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Through the colder than usual winter, and this economy, don’t you just want a reason to smile? Go ahead – Smile! The flowers are blooming, the sun is shinning, and the lawn mowers are mowing; all indicators of a start of a new season – spring! A good reason to smile!

Another reason to smile? How about all the shopping and fun events planned at our 4th “All About Women Expo & Craft Show?” The first 25 attendees to register at Voice Magazine’s booth each day will receive a ‘free’ tote bag with lot of goodies. And – if you haven’t registered for the Mutt Strutt Doggie Fashion Show, do it now! This year has a new category –‘Look-a-Like your Pet,’ and with a limited number of contestants, you can not wait to the last minute. Register today! Great Prizes and door prizes! EXHIBITORS – CALL NOW for a few remaining booths – 423-926-9983 or visit: www.voicemagazineforwomen.com. Don’t miss this opportunity! Also, be sure to call our office to reserve your ticket (s) for the Ladies Fashion Show Luncheon on Friday, April 30, from 11:00am – 2:00pm. Includes a lunch, fashions, and guest speakers. Tickets are $15.00 per person and $5.00 from each ticket sale 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 purchase discounts on tickets. (5 or more) Check out this issue for all the activities and the partial list of exhibitors! Please join us this year! Also, watch for our ‘new’ website to debut in the near future! AND – are you a writer with a specialty? Watch our website for future opportunities! We invite you to join our local version of Facebook, through our website by clicking on: http://tricitiesbusinesswomen.ning.com -Women Networking in Tri-Cities TN/VA. And - we want to hear from you! Please send your suggestions, comments and press releases to: comments@voicemagazineforwomen.com. Thank you to all our supporters and fans. Thought of the month: "Live with intention. Walk to the edge. Listen hard. Practice wellness. Play with abandon. Laugh. Choose with no regret. Appreciate your friends. Continue to learn. Do what you love. Live as if this is all there is.” -Mary Anne Radmacher Verse of the month: “Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ.” Philippians 1:6 KJV

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It’s Spring! Tips to Get Growing Crystal Robertson, UT Extension Agent

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April Hot Hunk Hunt! The March “Hot Hunk” was Matt Czuchry in the Uptown Interiors ad on Page 12.

Apolo Ohno the most decorated American Winter Olympic athlete of all time 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: Jane Roberts Bristol, TN as the winner of lunch for two in the March Hot Hunk Hunt!

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Who is in the Boat with You? Philippian 3:10, know him. And the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of his suffering, being made conformable unto his death. “That I might” You and I were created to know God Almighty. This is man chief and ultimate purpose. There is an empty place deep within each of us that will never be filled until we know Him.

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We Have Herbs!

John 3:13, “For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” Ask Jesus to come into your life and be the Lord of your life.” John 17:3, “and this life eternal, that thy might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.” This not only is a prayer, but the beginning of a marvelous revelation. What was started at salvation has no end. God wants to give you an unfolding revelation of who He is. He is Elohim - My Creator - Jehovah - My Lord God - El Shaddai - My Supplier Adonai - My Master - Jehovah Jireh - My Provider - Jehovah Rophe - My Healer Jehovah Nissi - My Banner - Jehovah Mikkadesh - My Sanctifier - Jehovah Tsidkenu - My Righteousness - Jehovah Shalom - My Peace - Jehovah Rohi - My Shepherd Jehovah Shammah - My Abiding Presence God’s word refers to other names for the Lord, but these twelve reveal His heart and nature. Who is in the boat with you? Jesus wants to give you the ability - He wants to bless you - He wants to give you peace - He wants to heal you - He wants to give his wisdom, knowledge, and understanding - He wants to give you victory - He wants to make you free from all oppression -

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Happy Easter – He has Risen! “And there are also many other things which Jesus did, the which, if they should be written every one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that should be written. Amen.” John 21:25 KJV

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Small Bust - The perfect bathing suit tops that enhance the cleavage you have are the push-ups and padded tops. Avoid too much skin by trying a top that has ruffles or a horizontal neckline. This draws attention away from your small chest. Avoid tops that have horizontal stripes or patterns. Large Bust - With large busts it’s all about providing support. Choose a bathing suit top that has wide straps so you get plenty of back support, as well as tops that have foam cups or built-in bras that lift. Tankinis are a great option for busty gals that offer great coverage. To draw attention away from a large chest, wear a solid dark color on top and a solid light color on the bottom. Tummy Control - If you’ve got a little tummy pouch, your best bet is a one-piece swimsuit that offers an empire waist or side shirring. Some styles even have built-in control panels that create a slimming effect. Diagonal lines and patterns, dark colors and high-waistbands for a slimming look. Long Torso - The key to finding a swimsuit for long torsos is to create balance or the illusion of a shorter torso. Again, the tankini with a horizontal break or stripe under the bust line with high-cut bottoms is suggested. For a sexier look, opt for a one-piece with a cutout in the stomach area. long torso. Avoid high neck bathing suit tops as well as vertical stripes.

Short Torso - For women who are a little short in the midsection, bikinis will become your best friend! To create the appearance of length, go for bikini bottoms that sit low on the hips. If you’re looking for a one-piece bathing suit, choose a style that has a plunging neckline or vertical stripes. Stay away from boy shorts and bottoms with a skirt, since these make your torso look even shorter. Bottom Heavy - For big thighs or bottoms, draw attention away from the lower part of your body by wearing tops that enhance your upper body with halters, padded and push-up tops. Printed tops with dark, solid colors on the bottom will automatically cause the eye to move up instead of down. High-cut bottoms can slim large thighs and boy shorts provide excellent coverage. Also try a strapless style to balance out your figure. If you want the shopping process simplified, just visit http:// quiz.ivillage/com/diet/tests/bathingsuit answer a few questions, and based on your answers, you will be given a customized bathing suit design perfect for your body! So - go ahead – get ready for bathing suit time! www.carefair.com

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CELEBRATING QUILTING DAY

(March Issue) The article (bio) about Angela Harris and Fellowship Quilters in the March issue of Voice Magazine was written by Susan Kissinger to nominate Angela as a Second Half Champion. This is a contest which honors men and women age 50 or older who have achieved remarkable personal goals or made significant contributions to society in the second half of their lives. The contest is sponsored by Wells Fargo Advisors, and is a recognition program, which celebrates individuals who inspire us after the age of 50. Susan resides in Chuckey, TN and is a member of Fellowship Quilters. "And customers can be sure the money for anything they purchase will go right back into their community. The beauty and tradition of handmade is returning in a big way, and Fellowship Quilters is at the forefront of this growing trend."

Editorʼs Note: We apologize for the delay in recognition! Thank you!

MARCH 2010

Fellowship Quilters were featured on the cover of the March issue of Voice Magazine for Women.

Fellowship Quilters Angela Harris 105 Fox St. Jonesborough, TN 37659 423-753-4629 423-677-5990 cell www.fellowshipquilterstn.com

The Love Lavender Festival will be held May 22 & 23 at the Gardens at Eureka Inn in Jonesborough, TN.

