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➸ AUGUST 2013 12 Seniors Staying Active Three Valdosta Senior Citizens share their stories of staying fit by keeping busy.

16 Active and Fashionable Local senior ladies out on the town in downtown Valdosta, modeling fashions from area retailers.

20 The Charm of a German Village David and Kay Scott recount their visit to Erpel.

26 Health & Beauty 32 Still on the Move Dr. David Johnson runs to keep body and voice in shape.

Rhonda Tomlinson’s tips for clear skin

28 Relationship Advice Mark Webb’s 18 clues that your relationship may be in trouble

36 Dining at Caribbean Delight Chef Staffordi Williams offers up authentic Jamaican cuisine in a welcoming atmosphere.

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48 Arts & Entertainment List of upcoming events in August


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can’t believe it’s already August! It’s true that the older you get, the faster time flies by, and this year is no exception. It seems like just yesterday when we last had the annual Senior Living Showcase, and here it is again in just a couple of weeks. It’s one of the most well attended shows of the year, as active and not so active seniors can find tons of information tailored

Established 2005 Volume IX • No. 8 The ValdostaScene magazine is published monthly at 201 N. Troup St., Valdosta, GA 31601 Published by the South Georgia Media Group

just for them at the event. Held Saturday, August 17, at the

Rainwater Conference Center from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., the show has something for everyone in or easing into their golden years. To celebrate senior living month, this issue of the Scene is dedicated to showcasing all that our local mature crowd is up to these days. From

the incredibly active volunteers at the senior center to the well traveled to the senior athlete, you’ll be inspired by these individuals and their

PUBLISHER Jeff Masters EDITOR Kay Harris ASSOCIATE EDITOR Dean Poling

stories. And of course, thank you to the lovely ladies who came to us through our model call and who graciously agreed to help showcase lovely clothing for the fashion spread.

CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Kristin Finney Dean Poling David & Kay Scott

Plus you’ll find photos from local events, great advice from Rhonda and Mark, and a look at a spicy new eatery in town.

COLUMNISTS Rhonda Tomlinson Mark Webb

Read and enjoy! CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS Brandon Powers LAYOUT Derek Schaper ADVERTISING DIRECTOR Mae Stokes

Kay Harris Editor

on the cover: Shirlean, Maxine and Cherlyn are dressed to impress and ready for a delicious dinner at Steel Magnolias. photograph by BRANDON POWERS

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Active Seniors Slowing down is not an option by KRISTIN FINNEY photos by BRANDON POWERS

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tereotypes often lead people to believe that once a person hits a certain age, they are no longer as active. Becky Lannon, Steve Couch and Alvin Jones are proof that this is not always the case. Whether they are working their bodies, traveling the world or helping others, these three are always busy, and they love every minute of it. At 60 years old, Lannon takes extra care to remain active and not just lay around. After recovering from multiple knee surgeries about three years ago, Lannon was afraid to get back out there and get active again, despite her doctor telling her that she could do anything she wanted. Then her doctor laid it out to her by saying, “If you don’t use it, you’re going to lose it,” she got back out there and hasn’t stopped since. Lannon has been line dancing for two years, and enjoyed dancing so much and was proficient enough that she was offered the position of a line dance instructor at the Valdosta Lowndes County Senior Citizens Center. She teaches the beginner line dancing course and said of her class, “I feel like I can relate to them because of my difficulties. I enjoy the class here. We always have fun.”

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Becky Lannon, age 60, stays active during the year by doing line dancing, yoga and water aerobics. She is also active in the Woman’s Club. She is seen standing in front of flowers that the Woman’s Club planted outside of the Valdosta-Lowndes Senior Center.


Steve Couch, 65, continues to travel the world and has no plans of stopping any time soon. He is also in charge of the Happy Travelers Club at the Valdosta-Lowndes Senior Center.

Couch is staying active in a different, but just as important, way as Lannon. He is traveling the world. His love of travel has led to Couch being in charge of the Happy Travelers Club at the senior center. The club, which meets once a month and goes on trips ranging from one day to a few weeks, has kept Couch busy during retirement. “The club exposes you to different cultures and different concepts. You grow close to the people you are traveling with.” With the club, Couch has traveled to Alaska, Germany, Canada and many other places. He has also taken a Panama Canal cruise. As for his tips on staying active, he said, “The biggest mistake you can make is to sit down. Keep your mind open to new experiences and find something that stimulates you. Find what you like to do and then partake in it.”

“The biggest mistake you can make is to sit down. Keep your mind open to new experiences and find something that stimulates you.”

Don’t think that Lannon stops at line dancing though, she also does chair and water aerobics, Zumba, circuit training and yoga. She also teaches a knitting class. She explained why she enjoys staying so busy, “I guess I have empty nest syndrome, since all of my kids are grown now. I even teach a knitting class because I wanted some-

thing to occupy my evenings. I want to stay engaged, I don’t want to become a couch potato.”

