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Spring! Spring! Spring! Did I say Spring? Yes – I am looking forward to seeing those flowers ‘springing’ up and the green grass outlining the landscaping! March is here and will tease us into spring fever. To me, it has been a winter like winters that I recall as a child. Lots of missed school days and lots of sleigh riding. Do you remember those metal studs we had placed in our ‘snow tires’ because we needed them in our tires? Just told my age again! So- yes – I am ready for springtime! And ARE YOU READY for some fun? Our 4th “All About Women Expo & Craft Show” –April 30- May 1- May 2, 2010 will be a weekend full of fun events. Voice Magazine is hosting the event at The Bristol Mall. EXHIBITORS – CALL NOW for early selection of booths and details – 423-926-9983 or visit: ALSO, be sure to call our office to purchase your ticket(s) for the Ladies Fashion Show Luncheon on Friday April 30, from 11:00am – 2:00pm. The show will include lunch, fashions, and guest speakers. Tickets are $15.00 per person and a portion of the ticket sales will be donated to Second Harvest Food Bank. Food barrels will be available for donations of can goods. Enjoy lunch, view Spring Fashions, and help a worthy cause. Door Prizes will be awarded! Join us! Ask about special pricing for the purchase of 5 or more tickets for the luncheon. We invite you to join our local version of Facebook, through our website by clicking on: -Women Networking in Tri-Cities TN VA. And - we want to hear from you! Please send your suggestions, comments and press releases to: Thank you to all our supporters and fans! Thought of the month: "Your own words are the bricks and mortar of the dreams you want to realize. Your words are the greatest power you have. The words you choose and their use establish the life you experience.” ~ Sonia Croquette Verse of the month: “For God is not unjust to forget your work and labor of (a) love which you have shown toward His name, in that you have ministered to the saints, and do minister.” Hebrews 6:10 (NKJV) PUBLISHER Jan-Carol Publishing, Inc. EDITOR Janie C. Jessee 423-926-9983 MARCH CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Passion for Fashion Dr. Charley F. Ward Ann Woods

Dr. Karen Feeley Carol Ryland Crystal Robertson

ADVERTISING/SALES Susan Couch - Sales Manager Johnson City/Jonesborough/Elizabethton/Kingsport/ Rogersville, 423-384-8402 Abingdon, Marion, Chilhowie, Lebanon, Damascus, Bristol, TN/VA, 423-502-6246 Danica Brandon - Sales Western North Carolina, 423-930-0970 Office Phone/Fax: 423-926-9983 Amanda Hyder - Network Media Assistant GRAPHICS/PRODUCTION Tara Sizemore - Senior Graphics Designer E-mail: PUBLISHED BY JAN-CAROL PUBLISHING, INC. (Volume 7, Issue 3) While every precaution has been taken to ensure accuracy of the published material, Jan-Carol Publishing, Inc./VOICE Magazine cannot be held responsible for opinions or facts provided by its authors, advertisers or agencies. All rights are reserved. Reproduction in whole or part is prohibited without written permission. Agencies, Advertisers and other contributors will indemnify and hold the publisher harmless for any loss or expense resulting from claims or suits based upon contents of any advertisement, defamation, libel, right of privacy, plagerism and/or copyright infringement. The views expressed in VOICE magazine for women are not necessarily those of the publisher. © 2010 Editorial Mission: VOICE magazine for women wants to provide a useful and complete reliable source of information for women and their families. We seek to celebrate women’s successes, and support their growth by defining and recognizing their needs and providing a concentration of resources for them. We want to be that “link” to all women.

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600,000 Readers Annually, and Still Growing! Thank you to the talented ladies for gracing our front cover and sharing their talents with our readers. Lately, there has been a trend of reaching back to our roots and the art of quilting has been a part of this movement. Quilting and crafting are traditions of our region and should always be passed from generation to generation to assure that our heritage lives on. We hope that you enjoy our March issue!

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March Hot Hunk Hunt! The February “Hot Hunk” was Sam Worthington in the Marj on Main ad on page 12.

Matt Czuchry We are proud of the actor from the Tri-Cities who became a Hollywood actor! Each month Voice will “hide” a picture of a “Hot Hunk.” If you find him, fill out this form and mail it in and you could WIN LUNCH FOR 2 at one of the Tri-Cities Restaurants!

Congratulations to Winner: Marcia Pruner Lebanon, VA as the winner of lunch for two in the February Hot Hunk Hunt!

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Mail this submission form to : Voice Magazine P.O. Box 701 Johnson City, TN 37605 or e-mail: Deadline for submission is March 15, 2010. PLEASE, ONE ENTRY PER HOUSEHOLD Visit to see last month’s entries.

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Living Life on Our Own Terms = Trouble

If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain. ~Maya Angelou

“Some people think they are doing right, but in the end it leads to death.” Proverbs 14:12 (NCV) I read a story of a man who was being disorderly in a St. Louis market. When the clerk threatened to call the police, he grabbed a hot dog from the market counter, shoved it in his mouth—and walked away without paying for it. The clerk called the police, who upon arrival, found the man who had stolen the hot dog laying dead in front of the market—having choked on the six-inch hot dog. Another story I read reported the sad tale of a man whom was killed instantly when a deer fell from an overhanging rock above him. The man, unfortunately, had shot the deer from below. Stories like these remind me that it is we—you and I—who are most responsible for the majority of troubles we find ourselves in. I know almost everyday, I wish I had a few “do-overs.” Don’t you? Maybe you’ve said something to someone that you wish you could take back. Perhaps you didn’t follow through on something you promised to someone else. Some times the troubles we get ourselves into are just part of being human and no big deal. But, at other times, our troubles are directly related to the problem of sin. The bottom line of sin is when we live our lives as if God doesn’t matter. We may never say those exact words, but so often by the way we live our lives, we might as well shout, “God doesn’t matter!” from the rooftops. Whenever we live life on our terms, we cement another brick in a wall that separates us from having an intimate, vital relationship with God. The momentary pleasures we find in making our own choices leave us empty. And, eventually we end up saying to ourselves, “How did I get myself into this mess?” In order to break down the wall and reconnect with God, we’ve got to face up to the fact that we need Him—and without yielding control of our lives to Him—our lives will never be as complete and satisfying as He’s designed them to be. When we come to the point where we can truthfully admit to God, “I know I fallen short of what you want for my life and I need you to help with the mess I’ve created,” it’s then that we start down the path to living a great life.

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By Passion for Fashion Alright ladies, I know it may not seem like it now but spring really is around the corner. Before you know it weʼll be breaking out the florals and bright colors. Today, letʼs talk about some really easy things you can do to punch up your spring style. Yell yellow! Itʼs such a simple way to add some cheer to your outfit. A touch of yellow can really wake up an ensemble. Try a sheer yellow scarf wrapped around your neck bandit style. I also recommend having a lightweight, long-sleeve yellow t-shirt that you can layer with outfits that seem dark. A gray short-sleeve or sleeveless top with the yellow layer underneath and a black pair of trousers or skirt will look sleek and modern. Another great color to pair with yellow is a jewel-toned blue. Other yellow dashes to try could be a bangle or headband.

