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November 2011



Pet Diabetes

How to Prevent and Detect p34

Staying Motivated to Work Out p10 Dentist Chair Look Like An Electric Chair? Tips To Cope p16

Painted Pink

Trunk Show Nov. 23

Montgomery’s New Trolley System p2

Connecting You to the Capitol City

Trolley, Anyone

The new downtown trolley a more complete downtown three stops and a virtual to

hour from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. There are three scheduled stops: the Rosa Parks Museum, the Capitol and Old Alabama Town. The trolley comes back in an hour to pick you up or you can also hop on the trolley at any location along its route. A unique addition to the trolley is the flat-screen televisions that take the passengers through an informative virtual tour of downtown Montgomery so no site is missed! Ronnie Taylor, of Troy University, was instrumental in developing this video production, which is overlaid with interviews featuring Mary Ann Neely, a City Historian. The Capital Dreams Bus and the trolley can both be chartered for private events such as reunions, parties, church groups or other organizations. Mr. Steve Jones, Special Projects Manager for the City of Montgomery stated, “The city of Montgomery wants this to be an experience, not just a ride.”













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Train Shed Hank Williams Museum Rosa Park Museum Church of Christ Federal Court House Fountain RSA Tower













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MLK Church Capital Confederate Memorial Alabama Veterans Memorial MLK Home Ben Moore Hotel White House of the Confederacy































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. . . is well known for its tours of downtown Montgomery. The trolley has been in Montgomery for 13 years. Formerly, the trolley system was half-owned by the city, and the other half was federally owned. This meant that all routes had to be federally approved, and no variations of the routes could be made, even for chartered trolleys. Another downside to the federal ownership was that you couldn’t see all the sites on one trolley ride. You had to ride the trolley twice, with two different routes, in order to see all of downtown’s historical sites, government centers and city landmarks. Recently, the city purchased a new trolley as well as “The Capital Dreams Bus.” Both the trolley and the Capital Dreams Bus can seat roughly 35 people at one time. The trolley has combined the previous two routes into one 30-minute route, so that close to 30 sites can now be seen. The 35-minute route begins at Union Station and leaves on the



The trolley system in Montgomery. . .

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Alabama Archives Civil Rights Memorial City Hall Old Alabama Town Biscuits Stadium MPAC


Meet Montgomery’s Mayor owner of Blount Strange Automotive Group, former senior vice president of Administration, Blount International, Ltds., former president and CEO, Blount Development Corporation and several leadership roles with South Central Bell Company.

Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange took office on March 10, 2009 to become the 56th mayor of the city. Prior to becoming mayor, Strange served as chairman of the Montgomery County Commission for nearly five years. As former director of the Alabama Development Office, Strange collaborated many efforts that brought major industries to Alabama including the Hyundai Manufacturing Facility here in Montgomery. He also served as former president, CEO and co-

Strange’s extensive involvement in the community includes chairman of the Capital City Club, member of the Board of Directors and former vice-chairman of the Montgomery Business Committee for the Arts, and member of the Board of Trustees at University of Montevallo. He was also former chairman of the University of Montevallo National Alumni Association, former president and campaign chairman for Montgomery Area United Way, former chairman of the Board of Directors for the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce, former president of the Alabama Institute for the Deaf and Blind Foundation, former board chairman of the Montgomery’s

November 2011 Departments Sights To See 6 Health & Fitness 10 Good Taste 18 Faith 24 Education Station 26 Kid’s Corner 30 Meow Woof Chirp 34 The Parking Lot 38 Maxwell-Gunter 40 Shopping 42 Map It Out 44 Datebook 46 Advertisers A Touch of Eden 11 Adrian Freeman Photography 23 American Forest Management 15 Artistic Expressions 27 Auto Mart 39 Body & Soul 31

Child Evangelism Fellowship 25 Express Health 14 Green Gate School 29 Holy Cross Episcopal School 27 Isaiah’s Restaurant 21 Jim ’n Nicks 20 Line-X 38 Looney’s SuperSkate 32 Montgomery Humane Society 35 Montgomery Multisport 13 Montgomery Veterinary Assoc. 34 Painted Pink 43 Resolution Camps 14 SaZa Italian Back Cover Steak ’n Shake 26 The Look Boutique 42 The Mark Apartments 9 Tiger Rock Karate 33 Tonya Speed’s Dance 31 We Finance Auto 38

Riverfront Development Committee, and former Chairman of the Montgomery Riverfront Alliance. Strange has received numerous awards and honors for his visionary and progressive leadership. His awards include Business and Professional Women Boss of the Year, March of Dimes’ River Region Citizen of the Year, AUM Outstanding Community Leader Award, and Time Magazine’s Quality Dealer Award for Alabama. The




Publisher Frank K. Rho Editor Virginia Saunders Creative Director Emily Cobern Operations Manager Katy Reid Advertising Representatives Chris Harrelson Donna Ellis Photography Adrian Freeman Photography Webmaster JIm Schmidt Contributing Writers Dr. Frank Aman Corey & Donna Ellis A.D. Marshall Kimberly Ramsey Dr. Frank K. Rho Brett Richardson Yvonna Richardson Mail letters and story ideas to: Editor, The Pride of Montgomery PO Box 11543, Montgomery, AL 36111. For advertising information, call: Virginia Saunders (334) 462-9602.

Attractions photos courtesy of Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce Convention & Visitor’s Bureau Copyright 2011 by The Pride Advertising, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Reproduction in whole or part by any means expressly forbidden without written permission from the publisher.





On the Cover


ainted Pink opened in 2002 in the historic Mulberry District. It is the culmination of a childhood dream by owner Pat McDonald to have her own store. The retail bug bit early and Pat worked at a boutique in high school in her hometown of Phenix City, Alabama. She attended the University of Alabama and graduated with a degree in fashion merchandising and marketing. The next fifteen years were spent first at Parisian and then at Klein & Son in various management and buying positions. This knowledge and experience were put to the test when she opened her first store, The Children’s Shop, in 1996. Three children’s stores later, she opened a fourth store, Painted Pink, to target the need for a classic yet trendy boutique in Montgomery to cater to contemporary fashionistas. In 2006, Pat closed her children’s stores to concentrate all her efforts on Painted Pink, much to the delight of her teenage daughters. The store prides itself on offering special looks in a range of prices to fit every budget. Pat and manager/buyer, Rebecca Simon, a 2010 graduate of Auburn University, shop diligently to bring the best of the best to their customers- who they consider friends! Boxes of merchandise arrive daily and there is always something new and exciting at “The Pink!”


lthough many loyal customers come in more than once a week to be sure they get first pick, special occasions bring people from far and wide to the store. Graduation, weddings, church and dances are all reasons for a special trip to Painted Pink. Perhaps the favorite shopping occasion is sorority rush and the Pink Ladies love to help excited young ladies prepare to leave home and look their best as they start a new chapter of their lives. For the last few years Painted Pink has hosted the Montgomery Panhellenic fashion show to help college-bound girls know what is appropriate for each of the days of rush.


ainted Pink has a wide audience of followers and over a thousand fans who eagerly await the twice-weekly updates on Facebook (key word: Painted Pink) featuring a visual of everything in the store. All of the Pink Ladies love to make your shopping trip special! Whether you are an old friend or new, a trip to Painted Pink is always a wonderful treat!

Sights to See

In the Spotlight

Proud of... Montgomery Zoo The Montgomery Zoo is one of Montgomery’s most valuable assets. When planning a trip to the zoo, allot plenty of time, because there are 40 acres worth of exhibits, and over 500 animals to visit. The zoo is a natural-habitat environment that incorporates the beauty of nature with the animals. The zoo is divided up into 5 continents, or areas: North & South America, Australia, Asia and Africa. You will find respresentative species within each continent, from sea otters to elephants, and don’t forget... lions, tigers and bears. The Mann Museum is on the premises, and well worth the visit. There you will find amazing presentations of North American and Alabamian wildlife: animals, birds, fish, and reptiles as well as authentic fossils of

a Sabertooth Tiger, Mastodon tusk and bones, Wooly Mammoth tusks, 3,300-year-old whale bones, a 163 million year old mussel fossil, and much more. The Overlook Cafe is the zoo’s restaurant and is located centrally, so you can enjoy watching the giraffes and zebras while you eat. The zoo has a train that circles the park. You will get a look at the continents as you hear from the conductor about the various exhibits you pass. Wheelchair & stroller rentals are available, as well as group discounts. For detailed information, hours, rates and special celebration information, visit the website: or call the main office. 2301 Coliseum Parkway Montgomery, AL 36110 (334) 240-4900

Alabama Dance Theater Performance

Fort Toulouse


Biscuits Game, Riverwalk Stadium


William Shakespeare Statue,Alabama Shakespeare Theater



Sights to See Riverwalk Amphitheatre The Amphitheatre, a sprawling grassy area on the banks of the Alabama River, is perfect for picnics, concerts, movies, plays, productions and more. The splash pad offers a fountain of water for children to play in and the surround sound system provides crystal clear quality for each event. The Riverwalk Amphitheatre provides a stunning view of the river and a serene atmosphere for all who visit.

