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  1. 1. EuroBronz Tanning Studio April 1 - 15, 2009 Is “A Shade Above the Rest” by Nancy W. Brown 2 Real Estate Today With the first warm days of spring come thoughts of shorts and tank tops… and trading pale winter skin for 4 Calendar of Events a golden glow. EuroBronz Tanning Studio provides a safe, controlled environment for that all-important early 4 Sudoku base tan. There are three locations conveniently situated around 5 Word Search Nashville, including the newly opened studio in the Nashville West shopping center off Charlotte Pike, one 5 Mortgage Matters in Brentwood and one in Hendersonville. EuroBronz has been in business for 14 years, making it 6 Interior Design one of the oldest tanning salons in the Nashville area. “We believe in safety first,” notes co-owner Mark Hemphill, 6 Help! I’m Shrinkin’ “and have always maintained the highest standards in equipment and employee training.” Dr. Steve Olivas Because of this, the upscale tanning studio caters to many country music performers, models, wrestlers and 7 Hickman Happenings other entertainers. “They know they can count on us,” Hemphill says. 8 Run on Jane Employees are all SmartTan certified, meaning they’ve taken classes and passed an exam on how the tanning 9 Pets 101 Continued on page 8 9 BOOST Your Life 10 Consumer Tips 12 Bright Spots with Sawrie Becker 13 Green 101 13 Councilman’s Corner Charlie Tygard Pepsi 300 race By Randy Weiler NASCAR Nationwide Series points leader (as of April 1) Carl 14 Take Your Best Shot Kaye Ivanoff, RN field hopes Edwards and fellow drivers Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch will lead the field in the upcoming Pepsi 300. The race will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 11, at Nashville 15 Mommy Talk Edwards flops Superspeedway in Gladeville, just off SR 840 that runs between I-40 and I-24. The race will be broadcast on ESPN. 16 COUPONS !!! rather than flips A strong field that should include top-10 (points) drivers Continued on page 14 “ 888.800.7507 ” * Professional classes also available. *
  2. 2. 2 Real Estate Today More Rea$on$ to be Energy Efficient by Karen Roach as energy-efficient windows, insulation, doors, It is clear that many of us roofs, and heating and cooling equipment, can are becoming more and more receive a tax credit for 30% of the cost, up to focused on our environment $1,500 per year. Some improvements, such as and the preservation of it geothermal heat pumps, solar water heaters, for the generations that and solar panels, are not subject to the $1,500 will follow. There are limitation. Soar purposefully Soar confidently many things that can and This is available for improvements made in should be done. No matter both 2009 and 2010. You can take the credit both how small it may seem or years. For new home construction, the credit is how inconsequential, the cumulative effect available to the contractor which should then of everyone doing something can make a pass through to the homebuyer. monumental difference. You can read more about the program at One of the basic things that each of us should Not consider is right there in the most significant all improvements qualify as they must attain investment that we have – our homes. Making a certain level of improved energy efficiency. our homes more energy efficient is good for our The requirements are detailed at http://www. environment and also good for our pocketbooks. Call for a tour today! We should assume that our energy costs are going to continue to rise, particularly with credits If you plan on staying in your home, are conversions to newer technology and possible shopping for a home, or building a home, you • Ages 3 - 8th grade 6021 Cloverland Drive penalties on our current providers. should be aware of the energy efficiency of your • SACS & AMS Accredited Brentwood, Tennessee 37027 Now is a good time to consider upgrading residence or prospective residence. You should • Multi-age Classes p (615)833-3610 the energy efficiency of your home. The explore your options to upgrade your energy • Foreign Language from age 3 • Art / Music / PE / Drama f (615)833-3680 Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 efficiency for long-term savings while the 30% • Aftercare / Summer Programs included many credits to give you an incentive tax credit is available. It will improve the value to do those upgrades now. The recent Stimulus of your home. Bill solidified those credits and increased or If you have any questions or would like extended some of them. additional information please do not hesitate In general terms, current homeowners who to contact me at 615.495.9934 or via email at Soar academically purchase and install specific products, such
  3. 3. 3 Small Business Tips for Keeping Track of Personal Electronics When Traveling It’s no secret that Americans are So how do you avoid becoming a “loss as well as indoor and outdoor constantly on the go, using technology statistic,” especially if you travel a lot on use. Visit to to help us multitask and get things done business with personal electronic items? learn more. while we are out and about. Smart Here are a few simple tips: 2) Always carry smaller phones, PDAs and mini laptops are all 1) Label your laptop or other electronic electronics like cell phones and the rage - until we lose them. devices with your name, address and cell iPods in the same place in your We usually lose things in transit: on phone number. A majority of laptops handbag or carry-on. Knowing buses, trains and planes, in cabs and lost in airports are left at security where to look for