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

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Love Lavender Festival May 22 & 23

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SHOP LOCALLY: KINGSPORT, TN Indian Path Medical Provides Education and Survivorship Support to those dealing with Breast Cancer In response to a local grant award, Indian Path Medical Center (IPMC) developed a Breast Cancer Education and Survivorship group wishing to provide a service of education and support for those dealing with breast cancer in the surrounding region. The group was formed in response to a grant awarded by the Susan G. Komen Foundation of the Tri-Cities to Mountain States Health Alliance, a not-for-profit regional family of hospitals in which IPMC belongs. Looking to incorporate the educational material utilized by the American Cancer Societyʼs I Can Cope series, the IPMC group seeks to provide encouragement and education to all stages of breast cancer from newly diagnosed to survivorship. In addition, The Regional Cancer Center at IPMC has incorporated a breast cancer nurse navigator to help patients understand their diagnosis, feel more comfortable during the treatment process and provide information and resources. The breast cancer nurse navigator can also help communicate concerns to patientʼs physician and nurses. For more information or to speak to the breast cancer nurse navigator, please call 423-232-6997. IPMCʼs Breast Cancer Education and Survivorship group meets on the fourth Tuesday of every month from 6 to 7 pm in the 2002 Conference Room on the campus of Indian Path Medical Center. For more information or to attend a group meeting, please call the group facilitator at 423-857-7103.

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SHOP LOCALLY: ABINGDON, ABINGDON, VA Abingdon Farmer’s Market Opening Soon! • Located on the corner of Remsburg and Cummings • Market opens April 17th • The Abingdon Farmerʼs Market is held outdoors, rain or shine so dress accordingly • Sturdy shopping bags or baskets will help you carry your purchases back to your vehicle • Their busiest times are from 8-10, so plan on coming earlier if you want something special, or later if you'd like to avoid the rush • Don't hesitate to ask questions! How is it grown? How do you cook it? Where can you find a special ingredient? • They have wagons available for use with large purchases during Market hours • No sales are permitted before the official opening hours of Market, 3 on Tuesdays, and 7 on Saturdays.

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Everything is blooming most recklessly; if it were voices instead of colors, there would be an unbelievable shrieking into the heart of the night.



-Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters of Rainer Maria Rilke


Mid-Atlantic Garden Faire Signals Springtime Awakening Abingdon, Virginia

With the chill of the winter wind still in the air, the Washington County Master Gardeners are hard at work preparing for the much-anticipated arrival of spring. Have you dreamed of growing your own flowers, fruits and vegetables? Do you want to add value and curb appeal to you home? The Washington County Master Gardeners have the answers! The 13th annual Mid-Atlantic Garden Faire will bring together everything savvy gardeners need to awaken their gardens and coax beautiful flowers and food from the earth.

On April 16, 17, and 18, join the Washington County Master Gardeners at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center located in historic Abingdon, Virginia minutes from I-81 off Exit 14. Drive down One Partnership Circle to discover a haven of gardening delights where garden enthusiasts will find those needed treasures to awaken any outdoor space. At the Garden Faire, occasional or serious gardeners will find what they have been searching for to grow a beautiful flower and vegetable garden.

This year’s theme “Grow Your Own” reflects Master Gardeners heightened awareness of the need for a more economically and ecologically friendly garden space. Our Garden Marketplace will be filled with everything under the sun for the discerning gardener. The Mid-Atlantic Garden Faire provides educational opportunities for gardeners to learn about all areas of the garden and landscape. Nationally acclaimed experts, Mike McGrath from National Public Radio and Ester Davis an acclaimed author will headline the educational speakers. More than 35 hours of garden-related programs is included with the price of admission. For the daily admission of $5 or the run-of-show $10 pass, entertaining, educational opportunities abound. Visit the Plant Clinic to pose gardening queries to the trained Master Gardener. After solving your garden problems, relax at the Garden Café featuring a delectable

menu, and the finish the culinary experience at the Latte Loft relaxing with a cup of fresh brewed coffee and homemade muffin. Before leaving the garden, don’t miss Frank Renault’s spectacular collection of floral photographs or the Table Top Competition for creative table setting ideas for entertaining.

“If you are dreaming of the perfect garden, breathtaking landscaping, and gracious outdoor living spaces, the Mid-Atlantic Garden Faire is the place to make all of your gardening dreams come true,” added Margie Munsey, Garden Faire Chairperson. Article by Frances M. Wall & Photos Contributed

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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!

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“Spirit Led Women” conference to be held

The Tri-Cities Section will be holding a women’s conference entitled “Spirit Led Women”. The conference will be held at Sacred Cross Assembly of God, 2222 Volunteer Parkway, Bristol, TN on Friday April 23rd at 7:00 pm and Saturday April 24th at 9:00 am with lunch provided. Featured speakers are Autumn Payne, Ladies and Girls Administrative Assistant for Tennessee and Kay Enfinger, Regional Coordinator for East Tennessee. Praise and worship will be led by Latonia Kimery. Registration is $10.00 and includes Saturday luncheon. For more information or to register, call 423-652-4692 by Monday, April 19th. You can also visit our website at sacredcrossag.org.

Voice Magazine for Women requests the honor of your presence at the 4th Annual All About Women Expo & Craft Show The Bristol Mall Bristol, VA

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It’s Spring! Tips to Get Growing By Crystal Robertson, UT Extension Agent

Crystal Robertson

“April showers bring May flowers”, the saying goes, and that means the beginning of gardening season. While Spring cleaning your lawn and garden this season, take some time to assess your land for potential problems and conservation opportunities. Your lawn and garden are probably the last places you’d expect to find pollution problems. After all, they’re part of nature, aren’t they? But behind the full foliage of your shade trees and generous bloom of your flowerbed, there may be dangers that can threaten your health and the environment.

On the average, homeowners use ten times more chemical pesticides and fertilizers per acre than farmers use on farmland. When these chemicals are applied improperly, they can find their way into drinking water wells or pollute nearby lakes and streams. Children are particularly vulnerable to chemicals that are stored or used without taking proper safety precautions. Exposed soil that washes away during a storm can harm wildlife habitats and choke waterways. Indiscriminate watering wastes large amounts of clean drinking water. It may seem that your contribution is minor, but the combined effects of thousands of homes can add up to be a major problem. While you’re getting geared up for another beautiful blooming season, here are a few tips to consider: 1.Soil Testing: Applying fertilizer without first testing your soil for its nutrient content is like taking medicine without knowing your symptoms. Your soil already has certain levels of the nutrients necessary for proper plant growth, such as nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium. If you apply the wrong amount of fertilizer to your soil, you can actually increase the incidence of insects and disease. Testing your soil to find out how much of each nutrient is present takes the guesswork out of applying fertilizer. It’s possible that some parts of your property need regular applications of fertilizer while other areas need little or none. Soil testing will give you the answer.

