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Exploring Volunteerism for Teens
Sports Are For Everyone
Winston-Salem Community Groups for Parents & Kids
Babe Ruth World Series Comes to Clemmons
Good Guys Ride White Horses: Exclusive Interview with Jerry Brooks, Chief of Clemmons Fire Station
Fire Safety Tips
What’s Missing From this Picture? The LewisvilleClemmons Chamber of Commerce Wants You to Join!
“One Team, One Mission,” An Introduction to Sheriff William T. Schatzman & the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office
Police Safety Tips
48-53 Lewisville-Clemmons Chamber
Enlist to Be Fit
Commit to Be Fit Locally
Haunts of Forsyth Growing Young Leaders
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Letter from the Offices of Forsyth Community
Letter from the Village of Clemmons
Letter from the Town of Lewisville
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Great Things to Do in Lewisville and Clemmons Shop Local: Support Your Local Businesses A Historical Driving Tour of Clemmons
Loyal to Local
The Life of Live Music
Summer Plays Brought to You by the Town of Lewisville
Cinema Under the Stars
A New Year & New Opportunities at the Village Farmer’s Market
2017 Events: Plans to Entertain & Create Memories
Being an Active Member in Your Community
A Year at the YMCA
Dara Kurtz with Crazy Perfect Life: “Don’t Be Afraid to Hear the Word No”
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of Commerce Business Directory
Clemmons, NC: Dog Loving Town, USA!
Bright Stars in Our Community
An Active Kid Is a Happy Kid
92-93 Clemmons Facts and
Be Prepared: Disaster Planning and Emergency Kits
94-95 Lewisville Facts and
Ways to Volunteer in Your Community
Women Who Care: One Act Can Change a Path
18-19 Local Eats
Giving Back in Clemmons
96-97 Village of Clemmons
Clemmons Resources Lewisville Resources Advertiser Index
16-17 Local Boutiques
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Dear Readers, Our sincere thank you for picking up this issue of Forsyth Community. For the third year, we have concentrated our efforts on a publication designed to enrich the lives of those living in and visiting the Lewisville and Clemmons communities. The magazine you hold serves multiple purposes – that of a residential guide for those who live here… a relocation guide for those who are moving here… and a visitor’s guide for those who are just passing through. Lewisville and Clemmons are an important part of the Forsyth County socio-economic system. The businesses that operate in these small communities make a tremendous impact on our local marketplace, and those who support them are an integral part of the process. Forsyth Magazines is also a part of that process. We are a small, locallyowned business ourselves and are made up of residents of this community. Our magazines – this one and our three other titles – are based in Clemmons. Our business is an active part of our Lewisville-Clemmons Chamber of Commerce, as well as active within our community. With our business model centered around supporting other local businesses through advertising in our magazines, we know the importance of the “loyal to local” movement. Whether you are a long-time resident, new to the community, or visiting, please introduce yourselves to these advertising partners. They are paving the way to help all of us grow a stronger and more viable community for today and tomorrow.
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In the meantime, we encourage you to show your support to the community you live in. Our cover reflects the kind of community spirit we know Lewisville and Clemmons are noted for… that camaraderie and neighborhood-focused care that is ultimately what makes the difference between a town and community. In our world, that is riddled with negativity, bad news, and violence… where it seems that everyone is out for themselves… let’s make it a mission to be a neighbor to one another. Be a friend, pay it forward, or offer a stranger a random act of kindness. Let Lewisville and Clemmons be the kind of towns that offer hospitality and service to one another and our visitors. Thank you for being a part of our community. And if you’re new – welcome! We are glad you’ve decided to call this place home. For those who are visiting, thank you for stopping by! We sincerely hope you enjoy your time with us and that you’ll return soon! We are very grateful to you for reading and for your support. And of course, a special thank you to our friends at the Lewisville-Clemmons Chamber of Commerce, Village of Clemmons, and Town of Lewisville for their assistance in making this magazine happen!
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From the Village of Clemmons CLEMMONS MAYOR NICK NELSON
Welcome to the Village of Clemmons, a special place that truly embraces modern amenities, mixed with the comforts of Southern charm. With only 10 miles separating downtown Clemmons from downtown WinstonSalem, the 5th largest city in North Carolina, Clemmons is a perfect place to visit, host a conference, own a business, or reside with your family. Clemmons has its own charm and attractions, with the option of an easy commute to an urban environment.
Allow Clemmons to be your “home base” for access to the Yadkin Valley Wine Region, located just west of the Village and home to 42 wineries and vineyards open to the public. If you enjoy golfing, we have 16 courses within 20 miles that can challenge golfers at all levels. Several of these local courses have even hosted major tournaments in the past. Enjoy a serene morning or afternoon in the picturesque North Carolina landscape while you home your game.
The Village of Clemmons has been a host for visitors and travelers for 215 years. We would like to invite you to discover the rich history of days past when Clemmons was established as a hub for agriculture and industry. Visit Clemmons Milling Company, one of the oldest structures in Clemmons, located on Hampton Road. The grandson of Peter Clemmons, founder of the Village owned a successful stagecoach business. His last and largest coach, “Hattie Butner,” has been restored and is on display in Village Hall. Find out more about our rich history, and explore a driving tour on page 22.
While you are here, we encourage you to spend time outdoors. Enjoy a hike or a bike ride along the Village Point Greenway. Bring your fishing pole to catch “the big one” from the Village Point Greenway Pier. From May until the end of October, Saturday mornings are booming at Village Hall, home to the Tanglewood Farmers Market. Throughout the year, bring your family to one of our many family events, including Movie Nights in the Village, a free showing under the stars at the Jerry Long YMCA; Pedal and Metal Fest, featuring bike safety demonstrations and big trucks of all kinds; the Clemmons Ice Cream Festival, featuring live music and everyone’s favorite summer treat; the Monster Dash and Goblin Hop, including community partners with activities and treats for your little ones to trick-or-treat around the greenway; as well as our Annual Tree Lighting.
The Village of Clemmons has a vibrant business community with over 1,000 registered businesses. Many of these include locally owned and chain restaurants. In fact, there are over 27 choices of dining within a one-mile radius. Businesses include retail, manufacturing, and professional services. The Lewisville-Clemmons Chamber of Commerce is extremely active in the community, welcoming businesses of all sizes and varieties. We would love to host your next conference, meeting, or special event. Other than the hospitality and wonderful amenities, another thing that makes us stand out is the abundance of FREE parking. There is not a single paid parking lot or meter located within the entire Village of Clemmons. With meeting facilities that can accommodate up to 1000 people, as well as smaller and more intimate venues, we can accommodate a wide range of group requests. The area offers accommodation options for every size and budget. Selections range from three hotels to a 44 campsite RV campground to a historic bed and breakfast.
The Village of Clemmons has been recognized as one of the top places to live and raise a family in North Carolina by niche.com, movoto.com, and citiesjournal.com. We would like to welcome you to consider calling Clemmons home. With one of the lowest tax rates in North Carolina and a wide selection of high-quality housing, from luxury apartments to immaculate single family homes, Clemmons continues to be one of the fastest growing municipalities in the state. The elementary, middle, and high schools are highly rated, with West Forsyth High School consistently leading the county in standardized test scores. We take great pride in our Village, and welcome you to find your niche if you are here to work, play, live, or all three. Utilize our hospitality and take in all the wonderful amenities that Clemmons has to offer. Please feel free to call or stop by the Town Hall and let us know how we may be able to serve you better.
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From the Town of Lewisville LEWISVILLE MAYOR MIKE HORN
In August, the Town of Lewisville celebrated the 25th anniversary of our incorporation. For many of those who have helped shape our community over the years, this was indeed a time of celebration. I believe we can say with conviction that we’ve done many, many things right to create a community of which we can all be proud.
How have we accomplished what we have today?
One of our activities commemorating this occasion was depositing a time capsule in our town square with artifacts and items representing Lewisville today. It will be opened in 2066.
We’ve sought out the most talented, committed and insightful of our residents to participate in our town committees and boards. This is fundamental to how we govern today. If you trust their judgment and guidance, you will be surprised and pleased by their wisdom.
As Mayor, it was my privilege to compose a message on behalf of the town that would be included with the other material. While I’m generally not at a loss for words, this task proved considerably more daunting than I would have anticipated. I wanted to be reflective of our first 25 years. I wanted to be inspirational for those who would read this message half a century from now. And I wanted to pen something meaningful, of which our residents would be proud. Of course, I won’t be present in body when this message is read 50 years from now, but I hope I accomplished my goals. What follows is what I wrote on behalf of our residents. To Lewisville Residents 2066 The community in which we live in 2016, and what we hope you have inherited, is the result of an unwavering commitment to our residents to the vision detailed in our Comprehensive Plan. This plan reflects the aspirations, hopes, and dreams of our residents who have helped shape, through their participation in the process, what Lewisville has become during our first 25 years. Lewisville today is a community of incredible generosity, genuine concern for neighbors and great pride in what we have built here together. Our residents are good and honest people who, every day, do extraordinary things to make Lewisville an extraordinary place to live.
We’ve engaged our residents to lead the town’s visioning process through participation in our comprehensive planning. And we’ve diligently adhered to that planning.
We’ve preserved the integrity of our town council and staff which, in its first 25 years, has risen above partisan politics and worked together with respect for each other and a selfless commitment to the betterment of our community. We’ve respected the voices of our residents. Yet, we’ve been mindful to choose what is in the best long-term interests of our town and have resisted the temptation to make decisions under pressure because it may be politically advantageous. Citizen engagement. Respect. Selflessness. Sound judgment. These are the principles on which your town was built. These are the principles that we hope have endured and become entwined in your values. We can only imagine what Lewisville might be like a half century from now when you read this letter. We hope you have chosen wisely and preserved our unique small town character. In 2016, as we look to the future, we have great faith and confidence in our residents, and in succeeding town councils, to preserve and nurture the essence of this community of which we are all so proud. With great hope and best wishes, Mike Horn, Mayor
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Great Things to Do in Lewisville & Clemmons BY MEGAN TAYLOR Lewisville and Clemmons are two towns, similar in size and location, but with lots of unique things to do with family and friends. We’ve compiled a go-to guide for all things including shopping, good eats, and more in the neighboring communities. Trust me – it was hard to narrow the list down.
• Cherries Café – Known for its famous salad dressing, Cherries Café is a locally family owned restaurant. Their menu also includes chicken pie, caramel cake, and other homemade meals. • Clemmons Kitchen – Open seven days a week, Clemmons Kitchen has a menu with a little of everything, including all-day breakfast options.
• Liberty Family Restaurant – First opened in 1986, Liberty Family Restaurant is your go-to place for home-style meals at affordable prices and a friendly, family-like atmosphere. In fact, Mayor Mike Horn stated, “If you want to catch up on what is going on in Lewisville, you go to Liberty Restaurant.”
• Vendors at Village Farmers Market Local farmers come together every Saturday morning during April through October with the freshest produce for the community. Also, artisans and their products are featured once a month.
• Movie Night in the Village - Free admission! Bring your family and join your neighbors and friends for a movie under the stars! All movies will begin at sunset at the Jerry Long YMCA. Come early to enjoy the playgrounds, fields, and food trucks.
• Music Concerts Under the Stars – Come to Shallowford Square for a great night of music, fun, and community fellowship.
• The Coffee Mill – This quaint coffee shop is the perfect place to catch up with friends and grab a cup of joe. Also, The Coffee Mill is home to local art, pottery, and jewelry from local artists.
• Outdoor Movie Nights – Also located in Shallowford Square, family and friends can enjoy classic movies outside. Movies are scheduled between April and September, with concessions available.
• The Sparrow’s Nest – Perfect for vintage lovers, The Sparrow’s Nest is locally owned and full of sweet treasures and unique finds.
• Village Point Greenway – Opened in 2015, this greenway is a go-to spot in Clemmons for a walk or run. There are connecting greenways, trails, bike-friendly paths, and a hot fishing spot.
• Jack Warren Park – Filled with tons of activities, Jack Warren Park is equipped for locals of all ages. The park includes two bocce ball courts, two horseshoe pits, a large multi-purpose field, a walking trail with a Par Course and a large pavilion. • Shallowford Square – Home to multiple year-round events, Shallowford Square is located in the heart of Lewisville. Various entertainment programs are held at the pavilion, and the playground is a great place for families to hang out.
• North Carolina Wine Festival – Every year, Tanglewood Park hosts the local wine festival. Live music, food vendors, and exhibitors are all part of this one-day festival.
• Clemmons Ice Cream Festival – I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream on a hot summer day. This annual event first started in 2015 and included an Ice Cream Freeze-Off competition.
• Street Party and Food Truck Festival – Enjoy dinner among the various food trucks and a night full of music. This event is also great for newcomers to get to know the lively spirit of their town.
• Festival of Lights – Over a million individual lights make up over one hundred light displays and four miles of holiday joy. Enjoy a stop in the gift store and say hi to Santa and Mrs. Claus while there.
• Christmas Tree Lighting and Parade – Sponsored by the Lewisville Civic Club, this annual event welcomes the holiday spirit into town. Hot chocolate, cookies, caroling, and a visit from Santa make the event an annual yearly tradition.
• 4th of July Fireworks – The community of Lewisville celebrates our nation’s birthday with a bang with their annual fireworks show.
• RayLen Vineyards and Winery – Located approximately 20 minutes away, RayLen Vineyards and Winery is a favorite among the locals, complete with 16 award-winning wines.
• Medaloni Cellars – Right in the heart of the Yadkin Valley, this winery is known for their signature wines, twenty-two acres of beautiful scenery, and their overnight cabin accommodations. • Westbend Winery and Brewery – Formerly known as Westbend Vineyards, the Westbend Winery and Brewery reopened under their new name in 2016.
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Support Your Local Businesses BY VONDA HENDERSON
“If we look at the American economy, who’s really creating value? It’s the small businesses.” (Robert Herjavec, Shark Tank) According to business2community.com, with just a 10 percent shift to buying from local businesses rather than from big box stores, approximately $235 million can be generated back into a community’s economy. The American Independent Business Alliance indicates that buying local increases consumer awareness and is a driver to boost the vitality of a region.
What are other benefits of shopping local? 1. Preservation of a community’s unique character and one-of-a-kind businesses. Identifying what is made in an area that is unique draws others to visit, shop, and tell their friends. 2. Creation of a link among businesses to champion local causes. Local businesses joining together can accomplish quite a bit. Membership in the LewisvilleClemmons Chamber of Commerce is a perfect example! 3. Decision-making that may impact employees and others stays within the community. Keeping community in mind with every decision can create a wellspring of employer goodwill, making a business known as a good employer. 4. Dollars generated recycle back into the community. 5. Fosters an entrepreneurial spirit. With the example of entrepreneurs thriving in a community, the likelihood of other new ventures increases. 6. Creates local competition. Competition is good and can drive business initiatives.
The Lewisville-Clemmons Chamber of Commerce supports the concept of shopping local with the Shop Local campaign introduced last year and renewing for 2017. The Shop Local Discount Card features businesses in the area that offer a discount to the cardholder. The businesses included in the Shop Local campaign are restaurants and service-based businesses. At the bargain price of $10 per card, the value is realized typically with one use. These discounts encourage the cardholder to revisit the businesses repeatedly – a winning scenario for both the cardholder and the business! The cards are available from the Lewisville-Clemmons Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber promotes the concept of shopping local in numerous ways: • The Welcome Bags given to newcomers to the area are chock full of local information about businesses, services, recreation, and other benefits of living in the Lewisville-Clemmons community. • During the annual Clemmons Community Day celebration, stop by the Chamber tent and purchase your Shop Local Discount Card. The back of the card lists the businesses participating, so there’s no need to wonder where to use the discount. The information is right at hand. Plus, you’re likely to meet some of those businesses as you stroll through the vendor tents.
In addition to the Shop Local campaign, the Chamber offers many other benefits and networking opportunities to local businesses. Ribbon Cutting events are an excellent means of informing business leaders about a new business in town. Business After Hours events allow business owners to network with peers and perhaps make new connections. Monthly meetings are educational, enlightening, fun, and a great way to build your business and interact with other Chamber members. The Chamber office is located in the Historic Broyhill, 3540 Clemmons Road, Suite 112, Clemmons. For information on Shop Local and other Chamber-sponsored initiatives, contact Ginny Chase, Director of Lewisville-Clemmons Chamber of Commerce, at 336.970.5100 or e-mail (lewisvilleclemmonschamber@ gmail.com). Check the Chamber membership directory for a list of local businesses (www. lewisville-clemmons.com/list/); membership is growing with new companies added on a regular basis. You can also follow happenings at the Chamber on Facebook. (facebook.com/ LewisvilleClemmonsChamber/).
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A Historical Driving Tour of Clemmons BY MEGAN TAYLOR
The concept of the classic Sunday afternoon drive has all but gone away. Many people today only drive through their cities while they are running errands or leaving for a road trip. But taking a drive through town with family and friends can still be enjoyable, especially with local sites to see. Clemmons, North Carolina is a town full of history. Take some time to drive through Clemmons and learn about its heritage. Don’t know where to head? David Hauser, president of the Clemmons Historical Society, told me all the hot spots to check out. As a history fan, I’m excited to take this drive myself. Start your tour at the Village Hall & Stagecoach on Clemmons Road. Here, you will see the Village of Clemmons Town Hall and the original nine passenger Concord Coach named the “Hattie Butner.” The stagecoach was named after the wife of Edwin T. Clemmons, great-grandson of the founder of the Village of Clemmons. Clemmons was a stage and mail contractor. In 1993, the coach was given to Clemmons by the Wachovia Historical Society. Next, head to the home of the town’s founder, Peter Clemmons, the Stagecoach House and Cemetery. The house was home to Clemmons, his wife Comfort, and their 14 children. It was also a stagecoach stop, tavern, and inn. Right next door is a 19th-century graveyard, where relatives of the Clemmons family are buried.
Mount Please Methodist Church at Tanglewood Park is your next historical site on Clemmons Road. The church and cemetery were built by Henry Eccles and are located next to the Tanglewood Club House. A little-known fact about the church, Eccles carved his initials, HE, and the date 1809 on the center vertical beam. Travel down Harper Road to The Elms at Tanglewood assisted living facility to see the Clemmons Bicentennial Mural. The mural was painted by 36 volunteers and represents the village’s history. It is located in the ice creamery room in the reception area of the building.
