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Cover Profile: Barbara & David Grimes

This month’s BOOM! profile is Barbara and David Grimes. Barbara is well known to many of you who shop for grandchildren and who have a special interest in custom art projects because she’s the owner of Barb’s on Mulberry, a shop which has distinctly graced the Mulberry District of Midtown for 18 years. David is […]

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Greg Budell: GOODBYE, MR. BANKS

It’s hard to “love” an athlete today. We “love” them when they win. We celebrate the stats of extraordinary careers, but most names slide under the rock of obscurity when they retire, or their game retires them.  Too many become famous (infamous) for off-the-field actions. Rarer yet, is the player whose name is synonymous with […]

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Owning your Future

By Brandt McDonald   In America, it seems to me that somehow we are all born with a unique genetic code that is a hard wired American drive to own things. Owning things or stuff, in and of itself, is not necessarily a bad thing; however, when this “stuff” begins to impede your ability to […]

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Heart Health

By Leigh Anne Richards   February is designated as heart health month. What an appropriate time to write an article about heart health and exercise. Inactivity is one of the major risk factors for heart disease. However, exercise can improve heart health and in some cases reverse some heart disease risk factors. You heart is […]

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Sweeten Communication this VALENTINE’S DAY

By Dr. Brittany Spahr and Dr. Katie Slade, Doctors Hearing Clinic   Having a spouse or significant other with hearing loss can have its challenges. One common challenge many couples experience is dining out with someone who has a hearing loss. With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, many couples may be looking forward to […]

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Here’s How to Make Love Last

Researchers, and headlines, have dubbed it “gray divorce”: the climbing divorce rate in recent decades among couples age 50 and older. But what about marriages that work, even flourish, well into later life? How do couples keep the spark alive? That is the focus of a new book by noted gerontologist Karl Pillemer, 30 Lessons […]

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How do I love thee? Let me count the ways…

The English poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning penned those famous lines around 1845 in a sonnet dedicated to her future husband, Robert Browning.  The sentiment has been quoted so often it has become a part of our popular culture, seen in everything from Hallmark cards to Bugs Bunny cartoons. While most of us are familiar with […]

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The Gift of Volunteering: I am a Hospice Volunteer…

Presnted by the Volunteer Team from Hospice of Montgomery I am a hospice volunteer and proud of it.  I sincerely believe in the hospice mission of providing quality, compassionate end-of-life care to those who are dealing with a terminal diagnosis.  There are many of us dispensing love and compassion to our patients and their families.  […]

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The Art of Rhinoplasty

All of us have heard the following statement… “It was better in the old days.”  Well perhaps that statement is true about a lot of things, but believe me, the statement does not apply to Rhinoplasty. Every physician who has performed a functional Rhinoplasty (to improve breathing), a cosmetic Rhinoplasty (to change the appearance of […]

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Jewish Food Festival

Over the years thousands of men, women and children have enjoyed the Jewish Food Festival, including sampling the food; visiting the Treasure Market that promises something for everyone; and stopping by our Temple Beth Or Gift Shop, which has a wonderful selection of jewelry and other gifts. Many also take the opportunity to attend a […]

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Music Man Of Bonnie Blink

He’s known as the Music Man of Bonnie Blink. It’s an apt title for Gilbert Schuler, a professional musician who, at 92, weekly entertains residents of the Maryland Masonic Homes’ facility in Hunt Valley, where he lives. For decades, Schuler led a 10-piece orchestra that played at more weddings, celebrations and conventions in Baltimore than […]

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Are You Spouses or Just Roommates?

Written by Jeanie Lerche Davis   There’s no drama, no fighting. You’ve been together for years, raised kids and pets. The love is still there, but the spark just isn’t. As months drift into years, you realize: You’re in a sexless marriage. Most married couples don’t really know what to expect of a long-term relationship, […]

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DATING Coach: I think I want my ex back

Dear Lisa, I met the greatest guy online. He contacted me. I noticed online that he didn’t post a picture but he did send pictures in his initial email to me. We’ve been talking nearly a month and we just have so much in common. It feels like we’d never run out of things to […]

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Bucket List Adventure: Life in South Walton

Written by Kathy Witt There is something in the air and mood of South Walton, Florida. You can sense it as soon as you arrive in this well-scrubbed, preservation-minded town made up of 16 unique beach communities, close-knit next-door neighbors that stretch along 26 miles of velvety-white sand lapped by the turquoise waters of the […]

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Cover Profile: Jenille Ball, Hospice Advocate

This month’s BOOM! profile is Jenille Ball. Jenille is the Executive Director of Hospice of Montgomery. Hospice of Montgomery is about one thing and that’s caring for patients with a life limiting illness. And probably more important, it’s caring for the caregivers of those patients. It’s a difficult task but Jenille and her team of […]

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Greg Budell: DON’T MYTH THYTH COLUMN

By Greg Budell   A lot of us go around believing absolute crap. AOL (I am the only human still using them) recently offered subscribers 7 popular myths about life and everyday living, and exploded them with expert testimony. Since everyone reading this is not AOL subscribers, I am “Reader’s Digesting” these myths for you, […]

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What are Your Hopes and Dreams?

By Brandt McDonald   Happy New Year! Hopefully, you enjoyed a relaxing and engaging holiday with friends and family. Now that 2014 is in the books, a moment of reflection is appropriate in order to use the lessons of the past as a spring board to a new beginning that is full of critical life […]

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Fitness Resolutions

By Leigh Anne Richards   It is that time of year again- Time to make those dreaded New Year’s Resolutions. I know most of you make them and then break them. The most popular resolutions involve losing weight and “getting in shape.” I have encountered people for many years who say they want to “get […]

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New Year, New Hearing, New You!

By Dr. Brittany Spahr and Dr. Katie Slade, Doctors Hearing Clinic   Around this time, everyone starts making promises and New Year’s resolutions for themselves. Some people might want to lose weight or maybe this is the year you decide to stop smoking. Or maybe your resolution is something smaller, like remembering to call your […]

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Animal Lover

By Richard Tribou   It’s kind of like having a grandparent still. Bob Barker will always be my favorite game-show host, and December 12 was his 91st birthday. The former host of “The Price Is Right,” which was well watched by me on summer breaks and in college dorm rooms, passed on the gig to […]

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