Civil Rights Memorial & Center The memorial features a fountain where water flows over a table that is inscribed with the names of those who died during the modern Civil Rights Movement. The wall behind the table is inscribed with excerpts from the Book of Amos quoted in the historical speech by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Harriott II This is the great escape you’ve been looking for. Travel back in time to the days of historic paddlewheel boats meandering along the scenic Alabama River. Montgomery’s own Harriott II riverboat offers the opportunity to enjoy the sights and sounds of days gone by. The themed and custom cruises are the newest and most unique way to spend quality time with family, friends, and business associates while enjoying an unforgettable experience on the water.

Rosa Parks Library & Museum and Children’s Wing The museum is a major landmark in the revitalization of downtown Montgomery. The museum is located on the site of the old Empire Theatre where Mrs. Parks began her courageous and historic stand in 1955. The museum features a recreated street scene and replica of the bus, while video footage transports witnesses to the fateful day. Additional exhibits lead visitors on an emotional journey through the days of the Bus Boycott, which became the first step on the often difficult path to Civil Rights in America.

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Health & Fitness

Motivation by Corey & Donna Ellis

When an individual decides to get motivated about getting into better physical shape, there is a process that is encountered to help them decide to get up and get started. Becoming motivated to begin an exercise program is easy. Staying motivated, on the other hand, is not as simple. When most people are unmotivated to exercise, they stop. It important for us to find different ways to stay motivated and to surround ourselves with those people who will motivate us to keep going and to re-motivate ourselves. Motivation is the driving force by which humans achieve their goals (Wikipedia Encyclopedia). Keeping our clients motivated is one of the hardest parts of the job. Every client’s motivation is triggered by something different. So what motivates us to exercise?

He Said.....

What motivated me to begin exercising?

I can remember when I was in college, my roommate approached me and said, “Man, it looks like you need to start lifting some weights.” It wasn’t until then, that I sat back and evaluated my physical condition. To be real with you, I was so far out of shape with strength and endurance, that I couldn’t believe I’d let myself get this way just four years from leaving a sports-filled high school life. That day, I made up my mind to try and get back in shape. When we first started out, I would get so discouraged because my roommate could do so much more than I could, but I was motivated and determined to reach that level. Months went by, and I would begin to see glimmers of being in shape, but it wasn’t happening fast enough. I wanted to give up so many days, and I started to ask myself, what exactly am I doing this for again? My mind would revert back to the intial reason that I became motivated, so I kept pushing. After two years of being out of college, the things that motivated me began to change. I would see individuals in the gym working out and I wanted to look that way. They showed me the intensity I needed to have. I’d push myself to reach those levels. Individuals around me began to get diagnosed with serious health problems, so I would work out harder to try and ensure that I would be in the best physical shape I could be. Then, seeing my body transform each week, month, and year from consistency was the most motivating reason I’ve encountered to keep pushing and striving to be healthier and fit. Even with my transformation over the years, I’ve never lost focus of my initial reason for wanting to live a healthier lifestyle. Whether you’re 50 or 18, its always a challenge to begin living a healthier lifestyle, no matter where you are in your life. Welcome the challenge, and always keep your initial motivating factor in the forefront of your mind and it should help you stay motivated!

She Said...

What motivates me to exercise?

For me, there are a number of different factors that motivate me to exercise and to encourage others to exercise. First and foremost, exercising makes me feel great. Enough said. I am able to carry on daily activities without it being a challenge. Second, if I take care of myself now I can have a better QUALITY of life in the future. Other outside factors include my clients and our campers. When I see them work hard for their results, I want to work hard too. Practice what you preach, right? Some of our older campers are in extremely great physical shape. You will see them run circles around individuals half their age, and that’s very motivating. My goal is to be able to accomplish that when I reach their age. Last but not least, looking nice for my spouse motivates me. He works hard so I want to work hard. Working out is great quality time together. Don’t get me wrong, I am not saying that staying motivated is easy. It is hard work, but you have to keep in mind that the benefits of exercise tremendously outweigh the results of not exercising.

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You Said...

What motivates you to exercise?

We know what motivates us individually, but we want to give you some ideas on what motivates other too. Events, events, and more events. Some people are motivated by different events that are going on throughout the year. After they work out for one event, they select another event. This keeps them working out all year round. Having a trainer. Whether it is group exercise, like a fitness camp, group personal training, or one-on-one training, having someone keep you accountable and participating in a workout where you do not have to plan your exercises keeps you motivated. Most people will tell you that they don’t want to disappoint the trainer, so they will work harder. Seeing results. We all love to see results whether it be our blood pressure, weight, inches, etc.... When starting an exercise program, be sure to get measurements and blood work if possible. Be careful with the scale because

that can be deceiving and very unmotivating. Break out the tape measurer and measure yourself. You will see inches lost before you will see a significant amount of weight loss. Wanting to be healthy. Some people come to us wanting to become a more healthy individual. They are tired of taking medication for factors that are controllable. They also want to be able to walk up stairs, play with grandchildren, be able to tie their shoes when they get older, etc.... We do not want to go through the later years of our life being restricted from doing certain activities because we did not want to take the time when we were younger. How can you stay motivated when nothing seems to be going right?

Focus Focus Focus!

Keep your mind focused on your end results instead of the small setbacks. Sometime you have to take a step backward in order to move forward.

Those Who Stay Motivated Achieve Their Goals!

Health & Fitness

Running Comfortably: Asking the Uncomfortable Questions by AD Marshall

conjunction with the right socks, a teaspoon and a half per sock of this powder is enough to pull the moisture away from the feet and prevent the dreaded blisters. For ultras, I typically run in a shoe ½-size larger to accommodate for swelling and will use a sock/sock liner combination. Adding powder to both layers, I have managed to run in excess of 12 hours with multiple stream crossings and maintain blister-free feet. CHEST

Around the time I got serious about running, I began noticing just how unconditioned my skin was to the constant friction created from a body in constant motion. Moreover, that uncomfortable feeling in sensitive areas was equally uncomfortable, if not more so, to discuss with friends. Running in the humid south complicated these conditions even more, since running dry became impractical after 3-4 miles. Finding something to prevent these excessive skin irritations, commonly referred to as chaffing, either from skin-onskin or skin-on-cloth became priority numero uno. FEET

Fortunate to discover Tom Tom’s Blister Shield early on, I have not had the need to try anything else. In

Women: According to Saucony representative Chandra Farmham, your best bet would include a visit to your local running shop to be professionally fitted. In the event the shop does not provide this service, she recommends that the band around the rib cage needs to fit snug without constricting breathing. Men: The most effective solution happens to be the most economical: a small piece of cloth athletic tape (make sure it’s the cloth tape). Both rain and shower proof, I’ve gotten by with the same two quarter-inch squares for more than a week.

Upcoming Events In Our Area November 19th: Peppertree Center Turkey Burner


When it comes to anti-chaffing lubricants, my favorite to date has been TriSlide by SEBR. Available in a 5 oz. spray can ranging from $12-$18, TriSlide provides an easy, no-mess application. Simply hit the critical areas, between the thighs, under the sports bra band, arm pits, and if using a hydration belt/pack hit the hips and/or shoulders. I find that one application of TriSlide will last for any mileage up to marathon distance. In a pinch I may use Body Glide: probably the most readily available stick lubricant on the market. However, I never found Body Glide to provide the same extended protection. THIGHS (Extended Control)

There’s only been one event that I found the TriSlide didn’t hold up even after several applications. but I’m talking multi-day and very high humidity. So for the long runs (50K or better), I rely on Skin Sake. It was a lifesaver two days into a fourday stage race. While I think TriSlide would work if administered on a regular basis, Skin Sake doesn’t require the frequency of application and is packed with Aloe and Vitamins to treat skin irritations present or that may develop.

November 6 World Run Day Saturday, November 26 Ryan’s Run 5K Frazer United Methodist Church December 3 Jingle Bell Run Huntingdon College

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ve take fi can” to S y d o “B s. e use a n bike cles. W fit people o y ic b and tely Felt br dy to accura Back in 2004, a group of local triathletes organized themselves and began tt and o o b c S n , a k Tre hum a website and a club called Montgomery Multisport. On September 1st, 2010, We sell ments of the re measu five club members opened the doors of Montgomery Multisport, the Triathlon Store.

In March of 2011 our store expansion allowed us to deepen our investment in the running community, while adding new diagnostic equipment and four additional shoe manufacturers. Currently the club has over 200 members, a masters swim group, and various racing subteams.

