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Here comes the “ Ides of March.” I have heard this all my life, but never understood its full meaning - except ‘to be aware – uncertainty and gloom may be upon us.’ After researching the “Ides of March,” I found that “Beware of the Ides of March,” was a soothsayer's warning to Julius Caesar. This saying has forever imbued this date with a sense of foreboding. But in Roman times the expression "Ides of March" did not necessarily evoke a dark mood—it was simply the standard way of saying "March 15." Ummh…unsure why March 15, but maybe according to their calendar, it was saying Spring is just around the corner with certainty and bloom… instead of gloom. This season does bloom with new happenings and a freshness of new beginnings. This holds true for Voice Magazine. Our schedule is filling up with new activities and events planned for 2011. The nearest event is on March 5 – women celebrating 100 years of achievement – the Women’s Empowerment Network of Women will host their 4th Annual International Women’s Day Celebration at the Country Club of Bristol on Saturday, March 5. Dinner, sharing of inspiration, entertainment, and great door prizes are all included for the price $30.00 per person. Pre-register with a friend and receive a ticket discount. Call Jennifer Darrow, 423-202-5306. Another must attend event - YWCA Tribute to Women. Twelve local women are chosen and honored at this event. The banquet will be April 2011, so call now to make your reservations – 423-968-9444. Voice Magazine will be taking on new projects and participating in local events to promote our advertisers and their businesses and services. Join us in our ‘round up’ of 2011 activities. Get involved and show your support. Call for details 423-926-9983. Visit our website, Send your emails, inquiries, and/or your letters with your comments and suggestions to 2011- The year to accept changes, expect challenges, and anticipate miracles! Thought of the month: "Become so wrapped up in something that you forget to be afraid." – Lady Bird Johnson Verse of the month: “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” – Philippians 4:6 NKJV

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things you’ll find on our website 1. PETS & PEOPLE- Before Painting, Pause To Consider The Paws 2. FOOD FACTS- Meet The New Dietary Guidelines 3. CHILDRENʼS HEALTH- Soothe Childrenʼs Coughs Naturally And Affordably With Honey 4. NUTRITION FOR ACTIVE FAMILIES- Make Everyday Meals A Better Nutrition Choice With Simple Switches 5. WORLD WATER NEWS- This March, When You Take Water, Give Water

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The Bible By Leslie Snyder “For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any doubleedged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account.” Hebrews 4:12-13 The story is told of an old man who lived on a farm in the mountains of eastern Kentucky with his young grandson. Each morning, Grandpa was up early sitting at the kitchen table reading from his old worn-out Bible. His grandson who wanted to be just like him and tried to imitate him in any way he could. One day the grandson asked, “Papa, I try to read the Bible just like you but I don’t understand it, and what I do understand I forget as soon as I close the book. What good does reading the Bible do?” The Grandfather quietly turned from putting coal in the stove and said, “Take this coal basket down to the river and bring back a basket of water.” The boy did as he was told, even though all the water leaked out before he could get back to the house. The grandfather laughed and said, “You will have to move a little faster next time,” and sent him back to the river with the basket to try again. This time the boy ran faster, but again the basket was empty before he returned home. Out of breath, he told his grandfather that it was “impossible to carry water in a basket,” and he went to get a bucket instead. The old man said, “I don’t want a bucket of water; I want a basket of water. You can do this. You’re just not trying hard enough,” and he went out the door to watch the boy try again. At this point, the boy knew it was impossible, but he wanted to show his grandfather that even if he ran as fast as he could, the water would leak out before he got far at all. The boy scooped the water and ran hard, but when he reached his grandfather the basket was again empty. Out of breath, he said, “See Papa, it’s useless!” “ So you think it is useless?” The old man said, “Look at the basket.” The boy looked at the basket and for the first time he realized that the basket looked different. Instead of a dirty old coal basket, it was clean. “Son, that’s what happens when you read the Bible. You might not understand or remember everything, but when you read it, it will change you from the inside out.”

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As the first spring flowers emerge from under the heavy blanket of winter snow, the Washington County Virginia Master Gardeners are busy planning and designing the 14th annual Mid-Atlantic Garden Faire. Longing for spring sunshine and blooming gardens? This year’s theme “Blooms for All Seasons” highlights ways to create the yard or garden that will offer a colorful, blooming oasis every season. On April 15, 16, and 17, join the Master Gardeners at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center located off I-81 at Exit 14 on One Partnership Drive in historic Abingdon, Virginia. The Master Gardeners have assembled the practical and the unique for the garden show this year. The Garden Marketplace will be filled with exhibitors from throughout the Southeast displaying wares from the unique and beautiful to the practical and essential. Trained nursery specialists will offer a wide array of trees, shrubs, annuals, perennials, herbs, roses, hostas, heirloom plants, hellebores, orchids, ground covers, exotic and native plants, bulbs, and much more. After finding the perfect plant, the novice or expert gardener will be able to find everything necessary to take advantage of nature’s beautiful color palette. Quality tools, supplies, apparel, decorative accessories, original garden art, a plethora of watering systems, vintage items, outdoor furniture, home greenhouses and arbors will await the gardener. The Mid-Atlantic Garden Faire provides affordable educational opportunities to explore new approaches to gardening or to address those problem areas in the yard or landscape. Noted experts from throughout the nation will solve gardening problems, delight lecture goers, and amaze workshop participants. Nationally acclaimed bulb expert, Brent Heath will headline the educational

speakers. Brent’s books, amazing catalog, and world famous bulbs have earned him awards and respect throughout the international gardening community. Join Brent Saturday afternoon as he explains which bulb cultivars are best suited to pot culture. Brent will also offer a "hands-on" workshop where participants plant the bulbs for a "Living Flower Arrangement". Fee $30- includes pot, soil, and bulbs. Linda Thorn of Seagrove Orchids will be offering on site orchid repotting services. Bring your orchids for evaluate and repot. Linda will discuss potting medium evaluating what mix will best accommodate your orchid and your growing style. As always, Seagrove Orchids will offer a large variety of beautiful, quality orchids to add to your collection. The Plant Clinic is just the place to meet friends and solve those nagging problems that plagued the garden last year. Visitors can pose queries to the trained Master Gardener. After all that work solving garden problems, relax at the Garden Café where a delectable menu filled with treats can satisfy any hunger and thirst. Don’t miss anything. Discover the hidden treasures on the mezzanine. The Table Top Competition will inspire fresh, creative ideas for entertaining. Showcasing both casual and formal decorative table settings. Enjoy Frank Renault’s spectacular photography collection, Visions of Nature. The “Blooms for All Seasons” image representing the Garden Faire theme belongs to his collection. All of this and more for the price of $5 per day or $10 run of show.

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HAIR COLOR HOW-TO Do-It-Yourself Tips To “Tress” For Success By Marie Robinson Whether you want to look particularly pretty for parties or you just want a fresh boost of color to beat the winter blues, here are some of my top tips to help you “tress” for success: • Don’t be afraid to color your hair at home; there is really only one rule you need to follow—stay within two levels of your starting shade. This will ensure your shade looks natural with your complexion and eye color. • Wind, sun and other environmental elements can really affect your color. To get your hair feeling soft and your color back in shape, choose a shade close to your current color to use as a “refresher.” This can bring your hair color back to life.

