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Dear Readers,

These small town activities are one of the biggest reasons that I love living in Asheboro.

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When I was a child, the end of the school year was cause for much celebration. A seemingly endless summer stretched out before me as the last bell rang, with nothing to do but read, go camping with my family, and hang out with my friends at the lake. As I got older, I worked on my Dad’s farm for the first six weeks, earning money for my next year’s school clothes and summer fun money. I also worked for the American Red Cross as a swimming instructor for the little ones just learning to swim. I think that was one of my favorite jobs. One of my favorite summertime memories is the Fourth of July. In the town where I grew up in Maine, we had a huge parade every year. All the civic


groups and private companies would work on their floats in secret, and then the morning of the event we would proudly line up and parade through the main road in town. My Dad and his brothers would dress up one of the tractors, and it would drag a float along with a different theme every year. We all got to ride the float and wave to the people lining the road. There was always a festival in the center of town after the parade. During the Bicentennial in 1976, they held a beauty contest for males ages 16 to 28 in the community. They all dressed in women’s bathing suits and wigs. It was hilarious and the winner was crowned Queen for a day. One year, the church hosted a casserole supper and everyone brought their best dishes to the church to share. Another year, our youth group worked with the local Dairy Queen franchise and they donated ice cream and cups, and we held an Ice Cream Social. My grandmother helped us make matching aprons with our names on them. That was a big hit! As we get older, summer still offers


that magic sense of wonder and delight, through our children. As busy as we often get, we have to remember that it’s a wondrous time in a child’s life, and to take moments out of every day to stop and spend time with them. Our Fourth of July celebration ended each year with everyone driving to the ski area in the next town over. They held a concert with the band from the town on the ski slopes, and when the sun went down they would shoot off the fireworks from the top of the mountain. These small town activities are one of the biggest reasons that I love living in Asheboro. Please check out the Community Events for all the local Fourth of July activities and fireworks displays around the County to enjoy with your family. Be safe, have fun and thanks for reading!!


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oday, June 12, 2012, I have decided to start having more fun not just for fun’s sake, but my own sanity. Since Sherry and I decided to launch our magazine business, there have been times that were fun, but for the most part, it has been a tremendous amount of work, leaving very little time for tomfoolery. I have decided that the work is not the problem as much as my approach to the work that causes the lack of fun. That is, when I get to my office in the morning, I tend to put on my “serious hat” as if, like many people think, work cannot be fun. On the contrary, work must be fun in order for it to remain sustainable. Therefore, I have written a Fun Manifesto that I wish to share with you, our dear readers, in hopes that you, too, can find more enjoyment in your life and more fun in your day-today activities. (Note: since I am only allotted 1,000 words or so for this article, it is likely that it will take several months to publish in its entirety). 1. I will do less of the things I hate doing and more of the things I enjoy. This may seem like common sense, but lately I find myself doing things more for financial gain rather than the enjoyment of the 10

task. In fact, there is a service that we offer as a company that I HATE doing and yet, I continue to offer it. From this point forth, I am either going to stop offering this service or hire someone who loves doing it. From a business standpoint the latter seems to make more sense. From a fun standpoint, I am not sure yet. I have always been told that if you do what you love, the money will follow. 2. I will take myself less seriously. I tend to take myself far too


seriously at times. This may have something to do with the “serious hat” I have been frequently wearing. I am human and, thus, prone to human flaws. Instead of beating myself up for the mistakes I make, from this point forth, I am going to shrug them off, have a laugh about them and make a concerted effort not to make them again. In other words, I am going to cut myself more slack. 3. I will surround myself with fun people and stay away from those who aren’t. This isn’t going to be too difficult

[ “Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” ] because most of the people I associate with are loads of fun. However, there are a few “sticks in the mud” who tend to make me frown although I go out of my way to be nice and friendly to them. From this point forth, I will not let the negative people influence my mood and I will appreciate the humor, kindness and generosity of my friends more. 4. I will spend more time with my children. I find myself, as do many adults, putting my work ahead of my family. Life is entirely too short to do this for even one moment and since I have done it quite a bit over the years, I am stopping today. When my daughter asks me to come out of my office for a hug (like she just did), I am going to stop what I am doing and oblige. It is amazing how much better I felt after that single hug. It was way more fun than whatever I was doing. 5. I will take time out of my day and watch or read something funny. The Internet is a tremendous tool for this and there are tons of videos and websites that

offer hours and hours of hilarity. Instead of trying to maximize my time and fill each minute with something productive, I am going to spend more time (at least 30 minutes per day) seeking out things on the Internet that make me smile. 6. I am going to create a list of things I want to do before I depart this world and start doing them. This may seem like a rather basic concept. Most people have “bucket lists,” but I have never taken the time to create one. I have things I want to do wandering around my brain, but I have never committed them to paper and thus, never put any effort into making them happen. It seems like I have been living to work instead of working to live. From this point forth, I am going to make a major course correction and start working to live life to its fullest. Not that I have any regrets about how I have lived my life so far; I have done a lot in the years I have been alive, but haven’t “enjoyed life to its fullest,” or even come close. 7. I am going to say “NO” more. In

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i’lishi…when the name comes to mind, I start dreaming of combinations like Cookies & Cream & Angel Food Cake, Coconut & Dark Chocolate, or Cake Batter & Alpine Vanilla, topped with yummy items like cheesecake bites, di’lishi dots, or mounds of fresh fruit. Nothing will satisfy me once these thoughts occur but hopping in the car and taking a trip down E. Dixie Drive to get my fix. When Marlo and Steve Francis opened di’lishi one year ago, I knew they had a hit on their hands. From the well thought out design of the store, the months of research that Marlo did choosing the exact flavor profile of the yogurt she wanted to serve, to the

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careful selection of décor, eco-friendly cups, napkins, and the care she has for the community with her “Fro Yoself into the Community” give back campaign, these were all ingredients in a recipe for success. Marlo fell in love with the concept of a frozen yogurt bar when she was visiting her son at college, in Savannah, Georgia and although there were a couple in the Greensboro area, none of them was exactly what she envisioned for Asheboro. Eighteen months ago when she started on her path to create di’lishi Frozen yogurt bar, North Carolina was only about 25% penetrated and now it has grown to approximately 50% or more. Six weeks after di’lishi opened last June, Marlo and Steve were approached about franchising the store. They didn’t even have a full quarter

in sales to show if the model would be a success and had not weathered a winter yet, but if you stopped in at any given time any day of the week, there wasn’t much doubt that she had a hit on her hands. From the very beginning, Marlo was thinking bigger than Asheboro. She wanted a company that has its roots firmly in the Asheboro community and would span across the state and even across the country. When she contacted a franchise attorney in Charlotte, he listened politely before informing her of all the things to consider when starting up a franchise, assuming that would scare her off. Obviously, he never met anyone like Marlo! Once he finished, she simply asked, “When do we start?” After months of hard work her dream became a reality when the first of


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several franchise locations opened this spring: Eden in March and Southern Pines in April. Hickory, Lenoir, Morganton and Holly Springs are all currently in the works. There is even talk of a store located in Virginia in the near future. Soon, you will not have to leave di’lishi at home and settle for something less when you are traveling around the state; you will be able to get your fix wherever you are. When I asked her about her growth plan for the business, she smiled and said, “It’s hang on to your booty time!” Marlo will be involved every step of the way from concept to opening day with each franchise. Location is very important, as well as décor. She wants to keep that feeling of friendship and community you feel when you walk into di’lishi at every location. She is working hard to make each store the same, with unique touches to compliment the area it is located in. She wants each store to invite people to “stay and be” as they walk through the door. They should be consistent, because she firmly believes if you are going to do something, you should do it well. Her main supplier is now warehousing her logo items close by, so they won’t run out and can quickly service the growing needs of the business. They recently introduced di’lishi Cups at Randolph Hospital, located in the freezers in the commons and cafeteria for staff and visitors.

