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The Ultimate Community Lifestyle Magazine

Vol. 8 No. 2

Spotlight on Neighbors:

Distinctively Derby Styles

Community Impact with a Kick: Alachua County Emerging Leaders Annual Charity Fundraiser

The Business of the Brain

Ryan and Rose Gleichowski

Track It! Apps

Making Home the New Successful Workplace Destination: Charleston, SC


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contents The Village Journal

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Vol. 8 Issue 2 | Spring 2012

community 18 Spotlight on Neighbors: Ryan and Rose Gleichowski

22 Project HEAL: Connecting Two Countries Through Health

26 Community Impact with a Kick: Alachua County Emerging Leaders’ Annual Charity Fundraiser

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lifestyle 34

The History of the Holiday: Celebrating Mother’s and Father’s Day

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Track It! Apps

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Distinctively Derby Styles

health & fitness 47

The Business of the Brain

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contents The Village Journal

home 52

Tricks of the Trade: Creating Professional Floral Arrangements at Home

money 58 Making Home the New

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Successful Workplace

food 64 Super Simple: Dressings

travel

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66 Destination:

Charleston, SC

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in every issue 10 Editorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Note 12 Contributors 14 The Haile Village Center Directory 16 Publix Market Square Directory 54 Market Watch 56 Real Estate Map 71 Calendar of Events 76 Snapshots 81 Register of Advertisers 82 From the Kitchen of Dean Cacciatore

on the cover

Melissa Maisenbacher photographed at Haile Equestrian Center by Rya Boyce of RYAPHOTOS wearing a Lilly Pulitzer dress from Colorful Gator.

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When you visit Tioga Town Center, you’ll find spectacular service, professional products, dazzling designs

...and Maribeth. Sure, the picturesque storefronts, coffee shop, boutiques, restaurants, world-class fitness center and bakery make Tioga Town Center a prime shopping destination. But it’s more than that here— It’s the people who make Tioga Town Center an experience like no other in Gainesville. It’s people like Maribeth Nordman and her stylists at Salon 119 and gift boutique who are committed to delivering fashion-forward looks and making Tioga Town Center your favorite place to visit. So come on out! Take a stroll around and talk to the people who will make Tioga Town Center your favorite destination in town.

SW 128th Street & W. Newberry Rd. Tioga, Florida 32669

352.331.4000 www.TiogaTownCenter.com


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editor’s note Perhaps it’s the distinctive change in weather, or the maybe just a change in wardrobe, but I always get excited when this time of year rolls around. Spring in Gainesville is fantastic—warm during the day, a mild breeze in the evenings, and just the right amount of sun in between. For many of us, it’s the start of trips to the beach and weekends spent poolside enjoying time with friends. To help roll out the spring season, we have several pieces that I hope inspire your inner “springness,” including making gorgeous flower arrangements just like the pros at our local florists (p.52), fresh and easy dressings to accompany any of the delicious salads of the season (p.64), and of course, what is spring without a fresh look? See our Kentucky Derby inspired spring looks that offer an

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instant transformation from winter to spring (p.40).

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When you visit Tioga Town Center, you’ll get tailored golf and tennis gear, top of the line equipment

…and Bill & Lynne. Sure, the picturesque storefronts, coffee shop, boutiques, restaurants, world-class fitness center and bakery make Tioga Town Center a prime shopping destination. But it’s more than that here – It’s the people who make Tioga Town Center an experience like no other in Gainesville. It’s people like Bill and Lynne Saunders and their staff at Golf & Tennis, Etc., dedicated to improving your game with personalized tennis and golf gear, who will make Tioga Town Center your favorite place to visit. So come on out! Take a stroll around and talk to the people who will make Tioga Town Center your favorite destination in town.

SW 128th Street & W. Newberry Rd. Tioga, Florida 32669

352.331.4000 www.TiogaTownCenter.com

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contributors Christen Crevasse has been the integral leader at Crevasse’s Regency Florist for the past 15 years. This third generation business has been family owned and operated in the Gainesville area for over 60 years and is now run by Christen and her husband, Beau Crevasse. While earning her B.S. from the University of Florida in Recreation, Parks, Tourism and Hospitality Management, Christen truly found a passion for the trade of floral design and event planning. Christen offers her time in the community with several organizations and local charities including serving as a sustainer with the Junior League of Gainesville. She and her husband enjoy spending time with their two sons, Hunter (3) and Colt (1) at the beach, Walt Disney World and fishing on their airboat in Cedar Key.

Publisher: Ryan Frankel

Thomas C. Foster, Ph.D. is a Professor in the Department of Neuroscience at the University of Florida and the Evelyn F. McKnight Chair for Research on Cognitive Aging and Memory. He received his Ph.D. in 1987 in Physiology and Pharmacology from Bowman Gray School of Medicine. His research program utilizes a combination of behavioral, biochemical, molecular, and electrophysiological techniques to obtain an integrated perspective on brain aging, from the molecular to the cognitive level.

Public Relations: Linda Michalisin

Andrea Love-Leonor owns and operates the little shop, a unique children’s boutique that carries one of a kind toys, baby gifts and stylish clothing and features a play-studio for kids. Andrea’s zest for life and for what she and her husband and business partner, Thiago, have brought to the community can be summed up by their shop’s motto, ‘be active, be stylish, be happy.’ Before moving to Gainesville, Andrea spent 10 years living in New York City and made her professional mark at such notable companies as Jones Apparel Group, Polo Ralph Lauren and Tommy Hilfiger.

Lucia Notterpek, Ph.D. received a B.A. in Anatomy-Physiology from the University of California at Berkeley. She obtained her Ph.D. in Neuroscience at the University of California at Los Angeles. Her postdoctoral training was under the guidance of Dr. Eric Shooter at Stanford University. Currently, Dr. Notterpek is Professor and Chair in the Department of Neuroscience at the McKnight Brain Institute of the University of Florida.

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Editor: Channing Casey Account Executive: Susan Cupp Account Coordinator: Nicole Batoon Art Director: Kevin James Graphic Design: Anibal Rodriguez

Contributing Writers: Angela Gonzalez Dante Lima Kylie McKlveen C. Nooriel Nolan Kendal Norris Photography: Dawn McKinstry Photography Laurel Housden Photography Maria Vallejo Photography Rya of RYAPHOTOS Shandon of Lifeprints Photography Tyler Jones of Exile Photography For advertising or licensing information call (352) 331-5558 or visit TheVillageJournal.com

105 SW 128th Street, Suite 200 Gainesville, FL 32669 TheVillageJournal.com The Village Journal is published quarterly in Gainesville, Florida. Copyright 2012, all rights reserved by Frankel Media Group. No portion of this magazine may be reproduced without written consent of the publisher. The publisher reserves the right to refuse advertising. Frankel Media Group is an independent entity, and neither it, its agents, employees, nor its publication The Village Journal, have any associations with The Haile Village Center, Haile Plantation, its developers, employees or tenants. Printed in the USA. ©2012 Frankel Media Group.


When you visit Tioga Town Center, you’ll get trendy European accessories, beautiful jewelry, style advice

…and Chantal. Sure, the picturesque storefronts, coffee shop, boutiques, restaurants, world-class fitness center and bakery make Tioga Town Center a prime shopping destination. But it’s more than that here – It’s the people who make Tioga Town Center an experience like no other in Gainesville. It’s people like Chantal Famin at XO Bijoux, knowing exactly what styles and trends you’re looking for, who will make Tioga Town Center your favorite place to visit. So come on out! Take a stroll around and talk to the people who will make Tioga Town Center your favorite destination in town.

SW 128th Street & W. Newberry Rd. Tioga, Florida 32669

352.331.4000 www.TiogaTownCenter.com

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architecture Jennifer Langford, AIA, CNU, PA . . . . . . . . . . 371-7187

communtiy Gainesville Community Foundation . . . . . . 367-0060

dance Cameron Dance Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 335-7785

dining Cacciatore Pizza . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Haile Village Bistro & Queens Arms Pub . . . Limerock Road . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sisters Restaurant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . South Garden . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Patticakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Goody Basket . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

692-0701 378-0721 240-6228 379-0281 378-8776 376-1332 376-2600

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

event services Adore Wedding & Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 338-7577 Cacciatore Catering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 692-0701 14 | TheVillageJournal.com

Haile Plantation Golf & Country Club . . . . 335-0055 Olive You Eat Well . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 379-0281 Plantation Hall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 371-1600

financial Adams LaRocca Employee Benefit Consultants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 378-7531 American Optimal Advisors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 505-5632 Entrust Freedom IRA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 378-7833 SunTrust Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 375-6868 Tillman Hartley, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 335-9015

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

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

haile community Plantation Hall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 371-1600 River Cross Church . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 378-9793 Haile Plantation Golf & Country Club . . . . 335-0055


health & beauty Escape Day Spa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 335-5025 Haile Barber Shop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 374-2005 Haile Village Body Work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 372-6550 Hang Ten Nail Design . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 331-5545 Ideal Weight Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 327-4120 Salon PhD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 338-1011 Serendipity Spa & Salon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 378-9088 Skin Therapy by Connie (Pg 71) . . . . . . . . . 226-0793 Vintage Glamour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 378-8811

home improvements The Sustainable Design Group . . . . . . . . . . . 339-3899

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

legal C. David Coffey, P.A. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 335-8442 Fisher, Butts, Sechrest & Warner, P.A. . . . . . 373-5922 Law Offices of Steven Kalishman . . . . . . . . . 376-8600 Mark J. Fraser, Attorney at Law . . . . . . . . . . . 367-0444 Steve Warm, Attorney at Law . . . . . . . . . . . . 373-8279 Niesen, Price, Worthy, Campo, Frasier & Blakey, P.A. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ………… 373-9031 White & Crouch, P.A. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 372-1011

medical Aguirre & Sappington Orthodontics . . . . . . 378-2545 Benet Clinical Assessment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 375-2545 Fundamental Therapy Solution . . . . . . . . . . 505-6363 Galvan Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 327-3561 Haile Endodontics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 374-2999 Haile Medical Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 367-9602 Haile Plantation Family Dental . . . . . . . . . . 375-6116 Haile Plantation Family Medicine (UF) . . . 265-0944 Haile Village Bodywork . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 372-6550 Burnell Acupuncture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 367-0900 Kids Only Dental . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 335-7777 Lori Libert Physical Therapy . . . . . . . . . . . . . 222-1583 Optima Neurological Services . . . . . . . . . . . . 375-5553

