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2019

M o v e | P l ay | Vi s i t | D i n e | S h o p | O p e n a B u s i n e s s

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In This Issue 6

Three Simple Steps Every Small Business Owner Can Take To Make More Money

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Maintaining the Beautification of Our Community

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Triad Moms on Main: A Resource for all Parents of the Piedmont

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Letter from the Editor

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Not Your Typical Outing for Singles & Young Adults in Forsyth County

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A Few Minutes Spent with John Wait, Mayor of Clemmons, North Carolina

Seven Parenting Hacks to Make Life a Little Easier

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Getting Creative in Clemmons

Meet Dana & Lana: The Faces of Hospitality in Clemmons

20 Community Outreach Ideas to Make a Difference in your Community

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2019 Lewisville-Clemmons Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors

Arts & Entertainment in Clemmons

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The Ultimate Clemmons Checklist

Lewisville-Clemmons Chamber of Commerce Member Directory

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Work it Out: Fitness & Wellness Centers in Clemmons, NC

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The 10th Annual Clemmons Community Day

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Recipes

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Checkout the Clemmons Branch Library

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Creating the Family Budget in Seven Simple Steps

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The Secret of Student Success

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Goodnight Moon & Other Books to Read with Your Children

Clemmons Farmers Market: Eight Good Reasons Why You Should Shop at Your Local Farmers Market

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The Winter Wonderland of Clemmons, NC

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Village of Clemmons Year at a Glance

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Relocating to Clemmons

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Local Sports Venues

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What’s Ahead in 2019

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Small Town USA

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Make This Your Year to be Loyal to Local

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A Day in the Life of a Fire Fighter

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Top 10 Fitness Tips

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A Dog’s Life in Clemmons, NC… Doesn’t Get Much Better!

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Clemmons Community Foundation

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Clemmons Rotary Club

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The Community of the Church & The Impact of Our Spiritual Gifts


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Three Simple Steps Every Small Business Owner Can Take

to Make More Money (Without Spending a Dime!)

Anyone and everyone who has ever started a small business knows that you have to spend money to make money. Where it gets hard is when you don’t really have any money to spend in the first place. Does that mean, that whole “making money” dream is out? Of course not! I’m a big believer in spending as little as possible regardless of where you are in your business because, let’s face it, every dollar counts. Think outside the box! When it comes to growing your business, know that there are plenty of free things to do to get more money in your pockets.

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BY TARYN JEREZ

#1 GET ORGANIZED, YESTERDAY!

When it comes down to it, small businesses have a lot on their plates at any given time. The first few years of being a small business owner, I realized my secret weapon wasn’t my degree or my experience, it was being organized! Do yourself a favor and start making to-do lists, keeping a weekly planner, and setting goals because when you are organized, you are empowered to be a better business owner. Staying on top of your schedule and having a strategy will help you feel more focused and be able to concentrate on customers and clients. It can also help you to avoid making mistakes and overlooking things which can really hurt your business, especially if you are first starting out. Remember – as your business evolves, and new things arise, you’ll want to schedule some time each week to stay on top of your game and keep everything organized and fresh!

#2 EXCHANGE & BARTER FOR BUSINESS RESOURCES

#3 FOCUS ON THE BIG PICTURE

If you need a logo design, see if a graphic designer is interested in providing their services in exchange for yours. Wish you had a certain piece of software or equipment in your office? Find out if you can borrow it from another entrepreneur or find out if you could barter with the company in exchange for something else. Just remember not to take advantage of someone’s generosity and willingness to partner, and always show gratefulness!

Step back from things for a short time to take in where your energy flows best, what your customers’ needs are, and where the highest income opportunities in your business emerge, and go from there. When you take time to hone in on where your time is best spent it will gear you towards the things that bring in the most money for your business. Get focused and give yourself permission to reevaluate a few times per year as things build momentum!

The small business world is so incredibly connected and collaborative. You just have to find your people and put yourself out there! If you are at a time in your business where you feel there are resources that you’re needing and don’t know where to turn or what you can afford, never be afraid to reach out. So many people attend networking events but never truly grasp the real concept of networking: building relationships you can lean on in your business.

More than likely you are juggling several different responsibilities in your business and have come to the conclusion that no matter what job title you have, it will never represent everything you actually do. That’s because most of us are busy being all things to all people, nearly all the time!


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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR Dum-da-da-dum! It’s the 2019 issue of Forsyth Community – the magazine where we celebrate life, work, and play in the Village of Clemmons! This is our 5th issue, and I continue to be amazed. Clemmons is such a remarkable community, and there’s always something to talk about... something to celebrate... and something to do! It’s a wonderful place to live and work, and it’s an honor to bring you another edition of this multi-faceted publication. As you may or may not know, Forsyth Community is an annual publication and is the fourth title in the Forsyth Magazines family (the other titles being Forsyth Woman and Forsyth Family, both of which are published monthly; and Forsyth Woman Engaged! which is our twice a year wedding magazine). All of our magazines embrace what is unique to the Triad, but Forsyth Community is just a little more concentrated on Clemmons. This magazine serves multiple purposes: a community resource guide for residents of Clemmons; a relocation guide for those who are moving to the area; and a visitor’s guide to those who are just passing through. Whichever category you fall in, we’re just glad you’re reading! Thank you for choosing Forsyth Community! On behalf of our team, thank you for choosing Forsyth Community! We hope you love this magazine and find a ton of helpful information for you to use in the new year! This magazine is brought to you by the support of the Village of Clemmons, the Lewisville-Clemmons Chamber of Commerce, and of course, our advertising partners! Happy reading!

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Please note that the inclusion of stories and articles in Forsyth Community magazine does not imply endorsement of products or people. The views of the authors are presented for information and entertainment only, and may not necessarily reflect the views of Forsyth Community. Specifically, Forsyth Community in no way endorses any claim associated with health and/or well being with respect to any particular person. We disclaim all warranties, express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. We will not be held responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any loss or damage that is caused or alleged to have been caused in connection with the use of, or reliance on, any content in this magazine. Forsyth Community reserves the right to deny any advertisement or listing that does not meet Forsyth Community standards. Submissions are welcome but unsolicited materials are not guaranteed to be returned. Forsyth Community assumes no responsibility for information, products, services or statements made by advertisers or editorial contributors. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission from the publisher is prohibited. ©2015 by Forsyth Community, Inc.

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A Few Minutes Spent with John Wait, Mayor of Clemmons, North Carolina BY CAROLYN S. PETERSON

It’s one thing to want to make a difference in your community, but it’s another to step up and become involved. For John Wait, local attorney, he saw a need in Clemmons and decided to run for mayor. As a husband to Claire and a father to Eliott, 11, Carter 9, Isaiah 5, and Avery 4, John’s schedule is full with his career and home life, yet he wanted to make a difference in our community. John and his family moved to Clemmons in 2010, and he became mayor last November after he became concerned about several issues. “I was initially interested in running for mayor when I felt the traffic issues in our village were not being thoughtfully and urgently addressed. After I began researching what previous councilmembers were doing, however, I added the issues of transparency, advocacy for our community with outside government agencies, and sidewalks and greenways. I have been working with our current Council on all these issues and more since being elected,” said John. Right now Clemmons is the fastest growing community in Forsyth County, which presents several concerns. “I believe my biggest challenge is making sure that our community maintains the feel of a village, while also making sure that we do not think or plan like a small town. We are a village of about 20,000 people and managing a community that size takes time, dedication, and long-term planning,” John commented.

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In the Village of Clemmons, the mayor does not vote on most issues, but the role is still significant. “I believe my most important job is to make sure our decision makers, the Council, are supported and informed about the needs and concerns of the community. I think I have done a good job of doing that, which I would consider my main accomplishment. I also believe I have done a good job of making sure every citizen complaint or concern is addressed to the best of the Village’s ability—even if Clemmons does not have the direct ability to solve the problem. The Council and I take

advocacy very seriously, and I believe we have done a good job making sure that our citizens are heard in issues both large and small,” stated John. When John looks to the future of Clemmons, he has definite areas he believes need to be addressed. “I want our community to continue being the future of Forsyth County. To do that, I think we need to continue to focus on our traffic issues, improve our pedestrian and recreational experiences, and maintain our low cost of living and tax rate,” John said.


Christopher (Chris) Wrights, Councilman cwrights@clemmons.org

Michael Combest, Councilman mcombest@clemmons.org

Scott Binkley, Councilman sbinkley@clemmons.org

Pamela (PJ) Lofland, Councilwoman plofland@clemmons.org

John Wait, Mayor jwait@clemmons.org

Michelle Naomi Barson, Mayor Pro Tem mbarson@clemmons.org

Clemmons Resources Please visit Clemmons.org for a full menu of government resources! Mayor: John Wait jwait@clemmons.org

EMERGENCIES

VILLAGE OFFICES

Public Works

(Services include: Street maintenance, trash collection, recycling, inspection services, landscaping and arborist activities, street lights out, snow removal, holiday decorations and emergency management.)

9-1-1 for emergencies

3800 Dillon Industrial Drive Clemmons, NC 27012 336.766.9170

Sheriff’s Office:

For a Public Works Emergency after hours, choose option 1.

Sheriff Bobby Kimbrough Jr. Non-Emergency: 336.727.2112 Co.Forsyth.NC.US/Sheriff/

Fire Department: Non-Emergency: 336.766.4114 ClemmonsFD.com

Stormwater Issues 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

Village Hall

3715 Clemmons Road Clemmons, NC 27012 336.766.7511

Water & Sewer Contracted Out 336.727.8000

New Resident Welcome Pack Village Hall 3715 Clemmons Road Clemmons, NC 27012 336.766.7511

Clemmons Branch Library 3554 Clemmons Road Clemmons, NC 27012 336.703.2920

Clemmons US Post Office 3630 Clemmons Road Clemmons, NC 27012 336.766.6671

Clemmons Events 336.766.7511

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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MEET DANA & LANA: THE FACES OF HOSPITALITY IN CLEMMONS BY DENISE HEIDEL

When it comes to hospitality, few people have the decades of experience of Dana Bryson and Lana Schlotfeldt. Collectively, they have over 45 years of experience in the hospitality industry, and as the faces of Village Inn Hotel & Event Center, Dana and Lana are trusted professionals who love welcoming guests to our community and showcasing all that Clemmons has to offer.

MEET DANA

Dana Bryson is a married mother of two who is armed with boundless energy, creative ideas, and who is passionate about local businesses. As the owner of Village Inn Hotel & Event Center, Dana has taken a career in hospitality to a new level. “Our property isn’t just about filling guest rooms. We are advocates for using the service of hospitality as a way to support other businesses,” said Dana. “We love utilizing the local businesses around us for the resources we need to make our business work. For instance, when we remodeled our property a few years ago, we worked with as many locally owned businesses as possible because we believe in the power of social economics.” As the owner of an independent property, Dana thrives on the opportunity to use her business to highlight all that Clemmons has to offer. “I live in Clemmons, I work in Clemmons, and I know how special this community is. It’s such a privilege to use my business to positively impact our visitors’ experience in Clemmons, as well as local residents who choose to host their events at our property.”

MEET LANA

Lana Schlotfeldt is known throughout Village Inn Hotel & Event Center as “The General.” A loving play on her title as General Manager, Lana knows the facility from the inside out. She has managed the property since 1995. “I love working with clients and listening to their vision for their events. From a corporate board meeting to a family reunion to a wedding – whatever it is, I am so excited that my job allows me to make wishes come true.” Because Village Inn Hotel & Event Center is an independent property, Lana and her team have great flexibility than a typical hotel chain. And armed with their great communication system and can-do attitudes, many happy clients have passed through their event space, and booked it again and again, knowing that every detail will be handled. Lana is a hard worker who isn’t afraid to roll her sleeves up and get it done. “I never ask our team to do anything I’m not willing to do myself,” said Lana. Her willing attitude is reflected in the loyalty of her staff where the average tenure is 16 years. Dana raves about Lana’s commitment, “She is all about a great experience that makes guests feel welcome.”

COMMUNITY-FOCUSED

The Village Inn Hotel & Event Center is a give-back kind of venue. Village Inn Hotel & Event Center sponsors special events on a monthly basis and has played both sponsor and host to special events such as Susan G. Komen’s Zumbathon as well as the No Limits II Dance. They have also hosted a silent auction for Make a Wish Foundation and worked with notable organizations such as Autism Speaks, Hispanic League, and HOPE of Winston-Salem. Whether you’re visiting, looking for a place for the in-laws to stay when they come to town, or trying to find a great space for a great event, consider Village Inn Hotel & Event Center. It’s a different take on shop small, shop local – and it definitely won’t disappoint. Village Inn Event Center is conveniently located at 6205 Ramada Drive in Clemmons. Call 336.766.9191 or 800.554.6416 or visit online at TheVillageInn.com. To book an event, contact Lana at Lana@ TheVillageInn.com. Be sure to “like” them on Facebook!

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Relocating to Clemmons BY DENISE HEIDEL

Life in Clemmons is, in a word, idyllic. We have so many convenient amenities of a large community, combined with the charm of a small town. So it’s little wonder that the Village of Clemmons is thriving – a popular relocation destination for those who are moving to the Triad. Three Clemmons residents have offered to share their relocation stories!

THE PARKER FAMILY

Summer 2019 will mark two years since Phil and Linda Parker and their two boys (aged 7 and 5) left Orlando, Florida, and relocated to Clemmons, NC. “I actually grew up in Burlington, but I was working in Florida when I met my wife,” said Phil. “We spent the first part of our marriage there before we relocated to the Triad for my job at RJ Reynolds.” Phil’s colleagues highly recommended Clemmons as a great place to raise a family. The Parkers agreed. “Clemmons is such a family-friendly location,” said Phil. “We could not have asked for a better location. Our neighborhood is one of the greatest blessings, and we have great friends with kids around the same age. We are happy to be settled in a quiet and laid-back kind of community.” The Parker family continues to enjoy the convenience to Winston-Salem, Charlotte, the mountains, and Tanglewood Park. Phil shared, “Clemmons is the perfect spot to enjoy everything NC has to offer! We have found our forever home, and we are so happy to raise our family here.”

THE FOX FAMILY

Dave and Lynette Fox are from Rochester, New York, but 11 years ago, Dave’s job relocated him to Forsyth County. “We didn’t know anyone,” shared Lynette. “It was a huge change for us to leave our family and friends in Rochester to move to the South, but our realtor was a huge help.” The Fox family chose Clemmons because of the rural feel. The fact that the Village of Clemmons has a low crime-rate was also a factor. Clemmons has become home for the Fox family, and according to Lynette, they never plan to leave. They now have three sons aged 10, 7, and 20 months old. They continue to love the convenience and hometown feel of the Clemmons community.

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THE GALLOWAY FAMILY

Rebecca and Steve Galloway are no strangers to relocation. They met in Lafayette, Louisiana, but have also lived in Connecticut and Florida. An investment in four local Dunkin’ Donuts locations brought them to NC. “We have a 29-year-old son who is married with a baby living in Connecticut and a 26-year-old daughter who is in Florida,” said Rebecca. “So we moved to Clemmons as empty-nesters, but our lives here have been anything but empty!” The Galloways, along with their dog and two cats, moved to Clemmons in the spring of 2017 and they’ve quickly fallen in love with the community. “It is so easy to get involved here,” said Rebecca. “We didn’t know anyone in Clemmons, but we chose our house because we loved it. However, little did I know how many benefits would come from choosing Clemmons! This is such an amazing community – there is something for every age, and we love the centralized convenience of Clemmons. There is great shopping nearby and the convenience of the interstate helps us get to any of our four businesses very quickly.” From the people to the food to all the NC experiences waiting to be discovered, the Galloways feel like they’ve come home in Clemmons. A special thank you to the Fox, Parker, and Galloway families for sharing their stories with our readers. If you are considering relocating, consider Clemmons. The opportunities it affords make it a wonderful community to consider.

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Local Sports Venues BY MEGHAN CORBETT

Even though Clemmons and the surrounding areas are relatively small cities when compared to places like Charlotte and Atlanta, that doesn’t mean there aren’t amazing facilities available for staying active. There are so many ways to get involved in athletics both as a participant as well as an observer throughout the Triad, and below is a list of some of our favorites!

