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contents The Village Journal

Vol. 9 No. 4 | Fall 2013

community 22 Spotlight on Neighbors: Duke and Gwen Werner

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26 On Air with Mick Hubert

and Lee McGriff

32 Industry Insider: The Rest is in the Details

37 Giving the Gift of

Volunteerism This Season

lifestyle 41 The Gift Guide 2013 48 Game Day with Gator Football Wives 54 Holidays by Numbers 56 DIY Danna: Creating a Hanging Light Fixture

health & fitness 58

41

The Building Blocks of Developing a Child’s Self-Esteem and Teaching Responsibility

home 60

Your Winter Heating Check-Up

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money 66 Gift Card Swap 68 Looking for the Best

Shopping This Holiday Season? There’s an App for That!

food 70 Turkey Talk – Plucking the best bird from the flock

72 From Our Kitchens To

Yours: Holiday Recipes

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travel 76 Cruise Through the Heart of Europe

in every issue

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10 Editor’s Note 12 Social Happenings 14 Contributors 16 The Haile Village Center Directory 20 Publix Market Square Directory 62 Real Estate Market Watch 64 Community Map 79 Calendar of Events 84 Snapshots 89 Register of Advertisers 90 From the Kitchen of Dean Cacciatore

on the cover

Holiday still life. Photographed by ryaphotos. Styled by Channing Casey and Aníbal Rodríguez.


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editor’s note Every year, we are reminded to give thanks

as we gather with family and friends around a perfectly browned – or in some unfortunate cases, blackened – turkey. In thinking of all I have to be thankful for, it occurred to me that I’m thankful for the very magazine you are reading – and not because it’s my job and pays the bills, etcetera and so on, but because it has, and continues to bring so many incredible people and diverse opportunities into my life. Over the past nine years, I’ve met authors, doctors, musicians, Olympians, mountain climbers, business leaders, survivors and teachers (not to mention a menagerie of exotic animals, but that’s a different story) and while each person is unique in his or her own way, one thing remains the same – good people working to better others around them. It’s inspiring to see the world through their eyes, and for that I am thankful. Working on our Fall 2013 issue was no exception. I once again had the opportunity to spend time with incredible members of our community: Haile residents Duke and Gwen Werner and family (p.22), Gator Radio Network broadcasters Mick Hubert and Lee McGriff (p.26), and Florida football coaches’ wives Sarah Durkin, Carol Muschamp and Adonis Lewis (p.48). I will be forever thankful for the incredible people I’ve crossed paths with, the one-of-a-kind opportunities I’ve had, and the experiences that have helped shape myself and this magazine. And I thank you, our loyal readers, who help make it possible for our team to share these stories each issue.

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Stay in touch – pin, post, tweet and snap!

Pinterest Follow any of our “Festive” boards for fall décor, treats and holiday inspiration at Pinterest.com/villagejournal.

Twitter Join us on Twitter at @VillageJournal to get instant updates from our professionals about what’s happening in our community and discussions about news headlines around the world.

Instagram Take a peek at what’s happening behind the scenes! Follow @villagejournal for more sneak peeks. Our team enjoyed tailgating with some of the Gator football wives. See more on p.48.

Our Editor snapped this while in the Gator Radio Network booth with Mick Hubert and Lee McGriff (p.26) at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.

Facebook Check in with us for community news, events highlights and pictures from local happenings we’ve attended in the community at facebook.com/thevillagejournal.

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contributors Lee Bryne owns and operates

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co-director of Gainesville Country Day School, a preschool and elementary school in southwest Gainesville. The preschool, formerly known as Three Bears House, is the oldest preschool in Gainesville, continually operating since 1951. The elementary school is currently celebrating its 31st year. Nancye holds a PhD in Child Development from the University of Florida and has taught students of all ages, from preschool through college classes and parent education programs. Nancye and her husband Richard, a local dermatologist, enjoy their family, which has grown from their own four children to include eleven lively grandchildren.

Publisher: Ryan Frankel Editor: Channing Casey Design Director: Aníbal Rodríguez Advertising: Kilty Bryson, Account Executive Editorial: Kelsey Frost, Editorial Assistant Danna Miller, Columnist Contributors: Franz Beard Lee Byrne Nancye Childers Kelsey Frost Kendal Norris Alyson Huber Photography: LHM Photography ryaphotos Digital: Ashlynn Henkel, Digital Manager Jeannette Baer, Social Media Manager Accounting: Bonnie Rodríguez, Bookkeeper

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hails from New York City where she made her professional mark styling for notable companies such as Jones Apparel Group, Polo Ralph Lauren and Tommy Hilfiger. Upon moving to Gainesville, she created, owned and operated The Little Shop, a unique children’s boutique offering innovative activities and party concepts. She currently serves as the Director of Events at Savor 101, downtown Gainesville’s premier event hall.

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The Haile Village Center

directory

architecture

education

Jennifer Langford, AIA, CNU, PA . . . . 3 7 1 - 7 1 8 7

Abacus Learning Center . . . . . . . . . . . .376-1492

The Sustainable Design Group . . . . . . 327-3899

La Escuela Spanish Learning Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 514-4409

art & photography

event services

Footstone Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . 562-3066

Cacciatore Catering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 692-0701

Haile Art Gallery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 375-8000

Olive You Eat Well . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 379-0281

community Haile Equestrian . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 665-7433 Haile Village Farmer’s Market . . . . . . . 363-2233

dance Cameron Dancenter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 335-7785

dining Cacciatore Pizza . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 692-0701 Haile Village Bistro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 378-0721 Limerock Road Neighborhood Grill . . 240-6228 Patticakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 376-1332

Plantation Hall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 371-1600

financial American Optimal Advisors . . . . . . . . . 505-5632 Cetera Advisors, Beverly J. Loy . . . . . 317-5269 Cetera Advisors, Pat Gleason, CRPS . 8 7 1 - 7 1 7 1 Holloway Wealth Management . . . . . . 337-8177 Markey Wealth Management . . . . . . . 338-1560 SunTrust Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 375-6868 Tillman Hartley, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 335-9015

fitness

Queens Arms Pub . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 378-0721

Sports One Athlete Management, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 331-8787

Sisters Restaurant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 379-0281

Sweat Life Fitness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 692-4926

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furnishings & gifts Marianne Coveney European Essentials . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 335-4290 The Perfect Gift . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 375-8000

health & beauty Dawn and Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 377-6200 Haile Barber Shop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 374-2005 Haile Village Bodywork . . . . . . . . . . . . 372-6550 Haile Village Spa & Salon . . . . . . . . . . 335-5025 Hang Ten Nail Design . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 331-5545 Ideal Weight Management . . . . . . . . . . 327-4120 Salon PhD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 3 8 - 1 0 1 1 Sarah’s Hair Studio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 226-6909 Serendipity Spa & Salon . . . . . . . . . . . 378-9088

home improvements TPG Granite & Cabinetry . . . . . . . . . . . 375-8000

jewelry Abazias Diamonds, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . 264-9940 Sander’s Jewelers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 331-6100 The Village Jeweler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 338-0015

legal C. David Coffey, P.A. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 335-8442 Fisher, Butts, Sechrest & Warner, P.A. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 373-5922 Law Offices of Steven Allan H. Kaye, P.A. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 375-0816 Law Offices of Steven Kalishman . . . . 376-8600 Mark J. Fraser, Attorney at Law . . . . . 367-0444 Niesen, Price, Worthy, Campo, Frasier & Blakey, P.A. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 373-9031 White & Crouch, P.A. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 7 2 - 1 0 1 1

medical Aguirre & Sappington Orthodontics . 378-2545 Benet Clinical Assessment . . . . . . . . . 375-2545 Burnell Acupuncture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 367-0900 CFK Cardiac Tech, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . 332-3760 Continuum. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 877- 2 1 7 - 1 4 8 5 Duane Haile Endodontics . . . . . . . . . . 374-2999 Galvan Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 327-3561 Haile Medical Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 367-9602 Haile Plantation Family Dental . . . . . . 375-6116

