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Watching repeats of movies is a favorite past time for me. One movie I can watch over and over is Titanic, which I watched just recently, again! But one night, I was surfing the channels and came across a version of Titanic that I had never seen. The movie was made in 1953 starring Barbara Stanwyck and Robert Wagner. It was interesting to see the differences in the movies, but with the same historical theme. Both showed the rich and famous and the loss of life. The surprise and sadness, in both of the movies are emotions well portrayed and you feel them. Those feelings will surely emerge if you visit the Titanic museum in Pigeon Forge, too. You will step back in time and experience the life and the emotion of those on this doomed voyage. I have watched the movie Titanic many times, but each time I still want Jack to survive. Both movies have a common theme—how our lives can change in an instant. Just like the lives of the residents in Oklahoma who lost so much so quickly. Our thoughts and prayers are with them. As we cruise into the summer months, Voice Magazine will be on the move again. We will be actively participating in local events. We hope you will join us in supporting a new event at SWVA Higher Education Center—The Over Fifty Expo. This will prove to be an interactive event with educational classes, exhibitors and demonstrations offering lots of “how tos.” Please see their ad on page 16. Also, in the next few months, Voice Magazine will be participating in other events as well—such as the Women’s Expo at the Holiday Inn in Bristol, VA, the Women In Business Conference in Abingdon and our own BYOB—Bring Your Own Business—sometime in July. Watch for dates and times of all these events and more. Also, you still have time to enter our writers’ contest. Your story could be selected as one of our ten short stories, in the collection for our new book of Appalachian Women Stories, called Whimsical Petals. Be sure to visit our websites, and for details. We hope that you enjoy our June Summer issue! Happy Summer! And we here at Voice Magazine and Jan-Carol Publishing wish all of you Dads out there a HAPPY FATHER’S DAY! Happy Father’s Day to my dad in memory! Verse of the month: “Children's children are the crown of old men; and the glory of children are their fathers.” Proverbs 17:6 (KJV) Thought of the month: “You can write me down in history with hateful, twisted lies, you can tread me in this very dirt, but still, like dust, I'll rise.” Maya Angelou, poet, educator

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A Stitch in Time Saves Nine By Kelly McFadden

Then the Lord said to Cain, “Why are you angry? Why is your face downcast? If you do what is right, will you not be accepted? But if you do not do what is right, sin is crouching at your door; it desires to have you, but you must master it.” Genesis 4:6-7 Recently, I pulled a wrap from my closet to wear to a wedding, only to find a hole along the seam. I was in a hurry and didn’t have time to fix it, but, it was barely noticeable anyway. As the evening went on, however, the hole seemed to enlarge from the size of a penny to the size of a half dollar. By the time I got home, it was unmistakable. There is an old saying that states, “A stitch in time saves nine.” What it means is that a little maintenance early on can help prevent major damage control later. Had I simply taken the time to stitch up the little hole when I first noticed it, I would not have been left with a gaping hole later. The same thing is true with sin in our lives. Too often, we let little sins creep in, promising ourselves that it is no big deal or we’ll take care of it later. Instead of taking care of the problem from the start, the small sins that seem so insignificant grow and change until they are bigger and often out of control. Each time we make a bad decision and choose to sin, it becomes harder and harder to fix the problem. A hole becomes a canyon, and the next thing you know, it feels like you are hanging on for dear life. In the story of Cain and Abel from Genesis, the Lord speaks to Cain and tells him to beware, sin is waiting for him. Cain was consumed with jealousy and let it fester and grow until he snapped. When we choose to allow sins such as greed, anger, or jealousy to go unaddressed in our lives, they become bigger and bigger to the point where we can end up out of control. We cannot conquer sin alone. With God’s power, we can tackle sin so that it does not become our master. Don’t let the small temptations build up until they get out of control. Don’t put off until tomorrow that which you can take care of today. It will only make the problem worse.

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Scarves – This is a special accessory for this summer season. Cool and Casual! A printed scarf will liven up that outfit ‘needing something’ with a seasonal touch.

passion for SHOES with heels in hot weather, the perfect option are the flat shoes. Perfect for comfort outdoors and especially for those parties with dancing! And easy to toss into your overnight bag for a quick out of town trip or vacation!

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Bathing Suit – Remember to always make sure you pick a style that you are comfortable with, no matter the trend! Now, onto the hottest three summer swimsuit trends . . . Ruffles and Fringe, Retro and Color Blocking. A common theme is pairing a colored top with white bottoms.

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What’s the best advice your father gave you? “Died at age 58, but he lived life loving us, carrying us on his shoulders. His best advice was in his deeds. He was a man of few words, who was known for his singing voice. I learned too late that he wanted to become a doctor and that he wanted me to become one.” — Virginia Stallard Boggs

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Dad’s Day Out By Crystal Robertson There are lots of gifts in stores for dads of all ages and interests, but what will you actually DO with dear old dad on his special day? Father’s Day is the perfect opportunity to show appreciation for the first, special man in our lives. So whether you’re celebrating your dad or the father of your children, create memories that will last a Crystal Robertson lifetime. Here are a few fun activities happening locally that Dad is sure to love. Go fishing. Fishing is a great time to relax and catch up while catching a few fish. Check out the 20th Annual Lakeview Dock Kids Fishing Day on Saturday, June 15, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm on the Lakeview Dock at South Holston Lake in Bristol, TN. Free for kids up to age 12 to participate. Contact Jon Slagle for more information, 423-878-4331. Feel the speed. What better way to reward the dad that loves racing? The Ford NARA Thunder Valley Nationals will be at Bristol Dragway on Father’s Day weekend. Lots of exciting moments are happening throughout the weekend, however on Sunday, race fans celebrate Father’s Day in style with Final Eliminations. Adult tickets begin at $20 for Sunday. Additionally, Bristol Dragway will give two free junior tickets for each advance adult ticket purchased by Thursday, June 13. Call 423-BRISTOL. Pitch a tent. Celebrate the master camper by giving Dad the gift of the great outdoors. There are many campgrounds nearby to choose from. KOA is offering free camping for kids on Father’s Day weekend at many locations, including Pigeon Forge, Bristol, Cherokee, Asheville, and more listed at Get active. Support the men in your life and honor those who have survived, or remember those who have lost the battle to prostate cancer with the inaugural U Da Man 5K Road Race. The

festivities start at 5:00 p.m. on Father’s Day, with a cookout following the race. It starts and finishes at beautiful Borden Park in Kingsport, with a very nice course through the surrounding residential area. You can also show your support for your dad, brother, friend, and other special men in your life by wearing a bow tie. For more information, go to Take a ride down memory lane. If fast cars are a favorite family past time, consider spending an evening with dad at an auto show. I’m not talking about those fancy, big city ones either. Try downtown Elizabethton on Saturday nights or downtown Erwin on Friday nights where owners show off their classic rides. Batter up! With baseball season in full swing, consider spending the day with your sporty dad at the local ballpark. No need to break the bank on the major leagues! We have lots of great minor league teams around. On Father’s Day catch the Asheville Tourists when they go head to head versus the Lexington Legends at 2:05 p.m. It is also Family Fun Day Sunday, so kids can run the bases and collect autographs after the game. Go to for more information. Whatever you decide to do, he will appreciate the time he gets to spend with his family more than any necktie. Remember, dads may not like to show much emotion, but they love spending time with their kids just as much as moms.