They are pre-packaged 8 oz cups in various flavors and the hospital offers a limited selection of toppings to purchase as well. She’s hopeful to make it available to patients as well in the future. “People need the benefits of the probiotics in the yogurt.” Randolph Community College started offering di’lishi Cups in their café on

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the Asheboro campus on June 18. One of her biggest challenges has been finding the time to let more people know about di’lishi. There are several franchise trade shows a year, and if she had the time to attend, di’lishi franchises would be popping up all over the country. That is in the works, but for now, she is concentrating on a more local and manageable approach. Marlo credits the community of Asheboro and Randolph County for her success. They responded with enthusiasm when di’lishi opened, and they keep coming back day after day. Youth Groups, school outings, business meetings, an after dinner family treat - di’lishi is a favorite destination for all - it’s a great “guiltfree” treat, depending on what you pile on after you fill your cup with yogurt. With lots of seating options, inside and out, many people come and host meetings there during the day. Marlo promotes the di’lishi brand heavily through her Facebook fanpage. As of the printing of this article, they

“Just wanted to say again, how much my husband & I enjoyed our late night visit to di’lishi on Saturday night....as always, it was wonderful! Hoping to come back by there soon and get another cup!” - Christina Turner

had topped 5,530 fans!! It’s very important that she stays connected with her customers through Facebook as she can’t be in the store all the time. She loves the feedback she gets on the Wall, and can respond to questions or concerns quickly. Each store will need to find someone that is as enthusiastic as Marlo, because that has been a large part of her early success, and continues to drive traffic on a daily basis to the store. One of the projects that Marlo is most excited about is the new Hickory di’lishi franchise. It will be located in the renovated Hollar Hosiery Mill building, just off I-40 in downtown. The mill will be a mixture of entertainment venue, restaurants and retail shopping, including the new home of Skull Coast Brewing Company. Marlo feels that a di’lishi Frozen yogurt bar is a great fit and is looking at many of the redevelopment and re-use projects around the state as potential locations. di’lishi is a family operation. Her husband Steve handles the finances for

the business, and is the CFO. Marlo is the self-proclaimed “CEyO,” and many family members man the registers and work at the store. They have recently hired a Director of Franchise Development, a Director of Franchise Relations, and an Internal Accounting Officer, and will be moving the staff to a corporate office located in Asheboro. The Director of Franchise Relations will be the main point of contact once a franchise store is up and running. Keep your eyes out for the green “di’lishi dot” Kia Soul that Marlo tools around town in. You will now think you are seeing double or triple – its dots and more dots as they’ve added two more cars to their growing “fleet.” They have also added a white one for deliveries to their retail locations at the Hospital and RCC. Meanwhile, I’m still thinking about Cookies & Cream and Angel Food Cake frozen yogurt, with just a hint of chocolate sprinkles on top! Have you had your di’lishi fix today? ©

“Coming to Asheboro tomorrow from Hickory to try this awesome fro yo I’ve heard so much about!!!” - Heather Russ Joyner “Today was actually my 3rd day in a row up there, yea... I like di’lishi that much!!” - Amber Morgan “Coming from Charlotte just to try Maple Bacon Donut. I say you open one in Charlotte, none here are as earth friendly, well designed and yummy as di’lishi!” - Laura Ratchford


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Isn’t there enough foster homes already? No, there is not. Sadly, there never will be. Currently there are 7,100 foster homes licensed in the stat e of North Carolina through both public and private agencies. On average most foster homes are licensed for only one or two children. At the end of April, it was reported that there were 8,595 children in foster care in the State of North Carolina. So where are the other 1,495 children? Sadly, many are placed in group care. Yes, there are some children who need that level of structured care, but many do not and would thrive in a foster home if there were one available for them. At that, the majority of the children who come into care initially do not need a therapeutic level of care, so they end up being placed through other agencies out of county and away from everyone and everything that they know. For more information about becoming a Foster/ Adoptive Parent for the Randolph County Department of Social Services, please call the Foster Care Inquiry line at 336-683-8062. ©


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or June’s article, I decided to do something a little different. I put together some interesting facts for you to Enjoy! TWO OUT OF THREE - 66% of all individual tax returns filed in 2009 (92.9 million out of 140.5 million returns) reported less than $50,000 of adjusted gross income (source: Internal Revenue Service). COLLEGE LOANS - Outstanding college student loans were $904 billion as of 3/31/12. Outstanding credit card debt was $866 billion as of 3/31/12 (source: Federal Reserve).

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DISTRESSED OWNER - More than 1 in 4 homes (26%) purchased in the 1st quarter of 2012 nationwide were properties owned by banks or

currently in some stage of foreclosure (source: RealtyTrac). BIGGER AND BIGGER SLICE - The interest expense paid on our federal debt will rise to 27% of all federal outlays in the next 25 years. It is 7% today (source: Congressional Budget Office). HOW BAD IS EUROPE? - The unemployment rate in the Eurozone (i.e., the 17 countries that use the Euro as their common currency) is 11% as of May 2012. There are only 2 US states (Nevada and Rhode Island) that have an unemployment rate as high as 11% (source: Bureau of Labor Statistics). SPENDING OUR MONEY - Health care costs in America are equal to 16% of the US economy, a larger percentage than any other country in the world.

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SUPERSIZE - Obesity is directly or indirectly responsible for 21% of health care costs in the United States (source: Cornell University). SOMETHING TO EAT - Annual federal expenditures for food stamps are $106 billion, an amount that has doubled in the last 4 years. As of February 2012, 46.3 million Americans (15% of our 313.7 million citizens) are food stamp recipients. TOUCH ALL THE BASES - The tallest player in Major League history is Minnesota Twins’ pitcher Jon Rauch, who is six feet, eleven inches tall. The odds of a fan being hit by a baseball are 300,000 to 1. A regulation baseball has 108 stitches. ©

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ot many people can say that they live in the house that Grandpa built. But that’s just where Rebecca Whitley and her husband Scott Ainsworth live, with their daughter. Her paternal grandfather, Marvin Whitley built the house at the farm in the early 1960’s. He spent all of his life building things in Asheboro – ponds, the landing strip at the airport, and the roads on Dave’s mountain. Becca lived with her parents on 17 acres inside the city limits of Asheboro. Her mother had an extensive vegetable garden, and although Becca remembers playing in the rows of the garden, she never really paid much attention to what went in to taking care of it. She went to Asheboro High School and although she had briefly met Scott when he was dating her one of her friends on the track team, they didn’t hang out in the same circles. Becca attended Converse College in Spartanburg, SC and got her Undergraduate degree. She met Scott at a friend’s house again when she was home for the summer and they hit it off and became friends. That fall, they both headed to

Appalachian, Scott to finish his degree and Becca to earn Masters in Counseling. They lived in the same apartment complex, and spent a lot of time together. When they graduated they got married and bought a house in Boone, having decided they loved the area and wanted to stay. Becca worked at the Carlton Gallery for two years, and was promoted to Gallery Manager. Scott was working for a furniture company in the area. In February, 2005 Bonnie Whitley, Becca’s mom, passed away. She was considered the matriarch and caretaker of the family on both sides. She always hosted the family dinners where everyone got together for the holidays, took care of making sure there were flowers on every relative’s grave and was the “goto” person if you ever had a problem and needed an ear or a shoulder. Becca and Scott made the decision to move back to Asheboro and to live with her Dad and moved back in November, 2005. They found out that her Dad had cancer. At this point, he was living in the house in town and the house at the farm had been allowed to fall into disrepair. The fields and trees had grown up around

the house and most of the buildings were impossible to even see, let alone get to because of the dense undergrowth. Knowing their ultimate goal was to relocate to the farm, Becca and Scott started clearing the brush and trees, and restoring the house to livable condition. Her Dad passed away in February, 2006 – one year after his wife of 46 years. The farm consists of 135 acres, 50 of which were pasture. Becca contacted the Cooperative Extension to get the names of local farmers who might give her advice and maybe a hand in fencing in the area she wanted as pasture. Although the farmers were helpful, they were extremely busy and they suggested she contact Zach Moffitt, who owns Moffitt Fencing here in Asheboro. He met her at the house one day, and they walked the property, discussing what she needed to do. They hit it off, and finding out that she could save money if she actually did some of the work herself, she, Zach and another worker fenced in all 50 acres using a cross fencing technique. Cross fencing (for those of you not familiar with the term, like me) is used to create multiple pastures to optimize