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Haile Plantation Family Medicine (UF) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 265-0944 Haile Village Bodywork . . . . . . . . . . . . 372-6550 Infectious Disease Consultants . . . . . . 375-0008 Kelly Aissen, Ph.D., LMHC . . . . . . . . . . 278-7008 Kent Wenger, M.D., Psychiatry & Neurology . . . . . . . . . . . . 333-1109 Kids Only Dental . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .335-7777 Lori Libert Physical Therapy . . . . . . . . 222-1583 Linda Goodwin, PhD, LMHC, Counselor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 373-0030 Metabolic Research Center . . . . . . . . . 275-5353 Options Medical, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 317-6379 Speech & Language Center at Haile Plantation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 284-3323 The Haile Psychiatry & Psychotherapy Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 337-0551 UF Health PRC at Haile . . . . . . . . . . . . 265-0944 William E. Beaty PhD, Psychologist . . 331-5520

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pet care Haile’s Angels Pet Rescue . . . . . . . . . 262-4232 Haile Plantation Animal Clinic . . . . . . . 377-6003 Shampoodles by Jan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 336-7236 Sweet Paws Bakery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 264-8995

real estate Bosshardt Realty Services . . . . . . . . . . 371-6100 Coldwell Banker, M.M. Parrish Realtors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 335-4999 Haile Plantation Sales & Information Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 335-4999 Management Specialists Services . . . 335-7848 Premier Management Associates, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 379-4641 Thomas Group Realty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 226-8228

title & insurance AmeriLife Insurance Marketing . . . . . . 3 7 1 - 8 2 1 3 New York Life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 7 9 - 8 1 7 1 Weston Arnold Insurance . . . . . . . . . . . 333-9440

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beauty Great Clips...................................................3 3 1 - 1 0 0 5 Venus Nail Spa...........................................331-3878

dining Bamboos......................................................3 3 1 - 1 5 2 2

mailing service Haile Mail......................................................331-4447

medical Archer Dental..............................................3 3 1 - 4 7 3 1 Haile Market Therapy &

I Love NY Pizza..........................................333-6185

Behavioral Medicine.................................331-0020

Subway.........................................................332-1707

Kinetix Physical Therapy.........................505-6665

Sweet Frog Frozen Yogurt.....................505-3352 The Roundabout Bar & Grill...................331-6620

dry cleaning On the Spot.................................................332-9494

financial Florida Credit Union.................................3 7 7 - 4 1 4 1 Wells Fargo..................................................331-8239

grocery Publix.............................................................3 3 1 - 1 0 3 7

insurance

pharmacy Publix Pharmacy........................................3 3 1 - 1 0 8 6

shopping Haile Jewelry & Loans.............................333-1905

spirits The Spirit Shoppe......................................331-7274

real estate Allison Ables Real Estate........................3 7 1 - 1 8 2 8 Jarvis & Folsom, Inc. Engineering & Planning Services......................................240-6780

Bo Greene Insurance Agency...............3 3 3 - 1 1 2 3

Tommy Williams Homes..........................3 3 1 - 8 1 8 0

Brightway Insurance.................................240-7500

Viking Construction..................................333-9333

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spotlight HAILE PLANTATION

on neighbors

DUKE AND GWEN WERNER:

TALENTED TEAMWORK By Kendal Norris | ryaphotos

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aile residents Duke and Gwen Werner have the best characteristics of talented athletes—high energy, cooperative spirit, dedication—and the harmonic balance required to maintain a happy family unit. They are goal-driven individuals who enjoy their lives and contribute to the community through their professions and their hospitality. Born in Durham, North Carolina, Gwen (née Strayhorn) Werner moved to Keystone Heights, Florida as a child so that her father could join his brother-in-law in their local flooring business. After graduating from high school, Gwen began her career as a Program Assistant 22 | TheVillageJournal.com

for the University of Florida Orthopedic Department in the Sports Medicine division. Working for a team of physicians devoted to the care of various UF athletic teams, Gwen was already an established member of that department when, in August 1999 she met her future husband, Dave, known as ‘Duke.’ As Gwen recalled, “We’d actually known each other for a few years before we began dating in 2001. Our relationship deepened over the next two and a half years, and we made the marriage commitment in 2003. It all seemed very natural, as we had so much in common. We both like sports, fishing, entertaining,


NASCAR racing and the work we do. Now we’re celebrating our ten-year anniversary. All of these years, we’ve been fortunate to be able to work and play together and build a life in this great community.” Along the way, the Werners expanded their family with three children: Makayla, eight, Katherine (‘Gracie’), six and Colton, three. Duke said, “Our girls attend Wiles Elementary, less than a mile from our home in The Preserve. Colton is in daycare at Abacus in Haile Village. We are so grateful to be living in a community where everything is so convenient and of the highest quality.” Gwen added, “Makayla and Gracie really enjoy dance classes at the Cameron Dancenter and Gracie’s entering her third year of participation in the Gainesville Soccer Alliance. All of our kids love to swim, too, both at our home pool and the community pool.” It was Duke’s professional pursuits that brought him to Gainesville in 1994. A native of Versailles, Indiana, he graduated from Eastern Kentucky University in 1991 with a degree in athletic training, as well as a teaching certificate for grades 7-12 in physical education and health. He then did graduate work at the University of Louisville, earning a Master of Arts degree in Education in 1994. During those years, Duke was also a graduate assistant athletic trainer for the Louisville athletic program, working specifically with the Cardinal basketball, swimming and soccer programs. As he described it, “My intensive academic curriculum included courses in anatomy, kinesiology and the biological sciences.” In 1994, Duke was chosen to join the University of Florida Sports Health program as an athletic trainer, where he currently holds the position of Assistant Athletic Director/Sports Health. Prior to joining the Gator staff, however, Duke held a six-month assistant trainer position for the NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the 1993 NFL season, and served a four-year stint in the Baltimore Orioles minor league organization from 1988-91. From 1994, he spent the first ten years of his UF training career with the baseball

team. He said, “I was responsible for 40 future professional players and assisted 13 former Gators make their way through minor league baseball into the major leagues.” Over the following ten years, Duke worked with Gator basketball athletes. Looking back, he commented, “There are so many aspects of this profession I enjoy. Taking care of others has always been important to me and is a kind of natural calling. But I also enjoy the competitive part of the games and take pleasure in mentoring team players and younger staff members.” Duke’s immediate responsibilities as Assistant Athletic Director/Sports Health involve evaluation, emergency medicine, rehabilitation and supervisory duties – a full plate for this dynamic and dedicated professional. A little icing on the cake: Duke’s alma mater, EKU, recently named him the 2013 Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences “Alumnus of the Year.”

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“All of these years, we’ve been fortunate to be able to work and play together and build a life in this great community.” — GWEN WERNER In both 2012 and 2013, Duke had the opportunity to travel to Brazil and the Czech Republic with the USA Basketball Under 18 and Under 19 teams at the FIBA (International Federation of Amateur Basketball) World Championships. He recalled proudly, “We won gold medals both summers, and I had a great time being part of a totally nationwide, American experience. I have to say that the second year was a little easier, though, because I had a phone with FaceTime on it. That meant that Gwen and the kids and I could communicate better. Without her strength and great mothering and organizational abilities, I wouldn’t have been able to do all of this.”

At vacation time, or even on free weekends, the Werners like to head to the beach, making Hilton Head a yearly destination, with frequent trips to Crescent Beach and to a resort on Captiva Island. As Duke said, “We really are beach people, and like to take advantage of the lighter summer schedule. When the season begins in October, then it’s back to working longer hours.” Their children also get to spend a couple of weeks each summer visiting their grandma back in Indiana. Gwen is grateful that her schedule is somewhat flexible, so that, as she noted, “I can now pretty well set my hours and meet all of our kids’ extracurricular activities and commitments.”

In their spare time, the Werners like to entertain their Haile friends and neighbors at home. As Gwen said, “I’ve been extremely fortunate to build friendships with a great network of women here. We run along the Haile Plantation trails together. When I have the time, I do half marathons, and will be doing one this coming January. And if my husband and I could have people over every weekend, we would, because we enjoy hosting barbecues and pool parties for our friends and their kids.” Duke added with a chuckle, “Our backyard pool is the best babysitter we’ve ever had!”

As for their choice of living in Haile, both Duke and Gwen are in seamless agreement: “Even in the busy times, we enjoy taking our kids to the Village Center, having dinner together, listening to live music, and playing in the park – all within walking distance!” It’s a comment that seems to sum up this hardworking, but successfully balanced, professional and domestic partnership.

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s Florida’s favorite receiver during the early 1970s, Lee McGriff learned all about timing. From the moment the ball is snapped to the time the ball nestled safely in his hands, it was all about precision and timing. Now that he’s in his 15th year of working as the color analyst with play-by-play announcer Mick Hubert on the University of Florida Radio Network, it’s still all about the timing.