“I even teach a knitting class because I wanted something to occupy my evenings. I want to stay engaged, I don’t want to become a couch potato.”

For those who can’t work out or travel due to physical limitations, don’t think that you can’t still stay active. Jones is a perfect example of how a person can still remain active despite physical limitations. Jones dedicates his time to helping the Disabled American Veterans organization, a non-profit organization whose mission is to empower veterans to lead high-quality lives. Jones helps area veterans file claims and get the help that they need.

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Alvin Jones, 60, enjoys helping others through his work with the Disabled American Veterans. He has been a part of the organization for 10 years and has dedicated his life to helping other disabled veterans like himself.

“I enjoy helping others. A lot of people don’t understand that this is a 24/7 job. A lot of veterans will come to us about needing a place to stay, needing help paying a bill or needing rides to the VA Hospital,” explained Jones. Jones has been involved with the D.A.V. since 2003. A lot of what he does is filling out paper work and helping veterans get their pensions and while he admits that this work can get tedious, he enjoys being able to help. Jones added, “The disabled American Veterans have one mission and that’s to provide a better life for disabled American Veterans and their families.”

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“I enjoy helping others... A lot of veterans will come to us about needing a place to stay, needing help paying a bill or needing rides to the VA Hospital.” Lannon grew up in New Jersey and received her Bachelors in Mathematics from Rutgers University. She then moved to Amelia Island in 1982 where she taught. She went on to get her Masters from Georgia Southern and her P.H.D. from the University of Florida in mathematics. She taught at Valdosta State University and Camden County High School before she decided to re-

tire early due to her asthma. She is active in the Women’s Club as well as the TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) club. She has been on a weight loss journey since she has been in Valdosta, and she has lost a total of 250 pounds. Couch is from Iowa and went to the University of Northern Colorado. He also served in the Army for two years before meeting his wife and moving to Valdosta. He spends his free time with his grandchildren and his wife Gwendolyn and going camping and fishing. He also enjoys working out. Jones was born in Florida and retired from North Florida State Hospital after 23 years and six months. He served in the Air Force and became disabled during his service. He is married to Laverne Jones.


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Shirlean takes a moment after stopping by The Vintage Dragonfly and enjoys the view of downtown Valdosta. Her comfortable and cool top by Erin London, which costs $59 at Fads n’ Fashions, and her white Krazy Larry pants, $58, make a perfect outfit for staying cool and covered while shopping.

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by KRISTIN FINNEY photos by BRANDON POWERS

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he saying “Age is just a number” has never been more appropriate than it is in this day and age. Despite the heat of the summer, senior aged men and women are stopping at nothing to stay active, have fun and, for the women especially, look fabulous while doing it. And when these ladies are looking for the perfect outfit, whether it’s for a day outside or a night on the town, their store of choice is Fads n’ Fashions. It doesn’t matter what your age or your fashion preferences are. Whether you prefer an outfit that’s a little more modest, or a dress fit for a night on the

red carpet, Fads n’ Fashions has something for everyone. This summer, bright oranges and pinks are hitting shelves everywhere and for every age. Layering has also been popular this summer, especially with the older generation. Whether it is layering tops or layering jewelry, why stop at one cute item? Scene model Maxine Chaney looks prepared for a day of shopping and having fun in her bright orange jacket by Sea Breeze of California. She has layered her jacket with a beautiful blue tank top. She complimented her outfit with matching blue pants, also by Sea Breeze. This comfortable and stylish outfit combined with a gold jeweled necklace and bracelet

make for a perfect shopping outfit whether you are looking for some cute outfits from City Market or your next piece of art at Kaleidoscope. Another style hitting stores this year are netted blouses. While a typical netted blouse might be a little too risque for the older generation, Scene model Shirlean Henderson has found a more modest variation on the popular style, which she has layered over a white cami. This lovely pink blouse by Erin London runs about $54 and is perfect for staying cool and covered up during the summer months. This top goes perfectly with a pair of white cropped pants by Krazy Larry. This outfit is perfect for hunting for some classy antiques at The Vintage Dragonfly.

Cherlyn is ready for a night on the town in her red Frank Lyman blouse, which cost her a cool $114 from Fads n’ Fashions, and a pair of stylish white Multiples pants, $69.

Maxine enjoys the view at the top of Steel Magnolias while waiting on her friends. Dressed in a comfortable and colorful jacket by Frank Lyman, which costs $122 at Fads n’ Fashions, a matching orange Frank Lyman tank top, $96, and a pair of stylish black Renuar pants, $68, she is ready for a fun dinner out.

Shirlean is dressed for a fun night on the town in a flirty and classy Frank Lyman dress from Fads n’ Fashions. At $198, this dress will have every head in the room turning.