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Did you know? Wedding receptions usually account for half of a wedding's cost. Dinner and drinks add up, especially if couples pay for a full or open bar. To save money on the bubbly, couples could nix the mixed drinks. Soon-to-be-marrieds can serve champagne during the toast, then offer beer and wine for the rest of the evening.

Your wedding invitation could very well be the most important piece of mail you’ll ever send, so you may have questions and concerns about how to word it eloquently and correctly. Following is information on wedding invitation wording. First, consider the general tone and size of your wedding. Is it a huge, formal affair or a more casual, intimate gathering? Second, with regard to using specific words, consider who has financial responsibility for your wedding. Always include the names of major monetary contributors at the top of the invitation; a traditional style if the bride’s parents are hosting would be: “Mr. and Mrs. James Smith and Mr. and Mrs. John Brown request the honor of your presence at the marriage of their daughter, Jane Smith, to George Brown . . . ” If you and your groom are paying for the wedding yourselves, you may choose to include your parents’ names or not, according to your preference. One option: “Jane Smith, daughter of Jim and Mary Smith, and George Brown, son of John and Alice Brown, joyfully invite you to celebrate . . . ” That way, it’s clear that you are footing the bill, but want to honor your parents just the same. Another way to go is to keep it even simpler and more informal: “Jane Smith and George Brown invite you to share their joy at their wedding . . . ” This avoids any possible confusion about who’s hosting your nuptials. Your wedding’s location can also be considered when choosing invitation wording. Church weddings are usually worded more formally than home ceremonies, as in “request the honor of your presence at the marriage of their daughter . . . with . . . on Saturday, the Fourth of June, Two thousand and nine, at four o’clock in the afternoon at St. Francis Church, Baltimore.” For home ceremonies, the wording is generally less formal, as in “request the pleasure of your company” versus “request the honor of your presence.” If your wedding is decidedly informal, you can have fun with your wording. You might try some idiomatic expressions such as “as we tie the knot” or even “join us as we get hitched,” if that’s your style. But pay attention to the overall tone of your wedding when you word your invitation. You don’t want your guests to show up in blue jeans to your black tie affair! Your reception invitation can be included with the wedding invitation and can be as simple as a line at the bottom stating, “Cocktails and dinner immediately following the ceremony at The Boat House, 123 Main Street, etc. . . . ” A separate reception invitation will be useful if your reception is being held at a different time (or location) than the ceremony, or when some guests are being invited to the reception but not to the wedding. Traditional wording might include: “The pleasure of your company is requested at the wedding reception of Jane Smith and George Brown, Saturday, the fourth of June at four o’clock, at The Boat House . . . ” You can indicate the formality of the occasion with a line at the bottom: “Black tie requested.” These days, “encore” or second-marriage weddings can be nearly as formal as first marriages and no special wording is necessary to indicate that it is a second marriage for either bride or groom.

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Wedding Hair Tips from Sherri Jessee

Sherri Jessee is the preferred stylist for MISS VIRGINIA USA and is also highly sought after to do hair and makeup for brides and other special occasions. If you can't fit into her busy schedule at her namesake salon in Bristol, VA you can learn from her helpful hints here:

Hair Tips:

• A thick tousle of curls can be created by curling each small section, pinning securely and then allowing each to cool completely before releasing. • For a quirky take on a traditional high bun, create twin buns. Brush back into two pony tails and smooth over bun forms. Pin to secure.

Makeup Tips: • For smooth skin, choose a Temptu ( airbrush for the foundation. • Be sure to add your falsies! MAC 2 Lash ( can be easily adhered with Duo Lash Glue, to create a luscious set of natural looking lashes. • Pay special attention to create the perfect brow shape using an angled brush and a matte brown eye shadow.

• Great bridal looks always begin with a good set. For long lasting body, apply a volumizing mousse and blow dry. • When using heat styling tools, be sure to spray each section with a heat protecting spray to ensure shine and long lasting results.

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Maggie’s Getting Married It’s the night before the wedding, but there’s still plenty of time for plans to change before Maggie’s Getting Married at the Johnson City Community Theatre (JCCT). This comedy/farce by Canada’s most produced playwright, Norm Foster, opens on June 14th and runs for three weekends to June 29th. Performances will be on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m., with a Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. on June 23rd. A riproaring comedy, Maggie’s Getting Married, will have you laughing so hard you will leave the theatre with aching sides! On the night before the wedding of their youngest daughter, Maggie (Kallie Gay), and their soon-to-be son-in-law, Russell MacMillan (Daniel Reed Potts), the Duncans (Janie Jessee and Bill Campbell) have gathered for one final family party. When Maggie’s older sister, Wanda (Melanie Yodkins), returns home for the wedding with her boyfriend, Axel (Justin Aubin), she discovers that she knows Russell a little better than Maggie would like her to and mayhem ensues. In the midst of all the chaos, Maggie’s father tries to find a subtle way to question his daughter on her choice of a mate. “I want people to leave laughing and feeling good,” commented director Nancy Hope Major. “We have a wonderful cast and I can’t wait to share our hard work with the audience.” Joining Ms. Major’s production staff are Rachel Townsend as Production Stage Manager, Keith Jeffers as Set Designer, Adam Honeycutt as Lights and Sound Designer, Derek Smithpeters as Makeup Designer, Will Vincent as Lighting Technician and Stephanie Mangicotti as Properties Mistress.

The show is sponsored in part by TruPoint Bank, Southeastern Ford and Celebrate. Now in its 101st season, JCCT holds the distinction of being Tennessee’s longest continually running theatre group. JCCT will hold performances of Maggie’s Getting Married on June 14th, 15th, 21st, 22nd, 28th and 29th at 8:00 p.m., and Sunday, June 23rd at 2:00 p.m. Ticket price is $12.00, with student, senior and active military discounted tickets at $10.00. For more information on JCCT performance dates, tickets, auditions, or volunteer opportunities, please call JCCT at 423926-2542 or go online to Remember reservations can be made twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, online at June 2013 11

Outdoor Living Outdoor living is one of the best parts of home ownership, especially where the weather makes alfresco living and dining a year-round possibility. Lots of time and money is invested in a home’s interior, but it’s the out-of-doors that beckons like a siren call on balmy summer nights and warm autumn evenings. Backyards and other outdoor living spaces can be as beautiful as their home’s interior, with considerable help from General Shale Outdoor Living products. General Shale products are used to create beautiful patios, walkways, terraces, courtyards, outdoor grills and fireplaces to personalize your outdoor environment and create a warm, inviting atmosphere. Now is the time to start thinking about features you want in an outdoor living space. Will you be grilling? Entertaining large groups of friends? Planning informal cook-outs for the family? The function of the space is the first step in deciding what to build there. In addition to kitchens, fireplaces


and fire pits, you should consider water features (ponds, fountains and pools), brick ovens for baking pizzas and bread, terraces, flower beds or hundreds of other wonderful options. Spend some time looking at outdoor living spaces. An outdoor kitchen made from brick, stone or other masonry materials is a great addition to any yard, regardless of size. This kitchen can include a range, grill, cabinets, warming drawers and even a sink. Be sure to allow counter space for preparing and serving food. For seating, build benches into the stone around the kitchen, or opt for a large table and chairs somewhere in the outdoor living space. (Covering the outdoor kitchen with a permanent overhang is a smart idea so valuable appliances don’t rust or face weather damage.) If you don’t need all the features of a kitchen, but still want to cook and have space to relax outdoors, consider building a fireplace or fire pit in your yard. You can size this according to your needs and budget, but be sure to think carefully about materials and color preferences as well as cost, installation time and ease of repair and upkeep. For details and suggestions, General Shale offers plans and ideas to fit your budget. (See their ad below.)

