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August / September 2013

Business In Profile Inside This Issue: Weight Loss Challenge * Start Smiling More

Choosing A Pharmacy * Knee Pain & Exercise

Self-Reliance * Christina’s Corner * Pure Enjoyment

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living well and fit Included in Weight Loss Challenge: Cost: $350.00 Weekly group sessions held: September 3, 10, 17 and 24 from 6-7 p.m. (must be prepaid by August 30) • 1 QRA appointment • 1 Colon Hydrotherapy appointment

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By Lisa Torbert, MS, QRA Practitioner, Hypnotherapist, Yoga Instructor

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There are many reasons people become overweight - hormone imbalances, slowed metabolism, overeating, poor nutrition and lack of exercise are some of the most common. The key to long lasting weight loss is detoxification, good digestion, hormone balance and pH balance. Try Heather Holistic Health’s Weight Loss Challenge and see for yourself. Weight Loss Challenge Week 1: Discover the truth behind your weight and your body’s imbalances preventing you from optimal health. Receive pH analysis, QRA Testing and the supplements necessary for success. Week 2: Overcome weight loss stagnation with hypnotherapy. Hypnotherapy can help give you motivation to exercise, cut down on portions, and help to eliminate cravings for sugar, chocolate, fried foods, fast foods, pastas, etc. Week 3: Learn about juicing, which will enhance the results of your colon hydrotherapy appointment. Week 4: Final weigh-in and group session. Results of the challenge will vary depending on the individual’s circumstances and efforts. Prize: Whoever loses the most weight will win a one-hour massage gift certificate to be used at Heather’s Holistic Health. Hypnosis Hypnosis is a powerful, proven program that re-educates your subconscious mind, the part that creates cravings and impulses, quickly and more easily than you ever imagined possible. Hypnosis helps maintain the motivation for weight loss. Permanent weight loss occurs with a change in lifestyle, not diets that are impossible to maintain. With hypnosis, clients desire and consume a much smaller amount of food without giving up their favorite foods and drink. Hypnosis can help clients feel more full, more satisfied

after eating a small amount of a desired food, enjoying the quality, not the quantity.

and hormone balance. QRA testing provides a comprehensive system to assess the body’s biofield.

Supplements Included: Losing weight can be a slow process. Our supplements use superior ingredients and they have passed our rigorous Quantum Reflex Analysis testing standards. QRA tests identify supplements with toxic tag-alongs like magnesium stearate, talcum powder, and monododium glutamate. Below is a list of supplements, sold at Heather’s Holistic Health, specifically recommended for weight loss.

Colon Hydrotherapy Colon Hydrotherapy helps a person lose toxic waste and increase the body’s metabolic rate at the same time. Though results may vary, individuals can lose up to 10 pounds of fecal matter from an appointment(s). Researchers in America and Europe have demonstrated that people from first-world nations carry from 10 to 50 pounds of accumulated toxic

Premier Greens: This powder uses chlorella, a green single-cell algae, to help satisfy cravings and promote good digestion. It’s super low in calories but it’s a complete food nutritionally, so ingesting it has been known to dramatically help eliminate food cravings.

Holistic Approach materials, with the majority stored in the colon. Accumulated toxic waste materials slow down metabolism, beginning after age 25 to 30. Heather’s Holistic Health uses stateof-the-art equipment that gently introduces purified water into the colon. During a colon hydrotherapy session, warm filtered water enters into the rectum and circulates throughout the colon, dissolving and removing its contents, while the client lies comfortably on a table. A trained and experienced colon hydrotherapist controls the water pressure and temperature.

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table of contents people inprofile

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inprofile people business andfinance Dr. Stephanie Steckel

community andeducation health andmedical Dr. Chris Schellinger

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We Can Do Better..........................5 Summer Blood Challenge..............6 Start Smiling More............................7 community andeducation ndgarden Choosing homeA aPharmacy....................8 Your Spine On Your Face...............9 Getting To Know ...........................10

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Reinvigorate Your Yard.................38

business andfinance Christina’s Corner..........................39 Don’t Lose Independence...40 livingYour well andfit

Change Your Life In 2013...............10 Office of Women’s Health.............18 Kent County Happenings.............19 business andfinance Business In Profile.......................20-21 living well andfit home andgarden CDCC-900 Members.....................26 ASH Golf Memorial........................27 food andfun Heart Disease andd Stroke............28 fashion an beauty Our Womenwell Who Serve.............…29 living andfit I4Am For The Child…...................…30 Volunteers Needed.......................44

food andfun Pure Enjoyment..............................41 fashion andbeauty

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PPACA Compliance Checklist.....22 Flower Mistakes To Avoid.............35 The Perfect Gift.......................... .....36 Homebuying Experience...........…23 dfun community ndeducation Motivate, Uplift andnadInspire.........24 nmedical food health a a d business finance home andgarden Basic GiftinganTechniques..............25 AFLAC.................................40 What Is A Pole Building?................37

Weight Loss Challenge....................2 Knee Pain &food Exercise....................11 andfun Power Of Self-Reliance.................12 fashion andbeauty Glucose’s Affect On Insulin........13 Become One.................................14 Don’t home Drink While Pregnant...........15 andgarden Get in Shape Stay in Shape...........16 The Power of Yoga........................17

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Saketumi - A Must Stop...................42 Recipes!..........................................43 Earners Must Be Learners...............44 home andgarden Literal Lissa......................................45 Inaugural Wine Dinner...................47 Jazz Festival....................................48

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Sanitation & Disinfection................31 Brilliance You Deserve...................32

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Almost time for back to school. Time for those physicals for the kids and don’t forget yours. We as women get in such a habit of taking care of everyone else that we tend to neglet ourselves. Make sure to take time for you- scheduling yearly exams and maybe even a day at the spa. Rejuvenate- so you are better physically and mentally equipped to take care of those you love.

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Try to find something that you enjoy - reading, writing, painting, puzzles, crafts of any sort or anything that helps you unwind and relax - and take time each day just for you. It may only be fifteen minutes in the morning before everyone else is up or after everyone goes to bed, but taking that time for you will do wonders to keep your mood and energy on a more even keel. I know it isn’t always easy to do, but you’ll be amazed at how it makes you feel.

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On The Cover... On the cover we are at the home of David and Diane Partridge on State Street in downtown Dover. We’ve driven by so many times and the landscaped yard and gardens were so beautiful we just loved their home. They were kind enough to let us take photos for this cover! On the cover we have Chas and Chuck Barker of American Physical Therapy, Lisa Torbert of Heather’s Holistic Health, Erik and Jenny Mabus of Bayard Pharmacy, and Sharon Sack featured in our Women Who Serve. Thank you to each of them for taking the time to join us for yet another awesome photo shoot. It’s actually a great deal of work, but fun too! And special thanks to Mike Baker of CM Baker Photography for his wonderful work. Without all of these, our photo shoots couldn’t happen.

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health and medical By Dr. Philip Chao Dr. Philip Chao graduated from Yale University and continued his studies at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, receiving his medical degree in 1983. Dr. Chao has been interested in MRI technology since its very beginning – the first MRI scan took place in 1981 while he was pursuing his medical studies. The University of Pennsylvania was at the heart of the development of this technology and where Dr. Chao was able to work with pioneers in MRI on the first GE Signa 1.5T (tesla) scanner. His advanced research and specializations complete, Dr. Chao left the University of Pennsylvania for a position as Director of MRI in Wilmington, DE – a position he held for 14 years. Dr. Chao eventually left that position to create the best MRI center in Delaware, using the very latest technology: 3T MRI.

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Dr. Chao brought 3T technology to Delaware in 2007—almost 7 years ago. We have the most experience in the use of 3T MRI. Check out our website for more information about Dr. Chao and MRI Consultants. At MRI Consultants and BEST OPEN MRI we pride ourselves in caring for our patients. Dr Chao has studied MRI since 1983—and it was only invented in 1981! Dr. Chao worked on some of the preliminary research in MRI and MRA technologies, the prostate coil, shoulder coil, phased array technology, breast imaging, and spectroscopy. There are so many uses of advanced MRI. DWI (diffusion weighted imaging) can detect early GI and pancreatic cancer. It can see areas of tumor in your brain which are not visible on routine scanners. Quantitative MRI imaging can detect the results of brain trauma. Our offices provide DTI imaging which shows microscopic brain damage. We have SWI (susceptibility imaging), which shows minimal microscopic brain hemorrhages. This effect

triples in sensitivity when used on a 3T MRI scanner and, at 7T (not yet available for clinical use), one can see even more hemorrhage than at 3T. All of these advances in technology radically change the requirements for brain imaging. The presence of hemorrhage changes the treatment of most brain disorders … and 3T MRI is the best way to detect it. A well-informed physician would know to ask for SWI or DTI when ordering an MRI of the brain—and they would insist on 3T.

MRI, make sure you are going to a facility that has good equipment and an experienced radiologist writing the report. It’s never a bad idea to ask the name of the doctor who will be writing the report. The quality of the MRI scanner is important … but the experience of the person interpreting the images can be equally as important. Don’t accept inferior quality—it makes a huge difference in the outcome of your healthcare. Proton spectroscopy lets us see tumors using a different MR technique. It actually shows the chemistry of a tumor, which helps determine if a tumor or mass is indeed cancer. We do this routinely for pre- and post- contrast studies at our Lewes magnet.

WARP is another example of technology available at MRI Consultants that is not generally available in the area. WARP metal subtraction helps reduce the effect of implanted metal near the area of a scan. This is super software (see sample image). We also use BLADE and NATIVE. MRI Consultants believes in investing in technology and Dr. Chao does his best to stay at the cutting edge of innovation in order to provide the very best imaging possible. When your doctor recommends you for an

DTI lets us see early and subtle brain damage that other scanners simply cannot see. We use it for prostate cancer imaging as well. We can estimate the Gleason stage of prostate cancer using this tool. Combined with prostate spectroscopy, this makes for the most advanced prostate MRI studies in the world—and our outof-pocket fee for this is only $700! 3T Breast MRI shows 100 percent of cancer with higher detail, specificity and sensitivity. MRI Consultants has been doing this for 7 years and, so far, we have not had any false positive biopsies. That’s a pretty good track record. We follow and biopsy lesions but we have had a very high positive rate about 90% concordance in what recommend for biopsy. That’s way high… much better than numbers at 1.5T. We also want to do proton spectroscopy for breast lesions. This is routinely done in Europe as it helps to make a diagnosis of cancer without having to actually do a biopsy.

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Dr. Chao wrote some of the first papers on wrist MRI, presented multiple talks on hip MR imaging, spectroscopy, MRA, MR of scar tissue, and MRA of aneurysms. He was voted top doc in Radiology in 2012. We offer conscious sedation. We also offer conscious cutting edge technologies in MRI that are unavailable elsewhere. There is a simple test of aortic wall thickness and clot, which predicts heart disease in the recent Dallas Heart Study. It is a revolutionary way to screen our patients for possible heart attack. We can do this in our Lewes office with the same pulse sequences that they used and with 3T speed and resolution. 3T is much better than twice as good!

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By Christine E. Serio External Communications Specialist Blood Bank of Delmarva

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Vacations are planned, temperatures are heating up and our Summer Blood Challenge is in full swing—saving local lives one pint at a time! Blood Bank of Delmarva’s 11th Annual Summer Blood Challenge kicked off on May 20 and will run through Sept. 14. The challenge is meant to create extra incentive for people to give blood during the summer months. “The Summer Blood Challenge is a friendly, Delmarva-wide competition among employers and community organizations,” said Roy Roper, Blood Bank of Delmarva CEO. “The summer months are typically slower for blood donations and the competitive spirit and prizes help motivate donors as well as attract new members and donors.” Registered organizations will earn points based on blood donations, new members and more. The grand prize is a 2014 Mazda 6 courtesy of Martin Mazda. Second prize is a $2,000 TD Bank Visa Gift Card and third prize is a $1,000 TD Bank Visa Gift Card. Two $50 TD Bank Visa Gift Cards will also be awarded each week throughout the challenge. Last year, a record 226 companies participated in the Summer Blood Challenge. This resulted in 11,790 blood donations and 1,985 new Blood Bank members. “We had a record--breaking year last year,” Roper said. “We anticipate tremendous support from our dedicated, Delmarva donors who save local lives and have helped ensure a stable blood supply in this community for almost 60 years. We are grateful to everyone who takes the time to

On Proud Local Donors Taylor Jones, a 17-year-old junior at William Penn High School in New Castle, DE, has a very personal motivation for giving blood. “I had a brother who passed away when I was five. He had a rare brain cancer and died when he was only 17 months old,” says Taylor. “He had two brain surgeries in one year and needed large amounts of blood for both.”

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“I wanted to know how I could help them. The most personal way I can help is to give blood,” says Taylor. “Giving blood is worth it in every way. It could be your mom, your dad, your sister, your brother who needs the blood. It could happen overnight. You just never know.” For more information While her brother went through about the Summer Blood treatments at a children’s hospital, Challenge and giving blood, a young Taylor saw many other ill visit www.DelmarvaBlood.org children in the halls and playrooms. or call 1 888 8-BLOOD-8. They were children who were her

This year, the Summer Blood Challenge is focusing on the dedicated Delmarva donors who go the extra mile to save local lives. One of the donors is Jonathan Waddell of Elkton,

Platelet donor, Jonathan Waddell, with his son Gage. Gage needed multiple platelet transfusions to survive procedures.

MD. Waddell has been a regular platelet donor for several years. In October 2011, the need for donors like himself truly hit home. Jonathan’s four-year-old son Gage was diagnosed with portal hypertension, a serious and potentially fatal condition caused by impaired blood flow to his liver. He ended up needing regular platelet transfusions prior to procedures.

May 20 – September 14

Grand Prizes

1st Prize: 2014 Mazda 6® Courtesy of Martin Mazda

“It was shocking that my own son would be a patient in need of platelets. You never think that your own child will need any type of transfusion,” says Jonathan. “It really made me think about the other children and adults who are able to live because of dedicated donors who give of themselves every day. You just never know when it is going to affect your life so deeply.”

2nd Prize: $2000 TD Bank Visa® Gift Card 3rd Prize: $1000 TD Bank Visa® Gift Card Weekly Prizes Two - $50 TD Bank Visa® Gift Cards

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Note: Grand Prize is a 2 year/10,000 mile lease on a 2014 Mazda 6 ®. Cash value approximately $7500. Lease subject to dealer terms, conditions and mileage overage fees. Tax and tags included.

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health and medical By Dr. Stephanie Steckel Dr. Stephanie Steckel is a diplomat of the American Board of Orthodontics, and started her Dover orthodontic practice in 1995. Her experience as a general dentist prior to specializing means she can more easily coordinate care with your general dentist. At Orthodontics on Silverlake (OSL), her OSL team provides excellent orthodontic experiences and results for their patients. They are proud to support the Kent County community in numerous educational, sports and volunteer activities.

