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Decisions and choices—life is about both. I decided to replace the overhead light bulb in my master bedroom closet. My ladder was at the of fice. Why? I needed it there to replace an overhead light bulb. I decided to place one footstool on top of another footstool. I chose to ignore the little voice echoing in my mind, This could fall, and decided to climb up. Yes, my homemade footstool ladder fell—and me with them. As I lay flat on my back, thanking God that I did not break my back or my neck or anything bodily, I started to laugh. I knew better that to try this, and I chose to ignore the obvious. Simple choices can make lifetime changes. One simple choice with big changes is using Voice Magazine for Women as a marketing tool for your business. Thank you to all our advertisers for choosing Voice Magazine. The new ‘flip’ look has been successful with our advertisers, readers, supporters, and fans.We appreciate your feedback. We also appreciate all of you who join us and support our authors at our local monthly book signings. JCP will be having another monthly book signing at Barnes & Noble in Johnson City, TN (see ad on page 16). In addition, our authors will participate in other signings, conferences, and events throughout our local region. Check the JCP section of Voice Magazine (pages 16 and 17) for the authors and their schedules. Visit JCP’s website (jancarolpublishing.com) for books available for purchase. We offer different genres written by many talented authors from our region and around the world. Stay tuned for details about our new audio books selections and for other opportunities for other authors. June is a special month, with the recognition of Father’s Day. Happy Father’s Day! But for all of you who have lost your Dad, I want to share this thought—write him a letter . It will comfort you, and you will feel connected to him. My Dad passed away almost four years ago. I miss him every day. Happy Father’s Day to him anyway! Thought of the month: “We learn something from everyone who passes through our lives. Some lessons are painful, some are painless—but all are priceless.” Author unknown Verse of the month: “Fathers, do not provoke your children, lest they become discouraged.” Colossians 3:21, New King James Version

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A Meditation By Jim Burns

“Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves. Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord.” –Romans 12:9–11

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If you are younger than 50, you may not remember Cary Grant. He was an actor and superstar in every sense of the word. In his later years, he made occasional appearances in theaters around the United States which were billed simply as “A Conversation with Cary Grant.” He didn’ t need much advertising; one small ad would appear in the local newspaper , and the theater would immediately sell out. Everywhere he appeared, he received a standing ovation when he walked onto the stage. At the end of each performance, he always read a meditation, saying he didn’ t know who wrote it but that the words also expressed his own feelings about life. I like it very much and offer it to you today. Now LORD, you’ve known me a long time. You know me better than I know myself. You know that each day I am growing older and someday may even be very old, so meanwhile please keep me from the habit of thinking I must say something on every subject and on every occasion. Release me from trying to straighten out everyone’ s affairs. Make me thoughtful but not moody, helpful but not overbearing. I’ve a certain amount of knowledge to share—still it would be very nice to have a few friends who, at the end, recognized and forgave the knowledge I lacked. Keep my tongue free from the recital of endless details. Seal my lips on my aches and pains: they increase daily , and the need to speak of them becomes almost a compulsion. I ask for grace enough to listen to the retelling of others’ afflictions and to be helped to endure them with patience. I would like to have an improved memory , but I’ll settle for growing humility and an ability to capitulate when my memory clashes with the memory of others. Teach me the glorious lesson that on some occasions, I may be mistaken. Keep me reasonably kind. I’ve never aspired to be a saint—saints must be rather difficult to live with. Yet, on the other hand, an embittered old person is a constant burden. Please give me the ability to see good in unlikely places and talents in unexpected people. And give me the grace to tell them so, dear LORD.

Romans 12:9–16 and Cary Grant’ s meditation summarize a lifestyle that is humble, balanced, and focused. Take a moment to think about the areas in your life that need your silence, love, or help. I bet you can find at least one. I sure can in my own life!

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Hot Trends, Cool Fashion

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ooking for more 2014 fashion trends? Discover new designs and hot trends for a classy, sexy, and stylish you! Straight from the runway, these trends are sure to keep you in style!

Soft pastels Check out these colorful pastels, which are flattering with any type of heels. From business wear to a relaxed Sunday afternoon outfit, pastels fit any type of occasion.

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Vibrant button downs This menswear type of shirt is the new style for sexy women. Try a button-down when you’re looking for something a bit different for work—or anytime!

Maxi dresses Maxi dresses can be dressed up or down.With flip-flops for the beach, flats sandals when running errands, or wedges for an outing at the winery , maxi dresses are perfect for any body type or occasion.

Striped trousers Sophisticated and sporty, tailored trousers are a great answer to that perennial question, ‘What should I wear?’ With a casual top and the right pair of heels, these trousers can be worn anywhere.

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Collarless coats This perfect layering piece comes in many styles. Neutral, solid, or patterned—add one to a simple outfit and make it pop! Collarless coats are perfect for the office and even date night.

Boxy cropped jackets This new trend will serve you well all the way from spring until fall. Pair a solid or printed boxy cropped jacket with a dress, jeans, or flared to straight-legged pants to add a finishing touch to any outfit. These 2014 trends are ready to rock any type of event, where you’re sure to stand out—stylishly—from the crowd. (Source:glashen.com)

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Father’s Day Gift Guide The Chef Dad A Personalized Cutting Board $70

Cook Book Either grilling or gourmet cooking, Chef Dad will appreciate it. $25 and up

Big Green Egg From small to large, this is the perfect gift. Don’t forget the accessories. $400 and up (See Alfresco Lifestyle’s ad on page 14)

The Health-Conscious Dad We asked our Facebook fans:

What is the best advice your dad has given you? What do you love most about your dad? “If you have ANY doubts, don't do it.” –Find Remy–Our Lost Doggie

Men’s Health Magazine subscription $9.95 and up

FitBit Bracelet During the day, it tracks steps, distance, and calories burned. $99 and up

Nike® Embroidered Duffel Bag $49.95 and up

The Gadget-Guru Dad

“My father was my hero. He served our country, was wounded in action, and received the Purple Heart. Never once did I hear him complain about being in a wheelchair or about his other limitations that some would call disabilities. His inner strength, determination, courage, faith, and resolve to never to give up under adversity I admire still to this day. His examples have made me a stronger person in my life struggles.”

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The Sports Dad

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“The best advice and the one that I remember most often was not to judge others. He always said you never know what a person has gone through in their life.” –Lynette Ricker “My dad is gone four years now but lives on in so many ways including his words of wisdom. ‘Never make a bet you can't win or make a promise you can't keep, and if you use a word, make sure you know what it means.’” –Lorna MacDonald Czarnota

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6 Pack Bike Bag Perfect for carrying ‘cool’ drinks. $69

Sit 'n Fish Personalized Cooler & Chair Perfect to bring along fishing to keep bait and drinks cool or carry along to the sports field for an easy and lightweight portable chair. $49.95 and up

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Avocado Turkey Burger ½ cup unsweetened applesauce 1 (20-ounce) package extra-lean ground turkey breast 2 teaspoons no-salt seasoning 5 small whole-wheat buns 5 slices light Cheddar cheese 1 avocado, peeled and diced Drain applesauce in a strainer to eliminate excess liquid. Mix ground turkey, applesauce and no-salt seasoning. Form mixture into 5 patties. Cook patties according to package directions. Always cook to well-done, 165°F. as measured by a meat thermometer. Place burgers on bun bottoms. Top with cheese and avocado. Cover with bun top. (jennieo.com)

Lemongrass Pork Ribs

(Serves 4) 1/2 cup light brown sugar 1 tablespoon lemongrass paste 1 tablespoon minced garlic 2 teaspoons lemon juice 1 tablespoon soy sauce 1/2 cup apple juice 2 pounds pork ribs Sesame seeds for topping In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients except for the ribs and sesame seeds. Whisk until well combined, and then add the ribs. Cover the bowl with saran wrap, and shake it up to coat the ribs well with the marinade. Refrigerate for 2 hours, and then remove 30 minutes prior to cooking. Preheat the grill to 325 degrees F. Place the ribs on the grill, and let them sear bone side down for 10 minutes. Flip and cook for an additional 8 to 10 minutes. Place the ribs on a large sheet of foil, and wrap until well covered. Place on the upper rack of the grill for 25 to 30 minutes or until the meat is tender. Remove. Top with sesame seeds. (sheknows.com)

