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It’s that time of year! The first leaves are beginning to fall and the nights are cool. I love this time of year. Besides being my ‘birthday month,’ this time of year brings back happy memories of attending fairs and hitting all those rides. I find this time of year to be almost like a closure offering a new beginning. Let’s hope that the next few weeks will be a new beginning of bright sunny warm days and endless blue skies and not so much rain! As we move into the last quarter of this year, it seems a perfect time to take a moment to say ‘Thank you’ to all our supporting fans. We hope you, our readers, will accept our personal appreciation of your unstopping support to our advertisers and to the magazine! We could not do this each month without ALL of you! This year 2013 has been a year of growth for us. With this economy, we small businesses are in the same boat and we must support each other. Thank you! We hope that you will show your support and join us at the Women In Business Conference, scheduled for Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center in Abingdon, VA. This year is the 20th anniversary of the event. Please call now and make your reservations. Continental breakfast and lunch are included for a small fee and it is a great opportunity to network and enjoy the camaraderie. Pre-Paid reservations are preferred to ensure food preparation. Please see their ad on page 17. Other events on the horizon are the Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion and the Mistletoe Market. Stop by the Jan-Carol Publishing/Voice Magazine booth at the R & R and visit with our JCP authors. And as we move into the year, we know that the holidays are just around the corner. Be sure to mark your calendars to shop at the Mistletoe Market event at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center in November. This is a fun shopping fundraiser for the William King Museum in Abingdon, VA. In conjunction with the Appalachian Writers’ Guild, Jan-Carol Publishing will be there! Books make perfect holiday gifts! Again, as Voice Magazine turns another page and moves into a new season, we continue to do what we always do—show support to local businesses, provide information and have fun along the way! Thank you for your support! Follow us on Facebook and be sure to ‘like’ us and invite your friends to ‘like’ us too. Thought of the month: “Stop wearing your wishbone where your backbone ought to be.” Elizabeth Gilbert Verse of the month: “Do not be deceived: Evil company corrupts good habits.” 1 Corinthians 15:33 NKJV

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The following parable (author unknown) shares the story of a school for animals: The school was to include classes in swimming, climbing, flying and running. All the animals were required to take all of the classes. The duck was good in swimming and he was pretty fair in flying, but he was just terrible in running. As a result, the duck was forced to drop his swimming class and stay after school so he could practice his running. He kept this up until he was only average in swimming but average was okay, and that was acceptable, and the others were no longer threatened by his swimming abilities. Everyone felt more comfortable, except the duck. The eagle was somewhat of a problem student from the very beginning. In climbing, the eagle beat everyone to the top of the tree, but did it in her own way. She flatly refused to climb the tree and had to be severely disciplined. She was so uncooperative in swimming classes that she finally had to be kicked out of the class. The rabbit started at the top of the class in running, but was obviously not up to speed in other areas. In fact, the rabbit almost broke its leg trying to fly by using its ears as wings. The rabbit had so much make-up work to do in swimming that it had a nervous breakdown and had to drop out. Sadly, the turtle was a failure in almost everything. The turtle’s shell was considered to be the primary cause of this dismal performance, so it was removed. This helped the turtle’s running a bit, but unfortunately, it became the first casualty of the school when stepped on by the horse. By the end of the school year, there were no real successes. It seemed that all the animals were either average, sick, or dead. God has given each one of us certain gifts and abilities, certain strengths and weaknesses. The question becomes which do we focus our efforts on, fixing our weaknesses or developing our strengths? Without doubt, there are some life skills that are important to become competent in – and if we find we are weak in those skills – we should make an effort to improve. Yet, as the parable teaches us – if we primarily focus on fixing our weaknesses – we may end up wasting the strengths God has given us to be used for His glory! Make today the day you spend some time working to develop your strengths! God has creatively designed you with those strengths. Thank God for them! Use them!

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7 Fall Fashion Trends Provided by Jan Howery

The new fall fashion trends are offering a wide range of styles to fit your fashion style, taste and lifestyle. Jeans, boots and leggings are still around for this season, so forget those age appropriate definitions that do not allow you to be creative! Create your own versions of the season’s trends and add your own personal signature to these trends.

1. Patchwork, especially denim: This comfortable, easy-to-maintain fabric is showing up in many guises in the autumn collections. Clothes will feature such combinations as saturated indigo, destroyed denim and washed denim, all in one garment.

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2. Bold Outerwear: Outerwear will be making a splash this fall, whether in materials like fur, faux fur or feathers. You will also see statement-making cuts, such as oversized parkas, capes and colorful bomber jackets.

3. Houndstooth and Other Classic Prints: Fall collections are touting houndstooth, whether in its standard size, more modern larger sizes or slightly altered shapes. Think of houndstooth as a neutral that goes with almost anything and can be dressed up, as in evening wear, or dressed down.

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4. Animal Prints: Leopard is back again, in both the expected browns and in colors like pink and red. You'll also see leopard print on oversized pieces, in larger dimensions and in handbags. 5. Emerald and Khaki Green: Greens in general are on trend for fall, especially emerald, which goes well with other jewel tones like amethyst, sapphire and garnet. Accessories such as jewelry, scarves, handbags and shoes are great ways to add pops of emerald to fall outfits. Khaki and loden green (dark olive green) also appear in military styles and the army surplus look. 6. Peplums: Peplums are figure-flattering and stylish and are showing up in the fall. A peplum is a flared ruffle attached to the waistline of a dress, jacket or blouse. The peplum has been popular a few times in fashion history including Elizabethan times and the 1980’s. Today brings a new resurgence of the peplum.