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The days of middle school and high school braces-whether metal, colored or clear ceramic braces are all but gone, thanks to Invisalign Teen® .

treatment-great for busy moms!

See Sam below who we congratulated after recently finishing his treatment in 14 months after wearing 27 sets of aligners:

• Photos can be taken easily for school pictures

2. Tuncay, O, Bowman, J, Amy, and Nicozisis,J Aligner Treatment in the Teenage Patient, JCO. VolumeXLVII, No.2 2013.

• Blue indicator tabs are included for compliance checks

Although braces are still a viable option for many of our patients (see June/July 2013 issue of Women’s Journal article- page 9), some teenage patients may be reluctant to undergo braces treatment for social reasons. In our OSL office, most teanagers are very wiiling to cooperate with a removeable clear aligners regimen to straighten their teeth.

• Eruption compensation to allow natural eruption of teeth

A recent prospective study (2) looked at teen oral health and teen satisfaction during Invisalign treatment. Four different orthodontic offices participated Invisalign Teen ® is a method of and evaluated plaque, gingivalstraightening teeth using clear, bleeding and cavity scores for almost invisible removable 2 years during the treatment. In aligners. My clinical treatment addition quality of life questions plan is combined with proprietary about physical and social 3-D, computer-generated comfort were asked every 3 software to make sets of unique, months. custom-made aligners that move your teeth in precise increments. The findings indicated (1) significantly less plaque

References: 1. Align Technology, Inc. M00081 Rev.1

and bleeding than patients Some of the benefits I have found wearing braces. Patient with Invisalign Teen® vs. Braces: satisfaction was good, since 70% of the patients “seldom” • Easier to brush and floss, or “never” experienced less worry about cavities discomfort from their forming aligners, and 80% “seldom” • No wire poke emergency or “never” used pain relievers. visits • Less treatment visits needed to complete

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At OSL, my team and I enjoy the process and the results we’ve seen with our Invisalign ® patients.

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Please call us at Orthodontics on Silverlake @ (302)-672-7776 so you can learn to smile more!


health and medical By Erik and Jenny Mabus Erik and Jenny Mabus, owners of Bayard Pharmacy, have been residents of Dover for the past 10 years. Erik Mabus has been a registered pharmacist since graduating from the University of Pittsburgh in 1989. He has held multiple management and supervisory positions within the retail pharmacy industry. Jenny Mabus has worked in pharmacy as a technician, but also has talent in interior design. Jenny is responsible for the very warm, friendly and inviting feel of Bayard Pharmacy. Both owners are dedicated to providing the residents of Dover with the highest level of customer care possible. The owners have also created a charity fund, Bayard Pharmacy Cares, which will provide 25 cents to a local charity for every prescription filled through their pharmacy. Located at 202 West Loockerman (corner with Governors Ave), the pharmacy is readily accessible to local residents, business men and women and government employees. Website – www.bayardrx.com. Phone 302-724-4497.

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So, how did you choose your pharmacy? Sounds simple enough, but should it be? Our recent Facebook survey asked what factors were important when choosing a pharmacy. The answers, for the most part, were neither surprising nor reassuring. When I was younger I can remember the pharmacist filling a real need in the community. The pharmacist was respected as a health care professional and many patients would turn to the pharmacist for advice when their doctor was unavailable. For many years pharmacists were voted as the NUMBER ONE most trusted professional; over doctors, nurses, clergy and yes even more than lawyers and politicians (couldn’t resist). However, after years of growth in the chain pharmacy industry this has changed. Pharmacists are no longer the number one most trusted professional. And based on our survey it appears that they are often not viewed as health care professionals by patients. The most common reasons for choosing a pharmacy were convenience, friendly staff, timely service and price. Competency and knowledge were about in the middle of the list and only one single individual used the word TRUST. I don’t pick a doctor based solely on location. I wouldn’t choose a lawyer to represent me just because his staff was friendly. Those are nice traits, but in the end, I want someone I can TRUST to properly take care of my needs. Pharmacy should be no different, and yet, individuals trust not only their own health, but the health of their families to whichever pharmacist happens to be working closest to their home. Despite the image being created by some chains, pharmacy should not be comparable to the fast food industry. I understand the convenience of a drive thru

lane or a 24 hour pharmacy, but it shouldn’t take precedence over professionalism, knowledge and accuracy. Simply watch a national pharmacy’s commercial as they portray the pharmacist as some kind of super hero running along the tops of the counters and quickly throwing items into shopper’s baskets. Should a pharmacist really be expected to be juggling 3, 4 or 5 different things at one time when the single most important job function they have is to make sure the prescriptions being filled are accurate and safe for each individual patient? I have heard that some pharmacy chains, in an attempt to reduce pharmacist payroll, are actually trying to take the pharmacist out of the most crucial role, which would be the final checker of the prescription. Instead that responsibility would go to a certified technician who may, or may not have any schooling beyond high school.

some light on the subject of prescription misfills. The goal is not to scare you, but to make you re-examine what should be important when choosing a pharmacy. Most independent pharmacies will offer delivery and will even match prices with the chains. Those services should offset the convenience and price factor. Here are some other points to consider. Is the pharmacist experienced? This is the time of year the new graduates begin to work for the first time without supervision. Does the pharmacist have enough staff to speak with you? Counseling is a great chance to educate patients and also a last chance to catch mistakes. Do they look frazzled? An overworked/hurried

I have been in management for corporate pharmacies for 20 years. The issue, in my opinion, is corporate pharmacies answer to shareholders. The bottom line with shareholders is...THE BOTTOM LINE. They expect bigger profits every year despite the reduced reimbursement payments from the insurance companies. So, how can that be achieved? My experience tells me the most frequent answer is to cut payroll and expect more from each pharmacist and staff. More work with less help leads to poor service and increased errors. Simply do a Google search on prescription errors and you will quickly find examples of mistakes, sometimes fatal, being made by pharmacists. Here is just one example, http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/ money/industries/health/200802-12-pharmacy-errors_N.htm I would recommend reading it or doing your own research to shed

pharmacist is more apt to make mistakes. Is the pharmacist able to communicate with you in a way that you can understand? Poor communication skills are another common reason for errors. Are the pharmacists and staff consistent in your pharmacy? If you aren’t fully satisfied with your pharmacy then it should be time to look around. Go into a pharmacy and ask questions and get to know the pharmacist. Base your choice off of trust and quality over convenience and speed. In the end, the most important thing a pharmacy can do is make sure you are getting the correct medications and to verify that those medications are safe for you to take.

We accept most major insurance plans, including Medicare Part D, Tricare and Medco!

Our retail shop carries groceries, over-the-counter medications, gifts, greeting cards, household goods, and much more!

Transferring prescriptions is easy...our pharmacist does all the work for you!

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health and medical By Dr. Chris Schellinger Chris Schellinger D.C. has devoted his life to increasing the quality and quantity of people’s lives with chiropractic. A graduate of University of Delaware with a B.S. in Nutrition and Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Sherman College of Chiropractic in Spartanburg, SC. He returned to his hometown Dover and opened C-Schell Chiropractic in 2007. Dr. Schellinger has served as vice president for the Delaware Chiropractic Society and is the current DCS secretary.

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Every year Americans spend billions of dollars in an attempt to look good! In fact, over 10 billion dollars was spent in 2010 on cosmetic procedures ranging from breast augmentation to Botox. Despite the recession, there was a 5% increase in spending from 2009 to 2010. I’m not saying that looking good isn’t important, but how we go about it is! And certainly what we view as looking good is important.

coordinate, and adapt your body to your environment and activities optimally.

I’m talking about posture. If your spine is subluxated, it is much more difficult to maintain good posture. Once again, let’s face it, people with good posture look better and usually feel more confident. Try this! Sit up straight. Pull your shoulders back and your head back over your shoulders. Take a deep breath...How do you feel? I would wager that you feel more energized and a little better than you felt about a minute ago. Look in a mirror while maintaining this good posture. What do you see? You not only feel better, but I bet you look better too! It’s much easier to maintain this healthy posture with a healthy spine that is free of subluxation. Taking care of your spine by seeing a chiropractor regularly and learning how to take care of your spine through exercise

However, if you have misalignment and fixation, or what we call a subluxation in your spine, then your nervous system can’t adapt optimally. You might have pain, you might not! You might experience less energy, poor digestion, frequent illness or virtually any other symptom you can imagine! So, now that you I recently heard the line, “If your know that, I think you would agree spine was on your face, you’d take with me when I say it’s important better care of it” from a fellow to have a chiropractor on your Chiropractor. I laughed because, healthcare team and to be let’s face it, it’s funny and totally checked regularly for subluxations. true! Many people don’t take care of their spines because they Remember the other function of don’t know they have a problem your spine...to hold you up. How or that they should have a regular well are you holding yourself up? spinal hygiene regimen, just as they do a dental hygiene regimen. Your spine functions as a place for muscle attachment so you can hold yourself up, and to protect the spinal cord and nerves of your nervous system. What motivates many people to come to a chiropractor is back or neck pain and we’re great at helping people with those challenges. However, only 10% of your nervous system even has the ability to provide the sensation of pain. The other 90% is for controlling and coordinating the estimated 3 trillion bits of information that are being processed by your body at any given second. Pretty crazy, huh? If your spine is functioning optimally, meaning all the vertebrae are in proper alignment and are moving easily through their full range of motion, then there is very little stress on your spine. This means there is little stress on your nervous system so it can control,

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Dr. Cynthia P. Mangubat is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology. She completed her residency at Sisters of Charity Hospital with affiliation at the State University of New York in Buffalo. She was a chief resident in her last year. She also completed a research fellowship in reproductive immunology focusing on recurring miscarriages at Rosalind Franklin University (formerly called Finch University), North Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Mangubat completed her medical training at the University of the Philippines with affiliation at the Philippine General Hospital. Training in a government hospital gave her the extensive experience in the field of obstetrics and gynecology.

Dr. Cynthia P. Mangubat has been practicing Obstetrics and Gynecology since August 2007 in Dover first as an employee. Then, last December 2011, her employer told her that she was thinking of retiring soon. She asked if Cynthia wanted to continue the practice or move somewhere else. There are many uncertainties in starting a solo practice especially with the new Health Care Law. Yet she placed all of her trust in Him and set up Mercy Care for Women’s Health. She also wanted a unique practice philosophy serving patients and the community. The mission of Mercy Care for Women’s Health is to provide obstetrics and gynecology service that supports a culture of life. We respect life at the moment of conception. Our goal is to provide and promote women’s wellness that involves the healing of the body, mind and spirit. Since artificial contraception poses negative side effects on the body of a woman, Mercy Care utilizes the natural cycle of a woman in birth control management using NaPro Technology and Creighton model. Mercy Care stands for loving care for the woman and the fetus / baby in the womb. The practice is for women of all ages from teens to elderly adults. Obstetrics services include: pre-natal care, natural childbirth, normal and caesarian delivery and high risk pregnancy. Gynecology services include: menstrual problems, vaginal discharge, infectious disease screening, annual wellness exam, pre-conception counseling, fertility awareness, menopause, laparoscopy, hysteroscopy and endometrial ablation. Mercy Care is open from 8:30 to 5:30, Monday to Friday. Most major insurances are accepted including Medicare, Medicaid, Tricare and other commercial insurances. Mercy Care is located at 22 Old Rudnick Lane, Dover, DE with telephone number 302-883-3677.

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By Chuck Barker, PT, DPT, OCS, ATC Chuck Barker, PT, DPT, OCS, ATC is owner and director of American Therapy & Rehabilitation and has been working as a physical therapist in Dover Delaware since 1989. He holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Delaware and a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Arcadia University. He is a certified athletic trainer and is board certified in orthopedic physical therapy by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties.

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contribute to weakness, muscle atrophy, pain, stiffness and loss of functional ability. The World Health Organization recommends at least 30 minutes of regular moderate intensity physical activity five days per week for patients with OA. This is to include low impact aerobic conditioning, Physical range Therapists of motion, flexibility and gentle strengthening exercises. The key is to undertake AND maintain a regular exercise regime. When performing quadriceps strengthening for knee OA it is important to use less than 50 degrees of knee flexion. Thus, any closed chain activity such as squatting to strengthen the quadriceps muscle should be performed as a mini squat. Patients are advised against any deep squats. Studies on the use of exercise for the

treatment of knee osteoarthritis also found very little risk involved TQCP in performing these exercise programs. Osteoarthritis is expected to become even more prevalent in the coming years with increased life expectancy and the aging of our current population. A supervised exercise program has been shown to be very effective in the treatment of knee osteoarthritis. Please call our office today for an evaluation to determine if physical therapy may help decrease your joint pain and improve your quality of life. Remember, you have to start and maintain an exercise program to stay fit for life.

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living well and fit By Patrick Preece Mr. Preece is the Owner and Chief Instructor at the Kaizen Karate Academy. Mr. Preece has been teaching families martial arts as his full time profession for over 10 years. He holds a 4th Degree Black Belt in Sin Moo Hapkido, a 3rd Degree Black Belt in Tang Soo Do, and a 1st Degree in Tae Kwon Do. Mr. Preece’s teaching strengths include both youth and adult classes. He says his favorite part about teaching the martial arts is teaching leadership skills to a new generation as well as encouraging families to train together and reach their full potential.

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Self-reliance is having trust in our own abilities, judgments, and powers. There is something so gratifying about achieving one’s goals through our own efforts. Of course there is nothing wrong with asking for help but it’s vital that we put forth our best effort rather than allowing someone else to do the work for us. Patricia Simpson once said; “Self- reliance is the only road to true freedom, and being one’s own person is its ultimate reward.” There have been so many technological advances in our lives that it may seem that “self reliance” is easier than ever...or is the opposite that’s true? Perhaps all the technology is making us more dependant than ever. Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote in his famous essay, Self Reliance; “The civilized man has built a coach, but has lost the use of his feet.” In other words, we may all benefit from the improvements and advances, but it may actually be stunting our personal growth.

Self reliance is all about a balancing act; knowing how much to help in order to build confidence and when to let go to build independence. We want to give children enough freedom to encourage exploration and critical thinking without pushing them so fast that they lose their footing. Allowing your children to take on new responsibilities takes gauging their abilities and readiness. In addition, it takes a little bit of trial, error, and faith. Self-reliance is also about self-trust. A child who is self-reliant is able to think for himself and trust his instincts. He shows independence and competence. He uses his resources to cope with new situations or circumstances that challenge him. With the development of self reliance, your child will trust that he can do it by himself even if it takes longer or it’s a bit challenging. He may even make mistakes. Of course, it can be difficult to watch a child make mistakes. Stepping back can be a

challenge for both parents and teachers. Still, it’s necessary. Self Reliance is a masterful teacher. It encourages trial and error. The greatest lessons learned often come from one’s own mistakes.