“Mick has the hard job,” McGriff said while sitting in his office on Newberry Road on a sunny September afternoon. “He has to make sure everyone has the information in a timely and accurate manner and at the same time give everyone a mental picture of what’s going on down on the field. He tells you what happened. My job is to tell you why it happened. I’ve got about 8-10 seconds to compact what happened into something that I think people are going to understand.” They do it with the precision you might expect of two men who spend at least 12 weekends together every year. They got their start working together in 1989, the last year Galen Hall was the head coach at Florida. That extended through 1994 at which time McGriff took a 10-year pause to watch sons Travis (All-American wide receiver at UF) and Britt (wide receiver at UCF) follow in dad’s footsteps to play college football. Hubert and McGriff re-united in 2004 and are now well into their 15th season of working together. It’s a good partnership because they understand what each has to bring to a broadcast to make it successful and they do understand timing. Hubert spends a good part of his week watching film of both the Gators and this week’s opponent. He wants to know what both teams are likely to do in certain situations because being able to anticipate what will happen on the field can only help him get the play call right. He listens to television broadcasts of the opponents to make sure he has names pronounced correctly and later in the week he puts together his own charts of the Gators and the opponents. That includes a depth chart with height, weight, home town and any pertinent stats along with small tidbits of information that might help him fill dead moments in the broadcast.

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“One of my worst nightmares is that I would come to a game ill-prepared,” said Hubert, who came to Florida from Dayton, Ohio, where he called University of Dayton football games when former Tampa Bay Bucs coach and now ESPN analyst Jon Gruden was a backup quarterback. “I take a lot of pride in coming to a game feeling comfortable that I can give the fans a real picture of what goes on from start to finish in a game.” Once the game begins, Hubert’s job is to paint a picture for that guy riding his lawn mower with the earphones plugged in or for that family riding up I-75 listening to the broadcast on their car radio. Thousands of fans in the stadium also listen to the play-by-play. Hubert’s job is to watch the play while simultaneously telling his audience exactly what he’s seeing. Any clever lines he thought of have to be so imbedded in his mind that they simply flow with the play that he’s describing. And, he fully understands there are no mulligans. He has only once chance to get it right. “You can’t lateral a horse,” Hubert said, recalling a sage piece of advice given years ago by an old school play-by-play announcer who got his start calling thoroughbred horse races. Before the advent of television and instant replay, it was possible to correct a mistake even as the play was developing. 28 | TheVillageJournal.com

“If you got the player wrong, 20 or so yards down the field you had to do a little lateral and the right guy scored the touchdown because no one was seeing what you were seeing.” All that changed with television and its instant replay as well as the big video boards that offer simultaneous broadcast and replays in the stadium. “They (fans) see what I see as I see it,” Hubert said, “so I better get it right. That’s why that punch line stays in my mind.”

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McGriff have monitors that allow them the same view as the TV broadcast crew. With multiple cameras in use, Hubert and McGriff can see the game from various angles including close up shots on the goal line or on fourth down when there are tight formations on the field. By giving him a close up view, Hubert can sort through the bodies to give details that he never could before the technology changed. “You have to remember, sometimes we’re 150 yards from the playing field,” Hubert said. “I call the play that I’m seeing, but down at the goal line I’ll rely heavily on what I see on the monitor.” The moment the play ends, McGriff swings into action. The former coach in him allows him to see the entire field, but he, too, will rely on what he sees on the monitor to get a better angle. The timing of his commentary has to be split-second because once the officials on the field spot the ball, the play clock starts ticking. If the Gators or opponents go into a huddle, McGriff might have a couple more seconds but he relies on his mental clock to consolidate everything into an 8-10 second commentary.

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“Sometimes we don’t even have that,” McGriff said. “Now that so many teams are going up tempo and no huddle, you have to get your comment in and you better not waste any words. You better be able to say what you’ve got to say in as descriptive way as possible but in the fewest words possible. There isn’t a lot of time to speculate. I analyze what you see and turn it back over to Mick.” During the three-and-a-half hours of a typical Florida football game, the interaction between Hubert and McGriff has to work with the precision of a symphony but unlike the symphony, which has a conductor to point to each section of the orchestra at the right moment, Hubert and McGriff make it work without any director giving them cues. “We just know each other so well,” Hubert said. “Lee knows when I stop to be there with his analysis and I pick it up the moment he stops. We don’t use any hand signals or anything like that. We don’t need them. We’ve been working together so long and so well, that we just feed off each other and make it work. Lee’s the easiest guy in the world to work with. We just know each other and that’s why it works so well.”


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As a child, you are often told not to judge a book by its cover; but let’s face it, that’s simply not the way life works. As we browse through the local bookstore, we can’t help but notice the rows and rows of beautiful, colorful, masterfully crafted shapes, drawings and words, which make up the attractive covers of books. Having taken a page from the book of the retailbook industry, mattress manufacturers have incorporated the same decorative, eye-catching methods into the mattress shopping experience. Moreover, as we are unable to truly judge a book just by its cover, neither are we able to judge a mattress only by its cover. When you enter a mattress store, the landscape is much different from what you saw 10 or 15 years ago. Back then, you would view a sea of white, padded rectangles. Now, you can look upon an artistically arranged gallery of the most beautiful mattresses ever crafted. Luxurious cover fabrics in exquisite earth tones, bright contrasting colors, iconic patterns such as the fleur-de-lis adorned on a silk-infused cover, and exuberant patterns and shapes drape mattress surfaces. However, as aesthetically appeasing as these covers may be, they in no way should be the basis for the comfort, durability, functionality and/or longevity that the mattresses provide. The upholstered materials and construction methods are what definitively determine the key internal variables, including but not limited to the overall number of coils, the types of steel used, the wire gauge and the frequency of turns within

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the coil. If these factors are not properly engineered, the result can be a sore lower back in the morning or a higher frequency of tossing and turning, causing disturbed sleep cycles. In addition, the type of foams used, their layered order, densities and origins are all important things to consider when comparing mattresses. You can effortlessly open a book, however opening a mattress to see inside is a much more complex task. How will you navigate the flood of misinformation and marketing hype about mattresses? The best advice we can give is to seek a knowledgeable, non-commissioned consultant to help you filter through the marketing and find the important information. Consider shopping at a local, multi-brand store that specializes in mattresses, instead of a company or department store that sells all kinds of products, resulting in information overload for employees and a lack of credible information for the consumer. In the end, mattresses are much like the advice you received as a child — it’s what’s on the inside that really counts.


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hristmas symbolizes abundance in so many ways. Loving families are united, or reunited, during the joyous season for traditional festivities of feasting, worshipping and gift giving. But as John Barli, Regional Director of Catholic Charities of Gainesville, observed, “Poverty’s a year-round thing and doesn’t take time off for holidays. Even though we are helping 1,100 families a month, Christmas is one of those key times of the year we really need food donations of non-perishable items or gift cards from local grocery stores.” Catholic Charities is only one of many Gainesville area non-profits in need of donations at Christmas time. Kim Lapan, Executive Director of Dignity Project Second Generation said, “The more used vehicles, computers and monetary donations we receive, the lower the cost is to those in need of wellrunning, affordable transportation and job equipment.” Here are just a few of the dedicated organizations providing essential aid and services. Consider giving through volunteered time and/or financial resources to make the holidays a meaningful—as well as enjoyable—experience for others.

St. Francis House • Mission: To help the impoverished and hungry in the community; to provide services for immediate needs in a secure environment and transitional and permanent housing for men, women and children in Alachua County. • Services: Daily emergency shelter for 35 people (60 in severe weather); transitional housing; 33 efficiency apartments for permanent housing; job placement counseling; business clothing vouchers, tutoring, laundry; referrals to other community resources. • Volunteer/Giving Opportunities: Help with daily noon soup kitchen; bring evening meals for overnight guests; serve Thanksgiving and Christmas /Hanukkah meals; help people check into overnight shelter; supervise laundry and showers; provide emotional support for evening guests.

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Alachua Habitat for Humanity • Mission: “Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together in ecumenical fashion to build homes, communities and hope.” This encompasses fundraising, building site selection, partner family selection, house construction and mortgage servicing. • Services: Building homes in Alachua, Gainesville, Micanopy, Archer, High Springs, Hawthorne, Waldo and rural areas in these counties. Partner with families in need from all backgrounds, races and religions to purchase homes financed by affordable loans, and homes built with owner sweat equity and community volunteers (each project requires over 13,000 man hours to complete). • Volunteer/Giving Opportunities: Various sales and team leader positions at the Habitat ReStore; donate labor, money and materials at construction sites; construction, office support and ReStore volunteers may apply on Tuesdays at 2:00 pm at the main Alachua Habitat office; corporate and church sponsors welcomed.