Garlic Steak (Serves 2) 8 cloves garlic, minced 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 pinch salt and ground black pepper 2 (12 ounce) New York strip steaks 12 cloves garlic, peeled 1 cup olive oil for frying 1 pinch salt and ground black pepper to taste 1 1/2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar Whisk minced garlic, olive oil, salt, and black pepper in a bowl, then pour into a resealable plastic bag. Add the steaks, coat with the marinade, squeeze out excess air, and seal the bag. Marinate in the refrigerator for 8 hours or overnight. Combine 12 garlic cloves and 1 cup olive oil in a small saucepan over low heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, until garlic is golden and tender, about 30 minutes. Set aside. Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat, and lightly oil the grate. Remove steaks from bag, wiping off excess marinade with paper towels. Generously season steaks with salt and black pepper. Cook the steaks on the prepared grill until they start to firm and are reddishpink and juicy in the center, about 5 minutes per side. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read 130 degrees F (54 degrees C). Remove steaks to a plate and let rest for 5 minutes. Drizzle balsamic vinegar over steaks, then spoon a few cloves of oil-roasted garlic on top. allrecipes.com

Grilled Crunchy Coleslaw 1/2 head red cabbage (cut into 4 wedges, leaving core intact so wedges hold together) 2 tablespoons canola oil 1 tablespoons sugar black ground pepper kosher salt 1 teaspoon grated orange (finely) 1 teaspoon dijon mustard 1 tablespoon fresh orange juice 1/4 cup olive oil 1/4 cup fresh parsley (chopped) 1 green onions (chopped) Preheat a grill. Place the cabbage wedges on a baking sheet, and drizzle with the vegetable oil on both sides. Sprinkle with sugar, salt, and pepper, and then toss to coat. Grill the cabbage for 4 minutes each side, or 8 minutes

total, turning once or until the edges begin to wilt, but the bulk of the cabbage remains crunchy. Remove the cabbage from the grill and allow to cool a few minutes. Meanwhile, make the vinaigrette in a medium bowl by whisking the orange zest, Dijon mustard, and orange juice with the olive oil until it emulsifies. Add salt, and pepper, to taste. Chop the grilled cabbage, removing the core, and place in the bowl with the dressing. Add the parsley and green onion and toss to coat. (yummly.com)

Dr. Pepper Grilled Chicken

2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce 1 tablespoon Frank's RedHot 1 lime, zested 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 medium onion, sliced 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts In a bowl whisk together Dr. Pepper, soy sauce, lime juice, lime zest, olive oil, garlic and Frank's RedHot. Pour into a large zip-closed bag, add onion and chicken. Securely close the top, shake gently and let marinate overnight. Heat your grill to medium heat and grill chicken until fully cooked. (sheknows.com)

(Serves 4) 12 ounces Dr. Pepper (not diet) 1/2 cup olive oil 1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce 1/4 cup fresh-squeezed lime juice

JUNE IS GREAT OUTDOORS MONTH Some people can’t get enough time outdoors, being surrounded by nature’s gifts and refreshed by a world of green. Others need a little more nudging to get outside. If there were ever a time to be encouraged to open that door, it’s the month of June! June offers so many opportunities for families and friends to explore, play, and grow together. From hiking and wildlife-watching to canoeing, camping, hunting, fishing, and playing in the neighborhood park—all of these activities help adults and kids stay healthy, active, and energized. Enjoy the outdoors!

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The value of the spouse and their need for life insurance A

s a business owner, university professor, wife, and mother, I wear many hats. Like a lot of people, I put a high priority on being dependable and available to everyone. But what if something happened to me? How much money do we need to replace me as a wage-earner, and—less often considered—what would it cost to pay for all the other things I do for my family? This question is asked of the breadwinner of a family . Insurance agents usually focus on the most obvious need for insurance within a family’s future. One of the things I am passionate about is addressing the less-obvious fiscal role the homemaker or stay-at-home spouse plays in the finances of the family’s income level. Basically stated, you really need to insure the replacement costs of the services your spouse provides to your family. You will go through a radical adjustment with the death of a spouse, and you do not want to have to find the money it will take to replace everything your spouse is doing for your family. Everything the homemaker does for their family has a financial value assigned to it (see the table that follows this article). This cost is even greater when children still in the home are concerned. Commonly unconsidered roles the homemaker plays that will cost money to replace are: Child care. What will it cost to place your children in the care of someone else during the working day? Cook. What is the cost of buying, serving, and preparing meals? Is the surviving spouse going to shop, cook, and serve three meals a day for the family? Driving. Who and how are the kids going to get to school, sports, and appointments? Cleaning the house and doing laundry. Who does the daily and weekly cleaning and the laundry? Yard work and home maintenance. It costs money and requires some skill to maintain a home and a yard. Repairs, painting, grass cutting, and weeding are recurring costs of maintaining a living space The duties I have just mentioned equal in excess of $38,000 annually! This does not take into account what it would cost to replace your income if you have a job outside the home as well. The good news is that life insurance—and the financial protection it brings your family—is extremely affordable. Please consider life insurance for you and your spouse! If we can be of help, please contact: Traynor Insurance LLC, an exclusive Allstate agency 3043 Boones Creek Road • Johnson City, TN • (423) 328-8806 See their ad on the inside front cover.

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Voice Magazine readers share photos of their shelter cats.

June is Adopt-A-Shelter Cat Month Gracie

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By Crystal Robertson You may recall a friend giving away free kittens and ask, “If I can get one free, why pay an adoption fee?” According to the National Council on Pet Population Study and Policy , pets acquired from friends make up more than 30% of the pets that are surrendered to shelters. Although getting a “free” pet may seem Crystal Robertson like a bargain at first, you’re then responsible for veterinary costs that shelters usually cover. Shelters may charge as much as $75 to adopt a cat, but the costs covered through that fee can be much more when paid out-of-pocket, including: • Spaying/neutering $100–$300 • Distemper vaccination $20–$30 x 2 • Rabies vaccination $10–$25 • Heartworm test $15–$35 • Flea/tick treatment $30–$200 • Microchipping $50 Without question, adopting a cat from an animal shelter is a wonderful option. What’s most important is to hook up with a cat whose personality meshes with yours. All cats—even eight-week-old kittens—have distinct personalities. Those personalities will either jive with your home and lifestyle or not. Consider that two cats might indeed be better than one, and adopting a threesome might even work if you’re dedicated to their care and are willing to receive three times the love. If you adopt more than one shelter cat, you may be keeping together littermates, lifelong companions, or even

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cats who have become pals during their stay. Most cats, particularly kittens, flourish with a friend. But although kittens are certainly great fun, they can be super energetic. Some people believe they won’ t know what they’re getting with a shelter cat. In fact, more information available about an adoptable pet than one from a breeder or pet store. The shelter staff and volunteers can often tell you, in detail, about the cat’ s personality and habits. At the very least, you can ask the staf f if the cat is an ‘owner surrender’ (rather than a stray)—and, if so, what the former owner said about him or her. You can also ask about the health and behavioral evaluations the cat has undergone since arriving at the shelter. Another option is to bring your pets and introduce them to the adoptable cats at the shelter before making your final decision. Many animals find themselves in a shelter through no fault of their own.A common myth is that they are in shelters because they didn’t make good pets. In fact, the main reasons pets are given up include: • Owners are moving to housing that doesn’t allow pets • Allergies • Owner’s personal problems • Too many or no room for littermates • Owner can no longer afford the pet • Owner no longer has time for the pet As you can see, many of the reasons have nothing to do with the pets themselves. The bottom line is that by adopting a cat, you may be saving a life. Shelter adoption volunteers can help serve as matchmakers to help you find your new fur-ever friend.