Linda Goodwin, PhD, LMHC, Counselor . . . 373-0030 Redman Neuromuscular Therapy Center . . 505-0888 Speech & Language Center at Haile Plantation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 284-3323 The Haile Psychiatry & Psychotherapy Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 337-0551

pet care Haile’s Angels Pet Rescue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Haile Plantation Animal Clinic . . . . . . . . . . Shampoodles by Jan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sweet Paws Bakery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

395-6131 377-6003 336-7236 264-8995

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

real estate Bosshardt Realty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 478-4255 Coldwell Banker, M.M. Parrish Realtors . . . 335-4999 Haile Plantation Sales & Information Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 335-4999 The Village at Haile Condominiums . . . . . . 376-6737 Thomas Group Realty (Pg. 83) . . . . . . . . . . 226-8228

title & insurance Adams LaRocca Employee Benefit Consultants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 378-7531 New York Life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 379-8171 Weston Arnold Insurance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 333-9440

shopping Go Gator Green . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Marianne Coveney European Essentials . . . The Perfect Gift . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Goody Basket . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

317-4084 335-4290 375-8000 376-2600

technology e-Tech Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 332-3200 Haile Technology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 335-3505

travel My Resort Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 376-0094

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Great Clips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 331-1005 Venus Nail Spa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 331-3878

dining Bamboos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 331-1522 I Love NY Pizza . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 333-6185 Kayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Coffee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 331-0664 O!O Tapas & Tinis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 331-6620 Subway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 332-1707

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

eyewear Alligator Island Optical . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 332-9028

financial Florida Credit Union . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 377-4141 Wells Fargo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 331-8239

grocery Publix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 331-1037

insurance Bo Greene Insurance Agency . . . . . . . . . . . . . 333-1123 Brightway Insurance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 240-7500 16 | TheVillageJournal.com

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medical Alligator Island Optical . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 332-9028 Archer Dental . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 331-4731 Haile Market Therapy & Behavioral Medicine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 331-0020 Kinetix Physical Therapy (Pg 39) . . . . . . . . . 505-6665 The Acupuncture Center of North Florida . . . 331-0020

pharmacy Publix Pharmacy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 331-1086

shopping Haile Jewelry & Loans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 333-1905 Talking Walls 2 Art & Framing . . . . . . . . . . . 333-7225

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

real estate Allison Ables Real Estate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 371-1828 Cornell & Associates, Your Real Estate Partner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 505-0555 Tommy Williams Homes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 331-8180 Viking Construction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 333 - 9333


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Ryan and Rose Gleichowski by Kendal Norris | Laurel Housden Photography

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he Gleichowski’s not only own two successful businesses, but more importantly, they manage a happy home. Their healthy and athletically inclined match reveals how they seamlessly balance work and daily family life. Ryan and Rose Gleichowski each own a small business in the Haile Plantation Village Center. While Ryan focuses on sports management, Rose weighs in with weight management and developing a healthy, fit lifestyle for her clients. The couple believes in the benefits of teamwork and the entrepreneurial spirit – possibly the special formula in their relationship. Alongside these thriving companies, together they began their most important endeavor – their family. Ryan and Rose have two lovely daughters, Brooke, age six and Carsyn, age four. Beginning their relationship on the University of Florida’s campus Ryan recalls, “We were in a class together and would see each other out and about. Over time we became good friends, realizing we had in common a lot of the same values, as well as a mutual interest in sports. Five years later we were married.”

Ryan, the third of four sons, grew up in Clearwater. He came to Gainesville to attend UF and play baseball for the Gators. Upon graduating from the University of Florida in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Sports Management, Ryan started Sports One Athlete Management, Inc. along with partner, Marc Pollack. Sports One is a full-service agency that specializes in representing professional baseball players with offices in Gainesville and Austin, Texas. The company has grown to currently represent over 35 clients, including former Gators and Ryan’s college teammates, David Eckstein, 2006 World Series MVP with the St. Louis Cardinals, and David Ross, current backup catcher with the Atlanta Braves. One of the aspects of his work that Ryan enjoys most is being involved in the game of baseball and being an advocate for players. Ryan said, “I feel blessed to have the opportunity to represent my clients and help them achieve their goals on and off the field. It’s all very rewarding.” Rose, a Tallahassee native, developed her physical talents early on as a gymnast and runner in high school and continued to enhance her interest in health and well-being at the

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University of Florida. There, she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science with a minor in Business in 1999. Upon graduating from UF, Rose began substitute teaching and eventually landed a job as a middle and high school math teacher. She said, “I didn’t intend to become a teacher initially, but discovered I loved teaching and ended up in that field for 10 years.” Her most recent position was at P.K. Yonge where she was also involved in coaching the cheerleading team. For Rose, 2010 was a turning point when she became a certified health coach and began her own business, Ideal Weight Management, located in the Haile Village Center. As she put it, “My desire was to help people get healthier. With my background in nutrition, passion for teaching, and entrepreneur attitude, it was the perfect fit. I now have three other health coaches on my team and we consult with individuals about their daily food planning to help them reach their healthy body fat percentage. And not only do we concentrate on developing an

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appropriate plan for our clients, but also their family. We call it the ‘spider web’ effect where healthy lifestyle decisions can dramatically affect others in close proximity – for the better.” Rose added, “We help clients prepare for the week and provide tools to help them get through special events and holidays without going off track. Because the focus is on changing habits, we will take clients to the grocery store and help them learn to shop differently. Clients have to give a little blood, sweat and tears to make these sacrifices, but it’s always worth it in the end.” Some of the additional benefits Rose has seen in her work have been impressive drops in the number of medications people were habitually taking, along with improved blood pressure and blood sugar levels, and weight loss. She commented, “On top of our consultation and maintenance program, we offer free clinics when available, such as healthy cooking classes and personal trainer workshops. It’s all about making life-long changes, not being on a temporary diet.” Rose happily reported that a few of her


250 clients have lost as much as 100 pounds and that dozens of diabetics have become medication free since enrolling in and following Ideal Weight Management’s program. Rose is also devoted to making a difference in the lives of educators and students. She has worked extensively with wellness programs in local schools, particularly at Chiefland Elementary. She noted, “When we work with teachers and the kids, we also involve the parents who pack lunches every morning. We try to provide them with healthy choice ideas that will make a difference in how their children feel and perform academically.” One of the great things about working for themselves in their own businesses is that Ryan and Rose have the flexibility of managing their own schedules and can spend more time with their children. As Rose said, “We can be at all of our kids’ events just by adjusting our

appointments. And our offices are so close together, that we can simply walk across the street and have lunch together.” While managing these prosperous businesses, Ryan and Rose always make time to evenly juggle family and fun. Following in their parents’ footsteps, both girls are very active and partake in gymnastics, soccer and dance. They like to take advantage of all the biking and running trails around Haile Plantation as well. Rose loves to cook healthy meals for her family and grill out when entertaining friends. Rose added, “With two little girls, there are lots of trips to Disney World, and we love to spend time together at the beach.” The Gleichowski’s are also active members of Grace at Fort Clark Church where Rose donates her time and expertise to the Wellness Ministry. Mixed altogether, these elements of their conjoined lives create a fulfilling, active and happy family recipe.

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Project

HEAL:

Connecting 2 Countries Through Health ded by Project HEAL

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he Haile community farmers market is known for showcasing local farmers and artisans, and bringing people together. In the “melting pot” community of Gainesville, Florida, these types of local events often include people and items from all over the world. This season’s farmers market was no exception, thanks to UF medical students of Project HEAL, who brought a bit of South American culture to Haile Plantation.

There is often something appealing about “other worldly” items; they intrigue us, drawing the human eye with unfamiliar charm. Project HEAL (acronym for Health, Education and Learning) 2012 trip leaders, Kim Lee and Heather Applewhite, rely on fundraising efforts such as

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this to financially support their medical outreach program. Each year, the Project HEAL students bring back handmade, local items to sell in support of the subsequent year’s trip. This year, those vibrant, handmade, Ecuadorian wares— earrings, scarves, mugs, coin purses and more— caught the eye of many Haile market-goers. The exchange was beneficial to both; purchasers received an authentic piece of Ecuador, and sellers gained financial support for their very worthy cause.

Dawn McKinstry Photography

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Project HEAL is an interdisciplinary team of medical providers dedicated to bringing sustainable healthcare to the indigenous peoples of Ecuador. Since the project/ non-profit was established in 1996, a team of five volunteer physicians and 20 students (mostly medical, but some, dental, pharmacy and nursing) have traveled yearly to underserved populations desperate for basic medical care. Their mission is three-fold, “to provide care to rural and indigenous Ecuadorian villages, to identify public health concerns and to educate the people in preventative practices.” Health conditions vary around the area, some being more impoverished than others, with most rural populations lacking access to basic medical care. According to Lee and Applewhite, typical care provided by the Project HEAL team includes treatment of parasites, malnutrition, anemia, diabetes, and providing multivitamins, antifungals, gynecological exams, prenatal vitamins, dental care and basic hygienic knowledge that we, in the U.S., take for granted. While this immediate clinical care is indispensable, it is sustainable healthcare that the team really aims to provide. This comes in the form of public health education, teaching their patients how to sustain a healthier lifestyle once the Project HEAL group is gone. The team applies several educational approaches to preventative care. The first is simply taking time to explain hygiene, sanitation and nutrition to patients, topics like washing hands, brushing teeth, taking vitamins, etc. But the second is more imaginative, engaging and memorable -community theater. Prior to leaving the US, the HEAL team creates and practices skits, and even raps, about specific healthcare concerns. Skits are then performed entirely in Spanish (which is vital for communication) to the captive audience waiting in line for clinical treatment. Learning the

language is a challenge the students embrace whole-heartedly. “My Spanish isn’t that good, but we heard that patients had fun trying to listen to me rap in Spanish,” laughs Applewhite, as she recalls her experience from the 2011 trip. She smiles as she explains that this type of educational approach is what drew her to the project in the first place. “It’s what makes Project HEAL special; it’s a way to make a difference in people’s lives, medical skills or not,” she says. Her co-leader, Lee, agrees that it is a great way to break down barriers and connect with local citizens. “We can get caught up in clinical care,“ Lee explains, implying that it’s nice to be able to step away from clinic and connect on a different level. “It is a good time to engage patients and it adds a human element that facilitates connectivity with the community they serve.” Community theater is certainly the more light-hearted side of the trip. The reality is that medical conditions students are exposed to can be gruesome. Applewhite recalls a teenage girl who’s STD was so far progressed that Applewhite

