Union County, Blairsville, Georgia Holiday-Winter 2018-2019 - Page 34

Page 34 Union County GA Magazine . Holiday & Winter 2018-19 . www.unioncountymag.com Veterans Mural Project by Vietnam Veterans of Blairsville will Honor All Veterans of Union County Preliminary design of Memorial Wall In A Nut Shell Nuts are good for more than adding flavor to your favorite desserts. From pecans and walnuts to Brazil nuts and macadamias, these tasty treats supply potassium, magnesium, calcium, fiber, protein, vitamin E, and omega-3 fatty acids to the body. Nuts are especially good for the brain helping it to stay fluid and flexible. Nuts even look like a human brain. Note how the walnut has two halves with a shape that mimics the grooves and indentions of the brain. This is nature’s clue that nuts are brain food! Eating nuts on a regular basis can improve brain function by raising melatonin levels and cognitive function. Eating nuts can boost the spirit, relieve depression, and help insomniacs get a good night’s sleep. Nuts may even help reduce the severity of dementia and other age related conditions when eaten regularly throughout life. Consuming nuts can help lower cholesterol and improve heart health when added to a balanced diet. Nuts contain compounds that reduce the chance of blood clots and help clean the blood vessels. Forget By Janice Boling www.EveryGreenHerb.com the pecan pie and chocolate turtles. Try adding nuts to salads and other savory dishes like pesto. Nuts are also good by the hand full. For heart and brain heath, pesto is a prime example of good eating. Just chop 2 cups of basil (or baby spinach), add a half cup of finely chopped nuts, 2 garlic cloves (minced), some olive oil, black pepper, and salt to taste. Right before serving, add some freshly grated parmesan cheese. Serve fresh pesto with crackers, on grilled chicken, or on pasta. Enjoy! *Nuts should smell fresh and nutty. If rancid, they will have an off scent and should not be eaten. Never consume rancid nuts or oils. Janice Boling of Payne Mountain Farms & Store sells hand crafted and wild crafted products for the body, mind, spirit, home, and garden - all produced on her small farm in the Georgia Mountains. Celebrating the Appalachians, where sustainable farming is a way of life, they appreciate their customers and promise to provide the best service, the highest quality merchandise, a secure shopping experience, and fair prices. www.everygreenherb.com www.paynemountainfarms.com www.storiesandevents.com/blog The Vietnam Veterans of Blairsville brought the Vietnam Moving Wall to Blairsville, they were the key organization to place flags in front on the Veterans Building, they headed the effort to get a bridge dedicated to Vietnam Veterans and they sponsored a concert free for veterans. The Vietnam Veterans current project is to build a wall - a memorial wall. The Wall will contain scenes from many of the wars and conflicts where Americans have been involved. It will be a tribute to all who served and especially to those who gave all. The project will require support from the service organizations and support from the community. Support includes time, talent, supplies and donations. The Mural Wall will be located in Meeks Park near the entrance, the same place where the Vietnam Moving Wall was displayed. The Department of Defense will provide a Huey helicopter to draw attention to the Mural Wall when it is in place. The artist has more than 40 years experience using his artistic talent in many parts of the world. The estimated cost for the entire project is $150,000. Once the funding has been collected, the creation and construction beings. The project will require artist, construction people, landscape experts, supplies and a lot of help. By Norm Cooper Editor, Union County GA Magazine The Mural Wall will be a showcase attraction for north Georgia. The aesthetics will be stunning as the wall pays tribute for all patriots who served the nation in times of peace and strife, a way to say Thank You for Your Service. Items available are:  Panel Sponsorship with plaque  Metallic Artist proof signed with limit of three proofs for each war  Limited edition canvas Lithos Memoral engraved granite pavers placed along pathway Memoral bricks engraved with a name. Purchasers can pick which war the brick is placed in front of A Mural representative can discuss pricing, details and location. The Vietnam Veterans of America chapter 1011 Blairsville is a 501-c- 19 veterans charitable organization. Contact the organization via email at blairsvillevva@gmail.com. Website: www.vvablairsville.org Butternut Creek Golf Course Butternut Creek Golf Course is one of northeast Georgia's top public golf courses. Open year round, the Par 73, 18-hole, 6,500-plus yards. Mountain views from all 18 holes. Each hole is unique - none remotely similar to another. The Pro Shop has all the top line equipment, supplies and clothes for golfers. Blairsville, Georgia * 706-439-6076 Email: butternutgc@uniongov.com Reece Farm & Heritage Center Hwy. 129 1 mile north of Vogel State Park .... 706-745-2034 Byron Herbert Reece Farm and Heritage Center consists of a Visitor’s Center, Poetry Trail, Reece’s writing studio, the Main Barn which houses the Farm exhibits and the Reece Gallery, the Corn Crib, the Chicken House, the Smokehouse and the Spring House. Self guided tours. Pavilion for rent. Ledford’s Woodcraving 706.897.6108 Blairsville, GA Specialty Woodworking Of All Kinds & Custom Design  Personal possession  Give to someone for a variety of purposes  Appreciation  Birthdays  Christmas Gifts