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					                                                                                                                 MONTGOMERY’S COMMUNITY OF CHOICE                                                         Nov/Dec 2005

                                                                                                                     For People Who Choose to Live, Work, Shop, Worship, and Play Here!

                                                                                                                             Shopping Inside the Bypass is
                                                                                  Presented by
                                                                                                                            Good for You and the Merchants
                                                                                                                           To shop east of the bypass, you                                                       the Food Court, and from December 1-
                                                                          Sandra Nickel, REALTORS                    have to traverse 15 traffic lanes across                                                    23, carolers from area schools and

                                                                         HAT TEAM                                    Vaughn Road and the East Boulevard.
                                                                                                                     Yes, I said, “Fifteen” lanes including
                                                                                                                     the parallel access roads.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 churches will perform in Center Court
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 at random times from 10 a.m.-9 p.m.

                                                                             www.hat-lady.com                            You can fight all the traffic heading                                                   • Zelda Place, which has added stores
                                                                                                                     for the new stores on the southeast, east                                                   and undergone a major facelift, plans a
                                                                          (334) 834-1500                             and northeast sides of the city. But for
                                                                                                                     me, I’ll do my holiday shopping this
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 grand opening Thursday, November 15
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 for the new Publix Market and will open
                                                                                                                     year close to home – inside the bypass.                                                     several new shoppes randomly over the
                                                                         TOP 300 IN THE U.S.                             I’ve got plenty of choices. Zelda                                                       next few weeks. Zelda, with its shiny
                                                                               REALTOR® Magazine                     Place, Westminster Shopping, Old                                                            new red roof tiles and pristine facades,
                                                                                                                     Cloverdale, Olde Town Shopping                                                              has a mix of shops that a re great for hol-
                                                                                                                     Center, the Mulberry District, Gay                                                          iday giving, dining and services.
                                                                                                                     Meadows Shopping, Country Club
                                                                                                                     Center, Cloverdale Village, and yes,                                                       • And most of the art galleries, which
                                                                                                                     even the Montgomery Mall, Governor’s                                                       are almost exclusively in Midtown,
                                                                                                                     Square, LeCroy Shopping Village,                                                           have special night or weekend hours.
                                                                                                                     Colonial Shoppes at McGehee Place                                                          M.Bagwell’s has already had its open
                                                                                                                     and Colonial Promenade I & II and                                                          house, but is open Tuesday-Friday 11-
                                                                                                                     Woodmere Crossing are all inside the Eastern Bypass. Plus,           5:30 p.m. and Saturday 12-4 p.m. SACS Christmas Open
                                                                                                                     there are dozens of specialty shops throughout Midtown,              House is Nov. 12-13, and they will be open on Mulberry
                                                                                                                     Downtown, Uptown in Capital Heights and Highland Park                Street, Sunday, Dec. 4 from 2-4 p.m. Stonehenge Gallery on
                                                                                                                     that don’t require you to go past the Bypass.                        Fairview is holding a special evening reception Thursday,
                                                                          1044 E. Fairview Avenue                        Maybe the stores here don’t have all that glitz and the lat-     Nov. 10 from 5-8 p.m., CAS Gallery on Zelda has a special
                                                                                                                     est displays that add to their overhead cost, but the shoppes        evening reception scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 6, which will
                                                                          Montgomery, AL 36106                       here are unique. They don’t have pre-wrapped boxes of the            feature Elena Kohn’s new collection of Russian Impressionist
                                                                                                                     same gift everyone else chooses for last minute fillers, but they    Art from the Soviet Era.
                                                                                                                     do offer custom gift wrapping, and sometimes even delivery.
                                                                                                                         The stores may not have the vast parking lots that stretch for   Shop Inside the Bypass
                                                                                                                     acres in front of their locations, but you can usually park close        You have a choice! If you can’t find it at a shop inside the
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                                                                                                                                                                                          owners – mostly our neighbors – will appreciate you.
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                                                                                                 INSIDE:             Special Open Houses Scheduled
                                                                                                                        Another thing good about shopping in Midtown is the
                                                                                                                                                                                          However, the gasoline companies will probably hate that you
                                                                                                                                                                                          are saving gas.
