2,600 more thaistorical Society, rs a e y e ver th bus H y Foundation. e Colum funded o a race has bus Museum, thy and the Callaw e s a h c le m n p o lu e h o te p C S m e y e h Th nger, T he Columbus S The Spri T

105

SOUTHERN VIEWS


We want to help you start enjoying life again.

It’s a new day for behavioral health in our community. With a newly expanded team of certified and highly trained physicians, The Bradley Center now

offers a more comprehensive approach to behavioral health care. Specialists that include psychiatrists, case managers, psychiatric nurses and other licensed specialists provide the most integrated care possible for children, adolescents, and adults – including inpatient crisis care and day programs. Call The Bradley Center at 706-320-3700. We’re here to help you start enjoying life again.

BHUSHIT DIXIT, MD | MICHAEL ELLIS, DO | JAYASHREE JOHN, MD | JAMES MORRIS, MD | DAVID SORKEY, MD

2 0 0 0 S i x t e e n t h A v e n u e | C o l u m b u s , G e o r g i a | 7 0 6 - 3 2 0 - 3 7 0 0 | w w w. w e c a r e f o r l i f e . c o m


SOCIETY

FASHION

HOMES

INTERVIEWS

ARTS

OCT/NOV 2009

VOL 6, NO 6

$4.00

SOUTHERN VIEWS

F I NA N C IA L M A NA G E M E N T S E M I NA R

SOUTHERN VIEWS MAGAZINE

In today’s complex and ever-changing economic times, managing your money wisely can be a real challenge. CB&T and our partner Synovus Securities, Inc. can help with an exciting and helpful financial management seminar. Learn how to maximize your money, plan for the future, or just better manage your finances.

Everyone is invited!

COLUMBUS | WEST GEORGIA & EAST ALABAMA

Join us for a FREE informative financial management seminar designed especially for women.

December 1, 2009 • National Infantry Museum (Off Ft. Benning Rd or South Lumpkin Rd, before the checkpoints)

Registration – 11:45 am • Seminar – 12 noon to 1 pm Lunch will be served.

OCT/NOV 2009 | VOL 6, NO 6

Member FDIC

Stteeplechase ISSUE GIFT

GUIDE

2009

Presented by Synovus Securities, Inc. Financial Consultants Maggie Dickinson and Tami McDonald

For reservations email us at MaryLynnGrubb@ColumbusBankandTrust.com or call the Money Matters registration line at 706-649-2527. Seating is limited.

HOLIDAY

Steeplechase Issue 2009  

Steeplechase Issue 2009 southern views magazine

Read more
Read more
Similar to
Popular now
Just for you