While most adults have the best interests in mind for children, some will step in and take over, disallowing young people from being self-reliant. Building self-reliance takes a partnership between the child, the parent, and other important adults in the child’s life. Let’s face it; it’s often easier, quicker, and more skillfully done if we do it for the child. But when we allow him to accomplish a developmentally appropriate task on his own, he gains confidence and learns that he can do it by himself. Anne Frank wrote in her diary: “Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person’s character lies in their own hands.” As leaders, how do we know when we are crossing the line from helping to hindering the acquisition of self reliance? It’s sometimes hard to know when we should try again, ask for help, or quit altogether. If it’s within our abilities, we want to encourage others to do things on their own. As Sidney J Phil once said; “Men are made stronger on realization that the helping hand they need is at the end of their own arm.” However, there comes a point when asking for help is the best course of action. How do we help others to realize when this might be? And, if we go to the full extreme, is there a time when quitting is indeed the answer, or is quitting never an option? As always, one of the best ways to teach and reinforce these concepts is by modeling strength of character ourselves. We can show our children that we can depend on ourselves for many thingswhether fixing something in the home or doing challenging tasks for work.

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living well and fit Presented By Kevin and Angie Phillipson Kevin and Angie Phillipson are entrepreneurs, currently involved in 4 businesses: a consulting firm, a team of mortgage originators, a women’s magazine, and a wellness company. With 5 kids, 4 grandkids and 2 golden retrievers, Kevin and Angie are keenly aware of their environment and are actively involved in their community. They both volunteer with CASA, and Angie is a volunteer mediator with the Center for Community Justice. They both participate in karate, enjoy going to the gym and traveling. Both Kevin and Angie are full time students - Angie finishing a second bachelor’s degree and Kevin working on his doctorate in business.

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Glucose provides the vast majority of the energy your body burns to move, think, and stay alive. Your digestive system expertly changes the foods you eat into glucose. Certain foods in particular change to glucose quickly and easily. You know them as carbohydrates. Grains, breads, pasta, rice, potatoes, and cereals are mostly carbohydrates. And don’t forget sugars, juices, and high-fructose syrups. How does glucose affect insulin? Once your digestive system changes carbs into glucose, the glucose enters your blood for delivery to your body’s cells. But at high levels, glucose in the blood is toxic. So the body has developed an additional chemical – a hormone – that speeds the delivery of glucose to the cells, clearing it out of the blood. That hormone is called insulin. Insulin triggers receptors on glucose-hungry cells that move the glucose out of the blood and through the cell walls. But, if the cells are already full – because you haven’t burned off previous glucose deliveries with exercise – the glucose is sent to fat cells to be stored as fat.

organs and tissues. Eventually, the pancreas will wear out its ability to generate insulin. When that happens, you have to take dramatic action like constantly injecting yourself with synthetic insulin just to stay alive. At that point, you have type 2 diabetes.

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Diabetes is Frightening It can take your limbs. Your eyesight. Your very life. But there is something you can do about it. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, too many Americans today have a toxic mixture of high-sugar diets and low-activity lifestyles. Most of us eat far too many sugars – the equivalent of a half pound a day – and we simply aren’t exercising enough to burn it all off. What makes it even more disturbing, though, is that we are bringing this disease upon ourselves. According to the CDC, over 80% of adults who have type 2 diabetes could have prevented it.

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That’s my company’s motto and when it happens it’s awesome, it’s powerful and it’s beautiful. It can literally be heaven on earth. It is getting to be a rare thing these days: the horse world seems to have embraced knowledge with such open mindness that their brains have fallen out. It appears that stupidity is contiguous and wisdom is not! I would not even bother talking about the world and its foolishness except I do believe it is in your best interest to realize a horse can love you unconditionally and be the your greatest partner in life, then kick you, kill you and go eat grass. Yup, scary stuff! This fact causes all the fear that leads to abuse in the horse world. But when you get it right, oh man, it’s heaven on earth, with super powers! Some days I can barely walk but once I “Become One” (get on a horse), I can run about 40mph, jump 6ft walls, cut cattle, and go for a 10 mile hike without breaking a sweat. As One I am awesome and that makes it all worthwhile. The physical aspect of the relationship is just the tip of the iceberg. Horses improve every

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aspect of human life, especially the mental and spiritual. From my limited prospective, horses are absolutely one of the best self help tools GOD ever created. They can do things inside of humans that psychologist and preachers only dream of. There is no middle ground with a horse. A horse will bring out the worst or the best in you. To explain this phenomenon to my clients I like to use the analogy of making juice. When you squeeze an orange you get orange juice, when you squeeze an apple you get apple juice, what happens when you get squeezed? And by the way it is a never ending process. A horse will always be pushing for more out of their human every day in almost every way. I guess what I am trying to say here is that horses can do a lot for you as a person. They can improve every aspect of your life. I am so grateful that my life has been blessed and that I get to spend my life with my equine friends. I am a much better person now than who I was just a little while ago and lord willing my horses will keep a squeez’n. But I can assure you that the juice is worth the squeeze!

Testimonial I met Dean Roles during the summer of 2010. Since then, my life and my horse’s life have changed in a positive direction. I am no longer afraid to ride my once anxious, nervous, confused Tennessee Walker named Tony. Building a close and solid relationship of trust and understanding with your horse is Dean’s foremost goal. He asked me at our first meeting what I wanted to achieve with my horse. My reply was that I wanted a safe and more relaxed horse to ride. Thus began our first month of training. When I brought Tony to Dean’s facility, I thought Tony had good ground manners. Boy was I in for a surprise. Dean informed me that Tony was the leader and I clearly was not. Dean worked with Tony for the first couple of weeks while I observed his techniques with both groundwork and riding skills. I didn’t miss a day of training….. five days a week. Then it was time for me to get up in the saddle. I was a nervous wreck with lost confidence and I am sure Tony knew it. Dean certainly did. But we worked through my fears with

baby steps. By the end of the next two weeks, I had regained my confidence and could not wait to get Tony back home and ride him in the ring. What a different horse in just four weeks…..much calmer, less anxiety, and overall just a happier horse. Winter came and went, as did summer whereby I was unable to ride due to a back injury (nonhorse related). However, this past August, Dean came to our farm and my training resumed through the end of October. His techniques and ability to finesse a horse with what appears to be little effort is nothing less than amazing. I cannot describe how happy I am that I chose Dean Roles to be my trainer. He is a confident leader in the horse arena and is teaching me to be a confident leader with Tony. If Dean were to ask you what are the two most important things you are in charge of with your horse, you would quickly reply “speed and direction.” Once you have control of those two key elements you will be on your way to a happy and safe riding experience. Thank you, Dean, for everything you have taught me and for everything you will continue to teach me. - Pam Nebel, Harrington

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living well and fit Presented By Sara Shultz Sara Shultz joined Brandywine Counseling and Community Services as a Prevention Specialist in the Department of Prevention and Adolescent Services in February 2012. Sara received her Bachelor’s degree in Public Health from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. While in Philadelphia, Sara spent time facilitating workshops to promote healthy living in youth and young adults for St. Christopher’s Hospital and the Family Planning Council. Sara currently facilitates the prevention presentations throughout the state of Delaware for the You-Front & Center program as well at the for the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Prevention Program. Sara is a current member on several coalitions including the Delaware Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Task Force and the South Wilmington Planning Network. Sara enjoys working in the community and is passionate about helping others to achieve their goals and make healthy choices. make healthy choices.

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Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) is an umbrella term used to identify a group of conditions that can occur when a woman consumes alcohol during pregnancy. Individuals who have a FASD can have permanent and life-long physical, behavioral and learning difficulties. Often, a person with a FASD can have a combination of these problems (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2012). In the United States, there are an estimated

40,000 babies born with a FASD each year (FASD Center for Excellence, 2013). This number does not include the many cases that go undiagnosed or misdiagnosed. More research and awareness is needed in our state to address this important issue. BCCS recognized the gap in preventative education on this crucial topic and developed the first and only grant-funded FASD prevention program in the state. The program is a multi component prevention program targeting 18-44 year old men and women throughout the state of Delaware. The program provides educational presentations that cover the effects that occur in an individual whose mother consumed alcohol during pregnancy, using a modified version of an FASD prevention evidencebased program titled Project CHOICES. The goal of the FASD educational presentations is to provide knowledge and increased awareness to Delawareans of how alcohol and other drug use, abuse, and addiction, affects not only their bodies, but that of their offspring. In addition the educational presentations in the community, BCCS also developed a media campaign including a FASD-related advertisement that appeared on two local billboards. Last year’s campaign reached over 82,500 people in Delaware each week.

and fosters effective collaboration to address FASD prevention and intervention statewide through: • Engaging and mobilizing state-based and communitybased professionals as well as individuals and families affected by an FASD; • Identifying FASD-related needs, interests, resources and gaps; • Contributing to the development, implementation and evaluation of a strategic plan to address FASD prevention and intervention; • Strengthening coordination and integration of FASD prevention and intervention programs and services; and increasing public knowledge and raising awareness about FASD throughout Delaware BCCS holds membership on the task

In 2011, The Fetal Alcohol Task Force of Delaware was established. This Task Force is composed of a diverse group of health and social service providers but is open to the public for anyone who is interested in this topic. The Delaware FASD Task Force provides leadership

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force and together collaborate to increase Delawarean’s knowledge and awareness of FASD and its related challenges. There is still more work to be done on this issue and BCCS and the Delaware FASD Task Force are committed to this cause.

For more information, or to schedule a FASD Prevention presentation, please contact Sara Shultz at sparis@brandywinecounseling.org. References: FASD Center for Excellence. (2013, May 31). FASD Center for Excellence. Retrieved June 25, 2013, from http:// fasdcenter.samhsa.gov/ CDC - FASD, Data & Statistics - NCBDDD. (2012, August 16). Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Retrieved June 25, 2013, from http://www.cdc.gov/ ncbddd/fasd/data.html

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By Nancy Hawkins Rigg, Founder and Owner, Forever Fit Foundation Nancy Hawkins Rigg is the founder and owner of Forever Fit Foundation, a personal training business specializing in Pilates, Gyrotonic, Gyrokinesis, Yamuna Body rolling and sport-specific training. Forever Fit Foundation accepts clients at three sites: Dover and Lewes and Mendenhall Station, Pa., just over the Delaware line. A certified athletic trainer, she earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Delaware and her master’s degree in exercise science and sports medicine from Miami University in Ohio. Please call 302.432.1816 or 698.5201 to schedule an appointment or for more information.

Pilates Helps You Get In Shape & Stay In Shape W When people shed the winter clothes, chances are that some look in the mirror and feel regret: regret for not working out more and regret for eating or drinking too much. Then, when it’s time to put on shorts or a tank top, the mirror doesn’t lie. Forget about shopping for a new swimsuit. There’s no need to step on the scales if last year’s summer clothes don’t zip. What’s a girl to do? Try Pilates. That doesn’t mean buy a DVD and do a half hour every now and then when you have time. Fitness takes personal commitment to a goal, and that means sticking to a plan even when you don’t think you have time or you’re not in the mood. The benefits always outweigh the disadvantages, and most people feel much better after they have finished a healthy and challenging workout.

Here’s an opportunity to get help and support from a personal trainer. Before teaching anyone Pilates, personal trainers at Forever Fit Foundation first evaluate a new client to consider things such as physical limitations, prior injuries, and levels of strength and flexibility and fitness goals. Then, it’s time to train. Pilates, for the uninitiated, is an exercise program created by a man named Joseph Pilates in the early 20th century, and it has endured as a reliable and effective training method. He developed a series of movements that, when performed properly, involve and strengthen both body and mind.

In addition, classic Pilates exercises are performed on apparatus that uses springs to create resistance, so in essence, Pilates movements develop both strength and flexibility. A trained teacher also knows how to modify these

exercises to meet individual needs, from beginner to the experienced client. The beauty of Pilates training is that while it focuses on strengthening the core, these exercises offer a lot of benefit for time and money invested. Pilates is quite complex and offers a variety of exercise that can be performed on the mat as well as on apparatus, and it doesn’t take long for clients to notice improvements. Don’t stop now. Those springs that provide resistance, similar to resistance offered by weights, can be adjusted as students become stronger. Pilates is an exercise system that is embraced by the dance

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community, not only for injury rehabilitation, but also because those same exercises improve posture and increase flexibility. An additional benefit is that practicing Pilates helps you become more comfortable in your own body through subtle changes that help you feel more confident and secure. Pilates will become a welcome part of your life as your clothing fits better, you start to look and perform daily functional activities better, and you are able to release tension in your back and neck through the same movements that shape, sculpt and tone. Your muscles that were once covered with, well, flab, have become longer, stronger and leaner. Welcome to Pilates!


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community and education By Karen McGloughlin Karen McGloughlin’s role as the Director, Office of Women’s Health, for the State of Delaware lies in the newly established Bureau of Health Equity within the Division of Public Health in Dover, Delaware. The office focuses on health equity concerns for women, minorities, people with disabilities, and the aging. The office’s primary strategic goal is to create partnerships within communities to increase the awareness of the underlying causes of health disparities among the underserved populations of Delaware and work to reduce their effect. The Office of Women’s Health is a strong advocate for healthy lifestyles and strives to educate all women about medical concerns and ways to improve their health.