• If you feel your color is becoming “too blonde,” you can easily add dimension back with a shade of hair color within one level of your current shade, blending some of the lighter hues. • Brassiness is a common complaint I hear. To remedy, check the shade you’re using. Is it a warm shade in the golden, bronze or red families? If so, try switching to a neutral or ash (that’s code for cool) shade. Ash tones offset the brassiness of warmer tones. • We all love to style our hair with blow-dryers, Did you know? flatirons and curling irons, but all that heat Saint Patrick's Day is a religious holiday celebrated internationally can take a toll on your color. Make sure to on March 17. It is named after Saint Patrick (c. AD 387–461), the most treat your hair before heat styling. Protect commonly recognized of the patron saints of Ireland. Saint your color with a spray or serum, which Patrick is credited with bringing christianity to Ireland. Many folk ask the question 'Why is the Shamrock the National guards against heat styling damage and Flower of Ireland?' The reason is that St. Patrick used it to will keep your hair color looking fresher explain the Holy Trinity to the pagans. for longer.


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Dear Viola, This question is not about a debate about breastfeeding, I promise. My question is about proper etiquette for public breastfeeding. I am breastfeeding my two-month-old son, and we've started spending more time out and about, which means I often end up feeding him in public -- cafes, restaurants, parks, etc. I generally prefer not to cover up when I'm breastfeeding, especially since my son won't eat as well, even with a light blanket over his head. I try to be discreet, but my husband isn't comfortable with me breastfeeding uncovered. My question to you is... what is best way to handle this? Thanks, New Mom Dear New Mom, Did you say DISCREET? UNCOVERED? I have no issues with breastfeeding, it's natural and all, but modesty is important

and it's an intimate moment between mother and child that should really be kept private. In this day and age there are so many blankets and coverups, like the Hooter Hider Nursing Cover, which are available to nursing mothers. Also, breast pumps are a good option if you are on the go all day. While it's great that you're taking your baby's health so seriously, it's really a more private thing. And it's a sanitation issue as it's dealing with bodily fluids. Uncovered breastfeeding may be comfortable for you, but not others. Excuse yourself to the bathroom, or if you are shopping, sneak into a dressing room, or just cover up. I have to agree with your husband on this one. Sincerely, Viola Voice

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Spring Curb Appeal for your Home The walkway to your front entryway should be a clear path that curves gently to the door - ideally with enough room for two people walking side by side. No overgrown shrubs or tree branches should block the way or the view of your doorway. An open and welcoming touch is to add some type of outdoor seating - such as a bench, small table and chairs, or porch swing - to your yard or front porch. Create a Flower Bed A quick way to add curb appeal and charm is through landscaping. Adding a strategically-placed flower bed is a great, easy way to add a touch of color to your front yard. Flower beds work well in places like under windows, around trees, and along walkways or driveways. They can be simple and single-level, or fancily terraced. Flowerbeds can be edged with rocks, bricks, pressure-treated lumber, and many other things. Add flower pots with hanging vines draping over the porch, and stagger different colors flower pots and sizes for a dimension design. Edging your Sidewalks You might be surprised at how much sidewalk width you have lost to lawn takeover, especially if you haven't done it in a few years. Make your walkways look wide and inviting by removing any grass that has grown overlapping the edges of the sidewalk. From the edge of the sidewalk to an inch to two inches into the grass, score deeply enough to separate the grass at the roots. Work all the way along the edges of the sidewalks. When you are finished, remove the strip of overgrown grass. The sidewalk will be dirty beneath and can be cleaned with a broom, a hose and a brush, or a power washer. Clean your Siding If your siding looks dingy and dirty, cleaning it will make a world of difference. It will look like a brand new house by the time you are through! Additionally, the runoff from power washing your house in the spring will soak into your lawn, giving grass near the house an extra boost. The quickest and best way to clean siding is with a power washer. Work from the highest point of the house downward, moving back and forth across each individual section of siding. It should be used at a distance for any painted siding, even in good condition, to avoid damaging the paint. Other Helpful Tips • Clean any dead plants and shrubbery from flower beds. • Ensure that all garbage cans and recycling containers are stored out of sight. • Wash the front door, porch door, exterior light fixture (change bulbs if required) and windows. • Replace mailbox and house numbers, if they are looking worn. • Clean your windows.

March into Spring Gardening tools that you need to have By: Terje Brooks What good would a green thumb do you in the event that you do not possess some of the very crucial gardening tools in order to make your job go a whole lot smoother? Here are some principles that every good gardener needs to have starting with the newbie all the way up to the professional gardener. Spade This really is an essential tool to have but one that can very easily get misplaced or thrown out by accident. It would be a good idea to get some brightly-colored tape to wrap around the handle so it will show up against the grass. Gloves or Hand Protection Make sure you have a good pair of waterproof gloves that fit properly. It's also advisable to find some that have long cuffs. Gardening gloves seem to be best suited to fit men so women will most likely have to hunt in order to find a good pair. Canvas Apron A good apron to have is one that has pockets to fit some of your tools in together with your phone. This really is good when you don't always have a chance to put on your grubbiest outfits. Sun Hat You ought to have a hat with a wide brim designed with a drawstring cord. This should provide sufficient protection from the sun. You have to make certain that your hat will not be lifted aloft when those spring winds occur. Hand Rake This is just a little bit bigger than a spade and does a great job in fluffing up mulch or in turning up very young weeds. Pruners Pruners are great to clip back woody stems. You will get a good, clean cut that will minimize any kind of injury to plant tissue. Five-Gallon Bucket A large bucket also comes in handy to tote your gardening tools around along with you as you make your way through the flower beds. You can always throw weeds in while you are working!

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Spring Flowers for Early Spring Bloom Early spring brings rain, mud, and more flowers. Look for these favorites. •Daffodil: The earliest Narcissi appear now, especially small cultivars like Tete-a-Tete. •Iris Reticulata: The large iris are a summer pleasure, but this small beauty is an early spring treasure. •Forsythia: This is a shrub that screams "Springtime!" •Scilla: These small bulbs produce wonderful blue and purple blossoms. •Anemone: The blanda species produces pale blue and white starry blossoms for the spring garden. •Pussy Willow: Salix discolor and Salix caprea were standards in Grandmother's garden, but new varieties have larger and more strongly-colored catkins to delight today's gardeners.

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St. Patrick's Day isn't just about wearing green. It's the holiday when many Americans make an extra effort to eat like the Irish. It may be the one time a year when we sit down to a corned beef and cabbage dinner. When we think of "Irish food," we often think of the irrepressible potato. But the potato actually wasn't brought to Ireland from the New World until about 300 years ago. Besides potatoes, beef and dairy farming are strong in Ireland. On St. Patrick’s Day, everyone is Irish! Whether you want to serve traditional Irish fare, cook with beer or add a little green to your plate, here’s keeping in the Irish tradition:

Red Potato Colcannon There are countless variations on this classic Irish potato-and-cabbage combination, but this one is with steamed red potatoes, sautéed cabbage and just a touch of butter. Serves: 4 (1 cup each) -Preparation time: 30 minutes Ingredients 1 pound small red potatoes, scrubbed and cut in half 1 tablespoon butter 1/2 cup thinly sliced onion 6 cups thinly sliced green cabbage (about 1/2 head) 1 cup low-fat milk 1 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon white pepper 1. Bring 1 inch of water to a boil in a Dutch oven or steamer. Place potatoes in a steamer basket and steam, covered, until just cooked through, about 15 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl and cover to keep warm. 2. Meanwhile, heat butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add onion and cook until translucent, about 2 minutes. Add cabbage and continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until the cabbage begins to brown, about 5 minutes. 3. Reduce heat to low. Stir in milk, salt and white pepper; cover and cook until the cabbage is tender, about 8 minutes. Add the cabbage mixture to the potatoes. Mash with a potato masher or a large fork to desired consistency. Nutrition Facts -Per serving:182 calories-4 g fat (2 g sat, 0 g mono)-11 mg cholesterol-31 g carbohydrate-6 g protein -5 g fiber-652 mg sodium-842 mg potassium

2 cups of shredded green cabbage, shredded (about 1/4 head) 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 teaspoon salt Pinch of freshly ground black pepper 1 purchased pizza crust (such as Boboli) 1/4 pound thinly sliced corned beef 2 cups grated mozzarella cheese

1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Spray a large baking sheet with cooking spray. In a large skillet, saute the cabbage in the olive oil over medium heat for about 5 minutes or until it is soft. Sprinkle with the salt and pepper, and remove from the heat. 2. Place the pizza crust on the baking sheet. Spoon the sauteed cabbage onto the crust and spread it out evenly to within half an inch of the edge. Arrange the corned beef slices over the cabbage. Sprinkle the cheese on top of the corned beef. 3. Bake the pizza for 10 to 15 minutes, until the cheese is thoroughly melted and the pizza is nice and hot. Cut into wedges and serve immediately. Substitution(s) You can vary the flavor of this pizza by adding some shredded carrots to the cabbage when you sauté it. You could also add a little finely minced garlic to the vegetable mixture. Substitute one half cup of Parmesan for one half cup of the mozzarella cheese, if you like this flavor. In place of a Boboli, you can buy a bag of prepared pizza dough at the supermarket and press it out into a 10-inch round. Bake it for about 10 minutes in a 400 degree F oven before adding the toppings, then bake for another 10 to 15 minutes. For picky eaters, omit the corned beef and cabbage, and sprinkle with some mozzarella cheese. Serve with carrot sticks or applesauce so your choosy child will get some vegetables. Serve it up with your favorite Irish beer, and with a bit of Irish Luck, everyone will love it!

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JAUNETH SKINNER is a graphic artist who creates drawings; portraits, hand pulled prints, and illustrated journals. Her works have been exhibited in more than 135 exhibitions in six different countries. Skinner is a member of the American Print Alliance, Southern Graphics Print Council, Northern Printmakers Alliance, and the MidAmerica Print Council. Skinner is the Head of the Department of Art at Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, Alabama. She is listed in Who’s Who in America, 2007–2011; Who’s Who Among Collegiate Faculty, 2010; Cambridge Who’s Who Registry among Executive and Professional Women, 2010; Who’s Who in American Women, 2009–2011; and Who’s Who in the World, 2009–2011. 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 2011recipients! Tickets for the YW Tribute to Women event which honors award-winning recipients in April, 2011 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.

JOHNSON CITY, TN: SHOP LOCALLY C & C Buildings & Country Store

Womenʼs 20th Annual Quilt Show

Home of Cowboy Crackers – Stop by for a sample! Pick up a jar of Toe Jam, Frog Jam, Traffic Jam or Moonshine Jelly for yourself or a friend!

Fresh Baked Goods including Salt Rising Bread – Order by Sunday, Pick up on Thursday Amish canned foods, mixes, snacks, flavored ciders, butter, meats, cheeses, fresh baked goods, candies/fudge, cookbooks, handmade soaps, gift baskets, seasonal fruits & floral We also have No Sugar Added jams Skilled Mennonite Crafted Furniture

Now available! Eagle Carports & Garages

Hands to Service, Hearts to God Cherokee United Methodist Johnson City, TN Friday, April 8th and Saturday, April 9th, 2011 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Coming Soon! Skilled Mennonite Crafted Portable Storage Buildings Built on your own lot or Rent to Own Monday-Friday 10-6; Saturday 10-5

4517 Bristol Hwy., Johnson City, TN • 423-952-2222 •

This annual event features a marvelous display of family heirlooms and works of art in the medium of needlework from quilters and crafters throughout the area. For more information or for group reservations for the famous tea plate luncheon, please call 423-926-0978. To show a quilt please call 423-431-8822.

Curvacious Consignment What: Networking & socializing with other business owners When: Thursday, March 17, 2011 6:00pm - 8:30pm Where: C&C Buildings and Country Store 4517 Bristol Hwy., Johnson City, TN • 423-952-2222

FREE to attend! All are welcome! Drinks provided. Bring your favorite covered dish to share or donate $2.00. For more information and to RSVP, call 423-926-9983 or 423-952-2222 by Tuesday, March 15th. Great opportunity to get your “Voice” out there!

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2 New Exciting Classes! Sign up for “Ballet Body by Jazzercise” and get “Jazz It Off” Free!

Morning Classes held Wednesdays 10:10-10:40 a.m. beginning March 9th

Evening Classes held Thursdays 5:10-5:40 p.m. beginning March 10th

Grace • Balance • Strength Strengthen and lengthen your muscles for proper posture and grace for life with these full-body basic ballet movements. No ballet experience needed. No tutus required. 6 classes for $60 or $15 per class. Classes are 30 minutes.

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Finally, a store for AVON! New Location Grand Opening! 4411 N. Roan St., Johnson City

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March 21st through March 26th Life is…spending time with family and friends. Watching a ball game. Lying in a hammock on a Saturday afternoon. Life can be all of these things and more. Life is happy and sad and all things in between. It’s about living. But life is also about protecting your family from the unexpected. Life is making sure your family can continue without financial hardship if you are no longer around to help them. One way to do that is to have adequate life insurance coverage on you and your spouse. Life is…being protected with life insurance. Whether you are the main breadwinner or not, the American Life Insurance Council states you should have five to seven years worth of your salary in coverage. Others increase it to 10 years. According to LIMRA, 68 million adult Americans have no life insurance. With so many Americans leaving their loved ones financially vulnerable, the Life and Health Insurance Foundation for Education (LIFE) designated September as Life Insurance Awareness Month (LIAM), a time for the public to take stock of their life insurance needs. The best way to determine your needs is to begin with calculating what longterm expenses you have that your loved ones would be responsible for if you were not around. Those expenses could include a mortgage, college tuition and everyday items such as food and clothing. The type of policy you choose is an important decision. Term coverage can be very affordable initially, but premiums may increase over the life of the policy. Permanent policies usually have higher premiums but tend to stay level. How long you need the policy is also important to consider. A qualified life insurance professional can assist you in your calculations and show you policies that may fit your needs. Life is ever changing. Protecting your family from financial struggles after you are gone is what life insurance is all about. Dishner Agency 1207 N. Roan Street Johnson City, TN 423-926-6000

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People Inc Office - Abingdon 1217 W. Main Street Abingdon, VA 24210 Core Four Business Planning Abingdon - Session 1 of 2 Tuesday, March 15, 2011, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

• A step-by-step guide for building or growing a successful business • Business planning concepts in a practical and real-world manner that you can relate to and understand

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ABINGDON, VA: SHOP LOCALLY Local Group Efforts Benefit Locks of Love

On February 12, Oasis in Abingdon, Virginia held a Locks-of-love-a-thon. Complimentary hair cuts were given to those who donated 10” or more of hair. This event benefited Locks of Love, a public non-profit organization that provides vacuum fitted hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis. The organization, which began operation in 1998, provides the prostheses to children, ages 6-21, every 18 months for a total of up to 10 hairpieces.

