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  • Favorite Causes

    • Appalachian Sustainable Development - The designee of our contribution for the month of December 2007, ASD serves the Appalachian region of Tennessee and Virginia. ASD focuses on developing healthy, diverse and ecologically sound economic opportunities.
    • Catholic Charities of East Tennessee - Catholic Charities of East Tennessee addresses the unmet needs of the most vulnerable of our region by providing shelter, nourishment, counseling and education in order to foster human dignity. These services are provided to all in need, regardless of fa
    • Hope House - Hope House is a crisis pregnancy center based in Kingsport.
    • Literacy Council of Kingsport - The Council offers free, one-on-one tutoring for adults and qualified children who want to learn to read or to improve their reading skills. The Council needs volunteer tutors to meet regularly with students to help them achieve individual goals. Teacher
    • Safe House - Safe House provides safe, confidential shelter and support to women and children who are victims of domestic violence.
    • Second Harvest Food Bank - Second Harvest Food Bank feeds the hungry by soliciting and judiciously distributing food and grocery products to non-profit agencies that provide services to the needy, ill and elderly in the eight-county region of Northeast Tennessee. There is always n
  • Kingsport, TN

    • Bays Mountain Park - Located a few miles from DownTown Kingsport,TN, Bays Mountain is an amazing city park. The facilities include the 3500 acre outdoor classroom, a 44 acre lake, and a nature center/museum, inside of which is a planetarium with a 40 foot diameter dome.
    • Bluegrass on Broad - A free summer concert series in DownTown Kingsport, sponsored by the T.K.’s Hot Dogs and corporate sponsors and put on by Broad Street Productions. This series brings the best of bluegrass to DownTown. Multiple jam sessions spring up in storefronts
    • Broad Street Productions - These guys do all the “heavy lifting” to make sure the summer concert series in DownTown Kingsport goes smoothly.
    • Cartridge World - With locations in Kingsport and throughout the Tri-Cities, it has never been easier or more environmentally friendly to refuel your printer with ink. With a satisfaction guarantee like theirs, you have nothing to lose.
    • Discovery Ice Cream - Coffee and Ice Cream. (REALLY good ice cream and coffee.) The kids can even enjoy soft serve from a robot. DownTown Kingsport is headquarters for this franchise. You gotta check it out!
    • Downtown Kingsport Blog - Find out the lowdown on DownTown Kingsport – restaurants, retail, cultural events, etc. Paul devotes hours of his spare time to keeping this blog up to date.
    • Healthier Solutions by Marie - A great resource for healthy living in the Tri-Cities!
    • Kingsport Grocery Company - Delicious gourmet pizzas (try the pesto), draft beers (think Depot Street or something else new), and beefalo burgers (try it with chipotle). Open mic on Tuesday nights, live music on the weekends. Billiards and darts upstairs. What fun!
    • Kingsport Rentals - If you’re looking for a residential or business space to rent in Kingsport, check out this site. Be sure to also check out Urban Synergy below.
    • Knetic - A professional and civic organization for young adults (and those young at heart!) in the greater Kingsport area.
    • Mark Thie, Jazz Pianist - A marvelous jazz pianist and all-around great guy, we are pleased that Mark Thie lives in this area. Check out his site for some fabulous music!
    • Ming Garden Restaurant - Quite possibly the best Chinese food in town. Definitely the best vegetarian eggrolls we’ve ever tasted!
    • Move to Kingsport - A great resource for those contemplating a move to Kingsport as well as those who already live in the area.
    • Slater Auction & Realty Group - Danny Slater and his fellow auctioneers know how to sell.
    • State Theater - A new owner is giving a second life to the State Theater in DownTown Kingsport. Follow the historic renovations online.
    • Stir Fry Cafe - The best sushi in town! Also offers fabulous Thai and Pacific fusion cuisine.
    • Symphony of the Mountains - This regional professional symphony orchestra is fabulous.
    • The City of Kingsport - The official city website.
    • The Creative Trust Agency - The folks at The Creative Trust are masterminds.
    • Todd Meade, Fiddle Instruction - Todd Meade, fiddler extraordinaire, teaches the willing and able. He has toured the world and played with the best. He’s a fabulous teacher at that!
    • Twelve Bones - Simply the tastiest ribs many of us have ever experienced. Blueberry Chipotle, anyone? A gourmet soul-food restaurant where even a true vegetarian can be happy with what’s on the plate.
    • Twilight Alive - A free summer concert series in DownTown Kingsport, sponsored by the City of Kingsport and corporate sponsors and put on by Broad Street Productions. The bands performing present an eclectic mix of genres.
    • Urban Synergy - Historic DownTown Kingsport buildings transformed! Definitely check out this site if you’re looking for residential or business space to rent in DownTown.
    • Vic Davis Construction - Construction company located in Kingsport.
  • Lymph Drainage