them will not when you’re sitting down. rental cars, shopping malls and coffee checkpoints where they presumably will only help you access and use them quickly, shops. If you’ve ever lost an electronic be found by the Transportation Security but also help you realize sooner rather than 5) Take extra care -- and time, if needed gadget, you know the cost, inconvenience Administration (TSA) or airport staff. If later if an item really is lost. -- at airport security checkpoints to make and security risks can become not just a there’s no identifying information on your sure you’ve retrieved all your important 3) Charge your electronics before possessions, including laptops and other hassle but also a burden. device, the authorities or even a Good you begin a trip so that you don’t have Samaritan will have no way to find you electronic devices. Don’t feel you have As many as 12,000 laptops are lost in to charge them in an airport lounge or to rush to get out of someone else’s American airports each week, according and return your property. waiting area. Charging in a public place way, especially if rushing will increase to a 2008 survey by the Ponemon Invest in a portable labeling device increases your risk of forgetting an item, your risk of forgetting something. TSA Institute. Even though more than half and put your identifying information or having it taken when you look away screeners consistently give passengers of them are left behind at security on important electronic items. Brother for a moment. And even if you remember verbal reminders to check their belongings checkpoints, the survey says a whopping recently launched two portable labelers to take the phone, you still risk forgetting to be sure they have everything, but you 65 to 70 percent are never returned. - the PT-1230PC and PT-2430PC- that the charger. rarely hear any of them urging passengers Airport lost and found departments are easily plug into the USB port of your 4) If you carry your cell phone, mp3 to hurry up once they’re through the repositories for massive numbers of lost laptop or any desktop computer and player, electronic planner or other small screening point. They understand you may electronic devices, most of which lack require no software installation to use. electronic item in your pocket, always need a few extra moments to collect your any identifying information that would These P-touch labelers print up to six check the area when you get up from a belongings. help airport personnel return the items lines of text and graphics on high-quality, seat. Devices can easily slip out of a pocket to their owners. laminated labels durable enough for travel Courtesy of ARAcontent DENISE FULL CUSTOM SERVICE. PERFECT FIT. TEL 615.225.7066 www.custom FAX 615.662.3641 Advanced Certi ed QuickBooks® ProAdvisor
  4. 4. 4 Free Salsa Classes Mashville Brigade Exchange Club of Bellevue 10:00 pm 9:30 pm is hosting an evening with Cafe Bella - 609 Ninth Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37203 Station Inn - 402 Twelfth Avenue Dr. Jesse Register, Director of MNPS Come to free Salsa Classes every Friday at Cafe Bella, South, Nashville, TN Monday, April 13 at 6pm Nashville’s hottest Latin night club and restaurant. Also on The Mashville Brigade is a band Harpeth Valley Elementary School Cafeteria Fridays, Happy Hour from 4:00pm-8:00pm featuring music featuring Ashby Frank, Darrell from local R&B artist, Higher Ground. Local Latin musicians, Webb, Greg Martin, Jimmy Van Hotdogs and hamburgers will be served Swing Latino, perform a mix a Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Cha- Cleve and Aaron McDarris. Dr. Register will share with us the state of Metro cha and more following the free salsa class, and a DJ spins the Each of them are sideman with Schools, where we are and where we are headed, hottest Latin mix in the city until 3:00am. prominent bluegrass acts and the challenges and rewards. For more information ----------------------------------- artists in their own right. You’ll on Dr. Register, please visit: Tuesdays at the Cottage see a great show and hear exciting A fun, ongoing Bible study that helps women understand bluegrass and roots music from incredible pickers who are at Please rsvp to Dr. Sheri Weiner at God’s message for them today. The kick-off of Tuesdays at the Cottage will include a free continental breakfast and free the top of their game. Cost - $8/ or 673.6100 Ticket childcare, courtesy of Stay ‘N Play in Bellevue. Thereafter, no later than April 10. the drop-in child care center will offer a special $5.00/hour ---------------------------------- rate for those attending the Bible study and free child care for Tuesdays for Tots: April first-timers. For more information, please contact Lisa Kinakin Cheekwood Botanical Gardens Regal Green Hills Stadium 16 Need assistance with your taxes? at 615 456-2653 ( and Museum AARP will be providing tax preparation on ... 