BB&T BALLPARK (HOME OF THE WINSTON-SALEM DASH)

951 Ballpark Way Winston-Salem, NC 27101 336.714.2287

BB&T SPORTS PARK

4061 Clemmons Road Clemmons, NC 27012 336.703.6400 *Includes a fantastic tennis facility as well as a BMX track.

BB&T FIELD

499 Deacon Boulevard Winston-Salem, NC 27105 336.758.3322

WINSTON-SALEM FAIRGROUNDS & ANNEX ICE RINK (HOME OF THE CAROLINA THUNDERBIRDS)

428 Twins Way Bermuda Run, NC 27006 336.998.4277

421 West 27th Street Winston-Salem, NC 27105 336.727.2236

BOWMAN GRAY STADIUM

Perhaps the biggest host to athletics in the area is Wake Forest University. With teams and representatives throughout many different sports, it is no wonder that they have their own list of venues in our area. Below are the places associated with the Wake Forest University athletic family:

1250 South Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive Winston-Salem, NC 27107 336.723.1819

JDL FAST TRACK INDOOR TRACK FACILITY

2505 Empire Drive Winston-Salem, NC 27103 336.293.6694

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WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY SPORTS FACILITIES:

LJVM Coliseum David F. Couch Ballpark Spry Stadium Wake Forest University Tennis Complex (Home of the Winston-Salem Open – Aug. 17-24, 2019) Kentner Stadium Reynolds Gymnasium Arnold Palmer Golf Complex/Haddock House McCreary Field House Miller Center/Budd Gym Pruitt Football Center Sutton Sports Performance Center/Shah Basketball Complex Visit wakeforestsports.com/facilities for more information. There are also fantastic options for sports fans through Salem College and Winston-Salem State University. Sports teams include football, basketball, soccer, tennis, lacrosse, volleyball and baseball. Visit salem.edu/athletics and wssurams.com for more information. If you enjoy golfing, there are 16 golf courses within 20 miles of Clemmons that can challenge golfers at all levels. Several of these local courses have even hosted major tournaments. Enjoy a serene morning or afternoon in the picturesque North Carolina landscape while you hone your game! Clemmons and the surrounding areas have a little of everything, from indoor sports complexes and local gyms, to nationally recognized dance studios and even a new ax throwing facility called Tap That Axe. No matter where you choose to immerse yourself in the athletic scene of the Triad area, you know you have a lot of options! So, go ahead and get out there!


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JANUARY 12 E-Recycle

FEBRUARY

Neighbors Helping Neighbors (Entire Month) ClemmonsWide Food Drive 5 Behind the Scenes Tour of Clemmons Government

MARCH

1 March Madness Lip Sync Battle 23 Family Fishing Fun 23-31 Forsyth Creek Week 18 -29 Bulk Item Pickup 25 Medicine Drop

APRIL

4 Coffee with a Cop 27 Clemmons Community Cleanup 27 Movie Night in the Village

MAY

7 Opening Day of Farmers Market 18 Ice Cream Festival 31 Movie Night in the Village

JUNE

(Entire Month) Clemmons Cares - Random Acts of Kindness Month 20 Coffee with a Cop 22 Jerry Long Family YMCA Dirty Dozen and Clemmons Street Festival

JULY

23 Firefighters Appreciation Day

AUGUST PHOTOS BY JAMES STEWART PHOTOGRAPHY

6 National Night Out

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SEPTEMBER 28 Movie Night in the Village

OCTOBER 2 National Coffee with a Cop 20 Monster Dash and Goblin Hop

NOVEMBER 4 Flag Retirement Ceremony in Honor of Veterans

DECEMBER

3 Annual Tree Lighting

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Small Town USA BY VONDA HENDERSON

‘Where’re you from?’ An easy question. For folks from a small town in anywhere USA, there are some similar characteristics regardless of the geographic location.

married, divorced, or engaged. Who bought that old home place, who is selling their family farm, or who’s buying up land? The fact list is long and ever-changing.

People in a small town are quick to recognize strangers. Why? Not because they’re unfriendly, no indeed. They just know everybody who lives in town, so it’s easy to spot a stranger. Remember that episode from The Andy Griffith Show when a stranger showed up who seemed to know so much about everyone in Mayberry? Just from reading the local paper. If you’re of a certain age, you may recall that small town newspapers used to publish visits and other social events – so and so’s kids are in town for the week, the visiting pastor had dinner with the Joneses after Sunday church – that was big news.

If you have brothers or sisters, you may have a lot to live up to or to live down, as the case may be. The teachers that taught your siblings remember all too well how they behaved and have likely already made assumptions before you even walk into their classroom. In some cases, they may have even taught your parents. Talk about pressure! And forget about seeing those teachers just in school. Nope, they’re out and about town just like you, and don’t forget that they know your mom and dad. So, if you thought you’d get away with skipping class or didn’t turn in homework, you’ll be found out – and soon.

Speaking of knowing local folks, which they do, they also know the family history back for several generations. Those ancestry businesses have nothing on them. Local citizens are a wealth of information about families in the area – who went off to war, who stayed home and why, who decided to leave home and came back – or not, who’s getting

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Small town living is an open book. It’s hard to keep a secret. If you want to keep something private, tell no one – and even that may not work. If someone’s seen you your entire life, changes are noticed quickly. Social life for small town living is interesting. Depending on the size, there may or may not be a movie theater, bowling alley, or fast-food restaurants. What is there to do in small town

USA? Church activities, community-sponsored events, and local school athletics are high on the things to do list. There’s generally a strong emphasis on local high school sports and rivalries with neighboring communities. Depending on where you live, high school football games or basketball games are king and are the social events of the week. And dating, well everyone knows who’s dating whom. Is a break-up imminent or are wedding bells in the future? Just how serious is this relationship? Are the families close? Or, is a Hatfield/McCoy situation brewing? And, what about those kids who left right after graduation? Coming back home to visit is news, big news. Everyone wants to see you – family, friends, old neighbors and they all want to know what you’ve been doing and if you’re coming back to stay. Sometimes the pull back home is strong enough to bring folks back. More often than not, however, a visit is a time to reflect and visit, an R&R stop, and then back to your new home. Never fear, you’re not forgotten. Small towns love to have folks return, even for short periods. Y’all come back now, ya’ hear?


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Make This Your Year TTo o be

LoYaL To LocaL BY DENISE HEIDEL

Local businesses make up the heartbeat of any community and it’s up to us to support them! It’s estimated that for every dollar spent at a locally owned store, 68 cents remains within the local economy. When you compare that with the average 43 cents that remains when shopping at a big box store, it doesn’t take an economist to realize that shopping small matters. Make 2019 your year to be LOYAL to LOCAL! Show your support for local businesses through deliberate choices to shop at locally owned boutiques and dine at locally owned restaurants. Here are some ideas to inspire you:

January:

Sign up for an exercise class at a local fitness center.

February: Buy flowers from a familyowned florist.

March: Visit a local consignment store to find some fun pieces for your spring wardrobe.

April: Have your children’s Easter portraits done by a local photographer.

May: Buy your

garden tools from a local nursery.

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June: Take your car to be

serviced at a local mechanic.

July: Shop at the local farmers market.

August: Take a break from the heat and stroll through a local museum.

September: Enjoy a day of pampering at a local spa.

October: Eat at a locally owned restaurant you’ve never visited.

November: Order your

Thanksgiving desserts from a local bakery.

December: Shop for

the holidays from locally owned businesses. Supporting local businesses is about neighbors helping neighbors. In a sense, it’s a pay-it-forward kind of action. When someone shops or dines at a locally-owned business, that business owner can hire people, who can then turn around and spend money locally for their families, and support local organizations.


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A TYPICAL DAY

The team members usually get to the fire station starting around 6:30 am; all are onsite by 7:00 am. Most bring breakfast with them and eat while they receive a briefing from the team going off shift.

A Day in the Life of a Fire Fighter BY VONDA HENDERSON

Most of us have a fairly typical workday – we go to our jobs Monday through Friday, usually from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. We work an eight-hour day with an hour break for lunch and maybe a few 15-minute breaks throughout the day. Sound normal to you? Not if you’re a first responder. Their day starts when they get to the fire station by 7:00 am (usually by 6:30 am for most) and doesn’t end for 24 hours. While they may plan to eat breakfast, lunch, or dinner, there’s no guarantee that that’s actually going to happen. They typically work 24 hours on and 48 hours off, completing nine to ten shifts each month. Meet one of the first responder teams who work at the Clemmons Fire Department station on James Street. Each team is comprised of six members who rely on each other in ways most of us cannot fathom. Mitchell Boles has three years on the job, Austin Laws has eight, Shane Moss has been a firefighter for 28 years, A. J. Burton has 19 years of service, Jamie Hofmann has 15, and Neil Hege has 28 years. That’s a combined total of over 100 years of firefighting experience – on one shift. All of the team started out as volunteer firefighters and transitioned into the formal training program. The training doesn’t end once they earn their certifications for firefighting, HAZMAT, EMT, technical rescue, confined spaces, or any other expertise they need. No, training is part of their day – every day. On every shift, two to three hours is devoted to training. “To complete the core training takes about two years,” according to Shane. When asked if they’d ever considered any other type of work, to a man the answer was a resounding ‘No.’ As Shane shared, “This is a calling. We can’t see ourselves doing any other type of work.”

Then it’s off to the Jerry Long Family YMCA for a workout. Since they’re on duty, they go in the fire truck with all their gear in the event of a call. Staying physically fit is critical for the work they do, as a stress reliever, and to be able to meet the required response time for emergency calls. Once a call comes in, the team must be geared up and be in the truck in one minute and ten seconds (70 seconds to get on their way). The turnout gear weighs about 45 pounds; add to that the equipment they carry, resulting in approximately 75 pounds each person carries. Once back from the Y, it’s time to check equipment and ensure the trucks are set and ready to go. Training and testing occur all during a shift. Lunchtime is generally food brought from home. They take turns cooking dinner and shop prior to coming on shift for whatever the dinner menu for the evening is. Keep in mind that at any time during their shift an emergency call may come in for fires, personal injuries, wrecks, or more. The teams at the James Station serve a 32 square mile area crossing into three counties. On average, the team responds to eight to ten emergency calls per shift. They must stay in a constant state of readiness, always listening to what’s being transmitted across the radio. Free time (if there is any) is generally from 5:00 pm until bedtime, around 10:00 pm. It’s important to try to maintain a routine when possible. This role requires a special type of person, dedicated to service, with a desire to help others. As members of the community, we depend on their abilities to do a job most could not imagine. The preliminary training, preparedness, and on-going training/skill enhancements are to ensure they’re ready when needed. What’s one thing we can do to help them when they’re headed to an emergency? Be aware of their sirens and pull off to the right to let them get to where they’re needed as safely as possible. Their dedication to each other and their community is remarkable. Thank you for your service!

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BY CAROLYN S. PETERSON

Whether you want to admit it or not, at some point in 2019, the thought may cross your mind, ‘How did I do with my healthier lifestyle resolutions for 2018?’ For most, the answer is the same…you started off on the right foot, going to the gym and cleaning up your diet, but things got off track and you didn’t make the changes you wanted. Well, guess what? You don’t need New Year’s Day to make a new start – jump in any time and, with the right tips, 2019 can be the year of the new you!

1. EXERCISE EVERY DAY!

If you think back to the last time you got a really good workout in, didn’t you feel better? Daily exercise builds the endorphins, pheromones, testosterone and adrenaline, and all are ingredients of the best addiction…getting healthy! If you only exercise two to three times a week, it is harder to establish it as a lifestyle change. Once exercise becomes a daily habit, you will miss it if something gets in the way.

2. CHOOSE AN EXERCISE BUDDY & GROUP ACTIVITIES This may sound a bit dramatic, but ‘friends don’t let friends get out of shape!’ When you have a workout buddy or participate in group activities at a gym, you are more likely to show up and get your workout. It comes down to accountability; if you know there’s a friend or a group who are going to miss you and follow up with the text, ‘Why aren’t you here? I saved you a place in class!’ you’re more likely to get your rear in gear and get to the gym.

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3. FOCUS ON DEVELOPING NEW SKILLS

7. QUIT ALCOHOL

4. IT’S ALL ABOUT BALANCE

8. START OUT STRONG

5. CHANGE YOUR DIET

9. GET MORE SLEEP

We all have activities that we like better than others. For me, I love cardio, but weight training isn’t a time that I enjoy. However, for a wellrounded workout, you need cardio and weight training to achieve the results you want. There are positives in pushing yourself to think outside of the box when choosing your workouts.

If you consider yourself a cyclist, then you probably excel on the bike. You’re strong in your legs, but if that’s all you focus on, the rest of your body won’t achieve its potential. A swimmer can stay in the pool and swim until they grow gills, but they may not be able to lift a weight. Balance your workouts; do what you love, but add an activity that can strengthen areas your favorite exercise doesn’t.

Let’s face it, most of us have our go-to meals; hopefully they aren’t all fast foods, but we have our favorites at restaurants and meals we fix at home. Put some thought into what you eat and how those choices give you the energy to do what you need to do, including working out. Change things up and maybe try a high-protein diet, with low carbs, or just clean up what you are eating.

6. CHANGE UP YOUR TIME OF EXERCISE

I have friends who get up every day at 4:30 am (no, that’s not a typo) to get their workout in, but if you aren’t a morning person, don’t try and make yourself one. You will quickly get defeated because that’s not your time of day and you will probably make everyone else in the gym miserable with your not too pleasant attitude. Try getting in a workout on your lunch hour or right after work before you go home and get settled. Once you hit the sofa, the chances of going back out aren’t good.

Okay, don’t go off the deep end after reading ‘quit alcohol’; try it for a specific amount of time. Everyone knows that smoking is bad for you, yet people don’t recognize the effects of alcohol on the body. Alcohol slows metabolism, increasing weight gain; it reduces activity levels and interferes with sleep.

Before you start your day, as soon as your feet hit the floor, do something to get your day going. Do 25 sit-ups, 15 push-ups or a oneminute plank. Engage your abdominal muscles first thing in the morning to get that good endorphin feeling going and build a stronger trunk which will help you, whether you sit at a desk or are on your feet all day.

Studies show that close to 90% of people don’t get the sleep they need. If possible, take naps, go to bed earlier and don’t watch TV in your bedroom. The light from the TV or your phone keeps your brain active not allowing you to wind down.

10. DON’T TAKE LIFE SO SERIOUSLY No matter how much you work out, you ain’t getting out of this life alive. Every day, find the blessings in life. Even in the darkest times, there are things to be thankful for… family, friends, pets, the stranger who held the door for you when your hands were full of groceries, the birds singing outside your window; expressing gratitude can change your mindset and get you on the right course for the new year.


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A Dog’s Life in Clemmons, NC… Doesn’t Get Much Better! A Perspective from Four Paws BY CAROLYN S. PETERSON

Trust me on this, a dog’s life is rather simple with a good master. I am loved, cared for, fed, walked and, although I have my own bed, I find the big one where my master sleeps much more comfortable and so that’s where I take my naps and settle in every night. Not much gets me upset unless it’s a squirrel thinking that I’ll share my yard, which I quickly make clear that I won’t. Other than that, life is good especially when you live in Clemmons, NC. I can’t imagine living where dogs like myself aren’t appreciated and welcomed, but I hear there are places like that. Well, Clemmons, NC isn’t one of those places. From my understanding, I live with my family in a neighborhood made up of other families that look a lot like mine. Most of my friends live close by and on our daily walks we talk about the last tree-mail we read on the big oak on the corner of the street or the long love poem left on the fire hydrant from Fred to Phoebe. The general consensus is that Fred, a BassetBeagle mix, is out-punting his coverage even thinking that Phoebe, a purebred Poodle, would look his way, but hope springs eternal in dogdom. You can’t blame a guy for trying, right? There’s another thing that my friends and I agree on, and that’s how many great places there are for us pups to go in Clemmons, NC.

TANGLEWOOF DOG PARK

Nothing brings out the puppy in me more than when I go to Tanglewoof Dog Park. It seems like I’ve been going there forever, but that may just be because I’m six in ‘dog years’ and that’s 42 in ‘regular years.’ No one has really clued me in on what all that means, but I just know that going to the dog park is the best. There are so many smells that I could spend all my time ‘writing back’ to the other pups who have been

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there and left notes, until I see the ball come out and then I could chase it all day. It’s a pretty cool place with pups my size in one area and the little pups in another. Some of those little dogs are a lot of talk, but we all get along and play while our masters sit and watch us. After the dog park, sometimes my master likes just us to take a walk through Tanglewood Park, and I like that, too. It seems to make my master happy just being with me, and I know that it’s my favorite thing to do. With a good walk and some playing done, I usually get a special treat at Starbucks in Clemmons.

