CULINARY THRILL SEEKING: Have you hit Aero Drive in Port Arthur?

Published 10:45 pm Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Cake balls from Debbie’s Delights Bakery are a culinary draw to new shopping and business developments on Aero Drive in Port Arthur. This adorable shop features pastels on the walls and in the sweets counter.

Wallpaper is coming back, say the women of Decorating Depot, who do the “legwork” and “research” for your home’s new look. Flooring, wall covering and décor are featured in a spacious setting for your consideration. Two + Company has an elegant look in its new Aero Drive home with the latest in elegant spring fashions and accessories. They make neutrals look like knockouts.

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The Tillamook brand is something else my sister and her friend were happy to find on their visit to Southeast Texas. They visited the place where this brand of cheese and ice cream is produced in Oregon. Tillamook is a Native American word for “land of many Waters.” Packaging features an 1855 schooner, “Morning Star,” that carried fresh dair products from Tillamook, up the coast to Portland. My mother noticed this brand of ice cream filling shelves when they were empty of Blue Bell. Our guests went shopping and brought some home.

Marionberry Pie features Madagascar vanilla ice cream with real pie crust pieces and an Oregon marionberry swirl. This puts me in the mind of the “Portlandia” sketch where everyone wanted to try the marionberry pancakes at a new restaurant on Portlandia. The line was down the block.

Oregon Hazelnut and Salted Caramel were good and creamy options. We sampled Tillamook cheese varieties and were happy new customers of that, as well.

Sounds Good: Bevers ready to speak on ovarian cancer

I met Dennis Bevers at a business opening in Lake Charles. He was a chamber of commerce representative with a friendly attitude and he gave me his card, mentioning his promotional item business sometimes takes him through Port Arthur.

He stopped in to chat with me but I missed him, but got an update. He lost his wife to ovarian cancer, very quickly. Now, he’s all about speaking to groups to educate women and urge them to get tested.

Here’s a portion of what Louis Stutes wrote about Bevers in the Lake Charles American Press:

“Dennis Bevers, whose wife died just days after being diagnosed with cancer, knows all too well the words: “It’s just too late.” Now he wants to ensure that others never hear them.

Doctors diagnosed ovarian cancer in Bevers’ wife, Sandy, in September. Four days later she was gone.

“I just want to warn women everywhere,” Bevers said. “My focus will be warning women about the dangers of ovarian cancer for the rest of my life.”

He said he has so far warned about 1,000 women about ovarian cancer, passing along information about symptoms.

To reach Bevers about speaking to your group, call him at 337-527-8717.