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the production from forage and move livestock from pasture to pasture to encourage their health and growth by not overgrazing. Apparently fencing is a tremendous way to get in shape, according to Becca. Becca joined the Randolph County Cooperative Extension and attends every seminar and class they offer. They offer classes in forestry management, what type of pesticides to use safely and which to avoid, how to raise vegetables and fruits, and many other topics. She took a 40 hour class and became a Master Gardener. To maintain her status, she has to volunteers at least 20 hours a year, part of which is spent in training and part working in the Demonstration Garden on Church Street or other locations around the County. She manages a small herd of longhorn steers at the farm, as well as a gang of turkeys. She and Scott raise Narragansett turkeys, which is a heritage breed. The Narragansett turkey is known for its calm disposition and maternal qualities, as well as early maturation, good laying, and excellent meat quality. When they started out, they experienced a 15% success rate hatching eggs using Styrofoam incubators. They took the plunge and purchased a commercial grade incubator, and this has increased their success rate to 85 – 90%. This year, they hatched ___ poults! The poults are for sale now for $10 per bird. The turkeys are pasture raised, which research studies show can make the meat higher in Omega 3s and good fats. Narragansett turkeys are also known for their rich flavor and mostly dark meat. In addition to the turkeys and longhorns, they have planted 64 Chambourcin grapevines on a 1/10 of an acre, near their vegetable garden. Chambourcin is a versatile hybrid, capable of producing seven tons of grapes per acre. Scott has also been experimenting with growing his own hops for home brewing beer. Both plantings are in the early stages, and they are hopeful that they do well. Becca grew up in and around The Randolph Arts Guild, first as a member of the Southern Piedmont Children’s Choir, which was sponsored by the Guild. The middle school community choir toured the southeast, performing in local churches and


other venues. They toured Tennessee, Georgia, North and South Carolina. “It was a wonderful experience growing up, the concerts were very popular.” The choir was dissolved in the mid-90’s. Then during high school, Becca worked at The Randolph Arts Guild gift shop. When she moved to Boone, that was one of the motivations for seeking a job at the Carlton Gallery, because of her experiences with The Guild in Asheboro. As soon as she knew she was coming home to live in Asheboro, she contacted the Guild and asked to be on their board. She is in her second three year term and will have to rotate off next year. She is also a member of the Agricultural Advisory Committee at the Cooperative Extension. Local farmers and Extension agents comprise the committee. They keep each other informed of what’s happening on the local farms and in the industry of each of their respective fields, and the farmers give input on what works for them in practice. Becca will begin taking pre-orders for Thanksgiving during September and October at the Asheboro Farmer’s Market, or you can also visit her website, duelingowlfarm.com, which is currently under construction. ©


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THE MYSTERY OF THE MANDALA by jacquie Reininger




The people over at Hunsucker worked with me to make this gorgeous piece of art look utterly breathtaking, and it was worth the extra cost to have it die cut into circles. Its beauty encourages people to put the card somewhere they will see it often, for there is something about gazing at it that makes us feel good! That’s because it is a Mandala; which can be used as a tool to help us to focus and find our center, and it works whether you are aware of its power or not! Simply by means of its shape and its radially symmetrical design, your eye is drawn to its center… which is the first step in finding your own center — stilling the eyes, and subsequently your thoughts and eventually your whole mind. Gazing at a Mandala is one of many meditation techniques one can use to quiet the chatter in our busy heads and slow down the thoughts that bounce around in there all day long! It’s no mystery that the Mandala helps us to focus…much like a lens will focus light onto film for a photograph of a moment in time. I first learned about the Mandala

at my Yoga “College” in California, where we had a celebration that taught us a bit about an aspect of Yogic philosophy. A little dark man who spoke very little broken English performed the traditional ceremony for us that weekend. He had spent the entire previous week preparing. He had taken dried rice and colored it with vegetable dyes and then laid it in the sun to dry. Each color: red, blue, green, yellow were spread out on separate squares of fabric and we students wondered if they were meant to be cooked up in some strange and foreign dish that weekend! Over the course of three days, he built a low platform and began working from a squatting position. He sifted the colored grains of rice onto the platform in increasingly intricate designs and layers. Finally on the eve of the ceremony, it was complete in its splendor, a marvel to behold and equally brilliant in its simplicity and elegance! After listening to our guru lecture, and feasting on an amazing organic meal prepared with vegetables from the garden, the little man leaned over the mandala and simply swept

it away! Most of us were stunned! It had been days in preparation! It was a masterpiece! How could he simply let it go so easily? The mystery of the Mandala includes more than its function as a tool for centering. It includes the lesson that although we tend to grasp onto all that we create, acquire and think, as if we will always own these things, none of them are permanent. Time will change the foundations of our buildings, the shape of our bodies, the emotions we feel right now and the thoughts that we hold. If we held onto everything that ever happened to us, we would soon be too full to receive new experiences! The Mandala reminds us that to hoard and hang on to our possessions or the illusion of our youth, or our mental attitudes is simply not possible, for they are all prone to change. What is important and real is the present moment. This snapshot of Now is all that really matters, and it is fleeting. We are encouraged to be fully present for it. My next experience with a Mandala was in opening Santosha Yoga. I decided to paint one on the window. I


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[ “If we held onto everything that ever happened to us, we would soon be too full to receive new experiences!” ] searched for a piece of glass I could hang in the window so that (thinking ahead) if I needed to move to a larger place, I could take it with me. An opportunity to reclaim some industrial glass presented itself immediately, but over the course of a few weeks, I repeatedly found myself unable to get that huge pane to my tiny studio on North Street. It finally occurred to me that I had not yet learned the lesson of the Mandala…that perhaps I was not meant to bring this creation with me if I were to leave. Maybe I was supposed to learn to let go of certain aspects of my life and therefore make space for new experiences and opportunities to arise! That evening I started painting directly


on the window. Throughout the entire execution of the painting, I felt a sense of calmness, a sense of grace. There was no urgency to complete it on time or in any prescribed manner. It simply unfolded at its own rate and in its own way. I felt as if I were simply the hands that held the brush and that I was experiencing God’s grace move through me. Each moment felt delicious…or to use my latest favorite word: Yummy! I was entirely immersed in the Now. I have painted several Mandalas since then, and have taught many people how to make them, too. I try to remind them that this is not really a piece of art to be handed down for years to come, but that we are practicing how


to fully experience the present as we focus on the task of painting. We can practice how to catch, like a camera, this never-to-be-repeated moment, and enjoy it fully. Then I leave it up to them to choose to erase it immediately or not. (So far, no one has erased their work. Apparently non-attachment is a challenge for us Americans!) I did have to leave that sweet little studio. We soon outgrew it, and I left the Mandala there. I was confident that moving on did not mean I was losing a part of “me,” but with gratitude to the past, I could let go. I had created a space for new experiences to unfold. Now if I could only do the same with that mess in my craft room! ©

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uring the month of July, The Randolph Arts Guild will be hosting an exhibition by Randleman artist Joseph Sand. The exhibit will open with a reception on Tuesday, July 10th, 2012 from 5:30pm - 7:30pm and will be on display in the Guild’s Sara Smith Self Gallery in downtown Asheboro until July 26th, 2012. Joseph Sand trained as a sculptor at the University of Minnesota, receiving a B.F.A. in 2006. During his undergraduate courses, he studied for one year in Italy, followed by another year in England after receiving a very competitive, college-wide scholarship. While in England, he worked alongside many prolific potters, including Svend Bayer and Clive Bowen, which heavily influenced his direction as an artist, taking up functional pottery as a means of personal expression. His work combines the styles of traditional, Southern alkaline glazeware and East Asian design, among others. Using two wood-fired kiln, both salt- and ash-glazed wares are produced, ranging in size from very large sculptural vases to planters and a variety of beautiful, functional tableware. Joseph Sand Pottery is located in Randleman, NC were he now resides. For more information visit his website: http://www.jsspottery.com. The exhibit will be on display in the Sara Smith Self Gallery at the Randolph Arts Guild, located at 123 Sunset Ave. Asheboro, NC until July 26. Admission is free and the public is invited and encouraged to attend. For more information please call the Randolph Arts Guild at 336-629-0399 or email arts@asheboro.com for more information. The Guild is located at 123 Sunset Avenue, Asheboro, NC 27203. Hours: M-F 10am -- 5pm, Saturday 10am-2pm. ©

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Keeping a backup set of records –– including, for example, bank statements, tax returns, insurance policies, etc. –– is easier now that many financial institutions provide statements and documents electronically, and much financial information is available on the Internet. Even if the original records are provided only on paper, they can be scanned into an electronic format. Documents in electronic form can be downloaded to a backup storage device, like an external hard drive, or burned to a CD or DVD. Document Valuables Another step a taxpayer can take to prepare for disaster is to photograph or videotape the contents of his or her home, especially items of higher value. The IRS has a disaster loss workbook, Publication 584, which can help taxpayers compile a room-by-room list of belongings. A photographic record can help an individual prove the market value of items for insurance and casualty loss claims. Photos should be stored with a friend or family member who lives


outside the area. Update Emergency Plans Review your emergency plans annually. Personal and business situations change over time as do preparedness needs. When employers hire new employees or a company or organization changes functions, plans should be updated accordingly and employees informed of the changes. If this area became a “Federally Designated Disaster Area,” you could immediately file a 1040-X and claim casualty losses incurred. Proper documentation of losses will speed up the claim and get you cash that could be desperately needed. A little planning will go a long way. ©



