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Financial Pathways of the Piedmont

Teaches Youth How to Balance Finances FAITH & FAMILY I SUMMER CAMP GUIDE I AGES & STAGES I DINING GUIDE Introducing Our New Color-Coded Category Tabs!


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Publisher Robin Bralley | Robin@ForsythMags.com Account Executives Tamara Bodford | Jessica Barney | Kelley Carnall Adele Casanova | Christina Corriher | Brooke Eagle Jennie Hess | Heather Spivey | Erin Webster Advertising advertising@forsythmags.com Graphic Artist Moonlight Designs | www.MoonlightDesignsNC.com Cover Photography Adam Mowery Photography Contributing Photographers Adam Mowery Photography | Allure Photography by Doug Rice | One Shot Photography | Amanda Castle Photography | Maria Glazener | Christine Rucker M.Gioeli Photography | Hearts & Arrows Photography The Portrait Gallery Content Editor Tim Sellner Senior Staff Writer Carolyn S. Peterson Staff Writer and Communications Specialist Meghan E. W. Corbett Project Manager Denise Heidel | Denise@ForsythMags.com Social Networking Kelly Melang Contributing Writers Rachel Barron | Emily Eileen Carter Meghan E. W. Corbett | Lisa S.T. Doss | Martie Emory Maria Glazener | Justin Cord Hayes | Kelly Hines Karen Holbrook | Kristi Johnson Marion Isabella Migliarese | Carolyn S. Peterson | Tim Roberts Tami Rumfelt | Lucy Shaffer | Jordan Skinner Heather Spivey | Keith Tilley | Meridith Whitaker Susan Woodall Web Design/Maintenance Nu Expression | www.NuExpression.com IT Support Chuck Goad, Brookstone Technology Services, LLC Collyn Tabor, Higher IT Solutions Contact www.forsythfamilymagazine.com / 888-892-3204 Forsyth Family Disclaimer Please note that the inclusion of stories and articles in Forsyth Family 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 Family. Specifically, Forsyth Family 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 Family reserves the right to deny any advertisement or listing that does not meet Forsyth Family standards. Submissions are welcome but unsolicited materials are not guaranteed to be returned. Forsyth Family 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. ©2007 Forsyth Family Magazine

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contents In our ongoing effort to make Forsyth Family the ultimate resource to Forsyth County families, check out our new color-code tabs! We’ve organized our content by categories to make sure you can quickly find exactly what you need when you need it! Also, check out our Index on page 98, which organizes all our advertisers by type of business!

Local Business 8 Budget Blinds: Bringing Comfort & Style to Every Home 10 Breeden Insurance Services: With You Every Step of the Way 12 V’s Barbershop Celebrates One-Year Anniversary

Health & Wellness 14 How Oral Health Affects the Body in Surprising Ways – Kingery & Kingery 16 National Infertility Month 18 Novant Health: Urinary Incontinence 20 Protect Your Family’s Eyes From the Sun 22 Chermak & Hanson Orthodontics

Parenting 24 Autism Month 26 Fostering Minds: Restoring Relationships & Changing Lives 28 What I’d Like My Son’s Girlfriend to Know 30 The Mommy Diaries: New Parenthood 32 Triad Moms on Main.com: Fun, Fast & Free 34 The View From My Section… The Sleep Whisperer

co ver s tory 37 Financial Pathways of the Piedmont Teaches Youth How to Balance Finances

Education 40 Lori Clark for Winston-Salem Forsyth County School Board 42 Cunningham College Consulting

Ages & Stages 44 Transitioning to High School: Making Great Decisions Early 46 Eliminating the Stress Associated with End-of-Year Tests Check out our website www.ForsythFamilyMagazine.com


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Home 58 The 2014 HBAWS Spring Parade of Homes 60 Weed Man: We Care For Your Lawn

Community 62 64 66 68 70 72 74 76 77 78

Ted Kazakos: Candidate for District Court Judge Lillie’s Friends: Truning Tragedy into Hope 5th Annual Clemmons Community Day RiverRun Film Festival The Second Harvest Food Bank of NWNC 13th Annual “Empty Bowls” Colon Cancer Alliance: Undy 5000 Piedmont Earth Day Fair’s Spring into Sustainability Friends of Brenner Bring Spring Cheer “Out and About” in Winston-Salem Riding High: Pedal & Jam Offers a Challenge with Big Rewards

Faith & Family 80 A Beautiful Surprise: One Family’s Unique Adoption Story 81 Tami’s Devotion: Well Seasoned Faith & Family Calendar of Events 82 Musing About…The Audacity of Life 84 March of Dimes

For the Kids 86 88 89 90 91

Kids Morning Out American Girl Fashion Show Kids in the Kitchen: Everything Eggs iTalk: Summer Camp The Artist Corner

Dining Guide 92 Pintxos Pour House: A Different Way to Dine! 94 Hope du Jour Offers an Abundance of Restaurant Choices!

Other 96 April Events 98 Advertiser Index

April is a special month for me, as my youngest daughter was born in April; and as if spring finally being here isn’t enough, we have her 21st birthday to celebrate! Despite the fact that she’s a junior in college, I still can’t believe she’s almost 21. You’d think I’d be used to the idea by now that she is an adult, but do parents ever think their child is really a grown-up? So, happy birthday my dear, sweet Morgan, you have and continue to bring much joy to our lives! Easter is another cause for celebration this month—read John 3:16! I recently attended a Casting Crowns concert, a very popular contemporary Christian music group, and definitely my favorite! Many songs were played from their new Thrive CD. The big message from this offering is that we were not made to merely survive in life, but to thrive. I think many of us feel like we’re hanging on by a thread some days, Christian or not, and so that message from Mark Hall and the whole Casting Crowns group was a great reminder to me to THRIVE and not just survive! I hope your life is filled with hope this Easter and beyond! April is National Financial Literacy Month and our cover features a wonderful organization, Financial Pathways of the Piedmont, that makes financial education their mission year-round! Be sure to read all about how this agency has served our area for more than 40 years! Many thanks to the YMCA for sponsoring, and all those fantastic summer camps that participated in, our 2nd annual Summer Camp Expo in early March! Ten Little Monkeys created a fun entry into the event with their inflatables (see ad, page 73.) A special thanks, as well, to the families that came out to learn more about what’s available to create an amazing and enriched summer for their child! This month we continue to feature camp opportunities in our second of three issues focusing on summer camps (see pages 48–55). I want to take this opportunity to thank a special person in my life, personally and professionally, who gave us quite a scare this past month. Kelly Groce, father to my business partner, Keela Johnson, Forsyth Woman publisher, and one of our A-#1 magazine distributors each month, had a heart attack in late February. Thanks to Novant Health and triple by-pass surgery, he is on the mend! Kelly, I don’t say it often enough, but thank you for all you do each month to deliver magazines all over the county! You are an amazing person and we wish you continued progress as you continue to heal! Last but not least, Happy 70th birthday to George Lemons! We are so happy to have you in our family! Blessings!

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Bringing Comfort & Style to Every Home By Martie Emory

Left to Right: The Foeri family - Bill, Tyler (8), Victoria, and Zachary (6). With over 900 stores nationwide, Budget Blinds is the largest window coverings retailer in the United States; each store is independently and locally owned. It’s a strong advantage to be a part of such a national network of products, as well as to keep a close eye on the latest trends. But for these window-covering professionals, it still comes down to delivering what they promise. “Most of our business comes from referrals,” says Bill. “That’s the best way to reach new customers.”

you make that initial call or visit to Budget Blinds in Winston-Salem, you immediately feel comfortable with the company’s expertise and what they do best: provide high-quality, stylish, window coverings for your home. But maybe even more essential, you feel comfortable enough to welcome their consultants into your home for what truly sets them apart: the ultimate shop-athome experience.

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“We basically bring the showroom to you,” says Bill Foeri, franchiseowner “That level of comfort is really what it’s all about.” The Budget Blinds team really is just that—a team. When it was time for a new business venture, in 2011, Bill and his wife, Victoria, started a company (Ty-Zach Enterprises, named for their sons Tyler and Zachary) and bought the local Budget Blinds franchise. Bill, design consultant Lisa Irwin and office manager Mary Krawiec had previously worked together at another company, and he knew that with their strong work ethic and solid mutual respect for each other’s talents, they would naturally carry that over to the new venture—keeping respect for their clients at the top of their mission statement.

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An initial consultation takes place in the client’s home, where they can discuss design ideas, take preliminary measurements and view the endless portfolio of options—styles, colors, fabrics—all at no charge and all in one sitting. The “shop at home” approach is a bonus for busy clients and follows the company’s mantra of unsurpassed customer service and being able to offer the finest collection of blinds, shutters, shades, draperies and more, in the area. Every sale is completed with the installation of the product. Bill, who does a little bit of everything, oversees a large percentage of the installations himself, along with professional installer Joe Daniel. Sales and installations of blinds and shutters make up the majority of their business, as clients look to add style and also light control in their most important rooms. But no matter what size or style the home, quality and impeccable design are essential—as is the client’s comfort with the final look of the room. For Bill Foeri and his staff, it’s a business built on customer service from start to finish, and on satisfied clients who spread the word that Budget Blinds lives up to its reputation: the perfect source for window coverings to make your home look its absolute best. Budget Blinds, serving Winston-Salem West, as well as Davie County, Wilkes County, Davidson County and beyond, is located at 116-D Griffith Plaza Drive in Winston-Salem. For a free consultation or more information call 336-765-8765. Hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.


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Breeden Insurance Services: With You Every Step of the Way By Maria Glazener insurance can seem like a daunting task. It can be frustrating, trying to decide which policy is best for you and your family, which is why trusting your insurance broker is key to making the right choices. Breeden Insurance of Lexington takes a unique approach, different than that of the rest of the industry. “Being an independent agency allows for more intimate and closer relationships with our clients,” says Lucas Breeden, financial specialist. “Our team of account managers in Lexington allows us to service these clients in a time-efficient manner, allowing our producers more time to cater to our clients.”

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V’s Barbershop Celebrates One-Year Anniversary

By Meghan E.W. Corbett

is no limit to the amount of attention received by salons and spas that help women look and feel their best. While most assume men do not care about appearance in the same way women do, a visit to get a haircut or get a straight-razor shave can be about so much more than the resulting look. For men, whether they know it or not, visiting a business such as V’s Barbershop is relaxing, therapeutic and can be stress-relieving and calming in an otherwise chaotic world. Men deserve a little attention as well, so instead of going to the corner barber, who hurries customers in and out of an uncomfortable chair, let V’s Barbershop show you how good a little extra care can feel!

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“I think men deserve a great place to go to relax and get a service they need—a haircut,” said Owner Adam Thomas. “In addition, they can get a great hot-lather, straight-razor shave, which is not available anywhere else around Winston-Salem. The experience at V’s Barbershop is unlike any barbershop in town and is good for men and boys of all ages.” This month, V’s Barbershop celebrates its one-year anniversary, thanks to the dedicated staff, wonderful customers and convenient location! “We picked our location based on the demographics of the surrounding area,” said Thomas. “This location gives us a 10-mile radius draw that covers almost 150,000 people. In addition, we are able to serve employees of Wake Forest Baptist and Forsyth Medical Center. The two account for a significant base of customers that fit our profile perfectly.” To celebrate the anniversary, V’s Barbershop has great incentives for old and new customers alike. “We are going to offer month-long promotions on our different shave packages, so that we can showcase the one thing only available here at V’s,” said Thomas. “Also, on April 5th, we are going to have a big celebration, where we are giving away barbeque and drinks, along with T-shirts, hats, and more gift items. It will be a day filled with fun for the whole family, and, of course, the guys can get a get haircut or shave.” For those who have taken advantage of the personal touch and extra steps V’s Barbershop takes to make the haircut experience enjoyable, the difference in the expertise of the staff is evident. “We are one of the only places that has all barbers—people who are trained to cut men’s hair,” said Thomas. “Also, we encourage everyone to enjoy the experience of a straight-razor shave. It comes complete with numerous hot towels and lots of products to soften the skin, and makes for an incredible experience. I have never met anyone who experienced a shave at V’s who didn’t have a thoroughly great time.” Take advantage of all the luxury and relaxation available at V’s Barbershop. It’s a great way to pamper yourself in a manly way! V’s Barbershop is located at 380 Knollwood Street, Suite C in Winston-Salem. For more information, call 336.245.8461. 12 • forsythfamilymagazine.com


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Painting a Complete Portrait of Health:

you were to paint a picture of “health,” it would include many colors. Proper exercise, plenty of fruits and vegetables, quality sleep, the ability to handle stress well, and a strong support system of family and friends are each important to our physical and mental health. Each is a distinct “color,” but, like the brushstrokes of a painting, they are each so intertwined in our overall health that they are impossible to separate. No one color is better than the others, but without even one the picture loses its vibrancy.

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How Oral Health Affects the Body in Surprising Ways – Kingery & Kingery By Meridith Whitaker

The dentists and staff at Kingery & Kingery believe that, when considering each of the factors that affect our overall health, dental hygiene should not be overlooked. A cavity-free mouth with pink gums and fresh breath may be a healthy mouth, but it could be a sign of a healthy body as well. Keeping watch on your gums, teeth and jaws can benefit your overall bodily health in several surprising ways. Sleep Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), characterized by repeated episodes of blockage of the upper airway, not only interferes with sound sleep, but can also reduce the flow of oxygen to vital organs and cause irregular heart rhythms. Kingery & Kingery offers a dental appliance called SomnoDent that moves the lower jaw slightly forward to tighten the soft tissue and muscles of the upper airway, which prevents obstruction while you sleep. Heart Health Studies have shown that, over time, periodontal (gum) disease may increase the risk for heart disease and stroke. There are a couple of possible explanations for this link. First, the bacteria that cause periodontal disease can release toxins into, or travel through, the bloodstream and contribute to the formation of fatty plaques in the arteries. These plaque deposits can lead to serious problems, such as blood clots, which can block blood flow. In addition, these bacteria cause the liver to make high levels of certain proteins, causing inflammation of the blood vessels—a known contributor to heart disease and stroke. By scheduling regular dental visits, you can prevent or catch the early signs of periodontal disease. Cancer Oral cancer is growing at an alarming rate, and the five-year mortality rate with this type of cancer is higher than that of both cervical and prostate cancers. With early detection, however, the cure rates are in the range of 80–90%. Because the signs and symptoms of oral cancer are often missed by the naked eye, it is important to have this screening done by a professional. At Kingery & Kingery, all patients are screened for oral cancer once a year during their regular cleaning visit. Through the use of cutting-edge technology, they can visualize any dangerous changes in cells of the mouth, throat, tongue, or tonsils and identify cancer early—before it spreads. Shown here are three ways that oral health impacts bodily health; certainly there are many more. A portrait of overall health would be incomplete without the truly exceptional dental care offered by the doctors and staff of Kingery & Kingery. Their care and expertise, in combination with all of the other lifestyle choices that color our lives, will help ensure a vibrant future for you and your family. Kingery & Kingery is amalgam-free and uses only composite (tooth-colored) filling material. They offer Teen Invisalign, Six-Month Smiles, cosmetic dentistry, and much more. For more information, call 336-766-0511 or visit www.kingerysmiles.com.

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April is National Infertility Month: Education and Answers, Treatment and the Miracle of Pregnancy By Lisa S.T. Doss

can be very challenging, especially when the word is “infertility.” It is a medical condition which effects one out of eight women. Being part of that statistic, I was comforted that I was not alone. In fact, acquaintances and strangers reached out and told me their story, too. After two-and-a-half years of trying to conceive, I regretted waiting so long. It felt reassuring to be in the hands of professionals. Finding a fertility clinic is quite easy; however, it is important to find the right staff who can go through those wonderful and tearful moments with you. Yes, with treatment, infertility can become a miraculous experience, combining God and science. It also can be sorrowful and unexplainable. Over the last five years, I have listened to many women question their bodies in their own journey through infertility. As an advocate, I encourage all women to find out why they have been unable to conceive naturally. While there is a higher percentage of success for women under 40, women are getting pregnant in their 40s and oftentimes delivering twin blessings.

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If we listen to extreme situations of infertility, women like the “Octomom” and “Kate Plus Eight” may come to mind; however, more celebrities are openly sharing their stories with the public, and we sympathize with their struggles in wanting to become parents. Each of us knows someone who may even silently endure trying without finding answers or success. The purpose of National Infertility Awareness Week is to educate and encourage the public regarding reproductive health. From April 22nd– 28th, each of us can reach out to our family members and friends, in some special way, and offer support. Nancy Teaff, MD, a Reproductive Endocrinologist, stated, “Couples are often surprised at the amount of time it can take to get pregnant, once the decision to start a family has been made. For normal healthy couples, it is not uncommon for several months to go by before pregnancy is achieved; however, about seven million women aged 15 to 44 will need help conceiving. Many women do not realize that their fertility declines after the age of 35. Women over 35 have less time to spare, since there is a dramatic decline in egg quality and quantity. After six-months of trying without success, couples should seek the assistance of a reproductive endocrinologist.” Many couples have questions about the process, treatment, and other alternatives. Here are the facts:

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• Men and women both can cause infertility separately and as a couple. To receive assistance, couples must agree to seek help together. Each will be evaluated to determine the problem and offered the best recommended treatment(s). • Advice on limiting stress, eating different foods, or taking a vacation are helpful to fertility; however, infertility is a medical condition that requires understanding, patience and treatment. • Pregnancy does not happen the moment a woman begins taking fertility medications. For each woman or couple, the journey is different. • Not every couple needs to go through In-vitro fertilization, or IVF. Clomid and Femara, with or without artificial insemination, are medicated and procedural treatments that have assisted women in becoming pregnant. • Infertility can become a “life crisis” and affect many areas in a couple’s life. Couples who want to become parents have numerous options beyond fertility treatments, but sitting down with an endocrinologist is a starting point. Many who consider adoption can even explore adopting a frozen embryo. Traditional adoptions are a wonderful opportunity for couples to receive a healthy baby. If treatments are unsuccessful, a fertility center can discuss and explore other options. As you consider your influence in promoting “National Infertility Awareness,” the message is clear: “No effort is too small. The infertility community is building a strong grassroots movement all over the country. Take a moment to think about what this movement means to you.” We all have different ways to approach difficult and sensitive topics; however, in the month of April, and especially from April 22nd—28th, take the time to spread the word among your family and friends, and through your Facebook and Twitter pages. No woman or couple has to suffer from infertility. There are answers. A united voice is needed to spread the word.