Alachua County Humane Society • Mission: To eliminate euthanasia of healthy, treatable, adoptable cats and dogs in the community. • Services: Adoption, with all choices available in picture form on the website (specific breeds can be requested); fostering of animals (long or short term); Thrift, Gift & Pet Supply Store; dog grooming, spaying and neutering services. • Volunteer/Giving Opportunities: Work directly with animals; help in the retail store or assist at local fundraising events; work with 20 different teams, ranging from photography to dog-walking. Donations of $15 to $500 provide services from heartworm protection to transportation, to vaccines and flea protection to spaying and neutering and essential medical attention. Gift certificates available; spare towels and sheets also needed.

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Catholic Charities • Mission: “To provide services to anyone in need; to advocate justice, human dignity and quality of life and call all people to join in these efforts to reflect the compassion of God in Christ.” • Services: Emergency food assistance through the weekly food pantry; Weekend Backpack Program for needy school children; FAITHH (Food and Intercession for the Hungry and Homeless), a monthly mobile food outreach program serving Alachua, Levy, Gilchrist, Bradford and Dixie counties. • Volunteer/Giving Opportunities: Food and monetary donations: $25 feeds a family of four for a week; $100: a month; $500: 18 weeks, and a $1000: a year. Food and toy donations needed during the Christmas season. Spirit of Charity Gala held each spring uses donated items for its silent auction.

Interfaith Hospitality Network of Greater Gainesville • Mission: To provide shelter and comprehensive support for homeless families with children. • Services: Shelter, food, transportation, job counseling, educational classes, medical care, day care, school placement and affordable housing using congregational facilities in the local community. • Volunteer/Giving Opportunities: Corporate or individual sponsorship of annual golf or walk events (Oct. 14th, Mark Bostick Golf Course at UF featuring the annual Fore the Families Golf Challenge); host fundraising events; donations of money, clothing, sundries, diapers, wipes, retail and grocery store gift cards, laundry/bar soap, bleach, cleansers, toiletries and garbage bags.


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Bread of the Mighty Food Bank • Mission: To provide food to the hungry through a network of 130 agencies who serve on the front lines of poverty in soup kitchens, food pantries and faith-based, community feeding/food programs. • Services: Serves north central Florida as the area administrator for the US Department of Agriculture Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) and conducts a Food-on-the-Move Mobile Pantry to underserved communities in a five-county area. Operates Kids Café, a program of Feeding America, giving free meals and snacks to needy children. • Volunteer/Giving Opportunities: Individual/corporate/church food and fund drives; sort, stock, box and process food in central warehouse; available internships in Public Relations, Social Media and Marketing/Advertising.

Dignity Project Second Generation • Mission: To provide job skills, engender a strong work ethic and training to disadvantaged youth, while refurbishing used cars and computers for re-sale at affordable prices. To help recycle responsibly. • Services: Hands-on training for youth in the skills of low-cost computer and car repairs for low-cost re-sale to community residents, veterans and organizations in need. • Volunteer/Giving Opportunities: Tax deductible donations of money and unwanted, titled vehicles, computers and cell phones in any condition (working or not). Occasional need for portable jump packs, battery chargers, jack stands, floor jacks and tools.

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The saying “Behind every great man is a great woman” certainly rings true for three of the Florida football coaches. While we often see them on Saturdays pacing the sidelines, what we don’t see are their biggest supporters and fans – their wives. We sat down with Carol Muschamp, Sarah Durkin and Adonis Lewis to get the inside scoop about their game day rituals, and their love of Gainesville and the Gator Nation.

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Photographed by ryaphotos • Styled by Andrea Love-Leonor • Hair for Carol and Sarah by Rachel Cole and Kara Hunter of Turning Heads Salon; Adonis’ hair by Elise Phillips of SI Salon • Makeup by Kara Winslow • Table settings throughout by Agapanthus Lane in Tioga Town Center • Tailgate set-up provided by Savor 101 • Location provided by Arthur Rutenberg Homes in Carriage Way


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Sarah Durkin HUSBAND: D.J. Durkin, Defensive Coordinator / Linebackers CHILDREN: Abigail (3 yrs.), Luke (7 months) YOUR FAMILY MOVED TO GAINESVILLE FROM PALO ALTO, CALIFORNIA, WHICH MUST HAVE BEEN A BIG ADJUSTMENT. WHAT HAVE YOU GROWN TO LOVE ABOUT LIVING HERE? When we moved from California I was six months pregnant with Abigail, so our lives were getting ready to change immensely any way. We were so happy to be moving to Florida because we were going to be much closer to our family. We loved our time at Stanford, but it’s been wonderful to have the opportunity to raise our children here in Gainesville. I love the community feeling that Gainesville provides… people are very friendly and I have made a lot of good friends.

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DESCRIBE WHAT IT WAS LIKE WHEN YOU BECAME A GATOR. I was welcomed here with open arms from the very beginning. A coach’s wife sent a basket of Gator gear out to our home in California the day after D.J. was hired. It was great to feel so welcomed. FAVORITE PLACE TO GO FOR DATE NIGHT? Manuel’s Vintage Room or Blue Water Bay in Melrose. Both places have amazing food and unbelievable service!


Orange, blue and crystal statement necklace, $32 > Pink Narcissus; gold and orange gemstone earrings, $20 > Down to Earth; Cobalt dress, model’s own

Adonis Lewis HUSBAND: Derek Lewis, Tight Ends Coach CHILDREN: Myles (2 yrs., turning 3 in November) WHAT DO YOU ENJOY MOST ABOUT GATOR FOOTBALL GAMES? I love the Gator Walk, our Gator wives and family tailgate and the Gator Nation atmosphere – it’s electric! WHEN TAILGATING, WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE DISH TO BRING TO SHARE? My favorite tailgating dish is authentic New Orleans Barbecue Shrimp with Gator shaped bread for dipping in the sauce. This is usually what I’ll bring to our “Mardi Gras in the Swamp” themed tailgate, which we do at least once every season.

EXPLAIN THE MENTALITY WHEN YOUR HUSBAND GETS A NEW JOB WITH A NEW TEAM. It’s quite difficult. You have to leave all of your fellow coaches’ wives and friends that you’ve met and built great relationships with, as well as the community that you’ve become a part of. Even more so, it’s leaving the young men that Derek coached. We’ve nurtured, mentored, loved and built relationships with them and they really become a part of our family. We do always cheer for former teams, but it’s more about rooting on the young men and wanting to see them succeed.

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Silk cobalt blouse, Glam, $96; semi-precious Orange Jade and gold necklace, Nugaard, $92 > Down to Earth; Worth Skinny Mini white pants, $158; Resort Chic Wedge, $198, both Lilly Pulitzer > Pink Narcissus

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Carol Muschamp HUSBAND: Will Muschamp, Head Coach CHILDREN: Jackson (12 yrs.), Whit (8 yrs.)

ANY GAME DAY RITUALS OR GOOD LUCK CHARMS? I give my husband three good luck kisses before every game. Also I always wear a penny, face up in my right shoe. And it has to be a penny from the current year. GIVE US A ROUGH ESTIMATE OF THE PERCENTAGE OF YOUR WARDROBE THAT IS GATOR THEMED. It seems that the fashion industry has bought into Gator Nation! Everywhere I look the Gator orange and blue is being showcased. I love our colors! The majority of my wardrobe consist of orange and blue. WHAT WAS YOUR INITIAL IMPRESSION OF THE GATOR NATION? The Gator Nation is strong and passionate. I love the enthusiasm of the fans! It doesn’t matter if you are a freshman at UF, a senior citizen or a first grader – once Gator blood gets in your system, it is there to stay. I love watching all the fans join together to support their team.

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WHAT DOES YOUR FAMILY ENJOY DOING TOGETHER? Will doesn’t have a lot of free time, but when he does – if one of our boys doesn’t have a game – we like to grill out and just spend quality time together.

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FUN FACTS AND USEFUL TIDBITS ABOUT OUR FAVORITE FALL FESTIVITIES AND HOLIDAYS. After all, you never know when you may find yourself in an impromptu trivia match!