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irca Gallery will host an artist reveal and reception for local artist David Allsbrook, Sunday July 15, 2012 from 5:007:00 p.m. Allsbrook has created a way to communicate God’s Word visually through two-dimensional and three-dimensional arts. The show will display his works that he has created while in church services. David can be found in the worship center at North Ridge Church every Sunday, pencil and sketch pad in hand. He listens intently during the service, sits in a ready position as the message presentation commences, then feverishly starts drawing when the inspiration hits. "I pour myself into each image, creating an image that includes more than mechanical techniques, they are containers for the emotions behind the drawing." Viewing the art created within his ministry will serve as a precursor to, and direct reminder of, the messages presented, inspiring deeper corporate growth. Our brains rely on at least one of three learning styles to process and retain information, whether audibly, visually, or kinesthetically. Of the three, learning

WHY? and the message of the church visually to reach every learning style within the Body. David is an artist in the Piedmont of North Carolina, creating art in a variety of media that has a depth of layered meaning and abundance of emotion. His goal is to balance objectivity and subjectivity, communicating the thought process behind each creation while allowing enough flexibility for the viewer to find a personal connection with the art. Allsbrook developed his skills throughout childhood, learning through practice then visually is the most commonly utilized. utilizing arts education in grade school The church connects with auditory to hone his talent. He Graduated from learners quite effectively through East Carolina University in 2002 with a music and vocal message presentations. BFA in wood design, dabbling in a wide Kinesthetic learners find their place in the array of media and styles in the process. church through the volunteer and mission In the years since graduation, my career opportunities we offer. Visual learners, path has taken me from a factory floor in however, are very much left out in the a manufacturing facility, the work table in cold. Stage design, lighting, colorful a floral shop, teaching in public schools, graphics are good amenities but they only to product development and engineering. guide the viewer to the auditory message. This wide array of professions ties To reach people on a visual level, the together with one common bond; visual element must communicate the creativity. Now an engineer by day, an message independently. This is where artist by night, a visual translator on David comes in, interpreting God's word weekends, and unceasingly a dad and asheboromagazine.com

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husband, creativity remains constant. Growing up the son of a Christian pastor and church planter, God and the Christian community were a consistent part of his life. He experienced the full spectrum of the church from culture-changing highs to mission-tainting lows. Through the positive and negative, he remained loyal to his roots. He now chooses to apply his natural abilities and learned skills to give back to his Creator by positively impacting the world he inhabits. While his mission has never changed, the way it manifests continues to evolve. Progressing from simply being a loyal friend in grade school, then creative expression through music and drama during college, deeper community involvement since graduation. Combining these efforts and related experiences led him back to his roots; creating visual art. The reception is free and open to the public Sunday, July 15, 2012 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at Circa Gallery 150 Sunset Avenue, Asheboro. The Artist will be on hand to meet and discuss his works. The show will be on display July 15 through August 14, 2012. ©

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or some reason I am fascinated with identifying the first step in any given problem or process. Every task or process of life has a first step. Since all processes are linear, we must identify not only the first step but the order for each subsequent step. I guess it stems from my belief that if you can accurately identify the correct first step you will succeed because the first step is the foundation upon which all subsequent steps must sit. When we are in pain, or have noticed that our posture is worsening, it becomes necessary to identify the first step accurately. In the case of the human body you can definitely make things worse if you fail to start off right. In the panic of pain many people’s first step is to go the gym and start lifting weights, or put heat on the area, or something else that in reality is making the pain worse. The human body lends itself very well to mechanical comparisons. It

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is a system of pulleys, cables, levers, lubrication systems, shock absorbers, central processing units, mini furnaces and a framework of supporting structures. Try to visualize the body for a moment as a machine. Since our eyes and hands are in the front the work of the machine is in the front. Over time, with work and all that we do in life we create an imbalance of muscle strength where the strong ones in the front overpower the weak ones of the back. Those weak muscles are in pain because they are breaking down, heating up and swelling as they try to keep up. So, these “parts” of the machine are not aligned correctly and we see this in our loss of posture as our bodies slowly migrate to a bent position. This loss of posture leads to friction, heat, wear and tear and eventually breakdown of the system. So, the point of my story; we are all in a constant state of inflammation leading to pain, stiffness, and disease. This aforementioned point is the underlying cause of most musculoskeletal pain that I see in my clinic. Prevention of course is the best option. Keep your postural muscles strong, keep your weight in check, and eat foods rich in natural phytochemicals. Unfortunately we wake up one day and realize we have neglected our bodies as we pursued our careers and raised our families. Not to worry, there is good news…it’s really quite easy to keep these destructive forces at bay. Simply engage in a daily workout routine on a therapy ball for 10 to 15 minutes and take a natural anti-inflammation supplement daily. Finding a natural anti-inflammatory is tricky but worth the effort. Over the counter and prescription drugs do a good job but they are harmful to the liver, kidneys and the stomach. You get the results but the price to our organs is too much. There are juice based products that have the


fruit Mangosteen and other vitamins and minerals that are excellent in maintaining low levels of inflammation and nourishing our bodies. They are also expensive, but in my opinion it is the ultimate daily supplement. Another great choice is Systemic Enzymes. They come in a pill, and are relatively inexpensive. Enzymes are responsible for keeping the heat of metabolism at bay. As each cell burns food for fuel the enzymes keep the process to around 98.6 degrees. So they are very effective at reducing inflammation. Of course there are additional steps to creating and maintaining health, but it is my opinion that we have just identified the absolute first step in preventing pain and disease and living a long and healthy life. For more information, please feel free to contact Michael at his website thehealthybackclinic.com. ©

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his guy asked me, "Why did pirates wear black eye patches?" I answered, "Because they had an itchy eye, and a hook for a hand," he said, "No, not really. Pirates of yore wore eye patches over one eye when on deck so as they went below deck, the other eye would already be adjusted to the darkness. Lift the patch, close the other eye and they could see." I had a Boy Scout leader who gathered a bunch of us on a dark night under an outdoor lamp. He had us cover one eye with a bandana, told us a story for fifteen minutes, shut off the lamp, had us close our open eye, and then uncover our other eye. In the darkness, we could see. Even in daylight, life sometimes feels like darkness. We are not meant to muddle through the darkness. We've had spiritual teachers for over two millennia tell us we can see in the darkness if we have spiritual sight. A teacher said, "The light of the body is the eye: therefore when your eye is single, your whole body also is full of light." Let's Pray: Dear God, be our Light in the darkness. Let our hearts, souls and minds be focused upon You that our eyes may be opened to the Light that surrounds us, and is in us. Open our eyes that we may see. Fill us with Your Light that even our darkness is illuminated. Amen. ©


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peration Red We are also very excited Sleigh, Inc. to introduce a 5k run the announces its 11th evening before the Sleigh annual charity Ride on a certified track. The cycling event, The “Sleigh Reindeer Run will leave from Ride.” On July 21st and the 1st downtown Asheboro at 7pm annual Reindeer Run on July on a certified 5K. Snacks will 20th. be provided and awards will This event is hailed the be given out by age group. safest cycling event in North Cyclist participating in the Carolina, with the assistance of Sleigh Ride will be able to North Carolina State Troopers, participate in the Run for only local law enforcement, Fire departments, Emergency Services $5. Runners alone will be $20. and a multitude of volunteers. Intersections are swept to remove Registration Fee $20.00 debris that may be a hazard for the rider. Area bike shops are Early Registration Special— before June 1st fee is $15.00 on hand to assist the rider, if needed. A rider would only need REGISTER BY MAIL OR ON-LINE AT www. to stop if they wanted to at one of the rest stops along the route. operationredsleigh.com TESTIMONIALS: Operation Red Sleigh is a non-profit organization that began L. Harkey: It’s a very challenging ride. Each year it keeps in 2000. Local law enforcement, including NC Highway getting better and bigger. You couldn’t ask for better support Patrol, started the organization to assist families in Randolph or volunteers. All the pain is worth it when you cross the finish County who were in need. Our organization is given names line knowing you are making a difference to kids in need. of children in need by both school systems’ counselors/ Looking forward to the next Sleigh Ride! social workers. We then help Santa shop for those children in K. Evenson: This is one of our favorite rides of the year. It Randolph County who will not have a Christmas. We raise is wonderful - every aspect of it. Your volunteers are especially money throughout the year and provide a hot meal for the great, as is the cause that the money goes to… We will keep children and their family on the day the presents are distributed. coming back and telling others. Thanks for a great day!! In 2011 we were able to provide gifts for over 500 children. © G. Del Grande: Regardless of rider type or level, ORS is the best supported, and most challenging ride in the region! Where else can you ride and blow through stop lights and 4 lane highway crossings w/o issue or hesitation? The support & dedication from all the volunteers is unmatchable! The Sleigh Ride has been the organization’s primary fund raiser. The event will be held in downtown Asheboro, NC and expects over 350 cyclists from across the state. Riders have a choice of three challenging routes: 27 mile, 40 mile and 75 mile. Awards are presented in select categories and door prizes will be given away. Participants will receive a T-shirt and a BBQ chicken lunch. Registration opens at 6:45 a.m. on the day of the event. Staggered start will begin at 8:00 a.m. Chip timing is also provided. Lunch will be provided to participants for free and available to their family members for donation. Registration Fee $35.00 (under 12 Free w/ riding adult on the 20/50/75 mile routes) Early Registration Special— before June 1st fee is $30.00 REGISTER BY MAIL OR ON-LINE AT www. operationredsleigh.com Registration forms available at area bicycle shops or online. 40