Viola’s Tips: Salt and Vinegar See if they work! Put some vinegar in bowls when you are having company and the vinegar will get rid of cigarette smoke. Keep salt near the stove in case of a grease fire. Before washing a very greasy pan pour salt in pan and wipe with a paper towel. Clean coffee stains from aluminum coffee pots and porcelain coffee cups by rubbing a little salt on stain. Pour salt on fabric with a new grease spot on the salt and it will soak up some of the grease. Then scrub new salt gently into fabric and rinse before laundering. Soak new pantyhose in a salt bath, they are less likely to run. When making potato salad with hard cooked eggs, boil the eggs in salted water and you won't have a problem peeling them. Clean your copper molds or pans with paste of vinegar and salt.

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2.Lawn testing: Many plant problems are caused by chemical overuse. Select the least toxic chemicals, or investigate encouraging beneficial insects and birds to feed on pests in your garden. Do not apply fertilizers or pesticides up to 24 hours before a rainfall. Runoff can wash the chemicals into storm sewers. Contrary to popular belief, water in storm sewers is not on its way to a treatment plant. Storm sewers form an underground network that empties directly into local bodies of water. www.HousekeepingHelpers.com

3.Water Conservation: Gardeners can take advantage of free water via the use of rain barrels, which capture free, soft, non-chlorinated rainwater and serve as a cost-effective alternative. These are inexpensive and easy to maintain, and they're simple to make. All it takes is a barrel, a hose, and some ingenuity. Typically, a resident directs a gutter downspout into a 50- to 60-gallon rain barrel. A hose can be attached to a faucet at the bottom of the barrel to release water by gravity. Mosquitoes can be prevented by covering the top of the barrel with a mesh material or window screen—or by adding a mosquito doughnut to the barrel. Conserving rainwater also reduces the amount of storm water runoff at home.

"Spring is when you feel like whistling even with a shoe full of slush." - Doug Larson

The key is doing your homework before you start treatment and identifying problems correctly. If you would like additional information or to obtain a free soil testing kit, please contact your county UT Extension office, or call me at (423) 743-9584.

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Voice Magazine is hosting our 4th All About Women Expo & Craft Show with this year’s theme – “Giving Back to the Community” The scheduled events during the show are for entertainment, but most are to raise money for different local charities. Please join us in our supportive efforts of a weekend of “giving to the community.” The Fashion Show Luncheon – Friday, April 30 Five dollars ($5.00) from each Fashion Show Luncheon ticket ‘sold’ will be donated to the ‘Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee.’ Food barrels will be set up to receive donations. Please help us support their mission. Mission: Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee feeds the hungry by securing donations of food from national and local manufacturers, grocers, and individuals, and redistributing to qualified non-profit charities that feed the hungry in an eight county region of Northeast Tennessee composed of Carter, Greene, Hancock, Hawkins, Johnson, Sullivan, Washington and Unicoi Counties. The Mutt Strutt Doggie Fashion – Saturday, May 1 Emcee - Jurnee Allena Carr – Miss Teen Tennessee International 2010 This fun event is to raise awareness of the needs of the local animal shelters. There is not an entry fee for the contestants and no charge to attend, but we ask for donations of pet food, money, and/or other items. Our Emcee, Jurnee, is the 15-year-old daughter of Junior & Whitney Carr of Johnson City, TN, and is a freshman at Daniel Boone High School. An accomplished athlete, she excels in 3 sports: golf, volleyball & basketball while maintaining a straight “A” student status. Jurnee has a passion for animals and in 2007 she founded a non-profit organization: “Jurnee’s Journey: Helping All God’s Creation’s” which raises funds for No-Kill Animal groups to help save animals from being euthanized. Her website www.jurneesjourney.org gets several hits daily and is growing in popularity. Appearing on several local TV stations, radio shows, and sponsoring Pet Shows to help raise funds for her organization, to date she has raised over $4,500 & donated it all to help animals find loving, forever homes in our community. On a side note - In September 2009, Jurnee brought home the state title of Miss Teen Tennessee International 2010 and will compete for the National title in Chicago in July 2010. We wish Jurnee the best of luck raising funds for her organization and hope that she brings home the National title! The Bachelor’s Auction, Saturday, May 1 This ‘premier’ event with our show is set to raise money for the organization, ‘Abuse Alternatives,’ serving in Bristol, VA/TN, Washington County, VA and upper Sullivan County, TN. We ask for your participation and join us in supporting and raising funds for this dedicated organization. The Silent Art Auction – Sunday, May 2 We have the honor and privilege to host a silent auction with art pieces from local artists for ‘The Theatre of Bristol.’ Many of you know of my ‘love’ of the theater. We have a region rich in talent and creativity. Please join us in our support of the ARTS and the local children’s theatre. Local artists, such as C. David Cook, Tony Henson, and many more are donating the art pieces. The weekend of April 30- May 2 is packed with many activities and fundraisers. Please show your support to the local businesses and to the local organizations that count on your donations. We, at Voice Magazine, are honored to host this event and the activities! Come see it all – at the Bristol Mall!


FREE TO ATTEND! April 30, May 1 & May 2 THE BRISTOL MALL (BRISTOL, VA) . GREAT PRIZES!

The first 25 will receive a free tote bag full of goodies each day! (One per person) You must come by the Voice Magazine booth to register. Also register to win a free cruise at the Cruise Planners’ booth!

Tickets on Sale for the Ladies Fashion Show Luncheon Friday, April 30 from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm Only $15.00! Call now to reserve. A portion of proceeds will be donated to Second Harvest Food Bank. RSVP by April 20. Door prizes!

Voice Magazine Gives Back! A portion of all proceeds from events will be donated to charities.

Register your dog for the Greatest Annual Mutt Strutt Doggie Fashion Show held on Saturday, May 1!

Pre-registration required. Deadline April 25. Show starts at 11am. Great prizes! No entry fee. Donations accepted for local animal shelters.

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Remember... You are not alone. Contact us anytime at 1-423-764-ABUSE (2287) or 1-800-987-6499 www.abusealternatives.org

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Demonstrations, Seminars, Kid’s Activities & Lots More! Ladies Fashion Show Luncheon Friday, April 30 11:00 am - 2:00 pm Tickets $15.00 (Donating portion of proceeds to Second Harvest Food Bank)

Mutt Strutt Doggie Fashion Show

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Ask Ann by Ann Woods

Xà|Öâxààx dâxáà|ÉÇá 9 TÇáãxÜá Some of my colleagues show the most amazing insensitivity at meetings. They think nothing of talking with each other or “texting” while someone else is speaking. A few of them even use nail clippers and files during a meeting! Suggestions: For those who exhibit rude behavior by carrying on conversations while someone else is speaking; simply stop dead in your verbal tracks, glance over at the offenders and maintain eye contact until they quiet down and then resume speaking. If you’re not the speaker, try directing your glance at the offenders. Eventually, they should get the point. And for the frustrated manicurists, glance or glare at the nail clippers (the object- not the person) for a focused moment. Although you may not see immediate results, there’s a good chance the offender will get the point. Q. House painters, window installers and electricians have asked to use my bathroom. I couldn’t say no but I wanted to. Is it all right to refuse them, or is it poor taste? I feel is it an invasion and that they could drive to the nearest service station.

