Jul 22, 2014
Diane James

Escape Day Spa and Salon Gift Card Sweepstakes

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Jul 22, 2014
Linda Reed

Saddle Up fundraiser set for July 31

The annual Saddle Up fundraiser benefiting MTSU’s Ann Campbell Early Learning Center Thursday, July 31.

“Saddle Up” gets underway at 6:30 p.m. that evening at the MTSU Foundation House, located at 324 W. Thompson Lane next to the university’s Tennessee Miller Coliseum.

Funds raised at this year’s event will be used to continue expanding services at the ACE Learning Center, which is Rutherford County’s only community- and center-based program serving very young children, including those with special needs. The center was formerly known as Project Help and was renamed last spring to honor its founder, the late MTSU special education professor Ann Campbell.

For only $50 per ticket, guests can show off their favorite jeans, boots and cowboy hats while they enjoy a Western-themed evening with barbecue from Bob’s BBQ, beer donated by Mayday Brewer and wine from Stones River Total Beverage.

Guests will be treated to live music from Rhythm Kitchen as well as a “step repeat” with Cynthia Jones Photography at Studio C. “Saddle Up” also will include a silent auction featuring spa packages, golf excursions, gift baskets and cards, cookware, trips to the Nashville Zoo, a hosted holiday party and more.

For information on sponsoring the event and tickets, contact Saddle Up Chair Lindsey Fournier at lindsey.fournier@gmail.com.

Previous “Saddle Up” events have helped the program grow into new classroom space and offer services to older children. The center’s ultimate goal is to operate a one-stop wrap-around educational and therapeutic center for families in Middle Tennessee.

Founded in 1983, the nonprofit ACE Learning Center provides inclusive classes for children ages 3 months to kindergarten, where little ones with developmental delays play and learn with those who are developing typically. A “prep” program helps 3-, 4- and 5-year-olds get ready for public school.

The center also provides home-based services for families of children from birth to age 3 who have developmental delays. It’s affiliated with the Tennessee Early Intervention System and provides hands-on learning experiences for MTSU and Motlow State Community College’s Nursing Program students who work with the children and staff.

Grants from the Tennessee Department of Education through Early Intervention Services and the United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties partially fund the ACE Learning Center’s work. Dozens of community organizations and businesses also provide the center with much-needed equipment, toys and consumable items every year.

Tickets also are available by calling the ACE Learning Center at 615-898-2458. For up-to-the-minute details on “Saddle Up” 2014, including photos of the center’s children and the silent-auction items, visit http://ow.ly/zfkIy. Learn more about the center anytime at www.mtsu.edu/acelearningcenter.

Jul 22, 2014
Candice Warner

How to behave in a luxury hotel

I have no trouble handling any of this. I am a talented sleeper, with
widely-acknowledged gifts in the matter of sitting round pools, sipping in
bars and eating free meals in alfresco restaurants. A childhood in Preston,
Lancashire prepared me early for the rigours of extreme leisure. Not so my
wife, whom I rescued from a French farming life some years ago. A subsequent
career as teacher and children’s author scarcely fitted her for the finer
things in life.

In our early days in top hotels, she would make the bed and dust, to ease the
chambermaid’s burden. She would thank everyone for everything – and draft
replies to the printed notes of welcome from the hotel manager. She’s better
now – so that, as we toured the gardens at the Mas de Pierre she didn’t
offer to do any dead-heading. Nor did she lean into our car, to show the
voiturier how the gears worked.

Even so – as we pored over the pre-arrival form, deciding what flowers we
wanted, what music and which newspapers should be loaded onto the IPad, and
whether we wished the staff to be “Discreet” or “Private” – she did fix me
with a stare and say: “This isn’t for us; we’ll be out of our depth.”