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Kingsport author releases book that sheds light on illiteracy with Christian compassion Leigh Anne W. Hoover is the author of the well-known children's book The Santa Train Tradition and the awardwinning Festus and His Fun Fest Favorites. Now, she has a new adult Christian book that sheds a light on illiteracy and also shares God's love. In Reading with Ralph — A Journey in Christian Compassion, you will discover the bond of friendship with an unsuspecting relationship developed through reading. You will laugh, and you will cry as Leigh Anne introduces you to Ralph. Through their story, you will also discover God's strength and Leigh Anne W. Hoover His prevailing love and grace. “Ralph is my adult reading student at the Literacy Council READING with RALPH of Kingsport, Inc.,” said Hoover. “We are in our seventh year A Journey in working together weekly, and Ralph is also a member of our Christian Compassion church and Sunday school class at First Broad Street United Methodist Church in Kingsport. Without a doubt, I believe that Ralph was put in my path. In fact, when Ralph learned that I was writing a book about him, he replied, ‘This book is not about me. It's about God.’” While the story of Ralph shows God’s strength and His prevailing love and grace, it is more about the importance of literacy, a cause near and dear to Leigh Anne. When Ralph Buck came to the Literacy Council of Kingsport, he was at a first grade reading level. Today, through dedication and determination, he is above a sixth grade level and continues to improve. As for many new literates, reading has opened a new world for Ralph. He has a new sense of freedom and independence, which has also given him increased confidence. A portion of the proceeds from Reading with Ralph — A Journey of Christian Compassion will go towards the Literacy Consignment Home Furnishings Council of Kingsport, Inc. located in Kingsport, Tennessee. Leigh Anne is a native of South Carolina and graduate of Clemson University. Reading with Ralph — A Journey of Christian Compassion is endorsed by Dabo Swinney, head football coach of Clemson University and Jim Barker, President of Clemson University. The book also contains a foreword by Dr. Robert Laubach. Visit Leigh Anne W. Hoover on Facebook or her website, According to the U. S. Department of Education, National Institute of Literacy, 32 million U.S. adults cannot read. Illiterate adults are not able to complete job applications, read road signs, cooking directions or even instructions for taking medications. As a nation, illiteracy leads to unemployment, poverty, homelessness, crime and so many other woes. The Literacy Council of Kingsport, Incorporated is a program of the United Way of Greater Kingsport, which has recently identified early grade reading as the number one cause of community service and human health needs and is serving to remedy this situation in our region. The Kingsport-Times News is planning a September 8 feature on International Literacy Day. Also, Leigh Anne has been invited to the “United, We Read” kickoff with First Lady Crissy Haslam on September 12. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the book benefits the Literacy Council of Kingsport, Inc. Jan-Carol Publishing, Inc. is a cooperative between a small independent Check out our Décor and Home Furnishings publishing group and a motivated force of authors. Jan-Carol Publishing, in our NEW 11,000 sq. ft. showroom! Inc. includes the imprints Mountain Girl Press, Little Creek Books, Express Editions and DigiStyle. Each imprint specializes in a certain genre from 1001 N. Eastman Rd. Kingsport,TN local Appalachian stories to children’s books and more. At JCP we believe 423-246-HOME (4663) • Layaway Available “Every story needs a book.” Open Mon. - Fri. 10am-6pm & Sat. 10am-5pm For more information about Jan-Carol Publishing, Inc., go to, or call (423) 926-9983. Be sure to follow us on Facebook as well, Jan-Carol Publishing, Inc. LEIGH ANNE W. HOOVER


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The Heritage Association of Rogersville, Tennessee will host its 34rd annual Heritage Day’s celebration on October 11, 12, 13, 2013. Rogersville’s historic town square provides the setting for this popular festival, showcasing four blocks of music and dance, children’s events in the Young’uns Yard, craft demonstrations, a quilt show, an art, photography and needlework show, an antique farm equipment show and a juried craft fair. History comes to life Friday evening through Sunday at the Civil War Cavalry camp and reenactment in Crockett Spring Park located just off the town square. Enjoy festival foods in the food court or dine in one of the local restaurants downtown. Visit the Historic Hale Springs Inn on Main Street; step back in time and tour, sleep or dine in this beautiful inn that has hosted three U.S. Presidents. The Southeast Tourism Society designated Heritage Days as one of the Top 20 Events in the Southeast and The Tennessee Magazine awarded Heritage Days the East Tennessee Best Festival award in 2010, 2012 and runner up in 2011.

The historic town of Rogersville, host of year-round special events, boasts the everpopular Cruise-In as summer’s main attraction. The Main Street Cruise-In on the Square is held the second Friday night of each month from May until October featuring pre-1980 classic cars. The October event, scheduled for October 11 at 6:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m., will feature a classic car cruise down Main Street. After the parade, the vehicles will be parked for visitors to view as they enjoy entertainment by The B-Team Blues Band. Downtown shops and restaurants will remain open for the evening. The Cruise– In is sponsored by the Rogersville Main Street Program and Otis Eldridge Body Shop and Auto Sales. The Main Street Program will partner with J & J Service, Food City and Hawkins County Bonding to sponsor a Chili Cook-Off in the Hale Springs Inn courtyard from 3:00–6:00 p.m. The Children’s Heritage Days Costume Parade registration begins at 4:30 p.m., First Baptist Church parking lot. For applications or information, contact: Nancy Barker, Rogersville Main Street 423-272-2186; or visit

HERITAGE DAYS SCHEDULE: Friday evening: 3:00 – 9:00 p.m. – Main Street Rogersville hosts and co-sponsors the Children are Heritage Costume Contest, Cruise-In Chili Cook Off and the Heritage Days Cruise-In and parade of pre-1980 automobiles. The B Team Blues Band will be featured on the Main Stage. Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – Rogersville Arts Council/Rogersville Play House “Little Shop of Horrors” 10:00 a.m. – Opening Ceremony 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. – All events open 12:00 p.m. – Corn Hole Tournament at Crockett Spring Park (registration 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. – double elimination – $40.00 per team entry fee) Sunday: 12:00 – 6:00p.m. – All events open

Rogersville’s historic downtown hosts East Tennessee’s most enjoyable weekend every second full weekend in October.