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was amazed the poor girl could sit at all. However, Lee and Applewhite consider being exposed to things they would never see in the states and learning how to treat in a challenging environment to be a valuable experience. “Learning to think on your feet and ‘outside the box’, you just don’t get that experience here,” says Lee. They are also learning how to function as a professional healthcare unit. It is a lesson in communication and team building. “Everyone has something to bring to the team,” Applewhite says. Though the majority of planning lies with Lee and Applewhite, they are quick to mention all the support they have, including the main attending physician, and mentor, Dr. David Wood, professor of Pediatrics at UF College of Medicine, Jacksonville; the “in country” faculty partner, Dr. Jeannette Heredia of the University of San Francisco Quito, who helps determine where the group’s resources are needed most; and three previous Project HEAL trip leaders, Alejandra Fuentes, Wilmer Moreno, Sam Davis who have given advice to the new leaders. Project HEAL truly is a collaborative effort. “We are so lucky to have them,” Applewhite gushes. Applewhite and Lee couldn’t be more excited about their upcoming trip in April. As new leaders, they have had the opportunity to

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shape the agenda and health message of this year’s trip. They’ve been planning every detail for the past year—fundraising, inviting faculty, ordering medical supplies and maintaining a dialogue with their “in country” faculty partner. In addition to the farmer’s market fundraiser, Project HEAL raised funds by giving away HEAL Beads (orange and blue colored necklaces) in exchange for a donation on Gator game days, and hosting a 5k for Healing this past January at the University of Florida campus. Though their fundraising efforts were not as successful as previous Project HEAL efforts (attributed to the economic downturn), they are confident this trip will be another rewarding one. It will be a culmination of their extensive planning, which is an accomplishment in itself. Yet, it is the work they do in Ecuador that brings the most satisfaction. “Going on the trip reaffirms why you want to be a doctor, and puts all that [medical] education into service,” says Lee. Ultimately, it’s a valuable learning experience for the medical students, traveling with capable physicians dedicated to bringing medical care to remote areas. That passion inspires the students. “They are the type of people we want to be when we grow up,” Lee says, smiling. Lee and Applewhite are equally passionate about Project HEAL, smiling broadly with each new description of the process. It is indicative of the type of program HEAL is-- compassionate individuals wanting to make a difference by bringing sustainable healthcare to those in need.

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Before leaving Ecuador, each HEAL group purchases indigenous, artistic items to bring back to the states, further helping the communities they visit and providing a means of revenue for the following trip. These items will once again appear in Gainesville, perhaps beginning the next HEAL journey at the farmer’s market, connecting two societies through health, education and learning. To learn more, read testimonials from other student volunteers or to donate, visit www.projectheal.sites.medinfo.ufl.edu.

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Community Impact With a Kick:

Alachua County

Emerging Leaders’ Annual Charity Fundraiser by Dante Lima | Tyler Jones of Exile Photography

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ainesville is a town that carries a charitable spirit. Nearly every weekend, you can find a group of people raising money to help multitudes of causes from human trafficking to diabetes research. Naturally, you’ll also see every type of fundraiser from bake sales and 5ks, to silent auctions and benefit concerts. Alachua County Emerging Leaders (ACEL), a group of service-oriented young professionals, may be on to the next fundraiser craze: kickball.

Most know kickball from their grade school days where the game was used as friendly competition, where no one wanted to be picked last, and where a big kick could vault you to classroom glory. With most of the contestants in this year’s ACEL Champions For Charity Kickball Tournament decades past those elementary school days, the stakes aren’t all that different. The tournament facilitates a competitive environment that ultimately benefits the charities. “Some teams take it pretty seriously, even practicing two months in advance,” Bryan Williams, the 2011 and 2012 chairman of tournament, said. “It gets pretty competitive out there because every team is playing to win for their chosen charity.” The rules are simple: Pick a charity to play for, show up with 15 players and play hard. Over 20 teams competed in this year’s event at

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Diamond Sports Park with eight of those teams taking home prize money for their respective charities. Most of the benefitting charities involve children, which should give a good indication of the priorities of the Gainesville community. “The beauty of this kickball tournament,” Williams said, “is that multiple organizations receive money to help further their cause, whereas most benefit events only help fund one charity. ACEL is proud to help ‘spread the wealth’ so to speak.” The University of Florida Office of Student Affairs took home first place in the tournament and awarded the grand prize of $5,000 to Project Makeover, a non-profit organization run by UF students. Project Makeover dedicates their services to “make over” an elementary school in Alachua County each year. Typically, the money goes to build playgrounds, beautify landscaping and more cosmetic endeavors, but this year, UF senior, Megan Iseman, the Project Makeover team and Hawthorne Elementary School got a special opportunity. Project Makeover took a vacant classroom previously used to store science textbooks and materials and transformed it into a science lab. The group purchased graduated cylinders, beakers, microscopes, lab tables and benches, models of the human body and everything they could get their hands on to make it a fun and interactive science room. “This school historically scored low on the FCAT in science, and since I’m a health-science major, I wanted some way to get these students interested in the subject,” Iseman said. “We essentially took what was a closet and made it into a hands-on room where the kids can learn. We hope that it sparks their interest.”

The Sebastian Ferrero Foundation, whose mission is to bring a full-service children’s hospital to Gainesville while promoting excellence in patient safety, has been involved with the ACEL Champions for Charity Kickball Tournament for the past three years. Frankel Media Group has played on behalf of the foundation each year, earning it a total of $6,250. Lesley Cox, the Administrative Director of Sebastian Ferrero Foundation, said she believes in the ideals behind ACEL and the event.

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“Where many traditional charity events support one organization, the kickball tournament is a fun, high-energy athletic event that is great for the whole family to come out and support multiple non-profits.” Margot Wilder, Development Coordinator at the Child Advocacy Center (CAC), was delighted to receive $500 thanks to ACEL’s own kickball team. Wilder explained, “The money immediately goes towards funding and staffing for the CAC’s victim services. Many, if not all, of the children the CAC handles come from abusive environments.” The CAC helps by congregating the interview process into a child-friendly, safe environment. “By having multiple-disciplinary groups in the same room, it prevents the child from having to relive the same traumatic experience through several interviews with multiple agencies,” Wilder said. “The money will help provide additional family counseling and therapy services.” On occasion, Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Gainesville works with the Child Advocacy Center to provide mentors to abused children. Jon Bonacci, CEO of Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Gainesville was proud to receive $2,500 thanks to a successful second place finish by Nationwide Insurance. With most nonprofit organizations, manpower is a precious commodity, so Bonacci plans to use the aforementioned funds to interview and screen more mentors. “There’s a long list of children in this community that will greatly benefit from this 28 | TheVillageJournal.com

money,” Bonacci said. “The more mentors we can seek, the more kids we can get off the waiting list and into the program.” “Seeing how all the charities benefit after the last kickball has rolled across the field is as exciting as the games themselves,” Williams said. “Many teams play for smaller charities, so even though a $500 donation may not seem like much, it makes a real difference for them. These dollars really do make a positive impact for children and families in our community, and that’s a reward in itself.” Kickball is a part of everyone’s past, and that is a big reason why the format of the tournament garners such a positive response, but ACEL has guaranteed that kickball will be a part of Alachua County’s future, as the tournament and the community grow together. “As long as ACEL has this tournament, Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Gainesville will be a part of it,” Bonacci said. “It’s a great event.”


VILLAGE JOURNAL

Industry Insider

What’s the 411 on Local Real Estate? Matt Thomas |

Thomas Group Realty

Things are looking up! Up in value that is. Taking a look at the 2012 housing market thus far, we can see major strides in positive real estate trends. For the state of Florida, there were three very encouraging shifts for our troubled housing market for 2012. Here’s the 411. First, pending sales are up 37.5 percent year over year and we have seen a drop in overall inventory. Just one year ago, Florida had one year’s worth of inventory on the market. As of January, there was a little over six months, worth of inventory– already half a year’s worth of inventory purchased in one month. Second, directly connected to this robust increase, consumer confidence is also showing promising signs. Both investors and end-users have come back to the market place. Lastly, national consumer confidence was up to 70.8 for February 2012. The 9 point jump from last month’s 61.1 was due to encouraging trends in employment and continued declining jobless claims. From a local perspective, home prices in Gainesville are still down from a year ago, but the trend is improving. While new construction is the customary catalyst for real estate success, foreclosures and short sales have continued to have a strong impact on inventories, particularly at the local level. Rising inventories of foreclosures and short sales are placing downward pressure on the average home prices. However, these distressed

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properties are being bought up in the market. Often, foreclosures are sold with multiple offers and the short sales receive offers to submit to their lenders within a matter of days. In addition to sales and consumer confidence, the financial institutes also seem to give a good indication that 2012 will be a better year for the real estate market. While it’s still a tedious task to obtain a loan, banks seem to be loosening their credit standards and Capital Economics reported. First being the average credit score to attain a mortgage loan is 700. While this is higher than scores required prior to the crisis, it is constant with requirements one year ago, revealing stabilization. Second, banks are now lending amounts up to 3.5 times borrower earnings. This is up from a low during the crisis of 3.2 times borrower earnings. Finally, Banks are loosening loan-to-value ratios (LTV), which Capital Economics denotes as “the clearest sign yet of an improvement in mortgage credit conditions.” In 2010, the LTV reached 74 percent and banks are now lending at 82 percent LTV. There is a favorable feeling in the housing market place today, locally and nationally. We are beginning to see much needed signs of a recovery to the housing crisis this economic downfall has caused. Buyers need to feel comfortable with their decision to buy, and with these strides in the right direction, the market looks very promising.