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DIY DANNA In her column, the DIY extraordinaire shares innovative, approachable projects to spice up everyday items. For more, visit her blog: TrimmedAndTailored.com

Hanging Light Fixture Gorgeous lighting immediately sets the tone for the dĂŠcor in a home. Some of the most iconic interiors boast elaborate chandeliers, beautiful fixtures and wellplanned recessed lighting. Upgrading your lighting can quickly become an expensive addition to your home, but with a little creativity and imagination, you can create something incredibly beautiful for pennies on the dollar. Instead of starting at the home improvement store, shop for materials within your own home, reusing what you have and repurposing to fit your needs. This project is best for areas of your home that do not already have overhead lighting, as replacing an existing fixture may require the use of an electrician.

PROJ ECT MATERIALS AN D BUDGET BREAKDOW N: Wire Baskets (2) Twine Light Bulb Lighting Kit Round Screw Hooks Spray Paint (optional)

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TH E STEPS: First, take one basket and attach the lighting kit to the opening in the top. My lighting kit wasn’t wide enough to hold itself in place, so I just used the cord to make a loose tie and allowed the light to drop in the center. Using a bit of twine in a few places around the perimeter of the baskets, affix the two together to make an oval fixture, with the bulb directly in the center. Next, use a few round screw hooks to attach the light to the ceiling and string the light cord to the nearest outlet. It’s best to keep the cord as hidden as possible to give the illusion of an attached fixture. I slid mine down the wall and hid it behind a curtain.

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• Create two half moon fixtures by not attaching the wire baskets together. This would be ideal for over a bar area or a long dining table. • Use spray paint to customize the color of the fixture. • Hang this light over a reading nook, in a closet with no overhead lighting or just to brighten up a dark corner of a room.


The building blocks of developing a child’s

self-esteem and teaching

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elf-esteem has been defined as the mental picture children have of themselves, the sense of self that comes from feeling capable and competent; a basic feeling of “okayness” and adequacy. In the eyes and attitudes of the parents and teachers who raise and educate them, children find mirrors through which they define themselves. This is a principle that is central to helping children learn to see themselves as capable, responsible people. For children to believe in themselves, parents must believe in them first.

How do I give my child good self-esteem? Children, parents, indeed, all people need approval. When children are not validated, self-esteem simply cannot develop. Unfortunately, self-esteem can’t be given to anyone, or bestowed upon them. It must be earned. We can, however, set the stage by providing children with the tools for helping them build self-esteem. Some important tools are:

• Unconditional Love – Prove to your child that he is worthy and deserving of love by loving him openly and unconditionally, when he succeeds and when he fails. • Communication – Open discussions and verbal reasoning within the family help the child sort out the daily ups and downs, what’s important and what isn’t, and give a sense of perspective to the developing child. • Reassurance – Constant reassurance that “you can do it” compliments for attempts and approximations of a task, letting the child know that perfection isn’t the only acceptable goal provides an invaluable sense of security to a young child. • Autonomy – Independence is a sign of healthy self-esteem; to achieve that independence, children must gain a sense of control, power and self-direction. • Courage and Perseverance – Encourage children to face challenges and persist; admiring their actions, not outcomes, inspires them to act again. • Praise – Praise is a way of letting a child know he is valued and appreciated, but only after something praiseworthy has been accomplished. • Real Rewards – Intrinsic rewards, the ones that are felt emotionally and intellectually, are lasting and valuable.

A self-reliant, responsible child usually has good selfesteem. What goes into raising a responsible child? • Generally, four basic elements contribute to raising healthy, mature and socially responsible children – mutual respect, encouragement, consequences and consistency.

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• A democratic relationship based on mutual respect and a feeling that the child deserves to be treated with both firmness, showing the adult’s self-respect, and kindness, showing respect for the child. • Encouragement communicates respect, love, support and valuing of the child as a person. This can be accomplished verbally or by nonverbal acts showing that the parent cares, as well as by refusing to moralize, compare or retaliate. • The use of natural and logical consequences replaces reward and punishment. • Consistency ensures both the child and parent know what to expect from one another every time.

What are some examples of responsible behavior that are expected of a child at school? • Academic – Children are expected to complete tasks, participate in classroom activities, take homework, and older children, to return assigned homework. • Social – Children are expected to treat their classmates and teachers with respect, value the class and school, try to resolve difficulties and work out agreeable solutions. • Personal – Children are encouraged to respect themselves and always do their best, represent themselves proudly, exhibit self-control, be truthful, take responsibility for their own behavior and make appropriate choices.

by emphasizing the parent’s need for assistance and their ability to provide it is appealing to many children. For example, “I need you to put the silverware on the table so we can eat dinner,” rather than demanding cooperation. • Use natural and logical consequences. When a child refuses to perform those tasks that are his sole responsibility, the parent needs to let the child experience the consequences of his irresponsibility. (“Your soccer shirt wasn’t in the hamper; I guess it didn’t get washed for your game.”) It is important to always keep in mind that what children do is not as important as how they do it, and mistakes are opportunities for them to learn, even it that means learning the same thing over and over again. Most importantly, children will not learn responsibility if adults do for children what children can and should do for themselves.

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How can I help my child become more responsible, both at home and at school? • Avoid performing tasks a child can do for himself. When a child is first learning to assume responsibility, she may not conform to adult standards. The product is not as important as the effort. (A child’s toy cleanup may not be up to your standards; watch for effort, not perfection.) • Ask – don’t demand. Making demands on children usually decreases their desire to help out. On the other hand, requesting their cooperation

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YOUR WINTER

HEATING CHECK-UP By Kendal Norris

With the cold winter months fast approaching, now is the time to ensure your heating system is running efficiently. Gainesville heating and air conditioning expert, Mark Hurm of Mark Hurm & Co., LLC, says, “Most people will wait until the first cold snap to turn on the heating system, whether it be electric, heat pump or gas furnace.” He emphasizes, “It’s best not to wait until winter’s upon us to make certain that your heating system is operating safely and efficiently.”

PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE Hurm advises that the system should be checked about a month beforehand to verify it’s in good operating order, especially if you’re dealing with gas furnaces using combustible fuel. The ‘system’ includes both the outdoor and indoor units, the thermostat, the filters and the ducts. (Note: The thirty-day rule also applies to the first anticipated heat wave.) • Make sure fuel tanks are full. Older, underground tanks can have slow leaks that can empty your tank over the course of a year, and a leaking tank must be replaced. • Make sure air filters are clean; pleated, disposable filters have a larger surface area and therefore provide the most efficient filtration and airflow. • Change filters once a month, or use specialized air filtration, which has the capability of being changed every six months. • Check for dirty coils. • Make sure the carbon monoxide alarm has fresh batteries and is working properly. If you don’t already have one, it’s time to invest in one. 60 | TheVillageJournal.com

• Check for uneven airflow in different rooms of the house. This is easily detected by variations in room temperature from room-to-room.

BALANCING AIR FLOW Another factor to consider in your home system is uneven air flow, where one room is cooler or hotter than another. If that’s the case, air re-balancing needs to be done with the use of dampers (when the problem is correctable). There could even be more severe issues such as leaking or broken ducts in the attic. • Local utility companies like GRU and Clay Electric provide free inspections. • If ducts are leaky, they need to be sealed. Otherwise, those leaks create an energy drain resulting in higher utility bills. According to Hurm, “The time to do this type of work is during the cooler months when maintenance experts have to be in the attic area. If they come out for the entire day, they need to be able to work all day, and they can’t do that under extreme heat conditions.”

CHECKING THE FIREPLACE This time of year, people who have fireplaces often enjoy the warmth and cheer they provide in a home. “Remember to check the flue to make sure all of the soot and debris have been cleaned out,” Hurm notes. “Birds can sometimes build nests up there, so you want to know that it’s clear before use.” • Before moving into a house with a fireplace, have it inspected for safety and cleanliness. • Those who use the fireplace moderately should have the flues cleaned professionally every three years, but still inspected prior to use each season. • With more frequent use, it is recommended to arrange a yearly flue cleaning.


