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Ryan Wood Tree Dedication

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Irvin Roberts Salon

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Unique Gifts & Sweet Temptations – Kilwins!

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Cornerstone Health Care

V’s Barbershop A Father’s Encouragement Helps Son Achieve His Dream

An Appalachian State Festival 2013

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Salem Academy

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Judith Davis Kuhn Early Childhood Center Dedication

Planting the Seeds of Innovation and Transformation at SciWorks

The Family that Races Together Hospice & Palliative CareCenter’s “Camp Carousel:” Moving from Heartache to Healing

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Spreading the Word and Making a Difference Here at Home

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Daphne on a Mission with Sozo Children

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Turn the Town Purple: Novant Health Tackles Obesity with Community-Wide Campaign

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Odyssey of the Mind: A Journey in Creativity

Transitions Winston-Salem Dash Baseball Loved a Million Times Over

Storytelling in the Digital Age

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The View From My Section

June 2013

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Triad Mom’s on Main: Clever Ways to Get Kids to Behave

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One Forsyth Father From the Horse’s Mouth iTalk Small Stories for a Big World Family Friendly Dining Guide: Christina’s Dessertery

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Out and About in Winston-Salem: “No to O” Flock the Yard

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The Artists’ Corner

My girls are home from college and our house is abuzz once again. Just the way I like it! I savor each and every moment I can, while I can. The past few months have taught my family that lesson all too well! So parents, hug those babies—big or small! Love is what makes life worth living! School is out and VACATION is top of mind for most everyone! We have a couple months to wait on ours, as we typically go at the end of the summer. Too bad I can’t afford to vacation once a month! There’s a great deal on a cruise this December on pg. 47, so be sure to check it out! There’s also plenty to do right here in our backyard, so consider some mini-vacations or day trips! Our cover story is Cornerstone Health Care and you can read all about what sets them apart from all the rest! We are lucky to have so many wonderful options to care for our family’s health needs! Our Summer Camp Showcase ended with our May issue, but if you find yourself still in need of summer camps, refer back to our March through May issues for any last-minute camp needs you may encounter. As always, please thank any of our advertisers you may utilize for supporting Forsyth Family Magazine! We could not do what we do each month without them or you, our wonderful readers! June is a time to celebrate our fathers, so be sure to let the special men in your life know what an impact they have had on you and your family! We have a new dad among us here at the Forsyth Magazine family. Congrats Aron & Amy on your new little blessing, and congratulations to the graduates of 2013!

Kids in the Kitchen Blessings!

Calendar of Family Events

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Amy, Aron and baby Elijiah, who was born May 11, 2013.

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The View from My Section...

By A. Keith Tilley

Welcome to the Next Act. end of this school year represents another one of those so-called “milestone moments” for my family and me. My oldest son begins high school next year, while my youngest son starts middle school. This happens to be a very impactful milestone for us, especially with my youngest son “graduating” from elementary school. I’ve learned from the past that this transition is more difficult than we ever imagined it would be.

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I came to this realization recently when I began to tackle one of the more challenging projects on my To Do list: cleaning out my office and storage closet. I had procrastinated on this project for years, too many years, in fact, due to its magnitude in terms of the time and effort involved. As I went through stacks of folders, old bills and statements, and assorted piles of miscellaneous paperwork, old magazines, school folders, birthday and holiday cards and so on, I realized I had underestimated the scope of this project entirely. Each slip of paper had to be looked at, filed, trashed, or put in a bag to be shredded. You can’t imagine how long it takes to go through every single piece of paper in an office and storage closet, with statements going back for more years than I care to admit. Anyway, as I perused this assortment of information, there were moments that made me stop and think, and reminisce about the time and circumstances surrounding that particular piece of memorabilia. One large group of items included both of my boys’ artwork and writing essays from kindergarten through fourth grade. As I looked at the minimasterpieces and Pulitzer-worthy essays, I remembered what I was thinking during those days. At the time it seemed like every week they were coming home with one thing or another that needed to be displayed on the Art Wall, otherwise known as the refrigerator. I remember thinking, there’s no way I have room for all this and it’s not like I can keep every piece of artistic work they do throughout school. What I didn’t realize then was something I’m well aware of today. Which is, there is a reasonable end to most of those special pieces of memorabilia coming in, and that’s when they leave elementary school. I know from my older son that middle school doesn’t provide parents with the same personalized artwork, drawings of our family, stories that recall their most recent vacations and holiday activities, Thanksgiving turkeys made from their hand print, essays on what they want from Santa, or what they want to be when they grow up, Valentine bags full of 6 • forsythfamilymagazine.com

miniature cards and candy, Easter egg hunts, Field Day ribbons and so much more. When they exit elementary school for the last time, they leave behind all of those sweet, memorable trinkets of nostalgia that represent one of the better parts of being a parent, to witness and be a part of. I never thought I’d miss going through all the creative, and to be honest, sometimes not so creative, projects that, nevertheless, were uniquely theirs. Yet, just as everything else in life eventually does, this time, too, has passed. So when my wife and I sit in the folding chairs on the gym floor watching our young man walk across the stage that very first time to receive his certificate (pseudodiploma), it will be a bittersweet moment for both of us. As parents, you want to see them grow up and see who they become, and yet you never want to let go of the child in them. No matter how many times they remind you they’re no longer one. So, as my family shares in these two milestone graduation ceremonies, my sons will be looking forward. One, to the excitement and anticipation of beginning one of the best parts of growing up, our high school years; and the other, to taking the next step in gaining more independence. But as for my wife and me, we will be looking backwards at the past and remembering what they used to be. So, I guess maybe we can make room for a few more trinkets. Send me your thoughts and stories at www.theviewfrommysection.com


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Ryan Wood Tree Dedication By Meghan E.W. Corbett

Ryan Wood’s life was cut short because of an incurable form of cancer, the impact he made on our community will be felt for many years to come. He touched the lives of many whom he never met with his strong spirit, loving nature and courageous attitude.

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The community of Clemmons celebrated its 4th Annual Clemmons Community Day last month, and though Ryan was not there, his presence was felt by all. “Ryan and his illness and a group of friends created a heightened sense of community for so many in Clemmons,” said Joanna Lyall, chairman of Clemmons Community Day. “Mayor Bost worked with his own brother’s foundation to get a tree for our Clemmons Community Day. Having the tree dedication in memory of Ryan and other young, courageous youth represents the strength of our own Village of Clemmons. The entire community was inspired by the group of young people led by Ryan’s best friend, Jake Still, who supported Ryan through his illness. The tree will continue to remind us all of our great community, as so many folks visit the YMCA’s playground and track.” Ryan’s story even reached the Mayor’s office. “Though I never knew Ryan, the fact that a young man could turn the hearts of a city, and in fact a region, while battling an illness that to most would be emotionally, mentally and spiritually disabling, let alone [deal with] the physical limitations, deserved recognition,” said Clemmons Mayor John Bost. “As well, to give his scores of friends an opportunity to nurture the love he birthed within their hearts seemed to be the essence of true community, and thus appropriate for this annual event. What better way to memorialize this young man than by symbolizing new life and the new beginnings that were birthed in his passing? As well, my brother’s tree endowment had just achieved the capacity to begin funding tree plantings, so I put the two initiatives together and then asked permission from our regional YMCA to place the tree, with the gracious permission of Ryan's parents.” Ryan Wood is truly an inspiration to us all, but unfortunately, there are others who must brave losing battles with cancer. “Before we had completed our planning, we lost another young man to a similar disease, Mr. Josh Rominger, also a member of the Jerry Long YMCA,” said Mayor Bost. “The timing of the event seemed both practical and quite providential, given the prayers of so many kids across the community.” The tree dedication in honor of Ryan Wood will give back to the Clemmons Community for years and years to come, but it would not have been possible without the support of the people of Clemmons. “The intense volunteer organization necessary to pull this event off, now four times; the photos taken during the day; group hugs and prayer huddles; enhanced attendance, especially among teens and what they brought to the parents and relatives of Ryan and Josh; the balloon launches and the funds raised for the tree marker, along with a plaque and memorial book for the family, all indicate what a community can do when it locks its arms in love around one of its own,” said Mayor Bost. “One of the most memorable times of my six years as mayor.” “The tree will serve as a constant reminder of what Ryan did for his community through his courageous battle with cancer,” said Lyall. “This dedication was an important part of our event, as it continued to bring our community together, and will honor those that face this same battle in the future.” Photos by The Portrait Gallery

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V ’s Barbershop By Susan Woodall are so many wonderful things about living in this day and age. The advances in technology, medicine, travel, etc. make our lives better in many ways. However, there are also reasons to long for the past with its slower pace, gentility and simplicity of life. Now there is a place where men and boys can experience both while making new memories and traditions—V’s Barbershop (registered trademark).

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In early April, franchise owner Adam Thomas opened V’s Barbershop’s first North Carolina location in Winston-Salem, bringing back the authentic and original barbershop experience. V’s Barbershop was founded by Jim Valenzula in 1999, when most of the old-time barbershops had all but vanished. V’s restored the concept by blending old-time charm with a contemporary twist in a unique, upscale environment designed for today’s men and boys. From the real barber chairs and flat-screen televisions to great haircuts and hot lather shaves with a straight-edge razor, V’s Barbershop is the premier authentic, upscale barbershop in the nation. “Walking into V’s Barbershop will feel incredibly nostalgic,” said Valenzuela. “There’s a long galley ahead of you, with our signature checkerboard flooring. In the shoeshine chair sits a gentleman with his pant legs rolled up, bantering with the shoeshine attendant. Waiting in hard wood chairs are men and their sons, reading about the latest game or how to become a better runner. Hung on the walls behind them are authentic pictures of iconic sports heroes. And in the authentic barbering chair is a man receiving a first-class haircut from a professionally trained 10 • forsythfamilymagazine.com

barber—prodding one another about what’s just been said on the television. This is his place. It’s his barber. It’s his chair—in his neighborhood. V’s is his place.” Looking for a new business venture, Thomas was instantly impressed by the authenticity V’s Barbershop offers its patrons. “It is really a great experience to visit a V’s, and I think everyone in Winston will truly enjoy their time here,” said Thomas. “V’s is much more than a great haircut, old-fashioned straight-edge shave, or shoeshine. It’s the real barbers, the real barber chairs, the iconic photos and the aroma of a real barbershop. The men and boys of Winston-Salem are in for a real treat.” Women have long had wonderful beauty salons which offer many services, but men have not been as fortunate until now. Not only is V’s Barbershop the place to go for a great haircut, straight-edge shave and shoe shine, it also offers men’s facials, beard trim, bald-head shaves and hair coloring. In addition, V’s carries an extensive assortment of men’s hair and skin care products from leading suppliers, such as American Crew, Jack Black, The Art of Shaving, Kent Combs and Brushes, and Lucia Bay. Every barber at V’s Barbershop is fully licensed and board-certified. There is a full-time shoe shine attendant available every day of the week.


For those who just can’t get away from technology, no worries. “We offer HD TVs at every chair, free Wi-Fi, free soft drinks and coffee,” said Thomas. But best of all, we have created a great place for guys to call their own. Our slogans are, ‘It’s a guy thing’ and ‘Bringing Back Handsome.’ So, in essence, we are the place for a guy to come to get a great haircut or other service and know that we are dedicated to helping him look and feel great about the man he is.” V’s Barbershop is located at 380 Knollwood Street, Suite C, in Winston-Salem. Just look for the traditional red, white and blue barber pole! V’s is open M–F from 8 a.m.–6 p.m. and Sat., 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

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A Father’s Encouragement Helps Son Achieve His Dream By A. Keith Tilley

time “All-Conference” player and two-time “Conference Player of the Year.” He was also named “Conference Pitcher of the Year” his senior year. Add to this that he was an all-state player for four years, “2005 Gatorade North Carolina Player of the Year,” and finally, an honor-roll student. His achievements at West Forsyth earned him the opportunity in 2007 after graduation to play for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His initiation into college ball, however, was a rough transition. Although his play was still developing in his freshman and sophomore seasons, the Tarheels were enjoying much success as a team. UNC was runner-up to Oregon State in the College World Series in 2006 and 2007 after he arrived. Greg had to watch the 2007 series (his freshman year) from the bench. However, to his and the team’s credit, the Tarheels would continue their streak the next two years, 2008 and 2009, making it four straight College World Series (CWS) appearances.