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VILLAGE JOURNAL

Industry Insider

Raising Healthy Adults Kinshasa Garrett |

Sun Country Sports Center

Hide ‘n go seek and kickball have been pushed aside for video games. Bike riding and roller-skating for extended cable. Tree climbing and tether ball for social networking. Gone are the days when kids hated to see the streetlights turn on, because whatever game or activity being played had to come to an end. The challenge has become how to inspire today’s children– who have countless activity options– to do a couple of simple things that will pay off not just now, but later in life as an adult. This would be to get moving and eat healthy! While kids’ activity choices have certainly changed, some things seem to have remained exactly the same. Kermit the Frog sang about the challenges of “being green,” and while kids all over the world adore him, the same can’t be said about other greens, like spinach, broccoli, zucchini or anything else that is remotely healthy. Hot dogs, pizza and French fries are still kids’ top picks when it comes to food choices. According to The Center for Disease Control, those who are obese as children and adolescents are likely to be obese as adults, and are therefore, more at risk for adult health problems such as heart disease, Type 2

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Diabetes, stroke, several types of cancer and osteoarthritis. As we all know, healthy lifestyle habits, including healthy eating and physical activity, can lower the risk of becoming obese and developing related diseases. Although schools play a role in providing opportunities for students to learn about and practice healthy eating and physical activity behaviors, the real difference begins at home. Below are some tips to help inspire and engage kids to work towards becoming healthier: • Give children toys that encourage physical activity like balls, kites and jump ropes. • Rename unpopular foods (e.g. “Night Vision Carrots”) • Make a new house rule: No sitting still during television commercials. • Involve your child in the kitchen while preparing meals. • Encourage children to join a sports team or try a new physical activity. • Combine familiar foods with unpopular foods (e.g. Cauliflower mashed in potatoes) • Limit TV time and keep the TV out of a child’s bedroom. • For small children, prepare foods into colorful shapes Gainesville offers a variety of options for healthy lifestyles, from bike riding and organic produce, to nature trails and organized sports. Begin making healthy lifestyle choices for your family today that will carry a lasting impact on your children well into their adulthood.


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The History of the Holiday:

Celebrating

Mother’s and

Father’s Day

by Kendal Norris

Motherhood and fatherhood can reflect the entire spectrum of human experience and emotions: moments of elation, sleepless nights, joyful pride and abiding worry. The hopes and dreams of a man and a woman come together in their child, forming a bond never adequately described because it has no boundaries and no end point. Often a thankless task, parenthood goes largely uncelebrated – except on two days of the calendar year, one in May and one in June. The history of Mother’s Day can be traced back to ancient times when Egyptian, Greek and Roman mother goddesses were elevated in the public eye and worshipped for their fertility and abundance – their life-giving qualities. More recently, the day came to be formalized through an association with our nation’s greatest internal tragedy, the Civil War. In 1870 Julia Ward Howe (best known for her composition of The Battle Hymn of the Republic) called for an international Mother’s Day celebrating motherhood and peace. Horrified by the carnage of four years of devastation, Mrs. Howe wrote, “Our sons shall not be taken from us to unlearn all that we have been able to teach them of charity, mercy and patience.” Although unsuccessful in her bid for a national day of recognition, the seed had nevertheless been sown for others to reap. In the latter half of the 19th century, social activist, pacifist and humanitarian, Ann Maria

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Reeves Jarvis left behind a legacy of intelligent, active concern for others, especially wounded Civil War veterans and their families. She also organized Mother’s Day Work Clubs to improve sanitation and health conditions for the underprivileged and to help lower infant mortality. In 1905, Ann Maria Reeves Jarvis died on the second Sunday in May.

father. The next year, on the other side of America in Spokane, Washington, Sonora Dodd was inspired by a Mother’s Day sermon and Anna Jarvis’s efforts to wonder why fathers weren’t being honored as well. Her own had been a Civil War veteran who’d lost his wife in childbirth and raised his six children in a loving and devoted manner.

To honor her mother’s life and work, daughter Anna Marie Jarvis (a schoolteacher by trade) held a celebration in 1908 in West Virginia on the anniversary of her mother’s death. Campaigning vigorously for an official Mother’s Day, by 1909 most states were unofficially observing it, and by 1914 President Woodrow Wilson signed it into national observance, making the second Sunday in May Mother’s Day.

Sonora Dodd enlisted the support of the Spokane Ministerial Association and the local Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) in her efforts to establish a bona fide commemoration of fathers. The result was that Spokane celebrated its first Father’s Day on June 19, 1910. And although the growing popularity of this day was reflected in the presidential sentiments of Woodrow Wilson and Calvin Coolidge, it would take another four decades before President Lyndon Johnson signed a presidential proclamation declaring the third Sunday of June as Father’s Day in 1966. A decade earlier, Senator Margaret Chase Smith had chided the country for its failure to recognize and commemorate fathers as the nation had done on behalf of mothers. Finally in 1972, President Richard Nixon’s established a permanent national observance of Father’s Day on the third Sunday of June.

By contrast, Father’s Day was a late-comer, not gaining its national recognition status until 1972. Tragedy also figured prominently in its origins. On July 5, 1908, Mrs. Grace Golden Clayton of Fairmont, West Virginia organized a service in honor of over 200 miners killed in a mining accident in Monongah, West Virginia in December of 1907. She chose a Sunday nearest the birth of her recently deceased

So from humble origins and deeply-felt devotion rooted in loss, a tradition was established that allows an opportunity to show appreciation and gratitude to moms and dads all over the world. It didn’t take long for businesses to recognize and exploit the potential for profit. Increasing commercialization of Mother’s Day could be seen as early as the 1920s when the card, candy and flower industries began to capitalize intensively on the sentiment surrounding the day. Anna Jarvis, then in her sixties, was mortified and spent a great deal of the remainder of her life protesting what she felt was an unfortunate perversion of her initial intention. But whatever the boon to retail and restaurants (in 2011, Mother’s Day was a $13 billion business!), Mother’s Day and Father’s Day still represent a chance to give back to those who have given so much to us. The tradition established by Anna Jarvis of distributing white carnations to those whose mothers are still living and red to

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Celebrating

Mother’s

Father’s Day

and

those whose mothers are not, is still practiced in many places.

There are also a myriad of other ways people express their love on Mother’s and Father’s Day. One of the most popular of course is to gather the family together at a nice restaurant (since parents normally have their fill of cooking on a regular basis). Sending flowers and giving candy and gifts are also traditional methods of celebrating. Daughters and sons might treat Mom to a day at the spa or to a concert or an art exhibition. Brunch cruises have become increasingly popular on ships like the Queen Mary in California. Dad might enjoy a golf outing or a weekend away on a hunting or fishing trip. More novel ideas have developed over the years to include giving away lessons to a cake decorating class or tickets to a tea party at a museum or to a

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boxing match at the local amphitheater. Events like the Renaissance Faire produce special mom-related entertainments during the month of May. And then there’s “You Tube” tributes for a unique message that only the Internet can provide. If children want to do something a little less costly or complicated, there’s always the heartfelt, original poem or homemade card coupled with breakfast in bed – a welcome treat. Long distance phone calls are especially treasured by parents and grandparents whose offspring live far away. When all else fails, gift certificates do wonders to brighten the spirit and satisfy the craving felt by some portion of the female species to shop. But if moms and dads were asked, it might be a good bet that the gift they’d most like is time– just enjoying some quality time with their loved ones. It’s something that seems to be in scarce supply these days, but worth finding and spending on the second Sunday in May and the third Sunday in June.


Track It! Looking to track... anything? There’s an app for that. by Angela Gonzalez

With the Age of Technology sweeping the globe, one could easily say we have turned cellular devices into our very own personal assistants. With each new generation of Smartphone, we have become experts on topics that, pre Internet access, would have been impossible. From banking to fitness, we have “travel-sized” our access to the world and knowledge with these clever and innovative phone applications. Reviewing some available apps can reveal the savvy and Track It ability of these hand-held helpers.

Lose it! With this app, users will thank themselves with the summer season quickly approaching. Lose it!, a caloric and weight loss tracker, helps users stay on track of dieting and provides a way to include exercise as well. Scheduling and goals are all worked into a tailored plan for each user. Mixing the technological charm and easy to see charts, a sometimes dreaded task, becomes quick and easy with this Smartphone app.

Mint With the current economic wane we’re experiencing, the Mint App seems like a perfect fit for any spender. Displaying monthly, daily and even yearly budgets and comparisons allows a user to track where they are allocating their finances and visually see their activity. A budget can be set up and even linked to one’s checking and savings account. Also, have no fear – Mint.com addresses the stigma of online banking and safety with “bank level” security and anonymous registration.

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Roadtrip Lite As gas prices continue to rise, it sometimes feels like we are shoveling dollar bills directly into our gas tanks. With Roadtrip Lite, you can track your car’s mileage, fuel economy and maintenance expenses to help you better manage your auto budget. This app breaks down average miles per gallon and tracks current gas prices to reveal how much you are spending on the road. Leave all of the complicated graphs, charts and calculations to this nifty app for optimum saving.

RunKeeper Whether you’re training for a half marathon or just trying to get back into a running groove, the RunKeeper App is the perfect way to track your progress. The GPS tracking allows you to map as you are running to maintain the perfect route and mileage. For competitive runners, RunKeeper will document total mileage, time and average pace to keep track of progress on an easy access dashboard – all of which is also accessible on the RunKeeper website. Link RunKeeper to social media sites like Facebook or Twitter and show off your success and progress.

Cozi Drop the kids off at soccer practice, pick up dry-cleaning, buy groceries, prepare dinner plans, remember to call Aunt Jackie for her birthday – all things found on a busy parent’s schedule. Let Cozi make all of this chaos a little more organized. This easy-to-use app allows you to coordinate busy family schedules, create shopping and to-do lists and document family memories all in one location. Lose the sticky notes and desk calendars for Cozi’s smarter, more efficient way to manage the family.

FlightView Whether you’re a business or pleasure traveler, this clever app will eliminate the dismay of delayed flights. Avoid the aggravation with FlightView. This free app saves your flight itinerary and displays gate assignments, delays, cancellations and flight’s progress. Why waste time in an airport lounge or cell phone waiting lot, when you can track your flight ahead of schedule and save the hassle? With inevitable travel hiccups, don’t let a flight delay add to your stress with FlightView.

Grades 2 With this unique app, your fridge will soon be crowded with “straight A” report cards. Grades 2 allows you to keep track of grades and even help get your student get organized to prepare for that next big exam. Serving as a school planner and GPA calculator, it is great for parents with young students, high school students and college students to have on hand.

GPS Tracking Make finding your loved ones a breeze. With the GPS Tracking app, see when your relatives land at the airport, hook up with a friend or drive from point A to point B, in real time. Gone are the days where you need to call and ask, “Where are you?”