15 Summer Decorating Projects • Change all your cabinetry hardware. • Cover your clear vases in fabric. Either use a glue gun or double-sided tape to attach it. • Change your throw pillows. If you've got simple, neutral pillows switch them out for bright and bold with patterns. • Paint – Nothing says ‘easy update’ like paint. Paint an entire room, an accent wall, kitchen or bathroom cabinets, or a piece of furniture. Paint has the power to instantly transform items. Best of all, it's inexpensive and easy to change if you decide you don't like it. • Rearrange Furniture – The easiest and cheapest way to update a room – any room – is to rearrange the furniture. Sometimes it's all you need to give your space a completely new look. When it comes to easy decorating ideas it can't be beat. It's easy, fun and completely free. • Customize Window Treatments with Ribbon – For a subtle but pretty update try adding a ribbon border to curtains, drapes or blinds. Find a color of ribbon that compliments the fabric, then attach it (sew it, iron it on, or use double-sided fabric tape.) While it might not sound like much, it creates a decorative, but tailored look, that can breathe new life into tired window treatments. (This is also a great way to update lamp shades.) • Make Your Own Artwork – Amateur photographers take note. A great way to stretch your decorating budget is to create your own art by blowing up photographs you've taken and using a spray adhesive to mount it to a piece of foam core. It's stylish, and it will mean more to you than buying an impersonal piece of art. • Hang a large mirror across from a window to open up the space and double the amount of natural light.

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• Spray paint your old wooden kitchen or dining room chairs. It's cheaper than buying new and can look fantastic. If you so desire, cover the seats in a new fabric as well. • Cover a Wall with Plates – Start collecting for the dining room. Covering the whole wall with plates has the same effect as “one big piece of art.” • Create a Border – If you live in a ho-hum space without any architectural details like crown moldings or substantial baseboards, add 1” decorative tape to the perimeter of your ceiling to draw your eye upward. You can find inexpensive masking tape in any art supply store, in an array of colors. Inset the tape 1” to 1½” down from the ceiling. Be sure to follow any natural turns that result from soffits or columns. The result is a crisp, clean outline that adds height and defines the space. • New Take on Tables – In place of a predictable coffee table, use two inexpensive side tables. Outline the edges with strips of nail head trim for a high-end look. • Greenhouse Effect – Plants are an underappreciated decorating tool. They bring life and color to a room, they're relatively inexpensive and they're good for you, too. • Memento Display – Have a card you can't bear to throw away? Put it in a frame or – easier yet – perch it on a little easel, and you've got art. • Color Blocking – Paint the inside of a cabinet in a bright, bold color and fill the shelves with white objects for a striking, graphic display. You can also round up nonwhite items, such as vases and figurines, and give them a few coats of white spray paint.

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of outdoor kitchen plans are available from which you can choose according to your taste. Usually, an outdoor kitchen is comprised of built-in grills, a place to eat and other conveniences. Outdoor kitchen built-in grills are ideal for grilling meat, fish and vegetables that are vital to a healthy lifestyle. If you are using your outdoor kitchen builtin grill frequently, you should make sure you maintain it and keep it clean. What does your space allow? Based on the features you want, an outdoor kitchen can be budgeted around your lifestyle and your space. To choose the features for your outdoor kitchen, you should first know the features you wouldn’t need, allowing you to visualize what you will need and use. You need to look at your cooking methods, how often you entertain and so on. If you entertain a few guests occasionally, or have an every weekend get together, then your outdoor kitchen features should reflect your lifestyle with as many or as few features that will suit your needs. Cooking in open air on your built-in grill gives you more room for trying new ways of cooking your cuisine. So, select your outdoor kitchen carefully and you will be enjoying the freedom of eating outdoors on summer nights and entertaining your family and friends and guests, with your brand new outdoor kitchen!

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Time to go Furniture Shopping Before shopping for the right furniture for the living room, bedroom, or any room, it is essential to analyze the requirements of the living space and the type of material which will suit it the most. There are a number of styles and looks available for today’s living room or bedroom; with more comfort and durability suitable for all lifestyles. Some other factors to keep in mind are the type of sets available and their cost-effectiveness according to your budget. So, before you set foot in a local furniture store, be sure to get the right measurements of your available space and don’t forget to include the dimension of your inside door. Consider your likes and dislikes. Do you like designs that have transcended generations gone by and have been updated to look contemporary? Working with a budget? Do you have indoor pets? If compromises must be made, what compromises are you willing to make? Quality or Style? It is best not to compromise on quality. Unless your taste changes, your preferred style and home décor will always reflect your personality. So, when it is time to redecorate, add new furniture, or create a relaxing and functional living space, there are a few things to consider. Size, design and material are some of the most important aspects to consider when deciding on furniture. Let’s talk: Size and Design – Oh, so many styles! There are long sofas, oversized love seats, recliners, or sofas with recliners; just to name a few options. Another option is sectional furniture. This furniture allows you to design your room in countless ways. If you have a spacious bedroom, but don’t want to fill it with bulky wood furniture pieces, sectional living room furniture offers a great solution. Look through magazines, know your floor space and have an idea of the colors, materials and styles that suit your preferences and requirements, when making your selections.Selections include modern, traditional, contemporary, or globally inspired pieces. Blending pieces is an option. Do not hesitate to ask the salesperson for suggestions. Remember to take dimensions and a rough outline of your room space with you when you go shopping. Material and Quality – There are differences in manufacturers, standards and materials. Decide if the needed furniture will be used daily, or used for display only. When you are looking at sofas or bedroom furniture, check for sturdiness, stability and the materials used to construct the furniture. Manufacturers are transitioning into greener resources and ways of production. What about leather? Leather furniture is resurging in popularity because it now comes in different shapes and colors. Leather is an old favorite with a new face. Today there are lots of leather pieces to choose from, in colors and designs never seen before. Leather is easy to maintain and clean and retains its appeal much longer than fabric. An option to leather is bi-cast leather. It has a texture which is even easier to clean and maintain than leather; always a good option! Furniture shopping can feel overwhelming no matter what your budget. When funds are tight, it's even more so. You fear making mistakes and having to live with those mistakes for years to come. Resist the lure of cheap, particleboard pieces from the discount catalog pages. Instead, learn to recognize quality construction and hunt down the best local places to buy furniture on a budget. Local dollars spent remain locally!

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Discovering the Virginia Highlands Festival Whether you’ve attended the Virginia Highlands Festival every year or this year is your first time, there’s a lot to discover! Celebrating its 65th anniversary, the Festival promises something for everyone! Founded as a way for creative people to inspire and learn from each other, this annual celebration of everything the region has to offer is sure to spark your imagination. It is truly the Jewel of the Blue Ridge. Anchored by an award-winning Arts & Crafts show and a nationally recognized Antiques Market, the Festival features live music every day, free activities for kids, guided nature hikes, local history tours, art exhibits and more.