Despite the success, his college years were not without their challenges. His freshman and sophomore years were especially difficult for Greg as he Greg Holt began playing Little adjusted to the college game. It League baseball growing up, he was during this sophomore had a dream not unlike many young athletes season that his confidence today: to make it to the pros someday. Of would be tested to the limit. course, what Greg didn’t know was, the odds Struggling initially as of this happening are very small. Consider, designated hitter and beginning for example, one recent report by to doubt his own ability, he hsbaseballweb.com. The report explains how looked to the one person who had most baseball players chosen for college and been with him through it all, his father. pro ball have played on what is referred to in Lucky for him, Brian, a former pitcher himself the sport as a “travel” team (i.e., AAU, Babe on his college team, knew what Greg was going Ruth, American Legion and so on). It’s also through and just how to help him get out of his these players that have the best chance of slump. Greg credits his dad for both inspiring being selected to play on their high school and motivating him to take his game to the next team. Considering this as the starting point, level. He immediately began putting more the odds only get worse from there. The report emphasis on his pitching game and gained indicates that less than three in 50 (5.6%) high valuable experience at the position his school senior boys who play for their school sophomore year. It was the next year however, will go on to play in college. Of those only when his superior talents and skills began to 10.5%, or about eleven in 100 “senior” college Photo by Gary Dize (Potomac Nationals) emerge again on the field. Beginning his junior players, will be drafted by a Major League year he was moved exclusively to the bullpen, Baseball team. Overall, only about one in 200 where he was able to focus solely on his strength, pitching. His game (0.5%) high school senior boys eventually make it into the pros. Next, excelled to the point where he earned a spot pitching in the regionals of consider that, according to another recent survey, 10% of parents of the NCAA tournament and fell just short of another trip to the CWS. children playing on those “travel” teams expect their child to play in the Then, in the 2011 Major League Baseball draft his senior year at UNC, Majors someday. Talk about pressure. Greg took the first step in achieving his ultimate dream. He was selected Fortunately for young Greg, it wasn’t his parents pushing him to achieve by the Washington Nationals in the eighth round. He went from playing in higher levels, but instead it was his own will to succeed that drove his less than half of UNC’s games his freshman season to accomplished desire for the sport. Of course there’s no denying that his parents, Brian pitcher, and then to being drafted by the Washington Nationals. Today, and Sandy Holt, did contribute some very good genes for him to work with. Greg pitches for the Carolina League Potomac Nationals. Thanks to his Brian played baseball and Sandy was on the swim team at their alma new team, he will get the chance to come back home several times this mater, Springfield College in Massachusetts. Although many know the season when they visit BB&T Ballpark to take on the Winston-Salem Dash. college as the birthplace of basketball, for Brian it was his love of Although fans in this area heavily support our Dash team, many will America’s favorite pastime that he so graciously passed on to his son. also be cheering for one player on the opposition this season, the local hometown favorite from Clemmons, NC, who turned his dream into Greg was rewarded for his exceptional talent at West Forsyth High School, a reality. pitching and playing third baseman for the Titans. He was named a four-

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Irvin Roberts Salon & Day Spa By Meghan E.W. Corbet

it comes to how we look, many of us find ourselves standing in front of a mirror thinking about how bored we are with our hair, or makeup, or overall appearance. It is easy to get in a rut and stick within our comfort zones, or with the easiest, lowmaintenance hairstyle we can. But, since we all only live once, why not have fun with your look for a change? The outgoing, energetic staff at Irvin Roberts Salon & Day Spa can show you how easy it can be to show off the “new you� without hours in front of the mirror.

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“After being in the industry for 12 years, I felt like I could give so much more to my guests than had been offered to them before,� said Owner Jennifer Hutchins. “I wanted to do something different, something more than the standard hair salon. We aren’t just here to do hair, skin, nails and massage; we do so much more!�

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Named for Hutchins’ grandfather Irvin and father Robert, the success of Irvin Roberts Salon &Day Spa is truly a team effort. “I have an amazing team,� said Hutchins. “They share the ideas and have the same drive I do about our guests being the most important. We all work together to make sure they are taken care of and leave happy. It is an experience we give, not just a service. We work together very well, and I think our guests can feel that when they come in.� Hutchins is always looking for the brightest new talent in the salon industry when it comes to selecting her staff. Her newest staff member, Jennifer Leonard, brings well-rounded training and a fun personality to her guests. “I attended Carolina Academy (A Paul Mitchell Partner School) and have been licensed since 2008,� said Leonard.


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“I am certified and have experience in all areas of skin care, including facials, microdermabrasion, chemical peels, eyebrow and eyelash tinting, facial and body waxing, and makeup application. I enjoy not only helping my guests relax, but also educating them on their skin and helping them reach their skincare goals. I am committed to continuously educating myself in order to stay current on the newest trends in skincare and makeup/beauty.” Leonard’s attention to detail and ability to stay ahead of the curve offers her guests peace of mind that every trip to Irvin Roberts Salon & Day Spa will be relaxing and will leave them feeling fresh and beautiful! “I was attracted to Irvin Roberts’ reputation for quality and style,” said Leonard. “I was also drawn to the fact that I have the ability to offer and customize the services that I feel my guests need and want. The staff at Irvin Roberts has an individualistic attitude, and they genuinely care about their guests. They are committed to providing an exceptional experience to each and every guest. The girls provide personal service in a friendly and unique environment, and their passion for their crafts is undeniable. I am very grateful that I have a career that I enjoy so much. Helping people feel beautiful and relaxed is very rewarding. I am looking forward to growing my career at Irvin Roberts Salon & Day Spa and helping many new guests reach their skincare goals.” One of the newest offerings at Irvin Roberts Salon & Day Spa is the Image Skincare O2 Lift Facial. “This luxurious treatment infuses oxygen, plant-derived stem cells, peptides and a high concentration of enzymatic botanicals into the skin, leaving it luminous, rejuvenated and refreshed,” said Hutchins. “This facial is designed for all skin types, perfect before a big event, or whenever your skin needs a little ‘pick-me-up.’ It helps to detoxify the skin, promote healing, circulation and cell regeneration, brighten the complexion and plump up the skin.” Irvin Roberts Salon & Day Spa also offers keratin treatments for those who suffer from frizzy, summer hair. This summer, let the experts at Irvin Roberts show you how it’s done.

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An Appalachian State Festival 2013 By Meghan E.W. Corbett we appreciate it as much as we should or not, calling North Carolina home is a blessing. We get to enjoy the beauty of the mountains, the peaceful escape to the ocean and fantastic professional and college sporting events throughout the year. One of the best features of living in this beautiful state is the long-kept secret of all it has to offer. For whatever reason, millions of people flock to states like New York or California, while the rest of us get the perks of those places without the stress, pollution or high cost of living. Perks like An Appalachian Summer Festival!

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“The festival has been a vehicle for diverse entertainment in the High Country for locals and visitors alike,” said Marketing Manager Megan Stage. “Entering its 29th season this July, the festival began as a chamber music festival by the generosity of Arnold and Muriel Rosen, who had a second home in the High Country and wanted to enjoy the same types of highquality arts programming as they did in Florida. With the help of many other patrons, the festival has grown throughout the last 29 years and has expanded programming across a diverse mix of genres including music, dance, theatre, visual arts and film.” This diversity creates an environment that can satisfy all tastes, all ages and all interests. “An Appalachian Summer Festival is dedicated to creating a well-rounded arts experience that will excite and lure people from all walks of life,” said Stage. “Not only does the festival bring thousands of visitors here each July, these same visitors also spend time away from the festival enjoying the rich and enticing aspects of small-town mountain life. The festival is just one component that creates an unforgettable mountain getaway for visitors to this area. We also want to make sure that the local community feels proud in what the festival does for them and takes ownership in the once-in-a-lifetime events that come through town each summer.” The talent the festival attracts each year speaks for itself. “With our main performance hall undergoing an extensive renovation, thanks to generous supporters Bonnie and Jamie Schaefer, we are thrilled to be bringing some incredible artists to open the space this year,” said Stage. “Broadway superstar and ‘Glee’ actress Idina Menzel will be the first performance in the new Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts, accompanied by the Eastern Festival Orchestra, on July 18th. Other Schaefer Popular Series artists include Boz Scaggs, An Evening with Lyle Lovett and His Acoustic Group and An Acoustic Evening with Mary Chapin Carpenter and Shawn Colvin with special guest Suzanne Vega. The festival’s popular Outdoor Fireworks Concert is on July 6th, with country music’s The Band Perry.”

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These musical performances are in addition to the lectures, visual arts exhibitions and workshops available at the festival! “For those interested in attending a festival event and needing more information about the festival and the area, we have an “area guide” section of our website that hosts various hotel package information, things to do in the area, restaurant information, etc.,” said Stage. “We have the entire festival schedule on our website, including videos, bios and ticketing information.” This summer, start a new tradition and spend some time in the breathtaking North Carolina mountains. An Appalachian Summer Festival officially kicks off this July in Boone! For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.appsummer.org, call 800.841.ARTS (2787), or email boxoffice@appstate.edu.


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Unique Gifts & Sweet Temptations – Kilwins!

By Heather Spivey is a new aroma in town— Kilwins. Nestled in the convenience of Thruway Shopping Center between the Juice Shop and Digits, Barry and Mardie Worst have opened this familiar franchise filled with delectable chocolates, fudge, ice cream and more. The flavors are all extraordinary, from chocolates to ice cream—Salted Caramel, Traverse City Cherry, Toasted Coconut and Cake Batter, just to name a few. Flavors are also added seasonally.

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Oftentimes, you will find Barry stirring the batter or hand-paddling the fudge on the marble slab—it is all quite an experience and treat for your nose and for your taste buds. Father’s Day – Are you looking for that perfect gift? Kilwins has the perfect gift box with 6 unique truffles sure to please: • Bacon Maple Truffle • Bleu Cheese Toffee Truffle • Stout Beer Truffle • Coriander Peppercorn Truffle • Chipotle Pepper Truffle • Pistachio Cardamom Crunch Truffle

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ALLERGIC RHINITIS What is Allergic Rhinitis?

Allergic rhinitis, commonly referred to as hay fever, is a very common condition affecting more than 20% of people living in the United States. Allergic rhinitis is caused by exposure to substances in the air called allergens. Allergens are usually harmless substances, such as pollen, dust mites, pet dander or mold that the immune system typically ignores. However, in people with allergic rhinitis, the immune system mistakenly identifies these allergens as ‘intruders’ and generates a reaction against them. Specifically, the immune system produces a specific type of antibody called IgE (the ‘allergy antibody’) against the allergen (e.g.cat dander), The IgE antibody coats immune cells called mast cells. Mast cells exist everywhere the body comes in contact with the outside environment (the skin, respiratory tract, gastrointestinal tract) and contain a number of chemicals, such as histamine, that cause allergic symptoms. On exposure to an allergen, the IgE molecules bind to it and this triggers the mast cell to burst and release its histamine and other chemicals.

What are the Symptoms of Allergic Rhinitis?

will develop within 15 minutes. Blood based allergy tests (commonly called RAST tests) measure IgE antibody in the bloodstream and can also be used to diagnose allergy triggers. Such testing, however, has limitations and skin testing remains the preferred method to identify allergic triggers.

How is Allergic Rhinitis Treated?

The cornerstone in the treatment of allergic rhinitis, is to avoid allergens that trigger symptoms. A variety of medications are useful in treating symptoms as well. Antihistamines are useful for alleviating itching and sneezing, while decongestants alleviate congestion. Nasal sprays (both steroid and antihistamine) effectively treat many nasal symptoms, while a variety of antihistamine eye drops are available for eye symptoms. Immunotherapy is a very effective treatment option for allergic rhinitis, allergic conjunctivitis, and asthma. Unlike medications that treat symptoms only, immunotherapy truly modifies the immune system and prevents symptoms from developing in the first place. Immunotherapy is effective in approximately 85% of patients and reduces symptoms, the need for medications and may prevent asthma in young children.

The histamine released from Mast cells causes many of the common symptoms of allergic rhinitis – sneezing, runny nose, and nasal congestion. Eye symptoms include itchy, watery, red and , at times, swollen eyes. The ears and roof of the mouth may itch as well. In asthmatic patients, allergen exposure can trigger cough, wheeze, and shortness of breath. Importantly, up to 70% of asthmatics have underlying allergies. People with allergies are also more prone to ear and sinus infections.

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A careful history, physical exam and detailed knowledge of the area’s native plants and pollination patterns, are key elements in the proper diagnosis of allergic rhinitis. Identification of allergens is best done with allergen skin prick testing. In skin testing, a small drop of highly purified allergen extract is placed on the skin and the skin is ‘pricked’ with a small plastic device. If the person is allergic to say cat dander, a prick test to cat dander will cause the mast cells in the skin to release histamine and a small hive

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Today’s Image Stroke — Signs, Symptoms and Risk Factors… By Dr. William Patton, NeuroRadiologist—Triad Radiology Associates was anxious about producing my first performance for Overture to the Cultural Season, scheduled for Sept. 8, 2007 at the New Orleans Museum of Art" Sarah Abrusley, the 31 year-old nonsmoker vegetarian ballerina, recalled of the event that changed her life. "I awoke at 4:30 a.m. the day before with a piercing headache behind my right eye. As I rose from my bed with my husband Damien sleeping beside me, I realized that something was terribly wrong.