1200 Forrest Park Drive Nashville Tennessee April 18 April 2-5 Event details at! Music in the Vines: Art Four Sale Mondays through April 13 Southern Womens Show - Nashville 2009 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Nashville Convention Center; Renaissance Nashville Hotel April 9 Arrington Vineyards and Winery FiftyForward J. L. Turner Center Event details at Cirque du Soleil: Saltimbanco 6211 Patton Road, Arrington, TN 37014 8101 Hwy 100, Nashville, Tennessee 37221 Sommet Center - 501 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203 Bring a picnic dinner and enjoy a bottle of our wine and 615-646-9622 April 4 Buy Tickets for Cirque du Soleil: Saltimbanco at Sommet take in a relaxed evening of music. Feel free to listen *Please bring any tax forms you have received and Deaf Day Center on 4/9/2009. casually as you catch up with friends and family here at Please inform the AARP Tax Counselors on how much 9:30 am - 4:30 pm the rolling hillsides of Arrington Vineyards. Tables are you received from the Economic Stimulus Package 3777 Nolensville Road, Nashville, TN 37211 April 11 available on a first come, first serve basis, but feel free to Call 615-646-9622 to set up an appointment. Citywide Easter Egg Hunt bring your own blanket or outdoor folding chairs. For the third annual Deaf Day, Nashville Zoo will offer presentations and programs designed to cater specifically to 1:00 pm - Richard Siegel Park, 515 Cherry Lane, Murfreesboro. the deaf and deaf /blind community. Sign language interpreters Children of all ages will love this hunt! Activities will include April 19 Chance to win $5,000! and guides will be at various animal exhibits throughout the age appropriate egg hunts all afternoon, carnival games and a Concert by Seth Glier at Bluebird Cafe - Sunday Writers Reverse Draw & Silent Auction April 20th Zoo, partnering with Zoo docents to deliver educational final visit by the Easter Bunny before he fills the baskets on Night Hosted by Chafin’s Barn presentations and answer guest questions. Cost: $13/Adults Sunday. Swap eggs for prizes at our “eggs-change” booth! 8pm - Bluebird Cafe - 4104 Hillsboro Road, Nashville. $8/Children ages 3-12 $11/Seniors The event is free and open to all ages. For more information, Nashville’s great acoustic Writer’s Night Sponsored by Exchange Club of Belleuve ---------------------------- please call Thomas Laird at 867-4913. Fundraising Event for Child Abuse Prevention Richard Siegel Park is located at 515 Native Plant Sale Exchange Club of Bellevue once again in partnership with Cherry Lane, Murfreesboro,TN 37129. Chafin’s Barn is hosting an evening of fun fundraising to help raise money for the prevention of child abuse. There will be door prizes and of course, the chance to win a grand prize of $5,000 or $2500 for second prize or $1,000 for third 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Cheekwood Botanical Gardens and Museum 1200 Forrest Park Drive Nashville Tennessee Over 50 different varieties of wildflowers and native plants will April 16 HARD ROCK AMBASSADORS OF ROCK BATTLE OF BANDS 9:00 pm Sudoku Answers on page 14 prize. Admission is $50 and dinner will be provided be available to buy for one day only! Don’t miss out on this opportunity to bring some new native beauties to your garden. The Hard Rock Cafe- Nashville along with the chance to win one of many prizes such as spa treatments, evening out at restaurants like the Palm or Sperry’s Sponsored by The Garden Club of Nashville. 100 Broadway, Nashville or even overnight stays at some of the finest area ----------- Phone: 615-742-9900: Contact: hotels like Opryland. Please contact Sheri Weiner, President BodyQuest Challenge of the Exchange Club for raffle tickets or more information: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm 615-673-6100 Adventure Science Center 8 Bands compete only 1 left standing. 800 Fort Negley Boulevard, Nashville, TN 37203 QUALIFYING EVENTS: On your mark, get set, go! Strap on your running shoes and April 15th & 16th High Performers… head out to the Fifth Annual Body Quest Challenge. Participate FINAL BATTLE: Extraordinary Women! in a one-mile BodyQuest Fun Run and come to the center to learn all about the body. Cost: $11/Adults; $9/Children (age Thursday, April 23rd Winning band (up to 5 members) will Professional Coaching Group 3-12); $9/Senior (age 60+); $9/Military w/Active ID; $9/ move onto the semi-final judging by a Program duration: 6 weeks/6 sessions, 90 mins each session College Student w/ID; Children age 2 and under free. Hard Rock Corporate panel. 5 Finalists Date/Time: Thursdays at 8am-9:30am weekly will be selected and posted online at First session to be April 23rd, 2009 April 6 Band who receives most Location: Avenue Bank Green Hills – Conference Room Dialogues on Immigration online votes wins! Cost: $395 6:30 pm GRAND PRIZE: Winning band wins a Executive Coaches are Scarritt-Bennett Center, 1008 Nineteenth Avenue South. trip to perform at Ambassadors of Rock Hard Rock Calling at Hyde Park in Christie Vaughn, MBA, ACCC and Sawrie Becker, M.S.E. Financial assistance is available if needed. Cost: $25/For London June 27th & 28th. Trip includes For more details, visit all 5 evenings; Pre-registration Required. Event details at airfare, hotel & spending money!! ------------- or call 615.269.6004 Nashville Film Festival April 7
  5. 5. 5 Ongoing Event: Designer Finds raises Bellevue Chamber Monthly Luncheon Meeting with $2,500 for prevention of Mortgage Matters Guest Speaker Domestic Abuse Every 3rd Thursday of the Month Designer Finds in Green Hills recently partnered with the Location: The Meadows 8044 Coley Davis Rd, Nashville, TN 37221 YWCA in March to help raise money for the YWCA Weaver Domestic Violence Center. They offered 10% of any sale Good Ole Uncle Sam is giving you $8000.00 for your first home 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM of any donated handbags or jewelry from March 1-15th. This fundraiser was a winner as it helped raise $2500! We applaud Designer Finds for helping the community raise Saturday, May 16 support and awareness of this fine center. 