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These hairpieces require between 6-10 ponytails and take approximately 4-6 months to manufacture. Thousands of bundles of donated hair arrive as a result of the national publicity that Locks of Love receives in newspapers, magazines, and television programs. It is estimated that children comprise over 80 percent of the donors, making this a charity where children have an opportunity to help children. Donated hair is evaluated for its usefulness according to the following guidelines: • It must be at least 10”, clean and dry • It must be bundled in a ponytail or a braid Bleached hair cannot be used. • Hair that has been dyed or permed can be used. • Monetary donations to Locks of Love are tax deductible. For more information, visit The Home of:

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Discover Exceptional Body Pilates! Exceptional Body Pilates Studio is the Tri-Cities' premiere place for your pilates workout and the Tri-Cities' only STOTT PILATES® certified instructor. It is also the only location in the Tri-Cities where you can find Pilates for Golf™ as seen in your favorite golf magazines.

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KINGSPORT, TN: SHOP LOCALLY SCRABBLE® Social •Natural Looking •State of the Art Equipment

Get Ready for Summer! Spring Special: Eye Liner $250 Permanent Make-Up • Eyeliner • Eyebrows • Lips

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Thursday, March 10, 2011 Kingsport Renaissance Center, Room 310 Time: 6:00 P. M. to 9:30 P. M. Using words as your weapon, come battle it out in the Fifth Annual Savvy SCRABBLE® Social. Benefiting the Literacy Council of Kingsport, this funfilled evening will be a night of letters for literacy featuring SCRABBLE®, hors d’oeuvres, prizes, and bidding on an array of silent auction items. General schedule for the evening: • Check in and social time begins at 6:00 P. M. During this time, participants will have the opportunity to bid on silent auction items. • SCRABBLE® Game Playing begins at 6:30 P. M. • Intermission and another opportunity to bid on silent auction items and taste the various hors d'oeuvres. • SCRABBLE® Game Playing rounds continue, up to three rounds, followed by a championship round. • Winners' prizes and door prizes awarded at the close of the evening. • Register before March 4, 2011. • Players must bring their own SCRABBLE® game boards. • Players can buy a letter tile or a peek in the SCRABBLE® dictionary. • Bring some pocket cash!

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BRISTOL, TN/VA Fun-Filled Family Event and Pancake Breakfast What could be more fun than an “eggstravaganza” of Easter fun?! YWCA Bristol’s Annual Easter Eggstravaganza event will be a fun-filled day complete with a pancake breakfast, pictures with the Easter Bunny, a cake & goody walk, and other fun activities. There will be a bake sale with luscious treats, a handmade craft sale, and specialty Easter baskets for sale. This year’s event will be held on Saturday, April 16th at YWCA Bristol, 106 State Street, Bristol TN from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. The pancake breakfast and pictures with the Easter Bunny will be available from 9 -11 a.m. Reservations are required for breakfast and can be made by calling the YWCA at (423) 968-9444. All proceeds from this event will go directly to the YWCA Children’s Center.

LEARN TO RIDE! Combining the time-tested curriculum of the Motorcycle Safety Foundation® with the passion of Harley Davidson, the Rider’s Edge® New Rider Course offers hands-on instruction and real-road experience that can teach you the skills you need to get the most out of riding. A proven blend of classroom instruction and range riding, the Rider’s Edge New Rider Course delivers the basics of motorcycle operation in HarleyDavidson style. You’ll learn from devoted instructors certified by both the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) and Harley-Davidson to create a relaxed, supportive environment that fosters camaraderie and confidence.

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Services Include: • Ambulation Assistance • Bathing • Changing bed linens • Cleaning bathrooms & kitchen appliances

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Be kind. One of the fastest ways to cheer yourself up is to make someone else happy. Volunteer for a worthy cause. Perform small acts of kindness for loved ones.

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March is National Nutrition Month and National Eye Donor Month How do these two topics work together? The last few years, research has shown how important it is to protect your eyes, and how nutrition is a healthy aid for the eyes. And yet, imagine a gift of sight if you were to lose your vision.

Eye Health:

1. Eat whole grains and cereals. Sugars and refined white flours commonly found in breads and cereal may increase your risk of age-related eye diseases. Experts suggest that at least half of your daily grains and cereals be 100 percent whole grains. 2. Make sure fats are healthy. The omega-3 essential fatty acids found in fish, flaxseed oil, walnuts and canola oil help to prevent dry eyes and possibly cataracts. Eat fish or seafood twice weekly, or take flax oil every day. Use canola oil for cooking and walnuts for snacking. 3. Choose good sources of protein. Avoid saturated fats from red meats and dairy products that may increase your risk of macular degeneration. Choose lean meats, fish, nuts, legumes and eggs for your proteins. Most meats and seafood also are excellent sources of zinc. Eggs are a good source of lutein. 4. Avoid sodium. High sodium intake may add to your risk of cataract formation. 5. Stay hydrated. Drink healthy beverages such as 100 percent vegetable juices, fruit juices, non-caffeinated herbal teas and water. Proper hydration also may reduce irritation from dry eyes. 6. Once your diet is under control, you can do more to protect your vision by taking eye vitamins and vision supplements. 7. Researchers from the Blue Mountains Eye Study found that daily multivitamins and B vitamin supplements, especially folic acid and vitamin B12, reduced the risk of cataract formation in study participants. Results also showed that taking omega-3 fatty acids daily reduced the risk of cataracts. The large amounts of nutrients used in these studies can be difficult to obtain by diet alone. To add extra nutrients to your diet for optimum eye health, consider taking the following dietary supplements: • Daily multivitamin • 500 milligrams of vitamin C • 400 international units (IU) of vitamin E • 15 milligrams of beta carotene • 80 milligrams of zinc • 2 milligrams of copper • B complex supplement with 400 micrograms of folic acid • 2500 milligrams of omega-3 fatty acids Always check with your doctor first for a complete recommendation. Read more:

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• Eyes should be donated within 6-8 hrs. of death. • Anyone can be a donor, irrespective of age, sex, blood group or religion. • One cornea is grafted to one person. • Total removal time is about 15-20 minutes. • Spectacle wearers, hypertensive and diabetics can also donate. • There is no disfigurement of the donor’s face. • This service is free. • Eyes are never bought or sold. All religions endorse eye donation. But some myths about eye donation include that you will not be able to see GOD, or that you will be born blind in the next birth, or that you face/body will be disfigured in the afterlife. The Cincinnati Eye Bank is a not-for-profit recovery organization which was established in 1956 to provide donor eyes for corneal transplantation, ophthalmic research, and for the teaching of ocular surgery to resident eye physicians at the University of Cincinnati. The Eye Bank also established programs for public and professional education about the need for eye donation. The Eye Bank’s service area includes over 30 hospitals in 10 counties in southwestern Ohio, northern Kentucky, and eastern Indiana.

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Take a walk by the light of the moon! The year's biggest full moon is on Friday, March 19. It is especially large because it is near perigee, its closest point to Earth.