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Just hours before the rehearsal, I was bringing to life images from Edgar Degas' ballet-inspired works of art, balancing effortlessly on the tiny tip of a pointe shoe. Now, I couldn't walk from my bed to the bathroom without holding onto every piece of furniture on my right side. As Damien saw me struggle to walk, I calmly told him ‘I just can't get my equilibrium.’ I stumbled back to my bedroom to dress for the day, unaware that the left side of my body was already paralyzed. I didn't realize that my arm hadn't slipped through the left sleeve. When I told Damien that I was ready to leave for work, he looked shocked and scared. The next thing I knew, he swept me off my feet and carried me to the car." At the hospital, a CT scan confirmed a hemorrhagic stroke. (1) What is a stroke? A stroke occurs when there is a loss of blood flow to the brain. If blood flow is not restored, the lack of oxygen leads to cell death. The two main categories of stroke are ischemic and hemorrhagic. An acute ischemic event is often referred to as a "brain attack," analogous to a heart attack. As with the heart, time equals tissue. The longer the brain is deprived of oxygen, the more brain cells die.

Are you at risk for a stroke? The simple answer is yes. A stroke can occur at any age and is not gender or race specific. Unfortunately, according to a survey conducted by the HealthyWomen (May 2010), many women may be underestimating their risk for a condition that is the third leading cause of death in women, (#1 heart disease, #2 cancer). Forty percent of the women surveyed said they were only somewhat or not at all concerned about experiencing a stroke in their lifetime, even though statistically women are more likely to have a stroke than men. Many women are also unaware that they are twice as likely to die from a stroke than from breast cancer. (2) General risk factors for a stroke include: age, family history, race, high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, heart disease, smoking, overweight, head and neck injuries, physical inactivity, and migraine headaches. Risk factors unique to women include taking birth control pills, pregnancy, childbirth and hormonal replacement therapy. What are the symptoms of a stroke? A stroke may present with sudden numbness, weakness, confusion, trouble speaking or understanding speech, visual/hearing changes, difficulty walking, dizziness, and severe headache. Women may have unique symptoms including sudden facial/leg/arm pain, hiccups, chest pain/palpitations, tiredness, and nausea. What should I do if I think I am having a stroke? If you think that you or someone else is having a stroke, the most important thing you can do is to call 911 immediately. EMS teams are trained to stabilize patients and can better facilitate the delivery of stroke patents to the nearest appropriate hospital including recognized stroke centers, such as Forsyth Medical Center. Another important thing you can do is to record the time of symptom onset. Knowing this is key, as many of the options for

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Transitions

Encouragement—You want to do what???

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is in the air! Trees are blooming, flowers are budding, and students are graduating! All of these are positive changes and all require some level of support in order to be successful. Trees need water and sunshine; flowers need pruning and fertilizing; and students need boundaries and encouragement.

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Boundaries—So you want to borrow the credit card and the car? A healthy garden usually has some sort of boundary that identifies where the grass ends and the garden begins. Likewise, teens and young adults need some boundaries for their transition from high school to work or college, or from college to work, internship, volunteer service, or graduate study. Ideally, these boundaries have been discussed well in advance, so the issue doesn’t just spring up the day after graduation! Boundary issues may include what the young adult is expected to contribute to the household (financially or in household help/chores or both); curfew issues; use of alcohol or drugs in the family home; overnight guests; who pays for car insurance, health insurance, gas and other necessities. Boundary issues also include privacy and respect for the young adult: room and personal space; phone calls; use of time; hours of waking and sleeping, etc. Talking these through ahead of time not only prevents conflicts, it helps everyone to take an attitude of respect in working out how to live together as adults.

Just like plants need water, young adults need encouragement. The job market (whether part-time or full-time) isn’t what it used to be. Some of the hopes and dreams parents had for their children are no longer realistic. Creative options such as combining two part-time jobs, working in nontraditional roles, and unpaid internships are becoming more common. One real-life example is a young woman with a college degree who now combines swim coaching and massage therapy for a satisfying career. Another career path was created by a law school graduate who now combines a part-time law practice with his lifelong dream of being a firefighter and first responder. Neither of these young people is doing exactly what the parents expected! Both are happy, self-sufficient and are contributing to their communities. Accentuate the positive Recent tragic events in our nation have had the effect of helping people to focus more on the people and experiences in the present moment, rather than dwelling on the past or worrying about the future. This is a good model for families with students in transition. It is inevitable that students are going to make mistakes, waste time, take wrong turns, and at times be just plain aggravating! Today’s mistakes may become tomorrow’s wisdom. During this sometimes trying process, it is helpful not to lose sight of the positive things the young person is doing. Just as gardens need regular watering, people need regular affirmation. When you water your garden, your houseplants, or your yard, remind yourself to “water” your student in transition with positive comments and encouragement.

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Winston-Salem Dash Baseball Loved a Million Times Over

By A. Keith Tilley

has all the makings of one of the most exciting seasons for the Winston-Salem Dash and our community alike. As Winston-Salem, the city, celebrates its centennial, the Dash also have a very important milestone to celebrate—their one-millionth fan! That’s right, this year our Winston-Salem Dash will be celebrating over one million fans in Photo by Steve Orcutt attendance since their opening of BB&T Ballpark in April, 2010, and are on pace to

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reach this mark faster than any other ClassA minor league ballpark. Which is indicative of not only the high quality of players and performances during this time, but also the tremendous support the city and surrounding communities have for our beloved Dash. Dash team President Geoff Lassiter proudly declares, “Our community’s support over the last three-plus seasons has been incredible. Dash fans are the best in Minor League Baseball and this accomplishment proves that.” In addition to this impressive milestone, the Dash organization is once again promoting their Commemorative Brick Program that is sure to excite the fans and make them feel even more a part of the Dash family. The program, established in 2010, is proud to be partnered with Habitat for Humanity of Forsyth County, along with Lowe’s Home Improvement. Habitat for Humanity has a long-standing tradition of offering a “hand up” to qualified recipients, by providing the opportunity for home ownership with interest-free mortgage payments. This is achieved through the cooperative efforts of Habitat, their community partners, and those everpresent caring and dedicated volunteers. Lowe’s has worked with Habitat for Humanity since 2003 to build, repair and renovate homes in our community and across the country for qualified families in need. Together they provide optimism and opportunity for those families, who many in turn become volunteers themselves in their community, creating a chain of support, compassion and hope for others. The beauty of the brick program itself is not only in the contribution it makes to Habitat for Humanity and other local community outreach programs sponsored by the Dash organization; it also allows fans to leave their mark on the ballpark for years to come. When you purchase a brick, it includes up to 3 lines of text of your choosing. You may wish to honor your family and friends, memorialize a loved one, mark a special event in your life, or provide an inspirational quote, leaving your lasting impression on the ballpark just outside the main gates. In addition, you’ll also receive two tickets to a 2013 home game of your choice (based on

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availability) in the form of a voucher that can be redeemed at the box office. Imagine, with over a million fans passing through the gates in less than four years, just how many will witness your personal inscription in the years ahead. It’s a win-win for fans and the community alike. Besides what has been mentioned already, there’s much excitement and anticipation for this year’s edition of Dash baseball. Coming off the 2012 season, which included winning both the first- and second-half division titles; achieving the best overall record in (full season) Minor League Baseball; the second-best record Photo by Steve Orcutt since Winston-Salem joined the Carolina League (the 1950 Winston-Salem Cardinals hold the best record in Carolina League history); the best home record in the minors; Tommy Thompson earning Carolina League Manager of the Year; boasting the Carolina League MVP, along with three players selected for the Carolina League All Star Game (held at BB&T Ballpark), and five players selected as All Stars at the end of the season; it’s not hard to see why fans can’t wait to get out to the ballpark. I would also like to take this opportunity to mention this year’s recipient of the “Winston-Salem Dash Service Through Sports Award” winner, the late Rich Brenner. Rich was one of the most beloved sportscasters this area has ever seen and most certainly left his mark on all those he came in contact with. He had retired after 21 years as WGHP/Fox 8 sports anchor, during which he received numerous honors, including three Emmy Awards. This award is indicative of how much Rich meant to the Dash organization and the entire Triad community. Finally, summertime is here, the grass has been freshly mowed, the sounds of bats hitting balls in the outfield are prevalent, the roar of the crowd builds excitement, and the delicious smell of hotdogs is in the air. This must mean it’s time once again for America’s favorite pastime. Now let’s go enjoy the game, create a cherished family memory, and cheer on our Winston-Salem Dash to another record-breaking season. See you all at the ballpark! Fans should note: the Dash's box office at BB&T Ballpark is open at noon on game days throughout the season. Single-game tickets, along with several partial-season ticket plans, are available. You may call (336) 714-2287, or visit their website www.wsdash.com to purchase your tickets today. The Winston-Salem Dash are the Class-A Advanced minor league affiliate of the Chicago White Sox.


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communicate with them? These and many other questions can be answered with a resounding “Yes” by patients of Cornerstone Health Care. Owned and led by physicians, Cornerstone is arguably one of the largest independent physician groups in the state. Because Cornerstone is not affiliated with a hospital system, but has physicians with privileges at hospitals throughout its vast service area, its providers are able to deliver care the way they believe works best for their patients—at the right time, by the right providers and at the right place. June Issue 2013 • 29


the country were paid this way, the health care system would not be such a drain on the national economy, and we would likely have a healthier population.” After physician visits, patients receive follow-up calls from health care professionals to help them work on their goals for improving their health. Patient education and preventive care are critical to the long-term health of patients. Cornerstone promotes regularly scheduled, coordinated quality care where doctor-led teams help patients manage their illnesses to prevent small issues from becoming expensive complications. In an effort to measure patient experiences, patients are invited to participate in surveys following their visits to Cornerstone practices. Participation in the surveys has been extraordinary, and, as a result, Cornerstone received national recognition in 2012 for its high level of patient satisfaction. “We have been on a company-wide electronic medical record since 2005,” said Dr. Terrell. “We have multiple practices open seven days a week. We have made a tremendous investment in health information systems infrastructure.”

“Providers are able to The company also deliver care the way they offers an online and mobile patient portal believe works best for through which patients their patients—at the can manage their right time, by the right medical records. The ability to securely providers and at the communicate with right place.” providers, arrange appointments, request prescription refills and view results online is a great convenience for patients and gives them a sense of ownership in managing their health. The company’s over-arching goals are to improve the quality of care for patients, improve the patient experience with all of its providers and reduce the overall cost of care. These goals must be working. When Cornerstone Health Care was established in High Point in 1995, it consisted of a multidisciplinary group of 42 physicians in 15 practices. Today, more than 360 providers care for patients in more than 85 practices across the Triad, and westward into the Catawba Valley Region. In the Winston-Salem, Kernersville, Advance and Elkin communities, Cornerstone offers health care services as diverse as pediatrics, internal medicine, neurology, family medicine, cardiology and podiatry. More than 55 providers care for patients in 17 distinct locations in this region alone. Why is Cornerstone so successful? “More than a year ago, Cornerstone’s physicians made the commitment to change the way we are paid,” said Chief Executive Officer and President Grace E. Terrell, MD. “We do better if we provide the highest quality care at a reasonable price in an efficient manner. We currently have 100 percent of our insurance contracts in a form that rewards us for doing this, called value-based health care. If every provider in 30 • forsythfamilymagazine.com

“The most important investment Cornerstone makes, however, is in bringing high-quality and efficient medical practices into the company that understand the direction health care is headed and who want to lead in this new environment for the sake of our patients,” said Dr. Terrell. “We focus our plans on what services we believe will make the most impact on patient outcomes.” One of these practices is Ford, Simpson, Lively and Rice Pediatrics in Winston-Salem. “When Ford, Simpson, Lively and Rice Pediatrics joined Cornerstone in 2008, we joined a group of physicians who shared our goal of providing high-quality health care,” said Dr. Paschal Stewart, pediatrician and Medical Director of the pediatric service line for Cornerstone Health Care. “As pediatricians, we have always focused on prevention and good health, so we really appreciate Cornerstone’s mission, vision and values. We believe that by improving access to care and partnering with our patients and their families to focus on prevention and chronic illness, we can simultaneously improve our patients’ health and their experiences with the health care system. We are collaborating with other health care resources and using clinical information technology to help us better understand and address barriers to promoting the best health care practices.