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by Brandi Woodall Positive Approach Events & Consulting Spring is upon us and we’re all getting ready to raise the windows and clean out those closets. But wait a minute, what better time than to size up those sweaters and pants you’ve been wearing all winter long? When I refer to spring cleaning, I’m taking a good hard look at myself… my health AND well-being. I am embarking on a 60-day journey with the help of a fitness program that I will be evaluating called BrideBody Now. Because I am an event planner, I felt an evaluation would only be fair since I wouldn’t send Brandi Woodall a bride-to-be to taste cake without first tasting the cakes myself…maybe that’s how I got here? While fitness is a goal, it is not the only part of this journey. Throughout the process I will be maintaining a blog about the process of getting fit and about finding out a little more about who I am. I invite the contributors, readers, and advertisers in Voicemagazine for women, to partner with me in the journey as well. In exchange, I’ll be

A. Having work done on your house is already an invasion. I suggest you put away your dainty lace towels and personal items until the work is finished. It is not only good taste, but human decency requires that you allow people on your premises to use your bathroom. Q. May I cut my salad? My mother has always contended that it is impolite to do so. A. Yes, you can cut your salad. The lingering resistance dates from the time when knife blades were made of silver which reacted with the vinegar in salad dressings. Today, most knife blades are made of stainless steel and cutting your salad is simply a matter of personal preference. Just remember to never cut up the entire salad at once. Only cut one bite at a time. This also holds true for meat or anything else that requires cutting. 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: cotillion@btes.tv

blogging and facebooking all along the way! Positive Approach Events & Consulting is once again the Event Coordinator for the annual Women’s Expo hosted by Voice-magazine for women, which will take place on April 30th-May 2nd, 2010 at the Bristol Mall. This is where I’ll unveil the new “me”. So make sure you plan on attending and look for the gal who resembles the one in the “Before” pictures that I will be posting online! While I didn’t pose in any particular clothing, I will have recent photos of myself in the past 2 months or so. So this spring, while you’re cleaning that garage and planting those flowers, think about all of the things you are doing for your house, why not do some things for you? Whether it’s doing that hobby, writing a book, getting back into a fitness routine, or whatever it is that you have wanted to do but just haven’t, GO FOR IT. Find something that is enriching in your life this year; make this year “All About You!” Visit and Follow this On-line Journal at www.positiveplanning.wordpress.com . To contact me about featuring your business on the blog, or to send tips and recipes, email brandiwoodall@aol.com. Editor’s Note: We ask that our advertisers become active participants in Brandi’s journey! Do you have a service or product that could help her in achieving her ‘new look?’ Contact Brandi or Voice Magazine! If your products and/or business are a part of her new look, you will be announced at our Expo and promoted in Voice Magazine!

Event Planning from Concept to Clean-Up

Brandi R. Woodall www.positiveapproachevents.com

Phone 423-946-2693 Email brandiwoodall@aol.com


Enjoy the r taste of ou ning” in w rd a w “a wines!

Salad and potato served up!

Why eat sweet potatoes? The deep orange-yellow color of sweet potatoes tells you that they're high in the antioxidant beta-carotene. Food sources of beta-carotene, which are converted to vitamin A in your body, may help slow the aging process and reduce the risk of some cancers. Sweet potatoes are also good sources of fiber, vitamins B-6, C and E, folate and potassium. And like all vegetables, they're fat-free and relatively low in calories — one small sweet potato has just 54 calories. Why eat red beans? Red beans — including small red beans and dark red kidney beans — are good sources of iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, copper and thiamin. They're also an excellent low-fat, low-calorie source of protein and dietary fiber. Red beans also contain phytonutrients that may help prevent chronic diseases, such as cardiovascular disease and cancer Why eat salmon? Salmon is an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids — a type of fat that makes your blood less likely to form clots that may cause heart attacks. Omega-3s may also protect against irregular heartbeats that may cause sudden cardiac death, decrease triglyceride levels, decrease the growth of artery-clogging plaques, lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of stroke. In addition to being an excellent source of omega-3s, salmon is low in saturated fat and cholesterol and is a good source of protein. Why eat apples? Apples are an excellent source of pectin, a soluble fiber that can lower blood cholesterol and glucose levels. Fresh apples are also good sources of vitamin C — an antioxidant that protects your body's cells from damage. Vitamin C also helps form the connective tissue collagen, keeps your capillaries and blood vessels healthy, and aids in the absorption of iron. Why eat almonds? These tear-shaped nuts are packed with nutrients — fiber, riboflavin, magnesium, iron and calcium. In fact, almonds have more calcium than any other nut — 75 milligrams (mg) in one serving (about 23 almonds). Also, one serving of almonds provides half of your body's Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) of vitamin E. Like all nuts, almonds provide one of the best plant sources of protein. And they're good for your heart. Most of the fat in almonds is monounsaturated fat — a healthier type of fat that may help lower blood cholesterol levels. Why eat spinach? Spinach is high in vitamins A and C and folate. It's also a good source of riboflavin, vitamin B-6, calcium, iron and magnesium. The plant compounds in spinach may boost your immune system and may help keep your hair and skin healthy.

Here is a great example of a delicious, healthy salad: • two cups of green leaf lettuce • one-fourth cup raw green beans • one-fourth cup snap peas • one-fourth cup chopped tomato • one-fourth cup sliced carrots • one-fourth cup apple slices • one-fourth cup blueberries • one-fourth cup chopped chicken breast or salmon • one chopped hard boiled egg • one ounce of shredded mozzarella cheese • one-eighth cup walnut pieces • lemon and lime wedges

Bon Appetite!

Countryside Vineyard and Winery Received Two International Gold Ribbon Awards Voted as the #1 Local Winery Gift Items, Gift Certificates & Baskets Wine and Beer Making Supplies FREE Tours and Wine Tastings Directions: Exit 63 off I-81, go past old Sam’s Club building and the water tower. Take the third road on the left - Henry Harr Rd - and continue for 1/2 mile and you will see us on the left. Approximately 1.5 mi. from the exit. WORTH THE DRIVE!

CALL US OR STOP BY! 423-323-1660 Monday -Saturday 10:00am - 6:00pm • Sunday 1:00pm - 6:00pm

Miss Melanie’s Tea Room Lunch or Afternoon Tea by Reservations 11am-2pm Enroll Now for "Kids in Kitchen" Cooking Camps Make your Reservations for Ann of Green Gables Tea on Saturday, April 24th

123 E. Unaka Ave. Johnson City, TN

Lunch • Afternoon Tea • Private Parties

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Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie. - Jim Davis Love to Cook? People Love to Eat! Make money with a ‘recession proof’ business! Established and growing! This local quaint café is a turnkey opportunity for a first time business owner. Step in and take over! Here’s your opportunity to have your own business with all the extras! Excellent busy location with high traffic –

Downtown Bristol, TN Join the many businesses in busy downtown Bristol TN/VA. As the new owner, you would have the opportunity to continue the present concept of Tired of your boss? the café or establish a new Want you own menu! You make the decisions! business? Begin Successful with lots of potential! Reasonably priced: $37,000 For the details, call Dave – 423-341-6580