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Urinary Incontinence: A Common Health Problem Women Still Don’t Talk About (But Should) From scouting out every restroom in the workplace, to going dozens of times a day, to forgoing outings to the movies, people with untreated urinary incontinence live in constant fear of having an embarrassing accident. Urinary incontinence is a common problem affecting an estimated 18 million women in the U.S., yet according to the National Association for Continence, women wait an average of six years from the first time they experience symptoms until they get a diagnosis of their bladder control problem. Dr. Bradley Jacobs, a urogynecologist with Lyndhurst Gynecologic Associates and the Maya Angelou Center for Women’s Health and Wellness at Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center, has been treating women with urinary incontinence for 11 years and has seen firsthand the struggle his patients go through before seeking help. “People think it’s a normal process of aging or childbirth, but it’s really important to distinguish that although urinary incontinence is common, it’s not normal. It is a legitimate medical condition and it’s treatable.” Know Your Type Physicians say it’s important to talk about any urine leakage issues you have with your ob/gyn, primary care doctor or urologist in order to get a diagnosis of the type of urinary incontinence you may have. The most common is stress urinary incontinence, a movement-type incontinence that happens when the person laughs, coughs, sneezes, jumps, or runs. The second most common type is urge

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incontinence, or overactive bladder syndrome. “This leaking is because the bladder spasms or squeezes down involuntarily without notice. Generally the leaking is preceded by a strong urge to go to the bathroom and that’s where the name comes from,” says Dr. Jacobs. “It’s important that people understand what type of incontinence they have, so it can be treated properly. The advertisements you see for the “gotta go” prescription medications are designed to treat urge incontinence by preventing bladder spasms, but it will not do anything for women with stress incontinence.” The Surgery Myth Many patients that Dr. Jacobs sees believe that surgery is the only option and that the procedure will work for only a short period of time. For women with stress incontinence, the most common surgical option is called the sling procedure, an outpatient procedure that takes less than 30 minutes. “This type of surgery has really advanced in the past ten years or so. Through the years, there have been many procedures that have attempted to help with this problem, and only a few have stood the test of time. The sling procedure has become the current gold standard procedure.” Researchers have been tracking the success rate of the sling procedure for well over ten years and have found the success rates in the 80- to 90percent range. “We want people to realize that not all urinary incontinence types are treated the

same way with surgery. In fact, urge incontinence is not helped at all with surgery, and can actually make it worse. Oftentimes, we recommend other non-surgical treatment options,” says Dr. Jacobs. Non-Surgical Options For many patients, strengthening the pelvic floor, the muscles that support the bladder, is an important step. “Home Kegel exercises can help some, but you really want to find a formal Pelvic Floor physical therapy program for strengthening the muscles,” says Dr. Jacobs. He recommends checking with your local hospital or ob/gyn, urology or physical therapy practice to see if they offer a pelvic floor strengthening program. Doctors also advise people with urinary incontinence to avoid caffeine and alcohol, which act as a natural diuretic. “The lining of the bladder is particularly sensitive to caffeine and alcohol. Because they make you go more frequently, we highly encourage patients to restrict their use, especially in the evening before bedtime.” Dr. Bradley E. Jacobs is a board certified urogynecologist at Lyndhurst Gynecologic Associates in Winston-Salem and is the medical director of the Program for Continence and Pelvic Floor Disorders at the Maya Angelou Center for Women’s Health and Wellness at Forsyth Medical Center. For more information about urinary incontinence and pelvic floor health, call 336-718-4260.


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Protect Your Family’s Eyes From the Sun is a great time to enjoy the outdoors, and a good pair of sunglasses can

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Sunglasses are essential in maintaining good eye health not only for adults, but also for children and teenagers who may spend a lot of time in the sun. Mark Shapiro, M.D., Medical Director of Shapiro Eye Care, gives his patients two reasons – health and comfort — when explaining why they should wear sunglasses. “From a health standpoint, you want to keep all ultraviolet light from getting into your eyes and onto the lids and the skin around them,” says Shapiro. “From a comfort standpoint, some people are very sensitive to brightness and glare. By cutting down brightness and glare, people will visually perform better and be more comfortable.” Dr. Shapiro explains that sunglasses protect the eyes from painful sunburns and may help slow down cataracts and macular degeneration. Also, the skin around the eyes, including the lids, is one of the most prone to skin cancer.

Impact and Scratch Resistant Look for glasses that won’t break easily if they get hit. They all have to meet FDA standards, but some are tougher than others. Tawanda Adams, Optician at Shapiro Eye Care explains, “some of the strongest lenses are polycarbonate, but they may scratch easily.” She recommends that you look for ones with scratch resistant coatings. Wraparound Glasses Wraparound shapes block light form the sides as well as the front, giving better UV protection. But you may also like them better because they eliminate or reduce the bright light outside the edges of smaller shaped lenses. Photosensitive Lenses These are lenses that get darker in bright light and lighter in dimmer light, so you can wear them indoors and out. Some people find these more convenient, but some feel they take too long to adapt to changes in lighting. Other Considerations

Most sunglasses are designed to protect your eyes from the sun's harmful effects. Often the labels on sunglasses promise protection from ultraviolet light and other kinds of natural radiation. Shapiro says, “It is important to protect your eyes from Ultraviolet A and Ultraviolet B rays.”

Some people prefer mirrored lenses (for less light transmission), polarized lenses (to reduce glare), or amber “blue-blocking” lenses (to increase contrast). Discuss these options with your doctor when considering a new pair of sunglasses.

Shapiro adds, “Always buy sunglasses that block 99 percent or 100 percent of all UV light.” Some manufacturer's labels say "UV absorption up to 400nm." This is the same thing as 100 percent UV absorption.

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Here are some additional ideas to help you choose the best pair of nonprescription sunglasses. Optically Correct Hold the sunglasses several inches away from your eyes and look through them at something with a grid pattern. The lines should appear straight when you look through them with one eye. If you move the glasses around and the lines bend or wiggle, the lenses are not optically correct. This won’t necessarily hurt your eyes, but it can distort your vision and make your eyes get tired more easily. 20 • forsythfamilymagazine.com


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Old-fashioned values also abound at Chermak & Hanson. These include compassion, integrity, customer service and community service. Each patient receives a personal phone call from Dr. Chermak or Dr. Hanson the night braces are placed, in order to answer any questions the patient may have and to offer words of encouragement as patients adjust to life with braces. Chermak & Hanson Orthodontics demonstrates integrity by treating patients the way the staff and doctors would themselves like to be treated. “We don’t charge for the initial exam or observation exams, and we have no hidden fees,” Hanson said. Chermak & Hanson exhibits customer service in many ways. The practice files insurance claims for patients, and staff is committed to answering phone calls within three rings, even when someone calls during lunch hour. One of the practice’s doctors is always on call for after-hours and weekend emergencies.

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The practice’s Web site includes fun games, as well as timely articles to assist patients. Examples include oral hygiene “do’s” and “don’ts,” and information on how patients who play sports can protect their orthodontia during competition. In addition, each patient receives a T-shirt when he or she gets braces. “If they wear it to subsequent appointments,” Hanson said, “they are entered in a monthly drawing to win a prize.” And that’s not all. Dr. Chermak and Dr. Hanson also sponsor a Patient Appreciation Night at two different Wake Forest University soccer games. Patients and their families receive tickets to the games, a snack voucher, and get a chance to receive prizes between periods. “It’s great family fun,” Hanson said. Community service also is a hallmark of Chermak & Hanson Orthodontics. “We’re involved in sponsorship of just about every little league sports program available,” Hanson said, “like Twins and Optimist soccer, Winston-Salem lacrosse, baseball, basketball, football, swimming, girls softball and hockey, just to name a few.” The practice also supports programs in the arts, like The Children’s Theater of WinstonSalem, The Little Theatre of Winston-Salem, The Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem, SciWorks and various marching bands and orchestras. Nor does Chermak & Hanson stop there with its focus on giving back to the community. The doctors and staff have helped to build two houses for Habitat for Humanity of Forsyth County, and numerous times, for a group outing, the Chermak & Hanson team has met at Build-A-Bear Workshop to create personal bears that are then donated to Brenner Children’s Hospital. Obviously, Chermak & Hanson Orthodontics is committed to more than providing the bestavailable orthodontia, prepared with the most-modern technology. The practice—with offices in Winston-Salem, Clemmons and King—is committed to its patients and their families, and to the community at large. “Dr. Chermak has two children, and I have five, so we are very in-tune with what interests our child and adolescent patients and with what it’s like to be a parent,” Hanson said. “Rarely do you find a combination of the most-modern technology available and old-fashioned values like you’ll discover at Chermak & Hanson Orthodontics. Chermak & Hanson Orthodontics has three offices to serve you: Winston-Salem (1564 N. Peace Haven Road, 336-760-1491), Clemmons (3742 Clemmons Road, 336-766-8244), and King (524 S. Main Street, 336-983-4551). website, www.smileland.com, for more information. 22 • forsythfamilymagazine.com


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Autism Month By Justin Cord Hayes

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He (and most autistic kids are boys) takes longer than most kids to become potty trained. Don’t be embarrassed by this. Try, as hard as you can, not to be annoyed by this. Yes, you will be sick of carrying around that diaper bag while your friends with similarly-aged children have freed themselves of that burden, but when you do finally get the chance to leave the bag at home, you’ll feel like Dorothy when she steps from black-and-white Kansas into Technicolor Oz. He seems inordinately fond of routines, even at a very young age. The good news, for Parker-John’s mother and me, is that he began to sleep through the night at eight weeks. However, don’t get too excited. I’ve spoken to other parents of autistic kids, and that is NOT their experience. The problem is that your boy may get very anxious if anything happens that is not typical. Simply choosing an alternate route home can bring on panic in him. Don’t worry. You’ll get in the habit, very quickly, of telling him in advance when there will be any change to his routine. As long as he knows things will be different, he’ll probably be OK. He becomes obsessed with trains. Again, your potentially-autistic kid may not get into trains, but many other parents of autistic children have shared that trains are their sons’ obsession. I don’t know why ParkerJohn, and other kids on the autism spectrum, love trains. I think it’s the way they run along rails and have definite paths, reducing the possibility of disruptions to routines. He takes longer than other kids to begin speaking, and, when he does begin speaking, he uses language in unusual ways. For example, until he was six or seven, Parker-John called me dee-da instead of da-dee. He would mix up pronouns, calling females “he’s” and males “she’s.” In fact, he still does this, at age ten. Sometimes, other parents in listening 24 • forsythfamilymagazine.com

range get upset because they think my son is insulting their child by suggesting, say, that their little girl is a little boy or that their little boy is a little girl. If this happens, just explain to these parents that you believe your child is on the autism spectrum and that he has difficulties with pronouns. He echoes dialogue from movies and television. Although every autistic kid is different, this one trait seems almost universal. At first, I thought Parker-John was learning to speak thanks to Dora the Explorer or Thomas the Tank Engine. Later, I realized that these and other shows were supplying nearly all his dialogue. If he was afraid, for example, he’d repeat a line about fear from one of his favorite shows. If he was excited, he’d repeat a line suggesting excitement. I’m not saying that you shouldn’t allow your son to watch television. If he is, in fact, autistic, then he’ll echo dialogue from some source or another no matter what you do. He has, um, interesting hand gestures. At an early age, Parker-John developed the habit of making a fist and speaking into it, as though it were a microphone. And I don’t think he’d ever even seen a microphone. It was just an instinctual act. To this day, he occasionally does this. His mother and I have tried to get him to stop this habit because, well, Parker-John is ten years old, and…it just looks weird. You don’t want to keep your child from being who he is, but, let’s be honest. You also don’t want him to stand out in an obvious way. Having an autistic child can be a blessing, if you learn to accept him and not obsess over “changing” him. Yes, I’ve tried to alter some of his behavior, but that’s a judgment call. I understand—and have understood since Parker-John was very young—that he is not “trying” to be different. He’s not “trying” to be difficult on occasion. He’s not trying to have trouble understanding some of his school subjects. He is always going to be “different,” but that’s OK. In my opinion, diversity is what makes the world a better place.


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a comforting manner and loving personality that makes even the youngest patients feel at ease, Amy Diachenko Foster is most happy when she knows she’s turned someone’s life around.

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After earning a B.A. degree in psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a M.A. in clinical psychology from East Carolina University, Amy is happy to be back building her own private practice close to her hometown of Yadkinville. She opened the Yadkinville office of Fostering Minds in January 2011—the same year she and her husband started their own family with the birth of a daughter—and is grateful to be able to have a positive impact in the community with professional psychological services for children, adolescents, teens and families. Her business is about building—and re-building—relationships, nurturing young minds and instilling confidence, and easing the day-today struggles of patients who need it most. Fostering Minds focuses on treatments for ADHD, autism, oppositional defiant disorder, PTSD and other typical behavioral disorders, besides offering psychological and psycho-educational evaluations and both individual and family therapy. They also offer early kindergarten testing and testing for the academically gifted. For children, adolescents and teens, dealing with anxiety, ADHD and divorce are probably the most common situations the practice sees, and that is where Amy’s special gift of communication makes all the difference. She’s also known for making her patients feel comfortable in a warm, inviting atmosphere that radiates positive feelings. Her family-oriented, behavioral approach changes difficult or damaged relationships, and her methods involve the whole family unit. She also bases her treatments on a collaborative approach—especially for young children—with the child’s primary care physician. While an initial

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session most often involves the parents talking and Amy gathering background information, it’s also a time for the child to become familiar with the idea of “opening up” to a stranger. Once an individualized plan is in place, healing becomes a true team effort. Although her most common patient group falls into the school-age range, when social issues and anxiety disorders are common—Amy also has many younger patients and has seen children as young as three, if the situation warrants. Since family relationships can be tedious in the best of times and even more difficult when there is hurt, this is a profession that produces a roller coaster of emotions on a daily basis. “A challenging part of my job is dealing with the pain and suffering some of my patients are going through,” says Amy. “But then those challenging ones turn into rewarding ones—the ones where, together, we made their child’s life better. Together, we made their child smile again!” With the success of her Yadkinville office—currently accepting new patients—and the excitement of expanding with a Lewisville location and the prospect of continued growth, it’s a dream job for Amy, who has found a way to make a positive impact on her hometown community. “When I have a child hug me and tell me they love me and that they are so happy I am a part of their lives…that’s why I do this!” she says. For more information on Fostering Minds or to schedule a private consultation, call 336-705-1346, or visit their website www.fosteringminds.com

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What I’d Like My Son’s Girlfriend To Know

By Justin Cord Hayes

Just musing on the title of this column makes me feel like crying. I’m not sure why, but I guess it has to do with the thought of my son, Parker-John, finding someone and no longer needing his old man around. On the other hand, my sadness could be related to the fact that my son is on the autism spectrum, and I worry that he’ll never be able to be in a relationship at all. He’s incredibly cute, so I can’t believe that young ladies won’t notice him. On the other hand, he’s not your average kid.

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I’m going to live in the reality that, once puberty hits—autism or no autism—he will exchange the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for an interest in girls. He will suddenly want to look his best and learn how to communicate with others. I’ll turn the rest of this piece into a direct appeal to Parker-John’s future girlfriend. Hi. I’m Parker-John’s dad. You’ve made a good choice, young lady. First of all, once he decides he cares about you, he will be incredibly loyal and caring. He’ll try to help you when you need something. If he sees that you’re sad, he’ll try to find out what’s wrong and do what he can to make you feel better. On the other hand, I feel like I should tell you that, because he’s on the autism spectrum, he may sometimes become very focused on something other than you. He’s not doing it for the usual “guy” reasons, such as being self-involved, being “too cool” to acknowledge you, or trying to impress his friends by acting like a creep. Parker-John will get obsessed by something because that’s the way he is. If you want to get him back into “your” world, just talk to him. Get him to look you in the eye. Tell him that he’s hurting your feelings. I promise you; he’s so sweet and caring that he immediately will try to make things right. In fact, he may start crying. Don’t worry about 28 • forsythfamilymagazine.com

it. He just feels bad about making you feel bad. And while I can understand that his crying may freak you out, just remember that he’s doing it because he cares so much about you. And don’t you want a guy who cares? Another thing you should know about Parker-John is that he has trouble expressing his feelings. Of course, as you’ve probably already figured out, most guys have that problem. I’d like to tell you it gets better as you get older, but the average guy never becomes an expert “feelings sharer.” However, with Parker-John, the situation’s a little different. Just as he isn’t ignoring you because he’s “being a guy,” he’s not withholding feelings for the usual “guy” reasons either. Parker-John is extremely sensitive, and his feelings run deep and true. Unfortunately, he doesn’t always have the words to put with the feelings. As you spend time with him, you’ll begin to learn how to read the messages he sends. You’ll know that he loves you. You’ll know that he cares about you. And, as I said before, you can always just ask him. And that’s the final thing I want to make sure you understand. Parker-John is brutally honest, but he never means to be brutal. For example, if you give him a present and he doesn’t like it, he may very well tell you that he doesn’t like it. Social cues aren’t his area of expertise. His mother and I are working on that with him, but Parker-John still has a tendency to tell you what he thinks about something, if you ask him about it. Just understand that he’s not making a value judgment about you. He’s answering, honestly, a question that you’ve asked him. Most of the time I think you’ll appreciate his honesty. I hope that you and Parker-John will enjoy being together. I believe you’ll be a good influence on him. Let me know if you have any questions.


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The Mommy Diaries: New Parenthood By Emily Eileen Carter a new parent is both exhilarating and terrifying. Immediately after returning to our home from the hospital with baby Lucas, it really set in—I am utterly and completely responsible for this precious, new life. This overwhelming feeling of responsibly overtook me, and the imminent fear that I would somehow break my baby or do something wrong rattled my soul.

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The first night we were home, complete greenhorns at this parenting thing, our Lucas proceeded to confound us. As we changed his diaper, Little Man began to pee in a high arc that hit the wall and poop simultaneously. Though I have babysat for over 15 years, this had never happened to me. We laughed and cried in unison, both freaked out and amused. It was one of those moments that will forever be burnt into my memory—the sheer absurdity, shock and fear of, “What do we do next?”—such common feelings for new parents. The first few weeks of parenting for brand-new parents are a lot of trial and error. On top of the extreme exhaustion, you are constantly trying figure it all out: Is he hungry? Why is he crying? Am I feeding him enough? Does he have gas? Does he have a fever? Does he hate me? Am I an awful parent? And the list goes on and on…. Many nights I have wished there was a brain ticker that could convey his wishes to me so I didn’t feel so helpless about guessing what he needs. The other part of new parenting I wasn’t exactly ready for is the lack of sleep. Not only was I physically exhausted from the birth, but the newness of everything is emotionally exhausting as well. Combine this with necessary feedings every 2–3 hours, and it makes for endless fatigue. When 2-anda-half hours of uninterrupted sleep feel like a honeymoon, you know you are sleep-deprived. But as crazy as you feel, you somehow manage to keep going, because of the immense and unconditional love you feel for this child. This profound love is fuel for long nights, shrill cries, and many poopy diapers.

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Everyone says becoming a parent will change your life, and it absolutely does in every way. But this most magnificent and terrifying change is that you can’t ever imagine loving someone so much. When I look down at my son, his sweet, soft eyelids and lashes, his tiny fingers gripping mine, I am overcome by a love so deep, it feels like my heart might explode. For this great blessing in my life, I would do anything, and I am so grateful we are on this journey of life together!

2-16-14 Dear Baby Lucas, It’s hard to believe tha t you’ve been in this world for about three-and-a-h alf weeks now. You are so beautiful! You have a head of golden hair like mommy when I was younger. Though I de finitely think you favor me and your granddad , I can see your dad a lot, too, esp ecially when you pou t your lips and flare your nostr ils. You are quite a “Milk Monster”! You like to eat all the time. In fact you lik e to make a funny no se-dive right for the boob or bottle. So good to see you have a voracious appetite lik e Mom and Dad. I lov e feeding you, having your tin y heartbeat close to m ine! You are already teach ing your dad and m e so much. We are learning abou t you, and from you, every day. Your new sounds an d squeaks, how you like to be rocked and swayed, and how you don’t ca re for diaper or outfit changes so much!