Which practices are in Cornerstone’s Western Triad Medical Neighborhood? Advance Neurology & Pain 152 E. Kinderton Way, Suite 101 Advance, NC 27006 336.940.2781

Forsyth Cardiology Associates 3073 Trenwest Drive Winston-Salem, NC 27103 336.768.0437

Advance Pediatrics 114 Kinderton Blvd. Advance, NC 27006 336.998.9742

Jonesville Family Medical Center 4000 South Swaim Street Ext Jonesville, NC 28642 336.835.6300

Asthma & Allergy Associates 1401-A Old Mill Circle Winston-Salem, NC 27103 336.768.0914 680 Parkwood Medical Park Elkin, NC 28621 336.835.1958 Another member of Cornerstone Health Care is Triad Neurological Associates, and Dr. Mitchell Isaac believes in the model Cornerstone has created. “I am a neurologist, [and] I have been in private practice at Triad Neurological Associates for five years now. The current healthcare system in America is broken, and we cannot continue doing things the old way. I believe Cornerstone has the right formula to mold the healthcare system into a more sustainable model. In my opinion, physicians have patients’ best interests at heart and should be empowered to lead the charge of healthcare reform. At Cornerstone, we put the emphasis on quality of care, rather than quantity of care. As the company is making this transition, it has gained national headlines, and our president, Dr. Grace Terrell, has been invited to speak across the country about healthcare reform.” Adds Dr. Isaac, “While Cornerstone does not yet have a large presence in Forsyth County, we have a strong interest in growing practices in the western Triad. With our very high patient satisfaction scores and our strong emphasis on value-based personal care, we feel we have a lot to offer this region.” Cornerstone was recognized as a 2012 Success Story Award® winner for patient satisfaction by Press Ganey Associates, Inc.; and in July of 2012, Cornerstone Health Care was selected to participate in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (Shared Savings Program) Accountable Care Organization (ACO), sponsored by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Through this Program, Cornerstone Health Care works with CMS to provide Medicare beneficiaries with high-quality service and care, while reducing the growth in Medicare expenditures through enhanced care coordination. Cornerstone engages patients in helping to improve their health, and is accountable (along with the patient) for delivering the right care at the right place. At Cornerstone Health Care, quality care that is sustainable and affordable IS accountable care.

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All-A-Flutter Butterfly Farm Watching Nature’s Winged Beauties By Carolyn S. Peterson a drive down any country side road in our area and I’m pretty sure you will find a farm with the usual inhabitants: cows, chickens, horses, goats, on occasion llamas and, of course, butterflies. Yes, butterflies! Since 2001, All-A-Flutter Butterfly Farm has been tucked away down one of those country roads in High Point, NC… raising butterflies.

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A Family Farm Takes “Flight” Tim and Donna Pless wanted to do something to utilize Donna’s family’s farm and start a positive business venture. After a little Googling of ideas, Donna stumbled upon butterfly farms. “As the business began growing, Brandon Aker, Donna’s son, took a big interest. In 2007, the farm was passed down to Brandon and he and I now operate it. The farm is open mid-April through the first Saturday in October, which is the Monarch butterfly season in North Carolina. During the week we offer visits for groups of 20 or more by appointment, and then if you want to visit with your family, we have family shows. Each Saturday during our season, we have two presentations, at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.,” said Nora Cammer. The presentations are fun and informative for adults and children. “We have the kids in the audience participate as we discuss the body parts of a butterfly, all about the lifecycle, the Monarch migration, differences between moths and butterflies, and what caterpillars eat. There’s so much to know about butterflies, and having the facts presented in an entertaining way makes learning more fun for the kids and the adults,” Nora commented. There’s Nothing Like Seeing Nature in Action Following the presentation, guests can see the entire life cycle process from egg to caterpillar to butterfly up close and personal through the “Flight House,” with over 350 butterflies all around. In what looks much like a greenhouse made of screen, eggs are seen on the Monarchs’ favorite food and only place they lay their eggs, a milkweed plant; then there are caterpillars crawling around, leading to the chrysalis, where the caterpillar wraps itself up and literally “hangs out” until it emerges as a Monarch butterfly. “Along with seeing the life stages of the Monarch butterfly, everyone gets a ‘sugar pad’ where butterflies will land and

enjoy a ‘snack.’ During our family shows, our gift shop is open, where guests can purchase a lifecycle kit, the ‘caterpillar castle.’ Kids see for themselves each stage of the Monarch butterfly with this kit. Other merchandise is available, like T-shirts, visors, as well as butterfly bushes and perennials,” stated Nora. No Easy Task There’s much more to butterfly farming than getting some milkweed plants and letting nature take its course. “Each year we get a ‘start up’ stock from a friend who owns a butterfly farm in Florida, where she raises them year round. Having a butterfly farm is no easy task; we work 7 days a week from sun up to sun down, with landscaping and housing for the butterflies requiring constant maintenance; we also are busy with milkweed production and are one of the only milkweed suppliers in North Carolina. Monarch butterflies are very important to the ecosystem, with their main job being pollination. 75-80% of all the eggs laid on the farm become butterflies, but have a short lifespan of around 2 weeks. The Monarch population is down in recent years, due to caterpillars eating milkweed that has been sprayed with pesticides, so once the caterpillar eats the plant, they die. That’s why we strongly encourage all visitors to plant milkweed to help our Monarch population,” Nora said. The farm recently added a play area and picnic area where birthday parties can be held, and have plans of adding more activity areas. “Our primary focus is on educating our guests on the importance of Monarch butterflies, but we also sell them for release at events like weddings and memorial services. We enjoy our work and all the guests we have each season, sharing what we love with them,” commented Nora. All-A-Flutter Butterfly Farm is located at 7850-B Clinard Farms Road, High Point, NC. For more information call 336-454-5651, or visit www.all-a-flutter.com. Tour prices: Adults: $6, Children under 13: $5 Senior citizens: $5, Infants: free.


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Planting the Seeds of Innovation and Transformation at SciWorks The Where Innovation Begins Dinner, Presentation and Auction is Tuesday, June 18 By Leigh Ann McDonald Woodruff riginally established by the Junior League of Winston-Salem during the 1960s, SciWorks has sparked scientific learning and creativity for generations of Forsyth County children. Today, as the science center and environmental park embarks on an exciting future under the leadership of new Executive Director Paul Kortenaar, the SciWorks Board of Directors is hosting the fourth annual Where Innovation Begins dinner, presentation and live auction on Tuesday, June 18.

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“We are so excited about this year’s event—the theme is ‘transformation,’ which is very appropriate given all the changes that are going on at SciWorks,” says Where Innovation Begins co-chair Patti Shugart. “High Point University President Nido Qubein will make a presentation about ‘Transforming and Reculturing in Challenging Times,’ and there is a live auction featuring exciting trips and other items.” Shugart and her husband Phil own Carolina Liquid Chemistries, located downtown in the Wake Forest Innovation Quarter. “It is imperative in a community such as ours that our children are educated about and exposed to science and technology in this kind of informal setting in addition to the traditional classroom,” she says. Helping children to acquire and develop the skills of innovation is the role of a science center today, says Kortenaar. “These skills are necessary for a future in

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which companies such as Carolina Liquid Chemistries drive the economic engine in Forsyth County. We are here to help children imagine their futures and provide context for the scientific research and technological advances that are happening every day right here in Winston-Salem. “SciWorks,” he continues, “is the place that plants that tiny seed in a child’s mind to stimulate the innovation process.” Those seeds were planted long ago for attorney Michael Myers, who grew up visiting SciWorks many times as a child. Today, he and his wife take their two children to the science center often, and he currently serves as SciWorks’ Board Chair. “I remember when I used to go to SciWorks as a child and loved the interactive experience and engaging with the exhibits around me,” he says. “I’m looking forward to helping SciWorks continue to grow and evolve, as well as inspire new generations in the future. This museum is a treasure, an essential resource for our community. Not only does it inspire and encourage our children to engage in and learn about science, but it is an economic driver for Winston-Salem and Forsyth County by making this community more attractive for families and industries to move here and stay.” Stacy Petronzio, a mother of four, agrees. She became involved with the SciWorks Board because it was her girls’ favorite destination. “They always wanted to head to SciWorks, but I found that many of our friends weren’t aware of all that it has to offer,” she says. “It is a tremendous asset we have right here in Winston-Salem. What is better than a place where you see your kids learning, but all the kids see is fun?” There are many exciting things happening at SciWorks this summer, including: • The science center is hosting a new traveling exhibit—Sportsology: The Science Behind Sports. • There is a new summer membership option in which families can join for the summer for only $65. • SciWorks is offering summer camps in one-day or five-day options, with fun themes such as “Museum Madness” and “Architect Apprentice.” • Need a different place for a birthday party? SciWorks offers four themed birthday party packages. • Down in the barnyard, there are two new baby goats who absolutely love attention.

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“The support from the community has been tremendous this year,” says Board Member Brenda Scronce. “BB&T and Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center are Presenting Sponsors for this year’s fundraiser, and the science center is making strong connections with the Winston-Salem community. Our goal is to ensure that the City of Arts & Innovation continues to offer its children a science center, a place Where Innovation Begins.” For more information about Where Innovation Begins, please call (336) 253-3203. For information about SciWorks’ programs, camps and birthday parties, please call (336) 714-7105, or visit www.sciworks.org.


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Judith Davis Kuhn Early Childhood Center young children discover a love of learning; making each student feel like the most important person in the room; and encouraging young people to find and develop their innate talents. These are the hallmarks of a gifted teacher, and few have shared their gifts as generously as Forsyth Country Day School’s Judith Davis Kuhn in her 35 years as a kindergarten teacher.

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On Saturday, April 20th, more than 200 people, including past and present students, parents and faculty, gathered at Forsyth Country Day School (FCDS) to honor Ms. Kuhn and her legacy at the dedication of the Judith Davis Kuhn Early Childhood Center.

There were several speakers at the dedication, but the sentiments expressed were the same. “I have a unique perspective on Judith’s impact, as she taught my daughters, she taught me, and we are currently colleagues,” said FCDS Upper School biology teacher Andy Clifton. “Ever since I entered her classroom, Judith has always made me feel like the most special student she ever taught. Even years after I was in her classroom, she still had this effect and continues to each time that I see her,” Mr. Clifton said. “Her gift is that she makes every student that came through her classroom feel that way.” Shannon Haas, a current junior at FCDS, agreed. “There is not a better way to start your experience in school than being in Ms. Kuhn’s class,” she said. Shannon said that Ms. Kuhn helped to shape and guide her passion for literature through reading and storytelling in class, and her love of the arts through involvement in FCDS’s annual pre-k/kindergarten musical. “Ms. Kuhn is so passionate about what she does. She puts so much heart and dedication into her classroom that it is impossible not to leave her class with a love of learning and of FCDS. To think about how many lives she has touched, shaped, and influenced in an amazingly powerful and positive way is almost overwhelming.” Ms. Kuhn’s former kindergarten students were all given scissors to help her cut the ribbon at the dedication. After the ribbon cutting, each student was presented with a copy of Ms. Kuhn’s newly published book, Is Your Child Ready for School? Finding the Best Grade Placement. School readiness is Ms. Kuhn’s other passion, and she has been a developmental placement examiner and specialist since 1978. She lectures frequently on school readiness and placement throughout North Carolina.

Ms. Kuhn was initially shocked to learn that the Pike family had given a gift to name a school building in her honor. “I would never in my wildest dreams have thought this could happen,” she said. “I love coming to work every day, and I never expected to be recognized in this way for loving my job. Having a building named for you is a humbling experience. I am deeply honored.” The idea to name a building for FCDS’s current Assistant Director of the Lower School and founding kindergarten teacher came from Margaret Pike, an FCDS alum and current FCDS parent. Judith recounted, “Margaret wrote in an e-mail, ‘I was thinking how fitting it was the other day as I walked through the halls of the Kuhn building. . .this place creates joy. It surrounds and comforts and teaches children, and it is bright and happy and cheerful every day. That sounds an awful lot like the person for whom it will be named.” 36 • forsythfamilymagazine.com

“Judith is a wonderful person with an upbeat and positive disposition,” said FCDS Lower School Director Norris Baker. “She has dedicated her professional life to the education of kindergarten students. She has been a voice of reason and wisdom to teachers, parents and students for almost four decades, and I am so fortunate to have worked with her for the last 14 years.” The Judith Davis Kuhn Building is part of FCDS’s Lowrey Lower School and serves students in kindergarten, pre-kindergarten, junior pre-kindergarten and Sprouts Twos, FCDS’s two-year-old program. Although the book was published in April, it is already receiving national attention. Jim Grant, Executive Director of Staff Development for Educators stated, "It is a must-read for every parent." The book can be purchased at FCDS or the online bookstore of the Gesell Institute in New Haven, CT: www.gesellinstitute.com.


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t u o p m a C d r ya k c a B n a c i r e Great Amamping S’more Fun! Makes C By A. Keith Tilley

Saturday, June 22nd, 2013, the nation will once again celebrate an annual summertime tradition, the “Great American Backyard Campout” (GABC). What began as a simple idea to promote a growing appreciation for the nature that is all around us in the young people of today has quickly become a tradition that extends farther than their own backyard. Communities around the country are now coming on board with the idea, as neighborhoods, parks, youth organizations and groups of all types are joining together to celebrate this annual event. The success of this endeavor just goes to show it doesn’t matter if it’s a single family celebrating in their backyard; a neighborhood joining together in a common area, or in smaller groups spread throughout; or a youth group enjoying this opportunity for fun and fellowship; the GABC provides more than just an opportunity to experience nature. It allows people to bond with nature, while also bonding with each other at the same time in a shared interest and purpose.

