Valdosta Daily Times


October 6, 2013

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

VALDOSTA — In the news pages, Your Health Matters and the Valdosta Scene this month are stories about breast cancer and survivors, and about services available to help women stricken with the disease.

The October issue of the Scene magazine features a story about a delightful Hahira woman, Janie West, who was battling breast cancer the first time we met 13 years ago.

She has come a long way since then, and as a long-time survivor, her story will inspire others who are facing this diagnosis.

No two women have the same story, the same

reaction or the same

experience with the disease, but they all share a

common determination to do what’s necessary to survive, thrive and beat the cancer.

A special thanks to Cass Burch for being the major sponsor helping us raise awareness of breast cancer this month, and to all who are coordinating events and special offers this month in support of breast cancer victims and survivors.

The Scene also features a look at fall fashions with models from our Scene model search, a look at the Gourmet Guys catering business, a young Valdostan’s adventurous summer working in Alaska, great advice from our columnists and photos from recent events in the community.

You can pick up your copy of the Scene at the Times’ office or at Books-a-Million.

Business Roundup

I got a great call this week from a man who recently purchased the former Tavern in Lake Park with his family and is not only renovating it, but reinventing it as well. The new Kennedy’s Family Steakhouse will be just that — a family steakhouse. No bar. No hard liquor, only beer and wine. The owners first attempted to purchase Shorty’s and revive it, but were unsuccessful, so they’re taking that concept to Lake Park.

The emphasis will be on good steaks, onion rings, baked potatoes, etc., with a small kids menu. Nothing fancy, just good food. They expect to be open in November and I’ll keep you updated.

Work is continuing on the new Mill Pizza Buffet venue in Remerton Square, which will hopefully be opening soon.

No word yet, sorry, on the opening dates for Hooters or Coyoacan.

There is a new business called Imprint South where Oreck Vacuum used to be on Baytree Road.

The new Viper Lounge hookah bar is open in the Remerton strip center on Baytree close to the university.

Work is really moving on both sites for the new dollar stores on North Valdosta Road and on Inner Perimeter Road by the high school.

I also noticed the sign is up on Inner Perimeter where the new Valdosta High School will be located.

It looks like a landmark building is coming down. The former Leo’s appliance on North Ashley Street is being demolished. Not sure who bought it or what will be located there yet.

On St. Augustine, the Wendy’s is being rebuilt, and soon, the Denny’s across the way will also be torn down and rebuilt.

Work continues on Sam’s Club and on the new Italian restaurant, Gondoliers, on Norman Drive.

That’s it for this week, but if there’s something I missed, please let me know!

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