                                                                                                 Magnolia            special holiday open houses. There are several this year:                If you can buy it here, you’ll encourage the owners, cause
                                                                                                 Ministry                                                                                 other merchants to notice the trend that Midtowners are buy-
                                                                                                                     • The Mulberry District is celebrating Holiday Open Houses           ing at stores close to home, and perhaps even cause the devel-
                                                                                                 Chicken Soup
                                                                                                                     on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 11 and 12 from 10 a.m. to 5             opers and real estate experts to re-examine Midtown for their
                                                                                                 Page 2              p.m. and Sunday, Nov.13 from 1-4 p.m.                                next expansion location. By this time next year you will be
                                                                                                 Healing                                                                                  pleased to learn that a lot of new retail merchants will be locat-
                                                                                                                     • Old Cloverdale celebrates its traditional Old Fashioned            ed in Midtown making shopping even more convenient and
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                                                                                                                     Christmas on Saturday, Dec. 10 from noon to 7 p.m. There             proving that they get our message: We Shop Midtown First!
                                                                                                 Dr. Douma           will be a special holiday film showing at the Capri, thanks to           With a population of 110,000 inside the bypass, the cen-
                                                                                                 Page 4              the Hat Team, and shoppes will have open house, and refresh-         ter city is large enough to be self-sufficient. We don’t need to
                                                                                                                     ments. Street carolers, musicians and Santa will fill the streets    loose what is good, only to be forced to follow it further and
                                                                                                 Midtown             in an Old Fashioned festive atmosphere.                              further east. It simply makes no sense to ignore the region's
                                                                                                 Shopping                                                                                 best developed neighborhoods and most economically
                                                                                                 Guide               • Cloverdale Village doesn’t have a special event this year, but     enhanced parts of the city any more than it does to force
                                                                                                 Pages 6 & 7         shoppes are generally open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily and 11 a.m.-         everyone, whether they can afford it or not, to drive 10 or 20
                                                                                                                     3 p.m. on Saturdays.                                                 miles to shop east or north of Midtown.
                                                                                                 Child’s Play        • Montgomery Mall has a whole month of special events                Championing Midtown
                                                                                                 House to Home       planned for shoppers. On Sunday, Nov. 20 from 5-8 p.m., they            Midtown is our Community of Choice. The Hat Team at
                                                                                                 Page 9              will hold their annual Magical Night of Giving. Santa arrives        Sandra Nickel, Realtors is proud to be its biggest champion.
                                                                                                                     in a sleigh pulled by a real live reindeer on Saturday, Nov.19       With your help, Midtown will remain the place for people who
                                                                                                                     at 10 a.m. Shoppers can have cookies with Santa on Sunday            choose to live, work, shop, worship and play here. Join us in
                                                                                                 High Tech           Dec. 11 at 6 p.m. Every Monday night in December, families           spending our hard-earned dollars where we live – in Midtown.
                                                                                                 Web Sightings       can bring their pets for pet photos with Santa, an event called
                                                                                                 Page 10             SantaPaws. On Saturday, Dec. 3, those who call 281-0242 and
                                                                                                                     make a reservation can have breakfast with Santa at 10 a.m. in                                      – Sandra Nickel
     MIDTOWN EVENTS                                                                                        Uniquely MIDTOWN
                                                                                                                    RESTAURANTS
The Fun Takes Place in Midtown
      OPEN HOUSES & TOURS                                  UPCOMING DOWNTOWN
               Mulberry District                        PUBLIC PERFORMANCES CONT’
          HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE                                         Huntingdon College
       Mulberry, Carter Hill, Club View                            PAUL SAIK CONCERT
 Nov. 11,12,13, Fri, Sat, 9-4 p.m.; Sun, 1-4 p.m.          Opera and Contemporary Christian Music
                    265-3200                             Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall, E. Fairview Ave.
                                                                   Thur, Nov. 10, 7:30 p.m.
                  SACS Gallery                             FREE, but Tickets Required – 833-4564
         CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE
             25th Anniversary Show                                Alabama Dance Theater
                2001 Mulberry St.                                      MISTLE TOE
 Sat, Nov. 12, 10-4 p.m.; Sun, Nov. 13, 1-4 p.m.           TU’s Davis Theatre, 251 Montgomery St.
                    265-9931                                    Nov. 12,13, 7:30 & 2:30 p.m.
                                                                    Box Office 241-2800
               Capital Heights
    CANDLELIGHT TOUR OF HOMES                                       Huntingdon College
             S. Capital Parkway                     ROTHSCHILD-BLACHSCHLEGER LECTURE SERIES
          Sat, Dec. 10, 3:30-7 p.m.                           Bestselling Author Bruce Feiler,
   Advance Tickets on Sale, Area merchants             Where God was Born and Can We All Get Along
                 263-5179                                      Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall
                                                                 Tues, Nov. 15, 7:30 p.m.