A TREAT LIKE NO OTHER!

I ride in the front seat of the car, so I get a good view of what’s going on, plus I get car sick if I’m in the back looking out. I don’t really know how it happens, but my master and I go to this place where a lot of other people go, and my master talks into this box and when we drive up to the hole in the building, I get the best treat. It’s a Puppuccino, and although my master tells me to slow down, I pretty much devour it. I don’t know what’s in it, but it hits the spot after an afternoon of playing.

DOGS WELCOME!

Then there are some days when my family and I just get in the car and go to a place where food just comes to you. I like when I can lie by my family as they eat, hoping something might fall and I’m ready to snatch it up. Sitting outside at Panera Bread and Dairi-o, pup friendly places in Clemmons, is the best. Sometimes I see my friends, but there’s no place I’d rather be than with my master. Yep, I hear people say to me, ‘You have the life of Riley,’ and although I have no idea who Riley is, if he lives in Clemmons, NC and has all the fun I do, we are both pretty lucky dogs!


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The Clemmons Community Foundation has been positively impacting the local community since 2004 when it was created under the name of the Clemmons Rotary Foundation. “In 2011, its leaders felt that if the foundation were organized as a community foundation, it had better potential to grow as a local charitable vehicle to reach the full community (not just still including Rotarians), encouraging lifetime and legacy gifts,” said Sandi Scannelli, president and CEO of the Clemmons Community Foundation. “In 2012, the conversion to a community foundation was complete. Since that time, the foundation grew as envisioned under the leadership of its board of directors with several large bequest gifts. In April of 2018, thanks to a generous grant, the foundation hired its staff and opened an office.” While the name and number of people involved in the foundation have changed since the beginning, the ultimate goal of what those involved wish to accomplish remains unchanged. “The fundamental goal of the foundation today has not changed…rather, we’ve enriched our work to provide additional service and support for our donors and broader community engagement and leadership in responding to community needs and interests,” said Scannelli. “One of our most recent funds established is the Burkel Family Foundation Fund, established by longtime resident and community leader, Ken Burkel. He established it for several reasons: a) He’s always been involved in local causes as a leader and a contributor. Ken wanted to leave a legacy that reflected his life. He made a gift to start an endowed fund in his family’s name that would make community grants annually from the earnings on the investment –

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forever. Yes, even beyond his lifetime. During his lifetime, Ken will advise the foundation on where he would like to see grants awarded…which leads to his second reason for starting a family legacy fund. b) Ken has two sons and grandchildren. His great hope and prayer are that his children and grandchildren will recognize, be inspired and emulate his model of giving and investing in the community. The fund is set up whereby his children will become the future advisors for the fund’s grant awards. The latter is an amazing bonus. The community foundation, when setting up the fund and working with the donor, captures the donor’s intentions and some of the special life experiences that shaped the intention. Those stories are brought to life every year in perpetuity during grant-making.” When Ken Burkel was looking to give back, the thoughtfulness and continuous nature of a foundation appealed to him. “I had a small business in Clemmons and felt the need to give back to the community,” said Burkel. “Community foundations provide a wonderful means by which to contribute to needs that can be either those of my own choice or those which have been vetted by professionals. Also, I want to be an example to others in the community and want to help the CCF gain additional significant donors. Being a donor demonstrates commitment and convictions to other potential donors. I feel that being a donor in the CCF is an investment, not just a donation. The principal will be there in perpetuity. This is a combination of good fiscal planning and compassion to worthy causes within the community.”


In addition to amazing funds like Ken Burkel’s, the Clemmons Community Foundation has formed strong relationships with other major organizations in the area to increase the positive impact it can make on the community. “The Foundation has had a wonderful relationship with the Lewisville-Clemmons Chamber with several partnership examples over the years,” said Scannelli. “Most recently, we’ve been working with them on two new initiatives. An exciting initiative that will benefit all residents who aspire to serve Lewisville and Clemmons in some community leadership capacity is Leadership Lewisville-Clemmons (LLC). Our board members are huge fans of the benefits of leadership programs, and Leadership Winston-Salem is a fabulous example in which many of our board members have participated. “Another partnership with the Lewisville-Clemmons Chamber is a fund to offer vocational education scholarships for our area’s high school graduates. Last year at a chamber luncheon, members learned that a high percentage of 12th-grade students had no plans following graduation. At the same time, many local employers are struggling to

find employees with the skills necessary for vocational and technical occupations. The Clemmons Community Foundation became involved because we offer the infrastructure to receive and manage charitable donations and the process of managing scholarship awards. An initial gift was made to start the scholarship fund with its first scholarship named the Mason H. Hunter Vocational Scholarship. We have a donor interested in matching the funds raised. The scholarship will be up to $2,500 based on the cost of the program in which the student enrolls. Our hope is to raise enough to endow at least one scholarship – meaning that the scholarship will be paid every year from the investment earnings of the dollars raised.” What makes this scholarship unique is the pairing with Chamber employers to provide mentor and internship opportunities for scholarship recipients. For more information about the Clemmons Community Foundation and to learn more about the various partnerships that seek to improve the Clemmons community, visit the website at clemmonsfoundation.org.

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BY MEGHAN CORBETT

There are an estimated 1.2 million members of Rotary clubs across the world. These members come from all different backgrounds with various strengths and experiences that allow them to work on fixing the issues that plague people around the globe. These issues include disease, poor water, sanitation and hygiene, mothers and children in peril, lack of educational opportunities and struggling economies. Of the more than 35,000 Rotary clubs in existence, the Rotary Club of Clemmons is doing its best to make an impact locally that will likely lead to spreading awareness for countless individuals. “We want to increase the community awareness of what Rotary is,” said Rotary Club of Clemmons President Susan Joy. “We are doing this through print media, social media and by hosting the Totally Outstanding Awesome Stroll through Tanglewood, or TOAST, (a fundraiser that sees about 2,000 community members come out to have fun walking through the Festival of Lights before it opened to the public.)” This was the second year for the Rotary to host this event. “TOAST is a fundraiser, but it is also an opportunity for us to raise awareness of Rotary’s impact,” said Joy. “The community will benefit from the money raised at the event, and those dollars will be used to support many local groups and organizations.” Collaborations can have a massive impact on the community through name and brand recognitions, as well as introducing those who may not come into contact with Rotary members to all the group has to offer. “We are participating in The Amazing Shake with Southwest Elementary School and a Junior Achievement event in partnership with students from West Forsyth High School,” said Joy. “We are also working with the Humane Society of Davie County to bring the 2nd night of Paws in the Park to the community. We are working with the Salvation Army and other area Rotary clubs in a project called Rotarians Unite to Stop Hunger (RUSH), and we continue to partner with Panera Bread to deliver food to the Clemmons Food Pantry.” Another great way to get involved in the impact is to join a Rotary club yourself! “All are welcome in Rotary,” said Joy. “All you need is a heart for service in our community.” For more information about the Rotary Club of Clemmons, visit the website at rotaryclubofclemmons.com or find them on Facebook.

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Maintaining the

Beautification of Our Community BY LISA S.T. DOSS

Beautification is not only visually appealing, but it often influences competitiveness. Whether the area is a neighborhood community or commercialized zone, the effort of a well-kept area of flowers, shrubs, trees, benches, and signs of welcome allude to a love of a specific part of a town or city. Once others witness this mentality of beautification, the spirit of volunteer led-projects enhances not just one area, but can consume a state. Keep NC Beautiful is a non-profit organization that “engages and supports individuals and organizations” through programming and education by emphasizing three areas: beautification, litter prevention, and waste management.” While it takes groups of people to come together throughout the seasons and year, individual efforts and families can help, too, only by maintaining a clean and beautiful yard and community.

BEAUTIFICATION

With the help from the Garden Club Council of Winston-Salem and the Vegetation Management Division of the city, free plants can assist neighborhood associations and other groups to beautify entrances to communities and other visible locations. The Clemmons Flower Bed program is just one community emphasized project. Volunteers can also invest their time to “Adopt a Flower Bed,” street, alley, park, or stream. Dividing the effort for planting, maintenance, and clean-up eliminates the high cost while inspiring its members to come together in spirit, socialization, and action!

• At least one environmental club offering educational instruction, projects within the school, and a form of outreach, which could include a trail or outdoor classroom, must meet regularly. • Participate in four environmental programs, which may include the Great American Cleanup, Adopt-a-Stream, Adopt-a-Road, or Christmas tree recycling efforts.

LITTER PREVENTION

Trash. Something so small and easily disposable costs the taxpayers of North Carolina $15 million annually. Improving the community’s aesthetics and safety takes much more than adding plants, shrubs, and trees to our community. Volunteers are necessary to fulfill the promise of keeping North Carolina beautiful and clean. While contests held in the spring inspire groups and individuals to help, the immediate goal requires a personal commitment to pick up and dispose of trash.

WASTE REDUCTION

CLEAN AND GREEN SCHOOL CONTEST

Every year during Earth week in April, representatives from “Keep Winston-Salem Beautiful” and the Garden Club Council arrive at our public schools to judge their programs emphasizing beautification and environmental education. The requirements to earn a gold-level award are:

In mid-November, a program that celebrates, “America Recycles Day” offers individuals the opportunity to reduce their waste and recycle difficult items such as electronics (defined as anything with a cord), paint, rigid plastics (measuring two feet in length and at maximum 40 pounds) as well as light bulbs, batteries, and Christmas trees.

• Recycling receptacles of paper, cardboard, plastic or aluminum must be in all classrooms, offices, break rooms, and the cafeteria.

Please note: Not all drives offer the same materials; therefore, it is important to research how to dispose of particular items properly.

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VOLUNTEERS

Providing your time to a worthwhile effort can be quickly done just by clicking the following links: • City of Clemmons: clemmons.org/ • City of Winston-Salem: cityofws.org/departments/ keep-winston-salem-beautiful/

A PROMISE OF BEAUTIFICATION

Keeping the village of Clemmons beautiful is a feeling of pride. It begins with a daily promise to reduce, reuse, and commit to the effort of recycling. The practical ways to help the environment can be self-defined. A healthy lifestyle and eco-friendliness go hand-in-hand. For instance, local nurseries can assist your endeavor to go green by selling native plants. Beautification such as maple trees, coneflowers, and blueberry bushes will also help our bird, butterfly insect, and bee populations. If you are interested in promoting self-sufficiency, consider planting fruit trees, a variety of berries, or establishing a garden. City dwellers with a minimum of five hours of direct sunlight could benefit from planting fruits, vegetables, and herbs in containers while using a trellis to save space. Minimizing waste is essential, and with a place to compost, decomposition can turn waste into enriching soil. Just a small area with full sun is needed. Whether you decide to join a group or make a personal promise, promoting aesthetics within your community can begin today!


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Not Your Typical Outing for Singles & Young Adults in Forsyth County BY MEGAN TAYLOR

Within the miles of Forsyth County, there are multiple wineries, art galleries in a lively downtown atmosphere, and affordable living. What more could a young adult or single person want in a place to live? After all, according to niche.com, Winston-Salem, Lewisville, and Clemmons are the top three places to live in the county. However, part of finding the right city to live in is making sure there are things to do during the weekdays, weeknights, and weekends. Forsyth County is always busy with entertainment, festivals, and more. These fun and unusual outings are perfect for couples and groups of any size. Read the list below for some ideas and mark your calendars to attend. • Explore the City of Arts and Innovation with a Segway tour. Triad Eco Adventures offers a variety of sights on their different Winston-Salem tours, including the Old Salem tour, Mayhem & Mystery, and Public Arts. For more information, visit: triadecoadventures.com. • Enjoy the aroma of the grapes in the Yadkin Valley by taking a winery tour and tasting. Just a short drive from Winston-Salem, Clemmons, and Lewisville are 45 plus wineries, including RayLen and Medaloni Cellars and Vineyards. For the beer lovers, downtown is packed with local breweries, such as Foothills Brewing. Periodically, the city hosts the “Tour de Food” festival and “Downtown Afternoon Tasting Tours.” • Get in touch with your creative side and visit the art galleries in town. The arts district downtown is the perfect spot to begin. One stop is ARTivity on the Green, a half-acre public art park located on North Liberty Street. Another great trip to make is to the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Arts, SECCA, where the work of local, national, and international artists is showcased. Speaking of art galleries, take a class at the Sawtooth School for Visual Arts. Options are ceramics, painting, wood, and printmaking. In addition, Sawtooth features art exhibits and hosts a Healing and Wellness through the Arts program for cancer patients and their families to help them through their health journey.

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• Forsyth County is also full of culture and history with our many museums. Reynolda House Museum of American Art, The New Winston Museum, the Winston Cup Museum, and the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts are just a few on the list for a day trip. One of my favorites is the Museum of Anthropology at Wake Forest University. Here, guests can see masks from throughout the world and learn about anthropology in North Carolina. Plus, the museum is currently showcasing African cultural items that have inspired American pop culture. • Put on your dancing shoes and spend a night learning how to shag or ballroom dance. Locations and times for classes vary throughout the county. Some are available at the Kernersville Library, South Fork Community Center, and the Old Town Community Center. • Farmers markets have become big within the past few years. There, you can find in-season fruits and vegetables, local foods, and so much more. Make plans to visit the Hidden Creek Farm Farmers Market, Cobblestone Farmers Market at Old Salem, and the Farmers Market at the fairgrounds. Before heading out, be sure to check the hours of each market, especially during the winter. • If you are looking for a quick activity, there is nothing better than going to the ice-skating rink, putt-putt, or midnight bowling. Depending on the season, these adventures are the ideal way to end a memorable day. Forsyth County has many things to do for relaxation and enjoyment. If you are a young adult or single, get to know the city you live in through these various activities. Invite your friends to join and the memories made will last forever.


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20 Community outreach Ideas to Make a Difference in Your

BY TARYN JEREZ

Some may say that a community is only as good as the people in it. It’s amazing when you actively seek out ways to bring kindness and service into where you live; it can almost become contagious to those around you. Often, just by being yourself and lending a hand doing something that comes natural to you, the best volunteer connections are made. • Do animals have a soft spot in your heart? • Interested in helping small business owners? • Love working with children? • Compassionate for our elderly community members? There are so many opportunities right here in our neighborhoods to get involved and make a difference. Whether you have time every week or only one hour a month, you can find an organization or event to partner with that matches your specific passion and talent. Here are 20 different community outreach ideas that can be found throughout the community who need your help. a shelf’ to keep organized and 1. ‘Adopt read stories to children at the library dogs and feed animals at the 2. Walk Humane Society donations or become a Care Team Member for Cancer Services 3. Manage as a greeter with the 4. Volunteer Lewisville-Clemmons Chamber of Commerce meal services for elderly church 5. Offer members at different churches fundraising and event planning for 6. Join a local nonprofit

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a business mentor at the Forsyth 7. Become Tech Small Business Center up litter at 8. Pick Tanglewood Park books for shelters, elderly care 9. Collect homes, and hospitals a patient’s home or work the welcome 10. Visit desk for Trellis Supportive Care a nonprofit organization with their 11. Assist website, social media or photography up some non-perishables for your local 12. Pick food bank to donate a high school 13. Host exchange student

a Big Brother or Big Sister with the 14. Become Boys & Girls Club part in a home repair and building 15. Take maintenance with Habitat for Humanity patients and their families at Novant 16. Greet Health Clemmons Medical Center a sports team or teach a class at the 17. Coach Jerry Long Family YMCA packages or cards to troops overseas 18. Send in tours and/or be a guide at 19. Participate Reynolda House Museum of Art technology classes at the Goodwill 20. Teach Training Center


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2019 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Ditra Miller, Lewisville-Clemmons Chamber of Commerce Executive Director

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President: Kristin Johnson, Historic Broyhill

VP of Education: Brooke Eagle, Forsyth Magazines

Vice President: Jason Keller, Modern Woodmen Fraternal Financial

VP of Community Service: Holland Patton, Mission View Properties

Secretary: Mike McGilvary, Marzano Capital Group

VP of Marketing: Roger Casey, Casey Creative

Treasurer: Debbie McCliment, Allegacy Federal Credit Union

VP of Meetings & Events: Shea Crutchfield, Mosquito Authority

Immediate Past President: John Golden, John Golden Frames & Fotos

Member-at-Large: Amy Gardner, Lindsay & Gardner CPAs, PLLC

VP of Membership: Jason Skinner, Paparazzi Hair Salon

Member-at-Large: Mike Campbell, Habitat for Humanity ReStore

VP of Economic Development: Jody Peske, Keller Williams Realty

Member-at-Large: Ed Dean, SERVPRO of West Forsyth County

VP of Networking: Dave Eschenbach, Green Clean Floor Care

Member-at-Large: Brad Hunter, Hunter Realty and Property Management


2019 Lewisville-Clemmons Chamber Board of Directors Back Row (L to R) Brad Hunter, Jody Peske, Roger Casey, Brooke Eagle, Dave Eschenbach, Holland Patton, Ed Dean, Mike Campbell, Shea Crutchfield, Jason Skinner Front Row (L to R) Ginny Chase, Amy Gardner, Jason Keller, Kristin Johnson, Mike McGilvary, Debbie McCliment, Ditra Miller PHOTO BY JENN LEWIS PHOTOGRAPHY

The Lewisville-Clemmons Chamber of Commerce meets on the second Tuesday each month from 11:20 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the Historic Broyhill, 3450 Clemmons Road, Clemmons, NC 27012. Visitors are always welcome to be a guest at one monthly meeting. Lunch is $11 for Chamber members and guests. Please RSVP to ditra@ lewisville-clemmons.com.

