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DELL CHILDRENS STORYBOOK GALA
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GIVING DANGEROUSLY FOR ACS
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CHILD ABUSE: WHY DOES IT HAPPEN?
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ELOISE DEJORIA
STORY BY GEOFF KIRSCH
PHOTOS BY BRANDI NELLIS

Success unshared is failure.


John Paul DeJoria, co-founder, Paul Mitchell

HE STARSthat night were big and bright at the


Nobelity Projects Annual Feed the Peace Awards
Dinner this past Feb. 9 at the Four Seasons Austin
but perhaps none bigger and brighter than Austins own Eloise
DeJoria.
Though you may not know Eloise DeJoria by name, you may
recognize her from such movies and TV shows as Weekend at
Bernies, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps and Friday Night
Lights, or as the face of Paul Mitchell hair care products.
But to the countless people whose lives shes touched, Eloise
DeJoria is a dedicated philanthropist and volunteer, deeply
committed to helping her community in Texas and beyond. It
was this Eloise DeJoria and her husband John Paul DeJoria
who, together, received the Nobelity Projects 2014 Ann
Richards Founders Award.
A special evening that funds Nobelity Project film and education initiatives throughout the US and abroadincluding,
but not limited to, re-forestation, clean water, literacy, education and the artsEloise DeJoria and her husband received the
Ann Richards Award for their personal commitment to a better
world. Through their tireless work, the DeJorias have impacted

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Valle de Paz sits on approximately 100-acres of magnificent ranch land on the banks of Fitzhugh Creek
in Hayes County. It is home to 17 species of exotic animals, including Dama gazelle, Arabian oryx,
Blackbuck antelope, Pere David deer and multiple species of geese, to name but a few. Here Eloise
contemplates the magical scene of animals grazing or running freely over acres of open land.

literally millions of lives (in addition to saving countless others


from a bad hair day).
Born and raised in Texas, Eloise DeJoria made her film debut
in Songwriter, starring Willie Nelson. Willie Nelson was also a
past Nobelity Project honoree, and the Feed the Peace Award was
subsequently renamed The Willie, in his honor. The 2014 recipient of The Willie is rock musician and activist Ben Harper.
Following Songwriter, Eloise DeJoria appeared in many feature films and television series, most recently Angels Sing, a 2013
Christmas family drama film adaptation of Nobelity Project cofounder Turk Pipkins 1999 novel When Angels Sing, directed by
Tim McCanlies. Eloise DeJoria has also been featured on 20/20
with Barbara Walters, in E Entertainment, as well as in various
magazines but, perhaps most visibly, she has served as spokesmodel for Paul Mitchell TV and print ads.
Of course, shes also an adoring, hands-on mother and grandmother (though you wouldnt think it to look at her!) with a deep
interest in fitness and the outdoors.
And yet, somehow Eloise DeJoria manages to squeeze a wealth
of charitable work into her over-stuffed schedule. Organizations
she supports include such diverse programs as Austin Childrens
Shelter, the Austin Recovery Center, Help Clifford Help Kids, the
Palmer Drug Abuse Program, Helping Hands, Club 100, Long
Center for the Performing Arts, the Austin Film Society, Food 4
Africa and Amnesty International. Her pet project: the Arbor
Recovery Center in Georgetown, Texas where, partnering with
one of her sons, Eloise supports novel approaches to addiction
therapy.
Congratulations, DeJoriaslet your approach to charity serve
as an example for everyone. We cant all be movie stars, but we
can be stars in our community.
Learn more about the Nobelity Project at www.nobelity.org.

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Todd and Laura Wallace

2014 Co-chairs
Tommy Craddock,
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Claire Craddock, Isabel Robinson, Elle Wallin

Dell Childrens
Storybook Gala
STORY AND PHOTOS BY CATHIE PARSSINEN

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2015 Co-chairs Jay and Sabrina Brown

Will and J. Jaye Getman


Lorena and Eduardo Margain

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HE DELLChildrens Storybook gala is the third non-profit


featured in this issue to join the million dollar club, with
Storybook proceeds of $1.3 million that will support the
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area by the Dell Childrens Medical Center of Central Texas. The escalators leading to the grand ballroom on the third floor of the Austin
Convention Center provided a dramatic way to make a regal entrance for
the thousand plus guests who attended the Storybook Gala on the evening of January 25. The first order of business was to attend the Royal
Reception, underwritten by H-E-B! The shine of silk and sequins was
dazzling, but no one looked more like a Storybook princess than Co-chair
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who donated a Sarah dress and custom fitting to the Silent Auction.
Following the Storybook theme, guests heard testimonials from
patients and parents of patients of the stories of their life-altering care at
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Our goal was to raise $600,000 for ACS but the evening far surpassed
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HAT TIRED,stressed parent hasnt at some point


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Traditionally, we have focused the responsibility for childrearing primarily on parents, believing that what happens in the home should stay
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we have learned through extensive evaluation that parenting is one of the
toughest jobs there is, and that raising children does not occur in isolation
from the community in which one lives.
Perhaps the most important way to prevent child abuse is to build supportive communities. We know that the fewer supports available for parents
in a community, the more likely it is that child abuse and neglect will occur.
And, when children are abused the lifelong impact on the person and
costs to our society are enormous. They are more likely to experience
life-long problems such as: teen pregnancy, substance abuse, domestic
violence, poor academic achievement, poverty, mental health problems,
obesity, homelessness, and chronic physical health problems. These additional problems combined with the patterns of parenting they have learned,
increase the likelihood that abuse/neglect, and the attendant fallout, will be
passed along to the next generation- and the vicious cycle continues.

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If we want to end child abuse/neglect we must work together to build


proactive prevention systems that support all parents, and help children
to grow and thrive. We must develop policies at every level that support parents and children. Funding must be provided for services such
as parenting classes, support groups, mental health counseling, domestic violence prevention/intervention, stress management seminars, and
home visitation programs. We must create neighborhoods, churches and
schools that provide accurate information about parenting, and allow
parents to rely on peers for support. We must work together to provide
affordable, high quality childcare so our children enter school ready to
learn. And, we must have businesses with family-friendly policies such as
flexible work schedules, paid maternity/paternity leave, and paid family
sick leave.
Texas currently ranks 50th in the amount of proactive support provided
to children and families and as a result we pay substantial economic and
social costs on the back end. Texas taxpayers spend more than $6 billion
dollars annually to respond to the more than 65,000 children that are confirmed victims of child abuse and neglect. As a community, we can no longer afford the costs of turning a blind eye to children and families, waiting
until problems escalate before we intervene. We must embrace our children
and families so that we can bolster our states workforce, productivity and
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Susan and Clint Hackney, Center for Child Protection CEO Emeritus Sandra Martin Carla Ferreri, Kristin Stouffer, Bonnie Wagner, Lisa Hill

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AUSTIN 2013

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Dana Purswell, Melinda Massey,
Carol Huntsberger

Greg and Carolyn Grant,


Ashley and Rowdy Stovall

HE CENTERfor Child Protection is yet another


nonprofit who joins the million dollar club, raising
over that amount at its highly anticipated Dancing
with the Stars Austin held at the Hilton Austin on December
8th. As it has since the inception of Dancing with the Stars in
2007 as the major fundraiser for the Center for Child Protection,
Lexus of Austin has proudly assumed the role of Presenting
Sponsor. The Roberts family established Lexus of Austin and
in 2000 co-founded the Center for Child Protection. In addition to presenting the event, Lexus of Austin also contributes a
Lexus to the Luxury Car Raffle. This year it was a 2013 Lexus
ES 300 Hybrid! Lexus of Austins owner Vicki Howard has carried on the family tradition. And the pages of the program were
full of other important sponsors whose generosity made it possible to surpass the million dollar mark.
The celebrity dancers pack the house with friends and family, hoping to win the audience vote and hold high the glitter
ball when the winners are announced. And the dancing itself
Jenny Mason, Cord Shiflet,
Andra LIemandt, Kathy Shelly

Vicki and Mark Eidman


Marci and Sam Ditzell

Brooke Williamson, Karen and Mike


Shultz, Tama Williamson
Bill Lindner,
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Anna Anami, Will Hardeman

Renata Marsili, Jeff Ashpitz

The team from Presenting Sponsor Lexus of Austin: Riley Suffel, Max
Vanderheyden, Owner Vicki Howard, Curtis Howard, Jessica Howard

Roxan Coffman, Mike and DK Reynolds

with the Stars


STORY AND PHOTOS
BY CATHIE PARSSINEN
provides top entertainment. Sabrina Barker-Truscott has directed the
production of Dancing with the Stars since the original event debuted in
2007 and, as emcee, she always bring high energy and a fabulous sense of
humor to her role.
But it may just be the performance of the judges that gets my vote.
Ed Clements, Talk Show Host for KLBJ-AM, has been a DWTS judge for
many years, and he was joined this year by community leader Dan Bullock
and actor and producer Barbara Chisolm. They do their homework! If
they dont already know the celebrities (Ed Clements always claims all the
good-looking women are his ex-wives!), they do their research, and the
celebrity roasting is hilarious. Barbara Chisolms comment to winner Will
Hardeman was pointed, I dont like men who are prettier than I am! I
think she still gave him a 10how could she resist!
This years winners were: Will Hardeman with pro partner Klair Van
Slyke; 1st runner up Katie Jaffe with pro Matt Stewart; 2nd runner up
Jamie Barshop with pro Rowdy Dufrene.
It was an all-star show to benefit this nationally accredited childrens
advocacy center, Austins Center for Child Protection.

