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Dear Readers, I am so excited to finally share that we are starting a new magazine in Asheboro in May, La Vida Latina. Written for and about the Latino community, the printed version will be in Spanish. Our community has become very diverse over the past several years, and we feel this is a great way to connect them to the businesses, people and events in Asheboro and the surrounding areas, just as we have with Asheboro Magazine for the past five years. We will be publishing the magazine online as well, with a twist – it will be in Spanish and have the English translation. Look for the first issue of La Vida Latina starting in May! This month the magazine is bursting with news and events happening all around the county. There is so much going on it’s hard to know which fundraisers, 5Ks and BBQ dinners to go to – and my answer is always, as many as possible!! Not only are they raising money for good causes all over the county, but you get to partake and feel good about it – and eat great food along the way. RCC’s Dancing with the Randolph Stars fundraising season is in full swing, and if you keep an eye on Facebook, you will see lots of great events coming up through the end of May from Karaoke events to pet photography, waiting tables for tips to celebrity bartending. If you get a chance, attend one or many of them. The money goes to a great cause and the dancers work very hard each year to make sure as many students get the financial assistance they need as possible. Prom season is here and we want your photos for the next issue of the magazine! Send your best prom photo to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 10th and you might be in the next issue of Asheboro Magazine in Friendly Faces!! Don’t forget Mom on Mother’s Day – we have some great ideas and recipes from breakfast in bed to a picnic lunch in the park. Whatever you do, she is likely to appreciate it more than you know! Until next month, Happy Reading!
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Tricia McMasters was born and raised in Kansas. After high school, she studied nursing at Dodge City Community College, graduating in 1995 with an LPN degree. She moved to Topeka and started a private home care business. She and her staff managed many clients over the next 13 years. In 2009, her mom was diagnosed with colon cancer. Tricia sold her business and moved home to be closer to her mother and help take care of her through her treatments and illness for the next two years. After her Mom passed, Tricia was surrounded by so many painful memories that she needed a fresh start. She relocated to North Carolina in February 2012 to be close to friends, who could offer a support system to begin her healing process. Although not sure what direction her life would take next, she knew she wanted to work with horses. She spent a lot of time looking for a horse farm who was hiring. She found Creekridge Farm listed online and drove out to meet the owner, Tony McMasters. Once she began working at the farm, she subleased one of the horses from its owner. She spent every day at the barn, mucking out the stalls, trail riding and taking care of the farm when Tony was traveling. They became very close friends during that time.
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Tony recommended that she consider taking a position with a friend of his in Greensboro. Although she hadn’t planned on starting her business here in North Carolina, she began cleaning house for this family, and as time went on she started providing care for their elderly Dad. Tricia continued to work at the farm and she and Tony talked about everything, and supported each other through rough times. They became engaged in August, 2013 and were married in October of that year. The month she got married, Tony encouraged her to open her own private care home health agency, so she filed the paperwork to start Heaven Sent Private Care, LLC which became officially licensed by the state of North Carolina on January 17, 2014. Tony came up with the name, because he always said that Tricia was “Heaven Sent” to him. Her employees and clients now echo that sentiment. Tricia has a team of dedicated
Loneliness is a hard thing for the aging generation, and Tricia provides companionship and care at the same time. employees that work closely together providing her the help and support she needs to make sure that her clients are taken care of. In a very short time, Tricia has grown her private care business to include 19 employees. She currently has fourteen client homes, and they care for one or more people per home, as several of their clients are married couples who both need support and care. One of the client homes is actually a brother and sister. The brother had been sent to a nursing home because he could no longer be taken care of at home, but when Heaven Sent was called in to care for the sister, they were able to bring the brother back home and he receives care as well. There is no extra charge when it’s more than one person in the home, which is a great help to many families. Heaven Sent has an RN on staff, but Tricia does all the evaluations herself. She spends the first 12 to 24 hours with each client, assessing their needs and learning their habits. She trains her staff personally, so she knows that each client’s individual needs are being met. Heaven Sent Private Care, LLC can provide services from one hour a month to twenty-four hours a day, there are no restrictions on how much or how little you use them. They offer full-time non-medical care, laundry, light housekeeping, and meal preparation. They are available to sit with a client who has been admitted to the hospital for the entire hospital stay, keeping them comfortable and relieving their family members of that duty so they don’t have to take extended leaves of absence or miss work. Some hospital stays can last up to three weeks or more. Many times, a patient is able to come home after a hospital stay instead of going into a nursing home to recover because Tricia’s team is right there to help them. They work closely with a client’s personal doctor and medical team to make sure each client’s needs are being met once they return home. www.AsheboroMagazine.com
Loneliness is a hard thing for the aging generation, and Tricia provides companionship and care at the same time. If a client is able to get outside and the weather is decent, she organizes two or three group outings a month. She and her caregivers take clients to the park, the zoo, a Farmer’s Market or an apple orchard to pick apples, sometimes individually and sometimes as an organized group with several clients and caregivers at once for socialization. Last year, after one such trip to the apple orchard, the next week she made homemade apple butter with her client.
If the weather is cold or not very nice, she organizes games like Bingo at the client’s home to help entertain them. The stimulation and interaction helps keep her clients engaged and active and improves their overall quality of life and mood in a lot of cases. The caregivers also take their clients on day trips grocery shopping, doctors visits, to church or the movies – whatever the client would like to do. They also have volunteers who just go to sit with the client’s and visit with them in their home.
caregiver and they need a few hours to run errands, do grocery shopping or whatever, Tricia and her team will sit with the client, read the paper, play games or keeps them company. If the family goes away on vacation or holiday, Heaven Sent staff is available to stay with their family member while they are gone so they have peace of mind that their loved one is well cared for. If requested, her staff is also available to accompany the client and their family on vacation, so everyone can relax and enjoy themselves without missing a beat.
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you can use them as little or as much as you need. Tricia offers two free hours of service to all new incoming clients. This allows you to try their services and see if it is the right fit for your family’s situation, without any obligation or long-term contracts. As the owner of the company, Tricia takes special time with each client and she checks in with her caregivers and clients constantly to make sure that everything is okay and everyone is happy. Watching her with one of her own clients, you can tell that Tricia truly cares and enjoys being with them. When she first took on her current client, he rarely left the house and was not very mobile. He now takes walks during nice weather, and after breakfast he is raring to get out of the house. Heaven Sent Private Care, LLC is a family business. Tricia’s two sons work for her, helping with office work, as well as being caregivers. Her middle son is also a trained EMT firefighter. Her 15 year old often invites her clients to go to the movies. “We want everyone to feel like they are family.”