Also on Harper Road is the Hickory Grove A.M.E. Zion Church. This church was founded in 1878, and the original church was built with logs. The current church was built in the early 1900s. Your next stop is the 1798 Philip and Johanna Hoehns (Hanes) House on Middlebrook Drive. Known as Clemmons’ oldest house, the brick structure has two front doors and is similar to the style of Old Salem homes of the same era. Philip Hanes, his wife, and their ten children lived in the home. Hanes was a farmer and has descendants who were successful in the textile and knitting industry. The home is a private residence and listed on the local and National Register of Historic Places. Built in 1920, the Clemmons Milling Company is the town’s oldest working business. Located on Hampton Road, the mill was built in 1920 by L.C. Hobson of Yadkin County. A year later, J.E. Brewer bought the mill. His family were owners until the mid-1980s. Today, customers can purchase livestock feed, dog and cat food, hardware, tools, and much more at the mill. Located on Hope Church Road, the original Hope Moravian Church was just a log building built in 1775. In 1896, the church was abandoned, due to mosquitos in the area, which caused fevers among the ministers and their families. The only thing that currently remains is God’s Acre, the church’s graveyard. As your driving tour winds down, one more spot must be seen. The German Baptist “Dunker” Church on Fraternity Church Road is the oldest German Baptist or “dunker” congregation in North Carolina. A “dunker” is a member of the Church of the Brethren, a denomination of Christians founded by Germans in 1708. This church was founded in 1775 and a small group of “dunkers” met in homes until the church was built in 1860. Some of the original furnishings remain in the church. All of these sites provide living history and a chance to get to know the Village of Clemmons a little bit better.
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The Life of Live Music BY MALLORY HARMON
“Musicians are there in front of you, and the spectators sense their tension, which is not the case when you’re listening to a record. Your attention is more relaxed. The emotional aspect is more important in live music.” ~Brian Eno In 1877 the world of music was changed forever; the record was created. After this invention, recorded music took off. In 1962, tapes were introduced to the public and a generation later in 1982, CDs blew the minds of music lovers all over the world. 1997 brought us the now notorious Auto-Tune and a new species of music was birthed. Finally, 2003 brought the timeless digital gift of iTunes. Music morphed from a live-only phenomenon to an entity that can be bought on an app, downloaded into a palm-sized device, and listened to, anytime anywhere. After several millennia of music, it has been quite an eventful 124 years. Though these inventions have allowed music to be consistently experienced, whether in the car, at work, or 40,000 feet in the air, they will never replace the thrill of live music. Whether you are watching Coldplay at a sold-out stadium or a guy with a guitar at the corner of Fourth and Trade, there is a certain energy to the communication of live performance. Technological advancements, however, have left live music struggling to keep up. The draw of perfection and convenience has overshadowed the priceless electricity of live entertainment. Human connection is what makes us, well, human, right? Nothing reminds us of this more than the songwriter and his guitar (or her ukulele). Like Brian Eno, the British musician says, “The emotional aspect is more important in live music.” Seeing the performers before you, real talent both in voice and instrument, allows you to recognize the value and the effort that song creation requires. Unedited, un-Auto-Tuned masterpieces performed with all the soul and energy of an enthralling tale – this is what you can experience if you take the time to appreciate live music.
The audience is an important feature in musical production. The energy and excitement shared between a composer and his or her audience is a spectacle that cannot be recreated by any technology known to man. Music is a talent and a calling for numerous individuals in our community. Gifted artists come together to create original works of art here in Forsyth County and the surrounding areas, perhaps even within your own home. Taking the initiative to support local artists is invaluable, not only to the performer but to your own life experiences. It is an unrivaled opportunity to hear songs whose genesis was manufactured and inspired by your own hometown. These artists are seeking to entertain, encourage and enlighten you. Take the time to experience and appreciate them. You can be an important part of revitalizing a sense of value in live music. In addition to supporting the advancement of the arts, attending local concerts is the perfect way to spend an evening with friends or family. Concerts are being performed all over our community on a nightly basis, whether by a group of retired instrumental experts, a team of passionate teenagers, or a rising star. Think of it as an opportunity to experience emerging talent first hand before it becomes mass-produced. Information on upcoming local band events can be found on Forsyth Magazines’ Facebook page and website. Seek out and attend a live event to experience the comfort of a bluegrass jam, the hidden meaning in a country song, or the excitement generated by rock ‘n’ roll. Whatever style you prefer, there is a way you can enjoy a melodious evening and simultaneously support your community.
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Summer Plays Brought to You by the Town of Lewisville BY MEGHAN CORBETT This area has no shortage of immense talent. This is particularly true when it comes to stage production. With so much going on through the School of the Arts, various well-known dance studios and remarkable symphony performances, it seems there is always something going on for quality, wholesome entertainment in the area. During the summer months, area residents and visitors can enjoy the beautiful, warm weather at Shallowford Square during its outdoor summer productions. Melissa Peller has been the producer for summer plays in Shallowford Square for the past five years, and her talent and expertise has grown these events immeasurably. “I have always loved theater, especially musical theater,” said Peller. “I grew up enthralled with productions such as ‘Cinderella,’ which played on TV every year, or movies like ‘The Sound of Music’ and ‘Camelot.’ I sang in choirs, played guitar and wrote songs growing up. I began acting and singing in productions at my Temple while raising four sons. I joined a community theater and began acting and singing after my sons also got involved in theater. For many years, it was a family affair being a part of productions. The longer I worked with the theater groups, the more I realized that I loved production and had a talent for coordinating production and stage management. This became a passion, and I have worked with several of the area community theaters. I also increased my production experience working for a few independent films. Though I have a degree from North Carolina State University in social work (1974), I returned to Salem College and studied arts management and not-forprofit management, and was awarded that degree in 2011.” The opportunity to work for the Town of Lewisville was a dream come true for Peller. “I was thrilled to be hired by the Town of Lewisville to produce plays for their outdoor summer productions when the town decided to take over the plays through their Parks and Recreation Department,” said Peller. “Successfully bringing together directors, musicians, actors, dancers, stage designers, stage managers, stagehands and others needed to create a show is exciting and immensely fulfilling. The Town of Lewisville requested family friendly musicals for their summer productions. Each play becomes a favorite when you watch it come to life from auditions to rehearsals to performance.
Each cast becomes a family. Some favorites include, ‘You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,’ ‘The Sanders Family’ series, ‘The Adventures of Tom Sawyer,’ ‘Once Upon a Mattress,’ ‘Little Women,’ ‘Secret Garden,’ and this past summer, ‘Tarzan, the Musical.’” Peller’s experience includes acting, stage management, assistant director and producer for plays with Clemmons Community Theater, Brock Theater, Stained Glass Playhouse, the Willingham Theater at the Yadkin Arts Center, Twin City Stage and West Side Civic Theater. “Community theater is a wonderful entertainment option, but more importantly, a pathway to community involvement and engaging the creative spirit,” said Peller. “There are options for so many avenues of involvement, from performance, musicians, set builders, painters, costumers, lighting and sound, stage hands and helping with tickets, seating or refreshments. Volunteer opportunities are always available. These opportunities are not age specific and can involve children through adults. One of the wonderful experiences of community theater is the mix of ages, socio-economic groups and cultures that come together and truly form family connections throughout a production. Many of these relationships form lasting bonds. The Town of Lewisville’s support of summer productions for free for the community is unique. Not only are the productions of high quality, but they also offer a chance for people from all backgrounds to come together in a neighborhood setting to spend time together with friends, family and children, and meet new people. It is a wonderful way to introduce children (and adults) to theater. It doesn’t matter if a child falls asleep halfway through a performance, or you leave before it is over, or you come back each night to see the show. Many of our actors on stage get excited about theater by experiencing shows and then auditioning for local plays. Many children have grown up in community theater and continue in school for related studies or to work in entertainment fields, or just to enrich their skills in public speaking, interaction with others, confidence building and a host of life-lesson building. It is a true gift from the Town of Lewisville to the community.” For more information, visit lewisvillenc.net and check the events schedule.
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Cinema Under the Stars
BY LINDSAY CRAVEN Not many experiences compare to watching a movie under the twinkling stars of a summer sky, and Forsyth County communities Lewisville and Clemmons each hold an annual spring/summer family film series in their town squares.
The Village of Clemmons creates a full experience at their movie nights including the DJ services of Ed Dean and food trucks leading up to the opening credits of their films. “Movie Night in the Village was created as a program to strengthen and promote community unity by providing family entertainment in a free and open-air environment,” said Shannon Ford, head of Marketing and Communications for the Village of Clemmons. Ford said that movies begin at sunset and the crowds begin to roll in about an hour and a half before the movie starts. Clemmons also uses this community gathering to give back. Collections have been taken for organizations such as Clemmons Food Pantry, Rotary Club’s Hand in Hand Program and Teacher’s Warehouse.
The fans choose the first film for every series. A people’s choice vote is taken on the Village Facebook page, and the most popular film wins. The voting process begins in early April. The winning film will be shown on Saturday, April 30. On Friday, July 21 they will celebrate Christmas in July by showing The Polar Express. The story follows a young boy who embarks on a magical adventure to the North Pole on the Polar Express. During his adventure, he learns about friendship, bravery, and the spirit of Christmas. This film features the voice of Tom Hanks. Another film will be shown on Saturday, September 16 (title to be determined). Attendees can follow the Clemmons Village Facebook page to keep up-to-date with film decisions. Each spring/summer movie series is sponsored by community businesses, and Clemmons is currently looking for sponsors interested in sponsoring the upcoming series. Interested parties can contact Ford at Clemmons Village offices.
The Town of Lewisville presents its annual Starlite Movie Nights over the course of four dates in the spring and summer. “Movie nights provide Lewisville residents with more opportunities for fun and inexpensive activities and promote outdoor recreation as a way to strengthen the community,” said Stacy Howard, Town of Lewisville Office Assistant. The 2017 films will be held on: • Friday, April 29 • Friday, June 16
• Friday, July 21 • Friday, September 21
The 2017 film titles will be announced in early 2017. Films aren’t the only activities you’ll find taking place in the Lewisville Town Square. There are two Broadway-style musical productions each spring/summer and several Music Under the Stars concerts. Another popular Lewisville event is the Annual Street Party. Held on Saturday, June 24, 2017, this event includes food trucks, local wineries and breweries, and live music. New additions in 2017 will include double the amount of food trucks from 2016, wine from Medaloni Cellars and beer from Hoots Brewery. Big Love NC Band of Raleigh, NC will provide live music. Admission to this event is free and open to all ages.
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A New Year & New Opportunities at the Village Farmers Market
BY MEGAN TAYLOR
For the past few years, the Village Farmers Market has been a popular place for fresh produce and local items. Running Saturday mornings from April to October, the market was an initiative out of the Clemmons Community Compass to support local farmers. Its original home was Tanglewood Park, who was a joint sponsor with the Village of Clemmons. Now, the market is located at the Village Hall in Clemmons. However, their mission has stayed the same: giving citizens a chance to shop in-season produce, while supporting farmers in surrounding counties, including Forsyth, Surry, Stokes, Rockingham, Guilford, Davidson, Davie, and Yadkin. Also, people can purchase locally raised meats, homemade dog treats with natural ingredients, baked goods, and much more. Looking into the 2017 plans for the market, locals will see the Village Farmers Market expand, adding more opportunities to an already enjoyable experience. According to Village of Clemmons’ Planning and Community Development Director, Megan Ledbetter, plans for the upcoming year have already been in the works and, of course, include the traditional festivals, while adding new spins to the market. “The 2017 plans hold fun Saturday market days and the ice cream festival with our
market vendors at Clemmons Elementary. For the fun Saturday market days, local singers and bands can sign up to perform at the market. To participate, they just need to contact me, and we go from there,” said Ledbetter. The Village Farmers Market hopes to continue adding local vendors and artisans. Once a month, artisans will be featured at the market with their works, including pottery, photography, designer jewelry, and more. “Along with the juried artisan vendors, we are adding more food trucks to the market. Also, the yoga program and music and local business sponsorships are growing,” said Ledbetter. Those interested in becoming a Village Farmers Market vendor should contact Megan Ledbetter directly at Village Hall. For the sponsorships, businesses can select a Saturday of their choice to support the Farmers Market. They will receive a table and tent, and can hand out information about their company. With the new additions, the mission and objectives of the market will stay the same. However, exciting opportunities are coming to the market, adding to the benefit of a local farmers market.
The Village Farmers Market is a hidden gem that benefits everyone in the community. People can taste the real flavors of fresh produce, since when food is brought to the market, it is at its freshest and tastiest. You will know exactly where your food is grown and where it comes from since local farmers are the heart of a farmers market. Supporting the market means you are supporting the farmers and their families. Foods at the market are always seasonal, and different produce is offered at various times throughout the year. Since the Village Farmers Market only runs April through October, customers can expect late spring, summer, and early fall produce, such as blueberries, watermelon, corn, and cucumbers. If you are like me, you are probably already thinking about all the delicious recipes and meal ideas that can be made with the seasonal items. Lastly, farmers markets offer a chance for family bonding. Held weekly, families can pick and choose what they will make and eat for the week. Also, children can learn about the variety of healthy produce, the growing process, and exactly what goes into their meals. Farmers markets also provide a chance for communities to bond. With different activities and events, citizens from all walks of life will get to know each other, while enjoying a Saturday in their own town. Become a vendor at the Village Farmer’s Market! Email MLedbetter@clemmons.org for details.
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For more information about the market, please contact: Megan Ledbetter, Village Planner for the Village of Clemmons, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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EVENTS 2017 Plans to Entertain & Create Memories BY VONDA HENDERSON
ICE CREAM FESTIVAL 2017 looks to be a busy year in the Clemmons area. Just check out what’s been planned so far!
PEDAL & METAL: Scheduled for Saturday, May 20, 2017. Break out your bikes or trikes and join the free class in bike safety to get you on the right track for 2017. Several rides will be held around the Greenway. In addition to learning about bike safety guidelines, there will be lots of activities. This is a free event held for the fourth year at Morgan Elementary School, 3210 Village Point Drive, Clemmons, NC. The festival will go on, rain or shine, so you’ll be riding in the sunshine or splashing through puddles. Either way, it’s guaranteed to be a fun day. The 2016 event had the highest attendance
to date (close to 500); help crush that record in 2017 and enjoy a day of riding, food, and visiting with friends and neighbors. For newcomers to the community, this is a great way to meet other families and enjoy the Clemmons community spirit.
ICE CREAM FESTIVAL: Saturday, June 3, 2017, is the day for chowing down on ice cream! This festival will be in its third year and will be held at Clemmons Elementary School. There were 1,500 ice cream lovers at the 2016 festival; they enjoyed music, activities, food, and lots of ice cream varieties (gelato, Italian ice, and good ole’ ice cream). Sign up for the Freeze Off and see who will get bragging rights as ‘Best Scoop’ of 2017.
MONSTER DASH & GOBLIN HOP: On Sunday evening,
October 22, 2017, load up your kids, dressed as their favorite goblins, and head out to the Greenway. Local vendors will be waiting with an activity planned for each visitor to their table. Once ‘goblins’ play, then they get a treat. Not to worry, the treats won’t be candy so you won’t be leaving the Hop with sugar-fueled goblins. In 2016, 500+ ‘goblins’ joined the Hop for a great night of dashing from table to table, collecting treats along the way.
FALL FESTIVAL: There’s a new festival in 2017! Planned for Friday, October 27, 2017, at the Jerry Long YMCA, 1150 S. Peace Haven Road, from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm. This new event is a combination of the Harvest Festival, Farmers Market, and the Jerry Long YMCA Annual Fall Festival, all wrapped up into one, and concludes with one of your favorite programs on the movie screen under the stars. Wow, is it going to be great! As Rosemary Suess, Executive Director for the Jerry Long YMCA shared, “Bring your family and friends to our free, annual Fall Festival! We will have carnival games with treats and prizes, hayrides, a marshmallow roast, haunted woods, pumpkin patch, bounce houses, a rock wall, and so much more! Dinner will be available for purchase from our food truck vendors. There is fun to be had for your smallest goblins to your biggest ghouls so don’t miss out on this great night of family fun. Friendly costumes are encouraged.”
MONSTER DASH & GOBLIN HOP
CAST A LINE: Is fishing a favorite outdoor activity? Did you know there are ten lakes, reservoirs, and streams in and around Clemmons? The Village Point Lake is stocked all year for the local fishing enthusiasts. Throw a line out for bream, blue gill, striped bass and more. Visit the website (discoverclemmons.com/things-to-do/ outdoor/fishing/) for more information. TAKE A WALK: With 14 miles of sidewalks in Clemmons, there are plenty of areas to walk and enjoy the seasons. The Village Point Greenway is located behind Frank Morgan Elementary School and boosts ¾ mile of paved paths. With plans to connect with more neighborhoods in the future, sidewalks will become even more available. Find more information about the Greenway at discoverclemmons. com/things-to-do/outdoor/greenway/. For information about these and other events/recreational opportunities, contact Shannon Ford, Marketing and Communications Director, for the Village of Clemmons. Village Hall is located at 3715 Clemmons Road. You can reach Shannon via phone at 336.766.7511 or e-mail at email@example.com. Visit the website (discoverclemmons.com) for more about Clemmons and additional details regarding these events and other activities of interest.
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Active Member in Your
Community BY MEGAN TAYLOR
Everyone loves being a part of something. Whether it’s a sports team, an organization, or their own family, people enjoy feeling needed and useful. Many of these people will utilize this desire to become involved in their community. Being an active member in your community has many advantages, for both you and your neighbors. A community can be defined as a social group who share a common government, culture, and history. It can be made up of people from different backgrounds and age groups. What makes a community valuable is the meaning and importance it has on its members. There are several ways you can help your community thrive. First, get involved. You can get involved with an organization, a neighborhood watch, or a local sports team. Use your talents and skills to help others. Also, lean on your interests and let those guide you when looking for where to get involved. For example, if you love working with senior citizens, maybe join the local Meals on Wheels, or if you enjoy working with kids, volunteer at the YMCA. Think about how your skills can be of best use for your community. Finding your role in the community will help establish yourself and let your neighbors get to know you. Also, you are made aware of what is happening in your town. You will know what is going on with the schools, local government, and events. Your community benefits from your time and work. Being active in your community also influences your children. Our young leaders need to see the importance and difference people working together can make. Also, they can be given opportunities themselves to help contribute.