Music At the Festival’s live music venues, you’ll discover new bands and re-discover why you love some of your favorites. The 13th annual Celtic Music Weekend features five groups playing in rotation throughout the weekend (August 3rd and 4th.) Our Friday Tribute Series features a Beatles tribute band on August 2nd and an Eagles tribute band on August 9th. Throughout the week and into the second weekend, discover new musical talent as local bands fill our stages. Some concerts are free, but for ticketed events you can buy early, online, through the Festival’s website

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At Arts & Crafts you’ll find handmade jewelry, pottery, woodworking, iron work and even artisan foods for as little as a Numerous outdoor nature events, home and garden tours, dollar. Fine art and photography buffs can view the competition winners and shop for new pieces at our Juried Fine Art exhibit at history programs and creative writing workshops round out the the Arts Depot and our Juried Photography exhibit at the William Festival calendar. In addition, more than 20 different community organizations hold a variety of events in conjunction with the King Museum. Festival. Check the Festival’s website,, for up-to-date information, including photos, videos and lodging recommendations. At the Antiques Market, held on the grounds of the Virginia Highlands Community College, you’ll find two giant tents of This is the year to step off your well-worn treasures from around the globe. You’ll want plenty of time to Festival path and try something new. Discover the explore, so be sure to buy a pass for the entire nine days of the hidden treasures of the Virginia Highlands Festival! market (August 3rd through August 11th.)

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July 12-20 Fun Fest 2013 is proud to announce the entertainers for the 2013 Sunset Concert Series. Chris Tomlin will kick off the series on Thursday, July 18th followed by Hunter Hayes on Friday, July 19th. The festival finale will be Chicago and Gavin DeGraw on Saturday, July 20th. The headliner for this year’s Contemporary Christian Concert is Chris Tomlin. Tomlin became the fourth Christian music artist ever to garner the number one position on the Billboard 200 charts. Tomlin has earned 10 number one radio singles, three GRAMMY nominations, 18 Dove Awards, one platinum and three gold albums. He is most known for his singles, “Forever,” “Indescribable” and

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“How Great is Our God.” The Friday Night Concert kicks off with The Henningsens, who have just released their first song, “American Beautiful.” This family trio also wrote several songs for The Band Perry’s debut album. The headliner for Friday night is award winning newcomer, Hunter Hayes. Hayes was named 2012 New Artist of the Year by the Country Music Association and Male Country Artist of the Year at the Teen Choice Awards. This year, he was nominated for three Grammys and six Academy of Country Music awards and is currently touring with Carrie Underwood. Fun Fest 2013 will end the week with two great entertainers. Singer, songwriter and musician, Gavin DeGraw will open the evening, featuring hits such as “In Love With a Girl,” “I Don’t Want to Be” and “Chariot.” The night will end with one of the longest-running and most successful rock bands in history, Chicago. Chicago has earned 22 Gold, 18 Platinum and 8 Multi-Platinum albums since their debut in the late 60’s. Their biggest hits include “If You Leave Me Now,” “Saturday in the Park and “You’re the Inspiration.” DeGraw has enjoyed success since launching his career in 2003 with his debut album, “Chariot,” which sold over a million copies, earned platinum certification and yielded three hit singles. He followed that with his self-titled second album, which debuted at No. 1 on the digital sales chart and at No. 7 on Billboard’s Top 200 album chart in 2008. G&K Services’ Friends of Festus VIP packages are a value-added option for concert-goers. Friends of Festus reserved seating packages are priced from $50$70 per seat, based on which night you are attending. The package also includes a reserved parking area close to the stadium and a $15 Fun Fest merchandise gift certificate. You can purchase your package at the Fun Fest office located at the Kingsport Chamber of Commerce, 400 Clinchfield St. Ste. 100, Kingsport (423-392-8806). Online Sunset Series general admission ticket packages can be purchased at Combo packs for Thurs/Fri. are $25, the Thurs/Sat and Fri/Sat combo packs are $30 and the All 3 Nights package will be $45. Combo tickets are ONLY available online. Any remaining single-night, general admission tickets will be available beginning Friday, June 21 at 9 a.m. at the Fun Fest Store at 400 Clinchfield St., Ste. 100. Ticket pricing is $15 for Thursday and Friday nights and $20 for the Saturday night concert.

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What better way is there to spend your 4th of July weekend than in a picturesque town that provides an amazing nostalgic patriotic experience? The oldest town in Tennessee, Historic Jonesborough started this July 4th event in 1970 and continues to bring festival-lovers to the mountains of East Tennessee annually in celebration of our nation’s birthday. Come join in on the fun, whether you enjoy a parade, music, food, crafts, history, entertainment or fireworks; Jonesborough Days has it all! There are always many unique and fun villages and areas to experience throughout the festival. Lots of music and tasty festival food is always handy. Our fireworks are a real blast and a treat for all. This festival has been recognized with many awards including the Pinnacle Award presented by the Northeast Tennessee Tourism Association, which salutes tourisms peak performers, and also as a Top 20 Event by the Southeast Tourism Society. Just a short drive from Johnson City, Bristol or Kingsport, Historic Jonesborough is nested in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains. Visit for the entire weekend and stay at one of the historic hotels or bed and breakfasts and get the complete “Jonesborough Experience.” Come celebrate July 4th with us!


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The 2013 Boones Creek Day will be held on Saturday, June 8th from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. This is the fourth year the festival has been held. The festivities will feature emcee Dave Hogan of WJCW who will be hosting live gospel bluegrass music all day. Three area bands will play beginning at 10:00 a.m. and continuing throughout the day. SunnySide will perform from 10:00 a.m. – noon, Lonesome Pine from 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. and Third Day Resurrection will play from 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. The entertainment tent will be at the center of the outdoor arena. It is suggested that festival goers bring a lawn chair to enjoy the concerts. The Featured Artist for the festival is Sharon Neuhauss of Boones Creek. Festival goers can shop through more than 50 craftsman and exhibitors with

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demonstrations including woodworking, pottery, gourds, basketry, soap making, beekeeping and much more! Tours will be conducted inside the historic Clark House, which is now the home to Boones Creek Potters’ Gallery. The Gallery has partnered with the Boones Creek Trust each year for the festival. Boones Creek Day is an annual fundraiser for, and produced by, the Boones Creek Historical Trust. Entry fee is $1.00 and children under 12 are admitted for free. Parking lots are located in nearby fields and golf cart service will be provided throughout the day.

We are here to greet you with a wonderful free “shopping bag” full of goodies from your local merchants that wish to introduce themselves to . you in a “personal way.” You not only receive free discounts and coupons to businesses and services, you will receive free tickets to most of our area museums, theatres, etc. Call today for your in-home personal visit with your Newcomer representative. Businesses, do not miss out on the most effective manner in getting your info in new resident’s hands immediately!

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Local Animal Shelters Bristol City Animal Control 415 Cumberland St. Bristol, VA 24201 276-645-7400 Bristol Virginia Animal Control 603 Volunteer Parkway Bristol, TN 37620 423-968-7011 City of Elizabethton Animal Shelter 253 Sycamore Shoals Dr. Elizabethton, TN 37643 423-547-6359


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Sullivan County Humane Society 2141 Idle Hour Rd. Kingsport, TN 37660 423-247-1671 Unicoi County Animal Shelter 185 N Industrial Dr. Erwin, TN 37650 423-743-3071 Washington County Animal Shelter 27252 Porter Ln. Abingdon, VA 24211 276-676-6210 Washington-Johnson City Animal Control Shelter 525 Sells Ave. Johnson City, TN 37604 423-926-8769


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Enjoy the Music, the Art and the Fun! Schedule of Events – Friday, June 7 Main Street Stage 4:15 p.m. The Barefoot Movement 5:15 p.m. Kenny Vaughan Trio 7:00 p.m. Big Daddy Love 8:45 p.m. Keller Williams with the Travelin’ McCoury’s Jazz Stage 5:00 p.m. Loretta Bowers 6:15 p.m. Mark Thie Music Project 7:30 p.m. Lenore Raphael 9:15 p.m. El Movimineto Local Stage 5:00 p.m. Alli Epperson 6:30 p.m. Matt Martin 8:00 p.m. Wayne Graham 9:30 p.m. Ryan Sheffield and the Highhills Kids Area 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Urban Art Throw Down 3p.m. – 8 p.m. Animation Festival Times vary Little City Roller Girls 6 p.m.- 11 p.m.