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Shirlean takes a moment after stopping by The Vintage Dragonfly and enjoys the view of downtown Valdosta. Her comfortable and cool top by Erin London, which costs $59 at Fads n’ Fashions, and her white Krazy Larry pants, $58, make a perfect outfit for staying cool and covered while shopping.

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The Charm of a Small German Village by DAVID & KAY SCOTT

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U.S. travelers to Germany tend to spend the majority of their time in the country’s larger and well-known cities such as Berlin, Dresden, Cologne, Heidelberg, and, especially, Munich, an American favorite, and for good reason. The remainder of their time is devoted to smaller touristy towns made popular by guidebooks and tours. This latter group includes Bamberg, Garmish, Passau, Regensburg, Rothenburg, and Trier (Germany is home to many bergs and burgs, but few villes). These are all great destinations that offer museums, cathedrals, upscale restaurants, theaters, and uncountable historic buildings and cultural events, plus plenty of beer and wurst. Still, they lack much of what might be considered the real personality of Germany. To understand, imagine foreign visitors to America who experience only New York City, San Francisco, Orlando, and Washington, D.C. These travelers take in the places they have heard and read about including our museums, fancy restaurants, theaters, theme parks, historic buildings, and cultural events. Unfortunately, they miss the heartland of America; its small towns of residents offering an entirely different side of our culture.

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Our current visit to Germany included a return to a small town we discovered on an earlier trip. Erpel (pronounced as Apple), a village of about 2,500 citizens, is situated on the east bank of the Rhine River between Cologne and Koblenz. The town is home to four small restaurants, no hotels (hotels are a short distance away on a road that follows the river), and a number of small shops (including, of course, a wonderful bakery) along what is essentially a pedestrian street. There are no traffic lights and virtually no tourists. What few tourists we encountered were German. Few residents, including the kind woman in whose guesthouse we stayed, speak English. Erpel is not geared toward tourism, the major factor that caused us to want to return. In addition, the town serves as an excellent place to rest and recharge following a tiring flight from the U.S.

The Rhine River, bordered with towns both big and small along its meandering path north, serves as the highway for some of the most popular river cruises in Europe. It is also a major thoroughfare for specialized barges and trains loaded with coal, petroleum, grain, and containers. A trip along the Rhine, whether via boat, train, bus, or rental vehicle is one of the most scenic and popular journeys in all of Europe. Erpel is best known, if it is known at all, as one terminus of the Ludendorff Bridge, a once-impressive steel suspension span for trains built during World War I so Germany could more easily supply its troops on the Western Front. Better known today as the Bridge at Remagen, the bridge was captured by American soldiers on May 7, 1945 during the Allies drive to Berlin. The bridge collapsed a little more than a week after being cap-


Erpel’s main street.


Our guesthouse near the remains of the Remagen bridge

Remagen Bridge

tured, but not before the Allies had sufficient time to move men and equipment to the east side of the river. Only the giant towers on each side of the Rhine survive today. If you are unfamiliar with the bridge’s strategic importance and the battle that took place here during the war, read the book or watch the movie, “The Bridge at Remagen.” On the opposite side of the river at the bridge’s other terminus is picturesque Remagen, a relatively small town, but a metropolis compared to Erpel. Here there are hotels, grocery stores, and considerably more tourists. Remagen also offers better train connections to Cologne and Koblenz than are available at Erpel. As is the case in our own country, visiting a small German town tends to be less expensive than staying in one of the larger cities. The rate at our Erpel guest-

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house was 22 euros per person (1 euro = $1.30) including a typical German breakfast consisting of a soft boiled egg, one slice of cheese, two slices of meat, two slices of German dark bread, a hard roll, and a pot of coffee. The guesthouse has six guest rooms. One bathroom with a shower serves three guest rooms on the first floor, while a bathroom and separate shower are available for three secondfloor guest rooms. It appeared that four rooms, including our own, were occupied during our two-night stay. Availability of the bathroom was never a problem. A major draw for our second visit to Erpel was an opportunity to dine at the

small German restaurant a 10-minute walk from the guesthouse. The cost of two hearty meals, a bowl of sweet red cabbage, two beers, one glass of wine, and the enjoyment of watching a multitude of local characters who came solely for the beer, was 22 euros. Although only our waiter spoke English, we seemed to make friends with several fellows who appeared to be regular customers. Our


The town square in Erpel is the location of our favorite restaurant.

assumption is based on the fact that they were standing at the bar when we arrived and remained when we departed. Plus, they seemed to be personal acquaintances with nearly all the other customers. The restaurant was everything we remembered from our earlier trip. We have visited numerous European cathedrals, museums, and restaurants, but cannot remember a more enjoyable evening in Europe. Our return to Erpel doesn’t mean we would desire a stay for an entire summer. The nearest rail center in Koblenz is a 40-minute train ride from the Erpel station. Cologne, a much bigger city with more rail connections, is an hour train ride in the opposite direction. Thus, traveling from Erpel to other locations in Germany can be cumbersome compared to staying near the main rail station in a bigger city.