Other ways to get involved in your community include: going to community events or, even better, volunteering at them; getting to know people from other backgrounds and ethnicities in your area; becoming active in the school system; or organizing gatherings, such as block parties. These events help citizens get to know each other, develop a sense of belonging, and provide a support system of people they can trust. Branch out with your efforts to help. Along with volunteering, part of community involvement means shopping locally and supporting small businesses. This helps your local economy which, in return, provides for your community’s schools, nonprofit agencies, and projects throughout town. One big way to go local is shop on small business Saturday, which is the Saturday following Thanksgiving. Better yet, shop local on Black Friday and throughout the rest of the year. You never know who in your community you are helping, such as a child getting school supplies or a family being able to pay for groceries for the month. Being active in your community sets the example for others. When someone sees a friend or a person they admire volunteer, they are encouraged to participate in the community themselves. Call it friendly peer pressure, if you will. When people are active in their communities, the town succeeds, the local economy grows, and the education system flourishes. Everyone benefits if a community benefits. Yes, participating in different events takes time and sometimes money, but the thought that you are helping a greater group of people besides yourself succeed is worth it. Don’t overschedule yourself and feel as if you have to volunteer with everything in town. Participate in the different events as your schedule allows. Some people start small and grow into a well-known community leader. Others stick with one interest and volunteer with that throughout their lives. No matter what you choose to do, being an active member benefits your community and those who live in it. You never know how big of a difference one person can make. Cultural anthropologist Margaret Mead once said, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”
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A Year at the YMCA BY SAVANNAH NORRIS
June marks the end of a school year for a lot of kids. Check out YMCA childcare programs. The Y is a fun place for kids to hang out, playing games, building friendships, and staying active throughout the summer. The YMCA is a center for everything, serving as a local gym, child care facility, and a multitude of sports teams. Most importantly, though, they serve as a family, accommodating any and every need of our community. The YMCA wants to be a part of your day-to-day in 2017. Here are a few ways they can be.
To kick off 2017, the first thing you can do to is become a YMCA member. Being a member has loads of benefits (and the best part is that there are always great deals around the New Year).
Valentine’s Day is all about love. This Valentine’s Day, love yourself. Take a rest day from all that dedicated, high-impact running you’ve been doing and take advantage of the many other fitness opportunities at the Y. For example, a yoga class is a great way to love your mind and body.
People always wait until the summer to get their children swim lessons, but the reality is that it takes more than one lesson to learn how to swim. The kick-off of the new, updated swim lesson program from the Y is here. Check it out.
Your health is nothing to fool around with. If you’re stuck in a rut, new at going to the gym, or need help training for something bigger, the Y offers personal trainers that can help. Plus, you can even purchase group training sessions and invite your best friends along!
Thursday, May 4 is the National Day of Prayer. The YMCA will hold community prayer breakfasts to recognize the event, so be sure to participate! Also, Healthy Kids Day is a great way for kids to experience an active lifestyle. It’s a fun, free educational experience hosted every year. Complete with bounce houses, you won’t want your kids to miss out on this.
It’s easy for children to get a little lazy in the summer months. Involving them in a sport is a great way to ensure they stay active, social, and having fun. Mid-summer, it might be worth checking out a sport at the YMCA.
On August 29th, the Y’s annual golf tournament, Golf to Give Back, is held to raise funds for the Annual Giving Campaign. With more than 200 golfers to participate, no one will be turned away due to the inability to pay. The Y looks forward to your attendance.
September is Childhood Obesity Awareness month. Along with normal activities, look into TYDE, the YMCA’s nationally-ranked swim team, which kicks off this month!
Around Halloween, the YMCA encourages you to try something a little spooky - changing up your workout routine. Daily and weekly challenges are posted around the Y that make it easy to keep the gym interesting. Be sure to also check out the annual Fall Festival! It’s a sure way to get in the spirit for Hallo-Thanks-Mas.
Turkey month is all about being thankful… for more than just a feast. Join a group exercise class, play racquetball, swim, lift some weights. Take care of your body, and it will thank you.
Start celebrating the holiday season right on December 3rd with the Mistletoe Run. This race truly is for everyone, featuring a fun run, 5k, and a half marathon. Save the date; it’s an annual event you’ll want to take part in.
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Local Legends BY MALLORY HARMON
Forsyth County is the birthplace of an extensive number of incredible people. Each person who contributes to our community makes Forsyth the beloved place that it is. However, there are those who have accomplished above and beyond their own and others’ expectations to create the exceptional and individual society that is Forsyth County. A few such individuals are described briefly below to inspire a continuation of pursued dreams and entrepreneurialism.
Chris Paul was a high school basketball player who achieved his dream to an unimagined level. He honed and excelled his natural talent at West Forsyth High School in Clemmons and was even more successful at Wake Forest University. Chris exemplifies the role of a local legend, as he has been loyal to Forsyth through his education. As a professional basketball player, he has been awarded the NBA Rookie of the Year Award and is now considered one of the highest paid athletes in the world. Most impressive of all, Chris has won two Olympic gold medals.
Mrs. Hanes’ Moravian Cookies:
Mrs. Hanes’ Moravian Cookies is a company dedicated to the preservation of their unique product. Over 100 years ago, Bertha Crouch Foltz created the recipe for the still delicious Moravian cookie and baked the first batch at her wood stove. Now, a century later, her children and grandchildren, the Hanes, have made the deliberate decision to make the cookies in a way that represents their roots. Each day the bakers get to work handcrafting thousands of cookies by hand, mixing, rolling, and cutting each batch to produce quality cookies, even though compromising the recipe to make it fit for mass production would increase their profit enormously. “We decided that we didn’t want to be the biggest Moravian cookie bakery, we just wanted to be the best. Our perspective is that having pride in our product is as important as profit,” says Ramona Hanes Templin, daughter of Evva Foltz Hanes. Having pride in their product is, in fact, a driving force that keeps Mrs. Hanes’ Moravian Cookies thriving, and the customers loyal. It seems that the lighter than air, flavorful cookies will continue to be produced in the reliable and precise method that has been used for the past 100 years.
Chris’ strong faith and family ties have been a great influence in his life. He frequently commends his wife, also a Forsyth local, and his parents for their support and guidance. Chris is an excellent role model for those who have big goals. He is a living testament that any dream you have is not only worth achieving, but also within reach. Chris Paul was, not too long ago, a member of our community, a teenager with a dream, a child with yet unrecognized potential.
Ed Broyhill, a native North Carolinian, and ‘78 Wake Forest University MBA alumnus, has led a full and eclectic life. As a national business entrepreneur, political, and civic leader, he has for 35 years made the Village of Clemmons his headquarters. Searching for expanded office space for his burgeoning catalog furniture business in 1981, he discovered and purchased the 1925 era Old Clemmons School from Forsyth County. He then donated the adjacent property for Clemmons’ new public library and assisted in financing its construction. While the Old Clemmons School’s usefulness as a public school may have been outlived, it had a new purpose as a thriving business facility. After an extensive renovation, the historic 70,000 square foot landmark was ceremoniously opened, welcoming hundreds of former students, teachers, and alumnus who had a special place in their heart for the Old School. During the life of the building, Broyhill’s prominent furniture business attracted consumers nationally, including prominent celebrities, movie stars, and political leaders who furnished their beautiful homes. Clint Eastwood, Oprah, Lauren Bacall, Walter Payton, Roger Maris, and Telly Savalas are but a few of the many who bought furniture here. The Village of Clemmons remembers welcoming the visit of First Lady Barbara Bush in 1993 who spent a couple of days at The Broyhill furnishing her Kennebunkport, Maine home. In 2005, Mr. Broyhill revitalized the building again, and today, it serves as office space, as well as an event center. Thank you, Mr. Broyhill, for your historical preservation efforts, the development of new business innovations, and maintaining the memories of a thankful community.
There are myriad more aspiring Local Legends in our community. We can be the spark that brightens another path to greatness if we just open our eyes to the immense potential that is around us.
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Dara Kurtz with Crazy Perfect Life: “Don’t be afraid to hear the word NO” BY MALLORY HARMON Dara Kurtz is the most kind, inviting, and optimistic (as well as realistic) person I have had the pleasure of meeting. The moment she lays eyes on you, it’s as if she sees all the achievements that you are capable of and how you are unique. From the first time she heard the nightmare phrase, “You have cancer,” Dara has been using her story of hardship and success to impact her entire community. Her meaningful journey through breast cancer has made her a person grateful for every single day. This emanates from her through her blog Crazy Perfect Life to her over 150,000 followers. Her love and passion for writing have driven her blog to immeasurable heights from its genesis a little over a year ago.
Dara started her blog when she decided to actively peruse her passion. Her survival fueled this determination. “After I had gone through breast cancer, I wasn’t the same, and I didn’t want to go back to the way I was; so I decided to focus on my writing.” She left her steady job in finance to start Crazy Perfect Life. After cancer, she began seeing significance in the mundane, and she was focused on sharing that with the world. “Finding meaning each day, connecting with the people you love, opening your eyes to see the beauty around you, and making normal moments memorable,” are the things she inspires on her blog. It is clear that her family, friends, and readers are an overflowing inspiration to Dara and a source that fuels her eclectic blog. “I hope people will read my work and that it will resonate with someone. It is so rewarding when people respond.” Her reach has expanded from her local community, and she is now inspiring on an international level. “People are people; it doesn’t matter where you live, whether it be Pakistan or India or Europe, everyone is dealing with something and trying to do the best they
can. Everyone has things they wish were different or things they are struggling with.” In order to make every day valuable and share her experiences on Crazy Perfect Life, she says, “I pay attention to what’s going on around me; there are lots of moments in life that, if I take the time to notice them, it gives me all the material I need. I love to write about normal experiences and go deeper, looking for the life lessons.” Being the generous person she is, Dara is resolute in spreading her epiphany. She stresses to “look for all the great blessings around you and take risks! Nothing is ever locked down – there are always options out there, even when you think that there aren’t any.” To those who are afraid to stand out and take a risk, she counsels that, “You can’t be afraid to hear the word ‘no.’ Not everyone is going to like what you are putting out there, but you have to be confident in what you do. You have to be willing to get out of your comfort zone and ask yourself, ‘What is the worst thing that can happen?’” Read more from Crazy Perfect Life at CrazyPerfectLife.com and “like” her page on Facebook!
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Celebrate with Friends, Family, and Lots of Fun BY VONDA HENDERSON On May 6, 2017, Lewisville-Clemmons Chamber of Commerce will present the 8th annual Clemmons Community Day. Mark your calendars now – you don’t want to miss this celebration! There’s something fun for every age group and plenty of food! This free (repeat – free) event starts at 10:00 am at the Jerry Long Family YMCA and wraps up at 3:00 pm. Parking is also free, and shuttle service will be provided to/from the overflow parking lot located at Wake Forest Baptist Health Medical Plaza - Clemmons. Children will have a blast on the two YMCA playgrounds. They’ll also find bubble buckets with oversized wands, face painting, and more. Look for the climbing wall, check out the Clemmons service vehicles (let’s face it, fire trucks fascinate the kid in all of us), get your own balloon art, wander down to the stage and applaud our local talent. The Winston-Salem Dash mascot, Bolt, loves Clemmons Community Day and visited last year. With a DJ and music going, maybe somebody will get the urge to break out into a dance! That’d be fun and a crowd pleaser for sure. The 2017 event will be co-chaired by Jody Peske, Keller Williams Realty, and Lily Morris, Truliant Federal Credit Union. Jody Peske and John Bost, who were the founders of this event, have been active in growing Clemmons Community Day from the ground up, along with other Chamber members. Last year’s event was attended by approximately 1,500 friends and neighbors with 120 vendors. The weather was a bit warm
(okay, it was hot), but that didn’t diminish the fun or the crowd. For 2017, we forecast great weather and a huge turnout. This event is designed for local businesses to promote their services and products to residents of Clemmons and the surrounding area. Ginny Chase, Director of Lewisville-Clemmons Chamber of Commerce, shared, “The Chamber is proud to showcase our local businesses in the place we call home. This event is special because of these businesses and their commitment to our community. It speaks to the charm and appeal that makes Lewisville and Clemmons special, and home to so many people.” In the tradition and spirit of giving back, we are sponsoring the Clemmons Food Pantry’s efforts to provide non-perishable food items for those in need. Look for the Clemmons Food Pantry truck, typically parked near the entrance to the festivities. Drop off your donations, which will be appreciated and are a muchneeded resource to others in the community. Visit their website for more information on this important community agency to see what foods they need and perhaps volunteer some time (clemmonsfoodpantry.org). Speaking of food, there will be a variety of good food available from the food vendors. From barbecue to shaved ice and other goodies, there will be plenty of options. Enough for everybody and something to please all.
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For information on Clemmons Community Day and other Chamber-sponsored activities, contact Ginny Chase, Director of Lewisville-Clemmons Chamber of Commerce, at 336.970.5100 or e-mail (lewisvilleclemmonschamber@gmail. com). Visit their website at lewisville-clemmons.com or their Facebook page. The Chamber office is located in the Historic Broyhill, 3540 Clemmons Road, Suite 112, Clemmons.
Looking forward to seeing your smiling face on May 6, 2017. As my dad was fond of saying, “Strangers are just friends I haven’t met yet.” Join us and meet some more new friends at Clemmons Community Day!
Jerry Long YMCA
Saturday, May 6, 2017
1150 S. Peace Haven Road, Clemmons
10 am to 3 pm
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What’s Missing from this Picture?
BY WENDI HOOVER
YOU Are!!! The Lewisville-Clemmons Chamber of Commerce Wants YOU To Join US! Learn – Connect – Expand
What is the Lewisville-Clemmons Chamber of Commerce?
The Chamber is YOUR connection to other businesses in the area, providing networking opportunities, educational seminars, community involvement, and promotion of your business through participation and sponsorship of Chamber events. In 2017, the Chamber will celebrate ten years of serving local businesses! We would love to have YOU celebrate with US!
Here’s What YOU Have Been Missing:
• Monthly Membership Meetings—Learn something new, connect with other area business owners, and expand your business reach 12 times a year! This is a FREE benefit for all Chamber members!! A typical meeting will see 125 members in attendance to learn from our guest educational speaker, network with colleagues, and connect with new business leads. A delicious lunch is catered at each meeting by Chamber member restaurants.
or prospective member organizations and passionately represent the goals of the Chamber. Ambassadors have the added opportunity of extending their network of business contacts and exposure to increase their own business success. • Special Community Events and Promotion Opportunities—Community involvement is key to the Chamber’s success. Clemmons Community Day offers exposure to thousands of local community members through sponsorships and vendor opportunities. Additional community involvement, in coordination with schools and civic organizations, is incorporated into the annual calendar.
Learn – Connect – Expand Basic membership with the Lewisville-Clemmons Chamber of Commerce is $175 per year—that’s less than .50¢ per day—and gets you all the great benefits listed above, and more!
• Networking with 240+ Businesses—More than 200 networking opportunities each year—most of which are FREE to Chamber members!
Chamber membership is an investment in your business, your brand and the business community in which your business operates. We want YOU to join US! What are YOU waiting for?
• Leads Groups—These three very active networking groups meet once a week to build relationships and celebrate the exchange of business leads and referrals. Average attendance for each group is over 25 people! Membership in Leads Groups is available through an application and is FREE to Chamber members!
• Consumers who know that a business is part of a local Chamber are 80% more likely to support that business.
• Ribbon Cutting Events—An excellent means of informing the community about a new business in town and kicking off a grand opening! A FREE service offered to Chamber members!
• Dynamic networking opportunities!
• Business Before/After Hours—A fun way to reach your current and potential customers and interact with the local business community and fellow Chamber members! Networking events can occur in the early morning or late afternoon/early evening. The Chamber offers this service to its members for FREE!
The Chamber meets the second Tuesday of each month from 11:20 am to 1:00 pm at the Historic Broyhill, 3540 Clemmons Road, Clemmons, NC 27012. Lunch buffet is available. Guests are welcome to attend one monthly meeting. All attending must RSVP: 336-970-5100 or email@example.com.
• Shop Local Program—Everyone benefits when consumers shop locally in their own community. The Chamber’s Shop Local program features 15 local businesses offering discounts to their patrons. • Chamber Ambassadors—An excellent program where Chamber members can present the benefits, services, and opportunities to new
• 75% of Chamber members do business with other Chamber members via member-to-member referrals.
• Free listing on our website membership directory!
Check out all the great Chamber happenings at lewisville-clemmons.com.
Looking forward to seeing YOU!!