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Prepare for Pollen. If spring allergies are your problem, consult with your physician about possible medications before the pollen counts rise. Nasal irrigation may help clear sinuses and control mucus.

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When spring blossoms signal the end to winter, it’s time to take care of a few important improvements around your home. Here are suggestions for postwinter repairs: 1. Fix damaged roofing. If you’ve seen any signs of your roof leaking, be sure to check for problems. If the roof has leaked, there is likely to be a brown stain on the ceiling somewhere downhill from the leak—but not necessarily directly below the source of the leak. Don’t paint right over a ceiling stain without proper preparation or the stain may bleed through the paint finish. Before painting, seal the stain with a stain sealer. Then you will probably need to repaint the entire ceiling. You can try to touch up the area, but, for uniformity, a complete repainting will likely be necessary. 2. Clean rain gutters & downspouts. Water damage is often caused by clogged rain gutters and downspouts. Dry weather offers a good opportunity for cleaning them out. 3. Clear up basement or crawlspace flooding. If your basement or crawlspace became flooded, it is important to dry it out to prevent dry rot and to stop moist air from being drawn up into the living space, where humidity can encourage condensation and mold. 4. Repair storm doors. Buffeting winds can take a toll on storm doors. Often, the door closer becomes bent, breaks, or pulls away from the doorjamb. 5. Install weatherstripping. Indoors, block drafts and reduce energy loss caused when air leaks through and around windows by installing weatherstripping. 6. Repair rotted woodwork. Where wood sills or sashes have rotted because of too much moisture, you can use epoxy wood filler to repair the area. Use a chisel to dislodge most of the loose, rotted wood. Drill a few 1/4-inch holes into the damaged wood. Soak the entire rotted area with liquid epoxy “consolidant” to transform the area into a sturdy base for the filler. Let the wood absorb it for about five minutes, then reapply, wait, reapply, and continue in this manner until the wood ceases to accept consolidant. Knead a batch of epoxy filler, according to label directions, and mold the repair. As the material cures, dip a putty knife in solvent and use the knife to sculpt and shape the repair. Sand, file, or rasp as needed, and paint the area within three days. 7. Service your furnace and/or air conditioner. With forced-air systems, air returning to the air handler’s blower first passes through an air filter designed to catch dust and debris and help clean the air before it’s recycled back into your home. A good furnace filter can help reduce allergens. When filters become clogged with dust, efficiency is reduced. Change filters quarterly or sooner if they look dirty. For other repairs or maintenance, call a professional heating-and-air (HVAC) contractor or furnace repair technician.

March Forth and Do Something! By: Martha McGlothlin Gayle I always start to panic a little in March. Spring is just around the corner and that means time to wear shorts, tank tops, bathing suits…aack! It’s also time for our homes to come out from under their shells. Time to spruce up the landscaping, open the windows and do the spring cleaning. Where did the winter go and what happened to all those projects I wanted to accomplish? Luckily March is a long month and we can “March forth” and do something! Here are some steps to get you Martha McGlothlin going: Set a goal. Stop procrastinating. Do not hesitate. Gayle Focus. Make up your mind. Take one step. Embrace life. Face the fear and do it anyway. Reward yourself. These may seem more like “life” steps than “house project” steps but I decided to apply them to a small before-and-after project with a piece of furniture. After all, this project was something I had wanted to do for a while and I made up my mind to stop procrastinating and just get it done! When my twin boys were babies I had a dark brown changing table from Pottery Barn in their room. It served the purpose very well for three years but in our new house, the piece wouldn’t fit in the boys’ room. Always one to want to repurpose something, I took some time thinking about how I could use the table/dresser elsewhere. After removing the changing table top, I decided to put it in our family room and store games and puzzles in the drawers. However, the brown dresser blended right into the room’s brown walls and was lost. I wanted it to “pop” out of the wall instead! Red has always been one of my favorite colors to use in decorating but lately orange has been my new red. So, boldly I went into new territory and had the piece painted orange with a crackle finish by local artist Holly Thomas. I also switched out the brown knobs on the drawers for oversized clear “crystal” knobs that really make a statement. The result was fabulous! Now the dresser is a fun and functional anchor piece in the family room. March forth on your own and try a new project at home in time for spring!



Martha McGlothlin Gayle is the mom of four toddlers, all under the age of five. She enjoys making jewelry (see her website at, writing her blog (, shopping at flea markets and decorating her home with salvaged items. Martha is also president of The United Company Charitable Foundation in Bristol, Virginia.

How to Select Home Appliances that Save Energy and Money By Crystal Robertson, UT Extension Agent- Unicoi County

When shopping for home appliances, remember that there are actually three price tags involved. The first is the one everyone thinks of: the purchase price. The second price tag is for repairs and maintenance. But there’s a third price tag, one that’s Crystal Robertson just as important: the operating cost of running the appliance, which will depend on the cost of fuel (kilowatt-hour or cubic foot), how the appliance is used, and the number of people in your household. That price tag shows up on your utility bill each month for the life of the appliance. For a refrigerator, you’ll likely be paying that third price for 15 to 20 years; for a dishwasher, about 10 years. Naturally, you want all three price tags to be as low as possible! But remember to think long term: an energy efficient appliance may have a higher first price tag, but the third price tag will be lower. The second price tag (repair costs) is often lower, too. In the long run, you’ll be saving money. For example, if you buy a dishwasher that saves you $20 a year on your energy bill, that adds up to a $200 savings in the long run. When considering the third price tag, you need to first look for ENERGY STAR products. ENERGY STAR is the trusted, government-backed symbol for energy efficiency helping us all save money and protect the environment through energyefficient products and practices. ENERGY STAR rated products are among the most efficient available today, typically exceeding federal efficiency standards by 13-20%. Secondly, you must know how to read the EnergyGuide label, found on most appliances. They won’t tell you the best appliance to buy, but they do display estimated yearly operating costs for most appliance types. This estimated cost information, which appears on the label in dollars per year, provides consumers with a clear context to compare the energy efficiency of different appliance models. It also helps consumers assess trade-offs between the energy costs of their appliances and other expenditures. The current EnergyGuide label design displays energy consumption information (e.g. annual electricity use) as a secondary disclosure for most labeled products. Make sure you compare similar models with similar capacities—for example, that you’re comparing one top-loading clothes washer with another top-loader that handles the same sized batch of laundry. Check consumer magazines for other information such as repair history (this covers the second price tag). Learn more about ENERGY STAR products and find more money saving tips at If you plan to save money and energy this year by choosing ENERGY STAR labeled products, I would love to hear from you! Unicoi County 4-H has launched a service project to encourage consumers like you to make small changes that lead to less energy consumption. Please email me at to make your pledge to Unicoi County 4-H today.

4th Annual International Women’s Day Celebration Hosted by The Women’s Empowerment Network of Bristol

Saturday, March 5th at 5:00pm At the Country Club of Bristol This year the Women’s Empowerment Network of Bristol has teamed up with Voice Magazine for Women and Shakti in the Mountains to bring a delightful evening of celebration to the women of the Tri-Cities. Come join us for fun, laughter, healing, and celebration! All proceeds benefit the Bristol Recovery Road for women.