To learn more about the Chamber and the benefits of membership, please contact the Chamber office at 336-970-5100. If you would like to join the Chamber, please fill out the online member application at lewisville-clemmons.com. Member businesses come from a wide variety of industries and are as diverse as our community. Whether you’re a single entrepreneur or a large regional employer, there is a seat waiting for you at the Lewisville-Clemmons Chamber of Commerce. We welcome businesses of all sizes, as it takes big and small businesses to make our local economy strong.

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BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL SERVICES ActionCoach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (336) 310-0773 Advanced Alternatives, LLC . . . (336) 414-7868 Amulet Business Advisors . . . . . (336) 705-6602 ARCpoint Labs of Winston-Salem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (336) 496-8900 Catch a Spark Photography. . . . (336) 347-8636 Coach Pro 4U, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . (336) 403-6798 CPI Security Systems . . . . . . . . . (336) 207-2542

ADVERTISING, PRINT & DIGITAL MEDIA

Dr. Barb Hughson. . . . . . . . . . . . (303) 835-4188 Express Employment Professionals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (336) 306-8525

Able Graphics Company, LLC . . (336) 753-1812 Adsign Corp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (336) 766-3000

Goad Global Leadership, LLC . . (336) 793-8399

BirdsiVideo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (336) 253-5158 Broken Buggy Print Co. . . . . . . . (336) 701-2731

ARTS, CULTURE & ENTERTAINMENT

Casey Creative Powered by Proforma . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (703) 850-8668

Boone Enterprises, Inc. . . . . . . . (336) 765-6863

Clemmons Courier . . . . . . . . . . . (336) 766-4126 CMG Strategies . . . . . . . . . . . . . (336) 831-4233 Connect Marketing . . . . . . . . . . (336) 575-0790 Custom Advertising, Inc. . . . . . . (336) 760-3500 Design & Graphics . . . . . . . . . . . (336) 970-0687 Excalibur Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . (336) 778-2121

Daniel Boone Gem Mining . . . . (336) 765-6863

On Target DJ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (336) 207-7382

Payroll Solutions, Inc. . . . . . . . . . (336) 885-5056

Perfect Pair Events. . . . . . . . . . . (336) 408-5426

Servpro of West Forsyth County . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (336) 946-1131

Winston-Salem Dash . . . . . . . . . (336) 714-6875 Village Square Tap House . . . . . (336) 448-5330

Xpert+ Accounting & Tax Services, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (336) 766-6400

Ink It Promotional Products . . . . (336) 492-2866 Nu expression . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (336) 765-5505 ONE MARKET1NG . . . . . . . . . . (336) 252-4298 Paschal Promotions, Inc. . . . . . . (336) 788-1698 Press and Shoot-John Golden . . (336) 745-8238 SEO Rocket . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (336) 993-3333 Signarama of Clemmons . . . . . . (336) 893-8042 SixFour Web Design . . . . . . . . . (336) 303-0640 Talk of the Town Coupons . . . . . (336) 255-1724 Tarheel Coffee News . . . . . . . . . (704) 762-6626

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Sneak-A-Peek 3D/4D Ultrasound . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (336) 247-5141 The Coastal Group, Inc. . . . . . . . (336) 337-8224

Image 360 of Winston Salem Southwest. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (336) 768-2810

Robin Craig Photography . . . . . (443) 823-1804

John Golden Frames & Fotos . . (336) 408-0517 Main Street Consulting & Staffing, LLC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (336) 992-5377

Hallen Media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (336) 245-1263

Winston-Salem Journal . . . . . . . (336) 727-7428

Jenn Lewis Photography . . . . . . (336) 577-3373

Historic Broyhill . . . . . . . . . . . . . (336) 793-1191

Forsyth Magazines . . . . . . . . . . . (888) 892-3204

TimmyVO Voice Over Specialist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (984) 377-7611

IDShield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (336) 414-4775

AUTOMOTIVE Express Oil and Tire Engineers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (336) 283-9552


COMPUTERS & TELECOMMUNICATIONS Brookstone Technology Services, LLC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (336) 293-6510 Computer & Technology Solutions,Inc DBA CATS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (336) 499-1915 Dakota Technology Group. . . . . (336) 682-5117

CONSTRUCTION & CONTRACTORS All-Phase Heating & Cooling, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (336) 413-3718 Apex Appliance and HVAC LLC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (336) 705-8128 BE Enterprises, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . (336) 448-2305

Docsmore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (336) 301-4347

CertaPro Painters of Winston-Salem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (336) 391-3617

Dulaney Group Technologies. . . (336) 793-0331

CKJ Building & Design. . . . . . . . (336) 414-4908

Parkway Technology Solutions . (336) 310-9888

Crawford Home Improvements (336) 331-3427

Piedmont Triad Computer Consulting, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (336) 766-5555

Davie Construction Company . . (336) 940-6600

Sightsource, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . (888) 207-3027 Yadtel Telecom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (336) 463-5022

F & M Handyman Services. . . . . (336) 242-3515 Glass Interiors, LLC . . . . . . . . . . (904) 307-5736 Gwyn Electrical, Plumbing, Heating & Cooling. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (336) 774-1818 Piedmont Sheet Metal Company, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (336) 724-7439 Plumbing Repair of the Triad, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (336) 608-8064 Randleman’s Tree Service . . . . . (336) 408-8711

FAMILY, COMMUNITY & CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS Better Business Bureau of Northwest North Carolina, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . (336) 725-8348 Big Brothers Big Sisters . . . . . . . (336) 751-9906 Boy Scouts of America, Old Hickory Council . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (336) 760-2900 Cancer Services, Inc. . . . . . . . . . (336) 760-9983 Children’s Hope Network . . . . . (336) 710-7026 Clemmons Civic Club. . . . . . . . . (336) 766-0666 Clemmons Community Foundation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (336) 663-6794 Clemmons Food Pantry . . . . . . . (336) 331-3432 Habitat for Humanity Restore . . (336) 916-2028 Jerry Long Family YMCA . . . . . . (336) 712-2000 Lewisville-Clemmons Chamber of Commerce. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (336) 970-5100 Rotary Club of Clemmons . . . . . (335) 462-2759 Women of Wisdom/House of Refuge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (336) 969-4619 Women Who Care About Community. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (336) 918-7496

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FINANCE & INSURANCE Allegacy Federal Credit Union. . (336) 774-3400 Allstate Insurance - Chris Just . . (336) 766-6464 AnnieMac Home Mortgage . . . . (336) 278-1003 BB&T Bank - Clemmons . . . . . . . (336) 712-0913 BB&T Bank - Lewisville. . . . . . . . (336) 945-3795

Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (336) 714-1556 Farm Bureau - Allen Mathis . . . . (336) 403-1631 Fidelity Bank. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (336) 778-1601 First Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (336) 369-6940 First Citizens Bank . . . . . . . . . . . (336) 766-6669

Northwestern Mutual. . . . . . . . . (336) 714-5062 Peak Insurance Group . . . . . . . . (336) 413-6959 Piedmont Federal Savings Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (336) 770-1100 PNC Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (336) 712-2507 Security Underwriters . . . . . . . . (336) 945-3713 Shellie Penley, CPA, PA . . . . . . . (336) 923-8189

Blue Moon Benefits Group . . . . (336) 778-1070

First National Bank - Clemmons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (336) 778-0008

State Employees Credit Union . (336) 778-2506

Blue Ridge Bank, N.A. . . . . . . . . (336) 931-1222

Forsyth Insurance Services . . . . (336) 767-8900

State Farm Insurance - Brad Romine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (336) 766-3245

Colonial Life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (336) 945-6975

Good Deeds Insurance . . . . . . . (336) 564-2418

Community Insurance Agency, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (336) 731-7611

JP Mortgage Consultants . . . . . (336) 601-6111

Ebert Financial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (336) 714-9864 Edward Jones - Edie Bergman, AAMS®, Financial Advisor . . . . . . . . . . . . (336) 659-9287 Edward Jones - Bruce Bird, Financial Advisor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (336) 940-4100 Edward Jones - Michael Russell, Financial Advisor . . . . . . . . . . . . (336) 766-7394 Edward Jones - Tony Mardis, Financial Advisor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (336) 202-6466 Edward Jones Investments, Financial Advisor: Craig Fishel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (336) 766-4897

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Kevin DiGaspari - North Carolina Farm Bureau Insurance . . . . . . . (336) 909-4100 Lindsay & Gardner CPAs, PLLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (336) 712-1788 Marzano Capital Group . . . . . . . (336) 766-0464 Mel Schlesinger - Health Insurance Strategist. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (336) 525-6357 Modern Woodmen Fraternal Financial Jason Keller, FIC, RICP, CFFM. . (336) 403-0943

State Farm Insurance - Jorge Vidal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (336) 778-2634 State Farm Insurance - Rick Babusiak . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (336) 760-9994 Strategic Tax Solutions Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (336) 306-5663 Tandem Innovative Payment Solutions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (336) 554-2455 Truliant Federal Credit Union. . . (336) 659-1955 Van Almond MetLife Auto & Home Almond Agency. . . . . . . . (423) 791-4656 Voya Financial Advisors - Paul Johnson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (336) 778-1324

Mountcastle Insurance. . . . . . . . (336) 777-8500

Wells-Keefe, Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . (336) 945-4991

New York Life Insurance Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (336) 971-7832

WN Ireland Insurance Agency, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (336) 679-8861


GOVERNMENT, EDUCATION & INDIVIDUALS A Step Ahead Academic Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (336) 766-7124 Calvary Day School . . . . . . . . . . (336) 714-5451 Clemmons Elementary School . . (336) 703-4210

HEALTH CARE AND WELLNESS

Life Abundant Chiropractic . . . . (336) 283-8670

360 Health . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (336) 766-7777

Mallard Ridge Assisted Living & Memory Care. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (336) 775-2205

Andrea Morgan: doTERRA Essential Oils Wellness Advocate. . . . . . . . . . . (336) 757-2262

Novant Health . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (336) 718-7000

Arbor Ridge at Stanleyville Retirement Living . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (336) 377-2195

Novant Health Rehabilitation Hospital, an affiliate of Encompass Health . . (336) 754-3500

Forsyth Country Day School . . . (336) 945-3151

Bermuda Village Retirement Community . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (336) 998-6672

Forsyth Technical Community College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (336) 757-3804

Brookstone of Clemmons Assisted Living and Memory Care . . . . . . . . . . . (336) 766-5000

Greenbriar Driving Academy . . . (336) 830-4468

Carillon Assisted Living . . . . . . . (336) 766-6220

Kaplan Early Learning Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (336) 766-7374

Carolina Center for Eye Care, OD, PA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (336) 946-0203

Reagan High School Career Development Office. . . . . . . . . . (336) 703-6776

Chermak & Hanson Orthodontics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (336) 766-8244

The Montessori School of Winston-Salem. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (336) 766-5550

Clemmons Village Assisted Living . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (336) 778-8548

Town of Lewisville . . . . . . . . . . . (336) 945-5558

Forsyth Psychiatric Associates. . (336) 660-6000

Village of Clemmons . . . . . . . . . (336) 766-7511

Heritage Woods . . . . . . . . . . . . . (336) 768-2011

West Forsyth High School . . . . . (336) 712-4400

Home Loving Senior Care . . . . . (336) 993-1600

Winston Salem Christian School (336) 759-7762

Lewisville Drug Company . . . . . (336) 946-0220

Optimal Health Chiropractic . . . (336) 712-4100 Personalized Physical Therapy and Wellness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (347) 553-8801 Restorative Medical . . . . . . . . . . (336) 776-1599 Riccobene Associates Family Dentistry at Clemmons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (336) 283-4598 Salt Beach Halotherapy . . . . . . . (336) 293-4598 Trinity Elms. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (336) 608-3555 Vienna Village Assisted Living . . (336) 945-5410 Wake Forest Baptist Health . . . . (336) 716-0536 Wake Forest Baptist Health Outpatient Surgery - Clemmons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (310) 390-1350 Winston Chiropractic Care. . . . . (336) 692-1122 Lewisville Family Counseling, PLLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (336) 945-0137

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LODGING & TRAVEL Cruise Planners - Ed Dean . . . . . (336) 701-2738 Cruise Planners - Gary Wilson . . (336) 770-5385

HOME & GARDEN Advance Stump Removal, LLC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (336) 715-1852

Going Your Way Travel, LLC . . . (336) 293-7155

PETS & VETERINARY

Hampton Inn Bermuda Run . . . . (336) 998-3480

Animal Hospital of Lewisville . . . (336) 946-3441

Home2 Suites by Hilton Winston-Salem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (336) 930-1037

Aristopets. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (336) 757-2185

Village Inn Hotel & Event Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (336) 766-9121 Yadkin Tours, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . (336) 469-0010

PERSONAL SERVICES & CARE

Humane Society of Davie County . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (336) 751-5214 K9 Classy Clips. . . . . . . . . . . . . . (336) 765-6244

PUBLIC UTILITIES & ENVIRONMENT Piedmont Natural Gas . . . . . . . . (336) 271-5103

BH Enterprise and Landscaping, Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (336) 986-1373

A Child’s World Learning Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (336) 940-3975

Bump Spaces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (336) 784-9941

A Cleaner World. . . . . . . . . . . . . (336) 766-4041

Corporate Cleaning Group . . . . (336) 354-3291

Beautycounter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (910) 617-7749

Dust Master Cleaning Services . (336) 413-9710

Essential Balanced Bodywork . . (336) 918-9343

Green Clean Floor Care . . . . . . . (336) 757-1010

Frank Vogler & Sons . . . . . . . . . (336) 766-4714

McNeely Pest Control . . . . . . . . (336) 922-0606

Globody by Ashley Burrow . . . . (336) 705-2353

Mosquito Authority . . . . . . . . . . (336) 712-5278

Griswold Home Care . . . . . . . . . (336) 462-8472

Chrystal Yates Residential Real Estate Allen Tate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (336) 399-3873

Oxi Fresh Carpet Cleaning . . . . (336) 776-0111

LaVida Massage of Clemmons. . (336) 766-0622

City Transfer and Storage . . . . . (336) 788-7374

Peachy Clean Crew . . . . . . . . . . (336) 287-3550

Monarch Living LLC . . . . . . . . . . (336) 893-4562

EXP Realty-Jonathan Key. . . . . . (336) 918-0226

Piedmont Home Services. . . . . . (336) 542-3180

Moonstone Massage Therapy, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (336) 918-8115

Hunter Realty and Property Management, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (336) 283-9777

Paparazzi Hair Salon . . . . . . . . . (336) 893-7169

James Minton, REALTOR® . . . . (336) 287-3543

Pure Hands Massage Therapy . . (336) 340-4346

Keller Williams Realty - Jody Peske . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (336) 918-7496

Ray’s Pest Control Co., Inc. . . . . (336) 722-1307 Still Life Interiors . . . . . . . . . . . . (336) 946-1135

LEGAL Gayle Goldsmith Tuch, PC . . . . . (336) 766-2767

Rodan and Fields - Amanda Morales. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (336) 986-1796

Robinson & Lawing, LLP . . . . . . (336) 631-8500

Sport Clips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (336) 893-5189

The Bomar Law Firm . . . . . . . . . (336) 793-4371

The Master’s Key Locksmiths, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (336) 995-0436

The Law Offices of Timothy D. Welborn, P.A. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (336) 761-0499