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THE VILLAGE ANTIQUE & HOME DÉCOR MALL

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ove antiques? Love shopping? Your one-stop shop is The Village Antique & Home Décor Mall. With one established location in Johnson City, TN, and another in Bristol, TN, this announcement of a third location launching in west Johnson City on June 28 is a testament to proven success. Paul Dailey and his wife, Lora, opened the Bristol,TN, location a year ago and the first Johnson City location in October 2013. Formerly , Paul managed a funeral home and had been in the funeral business for many years. He also liked to dabble in the antiques business on the side. “I had wanted to have my own business for quite a while,” Paul states. “Being able to start The Village Antiques, I was able to change careers and spend more time with my family.” Each of The Village Antique & Home Décor Malls offers a wide variety of antiques and new home decor . They are always looking for quality antique dealers. The 205 booths of the original Johnson City, TN, location are joined by the 150 booths at the Bristol location and the soon-to-be 85 booths in west Johnson City. Each venue hosts a vast inventory of antique

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glass, furniture, antique vases, fine art, and antique china and silverware, and the merchandise and products change daily. “We’re established as being the premiere shop for antiques in the local region. We are the area’s largest single-level antique mall,” explains Paul. Plan a full day of browsing and shopping in any or all of the locations. You will find a friendly staff, antiques of fine quality, and one-of-kind pieces that are well cared for and displayed in clean showcases. At all of its convenient locations, The Village Antique & Home Décor Mall is open 7 days a week. Great prices, premiere displays, and unique items—there is something for everyone! “We are delighted to offer some of the finest antiques and merchandise in the area. I invite everyone to come and see our huge selection. It’s a great antique store where you will get your money’ s worth!” Knowledgeable and helpful, the staf f is ready to assist customers in finding a select item and to answer questions about becoming a vendor . “You owe it to yourself to give us a look.” For more information, call the original Johnson City location (423-9796379) or contact the Bristol location (423-797-4412).


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than is poured concrete or asphalt. Pavers are produced in concrete, sandstone, granite, and clay. Compared with replacing concrete, the cost of repairing pavers is usually much less, because typically only the damaged pieces are ant to give your backyard or that pool area the feel of an oasis? Pavers removed and then reset with new pavers. When you consider that many pavers could be the ideal option. A great landscape design consists of the right have a life expectancy of more than 30 years, they are an economical choice. balance in functionality of the space, aesthetics, safety components, and the Unlike wood or real stone, pavers do not crack or react to or absorb water. choice of plants and materials. In the landscaping world, pavers make solid Wood will rot if not sealed to resist the penetration of water . Real stone also statements in durability and safety. Pavers are perfect for a modern appearance. becomes vulnerable when exposed to constant moisture. Although pavers do Pavers come in a variety of patterns, textures, and colors—from absorb water, this does not change their inherent structure. They do not flake contemporary patterns to combinations of units that mimic European or become weakened by the presence of water or moisture. cobblestone. Because pavers are molded, texture can be created to resemble Because of their generally smaller size, pavers can be laid to follow the brick, rounded stones, and even a piece of cut flagstone. By mixing and terrain. They can be installed directly on the contours of the land. If you have matching the shapes, textures, and colors of pavers, the options for are endless a driveway that dips down and then slopes back up, pavers will look natural for any area or project. over the topography. There is no need to have level sections, such as when The durability, elegance, and price-to-quality ratio of pavers make them a using wood. great choice for upscale and permanent projects. They can be used for any So if you are looking to enhance your outside pool area, create a patio, or scale of project, and the various colors and sizes respond to homeowners’tastes dress up your driveway with versatility , pavers will pave the way for you! and needs. Whether you chose to work with a professional or plan a do-it-yourself project, Landscaping with pavers adds value to your home and is economical, pavers are easy to install, and they complement the exterior of the home and affordable, and durable. The manufacturing process makes pavers less costly the surrounding landscape.

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Local Fun Festivals

Border Bash

Through August Border Bash, the twice-monthly free concert series held annually May through August, celebrates its 15th anniversary as a roving mini-fest that has grown to include children’s activities and vendors in addition to live music and much more. Border Bash will take place on the first and third Fridays, May through August. Children's activities will begin at 6:00pm. Live music will start at 7:00 pm and finishing 10:00—10:30 pm. Admission is free. The concert series is located on the 700 block of State Street. For more information, visit www.believeinbristol.org, www.birthplaceofcountrymusic.org, www.bristolrhythm.com or call (276) 645-0111 or (276) 6449700.

Blue Plum Festival June 6–8 Surprisingly, Blue Plum is not a festival about a fruit. The name, Blue Plum Festival, is in honor of the 1800s rural post office serving an area in East Tennessee that would become known as Johnson City. The Blue Plum Festival was originally organized by the Friends of Olde Downtowne in 1999. It’s beginnings as a street fair has grown considerably over the years. This year, an estimated 80,000 folks will converge on downtown Johnson City over the course of 3 days to enjoy music, including jazz, arts, food, and a bike race on Sunday. The goal is simple—expose what downtown has to offer and ensure our festival attendees enjoy their stay so that they will become supporters of Downtown Johnson City, Tennessee, and return to the City we love so much throughout the year! It is through the generosity of our Sponsors that the Blue Plum Festival remains FREE to the public and one of the best 3-day, outdoor, art and music festivals in the country! Visit www.blueplum.org for more information.

Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion September 19–21 Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion isn’t just a music festival. It’s an infectious, 3-day music experience, bursting with creative passion, electricity,

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and soul. Every 3rd weekend in September, State Street in historic Downtown Bristol, TN/VA is amped to the beat of Appalachia’s past, present, and future. It digs down deep into the roots of traditional Appalachian sound and lifts its branches to new heights—and it all happens in the heart of The Birthplace of Country Music. It is, and isn’t, your Daddy’s country music. It’s hardly strictly bluegrass. It’s not a rock show, but it totally does. And if you’ve never been, you’ll never know how much. Visit www.bristolrhythm.com for lineup and more information.

Covered Bridge Celebration June 11–14 The Elizabethton/Carter County Chamber of Commerce is proud to present the 48th Annual Covered Bridge Celebration in downtown Elizabethton June 11–14, 2014! They look forward to an event-filled 4 days celebrating the Queen of the Doe. There will be live entertainment each evening, arts and crafts, and fabulous festival food. Kid's Island is a wonderful place for children to enjoy. Headliners include: Wednesday, June 1: The Primitive Quartet Thursday, June 12: Russell Moore and IIIrd Tyme Out Friday, June 13: The Twang Bangers Saturday, June 14: Phoenix recording artist, Brad Pucket Contact the Chamber at 423-547-3850 or visit www.elizabethtonchamber.com for more information.

Downtown Kingsport Concert Series Thursday and Friday nights through July 11 Big changes are coming to the Downtown Kingsport Concert Series for 2014! “After nearly 10 years, it’s time to freshen up the formula and take it to a new level,” said Emily Thompson, concert coordinator for the Kingsport Convention and Visitors Bureau. With Kingsport’s interest in attracting downtown visitors and families, new businesses and nurturing young professionals, the contemporary Thursday night concerts, known as Twilight Alive, will move to Friday nights and the Bluegrass on Broad concerts will be held on Thursday nights. “Moving to Fridays allows young professionals to linger longer in Downtown Kingsport,” said Seth Jervis, chair of young professionals’ initiative, PEAK. “We want them to be able to enjoy our Downtown longer.”