Entertainment by the Desert Divas Belly Dance Troupe Keynote Speaker, hometown favorite Sybil Smith, LPC-MHSP, MT-BC As a licensed psychotherapist, life coach, educator and public speaker, Sybil is driven by her passion to help women live empowered lives full of purpose, passion, and peace. She shares with us her wisdom in her presentation,

“Quiet Courage - the foundation to living an empowered life full of joy”. Cost: $30.00 per person (Pre-register with a friend and save $5.00 per person) Pre-registration Required Evening includes one free raffle ticket and Buffet Dinner by the Country Club of Bristol and Troutdale Dining Rooms (Additional raffle tickets will be available for sale to benefit our charity)

For more information or to register visit our website at or call Jenn Darrow at 423-202-5306.

The Johnson City Area Arts Council Invites You “Under the Big Top� 4x4: an Evening of Miniature Masterpieces

The Johnson City Area Arts Council announces the ninth annual 4x4: an Evening of Miniature Masterpieces fund raising event for the region on Sunday, March 13 at the Carnegie Hotel. This unique event is designed to raise funds for ARTS CORPS, an after-school arts program for homeless and at-risk children. The “4x4 Miniature Masterpieces� reigns as one of the premiere social events in the region. “It is exiting and fun to see what the talented artists generously donate each year,� said Fran Powers, sponsorship chairperson. “We appreciate the work of many volunteers without whom we could not pull of such a huge event. They mat hundreds of 4x4s, put them in archival wrapping, create elaborate decorations, and spend hours setting up for the two back-to-back events—one at the Arts Council on March 4 and the fundraiser at the Carnegie on March 13. This year’s theme is “Under the Big Top,� which promises to bring to the community some amazing and entertaining aspects.� Here’s how the 4x4 Miniature Masterpiece event works: The JC Area Arts Council invites artists to create original 4�x 4� works. The works donated this year come from painters, sculptors, photographers, potters, and glass artists. In addition to Tennessee, they come from California, Oregon, North Carolina, Virginia, Florida and many other states. Over 90 artists donate original works. The pieces are then all matted and put on display. An Artists’ Reception will be held March 4, 2011, from 5:30—8:00 p.m. at the

Arts Council’s gallery in downtown Johnson City. The reception corresponds with the monthly First Friday event. The reception is free and open to the public, and tickets to the gala can be purchased that evening. The pieces are on display until the gala event on March 13. To become a lucky new owner of one of these masterpieces, one must purchase a $150 ticket for two to attend an elegant buffet party on Sunday, March 13 from 5 to 8 p.m. If one is a member of the Johnson City Area Arts Council (or wishes to join), then a ticket for two will cost $125. After arrival at the Carnegie, ticketed guests draw a number that corresponds with one of the miniature masterpieces. That piece is theirs to keep or to trade. That is when the fun begins, as patrons jockey to find the piece they are looking for and all the while are meeting new people. Auctions are also held that evening that feature trips, larger pieces of artwork, and weekends stays. The public is invited to view the on-line catalog of 4x4 art at the Arts Council’s website, beginning March 4. A printed catalog will be available for artists and ticket holders. Tickets are limited and available at the Arts Council office located in the King’s Centre in downtown Johnson City and through board members. To purchase a ticket, call (423) 928-8229, Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. or drop by the office in Suite 102.

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“First Thursday” Discover Downtown Kingsport Shops open until 7:00 pm

Dr. Suess Birthday Watch Mountain Music Showcase on TV! Seen on WAPK TV Channel 6 (Most Cable), Channel 36 (Satellite systems), Saturdays 8:30 - 9:00 AM, Sundays 1:00 - 3:00 AM Courtesy of ARC TV

Fat Tuesday/ Mardi Gras

Get your New First Friday Festival in Downtown Johnson City, TN

4th Annual International Women’s Day Celebration Country Club of Bristol at 5:00. See their ad on page 21.

Watch Mountain Music Showcase on TV!

Ash Wednesday

Seen on WAPK TV Channel 6 (Most Cable), Channel 36 (Satellite systems), Saturdays 8:30 - 9:00 AM, Sundays 1:00 - 3:00 AM Courtesy of ARC TV

St. Patricks Day Washington County VA Chamber of Commerce Breakfast Virginia Ball Room – Every Third Thursday at 7:30am BYOB (Bring Your Own Business) See ad on page 12.

Daylight Saving Time Begins

Seen on WAPK TV Channel 6 (Most Cable), Channel 36 (Satellite systems), Saturdays 8:30 - 9:00 AM, Sundays 1:00 - 3:00 AM Courtesy of ARC TV

Purim Watch Mountain Music Showcase on TV!

Seen on WAPK TV Channel 6 (Most Cable), Channel 36 (Satellite systems), Saturdays 8:30 - 9:00 AM, Sundays 1:00 - 3:00 AM Courtesy of ARC TV

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First Day of Spring

Seen on WAPK TV Channel 6 (Most Cable), Channel 36 (Satellite systems), Saturdays 8:30 - 9:00 AM, Sundays 1:00 - 3:00 AM Courtesy of ARC TV

Watch Mountain Music Showcase on TV!

March is National Nutrition Month National Women's History Month

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Bristol, TN/VA When a trio of Detroit-based performers can literally take over a Caribbean nation with a Number One hit record that sits atop the charts for months and evokes an outpouring of screaming fans; when The Tonight Show with Jay Leno takes notice; when Business Week grants an entire article; when Chevrolet chooses this group to represent them nationwide…you know you are witnessing the real thing! And Horizon is most definitely the real thing: a riveting, high-energy, joyous Motown sound that commands the stage and the audience

