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Fall means it’s time for a visit to Corner Nest Antique Mall

Elizabethton, TN. --- As another summer is in our rearview mirror that means the 90 + vendors at Corner Nest Antique Mall are busy changing their booths for the fall season. Truck loads carrying tons of seasonal material has replace spring and summer items as we enter the fall holiday season with Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas [not that we are in a rush] right around the corner. There is a feeling in the air of expectation and excitement at the Corner Nest Antique Mall. Our monthly trip has us talking with several of the vendors and customers at Corner Nest Antique Mall as well as store owner, Robin Blackwell. We spent some time on the first floor and noticed an array of delightful fall decorations at Anna’s Attic, a booth sponsored by Mark and Nancy Stoddard, and tastefully stocked with primitive and country antiques. We bought several fall display items including “pumpkins in a cart” that will look great in our front yard. This award-winning 30,000 square foot store, as voted by readers of Out ‘N About Magazine, is a place you can spend an hour or the whole day in if you like. One customer said with a

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chuckle, “Hey, I’m a woman so I love to shop! If you can’t find it here you probably don’t need it. I’ve been to other antique stores and they just don’t have the variety of items and the number of vendors that you find here at Corner Nest. You just don’t need to be in a hurry. I like to browse and when I’m finished shopping I’ll stop in at the Corner Nest Café and have some great home cooking.” From a wide variety of period and hand-crafted furniture to paintings and art, jewelry, household items, collectables, crafts, decorations, lamps, pictures, unique decorating items for the office and home, Corner Nest Antique Mall has it all! Jeff Goode from Kingsport was upstairs looking at a pair of hand-made rockers he was thinking of purchasing to place on his back porch in the country. “Look at this craftsmanship,” he said as he pointed to the back of one of the chairs. “You just don’t find workmanship like this anymore. And, at the price they are asking for the pair, makes them a bargain. I’ll be back later with my truck and I’ll be rocking in one of them by the time dinner is put on the table,” he said with a smile. “I’m sure when I return with my wife she’ll want to also spend some quality time in this place. It’s just a delightful store to visit.”

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Hollywood Part 2: Revenge of the sequel By: Toby Laek, Producer, Daytime Tri-Cities One of my biggest complaints about Hollywood is that, despite there being an unlimited number of screenwriters bringing original ideas to the table, the corporate suits that run the studios are so afraid to lose money that they refuse to green light films based on new and creative ideas. Most of what you see now, at least in the summer months when the big budget films are on display, are sequels, remakes, and prequels. It’s easier for studios to piggy back off the success that they’ve already had rather than creating a new success story from scratch, so they heavily invest in franchises that already have name recognition. As a principle, it’s lazy and it kills creativity. In the hands of the right filmmakers though, sequels don’t have to be terrible. In fact, some are downright great. Let’s take a look at a few that are worth your time: Jaws 2 – Due to the fact that the Jaws franchise got utterly ridiculous when the giant shark attacked at Sea World in the third installment, then was finally put out of its misery in the laughable Jaws: The Revenge, most people mistakenly lump Jaws 2 in the same cinematic trash heap. While it’s nowhere near as brilliant as Spielberg’s original (one of the best films of all time), and it features a weak performance or two from some of the supporting actors, it’s a very evenlypaced, well shot movie. John Williams’ original score is as good as anything he’s done (and that’s saying a lot) and the teenagers-stranded-on-sailboats plot device is a good way to build tension. While not a classic, it’s a great companion piece to Jaws. Halloween 2 – In the wake of the success of John Carpenters’ classic Halloween, the horror genre, as it’s known to do, started playing follow the leader. Run of the mill, cheaply made, holiday-themed slasher films were hitting the country’s drive-

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in screens every week, each one diluting the tried-and-true formula that Carpenter helped to invent. The producers of Halloween saw the market that they created explode and decided they wanted to go back to the well. The resulting film isn’t as groundbreaking or scary as the original, but it’s not too far off. They made the great choice of setting the film immediately after the events in the first and the location of the seemingly deserted hospital is very creepy. Extra points for casting Tri-Cities resident Dick Warlock as Michael Myers.

Toy Story 2 – As the story goes, Disney was about to start development on a straight-to-dvd sequel to Pixar’s highly successful Toy Story. Thankfully this didn’t happen because if you’ve seen any of Disney’s straight-to-dvd releases, you know that they just aren’t up to par with Disney’s theatrical output. The Pixar folks didn’t want to see the degradation of their ‘flagship’ characters in a subpar release, so they put their own film into production. What resulted is a film that bettered the original Toy Story in every way. Not only had Pixar’s visual effects progressed since the first film, the Pixar team had also progressed as storytellers. They hit all the necessary emotions perfectly and genuinely and created what stands as a perfect example of what a sequel should be. It’s not only bigger, but better. Aliens – When Ridley Scott made the first Alien film, he wanted it to be a “haunted house movie set in space”. When James Cameron made the sequel, Aliens, he replaced Scott’s deliberately paced suspense with non-stop, peddle-to-the-metal action. To his credit, it worked brilliantly. It did what many sequels fail to do in that while it honored the original film, it didn’t try to copy Alien.

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“On the Run Out ‘N About” (Reflections of a Runner)

Bring it On! Cool, crisp, colorful fall running days just ahead By: Suzy Cloyd Out ‘N About Magazine readers: Can you believe it’s October? The promise of cool, crisp, colorful fall running days are just ahead. And, even though I am an “all weather” runner, winter is just around the corner and the days of just finding a patch of concrete to place your foot each step of the way is a challenge. I have learned over the years, when unfavored weather conditions linger, learning how to cope with all types of running terrain/conditions is a must for any runner. Here is a list the running surfaces that may help you decide where and when to run during the “bad weather” months. Grass Pros: While grass is soft and easy on the legs in terms of impact, it actually makes your muscles work hard. This builds strength and means you’ll notice the difference when you return to the road. When it’s flat, it provides an excellent speedwork surface (spikes may be necessary in wetter conditions) and, unlike a track, can give you space to run whole repetitions without having to make tight turns. Cons: Most grassland is uneven and can be dangerous for runners with unstable ankles. It can also be slippery when wet, runners with

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allergies may suffer more symptoms when running on it, and its softness can tire legs surprisingly quickly. Finally, of course, while the very best grass for running is often found on bowling greens and golf courses, the owners are not always happy to discover runners on their hallowed turf. Conclusion: If you can find a flat, even stretch of it, grass is the best training surface for most runners, especially as you get older. Woodland Trails Pros: Usually easy on the legs and located in scenic areas that make you keen to return. Cons: Unless you’re lucky enough to find wood chips or well-drained peat, woodland trails can be muddy and slippery. Tree roots can be a hazard for unwary runners. Conclusion: Woodland trails can be a bit of a mixed bag in terms of quality, though the odds are usually in your favour. A wood-chip trail through a huge forest is the ultimate runner’s treat, though these are found in greater abundance in Finland than in Britain. Synthetic Track Pros: Synthetic tracks provide a reasonably forgiving surface and, being exactly 400 meters around, make measuring distances and timing

Suzy Cloyd sessions easy. Cons: With two long curves on every lap, ankles, knees, and hips are put under more stress than usual. Longer runs also become very tedious. Conclusion: Tracks are ideal for speedwork, but you have to be dedicated to use them for anything else.

Asphalt Pros: As all road-runners know, asphalt is one of the fastest surfaces you can find, it’s easy to measure distances on it, and it’s simple to keep up a steady rhythm. While it’s rather solid, it’s a predictable, even surface that puts less strain on the Achilles tendon than softer or uneven terrains. Cons: You face cambers, pot-holes, traffic and a pretty unforgiving surface that does put a strain on the body. Conclusion: Though it’s a hard surface to run on, asphalt is also one that’s hard to stay away from. If you intend to race on it, some training (but not much) on it is advisable. Sand Pros: Sand gives an opportunity to run barefoot in an pleasant environment. Running through dunes provides good resistance training and strengthens the legs. Cons: Despite being great for building leg strength, the softness of the sand means a higher risk of Achilles tendon injury. Also, though the sand is firmer at the water’s edge, the tilt of the surface puts uneven stresses on the body. And while it’s tempting to run barefoot, watch out for blisters.