INVESTING IN A PLANNED SERVICE AGREEMENT One of the best ways to keep heating and air conditioning systems running smoothly year-round is to invest in a planned service agreement. “It is important to start with quality equipment from major manufacturers like Lennox, Carrier and Trane,” Hurm explains. Next, it’s a great idea to have a twice-yearly maintenance plan so any potential problems or failures can potentially be detected before they happen. For example, if a condenser fan motor is spinning slower, it could mean there are bad windings on the motor. It is better to catch a small problem before it develops into a bigger, more expensive one. When repairmen come to do a pressure and temperature inspection, they can ensure that all components of the system are running at maximum efficiency. By maintaining your heating and cooling system, there is less likelihood for it to fail, and therefore it can do a better job of keeping your home’s climate comfortable.

FINDING A GOOD CONTRACTOR Hurm’s final word to the wise for those who want consistent and efficient heating/cooling systems is to find a reputable and reliable contractor. The preliminary research will pay off in the long run. • Dig around to find information on local contractors. • Look into their experience, credentials and qualifications. • Consult the state’s agency, the Department of Business Professional Regulation, online at www.dbpr.com if you have questions or concerns about a contractor who has contacted you. • Get reviews from other clients and do your homework investigating which builders have the most reliable and exemplary track records. Before the cold comes this year, make sure you check your heating system is running smoothly. Early detection of a problem in your system can prevent a large repair cost later. If a problem is detected, contact a maintenance or repair company to fix the inefficient system.

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Haile Plantation Real Estate

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Plantation Villas | SW 52nd Lane

The Links | SW 52nd Avenue

Year Built Sq Foot Bedroom/Bath

Year Built Sq Foot Bedroom/Bath

1990 960

Sold Price

2/2 $92,900

1998 1454

Sold Price

3/2 $147,000

The Village at Haile | SW 91st Terr.

Camden Court | SW 50th Road

Year Built Sq Foot Bedroom/Bath

Year Built Sq Foot Bedroom/Bath

2006 1088

Sold Price

2/2 $100,750

The Links | SW 52nd Avenue Year Built Sq Foot Bedroom/Bath

1998 1250

1993 1672

Chickasaw Way | SW 103rd Way Sold Price

2/2 $110,000

Year Built Sq Foot Bedroom/Bath

1996 1632

Laural Park | SW 55th Place

Year Built Sq Foot Bedroom/Bath

Year Built Sq Foot Bedroom/Bath

Sold Price

2/2 $111,000

The Links | SW 52nd Avenue Year Built Sq Foot Bedroom/Bath

1998 1134

1983 1950

Sold Price

3/2 $179,000

Village Center | SW 91st Terrace 2003 1088

Sold Price

3/2 $173,000

Sold Price

3/2 $187,000

Evans Hollow | SW 88th Court Sold Price

2/2 $120,000

Year Built Sq Foot Bedroom/Bath

1987 1921

Sold Price

3/2 $195,000

Founders Hill | SW 46th Road

Village Center | SW 91st Way

Year Built Sq Foot Bedroom/Bath

Year Built Sq Foot Bedroom/Bath

1987 1092

Sold Price

2/2 $125,500

2005 1702

Sold Price

3/3 $210,000

Founders Hill | SW 85th Drive

Lexington Farms | SW 56th Lane

Year Built Sq Foot Bedroom/Bath

Year Built Sq Foot Bedroom/Bath

1984 1328

Sold Price

2/2 $138,000

The Links | SW 52nd Avenue Year Built Sq Foot Bedroom/Bath

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1991 2330

Sold Price

4/2 $211,000

Amelia Gardens | SW 44th Lane Sold Price

3/2 $140,000

Year Built Sq Foot Bedroom/Bath

Sold Price

1997 2187 3/2.5 $218,700


Market Square | SW 25th Road

Whitaker Oaks | SW 96th Drive

Year Built Sq Foot Bedroom/Bath

Year Built Sq Foot Bedroom/Bath

2006 1926

Sold Price

3/2 $220,000

1993 3162

Grahams Mill | SW 91st Terrace

Oakmont | SW 43rd Lane

Year Built Sq Foot Bedroom/Bath

Year Built Sq Foot Bedroom/Bath

1993 1672

Sold Price

3/2 $222,000

Mills Glen | SW 33rd Road

Year Built Sq Foot Bedroom/Bath

Year Built Sq Foot Bedroom/Bath

1997 1716

3/2 $239,900

Sold Price

1993 4222 4/4.5 $531,000

Chickasaw Way | SW 52nd Avenue Sold Price

Sold Price

4/2 $460,000

2001

3470

Sold Price

4/3 + two 0.5 $545,000

Market Square | SW 25th Road

Whitaker Oaks | SW 96th Drive

Year Built Sq Foot Bedroom/Bath

Year Built Sq Foot Bedroom/Bath

2006 2509

Sold Price

4/3 $265,000

Village Center | SW 49th Place Year Built Sq Foot Bedroom/Bath

2005 2558

Sold Price

4/4 $270,000

Sold Price

1993 3934 4/3.5 $620,000 A selection of single-family and attached homes sold in Haile Plantation, July 1st through September 6th, 2013. Provided by Coleen DeGroff of eXp Realty.

The Preserve | SW 44th Lane Year Built Sq Foot Bedroom/Bath

Sold Price

1992 2721 4/2.5 $278,000

Storeys Road | SW 29th Avenue Year Built Sq Foot Bedroom/Bath

Sold Price

2006 2624 5/3.5 $308,000

Preston Wood | SW 93rd Street Year Built Sq Foot Bedroom/Bath

2004 2349

Sold Price

4/3 $326,300

Amelia Gardens | SW 44th Lane Year Built Sq Foot Bedroom/Bath

1999 2716

Sold Price

4/3 $328,750

Grahams Mill | SW 93rd Way Year Built Sq Foot Bedroom/Bath

1996 2651

Sold Price

4/3 $338,000

Hampstead | SW 96th Street Year Built Sq Foot Bedroom/Bath

2001

3191

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GIFT CARD

p a w S By Kelsey Frost

What do you do with those gift cards you’ll never use? Keep them because you can’t take the guilt of throwing them away? Re-gift them as the next white elephant gift? If for whatever reason you are having trouble finding a way to spend that $50 gift card – which will inevitably sit in your wallet until you finally decide to cut your losses and either toss it or re-gift it – you do have options. There are websites available that allow you to trade in your gift cards quickly and easily for a small fee.

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One such site is Cardpool. It accepts cards from $25 to $1,000 and lets you exchange them electronically or via mail. They will provide you a free shipping label if you decide to send by mail, and sometimes you can get a better exchange rate by doing so. The benefit to exchanging electronically is that the trade is instant and there is no waiting for cash to be mailed.

Card Cash accepts gift cards with any value and offers up to 92 percent cash back. There are transaction fees that vary based on card popularity; the more popular a gift card is, the more money you will get back. The exchange methods are similar to Cardpool in that you can exchange either electronically or via mail. You can choose to accept payment from either PayPal, check or direct deposit. As with Cardpool, if you decide to exchange electronically, you will receive your money faster, but you may receive less money than a card exchanged via mail.

GIFT CARD RESCUE Gift Card Rescue has a similar set up, and accepts cards between $20 and $5,000. They offer up to 90 percent cash back on most gift cards and will give you five percent more on their offer if you exchange it for an Amazon gift card. This is particularly cost-effective since you can buy almost anything on Amazon. You also receive a money back guarantee and have the opportunity to buy other gift cards at a discount from Gift Card Rescue. 66 | TheVillageJournal.com

Next time you receive a gift from your second aunt who hasn’t realized she keeps giving you a gift card to that great restaurant in a city you don’t live in, consider swapping it for cash or a better gift card.


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Looking for the best shopping this holiday season?

THERE’S AN APP FOR THAT! By Kelsey Frost

While holiday shopping can be merry and bright, it is more often stressful, noisy, crowded and has a way of removing some of the magic of the season. That is why we appreciate something that will help us simplify and streamline our shopping. This season, many people will be turning to their Smartphone for more than making a status update – they will be managing their holiday shopping and finding the best deals. Whether you have an Android, iPhone, Blackberry or Windows phone, these deal-detecting, price-matching apps will help you save on the best deals of the season.

RetailMeNot – If you find yourself at the mall in search of the perfect gift, this app will help you save while you’re on the go. RetailMeNot offers coupons for bigger stores like Macy’s, Target and Bed Bath & Beyond, as well as manufacturer’s coupons. You can search the app by store or look for specific brands to find a coupon for whatever you’re buying, from toothpaste to tinsel.