             Old Alabama Town                                        FREE – 833-4515                                           SMOKE FREE
        HOLIDAY CELEBRATION
     DOLLS, TOY & TRAIN EXHIBITS                                  Montgomery Symphony
    FREE at Loeb Center, 301 Columbus St.                 SPOTLIGHT SEASON PERFORMANCE
              Nov. 25-Dec. 30                                  Featuring Pianist Claude Frank
                 240-4500                                  TU’s Davis Theater, 251 Montgomery St.
                                                                  Mon, Nov. 21, 7:30 p.m.
       Old Cloverdale Business District                             Box Office 240-4004
      OLD CLOVERDALE CHRISTMAS
       Woodley Rd. and E. Fairview Ave.                               US Air Force Band
           Sat, Dec. 10, 11-7 p.m.                              GLENN MILLER CONCERT
                  834-1500                                 TU’s Davis Theatre, 251 Montgomery St.
                                                                    Mon, Nov. 28, 7 p.m.
      Cottage Hill & Five Points Districts           Tickets FREE at any Regions Bank branch – 953-2014
            CANDLELIGHT TOUR
  Starts at Jubilee Center, 432 S. Goldthwaite                       Montgomery Ballet
              Sat, Dec. 17, 2-6 p.m.                                THE NUTCRACKER
             Advance Tickets on Sale                      TU’s Davis Theatre, 251 Montgomery St.
                    269-4698                              Thur, Dec. 8 - Sun, Dec. 11, 2 & 7:30 p.m.
                                                                    Box Office 409-0522
     F. Scott & Zelda Fitzgerald Museum
     1920s CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE                                      Huntington College
                919 Felder Ave.                                      TREE LIGHTING
             Sat, Dec. 17, 1-5 p.m.                         Flowers Hall, E. Fairview Ave., Entrance
                   264-4222                                         Thur, Dec. 1, 6:30 p.m.
     NEIGHBORHOOD EVENTS                                           Huntington College
                Capital Heights                             SERVICE OF LESSONS & CAROLS
             TREE LIGHTING                                           Lignon Chapel
         Armstrong Park, Madison Ave.                             Thur, Dec. 1, 7:30 p.m.
              Sat, Dec. 3, 7 p.m.                                   FREE – 833-4515
                   263-5179
                                                             Montgomery Chorale & Youth Chorale
                Old Cloverdale                                   THE HOLIDAY CONCERT
              TREE LIGHTING                                   Judicial Building, 300 Dexter Ave.
                Cloverdale Park                         Fri, Dec. 2, 7:30 p.m. & Sun, Dec. 4, 2:30 p.m.
             Sun, Dec. 11, 4-5 p.m.                                   Box Office 265-3737
                   265-4480
                                                                     City of Montgomery
                     Hillwood                                        HOLIDAY PARADE
        NIGHTS OF WHITE LIGHTS                                            Dexter Ave.
         Free, all streets, N. of Vaughn                             Sat, Dec. 3, 5:30 p.m.
             Dec. 11-26, Dusk till                                         261-1103
                    271-0606
                                                                     First Baptist Church
                Highland Park                                  LIVING CHRISTMAS TREES
        NEIGHBORHOOD DINNER                                            305 S. Perry St.
          Crump Community Center                           Thurs-Sun, Dec. 8-11, 4:30 p.m., 7 p.m.
              Sat, Dec. 17, 7 p.m.                      Advance Tickets Required – 834-6310, 241-5156
        Bring Covered Dish – 263-3592
                                                                 Best of Broadway Presents                         Outdoor Dining Available • Full Bar
             Cloverdale-Idlewild                             CHRISTMAS FROM BROADWAY                           Happy Hour 4–7 p.m. Mon–Thurs & Saturday
      HOLIDAY CAROLS & BONFIRE                             TU’s Davis Theatre, 251 Montgomery St.
      Dupont Park at Cloverdale Bottoms                             Mon, Dec. 12, 7 p.m.                        Smoke-Free Inside • Smoking on Balcony
          Tues, Dec. 23, 6:30 p.m.                                   Tickets – 241-9762                                  Live Music Saturdays
         Bring Cookies – 834-6030                                                                               10% Off with College ID on Wednesdays
                                                                    Montgomery Symphony                             10% Military Discount Everyday
     UPCOMING DOWNTOWN                                                  HOLIDAY POPS
     PUBLIC PERFORMANCES                                   TU’s Davis Theater, 251 Montgomery St.