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Distinctively Derby The Kentucky Derby—rooted in history, tradition, and perhaps most notably, fashion—is a spectacle that sparks an interest in devoted race fans and fashion enthusiasts alike. With the 138th running of the Kentucky Derby upon us, we fancied these Derby-inspired spring fashions so the pageantry of “The Greatest Two Minutes in Sports” can transport you from the living room to the spectacular Churchill Downs.

photographed by Rya of RYAPHOTOS styled by Andrea Love-Leonor hair Rachel Cole of Turning Heads Salon makeup Stephanie Humphrey location Haile Equestrian Center

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Models: Travis McGriff, Herb Maisenbacher, Melissa Maisenbacher and Danielle McGriff

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Tommy Hilfiger gingham tie ($60), Haspel oxford blue seersucker slacks ($100), G.H. Bass & Company Brockton suede oxford ($75) > Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Warehouse Joseph & Feiss sport coat ($250), Egara dress shirt ($70), Pronto Uomo silk bowtie ($30) and khaki shorts ($20) > Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Warehouse Lilly Pulitzer Hotty Pink straw hat ($25) and Docksider tote in navy stripe ($128) > Colorful Gator

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Lilly Pulitzer Allura dress in navy ($248), McKim wedge in gold metallic ($178) and Docksider clutch in navy stripe ($128) > Colorful Gator Vintage Replica earrings ($120) and pavĂŠ CZ bracelets ($24 each) > Down to Earth

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Lilly Pulitzer Adelia dress in lagoon ($278), Resort Chic wedge in gold metallic ($99) > Colorful Gator Gold cuff bracelets ($24/each) and Moroccan earrings ($12) > Down to Earth


Mint Julep Good bourbon whiskey (the older, the better)

2 tbsp. Sugar Still Water 1 cup Ice Fresh Mint Fresh Nutmeg 1. Put sugar in the bottom of a glass. Add a touch of good, still water. 2. Slip a few sprigs of fresh mint into the glass 3. Crush the ice using a towel and wooden mallet 4. Pack your glass to the brim with crushed ice 5. Fill glass with bourbon and grate fresh nutmeg on the top Recipe courtesy of Sisters Restaurant in Haile Village Center.

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Don’t miss the 8th Annual ViVA!

JOIN US

At the Rembert Farm in Alachua, FL ––––– Saturday, April 14, 2012 5:30 p.m. All proceeds from ViVA! 2012 benefit unreimbursed patient care, programs and services provided by Haven Hospice.

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Thank you ViVA! 2012 Sponsors!

Serving North Florida since 1979. Licensed as a not-for-profit hospice since 1980.

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Brain

The Business of

the

By Dr. Thomas Foster and Dr. Lucia Notterpek

“All that you touch . . . All that you feel . . . All you create . . . All that is now All that is gone All that’s to come And everything under the sun is in tune, but the sun is eclipsed by the moon.” These lyrics from the rock group Pink Floyd may sum up what was once believed; that the moon controlled our mental health, creating lunatics. Now we know that what we can do and who we are depends on the level of brain area dedicated to those processes and the extent of connections between brain regions. For example, humans depend on vision more than other senses, hence a larger part of the brain dedicated to vision. Brain damage can decrease the amount of brain devoted to a specific function, resulting in definite and sometimes bizarre changes in behavior. Depending on the exact location, damage to the left side of the brain can disrupt the ability to speak (a motor function), cause us not to pay attention to the right side of our body, or result in the inability to recognize faces (a sensory function). The structure of the brain is a basis for our mind, our sense of self and, like the body, the brain changes with age, altering how we feel and what we can do.

How do we keep our brain healthy and young? The components for a healthy brain include exercise, proper nutrition, increased mental activity due to exposure to novel situations including learning new information and techniques for managing stress. Physical activity and good nutrition are beneficial for the whole body; therefore it is not surprising that they also promote brain health. Exercise or physical activity increases the activity of the cells in the brain which will stimulate blood flow to the brain, increase metabolism, and can set in motion anti-stress defenses. A number of studies show that moderate or vigorous exercise can stimulate the birth of new brain cells, increase brain volume and improve mental health. While more research is required to determine how much and what type of exercise is the most beneficial for brain health, recent reports suggest that aerobic exercise can reduce the risk for dementia and memory impairment. It will also be important to determine if beginning exercise at later stages of life, as compared to a young age, is still beneficial for brain function. We all know the phrase “you are what you eat.” Therefore, it should not come as a surprise that our diet has a strong influence on brain function and health. In general, what is good for the heart is good for the brain. The choice of foods will influence both harmful and protective processes in our brain. Harmful or damaging mechanisms include oxidative stress

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and inflammation which can impair particular brain regions and/or cells of the brain. Avoiding toxins and allergens in our diet and environment are ways to minimize these harmful effects. Equally important is to consume foods that support the maintenance of a healthy brain, such as fruits, vegetables, nuts that are high in antioxidants, or omega-three fatty acids and spices that have protective properties. Diets that decrease cholesterol and sugar in the blood, as well as reduce inflammation, are recommended. Indeed, limiting the overall caloric intake can also benefit brain health. One mechanism by which a reduction in caloric intake, or fasting, improves brain health is by stimulating the internal protective mechanisms of our body. With regards to nutrition, a balanced diet with an appropriate caloric intake that matches the requirements of the individual will also support brain health. One unique aspect of our brain compared to other parts of the body is that the building blocks or cells of the nervous system communicate with one another by electrical activity. This electrical activity, which underlines the functionality of the brain, is greatly influenced by mental activity. This is similar to physical exercise, in that you do not need to exercise all of your faculties, just the ones that you want to maintain. People that practice crossword puzzles will maintain the ability to do crossword puzzles. Those individuals that have challenging and/or novel experiences will maintain flexible cognitive function. New learning can increase the connections in the brain. The increased connectivity provides flexibility, such that brain functions can be maintained in the face of gradual deterioration associated with aging or disease, a concept known as brain reserve. While we do much of our learning, such as walking, talking, learning

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to play a musical instrument, early in life, recent studies show that starting a new hobby later in life can be beneficial for brain health. Finally, it is important to relax and recharge in order to manage psychological stress of living in


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the a fast-paced life. Chronic psychological stress affects every system in the body including the brain, resulting in insomnia, anxiety, depression and trouble concentrating. The steady release of stress-related

hormones, such as cortisol, can damage brain regions involved in memory. Including time for relaxation can reduce the effects of stress. Relaxation techniques include working in the garden, playing with a pet, yoga or meditation, listening to music, a walk outdoors in nature or a warm bath. What is important is to set aside some time that can be enjoyed and will promote rest and relaxation. Another key aspect of the brain/mind interaction is that the brain is plastic, such that if we practice a skill or have meaningful and rich experiences, the connections between cells that represent those learned skills or memories are strengthened, expanding the brain area involved. Brain plasticity is critical to recovery from brain damage, as well as ability to learn and adapt to our environment. In this case, our mental or brain activity influences the physical structure of the brain.. This interaction creates an interesting back and forth relationship between the mind and the brain. If we decide to influence our brain through our lifestyle, we will also influence our mind, keeping our memory sharp, attention focused and attitude upbeat. How do we keep our brain plastic? First is to decrease â&#x20AC;&#x153;chronicâ&#x20AC;? stress and second is increase the components of a healthy brain. There are two forms of stress that are important to control. The first, oxidative stress, results from toxins in the environment or toxins produced by metabolism. These toxins damage proteins and DNA, the building blocks of cells in the body. If these toxins are chronically increased then damage will accumulate, impairing brain function. The second form of chronic stress that needs to be controlled is physical/psychological stress.

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The body, including the brain, reacts to a mild or short lasting stress such as exercise or a mental challenge by initiating anti-stress defenses to better handle future stress. A short lasting stress will increase metabolism and supply glucose to the brain. Heart rate and blood pressure will increase to supply blood to the brain. The immune system is increased and the release of stress hormones will enhance memory. However, if the stress is chronic, then several biological and psychological problems will arise. Chronically high glucose leads to diabetes, chronic high blood pressure leads to stroke, and the immune system cannot

be maintained at a high level and will falter. Finally, long-term elevation of stress hormones will impair memory. With a continued increase in life expectancy, it is becoming ever more important to keep our brain healthy. Being aware of the nutritional values of foods we eat, increasing mental and physical activity, as well as reducing stressor in our life are some of the ways we can promote the maintenance of a healthy mind.

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Creating

Professional Floral of the Arrangements TRADE at Home Tricks

Photography by Dawn McKinstry Photography

Have you ever seen a beautiful, fragrant flower arrangement and wished you could create one for your own home, but had no idea where to begin? Well, look no further—we’ve got your answer. Christen Crevasse of Crevasse’s Regency Florist shares some tricks-of-the-trade and gives a step-by-step demonstration so, you too, can design your own gorgeous floral creation. Things you’ll need: • clear cylinder vase • decorative stones or marbles • three cut stems of hydrangea (or another round, full bloom), • seven cut stems of tulips • a filler such as wax flower • a few blades of long grass • bundle of raffia (optional) 52 | TheVillageJournal.com


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1. Select a clear cylinder vase 2. Add some dimension to the vase by adding a layer of natural river rocks or clear crystal marbles 3. Wrap long blades of grass around your hand and release into the vase 4. Fill the vase 他 full of water 5. Gather three stems of hydrangea flowers and remove any bad leaves 6. Place the stems next to the vase and cut them so that the blooms are level with the top of the vase. Place flowers in the vase

7. Remove any green foliage from all tulip the stems 8. Select the three longest tulips and cut a half inch off the stems 9. Put the three tulips into the vase through the middle of the hydrangea blooms 10. Cut an inch off the four remaining tulips stems 11. Place the four tulips into the vase, towards the outer rim 12. Add wax flower throughout arrangement 13. Gather a bundle of rustic raffia and wrap around the top of the vase (optional)

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Heritage Green | SW 86th Terrace

Hickory Walk | SW 52nd Road

Year Built Sq Foot Bedroom/Bath

Year Built Sq Foot Bedroom/Bath

1983 1185

Sold Price

3/2 $106,000

1993 1750

Sold Price

3/2 $192,000

Founders Hill | SW 46th Road

Carlton Court | SW 31st Lane

Year Built Sq Foot Bedroom/Bath

Year Built Sq Foot Bedroom/Bath

1983 1376

Sold Price

2/2 $119,500

2003 1934

Sold Price

3/2 $212,500

Founders Hill | SW 84th Drive

Grahams Mill | SW 91st Road

Year Built Sq Foot Bedroom/Bath

Year Built Sq Foot Bedroom/Bath

1986 983

Sold Price

2/2 $116,000

1988 1869

Sold Price

3/2 $224,900

Founders Hill | SW 46th Lane

Haile Market Square | SW 25th Road

Year Built Sq Foot Bedroom/Bath

Year Built Sq Foot Bedroom/Bath

1987 1224

Sold Price

2/2 $135,000

1985 1584

3/2 $239,900

Lexington Farms | SW 55th Road

Laural Park | SW 52nd Place Year Built Sq Foot Bedroom/Bath

2011 2076

Sold Price

Sold Price

3/2 $140,000

Year Built Sq Foot Bedroom/Bath

1989 2053

Sold Price

4/2 $235,000

Haile Village Center | SW 91st Drive

Matheson Woods | SW 41st Road

Year Built Sq Foot Bedroom/Bath

Year Built Sq Foot Bedroom/Bath

1999 1623

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Sold Price

3/2 $160,188

1993 2160

Sold Price

4/2 $242,000


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market watch Grahams Mill | SW 97th Terrace

