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Craftsmen’s Classic Art & Craft Festival

Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out this year’s Craftsmen’s Classic at the Berglund Center on October 10, 11, and 12!

MakingKScopeThis event features original designs and work from hundreds of talented artists and craftspeople from across America. See the creative process in action as many exhibitors demonstrate throughout the weekend. There is something for every style, taste and budget with items from the most traditional to the most contemporary.

Visit their website for more information or call 336-282-5550.

Meet Emily Fielder

emily fielderEmily Fielder may not be a native, but the 2005 and 2010 Hollins University grad has certainly found her niche here in the Roanoke Valley. Currently a Project Associate at Virginia Career VIEW, Fielder also serves on the Boards of both Apple Ridge Farm and Junior League of Roanoke Valley. Somehow, she still finds time to pursue her doctoral degree. She is passionate about promoting local voluntarism and further developing the potential of other women through her roles in the community.

Nominated by Jennifer Bryant

Join us each weekday during the month of October as we recognize extraordinary women in our area! Nominate someone you know by emailing us: bella@beckmediagroup.com.

Pure Barre Update!

New Image4156Bella girls Stacey, Cory and Hayleigh continue to enjoy their Pure Barre workouts each week! Every class is still challenging, but their ability to concentrate and learn the routines has increased. They have also learned something very important about getting in shape: your weight is literally JUST a number.

“I have not lost weight, but my clothes are too big. Inches have disappeared from my waist and I feel more confident every day,” explains Hayleigh. “Getting healthy and losing fat from your entire body does not happen after the first class, the second class, or even the third! It is a permanent lifestyle change you have to make in order to really see and keep your results.”

They also continue to value the personal interaction they have with instructors before and after class. The encouragement is inspirational and something they carry with them once class is over. “To date, the most apparent transformation that has taken place through my Pure Barre experience has been my strength,” says Cory. “My arms are toner, my core is tighter and my confidence in myself and ability has grown.”

Visit www.purebarre.com for details on how to sign up for your first class and begin your journey to a better, healthier body today.

Stay tuned– our November issue will feature the final results!

Meet Heather Quintana

Heather Quintana

Heather Quintana is an amazing single mother of two boys, a vivacious friend and a fearless role model. In addition to her day job, Heather founded Happy Healthy Cooks, a program that turns kids and their families on to healthful whole foods. Heather has motivated an army of people to work within the Roanoke City school system to teach kids about nutrition through preparing and cooking healthful foods.

Nominated by Kim Bratic

Join us each weekday during the month of October as we recognize extraordinary women in our area! Nominate someone you know by emailing us: bella@beckmediagroup.com.

RAINRAPS for Fall

July BellarainrapsRAINRAPS are a fashionable version of water repellant outerwear designed by two women from Virginia. A lightweight, hands-free alternative to a coat or umbrella, each RAINRAP comes with a travel pouch to make it easy to carry in your handbag or glove compartment.

RAINRAPS are waterproof and reversible. Weighing just eight ounces, they are perfect for when it’s too hot for a coat but you still need protection from the rain.

The best part about your purchase? During the month of October, they donate 15% of sales on the pink/ orange RAINRAP  to the Massey Cancer Center in Richmond. 

RAINRAPS are available online and in select boutiques around the country.

Meet Gil Harrington

Gil HarringtonGil Harrington’s work on behalf of the victims of crimes and in support of the families of so many young women who have been kidnapped and/or murdered is inspirational (www.helpsavethenextgirl.com). Beyond that, Gil serves in Africa with the Orphan Mission Network International, supports her husband Dan in his work as one of the Deans of the wildly successful Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine.  She reaches out in love and compassion to others with consistency and grace. 

Nominated by Bruce Bryan 

Join us each weekday during the month of October as we recognize extraordinary women in our area! Nominate someone you know by emailing us: bella@beckmediagroup.com.

Meet Anne G. Fox

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAnne G. Fox is a mother of five, a Girl Scout Troop Leader, and an eleven year breast cancer survivor. But to me, Anne G. Fox has always been my Kindergarten teacher. She inspired me at a young age to learn and strive for educational Anne Foxsuccess. She made learning fun, from making “magic pancakes” to “edible green goo”. Things I learned in her class are things I will never forget. I’m sure that throughout her twenty-one years of teaching at Oak Grove, she has inspired many other young students. Only one word can describe Anne G. Fox: Extraordinary.

 

Nominated by David Koehler

Join us each weekday during the month of October as we recognize extraordinary women in our area! Nominate someone you know by emailing us: bella@beckmediagroup.com.

Purse Problems

I have always envied my husband’s ability to fit everything he needs into a tiny wallet. Don’t get me wrong, I am all about accessorizing my outfits with the most fabulous purse I can find. The problem is, the bigger the purse, the more stuff I put in it. At this point, I carry one bag with all the junk I think I need, and then another tiny one inside it to take with me when I go into a store. Nothing ruins a shopping trip like inexplicable pain in your shoulder from carrying your giant bag.

The same is true for a girl’s night out. On these occasions I need four things: My cell phone, my ID, a credit card, and some lipstick. So there is no reason for me to carry everything else downtown. Not only is it unnecessary, it can also be dangerous. I needed something that disguised my valuables but was also convenient to carry.

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Recently, we stumbled upon Sholdit. Their creation, a Clutch Wrap purse, is both fashionable and functional. It can be used as a scarf, wrap, or purse—whichever is more convenient.The best part? It holds all of my essentials! There is even room for a medium sized wallet or passport. Visit their website for more information and to purchase your own in a variety of colors.