“There is no 9 to 5 in this business. You get calls in the middle of the night for a client who has been admitted to the hospital, you grab your bag and get there as quickly as you can! You might be there for four hours or four days, but the fact that you are there is what’s important!” One of Tricia’s favorite sayings is “There is no ‘I’ in team.” This really tells you how she manages her employees and her clients. Although she doesn’t mix business with personal, Tricia makes sure that everyone knows that they are appreciated and since she can’t do it all by herself, they are a huge part of her life and her success. Tricia and her caregivers are looking forward to meeting and caring for your family. Give her a call today at 336.338.8836 and see what Heaven Sent can do to help you care for your loved ones. www.AsheboroMagazine.com
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efore we know it, it’ll be time to put the boat on Badin Lake or get the ATVs out of storage, so now is a great time to check with your insurance agent to make sure your summer fun items are properly protected. Here are some tips on reviewing your coverages and some questions to ask your agent, to make sure you and your family are insured for the increased risks that come with those fun outdoor activities. BOATS Small boats may be automatically covered by your homeowner’s policy, but coverage is limited depending on the size of the boat and the motor. If you own a boat, ask your insurance agent about a boatowner’s policy that covers physical damage to the boat and any liability that might result from its use.
Insure Your Fun! (Part 1) Personal watercrafts, such as jet skis, will also require a separate insurance policy. Questions to ask your agent before putting your boat or personal watercraft in the water: Does my policy have adequate liability limits? Are there special discounts for taking safety courses? Who does the policy cover to operate the boat or personal watercraft? Is the liability of towing skiers or persons on tubes covered by my policy? Owning and operating a boat or jet ski puts you at increased risk for liability losses. Consider adding a personal umbrella policy to provide liability coverage above what your boat policy offers. Talk to your insurance agent about your options.
GOLF CARTS Golf carts are a popular recreational vehicle both on and off the golf course. Coverage for personallyowned golf carts under the homeowners and auto policies is typically only provided by endorsement. Golf carts that are regularly used off premises may require a separate policy, or may be added to your personal auto policy as a recreational vehicle. Check with your agent for available coverage options. Questions to ask your insurance agent: Are golf carts permitted on public roads if this is their primary use? Are they required to be registered? Are there age restrictions on who may operate the golf cart?
Doug Allen is a lifelong resident of Asheboro and a graduate of UNC-Charlotte. A member and past-president of the Randolph Rotary, Doug is a commercial insurance executive with HPB Insurance Group.
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ATVS All-terrain vehicles (ATVs) are also not covered by standard automobile insurance policies; however, your homeownerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s policy might partially cover your liability on an ATV. Ask your insurance agent or company if this coverage is enough to protect you and your family.You might want to consider a separate ATV policy to make sure you are properly insured. Questions to ask your insurance agent: Are there age restrictions on who may operate the ATV? Does my policy cover friends or family who are operating the ATV? Is there a discount for taking an operator safety course or for riding with a helmet?
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RANDOLPH ARTS GUILD TO EXHIBIT THE WORK OF POTTER ADAM WILEY The Randolph Arts Guild is preparing to showcase an exhibition of work by potter Adam Wiley. During the month of April Adam’s work will be on display in the Randolph Arts Guild’s Sara Smith Self Gallery located at 123 Sunset Ave. in downtown Asheboro, NC. 16
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he exhibition begins with an opening reception on Tuesday, April 7th from 5:30pm - 7:30pm, the event is free and open to the public. The exhibition will run through Tuesday, April 28th and will close with a Lunch and Learn reception at noon on the 28th. Adam Wiley is obsessed with making things. As a child he was always taking things apart and has now grown into an adult that loves to put things together. He focuses this need on creating art and is truly inspired when the whole becomes greater than the sum of its parts. According to Adam, “My artistic focus for the past two years has been on a series of work I call Keeps. These functional boxes and jars are
created out of clay, wood, and metal. I title them Keeps because they are intended to keep special things within them and are meant to keep in your art collection for generations. A keep in a castle is a tower that is a fortified refuge. I feel that this accurately describes the work that I produce - a special, secure, aesthetically pleasing presence in your modern castle.” Adam lives in Greensboro, NC he is the former lead ceramics instructor at Randolph Community College and currently works at Starworks Ceramics in Star, NC. To preview some of Adam’s work visit www. craftedtokeep.com. The Randolph Arts Guild is open Monday - Friday 10am - 5pm and Saturday from 10am - 2pm. For more information please call 336-629-0399.
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Cataracts Frequently Asked Questions WHAT IS A CATARACT? A cataract is a clouding of the natural lens inside your eye. This lens, located behind the iris, works just like the lens of a camera: focusing light images on the retina, which sends images to the brain. The human lens can become so clouded it keeps light and images from reaching the retina. Cataracts are the leading cause of visual loss in adults 55 and older. WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS AND SIGNS OF CATARACTS? A cataract can cause images to become blurred and bright colors to become dull. It can also make seeing at night more difficult.Vision with cataracts is often described as seeing through an old, cloudy film. Is your vision blurry or foggy? Do colors appear dull or muted? Are your glasses no longer working? Does sunlight or other light seem overly
bright or glaring? Do you have decreased night vision or see halos around lights? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you may have cataracts. WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO TREAT CATARACTS? Many people believe cataracts have to be “ripe” before they can be removed. This is no longer true. Today, cataract surgery can be performed as soon as your vision interferes with the quality of your life. WHAT DOES CATARACT SURGERY ENTAIL? Cataract surgery is generally an outpatient procedure with little discomfort. First, you will be given an anesthetic to numb the nerves in and/or around the eye. The procedure involves making a tiny incision in the eye. The surgeon then inserts a small instrument into the eye to break up the
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cloudy lens with ultrasound technology and remove it from the eye. Once the cataract is removed, a new, artificial lens is inserted through the same incision. DO YOU PREFER TO WEAR GLASSES AFTER CATARACT SURGERY? Did you know that most people wear glasses after cataract surgery but we can now reduce the need for glasses? The cost of glasses can add up over time. There are many options for cataract surgery if you want to decrease dependence. WHAT IS AN IOL? An IOL is what is referred to as an Intraocular Lens. This is the new, artificial lens that replaces the cloudy lens. As an alternative to receiving a standard IOL, today many patients have the option to elect Advanced Technology Lenses to fit their individual lifestyle. WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF INTRAOCULAR LENSES IMPLANTED AFTER CATARACT SURGERY? Accommodative lens- Unlike traditional lenses that focus at only one or two distances, this lens moves fluidly with the natural action of the eye’s muscle. However, as with all cataract surgery, there is no guarantee that patients will not require glasses or contacts after surgery. Multifocal lens- This type of lens is also designed to reduce a patient’s reliance on glasses or contacts, though some may still require additional correction after surgery.