Please check out our website for our weekly newsletter. Or send us an email request at owh@state.de.us

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Kent County Happenings Upcoming Events Brewery Tour & Tastings Saturdays,12:30 and 2:00pm at Fordham/Dominion Brewery 1284 McD Drive, Dover Take a tour and sample some Delaware Craft Beer. Call for more info! 302-678-4810

KEITH SWEAT – R&B entertainer Friday, September 20th , 9 p.m. in the Rollins Center Tickets are $35 to $60 A Tribute to the Four Tops – Shadows of the 60s Schwartz Center for the Arts Saturday, 2013, September 21 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm Tickets: Adult $40 Senior $35 Child $30

Miles for Meals 5K – Modern Maturity Center August 17, 2013 - 8-11am For more information, call Jaime Sherman, 734-1200 ext 144

NASCAR K&N PRO SERIES EAST FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 DOVER DOWNS RACEWAY

DC Comedian “Earthquake” Comes to Dover Downs August 17, 2013 – 8-11pm, 302-857-3725

NASCAR NATIONWIDE SERIES SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 DOVER DOWNS RACEWAY

3rd Annual Brew Festival at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino - Microbreweries from the Mid-Atlantic region will be featured Saturday, August 24th 3-7 p.m. in The Rollins Center®

NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES “AAA 400″ SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 DOVER DOWNS RACEWAY

Amish Country Bike Tour Saturday, September 7 - 7:00am to 6:00pm Register & Pay Online: http://www.active.com/ cycling/dover-de/amish-country-bike-tour-2013

Denim & Diamonds Event - Delaware Agricultural Museum September 7, 2013 6-10:30pm for more information call 800-626-3257 or go to www.mealsonwheelsde.org

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Delaware Wine & Beer Festival:  October 19-20


n i People Profile Erik and Jenny Mabus - Bayard Pharmacy Bayard Pharmacy is a family owned, independent pharmacy. We opened our pharmacy in downtown Dover to bring the local residents a professional and friendly pharmacy that you can call your own. It is our goal to give you the best service possible on each visit to our pharmacy. We want you to feel comfortable to come in and shop in a warm, friendly environment. We believe that once you get to know us you won’t want to get your prescriptions anywhere else. We have a very experienced pharmacist who has been working as a pharmacist since 1989. He is a certified immunizing pharmacist and we offer walk in immunization service with many vaccinations (flu, shingles, pneumonia, etc.). Call to check availability. Additionally we offer free blood pressure and blood glucose screenings. Our pharmacist is training to become a certified diabetic educator and we hope to roll out an entire diabetes education program in the future. As an additional bonus for our diabetes patients, we sell all of our non-prescription diabetes products at our cost – no profit. We understand the importance of cost and convenience. For that reason we will match any competitor’s price in the area. Additionally, we offer free prescription delivery throughout Kent County. We can deliver to your home or your work. Don’t waste your time stopping at a pharmacy after work; let us bring those prescriptions to you. To transfer your prescriptions simply call us at 302-724-4497 and we will collect some information for your file and then our pharmacist will do the rest for you. It’s that simple. Lastly, when we decided to open a neighborhood pharmacy we felt it was extremely important to be involved in the community. We have already given to many worthy charities, and helped to sponsor some local events. What we are most proud of though, is our charity program. With every prescription we fill our pharmacy will donate 25 cents to one of ten local charities (you pick). We have guaranteed a minimum total donation of at least $2,750 this first year alone. However, we believe if the community supports us the way we know they can, that amount could climb beyond $20,000 per year to help these local groups. To reach those numbers it will take your help. Make Bayard Pharmacy YOUR family pharmacy and help us give back to those who need it most.

Lisa Torbert - Heather’s Holistic Health Lisa Heather Torbert is the owner of Heather’s, QRA Practitioner, Yoga Instructor, Hypnotherapist, Counselor (CADC), and Broker/Realtor. Lisa obtained a Master’s Degree in Counseling from Wilmington University, became a Yoga Instructor, Hypnotherapist and a (QRA) Practitioner completing Levels I, II, & III. QRA is her specialty. She uses a unique, highly effective testing of the bio-energetic status of the body’s key organs and glands.  She can quickly pinpoint problem areas to determine the precise nutrients and exact amounts needed to rapidly restore a person’s energy and dramatically improve their health.  She can work with any type of disease or disorder. She enjoys getting to the root of the problem and restoring people’s health to that of their youth.    At Heathers they offer therapies to help people heal naturally; teaching people how to take care of themselves with a healthy diet and organic supplements to start the healing process. What Lisa treasures most is the love she shares with her family; her husband, children and grandkids. She enjoys working with her son who is the chiropractic at the business, sharing visions and ideas. She also plays guitar and keyboards and is the lead vocalist in a band called Lisa and the Lunatics.

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n i People Profile Chas and Chuck Barker - American Physical Therapy Chas Barker, DPT Chas graduated from the University of Delaware’s physical therapy program in January 2011. He is proud to have been a part of a DPT program currently ranked 2nd in the nation according to U.S. News and World Report’s “America’s Best Graduate Schools.” Chas is currently a partner and full-time physical therapist at American Therapy and Rehabilitation in Dover, DE. He also is a relief physical therapist for Bayhealth Medical Center. Last year, Chas contracted with Southeastern Home Health to provide physical therapy for home-bound patients. At times, he is privileged to provide pro-bono services for patients that have exhausted their insurance benefits. He enjoys the versatility and challenge of working in very different environments with such a diverse patient population. Chas is a certified clinical instructor through the American Physical Therapy Association, and he is currently partnering with the University of Delaware to begin regularly mentoring student physical therapists. He has been a regular contributor of health and wellness articles for the Dover Post and Kent County Women’s Journal. He is a member of the Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce. He is also an active member of his national and state physical therapy associations, and he strongly believes in the ethical responsibility of physical therapists to advocate for better, more affordable patient care. Chas is a residentin-training and will become a board-certified orthopaedic clinical specialist in March 2014. He strives to combine a compassionate approach with evidence-based interventions to achieve optimal functional outcomes for his patients. Chas, his wife Angie and their six children (Kiara, Ethan, Gabriel, Alana, Sophia, and Alethea) live in Smyrna, DE. Chas enjoys playing soccer, composing and performing music, visiting the local Delaware beaches, reading and editing his wife’s current drafts for her upcoming fiction novel and playing just about anything on the X-box Kinect with his very competitive children. Chuck Barker, PT, DPT, OCS, ATC Chuck is owner and director of American Therapy & Rehabilitation and has been working as a physical therapist in Smyrna and Dover Delaware for the past 24 years. He holds an undergraduate degree in physical therapy from the University of Delaware and a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Arcadia University. He is a certified athletic trainer and is board certified in orthopedic physical therapy by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. Chuck is a certified clinical instructor through the American Physical Therapy Association and works as a mentor for an orthopedic clinical residency program through PTU in Atlanta, Georgia. Chuck began his physical therapy career at Kent General Hospital in 1989 while working as a contract home therapist for the Visiting Nurse Association. He later opened Barker Therapy & Rehabilitation in 1991 with offices in Smyrna, Dover, Milford and Seaford. These outpatient orthopedic physical therapy clinics were sold to a large corporation in 1998 and he subsequently opened American Therapy & Rehabilitation on Governors Avenue, Dover Delaware in 2004 where he works with his wife Fran who manages the office. Chuck considers it a great privilege to have been able to provide care to many patients in Dover and surrounding communities. His interests include treatment of the back, neck, shoulder and knee and he has had extensive continuing education over the years to provide the most up to date care for his patients. Chuck enjoys hunting and fishing and is a member and president of the state chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation. He is also a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, National Athletic Trainers Association, Delaware Physical Therapy Association, Delaware Athletic Trainers Association, National Rifle Association, Ducks Unlimited, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Buck Masters and Trout Unlimited. He also enjoys spending time with his family including two sons, Chas and Robbie and six grandchildren.

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to David and Diane Partridge - 431 State Street

Thank you for allowing us to take our photos at your home in Dover. Your yard is beautiful and made our cover a showpiece. Also, thank you to Mike Baker for once again taking your time to get some great photos! And thank to each of the contributors involved, we hope you enjoyed it!

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business and finance By John Still, Registered Health Underwriter John Still brings over 35 years of successful insurance, retirement, and financial planning experience to individuals, families, and businesses. He specializes in business planning and employee benefits, as well as life and health insurance for business owners of small and large businesses. John is well known and respected not only in the insurance field, but also for his civic involvement, which is broad and extensive. He graduated from both Wesley College and the University of Delaware, was the first Delawarean to earn the coveted “Registered Health Underwriter” designation in 1980, and became securities licensed in January 1981. He maintains and updates his professional life and health knowledge and credentials with comprehensive continuing education courses annually. In 2010, he completed the “Certificate in Financial Planning” through the University of Delaware, Lerner College of Business and Economics. He has taught LUTCF insurance courses and conducted employee benefits seminars throughout his career.

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With core PPACA provisions set to begin in 2014, now is the time to take stock of your plan, anticipate changes, and gather information needed to adapt to the changes forthcoming. This preliminary checklist is not everything, but a start to get you thinking about your employees, your benefits package, compliance issues, and how best to offer or keep a benefit plan as an attraction and retention tool to minimize employee turnover and its attendant costs. First: Be aware that states currently making no attempt to implement a public state exchange (HX) will get a plan administrated by the federal government and private exchanges from Brokers or NonProfits may already be up and running. Second: Businesses with 50 or more employees or full-time equivalent (FTEs) cannot fall into the trap of thinking that on Dec. 31, 2013, they can just reduce their employee roster to 49 FTE. The IRS will be watching. Third: Review your health plan documents. You should have a binder containing all of the information you need to legally administer your health benefits plan, and you should thoroughly review that data to guide you in the steps you now need to take: Keep your census up-to-date, look at plan designs that mirror Platinum, Gold, Silver, or Bronze minimum essential benefits for easier comparisons.

Fourth: Be ready for health plan audits. They will become popular under the new law and watch for carriers to offer “early 2014 pre-renewal” offers designed to defer compliance and pricing challenges. Fifth: Beginning in 2013, depending on the size of your group, you will be required to report the value of your employee’s health plan premiums on their W-2’sensure your payroll provider is accumulating data properly.

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Eighth: Review the cost of your health plan. Make sure you have a health plan that does not cost your employee more than 9.5% of his or her household income and determine if your minimum benefits plan conforms or comply with premium contribution alternative rules (i.e. 60% min). Ninth: Attend seminars to gather the latest up-to-date information and gain assistance.

Call Still Insurance Agency at: 302-734-4448 or visit our website: www.stillinsuranceagency.com

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Sixth: You must have your benefits summaries in all of the languages spoken by your employees. This means that if you have employees whose first language is not English, you need to provide a benefit summary in their primary language. Your TPA or insurer should be providing this service. Seventh: Be careful of what is called ‘work force realignment’. In the past, employers have attempted to skirt compliance by reducing the hours of some illness-prone employees to part-time status. Downsizing to avoid providing benefits can be challenged as a violation of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA).

This is a new law, subject to changes and interpretations, rulemaking and regulatory changes, and legal challenges. Seek out credentialed and qualified professionals for advice and counsel.

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business and finance Presented by Kevin Phillipson Kevin Phillipson has been helping families get their part of the American Dream for over 7 years now, specializing in two main areas; higher networth individuals wanting a professional who understands finance and can guide them to the best solution for their financial picture, and those seeking to overcome credit and financial issues related to foreclosure, bankruptcy, divorce and other life changing events. If you need someone in your corner to hold your hand through the tough times, or just need an advisor who understands ROI not someone trying to “sell” you on something, give him a call at 302-399-4829 or email him at kevin@ mymortgageready.com

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On September 6, 2011 I went in to see Kevin Phillipson at Mortgage Ready, hoping he could do what others had promised but never delivered - help Dana and I make our dreams come true, get a home of our own. Kevin told me what we needed to do, and stressed that in order for the process to work, I needed to allow him to guide us. I was impressed with his program, however, a little sceptical, but wanted it to be true in the worst way.   Dana and I have 2 children, Dalonda who is now 12 and Deandre who is 10. We have dreamed of owning a home, a place our kids could grow up in, away from town. We dreamed of pools, land, beautiful gardens, but most of all, we wanted it to be ours. I am a truck driver and spend a fair amount of time away from home, Dana is a home maker, and so having a home in a safe secure environment for them while I was away was a big deal for me.   I worked with Kevin diligently following his every instruction from September 2011 to March 2012. During that time, on Kevin’s advice, we retained a CPA to get my business taxes and books in order. With Kevin’s help we cleaned up some credit issues and got all our documentation in order. By March 2012 we were Mortgage Ready. Wow, could it really be true, could we be home owners? Kevin then introduced us to a wonderful Realtor(R), Joyce Gatling from ERA Harrington Realty, who took us out house shopping. We saw so many homes that were so-so, but finally in April 2012, we found the one; pool, 3 bedrooms,

wonderful yard, pond, and so much more.   The house was a short sale - we did not know short sale from long sale, all we knew was it had our name on it, or so we hoped. We submitted an offer and started the loan approval process. All went well on the loan side however the issues started when we needed to get the sales contract back from the bank selling the home. Can you believe it took until October to get it back, a full 6 months? We then went back to inspect the house only to find the pool pump and air conditioning unit had been stolen, as well as the fence damaged. So we had to go back to the bank and ask them to either replace and repair or reduce the price. Back and forth with estimates and options, eventually the bank agreed to reduce the price $10,000 to cover the loss and damages. Final approval finally came back early in February 2013.   The loan process then resumed, and at 4pm on March 5, 2013 Dana and I became home owners; our dreams had come true. We don’t think we could have done it without Kevin’s constant support and guidance. Kevin and his team came through in every way - we own it all to them.   All the waiting, the hard work on our credit issues and the running around was so worth it. The day we closed was the happiest day of our lives.   If you are in a position like

Dana and I were we encourage you to call Kevin, he will make your dreams come true as he did for us. Call him at 302-399-4829 or email at kevin@phillipsons.net.

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business and finance By Dr. Sharon Yoder Dr. Yoder’s unique presentations are fun, motivational and some people say they change your life! Dr. Yoder has spent the past 20 years training people all over the world. Dr. Yoder believes in using the power of fun and humor in the workplace, the home and especially in the classroom. Sharon received her doctorate degree from Temple University in the study of creative leadership and its powerful impact in the workplace. She was awarded one of the five Blue Ribbon Presenters Awards in Washington, D.C. by the National Resources Network. In addition, she has appeared on NBC’s People Are Talking to discuss the most effective tools required to change employee attitudes, behaviors, working relationships and abilities to cope at work. In 2003, Dr. Yoder….a past single mom of 5 children….was award the Mother of the Year for the State of Delaware and is the author of the book: The Single Parent Guidebook: Up, Up and A Way To Personal Fulfillment. Dr. Yoder is presently a full time faculty member at Wilmington University for the college of Arts and Sciences.

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Whether you are a supervisor or manager of employees, a president of an organization or are in charge of training, a program or a conference, you need to know about Make It Happen Keynotes and Seminars with Dr. Sharon Yoder.      Dr. Yoder's unique presentations

make a positive, significant difference in people's lives and their world of work.  There is no question that we all need training in technical skills.  But are technical skills enough?  Do your members really know how to deal with difficult people or energize a team in charge of a new project? 

When you are called to lead will you be ready?  The training preparations you make today will be reflected in what you will be doing 5 years from now!   Contact Dr. Sharon Yoder at (302) 535-2596 and discuss with her what all she can design specifically for your team or organization.  Also, check out

her new website at www.info@ sharonyoderspeaks.com.  Read the list of her most sought after presentations and read the list of the clients she had trained and what they have had to say about her programs.  Join all of the others who are “Making It Happen” with ESP! (Exceptional People Skills)

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Small State. Big Benefits. The Delaware State Chamber of Commerce works for you.