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We use a software program called “Motion Pro” to do running Gait Analysis and an “iStep” machine so we can properly fit people in the best shoes and orthotics. We sell the following brands of shoes and running apparel: Asics, Brooks, K-Swiss, Mizuno, Newton, and Saucony.

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Health & Fitness DR. RHO KNOWS... GUMS & TEETH Mrs. Jones was visibly shaking as she walked into my office.

So how do you overcome dental anxiety?

““Please don’t take this personally…

When I was around 6 years old growing up in Washington State, I started to cry during a filling because I was afraid. My dentist, who I really liked, put his hand over my mouth until I couldn’t breathe enough to cry. It worked. I stopped crying, but I still remember it. Going to the dentist was completely changed for me after that. Mom would have to bribe me. When that didn’t work, she’d threaten me. When that didn’t work, she’d have to physically carry me to the dentist kicking and hollering.

she said, as she sat in the dental chair, her eyes welling with tears.,

. . . but I hate dentists.” As I sat with her to talk about it, she told me her whole story. When Mrs. Jones was a little girl she had a painful and terrifying experience with her dentist. Since then she had avoided seeing a dentist for almost 30 years. Today, her hands wrenched into tight fists, a sheen of perspiration glazing her brow, she sat afraid, embarrassed about her teeth and in pain. The pain in her mouth brought her to me. Every other part of her wanted to run back out the door. If you or someone you know can relate to Mrs. Jones’ story, you’re not alone. Sitting with her, listening to her story, feeling her restlessness and fear, I was reminded of the hundreds of times I’ve sat with patients listening to their struggle. The fear of pain, lack of control, the loss of personal space and embarrassment don’t discriminate across class, sex, age or race.

Up to 75% of the population experience some form of dental anxiety. Somewhere around 15% have such a severe fear of the dentist that they avoid going altogether. When I graduated from dental school, someone gave me a gag gift: a copy of the low-budget horror movie called “The Dentist.” The title said it all. The fact that the media can produce a scary movie for the masses and just call it “The Dentist” says even more about how so many people can relate to that fear. As a side note: it’s a terrible movie. Don’t bother watching it.

I’ve heard similar stories and not too similar stories, but the differences in the experience doesn’t matter so much. What does matter is that the life-long effect is the same. The part of our brain that remembers the experience is the same part that controls our flight or fight responses. It’s automatic. It’s as easy to simply talk or reason out your anxiety as it is to stop your own heart with willpower alone. To think that you can or should overcome it will only leave you feeling ashamed about it as if somehow you are flawed. As I said before, 75% of all people experience some form of dental anxiety. You’re not flawed. You’re in the majority. You’re normal! So what things can help you work through your dental anxiety? If you can’t beat it, have your dentist join you. Let him or her know. Communicating with your dentist on a one-on-one level can really help to relieve your fears. We’re not only dentists, we’re patients. Talk to your dentist about your anxiety, what happens during the procedure and what to expect. Talking to a personable, caring dentist can create a lot more trust, which alleviates the fear of being out of control and handing it to some masked person with gloves. Instead, you can relax into trusting another human being who cares about you and your well-being. Distract yourself. Bring some of your favorite music with you and listen to it. Some dentists have televisions or glasses that play movies. Listening to music or watching television or even just letting your mind wander can do wonders to ease anxiety.

? s u o i x n A ! e n o l A t o N e r ’ u o Y

Have hand signals. It can be difficult to talk when your mouth is open and full of hands and tools. If you establish a gesture as simple as raising your hand that signals your dentist to stop, you can have control. You can use the signal if you are uncomfortable, need your mouth rinsed, or just need to rest a little and catch your breath. Medication may be an option. In the early days of dentistry, a string was tied to his tooth and the other side to a horse. Two burly men held the hapless victim down while the horse galloped away into the sunset with tooth bouncing down the trail behind it. Fortunately, things have changed. Back then, it took two big dudes to work you through your fear. Today, we can help to alleviate the fear itself.

Dental Anxiolysis refers to the use of a mild oral sedative to achieve “light sedation,” or a heightened state of comfort and relaxation. Although you will not actually be unconscious, you will enjoy a heightened state of relaxation that can carry you easily through the procedure. From talking with my dentist friends other dentists around the country, I’m very happy to let you know that a vast majority of modern dentists want all of their patients to have a good experience with them. The techniques and equipment that are available today to lesson or eliminate discomfort and anxiety have come a long way within the last 10 years alone. I have sat in hours-long discussions with hundreds of dentists on how to make their procedures painless and

take less time. We purchase certain equipment and materials solely to increase your comfort and decrease your anxiety. Some can prescribe for you anti-anxiety medications. Many are even looking at how our offices are decorated to make your comfort just a little bit better. And most importantly, we are listening to you and making adjustments to create a relationship where we are one human helping another. Though dental anxiety may always be around, there is a solution. Talk to your dentist about which is best for you. Mrs. Jones did just that. Not only did she get through her dental visits with ease, she doesn’t cover her mouth with her hand when she smiles anymore. She says that now she has an extra hand so that she can smile and hug at the same time. She’s good at it too!

Dr. Frank K. Rho received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from Loma Linda University in 1997. He has worked with numerous dentists and specialists and has lectured in communities on the subject of dental care throughout the United States. He is an active member of a number of organizations composed of dentists who keep abreast of the latest trends and techniques in dentistry. Dr. Rho practices general dentistry in Prattville, Alabama.

Good Taste

Restaurant Guide American/Deli

American Deli 971 Ann St 334-262-6122 Chris’ Hotdogs 138 Dexter Ave 334-265-6850 Courthouse Café 100 S Lawrence St 334-832-1684 El Paso Chili Company 539 N Eastern Blvd 334-244-0118 Five Guys Burgers & Fries 7220 EastChase Pkwy 334-239-7220 Flames Grill 142 Montgomery St 334-264-0100 Flips Uptown Grill 3900 Atlanta Hwy 334-244-8833 7900 Vaughn Rd 334-270-5559 Guthrie’s 5376 Atlanta Hwy 334-396-8300 7216 EastChase Pkwy 334-270-3331 Hamburger King 547 S Decatur St 334-262-1798 Honey Baked Ham 2816 E South Blvd 334-284-9100 Jason’s Deli 1520 Eastern Blvd 334-409-9890 Lunde’s 201 Montgomery St 334-265-3663 Mama’s Sack Lunch To Go 21 S Perry St 334-265-5554

MiMi’s Café 6814 EastChase Pkwy 334-271-0124

Momma Goldberg’s Deli 7960 Vaughn Rd 334-517-1071 Montgomery’s Café at Embassy Suites 300 Tallapoosa St 334-269-5055

Wishbone Café 61 Bridge St 334-356-4175 7028 Atlanta Hwy 334-244-7270 Zaxby’s 3130 Taylor Rd 334-481-0406 6453 Atlanta Hwy 334-277-8066 2923 Eastern Blvd 334-420-3500 2675 Zelda Rd 334-293-9933

Kabuki Japanese Steakhouse 7834 Vaughn Rd 334-273-8885 King Buffet 2727 Bell Rd 334-273-8883 Korean Garden 2891 Vaughn Plaza Rd 334-277-5685 Lek’s Railroad Thai at Union Station 300 Water St 334-269-0708

Panera Bread 2775 Eastern Blvd 334-272-2122 7224 EastChase Pkwy 334-274-9170

Ala Thai Classic 963 Ann St 334-240-2549

Lek’s Taste of Thailand 5421 Atlanta Hwy 334-244-8994

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers 7005 EastChase Pkwy 334-396-1078

Ala Thai East 6663 Atlanta Hwy 334-271-3141

Midori 5824 Woodmere Blvd 334-593-1754

Ruddle’s Pub Grill 3133 Bell Rd 334-277-8710

Asia Bistro & Seafood 7839 Vaughn Rd 334-213-3628

Ming’s Garden 1741 Eastern Blvd 334-277-8188

Schlotzsky’s Deli 5055 Carmichael Rd 334-409-9993

Bombay Masala 109 Eastern Blvd 334-272-8510

Scott Street Deli 412 Scott St 334-264-9415

Miyako Japanese Steak & Sushi Bar 8173 Vaughn Rd 334-215-2275

Buffet City 5461 Atlanta Hwy 334-279-1678

Shoney’s 850 Eastern Blvd 334-396-8533

Choices Restaurant 80 Commerce St 334-262-0888

Steak Out 3271 Malcolm Dr 334-270-0747 2930 Carter Hill Rd 334-269-1800

East China 8153 Vaughn Rd 334-279-1779

Stop & Sip Coffee 981 Adams Ave 334-230-9989 Sundown East 3416 Atlanta Hwy 334-271-0501 Tenda Chick 5951 Atlanta Hwy 334-260-8547 Wings Xpress 5780 Woodmere Blvd 334-244-7898