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One Size Does Not Fit All –

Fun, Fast & Free! By Kelly Hines with Triad Moms on Main

I want to run a 5k. I want to become a vegetarian. I want to practice yoga. I want to lose weight. I want to be my best self. But I’m not sure how to get there. Not everyone has the same goals when it comes to health; some of us want to lose weight; some of us want to increase our cardiovascular health; some of us want to be more mindful of the food we eat. The approaches to health are as varied as the goals we have! That’s why Triad Moms on Main has put together a health, exercise and nutrition expo called “One Size Does NOT Fit All”—a free event that brings different approaches together in a stress-free, convenient environment, and lets you choose the path that works best for YOU! “One Size Does Not Fit All” will take place on Thursday, April 24th, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Novant Health Conference Center at Forsyth Medical Center. There’s no charge for admission, and parking in the Forsyth Medical Center parking deck is free to the first 200 attendees. You’ll get to talk to representatives from every aspect of wellness maintenance—from nutritionists and dieticians to exercise experts, to representatives from the Maya Angelou Center for Women’s Health. Walk around and visit their booths, or

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try out a ‘mini-class,’ a 15–20 minute exercise, or nutrition demonstrations. We’ll even have a presentation by a nutritionist on packing healthy lunches for the kids, and yourself! There will be door prizes, fun and information—and best of all, it’s free! There’s something for everybody, and every body! Regardless of your age, your current health, or your future goals, “One Size Does Not Fit All” has something for you. For a complete list of exhibitors and schedule of events, visit us at www.triadmomsonmain.com and click on the “One Size Does Not Fit All” logo on the homepage. If you’re interested in exhibiting at the event, or would like more general information, contact TMOM’s Special Event Coordinator, Kelly Hines, at khines72@hotmail.com. We look forward to seeing you on April 24th!


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The View from My Section...

By A. Keith Tilley

The Sleep Whisperer many people, I don’t always have an easy time falling asleep at night. It seems sometimes when I lie down to rest, that’s when my mind wants to go into overtime, dumping thoughts about everything from what I didn’t get done that day to what I need to do the next. With my mind racing, it makes it difficult to shut down and fall asleep quickly. That’s why when I saw a story about ASMR, or Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response, on a nationally televised news broadcast, and the internet videos for it that helped many solve their sleep problems, I just had to check it out.

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Initially, I focused my research on a website called The Water Whispers (thewaterwhispers.com). It’s a site run by Ilse Blansert and despite the name, Ilse is really what one would describe as a sleep whisperer. She has excelled at accelerating the popularity of ASMR videos. Her website was created in February, 2012, and within a short time has already garnered a lot of attention from national media outlets in the U.S. and abroad, including the New York Daily News, ABC News with Diane Sawyer, Time Magazine, and O Magazine, along with numerous other print, television and radio outlets around the globe. In her videos, Ilse uses popular ASMR techniques, such as the gentle tapping of her fingernails or scratching on hard objects such as tables, computer keys and a cheese barrel. She gently runs her hands through puzzle pieces, picking them up slowly and then letting them drop lightly back into the box they came in. She very softly caresses dried flowers and makes soothing sounds with them in her hands. Another favorite is to roll bubble wrap around in the palms of her hands, making a mellow, crinkling sound. An example of an alternative technique involves the relaxing hand movements used to identify creative ways to fold towels. These are only a few of the many ideas she and others in this field implement quite successfully to help viewers release their stresses of the day, quiet their minds and gradually drift off to sleep, or simply relax. There is another equally vital part of her videos as well, and that is her voice. This is of paramount importance in ASMR videos. Her voice, as well as that of others who make these relaxation-type videos, is a soothing, soft-spoken easy listening voice, using an even tone and whisper (such as the name implies). I’ve also noticed in her videos, as well as in others in this genre, that she speaks with the utmost clarity in her words, pronouncing each word clearly and keeping her lips moist, so as to make the words sound even more pure. The power of voice inflection is nothing new. Fans of Delilah, host of

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the nationally syndicated nightly radio song request and dedication program, along with those who remember the popular Bob Ross painting videos (“Let’s put some happy little clouds in here.”) on PBS, can attest to the influence a calming voice can have on one’s psyche. To test out this concept, I decided to try it myself. On three separate evenings at bedtime, I pulled up Ilse’s videos on my cellphone and selected one that I felt was the most pleasing to me. I gave it a fair shot and kept an open mind. I’m glad to report that I found it to be very helpful in relieving my insomnia and helping me fall asleep easier. Interestingly enough, it wasn’t the visual aspect of her videos that worked the best for me; after all, I didn’t want to stay awake watching them and defeat the purpose of my experiment. It was, however, the audio aspect that I found most effective. In my initial trial, her somewhat mundane conversation actually proved to be an advantage for me, because I wasn’t tempted to listen to what she was saying, specifically. Instead I lay there listening to her soft voice, coupled with the gentle sounds she was making, running her hands through puzzle pieces, and in no time I was fast asleep. I only awoke briefly when the video ended some 38 minutes later, after which I quickly turned off my phone and went back to sleep promptly. I tried it again on two more occasions with equal success and each time with different videos. That’s not to say it will work for everyone, but it indeed helped me relax and fall asleep. Some have described the feeling as being like having a gentle scalp massage, with a tingling sensation in their head, neck and spine, or as a feeling similar to meditation. Of those who experience success with ASMR videos, each person is different with their own individual relaxation response and triggers. I’m not aware of any specific scientific research at the moment defining why this process works for some (though not everyone). Some areas of thought indicate it could be a type of residual response to an earlier childhood experience resonating in anything from a soothing mother’s voice to the gentle care and attention a parent gives an infant. Either way, it has proven to be effective for many, and the popularity is growing rapidly. Perhaps the drug-free, homeopathic aspect of the process eliminates the obstacles that would ordinarily inhibit success. So, the next time you have trouble relaxing and falling asleep, you may want to give it a try. You just might become part of this growing trend. Please send your thoughts and comments

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Teaches Youth How to Balance Finances Story by Rachel Barron

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Financial Pathways of the Piedmont recommends starting financial education at a young age and following up on a regular basis with classes about spending and saving wisely.

it’s teaching young children to save, deciding whether your high school senior should borrow money for college, or helping elderly parents manage their bills, nearly everyone can benefit from more knowledge about mastering finances. The U.S. designates April as National Financial Literacy Month, but it is the mission year-round for Financial Pathways of the Piedmont (FPP).

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An independent, nonprofit agency staffed by certified and highly trained counselors, Financial Pathways has served the Winston-Salem area for more than 40 years. Last year, nearly 28,000 clients and their family members benefited from one of FPP’s many counseling services and educational programs. Founded to help people facing financial crises, today the organization also promotes financial literacy and stability via classes and workshops held at the agency’s offices on North Point Boulevard and on-site at schools, universities, churches and companies. “It is no longer appropriate to view financial education and counseling as something only for ‘poor’ or uneducated people, or something only relevant in a time of crisis,” said Peter Laroche, president and CEO of FPP. “Today, many people are not saving enough for retirement, jobs are scarce, and student loan debt is at a record high. People at all income levels need sound credit scores in order to access housing and affordable loans. Everyone needs to be well informed about managing money.” Starting Young Dolores Hill, an FPP financial literacy educator, visits schools to teach some of FPP’s youngest clients about money. “I start by asking kindergartners where money comes from,” she said. “A lot of them say, ‘You go to the bank and get it.’ Then we get them thinking about how that money got into the bank. We help them understand what their piggy bank is for. If we can teach the importance of saving money when they are really young, it is more likely to become a lifelong habit.”

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John Michael Thompson (r.) has his budget audited by counselor Tara Bohley at the Real World simulation event held annually to teach young people how to manage their finances. Parents, educators and youth leaders should contact Financial Pathways of the Piedmont to find out how to enroll their children, students or youth in financial education events.

By middle school, Hill uses games such as “Survivor Island” to help students understand the difference between “needs” and “wants.” Students are given a budget, then asked to allocate it toward various items they would need on a deserted island. “Some of them get really creative—even suggesting everyone share toothbrushes. But in the end they usually realize that they don’t have to have that Xbox, after all.” In high school and college classrooms, Hill teaches lessons that explore in more detail how to devise and follow a budget that includes items such as rent, car payments and utilities. As students begin considering college, they and their parents should have serious conversations about how they will pay for their education, said Shenell Thompson, FPP’s director of financial education. Because of sluggish job growth, the struggle of millions of young adults to repay college debt is receiving a lot of national attention. Selecting a college, and deciding whether to borrow money for it, should be an intellectual rather than emotional discussion, Thompson said. “Parents need to talk with their kids about their career aspirations, and students need to understand the return on the investment of a student loan. Exploring the starting and mid-range salaries for careers will help indicate how much money a student can effectively manage in debt upon graduation. A loan payment in excess of $400 a month is burdensome for a young adult with a salary of $40,000, and it will impact other financial goals, such as purchasing homes and cars.” FPP helps those who are on the verge of defaulting examine their other options, which can include deferment on payments for a period of time. But too often, Thompson said, she and other FPP counselors see young adults who are only beginning to realize the long-term effects of college debt. “I’ve had clients who owed as much as $100,000 in student loans. They are disappointed that with this debt, they cannot qualify for a mortgage.”


All people deserve a chance for financial well-being Financial Pathways is the only non-profit in Winston-Salem and Forsyth County that offers comprehensive financial counseling and education to residents regardless of income. FINANCIAL PATHWAYS CAN HELP WITH: Foreclosure Prevention Counseling Credit and Budget Counseling Homeownership Debt Management Bankruptcy Services for Senior Adults At the other end of the age spectrum, FPP’s Senior Financial Care® (SFC) program offers services that help older adults manage their finances. At a time when they should be able to enjoy life, many seniors face the struggle of living on a fixed income while at the same time dealing with increasing medical expenses. In some cases, a reverse mortgage—a legitimate type of home loan backed by the Federal Housing Administration—may be a good solution for homeowners 62 or older who have equity in their homes and plan to continue living there for the long term. Other seniors may be comfortable financially, but want or need assistance with the ongoing financial tasks of paying bills and filing tax returns. Unfortunately, seniors can also be easy victims of fraud, sometimes perpetrated by people they trust. That was the case of one client, who is in his early 80s and sightimpaired. “When he first came to us, there was evidence on paper that he could afford to pay his bills…but his lights were being turned off, his water was being disconnected, and he was about three months behind on his mortgage,” said Terri Gosh, a certified credit and reverse mortgage counselor for FPP.

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The client is now able to continue living on his own, thanks in large part to the help of Senior Financial Care. He has peace of mind, knowing that his bills will be paid on time and that his account is being monitored for signs of any suspicious activity. “I try to do all I can to help people, and I enjoy working with somebody who can help for me.” Credit Counseling and More Formerly named the Consumer Credit Counseling Service, FPP was founded to help people in financial crisis— particularly those looking to resolve credit issues. In 2012, the name was changed to Financial Pathways to better reflect its vast array of current programs, which involve as much education and prevention as intervention.

FPP continues to provide the highest quality of counseling for issues such as debt management, budgeting, qualifying for home ownership, and foreclosure mitigation. Visitors to the agency’s website, www.financialpaths.org, can learn more about these services, as well as click on the “financial management” tab to see list of classes and online tools, like My Money Checkup® and interactive educational games.

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Lori Clark for WinstonSalem/ Forsyth County School Board By Meghan E.W. Corbett

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are many parents involved in the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School (WSFCS) system that would like to see changes made. Few of those parents think they can make a difference and even fewer take the steps necessary to try. Lori Clark is a parent in this school system determined to do everything she can to make that difference; a difference that has been needed for many years. “This year will likely see the departure of some long-serving and dedicated School Board members who have worked well together and accomplished much,” said Lori Clark. “My hope is that I can be part of a new board that builds upon the solid foundation they have given us and takes it to a new level! I hope to advocate for teachers here and at the state level— ensuring they have the resources they need (money, teaching texts, tools, freedom), so that they believe we understand there is so much more to teaching than the tests. I desire to reach out to our surrounding communities, churches and businesses to ask them to consider more ways to impact our students. I plan to preserve choice—believing that parents who can choose a school for their children are the ones most likely to be involved in education—and that directly impacts student and school success! These are but a few of the ways I hope to make a difference!” Before voting in this type of election, it is important to understand what the role of a School Board member really is. Lori Clark knows those responsibilities well and has made a point to decide where she would fit in among those duties, to do the best job possible in that new role. “The School Board’s basic responsibilities include adopting policies and setting the vision and goals for the district; prioritizing these items; hiring and evaluating the superintendent; and adopting and overseeing the annual budget. An ideal school board will remember that student achievement and preparedness is the goal and will make decisions toward this end at all times. It will welcome accountability from stakeholders and serve as a lighthouse to the community regarding issues in education. It will be key—a liaison—to encouraging and fostering support and enthusiasm for education and teachers. It will use data and evidence to consider policies and will solicit feedback ongoing. It will actively seek engagement and help from the community (businesses, leaders, retirees, etc.) in working toward the goal of preparing students for college, career and citizenship. In these ways, a local school board can be a positive and vital community partner.” Clark also has knowledge of the current School Board members and where she might fit in among them. “While members bring unique

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backgrounds to their seats, they must also know that they are each sole members of a body of nine (here in Winston). One person can do much to impact the atmosphere of a working body (in either direction), but the goal of this School Board should be to ‘keep the main thing the main thing’ (improving education for all) and, [if] focus on that is lost, be willing to step back and refocus with reason and civility.” As much as we all might wish the School Board were not at all about politics, at times (or, infrequently), it can be. Yet, political affiliation should not be the most important aspect of a candidate’s work as a School Board member. “Voters generally do want to know about the worldview of a candidate, because, truthfully, we all have ideas about everything; and they come from a core set of beliefs or truths we have learned, acquired and chosen to believe over time. Our ‘world views’ impact how we answer questions and solve problems—whether it is living life, raising children or being seated on a school board. How we implement solutions is often directed by those core beliefs. As often as possible, a school board member should seek to work on common goals such as choice (we all want that), community (needed in our schools) and control (closer to us is better). Teamwork is more about ‘we’ and less about ‘me,’ and a school board, though made of members with different ‘politics,’ is a team.” Clark’s personal life and interest in her own child’s academic success has fueled her desire to make a difference. She will use this knowledge to serve as a dedicated member of the WSFC School Board. “I am a wife, part-time working mom and candidate for the WSFC School Board; and, like many, I am concerned about the direction of this great country,” said Clark. “I have been a volunteer in many capacities in life—and see this job as a natural follow-on to those activities. I have always enjoyed the privilege of education—and received a solid one from this system myself. I believe that good things are still happening in our public schools today, and I would like to be part of seeing those things continue and even improve. In 2014, we face a whole new world with regard to education, and I promise to champion solutions that incorporate local control, parental choice, community engagement and mentors—for all of our children!”


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CollegeConsulting By Susan Woodall parents, we dream of seeing our children go off to college. It is not until they reach high school, however, that most of us realize what getting into college entails. The process of determining which college best meets their needs and goals, and the application process, can be daunting. Cunningham College Consulting offers them the guidance and assistance to make the experience a rewarding one.

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Julie Cunningham's career was one of natural progression. “After receiving a bachelor’s degree in English from Virginia Commonwealth University and a Master’s degree in counselor education from the University of Virginia, I moved to North Carolina in 1999 and took a job as a school counselor,” said Cunningham. “I worked in middle school for four-and-a-half years and then as a high school counselor at R.J. Reynolds for more than six years. College consulting was a natural next step after my stint as a school counselor. I knew that I wanted to continue working with high school students and realized that being an independent education consultant would give me the opportunity to specialize and develop expertise in one area.” Cunningham’s success can also be attributed to her ability to connect with the students she counsels. “My greatest strength as a consultant is my ability to develop a rapport with students easily,” said Cunningham. “It was my strongest attribute as a school counselor as well, and transferred directly into this role, where trust is a vital part of my working relationship with clients.” Getting an early start on the college admission process is important. Working with Cunningham College Consulting gives you an expert’s insight into what your child needs to be concentrating on in his or her high school career. “Having worked as a high school counselor, I understand course sequences, proper academic work load and graduation requirements, which facilitates prudent class recommendations that clients typically seek from me,” said Cunningham. “Colleges want to see a pattern of academic success within pursuit of a challenging schedule, and students often request guidance in choosing classes that meet both objectives.” To this end, Cunningham College Consulting provides a number of services. “My services include helping students compile a list of prospective colleges based on their goals and preferences; teaching "

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Transitioning to High School: Making Great Decisions Early uncertainty and excitement for rising high school freshman as they take another step forward in their educational career. A new school guarantees higher expectations in subject matter and studying habits. There will be new social activities, and opportunities to interact with a greater number of students with similar and diverse interests. Whether a student’s goal is attending a university, a technical or community college, entering the work force, or joining the military, a variety of classes is available for students to reach those future goals. Rising ninth-graders have a lot to contemplate. Important decisions, from classes to electives, from extracurricular activities to defining your reputation, all have great value, now!

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Class Choice IS Important For the first time, students will be able to select classes based on hobbies and future professional interests. English and math, science and history classes are recommended, based on a student’s “track.” However, while students will be challenged in the area of academics, utilizing electives is an appealing way to incorporate balance into the school schedule. Why not select an elective that has meaning to your life or future, such as speech and debate, foreign language, horticulture, or Bible History?

Establish a Support System High school counselor David Naff shares, “Increasingly, students find themselves with the means and expectations to become overwhelmed with work while in school. It is important to strive for greatness, but not without healthy consideration of limits and the need to still be a teenager. It is important that students have a strong support system. That includes parents, teachers, community members, school counselors, and other advocates who know him or her well. This allows for multiple perspectives on what may or may not be ‘too much.’ It is important to pay little attention to how other families navigate decisions. Consulting counselors and teachers about specifics regarding curriculum is helpful, but ultimately it is up to each family to determine how to progress through high school.”

Establish Routine and Grades First Transitioning to a new school will make most teenagers feel they are able to handle right away ALL of the opportunities high school has to offer. There are fall sports, cheerleading, and many clubs and organizations which will occupy a student’s after-school hours; however, while he or she is still a freshman, it is important to spend the first half of the year focusing on just being a student. Ninth grade does count. For many students, it is the only

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year that focuses on college preparation, instead of college credit; therefore, students who establish a strong academic standing are more likely to “balance” time management and rigorous study schedules later when a sport or theater production consumes numerous evenings and weekends.

Defining Your Reputation Some aspects of high school have not changed. Students are still given a label based on their activities, talents and interests. We know the cheerleader and the athlete, the artist and the musician; however, what title is going to be associated with your teenager’s name? What about the word “journalist?” Classes in journalism can assist your teen with writing and interviewing skills, reading more critically, and learning to use desktop publishing software. Collecting the news will also introduce “student journalists” to a wider range of students, teachers and other staff members. While improving a life skill, journalism students can be dubbed with other adjectives, such as “smart,” “interesting” and “cool.” Electives, clubs, and organizations can be selected based on your teen’s future ambitions. When a college reviews a student’s “resume” of achievements, it could possibly be advantageous to be “gradually” affiliated with a computer, book, debate, or language club. While it is only offered at Reagan and North Forsyth high schools, those with military interests or leanings can join the JROTC program. Making choices based on interest or talent allows students to make a name for themselves—all the while having fun. Rising ninth-graders have many options to reach their academic goals to become a well-rounded individual. While the “drive” to excel is important, students will have to utilize their resources to help eliminate stress and find balance among all the opportunities associated with a new school.


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Elementary Eliminating the Stress Associated With End-of-Year Tests By Lisa S.T. Doss month, an article explored the “Academic Pressures” facing our high school and college students. While elementary students are still learning the rules of testing, there are manageable ways to replace the feelings of anxiety and stress with preparedness and confidence. Young children need to openly discuss their fears, and to find ways to feel comfortable about the testing process. Parents who create games and ultimately make learning fun are indirectly exposing their children to various learning tools.

