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Dear Neighbors, Every time I have an opportunity to stop and take a breath, the month has flown by. It literally seems like last week when I was putting the final touches on the second edition of Archdale & Trinity Magazine and here I am wrapping up issue number three. Crazier than that, next month is December. On one hand I am asking myself where the year has gone and on the other I am thinking about all that I have accomplished in the preceding eleven months. If I don’t focus on my accomplishments, the time that has passed will seem frivolously spent. I guess it is a good thing I keep track of all the tasks I have completed. Of course, there are tons that weren’t completed and even forgotten about, but I won’t think about those. Still, I wish there were a way to slow time down a bit. The elections are over and Thanksgiving is around the corner with Christmas close behind. I imagine I’ll blink and it will be 2013, that is, unless the Mayans were right and the world comes to an end. Like the big millennium bug scare back at the tail end of 1999, I am going to go to sleep and if I wake up the next morning and the world is still here, I’ll go about my day like I usually do. If it isn’t I guess I wake up somewhere else, hopefully the cooler of the two possibilities. One thing is for sure, I am going to enjoy the holidays like they’re my last, but then too, this is a regular part of my annual modus operandi. Unfortunately, I always regret it on January 1st when it is time to make my resolutions. Although I reflect on years gone by and ponder the many pounds I have gained over the years, I am comforted by the thought that this year isn’t any different than the rest. Maybe one day I’ll find the motivation to start an exercise program and stick with it. Maybe it will be 2013. For now, I’ll focus on the copious amount of eating that needs to be done between now and then. This issue of Archdale & Trinity Magazine was especially challenging to put together. In the middle of last month as part of a separate partnership, I helped launch Winston Salem’s first arts and entertainment magazine, WS Arts. As soon as I was done with last month’s Archdale & Trinity Magazine, I went to work on WS Arts and as soon as that was complete, I went to work on Asheboro Magazine. The week after I took some needed time off, which put me behind. I have been playing “catch up” ever since. That being the case, I still think we have managed to bring you the best Archdale & Trinity Magazine to date. Our goal is to make the magazine better and better each and every month. I think we have accomplished this, but there is so much more we want to do and so little time to get it done. We’ll manage though, as we always have. Enjoy this month’s magazine and enjoy time with your family during the holidays. As I have discovered since I started publishing magazines, time is fleeting and once it is gone it is gone forever. Life is entirely too short not to take extra time with your loved ones during this holiday season. After all, before you know it, this time next year will be upon us and you’ll be scratching your head, like I am, wondering how time escaped you so quickly.
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CONTENTS 4 | Publisher’s Letter 6 | Nattie’s Frozen Creations A Treat For All Ages
10 | Ask the Expert Final Arrangements
11 | Community News
Express Employment’s “Pay-It-Forward” Holiday Hiring Drive
12 | Community News
The YMCA of High Point Hires New President/CEO
14 | Ask the Expert Your Feet
16 | Business Buzz
Cardinal Cotton Clothing Co mpany
18 | Zoo Zeal
Zoo’s Forest Aviary Warms Winter’s Chill
20 | Library Corner
Library Programs Assist And Enlighten As Well As Entertain
22 | Feature Story
Jewel of the Uwharries
24 | Daily Devotion Clean
26 | At The YMCA
The Y For You Program
27 | Natures Nuances Nature in the Fall Garden
28 | Friendly Faces 29 | Decorating Tips
Your Thanksgiving Table-scape
30 | Upcoming Events November & December
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eil and Nichole Norman have always wanted to own their own business. They would sit around the table at family dinners and dream up business ideas, but until recently, nothing seemed just right. Neil was born at High Point Hospital Regional and grew up in and around Archdale. Nichole moved to Greensboro from Orlando with her Mom and sister and then relocated to Archdale almost 20 years ago. They met during Nichole’s freshman year at high school in the By Sherry B. Johnson band room; Neil played trombone and Nichole the flute.
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Neil worked as a cashier at the local Food Lion during high school. He attended the University of North Carolina Greensboro, where he studied Marketing. When he graduated, he began working for Food Lion in their corporate office in Salisbury,. He is a Category Manager for their Packaged Meat Division. He travels around the Eastern US to all of the Food Lion, Hannaford Brothers and Sweetbay Supermarkets in his position. Nichole received her undergraduate degree in Psychology at the University of North Carolina Greensboro, and her masters in Educational Research Methodology and is working on her PhD. Nichole worked in a bank for two years upon graduation, before going back to school. While at school, she had an Assistantship with the Educational Research Methodology department. She resigned after four years to be the Director of Institutional Research, Effectiveness and Reaffirmation at Guilford Technical Community College in Jamestown. Neil and Nichole were looking for a business opportunity that would allow Nichole to spend more time with their daughter Natalie, and work on her dissertation which involves the motivation for college freshmen to join a Living Learning Community. A living learning community offers higher education students who live on campus the chance to experience a one of a kind environment that combines special interests, living, and learning. These communities are specifically designed to deliver educational, social, and developmental experiences to support students. They exist at many colleges and universities to maximize student retention, academic success and provide positive experiences through common interests or academic majors. There are two different types: “academic based” communities that require the student to have a particular major, or “themed” communities that do not require any particular major, but bring students together who share a similar interest.