Conclusion: Flat, firm sand can be a nearperfect running surface, but most beaches have cambers and any uneven footing can overstress muscles. It’s probably best to limit runs on sand to shorter distances. Snow Pros: Snow can convert a drab park into a winter wonderland, giving you a sense of adventure as you tread through a freshly fallen snowfall. It also forces a slow pace, which is excellent for muscles recovering from injury. Cons: Once broken, snow can be slippery, and slush, ice and frozen footprints make the going even more unpredictable. Snow can hide dangerous objects and cause muscle fatigue, and as well as increasing your risk of injury, it’s also bad for your shoes. Conclusion: Initially a pleasant change, but the feeling doesn’t usually last. In Claire Kowalchick’s, Complete Book of Running for Women, she says, “Don’t be daunted by the weather.” And with weather like this, I say, “Bring it On,” because I know runners are loving it right now. Take my advice and don’t procrastinate, get out and run, jog, or walk while these beaustiful fall days surround us. Until next time, Run Along

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What is the financial cliff everyone is talking about? At the end of 2012 federal lawmakers have a choice. Lawmakers can either let current law take effect as scheduled on January 1, 2013 with large tax increases and spending cuts. Alternatively, the lawmakers can devise a plan to cancel part of the tax increases and spending cuts. While the combination of spending cuts and tax increases would substantially reduce the federal budget deficit, this combination would likely prove lethal to the economy reducing gross domestic product by several percentage points and increase unemployment substantially. Most experts agree, If the “fiscal cliff” takes effect, the economy will likely go back into recession! In addition to the scheduled tax increases, over $100 billion of automatic spending cuts will commence next January. Cuts include a 9% reduction in funding for discretionary defense programs and an 8% decrease for nondefense programs. Medicare funding would be cut by 2%. These cuts would ripple through the economy creating layoffs in all sectors of the economy. The various tax increases that will take effect in 2013 if congress doesn’t act include: •The 2% reduction in payroll (FICA) tax is eliminated; the employee FICA tax rate would go from 4.2% to 6.2% •The $1,000 child tax credit will be reduced to just $500 •The capital gains rate will go from 15% to 20%

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•Dividends will be taxed at ordinary income rates instead of the lower capital gains rate •The top individual rate will return to 39.6% •The top estate tax rate will go from 35% to 55% and the amount excluded will be reduced to $1,000,000 •The IRC Sec179 additional first year depreciation will be reduced from $139,000 to $25,000 for qualifying small businesses. These changes will affect everyone especially the “Middle Class”. Finally the first of the Obama Health care taxes come into play in 2013 with a new 3.8% FICA tax on “unearned income” (dividends, interest, rent and annuities) for higher income individuals and an additional 0.9% FICA tax on the “earned income” for those folks. Quite possibly we will not know what the actual tax law will be until next year when the new congress convenes in January. This uncertainty creates quite a planning dilemma for businesses and individuals. Clearly the “fiscal cliff” is restraining growth this year with potential for devastating economic impact next year. Now is the time to consult your CPA or tax advisor about steps you can possibly take to minimize the effect of potential tax changes.



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Unicoi County Chamber of Commerce The Unicoi County Chamber of Commerce will hold its 35th annual Unicoi County Apple Festival on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 5 and 6, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. each day. The festival, drawing more than 110,000 annual attendees, has been consistently named one of the Southeast Tourism Society’s Top 20 events in the southeast and is a three-year winner of the Northeast Tennessee Tourism Association’s Pinnacle Award. The premier two-day event offers something for everyone -- handmade crafts, antiques, entertainment, a large children’s area, a Blue Ridge Pottery show and sale, contests and a smorgasbord of food! The craft festival, featuring more than 350 vendors from around the country, will be lined along the

Over 100,000 people converge on the Apple Festival each year in October.

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downtown streets of Erwin showcasing their unique arts, crafts and foods. Two stages consisting of continuous entertainment will be showcased. Both Friday and Saturday, top gospel groups from around the nation will praise the Lord in song on the Phil Bachman Toyota and Hometown IGA Gospel Stage. The second stage, sponsored in part by Waste Management, CenturyLink and Nuclear Fuel Services will be located in the Gathering Place Park and will feature two-days of entertainment including bluegrass, country, individual performers, dancing and more. The large children’s area is a festival within a festival, uniquely designed for the young festivalgoers, complete with rides, games, concessions and much more. Sponsored by the Unicoi County Family YMCA, the 2012 festival children’s area will feature exciting attractions including The Fun Factory’s Adrenalin Rush, Bungee Run, Joust, SaberTooth Tiger Slide, Bungee Trampoline and the King Kong Slide. Children and adults of all ages are invited to participate.  The train ride, a children’s favorite from years past, will also be part of this year’s events.   Bring your appetite and let it have a festival. You can enjoy everything from Chinese to Greek foods, traditional foods such as barbecue and homemade hamburgers to apple pies and apple fritters. For your convenience, two food courts, including tables and chairs, have been established. To enliven one’s competitive spirit, the Unicoi County Apple Festival includes many activities and contests. For those with an appetite to cook, the University of Tennessee Extension Service offers a cooking contest for both adults and youth. The eighth annual Miss Unicoi County Apple Festival Pageant, taking place the weekend prior to the festival, will crown “Pageant Queens” in ten age divisions ranging from birth through 20 years of age and 65 and over. Children under age five will also have the opportunity to vie for the title of Apple Dumpling of the Year in the Apple Dumpling Contest fundraiser. For the athletic competitors, a weeklong tennis tournament, sponsored by Farm Bureau Insurance will be held at Fishery Park. On October 6, runners from across a five-state region will converge on the streets of Erwin for the running of the Nuclear Fuel Services Apple Festival 4-mile footrace and 2-mile race walk. Partnering with The Erwin Record, the Chamber

to hold 35th Annual Apple Festival will host the sixth Annual Apple Festival Photography Contest in which amateur photographers can showcase their work and compete for prize ribbons in various divisions. The 33rd annual Blue Ridge Pottery show and sale, held at

the Unicoi County Intermediate School, is a must-see for Blue Ridge pottery collectors and admirers. Rare pieces can often be found during the show. Blue Ridge Pottery, now sought after by collectors worldwide, originated in Uni-

coi County. The festival spans across a 5 block section of downtown Erwin and includes adjoining side streets. From Interstate 26, take Exit 37 into downtown Erwin. Several parking areas around Exit 37 have been se-

cured for festival attendees. To ensure the safety of the large number of attendees, festival organizers ask that you please do not bring pets onto the festival grounds. Bicycles and skateboards are also not permitted on festival grounds.

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E n te r ta in m e n t S c h e d u le F r id a y &Entertainment S a tu r d a y , O c t. Schedule 5 & 6, 2012 Friday & Saturday, Oct. 5 & 6, 2012


STREET LOVE STREET PHIL BACHMAN MAIN TOYOTA ANDAT HOMETOWN IGA GOSPEL STAGE MAIN STREET AT LOVE STREET Friday, October 5, 2012 Saturday, October 6, 2012 10 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m. 1012:30 a.m. p.m. 1 p.m. 10:30 a.m. 2 p.m. 3 p.m. 11:30 a.m. 4 p.m. 12:30 p.m. 5 p.m. 1 p.m. 6 p.m. 7 p.m. 2 p.m.

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WASTE MANAGEMENT, CENTURY LINK & NUCLEAR FUEL SERVICES, INC. 1:55 p.m. 1:15 PLACE p.m. Cloggers GATHERING PARK 3:20 p.m. 3:55 p.m. 4:45 p.m.

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Cloggers Gloryland Trio Dennis CoveLily-Hanlin Band Shannon Makeshift Band

12 p.m. Cloggers Cloggers 12:30 p.m. Adam Larkey For More Information Contact: Appalachian Trail Bluegrass Unicoi County Chamber of Commerce Band 1:15 p.m. Cloggers (423) 743-3000 - Cloggers 1:45 p.m. Tomahawk Rowdy Tipton 2:30 p.m. Cloggers Cloggers 3 p.m. Ravenwood Apple Dumpling Contest Winners 3:45 p.m. Cloggers Mountain Rose Band 4:15 p.m. Dennis Cove Band Cloggers 7 p.m. Makeshift Band Pleasant Hill Band

Left to right: Dawn Edwards, Tourism Director, Amanda B. Delp, [seated] Executive Director and Cathy Huskins, Executive Assistant.