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ARTS, CULTURE, & ENTERTAINMENT Boone Enterprises 336-765-6863 Creative Drama Children’s Theatre 336-633-8696 Daniel Boone Gem Mining 336-765-6863
ADVERTISING & MEDIA
N2 Publishing – Dan Lounsbury 336-403-9808
Able Graphics Company, LLC 336-753-1812
N2 Publishing – John Golden 843-364-3361
Hudson Video and Stage Productions 336-633-8696
Express Oil Change and Service Center 336-283-9552
North Valley Media 336-940-4511
Muddy River Art Association 336-766-5541
Village Square Tap House 336-448-5330
Mobile Automotive Service of the Triad, LLC 336-749-5879
Adsign Corp 336-766-3000 Bump Design 336-784-9941 Clemmons Courier 336-766-4126 Connect Marketing 336-575-0790 Custom Advertising 336-760-3500 Design & Graphics 336-970-0687 ds2creative 336-946-1396 Excalibur Group 336-778-2121
Forsyth Family & Forsyth Woman 3540 Clemmons Road, Suite # 138 888-892-3204 Ad page 73 Ink It Promotional Products 336-492-2866
4720 Benton Road Winston-Salem, NC 27104 336-765-5505 Ad page 89 One Marketing 336-231-3095 Paschal Promotions, Inc 336-788-1698
Historic Broyhill 336-793-1191
Winston-Salem Dash 336-714-6875
Modern Toyota 336-785-3100
BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL Amulet Business Advisors 336-705-6602
SEO Rocket 336-993-3333
ARCpoint Labs of Winston-Salem 336-999-8298
Signs Now of Winston Salem 336-768-2810
Catch a Spark Photography 336-347-8636
SixFour Web Design 336-303-0640
Employment Transitions 336-992-5627
Talk of the Town Coupons 336-255-1724
Express Employment Professionals 336-306-8525
Thrive Your Tribe 336-793-4732 Triad Community Connections 336-575-1736 Winston-Salem Journal/ Journal West 336-727-7428
Flex-Pay Payroll Services 336-245-2264 FocusPhoto Designs 336-448-8434 Goad Global Leadership, LLC 336-793-8399
Arts for Life 828-712-8120
Ebert Financial 336-714-9864
John Golden Frames & Fotos 336-408-0517
Better Business Bureau of Northwest North Carolina, Inc. 336-231-6462
Edward Jones Investments Edie Bergman 336-659-9287
Boy Scouts of America, Old Hickory Council 336-760-2900
Edward Jones Investments Julian Stephenson 336-766-0793
Loss Prevention Services, Inc. 336-766-5080 Payroll Solutions, Inc. 336-885-5056 PeerPoint Solutions, Inc. 336-448-4456 Schooley Mitchell 336-355-2085
Servpro of West Forsyth County
2571 Landmark Drive Winston-Salem, NC 27103 336-946-1131 Ad page 61
CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT & CONTRACTORS All Phase Heating and Cooling, Inc. 336-413-3718 BE Enterprises, Inc. 336-448-2305 Carolina Garage Door 336-768-2218 CKJ Building & Design 336-757-2568 Davie Construction Company 336-940-6627
Gwyn Electrical, Plumbing, Heating & Air
COMPUTERS & TELECOMMUNICATION
3941 Westpoint Blvd Winston-Salem, NC 27103 336-201-0847 Ad page 31
Brookstone Technology Services, LLC 336-293-6510
Randleman’s Tree Service 336-408-8711
Dakota Technology Group 336-682-5117
Triad Electric Company 336-699-3262
S&S Infinite Mobile 336-997-9129 Sightsource, LLC 888-207-3027
Lewisville-Clemmons Chamber of Commerce 3540 Clemmons Road Suite # 112 Clemmons, NC 27012 336-970-5100 Ad page 75 Women of Wisdom/House of Refuge 336-969-4619
FINANCE & INSURANCE
Farm Bureau Insurance 336-767-4670 Fidelity Bank 336-778-1601 First Citizens Bank 336-766-6669 First Community Mortgage, Inc. 336-760-0772 Genworth Longterm Care 518-424-3713 Good Deeds Insurance 336-564-2418 Lindsay & Gardner CPA’s, LLP 336-712-1788 Marzano Capital Group 336-766-0464
Allegacy Federal Credit Union 336-659-2010
Modern Woodmen of America
Allstate Insurance - Chris Just 336-766-6464 Blackburn Consulting 336-403-1078
Colonial Life 336-945-6975
FAMILY, COMMUNITY, & CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS
Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation 336-714-1556
Aflac Insurance 540-588-8544
3540 Clemmons Road, Suite 118 Clemmons, NC 27012 336-778-1070 Ad page 21
Innovative Technology Solutions of NC 336-543-2922
Piedmont Triad Computer Consulting, Inc. 336-766-5555
Clemmons Food Pantry 336-331-3432
Blue Moon Benefits Group
Dulaney Group 336-793-0331
Insource Solutions 336-252-2980
Clemmons Community Foundation 336-770-5307
Community Insurance Agency 336-731-7611
5884 Odenton Lane Pfafftown, NC 27040 336-403-0943 Ad page 2, 55 NewBridge Bank 336-766-1873
Piedmont Federal Savings PO Box 217 Clemmons, NC 27012 336-770-1127 Ad page 9 PNC Bank 336-712-2507 Ray Financial Group/DSR Investments 704-248-8549
Arts Council of W-S and Forsyth County 336-747-1418 Forsyth Community 2017 |
FINANCE & INSURANCE (cont.)
Heritage Woods 336-760-4258 Home Loving Senior Care 336-993-1600
Security Underwriters 336-945-3713
Life Abundant Chiropractic 806-339-2937
Shellie Penley, CPA, PA 336-923-8189
State Farm Insurance Brett Lindquist 336-924-2000 State Farm Insurance Brad Romine 336-766-3245 State Farm Insurance Jorge Vidal 336-778-2634 State Farm Insurance Rick Babusiak 336-760-9994
6915 Village Medical Circle Clemmons, NC 27012 336-718-5764 Ad page 4-5
GOVERNMENT, EDUCATION, & INDIVIDUALS Clemmons Elementary School 336-703-4210 Forsyth Country Day School 336-945-3151
HEALTH CARE 360 Health 336-766-7777 Arbor Ridge at Stanleyville Retirement Living 336-377-2195 Bermuda Village Retirement Center 336-998-6672
State Farm Insurance Will Wilkins 336-945-6996
Forsyth Technical Community College 336-757-3804
State Farm Insurance Sarah Zuvich 336-602-1999
Reagan High School Career Development Office 336-703-6776
Strategic Tax Solutions Company
The Montessori School of Winston-Salem 336-766-5598
Carolina Center Eye Care 336-946-0203
Town of Lewisville 336-945-5558
Chermak & Hanson Orthodontics 336-766-8244
5130 Queensway Road Winston-Salem, NC 27127 336-712-7247 Ad page 63
Truliant Federal Credit Union 4100 Clemmons Road Clemmons, NC 27012 336-659-1955 Ad page 25 VOYA Financial Advisors 336-778-1324 Wells Fargo Bank 336-735-4955 Wells-Keefe, PA 336-945-4991 WN Ireland Insurance Agency, Inc. 336-679-8861
World Financial Group 2554 Lewisville-Clemmons Road, Suite 103 Clemmons, NC 27012 336-986-9303 Ad page 99
Village of Clemmons
3715 Clemmons Road Clemmons, NC 27012 336-766-7511 Ad page 33 West Forsyth High School Finance Academy 336-712-4400 Winston Salem Christian School 336-759-7762
Brookstone Terrace 336-766-5000
Stagecoach Family Chiropractic 336-893-5662 Trinity Elms Health and Rehab 336-747-1153 Vienna Village Assisted Living 336-945-5410 Wake Forest Baptist Health 336-716-1277 Winston Chiropractic Care 336-692-1122
Carillon Assisted Living 336-766-6220
Clemmons Family Dental 6301 Stadium Drive Clemmons, NC 27012 336-766-9111 Ad page 87 Clemmons Village Assisted Living 336-778-8548 doTERRA Essential Oils 336-757-2262
HOME & GARDEN BH Enterprise, Inc. 336-986-1373 Carolina Custom Upholstery and Fabrics 336-464-6269 Green Clean Floor Care 336-757-1010
5723-W Country Club Rd.Winston-Salem, NC 27106 336-712-5278 Ad page 87 Safe Haven Wildlife Removal 336-473-5363 Wrights Nursery and Landscaping 336-978-0816
LEGAL Gayle Goldsmith Tuch, PC 336-766-2767 Robinson & Lawing LLP 336-631-8500 Salem Law 336-406-6735 The Bomar Law Firm 336-793-4371 The Law Offices of Timothy D. Welborn, P.A. 336-761-0499 Vance Parker Law, PLLC 336-768-0481
PERSONAL SERVICES & CARE A Child’s World Learning Center 336-940-3975 A Cleaner World 336-766-4041 A Healing Touch Day Spa, LLC 336-793-7583 Adele Marie Beauty Studio 336-671-7000 Beautycounter 910-617-7749 Corporate Cleaning Group 336-354-3291 Dust Master Cleaning Services 336-413-9710 Essential Balanced Bodywork 336-918-9343
LODGING & TRAVEL Cruise Planners 336-770-5385 Hampton Inn Bermuda Run 336-998-3480
Village Inn Hotel & Event Center
Frank Vogler & Sons 336-766-4714
Lewisville Laser and Aesthetics
6580 Shallowford Road, Suite 130 Lewisville, NC 27023 336-945-2076 Ad page 41 Mary Kay Cosmetics 336-416-6515 Moonstone Massage Therapy, LLC 336-918-8115 New Horizons Child Care, Inc. 336-766-7079
Paparazzi Hair Salon
6000 Meadowbrook Mall Ct, Suite 6A Clemmons, NC 27012 336-893-7169 Ad page 47 Polished 2 Perfection Cleaning Company, LLC 336-409-5424
VIP HomeKeeping Mocksville, NC 336-998-7894 Ad page 61
PETS & VETERINARY Animal Hospital of Lewisville 336-946-3441
Aristopits 6606 Shallowford Road Lewisville, NC 27023 336-757-2185 Ad page 65 Humane Society of Davie County 336-751-5214 K9 Classy Clips 336-765-6863 Michelle’s Pet Sitting 336-413-4840 The Sergei Foundation 336-306-6861
PUBLIC UTILITIES & ENVIRONMENT Piedmont Natural Gas 336-271-5103 RiverStreet Networks 844-238-0131
Hayworth-Miller Funeral Home, Inc. 336-946-1107 Heart In Hands Massage and Wellness 336-978-0040
6205 Ramada Drive Clemmons, NC 27012 336-766-9121 Ad page 27
Hospice & Palliative Care Center 336-768-3972
Yadkin Tours, Inc. 336-469-0010
LaVida Massage of Clemmons 336-766-0622 Forsyth Community 2017 |
REAL ESTATE, MOVING, & STORAGE A. Duer Pierce, Allen Tate Realtors 336-769-7224 Allen Tate Realtors Jonathan Key 336-722-0331 Allen Tate Realtors Chrystal Yates 336-399-3873
Keller Williams Realty Jody Peske 1910 Curraghmore Road Clemmons, NC 27012 336-918-7496 Ad page 7 Keller Williams Realty Wendy Taylor 336-749-6424 Leading Edge Commercial Realty Group 336-749-8157
City Transfer and Storage 336-788-7374
Master Counsel & Associates 336-407-2994
Courtyards at Middlebrook 336-707-9799
Paragon Properties, Inc. 336-760-6500
Hunter Realty and Property Management, LLC
RE/MAX Realty Consultants John Alspaw 336-382-7667
3000 Bethesda Place, Suite 603 Winston-Salem, NC 27103 336-283-9777 Ad page 63
Keller Williams Realty Pam Boyle
133 Meadows Edge Drive Advance, NC 27006 336-726-2111 Ad page 37
Two Men And A Truck 130 Stratford Court, Suite A Winston-Salem, NC 27103 336-722-8844 Ad page 100 Universal Storage Solutions and FedEx ShipCenter 336-774-1512
RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS Crossbound Community Church 336-817-7860 Love Out Loud 336-416-2067
RESTAURANTS, FOOD, & BEVERAGE Chick-fil-A Hanes Mall Boulevard 336-765-0713
Clemmons Country Store 2690 LewisvilleClemmons Road Clemmons, NC 27012 336-766-8988 Ad page 57
Costco 336-794-3685 Dine by Design Catering 336-778-0708 Dream Dinners 336-766-0644 East Coast Wings and Grill on the Go 336-760-4985 Honky Tonk Smokehouse 336-794-2270 Jersey Mike’s Subs 336-602-2844 Kona Ice of Kernersville 336-653-5310 Krispy Kreme 336-766-2059
Lowes Foods 336-766-1608 Milner Brothers 336-712-9640 Nothing Bundt Cakes 336-306-9146 Panera Bread 336-766-3898 PDQ 336-306-5174 Red Hot and Blue 336-770-4227 River Ridge Taphouse 336-712-1883
Walmart Neighborhood Market 336-293-1396
SHOPPING & SPECIALTY RETAIL Glam N Glitz Fashion Boutique 336-471-5640 Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina, Inc. 336-724-3621
Hip Chics Boutique 2668 LewisvilleClemmons Road Clemmons, NC 27012 336-766-8122 Ad page 43
Simply Southern Cuisine 336-575-5886
Penny Lane Boutique 336-661-8336
Sonic Drive In 336-712-9710
PostalAnnex Winston-Salem 336-251-1144
Village Square Tap House 336-448-5330
Separk Music 336-723-0794
Smitherman’s Hardware 336-766-9109 Sweet Repeat Consignment Shop, LLC 336-778-1409 The Brewer’s Kettle 336-661-8377
SPORTS & RECREATION Bermuda Run Country Club 336-998-8155 CrossFit District 5 828-734-5711
Inner Strength Pilates 4983 Martin View Lane Winston-Salem, NC 27104 336-813-5320 Ad page 71
Jerry Long Family YMCA 1150 S. Peace Haven Road Clemmons, NC 27012 336-712-2000 Ad page 39
Lewisville Titans Football and Cheer 336-972-3028 Power Nutrition, Inc. 336-997-4742 Prime Life Fit/NHJ Fitness 336-354-9128 Salem Glen Golf Club 336-712-1010 Southwest Athletics 336-778-9306 Sunrise Yoga Studio Inc. 336-778-1233 Superior Martial Arts 407-431-8503 Tiger Kim’s World Class Tae Kwon Do 336-766-6116 TRU Taekwondo Center 336-448-0152
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Clemmons, NC: Dog Loving Town, USA! BY CAROLYN S. PETERSON
For those of us who are ‘dog people,’ sometimes finding places to shop for quality food, treats, supplies and toys is hard. Then locating a great area to play with ‘Fido’ might lead you several miles away and then finding a restaurant or bar that is ‘dog friendly,’ where you can hang out with your 2 and 4-legged BFFs, may seem impossible. Unless you live in or near Clemmons, NC, AKA to us dog lovers as ‘Dog Loving Town, USA!’
Veterinarian Care in Clemmons, NC. If you live in Clemmons, NC, you have quite a few experienced and knowledgeable veterinarians to choose from for your pup or kitty. Animal Hospital of Clemmons, Animal Ark Vet Hospital, River Ridge Vet Hospital, Clemmons Vet Clinic and Hillsdale Animal Hospital are the ones in the general vicinity. All offer expert care for pets of all types and ages, including offering preventative treatments for heartworms, fleas and ticks. Holistic medical choices are also available, such as acupuncture at Animal Hospital of Clemmons by Dr. Kay Long. If the need should arise for emergency vet care, Carolina Vet Specialists is just 6 miles away.
Food, Treats and Toys! Quality dog food, treats and toys are a musthave for pups! Fortunately, you don’t have far to look to find pet supply stores with a variety of what your pooch may need. If your dog has a special dietary need, like grain-free, the knowledgeable staff at these stores can help you find exactly what will make your pup’s life the best it can be. With Petsense, Prohound Pet Specialty and Aristopets, anything you need to keep your sweet 4-legged baby fed and entertained is within driving distance. If you want to venture a little bit farther for a more ‘boutique’ experience, K-9 Doggie Bakery and Boutique in Reynolda Village is a great place to get a little something special in the toy and treat department.
A Pampered Pooch is a Happy Pooch If you have a breed of dog that needs regular grooming, you have a selection of groomers. Most of the local veterinarians offer grooming, but you also have those who specialize in just grooming. Ruff Housing has certified groomers, as does Bark of the Town Pet Salon & Spa, Shear Pawsitivity and Carolina Pet Place. Most vets also offer boarding services, but Ruff Housing steps up Fido’s home away from home a bit with indoor and outdoor play areas for all size of dogs and 24/7 monitoring by a technician. Individual suites are available for those pups who like a little ‘me time’ away from the organized play.
Exercise and Play Time with Your Dog is Important Dog owners are very lucky to have Tanglewood Dog Park to take their pups to get play time in, as well as socialization with other dogs. Small, medium and large dogs have separate areas to romp around. With the areas completely fenced, you can watch your pup without concern that he or she will make a run for it.
Restaurants Realize that Dinner Goes Well with Your Pup by Your Side Some local restaurants also allow you to bring your pup along when you want to grab a bite to eat or enjoy a drink with friends. While it is best to call or visit the restaurants’ websites, some of the dog-friendly spots to visit include 6th and Vine, Mozelle’s and Silo Bistro and Bar. Keep in mind that most restaurants and bars require that your pup remains outside to dine al fresco! Clemmons, NC has so much to offer its residents, the 2-legged ones and now you know the best places to go with the 4-legged members of your family!
Jason Keller, FIC, CFFM Suite 203 8011 N. Point Boulevard Winston Salem, NC 27106 336-403-0943 firstname.lastname@example.org www.jasonwkeller.com
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Bright Stars in Our Community BY MARTIE EMORY 2016 saw West Forsyth High School celebrating two state championships – one for the boys’ wrestling team and another for the girls’ softball team. The West Forsyth wrestling team finished the season 50-0 after winning the 4A State Dual Team Championship with the final showdown against Holly Springs High School. The meet ended with a 57-10 Titans victory to bring West its first-ever team state title in wrestling. For head coach Maurice Atwood, it was his 18th state championship.
The West Forsyth girls’ softball team compiled an overall record of 30-2, with a # 1 state ranking and a # 16 MaxPreps national ranking. Under the leadership of head coach Kevin Baity and assistant coaches Brian Bowman and Austyn French, the team defeated Cape Fear in a best-of-three game series held at N.C. State, with West Forsyth winning the first game 3-0 and the second game 4-3, for their first ever state championship.
With his 2015-2016 nomination for Top 10 Teacher of the Year for Winston-Salem Forsyth County Schools, Lewisville Elementary School’s music teacher, Brandon Noftle, leads by example with his passion for helping others discover a love of performing music. Having attended Lewisville Elementary himself – as well as Meadowlark Middle School and West Forsyth High School – Brandon later received a bachelor’s degree in music education from UNC-Greensboro and also teaches privately at upbeatmusiccompany.com.
Clemmons resident and Mt. Tabor High School student William Orrell not only came home with the gold medal in the unique sport of cup stacking from the 2016 AAU Jr. Olympic Games, he’s also a three-time AAU Jr. Olympics Champion and holds all the Guinness World Records in his sport. William also stays active in his community by volunteering with the Clemmons Food Pantry.
In her seventh year as a third-grade teacher at Clemmons Elementary School, Jennifer Manna says she feels incredibly blessed to be one of 30 educators – and the only representative from North Carolina – selected from around the United States to be a PBS Learning Media Digital Innovator. The program recognizes tech-savvy K-12 educators who serve as leaders in education technology and incorporate digital media into their classroom. In addition to attending the International Society for Technology in Education conference in Philadelphia, Jennifer received a Samsung Galaxy® tablet to continue the use of digital media with her third graders.
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An Active Kid Is a Happy Kid BY CAROLYN S. PETERSON
When you look back on your childhood, probably most of it was spent outdoors, riding a bike, climbing a tree, playing dodge ball or my favorite, ‘Red Rover, Red Rover.’ Being outside playing began early in the morning and went until the sun set. Today, for many parents, even getting their children off the couch, away from something electronic, is a major accomplishment. But once you give them an alternative, and perhaps a nudge, our area has many ways children can venture out into the world, learn about themselves and perhaps help their community.