Green Papaya 409 Coliseum Blvd 334-395-7654 Hibachi Grill & Supreme Buffet 6561 Atlanta Hwy 334-260-7799 181D Eastern Blvd 334-260-6111 India Palace 3007H McGehee Rd 334-281-1200

Saigon Deli 2323 Eastern Blvd 334-279-5921 Satsuki 6534 Atlanta Hwy 334-239-7450 Shilla 3526 Eastdale Cir 334-354-3026 Shogun Japanese Steak & Sushi Bar 5215 Carmichael Rd 334-271-6999 Street Café 2777 Eastern Blvd 334-396-2232 The Super Buffet 5831 Atlanta Hwy 334-215-0055 Sushi Café 3004 Zelda Rd 334-819-7060

Sushi Yama 2070 Eastern Blvd 334-612-7800 Thai Gratiem 8868 Minnie Brown Rd 334-215-9960 Top China 9160 EastChase Pkwy 334-270-1668 Barbeque Country’s Barbecue 2610 Zelda Rd 334-262-6211 5761 Atlanta Hwy 334-270-0126 Dreamland BBQ 101 Tallapoosa St 334-273-7427 Jim ’N Nicks Bar-B-Q 6415 Atlanta Hwy 334-213-0046 K&J Rib Shack 4255 S Court St 334-356-1368 Sam’s Bar-B-Que 3510 Atlanta Hwy 334-279-0008 Sophia’s BBQ 1055 Adams Ave 334-269-1177 Varsity BBQ 5471 Atlanta Hwy 334-279-5444 Café Café Louisa 1034 E Fairview Ave 334-264-4241 Café M One Museum Dr 334-240-4333 Cool Beans at Café De Art 115 Montgomery St 334-269-3302 The Deli at Alley Station 130A Commerce St 334-263-2922

Recipe of the Month: Jim ‘n Nick’s Cole Slaw 8 to 10 servings

Ingredients 1 2-pound head of green cabbage, quartered, cored, cut crosswise into 1/8-inch-thick slices (about 14 cups) 1 1/4 cups apple cider vinegar 1 cup sugar 1 cup grated peeled carrots 4 green onions, thinly sliced 1/4 cup mayonnaise Preparation Place cabbage in large bowl. Add vinegar and sugar; toss to coat. Cover and let stand 30 minutes. Toss cabbage mixture well; cover and let stand 30 minutes longer. Drain cabbage. Can be made 8 hours ahead. Cover and chill. Transfer drained cabbage to another large bowl. Add carrots, green onions, and mayonnaise; toss to coat. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

There are a lot of styles of barbeque, but the Jim ’N Nick’s way is a 25-year labor of love, developed by Jim and his son, Nick, then passed on to local owners across the country like David Gadilhe, owner of our local Montgomery & Prattville Jim’N Nick’s Restaurants. David has been working for Jim ’N Nick’s for over 18 years, and has owned our local stores for over 6 years, firmly entrenching himself in the community, giving of his time and talents to organizations such as Magic Moments, a non-profit organization that fulfills the non-medical wishes of chronically ill Alabama children. The barbeque you will find at Jim ’N Nick’s is cooked slowly and with great attention to detail. Everything is made from scratch, from the salad croutons to the pie crust! Perhaps that why Jim ’N Nick’s has garnered so many awards, such as the Montgomery Advertiser’s Reader’s Choice “Best Barbeque” Award, Taste of Atlanta: Food Lover’s Food Event “Best Taste” Award, Emerald Coast Magazine’s “Best Barbeque: Best of the Emerald Coast” Award (five years in a row) and been called “Tastiest Birmingham Export Since Emmylou Harris” by Saveur Magazine. Try for yourself and see what you think . . . we’d love to hear from you! As for us, we love it the barbeque, but the muffins alone are worth the trip.

Good Taste

Shashy’s Fine Foods 1700 Mulberry St 334-263-7341 Casual Dining All City Coney Island 701 Madison Ave 334-819-4100 Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar 3001 Carter Hill Rd 334-264-9064 3195 Taylor Rd 334-274-0009 6601 Atlanta Hwy 334-279-1902 California Yogurt Kraze 3010 Zelda Rd 334-356-3716 7730 Vaughn Rd 334-215-9135 Chappy’s Deli 1611 Perry Hill Rd 334-279-7477 2055 E South Blvd 334-286-9200 8139 Vaughn Rd 334-279-1226

Michael’s Table 2960 Zelda Rd 334-272-2500 Olive Room 121 Montgomery St 334-262-2763

Chili’s 7355 EastChase Pkwy 334-270-1973

Ruby Tuesday 6970 EastChase Loop 334-215-2285

City Limits Bar & Grill 3585 McGehee Rd 334-239-9130

Sinclair’s 1051 E Fairview Ave 334-834-7462 7847 Vaughn Rd 334-271-7654

The Chophouse at Vintage Year 405 Cloverdale Rd 334-264-8463

Smoothie King 7026 EastChase Pkwy 334-356-5621

City Grill & Next Door 8147 Vaughn Rd 334-244-0960

Smoothies & Things Café 109 S Court St 334-241-0770

Garrett’s 7780 Atlanta Hwy 334-396-9950

Sommer’s Grill 9188 EastChase Pkwy 334-274-0275

Ham & High 5251 Hampstead High St 334-239-9982

Sommer’s Place 7972 Vaughn Rd 334-279-5401

The House Restaurant at Renaissance Montgomery Hotel 201 Tallapoosa St 334-481-5166

Carrabba’s Italian Restaurant 1510 Eastern Blvd 334-271-7500

La Jolla Restaurant & Bar 6854 EastChase Pkwy 334-356-2600

Cheezie’s Pizza 8125K Decker Ln 334-244-9496 2762 Bell Rd Bldg B 334-365-5423

Dreamz 511 E Edgemont Ave 334-239-7303 The Exchange at Renaissance Hotel 201 Tallapoosa St 334-481-5165 Island Delights 323 Air Base Blvd 334-264-0041 Nancy’s Italian Ice 7976 Vaughn Rd 334-356-1403 Roux 503 Cloverdale Rd 334-356-3814 Ruby Tuesday 1310 Eastern Blvd 334-396-0224

Steak ’n Shake Prattville 2313 Cobbs Ford Rd. 334-290-0036 32 Degrees, A Yogurt Bar 7030 EastChase Pkwy 334-272-4773

The Tipping Point 5015 Hampstead High St 334-260-9110 Fine Dining

Greek Mr. G’s 6268 Atlanta Hwy 334-356-4662 Zoe’s Kitchen 7218 EastChase Pkwy 334-270-9115 Zoe’s Kitchen 2960C Zelda Rd 334-395-4698 Italian

Good Taste Cheezie’s Pizza 1113H Perry Hill Rd 334-239-9263

El Ray Burrito Lounge 1031 E Fairview Ave 334-832-9688

CiCi’s Pizza 981 Ann St 334-386-3086

Ixtapa Bar & Grill 7157 EastChase Pkwy 334-277-7600

Corsino’s Italian Restaurant 911 S Court St 334-263-9752

Ixtapa Mexican Restaurant 6132 Atlanta Hwy 334-272-5232

Hungry Howie’s Pizza & Subs 1712 Carter Hill Rd 334-262-8988

Jalepenos Restaurant 8157 Vaughn Rd 334-277-2840

Marco’s Pizza 3171 Taylor Rd 334-356-6000 Mellow Mushroom 7915 Vaughn Rd 334-213-6443 Midtown Pizza Kitchen 2940 Zelda Rd 334-399-0080 Olive Garden 2700 Eastern Blvd 334-260-9220 Pizza Perfect 428 Coliseum Blvd 334-244-7721 Sa Za’s Serious Pizza 130 Commerce St 334-495-7292 Stevi B’s Pizza 5411 Atlanta Hwy 334-279-3112 Tomatinos 1036 E Fairview Ave 334-264-4241 Mexican Cantina 130 Commerce St Suite 103 334-262-2339 Cuco’s 11123 Chantilly Pkwy Suite A 334-271-3528 Cuco’s Express 31 S Court St 334-832-0081

La Zona Rosa 2838 Zelda Rd 334-274-1153 Las Salsas Mexican Cuisine 7921 Vaughn Rd 334-260-9096 Los Cabos Cantina 1801 Eastern Blvd 334-277-7571 Los Ranchos 127 Eastern Blvd 334-270-1509 Los Vaqueros 2195 Eastern Blvd 334-277-8339 Moe’s Southwest Grill 2900 Zelda Rd 334-273-9198 7028 EastChase Pkwy 334-356-3333 No Way Jose 5338 Atlanta Hwy 334-396-2222 8844 Minnie Brown Rd 334-819-7363 Salsaritas 8015 Vaughn Rd 334-356-5430 San Marcos Mexican 61 N Burbank Dr 334-279-6680 Santa Fe Express 15 Commerce St 334-262-7676 Taqueria El Cantaro 1130 Ann St 334-356-7361

