Friday, October 30, 2009

See Route Map for Village to Village Run January 23rd!

Mark your calendar for the popular  
Village to Village 10K Run
on Saturday, January 23, 2010!  This year features an all-new 10K route, beginning and ending in Mountain Brook Village, and winding through some of Mountain Brook's most beautiful neighborhoods.

Also new this year is a 1-mile Fun Run!  Designed as a "walker and family-friendly" event, prizes will be given in all categories.   Start times - 8:00 a.m. for the 10K, 9:30 a.m. for the Fun Run.  Check our website for more information - including race information and a route map.  Easy pre-registration to be provided on website soon.  Please check back!

Mountain Brook Art Association Holiday Show & Benefit Nov 12th, 4-8PM


Come support local artists  
The American Heart Association 
Park Lane In English Village, November 12th, 4-8PM!

Wags to Riches Benefitting TEARS and featuring Porsche Panamera Nov. 5th, 5-7PM

This Thursday, November 5th, from 5p until 7p, Tom Williams Porsche/Audi will be hosting the “Wags to Riches” silent auction charity event at the Porsche/Audi dealership at the intersection of I- 459 and Grants Mill Road. There will be live music, catering by Kathy “G”, beer and wine, door prizes (including Porsche prizes), and a silent auction benefitting TEARS: The Emergency Animal Rescue Service. 

More than 50 items will be up for bid, including trips, art, jewelry, fine dining, and the “BIG PRIZE” ~ the game day ball from Nick Saban’s first A-Day game, signed by Saban, all the other coaches, and all the players. 100% of the proceeds will go to TEARS, a 501c-3 charity that rescues and rehabilitates injured and abused animals. For more information, please click here!

Get the latest in fall suede boots (see picture) at The Pappagallo Shop!

Need some good-looking but comfortable, practical, warm winter boots?  Check these out at The Pappagallo Shop in Mountain Brook, and save 20% through November 1st with a Shop, Save and Share  card! 

Drop by Please Reply Stationers in Crestline for Specials through this weekend!

Last few days of JLB’s Shop, Save & Share Card Event
Only 1 more day to save 20%
with Little Lamb Design Christmas Card Orders over $150
    Embossed Graphics November 1st -25th Specials
    Flat Print Sale – Tablets, Lists and Memo Squares Only $19.95 each
    Embossed Stationery Sale – $24.95 first set and each add’l set $19.95 – return address only $19.95
          The Paper Menu Holiday Specials to December 4th! 
          Buy 2, Get 1 FREE! 
          Long sleeve t-shirts and long sleeve onesies,  Buy 2, Get 1 FREE
          Sets of calling cards, Buy 2, Get 1 FREE
          Sets of notecards, Buy 2, Get 1 FREE
          Sets of stickers, Buy 2, Get 1 FREE
              Now through December 19th we will be open
              Tuesday – Friday 10-5 and Saturday 10-2
              for all your holiday shopping needs!

              Wednesday, October 28, 2009

              FREE Seminar and Webinar on Increasing Profits through Customer Service!

              Join Mountain Brook Chamber Member
              Gold Star Customer Service
              Thursday, 1:00 to 2:00 PM November 5th
              As Customer Service goes, so go profits! Customers vote!

              Can you 'explode' profits?
              Find out in a FREE seminar (details below)
              OR online (click here) meeting.

