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Hope City Counseling

JULY/AUGUST 2016

Pain and suffering are inevitable. Broken relationships, illness or even the death of a loved one can all fall into your life without warning. How you deal with the pain and finally emerge from it can change the course of your future. Two couples in the River Region want to make sure that families and individuals have somewhere to turn when the pain is more than they can handle alone, offering them hope, healing and an empathy that can only be born out of personally being acquainted with grief.

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Hello Baby

MAY/JUNE 2016

In life there are many defining moments - your high school graduation and your wedding day to name a few - both of which are commonly photographed. But is there anything more defining than when you welcome your new baby into the world?

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Vintage Year

MAY/JUNE 2016

Tucked away in the Old Cloverdale entertainment district is a rare gem that has a long history of offering fine dining to the River Region. Vintage Year first opened as the Chophouse at Vintage Year in 1984, and after closing for a season, was reopened by new owners Derk Lyerly and Jud Blount on January 5, 2016. In addition to dropping Chophouse from the name, the owners have also changed the philosophy of the restaurant—creating a new history in the process.

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Beauty in the Eye of the Consumer: Decoding Labels

MAY/JUNE 2016

When it comes to beauty products, there are a few things worth knowing. First, all beauty products don’t have to be approved by the FDA. Another interesting tidbit is the FDA doesn’t have the authority to recall a product. What this means is there is no higher power looking out for us when it comes to what products we purchase and use on our skin. Here are some product tips to help you be a smart consumer.

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UBER... a Brilliant Alternative to the Terrible Taxi

MARCH/APRIL 2016

Most of you are familiar with the term UBER, thanks to the weeks and weeks of city council meetings and media coverage discussing whether or not it would be allowed in our City. It has been picking up steam in cities all over the world and stirring up a bit of controversy with taxi companies, which will ultimately only force the taxi services to step up their game a notch... or three.

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by SMITH

MARCH/APRIL 2016

What do Sharpies, New Orleans and the 1970s have in common? They each played an inspiring role in by SMITH’s vibrant 2016 spring collection. A contemporary women’s line of sophisticated, chic dresses and classic day-to-night separates, by SMITH’s founder and designer Smith Sinrod, 30, is celebrating her thirteenth collection with fresh prints, bold pops of color and softer combinations of easy-to-wear ensembles. Smith, Southern born and raised, has always had a knack for art.

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River Region Facial Plastics presents KYBELLA

JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2016

Dr. Thomas Cawthon and Dr. Michael Bowman established River Region Facial Plastics in Montgomery in 2012. Both physicians are board certified in Ear, Nose, and Throat and Facial Plastic Surgery. They offer a wide variety of services to meet almost any need, including non-surgical options such as Botox® Cosmetic, facial fillers, and chemical peels, and surgical procedures such as facelifts, eyelid surgery, neck liposculpting, ear lobe repair, rhinoplasty, and scar revision. The physicians at River Region Facial Plastics specialize in the latest treatments and cutting edge technology in facial rejuvenation for cosmetic and medical reasons. RSVP spoke to Dr. Cawthon about one of the latest options offered to patients, a product called Kybella™.

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A Quality Frame of Mind

NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2015

In our instant gratification culture, it can be difficult to find people who serve their community with a personal touch. However, one store in Montgomery embodies customer commitment and personalized service—Baker’s Framing & Art. Owned by Jason Baker, Baker’s Framing & Art is located in the Eastbrook Shopping Center on Coliseum Boulevard.

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A Legacy of Love

NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2015

What does it mean to belong? For many adults it can mean being around others who think, believe, or even look like they do—people who accept and appreciate their lifestyle and choices. For a child, it can simply mean having a family who loves them and cares for their needs. Unfortunately, this is not always a reality.

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Our Place Cafe

SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2015

If you look for Wetumpka on I Love Alabama Food’s “100 Dishes to Eat in Alabama Before You Die,” you will find exactly one dish listed—Crab Cakes with dill sauce from Our Place Cafe. The crab cakes may be the star on the menu, but they’re certainly not the only dish that keeps people from the surrounding areas coming back again and again. Whether it’s the Fried Green Tomatoes topped with sautéed shrimp and a green onion remoulade or the Eggplant Delacroix with creamy pasta, shrimp and crab, regular customers have their favorites that never cease to satisfy.

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