Tipico De Mexico 3441 Malcolm Dr 334-356-0459 Seafood Bonefish Grill 7020 EastChase Pkwy 334-396-1770 Capitol Oyster Bar at The Marina 617 Shady St 334-288-4217 Jubilee Seafood 1057 Woodley Rd 334-262-6224 Red Lobster 300 Eastdale Cir 334-277-0780 Ric & Mos 3150 Watchman Dr 334-517-1140 Wintzell’s Oyster House 105 Commerce St 334-262-4257 Young Barn Pub and Oyster Bar 5331 Young Barn Rd 334-819-7423 Southern Style A Social Event/Bandanas 301 Jefferson St 334-265-9113 Blue Moon Café 7725 Averritt Dr 334-356-0543 Cornerstone 5336 Atlanta Hwy 334-386-0449 Cracker Barrel 9191 Boyd Cooper Pkwy 334-244-1085 Davis Café 518 N Decatur St 334-264-6015 Derk’s Filet & Vine 431 Cloverdale Rd 334-262-8463

Eastbrook Café 520 Coliseum Blvd 334-272-2438 Eastside Grill 6667 Atlanta Hwy 334-274-1200 Farmers Market Café 315 N McDonough St 334-262-1970 Farmhouse Kitchen 5251 Hampstead High St 334-284-8989 Fried Tomato Buffet 6050 Atlanta Hwy 334-244-6162 Gail’s Down the Street Café 2739 Zelda Rd 334-279-1009 Golden Corral 1480 Eastern Blvd 334-532-0020 Isaiah’s Restaurant 135 Mildred St 334-265-9000 Mamma Nem’s 1200 Eastern Blvd 334-420-6262 Martin’s Restaurant 1796 Carter Hill Rd 334-265-1767 Mary B’s Buffet 3428 Atlanta Hwy 334-279-7890 Odessa’s Blessings 726 Forest Ave 334-265-7726 Peyton’s Place 5344 Atlanta Hwy 334-396-3630 Piccadilly Cafeteria 2610 Eastern Blvd 334-271-6189 Red’s Little School House 20 Gardner Rd 334-584-7955 Wagon Wheel Café 1961 Maxwell Blvd 334-265-9979

Sports Pub Baumhower’s Restaurant 2465 Eastern Blvd 334-271-1831 Baumhower’s Restaurant Downtown 201 S Union St 334-263-8800 Buffalo Wild Wings 7971 Vaughn Rd 334-215-7977 Key Largo Bar & Grill 1343 Dalraida Rd 334-272-1402 Rock Bottom American Pub 2430 Eastern Blvd 334-239-7625 Wingers Sports Grill 2773 Bell Rd 334-277-3379 Steakhouse Charles Anthony’s Restaurant at the Pub 10044 Chantilly Pkwy 334-281-3911 Longhorn Steakhouse 4095 Eastern Blvd 334-613-7555 Outback Steakhouse 1040 Eastern Blvd 334-270-9495 Texas Roadhouse 7525 EastChase Pkwy 334-396-7774

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Chapel of the Annunciation on the Campus of Holy Cross Episcopal School. Photo by Elmore DeMott Photography.

The purpose of CEF Military Children’s Ministry™ is to serve alongside military chaplains, chapels and churches in military communities to specifically meet the spiritual needs of military children. We strive to establish them in the Word of God and in the local military chapel or church for Christian living. Our programs bring continuity, consistency, and positive reinforcement of each child’s value to God, family, and the military community.

Ed Solomon, Director CEF Military Children’s Ministry™ (334) 233-0133

Photo Courtesy of the U.S. Army

Message of the Month

faith Child-Like Faith by Kimberly Ramsey Working in an Episcopal school as a teacher and administrator has given a whole new perspective to many elements of my life. Daily chapel services, led by local priests or Holy Cross staff, are a beautiful beginning to each work day. As I reflect on each day begun in this manner, I am struck by the poignancy of Mark’s Gospel in chapter 10, verses 14-16. In these verses, Christ says, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. I tell you the truth, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.” At Holy Cross, students age 4-12, along with their teachers, attend chapel every day. Each school day I get to experience what the faith of a child looks and feels like through the words, songs, and faces of these children. Young children do not usually question the how and why of faith. They just believe that God exists, God loves them, and God has a wonderful plan for them. It is just that innocence and trust which Jesus wants us to experience. Adults tend to have a hard time with these concepts.

Adults want proof before they trust. We, as adults, often find ourselves telling God to “Prove It. Show Me.” I believe God proves his presence and love every day in ways apparent to a heart that already trusts. All of my organs working together every minute should be evidence enough. The miracle of children is evidence of God’s presence for me. Seeing the joy in a child’s face as they sing praise songs is evidence, as well. Having the faith of a child means reveling in God’s love, trying to please God: not because I want His love, but because I know I already have it. Just like children, I will make mistakes. But, like the loving parent, God sees my mistakes but still loves me. Many times, as a teacher, I believe that I know so much more than my students, and I have knowledge to impart to them. But in reality, the students at Holy Cross teach me about what Faith really means. Simply believe. Kimberly Ramsey is Director of Public Relations & Marketing at Holy Cross Episcopal School.

Education Station Public Schools Montgomery Public Schools 334-223-6700 Private Schools Alabama Christian Academy 334-277-1985 Calvary Christian 334-281-9633 Churchill Academy 334-270-4225

Lighthouse Christian Academy 334-271-4200 Macon-East Montgomery Academy 334-277-6566 Montessori Academy 334-262-8685 The Montgomery Academy 334-272-8210

Eastwood Christian School 334-273-1164

Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School 334-272-7220

Evangel Christian Academy 334-272-3882

SafetyNet Academy 334-277-1334

Frazer Memorial 334-279-0271

Saint James School 334-277-8033

Green Gate 334-281-3300 Holy Cross Episcopal School 334-395-8222

St. Bede 334-277-8551 St. Jude Educational Institute 334-264-5376

Seventh Day Adventist 334-272-6437 Success Unlimited Academy 334-819-8005

Faulkner University 334-272-5820 Fortis College 334-272-3857

Trinity Presbyterian School 334-213-2100

Huntingdon College 334-833-4497

Special Needs Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind 334-262-0824

Jones School of Law 334-386-7495

Sylvan Learning Center 334-262-0043 Universities Alabama State University 334-229-4100 Amridge University 334-387-3878 Auburn University at Montgomery 334-244-3000

Prince Institute of Professional Studies 334-271-1670 South University 334-395-8800 Trenholm State Technical College 334-420-4200 Troy University 334-241-9537 Virginia College 334-277-3390

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Where do our students go from here?

Anywhere they want to.


December 4, 2011 | 2:00 pm Pre-K – 6

Ashley Goodwyn

Holy Cross 2001-2004 Baldwin Arts Magnet 2004-2006 Booker T. Washington Arts Magnet 2006-2009 Alfred University, Rochester, NY 2009-Present Ceramics, Glass & Sculpture

4400 Bell Road | Montgomery, AL 36116 | 334.395.8222 | | SACS Holy Cross Episcopal School admits students of any race, color, religion, and national or ethnic origin.


Education Station

In the Spotlight . . . Success Unlimited Success Unlimited Academy is a Christ-centered educational academy founded on Christian principles and dedicated to the development of young leaders. Specifically geared in the beginning to the Special Needs child, soon developed into an inclusive school for all children. Today, SUA helps over 250 students annually, with an average graduating class of 50 each year.

2328 Fairlane Dr Montgomery, AL 36116 (334) 213-0803

Quick Facts:

Grades: K4-12 Enrollment: 250 Average Class Size: K4-5: 10 6th-8th: 15 9th-12th: 18 After Care: 12:30pm-3:00pm Uniforms: School polos & khakis


Abeka, Bob Jones, Steck-Vaughn, Houghton-Miffilin, Silver Burdette Ginn K-8 Subjects include Math, Reading, Language Arts, Science, Health, Social Studies, and Bible 9-12 High School courses follow state requirements for graduation Gifted and Special Education programs for eligible students No exit exams Resource Center ACT required for graduates

Night School

Night School is a great opportunity for the older adult working population wishing to receive their high school diploma. The program is open to students 15 years of age and older. Classes are attended twice a week from 3:30-6:30pm. Direct instruction is provided from our Christian teachers. This exciting, affordable program is also available for students who need to complete a course to get back on track. They can dual enroll with us and complete the class in the evening while still attending their regular high school during the day. Night School provides you with the option to get the accredited high school diploma you’ve been wanting and the ability to graduate on time with your peers!