Erpel’s remaining ancient town gate

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A hearty meal in Erpel

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• Virtually no German males of any age wear baseball caps. Not even backw ards. • Small bakeries that populate all but the smallest German train stations are wonderful. Coffee typically costs 1 euro while sweet rolls vary in price from 1 to 1.7 euros. • Hotel breakfasts tend to be un believably expensive if not included as pa rt of the room charge. It is not unusual to pay 15 to 20 euros (approximately $25) per perso n for a buffet breakfast. • An increasing number of Europ eans wear athletic shoes. These were seldo m seen during our first trips nearly tw o decades ago. • We have encountered a numb er of Dunkin Donuts shops during this trip. Compared to the Germany bakery chains, the ir donuts are overpriced and the stores seem to do little business. • As in the U.S., the best place (often, the only place) in Germany for free wi-fi is a local Starbucks. Like donuts at Dunk in Donuts, the coffee at Starbucks is overprice d compared to equally good coffee available at German bakery chains. • A half-liter bottle of house-bran d beer at Aldi supermarkets is 29 cents. It comes in a plastic bottle with a twist-off cap and tastes great. David and Kay Scott reside in Valdosta, Georgia, and are authors of Comp lete Guide to the National Park Lodges (Glob e Pequot).

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substantial, the rules of etiquette for wine drinking say that nothing stronger than a lightly salted mozzarella is appropriate. Save the stronger foods for after the tasting. For the Guest: HANDLING A WINE GLASS The proper way to hold any style of wine glass is by the stem. This keeps fingerprints off the bowl and keeps your hand from warming the wine. PERFUME AND COLOGNE Avoid wearing scent to a wine tasting affair. This includes perfumes, colognes, after shaves and scented hair spray or gel. LIGHTING UP Smoking at or just before a wine tasting will affect the taste of your wines. The smoke and odor of cigarettes or cigars not only interferes with the enjoyment of the taste and smell of the wines, it can be irritating to other guests, both smokers and non-smokers. MINTS AND GUM Bubble gum, chewing gum and breath mints will alter the taste of wine. Be sure to rinse your mouth well with water before beginning a tasting. COMMENTS If you have negative comments about a wine, keep them to yourself, particularly when at a vineyard tasting room.

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H E A LT H & B E AU T Y

Don’t let acne hold you Back Rhonda Tomlinson Nationally Certified Medical Aesthetician of Dr. Shawn Vandemark Plastic Surgery

Start this school year off right! Look your best and get that prom date that you’ve always dreamed of! t seems like cruel irony, that at the time when one wants the most clear complexion possible, that pimples and acne will seem to appear out of nowhere. Summer is a hard season to keep acne away… Hot sticky weather often means acne prone skin is fixing to be attacked with a vengeance. Here in South Georgia… It’s just impossible to hide from the summer heat and humidity. To avoid major breakout catastrophes, it is best to stay on our A game and stay one step ahead. We need to address the problem from the core … instead of covering up and trying to hide it.

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Heat tends to aggravate acne and causes inflammation and zits because of our oil producing sebaceous glands‌The oil production becomes over active and the heat triggers blocked pores, which traps bacteria. Acne also develops when a hair follicle (pore) gets plugged with excess oil.

   

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Here is a list of a few things that can help you have the best skin possible to start your school year off right!

            

• Exfoliate The summer months; demand that one exfoliates every day. This is the number one way to prevent clogged pores, dead skin build-up and acne.

        

• Oil control Oil glands are in overdrive during hot weather. Over-active oil glands are one of the major causes of blackheads and clogged pores. To best control oily skin, avoid alcohol base products; they tend to “over dryâ€? your skin, which in return causes excess oils. Drink a lot of water; this helps flush some of the excess oil out of our system.

        

• Topical treatments There are many... beware of quick gimmicks that are on the tube and Internet, these products are not any better than things you can find in your local cosmetic and beauty isles. Visit your local doctors office or medical aesthetician, they have the access to medical skincare products. These topical creams and gels are proven, with clinical studies behind them, to go to the core of the acne and destroy p-acne bacteria, that is most likely spreading.

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• In Office Treatments There are quite a few new treatments available as well as some older ones that are quick and painless. Isolaze is one of the newest treatments that I have had amazing results with, but some of the older therapies work very well also, especially when used in correct combinations. All this depends on age, skin type, male or female ect‌ Some light chemicals, “blue uâ€? light therapies and non invasive lasers are also proven to prevent scaring and rid dark or red spots left behind from past acne, when treated in the correct manner.

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• Oral Antibiotics There are short term and long term antibiotics that can be taken. The prescribed medication will depend on several things... cystic acne needs a different antibiotic than the small under the skin bumps or just the plain pimples on the face. If the acne is on the back shoulders or chest area‌ this also will be a factor in getting the correct prescription for your individual needs.