For More Information Contact: Unicoi County Chamber of Commerce (423) 743-3000 -

NFS Continues Support of Unicoi County Programs with $2500 Pledge to Habitat for Humanity (ERWIN, TN – Sept. 27, 2012) –Nuclear Fuel Services, Inc. (NFS), a subsidiary of The Babcock & Wilcox Company, today pledged $2500 to Habitat for Humanity of Unicoi County. “NFS strives to support the community in ways that provide direct support where it is most needed,” Joe Henry, NFS President said. “When we talked with the folks at Habitat for Humanity, we realized their mission perfectly complements our community giving program.” In 2012, NFS will give over $50,000 to local programs that directly benefit the people and places of Unicoi County. These programs include the Unicoi County Leadership Class initiative “No Child Left Unfed,” the Unicoi County YMCA, the Unicoi County Imagination

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Library, and a number of Unicoi County school programs. “We’ve been fortunate to have support from Unicoi County over our 50+ year history. NFS is dedicated to giving back to the people and organizations that make this town such a great place to live and work.” Joe Henry, NFS President said.

About NFS

Located in Erwin, Tenn., NFS operates a uranium fuel materials production facility to support America’s fleet of nuclear-powered submarines and aircraft carriers. It also converts Cold War-era government stockpiles of highly enriched uranium into material suitable for further processing into commercial nuclear reactor fuel.

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Deficit Day sounds alarm on “Tax, Borrow and Spend” According to the 2011 Financial Security Index, 58 percent of Americans track their spending against a monthly budget. What if this was the case for the federal government? James Harrigan from the Institute of Political Economy at Utah State University and Antony Davies from Duquesne University posed that question in an op-ed published in Real Clear Markets. HarCongressman rigan and Davies Phil Roe state “if the federal government were to spend the same amount of money each day starting on January 1, it would run through all of its tax revenue by September 10.” As a result of these findings,

September 10 was declared “Deficit Day.” This means that the government is borrowing $10 billion dollars every day from now until the end of the year—a total of 110 days. After years of spending money beyond our means, it’s time to get our fiscal house in order. If no action is taken to address our debt crisis, the prosperity of every American is threatened. Since the president took office, our debt has exploded from $10.6 trillion to $16 trillion. Last February, President Obama released his $3.8 trillion budget proposal for fiscal year 2013. This budget plan, like his plan for years passed, spends too much, taxes too much, and borrows too much because it does not make any tough choices. Because he failed to make tough choices, every member of the Senate – Republican and Democrat rejected his budget. In April, the House passed a fiscal year 2013 budget that would rein in spending

in a meaningful but responsible way. Additionally, this budget lowers tax rates while simplifying the tax code, puts patients back at the center of health care decision-making by reforming and saving Medicare, and spurs American energy production. In spite of House Republicans’ tireless efforts to reduce the size and reach of government and pass a budget, our deficit is still crippling our economy and hindering the United States’ global competitiveness. In 2008, the United States ranked number one in the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) annual survey on global competitiveness. This report assesses the competitiveness of 144 economies, providing insight into what drives the productivity and prosperity of each. On Monday, Deficit Day, the WEF released their latest report. The United States came in seventh. The survey listed several factors that were the most problematic for doing business. Inefficient government bureaucracy,

Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey says: In early 2011 in the swing state of Wisconsin, a Republican governor was attempting to institute sweeping reform that would end the stranglehold public sector unionism held on the economy of Wisconsin. Republicans were winning. They had persuaded the majority and won the hearts and minds of the people. Scott Walker and his reforms were Lt. Gov. set to win the day. Ron Ramsey But the old guard of the Democratic Party, deep in the pocket of the unions, had one trick up their sleeve. Without a quorum, two-thirds of the body present, the reformers could not carry the day and move forward. So 14 Democrats tucked tail and ran to Illinois. They fled the state to buy time to try to figure out some way to reverse the winds of change and keep the union thugs in power. Of course, as we now know, Gov. Scott Walker was ultimately successful. But the departure of those Democrats served to remind all good Republicans serious about governing that the Left would use every trick in their arsenal to trip up the cause of reform and conservative government. What happened in Wisconsin is part

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of the reason why I am crisscrossing the state spreading the Republican message and helping good candidates win elections. If Tennessee Democrats wish to stand in the way of reform and head out to Kentucky, I want to be able to bid good riddance to bad rubbish and keep on moving. To do that, Tennessee Republicans need 22 Senators and 66 House members. It is what is commonly known as a walkout-proof majority and I think it is time for Tennessee to have such a majority. It is important because as liberals continue to lose power and relevance in this state they will increasingly turn to disruption and obstruction. Democrats ruled this state with an iron fist for generations. It is our turn to govern now. And, in just two years of unified Republican government, we have begun to show what we can do. This year, the state of Tennessee is budgeted to spend $31.1 billion - nearly $1 billion less than our current operating budget. Republicans know that when you only spend what you have and not what you think you may have you’re less likely to dig yourself into hole. Compare the way Washington budget and the way Tennessee does and then compare the results. Quite simply, there is no comparison. Tennessee borrows little and pays back what we owe. Very few states can truly say that. Not only are Republicans good stew-

ards of the money that does come in, we understand that the government’s money is not our money -- it’s your money. Republicans have done all we can to keep more money in your pocket all the while cutting the size of government. We have moved to eliminate to the death tax, removed the gift tax and gave every Tennessean tax relief by reducing the tax on food. All in all, the General Assembly cut taxes by more than $50 million this year, a remarkable accomplishment in a time of austerity. The most important thing that we as Republicans have done is make sure that Tennessee is the best state in which to own and operate a business. We have cut red tape, passed tort reform and overhauled the unemployment system. These are real and tangible changes that will encourage economic growth and get people working again. We cannot afford to go backwards. The true change has really just begun. When one party has held power for so long like the Democrats have, it takes a long time to change the culture of state government. Slowly but surely, we are changing it. We have a lot left to do and a lot of changes to make. And when we do begin business of reform again next session and the forces of liberal obstruction appear again, I want to be able to raise my hand high, wave and say goodbye to the past and get down to the work the people of Tennessee elected us to do.

tax rates and regulations, and restrictive labor regulations were among the top five. In addition to our budget, the House has passed legislation to address each of these issues as part of our Plan for America’s Job Creators. To date, we have almost 40 job-creating bills awaiting action in the Senate. It is no secret that both the deficit and political climate are putting our country at great risk. We must work together to find solutions to our debt crisis and put the country back on the path to a prosperous future. Yes, our country faces great challenges, but we’ve

had hard times before. America is still the best country in the world, and I will continue to work to ensure that when the rest of the world looks at America, they see us in that same light. Please feel free to contact my office if we can be of assistance to you or your family. You can contact my office by mail, email or phone. Our contact information can be found on our website, Visit for more press, floor speeches, member resources and to sign up for our e-newsletter.

Bits and Pieces From All Over By Ron Scalf Early voting begins this month and I want to take this opportunity to personally endorse three local leaders who, in my opinion, deserve to return to their respected seats in Washington and Nashville: •Kent Williams, former Speaker of the Tennessee House of Representatives who has represented Carter County with distinction for three terms. He deserves a 4th term and understands our area which is vital especially since redistricting will have him representing Unicoi County as well. •U.S. Congressman Dr. Phil Roe. Dr. Roe, a Vietnam Veteran and former Mayor of Johnson City, has been recognized as a Guardian of Small Business by the National Federation of Independent Business small business owners. He has repeatedly cast his vote favorably on key small business issues. His opinion is also frequently sought on CNN, CSPAN, and FOX News channels. •U.S. Sen. Bob Corker. I had the pleasure of working as Sen. Corker’s First District Representative during his successful campaign six years ago. Right off the bat Sen. Corker became a force to reckon with on budget and tax and spend issues. Having cut his teeth as small business owner who created hundreds of jobs, Sen. Corker knows how to get our country back to work. Plus, he was a pretty good baseball player while attending the University of Tennessee. --While the trip to Knoxville for the game against Florida was a disappointment, spending four hours in Neyland Stadium wasn’t. I can think of no other football venue in the country with the pageantry and electricity that Neyland Stadium presents. --We are truly blessed with an array of delightful events and festivals presented all over our region from spring through the fall of the year. This month it’s the 35th annual Apple Festival in Erwin and the International Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough. Just wished they wouldn’t book the same weekend. They both deserve our support. --Speaking of festivals, the first annual BaconFest, co-sponsored by Out ‘N About Magazine and held at Bristol Motor Speedway Labor Day, was a huge success. Thanks to the thousands of people who attended the event and hats off to Brandi and Travis Woodall, owners of Positive Approach who took a great idea and made something “positive” out of it. We are all looking forward to next year!