Schedule of Events – Saturday, June 8 Blue Plum 5K – 9 a.m. by Lady of the Fountain Cornhole will be FREE play! No tournament is scheduled at this time, but boards will be available for attendees on Saturday. Main Street Stage 12:00 p.m. Daisi Rain 12:45 p.m. My New Favorites 1:45 p.m. The Great Smoky Mountain Bluegrass Band

2:30 p.m. Malcolm Holcombe and Ed Snodderlly 3:30 p.m. Anndrena Belcher and the Wild Boys 4:30 p.m. This Mountain 5:45 p.m. Missy Raines and the New Hip 7:15 p.m. Shawn Camp 9:00 p.m. Scythian Jazz Stage 5p.m. Loretta Bowers 6:15p.m. Mark Thie Music Project 7:30 p.m. Lenore Raphael 9:15 p.m. El Movimineto Local Stage 12:30 p.m. Ozone Rangers 2 p.m. Christian Kohran 3:30 p.m. Alexa Woodward 5 p..m. The Red County Gospel 6:30 p.m. Scratch River Telegraph Company 8 p.m. We Killed Vegas 9: 30 p.m. Annabelle’s Curse



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Dining Diva Dines Out… By: Jennifer Maupin

If you’re like me, two words, Italian food, instantly make your mouth start watering! You start thinking of all the breads, cheeses, pastas, wines and desserts that make your taste buds dance. Bomba’s Fresh Italian, located in Jonesborough, is a place to experience good, authentic Italian foods. The restaurant is owned by Alex Bomba and opened in September 2012. Alex began his career as a chef in Kentucky, before moving to Johnson City, Tennessee, with his wife and opening Bomba’s. When it comes to Bomba’s everything is made fresh and in-house; nothing is dried, canned, or frozen. Bomba’s supports local farmers by purchasing both produce and meats from them. If you’re looking for a casual atmosphere, Bomba’s offers an all-you-can-eat lunch buffet from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., which includes assorted pizzas, pastas, sauces, salad and garlic bread. Also offered are sandwiches, soups and appetizers. For a classy atmosphere, but one that is family/kid friendly, Bomba’s dinner menu offers Chef’s specials, along with entrees which include: Seafood Scampi, Eggplant Parmesan,Grilled Chicken Alfredo,Tortellini Vodka, Roasted Vegetable Primavera, various pizzas and many more. For my meal, I had dessert first; a Chocolate Mousse, which was topped with a light cream and the perfect amount of sweetness. It was a great way to

start my meal! After dessert, I had the Eggplant Parmesan. This dish, which is absolutely wonderful, is made with mozzarella and marinara sauce baked over fresh eggplant and served with a side of spaghetti. The sauce is light and sweet and complements the eggplant parmesan perfectly. I also sampled the shrimp scampi served with bow-tie pasta in a white sauce with oven dried cherry tomatoes. Both meals were not only tasty, but filling as well. So, after my meal, another dessert? If I had chosen to indulge again, my other options could have included mixed berry cheesecake, lemon cake and tiramisu. Each one delicious I’m sure! A recent addition to Bomba’s is a quiet, romantic patio many customers enjoy; especially in the evening when the sun is setting. Once a month, Bomba’s offers a wine dinner, which includes a bottle of wine and an elegant five course meal. Speaking of wine, Bomba’s offers an array of red and white wines. They also offer local beers such as Depot Street Amber brewed in Jonesborough. Bomba’s is opened Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Look for Bomba’s on 125 E. Jackson Boulevard in Jonesborough. Have your dessert first and enjoy a little trip to Italy. Don’t forget to tell them, Voice Magazine for Women sent you! Bomba’s Fresh Italian 125 E. Jackson Boulevard Jonesborough, TN (423) 913-4685

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FREE Defense Class for Women Scheduled By Lorelei Goff K9 Officer/Rape Defense Instructor Todd Spence and Shooter’s Edge, LLC have joined forces to promote the safety and empowerment of women in the Tri-Cities community by offering a free Rape Defense Class. “This is a hands-on class designed for women that teaches effective, real-world defensive techniques. It’s free because I refuse to put a price tag on teaching personal safety and selfpreservation,” says Spence, who is based in Sevierville. “I want women to always be safe.” Don Reimer, General Manager of Shooter’s Edge, offered free classroom space to host the class. “We built this place with serving women in mind,” says Reimer, a long-time advocate of women’s safety and participation in shooting sports. Matt Reimer, Director of Sales at Shooters Edge adds, “It’s important for women of all ages to know how to defend themselves in any kind of hostile situation.” Spence wears a padded “Red Man Suit” to provide participants an opportunity for realistic practice. The class will be held on June 9th from 1:00-6:00 p.m. at Shooter’s Edge, LLC Indoor Range and Training Center, 413 Century Court, Piney Flats, TN 37686. To RSVP, or for more information, contact Lorelei Goff, 423.588.0854 or email

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Abshire Joins YWCA as Director of Fitness Jacqueline Abshire recently joined the YWCA as Director of Fitness, overseeing the Women’s Fitness Spa and wellness programs. Abshire graduated from the University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, KY, with a double major in Exercise Sports Science and Public Health. She was a standout athlete on the women’s wrestling team, earning AllAmerican honors all four years. She was the college national champion and represented the United States on the Pan American team in Venezuela her freshman year. Upon graduation, she put her leadership skills to work as the Assistant Women’s Wrestling Coach at King University. Abshire lives in Bristol, Tenn. with her husband, Brian II, and their two boys, Brian III and Bryson.



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Q & A: with the Director 1. What do you hope to bring to the Women’s Fitness Spa? I am a certified personal trainer with a passion for teaching women proper training techniques as well as new fitness trends and styles. I want to promote healthier lifestyles among women by providing knowledge of good eating habits and exercise routines. But most importantly, I hope our staff will encourage positive attitudes that will help our members reach their overall fitness goal.

2. What’s special about the YWCA? My staff does a great job of keeping up with new fitness trends which makes our training sessions fresh and effective. Our Fitness Spa is different from other gyms, because everything we do centers around our mission to empower women through the promotion of health and wellness. We are an all-women’s facility that provides a comfortable, clean setting to achieve one’s fitness goals. We aren’t just a workout center; we are a community of women that support each other.

3. What impact have the wellness programs and activities had on members? I came in during one of the many wellness events we host here called the Weight Loss Challenge. The Weight Loss Challenge is an 8-week competition where members strive to lose the most weight and win a gift basket. One member that stands out to me is a woman who lost an incredible 20.5 lbs at the end of the 8-week mark. She worked hard every minute she could and still has goals to continue to lose weight and live a healthier lifestyle. It’s stories like this and many more that make me love my job! Get inspired and join the YWCA Fitness Spa!