                                                               Young Listeners Event on Sunday                    Monday – Thursday 11 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
            Huntingdon College                                                                                     Friday & Saturday 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
  RHODA ELLISON WRITERS’ FESTIVAL                       Sun, Dec. 18, 2:30 p.m.; Mon, Dec. 19, 7:30 p.m.
    LECTURE WITH TOM FRANKLIN                                         Box Office 240-4004                   2838 Zelda Road, Top of the Hill in Hillwood Festival
   Author, Poachers and Hell at the Breech                                                                                      274-1153
           Thur, Nov. 3, 7:30 p.m.
             FREE – 833-4515
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               Why Shop Outside the Bypass?                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Midtowner’s choose
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 the INside track.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 UNIQUELY MIDTOWN MERCHANTS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Holiday Gift Guide for avoiding the bypass
  There’s great shopping in the neighborhoods closer to home. Merchants go where                                                                                       ers will follow. Let others fight the stalled traffic, hunting for parking and the
they think the customers will be. Most Midtown retail stores are locally owned.                                                                                        crowds inside the big box stores going for the same look alike-items on their                                                                                            INside the bypass,
They are unique. Others may not drive in to shop them since their advertising dol-
lars may be limited, but if we don’t patronize them, they will leave. When you next
                                                                                                                                                                       shelves. So save fuel and stress. Midtowners don’t follow the crowds because they
                                                                                                                                                                       know the most unique merchandise and memorable gifts in the River Region are                                                                                                   that is.                                                                                                         Mulberry District
shop, thank them for locating in Midtown. Their patronage and success means oth-                                                                                       found in Midtown.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Thousands from out of state are discovering us. Have you?


                                                                                     CONVENIENT MIDTOWN NEIGHBORHOOD SHOPPING GUIDE                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Holiday Open House
                                                                     When deciding where to shop for yourself or others, choose from among these close by merchants:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Friday, November 11 • Saturday, November 12 - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
CLOTHING, ACCESSORIES FOR HER                                                            CLOTHING AND TOYS FOR CHILDREN & TEENS                                                 ARTWORK, FRAMES, ACCESSORIES, GIFTS                                                    ELECTRONICS & MUSIC FOR TALKERS,                                                     JEWELRY FOR ALL – CONTINUED                                                                         Sunday, November 13 – 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Avenue Plus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Colonial Promenade              Barb’s Giftwears. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mulberry Street          FOR ART LOVERS                                                                         LISTENERS & PLAYERS                                                                  Klein & Son . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Zelda Place
Chantilly Boutique . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Zelda Road            Children’s Place . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Montgomery Mall             Art & Frames . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Perry Hill Road         AllTell Mobile . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Colonial Promenade          Jewel Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Montgomery Mall
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Al’s Flowers, Barb’s Gift Wears, Barb’s Christmas Shoppe, The Children’s Corner, Coffee Scoop,
The Crate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Madison Avenue, McGehee Road                       The Children’s Shop. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mulberry Street             Ed’s Frames. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Carter Hill Road        Bailey Brothers Music . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jefferson Street           Jewel Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Montgomery Mall            Feet in the Creek, Gloria’s Jewelry & gifts, The Hen Pen, In the Mood, LaShae, Lilies of the Field,
Denson’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Zelda Road      Claire’s Boutique . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Montgomery Mall              CAS Gallery& Frames . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Zelda Road               Best Buy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Woodmere Crossing         New York Jewelry. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Montgomery Mall              The Lily Pad, Painted Pink, SAC’s Gallery, Sister’s Place, Treasure Chest Antiques and The Unicorn Shop.
The Elephant Walk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Central Parkway                D’Livia Boutique . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mulberry Street           Gallery One . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cloverdale Road        Blockbuster Video . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Westminster Shopping               Silver & Gold Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . Montgomery Mall
Eve’s Shoes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Montgomery Mall             The Dollhouse Shop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mulberry Street             Goat Hill Museum Store . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Union Street              Culp Piano & Organ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Madison Avenue              Silver Ice. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Montgoemry Mall
Express . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Montgomery Mall          Gap Kids. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Montgomery Mall          Highland Gallery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Highland Avenue             D Image Photo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Montgomery Mall            Whitehall Jewellers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Montgomery Mall
Finish Line . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Montgomery Mall
The Hob Nob. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Norman Bridge Road
                                                                                         Journeys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Montgomery Mall
                                                                                         Kids Corner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Club View
                                                                                                                                                                                Jeff4son Creations gallery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Madison Avenue
                                                                                                                                                                                KATS Gallery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Carter Hill Road
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       EB Games Video Store. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Montgomery Mall
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Funky Phones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Montgomery Mall
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Yesteryears Antique Jewelry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . McGehee Road
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Zales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Montgomery Mall
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         MAKE US YOUR FIRST STOP
Goody’s. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Colonial Promenade North                Kids Foot Locker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Montgomery Mall               Marsha Weber’s Art Source . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Woodley Road                   Movie Gallery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Carter Hill Road
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Thousands from across the Southeast come to shop with us. Do you?