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The event is sponsored by the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) (“America's largest conservation organization, inspiring Americans to protect wildlife for our children’s future”) as part of their “Be Out There” movement. According to their website (nwf.org), the “National Wildlife Federation encourages families and friends to ‘Be Out There’™ in order to give back to American children what they don’t even know they’ve lost—their connection to the natural world.” Lindsay Legendre, Marketing Manager the for the “Be Out There” movement, explains, “Reconnecting kids with the outdoors is so important, because kids today spend twice as much time indoors as their parents did, missing out on the simple pleasures and lasting mental and physical health benefits of daily outdoor time.” She adds, “The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends 1 hour of outside play per day.” For those interested in doing so, it’s also an excellent opportunity to fundraise in support for the NWF. The site explains, “The NWF uses 80 cents of every dollar you raise in the Great American Backyard Campout® to support programs that address the problems of America’s indoor childhood and the health risks associated with them. Your funds are used to establish and maintain programs to make outdoor time a priority to protect children’s health and ensure their readiness to learn.” By visiting their website and registering your family or group for free, you’ll have the opportunity to 40 • forsythfamilymagazine.com

earn some nice incentive prizes, as well, in response for your fundraising efforts. You can also see other groups in your area that are participating. If there is a conflict for you or your group on this date, it’s no problem, simply register and choose a later date that is more convenient.

Personally, I remember that in my younger days growing up in Virginia, my times spent camping with friends and family were some of my most cherished memories. It initially started as a fun adventure the young people would have in our neighborhood when we all got together and camped out in our backyard. The tents would be lined up together, and being pre-teens and early teens, we all just enjoyed staying up late playing games and having fun in the great outdoors. It all seems so simple, but sometimes it’s the simple things that can bring the most joy. My family eventually progressed to camping at local campgrounds on weekends; and ultimately, to traveling to other states and seeing tourist sites while camping along the way. As a young boy, I was able to experience some aspects of nature through these trips that I would have never been able to otherwise. Some of those very campgrounds I enjoyed growing up are located within a relatively short driving distance from Winston-Salem and the surrounding area. Hanging Rock State Park and Lake Myers Campground in Mocksville are just a couple of the sites we enjoyed. The National Wildlife Federation has several websites available to provide individuals and families with some wonderful ideas that can make the experience that much more enjoyable, from food ideas to games and activities that provide entertainment while revealing the natural surroundings around you at the same time. To see all this and more, visit http://www.nwf.org, along with www.backyardcampout.org, and www.beoutthere.org. Whether you’re a newcomer thinking about sharing the camping experience with your family for the first time, or an experienced camper, there’s no better time than the GABC to share in this valuable “family time” together, all while enjoying and developing a greater appreciation for the beauty of nature that surrounds us each day. Either way, you’ll be glad you took this opportunity to start a summertime family and community tradition sure to bring memories that will last a lifetime. See you all at the campout!


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Winston-Salem Cleaning Service, Inc. By Susan Woodall are few things more satisfying than a clean house. However, there are many, many things most would rather spend time doing than cleaning. It is hard enough to find time to give your home a light run through, but trying to get motivated for a spring cleaning is almost impossible. Wouldn’t it be nice to spend your limited free time having fun with your family, enjoying a hobby, or just having a “me” day? Then WinstonSalem Cleaning Service (WSCS) is the answer.

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Storytelling in the Digital Age group of 50 educators and technology experts filled the barn at the WinMock at Kinderton in Bermuda Run on Tuesday, May 7 to celebrate one of the latest innovations in 21st Century Learning.

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s e T c o a g R e the t a h T r y l i m a F e Being h T By A. Keith Tilley

that this region of the country is the birthplace of NASCAR, there are some very well-known racing families located in this area, including such names as Petty,Wood, Childress, Harvick and Earnhardt, among many others. However, there’sone racing family from Clemmons, NC, that you may not have heard about.

Walker Yates, along with his brother Zane and his father Mike, as well as his uncle Mitch, has been involved in racing in one form or another officially since 2009. Walker’s passion for racing began when he became involved in BMX (off-road bicycle racing). It eventually escalated to gokarts, then on to the Bandolero Series, a division of U.S. Legends Racing, and ultimately to the Pro Late Model (all-star) PASS series and the Legend car INEX semi-pro series. Legends racing was first developed by officials at Charlotte Motor Speedway to create a lower-cost, low-maintenance alternative for drivers of all ages to be introduced to the sport. The cars are highly recognizable as smaller 5/8 scale replicas of the 1930s and 40s versions of race cars used on the NASCAR Modified circuit; however, powered by motorcycle engines. Within Legends racing are additional divisions that include the Bandolero Series, resembling modern race cars; “Thunder Roadsters,” which are open-wheel Indy style; along with “Dirt Modified” off-road racing. Walker’s mom Chrystal recalls the moment his developing interest in racing became an all-out passion for the sport. On this particular occasion, both Walker and his dad, Mike, were attending a car show at the Charlotte Motor Speedway, an outing that would typically end in Walker racing go-karts at the local indoor track. On this occasion, however, representatives were providing patrons the opportunity to demo the different Legend cars by driving them around a smaller track. Unfortunately, because Walker was wearing open-toed sandals, the representative advised him he wasn’t wearing the proper shoes to take part in the demo. Although he didn’t take part on this day, the spark he felt while watching the other drivers ignited his desire to pursue this form of racing further. He wouldn’t let his dad forget how exciting it was and how eager he felt to venture into this newly discovered (by him, at least) sport. And so, for his twelfth birthday, his dad rewarded his tenacity by providing him with a new Bandolero race car to begin what would become an emerging “family tradition.” It truly blossomed into something the entire family shares in and enjoys, when Mike’s brother Mitch became half-owner and partner in the family race team. From that point on, they became a solid cohesive unit, with Mitch working on preparing the car for each race; Mike working as partcrew-chief and part-pit-crew, along with Mitch; Zane working the pits, as well; and Walker, of course, as the driver. Along the way, they’ve proven to be a real force to be reckoned with. 46 • forsythfamilymagazine.com

As a result of the exceptional talent both on and off the track, the Yates team has achieved a number of awards. Walker was the 2011 Bandolero Nationals Champion, as well as the 2010 Bandolero Outlaws North Carolina State Champion. He’s won three Bandolero track championships, and placed third in 2012 in Pass Pro Late Model points in his first year in that division. As of now, Walker is 16 years old and a sophomore at West Forsyth High School. When he’s not in school or practicing and playing for the Titans golf team, he’s almost always found working with his dad and uncle on the car and finding ways to make it even better. Zane is 21 years old and a junior at UNC-Charlotte, majoring in engineering. Although he played baseball all four years at West Forsyth High School, he, too, has been bitten by the racing bug and is more interested long-term in the design aspect of racing. In-between racing on weekends, Mitch works for TYCO Electronics, and Mike owns and operates C&M Renovations, a roofing company, where he has over 30 years experience. In the future, Walker says, “I want to go to college and major in engineering and do something with NASCAR. But my ultimate dream is to be a NASCAR driver.” It would appear he’s well on his way to that goal. As for Mike, he’s just happy to be sharing this family bonding time with both his sons and brother. Perhaps Chrystal said it best when she added, “Mike has always spent every spare minute encouraging and teaching our sons to work hard and play hard. Although he loves their time spent with racing, I know his real passion is spending time with his kids.” For more information on Legends Racing, visit www.uslegendcars.com. For the Pro All-stars Series, visit www.proallstarsseries.com.


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Hospice & Palliative CareCenter’s “Camp Carousel”

Moving from Heartache to Healing By Carolyn S. Peterson

someone you love and deeply care about is very painful. The difficult emotions make you feel like the pain and sadness will never lessen or end. A person’s journey through grief is as unique as the relationship they had with the loved one they lost, so there is no one way to grieve. At Camp Carousel, a grief-counseling program provided by Hospice & Palliative CareCenter in WinstonSalem, NC, attendees can share their feelings in a comfortable and supportive setting with others who are grieving, too.

Losing

Finding the Hope in Times of Loss “We all need a support system to help us through our grief journey. Since 1990 Hospice & Palliative CareCenter (HPCC) Grief Counseling Services (GCS) has held our annual Camp Carousel, where children, teens and adults can come together and learn how to cope with death-related loss in healthy ways. Throughout Camp Carousel, attendees meet others who are grieving similar death-related losses, which is an essential component of Camp Carousel. We seek to help promote healthy mourning through small-group grief sessions, creative play, art therapy, expressive movement, music therapy, animal-assisted therapy, writing, etc. Camp Carousel activities are designed to provide attendees with a natural outlet for the expression and understanding of the intense and often unfamiliar feelings that accompany significant death-related losses,” said Donna Hampton, Director, Grief & Bereavement Services at HPCC. Camp Carousel is one of the many services that the Hospice & Palliative CareCenter provides for our community. “Anyone in the community

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who is grieving a death-related loss can attend Camp Carousel; some of the attendees are already involved with individual and/or group grief counseling—and, for others, this is their first contact with us. Like Grief Counseling Services’ (GCS) client population, many Camp Carousel attendees have lost loved ones who were not involved with HPCC. Additionally, many of the participants have lost loved ones in traumatic and sudden ways, such as homicides, suicides or vehicle accidents. Through the sharing of stories, attendees will learn that despite the differences in their stories, their experiences of grief are very similar and universal,” Donna commented. For Kim Beane of East Bend, NC, the loss of her mother last fall brought on complicated feelings of grief, rooted in a difficult relationship over the years. “There were many hard issues and problems that my mother and I went through during my entire life. She had a lot of health problems, and she had always recovered, but this time she didn’t. The decision to place her in hospice care, and her death a week later, brought up various feeling of guilt, confusion and loss for me. My counseling sessions with Donna Hampton were cathartic and enlightening, and I know that if I need additional help in the future, the counseling services are available,” stated Kim.

A Special Week of TLC for Those Left Behind “Camp Carousel is open to children, ages 6–12, as well as teens and adults who are grieving the loss of a loved one. Each group has their specific times to meet, with age-appropriate activities designed to share and express their feelings of grief, and learn how to cope with the loss and to move forward in a healthy way,” Donna said. For many attendees, the most touching time of the week is the Friday night balloon release. “At the end of the week, all the children, teens and adults, along with the supportive people in their lives, attend an event during which we release balloons in remembrance of their loved one. After the balloons are released, we offer time to socialize over dessert to re-cap the week, acknowledge the hard work done at Camp Carousel, and to focus on the journey that lies ahead,” commented Donna. Camp Carousel is located at the HPCC Campus at 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, NC, and will be held Monday, July 22nd– Friday, July 26th, 2013. For more information on Camp Carousel or to register, call 336-768-3972, or visit www.HospiceCareCenter.org. The fee for Camp Carousel is $25 for the week; both partial and full scholarships are available. Thanks to a supportive community and to the generosity of Wake Forest Baptist Health, no one is turned away from Camp Carousel due to inability to pay.


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Ages & Stages Milestones

baby in your arms? Or, is it when you get home and are all on your own with this new little person and feel like you’re forgotten everything you’ve read all those nine months? First Day of School: This first can really be at any age, with so many working parents. Whatever the age, it’s traumatic for the parent. If you’re returning to work, you’re trusting your baby’s care to someone else. The baby’s fine, but you’re a wreck all day wondering and worrying until you get that baby back in your arms.

Milestones By Vonda Henderson

stages of life – birth, school years, etc., etc. Let’s take a stroll down memory lane at those times when we realize the stage has shifted from one to another. There are so many firsts that sometimes it takes a backward look to recognize and appreciate that milestone moment

The

Birth: Now, I realize this is more than obvious from a baby perspective, but this is from the parent view. When do you first actually feel like a parent? If you’re awake for the birth, is it the moment you hear your baby’s cry? Is it the moment you first hold your

If you’re taking your child to kindergarten, you have the added drama of leaving your child, who is probably crying to go with you (at this point, you may both be crying – my sympathy to the long-suffering teachers who go through this every year). To ease your anxiety, perhaps you decide to just watch from across the street to be sure your child gets on the right bus from daycare to school. This would be a good idea if the parking lot hadn’t been a bank and the nervous staff hadn’t called the police to check on a car just sitting there right before the doors were unlocked. (True story – luckily the officers got a good laugh and you have a great story to share – and at least I didn’t name names on this one!).

Teenager: Wow, how time flies! Teenage years are challenging – for everyone. I recall one average Friday evening heading to the mall with my daughter. Suddenly, she was no longer in the seat beside me, but in the floorboard. When I asked what in the world she was doing, her response was “Oh, Mom, I don’t want to be seen riding down Stratford on Friday night with my mom!” Yes, the reality hit – I had a teenager. How did that happen in a blink of an eye? Adulthood: High school is a memory, college is over – your child is on her own for the first time. There are so many things to appreciate about your parents now that you begin to understand all they did when you were growing up. Be assured, when they visit your new place for the first time, you’ll be amazed from both perspectives. Parents will be amazed that the lights get turned off in empty rooms, dishes get put away, and clothes are in closets. Somewhere along the line, listening really kicked in. Empty Nest: The kids are gone. What to do? Take stock of what you’ve achieved and be happy. New opportunities await – take a class, try a new hobby, travel, get out of your comfort zone a bit. Take that hot air balloon ride you always wanted to try. Make some memories – life is a blessing to be enjoyed and shared!