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NHC Rehabilitation Services Rehabilitation facilities for patients recovering from acute illnesses, injuries and surgery are important to the individual as well as their families. Most patients needing rehabilitation services due to their health condition wish to gain back their independence. NHC seeks to help their patients get back to where they can care for themselves and live independently. Depending on the ailment they are recovering from, patients receive the combination of physical, occupational and speech therapy they need. Physical therapy deals mostly with mobility. Occupational therapy deals with the activities of daily living, such as bathing, dressing and meal preparation. Speech therapy deals with swallowing difficulties and cognitive issues. “The recovery process can be both physically and emotionally challenging not only for the patient, but the family members as well. Since your loved one will rely so heavily on the staff to help take care of their needs, it’s important that you choose a facility that offers sincere care.” That is what you will find at the NHC located in Johnson City. NHC is a 160-bed Skilled and Intermediate Care facility located on Bristol Highway in Johnson City, TN. Fully licensed by Medicare and Medicaid, care is their business at NHC. • Care that respects the individual. • Care that promotes recovery, well-being and independence. • Care that seeks to meet all standards of quality.

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The Mission of NHC HealthCare, Johnson City is dedication every day to give the very best and highest quality of individual patient care and family interaction, delivered with a sense of compassion, courtesy, promptness, integrity, and respect. With their number one priority being their patients and their families, a commitment is anchored in their service. At NHC treatment of their patients and families are guided by: • Always being honest and truthful in what we say. • Showing kindness in our touch, our voices and our body gestures. • Being efficient in our service. • Allowing the patient and family to feel confident that we will do the right job each time. • Showing a positive attitude whenever we are with or around patients and families. • Recognizing each patient as an individual, with specific likes and dislikes, and we will diligently work to serve and please each one. • Having fun and bringing joy during the time we talk and interact with patients, families, and our fellow team members. NHC continues to strive for new methods for complete care and rehabilitation. Now opened is NHC Rehab’s brand new gym! Whether you are in need of short term rehab after an injury or surgery, or a more extensive stay after a serious illness, NHC’s amazing therapists will help get you back on your feet and back to your home. Call them today for more information or a complete guide to their services. They are conveniently located in Johnson City, TN near Interstate 26. (See their ad on this page.)


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“every story needs a book”

JCP authors love to meet their readers. This month our authors will be appearing at the following events. Questions about booking our authors for your event? Email

Janie Dempsey Watts - Moon Over Taylor's Ridge Author reading, Friday, June 7, 7:30 p.m., River City Sessions, The Camp House, 1427 Williams St., Chattanooga, TN

Linda Hudson Hoagland - Snooping Can Be Contagious, Snooping Can Be Dangerous, The Best Darn Secret Saturday-Monday, June 1-3, 2013, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., All Seasons Indoor Market, 5 miles from Tazewell, VA on Route 460 Sunday, June 9, 2013, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., All Seasons Indoor Market, 5 miles from Tazewell, VA on Route 460 Sunday-Monday, June 16-17, 2013, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., All Seasons Indoor Market, 5 miles from Tazewell, VA on Route 460

Sunday, June 23, 2013, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., All Seasons Indoor Market, 5 miles from Tazewell, VA on Route 460 Monday, June 24, 2013, 12 p.m., Gethsemane Baptist Church, Richlands, VA Saturday, June 29, 2013, 10 a.m., Garden Alumni Day, old Garden Elementary School, Grundy, VA Sunday, June 30, 2013, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., All Seasons Indoor Market, 5 miles from Tazewell, VA on Route 460

Lisa Hall - Burton the Sneezing Cow and The Cutie Pies Chronicles Tuesday, June 18, 1:00 p.m., Sullivan Gardens Branch of Sullivan County Public Library, 104 Bluegrass Drive, Kingsport, TN

Rebecca Williams Spindler & Madelyn Spindler Sara Jane is a Pain, Life According to Liz, Moving Out and Moving On Thursday, June 27th, 6:30 p.m., Bookworld, Baraboo, WI

Rose Klix - God, My Greatest Love Saturday, Date: June 8, 10:00 a.m., Basler Library at NE State Community College Room L-106 Program: Website Marketing for the Poetry Society of Tennessee, Northeast branch (PST-NE)

Victoria Fletcher Fletcher’s Fables

Tuesday, June 18, 2013, 6 p.m., J. Fred Matthews Library, St. Paul , VA Friday- Saturday, June 21-22, 2013, 12 p.m. - 8 p.m and 10 a.m. - 8 p.m., Chautauqua Festival, Wytheville, VA

Saturday, June 8th, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Damascus Library Saturday, August 3rd, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Virginia Highlands Festival in Abingdon

It’s time for Beach Reads from Jan-Carol Publishing!


The Summer Solstice is June 21st which means it is time for some fun, summer reading from All of our books are also available as eBooks on and, as well as in print. Make sure you follow us on Facebook at for contests, new releases and more! Summer time is fun time with books from Jan-Carol Publishing!

Tween and Teen Literature available at The Forever, Marty Series ~ Jessica Hayworth The Tale of Two Sisters Series ~ Rebecca Williams Spindler and Madelyn Spindler The Glade Series ~ Martha Jane Orlando The Lost Creek Saga Series ~ Melissa Peagler The Best Darn Secret ~ Linda Hudson Hoagland Breadline Blue ~ Lorna MacDonald Czarnota Dreams of Amelia, A Novel ~ E. Louise Jaques Chicken in the Car and the Car Won’t Go ~ Melisa Wells

Women’s Fiction available at The Cutie Pies Chronicles ~ Lisa Hall The Lindsay Harris Murder Mysteries ~ Linda Hudson Hoagland Deathoscope ~ Dr. John Clark Moon Over Taylor’s Ridge ~ Janie Dempsey Watts Dining with Robert Redford and Other Short Stories ~ Tamra Wilson


Father’s Day is June 16th Are you looking for a gift sure to please your dad on this Father’s Day? How about a book from JCP? Some titles your dad might enjoy include: We are Like a Brilliant Star ~ L.R. Sumpter Sinking Creek Journal ~ Fred Waage Deathoscope ~ Dr. John Clark Eating Local in Virginia ~ Phyllis Wilson Mountain History, Mountain Folk ~ Judith V. Hensley Tom Dooley: The Story Behind the Ballad ~ Karen Wheeler Reynolds Go to for order info or for purchasing information.




Appalachian Authors Guild & Associates Are you an author, or interested in becoming one? Then, check out for information on how to become part of the Appalachian Authors Guild & Associates. A link to the membership application is located on the website as well as member benefits. AAG is a certified chapter of the Virginia Writers Club. You can also “Like” AAG on Facebook at Appalachian Authors Guild & Associates.

Betty Kossick, a resident of Calhoun, Georgia, was recently selected as the Spring-Summer 2013 “Bright Star” by A Galaxy of Verse. This non-profit literary organization, established in 1974, and located in Garland, Texas, publishes a twiceyearly poetry anthology by the same name. The Bright Star’s biography and selected poems provide the opening feature for the anthology, which also publishes poetry by members and contest winners. President and Editor, Barbara Blanks, chooses a “star” based on the poet’s body of work, and a continuing passion for keeping the art of poetry alive, accessible, and comprehensible. Betty Kossick’s poetry collection, Heart Ballads, was published by Little Creek Books, an imprint of JanCarol Publishing, in 2009. Daytime Tri-Cities Book Club will feature JCP author Victoria Fletcher on Tuesday, June 11th at 10 am on WJHL-TV. Fletcher is the author of Fletcher’s Fables published by Little Creek Books. Her website is



Women Working A to Z Dr. Maria A. Kundstadter Encouraging young girls to consider a diversity of career choices is the best step any parent, teacher or librarian can take to instill self-esteem and stimulate broader subject interests. Women Working A to Z was written to introduce girls to the great range of opportunities that are open to them. Using real examples of young girls who have grown up to assume fulfilling careers as adults in both nontraditional and traditional women’s occupations, readers will gain a clear vision of their potential. This book is intended to celebrate opportunity and foster discovery in every reader.