“Nonsense,” I cried. “You’re talking to a man who once interviewed Jeffrey
Archer. I know my way around the higher echelons. Follow me.” And so she
did. On the way, however, I reminded her of the elementary rules for
tackling five-star hotels. These may be useful as your own holidays get
under way. They are as follows:

* Walk in as if you own the place: Brad and Angelina don’t sneak into places,
smiling apologetically. They stride in, bristling with entitlement. Do the
same. The Mas-de-Pierre may have employed almost all the polite people
available on the Côte-d’Azur but, if they were so startlingly fantastic,
they’d be on our side of the reception desk, we’d be on theirs and we’d be
serving them. And, let us be honest, standing outside a hotel, usually in
uniform, to open the car doors of arriving guests is not the sort of
extraordinary performance which need generate awe, applause or the exchange
of coinage. And, if you’re going to give a bloke a tenner for, say, hailing
you a taxi, how much should you tip the heart surgeon? (“Here you are, doc;
buy yourself a small house.”)

* Though usually polite (see above), five star staff are not your friends:
However much she smiles, the person cleaning your bathroom or bringing your
pina colada is doing it for money. It’s not because she likes you. You’re
going to get a very big bill. No need, therefore, to invite her back to your
home the following year.

* Careful whom you bump into: Five-star hotels are full of nobodies – but also
the occasional somebody. The latter need treating with circumspection.
Stumbling in the lobby of the Hotel Negresco in Nice, my rather small wife
bumped into, and almost felled, an even smaller Chinese lady. This turned
out to be the wife of the then prime minister of China. Yeti-sized Chinese
fellows in crazily tight suits suddenly emerged from all quarters. I thought
we were in for a lifetime’s re-education somewhere remote in Guangdong
province. Only desperate sign language convinced all concerned that this had
been a trip rather than an attempted coup-d’état.


Careful whom you bump into… (Picture: Alamy)

* But do wallow in it: The central irony of five-star hotels is that, for
those who can afford them regularly, they’re no big deal. They merely
reproduce the luxury and service standards to which the wealthy are
accustomed wherever they go, home or elsewhere. The people they really pay
off for are the rest of us, who only get a shot at these kind of lodgings
once in a while. If then. So, while remaining apparently blasé, take full
advantage. I have rarely recently been happier than, champagne glass in
hand, strolling the classical gardens of a fab hill-topping Italian spot
near Bergamo, walking to the edge – and looking down to see how the rural
working classes were getting on. Sitting at the baby grand piano in the
second salon of my suite at the Athénée Plaza in Paris also promoted a sense
of profound well-being. (Should you wish to follow suit, incidentally, note
that the Plaza re-opens next Friday, August 1, after a 10-month refurb.)


Do wallow in it…. (Picture: Alamy)

* No excess, mind: … unless you’re so famous that you can get away with it.
Michael Jackson springs to mind. In a Riviera hotel, he had one room turned
into a dance studio and another into a kitchen for his private chef. He
would wander out at night disguised – occasionally as a hooker. We may
imagine the double surprise of potential clients. Then again, most of us are
not Michael Jackson; excess leaves us looking boorish. Or Russian.

* Reading material: Luxury hotel bedrooms are the only places you find
magazines with titles like £connexion or (A)musebouche4. They comprise ads
for Cartier, Dolce Gabbana and Dior, intercut with articles about
spa-resorts on Wallis and Futuna promoted by a fellow who’s made a fortune
designing cutting-edge sarongs. He wears flowing white robes and uses only
renewable resources. The article will inspire you to travel to WF to
shoot him. Don’t. Simply hurl the magazine into the bin..

* Tipping: Again, don’t. Doormen and barmen in these places are richer than
you or me. No use in patronising them. I now leave nothing, and they’re
clearly appreciative.

* Le Mas-de-Pierre, St Paul-de-Vence (0033 493 590059; lemasdepierre.com.
Doubles in the Bastide-des-Fleurs from £300; elsewhere in the hotel, from
£158).

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Jul 22, 2014
Susan Long

Single Seater Man Joins Defending Champions for Spa 24 Run

Single seater driver Jazeman Jaafar will start his first 24 hour race this weekend as he joins HTP Motorsport’s line-up for the Total 24 Hours of Spa.