Gloria’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mulberry Street     Kids Korner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Montgomery Mall            M. Bagwell Art . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E. Fairview Avenue            Nextel . . . . . . . . . . . Shoppes at McGehee Place, Zelda Road                    UNIQUE, SEASONAL GIFTS FOR WHOMEVER
Lady Foot Locker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Montgomery Mall                 Parisian Store for Children . . . . . . . . . . . . . Montgomery Mall                  New South Art Shop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Montgomery Street                 Premier Video . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Madison Avenue         Barb’s Next Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mulberry Street
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 The Shops of
Lane Bryant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Montgomery Mall
New York & Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Montgomery Mall
Parisian . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . McGehee Road
Revenge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Montgomery Mall
                                                                                         Patty Cakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . West Third Street
                                                                                         Rave . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Montgomery Mall
                                                                                         Repeat Performance for Children. . . . . . . . . . Mulberry Street
                                                                                         Rugged Wearhouse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Colonial Promenade
                                                                                                                                                                                SACS Gallery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mulberry Street
                                                                                                                                                                                Stonehenge Frames . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cloverdale Road
                                                                                                                                                                                Stonehenge Gallery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E. Fairview Avenue
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Radio Shack . . . . Colonial Promenade N., Montgomery Mall
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Sam Goody . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Montgomery Mall
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Verizon Wireless . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Montgomery Mall
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Wolf Camera & Video . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Zelda Road
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Cottage Collections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cloverdale Road
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Old Alabama Town . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Columbus Street
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Goat Hill Gift Shop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Union Street
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Brenner’s Luggage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Carter Hill Road
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Cloverdale Village                off Norman Bridge at Cloverdale Road
Motherhood Maternity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Montgomery Mall                                                                                                            FURNITURE, ACCESSORIES, GIFTS                                                                                                                                               Rosemont Gardens Gift Shop . . . . . . . . . . . . Carter Hill Road
Rainbow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Montgomery Mall            SHOES FOR GOING OUT OR STAYING HOME                                                    FOR THE HOME                                                                           COLLECTIBLES FOR COLLECTORS                                                          Wet Pets. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . McGehee Road     Apropos • Beckett Antiques • Brass Fountain • Cottage Collections
Rave . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Montgomery Mall         Finish Line . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Montgomery Mall          Bailey’s Radio Hospital Furniture Store. . . . . N. McDonough                          The Hen Pen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mulberry Street      In the Mood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mulberry Street
Royal Express . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Montgomery Mall              Foot Locker. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Montgomery Mall           Barganier Interiors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Zelda Road        Sports Cards+ NASCAR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Montgomery Mall                     Style Setters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Montgomery Mall
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Emily Dearman Antiques • Filet & Vine • Gallery One
Scentsations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Montgomery Mall             Journeys Shoe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Montgomery Mall            Bishop-Parker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . McGehee Road           Things Remembered. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Montgomery Mall                                                                                                         Old Cloverdale Antiques • Stonehenge Frames & Lighting
Talbots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Zelda Road   Parisian . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Montgomery Mall       Cloverdale Oriental Rugs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mulberry Street                                                                                                    INEXPENSIVE STOCKING STUFFERS                                                             Sheffield Antiques • Tangs • Vintage Year Restaurant
The Sisters’ Place . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mulberry Street           Shoe Station . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Colonial Promenade            Culp Dimensions Furniture. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Madison Avenue                    ANTIQUES FOR THOSE WHO LOVE THE PAST                                                 Dollar General . . . . . . . . Colonial Shoppes at McGehee Place
Uniform Plus More. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mulberry Street               Underground Station Shoe . . . . . . . . . . . . . Montgomery Mall                     Custom Draperies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mulberry Street           Antiques and Drapes of Distinction . . . . . . . . Mulberry Street                   Dollar Tree. . . . . . . . Colonial Promenade, Montgomery Mall
Victoria’s Secret . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Montgomery Mall                                                                                                     Dimensions Furniture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Madison Avenue                Beckett Antiques . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cloverdale Road         In the Mood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mulberry Street