              Thursday, November 5, 2009

              Onsite Meeting:      1:00 PM - 2:00 PM - Embassy Suites, Homewood
                                                 2300 Woodcrest Place, Birmingham, AL 35209
              Register:                   205-949.8850 or email Lisa Fleming
                                                 with attendee name(s) and organization
              Online Webinar:      3:30 - 4:30 PM CST register by clicking here

              The Introductory Meeting Will Show You:
              · How extraordinary customer service creates explosive profits
              · Why your team will want to perform at exceptional levels
              · How Gold Star Certification creates free media attention for you
              · 6 ways to measure your customer service level to profit
              · Why creating a Best-Place-to-Work is easy and profitable
              · How to get Certified or Do-It-Yourself

              “Our Patient Experience standards improved far beyond our expectations.  In the middle of a recession, we are experiencing growth like we have not seen in years.  We were concerned that we would, like so many small businesses, have to reduce staff and/or benefits.  I attribute our success to one thing ---- engaging the BestBIZ Gold Star Customer Service Certification Program." 
              Kevin J. Alexander, DMD                             
              About your host:  John Cotton, CEO of BestBIZ, LLC, is a member of the Mountain Brook Chamber of Commerce.  BestBIZ has specialized in Customer Service-to-Profit for 10 years.  Having served 482 organizations in 19 states, their clients have racked up over $132,000,000 of new revenue by increasing their customer service standards by an average of 24% and increasing the WorkLife experience of team members by an average of 31%.  

              Specials on Skin Treatments through November 30th

              Microdermabrasion Mondays
              Now available at Smart Skin!
              By appointment only ~ Treatment includes:  microdermabrasion, custom mask, paraffin hand treatment, steam, micro massage, and finishing with a light facial moisturizer, all for $20!  Add an oxygen treatment for an additional $10.   Special pricing runs now through November 30th.

              Holiday Decorations to be upgraded this year in Mountain Brook!

              Mountain Brook Villages will offer more decor for holidays

              By William Thornton -- The Birmingham News

              October 28, 2009, 11:19AM
              Lampposts in Mountain Brook will be a little more festive this holiday season.

              The city approved about $3,400 for new holiday decorations to be added in Crestline, English and Mountain Brook villages. City Manager Sam Gas­ton said the decorations should be in­stalled by mid-November.

              "We always like to have them up by the weekend before Thanksgiving," he said.

              The new decorations will comple­ment garlands, bows and seasonal lights that go up every November. The city purchased resin displays that re­semble peppermint candy and re­indeer for Crestline Village.

              For English Village, five foot tall an­gels with white lights will be dis­played.

              Gold-colored trumpets, Christmas trees with Santa Claus and assorted small lights are planned for Mountain Brook Village.

              Sally Legg, chairwoman of the Mountain Brook Village Enhancement Committee, said the decorations were chosen to appeal to daytime shop­pers.

              "Retailers and people in our com­munity have requested that the city update the holiday decorations," she said. "Our plan is to add creative dec­orations to the light posts in the villages that will enhance the traditionally used garlands and red bows. We hope that the decorative ornaments will make Mountain Brook unique and festive."

              Legg said decorative op­tions are still being dis­cussed for Overton Village.
              In addition, pansies have been planted this month in the city's decorative plan­ters to add a yellow color scheme. In future, the com­mittee hopes to involve community volunteers.


              Monday, October 26, 2009

              First of two public hearings on Lane Park Development draws concern

              By William Thornton -- The Birmingham News

              October 26, 2009, 7:00AM
              Lane Parke 091026.jpgAn artist's rendering shows the proposed Lane Parke at Mountain Brook Village development.Decision time is near for Mountain Brook on the proposed Lane Parke at Mountain Brook Village development.

                The City Council has scheduled two public hearings, tonight and Nov. 9, to consider whether to grant planned unit zoning to the development. The council could vote on the zoning following the second hearing or at a later meeting, said Council President Virginia Smith.

                Lane Parke would replace the existing Mountain Brook Shopping Center and Park Lane Apartments, and would be built in three phases over several years. The developer, Evson Inc., is controlled by members of the Evans family, longtime owners of the property.

              Plans for Lane Parke call for 217,000 square feet of retail space, 26,000 square feet of office space, 2 acres of public park space, more than 1,200 parking places and a boutique hotel. The plan also includes condominiums and town houses.