32nd Annual Bellevue Community Picnic Designer Finds is located at 2210 Crestmoor Rd in Green Bellevue’s Red Caboose Park Hills. You may reach them by calling 615.279.1994 or on The new and improved 2009 Tax tax credit any time before December the web: 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM YWCA Weaver Domestic Violence Center can be reached Credit is Uncle Sam’s way to help 31, 2009 on your 2008 tax return. Special Grand Marshal is Joe Elmore, Host of the Emmy Award Winning “Tennessee Crossroads” by contacting Abby Sasser at 615.983.5162 spur home sales in any town USA. A The only bad news is the tax first time buyer can qualify for this credit does have an income limit of Free Tax credit between January 1 and $75,000.00 to $95,000.00 on a single -------------------------------- CAll 615.469.7334 for more details. November 30, 2009. This new break return or $150,000.00 to $170,000.00 Nashville March for Babies ----------------------------------- 12:00 pm The Civil War and Reconstruction can put $8000.00 free in your pocket on a joint return. Centennial Park , 2525 West End Avenue, Nashville Tennessee State Museum - Ongoing to apply to your new digs, because the March for Babies, the March of Dimes largest fundraiser, Tickets: Free Admission Tuesday-Saturday 10:00am-5:00pm, tax credit reduces your tax bill dollar How do you get your Free Money? raises money to help all babies be born healthy. Sign up and Sunday 1:00pm-5:00pm Tennessee State Museum 505 for dollar. This is how it works; qualifying fundraise, and then come out to celebrate with thousands Deaderick Street Nashville, TN 37243 of Nashville residents who care about the health of our For example, if you would on average taxpayers can claim 10 percent of the ----------------------------------- smallest citizens! March for Babies is a family-friendly The First Tennesseans get a tax refund $2000.00 when house price up $8000.00 on their 2008 event - bring the kids out for a short walk followed by live Tennessee State Museum you file your 2008 tax return after tax return. Since the tax credit is dollar entertainment, face painting, food and drinks and other fun Ongoing - Prehistoric Indian cultures existed in Tennessee purchasing a home your refund would for dollar you can get your free money activities. Stroller and pet friendly. through four evolving periods, beginning about 15,000 be $10,000.00. with your tax return as usual. If you ONGOING EVENTS years ago, peaking between 800 and 1650 A.D. with the file your tax return electronically you Mississippian people, and ending with the ascendancy of Even better: Unlike last year the can also get a rapid refund and that is EXCITING BEDROOM DECORATING MAKEOVER such modern tribes as the Cherokee and Chickasaw. The SEMINAR NOW AVAILABLE! museum even has a display of bones from a mastodon that $7,500.00 tax credit was a loan, but the fastest way to get your cash. Women’s groups looking for meeting programs are being roamed Tennessee 10,000 years ago.Tickets: Free Admission now it’s free Money with no repayment offered a free program by Bohnne Jones and Deidre Carver, Tennessee State Museum 505 Deaderick Street Nashville. plan. What if you bought a home before independent franchise owners of INTERIORS by Decorating -------------------------------- the $8000.00 credit? Den of Nashville. Last year’s tax credit was available to “We call our bedroom makeover seminar, ‘Suite Dreams’, Live Lunch at Stillwaters Cafe first time home buyers who purchased If you have bought your home in Stillwaters Cafe and it’s filled with great ideas on a variety of design styles, their home after April 8, until December 2009 and only got a $7500.00 tax 1207 Jefferson Street, Nashville, TN 37207 and options”, said Jones. LIVE LUNCH at Stillwaters features LIVE JAZZ every 31, 2008. It was really an interest free credit you can amend your 2008 ‘INTERIORS’ by Decorating Den has several different Tuesday and Thursday from noon until 2 pm for lunch loan from the government. Qualifying return and get $500.00 added to your meeting programs available on a variety of interesting interior decorating topics. All programs are designed to patrons. home buyers would get their tax credit return. The Uncle Sam will send you help organizations have a successful and informational Featuring a variety of local artists including John Birdsong, when they filed their 2007 returns, but an additional $500.00 bucks. Jerry Krahn, Chris Kent and Mel Deal . gathering. they would have to repay the credit For more information, call 329-3207. What if you have not bought a home Call 800-DEC-DENS for more information back $500.00 each year after for 15 yet? years. If you have not bought your home In 2009, First Time Home buyers yet, but plan to before November, get the $8000.00 free with only one 2009 here is what you may want to exception; it has to be paid back only if do. Go ahead and file your 2008 return the buyer sells the home within 3 years before your home purchase. Then from purchase date. after you are in your new home, file You could get the $8000.00 Tax an amendment to your tax return and Credit even if you have owned a home get the extra $8000.00 straight into before. your pocket. It’s not only a first time home buyer Please contact me Josh Rogers at who qualifies for the $8000.00 cash. Tennessee Bank and Trust at or email The law says you just can’t have owned 1-615-481-9367 jrogers@tennbank. a home in the last 3 years. Some more com to get pre-qualified for your home good news is that you can claim your purchase before you miss your free $8000.00. 