Be bold! Everywhere you look you will see bold prints and patterns for the upcoming season. Donʼt be afraid to experiment with these prints. A quick word

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to the wise though - be careful if you want to pair two prints together. This can spell b-u-s-y and even cause those around you to get a little dizzy. If youʼre wearing a bold top or bold pants try a solid on your other half. Get strapped! Sexy and sophisticated strappy heels are a no-brainer this spring. These heels donʼt necessarily have to be slinky. There are thick strap pairs, which are just as cute and will compliment your straight-leg jeans as well as capris. Thinner straps will look great with your twill skinny pants, dresses and skirts. Now that Iʼve prepared you for what is coming, dig these out of your closet and get them ready for a stupendously stylish spring! Passion for Fashion Email your comments or questions to and follow our voice4fashion blog.

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March is National Kidney Month – think of your PET!

The Wear And Tear Of Time There was a time – not so long ago – when infectious diseases and dietary deficiencies ended the lives of dogs and cats early. But with advances in pet nutrition, antibiotics and sophisticated surgery, our pets now live much longer. However, cells of the kidney cannot replace or regenerate themselves as they do in the liver, lungs, bone and skin. Once a glomerulus ages and is lost, it is lost forever. This is probably the most common cause of kidney failure in dogs and cats.

Polycystic Kidney Disease Some cats and dogs were destined from birth to loose kidney function too early in life. These pets inherited genes that cause fluid-filled sacks (cysts) to form within their kidneys. As these cysts gradually grow in size, they crowd out and destroy the functional tissue (glomeruli) within the pet’s kidneys. This is an inherited problem in certain purebred cats. It is much less common in dogs, but it does occasionally occur in them – particularly in terriers and beagles.

Chronic interstitial Nephritis is the most common form of kidney damage in older dogs. It occurs less frequently in cats. Nephritis is a term for inflammation of the kidneys. This low-grade, chronic inflammation is thought to cause scaring that eventually destroys most of the nephron filters. If you observe changes in your pets behaviors, or habits, visit your vet for a complete diagnosis.

Treasure House Designs Kaley’s Come see all the new colorful cottons for Spring, plus new shell jewelry only at Kaleyʼs. See our ad on page 11.

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Atlantis Layers of veneered wood mimic the look of feathers in these french wire earrings by woodworker Buzz Coren of Burnsville, North Carolina. Many styles and colors to choose from. See our ad on page 10.

Froglevel Unique new vintage look accessories and many more treasures you can find for you and your home only at Froglevel. See our ad on page 8.

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Fundraiser for the Animal Defense League of Washington County, VA The Animal Defense League of Washington County, VA will present Fair and Tender Ladies performed and adapted by Quinn Hawkesworth. The performance will be at the Abingdon Senior Center on Sunday, March 21, 2010 at 2:00 pm. A minimum $20 donation is requested. For information go to the website or call 276-245-6020. (FAIR AND TENDER LADIES, adapted from Lee Smith's novel) The Animal Defense League of Washington County, Inc. is a 501 c(3) organization and all donations are tax-deductible. All proceeds go to help the animals of Washington County, VA.

Fellowship Quilters Fellowship Quilters began in Sept. 2009 and continues to grow. Items are handcrafted by a wide range of ages - from 22 years old to 83 years old. The group consists of 3 men selling items and over 40 women. Members are primarily from the Tri-Cities but other areas include from Greeneville to Bakersville, NC. The oldest item is an 1895 Victorian Crazy Quilt appraised at $1250; for sale for $850 and their new quilts average $400 in price. Also in the selection of items are lap quilts and baby quilts ranging from $45- $125.

Debi Scaturro-Bakersville, NC Ms. Scaturro handcrafts a wide range of items-purses, wall hanging, pillows, lap quilts and is now considering embroidered t-shirts and sweatshirts for the shop. Debi is currently working on our signature memory quilts. She is a long-time quilter and embroiderer. She is a member of Sycamore Stitchers in Elizabethton.

Variety of items: New quilts of all sizes Wallhangings Paintings Woodworking Crocheting Knitting Purses, Jackets, Totes Jewelry Kitchen and Novelty Items Vintage quilts owned by local families Used quilting books/sewing notions Services provided: Quilting services (hand and machine) Designing and completion of quilts Quilt repair Custom items- knitted, crocheted, quilted T-shirt Quilts Memory Quilts/ Signature Quilts Special event quilts- weddings, valentine’s day, etc. Embroidered quilt labels

Portia Sams-Kingsport, TN Ms. Sams has been quilting only the past 10 years or so and does both hand quilting and machine quilting. She showcases smaller items in the shop such as table runners and lap quilts up to a large king size quilt. Portia is currently serving as the President of Appalachian Heritage Quilters. Portia helps when hand-quilting requests are received.

Angela Harris-Gray, TN (Shop Owner) Angela Harris would probably not consider herself a modern day trendsetter, but in her quaint little shop in the small historic town of Jonesborough, TN she has started as trend that could change the face of entire communities. Her little shop call Fellowship Quilters is just a small piece of the larger puzzle which is currently coming together all across the U.S. There is a renewed interest in beautiful handmade items similar to the Arts and Crafts movement of the early 20th century. In a time when big box stores on every corner are the norm, small shops like Fellowship Quilters are quietly flourishing and providing incomes for many local families whom would otherwise have none.

“Quilted Devotions” by author Lisa Cogar.

Angela Harris was born in Johnson City, TN in 1951 and, after graduating from college, dedicated the first half of her life to public school system in Florida as a speech therapist, counselor, and special education coordinator. After retiring in 1997 to her hometown she decided to take up quilting, and she is now a member of two quilting guilds. Her idea for Fellowship Quilters came when she noticed there were no locally handmade items available in stores. There was also a growing need for some sort of income in many local families because of continuing layoffs.

Classes provided: Hand quilting Crocheting Knitting Depression Lace/ Chicken Scratch/ Snowflake Embroidery Upcoming : Hand embroidery, and Cross stitch

Angela opened her shop on September 9, 2009 despite the continuing downturn in the economy. It started with twenty-two members having quilted items for sale. There is no fee for members to have their items displayed in the shop and the profit is split between the shop and the member when something sells. Families can also sell vintage handmade items and craft supplies that they no longer need. News of the shop quickly spread throughout the community and people started walking in with armfuls of handmade items to sell.

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As of January 2010 there are forty-five members ranging in age from twenty-two to eighty-three. The items for sale now include artwork, woodwork, knitting, crocheting, embroidery, and custom orders for jackets, quilts and many other small items. A few women also do machine and hand quilting in their homes.