Wardrobe 4 Success . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mulberry Street               PERSONAL ACCESSORIES, JEWELRY FOR HER AND                                              Home Depot. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . East Boulevard         Cloverdale Oriental Rug Market . . . . . . . . . . Mulberry Street                   Shades. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Montgomery Mall
Wet Seal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Montgomery Mall           HER HOME                                                                               King Cotton Fabrics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Spruce Street          Emily Dearman Antiques . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cloverdale Road                 Sunglass Hut. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Montgomery Mall
Wilson’s Leather. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Montgomery Mall                Apropros . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cloverdale Road       Lee Ann Interiors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vaughn Road          Frances Edward’s Antiques . . . . . . . . . . . E. Fairview Avenue
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Old Cloverdale
                                                                                         Claire’s Boutique . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Montgomery Mall              Lilies of the Field. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Clubview Avenue           Herron House Antiques . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Herron Street            SPECIALTY FOODS & WINES FOR ANY OCCASION
CLOTHING, GIFTS FOR HIM                                                                  Gloria’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mulberry Street   Lowe’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . East Boulevard    Nicole Malone French Antiques . . . . . . . . Goldthwaite Street                     A+ Gourmet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Clubview
Jos. A Banks Clothiers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Zelda Road              Parisian . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . McGehee Road      Orec Floor Care. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Colonial Promenade              Old Cloverdale Antiques . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cloverdale Road              Dirk’s Filet & Vine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cloverdale Road
Brenner’s Luggage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Carter Hill Road               Rosemont Gardens Gift Shop . . . . . . . . . . . . Carter Hill Road                    Pier One Imports. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . McGehee Road             Pickwick Antiques . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Perry Hill Road          GNC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Carter Hill Road, Montgomery Mall
City Gear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Montgomery Mall                                                                                                   Snooty Miss Moody’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . McGehee Road                 Treasure Chest Antiques. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mulberry Street
Echoes of Italy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Montgomery Mall              GIFTS FOR THE GARDENER                                                                 Stonehenge Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cloverdale Road               The Unicorn Shop Antiques . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mulberry Street                HOLIDAY SHIPPING& MAILING                                                                                                           East Fairview Avenue & Woodley Road
Express Men . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Montgomery Mall              DW Moody . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . McGehee Road            Weaver Furniture. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Madison Avenue             Whimsey Antiques . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Carter Hill Road            Kinko’s Fed Ex . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Colonial Promenade North
Goody’s. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Colonial Promenade North                Dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Madison Avenue                                                                                                                                                                                      UPS Store . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Zelda Road
Finish Line . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Montgomery Mall            The Lily Pad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mulberry Street       GIFTS FOR THE SEAMSTRESS                                                               SEASONAL CARD, DECORATIONS,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               We’ll take You Back In Time
The Locker Room . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Carter Hill Road               Little Mountain Growers . . . . . McGehee Road, Atlanta Hwy                            Crazy Needlework . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mulberry Street             WRAPS & FLOWERS                                                                      HOLIDAY BAKED, COOKED GOODS TO HELP THE                                                    When Personal Service Reigned In Montgomery
Marty’s Mens Clothing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Montgomery Mall                     Pretty In Pots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . West Fourth Street        King Cotton Fabrics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Spruce Street          Adams Drugs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . McGehee Road           CHEP IN YOUR HOME
New Ware Fine Men’s Clothing . . . . Shoppes at McGehee Pl.                              Snooty Miss Moody’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . McGehee Road                 The Knit Shop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Carter Hill Road         Al’s Flowers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Carter Hill Road      Bruno’s Bakery & Deli. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Perry Hill Road
Oxford Street . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Montgomery Mall                                                                                                     Rose of Sharon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W. Second Street          Capital’s Rosemont Gardens . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rosemont Place                  Cafe Louisa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E.Fairview Avenue        OPEN HOUSE, FREE MOVIE, SANTA, REFRESHMENTS, MUSIC
Parisian Store for Men . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . McGehee Road                  GIFTS FOR THE SPORTS MINDED                                                            The Sewing Room . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mulberry Street              Gracie’s English . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mulberry Street       Cookies by Design . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . McGehee Road                     SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10, Noon to 8 p.m.