32nd Annual Bellevue Community Picnic Everything is coming together for the 32nd many acts to be performing on center stage: Annual Bellevue Community Picnic scheduled Roux du Bayou Cajun Band. Playing authentic for Saturday, May 16th, in Red Caboose Park Cajun/Zydeco/Swamp music native to southern from 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM. Louisiana, their high-energy style gets them The Bellevue Chamber of Commerce is repeated engagements at a variety of quality very excited to have as our Grand Marshall venues across the Southeast and Midwest. Band this year, Joe Elmore, Show Host & Producer. leader Paul Gregoire also plays accordion as a As host of Tennessee Crossroads, Joe Elmore sub on the Grand Ole Opry with Cajun Opry has taken viewers to meet interesting people star Jimmy C. Newman. and explore fascinating out-of-the-way places As always, we promise to have great food, in his home state. He has been involved with artisans, children’s crafts, rides, fireworks, and the Emmy-award winning series since its wonderful entertainment! beginning in 1987. Joe also wears another hat, Stay tuned for more updates on the special that of producer and co-host of Horsepower music, attractions, rides and programs planned TV on Spike TV. for the Picnic or log on to www.bellevuepicnic. We are also pleased to announce one of the com for more details!
  6. 6. 6 Interior Design Help! I’m Shrinkin’ Let’s Go Green! Deciphering the “Doctor Code” By Deidre Carver, Interior Designer and ozone depleting By Dr. Steve Olivas mind, the reality is that Interior Designer, Allied ASID contaminates. An they are pretty similar Interiors by Decorating Den added bonus to using nowadays. At the risk of being low-VOC paint is thrown out of the fraternity, By the way, if a that you can move I figured a crash course on professional uses the Everywhere you look someone back into the room term “Psychologist,” is talking about “going green”. the different kinds of mental the same day you health “Doctors” would be in it means they have Almost every shelter magazine I paint. earned a doctorate and pick up is focused on green design order. I am often asked about Five years ago, the distinctions between are licensed as such and those “green” shopping bags by their state. The are everywhere. But what exactly most people didn’t these professionals because know what “being unless you are already in word Psychologist is a does it mean to “go green”? protected, legal term. green” meant. Now ‘the biz,’ it can be very It is easier then you may think. we have hybrid cars confusing. Sorta like, you can’t Most people have a preconceived and homes that produce enough energy legally call yourself idea that living green is difficult and Doctors come in three a “Dentist” unless on their own that they could run a small garden varieties, with a few beyond their abilities (or desires). You town. You too can now be green with designated as such don’t have to give up luxury to help stragglers thrown in for good by the state licensing these simple ideas and know that you measure. We’ll hit the high save the planet, just make a few simple are helping to save our environment board. changes. You may actually be green points, and I’ll cover other professionals one repurposed piece of furniture at in a later column. Even though it may be fun from time and not even know it. a time. to time. Recycling is a great way to start. No, The top of the food chain is occupied by If you need help with repurposing Psychiatrists, who hold a medical degree I will give a brief footnote here: “School I don’t mean your garbage, I mean your and redecorating your home, give Psychologists” are able to use the term furniture. Repurposing pieces that you (M.D.). These are physicians who prescribe Interiors by Decorating Den a call. We medication, and tend not to dabble in Psychologist, but are not necessarily already have rather than tossing them can guide you in the right direction to doctors. They typically hold a Master’s in a landfill is recycling. If you are therapy. Typically, a good Psychiatrist will taking your home green. recommend their patients work with an Degree, and are experts in testing and thinking about getting rid of evaluation of children in school settings. an old piece of furniture outside therapist to give their problems a you are tired of, first look one-two punch: medication plus personal The third “Doctor” category belongs to a and see if it can be used therapy (the best course of treatment for group whose members DO hold a doctoral somewhere else in your many mental health issues). degree in Psychology, but are either in the home. An old book shelf Next are the Psychologists. Psychologists process of going through licensure, or are could find a new home hold either a PsyD or a PhD, and the having difficulty passing the requirements in your garage to hold difference between the two is not as subtle (like a lawyer having trouble passing the flower pots and gardening as you would think. Bar Exam).Believe it or not, the procedure tools. An old chair in for credentialing Psychologists is actually PsyD programs are geared toward pretty rigorous. the den maybe perfect training their students to become therapists; in your guest room. If it i.e., the focus of their training tends to Finally, the stragglers. There is a subset doesn’t match perfectly, be therapeutic technique, theory, and of “Doctors” who hold a doctorate… reupholstering it is always practice. And while PsyDs have not been but in a subject other than Psychology. an option. Don’t be afraid as numerous as PhDs in the past, they have In other words, they may have a to paint an old dresser or been closing the gap. The past 10-15 years Doctorate in Philosophy or Theology or cut the legs off of a shelf has seen a dramatic increase in the number Counselor Education, but because of the to make the piece perfect of licensed PsyDs. protected