Children Are Motivation
April 16 - 30, 2009
Behind “Green” Business
by Nancy W. Brown
3 Small Business
Earth Day, held on April 22 every year, is no
4 Calendar of Events ordinary day for Tara Biller. You might call it a double
birthday. She’s scheduled to deliver her third child
4 Sudoku on April 22 this year, and last year she launched her
business, Green Proof Your Home, on that date.
6 Recipe The idea for her business actually came to Biller in
January, 2007, when she, her husband and their toddler
6 Help! I’m Shrinkin’ and infant sons first moved to Nashville. While looking
for assistance in baby-proofing their home, the young
Dr. Steve Olivas
mother realized that she didn’t consciously think about
making “green” decisions for her family.
7 Hickman Happenings
“I wanted to green proof my house while I was baby
proofing it,” she recalls. “I searched for information
but couldn’t find much. I became passionate about
finding answers, and even more so as I put together
what I was able to find.
“Now you see ‘going green’ everywhere, and the
11 Tech Talk
Continued on page 8
12 Councilman’s Corner
The 32nd Annual Bellevue
Saturday, May 16th
14 Take Your Best Shot Red Caboose Park
Sponsored by the Bellevue Chamber of Commerce
Kaye Ivanoff, RN
Sponsorships And Vendor Booths
15 Mommy Talk Still Available!!!
Our list of 2009 Picnic Sponsors is growing fast but
15 From the School Board time is running out with less than 5 weeks to go!
Alan Coverstone With more than 15,000 guests each year, our Picnic
is a great opportunity to highlight your business, cause,
16 COUPONS !!! or organization while partnering with the Chamber
Continued on page 14
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the first middle school band in five Program in grades 5-8. Of these,
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Wednesday. Meet at the Medical Center North shuttle 12:00 pm
Chance to win $5,000! drop-off at noon, rain or shine (if it rains we walk in the Centennial Park , 2525 West End
Reverse Draw & Silent Auction April 20th tunnels). Two groups will be led by Health Plus each week, Avenue, Nashville
Hosted by Chafin’s Barn one for fast paced walkers and one for slower walkers. March for Babies, the March
Sponsored by Exchange Club of Belleuve Contact Lori Cowan at 343-6576 with questions. No pre- of Dimes largest fundraiser,
Fundraising Event for Child Abuse Prevention registration required. raises money to help all babies
Exchange Club of Bellevue once again in partnership with be born healthy. Sign up and
Chafin’s Barn is hosting an evening of fun fundraising April 16 - 23 fundraise, and then come out
to help raise money for the prevention of child abuse. Nashville Film Festival to celebrate with thousands of
There will be door prizes and of course, the chance to Regal Green Hills Stadium 16 Nashville residents who care
win a grand prize of $5,000 or $2500 for second prize Green Hills Mall about the health of our smallest
or $1,000 for third prize. Admission is $50 and dinner citizens! March for Babies is
a family-friendly event - bring
will be provided April 16 the kids out for a short walk
along with the chance to win one of many prizes such Canine Good Citizen Training followed by live entertainment,
as spa treatments, evening out at restaurants like the
6:00 pm (repeats weekly on Thursdays until May face painting, food and drinks
Palm or Sperry’s or even overnight stays at some of the
14, 2009). TN State Fairgrounds, 625 Smith Avenue, and other fun activities. Stroller
Nashville. and pet friendly.
hotels like Opryland. Please contact Sheri Weiner,
Canine Good Citizen Training will take place every
President of the Exchange Club for raffle tickets or more
Thursday for seven weeks in Shed 4 at the Tennessee State April 20 in the door and access systems industry. Thousands
Fairgrounds. Contact Laurie Green for more information at Preschool Story Time: The Nature Circle of dealers attend each year. Workshops. Exhibits.
(615) 474-8390. Cost: $50/Seven Week Session Golf. Motorcycle Poker Run. Spouses activities.
10:00 am - 11:00 am (Monday) (repeats weekly on
Dont miss it.
Mondays). Long Hunter State Park, Route 1 Hobson
High Performers… April 17 Pike, Hermitage, TN.
Extraordinary Women! Acupuncture - What is it and how can it help? “The Nature Circle” is an interactive group made up of April 24
Nashville Ballet Premiere of Carmina Burana
Professional Coaching Group 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (Friday) nature-themed stories, puppets, songs, and crafts for ages
Program duration: 6 weeks/6 sessions, 90 mins each session Vanderbilt University - 2201 West End Avenue, Nashville. 3-5. Children are encouraged to bring an item (examples: 7 PM. Tennessee State Museum, Nashville.
Dayani Center Conference Room. Event details at favorite book, stuffed animal, or photograph) that relates The performances run: Friday, April 24 at 7:30 PM.
Date/Time: Thursdays at 8am-9:30am weekly
Vanderbilt.edu to each week’s theme. The group, which meets every Saturday April 25 at 7:30 PM. Sunday, April 26 at
First session to be April 23rd, 2009
----------------------------------- Monday at 10 a.m., is intended to develop and nurture 2:00 PM. All Performances are at TPAC in Jackson
Location: Avenue Bank Green Hills – Conference Room children’s love of nature. Admission is free. 2910 Hobson Hall. Cost: Tickets range from $19.50 - $72.50 with
Vanderbilt Men’s Baseball
Cost: $395 Pike, Hermitage. For more info, call 615-885-2422. special “student rush” tickets available day-of-show
Executive Coaches are for $12.50. Groups of 10 or more receive a pair of
May 14: Tennessee
Christie Vaughn, MBA, ACCC and Sawrie Becker, M.S.E. April 21 tickets free AND discounted rates. Call 297-2966
Hawkins Field , 2600 Jess Neely Drive, Nashville. Come ext. 10 for group tickets. * [Tickets] Buy tickets at
For more details, visit Cartoon Drawing Class
support the Vanderbilt Commodores baseball team as they TicketsNow.com
www.alocgroup.com/womenscoaching take on the Alabama Crimson Tide in this three game SEC 3:30 pm. Murfreesboro/Rutherford County Center for the
or call 615.269.6004 series! Cost $7/Ticket Arts, 110 West College Street
----------------------------------- Murfreesboro, TN.
Enjoy an evening of professional baseball!
Herschel Greer Stadium
534 Chestnut Street
Friday Night Adrenaline Drags
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm (Friday)
Nashville Superspeedway, 4847 F-McCrary Road.
Lebanon, TN. Single Event - $20 Competitors / $5
Spectators / $10 Show & Shine / $25 Competitor Show
Students will learn how to draw
people, animals, and creatures
from their imagination. By the
end of the class students will
have created a whole group of
on page 14
Nashville, TN 37203 characters and their own comic
& Shine / $10 Buy Back (First Round of elimination only)
book. Available to students ages
Cost: Free/Children 12 and UnderSeason Passes (Available
8 to 12.