On most Friday nights, Twilight Alive will start with an opening local act, followed by a headlining act. Each week will feature additional activities around Downtown. The opening act and activities will begin at approximately 6:30 pm, and the headliner will take the stage at approximately 7:30 pm. The concert series began May 22–23 and will run for 8 consecutive weeks, culminating on July 11, following the Fun Fest Parade and Kick-off Celebration. Visit www.visitkingsport.com/concert-series.html for more information.

Fun Fest July 11–19 Fun Fest 2014 is excited to announce the entertainment for the 2014 Sunset Concert Series. Scheduled Friday, July 11–Saturday, July 19, Fun Fest will once again feature a variety of musical genres for the Sunset Concert Series. MercyMe will kick off the series on Thursday, July 17, followed by Martina McBride on Friday, July 18. The series finale will be Train on Saturday, July 19. The Sunset Concert Series will take place on the Brock Services Stage at J. Fred Johnson Stadium. Friends of Festus VIP packages, sponsored by G&K Services, are a value-added option for concert-goers. Friends of Festus reserved seating packages are priced from $50 to $70 per seat, based on which night patrons are attending. The package also includes a reserved parking area close to the stadium and a $15 Fun Fest merchandise gift certificate. A limited number of Friends of Festus packages will be available beginning Monday, May 19. Friends of Festus packages can be purchased at the Fun Fest office located inside the Kingsport Chamber of Commerce, 400 Clinchfield St., or by calling 423-392-8806. Sunset Concert Series general admission tickets and combination packages can be purchased online at www.funfest.net. Individual ticket prices are $15 for Thursday and Friday and $20 for Saturday through July 10. Ticket prices will increase $5 starting July 11. Prices for combination packs are: Thurs/Fri–$25, Thurs/Sat or Fri/Sat–$30. Price for the entire Sunset Concert Series package is $45. General admission tickets will also be available beginning Friday, June 20, at 9:00 am at the Fun Fest Store inside the Kingsport Chamber of Commerce, 400 Clinchfield St. Visit www.visitkingsport.com/funfest/ for more information.

Jonesborough Days Festival July 3–5 Take part in Historic Jonesborough’s story through its patriotic celebration featuring live music, storytelling, a parade, fireworks, children’s entertainment, craft vendors, games, food, and much more. For information call 423-753-1010 or visit Jonesborough Days on Facebook.

Roan Mountain Rhododendron Festival\ June 21 and 22 10:00 am–5:00 pm June 1947 saw the first of the Rhododendron Festivals, conceived and carried out by the Roan Mountain Citizens Club as a 2-day celebration to memorialize and perpetuate the most gorgeous display of natural beauty on the North American continent. This festival has continued uninterrupted for over 60 years. The festival is held the 3rd weekend of June. Originally the festival was held at the top of Roan Mountain. In recent years, the festival is held in Roan Mountain State Park, located at the foot of Roan Mountain and features handmade crafts, food, and a variety of traditional music, plus an array of old-time folkway demonstrations. Location: Roan Mountain State Park, Hwy 143, Roan Mountain, Tennessee (Between Asheville, NC, and Johnson City, TN on US HWY 19-E, and only 40 miles from Boone/Blowing Rock, NC, and 20 miles from Banner Elk/Beech Mountain/Linville, NC). Also, the Appalachian Trail, as well as an official Tennessee Scenic Drive, run through our community. Visit www.roanmountain.com/festival.htm for more information.

Virginia Highlands Festival August 1–10 Antiques Market dates: August 2–10 The festival was started in 1948 by Robert Porterfield, founder of the Barter Theatre, as a simple 1-week festival to showcase Appalachian arts and crafts. Every year, hundreds of volunteers work to create exciting new events for our festival for you to enjoy. Please enjoy our beautiful mountains, forests, and streams while here and all the activities planned for you throughout Southwest Virginia. There is something for everyone, old and young alike. Exciting events and an endless variety of activities and performances are planned for the 66th Annual Virginia Highlands Festival, August 1–10, 2014, in Abingdon, VA. The Virginia Highlands Festival is happy to announce this year's signature art and theme for the Festival, “Get Your Kicks.” For the first time in its history, the Festival signature art is a song, written and performed by Kat Rush and the band Barlow Gin and the Hatchetmen from Bristol VA/TN. The song is called “Open Road” and is available for free download exclusively on the Festival's website: www.VaHighlandsFestival.org More information about the Festival may be found at www.VaHighlandsFestival.org.

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JCP NEW RELEASES ! OUT NOW Forgiven Ann El-Nemr Ann El-Nemr’s first book, Betrayed, was released in January of 2014; Forgiven is the sequel but can be read alone. Tom Smith, an ex-Army sergeant from Special Ops, is determined to seek revenge on the family that betrayed him and condemned him to ten long years behind bars. Tom’s focus on his plot is interrupted when Chantal, an unexpected visitor to the Rians’, catches his interest. Will Tom return to his mission when Chantal returns home? Will Tom yield to Chantal’s love, or will he break her heart? Will his schemes disintegrate, or will he pursue his vocation to avenge his betrayal?

Diamond Dreams Cheryl MacMillan This is the fourth exciting book in this series of the dashing and valiant men called the Highland Lairds. Daniel MacMillan, a middle son of the Earl of Kilford, has met the one woman who can steal his heart—Lady Patricia Carlisle. Daniel hopes to make this ‘Diamond of the First Water’—and a lovely person—his wife. But this hope seems to become hopeless, and through an unexpected chain of events, Daniel is the sole survivor of a shipwreck. While stranded in South Africa, he stumbles upon a riverbed full of rough diamonds. Read on to learn how Daniel’s diamond dreams become crystal-clear reality!

Calling All Writers! Are you an aspiring writer, trying to break into the market? This could be your big chance! Jan-Carol Publishing, Inc, is hosting the 2014 Believe and Achieve award for fiction writing. One novel will be selected to receive a publishing contract. The contract will include: • Book Cover Design • Professional Editing and Typesetting • 3-Year Publishing Contract—Paperback Edition • EBook Edition Deadline for entries is August 31, 2014. Each entry requires a $20 reading fee. One author will be awarded a 3-year publishing contract. Multiple entries are allowed. Each entry must be registered separately, with an additional $20 reading fee. For details, visit jancarolpublishing.com or voicemagazineforwomen.com.

Great Summer Reads

What’s Right Patty Presnell Kinkead What’s Right is a humorous take on a serious subject. In this children’s book, Stumpy the squirrel comes to the realization that expecting handouts is wrong and working hard is right.

OON! S G N I M CO Shattered But Not Broken Tawana J Campbell Tawana Campbell’s wake-up call in a life of spousal abuse was just that—a phone call from her husband’s daughter. A 19-year-old daughter from an affair Campbell hadn’t even suspected. In Shattered But Not Broken, Campbell chronicles the life of lies that culminated in this heart-shattering event—and her ultimate healing.

How can two sisters be so different? Middle-schooler Liz McCormick lives on a small farm where she enjoys being outdoors and caring for her animals. Meanwhile, her big sister, Sara Jane, is obsessed with fashionable clothes, makeup, and texting her friends. Despite their feuding and the challenges that come with growing up, Liz and Sara Jane ultimately realize that maybe they are more alike than they had thought! Through Sara Jane is a Pain, Life According to Liz, and Moving Out and Moving On (The Tale of Two Sisters series), Rebecca Williams Spindler and her daughter, Madelyn, offer a light-hearted but enlightening exploration of what it means to be family. Available on jancarolpublishing.com, amazon.com, and barnesandnoble.com.

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Hazel Rash Fleming Through dreams, three ghosts set in motion a plan to bring a couple together, but a haunting memory of the past threatens to keep the two apart. Each night, visions of Ellen's parents visit her and beg her to come back to their cabin in the North Carolina mountains. In the end, Ellen knows she has to go, and she has to go alone.