Mylie Alrich, Shaidri Alrich, Klair Vanslyke


(all from Go Dance), Tessany Alrich

Bill and Venus Strawn

Bobbi and Mort Topfer


Amanda Pope, Ryann Danford

Caroline Cullers, Cecelia Feazell, Hannah Crone

Sandra Burns, Myles Weynand, Lara Burns, Richard Burns, Paula Burns
Eric and Maria Groten

Bill and Katrine Formby, DWTS Judge Ed Clements

Yuriy Dovzhansky, Garrett Schick, Kley Reynolds,


Rachel Sullivan, Noura Wakim

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Pro Gary McIntyre with Mary Herr Tally


The Sweet Escape
Jamie Barshop with pro Rowdy Dufrene
Party Rocker

Jerry Albright with pro Bernadette Carmichael


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Kevin Burns with pro Sarah Berens


All That Jazz
Will Hardeman with pro Klair Van Slyke
Bond, James Bond

Doug Guller with pro Amanda Warren


The Bald & The Beautiful

Judges Extraordinaire Dan Bullock,


Barbara Chisolm, Ed Clements

Gala Co-chairs Alex Winkleman,


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Pro Taletha Jouzdani with Jeff Jumonville


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Director and Emcee


Sabrina BarkerTruscott

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Pro Mike Topel with Abby Argo


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UESTS ARRIVINGat the Lakeway Resort and Spa might have thought there
was a major police incident in progress, due the profusion of police vehicles
and flashing strobe lights. No cause for alarm, however, as the honorary tribute
was to welcome guests to the Lakeway Police Foundation Gala. The Vista Ballroom was
packed with guests who turned out to support the men and women who protect and serve
the Lakeway community.
LTISD Superintendent of Schools, Brad Lancaster served as emcee, and he warmed
up his audience with a hilarious elementary school story that best not be repeated here.
Police Chief Todd Radford spoke of the important benevolent role the Foundation plays.
The Foundations support has been invaluable this year, Radford
LTISD Superintendent of Schools noted, as it provided financial support to three officers, supported
Brad Lancaster, Jack Freye, and
the departments new K-9 program, funded medical bags for the offi2013 Lakeway Police Foundation
President Ben Archer cers patrol vehicles and provided equipment for the departments
gym. The financial support of the Foundation does not usurp the city
budget; it is used for those items that are outside the budget.
City Councilman Phil Brown,
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According to Aurelius Sofia, every prospective homebuyer and real estate


investor needs an advocate. As a Senior Mortgage Banker who has served
the greater Lake Travis area for almost eight years, Mr. Sofia feels confident
that the mortgage solutions he provides his clients are among the best in the
business. They rely on me to bring knowledge and expertise to the table to
be able to identify the best programs and products for their specific needs.
As a concierge lender, Mr.
Aurelius, Trey, Ginger
and Greyson Sofia Sofia is educated in a variety of
mainstream loan programs. These
include but are not limited to conventional/conforming and non-conforming loan programs, government
loans, interim construction, 1x close
construction and lot loan programs.
His company, Starkey Mortgage,
also offers specialized niche products like Pledged Asset and crosscollateralized loan programs to
accommodate the high net worth
and self-employed borrower.
Aurelius takes great satisfaction
in finding the perfect loan scenario
for his clients, whether hes working
with first time homebuyers or the more experienced real estate investor. I
make a conscious effort to get to know my customers, he says. I consider
them my friends, my neighbors and members of my community.
Mortgage banking is actually a second career for Aurelius. He spent
28-years in the Marketing and Advertising business working for a number
of Fortune 100 media companies. His last position, as Director of National
Sales with Clear Channel Radio in Miami, Florida, came to an unexpected
end after his family endured five hurricanes in three years. His wife, Ginger,
a Texas A&M graduate who was born and reared in Marble Falls, told him,
Im ready to move back to Texas! Aurelius, Ginger and their two sons
Trey and Greyson eventually relocated to Lakeway and have been happy
residents of the bubble ever since. Aurelius is a graduate of the University
of Mississippi and a scholarship athlete.
Ginger, a Realtor and luxury marketing specialist with Realty Austin,
suggested Aurelius apply his background in sales and finance to the mortgage business. He feels that this background, combined with his passion
for helpingpeople, is what has contributed to his successful career as a personal banker. He takes pride in the fact that he earns 100% of his customers from referrals and knows he is appreciated by his clients for taking the
heavy lifting out of the loan process.
Aurelius Sofia not only brings passion to his position as a trusted advisor but also to his life in Texas. Hey, I grew up in the D.C. area he says.
But as soon as I moved here, my Texas wife bought me a pair of boots and
said welcome to Texas. I guess that makes me a Texan now, doesnt it? Yes,
Aurelius, it sure does.
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Chase Flooring Group has been an Austin institution for over 21 years, and
now they bring their expertise to a new location in Bee Cave. Founder and
owner Marc G. Chase recently opened their fourth showroom at 12702
Highway 71, in a landmark building that is also home to Town & Country
Leather. We thought it would be a great idea to have furniture and flooring intertwined, says Marc of the concept of combining these two appealing
businesses that now make their home in one of Bee Caves historic buildings.
And we even have a full-service bar for customers to enjoy while they shop.
What sets Chase Flooring Group apart from the other sellers of tile,
stone, wood and carpet is simple: they bring builder pricing to the public.
Their showrooms boast only the best manufacturers and the best products,
all sorted by levels. The flooring selections are displayed from Levels 1-10,
so a customer is able to easily determine the price of a project without getting overwhelmed. There are no hidden costs. Additionally, their trained
staff knows not only the best values for customers but can also recommend
the latest and greatest styles. They make the search for new flooring efficient and easy and offer prices that are the same or lower than those found
at big box stores.
Chase is committed to a full-service experience. Professional, uniformed at-home installers and a fleet of Chase Flooring trucks provide the
perfect antidote to the nightmares often associated with
the Do-It-Yourself approach.
They guide each project from
start to finish without any
muss or fuss. It should also be
noted that all of Chases products and work are warrantied.
We take care of any and all
problems, Marc states. The
buck stops at Chase, whether
it relates to labor or materials.
Our longevity in Austin gives
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Book a time online and Chases
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work with you to set a budget. Whether its new tile in the kitchen, carpet in
the hallway or a complete remodel, Chase will help you find the materials
you need at the best price, and it wont take them forever to do so. They
have a huge warehouse in town with many materials in stock and strive to
give their customers a quick turnaround time.
Marc Chase says that Chase Flooring is here to stay, and a visit to their
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Thrives in Lake Travis


FRESH DERMATOLOGY

HILL COUNTRY APOTHECARY

When Dr. Candace Thrash opened her practice in Lakeway this past
November, she named it Fresh Dermatology for a few reasons. I want to
create a happy, supportive work environment for my staff and build a business that is sensitive to our environment, involved in our community and,
above all, conducts itself with integrity, she says. Additionally, I want to
help people be the best version of themselves and look fresh, not fake or
frozen. Whether it is maintaining healthy skin or a youthful appearance,
looking fresh is about being the best version of yourself at any age.
Dr. Thrash has lived in the Lakeway area for the past five years and
practiced elsewhere in Austin before founding Fresh. She operated her
own practice in Chicago after completing her internship at Northwestern
University and her residency at the world-famous Cook County Hospital. A
graduate of The University of Texas, she earned her medical degree at The
University of Texas Health Sciences Center, San Antonio.
Fresh Dermatology has the
expertise to assist patients with
whatever dermatological needs
they may have, be they medical or
cosmetic or both. Dr. Thrash strives
to make her practice very comprehensive. In fact, patients are often
able to address both medical and
cosmetic concerns at the same visit.
Personalized attention is the foundation of every encounter. Every
face is different, and everyones
personal priorities are different,
she says. I dont believe in cookie
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cutter medicine.
On the medical side, Dr. Thrash
and her professional staff are able to diagnose and attend to any dermatological issues presented, including common problems like acne, eczema,
psoriasis and rosacea. She advises full-body skin exams at least once a year
for adults and provides a variety of in-office treatments such as liquid nitrogen, photodynamic therapy, skin biopsies, and minor surgeries.
Fresh Dermatology also offers cutting-edge cosmetic solutions, like
Clear+Brilliant laser treatments that leave the skin looking younger and
more refreshed with a downtime of just 12 to 24 hours. It also offers fillers like Juvaderm and Belotero, as well as skin smoothers like Botox
and Dsyport. IPL treatments, commonly referred to as photofacials
are available, as are a wide variety of chemical peels that are stronger than
those performed at a spa. Perhaps most notable about the cosmetic services
at Fresh Dermatology is the fact that they are all performed and monitored
by Dr. Thrash herself. The practice also carries highly effective skin care
products, including well-respected names like Jan Marini Skin Research,
Neocutis and SkinCeuticals.
Fresh Dermatology is accepting new patients and takes most insurance
plans. Give them a call and see how they can freshen up your outlook!
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Have you ever looked forward to going to the pharmacy? Probably not.
It is usually just another chore on your to-do list. Long lines, impersonal
staff and subpar service are what one has come to expect. But theres a new
pharmacy in town.
Hill Country Apothecary
is revolutionizing the pharmacy paradigm. Located in
Lakeway Plaza, Hill Country
Apothecary is an innovative,
boutique, compounding pharmacy that provides a personal
experience unlike any other.
They specialize in pain therPharmacists and Owners, Jana Downing
apy, bio-identical hormone and Adam Metcalf
replacement, veterinary and
pediatric medication and have an extensive supply of high-end, pharmaceutical-grade, natural whole food nutritional supplements. Hill Country
Apothecary offers both traditional and compound medications, offering
patients an alternative to swallowing pills by providing medications in the
form of liquids, topical creams, ointments, lozenges and even lollipops.
Owners and Pharmacists Jana Downing and Adam Metcalf built the
pharmacy with a focus on the community and a patient-centered attitude.
They provide patients with sit-down consultations to answer any and all
questions one may have. Hill Country Apothecary is focused on educating
patients on their treatment, general wellness and even preventative care.
They cater to each individual patient in the most personalized way possible,
even offering the convenience of curb-side pickup and local delivery.
Downing and Metcalf encourage their customers to rely on them for
their unique health and wellness needs. The son and daughter of pharmacist fathers, both Downing and Metcalf saw how a pharmacy is able to care
for their respective communities. Metcalf told the Lake Travis View, Jana
and I both grew up as pharmacy rug rats. We have seen the difference our
families have made in their cities. And we still believe that pharmacy is an
important part of the community. We want people to come and hang out
and play cards or talk about politics. Jana and I believe that Lakeway and
the surrounding community will support this idea. We want to contribute
to the area we live in. Also onsite is Director of Wellness, Paige Ryan (formerly at Peoples Rx). She is an Applied Clinical Nutritionist, specializing in
hormonal imbalance, focus and attention issues, weight management challenges, allergy suffering, food hypersensitivity, detoxification, and overall gut
health. Through an in-depth consultation and applied functional medicine,
Paige can get the body back in balance.
The contemporary architecture and natural light offer the perfect
environment to sit and enjoy a juice by Skinny Limits (located inside Hill
Country Apothecary) while waiting for a prescription to be filled. Coffee and
access to complementary WiFi are also available. Hill Country Apothecary
is now open in Lakeway and will open its Riverplace location at RR 620 and
2222 in Spring 2014.
512.351.9139 www.rxhca.com