                While some public comments about the development at a series of public hearings have been positive, other residents say they oppose the scope of the project. Rick Sprague, a Birmingham architect who lives in Mountain Brook, said the development is three times bigger than it should be and would spoil the small-town suburban market feeling of the village.

                "I think there is a growing concern about this development," Sprague said. "And I think until they make some significant changes in the concepts and size of the development, concern is going to continue to grow. This kind of development has never been allowed before in Mountain Brook."

                City Councilman Bob Moody said he thinks the development will add too many cars to the village's two-lane roads.

                "As currently proposed, I think the Lane Parke project would be devastating for Mountain Brook Village," Moody said. "I know what the traffic studies say, but to say there will be no appreciable change in traffic sort of defies logic."

                At the development's Web site,, the owners of the property, this month posted "Straight Answers," a series of video answers to 21 questions and written answers to 13 questions. Video answers are provided by the development site's owner, A.A. "Rele" Evans.

                Members of the development team say they hope the answers will counter what they say has been misinformed opposition in the community to the development plan.

                "What we're finding is that when people know more about this, they don't have any opposition to it," said Ken Findley, a project consultant.

                The Web site answers are aimed at making residents comfortable with the development. Jeffrey Brewer, an architect with Birmingham's Goodwyn, Mills & Cawood, estimated developers have spent about $300,000 making changes to the overall design in response to questions from city officials, merchants and residents.

                "There's a perception out there, we think, that we've only been working on this for about six months," said Robert Jolly, a retail consultant with the project. "The truth is we've been working on this for more than two years."


              Standing Room Only crowd at Mountain Brook Public Hearing!

              "A standing room only crowd of about 150 people turned out in Mountain Brook Monday night for a public hearing on the zoning of a proposed multi-use development.

              The City Council held the first of two public hearings on the proposed planned unit zoning of Lane Parke at Mountain Brook Village. Lane Parke would be built at the present site of Mountain Brook Shopping Center and Park Lane Apartments in three phases."

              Read the complete article by Bill Thornton in the Birmingham News by clicking here

              Wednesday, October 21, 2009

              Mulberry Heights Antiques features artist Emily Ozier Oct. 29th

              Artist Emily Ozier is from Memphis, Tennessee. Primarily self-taught, her artwork is characterized by the building up of the canvas by layering colors of paint.


              We will have Emily Ozier back in the shop Thursday, October 29th by popular demand!  We cannot keep her paintings in stock!  Join us for fun, food, sales galore, and lots of beautiful art.   Stop by early for the best selection - Emily's paintings sell out FAST!


              Follow Mulberry Heights on Facebook!

              The Scoop at Oak Street Garden Shop!

              Canterbury Spooktacular Chili Sale! Sunday, October 25th 3-5PM

              You're invited to attend the Canterbury Spooktacular Chili Sale!
              Sunday, October 25th 3-5PM
              Canterbury United Methodist Church in Mountain Brook.
              Proceeds benefit the youth outreach ministries of Canterbury United Methodist Church

              Monday, October 19, 2009

              NY TIMES Bestselling Author at Emmet O'Neal Thursday, October 22nd

              Visit Emmet O'Neal Library this Thursday night to hear visiting author, Mary Kay Andrews! Need details?  Here's the link to the Emmet O'Neal Library! (or click on the poster at right)

              ARTSCAPE - November 19th

              Local Artists, Sculptors and Dancers present works inspired by local natural lands, rivers and streams.
              Date: November 19, 2009

              Local art inspired by local lands

              Special thanks to Mountain Brook sponsor, MAFIAoZA's!

              Right now, fantastic local artists are creating unique works inspired by the Freshwater Land Trust's protected lands! See them - and buy them- at ARTSCAPE on Thursday, November 19th!

              Live performances by the Children's Dance Foundation, Birmingham-Southern theatre students, and others will also be inspired by our parks and open spaces, properties including Red Mountain Park, the Homewood Forest Preserve, the Turkey Creek Nature Preserve, and many others. Proceeds from ARTSCAPE's silent and live auctions will benefit the Freshwater Land Trust and participating artists.