term, cannot call themselves a for its new home. And if Psychologist. you cannot find a place PhD programs were developed not only to train students to become therapists, So, these folks will use a term such as for it in your home, see if Counselor, Therapist, Psychotherapist, someone you know could but also scientists. The main thrust of these programs fluctuates from school Pastoral Counselor, or Family Therapist use it. Don’t forget there (there are a few others) to describe is always Goodwill. to school, as some lean more heavily toward “scientist,” and others more themselves professionally. They may be Painting a room used to toward “therapist.” As a result, there tends fine therapists, and be licensed as a mental mean polluting your home to be a split in the relative strengths of health practitioner by the state, but their with hazardous vapors and graduates. license is at the Master’s Degree level fumes. Today most paint instead of Doctoral. manufactures offer low- Even among PhD Psychologists however, there are sub-categories. Whew… not easy stuff. I hope this helps VOC and zero-VOC paints For your own personal decorator, answer some questions about who we are. and finishes. VOC (volatile organic contact INTERIORS by Decorating Confused yet? Let me know if you have others. compounds) can continue emitting in Den at 800-DEC-DENS or Your Psychologist may hold a degree your home for years after you paint. in Clinical Psychology or Counseling You may email Steve for By using a low-VOC paint you can Making the world more beautiful, Psychology. And while these two degrees questions or comments at help clean up the air in your home one room at a time. were developed with different goals in and help reduce landfill, groundwater
  7. 7. 7 Hickman Happenings If you think there’s nothin’ Dr. Cher of Chestnut Hill Ranch Bed & going to be implementing some of these happenin’ in Hickman County…. Breakfast contacted me to tell me about new ideas shortly. Some tours are being listen up!! a luncheon they are having on April 4th. planned for The Grinder Switch Hour on Sponsored by the Chamber, this will be a Saturdays, as well as to Tarkington’s Store roast honoring Neil Jobe, a local drug and to enjoy the food and music. This is a By Colleen Ray alcohol volunteer and all proceeds will great way for us to showcase our talent and The first day of spring has come and benefit the Charlie Garner Scholarship culture to those outside our area. Bravo! gone, and it’s looking good out there! My Fund. For more information contact Speaking of talent, Clay Harris’ recent husband even had to touch up the “front Nancy at 729-5774. She also told me that production of “I See You” was a hit and 40” with the mower! That’ll be his only the threatened species chicks she recently I can tell you first hand that he is a gifted chance to do that this year since when purchased are doing well. All 26 should man. Next is “Market” April 16-18. This mowing season comes, I love spending be fully feathered by August. is a dinner theatre and your ticket gets you hours on that mower just talking with Easter egg hunts were indoors in a great meal from The Farmhouse plus the special music from 1861-1865. Officer God and enjoying His handiwork. Such Connecticut, but you had to keep count show! Clay is also working on the Hickman Call is 1:30, Inspection 2:30 and the a blessing! because if you didn’t find them all, they Heritage Music Festival scheduled for May Skirmish at 3:00. On Sunday enjoy the The Great American Clean Up is sure got to smelling bad after a while! Not 16. To participate in this, or for theatre Authentic Church Service at 10:00 am, underway and in the first 3 hours more to worry at the annual Easter egg hunt at tickets, please call 729-5130. with Officer Call at 12:30, Inspection at than 15,000 pounds of debris and the Ag Fairgrounds on April 11th at 1:00 1:15 and the Skirmish at 2:00. All of these Get ready for the big event at Riverfront recycling was brought to the dump! This pm. This event, sponsored by the Civitans events are FREE to the public…just bring Park on April 25-26. The Skirmish of is a great opportunity for some non-profits draws a huge crowd and it’s better to stand your lawn chairs. For more information Centerville on the Duck River, sponsored to win money for their organizations, behind the starting line than in front for the call 931-670-5541. by the Sons of Confederate Veterans Col. and I applaud them for participating, start!. Bring your baskets and enjoy! Jack Moore Camp #559 and the Ladies Call me at (931) 729-7068 or email me but really, 15,000 pounds in the first 3 The Judy Randall Tourism workshops Auxiliary of Confederate Belles is well at to share your hours???? Seems to me we could all do will be continuing in Linden on April on its way to being a fun-filled day for all. tidbits and tales. God Bless you and I’ll a better job throughout the year picking 16th at 8:00 am. The folks from Hickman On Saturday come see the Victorian Rose be talking to ya’ll! up after ourselves! County who have been attending are now Parade of Fashions Show at noon with An Invitation One Week Pass Restrictions Apply Take Your Providing the vaccinations YOU need Out on us! Plans as low as to stay healthy for work, school, world travel and everyday life! $29.99 Family plans as low as Travel Vaccines Simple blood tests -12 injections for energy skin tests $54.99 Newly renovated Pneumonia vaccine Tetanus/Diphtheria boosters childcare Zostavax (Shingles) Gardasil (HPV) Yellow Fever Fall/Winter Flu shots Walk in! No appointment needed except for Yellow Fever. FREE Employee Wellness Clinics for groups of 10 or more! 7062 Highway 70 South Nashville, TN 37221 615.662.8989 7648 Hwy 70 South #15 Nashville, TN. 37221 615-469-7413