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A LOT TO DIGEST
MAKING SENSE OF THE AMERICAN DIET
STORY BY GEOFF KIRSCH

T USED TObe easy: four food groups arranged in a nice, neat pyramid. As long as you had 6-11 servings of breads & cereals, 5-9 servings of fruits & veggies, 4-6 servings of meat, nuts and dairy and ate
fats, oils & sweets sparingly, you considered your diet healthy. An apple a
day was all it took to ward off hospital visits. But that was before the emergence of a profusion of medical celebrities, each offering different nutritional recommendations.
These days, keeping the doctor away might entail eating like a Greek
islander (the Mediterranean diet), a Buddhist (the Ayurvedic diet), a
cave man (the Paleo diet) or an Austin hipster (shopping exclusively at
Whole Foods). How are modern Americans to make sense of all this? Before
undertaking any projectand your familys nutrition, especially with your
busy schedule, is a huge projectlets understand the terms.
What does diet mean? Diet simply refers to a persons total food and
drink consumption. Diets can be affected by religious beliefs, medical needs,
weight control or, simply, personal habit. Just because it is billed a diet
doesnt mean it is good for you. Indeed, many so-called diets actually pose
significant health risks.

40 Waterways | Spring 2014

Belief-based diets come from spiritual beliefs and religious tradition, for instance the Kosher diet, followed by Orthodox Jews or the Islamic
halal dietary code.
A vegetarian diet excludes meat in favor of fruits, vegetables,
grains and nuts. Lacto-ovo vegetarians consume dairy and eggs, and
pescetarians eat fish, while strict veganism shuns all animal products.
While vegetarians tend to have lower incidences of heart disease, diabetes
and certain cancers (prostate, breast, bowel), some fall into a common trap,
becoming French fry vegetarianssubsisting on meat-free convenience
food. Even balanced vegetarian diets can still lead to vitamin deficiencies,
particularly B12.
Weight control diets range from low-calorie diets (1000-2000 calories a day) to very low-calorie diets (fewer than 800 calories a day) to zerocalorie diets. Seriously, theres a practice known as breatharianism,
based on the belief that humans dont need food to survive (several adherents have died of starvation). Low-carbohydrate diets (e.g. Atkins, South
Beach) limit carbohydrate intake (e.g. bread, pastas) as opposed to calories,
often replacing them with protein and fats (e.g. meat, eggs). While low-carb
diets may be more effective at initial weight loss, long-term results dont differ from low-calorie diets.
Diets involving extreme, rapid changes are considered crash
diets. These promise quick weight loss by eating only one
type of food like grapefruit, cabbage soup or submarine
sandwiches. It should go without saying this can be very
dangerous, but millions of people go on
and off them every day. Just ask Jared.
Detox diets (e.g. juice fasts and Master
Cleanse) attempt to flush toxic substances from the body and also fall into
the crash diet category and are often
beloved by individuals with serious
food issues.
Lastly, diets may be followed for
medical reasons, such as intolerance or allergy, or prescribed by
medical professionals, for example
a low-glycemic diet for diabetes sufferers or a glutenfree diet for celiac disease.
While certain medical diets
become popular fad diets, consult your doctor before you go
on oneor any diet, really.
And remember, there
are only two pieces of
dietary advice every expert
agrees on: eat your vegetables
and exercise.

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Have you ever looked forward to going to the pharmacy? Probably not. Its usually just another chore on your to-do list. Long lines, impersonal staff, and subpar
service are what we have come to expect. But theres a new pharmacy in town.
Hill Country Apothecary is revolutionizing the way we look at pharmacies. Located in Lakeway Plaza, Hill Country Apothecary is an innovative,
boutique, compounding pharmacy that provides a personal experience unlike
any other. They specialize in pain therapy, bio-identical hormone replacement,
veterinary and pediatric medication and have an extensive supply of highend, pharmaceutical-grade, natural whole food nutritional supplements. Hill
Country Apothecary offers both traditional and compound medications, providing patients an alternative to swallowing pills, such as liquids, topical creams,
ointments, lozenges and even lollipops.
Owners and Pharmacists Jana Downing and Adam Metcalf built the pharmacy with a focus on the community and a patient-centered attitude. They
provide patients with personalized, sit-down consultations to answer any and
all questions one may have. Hill Country Apothecary is focused on treating individuals for their personal needs, not just as another customer.
Downing and Metcalf encourage their customers to rely on them for their
unique health and wellness needs. The son and daughter of pharmacist fathers,
both Downing and Metcalf saw how a pharmacy is able to cater to respective
communities. Metcalf told the Lake Travis View, Jana and I both grew up as
pharmacy rug rats. We have seen the difference our families have made in their
cities. And we still believe that pharmacy is an important part of the community.
We want people to come and hang out and play cards or talk about politics. Jana
and I believe that Lakeway and the surrounding community will support this
idea. We want to contribute to the area we live in.

Also, onsite is Director of Wellness, Paige Ryan (formerly at Peoples Rx). She
is an Applied Clinical Nutritionist, specializing in hormonal imbalance, focus and
attention issues, weight management challenges, allergy suffering, food hypersensitivity, detoxification, and overall gut health. Through an in-depth consultation
and applied functional medicine, Paige can get your body back in balance.
Hill Country Apothecary is focused on educating patients on their treatment, general wellness and even preventative care. They cater to you in the
most personalized and convenient way possible through curb-side pickup and
local delivery. The contemporary architecture and natural light offer the perfect
environment to sit and enjoy a juice by Skinny Limits (located inside Hill Country
Apothecary) or coffee and access complementary WiFi while you wait for your
prescription to be filled. Hill Country Apothecary is now open in Lakeway and
will open its Riverplace location at RR 620 and 2222 in Spring 2014.

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achievempt@gmail.com www.achievempt.com
1310 Ranch Road 620 South Suite B-10
Lakeway, TX 78734
Lakeway Plaza near The League

New convenient location: 13917 TX-71, Bee Cave, TX 78738


in front of the field of dreams on 71 near Hamilton Pool Road intersection

BeansproutPediatrics.com
512-610-7030

Danielle D. Grant,
M.D., F.A.A.P.

ACHIEVE MANUAL PHYSICAL THERAPY (AMPT) is an outpatient


physical therapy clinic established in the Fall of 2007 by owner and director,
Leilani M Connors PT, FAAOMPT.
AMPT specializes in orthopaedic, manual physical therapy. To maintain the highest standards of care, AMPT currently employs a staff of only
fellowship-trained physical therapists. In addition, AMPT serves as a clinical
site for The Manual Therapy Institute. The Manual Therapy Institute offers
a program of post-professional clinical and didactic education that prepares
the clinician for the subspecialty of orthopedic manual physical therapy.
Beginning May 2013, AMPT will offer PT with advanced training in Womens Health specializing in the evaluation and treatment of low back, pelvis and
pelvic floor region. Womens Health PT focuses on females with a variety of conditions: pelvic pain, pelvic floor dysfunction, urinary incontinence/bowel incontinence to include stress, frequency, urge, or mixed incontinence, vulvodynia,
pregnancy-related or post-partum pain, chronic back pain, constipation, dyspareunia, rectocele, cystocele, or urine prolapse, IC, lichen sclerosis, coccyxdynia.
The clinic is equipped with state of the art unloading machines to facilitate functional return to work or sport. The open clinic design meets the
educational needs of a subspecialty clinical site, promotes professional collaboration with senior staff and fosters motivation with fellow patients.
AMPT seeks to provide comprehensive, highly skilled care utilizing the
current best evidence based treatments. Patients are seen by the same fellowship trained physical therapists, from initial evaluation to discharge. Patients
are not simply passed from PT to PT or to therapy techs once an evaluation
is performed. This type of clinical experience provides continuity of care, a
thorough delivery of therapeutic intervention and more efficient outcomes.
1310 RR 620 S, Ste. B-10 512-263-1795 www.achievempt.com

Beansprout Pediatrics

live. love. grow.