Fellowship Quilters Members Featured Betty Briscall-Kingsport, TN Ms. Briscall teaches quilting and has been quilting for all of her adult life. She has created a custom quilt through the shop (a “tractor quilt”) as a Christmas present this year. Also, she displays in the shop table runners, lap quilts, purses, and wall hangings. Betty also does beautiful embroidery work. She is a member of Sycamore Stitchers and Appalachian Heritage Quilters. She has been very successful selling her items because of their quality and beauty. Lisa Cogar-Gray, TN Ms. Cogar is a published author, leased on 2/8/10. She creates beautiful crocheted items (layette sets and afghans) for babies, as well as baby quilts and lap quilts for adults. Lisa is an accomplished quilt designer and creator. She is also in charge of listing items on our ETSY site and does a great job of showcasing the shop’s From left to right, Debi Scaturro, Lisa Cogar, Betty items.

Briscall, Angela Harris, and Portia Sams.

The interior of the shop itself is a feast for the eyes with every color in the rainbow on display. There are quilts, kitchen items, scarves, handbags, jackets, jewelry, and anything else a discerning consumer might be looking for. And customers can be sure the money tradition of hand-made is returning in a big way, and Fellowship Quilters is at the forefront of this growing trend.

DID YOU KNOW: ...March 15th is National Quilting Day? Another dimension of recognition of quilts and quilt making is through The Appalachian Quilt Trail. The Appalachian Quilt Trail did not originate in East Tennessee, but the region embraced it as its own. The idea came from a lady in Ohio, Donna Sue Groves. Ms. Groves wanted to do something to honor her motherʼs quilting, and did so by painting a replica of one of her motherʼs quilts on her barn. Locally, there are six counties displaying around 70 quilts. The ʻbarn quiltsʼ have created a landscape of heritage and an attraction for visitors. By weaving them into the local commerce, there is an appreciation of the barns, the rural farmland and the labor of love. For more information on the Appalachian Quilt Trail and sign up to receive the newsletter, visit the website at

Fellowship Quilters Angela Harris 105 Fox St. Jonesborough, TN 37659 423-753-4629 423-677-5990 cell All items created by area artists and sold through consignment. Contact Angela for additional information.

“Bless all my skill, Oh Lord, and be pleased with the works of my hands.” Deut. 33:11


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The 8th Annual Washington County Library's “A Tisket, A Tasket, A Literary Basket."

New Spring Dresses Arrived! Scarves $5! Join us on Facebook!

The event this year will be held on Saturday, March 27th from 6-9 pm at the Glenrochie Country Club, Abingdon, VA. Tickets are $25 per person and are now available at any Washington County Public Library. As in past years, you will have the opportunity to bid on more than 100 themed baskets in a silent auction. A buffet of light supper foods, two drinks, coffee and dessert are included in the ticket price. For information on how you can sponsor this worthwhile event, please contact Kristi Hartshorn at 276-492-6654 or email her at Don't miss out on all the fun - buy your tickets today.

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April 16-18, 2010

Expert speakers presenting a wonderful array of topics including: Composting, Azaleas, Pressed Flowers, Hellebores, Low Maintenance Perennials, Hardscapes, Growing from Seeds, Gardens of Germany, Insects, Chemical-Free Lawns & lots more!

New Spring Designer Purses Kathy Wyatt, Interior Designer CID IN-HOME DECORATING CONSULTING Froglevel Welcomes Jennifer Cruise, ASSISTANT MANAGER

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Friday 10 am to 6 pm Saturday 10 am to 6 pm Sunday 11 am to 5 pm

Beautiful Live Plants • Display Gardens • Landscapers and Designers A Garden Marketplace Full of Everything Under the Sun! Plant Clinic • The Garden Café • Door Prizes

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What is Numina? The Numina Program for women offers so much and we pass it on. What is Numina? Numina is... • A delightful and profound celebration of my own life and spiritual journey. • A time to be vulnerable in the mysteries of life with others who offer their love and support. • A safe circle of women mentoring women who desire to know themselves at a deeper level so they, in turn, can support, guide, encourage gently, challenge others into greater self- knowing and growth. I have been involved with Numina since its earliest days of offering a structured program to participants some years ago. I have felt my own sense of connection to and expansion of the spirit through this experience. At last, I have found a language to wrap around the spiritual process (Abundance, Empowerment, Integration, Connectedness, Delight, Service and Renewal). This language and supporting activities which are participated in during the Numina residencies always create a focus for me on my journey and an awareness of my own growing edge. Through this program I have discovered activities of daily practice such as the “body prayer”, yoga and silent meditation. And I have been blessed by the love and support offered to me through the mentors and peer-mentors I have worked with over the years. Wise women in intentional process, that’s what we are. Our journey is full of gentle intent, mutual support and steady encouragement. With that kind of nourishment, each of us, in her own way and in her own time, becomes transformed. Now we are ready to offer these gifts to others so they too may journey inward, then outward and on it goes and on it goes...Jane Snyder, Asheville, NC

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Featherwood Earrings Layers of veneered wood mimic the look of feathers in these french wire earrings by woodworker Buzz Coren of Burnsville, North Carolina. Many styles and colors to choose from.

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Join us downtown Johnson City for a rare treat – an evening of free theatre! Be entertained by the talent of actors from: Blue Moon Dinner Theatre, ETSU Division of Theatre and Dance, Johnson City Community Theatre, and the Jonesborough Repertory Theatre and see four mini theatre productions. First Friday is sponsored by Friends of Olde Dowtowne & Johnson City Development Authority. On March 5th, The First Friday will provide lots of activities. For a full listing visit: or Call 423 928-2988.

Gift Certificates Available 4411 N. Roan St. • Johnson City, TN 423-262-0209 or 423-943-8229 Mon. - Fri. 10:30am-6:pm • Sat. 10:30am-5:00pm

It is rumored that the cameras along Bristol Hwy in Piney Flats do work very well, and are probably paid for by now with 1700 speeding citations sent out! Your tag number is captured if you exceed the 45mph speed limit and its picture is snapped! Be careful and follow the posted speed limited!

6:00-6:30pm- Register for Broadway on Main and receive a Play Bill. Registration tables are at Blue Moon Dinner Theatre (215 E. Main St) and The Charles (308 E. Main St).

6:30-8:00pm- 4x4 Miniature Masterpieces Exhibit – view over 125 pieces of original art work donated by nearly 90 artists at the Johnson City Area Arts Council (King’s Centre, 300 E. Main St).

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6:45-7:45pm- Blue Moon Dinner Theatre and The Charles perform their first, 2 shows. 7:00pm- SR404 Contemporary Art Gallery (404 S. Roan St) is a having a One Year Anniversary Reception featuring the art of employees and sponsors; refreshments will be served.

