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75% of Gift Certificate Sales Help Provide Clean Water

Throughout this week (30 November – 5 December) we will donate 75% of all gift certificate sales to the Upper Tennessee River Roundtable

(Image credit: USDA.)“The Upper Tennessee River Roundtable is a non-profit organization with an overall interest in improving water quality in the Upper Tennessee River Watershed. . . . The Roundtable represents a total of nine counties and two cities. [The] major rivers include the Clinch, Holston (pictured at left), and Powell.

The Upper Tennessee River watershed covers three rivers in Virginia [and Tennessee]: the Clinch, Holston, and Powell rivers. The Roundtable is active in water quality improvement efforts in all three of these rivers. The greater watershed is host to numerous species of fish, mussel, and other aquatic life species. In fact, according to the Nature Conservancy, the Upper Tennessee River watershed greatly exceeds all other watersheds in the lower 48 states in terms of species richness and diversity!”

Other participants include:
Linden Massage, E. Unaka Ave. #1, Johnson City, TN 37601;
Jim Quillen, 5602 Kingsport Highway, Johnson City, TN 37601; and
Bunny Medeiros, 380 E. Main St., Abingdon, VA 24210.

Want to buy gift certificates for that special someone? Give us a call at 423.288.2662 or email us at  Payment may be made by cash, check, Visa or MasterCard.  If you would like to claim the 75% as a tax deduction, you can write a check for that amount directly to the Upper Tennessee River Roundtable.


Right Foods and Plenty of Water Can Help You Deal With Arthritis

By Janet Martin

In the US alone, there are over 70 million people suffering from some type of arthritis. Most people who are suffering from this condition will tell you that the pain from the inflammation of joints and bones are truly excruciating, enough to even make some sufferers avoid moving or doing activities they previously enjoy. This debilitating problem is preventing a lot of people, particularly the elderly, from enjoying an active and a happy life.

The food that you eat and don’t eat can actually influence the development, or treatment, of your arthritis. Sometimes getting rid of the pain, inflammation and other symptoms of this condition is as simple as eating an apple a day or including certain types of food that contain minerals and vitamins that can combat the pain, inflammation, accumulation of uric crystals and cell damage caused by arthritis. Here are the types of food you need to start incorporating in your diet to help ease arthritis symptoms. Read the rest of this entry »