OUR December Lead story profiles a truly awe-inspiring stone work and engineering feat: a monumental sculpture that is the product of three years of planning, dedication and a touch of genius: Márton Váró’s Annunciation at the Ave Maria Oratory, Ave Maria, Florida. Product reviews, interviews, fabricator and shop profiles, and how-to articles from industry experts round out this issue. With the launch of our revamped website in November, take advantage of years of stone industry resources including product and shop safety information. Be sure to see the special announcement from our publisher on our free online classifieds. Enjoy!

December Issue Articles:

Annunciation Sculpture is Crowning Glory of Ave Maria University’s Oratory, by Liz McGeachy  

From the Publisher’s Pen: Highly Classified Ads  

Paying Memorable Last Respects, by Anne Tenna  

Save the Last Dance for Me  

Seeking Wise Men, by Aaron J. Crowley 

Saratoga Soapstone from Artisan Group Makes Its National Debut on DIY Network’s House Crashers   

Braxton-Bragg Updates Vallé™ Line   

Outdoor Kitchens & Hardscapes: Choosing the Appropriate Adhesive, by Mike Beckmann  

How to Market to People With Money, by Sean McCool 

The Eyes Have It 

Hallelujah, Sing It Sister! by Ida Mae Knowes  

Welcome to the Cellular Age, by Carmen Ghia    

Stone Mart Offers Exclusive Variety of Quartzite, by Joel Davis     

Super Roller Simplifies Slab Loading    

Occam’s Razor, by Richard Pierce Thomas     

’Twas the Night After Christmas, by Jeff Foxworthy     

Ain’t Mis-Beehiving    

Bridge is Taking Its Toll, by Rufus Leakin 

Don’t Wager Unless You Can Swing It

Laticrete Promotes Rob Smith to Acting Director of Sales for North America

It’s a Mystery to Me

The Varmint County Chronicles, by Boomer Winfrey

Laticrete Southeast Asia PTE Ltd Qualifies for ISO 9001 Certificate of Registration

Composure Keeps You Focused 

How Does This Forkin’ Lift Work?    

Christmas Quote of the Month     

Nothing “Grand” About This Grandson, by Anne Tenna     

Are You Reinventing Yourself? by Torin Dixon     

The Hazards of HDTV    

Adrian Rivera Joins Laticrete As Technical Services Representative     

Over-the–Hill Means Unemployed     

 Top Ten Signs You May Not Be Getting a Christmas Bonus     

Product Report: Omni Cubed Stealth Seamer by Kevin M. Padden     

Braxton-Bragg Announces Advanced Concrete Technique Class, by Joel Davis     

The Stone Detective, by Frederick M. Hueston, PhD     

Hakatai Offers the Marketplace Options to “Custom Select” Glass Mosaic Tiles     

The Polished Perspective, by Tom McNall     

Texturing Granite 101, by Filippo Emanuel     

Olde New England Granite to Be Featured on “This Old House”     

Maid is a Little TOO Merry     

The Art of Stone, by Peter J. Marcucci 


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