from curtain to curtain. The Legends of Motown & More is no ordinary “motown” show. Handpicked for their voices, their dancing ability, their humor, their likeability, Horizon is a perfectly polished theatrical ensemble, complete with costuming and a world-class instrumental ensemble. Their breathtaking a cappella singing, their super-charged dance routines, their engaging wit, and their obvious love for the music all combine to catapult Motown back to its glory days. Whether Horizon is singing the music of The Temptations, The Spinners, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, or Earth, Wind & Fire, it’s as if the original group has stopped by for a quick visit. Audiences can’t help themselves. Before Horizon has finished, they are on their feet. They are dancing. They are singing. They are cheering. They have fallen captive to Horizon! The Legends Of Motown & More is a guaranteed winner for anyone who ever danced, or fell in love, to the magic of Motown. Horizon will be performing at the Paramount Center for the Arts in Downtown Bristol TN/VA on Saturday, February 19th, 2011 @ 7:30PM. Tickets are $34 Adults, $30 Senior/Student. Group rates are available. Johnson City, TN “I can't wait for him to get home.” “Life is going to be wonderful.” “We are never going to fight like other married people do.” Have you ever been a newlywed? Have you ever known someone who has been? Whether you were those newlyweds or they were friends, you'll stroll fondly through those first few days of married bliss in Neil Simon's Barefoot in the Park. Blue Moon Dinner Theatre opens its 2011 season with Neil Simon's Barefoot in the Park on February 5. This romantic comedy will run until March 5. An evening with the Blue Moon begins with a candlelit meal followed by a live performance of a play. The Blue Moon Dinner Theatre is located in downtown Johnson City at 215 East Main Street. Reservations can be made by visiting Blue Moon online at or by calling 423-232-1350. Barefoot in the Park is rated PG. For Barefoot in the Park, performances are scheduled on select Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, with other dates available by special arrangement. The theatre opens at 6 o'clock for evening performances, dinner service begins at 6:30 p.m., and the performance begins at 7:30 p.m. For Sunday matinées, doors open at 1:00 p.m., dinner service begins at 1:30 p.m., and performance begins at 2:30 p.m. Tickets for dinner and performance are $39.99 plus tax. Dessert & Show tickets and Show Only tickets are available as well. For complete information and reservations, visit the website at or call (423) 232-1350 for tickets or information on group discounts. Rogersville, TN The Rogersville Playhouse and the Rogersville Arts Council are proud to announce the upcoming production of "Smoke on the Mountain". "Smoke on the Mountain" takes place in 1938 at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church in Mount Pleasant, North Carolina. The play presents a Saturday night Gospel sing, featuring the Sanders Family in their first night back on the gospel circuit in five years. When you boil it down this show is about having hope and faith, and of course fellowship. Things to which I think we can all relate. Pastor Oglethorpe, a young and enthusiastic minister, has enlisted the Sanders Family in his efforts to bring his tiny congregation into the “modern world.” Opening night jitters combined with the disdain of a pair of spinsters who are the church’s chief benefactors, keep the evening on the verge of chaos. Between songs, the family members witness and tell personal stories that relate to their trials of faith. Performances are the 1st, 3rd, and 4th weekends of March. Tickets are $10 per person. Rogersville Playhouse TOP HAT Multicultural Arts Center 1924 E. Main St. -American Legion Rd. -Rogersville, TN 37857 – 423.921.0027 Dates and Times are as follows: Friday, March 4 @ 7:00PM Saturday, March 5 @ 7:00PM Sunday, March 6 @ 2:30PM Friday, March 18 @ 7:00PM Saturday, March 19 @ 7:00PM Sunday, March 20 @ 2:30PM Friday, March 25 @ 7:00PM Saturday, March 26 @ 7:00PM Sunday, March 27 @ 2:30PM Rogersville Heritage Association -415 South Depot Street -Rogersville, TN 37857-3331, Phone (423) 272-1961-Email - -Web - Hale Springs Inn Upcoming events: 2-25-11 Scotch, Cigar, Tapas tasting for the gentleman 2-25-11 Chocolate, wine and tapas tasting for the ladies March 17-20 Bristol Race March 12th Guest Waiters

March 25th Mediterranean Wine Dinner, by Guest Chef Ben Zandi April 24th Easter Brunch April 16th Guest Chef Steve Nelson May7th Derby Party starting at 4:00 p.m. May 8th Mothers day Brunch May 27th Scotch, cigar and tapas night May 27th Chocolate, wine and tapas night For additional information contact the Hale Springs Inn at 423-272-5171 Tri-Cites, TN/VA Mountain States Health Alliance - Listing of upcoming classes Health Resources Center Call 423-915-5200 for more information YOUNG MOMS & DADS GROUP March 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29, 3:30-5 p.m. Facilitator: Pam King, RN, JCMC This special group is designed to meet the unique needs of the pregnant teenager. Join us for prizes, fun and learning! FREE! *Annex LIVING WELL WITH CHRONIC CONDITIONS March 4, 11, 18, 25 & April 1 & 8, 12:30-2:30 p.m. – 6-Week Series Facilitator: Rita Hunter, TN Area Agency on Aging If you or someone you care for is living with a chronic condition, join us to receive support for your journey. Learn practical ways to deal with symptoms, gain a better understanding of treatment options and tips for talking with your care team and family about your health. FREE! *Annex BRUSH UP ON DIABETES & ORAL CARE March 7, 6-7 p.m. Speaker: Elizabeth Cannon, DDS Good dental care is especially important for people with diabetes. Learn steps for fighting gum disease and preventing other dental problems. FREE! *HRC SPINAL COMPRESSION FRACTURES March 8, 6-7 p.m. Speaker: Timothy Fullagar, MD Back pains can be a sign that small fractures are occurring in the bones that form your spine and can occur as a result of osteoporosis, cancer or benign tumors. Learn about symptoms, diagnosis and treatment options, including a new procedure, Kyphoplasty. FREE! *HRC FIBROMYALGIA SUPPORT GROUP March 8, 6-7:30 p.m. Speaker: Greg Moore, DDS Learn how fibromyalgia may affect your dental health and how your oral health can affect your overall wellness. FREE! *Annex DIABETES – NUTRITION BASICS March 9, 9-10:30 a.m. Speaker: Jennifer Persinger, RD, CDE, JCMC This class teaches basic nutrition survival skills when newly diagnosed with diabetes. FREE! *Annex MEDICARE 101 March 10, noon-1 p.m. Speaker: Melody Conkin, TN Area Agency on Aging Gain a better understanding of Medicare including eligibility, all the “Parts” (A, B, C, D), what’s covered and what isn’t, prescription coverage, what Medicare pays if you have other coverage plus some changes for 2011. FREE! *Annex SURVIVING WELL WITH CANCER March 10, 6-7:30 p.m. Speakers: Rita and Bob Hunter, Cancer Survivors Our focus will be on relationships and tips for staying close when dealing with cancer. Refreshments. FREE! *HRC CORONARY RISK PANEL March 12, 7-9:30 a.m. Total Cholesterol, HDL, LDL, Triglycerides, Blood Glucose and Hematocrit. No food or drink (except water) 8-12 hours before the test. $15 fee. *Annex COPING WITH LOSS – GOOD GRIEF March 14, 6:30–8 p.m. Speaker: Elizabeth B. Brown, Author Join us as we focus on handling the losses in our lives. Refreshments. FREE! *Annex

LOWERING YOUR CHOLESTEROL & TRIGLYCERIDES March 16, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Speaker: Sarah N. Webb, RD, JCMC FREE! *Annex BFF CLUB - BREAST FRIENDS FOREVER March 17, 6:30-8 p.m. Facilitator: Karen Mabe Learn, share and gain strength from each other. In conjunction with the American Cancer Society. FREE! *HRC FEMALE URINARY INCONTINENCE & PELVIC ORGAN PROLAPSE March 17, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Speaker: R. Keith Huffaker, MD Get answers about diagnosis and treatment of these common problems. FREE! *HRC CPR – HEALTHCARE PROVIDER March 19, 8 a.m.-noon or 1-5 p.m. Includes new AHA guidelines. Fee for class. *Annex BEAT THE TOBACCO HABIT! March 19, noon-1 p.m. Speaker: Darlene Hatley, RN, MS, JCMC Learn practical tips and get the support you need to quit for good. FREE Orientation! Series available. *HRC CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE March 21, 6-7 p.m. Speaker: Jennifer Smith, RN, MSHA What is CHF? Learn about causes, symptoms, how a heart with CHF differs from a healthy heart, diagnosis and treatment. FREE! *HRC INSULIN PUMP SUPPORT GROUP March 22, 5-6 p.m. Speaker: Leslie Hertwig, Accu-Check Join us for a discussion on the Accu-Check Spirit Pump and get answers to your pump related questions. FREE! *HRC EXERCISE AT YOUR DESK March 22, 6-7 p.m. Instructor: Darlene Hatley, RN, MS, JCMC Learn exercises and tips to keep your metabolism elevated while sitting at your desk. Plus relaxing, stretching exercises for those stressful days. FREE! *Annex ABNORMAL PAP SMEAR - WHAT DOES IT MEAN? March 23, noon-1 p.m. Speaker: Eva Pickler, MD Get answers about Pap smear results, info about dysplasia, cervical cancer, the latest treatments and more. FREE! *HRC CARING FOR THE CAREGIVER March 24, 2-3 p.m. Speaker: Karen Fleenor, LMSW, MSHA Our topic will be Life Lessons from Alzheimer’s. Gain strength and encouragement. FREE! *HRC MOM & BABY CONNECTION – BREASTFEEDING GROUP March 24, 4-5:30 p.m. Speaker: Rohan Krehbiel, Dietetic Intern Join us for a discussion on starting solids and calorie needs in infants and toddlers. Babies welcome! Refreshments. FREE! *Annex DECIDE FOR YOURSELF – ADVANCE DIRECTIVES March 25, noon-1 p.m. Speaker: Deborah Eller, MSHA Pastoral Care Find out more about a Living Will and Durable Power of Attorney for Healthcare as well as the opportunity to complete the forms, if desired. FREE! *HRC AARP SAFE DRIVING REFRESHER COURSE March 28 & 29, 8 a.m.-noon Instructor: Jerry Windbigler Adults ages 50+ can learn ways to improve driving skills and update knowledge of today’s roads and vehicles. Sponsored by the Pinnacle Club. Fee for 2-part series. *Annex THYROID GLAND – MYTH VS. FACT March 28, 6-7 p.m. Speaker: Rich Marlar, MD Get the facts about common thyroid problems, testing & treatment. FREE! *HRC COPING WITH LOSS – THE GRIEF JOURNEY March 28, 6:30-8 p.m. Speaker: Michael Lester, Min. Div. Join us as we focus on moving toward healing. Refreshments. FREE! *Annex SCRUMPTIOUS SPRING SALADS March 29, noon-1 p.m. Speaker: Sarah N. Webb, RD, MSHA Spring into lighter, healthier eating with delicious salads. Recipes and samples courtesy of Earth Fare. FREE! *HRC