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Our students will be taking their endof-grade and other proficiency state tests next month, which may include testing in science (fifth through eighth grade); writing (fourth-, seventh-, and tenth-graders); and computer skills (eighth through twelfth grade). While studying is not necessary, students would benefit from a few practical strategies and pretesting reminders to ensure the moment of testing is spent focused and feeling great! Before the Test • Students need to analyze what aspects made them successful test-takers. • Testing is exhausting; therefore, students need to give their body time to recharge. Parents need to explain the purpose of going to bed early. The goal is to wake feeling refreshed and ready.

To increase vocabulary and understanding, it would be beneficial to have students listen to an age-appropriate audio book up to two years above his or her reading level. If listening in the car, parents can ask and answer questions. Reading • If a strategy is effective, use it! Reading the directions twice, underlining key words, crossing out unlikely answers are great strategies if applied with consistency. • The test is designed to consume a specific amount of time; therefore, students should understand the expectation of the passage before reading. Underlining key words or writing up to three words in the margin will help students have a “purpose” for reading. • It’s okay for students to put a question mark in front of truly difficult questions. If time is available, students can return to those questions for one more analysis. Let it be known, the first choice is usually the right one! Math • After reading the question, try to come up with an answer in your head before looking at possible answers. Too often, choices are provided to trick the test taker. • Don’t rush when using scratch paper. Mistakes are easily made and can be the difference between getting the right answer and missing the question. Writing • The one way to become a better writer is to practice or correct past assignments. Focus on improving just two areas. For example, younger students may wish to diversify the first word or include one conjunction in a sentence. Older students may focus on eliminating redundant phrasing. • Practice developing a solid outline.

• Eat a healthy, filling breakfast. As a result, students will focus on doing their best rather than becoming distracted by a grumbling stomach.

• On the day of the test, take the time to create a thoughtful outline. Students can then put more energy into concise wording and a wellconstructed sentence.

Improving Endurance • One of the most important difficulties with EOG testing is that the exam extends beyond a class period; therefore, students need to learn how to stay focused and alert.

Computer • One benefit of taking a computerized test is that most students feel comfortable; however, students should not rush or hit “enter” too quickly, as mistakes are likely.

• Students are already reading factual information at school; therefore, tackle increasing endurance levels by allowing your child to read for pleasure. The book should be on your child’s reading level. Explain the goal, so your child is “on board” to gradually increase his or her reading times.

• The week of testing is emotionally draining; therefore, parents, make those morning and evenings especially positive. Tying a string around your child’s wrist can be a symbolic form of your inspirational words. No matter what the words are, students just need to believe in their ability and do their best!

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Save the Date for A Taste of Spring The evening will feature inspirational music and keynote speaker

Glennon Doyle Melton, New York Times bestselling author of Carry On, Warrior and the blog Momastery.com Glennon inspires diverse audiences to live & work with more courage, boldness & purpose. Her authenticity, power & warmth translate forcefully from the page to the stage.

CareNet Counseling’s 6th Annual Dessert Tasting and Silent Auction to benefit CareNet Counseling - an affiliate of Wake Forest Baptist Health, providing faith-integrated counseling for over 40 years. Friday, May 2, 2014 | 6:30 pm St. Paul's Episcopal Church Honorary Chairs Dr. and Mrs. John McConnell Presenting Sponsor Hartsoe and Associates Heavy hors d’oeuvres, wine and beer. Over 20 desserts donated by area restaurants, bakeries and caterers. Reservations required | Tickets $50 per person Please call 716-0855 for more information.

Improving health of the mind, body, spirit, and community through faith-integrated counseling, psychotherapy, research, and education. children’s adjustment issues • school and learning concerns issues related to ADD and ADHD • grief • life transitions issues related to Autism Spectrum Disorders parenting issues • blended and step families mood disorders • anxiety disorders • stress management Most insurance accepted – no referrals needed

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Summer Camp Showcase! Thanks to all the families who came to see us at the BB&T Ballpark on March 9th for the 2nd Annual Forsyth Family Summer Camp Expo, sponsored by the YMCA of Northwest North Carolina! We had a gorgeous day and hope that everyone who joined us found some exciting summer camp options for their children! Photos by Bonnett Photography / One Shot Photography

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Arts Summer Camps

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Summer Camp Highlights Part 1 of 2 By Meghan E.W. Corbett With so many wonderful camp experiences available in and around the Triad, it can be impossible to choose just one or two for your child. Hopefully, we can help you find just the right camp before the rush!

The Ballet & Performing Arts Centre

Calvary Baptist Church Venture Club

Owner and Artistic Director Natalie Mizell is an expert in the art of dance and is extremely devoted to her students and campers! With all her summer class opportunities have to offer, there is something for everyone! “The Ballet & Performing Arts Centre’s 2014 summer dance classes will concentrate in the areas of ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, yoga and contemporary,” said Mizell. “We also have dance and art camps that will be held from 9–11 a.m. for ages 3–7. Classes are offered for dancers, age three through adult, at various times and dates throughout the summer. Summer may be a great time to rest and relax, but it’s also a great time to keep in shape, improve as a dancer and have fun! Students who dance throughout the summer improve drastically in their abilities and are more successful throughout the year than students that take the summer off.”

There is great peace of mind in having a safe place to send your children when school is out for the summer, and Calvary Baptist Church’s Venture Club is just that and more! “Our purpose is to provide a fun, safe and active environment for kids (completed K–7th) that encourages forming positive relationships and spiritual growth,” said Director of Venture Club Joseph Thomasson. “Venture Club looks to combine the fun feeling of summer freedom while providing opportunities for learning, personal growth and positive relationships. We participate in many field trips [like] Carowinds, Adventure Landing, Skate Haven, Wet N’ Wild and weekly swimming at a local pool. We also will have optional clubs that provide campers time to learn musical and visual arts, sports and fun technology. No other camp provides such a combination of fun activities and personal enhancement, developed within a safe and Christ-centered atmosphere.”

For more information: BalletandPerformingArtsCentre.com

Mad Science Future Albert Einstein in the family? Whether your answer is “Yes” or “No,” there is a summer camp experience that will make you think you do! “Our goal is to spark imaginative learning in elementary-aged kids by using hands-on, fun science,” said Mad Science Staff Manager Emily Masters. “We believe that all kids are capable of being scientists and aim to give them an engaging, memorable experience. Aside from being a great place to meet new people and experience new things, camp is a wonderful place to have fun and discover new interests, hobbies and passions that have long-lasting impacts on kids’ futures.” For more information: Piedmont.MadScience.org

Reynolda House Summer Adventures Reynolda House Museum of American Art is a treasure to all who call the Triad home. It is a breathtaking property rooted in the history of Winston-Salem, and everyone should take advantage of all it has to offer. Day camps during the summer for children are a great way to get them involved in this beautiful experience. “What makes day camps at Reynolda House special is the combination of history and art; while they create, the students are literally surrounded by masterpieces of American art, stunning architecture and historic furnishings,” said Director of Marketing and Communications Sarah Smith. “Reynolda House Summer Adventures are a tradition in WinstonSalem and an experience that children never forget. If your child enjoys art or 52 • forsythfamilymagazine.com

For more information: CalvaryNow.com/ventureclub

Pro Dance Academy Miranda Lobs, owner of Pro Dance Academy, puts her knowledge and energy into her dance classes year-round, as well as into her summer camps for kids of all ages! “Pro Dance Academy offers fun opportunities to explore the world of dance, from toddler camps that include dance parties and crafts, to kid and ‘tween classes in hiphop, jazz, contemporary, clogging and ballet,” said Lobs. “If you are looking to stay active in dance over the summer, or try out dance for the first time to see if you find a love for it, Pro Dance Academy’s Summer Intensives are the best place to do just that! Take the whole camp or just one class a day; we’d love to see you either way!” For more information: ProDanceAcademync.com

writing, this is one camp that must be on your list! During the museum’s new Creative Writing Workshop, students will engage in the writing process to produce their own written compositions, from pre-writing through the publishing stage. The workshop will include book-making and other art activities in the studio, lunch-and-learn sessions with guest speakers, an exploration into the history of the Reynolds family and the Reynolda Estate, and a glimpse behind-thescenes of the museum.” For more information: ReynoldaHouse.org/kids


Winston-Salem Christian Academy Parents of K-8 children wishing for a camp rooted in religion will find a great experience for their children at Winston-Salem First’s summer camp. “[This camp is] 10 weeks packed with fun, experiments, fun study of scripture, physical development and each week ends with a field trip,” said Human Resources Administrator Terri Smith. “For our younger campers, the Summer Fun Kids Camp features specially themed weeks ending with an outdoor activity or field trip. Older campers will enjoy the Teen Extreme Camp designed specifically for their interests. Campers have an opportunity to choose between our regular camp activities or a specialty camp offered on specified weeks. While we function in the real world, our campers will learn how to stay ‘Christ-centered’ in everyday life and create memories for the years ahead.” For more information: WSchristian.com

Studio Create There is something so incredibly rewarding about teaching children in a way that is so much fun they do not even realize it is educational. It is like hiding vegetables in macaroni and cheese and watching them gobble up all those nutrients you could never get them to eat otherwise. Studio Create will give parents that rewarding feeling, as well as the fun that comes with teaching your kids without them knowing it! “Studio Create camps offer fun and exciting ways for children to create,” said Leigh Ann Alexander. “Our small camps (less than 10 students per camp) offer lots of individualized instruction and attention. Studio Create camps are designed and instructed by an awardwinning teacher who makes sure the kids have so much fun they don’t realize they are learning.” For more information: 336.689.3669

SciWorks’ SciCamps We are incredibly lucky to have so many wonderful, educational places for our children to go when school is out for the summer. One of those great places is SciWorks, and the fun SciCamps for elementary school-aged children. “SciCamps are interactive, hands-on and include indoor and outdoor activities, crafts, exhibit exploration and a planetarium show,” said Ally McCauley. “This year’s camps feature a variety of themes in physical and natural science, including animals, chemistry, film animation, pirates and more! Children have a natural curiosity about the world around them, and SciWorks’ summer SciCamps offer them the chance to indulge and nurture that curiosity. Best of all, these camps offer kids the opportunity for hands-on exploration and inquiry learning. A 2005 study of at-risk youth found that students who took part in a week-long residential outdoor program experienced a 27% increase in measured mastery of science concepts, as well as enhanced cooperation and conflict resolution skills, gains in self-esteem, problem-solving, [and in] motivation to learn and classroom behavior.” For more information: SciWorks.org

Sawtooth School for Visual Art How about a future artist in the family? Forget future…you may have a great artist now, and the Sawtooth School for Visual Art can immerse your child in a broad range of art forms including painting, drawing, sculpture, mixed media, collage, book illustration, stopmotion animation and puppetry. “[We] offer eight weeks of full-day and half-day summer camps for kids in pre-K through 5th grade, starting on June 23rd and running through August 15th,” said Nannette Davis, Youth Program Coordinator “Themes change weekly and include ‘At the Circus – Under the Big Top’ and ‘On the Earth, In the Sea.’ Sawtooth School is the Triad’s premier community art school, so the level of art instruction is second to none. All instructors are professional artists and/or hold degrees in art education, and Sawtooth is fully equipped with all the supplies and resources required to teach, demonstrate and display art. At Sawtooth, we know that selfexpression leads to greater self-confidence and higher self-esteem. Summer art camps at Sawtooth bring out the very best in the children who participate!” For more information: Sawtooth.org

Betsy-Jeff Penn 4-H Educational Center Kids can enjoy all the benefits of the great outdoors at The Betsy Jeff Penn 4-H Center in Rockingham County. Owned and operated by North Carolina State University’s Cooperative Extension, it allows campers to enjoy a remarkable array of programs at extremely reasonable cost. “This year, we are celebrating our 50th anniversary and encourage children to come and enjoy our 250 acres of fun, filled with horses, archery, swimming, canoeing and much more,” said Stacy Burns. “Summer camp allows for experiential education to occur through physical skills, such as canoeing, as well as social like making friends or teamwork, Betsy-Jeff skills, [which] directly relate to a child’s Penn 4-H development and self-efficacy and, as a Educational result, summer camp helps to create Center confident and caring citizens.” For more information: BJpenn4h.org April Issue 2014 • 53


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From Super Heroes to Princesses, Hot Wheels to American Girls, Cooking, Camping, Dinosaurs, and much more - it’s not just gymnastics anymore at Gymnastics Salem’s Totally Kids Summer Camps. Come one day or stay all week. Choose mornings, afternoons, or stay all day!

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Welcome to summer at Forsyth Country Day School! We are excited to offer a wide variety of personal and academic enrichment activities for students on our state-of-the-art campus in Lewisville, North Carolina. Along with courses for academic improvement, our offerings include visual arts, fun academic offerings, and athletic classes for students of all ages. We can't wait for you to participate!

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Whether you are a first time homeowner or have worked your way up to dream house status, House 2 Home is here to help! The following pages offer a multitude of resources to take care of almost any need you may encounter along the way!

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By Meghan E.W. Corbett home buying process is a huge undertaking. There is so much to know before beginning your search, and finding the perfect house can sometimes be impossible. With all the options out there, sometimes your best bet is building a new home or renovating an existing property to create something with your specific needs and tastes in mind. Once you decide on this path to the perfect home, you will be faced with countless decisions, from whom to hire and how much you can spend, to what kind of countertops and which stain of wood floor looks best. All of these questions can be answered at the 2014 Home Builders Association of Winston-Salem (HBAWS) Spring Parade of Homes.

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The spring parade “…gives consumers the opportunity to meet and talk with builders and their trade suppliers face-to-face,” said HBAWS Executive Vice President Megan Parks. “Those who attend will see new home construction, developments (both weekends) and remodeled spaces (2nd weekend only), which offer the consumer a variety of touring aspects. The parade is free to the public, and is a great time to see the latest new home features and products, along with outdoor spaces and landscaping techniques. Individuals can gather ideas for updating their current homes and create a dream book of resources for the home they are planning to build.” While the housing market continues to transition, North Carolina welcomes growth in annual home sales and prices. “During the past year, we have seen a significant increase in both the number of home sales and home prices,” said Beverly Godfrey, 2014 Spring Parade Chairperson and President and CEO of Coldwell Banker Triad, REALTORS. “Last year, the number of homes sold in NC increased by 20%, and the sales volume increased by 25% from the year before. Most of what has been called the ‘shadow inventory’ from banks and foreclosures has been depleted. Now we are seeing more activity in a greater number of new home communities, with an increase in new

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construction starts throughout the Triad, giving consumers a wider range of price points, features, builders and neighborhoods than we have seen throughout the past several years.” As always, the Spring Parade of Homes is possible because of the partnerships between the HBAWS and fantastic local businesses. “Piedmont Federal Savings Bank is our Spring Parade Sponsor again this year,” said Parks. “The Alderman Company, who handles advertising and design for Piedmont Federal, is responsible for the beautiful poster and cover art for the Spring Parade newspaper insert. Beverly Godfrey, President and CEO of Coldwell Banker Triad REALTORS, is the chair of this year's Spring Parade of Homes Committee—bringing energy, creativity and extensive knowledge of our local real estate industry.” All of the wonderful information and knowledge you can gain at the Spring Parade of Homes will certainly be a valuable resource when your home project begins. It is a great way to meet qualified professionals in all areas of home construction and avoid the risks that come with hiring blindly. The home building and remodeling process can be lengthy, so it is important to hire professionals that understand your goals and are willing to do whatever it takes to achieve them.

For more information about the Spring Parade of Homes, visit www.springparadeofhomesws.com. You can also look for the “Spring Parade” tab insert in the Winston-Salem Journal on the Fridays before the Parade—April 25th and May 2nd. The insert includes information and photos of homes, remodeled spaces and developments on the Parade, as well as contact information for the builders. The 2014 HBAWS Spring Parade of Homes is free to the public and will be held Saturdays and Sundays, April 26th–27th and May 3rd–4th, from 1–5 p.m. For more information about the Home Builders Association of Winston-Salem, visit www.hbaws.com, or call 336.768.5942, or email Megan Parks at meganp@hbaws.org.


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a superhero for a marketing icon and a name like Weed Man, you know this company is doing lawn care a little differently, which is exactly what franchisee Jason Bridges envisioned when he started his company. Since then, he’s been bringing that philosophy to the Triad, one lawn at a time.

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Jason is a businessman who knows that service is the number-one priority in any company. One of the first things you see when you walk into the office is a large sign on the wall that reads, “We Exist to Serve.” Each employee is encouraged to embody that motto every day. Says Jason, “The goal from day one was to be the premier lawn care business in the Triad, and that means doing all of the little things well, each day. Here at Weed Man, we view ourselves as a SERVICE company that is in the lawn-care business. We emphasize the service part by striving to deliver what we promise to each and every client. If growth is the indicator of satisfied customers, then we feel we are hitting the mark. However, we are continually evaluating ourselves to find ways to improve.” It is obvious when you meet Jason that he enjoys his work. Ask him what he loves most about his business, and he’ll tell you it’s dealing with people. “I especially like that I’m working with people within my own community. It’s great getting to meet so many people in the surrounding communities and in my own neighborhood. I like the fact that I have the opportunity to learn about the local businesses of my customers, because I believe that local businesses working together within the community is really important. I also really enjoy helping homeowners create a great outdoor space that they can take pride in and enjoy with their families.”

that they can familiarize themselves with each customer’s goals for their specific lawn. They are passionate about taking care of our clients’ needs.” “Our customers are homeowners who take pride in their property. They realize that it doesn’t cost much more for us to do the work than if they bought the products and did the work themselves. By letting us take care of their lawns, our customers get guaranteed results and don’t have to handle, store, or apply the products. This gives them more time to spend on the things they enjoy, like family, friends, travel, or just relaxing.” As the company gears up for another year of lawn care, what they are focusing on right now is the Pre-emergent that is being applied to their clients’ lawns. Says Jason, “Pre-emergent for crabgrass is KEY. By applying a Pre-emergent barrier, we keep the crabgrass from germinating. This sets up the lawn for a great season. Once crabgrass comes up in a lawn it is very difficult to kill and it can smother the existing grass. Doing a Pre-emergent is a very wise investment for anyone with a lawn.”

If you spend any time around the Weed Man staff, it quickly becomes clear that Weed Man is a family-oriented business. Jason explains, “Above and beyond being a small business owner, my personal beliefs begin with basic Christian ethics. I have a great group of employees who all have families of their own. I believe in treating people the way I would like to be treated and leading by example.”

Besides the basic lawn-care service that Weed Man offers, their most popular services are Mosquito Control, Bermuda Grass Removal, and Aeration and Seeding. The Mosquito Control program gives clients an affordable way to eliminate the annoyance of mosquitoes in their lawn during the summer months. Bermuda removal is a three-step process that starts in June, and eliminates all Bermuda grass, requiring you to then aerate and seed in the fall to fill in those bare areas with desired Fescue grass.

“We have a great, young team with a plethora of Green Industry experience. When we bring on a new employee, the goal is for that person to be here long-term. All of our technicians are licensed by the state as pesticide applicators and dedicate themselves to ongoing education in the field. We assign our technicians defined territories, so

Weed Man is currently running a discounted special on their Mosquito Control program. Additionally, they offer FREE estimates, grub control, disease and insect control, and organic soil enhancement. Jason and his team would love the opportunity to help you with your lawn-care goals. They can be reached at (336) 760-1668 or WeedmanUSA.com.


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TED KAZAKOS – Candidate for District Court Judge By Susan Woodall e are privileged in this country to have a say in who we select as our elected officials. It is something we should not take lightly. It is up to all voting-eligible individuals to educate themselves on the candidates who are running for any given office, in order to make a conscientious decision.