India Station | SW 46th Place

Year Built Sq Foot Bedroom/Bath

Year Built Sq Foot Bedroom/Bath

1991 2201

Sold Price

4/2 $269,000

Sable Pointe | SW 33rd Lane Year Built Sq Foot Bedroom/Bath

2001 2434

1995 2904

Sold Price

4/3 $450,000

Preston Wood | SW 92nd Street Sold Price

4/3 $295,000

Year Built Sq Foot Bedroom/Bath

2004 3404

Sold Price

5/4 $495,000

Bedford Square | SW 27th Road

Branton Court | SW 85th Terrace

Year Built Sq Foot Bedroom/Bath

Year Built Sq Foot Bedroom/Bath

2004 2706

Sold Price

5/3 $330,000

2007 4010

Sold Price

4/3 $485,000

The Preserve | SW 45th Boulevard

Cameron Park | SW 92nd Street

Year Built Sq Foot Bedroom/Bath

Year Built Sq Foot Bedroom/Bath

1993 2532

Sold Price

4/3 $363,248

2001 6350

Sold Price

5/5 $1,100,000

Kestral Point | SW 48th Place Year Built Sq Foot Bedroom/Bath

2004 2661

Sold Price

4/3 $380,000

Single-family and attached homes sold in Haile Plantation January 1st through March 20th. Provided by Coleen DeGroff of Seide Realty.

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Making Home the New

Successful Workplace by Kendal Norris | Rya of RYAPHOTOS

With burgeoning internet-based direct sales businesses, the entire complexion of work and careers from home has changed. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all for the better, according to these enterprising Gainesville women, who are also wives and mothers.

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Karly Childers

Little Black Box

Born and raised in Sarasota, Karly Childers has a full life with husband Kelly, who is the Director of Gainesville Country Day School, and four children, ages 10, 7, 5 and 2. Trained as a nurse, Karly gradually made the transition to working in retail over a decade ago, owning and operating a ladies’ fashion boutique called The Little Black Dress in Gainesville for six years. She recalled, “When I became pregnant with our third child, I decided to sell the business to my manager and focus on my family.” Over a period of time, Karly plunged back into retail and started her own accessories and gift business – one where each item would be individually personalized. “I used to have the hardest time finding personalized gifts for showers and other occasions,” she observed, “so I began to think of ways that I could provide such items and help women that also wanted or needed to work from home.” Karly came up with the concept of Little Black Box. Buying one sample from each of a variety of vendors nationwide, Karly set up in-home sales parties where attendees could view the items, personalize them and place orders. Products included jewelry, hand-carved wall plaques, acrylic ware, candles, soaps, pennants, coffee mugs, banners, ornaments, leather goods, stationary, baby blankets, iPad sleeves and phone covers- all of which are customizable. “I even have an embroidery machine at home that I can use on cloth lunch boxes – they’re unique, colorful and useful.” Approximately 70 percent of Karly’s vendors are stayat-home moms and she feels that it’s part of her mission to provide jobs for these talented women, as well as to contribute to her family’s finances. “Another benefit for individuals who host parties for my line of products is that they receive 10 percent of sales in merchandise credit to go toward their own gifts and accessories. This can really add up during our busy season of August through November,” she said. Karly plans on putting at least four sales representatives in the field by July of this year, as well as starting an online “etail” business in the near future. She noted, “It’s a grass-roots enterprise at this point, but my intention is to spread the wealth in terms of earning opportunities locally and throughout the Southeast. And who knows, someday, maybe nationwide.”

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Danielle Smith

Premier Designs Jewelry

Tampa native and Haile resident Danielle Smith came to Gainesville to obtain her B.A. and M.A. in Elementary Education at UF and worked as a teacher for four years. Her husband David is currently finishing his medical residency in Pediatrics at Shands. They have two young daughters, Cori Belle and Finley. Danielle’s motivation to start her own at-home business was the desire to spend as much time as possible with her family while still contributing to their finances. Having attended a Premier Jewelry party a few years ago, she decided in July 2010 to take the plunge: “Amazingly, I made back my initial $1200 investment in the first four parties I did. Premier’s high fashion jewelry pieces are not just beautiful, but are durable and made in the USA. There are lovely choices in styles from chunky to small; sterling silver or gold to beaded. And at an average cost of $35, they are easily affordable.” Danielle is consistently expanding her network of trunk show hostesses. She said, “The company’s philosophy is based on people and building relationships with them. They also hold to the premise that a consultant can work as much or as little as they like in order to keep the family as the top priority. One great financial incentive with Premier is that I make 50 percent of everything I sell. That’s not really typical of the direct sales industry.” She added, “If someone hosts a party, she gets 30 percent of the retail sales in free jewelry and a bonus of up to $100. Premier Jewelry is one of the older direct sales businesses, having started in Texas in 1985. They can keep shipping costs at a minimum because their products are sent directly to the hostess who then re-connects with her customers through the delivery process.” Since July 2010, Danielle has done over 100 shows and reported, “By working six to eight days a month, I now earn more than I did in a year as an elementary school teacher. Plus, I have all the time I need with my children and husband and have been blessed to meet an everwidening circle fantastic women.” When David’s residency ends in June, the family will relocate to Birmingham, Alabama where Dr. Smith will take up a fellowship in Pediatric ER. Danielle said, “I will miss Gainesville and all the great people I’ve met here. But I’m looking forward to taking Premier Jewelry with me and introducing it to a new community and making new friends in a new area.” 60 | TheVillageJournal.com


Kathy Lynch

Tastefully Simple

Maryland native Kathy Lynch had a successful 30-year career in the insurance field when the company she worked for in 2008 eliminated her department. Rather than transfer to a lower-paying position, she decided to venture out on her own and said, “I actually found my dream job working as an independent consultant for Tastefully Simple.” For an initial investment of $170, Kathy began establishing a new career that allows her flexibility and autonomy, as well as unlimited earning potential. Starting in 1995 in Alexandria, Minnesota, Tastefully Simple built its now $100 million a year direct sales business based on home taste-testing parties. The parties feature a range of foods – beverages, soups, breads, spices, spreads, oil and dressings, desserts, etc. – that can be tried (tasted) before purchasing. “There are several advantages to our line of products,” Kathy noted, “in that they are unique, delicious and extremely quick to make. They save preparation time and also preserve the family ritual of eating an enjoyable meal together. It’s a viable, healthful and less expensive alternative to fast food.” For the last four years, Kathy has been building her team and doing eight to ten parties a month through various hosts who also benefit by way of free products and half-priced items. Kathy commented, “Along with the earning potential, these gettogethers are great opportunities to meet new people, make new friends and network about things that are of mutual interest, especially food ideas. And Tastefully Simple foods are ideally suited for entertaining because they are quick to make and scrumptious. Ask anyone who’s tried our Bountiful Beer Bread!” Kathy’s hard work and enthusiasm for Tastefully Simple products is paying off in other ways. She noted, “This company is extremely supportive of its consultants, holding regional and national conferences during the year where you get to meet your national counterparts. It’s quite exciting and beneficial for fueling individual ideas, as well as receiving recognition for our efforts. We also get to earn free vacations.” This year Kathy and her husband Tom will be enjoying the fruits of her labor in Cancun, Mexico on an all-expenses-paid trip to an inclusive resort. Kathy said, “I love what I do and feel so blessed to have found this multi-faceted and thoroughly rewarding opportunity.”

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Lindsibrooke Ward

Stella & Dot

Lindsibrooke Ward, a native of Brooker, Florida, is married to a firefighter, Kimball, who grew up in Lake Butler. Before becoming a mom, Lindsibrooke was a full time legal assistant at a Gainesville law firm. After giving birth to their daughter, Ansley, she found a way to stay at home and create income by becoming a Stylist for Stella & Dot, a relatively young, boutique-style jewelry company based in California. For a start-up cost of $199, Lindsibrooke received everything she needed to begin her business: an initial consignment of jewelry, catalog and order forms. “Now I host parties called trunk shows for girlfriends and other guests and sell these lovely, unique items that actually sell themselves. At the same time, I get to make new friends and contacts in the community. A percentage of the sales goes to me as commission. If someone else hosts a party, they can get up to $250 in free jewelry,” she reported. Stella & Dot has been listed as one of the 500 fastest growing companies and has an efficient support system which individual consultants like Lindsibrooke can count on. She also noted, “In our catalog, we have items of jewelry that range from $29 to $250 – the latter being our signature necklaces. The pieces are made of silver, gold and stones and are created by sophisticated and extremely talented designers. The merchandise is very affordable, as are the handbags that comprise our latest accessory line.” With a goal of hosting between two and four shows a month, Lindsibrooke still has lots of time to do all of the things a busy young wife and mother has on her agenda. She said, “With the loving support of my husband, I’m so grateful to have found a way to combine money making with home-making. I get to contribute to the family finances, widen my circle of friends and actually have a lot of fun!”


Rebecca Cain

Thirty-One Gifts

Rebecca Cain has been living in Gainesville since 1987 and feels completely at home here. Her husband Austin owns his own commercial landscaping business and is a fifth-generation Floridian from Alachua County. Before having their first child, Cason, Rebecca worked in the Real Estate & Land development industry, as well as in flooring & home interiors. When she and her husband got engaged, Rebecca began looking for a home business. “I wanted to create a more workable and enjoyable option for myself and my family. When I received an email in 2009 about Thirty-One Gifts, a unique company producing personalized purses, totes and storage solutions, I was intrigued.” For an initial outlay of $99, she received $350 worth of product, along with catalogs, order forms and the necessary paperwork to start her own sales network. Then she went to work with typical gusto and determination. Today Rebecca is a Senior Executive Director focusing on recruitment and training of consultants across the country. Rebecca’s income has tripled every year for the past three years and she currently earns a six-figure salary, hosting two to four parties a month and managing a network of more than 750 women on her “team.” “I really enjoy helping other women rise to leadership within the company,” she said, “and I love coaching and am also continuing to be coached.” Thirty-One Gifts is a Columbus, Ohio-based firm with 2000 employees locally and over 80,000 active consultants across the U.S. They range in age from 18 to 65+ years old. The company is known for generously giving to charities through their foundation, Thirty-One Gives, that concentrates on empowering women. Rebecca said, “I love this kind of work because it gives me the flexibility to spend enough time with my little boy and husband and gives me complete control over my schedule. I work a fraction of the hours I did in previous careers with better results financially. All of those things are truly invaluable.”