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Over 100 Juried Craft Artists offering a wide variety of handmade items Craft Demonstrations Traditional Appalachian and Celtic Music Appalachian Dancers Historic Reenactors Cruise-In on the Square

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Barlow Gin and the Hatchetmen By Cathy Loosbrock


tart with lead singer Kat Rush, who loves the 1940’s, add a large dollop of jazz and mix it well with good old fashioned rock and roll, and you end up with the unique sound of Barlow Gin and the Hatchetmen. Originally from Austin, Texas, and now a local Bristol resident, Kat initially was around a very large diverse group of music. She admits being “a little frustrated with music in our area. There is a ton of talent, but it is very heavily concentrated in certain genres. I thought, yeah, I want to try something different.” “I grew up in musical theater and was basically trained from an early age how to sing in different genres,” she explained. “I could do a show that was a rock opera, then do musical theater with a Latin flare, followed by something similar to classic opera, and also be able to perform rockabilly.” Kat continued, “With all the shows I have done, I have some favorites. And I learned really quickly that one of my favorite genres I discovered was jazz. A lot of people hear the word ‘jazz’ and they think it’s horrible. But when I think of jazz, I think of 1930’s and 1940’s; a smoky speakeasy with the vaudeville brass sound. It was a time where men are men with hats and women are women with gloves and I just loved that. I loved that music. And I loved that style. But I also really love the rockabilly music from the 1950’s, original authentic rock and roll. Really cool rhythms where the interesting part of the music is in the rhythm and the vocal melodies are very simple. I wanted to blend those two styles together. And nobody else was doing it.” Barlow Gin and the Hatchetmen originally started about 3 years ago with Kat and her rhythm player, Mack Partain, and they’ve also toured with Rory Orbinson. Today, the band has grown to include Mary Munsey on keyboard, saxophone and vocals; Bill Bass on bass, Justin Camacho on trumpet, flugel, coronet and harmonica; Lee Gouge on lead guitar; and Bob Ballengee on percussions. The band’s name has roots in terminology from the 1940’s. Kat explains, “Barlow was one of the terms that they called women back then. Like ‘hens’ or ‘chickens’, Barlow is part of that. Gin actually has a personal history….no I am not an alcoholic,” she says with a laugh. “My best friend wrote a fantasy book many years ago when we were in high school. One of the characters in the book was modeled after me and the character’s name was Ginsyn, so Gin has always been synonymous with me. The Hatchetmen is a 1940 term also. That’s what they used to call the muscle, the guys that protected. They were basically bouncers.” So, what is their style? Kat says they call their style ‘Jazzabilly.’ “We kind of coined our own term because there’s not anything out there for us to call it. It is hard to explain it. I have to ask people just to give it a chance. People love it once they hear it. You can’t pigeonhole it. We pull influences

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from jazz, rock and roll, blues music and Americana. We pull things from all different styles and kind of make it our own. And we have fun doing it. We have kids dancing, grandma and grandpa dancing, and it is really cool. The music transcends generations. We wanted something that everyone can enjoy and at the same time we are introducing people to something new that they wouldn’t have otherwise listened to.” The band practices together once a week for about 4 to 6 hours. In addition, time is spent writing songs, writing music, answering emails, promoting the band on Facebook and Twitter, as well as doing merchandise and taking pictures. Kat admits “it’s a second job” but she’s also quick to add that it is very much a labor of love for all of the band mates. Kat says they perform about twice a month. She explains, “We all have real jobs and real lives. We take it seriously and we want to be professional. It is a business we love doing but we’re at an age where we don’t want to tour all over the country playing. We are selective about our shows. In the past, we’ve played DC, Richmond, Charlotte, and Asheville and we’ve been offered to play in Nashville but not sure that we’ll take that right now. There are a lot of kinks to be worked out for us to do that. And Mack and I have played with Mumford and Sons, Justin Townes Earle and Apache Relay.” The band plans to take some time off from doing shows in the months of October and November to work on their first album. “We are going to work in the studio so that we can get our album out. We’ve kind of felt like we haven’t had the opportunity to do it yet. We’ve been playing so many shows that we’ve tried to focus on those shows. We didn’t want to take the focus away from the performing for live people in order to work in a studio just to get an album out there. We didn’t want to cut anybody short.” What’s next? “On September 7 at O’Mainnin’s Pub in Bristol, we will have a very big show with national recording artist Brownbird Rudy Relic. I am super excited to be playing with him. He’s really unique.” Barlow Gin and the Hatchetmen will be a part of Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion this year. They will perform on Saturday, Sept. 21 at 11:00 a.m. on the State Street stage; at 8:15 p.m. at O’Mainnin’s Pub and on Sunday, Sept. 22 at 4:00 p.m. at Borderline Billards. For additional information and merchandise available, you can go to their website: or visit their Facebook page, Barlow Gin and the Hatchetmen. September 2013 9


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September is Skin Care Awareness Month Drink Water – Drinking water is imperative for beautiful skin. Water purifies and feeds the body at a cellular level. In fact, 70% of all every cell is water. As a result, the skin of those who do not drink enough H2O will thin prematurely, with thin skin prone to signs of age like dark circles, fine lines, sagging and flakiness. Good Diet – It is believed that maintaining a healthy diet is essential to skin health. Be sure to load up with nutrient-rich fruits and vegetables! Sleep the wrinkles away – You can sleep your way to a better complexion. Regularly going without your recommended eight hours of sleep will leave you looking as tired as you feel. Remove your makeup – Sleeping with makeup on results in tired-looking skin, and doing so causes the skin’s natural oil – sebum – to build up. Sebum release helps to keep dirt out of pores but makeup interferes with the process, causing blocked pores, spots and a tired aesthetic. Stress is an ageing factor – The skin of stressed individuals is usually more sensitive than that of calm counterparts. More significantly, however, scowling and rubbing the eye area when anxious can reduce skin elasticity and deepen wrinkles as a result. Stress can also worsen dehydrating skin conditions such as psoriasis and seborrheic dermatitis (important considering moisture-lacking skin ages more quickly). Moisturizing can help to reduce wrinkles by half – According to a recent study by the British Journal of Dermatology, dry skin wrinkles twice as fast as well-moisturized skin. Be sure to moisturize regularly, particularly after hot showers and baths – these can really dry out the skin and make it feel uncomfortably tight. Sources:

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Congratulations! The Philanthropic Education Organization, Sisterhood Chapter AE of Johnson City is proud to announce Lora Moore Gilreath of Piney Flats as the recipient of the Beth Ledbetter Project Continuing Education Grant. She is enrolled as a student at King University (formerly King College) and will complete her bachelor’s degree in 2014. The Project for Continuing Education Grant program was created to assist women financially with the completion or Lora Moore Gilreath is the recipient of the Beth continuation of their education. Ledbetter Project Continuing Education Grant. The candidates for this grant had their educational plans interrupted for at least two years. Since 1973 over 42.9 million dollars have been distributed to women throughout the United States and Canada through the PCE grant project. This is one of six projects of PEO that provide financial aid to women. The PEO Educational Loan Fund has distributed over $143.6 million dollars since 1907. The PEO International Peace Scholarships granted to women students from foreign countries has distributed over $29.6 million dollars since 1949. Since 1991 the PEO Scholar Awards, granted to women completing their terminal degrees in their field has distributed over 16.2 million dollars. The newest project, the STAR Scholarships granted to select women high school seniors has distributed over $2.7 million since 2009. PEO Chapter AE of Johnson City is delighted to present this grant to Lora Moore Gilreath.