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“A Passport to the Arts in Kingsport” Second Biannual Arts Council Arts Crawl 2010 The Arts Council of Greater Kingsport (ACGK) will host the second biannual Arts Council Arts Crawl: A Passport to the Arts in Kingsport on April 29, 2010, 5pm-9pm. This unique collaboration unites artists, residents, and businesses for the purposes of increasing exposure for area artists, providing easy access to arts and entertainment for residents, and raising funds to be used to increase the awareness of the growing arts community in Kingsport. On April 29th from 5:00pm to 9:00pm, visitors to the downtown Kingsport business district will be able to take a trip through the arts by picking up an Arts Crawl Passport under the State Theater Marquee, 157 Broad Street. The passport will include a list of, and directions to, the participating galleries and other venues: BANQ, Cindy Saadeh Fine Art Studio, Ripper Arts Studio & Gallery, Downtown Kingsport Association Gallery, Kingsport Ballet, River Mountains Antiques, Style, Suzanne Barrett Justis Fine Art Studio and Gallery, The Gallery of Local Artists, and Up Against the Wall Gallery. In addition to the venues, we will have our own roving Becky Thatcher and Tom Sawyer from Kingsport Theatre Guild and the Kingsport Big Read Project. Passport holders will sample a delightful array of hors d’oeuvres created by downtown restaurants while sipping on wine from a souvenir glass. Participating restaurants are: Bountiful Sweet Creations, Sherrie’s Café Catering, Bone Fire Smokehouse, Chef’s Pizzeria, Happy Hostess Restaurant & Catering, Divine Café & Catering, La Campina Mexican Grill, The Courtyard, and Stir Fry Café. Sponsors for this event are Countryside Vineyards & Winery, Sam’s Package Store, Absolute Communications, and all the great downtown restaurants and galleries listed above. In conjunction with this spring’s Arts Crawl the Arts Council will be announcing the Arts Award recipients at BANQ at 8:30 p.m. Nominations will be accepted until March 22. Nomination forms are available online at www.kingsportARTS.org. Tickets for the Arts Crawl are $30.00 per person in advance and $35.00 purchased the day of the event. Tickets can be purchased online at www.KingsportARTS.org. Tickets will also be available for purchase on the night of the event under the marquee at the State Theater, 155 Broad Street. For more information contact the Arts Council of Greater Kingsport at 423-392-8420.

Author Lisa Hall's Cutie Pies Chronicles Book Signings: LOCAL AUTHOR! GET YOUR SIGNED COPY! Saturday, April 24 Miss Melanie's Tea Room in Johnson City, TN 12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

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Are you an amateur photographer? Are you a starvin’ artist?

Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April 29, May 1 and 2 All About Women Expo and Craft Show at The Bristol Mall

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Spring into Boones Creek Potters’ Gallery to See New Works by New Artists!

Want to shine before a captive audience of over 60,000 each month? Here’s your opportunity! For a small fee, ($25.00 per month per picture) send us your picture and we will publish it in the magazine, promoting you and your photography, art, or paintings.

Example:

Amanda Hyder Specializing in Affordable Wedding Photography Email: Amanda.Hyder@yahoo.com Restrictions: must be at least 300 dpi. Expect size to be about a business card size. Email to graphics@voicemagazineforwomen.com Payment must be cleared before printed. Visa & Mastercard accepted as well as checks. Deadline for each month is the 15th.

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Ask the Wellness Expert by Dr. Karen Feeley

Do you know what contributes to fibromyalgia pain? Millions of people, the majority of which are women, suffer with related symptoms such as fatigue, radiating, gnawing, shooting or burning muscle, tendon, and joint pain. Their trigger points are sore, tender, and painful and they have increased sensitivity to heat, cold, touch and light. There is abundant evidence that links these symptoms of fibromyalgia to poor nervous system function.

Since our bodies are one connected system of bones, joints, muscles, ligaments, and tendons all carefully monitored and controlled by the central nervous system, keeping our body healthy Dr. Karen Feeley requires clear communication between our brain and nervous system. Any misalignment in the skeletal structure of our body can seriously hinder the body’s complex systems from functioning at their best. When parts of the spine are out of balance, a result could be chronic pain, which is the primary problem facing those affected by fibromyalgia.

As a matter of study, chiropractic actually ranks among the most effective measures a fibromyalgia sufferer can take. Chiropractic care is becoming increasingly popular among those suffering with fibromyalgia not only because of the pain and stress relief that it offers, but also because it often provides relief in relatively short periods of time.

The response of patients with fibromyalgia has been well documented over the years, under chiropractic care the majority of patients reported improvement and their improvement was maintained after one year or more with follow up appointments. In

different studies, patients were able to resume normal activities, reporting at least a 50% reduction in pain, less fatigue, and improved sleep quality, and most were able to return to full-time work. The American Journal of Medicine published one study stating that 45.9% -almost half- of people who suffered with fibromyalgia and sought care from a chiropractor experienced moderate to great improvement.

It is a chiropractor’s role to remove interference, or subluxation, by correcting imbalance in the skeletal structure, the result is restored proper communication and nerve supply. Increased nerve function allows your body to heal itself and to work as it was intended, thereby reducing and eliminating painful symptoms. However, left uncorrected, subluxations put severe stress on the brain, spinal cord, nerves, joints, ligaments, muscles, internal organs, and tissue of the body. In short, they disturb proper body function in all areas, resulting in a loss of wholeness and wellness. When the body is free of these interferences, our inner healer is better equipped to deal with dis-ease and the stress that causes health problems, including fibromyalgia. If you are one of the millions suffering from this painful condition, call our office 423-3237691 and schedule an appointment to begin your journey toward good health!

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I Push…Push…Push and Get Things Done Then I’m Just So Tired but Still Can’t Sleep If this sounds like you, you may be suffering from a Hidden Hyper-thyroid. The Hidden Hyper-thyroid is by far the most difficult functional state to correct. It can be a complicating factor involved in most any health condition. These patients are generally in total mystery about why they feel the way they do. They have often been to a number of different doctors and have had numerous tests performed all with the same conclusion…the tests don’t show anything wrong. Blood tests are useless in finding this condition. Many patients have been diagnosed, by symptoms alone, as being hypo-thyroid and have been prescribed medications which provide no benefit and often make the symptoms worse. Many have even been placed on anti-depression and/or anti-anxiety drugs, to no avail. These patients are often highly energetic by nature, but they constantly deal with a deep underlying fatigue bordering on exhaustion, of which they are acutely aware. They push through this pervasive fatigue with coffee, sugar, B vitamins and other stimulants which actually worsen the condition over time. Many share the common characteristics of being highly intelligent, quick thinking and fast in “getting it”. Hidden Hyper-thyroid patients often speak rapidly and can be highly emotional often going through rapid and dramatic emotional swings for which they are prescribed drugs such as Prozac. They are known as the person who can “get things done”. They feel better mentally and physically by staying busy. The energy required to sustain this level of activity comes from shear will power and causes them to crash when they slow down at the end of the day. However, instead of falling into a deep, refreshing sleep, they have a great deal of difficulty falling asleep and/or staying asleep. They describe their sleep as, “looking at the clock every half hour just praying for morning to come”. Hidden Hyper-thyroid patients often feel and hear their hearts beating at night and regularly have an increased heart rate that is aggravated by even slight exertion. Hidden Hyper-thyroid patients often suffer silently, because they appear healthy and no one can pinpoint what’s causing their health issues, they may be concerned that others will consider them a “complainer” or a hypochondriac. End your misery. It is possible, for you to regain the health and vitality you deserve. Call 423-202-6216 and schedule a complimentary analysis, or ask for a free information packet. CALL TODAY 423-202-6216.