They had looked into several types of businesses, including owning a health food store, or a Kilwin’s franchise, like the one in Blowing Rock. Everyone in their family loves frozen yogurt. In fact, every Friday night they would pile into their car and end up in Greensboro or High Point at one of the yogurt shops. When they decided to open their business, they were looking to create a trendy, fun place where people could hang out and enjoy themselves. They spent a lot of time looking around the area for the right opportunity, and they spent time praying together about it. Things started to fall into place earlier this year, and with the help of family and friends Nattie’s Frozen Creations became a reality. They were looking for a place in Archdale where people could have a good time, enjoy some sweets and leave with a smile on their face. If you have stepped into Nattie’s at The Shoppes at Bonnie Place in Archdale, you would agree that they have hit a home run! The name came from their daughter Natalie – she was the one that was often convincing them to go out for frozen yogurt on the weekends. They officially opened their doors on May 26th of this year, and it’s been very fast paced and a lot of fun ever since. The name of the shop may be more accurate than they first realized. Their daughter Natalie, who is four, has really taken to the shop. She is often found greeting customers with a cheerful, “Welcome to Nattie’s!” and a smile. She engages younger children in the play area so their parents can relax and enjoy some quiet conversation. The play area has a large chalkboard for drawing, as well as child sized tables and chairs. Later in the afternoon, you might see her with a pintsized broom sweeping the floor or out front cleaning up the leaves that have fallen on the sidewalk. She’s right at home and loves her job as “hostess” to the shop. They offer 15 varieties of constantly changing premium yogurt flavors, and a robust selection of over 75 toppings and syrups. The best part is, if you don’t see something you want, Nichole might add it to the selection – although don’t even think about requesting bacon, she hasn’t given in on adding that flavor topping to the line up quite yet! atmagnc.com
With lots of space and many tables to sit at, Nattie’s is a great place to go after school or church for some social time, or after a ball game. In fact, by popular request they stay open later on Friday nights if there is a home game at Trinity or Wheatmore High Schools so players and their fans can come in and enjoy a treat after the game. They offer fundraising opportunities where a portion of the day’s proceeds go to support non-profit groups, schools, churches, and sports teams in Archdale and South High Point. As a locally owned business, they believe it’s important to give back to the community that supports them. Their large space can accommodate birthday parties, bridal or baby showers, and local reps have even used it to host meetings or sales for Thirty-one, Silpada and Premier Jewelry brands. In fact, just a couple of weeks ago, Archdale Elementary School’s entire Kindergarten walked down with 65 students and teachers to enjoy some yogurt. In recent weeks you might have noticed a big change at Nattie’s, bringing even more selection to their customers. They have teamed up with another local business to bring you wonderful chocolate treats. Brian and Christa Shively own Mama Laura’s Chocolates on N. Main Street and were interested in selling their business. Christa is a full time teacher at Trinity Elementary and Brian was a fireman. With the rise in popularity of frozen yogurt, and with other ice cream shops opening in competition their traffic had dropped off at the shop, and they decided that it wasn’t feasible to keep it open any longer. They originally approached Neil to purchase the business, but after discussing the idea, the two couples decided to form a partnership, and relocate the chocolate shop inside of Nattie’s. Christa taught “Mama” Laura’s children and she was always sending chocolate treats to school. As Laura’s reputation and orders grew, Christa went to work for her part-time, learning the chocolate business. When she retired, Christa and Brian took over. Brian now makes the chocolates full-time, with help from Christa after school and on weekends. Mama Laura’s Chocolates are handdipped bites of goodness, made from the freshest ingredients. In fact, I like to consider myself a connoisseur of fine chocolates – and these are to die for. They offer most of their chocolates in milk, dark or white chocolate varieties. Everything is locally made right in the shop. They do many corporate orders, wedding favors, bridal showers, or just about any special occasion you can dream up. Christmas and Valentine’s are obviously their biggest seasons, so order early to get the best selection! If ever there was a match made in heaven, Nattie’s Frozen Creations and Mama Laura’s Chocolates would be a good choice.n
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Choosing a Funeral Service Provider
here is a choice when it comes to selecting a funeral service provider. It is important to realize that not all funeral homes are the same and many may have more benefits to offer you and your family. After all, you’re entrusting this provider to care for such a prized person and important part of your life. People are often caught off guard with making this decision and haven’t given a lot of thought to the importance of paying tribute to their loved one until they are actually in the moment. When selecting a provider, you want to choose someone who will be there to walk beside you during this difficult time and help you along each step of the way. It is important to research the benefits of choosing a particular provider, making sure that each and every need of your family has been taken into consideration and the value you receive. The provider you choose should take the time to explain your options and suggest personalization choices to make the memory of your loved one’s life celebration as individual and special as they were. Sometimes all you need is a listening ear to get to know the unique life your loved one lived. Most importantly, this is the celebration of your loved one’s life; why not let everyone feel the presence of that person by paying tribute to them in a way that will leave friends saying, “Yes that was Dad” or “Your mother would have really liked that”. The greatest gift you can give yourself and your family is to begin planning these things ahead of time. Having to deal with all these questions to answer when your emotions are weighing you down can cause confusion and uncertainty related to the wishes of what your loved one would have wanted. Choosing the funeral service provider that is going to take the time with your family and pay attention to the details that matter most can make all the difference. Caring for your loved one and your family is a privilege to the provider you have chosen and should never be taken for granted. n
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Express Employment’s “Pay-It-Forward” Holiday Hiring Drive community, bringing hope and encouragement to them and their families. Here’s how local businesses can help: Hire an Express employee for at least 1 week between Nov 1st
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irst of all, we would like to thank our great meet your needs, but that worker will earn a paycheck before community partner’s for allowing us the the holidays. opportunity to work closely with them to provide For each Express employee hired, we will make a $10 donation quality staffing solutions. The overall purpose of to the Christians United Outreach Center food bank. A single
Express is to help people succeed and working $10 donation will provide 40 meals to those in need, so we’re with local companies in our community enables us to carry out hoping to provide enough support for over 4,000 meals! n that mission.