In Advance: $6/General Admission, $10/Reserved through April 17, 2009) $210/Competitors $49/Spectators.
Gameday: $8/General Admission, $12/Reserved ENTRANCE GATE WILL ACCEPT CASH ONLY
April 18 International Garage Door
Association Expo 2009
Tuesdays at the Cottage, a nondenominational bible study, Music in the Vines: Art Four Sale
Gaylord Opryland Resort
will now have two study times available for women – 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
and Convention Center, 2800
8:00am and 9:30am, both on Tuesdays. Tuesdays at Arrington Vineyards and Winery Opryland Drive, Nashville.
the Cottage meets every Tuesday at The Cottage Café, 6211 Patton Road, Arrington, TN 37014 The International Door
162 Belle Forest Circle, in Bellevue. Each study lasts Bring a picnic dinner and enjoy a bottle of our wine and Association (IDA) primary
one hour and is open to anyone. The 9:30am study will take in a relaxed evening of music. Feel free to listen mission is to provide programs
begin on April 21st. Childcare is available for $5.00, casually as you catch up with friends and family here at and services to door and access
courtesy of Stay ‘N Play in Bellevue and is free for any the rolling hillsides of Arrington Vineyards. Tables are systems dealers, for the express
first-timers to the study. Reservations are not needed. available on a first come, first serve basis, but feel free to purpose of enhancing their
The studies are ongoing and can be visited at anytime. bring your own blanket or outdoor folding chairs. value and professionalism.
For more information, please contact Lisa Kinakin at
Door and access systems
615 456-2653 April 19 dealers sell, install and service
Concert by Seth Glier at Bluebird Cafe - Sunday Writers a vast array of products
April - May 27 Night including Residential Doors
Walking Wednesdays 8pm - Bluebird Cafe - 4104 Hillsboro Road, Nashville. and Operators Commercial
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm (Wednesday) Nashville’s great acoustic Writer’s Night Doors and Operators Fire
Vanderbilt University - 2201 West End Avenue, Doors Gates. The International
Nashville. Nashville March for Babies
Garage Door Exposition is the
Join Health Plus for eight weeks of 30 minute walks each premiere educational event
the Wagon. Cost: $30/Person 4 tickets for $100
Bellevue Chamber Monthly Luncheon Meeting with
59th Annual Strawberry Festival
Chamber of Commerce, Lebanon, TN
Changing Lives With
Every 3rd Thursday of the Month
Location: The Meadows
8044 Coley Davis Rd, Nashville, TN 37221
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
A celebration of small town life with hayrides, ice cream,
exhibits, food vendors, and delicious strawberries. Links
Event details at TNVacation.com!
Nashville Children’s Theatre Spring Festival
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm (Saturday)
Saturday, May 16 Nashville Children’s Theatre, 25 Middleton Street, By Katrin Keiningham showing that it reduces inflammation,
32nd Annual Bellevue Community Picnic Nashville. 36.1550316 -86.769017
Bellevue’s Red Caboose Park A free family event featuring a number of entertainers.
lowers high blood pressure and bad
10:00 AM to 10:00 PM There will be performances on an outdoor stage, as well cholesterol, unclogs arteries, and even
Special Grand Marshal is Joe Elmore, Host of the Emmy as other activities and food vendors. Expected participants: Did you know? The cocoa bean is the helps weight loss, just to name a few.
Award Winning “Tennessee Crossroads” Bill Crosby Music, Playing by Air, Youth Speaks, Nashville healthiest vegetable, with the highest
Symphony, Howard Pink and his Musical Garden Hoses Astounding!
and Nashville Public Library’s Wishing Chair Productions number of antioxidants found in a plant.
Enjoy this fun afternoon either before or after you attend . For 100g of raw cocoa, you would You won’t find Xocai in the retail store.
The Country Music Marathon
NCT’s production of Still Life with Iris. In case of poor
have to eat 48 pounds of tomatoes to MXI decided to go through independent
weather, Spring Festival events will be moved inside.
7:00 am - 4:00 pm (Saturday) Nashville, TN ---------------------------------- get the same amount of antioxidants! distributors instead. Putting the product
This is for The Country Music Marathon and takes place on a shelf couldn’t possibly do it justice.
along the entire Race Course... Terry Lee Bolton’s Stage
Warner Parks Children’s Picnic Really. Obviously, we are not talking
will be on Davidson Street At The Shelby Park Entrance
10:00 am - 1:00 pm (Saturday)
candy here. What you need is a cold- Because of its amazing health benefits,
Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Highway 100,
just past South 14 Street in Nashville.
Nashville. pressed chocolate product, without any a word of mouth approach by satisfied
Creatively Fit for Life
Bring your whole family for music and nature-related artificial additives or bad fats and sugars. consumers is the best way of marketing
fun and games. Clowns, hikes, arts and crafts, face for any great product. Since the world
10:30 am - 12:30 pm (Saturday) painting, and a fabulous silent auction are just a few of Currently, there is only one product out
Nashville Public Library, 615 Church Street, Nashville. the highlights. Families may pack their own picnic or there: Xocai, the world’s only Healthy loves chocolate – and health issues are
Whitney Ferré, author of The Artist Within: A Guide to purchase picnic lunches during the event. This event is abundant these days – over 100,000
Becoming Creatively Fit, conducts “creativity workouts” free and open to the public with a suggested donation Chocolate. The company, MXI, has
using paint, collage, “scribbling” and collaborative of $5 per person up to $20 per family. Reservations are a patent for cold-pressing the cocoa, people have already partnered with MXI
exercises designed to access the “right brain voice” and not required for this event. Cost: Suggested donation $5/ to spread the word about Xocai. Over
empower and create change. Bring a sketchbook; all child or $20/family keeping all nutrients intact. And it’s
other materials will be supplied. Space is limited and delicious! a 1000 people join every week, some
registration is required. Contact Liz Coleman at 862-5804
x6092 to register.
May 2 - 3 Science calls cocoa nature’s most potent
just as customers to get the chocolate
Bill Goodman’s Gun & Knife Show at wholesale, others to grow a business
TN State Fairgrounds, 625 Smith Avenue, Nashville superfood, with over 300 identifiable
April 28 Guns of all kinds, Shotguns, Rifles, Handguns. Holsters
for themselves, a great Plan B in this
MTSU Blue Raiders V Belmont ingredients. One of the most important economy.
and Gun Cases. Gun Parts and Manuals. Ammo and
6:00 pm (Tuesday) Reese Smith Field - Middle Tennessee Reloading Equipment. Modern & Custom knives. Knife ingredients of cocoa seems to be the
State University, Murfreesboro. tickets: $6.00 Sharpening.Military & Civil War items, Camouflage and Do you love chocolate, and want to
epicatechins. Professor Hollenberg from
-------------- Hunting Gear. Gun Repairs and Gunsmith on-site. CCW
Harvard Medical School told in an learn how it can benefit your health?