              Works available at ARTSCAPE will be featured at as they are completed. Tickets are available by calling the Freshwater Land Trust at (205) 226-7900.
              Phone Number: (205) 226-7900
              Location: Avon Theater located at
              2829 7th Avenue South in Lakeview

              Time: 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
              Event Website:
              Price: $50

              Thursday, October 15, 2009

              Aliant Bank Pumpkin Carving Contest needs your votes!

              Here's the List of Chamber Members and Mountain Brook Merchants on Twitter!

              If you're on Twitter, you may have had difficulty finding the Twitter addresses of fellow chamber members and Mountain Brook merchants.  We will be assembling a list here for everyone to follow.  If you are a Chamber member or Mountain Brook merchant and are not listed here, please send the chamber a direct message @shopmtnbrook and we will add you!    Unfamiliar with Twitter and would like to know more?  Watch a short and informative slide show tutorial (via @griner) at the bottom of this page!  Just joined?  Add this hashtag to your first post so we can all find you - #mtnbrk

              Thanks for your help and support!

              Follow all the merchants and chamber members on Twitter by clicking here or on icon below!

              Tuesday, October 13, 2009

              Alabama legend Tyrone Prothro signing books at Please Reply Oct. 15th!

              Please Reply
              50 Vine Street
              (across from Crestline fields)

              Open House
              Wine and Cheese
              This Thursday, October 15th

              Special guests...
              • Tyrone Prothro,  former Alabama legend,  will be here for his book signing, Catch and Hold!
              • Marie Katz, owner of Paper Menu, will be here with her great stationery line and gift line.
              • Amy Dillard Kendrick, owner of Fabulous Designs, will be here with her Christmas card line and wonderful calling cards.
              • Owners of Charles and Alice loungewear line, Betsy Byars and Katie Crommelin, will be here with their Christmas loungewear and everyday loungewear for children.

              20-60% off at The Briarcliff Shop during October!


              ALL FURNITURE IS 20% -60% OFF.



              2003 CAHABA ROAD

              Map of Historic Mountain Brook Village

              Click here for a large map outlining the historic area of Mountain Brook Village.

              Two buildings in the defined area have been listed on the National Trust's Registry of Historic Buildings and an additional two have been recognized by the Jefferson County Historical Society indicating that they are "historically significant in terms of both community planning and architecture".

              Monday, October 12, 2009

              Mountain Brook Resident born in 1896 recalls early history

              City Council has declared Mountain Brook Village historic, and an early resident, Clarence Helm, recalls his childhood in Mountain Brook in this Birmingham News article from October 17th, 1976. Born in a log house originally built on Euclid Avenue but moved to 119 Dexter Avenue in Crestline prior to his birth, the house is still standing but has been very altered, and so has never been awarded an historic marker by the Alabama Historic Commission. The house was originally built as a dogtrot log cabin and was still a frame cabin when the Board of Equalization photographed it in 1939. Read the complete article by clicking here.

              City Council proclaims Mountain Brook Village "Historic" via Resolution

              Due to the historic character of Mountain Brook Village which retains four buildings  in its commercial district from Robert Jemison Jr.'s original Mountain Brook Estates Development, (two of which pictured here are in the National Registry of Historic Places), the City Council officially declared the area "Historic" by passing a resolution tonight.

              The Birmingham Historical Society has awarded plaques to the original four buildings, and has published a book entitled,  Mountain Brook Village: Then & Now, which recognizes Mountain Brook Village as "historically significant in terms of both community planning and architecture". The area was planned as the commercial center of the Mountain Brook community. The buildings on the National Registry include the bank building now housing RBC Bank, and the building on the circle housing Gilchrist Drug and The Pappagallo Shop.  The two other historically signficant buildings include the 2 story tudor building on the circle, and the block of one story buildings immediately adjacent to it.

