Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Freedom Fest - July 4 in downtown Nacogdoches

Brookshire Brothers Freedom Fest will once again be offering all the sights, sounds and tastes of an old-fashioned, community-wide Independence Day celebration on July 4 in Festival Plaza from 5 to 9 p.m.

Families are invited to enjoy delicious festival food, children’s activities and live music, including Halcyon Five, The Keith Whitton Band, and the first place winner of the Christian Battle of the Bands that is going on during the day. The evening will culminate in a dazzling fireworks display sponsored by the Nacogdoches Jaycees beginning 30 minutes after dark.

Admission is free.

A children’s area will keep the kids entertained with a dunking booth, slides, moonwalks, and trike races. Tickets for the inflatables are $1 each or a $15 armband is also available and allows for unlimited play in the inflatable children’s area.

Other popular locations for viewing the firewor

ks are the University Mall,

Williamsburg Plaza, Downtown Square, Nacogdoches County Courthouse, Coy Simms Softball Park, Brookshire Brothers on South Street and the Hotel Fredonia.

Click for more information or call the Nacogdoches CVB at 936-564-7351.

(photos by Bruce R. Partain)

First Friday Cruise Night presents “Veteran’s Appreciation Night”

The City of Nacogdoches Main Street Program and Freedom Fest invite you to historic downtown Nacogdoches for “Veteran’s Appreciation Night.”

We hope to see you at the Visitor’s Center, 200 E. Main Street for July’s First Friday Cruise Nights, so cruise on in to downtown on Friday, July 3. Attendees will be able to pay special tribute to our veterans and active troops inside the Visitor’s Center.

“We wanted to celebrate our nation’s independence by honoring those who fought so hard for our rights,” said Main Street Manager Sarah O’Brien.

Free desserts and drinks will be served inside the visitor’s center with lots of patriotic flare. Help us kick off Freedom Fest in downtown with patriotic music, free USA flags, vintage and classic cars, and late night shopping till 8 p.m.

Mayor Roger Van Horn will be proclaiming “Veteran’s Appreciation Night” at 5:30 p.m. on the Plaza Principal Stage.

We invite enthusiasts to cruise into downtown between 5 and 8 p.m. Car Clubs, Antique Cars, and Motorcycles welcome. Enthusiasts are asked to contact Doug James at Lone Star Scooters and ATV at 936-560-2228 with questions.

Pictured is Heart of Texas owner Gerry Larabee, left, enjoying First Friday Night, shop late 'til 8, in June. Visit Gerry and her charming store during the July 3 event.

For more information call 936-559-2573 or email obriens@ci.nacogdoches.tx.us.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Chamber Member Wins $50!

Ray Johnston was the lucky winner who won $50 at Fourth Friday Luncheon held on June 26. Pictured is Corey Ashley left, with First Bank & Trust East Texas presenting the prize to Johnston. Everyone who attends the luncheon is eligible to win the $50 drawing, and all chamber members are entered in a $250 drawing. First Bank & Trust East Texas sponsors both drawings.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

There's no place like home for vacationing

Click to read full story and view video by Donna McCollum, KTRE.
Click to read full story by Matthew Stoff, The Daily Sentinel.

Photo: Samantha Mora, Nacogdoches CVB Media and Community Relations Coordinator, right, gave the tips and unique ideas to make a staycation the best it can be. Also pictured are Chamber director Bill Teague, left, and Chamber Chair Donna Finley.
Visit the Nacogdoches CVB web site to plan your perfect staycation.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Tales from the Trail

Want to stay informed with whats going on from Natchitoches, LA to Crockett, TX without having to search the internet? Then this newsletter is for you! The El Camino Real Trail online newsletter is free and sign up is easy.

This newsletter features events and festivals in six main cities on the El Camino Real Trail which include Natchitoches and Sabine Parish, LA; Sabine County, San Augustine, Nacogdoches and Crockett, TX.

To sign up simply go to www.elcaminorealtx.com and enter your email address in the “Newsletter Signup” spot. A confirmation email will be sent to the address you provided. Once you have confirmed your subscription, you will begin to receive information on upcoming events and festivals.

