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Mast General Store to Host Lunch and Learn with Dr. Nate Regier on Oct. 20: “Conflict without Casualties”

WHAT: Mast General is hosting a lunch and learn featuring Dr. Nate Regier, co-founding owner and chief executive officer of Next Element, a global advisory firm specializing in building cultures of compassionate accountability.

The event is sponsored by Mast General, the Boone Chamber of Commerce, Mary McKinney LMFT, Fairfield Inn & Suites, and High Country United Church of Christ.

In his presentation, “Conflict Without Casualties: Building Cultures of Compassionate Accountability,” Regier will share how leaders and organizations can adapt to change by practicing compassion.

A former practicing psychologist, Dr. Regier is an expert in social-emotional intelligence and leadership, positive conflict, communication, coaching, organizational development, team building and change management.

WHERE: Fairway Cafe, Boone Golf Course, 433 Fairway Drive, Boone, NC, 28607

WHEN: Thursday, October 20, 12-1:30pm.

HOW: Please register online by Oct. 24 here. Price is $15 for lunch and the presentation.

BACKGROUND: Albert Einstein said, “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, expecting different results.” Drawing from his just-released book,Conflict Without Casualties, Regier will compare the rise and fall of human civilization with the life cycle of an organization.

“When we stay in one place too long, struggling against one another to resist change, things begin to fall apart. When we choose negative conflict, we participate in our own demise by failing to respond to a changing world. There comes a point where course corrections are no longer an option, where the point of no return has come and gone and we’ve doomed ourselves to extinction,” he said.

In this session, Regier will demonstrate how to apply Next Element’s Compassion Cycle of openness, resourcefulness, and persistence to participants’ organization, so they can be perpetually moving, searching, effective, and adaptive instead of risking extinction by doing the same things and expecting different results.

“This session will affirm the positive potential in human beings, and reveal a road map for recognizing where we are and what to do next.”

Regier’s new book, Conflict Without Casualties: A Field Guide for Leading With Compassionate Accountability, will be available for purchase and signing.

WHO: Dr. Nate Regier is the co-founding owner and chief executive officer ofNext Element, a global advisory firm specializing in building cultures of compassionate accountability. A former practicing psychologist, Regier is an expert in social-emotional intelligence and leadership, positive conflict, mind-body-spirit health, neuropsychology, group dynamics, interpersonal and leadership communication, executive assessment and coaching, organizational development, team building and change management. An international adviser, he is a certified Leading Out of Drama master trainer, Process Communication Model® certifying master trainer and co-developer of Next Element’s Leading Out of Drama® training and coaching. Nate has published two books: Beyond Drama and his latest work, Conflict Without Casualties.

Discounted Passes Selling Fast at Beech Mountain, Get Yours Now!

Beech Mountain Resort’s “super saver” sale is here!  We don’t want you to miss out on this incredible deal, so we loaded an additional 50 passes!  These final 50 passes will go quick.  Buy your pass this week and save $125!  Once we are ready to print passes we will email everyone redemption instructions.  Please email us with any further questions!  info@skibeech.com
Season lockers are available for just $125.  Please remember to purchase your locker to secure your existing location.  Due to construction, the locker room is not currently accessible.  It will be ready in time for season!

Raindrop Inlay Procedure Now Offered at Graystone Eye

The All-New Raindrop® Near Vision Inlay is designed to Improve Near Vision So You Can Once Again See Without the Hassel of Reading Glasses!

HICKORY, October 10, 2016 — If you’re at the age where you need reading glasses to see your phone or read a newspaper, menu, or computer screen, Graystone Eye has a better option: The new Raindrop Inlay procedure.

The Raindrop Near Vision Inlay is a safe way to treat age related near vision loss, or presbyopia. Presbyopia is a condition when your lens loses elasticity, making it difficult to change your focus to see objects up close. Everyone — yes, everyone — will eventually develop presbyopia, and it’s this condition, that leaves many of us reaching for reading glasses in our 40s and early 50s. If simple daily tasks such as using mobile phones, reading a menu, fine print or doing close-up work are requiring reading glasses, Raindrop® may be for you. Approximately 25% of the world’s population suffers from the dependency of reading glasses, and the majority of them dream of not needing them at all.

As of June 2016, The FDA granted approval for the use of the Raindrop® Near Vision Inlay within the United States. Raindrop® is the world’s first inlay to change the shape of the cornea (the clear, front part of the eye) to improve near vision and it is designed to help reduce or eliminate the need for reading glasses. Raindrop is incredibly small – about the size of a pinhead and less than half the thickness of a human hair – and is bioengineered to mimic the natural cornea. The outpatient procedure is easily performed right in the Graystone Eye Refractive Suite, and patients usually return to most of their daily activities the next day.