The Tutoring Center

Success Unlimited began in 1997 as a tutorial center. It wasn’t until the year 2000 that Success Unlimited became an academy. We have never lost sight of our original vision to help educate children around Montgomery and the River Region. As a tutorial center, we provide teachers with experience in individualized instruction to help your child find success in school.

Mission Statement

Success Unlimited Academy provides a safe and loving environment where students feel accepted and are challenged by educational excellence, instilled with loyalty to our country, and developed through spiritual growth. We believe all students can be a success through Christ who strengthens them.

Montgomery has a School Where…

…children race to their classrooms each morning eager to learn …teachers encourage with praise in an effort to build the self-esteem of each child …learning math, reading, science, and history can be fun …values for living are a part of all we teach …each child’s individuality is embraced and nurtured

Green Gate School

We believe your child’s private school education should be affordable with payment plans to meet your family’s needs. Compare our tuition and fees with other fine private schools in the Montgomery area. We are proud to share with you our standardized test scores. Green Gate is Montgomery’s only private school for children 12 months through Grade 8. Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.


For over thirty years we have proudly served Montgomery’s families. Call Yvonna Richardson or Terry Weaver today for an appointment.


Kid’s Corner

Spotlight on . . . Tonya’s Dance Studio Tonya, owner of Tonya Speed’s Dance Connection, holds certification in dance from Dance Educators of America. Her philosophy is to encourage and teach students to develop a deep love and appreciation for dance, as well as build a strong self-esteem. This mission has helped in growing her studio to what it is today. Tonya’s dedication to increasing her dance ability allowed her the opportunity to study under many outstanding instructors, including popular local teachers, Willadean Walden, Clem Borland, Norma Borland, Jackie Rocheleau, and Lynn Curtis. She has

studied with national choreographers Frank Hatchett (Broadway Dance Center of NYC), Lynda Gache (former Rockette), Jeffrey Williams (owner of Tap Challenge), Dianne Williams (Lady Di of Tap), and Al Gilbert (The Pied Piper of Dance). These years of dance instruction confirmed her decision to pursue ownership of her own studio. Having just celebrated 26 years in business, and an enrollment of over 350 students, Tonya Speed’s Dance Connection still has a family environment, and has been voted as Montgomery’s Best Dance Studio on several occasions.

“Swing City” received Top 1st & Overall Line division at Kids Artistic Revue competition and a Platinum & High Point Award at Stage One Competition!

3370 Harrison Road Montgomery, AL 36109 (334) 277-1098

Contact: Lisa Marie Kerr (334) 290-4225 Local Body & Soul Instructor

Fitness Classes at Tonya Speed’s Dance Connection

Tuesdays 9 a.m. - 10 a.m. $4.00 per opens Class, Firstits Two Classes to FREE! Connection doors host

Hey … Tonya Speed’s Dance Lisa Marie Kerr, Instructor Body & Soul Fitness providing you an opportunity to get a great workout out with Christian music! while your pre-schooler takes aWork dance class. Introducing 4 2…for What: When: Where: *Cost: Theme:

Artists include Lincoln Brewster, Newsboys, Francesca Battistelli, Mandisa, Jeremy Camp, Beckah Shae, Matthew West, Chris Tomlin and more!

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*Tonya will offer a pre-school dance class at the

60 minutes of exercise, fun, faith-based fellowship (Body & little Soul workout) same time... work out while your one(s) dance! Tuesday, 9:00 am – 10:00 am (September 13, 20, 27 & October 4, 11) For more information call: Tonya Speed’s Dance Connection Tonya Speed’s Dance (334) 277-1098 or Lisa Kerr (334) 290-4225 FREE – first 2 sessions – FREE… $5.00/session thereafter *Additional fees apply for children attending the dance class. Way Beyond Myself… the music and devotionals will guide us to remember

that God is with us to help us get beyond ourselves and into Him.

Kid’s Corner

A Child’s Ten Commandments For Parents 1. My hands are small; please do not expect perfection whenever I make my bed, draw a picture or throw a ball. My legs are short; please slow down so that I can keep up with you. 2. My eyes have not seen the world as yours have; please let me explore safely; do not restrict me unnecessarily.

8. Please, do not do things over for me. Somehow, that makes me feel that my efforts did not quite measure to your expectations. I know it is hard, but please do not try to compare me to my brother or sister. 9. Please, do not be afraid to leave for a weekend together. Kids need a vacation from parents, just as parents need vacations from kids. Besides, it is a great way to show us kids that your marriage is very special. 10. Please set a good example for me to follow in all the ways of life. I enjoy watching the things you do and want to do them just as you do. Be optimistic about the future. Your attitude often will rub off on your kids.

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3. Housework will always be there. I am only little for such a short time-please take the time to explain things to me about this wonderful world and do so willingly. 4. My feelings are tender; please be sensitive to my needs; do not nag me all day long. (You would not want to be nagged for your inquisitiveness). Treat me, as you would like to be treated. 5. I am a special gift; please treasure me as my Creator intended you to do, holding me accountable for my actions, giving me guidelines to live by and disciplining me in a loving manner. 6. I need your encouragement, not just your praise to grow. Please go easy on the criticism; you can criticize the things I do without criticizing me. 7. Please, give me the freedom to make decisions concerning myself. Permit me to fail, so that I can learn from my own mistakes. Then someday I will be prepared to make the kind of decisions life will require of me.

Meow, Woof & Chirp Diabetes Mellitus by Dr. Frank Aman , DVM People all over the world are diagnosed with diabetes every day. In America, more than 20 million people are living with a form of diabetes and more than 40 million people could possibly be living with the pre-cursors (early form) to type 2-diabetes. Many people do not realize that diabetes also commonly affects our four-legged friends. In fact, diabetes mellitus is one of the most common endocrine diseases of dogs and cats. Diabetes mellitus is a complex disease characterized by an insufficient amount of insulin in the body due to damaged pancreatic cells. The cause of the damaged pancreatic cells is unknown. To better understand diabetes and its effects, a good understanding of how insulin works is a must. As a dog eats a meal, glucose enters the bloodstream from the intestines and in order for the glucose to move from the

bloodstream to the muscles, liver, etc., the body needs insulin. Without insulin, the glucose will remain in the bloodstream causing increased blood glucose. Glucose is used as an energy source all over the body and without this crucial energy source; the body will rely on fat cells and other energy supplies. Unlike humans, dogs and cats do not typically get type 1-diabetes or early onset diabetes. Diabetes usually affects animals middle to older age. The typical clinical signs that you will notice are: drinking more water, urinating more frequently, eating more food, and dogs that are gradually losing weight. Diagnosis is made by combining the pre-mentioned clinical signs with a fasted hyperglycemia (high blood glucose) and glucose in the urine. If not diagnosed in the early stages of the disease, cataracts can form in the eyes and they can also develop a life threatening condition called DKA (diabetic ketoacidosis). Pets that are overweight have a high risk for developing diabetes mellitus. With proper exercise and a well maintained diet, you may reduce the risk of your fourlegged friend developing this disease. Treatment for diabetes are diet change, daily insulin injections, and periodic glucose curves to make sure that the proper insulin dose is being given. While pets can live with diabetes, treatment is usually a lifelong commitment, but some studies have shown that it is possible to have remission in some cats.

Beautiful dogs like Lauren are available for adoption every day at the Montgomery Humane Society.

Dr. Aman was born and raised in Montgomery, Alabama. He graduated from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2010. He has a special interest in orthopaedic, soft tissue surgery, radiology and ultrsaonography. He is a member of the Veterinary Medical Association as well as the Alabama Veterinary Medical Association. Dr. Aman and his wife, Laura, have a Boykin Spaniel named Tyson.

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Open Daily 10 - 5 (adoptions also made by appointment) 1150 John Overton Drive Montgomery, AL 36110 334-409-0622


saving lives . . . completing families

Gardening in November What gardening is there to do in November besides enjoy the last few weeks of mu ms, plant your pansies and rake leaves? Actually, there’s quite a bit of gardening activity you should be doing this fall! Sounds pointless, doesn’t it? Gardening in November? That’s when all the gardening is pretty much over for the season. Your cabbage and cole crops should already be in the ground and producing by now, your mums and certain fall daisies are blooming... aside from poinsettias and pansies, what is there to do?

around the base of the plants. This will protect the plant through the winter. If you have daffodils in your yard, now is the time to separate the bulbs and replant for blooms next spring.

Here is a small checklist of gardening activities to do every year to keep your thumb green and help prepare yourself and your yard for spring.

Clean Michaelmas Daises, or Asters, are in full bloom in November.