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R E L AT I O N S H I P A DV I C E

18 Clues that

YourRelationship MayBeInTrouble BY MA R K W E B B Mark Webb is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice at South Georgia Psychiatric and Counseling Center in Valdosta. He is the author of “How To Be A Great Partner”. Read more of his articles at www.TheRelationshipSpecialist.com

“I love being married. It’s so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life.” ~ Rita Rudner

1) You no longer have anything 4) Feelings of contempt.

6) You are the last one to know

in common.

what’s going on.

Do you and your partner live separate lives? Do you attend social functions together but don’t interact? Do you spend hours together but rarely talk about anything meaning?

2) Never compliment each other. When is the last time you told your wife she is beautiful? That your husband is handsome? Do you ever acknowledge their hard work or effort for the relationship?

Is your relationship plagued with unresolved conflict? Resentment can poison your relationship. If you cannot let go of the past you most likely will not have a good future.

“Sometimes I wonder if men and women really suit each other. Perhaps they should live next door and just visit now and then.” ~ Katherine Hepburn

3) Everything has to be your way or theirs. Are you one of these people who has to always be right? Don’t let your pride destroy your relationship.

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Have you stopped taking the time to tell your partner what is going on with you? Make sure you keep your partner up to date with information about your career, your problems, your fears, your hopes and your accomplishments.

7) How you look doesn’t matter any more. When you first dated you looked good and smelled good. A drop in hygiene and appearance basically sends a message that you don’t care anymore.

5) You no longer pursue each

8) Trust has disappeared.

other.

Are you giving your partner reason not to trust you? Trust is fundamental to a healthy relationship. Promote reassurance and closeness not fear and distance.

Has your interest towards being intimate with your partner waned? When there is little interest in intimacy it typically means a dying of the emotional bond of a couple. Be interested. Be romantic. Make your love life a priority.


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Have you grown lazy? Are you selfabsorbed? Are you glued to the television while your spouse is entranced to the internet? This gap will not get better without a conscious effort. You won’t even know each other after a while.

Are your interactions with your partner defensive in nature? Once a couple guards themselves with an emotional shield there will be a breakdown in trust.

10) You keep having the same argument. Is your relationship stuck or dying because you cannot resolve a particular issue? Do you need the help of a professional therapist or of a pastor?

13) You are holding

be disheartening to a partner. Don’t break your partner’s spirit. Build them up.

16) Never praise each other in public. Speak well of your partner. Tell of their accomplishments or tell stories of their thoughtfulness.

resentments. If you don’t let go of your stored anger, you will destroy any hope of having a close connection with your partner. I am not saying you must express your anger to your partner to let it go but I am saying you need to forgive and let go.

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14) Reckless spending. Do either of you disrespect the agreed upon arrangement for your finances? Do you consult each other on major purchases?

15) You can do no right. Is your relationship under attack by constant criticism? Constant criticism can

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Distractions have become the solution. Do you look for distractions as a way of dealing with your problems? Is your face buried in a book? Do you leave the television on for background noise? Is there always something else more important like a meeting or a friend’s need?

18) No physical affection. When is the last time you kissed your partner? Held their hand? Hugged them? Held them tight? Physical affection builds relationship connection.

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Still on the Move Singer runs to keep body and voice in shape by DEAN POLING

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r. David L. Johnson is best known for his baritone voice, but the retired, 73year-old Valdosta State University Music professor also enjoys walking-running five to six miles each day. With plans to participate in the six-plus-mile Peachtree Road Race in Atlanta, he wasn’t going to let a little surgery keep him from hitting the streets. On June 18, Johnson had surgery for a torn rotator cuff. With help from a sling, he competed in the Peachtree Road Race 10K on July 4. “My doctor said he thought it would be fine as long as I wore the sling,” Johnson said. “I was a little sore a couple of days after the race.” He had planned to participate in the road race before the surgery and wanted to continue, as he also wanted to continue his regular exercise regimen. Johnson has been walk-running for the past seven years. The ex-

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ercise keeps him physically in shape. Still performing, the exercise also keeps his voice in shape. Johnson is considering the possibility of participating in other runs. Other than the Peachtree, he hasn’t yet, but he might. In the Peachtree, out of 55,830 participants, Johnson wearing his sling finished at 48,117. Out of the race’s 28,108 men, he was 25,408. He finished in one hour, 40 minutes and 52 seconds. To train for the Peachtree, Johnson added about a mile to his daily walk a month prior to the race. While some may think the sling slowed him, Johnson said it made the race possible. “I could not have participated if I had not wore the sling,” Johnson said. “It kept my arm from too much movement.” As for exercise, Johnson would encourage anyone of any age to make the commitment. “Make a decision to do it and be consistent.”