Annual Community Health and Safety Fair held with YMCA Healthy Kids Day Bristolʼs Promise “Move to a Healthier You” campaign inspired the Anderson Elementary School PTA and community partners to host Bristolʼs largest Childrenʼs Health & Safety Fair last spring where hundreds of children and their families benefited from all the resources the community has to offer. This year the second annual Childrenʼs Health & Safety Fair will be Saturday, April 17 from 9 am to 1 pm in conjunction with the YMCA Healthy Kids Day. YMCA is presenting the 5210 theme--5 fruits and vegetables, 2 hours computer/TV, 1 hour exercise and 0 sweetened drinks, all important to developing healthy children and youth. This event is FREE to vendors and attendants and will include FUN! A community team is planning the event; YMCA, YWCA, Bristol Tennessee City Schools, Bristol Virginia City Schools, Sullivan County Schools and Health Department, Bristol Virginia Health Department, Bristolʼs Promise, Americhoice and Volunteer State Health Plan. If you or your organization would like to participate in the event or if you have questions, ideas, thoughts about the overall event you may contact the YMCA for vendor registration information. For the kids there will be inflatables, interactive activities and sports demos, fire & safety equipment as well as the National Guard Drug Prevention Trailer. There will be FREE health screenings for diabetes, blood pressure, orthopedic problems, hearing, eye and dental as well as education and health information. "Come out, have FUN and Save MONEY!! What could be more fun than climbing a rock wall while also visiting the dentist? NO Co pays required. All screenings are absolutely FREE for All Children!" The YMCA will be providing lots of interactive events on the stage to include Zumba, karate demos and more. There will be GIVEAWAYS for kids who participate in at least 10 of the 55+ vendors providing services. Summer activities available to children and youth will be highlighted.

Take time to pamper yourself!

Gift Certificates available for Mother’s Day 807 North Roan St. Johnson City, TN 423-282-9713 • mybhmc.com • Mon - Sat 9:00am - 6:00pm


Provided By Carol Ryland, Licensed Aesthetician Solutions Acne & Skin Care Accutane, Lasers & Antibiotics, OH MY! These are three treatments clients tell me have been recommended to them, or that they have tried, for treatment of acne, without success. Accutane. The original manufacturer, Roche, has withdrawn it from the American market, though the generic is still available. In their publication "intended for U.S. audiences only", Roche admits Accutane can cause birth defects and may cause serious mental health problems including depression, psychosis, and suicide; stomach problems causing severe pain, difficulty swallowing, heartburn, diarrhea; bone and muscle problems causing pain in joints or muscles, and possibly stopping long bone growth in teens. For the entire article, use your favorite search engine. Keywords: Roche Accutane withdrawal. Laser treatment. Research is very limited. The American Academy of Dermatology explains: The use of lasers to treat acne is still in the investigational stage and may not be the first choice for treating acne. If you are considering a laser or light therapy to treat acne, you should know: Controlled studies with a large number of patients are needed to know which therapy is best for which patient and to evaluate the effectiveness of each therapy. Consistent results have not been obtained in research studies. A determination needs to be made regarding

long-term side effects and to find out if results last after treatments are discontinued. Finally, antibiotics. We're all familiar with the over-prescribing of antibiotics. Bacteria can develop resistance to the effects of antibiotics and long term health risks are unknown. Plus, antibiotic treatment for acne is mostly ineffective. While antibiotic use may help bring a severe outbreak under control, it does not solve future flare-ups. Antibiotics can have side effects such as upset stomach, heartburn, diarrhea, possible permanent staining of the teeth, and vaginal yeast infections in women. Controlling acne is a matter of exfoliation, use of an antimicrobial that delivers oxygen to the pores, professional extractions, and ongoing care Carol Ryland with an acne specialist Licensed Aesthetician until the skin is clear. Ef- 4473 N Roan, Suite 2 ficacy is higher, and the (inside Serenity Salon & Day Spa) risks do not threaten health Johnson City, Tennessee 37615 or life. For a look at a 423-282-3451 Solutions client's journey, visit the website for a link to OpAcne & Skin Care eration Clear Skin. email: SolutionsSkincare@comcast.net www.SolutionsAcneSkinCare.com

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YWCA Tribute to Women is an annual awards program that honors the achievements of women in our region. This 19 year -old program provides corporations, organizations and businesses a way to publicly recognize exceptional women in the Tri - Cities and is attended by over 300 individuals each year. Tri -Cities businesses are invited to sponsor a table at the event as a great marketing and networking opportunity — while helping to support the many community service programs of the YWCA, like affordable childcare, teen pregnancy support, and daytime elder care. Table Sponsors are listed inside the printed program , on table tents and the event seating chart which is displayed at the entrance.

For more information or to make a reservation, call the YWCA at 423.968.9444 or email -s_helton@ywcabristol.org.

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YWCA Provides Elder Care with Dignity Since the elderly are one of the largest growing populations, there is a critical need for safe, supervised care for aging adults. Many cannot be left at home alone due to safety concerns related to physical frailty, Alzheimerʼs, and dementia. The YWCA Daytime Elder Care program was created to help support families with this need The YW Elder Care staff goes to great lengths to help their senior clients keep their dignity and sense of independence. For example, the program coordinator partnered with one clientʼs son, Bob, to create the illusion that his motherʼs time at the YW was her work. The son shares about his mom, “She was independent-minded and feisty. No way could I approach her head-on and say, ʻWeʼre gonna take you down to adult care because you need someone to look after you---that just would not fly!ʼ” Ingeniously, Bob approached the YW program coordinator with a strategy. He gave the coordinator a $20 dollar bill in an envelope and asked if she would give the money to his mother at the end of each week to preserve her impression that coming to the YWCA was her job. The son shared, “That became so important to her because she kept her independence. She kept her worth---in being able to do things and keep her schedule---it was one of the few things she could still keep up with.” Even now that Bobʼs mother has graduated to the need for 24-hour care, she now believes that she in on “medical leave” from her work at the YWCA---and her dignity is preserved. If you could benefit from assistance in the care giving of an elderly loved one, YWCA Bristol invites you to explore their unique program. For further information contact, Mary Anne Gibson at 423-968-9444.