Because of these great community partners we’ve been very fortunate to have put a lot of people to work this last year. In our small way of giving something back to the community, we are starting our “Pay-It-Forward” hiring drive. Being out of work during the holidays can be particularly tough and we would like to make sure as many people as possible earn a paycheck just in time for Christmas. Please join us in our effort to help put 100 unemployed people to work in our
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The YMCA of High Point Hires New President/CEO opened three new YMCA facilities and grown the operation by 115%, serving over 25,000 children, adults and seniors annually. The YMCA of Greater New Orleans also tripled its annual giving campaign to $680,000 by focusing on its most vital community causes: Youth Development, Community Health, and Literacy. David says that his passion is the YMCA’s ability to serve all: “The YMCA is an organization that brings all citizens together, working for one cause: making our Community a better place to live. Whether your passion is Youth Development, Healthy Living, or Outreach to those less fortunate, the Y has a place for you to serve or take part in great programs. I am very excited to be a part of the YMCA of Greater High Point, and look forward to casting this vision throughout our community. The YMCA will play a major role in the fabric of our community.” Phill Miller, Chief Volunteer Officer for the YMCA said, “On behalf of the Board of Directors, we are extremely excited to have David join us as our new CEO of the YMCA of Greater High Point. David’s tremendous enthusiasm and passion is David Ozmore with his family: Wife, Page; contagious, and we are inspired by his vision for our future daughters Lauren 23, Sally Kathryn 9, Jessie 6 and the continued growth and success of our four branches, Hartley Drive, Carl Chavis, Grubb Family and Camp Cheerio.” he YMCA of High Point Board of Directors has David is married to Page and they have three children, two of announced the hiring of David Ozmore as their whom are at home and one who works in Raleigh. new President / CEO. David, who lives in New David began his work at the Y on October 22nd. n Orleans, but is a native North Carolinian, has served YMCAs in Raleigh and Kings Mountain, About the YMCA of Greater High Point: NC (a branch of the Cleveland County Family Serving the community through the Hartley Drive YMCA association). YMCA, the Carl Chavis YMCA, the Carl & Linda During the past four years David has served as the President Grubb Family YMCA in Archdale/Trinity, and / CEO of the YMCA of Greater New Orleans. Altogether David Camp Cheerio in the NC Mountains, the YMCA has worked with the YMCA for 19 years. David earned a serves over 20,000 individuals annually. Focusing Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management and on the areas of Youth Development, Healthy Living, Economics from Wingate University and received his Masters and Social Responsibility, the YMCA provides vital of Science degree from Springfield College in Organizational programs that help improve lives, connect and Management and Leadership. strengthen families, and strengthen the fabric of During his tenure in New Orleans, the YMCA has seen community. Contact the YMCA at www.hpymca.org unprecedented growth and expansion. The YMCA has or www.campcheerio.org. Phone: 336-869-0151.
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ave and John Peele grew up in and freedom, flight and color; and Cotton, nature’s cloth, pure, honest around Archdale & Trinity. Both brothers and available. graduated from Trinity High and Dave While they are starting with hand printed, hand illustrated designs went to Appalachian State University, on quality-made shirts, their goal is far-reaching. To bring textile while John attended North Carolina State production back to North Carolina and create jobs that were University. They both returned home and relocated overseas in the past. John reflects on this aspect, “This
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Design company, Rockbeatspaper. In August, 2011 they were opportunity to affect more than just the two of us and our families sitting down to dinner talking about the future and what they gets my blood pumping. To be a blessing to others and provide wanted to do. “There is something more than family that holds new opportunities, however small they may be at first, keeps us us here in North Carolina. We could have settled anywhere going through the challenging stages of growth. We really desire after college, but we chose to start our business and our to grow, not just for growth sake, but so that we can touch more families here for a reason. We love North Carolina – there is an lives.” They plan to offer quality tops, bottoms, and accessories interesting mix of everything in this state.” Dave stated.