The Malaysian driver, in the middle of his second season in Formula Renault 3.5 will be part of the three car line-up entered into the race by HTP Motorsport confirmed alongside Germans Maximilian Gotz and Maximilian Buhk in the team’s #86 Mercedes SLS AMG GT3.

All three cars will contest the Pro Cup class, the premier class in the Blancpain Endurance Championship as HTP seek to retain the crown won last year by the combination of Bernd Schneider, Gotz and Buhk, who went on to win the series’ drivers’ championship.

In contrast to his teammates for the event Jaafar has no endurance racing experience, though he will start the Spa-Francorchamps weekend (July 23-27) following a successful test with the team in recent weeks.

“Racing in a new discipline will be good experience for me and sharing a car with two race winners will be an advantage and a great opportunity for me to learn from seasoned professionals,” said Jaafar. “I really enjoyed testing the car a couple of weeks back. It’s quite different than driving a single seater as there’s much less downforce but the grip levels are good and I was impressed with the torque of the SLS, now I’m keen to race.”

He continued; “A 24 hour race will bring new challenges for me, particularly racing in different weather conditions at different times of the day and night. It will also be the largest grid I’ll have been racing with, at around 60 cars, so this is another dimension for me with the different classes and speed of cars and top manufacturers such as Audi, Bentley, Aston Martin, BMW, McLaren and many more.”

New to endurance racing Jaafar is, at least, familiar with the Spa circuit having raced at the Belgian track as he moved up through the junior formulae of Europe. Earlier this season he stood on the podium during the FR3.5 meeting.

“Jazeman did not need long to settle in to our SLS,” said Gotz. “[He] knows the track from various races in Formula 3 and Formula Renault 3.5 very well. This will be a great race with him.”

www.theCheckeredFlag.co.uk will have full coverage of the Total 24 Hours of Spa weekend, with reports from every session of the weekend before regular updates throughout the race.

Jul 21, 2014
Diane James

Q&A: Attica day spa owner aims to make it All About You

All About You day spa in downtown Attica is all about looking and feeling good.

And that carries over to the building itself. Located at 29 Market St. in the heart of Attica’s downtown business district, the circa 1850 building recently underwent a meticulous renovation that included re-pointing all of its brickwork.

A Lancaster native, owner Julie Slepinski moved to the area in 1999 and bought the building that houses her salon in 2003. Her husband, Wally, grew up in the Cowlesville area.

‘‘I’ve heard conflicting things about the building — that it was once a liquor store or a barbershop. One thing I do know is that it had that horrendous red color and it would be one of the first buildings you see as you come into town!’’ she said.

(EDITOR’S NOTE: The following interview with Julie Slepinski was conducted by news editor Dirk Hoffman July 17 at All About You, 29 Market St., Attica.)

How did the grant for the building renovation come about?

It was though a program called New York Main Street Program. Attica worked on the grant process for four years with an architect from Perry, Rick Hauser. In the first round, we lost out on funding by a point. Then we did it again and we got $228,000 so the money will be distributed between about a dozen local businesses. I sat on that board and helped review all of the grant applications, except for my own of course.

What did you want to accomplish with your building?

I wanted to have all my pointwork redone. My bricks were getting to the point where some of them were starting to crumble. They came through and kind of used a power wash to remove all of the red paint and then they grounded out each individual brick. It took them about a month. They started in early March, but had to stop when the weather was bad. My goal was to get rid of all of the red and try to show the original brick color. It wound up looking beautiful. And now it should be around for another 100 years.

What prompted you to go into business for yourself?

I’ve been a nail technician since 1999 and worked for a couple of different nail businesses. I needed the flexibility and I knew I was making the owners money. Most of the places, you’re a renter. You go in and pay a certain amount of money to rent your spot. But I wanted to own my own building. I knew in the long run it would be the best way financially to go because you eventually pay your mortgage off. My hours are by appointment. I’m usually here two to three days a week. When the kids were little, I never had to miss anything. I could always work my schedule around them.

It seems as though the idea of getting a mani/pedi has really taken off recently or has it always been that way?