Creative Educational Opportunities Await Young Students this Summer By Lisa S.T. Doss elementary-aged children are dreaming of the freedom that lies ahead this summer, parents are considering how to fill the days and weeks with educational experiences. Why not begin by not telling your savvy youngster your intentions? Instead, try a few creative approaches to increase reading, writing, math, thinking and problemsolving abilities. Young minds may find learning “cool” during those unmistakable dog days.

While

READING: All students should utilize the library, especially during the summer months. For auditory-style learners, audio books in the format of CDs are available. Listening to a book in the car would give all riders a chance to discuss character traits; make predictions; and debate how each passenger would handle the characters’ problems. The librarian would be happy to assist you in finding an appropriate audio book to appease everyone. If your family is traveling this summer, Cracker Barrel has many audio books for children. After a seven-day rental, initial costs are refunded, to result in a nominal fee. While accompanying your children to the library, discuss titles that include historical figures and events, as well as science-related themes. Allow your child to choose those key concepts or people that may be of interest to him or her. Imagine the great discussions and potential projects that could arise from both of you learning about inventors or performances; space and rockets; or roller coasters and gravity, for instance. Siblings can assist in conversational planning and building. VOCABULARY: Whether sight or vocabulary words, constant review is vital to student success; therefore, try integrating a form of movement. Since both sexes enjoy sidewalk chalk, why not create a game using vocabulary words? Try applying words to a hopscotch board. Early learners may enjoy a different approach to hide-and-seek. By posting words around the yard, offer hints to help your child find the word. Young boys may enjoy dribbling a soccer ball through the cones while verbalizing key words. MATH: Before the year ends, try to obtain your child’s math workbook. Challenging skills that required additional practice could be gleaned from the pages. If coins or money has been a difficult skill, create a game that may turn the potential intimidation into fun. Use pantry goods and play

money to set up a pretend store, or give your child particular tasks during grocery store visits. Learning about measurement is as easy as allowing your child to assist you in the kitchen. Children obtain a visual and hands-on understanding of liquid and solid measurements, if continually utilizing measuring tools. In addition, children can learn how to interpret recipes, and practice following specific directions. The family can easily come together for a game night if games incorporate memory, counting and analytical thinking. While a family of four can separate into partners to play a game of checkers, why not apply this theory and spend the summer playing chess together? Partnering an adult with a child can help promote verbal communication, in addition to teaching children how to develop strategies. Pictionary Jr., Apples to Apples Jr., Blokus, Boggle, and Spot It are all wonderful family thinking and/or application games that everyone can enjoy. For kindergarteners and first-graders, create an integer number line spanning to 20. Children can use this visual aid to apply addition and subtraction problems. It will eliminate finger counting and improve number sense. WRITING: Approach writing with a focus on your child’s strengths. Does he or she enjoy drawing, sending an email, or verbalizing stories? Young children can create a story by using pictures. Together, you could assist in helping to discuss details within the text. Why not begin your child’s day with an email? Include open-ended questions that require answers. Perhaps grandparents or another family member would be intrigued by corresponding as a pen pal. In addition to letter writing, journaling the summer moments would also strengthen writing skills. Since the goal is to build writing confidence, choose one skill at a time to correct. Impromptu playacting or puppet shows are a great way for siblings and friends to talk through story elements while developing teamwork. SCIENCE: Science is everywhere and parents must capitalize on the moment when an opportunity arises. Conversation leads to investigation. Fortunately, our community has exceptional places like SciWorks and the Children’s Museum to engage our children with interesting, tactile exhibits. Backyard gardens can easily offer teachable moments. Scientific questions can lead to experimentation. Journaling predictions and conclusions will bring new life to dinner conversations. Contact local independent farms to see if a short visit is acceptable.

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prom. Last camp. Last family vacation. When I was a young parent, more experienced people would tell me, “Enjoy it while it lasts, because it flies by.” And it did. My greatest privilege has been to parent three children.

Last

In a couple of months, my two daughters will be leaving for college. As I look back, I wonder if I have prepared them for all there is to come. How do I make sure they are ready? This is the question that motivates much of what we do as parents. Starting with the first day they enter school or even before they are born, we plan for each of life’s major events. We save for college. We put them in programs to expand their horizons—whether it’s soccer, ballet, or space camp. With each step, we hope that all of our efforts will come together, so they can reach their potential. At this time many of the major educational decisions that my daughters have had to make are behind them. It amazes me how many decisions have to be made before enrollment. When I was in college years ago, I was told that it wasn't necessary to decide on a major for the first two years of school. Those first years were dedicated to basic courses and “figuring it out.” In some cases, this may still be true, but many specialized programs now require specific preparation before college. For instance, as we considered a career in architecture for our oldest child, we discovered that a portfolio of her work was necessary before applying to certain schools. As we looked at a music career for our younger daughter, we discovered that training in not one, but two instruments, plus classical voice training, was necessary for music school. A generation ago, what they would be taught in college is now an expectation before they enroll. The frustrating part is determining that path early enough to facilitate it. The answer to navigating this maze is to study your children. A lot of that study is straightforward. Oftentimes, however, the only hint may be a glint in your offspring’s eye. An interest in a telescope may indicate a future in astrophysics. Or, it may simply be a passing distraction that surfaced on a field trip to the planetarium. Notice consistent interests and ask your children about them. Help them pursue these interests. And pay as much attention to the pursuits that fizzle as you do to those that succeed. Stay 54 • forsythfamilymagazine.com

engaged, even when they pull away. What are their natural strengths? What do they love to spend their time doing? Then, determine how their natural bent can be used as a career path. Now, the next hurdle: searching for the right school. Matching a school to your student is far more critical than finding one that offers his or her major. The gregarious student may thrive at a large state school, while the introvert may go further at a smaller private institution. If graduate school is planned, the reputation of the school becomes important. Think “personality.” Consider a community college. Getting the basics at a fraction of the cost is pretty appealing. My older daughter used her time there to firm up her career interest without committing to a four-year program. In the meantime, start visiting schools early. At first get a feel for the type and size of school. Later tours can focus on schools that fit both personal and academic profiles. Ever heard of a FAFSA? I hadn’t either—at least, not before I had to figure out how to pay for all of this. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid is required by schools when awarding grants, scholarships and loans. Be prepared to bare the most private details of your financial world. Uncle Sam doesn’t part with his funds easily. Financial aid officers will firm up an aid package once they get the results. Get a book on scholarships. I wish I had read about the thousands of scholarship opportunities available sooner! Now, it’s time for firsts. First night the house feels empty; first weekend each comes home. First “Dad, send money” call. First time my heart bursts with pride over the adults my daughters have become.


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Faith &Family Love Talk

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Families

One of the signs of a healthy family is open and meaningful communication. Good questions are the beginning. Question #28 If at the end of every day you were granted an extra hour to do anything you wanted, how would you regularly spend that hour? Talk with your family about the above question and statement during dinner at home, quiet moments in the evening, just before bedtime, in the car or on vacation and jumpstart your family communication! Love Talk for Families can be purchased at www.garychapman.org Used by Permission from Northfield Publishing

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Faith &Family CALENDAR – JUNE 2013 By Tami Rumfelt “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” – Isaiah 41:10 had been “one of those weeks.” Financial, family and work pressures had gotten to me and I was just DONE. I found a picture online of a rope that had been completely frayed, with the exception of one cord that was holding the rope together. I thought, “That picture is me! Like that rope, I am just about to snap!”

It

Later that day, I was in my “prayer closet” (the shower) and having a long talk with God about the frustration I was feeling. I said, “God, I just need you to take all of this. I need you to be who you say you are. I need you to make yourself real and known to me now!” God answered my prayer by reminding me of the rope picture I had seen earlier, but He showed it to me in a new way. Now, when I saw the rope, I realized that it was not in danger of breaking, because HE was the cord in the middle that was still intact. I understood that even though I felt like I was close to snapping, because seemingly everything in my life was going wrong, He was right there, in the middle of it all, holding me together. That realization gave me an incredible peace.

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God’s rope object lesson wasn’t finished yet. A few days later, I was telling a pastor friend that I always found it interesting that, in Spanish, the words “hope,” “wait” and “expect” are nearly identical and have the same root, esperar.

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He told me that in Hebrew the words “wait” and “hope” also have the same root word—“quava.” Now, here’s where it gets really cool...the word “quava” also means “to bind together like a cord.” In other words, the Hebrew word for “wait” and “hope” is also the word for “rope”!

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Here’s what I take away from all of this. I can try to operate out of my own strength, but as soon as chaos comes along, and let’s face it, that’s like, every other day, I will quickly become frazzled and frayed. A better plan is to keep my focus on the Lord, who is my solid, unbreakable center. And, with God at the center, I can begin to bind together a cord of hope, patience and expectancy.

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Musing About… By Tim Roberts - Pastor of Sunrise United Methodist Church in Lewisville

Getting My Head Out of the Water

had to rub my eyes because I could not believe what I was seeing. It couldn’t be! Not in April! But, alas, it was. My gaze was transfixed on someone actually waterskiing on Lake Norman—in April! Well, there was one thing for sure, he did not have to worry about navigating around other skiers. For as far as the eye could see, there was not another insane person willing to bear the still bitingly cold waters of the Piedmont's largest lake. Of course, I, becoming so much like my dad by reminiscing about the “olden days” started to think back to when I skied. I didn’t do it often, but I did pretty darn well on skis, for a novice.

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It was on that very lake that I first “rose above the waters.” I remember it well. I was out with my sister and brother-in-law, who had borrowed a boat. Danny, my brother-in-law, somehow entrusted me at the wheel of the boat as he demonstrated the art of waterskiing. At some point, Danny said he was tired, but it was probably more that I scared him one or a dozen times with my lack of proper steering etiquette. Then he threw me for a loop—he said, “Hey, why don't you give it a try.” “What?! Me, on water skis? I can’t do that! I play the trombone, for crying out loud!” (Note: when you are looking for an excuse, any will do.) But Danny would not listen to my rationale, not even as he picked me up and threw me out of the boat. Instead, he then made a better rationalization for me—ski or swim back to the dock. I looked around and I could not see the dock anywhere close (which was my fault; I was the one who had steered the boat to this desolate cove). Knowing that Danny was quite serious, I grabbed the line and listened intently as Danny summed up the

entire breadth of Skiing 101 in about twenty seconds and then gunned the engine. It couldn’t have been more than about a second before I heard that mighty Evinrude change its gentle hum to a deep growl and snatch me face-first into the depth of the lake. Normally, this wouldn’t have been a big deal, except it happened just as I was attempting to voice my protest, which means my mouth was open. I am still convinced to this day that the water level of Lake Norman dropped a couple of inches, because I still feel overly hydrated from inadvertently drinking copious gallons of water. Whoever has deemed Lake Norman to be fresh water, I can promise you, there was nothing fresh about it that day. Danny wasn’t as willing for me to give up as I. So, once again, he re-covered a couple of the basic tenets of skiing and gunned the motor again. This time, I felt the weight on my legs and knees. I had never felt so much pressure. It was as if the lake was pushing back at me, fervently defying my attempt to rise above it. Slowly though, I began to rise out of the murky depth. Then, almost as if everything I knew of physics (about resistance and friction) disappeared, I was on top of the water! It was now easy—too easy—way too easy. Alarms went off in my head, “Danger Will Robinson! (okay, Tim Roberts) This is too easy! Pull Back!” With that, I immediately yanked the handle attached to the line towards me and I again decreased the water level of that poor lake. This time Danny just reprimanded me, “Why did you do that for?!” I quickly regurgitated my reply (along with a few gallons of not-so-fresh water), “It was too easy! I got scared.” Then Danny gave a final tidbit of

information that I carry with me to this day, “Anything worth doing is going to be hard at first; then it gets easier.” It was on my third attempt, still battling the force of the lake pushing back at me as I began my trek to the top of the water, that I finally rose to the top and felt with ease the exhilaration of skipping along the top of the waters. Within a few moments, I was even skiing on just one ski, quite by accident I must mind you though. “Anything worth doing is going to be hard at first; then it gets easier.” I have found that to be true in more than just skiing, though. I cannot tell how many times I have found myself battling some extreme forces that attempt to keep me back. I often want to just let go of the rope and throw my hands up in exasperation. Sometimes, I do. But when I am staunchly determined and press forward, I usually rise to the top. Of course, that brings on a whole new perspective and, of course, a new onslaught of fears. I begin to worry about what may happen because it’s too easy. I begin to fear about all the potential dangers that lie before me and what might happen. But then, I remember Danny’s words of wisdom and greater still, I remember what my Lord said about worry: “So do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring worries of its own. Today’s trouble is enough for today.” (Matthew 6:34 NRSV). So, with that, I am just pleased that for at least that moment, I am not at odds with any negative forces and I just enjoy the experience Godspeed,

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Spreading the Word and Making a Difference Here at Home By Maria Glazener

a word that means: “to fix firmly by or as if by packing or wedging, or to have a direct effect on.” Many of us want to make a positive impact in our job and to have a positive impact in our family’s lives, but sometimes we are at a loss as to how to do this. Sometimes the task of making an impact seems daunting and unobtainable, but one man had a vision and, with the help of 600 of his closest friends, he is setting out to make an Impact for Yadkin County Residents.

