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Bistro Provare: Restaurant Showcase

Jason Bierley oversees students serving Salmon Florentine en Croute at a Bistro Provare fixed menu dinner. Photo courtesy of Henry Liu Mitchell.

By MADOLINE MARKHAM

Provare: to try. It’s what you see advanced culinary students doing as they slide a pizza into a brick oven or top a Napoleon with fresh blackberries in the open bistro kitchen at Jeff State’s Shelby Campus.

When you enter the dining room, which culinary Program Director Joseph Mitchell describes as a European/Tuscan environment, you don’t realize you are on a school campus. Continue reading

Fancy Fur: Business Spotlight

Owners Christine Sato and Mary Woolbright with family dog Stripes.

Growing up, sisters Christine Sato and Mary Woolbright had dreams of their future.

“Christine had always had a dream to own her own business, and I have always had a dream to do something with animals,” said Woolbright, co-owner of Fancy Fur Pet Grooming and Boutique.

The Inverness residents decided to combine their passions and open Fancy Fur in 2008.

“I thought that Mary should have her own grooming place, and I’ve always loved animals so I thought it was a great idea,” said Sato. Continue reading