We Buy and Sell Name Brands

7:00-9:00pm- Nelson Fine Art Center (324 E. Main St) holds a reception for the new photographic show “Awry”, featuring the works of Brandy Amos, Victoria M. Cunningham and David Gorley; refreshments will be served. 7:45-8:15pm- Theatre goers travel to their second theatre location for 2 more performances. 9:00-11:00pm- Live, Cabaret-style music with The Penny Dreadfuls at The Main Street Pizza Company (King’s Centre, 300 E. Main St).

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What: Networking & socializing with other business owners When: Thursday, March 25, 2010 6:30pm - 8:30pm Where: Curvacious Consignment 4411 N. Roan St. • Johnson City, TN FREE to attend! All are welcome! Drinks provided. Bring your favorite covered dish to share or donate $2.00 RSVP to 423-926-9983 or 423-262-0209 by Tues., March 23. Great opportunity to get your “Voice” out there!

SHOP LOCALLY: JONESBOROUGH, TN Jonesborough Repertory Theatre to perform Moonlight and Magnolias The Jonesborough Repertory Theatre is located at 125½ West Main Street, Jonesborough, across from Jonesborough Presbyterian Church, next door to the Historic Eureka Inn - presenting Moonlight and Magnolias . For information on tickets or to make a reservation, please call the

Historic Jonesborough Visitors Center at 423-753-1010. Ticket prices: $12 for General Admission and $10 for Students. Visit For more information about Moonlight and Magnolias , contact JRT at 423-791-4440

Moonlight and Magnolias By Ron Hutchinson Performances April 29 - May 2, May 6 - 9 Thursdays - Saturdays at 8 pm, Sundays at 2 pm Tickets available March 29

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Grab your hats, the inaugural WindieFest is coming to Jonesborough, and it will be a breath of fresh air! WindieFest 2010 takes flight March 26-28 at several venues in Jonesborough, and the air will be filled with new ideas, new concepts, new sounds -- and with the smell of chocolate! Tickets for the inaugural WindieFest will be available March 1. For information, call Susan Lachmann at (423)753-1010 or e-mail

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The local business Chrysalis Laser Skin Care Center & Fit & Fab Weight Loss Center staff members were not surprised when Caressa Cameron was crowned as Miss America. “She was one of the most eloquent speakers for a 14 year old that I have ever met. I just knew. I had a premonition that she would go far,” according to Tiffany Porter, a beauty pageant judge and consultant for Chrysalis Laser Skin Care Center. Tiffany Porter serves as a judge of young ladies vying for scholarships, trophies, crowns and prizes. Tiffany expands her pageant involvement with her mother, Robyn Porter, at the local business Chrysalis Laser Skin Care Center located in Bristol, TN. Chrysalis Laser Skin Care Center became one of Caressa Cameron’s Miss Virginia sponsors, helping Caressa step toward the crown of Miss America. August 2009 cover of Voice Magazine “Everything had to be perfect – her skin, her body, with Caressa Cameron pictured at top. her waist,” Robyn Porter said. “We’re the ones who actually did all of her skin, her lasers. We did body sculpting on her.” In addition to the consultants, Robyn and Tiffany, Ms. Tonya Ratliff, a personal trainer, became involved in the process. As the owner and operator of Fit & Fabulous, Richlands, VA, based at the Chrysalis Laser Skin Care Center, Tonya designed a complete workout regimen and nutritional plan for Caressa - trimming Caressa’s waist from 26 inches to 22. “I knew the first time I met her that she would be awarded the title of Miss America,” Tonya stated. “She had a presence of confidence with no arrogance - just humble and down-to-earth.”

Caressa Cameron made a guest appearance at Make-a-Wish of East Tennessee’s ‘One Magical Evening Gala’ held at the Johnson City Country Club in September 2009, and was featured on the front cover of Voice Magazine for Women in the August 2009 issue covering the Caressa Cameron, Miss Tiffany Porter, Robyn Porter, and Tonya Virginia, winner of the Ratliff of Chrysalis Laser Skin Care event. We here at Voice Miss America Pageant. Center/Fit & Fab Weight Loss Center. Magazine want to share in the congratulations to Caressa Cameron! We are proud of her as well as Tiffany and Robyn Porter, Tonya Ratliff and all those instrumental in Caressa’s pathway to Miss America! Congratulations! Chrysalis Laser Skin Care Center/Fit & Fab Weight Loss Center 522 Alabama St. Bristol, TN (423) 573-7546 Robyn Porter and Tiffany Porter Tonya Ratliff, manager of Fit & Fabulous

Editor’s note: Visit our website, for the viewing of the August 2009 issue, or call 423-926-9983 for a copy of the August 2009 issue. Reported in Bristol Herald Courier and see the complete interview with Robin Porter, Chrysalis Laser Skin Care Center at:

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Let’s face it, since the dawn of humanity being and adolescent has never been easy. Our children are 12 going on 21 and are faced with pressures and challenges everywhere they go and some are different from even what we faced as a teen not to mention hours spent in front of the television and computer. Pathfinders Youth Camp in Kingsport is focused on helping these young individuals get up and out in nature to become adults we know they can be, able to lead and accomplish their dreams. Pathfinders is a Christian adventure camp specializing in leadership and teambuilding for ages 11-18. With a trained and devoted staff, Pathfinders focuses on the personal gifting and dreams of each camper. With an 8 to 1 camper to counselor ratio, students get one on one time with their counselor in addition to Bible teaching and outdoor adventures. Yes, some adventures can be dangerous but the staff at Pathfinders is focused and trained to keep campers safe while they push themselves through obstacles like rock climbing, canoeing and the ropes course. Many of the elements campers face will challenge them on growing their self-confidence and working as a team to problem solve their way through obstacles. Way too often our children are told how and what to do, Pathfinders fosters a campers development by putting decisions in their hands and guiding them through situations to develop their own minds. With a devoted Christian staff focused on helping students discover and fulfill their dreams and trained lifeguard and medical staff your child will be given chances to grow as an individual, leader, disciple, and team member. Middle and high school students are separated into different counselor groups and there is 24/7 supervision for your child right in your back yard. Another great part about Pathfinders is the cost; it is $245 for a week of camp at Pathfinders from Monday through Saturday. For more information on camps or on planning your own retreat at Pathfinders visit or call 1-888-815-7748. Call or email and set up your visit to Pathfinders today!