Brian Temple,
M.D., F. A.A.P.

Achieve Manual Physical Therapy

Jesse Zaitchik,
M.S.N., P.N.P.

Separate Well and Sick Areas


New extended hours:
MTh 8am6pm, F 8am4pm
Walk in hours every morning 89am
Same day sick visits

DR. DANIELLE GRANT opened Beansprout Pediatrics in September of


2010, and its well-earned reputation in the community led to rapid growth.
The expansion of staff and patients led to relocation to 13917 TX-71, the
former Urgent Care building by the Field Of Dreams on Hwy 71 W near
Hamilton Pool Road. The spacious new office has more exam rooms and
larger separate well and sick areas and maintains a vibrant color scheme and
dcor, catering to patients of all ages from newborns to adolescents.
Beansprout Pediatrics offers complimentary prenatal visits, routine
newborn care, well child care, camp and sport physicals, comprehensive
diagnosis and treatment of a variety of illnesses, ADHD consultation and
management, minor wound care, allergy management and many other services. Hours have been expanded from 8am-6pm Monday through Thursday
and 8am4pm on Fridays. A daily walk-in clinic for acute sick visits of low
complexity is now available.
Beansprout Pediatrics is excited to welcome Dr. Brian Temple. Dr.
Temple attended residency with Dr. Grant at Baylor Texas Childrens
Hospital in Houston and is board certified in pediatrics. He has been in private practice in Oregon for 5 years and has relocated with his wife and three
children to the Hill Country area to be closer to family. He enjoys travel
medicine and often dedicates time to disaster relief, helping underserved
populations around the globe.
Jesse Zaitchik, male pediatric nurse practitioner with a focus on adolescent and sports medicine, joined the practice in February of 2011. He
has been a welcome addition to the team. All three providers are accepting
patients currently.
13917 W. Hwy 71, Ste. A, Austin, Texas 512-610-7030
www.beansproutpediatrics.com

BioFit Medicine
FEW PHYSICIANS TODAY have a broader array of medical experience
than Dr. Kevin Hoffarth. We would dramatically alter the top 10 diseases
of the U.S. today if a healthy lifestyle was the focal point of todays medical
practices. I am passionate about helping people feel their very best. Through
a team-oriented approach, BioFIT Medicine embodies this very principle.
Having practiced most of his career in California, Dr. Hoffarth has facilitated the care of patients in Obstetrics, Internal Medicine, ER, Hospitalmedicine, Surgery, and Pediatrics and also has specialty expertise in GI
disorders. Dr. Hoffarth has extensive training in Age Management Medicine
through world-renowned, Cenegenics.
Using methods typically only afforded to top athletes, Dr. Hoffarth
embraces an approach dedicated to goal-oriented results with a concurrent
goal of eliminating as many medications as possible for his patients. It is
Dr. Hoffarths view that this can be achieved through the use of bioidentical
hormones; identifying problem areas using a DEXA body composition scan;
understanding your cardiac output with VO2 max testing; utilizing nutritional genetic screening panels that understand genetic risk factors, and applying
cutting-edge medical weight loss planning.
For patients with chronic health care needs, Dr. Hoffarths Concierge
Medicine model helps with the ongoing care of Diabetes, Hypertension,
Coronary Artery Disease and other chronic illness. Dr. Hoffarth will manage
your medications and will coordinate care among your other health care
providers. BioFit welcome your visit to our new location at 3813 Juniper
Trace in Bee Cave behind the Hill Country Galleria after our opening in
April 2014.
3813 Juniper Trace, Bee Cave, Texas 512-800-3197
www.biofitmedicine.com

Champion Chiropractic

Presenting innovative strategies for


weight loss management and fitness!
Lipo Light Pro Vibration Machines
Infrared Sauna HCG Diet Program by Biogenesis

C H A M P I O N FA M I LY C H I R O P R A C T I C
1310 RR 620 S, Ste B-4, Austin, TX 78734

512-263-0270
www.champchiro.com

DR. TODD MOORE, DC, has been providing quality chiropractic care
for patients in the Lake Travis area for almost 14 years. Dr. Moore trained
at Parker Chiropractic University in Dallas, which is considered the premier
chiropractic university in the nation. Dr. Moore takes great pride in his ability to help people eliminate a multitude of symptoms, treating everything
from chronic ear infections to headaches with great success.
For patients who suffer from back pain, neck pain, headache, sciatica or
who have been in an auto collision, CHAMPION FAMILY CHIROPRACTIC
can get you back on the road to health.
In addition, the practice offers some of the most innovative equipment on
the market to help patients achieve their health goals. Champion Chiropractic
offers the Lipo Light Pro Machine, an advanced machine that eliminates
unwanted inches using LED lights. The Lipo Light Pro helps slim, shape and
tone difficult areas such as the waist, hips, thighs, upper legs and even arms
without surgery, pills or shots. Each treatment lasts about 20 minutes, and
patients see results in just one treatment. Treatments on Vibration Machines
take only 10-15 minutes and offer multiple benefits including exercise and
bone strengthening. The Infrared Sauna provides a valuable aid in weight
loss, detoxification and the restoration of a more youthful appearance.
Other offerings include a 1000-calorie HCG Diet program by Biogenesis,
a tailored cleansing program and natural allergy drops for both cedar and
mold developed by Allergena. And coming soon, Champion Chiropractic will
be offering Natural Hormone Balancing.
1310 RR 620 S, Ste. B-4, Austin, Texas 512-263-0270
www.champchiro.com

Fresh Dermatology

Invest in better health.

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507 Hwy 1431 E. (corner of 1431 & Ave. F)
Marble Falls, Texas 78654

WHO DOESNT LOVE A good skin care product? If youve ever been
treated to a facial youll surely remember how great your skin felt after.
Women often purchase their foundation from the department store simply
for the gift with purchase. Everyone is looking for hope in a bottle, but what
is the hallmark of a great skincare product?
Believe it or not, it isnt price. While the counters of Neiman Marcus
are filled with $300 lotions and potions in shiny packages, the pretty box
doesnt make them worth the price. Fresh Dermatology carries shelves full
of products which have won awards from New Beauty, Allure, and InStyle
Magazine for $200 or less. Even the drugstore carries a few good products in
the $10-20 price range, you just have to know what to look for.
Its also not celebrity endorsement. From Adam Levine to Cindy Crawford,
famous people love to give skincare advice. Paid endorsements drive up the
price of a product but mean little in terms of results. You wouldnt come to
a dermatologist for advice about your music career, so why would you take
medical advice from a musician?
The hallmark of a great skin care product is scientific proof. A good
product will come backed by scientific evidence that it is safe, effective,
and convenient to use. At Fresh Dermatology, products from around the
globe have been hand selected by a board-certified dermatologist because
they have shown proven benefits in clinical trials. Come in to Fresh
Dermatology and let the staff help you find a scientifically proven product
you cant wait to use.
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Hill Country Pediatric Dentistry

SANA VIDA WELLNESS SPA and Tea Bar is a premier yoga studio
and full-service spa. Step into wellness of mind and body as you enjoy one
of Signature Spa Services. Heal and balance your system with the ancient
wisdom of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. Learn how to live in balance
with your bodys individual needs with Ayurveda, the 5,000 year old healing tradition from India. Relax your muscles and release stress with a one
of our many bodywork treatments available from one of our experienced
therapists. In addition to our Signature Massages, we offer many modalities of body and energy work from around the world that include Hot Stone
Massage, CranioSacral Therapy, Foot Reflexology and our Signature FourHanded Massage. Keep your skin young and glowing with one of our many
Restorative Skincare services, custom-designed for your skin type and needs,
using the finest products available.
The Studio offers weekly yoga classes for adults, seniors, and children
at a variety of times to suit any schedule. In our classes, all skill levels and
body types are encouraged and welcomed. The Tea Bar at Sana Vida is
stocked with high-quality and organic teas from around the world. Other
healthy drinks are available to satisfy your thirst. At Sana Vida, youll find
yoga supplies, books, music, aromatherapy, clothing, jewelry, tea accoutrements, and many other gift and beauty items. In addition, Sana Vida offers
special events, as well as fun and informative workshops on many topics and
a very comprehensive yoga teacher training that incorporates Ayurveda and
Chinese Medicine into the curriculum.
Sana Vida is located in lovely Marble Falls in the Texas Hill Country on the
Colorado River, 30 minutes from Lakeway and 47 miles northwest of Austin.