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he first microbrewery in Randolph County North Carolina, Four Saints Brewing Company LLC (FSBC), is raising initial funding via Kickstarter campaign ending on Sunday, July 1, 2012. Funds raised through the Kickstarter campaign will help the start-up business negotiate a long-term lease on space, put a down payment on brewing equipment, and pay for initial licensing fees. The passing of an alcohol sales referendum in July 2008 augmented Downtown Revitalization efforts of Asheboro, ushering in the opening of new restaurants and

a wine/beer shop. Four Saints Brewing Company began in 2011 when Joel McClosky and Andrew Deming realized Asheboro was ready for a microbrewery. They began researching locations, equipment, and the legal steps involved in opening a brewery, while promoting Four Saints Brewing Company and local craft beer through private/public tasting events and supporting local charities/organizations through donations/education. The Kickstarter campaign, http://kck.st/LmbeaM, when fully funded at $45,000 by July 1st will permit McClosky and Deming to begin serious negotiations with land/building owners for an

optimal brewing space in, or near, downtown Asheboro. To reach full funding, FSBC is offering incentives including locally made pint glasses by STARworks Glass Lab in Star, NC, mugs made by local North Carolinian potters such as New Salem Pottery, Betsy Browne Pottery, and Ben Owen Pottery, and artwork by Asheboro artists including Rich Powell, Les Caison III, and Cori Cagle. Every incentive level has something special, and the incentive levels range from $10 to $5,000. To learn more about Four Saints Brewing Company, interested parties are invited to visit www.foursaintsbrewing. com. ©


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at the ymca.






he Randolph-Asheboro

Every Tuesday and Thursday night

YMCA does plenty of

in June and through mid-July, we run

community service and

this program to give children an outlet,

program, which is partly sponsored by

community oriented project.

a place to work on their skills, make

United Way, is the cost. We charge $10

None are as fulfilling as our annual

new friends, build camaraderie, learn

a child on a league which doesn’t turn

Midnight Basketball program. This

the meaning of teamwork, and share

a profit. That is not the intent. We are

league touches so many individuals from

in family time. Not only do we have

here to help children that otherwise might

across the county and of such diverse

a record 220 children signed up, each

not get a chance to play. It is exciting

backgrounds. It services the child who

filling the gym, but the bleachers are

to hear children talking about the big

doesn’t make their middle school team

full of caring coaches, friends, parents,

upcoming game, or see the excitement on

all the way through to the star of the local

grandparents, brothers, sisters, cousins,

their faces when they step on the court.

high school’s varsity basketball roster.

aunts, and uncles, all there to cheer on

We get emails year round asking when

their favorite participants.

the sign-ups begin and when the league

This program has been in existence for 17 years, and in its inceptions,


Though we do give out trophies to

The most amazing part of the

will start. This is, without a doubt, the

actually did play games until the

the winning teams, that is not what this

most rewarding and fulfilling time of the

midnight hour. As we have grown, we

league is about. We do not invite college

year for not just the participants, but all

have begun to play earlier. If you come

scouts. We do not have NBA teams

of the organizers, workers, volunteers,

into the new gymnasium at the YMCA,

watching. We simply give each child a

and parents who put in countless hours

you will see children warming up at 5

place to be a star in front of the people

of selfless preparation to make this

PM for games. If you walk by again

they love while making them each feel

experience possible year after year. ©

at 10 PM, you will see ongoing games.

like the most important person in the

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bunion can develop at any time. A bunion is an enlargement or misalignment of bone and tissues on the joint at the base of the big toe or the smallest toe. Often the enlargement is a combination of bone enlargement and surrounding tissue inflammation.


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Bunions are most often caused by misalignment or incorrect foot biomechanics associated with foot injuries, or inherited foot types. They may also occur with various forms of arthritis. If the bearing and shifting of your weight falls unevenly on the joints and tendons of your feet, a bunion can develop. Unbalanced pressure causes your big toe joint to become unstable. The instability eventually causes the joint parts to form a hard knob that sticks out farther than your normal foot shape.

Bunions can be aggravated by wearing high heels or improperly fitted shoes.

SYMPTOMS OF A BUNION Bunions may or may not cause you any problems. Frequently pain in the involved area when walking or wearing shoes will occur. The pain may be intermittent or chronic. Swelling of soft tissue, redness, and local tenderness are often associated with continuing pain. The shifting of the big toe can cause development of hammer toes or overlapping of the adjacent toes.

TREATMENT Often, bunions require no medical treatment. Wearing properly fitting shoes with a roomy toe box may be all that is necessary to help bunion discomfort. Orthotics or shoe inserts may be used to help distribute pressure evenly, thus reducing your discomfort. Your podiatrist may also show you how to pad and tape the affected area to reduce discomfort. You should see your podiatrist if you have:

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ummer is well and truly here! Whilst this is a time for increased leisure activities, fun and holidays the implications of the heat should not be forgotten – especially when organizing activities for seniors. Seniors are more prone to heat related stress than younger people and find it difficult to adjust to sudden increases in temperature. Here are eight simple steps to keep cool this summer: 1) Reduce strenuous activities. When the heat rises to high temperatures, seniors should avoid the sun by staying indoors in air-conditioned comfort. They should try to reduce strenuous, physical activities because the more they do, the higher their body temperature will rise. 2) Keep hydrated. Seniors should increase their water intake during summer months. Encourage them to have 4-8 glasses a day. They should minimize their intake of alcohol and caffeinated drinks. Eating fresh fruits and vegetables can help hydrate the body as well as keeping the body healthy. 3) Avoid direct sunlight. Seniors should avoid the sun, especially during the hottest part of the day. If it is necessary to go outdoors,


cover up and use plenty of sun cream. 4) Wear cool clothing. To avoid heat-related injuries, seniors should wear cool light colored clothing. This will help maintain a normal body temperature. 5) Choose shady locations. If planning an outdoor activity with seniors choose covered or shady locations with a cool breeze. 6) Spoil seniors with cool treats. Treat seniors with fruit juice popsicles or Italian ice to keep them hydrated, refreshed and cool. 7) Be aware of medications. Hot weather can accelerate dehydration, especially in people who are taking medications that have side effects of fluid and electrolyte loss. Many medications, particularly antibiotics and diuretics can block the body’s natural ability to cope with sun and heat. You should always check with a pharmacist or doctor to ensure that medications will not cause seniors increased heatrelated problems. 8) Keep a look out for early warning signs. Watch out for heat exhaustion warning signs such as weakness, nausea, heavy sweating, rapid pulse, and/or fainting. Move the affected senior to the nearest cool shady place and provide them with water. Wet a towel or something similar and apply to the forehead and call for medical assistance. ©

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hat kind of relationship do you have with food? Do you eat only when you’re hungry? Or do you use food to soothe uncomfortable feelings? Is eating how you cope with stress, sadness, loneliness, boredom, anger or upset? If it’s the latter, you’re in good company. I recently heard well-known speaker and author, Geneen Roth (author of Women, Food & God & When You Eat In Front of the Refrigerator, Pull Up a Chair) speak about food and how our relationship with it is such a huge issue for so many of us. If anyone would know about this, it’s Geneen. She’s been there, and done it all. She’s tried just about every diet known to woman. She’s binged & purged, starved herself, only to binge again, losing and gaining over 1000 pounds (by her own estimation) over a 10-year period. She lived like this until she got clear that none of it was working … and that she