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Cooking Along the Crooked Road Classes at Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center Cooking Along the Crooked Road, a culinary program at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center, announces the September 2013 classes. Culinary classes are 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. Designated class times and fees for the new classes are listed in the description below. For a complete description of the 18 new classes scheduled for fall and to register online, visit or call the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center at (276)-619-4300. September 9 6-9pm Zen-Flow Cooking Method #1 Fall Opener $35.00 Learn this unique system for preparing 12 elegant, complex, foodie-style meals and have your dinner at hand for your week! The class will prepare meals from healthy, delicious recipes that can be prepared at home. Chef Beth Wright will show you the system for Zen-Flow cooking that will help you compartmentalize your meal making and have time to do all the other things that are important for living! Gluten Free!

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September 16 6-9pm Latin American Cookery $35.00 Traditional Latin American food is whole food cooking at its best. Instructor Marie Browning will start with a handful of basic ingredients, add generous amounts of fresh herbs and spices, and show you a whole new world of delicious, economical and good-for-you dishes. The class will work with plantains, chayote, rice, meats and beans to create typical and healthy Costa Rican recipes. September 21 10am-12:30 Kitchen Basics and Knife Skills $25.00 Join the Southeast Culinary School College chefs for a fun Saturday morning in the teaching kitchen. Students will learn hands-on cutting techniques with fruits and veggies as well as simple trimming of meat. Learn culinary terms that are important to all good cooks as well as what basic tools you need in your home kitchen. Watch demonstrations of various cooking methods such as steaming, blanching, grilling and sautéing. September 23 6-9pm A Sampler of Middle Eastern Appetizers and Desserts $35.00 During this fall class, Chef Amine from Tuscan Grill will introduce some of his special appetizers and desserts. The class will concentrate on preparing delicious and healthy appetizers and desserts that can be used for any occasion, from tailgating this fall to holiday entertaining. He will discuss the various spices and ingredients used to prepare traditional Middle Eastern specialties. September 30 6-9pm Gear Up for Fall Grilling $35.00 You don't ever have to put that grill away when the weather begins to chill. Temperatures are dropping from the summer heat, kids are going back to school, and football season is beginning. In Matt Shy of Shindig’s opinion, fall is one of the best times to grill! Whether it’s a quick dinner after work, a football tailgating event or an elaborate Sunday lunch, he will show you how to keep that grill out and ready! Fall brings a whole new season of grilling options. It’s time to get creative on the patio! For further information and registration: or (276) 619-4300

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15th Annual Mistletoe Market

illiam King Museum’s 15th annual Mistletoe Market is a premier holiday shopping event that you won’t want to miss. Be among the 6,000 visitors who start their holiday season at the Museum’s largest fundraiser of the year. Proceeds from this event allow the Museum to provide the community with first class exhibitions and exceptional art education programming to over 15 school districts in southwest Virginia. We have exciting things planned for this year’s Market. For the first time in the history of Mistletoe Market, daily workshops will be offered during the event. Workshops will include food preparation demonstrations and tastings, holiday decorating ideas, gift wrapping techniques, taking the perfect holiday photos and how to take care of “you” during the stressful holiday season, to name a few. This year merchants from over ten states will offer a wide variety

of merchandise including artwork, handmade wooden toys, children’s and doll’s clothing, baby items, home and garden gifts, Christmas baskets, unique jewelry, gift paper and ribbons, handbags, holiday candles and gourmet foods. While you shop, enjoy local entertainment and hourly door prizes provided by the Mistletoe Market merchants. For your convenience three wonderful café vendors will offer daily selections of soups, salads, sandwiches and desserts that will satisfy any appetite. Start your holiday season with an exciting visit to Mistletoe Market 2013. Bring your friends and family and enjoy the sights and sounds of what this year’s Market has to offer you. Don’t miss out…Mark your Calendar…We’ll see you there! For up to date information about Mistletoe Market 2013, visit

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William King Museum is excited to welcome its newest exhibition European Modern: Master Artists from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. This exhibition is sponsored by Johnston Memorial Hospital. Hand-selected works from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts will travel to Abingdon for this extraordinary exhibition. Visitors will have the opportunity to delight in the drawn and painterly techniques that span generations of important European artists as they journeyed away from the defined edges of Neoclassicism and toward the uninhibited marks of the Modern Era. Artists on view include Neoclassicists, English Painters, and German Expressionists. Become acquainted with works by the famous French impressionists such as Degas, Cezanne, Toulouse Lautrec, Van Gogh, and many other memorable names from art history. The exhibition will be open to the public in the United-Legard Galleries on August 23 and run through January 5, 2014. William King museum will celebrate the opening of this exhibition on September 5, 2013 from 6-8 p.m. In coordination with the exhibition, several programs have been planned. On Saturday, October 19 from 1-5 p.m. there will be a Figure Drawing and Plein Air Watercolor Workshop. For further details and reservations, email Callie Hietala at There will also be a special guided tour offered on Thursday, December 5 at 7 p.m. Jeffrey Allison, VMFA Paul Mellon Collection Educator, will be on hand to take visitors on an in-depth gallery tour. For more information on this and all other exhibitions, please visit us on the web at or call 276-628-5005.

