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Section of Press I I Bellevue Paint & Decorating, Inc. has been serving the Eastside for the past 21 years. The store in Sammamish Highlands shopping center was added to the family- owned business in 2005. The Sammamish store carries the full line of products found at th fiiei, three locations, including Benjamin Moore paints and stains, Sikkens and Cabots stains, and a complete line of paint supplies. Two products highly touted by Bellevue Paint & Decorating are the "green" lines by Benjamin Moore. The AuraTM is a self-prim- ing, low volatile organic compound (VOC) paint, and the new line, Nat- uraTM, is a zero VOC paint. "Natura is the greenest and safest product produced by Ben- jamin Moore. It has premium per- formance, so it's "green without compromise," said Mariah Stark, Bellevue store manager. It is waterbourne paint, virtu- ally odorless, dries fast and has excellent adhesion, providing a durable finish with an unlimited color selection. "Natura paint surpasses the performance levels of any other Braden Davis, of Bellevue Paint, helps a customer select the right paint and color for her home decorat- ing project. green products on the market. They're the finest paints ever made," said Stark. Stark says their store employees are trained annually on the product lines by the suppliers. With their continually-updated knowledge base of each product, Stark said employ- ees can help home owners choose the right paint for each project. With decades of experience in the painting and staining business, Stark said Bellevue Paint & Deco- rating has a "top 10" list to keep in mind for each home project: 1 -- Always paint the ceiling first. 2 -- Make sure the area being painted is well ventilated. 3 -- Use the right sheen for the right area, such as a satin finish for the bathroom or kitchen. 4 -- Test the color before starting. 5 -- Wait for the test color to dry, remembering it will dry darker than when first applied. 6 -- Use the right brush for the right paint, such as natural bristles for oil paint and nylon/polyester brush for water-based paints. 7 -- Use the right roller cover for the right texture on the wall. The rule of thumb is the smoother the surface, the shorter the nap, or length of fabric that sticks up from the backing. 8 -- Prepare the surface for painting. 9 -- Dispose of paint correctly. Oil-based paint take to hazardous material disposable locations and latex paint mix with a waste hard- ener, cat litter or sawdust. 10 -- And when in doubt, don't guess. Ask the expert at a Belle- vue Paint & Decorating store. Best paint, best price. Fles Wine offers myriad Do you just love to try new wines, but hate to spend the money on a bottle that tm'ns out to be less than you expected? Fles Wine may have just the op- portunity for you! Every Saturday from 2-5 p.m., owners Frank and Linda Spring- , mann host a wine tasting at their Gilman Wfilage store. For $5 you can sample four to six different wines each week. Best of all, you will receive a 10 percent discount if you decide to purchase one of the featured wines and 15 percent off a case mix or match. The Springmanns opened the retail wine shop and tasting bar in 2007. Frank is a former chef with 23 years of fine dining expe- rience, including Seattle restau- rants and enjoys sharing his knowledge of wine and food pair- ings -- and even preparations -- with his customers. Fles Wine also offers once a month wine classes, although Frank is always glad to answer questions. He is happy to help everyone from novice to expert. Frank is often asked, what's the pest wine for the value? He has varieties, tastings, gifts, classes, parties Frank and Unda Spdngmann enjoy a perfectly paired glass of wine and artisan cheeses. three he recommends: A Califor- nia blend of syrah and cab from Stephen Wmcent for $14; Wash- ington's Fidelitas M100, a red, $20; and Heron's chardonnay, from California, $12. Fles Wine offers more than 500 wines from around the world, priced from $6 a bottle to $540. Domestic offerings concentrate on Washington, Oregon, and Califor- nia. International wines feature Italian and French as well as Span- ish, Portuguese, German, Austrian, Australian, New Zealand, South African and Chilean. Special or- ders of any wine are welcome! Don't miss Fles Wines' Riesling Circle with its 40-plus varieties of Rieslings and Gewurztramin- ors, favorites of the Spring- manns. Their Bubble Wall in- cludes more than 30 sparkling wines from around the world. The Value Wall is a selection of wines from $6 - $14 that won't disappoint. If you're ready for an afternoon glass of wine, you are welcome to purchase a bottle to enjoy right in the shop! Order a plate of arti- sanal cheeses and charcuterie, or other perfectly paired delicacies. Private parties can also be arranged at the shop. Looking for special wine acces- sories? Fles Wine sells Riedel and Eisch breathable glassware, decanters, aerators, gift bags, wine guidebooks, a variety of openers and antique wine stop- pers. You'll find Fles Wine on the east end of Gilman Village, along Gilman Boulevard, open seven days a week. For more informa- tion and to register for notice of upcoming events, go to www.fleswine, corn. There is no greater satisfaction than seeing someone's life change for the better. In our society -- where lifestyles become more sedentary and the struggle with weight gain and related health is- sues takes up our time -- there is a practical solution, one that is ef- ficient and sustainable. Fitness Together is the largest personal training organization in the world with nearly 500 studios nationally and internationally. It offers a unique