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Let Certified Personal Trainers Shane McLean and Dimitrius Glenn lead you through exercise combination designed to lose fat and build long, lean muscles. Get ready to drop a size! Register early - class size is limited! (And what better way to prepare for the YMCA's upcoming Dirty Rock triathlon than with a personal trainer?!)

Classes are June 17-July 10. 
Session 1: Tue/Thur 12:00-12:50pm
OR
Session 2: Tue/Thur 7:00-7:50pm
Members Only - $99 (8 sessions)

Register at JER Chilton YMCA Rockwall for a better you! For more information email shightower@ymcadallas.org or visit our website at www.jerchiltonymca.org.

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Like most families around town, ours is busy...soccer, baseball, dance class, football, basketball & karate fill our afternoons, evenings and most Saturdays. We all want to give our kiddos every opportunity and advantage, right? That's why we sign them up for sports, lessons, & extra-curricular activities...& because we want them to learn social skills, a sport (or two or three) and just have some fun. It's what I expect each season when I register my son and daughter for a new activity. What I didn't count on is the unique experience they'd get by being enrolled in a sport at the YMCA. This year has been an especially important one for my son Jack, who's been coached and mentored by some terrific Christian dads, selflessly volunteering their time.  A couple of coaches, in particular, have made such a positive impact on my 1st grader, and they deserve to be bragged about!

Johnny Gussio was the head coach for the K/1 flag football team last fall. It was my son's first time playing football, and it was a great season...they even won the Super Bowl for their division! Although being a part of an undefeated team was so much fun for Jack, what he took away most from the experience was a respect for him teammates, a high level of sportsmanship, and the knowledge that his coach loved him and God.  Coach Johnny has become such a hero to Jack...when we see him around town or in the carpool line, it's like Jack has spotted a celebrity. I couldn't be happier that Jack is in awe of a man who was kind to him, was in a position of authority and used it to teach good life lessons and never abused that authority, and a man who he saw pray at each practice and game. That's who I want my son looking up to.

When football season ended, Jack decided to sign up for another sport he'd never played before...basketball. I was thrilled to learn that another dad and one of the football team assistant coaches, Daniel Moran, had volunteered to be the head coach. Jack knew nothing about the game...he couldn't even dribble a ball. Coach Moran never got frustrated and always coached Jack with patience, kindness, and lots of encouragement. By the end of the season, Jack was a pro with a couple of key skills he learned...dribbling a ball and reciting the Lord's Prayer. We never had a practice or game without Coach Moran sitting with the kids and sweetly saying the Lord's Prayer. I can't begin to express my gratitude for the Christian love that was shown to my son, and of course, Jack thinks Coach Moran is a superstar!

He's right...Coach Johnny, Coach Moran and all the dads who have helped coach with them are superstars! They are stars, heroes, mentors & role models because they took the time to make a difference in my kid's life. I am grateful to them for volunteering and to the YMCA for providing a venue where these wonderful Christian men have been able to foster a relationship with my son and the sons and daughters of so many of us.

 

~ Staci Stewart, member, JER Chilton YMCA at Rockwall

 Registration for the JER Chilton YMCA's fall football program is under way. To sign your kids up contact Bill Cadman at BCadman@YMCADallas.org or call 972-772-9622.

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Table 13, Addison's newest venue for fine dining, live music and cocktails,

is offering a special 3-course Father's Day Menu on Sunday, June 15. Show
Dad he taught you well; treat him to his choice of Filet, Sea Bass or Salmon
Meuniere; his choice of side dish and a salad, finished off with dessert -
served in style in an upscale atmosphere reminiscent of early 1960s Vegas.


The $39 chef-prepared special is available all day, from noon to 10 p.m. 

Table 13 is located in the restaurant mecca of Addison, at the southeast
corner of Inwood and Belt Line. Live entertainment is offered Monday through
Saturday, with performers like Ricki Derek, Hunter Sullivan, Rodney Booth,
Teddy Davey, Marc Toussaint, Melani Skybell, Mike Nicosia, Goga Denisov,
Steve Stroud and Scott Bucklin. The restaurant specializes in vintage food,
beverage and service that ensures Dad a Father's Day experience he will
truly appreciate. 

Make reservations today by 972-789-9558.

For more information, visit www.Table13Addison.com. Also, follow Table 13 on
Facebook and Twitter for regular entertainment updates and special offers. 

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Dr. Bart Miller and staff

ROCKWALL, TX (June 5, 2014) Dr. Bart Miller and the staff at Rockwall Crossing Orthodontics wish to thank their patients, friends, family and the community for voting them BEST ORTHODONTIST in Living Magazine's 2014 Readers Choice Awards.

Dr. Bart’s practice is located inside Rockwall’s refurbished Missouri-Kansas-Texas train station, situated one block south of the post office.  The “Katy” green building at 711 S. Goliad St. has been designated as a historic landmark by the Rockwall County Historical Foundation.