S&K Men’s Wear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Colonial Promenade                    Adventure Sports II. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ann Street        Sarah Howard Stone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Boultier & E. Fairview                  Hallmark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Montgomery Mall       Chappy’s Deli. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Carmichael Road
Steve & Barry’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Montgomery Mall                Bama Fever/Tiger Pride . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Montgomery Mall                   Tang’s Alterations. . . . . . . . . . . Cloverdale Road, Zelda Place                   Lilies of the Field . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Clubview   Liger’s Bakery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . McGehee Road
The Tobacco Leaf . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Zelda Road            Dancewear etc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Club View                                                                                              Little Mountain Growers . . . . . McGehee Road, Atlanta Hwy                          Shashy’s Bakery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mulberry Street
Wilson Leather . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Montgomery Mall               Champ Sports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Montgomery Mall             ACCESSORIES FOR THE HOME, BED & BATH                                                   Montgomery Curb Market . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Madison Avenue                    Publix Bakery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Zelda Place
                                                                                         Ed’s Art & Frames . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Carter Hill Road             Barganier Interiors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Zelda Place       Painted Pink . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mulberry Street     Super Foods Bakery & Deli . . . . . . . . . . . . . . McGehee Road
ACCESSORIES, SERVICES                                                                    Finish Line . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Montgomery Mall          Brass Fountain. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cloverdale Road          The Medicine Shop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Madison Avenue             The Cookie Company. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Montgomery Mall
FOR THE BRIDE & GROOM                                                                    Hibbet Sports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Montgomery Mall            Christine’s Feathered Nest. . . . . . . . . . . . . E Fairview Avenue                  The Paper Store . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Carter Hill Road       Winn Dixie Bakery. . . Carter Hill Road, Colonial Promenade
After Hours Formal Wear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Montgomery Mall                      It’s About the Fans. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Westminster Shopping                Ella’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E. Fairview Avenue    Patty Cakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . West Third Street
All About Weddings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Colonial Promenade                    Just Golf . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Central Parkway      Feet in the Creek . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mulberry Street          Richardson’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Woodley Road
Always A Brides Maid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Montgomery Mall                     Sports Authority . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Colonial Promenade North                  Snooty Miss Moody’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . McGehee Road                 Rite Aide . . . . Olde Town Shopping Square, Perry Hill Place
Brenner’s Luggage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Carter Hill Road               Sports Cards + NASCAR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Montgomery Mall                      Stonehenge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cloverdale Road         The Sister’s Place . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mulberry Street
Bridals by Penolia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Zelda Road          Steve & Barry’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Montgomery Mall                                                                                                     Yesterday’s Memories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mulberry Street
Jim Massey Formals & Bridal . . . . . . . . . . . Carter Hill Road
La Shea . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Clubview Avenue
Photographs by Andre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Zelda Road
                                                                                         CARD & BOOKS FOR SERIOUS READERS
                                                                                         Black Belt Publishers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mulberry Street
                                                                                                                                                                                GIFTS FOR THE HOME & KITCHEN
                                                                                                                                                                                Cloverdale Oriental Rug Market . . . . . . . . . . . Woodley Road
                                                                                                                                                                                Gloria’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mulberry Street
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       JEWELRY FOR ALL
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Barry Lynch, Jeweler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E. Fairview Avenue
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Shop Midtown                                                                        Whatever you need this holiday season or throughout
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       the new year, you’ll find it around Zelda.
The Paper Store . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Carter Hill Road
Video Productions Unlimited . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Zelda Road
                                                                                         Books-A-Million . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Woodmere Crossing
                                                                                         Capital Books & News . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E. Fairview Avenue
                                                                                         Collegiate Books Store . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lee Street
                                                                                                                                                                                Gigi’s NY Kitchen Co.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Central Parkway
                                                                                                                                                                                The Paper Store . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Carter Hill Road
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Bromberg’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . McGehee Road
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Friedman’s Jewelers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Montgomery Mall
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Gold & Diamonds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Montgomery Mall
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  First!                                                                                  Now, Even More Stores, Eateries, Services, Conveniences
                                                                                         New South Books. . . . . . . . . . . . . Washington & Court Street                                                                                                            Harold’s Fine Jewelry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Zelda Place                                                                                                                    and Professional Offices!