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Trellis Supportive Care. . . . . . . . (336) 768-3972

RiverStreet Networks. . . . . . . . . (844) 238-0131

REAL ESTATE, HOUSING, SALES & LEASING Bee Safe Storage & Wine Cellar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (336) 837-3919 Bricks Investments LLC . . . . . . . (336) 422-9208

Keller Williams Realty - Pam Boyle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (336) 682-7653 Keller Williams Realty - Wendy Taylor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (336) 749-6424 Leading Edge Commercial Realty Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (336) 749-8157


Master Counsel & Associates . . (336) 407-2994

RESTAURANTS, FOOD & BEVERAGES

Mays Gibson, Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . (336) 813-8605

Ava’s Cupcakes, LLC . . . . . . . . . (336) 283-9021

Mission View Properties. . . . . . . (336) 854-8000

Chick-fil-A. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (336) 712-9973

Paragon Properties, Inc. . . . . . . (336) 760-6500

Dine by Design Catering . . . . . . (336) 778-0708

RE/MAX Realty Consultants - John Alspaw. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (336) 382-7667

Honky Tonk Smokehouse. . . . . . (336) 794-2270

M5 Investments, LLC . . . . . . . . . (336) 736-0760

Regus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (336) 778-3300 Ring the Bell Realty . . . . . . . . . . (336) 864-1662 Southern Signature Properties . (336) 408-7173

Intown Donutz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (336) 331-3414 Jersey Mike’s Subs . . . . . . . . . . . (336) 602-2844 Kona Ice of Kernersville . . . . . . . (336) 653-5310 Lowes Foods . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (336) 766-1608

T McKenna Young Real Estate Advisors Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (336) 986-0555

Moe’s Southwest Grill . . . . . . . . (704) 542-9709

TE Johnson & Sons . . . . . . . . . . (336) 722-6133

Nothing Bundt Cakes . . . . . . . . (336) 306-9146

Two Men And A Truck . . . . . . . . (336) 722-8844

Old Nick’s Pub . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (336) 747-3059

RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS

Panera Bread . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (336) 766-3898

Agape Faith Church . . . . . . . . . . (336) 766-9188 Clemmons First Baptist Church . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (336) 766-6486 Clemmons United Methodist Church . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (336) 766-6375 Crossbound Community Church . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (336) 817-7860 Love Out Loud . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (336) 747-3067 New Hope Presbyterian Church . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (336) 778-1556 Reynolda Church/Clemmons Campus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (336) 269-0747

PDQ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (336) 306-5174 Pie Guys Pizza and More . . . . . . (336) 893-7331 Publix Super Markets, Inc. . . . . . (336) 766-2069 Simply Southern Cuisine . . . . . . (336) 712-4636 Smoke & Skillet . . . . . . . . . . . . . (336) 995-7215 Steak Escape Sandwich Grill . . . (336) 712-8002 The Old Nick Williams Company Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (336) 946-1012

SHOPPING & SPECIALTY RETAIL $ Bill Plus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (336) 842-3642 4 Fosters Candles & Gifts . . . . . (336) 727-3216 Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (336) 724-3621 Hip Chics Boutique . . . . . . . . . . (336) 766-8122 No Punching Bag . . . . . . . . . . . . (706) 622-8730 Parks Decorative Hardware and Plumbing, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (336) 847-1949 PostalAnnex+. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (336) 251-1144 Separk Music . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (336) 723-0794 Staples . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (336) 766-1601 Sweet Repeat Consignment Shop, LLC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (336) 778-1409

SPORTS & RECREATION Bermuda Run Country Club. . . . (336) 998-8155 Dance Explosion School of Performing Arts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (336) 749-1494 Fitness 2000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (336) 778-1974 Liberty Safe of Clemmons . . . . . (336) 830-8090 Merriwood Christian Camp . . . . (336) 766-5151 Prime Life Fit/Isagenix . . . . . . . . (336) 354-9128 Salem Glen Country Club . . . . . (336) 712-0303 Southwest Athletics . . . . . . . . . . (336) 778-9306 Sunrise Yoga Studio Inc . . . . . . . (336) 778-1233 Tiger Kim’s World Class Tae Kwon Do. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (336) 766-6116 Triad Martial Arts & Wrestling Academy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (336) 486-6542 TRU Taekwondo Center . . . . . . . (336) 448-0152 Twin City Youth Soccer Association. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (336) 998-4277

TRANSPORTATION Black Tie Transportation, Inc.. . . (336) 768 5177

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The 10th Annual Clemmons Community Day

BY DENISE HEIDEL, PHOTOS BY JOHN GOLDEN FRAMES AND FOTOS It’s been 10 years since Clemmons Community Day made its debut, and without question – this event lives up to its name. It’s all about community! A day filled with fun, activities, vendors, and an opportunity to celebrate living in an awesome place, Clemmons Community Day is organized by the Lewisville-Clemmons Chamber of Commerce. Countless hours go into making it a day to remember and enjoyed by people of all ages! The brainchild of local real estate expert, Jody Peske, and former Clemmons mayor, John Bost, Clemmons Community Day is a reflection of unity between neighbors, friends, and local business owners. “The event fosters a strong sense of community,” shared Jody. “The folks of Clemmons are so great about supporting one another in various ways and on many levels. Clemmons Community Day gives us an opportunity to celebrate all that makes Clemmons unique.” Clemmons Community Day will be hosted at the Jerry Long Family YMCA. With over 1,600 families expected to attend, wide open spaces are a key part of making sure there’s plenty of room for everyone to enjoy themselves! The event is scheduled for Saturday, May 4, 2019. While the weather is still an unknown, Clemmons Community Day is held rain or shine. But a little rain never hurt anyone; the photos from the handful of rainy days still shine with the happy, smiling faces of those who came out to enjoy the day. As an event organized by the Lewisville-Clemmons Chamber of Commerce, Clemmons Community Day helps break the assumption that a chamber does nothing but host business meetings. Local entrepreneurs and leaders are passionate about their community and are excited to meet others. Over 150 vendors look forward to sharing about their businesses and services to the community. And as former Chamber President John Golden points out, “The event is good for the business community because it allows us to showcase our products and services to local residents who may not know about us. The key here is ‘engaging.’ Businesses engaging with the community and families engaging in fun activities.” In addition to vendors, Clemmons Community Day offers all kinds of fun and games for families to enjoy, including a rock wall for kids to climb. A bounce house is always a fun addition, as well as other inflatables; train rides; and a DJ. With a DJ playing great music, and all sorts of food–there’s something for everyone! It’s a great way to showcase precisely what helps Clemmons stand apart. “Clemmons Community Day is a labor of love for all of us, and it has been since day one,” said Jody. “We are so grateful for the hours invested by our sponsors, our volunteers, the YMCA, and civil servants who make this day come together.” Clemmons Community Day is a free event but, as John mentions, “This event would not be possible without the many partnerships the Chamber has with our community and those who are willing to help sponsor the cost. We are grateful to provide this feature event for the Lewisville-Clemmons communities!” Guests are encouraged to bring a donation for the Clemmons Food Pantry. Clemmons Food Pantry always accepts canned and boxed food, but they are also in need of adult hygiene items. To learn more about Clemmons Community Day, visit Lewisville-Clemmons.com or call Executive Director Ditra Miller at 336.970.5100.

10TH ANNUAL CLEMMONS COMMUNITY DAY Saturday, May 4, 2019 • 10 am–2 pm Jerry Long Family YMCA, 1150 S. Peace Haven Road, Clemmons Activities will include: Bouncy House | Face Painting | Balloon Art | DJ | Live Music | Rock Wall Velcro Wall | Clemmons Fire Truck | Sheriff’s Car | Exercise Demos No pets or alcohol, please.

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10th Annual

A fun-filled family day! Rain or shine! PHOTOS BY JOHN GOLDEN FRAMES & FOTOS

Presented by Lewisville-Clemmons Chamber of Commerce

Saturday, May 4, 2019 • 10 am to 2 pm

Jerry Long Family YMCA, 1150 S. Peace Haven Road, Clemmons

FREE ADMISSION Please bring non-perishable or canned food donations for the Clemmons Food Pantry.

Clemmons Community Day

To reserve your booth or for more information visit www.lewisville-clemmons.com

ACTIVITIES

Local Business Displays • Face Painting • Ladder Firetruck • Super Slide & Bounce Houses Music & Great Food • Rock Climbing Wall • Fitness Demonstrations • AND MUCH MORE! No pets or alcoholic beverages allowed.

For more information, visit

www.lewisville-clemmons.com


Checko ut the Cle mmons Branch Librar y BY VOND

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Public libraries are wonderful places. Why? There are all sorts of books, periodicals, music, resources, and more to entertain or educate yourself . . . and the best part is that it’s all free with the use of your library card. No other place comes to mind with so many options and no associated fees. The Clemmons Branch Library has so much to offer. “We have an open, welcoming environment,” explained Carolyn Price, the Branch Manager. “We are a high volume library with a family-oriented atmosphere.” Carolyn and the library staff, comprised of five full-time and three part-time employees, work as a team to ensure that the Clemmons Branch Library is a vibrant part of the community. With a well-rounded selection of books in all available formats, downloadable material, and online resources, as well as other programs designed with the community in mind, the library is a busy place. Their daily average for check out is between 500 to 800+. In addition to the resources in-house, the Clemmons Branch Library is part of the NC Cardinal System, a shared resource center with 40 plus North Carolina counties. As a member, hard copy books/resources not available at the county level can be requested and may be shipped from any of the participating counties. The books are then checked out and returned via the normal process and ultimately returned to their original home library. This system expands a reader’s ability to enjoy what might otherwise be a regional or unavailable book locally. On average, 78,000 books are shared via the NC Cardinal System on a monthly basis. The primary areas within the Clemmons Branch Library are adult fiction and nonfiction, magazines, DVDs, audiobooks, music CDs, and sections for young adults and children. Of these, fiction is the largest section. The children’s area includes all categories, fiction, school-related topics, non-fiction, and the learning to read section. The magazine section includes current periodicals for all ages. There are five computers available for public use; two in the children’s area are loaded with ageappropriate games and educational activities. Downloadable opportunities are also great with a Forsyth County library card. Many choose to download books that are “borrowed” to their computers, tablets, or phones. There are also downloadable options for music and magazines with clear

advantages – there’s no waiting, and once it’s downloaded, it’s yours. Explore the catalog of music/magazine options and give your budget a break! Why buy if you can download with a library card? In addition to traditional library resources, the Clemmons Branch Library has several ongoing programs that may be of interest. • The Cookin’ Club is going strong in its third year at the library. They meet the third Wednesday of each month at 12:30 pm. Based on the theme selected for that month, participants use the preselected library cookbooks to create dishes to share. On any given month, there may be 12 to 30 in attendance. If you love to cook or want to expand your knowledge and cooking skills and meet others in the community, grab your apron and join the club. • How about a game of chess? The Chess Club, hosted by Molly Schaefer, the Youth Services Librarian, meets the 4th Tuesday of each month at 4:00 pm. Open to kids from first to fifth grade, the Chess Club teaches the basics of chess and provides plenty of game time to hone skills. “We hope to bring a local high school chess club to one of our meetings soon,” Molly shared. “Learning to play chess helps with critical thinking, mathematics, and strategic thinking skills that are important in so many aspects of life.” • Children have their own weekly programs of reading and activities. “Music and movement are incorporated into their storytelling activities,” shared Carolyn. Toddlers meet Tuesdays at 10:30 am; preschoolers meet Thursdays at 10:30 am. • Homeschoolers enjoy getting together on a regular basis for social connections, as well as subject-based sessions on science, geography, or other topics. Look for news about the Clemmons Branch Library’s new location, which will expand their space by two and a half times its current size. The new location will allow for more dedicated space and greater functionality – and even more books! Visit the Clemmons Branch Library at 3554 Clemmons Road. For questions, call 336.703.2920. Their hours are Monday thru Wednesday 9:00 am to 8:00 pm, Thursday and Friday, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm, and Saturday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Check out the Clemmons Branch Library!

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The Secret of Student Success BY LISA S.T. DOSS

There is no need to whisper such an important secret. Think back to preschool and the start of elementary school. Did you have difficulty remembering directions or was it easier to recall information as a word or picture? Perhaps you enjoyed listening to stories rather than the task of reading at your seat. Your initial preferences led to the reason why you found particular skills difficult or easy. Learning should not be challenging, especially when there are so many great strategies and tools available.

AUDITORY STYLED LEARNER Gifted in the skill of listening, you may be an excellent storyteller or able to work through complex problems by verbalizing ideas. Able to explain concepts simply and ask great questions, classmates welcomed you in group discussions. Skilled as an auditory learner, you prefer lectures over long reading assignments. Your memory is sharp and directions are easily followed. Despite these wonderful gifts, one difficulty may be staying engaged during quiet times when the task is to work independently or read silently.

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SOLUTIONS

• Focus on your strengths to improve your weaknesses, such as voicing your questions to increase understanding or summarize class lectures in a tape recorder. • Form a study group to discuss class material and reinforce the retention of details. • When possible, use an audiobook to read novels or whisper the text during quiet times.


While reading and writing are the principal methods of learning, visual learners excel at memory games that require a visual recall. While students may enjoy demonstrations and written directions over verbal instructions, taking notes must be a strength.

CLEMMONS

VISUAL STYLED LEARNER

Seeing leads to understanding. During moments when asking a person for directions, the visual learner may need to jot a few notes. Perhaps a small notebook and pen are always kept nearby for such an occasion. Lecture-style classes are the least favorite; yet, visual learners adapt by taking notes sometimes in multiple colors and drawings to catch the eye and enhance memory.

SOLUTIONS

Clemmons Moravian Child Care

3560 Spangenberg Avenue Clemmons, NC 27012 (336) 766-6979

• If writing is a difficulty, create a visual storyboard with pictures or use a whiteboard.

Preschool / Daycare Serving Infants – PreKindergarten, including Before and After School Care for students through 5th grade

• A computer can aid in note-taking as well as recording lectures. Students can quickly answer why they enjoy one class more than another. The format of the teaching method and subject matter do count. Now, students have a greater understanding of their weaknesses and strengths. The answers to save time, reduce frustration, and boost confidence are available. Try a new strategy. When concepts work, keep using them! It may be the difference between receiving a “C” or an “A!” Good luck!

LEWISVILLE

THE TACTILE LEARNER

• Use an e-reader with an audiobook when available.

3 Twin Brook Drive Clemmons, NC 27012 (336) 764-0005

Public School Serving Kindergarten – 5th grade

• Look into a variety of note-taking practices. For example, the Cornell Method, which involves folding lined paper in three sections for class notes, presenting questions, and summarizing or adding information to enhance the notes.

• Study with a group. Create memory games or flashcards to aid in remembering.

Apple Tree Academies

6200 Bingham Avenue Clemmons, NC 27012 (336) 712-4444

• Consider listening to audiobooks or podcasts. It may take time, but soon enough, you will enhance your ability to listen, remember details, and follow along from start to finish.

• Study in shorter blocks of time, and take breaks! They are necessary!

Serving Infants – PreKindergarten, including Before and After School Care for up to 12 years old

Clemmons Elementary School

• Use index cards and color for memory or quizzing purposes.

SOLUTIONS

2005 Lewisville Clemmons Rd. Clemmons, NC 27012 (336) 766-8222 Preschool / Daycare

Daycare

• Reread notes to improve understanding, and correct quizzes and tests to understand mistakes.

Are phone numbers challenging to recall, but you can identify the exact pattern on the keypad? Yes, you have a gift for hands-on learning! The chance for students to experience the world through direct interaction can be empowering. While science labs, adventurous books and movies, and playing soccer are enjoyable, spelling, handwriting, and sitting still for long periods can be viewed as painful. The most significant part about discovering a learning style is realizing we are all unique. Yes, auditory and visual learners can include tactile learners, too.