WHY SHOULD YOUR CHILD see a Pediatric Dentist? Pediatric Dentistry


is one of the nine recognized dental specialties of the American Dental
Association. Pediatric dentists complete two to three years of additional specialized training (after the required four years of dental school and four years
of undergraduate education) to prepare them for treating a wide variety of
childrens dental problems. They are also trained and qualified to care for
patients with medical, physical or mental disabilities. Pediatric dentists are
qualified to provide oral conscious sedation. In addition, many are on staff at
hospitals to provide care under general anesthesia.
Taking your child to a pediatric dentist every six months is similar
to taking your child to a pediatrician for a well child exam. The American
Academy of Pediatric Dentistry in partnership with the American Academy
of Pediatrics recommends that the dental home be established by your childs
first birthday. These early visits will provide education on proper oral health
care at home. In addition, these visits can provide guidance of what to expect
as your childs dentition develops. Moreover, early intervention with preventive measures can stop the severity of many developmental problems, making treatment times shorter with better outcomes in the future.
Hill Country Pediatric Dentistry, P.A. is a dental home for your child
with offices located in Bee Cave and Marble Falls. The Owners and Pediatric
Dentists, Dr. Steve Hernandez and Dr. Angie Hernandez live, work and play
in the Lake Travis area. HCPD is an active sponsor of the LTYA. In addition,
HCPD sponsors many community events from health expos to school carnivals and school supply drives. Come in and see us soon!

507 Hwy 1431 E., Marble Falls, Texas 830-693-6000


www.sanavida.info

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Hill Country Pediatric Dentistry, PA


Steve Hernandez, D.D.S. & Angie Hernandez, D.D.S. Specialists in Pediatric Dentistry

OPENING A NEW OFFICE TO SERVE AUSTIN PATIENTS

Central Texas
Pediatric Dentistry
1201 Barbara Jordan Blvd.,
#1430
Adjacent to Dell Childrens
Hospital in Austin
512-474-7575

12225 Bee Caves Road


Bee Cave
512-263-7455

608 Gateway Central


Ste 201
Marble Falls
830-693-7044

State-of-the-art Digital Radiography Hospital dentistry


Conscious sedation Special needs patients
Laser dentistry Interceptive orthodontics

www.hcpdkid.com

Accepting most insurance

Digitally milled ceramic crown in one visit.

DIGITAL DENTISTRY
IS BASED RIGHT HERE
IN BEE CAVE.
STORY BY CATHIE PARSSINEN
PHOTOS BY BRANDI NELLIS AND SMILE DESIGNS

One of the leaders of the industry is Dr. Todd Ehrlich. Dr. Ehrlich has
been on the forefront of digital dentistry for 15 years and is a consultant
for the biggest and most innovative companies in dentistry. His passion
for high-tech dentistry has given him the opportunity to lecture across the
U.S. and internationally. He completes live patient demonstrations at the
annual American Dental Association meeting where thousands of dentists
discover the attributes of digital dentistry. As in any industry, dentistry
benefits by going digital. Dr. Ehrlich explains:
Patients want the best technology, and I believe digital dentistry is the
way to go. We no longer need impressions or two visits to complete our
crowns and veneers. We simply scan the teeth into a computer, design the
restorations in a computer program, and then mill them. It is simple, fast,
and extremely accurate. The best thing is that the patient does NOT have
to come back. No temporary! Done! My favorite cases are our one-day
makeovers: veneers in a day!

Digital dentistry also includes techniques for diagnosing: X-rays. Digital x-rays have
come a long way and most dentists are using them, but what makes Dr. Ehrlich stand
apart is that he utilizes three-dimensional x-rays much like a CT scanner. This allows him
to digitally plan dental implants and diagnose tooth problems that are very difficult to see
on traditional x-ray views. He is one of the few general dentists in the US to even have
this capability.
Dr. Ehrlich and his wife Kristine opened their practice in Bee Cave in 2000 when there
was not a lot of activity out here. He explains,I remember driving through the area and
thinking that this would be a great place to live. The day I saw the ground break for the
HEB in Bee Cave, I knew the area was going to explode, and it did! I am glad to call the
area my home and help my neighbors with the highest technology in dentistry.

Todd Ehrlich, DDS

Custom digital restorations by Dr. Ehrlich.

11813 Bee Caves Road


Bee Cave, TX 78738
www.smiledesignsbeecave.com
(512) 263-8332

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Radiant Faces
LAKEWAY RESIDENT Amy DeMaio is the owner of Radiant Faces, a premier skin care company that specializes in fat reduction and skin tightening
using a revolutionary new device called EXILIS ELITE. Taking skin tightening to the next level, EXILIS ELITEs treatments are pain free and noninvasive. With a new 90 Watt facial tightening applicator, the device provides
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more powerful EXILIS ELITE uses an energy system called Collagen Refill
Technology (CRT) that disrupts collagen fibers, dissociating the collagen
structure and causing the production of new collagen fibers. It is this new
collagen that gives patient the smooth texture, elastic quality and beautiful
radiance of youthful skin. Radiant Faces is one of only two practices that offer
treatments with the EXILIS ELITE.
Approximately 25 million people suffer venous reflux disease, the underlying cause for most varicose veins. In fact, venous reflux disease is two times
more prevalent than coronary heart disease and five times more prevalent
that peripheral artery disease. Few people are aware that morbidity and mortality associated with venous disease is quite high and early diagnosis and
management is critical. So in addition to being unsightly, varicose veins may
present a real threat to health.
The Vein Clinic at Star State Heart and Vascular offers minimally invasive
treatment options, including targeted endovenous therapy, for patients with
venous reflux disease that have significantly improved patient outcomes. Dr.
Samuel DeMaio, M.D., FACC and Dr. Pritam Polkampally, M.D. are both
interventional cardiologists specializing in coronary, peripheral arterial and
venous disease.
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The Vein Clinic at Star State Heart and Vascular offers treatments for
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VEINSOLUTIONS AUSTIN BRINGS together a group of experienced


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VeinSolutions is a division of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeons
(CTVS) Austins leading surgical group that has been serving Austin and
Central Texas for more than 50 years.
The concept is simple: they want you to look as good as you feel. They
are experts at combining the precise aesthetics and medicine together in the
comprehensive care of cosmetic and therapeutic vein problems.
They have created a warm, comfortable environment with a professional
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Emery W. Dilling, M.D., a board-certified and fellowship-trained cardiothoracic surgeon, says the discomfort that often accompanies varicose veins
comes from elevated pressure inside the veins, and if left untreated, the discomfort can become severe and lifestyle-altering.
Jeffrey M. Apple, M.D., FACS, board-certified and fellowship-trained
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patients, he explains, receive maximum benefit both medically and financially when they are sent immediately to a practice that specializes in treating
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VeinSolutions contracts with all major insurance carriers (including
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Talent Shines at
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STORY BY JARRET MALLON | PHOTOS BY KARLA ENT

EXARTS PROVIDEDa little sparkle to the Lake Travis area this past season by
mounting three completely staged youth productions and one professional cabaret.
The TexARTS Youth Ballet Company closed the year with its annual holiday production of The Nutcracker. This years ballet featured special guests Chris Abramson as
Drosselmeyer and Annette Brown as Frau Stahlbaum. The TexARTS Broadway Company presented the musical revue Holiday Extravaganza and wrapped up the holiday season by performing in front of a crowd of 30,000 at Austin Trail of Lights. If that wasnt enough entertainment,
Broadways Robby and Keenah Armitage and Austin vocalists Jarret Mallon, Jane Dean, Brian
Ridley and Natalia Luna celebrated the season with their big band themed cabaret A Cool Yule.
TexARTS kicked off 2014 with the Youth Musical Theatre Academy production of Disneys The
Jungle Book. This production delighted audiences and set a new box office record for TexARTS.

Kaitlin Street as Snow Queen and company perform Waltz of the Snowflakes.

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Cast members of The Jungle Book

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Reilly Cox and Peyton Calhoon perform the Arabian Dance in The Nutcracker.

February is sure to be another stellar month with the Teen Musical


Theatre Academy production of the Elvis Presley inspired All Shook
Up (Feb 19). Broadway veteran Keenah Armitage directs the production, and Kiira Schmidt, from NBCs Smash, choreographs.
TexARTS is a nonprofit performing arts academy and professional theatre that has served thousands of Austin area students since
opening its door in 2006. The organization offers year-round arts
education classes in voice, dance, acting and the visual arts as well as
fully staged professional and youth productions. Registration is currently open for the 2014 summer camps and the summer Musical
Theatre Academy production of Grease.
For more information or tickets please visit
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Peyton Patterson (right) and the cast of The Jungle Book

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Summer
(Camp) Lovin
STORY BY TARJA PARSSINEN

F YOU HAVE A KID,you may have noticed that summers


are different than when we grew up. Gone are the endless
stretches of time you spent driving your mom totally insane,
and sheer boredom drove you into trouble. Today, kids and parents are blessed with summer camps: beacons of enrichment, fun,
socialization! Does your kid love soccer? Dancing? Nature? There is
a summer camp for every passion. What? Your four-year-old hasnt
discovered his passion yet? Theres a summer camp for that too.
I enrolled my now 5-year-old son in his first summer camp
at age 3- at our local childrens museum for a couple of weeks,
and hes gone there every summer since. Last summer, he did Bug
Camp and On-the-Bay, tromping through the ecosystem and getting very, very dirty. This year, hes thinking about Shipwrecks &
Treasure Hunts and Imaginary Worlds. This might all be replaced
by competitive sports camps in the future, but who knows? Point
is, hes getting a heck of a lot more stimulation, education and fun
out of these few weeks than he would get from coming with me on
yet another errand.
I remember when I was in college, my younger sister and I
decided to create and direct our own summer camp. We both had
strong literary and performing arts backgrounds, and for two weeks
every summer, we ran a theater camp for approximately 20 children. Divided into two groupsthe big kids and the little kidswe
rehearsed the plays, created costumes and built sets in the morning, while the afternoons were filled with swimming and games.
At the end of camp, the kids staged a grand production for family
and friends. It was a tremendous amount of fun and a lesson in the
amazing ability of small children to take on complicated tasks, like
memorizing entire plays and mastering foreign accents.