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Ted Kazakos, an assistant Forsyth County district attorney, is running for District Court Judge. A native of Forsyth County, Kazakos is dedicated to our community and the judicial process. “I began my work in the legal field as an intern with the Forsyth County DA’s office,” said Kazakos. “My responsibilities included interviewing witnesses, working with law enforcement and preparing for trial. While in college and law school, I interned at the DA’s office without pay. During that time I became passionate about helping members of our community. These summer internships, coupled with a full-time job at a civil firm, drove me to begin my career as an assistant DA. I give a voice to domestic violence victims, help business owners recover property, and fight for children in need through our interstate child support court. I was hired as the designated domestic violence prosecutor in our county; I now prosecute habitual offenders and felony domestic violence cases. As a Domestic Violence Prosecutor, I am a representative to the Domestic Violence Community Coalition and was designated as a member of the Elder Adult Task Force. I was also chosen as the attorney to represent Forsyth County in Uniform Interstate Family Support Act court. In this courtroom, I fight to get money due to children from non-supportive parents. Should these cases get appealed, I handle the matters in front of the North Carolina Court of Appeals. I am also a board member of SCAN (Stop Child Abuse Now). The opportunity to serve Forsyth County, afforded by the creation of this new judge seat, is one I could not ignore. I look forward to listening to the citizens of Forsyth County and rendering fair and consistent verdicts in civil and criminal cases. While I will no longer be an advocate in the courtroom, I believe that my routine experience and in-depth knowledge of the legal process will make me an effective member of our judiciary.” Prosecuting cases in front of the bench has allowed Kazakos to gain insight into the duties that being a judge entails. “The most important characteristic to possess as a judge is integrity,” said Kazakos. “Second to that is being a patient and impartial arbiter of the facts. If elected, I will maintain these standards, in addition to working hard for the citizens of Forsyth County. I will bring my legal acumen and ability to the district court bench. My attention to detail and industrious work ethic will help me render fair and consistent verdicts in all matters, from traffic court to family disputes and other civil matters. Most importantly, I will bring my rational disposition and dedication to justice. Finally, I will bring experience. I have logged several thousands of hours in the courtroom. My courtroom will be conducted in a respectful and professional manner. I recognize the importance of staying current on both criminal and civil law, as they change frequently, and I have endeavored to keep up-to-date with the legal issues that may confront a district court judge. I will measure my success when I develop a reputation for fairness and correct interpretation of the law.” Ted Kazakos is a dedicated husband and father of two young children. He is strongly committed to the betterment of the community and supports and participates in many causes. “As a native son of Forsyth County, I care about the community in which I grew up and have chosen to raise my children,” said Kazakos. “I want the community to know that I believe our county is a place where people should feel safe and, if the need arises for court intervention, they will appear before a [judge] with an open mind and a fair attitude. My decision to run for district court judge is not self-motivated. After years of dedication to serving my fellow citizens, I have earned immense support from the local bar and the community at large. My expertise, disposition and commitment have driven me to this point, and I feel confident I will be successful in continuing to serve the people of Forsyth in this new capacity.” For more information, visit the website at www.tedkazakosforjudge.com. 62 • forsythfamilymagazine.com


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Good Friday, April 9, 2004, Michelle and Cory Boyte welcomed Lillie into their family of three. Along with sister, Hannah, Lillie was a special blessing with a smile and spirit that could light up a room and touch a world. Little did the Boytes know, their Lillie would touch the world of children and families dealing with neuroblastoma, a rare form of pediatric cancer.

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Like many families, the Boytes enjoyed family beach trips. With two little girls, Hannah, 5 and Lillie, 2 ½ years old, these were the days parents wish they could freeze in time and hold on to forever. “During our family beach trip in October 2006, we began to notice that Lillie wasn’t sleeping well, but she was away from home and out of her routine, so we didn’t think that much of it. But once we returned home, the poor sleep continued, and she looked a little pale and seemed tired. Nothing out of the ordinary for a toddler with a virus,” recalled Michelle Boyte. When the symptoms persisted, Michelle took Lillie to PrimeCare, where the physician did blood work. “The doctor was alarmed when Lillie’s hemoglobin was 6.5 and her platelets were 22,000. I later learned that normal hemoglobin is 12.0 and normal platelets are 150,000. We were immediately sent to the Brenner Children’s Hospital Emergency Room. Lillie stayed overnight and had more tests, and the next day we were told that Lillie had stage IV cancer with only a 30% chance of survival,” said Boyte. The Journey to Save Lillie When Lillie was diagnosed, she had a tumor on her adrenal gland the size of a softball, areas of disease on her liver and 80% of her bone marrow was diseased. “Lillie had all of the aggressive treatment recommended, except the bone marrow transplant. We took Lillie to St. Jude in Memphis, TN, five days after her diagnosis, where there was a clinical trial that Lillie could be part of. Brenner Children’s Hospital was instrumental in a very quick transition to St. Jude. When she did not respond to the treatment, we went to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in Manhattan, NY. After only one round of treatment, Lillie was declared NED (no evidence of disease),” commented Michelle Boyte. The next six weeks of remission status was filled with hope and the birth of the Boytes’ third daughter, Eva Hope. Lillie and her dad, Cory, returned to NY for a follow-up scan when Lillie became ill [again], and the physicians discovered

“With a 2-week-old, Eva, and Hannah, then 5, I flew to NY to be with Cory and Lillie and determine the status of the disease and the treatment options. After 6 weeks we realized a cure would not be found for Lillie. She bravely battled ‘the beast’ for 10 months. She was finally cured on August 28, 2007, when she went to Heaven,” said Michelle Boyte. Finding a Way to Go On After Lillie passed away, Michelle Boyte began struggling with the true purpose of her life and of Lillie’s illness. “What were we supposed to learn or do with this heartache? There had to be a reason. Our faith remained strong and we knew God could take this pain and bring something good from it; He works all things for good,” recalled Michelle Boyte. Almost a year after Lillie’s passing; the Boytes and some friends began talking about a foundation to help other families dealing with neuroblastoma. Lillie’s Friends Foundation was founded to provide real hope to families by raising awareness and funding for innovative research that significantly increases cure rates; support is also given to families throughout the crisis that comes with the child’s diagnosis. Ultimately the goal is to give people a very tangible way to help kids fighting cancer. But, it is also extremely important to share our faith and our story of hope after tragedy. Good things can and will come, but it is a choice we make. “Got Friends?” This year on Saturday, April 19, 2014, Lillie’s Friends Foundation will hold their 6th Annual “Got Friends?” 5K and Family Festival at BB&T Ballpark (home of the Winston Salem DASH). The 5K starts and ends at the stadium and runs through historic downtown Winston-Salem. The Family Festival will be held inside the stadium with lots of fun for the whole family, including games, inflatables, crafts, face painting, kids’ band, visits from BOLT, the WF Demon Deacon and, of course, the Easter Bunny. Don’t miss the huge egg dash on the outfield, with over 10,000 toy- and candy-filled eggs!! The 5K begins at 9 a.m., and the Family Festival runs from 9–12 p.m. Proceeds from the event will help families on a personal level with support and information. Lillie’s Friends has donated over $100,000 for research and helped many families with the financial burden of their child’s diagnosis,” commented Michelle Boyte.


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who live in Clemmons know how lucky they are! It is a fantastic bedroom community that is safe, convenient and beautifully maintained. People take care of their properties, hold doors open for strangers, and lend helping hands whenever and wherever necessary. For the past five years, the people of Clemmons have come together to share this notso-secret gem of the Triad with fellow residents and visitors at Clemmons Community Day.

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“Clemmons Community Day was established as a way to bring Clemmons together as a community while promoting local businesses, services and offerings available in our village,” said 2014 Lewisville-Clemmons Chamber Chairperson Joanna Lyall. “The day provides something for all ages. Former Mayor John Bost and Jody Peske, former Chamber Chairperson, were the originators of the event. We’ve all felt strongly about continuing this annual event to provide a means to promote our community and the businesses that choose Clemmons as their home. Clemmons is a great place to live and do business, and this event celebrates that. In 2013, the Lewisville-Clemmons Chamber partnered with the Jerry Long Family YMCA’s annual Healthy Kids Day. As a Chamber member, the YMCA offered its facility and grounds for the event. We were able to involve more merchants, add more healthy activities for children and were able to move our event to the ‘hub’ of Clemmons. We have had more than 80 vendors at the last few years’ events and look forward to a larger list of vendors, as well as attendees.” Karen Bartoletti, Executive Director of the Jerry Long Family YMCA and Vice President for Association Wellness added, “This a wonderful merge with the YMCA Healthy Kids Day and allows families to take advantage of a day together, as well as learn more about how to stay active and healthy throughout the year.” In addition to promoting local businesses and bringing the town together, Clemmons Community Day supports the Clemmons Food Pantry and brings awareness to hunger in our area. “The

event admission is free to the public, but we highly encourage the donation of non-perishable food items,” said Lyall. “The Food Pantry truck will be on site that day and we are hopeful that they pull away that day with a truck full of food.” Because of all the wonderful things Clemmons Community Day does for local businesses, residents and those in need, it is no surprise local celebrities are excited about getting involved. “Last year, Kimberly Van Scoy of WXII joined us as the emcee for our event,” said Lyall. “After she attended last year, she expressed an interest in coming back in 2014. We were thrilled with her offer to attend and help facilitate our day! We also have The Cross Vine Band providing entertainment.” Though it is sometimes easy to forget, planning Clemmons Community Day is a huge undertaking and needs the help of a very special group! “This event would not be possible without our generous sponsors,” said Lyall. “We are fortunate to have so many businesses and individuals that support this day. For those businesses or groups that want to be part of the day, booth forms are available on the chamber website at http://lewisville-clemmons.com. Our vendor deadline is Friday, April 11th. Event guests should come early to enjoy the full day of activities. Additional parking will be available at the Novant Clemmons Medical Center. We will provide shuttles from the hospital to the Y. Food will be available at the event with excellent price points. We will have free screenings provided by Novant Health and Wake Forest Baptist Health. Kids can enjoy face painting, appearances by well-known characters and other activities, such as bounce houses and the favorite rock-climbing wall.” The 5th Annual Clemmons Community Day is scheduled for Saturday, April 26th at the Jerry Long Family YMCA in Clemmons. For more information, please contact the Lewisville Clemmons Chamber at 336.970.5100 or email at lewisvilleclemmonschamber@gmail.com


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RiverRun Film Festival to Hold Free Screenings & a Dog-friendly Film 16th RiverRun International Film Festival will be held April 4–13, 2014. This year’s Festival will feature 145 films from 33 countries in 10 days, offering something for everyone, from comedies, dramas, and foreign films to documentaries, silent films and animation. Filmmakers, actors and archival experts will attend the Festival and offer discussions following many of the screenings. RiverRun will again offer free screenings for the community during the Festival in Winston-Salem.

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“We offer free community screenings to connect with audiences from throughout the community,” said Andrew Rodgers, RiverRun’s Executive Director. “This program also furthers our outreach efforts and ensures the Festival’s demographics match both the diversity of our local community and the diversity of the films we present.” This year, six films will be screened free for the public. One of the free screenings, “Up,” will be the headline film at the annual Fido Frolic, an open-air screening for dog owners and their pets. RiverRun will also welcome back its ever-popular Saturday Morning Cartoons series (free for ages 18 and under) which includes animation submissions for the youngest Festival-goer. “Up” - FIDO FROLIC & FILM Saturday, April 5th, at One Park Vista on 4th Street; Festivities begin at 6:30 p.m., film at dusk Bring the whole family and your dog to this free outdoor screening of “Up.” Retired balloon salesman Carl Fredricksen is ready for his last chance at high-flying excitement. Tying thousands of balloons to his house, Carl sets off to the lost world of his childhood dreams. Unbeknownst to Carl, an over-eager 8-year-old is on Carl's front porch! Stuck together in the wilds of the jungle, Carl and the boy realize that sometimes life’s biggest adventures aren’t the ones you set out looking for. Sponsored by Flow Subaru This is RiverRun’s annual Fido Frolic selection. Audiences are encouraged to bring their dogs and families to this open-air screening. “THE WIZARD OF OZ” Tuesday, April 8th, at Hanesbrands Theatre; film begins at 6:00 p.m. A 1939 American musical fantasy film produced by Metro-GoldwynMayer, in which Dorothy Gale is swept away in a tornado to a magical land and embarks on a quest to see the Wizard, who can help her return home. It is based on the 1900 novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum. Sponsored by Hanesbrands Inc. Saturday Morning Cartoons Saturday, April 5th and 12th, at Hanesbrands Theatre; festivities begin at 9 a.m., film at 10 a.m. The thrill of watching colorful, funny and sweet cartoons is something every child loves, and sometimes so do adults! Once again our programming staff has searched through our animation submissions to find the perfect stories for our youngest Festival-goers. Festivities include a performance at 9 a.m. by Chuck Fold’s band, Big Bang Boom, and free Krispy Kreme doughnuts. Sponsored by Salem Smiles Orthodontics

“LANDSCAPES OF THE HEART” Tuesday, April 8th, at SECCA; film begins at 6:30 p.m. This documentary chronicles the life of Elizabeth Spencer, a controversial Southern author still writing in her nineties. Spencer authored the novella Light in the Piazza and other poignant stories of race, class and sexuality, during a defining period of American history. Director Rebecca Cerese, Producer Sharon Swanson, and Elizabeth Spencer will be in attendance. Sponsored by Wells Fargo and presented in partnership with Bookmarks Book Festival “THE TRIALS OF MUHAMMAD ALI” Wednesday, April 9th, at Broyhill Auditorium at Wake Forest University; film begins at 7 p.m. “The Trials of Muhammad Ali” is a Kartemquin documentary exploring Ali’s lifelong journey of spiritual transformation. From his Louisville roots, through his years in exile, to receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom, “Trials” traces Ali’s path from poet to pariah to globalambassador for peace. Sponsored by Wake Forest School of Business “THE COLOR PURPLE” Sunday, April 13th, at UNCSA Main Theatre; film begins at 1:00 p.m. Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Alice Walker, “The Color Purple” spans the years 1909 to 1949, relating the life of Celie (Whoopi Goldberg), a Southern black woman virtually sold into a life of servitude to her brutal husband, sharecropper Albert (Danny Glover). The full lineup of films, panels and parties of the 2014 Festival is available at riverunfilm.com. SPONSORS: The sponsors of the 2014 RiverRun International Film Festival help sustain the organization’s mission to foster a greater appreciation of cinema and a deeper understanding of the many people, cultures and perspectives of our world, through regular interaction with great films and filmmakers. Festival sponsors include: Title Sponsors—The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County; Reynolds American; and The University of North Carolina School of the Arts. Presenting Sponsors—City of Winston-Salem; the Millennium Fund; and the Winston-Salem Foundation. Marquee Sponsors—Flow Companies Inc.; Elephant in the Room; John W. and Anna H. Hanes Foundation; Wells Fargo; and Hanesbrands Inc. Premiere Sponsors— JDL Castle Corporation; Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP; and Kilpatrick Design. TICKETS AND INFO: Tickets are on sale at the Stevens Center box office, via www.riverrunfilm.com, or over the phone (336-721-1945). It is recommended to purchase tickets in person or over the phone to avoid third-party handling fees. For up-to-date information, visit www.riverrunfilm.com or call 336-724-1502.


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The Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina’s 13th Annual

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community is blessed to have many respectable organizations working on important issues facing our community. Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest NC is among them. With its network of partner agencies, the organization helps to ensure no one in our community goes without sufficient food to thrive. This month brings an opportunity for you to support the organization’s mission through its wonderfully unique and wildly popular signature annual fundraiser—“Empty Bowls.”

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“This is not just an empty bowl,” said Jenny Moore, as she picked up one of more than 1,000 handcrafted pottery bowls donated for the event. “It holds a promise—a promise to help end hunger. Our guests enjoy a simple lunch and choose a pottery bowl to take home. It’s a lasting reminder of the difference we can make when we come together to help our hungry neighbors.” Guests to last year's Empty Bowls enjoyed a fabulous time and helped to provide more than 581,000 meals to children, families and others in need! The area’s top restaurants provide the meal, with the Sawtooth School for Visual Arts Ceramics Program, Seagrove potters and other talented area artists donating the beautiful handcrafted and painted pottery bowls. The event also serves up a fabulous silent auction offering larger pottery creations, travel packages and more, while The Empty Bowls store features sweet and savory selections prepared by Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest NC’s Triad Community Kitchen, and a great selection of gift items. The event is especially popular among people like Laura Pallavicini, whose commitment to help end hunger extends throughout the year. “My grandmother bought tickets for us to Empty Bowls when it was still in its infancy,” said Laura Pallavicini. “Back then it was held outside in the parking lot of the fire station downtown. The attendance amazed us. It was great to see so many people being educated about a problem that affects so many people in our area. It made me recall the food drives I had been involved in as a high school student, and renewed my interest in getting more involved in helping to address the situation of hunger in our community. No person

should go without nutritious food. Whether a person has lost their job, is living paycheck to paycheck, or dealing with health issues...none of that matters. No one should be hungry, regardless of his or her situation. We live in a nation of excess, and it bothers me to know that hunger is such a significant issue.” Laura believes that raising awareness of the problem of hunger is key, especially among our children, and that everyone can play a role in educating others. “I think raising awareness and educating people is how we truly can expect to eradicate issues such as hunger,” said Pallavicini. “It takes time, but building a foundation of knowledge that begins to unite the community against problems that we all face is where change can take place. Really getting people to understand and deeply care that many children go home from school on a Friday and don’t have a meal until Monday morning, for example, is part of the long-reaching effect of raising awareness. It’s not enough that people feel bad that it is happening; awareness needs to be so high that everyone in the community is committed to doing something about it!” Every empty bowl Laura has taken home has special meaning, and she intends to continue supporting the event for many years to come! “It’s an amazing gift from, and for, our community,” said Pallavicini. “When I think about all the artists who hand-make the hundreds and hundreds of bowls, the restaurants who provide the soup and the community leaders who donate their time to serve and greet people, it’s really uplifting. I think the Empty Bowls event is a great way for Second Harvest to spread its message and, obviously, raise funds for the cause. For our family, the event was what inspired us to think of simple yet effective ‘out-of-the-box’ ways we could contribute all year long. For anyone who has never been, I would say that the Empty Bowls event is fun, interactive, full of hope and committed to making our community a better place for all people. Good food, good company, kindness, generosity and a great piece of pottery to take home all during a lunch hour? What is easier than that?

The Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina’s 13th Annual Empty Bowls, presented by Texas Pete® Sauces, will be held Wednesday, April 23rd, from 11 a.m.–2 p.m. at the Millennium Center in downtown Winston-Salem. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. For more information, or to purchase advance tickets, visit www.hungernwnc.org/events-campaigns/empty-bowls.html.

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your favorite boxer shorts and get ready, because the Undy 5000 is coming back to the Piedmont Triad area! Created by the Colon Cancer Alliance, the Undy 5000 is a national run/walk series that makes a bold statement in the fight against an all-too-common disease. Instead of a typical event T-shirt, participants receive a pair of Undy 5000 boxer shorts and are encouraged to run in family-friendly, underwear-themed outfits to bring attention to, and get people talking about, colon cancer.