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Six years ago, Chris Hauser decided it was time to bring all of his mission work closer to home. For years, Chris had been setting off to other countries to help those in need and spread God’s Word, but when he returned home he kept thinking, how great it would be to help those who needed it and were just down the road. He enlisted the help of his friend, Brent Winslow, and 6 years later, and after much prayer and talk, his vision became a reality: a mission project called Impact Yadkin 2013. The week of June 8th–14th will be the second year for Impact Yadkin. The first year of Impact Yadkin there were 10 churches helping with the project, this year there are 26 Yadkin County Churches coming together to help local families in the community. “We have over 600 volunteers, mostly teens, who are here the whole week to help,” says Hauser. Many of the construction volunteers are area students who are taking a week off their summer vacation to help with one of the largest local mission efforts in Yadkin County. They will trade in a comfy bed for a sleeping bag or air mattress. The girls will call Forbush Middle their home and the boys will reside at Forbush High School. Along with the students will be over 100 adults, who are well-versed in construction. They will help as crew chiefs and instruct the students in all the projects, as well as provide transportation and support. These projects will primarily serve the elderly, handicapped and families in need of home repairs due to storm damage, lack of funds, or physical limitations. The jobs range from painting and weatherizing to building handicapped ramps and roof repair. Chris also has to feed his crew 3 meals every day, and this is no small task. Hundreds of volunteers will make sure that the dedicated staff of teens and adults are well-fed and taken care of. While it might seem like a big production to keep 62 teams completing 72 jobs sites running smoothly, Chris Hauser is ready. The countdown is on and they are ironing out every detail until June 8th arrives. Funding for these projects comes largely through the donations and generosity of local churches and businesses, as well through the fees paid by the construction volunteers to participate in the project. Chris says, “God gets all the Glory, [I am] just blessed to be able to serve people and the serve the Lord!” In addition to the ministry in the community during the week, everyone is invited to a free community celebration event at Forbush High School on Friday, June 14th, from 6:00–9:00 p.m. Impact Yadkin 2013 is a ministry of Magnify Ministries For more information, you can follow Impact Yadkin on their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/MagnifyMinistries, or visit their website: http://magnifyministries.org/


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Daphne on a Mission with Sozo Children By Kristi Johnson Marion Using their Gifts to Provide Income Recently, the Sozo team treated those moms to dinner at a local Italian restaurant. “They really enjoyed the restaurant and I am sure they have had very few meals out at a place like this, if ever.” The team discussed the talents and gifts of the women. “Our hope is to encourage them to create a business that will help them grow and be able to support their families in a more sustainable way. They were so excited to discuss and brainstorm ideas.” Ideas included raising chickens to sell the eggs and whole chickens to a store, where they would also sell their handmade jewelry and other unique gifts. “My joy,” said Daphne, “was in seeing them take pride in what God has given them as special gifts to be used for His glory and to support their families, but my favorite moment of the evening was when I treated them to ice cream! Their faces lit up and they got so giddy. They were talking in Luganda and laughing like little children. It was indeed a sweet moment. We are praying that God would reveal His plans for these women and how He might use us to be a part of accomplishing them.” Request for Prayer I would ask readers to pray for these mothers and their children. And that we (including readers) might be thankful for the gifts God has given us and that we would use them to further his kingdom.

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Part II been following Daphne Marshall, a West Forsyth High School teacher, as she journeyed to Kampala, Uganda, in Africa to serve others through Sozo Children. She has now been at her new post, helping develop and organize individual education plans for the children there, since early March, 2013.

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Helping Meet the Needs of Children As part of the work Daphne’s team is doing is outside the walls of Sozo, they meet with a small group of mothers from the slums of Kabalagala. “We sponsor some of their children with support for educational, medical and nutritional needs,” explained Daphne. “One of these children, George, is deaf and we are helping him go to a school that better serves him.”

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Sozo Children operates three orphanages in Uganda, providing homes for sixty-six children. A staff of thirteen Ugandan moms and dads care for these precious children. A vital part of Sozo’s call is to send short-term and long-term missionaries to work alongside the Sozo staff and to pour themselves into the lives of the kids and staff. These missionaries experience God in a new way and witness spiritual transformation in the lives of children, families and villages, as well as changes in their own lives. Learn more about Daphne Marshall and her adventure sharing the gospel with the children of Uganda on her blog, at dafricaonthego.wordpress.com and in upcoming issues of Forsyth Family Magazine as we follow her on her journey. To donate to Daphne Marshall’s efforts, send a check to Calvary Baptist Church at 5000 Country Club Rd, Winston-Salem, NC 27104 with her name and “Missions Committee” in the memo, or consider donating to Sozo Children at www.sozochildren.org


Turn the Town Purple Novant Health Tackles Obesity with Community-Wide Campaign

is one of the most significant – and oft-discussed – health concerns facing our community. Everywhere you turn, there’s advice on how to lose weight faster or easier with some new diet or exercise plan. But as we all know, the obesity epidemic can’t be curbed with quick fixes or fads. It’s going to require new ideas and new approaches, not only by our medical community, but by everyone in our community.

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That’s the idea behind the new Novant Health Maya Angelou Women’s Health & Wellness Center website called Bright Ideas that was launched in April. More of a community forum than a traditional website, Bright Ideas brings policy makers and members of the community together with doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals to share ideas and collaborate on how to solve the obesity crisis.

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and grocery shopping classes, and exploring a mobile produce stand concept to bring fresh produce to low-income neighborhoods. “There is not one solution that will address obesity because of its pervasiveness today,” Royster says. “But we are receiving great innovative ideas from across the community on how we can engage all of our residents in the fight.” To help launch the Bright Ideas website and raise awareness for the anti-obesity initiative, Novant Health teamed up with Winston-Salem Mayor Allen Joines, the City of Winston-Salem, area businesses and non-profits to Turn the Town Purple in April. From April 19-27, awareness activities included bathing buildings with purple spotlights, wrapping trees downtown with purple ribbon, wearing something purple to work, purple sidewalk drawings, planting purple vegetables in a community garden at Petree Elementary School and distributing purple balloons across the community. Additionally, more than 50 iPads were distributed throughout the community to introduce residents to Bright Ideas and allow them to offerideas on how to fight obesity or comment on ideas that had already been posted.

3 2 “This is a first-of-its-kind effort in our community to engage the hearts and minds of Winston-Salem/Forsyth County residents in helping to solve the most pressing health crisis of our generation,” says Kirsten Royster, vice president of cardiac and women’s services for Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center. “It’s not enough anymore for healthcare professionals to warn people about the lifethreatening and debilitating consequences of obesity, such as an increased risk for developing heart disease, diabetes or cancer. Instead, it’s going to take all of us, working together, to find ways to reduce obesity and the effect it is having on our health and the health of our children.” The Bright Ideas website concept is simple. Periodically, a challenge question is posted on the website, encouraging individuals in the community to respond. Members can post an original idea or participate in a discussion of ideas already posted. Over time, the most popular or most liked ideas float to the top. At the end of a challenge period, the top-level ideas are reviewed by a sponsor committee, and those that receive the highest committee rankings are implemented as pilot programs. The first challenge question – “How can we bring mothers and daughters together to make healthier food choices?” – has already garnered more than 300 ideas that are creating discussion within the Bright Ideas community. Some of these include creating community gardens, offering hands-on menu planning

4 So far, nearly 400 people have joined the Bright Ideas website, which is free and open to all. To participate and start sharing your ideas for improving our community’s health, visit https://biww.novanthealth.spigit.com. Novant Health Bright Ideas 1 – Novant Health hosted a sidewalk chalk event in downtown Winston-Salem, where people could share their favorite healthy food or activity. Novant Health Bright Ideas 2 – Matt Gymer, Novant Health director of innovations; Kirsten Royster, vice president of cardiac services and women’s services at Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center; and Cheré Chase Gregory, MD, director of neurosciences and neurocritical care at Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center; attend the Bright Ideas leadership conference. Novant Health Bright Ideas 3 – Students at Winston-Salem State University carry purple balloons as part of the Bright Ideas kick-off week festivities. Novant Health Bright Ideas 4 – Winston-Salem Mayor Allen Joines gets his hands dirty showing kids that healthy eating can be fun by helping to plant the Garden of Healthy Living at Petree Elementary.


Clever Ways to Get Kids to Behave By Katie Moosbrugger of Triad Moms on Main a crazy phenomenon. At the start of every summer, my children transform from being (somewhat) well-behaved creatures who follow a regular routine into nutty little beings who want to defy schedules and rules of discipline. It’s like the end-of-school dismissal bell is an opening bell for an all-out, summer-long boxing match that takes place in my house, in the car, at the pool—and just about everywhere my kids seem to spend more than five minutes together.

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I’m pretty sure this happens in other homes, too, which is why I thought it would be fun to research creative ways to curb the quarreling. Here are some fun tactics I plan to try at home this summer: The Stone Jar Trick Find a large jar and fill it with stones. Then collect smaller jars (one for every child), and have your child put his/her name on their small jar and decorate it however they wish. Then, whenever a child does something good, they get to put a stone in their own small jar (with a parent’s permission—the child cannot put a stone in the smaller jar whenever they want). But, whenever they do something bad, Mommy or Daddy takes a stone out of their smaller jar and puts it back into the large jar. Whoever fills up their smaller jar first, wins a prize. Chores, Chores, Chores Ashleigh W., a TMoM team member, suggests setting up a chore jar, filling it with slips of paper (with one chore written on each slip). Each time a child acts out of line, ask him or her to pull a chore from the jar and get to work. This trick works wonders, and can help you get much more done around the house this summer, too! Show Your Love The last thing a child wants to do after fighting with a sibling is to show any affection. One of my Facebook friends posted a picture of her children wearing one large “time-out” T-shirt. It forced the fighting siblings to sit close together for a certain amount of time. Another friend had her three children sit in a circle and hold hands for a specified “time-out” period. This tactic works well, especially if your child is old enough to go through the “embarrassment stage.” My Day, Your Day I love this idea. A mom blogger shared this trick to end the fighting over sharing. Find an old calendar and write each child’s name on alternate days of the week. If a child has his name written on a 66 • forsythfamilymagazine.com

particular day, then it’s that child's special day to pick a TV show, game, or something else that is meant to be shared. There’s no need to fight over who goes first or who goes last, because whoever “has” that day gets the final say or choice. Cute idea! Three Strikes and You're Out! This is an age-old tactic we use with our kids whenever we travel by car. The basic underlying premise is that your kids get “three strikes and then they’re out” (meaning they either get a time-out, lose the chance for a prize at the end of the trip, or something else). But you can also have your kids earn “runs” and “points” along the way. For instance, if they strike out, but show good behavior (or show they’re truly sorry), give them an opportunity to earn a run and remove one of their strikes. Vent It! Kathleen K., a loyal TMoM reader, has two young boys with lots of energy. When one of them starts to get naughty—or shows signs that he has anger or frustration to work out—she sends him to his room and tells him to take it out on his pillows. Better yet, purchase a punching bag for his room and let him bout it out with the bag. As long as your furniture and bedding doesn’t get ruined, it could actually be great exercise, too! Log on to www.TriadMomsOnMain.com for more articles like this!


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ONE FORSYTH FATHER By Lindsay Craven

probably seen the movies and TV shows portraying fathers in their daddy-play-date groups sharing horrific things they have allowed their children to do, but never shared outside the group.

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For dads in the Forsyth Fathers group this portrayal couldn’t be farther from the truth. “I think that to a small extent some of those stereotypes to a degree hold true, but a majority of them can be a little bit offensive, only because we know how capable we are as parents and role models,” said Michael Johnson, a stay-at-home dad in Forsyth. Johnson said that Forsyth Fathers got its start when a couple of stayat-home dads decided they wanted to provide an outlet for others like them who might feel isolated, or be going it alone. “First and foremost was the need to get out of the house and socialize for both me and my boys,” said Jim Gay, one of the group’s founders. “I would encounter stay-at-home dads that didn’t really know any other stay-at-home dads, and it just clicked that we should all come together.” And so roughly 10 months ago, Forsyth Fathers was formed, and stay-at-home dads in Forsyth found a new way to meet dads with the same triumphs and struggles they face each day. “The genesis of it was that I and the other founders of the group would be at parks and other kid-friendly locations around town and we’d see the same dads at the same places,” Johnson said. “We noticed that there weren’t any dad groups that were formulated in the county. One of our founders, Ryan Blain, has a wife who works for an ad agency, and all of a sudden we had a logo and we put out a Facebook page.”