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Paper Windows sixth session winners announced The Paper Windows project’s sixth session titled “Bristol’s Streets” just closed with over 24 entries. The year-long project is one where local photographers can express their feelings about their community through the lens of a camera. “Well over 150 photographs have been entered in the contest. That is an amazing number, but it goes to show how much people love our city, its sights, its beauty and love photography itself,” said Terrie Talbert, Community Relations Director for the city. The first place winner‘s photograph was one of State Street during the spring titled “Spring Dawn on the Line”. The photo “Spring Dawn on the Line” was taken by Matthew Mills. The second place photograph was one of a city street reflecting a big smile and titled simply enough “Smile” this photograph was also shot by Matthew Mills.

“Smile” A photograph titled “Layin’ on the Line” took 3rd place. This photo was of the brass markers placed in the middle of State Street reflecting the position of the state line. The photo was taken by Terri Campbell. Anyone may participate in the photo contest. All rules for the project have been placed on the city’s website at www.

Teen Talk: Fashion tips for teens By Carrie Williams Editor’s note: We welcome Carrie Williams as a new columnist for Out ‘N About Magazine. Please look for her “Teen Talk” segment each month as she covers issues important to her age group. Teenagers are unique, and believe it or not, we’re not as disconnected as some adults might think. But being a teenager myself, I admit we can be a little self-absorbed, and there are times when we worry about things that seem trivial to adults. For instance, many teens can relate with me when I waited for two years to get my braces off, only to wake up the morning of school pictures to find a blemish with its own zip code in the middle of my face. Crises like this make it hard to worry about our nation’s GDP. When adults speak of our “teenage years,” it’s as though we’ve just entered the puppy stage, and the common parental response is to “do lots of training, control the damage, channel their energy and wait for them to grow out of it.” But the fact is, being the parent of a teenager is something to embrace and accept rather than endure. I’m a junior in high school, and I have witnessed firsthand the intricacies of young adulthood – the activities and relationships that shape who we are and who we will become – which is why I am writing this column, to discuss some of the things teens are interested in. So parents, if you’re curious as to what goes on in your sixteen-year-olds head, read on. I’ll be the first to tell you, we are interested in fashion, music, movies and sports. But we do think about things like politics, religion, and the world’s economy. We have

Carrie Williams opinions about abortion, homosexuality, racial equality and who we think should win the presidential election. One thing today’s teens are concerned with is their appearance. For all my teen readers, I can honestly say, appearance does not define self-worth. But on the other hand, the manner in which you present yourself to others can affect the course of a conversation and set the stage for how they will receive you personally. Allow me to explain my personal definition of fashion and presentation: The first thing teens should know about self-presentation is that dressing appropriately is of the utmost importance. I’m not saying you should wear turtlenecks and ankle length skirts, but would you go to a commencement ceremony wearing the same thing you wore to the beach last summer? No, because flip flops and surf shorts aren’t exactly fitting for a graduation. So why is it that we often see people walking through department stores

in an old pair of pajamas, or what appears to be the lesser half of a shirt? I mean really, they’re called “house shoes” for a reason. But my point is, it is a common misconception that you cannot dress modestly and still look presentable without being out of date or unfashionable. One aspect of self-presentation that is particularly important to me is dressing for who you are. How often do you see someone whose outfit or way of dressing is the polar opposite of their personality? They might wear the most cutting edge clothes from top fashion magazines, but if that isn’t who they really are, what’s the point? The purpose of one’s appearance is to reflect that person’s individual style and attract others of similar interests. I could tell you what sort of color schemes or styles of jeans are popular this season, but the truth is, fashion is all a matter of opinion. Everyone has a different personality, and the way they dress should reflect that. Unless you’re Lady Gaga, in which case you were not born that way, just give it up. Well those are just a few of the things I am going to further discuss in this column, where I will give my opinion, and that of other teens, concerning fashion, education, religion, politics, etc. I hope my writing will be helpful by letting parents know the “secrets” of being a teenager in the twenty-first century, while also empathizing and informing teenagers about the things they ought to know. Look for my article next month, when I’ll be traveling to Washington D.C. and discussing the 2012 presidential election.

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Hands On! Schedule for October Art Studio Schedule

Fall Foliage: Be inspired by fall’s changing foliage by making colorful leaf plate rubbings! Jack-o-“Lanterns”: Try out your pumpkin decorating skills with this play on Japanese paper lanterns. Special Events - Tues., October 2nd - Sun., October 14th - Space Rangers Learn all about Earth, Earth’s moon, Mars and more in recognition of World Space Week. Just like a Mars Rover, take your own core sample of a candy bar, record your results, and eat your delicious data! Then, test out your engineering skills in our Gravity Challenge Chamber. The Eastman Discovery Lab will be open by announcement periodically throughout each day. (****Allergy Information: this program contains nuts, soy, and chocolate.) Tuesday, October 9th - Friday, October 12th, 9:30 am 11:30 am - Fall Break Mini Workshops Tuesday, October 9th - Luminosity Lab You will light up when you see the fun we have in store for you! Learn about LED light and create your own LED masterpiece. Then discover the world of fluorescence and phosphorescence by making atomic glowing slime, concocting glowing tonic water, discover the mysteries of fluorescent rocks and minerals, and more! Wednesday, October 10th - Fizz Factor Join us for some fizzy fun in the name of science! Learn about chemical reactions, air pressure, and laws of motion. Assist in a Mentos geyser eruption, construct a fizz powered canister rocket, experiment with color fizzers, and more! Thursday, October 11th - Fire and Ice Chill out with some scorching experiments! Assist in a fiery eruption and an icy explosion that both demonstrate geological wonders. Use dry ice to create smoky bubbles and extinguish a fire!

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Friday, October 12th - Think Ink Experiment with a variety of invisible inks, learn about and create your own ink blots, solve a mystery by investigating a mysterious note using chromatography, and more! Payment is required with registration by Monday, October 1st for all fall break workshops. Member cost is $8 per child per day; non-member cost is $10 per child per day. Ages 5-13. To register, please call 423-434-4263 ext. 100, M-F 9-5 or email Tuesday, October 16th - Thursday, October 25th Chalk Chromatography Join us in celebration of National Chemistry Week. Learn all about the science of chemistry, color, and chromatography. You will even get the chance to make your own piece of colored chalk with the science of chromatography. The Discovery Lab will be open by announcement periodically throughout each day. Friday, October 26th, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm - BOO! SEUM Join us for a spook-tacular, but not too scary, evening of fun! Hands On! is hosting a BOO! SEUM event which will include treats and prizes, costume contests, science experiments, arts and crafts, and more! Be sure to wear your most festive costume and bring your own trick-or-treat bag! Admission to the event and activities are FREE to all attendees. Friday, October 26th Wednesday, October 31st - Glow Putty We are stirring up something gloppy, goopy, and spooky in the lab for Halloween. Learn about perplexing polymers and even make your own glowing silly putty. The Eastman Discovery Lab will be open by announcement periodically throughout each day. Wednesday, October 31st - Happy Halloween Visit the museum in costume and receive FREE admission.

October 7th at 7 pm: BCMA presents Mountain Stage Radio Show with Larry Groce NPR’s Mountain Stage Radio Show will record another wonderful performance at The Paramount Center for the Arts. Tickets: $35 Reserved Seating. Artist lineup and ticket information coming soon!

Oct. 13th at 7pm: The Twin City Woman’s Club presents Miss Food City Pageant Bristol’s Paramount Center for the Arts will again serve as the venue for this gala event. Miss Food City will represent Food City at various company related functions throughout 2013. Without a doubt, Miss Food City has become one of the most sought after titles for young ladies throughout the region. Miss Food City will receive a cash prize, along with various other health and beauty care prize packages from local salons. Tickets: $8.00, Children under 5 FREE! Oct. 14th at 3 pm: Paramount & Unity In Community present: A Music Extravaganza Join us as several area church choirs fill the Paramount with beautiful songs of worship and fellowship. A true sense of community is felt when these groups gather to perform and entertain. Admission is by donation.