A Child’s World Learning Center

Clemmons United Methodist

New Horizons Childcare Inc

Preschool / Kindergarten / After School & Summer Care

6395 Cephis Drive Clemmons, NC 27012 (336) 766-7079

Highway 158 / Stratford Road Clemmons, NC 27012 (336) 766-9593

Immanuel Baptist Church

1505 Lewisville Clemmons Rd Clemmons, NC 27012 (336) 766-4226

Preschool / Daycare Serving Infants – PreKindergarten, including Before and After School Care for up to 12 years old

Preschool / Daycare Serving Infants – Pre-Kindergarten

Southwest Elementary School

Montessori School

1631 SW School Road Clemmons, NC 27012 (336) 712-4422

Private School Serving Toddler - Middle School Enrolling Adolescent Program for Fall 2018

West Forsyth High School

6050 Holder Road Clemmons, NC 27012 (336) 766-5550

Public School Serving Kindergarten – 5th grade

Morgan Elementary School

1735 Lewisville Clemmons Rd. Clemmons, NC 27012 (336) 712-4400

Public School Serving Kindergarten – 5th grade

Public School Serving 9th – 12th grade

3210 Village Point Drive Clemmons, NC 27012 (336) 703-4148

Child Care Network

5038 Styers Ferry Road Lewisville, NC 27023 (336) 766-3233

Lewisville United Methodist Church

6290 Shallowford Road Lewisville, NC 27023 (336) 945-3204

Preschool / Daycare Preschool / Mothers Serving Infants – PreMorning Out Kindergarten, including Before and After School Care for students through 5th grade Sunrise United

Forsyth Country Day School

Methodist Church

1111 Lewisville Clemmons Rd. 5501 Shallowford Road Lewisville, NC Lewisville, NC 27023 27023 (336) 712-8000 (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

After School Care

West Forsyth Christian Preschool 1200 Lewisville Clemmons Rd. Lewisville, NC 27023 (336) 712-2424

Preschool / Daycare Serving 2 – 4 years

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Goodnight Moon & Other Books to Read with Your Children BY LISA S.T. DOSS

Owls. Bears. Rabbits. Frogs. The main characters that captivate our children’s interest from beginning to end. It’s inspiring to hear a child giggling as pages are being lifted and turned over. A love of reading is usually fostered by a parent who invests many personal moments with his or her child, selecting titles from the bookshelf to offer a great illustrated adventure.

PICTURE BOOKS

Beloved for their illustrations, picture books can be presented in poetic or repetitious ways to encourage recognition of words, and the ability to read along. Not all picture books feature controlled words for a specific audience. Many picture books include challenging words and complicated sentences to expand and introduce vocabulary, especially if the words are from a Dr. Seuss story, presented as nonsensical, which may offer a lesson in both rhyme and phonetics.

Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown is a classic favorite of readers and listeners since 1947. Most families possess several copies for every bookshelf, and multiple formats, including the board book and bath book. In a green room, a little bunny is tucked in bed to say goodnight to all the items in sight. This story emphasizes a form of poetry and repetition.

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury is not only an award-winning classic, but the “chant” of the story will give young children the opportunity to “read along.” And, since, children will want to read often, consider buying a board book, especially for children under the age of four.

Goodnight Opus by Berkley Breathed is a story about a night-time adventure set in couplets. As parents read, the listeners will want to provide the rhyming words at the end of each line. The captivating and humorous illustrations will help readers of all ages to “depart from the text.”

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle,

first published in 1969, is a classic illustrated picture book. Educational lessons include the days of the week and the life cycle of a caterpillar. Parents cannot stop with one story; Eric Carle has a collection of 60 captivating and educational stories.

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CHAPTER BOOKS

Reading with your child presents a means to increase her interest in books, and assist with understanding, character development, problems, and solutions. As children practice, they become more comfortable with words while experiencing new worlds, charming, humorous, or daring characters, and predicting endings to unusual plot twists. Chapter books have become much more captivating, and are not just for children!

Mercy Watson series by Kate DiCamillo is about a porcine wonder, namely a pig that sleeps in a bed in Mr. and Mrs. Watson’s house. Young children will love the adventure of Mercy and the colorful array of interesting characters. Beyond the six books, children can expand their knowledge by learning about the side characters presented as “Tales from Deckawoo Drive.” (Ages 5 to 8)

The Magic Treehouse series by Mary Pope Osbourne presents a magical

adventure in the past. Brother and sister, Jack and Annie, are whisked to a time and place of ancient pyramids, past presidents, explorers, and scientists, or to experience tornadoes, wars, or other events in our history. To expand the factual information in each book, more than half of the 55 books have a non-fiction companion called “Fact-Trackers” (Ages 6 to 9)

Septimus Heap series by Angie Sage comprises seven books. Children

who love animals that talk in a world of magic, castles, princesses, scribes, and an Outstanding Wizard will love the introduction of building quirky characters and multiple storylines. Starting in third grade, children will need longer chapters. Families can consider listening to an audiobook while allowing a child to hold the book in their hands. (Ages 8 to 12)

Peter and the Starcatchers series by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson is a parody of Peter

Pan in five books. Of course, readers will quickly discover who the characters “Black Stache,” and a ferocious crocodile, named “Mister Grin” are. Despite the short chapters, children will want to continue reading. Each chapter ends with a curiosity to know what will happen next. (Ages 9 and up) Of course, our favorite characters in children’s literature come alive each time a book opens, whether they are the Kings and Queens of Narnia, a girl named Pippi Longstocking, a “Big Friendly Giant,” or an elephant named Horton. Reading together is an adventure of togetherness and memories.


2019 in the Village April 27

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Ralph Breaks the Internet

Small Foot

Lego Movie 2

Lewisville-Clemmons Chamber of Commerce

Dates subject to change due to inclement weather 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 Family YMCA. Come early to enjoy the playgrounds, entertainment, and food trucks. Don’t forget your blanket and chairs.

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The Community of the Church & The Impact of Our Spiritual Gifts BY DENISE HEIDEL

When it comes to the community of the church, being a part of a fellowship of believers is tremendously important. It’s not about building our social circles, though that does tend to happen when you become active in a church community. It’s also about encouragement, being spiritually fed, and sharing our spiritual gifts for the betterment of the whole. Because when church members come together to utilize their spiritual gifts, believers can grow in Christ and strengthen their church community. Romans 12:4-5 says, “For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another.” This passage is one of several that speak of spiritual gifts the Holy Spirit gives us, and how we should exercise those gifts to the benefit of the church.

Your gift may be so natural to you, that you don’t even consider it a gift. For instance, you may have the gift of encouragement; the gift of mercy; the gift of compassion; the gift of teaching; or the gift of administration. Whatever your gift is, using it to strengthen the body of believers is a tremendous act of service to your church.

Then, 1 Corinthians 12:11-12 reminds us, “All these are empowered by one and the same Spirit, who apportions to each one individually as he wills. For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ.”

But talking about gifts feels awkward… like we’re bragging. But when we identify our gifts and give credit to God (where it’s due!), it’s not boasting. It’s acknowledgment.

When church members embrace their role in the community of the church, they change things. They are no longer just going to church; they are BEING the church. In Charles Stanley’s book, “The Spirit-Filled Life,” he dedicated a chapter on making the most of our spiritual gifts. Lest you think that you don’t have any gifts, the Holy Spirit would beg to differ. Every Christian

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Revelation 4:4 speaks of 24 elders who wear gold crowns, and in verse 10, they lay their crowns at the feet of Jesus. In verse 11, the elders say, “You are worthy, O Lord our God, to receive glory and honor and power. For you created all things, and they exist because you created what you pleased.” We can do the same with our gifts. When we commit to using our spiritual gifts to the betterment of the church community, we are laying our gifts at the feet of Jesus because He alone is worthy. As you pray and contemplate your role in your church, consider how you can be a part of your church community. When we allow the Holy Spirit to use our gifts, the impact can change the world and have an enduring influence on His Kingdom!


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 1505 Lewisville Clemmons Rd Clemmons, NC 27012 (336) 766-4226

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

LUTHERAN

NON-DENOMINATIONAL

Shiloh Lutheran Church

Agape Faith Church

METHODIST

First Christian Church Clemmons

703 Lewisville Vienna Rd Lewisville, NC 27023 (336) 945-5255

Hillsdale United Methodist Church

7795 Grapevine Rd Lewisville, NC 27023 (336) 945-4219

5018 US Highway 158 Advance, NC 27006 (336) 998-4020

Lewisville Baptist Church

Arcadia United Methodist Church

125 Lewisville Clemmons Rd Lewisville, NC 27023 (336) 945-3706

Temple Baptist Church 7035 Franklin Rd Lewisville, NC 27023 (336) 945-3944

Victory Baptist Church 4765 Hampton Rd Clemmons, NC 27012 (336) 766-7071

CATHOLIC Holy Family Catholic Church 4820 Kinnamon Rd Winston-Salem, NC 27103 (336) 778-0600

CHURCH OF CHRIST Capernaum Church Of Christ 8806 Lasater Rd Clemmons, NC 27012 (336) 766-1516

Warners Chapel Church-Christ

8999 Lasater Rd Clemmons, NC 27012 (336) 766-6078

EPISCOPAL St Clement Episcopal Church 3600 Harper Rd Clemmons, NC 27012 (336) 766-4323

JEHOVAH’S WITNESS Jehovah’s Witnesses

1710 Lewisville Clemmons Rd Clemmons, NC 27012 (336) 712-9933

NC Highway 150 Clemmons, NC 27012 (336) 764-0400

Centenary United Methodist Church

5280 Hampton Rd Clemmons, NC 27012 (336) 766-5987

Clemmons United Methodist Church

3700 Clemmons Rd Clemmons, NC 27012 (336) 766-6375

Concord United Methodist Church

8955 Concord Church Rd Lewisville, NC 27023 (336) 945-3691

Harmony Grove United Methodist Church 5041 Styers Ferry Rd Lewisville, NC 27023 (336) 712-0057

Lewisville United Methodist Church

6290 Shallowford Rd Lewisville, NC 27023 (336) 945-3203

Sharon United Methodist Church

5330 Sharon Church Rd Lewisville, NC 27023 (336) 945-5386

Sunrise United Methodist Church

1111 Lewisville Clemmons Rd Lewisville, NC 27023 (336) 712-8000

MORAVIAN Clemmons Moravian Church

LATTER-DAY SAINTS

35635 Spangenberg Ave Clemmons, NC 27012 (336) 766-6273

Church Of Jesus Christ Of LDS

Unity Moravian Church

4260 Clinard Rd Clemmons, NC 27012 (336) 766-3607

8300 Concord Church Rd Lewisville, NC 27023 (336) 945-3801

2101 Lewisville Clemmons Rd Clemmons, NC 27012 (336) 766-3213

6131 Frye Bridge Rd Clemmons, NC 27012 (336) 766-5449

PRESBYTERIAN Centerpoint Associate Reformed 2849 Middlebrook Dr Clemmons, NC 27012 (336) 624-9529

Clemmons Presbyterian Church 3930 Clemmons Rd Clemmons, NC 27012 (336) 766-4631

New Hope Presbyterian Church 2570 Harper Rd Clemmons, NC 27012 (336) 778-1556

Reynolda Church Clemmons Campus

Jerry Long YMCA 1150 South Peace Haven Rd Clemmons, NC 27012 (336) 723-0716

River Oaks Community Church

1855 Lewisville Clemmons Rd Clemmons, NC 27012 (336) 766-0033

Salem Presbytery

3950 Clemmons Rd Clemmons, NC 27012 (336) 766-3393

Shallowford Presbyterian Church

1200 Lewisville Clemmons Rd Lewisville, NC 27023 (336) 766-3178

QUAKER Trinity Friends Meeting Williams Rd Lewisville, NC 27023 (336) 945-2944

SEVENTH-DAY Clemmons Seventh-Day Adventist 2500 Neudorf Rd # F Clemmons, NC 27012 (336) 712-0077

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TRIAD MOMS ON MAIN:

A Resource for all Parents of the Piedmont BY KATIE MOOSBRUGGER, CO-FOUNDER OF TRIAD MOMS ON MAIN

Do you find yourself asking these questions to friends, family and on social media? • Where is the best place to host a birthday party locally? • What are some fun events happening around our area? • Where can I look for childcare? • What are the best places to take kids to eat? • Are there any local resources for children with special needs? If so, then it’s time to introduce you (or reintroduce you) to all that Triad Moms on Main (TMoM) has to offer! Triad Moms on Main (TriadMomsOnMain.com) is an all-inclusive website resource that serves parents throughout the entire Triad. Our site has been live for eight years and continues to grow and evolve thanks to the input and suggestions of our readers and fans. We recently unveiled a new look to TMoM, which has helped us offer even more useful tools for parents. In a nutshell, here are some things you’ll find on Triad Moms on Main:

A COMPREHENSIVE EVENT CALENDAR

TMoM is proud to offer local families one of the most up-to-date event calendars in the area. Every day we research and add new events for children, adults, and families. Our new website now allows readers to search for events by city when you visit the individual city pages for Winston-Salem, High Point, and Greensboro.

HELPFUL DIRECTORIES

Just about anything you’d want a referral or suggestion for can be found in one of our 40+ directories. From birthday party venues to arts and sports programs, to summer camps and VBS listings, local parks/ playgrounds and pools, or infant resources – we have a directory for it.

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A RESOURCEFUL DAILY BLOG

Every day our site explores new topics through a daily blog, with each article offering a new perspective on the needs and interests of raising children in the Triad. Nearly every blog on our site is written by a mom or a local organization that supports parents and kids.

BI-WEEKLY GIVEAWAYS

Every two weeks you have the option to enter one of our giveaways, and most prizes are valued at $100 or more! There are never any strings attached to enter, and there is always the chance to win.

READER-FAVORITE CHOICE AWARDS

Every February, TMoM hosts its Choice Awards contest which celebrates all things parent-related in the Triad. We ask our readers to nominate the best of the best in categories ranging in everything from restaurants to summer camps. The best part for parents is that it accumulates a list of reader-favorite businesses and services that you know you can trust! In addition to these resources, TMoM also offers: • A twice-weekly newsletter to keep you in the know! Our Monday newsletter features weekly events while our Wednesday newsletter features blog links, news, and announcements. Look for the newsletter sign up box on TMoM to become a subscriber. • TMoM has a very active social media presence on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest. We also manage a memberonly Triad Moms on Main Community Chat page on Facebook where you can ask advice, questions or share free events with one another. Just ask to join, and you’ll be added as a member. Search for “Triad Moms on Main” on all these platforms. Make a point to visit TMoM often online at TriadMomsOnMain.com. Also, if you’re a member of a mom group (such as MOPS or similar organization) we’d love the opportunity to present TMoM to your group. Just email me – along with any questions – at Katie@TriadMomsOnMain.com.


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Seven Parenting Hacks to Make Life a Little Easier BY JULIE FRITZ

Parenthood is the most joyful, wonderful, fulfilling experience life has to offer. But let’s be real, it is also extremely hard and exhausting. Finding ways to simplify life and make things a little easier can go a long way.

BINS IN SHARED SPACES

When you have kids, it’s hard to keep your living room from looking like a playroom. Your children are going to play in the spaces that you all share as a family, but that doesn’t mean they have to be cluttered with toys. Adding a few stylish bins to an existing shelf or placing a storage ottoman in the room can give you a place to put toys away quickly so that everyone can enjoy the space. Another bonus is that it can limit the amount of toys that are allowed into the space, which will help kids keep their toys in their rooms.

SIMPLIFY TOYS

Most kids have way more toys than they need, but it is hard for them to let them go. Every 3-6 months, go through toys with your child and pull out things they haven’t played with. Put them in a box and tell your child that you will keep them for 3-6 months in the garage or basement. Assure your child if they ask for it, it can be taken out. But once the allotted time has passed, if they have not asked for it, it will be donated to a child in need. This will simplify the amount of toys in your home and help your children let go of things they don’t use.

GROCERY SERVICE OR PICKUP

Life is busy, and when you do get time to make it to the grocery store, if you have children with you it can be extra exhausting. Using a grocery service with online ordering can make this necessary chore much easier. Most services allow you to sign in and keep a running list of things you need every week, as well as allowing you to easily customize your needs for the week. Whether you stop to pick up the groceries or have them delivered, this can be a huge timesaver.

ACCESSIBLE SNACKS

Kids are always hungry, and a great way to make your life easier is to make snacks accessible to them so they can help get them for themselves. Keep a basket or rack in the kitchen or pantry filled with individually portioned snacks, like goldfish, granola bars, and applesauce pouches. You can also place nonrefrigerated fruits, like apples and bananas in there as well. In the fridge, dedicate a low height drawer to refrigerated snacks like yogurt and cheese sticks. Making sure they have healthy options they can reach on their own is a great way to simplify snack time.

SICK BASKET

When your child wakes up in the middle of the night feeling sick, it is hard to get it together. Having a pre-prepared basket with all the supplies, you might need will have you thanking yourself time and time again. Keep items like a thermometer, Gatorade, stomach meds, fever reducer, chicken noodle soup, and crackers. You can even keep it in a bucket in case your little one is throwing up.