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was slowly killing herself. She began, finally, to look at her pattern of binging and purging, and realized that the concept of dieting was fundamentally about deprivation. In addition to her already wellestablished sense of feeling deprived — of love, recognition or success — dieting told her that she also needed to deprive herself of the foods that gave her comfort. To her, diets became a sort of punishment; another means by which she could feel bad about herself when she failed at them. She decided to look deeper — to discover what was hiding there, behind her pattern of seeking comfort and fulfillment through food. As a Holistic Health Coach, part of my job is to help my clients eliminate the negative feelings they have about themselves; the feelings underlying the urge to find comfort in food. Behind the negative thoughts and feelings, I see a beautiful being who has been deeply wounded or traumatized. Using EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) we eliminate the effects of the wound or trauma, allowing the behaviors adopted to survive the hurt or trauma to be released. EFT eliminates the effects of negative self-talk, fears or whatever is there behind the pattern of seeking comfort through food, enabling clients to establish a healthy relationship with food. Using EFT as our ‘secret weapon,’ my clients’ weight loss becomes about empowerment rather than willpower. Food then takes its rightful place as fuel for the body rather than a tool to temporarily quiet inner discomfort. Free


of their negative self-talk, clients can look at their lives — and their use of food — from a wholly different perspective. They can begin to play with their food; and discover, perhaps for the first time in their lives, the joy of cooking, as well as the good mood that ensues when we’ve eaten nourishing food. They are free to discover what it feels like to be happy in their body; to feel the incredible lightness that follows when we are able to listen to our body and know when it’s satisfied. To know that we have finally quieted the negative voices in our head and have stepped into the life we are meant to live, in a body healthy enough to support a healthy, happy, active lifestyle. Consistently turning to food for comfort rather than to fuel our bodies indicates a hunger or need for fulfillment that food in and of itself can never permanently satisfy. If you’ve seen this pattern in your life, please do yourself a favor — to learn how Holistic Health Coaching at From the Inside Out can benefit you and your family, contact From The Inside Out at 336-521-1176 or lina@fromtheinsideout.net. Check out her website at fromtheinside-out.net. Call or e-mail Lina this month to schedule a free onehour Health History/Consultation. ©

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n Thursday, June 21st North Carolina Secretary of Commerce Keith Crisco, Assistant Secretary Lynn Minges and Assistant Secretary Henry McKoy will visit Asheboro for the official announcement of the City of Asheboro’s designation as a Certified Retirement Community. The event will be held at 10 a.m. at the entrance to Bicentennial Park (163 Sunset Avenue). Downtown Asheboro will serve as the backdrop for this announcement. After the event, guests will adjourn to the Sunset Theatre annex for light refreshment and officials will be available for media interviews.

of North Carolina. The distinction means that the state has certified that Asheboro has what it takes to attract retirees, and that the Department of Commerce will provide promotional assistance to help encourage retirees to relocate to the area. In a letter to the City, Assistant Commerce Secretary Henry McKoy, Jr. stated that, “Being designated a Certified Retirement Community by the North Carolina Department of Commerce means the city has passed a stringent test of readiness and met a rigorous set of requirements encompassing comprehensive community survey and assessment tools that span numerous dimensions reflective of the community’s preparedness for retiree attraction.” The Certified Retirement Community program was created by the state in 2008. The City of Asheboro chose to apply for the program as an economic development tool. Research provided by the Department of Commerce states that an estimated 1.75 to 2 jobs are created per retiree household. ©

BACKGROUND: The City of Asheboro is the second community to be designated a Certified Retirement Community by the State

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the cellar.


By Dave Johnson


have a confession to make. When I find a bottle of wine that I am “nuts” about, I tend to drink it as often as I can, ignoring the multitude of possibilities that line the shelves of my favorite wine store. Sure, I peruse the plethora of different vintages and even pick up a bottle now and then to read the information affixed to the back. Every so often, I rub my chin as I wonder what the wine inside might do to my taste buds as it cascades down my throat. On the rare occasion, I work up the courage to actually purchase a bottle I am unfamiliar with. But for the most part, I have three or four wines that I continue to go back to because they are simply sensational. Luckily, my wine review gig forces me to venture into the unknown to sample the unfamiliar. Recently, I had the pure pleasure of discovering a wine that will, undoubtedly, be added to my regulars. In fact, this particular bottle was so good I may scrap the others and drink it exclusively. Of course I jest, but the thought did cross my mind. And, 50

because my favorite wine store only has a small supply of this wine and isn’t sure they can obtain more I am hesitant to even mention its name. I had considered giving it a fake name, but I was reminded that the best things in life are meant to be shared. Still, if I discovered the Fountain of Youth, would I share it with the world or only a select few? The wine of which I write is a blend of mostly Petit Sirah (my absolute favorite) but also eight other grape varieties, including Barbera, Petit Verdot, Zinfandel, Carignane, Cabernet Franc, and such Portuguese grapes as Touriga and Souza. It is almost as if the wine maker took all their leftover grapes and combined them to see what might happen. In actuality, this is exactly what Jeff Runquist did to craft this magnificent blend. If you are unfamiliar with Jeff Runquist, he is known for his collaboration with the McManis family, who rolls out a red blend that is a striking amalgam of some of Amador County’s best fruit. By now I am certain you are


growing anxious to learn the name of this bottle of ambrosia so I will make you wait no longer. The wine is California Red Table Wine "1448", Jeff Runquist 2010 if you hadn’t already figured it out by the picture of the bottle (I actually considered leaving the picture out of the story and disclosing the wine’s identity at the very end of the review in fine print, perhaps even invisible ink). Although this "kitchen sink" blend is not from the Runquist thoroughbred stable of their better known varietals, for the money (under $22), you’d be hard pressed to find a wine that is as well balanced and fruit forward as 1448. 1448 is the altitude at Runquist's winery near Ripon, California. According to the city’s web site, “Ripon is a relatively small community whose Quality of Life shines like a small jewel in the middle of California's central San Joaquin Valley.” Although not the best known wine region of California, at 61,000 vineyard hectares (151,000 acres), it is by far the largest in the state. The San

[ “I WAS REMINDED THAT THE BEST THINGS IN LIFE ARE MEANT TO BE SHARED” ] Joaquin Valley accounts for more than 50 percent of the total state winegrape crush and boasts more than 30 wineries and five AVAs in case you were wondering. With some wines I review, I like to go into more detail about the region and history surrounding the bottle. With 1448, the ancillary information is not nearly as important as the wine’s characteristics. The very second the wine was poured from the bottle I knew I was about to experience something special. The aroma was huge and tantalized my olfactory glands as my glass began to fill. It was almost as if the wine was alive and was waiting to be released. I didn’t even need to pick up the glass to recognize the preponderance of berries mixed with a hint of vanilla. I closed my eyes and imagined the fireworks that were exploding as the air mixed with the fragrant liquid. OK-maybe I am overdoing it a bit, but it was a pleasant experience to say the least. The pour was beautiful, very dark, somewhere between plum and berry hues to the eye. The initial tastes here

are heavenly, with the blueberry and pepper of the Petite Syrah really coming through. The flavor came to life in my mouth with more berry, ripe fruits and enough tannin and oak to comprise a surprisingly elegant and silky glass. Overall Runquist provides a superb, highly drinkable blend that is sure to please and flexible enough to be paired (if pairing it with something is your choice) with literally anything. In fact, this wine would even bring a new dimension to something as simple as a grilled cheese sandwich. This wine is truly a perfect companion for any occasion! So now that “the cat is out of the bag”, I am certain if you have the opportunity to sample a bottle of 1448, you will be delighted and the price makes it affordable enough to pick up an extra bottle or two. This wine is available at Lumina Wine and Beer for a limited time, so be sure to get yours before, as the southern vernacular suggests, “it gets gone.” © asheboromagazine.com

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zoo zeal.

The life-size bronze sculpture “Elephant Group” greets visitors as they approach the park and has become an icon for both the N.C. Zoo and Randolph County.

ZOO’S LATEST ARTWORK ENHANCES VISITS Mike Ferree (left) and Lenton Slack hold some of the ceramic sections that students of their pottery-class made to later be installed as a 15foot totem pole at the zoo to depict N.C. animals and plant life.

This small giraffe sculpture was the dream of an Asheboro woman to memorialize a friend's child who had recently died of cancer.