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Colon cancer is one of the most preventable types of cancer, yet it is the second- leading cancer killer in the US. More than 140,000 Americans will be diagnosed with colon cancer in 2014, and more than 50,000 will die from this disease. In the Piedmont Triad area, colon cancer has left a bigger gap than some may think; there were 141 diagnoses and 58 colon cancer deaths in the past year alone. Colon cancer might not ever be your first choice for dinner-time conversation, but making colon cancer a subject that people are comfortable discussing does save lives. Despite what you may have

heard, colon cancer is not just an “old man’s” disease. It affects men and women equally and colon cancer is on the rise in the under-50 population, which makes talking about this disease that much more important. The Colon Cancer Alliance is not only encouraging conversation, but also putting funds raised by the Undy 5000 towards prevention, research 72 • forsythfamilymagazine.com

and patient support services. In addition, the Colon Cancer Alliance works with local partners who are taking an active role in promoting colon cancer screening and awareness in their communities. “Last year’s event provided funds that helped 100 individuals in the Piedmont Triad area get screened who otherwise would not have had access to this potentially life-saving service,” said Todd Setter, National Director of the Undy 5000 series. “That’s what the Undy 5000 is all about—drawing attention, increasing screening rates and, ultimately, preventing this disease.” The Undy 5000 provides a one-of-a-kind experience, allowing hundreds of people who have been affected by colon cancer to come together as a community. This event honors patients and survivors in attendance and also remembers lost loved ones. Whether you are an avid runner, a survivor, or are supporting someone affected by this disease, the Undy 5000 provides a morning of inspiration and encouragement. A fun twist to a serious topic, the Undy 5000 is sparking much-needed conversations. People might have to step out of their comfort zone to talk about colon cancer, but talking about it just might save a life.

The 2014 Piedmont Triad Undy 5000 is on Saturday, May 3rd, in Old Salem. The run/walk begins at 9 a.m. Funds raised will benefit the Forsyth Medical Center Foundation. For more information and to register, visit www.Undy5000.org. Use code FORSYTH for a $5 registration discount. Sponsorship and volunteer opportunities are also available. To contact the Undy 5000 team, email Undy5000@ccalliance.org or call (202) 628-0123.


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Piedmont Ear Earth th D Day ay F Fair’s air ’s Spring into Sust Sustainability ainability Piedmont Environmental Alliance (PEA), the nonprofit organizer of the annual Piedmont Earth Day Fair, is planning a robust program full of interactive children’s activities, live entertainment, environmental demonstrations and more than 100 earth-friendly exhibitors — all free to the public.

“The Piedmont Earth Day Fair volunteer committee has worked tirelessly to build a diverse program that will educate the public on environmental sustainability, and keep the crowd entertained and having fun all day long,” said Kristin Wiggins, PEA executive director. This year ’s wide variety of musical entertainment, educational exhibits, and performances are sure to appeal to the expected crowd of more than 8,000 visitors at the upcoming ninth annual Piedmont Earth Day Fair. Live entertainment includes bands After Jack, Doug Davis & the Solid Citizens, and doby. Caroline Calouche and Company also joins the fair from Charlotte for aerial dance performances and demonstrations that will allow both children and adults to try out lowered aerial apparatuses with supervised attention.

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Friends of Brenner Bring Spring Cheer By Heather Spivey

Friday, April 25th, the Friends of Brenner Children’s Hospital will host the 10th annual Cheers! A toast to children’s health. The clinking of glasses, twinkling of lights and hum of happy guests at the Old Salem Visitor Center has become a spring tradition that local food and wine lovers look forward to every year. The event features tastings of over 150 vintage wines, along with bites from some of the best restaurants in our area. For you wine and food lovers and Brenner supporters, this is an evening not to be missed!

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Cheers! is one of the marquee fundraising events presented by the Friends of Brenner, having raised more than $850,000 since its debut. The Friends of Brenner was established in 1987 by community volunteers to raise funds and public awareness for the new children’s hospital in our region. Brenner is one of the most respected pediatric hospitals in the country located right in our backyard. In addition to Cheers!, the Friends commit their time to two other annual fundraising events: the Brenner FIT Challenge and WMAG Brenner Radiothon. The Brenner FIT Challenge is a family-oriented event that has a fitness run and walk that teaches participants how to eat healthy and be fit. The goal is to engage families to get out and move, and to learn about healthy eating. The WMAG Brenner Radiothon is a two-day event that is hosted at the WMAG studio with on-air personalities Lora Songster and Chris Fox. Brenner patients and families share their personal stories and the impact that Brenner has had on their lives. Join us in making a difference to families around the region by calling in on December 4th and 5th to make your pledge or donation to Brenner Children’s Hospital! Cheers! A toast to children’s health Cheers!! attracts a sell-out crowd, with guests ranging from young professionals to accomplished retirees who all share a passion for food, wine and children’s health care. This year’s chairs, Susan and Mark Conger and Julie Groves, said, “We are so excited to be chairing Cheers! A toast to children’s health! We are planning a great evening with lots of food and beverages from wonderful restaurants, wineries, microbreweries and even a vodka producer this year. We want to give a big thank-you to

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BB&T and Bell Davis & Pitt for being our presenting sponsors. The proceeds from the event provide valuable funds for Brenner.” Stacy Petronzio, promotions chair for Cheers!, adds, “Brenner Children’s Hospital is the leading, full-service children’s hospital in western North Carolina and one of the best children’s hospitals in the country. For all who care about children’s health in our community and our region, Brenner is a great place to get involved and to help make a difference.” There are many ways you can help make a difference at Brenner: • Attend and support one of the fundraisers; • Volunteer to help with a fundraiser or directly at the hospital; • Join the Friends of Brenner and volunteer your time to bring awareness to the needs of patients and their families; • Organize a community fundraising event with your friends, family, or business to give support to Brenner; • Become an individual or business donor. For more information on the Friends of Brenner or to purchase tickets to Cheers!, visit brennerchildrens.org or call Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center’s Office of Development and Alumni Affairs at 336-716-7985.


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Mardi Gras Gala Fun THE ENRICHMENT CENTER

By Heather Spivey n Friday February 21st, The Enrichment Center hosted their traditional Mardi Gras Gala at the Donald J. Reaves Student Activities Center on the campus of WinstonSalem State University.

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Matt Gymer & Andrea McDonald Andrea is the Chair of the Board Development Committee and served as Chair of the Mardi Gras Gala

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The center was festively decorated, and high school drama students from UNC School of the Arts were dressed in clown costumes and entertained guests as they arrived. The students also pulled and rode Mardi Gras floats during a parade that featured the event’s Honorary King & Queen, David Archer and Debra Marshal.

King and Queen Dave Archer & Debra Marshall

Lisa Hough & Adam Lefevre Lisa is the voice instructor at the Enrichment Center. Adam is a student at the EC.

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An authentic New Orleans-style dinner was prepared in a large cast iron pot at the entrance to the Center by the Jambalaya Crew from Gonzales, Louisiana. Guests enjoyed talking with the crew and watching them cook the evening’s meal. The Jambalaya Crew is a rotating group of Jambalaya Festival winners who travel to other events in the Southeast to prepare meals. The crew donated the food for the Mardi Gras event.

Guests enjoyed cocktails while browsing the many unique silent-auction items and listening to the music by the Shades of Blue Duo featuring Claire Culbreath on piano and John Brandon on guitar. Later in the evening, guests danced to the music of Bull City Syndicate of Durham, NC. Several of the Enrichment Center students collaborated with eighth-grade students at Summit School to create the masks that were incorporated into fabulous centerpieces that adorned each dinner table. Funds raised will benefit The Enrichment Center, a program for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. If you would like to learn more about the Enrichment Center, or how to volunteer or get involved, please visit www.enrichmentarc.org for more information. Drop in and see the wonderful art display in Gateway Gallery at The Enrichment Center—An affiliated chapter of The Arc, 1006 S. Marshall Street.

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Every Child Needs a Super Hero performing from 10a-6pm. Arts and crafts are available for children of all ages and guests will be given opportunities to participate in raffle ticket drawings and prizes. All of the day’s events will raise money for Heroes Helping Heroes, an organization that benefits orphans and at-risk youth. Profits from the Pedal & Jam event will provide monthly mentorship opportunities, as well as a yearly

Riding High: Pedal & Jam Offers a Challenge with Big Rewards By Karen Holbrook

looking to propel themselves to the brink of their physical abilities, while raising awareness for a good cause, need to look no further than the Heroes Helping Heroes 2nd annual Pedal & Jam event. From the 25-mile, cardio-inducing course to the aggressive 100-mile, three-peak monstrosity, this course has it all and everything in-between.

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Departing from Jomeokee Campground and Music Park, riders will be able to choose from 25-, 50-, 75- and 100-mile course options. The shortest route features a lively ride on the hilly roads through Pinnacle, while the next option, the 50-mile course, will take riders around the King and Tobaccoville areas and end with a climb up Pilot Mountain. For the most vigorous of cyclists, the 75- and 100mile options will take riders up the three peaks of Hanging Rock, Sauratown and Pilot Mountains. Robust riders looking for a challenge will be well pleased with the 100-mile, endurance-packed climbing route that not only covers all three peaks but also has a total elevation gain of 5340 ft. The Pedal & Jam event is not only for cyclists, but also features a host of great local bluegrass bands like Loose Strings, Crossroad, Loose Cannons, Rain Check, Idle Time, A.J. Bennett and Company, The Knot Brothers, and The Robertson Boys

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summer camp program, Seeds of Hope, for at-risk, foster and adopted children in Stokes, Forsyth, Surry and Yadkin counties. In the last four years, these programs have helped 171 children grow spiritually and emotionally through providing them with safe and nurturing environments. The vision statement of the HHH organization is “To mobilize and empower the faith community worldwide to follow God’s directive to foster, adopt, mentor, nurture and feed ‘at-risk’ and vulnerable children, revealing to them that God has plans to give them a hope and a future.” The event will take place at Jomeokee Campground and Music Park on Saturday, April 26th, from 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Entry to the festival is $5. Race fee for cyclists is $35, and registration will begin at 8 a.m. All cycling routes will be supported by professionals from local bike shops, and well-marked rest areas will be available along the course. More information on events, race routes and contact info can be found at www.heroeshelpingheroes.net, as well as on the Facebook page “Heroes Helping Heroes Pedal & Jam.”


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While considering this huge step, Michael and Amy were still taking classes for foster care certification. Two months after the call, on Mother’s Day, Michael and Amy

A Beautiful Surprise: One Family’s Unique Adoption Story By Meridith Whitaker many couples, Michael and Amy Ferrin had dreams of a family. And like many couples, they imagined their family would grow through the birth of their biological children. As their story unfolded, however, it did not follow that plan. Their story reminds us of the importance of openness to what is in store—because sometimes life’s biggest moments turn out to be beautiful surprises.

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Married for almost five years, Michael and Amy discovered that they would be unable to conceive. Although this news was difficult to process, the Ferrins still had a strong desire for a family. They spent some time trying to discern where God was leading them. Amy noticed that many of the students she taught came from broken homes, and the desire grew within her to become an advocate for, and a positive influence in, children’s lives in those early years. So, the Ferrins began the process of foster care certification. During the process, however, they bought a new home and, because of the move, were forced to put the certification process on hold. On March 15th, 2013, Michael received a call from a woman he knew from his previous job at a church in Georgia. She had some news. Her daughter was three months pregnant, and did not feel ready to raise a child. The baby’s grandmother had been praying about the situation, and the Ferrins had come to her mind. She wanted them to consider adopting her granddaughter.

met with the birth parents. All of this was becoming more real. Out of curiosity, Amy asked their foster care social worker what would happen if they decided to adopt. The social worker said, “Well, as long as it’s not something like, say, someone from your church asked you to adopt…” It was bizarre how specific she had been, without knowing the situation at all. Michael and Amy knew that their plans were changing drastically, but the move from fostering to adoption was the right one, and the excitement of meeting their child grew daily. Five months after the initial phone call from the baby’s grandmother, Michael and Amy went to a 3D ultrasound with the birth parents and saw their little girl for the first time. On September 28th, they got the big news, and made it to Georgia in time for her arrival. They gained custody on September 30th, and the adoption was finalized on December16th. Without them having sought it out, Dorothy was officially a member of the family exactly nine months after the Ferrins were asked to consider adopting her.

Michael says that, without knowing it, he and Amy were being prepared for that moment. “We have close friends who have adopted, and we have attended several adoption seminars. It was at one of those seminars where we learned that adoption should not be thought of as ‘plan B.’ For us, that sentiment has become so true.” They knew plenty about adoption, but they did not know it would be part of their story. The foster care classes were not preparing them for temporary parenting—they were preparing them to bring their daughter home for good. Michael and Amy’s advice for anyone considering an adoption is that it is possible to be completely open with the birth family without awkwardness. Amy sends photos and videos of Dorothy to the birth parents, and both families spent time together over the holidays. Dorothy will always know her birth parents and her adopted parents; she just has an extra family who loves her. They also emphasize that the words “give up for adoption,” are misleading. Rather than giving her up, Dorothy’s birth parents made a plan for her life, understanding that the best place for her was not with them. Several hundred miles away, a couple longing for children were ready. “Be open to what God has in store for you,” Amy said. “So often we make plans, intending to stick to them because we think we can control the course of our lives.” In God’s providence, the Ferrins received a wonderful surprise—a gift they never planned for. Finding Dorothy has been the perfect reassurance that in every step of their lives, from job choices to moves, they have followed the right path.


Well Seasoned By Tami Rumfelt There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens. ~ Ecclesiastes 3:1 family recently moved into a new home. Having made this move in the middle of winter, the yard is looking pretty terrible. Other than a few evergreen shrubs that are badly in need of pruning, everything is dead. I can’t wait to see what the twisted branches shooting up from the ground and off of the tree trunks produce, once the days grow longer and warmer. Will tangled-up grapevines actually grow grapes? Will grass grow in the spots that are now bare, after spending the winter covered by a blanket of leaves? I’m trusting that the coming change of season will bring new life in the form of leaves, flowers, and maybe some fruit to decorate our new yard.

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That’s the beautiful thing about seasons. We have the assurance that things are not going to stay the way they are now, in our lives just like in the atmosphere. In the tough, barren seasons of our lives, we can find hope in knowing that it is truly just temporary. The days will become brighter and new things will spring to life and grow.

Calendar April 2014 Josh McDowell APRIL 3, 6:30PM Location: North Hills Christian School (Salisbury) Josh McDowell is a Christian apologist, youth evangelist and author of several best-selling books including Evidence That Demands a Verdict, More Than a Carpenter, A Ready Defense and Right from Wrong. Tickets: $50.00 (per person – includes dinner) Proceeds: North Hills Christian School 704.636.3005 ext. 130

Steve Green / Twila Paris APRIL 4, 7:00PM Location: Green Street Baptist Church (High Point) Steve Green has been honored as a four-time Grammy Award nominee, seven-time Dove Award winner. Twila Paris was named GMA Dove Award Female Vocalist of the Year three consecutive years 1993-95. She has also won three American Songwriter Awards. Tickets: $25.00 (General Admission) / $40.00 (VIP w/ Meet & Greet). itickets.com

Priscilla Shirer (live simulcast) APRIL 5, 10:00-5:30 Location: Pinedale Christian Church (Winston-Salem) Priscilla Shirer is the author of several Bible studies and devotionals specifically for women.The simulcast is a one-day event live from New Orleans, LA. Tickets: $5.00 (per person) 336.788.7600

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Phil Ford APRIL 22, 6:30PM Location: Benton Convention Center (Winston-Salem) Phil Ford is a former UNC All-American basketball standout, NBA player & coach. Proceeds: Associates in Christian Counseling (Winston-Salem) Ticket info: 336.896.0065

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Musing About… The Audacity of Life By Tim Roberts - Pastor of Sunrise United Methodist Church in Lewisville you believe this crazy weather?” It’s a question, or one similar to it, which I am sure you have heard uttered many times over the last few months. Of course, the last several months have produced an awkward weather pattern, or at least it seems that way. Much of last year, we were inundated with levels of rain that we had not experienced for decades. So much so, that I heard Lowes and Home Depot were running specials on gopher wood, and animals were searching some of the travel websites for a cruise with double occupancy staterooms (if you miss those allusions, I invite you read about a really heavy rainstorm found in the Bible). Then came winter. We knew if we continued to have that same amount of precipitation along with the colder temperatures, we would be in for a mess. The cold air came and the weather left. The wet weather returned, but the temperatures rose to spring-like levels. Then the thermometers took a nose-dive and the rain became ice crystals. Soon it warmed up, only to plummet again with more frozen precipitation. We rocked and rolled so much with the uncertain weather patterns, our closets and bureaus were over-packed with winter and spring apparel. Our sense of fashion was thrown to the wind, as I spied one young lady sporting a sweatshirt and shorts. Evidently she was going to be at least half-prepared for whatever Mother Nature decided to throw her that day.

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It was on one of those cold and gloomy days that we had almost become accustomed to, and where the snow had lain on the ground long enough, that I began to experience a bit of SADness. I am sure you have heard of SAD by now. It is an acronym for Seasonal Affective Disorder. Some call it the “winter blues”; others call it “spring fever.” Whichever is your preference, it makes no matter, but one thing is for sure, it is a real condition. I walked outside, just to try to attempt catching a bit of sunshine to boost my Vitamin D levels. But the more I walked around the frozen and lifeless terrain, it seemed, the gloomier I became. As I looked around, I wondered, where is spring? Where is some sign that life will return? The coldness of the brisk and frigid air was chilling to the bone, so I decided to return to the warmth of my unnaturally heated home. So, slowly I began to slosh my way back through the ankle deep snow. Out of the corner of my eye, I caught sight of something that seemed out of place. It was rather miniscule in size, especially against the vastness of the white blanket of snow that stretched as far as the eye could see. But it was

there—color—and a radiant color at that! I trudged over to this nowcaptivating sight, halfway expecting to find only a corner of a dog toy breaking through the icecap. As I came close enough to it, though, a broad smile erupted across my face. The source of this enticing spray of color was not anything man-made at all. It was a flower, a real God-created flower! What I was now beholding was my favorite of all flora—the mighty crocus. I love the crocus! Why? It’s not because it is the most beautiful of all plants, nor does it grow to any great size or bloom for a very long time. No, the reason it demands my highest admiration is because for me, this little flower is the boldest of all plants. Though it seems all other perennial plants sleep through the winter, waiting for the warmth of the sun to wake them from their slumber, the indomitable crocus has the audacity to proclaim life in the very midst of death—hope in the presence of despair! That's why the crocus shall forever receive my highest regard. Of course, any follower of Jesus will see the correlation between the unflinching tenacity of the crocus and the pertinacious hope of the Cross. I believe that’s why, whenever I am blessed to witness this resolute bloom, my spirit is refreshed as I recall the third verse of Keith Getty’s and Stuart Townsend’s In Christ Alone... There in the ground His body lay Light of the world by darkness slain: Then bursting forth in glorious Day Up from the grave he rose again! And as He stands in victory Sin’s curse has lost its grip on me, For I am His and He is mine Bought with the precious blood of Christ. May the Risen Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, bless you and give you hope all of your days. Godspeed,

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By Jordan Skinner situation was less than ideal, we were so young, and had our whole lives ahead of us. Everyone told us how difficult it would be, but we couldn’t have cared less. God had decided to bless us with a child, and we were ecstatic. It took us a while to accept the fact that we were going to be parents, but by the time we were seventeen weeks, my wife and I were finally ready. So, what if it was going to be tough? We were going to have a baby and that was something worth getting excited about!

