August 2016

FEATURES

 COVER ART: “Painting Valerie Craig, en plein air” oil, 10”x8” Cheryl Keefer, an award-winning painter from Black Mountain, NC, is a contemporary impressionist whose work is exhibited throughout the Southeast. She paints en plein air from the Appalachians to the lowlands, and beyond. When not painting outdoors Keefer creates large landscapes and cityscapes in her River Arts District Studio in Asheville. A lifelong artist, Keefer holds degrees in Art Education, Art History from The University of Alabama, Birmingham, and Graduate Painting from Virginia Commonwealth University. You may visit her website for more information, www.cherylkeefer.com

COVER ART: “Painting Valerie Craig, en plein air” oil, 10”x8”

Cheryl Keefer, an award-winning painter from Black Mountain, NC, is a contemporary impressionist whose work is exhibited throughout the Southeast. She paints en plein air from the Appalachians to the lowlands, and beyond. When not painting outdoors Keefer creates large landscapes and cityscapes in her River Arts District Studio in Asheville. A lifelong artist, Keefer holds degrees in Art Education, Art History from The University of Alabama, Birmingham, and Graduate Painting from Virginia Commonwealth University. You may visit her website for more information, www.cherylkeefer.com

My Mythic Journey by Mary Lounsbury

Saving Loggerheads by Mary Stair

My Return to Cuba by Marilyn Ball

When Black History Becomes a Very Personal Adventure by Jonna Rae Bartges

Susan’s Next Step: Transforming Lives through Recovery by Jennifer Maurer

Journey Out Journey In: How A Trip To Burnsville Leads To More Adventures by Britt Kaufmann

Citizen Lobbyist Seeks Support from NC Leaders for Federal Action on Climate Change by Laura Lengnick; Photos courtesy Steffi Rausch

Cold Water for Little Trout by Richard L. Bergh

This Great Adventure by Kate Stockman

Answering The Call From Your Wild Heart: Interview with Dominque Warfield by James Navé

I Never Thought I’d Say This by Dawn Starks

A Manifesto on Making Some Room by Angie Mattson Stegall

Adventure Is The Champagne Of Life by Carolyn Lee Peerman

DEPARTMENTS

Opinion

Words From the Editor by Sandi Tomlin-Sutker

CosmiComedy: Really? by Lavinia Plonka

Funny, Isn’t It? by Jeanne Charters

Brewing Up A Storm

Take a Look at Shelby… Yes, Shelby, NC! by Anita Riley

Currency Corner

But Sometimes it is GOOD to be in Debt, Right? by Dawn Starks

Common Sense Health

What the Heck is MTHFR? by Maureen “Mo” McDonnell, RN

Healthy Travel Tips by Dr. Lulu Shimek, ND

Ask The Experts: Choosing A Nutritional Supplement Brand? by Mike Rogers and Bill Cheek of Nature’s Vitamins & Herbs

Empowering Women

Introduction Series Two by Jeanne Crane

Food For Thought

Surprise Yourself & Others: Get Sauced! by Sandy McCall

Minding Her Own Business

Create Your Own Damn Map: Doing Business as a Highly Conscious Entrepreneur by Emma Churchman

Marketing On A Shoestring: 5 Innovative, Effective, and Cheap Ways To Grow Your New Business by Meridith Elliott Powell

Is My Home Office Really Deductible? by Alicia Sisk-Morris

Words By Women

Book Review: “Over the Plain Houses” by Julia Franks by Mary Ickes

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