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ave you been searching for that perfect island cuisine to no avail? Then Caribbean Delight, formerly La’Rose, in Valdosta is the perfect place for you. Opened by Staffordi Williams and Erica Hill in June, Caribbean Delight offers authentic Jamaican cuisine in a welcoming atmosphere that makes everyone feel at home. Staffordi was born in Jamaica and spent a large portion of his life there. While living in Jamaica, he worked as a cook on a cruise ship in the ‘80s. He moved to the states in 1995 and began working at a Jamaican restaurant in Atlanta. He then moved to Valdosta to be with his children and started selling his authentic Jamaican food from his home.

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Chef Staffordi Williams and partner Erica Hill co-own Carribean Delight located just off of St. Augustine Road at 1715 W. Savannah Avenue.


Shrimp Jambalaya with cabbage and cornbread

“I was selling it from my house and could only serve so many people. I figured I may as well do it for everyone. It’s always been my dream to open a restaurant,” explained Staffordi. He and Erica, a successful business woman who already owns her own business, decided to partner up and create Caribbean Delight. “I lived in Miami for a while and all you find there is Caribbean food. We are offering something different.

Valdosta doesn’t have anything like this. The food is delicious and the customer service is great,” said Erica. When guests pull into the parking lot at Caribbean Delight, they immediately get the feel of the islands. The Jamaican flag adorns the side of the building and the color scheme, green, yellow and black, is carried on throughout the restaurant. Posters covering the walls of Jamaican icon Bob Marley and the island music playing

the background set the perfect mood to enjoy a plate of Jamaican cuisine. Staffordi and Erica have created an extensive menu offering a wide variety of native dishes. Some of the most popular items include jerk and curry chicken and ox tail, but they offer much more. “I let customers sample the food if they aren’t sure what something tastes like. The jerk is very spicy while the curry is mild,” explained Staffordi.

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Jerked Chicken is spicy Jamaican favorite served with rice and peas.

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Chicken jambalaya served with a side of Jamaican cabbage and cornbread.

Oxtail is a popular traditional item served with rice and peas and a side of Jamaican cabbage and cornbread.

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If you are looking for a unique and delicious meal, then try the curry goat offered at Caribbean Delight. At $10.99 for a lunch plate, this meal if sure to fill you up and leave you satisfied. Hours of love are poured into each plate of goat, as the goat takes nearly two hours to prepare each day. With a taste similar to roast, the curry goat is sure to please your palate. For those who aren’t sure about trying goat, the jerk chicken, only $8.99 a plate, is a spicy option that will have your mouth watering. Staffordi seasons his

chicken with the jerk seasoning before wrapping it and baking it. The smokey flavors found in this dish combined with the heat from the jerk seasoning are perfect reminders of being in Jamaica. Every plate served at Carribean Delight is covered with home made seasoned rice and cabbage. The rice has a smokey taste that compliments the meat while the cabbage is a crisp refreshing bite that rounds out the plate perfectly. They also havn’t forgotten about their vegetarian clientele, offering a mouth watering veggie plate.


The menu at Carribean Delight offers something for every craving. They have ox tail, jerk shrimp, king fish, jambalaya, patties, rice and beans, conch fritters and so much more. They are sure to have something that everyone will love. The delights don’t stop with the food at Caribbean Delight. They also offer a variety of Jamaican bottled sodas including pineapple, ginger beer, and Kola Champagne. Staffordi also makes a home made fruit punch that will immediate make you feel like you are sitting on a beach in the Caribbean. With hints of pineapple, orange and cherry, this fruit punch is the perfect compliment to the hot and smokey

flavors of their food. Caribbean Delight doesn’t only offer their food to their customers, they also take about 20 plates of food to the homeless shelter before closing. “Back in my country we didn’t have homeless people like they have here,” explained Staffordi. Caribbean Delight is open Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. and on Saturdays from 12 noon to 9 p.m. For more information about this tropical restaurant paradise please visit their Facebook page or call them at (229) 469-6041. Caribbean Delight is located at 1715 W. Savannah Avenue in Valdosta.

The curry goat is cooked in milder spices and is full of flavor. Served with rice and peas and Jamaican cabbage.

Diners can quench their thirst with a variety of Jamaican sodas like Ginger Beer and Pineapple or choose one of chef’s homemade fruit punches or fresh lemonade.

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(StatePoint) New technologies are now enabling homeowners to automate lights, entertainment and security systems, thermostats, door locks and more. And experts say that coordinating these control systems can save you time and money, and increase the value of your home. Gone are the days when home automation was a futuristic concept from science fiction or an out of reach luxury, as new innovations are making such technolo-

gies more affordable and easier to use. “While many automation products available today are stand-alone devices, offering control for only one component of your house, such as your thermostat or music, it’s possible to bring all of those various smart home features together under one system,” says Martin Plaehn, CEO for Control4, a market leader in home automation. “And doing so can make your life easier.”