Lipscomb Men’s Baseball vs. Vanderbilt Training and Classroom Information.Event details at
6:00 pm (Tuesday) TechWeb.com interview with “Chemical & Industry”, Or are you interested in earning $500-
Lipscomb University, 1301 Granny White Pike, March 12th, 2007 that $5000 a month or more with your own
Nashville, TN. May 3 Xocai Healthy Chocolate business?
Come support the Lipscomb Bisons baseball team as they Cinco De Mayo Festival & 5K Fun Run “…the epicatechin… should be included Call 615-500-8525 or send an email
take on the Vanderbilt Commodores! Cost: $4/Ticket, $2/ 5:00 pm. ICON in the Gulch, 600 Twelfth
Kids 13 to 18, Free for children under 13
in the vitamin classification. The health to Katrin@IWantMyChocolate.com.
Event Details at Active.com benefits of epicatechin are so striking that Mention this article as reference.
April 29 it may rival penicillin and anesthesia in
Howe Wildflower 40th Anniversary Celebration ONGOING EVENTS terms of importance to public health… You can contact Certified Nutritional
10:00 am - 1:00 pm. Cheekwood Botanical Gardens and
Museum, 1200 Forrest Park Drive Nashville Tennessee
The Civil War and Reconstruction
epicatechin could potentially get rid of Consultant Katrin Keiningham for
Tennessee State Museum - Ongoing
Come celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Howe Garden 4 of the 5 most common diseases in the any dietary tips, health concerns
Tickets: Free Admission Tuesday-Saturday 10:00am-
with a brief lecture and a tour of the Wildflower Garden. or inquiry about Xocai Healthy
Gingersnaps and lemonade will be served after the tour
5:00pm, Sunday 1:00pm-5:00pm Tennessee State Museum Western World.”
and before the program in the Wildflower Garden.
505 Deaderick Street Nashville, TN 37243 Chocolate by emailing her at Katrin@
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The First Tennesseans an independent medical study on Xocai,
April 30 Tennessee State Museum consultation by Appointments only.
Taste of Spring 09 benefiting Prevent Child Abuse
Ongoing - Prehistoric Indian cultures existed in Tennessee
through four evolving periods, beginning about 15,000
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm (Thursday) years ago, peaking between 800 and 1650 A.D. with the
Farmer’s Market , 900 Eighth Avenue North Mississippian people, and ending with the ascendancy of
Nashville, TN. such modern tribes as the Cherokee and Chickasaw. The
Taste of Spring 2009 is a Wine Tasting event to support museum even has a display of bones from a mastodon
Prevent Child Abuse of Tennessee (PCAT). Join Us for that roamed Tennessee 10,000 years ago.Tickets: Free
an evening of wine, beer, hors d’oeuvres, bluegrass and Admission Tennessee State Museum 505 Deaderick
a silent auction.Entertainment will be provided by Off Street Nashville.
Live Lunch at Stillwaters Cafe
1207 Jefferson Street, Nashville,
LIVE LUNCH at Stillwaters
features LIVE JAZZ every
Tuesday and Thursday from
noon until 2 pm for lunch
Featuring a variety of local
artists including John Birdsong,
Jerry Krahn, Chris Kent and
Mel Deal .
For more information, call
Recipe Help! I’m Shrinkin’
Great Dinners Start on the Grill
Dinnertime is a lot more fun as the grilling
season gets under way and aromas of sizzling
or nonstick cooking spray. Sprinkle with a
Southwest seasoning blend (or salt, pepper
When Food Is the Drug
food fill the air. In fact, there’s a good case cumin and oregano) and head for the grill.
to make for cooking the whole dinner on the Many marinades and rubs are added before By Dr. Steve Olivas sort of way), that they
grill. grilling so that the foods and flavorings will can – literally – will
This time of year, supersweet corn from really bond. But freshly chopped herbs such as themselves to vomit.
Florida ranks high on the list of delectable parsley or basil are best added after grilling the How many of you enjoy They reach a point
grillables -- and, like grilling, corn on the cob corn with just a light coating of oil -- that way, eating? I sure do. Throw whereby they no longer
is just plain fun. they’ll stay fresh and green. When a marinade a trail of Doritos in front
like barbecue sauce might burn, basting at the
need to mechanically
Ready for the Grate of me, and I’ll follow you manipulate to trigger
Some cooks grill corn ears in their husks. But
halfway point is the right choice. home! the gag reflex.
Cheryl and Bill Jamison, authors of “The Big Grill Once, Eat Twice But imagine a life where The second is
Book of Outdoor Cooking and Entertaining,” As long as you’re grilling, why not cook you had to constantly
prefer to “flame sear” ears stripped of their extra? Serve corn on the cob tonight and overuse of laxatives.
monitor your eating habits We have had clients
husks. “You get a much deeper taste,” they refrigerate the leftover ears. The next night, and the way your mood
say. Their basic recipe calls for basting the ears scrape off the nicely caramelized kernels drives your eating. For
who will eat Ex-Lax
with melted butter as they grill over a medium and toss with a few other ingredients for a by the bar.
fire. At the end comes a sprinkle of flaky sea distinctive salsa to go with your leftover grilled somebody suffering with
– or in recovery from - Lastly is compulsive
salt. While the corn is cooking, throw chicken chicken, pork or other protein. exercise. This is the
breasts, steak, pork tenderloin or sausages on The Jamisons suggest combining the grilled
Bulimia, this is precisely
the fire. Everything will be done at about the the case. one that tends to hit
kernels with diced red bell pepper, red onion the males, too. And it
same time. and a bit of corn oil. They flavor the salsa with True, Anorexia (i.e., is dangerous because
One easy idea from Diane Morgan, author of lime juice and salt and, just before serving, NOT eating) is a far more spectacular exercise is actually reinforced by society,
“Dressed to Grill: “Rub corn ears with a basting fold in diced avocado. illness. But it is much rarer than
sauce like her zesty Hotlips Chili Butter (recipe unlike vomiting or laxatives. You get a
Grilled corn kernels can be used in lots of Bulimia and a whole lot easier to spot. pat on the back for exercising, thus
below) and grill them alongside skewered other ways. Sprinkle them into salads or soups, Bulimia is not so much about weight;
chicken and bell pepper chunks. Then relax and making it more deeply entrenched.
or add to shrimp or chicken salad destined so folks struggling with it tend to keep
chat while dinner takes care of itself. But what makes this compulsion
for a wrap. their suffering off the radar screen. In
Dual-use Rubs and Marinades Supersweet Corn Care other words, they physically look like different from normal healthy exercise
There’s no end to the marinades, slathers, everyone else. Also, while boys can is a “hafta” that emerges. In Bulimics,
Supersweet corn from Florida is in markets the “hafta” is a number. Like, the
basting sauces and rubs that make corn and until June. Today, you may find corn in or struggle with eating disorders, this is
other meal components taste fabulous. For out of the husk with kernels of yellow, white a category that affects girls and young number of miles I HAFTA run before
instance, whip up a Greek-style marinade or both (bi-color) -- all of it has the same women at a far higher rate. I can get off the treadmill… or, the
of olive oil, fresh lemon juice, garlic and deliciously sweet flavor. Make sure you store number of calories I HAFTA burn before
oregano -- brush the mixture on skewers of the corn in your refrigerator to keep it fresh
To b e g i n , B u l i m i a i s t y p i c a l l y I quit the Stairmaster… or, the number
pork chunks, corn rounds and zucchini that and sweet. For information on how to keep associated with “binging” (force feeding, of minutes I HAFTA do aerobics before
very conveniently add up to a meal. your corn fresh, visit FreshSuperSweetCorn. gorging) and “purging” (absolving your I can stop.