    • Dr. Vodder School International - This site provides excellent information in German on Dr. Vodder’s Manual Lymph Drainage and Combined Decongestive Therapy. This is the school at which Amber received her advanced training at the Wittlinger Therapy Center.
    • Dr. Vodder School of North America - This site provides excellent information in English on Dr. Vodder’s Manual Lymph Drainage and Combined Decongestive Therapy. Information on training is also available on the website.
    • Lymphedema Network - This is an English version of the fabulous research-rich site put forth by the German Socity of Lymphology.
    • MLD UK - This is a valuable resource concerning the many benefits of Manual Lymph Drainage. It also includes information about international training.
    • National Lymphedema Network - This site is a wealth of information for the lymphedema patient.
    • North American Vodder Association of Lymphatic Therapists (NAVALT) - This is an excellent site geared to therapists. Amber serves on the Board of Trustees for this organization.
  • Medical Massage

  • Other Fun Stuff

    • Anthology - You’ll enjoy this eclectic, a capella, women’s quartet.
    • Healthier Solutions by Marie - A great resource for healthy living in the Tri-Cities!
    • Kingsport Grocery Company - Delicious gourmet pizzas (try the pesto), draft beers (think Depot Street or something else new), and beefalo burgers (try it with chipotle). Open mic on Tuesday nights, live music on the weekends. Billiards and darts upstairs. What fun!
    • Michelle Vachon, mezzo-soprano - Our sister! Yes, we are biased . . . but we are truly amazed at how incredible she really is!
    • Stir Fry Cafe - The best sushi in town! Also offers fabulous Thai and Pacific fusion cuisine.
    • The Black Lillies - Cruz Contreras’ new band is The Black Lillies. A perfect blend of folk, country, Americana, bluegrass, jazz, blues, reggae . . . can’t peg to a particular genre. It’s just plain good music! Keep an eye on this band; they’ll hit it big!
    • thinkjose.com - We’re proud to know this guy. Check out his unique site.
    • Todd Meade, Fiddle Instruction - Todd Meade, fiddler extraordinaire, teaches the willing and able. He has toured the world and played with the best. He’s a fabulous teacher at that!
    • Tree Huggin’ Treats - Lusciously yummy candy bars. Even better, they are dairy-free, gluten-free, kosher, non-GMO and mostly organic. Cut into bite-size pieces, these were finger food desserts at our wedding. Friends are still telling us how good they were. Need we say mor
  • Structural Integration

    • Dr. Oz Promotes SI on Oprah - On the 26th of April, 2007, Dr. Oz appeared on Oprah and extolled the benefits of Rolfing, also known as Structural Integration. He even demonstrated what it is like to receive a session.
    • Guild for Structural Integraion - Headquartered in Boulder, Colorado, the Guild has satellites in Sao Paolo, Brazil and Kauai, Hawaii. This is the school from which Paul received his training.
    • International Association of Structural Integrators - A professional organization that seeks to bring together disciples of the many schools of Structural Integration – such as practitioners of the Rolf Method, Rolfers, Hellerworkers, Feldenkrais practitioners, to name a few.
    • International School of Structural Integration - Founded by Nilce Silvera and Andy Goodwin, two of Paul’s teachers, this new school truly has international appeal.
    • Team Children - This site offers some great information about the benefits of SI for babies and children.
    • The Rolf Institute of Structural Integration - Headquarted in Boulder, Colorado, the Rolf Institute has satellite campuses in Berkeley, CA, Charles Town, WV, Sao Paolo, Brazil, and Munich, Germany.
  • Therapeutic Massage

    • Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals - A professional organization serving bodyworkers who specialize in many different modalities and styles of bodywork.
    • Touch Research Institute - Dr. Tiffany Field and the Touch Research Institute at the University of Miami School of Medicine has long been at the forefront of research on the benefits of massage and bodywork.
  • Wellness Providers

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