No, not at all. When I first started in 1999, mostly what I did was tons of acrylic nails, which are the fake nails. My business was mainly that and I really didn’t care for it because of the smell. It is very stinky and very dusty. When I was in school I always liked doing the natural nails — the manicures and the pedicures. Nowadays, that is what I do. I don’t do any acrylic nails anymore except for two old-time clients who won’t give it up. But other than that, I do all natural manicures and pedicures and I also have a lot of male clients. It tends to be older gentlemen. They get to the point where they can’t see, bend, etc., to be able to take care of their nails. I also get couples come in that are in their 80s.

Anything new that your offer?

Well, in 2012 I went back and got my waxing license. Body waxing is an up-and-coming service — always for the ladies, but there are always men who like to have their backs or chests waxed.

What’s popular right now?

At this time of year, it’s pedicures. As soon as the weather changes where you can start wearing sandals, pedicures bloom. One week I did 16 pedicures in a two-day timeframe.

But mani/pedis are not just a vanity issue?

No, I do have clients that come all year long. They are typically people that have problems with their feet such as ingrown toenails or cracked heels. Your nails and your hair grow faster when it is warmer. I have one client who comes every three weeks this time of year and she’ll say ‘Julie, I know when it’s time to see you because the sheets hurt my feet.’’ You know, the pressure inside your shoe, that happens too.

You also have retail items for sale?

Yes, all of my items are made in the United States. One of my most popular items is the Oka•B sandals that are made in Buford, Georgia. They are made out of recycled plastic. They are a great sandal. They were showcased on Oprah and Dr. Oz said they are the only sandal you should ever wear because they have arch support. Most flip-flops don’t have anything good for your feet so a lot of clients who can’t wear flip-flops will buy a pair of those.

You are always on the lookout for unique items?

Yes, we travel up north a lot to the Adirondacks and Thousand Islands so I am always looking. I brought purses back from a little town called Childwold in the ADK. There is a retiree from Kodak there who makes all these leather purses, which is kind of neat. The leather comes from Maine and they are all handmade. I also brought some jewelry back from Cranberry Lake and some baskets from a little town called Natural Bridge, which is also on the way up through the ADK on Route 3.

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QUICK TAKE:

FAMILY: Husband, Walter ‘‘Wally,’’; sons, Dillon, 22, and Alec, 14; daughter, Alyssa, 18.

PASTIME: ‘‘We are huge outdoor people so Varysburg suits us well. We love snowmobiling. We have jet skis. We travel a lot to the Adirondacks and Thousand Islands and every year we go to Quebec to snowmobile.’’

FAVORITE FOOD: ‘‘I eat a lot of salad. My favorite food is probably chocolate, but that’s not really food!’’

LAST BOOK READ: Defiant by Alvin Townley.

FAVORITE MUSICIAN: Tom Petty.

DISLIKE: ‘‘When people chew on their nails. Not just because I am a nail tech, but the germ issue, and then they’re touching everything!’’

WYOMING COUNTY’S BEST-KEPT SECRET: ‘‘The tour at Hidden Valley Animal Adventure or Letchworth State Park.’’

Jul 21, 2014
Nancy Keller

Reynolds Retreat, Basted House in Borough Green opens doors for visitor tours

A new £8 million luxury retreat and health spa is welcoming visitors to its open days.

The Reynolds Retreat, set in 16 acres of parkland grounds at historic Basted House in Borough Green, is open to visitors for tours. 

The new health club is the vision of former Kent ballet dancer Emma Reynolds and husband Jason who have successfully run health clubs, spas and dance academies in the county for 20 years.

The Reynolds Retreat infinity pool at the Borough Green development

The couple fell in love with the Victorian country house and grounds, which they have transformed to offer an impressive 25,000sqft of latest luxurious fitness, thermal spa and treatment facilities.

The house, approached by a sweeping tree-line driveway, was once affiliated to Basted Mill and part of the region’s strong paper-making heritage.

Today it has been carefully restored as part of Emma and Jason’s own brand of health spas and members’ gymnasiums which prides itself on attention to detail and a mission to deliver an environment in which to improve health and fitness.