AMANDA FINLEY author of Where’s My Nurse? The Ultimate Beer Run VICTORIA FLETCHER author of Fletcher’s Fables LINDA HUDSON HOAGLAND author of the Lindsay Harris Murder Mystery Series and The Best Darn Secret “every story needs a book”

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Authors on the Road Amanda Finley Where’s My Nurse? The Ultimate Beer Run Thursday, June 19, 3:30 to 5 pm Book Signing Barnes and Noble Johnson City, TN Jessica Beaver The Night of Halloween and A Father’s Love Tuesday, June 10, 10 to 11 am Interview Guest WJHL (Channel 11) Johnson City, TN Kristin Hale Grandma, Tell Me About When You Were a Little Girl Saturday, June 14, 11 am to 3 pm Book Signing Kids Day at Food City Piney Flats, TN Leigh Anne W Hoover Reading with Ralph—A Journey in Christian Compassion Friday, June 13, 2014 Presenter, Appalachian Heritage Writers Symposium Southwest Virginia Community College Richlands, VA Monday, June 23, 9:30 am Monroe at the Mansion Fundraiser Book Signing Allandale Mansion Kingsport, TN Linda Hudson Hoagland Snooping Can Be Devious, Snooping Can Be Contagious, Snooping Can Be Dangerous, The Best Darn Secret, and Broken Petals anthology Sundays and Mondays throughout June Sundays 10 am to 4 pm Mondays 8 am to 4 pm Book Signings All Seasons Indoor Market 18803 Governor G C Peery Hwy (Route 460) Pounding Mill, VA Tuesday, June 3, 5 pm Wednesday, June 4, 6 am Interview Guest WVVA-TV Bluefield, WV Thursday, June 5, 10 to 11 am Interview Guest Daytime TriCities (WJHL-TV) Johnson City, TN Saturday, June 7, 9 am to 3 pm Book Signing Crafters Bazaar Thompson Valley Community Center Tazewell, VA

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Ali Alavi Last Christmas in Tehran, The Autumn of Traces and Enchantment Chip Ballard The Snapshot and Other Stories, Literary Escapades Vol. I, Front Porch Rambles Vol. II Micki Bare Thurston T. Turtle, Thurston T. Turtle and the Legend of the Lemonade, Thurston T. Turtle and the Precarious Puppy Borislava Borrissova Affairs of the Heart Christopher M. Colavito Unemotion Dale Crotts Death Watch, The Reckoning, The Ruby Earring Valerie Evans Goddard The Price of Being Thin Billy W. Harp Lydia, Scrabblin' Cat Haynes Secrets of Night, The Survivor Effect

Gavin Hill The Blood Tree, The Changling, The Maze, The Watchman, The Power of the Zycon Jackie Lombard Lucidity Falls Cheryl MacMillan Castle Dreams, Highland Dreams, Princess Dreams, Diamond Dreams CJ Mouser Salvation Home, The Cherokee Oak Niles Reddick Lead Me Home G.C. Rosenquist Nine Lives, Till Heaven and Earth Pass Stacey Lynn Schlegl Canvas of Love, Greener Pastures, Little Frog, MerMoutain, Tahitian Sunset Rose, Tiny Learns to Listen, Wishing Ed Tasca Lub Dub, The Fables of Leonardo, The Fishing Trip James C. Taylor Green Gem

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Thursday, June 19, 3:30 to 5 pm Book Signing Barnes and Noble Johnson City, TN Friday, June 20, 10 am to 4 pm Book Signing Heartwood Gallery Abingdon, VA Saturday, June 21, 10 am to 5 pm Book Signing Garden Alumni Day Grundy, VA Friday, June 27, 12 to 8 pm Saturday, June 28, 10 am to 8 pm Book Signing Chautauqua Bazaar Wytheville Community Center Wytheville, VA Lisa Hall The Cutie Pies Chronicles series and Burton the Sneezing Cow Wednesday, June 18, 1:30 pm Reading Summer Reading Program Sullivan Gardens Public Library Kingsport, TN Patty Presnell Kinkead What's Right Thursday, June 5, 7–10 pm Book Signing Movie on the Commons Sevierville, TN Thursday, June 26, 6:30 pm Book Signing America's Last Stand Rally Smokies Stadium Kodak, TN Rita Sims Quillen Hiding Ezra Sunday, June 1, 2:30 to 4:30 Reading, Talk, and Book Signing Bristol Public Library Bristol, VA Tamra Wilson Dining with Robert Redford and Other Stories Sunday, June 15, 7:30 pm Reading The Red Room at KGB Bar 85 East 4th Street New York, NY Victoria Fletcher Fletcher's Fables Thursday, June 19, 3:30 to 5 pm Book Signing Barnes and Noble Johnson City, TN

Jan-Carol Publishing thanks everyone who attended the book signing at Cranberries Café on May 20, 2014. Our featured authors were Kristin Hale and Kim Rohrer, shown above with family members. Thanks also to our wonderful hosts, David Reed and Ruth Taylor (pictured at left). Staff photos by Joy Martin

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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: office@voicemagazineforwomen.com How to place a display/classified ad: Contact by phone 423-926-9983 or e-mail sales@voicemagazineforwomen.com. 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 www.voicemagazineforwomen.com. 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 office@voicemagazineforwomen.com

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@voicemagazine forwomen.com or fax your resume to 423-926-9983.

Abingdon, VA Looking for a fun, free Father's Day craft activity for your kids or grandkids? Bring them to Heartwood, where they'll have the chance to work with an artisan to create a special project. This Heartwood “make and take” activity takes about 30 minutes. While the kids to their project, you can relax in our restaurant or shop our unique craft galleries, which are full of items handmade in Southwest Virginia. Date/Hours: Saturday, June 7, 2014 (11:00 am–2:00 pm) (276) 492-2400 www.heartwoodvirginia.org

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Upper Tennessee River Roundtable will hold its inaugural RiverFest Fundraiser at Natural Tunnel State Park on Saturday, June 14. The festival, which coincides with the park’s annual “Get Outside Day,” will begin at 1 pm at the park amphitheater with music, vendors, environmental education activities and registration for a paddling race on the river. The festivities will run until 8 pm and will include live music by local bands, a five-mile river race on the Clinch, activities for kids, fly fishing demonstrations, casting competition and more. Food, beverage, beer, and outdoor gear vendors will be present throughout the day. Tickets for RiverFest will be on sale at www.uppertnriver.org or available at the Park the day of the event. Entry price is $5 for adults and children under 12 will be admitted for free. Registration for the river race is $15 and includes entry to the festival. The deadline for registration for the race is June 8. Register in advance by calling (276) 926-6621. Activities scheduled for Natural Tunnel’s “Get Outside Day” include a guided river trip, a hike to Devil’s Bathtub, a guided exploration of the Stock Creek Passage through the tunnel, and a full moon hike. For more information on the Park’s activities visit their websitewww.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/natural-tunnel.shtml or by calling (276) 940-2674. Bristol, TN/VA Theatre Bristol returns to the Paramount Center for the Performing Arts stage with the Broadway hit musical by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber, “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” this June. For more information or to support the Theatre, visit theatrebristol.org and become a fan on Facebook. The Seventh Annual Round for the Rivers Golf/Disc Golf Tournament will take place Saturday, June 16, at scenic Steele Creek Park in Bristol, TN. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Upper Tennessee River Roundtable, a non profit organization that focuses on protecting and preserving the Clinch, Holston, and Powell rivers in Southwest Virginia. People of all skill levels are welcome to attend! The day will kick off with nine holes of ball golf (registration at 8:30 am), followed by 18 holes of disc golf, with registration at 1 pm. Divisions for disc golf will be: beginner, advanced, pro and doubles (two person teams). Players are welcome to enter either of the tournaments or both. Entry fees are: $20 for individuals; $30 for teams; and to play both tournaments the fee is $40/$60. A light lunch will be available for participants. Cash and prizes will be awarded. To register, contact Kathy Knotts at the Upper Tennessee River Roundtable at 276-628-1600 or UTRR VISTA@yahoo.com. For more information about the Roundtable, visit www.uppertnriver.org or check out the Roundtable on Facebook.