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business and finance Presented By J. Paul Jones, CLTC Paul was raised in Rehoboth Beach and is currently living in Dover. He is a Financial Advisor with Diamond State Financial Group (DSFG) in Newark, Delaware. Additionally, he has been awarded a professional degree in the field of long-term care, Certified in Long-Term Care (CLTC). The certification program is independent of the insurance industry and focuses on providing financial service professionals the tools needed to meet their client’s extended care needs. Paul is a Registered Representative and Investment Advisor Representative of Securian Financial Services, Inc., member FINRA/SIPC, Securities Dealer and a Registered Investment Advisor. 544999 08.2012

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More than ever, charities depend on the individuals who financially support their important work. Massive cuts in federal and state funding reflect government’s increasing reluctance to fund even the most worthwhile charitable endeavors. The message is clear to all who care about charitable causes: funding today and in the future must come from you, the individual donor. While charitable organizations depend on the cash flow from regular contributions to cover day-to-day expenses, it is the funding from contributions above and beyond regular contributions which allows the charity to survive—and thrive— beyond today. The ability of the organization to remain financially strong is, in fact, of great concern to its devoted members. At the same time, donors can realize potentially significant estate and income tax savings through these larger gifts. Here are several ways you might want to consider gifting: • Outright Gifts– Cash, check, charge or transfer title to the charitable organization. While the amount of the gift may be unlimited, there may be limits on the income tax deductions depending upon the type of the gift and your income. You have no retained interest in the gift. • Matching Gifts– Many employers have matching gift programs to encourage their employees to donate to charity. Check with your employer about these programs. • Gifts of Insurance– By making

the charitable organization the owner and beneficiary of a life insurance policy, you leverage current dollars into a significantly larger gift. You have no retained interest in the gift, but you may get to deduct the premiums on the policy.

Trust you make an irrevocable gift to a charity. The money saved from the tax deduction is used to fund a life insurance policy that will replace the value to your heirs that would have otherwise been lost.

• Pooled Income Funds– The contributions of several large donors are placed in one large trust that can provide you with income for the balance of your life, after which the charitable organization owns the property. You have no capital gains tax, and the gift is partially deductible for income taxes. This is an irrevocable donation.

Life insurance products contain fees, such as mortality and expense charges, and may contain restrictions, such as surrender charges. This information is a general discussion of the relevant federal tax laws. It is not

• Charitable Remainder Trusts– Your property is donated to a trust which names the charitable organization as the beneficiary. You can receive income during your life or until the death of the surviving spouse, after which time the trust assets become the property of the charitable organization. There are multiple versions of the CRT: The Charitable Remainder Unitrust provides a variable level of income to you, and the Charitable Remainder Annuity Trust provides a fixed amount of income to you. This is an irrevocable gift and is partially deductible for income tax purposes. • Charitable Lead Trusts– You can donate the income from the gift while the trust is in existence and you continue to own the principal. When the trust is terminated, the principal passes to your chosen beneficiaries or back to you. • Wealth Replacement Trusts– With the Wealth Replacement

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community and education By J.R Ennis, Director of LCD, Marketing and Program Development John R. Ennis has been with the Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce for just over a year now and is currently the Director of Leadership Central Delaware, Marketing & Program Development. John enjoys finding the most cutting edge marketing opportunities and putting them to use for the chamber and its members. In 2010, he graduated from Virginia Wesleyan College in Norfolk, Virginia and studied International Business, Spanish and had a concentration in Marketing. John is a Delaware native and enjoys spending time with family and friends. If you are interested in joining the CDCC or would like to see how your business can grow successfully, contact the office of the CDCC today. You can virtually find us anywhere online or contact us directly…. Ph:302-734-7513 ~ Email: info@cdcc.net  

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The year 2013 is all about setting new goals for the Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce (CDCC), and this year we are striving to achieve one of our biggest goals –to be the BEST Chamber in the STATE!!! In order to reach that goal, we will need to build a bigger chamber with even more value for our members. In order to add value, we need to start by adding more members. Our goal is to reach 900 members by December 2013. Businesses who are not currently members of this dynamic organization should learn about the CDCC events and programs; about the many benefits of membership; and should stop by the Sunset Business Mixers to talk to the CDCC members about their experience with the Chamber. Seeing is believing!

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Chamber membership continues to be one of the best investments a business can make to support their community’s economic growth, quality of living, and to promote their business to its fullest potential. Call the Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce for a membership package or to schedule a visit by Deborah Edwards at (302) 7347513.

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Grow your customer‐base with our ever‐growing CDCC events!  The CDCC puts on 42 events a year!! 

Save money this summer by taking advantage of the Chamber’s Savings Club  Card Program which includes 100+ discounts from CDCC Members! 

By adding even more value for our members during this next year, we feel they are getting more for their investment than any other organization offers. Right now everyone is cutting budgets and doing their best to keep their name out in front of their existing customers as well as their potential customers. To help members market their businesses effectively and on a budget, the Chamber has several inexpensive packages that can be customized to fit the needs of each business. In order to be the BEST chamber in the STATE, we have to build value and membership. By getting to 900 members strong, we will have a larger network resulting in more business connections, expanded services, and increased business for our members.

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August 2013 

Thursday, 1st 

Kent County is Open For Business 

8am‐10am, Kent County Levy Court 

Wednesday, 28th 

Sunset Business Mixer 

5pm‐7pm, Lessard Builders, Inc. 

Thursday, 5th  Tuesday, 10th  Wednesday, 25th 

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September 2013 

Kent County is Open For Business  ASH Golf Tournament  Sunset Mixer/M2M Expo 

8am‐10am, Kent County Levy Court  11am, Wild Quail Golf & Country Club  4pm‐7pm, Modern Maturity Center 


This could be YOUR Hole-In-One! 2013 ASH Memorial Golf Tournament Tuesday, September 10, 2013 Wild Quail Golf & Country Club

Enjoy Lunch, Dinner Banquet, Awards Ceremony, and Snacks & Beverages on the Golf Course! Prizes! Fun Contests! Hole-in-One Prizes!

*A portion of the proceeds will be presented to the McCall Golf Academy Scholarship Fund.

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community and education Presented by Heather Steuer, Community Liaison and Rae Short, Community Liaison HOME INSTEAD SENIOR CARE was founded in 1994 in Omaha, the Home Instead Senior Care® network is the world’s largest provider of non-medical in-home care services for seniors, with more than 875 independently owned and operated franchises in 14 countries and 15 markets, spanning four continents. The local offices employ 65,000+ CAREGiversSM who provide more than 40 million hours of each year through activities including companionship, meal preparation, medication reminders, light housekeeping, errands and shopping. Founders Paul and Lori Hogan pioneered franchising in the nonmedical senior care industry and are leading advocates for senior issues in America. At Home Instead Senior Care, it’s relationship before task, while continuing to provide superior quality service that enhances the lives of seniors everywhere.

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Question - Grandpa Bill is thinking the worst after being told that he has type 2 diabetes. Even though he’s still in his home at age 84 without any of us living nearby, he said he’s not sure if he can do all of the things that the doctor has ordered: more exercise, better diet and staying on his medication. I came right out and told him that he’s nowhere close to death because of the diagnosis and that he can handle it. What do you think?

Although adults with diabetes still are more likely to die younger than those who do not have the disease, the gap is narrowing. Improved treatment for cardiovascular disease, better management of diabetes and some healthy lifestyle changes contributed to the decline. People with diabetes were less likely to smoke and more likely to be physically active than in the past. Better control of high blood pressure and high cholesterol also may have contributed to improved health.

know that a Home Instead CAREGiver also can help, providing meal preparation – so that Grandpa Bill can eat more nutritiously – as well as light housekeeping, shopping and errands. He also could benefit from medication reminders and the reassurance that comes from companionship.

If would be natural for Grandpa Bill to feel overwhelmed and maybe a bit frightened. Calming You and Grandpa Bill should his fears is the right thing to do, and if you can’t be around when he begins his lifestyle changes, a Home Instead CAREGiverSM might be just what he needs. First, tell him that death rates for people with diabetes dropped substantially from 1997 to 2006, especially deaths related to heart disease and stroke. That information comes from researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health, and it is encouraging news for seniors, the most common victims of type 2 diabetes. Deaths from all causes declined by 23 percent, and deaths related to heart disease and stroke dropped by 40 percent, according to a recent study published in the journal Diabetes Care. CDC estimates that 25.8 million Americans have diabetes, and 7 million of them do not know they have the disease.

For more information about Home Instead Senior Care®, contact Mary Beth Harrington, Director of Client Care at 302-697-6435 or go to www.homeinstead.com.

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• Shopping & Errands • Medication Reminders • Personal Care

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community and education By Dave Skocik David Skocik, a military retiree, is president of PR Delaware LLC, a Dover-based public relations and communication consulting business. In 2009 he wrote Practical Public Relations for the Small Business: Tools and Tactics for Competitive Advantage, a go-now, hands-on guide for getting the word out economically and effectively. A college instructor with 30 years of experience in hands-on public relations, he is one of a handful of PR counselors in Delaware who is nationally accredited by the Public Relations Society of America. Go to www.PRDelaware.com or call 302-736-8500 for more information.

Our Women Who Serve

Sharon Sack The MilitaryWife

solemn event conducted for service members who have given their lives in the service of our country. Remains can arrive at any hour of the day or night.   “My fellow volunteers and I provide this service out of kindness, respect, honor and dignity for the families. We want to make them feel special, Sharon (Shari) Sack was born in cared for and loved,” she said. Fort Riley, Kansas.  As a military   brat she experienced moves from Friends of the Fallen volunteers meet California to Panama, Michigan and quarterly for training and support Georgia, Virginia, Pennsylvania and that includes pastoral care due to Germany.  Along the way, her family the emotional challenges of the gained five younger siblings. Moving mission.​“We don’t need volunteers from base to base with a large at this time but donations to the family was never dull but spurred an program are always appreciated,” appreciation and commitment to she said. More information is those who serve. available at www.friendsofthefallen.org.   Twenty years ago she chose to make Shari holds a bachelor’s degree Kent County her home. in marketing from Old Dominion   University. In addition to her work “My entire family will always feel with FOF, she is an Associate Health connected to the military. My Insurance Producer and Benefits father served two tours in Vietnam Consultant for AFLAC and works and my brother served two tours with her husband David. Team Sack in Afghanistan. We are grateful for works with small businesses with three their commitment and service and employees to large organizations even more grateful they came back with 10,000. unharmed,” she said.     Her community volunteer work has Knowing the anguish families go included serving as an assistant through when a family member is coach, a Girl Scout Leader, Team lost, she became the Secretary of Mom for STM Volleyball and helping the Board of Directors. Shari was freshen up the grounds at Holy Cross elected to Vice President of the Catholic Church.  Board in her 2nd year.  Although no   longer on the board, she continues Shari is also a proud member of the as a very active volunteer and Travel Hag women’s group, which Ambassador for Friends of the Fallen. meets monthly on the Eastern Shore   to go on a fun Travel Hag Adventure Friends of the Fallen (FOF) is a non– often featuring local businesses profit organization that provides and activities. care, service and support to the   families of fallen service members Her children Sophia and Samantha who travel to Dover Air Force Base Reed and her grandchildren Conor, to witness the dignified transfer of Owen and Jocelynn provide a great their remains. A dignified transfer is a deal of joy in her life.  

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You didn’t enlist didn’t sign on the dotted line but you are an integral part of this military life You play a key role in the deployment of your soldier be it for two weeks, a month, or a year You take care of home and family without the help of your spouse you take on all duties while he is away So we want to take the time to salute you, pay tribute, and say thanks to you the military wife It isn’t enough for all that you do but believe it or not, I’ve been there too No one can understand if they aren’t in your shoes but if they offer you help, it’s because they want to Accept the help as much as you can - you don’t have anything to prove You’re stronger than you think and you’ll make it through your pillow will survive the tears and any punches too The time may not fly by but one day at a time will add to a week and the weeks will grow to a month So again we salute you, pay tribute, and say thanks to you the military wife Lisa Dolbey


community and education

I Am for the Child…

Karen Young

Gloria Sanders

Karen Young leads a full life. She has been part of the Delaware Humanities Board, was President of the Dover Art League Board, served on the Campus Community School Board, belonged to the League of Woman Voters, serves on the Board of the Milford Housing Low Income Project; and many years ago was a little league baseball coach.   After a career at Wesley College, where she served as Director of Counseling and later Dean of Students, she knew she wanted to continue to interact with young people. That’s one of the main reasons she has been a CASA volunteer for more than a decade. CASA volunteers make a commitment to engage with their clients and show up for appointments, attend special events, answer the phone when they call, and appear at Family Court.   She and her husband have been married for 47 years. Their two adult sons and grandchildren make her realize the joys and importance of family.   “The CASA coordinators at Family Court are very special people. The initial training is lengthy and productive. The on-going monthly training keeps everyone alert to new policies and changing child development ideas,” she said.   “Among the moments I treasure is when a young person is surprised that we are volunteers. ‘You mean you don’t get paid to do this?’ Kids who have suffered from being uprooted numerous times in their young lives feel uncertain about trusting anyone. We are with them because they are important people and need as much support as we can possibly provide.”

Gloria was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA by both parents, with her seven siblings. Growing up, she was always interested in going downtown to the courts to observe both adult court cases in the Common Pleas and young people in trouble with the law at Family Court. She was inspired by a couple, Mr. and Mrs. Windsor, who ran Hebron, a Christian camp for children in Philadelphia. Gloria worked there as a camp counselor during the summer months. Her father often encouraged her to follow her passion of working with children. In Philadelphia, she was part of the District Attorney’s Youth Aid Panel for a few years. Where she strove to make a positive impact on young adults to help them avoid a life of crime. She also spent a few years with the Philadelphia Prison Society, where she visited with inmates and provided assistance with obtaining needed resources. She has always enjoyed learning new things. As a working adult, she completed her college education receiving a BS degree in Criminal Justice from LaSalle University in Philadelphia. Additional training included a two-year certification in Christian Counseling from Stronghold Baptist Church (Rev. Richardson). She also took various classes at Community College relating to youth and criminal justice. After retiring from the Department of Human and Social Services with 30 years of service, she and her husband moved to Dover, Delaware. She worked a few years for the Dover School system and the Calvary Christian Elementary School. Later, she completed training to become a Court Appointed Special Advocate for children. She has now been involved with the CASA program for over 13 years and feels it is truly an honor and pleasure to serve on behalf of the children. There are many children of all ages who have endured pain and disappointment. Some of them are in foster care. They feel unloved, mistreated, and have no family to care for them. She has experienced tears of joy for those who find families, who find abundant love and care. The children want to be loved and to be part of a family with a mother, father, and siblings. Volunteering as an advocate for children brings her great pleasure and satisfaction. To her, CASA means pursuing all avenues and resources with love and compassion, all within the guidelines of the law to help the parent(s) to be better guardians of their children. Proverbs 31:8-9: 8Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute.9 Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy. Her challenge to you is to consider joining the CASA program to be a positive role model in a young person’s life and help them accomplish their dreams.