Freedom Fest starts early!

First Friday Cruise Nights and Freedom Fest are starting the celebrations early this year with a special kick off to Freedom Fest. There will be a Veterans Appreciation Night on July 3rd from 5-8pm. There will be muscle, antique and vintage cars on display on the square. They invite you to come join them to help start Freedom Fest early with patriotic music, free beverages and dessert inside the Visitor Center. Shoppin will also be available until 8!

For more information go to www.visitnacogdoches.org

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Summer Sewing Workshops

The Red Thread is holding sewing workshops this summer. Classes are available for ages 10 to adult, and mother/daughter Saturday classes are also available. The first workshop was held yesterday, but they will continue all summer.

For more details and registration call Ilona Toth at 936-564-9409.

Ceramics kid's camp offered this summer!

Creative Ceramics is holding a kid's camp! Ages ranging from kindergarten to Jr. High. The cost is $15.00 per child. Everyday is a different theme! Includes painting ceramics, snacks, and much more!

The camp will be held at Creative Ceramics on July 2,9,16,23 & 30th.

Space is limited, so call for reservations!!

Creative Ceramics
Sylvia Barr
5978 Fm 2864, Nac., Tx

Congrats to the Paul Kendrick's Blueberry 42 Tournament Winners!

Thirty-three teams competed in the Paul Kendrick Memorial 42 Tourney at the Texas Blueberry Festival on June 13. Some drove from out-of-state and enjoyed a weekend in Nacogdoches.

The Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce board of directors and festival planning committee would like to thank First United Methodist Church for allowing the event to take place in the parlor and also a big thank you goes to the 42 tournament event organizers for their hard work
(Photo by Kelly Daniel)

The winners are as listed below:

Friday night warm-up june 12, 2009 ( 28 players)
1st place: Windy Kay Foberg & Paul Kinser
2nd place: Debbie Watson & Russell Smith

Saturday tournament june 13, 2009 (132 players)
1st place: Lenora Boughton & Weldon Almond
2nd place: Jim Dwyer & Wayne Allen
3rd Place : Jeremy Parker & Robert Killey
4th Place: Patti Penney & Charles Putegnat

1st Place Consolation: John Perkins & Scott Stiger
2nd Place Consolation: Caroline Seelback & Glo Maner
3rd Place Consolation: Vaneita Beckham & Janis Pennick

Congratulations to all of our winners!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Special thanks to Texas Blueberry Festival volunteers and sponsors

The Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce thanks the volunteers and event sponsors that made the 20th annual Texas Blueberry Festival, presented by Brookshire Brothers, a super sweet success.

2009 Texas Blueberry Festival Sponsors
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Blue Diamond Sponsor Brookshire Brothers

Blue Topaz Sponsors
TXU Energy


Blue Ribbon Sponsors
Consolidated Communications

Hayter's Mill Creek Farm

Huntington State Bank


Regions Bank

University Rental

Blue Sky Sponsors

Citizens 1st Bank

Cellular One of East Texas

Hotel Fredonia

Lehmann Eye Center

Nacogdoches Medical Center

Sam's Club

Suddenlink Communications

Blue True Sponsors


The Blood Center - East Texas

The Daily Sentinel

Nacogdoches Safe & Drug Free

Blue Buddy Sponsors
Adams, Belanger, Atherton, LoStracco
Austin Bank
Excel Car Wash
First Bank & Trust East Texas
Leon and Patsy Hallman

Major In-Kind Sponsors
The Blueberry Place
Downtown Business Association
City of Nacogdoches
Dairy Queen
GAP Broadcasting
Keep Nacogdoches Beautiful
KJ-103 FM
Lone Star Equipment
Main Street
Nacogdoches Convention & Visitors Bureau
Nacogdoches County Expo
Nacogdoches ISD
Pinecrest Children's Academy
Texas Forest Service
Texas Farm Products
The Daily Sentinel
Tipton Ford
University Rental
Yates Broadcasting

Friday, June 19, 2009

New downtown business Sisters Gifts, Etc. at Hotel Fredonia

A good group came together to celebrate the grand opening of a new business in historic downtown and attended a Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting.