Dealnews – This app is helpful for all Black Friday shoppers. Not only can you sign up to get price alerts when certain items hit their lowest prices, but you can also get the scoop on leaked deals that may even be better than Black Friday prices, saving you money and time in line.

iSlick – If you subscribe to Groupon, LivingSocial or any other daily deal app, iSlick will consolidate your inbox and clean up your phone. This app searches the databases of other deal-providing apps to give you a live feed of all the deals available. You can search for deals by category, view deal ratings and see the top trending deals.

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THE COPPER MONKEY WEST Shopkick – For those of you who prefer the experience of shopping in-store to online retail, Shopkick is a great app that rewards you for just stepping foot into your favorite stores. You earn “kicks” (reward points) for checking into stores, scanning specific items with the app and for making purchases. You can then redeem your kicks for anything from free coffee to designer handbags!

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ShopAdvisor – This app is perfect for anyone making more expensive purchases this season. It lets you track items you have your eye on and shows you its prices for the past 6-12 months. ShopAdvisor also offers expert advice on products, shows price and location of items and can set a time alert or price alert for items you’re interested in.

ShopSavvy –When you’re out and about shopping, have this app on hand. You can scan a barcode or search with keywords for a product and ShopSavvy will find you the best price, whether it is in a local store or online. You can buy products straight from the app, get coupon codes, rebates and get information about when sales are happening. The app also allows you create a wish list. PriceGrabber – This fun app has all the same product scanning capabilities as other apps, but it lets you compare products within the app. It also offers local deals similar to Groupon and LivingSocial, provides product reviews and shows you bottom line prices so you avoid surprise shipping fees. If you’re having trouble with gift ideas, you can use the Gift Shaker on the app to spark your creativity. In addition, you can set notifications when a product you’re watching drops below a certain price.

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TURKEY TALK Plucking the best bird from the flock By Alyson Huber

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ith the holiday season fast approaching, now is the time to begin the hunt for the perfect turkey. Turkey traditionalists now have more options than ever to buy a turkey that’s a little greener, without breaking the bank. Here’s what you’ll need to know to pick the perfect natural turkey for your family.

Responsible Retailers There are several local options to buy free-range turkeys directly from the farm. LAUGHING CHICKEN FARM has turkeys available at the Alachua County Farmers Market and the Haile Village Center Farmers Market ABUNDANT ACRES and COGNITO FARMS both offer turkeys at the Union Street Farmer’s Market. If you can’t buy a turkey from a local farmer, look for other options sold at responsible retailers. THE FRESH MARKET offers pastured turkeys without fillers, by-products or MSG. TRADER JOE’S offers all natural turkeys fed a vegetarian diet with no added artificial ingredients.

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LABEL LINGO

More and more products are labeling themselves as fresh, natural, organic and free-range, but it is important to know what these words actually mean when it comes to turkeys.

Fresh

A “fresh” turkey is one that has been chilled and stored between 26 and 40 degrees, and must be cooked within one to two days. A turkey cannot be labeled fresh if it has been stored below 26 degrees, as this is the temperature that turkey freezes. A frozen turkey should be kept at zero degrees or below.

Natural

“Natural” or “all natural” labels mean that there are no artificial flavors, added colors or chemical preservatives, and the turkey has been minimally processed as to not fundamentally alter the turkey.

Organic

“Organic” labels can have a variety of meanings, but generally, organic turkeys are ones that have consumed only organic feed and have not been given antibiotics, arsenic compounds or animal by-products.

Certified Organic “Certified Organic” labeling means that the USDA has evaluated the turkey for class, grade or other quality characteristics. If the turkey is certified by another company, it is important to check the certifier’s website to see what they consider organic.

Free-Range “Free-range” turkeys have been allowed to roam freely with continuous access to the outdoors for at least 51 percent of its life, and also have access to safe shelter.

Heritage

“Heritage” turkeys are ones that mate naturally and have a longer life span compared to commercial counterparts.

Hormone Free

Worried that you don’t see a “hormone free” or “no hormones added” label? That distinction is usually not included on turkeys because hormones are prohibited from being used in raising turkeys.

American Humane Certified/ Animal Welfare Approved “American Humane-Certified” or “Animal Welfare Approved” indicates that handling and slaughtering methods were taken into consideration.

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Holiday Recipes A COLLECTION OF OUR FAVORITE FAMILY RECIPES TO ENJOY THIS SEASON.

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INGREDIENTS: • 2 cups plus 2 TBS all-purpose flour • ½ tsp salt • ½ tsp baking soda • 1 ½ sticks of butter (melted) • 1 C packed brown sugar • ½ C white sugar • 1 egg plus 1 egg yolk • 1 tsp vanilla extract • 1 tsp almond extract • 1 C white chocolate chips • 1 C milk chocolate chips

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DIRECTIONS: 1. In a small bowl, mix together and set aside all-purpose flour, salt and baking soda. 2. With a mixer, mix together the melted butter, brown sugar, white sugar, egg and yolk, vanilla extract and almond extract. 3. Fold in white chocolate chips and milk chocolate chips. 4. Gradually mix in all of the dry ingredients into butter mixture. 5. Make dough into ¼ cup balls (about 2 oz.). 6. Bake at 325°F for 12-14 minutes or until golden brown.

Starlite Mint Cookies INGREDIENTS: • 3 cups flour • 1 tsp baking soda • ½ tsp salt • 1 cup butter (room temperature) • 1 cup sugar • ½ cup brown sugar • 2 eggs • 2 TBS water • 1 tsp vanilla • 1 pkg Andes® Creme de Menthe chocolates • 1 bag walnuts

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DIRECTIONS: 1. Stir together flour, baking soda and salt. 2. Cream butter, sugar and add brown sugar. 3. Blend together eggs, water and vanilla. Add dry ingredients. 4. Cover and refrigerate 2 hrs. 5. Enclose 1 mint in 1 TBS dough and finish with ½ walnut on top. 6. Bake 10-12 min at 375°F.

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INGREDIENTS: • 2 cans evaporated milk • 2 cans coconut milk • 2 cans coconut cream (Coco Lopez preferred, Goya makes a good alternative) • 1 TBS of cinammon • 1 TBS of vanilla • 2 cans of condensed milk • 1 cup of white Don Q Cristal rum (preferred) or Bacardi Silver

• 1 tsp of almond extract (optional) • ½ cup of almonds - (also optional) soak in water overnight and grind DIRECTIONS: Mix all elements together in a blender and enjoy!

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Peanut Butter Blossoms Kilty Bryson

Prep Time: 20 min | Makes about 48 cookies

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INGREDIENTS: • 48 Hershey’s Kisses Milk Chocolates (you could also use dark chocolate if you prefer) • ½ cup shortening • ¾ cup Reese’s Creamy Peanut Butter • 1/3 cup granulated sugar • 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar • 1 egg • 2 TBS milk • 1 tsp vanilla extract • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour • 1 tsp baking soda • ½ tsp salt • Additional granulated sugar

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DIRECTIONS: 1. Heat oven to 375°. While oven heats, remove wrapper from chocolates. 2. Beat shortening and peanut butter in large bowl until well blended. Ad granulated sugar and brown sugar; beat until fluffy. Add egg, milk and vanilla; beat well. Stir together flour, baking soda and salt; gradually beat into peanut butter mixture. 3. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll in granulated sugar; place on ungreased cookie sheet. 4. Bake 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Immediately press a chocolate into center of each cookie; cookie will crack around edges. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely.

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iver cruises are often described as your very own floating hotel that docks in the heart of regions that ocean cruisers can’t go. Today’s river cruise vessels are at the cutting edge of comfort, style and technology and allow you explore the sights and sample the local cuisine easily. With its growing popularity, it is the fastest growing segment of the travel industry. Travelers find the pace and comfort of a river ship the ideal way to explore the real heart and soul of Europe. One major benefit of a river cruise is you are not to rushed from port A to port B; you can relax and enjoy the delights of the countryside you are passing through and get to know the soul of the country. A cruise along one of Europe’s many rivers and canals permits you to enjoy the panorama of the surrounding countryside, which is always in view. River cruise ships, in contrast to larger cruise ships, are smaller vessels generally accommodating between 100 to 200 passengers in comfort. While children are welcome, most activities are geared towards adults.