Helping Kids Find Their Passion One of the best things that a parent can do is to expose their child to different activities. Sometimes parents can have preconceived ideas that if they liked to play baseball and were good at it, then it would naturally follow that their child would do the same. That’s not always the case. Sometimes it’s not the parent who has had success in a sport who drives children too hard, but the parent who possibly had a frustrating career in a chosen sport that wants to have a second chance through their child. Child psychologists say that the best way of turning a child off to an activity is for the child to feel like it was pushed into the activity. They suggest that parents show their child opportunities and see what the child expresses an interest in and, hopefully, a passion for. Locally, there is a wide variety of activities that your children can try on for size. Beyond the activities that their individual schools offer, there are groups and organizations that have been around for a long time and that know that tapping into the intrinsic motivation within a child can lead to feeling a reward for not only oneself but in helping others.
Scouting: Much More than Campfires & Cookies Scouting has long been a way for kids to learn about their world around them and to help others with community projects, earning badges and recognition. Everyone, no matter your age, likes to do something and get praise, but when that praise benefits others, there’s an added importance. Being a scout, whether you are a boy or girl, is more than just campfires and selling cookies. With scouting, kids learn how to be independent from their parents, they develop an appreciation for nature, their physical and mental fitness begin to take form and they learn how working as a team can benefit not only the whole, but the individual, too. Scouting is also an activity that you, as a parent, can choose to get involved in as a scout or troop leader, and your children can continue in scouting throughout their lives.
Martial Arts & Gymnastics Two extracurricular activities that will keep your children active are martial arts and gymnastics. Each has great benefits, including getting and keeping your children moving and away from the couch and their iPad. Through the practice of martial arts, your children learn how to find focus and discipline, understanding that having self-confidence and self-respect is important in interactions with the world around them. Even though your children will learn self-defense through martial arts, they will also learn about conflict resolution. When children learn that words are never grounds for a fight, then they take a step toward becoming mature. Gymnastics has health benefits like flexibility, building strong bones, increased self-esteem, meeting daily exercise needs, increased coordination and discipline. Many children find a passion for gymnastics through the individuality that they can bring to the sport, but also the team that is formed with others. At all ages, gymnastics provides an opportunity to develop social skills. Younger children learn how to stand in line, look, listen and be quiet, following directions, and the older kids learn how to set a good example for the ones who look up to them and become role models for others. But sometimes a child demonstrates a love for music or art and those passions can also be nurtured.
The Hidden Talents of Music & Art When children demonstrate an interest in running or hitting a ball, it’s easier to home in on what they may enjoy doing, but often a child’s talent to play an instrument, sing or paint, draw, etc. can take a while to uncover. If your child shows an interest in the drums, even though your neighbors may hate you for it, see if he has a natural talent for them, or the guitar, flute, piano, whatever – give it a whirl and your child will show you how serious he is in a short time. You may catch your child doodling on her homework, but instead of scolding her, ask about her drawing. Invest in a drawing pad, some pencils or some paints and see if she continues to grow in her talent. You have nothing to lose and it’s a great way of getting to know your child a little better. Being a parent isn’t an easy task (and part of the reason I only have dogs). You can quickly overly involve your child in activities so, like most things in life, it is all about finding a healthy balance. Tune into your children and find out what makes their hearts sing and brings smiles to their faces – and to yours.
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All we need to do is turn on the nightly news to see a natural disaster somewhere in our country (floods, wildfires, tornados, massive snow storms, hurricanes and more). Typically, we think it happens somewhere else, not around where we live. But, it does. Are we prepared in advance? Not likely. However, with family meetings and planning, preparation for a disaster event and putting together an emergency kit is not that difficult. Reviewing and practicing to refresh everyone’s memory of his or her role is equally as important once the plans/kits are in place.
You may ask yourself, “How do I plan for a disaster?”
1. Discuss with the family what natural disasters your area is likely to face. Is your home in an area predisposed to flooding, a heavily wooded area subject to fire, a tornado-prone region, or other type of natural disaster location? 2. Select two places for the family to meet if you have to escape the home. How often do we see stories about someone re-entering a burning home or floodwater because they don’t know if everyone got out? Decide who will carry babies and young children. Don’t forget about getting pets out, too. The designated spots should be: a. One near the home. b. One outside the immediate neighborhood.
Once a disaster plan is prepared, you’re ready to put together an emergency kit, which leads to the next question.
“What goes in an emergency kit?”
Have an emergency kit for the home and consider keeping one in the car in case you have to evacuate. What should an emergency kit contain? • Water: One gallon per day/per person o For evacuation, plan a three-day supply o For home, plan a two week supply o Add an extra gallon if you have pets • Food: Non-perishables, easy to prepare items o For evacuation, plan a three-day supply o For home, plan a two-week supply o Manual can opener o Pet food • Flashlights (with extra batteries) • Battery-powered radio (a NOAA weather radio is highly recommended) • Medications (at least a seven-day supply) • Multi-purpose tool • Sanitation/personal hygiene products • Personal documents (licenses, birth certificates, passports, etc.)
3. Select a contact person from outside the immediate family as a check-in person. This is especially important if a disaster occurs and the family is not together.
• Cell phones with chargers
4. Plan an escape route for each person a. Practice the route and the time required (the faster, the better). b. Plan for pets.
• Cash (best to assume ATMs may be out of commission)
5. Let your extended family know when you’re safe. With so many families living all over the US, this is important. Family may be watching a disaster unfold on the news, worrying about their loved ones living in the region. You can register on the Red Cross Safe & Well website or call to register at 1.800.733.2767.
• Maps (don’t rely on access to internet maps)
• Family and emergency contact phone numbers/e-mails
First aid kits can be purchased fully stocked, or you can build your own. Suggested items to include (based on a family of four) are: 1. Bandages: rolled bandages in two and three-inch sizes, gauze pads in two and three-inch sizes, dressings/compresses (including an instant cold compress), BandAids (mixed sizes), adhesive cloth tape
2. Antiseptics: antibiotic ointment (five packs), antiseptic wipes (five packs), aspirin, hydrocortisone ointment (two packs) 3. Other: mask, non-latex gloves (two pair), scissors, oral thermometer, tweezers, health care phone numbers, daily medicines, first aid instruction book
Don’t Forget Your Pets:
Be sure that your pets have identification on their tags with your cell phone number (microchipping is recommended). Check ahead, if possible, to be sure that your pets will be able to stay with you; many shelters do not allow pets. Websites with a listing of pet-friendly accommodations can be found on petswelcome.com or tripswithpets.com. The humanesociety.org site has additional sites for your reference.
• Activities for children (books, board games, or favorite toys)
Your pet disaster kit needs to include: • Food and water for at least five days with bowls • Litter box, litter, scoop, and garbage bags • Leashes, harnesses, and carriers • Photo of your pets • Grooming brushes and toys • Veterinary contact information
Be prepared. Be safe.
• First aid kit
Sources: RedCross.org, HumaneSociety.org
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Ways to Volunteer in Your Community BY MEGHAN E.W. CORBETT
There is certainly no shortage of volunteer opportunities in the Lewisville/Clemmons area. With so many organizations worthy of time and attention, it can be difficult to help them all. Luckily, most non-profits offer extremely flexible options for volunteer hours and donations. While some may allow you to simply come on in when you have time to help, others might have specific needs that are important to know about beforehand. The good news is, those willing and able to volunteer will be received with open arms – and volunteering your time to help others is perhaps the noblest way there is to give back! According to the Lewisville-Clemmons Chamber of Commerce, the following are some great volunteer opportunities:
HUMANE SOCIETY OF DAVIE COUNTY
A non-profit 501c3 group seeking to make a difference in the lives of animals in North Carolina. HSDC’s mission is to raise awareness in the community about the needs of animals and place numerous previously unwanted animals into loving homes. The adoption center is only able to help abandoned dogs and cats with the aid of loving volunteers.
If you are interested in volunteering with HSDC, fill out an application at davienchumane.org. For more information, please contact Gloria Wommack. Visit davienchumane.org
THE SERGEI FOUNDATION, INC. Provides lower-income families lifesaving, sick and injured veterinary care for their family pets. Contact Karen Fullerton via karen@ sergeifoundation.org to learn more. Visit SergeiFoundation.org
JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT OF CENTRAL NORTH CAROLINA Junior Achievement is an economic education organization that provides volunteer-delivered K-12 programs which help students foster skills in financial literacy, work-readiness and entrepreneurship. No teaching experience or expertise in those topics is required to be a volunteer! Junior Achievement will provide you with the training and materials to go into local classrooms. Contact Jacqueline McCracken, Programs Manager at jmccracken@ centralncja.org for more information. Visit centralncja.org
is another remarkable organization that is always in need of assistance. According to clemmonsfoodpantry.org, “The Food Pantry is a volunteer organization and work is done by a team of more than 200 volunteers -- all playing an important role in keeping things running smoothly! It takes a staff of more than 125 volunteers each week to keep the pantry going. Becoming a volunteer is easy. Simply attend an orientation session to discover the variety of volunteer opportunities available and choose which area(s) you’re interested in. Orientation sessions are held monthly to help familiarize you with the variety of volunteer opportunities available, pantry processes and federal regulations which are required around documentation, food distribution and storage. To register for the next orientation session, simply email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Orientation sessions are held at 6:30 pm the third Monday of each month at Clemmons Food Pantry.”
NOVANT HEALTH has a a variety of ways to volunteer in the Lewisville-Clemmons area. According to novanthealth.org, “Regardless of your age or training, you could become a valuable part of the Novant Health family. Whether delivering flowers and mail to patients or assisting families and visitors, you could be one of the many volunteers who give their time to serve our patients, families and employees. As a volunteer you may: • Visit patients to ask about non-medical needs and offer emotional support • Serve on our reception and information desk team • Assist visitors and patients with directions • Transport patients throughout the hospital • Assist in the hospital gift shop and fundraising • Many other volunteer opportunities are available! Volunteers complete an application, have an interview with the volunteer services staff, a health screening, an orientation class and other training before beginning their volunteer work. Please contact your Novant Health medical center about taking part in this important community service.” Clemmons Medical Center can be reached by calling 336.718.5738. There is certainly no excuse not to volunteer if you are willing and able! So, get out there, and get involved!
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One Act Can Change A Path. BY KIRSTEN RUSS
“One act can change a path. Changing a path can change a life. Changing a life affects generations yet unborn.” The Butterfly Effect, Andy Andrews
Every single thing you do matters… You have been created in order that you might make a difference. You have within you the power to change the world… By your hand, millions – billions – of lives will be altered, caught up in a chain of events begun by you this day… Your life and what you do with it today matter forever. Adapted from The Butterfly Effect: How Your Life Matters by Andy Andrews, 2009 Simple Truths LLC.
Women Who Care is a 501(c)3 philanthropic organization sponsored by the Clemmons Community Foundation. What began in 2014 with fifteen dedicated women under the inspired leadership of Joanna Lyall and Jody Peske has more than doubled to members who are committed to helping local families in need. Women Who Care is dedicated to expanding its outreach with the help of local businesses, leaders, committed community groups and concerned individuals. The mission statement of Women Who Care asserts that Women Who Care promotes social change by harnessing the collective power of women working together to grow philanthropy and distribute grants that expand opportunities to transform the lives of local children and families. The first major project to accomplish this mission resulted from a $10,000 grant from the Clemmons Community Foundation to Women Who Care. After informed discussion, Women Who Care determined that the WinstonSalem/Forsyth County Social Workers who serve schools in Clemmons and Lewisville would guarantee the most vetted and enduring investment of the grant money. The grant may be used by local WinstonSalem/Forsyth County Social Workers to pay for immediate needs for a child, such as clothing, or for long-term needs such as eye glasses, therapy appointments, field trips, graduation costs, or other necessities to foster long-term success for the child and the family. Additional projects in 2016 included a school supply drive, in partnership with the Clemmons Staples store, that collected a wide and extensive variety of school supplies for local students, and an ongoing drive to collect adult hygiene products for the local Clemmons Food Pantry. Women Who Care is researching and planning further initiatives with existing local nonprofit groups to address unmet and essential needs in our community. In conjunction with Clemmons Community Foundation, Women Who Care also participates in Clemmons Community Day, Clemmons Ice Cream Day, and the annual
Arts for Life Roll and Stroll at Tanglewood Park. Supporting the community in a variety of venues increases the ability of Women Who Care to reach out to families and children in the area to build a stronger and healthier southwest Forsyth County. Women Who Care is led by members of the Executive Committee who represent diversity and experience in this region of Forsyth County. The 2016-2017 leaders include: President, Kirsten Russ from West Forsyth High School; Vice President, Lily Morris of Truliant Federal Credit Union; Secretary, Laura Grimes, a busy and valuable volunteer and stay at home mom; Treasurer, Mary Cameron, Councilwoman for the constituents of the Village of Clemmons; Assistant Secretary Edie Bergman of Edward Jones; Assistant Treasurer, Terry Jeanes, Disciple and Lay Ministry Liaison from Clemmons United Methodist Church; and Public Relations, Robin Bralley of Forsyth Magazines. The Advisory Committee meets monthly, except the month of December. Members of the 2016-2017 Advisory Committee include all members of the Executive Committee and Alison Ashe-Card, Jill Atherton, Amy Gardner, Keela Johnson, Teresa Lindsay, Joanna Lyall, Jody Peske, and Julie Elliott. The General Membership meets four times a year: June, September, January and March. Women Who Care celebrates a membership drive, open to all women in the Clemmons and Lewisville area, at the January meeting. The January 2017 meeting is on January 25. All local women are encouraged to attend and to join. Women Who Care meets at the Village Inn and Event Center in Clemmons and is grateful for the support given by the Village Inn. Contact information for the Women Who Care is: clemmonscommunityfoundation.org/women-who-care/ Women Who Care, PO Box 1623, Clemmons, NC 27012 | email@example.com
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AFRICAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL Hickory Grove AME Zion Church 3791 Harper Rd Clemmons, NC 27012 (336) 766-5142
New Hope AME Zion Church 7000 Shallowford Rd Lewisville, NC 27023 (336) 945-9083
ASSEMBLY OF GOD Generations Church 1275 Williams Rd Lewisville, NC 27023 (336) 946-0480
Westside Christian Church 5086 Styers Ferry Rd Lewisville, NC 27023 (336) 777-6185
BAPTIST Bethel Baptist Church 4111 Friedberg Church Rd Clemmons, NC 27012 (336) 764-4794
Bible Baptist Church 6350 Styers Ferry Rd Clemmons, NC 27012 (336) 778-8737
Center Grove Baptist Church 8750 Lasater Rd Clemmons, NC 27012 (336) 766-5727
Clemmons First Baptist Church 3530 Clemmons Rd Clemmons, NC 27012 (336) 766-6486
Friends Baptist Church 1840 Lewisville Clemmons Rd Clemmons, NC 27012 (336) 766-3533
Goodwill Baptist Church 548 Goodwill Rd Clemmons, NC 27012 (336) 764-3930
Grapevine Baptist Church 7869 Grapevine Rd Lewisville, NC 27023 (336) 945-6195
Immanuel Baptist Church
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Churches are organized alphabetically by denomination, name of church, and town.
Union Hill Baptist Church 8494 Lasater Rd Clemmons, NC 27012 (336) 766-8317
West Haven Baptist Church 2580 Old Glory Rd Clemmons, NC 27012 (336) 712-1661
Grace Baptist Church 7795 Grapevine Rd Lewisville, NC 27023 (336) 945-4219
Lewisville Baptist Church
125 Lewisville Clemmons Rd Lewisville, NC 27023 (336) 945-3706
LUTHERAN Shiloh Lutheran Church 703 Lewisville Vienna Rd Lewisville, NC 27023 (336) 945-5255
METHODIST Hillsdale United Methodist Church 5018 US Highway 158 Advance, NC 27006 (336) 998-4020
Arcadia United Methodist Church NC Highway 150 Clemmons, NC 27012 (336) 764-0400
Unity Moravian Church 8300 Concord Church Rd Lewisville, NC 27023 (336) 945-3801
NON-DENOMINATIONAL Agape Faith Church 2101 Lewisville Clemmons Rd Clemmons, NC 27012 (336) 766-3213
First Christian Church - Clemmons 6131 Frye Bridge Rd Clemmons, NC 27012 (336) 766-5449
Centenary United Methodist Church
PRESBYTERIAN Centerpoint Associate Reformed
7035 Franklin Rd Lewisville, NC 27023 (336) 945-3944
5280 Hampton Rd Clemmons, NC 27012 (336) 766-5987
2849 Middlebrook Dr Clemmons, NC 27012 (336) 624-9529
Victory Baptist Church
Clemmons United Methodist Church
Clemmons Presbyterian Church
3700 Clemmons Rd Clemmons, NC 27012 (336) 766-6375
3930 Clemmons Rd Clemmons, NC 27012 (336) 766-4631
CATHOLIC Holy Family Catholic Church
Concord United Methodist Church
New Hope Presbyterian Church
4820 Kinnamon Rd Winston-Salem, NC 27103 (336) 778-0600
8955 Concord Church Rd Lewisville, NC 27023 (336) 945-3691
2570 Harper Rd Clemmons, NC 27012 (336) 778-1556
CHURCH OF CHRIST Capernaum Church Of Christ
Harmony Grove United Methodist Church
River Oaks Community Church
Temple Baptist Church
4765 Hampton Rd Clemmons, NC 27012 (336) 766-7071
8806 Lasater Rd Clemmons, NC 27012 (336) 766-1516
Warners Chapel Church-Christ
5041 Styers Ferry Rd Lewisville, NC 27023 (336) 712-0057
Lewisville United Methodist Church
1855 Lewisville Clemmons Rd Clemmons, NC 27012 (336) 766-0033
Salem Presbytery 3950 Clemmons Rd Clemmons, NC 27012 (336) 766-3393
8999 Lasater Rd Clemmons, NC 27012 (336) 766-6078
6290 Shallowford Rd Lewisville, NC 27023 (336) 945-3203
EPISCOPAL St Clement Episcopal Church
Sharon United Methodist Church
JEHOVAH’S WITNESS Jehovah’s Witnesses
Sunrise United Methodist Church
QUAKER Trinity Friends Meeting
1111 Lewisville Clemmons Rd Lewisville, NC 27023 (336) 712-8000
Williams Rd Lewisville, NC 27023 (336) 945-2944
MORAVIAN Clemmons Moravian Church
SEVENTH-DAY Clemmons Seventh-Day Adventist
35635 Spangenberg Ave. Clemmons, NC 27012 (336) 766-6273
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3600 Harper Rd Clemmons, NC 27012 (336) 766-4323
1710 Lewisville Clemmons Rd Clemmons, NC 27012 (336) 712-9933
LATTER-DAY SAINTS Church Of Jesus Christ Of LDS 4260 Clinard Rd Clemmons, NC 27012 (336) 766-3607
5330 Sharon Church Rd Lewisville, NC 27023 (336) 945-5386
Shallowford Presbyterian Church 1200 Lewisville Clemmons Rd Lewisville, NC 27023 (336) 766-3178
Giving Back in Clemmons BY SHANNON FORD
Clemmons is definitely a role model for communities that want to give back – there are so many opportunities for those looking to do their civic duty and help out their neighbors. Below are some of the great ways to give back through Neighbors Helping Neighbors: During the month of February, we would like to invite you to join us in showing love for our community. The Village of Clemmons will be partnering with the Clemmons Rotary and the local troops of Boy Scouts of America to collect food for the Clemmons Food Pantry for the entire month. This is an event where everyone can participate, and we invite you to share your story with us!