The beautiful music of the Paramount Chamber players will once again fill the audience at the Paramount. Classical and Chamber music at its best, this concert is a favorite! Enjoy a wonderful evening with some of the area’s most talented musicians. Tickets: $12 Adult, $10 Seniors. PARAMOUNT SEASON SHOW: Wednesday, October 24th at 7:30 pm: Fiddler on the Roof In the little village of Anatevka, a poor milkman named Tevye is trying to keep his family’s traditions in place. Yet, times are changing and when Tevye’s daughters want to make their own matches, he must choose between their happiness and the beloved traditions which seemingly keep the rest of the world at bay. Yet it is Tevye’s love of his family, pride and faith that help him face the dangerous forces which threaten to destroy the very life that he and his fellow villagers are trying to preserve. Fiddler on the Roof, based on the stories of Sholom Aleichem, has captured the hearts of people all over the world with its humor, warmth and honesty. The universal theme of tradition cuts across barriers of race, class, nationality and religion, capturing the hearts of people all over the world and leaving audiences crying tears of laughter, joy, and sadness. Tickets: $30.00 Adult, $27.00 Senior, $19.50 Student, $ 25.50 Group of 6 or more. Saturday, October 27th at 7:30pm: Lightnin’ Charlie Roots Revival 3 ~ An American Music Odyssey Lightnin’, his wife Beth, and his awardwinning band The Upsetters - complete with horn section and emcee Matt Spriggs - will deliver the most eclectic evening of entertainment imaginable. Sets will fluctuate from solo and duo acoustic performances to full band ensembles. Not just a concert - this stunning one-of-a-kind theater performance explores the cultural, historical, and social impact of these artists and pays tribute to the songs and singers who changed our world with their music. Tickets: $22.00 Adult, $20.00 Seniors, $8.00 Kids.

October 20th at 7:30 pm: Paramount Chamber Players Fall Chamber Concert

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East Tennessee Sports Complex is the region’s premier youth sports facility Elizabethton, TN. --- In August 2010, Michael and Tammy Whitehead purchased the former Smoky Mountain Sports Complex with a vision that the facility would become not only the premier youth sports facility in the region but a year-round complex offering a variety of other opportunities including special events, concerts and other forms of entertainment. And, we’re happy to say, it’s well on its way. The 32,000 square-foot multi-purpose facility which currently offers all sorts of sporting events including basketball, volleyball, and cheerleading camps is expanding into other areas of the entertainment business including holding special events that could include concerts, boxing tournaments and perhaps a variety of dance competitions including clogging. Also, coming soon will be Zumba Fitness and Spinning Classes, requested by many according to Rikki Baughman, the complex’s Assistant Manager. “This beautiful comprehensive facility has the ability to meet the needs of most events people involved in the promotion of sports and entertainment,” she said. “We are adding a campground, for example, which will fill a need for our traveling public and links us directly to the tourism industry especially during NASCAR race weekends at Bristol Motor Speedway. While we do focus somewhat on our sports programs we can offer much, much more to organizations looking for a ‘turn-key’ facility to hold events of any kind. We have the space, parking and infrastructure to work with any organization to accomplish their event goals.” The complex includes four basketball courts, four volleyball courts, arcades and HD TV’s throughout. “East Tennessee Sports Complex strives to be the

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premier youth sports complex in the region,” Michael Whitehead explains. “Our goal is to offer the athletes, their parents and the spectators an experience that sets the standard in youth competitive sports. We want our participants to become better athletes and learn skills that make them better citizens.” Three “shining stars” associated with the complex and donning this month’s cover of Out ‘N About Magazine include Alexis Whitehead, Cara Bowling and Victoria Nanney. Their Bio’s represent what hard work and what a training facility like East Tennessee Sports Complex can mean to a young athlete. Here’s what we call the proof in the pudding:

Cara Bowling Cara is a 2011 graduate of Elizabethton High School. The standout basketball player was Confer-

ence Player of the Year in the 2009-2010 and the 2010-2011 seasons. She was named Conference Regional Player of the Year in the 2010-2011 season. She was named to the 2011 Tennessee All-State Team and signed a full scholarship with ETSU. The computer science major was also named a 2012 A-Sun New-Comer of the week.

Alexis Whitehead Alexis is a 2011 graduate of Elizabethton High School. During her sophomore, junior and senior years she was named an All-American cheerleader. She was Captain of the Varsity Squad during her junior and senior years. As a senior, she was awarded the Leadership Award and was also a member of the National Honor Society. As a member of the ETSU Cheerleading squad she was awarded 1st in Fight Song, 1st in Cheer, and Most Collegiate as a ETSU Cheerleading Member. Alexis is majoring in business

and plans to attend law school after her college experience at ETSU.

Victoria Nanney Like Alexis, Victoria has excelled in cheering. She, too, is a 2011 Elizabethton High School graduate. She also attends ETSU and is majoring in Elementary Education. She was named All-American during her sophomore, junior and senior years at EHS. She also served as Captain of the Varsity Squad during her junior and senior years. The National Honor Society Member received a Leadership Award in her senior year of high school and also excels as a member of the ETSU Cheerleading Squad receiving awards for Fight Song, 1st in Cheer and Most Collegiate as a ETSU Cheerleading Member. --For more information about East Tennessee Sports Complex, contact Rikki Baughman, Assistant Manager at: 423-543-6730.

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Poblanos Mexican Grill & Bar is a winner with readers of Out ‘N About Magazine Johnson City, TN. --- Barely opened for eight months, Poblanos Mexican Grill and Bar has become a Tri-Cities favorite for drinks and food presented in a family atmosphere at reasonable prices. Recently, loyal readers of Out ‘N About Magazine voted Poblanos the “Best Place in the Tri-Cities for Margaritas.” While that is an impressive distinction, when you think of all the places to drink a Margarita in our region, Poblanos has so much more to offer [both in food and drink]. Poblanos is known for offering the freshest ingredients on their menu that spans six pages representing one of the most extensive menus of Mexican food and desserts anywhere in the region. Their popular table side Guacamole is a one-of-a-kind treat that will get you

started to a delightful array of food possibilities that include: Burritos, Quesadillas, Enchiladas, Fajitas, Chimichangas, Tacos, Wings, Salads, and Soups made to your individual taste. You can also satisfy your sweet tooth with Poblanos’ home made desserts which include: Deep-Fried Ice Cream, Not So Impossible Cake, Flan, Banana Burrito, homemade Churros and Sopapilla with Ice Cream. With nine specialty Margaritas on their bar menu, it’s no wonder Out ‘N About Magazine readers chose them “The Best” in the Tri-Cities for a cold refreshing Margarita. In fact, on Mondays, their All Day Margarita is offered for only $2.49. In addition, Poblanos offers authentic Spanish Sangria and their frozen Sangria Swirl is second to none. Happy Hour happens every day at Poblanos from 4-7 p.m.

Partners Jose Cordero and Eric Pech with their award winning Margarita.

Management and staff at Poblanos Mexican Grill & Bar outside the restaurant in Boones Creek.

Rachael Conger and Maggie Brown at the Salsa Bar.


Poblanos Mexican Grill & Bar

2697 Boone Creek Road off Exit I26 in Johnson City, TN 37615

423-928-0178 Kid Friendly!

Major Credit Cards Accepted Gift Certificates Offered Takeout Menu Available

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Tracee Johnson of Gray and Richard Hyland of Blountville enjoy fresh items from the Guacamole cart.

Server Ever Valdez Garcia greets Emily, Jeff and Evan Jackson from Jonesborough visiting for a hardy lunch.

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Thomas Taylor and Michelle Smith Gibson back stage at the Country Club Bar & Grill. Thomas Taylor belts out a song.