Sisters Gifts, Etc. at Hotel Fredonia
301 Hospital St. - across from the hotel
(936) 564-1234

Owner Susan Reents welcomed sponsors, Chamber members and guests.

Photos by Barbara Holl.

Christian Battle of the Bands on July 4

Nacogdoches will host the first ever Christian Battle of the Bands in downtown Nacogdoches’ Festival Plaza at 12 noon on Saturday, July 4. Event organizers are seeking acts to take part in the inaugural Christian Battle of the Bands event, and there is already a lot of interest in the competition. Five bands are already confirmed in the line up. A panel of three judges, including Drew Wilson from local band, Considered Rubbish, will decide the winner of the competition, which is open to anyone interested in performing.

Top prize for the contest is the opportunity to open at Freedom Fest, the annual Fourth of July celebration in downtown Nacogdoches. Families can enjoy live music, tasty food, and children’s activities Saturday, July 4 from 5 to 9:30 p.m. The evening will culminate in a dazzling fireworks display sponsored by the Nacogdoches Jaycees and Brookshire Brothers beginning 30 minutes after dark. Admission is free.

Encore is donating 6 hours of recording studio time for the winning band, 4 hours of recording time for the "Best Original Artist" award, and Sound Techs is donating an acoustic guitar to "The Best Guitarist." Prizes will also be awarded to "Best Vocalist" and "Best Crowd Pleaser."

“We are really excited to have the competition as an addition to this year’s Freedom Fest,” said Ashleigh Endicott, meeting and events coordinator for the Nacogdoches Convention and Visitors Bureau.“This will be a great event to come out early, bring the entire family, and enjoy so you can spend the entire day in downtown Nacogdoches,” Endicott said.

Entry forms and complete rules can be obtained from JaNiece Cefalu by calling (936) 569-3449. Entry fee for the competition is $25 and allows the bands to perform three songs. For more information about the Christian Battle of the Bands, please contact JaNiece Cefalu at (936) 569-3449, or the Nacogdoches Convention and Visitors Bureau at (936) 564-7351 or 1-888-OLDEST-TOWN.

Classic - Muscle Car Cruise Night at Lowe's

Every Third Saturday - next event is June 20

Lowe's, NW Stallings Dr., is serving complimentary hamburgers and drinks for those
displaying their vehicles. Vendors for products and tools will be on display outside.

Raffles for power tools. Canopies are welcome.

Well-lit, clean parking area. For more information, contact: Doug James, 936-615-2742, lonestarscootersdj@yahoo.com.

Pictured is Doug James with Ford Mustang.

Blueberry pancakes loved by all ages

The Kiwanis kicked off the day of the festival by serving thousands of pancakes at the Blueberry Pancake Breakfast.

According to club President Candyce Wagnon, 1,270 people were served and 3,810 pancakes were flipped. That breaks down to 847 pancakes per hour and 282 people per hour.

The club used 20 gallons of milk, 20 dozen eggs, more than 400 lbs. of pancake mix and 37 gallons of blueberries from Hayter's Mill Creek Farm in Nacogdoches.

Click here to see more photos from the festival.

Photo: Joe Knobloch, right, enjoys blueberry pancakes at the Texas Blueberry Festival with grandson Ben Bedwell. (Photo by Bruce R. Partain)

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Car show winners announced!

SFA Driving Jacks Chelsea Craiker takes a close look at an entry in the Deja Blue Classic Car Show during the 20th annual Texas Blueberry Festival. (Photo by Bruce R. Partain)

The winners of the Deja Blue Car Show have been announced!

During this years Texas Blueberry Festival, a record number of contestant brought their vintage cars and trucks to be entered into the Deja Blue Car Show. One hundred and three contestants came from all over Texas to show off their cars and trucks.

The winners of the various divisions are presented below.