Blountville, TN Wheeler Performing Arts provides an opportunity for boys and girls ages 3–11 to glorify God with body and soul! Classes in ballet, tumbling, voice, clogging, hip hop are taught by coaches for the 2014 National Champions using contemporary Christian music. The classes meet each week at Wheeler United Methodist Church on Highway 75, across from the airport in Blountville and are open to everyone! Children will give public performances several times each year. The class fee is only $20 per month! To register, phone the Director, Dani Prevette, at 423-863-6051. Elizabethton, TN The Elizabethton Chamber Annual Gala will be held June 6, 2014. This event is open to all of membership and plans are underway to make the evening an exciting social event with a return to yesteryear and the grandeur of old Hollywood. We applaud our business and industry stars and look forward to you joining us at The Bonnie Kate! Contact the Chamber for your reservations! Johnson City, TN Golfers enjoy a networking luncheon, hours of play, contest prizes, and post-game awards ceremony during this annual event. The 2014 Golf Tournament will take place on June 9 at the Johnson City Country Club. Their 2014 Golf Tournament is Motored by Champion Chevrolet-Cadillac. They are currently securing sponsors, golfers and prize contributions. Email Barbara at mentgen@johnsoncitytnchamber.com to request information. Upcoming Events at Atlantis Spiritual Center: Mondays: 11–6 pm, Tarot Reading with Ian Allan Mondays: 10–6 pm, Healing and Intuitive Readings with Rebecca Carico Tuesdays: 2–6 pm, Astrology and/or Tarot Readings with Rev. Alisha Watson Tuesdays: 11–3 pm, Human Design Appointments Wednesday: 5:15 pm, Yoga Wednesdays: 10–6 pm, Intuitive Readings with with Rev. Eve Robinson Wednesdays and Thursdays: 10–6 pm, Inter-Dimensional Healing with Rev. Edward Christian Fridays: 2–5 pm, Acudetox and Handwriting Analysis Fridays: 12–6 pm, Thai Reflexology with Olga Amrita 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, atlantisjohnsoncity.com


Kingsport, TN Downtown Kingsport Association & Main Street Program invites you to support your local Farms & Agriculture at the First Annual Downtown Kingsport Farm to Table Event! Enjoy amazing local foods, harvested from farmers here in Sullivan County! Prepared by Chef Martin Bagwell of Stirfry Group. Ticket price is $75 per person and includes a gourmet four course meal, with wine/beer pairing. Cash bar will also be available. Tickets may be purchased at the DKA office and Broad St. Limited seating, so get yours before its sold out! Tri-Cities, TN/VA Contact Ministries 211 announced that Ginna Kennedy has been named Executive Director. Mrs. Kennedy has over 15 years of experience as a community service professional and previously served as the Executive Director for Hands On! Regional Museum in downtown Johnson City. Contact Ministries 211 is a non-profit telephone helpline serving Washington, Carter, Unicoi and Greene Counties. Services are free of charge and include crisis intervention, information & referral, and reassurance calls. To access the helpline, callers may simply dial 2-1-1, Monday–Friday from 7:00 am–9:00 pm. All calls are answered by trained volunteers ready to assist. Reassurance calls are made to the elderly and homebound seven days a week. Contact will host a Volunteer Training on June 7 & 8. For more information or to find out how you can get involved, call 423-926-0140 or 2-1-1.

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Mary Alice Monroe “For me, it’s about preserving actual events and environmentalism,” said Monroe. “I'm a storyteller. I don't tell or teach as much as create a story world that establishes a meaningful relationship with nature to make readers aware through the power of story.” Hoover is an advocate for literacy and focuses on connecting children and adults to actual events in our region. Her books also benefit the Literacy Council of Kingsport, Inc. “Whether it’s the Appalachian tradition of the Santa Train, our regional festival called Fun Fest, or illiteracy, I want readers to connect to community events and issues,” explained Hoover. “Parents can create readers by reading aloud, engaging children and talking about events they can go and see. In my newest book, adults will become more aware of problems associated with illiteracy.” Hoover’s two children’s books and her new adult Christian book will also be available for purchase at the event. She and Monroe will sign together , and “Ralph” is expected to attend as a volunteer. “Monroe at the Mansion” is sponsored by Citizens Bank and Seasons for Women, a member of the HMG family of care. This will be the Monroe’ s only book-tour stop in the Tri-Cities. Tickets are limited for this literacy event. For additional information, visit www.literacycouncilofkingsport.org. Register online or by calling 423.392.4643


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Fresh Homegrown Tomatoes

Figure your growing space.

By April Hensley

Your plants need 6+ hours of sunlight daily. Space your plants 2 to 3 feet apart in well-drained soil in the garden. For small spaces, porches, or decks, many varieties such as bush tomatoes are perfect for large pots. Make sure pots have drainage holes in the bottom.

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s the long sweltering days of summer approach, I look forward to the joys the months ahead will bring. Memorable family reunions, laughter-filled BBQ cookouts, quiet twilight walks by cool meandering streams, and lightning bugs on humid nights. PHOTOS SUBMITTED Summer also lets me BY APRIL HENSLEY garden in my own little patch of God’s creation. Nothing beats biting into a sun-warmed, mouthwatering, juicy, homegrown tomato! Plus I have the satisfaction of knowing I grew it myself. If you want to grow your own tomatoes but aren’t sure where to start, here are a few basics to help get you started.

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10 Foods for Healthy Hair 1

SALMON–In addition to being rich in protein and vitamin D (both are key to strong hair), this tasty cold-water fish is real superstar because of its high levels of omega-3 fatty acids. If salmon doesn't thrill you, you can also get essential fatty acids from fish like herring, sardines, trout, and mackerel, and from vegetables like avocado and pumpkin seeds.

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OYSTERS–Oysters are rich in zinc, a lack of which can lead to hair loss (even in your eyelashes) or a dry, flaky scalp. Three ounces of oysters has a whopping 493% of your daily recommended intake. Get your fill of zinc by adding nuts, beef, and eggs.

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SWEET POTATOES–Sweet potatoes are a great source of the antioxidant beta-carotene, which your body turns into vitamin A. Carrots, cantaloupe, mangoes, pumpkin, and apricots are all good sources of this nutrient.

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EGGS–A great source of protein, eggs are loaded with four key minerals: zinc, selenium, sulfur, and iron. Iron is especially important, because it helps cells carry oxygen to the hair follicles, and too little iron (anemia) is a major cause of hair loss, particularly in women.

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WALNUTS–These are the only type of nut that have a significant amount of omega-3 fatty acids. They're also rich in biotin and vitamin E, which help protect your cells from DNA damage. Try using walnut oil in your salad dressing or stir-fry instead of canola or safflower.

MYTH: PLUCKING OUT GRAY HAIRS WILL MAKE THEM SPROUT EVEN MORE.

The truth is that, when your hair starts to turn gray, there is nothing much you can do about it, except for either colouring it or proudly wearing it as is, “salt and pepper.” Plucking out gray hairs or not, each year there will be more of them, anyway…In addition, plucking can damage hair follicles and even lead to an infection. So, either stick to a good-quality coloring agent and have your hair roots coloured every month or so, or just choose a funky haircut, which will make even gray hair look cool and sexy! (Source: allwomenstalk.com)

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SPINACH–The iron, beta carotene, folate, and vitamin C in spinach help keep hair follicles healthy and scalp oils circulating. Also try similarly nutrient-rich dark, leafy vegetables such as broccoli, kale, and Swiss chard.

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LENTILS–Tiny but mighty, these legumes are teeming with protein, iron, zinc, and biotin. Toss other beans such as soybeans (the young ones are called edamame) and kidney beans into your soup or salad.