For a great chicken and corn dinner, coat com/storage. self of the guilt, expelling, removing).
That is something of a misnomer, The binge and purge – or just the
cutlets and ears with melted butter, olive oil
because not all Bulimics will binge. The purge – becomes the mechanism used
to manage bad feelings and anxiety. In
Corn and Pork Skewers common denominator is in the purge.
As an aside, there is a stand-alone
other words, the rituals become the dam
she builds in her mind to hold back the
Serves 4 garlic, salt and “Binge Eating Disorder.” Folks with river of yuck she feels up there.
Ingredients pepper. Add pork this problem also have mood-driven
and vegetables; eating without the ability to monitor Treatment is a long process, and needs
3 ears fresh supersweet corn, husked toss to coat. Let themselves or stop when they feel they to be handled in a manner similar to
12 ounces pork tenderloin or boneless, stand for 10 need to… but without the purging. treating an addiction. But as I mentioned
cooked chicken breasts minutes at room in the introduction, an alcoholic can
But if a Bulimic does binge, the avoid booze - the Bulimic cannot
2 small zucchini temperature. On
amount eaten can be almost Biblical. avoid food. Rather than shun food, a
eight (10- to
2 small sweet red bell peppers 12-inch) metal
I’ll spare you stories I have heard Bulimic needs to re-learn how to use it
1/4 cup olive oil skewers, loosely through the years, but suffice it to appropriately.
thread pork and say that a binge is less about an extra
2 tablespoons lemon juice cheeseburger at McDonald’s, and more I could go on… but to find out
vegetables. Grill more information, contact the Eating
4 teaspoons oregano or broil, turning about sitting down with a cheesecake
and a spoon. Disorders Coalition of Tennessee. You
2 teaspoons chopped garlic occasionally, can reach them at (615) 831-9838.
1 teaspoon salt until meat is And after the binge comes the purge.
cooked through, eight to 10 minutes. If desired, Again, for some Bulimics the purge And I’ll gladly accept Dorito donations,
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper serve with salad greens. Pork and vegetables c/o the paper. Cool Ranch, if you don’t
can exist independent of binging. There
can also be cooked “unskewered” on a grill are currently three popular methods of mind.
Directions: rack or broiler pan, for eight to 10 minutes, purging.
Preheat grill or broiler. With a large, sharp First is the most efficient and still You may email Steve for
knife, cut corn in 2-inch pieces and the pork, For more delicious grilled corn recipes, visit the most popular – induced vomiting. questions or comments at
zucchini and bell peppers in 1-inch pieces. In a www.FreshSuperSweetCorn.com/recipes. Some Bulimics can get so good at email@example.com
large bowl, combine oil, lemon juice, oregano, Courtesy of ARAcontent vomiting (to think about it in a disturbed
If you think there’s nothin’ right. I was absolutely taken back ‘Tis the season for lots and lots
happenin’ in Hickman County…. when I walked in to this place! I of yard sales. I love to go to these
listen up!! thought it would be a quaint little to see what everyone is selling and
place with a few odds and ends, sometimes you can really get a great
and was I ever wrong. There are deal. Just remember to please be
five rooms of fabulous items from careful as you pull off the side of
By Colleen Ray
toys and children’s items to prom or the road to park. Make sure you
I trust that you all had a blessed bridal accessories, jewelry, artwork, signal before stopping, be sure to
Easter. He Is Risen, indeed! There clothing, urns and vases, garden pull completely off the road and
were a lot of egg hunts going on objects and more. The selections are LOOK before opening your car door
and I’m sure the kids had a great amazing and the prices even better! to get out. We want everyone to
time searching for the treasures… Stop by and say hello to the owner, have the opportunity to enjoy their
not that the parents didn’t enjoy Debra Pruett and tell her I sent you! purchases!
watching the little angels and You won’t be disappointed!
Don’t forget about the Skirmish sharing about it when I’m up in my
remembering when they were
Four young men will receive the of Centerville on the Duck River, old Yankee stomping grounds! Just
coveted Eagle Scout award on April sponsored by the Sons of Confederate spending a week up North confirms
Well as spring is in process, I’ve 26th. Troup 772 scouts Chet Brown, Veterans Col. Jack Moore Camp that we made the right decision
noticed that there are some new Steven Ferrell, Tommy Martin and #559 and the Ladies Auxiliary of when choosing Centerville as home!
and exciting businesses cropping Shane Morgan will be honored at Confederate Belles on April 25-26. Thanks for sharing it with us!
up all around our area. Thought I’d 2:00 pm at the Centerville Church All events are FREE to the public,
take a minute to tell you about one of Christ fellowship hall. A potluck but be sure to bring a chair. For more Don’t forget, your input is very
that I found in my recent travels. supper will follow. These young information call 931-670-5541. helpful to me, so call me at (931) 729-
The name of the shop is “Unique men are to be commended for the 7068 or email me at raynbow53@
I have been away this past week and
Gifts Galore” and it is located accomplishment of achieving the bellsouth.net to share your tidbits
rank of Eagle Scout. Kudos guys! want you to know that it is good to and tales. God Bless you and I’ll
on Highway 100 just before the
be home! I miss this place and love be talking to ya’ll!
intersection of Route 46, on the
Hickman County’s An Invitation
Student Athletes of the Week Week Pass
Hickman County High School East Hickman County High School
A senior at Hickman County High
School, Tabitha earned a 4.0 GPA
and will serve as Valedictorian for
Tyler is a senior at East Hickman
County High School and graduates
this year’s graduating class. While
at Hickman County High School, with an overall average of 90%, a
Tabitha finished in the top two in both 3.11 GPA, and ranking 30th of 127
District and Regional competitions, graduating students. Tyler has played
qualifying her to compete at the basketball for 3 years, his Freshman,
State level for two years where she Sophomore and Senior years. This
placed 11th her Junior year and 12th year he played point guard and was
her Senior year. An avid golfer and
named MVP of the team. During his
Out on us!
a four-year member of the golf team
for Hickman, she received a golf Senior year he also played tennis. His
scholarship to Austin Peay where she will attend in the fall, plans are to continue his education, but
where she will study Radiology with a focus on Ultra Sound. at press time was undecided which school he would attend.