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For the older children, my sister and I adapted books and movies for the
stage, including Roald Dahls books James and the Giant Peach and The
Witches, the comedic movie The Three Amigos, and perhaps most critically
acclaimed (by proud parents), the British TV show that John Cleese made
famous, Fawlty Towers. You aint seen nothing until youve seen an 11-yearboy (namely your brother), impersonate John Cleese as a crazy English hotel
owner. For the younger children, we turned to books like Tikki Tikki Tembo
and Madeline in London, and they were adorable as they took their cues from
their older classmates, finding the courage to walk onstage.
Im not exaggerating when I say that those children, some as young as 4,
learned self-confidence, responsibility, public speaking, the ability to master
stage fright, and the thrill of captivating an audience by the power of their
words. Those two-week camps were magical, not only for the children but also
for my sister and me.
Choosing the right summer camp for your child can seem daunting, especially today when there are so many options. Sometimes it feels easier to
choose whats safeor what everyone else is signing up for. Looking back at our
theater camp, I have to applaud the parents who took a risk on us and decided
to forego another cheerleading camp for their daughters and another Longhorn
basketball camp for their sons. Now that Im choosing summer camps for my
own kids, I have to remember that growth comes from new life experiences
and that it might even be time to branch out from the childrens museum and try
something different.
Giving your child the gift of summer camp (and yourself the gift of doing
the grocery shopping in peace) will create the memories of a lifetime and, with
any luck, a couple of embarrassing photos to taunt them with at their wedding
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IVER PLACECountry Club was the site of the third annual Birdies for Bikes Junior
Charity Golf Tournament, a tournament for young golfers ranging in age from six
through seventeen. The November tournament drew junior golfers from San Antonio,
Round Rock, Pflugerville, Bee Cave and Marble Falls. The Birdies for Bikes tournament works
in conjunction with the Mix 94.7 Bikes for Kids charity. In its short three year history, Birdies
for Bikes has raised more than $22,000 to help purchase bicycles, helmets and bike locks as
Christmas or Hanukkah gifts for underprivileged children of Central Texas.
The young Birdies for Bikes golfers solicited donations and pledges from family, friends and
neighbors for the birdies and pars that they made during tournament play. This year the tournament raised $10,759.
Tournament founder Hailey Derrickson collected donations from local businesses. Hole
sponsors who supported the tournament with cash donations included Financial Solutions (Life
Insurance, Retirement and Estate Planning), Field Photography, Jill Briley of Private Label
Realty, NFP (Benefits, Insurance and Wealth Management), Paula Kaisner of CruiseOne Dream
Vacations and several individual families. Many businesses donated prizes for the golfers who
collected the most money, for closest-to-the-pin competitions and for raffle drawings. Strait
Music donated a guitar that was later autographed by The Plain White Tees! Many thanks to
the following community-oriented businesses that helped the young golfers help other kids less
fortunate than themselves:
Alamo Drafthouse, Austin Park, Biejo Bags, Big Frog Custom T-Shirts, Brighton Collectibles
(Lakeline Mall), Chilis Restaurant, Cinemark Theatres, Crowned Chick Designs, Cups and
Cones, Flores Restaurant, Lake Travis Zipline Adventures, Main Event, Menchies, Moviehouse
& Eatery, Oasis Restaurant, Papa Murphys, P. Terrys, Round Rock Express, San Antonio Spurs,
Subway Restaurants of Four Points and Lakeway, Target of Four Points, Texas Junior Golf Tour,
Texas Stars hockey, The League Kitchen & Tavern, Top Golf, Volente Beach Waterpark and
Zacks American Bistro.
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Emily Moreland, Bernadette Hill, Carolyn Hill

OW CELEBRATINGits 40th Anniversary Season, Austin City Limits


has welcomed hundreds of celebrities to its stage and is the longest
running live music performance program on television. ACL recently
moved to a new home in the Moody Theater in the sleek heart of downtown Austin. And so it
seemed very fitting that Moreland Properties, with its own long history in Austin, would choose this
venue as the place to host a client appreciation party for its own celebritiesits clients.
The invitation list included guests from all over the world, a testament to Morelands global
reach and to the cosmopolitan appeal of living in Austin, Texas! Some guests drove in from the Lake
Travis area, and some just walked over from their downtown condos! T-Bird and the Brakes provided the live music, and the hip atmosphere and abundant food and drink made for happy guests.

Cord Shiflet, Doug Roberts


Mica and Adam Vehik

Lilliana Garcia, Maru Davis, Joanna Martinez

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Mylie Alrich,
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66 Waterways | Spring 2014

F THERESone thing Texas is known forwell, okay, aside from cowboy


hats, chili and longhorn hood ornamentsits team spirit. And that special
mix of heart and passion filled the air this past November as Texans young
and old rallied to take on lung cancer at the Seventh Annual Lone Star Huddle
Up. A night of friends, family, barbecue and music hosted by Rexannas Foundation for
Fighting Lung Cancer, this years Huddle Up featured the Lake Travis Fiddlers, country
star Curtis Grimes and the theme Shoot for the Moon. Proceeds benefited University
of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Centers new Moon Shots Program, an unprecedented,
comprehensive cancer prevention, early detection and treatment initiative. Each Moon
Shot entails a rigorous, multidisciplinary effort to dramatically cut mortality rates of
specific cancersin this case, lung cancerby 2020. Like the 1969 Apollo space mission
it was named for, MD Andersons lung cancer Moon Shot comes with a hefty price tag.
While lung cancer currently claims more lives than breast, prostate, colon, liver,
melanoma and kidney cancers combined, it remains one of the most under-funded
and under-researched cancers. Enter Rexannas Foundation, named after Rexanna
Hawkins, lifelong educator, coach and mentornot to mention non-smokerwho,
in 2006, lost her battle with lung cancer less than two months after diagnosis. Since
then, Rexannas Foundation has donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to the MD
Anderson Cancer Center earmarked specifically for lung cancer treatment, prevention
and research. At this years Huddle Up, Rexannas Foundation Executive Director Lisa
Spain spurred attendees to dig deep, reaching the goal of $250,000all to beat lung
cancer. Go team!

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Executive Director Lisa Spain

Lake Travis Fiddlers


Dawn Murphy, Maggie Patke, Sarah Flekte, Chris Dowling, Susie Mitchell

Gordon and Fredi Harmon

Emily and Kevin Roarty, Kristen Alex

Mary and Steven Haase

Golden Anniversary Committee Chair, Dee Ann Burns;


Lakeway Mayor David DeOme, Linda DeOme

A Golden Gala

Golden Gala Co-chairs:


Sharon January,
Gretchen Nearburg
Charles Edwards, Linda Kephart

Charlie and Cherie Harris

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Lana and Dennis Brown

Ann and Bob Neighbors,


Will and Pat Smith

AKEWAY celebrated its 50th anniversary in November at the


Lakeway Resort and Spas Vista Ballroom. It was fitting that the celebration would be held there, as the Lakeway Resort and Spa and
the City of Lakeway share the same year of birth in 1963, so for both of them,
2013 marked golden anniversaries. The gala party included cocktails, dinner
and dancing to the music of The Fabs. Dotties Follies gave a glittering performance, and there were spectacular golden
Pat and Tim Doucet
gowns galore!
Co-chairs, Sharon January and Gretchen
Nearburg did their usual superb job as hostesses. Councilwoman and Golden Anniversary
Chairwoman, Dee Ann Burns felt the evening
was everything she had hoped it would be,
a special way to end this year of very special
commemorations of Lakeways 50th birthday.

Don and Cindy Kotrady

Richard and Marie Drury

Alan Bojorquez, Sheila Lehmann


Mike and Sandy Boston, Michael and Kitty Lichty

68 Waterways | Spring 2014

Leni and Michelle Faas, John Stevenson, Carey Stevenson

Michelle Faas, Yvette Poulin-Marshall

Barbara Beebe, Linda Swan, Sally Barto, Jody Berry

Barbara and Thomas Pembrey, Paula and Alan Tye, Sanjeev and Donna Kumar, Dennis and Leanne Dupay Virgil and Beverly Gould, Nick and Judy Renneker
Nancy Clayton, Sharon Gilmore

Gerry and Joan Astorino

Jody and Bob Berry


Frank and Charlene Cooley

Richard and Maryleeann Bryan, John and Vivian Craft

Joan and Keith Peterson

Jacquelyn and Daniel Foreman, Glenda


and Max Engert

Joe and Jane Benasutti

Shirley and Roger Camp

Brooke Toeller, Pat Smith, Carol Mitchum

Spring 2014 | Waterways 69

Candace Thrash,
Karel McGuirt

Alan Isaacson,
COO of Shoal
Creek, expressed
his gratitude
for the support
of the Lakeway
Associates.
Dazzling Deco team

Not Your
Grandmas Tea
Tied for Best of Show
and Most Fabulous Hat:
Dazzling Deco designed
by Leanne DuPay

STORY BY CATHIE PARSSINEN


PHOTOS BY PAT EVANS AND CATHIE PARSSINEN

Sister Gertrude Levy;


Jean Hennagin, Community Ambassador,
Board President Barbara Bembry Seton Family of Hospitals

HE LAKEWAYAssociates of the Seton Development


Board held their over-the-top tea party at the Lake
Travis Event Center. Over 200 guests attended this annual party that benefits Seton Shoal Creek Psychiatric Hospital. Local
clubs, groups of friends and several sponsoring businesses decorated 20 tables according to various themes. It is just another grand
excuse for 200 women to wear a wild hat and a crazy costume. Just
ask Sharon Rogers!
2014 Lakeway Associates of the Seton Development Board: Sally Barto,
Kim Nearburg, Doris Burson, Jackie Elliott, Pat Evans, Jean Hennagin,
Billye Lynn Ratliff, Barbara Bembry

Tied for Best of Show:


Cafe Monet designed
by Suzie Leggio
Most Unique Hat:
Gretchen Nearburg

This event netted $4,500


to benefit Shoal Creek.