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On the morning of February 20, 2007, in our seventeenth week, after I had already been at work for some time, my wife called, crying, “Something’s wrong! My back hurts! I just don’t feel right!” Immediately I jumped in the car and met my wife and her dad at the hospital, hopeful that it was just a false alarm. As soon as I walked into the room, I could see the devastation on her face, and I immediately felt a gut-wrenching pain. We were told that there was nothing they could do, preterm labor had already begun, and it was too late. We were going to have to say good-bye. Our healthy baby—our son—could no longer grow inside of my wife’s stomach. There was no explanation for her body going into preterm labor, other than, “maybe it’s stress.” Our baby boy, Carson Lee, was healthy! So she delivered our healthy baby, who in the process had already passed. For the first time in my life, I wasn’t in control. I was completely helpless and unable to do anything to save our son. From a world once so full of choices—names and nursery colors, outfits and cuddly toys—we were suddenly transported to a barren landscape. He was so perfect. He was so handsome. He was ours! Our nurse, Kim, was so passionate about her job. She cried with us, she smiled with us, and I’m sure she shared the same feeling of questioning with us as well. BUT, she also comforted us. She took pictures of Carson; she got hand and foot prints from him; she even dressed him. We didn’t have much time to grieve. We went home, and a couple of days later laid our sweet boy to rest. We went back to work and to school. No one we knew had ever been through anything similar, so we held those emotions as far inside as we could, hoping that ONE DAY we would be blessed with a baby that we could bring home from the hospital with us. Kim, our nurse from the hospital, invited us to walk with the hospital team in the March of Dimes walk in Hickory, NC, for the first time that year. We were honored when we found out that she had used a very touching photo of our Carson on the team “buttons” that everyone in the organization wore during the walk. Less than a year later, on my birthday, we found out that God had answered our prayers, we were expecting again! The excitement and happiness overwhelmed us! We couldn’t wait to tell our family and friends and maybe, just maybe, this was going to be the beginning of our family of 3! My wife was stress-free, living and loving life, but also being very cautious around the seventeenth week. At week eighteen we had our sonogram

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appointment to find out the sex of our baby. “I see…GIRL PARTS…” the tech said. Our eyes immediately started to water with excitement. “But I need to go get your doctor.” Suddenly, that same fear that we felt the morning of February 20, 2007, crept into our minds. We tried not to panic, because we had no clue what was going on, but was it normal to call the doctor in? I didn’t think so. We were told by the doctor that her body was trying to go into preterm labor, again. We were sent home, and she was put on strict bed rest for a week until the next appointment. I had started a new job, and was able to spend a little more time at home. While getting ready for work on the morning of January 19, 2008, our fears were realized once again. My wife had started preterm labor, and regardless of how quickly we acted, regardless of how hard we cried, we were once again told, “I'm sorry, it’s too late, we can’t stop the labor.” We were beyond crushed, I felt anger stronger than any feeling I had ever felt before. We were told that we might have a minute or two to spend with Kyleigh before she would pass. After hours of labor, Kyleigh was born, alive. We spent an incredible hour and 45 minutes with our angel. We watched her heart beat, we told her how much we loved her, and then we told her goodbye. We were immediately brought back to a place of questions, anger, hurt and overwhelming loneliness. We had another memorial service, and laid Kyleigh to rest beside her big brother. Kim once again invited us to be a part of the March of Dimes walk in Hickory, and we immediately felt like part of the family. We knew at that point that the March of Dimes would play a major role in the rest of our lives. We thought about, and prayed for years, for God to show us a way to bring a healthy baby into our lives, and in the spring of 2011, we were introduced to Dr. Ponder at WomanCare, in Winston-Salem, NC. We told him of our struggles in the past, and about our desire to have a baby. With the support of our family, the strength that God had given us, and the advice of Dr. Ponder, we decided to try again, and by the end of the summer, our plan had been put into motion; we were scared, we were anxious, we were hopeful, we were pregnant. One of the many precautionary steps that we took, upon the direction of Dr. Ponder, was a progesterone supplement. We were clueless as to how this would help us get our baby here safely, so we did some research online. We learned on the March of Dimes website that the supplement would allow my wife’s body to gain strength in the areas it needed, and prevent the preterm labor that had stolen our dreams two times before. The progesterone, along with seven months’ bed rest, rounds of steroid shots, a cervical cerclage, and God’s amazing power, all did the job. On March 12, 2012, with our closest friends and family by our side, we finally welcomed our sweetheart, our princess, our baby, Remington Grace. She was born at 37 weeks, and couldn’t have been more beautiful. We took Remington home from the hospital, and a month later walked in the Winston-Salem March of Dimes walk. Of all the years before when we had walked, this year was different, this year we had proof of this organization’s impact. As silly as it sounds, watching my sister walk onto the stage holding Remington to accept the “Best Individual Team T-shirt” award was an extremely rewarding feeling. We were given so much more than an award that year, we were given the precious gift of a daughter.


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Photos of March KMO Event at Salem Gymnastics by One Shot Photography

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Thursday, April 10 10am - Noon 390 S. Liberty Street Winston-Salem, NC (336) 723-9111

J o in u s … FREE Event! Enjoy Guided Art in the art studio, a Mary Time Music event at 11:00am, plus the Children’s Museum’s fun exhibits. Each adult also receives 4 tickets for the fabulous prize board drawings.

Drawings for lots of door prizes! KMO Prize listing from March event at Salem Gymnastics V’s Barbershop – Steph Hipp

Two riding lesson at Cash Lovell – Jen Shubin

Family 4-pack Ice Skating Tickets – Michelle Beck

$25 Cupcakes by Three – Heather Phillips

Two tickets to WFU Basketball Game – Carla Winter

$25 Mac & Nelli’s Gift Card – Annie Seidel

$25 Irvin Roberts Gift Card – Kellee Orrock

Session of Children’s Art Lessons at Studio Create – Amanda Deodson

Salem Gym Summer Camp ($158 value) – Dodie Campbell Mattress Cleaning by Fresh Air Carpet – Kristina Atwood $25 Omega House Gift Card – James Lentz

These monthly events are hosted by

$25 Phoenix Grille Gift Card – Meka Harrell

Kid’s Morning Out

and bring the kids for a morning of fun at

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More than 100 Local Girls will Walk the Runway in the American Girl Fashion Show tradition continues for both American Girl and the Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem, through the American Girl Fashion Show®. Celebrating young girl characters across America’s history—ranging from a Native American Girl living in the Northwest in 1764, through a contemporary girl that overcomes the challenges that our daughters face today—the American Girl Fashion Show celebrates imagination, determination, courage and hope.

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As an American Girl charity partner, the Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem is again providing the opportunity for local girls to participate in its Second Annual American Girl Fashion Show, an event that features an exciting runway presentation of historical and contemporary fashion, emphasizing the changes in both culture and fashion through the decades that lead up to the present day. These Fashion Show events also provide an exciting opportunity for girls, their families and friends, to celebrate a fun day together.

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The Museum will host four American Girl Fashion Shows, on April 12th & 13th, in the Grand Ballroom of the Embassy Suites Hotel in WinstonSalem. Modern Automotive and other local companies are again supporting the Children’s Museum, so it can continue to offer educational programing during this very important year, when it celebrates its 10th Anniversary. For complete details on this exciting show, visit www.agfshow.org

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Kids in the Kitchen Everything Eggs By Emily Eileen Carter & Kristi Marion

EASY BREAKFAST EGGSPREAD

1-MINUTE CHEESE OMELET

6 hard boiled eggs, peeled

1 egg beaten

¼ cup ranch dressing

1 Tablespoon milk

2 Tablespoons chopped, cooked bacon

2 Tablespoons shredded cheddar cheese

incredible egg has its debut in the month of April. With Easter on its way, the egg gets more attention in April than any other time of year, and rightly so. Eggs are packed with protein, and now vitamin D (which plays an important role in calcium absorption, helping to form and maintain strong bones).

¼ teaspoon salt

http://www.incredibleegg.org ] Though your kids may enjoy hiding and dying eggs more than eating them, now is the perfect time to cook these very eggy recipes and feel good about it!

1. Slice eggs down and across eggs in small pieces and place in a medium bowl.

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DEVILED EGG DELIGHTS

¼ teaspoon pepper

Directions:

small whole wheat bagel or toast, toasted

1. Beat egg and milk in a cereal bowl.

Directions:

2. Microwave on “High” for 30 seconds; push cooked edges of egg mixture toward the center. Then microwave until the egg is almost set, about 30–45 seconds longer.

2. Let the kids add ranch dressing, bacon, salt and pepper, and use a masher to mash together and mix ingredients.

3. Sprinkle cheese in bowl of egg, fold omelet in half, place on a plate. Sprinkle additional cheese on top if desired and serve.

3. Spread and serve on whole wheat bagel or toast slices.

6 hard boiled eggs, peeled 1 cup shredded, mild cheddar cheese ¼ cup mayonnaise ¼ cup sour cream salt and pepper to taste paprika to garnish

Directions: 1. Cut eggs lengthwise, let kids help pop out yolks. 2. Place yolks in a small bowl and reserve egg whites. 3. Add cheese, mayonnaise, and sour cream to yolks. Let the kids mash mixture together with a fork. 4. Add salt and pepper to taste. 5. Let kids help add a heaping Tablespoon of each mixture to each egg white and then sprinkle with paprika, refrigerate, and serve when ready.

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iTalk

By teen columnist Isabella Migliarese camp conjures up different memories for most teenagers who have ever experienced a week at sleep-away camp; some teens fondly remember their summer camp experiences and enjoyed them so much they became counselors in their later teen years. Some teens don’t feel as positive about their summer camp days and felt forcibly sent away by their parents. Here, nevertheless, are some tips that help with choosing a camp, packing for camp and how to get the most out of camp while you’re there.

Summer

My parents’ choices for my summer camp when I was younger ended up being a mixed bag. When I was younger, my parents chose camps for me based on word of mouth and where the neighbors’ kids went. I didn’t really have much input into my choices for camp. A way of choosing camp that would make camp more enjoyable for most kids would be to involve them in the decision-making process. Parents could ask their children when they felt ready for sleepover camps, what kinds of activities they would like to do while they’re at camp, and how far away is too far away. In addition to that, the camp-goer should be aware of the different lengths of camps and be able to provide feedback to their parents on how long they want to be gone for camp. Being involved in that decision is important to that camper’s happiness and could decrease the likelihood of experiencing homesickness while away at summer camp. Most kids who are ready enough for overnight camp can help their parents do a search online—that way they would feel more involved in the process. Once a consensus has been reached on which camps to attend, the camper should also be involved in

preparing for camp, including becoming knowledgeable about what supplies are needed, packing those supplies, and knowing how to unpack and organize clothes and supplies while at camp. Most camps send a list of necessary supplies after the camper is registered, and this list should be reviewed together by the parents and the camper. When packing for camp, less is more, except when it comes to underwear. Some helpful packing tips that many parents may not be aware of include odor-resistant T-shirts and underwear, which can be worn multiple times without less desirable fragrances emanating from them; this means you don’t have to pack as many clothes, because there is typically limited opportunity to wash clothes at camp. One example of this type of clothing is a sweatresistant T-shirt made by Silver Edge Gear. From personal experience, I cannot stress enough how important a portable batteryoperated fan can be to your campers happiness. Other supplies that may not be on the supply list are a garbage bag for dirty clothes; water for outdoor water sports; a book to read on rainy days, in case they don’t allow campers to bring electronic devices. The first time a camper attends a longer sleepover camp it might be good idea to go with a friend or cousin. That way the camper has an automatic friend who might understand their struggles with homesickness and be able to help them feel more comfortable at camp. The first time I went to Camp Hanes I went with my cousin Alexa, and I enjoyed this experience so much, we invited another cousin to join us the next year. Because my cousins were there with me and I automatically had a friend, I felt less homesick and was able to relax and enjoy the activities that camp had to offer. When you feel more comfortable, you are more likely to try to new activities that you normally would be too shy and insecure to attempt. The most fun I ever had at camp was the summer of 2008, when two of my favorite cousins attended Camp Hanes with me; we share fond memories of spending the last night at camp together, roasting marshmallows while sharing camp stories and talking about what we would look forward to the next summer when we returned to camp. Summer camps nurture your independence and capacity for self-exploration.


3 The Artist ’s Corner

“Art is not a thing; it is a way” –

Elbert Hubbard

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2 Local Student Sam Brake Wins National Contest! P.S. from Aéropostale Unveils 3rd Grade Winning T-Shirt Design and Awards School $5,000 Kid retailer P.S. from Aéropostale is celebrating the 3rd grade winner of its ‘P.S. What Makes you Smile’ national T-shirt design contest from Clemmons Elementary School! Almost 50,000 kids from across the country showcased their artistic talents for a chance to win $5,000 for their school and their own $500 P.S. from Aéropostale gift card. The contest which ran from October 1st through November 15th encouraged students from grades 1 - 5 to pick up a brush, crayon or even a pencil and design a tshirt to show the world what makes them smile. A winner from each grade was selected. Our f e a t u r e d a r t i s t s for this issue

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Starr Dove, 9th Grade, East Forsyth HIgh School, Art Teacher: Terri Hester Samantha Gaddy, 11th Grade, East Forsyth High School, Art Teacher: Terri Hester

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Grace Mauk, 9th Grade, Reagan High School Art Teacher: Karen Evans Zudareon Wallace-Jordan, 11th Grade, East Forsyth HIgh School, Art Teacher: Terri Hester April Issue 2014 • 91


A Different Way to Dine! Story and photos by Maria Glazener

(pronounced “pinchos”) Pour House is the new kid on the block. The restaurant opened in December and has been receiving rave reviews since then. So what is making Pintxos so popular?

Pintxos

It could be the new style of dining. The restaurant is named after a “pintxo,” or “pincho,” which is Spanish for “small snack.” The idea for Pintxos came from travels to Spain. The restaurants and taverns there have a casual, laid- back and social atmosphere. The food is usually snack- or appetizer-sized, and allows patrons to try a variety of menu items and local cuisine. This experience stuck, and the “small plate” idea developed into Pintxos Pour House: a combination of Spanish-style dining, the traditional English gastropub, and the classic American sports bar to create a “Different Way to Dine.” Pintxos offers something for everyone. The space is open and airy, and the chalk-covered wall and columns create an inviting and casual atmosphere. There are large screen TVs to watch sporting events, and plenty of craft draft beers to choose from. But don’t be fooled, the small-sized plates and drink specials make it a great meeting place for girls’ night out and lunch dates. Executive Chef Christopher Fulk is no stranger to Winston-Salem. He has 25 years of culinary experience and has grown up working in the food industry and in many restaurants throughout Winston-Salem. As the former owner of Christopher’s, his award-winning style brings new and exciting tastes to the Pinxtos menu. Along with the Pinxto (small plates), the menu offers pizzas, sliders, tacos, salads, plates to share and, of course, desserts! If you are looking for a bigger bite, try one of their hand-tossed pizzas, or one of their fresh salads, topped with a protein of your choice. The eclectic menu offers endless possibilities, so be sure to try more than one! Pintxos uses only fresh ingredients and local farm products, whenever possible. They support the local community and hope you will, too. The best sellers are the Sweet Tea Chicken and Waffles: a wonderful mix of sweet and salty. You can’t go wrong with the Beef and Cheddar Sliders, a great American classic, or the Tuna Tacos! Spring is here, and patio season is coming to Pintxos! April is NC Beer Month, and Pintxos is working on several great events. Mark your calendar—a Beer Dinner is scheduled for April 23rd with Foothills Brewery. This will include a beer-related menu with companion beer choices from our local brewery. Pintxos will also start carrying Growlers, glass containers available for customers who love the taste of draft beer and would like to enjoy it at home. As the days get warmer, look for music on the patio and new specials in the coming months. Pintxos is very excited to come into this wonderful location with such a nice mix of restaurants and retail stores. If you are looking for world-wide dining with a unique American twist, then you have to try Pintxos. So, come sample different flavors from around the world in portions that allow you to try many different items. Make sure to bring your friends; you will leave happy, but, don’t worry, you will not leave hungry! Pintxos Pour House is located in The Village at Robinhood at the corner of Meadowlark Drive and Robinhood Road. For more information, you can find Pintxos at www.pintxospourhouse.com, or follow them on Facebook.

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FREE HERSHEY BAR CAKE with purchase of two entrees

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Mon-Thu 11am-9:30pm • Fri 11am-10pm Sat 12pm-10pm • Sun 12pm-9:30pm • Closed M-F 3-5pm your next purchase of $10.00 or more.

FREE Side Order of Chips or French Fries with Lunch Food Purchase

Valid Mon-Thurs Only Expires 04/30/14

Christina’s Dessertery

Phoenix Grille Free Kids Meal with Purchase of Adult Entrée. Expires April 30, 2014

1480 River Ridge Drive • Clemmons 336.712.1883 www.RiverRidgeTaphouse.com

The Village at Robinhood Winston-Salem • 27106 336-924-0238 • www.Pintxospourhouse.com

336-712-0300 1483 River Ridge Dr. Clemmons, NC 27012 (Next to Mario's Pizza and Full Moon Oyster Bar.)

mega House EARLY BIRD SPECIAL! 2-EGG BACON OMELET $3.99

Omega House Family Breakfast, lunch and Restaurant dinner. Fresh homemade buttermilk biscuits!

Cupcakes by Three

Buy one Dozen, Get Second Free!

1498 Peters Creek Parkway • Winston-Salem 336-724-5262 • www.omegahouserestaurant.com

One Coupon Per Customer. Expires 04/30/14

6am-8pm M-Th, 6am-8:30 F & Sat., and 7am-2pm Sun.

336-940-2525 • www.cupcakesbythree.com 107 Gleneagles Way, Suite A • Advance, NC

Now Open at 11am for Lunch

Honky Tonk Smokehouse $3 Off on your purchase of $20 or more. One coupon per customer. Expires 04/30/14 Open Tuesday – Saturday 11 AM – 8 PM 145 Jonestown Road Winston-Salem, NC 27104

336-794-2270 www.HonkyTonkSmokehouse.com Owners – Sam and Susan Platt

51 Wiches 60+ Toppings Your Way!

New Tuesday Evening Lobstercentric Menu starting at $7.99

Open on Easter Sunday at 10am!

Make your Mother’s Day Brunch reservations now!

$5/6 Small Plates

Chang Thai from 4-6:30pm

Sunday-Thursday Join us for brunch every Sunday $5/6 Drink Features All Day Every Day 300 S Stratford Rd Winston Salem, NC 27103

336-724-4518

FREE DRINK & CHIPS WITH THE PURCHASE OF A WICH Expires 04/30/14 Winston-Salem 947 Hanes Mall Blvd. 336.765.0705

420-U Jonestown Rd., W-S 336-659-8062 | www.NewTownBistro.com

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offers an abundance of restaurant choices! Feel-good eating to support Crisis Control Ministry By Lucy Shaffer, Crisis Control Ministry Volunteer

is the date for the 24th Hope du Jour, an annual event sponsored by Crisis Control Ministry, along with participating Forsyth County restaurants, to help those in need in our community. When you dine at a participating Hope du Jour restaurant, you are doing more than eating out with your coworkers, friends and family; you are helping our neighbors who are struggling in the midst of a crisis.

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“The staff at Home Builders Association of Winston-Salem looks forward to eating out for Hope du Jour each year,” remarked Beverly Hayes, Director of Communications and Member Services, Home Builders Association of Winston-Salem. “The hardest part is deciding on a restaurant, because there are so many exciting places to choose from!” There are literally “around-the-clock” dining opportunities for Hope du Jour: coffee, breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, appetizers and drinks, and dessert! From the restaurants that have been loyal supporters for over 20 years,

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to the first-time participants, this year’s event is expected to be even bigger than last year’s Hope du Jour, which had 144 restaurants.

is one of our core tenets to do the right things for the right reasons, and this is absolutely one of those things.”