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• Stay on budget: It may be hard to imagine a high-tech home, but flexible systems allow you to start small, controlling just one room and then expand through the home. For example, Control4 can start with a single controller, remote and an app to automate and control existing or new smart devices. Over time the system can grow, adding more devices and functionality to meet your changing lifestyle needs and budget.

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Six Ways Baby Boomers Can Stay Active (StatePoint) While it’s difficult to encapsulate the moods of tens of millions of people born between 1946 and 1964, one thing has often been said about boomers – they share a determination to stay forever young. Next to improving diet and shunning tobacco, nothing a person does increases life expectancy more than exercising, according to the National Institute on Aging. As such, many boomers are busy with their quest for immortality on the bike paths and exercise mats of America.

While exercise is great for body and mind, it doesn’t come without risk. And an injury can derail a routine quickly. Here are five ways boomers can ensure they’re staying safe and having fun with exercise:

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New activities can keep you motivated and help you avoid over-working particular joints and muscles. Consider something totally different, such as pickleball, a fast-paced court sport combining elements of tennis, badminton and table tennis.

• Take control: Whether gardening, golfing or dancing, it’s inevitable that physical activity will create occasional muscle pain, stiffness, swelling and bruising. Pain can be immobilizing and depressing, so managing it is important. “Avoid medications that mask pain coming from strained or damaged tissues,” says Jyl Steinback, author of “Superfoods: Cook Your Way to Health,” and executive director of ShapeUpUS.org. “Instead, consider a homeopathic medicine, such as Arnicare Gel, that works naturally with the body to help it heal and won’t interfere with other medications you’re taking. I bring it with me whenever I exercise.” Unscented and nongreasy, the gel is quickly absorbed by the skin. More information about natural muscle pain treatment can be found at www.Arnicare.com.

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• Show and tell: Miss your grandkids? New desktop computers, laptops and two-in-one detachable

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• Be artistic: Need a stress-relieving activity? Why not take up painting? But rather than get your hands dirty, try a free application, such as Windows 8 FreshPaint, which offers a realistic alternative to oil painting, without the mess. And you don’t have to shell out for painting supplies.

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Arts&Entertainment AUGUST 2013 >“9 to 5: The Musical” The Dosta Playhouse, 122 N. Patterson St. Theatre Guild Valdosta’s season-opening production. Music and Lyrics by Dolly Parton, with book by Patricia Resnick, based on the 1980 movie. Synopsis: “Pushed to the boiling point by their boss, three female co-workers concoct a plan to get even with the sexist,

egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot.” Performance dates: Aug. 1-3, 8-11, 15-17.

> VSU Art Faculty Exhibition Valdosta State University Fine Arts Gallery, VSU Fine Arts Building, corner of Oak and Brookwood. VSU Arts’opening exhibit. Annual show featuring works by the university’s

art faculty. Reception: 7-8:30 p.m., Aug. 19. Run dates: Aug. 19-Sept. 6.

> Artists Beck, Hartwell, Burggraf Price Campbell Gallery, Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts, 527 N. Patterson St. Opening free, public reception: 5-7 p.m. Aug. 5. Show dates: Aug. 5-Sept. 18. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; closed Sundays and non-reception Mondays. Admission: Free. More information: Call (229) 247-2787; or visit www.turnercenter.org

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Sallie and Harmon Boyette, Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts, 527 N. Patterson St. Opening free, public reception: 5-7 p.m. Aug. 5. Show dates: Aug. 5-Sept. 18. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; closed Sundays and non-reception Mondays. Admission: Free. More information: Call (229) 247-2787; or visit www.turnercenter.org

> Artist Richard Peterman Josette’s Gallery, Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts, 527 N. Patterson St. Opening free, public

reception: 5-7 p.m. Aug. 5. Show dates: Aug. 5-Sept. 18. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; closed Sundays and non-reception Mondays. Admission: Free. More information: Call (229) 247-2787; or visit www.turnercenter.org

> VSU Student Work Roberta George Children’s Gallery, Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts, 527 N. Patterson St. Opening free, public reception: 5-7 p.m. Aug. 5. Show dates: Aug. 5Sept. 18. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; closed Sundays and non-reception Mondays. Admission: Free. More information: Call (229) 247-2787; or visit www.turnercenter.org

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Ashley Paulk (left) and Stone Creek Golf Club Pro Bob Burk pause for a moment before the start of day two of the American Cancer Society Golf Tournament.

Mack Mackey, one of the youngest competitors in the tournament, takes his putt on the 8th while Sparky Greneker (left) and dad Lee Mackey look on.

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Golfers prepare to set off during the first day of the 40th annual Lowndes/Echols ACS Golf Championship. Around 50 teams competed in this year’s three-day event.


