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JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2019

Love is in the air! Whether you’re expressing warmth for a significant other, your children, or a furry friend, displaying affection is endearing and good for the soul. Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching, and if you’re trying to plan a show-stopping day of romance and thrills, kudos to you! Show your darling they matter the most with our creative ways to razzle and dazzle them and let them know you’ve put thought and effort into making the day worthwhile.

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JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2019

Always a creative person, Joanie Conoly says finding her life’s work has been a long process. And while her biggest blessing in life and greatest accomplishment is being a mother to her three children, Eleanor, 7, Charlie, 4, and Margaret, 2; rediscovering her love of painting came at the perfect time in her life.

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JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2019

Fitness:
Club Pilates
If you’re looking to increase your overall health through strength, flexibility, coordination and endurance without much risk of injury, Club Pilates is the perfect place for you. The motto “Do Pilates. Do Life.” speaks to how this exercise method, an art of control over your body, mind, and muscles, can improve your everyday life. 

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JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2019

Spiritual growth is an important part of living a full, rewarding life. Are you increasing in love? In joy? In patience? Or are you in need of emotional healing or a support group but don’t know where to start? Realizing we aren’t alone and knowing we are safe and in a supportive environment allows us to begin to feel comfortable sharing our feelings and life circumstances. There are several support groups, Bible studies, programs and small groups available that will strengthen your spiritual walk and support you making the journey of life a little more fulfilling.

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JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2019

With busy lives, it can be hard to find time to volunteer, but the benefits are enormous. Volunteering offers vital help to people in need, worthwhile causes, and the community, but the benefits can be even greater for you, the volunteer. Serving others can help you reduce stress, combat depression, keep you mentally stimulated, and provide a sense of purpose. It doesn’t always have to involve a long-term commitment or take a huge amount of time out of your busy day. Giving in even the most simple ways can help others and improve your health and happiness. Here are a few of our favorite organizations that might tug at your heartstrings and encourage you to get involved.

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JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2019


Imagine that instead of just turning on a tap or opening a bottle for a drink of water you had to haul water from sources outside your home—sources that are often dirty and filled with bacteria. What if the very water that should be life-giving has the potential to make you very ill or even cause your death? Most of us have a hard time picturing ourselves in that situation, but for so many people across the globe, that is their reality. One organization, Filter of Hope, is working to change that reality by sharing clean water and the love of Christ with those that need it most.

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JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2019

On November 3-4, The Alabama Dance Theatre presented spectacular performances of “Dracula,” a ballet to die for, and “Mistletoe” featuring “Favorite Dances of Christmas,” all accompanied by full houses, thunderous applause, and standing ovations. The night before, a special “sneak peak” production and reception was held for military and first responders.

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JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2019

Hampstead’s Lido Event Space was the perfect venue for many who found their happy “medium” at the inaugural Alabama Emerging Artists Show on December 7 and 8. The show featured nine talented emerging artists from our great state, and several from right here in Montgomery.

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JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2019

The Krewe of Athenians hosted its 69th annual ball on Saturday, December 8, 2018 at the Convention Center at the Renaissance Hotel. This elegant event featured a “Triple Crown” theme to celebrate the royal legacy of the current queen, Mary Elmore DeMott, daughter of Dr. Miles Lamar DeMott and Elmore Inscoe DeMott, the Queen of Athenians in 1988. Her grandmother, Elmore Bartlett Inscoe, was the first of the three Athenians crowns in 1960.

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JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2019

Hundreds of River Region citizens gathered to show support for the area’s premier therapeutic riding facility, known as MANE, at the 10th annual “Raise the Roof” Seafood Celebration on Thursday, October 25th. MANE serves area children, adults and veterans who have physical, cognitive, emotional and developmental disabilities using equine-assisted activities. All labor and fabulous seafood, which was freshly prepared in MANE’s Poarch Creek Arena, was completely donated by Wintzell’s Oyster House, courtesy of owners Bob and Buffy Donlon from Mobile. Baptist Health, MAX Credit Union, and Spire Energy (formerly Alagasco) sponsored the event. Toes tapped to country music favorites from the Trotline Band as guests dined, mingled and made new acquaintances.

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