  8. 8. 8 EuroBronz Tanning Run On Jane Studio Is “A Shade Great Gift Idea Above the Rest” This week I’d like to write about a super cool device (a great gift idea for those of us with parents in their 60’s and older) dust…until now! The Digital Film and Slide Converter (available online and at certain electronic stores) will take your Continued from page 1 that my husband picked up. Now I am not 35 mm negatives (remember those?) or going to start writing articles on cool new these precious slides and convert them process works. Each client products and my take on them, but this into digital files where you can email, receives an in-depth consultation was such a neat thing that I had to share! save to a CD or store on your C drive to map out the safest and most For about fifty bucks, my husband bought all of those memories from years past. effective tanning routine for their a Film and Slide converter. Yes…slides! You can even rework them with a photo individual needs. If you don’t know what a slide is, I would finishing software program or edit as “Clients can choose their level imagine that you were born after 1975 well! This product is easy to use if of tanning based on a variety of different beds that have different and I now feed a bit aged! My parents you are not techno challenged and well ranges of UVA and UVB wave had one of those carousel slide holders worth the spend. This is probably one lengths,” Hemphill explains. “We with a projector that would present their of the best gifts to get for your parents offer high pressure facials — 100 timeless photos and memories onto a if you can’t think of anything other than percent UVA for faces — as well large pull down screen for all of us to the same old tie or cooking gadget for a as beds that talk to you, beds with see. If they took the time to drag all of gift! Want to make the gift even better? built-in speakers and MP3 player the apparatus out of the attic, you can bet Convert the pictures for them! That less that what it would normally cost in a connections, beds with aroma therapy and spa,” he notes. that all of us kids were going to sit and is certainly a memory that they will beds with aqua mist. The benefits of maintaining a tan are watch those memories with a smile and remember forever! “The industry has really gotten high-tech both tangible and intangible, according a lot of patience! Well what happened in recent years.” to the studio owner. “Studies show that to those slides and memories? They EuroBronz offers different levels of If you have any questions for ultraviolet light causes an increase in the amenities within a price range of $18.88 are back in the attic where most likely Jane, please send your question production of ‘feel good’ chemicals in the to $68 per month. Top of the line beds are they will remain in a box and collect to! brain called dopamine and serotonin. It also equipped with four high-pressure facials, increases the production of bone-building 56 160-watt canopy and bench lamps, 13 vitamin D. And we’ve had dermatologists spaghetti lamps over the shoulders and refer psoriasis patients for the benefits of include aroma therapy, aqua mist and a ultraviolet light with increased UVB.” built-in sound system. Sessions last only Hemphill further points out that when 10 minutes. people feel good about themselves, other, The studio offers spacious rooms in less tangible benefits may be experienced. a sleek urban atmosphere, and each is “If someone believes they look better with a climate-controlled so clients stay cool and tan, they will have increased self-confidence, comfortable during their sessions. they’ll enjoy improved relationships, “We have lots of clients who come in perform better in interviews and just over their lunch hour,” Hemphill points generally portray a sense of well-being.” out, “because sessions range from just 10 to EuroBronz does not require membership fees or contracts, and has packages available for purchase by the minute or unlimited monthly visits. “Even in a down economy, people want to feel good about themselves,” notes Hemphill. “The tanning industry was actually started 15 minutes.” Appointments may be made, in a recession.” but walk-ins are welcome. He says there is The three owners of EuroBronz — little to no wait time at the new Nashville Hemphill, Stephanie Lannom and Sharon West location. Clark — are long-term players and are EuroBronz also offers the latest excited about opening the new Nashville technology in ultraviolet spray tanning. West studio. “Expenses are less, there’s a “This offers a tan with a nice even skin greater pool of talented employees to draw tone and includes moisturizers for a from, and the convenient location next to simultaneous skin conditioning,” Hemphill I-40 can’t be beat,” Lannom says. explains. EuroBronz is open seven days a week. The studio also offers skin care lotions Hours are from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. Monday to traditional tanners, and even has spa through Friday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Saturday treatments available in the My Myst booth. and from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Sunday. For “Clients can enjoy exfoliating treatments, more information, visit them on the web at skin firming treatments and skin revitalizing or call 356-5022. treatments in just minutes, and for much