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Xà|Öâxààx dâxáà|ÉÇá 9 TÇáãxÜá Q. A friend and I were meeting at a local restaurant and a person at the next table pulled out her cell phone and talked nonstop for almost twenty minutes. She was loud enough to be heard by everyone around her and was very annoying. I see more and more people using cell phones in grocery stores, restaurants, movie theaters, and in other public places. What are the etiquette rules about using cell phones in public? A. It seems that some people have not learned the old rules. We have always had rules about keeping our phone calls private, not shouting in public, making noise in theaters, ignoring the people you are with, spoiling the atmosphere of a quiet and dignified place, and appearing to do business in a social setting. These rules are still in effect! In grocery stores, shops, or possibly coffee shops where a lot of chatter is the norm; I see no real objection unless the cell phone user talks loudly enough to disturb others. As always, common sense prevails. Text messaging is less obtrusive, however that doesn’t mean you should do it in a meeting, theater, church, or other event where you can disturb others. Remember to put your cell phone in silent mode when ringing or vibrating would disturb others. If it is absolutely necessary

to use your cell phone, excuse yourself and go outside or to a more private place. Rudeness is never in style! Q. I’m often confused with which side a person should be served food. Also, which way should food be passed? A. When serving, each course should be served on the person’s left and when the course is finished, take away from the right side. This is true for everything except beverages. Drinks should be served and taken away from the right side to minimize the possibilities of an accidental spill. When dining family style, food should be passed to the right or counterclockwise. When asked to pass the salt, pass the pepper too. Business etiquette tip: When spraying on perfume, remember, “a little dab will do you.” Many people suffer from allergies and excessive perfume can be a great irritant. Don’t spray perfume on your clothing. Perfume should only be noticed by those in very close proximity. Too much perfume, too much jewelry, too much make-up and flashy clothing are not appropriate in a business setting. Don’t limit your success- dress conservatively! The National League of Cotillions offers a wide range of etiquette classes covering a variety of everyday topics, such as: introductions, greeting and shaking hands, sports etiquette, & family dining. Ann also covers more formal parts of etiquette: formal dining, eating unusual foods, receiving lines, and sending and receiving invitations and thank you notes. In addition students receive extensive instruction in social dancing. Ann is the Area Director of the National League of Cotillions, teaching etiquette classes and social dancing to young people in kindergarten through twelfth grade in East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia. In addition, Ann also conducts etiquette classes and business protocol classes for adults. She works with colleges, universities, and businesses throughout the Mountain Empire. To schedule Ann as a corporate or guest speaker or for details about this year’s Cotillion programs, call or email: Ann Woods, phone: 423-989-3316, email:

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"I'm pinching myself! I can't quite believe it." O'Hara-Salyers said. " I cannot wait to see the characters that have lived with me for well over a year and a half come alive in a book. I can't wait to share them with the world!" She's referring to her cozy tea mystery series that Little Creek Publishing will be releasing in January 2011. Her Traveling Tea Ladies Mystery Series will chronicle the lives of Amelia Spencer, a tea room owner, and her three close friends who find murder and mayhem wherever their tea travels take them. The book is loosely based on Melanie's own travels and experience owning and operating her own tea room, "Miss Melanie's Tea Room" in Johnson City, Tennessee. Along with running a successful tea room and writing in her spare time, O'Hara-Salyers also owns and operates "The Tea Academy" Consulting & Training For Tea Professionals. Her recent seminars have had tea business owners from as near and far as Oregon, Georgia, Ohio, California and Florida. She has another seminar scheduled May 28-30th in Savannah, Georgia. "I love to help people realize their dream of owning their own tea business," O'HaraSalyers said. "It's so rewarding to work with these wonderful people and to get that phone call, e-mail or newspaper announcement that their tea business is open. It's been very rewarding for me to work with people who not only have become my friends but also share the same passion - Tea!" If you would like more information on "The Tea Academy," please visit and if you would like to schedule Melanie for a book signing, tea tasting or tea lecture, you may e-mail her at For more information on visiting the tea room that inspired the series, please visit or call (423)926-0123. Melanie O'Hara-Salyers Owner, The Tea Academy Owner, Miss Melanie's Tea Room & Gourmet Tea Emporium 123 East Unaka Avenue Johnson City, Tennessee 37601 (423)926-0123

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Ask the Wellness Expert by Dr. Karen Feeley

Millions of women are being bombarded with how to look younger, feel younger, and fool everyone about how “old” they really are. Are we really that obsessed with how old we look, or are we just afraid of the process of getting old? People tend to associate getting older with becoming less of the person they once were, being feeble and living in a body riddled with chronic states of disease. We have deceived ourselves into believing that they are synonymous, but in truth they are not. Aging is a natural part of life and a process that begins the moment of conception. No matter how hard we may try, it’s a process we cannot alter. No matter how young we are, we are getting older by the second. It’s only natural, and it’s normal. Growing older is an aspect of life that most people dread, but it doesn’t have to bring feebleness, weakness, or disease, those conditions are not “normal human functioning.” Most of us have unwittingly come to confuse the two.

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Millions of women have been conditioned to believe they should not experience the normal aging process. As a matter of fact, pre-menopause and menopause is considered by most physicians, and the medical community at large, to be a condition in need of “medical treatment.” Treatment for naturally occurring age related “problems” such as hot flashes, night sweats, irritability, and mood swings, have unfortunately, not come without considerable costs to the women taking them. Over the last two generations, women who have been medically treated with artificial estrogen to relieve

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Fibromyalgia Was Draining Her Life Away As Mary continued her long and very sad health history I wrote down her list of symptoms…pain that migrates from one joint or muscle to another, constant, debilitating fatigue, inability to concentrate, unstoppable weight gain, loss of sex drive, bloating and nausea, constipation, frequent urinary tract infections, sinus congestion, depression, anxiety, panic attacks, insomnia and night sweats. She told me mood swings have caused her to lose the desire for intimacy with her husband and have put undue strain in her relationship with her children. She stated she no longer had any interest in life and has quit going to church and no longer socializes with her friends. Mary was diagnosed with fibromyalgia. She was prescribed antidepressants, pain pills, antibiotics, sleeping pills and hormone replacement therapy for her symptoms. She looked up at me with teary eyes and said, “I’ve never felt worse and I’m at the end of my rope. Fibromyalgia is draining my life away.” I know it sounds cruel but all I could do was smile at her. I love fibromyalgia cases because we get such great results. I explained my reason for the smile and what the remainder of her visit that day would be like. After uncovering the primary reasons for most of her symptoms with a complete Nutrition Response Testing Analysis, Mary looked up at me once again with tears in her eyes but this time with a smile on her face. The tears were now tears of relief and joy. She told me I was the first person who attempted to find a cause for her health issues and offer any real hope. There is hope for most all fibromyalgia victims. Finding and correcting the underlying barriers to recovery and supporting that recovery with Designed Clinical Nutrition often leads to amazing results in a relatively short period of time. Read what two of our recent successes have to say: “Proof is in the pudding”. Within the first two weeks of the program, changes began to occur in my body. Pain started going away from the fibromyalgia. Trips in the car were less painful. I began to have more energy and I slept all night without meds. My health has improved more than I ever dreamed. Judy S. ----- Back in 2008 I started having body pain. After visiting my doctor, I was told there was nothing wrong with me. A friend told me about the Women’s Nutritional Health Center and I gave it a try. After one week, I was feeling no pain and have so much energy. Pam M. The clinicians at Women’s Nutritional Health Center will take your health issues seriously and help you find safe natural, solutions for the underlying causes of your fibromyalgia symptoms. Quit suffering! Find out if there’s help for you now! Call 423-202-6216 to reserve a complimentary Nutrition Response Testing analysis or ask for a free information packet.