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GREEK YOGURT–Cruise the dairy aisle for low-fat options such as Greek yogurt, which is high in hair-friendly protein, vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid—an ingredient you'll often see on haircare product labels), and vitamin D. Cottage cheese, low-fat cheese, and skim milk also fit the bill.

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BLUEBERRIES–Exotic super fruits may come and go, but when it comes to vitamin C, blueberries are hometown heroes. Vitamin C is critical for circulation to the scalp and supports the tiny blood vessels that feed the follicles. Kiwis, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, and strawberries are other good sources of vitamin C.

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POULTRY–This everyday entree is extraordinary when it comes to protein, as well as hair-healthy zinc, iron, and B vitamins to keep strands strong and plentiful. Hair is nearly all protein. Lean cuts of beef are another good source of protein. Source: www.webmd.com

Male Pattern Baldness By Ronda Addy

A hair grows for two to six years, stays at a certain length for a short period, and then falls out.Then new hair begins to grow. At any given time, 5% of your hair is not growing and 85% is growing. When the hair is not replaced, male pattern baldness can occur. What are the symptoms of male pattern baldness? The hairline will eventually recede to form an “M” shape while the existing hair will become shorter and finer. The hair at the crown will become thinner. Gradually, the top of the hairline will meet the thinning crown, making a horseshoe pattern of hair around the side of the head. Male pattern baldness is not an indication of any type of medical condition, but it can strongly affect self-esteem. The loss is usually permanent. There is also no known prevention for male pattern baldness.You should contact your doctor if you experience a sudden hair loss or if your hair comes out in clumps because these are not signs of typical male pattern baldness. For many men, male pattern baldness represents a loss of youth and self-esteem.While there is no known way to prevent male pattern baldness, there are things that can be done to treat it. It does not have to mark the end of the world.


Living and Thriving with Hair Loss By Linda Rieschel

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here was a Breck shampoo television commercial in the 1960s that showed a beautiful girl swinging her glorious waterfall of thick hair from side to side in slow motion. Considering my own long brown hair to be my best asset, I practiced that same move in the bathroom mirror, fantasizing that someday I would become a ‘Breck Girl.’That fantasy came to a screeching halt when I began losing my hair at the age 16. The second oldest of 8, I was a shy girl with low selfLinda Rieschel esteem, in a family who moved constantly . Entering a new school, I tried to be invisible and avoid eye contact with anyone. However , that changed in 1963, when we bought a home instead of renting one. This security enabled me to enter my new high school with enthusiasm, joining clubs, vocal groups, and the Pom Pom squad. I felt like a normal kid for the first time in my life. Once my hair began to fall out, I wanted to be invisible again. I crept back into the little shell that I had occupied all during my childhood. I was sad and lonely and felt like a freak. After searching for decades for the answer to my hair loss, I finally was diagnosed with androgenetic alopecia. I was devastated and spent months in a weepy depression until, tired of the tears, I decided to start wearing a wig. I met a stylist, with whom I began working in the hair replacement industry. Our customers were breast-cancer patients—who helped me put my own hair loss into perspective. All I was dealing with was hair loss, not a life-threatening illness! Years ago, I was interviewed by Katie Couric on the Today show in a segment about women’s hair loss. Speaking on national television about losing my hair at the age of 16—and being called ‘Baldy’ by my best friend in high school—was quite cathartic! I have made women’s hair loss my calling. I have been a volunteer for the American Cancer Society’s Look Good, Feel Better program, and I have an online business through which I offer headwraps and accessories that I’ve designed for women with any type of hair loss. My hair loss has taught me to take things in stride and to appreciate what I have, what I’ve done, and who I have become. For more information, contact Linda Rieschel at lindarieschel@gmail.com, 415-234-6443, or www.ninisniche.etsy.com.

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Sunblock For Your Eyes By Ronda Addy

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hile keeping us warm, the sun is also responsible for the UV rays that can damage our skin and eyes. Of the three types of UV rays—UVA, UVB, and UVC— UVB rays are the most dangerous to the eyes, making the wearing of sunglasses imperative. UVB rays can damage eyes even on cloudy days. It’s time to buy some sunglasses, but with all the different kinds to choose from, which is right for you? Sunglasses come with various types of lenses, including: • Blue-blocker lenses, which are amber in color and block blue light. This style of lens is popular among skiers, pilots, and hunters. • Gradient lenses, which are tinted from the top down, making them a good choice for driving. Double-gradient lenses are tinted from the bottom up, making the top and bottom darker and the middle clearer. These are not a good choice for driving because they make the dashboard hard to see.

• High-contrast lenses, which are orange and yellow, distort colors and therefore are unsuitable for driving. However, their contrast-filtering feature aids in depth perception. • Mirrored lenses, which limit the amount of light entering the eyes. • Photochromic lenses, which adjust the darkness level according to the amount of UV light they are exposed to.

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• Polarized lenses, which reduce the light coming from reflective surfaces. They also filter diffused light scattered by the atmosphere. • Prescription lenses, which are prescribed by an ophthalmologist or optometrist and go with your eyeglasses. • Scratch-resistant lenses, which are more durable than are untreated lenses. Scratch-resistant lenses come in plastic and polycarbonate. • Ultraviolet lenses, which meet the standards established for UV protection—blockage of 60% UVA and 70% UVB. Check the label for the sunglasses' UV protection level and aim for protection of 98% or better. When selecting sunglasses, you should consider the shape of your face. Here are a list of some facial shapes and the best frames for them: • Diamond-shaped faces look best in frames that add width above the cheekbone. Oval frames make a good choice.

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• Oval faces are the easiest to fit because the face is symmetrical. The frame chosen should be proportional to the face. • Rectangular-shaped faces look best in large, round frames, which add width to the face. • Round faces look best in frames with angular lines that add definition to and sharpen the face. Rectangular frames make a good choice. • Square faces look best in round frames that are not as wide as the widest part of the face. • Triangular-shaped faces look best in frames that add width to the eyes and distract from the chin.

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Is BOTOX right for you? B

otox is a purified form of botulinum toxin. It is administered through the use of a syringe and typically is injected to a part of a person’s face. Botox removes fine lines, sagging tissue, and wrinkles by blocking the nerves that causes these changes to one’s face. Botox remains into your body for a maximum of six months. After 6 months, the effect wears off, and you can decide if you want to have another dose or not. The popularity of Botox began increasing in 2000, when women and men became more conscious of their appearance. An alternative to a full face lift, a Botox treatment is very easy and smooth. You can even have a Botox procedure done during your lunch break. It only takes minutes to administer the toxin, and the effect of the injection process wears off after only one week at most. A Botox treatment is also less expensive than having a face lift. Although the response to Botox isn’t as permanent as what a face lift can give, Botox is definitely a great substitute—and sometime is even better. Botox is proven to be safe to use. The majority of the people who were treated with Botox experience only minimal side effects that can be tolerated without the help of the doctors. And many people escape even these minimal side effects.

The cost of Botox is around $200 per treatment. The few exclusions to having Botox include adverse reactions to the product, women who are pregnant or breast feeding, and people who ingest alcohol regularly.

Botox is also used to treat:

• Severe underarm sweating • Cervical dystonia–a neurologic disorder that causes severe neck and shoulder muscle contractions • Blepharospasm–uncontrollable blinking • Strabismus–misaligned eyes • Chronic migraine • Overactive bladder Seek the advice of a medical or other appropriate certified professional to find out if Botox treatment is right for you. (Sources: www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus and www.howmuchisbotox.com)

For A Young, Healthy Glow By Tresa Erickson

Don't smoke, and if you do smoke, quit.

Smoking speeds up aging of the skin big time. Within just 10 years of smoking, the blood vessels in the outer skin grow considerably narrower, impeding circulation and reducing the absorption of oxygen and other nutrients vital to healthy skin. The elastin and collagen are weakened, which can lead to sagging.

Cleanse your skin with care.