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MEDICINE CHART ON THE BOTTLE

When your child is taking medicine, it is hard to remember if you have given them every dose. Draw a grid on the side of the bottle with a sharpie. Each dose your child receives will be checked off on the bottle when you give it. This will help you keep track, and every time you see the bottle, you will be reminded to check it off.

CLEAN PLASTIC TOYS IN THE DISHWASHER

When sickness hits your home, you can be overwhelmed by the amount of cleaning you have to do to disinfect. A great hack that will save you time and get rid of germs is to clean plastic toys in the dishwasher. Loaded that dishwasher with toys and run it while you clean the things that can’t be disinfected so easily. These are just a few ideas to help you simplify and make life a little easier. There really are a million ways to do things differently. If you find there is something in your family that makes you feel overwhelmed, talk to your parent friends and look online for ways to make it better. There is always a hack; you just have to figure it out.


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Where does YOUR Inner Strength come from? Philippians 4:13

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Getting Creative in Clemmons BY TABI FALCONE

One of the largest trends sweeping across towns in America is DIY and creativity. Between DIY shows on TV and countless scrolls on Pinterest, there is inspiration everywhere for people to want to get their hands dirty and make something from scratch. Unfortunately, most of us don’t have the hundreds or sometimes thousands of dollars worth of equipment to create masterful projects like what we see on social media. This is where the creative DIY industry comes in. Many stores are bringing this trend to the masses by holding classes that relate back to what they do, so that their customers can come make their own creations under the watchful eye of a professional. Three shops such as these can be found right here in the Clemmons, North Carolina region.

PAINT NITE AT 2520 TAVERN

Ever since Bob Ross became a cultural icon, learning how to paint has been something that has become increasingly available. Lately, there has been a boom in “Wine and Paint” events being hosted at various venues. At this Paint Nite event, you are able to enjoy a restaurant ambiance while also being able to create your very own painting with the helpful instruction of a professional artist. Each event has a specified painting that all members will create, but as with most art, each person makes it their own. The subjects of the paintings vary, often seasonally, and include (but are not limited to) scenic works, floral arrangements, and animals. All materials are included in the price. This event is held weekly on Wednesdays by Paint Nite Piedmont Triad at the 2520 Tavern, details on specific classes and tickets can be found at PaintNite.com. Class costs are in the $40$45 range.

WARM GLASS GALLERY & STUDIO

For the more adventurous creative soul, this family owned and operated glass studio offers moderate to advanced classes regularly, as well as seasonal beginner classes such as ornament making. Whether you want to learn how to fuse recycled glass into original works of art or create your very own glass boxes of your own design, this studio can help you. They also offer a beginner class which covers all the basics on how to get started with creating pieces such as coasters, jewelry, and more. For the majority of their classes, all materials are provided. A full class listing and all the information on how to register can be found at WarmGlass.com, class prices for adults start at $75.

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SEWING CLASSES AT SEWINGLY YOURS

There is a full range of classes offered at Sewingly Yours for all levels of skill. For those who want to learn how to sew using a standard sewing machine, there is a beginner pajama bottom class. For those looking to hone their skills, there are master quilting classes using the long arm machines housed as the shop. There are also numerous home good classes to teach you how to create things such as jelly roll rugs, piped edge pillows, and holiday-themed fabric baskets. There are even classes which will take you from start to finish on creating your very own quilt. Quilt classes also vary by skill; there are beginning quilts to dip your toes into the hobby, as well as advanced classes that involve detailed piecings and advanced quilting designs. You can even create a bookshelf quilt! Class information can be found at SewinglyYours. net; pricing begins at $25. So step outside of your comfort zone and check out any of these great opportunities to learn a new skill, or even refresh an old skill. The best part is that you don’t even have to leave Clemmons to do it.

DANIEL BOONE GEM MINING

Located in nearby Winston Salem, visit Daniel Boone Gem Mining to roll up your sleeves and get your prospecting on. With several packages available, you choose a pre-made bucket that you then mine with a sieve and hands-on instructions from the knowledgeable staff. The buckets have a variety of gems and other finds such as amethyst, citrine, quartz, calcite, arrowheads, sharks teeth, petrified wood, rubies, emeralds, and geodes, among other crystals. There is also the option to buy a solid geode and use the geode cracking station to reveal the beautiful crystals within. The staff is very helpful with assisting in identifying the types of gems found, and the website has a list of the meanings of all the gems. Fun Fact: rose quartz represents love and romance while green quartz represents prosperity. Not only can you mine for gems as a fun date or family outing, but they also host birthday parties! More information can be found at DanielBooneGemMining.com, and pricing for mining buckets begins at $21.95.

DAHLIA’S FLORAL DESIGN

A Clemmons staple since 20007, Dahlia’s Floral Design is well known in the area for their exemplary floral arrangements (specializing not only in events, but also in every day floristry), as well as their penchant for supporting local small businesses. They have a variety of local artisans featured within their shop and source locally for their arrangements as much as they are able. What you may not know is that they also offer DIY floristry classes. While their most popular classes are the seasonal wreathes and centerpieces (and if you’ve ever seen one of their centerpieces you know why!), they also offer classes on how to creatively construct a terrarium, garland, and flower crowns. Not only do these classes help guide its participants in making an aesthetically pleasing item, the execution is also on par with their professional work. Classes are posted on their Facebook page and contact information can also be found on their website Dahlias-Flowers.com. Classes range between $50$75 each.

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Arts & Entertainment in Clemmons BY TABI FALCONE

All of the best towns across the country have a variety of experiences that can be enjoyed, and Clemmons is no exception to this rule. Beside the small town atmosphere and friendly people, there are several exceptional organizations that provide arts and entertainment to the Clemmons area. Whether you are wanting to have some quality time with your kids, explore nature, or spice up your date night, you can check out the following local businesses right here in your own neighborhood.

CREATIVE DRAMA CHILDREN’S THEATRE This is not your typical middle school play set-up. If your child is looking to expand their theatrical knowledge and skill, or if you are looking for affordable entertainment, look no further than this Christian based theatre school located just outside of Clemmons in WinstonSalem NC. Offering classes in dance, voice, acting, piano and musical theatre, a well-rounded theatre education can be attained here. In addition to their year round classes, Creative Drama Children’s Theatre also offers specialized summer camps for local children. Their productions are open for the public to attend at a low cost while showcasing high talent. With regularly occurring performances, this is a must-see for all local theatre lovers, especially for families with small children. As a theatre showcasing young talent, the plays and musicals performed are specialized for the family theatre attendee, with many fairy tale stories and retellings of popular children’s books. The Creative Drama Children’s Theatre is located at 4794 Kinnamon Road, Winston-Salem NC.

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FRED ASTAIRE DANCE STUDIO Are you interested in something a little more outside of the box? Take one of the many ballroom dance classes offered at local Fred Astaire Dance Studio. Boasting that they can teach almost anybody to dance gracefully, a plethora of classes are offered in many different dance expressions. Want to impress your significant other by being able to lead them in a romantic waltz on your next at home date night? They can help! Dance classes aren’t just for preparing for your first dance at your wedding anymore, although they do offer wedding packages. Add some excitement to your next date night by checking out one of their many salsa or tango classes offered. They offer classes in a multitude of rhythm styles including merengue, swing, rumba, and even polka. Fred Astaire Dance Studio is located at 2669 Lewisville Clemmons Road, Clemmons NC.

TANGLEWOOD PARK

What compilation of entertainment in Clemmons would be complete without a shout out to the locally famous Tanglewood Park? A summer favorite for its extensive pool which includes water slides, a lazy river ride and a splash pad, the fun doesn’t stop there. Peppered with playgrounds and hiking trails, there is something that every member of the family can enjoy. You can take a paddle boat out to enjoy local fishing, or you can have a picnic at one of the many picnic sites. When your picnic is finished, head on over to the stables to go on a guided horseback ride on one of the many friendly horses housed at this park. Spend a few hours hitting up the full golf course, then enjoy a relaxing stroll through the gardens. If you want a little more physical exertion, there are full tennis courts to be enjoyed as well. Even man’s best friend can enjoy this park with Tanglewoof Dog Park. Want to make a weekend getaway without driving too far? Check out The Manor House, a renowned bed and breakfast located in the heart of the park. Decorated in a unique southern antique aesthetic, this establishment offers up ten bedrooms of your choice year round. Tanglewood Park is located at 4061 Clemmons Road, Clemmons NC.

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24 Hours in Clemmons Visiting the Village of Clemmons for just 24 hours? Wondering what you should do? We had residents share their ultimate Clemmons “must-do’s” with us… enjoy!

Mama Mia Italian ice, Cherries Cafe, Sweet Repeats and Penny Lane Boutique!

Village Nail Spa! Ask for Linn. And then dinner at Three Bulls! -Tamara Bodford

-Cindy Smith

Visit my dentist (Kingery and Kingery), some shopping at Hip Chics Boutique, breakfast at Cracker Barrel and a visit to Tanglewood! -Sharon Pullen

Visit Clemmons Country Store!

Cracker Barrel and Sweet Frog!

Tanglewood and Cherrie’s or Ronni’s with my family!

-Jacky Barnes

-Vivian Bricker

-Jill Nyswonger

Go to the Goodwill! There are great people that work there! -Terri Meeks

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Always Tanglewood Park and Hip Chics Boutique!

Go to Pete’s Family Restaurant.

-Alexis Snow

-Sarah Gatewood


Go to Chick-Fil-A at least once! -Ashley Walkup

Tanglewood! All of it! Seriously. Fishing, arboretum, playgrounds, golf, bike trails, dog park!

Visit Tanglewood Park. Oh, and go see the Hattie Butner! -Kathryn Miller

-James Stewart

Tanglewood Park is what comes to mind first! I also love 2520 Tavern! -Emily Jones

The stagecoach for sure! -Amanda Beck

Clemmons Moravian for the Kuhn glass cross. Gorgeous!

Mrs. Hanes Moravian Bakery. They hand roll all of their cookies!

-Wendy Butler

-Cristina Batista

Cupcakes from Ava’s Cupcakes! -Amanda McCann

Shopping at Fraleigh’s Boutique, flowers from Dahlia’s Floral Design, dinner at Ronni’s and end at Krispy Kreme!

Penny Lane Boutique, Clemmons Kitchen, Sweet Repeat Consignment, Tanglewood, Brick Oven and Krispy Kreme!

-Ally Primavera

-Stephanie Royall

Breakfast at Breakfasttime, head to Tanglewood Park to ride the bike trails, take a horseback ride, or let the dogs run at the bark park. Then onto a lunch of wings and pizza at Ronnie’s. Now for some shopping at Hip Chics, Penny Lane, and Clemmons Country Store. A massage and relaxation time in the halo salt den at Essential Balanced Bodywork. Now to dinner at 2502, and then a sweet treat at Ava’s Cupcakes. -Ashley Burrow

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Taking the first step to a healthier lifestyle begins with finding the right place to work out, one that has activities and amenities that interest you. It’s pretty simple – the more you like something, the more likely you are to do it. Clemmons, NC offers many fitness and wellness centers to choose from, all focused on helping you make changes that, over time, turn into a new lifestyle.

HOW DO I CHOOSE THE RIGHT GYM FOR ME?

Finding a gym can be compared to finding your significant other. You are investing your time, money and energy into a gym, which are the elements you give to a new relationship. You need to be certain you’ve made the best choice for you and your training goals. Online reviews and recommendations from friends are good jumping off points to narrow the field of gyms, but there are a few more things to consider.

Work It Out Fitness & Wellness Centers in Clemmons, NC BY CAROLYN S. PETERSON

When it comes to picking a gym, think like you are picking a house: location, location, location. If you join a gym that isn’t in your normal travel area, out of the way, not convenient, you won’t go. If the gym is close to your house, on the way to and from work, or close enough to go and get back home, you are more likely to make going a habit that you will stick with over time. Locally, in Clemmons, NC, we have many options, from the Jerry Long Family YMCA, to CrossFit District 5 and Fitness 2000. Like all gyms, there are peak times when it may seem like everyone and their brother is working out, so if you don’t like crowds, you may want to go early in the morning or late in the evening. Should your schedule only allow you to go during peak hours, ask the staff about the wait time for machines or equipment. If you work 2nd or 3rd shifts, a gym like Fitness 2000, open to members 24/7, may be the best bet for you. If you’re all about group fitness classes because you know you can’t motivate yourself, make sure the gym you are considering offers those classes. If not classes, maybe a personal trainer to keep you on task during your workout. Either way, if you’re just starting out, consider the size and types of classes a gym offers. Instructors who focus on technique so you don’t get injured by doing an exercise incorrectly are the best. If you need focused instruction, then a smaller class may be best, but if you feel confident about your workout level, then a larger class, such as offered at our local Y, may be the fun and motivation you seek. C3 Fitness offers both group classes as well as one on one training, and Fitness Edge also offers one on one training. But if you want to explore other workouts like barre or yoga or Pilates, there are wonderful options nearby to try. Pure Barre-Clemmons and Sunrise Yoga Studio are in Clemmons, and Inner Strength Pilates is just down the street in Winston-Salem. Barre classes mix elements of Pilates, dance, yoga and functional training, and the moves are choreographed to motivating music. In barre class you will use the barre and exercise equipment such as miniballs and small hand weights to sculpt, slim and stretch your entire body. It may sound easy, but it is a great, targeted workout. If you want to bring a little Zen into your life and relieve stress, yoga may be a great addition to your life and workout. Yoga classes can help you with your breath control, simple meditation, and the adoption of specific bodily posture, which is essential for overall health and relaxation of the body. Pilates focuses on strengthening your core and conditioning your body with precision of movement that will also improve your lean muscle mass, flexibility, muscular balance, and posture. With all the options available, you also need to balance what you want and need from a gym and what you can afford. You may need to go straight to work after your workout and, if that’s the case, then a shower and locker room are musts, or if you have small children and will need childcare while you work out, then that will narrow your options. The best way to decide on the gym for you is to make a list of what you want, set a budget, jot down a few questions and make an appointment to see the gym, preferably during classes that you think might interest you. Just remember, don’t let any obstacle get in your way of becoming a healthier you. There is a gym that fits your needs, just look and you will find it!

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WINTER SQUASH SOUP WITH PIE SPICES

BY SARA WILES

INGREDIENTS

3 ½ pounds kabocha squash (or pureed sweet potato) 2 pounds butternut squash, halved and seeded 1 ½ pounds acorn squash, halved and seeded Salt and pepper 2 cups water 7tablespoons unsalted butter, 3tablespoons melted 1 white onion, diced ¼ teaspoon cardamom ¼ teaspoon nutmeg 1 ⁄8 teaspoon cinnamon 4 ½ cups chicken stock 1 cup heavy cream

DIRECTIONS

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 2. Season kabocha (or sweet potato), butternut and acorn squashes with salt and pepper. Lay them cut side down on rimmed baking sheets. Pour 1 cup of water onto each baking sheet and cover the squash with foil. Bake for 1 hour, or until tender. Let cool slightly and carefully scoop flesh into a bowl. 3. In a large saucepan or casserole dish, melt 4tablespoons of butter. Add onion and cook over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until softened. Add cardamom, nutmeg, ginger and cloves and cook until fragrant. Add the chicken stock and bring to a boil over moderately high heat. Add squash flesh and heavy cream and simmer over moderate heat for five minutes. Working in batches, puree the soup in a food processor or blender and return to pan. Season with salt and pepper and keep warm over low heat.

SUMMER MARGARITAS

BY SARA WILES

Whether you are sitting on a sunny tropical island or in your own backyard oasis, an ice-cold drink always seems the most appropriate. When I close my eyes and feel the warmth of summer, I immediately begin to reach for a frozen margarita — even before reaching for the sunscreen. If you’re like me, and your cocktails take priority, then I’m here to share with you three simple (but delicious!) recipes that will keep your taste buds quenched through these hot summer nights. Versatile and classic, each recipe can be customized to your preference, and while each recipe is one serving, they can be easily batched to feed a crowd.

CLASSIC MARGARITA

CUCUMBER MARGARITA

INGREDIENTS

Incredibly refreshing! An added touch of jalapeno for an extra kick but is 100% optional.

½ ounce agave ¼ cup lime juice (key lime juice works great, too!) 1 ½ ounce tequila ¾ ounce triple sec Ice Lime wedges, for garnish

DIRECTIONS

1. Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Shake, strain and serve over ice. Garnish with a salted rim and/or lime wedges if desired.