Street Rod- Car Brian Nabbs
Street Rod- Truck Rob Harris
Resto Rod- Car Randy Robison
Resto Rod- Truck Rob Harris
Pro Street Damon Samson
Best 40's Lewis Cox
Best 50's Jesse Basham
Best 60's Jerry Wilson
Best 70's George Nichols
Muscle Car Toby Ridgeway
Mustang Duane Hoxworth
Camaro Sissy Cartwright
Corvette Mike Chandler
Mopar Dennis Wankan
Volkswagen David Blades
Import Paul Robbins
Pickup Dale Perritt
Truck/SUV Gary Nix
Open Car Ray Paulsey
Model A Lewis Cox
Pre World War II Glen Humphreys
Pre Fab/ Kit Car Israel Hernandez
Most Rare/ Unusual Corbitt Baker

BEST OF SHOW Robert Pritchett
BEST PAINT Brian Nabbs

Congratulations to all of the winners!

Live Your Best Life!

A presentation will be held on ways to prevent cancer, heart disease and diabetes on June 25th. Dr. Antionio Pena, Internal Medicine, will be giving the presentation at the Charles Bright Pavilion. The presentation begins at noon and will be served with lunch.

Those who attend will receive a voucher for a free health screening for the following morning. There is limited seating available, so to reserve seating call 569-4124.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009


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The first batch of Texas Blueberry Festival pics taken by Bruce R. Partain are posted. More will be available tomorrow. The grandpa is a previous intern Brittany Logan's uncle. The baby, Ben, is his grandson.

Click here and you'll find the Chamber's photo albums.

Follow the Texas Blueberry Festival on Twitter.

Blueberry Festival a complete success

Click to watch video - report by Donna McCollum, KTRE.

The 20th annual Texas Blueberry Festival is being called today a complete success. It surpassed all records thanks to locals and out of towners. About 17,600 people filled the streets for blueberry pancakes, to buy items sold by the 160 vendors, and to listen and attend a variety of entertainment. That's about 1600 more people from last year. They came from far and near. "About 45% of the people were from over a hundred miles away," said Bruce partain, chamber director. Survey cards were handed out randomly. Chamber people have their way of calculating how many are in attendance and how far they traveled. "Most of those it seems like in about the 200 mile range. Nobody about the 100 mile, everybody 200 plus and a few we had about 1500 hundred miles away. Probably relatives," said Partain. One couple left their hometown of Plano at 4:30 in the morning in order to make the festival.

The chamber even has calculations on how many blueberries were purchased. Mill creek farms sold 17,000 pounds of berries. They met their promise not to run out which was the case last year. This year they brought 20,000 pounds of berries packed in 5 pound boxes. Each box was sold for $10.

Partain said the festival could easily go until midnight, but it's purposely shut down at 4pm. "that allows some of the tourist revenue to be spread around. Visitors eat dinner in our restaurants, stay in our hotels and visit other shops and sights in town."

Monday, June 15, 2009

Blueberry thrills

Revelers pack the downtown square for the 20th annual Texas Blueberry Festival

Click to read the full story by Keith Lansdale, The Daily Sentinel.

The Nacogdoches square was alive with games, booths and, the most important, blueberries Saturday as the 20th annual Blueberry Festival hit the brick streets.

The festival took the simple blueberry and transformed it from just a food to games, knick-knacks and, for some in attendance, a great excuse to dye their pets blue.

Booths lined the square selling trinkets while passersby paraded between the stores and walked their dogs, goats, rats, ferrets and even fish in the pet parade.

"Blueberry Wrangler" Cowboy Max performed his Old West comedy routine for people as they waited in line for their chance at the blueberries.

One popular stop at the festival was at the east end of the square, where a line that stretched for blocks ended in the opportunity to buy blueberries.

People waited anxiously for their chance to take home a box of blueberries for future pies, cakes or maybe even pancakes.