              Sunday, October 11, 2009

              Wondering what to do with the kids out of school on Monday?

              Columbus Day is this Monday, 10/12. Regardless of the weather, you've got a fool-proof option with DINOSAUR DAY at McWane. The kids can search for prizes in the dig pit, participate in a dino egg hunt, and view 80 million year old fossils.

              Moms, remember McWane has a food court and free wi-fi if you've got to multi-task that day. Dinosaur Day activities are included in admission and free to members.

              McWane has generously offered a $10 discount on annual family memberships to BirminghamMoms. Mention BirminghamMom at the ticketing counter.

              Brand New Cookbook from Hot & Hot Fish Club!

              Hot & Hot Fish Club has just released a new cookbook featuring all the favorites from their popular Birmingham Southside restaurant near Highland Avenue.

              The Cook Store in Mountain Brook Village is hosting a book signing for The Hot & Hot Fish Club Cookbook by Chris & Idie Hastings on October 22nd from 4-6 PM, along with Tena Payne of Earthborn Studios who will be signing her pottery.  Wine and refreshments will be served!

              Saturday, October 10, 2009

              Christines is celebrating Thursdays in October with Special Events!

              Mark your calendars for Thursdays to drop by Christine's in Mountain Brook Village, as they are featuring a special Thursday with a "T" throughout the month of October:

                Oct 8      $10 Thursday, featuring thoughtful gifts for $10 and under 
                Oct 15     Treasures from the Past Thursday, featuring silver, linen, objects from the late 19th century to the 1950s 

                Oct 29     Tasty Thursday - featuring turtles, toffee, ice cream sundaes, and Godiva chocolates

              Don't miss Thursdays in October at Christines!  They will ALL be special events!

              Friday, October 9, 2009

              Trunk Show at Marguerite's Conceits Oct 14th

              October 14th - Marguerite Conceits: Cinda B Trunk Show, 10AM to 6PM. Refreshments, door prizes, and a free gift with any purchase! To see the entire collection, click here!

              Mountain Brook Gymnastics Home Meet Oc 23-25 - 550 Athletes!

              Mountain Brook Gymnastics will host its home meet, the Pirates of the Cahaba, Oct. 23-25. More than 550 athletes from all over Alabama have registered, including teams from Destin, Florida and Mississippi. The girls will compete in three-hour time slots. The host hotel is the Hilton Garden Inn in Liberty Park.

              Mountain Brook Gymnastics is recognized as one of the finest gymnastics programs in the nation and currently boasts an enrollment of close to six hundred students, ranging in age from two-year-olds to teenagers. And while our Recreational Program is growing tremendously, we also have the largest Compulsory Competitive Team program in the state of Alabama. In addition, our Optional Level Competitive Team consistently produces state and national champions on a regular basis! Supporting our fantastic Team Program, our Parents' Club has hosted numerous state, regional, and national gymnastics competitions, and has served as an outstanding ambassador of our community's hospitality and spirit.

              Mountain Brook Gymnastics will do all of this again the weekend of Dec. 4-6, but at the BJCC. We are the host gym for the state meet, so even more athletes will be competing. Please help us make these girls and their families feel welcome! More information will be posted on the website and blog soon!

              Thursday, October 8, 2009

              Village Dermatology Anniversary Event - November 5th - Lots of Specials!

              Save the Date
              One Year Anniversary Event
              Thursday, November 5th
              5:00-9:00 PM

              20% off Skin Care
              (Some exclusions apply)

              For coming, you will receive a
              $50 Gift Card
              Good for Botox, Dysport, Radiesse, Juvederm,
              Restlyane, Hair Laser, IPL, Active FX

              Schedule for Botox and receive a
              $50 Mail in Rebate
              (In addition to the $50 gift card! Save $100!)

              j.edward Mineral Makeovers
              James Starnes, founder of j.edward,
              will here all day on Thursday and Friday.
              Call to schedule a free makeover!