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River cruising is also one of the most cost efficient ways to see Europe. The most expensive parts of your trip - lodging, transportation and most meals are prepaid in US dollars, saving you from over paying for exchange rates and transaction fees. Aboard river ships, you will find elegant dining rooms, spacious sun decks, comfortable lounges, fitness facilities, and sometimes swimming pools and bikes. Cruises include meals, beer and wine with lunch and dinner, most shore excursions and evening entertainment. Some lines even include gratuities and open bars. The river cruising season lasts from March through October with fabulous Christmas cruise markets available in November and December. Consulting with someone knowledgeable of each line is ideal, as there are many options and it is important to choose the line that best suits you to get the most out of your river cruise experience. Cruises are typically one to two weeks on the ageold waterways of Europe including the Danube, Rhine, Moselle, Elbe, Seine, Rhone, Saone, Po, Douro and Volga.


Rhine/Moselle

Flowing from Switzerland to Amsterdam, Holland, the Rhine passes towns and cities in France and Germany that harbor centuries of history and culture. The Moselle flows into the Rhine from northeast France and Luxembourg. You’ll sail through spectacular scenery dotted with fairytale castles and discover some of the oldest and most historic cities along the way.

Danube

Originating in the Black Forest in Germany, the Danube flows through central Europe to the Black Sea in Romania. A Danube cruise is a lesson in history about the days when Vienna ruled an empire, and more recently, when an Iron Curtain divided Europe. With the curtain gone, you can explore cities that were all but closed to the west for more than 40 years.

Rhone/Saone

The Rhone flows from Switzerland and into Lyon, France, where it converges with the Saone. This river cruise sails through Provence and Burgundy, two of France’s top wine-making regions. You’ll cruise past acres of vineyards and have ample opportunities to taste the local grapes.

Duoro

Rising in north central Spain and flowing southwest and into northern Portugal is the Douro. If you like scenery, you’ll love cruising the Douro River, which twists and turns through steep, vine-clad slopes and rocky outcrops as it makes its way from Porto, the second-largest city in Portugal, to the Spanish border. An added attraction is port, the fortified wine that took its name from the city. The drink is a local celebrity, so there’ll be plenty of tastings en route.

Elbe

Starting in the Czech Republic, the Elbe River flows into Germany and empties into the North Sea at Cuxhaven, near Hamburg. This is a cruise for anyone who loves discovering the past. You’ll have a bit of time in Berlin and Prague at the start and end of the cruise, and even discover the birthplace of the Reformation along the way.

Seine

The Seine rises in France, flows north through Paris into Normandy and empties into the English Channel at Le Havre. This is a favorite with gardeners because it visits Monet’s garden in Giverny. It is also a top choice for Francophiles and all those who want to see the Second World War landing beaches.

Volga

Flowing through central Russia, the Volga River enables you to explore the great cities of Moscow, St. Petersburg and Golden Ring - towns with breathtaking churches and fascinating open-air museums.

Po

Rising in the Alps on Italy’s western border and emptying into the Adriatic Sea in the east, The Po is the longest river in Italy. Cruisers experience everything from quaint fishing villages to large historic cities. Most Po River cruises visit Venice, one of the world’s most romantic and interesting cities.

Danube River – Dürnstein, Austria

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Donate Toys

New and gently used toys may be donated at the Junior League Thrift Shop (please note they are for “MOMS�) or at any of our toy drive locations listed at GainesvilleJrLeague.org.

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The Village Journal is always happy to help you spread the word about your community club or event. Please submit a description, including the date, time and location on our website TheVillageJournal.com Submission does not guarantee publication. Tioga Town Center Tailgate All University of Florida Football Games, 11am - 11pm Fluid & World of Beer in Tioga Town Center

Canines and Cocktails October 24 and November 21, 6pm - 8pm Chop Stix Bistro in Thornebrook Village

Zombie Town Wednesday, October 9th – Sunday, November 3rd Hippodrome Theatre

Tioga Concert Series: Foggy Creek Band Friday, October 25th, 7pm -10pm Tioga Town Center

Tioga Town Center Movie Nights: ParaNorman Friday, October 11th, at dusk Tioga Town Center

Noche de Gala Oasis Saturday, October 26th, 7pm - 12pm Besilu Collection in Micanopy

The Great Halloween Costume and Garage Sale Saturday, October 12th, 8am - 3pm Pofahl Studios

Friends of the Library Book Sale Saturday, October 26th - Wednesday, October 30th, hours vary 430-B North Main Street

Kidney Smart Classes Mondays, October 14th, November 11th, December 9th, 5pm Saturdays, November 2nd, December 7th, 10am DaVita Gainesville Home Dialysis Just Between Friends of Gainesville
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9th Annual Florida Bat Festival Saturday, October 26th, 10am - 4pm Lubee Bat Conservancy

32nd Annual Downtown Festival & Art Show Saturday, November 16th – Sunday November 17th, 10am - 5pm Gainesville Downtown Community Plaza

Sunny’s Howl-A-Palooza Sunday, October 27th, 3pm - 6pm Sun Country Sports Center West

Lady Bug: Action Hero Saturday, November 16th, 2pm Gainesville High School Auditorium

Farm to Fork Gala Sunday, October 27th, 4:30pm - 10pm Santa Fe River Ranch

Next Generation Fall Benefit Performance Saturday, November 16th, 7pm Gainesville High School Auditorium

5th Annual Gainesville Gone Austin Thursday, November 7th, 6pm - 10pm Hitchcock Farm at Santa Fe River Ranch Swamp Chomp Friday, November 15th, 6-10pm Girls Place, 2101 NW 39th Ave

United Downtown November 22nd, 6pm - 10pm A Tuna Christmas Friday, November 29th – Sunday, December 22nd Hippodrome Theatre

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Annual Sugar Cane Boil Festival & FiddleFest Saturday, November 30th, 9am - 3pm Morningside Nature Center A Christmas Carol Saturday, November 30th – Saturday, December 21st Hippodrome Theatre Holiday Lights First Friday Friday, December 6th, 5pm - 10pm The Opera House Cane Day Saturday, December 7th, 9am - 3pm Dudley Farm Historic State Park Annual Homestead Holidays at the Historic Haile Homestead Sunday, December 8th, 12pm – 4pm Historic Haile Homestead Candlelight Visits at the Haile Homestead Friday, December 13th, 6pm – 9pm Historic Haile Homestead Mommy & Me Thursday, December 18th, 5pm Phillips Center Nutcracker Festival Friday, December 20th - Sunday December 22nd Phillips Center

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“Florida’s School Readiness Program is funded by state, federal and local funds. Approximately seventythree percent (73%) of this initiative is funded through federal dollars in the amount of $7,111,283; 24% is funded through Florida state funds in the amount of $2,339,339; and 3% is funded through local dollars in the amount of $325,421.”

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All About Women (pgs. 18, 53)

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Junior League of Gainesville (pg. 78)

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Kara Winslow Make Up Artist (pg. 45) (321) 356-3116 Kathleen C. Fox, P.A. (pg. 79) 386-462-5157

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from the

KITCHEN — of —

Dean

Cacciatore

FALL MINESTRONE SOUP In my opinion there is no better soup. My grandmother would often take the leftover vegetables from Sunday dinner and combine with fresh vegetables, beans, and pasta to make this incredibly tasty and nutritious soup. And that is the genius of this soup. It can range from flavor and textures based on what vegetables are in season. She sometimes made small meatballs and placed them in the bottom of the bowls before serving, making it a great dinner. So depending on the season, your taste, and what is available at the market, you can create your own special recipe. Given the time of year, I have shared the fall version. So go out and support your local farmers and enjoy a big bowl of minestrone!

Buon Appetito! PREPARATION

INGREDIENTS

Warm the oil in a large soup pot on medium heat. Add the onions and garlic, and sauté for 5 minutes. Add the squash, celery, carrots, potatoes, oregano, salt, pepper, and water and cook for 10 minutes or until the potatoes are almost done. Add the broccoli rabe and beans and simmer for another 5 to 7 minutes, until the rabe is tender and the beans are hot.

• 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil • 1 cup chopped onions • 2 garlic cloves, minced or pressed • 2 1/2 cups peeled and cubed winter squash • 2 celery stalks, diced • 1/2 cup peeled and diced carrots • 2 1/2 cups cubed sweet potatoes • 1 fresh chopped oregano • 2 teaspoons kosher salt • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper • 6 cups chicken broth or water, (vegetarian) • 4 cups fresh chopped broccoli rabe • 1 1/2 cups cooked or canned cannellini beans (15-ounce can, drained) * We recommend a firm, rich winter squash, such as acorn, delicata, or buttercup.

Serves about 6 large portions for a full meal or 8 appetizer portions.

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