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ACS, RCS, RCC UNVEIL PATHWAYS TO PROSPERITY PROJECT At a press conference on April 14 in the ComputerIntegrated Machining lab of RCC’s Continuing Education and Industry Center, Asheboro City Schools, Randolph Community College, and Randolph County Schools unveiled a partnership project, called Pathways to Prosperity, to create seamless educational pathways for students to go from local high schools to community college into lucrative advanced manufacturing jobs.
t a press conference on April 14 in the Computer-Integrated Machining lab of RCC’s Continuing Education and Industry Center, Asheboro City Schools, Randolph Community College, and Randolph County Schools unveiled a partnership project, called Pathways to Prosperity, to create seamless educational pathways for students to go from local high schools to community college into lucrative advanced manufacturing jobs. Dr. Stephen Gainey, superintendent, Randolph County Schools; Dr. Terry Worrell, superintendent, Asheboro City Schools; and Dr. Robert Shackleford, president, Randolph Community College, announced the initiative, which will be implemented in fall of 2015 with four pathways in advanced manufacturing. They are Computer-Integrated Machining,
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Welding Technology, Mechatronics Engineering Technology, and Electrical Systems Technology. According to the report released, “To create the type of pathways called for in Pathways to Prosperity, school districts are called to align CTE courses with area and state labor market demands and create a system of career-focused pathways that span the last years of high school and include at least one year of postsecondary education or training that lead to an industry-recognized certification or credential.” Dr. Gainey noted that the partnership is “a recipe for great opportunity in three ways.” One, it helps students with the question of “What am I going to major in?” Second, it helps the community by providing skilled workers. And third, it puts the three schools systems in partnership, not
in competition. “We’re all coming together and saying ‘Lets get something done for this county,’” he said. Dr. Worrell said she was thrilled with the outcome of the collaboration, not only of this project but the foundation the schools systems have built. “We are creating and supporting pathways for our students that are relative in our community today,” she said. “We must teach for the future, not for the past.” Dr. Shackleford called it “a great occasion for our county and school systems.…We either win together or we lose together.”
With two convenient locations to serve you Dr. Terry Worrell (left to right), superintendent of Asheboro City Schools; Dr. Stephen Gainey, superintendent of Randolph County Schools; and Dr. Robert Shackleford, RCC president, announced the Pathways to Prosperity project on April 14 to a group of school, city and county leaders while students from Randleman High School looked on from the Computer-Integrated Machining lab at RCC’s Continuing Education and Industrial Center.
Nancy Cross, career and technical education administrator for Randolph County Schools, explained the project to the small crowd of community and school leaders gathered, saying that at the end of six years, students will walk away with a degree and a multitude of credentials that will make them valuable and employable. She noted that these careers will offer competitive salaries from $32,000 to $58,000 a year. Dr. Julie Pack, director of secondary education for Asheboro City Schools, said over 40 participants were a part of the development process, and that the final report would be posted on all three school systems websites by the end of the day. She also noted that every high school in the county and city has a career development coordinator who will be able to answer questions for students about the program. To read the full report, go to www.randolph.edu/pathwaysto-prosperity.
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ompound interest is critical to investment growth. Whether your financial portfolio consists solely of an account at your local bank or higher risk stock investments, your rate of return is dramatically improved by the compounding factor. With simple interest, interest is paid just on the principal. With compound interest, the return that you receive on your initial investment is automatically reinvested. In other words, you receive interest on the interest. But just how quickly does your money grow? The easiest way to work that out is by using what’s known as the “Rule of 72.”1 Quite simply, the “Rule of 72” enables you to determine how long it will take for the money you’ve invested on a compound interest basis to double. You divide 72 by the interest rate to get the answer. For example, if you invest $10,000 at 5.00% percent compound interest, then the “Rule of 72” states that in 14.4 years you will have $20,000. You divide 72 by 5.00 to get the time it takes for your money to double. The “Rule of 72” is a rule of thumb that gives approximate results. It is most accurate
for hypothetical rates between 5 and 20 percent. While compound interest is a great ally to an investor, inflation is one of the greatest enemies. Let’s say you decide not to invest your $10,000 but hide it under your mattress instead. Assuming an inflation rate of 4.5 percent, in 16 years your $10,000 will have lost half of its value. The real rate of return is the key to how quickly the value of your investment will grow. If you are receiving 10 percent interest on an investment but inflation is running at 4 percent, then your real rate of return is 6 percent. In such a scenario, it will take your money 12 years to double in value. The “Rule of 72” is a quick and easy way to determine the value of compound interest over time. By taking the real rate of return into consideration (nominal interest less inflation), you can see how soon a particular investment will double the value of your money. The Rule of 72 is a mathematical concept and does not include adjustments for withdrawals or taxation. It assumes that interest is compounded annually.
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The Randolph Arts Guild presents "A Brief History and Exploration into American Folk Dancing"
The Randolph Arts Guild hosts “Why Do-SiDo” a.k.a. “A Brief History and Exploration into American Folk Dancing" -- a free cultural event that is one part history lesson and one part rhythmic celebration of American folk dancing.
ward-winning folk dance historian, musician, and dance caller, Jim Morrison out of Charlottesville, Virginia will emcee the event and offer a brief lecture on the American tradition. The second part of the event features live music, samples of heritage folk dances, and opportunities for the public to join in and participate in several historically celebrated dances. It all takes place at the Rotary Pavillion located in the Asheboro's Bicentennial Park, 135 Sunset Avenue in downtown on Monday, May 18th. Jim's lecture begins at 6:30 p.m. The dancing portion of the event is scheduled from 8 p.m to 10 p.m. Those interesting in attending are encouraged to bring a picnic supper and lawn chairs/blankets. Those interested in dancing are asked to wear non-high-heeled shoes. No experience required. The rain location is "The Exchange" located at 204 South Fayetteville Street. For more information contact the Randolph Arts Guild at (336) 629 -- 0399 or visit them on the web at www.randolphartsguild. com . Registration is not required. The time has come to call the dance. Social dance is a creative tradition spanning centuries, cultures, and continents. A dance is often involved where we first meet a loved one, marry a loved one, and in some countries celebrate the life of a loved one recently passed. But before we go way off on a tangent -- let’s bring it back home -- to Randolph County. The Randolph Arts Guild is honored to announce a social dance event not known around these parts. It is very much a community, family, artful, and educational-based program you have come to know from us. On Monday May 18th beginning at 6:30p we are hosting “Why Do-Si-Do” aka “A Brief History and Exploration into American Folk Dancing". That’s right -- in one evening we have a free event designed to share the history of folk dance and then offer up a chance to jump right in and hear live instruments, listen to the caller, and learn to step to the music. We sought out the very best regional folk dancing
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historian to guide us. Mr. Jim Morrison from Charlottesville, VA has studied many forms of folk dancing all over the U.S. and also here in the southeast. He is a musician, a dance caller, and a 2014 recipient of the Country Dance and Song Society’s Lifetime Contribution Award. The evening begins with a brief lecture on the history of folk dance. Jim plans to share examples of historic folk dances and traditional music resounding from his own fiddle. Then, after a brief intermission North Carolina musicians, Ted Ehrhard also on fiddle, and Pete Campbell on keyboard will perform traditional folk dance tunes as Jim will emcee the dances and play a bit of music. George Segebade will also utilize his knowledge of traditional folk dance to call a dance or two. It all takes place at the Rotary Pavillion located in the Bicentennial Park, 135 Sunset Avenue in downtown Asheboro. The lecture begins at 6:30 p.m. The dance portion of the event is scheduled from 8 p.m. -- 10 p.m. This event is free to the public. Attendees may want to bring their own lawn chairs, picnic supper, and non-highheeled dancing shoes. The rain location is The Exchange, located at 204 South Fayetteville Street, opposite of the Bicentennial Park. A big ‘thank you’ to our distinguished guests, the Clemmons, N.C. Fiddle & Bow Society, and the City of Asheboro for helping us with this event.