But there was no need to wait for blueberry pancakes at the festival. The Kiwanis Club churned out pancakes just as fast as possible.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Unleash your inner grill masterFire up the grill for the first annual “Star Spangled Burger” Cook-Off sponsored by Brookshire Brothers. Contestants h

Fire up the grill for the first annual “Star Spangled Burger” Cook-Off sponsored by Brookshire Brothers. Contestants have the opportunity to show off their burger-grilling skills July 4 at Freedom Fest in downtown Nacogdoches. First place prize is a Char Griller Smokin’ Pro and the title of “Burger Master” while second place prize is a $100 Brookshire Brothers Gift Card.

“We wanted to bring something new and unique to Freedom Fest this year,” said Ashleigh Endicott, meetings and event coordinator for the Nacogdoches Convention and Visitors Bureau. “We cannot wait to see who can make the best burger in East Texas.”

The Star Spangled Banner Burger Cook-Off will be held in conjunction with Freedom Fest, the annual Independence Day celebration in downtown Nacogdoches. Families can enjoy live music, tasty food, and children’s activities Saturday, July 4 from 5 to 9:30 p.m. The evening will culminate in a dazzling fireworks display sponsored by the Nacogdoches Jaycees beginning 30 minutes after dark. Admission is free.

Entry forms and complete rules can be obtained from the Nacogdoches Convention and Visitors Bureau, www.visitnacogdoches.org, or from your local Nacogdoches Brookshire Bros. store. Entry forms must be turned in by Wednesday, July 1, 2009. Entry into the contest is free. Space is limited and registration is required to participate in the burger cook-off.

For more information about the Star Spangled Burger Cook-Off, please contact the Nacogdoches Convention and Visitors Bureau at 936-564-7351 or 1-888-OLDEST-TOWN.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Vincent Smith meets Cowboy Max

Brookshire Brothers Fresh Harvest manager Vincent Smith enjoyed watching Cowboy Max perform, and then bravely joined the fun. Smith held a flower in his mouth and Cowboy Max snapped it in two using his bullwhip - after having a little fun making Smith sweat.

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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Nacogdoches turning blue in time for Texas Blueberry Festival

Click for video and story by Donna McCollum, KTRE.

"You looking forward to The Blueberry Festival?," Asks Cowboy Max, a ropin', wooly-chap-wearin' promoter for the Texas Blueberry Festival. He's joined by a costumed plump blueberry at the festival's kickoff press conference. The two eye catching gimmicks in this year's Texas Blueberry Festival may be a bit corny, but it works. Hotel rooms are available, but going fast. "The bed and breakfasts are primarily full," said Sherri Skeeters, with the Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Downtown shops are preparing for thousands of visitors."Everyone has got discounts on all their blue items," shared Sarah O'Brien, Main Street director. "They've special ordered chocolate covered blueberries, blueberry preserves. You name it,they've got it in all the downtown stores." Even the big box stores get excited this time of year. "We sell chairs, we sell umbrellas. We sell hand held misting fans," said Rebecca Littleton, Wal-Mart representative and festival sponsor.

Everything pays tribute to a sweet little fruit chocked full of vitamins. "We have lots of activities for the kids," said Michelle Smith, festival volunteer. "We have three stages of entertainment that will be performing throughout the day. We have our record number of vendors this year."

A late freeze killed a third of Henry Sunda's crop, but he's not singing the blues. "We are going to start packing them tomorrow because 20,000 pounds, that's a big order," said Sunda, manager of Hayter's Mill Creek Farm. There's even enough to share with the Kiwanis for Saturday morning's blueberry pancakes. "They'll go into the hopefully 3,000 or more pancakes that we plan on mixing," said Candice Wagnun.

Festival goers are expected to create an economic impact of over 1 and a half million dollars. That's a lot of money to rope in during a recession.

What's Cookin?' Bopping to the blueberry blues

Delicious blueberry recipes
By CAROL KIMBROUGH, Contributing Writer
The Daily Sentinel
Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Click for this week's column, bopping to the blueberry blues with recipes shared by a Nacogdoches reader. Let's cook!

You'll find recipes for Blueberry Fried Pies, Blueberry Cookies, Blueberry — Pecan Cake, Blueberry French Toast Casserole, Blueberry Muffins and Blueberry Stuffed French Toast.