The opening comes a month after the company was named Large Business of the Year at the KEiBAs.

Reynolds Group Emma Reynolds and Jason Hall pick up the Large Business of the Year award at the KEiBAs with sponsor Jon Cooper of Aon Risk Solutions, right

Emma, who lives in Borden, Sittingbourne, said: “We are always looking to expand and I wanted a site that was big enough for training as well as a fitness spa, I just fell in love with Basted House.” 

Reynolds works with careers centres and schools across the county providing training from basic level up to degree standard. 

Emma added: “We offer a full range of courses and apprenticeships ranging from horticulture, to culinary training and business. We want the opportunities to be inspiring for people. 

“The most important thing for us at Reynolds is passion, so those who train with us and show commitment and love for what they do have the opportunity to continue in employment with us once their course is completed.”

“We feel we have created a club which has broad appeal, whether we receive a member who wants to gain more vitality, kick-start a healthy weight loss programme or simply relax” – Emma Reynolds

The retreat includes a state of the art gymnasium, including a cardio-vascular room with a virtual active system, where members can work out with a virtual experience such as cycling in the Rockies or running in Nevada.

It also provides members the use of a dedicated spinning room, as well as a range of classes such as Body Balance, Bokwa, Pilates and Yoga.

The spa features a chlorine free infinity pool with views over the  park-like grounds, a monsoon shower room, to give a warm tropical rain experience, and an invigorating Scandinavian-style ice fountain.

Emma said: “We feel we have created a club which has broad appeal, whether we receive a member who wants to gain more vitality, kick-start a healthy weight loss programme or simply relax.

“We also want to cater for people who may have an ultimate endurance and fitness goal such as completing a triathalon.”

Tours are being held in the Harrison Road venue on Saturday, July 26, and Sunday July, 27, Saturday, August, 2 and Sunday, August 3 from 10am to 4pm each day.

For more information, visit: www.reynoldsgroup.co.uk

Jul 21, 2014
Linda Reed

YMCA annual dinner, auction Friday

July 21, 2014

YMCA annual dinner, auction Friday

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OTTUMWA — The YMCA’s annual campaign auction and dinner will be held at 5:30 p.m. Friday at the Indian Hills Community College campus cafeteria.

“Monopoly, Fundraiser Edition” begins with a social time, then the silent auction and food court will open at 6 p.m. At 8:30 p.m., the live auction starts. Auction items include golf get-away packages, golf clubs, spa packages, season tickets from several local organizations, trips and gift cards. There will also be many games and raffles to take part in.

All proceeds from the evening’s events will go right back into the community, providing YMCA scholarships for youth and families who wouldn’t be able to afford membership otherwise.

Dinner will be served by the Indian Hills Food Service staff, and in collaboration with the college’s culinary arts department, students will make and auction off some very special desserts.

A limited number of tickets are still available. Go to the front desk at the Ottumwa YMCA or call 641-684-6571.





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Jul 21, 2014
Susan Long

Oman Racing Buoyant Ahead of Spa

The Oman Racing Team are in a buoyant mood ahead of this weekend’s British GT championship meeting at Spa, with the Motorbase Performance–ran team  looking to close the half point gap to third.

The teams main car, the #4 Aston Martin Vantage V12 of Omani Ahmad Al Harthy and long-time driver Michael Caine, currently lay fourth in the standings, half a point off third, and are looking to bounce back after a disappointing round at Snetterton, with the Spa track suting both car and drivers.

“Spa is the best circuit we race on, and one that should be well suited to our car,” said Caine. “Snetterton wasn’t an Aston Martin track, but Spa is much faster and similar in some ways to Silverstone, where we were strong all weekend. I don’t see any reason why we can’t go there and be challenging for the podium.”

The team’s second car, the #5, will this weekend be piloted by regular driver Rory Butcher and, for the second time this season, former BTCC driver Jeff Smith. The pair had a good race last time out in Norfolk, with the duo now aiming for points at Spa.