system to assist you with your fitness goals through highly individualized ap- proach and sessions conducted in the privacy of a training suite. Fitness Together of Issaquah, located on Gilman Boulevard, has helped nearly 200 clients enjoy the benefits of comprehensive training in the comfort of a pri- vate environment. It is the place to maximize your time and efforts without the distractions of a pub- lic health club, focusing on your specific fitness goals. People from all walks of life and all ages, with objectives from Women, pay attention, this doc- tor's office is for you. Athena Urol- ogy is focused exclusively on women's health issues. By croat- ing a gentle, compassionate envi- ronment, women feel safe dis- cussing their most intimate health issues with Dr. Anita Cassis and Dr. Lora Plaskon. Athena provides a full spectrum of treatment choices for genital- urinary problems. The urologists at Athena offer new, innovative, minimally invasive surgical techniques for incontinence of urine, fallen bladder and recto- cole. They also treat urinary tract infections, overactive bladder and painful bladder syndromes. Athena is the only urology prac- tice in the Northwest dedicated to female urology. The urologists apply their fundamental back- ground and skills with attention not only to the specific problem, but to the whole patient. They of- for the most up-to-date treatment modalities, including non-surgical and surgical techniques not of_ fered elsewhere. The physicians are passionate about treating women's urological problems with emphasis on solu- tions for urinary incontinence, pelvic floor prolapse, voiding dys- weight loss to strength im- provement and injury re- habilitation, l ave seen ex- traordinary results. You may just need a jump start or a long term Juliea Jade plan - there Owner of ff Issaquah are no pre-set parameters. Last year one of the clients of FT Issaquah won a National Fat Loss Challenge. "The program quickly im- pressed me -- the attention to my specific goals and obstacles, the very pragmatic and scientific as- sessment of where I was and the outline of how to get where I wanted to be," said Jeffrey. And every day there is another success story. At Fitness Together nothing is overlooked -- from nu- trition to cardiovascular program- ming to strength training. It is that system and the knowledgeable staff that make you a success. At Issaquah Fitness Together, you will encounter an exceptional team of professionals whose sole purpose is to provide you with the best training and service. No high-pressure sales, no retail products, no ta k about something else you need to buy. It is you, your personal trainer and results. One Client - One Trainer - One Goal is the slogan of Fitness To- gether. The personal trainers at the Issaquah studio are not only experts in their field but individu- als whose passion is to help you reach your goals, sustain them and enjoy improved quality of life. Juliana Jade, owner of the Is- saquah operation, is a national- level figure competitor and a true believer in human potential. At her studio, the focus is on you. Ju- liana ensures you have the right trainer, your questions are an- swered and your needs are met. At Fitness Together Issaquah, you'll find the knowledge, support and motivation to become your own success story! Anita Ca@s, MD, and Lord Plaskon, MD function, UTIs and kidney stones. Cassis and Plaskon believe in empowering women to make fully-educated choices regarding their health. They strive to pro- vide answers and options to meet individual needs. The doctors are experts in restoring urinary control and vaginal support with the most modern surgical techniques. They help restore women's body image and self-esteem by improving bladder, bowel and sexual func- tion. Thousands of patients who have come to Athena say they are thrilled to get their life back in control with easy, safe, proven and long-lasting results. Plaskon has years of experience in general urology. Prior to mak- ing the decision to specialize in fe- male urologic problems, Plaskon practiced general urology at Ever- green Urology in Kirkland. She earned her medical degree at In- diana University and completed her residency at the University of Washington. Cassis has 16 years experience practicing general urology and three years specializing in female urology. She prides herself in be- ing a good listener, offering women patients her insight and sensitivity. She completed medical school and residency at the Uni- versity of Washington, and in- terned in general surgery at Swedish Medical Center. elaskon is a renowned speaker about incontinence and pelvic floor prolapse. She also provides out- reach and education for seniors. Athena is located in Issaquah at Meadow Creek Office Park, just north of I-90's exit 17. Weekday and Saturday appointments are available. Athena actively gives back to the community both locally and globally. It is a member of the Is- saquah Chamber of Commerce, contributes to mission trips to Peru, and is a sponsor of the Bellevue Boys and Girls Club. Learn more about urology prob- lems at www. athena-urology, corn. ,thena Urology Anita Cassis, MD, Lora Plaskon, MD Diplomats, American Board Urology EMPHASIS PELVIC VOIDIN( Center 6520 Call for Z-8611 WINE TASTINGS EVERY SATURDAY 2-5 10% OFF YOUR PURCHASE OF FEATURE WINES WINE SHOP / GIFTS / WINE TASTING AVAILABLE FOR PRIVATE EVENTS OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK GILMAN VILLAGE Hogs: MONDAY - SATURDAY: 10-6, SUNDAY: 1 2..-5 317 NW GILMAN BLVD #3 425.427.0068 WWW.FLESWINE.COM ,e ISSAQUAH ................... ,,,,... . ...... _ . L. , ......................... , , , , ...............