Monthly contest

Every reader who submits a recipe request, correct trivia answer prior to the answer's publication, and/or recipe share to What's Cooking? will be entered in a monthly drawing for a prize. The next contest drawing will be June 30, from all readers who have submitted recipe shares and/or recipe requests received through noon June 30. Submission address information is found at the end of this week's column.


If you have a great cook or local-flavor cookbook to recommend, favorite recipe to share, a recipe request, suggested idea, question, cooking tip, story idea, or answer to a recipe request, please write: Carol Kimbrough, P.O. Box 631719, Nacogdoches, Texas 75963-1719 or e-mail whatscookingcolumn@yahoo.com. Please include your name, address, phone number, and e-mail address (if applicable). Readers who submit a recipe request and/or recipe share will be entered into a monthly drawing for a cooking-related prize. Please note if you do not want your name published. Winner names will be published.

Cowboy Max at Texas Blueberry Festival

Cowboy Max will roam the Texas Blueberry Festival this year, ropin' and wranglin' any blueberries that have strayed from the herd. You'll see his western wit at the Blueberry Pancake Breakfast, in Commercial Bank of Texas lobby at 10:30 am, 11:30 am and 12:30 pm. See the whip-crackin', bull-whippin', wooly-chap-wearin' cowboy at the Texas Blueberry Festival in downtown Nacogdoches on Saturday, June 13.

"I'm a blueberry wrangler from way back," said Cowboy Max. "Why, I remember the golden days of the blueberry drives, where we'd herd those blueberries all the way across the Old West, from Tombstone to Dodge City. There are only three things I like more than being out on the range — I like cookin', and I like eatin', and even more than those two, I like cookin' and eatin' blueberries. And I'll hog-tie anybody who tries to horn-swaggle me out of a blueberry pancake. Yeee haw!"

Monday, June 08, 2009

Michelle Smith, Texas Blueberry Festival chair

Blueberry Festival Chair Michelle Smith speaks with The Daily Sentinel about the upcoming festival and gives out some intereseting facts about herself.

The Daily Sentinel

Sunday, June 07, 2009

Texas Blueberry Festival chairwoman Michelle Smith believes next Saturday's festival "epitomizes how Nacogdoches maintains its small town roots.""Our town still caters to family values," she said, "and this is one of those events that is soundly devoted to families.Smith is the owner of Wolf Creek Kitchen, a small catering business in Nacogdoches. But most of her time this week will be spent gearing up for the festival.
"As the chair of the festival I get to watch all of the volunteers and chamber staff execute the event beautifully," she said. "This year we wanted to strengthen our team of volunteers and offer some new events."And the benefits of the festival are more than just fun and games, according to Smith.The economic impact of the Blueberry Festival is huge," she said. "If you calculate all of the out-of-town guests staying overnight, eating out and shopping ... we estimate the impact to be well over $1 million dollars to our community."
A new feature this year is a visit from Cowboy Max."Don't miss out on Cowboy Max and his amazing whip-cracking (and joke cracking), trick roping good time," Smith said. "Cowboy Max will also be helping out during the 'Cookin' up the Blues' blueberry cooking demonstration in the CBTx lobby from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m."For more information about the Texas Blueberry Festival or to view a festival schedule of events, go to http://www.texasblueberryfestival.com/.

Here's a closer look at festival chairwoman Michelle Smith.

What is your favorite book, TV show, movie and song?

Favorite book has to be "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn." TV show is "Top Chef." Movie is "Steel Magnolias." And song is "When You Walk Through A Storm" or "Stairway to Heaven."

What magazines do you read? O, The Economist.

What book are you reading now? "The Emancipators Wife" by Barbara Hambly.

Hobbies? Volunteering for CASA and the chamber, gardening, reading, sewing, jewelry crafts, riding my Harley, walking my dogs Abbey and Gracie Mae.

What are your pet peeves? Traffic jams.

Family background? My husband Craig works for a medical manufacturer and works from home. Our daughter, Jacqui, lives in Austin and is getting her nursing degree, and our son, Travis, lives in Austin and loves to cook.