Stella Parton is cookin’ with State Fairs & Church Bazaars Cookbook & will return to the Women in Business Conference in Abingdon, VA On the heels of her highly acclaimed inspirational memoir, Tell It Sister, Tell It, international award-winning recording artist, Stella Parton is on her way back into the kitchen with the release of her 3rd cookbook, State Fairs & Church Bazaars. Filled with blue-ribbon winning recipes, church favorites and family specialties, this cookbook spotlights the savory flavors of true Southern delicacies like cracklin’ bread, fried chicken, sausage jambalaya, fried green tomatoes and milk gravy as well as scrumptious dishes like roast rib beef au jus, stuffed squash and lasagna. Having previously authored two cookbooks and with appearances on cooking shows around the country, Stella is already well known for her culinary skills. When talking about the new cookbook, Stella smiles, “This book has Topics! ExcitingSpeakers! Dynamice Door Fre Prizes!

been a labor of love. One of my passions is cooking and to come together with these award winners and some of the best country cooks you can find has been a rare treat for me.” It's surprising that Stella even has time to think about cooking much less write a cookbook with her busy schedule—recently releasing a new single to radio, Tell it Sister, Tell It, filming a documentary about her life, the premiere of her new fragrance line, Virtue, and coordinating several film projects slated for later this year, not to mention her personal appearances! Please join us on Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at the Women In Business Conference, Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center, Abingdon, VA, and welcome Stella Parton as a returning guest speaker!

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September is Mushroom Month The Many Health Benefits of Mushrooms

Celebrate Coffee Day September 29

Coffee has a long history. The properties of coffee beans are thought to have first been discovered in Ethiopia. The beans are actually the pits found in the coffee berry or cherry. The story goes that a 9th century goat herder noticed their stimulating effects on his goats and began experimenting. Coffee drinking was originally popularized in the Arab world from around the 15th century spreading across Asia then to Italy and across Europe and to the Americas–and finally to your coffee cup. Whether you favor espresso, Americanos, lattes or cappuccinos; iced, decaf, instant or filter–Coffee Day is the day to savor and appreciate your beverage!

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It boosts your immune system It helps you lose weight It reduces the risk of heart disease It soothes indigestion It bolsters your energy levels It clears up your skin

National Honey Month is a celebratory and promotional event held annually during the month of September. Its purpose is to promote US beekeeping, the beekeeping industry and honey as a natural and beneficial sweetener. Honey has been used since ancient times both as a food and as a medicine. Apiculture, the practice of beekeeping to produce honey, dates back to at least 700 BC. For many centuries, honey was regarded as sacred due to its wonderfully sweet properties as well as its rarity. It was used mainly in religious ceremonies to pay tribute to the gods, as well as to embalm the deceased. Honey was also used for a variety of medicinal and cosmetic purposes. For a long time in history, its use in cooking was reserved only for the wealthy since it was so expensive that only they could afford it. The prestige of honey continued for millennia until the “discovery” of refined sugar made from sugar cane or sugar beets. With their growing popularity, honey became displaced by sugar for culinary use. Since then, although honey is still used for sweetening, much of its use has become focused on its medicinal properties and its use in confectionary.

1. Weight management: Studies have indicated that substituting approximately one cup of mushrooms per day in place of meat can show improvements in body composition, such as reduced waist circumference, and ability to maintain weight loss. 2. Improved nutrition: Mushroom consumption was associated with better diet quality and improved nutrition. 3. Increasing vitamin D levels through your diet: Consuming dried white button mushroom extract was found to be as effective as taking supplemental vitamin D2 or D3 for increasing vitamin D levels. 4. Improved immune system function: eat mushrooms for breakfast, a snack, lunch and dinner!

Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms Appetizer: 16 large stuffed mushrooms What You'll Need: 1 (0.9 ounce) package hollandaise sauce mix, prepared according to package directions 16 large mushrooms (about 1 pound) 1/2 small onion, minced 1/4 cup chopped red bell pepper 1/2 pound turkey sausage 2 tablespoons plain bread crumbs 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon black pepper What To Do: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Remove mushroom stems from caps; finely chop stems.In a large skillet, saute chopped mushroom stems, onion, bell pepper, and sausage over medium-high heat until sausage is crumbled and browned. Remove from heat and stir in remaining ingredients; mix well then stuff each mushroom cap and place on a large rimmed baking sheet. Bake 20 minutes, or until mushrooms are tender. Spoon hollandaise sauce over mushrooms, and serve immediately.

Brie Mushroom Soup Serves: 6 Cooking Time: 25 min What You'll Need: 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 1 3/4 cups chicken broth 1/2 pound cremini mushrooms, trimmed and thinly sliced 1/2 pound shiitake mushrooms, trimmed and thinly sliced 1 onion, diced 1 teaspoon black pepper 1 cup heavy cream 8 ounces Brie cheese, cut into 1/2-inch chunks What To Do: In a small bowl, combine melted butter and flour; blend until smooth then set aside. In a soup pot, combine the chicken broth, cremini and shiitake mushrooms, onion, and black pepper; bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer 20 to 25 minutes, or until mushrooms are tender. Add butter mixture, stirring until soup is thickened. Slowly stir in heavy cream, mixing well (see Tip). Add cheese, stirring constantly, until melted. Serve immediately. Notes: Preparation Tip: Heat this and any cream soup slowly. Never let it come to a boil because that may cause it to separate. Source:


Sipping Local: Seven Regional Grapes to Try By Crystal Robertson

Beyond personal tastes, it is difficult to debate whether one grape makes a better wine than another, and rightly so. Great wines can be made from each variety, and Appalachian-grown grapes are not excluded. Although drinking local wine means trying new and unusual grape varieties you may not have heard of, they are no less wonderful or complex. What is considered “great wine” is often based on personal preference, and tastes evolve gradually, one wine drinker at a time. Take a trip to a local winery and discover which hybrids and native varieties are best suited to our region. You may be surprised to find that your new favorite wine has no European heritage at all. Let’s look at a few less familiar grape varieties featured in local wines. Rkatsiteli (pronounced “rkah-tsee-tely”): Until the mid-1980s, this was the second most cultivated white wine grape in the world (almost all of which are in the former Soviet Union). Of Ukrainian origin, it is one of the most widely planted but also probably most obscure varieties in the world. Nevertheless, it has made its way right here to our region. In its homeland, it is made (alone or in blends) in a variety of styles characterized by high acidity and spicy and floral notes. Mountain Rose Winery in Wise, VA grows and produces this variety. Seyval blanc: One of the old French hybrids, seyval made dry and tart (and sometimes over-oaked) undistinguished white wine in the past. In the last decade, the grape has been re-invented by both growers and winemakers and the rewards are impressive. It produces delicate hints of citrus, grapefruit, acidity, and minerality. A great local substitute for New Zealand sauvignon blanc or pinot grigio from Italy. Traminette: A new hybrid from Cornell University, this thick-skinned, aromatic grape (a cross between gewürztraminer, pronounced “ge-verts-tra-meaner”, and a white French hybrid grape). The wine produced from this grape is more interesting than its parent: it is floral and fruity, spicy and smooth. Versatile as a blend or a semi-dry to sweet varietal, traminette has become the official grape of Indiana. Norton (aka Cynthiana): Originally from Virginia where it has been revived (either a deliberate or accidental hybrid), norton was taken west with settlers and the oldest vines are in Missouri, where it has been the backbone of the state’s red wine industry for 40 years. Norton is very dark, full of spicy plum flavors, low in tannin but with a fresh lively tart finish. Corey Ippolito Winery in Blountville, TN offers a couple styles of Cynthiana wines to try. Chambourcin: The most successful, geographically and stylistically diverse of the old red French hybrids, chambourcin is grown widely in the East. Bright red cherry fruit, dark color, and lively crisp acidity are its characteristics. Sometimes it