For information call the CASA office in Family Court at (302) 672-1067 or (302) 672-1037 or (302) 672-1114. Applications are being accepted now for volunteer training.

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fashion and beauty Presented By Brenda Pressley Brenda Pressley is the owner of a small private trade school Pressley Beauty Academy Inc. We teach Barbering, Cosmetology, Nail Technology, Instructor, Esthetics, And Makeup Artistry. I have been blessed to be able to teach students and clients alike. A new beauty from within. Which in return makes all things possible. Education is a must. Learning is the foundation of life. With a strong foundation we have the ability to inspire others.

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Sanitation or Sanitizing – is simply cleaning. Removing all visible dirt and debris is sanitizing. When a surface is properly cleaned the number of germs on the surface are greatly reduced, as is risk of infection. This is why cleaning is the most important part of processing salon tools and equipment. A surface must be properly cleaned or it cannot be properly disinfected. Using a disinfectant without cleaning first is like using mouth wash without brushing your teeth- it just does not work properly. Cleaned surfaces can still harbor pathogens. But they are much less likely to spread infections. Do not under estimate the importance of cleaning. It is the most powerful and important way to prevent the spread of infections. Disinfection- The second step of decontamination. Disinfection is the process that kills most, but not necessarily all, microorganisms on nonliving surfaces. In the salon setting disinfection is extremely effective in controlling microorganisms on surfaces such as shears, nippers, and other multiuse tools and equipment. Sterilization- is the complete elimination of all microbial life, including spores. A method used on surgical instruments and etc. Sanitation/Disinfection There are three steps to decontamination. These are Sanitation, Disinfection and Sterilization. Because of low risk of infection compared to medical facilities, salon is only concerned with the first two. CAUTION >>> No additive that is added to the water during a pedicure soak kills

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the counter space it would occupy. It also saves the increased cost of liquid for the brush disinfection process.

FYI >>> Some clients may ask for products that are chemical-free. The truth is that no products are or can be chemical-free – even air and water contain chemicals! pathogens and replaces your obligation to clean and disinfect the equipment and implements after the pedicure. Any chemical that is strong enough to adequately kill pathogens is not safe for contact with skin. Disinfectants must never be placed in the foot bath with your client’s feet. They can be harmful to the skin. Did you know >>> Implements must be properly prepared or prepped with a thorough cleansing before being placed in the disinfectant solution. They must be scrubbed. Dirty or improperly prepared implements will not be disinfected in the solution.

When faced with clients who feel strongly about their beliefs and knowledge—whether their information is based on truth or not—know about your product line and its claims, and offer the information to them, if they want it so they can make an informed decision. Did you know >>> Never shake your polish bottles. Shaking will cause air bubbles to form and make the polish application rough and appear irregular. Instead, gently roll the polish bottles between your palms to thoroughly mix. Manicure & Pedicure are essentials for healthy well groomed hands & feet

Did you know >>> It is the salon’s choice as to whether nail brushes are reused or disposed of after a single use. To prevent cross-contamination, the brush must be clean and fresh for each client. It must be disinfected between services, thrown away after each use, or sent home with the client. Many salons find a resource for inexpensive brushes so they can dispose of or send the used brush home with the client. This eliminates the time and effort needed for disinfection and eliminates the need for a larger disinfection container and

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CAUTION >>> Remember that calluses protect the underlying skin from irritation and are there for a purpose. For example, joggers, waitresses, cosmetologists, nurses, teachers, and others are on their feet many hours a day. Calluses protect their feet in stress areas. Remove only enough to make the client comfortable. Calluses should be softened and smoothed, not excessively thinned or removed. Never use a blade on calluses as it is illegal and can cause debilitating infections in clients. Educate your client about callus formation and the protective function calluses provide. Also discuss products for home use to help soften and condition callused areas between salon appointments.


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By Ron Sayers – Graduate Gemologist (GIA)

Brilliance You Deserve!

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Did you know there are about 175,000 places in the U.S to buy an item of jewelry? Included in that number are about 115,000 small jewelry departments within larger department stores, about 44,000 single proprietors, mom and pops and internet sellers. In addition there are about 22,800 independent jewelers with employees that account for about 44% of the entire U.S. market. How would you pick the right one? Master IJO Jewelers is an elite group of retailers hand selected for membership in the Independent Jewelers Organization (IJO ). IJO is an organization which only accepts jewelers with the highest ethical standards and superior professional integrity. IJO provides marketing and educational opportunities to over 1,000 members worldwide. As a Master IJO Jeweler, members receive benefits such as expert training. This allows them to update their knowledge, skills and expertise, which in turn helps the consumer to make a confident jewelry purchase. Group purchasing power allows Master IJO Jewelers to pass a significant savings on to their customers while maintaining the highest quality products they have come to know. And the fact that IJO Jewelers are active members of their communities means they strive to offer an unsurpassed level of service. Master IJO Jewelers adhere to an ethical code-of-conduct offering the honesty, trust, Integrity and “Brilliance You Deserve”® no other jeweler can provide. Sayers Jewelers and Gemologists are also Certified IJO Diamond Graders and have an IJO Certified Gem Lab.

What is GIA ? The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) is the premier school for jewelry education in the world. It has many introductory jewelry courses but the ultimate is the Graduate Gemologist Diploma.

Grading. They have trained at GIA and passed vigorous testing before being awarded the Graduate Gemologist Diploma. Not one retailer in 10 has one.

What does all this mean to you? To become a jeweler and sell to the public all that is needed is a business license. There is no requirement to be formally trained. Therefore many jewelers have little or no training at all or just rely on what their supplier told them, which may not be accurate. For this reason, the consumer often gets a poor quality product. The GIA Graduate Gemologists are an elite few who have chosen on their own to seek the ultimate in training available to the industry. They are trained in Diamonds, Diamond Grading, Gem Identification, Colored Stone

Sayers Jewelers and Gemologists has two full time GIA graduate gemologists to serve you as well as other staff members that have their diamond diplomas. You can be assured that you are dealing with a professional who knows his product and can guide you in the right direction to make sure your jewelry investment is a wise one. SAYERS JEWELERS AND GEMOLOGISTS is the only source in Delaware for Lazare ideal cut diamonds and FOREVER 10 ® ideal cut diamonds with 10 perfect hearts and arrows. The ultimate in brilliance. You have never seen a

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Tom Sayers, Graduate Gemologist (GIA) Ellen Sayers, Diamonds (GIA) Ronald L. Sayers, Graduate Gemologist (GIA)

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The Master IJO Jeweler Advantage! more brilliant diamond. See the story of Sayers on our website at SAYERSJEWELERSANDGEMOLOGISTS.COM

Testimonials Tom, I received the ring Friday. It is absolutely a Wonderful Piece of Art. I am extremely pleased with this fine piece of jewelry you have crafted. It is exactly as I envisioned it. ~Thank you. David P. Dear Gretchen, Thank you so very much for all your help when I am in need of gifts. You are always so nice and have the greatest ideas. Please use your gift card for something special for you. Thanks again for meeting me!! I am waiting to give Sara her vase when she moves in. Love, Patti


Photography

By Cosby Payne, Maternal Child Photographer I am Cosby Payne, Maternal Child Photographer and owner of Baby Beginnings Photography. I also am a labor and delivery nurse. As a nurse I have the privilege of helping families bring their newborn baby into the world. As a photographer I have the honor of creating keepsake images of their beautiful babies.

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A Newborn Portrait Session needs to occur during those first 2 weeks of life to capture that newly born look. This is often such a busy hectic time for new parents that a little pre-planning, can help get the beautiful keepsake images they envision. Choose your photographer while still pregnant. You can meet with them, be penciled in for a tentative date, have an opportunity to view their work, discuss what you are expecting for your portrait session, and even choose some of the props you would like to use for your new baby. As soon as your baby is born call and schedule your actual date and time. These are the some of the many wonderful benefits of choosing to have a custom portrait session.

of the session. Once you see your sessionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s proofs the choices of what to do with all those beautiful images can be very overwhelming and it is tempting to just purchase a digital package of your gallery with the intent of having prints made. Let your photographer help you. Consider turning your images into pieces of artwork for

your home in the form of prints or wall groupings. Another wonderful photo item is a custom designed baby album. An album will give you will have many years of viewing pleasure and is a great keepsake to pass on long after your baby has become an adult. Life moves so fast. With a blink of an eye your sweet little newborn

Newborn portrait sessions usually take longer than other types of sessions. Everything revolves around the baby and sometimes a little time and patience will give you some of the most beautiful images. Sessions can take up to 2-3 hours. The photography environment is usually extra warm for your baby so dress lightly. Most likely your baby will need to feed at sometime during your session, make sure your photographer has a comfortable area for you to rest and care for your baby. Your image collection should have a good variety of images that include the baby in several different poses and props, the baby with the parents, together and with each parent alone, and the baby with the entire family. Siblings bring wonderful energy to a portrait session but sometimes it is helpful to make arrangements for them to be at only a portion

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will be growing, changing and doing this most amazing things. Our photographs are our visual memories of the life we have lived. We love looking at them over and over. May you have a lifetime of beautiful memories. Please contact me for more information about scheduling a portrait session or visit my website babybeginningsphotography. com


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By Mike Baker

Most people see things with their feet planted firmly on the ground. Maybe even see things from a building a few stories higher. Few people get a view from above as I do unless you are a frequent flyer as part of our local Dover Air Force Base. I see them hundreds of feet (or a thousand or two) higher. I have one problem with that though. I am acrophobic! I have a fear of heights. There is something about going up in a plane or helicopter that feels different and looks different. I cannot stand on my 2 story house roof or even look out on the edge of the Dover International Speedway bleachers as easily as hanging out the window of a Cessna plane. I must say that I am a fair weather aerial photographer. Two reasons- one is that it makes for better photographs when the view is clear and you’re not bouncing around. Secondly, if it is rough flying around, my acrophobia kicks into high gear. In the 15 years that I have been doing aerial photography, we seem to attract a wide variety of clientele. The work that we do for developers and contractors is usually from start to finish. Usually the construction site is photographed and then incremental photo shoots are done at the specified time periods. This usually comes to an end after all construction is completed and in use. In Kent County alone, I have seen many changes from the air. With Route 1 being put in place, our Dover streets being upgraded, the Dover Downs site’s many changes, along with the major additions to the Bayhealth Hospital’s KGH site. Although most of our aerials are done in Kent & Sussex counties, we do cover all of Delaware and eastern shore Maryland. Most of our aerials are done by airplane. We do use helicopters occasionally but not often. The cost of using a helicopter is much more expensive to operate which reflects a higher cost to use. Most helicopters are not in the area, hence even more expense incurred. During race week in Dover, we usually have an available helicopter sitting on their property. They actually have a helipad behind the facility during race weekend. No I do not operate a plane. I leave that to someone else. I am too busy getting my shots. When looking for an airplane, I have access to one within ¼ mile down the road from my home which makes it very easy. Aerial photographs are also great gifts. Individuals may have their homes photographed and given as birthday gifts, anniversary gifts or Christmas presents. Some companies even give their work sites as part of their retirement gifts. Businesses can promote themselves by projecting their sites, whether it is a hotel, retail area, or a golf course. Some schools even like to show off their campuses. Real estate companies can always show off their properties to display for sale. With the internet as it is now, it makes it a huge marketing tool. Some real estate companies have even used these as “closing” gifts for the buyers. Whatever the subject is, an aerial photograph is perfect for the “hard to shop for” person. If your situation shows a need for an aerial, call us to discuss what we can do for you.

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AMC Museum American Cancer Society American Heart Association American Lung Association Bayhealth Medical Center Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce • Chamber of Commerce of Greater Milford • Compassionate Care Hospice • DE Breast Cancer Coalition

• Delaware Hospice • Delaware State University • Delaware Technical and Community College • Dover Downs Casino & Hotel • Dover International Speedway • Dover Rotary Club • Ducks Unlimited • Halpern Eye Associates • Holy Cross School • Kent County Tourism

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Maryland Kidney Foundation Modern Maturity Center Nellie Stokes School Newark Charter School Smyrna Middle School USAF – Dover Air Force Base USO of DE University of Delaware Wesley College


bridal By Erlene George Erlene George is owner of Cook & Smith Florist, where she enjoys working with her customers and prides herself on an “EXPERT” level of service. She offers unique custom designs to make that special day one of exquisite beauty! Serving the Kent County community for more than 75 years, Cook & Smith Florist provides the finest and freshest in floral design and décor. Through partnerships with local wedding vendors, we are able to extend the highest excellence of service, product and variety to our brides. Our goal includes giving clients the convenience and affordability to meet all of their floral needs, whether they are local or worldwide. Cook & Smith Florist guarantees professional and courteous service, assuring 100% customer satisfaction. We help people express joy, love or sorrow through the beauty of floral magic!

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To avoid the most common mistakes brides make—here’s what our talented staff (Linda Pierce, Adria Green, Kaye Kemp, Beth Hesterman & Erlene George) at Cook & Smith Florist wishes you knew: #1. Not Trusting Your Florist “The Biggest mistake is for a bride to have her heart set on specific flowers & not be flexible. A florist can do a much better job if the bride asks for an overall look, feel, & color scheme & let the florist create it.” #2. Not Reusing Ceremony Arrangements “Aisle flowers can become centerpieces & altar pieces can be moved to the buffet table. The ceremony usually only lasts about a half hour—it’s a shame to see so many flowers only being used for that amount of time when they could easily be incorporated into the reception Décor!” #3. Booking Your Florist Last Couples should begin the process of booking vendors by speaking to one vendor from each category before booking anymore. This way they can get an idea of what things cost and perhaps they could budget better.”

#5. Not Communicating With Your Florist “Knowing what you like is just as important as knowing what you don’t like. Bring lots of pictures – it is the best way to help convey what you do & don’t want your floral designs to look like.”

#8. Forgetting To Budget Flowers “Most brides find that flowers are an important part of their day, but forget to include them in the planning from the start. When I have a budget & a theme, I am really able to advise them better right from the beginning.”

#6. Using Only One Color A lot of brides try to match the flowers to the bridesmaid dresses. A bridesmaid in a lavender gown with lavender flowers will make for very disappointing pictures. Flowers are a great place to choose an accent color – for example, a lime green against a lavender gown will bring out the best in both colors & make for fabulous photos.”