IDEAS FOR COLLECTING: Bumper Crop Program
Several churches participate in a “Bumper Crop” program. Designate a day to have volunteers place a grocery bag with an instruction sheet to be placed under the wiper blade of all vehicles in the parking lot. Participants will fill the bag with food, bring it back to church on the designated day, and leave the bag by your car’s bumper. The bags will be harvested during services.
“Soup”er Bowl Food Drive
Collect enough cans of soup to fill a football field (or modified one). Have fun with it. Wear team jerseys, track progress on the yard lines, etc. Just make sure to score a touchdown!
“Can” the Principal or Your Boss Food Drive
Can you bring enough food to fill an entire office? What company/school can do it first? Force that principal or boss to work in the hallway for the remainder of the food drive.
Select a day, week or meal to give back a percentage of proceeds to the Food Pantry.
HOA (Homeowners’ Association)
Coordinate a food drive with pickup -- perhaps a friendly competition between subdivisions.
There are certain items that the Food Pantry is always in need of. Some preschools and daycares have been successful with coordinating a collection for baby food (in plastic containers). Some gyms and wellness centers have focused on “Protein Power” -- collecting cans of meat, beans and peanut butter
Several people have asked for donations in lieu of, or in addition to, birthday, shower or wedding gifts. Consider collecting baby food (in plastic containers) at an upcoming baby shower or kid-friendly food for birthday parties (breakfast bars, pop-top cans, etc.)
Monetary Donations Did you know…?
• $18 helps feed a family of two for one week • $36 helps feed a family of two for two weeks • $72 helps feed a family of three for two weeks • $144 helps feed a family of four for one month Donations can be made online through PayPal or by check (clemmons.org). There are several drop-offs for donated items located throughout the Village of Clemmons during the month of February. Please see the list and hours below. • Clemmons Food Pantry, Monday-Friday 10am-12pm • Village Hall, Monday-Friday 8am-5pm For more information, visit ClemmonsFoodPantry.org.
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Exploring Volunteerism For Teens BY MALLORY HARMON This sacrifice seems simple, but it is something that most people, myself included, struggle with. Life is full of demands – hours of work or homework, exercise, meals, yard work, and family are just a few of the many necessary, and rewarding responsibilities that we all struggle to fulfill. This load is the stumbling block for most, and it is because of this that it is important to develop a spirit of volunteerism as early as possible. “Patterns of behavior start when you are young,” Lawson continues. “For example, if you eat only candy when you are young, that is the thing you will desire to do the rest of your life. If we can create in teenagers a desire to give their lives away on behalf of others, it is a pattern that will echo throughout the rest of their lives.” This is precisely the mindset we need to cultivate when considering volunteering. As James Wright, a psychology professor at Forsyth Technical College, points out, “We mustn’t force our teens to volunteer. That can create negative connotations toward the endeavor.” Instead, he suggests that we encourage and lead by example and in doing so, “create in teens an appreciation for life.”
“Volunteerism at its heart is being selfless.” This statement by Chris Lawson author, professor, and associate pastor at Reynolda Church in Winston-Salem defines the only thing needed to be a volunteer: selflessness. One great deterrent that potential volunteers face is the notion that you have to be experienced and outgoing to be a volunteer. However, being a volunteer does not require expertise or extroversion. All that is required of volunteers is the selfless willingness to devote time to others.
To get the perspective of young volunteers, I interviewed local teenagers who are active in many fields of aid. Lillia Bowlling (19) who volunteers at Brenner Children’s Hospital weekly says, “I love being a part of the medical field and giving my time to the kids and their families. I feel like I am learning important life lessons now that I will need as an adult.” Lillia has found her calling in medicine, which has only become stronger through her work at Brenner’s. Bowen Nicholson (16) found a way to help at Reynolda Church by mowing the lawn once a week. Additionally, Anna Hartley Anderson (18) volunteers as a Wyldlife leader (Young Life for middle school students) every week. She explains, “My job is to be a help to middle school girls with their relationship with Jesus, as well as be someone who they can goof off with or talk to. Forming relationships and talking to the girls about boy drama helps me enhance my inner five-year-old.” She goes on to explain why she started volunteering as a teen. “Volunteering when you are young forms you into a giver, not a receiver. That is something that is hard to form as an adult, but easy to enhance.” Sara Seaford (17) volunteers at The Davie Domestic Violence Service. “I started volunteering there to see if it was something I would like to pursue as a career. It has gotten me involved in the community and has given me an understanding of the value of my time.” Finally, Hannah Jane Thompson (17), who volunteers at the Lutheran Homeless Shelter, also points out that, “Volunteering has taught me to treat others the way I would want to be treated and to have a greater appreciation for those around me.” These teenagers have not studied in the field they have chosen to volunteer in; they do not accept the misleading idea that you must be an extrovert in order to be a help. They do, however, possess that one thing necessary to be a volunteer: they are already honing selflessness with their time and talents that will be invaluable to them the rest of their lives.
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Sports are for Everyone! Fortunately, Even the Least Athletically Drawn BY SAVANNAH NORRIS As a writer, it’s hard to grasp the appeal of sports. They just aren’t that interesting from my perspective. I ran track my junior year of high school and experimented with just about every sport before that, but with little success. I scored the wrong goals in soccer; I hit the catcher with my bat in softball; and the only reason I liked basketball was because I got to wear cool shoes like my older brother wore. Sports just weren’t my thing, but that doesn’t mean I wasn’t down for trying each one of them. It may be hard to believe that I continued to participate in sports due to the clear lack of talent I possessed for that department. You’d be right to say I was definitely hesitant before joining a new sport. I hated the paralyzing anxiety that engulfed my entire being at the start a race or game. I hated the flutter of my heart and pounding of my chest. I hated the outsider experience - watching myself run lap after lap. But I was willing to endure each in stride because the only thing I despised more than the knots in my stomach was not being a part of a team at all. Being a part of a sports team was like having a second family, one that was in my exact same boat. We were all relatively the same age, which made bonding with one another easy,
• Twins Soccer • YMCA • Upward Sports
even if we hadn’t been on the same team since t-ball. We learned valuable morals together, like teamwork and kindness; we shared experiences together and felt appreciated by one another. Sports were more than just competition and exercise to me. They were an opportunity to make new friends I could relate to. They were a way of life and a rite of passage. I certainly wouldn’t have the same outlook on life had I not learned from things like the kickball incident of 2008 (let’s just say I was taught good sportsmanship on this particular day). Though I don’t talk about this, or play kickball anymore, this not-at-all rule-followed sport is actually well liked. Turns out soccer, softball, basketball, and every other sport doesn’t necessarily haunt all people. Sports can provide scholarships, dreams, and, even harder to imagine, peace. However, not everyone can be an Olympian, and sometimes traditional sports turn out to be a nightmare for kids with graces like my own. Fortunately, there are competitive, unconventional, and totally feasible niche sports that interest even writers. Sports are something all kids should at least give a chance. At right are just a few local ideas, teams, and practice fields worth looking into.
• YMCA • Upward Sports
BASEBALL & SOFTBALL
• Southwest Athletics • Upward Sports
FOOTBALL & CHEER
• Forsyth County Broncos • Lewisville Titans • Upward Sports
• YMCA TYDE Swim Team • Waterford Stingrays • Enfinity • Clemmons West Aqua Demons
LESS TRADITIONAL IDEAS:
• Skateboarding • Bowling • Paddleboarding • Wakeboarding
PLACES TO PRACTICE
• Miller Park • BB&T Soccer Field • YMCA • School Courts • Tanglewood • Fairgrounds Skate Park • AMF Major League Lanes
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CLEMMONS A Child’s World Learning Center 2005 Lewisville Clemmons Rd. Clemmons, NC 27012 (336) 766-8222 Preschool / Daycare
Serving Infants – Pre-Kindergarten, including Before and After School Care for up to 12 years old
Apple Tree Academies
3 Twin Brook Drive Clemmons, NC 27012 (336) 764-0005
Montessori School 6050 Holder Road Clemmons, NC 27012 (336) 766-5550 Private School Serving Toddler - Elementary
Morgan Elementary School 3210 Village Point Drive Clemmons, NC 27012 (336) 703-4148
Public School Serving Kindergarten – 5th grade
Clemmons Elementary School
New Horizons Childcare Inc
6200 Bingham Avenue Clemmons, NC 27012 (336) 712-4444
Public School Serving Kindergarten – 5th grade
Clemmons Moravian Child Care 3560 Spangenberg Avenue Clemmons, NC 27012 (336) 766-6979
Preschool / Daycare Serving Infants – Pre-Kindergarten, including Before and After School Care for students through 5th grade
Immanuel Baptist Church
1505 Lewisville Clemmons Rd Clemmons, NC 27012 (336) 766-4226
Preschool / Daycare Serving Infants – Pre-Kindergarten, including Before and After School Care for up to 12 years old
6395 Cephis Drive Clemmons, NC 27012 (336) 766-7079
Preschool / Daycare Serving Infants – Pre-Kindergarten
Southwest Elementary School
LEWISVILLE Child Care Network
5038 Styers Ferry Road Lewisville, NC 27023 (336) 766-3233
Preschool / Daycare Serving Infants – Pre-Kindergarten, including Before and After School Care for students through 5th grade
Forsyth Country Day School 5501 Shallowford Road Lewisville, NC 27023 (336) 945-3151 Private School Age 2 – 12th grade
Lewisville Elementary School 150 Lucy Lane Lewisville, NC 27023 (336) 945-5355
Public School Serving Kindergarten – 5th grade
1631 SW School Road Clemmons, NC 27012 (336) 712-4422
Sunrise United Methodist Church
West Forsyth High School
Preschool and Before / After School Care
Public School Serving Kindergarten – 5th grade
1735 Lewisville Clemmons Rd. Clemmons, NC 27012 (336) 712-4400 Public School Serving 9th – 12th grade
1111 Lewisville Clemmons Rd. Lewisville, NC 27023 (336) 712-8000
West Forsyth Christian Preschool 1200 Lewisville Clemmons Rd. Lewisville, NC 27023 (336) 712-2424 Preschool / Daycare Serving 2 – 4 years
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ACTIVITIES Local Business Displays • Face Painting • Ladder Firetruck • Talent Show• Super Slide & Bounce Houses Music & Great Food • Rock Climbing Wall • Fitness Demonstrations • AND MUCH MORE! To reserve a booth or for more information, visit www.lewisville-clemmons.com Additional parking and shuttle available at Wake Forest Baptist Health Medical Plaza - Clemmons No pets or alcoholic beverages allowed.
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Winston-Salem Community Groups for Parents & Kids BY RACHEL HOEING, CO-FOUNDER, TRIADMOMSONMAIN.COM
When you are a new parent, it can be tough to find an outlet. And by outlet, we mean FRIENDS who can empathize, sympathize, cry with you, laugh with you, pray with you, and support you! Below we have a list of groups where it is easy for moms and dads to meet other parents, and hopefully children of the same age as their own. Remember that Parenthood is not meant to be traveled alone!
MOPS GROUPS (MOTHERS OF PRESCHOOLERS)
MOPS is an international organization that strives to meet the needs of every mom with children from birth to kindergarten. The meetings are a great opportunity to chat with other Mothers of Preschoolers, eat great food, make useful crafts and hear from a variety of speakers intended to help you on your mothering journey.
1. BLAISE BAPTIST CHURCH
Meets 1st and 3rd Fridays from 9:15 - 11:45 am. 134 Blaise Church Rd, Mocksville facebook.com/pages/Blaise-BaptistMOPS
2. FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
Meets 1st and 3rd Tuesdays from 9:30 am - 11:30 am. | Fellowship Hall, Building A, 300 N. Cherry Street, Winston-Salem 1stpres.com/community/mops/
3. MAPLE SPRINGS UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays at 9:3011:30 am | 2569 Reynolda Rd Winston Salem, NC 27106-4617 | mops.org/groups/ maplespringsumc
4. NORTH POINT BAPTIST CHURCH
Meetings are twice a month. Contact (336) 767.8297 for details. 4980 University Pkwy Winston-Salem, NC 27106 north-pointbaptist.org/ministries/
LIBRARY STORY TIMES
Visit forsyth.cc/eventcalendars/ to see all local story times and events. Please check before visiting as story times are subject to change.
1. CARVER SCHOOL ROAD BRANCH LIBRARY 4915 Lansing Dr., Winston-Salem 27105 | Check website calendar for story times.
2. CENTRAL BRANCH LIBRARY
660 W. 5th St., Winston-Salem 27101 | Stay tuned for library re-opening.
3. CLEMMONS BRANCH LIBRARY
3554 Clemmons Rd., Clemmons 27012 | Toddler Storytime: Tuesdays @ 10:30 am; Preschool Storytime: Thursdays @ 10:30 am
4. LEWISVILLE BRANCH LIBRARY
6490 Shallowford Rd., Lewisville 27023 | Preschool Storytime: Tuesdays @ 10:30 am; Toddler Storytime: Wednesdays @ 10:30 am
5. MALLORY JORDAN EAST WINSTON HERITAGE CENTER
1110 E. 7th St., Winston-Salem, 27101 | Any Age Storytime and Music & Movement: Thursdays & Fridays at 10:00 am
6. REYNOLDA MANOR BRANCH LIBRARY
2839 Fairlawn Rd, Winston-Salem, 27106 | Story times for babies and preschoolers are Wed, Thurs, and Fri at 10:30 am.
7. RURAL HALL BRANCH LIBRARY
7125 Broad St, Winston-Salem, 27045 | Book Babies, Mondays at 11 am. Preschool Storytime: Thursdays at 11 am.
8. SOUTHSIDE BRANCH LIBRARY 3185 Buchanan St, Winston-Salem, 27127 | Toddler & Preschool Storytime: Every other Thursday at 11 am
9. WALKERTOWN BRANCH LIBRARY
2969 Main St, Walkertown, 27051 All Ages Storytime: Tuesdays @ 10:30 am; Music & Movement (Toddlers and Pre-K): Thursdays @ 10:30 am
SPECIAL NEEDS GROUPS 1. D.A.D.S. (DADS APPRECIATING DOWN SYNDROME) pdssn.org/programs-3/socialprograms/d-a-d-s/ PDSSN’s D.A.D.S. group is an organization of fathers of children with Down syndrome whose mission is to assist and support each other and their families through fellowship and action. Meets monthly.
2. PIEDMONT DOWN SYNDROME SUPPORT NETWORK LADIES’ NIGHT OUT pdssn.org/programs-3/socialprograms/ladies-night-out/ Ladies’ Night Out gives mothers, grandmothers, sisters, and friends of those with Down Syndrome a chance to talk and socialize. Meets each month at different restaurants in the area.
EXERCISE GROUPS 1. FIT4MOM SW
swwinston-salem.fit4mom.com/ Stroller Strides is a stroller-based fitness program designed for moms with little ones. Each 60-minute, total body workout incorporates power walking, strength, toning, songs, and activities. Meets at Miller Park & Bolton Park.
2. FIT WITH DEB
facebook.com/fitwithdeb Fast, fun, fat-burning workouts that will sculpt your physique, improve confidence and boost your mood! Children welcome!
3. MOMMY-BABY YOGA
novanthealth.org/home/patients--visitors/ classes-events--tours; (336) 414.5942 | This one-hour class at Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center helps new mothers regain flexibility, strength, and confidence. Babies are incorporated into the yoga poses, and each class ends with a massage for baby. Registration is required. Class times are Thursdays 10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.; Saturdays 10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
4. STROLLER STRENGTH WINSTON-SALEM meetup.com/Stroller-Strength-Winston-Salem-NC/ Stroller Strength is a workout group, a playdate, and a mom support network all rolled into one!
MISCELLANEOUS GROUPS 1. KIDS ROCK TRIAD Pine Grove United Methodist Church, 1130 Jonestown Rd, Winston-Salem 27103 kidsrocktriad.com Music and arts programs for babies, toddlers and children. Each class includes age-appropriate activities, short songs, motion and music.
2. LA LECHE LEAGUE OF NORTH CAROLINA - WINSTON-SALEM Redeemer Presbyterian Church, 1046 Miller Street lllofnc.org/groups/winstonsalem/ The mission is to help mothers worldwide to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information, and education. Meets 1st Wednesdays at 10 am.
3. MOMS (MOTHERS OF MANY SEASONS) AT RIVER OAKS CHURCH 1855 Lewisville Clemmons Rd, Clemmons | riveroakschurch.org/register/moms-register/ Learn together, worship together, laugh, and enjoy a BREAK in our day. Child care and light breakfast are provided! Thursday mornings from 9:30 - 10:30 am
4. TRIAD SAHMS facebook.com/groups/900847583266724/ Enjoy play dates as well as monthly mom’s morning out and mom’s night out. For more directories and lists like this one, visit TriadMomsonMain.com!
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s e i r e S d l r o W h t u s n o R m e Bab Comes to Clem S
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The Village of Clemmons is well on its way to becoming a hub for youth baseball, and next summer will host some of the best 12-year-old players that Babe Ruth League has to offer. After transitioning its youth baseball programming this year from Little League to that of Babe Ruth/Cal Ripken League, Clemmons’ Southwest Athletics has begun to reap the benefits of some added flexibility. Next summer’s Babe Ruth regional and World Series tournaments will serve as the culmination of that change and the growth Southwest Athletics is enjoying.
“Like the old saying, ‘if you build it, they will come,’” said Jon Marzano, Southwest Athletics Board of Directors member, recalling the famous line from the movie Field of Dreams. “That’s certainly true here in Clemmons and it’s pretty cool to be a part of.”