ZUMBA – DANCE YOUR WAY TO FITNESS! March 29, 6-7 p.m. Instructor: Darlene Hatley, RN, MS Come try this high-energy, “feel happy” workout that is great for your body and mind! $5 fee. *Annex DRY EYE SYNDROME March 29, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Speaker: Judaun Alison, MD If you are experiencing red, irritated, burning eyes, come learn more about dry eye syndrome. FREE! *HRC DIABETES AND HEALTHY EATING March 30, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Speaker: Jennifer Persinger, RD, CDE This fun, interactive class focuses on portion control, strategies for healthy eating, challenges, planning, blood sugar control & more. $10 fee. *Annex Marcia Horne, President of Siberian Husky Assist dog rescue had set up the re-enactment of the 1925 Alaska Serum Run on the Virginia Creeper Trail which so many families have come out to see with the rescued Siberian Huskies and teams of dogsleds. She also set up Adventures in Animal Rescue, a regional television program last year to educate about all species of animals in the region. Now Marcia is also working at helping with human lives. Rough financial times for everyone gives her an opportunity to offer a choice of voluntary worksite benefits. Employees can choose exactly what insurance products they need and can afford. Working with Liberty National Insurance she wants to help businesses to be able to offer voluntary benefits to employees through their workplace. Marcia can be reached at 276-494-3153. The Pinnacle Club is a membership program for people 50 and older sponsored by Mountain States Health Alliance. Pinnacle Club members enjoy numerous benefits and savings, including annual blood work, health screenings and seminars, exercise classes, educational and social programs, travel opportunities and numerous other discounts. The annual membership fee is $15 per person or $25 for two individuals at the same address. For more information or to join the Pinnacle Club, call Sharon Cameron at 423-431-1312. March 8 - 8 a.m. – Franklin Woods Community Hospital, 1st Level Family Birth Classroom. New members’ orientation. Fasting blood work for new and renewing members. Refreshments will be served after blood is taken. To register, call 1-800-8885551 and press 4.

blood work for new and renewing members. Refreshments will be served after blood is taken. To register, call 1-800-888-5551 and press 4. 11:30 a.m. – Sycamore Shoals Hospital, Community Lunch & Learn, Dutch Treat. Noon – Lorrie Wilson, First Tennessee Area Agency on Aging Medicare Fraud and Abuse. To register, call 1-800-888-5551 and press 4. The Spine Health Foundation, Inc. held its official launch event on Thursday, February 24, 2011 at The Troutdale Dining Room. The event was sponsored by Alphatec Spine. Alphatec Spine is a leader in designing, developing and manufacturing innovative products for spine surgeons. Ben Zandi, CEO of Troutdale Kitchens states, “I am very proud and honored to be the President of the Board of Directors for this great organization.” Dr. David Wiles of East Tennessee Brain and Spine, P.C. opened the meeting by introducing Dr. Morgan Lorio, FACS, internationally renowned spine surgeon and Official Spokesperson for the Spine Health Foundation, Inc. The purpose of this event was to mark the official beginning of this new 501 ( C) (3) non-profit organization as well as to serve as informational meeting about the mission and the vision. The Spine Health Foundation, Inc., provides a new and innovative non-profit approach to help people regain their quality of life. “Our mission statement is simple. To provide education, encouragement and healing solutions to individuals suffering from chronic back pain”, states Executive Director, Carol Conduff. Carol experienced sudden onset low-back pain, which resulted in chronic back pain. “Surgery was the only viable option for me to move forward with my life. I love being active, and have a real passion for life. Extreme back pain takes the joy out of everything you would otherwise enjoy. Knowing that others are suffering with extreme back pain on a daily basis provided me with the motivation to do something about it.” In its infancy, the Spine Health Foundation will be focusing on raising awareness of chronic and debilitating back pain related to spinal disorders, along with raising funds to support its mission. Once a financial benchmark has been reached, they will begin accepting applications from individuals who are seeking assistance. The professional community quickly embraced the concept and idea of providing positive solutions to individuals with spinal pain. The Board of Directors is comprised of leading business professionals throughout our community. For more information about this topic, or to make a contribution, please contact the Spine Health Foundation at: 423.467.2087 or browse our website at:

Please join us for one of the 2011's most entertaining events –

The 9th Annual Washington County Library's “A Tisket, A Tasket, A Literary Basket" Saturday, April 9 from 6-9 pm Glenrochie Country Club, Abingdon, VA

6 p.m. – Sycamore Shoals Classroom Alzheimer’s Community Group Meeting. To register, call 1-800-888-5551 and press 4.

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!

March 10- 8 a.m. – Indian Path, Cafeteria Classroom New members’ orientation. Fasting blood work for new and renewing members. Refreshments will be served after blood is taken. To register, call 1-800-888-5551 and press 4. 11:30 a.m. – Ryan’s Johnson City, Community Lunch & Learn. Noon – Gerald Falasca, MD, rheumatologist with Medical Specialists of Johnson City. “Common Musculoskeletal Ailments: What’s the Difference between Bursitis and Tendinitis Anyway?” To register, call 1-800-888-5551 and press 4. March 15 - 8:15 a.m. – Sycamore Shoals Hospital Classroom. New members’ orientation. Fasting

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She Said, “In my house, it's the man!” ...Ann, Johnson City, TN She Said, “Neither!” ...Patricia, Tri-Cities, TN She Said, “My husband is better at saving money because he never wants to spend money on anything. Guess that makes him better at saving money or just better at pinching pennies.” ...Sheryl, Blountville, TN

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