70 Waterways | Spring 2014

Best Theme Hat: The World of Dr. Seuss


team led by Sharon Rogers

Black & White on the Silver Screen

The Lakeway
Associates is Shoal
Creeks largest
donor. In the 30
years since it was
established, it has
raised over $350,000
to support services
to the hospitals
patients.

3rd Runner Up: Black & White


on the Silver Screen by Dianne Haeg

2nd Runner Up: The Butterfly Effect


the Lakeway Garden Club

New Years Ding Hao by Billye Lynn Ratliff

Flamingos with Flair by


Linda Pedersen (not pictured)

Spring 2014 | Waterways 71

Lobby in the Ritz-Carlton Lake Tahoe

Tarja Parssinen

How to
Gold Medal
in Winter
Vacationing
STORY BY TARJA PARSSINEN
PHOTOS COMPLIMENTS OF THE RITZ-CARLTON
AND CATHIE PARSSINEN

WOULD LIKEto preface everything by stating that the members of


my family are not what you would call snow people. I guiltily confess to
opening my REI membership solely for the discount on a jogging stroller. What can I say? My family is more comfortable at sea level, and Ive always
looked better without a neck gaiter.
But this year, we thought Lets ascend to 7,000 feet! After all, the baby
is older now, and my mom would come with us, representing the possibility
of free time and maybe even a dinner alone! We thought, We can do this!
Although in hindsight, it was more like, Can we do this? Either way, we
ascended! Christmas carols in the CD player, snacks clenched in little hands!
And big hands.
Ever the pessimist, even I had to admit that the weather was glorious, and
the hotel even more so. The Ritz-Carlton Lake Tahoe is located at North Star,
a mere gondola ride away from a lively village with restaurants, shops and a

72 Waterways | Spring 2014

Cabin in the Highlands Spa

beautiful ice rink surrounded by fire pits andwait for itcrepe


stands! I could already taste the Nutella. The beauty of the Ritz is that
its ski-in-ski-out, so we scheduled my 5-year-old son for his first ski
lesson. After all, somebody should do something in the snow. My son
could ski and I could apres-ski in the sumptuous lounge of the Ritz,
gazing out the floor-to-ceiling windows on the mountain, a fire crackling in the giant stone fire place. My son loved it, and the instructor
informed me, You have a little speed demon on your hands here. I
felt a pang of sympathy for Bode Millers mother.
As for entertaining my 2-year-old son, he was content to play in
the snow, ride the gondola, and shake the presents under the lobby
Christmas tree. The Ritz, bless them, is very tolerant of kids. They
offer a host of activities for the younger set, including my personal
favorite: smores every afternoon by the fire pit. And when the apresski and the chocolate and the thought of hoisting on the long underwear again just gets to be too much, theres always the spa.
I booked an appointment for my mother and myself in advance,
and the Ritz didnt disappoint. I had the Organic Scalp and Full-Body
Massage that boasts a warm shea-butter infusion massaged all over
to induce a state of deep relaxation. Mission accomplished! But I cant be sure if it was
the massage or the 80 minutes without my kids. My mother had the Signature Organic
Massage and was virtually passed out in the lounge where we met afterwards.
By the end of our brief foray into the mountains, I think we all learned some valuable
lessons. That taking children on a winter vacation can be fun! And that the level of fun
can sometimes be connected to how hard you apres-ski. Or at least how hard you spa.
And although I cant speak for my mother, her lesson probably has something to do with
children and germs and hand-sanitizers.

Manzanita restaurant

Spring 2014 | Waterways 73

2013 Co-chair, Diann Watson,


Cachele Spinn

Ray Benson, Randy Rogers

Brian and Mary Kay Schwiening

More Than a Game


FIRST TEE OF GREATER AUSTIN
STORY BY GEOFF KIRSCH
PHOTOS BY BRANDI NELLIS
Dan McGovern, Will Lowery, Steve Spinn, Scott Friedrich, Mike Panozzo
Becky and Jim Siddons

ESCRIBINGFirst Tee of Austins annual two-day charity golf tournament as merely a game is a vast understatement. So its name reflects the experience: More
Than a Game Celebrity Golf Tournament and Gala. And this years
the 12th annualfeatured more golf, music, food and fun than ever.
After More Than a Party, featuring live music by country star Drew
Womack, foursomes hit the links with celebrity captains from professional and collegiate sports, as well as the entertainment world. And
if shooting a round with a star werent memorable enough, More
Than a Game golfers encountered special treats throughout the
coursemargaritas, cigar rolling, a vodka bar and more food than
they could shake a club atbefore ending with yet another shindig
at the Ray Benson & Friends Pickin Party at Verdes.
Supporters listen to Ray Benson, Randy Rogers and
Proceeds benefited the First Tee of Greater Austin, a
Drew Womack at Verdes backyard amphitheater
non-profit organization dedicated to providing youth
development and education through the game of golf.
Jennifer Maccurrach;
Executive Director,
First Tee of Greater
Austin

Nancy Panter, Judy Deck, Crissy Mattlage

74 Waterways | Spring 2014

Jeff Woods, Matt Bradshaw

Courtney and Darren Weir

David and Cindy Cargill,


Don and Fiona Cameron

Mike Castleman, David and Patti Smith, Chip Buerger

Karysa Myers, Tara Farrell


Debbie Johnson, June and Rob Malcolm
Signing In!

2013 Co-chairs Julie and Ben Crenshaw

Drew Womack
Lezlie and John Gladle, Monica and David Hinkle
Leroy and Brandi Nellis

Steve Stavall, Russ Munsch, Harvey Cody


Dwight and Susan Oglesby, Jim and June Baumoel

Sarah Barter, Robin Johnston, Paula and Craig Curry

Spring 2014 | Waterways 75

A special wine collection offered by Medal of Honor


and Purple Heart recipient Jon Cavaiano, honored for
his valiant actions in Vietnam, was part of the auction.

Gerald Astorino, Commander (Retired);


Alan Babin, Jr.

Help Our Wounded


STORY BY CATHIE PARSSINEN
PHOTOS BY PATTI MELTON-PIESZCHALA
The Lakeway Resort and Spa provided the venue,
and Diane Jackson decorated the space!

Diane and Mike Jackson, Gretchen Nearburg

Niki Note, Alan Babin, Jr.; Alexandra Didari

The Gala Committee: Rosie Babin, Dottie Stevenson, Diane Jackson,


Donna Luchow, Joan Astorino, Annette Brown, Ann Neighbors

RIENDS of Help Our Wounded organized a New Years Eve


Gala benefit at the Lakeway Resort and Spa. Founded by Rosie
Babin in 2009, Help Our Woundeds mission is to help severely wounded service members, and those who care for them, by providing
direct aid, resources and support. HOW was formed to be a resource to
help not only with the emotional and medical aspects of this demanding
role but also to assist navigating the military resources available. HOW
serves as a mentor, support system and knowledgeable resource to caregivers and wounded veterans. HOW provides information and guidance
based on the collective experience of those who have already worked
within the system and who know where to go, what to do, who to ask
and HOW to ask.
To donate visit helpourwounded.org
Charlie Richter, Jeanne Anne Klein

Jane and Joe Benasutti, Sharon and Timm Gilmore, Linda Kephart, Charles Edwards

76 Waterways | Spring 2014

Marie and Richard Drury

Scott and Theresa Lindgren, Tim Cardinal

Bill and Frances Pearce

Pat and Wilson Smith

Patti Melton-Pieszchala, Dee Ann Burns, Dottie Stevenson,


Carey Stevenson, Diane Jackson, Brooke Toeller

Alan Babin, Jr.; Gerry Astorino

Brooke Toeller, Alan Babin, Jr.; Christy Babin

Don and Cindy Kotrady; Ken DeBower, Pat Smith, Julianne DeBower

Alan Babin, Jr.; Jim Palmersheim,


Captain; Director of Veterans
Initiatives for American Airlines

Linda and David DeOme

Joan and Gerry Astorino

Nona Kilgore, Dottie Stevenson, Ray Kilgore

Thomas and Barbara Pembrey

Alan and Rosie Babin

Janet Wright and Alan Babin, Jr.

Walter and Jeannie Toeller, Brooke and Michael Toeller, Dottie Stevenson,
John Stevenson, Carey Stevenson, Lindsay Preuss
Funk Factory

Nancy and Joe Bain

Spring 2014 | Waterways 77

Madan Rao, D.C.; Susan Rao, D.C.

Sharnel Bradshaw, Sara Coleman, Chuda and Pritam Polkampally,


M.D., Sam DeMaio, M.D., F.A.C.C.; Amy DeMaio, Susie Barbour

Freddy and Ivana Powers

Meet the Doctor!