              Many stocking stuffer ideas to help you get
              ready for the holidays!

              Catered by Daniel George

              Wednesday, October 7, 2009

              Please help welcome our newest Chamber Members!

              (pictured at top right - Snap Kids in Crestline)
              Royal Cup Coffee
              Hare Communications
              Kim Lepley with Morgan Stanley/Smith Barney
              Nail Envy on River Run
              Alabama Gaslight & Grill
              Moore Solutions
              Smith Paving
              Backstage Catering
              Travel Planners
              Homesmiths – The Fred Smith Group
              Jackson and Tucker, P.C.

              The Lilli Pad, LLC
              Inkana Development
              Omega Bankcard Services 
              Casuals Etcetera
              Williams Partnership Architecture, Inc.
              Kathy G & Company
              Snap Kids
              Berthon’s Cleaners
              Architectural Specialties
              The Learning Express
              (pictured at bottom right - new member Fletch Leonard with Omega Bankcard Services at Chamber Seminar for merchants)

              Tuesday, October 6, 2009

              Who could resist shopping for produce in this charming atmosphere?

              Billy Angell has done it again! Already appreciated for the finest Christmas trees and the most beautiful perennials in town, Oak Street Garden Shop has recently added a local produce market adjacent to the Crestline garden shop with an open air market feeling.  Currently featuring pumpkins in all shapes and sizes, they also offer seasonal produce from local farmers in touchable bins in a farmer's market setting.  Drop by and see for yourself!  Your family will eat better and healthier as a result!

              Saturday, October 3, 2009

              Chamber Member sees 500% increase in online biz even in difficult economy!

              Chamber member, Sheri Corey has always had a  talent for sewing.  For many years while her children were in school, she successfully designed and sewed custom draperies, bedding, slipcovers, and decorative accessories, primarily for local clients.  However, as her business (and her children) slowly grew, she recognized an untapped market for designer dorm bedding.  She watched as many of her neighbors and friends sent kids to college and loaded the car with items intended to make college dorm rooms more liveable.  She believed that the market would support her higher quality custom-designed items.  So 18 months ago, she launched a web-based dorm bedding design business that specifically targeted girls heading off to college.

              It was an instant success!  Sheri assumed that her competition would be big box retailers including Pottery Barn, Target, and Anthropologie, and she knew she could not make a storefront investment to compete.  So she decided to create a compelling website and blog, and invested her time in social media to reach her audience.  Sheri states, "We love to interact with our customers, and during the design process we get to know many of the young women we are creating designs for....we love being a part of their move to college life through blogging, live chat, and even phone conversations!"  She also trusted her web developers to optimize her website via search engines.  With a good product and two week turnaround, she was able to turn site visits to sales, and subsequently, Dorm Suite Dorm posted a 500% increase in sales over the past 12 months - a remarkable achievement in today's economy!  Congratulations to Sheri!  Click here to visit her website!

              Register for Mountain Brook Athletics 2009-2010 Winter Sports

              2009-2010 WINTER SPORTS REGISTRATION
              Fri. Oct. 2nd & 9th; 4:30 - 6:00    Sat. Oct. 3rd & 10th; 9:00 - 12:00
              Location: Mtn. Brook Junior High School
              You may also register online by clicking here starting Oct. 2nd at 4:00 PM until Oct. 10th at Noon.

              Basketball (Girls & Boys grades 1 - 9)
              Season will run from November through the end of February. The time, date, and location for player evaluations will be available at registration. Player evaluations are only for those elementary age (3rd - 6th grade) players that did not play with MBA last year and all 2nd grade boys & 1st & 2nd grade girls. Teams will be selected soon after player evaluations. Players will be notified as to team assignment by their coach. Fee - $125; $20 late fee (per player) will be charged for those elementary age players who register for basketball after Oct. 10th.