for both men and women. Honest and authentic designs that are
They had always wanted to start a clothing company that timeless and appealing to people in all 50 states, not just North made the kind of stuff they liked to wear, comfortable t-shirts. Carolina. All the brands that they liked had a common thread... their love John started sketching and putting together some design ideas of “something.” Brands from California, Texas, New York, and for shirts. They launched a Facebook page and started to build a Boston had great history and imagery to draw from. As they mailing list and following through Twitter. There were a lot of people were talking it hit them, “North Carolina is great, too!!” So began interested and they didn’t even have a shirt to show people. They the development of Cardinal Cotton Clothing Company. They then got busy with client work at the design firm and the idea sort created the name by combining two very iconic symbols of of drifted along for a time, untended, but they knew in the back of North Carolina – the Cardinal, the bright symbol of the state, their minds that they had to keep pushing on it. 16
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They met up with Benny Johnston at The Red T-Shirt Company in Carolina notebook to come up with references that related. Archdale and he suggested they do up a sample shirt, so people They are very passionate about what they do, and the quality of could touch and feel it. The main focus of their appeal is the fit the product that they offer. They enjoy seeing people appreciate and feel of the shirt. They wanted a shirt that felt like one that had their designs as much as they do, and the response has been been worn and washed 100 times – vintage, comfortable, and amazing. In June, friends in the band Old Southern Moonshine soft. It was important to have the nicest feeling and fitted shirt Revival invited them to set up a table at a promo they were doing that they could find.
at Ziggy’s in Winston-Salem. The response was so encouraging
They launched with nine designs in multiple color ways. They that they worked hard and launched their online only store on stayed true to USA colors – Red, Blue, White, Black and Gray. September 25th and began taking orders in earnest at www. They have universal appeal and people really seem to like what cardinalcotton.com. After the initial spike at launch, traffic has they are doing. They quickly discovered that they would need remained steady. Take an opportunity to visit their store and like to add a woman’s t-shirt to the line, because women loved the them on Facebook, www.facebook.com/cardinalcotton, to keep concept.
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Their designs were symbols and sayings that were iconic to North Each shirt comes with a born on date, stamped into the handmade Carolina – Esse Quam Videri, North Carolina’s state motto, which brown craft paper hangtag, made to look old and worn. Every means “to be rather than to seem;” First in Flight; a nod to the detail of their company from website to packaging has been Wright Brothers; Hold Your Ground, a reference to comments crafted to appeal to the consumer. The shirts themselves are that Union soldiers made about boys from North Carolina during soft and very wearable. They have customers from as far away the Civil war, they were stubborn and held their ground against all as Brazil, France and Japan. comers; NC No. 12, imprinted on their shirts to celebrate North These southern boys are very passionate about their company, Carolina being the 12th state in the Union; and many more subtle their family, and their home state. They are celebrating North references to the great state we all call home. In fact, Dave told Carolina in a very unique way, and making a positive impact with me it was like reliving the 4th grade going through his North their commitment to their community. n atmagnc.com
Zoo’s Forest Aviary Warms Winter’s Chill Story & photos by Tom Gillespie, NC Zoo Staff
ven in the grip of winter, when the area’s songbirds are gone and summer’s warmth has turned to winter’s freeze, the R.J. Reynolds Forest Aviary exhibit at the North Carolina Zoo averages a warm mid-70s. With more than 2,500 specimens representing almost 600 species, the Forest Aviary is believed to house the largest tropical plant collection under one roof in North Carolina. The award-winning exhibit officially opened Aug. 26, 1982, and immediately became a visitor favorite. Inside, tropical plants, exotic birds and unique displays recreate the wonders of tropical forests from around the world. In addition to the flora and fauna, educational panels and displays help visitors understand the fragile nature of these forest ecosystems, particularly how rainforests are being quickly destroyed by human encroachment. Always one of the zoo’s most popular attractions, the Forest Aviary gained national attention in the 90s when renowned zoo exhibit designer John Coe named it one of the 10 best zoo natural-habitat exhibits in America in an article published in USA Today. Since an extensive 18-month, $850,000 renovation was completed in May 2000, even more exotic plants and animals have been added, including the green wood hoopoe and the yellow-rumped cacique. Forest Aviary visitors may also recognize many old favorites such as the scarlet ibis, Victoria crowned pigeon and Chilean flamingo. Generally, the best time to view the birds is at their 18
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ince its Forest Aviary exhibit opened in 1982, the N.C. Zoo has been recognized for some of the most significant bird hatchings among American zoos. One such event is the first American hatching of a golden white-eye, a bright yellow and green species that is native to the Marianas Islands in the western Pacific. The species is now classified as critically endangered in the wild on their native island, Saipan, because of the introduction of the brown tree snake. A non-native species, the snake is thought to have reached the island by cargo ship or plane. To stop this decimation, proactive measures have included the establishment of captive-breeding programs and the introduction of the species to snake-free islands on their archipelago. Currently in the United States, there are 35 golden white-eyes—four of which are at the N.C. Zoo. Zoo visitors can daily see two of the four in the Forest Aviary exhibit.