Hot water and abrasive soaps dry out the skin. To prevent this, take cooler, shorter showers and baths and use milder soaps. When drying off, pat your skin dry rather than rubbing it with a towel. Remove your makeup carefully, making sure not to damage the delicate skin around the eyes.

Moisturize your skin regularly.

Throughout the day, the skin loses moisture. You can reduce the rate of evaporation by using moisturizer. Select a product suited to your skin type and use it as directed.

Protect your skin from the sun.

Keep you skin healthy by staying inside as much as possible between the hours of 10 am and 4 pm, when the sun's rays are the harshest. Should you go outdoors, cover up with long-sleeved shirts, pants and a wide-brimmed hat. Use sunscreen with an SPF factor of 15 or greater on all areas exposed to the sun. Apply it liberally and reapply it every two hours. With the proper skin care, you can look five, 10 or 15 years younger.

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YWCA BRISTOL CELEBRATES CLIENT AND PROGRAM SUCCESSES

Don’t let allergies rob you of life’s precious moments...

YWCA Bristol has been serving women, children, and families throughout Southern Appalachia since 1943. The organization is dedicated to eliminating racism and empowering women through various community programs including the sliding-scale Children’s Center, TechGYRLS afterschool program, Moms-R-Us teen pregnancy program, and Women’s Fitness Spa. Each year, more than 10,000 lives are enriched by YWCA programming. The following ‘mission moments’ are glimpses into recent program and client triumphs.

TechGYRL Allie, age 10, loves the afterschool program because she knows staff members care about her grades, safety, and feelings. The TechGYRLS program is a safe haven that provides her mentoring and guidance.

The YW Children’s Center added 144 families to the waiting list last year, and the TechGYRLS program currently has a waiting list.

A Fitness Spa member, Margaret, lost 6% of her body weight while participating in the YW Weight Loss Challenge. Another member, Brooke, states, “The YW has made my life better through and through! It's really a lot of the reason I haven't given up.”

Only 3% of the YW’s total expenses in 2013 were related to fund-raising.

A local student planned to skip her senior prom because she wanted to save her money for a summer mission trip, but thanks to the more than 700 donations to the Junior Board Prom Dress Sale, she found an affordable, beautiful dress.

The YW’s individual giving has increased by 787% since 2010!

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95% of YW childcare parents were productively employed or enrolled in school in 2013.

Moms-R-Us graduate Mary, whose son is now 5, currently is finishing her undergraduate degree and will be the keynote speaker at a teen-parent convention in April.

The YWCA was praised in the 2012 audit for its diverse revenue stream, which includes an in-kind program garnered approximately $47,000 in gifts to YW programs.

The average number of years served by a YW administrator is 15.

A mom credits the teachers at the YWCA-managed Wellmont Child Development Center for helping her get through a tough year. The facility’s extended operating hours were vital as she balanced going through a divorce, maintaining her nursing career, and providing caring support for her infant daughter.

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What Is Short-Term Rehab? Short-term rehabilitation programs provide therapy for patients who are recovering from a surgery, illness or accident. These programs help patients achieve their maximal functional capacity and get back to their homes and communities in the shortest time possible. To achieve this goal, patients receive physical, occupational, and speech therapy from compassionate and highly skilled therapists. Therapists are part of a team that includes physicians, nurses, speech–language pathologists, audiologists, social workers, and nutritionists. Team members work with the patient and family members to develop an individualized care plan. Generally , people who need short-term, in-patient rehabilitation complete their program at a facility in as little as a couple of days to as long as several weeks. To ensure a smooth transition to home, rehabilitation facilities assist with setting up home-care services. Most facilities provide rehabilitative services six or seven days a week. When choosing a facility, call and ask for a tour. In addition, many private insurance plans and HMOs provide short-term rehabilitation benefits. Check your individual policy for specifics regarding coverage.

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PHARMACISTS DECLARE ‘WAR ON ALCOHOLISM’ MONTH Fourteen billion prescriptions are written annually, and according to statistics, 70% of the American adult population consumes alcohol. Alcohol is a drug, and like all drugs, there are side effects. Mixing alcohol with prescription drugs presents risks to every organ of the body, including the brain. Muscles may suffer damage, the heart can experience palpitations or stoppage; dehydration can affect many organs; and judgment can easily be impaired. Government reports rank combining alcohol with prescription drugs as the leading cause of drug-related deaths in the United States. Check with your doctor or pharmacist regarding the effects of drinking alcohol while taking a drug that you’ve been prescribed. If you are unsure about interactions between your prescription drugs and alcohol, refrain from alcohol use completely. (Source: www.prescriptiondrugs.com)

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Nutrients Matter Iron – This micromineral is found mainly in meats and beans, and you need at least 18 milligrams daily. Iron helps transport oxygen to cells. Low levels can sap your energy and lead to headaches. Vitamin D – Hard to find in foods, this key nutrient is produced in the body when sunlight hits your skin. Getting 600 IU or more of vitamin D every day helps the body fight infections, build strong bones, and prevent depression. Vitamin B12 – This vitamin is virtually nonexistent in plant foods. Often listed as cobalamin on ingredient labels, B12 keeps blood and nerve cells healthy and protects your brain and muscles. Make sure to have at least 2.4 micrograms each day to avoid feeling weak and tired due to B12 deficiency. This goes for you, too, vegans! Folate – This nutrient, also known as vitamin B6, is found primarily in leafy greens. All women of childbearing age should ingest 400 to 800 micrograms of folate every day. Adequate levels of folate shield against neural tube abnormalities (complicated brain and spinal birth defects). Magnesium – Whole grains are packed with this mineral, which is important for bone and heart health. Consuming up to 320 milligrams of magnesium per day also helps your body to absorb calcium and potassium, regulate blood sugar, and control blood pressure. (Source: www.womenshealth.com)

How Well Do You Know Your Nutrients? By Tresa Erickson

Do you take a multivitamin everyday? Have any idea what’s in it? Chances are it’s made of several important vitamins and minerals. Think you know what each of those does? Take this quiz and find out. 1) This mineral aids in the production of the thyroid hormone. 2) This vitamin works as an antioxidant and stabilizes cell membranes. 3) This vitamin helps keep the eyes and skin healthy and aids in hormone synthesis. 4) This mineral helps prevent tooth decay. 5) This vitamin helps maintain strong bones and teeth. 6) This mineral aids in the production of insulin. 7) This mineral is essential for the release of energy from glucose. 8) This vitamin helps the blood clot. 9) These minerals aid in the production of hemoglobin. 10) These vitamins are used in energy metabolism. 11) This vitamin is used in amino acid and fatty acid metabolism. 12) This mineral works in conjunction with vitamin E. 13) This mineral helps transmit nerve impulses and activates enzymes needed for energy. 14) This vitamin helps form new cells and keeps the nervous system healthy. 15) This mineral acts as a buffer in acid-base balance and helps emulsify and transport fat.

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16) This vitamin works as an antioxidant and helps wounds heal faster. 17) This mineral helps make protein. 18) This mineral keeps the bones and teeth strong, and helps the muscles contract and relax. 19) This vitamin is used in energy and amino acid metabolism and fat synthesis and breakdown. 20) This mineral aids in fluid balance, acid-base balance and the transmission of nerve impulses. Answers: 1) Iodine, 2) E, 3) A, 4) Fluoride, 5) D, 6) Zinc, 7) Chromium, 8) K, 9) Iron & Copper, 10) Niacin, Riboflavin & Thiamin, 11) B-6, 12) Selenium, 13) Magnesium, 14) B-12, 15) Phosphorus, 16) C, 17) Potassium, 18) Calcium, 19) Biotin, 20) Sodium

How well did you do? If you got 15 or more correct, you definitely know your stuff when it comes to the function of vitamins and minerals. If you got 10–15 correct, you must have paid attention in your health class. If you got less than 10 correct, you might want to brush up on your nutrients and find out why you are taking that multivitamin.



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