#9. Taking On Too Much DIY “Brides [who try to DIY their flowers] will purchase dozens of glass vases for centerpieces, only to become overwhelmed. We receive many frantic calls, asking to take over the stress of these DIY projects, which oftentimes becomes more expensive than hiring a professional from the start.”

#7. Not Taking Care of Your Blooms “Everyone loves hydrangeas, especially in Bouquets. However, Hydrangeas need to stay hydrated, & the average lifespan out of water in temperate conditions is about 3 hours. They might not even make it through your ceremony if you’re out all day taking pictures.”

#10. Ordering Your Flowers Too Late “Flowers come from South Africa, Holland, & all over the world, so it is very hard to contact farms across the world & have flowers arrive within one or two weeks. Leave at least a six week window ahead of your wedding week to be able to line everything up.

#4. Ruling Out Pricey Blooms “Don’t be scared of expensive flowers. Flowers like cattleya orchids & peonies are more expensive, but they also cover more space & have a greater impact. One cattleya orchid can have a greater impact than a bouquet of roses.”

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Your flowers will be cheaper if you can give us time that we need to order.” Testimonial Dear Kaye, I would like to take the opportunity to thank you for the beautiful wedding flowers. As you may or may not know, I did not see the flowers until two hours before the wedding. Perfect!!! Thank you for your expertise and guidance. Whoever said you cannot plan a wedding 600 miles away was wrong. With someone like you in charge, Kay, it can be done. Thank you, Kay for making our wedding special and unique. Sincerely, Sharon & Stephen Taylor


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Looking For That Perfect Gift?

We all look for that special gift to give the family member who has everything or to someone who needs something just for them. When we find the right thing for the right person we just know it. We prefer to give those meaningful gifts personal to the person we are buying for, not an impersonal gift card if we can help it. What a wonderful surprise when we find a solution that can fit our needs for many occasions in the future! And it is always a gift in return to see how much what you give means to the recipient. These framed photos are unique gifts for the holidays, graduation or any gift giving occasion. Alpha-Framed photo pictures are the right gift for any of these occasions. In designs geared for school spirit, sports teams (great for players and coaches), family names and LOVE - for a treasured wedding gift. Plan ahead and place your orders now. Photos can be submitted for inclusion. All letters of the alphabet are available.

Send email to: lisa@thedolbeys.com or call: 302-492-3496 Size: 5x7 or 8x10 Wedding l Sport Team l School Spirit l Family Name Frame: Black l Wooden l Silver l Gold Make sure to include contact information, including phone number. Credit Cards Accepted!

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home andgarden By Joseph D. Kramer, Sr. Joseph D. Kramer, Sr. has been in the postframe industry since he finished school in 1984. He is licensed in six states and the Kramer family has been in the building trades for centuries, even before Joe’s ancestor Johan Kramer came to America from Germany near the Swiss border in the 1700s. The family has his apprenticeship papers from Germany and some pieces of furniture he crafted. Joe personally has his great-grandfathers’ business ledgers from their construction businesses in the 1940s from his father’s maternal and paternal grandfathers. His father, Jacob Kramer, began building custom homes in the 1960s and then chose to specialize in pole buildings after a stint in dairy farming. Three generations of the Kramer family have made the post frame industry, specifically, their livelihood and focus. Providing affordable, high quality pole buildings while making the process an extraordinary experience for customers and employees is their highest priority.

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A pole building can be a garage, a warehouse, a church building, a home, a firehouse or a horse barn. It can have steel siding, wood or vinyl siding, brick, or stone, and the roof can be wood shakes, asphalt shingles, standing seam, or a simple steel roof. It can be plain, average, or extravagant, and it can be built faster, stronger, and more economically than conventional ”stick-built” buildings. A large percentage of the buildings Delmarva Pole Building Supply, Inc. builds are two car garages for homeowners that are looking for space to put things that no longer fit in their attached garages, like cars, trucks, boats, and lawn equipment. Most of us need more storage space, and pole buildings provide an inexpensive solution to that need. In the last one hundred and twelve years, millions of pole buildings have been built in the US alone, and while they started in the agricultural industry as a low cost alternative to expensive and cramped barns, due to advances in technology they are now used in every building segment except for skyscrapers.

rests on its own personal concrete foundation at the bottom of the hole. The pole is leveled and the hole is then filled with tamped earth or concrete. The fact that a continuous concrete foundation is not needed saves an average of $5500 on a two car garage, and the simplicity of construction and materials needed to complete the building results in an approximate 35% savings over conventional “stick-built” construction. The poles extend 3′ into the ground and are attached to the trusses themselves and then covered with a steel skin that forms a structurally significant building envelope, resulting in a structure that is far superior in strength to conventional building.

• Panel systems make any pole building a superior and stronger building. This innovative method of post-frame construction has created an easy method of installation by making the complete building of easily installed prefabricated panels. From the eave and gable sides to the roof, they are custom built to fit from pole to pole and truss to truss. They insure that contractors not only have the strongest building available, but also the easiest to build! The panels reduce construction time significantly. As the years go by new technology will continue to improve the look and overall usability of pole buildings.

Pole buildings have come a long way in the last few decades. There have been many improvements and innovations, like using screws for steel instead of nails. Using Headlock lags instead of ring shank nails is another great improvement. More recently, non-prorated steel warranties, pole protectors and panel systems have revolutionalized the post-frame industry.

Commercial storefronts, community centers, churches, and government buildings are built every year using pole building construction because of the need for a building that marries strength and speed of construction with good looks and a thrifty budget.

• Prorated warranties only replace a percentage of the value in the event of rusted or corroded steel, while nonprorated warranties replace the full value.

The technical term for pole buildings is post frame construction due to the building being framed around poles embedded in the ground. An 18″-32″ diameter hole is drilled approximately 3 feet deep into the ground and each pole

• Products like the Post Protector and Perma-Column are permanent footing solutions that extend the life of post frame buildings.

When deciding who will ultimately build YOUR pole building, there are many things to consider. 1. How long has the company been in business and do they have a commercial location? (Many pole building companies come and go, as anyone with tools and a pickup truck can start a company.)

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2. Is the company using top quality materials with good warranties? 3. Do they offer pole protectors? 4. If you want the strongest building possible, do they offer a panel system as an option? 5. Are their buildings maintenance free? 6. Do they offer free trash removal? 7. Do they have references from customers that have enjoyed an extraordinary experience? 8. Are they service oriented and do they get a quote to you quickly with a good information folder that showcases their materials and products? In conclusion, consider a pole building as the smart choice for your next building project.


home andgarden By Valerio Juarez Valerio Juarez has over 10 years’ experience learning from some of the best in the business. He has branched out as an entrepreneur and has developed a great client base, some of the best looking properties in the developments. He provides excellent customer service, consulting with his clients, making their yards a masterpiece.

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Adding exterior lighting is an easy way to make warm spring evenings last longer, while preventing dangerous falls and deterring strangers. Solar lighting is an option, even for not-so-handy homeowners. The job requires no experience or wires. Each stand-alone light fixture can be staked into the ground. The cost: $30 for a set of six solar path lights. Another popular option is low-voltage lighting. In this setup, a buried, low-voltage cable plugs into an outlet and connects each light along a path. A 12-light kit runs about $50. A fence in good condition not only improves the look of your home but also keeps kids and pets in and unwanted visitors out. A chain-link fence, once installed, can be maintenancefree. But wood fences often need post replacements or new panels. Wood panels that are 8 feet wide cost $25 to $100 per section, and fence posts can be $10 to $50 each. Rotten posts often must be dug out, but they sometimes can be pulled out of the ground using a hi-lift jack. New gate hardware can run $5 to $25 apiece and can fit in old holes, with longer screws, or in new spots. Constructing 25 feet of fence can take about half a day, for one person. A brick or flagstone patio can be a great space for entertaining and relaxing. A 150-square-foot patio may have room for a table, a grill and some potted plants. You’ll need a shovel, a rake and a wheelbarrow for the job — and perhaps three or four friends to help. Plan on spending about $7 per square foot for flagstone and $4 per square foot for brick, including sand and gravel. Cleaning your deck is an essential part of outdoor maintenance and should be done once or twice a year. You may also want to inspect the structural integrity of your wood deck, checking for loose boards, protruding nails or corroded deck connectors.

The easiest way to clean a deck is by using a power washer, which removes dirt and grunge quickly. You can rent one for $40 to $50 for a day for a quick job.   I suggest using a fan-spray tip with a deckcleaning solution to power off the dirt. Be careful to use only minimal pressure to avoid damaging the deck. A long-handled deck brush can help with stubborn spots. Creating a water feature in your yard can add an attractive element that draws birds and provides a soothing sound. A simple fountain requires a $40 water pump and a power source, while a larger pond can cost as much as $2,000 in materials alone. A small pond can be made using a plastic tub placed inside landscape block walls. You can dig out a larger pond if you are planning on having fish and aquatic plants. A pond liner costs $30 to $100, stone will total about $500, and a pump that circulates water through a pipe is $500 to $1,000, depending on the quantity of water. Typically, ponds aren›t deeper than 18 inches, and a standard footprint could be 5 by 8 feet to 8 by 10 feet. To dig out a pond, you will need a shovel and a wheelbarrow, two to three people and perhaps a long weekend. You can clean up your yard and find a home for clutter by building an under-eaves storage shed. The shed, which can hold items such as shovels and small ladders, is a shallow, wide box built onto the exterior of your house.

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You can build one for about $200, compared with the $500 that most people spend on standalone, prefabricated sheds. A handy person could build one in a weekend. The materials and scope of the project can vary, depending on your home›s exterior. Find step-by-step instructions for building an under-eaves shed on Sunset.com. Call for a free estimate and a consult for our Total Care Package, a program customized to your needs, and budgeted out over 12 months for affordability and convenience. Valerio Juarez, 302-331-7154.


home andgarden By Christina Lessard I have worked with my family at Lessard Builders in many different positions since seventh grade. My jobs have included the office cleaning lady, job site cleanup person, receptionist, secretary, and errand runner. It’s been a real life learning experience. After graduating from Wilmington University with a BS in Finance, I became comptroller. In addition to our staff, Lessard Builders includes my father Brian, mom Kathy, and brother Brian. The best part of the day is following dad when he is working directly with our clients. That’s when I learn the most about our business.My goal is to continue our 4th generation business of building custom homes. My father has shown me the joy that comes from working with clients from design through the building process to handing them the keys to their dream homes. I look forward to the day when I can carry on the business with the same values and dedication.

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Lessard Builders, in business for 4 generations, is proud to call itself a “green” or “energy efficient” builder. The word “green” has been used for nearly everything. It’s certainly been used in the building industry but it can be confusing, even to builders. Being green has its advantage. But as Kermit the Frog knows, sometimes it’s not easy being green. That’s why I’m using this issue to explain terms associated with the green building movement. In its simplest terms the idea is to build homes that are frugal with energy yet maintain a healthy environment for its occupants while being family friendly. If we could insulate a home like an ice house or an oven, we’d have great energy efficiency. A home, however, and its occupants must breathe. Most people are familiar with R-values, which have to do with the amount of thermal resistance of a material as an insulator. The higher the number, the better the effectiveness. That’s why a 6-inch batt of insulation has an R-value of 19, while a 4-inch batt rates an R-value of as little as 10. The green energy movement, however, involves much more than insulation. It has to do with building materials, design, and even durability. It requires builders to continually update their knowledge and skills and evaluate new materials for effectiveness,

• Sustainable Energy Utility party not associated with (SEU) Ask about the the builder reviews the Green for Green Program, Understanding the dynamics of house and determines the also known as the the building profession can be a standard the home meets. Sustainable Energy Utility full time job of its own. Experienced • For Energy Star Builders and or SEU rating. This program builders understand the need for HERS the builder can hire provides a $4,500 cash in investing in knowledge as well as a current sub-contractor hand benefit to the buyer in physical resources, in training as that has done some of the not a tax rebate.  well as labor, and in research as work in the home to rate it well as equipment. and decide what standard Make certain to ask your builder it meets. Some question about these standards. If Lessard There are four building programs this because the person Builders builds your dream home, that qualify builders as “green” or inspecting has an interest we will tell you without being “energy efficient.” in making sure the house asked. • LEED (Leadership in Energy passes.     and Environmental Design) What is a good HERS rating? For more information check • NGBS (National Green A 74 is the required standard. out our insulation videos on our Building Standard) If a homeowner upgrades the website at www.lessardbuilders. • Energy Star Builder insulation, hot water heater, HVAC com or call 302-698-1091. • HERS (Home Energy Rating system and seals the house, it You can get any upgrade you desire System)  should be in the mid to high 50’s. and know that it’s going to be the best So what is the difference between   quality from start to finish. Manny and each program? So what does this mean for the Christine Perry • LEED and NGBS focus on average buyer? I have been raving about Lessard the entire home efficiency • Ask your builder about the Builders for some time now. If anyone is as well as the total impact average rating for their on the fence, I would say you’d make of the home on the a huge mistake if you didn’t go with homes and where yours is environment. Lessard. Mary and David McKenzie or will be. • Energy Star Builders and HERS measure return on Lessard Builders has more than 50 years experience in investment. For example, building custom homes. With years of experience investments in efficiency building at the beach, we would love the opportunity to result in lower heating and cooling costs. build your Dream Home. • % Commitment Builders Building Homes for Every Generation. under the NGBS are Lessard Builders is a family business that personally required to make a 100% meets with every client with a focus on education. commitment for all of their homes. In contrast, an Energy Star Builder or the HERS system doesn’t require all of a builder’s homes to Lessard • Builders reach the same standard.  302-698-1091   Learn How To Build Your Welcoming the fourth generation. The inspections to make ensure Dream Home On A Budget each home reaches the “green” With Our Free Informational standard are rigorous. Booklet! Check out our informative new website.   www.lessardbuilders.com Get Yours Today! • For LEED and NGBS a third

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home andgarden By William D. Pressley, Sr. William D. Pressley, Sr. (Bill) started his family business W.D. Pressley, Inc. 25 years ago; specializing in Residential & Commercial Remodeling. Over the years he has branched out over all aspects of construction with his son Bill Jr. as the Project Manager and Bill Jr.’s wife Nichole as the Office Manager. You are ensured a friendly atmosphere and quality workmanship. Bill has the knowledge along with the years of experience to accommodate his clients. He will tell you “loyalty” is everything. Bill has also served as a Town Councilman, Vic Mayor and on numerous committees.