Raindrop Near Vision Inlay benefits

Raindrop is made of a soft, biocompatible material similar to a soft contact lens, which has similar properties and water content as the cornea. It gently changes the shape of the clear front part of the eye, the cornea. It improves near vision while slightly affecting distance vision in the treated eye. The inlay is transparent and not noticeable when it’s in the eye. Raindrop is well suited for dim light situations as 99.7% of the light passes through it and reaches the back of the eye where the image is processed.

We’re finding that our patients are active people, and they don’t want to constantly reach for – or look for – their reading glasses. We’ve been following this remarkable Raindrop technology for some time, and think it is a very effective solution designed for people who want to reduce or eliminate their reading glasses. The Raindrop Near Vision Inlay has received approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in June of 2016, and has been available around the world for several years prior to approval in the US.



About Practice & More Information

Dr. Trey Oursler, Refractive Surgeon of Graystone Eye, is the performing surgeon for Raindrop. If you are interested in learning more about the inlay, visit Dr. Oursler’s website at www.graystonelasik.com or www.raindropinlay.com. If you are interested in scheduling your FREE CONSULTATION call us at 828-304-6611!


Weekly Events at Lost Province Brewing Co.

Monday October 10

Family Night-Buy any regularly priced pizza and receive one free kid’s meal.

Tuesday October 11

5pm-Get Lost for a Cause with Oasis featuring Live Music with Alexa Rose.

Lost Province will be donating 10% of sales from the entire day on October 11th so come show your support and help out this wonderful community resource.
OASIS (Opposing Abuse with Service, Information, and Shelter) is a private, 501(c)3 non-profit organization serving survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in Watauga, Avery & surrounding counties. OASIS also provides advocacy for victims of sexual assault. We are available to offer support to clients while in the hospital during and after physical examinations and provide referrals to any appropriate agencies or organizations. In addition, OASIS provides clothing to the victims who may have had theirs taken as evidence.

Alexa Rose hails from southwestern Virginia, where she spent her formative years writing songs about bears in her bedroom window and yodeling from the top of her parents’ mountain home. Her music is rootsy and alternative folk, with just a dash of those old, haunted country songs thrown in. Since 2013, Rose has called the Carolina mountains home. These days, you can find her playing shows in many of the music hubs of Appalachia, often sporting her trusty, dusty Frye boots and blue electric guitar, affectionately called “Fruit Loop.” Her most recent project, released in April 2016, was recorded in Mountain City.
Wednesday October 12

8pm-Close App State vs Lafayette: Beginning at 7pm, Lost Province will be hosting Trivia Night. Compete on your own or on a team! The competition gets started at 7pm so come a little early for a pizza and a pint and get your seat!

Thursday October 13

College Night and $3.00 Thursday-$3.00 pints on all Lost Province brewed beers (except high gravity).

7:30pm-10:30pm Live Music: Fireside Collective. Asheville, NC based newgrass band Fireside Collective is a group of folk music enthusiasts who blend elements of traditional bluegrass and American roots music with modern acoustic arrangements. With an energetic live show, the band presents finely crafted original music infused with impeccable solos and tight harmonies. Captivating listeners with songs centered around change, relationships, and being on the road, they transition smoothly between danceable bluegrass numbers and passionate folk ballads. With mandolin, fiddle, Dobro, and acoustic guitar layered eloquently on top of rock solid stand-up bass, the band has quickly made a name for themselves as a must-see progressive acoustic ensemble.

Friday October 14

7:30pm-Closing Live Music: Maureen Renihan Jazz Trio. Maureen Renihan is a Boone based vocalist performing throughout the high country, piedmont and foothill regions of North Carolina. Influenced by great icons such as Billie Holiday, Judy Garland, and Ella Fitzgerald, Maureen sets a nostalgic tone with her soothing vocals and sincere delivery. With an ever expanding repertoire and theatrical background of over twenty years, Maureen possesses the creativity and versatility to delight audiences of all ages. Accompanied by some of the finest jazz musicians in the region, Maureen Renihan & Friends perform classic jazz standards, familiar show tunes, and jazz interpretations of popular music.

Saturday October 15

7:30pm-Closing Live Music: Holden Bare. Holden Bare has been creating good times for over 3 decades playing the music you remember. His one-man show can transport you back to the 60’s and 70’s with songs from your favorite artists that will always touch you. Holden’s vocals, along with either piano or guitar, can add just the right touch to make your dining experience a memorable one. Years of entertaining coupled with an extensive song list will ensure that you will have a good time with plenty of smiles and memories to take with you.

Sunday October 16

Lost Province Sunday: Residents of “The Lost Province” (Watauga, Ashe, Avery and Alleghany) receive 10% off food with verification of residency.