Thomas Taylor is a crowd favorite at Country Club Bar & Grill Bristol, TN. --- Thomas Taylor surveys a packed Saturday night house at the awardwinning Country Club Bar & Grill and grins. “We don’t do this for fame and fortune,” he says of himself and the members of his Night Shade Band. “If you don’t love performing then you’re wasting your time. The people here tonight represent why we enjoy performing.” Dozens of bands ring [Country Club Bar & Grill owner] Michelle Smith Gibson’s phone off the hook every month trying to get booked at the popular club recently voted the “Best Country Bar & Grill in the Tri-Cities” by readers of Out ‘N About Magazine. “What brings Thomas Taylor and the Night Shade band back to the Country Club again and again is their high energy, huge play list and most of all their friendliness with our customers,” Michelle said. “People aren’t going to sup-

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port you if you don’t take into consideration that they went to some trouble to come out and see you. Thomas and his band realize this.” When Thomas Taylor isn’t performing he’s spinning records over at 107.3 FM where he works as a D.J. The single dad of five year old twins and two older children says he’s most proud of “trying to be a good daddy.” This particular Saturday night has him playing with a new drummer and new guitar player. “All of us have years of experience and we’ve known each other for a long time and it has taken no time to jell with the new group. Musicians have their own ideas and agendas and sometimes moving to another situation is a better fit for them.” Early in his career, Thomas cut his teeth singing Karaoke in local restaurants and bars. “I thought ‘I’m sexy’ and friendly so I’ll give this a try,” he laughs. “I put on a

dress jack and even did an Elvis bit once. I guess the show business bug bit me and [as they say] the rest is history. I’ve been doing this for over 15 years.” After the band’s first set you can see Thomas meandering throughout the Country Club Bar & Grill talking to patrons and shaking hands. Why not head to the lounge and take a break? “Meeting and greeting the people who paid to see you is something I enjoy doing,” he said. “I want everyone from the owner [Michelle] to the audience to the wait staff to know it’s a privilege coming here. There is no other place in the Tri-Cities like Country Club Bar & Grill. Just look at all the improvements she has done here. She’s added another bar, a game room with pool tables, new restroom facilities, lighting and stateof-the art sound system and the list goes on and on. It’s not like the old Rockin’ Horse. It’s a club that I’d put up there with some of

the best in Nashville and other big cities.” While Thomas admits people expect to hear familiar tunes from him like ‘Proud Mary’ and renderings from Restless Heart, George Jones and other popular bands he says he’s always adding to his play list. “Yeah, some of those same tunes we have to do because people expect it,” he said matter-of-factly. “But I keep up with what’s new on the radio in an effort to keep things fresh. You have to try different things.” Thomas said the best thing about leading a popular band “is the fact you make so many good friends along the way.” Then his conversation moves over to a question to Michelle about “Miss Linda” the popular club greeter who was missing that night. “I’m glad you asked,” Michelle says with a smile. “As many people know, Linda had hip surgery recently and is doing fine. We expect to have her back out front real soon!”

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Israeli roots, conflict, emotions captured in tales Storyteller Noa Baum was born and raised in Jeru- storytelling in business, community and education as salem. She has been living in the U.S. since 1990, and well as using the power of story to ignite the imagisponsored by Mary B. Martin School of the Arts at nation, spark innovation and bridge differences. She ETSU, she will bring her one-woman holds a BFA in Theater from Tel Aviv show for adults, A Land Twice PromUniversity and was an actress with the ised, to Martha Street Culp AuditoKhan Repertory Theater of Jerusalem. rium Thursday, Oct. 11, at 7:30 p.m. She also studied with acclaimed actThe event is the first in a three-part ing teacher Uta Hagen in New York, MBMSOTA storytelling series titled and holds a Master of Arts in educa“When Worlds Collide.” tional theater from New York UniBaum received a grant from the Naversity. Noa received a graduate feltional Storytelling Network for the lowship to work in inner city schools show, which stemmed from a heartfelt from C.A.T., the Theater in Education dialogue with a Palestinian woman Company of NYU. while living in the United States. She She has presented at hundreds of has woven together their memories venues, including The World Bank, and their mothers’ stories, creating a Storyteller and actor Noa Baum Mayo Clinic, The Kennedy Center, moving testimony illuminating the comU.S. Defense Department, GWU Law plex and contradictory history and emotions that sur- School, Brandeis, Stanford and Hebrew universities. round Jerusalem for Israelis and Palestinians. She lives in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan A Land Twice Promised has received critical ac- area with her husband and two children. claim from experts, including David Shipler, author of For more on Baum, visit Pulitzer Prize winner, Arab and Jew: Wounded Spirits Tickets for A Land Twice Promised are $5 for all in a Promised Land. “All the fine newspaper reporting area students with a valid student ID, $15 general adand nonfiction book writing can’t quite capture what mission and $10 for seniors 60 and over. you captured in just a few minutes of storytelling, actFor tickets or for information about the ETSU Mary ing and impersonation ... Impressive.” B. Martin School of the Arts, call 423-439-TKTS Baum is an award-winning storyteller who com- (8587) or visit or www.Facebines performance art with practical applications of

‘Masks of Michoacán’ cultural, historic gems Laden with profound ritual meanings, the Masks of the Michoacán -- or Máscaras de Michoacán -exhibition, on display Oct. 9-25 at ETSU’s Slocumb Galleries, is a mosaic of Michoacán culture. The exhibition features 40 Mesoamerican masks from the Mask Museum in the Centro Cultural Antiguo Colegio Jesuita in Pátzcuaro, Michoacán. An essential element of human ritual used during Colonial times, each of these masks has played a role in ceremonial dances within communities that continue to keep alive the festivities and traditions inherited from their ancestors. Each mask represents the folk art of Michoacán and illustrates a unique artistry of carving, pigmentation, expressiveness of features and details. The collection is a treasure rescued and assembled from private collections and is presented by the Tennessee Consortium for International Studies, as its fourth art exhibition from México.

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“The masks of Michoacán are works of art in their own right,” says Francisco Rodriguez Onate, who was born in Morelia, Michoacán. “Through these masks one gets to know and appreciate the art of the people of Michoacán and the ceremonies and traditions from which these masks emerge.” To provide background on the masks, on Monday, Oct. 22, Dr. Marion Oettinger Jr. will present a lecture titled, “Dancing Faces: Mexican Masks in Cultural Context.” The lecture will begin at 6 p.m. in Ball Hall Room 127 and be preceded at 5 p.m. by a reception in the galleries. Oettinger is a cultural anthropologist specializing in Latin America and has been curator of the Latin American Art collection at the San Antonio Museum of Art since 1985. For information about the exhibition or lecture, call Mary B. Martin School of the Arts at 423-439TKTS (8587) or visit

Film features life of ‘only great spirit of our time’

Mary B. Martin School of the Arts presents the award-winning documentary An Encounter with Simone Weil with Director, Producer and Editor Julia Haslett as part of the South Arts Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers Monday, Oct. 8 at 7 p.m. in ETSU’s Martha Street Culp Auditorium. After the free screening, Haslett and the audience will engage in a discussion about the film and her work as a filmmaker. A reception with the filmmaker will follow the screening and question-and-answer session. Nobel Prize winner Albert Camus described Weil as “the only great spirit of our time.” She was a tireless advocate for the poor and unemployed. Haslett’s own struggles with suffering are interwoven with Weil’s dramatic life story. “I very much identify with and admire Weil’s commitment to understanding what it is to be human and what it takes to live a life of compassion,” Haslett said in an online interview. “Her commitment to that is inspiring to me.” The Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers is a program of South Arts. Southern Circuit screenings are funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. For information, call 423-439TKTS (8587) or visit cas/arts.