World’s Smallest Dragon Genadiya Kortova What happens when the world’s smallest dragon is suddenly not so small anymore? Come along for the exciting story and beautiful illustrations in World’s Smallest Dragon written by Bulgarian author Genadiya Kortova and illustrated by her sister, Ioana Kortova. Join Tiny the Dragon and his new best friend, Millie the Mouse, for a story that will capture the imaginations of children of all ages. Available for order on and

Moving Out and Moving On Rebecca Williams Spindler & Madelyn Spindler Book 3 from The Tale of Two Sisters is now available from Jan-Carol Publishing. This series praised as “hilarious and extremely honest series” which includes books Sara Jane is a Pain and Life According to Liz, has been listed as Top Middle Grade Novels for two years in a row on The final book of the series, Moving Out and Moving On, follows sisters Sara Jane and Liz as they face embark on new chapters of their lives with the same gusto they’ve always displayed! Keep up with the authors and their cast of lively characters at Fans of Spindler Writing on Facebook. Availabe for order at

The Moment of Truth Book 3 of The Glade Series Martha Jane Orlando In The Moment of Truth, Book 3 of The Glade Series, ten-year-old Davy Murray’s adventures continue not only with his friend, Grey, True Squirrel of the Old Ones, but

with all the other mystical, magical creatures of The Glade whom he finally meets. Davy is beside himself with joy and wonder at it all. But, the idyllic quickly spirals into horrific when the plans of crooked Cousin Ronnie threaten the home and the lives of Davy’s new friends. It is up to Davy to help them, but will his plan work? Will he be able to save them in time? Available at

SOON! G N I M O C Malina and the Lost Art

Malina and the Lost Art

Pamela Whiting Keaton Almost every town has a creepy old house that causes people to whisper. For Malina Mason, the problem is that her parents are making her live in it. While her parents spend all of their time and money remodeling the town's largest historical home, Malina feels condemned to poverty and boredom. She knows that this latest house is Pamela Whiting Keaton different from any they have lived in before; but what Malina doesn't know is that this house holds a secret and possibly a treasure! It is a secret that only Malina can discover and a mystery that only she can solve. But will the truth end her family's problems or make things much, much worse? One thing is for certain, Malina is about to stop feeling bored. Available at

Reading with Ralph— A Journey in Christian Compassion Leigh Anne Hoover Reading with Ralph—A Journey in Christian Compassion, an inspirational story of hope and lifelong learning, is from Kingsport author Leigh Anne Hoover. Available later this year from Little Creek Books.

The Blessings of the Butterfly Noelle Gibbons The Blessings of the Butterfly is written and illustrated by sixteen-year-old writer and artist Noelle Gibbons. In a new twist on the Cinderella story, this wonderful tale is told through beautiful prose and magical drawings of a whimsical land and its inhabitants. Cinders, the male version of Cinderella, is raised in a jungle by chimps, after the death of his beloved parents. His only friend, the Butterfly, comes in his time of need and grants him his wish of attending the competition to be King of the Beasts. The pair of grass slippers, given to him by the Butterfly, gives him a winning chance when the beautiful Ella becomes part of the contest. Readers of all ages will love The Blessings of the Butterfly, coming soon from Little Creek Books. June 2013 27

How to place a classified ad: $25.00 for up to 40 words and .10 for each additional word. Line border is included. Bold and or one-color additional. Must be received by the 15th. All ads subject to approval. Call 423-926-9983 or email: How to place a display/classified ad: Contact by phone 423-926-9983 or e-mail Editing: We reserve the right to edit for taste, clarity and length. Most submissions are edited to shorten, clarify confusing statements or correct grammatical errors. If a submission is potentially libelous, slanderous or appears to have been written with malice or harmful intent, it will be edited or rejected. This applies to submissions for the magazine and for our website How to subscribe: Send $28.00 for one year for 12 issues to: Voice Magazine, P.O. Box 701, Johnson City, TN 37605 How to submit items to “update” and “up & coming events”: We encourage submission of press releases about news and up & coming events. Email your press releases to

Career Corner (Employment Section)

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. Commission only. (Abingdon, VA area) Email your resume to: sales or fax your resume to 423-926-9983. In Home Care Services in Kingsport is now accepting applications for all shifts. Only experienced male and female caregivers need to apply. Call: 423-245-1065.

Clerical Aide Position: Morrison School, a local non-pr ofit school for children with learning disabilities, is looking for a full time Clerical Aide to assist the School Director and the Administrative Manager. Duties would include but are not limited to: • Answer incoming phone calls or emails and distribute to appropriate staff members • Greet visitors • Maintain and mail out general information packets to people inquiring about Morrison School • Key information into database • Prepare student enrollment packets • Maintain stock of office, kitchen and janitorial supplies • Track and maintain academic materials and student files • Develop computer generated spreadsheets • Assist staff with use of iPads, computers etc. Job Requirements: Preferably training and/or experience in general office work with substantial knowledge and skill relative to office equipment and technology. Morrison School in Bristol, Virginia. Call: 276-669-2823.


Morrison School in Bristol, Virginia is now accepting appli cations for teacher and teacher's aide positions. Call: 276-669-2823. Marketing/PR Fundraising Position: • Meet with Marketing and Fundraising Committees to discuss the respective plans, make recommendations, and prepare for implementation. • Meet with volunteers to utilize their services for marketing, PR and fundraising initiatives. • Keep Facebook, Twitter and Website up to date. • Provide appropriate news releases to local media. • Project manager for all fundraising events and Lunch & Learn events • Conduct school tours as necessary. • Review paid advertising programs and make recommendations. • Maintain database of prospective students/parents and donors. • Develop regular direct mall and email campaigns to data base. Morrison School in Bristol, Virginia. Call: 276-669-2823.

Abingdon, VA

Cooking Along the Crooked Road, a culinary program at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center, announces the 2013 Cooking Class schedule June. Taught by local chefs and accomplished cooks, these noncredit, hands-on enrichment classes are open to the public. Adult and youth classes are available and meet in the culinary kitchen at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center in Abingdon. To see the complete list of culinary courses and descriptions, and to register online, please visit: or, call the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center at 276-619-4300.