is blended with the darker toned norton for a fun blend with lively flavors and acidity. Chambourcin is a mellow wine which improves with bottle aging and stands up to any hearty dish. Muscadines: A species of grapes native to the Southeast, muscadines are intensely aromatic and fruity, but have the acidity to balance, and are always made with some sweetness. Muscadine is a beautiful golden colored wine with a sweet grape taste. It is very pleasant with apples, grapes, sharp cheddar cheese or just sipping. Niagara: A cross between the Concord and Cassady varieties. Niagara shares aromas similar to those of Concord, however it is possible to find some distinctly different tasting notes. Countryside Vineyards boasts marinating apples, grapes, peaches, and pears with Niagara for about an hour, then serving the compote with a glass of Niagara wine for an outstanding flavor combination. For more information on wineries in our area, go to,, or

Red Sangria Sangria is a delicious fruit-based wine “punch” with its traditional heritage well rooted in Spain. Typically, sangrias are made with red wine, fresh, seasonal fruit and a bit of bubbly water or citrus flavored soda. It is easy to make, easy to drink and a huge hit at summer get togethers—even for those who are not “into wine.” The beauty of the basic Sangria recipe is that it is as delicious as it is easy, and it only gets better as you spice it up with your own tasty additions! Really, it is hard to add the “wrong” ingredient here, think favorite fruits, spice and liquors. Chill and enjoy! If you would like to turn things up a notch, then check out our Best Party Sangria topped with fresh or frozen raspberries. Total Time: 5 minutes Ingredients: 1 750 ml bottle of red wine (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Rioja reds, Zinfandel, Shiraz) 1 lemon cut into wedges 1 orange cut into wedges 2 Tbsp sugar 1 shot brandy 2 cups ginger ale or club soda Preparation: Pour wine in the pitcher and squeeze the juice wedges from the lemon and orange into the wine. Toss in the fruit wedges (leaving out seeds if possible) and add sugar and brandy. Chill overnight. Add ginger ale or club soda just before serving. If you'd like to serve right away, use chilled red wine and serve over lots of ice. Addition ideas: sliced strawberries, diced peaches, a handful of fresh blueberries, raspberries, kiwi slices, a shot or two of gin, brandy or rum, a cup of ginger ale, citrus soda or fresh squeezed lime juice. September July 2013 2013 19 19

YWCA Accepting Registrations for Women’s 5K Conditioning Program YWCA Bristol Women’s Fitness Spa is gearing up for its annual women’s Turkey Trot and Gobbler’s Gait 5K run/walk by offering an 8-week conditioning program Sept. 23 – Nov. 14 to motivate and prepare participants. YW fitness professionals will lead participants through progressive intervals of walking and running that will safely and gradually build up endurance and stamina for the 5K run. Training will take place on the Turkey Trot race route, a certified and newly modified course that stretches across Bristol, Tenn. “Trotters” will also be instructed on proper techniques for warming-up, stretching, and race nutrition. The program is FREE for YW Fitness Spa members and $80 for non-members. Non-members will be entitled to use the YW Fitness Spa FREE of charge, including the whirlpool, sauna, and steam room, during their conditioning phase. “Our training program offers morning and evening classes that are specifically designed for participants of all fitness levels,” said Jacqueline Abshire, YWCA Fitness Director. “Our certified trainers will motivate, inspire, and guide runners throughout the 8 weeks in preparation for our 33rd annual Turkey Trot and Gobbler’s Gait on Nov. 16.” Ladies 13 and older are encouraged to call YWCA Bristol at 423.968.9444 for more information and to reserve their spot. Visit to download a race registration form.

Just for ‘the men’ in your life! September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Prostate cancer is cancer that occurs in a man's prostate — a small walnutshaped gland that produces the seminal fluid that nourishes and transports sperm. Prostate cancer, one of the most common types of cancer in men, usually grows slowly and initially remains confined to the prostate gland, where it may not cause serious harm. However, other types are aggressive and can spread quickly. Prostate cancer that is detected early has a better chance of successful treatment.

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The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) was founded in 1949. More than 1 million North Americans are fighting blood cancers, the third leading cause of cancer death. Each September LLS observes Blood Cancer Awareness Month to shed light on these diseases and let the public know about all the resources available for blood cancer patients and their families.

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Short Story Contest Winners Announced Thank you for all the wonderful entries to our short story contest! We had so many great responses; we wish that everyone could have been selected! JCP will do this again! All the stories were delightful and the decision process was not an easy task! Congratulations to the winners! The collection will be published later this fall.

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Short Story Winners Abby’s Secret Author Rebecca Elswick

Fried Okra Author Pam Keaton

Lorna’s Song Author Betty Kossick

Alice Pemberton’s Orchard Author Lisa Hall

Front Porch Swing Author Rachel Burdine

Rachel’s Daffodils Author Rose Klix

Apples to Apples Author Lori Byington

Holding Pattern Author Lynda A Holmes

Aunt Ernestine’s Positive Thinking Author Gretchen McCroskey

Hallelujah Homecoming Author April Hensley

Aunt Trish’s Wedding Gift Author Janie Watts

Pick it Up, Please Author Linda Hoagland

The Daisy Flower Garden Author Jan Howery The Midwife of Wetzel County Author Carolina Major Diaz San Francisco

JCP AUTHORS ON THE ROAD! Jan-Carol Publishing, Inc. 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 J Russell Rose – Willie Save the Little Bird Saturday, September 21 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Cedar Bluff Festival Cedar Bluff, VA

June Barrett – Lori’s Miracle –How One Family’s Hope and Faith Overcame Adversity Tuesday, September 10 Daytime Tri-Cities show on WJHL Between 10-11 a.m.