“We’ve got so much potential! I’ve been to Spa once and Jeff has been there a couple of times and I think we’ll do well there,” said Butcher. “Driving the Aston Martin around Spa will be unbelievable. There are so many fast corners at Spa and the Aston is so good in fast corners. I can’t wait!”

“I’m very much looking forward to my month of Spa! It’s a great circuit with a great atmosphere and to get to go there three times in a month is quite special,” said David Bartrum, Team Principle of the Oman Racing Team. “Testing went well, we think the Aston will go well down at Spa and I’m hoping we’ll get some good results behind us.

 “The one sad part of doing the British GT this weekend is that Bernard Cottrell can’t be with us. I’ve known him for a long time and I’m sure he’s in good hands at the hospital; we all wish him well and hope to see him back at a race track soon. I dare say he’ll manage to find someone to fine me for something in his absence!”

Cottrell, as Bartrum mentioned, won’t be at Spa this weekend, with the British GT race director recently being diagnosed with Leukaemia. All of us here at The Checkered Flag wish Bernhard well in his fight.

Jul 20, 2014
Diane James

Gloss Salon & Day Spa – Omaha World

 

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Open since 2002, we have over 6600 square feet and 2 levels of
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Our size allows us to accommodate parties of all sizes and our
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Gloss Salon Day Spa can be described simply as “the
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Jul 20, 2014
Linda Reed

‘Saddle Up’ July 31 and Rutherford County’s happiest cowpokes a hand


Two of Rutherford County’s finest young wranglers are on the lookout for rustlers and people without tickets to the July 31 “Saddle Up” fundraiser for MTSU’s Ann Campbell Early Learning Center. Photo courtesy of the Ann Campbell Early Learning Cen

Get ready to give some of Rutherford County’s finest young wranglers a hand Thursday, July 31, at the annual “Saddle Up” fundraiser for MTSU’s Ann Campbell Early Learning Center.

“Saddle Up” gets under way at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 31, at the MTSU Foundation House, located at 324 W. Thompson Lane next to the university’s Tennessee Miller Coliseum.

Funds raised at this year’s event will be used to continue expanding services at the ACE Learning Center, which is Rutherford County’s only community- and center-based program serving very young children, including those with special needs. The Center was formerly known as Project Help and was renamed last spring to honor its founder, the late MTSU special education professor Ann Campbell.

For only $50 per ticket, guests can show off their favorite jeans, boots and cowboy hats while they enjoy a Western-themed evening filled with barbecue from Bob’s BBQ, beer donated by Mayday Brewer and wine from Stones River Total Beverage.

Guests will be treated to live music from Rhythm Kitchen as well as a “step repeat” with Cynthia Jones Photography at Studio C. “Saddle Up” also will include a silent auction featuring spa packages, golf excursions, gift baskets and cards, cookware, trips to the Nashville Zoo, a hosted holiday party and more.

For information on sponsoring the event and tickets, contact Saddle Up Chair Lindsey Fournier at lindsey.fournier@gmail.com.

Previous “Saddle Up” events have helped the program grow into new classroom space and offer services to older children. The center’s ultimate goal is to operate a one-stop wrap-around educational and therapeutic center for families in Middle Tennessee.

Founded in 1983, the nonprofit ACE Learning Center provides free early-intervention and family-support services to toddlers with disabilities and developmental delays. Its progressive preschool serves children from 15 months to 3 years old, and a preparatory program for children ranging from 3 years old to kindergarten currently offers a half-day, tuition-only program four days a week.

The center’s staff, which includes more than 150 student volunteers each semester, works with parents through family-support programs that include workshops, one-to-one interactions and informal training seminars.

Grants from the Tennessee Department of Education through Early Intervention Services and the United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties partially fund Project Help’s work. Dozens of community organizations and businesses also provide the center with much-needed equipment, toys and consumable items every year.

Tickets are available by calling the ACE Learning Center at 615-898-2458. For up-to-the-minute details on “Saddle Up” 2014, including photos of the center’s children and the silent-auction items, visit http://ow.ly/zfkIy. You can learn more about the center anytime at http://www.mtsu.edu/acelearningcenter.

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