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NEW TifGrand® Bermuda • A Bermuda turfgrass with improved shade tolerance • Vigorous-growing lawn • Fine-textured turfgrass (finer than Tifway) • Naturally dark green-colored blades • Forms a lawn with reduced water and fertilizer (nitrogen) requirements than other Bermudas, especially when grown in full sun • Aggressive establishment from sod

Zenith® Zoysia • Shade tolerant; a turfgrass that’s widely adaptable to full sun or light shade • Dark green blade • Medium-texture turfgrass • Makes a lawn with a dense growth habit • Tolerant of extreme heat and cold; it’s a well-adapted lawn from the southern coast to the upper transition zone • Drought tolerant turfgrass

Mercedes® St. Augustine • More cold tolerant than other St. Augustine varieties • Medium-fine leaf texture, excellent Fall color retention • Propagated as sod, roots quickly, spreads by surface runners • Shade and salt tolerant, pH range of 5.0 - 8.5 • Can be mowed at heights of 2”to 4” • Tolerant of summer heat

TifBlair® Centipede • Mercedes® St. Augustine Tifway Bermuda • Zenith® Zoysia • Emerald Zoysia

  

 

Super-Sod Outlet 3983 Inner Perimeter Rd. Valdosta, GA 31602 229.247.6242

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W H E R E W E R E YO U SC E N E ?

Wildcat Fundraiser Wildcat Auction & Shootout at the Valdosta Country Club photos by BRANDON POWERS

Bart Davis watches as his putt hangs just outside the cup on the 9th green of Bellemeade at the Valdosta Country Club. Jess Davis (left) and James Warren look on.

A Valdosta High football helmet autographed by head coach Rance Gillespie was one of many items up for auction.

Valdosta High School Golf Coach Justin Henderson (left) and Head Football Coach Rance Gillespie.

Brenda Thomas (left) and daughter Taylor look through some of the Wildcat themed items up for auction.

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Derek and Amy Shaw help themselves to the buffet during the Wildcat Auction.


Drew Colson watches his drive on the 9th hole of Bellmeade during the Wildcat Shootout.

Art Bass tees off on the third hole of Bellemeade during the Wildcat Shootout at the Valdosta Country Club.

Best Pla c to get a e Steak & Hamburg er!

A Local Restaurant with Local Flair.

Hand Cut Steaks • Seafood • Prime Rib Best Hamburgers in South Georgia! CASUAL & PRIVATE DINING AVAILABLE BANQUET ROOMS AVAILABLE SPORTS BAR WITH HD TVS HAPPY HOUR 4PM - 7PM • PREMIUM WELL

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Seven Days a Week for Lunch & Dinner Over 17 Years In Business

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Moody Change of Command Ceremony photos by BRANDON POWERS

Major General H.D. Polumbo Jr (left) hands the 23d Wing’s ‘Guidon’ to outgoing commander Colonel Billy Thompson during the change of command ceremony at Moody AFB.

Moody Air Force personel watch as the 23d Wing change of command ceremony commences.

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The Moody Air Force Base Honor Guard present the colors during the national anthem while (from left to right) Major General H.D. Polumbo Jr., Colonel Billy Thompson and Colonel Chad P. Franks salute.


Staff Sgt. Shalek removes outgoing Wing Commander Colonel Thompson’s name from the side of a helicopter revealing incoming Wing Commander Colonel Chad Franks’ name underneath.

Airmen stand with their full attention focused on the ceremony.

Members of the Moody AFB Honor Guard prepare to present the colors.

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Hahira

229-794-8162 107 W. M ain St. • Hahira

A great place to live, work, and play!

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Hahira Insurance Agency

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gifts & etc.

auto • home • life • health commercial • farm • church

“Come browse the Bucket”

213 W. Main St. • Hahira

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100 West Main Street • Hahira hayden@hahirainsurance.com 816573

Tues - Fri 10am-5pm Sat 10am-2pm

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Sew Blessed

a classic sewing shop with a modern flair

•Fabric •Patterns •Sewing Machines 794-0076 • 211 W. Main Street 816576

www.sewblessedfabric.com

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Tuesday - Friday: 10am - 5:30pm Saturday: 9:30am - 5pm

Why pay high dealership prices when you can have the same quality and experience at a fraction of the cost?

Collision Repair • Tires • Full Service Center

Brian Tomlinson - Owner Stacy Tomlinson - Owner

Anything Your Car Or Truck Needs We Can Take Care Of You.

Come to Hahira and check our prices for affordable custom framing...

Open M-F ~ 8a-6p and the

It’s worth the drive!

2nd & 4th Saturday 9a-3p

103 North Lowndes St. Hahira, GA

229-794-4090

Fred G. Smith 806245

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800 S. Church Street • Hahira, GA www.TomlinsonBodyShop.com (229) 794-2351• Fax: (229) 794-2800 Email: tbs@tomlinsonbodyshop.com

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TOMLINSON BODY SHOP

407 W Main St. • Hahira 229-794-2429 816574

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