Most influential person(s) in your life? My family.

Personal goals? Graduate from SFA with a major in history (I think!).

Second choice for a career? Why? I would have been a teacher, a lawyer or maybe a politician. I am a talker and those professions fit that ability.

If you could sit down to dinner with the four people you admire most, who would they be, and what would you eat? It would be my grandparents who have all passed on. We would eat roast beef with roasted vegetables, salad and milk and French vanilla ice cream for dessert!

The most common thing people say about me is? I know you're busy!

Friday, June 05, 2009

Chamber Member Mable Cannings hits the top 50 Best Selling list.

Chamber member and best selling author Mable Cannings has been selected as one of the top 50 best selling authors non-fiction books by the BCNN/BCBC National Independent Publishers Bestsellers List for her book "The Heart and Soul of Business: One Woman Journey"

Mable Cannings is also a Speaker, Consultant, Succes Coach, and Entreprenuer.
Mable Cannings International is a global personal/professional development and marketing company dedicated to empowering women entrepreneurs and small business owners to achieve financial and spiritual success.

Mable Cannings helps others to leverage their personal power in life and in business.

Go to mablecannings.com for more information and appearances.

Thursday, June 04, 2009

Blueberry Festival is just a week away! Get your T-Shirts and Hats and Dress the Part!

The 20th Annual Blueberry Festival is right around the corner and why not dress the part when you attend. T-shirts and caps are now available at the Chamber of Commerce office at 2516 North Street.
T-shirts are available in two cool and comfortable colors, bright blue and athletic gray. Sizes are available in youth to adult extra large for $15 and adult XX Large and XXX Large for $18.
Gaps are going fast, so hurry in and get the last few. Available in the color red for $18.
Also don't forget to come by and purchase a poster for your business. The poster matches the beautiful design on the t-shirts and is only $10. A great way to decorate the home, office, or any space.
Most importantly don't forget to attend the festival. Come out and enjoy the fresh Blueberry Pancakes at the annual pancake breakfast, beginning at 8am.
Also don't forget about the Deja Blue Classic Car Show, CBTx Art Show, Bob Murphey Storytelling Contest, True Blue Pet Parade, Blueberry Star Pet Talent Contest, Blue (Horse) Shoes and Washers Tournament, Blue Threads Costume Contest, Blueberry 42 Tourney, Ice Cream & Cobbler Contests, Blueberry Pie Contest, and Blue Pie Smiling at Me Pie Eating Contest.
Also remember to check out the vendor booths and live music with three stages full of Folk/Country/Rock/Bluegrass music.
Bring the children out for our Blueberry kids activities, which this year include the Bounce Park, Too Blue Petting Zoo, Big Blue Murals, and Cool Zone.
Come to the Chamber and get your gear and get ready to attend the tastiest festival around.
June 13, 2009


Tuesday, June 02, 2009

SFA and SAA Summer Family Movie Series

Come take part in the festivities! Family Summer Movie Series at SFA.

Summer Movie Series now every Sunday and Tuesday starting at 6pm in the Student Center Movie Theatre.

Community Tickets are $3 and children under 5 are free.

Cheapest Movie Concessions in town! 75 cent popcorn, candy, and drinks. FREE REFILLS

Movies include:

Week of June 9 Pink Panther

Week of June 14 Coraline

Week of June 21 Bolt

Week of June 28 Race to Witch Mountain

Week of July 7 Charlie & The Chocolate Factory

Week of July 14 A Bugs Life

Week of July 19 Monsters vs Aliens

Week of July 26 Hannah Montanna The Movie

Week of August 2 Finding Nemo

Week of August 9 Monsters, Inc.

For more information, call the movie phone line 936-468-6554 or contact 936-468-1222 for all other SAA events and information.

Monday, June 01, 2009

Nirvaana Medispa Ribbon Cutting

Medical Director Kavita Vyas,MD, welcomed guests to her ribbon cutting ceremony and grand opening at Nirvaana Medispa, at 3500 North St., Suite 2, (936) 559-9100, www.nirvaana.com.