Judges Announced for 2010 YW Tribute to Women Judges for the YWCA’s 19th annual Tribute to Women have been announced. This year’s three-woman panel features the Vice Chancellor of the University of South Carolina Upstate at Greenville; the first lady of Susquehanna University and community volunteer; and an artist and designer for TreeHouse Workshop, Inc. from Seattle, Washington. “Each individual is a vibrant member of their community and profession, demonstrating their dedication to excellence and to the enrichment of others,” says Kathy Waugh, executive director of YWCA Bristol. Dr. Judith S. Prince is Vice Chancellor of the University of South Carolina Upstate in Greenville, SC. During 2008-2009, she held a Ford Foundation Fellowship for Regional Sustainable Development. She chaired Greenville’s Forward Vision 2025 Education Task Force. Dr. Prince recently completed a three-year term as National Chair of the Executive Board of the American Council on Education Network of Women in Higher Education. In this capacity, she was the keynote speaker at numerous state conferences for women including Ohio, Arizona, Delaware, Oregon, Texas, Virginia, Alabama, Nevada and others. She has received several Gerald Howard Read International Seminar Scholarships for travel and study in the Galapagos Islands, Australia, New Zealand, the Fiji Islands, China and Egypt. For many years, she held a private pilot’s license. Marsha Lemons is the first lady of Susquehanna University in Pennsylvania, where she and her husband have served for nine years. She volunteers in the community for various organizations: the United Way, Sunbury Community Hospital, the local schools, the Borough of Selinsgrove and the local library among others. A native of Nebraska, Marsha graduated from Nebraska Wesleyan with a B.S. in psychology and then attended Texas A&M University where she received a M.Ed. in higher education, while working in Student Affairs. In 1988, she settled in Virginia where she worked for the Multiple Sclerosis Society before joining the University of Virginia in the President’s Office as an Assistant to the President. She served with her husband at Clinch Valley College, now the University of Virginia’s College at Wise, for eight years beginning in 1992. The Lemons have four children: Olivia, 17; Maggie, 15; Thomas, 12 and Meredith, 10. Anna Daeuble is an office/business manager and designer for TreeHouse Workshop Inc., a building firm in Seattle, Wash.that focuses solely on the design & construction of tree supported structures. Anna has a background in drawing & painting and graduated from the University of Oregon in 1998 with a bachelor’s degree in fine arts. In 2009, Anna launched her Web, where she markets her original illustrations and print projects that she does between tree house projects. Anna has designed TreeHousesthat have been built in both Washington and New York State. Her work has been featured in Architectural Digest, Vogue Living and New York Magazine. Anna lives happily in Ballard, Wash. with her famous tree house builder husband, Bubba Smith. Tickets for the YW Tribute to Women event which honors award-winning recipients on April 22, 2010 will be available soon by visiting or calling (423) 968-9444. Support of the YWCA through Tribute to Women directly affects women, children and families in this region as the YWCA tackles the toughest community issues, which include affordable childcare, racial justice, teen pregnancy, youth development, technology education and much more. The deadline for nominations has passed, so the judges are currently reviewing this year’s submissions. Don’t forget to check in the next Voice issue for the announcement of 2010 recipients!

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in the congestion and impaction of the pores. The weakened follicle then breaks down. White blood cells rush in with enzymes to devour the debris. Unfortunately, the enzymes are ineffective against the hardened debris known as keratin. They do, however, dissolve more of the follicle wall, and an acne flare-up is underway immediately. Here's your action plan. Take a look at what is stressful to you. Once you've determined your triggers, do what you can to avoid them. For the rest, learn to change your reaction to those triggers. Your Carol Ryland perception of the event, Licensed Aesthetician and your response to it, can make all the differ- 4473 N Roan, Suite 2 ence. Allow yourself to (inside Serenity Salon & Day Spa) step back and breathe. Johnson City, Tennessee 37615 Follow the age-old 423-282-3451 Solutions advice of a good night's sleep. Commit to the Acne & Skin Care idea of self-care. You're email: worth it!

No pain does not mean healthy eyes. If you suddenly notice spots, floaters and flashes of light, you may be experiencing the warning signs of a detached retina. Your vision might become blurry, or you might have poor vision. Another sign is seeing a shadow or a curtain descending from the top of the eye or across from the side. These signs can occur gradually as the retina pulls away from the supportive tissue, or they may occur suddenly if the retina detaches immediately. About one in seven people with sudden onset of flashes and floaters will have a retinal tear or detachment, according to a study reported in late 2009 in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Up to 50 percent of people who experience a retinal tear will have a subsequent detachment. No pain is associated with retinal detachment. If you experience any of the signs, consult your eye doctor right away. Immediate treatment increases your odds of regaining lost vision.


An eye surgeon must reattach a detached retina. Laser photocoagulation, a method of sealing off leaking blood vessels and destroying new blood vessel growth with a laser beam, is another way to reattach the retina. The sooner the retina is reattached, the better the chances of regaining vision. Occasionally the retina tears a small amount or contains holes, especially in highly nearsighted people. Your eye doctor will monitor these retinal defects at each visit. Retinal holes can be repaired with laser photocoagulation. Save your Vision & Protect your Vision - go ‘see’ your eye doctor.

A New Resolution: Positive Self-talkWhat are you telling yourself? By Crystal Robertson UT Extension Agent What is Self-talk? Self-talk is the daily dialogue that we have with ourselves – those habitual things we say to ourselves either in word or thought. Self-talk can be both positive and negative. People don’t always think that self-talk is important; however, it can have a big influence on how people view their life, their family, even their illnesses. For people who have chronic illnesses such as arthritis, negative self-talk can propel the cycle of pain forward and contribute to people feeling poorly. Self-talk has been found to affect a person’s level of pain, depression and fatigue. Taking inventory of this internal dialogue may help to shed new light on symptoms and pain patterns. How can I change negative Self-talk? 1. Write down negative or self-defeating thoughts or words, particularly those that come to mind when you are not feeling well. 2. It may help to think about where the negative thought originated (You’ve never liked taking medication- When did that start? You believe that your symptoms will never go away- Did some event contribute to that belief?). 3. Replace the thoughts identified in #1 with a new positive thought. Examples: “I just can’t do anything right!” Replace with, “I made a mistake, but I can improve.” “Nothing is going to help me feel better!” Replace with, “This new treatment will help and I bet I will be able to move more freely. I will hope for the best.” 4. Rehearse. 5. Practice in real situations where you would normally be negative.