                                                                                         The Agape Shop Music and Books . . . . . . . . . . Madison Ave.                                                                                                               Kay Jewelers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Montgomery Mall

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‘Stress’ Job Interview a Signal to Look Elsewhere
by Carol Kleiman                                                their colleagues was spreading ugly rumors about them, and            fessional assessment firms instead, he also advises job appli-
                                                                what animal would they like to be?                                    cants to “think twice about working for a company that would
   Stress interviews: Many managers and hiring officers in         And that’s just for openers.                                       encourage such a counterproductive interviewing technique.”
the human resources profession think that keeping job              Bob Moliski, president of Moliski Partners, an executive              In other words, don’t take the abuse.
applicants “off balance” and on the defensive by asking         search and development firm in Chicago, weighs in on the                 What really matters: What’s the most important item of
somewhat obnoxious questions is the best strategy to find       side of employees.                                                    consideration when a new employee accepts a job offer and
out exactly what the job seeker is “made of.” And they also        He believes such disconcerting questions by hiring offi-           then starts to negotiate the details?
are convinced it’s a good way to observe how candidates         cers are unprofessional.                                                 According to a recent survey of 1,092 adults by Medco
think and react with no time to prepare.                           “I take exception to stress interviews and would highly            Health Solutions Inc., a company based in Franklin Lakes, New
   But “stress” interviewing is not popular with job seekers,   encourage any company to fire a recruiter or HR manager               Jersey, that manages prescription plans for employers, nothing
who think it’s unfair. Job applicants complain to me about      who does this,” said Moliski, who has a bachelor of science           is more important to new hires than having health coverage.
being asked if they had a happy childhood, how do they          degree in industrial engineering and an MBA.                             “When taking a new job, respondents overwhelmingly –
react to authority, what they would do if they found one of                               “The great U.S. Navy admiral Hyman          58 percent of them – chose participation in a health-care
                                                                                       Rickover is said to have sawed off chair       plan as their first benefit of choice,” the study found.
                                                                                       legs just to see how candidates reacted           Health care, in fact, “far surpassed” other options, even that
                                                                                       when the chair collapsed under them.           of a $5,000 salary increase, which only 14 percent chose.
                                                                                       Another interviewer told me he required           At the same time, being able to participate in a 401(k)
                                                                                       candidates to tie their shoes in front of      program was selected by only 12 percent of those studied.
                                                                                       him because he believed their tying                I think that more than half of the respondents made the right
                                                                                       technique revealed great insight into          choice: You can’t put a price tag on having health insurance.
                                                                                       their potential.                                  Seniority shouldn’t count: “I am not in favor of staff pro-
                                                                                          “These are terrible ideas,” Moliski said.
                                                                                                                                      grams that reward seniority,” asserts Tom Markert, author of
                                                                                          Moliski, who has been in executive
                                                                                                                                      “You Can’t Win a Fight with Your Boss & 55 Other Rules for
                                                                                       search since 1995, says it takes a trained
                                                                                                                                      Success” (Harper, $14.95). “The stakes for a new employee
                                                                                       psychologist to “read” the reactions cor-
                                                                                                                                      should be the same as those for a long-term employee. You
                                                                                       rectly. Another reason: Many candidates
                                                                                                                                      deliver, you move ahead. You also get paid more.”
                                                                                       “won’t stand for this nonsense – even if
                                                                                       they’re desperate for a job.”
                                                                                                                                        Carol Kleiman welcomes questions and comments.
                                                                                          And while the executive recruiter           Write her c/o the Chicago Tribune, 435 North Michigan
                                                                                       urges employers not to use “stealth”           Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611. Send email to:
                                                                                       questions in interviews but to use pro-        ckleiman@tribune.com.
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         GARDEN DISTRICT                     MONTGOMERY EAST                                FOREST PARK                                HIGHLAND PARK

          th                                                                                                                         nth
        on                                    nth                                        nth
      5M                                    Mo                                         Mo                                          Mo
   ,26                                   97                                         82                                          12
 $2                                    $5                                         $6                                          $5




           $398,000                                 $104,900                                   $119,900                                    $89,900

            OLDE ACRES                              EDGEWOOD                             MCGEHEE ESTATES                                   WOODMERE

          nth                                  nth                                        nth                                         th
        Mo                                   Mo                                         Mo                                         Mon
     83                                   23                                         30                                         20
 $1,3                                 $1,2                                       $2,4                                         $7




          $243,000                              $215,000                                    $427,000                                     $126,500
            ALLENDALE                       CLOVERDALE/IDLEWOOD                             CLOVERDALE                               CLOVERDALE/IDLEWILD

          nth                                on
                                               th                                         nth                                        nth
        Mo                                  M                                           Mo                                         Mo
     31                                  11                                          24                                         25
 $1,5                                  $7                                        $1,0                                         $6




          $269,000                              $124,900                                    $179,900                                     $109,900
                                  All payment estimates based on a 5% down payment and a 6%, 30-year conventional mortgage.




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