Captain Tom’s Seafood and Oyster Bar in Kernersville and Diamondback Grill in Winston-Salem have continued to participate since the first Hope du Jour 24 years ago. Chef Don Sprenkle in Lexington, Forsyth Seafood Restaurant and Pig-N-Out Barbecue in Winston-Salem, are just a few of the new participants this year. From bagels to cupcakes, pizza to steak, and everything in between, there is truly a restaurant choice to satisfy every diner’s taste buds.

Hope du Jour is about more than just going out to eat. It is most importantly a fundraiser to help those in need. It benefits Crisis Control Ministry in their mission to assist people in crisis to meet essential life needs, such as paying a mortgage or rent payment or utility bill, providing nourishing groceries, or prescription medications for those who cannot afford them. Last fiscal year, Crisis Control provided services to 23,427 people, touching the lives of one in 24 residents of Forsyth County.

However, Hope du Jour would not be possible without many sponsors, such as presenting sponsors Wall Esleeck Babcock LLP and Leonard Ryden Burr Real Estate, to underwrite the cost of the event. This allows 100% of restaurant donations to go directly to Crisis Control Ministry. BJ Frentzel, Vice President of Operations for Dewey’s Bakery, said, “Dewey’s Bakery participates in Hope du Jour because it

Camino Bakery, Rachael and Alex enjoy coffee

How can you help? Just eat out at participating restaurants on May 6! It’s a fun and easy way you can make a difference in our community. For more information on Hope du Jour and for a full list of participating restaurants, please visit www.hopedujour.org or “like” their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/HopeduJour.

Kayla Kubitz of Dewey's shows cake to Michelle Holcomb


DIRECT FROM MOSCOW, RUSSIA

OWNERS Sam and Susan Platt

FULL-LENGTH BALLET IN FOUR ACTS

MAY 10, 2014, 7:00 PM

145 Jonestown Road Winston-Salem, NC 27104

WINSTON-SALEM FAIRGROUNDS ANNEX

336-794-2270 Let Us Cater Your Next Event

ON SALE NOW! Tickets start at $25 ticketmaster.com or 1.800.745.3000

www.HonkyTonkSmokehouse.com Open Tuesday – Saturday 11 AM – 8 PM Take-Out • Delivery • On-Site Catering

Saturday, May 10th! Check in 7:30am at Sunrise United Methodist Church 1111 Lewisville-Clemmons Road, Lewisville

$25 covers transportation & lunch Seats are limited! Register one of three ways: • Online Registrations: www.TinyUrl.com/Spring14CSH • Phone Registrations: Please call Denise at 413.7610. • Check Registrations: You may also mail in a check, payable to Forsyth Woman. Checks may be sent to 6255 TownCenter Drive, Clemmons, NC 27012. If you mail us a check, please include your email, phone #, and the names of your shopping friends.

Grab your mom, your sister, your best friends, your neighbor & join us for another shop-til-you-drop adventure! Email Denise@ForsythMags.com with questions. *Cancellations received within 15 days of the event are non-refundable. Cancellations for the Spring 2014 CSH must be received by April 25th.

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April Calendar of Family Events NOW THROUGH MAY 4 AMERICAN MODERNS EXHIBITION OPENING 9:30am-4:30pm, 2250 Reynolda Road. Ranging widely in subject matter and style, the 53 paintings and four sculptures featured in this exhibition from the Brooklyn Museum were produced by the most well known artists from 1910-1960.

NOW THROUGH MAY 24 (SELECT DAYS) REYNOLDA SKETCH 10am-12:30pm, Reynolda Sketch is a series of workshops for art students in seventh through 12th grades who are interested in improving their artistic skills. Each 2 1/2-hour session focuses on a different aspect of art making. Cost: $25/members; $35/nonmembers. http://reynoldahouse.org/sketch

MARCH 31-APRIL 27 CYCLING SUNDAY FUN DAY 3:20-6pm, Salem Creek Greenway. Enjoy traffic-free cycling, walking or skating around West Salem and participate in games and activities on the Salem Creek Greenway (between Gateway Family Practice and the Gateway YWCA). Open to the public at no charge. 768.3339 APRIL 3

TERRY KIRBY ERICKSON BOOK LAUNCH GALA/FUNDRAISER 7-9pm, The Historic Broyhill, 3540 Clemmons Road. Book Launch/Fundraiser for the Novant Health Derrick L. Davis Cancer Center Simstein Fund for cancer patients in financial distress. 10% of book sales for the evening to the Simstein Fund! Music, food and drink! Free event. 770.5353

JESSICA MARIE PHOTOGRAPHY

APRIL 3-11 SPORT A SHIRT, SHARE A NIGHT

1 Off

$ 00

your next purchase of $1000 or more. Limit one coupon per customer and per visit. Valid Mon-Thurs only. Expires 04/30/14.

336-712-0300 www.ChristinasDessertery.com 1483 River Ridge Dr. Clemmons, NC 27012

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9am-4pm, 419 South Hawthorne Road. Purchase a $10 t-shirt in support of our families. Order shirts online at www.rmhws.org. Pick-up day is April 3rd. Ronald McDonald House’s Sport a Shirt, Share a Night is April 11th. 970.5658

APRIL 5-18 (SELECT DATES) THE LOST SHEPHERD 3-9:30pm, 2935 Cole Road in W-S. The Lost Shepherd is a spectacular live theatrical production that presents the life of Christ through the fictional story of a shepherd whose lifetime quest is to find the Messiah. Cost: $17/adults; $10/children, $14/person in groups of 10 or more. 784.0856

APRIL 6 FAMILY FIRST: CITYSCAPE SCULPTURE 2-5pm, 2250 Reynolda Road. Take inspiration from Herzl Emanuel’s View of Lower Manhattan on view in American Moderns to develop your own cityscape sculpture. For children in grades 1-6 accompanied by an adult. Registration required. Cost: $8/members; $10/non-members. reynoldahouse.org

FUN FOR ONE NEW HIGH SCHOOL PEP RALLY AND FAMILY DAY 3-5pm, 1200 Salisbury Road in Mocksville. Come out and enjoy live music, food, racecar photo ops, games and more to raise awareness for the May bond referendum vote.

APRIL 8 WOK ‘N ROLL COOKING CLASS 12-1pm, 200 South Stratford Road, #110. Lunchtime Express: Thai food is so popular -- everyone seems to love it. Impress your family and guests with great Pad Thai -make and eat it here with Chef Dianne McConnell. Cost: $22/person. 777.3660

APRIL 10 KIDS’ MORNING OUT 10am-12pm, Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem, 390 South Liberty Street. FREE Event! Grab a friend and bring the kids for a morning of fun at The Children’s Museum of W-S! Lots of fun exhibits and activities! Each adult attendee will receive four tickets for our fabulous prize board! 723.9111

Forsyth Woman GIRLS' NIGHT OUT 5 pm…until! Five Points, 109 South Stratford Road. Enjoy live music, a signature Girls’ Night Out cocktail and drink specials! Receive an extra prize ticket for every can of nonperishable food you bring to help us support the Second Harvest Food Bank and Clemmons Food Pantry. Sponsored by Five Points, Forsyth Woman and Forsyth Woman Engaged!

APRIL 11 & 25 Brownie Camp-in at SciWorks Brownies will explore the “States of Matter” and Juniors will discover the world of “Herpetology.” Pre-registration is required, and space is limited. More info and registration forms at www.sciworks.org or call (336) 714-7105.

ZUMBA IN BLUE: ZUMBATHON FOR AUTISM AWARENESS 7-10pm, 6205 Ramada Drive in Clemmons. Party with DJ Rock'N'Ricks and 12 amazing, certified Zumba instructors. Cost: $10/advance; $15/door. 546.7776

APRIL 12 CALEB’S CREEK ELEMENTARY RUN FOR READING 5K AND FUN RUN 8-10:30am, 1109 Salem Crossing Road in Kernersville. Join us for the fifth annual 5K and one-mile fun run, a familyfriendly event that raises funds to purchase literacy materials for our classrooms. Cost varies by registration date. 703.6757

COMMUNITY DAY: “AMERICAN MODERNS” 12-3pm, 2250 Reynolda Road. Enjoy an afternoon of art, music and dance featuring the Matt Kendrick Jazz Unit and selections from Martha Graham’s ballet Appalachian Spring, performed by the W-S Festival Ballet. Free. Reynoldahouse.org

STAR PARTY AT SCIWORKS 8-10:30pm, 400 West Hanes Mill Road in W-S. Join Forsyth Astronomical Society and SciWorks Planetarium for an astronomy observation in the SciWorks parking lot. Admission is free, and telescopes will be provided. In case of bad weather, call 767.6730 after 5:30pm for an update.

APRIL 13 CAPTURING HOPES PHOTOGRAPHY SPRING FAMILY EVENT & CRAFT SHOW 1-5pm, Southfork Community Center, 4402 Country Club


Road. Craft fair with an Easter egg hunt at 2pm, various kids’ activities, a silent auction and mini photography sessions. Pre-registration for the photo mini sessions is recommended. Email capturinghopes@gmail.com for more information.

SCIFEST AT SCIWORKS 1-5pm, 400 West Hanes Mill Road in W-S. Enjoy live animal programs, wildflower ID hikes, hands-on chemistry fun and planetarium shows. Meet some adorable baby chicks, watch a sheep-shearing demo and much more! Included with museum admission. www.sciworks.org

EASTER EGGSTRAVAGANZA

APRIL 23 13TH ANNUAL EMPTY BOWLS 11am-2pm, The Millennium Center, 101 West 5th Street. Don't miss the annual Empty Bowls presented by Texas Pete® Sauces and benefitting Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest NC. Featuring a tasty soup lunch, a gorgeous selection of pottery bowls, a fabulous silent auction and the Empty Bowls store. Cost: $25 in advance; $30 at door. www.hungernwnc.org

APRIL 25 CHEERS! A TOAST TO CHILDREN’S HEALTH

2-4pm, 1130 Jonestown Road. Pine Grove United Methodist Church is hosting the event featuring an Easter egg hunt, crafts, snacks, a bunny hop and free pictures with the Easter bunny. Free. 391.4688

6:30-9:30pm, Old Salem Visitor Center. An evening of fine beverages and distinctive food benefiting Brenner Children's Hospital. Join us as we celebrate the 10th anniversary of this perennial sell-out event! Cost: $65/person. 716.6285

April 15 PIPP Squeaks Preschool Program at SciWorks

CLEMMONS COMMUNITY DAY/HEALTHY KIDS DAY

10am–Noon Children ages 3-5 and an accompanying parent or adult caregiver will learn about “Seed Need.” Pre-registration and fee required. $7 for members/$15 for non-members (includes museum admission). Call (336) 714-7105 to register.

APRIL 16 WORK FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER CHILDREN’S CHAMPION LUNCHEON 11:30am-1pm, Forsyth Country Club, 3101 Country Club Road. Dr. Dean Clifford, early care and education leader, will be honored at this annual luncheon for her contributions to children and families in our community. Cost: $35/person. 761.5100

EXCHANGE/SCAN SPRING GALA 6-9pm, WinMock Event Center at Kinderton, 168 East Kinderton Way. Cocktail hour, light jazz by Keith Byrd, fine dining by Holly Tate, silent and live auctions, SCAN's Community Hero Award. $60/person. 748.9028

WINSTON-SALEM READING ASSOCIATION 6:30-8:30pm, Kimmel Farm Elementary School. Open to anyone who loves reading and supports literacy. Cost: $40/year membership.

APRIL 22 ADMINISTRATIVE PROFESSIONALS DAY LUNCH AT GRAYLYN CONFERENCE CENTER 12:30-3:30pm, 1900 Reynolda Road. Enjoy lunch, two fun presenters and tour the facilities at Graylyn International Conference Center. Cost $35/person. Topics: Freedom from chronic stress and yoga for the office. To register, contact Nan Smith at smithng@wfu.edu or 758.3074

APRIL 22-26 PLANT SALE AT THE ARBORETUM AT TANGLEWOOD PARK 10am-2pm, 4201 Manor House Circle. The plant sale will feature annuals, perennials, shrubs and trees. All proceeds go to support the gardens and educational programs at the arboretum and gardens. Seminars daily during the sale at 11am. Free entry to Tanglewood. 703.2852

10am-2pm, Jerry Long YMCA in Clemmons. Vendor booths and activities for kids. Free event. Email lewisvilleclemmonschamber@gmail.com with questions.

Enjoy delicious food from our large menu selection as our friendly staff offers you a pleasurable dining experience. Quality and unsurpassed service await you at Mac & Nelli’s

Weekly Dining & Drink Specials: Monday is ALL YOU CAN EAT Create your own Pasta & $5.00 Select Wine

PIEDMONT EARTH DAY FAIR 10am-5pm, 421 West 27th Street. Founded by Piedmont Environmental Alliance, the Piedmont Earth Day Fair is the Triad's largest Earth Day event—full of enrichment activities, entertainment, food and beverages. Free. 259.1099

Tuesday - 25 Cent Wings & $5.00 Well Drinks (Wings are DINE IN ONLY)

April 26 Fit Family 5K

Thursday - 25 Cent Wings & $2.00 Bud Light Drafts $3.00 Red Oak & Blue Moon

Join Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center at the William G. White, Jr. YMCA in Winston-Salem for the third annual Fit Family 5k. The 5K begins at 8:30 a.m. and a 1-mile fun run starts at 8 a.m. Proceeds benefit the Novant Health Foundation and Girls on the Run. Register online http://jonesracingcompany.com/fit-family-5k/

APRIL 27 OPEN HOUSE AT YMCA CAMP HANES 1-4pm, 1225 Camp Hanes Road in King. Join us to learn about the opportunities YMCA Camp Hanes can offer your child this summer. We will be offering tours, time to meet the directors, registration and activities for the family. 983.3131

APRIL 30 PAIRING DINNER WITH FOOTHILLS BREWING AT RIVER RIDGE TAPHOUSE

Wednesday - Half Off Select Appetizers Music & Martini's with Jamie Carroll

Friday & Saturday - Prime Rib

Friday Night Music for April: April 4 - Katelyn Marks April 11 - Sean Mettler April 18 - Eddie Clayton April 25 - Jamie Carroll

Follow us @macandnellis on instagram, snap a picture of your food during your dining experience at Mac & Nelli's for a chance to win prizes. New Year - New Menu THE PLACE TO BE!

6:45-9:30pm, River Ridge Taphouse, 1480 River Ridge Drive in Clemmons. Join us for a five-course pairing dinner. Call 712.1883 for reservations, and ask about our hotel package deals! Cost: $40.

FOURTH TUESDAYS NEWCOMERS & NEIGHBORS OF GREATER WINSTON-SALEM 10-11:30. Trinity Presbyterian Church, 1416 Bolton Street. Monthly interest groups include Book Group, Lunch Bunch, Bridge, Day/Evening Card Groups, Crafts, Dinner and Wine Groups. Free initial meeting; $35 annual dues. 245-8406.

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Advertiser Index Activities Tanglewood BMX.......................................73 Automotive Roger Marion Automotive ..........................63 TJ’s Body Shop .........................................69 Beauty / Styling Irvin Roberts Salon & Day Spa...................25 V’s Barbershop..........................................13 Churches Sunrise United Methodist Church ..............82 Dentists / Orthodontists Chermak & Hanson ...................................43 Kingery & Kingery .....................................29 Salem Smiles............................................21 Tina S. Merhoff and Associates Pediatric Dentistry .............................................17, 73 Winston-Salem Dental Care.......................31 Education Cunningham College Consulting ...............42 Lori Goins Clark for School Board ..............23 Our Lady of Mercy Catholic School............85 Salem Academy ........................................19 Salem Baptist Christian School................... 7 SciWorks...................................................49 St. John’s Lutheran School ........................85 Financial Financial Pathways ....................................45 Fitness C3 Fitness...................................................9 Florist Minglewood Florist....................................85 Home Budget Blinds............................................13 Chris’ Lawncare.........................................57 Fresh Air Carpet Care.................................85 Salem Windows & Doors...........................57 Skeeter Security ........................................11 Stitches.....................................................56 Weed Man.................................................33 Winston-Salem Cleaning Service...............75 Home Health Care Home Instead Senior Care ...........................3 Insurance Breeden Insurance.....................................23 State Farm.................................................13

Lawncare / Landscaping Chris’ Lawncare........................................ 57 Skeeter Security ........................................11 Weed Man.................................................33 Medical Carolina Laser & Cosmetic Center .............19 Carolina Urological Associates ................. 63 Cornerstone Health Care............................27 Home Instead Senior Care ...........................3 Lewisville Laser & Aesthetics.....................33 Lyndhurst Gynecological Associates ..........31 Novant Health...............................Back Cover Wake Forest Baptist Health Brenner Children’s Hospital....................................15 WomanCare...............................................27 Mental Health CareNet Counseling...................................47 Fostering Minds ..........................................7 Old Vineyard Behavioral Health Services… 29 Organizations Old Salem Museum and Gardens...............35 WBFJ ........................................................83 Winston-Salem DASH ..............................IFC Other Lori Goins Clark for School Board ..............23 Moore Self-Storage ...................................75 Ted Kazakos for District Court Judge ..........11 Party, Event, & Entertainment 201 Media ................................................63 Leather & Lace Acoustic Duo .....................69 Ten Little Monkeys.....................................73 Photography 201 Media ................................................63 One Shot Photography...............................61 Real Estate & Housing Berkshire Hathaway Home Services ...........57 Chamberlain Place Apartment....................71 Restaurants 13 Bones ..................................................93 Bonefish Grill ............................................93 Chang Thai................................................93 Christina’s Dessertery..........................93, 96 Cupcakes by Three ....................................93 Honky Tonk Smokehouse.....................93, 95 Mac & Nelli’s............................................97 New Town Bistro........................................93 Omega House ...........................................93 Phoenix Grille............................................93 Pintxos Pour House....................................93 River Ridge Tap House...............................93 Which Wich ..............................................93 Retail Goodwill ...................................................33

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Hip Chics ..................................................25 Minglewood Florist....................................85 Rolly’s Baby Boutique .................................7 Service 201 Media ................................................63 Busy as a Bee Concierge ...........................23 Goin’ Postal...............................................79 iFix Cell Repair..........................................79 Moonlight Designs ....................................79 Nu expression .......................................... 36 Ruff Housing .............................................21 Winston-Salem Cleaning Service...............75 Summer Camps Ballet and Performing Arts Centre ..............51 Calvary Baptist ..........................................51 Eye Level...................................................54 Forsyth Country Day School ......................55 Imprints Cares...........................................54 MadScience ..............................................55 Ogburn Stables Ranch ...............................55 Pro Dance Academy ..................................49 Reynolda House Museum..........................51 Salem Gymnastics… ................................54 SawTooth School for Visual Art ..................50 SciWorks...................................................73 St. John’s..................................................51 Studio Create ............................................50 Triple Threat of High Point & Winston-Salem .........................................50 Winston-Salem Christian School Summer Camps ........................................55 YMCA .......................................................49 Technology Nu expression ...........................................36 Upcoming Events American Girl Fashion Show......................88 Clemmons Community Day .......................67 Colon Cancer Alliance, Undy 5000 ............63 Derby Day .................................................41 Easter Egg Hunt Hay Rides at Tanglewood Stables......................................................27 Empty Bowls .............................................71 Forsyth Magazine’s Spring Consignment Shop Hop ............................95 Hospice Hope Run ....................................41 Lillie’s Friends… ......................................65 Parade of Homes .......................................59 Pedal and Jam Festival ..............................78 Piedmont Earth Day Fair ............................99 RiverRun International Film Festival ...........69 Vision Hawthorne Eye Associates .........................41 Shapiro Eye Care .......................................27


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