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YWCA Elder Care Program Open House Are you a caregiver to an older loved one? If so, YWCA Bristol invites you to explore the option of daytime elder care in our Adult Day Services program at an Open House on Tuesday, March 30th from 5:45 – 7:00 p.m. The facility is located at 106 State Street, Bristol, TN. The YW daytime elder care program is perfect for adults who need daily supervision in a homelike environment, yet do not required 24-hour nursing care. Participants greatly benefit from socialization and stimulation in a comfortable environment that promotes better physical and mental health. Gardening, quilting, playing bingo, working puzzles, and even gentle exercise for seniors are just some of the activities participants engage in. Don Ashley, the son of a past participant who suffered from Alzheimer’s disease shares how the YW Adult Day Services benefitted his mother: “It’s nothing like I really thought it was going to be. It’s much more than just a babysitting service…’Mother’ was able to come for about four years---everyday, Monday through Thursday from 7:30 – 4, a long day. But it became a routine and the repetitiveness of getting up and getting ready to go and coming back home again has proven to be invaluable. I really think it has actually allowed her to be in her current state as long as she has. She even calls the YWCA her home away from home.” All are welcome to tour this unique facility during the Open House or anytime during YWCA operating hours. For further information, contact, Mary Anne Gibson at 423-968-9444 or

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Violin Lessons will be held at the Johnson City Seniorsʼ Center on Wednesdays, beginning March 3 by appointment and under the instruction of Oleg Timofeev. The resident fee for a 45 minute session is $20 and $25 for non-residents of Johnson City/Washington County. Appointments can be made and fee paid at the Seniorsʼ Center, 607 East Myrtle Avenue. For more information, call (423)434-6237. A Drawing with Ease Class will be held at the Johnson City Seniorsʼ Center, 607 East Myrtle Avenue, on Tuesdays, March 9-23 from 1-3 p.m. under the instruction of T. K. Story. Resident fee is $1 and non-resident fee is $3. Reservations can be made, fee paid and simple supply list obtained at the Seniorsʼ Center by March 8. For more information call (423)434-6237. A Painted Porcelain Easter Egg Class will be held at the Johnson City Seniorsʼ Center, 607 East Myrtle Avenue, on Thursday, March 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. under the instruction of Janice Miller. The resident fee is $19 and $24 for non-residents of Johnson City/Washington County. Reservations can be made, fee paid, and supply list obtained at the Seniorsʼ Center by March 15.

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Abingdon, VA Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of Nurse Anesthesia is offering its graduate CRNA and DNP degree programs to residents of southwest Virginia through the SWVHEC. VCU and the SWVHEC will host an Information Session on Thursday, May 6th, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. in Room 130 at the SW VA Higher Education Center for experienced nurses with a Bachelor’s degree. Representatives from VCU will be available to provide program descriptions and answer questions. Further information about Virginia Commonwealth this session can be obtained by telephone at (804)828-9808 or (276)619-4346. Visit us online at The Family Fun Day planning committee would like to invite you to the 21st Annual Family Fun Day event. Family Fun Day serves the community by highlighting programs and services of local non-profit organizations. The event will be held on Saturday, March 27th from 2-5 p.m. in the King Center gymnasium at Emory & Henry College. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at 276-628-2160 or Bristol, TN/VA YWCA is holding “Alterations for the Home Sewer,” which is a one day six hour class for students with basic-intermediate knowledge of sewing. The class will be held March 19 from 9am-3pm at YWCA Bristol, 106 State Street. The cost is $75 and space is limited. Please call to register at 423-9689444. Highlands Ballet presents “TIMELESS…Our Yesterdays, Today and Tomorrow” on Saturday, March 13, 7:00pm. A variety show Benefiting the Paramount featuring The VW Boys, Annie Robinette, Sean Hilton a with Highland Ballet, Landsey Blackwell, Claiborn Woodall and other special guests to be announced! Emceed by Dave Vaught. Reception in the lobby will follow the performance. Paramount Center for the Arts, Bristol, TN/VA Tickets: $15 Adults; $10 Seniors/Students; $5 children. Charge by phone 423-274-8920 or on-line at Cadillac Sky's music has been coined everything from “experimental acoustic” to “physchobilly bluegrass”, but they themselves simply hope they just make good music! With an admitted dose of naivety, they simply choose to believe that there should only be two categories in which music should be placed: good and bad. “We try to make music we believe in and would like to listen to.” They will perform at Paramount Center for the Arts, Bristol, TN/VA on Sunday, March 14, 8:00pm. Reserved seats $20, Charge by phone 423-274-8920 or on-line at Celtic Nights with Tony Kenny will be performing on Thursday, March 18, 7:30pm. Tony Kenny is an icon in the world of Irish music, having added three of the Irish music industry’s most prestigious awards to his resume: the “Performing Artists Trust Society Annual Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Performing Arts,” Ireland’s 1998 “Entertainer of the Year,” and “Ireland’s Industry Music Hall of Fame Award,” received in October of 2008. Celtic Nights is a full theatrical production, consisting of more than two hours of traditional and contemporary music, song, dance, and laughter! Emerging new trends in Irish music are incorporated to bring to-

gether the very best of traditional Irish and modern entertainment while providing an authentic flavor of Irish life. In 2010, Tony Kenny and,Jurys Irish Cabaret will embark on its 11th tour of the United States. Paramount Center for the Arts, Bristol, TN/VA. Tickets: Adults $22, $17 Senior/Students, Charge by phone 423-274-8920 or on-line at ETSU Bluegrass Band will perform on Thursday, March 25, 7:00pm. The annual celebration by the ETSU Bluegrass department. Paramount Center for the Arts, Bristol, TN/VA. Tickets: $12 Adults, $7 Seniors/Students/Children. Charge by phone 423-274-8920 or on-line at Johnson City, TN Legion Recreation Center, 111 Legion St., will host a skating party to benefit the March of Dimes on Saturday, March 20, from 7-9 p.m. Admission is $3, with children ages three and younger admitted free. Door prizes will be awarded throughout the evening. Concessions will be available. The March of Dimes will dedicate proceeds from the skating party to a variety of uses, including research and education programs.For more information, contact Johnson City Parks and Recreation at (423)461-4850. The Health Resources Center, Johnson City Medical Center’s outreach facility in The Mall at Johnson City, will offer a free class, “Coping With Loss,” on March 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 from 6:30-8 p.m. in the Annex Classroom. Speaker will be Carol Ann McElwee, Certified Grief Counselor. This five-class series will focus on the journey through grief, whether your loss is a loved one, a job or a marriage. Topics will include dealing with depression, coping with guilt and anger, loneliness, and moving forward. Attend one or all of the sessions. Refreshments will be provided. To register or for more information, call The Health Professionals at 423-952-3700 or 1-800-888-5551, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Health Resources Center, Johnson City Medical Center’s outreach facility in The Mall at Johnson City, will offer “Beat the Tobacco Habit!” on March 2, 9, 16 and 23 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the HRC Classroom. Speaker will be Darlene Hatley, RN, MS, JCMC. This four-week series will provide the practical tips, techniques and support to help you become smokefree. The more help you get, the better your chances of quitting for good. $45, cash or check. To register or for more information, call The Health Professionals at 423-952-3700 or 1-800-888-5551, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. To register or for more information, call The Health Professionals at 423-952-3700 or 1-800-888-5551, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m Programs may have to be canceled or rescheduled due to bad weather, so please make sure to pre-register. During bad weather, we follow the same schedule as Johnson City Schools. The Health Resources Center offers free or low-cost health screenings and classes; direct access to The Health Professionals for free health information and physician referral; service referral by RNs and other health professionals; physician-directed medical lectures; health programs for all ages; and a medical research and reference library including Internet access. The Annex Classroom is located at the back of The Mall, between Belk Home Store and Belk Women’s Store. Enter directly from the parking lot at the green awning. The