              Wrestling (Boys grades K - 6)
              Season will run from early November through the second week of February. Practices will be mostly on Tue. & Thu. The practices will be divided into age groups K-3rd and 4th-6th. Plans are to rejoin the local wrestling league in which boys will be able to wrestle in tournaments against other area communities. Boys will compete in tournaments against other wrestlers with similar weights and ages. Fee - $85

              **Effective September 1, 1994** Programs sponsored by MBA will be offered only to Mountain Brook residents whose children are eligible to attend Mountain Brook schools.

              Friday, October 2, 2009

              George Jones Pictured With Parents at Alabama Retailers Luncheon

              The whole Jones family has retailing in their blood. Jones’ father, George Sr., sold sportswear to college bookstores throughout the South. Jones, along with his wife, Virginia, and his parents opened Snoozy’s College Bookstore in 1982, named for his father, who has been known as “Snoozy” since infancy. All four family members are still involved in the daily operation of their businesses.

              “The success and longevity of (Jones’) stores is just a by-product of the enthusiasm that he brings to his work every day,” Mountain Brook Chamber Executive Director Suzan Doidge said. Jones also contributes to such community institutions as the Mountain Brook school system, the Junior League of Birmingham, the Arts Guild, the Ballet Guild, and the Service Guild. Snoozy’s Kids donates childcare items throughout the year to the downtown YWCA for its homeless outreach.

              “George Jones Jr. is a retailer of the year EVERY year to his employees and the entire Birmingham area,” said ARA President Rick Brown. Snoozy’s Kids and Snoozy’s College Bookstore have been members of ARA since 1994.  (George was awarded 2009 Silver Retailer of the Year September 29th, by the Alabama Retailers Association.  For complete story, please click here)

              Thursday, October 1, 2009

              Enter Meatball Recipe to Win a Television Appearance!

              MAFIAoZA’s Italian Festival SAUCE & MEATBALL Contest

              All Contestants must have their entry
              in an insulated container at the Judging Booth
              between 4:30 and 5pm on Saturday, October 3, 2009.
              MAFIAoZA’s is not responsible for any container submitted.
              Sauces and Meatballs must be entered separately and in separate containers.
              Amounts to make:  Meatballs (5) - Sauce (1 Quart)


              • Sauces: Any Red, White or Green Sauce is acceptable.
              • Meatball: A meatball is a ball of ground meat where the meat is rolled into a ball along with other ingredients, such as bread or breadcrumbs, minced onion, various spices, and possibly eggs, rolled together by hand, and cooked by frying, baking, steaming, or braising in sauce.


              • Meatballs may have sauce in the container to keep them moist.
              • There will be a panel of three judges selected by MAFIAoZA’s.
              • The decision of the judging panel is absolute and final.  The judging panel reserves the right to refuse an entry if they believe it to be in the best interest of the event or a health concern.
              • The three judges will award first and second place. There will be no award for third, because no one wants to be in last place.

              First place will receive an award and a spot on a local TV channel as winner to demonstrate the winning recipes.

              Table Matters - Book Signing with Simon Pearce - October 7th

              Wednesday, October 7
              12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
              Meet Simon and his wife, Pia, at Table Matters!
              Purchase your Simon Pearce today to be signed at the event!
              Prepurchase their first book, A Way of Living, a Lifestyle book that includes recipes
              from their restaurant in Vermont, to be signed also!

              Mulberry Heights Antiques featuring artist Kathy Cate

              Open House October 1st features Mulberry Heights Antiques newest artist, Kathy Cate.  Paintings, jewelry, and Christmas ornaments are all one-of-a-kind pieces.  Huge Sale during the event from 10-4PM with good food and a drawing a for a free piece of Kathy's art work.

              We would love to see you! - Friday, October 1st, 10AM-4PM!

              Twitter Tutorial for New Users

              What could the economic impact of The 3/50 Project be on our community?

              For more information, please visit their website

              Marketing Presentation

              Video of Crestline Halloween Parade courtesy of Stephen Wolfe!