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Sudden changes in our lives can put us in a situation that we have no choice but to remodel our home to accommodate a love one. Sometimes comfort and conveniences may be the last options to assure our loved one has the safety and luxury they need. A state of the art bedroom, kitchen or even a bathroom or deck may be necessary, so that your loved

one can hold on to their independence as long as possible. Remodeling can be as simple as installing a toilet that is accessible for a wheel chair or a shower large enough to wheel the chair in by themself, and installing shower knobs they can reach on their own. Sinks that they can roll the chair under, cabinets they can reach, maybe a whirlpool with a door

that opens. The options are in the direction to meet your or endless to meet their needs. your loved one’s needs. Accidents and illness no longer have to hold anyone hostage. Call today 302-653-4381 for a free estimate: Nicole or Bill will be glad to sit with you to guide

When you’re sick or hurt, Aflac pays cash benefits directly to you, unless otherwise assigned, to help you and your family with unexpected expenses!

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If you enjoy the taste of handmade, gourmet candy, you must sample the goodies at Graces’ Candies

302-674-8851 Greentree Shopping Center 75 Greentree Ave., Dover, DE 19904

Presented By Roger Sales

Specializing In Pure Enjoyment

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In the words of a frequent customer, Graces’ specializes in pure enjoyment.

He’s modified the size and shape of his candy and even experimented with the taste of some pieces at the suggestion of customers who have become connoisseurs of fine candy. “They come to me because they try other so-called “handmade” brands and consider our candy the top of the line,” he said.

The Delaware business has been in operation since 1987, first in New Castle, then Dover. Like many successful specialty stores, the idea originated in the kitchen of Ina Sales, who made candy as a treat for her small family. That was in 1975. It wasn’t long before the word -- and taste -- of her talent spread to her extended family and their families.

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Ina’s three children shared their mother’s talent at church and school. It wasn’t long before people wanted to place orders, which she filled from her home. Demand grew and Ina finally decided to incorporate the creative skills of her twin sister, Irene, who was also active in school affairs with her own twin daughters. More orders flooded in. By 1987 Ina and Irene decided to open Graces’ Inc., to share their delicious treats with the public at large. Their first shop was a cottage along Rt. 40 in Bear.

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The Dover store also creates boxes and baskets of treats for special events like birthdays, anniversaries, holiday parties, graduations, weddings, open houses, or other special events or celebrations. We can package a memorable “thank you” gift for a friend or business colleague. “People love to be surprised with a treat designed especially for them, and we welcome new ideas.”

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Let’s Celebrate! For a unique tasty event Graces’ will add a distinctive and memorable memory to the celebration.

In addition to today’s shop in Greentree Village on the west end of Dover, many have experienced the unique flavor, texture and colorful presentation of the delicacies at Spence’s Bazaar, at craft shows and events, and even Cheswold Fire Company. The treats are designed to appeal to the eye as well as the palate. That’s why shop owner and operator Roger Sales, who grew up loving the candy his mother made, invites feedback from his customers, even to the point of design and suggested new flavors.

“There are other stores that do make their own candy but some of them use commercially bought ingredients in bulk and combine them in a standard recipe that may lack the nuances of flavor that people are looking for.” 

Our special handcrafted candies have been a part of family gatherings, special events and even “just because I love you,” gifts for many years.

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We offer ingredients you may have never tasted before. Come and sample our creations, which also include sugar-free and low-calorie confections. In a word...yum. AD -Marydel

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Chic Lounge & Outdoor Space, Along With Happy Hour Specials Make Saketumi

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y now, hopefully you have all had the opportunity to try the spectacular range of specialties at Saketumi in Rehoboth Beach, off of Route 1. Saketumi, the sister restaurant of Jasmine in Wilmington, is the lower shore’s most chic restaurant. Saketumi offers well-prepared, modern Asian cuisine; Japanese, Chinese, Thai, and Korean. As a soup lover, I am always impressed with the spice and freshness of Saketumi’s soups. The Thai Spicy Lemongrass Soup with Shrimp is my favorite. With bell peppers, shitake mushrooms, fine lemongrass and lime, it is a combination of flavors that will thrill your taste buds. One of my newfound favorites at Saketumi, as well as Jasmine, is their wonderfully priced Bento Box Specials. A complete meal that is sure to leave you with plenty of delightful leftovers, these are offered in Thai, Chinese, Korean, or Japanese. The Thai, for instance, starts with Thai soup, followed by a complete divided tray of papaya salad, jasmine rice, spring roll, and Tom Yum Goong. What a delicious selection at a price that will keep you coming back to try all of the varieties. If you prefer to stick with an entrée, the succulent Braised Korean Shortribs with Kimchee offer a combination of spicy and sweet that play wonderfully off of each other. Another favorite, the Rainbow Roll, has a gorgeous presentation, as does all of Saketumi & Jasmine’s sushi. The fresh tuna, salmon, and avocado topped with roe, will make you remember why you crave sushi. Saketumi offers a fantastic Happy Hour that includes drink specials from wine, to cocktails, to beer. The Happy Hour special not only includes a large selection of sushi and vegetable rolls, but also tempting appetizers such as Crispy Crab Wonton. The best part is that everything is priced starting at $1.75 to $5.00 and is offered seven days a week from 4-6 pm. Now that is something you can’t afford to pass up in this economy. An exciting edition to Saketumi that’s sure to be a hit this spring and summer is the new upstairs Ai Lounge and outdoor area. What better way to enjoy their fantastic martinis such as the Flirtini, complete with raspberry puree and a splash of champagne than on their hip upstairs patio? So be sure not to miss out on all of these wonderful offerings in the south. Make it a point to experience Saketumi on your next beach trip, because they are so much more than great sushi.

HAPPY HOUR At The Bar

every day from 4pm to 6pm

Saketumi Restaurant 18814 Coastal Hwy Rehoboth Beach, DE (302) 645-2818

Jasmine Asian Cuisine 3618 Concord Pike Wilmington, DE 19803 (302) 479-5618

Two locations to entice your senses. Pan-Asian cuisine with excellent Sushi

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Recipes!

By Lisa Dolbey

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I love making new things, and if my husband has something at a restaurant that he really enjoys I try my best to mimick it. So, I give you my version of an appetizer he loved. And I love the brown sugar goodness of blondies! Now, my request - send me your favorites to try. Email lisa@wjpublishing.com send a photo if you have one in case mine doen’t turn out as well! Enjoy!

Shrimp and BacOn Zesty Biles BlOndies

A great appetizer with a burst of spicy goodness, easy to make for two or for a party.

2 cups flour 1 ½ tsp baking powder ½ tsp salt 2/3 cup butter 1 ½ tsp instant coffee granules 2 cups brown sugar 2 large eggs, lightly beaten

12 jumbo shrimp 6 slices of bacon (1/2 piece per shrimp) Pepper Jack Cheese cubes Place a cheese cube in center of a shrimp, wrap with bacon and broil for 5-8 minutes per side, careful not to burn bacon. I don’t move rack for broiling these, I keep it in the center of my oven.

optional: 1 cup almonds – toasted & chopped or macadamia nuts and/or 1 cup white chocolate chips ( I added to just 1/2 and I also added extra coffee granues)

Plan on 3-4 shrimp per person. Any size shrimp will work, but the jumbo or colossal shrimp work best, if using smaller shrimp may want to use two per.

Combine first three ingredients in a medium sized bowl, set aside. Melt butter in saucepan over medium-low heat. Add coffee granules stirring until dissolved. Remove from heat. Add brown sugar and eggs, stir well.

Lisa’s Mojito

Gradually stir in flour mixture. Add nuts and white chocolate if desired, stirring well. Spread batter into lightly greased 13x9” pan.

I’ve been growing fresh mint and one evening thought I might try a mojito. So, I proceeded to look it up on the internet and realized I either didn’t have or didn’t care for all of the specified ingredients. So, I came up with my own version. And everyone who’s tried it has enjoyed it!

Bake at 350 for 30 minutes. Cool completely. Yields 2 ½ dozen.

Simple syrup (sugar and water boiled and allowed to cool) I replace the sugar with splenda or stevia and if I don’t have time to go through this process, I just mix splenda in water and use it. 1 Tbsp. Lime Juice and two slices of lime Mint leaves (muddle mint leaves in the simple syrup and lime juice) A shot of light rum I use Malibu Pineapple Rum And 7up again, I opt for the diet version Mix all together and then add the lime slices and enjoy!

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food and fun Seeking all Volunteers

Are you a High School student in need of volunteer hours? Are you retired and need a place to feel needed? Are you someone with a good heart and an hour to spare? The Delaware Hospital for the Chronically Ill in Smyrna needs your help! We have 150+ residents who are in need of: one on ones help with writing letters someone to visit someone to push their wheelchairs around our campus There are many of opportunities for anyone to share an hour or two a week or each month. We are in the process of doing some fun things at DHCI and would love to have some extra help. Contact Carmen Santiago at 302-223-1433 for more information or to signup to help. Ignite the Heart, Inspire the Mind, Illuminate the Spirit!

Lifelong Earners MUST BE Lifelong Learners In Delaware today – • 7% of the workforce is unemployed. Many of these people have had good jobs for years and now have been involuntarily dislocated by layoffs or job closings. • 68,000 adults ages 18 to 64 (13% of the adult population) do not have a high school diploma or GED. Over half of these adults have literacy skills at less than 9th grade level. Many of these citizens have never been able to qualify for steady longterm employment. They must depend on the public and private support programs.

Is there help? YES! Delaware adult education has programs specifically for adults from non-reader to adult high school graduation. Programs include the James H. Groves Adult High School, adult prehigh school education, one-to-one basic literacy tutoring, English as a Second Language, and

Family Literacy working with limited literate adults and their young children together. Programs are available across the state in all three counties.

• Join the Delaware Coalition for Literacy, Inc. Businesses, Individuals, Organizations, Public and Private Agencies Working Together for Literacy.

Does adult education really work?

• Contact friends, neighbors, co-workers, business and community leaders, public officials and policy makers as well as potential adult students and share your thoughts about adult education.

Again, YES! Graduates and current students alike tell of significant changes in their lives as a result of their adult education experiences. Many new students enroll on the recommendation of former students. They want to transform their lives from being on support rolls to becoming productive workers, family members, and citizens who are on the tax rolls and help in their communities.

What is needed? More public and private volunteer and financial support is needed to serve increasing numbers of enrollees. This means more money to publicize services and to run programs in existing and new locations to give students access to nearby services. It means more volunteers to train for and do one-to-one tutoring. It means reducing present waiting lists. It means reaching out in more ways to more people who can benefit from enrolling in adult education.

How do I become involved? • Go online to www.decoalitionforliteracy.com or call Syd at 302-366-8771.

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Contact Delaware Coalition for Literacy

Syd Goldberg, Executive Director P. O. Box 716, Newark, DE 19715 Phone 302-366-8771 (Newark) FAX 302-366-1029 e-mail: sydgoldberg@decoalitionforliteracy.com


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By Melissa Johnson Melissa Johnson is a twenty-something young lady with a penchant for the arts & entertainment currently residing in Dover. She has several years of work experience in the Delaware Public Libraries and is an advocate of reading and life-long learning.

Literal Lissa

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Greetings! And Salutations! Welcome to the second annual “Back to School” (August/ September) issue of ‘Literal Lissa.’ This column is an ongoing feature unique to the Kent County edition of the Women’s Journal. Each issue I thoughtfully recommend a collection of novels – sometimes new and sometimes old – encompassing a vast array of genres and subjects. All of this in effort to further pique you and your family’s interests, expand your general knowledge, and broaden your love for the printed (and now digital) page.

As I’m penning this introduction, Independence Day is a mere two days away. Yet, somehow in the midst of all this red, white, & blue spectacular, I’ve already begun to spy retailors soft advertising their yearly Back to School savings event. It’s a present reminder that summer isn’t actually endless and soon we’ll all be trading in our boards for book once more. By the time this issue goes to print that back to School shopping will be in full swing. You’ll practically be screaming supplies in your sleep. Backpacks! Pencils! Notebooks! Paper! It all appears to be never ending.

and even his wife, Regina finds herself helplessly entrapped. And her juicy love affair with Professor Brideur is a written carefully as it honestly explores and depicts actions of young heart in its most bold and primitive habitat.

By: Roald Dahl This timeless classic by famed children’s author Roald Dahl about one particularly extraordinary little girl paving a path in the world not always I Wear the Black Hat: accepting of her special Grappling With Villains (Real talents and gifts is an ideal and Imagined) Back to School read for By: Chuck Klosterman early elementary school This non-fiction by and middle students. While attending school famed and noted writer, (finally!), Matilda encounters the truly awful Klosterman, cleverly and and evil headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, but entreatingly explores the also the sweet love and care of her teacher, fascinating ideals of the Miss Honey. At school, Matilda’s tale really antihero in modern culture. begins to “take flight” and she finds a home In this novel he questions where she finally belongs. the modern understanding of villainy and why it’s often praised and revered. From Bill Good news, everyone! All of these selections Clinton, to Batman, to even Don Henley and are available at your disposal, free of charge, O.J. Simpson, Klosterman’s observations and at your nearest Delaware Public Library. Log critisisms on the complexity of the antihero on to www.lib.de.us to find the closest library deliver insightful and humorous depictions to you, along with additional information on that will leave you questioning your own how you can get carded. understanding of the villain.

By: Veronica Roth Abnegation (selfless), Before you lose yourself to the mindboggling Erudite (intelligence), and often times berating preparations on Candor (honesty), Amity your “Back to School” check list, take a break (peace), or Dauntless to relax and study some of these selections (brave): where would below. They’re sure to leave you feeling you fit? Beatrice lives ahead of the class. in a society where she must choose either to My Education remain with her family’s By: Susan Choi faction or set off towards From the minute she independence and her beliefs. And what meets Professor Nicholas happens when the unity between these Brideur, Regina Gottlieb is factions begins to fall apart? This first novel in captivated. This may not the Divergent series of a dystopian Chicago be such a menacing thing world and its heroine, Beatrice, is filled with if everything that draws everything you need to get you through her into this world is so a new school year – electrifying choices wrong. From the usual and to make, unlikely partnering, surprising suspecting company the professor keeps, to consequences and even unexpected the classes he instructs, romances.

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Over 100 Vendors! Live Remote Cool 101.3 9 - 11 a.m.

First Responder’s Tug of War

Parade

5 - 9 p.m.

6:30 p.m

1st Annual Riverwalk

Cheers to Hero’s Pub Crawl 5 p.m. - 1 a.m.

Kids Korner $5 INFLATABLE ZONE

11am

Car Show

Boat

te Live Remo Eagle 97.7

The

.m. Noon - 2 p

Pony

Rides

Show s Game s

Dunk Pettin Tank g Padd Zoo & leboa ts Much, much MORE ! starts at 2pm

Presented by the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Milford & The Milford Parks & Recreation Department

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2013 August / September Kent County Women's Journal