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Special Feature

NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2018

An idea that originally started out on a Post-it note by Margaret Lowder in 2014 soon became the captivating children’s board book about one dog’s adventures, “Amos Likes to Jump.” Four years later, one board book has morphed into The Amos Book Co., an ever-growing collection of children’s items all based off of the eponymous dog that has been Margaret’s sidekick for the last seven years. Published in 2015, “Amos Likes to Jump” is the first in the series of Amos stories, and teaches young children the value and importance of individuality. Fans of this energetic and amiable character didn’t have to wait long for more Amos adventures, as one year later “Amos Bounces Back, A Tale of Too Much TV” was released. In addition to the second book, The Amos Book Co. also branched out into offering other products, including an Amos coloring and activity book, puzzle and plush toy.

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Socially Seen

NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2018

The Cancer Wellness Foundation held its 3rd annual fundraiser, “Beat the Odds” Casino Night and Drawdown Event, on Thursday, October 18, 2018 at the beautiful Wynlakes Country Club. Natalie Pirnie coordinated all the decorations and lighting in keeping with the casino night theme and in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

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Socially Seen

NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2018

What better way to help fight crime than spending an afternoon on the Robert Trent Jones Golf Course? On October 12, this fundraiser was in full swing with 120 golfers who helped raise money for the Central Alabama CrimeStoppers organization. Program Coordinator Officer Tony Garrett started the tournament over ten years ago, but they really drove it home this year, raising almost $100,000.

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Socially Seen

NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2018

Welle Studio’s 9th annual fashion event was held at the A&P Lofts in Cloverdale on October 16, 2018. This free event featured over 20 female models rocking this season’s fall trends from Welle Studio and sleepwear from Christine’s Feathered Nest. Sara Dogget Evenson, creator and designer of Marie Oliver, was available for a meet-and-greet for all the VIP guests before emceeing the event. The VIP pre-party was held at Vintage Cafe and included hors d’oeuvres, a drink ticket, and a swag bag with goodies and gift cards from Welle Studio and Christine’s Feathered Nest. Festiwelle is one of the most energetic fashion shows in Montgomery and wouldn’t be possible without the incredible ladies who rocked the runway and supporters who came out for the fun night!

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Special Feature

NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2018

When summer weather lasts well into October, it’s hard to turn your thoughts to the holidays. But, they are fast approaching no matter the temperature. With the holiday season comes the search for those perfect gifts for family, friends, and coworkers. One shop in the River Region is happy to help you find just what you need for that special person in your life.

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Socially Seen

NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2018

On the evening of Saturday, September 8 at the Montgomery Country Club, the Merrie Mimics
Mystic Society officially opened the Montgomery Ball season with their 65th annual ball themed “You Can Call Me Zelda.” The Ladies of Merrie Mimics celebrated the 1920s and life of Zelda Fitzgerald, as well as the 100th anniversary of her meeting F. Scott Fitzgerald.

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Socially Seen

NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2018


Runners lined up outside Common Bond Brewers for the second annual 5K Montgomery Mustache Run on September 29th. This fundraiser raises money to support the Jackson Hospital Foundation. Over 300 runners and spectators, many sporting unique mustaches, lined up to help raise awareness of the importance of men’s health. Rich’s Carwash was on site offering free car washes and LAF Game Co. brought out their oversized games to keep kids and adults entertained. Common Bond Brewers provided beer for the event and runners at the finish line. Over $10,000 dollars was raised, which will help to expand medical services and facilities on the hospital campus. 

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Special Feature

NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2018

Imagine a woman picking out a sexy dress to welcome her husband home after a long trip in the 1970s, or putting on the perfect skirt for a sock hop in the 1950s. Vintage clothing is steeped in mystery and history, and learning or dreaming about it is half the charm of wearing it. Tucked away in Eastbrook Flea Market and Antique Mall, Kynard Korner Vintage Boutique holds decades of stories threaded into silk, taffeta and polyester just waiting for the right person to come along and discover them. If you thought Kynard Korner was a thrift store, think again.

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Don't Ask... Doc Tells

NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2018

Coughs, runny noses, fevers, chills, and that don’t-wan- to-get-out-of-bed-season is about to arrive. Cold and flu season are dreaded about as much as prostate exams in my office. Last year was one of the worst flu seasons in recent history, with over 80,000 deaths and over 900,000 hospitalizations in the US. As a physician, I am often asked about my thoughts on the flu shot. Not a season goes by without a phone call from a friend or family member asking me for a Z-Pak or some form of antibiotic. Having a cold or the flu is pretty miserable. It’s time we separate faction from fiction.

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Signed Original

NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2018

As a little girl, Nancy Cooper was a self-proclaimed smartass who enjoyed being creative. One day when she got sent to her room for being a little mouthy, instead of staring at the walls sulking, she went into the garage, found a can of paint and painted her bedroom furniture. “When I was supposed to be doing homework I would draw women’s clothing. It was always when I wasn’t supposed to. I would start coloring with whatever,” she says.

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