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Join Us! Voice Magazine is looking to add to our current outside sales staff! This is a growth opportunity for a dynamic individual with a positive attitude. Apply your ‘sales experience’ to selling ads and servicing. Must have ‘do what it takes’ attitude, be tenacious and enjoy serving businesses. This position is part-time to full-time in Abingdon, VA and surrounding area. Email your resume to sales@voicemagazineforwomen.com or fax your resume to 423-926-9983 Blountville, TN The second annual T-TOPS (Teaching Teens Outstanding Parenting Skills) Conference will be held in Sullivan County on Wednesday, April 28, 2010 from 8:30am until 1:30 p.m. at Elizabeth Chapel United Methodist Church. Bristol, TN/VA The Kiwanis Club of Bristol, TN-VA is sponsoring a carnival, Jules & Beck, combined shows, from April 21-May 2. The show, which has entertained crowds throughout the southeast for over 40 years, will be set up at 1141 Volunteer Parkway. Located next to Big Lots, in the Family Dollar parking lot where Food Lion was formerly in business, the show will be in town to help celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Bristol Sign. Proceeds from the carnival will benefit the many children's chari-ties of

Kiwanis. Kiwanis members will have advance discount tickets for sale. These tickets sell for $10 and can be exchanged any day at the show for an armband entitling wearers to ride unlimited times on all rides. Contact Kiwanis President, Tommy Curtin, tel. 423-383-4765 for advance tickets or any Kiwanis member. You may also call Tammy Henkel at the YWCA, tel. 423-968-9444 or Aileen Frazier at the YMCA, tel. 423-968-3133. The "CHOP" will be hosting a Titanic trilogy fundraiser the next three years. • 2010 we will be having a boarding the Ship Bon Voyage party • 2011 the Cruise is underway and • 2012 the Sinking of the Titanic, recreation of the final dinner. Saturday April 17, 2010 at 6 pm at the Southeast Culinary College. Live Entertainment, Great Food, Beverage ticket and Silent Auction. Tickets are $35.00 person or group of ten for $300.00. Tickets available at the college. The Community Hospitality Outreach Program (CHOP), proposes to address the unmet community nutrition, physical fitness, and health related needs, in Bristol, VA-TN, filling the gaps left by government and private enterprise. CHOP is a Pilot Program for Nutrition & Physical Fitness in Bristol. Over the last several years, significant attention has been drawn to the importance of physical activity and nutrition. The CDC reports the incidence of obesity in both Tennessee and Virginia exceeding over 40% and among minorities and low-income persons over 60%. The CHOP program works with local farmers to encourage growing of organic products, partner with extension agents to market healthy products and encourage community garden programs. CHOP is working with local YMCA, YWCA, Girls, Inc., and local schools to conduct summer camps for nutrition and physical fitness. Other initiatives include “Summer Meals for Kids” to address childhood hunger and nutrition lifestyle changes and implementation of national programs that enable families to deal with obesity issues. For additional information call 276-591-5699 The Jef Roberts Memorial Concert will be presented at the Paramount Center on April 29th at 7:30pm. Tickets are $22.00 to benefit the Holly Help Spay-Neuter Fund. This concert is to remember Jef Roberts, who was always first to lend a helping hand and gave a home to countless stray puppies throughout his life and to support a worthy charity that works year-round to better the lives of helpless animals and to present some wonderful entertainers to the area: Sultry-voiced British blueswoman Joanne Shaw Taylor recorded her debut album White Sugar in Memphis, where it all began. Highly regarded not just in the Nashville music scene, singersongwriter Will Hoge. Also appearing is Punchin’ Judy. Don't miss these dynamic performers, the future of rock and blues! The Bob & Tom Show and Z ROCK 99-3: The Canadian Mist Bob & Tom Comedy All-Stars Tour to be held in Bristol, TN on Friday, April 9, 2010 at Paramount Center for the Arts. TWO SHOWS: 7:30pm & 9:45pm. Tickets: $31.50. (Mature Content) Join the Friends of the Library and help the Bristol Public Library pursue its mission of Expanding Minds and Building Community. The public is invited to The Friends Annual Meeting, Wednesday, April 14th at 2:00 p.m. in the J. Henry Kegley Meeting Room at the Bristol Public Library. The program will include discussion on the Annual Report, Library Volunteer Experiences, and Volunteer Opportunities in 2010 and 2011. Refreshments will be served. For questions about the Bristol Public Library or any of its programs, call (276) 821-6148 or visit www.bristol-library.org. Saturday April 10th 10am-2pm -Bristol Regional Medical Center Conference Center -Join us for a day filled with fun, facts, and free giveaway as you learn everything there is to know about women and children’s health. New moms and moms-to-be are especially welcome. Our physicians and nurses will be on hand to give educational sessions on a variety of women’s health topics, including heart disease, breast health, stroke and osteoporosis. There will also be free bone density testing, care seat safety checks, tours of the New Life Birthing Center, door prizes, and more. For more information or to speak with a registered nurse, please call the Wellmont Nurse Connection at 1-877-230-NURSE. Greeneville, TN Greeneville County Library Book Sale - We have all types of books for children and adults: fiction to no-fiction, including science, computers,

how-to, cookbooks, biographies, sports, self-help, literature, as well as audio-visual selections. There are many reference materials, writing aids, encyclopedias, and dictionaries. With the exception of a Special Collection, all books are reasonably priced. The Library Book Sale will be held on: Thursday, April 29 (4pm-8pm)…. Hardcover $2, paperbacks $1 Friday, April 30 (10am-8pm)…Hardcover $1, paperbacks $0.50 Saturday, May 1 (8am-2pm)..Hardcover $0.50, paperbacks $0.25-after 11am-bag sale $2 Location is beside food City on Snapps Ferry Road. Follow road beside the store to the top of the hill. Signs will point the way on sale days. Support your local library! CASA of Northeast Tennessee invites girls and their friends and families to experience the American Girl Fashion Show on April 24th at 10:00am and 3:00pm at the Niswonger Performing Arts Center in Greeneville, Tennessee. This fun, engaging program showcases historical and contemporary fashions for girls and their dolls. Proceeds from this event will benefit abused and neglected children.The event includes party favors, door prizes and refreshments. Tickets are $25 per person. All tickets can be purchased by going to www.casanetn.org. For more information call (423) 461-3500 or visit www.casanetn.org. About American Girl - American Girl is one of the nation’s top direct marketers, children’s publishers, and experiential retailers. American Girl Programs is proud to partner with nonprofit organizations to present Fashion Show events to raise funds for children’s charities. As part of the company’s ongoing commitment to “celebrate girls,” American Girl Programs’ events have generated millions of dollars for worthwhile causes nationwide. About CASA of Northeast Tennessee -The mission of CASA of Northeast Tennessee is to recruit, train, monitor and support community based volunteers to act as Court Appointed Special Advocates. These volunteer advocates "speak up" for the best interest of abused and neglected children in the Juvenile Courts of Northeast Tennessee, striving to preserve the right of each child to a safe, permanent home. Greene County Partnership Tourism/Chamber of Commerce Awarded 2011 & 2012 Women’s Golf National Championships. The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced today the 2011 and 2012 NAIA Women’s Golf National Championships will be hosted by the Greene County (Tennessee) Partnership Tourism / Chamber of Commerce. The events will be held at Link Hills Country Club in Greeneville, Tenn., with the 2011 tournament slated for May 17-20 and the 2012 Championships scheduled for May 15-18. Each event will consist of four rounds and one practice round with a maximum of 129 golfers -- approximately 24-25 teams and 5-10 individual qualifiers. Women’s golf has been a Championship sport since 1995. The event has never been to the state of Tennessee and Greeneville becomes the 11th different site. The Link Hills Country Club is a private, 18-hole course built in 1955. The course features 6,733 yards from the longest tees for a par of 71. The course rating is 71.8 and it has a slope rating of 121 on Bermuda grass. “Greene County, Greeneville, and Link Hills Country Club will provide a tremendous National Championship atmosphere for our student-athletes,” said Kristin Gillette, NAIA Manager of Championship Sports. “With the community out in full force, the backdrop of the Smoky Mountains and the commitment already shown by the Greene County Partnership Tourism, Chamber of Commerce and Link Hills Country Club, there is a real excitement for the NAIA Women’s Golf National Championships to be there for 2011 and 2012.” NAIA -The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) is the governing body for athletics programs at its nearly 300 colleges and universities throughout the United States and Canada. The long-held mission of the NAIA is to promote the education and development of well-rounded students and productive citizens through intercollegiate athletics. The association offers equitable access and opportunities for participation in its 23 national championship events held annually throughout the country. Johnson City, TN The Johnson city Fashion Doll Club will meet April 11 at Kroger's on St of Franklin at 1;30 - 4 PM. Our monthly contest will be April Showers. Let your creative juices flow. Snacks will be provided so bring a drink and join us for some fun. For more information please call Pat Pennington 423 928-2939. Hope to see you at our next meeting.