9:30 a.m. feeding. After the renovation, the zoo’s horticulture staff also added a significant number of species to better represent the topical rain forest theme. Because of their natural camouflaging, many of the birds in the Forest Aviary are not easily seen at first. According to Aviary and educational staff members, visitors who want to fully appreciate the exhibit need to sit for a while and listen and look, not just quickly walk through. But just as it is in a rain forest, if visitors give the birds time, they will come out. One of the N.C. Zoo’s most important objectives is to maintain viable populations of exotic and endangered birds for their own collections as well as for other zoos and bird facilities around the country. To this end, the Zoo has become a national leader in the breeding of rare and endangered birds, most of which will be exhibited in the Forest Aviary at some time. One such species that visitors can see at the Forest Aviary is the highly endangered Bali mynah. By some accounts, there are less than 15 left in the wild. Like so many other endangered bird species, the mynah population in the wild is being dramatically
impacted by habitat destruction due to timber harvest, illegal bird trade, poaching and nest-site competition from other bird species. Conservation officials in their native Bali have even resorted to using armed guards to protect nesting areas. The Aviary’s Bali mynahs are taken off exhibit between September and March due to their interference with the breeding activities of other Aviary species. Unfortunately, the safety of the plants and animals inside the Aviary’s miniature rain forest is a far cry from the uncertainty of today’s indigenous rain forests worldwide, where cattle ranching, settlement, logging, large mining operations and hydro electric dams daily threaten their existence. Rain forests are the source of some of our most widely used products and the wintering ground for many of our favorite migratory birds. Yet tropical rain forests are being decimated, and species are being lost before we are even able to discover them. It’s an exhibit where visitors can go inside, close their eyes and pretend they’re on a tropical island, engrossed in the wonderful bio-diversity that’s there. Not a bad experience, especially on a cold winter day when summer’s warmth is a faint memory. n atmagnc.com
Library Programs Assist And Enlighten As Well As Entertain By Jonathan Farlow
than subjects such as estate planning, nutrition and exercise,
books” has almost disaster preparedness and weatherization. These are but a become
mantra few programs that can steer people in the right direction if they
for librarians here in need assistance in a particular area. On September 26th, Jo this modern age; we Ellen Needham, the Seniors’ Health Insurance Information seek to inform people Program Coordinator for the Randolph County Senior Adults
that the dusty, stuffy old libraries, full of boring leather bound Association, presented a program on upcoming changes in books and mean old ladies is a thing of the past. We now the Medicare System. Then on February 12th Johnny Price have movies in two different media, audio books, e-books of the North Carolina Employment Security Commission will and internet access but that hardly scratches the surface. speak on benefits and other assistance for the unemployed. One thing that people don’t consider are the many programs
The assistance that the library can offer is no longer limited
that the library has to offer. Most people pigeon hole library by subject and media. The mission of the Randolph County programs as story times, which are top notch, or maybe Public Library System is to provide for the informational and book clubs, but they are much more than that. For example reading needs of the citizens of Randolph and surrounding there are family movie nights in which families can view a counties. This statement does not limit their methods to movie with popcorn and other refreshments absolutely free books or printed material. The library is here to serve the of charge. We also have offered programs on dinosaurs and community whether that is finding someone a book to read, ghost hunting. On November 2nd, Bigfoot expert Michael a movie to watch, access to a much needed website or to Greene, held a program on his favorite subject.
point them in the direction of a much needed solution to an
In addition to programs that entertain, the library has also important problem. n scheduled programs that inform and assist. Programs on 20
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Fun with Food
It’s a Chicken, It’s A Duck, It’s a Turkey...It’s a Turducken??