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RUNNING WILD A 5K STORY THAT IS CHANGING LIVES Photos & Story provided by Kelly Murphy
On any given day at the North Carolina Zoo you may see families meandering along 5 miles of winding trails, animals lounging, grazing or running on acres of habitat
ehind the scenes keepers are working to clean, maintain, and enrich the lives of their animals. On June 6th you have the opportunity to see another aspect of the zoo, this time perhaps at a quicker pace. At 7:30am, the zoo will allow participants to traverse the trails at a run for the 5th Annual Run Wild 5k Run/Walk.You and the other runners and walkers may hear the red wolves sending out their morning howls, the chimpanzees as
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they pant hoot a good morning, or even keep pace with the bison and zebra as they enjoy a morning frolic. While you enjoy your early morning trip through the zoo, you’re actually helping to enrich the lives and careers of the keepers, and through them, the animals that live here. The North Carolina Chapter of the American Association of Zookeepers (AAZK) began fundraising five years ago when it was decided that the North Carolina Zoo would host
the National AAZK Conference in 2013. With the conference coming up, there needed to be some serious fundraising and your average “bake sale” wasn’t going to cover it! So we keepers did what keepers do best, we brainstormed, and we came up with an idea that would share the zoo we love with the community we live in. With 5 miles of rolling hills lined with stunning plants and animals, the zoo offered the perfect setting for a challenging but exciting 5k route. In August of 2011 we hosted our first race. We were overwhelmed with the turnout for the race with more than 500 participants completing the course! With the roaring success of the race we needed to expand our resources. So we reached out to local businesses like Chick-Fil-A and Health Source Chiropractic, who jumped in as our signature sponsors and helped to make the next 4 races even bigger and better. From providing race bag goodies and moral support on race day, and even sometimes a visit from the Chick-fil-A cow, we could not have continued this race without their support. This year, Dr. DeNamur
of HealthSource is planning on being on site to provide “Rock Tape” to runners before the race! Along with Chick-Fil-A and HealthSource, other local businesses joined in supporting our race and providing much needed resources. D’lishi of Asheboro and Fleet Feet of High Point, have provided amazing space and time for our packet pickup events the day before the race. Peachtree Produce and Sodexo have provided post-race snacks for our herd of runners and both the Fairfield and Hampton Inns have offered discounted rates for those who travel from afar. There are so many sponsors, and we don’t have the space to name them all, but so many local businesses in our community have pitched in to help us make this race an awesome event!
the country coming to our zoo to learn, to see our community, and to network with other zookeepers. Once the conference was behind us, we decided to continue the 5k as the main source of fundraising for the NC AAZK chapter. The proceeds from the Run Wild 5k are now used for North Carolina Zoo keeper training and enrichment, professional development, and community outreach. We now have funds to send some of our very own keepers to the National AAZK Conference every year in other locales. We have funds to send keepers as far as Uganda, Africa and as close as Rocky Mount, NC for community outreach programs. So as you can see our 5k continues to change lives both near and far and we hope that never changes!
After three years of fund raising, the 2013 National AAZK conference at the North Carolina Zoo was a success with keepers from all over
Of course none of this would be possible without the support, encouragement, and people of the North Carolina Zoo and Zoo Society.
Most importantly, we could not have done any of this, or wanted to, without our animals. Their roars, pant hoots, howls and past bugle calls have encouraged us to not only do what we do, but reminded us why we do this. One very early morning a year we allow the public to see and hear why it’s so great to be a part of the North Carolina Zoo. Thank you, we are humbled and grateful to forever Run Wild!
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LOCAL COUPLE TO RAISE MOST EXPENSIVE CHICKEN IN RANDOLPH COUNTY Though it was not their original intention, local Randolph County couple, Brooke and Derrick Sides, are set to raise the most expensive chicken in Randolph County.
hough it was not their original intention, local Randolph County couple, Brooke and Derrick Sides, are set to raise the most expensive chicken in Randolph County.Their uncompromising pursuit for fresh, wholesome, local, organically-fed chicken has led them down the path of launching their own small farm and offering what might be the “Most Expensive Chicken in Randolph County.” Known locally as a creative couple, Brooke and Derrick Sides met in college at Appalachian State University where they were both majoring in the arts. Derrick was studying painting and sculpture and Brooke metalsmithing and arts education. Derrick now serves as the Executive Director of the Randolph Arts Guild and Brooke is the Graphics Supervisor at the NC Zoo. However, in addition to these creative day jobs this husband and wife duo are also directing their innovative energies towards launching BatCrow Farms
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a small farm that is solely dedicated to holistically raised artisan foods, including the “Most Expensive Chicken in Randolph County.” Derrick cites that he and Brooke were inspired by the methods of Joel Salatin at Polyface Farm in Staunton, VA. According to Derrick, “Brooke and I try to eat local and organic whenever possible.We weren’t able to find locally-raised chicken that had been fed a non-gmo organic diet, so we started to do that for ourselves and the interest has grow from there. We raise our chickens on pasture and we feed our chickens only Reedy Fork Farm Organic Feed, which is milled here in NC. It is a labor-intensive method for raising chickens as they live in handcrafted little huts out in the field that get moved each day, sometimes twice a day.The huts protect them from predators and allow them to get plenty of fresh air as well as be able to forage for greens, bugs, and all the other things that chickens like to eat.” In addition to the intensive labor
this method involves, the organic feed is more than double the cost of conventional feed, but Derrick says that in the end it is worth every penny. “We have an uncompromising commitment to quality and our chicken is not for everyone.We didn’t go into this to raise cheap meat; you can already get that in any grocery store. Instead, we started on this journey to raise the best quality meat possible for ourselves, our family, and our community and we haven’t looked back.” The couple says that word is spreading fast about their “expensive chicken” and that they are looking forward to meeting the demand. “There are many people out there that understand that you don’t really get a second chance when it comes to your health and because of that they’re looking for the best quality food possible.” The couple plans to sell their chicken directly to customers and at the Asheboro Downtown Farmers’ Market. For more information visit www.BatCrowFarms. com.
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RANDOLPH ARTS GUILD TO EXHIBIT WORK BY ARTIST LES CAISION III The Randolph Arts Guild will feature the oil and graphite paintings of North Carolina visual artist, Les Caison III in the Sara Smith Gallery during May 2015.
aison’s body of work titled “Looking Up” will be on display from May 5 -- 26 in the Sara Smith Self Gallery at the Randolph Arts Guild located at 123 Sunset Avenue in downtown Asheboro. A free reception is scheduled for Tuesday, May 5 from 5:30 p.m. -- 7:30 p.m. The guild will also host a casual discussion with the artist during a free ‘Lunch and Learn” program on Tuesday, May 26th from 12 p.m. -- 1 p.m. Les Caison III is an award-winning artist from North Carolina. A diverse upbringing and public education complete with critical accomplishments in music and visual art inform his creativity. Les paints with oil and illustrates with pencil, often intertwining the two, creating scenes of life every-day. His mixed media paintings tell stories. They offer something for the viewer to think about for a while. His latest body of work which will be on display at the Randolph Arts Guild is titled “Looking Up”. The 15 oil paintings explore how we use what we have to move forward. The solo exhibition recently debuted at The Turchin Center for Visual Arts
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in Boone, NC during the winter of 2015. Les has exhibited throughout North Carolina including multiple museums and commercial galleries. His has earned grants, won design competitions, painted murals, given lectures, and consumed many doughnuts. His work is mentioned in numerous publications including the March 2010 issue of North Carolinabased “Our State” Magazine. Les is collected internationally and has over 80 exhibitions under his belt – over 20 of them solo. Les is from Greensboro, NC. He graduated from Appalachian State University with a BFA in Studio Art. He paints from his studio in Asheboro, NC. Many will recognize his name because for the past four and half years Les has shared his creative energy with local community through his efforts serving as the Program Director at the Randolph Arts Guild. The Randolph Arts Guild is open Monday - Friday 10am - 5pm and Saturday from 10am - 2pm. For more information please call 336-629-0399. More of Les’ work may be seen via his website, www.LesIII.com.