  9. 9. 9 Pets 101 BOOST Your Life Keep Your Cat Wheat vs White Green and Happy By Jon Sexton Most people, even those who are picky eaters, like bread. And that’s good, because of wheat bread. A high fiber diet is recommended for most people. Spring is on the horizon and we are all * Avoid creating a home for fungus and other bread, and grains in general, make up a big thinking about eco-friendly ways to refresh our nasty organisms. Make sure your cat has fresh Remember that ‘wheat’ breads that do homes, especially as Earth Day approaches. water and food daily to eliminate potential part of the Food Guide Pyramid. But what not say that they are ‘whole wheat’ are a disease, insect or other pest infestations. Also, kind of bread should you choose? There are mixture of enriched white flour and whole If you are one of the more than 38 million cat- so many choices, including white bread, owning households in the U.S. you may want filtered tap water is better for both you and wheat flour, and so will likely have less fiber your cat because you aren’t throwing a plastic wheat bread, honey wheat bread, etc. than whole wheat breads. ‘Whole wheat’ to rethink how you care for Fluffy, both to be more environmentally friendly and to protect bottle away or potentially giving your pet First, you should look at the nutritional will be listed as the first ingredient if the your cat’s health. contaminents from the bottle. values of different breads when you bread is made from 100% whole wheat. * Recycle household items by turning them decide which bread to buy for your family. But white breads often have more calcium, “We love our pets, and just as we work to make our lives environmentally sensible, we into play toys. Take the rope out of your Although many things are similar for especially if they are made with milk, than can adopt ‘greener’ pet care habits to better care drawstring pants, and you can have kitty different types of bread, such as: wheat breads. However, many different for our pets’ health and environment,” says Jill jumping, leaping and pouncing for hours. Roll • C a l o r i e s - u s u a l l y a b o u t kinds of wheat bread are now fortified with Cordes, host of America’s first broadband pet up a pair of gloves into a tight ball, and she’ll 40-70 calories per slice calcium too. Bread as an extra source of be trying to dig it out from under the couch channel • Total Fat - 0.5-1g calcium is good if your child doesn’t drink every time you turn your back. If you decide In addition to everyday eco-sensible habits • Cholesterol - 0mg much milk or eat other dairy products. to replace carpet somewhere in your house, you might be adopting for yourself, like buying keep a couple of scraps and attach them to • Sodium - 90-130mg So what kind of bread should you organic food and shopping with reusable bags, boards for her to roll on, scratch and climb. • Protein - 1.5-3g choose? Cordes suggests following some simple pet care Just remember, snuggle time on your lap is • Iron - 4-8% practices this spring, just in time for Earth Day The Winner, whole-wheat bread! It offers probably her favorite -- and most eco-friendly There can be big differences in the on April 22: -- time spent during the day. amount of fiber and calcium that different a large nutritional advantage over white bread. 100% whole wheat bread fortified * Cats love to clean themselves, and it’s a Courtesy of ARAcontent breads have. And whole wheat breads good idea to keep your pet’s environment with calcium would likely be the most usually have more vitamin B6, vitamin E, healthy choice. clean and gentle. Replace traditional pet care magnesium, folic acid, copper, zinc, and and cleaning products that may contain harsh manganese. However, many white breads Reading the nutrition label can help chemicals with gentle, all-natural products. are fortified with these vitamins. you find healthy bread. Just be careful * Keep your kitty’s tummy happy as well. when comparing labels that you check the In general, 100% whole wheat/whole serving size. Some breads list 2 slices as the Added hormones or pesticides aren’t good grain breads have more fiber than white for you to eat, so why do you think they’d be serving size, while others list just 1. Since bread or other breads made with wheat the amount of calcium and fiber is listed good for your cat? When shopping, look for flour, although some many white breads per serving size, 2g of fiber may be for 2 pet food that is natural and organic. have almost as much fiber as many kinds slices or just 1. * Eliminate odors in your spring-fresh house and choose eco-sensible kitty litter, For more information or questions about this article visit like Arm & Hammer Essentials Clumping Cat or call 615.662.8989. Litter. It’s made with natural biodegradable corn fibers, which are a renewable resource and sensible for the environment. Plus, it’s formulated with Arm & Hammer Baking Soda, which naturally prevents litter box odors. Visit www.armandhammeressentials. com/litter.aspx to learn more. Hickman County’s Student Athletes of the Week Hickman County East Hickman County High School High School D.J. Key Erica Winfrey A senior at Hickman County Erica is a senior at East High School, D.J. Key earned Hickman County High School a 3.75 GPA and has been and will serve as this year’s awarded a football scholarship Salutatorian having earned a to UT Chattanooga for the fall. GPA of 3.96. For two years she He served as team captain for has played volleyball, softball both HCHS football where he and basketball and has served was named All-State, and for as basketball team captain for HCHS basketball where he both years. Erica was also scored 1000 points this year. named to both the All-District Tournament and All-Academic basketball teams.