There’s really no better time to plant trees and shrubs. By planting them in the winter, you allow them time to acclimate to the soil and develop a root system. That will bring a much prettier spring shrub. By overwintering these shrubs and trees, you will have a much earlier and better bloom when it comes time. Apply mulch

Clean up your garden before the cold, wet season comes. It may not be glamorous, but it’s necessary. Pull up any dead plants that are left and put them in your compost pile. If you don’t have one, start one! They can become fertilizer for your spring garden. Also, be sure your garden is free of weeds and trash. Store your patio and garden deécor during the cold months. Clean and store your garden tools. It is easiest to clean your garden tools before you store them; that way you won’t dread it in the spring. When winter is over, your excitement won’t be hindered by first having

to clean dried mud from your shovel before you plant that pack of annuals you just bought.


Fall and winter are the best times to plan ahead for your spring projects. Get ready for spring by planning and organizing now. Think about your past year with your garden. What worked and what didn’t? Do you want to plant a vegetable garden? Will you plant in flower beds, above-ground beds, or a container garden? The type of garden you plant will be dependent on lots of factors, mainly space and amount of sunlight. Did certain flowers thrive while others didn’t produce at all? If you had vegetables or herbs, did you have too much of one thing or not enough of another? The best thing you can do next year is to keep a diary of what you planted and the production of each type of plant. This is invaluable when planning your garden for the following year. If you need to order any seeds, be sure to do it by January, so you’ll have them in time for your spring garden. Start your seeds in peat cubes, cups with compost from your compost pile or potting soil. Plant the seed 4 weeks before Easter. Be sure you have at least four hours of light for the seed or use a grow light. Plant all tender crops after Easter. You get to start fresh when winter is over, so you have no limits in planning your garden. Make a list of which crops and flowers you want for each season. Try to rotate your vegetables each season so that the same plant is not planted in the same place every year. Plant flowers so that you have continuous seasonal color in your yard. Making a sketch can help you plan. Scout around now, while the fall flowers are blooming. Look at yards: look at your neighbors yard, yards you drive past, and businesses. Last November, my mother saw a flower in a neighbor’s yard called a “swamp daisy.” It is a bright yellow, very tall daisy that I’d never noticed before, but to my mother, it brought back memories of childhood. She called the neighbor and asked if she could collect some of the seeds. Of course, they were happy to oblige. Long story short, she now has swamp daisies blooming in her yard! You may not see immediate results of the work you do now, but you will be preparing for a bountiful and beautiful spring garden and yard!

How to Care for Y our

Christmas Tree

Over half of your tree’s weight is water. With proper care, you can keep your tree looking fresh. Displaying your tree in a traditional reservoir stand is the best way to maintain its freshness and keep needles from falling. Remove about a 1/2-inch thick disk of wood from the base of the trunk before putting the tree in the stand. Don’t cut the trunk at an angle, or into a v-shape. This makes it far more difficult to hold the tree in the stand and also reduces the amount of water available to the tree. Place the tree in water as soon as possible after you cut it. Most species can go 6 to 8 hours after cutting the trunk and still take up water. Don’t bruise the cut surface or get it dirty. Trees can be temporarily stored for several days in a cool location. Place the freshly cut tree in a bucket of fresh water. Your Christmas tree stand should provide 1 quart of water per inch of stem diameter. Use a stand that fits your tree. Do not shave the sides of the trunk down to fit a stand. The outer layers of wood are the most efficient in taking up water and should not be removed. Keep displayed trees away from sources of heat (fireplaces, heaters, heat vents, direct sunlight). Lowering the room temperature will slow the drying process, resulting in less water consumption each day. The temperature of the water used to fill the stand is not important and does not affect water uptake. Check the stand daily to make sure that the water level does not go below the base of the tree. With many stands, there can still be water in the stand even though the base of the tree is no longer submerged in water. Use lights that produce low heat, such as miniature lights, to reduce drying of the tree. Always inspect light sets prior to placing them on the tree. Do not overload electrical circuits. Always turn off the tree lights when leaving the house or when going to bed. Go to and type in your ZIP code to find a recycling program near you. Prepared by Dr. Gary Chastagner and Dr. Eric Hinesley. Edited by the Scientific Research Committee of the National Christmas Tree Association.

Parking Lot Why Everyone Needs A New Car In The Driveway

by Brett Richardson


hat many people in suburbia forget is that vehicle maintenance is key to the longevity of a vehicle. If we keep the proper maintenance schedule set by the manufacturer, many vehicles can run up to 500,000 miles without any major mechanical issues. These days, manufacturers offer maintenance plans on new cars, which means you pay no out of pocket expenses for wearable parts, and you have an unlimited bumper to bumper warranty. So, if your brakes start squeaking; you go to the dealer, they fix it and you pay nothing. When your computer screen tells you that a tire is low on air, you ride by the dealer and they check the tire; not only to add air, but to see what caused the loss, and again, no out of pocket cost. he beauty of a new car is that you know exactly what your monthly automobile costs are. When the air conditioner goes out, an unexpected $700.00 bill would put a strain on most monthly budgets. A fixed monthly cost


is much easier to manage. e need to consider the safety of our loved ones as well. Our older vehicles are not nearly as safe as 2009 vehicles and newer. Some technologies are bringing the future nearer than we can imagine: for instance, active steering, where the car senses you are swerving out of your lane, vibrates the wheel to arouse the driver, then straightens the wheel and applies the brake if the driver doesn’t react. Another newer safety feature is laser-guided cruise control that can follow a vehicle, maintain a set speed and distance, and even come to a complete stop if needed. With technology moving from the labs of NASA to the automotive industry, sometimes we have to ask: What is the cost of a loved ones’ life? Since implementing its new technology, the new Mercedes has had ZERO fatalities in any accidents since its inception. f we treat our vehicles as an investment or as a protection for our family, what



would we spend? Some vehicles with these maintenance plans are guaranteed for up to 135,000 miles. Is it worth a higher payment for something much safer to transport our family? No more worries about nodding off or your family members having to talk on a phone and drive, because your new car syncs with the phone and you talk to your radio. You can relax because your navigator will tell you when to turn, so you know when to start braking. Imagine the freedom it gives inexperienced drivers, people with night vision problems, people that work crazy hours, and the list goes on. know with this real estate market, moving may be out of reach, but to kill the blues and the unexpected, sometimes high, costs of automotive fixes, reevaluate where you are in life, and what is important. You’ll have to admit, new safety technology is good for our friends, families and ourselves. Not only does it make you feel good, but it could save your life.


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Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base


Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base is a vital part of the fabric of Montgomery. It is truly something Montgomerians should be proud of, owing a large part of the city’s growth and prosperity to the base and playing host each year to hundreds of families from all over the country and the world. On a personal level, chances are good that someone you know works on base. Maxwell is the headquarters of Air University; it is the center for Professional Military Education; and it also hosts the Jeanne M. Holm Center for Officer Accessions and Citizen Development, which oversees two of three Air Force officer commissioning programs.

Within Air University, three of the major schools are: 1. Squadron Officer School (SOS) is for Captains in the Air Force. The school is currently five weeks, but will soon extend to eight weeks. 2. Air Command and Staff College (ACSC) is a 40-week course for Air Force officers, civil servants, as well as select officers from other U.S. and Allied armed forces in the rank of Major, Lieutenant Commander, Squadron Leader or equivalent. 3. Air War College (AWC) is a 44-week course for Lieutenant Colonels and their civilian and international officer equivalents. It is the senior school in the Air Force Professional Military system.


History Maxwell Air Force Base had an exciting beginning in February 1910 as a flying school begun by Orville and Wilbur Wright. It was then used in World War I as an aviation repair depot, but after the war, repair activity sharply declined. In fact, all the postwar military activity declined and several facilities around the country, including the one in Montgomery, were scheduled to be closed. Even then, the closing would have had a substantial financial impact. In 1919, the approximate civilian payroll was $27,000 per month. The field remained open in 1919 only because the War Department was slow to close facilities. In 1922, and still awaiting closure, the War Department redesignated the repair depot “Maxwell Field” in honor of Second Lieutenant William C. Maxwell, a native of Atmore, Alabama. Maxwell was landing a plane in a sugarcane field in the Philippines, and died trying to maneuver the plane in order to avoid hitting a group of children playing below.