Ksenia Rychtycka – Crossing the Border Sunday, September 8 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Annual Artists and Authors Festival Clawson Cedar Park W. Elmwood Ave & N. Custer Ave. Clawson, MI

Victoria Fletcher – Fletcher's Fables Saturday, September 14 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Picadilly Kingsport Mall

Monday, September 16 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Warren Public Library One City Square, Suite 100 Warren, MI Janie Dempsey Watts – Moon Over Taylor’s Ridge Monday, September 9 7:00 p.m. Old Stone Church Ringgold, GA Catoosa Historical Society Saturday, September 14 2:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Barnes and Noble Rome, GA Thursday, September 26 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. East Gate Friends of the Library Chattanooga, TN


Saturday, September 7, 2013 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Spirit Fest, Courthouse Grundy, VA September 8-9, 2013 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. All Seasons Indoor Market 18803 Governor G C Perry Hwy, (Route 460) Pounding Mill, VA

Lorna MacDonald Czarnota Friday through Sunday - September 6-8 Norwalk CT. Oyster Festival

September 13-14, 2013 2 p.m.. to 6 p.m. Arts Festival at Between Friends 998 Ben Bolt Avenue, Tazewell, VA

Friday through Sunday - September 27-30 White Mountain Storytelling Festival Town Square, Route 49, Village Road Waterville Valley, NH

September 15-16, 2013 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. All Seasons Indoor Market 18803 Governor G C Perry Hwy, (Route 460) Pounding Mill, VA

Rose Klix – God, My Greatest Love Thursday through Sunday - September 19-22 Festival of the Book Deadwood, South Dakota Nancy M. Fisher – Vision at Delphi and Sunday Sonnets Saturday, September 14 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Mr. K’s Bookstore Johnson City, TN Linda Hoagland – The Best Darn Secret and The Lindsay Harris Murder Mysteries September 1-2, 2013 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. All Seasons Indoor Market 18803 Governor G C Perry Hwy, (Route 460) Pounding Mill, VA

Saturday, September 21, 2013 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Cedar Bluff Heritage Festival Cedar Bluff, VA September 22-23, 2013 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. All Seasons Indoor Market 18803 Governor G C Perry Hwy, (Route 460) Pounding Mill, VA Saturday, September 28, 2013 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Burke's Garden Fall Festival Burkes Garden, VA September 29-30, 2013 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. All Seasons Indoor Market 18803 Governor G C Perry Hwy, (Route 460) Pounding Mill, VA 24639


Grandma, Tell Me About When You Were a Little Girl

What Do You See in Me?

Kristin Hale “Grandma, tell me,” is the refrain that becomes a learning tool for a young girl who longs to know what life was like for her grandmother when she was a child. Author Kristin Hale, a local schoolteacher, uses both words and illustrations to show her main character and her readers what life was like in yesterday's Appalachia.

Gail Baccelli Major This book is dedicated to all creative people who need inspiration. Written with encouragement and recognition that each person has special gifts and talents. It brings a positive peaceful Written by Gail Baccelli Major perspective to moving forward and believing in Illustrated by Rebekah Major yourself. Expressions through detailed illustrations of the love of God, love of friends, family and joy.

One-Eyed Tom The Trials of an Appalachian Family

Willie Saves the Little Bird J Russell Rose Willie is an ordinary little fellow, well, at home anyway. He lives an ordinary life along with two older sisters who boss him around. But when he leaves home for play in the meadow, he becomes something quite different – he becomes a Super Hero, Willie the Wonder Hog, intent on helping those in need and maintaining peace in his little world.

Reading with Ralph—A Journey

in Christian Compassion Leigh Anne W. Hoover

Discover the bond of friendship with an unsuspecting relationship developed through reading. You will laugh, and you will cry as Leigh Anne W. Hoover introduces you to Ralph. Through their story, you will also discover God’s strength and His prevailing love and grace. An inspirational story of hope and lifelong learning, from Kingsport author Leigh Anne Hoover.


Brenda Crissman Musick

J Russell Rose

Illustrated by Gail Rose


Young girls of the Appalachian Mountains had their dreams just like everyone else…simple dreams of marrying a good man, moving across the hill and raising a family. Carrie Ranes had those dreams, and they included the handsome Tom Swank. When he asked her to be his bride, it seemed her dreams had come true, until she learned that Tom had a restlessness in him...and a roving eye.

with RALPH A Journey in Christian Compassion


All Jan-Carol Publishing, Inc. books are available for order on and

Thank you goes to all of our JCP authors for participating in the Virginia Highlands Festival and all of the support! September 2013 23

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

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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. 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. Morrison School in Bristol, Virginia is currently accepting applications for a teaching position. Applicants must be proficient in at least Geometry, Algebra II and preferably higher math. If interested, please provide a cover letter, your resume, transcripts, certificates/degrees you've earned and three letters of work references. This data may either be emailed to or mailed to Morrison School, 139 Terrace Drive, Bristol VA 24202-5821. Morrison School in Bristol, Virginia is now accepting applications for teacher and teacher's aide positions. Call: 276-669-2823.