By Sherry B Johnson
espite what you have seen in stores since late September, there is still a holiday between Halloween and Christmas called Thanksgiving. It is my favorite holiday because it is based entirely around eating and enjoying time with your family and friends. For something a little unusual this holiday season, a Turducken is a great substitute for turkey or roast at Thanksgiving or Christmas. Far from traditional, a Turducken is a chicken stuffed inside a duck, which is then stuffed inside a turkey. Between each bird is a layer of stuffing, which ranges from the mild and traditional cornbread stuffing to other Cajun fare, such as andouille sausage stuffing, oyster stuffing and even shrimp étouffée. The entire trio is then either deep fried, Acadian-style, or slow-cooked by braising, roasting, grilling or barbecuing. A Turducken is a great option for those who are looking for a new and exciting alternative to the run-of-the-mill turkey this holiday season, especially if you’re feeding a large group. Offer this unusual “bird” at your table, and your friends and family will be talking about the meal for years to come. The origins of Turducken are a bit foggy, as two claim to have invented it Paul Prudhomme and Hebert’s (pronounced Ay-Bears) Specialty Meats in Maurice, Louisiana. I don’t know who invented it; in fact, nesting birds together can be traced back to medieval times. The largest recorded nested bird roast is 17 birds, attributed to a royal feast in France in the early 19th century. This dish could not be legally recreated in the modern era as many of the birds used are now protected species. All I know is that a chicken, stuffed inside a duck, stuffed inside a turkey just has to be good. It can also make for a labor-intensive day of prep if you’re not familiar with deboning poultry. If you want to try it at home, there are several cookbooks on the market or videos at youtube.com that offer detailed instructions. Whatever you decide to have for your holiday feast, enjoy the time spent with your family and friends, as that is the best part of the Holiday Season! n
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JEWEL OF THE UWHARRIES By Mike Grant
s you travel west on Hwy 64, about 7 miles outside of Asheboro, have you ever noticed a short, long mountain on the left hand side? If I had to guess most of us have probably never paid much attention to this particular mountain. Six years ago when my wife and I purchased our property I noticed the view of this mountain. As the land was cleared and our home was under construction, I became more intrigued by this mountain. Once our home was completed, I stood on the deck and realized that I could view the entire mountain from our home. It was then that I yearned to know its history. I wondered what it had witnessed through the last 300 years or so. I began to do some research, at first via the internet and then by frequenting the Randolph Room, located in our public library. The thing that struck me the most was that almost everyone I talked with who had lived in Asheboro most of their lives had no idea what the name of this fascinating 22
mountain was, or any knowledge of its history. Since I have only been a resident of Asheboro for 16 years, I also was not familiar with the history of Randolph County. So with a little studying, and taking my first hike up on the mountain with my good friend David Henderson, I began to learn just how interesting this magnificent mountain truly is. This mountain goes back millions of years. It is part of the Uwharrie Mountain Range. At one time it is said that these mountains were some of the tallest mountains in all of North America. I thought this information was an interesting fact because obviously they have eroded quite a bit through time. The Keyauwee Indians lived all around this mountain, and history tells us they gave our mountain its first name, “Jewel of the Uwharries”. As you begin to hike towards the southern peak, you quickly start to notice the very large boulders, everywhere. These boulders are as large as some houses, and larger than any I have ever seen. Once you get to the
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peak you quickly see why the Native Americans used this area, the boulders appeared to have offered large closed in areas for gatherings and protection. Legend tells us that there is an undiscovered cave in this area that is large enough to hold 100 warriors, and if ever found would contain a plethora of artifacts. In the early 1700’s an English explorer by the name of John Lawson discovered and mapped this area. He lived among the Native Americans and spoke of an Indian Princess in the area; being the most beautiful he had ever seen. History also tells us that the great Indian trading path ran through this same area as well. In the mid 1700’s another man by the name of Godfrey Ridges established a trading post somewhere on this mountain. This is where the mountain received the name by which it is known to us today, “Ridges Mountain”. Gold prospectors in the mid 1800’s called the mountain “Green Mountain” because of the dark green volcanic rock. Also, during the winter months from the southern peak, you have a complete panoramic view of Randolph County. What I have written here is only a fraction of the history, but imagine, less than 300 years ago, you could stand on top of one of those huge boulders, and watch hundreds of Native American Indians going about their daily business, or to the trading post. Imagine watching the buffalo roam around down in the low areas! Wow! What a sight to behold! Fortunately, the North Carolina Zoo and the Piedmont Land Conservancy acquired approximately 180 acres of this mountain. Another 125 acres off the southern peak is privately owned and leased to John Wesley College for preservation and educational use. I recently had the privilege of attending a plaque dedication presented by the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America honoring John Lawson and his efforts in discovering this area. It was at this dedication that I had the pleasure of meeting and talking with the private owner of the 125 acres. I quickly noticed the love and passion he has for this mountain. He informed me that he has hiked almost every foot of the whole mountain. The day of the plaque dedication he hiked to the top of the southern peak, quicker than anyone else, putting us all to shame! It was then that I realized how very important it is to help preserve, and also help inform our younger generation about this very historical area. I have been hiking on Ridges Mountain several times and always look forward to getting back up there and discovering something new! It truly is the “Jewel of the Uwharries”. Hiking on Ridges Mountain makes for a great day trip for family, couples or by yourself. If you would like to make the trip, the southern pinnacle area is gated but accessible by permission. The northern end is off Hwy 64 West, take a left on Garrentown Rd, left on Ridges Mtn Trail, right on Summit Ct. There is a sign informing you of the walking trail put in by the North Carolina Zoo. It may be best to contact the zoo for more information at (336)879-7401. n
Mike Grant grew up in the small historical community of Yadkin College located outside of Lexington, N.C. He later moved to Winston-Salem and attended Forsyth Technical College. Mike served as President of the Clemmons Jaycees for two terms. Under his leadership, many projects were accomplished in the community by working with Tanglewood Park, the Town of Clemmons and the Clemmons Historical Society. Most notable, was the help in restoration of the undercarriage of the Hattie Butner Stagecoach, now displayed in the Clemmons Town Hall. Mike also served on the Board of Managers for the fund raising and construction of the West Forsyth Family YMCA. Mike was later elected and served as the State Vice President for the North Carolina Jaycees. He moved to Asheboro sixteen years ago to marry his wife Veronica, where they currently reside. Mike loves history and becomes excited about finding anything old and then researching it. He would love to see a local Historical Museum in Randolph County in the future.