RCC’S SHANE BRYSON HONORED WITH KAREN YERBY AWARD
hane Bryson of Thomasville, Randolph Community College student activities coordinator, received the Karen Yerby Award at the Spring 2015 North Carolina Comprehensive Community College Student Government Association (N4CSGA) conference recently. Bryson has been serving as senior advisor to the group for two years. The Karen Yerby Award is presented to the individual who has been of the greatest assistance to the N4CSGA. The recipient may be a student, advisor, college representative, or community member who has given of his or her time to see the N4CSGA reach new heights. This award is selected by the N4CSGA Executive Board. “I could not think of anyone more deserving than Shane Bryson,” said La’Quon Rogers, current president of the N4CSGA and a Pitt Community College student ambassador. “His compassionate character, strong leadership, and integrity is why, without hesitation, the N4CSGA executive board selected him as the 2014-2015 recipient.” Bryson became RCC’s full-time student activities coordinator on July 1, 2014. He had worked in that job part time since 2012. He also worked part time for RCC as a video conferencing facilitator from 2009 to 2012. Before that, Bryson worked for Dock Hoppers LLC as a boat dock technician. Bryson is a graduate of Southwestern Randolph High School and earned three associate degrees from RCC: Associate in Arts, Associate in General Education, and Associate in Applied Science in Computer Information Technology. Bryson was RCC’s SGA president from 2010-2012, served as a Foundation Ambassador, and graduated from both the RCC Student Leadership Academy and the NCCCS Student Leadership Program. He was awarded the 2011 Daryl Mitchell Award, a leadership award from the statewide SGA. He is the son of Felecia and Gene Bryson of High Point and lives with his grandfather,Virgil Kiser of Thomasville. His hobbies include playing guitar with numerous bands and working on building a tiny house. www.AsheboroMagazine.com
FOURTEEN STUDENTS COMPLETE 8TH RANDOLPH COMMUNITY COLLEGE STUDENT LEADERSHIP ACADEMY Fourteen students graduated from Randolph Community College’s eighth annual Student Leadership Academy on March 24.
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Fourteen students graduated from Randolph Community College’s eighth annual Student Leadership Academy on March 24. The students were chosen for the Academy based on a competitive process that considered leadership experience, leadership potential, and a letter of reference from a faculty member. Dr. Stuart B. Fountain, a member of the State Board of Community Colleges and a longtime supporter of RCC’s Student Leadership Academy, was the keynote speaker. Dr. Fountain talked to the students about the leadership Lewis & Clark showed during their expedition to the Pacific in the 1800s, calling it “a voyage of discovery.” “In September 2014, a group of people started their own voyage of discovery right here at RCC,” he said, referring to the Student Leadership Academy
Graduates of the 2014-2015 Randolph Community College Student Leadership Academy are (seated, from left) Kylar Martin, Morgan Brackett, Allison Layton, Myriam Robles, and Selena Cecilio; (standing, from left) Taylor Coble, Hanan Alazzam, Jessica Draughn, Hope Earnhardt; Joe VanBencoten, Katie Donahue, Ashley Bodenheimer, Chrissy Nutt, and Emily Allred.
In September 2014, a group of people started their own voyage of discovery right here at RCC
members. “You learned that life is a journey of exploration, not a guided tour.” He lauded the students for making the choice to participate in the academy, noting that, “in my opinion, all leadership is optional and voluntary.” The Student Leadership Academy has been sponsored since its inception by Dr. Fountain and Dr. Alan S. Luria, a former member of RCC’s Board of Trustees. In a surprise announcement before Dr. Fountain’s keynote, RCC President Robert S. Shackleford said the academy was being re-named the Fountain-Luria Student Leadership Academy. Participants in this year’s Student Leadership Academy attended evening sessions throughout the school year with guest speakers focusing on different leadership topics. Each student created a personal portfolio, which was reviewed by a local human resource professional. The participants were also involved in a leadership project, in which they were charged with finding a need in the community and meeting that need. Three groups of students presented the results of their projects during the graduation ceremony. The first group talked about their project to plant flowers and vegetables in a grow bed for the residents at Cross Road Retirement
Community. The second group partnered with Randolph County Schools to stage a “Read to Achieve” workshop for third graders at Liberty Elementary School. Each student in the group taught a different segment of the workshop. The third group, whose project was dubbed “Operation Hope and Joy,” collected donations for the men’s homeless shelter run by Totally Committed Ministries. They gathered a total of 830 items, including clothing, outerwear, and toiletries for the men served there. The graduates of the Randolph Community College 2014-2015 Student Leadership Academy, their majors, and hometowns are as follows: Hanan Alazzam, RECHS junior, Associate in Arts (College Transfer), Asheboro Emily Allred, Radiography, Franklinville Ashley Bodenheimer, Associate in Arts (College Transfer), Trinity Morgan Brackett, Associate in Arts (College Transfer), Asheboro Selena Cecilio, Associate in Science (College Transfer), Asheboro Taylor Coble, Associate in Arts (College Transfer), Staley Katie Donahue, Associate Degree Nursing, Seagrove Jessica Draughn, Associate in Arts (College Transfer), Archdale Hope Earnhardt, Associate in Arts (College Transfer), Asheboro Allison Layton, RECHS junior, Associate in Arts (College Transfer), Franklinville Kylar Martin, Associate in Science (College Transfer), Asheboro Chrissy Nutt, Associate in Science (College Transfer), Asheboro Myriam Robles, Associate in Arts (College Transfer), Asheboro Joseph VanBencoten, Associate in Science (College Transfer), Asheboro www.AsheboroMagazine.com
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simply taking in the sights.Vacations that enable them to “do” instead of just “see” may be more enjoyable. Visit locations with “touch” museums or science centers that encourage kids to get in on the action. Historic locales may do demonstrations or reenactments of how life was in eras past. Remember to include children in the family activities and give things a try, such as helping paddle a canoe or light a fire on a camping trip. Don’t overlook smaller theme parks. While kids may have their hearts set on traveling long distances to
the widely popular theme parks, do not rule out options closer to home. Smaller parks may not have every attraction, but they do boast a variety of activities and rides that can keep children occupied for hours. Remember that amusement parks reach peak capacity when kids aren’t in school. It may be wise to vacation at off-peak times to avoid the crowds and save time spent waiting in line. Choose places of cultural impact. Family vacations do not need to be limited to riding roller coasters. Children can learn a lot and take
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away lasting memories from vacations that open children’s eyes to something new.Visiting a large city, such as Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, or Atlanta, can be a vacation in education. Metro areas boast attractions that can excite children, including tall buildings, museums and public transportation hubs just waiting to be explored. Families venturing internationally may want to see the cultural centers of Rome, London or Athens. Consider a family friendly resort. If a beachside adventure is your family’s idea of the perfect retreat, explore your options with regard to family resorts. For an all-inclusive price, these resorts may couple food packages with accommodations and activities to keep families happy. Check with popular hotel chains to see if they offer allinclusive packages in destinations your family wants to visit. Parents who are pressed for time often find all-inclusive resorts offer great values and don’t involve too much advanced planning. Family-vacation season is around the corner. No matter where travelers end up, the ultimate goal should be to have fun, experience something new and spend quality time together with loved ones.