A Doggie Easter Treat Seek will be held at Winged Deer Park Lakefront Festival Plaza from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, April 10. Admission is $7 per dog, which includes an event photo. Dogs of all sizes are invited to come and seek treats and prizes. The event includes a special doggie cake walk and Easter bonnet parade, so bring along your bonnets, rabbit ears and fancy collars! Pet-related vendors and concessions will be on site. Schedule of events: 10:45 a.m. – noon Registration and Doggie Photos 11:30 a.m. – noon Small Dog Treat Seek 11:30 a.m. – noon Cake Walk for Large Dogs Noon – 12:30 p.m. Easter Bonnet Parade 12:30 p.m. – 1 p.m. Large Dog Treat Seek 12:30 p.m. – 1 p.m. Cake Walk for Small Dogs For information, contact Parks and Recreation at (423)283-5827.

den - Friday, March 26, Time: 10:00-11:00 Cost: FREE Facilitators Imogene Randall, Marie Kasten Please attend a delightfully colorful slide show of lovely blossoms from a home garden. Many suggestions will be given regarding keeping springtime bulbs productive to produce flowers for years to come. Everyone in attendance will receive flowers from Marie’s garden to take home. Reservation Deadline: March 24 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

The Wellness Center is offering a free race training class to runners registered for the 3rd Annual Wellness Center/Foot Rx 5K being held on May 8 at 9 am. The free training will be held on Sundays from 3:30-4:30 pm. for six weeks starting March 28. There will be no class on Easter Sunday. Three different levels of training – beginner, intermediate and advanced – will be offered to those attending the training. The classes will be held both inside the gym and on the running trail inside Med Tech Park. Participants in the classes must be signed up for The Wellness Center/Foot Rx 5K to attend the training, though they do not need to be members of the fitness center. Registration for the May race is $19 for Wellness Center members, $20 for non-members and $25 on the day of the event. The race begins and ends at The Wellness Center. For more information, call 423431-6668.

Medical Matters Colorectal Cancer - Wednesday April 7, 1pm, Facilitator Praveen Vikas, M.D. Fellow, Oncology and Board 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.

JCSC seniors on the Go… Johnson City Senior Center -Harrah’s Casino Tuesday, March 9, cost: $35 leave from Center at 8:30am 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

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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.

Master Gardener Series - Seeds and Seed Germination -Thursday, March 4 Time: 10:00-11:00 Facilitator Marty Litz Cost: FREE - Gain insight and details about the seed germination process by learning a bit about what makes a seed tick. As spring approaches, visions of bountiful gardens and greenhouses inspire gardeners to plant seeds indoors to jump start their outside gardens. Please come and have your questions answered Reservation Deadline: March 2 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 Master Gardener Series -Raised Bed Vegetable Gardening - Friday, March 19 Time: 10:00-11:00 Facilitator: Ben Hunter Cost: FREE Reservation Deadline: March 17 Raised beds are an easier way to grow many vegetables and herbs. You have more control over the soil since you can bring in the best. Raised beds drain faster, and are easier to plant and weed. Every inch the bed is raised is on less inch you’ll need to bend! And the list goes on…Learn how easy it is to get started. Reservation Deadline: March 17 Master Gardening Series - A Visual Journey through a Springtime Gar-

April 23, 2010- Evening with the Arts (7:00 pm-11:30 pm)- Evening with the Arts is the opening night reception, which features original artwork by local artists. The artwork will be on display in the Main Arts Center (DKA Gallery) and in Gallery II. This exciting event will be celebrated with food, wine and musicians. They have partnered with the Children’s Miracle Network again to make this event a fundraiser for them as well as DKA.

Kingsport, TN The Sullivan County Imagination Library will hold a fundraiser at Books A Million Friday, April 4, from noon to 4 pm. at 2626 E, Stone Drive. Books A Million will donate 10 percent of net sales from one of its registers to the Imagination Library. The selected register will be

Recreation /Social Events - Hardwood Café Party -Thursday March 25 Time 3pm. Celebration of Ireland, entertainment Diamonds Jazz Band. Serving Irish cream cake and coffee. Reservation Deadline March 24.

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, easy-to-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.

marked for customer reference. “Help us help the library give the gift of books to thousands of Sullivan County children from birth to their fifth birthday,” said Books A Million co-manager Nancy Brooks. A registration table will be available at the front of the store with literature for those would like to sign up their preschool children to receive a free book a month, delivered to their home. For more information call 239-1100 or visit www.scimaginationlibrary.org.

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Down 1. LP player 2. "American ___" 3. Farfetched 4. Reproached 5. Bunk 6. Dried foxglove leaves 7. Fundamental component of nucleic acids 8. Drop 9. Made sorrowful 10. Slander 11. Certain Arab 12. Lightning 13. Related maternally 21. Bring in 25. Charge 26. ___-mutton 27. Cemetery sights 28. Gator's cousin 29. Long, clifflike ridge 34. Continuous discharge of firearms 36. Vex, with "at" 37. Doing nothing 38. Cleaning cabinet supplies 40. Clip 42. Dynamite inventor 45. Places of business 48. Earlier 51. Chronic nag 52. Mrs. Bush 53. Circle 55. Blood carrier 58. Product of protein metabolism 59. Binge 60. "Cast Away" setting 61. Advertising sign 62. "Empedocles on ___" (Matthew Arnold poem)

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April Issue 2010