Here, patients all ages are treated to friendly, old-fashioned service combined with the latest in orthodontic care.

“The best part about being in the orthodontic business is getting to know the people in the community, while helping them achieve beautiful, healthy smiles,” Dr. Bart said. “Since the average treatment time for full braces is two years, I get to see children and their parents on a regular basis, and over time, we develop real friendships. It’s like family. That’s the kind of history that’s really special.”

Bart was born and raised in Rockwall, graduating from Rockwall High in 1986. He attended Northwestern University and graduated from Rice University in 1990 – majoring in Spanish “because I enjoyed it,” he said.

Like his father, Dr. Frank Miller, Bart joined the U.S. Navy. He was commissioned as Surface Warefare Officer, accepted into the Naval Nuclear Propulsion program, and served on board the guided-missile cruiser, USS Truxtun, stationed in Washington state. Following his service, he started dental school at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, completing his residency at Baylor College of Dentistry.

“At one point I thought about being a veterinarian,” Dr. Bart said. “I was in ROTC, I had my pre-med stuff done, and I went into nuclear propulsion. But I wasn’t really sure what I wanted to do. I talked to a lot of people, and nobody ever really jumped up and down about what they did. I realized my dad LOVED what he did – and it looked more and more appealing to me.”

Dr. Bart has been practicing at Rockwall Crossing Orthodontics for the past 11 years. He credits his wife for encouraging him to pursue a career in orthodontics.

“Just do it,” she told me. “I love my wife. She’s the reason for all my success,” he smiled. Dr. Bart and Sandi have been married 21 years and have three children – Wyatt, Grant, and Josie.

Dr. Bart serves on the board of the Rockwall Family YMCA, the RISD Education Foundation, and the Rotary Club. He was even recognized as the Rockwall YMCA’s 2012 Father of the Year, an honor he says comes from being raised by great parents.

Rockwall Crossing hours are Monday and Tuesday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Wednesday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Thursday and Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

For a free consultation or to schedule an appointment, call 972-771- 1117, visit RockwallCrossingOrthodontics.com, or drop by the dental depot to say hello and experience a bit of Rockwall history.

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Table 13, Addison's newest venue for fine dining, live music and cocktails,
is offering a special 3-course Father's Day Menu on Sunday, June 15. Show
Dad he taught you well; treat him to his choice of Filet, Sea Bass or Salmon
Meuniere; his choice of side dish and a salad, finished off with dessert -
served in style in an upscale atmosphere reminiscent of early 1960s Vegas.


The $39 chef-prepared special is available all day, from noon to 10 p.m. 

Table 13 is located in the restaurant mecca of Addison, at the southeast
corner of Inwood and Belt Line. Live entertainment is offered Monday through
Saturday, with performers like Ricki Derek, Hunter Sullivan, Rodney Booth,
Teddy Davey, Marc Toussaint, Melani Skybell, Mike Nicosia, Goga Denisov,
Steve Stroud and Scott Bucklin. The restaurant specializes in vintage food,
beverage and service that ensures Dad a Father's Day experience he will
truly appreciate. 

Make reservations today by 972-789-9558.

For more information, visit www.Table13Addison.com. Also, follow Table 13 on
Facebook and Twitter for regular entertainment updates and special offers. 

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Chase develops a special bond with Amigo.

Registration is underway through June 9 for Angel Camp, a state licensed day camp for North Texas children with special needs, presented annually by the JER Chilton YMCA at Rockwall.

Designed for youth ages 5 to 18, the summer program allows kids with differing physical and intellectual handicaps the opportunity to experience typical day camp activities like archery, riflery, crafts, swimming, sailing, group games, field trips and more. Participants should be able to change or dress themselves with minimal assistance, and be able to use the restroom with minimal assistance.

Campers remain under the close supervision of highly trained staff. Modifications to activities may be made as needs arise.

As camper Chase Woods said, “YMCA Angel Camp takes the ‘dis’ out of disability.” With the encouragement and support of camp counselors, Chase was able to overcome his uncertainty about horses, and he grew to love horseback riding. He even went on to compete in the Special Olympics horse competition.  He learned how to use a bow and arrow, and do many of the same activities other children his age were able to enjoy at camp.

Camp dates are: Session 1 (June 16-27); Session 2 (July 7-18); Session 3 (July 21- August 1); and Session 4 (August 4-14). Campers may register for no more than two sessions; each session lasts two weeks and requires a registration fee of $50. A maximum of 25 campers is allowed per session. Shot records are required to register. Financial assistance is available.

For more information, or to assess if your child is a good candidate for Angel Camp, email Lauren Atkins, Camp Program Coordinator, at Latkins@ymcadallas.org or visit jerchiltonymca.org.