HRC classroom is located in The Mall by the Belk Women’s Store on the lower level. JCSC seniors on the Go... Johnson City Senior Center Harrah’s Casino Tuesday, March 9, cost: $35 leave from Center at 8:30a.m Receive $20 casino credit when you arrive. Participants must have a photo i.d. with birthdate such as driver’s license. Reservation Deadline: March 2 Dollywood Festival of Nations -Monday March 29, cost: $47 leave from Center at 8a.m. must have 15 paid tickets for this outing Lunch and purchase on your own. If you have a Dollywood pass after the reservation deadline seating is available you may pay the transportation cost of $5 to ride the bus. Reservation Deadline: March 19 Recreation /Social Events - Hardwood Café Party -Thursday March 25 Time 3p.m. Celebration of Ireland, entertainment Diamonds Jazz Band. Serving Irish cream cake and coffee. Reservation Deadline March 24. Friday Night Ballroom Dance Johnson City Seniors’ Center -Please join us March 5, Eddie Skelton. March 19, Kids Our Age. Admission: $5 at the door. Time 7 -10 PM we ask that you bring a snack to share or please make a donation. Contra Dancing -Thursday Evenings, beginning April 8, Time: 6:00-8:30 - Caller: Noah Grunzweig with varying Live Music -Cost: $4 introductory rate until June 30 thanks to grant funding from FTAAA&D. In this energizing, easyto-learn community dance, each dance move is taught by a Caller, and every dance is different from the one before! A workshop starting at 6p.m will prepare you for the remainder of the evening. No experience or partner is needed. Contra dance is a social dance where anyone can ask anyone to dance. Look forward to picking up several partners during individual dances and throughout the evening. Wear whatever is most comfortable and hop on this Contra amusement park ride. Master Gardener Series - Green and Frugal Gardening -Friday, March 12 Time: 10:15-11:15 Facilitator: Jeanne Cope Cost: FREE - This presentation, “Green and Frugal Gardening”, is designed to teach gardeners some methods that are easy, successful, time, money and energy saving. The goal is to provide fresh vegetables and salad greens in season as well as preserving for winter use. We invite you to come and meet and have many of your gardening questions answered. Reservation Deadline: March 10 Rhythm Circle - March join us each Monday for the Rhythm Circle. Time: 4:30-5:30 Facilitator Susan Lachmann, Founder of Sound Learning Cost: $2 per class. Life is full of sound, rhythm and motion - in speech, daily routines, seasons and heartbeats to name but a very few. A rhythm circle is a fun way to play with sound that enlivens and entertains while it simultaneously builds community and supports skills. Come explore this new format. Shake up some energy and beat out some stress while making some joyful noise. Reservation Deadline: March 5 Medical Matters Colorectal Cancer - Wednesday April 7, Time1pm Facilitator Praveen Vikas, M.D. Fellow, Oncology and Boar certified Internist East Tennessee State University Cost: FREE - join us for this informative program to learn more about the third in the United States. More than 90% of colorectal cancer cases occur in people who are older than 50. This discussion will tell you about the initial testing diagnosis, and treatment of colorectal cancer. The Spring 2010 Excursion of the Watauga Valley Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society will be offering a ride through the breathtaking Nantahala Gorge in Western North Carolina on the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad on Saturday, March 27. The trip will begin in downtown Johnson City with buses departing at 6:30 a.m., at the Legion

St/Big Burley Parking Lot (across the street from the Johnson City Recreation Center), where passengers will board a motor coach to Bryson City, N.C. Passengers will board the excursion train at 11:00 a.m. This 4.5-hour excursion covers 44 miles to the Nantahala Gorge and back to Bryson City. Ticket prices for adult coach seats are $79 and $58 for child (2 to 12 years) coach seats. Adult crown coach seats are $89 and $68 for children (2 to 12 years). First class service Club Car seats are $120 for anyone 21 years and older. To order tickets, enclose your check or money order along with the number of tickets and the class you choose. Send checks to Spring Excursions, Watauga Valley Chapter NRHS, P.O. Box 432, Johnson City, TN, 37605-0432. For questions about the trip, email: or write: Watauga Valley NRHS, P.O. Box 432, Johnson City, TN, 37605-0432. Those interested in the trip can also visit the chapter at for a printable order form. Kingsport, TN “Ballet and BBQ” to be held March 6 and 7. Enjoy the ride! Groups (12 or more) attending the ballet will enjoy being chauffeured to dinner at Bone Fire Smokehouse and then to Eastman auditorium for the ballet performance for $28 per person. Call 423-378-3967 and for more information. Marshall, North Carolina On March 13 old favorites and new faces join together in jam packed performances of old-time tunes, Bluegrass classics, sweet harmonies and family togetherness. This year’s show features Arvil Freeman with Bryan McDowell and Emma Best, Josh Goforth, Grammy Award winner, Bobby Hicks, Roger Howell, Adam Masters, Jake & Sarah Owen and The Sons of Ralph, featuring Ralph. You can hardly get all of the folks in the doors to hear all of this music, so two shows will commence, one at 4:00 and the next at 8:00 pm at The

Madison County Arts Center, 90 South Main Street, Marshall, NC. Tickets are available by calling (828) 649-1301 or on-line at Tri-Cities, TN, VA Professional Women’s Network (PWN) is a group of women with common goals and interests related to interacting with others who are dedicated to helping themselves and each other to grow both professionally and personally. This is a forum for professional women to communicate with each other in order to enhance their individual career and personal development. This is accomplished by sharing strategies for success, communicating issues, problems, solution and questions and getting honest feedback, developing a better understanding of the diverse career paths available and identifying kindred spirits for possible mentor/mentee relationships. If you have any questions or are interested in joining the Professional Women’s Network please send an email to Mara Owens, President, Professional Women’s Network, 423-292-6249, Wings Air Rescue offers membership program -When minutes count in a life-threatening trauma, often the best answer is an air-ambulance helicopter such as Wings Air Rescue. With four bases providing medical coverage for the entire region, Wings is now offering area residents financial coverage as well. Wings Air Rescue has created the Wings Air Rescue Membership Program that is part of the AirMedCare Network, an organization that allows its members access to 136 air-ambulance aircraft stationed throughout the United States at an annual cost of about the same as one tank of gas. Visit or for information on the membership program, please visit

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