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VOLUNTEERS HELP MAKE A BETTER NORTH CAROLINA ZOO
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The North Carolina Zoo has more than 300 full-time employees, but sometimes even they need help accommodating the nearly 750,000 patrons who visit the 500 acre zoo. That is why volunteers play a vital role at the N.C. Zoo. Volunteers -half million hours
olunteers are the lifeblood of many organizations, and are one of the zoo’s most valuable resources,” said Zoo Volunteer Coordinator Toy Lambeth. “Volunteers bring light and life to many programs, projects, and events. As well as, the daily, ongoing activities around the zoo.” Last month, zoo officials honored 10 volunteers with the Lifetime Achievement Presidential Volunteer Service Award. The United States President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation created the President’s Volunteer Service
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Award program as a way to thank and honor Americans who, by their demonstrated commitment and example, give back and inspire others to engage in volunteer service. The lifetime achievement award recognizes volunteers who have served a minimum of 4,000 hours. Zoo volunteers who received the award include: Archie Fairley, Loretta Lutman, Dale Oliver, Stephen Peterson and Margaret Wright of Asheboro. Arnie Culbreth and Barbara Cummings of Greensboro, Cookie Holt of Liberty, Katherine Hewitt of Seagrove and Penny Lindlau of Star. “We value the service, dedication and sustained commitment of these
volunteers and applaud their efforts,” said Lambeth. Volunteers celebrated a milestone in volunteer service hours, with an accrued total of more than half a million hours since the zoo’s volunteer program began in 1983 with only 10 to 15 docents. Throughout the years, the program has grown and expanded to include volunteers in education, horticulture, visitor services and special events, as well as, caring for wildlife at the Valerie H. Schindler Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. Currently, the zoo has nearly 350 volunteers. There are many benefits to volunteering at the zoo, including training, zoo discounts, behind-the-
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scenes tours, meeting others who share a similar passion and earning valuable service hours for college scholarship/service-based clubs, or gaining job experience. Youth may volunteer independently at the age of 16 with parental consent and at the age of 12 with a parent or legal guardian.Volunteers are asked to commit a minimum of 90 hours between April and October although some positions are year round. One day service projects also are available for groups that are looking for episodic opportunities. In 2014, zoo volunteers served nearly 41,000 hours. “Volunteers are often considered the frontlines of the Zoo. They take what
might be an ordinary visit and turn it into something EXTRAordinary,” added Lambeth. “The first experience guests have with a zoo representative is being greeted at the entrance by zoo hosts who help explain ticket prices, assist guests with planning their day and suggest the best way to visit the zoo.” If you are looking for fun, creative and rewarding ways to give back to the community, volunteering at the zoo might be for you. To learn more about volunteer opportunities at the North Carolina Zoo and to be notified of training dates, please visit www.nczoo. org/volunteer and complete an online application.
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4TH ANNUAL BOOMER, SENIOR & CAREGIVER EXPO PLANNED FOR RANDOLPH COUNTY
he fourth annual Randolph County Boomer, Senior & Caregiver Expo is scheduled for Wednesday, May 20th, 2015 at Randolph Mall from 10 a.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 2p.m. The Expo will be free and open to the public. The Expo will provide an opportunity to enhance the health and wellness of baby boomers, senior citizens and caregivers by connecting them to local resources in their own community. This will be a free, one stop opportunity for individuals to learn about resources in the community at a fun and friendly event designed just for them. The event will offer free health screenings, unique entertainment and numerous educational/informational booths. Please save the date for the 2015 Expo! The Lions Club Vision Van will be
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on-site to perform vision screenings and to collect eye glasses. There will also be an American Red Cross blood drive going on as well. The 2014 Expo was a tremendous success with over 350 registered participants and over 50 vendors that provided educational information as well as health screenings including spine, balance, body mass index,
This fourth annual event is being organized by a collaborative of community partners including All Generations Home Care, Bayada Home Health Care, Carillon Assisted Living, Carolina House of Asheboro, Community Home Care & Hospice, Cross Road Retirement Community, Home Health of Randolph Hospital, Home Instead Senior Care, Hospice of Randolph County, Randolph County Public Library, Randolph County Senior Adults Association, Randolph Hospital, Randolph Hospital Home Health, Randolph Medical Associates, and Warren Coble & Associates. For more information about the 2015 Expo, please call Janet Harllee at 336 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 629-7811, email boomerseniorcaregiverexpo@gmail. com, or visit our Facebook page!
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RANDOLPH COUNTYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S NATURAL BEAUTY
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There is a remarkable range of natural beauty throughout Randolph County and the nearby counties of Montgomery, Moore, and Guilford.
ighways and country roads can take you to some of the most wonderful lakes, streams, forests, and meadows to be found in the region. Sites of historic importance and local lore abound. It is possible to see beauty in almost everything around us, in every season, if we train ourselves to look for it. Beginning with spring, there is an explosion of color and sound, and scent and movement. All that has gone dormant or hibernated during the cold winter months reaches for the warmth of the sun. Seeds of flowers and trees that were spread by wind and water the previous year begin to sprout, covering the landscape with many shades of green, yellow, red, orange, and blue. With each season there are changes to look forward to and observe. Some are subtle, others quite pronounced, all have the potential to delight the
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senses. Nature regales us with many performances, which may be viewed as a reflection of all life: beauty and suffering, brilliance and challenge, beginnings, transitions, and endings. Much is readily accessible and waiting for you to explore, and in many instances, they are either right in your backyard, or a short drive from home. This embarrassment of riches is yours for the asking, but there is one important thing to keep in mind that may enrich your experience. In the natural environment, while there is a rhythm and timing to everything, it doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t necessarily keep to our 12 month calendar. If you have expectations seeing some particular plant, animal, or insect at a certain moment in time, you run the risk of being disappointed and perhaps feeling like your outing was not a success. Consider every walk in your yard, each wander along back roads,
wooded trails, and waterways, to be an adventure, full of possibility and wonder. I daresay that if you practice that, you will never be disappointed, and you will often be delighted by what you discover. It is hoped that in this space you will find the tips and tools you need to start getting outside, with confidence, or enhance the experiences you already have with family and friends in our local natural environments. None of it will require a lot of money, or fancy equipment. When an area is handicapped accessible i.e. wheelchair accessible, that information will be provided, as well as fees, in the
case of formal activities. Most will only require your curiosity and adventurous spirit. Let us begin by taking a brief look at the beginning of spring in our region. In the nearby Uwharrie National Forest and Birkhead Wilderness, the trout lilies have bloomed and carpeted the forest floor, as have the bloodroot flowers. These are among the earliest indications that spring has indeed arrived in our area. Although the trout lilies that are blooming this season are reaching the end of their cycle, you can still sometimes enjoy the bloodroot in woodland areas and even along roadsides.