Plans as low as
Family plans as low as
7062 Highway 70 South Nashville, TN 37221
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to stay healthy for work, school,
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Simple blood tests
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sheer volume of information and choices are wasting resources and then provide
www.SHOTSetc.com can be overwhelming.” solutions for reducing consumption.
7648 Hwy 70 South #15 Nashville, TN. 37221 615-469-7413 What Biller found from her own Other services include consultation and
experience is that going green doesn’t workshops on indoor air quality, green
have to mean a drastic change in lifestyle decorating, composting, green proofing
— and it can be a big money-saver, for baby and more.
especially when reducing the amount of Biller has also thoroughly researched
energy consumed. and become quite passionate about
“People have been aware of recycling sharing the dangers of volatile organic
for quite awhile, and may think they’re compounds (VOCs) found in paints and
being green because they do it. Recycling finishes, as well as the use of cloth diapers
certainly helps, but it’s just one of the versus disposables.
‘three R’s.’ We tend to forget about “I’m getting ready to put a
the other two — reduce newborn in a room with fresh
and re-use — but these paint,” she points out. “Why
can have the greatest would I want to endanger my
impact, both on the children by using paint that
environment and emits low level toxins into
financially.” the air for years?” She says
As the mother that most of the major paint
of a young and manufacturers now carry low-
growing family, Biller and no-VOC paints in almost
also wanted to share every shade as traditional paints,
information about green and are only slightly more
decorating because there expensive.
are so many toxins found Green Proof Your Home can
in everyday materials help parents and parents-to-be
like paint, furniture and with this type of information,
textiles. along with resources for furniture
“What I discovered made from sustainable wood,
when talking to other eco-friendly carpets and curtains,
people is that they just got overwhelmed and other environmentally friendly and
with doing the research. I started Green safe products for baby and family.
Proof Your Home to hold their hands “We come with the attitude of ‘here’s
through the process of going green,” what’s out there and here are some
she says. choices’ — clients may not want to do
Services include two levels of everything all at once. We don’t want
consultation. The basic is a 90-minute to advise people to do anything to the
walk -through of the client’s home and the detriment of their enjoyment of their
development of a customized plan that homes and lifestyles. We just want to
fits the lifestyle they want, and includes provide the information to make the
a starter kit filled with reusable shopping best individual choices, and show that
bags, several eco-friendly household it actually can be simple to incorporate
cleaners, recycled paper towels and trash going green into your life.
bags, compact florescent lightbulbs “Green isn’t just for hippies any more
(CFLs), a recycling guide and further — it’s hip,” Biller continues. “It’s good
information. for you and good for our future. It’s not
The “greener” level is for those who just a fad.”
are already eco-conscious and want to To learn more about Green Proof Your
go to the next step. This includes the Home, visit www.greenproofyourhome.
services of partners who are professionals com or call 615-829-9440.
with expertise in energy and water
Wardrobe Recycling Tips A Home Improvement
for a Tough Economy Project that Saves Big
In harsh economic times, fashion is a
luxury often sacrificed to save money.
for a fresh look that is comfortably slouchy
and undeniably sexy. Pair a men’s v-neck
Money on Taxes
Even with many boutiques and department undershirt with cuffed jeans and a chunky
stores advertising sales, it is difficult necklace for an ultra-feminine accent. Wouldn’t it be nice if adding style, residential garage door, installed on an
to justify spending money on clothing curb appeal and energy efficiency to insulated garage.
when the cost of food and living is rising your home actually saved you money? * The door must have a U-factor equal
steeply. Forget your flats, wearing a cute pair In 2009 and 2010, it can. Thanks to the
of shoes with a small or medium height to or less than 0.30, even if the door
new 2009 stimulus legislation, American contains windows.
This is why now, more than ever, is the heel will instantly lengthen the leg, flatter homeowners can earn up to a $1,500 tax
time to get creative and make do with your figure and add style and glamour to * The door perimeter must have a
credit for buying qualifying insulated
what we already have in our closets. With any outfit. means to control air infiltration.
inexpensive additions and easy adjustments
to items currently in your wardrobe, you “The key to lasting style is to start with The recent stimulus legislation * The door must be expected to remain
can refresh your clothing without a fitted, basic pair of jeans in a clean, signed by President Obama on Feb..17, in service for at least five years.
emptying your wallet. extends and significantly increases * The garage must be part of the
Jennifer Shaw, senior design these tax credits for energy-efficient taxpayer’s principal United States
director for the Signature by home improvements. Adding a new residence.
garage door in 2009 or 2010 can save
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also by paying for itself through the tax also improves a home’s appearance
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Pull out old tops, sweaters
A tax credit is more valuable than appearance. A new door that is quickly,
an equivalent tax deduction because a safely and correctly installed by a local
and blazers you haven’t worn tax credit reduces tax dollar-for-dollar,
in a while and work them back professional will differentiate your home
while a deduction only decreases the and add style, value and curb appeal.
into your wardrobe rotation. amount of income that is
Fashion is cyclical, and you taxed. More details on
never know when something the tax credit, along with
will come back in style again. information about garage
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better -- in bright colors or attached garage, the room
naturals like cork or wood. next to the garage is often
Funky vintage brooches and the coldest room in the
bauble rings also steal the winter. Cold air in the
show. winter, and warm air in the Even in today’s tough economic times,
Belt it Out summer, can enter the house through the replacing your garage door with a new
garage, increasing the amount of energy upscale model can boost the resale value
Clothes too big and baggy? the home needs for heating and cooling.
Change the shape of a frumpy of your home. A recent online survey
Insulated garage doors not only make a revealed that 71 percent of homeowners
old sweater by adding a thin noticeable difference in the temperature
belt around your waist. This will liven up who recently replaced their garage door
dark wash,” Shaw says. “Jeans with a of a home, but now can also save you believe it definitely increased the value
the sweater while complimenting your boot-cut leg opening look great on all money off the bottom line of your
figure. of their home.
different body types and the cut is classic income taxes.
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or skinny jeans underneath. Pairing with are available at Walmart and Kmart stores that a taxpayer may claim from all who can install your door in a few hours.
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First New Treatment
in More Than 40 Years
Available for Hyperuricemia
in Patients with Gout
An estimated 5.1 million
Americans suffer from gout,
and it is the most common
type of inflammatory
arthritis in men over age 40.
For these sufferers, a new
medicine is now available
to help treat an underlying
condition of gout. Recently,
the U.S. Food and Drug
(febuxostat) 40-mg and
80-mg tablets, a once-daily
oral medication for the
chronic management of
hyperuricemia in patients
with gout. ULORIC is the
first new treatment for this
condition in more than 40
years, and it may provide
patients and physicians
with another option to meet
unmet medical needs.