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Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area Seeking employment opportunities? October 2012 Events

Sycamore Shoals Fife & Drum Corps Saturdays 10:00 am The Fife & Drum Corps performs at historical events, dedications, and parades. This group is open to anyone ages 13 & up. Musical experience is welcome but not necessary; just come with a willingness to learn. Meet our volunteer coordinator John Large at the Sycamore Shoals Visitors Center. Lessons are free of charge, just call and let us know you’re coming! Bird Walks with the Lee & Lois Herndon TOS Chapter Saturdays, October 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th @ 8:00 am Meet other birders and naturalists at Sycamore Shoals for a morning of birding during the migratory season. Fort Watauga Knap-In Saturday & Sunday, October 6th & 7th 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Knapping—with a “K”—has nothing to do with sleep! Knapping is the art of making stone tools, and the Knap-In at Fort Watauga is our celebration of Tennessee Archaeology Week. Watch primitive skills craftsmen make arrowheads, spear points, and other survival tools. There will be demonstrations of primitive tools such as the bow, arrow, and atlatl throughout the day. 18th Annual Sycamore Shoals Quilt Show Thursday, Friday & Saturday, October 4th, 5th, and 6th: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm Sunday, October 7th 1 pm – 4:30 pm This four-day exhibition, sponsored by the Sycamore Shoals Stitchers, features a show and demonstrations by local quilters held in the park museum. Bed quilts, wall hangings, holiday and baby quilts, miniatures and antique quilts will be on display. The Liberty Spinners Tuesday, October 9th 2nd Tuesday of the Month) 9:30 am – 1 pm This gathering of spinners and fiber artists is open to anyone interested in the art of spinning. Join us at 9:30 am on the 2nd Tuesday of each month (except December). Step by Step Oil Painting Instructor: Kay Braswell Saturday, October 13th 9 am – 4 pm & Friday, October 19th Cost: $50 (includes supplies) Min: 6 Max: 15 Discover oil on canvas through wet-on-wet painting techniques. Beginners are welcome or come to improve the skills you already possess. Net Bag Making Instructor: Ken Dykes Saturday, October 13th 9 am – 4 pm Cost: $35 (includes supplies) Min: 2 Max: 10 Learn the primitive technique for making a net bag from hemp string. This making this versatile piece of gear is a must for outdoor survival. Bring a knife and dress appropriately for the weather. Class will be at the fort.

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Primitive Trapping and Fishing Instructor: Steve Ricker Saturday, October 20th 10 am – 4pm Cost: $35.00 Min: 5 Max: 10 Learn traditional methods of hunting, trapping, and fishing, using ordinary materials to survive in the wild. This class will take place outdoors, so dress accordingly. Beginners Spinning Instructor: Amy Gawthrop Sunday, October 21st 1:30 – 4 pm Cost: $40.00 includes fleece (1st time students in this class) $15.00 for returning students Min: 1 Max: 5 Learning about wool, it’s structure and how it reacts. Wool preparation with hand cards, viking combs and drum carder. Practical at the wheel time Shape Note Singing - Led by Don Wiley Sunday, October 21st (3rd Sun. of each Month) 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Sing the shapes! In this early musical tradition, “shapes” represented each note of the do-re-mi scale. Although many Appalachian frontiersmen could not read, they achieved beautiful four-part harmonies through this simplified method of learning music. We invite you to join “The Old Fields Singers” for an experience you will not forget. Scary Stories at the Carter Mansion Thursday, October 25th 7:30 pm Strange things happen around All Hallows Eve, especially at a 200 year-old mansion. Bring the family and join us for tales of woe and terror, the weird and macabre, with a touch of wit thrown in for good measure. Don’t be afraid, the graveyard at the Carter Mansion isn’t haunted… we think! Blowgun and Dart Making Instructor: Ken Dykes Saturday, October 27th 9 am – 4 pm Cost: $75 Min: 2 Max: 5 Learn the primitive technique for making a 5 to 6 foot blowgun and 3 darts. Bring a knife and a pair of gloves. Will be working with fire. Dress appropriately for the weather, class will be at the fort. Old Time Music Jam Art Lang Sunday, October 28th 1:30 pm – 4 pm Bring an acoustic instrument, your singing voice, or your dancing feet! (no taps please) This afternoon brings together musicians of all levels as they share traditional Appalachian tunes. Old-time musicians of all instruments and skill levels are welcome to play! This group meets on the 4th Sunday of the month. For more information or to register for workshops, contact:

Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area 1651 West Elk Avenue Elizabethton, TN 37643

Google yourself first! By Mary Ellen Miller If you’re trying to find a job in today’s job market take time to Google yourself! This advice was given on CNN recently after an NFL substitute referee found himself set to officiate a New Orleans Saints game when, Whoops! There were New Orleans Saints photos all over his Facebook page. (Wonder which way the close calls would have gone in that game?) And if you think the referee lost out on some weekend cash, CNN Anchorwoman Christine Romans talked about someone who missed out on a $200,000 per year job because he wasn’t aware of his personal brand and what was out there online about him. Don’t get

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caught losing out on great employment opportunities because you’re not aware of your personal brand! Right after I posted this information on my blog a colleague told me he ran a check on his Google page and was glad he did so. He didn’t realize that Google+ was indexing everything he posted and he thought some of those items might be less than ideal for future employers to see. As I always say, “think before you post.” Coincidentally, the CNN anchorwoman’s advice is the *exact* advice Maria Peagler of and I gave to our Personal Branding webinar listeners during two recent live one-hour training sessions that we created and presented together. The action item, “Google Yourself” is one of 15 bricks in an infographic pyramid of action steps we created with advice on polishing personal brands. We received this testimonial from Kingsport chocolatier Brenda Barnicki, owner of Bellafina Chocolates, who took our webinar, “Maria Peagler and Mary Ellen Miller conducted a GREAT webinar last week on social media strategies. If you get the chance to attend, take it. They’ll walk you through 15 basic steps to improve your personal (and business) brand. Highly recommended!” Thanks for the endorsement Brenda! You can still watch our  free personal branding webinar at You can also join those who’ve tried and loved our personal branding toolkit. I recently used one of the tools we created for the tool kit during a brainstorming session with a prospective client and he loved it!  It is

a very simple spreadsheet that helped in identifying what he was doing right and what he needs to work on in each of the 15 personal branding steps. Sometimes the old adage about “keeping it simple” is the best advice of all. Remember, refining your personal brand is an ongoing process. Be sure to follow our 15 steps to personal branding success so you don’t miss out on a $200,000 job opportunity! Mary Ellen Miller is founder and President of MarketingMel an innovative marketing, public relations and social media strategies firm for business professionals. You can link to her on one of her numerous social media channels and read more business/social networking stories on her blog at You can also email her at maryellen [AT] or call her at 423-335-7267.

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Annual October National Storytelling Festival turns 40! Jonesborough, TN. —Tennessee’s oldest town is hosting a three-day blowout for the National Storytelling Festival, which celebrates its 40th anniversary the weekend of Oct. 5-7, 2012. Produced by the International Storytelling Center (ISC), the al fresco fall festival, which has been hailed “the leading event of its kind in America” by USA Today, will showcase many of the best and brightest voices in the storytelling industry. This year’s featured performers include fan favorites Carmen Deedy, Donald Davis, and Barbara McBride-Smith, popular NPR commentator Kevin Kling, the U.K.’s Michael Harvey, and folk-music superstar John McCutcheon. The largest and most prestigious event of its kind in America, the National Storytelling Festival has been an American institution since 1973. The 2012 Festival will feature performances by nearly two dozen storytellers who represent a wide variety of oral traditions, including folklore, personal stories, legends, and fairy tales from around the world. “We’ve had so much fun working on the lineup for our anniversary celebration,” says Susan O’Connor, ISC’s Director of Programs. “As always, we’re thrilled to feature styles from around the globe. And this year, we’re also including some surprises along the way.” New features include a story slam, a wine garden, and a brand-new film of archival material put together by the Library of Congress. Storytelling concerts, which are held under big-top tents scattered across the historic town, begin at 10 a.m. on Oct. 5, and continue until 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 7. Separate ticketing is available for two hugely popular events: open-air ghost stories (at 8:00 p.m. on Oct. 5 and 6) and the adult-only Midnight Cabarets featuring fourtime Grammy award-winner David Holt and funny man Willy Claflin (at 10:30 p.m. on Oct. 5 and 6, respectively). The weekend will kick off with two special events on the festival grounds. Beloved storyteller Donald Davis will share a special set

Evening Storytelling Concert featuring Southern Humorist Jeanne Robertson Nationally known Southern humorist Jeanne Robertson will appear in an evening storytelling concert on Thursday, October 4 at 7:30 p.m. The concert is presented as a prelude to the 40th anniversary of the National Storytelling Festival. Jeanne has been featured on CBS’s 60 Minutes, performed at the White House, and can be heard daily on Sirius XM Radio’s Laugh USA. Tickets for this special event — which takes place on the National Storytelling Festival grounds — are $20. For tickets or more information, call the International Storytelling Center at (423) 913-1276. The concert is sponsored by CrestPoint Health and Bank of Tennessee. of stories the evening of Wednesday, October 3, and the nationally renowned humorist Jeanne Robertson, a featured voice on Sirius XM radio, will perform Thursday night, October 4. The National Storytelling Festival is sponsored in part by Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, The Tennessee Arts Commission, The National Endowment for the Arts, CrestPoint Health and Ramey Ford. For more information and ticket prices, visit or call 800-952-8392 ext. 221 or 423-7532171.