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super simple: Dressings Making your own salad dressing can be as easy as 1-2-3. Using a few basic ingredients, you can make superdelicious and super-simple salad dressings quickly and easily. There are five basic elements in every salad dressing: an oil, an acid, a sugar, salt and aromatic ingredients. Keep these stocked in your pantry so a fresh dressing is never more than a few shakes away! Oil. Olive, canola and grape seed oils are all good choices. Try to avoid expensive finishing oils. As a rule of thumb for mixing your own dressings, there should be a 3 to 1 ratio of oil to acid. Acid. The go-to vinegars are balsamic, red wine and white wine. If you are making a citrus-based salad, try replacing the vinegar with lemon or lime juice. Sugar. Add a little sugar to tone down the acidity. While ordinary white sugar will do, you can use honey, maple syrup or apple juice to add more flavor. Salt. A generous pinch or two of salt should do the trick. Aromatics. Minced fresh herbs, shallots, citrus rind, black pepper and/or garlic make your dressing taste fresh and savory.


Here are a few simple recipes to get you started: Lite Italian ½ cup apple cider vinegar ½ cup extra virgin olive oil ¼ tsp black pepper 1 tsp salt 1 tbsp sugar ¼ tsp dried oregano

Honey Mustard ¼ cup mayonnaise 1 tbsp mustard 1 tbsp honey ½ tsp lemon juice

Basic Lemon Vinaigrette 6 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil 2 ½ tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice 1 ½ tsp finely grated lemon zest 1 tsp Dijon mustard Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper

*Source: Allrecipes.com

Cilantro Lime ½ cup extra virgin olive oil ¼ cup baked cilantro leaves ½ tsp salt 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar ¼ cup lime juice 1/3 cup honey

Balsamic Vinaigrette ¼ cup balsamic vinegar 2 tsp dark brown sugar 1 tbsp chopped garlic ½ tsp salt ½ tsp pepper ¾ cup olive oil

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Destination:

Charleston, South Carolina by Kylie McKlveen

Located on the beautiful coastline of South Carolina is the charming town of Charleston, a long-time favorite vacation destination lined with cobblestone streets and home to the goodnatured Low country locals who would be glad to point you to the nearest bed and breakfast. This historic harbor town boasts award-winning Southern-style cuisine, eclectic boutiques and antique shops along King Street and the choice to spend your extended weekend (or week!) at a luxurious beach resort on one of the neighboring sea islands. Recently voted the “Top City in the United States” in the 2011 Condé Nast Reader’s Choice Awards, Charleston is extending an open invitation to sit back, relax and enjoy legendary hospitality.

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Eat and Drink

Charleston is a dining destination in its own right with seafood fresh from the dock, high-end steakhouses and quaint neighborhood cafés serving Southern-inspired fare throughout the city. Lauded Chef Mike Lata, a competitor seen on Iron Chef and recipient of the 2009 James Beard Award, works with local farmers to acquire the high-quality seasonal ingredients served at FIG, which simply stands for “food is good.” The food, indeed, is very good, the staff is welcoming, and the soft-lit, approachable atmosphere begs its guests to sit a spell, and slowly sip a glass of wine from its extensive wine list. Order the capers “blades” oysters on the halfshell, served


New to the Charleston restaurant scene is Husk Restaurant, the most recent offering from the aforementioned Chef Sean Brock. It’s all Southern here, with playful dishes featured on a menu that changes daily, and brunch served on Sunday. Expect to choose from selections such as deviled eggs with pickled okra and trout roe, or South Carolina shrimp and Choppee okra stew with Carolina gold rice and flowering basil. Fixin’ to eat family-style? Take a seat at a long table perfect for a large party or share with a couple of small groups at Two Boroughs Larder. The husband-and-wife team, Josh and Helen Keeler, work to make the best social and ethical decisions when choosing the products for their

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with chardonnay mignotte, as an appetizer to share, and for the entrée, choose from inspired dishes such as mustard crusted grey triggerfish served with braised mushrooms, chicken jus and arugula. Nearby, at McCrady’s Restaurant, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and Landmarks, is an intimate dining room with exposed brick and overhead beams, and another James Beard Award recipient (2010), Chef Sean Brock. This stylish, modern spot is also serving up local fare, as well as a Wine Spectator Award-winning wine list and pre-prohibition cocktails at the bar. Check out the bar snack menu inscribed on the chalkboard above McCrady’s bar each day for featured snacks created by Chef Brock.

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McCrady’s

Executive Chef Mike Lata of FIG menu, which changes daily, as well as keep their prices refreshingly affordable. On Saturdays, brunch is served until 3 p.m. with creative menu items like sausage bahn mi (Edward’s country ham, chicken liver mousse, pickled carrot and radish, cilantro and Serrano peppers and baguette) and the roasted pork chop with brussel sprouts, a fried farm egg and hot sauce. The cozy gathering place is one part restaurant and another part marketplace, so you can bring their own specialty foods back home to your pantry. Reminding guests to “drink proper, and speak easy” is Charleston’s The Gin Joint, an energetic bar that nods to the pre-prohibition era where drinks were made to be a stimulating wake up in the early morning. Stop by The Gin Joint from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sundays for the BreakFizz menu: homemade biscuits and gravy, beignets dusted with powdered sugar or eggs Benedictine with cocktails such as Mimosa Collins (Boodles gin, fresh orange, lemon, sugar, La Bubbly) or a Smoked Maple Old-Fashioned (Wild Turkey Rye 101 proof, Smoked ‘B’ grade maple syrup, black walnut bitters).

recognition from Vogue and Marie Claire magazines, and the Southern charm Charleston is known for. Don’t be surprised if you receive a handwritten note from a Hampden employee, whose goal is to act as a fashion confidant and deliver exceptional service. For the southern gentleman in your party, meet M.Dumas & Sons, which carries favorite brands such as Vineyards Vines, Southern Tide, Smathers and Brothers, Bills Khakis and Jack Victor. Think pastel-colored polos to match the paint of the historical homes on the harbor, and Sperry Topsiders for the laid-back lifestyle on the water. Among several other men’s boutiques and shops is Berlin’s for Men, a family-owned men’s clothier that has sold custom clothing, suits and formalwear on the corner of King Street and Broad for nearly 130 years. Though you could spend an entire day devoted to the shops on King Street, there are other options to explore. Bargain shoppers, this one is for you: located in North Charleston is the Tanger Outlet Mall with retail brands like Coach Factory, GAP, J.Crew, Nike Factory, Sunglass Hut and Tommy Hilfiger. On Saturdays beginning April 7 be sure to stroll through the Charleston Farmers Market from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., located in the heart of the historic district in Marion Square. The lively market has received several awards over the

For an after hours beer, head to Charleston’s oldest bar, Gene’s Haufbrau, which was established in 1952 and boasts the largest beer selection in Charleston with over 150 beers. Gene’s Haufbrau is conveniently located nearby on Highway 17 and open late (until 2 a.m.) for some good ole’ fashioned bar games: pool, darts, shuffleboard or even a game of Yahtzee.

Shop For local boutiques, one-of-a-kind antiques and designer goods, look no further than the 16 blocks of shops that make up King Street in downtown Charleston. Stop in Worthwhile, an eclectic boutique of home goods, accessories and clothing from both established and undiscovered designers for a unique piece of jewelry or scented candle to take home from your trip. For handpicked designer clothing visit Hampden, a fashionable boutique with Miami Children’s Museum

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FIG’s Meyer Lemon Tart


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Wild Dunes Resort

years and continues to be a haven for fresh local produce, fresh cut flowers and arts and crafts, including the traditional handmade woven Sweetgrass baskets, and an assortment of goods made by talented local artisans.

Stay Whether you are booking a romantic weekend at a cozy old-world inn or looking for a family-friendly resort on the beachside, Charleston offers an array of hotels to stay. The beautiful Charleston Place Hotel, located in the heart of downtown Charleston, is a luxurious hotel with a rooftop pool, elegant dining offered at their own Charleston Grill and a renowned spa, which was recently named one of the top hotel spas by Condé Nast Traveler magazine. Within walking distance of museums, shops and restaurants, this hotel is an excellent choice if you want to step out of bed and onto the cobblestone streets of the city. Also leading in luxury is Planters Inn, a boutique hotel with 64 unique rooms designed to be a personal sanctuary. For a special weekend, book the Penthouse King suite which includes amenities such as a fine handmade fourposter bed, a wet bar in the entryway, a spacious sitting room with a full living room ensemble and a glassed shower and separate deep soaking tub. The bath opens onto a private terrace with a gorgeous view of the Charleston Historic District. A stones-throw away from Charleston is the family-friendly (of all sizes!) Wild Dunes Resort on Isle of Palms. Choose from a variety of accommodations including two Four Diamond properties (The Boardwalk Inn and The Village at Wild Dunes) and condos or vacation homes for larger groups. Take a walk on the beach, soak up the sun by the pool or play a round of golf on one of South Carolina’s top-rated golf courses.

Whether you choose to take a short drive from Wild Dunes into the city, or spend the day with your family on the beach, Charleston is a premier vacation destination to be enjoyed for years to come. Like the locals say, y’all come back now!

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ongoing activities Haile Village Farmers’ Market Every Saturday, rain or shine Haile Village Center - SW 91st Terrace 8:30 am – 12:00 pm The Market features local farm direct produce, freshly baked goods from local bakeries, honey, flowers, plants for your garden and more. Enjoy the small village atmosphere and celebrate the bounty of our community. www.localharvest.org

Haile Plantation Community Butterfly Garden This serene garden is located behind the 7th green of the Haile Plantation Golf & Country Club, between Chickasaw Way and Middleton Green on SW 104th Terrace. The care of the butterfly garden is done by volunteers. For volunter information, contact Bonnie Edie at bonedie@cox.net or 352-275-7722 or Barbara Collett at 352-335-9948.