“Gout is a chronic
condition that requires long-
term management with a
doctor, not just at the time
of a painful flare,” says
Dr. Zorba Paster, clinical
professor, department of
family medicine, University skin, known as tophi. Approximately
of Wisconsin-Madison. “With anti- 90 percent of all patients experience
hyperuricemic therapy, like ULORIC, gout in their big toe at some point
patients can help decrease uric acid during the course of their disease.
levels in the blood and manage their However, gout can occur in other parts
hyperuricemia, which is one of the of the body, including, but not limited
underlying causes of gout.” to, insteps, ankles, knees, heels, wrists,
Hyperuricemia is a condition elbows and fingers.
in which uric acid levels become ULORIC can help lower and maintain
elevated in the blood. Uric acid is an serum uric acid levels to less than 6
end-product created when the body mg/dL, which experts recognize is a
metabolizes substances called purines, target level in the treatment of chronic
which are part of all human tissue and gout. It is important to speak with your
many foods, such as shellfish, meats, healthcare professional about various
beans and alcoholic beverages. When treatment options and any lifestyle
too much uric acid builds up in the modifications necessary for managing
blood, needle-like crystals of uric acid your uric acid levels and gout.
can form and collect in the joints and/ Learn more about gout and
or soft tissue. hyperuricemia by visiting www.gout.
As the disease progresses, people com.
with gout may develop large deposits of Courtesy of ARAcontent
crystallized uric acid visible under the
Digital Upgrade Delay Means More
Time to Tackle TV Accessories
Have you been glued to the TV alternative to spending on entertainment designed specifically for audio/video for flat-panel TVs, including many
this year, watching the economic outside the home. equipment. full-motion mounts that tilt, swivel
crisis evolve, much as your great- If you decide to invest in a new TV, The features of Sanus’ furniture make and extend away from the wall for
grandparents huddled around the radio you have more options than simply it easier to store AV components in limitless viewing angle options. Some
during the Great Depression? Keeping setting it on top of a TV stand or cabinet. the cabinets, and a convection cooling of the company’s most popular models
up with the news is more important And if your $3,000 high-definition, system upholds the quality of the include the VisionMount MF215 for
than ever when times are tough, and wide-screen plasma TV is perched atop components so they don’t overheat and medium TVs and the VisionMount
today many Americans turn to TV as a $15 plastic crate, it may be a good time become damaged. The furniture is also VMAA26 for large TVs. People
their primary source of news. to upgrade your accessories. constructed to improve audio quality looking for an advanced, even more
And while many people are cutting by virtually eliminating resonance high-tech option might like Sanus’
“The possibilities are really endless VisionMount LA112 automated wall
back on unnecessary expenses like thanks to innovations in the technology from audio systems. The cabinets have
vacations and luxury items, most flexibility built into them such as deep mount, which lets the viewer adjust
available to support these TVs,” says the TV angle with a remote control
of us still view television as an Jim Wohlford, vice president and adjustable shelves to accommodate
essential source of current news and the varying sizes of AV components. and preset favorite angles for frequent
general manager of Sanus Systems, a use.
cheap entertainment. With Congress’ manufacturer of audio video furnishings, Every component in your system
recent decision to delay the switch mounts and accessories. will have multiple cables. Generous Not sure how you want to put your
to digital until June 12, Americans cable management channels in the TV on display? Go to www.sanus.com
will have more time to upgrade to Prefer a more traditional look? Rather Foundations furniture hide all cables for even more ideas. Sanus Systems
digital technology if they still have than just setting your new TV on a for a clean appearance. products are available at thousands
an analog set. And many with digital dresser or TV stand, dress up your of retail locations nationwide. A store
living space with a piece from the If you prefer a contemporary look,
TVs may view upgrading their home the Sanus VisionMount line offers locator is available on the Web site.
entertainment as a cost-effective Sanus Component AV Foundations line.
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Medicare is NOT Councilman’s Corner
Long Term Care By Charlie Tygard place to live, work and
play. I would encourage
Often I’m asked, “Does Medicare disabling conditions. each citizen to take a
cover nursing home care?” Long term care insurance policies Next week, the good look in the mirror
The answer: Yes and no. are sold separately from Medicare or Bellevue Exchange Club and ask yourself if you
After a minimum hospital stay of Medicare related health plans. I have has invited new Metro are involved in making
3 days, Medicare will cover skilled heard it said by those in the field the best School Superintendent Bellevue a better place
nursing care for up to 100 days time to buy long term care insurance Dr. Jesse Register to than you first experienced
for treatment related to the initial is NOW. The worst time to purchase a speak to both us and the and encourage each of
admission. A patient must be certified policy is when you actually need one! community at-large on you to become more
by a physician that he/she requires daily If you do not have a policy, you various topics relating to active.
skilled care like intravenous injections can privately pay for the services in the school system at our
or physical therapy. The coverage a facility or in the home. There are once a month Monday I also get a large
includes semi-private room, meals, many companies available that charge night meeting (Monday, number of calls about
skilled nursing, rehabilitative care, and an hourly or daily rate. If you cannot April 13th) at 6:00 pm at the Harpeth the Exchange Clubs Community
other related services and supplies. Day privately pay, you may need to apply Valley Elementary School cafeteria. Cleanup and More days that were
1-20 Medicare pays all of the cost of for government assistance. In addition, the Bellevue Exchange held several times last year. The
care per benefit period. Days 21-100 The state Medicaid program can first scheduled date this year will
Club will be providing dinner (grilled
there is a daily charge to the patient of help pay for nursing home care. A be Saturday, June 13th. On this day,
$133.50. Some Medicare Advantage hamburgers & hot dogs) to any
patient must qualify both medically and interested citizen who makes a citizens serving community service
plans do not require a 3-day hospital financially for assistance. Applicants hours will join with local volunteers
stay and the daily co-payments could reservation at 347-7544.