Marzano said of the hosting review process. “I think as soon as Faherty saw those two important variables being met, he said this is definitely a place that can host in 2017, but more importantly can be a facility that can continue support these types of event for years to come.”
After joining Babe Ruth/Cal Ripken Baseball, Barry Leonard, president of Southwest Athletics, said he found out the organization was looking for a host site for its 12-year-old World Series tournament.
Over the course of the two week event, Leonard and Marzano expect Clemmons will see an influx of thousands of out-of-town guests. The scale will be unlike anything the village has experienced in recent years.
Leonard, alongside village officials in April, hosted Robert Faherty, an official with Babe Ruth League, to show off Clemmons’ commitment to the World Series and youth sports as a whole. “He kind of fell in love with Clemmons,” Leonard said. From there, Southwest Athletics earned hosting rights for the late July regional tournament and the Babe Ruth World Series, which is scheduled for Aug. 3-10, 2017. “You have to have a complex that can support it and you have to have a community that will back it,”
“When you think about the unique and repeat headcount coming through the gates, going to the gas stations, going to local businesses and restaurants and hotels, it is absolutely a big financial benefit for the area,” Marzano said. “The spending dollars that are going to be brought to the community for this will rival any event that we’ve seen in this community for a long time. We’re bringing this here for our organization, for the community, but also for our local businesses that stand to benefit from the volume of people. Everyone is getting real excited about it.”
Chief among the local organizations involved with the World Series is Wake Forest Baptist Health, who has partnered with Southwest Athletics as the title sponsor of the two events. “You see the depth of service at WFBH and top notch care that a teaching hospital can bring to the community. It’s a great partnership. Both of our organizations are here to be of service, to better the lives of those in our community” Marzano said. With a title sponsor and exact dates for the event now complete, Leonard and Marzano have begun preparing for the extensive work required around the complex in preparation for the 12-team tournament. Work includes upkeep to the complex’s fields, which Marzano called a “constant battle.”
Southwest is hoping to bring back as many longtime supporters of the organization as possible for a hand in the process. “We want all of those legacy players who grew up playing ball out here to come back for a week or two and offer their time,” Marzano said. “We’re going to need to engage everybody we can from a volunteer standpoint.”
“The key is you do it right, and then you do it every couple of years,” he said. “It puts Clemmons on the map at that point as a destination. That’s what all the hotels want; that’s what all the businesses want. They don’t just want one-off type events, they want to be a destination, and we’re doing everything we can to create that.”
After completion of a successful tournament, Marzano said, Southwest will become a prime candidate for many of Babe Ruth’s future national events.
For more information about the 2017 Babe Ruth World Series or to inquire about sponsorship or volunteering, contact Barry Leonard at email@example.com.
From there, odd jobs around the complex will be plentiful. “It is going to take a community to pull this off,” Marzano said. “Any role that somebody would want to fill, we’ve got a job for them.” Leonard said he is reaching out to local Crosby Scholars and Boy Scout troops for help with preparation, and Forsyth Community 2017 |
“GOOD GUYS RIDE WHITE HORSES” EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH JERRY BROOKS, CHIEF OF CLEMMONS FIRE STATION
BY MALLORY HARMON the fire district, which is now 29 square mile, due to the growth of Winston-Salem. Thermal imaging technology has had a very positive impact on our fire suppression skills success. We can wave the thermal imager over a wall, and it will show where the fire is on the other side and how hot it is so we can cut with the axes more accurately. We also use it to find people who have passed out, because the smoke can be so dense you can’t see a hand in front of your face.
What is the most common cause of house fires?
Unattended cooking. Most of the calls will come in between three and six in the evening. It has a lot to do with the kids coming home from school, and the family wants to fix food, and the food is forgotten, and next thing you know, the stove is on fire. Chief Jerry Brooks, in addition to being a fascinating and relatable person, is the capable and experienced Chief of the Clemmons Fire Station. His leadership and devotion to his team and our community is obvious through the answers he provided in the recent interview.
Why did you decide to become fire chief?
When I was a little boy I grew up in the Waughtown community, and my dad had a very good friend, Mr. John Cornatzer, who was Sergeant in the Winston-Salem Fire Department over at fire station #5 down on Devonshire Street. My dad would take me by there about once a month, and he and Mr. Cornatzer would talk and they would let me just walk around. When I came back from the military I came back to Clemmons and became a volunteer firefighter. A seed, I think, was planted in by those trips to Devonshire Street Station #5. It’s something that gets in your blood and stays there as long as you live.
How have you seen the job change since you began?
Before, everything was done on paper, but as technology has advanced everything has moved onto computers. The biggest change that I have seen is the growth of the population. When I began, there were about 3000 people living in Clemmons and our fire district covered about 64 square miles. Now, the population is about 30,000 people living in
How do the emergency calls get transferred from 911 to you?
All the calls go to a central communication center in Winston-Salem, the telecommunication operator receives the call information and strikes a keyboard button that dispatches the fire department. All that time accounts for about one minute. Clemmons Fire Department averages between four and five minutes of response time to the location of the alarm that was dispatched.
How many calls do you get a year? And what is the ratio of fire calls to other emergency calls?
We get approximately 2000 calls annually with about sixty percent of the alarms being medical assistance with the Forsyth County EMS.
How many trucks go to each fire?
Two fire engines and a ladder truck respond to structural alarms, and the fire departments collaborate their efforts so that each emergency has the proper amount.
What kind of things in houses can be toxic in a fire?
There are a lot of plastics, and man-made fabrics in the home and the fumes that come off of these burning materials may be of a toxic nature. This is why a working smoke alarm in your home is so very important for the safety of your family. I’m not saying that the home
is not built better than it was sixty years ago because it is, there are just different obstacles to deal with.
When do you decide that it is too dangerous to enter a fire?
We do a walk around size-up upon our arrival of the exterior of the structure, determining the location of the fire, if we will need to attempt a rescue of the residents, and if the attack of the fire will be offensive or defensive. Most of our working fires we do fight from the inside, which is an offensive attack. We do have times, however, when the majority of the structure is involved, and we fight the fire defensively from the outside.
What are the requirements to work or volunteer here?
You have to be a certified firefighter to work here. Those certifications can be delivered through a community college. You have to have Firefighter I and II and Hazmat training. We do not offer a rookie school; we are too small. We do have a cadet program and at one point eighty percent of the firefighters, paid and volunteer, had gone through that program. Even volunteer work here is a big investment; it takes about eighteen months to complete the training and certification. The application comes first, and then there is an interview process. Thirty days after that we are going to have you in class two nights a week and one or two Saturdays a quarter through Forsyth Technical College. The department purchases gear for the firefighter; close to $3000 per firefighter. It’s quite an investment of time for the volunteer firefighter, and the department, and isn’t to be taken lightly
Why are your fire trucks white and not red? Good guys ride white horses.
Is there anything else you would like to say to our readers?
We’re thankful for the community support, and the firefighters are very proud of the community we serve. It doesn’t matter who you are. We serve all the people of Clemmons Fire District Community; we are going to help you if you call. We are the last step on the ladder; when you call, you can be sure we are coming.
FIRE SAFET Y TIPS CARBON MONOXIDE MONITORING: Install carbon monoxide detectors with alarms and good ventilation systems. Carbon monoxide is potentially fatal even when regular oxygen levels are present so it is extremely important to follow the direction of the fire officials to prevent dangerous leaks in your businesses and homes. • Install carbon monoxide detectors on every floor of the house and in central locations near the bedrooms. • If the alarm does go off, the entire family should evacuate to a location with fresh air or get to an open door or window.
COOKING SAFETY: Be careful while cooking in the kitchen. Do not leave things unattended. Don’t allow grease to build up on any surfaces. Never use extension cords for cooking appliances as it could cause a short. • Barbeque grills - Only use outside and remove grease or fat from trays on a regular basis. • Charcoal grills - Purchase the correct lighting fluid. • Propane grills - Check the propane cylinder for leaks before using it. If you smell gas, move away from the grill and call the fire department.
FIRE ESCAPE PLANS: Develop a fire escape plan that you share with your family in case of a fire. Do this specifically for each room in the house. Practice these escape routes several times a year.
• The goal is to get out as quickly as possible. Make sure family members understand to stay low to the ground (under the smoke) and cover their mouths as they exit. • Never go back inside the house once you have escaped danger. Allow a firefighter to do this. • Do not open hot doors and be cautious when opening any door.
KIDS & FIRE:
Talk to your kids about the importance of being safe around open flames or any device that could ignite a fire. Keep these items away from children if at all possible.
When heating your home, be aware of the risks of certain devices. Space heaters are particularly dangerous, accounting for a third of home fires and 80% of home fire deaths. Keep flammable items at least three feet away from the fireplace, space heater, stove, etc. at all times. Never use an oven to heat your home. Have certified professionals install all heating devices.
• Install alarms in every bedroom, outside each sleeping area, and on each floor of the home, including the basement. It is recommended that the smoke alarms be connected so that if one goes off, they all go off. • Test your smoke alarms on a monthly basis.
OUTDOOR BURNING SAFETY:
• Check all restrictions for your area.
• Fire should be at least 75 feet away from any structure.
• Never use flammable liquids like gasoline or kerosene. • Do not leave the fire unattended. • Keep fire extinguishing materials near the fire in case of an emergency. • Do not attempt to burn anything if it is windy, and be prepared to put out a fire.
POWER OUTAGE SAFETY:
• Generators should only be used outside on stable ground, not near windows or vents, in order that fumes not enter the home. • Plug appliances either directly into the generator or into a heavy duty outdoor extension cord. • Only use generators for short periods of time and in emergency situations. • If heat goes out, wear several layers of clothes while closing off rooms you do not need. Use safe alternatives to the heating system like wood and fuel-burning stoves.
THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY FIRE SAFETY:
• Given the amount of food being cooked at one time, it is important that everyone is being careful. • The kitchen should be cleaned and any grease or fat removed from all surfaces and appliances. • Do not leave food alone or get distracted by guests so that the kitchen is left unattended. • Use the back burners of the stove if possible so that children are not in danger of pulling hot food off of the stove by accident. If possible, keep children out of the kitchen.
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“One Team, One Mission”
An Introduction to Sheriff William T. Schatzman & the Forsyth County Sheriff ’s Office BY MALLORY HARMON
Sheriff Schatzman is an experienced law enforcement professional who is well versed in a variety of topics and is involved in many components of his field. His ideas for improvement and his concern for the well-being and success of every member of his team help to make Forsyth County such a safe and wonderful place to live.
What is the most rewarding thing about being an officer?
You get to help people and make the world a better, safer place. People are either sheep or wolves; fortunately, only ten percent are wolves. We are the sheepdogs that keep the wolves away from the sheep. We try and make the world a safe place for our kids to grow up.
How have you seen the job change since becoming Sheriff?
I’ve been in law enforcement for 46 years, and the one thing I have seen change the most is technology. We can share information with officers and departments anywhere in the world.
How do you expect to see the profession change in the next ten years?
What other tests do new recruits have to go through?
There is physical fitness testing, a personal history, and biographical assessment. Candidates are then tested by a psychiatrist to ensure that they are emotionally healthy and have the right personality for law enforcement. There are many other requirements that they must fulfill to make sure we are getting the best person for the job.
What type of person are you looking for in an officer?
We want smart, self-assured, honest, compassionate, trustworthy, assertive, people. The more education a candidate has, the better. Written and oral skills are also vital for officers.
How many officers do you supervise?
There are over 550 officers, 30% of which are women. More women are going into law enforcement, and we celebrate that. Our force must be diverse, and it must represent the community we protect.
How many squad cars does this department have?
We have 238 which include marked, unmarked, and support vehicles. The squad cars are another thing I think will change in the near future. Now, we take a regular car and jam all the equipment in it. Soon they will build cars just for police, with the equipment built into it, being more efficient for the officer.
Are there any annual tests for the officers?
We have added tools like the Taser in the continuum of force, which is the process that starts with yelling and ends with pulling out a gun. There are other pieces of equipment that will be added to that continuum.
Everyone has to attend yearly continuing education classes where the officers learn and demonstrate proficiencies. Then they can choose specialty schools and tests in order to apply for promotion.
What education is required to become an officer?
Do different officers have different specialties?
The minimum education required is high school; college is preferred. The more education you have, the better you will be able to navigate your life and the more opportunities you will have. With more education, you are more equipped to make good decisions. You also have to have Basic Law Enforcement Training and get a certificate; then you apply.
All officers are trained the same way, but there are different departments that they can be assigned to. For example, forensic, jail, patrol, and civil. Promotions are given due to experience. In the first couple of years, we try and put people in a lot of different positions to give them a variety of experience.
Have there been any issues with concentration lapses due to the computers installed in the police vehicles?
Every deputy sheriff is trained to not use the computer while driving. They should find a safe place to pull over and then use the computer. It is no different than trying to use a cell phone while driving. Your concentration is not fully on the task of driving, and you increase your likelihood of having a traffic accident.
How are the officers trained to handle natural disasters? I am a commissioner on the State Emergency Response Commission (SERC), which prepares for different disasters. We coordinate with the Incident Command Structure so that fire, law enforcement, emergency, and medical personnel can respond to hurricanes, floods, tornados, or forest fires, as well as man-made threats like terrorism. The officers are trained with tabletop exercises (theoretical disasters), and dry runs. We work together with other departments to be prepared for all of the “what ifs.”
What kind of help is available for officers with PTSD?
We have Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) and a chaplain. FMRT [Fitness – Medical – Risk – Training] is another psychological evaluation run by Dr. Warren who works with us to screen the officers. If there is a problem, we will put the officers on paid leave.
Do you have any dogs on the force and if so, how are they trained?
Yes, we have four; one assigned to each patrol platoon. They go through a lengthy training process from the time they are puppies. The dogs are quite expensive; about ten thousand dollars initially. Then the handler is married up with the dog, and they go through more training together.
How many 911 calls, on average, do you receive each year? Just last year there were over 147,000 calls for assistance. Suspicious persons or vehicles, residence alarms, and burglary are some examples of the most common calls.
Does your department have a motto? One team, one mission.
Why is this community so special to you?
Forsyth County is a great place to live, people are very fortunate to live here, the culture is civil, and it’s a great place to raise a family.
Police Safety Tips: Residential Safety:
• Always lock doors and windows. • Leave a light on when away from the house; possibly a radio or TV as well. • Install motion sensor lights outside your house and out of reach so burglars cannot unscrew them. • Document serial numbers of your devices and take pictures of valuables. • Be cautious. Contact the police if you are suspicious of any activity in your neighborhood.
Vehicle Theft Prevention: • Keep windows up and lock your doors.
• Park in areas that are well-lit. • Be conscious of the area in which you park. Don’t park in areas you would not want to be in at nightfall. • Hide valuables from view. Check that you cannot see them from outside the car. The trunk is a good place to hide these items. • Remove your GPS and its mount from the windshield and wipe away the rings left by the suction cup. Hide it from view. Record the serial number so that it will be more easily recovered if it is stolen.
• Be aware of what is going on around you. • Know how to get to where you are going in the most direct, safe way possible. • In the event of danger, have a plan of where you will go and what you will do. Know the nearest police and fire stations, how to contact them, and even other establishments in the area that are open late at night. • Walk confidently and at a good, steady pace. Keep your gaze up and don’t be on your phone while walking around. • Carry some sort of noise-making device (e.g., a whistle). • Be very careful when jogging or biking and try to vary your route, go with a friend, and avoid deserted areas.
• Don’t wear headphones or listen to music as it could distract you from a possible danger. • Keep belongings close to your person and do not carry a large amount of packages that will attract attention.
• When eating out, keep your purse or jacket in your lap or in between your feet on the floor. If you place it on the floor, put the leg of the chair through the strap of your bag. • Do not leave electronic devices unattended.
• Don’t carry a large sum of cash or a bunch of credit cards.
• Put bags or wallets in a safe place while at work, like a drawer. Do not place it on or under a desk.
• Avoid wearing flashy or lavish amounts of jewelry.
• Keep your purse closed.
• Only use ATMs that are in a good location and well-lit.
• Keep a list of all credit cards and ID cards at home, along with the card number and customer service phone numbers if you need to cancel stolen cards.
• If you are being followed, show the person you are not taken by surprise by looking at them directly.
Identity Theft Safety:
• If being followed on foot, cross the street and change your pace.
• Don’t give out your personal information in a phone call.
• Shred sensitive documents.
If being followed by car, turn and go back in the other direction.
• Do not carry sensitive documents around on your person.
Go to the nearest public store and ask to use their phone to call for help. If there are no public places, use the necessary attention-getters, like screaming or using your whistle.
• Share your Social Security number only when necessary.
• If you are robbed, do not attempt to resist the attacker. Give them what they want and disengage from the situation immediately. Your belongings can be replaced. You, however, cannot. Stay calm and take note of the attacker’s appearance.
• Carry only the credit cards you currently use and cancel the rest. • Keep an updated list of all your current credit cards and bank accounts. • Carefully review credit card statements each month to see if there is any unusual activity. • Do not use your date of birth for a passcode or PIN number.
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Enlist to Be Fit BY SAVANNAH NORRIS
Typically when you hear the word “boot camp,” you think of hiking boots, buzz cuts, and drill sergeants militantly ordering around their cadets. However, a boot camp can mean more than just “barking orders” at young soldiers. A boot camp is also simply a more intense form of training. While I can’t promise your boot camp instructor won’t relate similarly to a drill sergeant, I can guarantee your army getaway will kick you into great shape. Everyone has a different reason for enlisting into a boot camp. Maybe the goal is to shed a couple of extra pounds, to break a fitness plateau, or to hold yourself accountable for a daily workout. Not having to plan your workout can make boot camps not only easier, but more fun! Whatever the reason, people everywhere are jumping on the bandwagon. There are more local options than you think who are looking for new recruits, and Cobra Training Systems is just one of many options available. They offer three primary programs, tailored to your needs and busy schedule.
The first of the three programs is called “Xtreme PT Bootcamp.” This four-week intensive training session is designed to help reduce fat and build lean muscle. The classes are available MondayFriday, at 5:45 am, 9:15 am, and 5:45 pm, but with busy schedules and limited budgets, they offer different packages. Two packages are offered to fit your schedule and budget. COBRA-FIT Kickboxing 10-Week Weight-Loss Program is specifically tailored for healthy weight loss. The detailed nutrition plan and cardiokickboxing exercises are just the dynamic duos required for success. However, not everyone can commit to a ten-week-long program. That’s why Cobra Training Systems offers COBRAFIT Unlimited Cardio Kickboxing. This is a four-week program featuring unlimited kickboxing classes. Very similarly to the 10-week program, this class’s focus is cardio and strength training. Be sure to check out their website if you’re interested in enlisting (extremeptbootcamp.com).