The flower closes at nightfall, and opens again with the morning sun. An easy access point to see these remaining delightful flowers is at the Tot Hill Farm Trailhead, just west of downtown Asheboro on Tot Hill Farm Road, across from the golf course. Do stay on the dedicated trails, so as to minimize destruction to the plant life, and be sure to bring your phone camera, or small point and shoot camera to take some photos of these and other plants. There is a small stream to cross as you continue about 1/10th of a mile on the trail, and at about a quarter mile youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll reach a small bridge that allows crossing over a larger stream. The trails go for several miles in a few directions, and it is possible to do a very long hike through
the Uwharries. There are primitive campgrounds along the way. If you are simply looking for a short adventure, you neednâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t go far to enjoy the beauty of this forest. Remember to bring a few essentials, even if you only go the quarter mile to the bridge: water, phone, small first aid kit, snacks. Phone service is fairly reliable in this part of the Birkhead area.
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MOTHERâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S DAY BREAKFAST IN BED RECIPES Wake Mom up with the lure of toasted almonds, custardy toast and freshly brewed coffee.
ring her a breakfast in bed tray and let her savor every scrumptious bite and heady sip. While she is eating, ask her what she wants to do on her special day. Let her get ready while you clean up the kitchen and the family can spend Mother's Day making her feel like the most appreciated and
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INGREDIENTS: 2 (5-ounce) cans white albacore packed in olive oil, drained 1 stalk celery, finely chopped 1 handful of grapes, halved 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill 1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts 1/2 cup mayonnaise made with olive oil Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste 8 slices whole grain seeded bread, toasted if desired 4 butter lettuce leaves or a handful of fresh arugula couple of minutes, turn slices over and soak while preparing skillet or griddle. Heat a large nonstick skillet or griddle to medium-high. Spray generously with nonstick cooking spray and transfer bread to skillet or griddle. Cook for 3 minutes, use a spatula to flip, and cook for another 3 minutes. Both sides of the toast should be golden brown and slightly puffed. Transfer French toast to a serving plate and garnish with almonds. Serve warm with butter and warmed maple or fresh fruit flavored syrups. TAKE MOM ON A PICNIC! Enjoy the spring weather by taking Mom on a Mother’s Day picnic. Whether you pitch a blanket in your backyard, at the beach, or hike up to a mountain top, these Mother’s Day picnic recipes are delicious and easy to tote.
SPRING SALAD WITH MARINATED FETA (SERVES 4) This is a simple salad that will wow your taste buds. If you are traveling or hiking for over 30 minutes to your picnic spot, package greens separate from the marinated ingredients to keep the greens from wilting. INGREDIENTS: 6 cups spring mix 1/4 cup finely sliced red onion 1/2 cup toasted sliced almonds 2/3 cup marinated feta chunks 1 cup sun-dried tomatoes 3/4 cup pitted Kalamata olives Pinch of sea salt Freshly ground black pepper to taste DIRECTIONS: Combine all ingredients in an airtight container, tossing to coat. Cover and keep cool until ready to serve.
TUNA SALAD ON SEEDED BREAD (SERVES 4) Hearty slices of seeded bread give this picnic sandwich scrumptious texture and taste.
DIRECTIONS: In a large bowl, combine tuna, celery, grapes, mustard, dill, walnuts, and mayonnaise. Season with salt and pepper. Spread tuna salad on 4 slices of bread and top with lettuce or arugula. Cover with remaining slices of bread. Wrap individually in plastic wrap or a reusable sandwich bag then pack in a sturdy airtight container. Keep cool with cold packs until ready to serve.
COCOA NIB BLONDIES (MAKES 9) What Mother's Day would be complete without a little chocolate? These blondies are less rich than dense chocolate brownies, but they sing with real chocolate flavor from the cocoa nibs. INGREDIENTS: 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted 3/4 cup packed dark brown sugar 1 egg, lightly beaten 1-1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract 1 cup white whole wheat flour 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/8 teaspoon baking soda Pinch of salt 1/3 cup cocoa nibs 1/3 cup coarsely chopped walnuts DIRECTIONS: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. and grease an 8-inch square baking dish. In a large bowl, whisk together melted butter and sugar. Beat in the egg and vanilla extract. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Stir in the cocoa nibs and chopped walnuts. Pour batter into prepared baking dish and spread evenly. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Allow to cool in the dish for 10 minutes. Invert onto a cutting board and slice into 9 bars. Let cool completely then wrap individually in plastic wrap to pack. Whatever you do this Mother’s Day to make the women in your life feel special, they will appreciate the time and effort you take. www.AsheboroMagazine.com
AT THE YMCA
YMCA Ensures Kids Get More out of Summer By Celena Fleming, Joe Taureck & Shawn Columbia
SUMMER DAY CAMP Trading stories and sharing a favorite book or song with a new friend. Being greeted with smiles and highfives from staff and team-mates after scoring the winning point. Always fitting in, just for being you. This is what the Y’s summer camp is all about—ensuring kids get more out of their summer break: more friendships, more accomplishments and more belonging. For parents and caregivers who enjoy seeing their child’s face glow when retelling a camp story, and want to see their child accomplish new life skills, the Y encourages you to enroll them in the Y’s day camp. The Randolph-Asheboro’s day camp offers a mix of fun and learning activities aimed at improving kids’ well-being, such as sports of all sorts, computer technology, 4-H, Scouts and more. Our program centers on three areas proven to impact kids’ development: friendship, accomplishment and belonging. Working with SEER Analytics, independent impact measurement experts, to find out how camp benefits kids, the Y recently surveyed nearly 40,000 parents and caregivers with kids enrolled in camp programs. Ninety-one percent of parents/ caregivers said they agreed the Y’s day camp program helped kids make new friends. In addition, 81 percent said they agreed the program helped their kids discover what they can achieve, while 86 percent agreed their child felt a sense of belonging at their Y camp.