In 1925, Congressman J. Lister Hill, a WWI veteran, recognizing the historic significance of Maxwell Field as the Wilbur Brother’s first military flying school, and realizing the economic impact Maxwell had on the capitol city, affixed an amendment to a military appropriations bill to provide $200,000 for building construction at Maxwell. This amendment was not approved by the War Department or the Army Air Corps, but as a result of the heavy investment, the War Department kept Maxwell open. Congressman Hill lobbied for an attack group to be placed at Maxwell, in order for Maxwell Field to have a larger function, and remain necessary. This attack group eventually went to Shreveport, Louisiana, but Hill discovered another Air Corp group that needed a home: the Air Corps Tactical School. In 1929, after much planning and preparation, the school was to be based in Montgomery and became much larger than anticipated, costing over 2.5 million dollars for construction and land acquisition. In 1931, the first Air Corps Tactical School training was held at Maxwell Field. Maxwell’s importance was established as it evolved into the Air Force’s first tactical center and pilot-training center for the United States’ imminent involvement in WWII. Air University was established in 1946, and today it remains the main focus of base activities. Until 1992, Gunter Air Force Station was independent of Maxwell, but to guard against future base closure, Gunter was consolidated under Maxwell AFB to form a combined base known as Maxwell-Gunter AFB. Gunter has always been a technological hub, serving as a network linking the Air Force into a central Air Defense, including an early warning system for nuclear attacks in the 50’s. Today, Gunter Annex is mostly known for the Air Force Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy and the Program Executive Office-Enterprise Information Systems, which provides and supports secure combat systems and networks for the Air Force and Department of Defense components.

The Shopping Spree


alerie Pittman, owner of The Look Boutique, decided to open a clothing store in 2006 in Prattville, AL after working in real estate and insurance. In 2007, she decided to open a second store in Montgomery. In 2010, the Prattville store moved to the High Point Shopping Center. The two stores equal more than 3,000 square feet of clothing choices.

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1048 E. Fairview Ave. Montgomery, AL 36106 334-239-7537 Monday - Friday: 11-6 Saturday: 11-4

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2469 Pinnacle Way Prattville, AL 36066 334-290-0928 Monday - Saturday: 10-7 Both stores closed on Sunday

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he Look Boutique won the Montgomery Advertiser Reader’s Choice First Place Award for women’s clothes. Valerie Pittman gains a special respect from her customers. he not only runs the two stores, but she puts outfits together for


business trips and vacations. She also goes to peoples’ homes and reorganizes their closets for specific seasons. She puts clothes into three piles: donations, consignment, and what can be worn again next season. She then color coordinates the closet.


he Look Boutique has clothes for many occasions such as cocktail dresses for homecomings, weddings and balls. There are also clothes for casual occasions such as a day out with friends. They always carry lots of game day attire during football season. The Look Boutique also sells shoes and accessories. Come find everything you need at The Look Boutique!

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Datebook Calendar of Events Shrek the Musical Tuesday, November 1, 7:30 p.m. Montgomery Performing Arts Centre, 201 Tallapoosa St., Montgomery (334) 481-5100 Come see the story of a swamp-dwelling ogre who goes on a life-altering adventure to get back the deed to his land. His companion, a wise-cracking donkey, fights a scary dragon, rescues a lively princess and learns that true love and real friendship are not only found in fairy tales. Adult Art Class November 5, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Artistic Expressions, 2481 Pinnacle Way, Prattville (334) 285-7878 Our in-store artist will be here to teach each month’s technique from start to finish. This month is a “Stained Glass” mosiac cross. It can be made with or without family name. The only cost is the piece you paint, there is a $10 fee to hold your space; however, it goes toward the piece you paint! Spaces are limited so call now to sign up! World Run Day Sunday, November 6, 9:00 a.m.

Join runners worldwide as they share their passion for running on World Run Day. Share your route with us, provide a dedication or quote, and celebrate the

day! You’ll be mailed an official event t-shirt shortly after registration, and be provided a custom-made numbered bib with your name, city, and country imprinted. Visit for more details. Oakwood Cemetery Tour November 6 at 2 p.m. Michael Panhorst and Mary Ann Neeley will focus on preservation, conservation and care of tombstones and iron fences around Oakwood. Tours are $5 per person 12 years and older, free for Landmarks members and children under 12. Uncork the Cure Thursday, November 10, 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Turenne & Associates, 355 Industrial Park Blvd.,
Montgomery This is a new twist on the traditional wine tasting event. Teams of one to three people will compete for a chance to be the top wine team and bring home some great wine. Please remember all participants must be 21 or over. Tickets are on sale now! For more information and to purchase tickets, check out our website: The Oak Ridge Boys Friday, November 11, 7:30 p.m. Montgomery Performing Arts Centre, 201 Tallapoosa St., Montgomery (334) 481-5100 Enjoy one of the most distinctive and recognizable sounds in the music industry. The four-part harmonies and upbeat

songs of The Oak Ridge Boys have spawned dozens of Country hits and a Number One Pop smash. Every time they step before an audience, the Oaks bring three decades of charted singles, and 50 years of tradition, on a stage show widely acknowledged as among the most exciting anywhere. Girls Night Out! November 12, 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. Artistic Expressions, 2481 Pinnacle Way, Prattville (334) 285-7878 Enjoy a ladies night and let loose! Paint, hang out, relax, and have some girl time! Bring in your favorite beverage and munchies and enjoy a fun night out with the girls. Reservations required. A $10 deposit is due at registration, and this goes toward the piece you paint. This is going to be a great event each month with a featured item... this month is the Coaster Set. It comes with 4 coasters, either round or square.

T’was the Night Before Thanksgiving November 13, 4:30 - 6 p.m. Artistic Expressions, 2481 Pinnacle Way, Prattville (334) 285-7878 A BRAND new event this year. A farmer friend is coming to read the story T’was the Night Before Thanksgiving to the children. Juice and cookies will be served during the story. When the story is over everyone will be painting a turkey! Reservations are REQUIRED for this event as spaces are limited. The total cost is $18 and is due at registration, will begin October 1st.

Sesame Street Live: “Elmo’s Super Heroes” November 15 at 7:00 p.m. & November 16 at 10:30 a.m. & 7:00 p.m.

Charles Dickens’ classic is a moving story centered around the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge as he fights to open his heart and change his greedy ways before it is too late. Leona Trunk Show Wednesday, November 23, 1 p.m. Painted Pink, 1941 Mulberry Street
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Montgomery Performing Arts Centre, 201 Tallapoosa St., Montgomery (334) 481-5100 When Super Grover loses his superness, Sesame Street needs a hero! Never fear, Elmo and his team of Healthy Heroes are here. Teaching lessons of healthy habits through song and dance, Elmo, Abby Cadabby and your favorite Sesame Street friends will explore exercise, nutrition, sleep/energy and hygiene – all in a quest to put the “super” back in Super Grover. It’s Elmo’s Healthy Heroes to the rescue! St. John’s Episcopal Church Bazaar Wednesday, November 16, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. St. John’s Episcopal Church, 113 Madison Avenue. Call (334) 262-1937 for more information. Mistletoe November 19 at 7: 30 p.m. & November 20 at 2 p.m. Davis Theatre, 251 Montgomery St., Montgomery, AL 36104 
 (334) 241-9567 The Alabama Dance Theatre returns to the Davis Theatre stage with its holiday production of Mistletoe. The alwayspopular “Favorite Dances of Christmas” will be featured with some old and new favorites! The performance will round out with “A Christmas Carol.” This

Leona designer, Lauren Leonard, will be at Painted Pink from 1-5 p.m. with a preview of her Spring Collection which will be available for pre-order. Refreshments will be served. A Christmas Memory November 25 – December 24, 2011 Alabama Shakespeare Festival, One Festival Drive, Montgomery (800) 841-4ASF

The aroma of pecan pie and the flicker of candles in the window banish the De-

cember chill of a 1930s Alabama winter. This musical version of Truman Capote’s enchanting holiday tale follows the deep friendship and delightful shenanigans of cousins Buddy and Sook, who make the most of what may be their last Christmas together. Recommended for ages 8+. Call (800) 841-4ASF for tickets, or visit the ASF website for more information: Ryan’s Run 5K Saturday, November 26, 8:00 a.m. Frazer United Methodist Church This event is being held in memory of Ryan Colburn, who was an avid sports fan, and especially loved this time of year & the Iron Bowl Rivalry. Proceeds will go to support The Frazer Youth Worship Arts Program & also The Ryan Colburn Youth Scholarship, which will support youth with disabilities to attend the national Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs Annual Conference. Participants are encouraged to wear their favorite team colors! 2011 Jingle Bell Run/Walk®
 December 3, 2011, 8:30 a.m.
 Huntingdon College Get in the spirit this holiday season at the Arthritis Foundation’s Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis. Be one of the thousands of runners and walkers who hit the nation’s pavements, pathways and parks this winter to fight arthritis, the nation’s most common cause of disability. Jingle Bell Run/Walk is a fun and festive way to kick off your holidays by helping others! Wear a holiday themed costume. Tie jingle bells to your shoelaces. Run or walk a 5-kilometer route with your team members and celebrate the season by giving. Open House for Prospective Parents December 4 at 2:00 p.m. Holy Cross Episcopal School, 4400 Bell Road, Montgomery. Call (334) 395-8222 for more information.

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November 2011 The Pride of Montgomery  

The November 2011 issue of The Pride of Montgomery featuring an article about Painted Pink Boutique, several health and fitness articles and...