Rich and Sonja Morocca (both with the Cath Lab),
Lisa Soklove, Curtis Townsend, ER Director

STORY AND PHOTOS BY CATHIE PARSSINEN

Lakeway Police Chief Todd Radford,


Rita Radford, Amy and Sam DeMaio

D
Lynn Edgar, Sharnel Bradshaw, Sara Coleman
Kenady McArthur,
Marisa Fernandez

R. SAM DEMAIOand Amy DeMaio hosted a


holiday party for friends and colleagues to introduce
them to Dr. Pritam Polkampally and his wife Chuda.
Dr. Polkampally joins Dr. DeMaios practice in interventional cardiology as his new associate. There was
hardly a medical specialty that was not represented
among the large number of guests in attendance.
And Chef Franko Camargo did his best to spoil them
with a lavish array of delicacies. He also created a
spectacular ice sculpture which survived the evening
quite nicely due to the cold weather.

Frances Vickerman,
R.J. Jackson, D.D.S.;
Scottie Jenkins, Dori Baker

Sara Coleman, Robert Ondash, M.D.


Claire and Chef Franko Camargo
Doug Caldwell, Lynn Edgar, Brandon and Jana Edgar
Linda Piazza, Amy DeMaio, Sara Coleman,
Larry and Kay Blount, Cheryl Norman,
Rockey Piazza

78 Waterways | Spring 2014

Melissa Rivera, Tim Brown

On Christmas Morning: Harry Kilman, Pat Hydanus

What Child is This? Mike Hahn

Sing Alongs
Make Merry

Must Be Santa: Judy and Bill Walker

The Three Kings: Joann Anderson, Karen Knaus,


Julianne DeBower

STORY AND PHOTOS BY CATHIE PARSSINEN

HIS YEARS77-member Sing Along cast of characters


delighted the community once again with their annual
Christmas show, The Colors of Christmas. Mixing old
favorites with some campy tunes like Happily Addicted to the
Web, the Sing Alongs holiday production combined a sense of
reverence with a sense of humor. My
fav from this years play list had to be Some Things for Christmas: Rick Wilsey, Steve Richard, Ken DeBower
The Three Kings (taken from the
musical Nunsence) where a choir of
Sisters (aka Joann Anderson, Karen
Knaus and Julianne DeBower) sing
that All they want for Christmas is a
one-night stand!
The show, jointly sponsored
by the Womens Club of Greater
Lakeway and the City of Lakeway
Activity Center benefits Lake Travis
Green Santa. It was produced and
directed by Gigi McKeever, assisted
by Sing Along Chairwoman, Joann
Anderson, with contributions by dozens of volunteers.

Happily Addicted to the Web: Dick Cohen,


Jim Sommer, Jerry Hietpas

O Come, O Come Immanuel! Kathy Wilson

The 2013 Sing Alongs

Spring 2014 | Waterways 79

Dancers Gary McIntyre and Susan Kirklin entertain the crowd with a whimsical number.

Co-owners Shaidri Alrich, Mylie Alrich and Susan Kirklin


toast the opening of Go Dances newest studio.

Go Dance Celebrates
Lakeway Opening

Co-owners Shaidri Alrich,


Susan Kirkland and Mylie Alrich

STORY BY CATHIE PARSSINEN


PHOTOS BY PATTI MELTON-PIESZCHALA

T
The beautiful studio boasts gorgeous views of
the surrounding hill country.

Gary McIntyre, Susan Kirkland

OES WEREtapping in anticipation of the opening of the newest Go Dance studio in Lakeway at
Discovery Point on FM 620 South. The elegant studio is located just behind The Grove and offers
stunning views of the surrounding canyon and hills. A large crowd of fans and friends gathered for a
fun evening of dancing to celebrate the occasion. With 4,500 sq. ft. of studio space, there is plenty of room to
practice! The Go Dance staff of over 30 instructors offers professional lessons in social and competitive dance
and teaches over 20 different partner dances, with Two-Step, Salsa and Swing being the most popular. Many Go
Dance pros are featured in Waterways coverage of the 2013 Dancing with the Stars Austin in this issue.
Go Dance also hosts weekly dances where students can bring friends and practice dancing in a social setting.
On February 22, Go Dance will offer a Free Day of Dance, with complimentary dance classes taught all day.
The community has given us a warm welcome! noted owner Mylie Alrich.

Marsha Kaye, Angel Horne, Jamie Lester

Guests kick up their heels!

Andreal and Clint Connell, Judd Olsen

Burke and Tricia Edwards, David and Brenda Dachner, Michael Reeder

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Mylie Alrich, Laura Capes

Tommy Cain, Lisa Butcher

Reed Forkel, Annie Cain

LA HACIENDA Professionals held its annual customer appreciation party at Antebellum


Oaks Event Center. Clients were treated with prizes, BBQ, exotic beverages and a chance to
kick back and watch some NFL Football! The La Hacienda team has over 3 decades of experience in the Lake Travis area and specializes in commercial, residential and waterfront properties. Principles, Tommy Cain and Tom Childers, as well as Executive Administrator Stephanie
Forkel, invite you to contact them for all your real estate needs. 512.266.7557

Stephanie Forkel, Tommy Cain,


Kimberly McLaughlin, Tom Childers

LA HACIENDA PROFESSIONALS

Grand Openings &


Customer Appreciations
STORY AND PHOTOS BY CATHIE PARSSINEN
FRIENDS, FAMILY and patients joined Dr.
Candace Thrash and her staff at her newly
opened practice at the entrance to Lakeway,
on the south corner where FM 620 S. and
Lakeway Blvd intersect. The dozens of women
who dropped by were all extremely interested
in what Dr. Thrash has to offer: skin treatments
and products to help women of all ages look
as Fresh as possible! Reps from Jan Marini
Skin Research, Neocutis and SkinCeuticals
visited with guestsand offered some serious discounts to celebrate the grand opening!
512.615.5600

Laura Gonski, Leigh Allocca,


Karel McGuirt, Candace Thrash, MD
Karen Thrash, Trevlyn Trevino, Ailien Phan,
Pat Stark, Aly Kotal

TOWN & COUNTRY LEATHER + CHASE FLOORING

Eric and Karen Salem, owners


of Town & Country Leather

THE HISTORIC Bee Cave building on Hwy 71 in front


of the Shops at the Galleria that is now home to Town &
Country Leather and Chase Flooring has never looked
so good! The space that was a former home to Wilsons
Tea Room and Estancia is now a home design venue that
serves customers from Westlake to Horseshoe Bay. Both
Town & Country Leather and Chase Flooring have other
stores throughout Austin, but both had so many clients
from the Lake Travis area that they felt it made sense to
serve them with a local store. 512.350.2350 (T&C Leather)
512.360.2222 (Chase Flooring)

FRESH DERMATOLOGY
Sherry Ellenbogen,
Karen Salem,
Sheila Bostick

Joey Pochron,
Marie-Lynn Piscitelli,
Elaine Smith

Ed Miller, George Kelly

Pat McKay, Marc Chase, owner of


Chase Flooring; Jan Kelly

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Andrea Esqueda, Haley Alfraro-Kim, Clarisse Rosenthal,


Olivia Schuh, Annika Roberts, Jenna Simons

Front Row: Helen Tack, Kate Parrish, Reese Farnsworth


Back Row: Abby Mader, Asha Williams, Presli James, Jordan McCalister

Sparks
Fly at DI
STORY BY LINDA HOLLAND
PHOTOS BY JOSH BREWSTER

Clarisse Rosenthal

Nick Schroeder, Gabby Foyt

ANCE INSTITUTEPerformance Academy has added two new


teams to their seven existing teams. For the 2013-2014 season DIPA
now has their first age 6-7 Mini Team known as the Sparks and their
first Ballet Company. The Sparks attended their first ever Dance Convention,
Adrenaline in Houston,TX. Bringing home 3 scholarships were Presli James, Asha
Williams and Helen Tack.
Adrenaline Dance Convention was DIPAs first full company outing for the season. Company 2, Kendall Dowd, Alex Dowd, Gabby Foyt, Andrea Patriarca, Claire
Parrish, Rena Liang and Nick Shroeder took first overall and won the technique
award with their performance of Bom Bom. The Ballet Companys performance of
Ruby Fairies was featured on the Adrenaline web page. The Mini duet Chasing the
Sun with Kyla Stephens and Gianna Valonne took 1st overall. The top winner, taking 1st overall, Best Choreography, and winning Best in Show for 12 and under was
Paper Skin. Paper Skin was choreographed by Joey Arrigo and danced by Co 5,
Sarah Cronin, Sydney James, Reagan Kowert, Ashley Norwood,
Clarisse Rosenthal, and Alexis Stanley with Co 3, Jaden Ceshker,
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Calista Greenway, Jordan Hall, Laura Parrish, Parker Rogers,
Kyla Stephens, Gianna Vallone, and Natalie Wong.
DIPA dancers Nick Schroeder, Laura Parrish, Natalie
Wong, Ashley Norwood and Dannon OBrien were given the
honor of being chosen to the Adrenaline Crew and invited to
perform in the closing show. DIPAs directors, Linda Holland
and Lindsay Brewster were very proud to take home the Team
Sportsmanship Award!
So starting with the Sparks....Dance Institute Performance
Academys 2013-2014 Competition Season is on fire!
6612 Sitio del Rio Blvd.
Austin, Texas 78730
512.346.6612
danceinstitute.com

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