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“With school out during the summer, many kids don’t get enough physical activity or learning—a critical gap the Y is addressing,” says Celena R. Fleming, Community Development Director, Randolph-Asheboro YMCA. “In our day camp, kids are in a safe environment with nurturing adults where they feel welcome, develop character and explore new talents and interests and reach their potential. We want to ensure that kids in our camp program go home with so much excitement for all they’ve accomplished and enjoyed that they can’t wait to come back the next day.” The Y’s day camp activities focus on impacting the social-emotional, cognitive and physical development of all kids. Campers participate in a variety of age and weekly theme appropriate field trips, build friendships, gain a sense of belonging, share in outdoor learning experiences and will bridge the summer achievement gap by participating in 30 minutes of literacy daily, in the new camp readers program. When kids are out of school, they can face hurdles that prevent them from reaching their full potential, related to hunger, water safety, academics, safe spaces to play, and health. Through summer camp and other youth development programs, nationwide the Y helps over 9 million youth to “hop the gap” and achieve more, providing a safe to place to learn, stay healthy and build friendships. To learn more about the RandolphAsheboro YMCA’s day camp program,
contact Celena R. Fleming, (336) 6251976, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.randolphasheboroymca. com. SUMMER SWIM LESSONS At the Randolph-Asheboro YMCA, swimming takes place year-round. Swimming on any level, has many benefits. It is a great activity for people of all ages. It promotes both strength and coordination; many athletes swam to gain strength and flexibility, which helped them excel in other sports. One notable athlete is Tim Duncan. Swimming also allows one to experience the benefits of a team and individual sport. Also, swimming is relatively injury free in comparison to other sports. Besides the physical attributes of swimming, swimming can prevent drowning. Drowning is the leading killer of American children; in the United States, there are close to 8,000 deaths annual due to drowning. Summer swimming (May through July) is also a very popular activity at the Randolph-Asheboro YMCA. Many novice swimmers take their first competitive dive in the pool through summer swimming. This year, our summer swim team (the “Sharks”) took the High Point Summer League Championship title for the first time. A lot of practice time, dedication, and commitment on the part of the swimmers, coaches, and parents made
July. Children ages 8-18 are given a structured, competitive league to play two nights a week (Tuesday and Thursday) from the hours of 5:3010:00 PM. Each player is placed on a team, and each team plays 6 games and is then entered into a playoff tournament.
this possible. Swim lessons are also important. At our YMCA, we offer a variety of swim lesson opportunities from infants to adults. Swim lessons are very convenient for our children who attend our Yâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s summer activities. Counselors ensure the children make it to the pool safely for swim lessons and the child benefits from not only the summer camp activities, but swim lessons as well. This also goes for swim team. Summer camp counselors ensure their campers participating in swim team attend practices. If you are interested in learning more information about swim lessons or swim team, you may visit www. randolphasheboroymca.com or email your inquiry to fastswimming@yahoo. com. MIDNIGHT BASKETBALL Midnight Basketball is a program put on by the Randolph-Asheboro YMCA every summer. This basketball league takes place at the YMCA in June and
The goal of this program is simple: Keep young, at-risk youth off of the streets, and place them in a structured, adult supervised environment that encourages growth, maturity, competitiveness, teamwork, and a positive attitude, all while encouraging them to take part in physical activity, maintain a healthy lifestyle, and understand the importance of staying active in a positive setting. We place them with coaches who are parents, teachers, past players, and known members of the community to give them a positive role model to look up to and someone to help them. Many of these children maintain a relationship with the coach even outside of the basketball program. The Y keeps the cost low enough to accommodate everyone, since this is a community outreach project, and we do not want to exclude anyone. Everyone, ages 8-18 years of age and still enrolled in a Randolph County or Asheboro City School, is welcome to come sign up and give it a shot. If your child is wants to stay active this summer and make new friends, or just looking to get off the couch and meet positive mentors, in a safe, structured environment, this program is perfect. To learn more about Midnight Basketball, contact Joe Taureck, (336) 625-1976, jtaureck@ asheboroymca.com or visit www. randolphasheboroymca.com.
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No Entiendo By Dave Johnson
magine yourself in a country where you don’t speak the language and everything, including all the signs, is completely foreign to you. Undoubtedly, this is how some of the Latino residents of Asheboro feel. And for those of you that might be thinking “if you come to America, you should speak the language,” I would say that you need to spend some time in a foreign country to gain a new perspective. I have been living in Ecuador for the last few months and I didn’t speak much, if any, Spanish when I got here. Ironically, the overwhelming feeling isn’t the same here in regards to speaking their native tongue as it seems to be in the United States. In fact, I have found the locals to be very accommodating when it comes to communication, even going as far to humor me while I try to pantomime the point I am trying to get across. I have a completely different appreciation for those who live in our city that don’t speak English. It isn’t as easy learning a new language, especially English, as you might think, and as you get older it becomes more difficult. What I didn’t realize is how challenging it would be trying to communicate my every-day needs. I have learned to order a meal at a restaurant, but when the waiter or waitress asks a question afterward, I am lost. “No entiendo”, I say, meaning I don’t understand. Actually, I find myself saying this more than I care, too. Imagine the same in Asheboro, a Spanishspeaking person trying to communicate something to you. They speak enough English to ask you for what they need. You ask them a question back because what they asked for has multiple sizes, colors or other features. “I don’t understand”, they reply. Do you get frustrated? Do you say to yourself, or even under your breath, “learn to speak English” or, are you friendly and understanding and do your best to help? Getting a haircut here was especially challenging and I can tell you the end result was as far from what I wanted as night is from day. Was it the hairstylist’s fault that I got a bad haircut? No, it was mine because I was not able to communicate that I only wanted a trim. She tried hard to accommodate me and was very patient. In the end, I got a very short cut on the sides with length on the top, a popular style among young men here in Cuenca. At first, I was mortified and then I decided to roll with it and, although not the best cut I have ever had, it is growing on me (no pun intended). When the stylist was done with my
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hair she asked “¿Esta bien?” which I understand to mean “is it good”? Feeling somewhat embarrassed for not being able to speak her language, I said “Si, esta bien” and gave her a very generous tip on a haircut that cost me $2.00. All things considered, a bad haircut and a few bucks is a very small price to pay for not being able to speak the native language. This got me thinking – there are probably people in Asheboro that settle for things that aren’t exactly what they wanted simply because they feel embarrassed by not being able to ask in English. Instead of ostracizing them for not being able to communicate on our level, we should do our very best to help them. Not only is it the right thing to do, it is how we would want to be treated in a country where we didn’t speak the language. While Asheboro is a wonderful place to live, it can always be better and making our Latino friends feel more welcome is the neighborly thing to do. I have experienced one small victory as far as language is concerned here in Ecuador. The music that plays at the grocery store is all popular American songs. It gives me great pleasure to be able to sing along knowing that most everyone else that is shopping doesn’t have any idea what the lyrics mean. As I leave the store, I am quickly brought back to reality as I get into a cab while Spanish tunes are being played on the radio and the cab driver asks me where I want to go…in Spanish. “El Tejar cerca Imprenta Montsalve”, I say. Although I have given him directions to get close, I have to guide him the rest of the way with hand signals because I don’t know the Spanish words to tell him how to get to my house. Such is my life living in a Spanishspeaking country. Now I know, firsthand, how some of our Latino neighbors in Asheboro must feel every day.
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katelyn doub sports rehabilitation patient
A FTER A POTENTIALLY CAREER-ENDING INJURY, Katelyn Doub was determined not to
lose her Division I basketball scholarship to Appalachian State University. “I tore my ACL in a college recruiting tournament. I knew I needed the best physical therapy and sports enhancement program possible to get myself back in peak form.” Katelyn and her family relied on the expert sports rehabilitation team at Randolph. “It was an intense program, but they knew my one goal. I’m thrilled to say I’m now at ASU on a full scholarship.”
Our Partners in Orthopedic Care
The Human Motion Institute at Randolph Hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Hip and Knee Replacement.
Asheboro Magazine, Issue 55
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