must contact the county Department of on general cleanup projects of our
also vary with Advantage plans. Human Services or the nursing home I mention this because of the many roads. In addition, there will be paper
This Medicare covered “skilled social work department may assist the issues facing our school system as it shredding of valuable documents
nursing care” is not to be confused family with the application. relates to Bellevue-area students and provided by Knight Horst Shredding,
with long term care. Long term care The Medicaid Waiver program allows families and the unique opportunity to along with dumpsters to discard of
can be provided in the home or in a for Medicaid nursing home eligible meet with our school superintendent large trash items. Goodwill will be
facility. It is defined as medical and/ patients to remain in their homes and in a small group setting. I hope that
or non-medical care for a patient with there to recycle gently-used items
receive limited custodial care services. many citizens will take advantage of also. And as always, the Bellevue
chronic illnesses and/or disabilities. It is administered in Tennessee through this opportunity. Exchange Club will provide a meal
Long term care also usually includes the regional offices of the Area Agency
“custodial care” (non-medical) such as on Aging & Disability. In the Nashville This is just one of the projects that at the end of this 3 hour commitment
housekeeping, meal preparation, and this civic organization provides to for our volunteers. I would encourage
area, that is the Greater Nashville
personal care like bathing, dressing, Regional Council, 615-255-1010. our citizens. Of course, the Bellevue citizens to go ahead and mark your
and grooming. Chamber of Commerce (annual calendars – no matter whether you
Thoughtful planning and consideration
Long term care is NOT the same as are vital for meeting long term care
picnic, beautification projects, etc), will be a volunteer or need one of
the Medicare covered skilled nursing needs. the Bellevue Rotary Club (supporting these services.
care. local schools, etc) and the Bellevue
Skilled nursing care is a temporary Mary Beth Best Women’s Club (scholarships for As always, please feel free to
service to aid in recovery from an President & Program Manager area students, projects benefiting contact me at P. O. Box 210945,
illness, surgery, or injury. Long term Voice, Inc. - P.O. Box 306 area seniors, etc) also offer ample Nashville 37221 or 256-7146 (work)
Pleasant View, TN 37146
care helps the patient with long term and www.myvoiceinc.com - 615-772-4288 opportunities to be involved and or 243-3295 (cell) if I can be of
to make our community a better service.
Parenting Green 101
Your Child’s Math Green Proof Your
Skills: An Investment Home for Baby - Part 2
That Always Pays Off Breast Feeding - Glass Bottles - Plastic Bottles
You may be surprised to know that pay for an item The choice to breast feed or bottle National Institute of Environmental
an investment in your child’s education Play music together
doesn’t necessarily include a deposit into a feed your baby is a very personal Health Sciences, published the
college savings account. Studies show that *March in a parade around the house decision. Each mother has to do following commentary: Extensive
a child’s academic foundation and resulting to the beat what she feels is best for her baby New Literature Concerning Low-
success is built upon skills developed as *Beat a simple pattern on a “drum” and and for herself. D o s e E ff e c t s o f B i s p h e n o l A
early as kindergarten, so it’s never too early have your child copy you. Then have your Shows the Need for a New Risk
to start supplementing their education. child be the leader My experience in breast feeding
each of our boys was quite different. Assessment (http://www.ehponline.
With so many products and programs *Sign your child up for music lessons org/docs/2005/7713/abstract.html)
focused on helping your child learn to read, With our first baby, Andrew, I
Play family games that require math
math skills can easily be lost in the shuffle. skills
really wanted to try breast feeding. Today, there are a number of BPA-
While a recent study from Northwestern However, he was premature and free plastics on the market, so if you
University concluded that early math *Play card games like Go Fish, Crazy
wasn’t able to latch on. Instead, are shopping for bottles, make sure
proficiency is the most important predictor Eights and Rummy
I used a breast pump and fed him you look for the ones that are labeled
for a student’s academic success, too many *Play board games like Candy Land or
from a bottle. It was very time BPA-free.
children in this country are behind in math Checkers or Trouble
and too many parents don’t know what to consuming as I had to pump and Glass baby bottles are another time-
do to help. Parents shouldn’t ignore the role then feed him. I also developed tested alternative to polycarbonate
math plays in their child’s future. One of the most innovative products mastitis (breast infection) and was
created to help kids learn math is DreamBox plastic, as well as a BPA-free option.
In addition to helping your child with uncomfortable most of the time, so
Learning K-2 Math (www.dreambox.com). Of course, the concern with glass
their assigned homework, here are a few after three months we transitioned
The engaging, Web-based adventure was bottles is that they are breakable,
tips to help them improve their math skills him to a formula bottle. When
and build the foundation for a lifetime of
developed to increase learning by placing can chip or crack. As with plastic,
each child at the correct starting point and our second son, Jonah, was born I careful and regular inspections of
continuously adapting all aspects of the decided I would give it another try. the bottles is important to detect any
Have fun counting experience to make sure kids are learning Thankfully he latched on right away.
in a way that meets their particular learning flaws. Please make sure to recycle
*Find ways to play counting games
needs and preferences.
I breast fed him exclusively for any scratched, cracked, or chipped
during the day, such as counting the
five months and then moved him to
number of stairs, the number of red cars Elementary school teacher Kathleen glass bottles.
you pass while driving, and the number of Marshall has been using DreamBox
formula. Like most people, we used
plastic bottles — not even aware or Our third child is scheduled to be
spoons needed to set the table Learning K-2 Math in her classroom and
recommends parents use it at home with concerned that the polycarbonate delivered on April 22nd, so we are
*Have your child count the number of
cookies (or slices of bread) needed for their children. “I have never before seen plastic bottles we were using could busy making our final preparations.
everyone in the family to get two 30 students sit mesmerized in front of a possibly be leeching bisphenol A My plan is to give breast feeding
computer screen having great fun doing another go of it, but this time, when
*Cook with your child and have your child math that is appropriate for their needs,”
into our baby’s food.
measure the amounts for the ingredients we’re ready to transition to formula
she says. “One of my English Language Over the past year, I started we will be kicking it old school and
*Ask your child to find the right coins to Learner (ELL) students turned with a hearing and reading about an
glowing grin and said, ‘Mrs. give glass bottles a try.
endocrine disrupter known as
Marshall, now I can do math!’ In the next issue (Part 3), I will
I nearly cried.” bisphenol A (BPA) that is in plastic
(polycarbonate) baby bottles and share more with you about other
Math matters and it’s as
sippy cups. BPA has been linked “green” choices that can be made
important to give kids a solid for decorating your nursery and
understanding of numbers to a number of health problems,
as it is for them to learn including hormone disruption and children’s rooms. Till then, please
how to read. Investing in obesity, and the National Toxicology feel free to write me with any
all aspects of your young Program recently concluded that questions.
child’s education is sure to there is “some concern for neural
pay dividends throughout
their journey into middle and behavioral effects” in infants
school, high school and and children, given current exposure Tara Biller is founder and owner
beyond. Spending time at rates to BPA. of www.greenproofyourhome.com,
home counting, organizing a residential consulting service
and playing math games with I immediately switched our boys
designed to outline the simple
your child is not only a great over to using BPA-free sippy cups.
steps of going green. Please direct
investment in their future, it’s The Environmental Health questions or comments to tbiller@
a great way to spend quality
time together as well. Perspectives (EHP), a peer-reviewed greenproofyourhome.com
journal of the United States’
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The 32nd Take your best Shot!
