Tavé Weddings and Events

By Nastasha and Adam VerkestTAVÉ Weddings and EventsTAVÉ Weddings & Events is a full service planning and design business that is committed to helping our clients create that one-of-kind style and ambiance that truly reflects who they are. We are constantly seeking out new trends, innovative styles, have limitless resources and are always thinking outside … Continue reading Tavé Weddings and Events

Do You Hear What I Hear?

By Anita Giles MS, CCC-A AudiologistPhysicians Hearing CenterTis the season for celebrations, gatherings of family and friends, music and merriment and all holiday things. It’s a time to renew acquaintances and make new ones. Hearing is the vital sense that allows us to maintain relationships and make connections with family/friends; making it possible to engage, … Continue reading Do You Hear What I Hear?

The Impact of the Military on Hearing Health

By Anita Giles MS, CCC-A AudiologistPhysicians Hearing Center WWI (1914-1918) was fought in the trenches using machine guns and poisonous gas. WWII (1939-1945) was fought using modern artillery and machines, utilizing more airplanes, ships, tanks, and submarines. The development of the atomic bomb was the catalyst ending WWII. What does this have to do with … Continue reading The Impact of the Military on Hearing Health

Johnny Mac Soldiers Fund

By Bob Druckman, Publisher The Johnny Mac Soldiers Fund honors Military Service and sacrifice by providing scholarships to veterans and military family members, particularly children of our nations fallen and disabled. Mercedes-Benz of Huntsville is proud to partner with the Johnny Mac Soldiers Fund as a Corporate Sponsor. Inspired by the death of Colonel John … Continue reading Johnny Mac Soldiers Fund

I Have Your Back and You Have Mine – Right?

By Major General U.S. Army (RET) Paulette RisherPresident/CEO, Still Serving Veterans The expression “I have your back” is commonly used in the Veteran community and beyond. Apparently, the expression heralds back to the time when warriors fighting with swords literally stood back-to-back in mutual support and protection. However, for me, I like the powerful metaphor … Continue reading I Have Your Back and You Have Mine – Right?

The Military Personality

By Lisa Philippart LPC, BCPCC, BC-TMH Is there such a thing as a “military personality”? And if so, do the personality traits and attributes of veterans and service members differ greatly from those of the average citizen? Personality is defined as the combination of characteristics or qualities that form an individual’s distinctive character. Other terms … Continue reading The Military Personality

How Can We Say “Thank You” To Our Veterans

By Jennie RobinsonCity Council District 3President ProTem Years ago, I took my grandson Alex to visit the Veteran’s Memorial in downtown Huntsville after the Veteran’s Day Parade. He was in second grade at Chafee Elementary School at the time and, as we walked around the memorial, he noticed an elderly man dressed in his Army … Continue reading How Can We Say “Thank You” To Our Veterans

Discussing Veteran Health Concerns & Accessibility

By Taneia Surles, MPHCommunity Outreach CoordinatorVeteran healthcare is offered through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for health concerns like disability, service-related injuries, and ailments, with no added costs at a veteran’s hospital. However, veterans can experience other issues after service that aren’t always treated or covered at veteran hospitals. An overlooked issue is … Continue reading Discussing Veteran Health Concerns & Accessibility

Honoring and Helping Our Veterans

By Phil Riddick Madison County Commissioner District 5Many businesses and schools in Madison County will close in observance of Veteran’s Day on November 11, and thousands of residents will attend and participate in the Veteran’s Day Parade. “On this Veterans Day, let us remember the service of our veterans, and let us renew our national … Continue reading Honoring and Helping Our Veterans

Salute to Service, Salute to Love!

By Nastasha V. Verkest, OwnerTave Weddings and Events My husband Adam and I are both US Army Veterans. Adam served on active duty for 20 years as a Unit Supply Specialist (92Y) and US Army Recruiter (79R) before retiring in 2017. I served a total of 11 years as an Airborne, Food Service Specialist (92G) … Continue reading Salute to Service, Salute to Love!