Also based out of Winston-Salem, BurnBoot Camp is another great option. The positive community of individuals on this base are sure to keep you motivated. Burn Boot Camp offers a variety of programs, including “The Kidz Camp,” “Fit Mom’s Program,” “Men’s Program,” “Restorative Yoga,” and more. Sometimes busy schedules don’t allow for a regular time block each day, and Burn Boot Camp understands that. You can also take online boot camp courses to accommodate your time and availability. They even offer a free trial run that makes it hard to say no to finding out if this option is manageable enough for you. While boot camps may be a more expensive option than your typical yoga class sign-up, requiring more time and energy, the benefits are endless. This more intense form of training teaches commitment and patience, two values vital to your fitness. It nourishes your body in a way that may be difficult to discover on your own. Plus, developing relationships with your fellow soldiers will make you cherish the experience that much more.
Commit to Be Fit Locally BY SAVANNAH NORRIS
Busy schedules can often make it difficult to find time for exercise. Between everything there is to juggle, exercise can become a low priority. Sometimes, despite having the time, it can be challenging to find a new routine to switch up your normal neighborhood jog. Whatever the reason, here are just a few local fitness opportunities that are too exciting to pass up. For those especially groggy mornings, try out a group fitness class. Gyms such as the Jerry Long YMCA offer Pilates, cycling, and yoga classes every morning full of equally exhausted, dedicated individuals. With classes as early as 5:30 am, and as short as 30 minutes long, this is a very realistic option that more people than you think take advantage of. Be sure to sign up ahead of time to secure your spot! To some people, exercising early in the morning doesn’t give them the same kind of readiness for the day that it gives others, and evening workouts tend to work better for more than just their sleep schedule. Understandably so, organizations like the YMCA continue to give classes past 5:30 am. In the afternoons, the YMCA offers Crossfit, a fitness strategy that combines a variety of exercises into one effective, timed workout. However, the gym alone can get old to everyone. When searching for a workout, it’s good to mix it up to keep you coming back. Places like “Sunrise Yoga Studio” offer evening and mid-morning classes, and some studios even offer weekly events to get excited about. “Rockwater Yoga,” for example, offers what they call “Foothills Yoga,” “Pounders Yoga,” and “Corners Yoga” which promotes yoga and a drink for only five dollars every Tuesday and Saturday. It’s a set of regular events not only to look forward to but to count on every week for variety.
Along with early morning and evening workouts, some fitness opportunities include local fun runs, 5Ks, and cycling events. The “Ardmore RAH” (“Run Against Hunger”) is an annual event coming up in Winston-Salem on Saturday, October 22nd. This event is tailored to the most inexperienced of runners and the questionably sane marathoners. The race features a 1-mile fun run, a timed and untimed 5K, and 10K. Also, the brave individuals have the option of signing up for both the 5K and 10K. This is an opportunity not only to be immersed into a motivated, healthily driven community, but to support a notable cause. The “Ardmore RAH” donates all net proceeds to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest NC to support families and children in our community. With this scheduled in your calendar, it will be hard to skip cardio. Committing to a healthier lifestyle not only means taking advantage of local workouts, but it also means taking care of yourself. Without the right amount of sleep, nutritious foods, and water consumption each day, noticing the benefits of exercise is going to be difficult. It won’t matter that you started attending 5:30 am classes at the YMCA, you’ll only feel tired and frustrated. However, with those three key factors, you’ll feel more energized and motivated than ever before (not to mention the obvious physical benefits and healthy glow your skin will radiate). Despite busy schedules, making time for exercise is vital to both your health and sanity. Exercise serves as an outlet for even the most stressful of days. These local options are great ways to stay fit in your own community. However, even 5:30 am classes, fun runs, and eating habits don’t always do the trick. Professional guidance is always a great option, and boot camps, though requiring more time and money, can be extremely beneficial. Be sure to read up on local opportunities for a more serious method of training in “Enlist to Be Fit” on page 84.
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Haunts of Forsyth BY LINDSAY CRAVEN
Most all towns have their signature ghost stories passed down in families from parents to children and grandchildren. There’s always that cemetery in town or that old bridge on a gravel road where you steer clear of after night falls. The towns of Forsyth are no different. The Little Red Man of Old Salem On March 25, 1786 a shoemaker named Andreas Kresmer was killed during excavation of a new foundation for an addition to The Single Brother’s House where he lived and worked. His brethren dug him out but he died of his injuries a few hours later. For years afterwards, strange sounds that resembled the tap of a shoemaker’s hammer were heard throughout the house. A small man wearing a red cap like the one Kresmer had been wearing when he died was also seen scurrying through the halls. Reynolda Estate’s Lady in White Now owned by Wake Forest, Reynolda Estate was built in 1917 for tobacco tycoon R.J. Reynolds and his wife, Katherine, along with their children. Sadly, R.J. only lived one year in the house before dying of pancreatic cancer the following year. His wife Katherine was left to manage the estate, the gardens and the adjacent farm until her death in 1924. Very little paranormal activity is reported inside the home but the same can’t be said for the surrounding grounds. Most stories tell of a mysterious “lady in white” who’s seen gliding along the property. Sometimes she’s seen on horseback, and sometimes she’s not wearing white, but accounts almost always include an enveloping mist and a deep cold. The Mystery of Payne/Edwards Road There are many ghost stories surrounding this short strip of road at the border of Stokes and Forsyth County in Rural Hall. There are several stories that are attributed for the spooky demeanor of the road. One particular death involved a man, Frank Edwards, who killed himself in 1954 by putting a stick of dynamite in his mouth. Years later, in 1992, a woman was brutally murdered and tied to a tree near the house. There’s also an old cemetery in a sharp curve of the road. There have been reports of strange orange glows coming out of the cemetery. Many also claim to have seen wispy, white
figures hovering over these areas, and some say they’ve seen phantom dogs dash into the street and vanish while approaching them by car. It’s also said that if you stop on the bridge, which is now a culvert, and whistle “Dixie” your car won’t start back up, while others claim simply driving over the bridge will cause cars to malfunction. There have also been several claims from drivers that say headlights suddenly appeared behind them as they drove along the road. The lights would get closer and closer until they were almost touching their bumper before suddenly vanishing. Lydia’s Bridge On US-70A or High Point Road, just south of Jamestown is an infamous bridge where motorists claim to meet a young woman named Lydia. Most accounts occur on rainy nights and in a curve that passes by an old, overgrown underpass, drivers will see a young woman in a white evening dress standing by the side of the road. The girl is seen desperately trying to flag down any passing car. If anyone pulls over to help the young lady, it’s reported that she climbs into the back seat and says that her name is Lydia. She will tell the driver that she’s just been to a dance and she’s trying to get home. When the driver pulls in to the address that the young woman gives, they’ll look back to find that she has vanished. Körner’s Folly In 1878, Jule Gilmer Körner began building what would eventually become Körner’s Folly. No two doorways or windows are exactly alike; there are 15 different fireplaces, and ceiling heights range from 5 ½ feet to 25 feet. The house boasts 22 rooms spread out over three floors and seven levels. When Jule died in 1924, he had fresh renovation plans for Körner’s Folly on his drawing table and never got to complete his work. A team of paranormal specialists spent 7 ½ hours investigating Kernersville landmark, Körner’s Folly, for paranormal activity in 2011. They captured a remarkably clear recording of a child’s voice saying, “Peek-a-boo!” This team of paranormal researchers found enough evidence of spectral activity to officially certify Körner’s Folly as haunted.
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Growing Young Leaders BY MARTIE EMORY
In case you haven’t noticed, kids today are literally bombarded with political information, not just through traditional news outlets, but also 24/7 via their social media.
your city or town. Getting involved in civic groups and local projects is a fantastic way to meet neighbors you don’t know and introduce your kids to some new friends, as well as some new ideas.
The hope is that this immersion in government at every turn is a positive force and that, instead of growing weary, the ongoing banter inspires them to be budding young politicians themselves. At the very least, we hope it nudges them to be thoughtful, involved members of their community.
It’s also important for kids and teens to be familiar with how the mayor and city/ town council work together. For example, Clemmons has a mayor and five elected council members who make up the Village Council. It’s their job to pass ordinances that affect all members of the community and appoint citizens to various boards and committees who keep the local government running smoothly while overseeing parks, hospitals, and other agencies who assist those neighbors in need. This council then elects a Village Manager who oversees the day-to-day operations of our wonderful Village of Clemmons.
Parents, that’s your cue to jump in. Hopefully, you’ve already been taking even your youngest offspring with you to the polls when you vote so they have an idea of how it all works. As they grow up and are exposed to even more information in school, you’ll see their eager minds anxious to form their own opinions. Sitting around the dinner table you may also notice their opinions differ from yours, and that’s OK, too. Just strive to keep your conversations honest and upbeat. If they see their parents becoming involved at the local government level by working at the polls on election day, or even driving neighbors to vote, even better. Above all, instill in those young minds early on that voting is their civic responsibility, and teach them to have respect for both parties and every candidate. (By the way, encouraging them to participate in school elections – even at the elementary level – is a perfect place to start!)
Teaching them how local government affects their own lives also means getting involved in different groups at the community level. Set a good example by attending meetings about local issues that could impact your family: a park zoning, a new shopping center proposal, a recycling plant? Helping out with local groups such as the Salvation Army, Rotary Club, or Kiwanis Club shows them the benefit of diverse groups working together to build a strong team, no matter how large or small | ForsythMags.com
Lewisville’s successful local government is based on the Council-Manager model, and the six-member Town Council acts as the township’s legislative body. The Town Manager coordinates day-to-day operations, implementing policies voted on by the Town Council, and works closely with departments such as public safety, planning and zoning, and parks and recreation. Of course, the mayor is the official “head of the city” and presides at ceremonial events. Visiting your local city hall or courthouse is also a perfect field trip where they can see firsthand what offices are housed there and what important documents might be displayed there – a little of their own local history! You may be surprised how quickly and enthusiastically your younger family members want to become involved. If they adopt a local issue or project they feel strongly about, encourage them to start a letter-writing campaign (also great writing practice for elementary age children!) and suggest they volunteer at a community center or homeless shelter to get a real sense of folks coming together where they live!
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Clemmons Fact Sheet Clemmons emphasizes their community by promoting small businesses and keeping their shops and restaurants as local as possible and has put a great deal of effort into building community through family and other communityoriented events.
• Resides within Forsyth County. Only 8.9 miles from the major city within Forsyth County, Winston-Salem. Forsyth County is the fourth most populous county in the state. Population of Forsyth County is 361,220. • Latitude: 36.03 N, Longitude: 80.39 W, Elevation - 832 feet • Easy access to both Interstate 40 and US Route 421 • Topography includes rolling hills and the Yadkin River (215 miles long)
AREA INFORMATION: Time Zone - Eastern
Population - 19,522 (2014) Climate - Average Temperatures (F): Spring 60°, Summer 76°, Fall 55°, Winter 38°
PARKS & OTHER ATTRACTIONS:
• Reynolda House Museum of American Art
• Mrs. Hanes Moravian Cookie Factory
• Korner’s Folly
• West Forsyth High School
• Old Salem Museum & Gardens
• Clemmons Middle School
• Clemmons Elementary
Winston-Salem Dash Minor League Baseball Team
Mileage from selected cities Bermuda Run . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.8 Lewisville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.3 Advance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.4 Mocksville. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.6 Greensboro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31.9 Burlington. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58.4 Charlotte . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73.8 Durham. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 Raleigh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112.9 Wilmington. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 246.5
COLLEGES NEAR CLEMMONS:
• Guilford Technical Community College
AMTRAK• High Point Station: 27.5 miles • Amtrak Lexington Station: 21.6 miles GREYHOUND BUS STATION- 11.7 miles
• Fort Dobbs Historic Site
Annual Precipitation 46.93 inches (US Climate Data.com)
CLOSEST AIRPORTS• Smith Reynolds Airport: 15.3 miles • Piedmont Triad International Airport: 32.4 miles • Charlotte Douglas International Airport: 78.1 miles • Raleigh Durham International Airport: 103 miles
• Tanglewood Park
• Forsyth Technical Community College
• Wake Forest University • Winston-Salem State University • Davidson County Community College • High Point University
• Rowan-Cabarrus Community College
• Southwest Elementary • Frank Morgan Elementary • Montessori Children School of Winston-Salem • Griffith Elementary School • Moore Elementary School
Median Housing Value $193,100 (zillow.com)
Median Income - $65,344 Median Age - 41 Sources: Citydata.com | Zillow.com
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(Services include: Street maintenance, trash collection, recycling, inspection services, landscaping and arborist activities, street lights out, snow removal, holiday decorations and emergency management.)
Village Hall 3715 Clemmons Road Clemmons, NC 27012 336.766.7511
3800 Dillon Industrial Drive Clemmons, NC 27012 336.766.9170
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For a Public Works Emergency after hours, choose option 1.
Please visit Clemmons.org for a full menu of government resources! Mayor: Nick Nelson, firstname.lastname@example.org
9-1-1 for emergencies Sheriff William T. Schatzman Non-Emergency: 336.917.7001 Co.Forsyth.NC.US/Sheriff/
Non-Emergency: 336.766.4114 ClemmonsFD.com
3800 Dillon Industrial Drive Clemmons, NC 27012 336.766.9170 To report a storm water issue, call the hotline at 336.712.4028.
Planning Department Village Hall 3715 Clemmons Road Clemmons, NC 27012 336.766.7511
3715 Clemmons Road Clemmons, NC 27012 336.766.7511
Water & Sewer Contracted Out 336.727.8000
3554 Clemmons Road Clemmons, NC 27012 336.703.2920
Clemmons US Post Office 3630 Clemmons Road Clemmons, NC 27012 336.766.6671
Historical Society (David Hauser) 336.766.4296
3RC Hazardous Waste Dump (paint, batteries, pesticides, pool chemicals, etc.)
1401 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive Winston-Salem, NC 27107 336.784.4300
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Lewisville Fact Sheet HISTORICAL SITES:
• Lewis Laugenour’s home (founder of Lewisville) • Roller Mill
Winston-Salem Dash Minor League Baseball Team
COLLEGES NEAR LEWISVILLE: • Wake Forest University
• Forsyth Technical Community College • Winston-Salem State University • Davidson County Community College Lewisville is a wonderful community-based small town, focused on preserving their history and keeping their area pedestrianfriendly and family-oriented with activities in the town’s social center, the Shallowford Square.
• High Point University • Surry Community College • Guilford Technical Community College
• Located in Forsyth County, which is the fourth most populous county in North Carolina.
PARKS AND OTHER ATTRACTIONS:
• Latitude: 36.10 N, Longitude: 80.42 W
• Shallowford Square
• Elevation: 973 feet
• Highways for easy access to travel: Interstate 40, US Route 421
• Jack Warren Park
• Forsyth Country Day School • Calvary Baptist Day School
AREA INFORMATION: Time Zone- Eastern
• Lewisville Elementary
• Vienna Elementary School
Climate- Average Temperatures (F): Spring 50°, Summer 76°, Fall 64°, Winter 36°
Median Housing Value - $192,900 (zillow.com)
Annual Precipitation- 44.4 inches
Median Income - $73,403 Median Age - 46
Mileage from selected cities-
Sources: Citydata.com | Zillow.com
Clemmons . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.3
Burlington. . . . . . . . . . . . . 59.4
Bermuda Run . . . . . . . . . . . 2.6
Charlotte . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78.9
Winston Salem . . . . . . . . . . 2.9
Durham. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .91
Advance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.3
Raleigh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
Greensboro . . . . . . . . . . . 33.4
Wilmington. . . . . . . . . . . . . 238
CLOSEST AIRPORTS• Smith Reynolds Airport: 15.4 miles • Piedmont Triad International Airport: 32.6 miles • Charlotte Douglas International Airport: 82.6 miles • Raleigh Durham International Airport: 103 miles AMTRAK• High Point Station: 27.8 miles • Amtrak Lexington Station: 31.3 miles GREYHOUND BUS STATION- 11.8 miles
Please visit LewisvilleNC.net for a full menu of government resources! Mayor: Mike Horn, Mayor@LewisvilleNC.net
(Services include: Street maintenance, Inspection services, Landscaping and arborist activities, snow removal, holiday decorations, and emergency management)
New Resident Welcome Pack 6510 Shallowford Road Lewisville, NC 27023 (336) 945-5558
9-1-1 for emergencies
6510 Shallowford Road Lewisville, NC 27023 (336) 945-1020
Lewisville Branch Library
Non-Emergency (336) 727-2112 Co.Forsyth.NC.US/Sheriff/
6510 Shallowford Road Lewisville, NC 27023 (336) 945-1023
Lewisville Town Hall
Non-Emergency (336) 945-5983 LewisvilleFire.com 216 Lewisville-Clemmons Road Lewisville, NC 27023
Stormwater Issues 6510 Shallowford Road Lewisville, NC 27023 To report a stormwater issue, call the hotline at (336) 945-5558.
6510 Shallowford Road Lewisville, NC 27023 (336) 945-5558
Solid Waste and Recycling
6490 Shallowford Road Lewisville, NC 27023 (336) 703-2940
Lewisville US Post Office 6524 Shallowford Road Lewisville, NC 27023 (336) 945-2816
Contact Waste Management (336) 945-2015
3RC Hazardous Waste Dump
Water and Sewer
1401 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive Winston-Salem, NC 27107 (336) 784-4300
Contracted out (336) 727-8000
(Paint, batteries, pesticides, pool chemicals, etc.)
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A All Things Basementy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 Artist O Pets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
C Chris’ Lawncare . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 Chrystal Yates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Clemmons Community Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 Clemmons Country Store & Garden Shop . . . 57 Clemmons Family Dental . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
D Daryl Shaw Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
E Emerson Designs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
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J Jerry Long Family YMCA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Jody Peske . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
L Lael Building Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Lewisville Laser . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
M Modern Woodman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Modern Woodman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Mosquito Authority . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
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S Servepro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Strategic Tax Solutions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Summer Family Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
T Tanglewood Farmer’s Market . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Textures Salon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Truliant Federal Credit Union . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Two Men and a Truck . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
V Village Inn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 VIP Housekeeping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
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