Evening Storytelling Concert featuring National Storytelling Festival favorite Donald Davis Jonesborough, TN. – Storyteller-in-residence and National Storytelling Festival favorite Donald Davis will appear in an evening storytelling concert on Wednesday, October 3 at 7:30 p.m. The concert, “Cripple Joe,” features stories about Donald’s father and is presented as a prelude to the 40th anniversary of the National Storytelling Festival. A prolific author, producer of books and CDs, and fan favorite, Davis was born in a Southern Appalachian mountain world rich in stories, surrounded by a family of traditional storytellers who told him gentle fairy tales, simple and silly Jack tales, scary mountain lore, ancient Welsh and Scottish folktales, and most importantly, nourishing, true-to-life stories of his own neighbors and kin. Tickets for this special event — which takes place on the National Storytelling Festival grounds — are $15. For tickets or more information, call the International Storytelling Center at (423) 913-1276.

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A step in the right direction: Transfer student on her way to earning BSN at Milligan Jennifer Wolfenbarger Hometown: Kingsport, TN Q: Where did you study and work before you transferred to Milligan this fall?

Q: How does Milligan help transfer students feel connected to the college community?

A: I completed my first two years of college at a local community college. I’ve been in the nursing field for seven years, and I currently work in the emergency department at the Johnson City Medical Center. Since my 6-year-old son is older now, I decided to get my Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree.

A: Milligan has been a wonderful transition. I’m not used to having smaller class sizes. If I have a question, I email my professors and get an almost immediate response. It lets me know they care about my future and that they are willing to go the extra mile to help me succeed. Everyone has been very helpful. We are all here to make a better future for ourselves, and we keep each other motivated.

Q: Why did you choose Milligan? A: I chose Milligan because word of mouth travels. I work with a lot of Milligan alumni, and my cousin also is attending Milligan’s nursing program. I’ve heard great things and witnessed even better from the alumni I work with every day. Milligan better prepares its nurses for what’s to come when they begin to work in the nursing field. Q: How has Milligan made the transfer process easier for you? A: The transfer process was easier than I thought. I turned in my application and was contacted by an admissions counselor who held my hand through the whole process. She answered any questions I had at any time, and even called to check on me to see if all was well. Then, I was contacted by the director of the nursing program to set up an interview. She was very organized and told me what I needed to get started. Overall, it was an exciting experience.

Q: You are a wife, mother, employee and student who commutes to Milligan from Kingsport five days a week. How do you find time to achieve your educational goals? A: Managing my time has been by far the biggest challenge. I have a great support system at home. My husband helps me with things around the house and offers encouragement. I also have wonderful friends. I’ve got the study, family and working thing down. Now I just have to figure out how to fit in laundry and cleaning.

To learn more about Milligan, visit or call 800.262.8337.


Milligan offers traditional undergraduate programs in over 30 majors plus graduate and professional studies. To learn more, visit :: 423.461.8730

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UPCOMING EVENTS AT MILLIGAN * All events are FREE and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

Faculty Lecture Series: Dr. Lee Fierbaugh

October 9, 4 p.m. Hyder Auditorium, Science Building Dr. Lee Fierbaugh, vice president for enrollment management and marketing at Milligan, will present a lecture titled “Key to Organizational Success: Communicate with Your Employees.”

David Knoecklein: Measured by Brush Marks

October 1-27 Milligan Art Gallery, lower level of Derthick Hall A reception for the artist will be held during Milligan’s Homecoming festivities on Saturday, Oct. 27 at 11 a.m.

And Then There Were None

October 25–27, 7:30 p.m. October 28, 2:30 p.m. McGlothlin-Street Theatre, Gregory Center The Milligan Theatre department presents And Then There Were None, a murder mystery by Agatha Christie. All seats are $5. Tickets go on sale Friday, Oct. 12, in the Milligan Bookstore. Call 423.461.8733 for more information.

Homecoming Concert: Milligan’s Musical Heritage

October 27, 3:30 p.m. Mary B. Martin Auditorium, Seeger Chapel The Milligan music department will present a short concert celebrating several long-standing Milligan musical traditions such as Concert Choir, Women’s Chorale and Heritage, as well as newer additions like the Milligan Orchestra and Heard Mentality.

Convo: David Bowden

October 30, 11 a.m. Mary B. Martin Auditorium, Seeger Chapel Poet and spoken word artist David Bowden inspires audiences to give a voice to the voiceless, promote social justice and care for the needy throughout the world.

Milligan Orchestra Concert: Celebrating Strings

November 2, 7:30 p.m. Mary B. Martin Auditorium, Seeger Chapel The Milligan College Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. Kellie Brown, will present a concert celebrating string players and teachers from the region.


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Two UniqUe STageS . . . Barter Theatre Presents Two Worlds, One Family in “Tarzan: The Stage Musical” Get ready to swing into fall as Barter Theatre takes audiences on a jungle adventure uniting two worlds into one family with “Tarzan: The Stage Musical.” Beginning September 14, the story is based on the Disney film, features music by Phil Collins and stars Sean Campos as Tarzan and Holly Williams as Jane; both from Barter’s 2011 mega-hit, “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.” “Barter Theatre’s ‘Tarzan: The Stage Musical’ takes a fun and fascinating look at what it means to be family,” said Lori Hester, director of patron services. “This show proves that it isn’t always blood that makes you family, but love can absolutely bring people together. Your family, no matter who they are, will always remember the extraordinary experience of this Barter Theatre production.” Follow along as a young orphan boy is adopted by Kala, a loving ape mother. Kala only sees the similarities she and Tarzan share. Tarzan’s ape father, Kercheck, can only see the differences. As Kala, Tarzan’s best friend Terk and the rest of the apes teach Tarzan how to survive, Tarzan can’t help but long for the acceptance of Kercheck. When a group of humans enter the world of the apes as part of a research expedition, Tarzan meets Jane, a kind and caring woman. Trouble ensues as Tarzan struggles to find his true place in the world. Does he belong with his kind, the humans, and the woman he loves? Or does he stay with his real family: the mother who

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loves him, his friend Terk and the rest of his ape tribe? Will the humans reject the instincts to dominate, take captive and destroy that which is beautiful? “Barter Theatre’s jungle will come alive in a way that only our professional artists can deliver and Disney can nourish,” said Director Richard Rose. With almost the entire Barter Theatre Resident Acting Company in the show, you’ll see some of your favorite actors like you’ve never seen them before. Sean Campos, who brought the fearsome, yet truly lovable Beast of “Beauty and the Beast” to life last year; as well as the M.C. in “Cabaret,” steps into the role of Tarzan. Hannah Ingram, who played the fun-loving Sally Bowles in “Cabaret,” will play the ape mother, Kala. Nick Koesters—the chauvinistic boss in “9 to 5: The Musical” will play Kercheck, the ape father. Holly Williams is cast as Jane, and Stephen Scott Wormley will portray Tarzan’s best friend and mentor, Terk. Williams and Wormley play opposite one another in Barter’s “Zombie Prom,” also playing this fall. “Families and friends packed Barter Main Stage last summer for ‘Disney’s Beauty and the Beast’ and Barter artists delivered an extraordinary experience,” said Hester. “We are all excited to deliver a new kind of adventure in the amazing story of ‘Tarzan: The Stage Musical.’” A complete cast list, plus photos and videos (as they become available) can be found at Youth tickets are $17 and group and senior discounts are available. Call Barter Theatre’s Box Office at 276.628.3991 or visit for more information.

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Ladies Night: Thursday Drink and Food Specials AVAILABLE!

Country Club Bar & Grill Band Schedule for October Friday, oct. 5th Jones Boys Saturday, oct. 6th Hillbilly bonz (first time playing) Friday, oct. 12th Carolina reign (first time playing) Saturday, oct. 13th wolfcreek Friday & Saturday, oct. 19 & 20 Sundance with “big Don” Friday oct. 26th boneyard rejects Saturday oct. 27th bob lowery band (formely stoker) Halloween bash night!!!!!!

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