uring ten-hour workdays, mother sat at her assigned machine, stitching racks of leather shoes. Father spent his long days cutting the leather the many women sewed, stitching shoes they would never wear. In the old country he was a ship’s engineer. The man working next to him had been a teacher. In their new country, what mattered was having any job, learning English and making sure their children had opportunity. There was little money for extra clothes. Each evening, after their four children were in bed, mother carried the bundle of the day’s laundry down to the cellar for hand washing. For years, she scrubbed their dirty clothes on a corrugated metal washboard; later on they bought a white enamel-washing tub with a clothes ringer made of two wooden rolling pins. Either way — washing was late night labor. Each school morning their children hurried to the cellar to get their dry clothes off the inside clothesline, or went outside in the warmer weather for the same reason. At school, the native-born children teased the immigrant children of the factory workers for wearing the same clothes daily. It did not matter that the clothes were clean, well sewn and neatly patched. What mattered was their sameness. Like little children who see only what is directly before their eyes, whose understanding cannot penetrate the complexities of life, we, too, often judge others by their clothes. God sees us differently. n Let’s Pray: Dear God, clean my heart that I may see with godly eyes this day. Amen. Here’s a Thought: Create in me a clean heart, O God. Reverend Peter Baldwin Panagore of DailyDevotions.org, is a native of Massachusetts, graduated with a Masters of Divinity degree in Divinity from Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut and with a B.A. in English from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. St. John’s High School of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, an Xaverian Brothers sponsored school, provided him with his preparatory school education. In 2003, he was recruited to apply for the position of Pastor of the First Radio Parish Church of America (DailyDevotions. org). FRPCA is America’s oldest continuous religious broadcast, founded 1926, and now reaching 1.5 million listeners, viewers and readers a week on TV, radio and internet, including American Forces Radio Network. From 1999-2006 Reverend Panagore was a staff writer at Homiletics, the leading and cutting-edge nationwide worship preparation journal for mainline clergy. Homiletics has published more than a hundred of his sermons. He has also published short stories in anthologies, most notably, Chicken Soup for the Veteran’s Soul, by New York Times Best Selling editor Jack Canfield. Two Minutes for God was released by Touchstone/Fireside an imprint of Simon & Schuster, in early December of 2007 and landed immediately on the Maine Best Seller list.
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he YMCA has always strived to be an inclusive organization where everyone belongs. The Y is for Youth Development, Healthy Living, and Social Responsibility. As a cause driven organization, it is the YMCA’s duty to make sure that everyone has access to the services they need to live a healthy lifestyle. The Grubb Family YMCA in ArchdaleTrinity is launching an exciting new initiative called “The Y for You Program” which will make YMCA membership and programs accessible to everyone in the community. The Y For You Program will include a pricing structure based on income and number of people in the family. This will allow families of all sizes and incomes to afford the services offered at the YMCA. In order to qualify for the program applicants will need to bring in the top page of their 1040 Federal Tax Return along with their membership application or program registration form. Based on their gross income and number of people in the household their price will then be discounted and they can sign up that day.
The YMCA understands that with the state of the economy many families to not have the spare funds that they once did for extracurricular activities that are so crucial for children’s development, health, and socialization. Funding for this program is provided by the United Way as well as our annual Friends of Youth Campaign. All donations made to our Friends of Youth Campaign go directly towards allowing children and families in the community to participate in programs such as basketball, after school care, and soccer which they normally may not be able to afford. The YMCA believes that it is so important for all children to have access to these programs and cannot provide it without the help of our generous donors. Every donation, whether big or small, helps a child or a family in the community to participate in activities that help to promote positive values and physical activity. If you would like more information on how to donate to the Friends of Youth Campaign or to find out if you qualify for The Y For You Program please contact the Grubb Family YMCA at (336) 861-7788. n
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Nature in the Fall Garden By Faylene Whitaker (Whitaker Farms)
eel the frost in the air and the purity of nature festive feeling. In the garden be sure to get all of those fallen all around you. The squirrels are running all leaves off the grass so they don’t smother it. Now is a great over the place and gathering up their nuts time to plant trees and shrubs, especially dogwoods since for the winter. The berries are showing their they will establish much better during the fall and winter than beauty on the hollies and the pinecones are during the spring months. on display. There are many beautiful plants Be sure to have houseplants during the winter months inside
for the fall garden.
as they help purify the air we breathe. You don’t want to
Let’s begin with adding some planters on the patio and porch overwater them because more of them are killed by too much that will last through the winter. Your nurseries will now have water than by not getting enough. some great evergreens in stock to be the centerpiece of your It is also time to get that fresh North Carolina Christmas Tree, container.