Historic Haile Homestead Tours Historic Haile Homestead is open to the public for tours on Saturdays from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm and on Sundays from 12:00 - 4:00 pm. Trained docents will guide you through the Homestead and its history. Each tour lasts between 45 minutes to one hour. Tours are $5 per person, children under 12 are free. Special arrangements may be made by calling (352) 336-9096.

DramaKids DramaKids is a great way for your child to develop confidence and express themselves in a fun environment. Classes are held at Plantation Hall and for information, please call 225-3377.

events Gainesville Wedding Expo 2012 Guest Chef Cocktail Party Thursday, April 12th, 6pm – 8pm Gainesville Woman’s Club This event will be hosted by celebrity chef Dr. Richard Buciarelli and co-hosted by Storm Roberts to benefit Peaceful Paths. The party will feature dishes from 35 local kitchens, live jazz and a silent & live auction. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www. peacefulpaths.org.

Skin Therapy by Connie Connie Nobles, Esthetician Salon PHD Haile Village Center 9140 SW 48th Place Gainesville, FL 32608

352-226-0793 Dermalogica Specialist

Bridge Club Meets every Monday at the Meeting Hall at 1:00 pm. For more information call Paula Pearson 337-9119 or Marg Crago 336-1055.

Yoga Yoga classes are held at Plantation Hall by Joyce Orr every Wednesday from 6:00 - 7:30 pm and Thursday from 9:00 - 10:30 am. For more information, please call 262-4331.

River Cross Church People who love life and want to get the most out of it. Their main service meets at Plantation Hall in the Haile Village Center on Sunday mornings. The service is casual in dress, upbeat in music, and relevant in message. Please visit www.rivercrosschurch.com for more information.

Facials • Sugaring • Waxing Brow Tinting • Lash Tinting

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Tioga Town Center Movie Nights

Santa Fe College Spring Arts Festival

Friday, April 13th, 7pm Tioga Town Center

Saturday, April 14th – Sunday, April 15th NE 1st Street, Downtown Gainesville

Bring the whole family for a movie in the park and enjoy a homemade picnic while watching Hop! Snacks available for sale. Visit www.tiogatowncenter.com/ events.php for more information.

As one of the three largest annual events in Gainesville, with an expected 110,000 in attendance, this unique fine arts & crafts festival will feature entertainment, food and kids’ art jungle. For more information, visit www. springartsfestival.com.

ViVA! 2012 Saturday, April 14th, 5:30pm Rembert Farm, Alachua

2012 Walk MS: Gainesville

This exciting annual fundraiser is sure to be fun for all, with 100% of the proceeds going to Haven Hospice. More than 800 guests and volunteers attended last year’s event! Festivities include live music, delicious food and live and silent auctions. www.vivameanslife.com

Saturday, April 21st, 9am Westside Park This 5k walk will help the National MS Society fund cutting-edge research and support programs and services for people living with multiple sclerosis right here in the North Florida area. For more information, call (904) 332-6810 or email floridaevents@nmss.org.

The 24th Annual STOP! Children’s Cancer Fantasy Event

Weddings - Photo Shoots Runway - Workshops - Film

Stefanie Humphrey make-up artistry

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Saturday, April 21st, 7pm Stephen C. O’Connell Center STOP! Children’s Cancer presents the 24th Annual Fantasy Event, Gainesville’s premier fundraising event of the year. The 2012 event, themed “Festival Brazil,” will feature a live and silent auction, live music, food and more to benefit local pediatric cancer research. For more information, visit www.stopchildrenscancer.org.

Buddy Guy Performance Saturday, April 21st, 7:30pm Phillips Center for Performing Arts Five-time Grammy Award winner, Buddy Guy, performs live in concert. Enjoy a night of the blues music that made him famous. Tickets start at $30. For more information, visit www.performingarts.ufl.edu.

Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale Saturday, April 21st – Wednesday, April 25th, times vary 430-B N. Main Street More than 500,000 books, records, games, CDs, DVDs, audio, video, paintings, posters, prints, puzzles and magazines have been donated for the sale. All profits are used for the Alachua County Library District and for community literacy projects. Visit www.folacld.org for times and more information.


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New Balance Girls on the Run 5K Saturday, April 21st, 8:30am University of Florida Campus- Commuter Lot Come support the Girls on the Run of Alachua County in their 5K run! All proceeds go directly back to the non-profit organization. To volunteer or find out more information, visit www.alachuagotr.org

An Evening at Dudley Saturday, April 16th, 5:30pm – 7:30pm Dudley Farm Historic State Park Indulge your sweet tooth with a night of old-fashioned country music and a wide array of desserts at Dudley Farm. Tickets are $15 per person or $25 per couple. Visit www.friendsofdudleyfarm.org for more information

Mary Wise “Scramble for Pace” Golf Tournament Friday, April 27th, 7am Mark Bostick Golf Course

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Great Strides: Blow Away Cystic Fibrosis 2012 Saturday, May 5th, 9am Albert Ray Massey Park (Westside Park) This 10k walk will assist in finding a cure for Cystic Fibrosis, a devastating genetic disease that affects the lungs and digestive system of 30,000 people in the United States. There will be a free t-shirt for every $100 raised, as well as other prizes for larger amounts raised. For more information, please contact Amanda at (352) 375-3303.

Moonlight Walk Saturday, May 5th, 7pm – 11pm Kanapaha Botanical Gardens Kanapaha’s Moonlight Walk is a magical experience, featuring twinkle lights, lanterns, and approximately 1,500 luminaries along a 1.25-mile walkway. There will also be live entertainment, food, and refreshments. For more information, visit www.kanapaha.org.

The 13th Annual Golf tournament will benefit the PACE center, allowing girls and young women have an opportunity for a better future through education, counseling, training and advocacy. For additional information, visit www.pacecenter.org or call (352) 374-8499.

Tioga Town Center Spring Concert Series Friday, April 27th, 7pm Tioga Town Center Gather your friends and family and enjoy a free outdoor performance by Tropix in Tioga’s town square. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets. Food and drink available for purchase. Visit www.tiogatowncenter.com/events. php for more information.

Haile Spring Jazz Festival Saturday, April 28th, 12pm – 5pm Haile Village Center Come out and experience the soothing sounds from local jazz artists, food and drinks and, as always, fun! For more information, visit www.hvcoa.com

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Tioga Town Center Spring Concert Series

Tioga Town Center Movie Nights

Friday, May 11th, 7pm Tioga Town Center

Friday, June 8th, 7pm Tioga Town Center

Gather your friends and family and enjoy a free outdoor performance by Gosia & Ali in Tioga’s town square. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets. Food and drink available for purchase. Visit www.tiogatowncenter.com/ events.php for more information.

Bring the whole family for a movie in the park and enjoy a homemade picnic while watching Secretariat! Snacks available for sale. Visit www.tiogatowncenter. com/events.php for more information.

Tioga Car Show Saturday, May 12th, 6:30pm Tioga Town Center This free event, benefitting the Sebastian Ferrero Foundation, will feature exotic cars, antiques, hot rods and motorcycles. Enjoy touring file automobiles of all ages, food and drinks, entertainment and bounce houses and safety sessions for kids. For more information, visit www.TiogaCarShow.com

Masters of Disasters Golf Tournament Friday, May 18th, 8am – 1pm Haile Plantation Golf & Country Club This event will benefit the American Red Cross chapter in providing disaster relief to North Central Florida.

2012 Annual Master Gardner Plant Sale Saturday, May 19th, 8am – 12pm Alachua County Extension Office (2800 NE 39th Ave.) Master Gardner volunteers offer a variety of herbs, annuals, perennials, natives, trees and more that will be available for sale in order to raise funds for the Alachua County Master Gardner Volunteer Program. This program currently runs school gardens at 11 elementary schools in Alachua County to teach children how to grow fruits and vegetables. For more information, contact the Extension Office at (352) 955-2402.

Tioga Town Center Movie Nights Friday, May 25th, 7pm Tioga Town Center Bring the whole family for a movie in the park and enjoy a homemade picnic while watching Secondhand Lions! Snacks available for sale. Visit www. tiogatowncenter.com/events.php for more information.

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Tioga Town Center Spring Concert Series Friday, June 29th, 7 pm Tioga Town Center Gather your friends and family and enjoy a free outdoor performance by Karl Weismantel in Tioga’s town square. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets. Food and drink available for purchase. Visit www.tiogatowncenter. com/events.php for more information.

important numbers Emergencies: • Emergency: 911 • Gainesville Police: 352-334-2400 • Gainesville Fire Rescue: 352-334-5078 • Alachua County Sheriff’s Office: 352-367-4000 • Animal Services & Animal Control: 352-264-6870 • Poison Control: 1-800-222-1222 Haile Community: • Haile Community Management: 352-335-7848 • Plantation Hall: 352-371-1600 • Haile Community News Submission: 352-331-5560 Getting Started: • Alachua County Visitors Bureau: 352-374-5231 • Gainesville Chamber of Commerce: 352-334-7100 • Driver’s License Bureau: 352-955-2111 • Gainesville Regional Utilities: 352-334-3434 • Vehicle Registration: 352-374-5236 • Voter Registration: 352-374-5252 • Alachua County Public Schools: 352-995-7300


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from the kitchen of

Dean Cacciatore

Penne a la Vodka directions

ingredients

1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan. When hot, saute the onions until golden brown, about 5 minutes. Add crushed tomatoes to the saucepan. 2. Stir in the oregano, basil, salt and pepper and simmer 1 hour to concentrate flavors. 3. While the sauce is cooking, heat 4 tablespoons of the butter in a skillet over medium heat with crushed red pepper. 4. Carefully add the vodka and simmer for 5 minutes to cook off the alcohol. 5. Add the heavy cream and bring to a simmer; pour the cream mixture into the tomato puree; stir to mix, add the romano cheese. Keep the sauce warm while cooking the pasta. 6. Add the kosher salt to 6 quarts of water. Bring to a rolling boil. Add pasta to boiling water; cook uncovered until pasta is al dente, about 12 minutes. Drain well. Do not rinse the pasta, add directly to the sauce and gently toss.

1 tablespoon olive oil 1 onion, chopped 1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes ¼ teaspoon dried oregano 6 - 8 fresh basil leaves, chopped or 1/8 teaspoon dried basil leaves 1 teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon fresh ground pepper 8 tablespoons butter, divided 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes ½ cup vodka 3 cups heavy cream 1 tablespoon kosher salt 1 ½ lbs rigatoni pasta or 1 ½ lbs penne ¼ cup locatelli romano cheese, plus additional for the table

Buon Appetito!

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