Story & photos by Tom Gillespie, NC Zoo Staff

isitors to the North Carolina Zoo not only can see one of America’s best collections of plants and animals but also can enjoy one of the most extensive collections of artwork at any zoo in the United

States. The park’s art collection is as diverse as its plants and animals. Each piece is designed to support the zoo’s conservation mission. To this end, each artist becomes a communicator, an educator and an environmental activist who uses his or her work as a mirror to reflect back to us those elements in nature that we may no longer see or even think about--to help us reconnect to the natural world. One of the zoo’s newest pieces, a 15-foot ceramic totem pole, is unique to the collection in that it was a collaboration of individual sculptors. The piece is the work of 22 students and instructors of a pottery class at Montgomery Community College (MCC) in nearby Troy, NC, and was donated to the zoo upon completion after months of work. Nineteen separate ceramic cylinders, each depicting North Carolina wildlife, were individually placed over an upright metal pole embedded in a 2 1/2 foot tall rock stump sculpture created by zoo design staff members. "(It's) a true blend of artistic design, nature and the animal


life that is so prevalent in the Piedmont region of North Carolina," said Randy Gunter, MCC Dean of Curriculum. Most of the students who contributed a piece of the totem pole had never taken a formal ceramic sculpture class, according to Mike Ferree, MCC Pottery Instructor and head of Pottery Department. The zoo's design staff made suggestions of animals and plants native to the state for each ceramic section of the sculpture. According to Ferree, the idea was more challenging for the students due to the variety of animals, reptiles and vegetation to be represented. Although the zoo's new totem-pole sculpture lies near the center of the park, Although many of the zoo sculptures demonstrate the biodiversity of healthy ecosystems or the N.C. Zoo visitors are treated to an art devastation of species extinction, some, like this, are there simply to delight and uplift visitors. extravaganza even before they enter the gates. The centerpiece of the art collection, “Elephant Group,” greets visitors on the zoo’s approach drive. It’s a life-size bronze sculpture of four African elephants by New York artist Peter Woytuk. The four pieces, each weighing about 7,000 pounds, have become an icon for both the N.C. Zoo and Randolph County. The first major piece of the zoo’s collection was a 30-foot ceramic clay mural for the Sonora Desert exhibit, completed in 1993, depicting the flora and fauna of the desert Southwest. Since then, the collection has grown to include marble, steel, brass and iron sculptures; photographs; relief prints; lithographs; more ceramic murals; granite and iron stones and balls; and oil paintings. Some of the artwork is meant to leave the viewer with subtle messages. One, “Sum of the Parts” by Winston-Salem artist Dempsy Calhoun, graphically demonstrates the biodiversity of healthy ecosystems, as well as the devastation of species extinction. Some sculptures in the collection benefit the sightimpaired by helping them identify the animals through their sense of touch. But some pieces are there simply to delight and uplift visitors. At least one piece of the zoo’s artwork is already a prizewinner. The ornamental iron gates at the zoo’s Africa entrance have won an outstanding craftsmanship award from the National Ornamental & Miscellaneous Metals Association. The piece is a series of eight gates depicting African plants and animals that visitors will see on their visit to the park. Many pieces in the collection have interesting and heartwarming stories about their construction, acquisition or funding. One addition, a small giraffe sculpture, was the dream of an Asheboro woman whose personal fund raising made it a reality. The 6-year-old son of her friend had recently died of cancer, and her dream was to make a sculpture to memorialize One of 22 Montgomery the child. Community College pottery-class These works of art, along with the park's new totem-pole students who made ceramic pieces sculpture, are a part of the zoo’s larger arts programming that for the zoo's new totem-pole sculpture, slides on one of the last uses art as a sensory bridge in an effort to connect visitors to the cylinders with help from three other zoo experience and to expand their appreciation and awareness classmates. of the natural environment. © asheboromagazine.com

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nature’s nuances.

LET’S SPRING INTO SUMMER By Faylene Whitaker (Whitaker Farms)


an you believe spring is leaving and summer is arriving? There is homemade ice cream, kids playing in the pool, hotdogs cooking on the grill and laughter in the air. The planters are full of blooming flowers and the butterflies and humming birds are feeding. Life is good. It is time to plant your beds and containers if you haven’t yet and for those that planted early it is time to deadhead your plants. Flower beds, containers and hanging baskets need fertilizer added now. You can use miracle grow, shake and feed and some osmocote. You also need to start looking for insects and disease. You can treat with an insecticide and fungicide combination if needed. Treat only if you see problems. On very hot days containers and hanging baskets that are in full sun will need watering every day. Shrubs such as spirea, forsythia, lilacs, and viburnum that have finished their spring bloom will need shaping now since cutting later would be taking off next year’s blooms. Roses need spraying with a fungicide for black spot and this will probably need doing about every three weeks through the summer months. You will need to monitor your azaleas and camellias for mites 56

and spray accordingly. If you have newly plants trees and shrubs it is best to water two to three times a week deeply than to water daily (watering daily makes for shallow roots). Be sure to add mulch around your beds, shrubs and trees in order to hold in moisture and help keep the roots cool. Cedar mulch is expensive but it will help repel insects. Also you may want to use deer repellant on hostas and other plants that the deer love to eat on. The vegetables in the garden need a lot of water during hot times be sure they have fertilizer and water as needed. Never water your tomatoes overhead as this will cause disease you want to water close to the roots and the water needs to be constant each week. There are a lot of great plants that will make your yard beautiful through the coming hot months such as petunias, geraniums, portucalla, pentas, angelonia, dahlias, lantana, elephant ears, and the many colored grasses. A nice addition to the garden is an outdoor kitchen, or a fountain or stream, or even a new patio. Sometimes just adding a bench under a large shade tree says please sit down and enjoy yourself. Make a small area in the garden that is private so you


can have your own space when you need to get away from the world and the everyday cares. Some solar lanterns in the garden give a soft glow and add warmth to the night. Remember that it is not long until July the 4th when we will celebrate Independence Day. It is a time for fireworks, cookouts, vacations and family. It is also a time to realize how lucky we are to live in the USA and the freedoms we enjoy. Everything is not perfect but we are still the most blessed country in the world. Now is the time to start planning for those red, white, and blue flowers, wreaths, and decorations for all your celebrations. My husband and I will be doing our yearly outdoor breakfast for friends and family with all kinds of fresh fruits, omelettes, smoothies, and homemade biscuits. The rest of the day will be spent in the yard relaxing and enjoying nature and each other. ©


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aniel Routh, a bluegrass music singer and musician from Siler City, NC, was recently appointed "Area Director" for the North Carolina region of the Independent Country Music Association (ICoMA). Daniel founded the group ‘Nu-Blu’ in 2003 with future wife Carolyn, and since that time they have been named "Country Band of the Year" by the 2010 Carolina Music Awards, and nominated again in 2011 by both the Carolina Music Awards and the ICoMA Awards. They were also the first bluegrass band to launch a smart phone app. Mr. Routh has a BA in History from UNCG. He is also the Owner and Head Engineer of Red Squared Audio. Daniel is a graduate of the IBMA Leadership Bluegrass program. The Independent Country Music Association (ICoMA) exists to promote indie Country singers and songwriters from across the globe. It is located at http://www.icmanet.com/. If you'd like more information on Daniel Routh, please email ncdirector@icmanet.com. For more info on the Independent Country Music Association, call the National HQ at 888-977-2261 or email info@icmanet.com. ©



outh ages 8-14 are invited to participate in golf lessons at the Asheboro Municipal Golf Course this summer. The fee is $30 with Rec card or $40 without. Classes will be offered on Thursdays, June 14, 21 & 28. The first session in the morning will be held from 8 to 9 am, and the second session from 10 to 11:30 am. The next set of classes will be offered on Thursdays, July 12, 19 & 26. The first session in the morning will be held from 8 to 9 am, and the second session from 10 to 11:30 am. Participants must register in advance by visiting the Asheboro Cultural and Recreation Services office at 241 Sunset Avenue. For more information, call 336-626-1240. ©



he Randolph Arts Guild announced the winners of its 30th Annual Juried Arts Show on Tuesday, June 5th. The winners are Ken Hobson for Best in Show, Pam Myers won First Place, Jim Thompson won Second Place, and Joanna Hundson won Third Place. In addition, Ed Rich, Carol Kroll, Diane Kraudelt, and Scott Murkin won a Honorable Mention. The winners’ entries along with the other sixty artists selected will be exhibited during the month of June in the Sara Smith Self Gallery at the Randolph Arts Guild, 123 Sunset Ave. Asheboro. The juror for this year’s exhibition was John D. Gall. As an artist John D. Gall has been making original prints for over 20 years. Born in St. Louis, MO, John found his way to North Carolina in the 1970’s. In addition to naming the award winning works John shared his experience, advice, and feedback with the artists in attendance. As is the tradition, cash prizes were given for Best in Show ($200), First Place ($150), Second Place ($100.00) and Third Place ($50.00). The show was open to all artists working in any media. More information on the 30th Annual Juried Arts Show and the Randolph Art Guild can found at www.randolphartsguild.com. © 58