remember to keep it watered regularly and out of the front of
There are many to choose from Alberta spruce, gallon pots heat vents as this will dry it out. If you are using a balled and of arborvitae, camellias, blue spruce, pines, and hollies, burlapped Christmas tree it must be in a container so you can just to name a few. You can surround these with pansies, keep it watered until you are ready to plant it in the garden. cabbages, ivies, purple Heuchera, etc. These will make your Take time this Thanksgiving to spend with family and friends containers come alive for the winter. I also add magnolia and remember those that are away from their families leaf branches down in my containers for the holidays. For protecting our country. We are truly blessed in this nation for Thanksgiving add in a small pumpkin or some small gourds all of our freedoms and the many blessings God has given then for Christmas you can remove these and add in some each of us. He has truly blessed me with a wonderful family waterproof artificial berries and some small lights for that and today as you read this may he truly bless you. n
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Your Thanksgiving Table-scape
By Molly McClean
Thanksgiving is fast approaching. The smells, the textures and colors of the season enliven all our senses, and my mind drifts back to my favorite holiday, at my grandmother’s home. I remember vividly the large spread of cranberries, sweet potato casserole, vegetables galore and, of course, the most prized piece of the ensemble; the Thanksgiving turkey. In my eyes, this holiday resembled a Norman Rockwall painting, with the family around the tables in the dining room and the breakfast area, laughing and spending hours chatting about people and times past. One of my favorite quotes is “the fondest memories are made when gathered around the table.” In keeping with southern tradition, many of us spent a lot of time around the table, and yet like most families, as we grew older and started on our own, many of us moved away. My grandmother passed away, and this tradition hasn’t been quite the same as it was in my family. However, to this day, whether it is a holiday or a regular day, the table-scape is one of the most important scenes in my home. Although cooking is not really my favorite past- time, I know gathering around the table is critically important to any family unit. There, laughter is shared and memories are made. As the season of thanks approaches, there are a few elements to consider for creating a beautiful scene on your table. Turn to classic decorations with old-fashioned appeal, such as autumn leaves, pumpkins and gourds in every shape, size and color to add height and depth to the center of your table. Candlelight is always a welcome feature, formal occasion or not. As a child, I remember singeing my hair on a candle I insisted my grandmother light at the table, although we were only having pizza! Even as a child, I was into presentation.
Adding a few tea lights creates ambience and warmth and invites your guests to linger. Personalize your table by adding place cards, which you can create by writing your guests’ names on leaves, small pumpkins or actual place cards. Each guest will feel special and appreciate the time you took to make this gathering unique. Even if you are going buffet style for your feast this year, you can still create beautiful place settings using casual and formal dinnerware together. The combination of nostalgic rooster soup bowls accompanied by golden stoneware and green cut glass distributes the color throughout the table, tying it all together with the centerpiece. Mix and match pieces such as these and bring out the fine crystal and silver. For the finishing touch, tie napkins with a piece of raffia, and place harvest corn sparingly on the table, for added texture. Family and friends will be welcomed to a Thanksgiving table that reflects great warmth; a beautiful setting for creating laughter and wonderful new memories. Happy decorating . . .and Happy Thanksgiving! n
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Free Holiday Concert & Food Drive to benefit COAT, Archdale Elementary School, 207 Trindale Road, Archdale. Admission: accepting donations for nonperishable food items at the door. Call 336-431-6325 or visit www.operationchristmasstar. com. Soul Biscuit will be playing, with special guests The Good Ole Boys.
Archdale Trinity Chamber of Commerce Planning Retreat, Meadowbrook Inn, Blowing Rock, 12 Noon on Friday and ends on Saturday at 12 pm. Open to all members of the Archdale & Trinity Chamber of Commerce. Retreat & Room reservations must be made by October 15th. Contact the Chamber of Commerce for more information at 336-434-2073.
Happy Thanksgiving! Archdale Trinity Chamber of Commerce Christmas Business After Hours, String & Splitter, 305 W High Avenue, High Point, 5:30 to 7 pm.
Colors Edge North South Shootout by PPG, Caraway Speedway, 2518 Race Track Road, Sophia. $35 general admission, $40 reserved, $50 VIP (2 day). For more information visit their website www.northsouthshootout.com.
Archdale Christmas Parade, 3 p.m. $10 to participate. The parade is coordinated by Chuck and Millie Fletcher. Call 431-5738.
5th Annual Celebration of Seagrove Potters, Historic Luck’s Cannery, 798 Pottery Highway 705, Seagrove, Fri. 6 – 9 pm, Sat. 9 am to 6 pm, Sun. 10 am to 4 pm. - catered reception, live music, and collaborative auction, two days of potters market, demonstrations, children’s handson activities, and historical and educational presentations.
Creekside Christmas, Creekside Park, Park Drive, Archdale. Lovers, young and old, can snuggle on a moonlit carriage or hay ride through the park.
Open Barn at Caraway Alpacas, 1079 Jarvis Miller Road, Asheboro, 10 am to 3 pm. Interact with the animals, see and purchase products created from their fibers at this annual open house at Caraway Alpacas. FREE.
Holiday Tours of Linbrook Hall, 5507 Snyder Country Road, Trinity, 12 to 5 pm. A special holiday afternoon at Linbrook Hall. Each room viewed on the tour will feature beautiful holiday decorations selected from the Neals’ own personal collection of holiday decor. Adults $20, Seniors (60+) $15, Children $12, under 6 FREE.
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