Bellevue You’re Not Alone If
Community You Suffer with IBS
Picnic By Kaye Ivanoff, R.N. IBS is not characterized by intestinal
inflammation. It is, therefore, a much
Continued from page 1 SHOTS, etc.
less serious disease than ulcerative
colitis or Crohn’s disease, but because
to raise funds for the many local
April was first designated as of it’s prevalence as a major health
community and philanthropic issue for many people, IBS education B-12 is a vitamin essential for your
projects supported by the Bellevue National Irritable Bowel Syndrome brain and spinal cord (the central
Awareness month in 1997. Too is vital to our health and wellbeing.
Chamber of Commerce. Benefits nervous system) to function properly,
often, many people erroneously use Most individuals are surprised to this becomes a serious problem for
include ongoing recognition,
the terms Irritable Bowel Syndrome learn they are not alone with symptoms people with IBS or IBD.
advertising, promotion, and much (IBS) and Inflammatory Bowel of IBS. In fact, irritable bowel
more based upon your sponsorship Diseases (IBD) interchangeably. It’s syndrome (IBS) affects approximately SHOTS, etc. serves many individuals
level. Important: For all advertising time to clear that up so we all know 10–20% of the general population in who have found that either because
and signage opportunities, we must what we have and what we do not the United States with worldwide their diet is lacking in red meat (the
have all committed sponsors by have! prevalence estimated at 9% to 23%. primary source of Vitamin B-12 in
April 20th. IBS is the most common disease our food sources) or because they
Inflammatory Bowel Diseases suffer with IBS or IBD, the benefit
Various Sponsorship-Giving (IBD) is a broad term that describes diagnosed by gastroenterologists
(doctors who specialize in medical of taking Vitamin B-12 injections
Opportunities are still available conditions with chronic or recurring on a regular basis has helped them
or you may customize your own. immune response and inflammation treatment of disorders of the stomach
and intestines) and one of the most maintain a normal level of brain
Please contact Susan Hufford at of the gastrointestinal tract. The two function. Other benefits that have been
most common inflammatory bowel common disorders seen by primary
330-5373 or Jenny Bradley at 202- care physicians. reported by individuals include having
5697 for more information. diseases are ulcerative colitis and more energy and stamina, a healthier
Crohn’s disease, both of which are Irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS, is
Great news... the Picnic Vendor marked by an abnormal response
immune system, less allergies, stress
generally classified as a “functional” and depression, more restful sleep and
booth rental prices have been by the body’s immune system. disorder. This refers to a “disorder of
rolled back to pre-April 1st so less frequent, less severe headaches. If
Normally, the immune cells protect functioning” where the body’s normal you have symptoms of IBS or IBD, be
now is a perfect time to reserve the body from infection. In people activities in terms of the movement of sure you seek the care of your primary
your business, artisan, or food with IBD, however, the immune the intestines, the sensitivity of the care physician or a gastroenterologist.
booth at last month’s prices. system mistakes food, bacteria, and nerves of the intestines, or the way There is no need to suffer with a
This is a very economical way to other materials in the intestine for in which the brain controls some of disease that is treatable. Then, talk
promote a business, cause, and/or foreign substances and it attacks the these functions is impaired. However, to your doctor to see if Vitamin B-12
organization. Spaces are filling up cells of the intestines. In the process, there are no structural abnormalities supplements may be right for you!
and reserved at time of payment. the body sends white blood cells into that can be seen by endoscopy, x-ray,
the lining of the intestines where or blood tests. Thus it is identified by Most of this information was taken
Please contact the Chamber at 662-
they produce chronic inflammation. the characteristics of the symptoms directly from the following websites
2737 or info@thebellevuechamber. When this happens, the patient where you can find more detailed
which may include abdominal pain or
com for more details. experiences the symptoms of IBD discomfort associated with a change information about both Irritable
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Mommy Talk From the School Board
Thoughts from Moms....regarding Motherhood & Work
Anne Alexander Vincent, Ordained
Minister of Pastoral Counseling
Susan Douglas, MD These are exciting times in Nashville every student in Davidson country.
and many important changes are We will never build an excellent
underway in our schools. Under the community unless we first ensure an
We have done lots of “Mommy experienced and capable leadership of excellent education for every child.
Talking” this past weekend at the Dr. Jesse Register, MNPS Schools stand Achieving this goal will require every
Southern Women’s Show. I hope on the cusp of changes that will organize one of us to pitch in regardless of our
many of you had the opportunity to and unify our efforts for the benefit of particular relationship to the school
visit the many booths at the Nashville our students. system. Whether your children are in
Convention Center. In addition, No Our school leaders and our city public, private, or home schools; or
Mommy’s Perfect was in a booth with recognize that the essential ingredient if they are grown, the children in our
the entrepreneur group for women called for successful students is strong public schools belong to our community
Ladies Who Launch. Check them out at relational teaching in our schools. As as a whole, and we can all play a role in
www.ladieswholaunch.com They host I have travelled around District 9 with pursuing excellence with them.
monthly workshops for women who have Dr. Register, I have been impressed by Some of the improvements will take
businesses or even a creative idea they his ability to breathe life into a room of time, but we can never lose sight of
want to share with others to “incubate”, teachers, principals, and parents. He is the urgency that every parent feels
so to speak, in a safe environment with showing himself to be a leader who not as a child’s educational years unfold.
other women. No Mommy’s Perfect only possesses a wide range of practical We must be careful, but we cannot be
knowledge and experience with the very slow.
was involved in two fashion shows with
challenges we face in our schools but is
Ladies Who Launch and Middle TN also a great listener and thinker.
Now’s owner, Michael Lynn, brought Here is a photo of Ben from Sunday with his
his 6 month old son, Ben, on Sunday for Dr. Register will very soon announce
Mom, Mihaela Lynn.
a large restructuring of the central office
his modeling debut to show off the new
at Bransford Avenue. The primary
organic onesie for boys! We received assumption behind this reorganization
an email from a No Mommy’s Perfect is that if teaching and learning happens
follower who saw one of her inspirations in classrooms, our greatest resources
at our booth, the new mommy journal. should be deployed in the schools. He
She had submitted the quote: Every will increase the power of great teachers
Mother is a Working Mother and we to cultivate stronger skills in their own
now have those printed proudly on our colleagues. He will deploy instructional
new handmade journals and listbooks. support that teachers and principals can
Her email read: “Met your assistant use to focus on the particular needs of
and nearly cried when I saw the Every the students they encounter every day.
Mother is a Working Mother journal. In the coming weeks and months,
always nice to be heard and valued. the School Board and Dr. Register
Thanks.” will be working to establish a vision
of educational excellence that includes
Alan Coverstone is our newly elected school
board member. You can email him at alan.
firstname.lastname@example.org for questions.
Anne Alexander Vincent is in private
practice, treats individuals, couples,
families & can be reached at
Susan Douglas, MD practices psychiatry
& treats adults on an outpatient basis
at Middle TN Psychiatric Clinic 2011
Ashwood Avenue, Nashville, TN 37212