Asheville, NC Join hundreds of women as they learn about herbal medicine, nourishing foods and earth-based healing at the Southeast Wise Women Herbal Conference, October 1113. In the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains near Asheville, NC, each year this much-loved event gets better and the circle of women grows wider and wider. The 2013 event is shaping up to possibly be the best one yet! With a line-up of stellar teachers, many engaging classes, and thrilling special guests, we can barely contain our excitement. Join special guests Susun Weed, Sally Fallon, Pam Montgomery, and Rachel Bagby and choose from over 70 classes with 40 teachers. The conference brings to life the foundations of the Wise Woman Tradition, the most ancient of all healing paths that makes healthcare accessible, inexpensive, effective, and safe. Camp Rockmont 375 Lake Eden Rd Black Mountain, NC fall-conference-registration (877) 739-6636 Abingdon, VA The 64th Annual Washington County Fair is a six-day event starting Sept. 9-14 with activities for all age groups. This year’s program includes many traditional and new events. The entertainment package includes James Wesley, John Michael Montgomery, Greg Bates, Confederate Railroad, Maggie Rose, Chubby Checker. Tiger Talks will perform free on the grounds daily. This year’s theme “Excite Your Senses” assures you many attractions, including the carnival, petting zoo, beauty contests, pet show, demo derby and fun games. Other favorite events include horse shows, horse pulling contests, lawn mower racing, sheep dog demonstrations, livestock shows, youth judging contests, a poultry show and sale and greased pig contest. Also included are the home economics and crop entries for the youth and adults, we well as educational and commercial exhibits. The annual fair parade through downtown Abingdon is set for Saturday, September 14 at 10 a.m. It kicks off a full day of fun and activities at the fair. Mark your calendars and come join us and “Excite Your Senses” at the 2013 Fair. For more information concerning events, tickets and season passes, check the fair web site at

Johnson City, TN On Friday, September 27 Lakebridge Health Care Center will be hosting the 2nd Annual Lakebridge’s Cutest Pooch Dog Show to benefit the Washington County/Johnson City Animal Shelter. The entry fee is a donation of any size to the animal shelter. Must bring a copy of current shot records. Lots of prizes to give out! For more information and to enter contact the Activity Department at 423-975-0095 ext. 308 or email Lakebridge Health Care Center, 115 Woodlawn Dr., Johnson City, TN 37604. Mountain States Health Alliance Health Resources Center Classes HATHA YOGA – QUIET THE MIND, REFRESH THE BODY Wednesdays, Sept. 4, 11, 18 & 25, 6 - 7 p.m. Instructor: Darlene Hatley, RN, MS, Certified Yoga Instructor, RYT-500, AFAA The practice of yoga can promote relaxation, focused breathing, toning, flexibility, strength and balance. Dress comfortably and bring a yoga mat. $5 fee. *Annex BAND AID – EXERCISING WITH RESISTANCE BANDS Thursday, Sept. 19, noon - 1 p.m. Speaker: Darlene Hatley, RN, MS, JCMC Resistance bands provide a simple, portable way to increase muscle tone and strength. Learn practical tips and specific exercises that can be done at home, work or on the go. Bring a band, if you have one, or purchase a band in class for $2 cash or check. FREE! *Annex FRUITS & VEGGIES – MORE MATTERS Tuesday, Sept. 17, 6 - 7 p.m. Speaker: Alice Sulkowski, RD, JCMC The new dietary recommendations promote filling half your plate with colorful fruits and veggies at every meal. Get helpful tips for shopping without breaking the bank, ideas for picky eaters and entertaining, and learn about ways to include fruits and veggies on the go, plus more! FREE! *HRC EAT THIS, AVOID THAT – FAST FOOD Thursday, Sept. 19, 5 - 6 p.m. Speaker: Amanda Guinn, RD, JCMC It is possible to eat well even on the run. Simple food swaps and tips to help you cut calories, fat and pounds when you are eating out. FREE! *Annex

STRUGGLING TO GET CONTROL OF YOUR DIABETES? Monday, Sept. 16, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Speaker: Andrew Rhinehart, MD, FACP, CDE Day-in and dayout with diabetes can wear you down. Get re-energized for the journey as we learn strategies for dealing with the everyday challenges, setting goals for success and staying motivated for the long haul. FREE! *HRC All classes are held in the HRC Classroom unless Annex Classroom location is specified. The HRC is located in The Mall at Johnson City by the Belk Women’s Store on the lower level. Our Annex is located at the back of The Mall, between Belk Home Store and Belk Women’s Store. Enter directly from the parking lot at the green awning. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED CALL 1-800-888-5551 Go to for the full schedule Rocky Mount is having a new event September 15, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. and excitement is running high. Music on the Mount featuring the Symphony on the Mountains Chamber Ensemble will be held at Rocky Mount Auditorium, Rocky Mount Museum, 200 Hyder Hill Rd., Piney Flats, TN. Admission: $25.00 For tickets call (423) 538 7396

Upcoming Events at Atlantis Spiritual Center: Tuesdays: 12-6 p.m. Astrology and/or tarot readings with Rev. Alisha Watson Wednesdays: 5:15 p.m.-6:15 p.m. Yoga Wednesdays: 10:30-6 p.m. Reflexology with Registered Certified Reflexologist Turena Austin 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. Saturday, September 14 Palm reading workshop with Pat Hassan Friday-Sunday, September 20-22 Vibrational Medicine Workshop and Free Lecture with Patti Conklin Friday-Saturday, September 27-28 Intuitive readings with Ethel Crites Please call (423) 926-8884 to reserve your space or for more information. Atlantis Spiritual Center, 240 E. Main St. Johnson City, TN 423-926-8884 Kingsport, TN Please join us for an art-filled evening with artist Carole Blevins on Thursday, September 5 from 5-8 p.m. Enjoy live music by Michael Cody, light hors d'oeurves from Bellafina Chocolates, Little Cakecupcakes and assorted wines! Enjoy 10% off any Carole Blevins piece Thursday night only! CINDY SAADEH FINE ART GALLERY, 128 East Market Street, Kingsport, Tennessee, 423.245.2800

Don't miss this valuable workshop on utilizing Understanding Cancer, an Appalachia Community Cancer Network-developed study guide for educating community members about cancer! Understanding Cancer is for anyone who would benefit from learning more about cancer, risk factors, early detection, treatment, and resources.

By attending this FREE workshop, participants will: • Gain tools & learn of local resources to educate others about cancer • Learn of local Patient Navigation education services • Become familiar with basic cancer information & effective ways for disseminating information

UNDERSTANDING CANCER in Appalachia DATE: Tuesday, September 24, 2013 TIME: 11AM-4:30PM LOCATION: UVA Wise Slemp Center-Dogwood Room (5th Floor) COST: FREE! RSVP BY SEPT 18 Questions? Contacts: Leigh Ann Bolinksey, (276) 523-4202, Ann Duesing, (276) 328-0168, Megan Stuart, (540) 231-9250, Lunch will be provided. Call about transportation if needed. There will be a shuttle meeting in Lebanon. September 2013 25

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