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COMMUNITY EVENTS JUNE & JULY ‘12 • June 19 – Chamber of Commerce Annual Golf Tournament, Cookout and Auction, Pinewood Country Club, 247 Pinewood Drive, Asheboro, 12 to 6 pm. Captains Choice Tournament - Entry Fee: $75 per golfer/$300 per team, and add $15 per player for mulligans & ladies tee advantage. • June 20 - Summer Concert Series, Bicentennial Park, Downtown Asheboro, 7 to 8:30 pm featuring the “African Children’s Choir.” • June 21 – Summer Movies for Kids & Thrifty Thursday Movie – “Happy Feet Two”, Sunset Theatre, 234 Sunset Avenue, Asheboro. Show times are 10 am, 1 pm, & 7 pm. Admission is $5, includes small popcorn and small drink. Please call 626-1240 x 12 to reserve space for groups of five or more. • June 23 - Cruis’n Asheboro, Downtown Asheboro – Sunset Avenue, Classic car cruise-in, 12:30 to 7:30 pm. FREE event. • June 23 – Bantum Rooster’s “Rockin’ Through the Decades” Concert, Sunset Theatre, 234 Sunset Avenue, Asheboro, 7:30 to 8:30 pm. A Trip Back to the 1950’s and 60’s! Call 336-669-5481 for details or to reserve your tickets today! Tickets are $7 in advance or $10 at the door. • June 23 – Movie Night in the Vineyard featuring “Princess Bride,” Zimmerman Vineyards, 1428 Tabernacle Church Road, Trinity, NC, 9:00 pm. $5 admission. Come early and bring a picnic or use our grill. Bring your ZV glasses, buy a bottle and enjoy this enchanting fantasy filled with adventure, romance and plenty of goodhearted fun! Goat Lady Dairy cheese trays available, $10. Bring a flashlight, it gets country dark! • June 25 – Movie Mondays at the Richard Petty Museum, 142 West Academy Street, Randleman, 10 am to 12 pm. Children under 12 FREE with 60

adult admission (limit 2 children per admission). Bring your lunch & eat a picnic on the porch! • June 28 – Yogis du Art! Santosha Yoga, 130 S Church Street, Asheboro, 6 to 8:30 pm. Local artists who also practice Yoga will be showing their work at Santosha Yoga. If u du yoga and u du art...Display ur work in this public reception. Lumina will be providing wine tastings. To submit art contact jacquie at 336-302-8494. • June 28 – Summer Movies for Kids & Thrifty Thursday Movie – “Lady and the Tramp”, Sunset Theatre, 234 Sunset Avenue, Asheboro. Show times are 10 am, 1 pm, & 7 pm. Admission is $5, includes small popcorn and small drink. Please call 626-1240 x 12 to reserve space for groups of five or more. • June 30 – Southeast Old Threshers’ Reunion, Denton Farmpark, 1072 Cranford Road, Denton, 8 am to 9 pm. The greatest steam, gas engine & antique farm show in the southeastern United States. General admission ticket is $14 for adults, $6 for children under 12. Preschoolers and under are free! This includes all music shows, demonstrations and exhibits. Parking is free. Extra: Special “Cowboy Show” steam train ride: Adults, $6; Children under 12, $5; and preschoolers and under are free. Regular steam train ride (with no show): Adults, $5; Children under 12, $4 and preschoolers and under are free. There are pony rides, games and other rides for $5. Tram rides are $.50 each round. The tram circles the park. • June 30 – Sisyphus Saturday, Zimmerman Vineyard, 1428 Tabernacle Church Road, Trinity, NC, 5:30 to 8:30 pm. Workbook will be performing. Enjoy live local music with available great wines and gourmet cheese trays from Goat Lady Dairy at Zimmerman Vineyards. The $5 wine tastings will


include a souvenir wine glass. • July 1 – 4 - Southeast Old Threshers’ Reunion, Denton Farmpark, 1072 Cranford Road, Denton, 8 am to 9 pm. • July 2 – Movie Mondays at the Richard Petty Museum, 142 West Academy Street, Randleman, 10 am to 12 pm. Children under 12 FREE with adult admission (limit 2 children per admission). Bring your lunch & eat a picnic on the porch! • July 4 – 4th of July Celebration – Creekside Park, 214 Park Drive, Archdale, 4 pm. Festivities begin at 4 pm with the opening of amusement rides and vendors. The Part Time Party Band will perform at 7 pm and fireworks will go off at 9:45 pm. No admission charge, parking inside the park is limited and once full the entrance will be closed. • July 4 – Fireworks with the Asheboro Copperheads – McCrary Ballpark, 134 Southway Road, Asheboro, 7 pm. Come enjoy everything American and celebrate the 4th of July with the Asheboro Copperheads Baseball team with an outstanding fireworks show immediately following the game. • July 7 – Liberty’s July Celebration, Downtown Liberty, 10 am – 5:30 pm. Liberty's July Celebration features arts and crafts, music, food, and fireworks. Fireworks display at 9 pm. • July 9 – Movie Mondays at the Richard Petty Museum, 142 West Academy Street, Randleman, 10 am to 12 pm. Children under 12 FREE with adult admission (limit 2 children per admission). Bring your lunch & eat a picnic on the porch! • July 12 – Summer Movies for Kids & Thrifty Thursday Movie – “Kung Fu Panda 2”, Sunset Theatre, 234 Sunset Avenue, Asheboro. Show times are 10 am, 1 pm, & 7 pm. Admission is $5, includes small popcorn and small drink. Please call 626-1240 x 12 to reserve space for groups of five or more.

• July 14 – Liberty’s 2nd Saturday Cruise-in, 102 N Fayetteville Street, Liberty, 2 to 8 pm. Enjoy displays of hot rods, rat rods, muscle cars, exotic late model trucks, military themed vehicles, motorcycles, vintage bicycles, pedal cars, and race cars. FREE. • July 14 – Summer Concert at the Lake, Ramseur Lake, 549 Ramseur Lake Road, Ramseur, 6 to 8 pm. Come enjoy Jim and Valerie Gabehart, “bluegrass music from the hills of West Virginia.” Presented by the Town of Ramseur. FREE. July 15 - Summer Concert Series, Bicentennial Park, Downtown Asheboro, 7 to 8:30 pm featuring the “Black & Blue.” FREE. • July 16 – Movie Mondays at the Richard Petty Museum, 142 West Academy Street, Randleman, 10 am to 12 pm. Children under 12 FREE with adult admission (limit 2 children per admission). Bring your lunch & eat a picnic on the porch! • July 19 – Summer Movies for Kids & Thrifty Thursday Movie – “Cars 2”, Sunset Theatre, 234 Sunset Avenue, Asheboro. Show times are 10 am, 1 pm, & 7 pm. Admission is $5, includes small popcorn and small drink. Please call 626-1240 x 12 to reserve space for groups of five or more. • July 19 & 20 – Christmas in July, Museum of NC Traditional Pottery, 127 E Main Street, Seagrove, 9 am to 5 pm. Christmas in July will kick off at the Museum of NC Traditional Pottery in downtown Seagrove with demonstrations and refreshments. Pick up a list of participating potters and visit the shops to purchase special edition Christmas-themed items. FREE.


• July 20 – Friday Night Bluegrass, featuring “Freeman & Williams,” Sunset Theatre, 234 Sunset Avenue, Asheboro, 7 pm. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., show begins at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $5 in advance or $7 at the door. For more information, call 336-626-1240. • July 20 – Operation Red Sleigh “Sleigh Run,” Bicentennial Park, 135 Sunset Avenue, Asheboro, 7 to 9 pm. Operation Red Sleigh holds The Sleigh Run as an annual fundraiser. The run will leave from downtown Asheboro at 7pm on a certified 5K. Snacks will be provided and awards will be given out by age group. Cyclists participating in the Sleigh Ride will be able to participate in the Sleigh Run for only $5. Runners alone will be $20. • July 21 – Operation Red Sleigh “Sleigh Ride,” Bicentennial Park, 135 Sunset Avenue, Asheboro, 8 am to 2 pm. Operation Red Sleigh holds The Sleigh Ride as an annual fundraiser. The terrain and view are beautiful. There is a 75 mile, 45 mile and 25 mile route options. Experienced riders will enjoy a beautiful ride through southwest Randolph County. Throughout the route you will experience challenging climbs that will bring out the best in you. All routes will have police escort and emergency service or law enforcement at every intersection for your safety. We will also have a sag wagon available for those with mechanical problems, as well as rest stops every 20 miles. • July 22 – Smithhill School Senior Brass Band Concert, Bicentennial Park, 135 Sunset Avenue, Asheboro, 7 pm. Free concert featuring a youth brass band from England. For more information, call 336-626-1240.

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