PALOMA MARGARITA

A twist on this classic tequila cocktail. This marries the best of a Paloma and a Margarita.

INGREDIENTS Grenadine 1 ½ ounce tequila ¼ cup grapefruit juice 1 ounce lime juice ½ ounce agave Ice

DIRECTIONS

1. Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Shake, strain and serve over ice. Finish with a splash of grenadine. Garnish with a salted rim and/or grapefruit slices if desired.

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INGREDIENTS 1 ounce tequila ¼ cup lime juice ½ ounce agave ½ ounce orange liqueur 1 cucumber, sliced Jalapeno, for garnish Ice

DIRECTIONS 1. Muddle cucumber in the bottom of a glass cup. Add tequila, lime juice, agave, orange liqueur and ice to the muddled cucumber. Shake, strain and serve over ice. Add sliced cucumber and jalapeno for garnish if desired. When it comes to summer cocktails, a margarita can’t be beat! Frozen, on the rocks, classic or with a twist, margaritas are my go-to summer cocktail to feed a crowd or enjoy on my own. These simple recipes are perfect to join you poolside on these squelching summer days!


TRADITIONAL IRISH SODA BREAD

BY SARA WILES

When I first began baking, I was terrified of recipes that involved yeast. Traditional bread was simply too complex for me even to wrap my head around. Because of this fear I began to rely on quick breads, or breads that typically do not require yeast, to learn. Zucchini bread, pumpkin loaves, and Irish soda bread became staples for my weekend baking adventures. These days I make Irish Soda Bread every St. Patrick’s Day. Its simplicity, and rustic qualities make it easy to prepare and easy to eat. Paired with stews or prepared as your breakfast toast, this recipe is divine, simple and festive!

INGREDIENTS

3 cups bleached all-purpose flour, plus more for your working surface 1 cup cake flour 2 tablespoons granulated sugar 1 ½ teaspoons baking soda 1 ½ teaspoons cream of tartar 1 ½ teaspoons table salt 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted 1 ½ cups buttermilk, at room temperature

DIRECTIONS

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. 2. Whisk together flours, baking soda, cream of tartar and salt in a large mixing bowl. Work softened butter into the flour mixture with a fork or your fingers until its texture resembles coarse crumbs. 3. Add buttermilk and stir with a fork until the dough just comes together – do not over stir! Turn onto your work surface prepared with flour and knead, 12 to 14 turns. 4. Pat dough into a round, 6-inch loaf and place onto a greased baking sheet or in a cast-iron pot. Cut a cross shape into the top. 5. Bake until golden and when an inserted toothpick comes out clean, 40-45 minutes. Remove from oven and brush with melted butter; cool to room temperature.

CAULIFLOWER MAC & CHEESE

BY BROOKE EAGLE

If you aren’t a cauliflower fan, please do me a favor and keep reading! You may or may not know that cauliflower is known for soaking up the flavors of surrounding ingredients. Therefore, this dish does not really taste like cauliflower. Believe it or not, it tastes like macaroni and cheese. At my house, macaroni and cheese is a staple. If my mind is blank on what side(s) to make for dinner… I’ll pull out a box of mac and cheese. And I love a good box of Velveeta mac and cheese as much as the next person, but this cauliflower mac and cheese puts any and all boxed mac and cheese to shame. I promise. Yes, it’s a little more trouble than opening a box and dumping noodles into boiling water… but so worth it. And bonus! It’s much lower in carbs.

INGREDIENTS

1 large head of cauliflower 1 cup heavy whipping cream 2 ounces cream cheese 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese pinch of garlic powder (optional) salt and pepper to taste

DIRECTIONS

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray baking dish with nonstick spray. 2. Cut cauliflower into bite-size pieces and boil until crisp and tender (5-10 minutes). 3. Drain and place back into the pot while you make the sauce. 4. In a saucepan, bring heavy cream to a simmer and whisk in cream cheese and 1.5 cups of shredded cheddar until melted. Add garlic powder, salt and pepper to taste. 5. Place cauliflower in a dish, pour sauce over and combine. 6. Top with remaining ½ cup of cheese and bake until cheese is bubbly.

PEANUT BUTTER PIE

BY VONDA HENDERSON

Peanut butter pie is a staple from most childhoods. A favorite sandwich for most kids is a gooey peanut butter and jelly sandwich with the jelly oozing out from the sides. Frankly, our dog loves his peanut butter quarter sandwich and never realizes there’s medicine in it (I’m sure he still wonders what happened to his 3 am sandwich he got while recovering from surgery!). I must admit I’ve tried some strange combinations over the years: a peanut butter and onion sandwich (once was enough) and a peanut butter hamburger. The peanut butter burger was on the menu as a specialty a few years ago at the beach. It was different, and while I did finish it, I’ll pass on a repeat. However, some tried and true favorites include peanut butter ice cream (it was requested for every ice cream social our church had), rice crispy treats with peanut butter included (very tasty), peanut butter smoothed in celery or on apple slices, and my favorite breakfast (rice cakes with peanut butter and a sliced banana). Now to the pie:

PEANUT BUTTER PIE INGREDIENTS:

Crust: Pre-made chocolate crust or graham cracker crust Pie Filling: 8 oz. softened cream cheese 1 cup sugar 1 tsp. vanilla 1 cup creamy peanut butter 1 Tbsp. soft butter 1 cup Cool Whip Grated chocolate or wafer crumbs

DIRECTIONS:

Beat cream cheese, peanut butter, sugar, butter, and vanilla in large bowl until smooth. Fold in Cool Whip. Spoon into crust. Garnish with grated chocolate or wafer crumbs if desired. Refrigerate. Yields 8 to 10 servings.

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Creating the Family Budget in Seven Simple Steps BY MEGAN TAYLOR

One of the most useful things a person can have is a budget. This simple tool helps someone understand their expenses, save money, and divide their income(s) into different categories, such as entertainment, food, etc. Another good thing about a budget is that it isn’t just for individuals; budgets work for entire families. When it comes to creating a family budget, it is all-hands-on-deck. Every member can play a part in participating and cooperating when it comes to spending and saving money. Getting started with a budget can be confusing, but don’t worry, I’ve got seven steps to make the task easier. 1. Decide on the type of budget system your family will be using. It might be the traditional pen and paper or notebook, excel spreadsheet, software program, or a budgeting system, such as the envelope method. Think about what would work best for your family. Do you have young kids? Do you want something that is simple and easy to keep track of? Are you tech savvy? Consider these types of questions when choosing your system. My favorite is the excel spreadsheet. I can quickly access it on my computer, input my categories, and numbers.

2. Next, figure out the categories for your budget. These elements are based on your family’s habits and daily life. Of course, the categories that need to be included are: family expenses (groceries, clothing, children, and animal needs), medical expenses, household bills, car, debt, and savings. Then, you can customize it even further and create a section for entertainment, family vacation, and outings, date nights, holidays/ birthdays, etc. 3. Once you have your categories, set some family financial goals, both short term, and long term. These should be created as a family with everyone’s input taken into account. For example, your goals could be to pay off the family debt in the next five years, take a trip to Disney World in two years, or save a certain amount twice a year for your children’s college tuitions. By developing the financial goals as a family and making it an important event, it allows all members to be accountable and in the know. Be aware of talking about any hardships or troubles in front of your children. The family budget should be a learning experience, but shouldn’t make the kids worry about the future. 4. Add some fun to the learning experience by labeling empty jars with various financial goals. Then, let everyone (kids and parents) drop their spare change into the various jars. Every so often, count the cash and write the total somewhere visible. Also, have the amount needed for the goal in an easy spot to retrieve, as well. Make it a game and have loved ones guess on which jar fills up first. These jars are great visual reminders of how hard work and commitment can accomplish goals. 5. Once you have your categories, calculate your income and expenses. With any type of budget, you first need to know how much money is coming in. Always start with your income amount when setting up a budget. This way you can tell up front how much you have to spend. If you don’t have an exact amount, gather up your paystubs from the previous months, add them up, and there is your yearly income. Along with your income, think about what expenses are fixed and variable. Fixed are payments that are the same amount each month, while variable expenses are payments that change from month to month, such as groceries and gasoline. After adding up your expenses and subtracting them from your income, the left-over amount can go towards your “want” expenses and savings. 6. Look at your fixed and variable expenses to see where you might be able to reduce to put more money in your bank account. Also, look for opportunities to earn extra cash. Maybe do spring cleaning and sell unwanted items or pet sit for your friends and family. 7. After creating the budget, your family’s job is to maintain it. Meet at least once a month, usually at the end of each month, to analyze the budget and see where adjustments need to be made. Also, discuss your financial goals and your progress. The more often you review your budget, the better off your family will be. Creating a family budget can be tricky at first. Take it one step at a time, don’t get discouraged if things don’t go as planned, and stay on track as best as possible. Soon, your family will accomplish their financial goals and be stress-free, at least in regards to money.

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LC Chamber

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Clemmons Farmers Market

Eight Good Reasons Why You Should Shop at Your Local Farmers Market BY TABI FALCONE, JAMES STEWART PHOTOGRAPHY

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SUPPORT HUMANE FARMING PRACTICES.

IT SUPPORTS FAMILY FARMS & LOCAL BUSINESSES.

When you buy produce from a farmers market, you are buying it directly from a local farmer. That means the money you are spending is going towards a family business and stays within the community. Small businesses are more likely to give back to the community, as well as literally being our friends and neighbors, so it makes sense to spend your money where you live.

IT’S COST-EFFECTIVE.

For some reason, many people have gotten the notion in their mind that shopping for produce at local farmers markets is more expensive than buying produce from big box stores, but that is often not the case. Because there are smaller transportation costs, as well as less overhead, the regular produce usually costs less at farmers markets. Studies have even shown that organic produce is generally much cheaper at farmers markets. Not to mention it lowers your carbon footprint by reducing the transportation time.

IT HELPS YOU CONNECT WITH YOUR COMMUNITY.

When you walk through the farmers market regularly, you get to know the other people who also frequent the market in your community, as well as the farmers. You see the nice man who lives down the street and walks his dog and waves to you every morning. You see the mom pushing a stroller who you know works as a yoga instructor at the studio near your work. You see your child’s teacher with her family looking through the pile of kale. Feeling a part of our community in this manner is one of the best parts of small-town America and is an important thing to be preserved.

Local farmers tend to focus on higher quality, humanely raised meat. When supporting these meat farmers you can directly ask the farmer questions about their practice, and often times they will have literature about their farms you can take with you to read. It is wonderful to have the peace of mind that comes with knowing the animals who are providing your family sustenance had good lives. Responsible farming is much easier to find and confirm when shopping locally.

YOU CAN KEEP IT SEASONAL.

By buying produce locally, you also buy produce seasonally. This means that you can build your menu based off of what is in season. Not only does this lower your costs because you aren’t paying higher prices unintentionally for out of season produce, but it is a nice mix-up to rotate produce in and out with each passing season. As much as you may love pumpkin soup, it does get tiring to have it year round – this helps you keep it in the fall where it belongs.

IT TASTES BETTER.

Because farmers markets showcase local produce, they come directly from local farms and are much fresher than what you can buy in stores. Freshness is a huge plus when it comes to the taste of a piece of produce. It’s simple logic to know that an apple that was picked in a farm down the road yesterday is going to taste better than an apple that was picked in another state a week ago.

YOU CAN LEARN NEW THINGS.

A huge perk to shopping locally is that you can talk to the actual farmers or those who work on the farm. They will have real answers for you when you ask questions about their farming practices, what is in season, and even how to prepare certain foods. Some of the best recipes can be grabbed from farmers – how many people are going to have as many beet recipes as a beet farmer?

YOU GET THE WHOLE FAMILY INVOLVED.

Farmers markets are a family affair. Bring your significant other, kids, friends and make it into a day! Talk about the kinds of foods you want on the meal plan beforehand and then go on a scavenger hunt. Let the kids try some samples, maybe even grab a muffin from a local baker to snack on while you stroll the market. Pick up a beautiful bouquet from a local florist to decorate the table when you get home, and really enjoy your day at the farmers market!

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The Winter Wonderland of Clemmons, NC BY CAROLYN S. PETERSON, PHOTOS BY MELINDA LAMM & JAMES STEWART

When you think of a town or city during the holidays or winter, New York City probably comes to mind. The bright lights of the Big Apple are a sight to behold for sure, but don’t sell your own community and the Village of Clemmons, NC short on the winter wonderland that awaits you just around the corner. The Village of Clemmons takes the holidays seriously and knows its residents love celebrating the season. From the snowflake lights hanging from the electric poles throughout town to the events and attractions that draw people to our area every year, we invite you to visit our many boutiques, restaurants and retail establishments this season. Experience the spirit of the season filled with southern hospitality – find that perfect gift, enjoy a special meal with your family or plan an overnight stay to enjoy the many surrounding Yadkin County wineries, as well as nearby holiday tours and productions. This year will be the 28th Tanglewood Festival of Lights, beginning November 16th and running until January 1st, 2020, 6-11pm every night. If you’ve never been to this holiday light spectacle, well, I’m not sure what you are waiting for! There truly is nothing like it around, and it ranks as one of the largest light displays in the southeast. The Festival of Lights was recently named as one of the “10 Most Spectacular Holiday Displays Across America.” It has also been chosen as a “Top 20 Event” by the Southeast Tourism Society and was named the “Best Holiday Light Show in NC” by Travel + Leisure. To give back to many of the local charities, there are special walkthroughs of The Festival of Lights; each year the Humane Society of Davie County sponsors a Paws in the Park event, where you can bring your four-legged friend and stroll through the festival. Local Clemmons’ businesses offer special savings during The Festival of Lights; The Village Inn has a special room package for those visitors seeing the lights who decided to spend a little extra time in Clemmons exploring all the town has to offer. Festival of Lights attendees enjoy listening to festive tunes on the interactive musical displays in which the music is original compositions from the UNC School of the Arts Music Technology students. While driving through the festival, you can stop at the Holiday Gift Village for a little shopping and refreshments. For a more intimate celebration of the season, the Village of Clemmons holds its Annual Tree Lighting each November at the Town Hall. The event is an evening of musical entertainment, a visit from Santa and refreshments.

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Clemmons is home to the Festival of Lights, a top 20 Southeast event, and this holiday season we want to be your resource for everything Lights! Visit ClemmonsWonderland.com for: Holiday Discounts and Deals • Estimated Wait Times for the Lights • Discount Nights at the Lights --- STAY, SHOP, PLAY ---

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VILLAGE OF CLEMMONS YEAR AT A GLANCE

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Neighbors Helping Neighbors (Entire Month) Clemmons-Wide Food Drive 5 Behind the Scenes Tour of Clemmons Government

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1 March Madness Lip Sync Battle 23 Family Fishing Fun 23-31 Forsyth Creek Week 18-29 Bulk Item Pickup 25 Medicine Drop

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4 Coffee with a Cop 27 Clemmons Community Cleanup 27 Movie Night in the Village

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23 Firefighters Appreciation Day

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6 National Night Out

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28 Movie Night in the Village

18 Ice Cream Festival

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20 Monster Dash and Goblin Hop

7 Opening Day of Farmers Market

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(Entire Month) Clemmons Cares - Random Acts of Kindness Month 20 Coffee with a Cop 22 Jerry Long Family YMCA Dirty Dozen and Clemmons Street Festival

HOLIDAYS – OFFICES CLOSED

RECYCLING WEEKS

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VILLAGE FARMERS MARKET

Every Tuesday from May 7 to October 8. Hours 3:30 PM – 6:30 PM

4 Flag Retirement Ceremony in Honor of Veterans

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3 Annual Tree Lighting

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Leaves and grass should be placed on the edge of your street by 7:00 a.m. on Monday morning of the following schedule between April and November:

Limbs should be placed on the edge of your street by 7:00 a.m. on Monday morning of the following schedule between March and November:

East of Lewisville-Clemmons Road and Middlebrook Drive (Winston-Salem side) 1st & 3rd week of the month

West of Lewisville-Clemmons Road and Middlebrook Drive (Tanglewood side) - 1st full week of the month

West of Lewisville-Clemmons Road and Middlebrook Drive (Tanglewood side) 2nd & 4th week of the month

East of Lewisville-Clemmons Road and Middlebrook Drive (Winston-Salem side) - 2nd full week of the month

VILLAGE COUNCIL

ZONING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT

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*Meeting Dates and Event Dates subject to change due to inclement weather

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