Bristol, TN/VA

Bring a Date or a Friend! As part of the State of the Arts Weekend, BVU will be screening 2012's “Pitch Perfect” in Cumberland Square Park on Saturday, June 15. Help us celebrate the arts by bringing your blanket or a chair, a picnic and a friend, and enjoy a good movie on a warm summer's night! This event is free, and the movie will begin in the park once the sun goes down. For information about this and other State of the Arts events, please contact René Rodgers, Associate Director of Believe in Bristol, on 276-644-9700 or visit. or On Saturday, June 15, 11 a.m.–12 noon, there will be an Artists' Power Hour art competition at the Farmers' Market in Historic Downtown Bristol. Artists will have one hour to start and finish their art project in front of the Farmers' Market audience. Artists should bring their own supplies, table or easel, along with a tip jar. The artist with the most tips at the end of the hour is the winner! The winning artist will be featured on the A&E section of the Believe in Bristol website as well as the A&E District Facebook page, and also be displayed in one of the galleries in Downtown Bristol for one month. This competition is open to all varieties of artisans: painters, sculptors,

jewelry makers, crafters, collage enthusiasts, woodcarvers—we want you all! For questions or to register for Artists’ Power Hour, contact Bethany Wilson at 423-3607376 or For questions or to register for the Art Swap Event, call Susan Long at 276-494-9925 or email The 911 Lifesavers Team will be hosting a fun evening of “31 BINGO” on June 14, 2013 at 6pm at Jonesborough Visitor's Center. You can play 15 games of BINGO for a $15 donation to American Cancer Society Relay For Life and win great Thirty-One products to take home that evening. An additional Bingo card may be purchased at the door for a $5 donation. Join us for a fun evening and help Fight for a Cure! Tickets may be purchased early by calling Sandy at 423-444-5553 or Cindy at 423-4264200. Border Bash featuring Woody Pines and Paul Burch will perform on June 7 at 7:00 p.m. The Tillers, Hurray for the Riff Raff and Rosco Bandana will perform June 21 at 7:00 p.m. downtown Bristol, in the 600 block. The evenings' events will start with children's activities, crafters, and concessions at 6:00 p.m. Open FREE to the public. Remaining 2013 Border Bash Dates: July 4: (special event on Independence Day) L Shape Lot Jon Stickley Trio July 19: Barlow Gin & The Hatchetmen Field Report August 2: Erick Baker Amber Rubarth Trio featuring Dave Eggar August 16: St. Paul & The Broken Bones Blair Crimmins & The Hookers

Johnson City, TN

Operation Love, the new and growing group of Johnson City women bound by their desire to help their community, has launched their new charitable drive. This one is to collect donations for the Washington County Animal Shelter. The shelter is in need of cat litter; bedding (blankets, throws, fleece, sheets and towels); chlorine bleach; scented Pine Sol; dog toys (plastic and squeaky); rawhide chews; and food (dog and cat dry.) Donations can be dropped off at Atlantis at 242 E. Main St. in Johnson City, TN. For more information call 423.926.8884. Free Decorating Classes at Gracious Designs Reservations are required due to limited space. Call Johnson City at 423-434-4304 or Jonesborough at 423-753-

5247. June is Teacher Appreciation Month at Gracious Designs Stop by any time and register for a gift drawing! Grand Entry: Creating Beautiful Entries Inside and Out! JC- Thursday, June 6th: 11:30 am JB- Saturday, June 8th: 11:30 am White Glove and Party Manners Tea: Children ages 510 join us for a class on manners with a complimentary tea to follow! JC- Thursday, June 13th: 11:30 am JB- Saturday, June 15th: 11:30 am Teacher Appreciation- Relax Refresh, Renew JC- Thursday, June 27th: 11:30 am JB- Saturday, June 29th: 11:30 am Please call us to make a reservation! 2527 N. Roan St. Johnson City, TN 37601 117 E. Main St. Jonesborough, TN 37659 Check us out on the web on Facebook and at:

Pet Adoption Event: Brother Wolf Animal Rescue- JC Foster group will be hosting an adoption event on June 8, 2013 at Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt located at 3135 Peoples Street. We will be there from 12pm-6pm with lots of cute, cuddly dogs and puppies looking for their forever home. While you're there grab a Menchie's treat and tell them you're supporting Brother Wolf Animal Rescue and we'll earn a percentage of their sales starting on June 8June 14th.

Jonesborough, TN

Held each Friday evening May through September in Jonesborough, TN, Music on the Square is Americana at its best, featuring live performances by local and regional bands, storytellers, poets, and performance artists. Each week offers at least two different acts. Many of the shops in Jonesborough stay open for these events, and the restaurants are full of diners and dessert seekers. Folks can visit, chat, enjoy the music and meet new friends as the bands play a variety of bluegrass, Celtic, old-time, blues or jazz. Now an official Jonesborough event, Main Street is blocked off to through traffic for these concerts and plenty of parking is found behind the Jonesborough Courthouse. Restrooms are available, and handicap access is available for parking and seating. Each concert begins around 7 p.m., and everyone is invited to attend and enjoy these concerts. The schedule for June is: June 7: Lonesome Will Mullins and the VA Playboys June 14: Nora Jane Struthers and the Party Line June 21: G.C. Matlock & Tennessee Skyline June 28: Underhill Rose

Upcoming Events at Atlantis Spiritual Center: Wednesdays: 5:15 p.m.-6:15 p.m. Yoga Classes, Cost is $7 per class. Wednesdays: 10:30-6 p.m. Aqua Chi Ionic Foot Bath Spa with Registered Certified Reflexologist Turena Austin - Choose either 1 hour of Reflexology or divided time between Aqua Chi and Reflexology. $50 for 1 hour appointment. Thursdays: 10-6 p.m. Rev. Edward Christian, Alliance of Divine Love Minister, Reiki Master, certified in Tuning Fork Therapy and many other healing modalities for relaxation and healing. Please call (423) 926-8884 to reserve your space. Kingsport, TN Saturday, June 15: 8 a.m.-7 p.m. World’s Largest Known Crystal Scull, Max, will be on display. Public The public is invited to view an exhibit by local artist presentation 11a.m.-1p.m. (Which will include the story Amanda J. Richardson titled Doldrums of Spectacle at of Max as well as other crystal sculls, meditation and the Renaissance Center Atrium Gallery through June 30, hands-on time with Max) $20 2013. This body of work is from 2010 to 2013. The RenSaturday, June 22: 1-3 p.m. Numerology 101 Workaissance Center Atrium Gallery is free and open to the shop with Rev. Eve Robinson-$35 public daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Renaissance June 28, 29 & 30 Intuitive Readings with Happy Center Atrium Gallery is located on the second floor Medium Jonna Rae-$2/minute of the Renaissance Center at 1200 E. Center St. Kingsport TN 37660. Amanda currently resides in Saturday, June 29: 1-3 p.m. Animal Communication Class: Tazewell, Virginia. Amanda received a BFA in paintAnimals are already communicating with us—learn how ing from ETSU in 2008. She primarily paints with to listen and accurately hear what they're sharing. Partici- Acrylic and Watercolor. She participated in painting pants will learn how to get out of their analytical head one of the rounding boards for the Kingsport Carousel and into their compassionate heart to understand and Project. speak animals' language. $20 Sunday, June 30: 1-3 p.m. Dowsing: Tapping into Universal Energy—In this hands-on experiential class, you will make a pendulum and dowsing rods, and learn the • All-State Pest & Termite Control is bonded and insured in both Tennessee & Virginia basics of how to apply this ancient • Professional and quality pest control service practice to everyday situations. $20 • 18 years experience in the pest control and termite industry Please call (423) 926-8884 to • Specializing in Commercial & Residential Pre-Treats and Pest Control reserve your space. • All technicians are trained, certified and screened Atlantis Spiritual Center, 240 E. Main St. ALL STATE PEST & TERMITE CONTROL Johnson City, TN 423-926-8884 SCHEDULE AN INSPECTION TODAY! 3133 Hwy 126 Blountville, TN • “Like” us VISIT OUR WEBSITE on Facebook! 10% DISCOUNT Bristol: 423-279-9866 • Kingsport: 423-246-1901



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0613 voice magazine  

Voice - magazine for women is the region's first magazine for women! Created for women, by women, about women, and to women! Delivered on th...

0613 voice magazine  

Voice - magazine for women is the region's first magazine for women! Created for women, by women, about women, and to women! Delivered on th...