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The group meets a few times a week to provide themselves and their children some social interaction and educational activities. The gatherings take place at such varied locations as the Children’s Museum and Central Library, as well as the county’s parks and playgrounds. On its Facebook page, the Forsyth Fathers group offers insight into weekend events other dads will be at and allows them to share reading material and resources that are applicable to their daily lives. “On the Facebook page we

post a lot of stuff about family events on the weekends,” Johnson said. “We also post things like articles about stay-athome dads. It’s a great forum to be able to share information with each other.” Johnson said that the group has provided him and his son an invaluable opportunity to grow closer to each other and their peers. “It certainly has made for a sense of camaraderie,” Johnson said. “When you’re a stay-at-home dad, just like if you’re a stay-at-home mom, if you’re not careful things can sort of close in around you and it can just be you and your offspring knocking around, which is very rewarding, but can be overwhelming and a bit too insulated.” Johnson and Gay said that they would like to see Forsyth Fathers group continue to gain fathers and eventually start branching out into day trips outside the county. Up to now, 22 fathers have joined the group. Gay said that not all 22 participate regularly, but they consistently get about 12 fathers to their gatherings. “I am definitely pleased with how the group has developed so far,” Gay said. “With Winston-Salem being a smaller town, it has definitely exceeded my expectations as far as involvement and the number of stay-athome dads.” Johnson and Gay said that it’s important people understand that, despite their name, Forsyth Fathers is open to all parents. They don’t require membership or charge fees to participate. “I think it’s definitely not just for stay-at-home dads,” Gay said. “It’s not just for men. It’s for parents. It’s just about getting kids together and letting them socialize and play. It just so happens that we’re called Forsyth Fathers.” If you’d like to learn more about Forsyth Fathers, visit the group’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/forsythfathers.

To contact Michael Johnson: michaelwinj@hotmail.com Forsyth Fathers is a group of Forsyth County stay-at-home Dads and working Dads whose main goal is to get our kids together, share our experiences, socialize and support one another. We are simply about networking in an effort to encourage and celebrate the everyday accomplishments of Dads throughout Forsyth County. We welcome all Dads to join us! wsparent@googlegroups.com Join and LIKE us on Facebook today! www.facebook.com/forsythfathers


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By teen columnist Isabella Migliarese is finally here! Exams are over! A huge weight has just been lifted from most of us, and now it’s time to relax from the busy schedule of school and begin your summer plans. Not only do we have all this free time for internships, jobs or television marathons, we also have time to plan something for dad’s special day. Father’s Day is right around the corner and showing your dad how much you appreciate him with something thought-out is just the way to do it.

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I lost my father three years ago suddenly to pancreatic cancer. Nothing makes you realize how much someone meant to you until they aren’t there for advice or for a shoulder to lean on. I was really close to my father, he was the person I looked up to and was most proud of in my life. He made me the person I am today, taught me how to ride a bike. He gave me good judgment and, most importantly, passed on his good taste in music. The void that was left after his passing is the most difficult place to fill. Though a piece of me will always be missing because of his loss, I can only move on and try to make new, positive memories. I am lucky enough to have an amazing family and surround myself with wonderful people who take care of me. Fate has decided to give me the challenge of growing up without a parent that has supported me all throughout my

adolescent years; a challenge that I know I can overcome with the help from God and from those who love me. The advice I always give my friends is to cherish your parents. I know, sometimes you may feel the complete opposite about them. Every teenager has had some sort of struggle with his or her parent(s), but one of the biggest regrets you could ever live with is treating your parents in a way that you wish you hadn’t and not being able to rewind time, say you’re sorry, and go back to loving them. I have learned that you never know when someone can be taken from you. Whether it’s sudden or something that you know is inevitable, loss of a loved one is one of the most emotionally painful experiences you’ll ever have to endure. So, tell your parent(s) how much you love them and never leave them on bad terms. What could happen in the twenty minutes or ten hours you’re away from them could change your life forever. On a more positive note, showing your dad how much you care about him, either with a gift or an outing, is a great idea. If you and your dad have a special hobby you like to do together, or go to certain place where you have the most fun, do that. The simple things in life are really what matter, spending time with your dad, whether it is an hour or a weekend, is time spent that counts. If you’re like me, you have a love/hate relationship with this weather. Getting a nice tan and spending time outdoors is a perk of summer, but sometimes I wish fall weather would get here sooner. It’s a good thing that jobs and internships are usually indoors. I hope all the families in Forsyth County have fun and safe travels, and a happy Father’s Day!


Small Stories for a Big World By Kim Underwood my shirt for work one morning, I was startled by a crackling bolt of electricity shooting out of the iron. Oh, my! Time to get a new iron. I resolved to get one on my way home from work that day. It didn’t cross my mind, and it was only when it was time to iron my shirt the next morning that I remembered. Oh, well, can’t go to work with a wrinkled shirt. Nothing to be done now except be extra careful.

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Doobins disappeared with the box. A little while later, he came back in and said, “When do you think I will be able to smash the new iron?” “It has a two-year warranty,” I said. “So not until sometime after that.” “Well, I can’t wait for that day,” he said and disappeared again. The next day, he came in and said, “Two years is a long time, isn’t it?” “It is,” I said.

You might think that two bolts of electricity in one ironing session would have done the trick. But I didn’t give it a thought on the way home that day either. I had to go back out that night to get one. I was pleasantly surprised to see that the iron at the drug store came with a two-year warranty. On the way back home, I had a brainwave. Rather than toss the old iron in the trash, I should give it to Doobins and tell him that he could smash it to smithereens. This is a young man who enjoys smashing ice on the sidewalk, cardboard boxes and the concrete on a fence post that we had dug up, and, as I expected, he was delighted. He wasted no time in arming himself with the croquet mallet that he uses for smashing things that need smashing and headed outside with the iron. That boy knows how to wield a croquet mallet and, in minutes, he was back in the house showing us the fruits of his labor. Breaking up the iron had revealed some innards that he set aside as treasures. He asked for a box to store the rest of the mangled remains until it was time to do some follow-up smashing. The box I found in the basement said “Fragile” on all four sides. Filled with the dismembered iron - and with a bit of cord dangling over the side as it was trying to make an escape - the “Fragile” box looked to me like somebody’s idea of a funny piece of art.

It would be good to find another old iron for him to smash, I thought. In the basement was a portable CD player. Garnet had put it there after it died. Having filed it under “Items Awaiting Our Week for Bulky Item Pickup,” I didn’t ever think about it unless I happened to notice it while putting a load of clothes in the dryer, and, even as I wondered whether Goodwill might be a source of affordable irons for Doobins to smash, it didn’t come to mind. Garnet, though, can be a more nimble thinker than I am (although she would never dream of pointing that out). She did think of it, and, when one of Doobins’ cousins came over a couple of day later to play, she brought it up and took it, along with a couple of screwdrivers, out into the backyard. Handing a second croquet mallet to his cousin, Doobins noted that his own mallet was definitely starting to show some wear. The inside of the CD player contained even more marvels than the inside of the iron. And it had parts that broke apart in even more spectacular ways that the iron’s parts had. I think I am safe in saying that, should we ever have another CD player that needs to be demolished, his cousin would be happy to help. When the subject of the iron and CD player came up a couple of days later, Doobins said, “If I got paid every time I smashed something, I would be rich.”

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For the past four years, Christina had a home-based cake decorating business called “Creative Cake Designs.” Over the years, the business grew and grew, to the point of turning much business away. She added a minimum-order requirement, but still couldn’t keep up with the demand of order inquiries. Clients drove from all over to purchase custom cakes from her. Finally, her husband Michael decided to close his business and take on all of the baking full-time. They’ve had four years to perfect all of their recipes, have a large clientele following and an endless portfolio of custom cake designs Christina’s cakes have been featured in the center spread of Magie des Zuckers (an international cake magazine), Huffington Posts Weddings (the Downtown Abbey article), and she also created a cake for “Kiki” from the TLC show “Say Yes to the Dress,” which was featured in Season 8. In addition, their cakes have been included in local wedding publications, including Forsyth Magazine’s own Forsyth Woman Engaged. Christina has also been honored to write articles for Triad Weddings magazine and Forsyth Woman Engaged magazine. If you’ve stopped by their new Dessertery, you know the charming shop is more than just a bakery. The shop is Photos by Jessica Marie Photography

beautiful and full of warmth, texture and heavenly scents that appeal to all the senses. It serves as a multi-faceted extension of the beauty Christina’s cakes have become known for. The best part is that they create everything from scratch in small batches all throughout the day to ensure that all of their desserts are super fresh and moist. They offer incredible cake by the slice, cupcakes, cookies, brownies and freshly roasted coffee on a daily basis for walk-in customers. But because there are no preservatives, they don’t normally load their case up with pre-made WHOLE cakes. Instead, their clients call in a day or two in advance and place orders for freshly made cakes, which will be waiting for them on the day of pickup. The way things used to be. What a concept! While Creative Cake Designs has evolved into Christina’s Dessertery, the expectation has not changed. Quality. Detail. Perfection. Customer Service. Demanded every time. The combination of Michael’s pursuit of the perfectly baked cake and Christina’s eye for detail make for edible artwork that is almost too pretty to eat. Almost. If you haven’t visited Christina’s Dessertery yet, make plans to meet a friend, enjoy a slice of cake and a cup of freshly roasted coffee, and relish the gorgeous atmosphere! Christina’s Dessertery is open Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m.– 9 p.m. and on Fridays and Saturdays, from 11 a.m.– 10 p.m.. You can call the shop at 712-0300 to order a cake or inquire about daily flavor selections. You can also visit their website to learn more: www.ChristinasDessertery.com.


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Odyssey of the Mind – A Journey in Creativity By Meghan E.W. Corbett it comes to extracurricular activities, most of what comes to mind revolves around sports or charitable afterschool clubs. There are not many choices for students looking to be creative and problem-solve after the dismissal bell, but one great option for all types of students is Odyssey of the Mind (OotM).

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“I got involved in Odyssey of the Mind last year, when my daughter was in the 5th grade at Brunson Elementary,” said OotM Coach Stacy Mayhew. “We had a new teacher at the school, Mr. Chris Webster, who was passionate about OotM and decided to introduce it to Brunson. His enthusiasm for the program was contagious, and he quickly got four teams in place and a handful of parents to help, as well as the media coordinator, Mrs. Deb Fidali. After my experience ‘coaching’ a team, understanding what OotM is all about, and watching the kids’ creativity and confidence soar, I was hooked! I coached my daughter’s sixth grade team at Hanes Middle this year, and plan to coach as long as she wants to be involved.” The first OotM competition took place in 1978, when 28 New Jersey grade schools participated in a creative, problem-solving competition. It has now grown internationally, with thousands of teams throughout the United States and about 25 other countries, including Australia, China, Germany and Japan participating. “Odyssey of the Mind is a program whereby students are given the freedom to be creative,” said Mayhew. “They work with a team of typically five to seven members to solve an open-ended, ‘long-term’ problem in the most creative way they can, without the assistance of any adult or others outside of the team. Their solution to the problem is presented at a regional competition in the form of an 8-minute skit, so there is the opportunity for these students to showcase their creativity in many forms: artistically in the creation of props and backdrops; musically if they are required to incorporate a song; they may also showcase their humor and flair for drama in the skit, as well as technical components that the problem may require.” For students with quick minds, OotM has a “spontaneous” component. In this part of the competition, the team is taken into a room with two judges and is asked so solve a problem, either using their verbal skills or creative ‘handson’ skills, or a combination of the two,” said Mayhew. “The teams are judged and given points based on the creativity of their answers. For example, if the question was, ‘Name things that go up,’ the team would be given minimal points for common answers such as ‘an airplane’ or ‘a hot air balloon,’ but would be given higher points for creative answers such as ‘the stock market’ or ‘my grades, if I study hard.’” OotM is available for students from kindergarten through college as long as their schools purchase a membership for $135. “They are then given a membership packet with the details of each of the five problems selected for that school year,” said Mayhew. “Teams are then formed and the creativity begins! At Hanes, we received the problems in September and had teams

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meet once a week for two hours to practice spontaneous problems and begin work on their longtem solutions. After Christmas break, the practices ramp-up as the competition gets closer. At least one of these meetings would be in the home of a team member to work on the set, props and costumes. In total (excluding travel costs), each team member pays between $50–75 for the year to participate.” The OotM program teaches children valuable skills that cannot always be learned in a classroom. “Odyssey of the Mind has taught me how to work well as a team member,” said Yasmin Horner, 6th-grade student at Hanes Middle School. “I have learned that everyone has different ideas and that being able to compromise is important to decide on the best idea for the problem solution. Odyssey of the Mind is fun, because I never know what’s going to happen or what ideas team members are going to present. It’s also exciting to see our ideas being built and becoming a reality.” “I became interested in Odyssey of the Mind when I learned that kids did everything and that adults couldn’t have any input on the solutions,” said Taylor Hall, 6th-grade student at Paisley Middle School. “I had also been involved in acting and was excited to find out that I could use those skills in OM. After being involved with OM, I was more interested in learning and thinking harder to come up with a creative answer, not just the easiest answer. My grades improved and I developed a close relationship with my coach and teammates.” Whether your child’s school has an OotM membership or not, it is easy to get the ball rolling by contacting the school’s Curriculum Coordinator, and your children will feel the benefits for years to come! “These kids are learning skills through OotM that will last them a lifetime and even benefit them in their future careers,” said Mayhew. For more information, visit the Odyssey of the Mind website at www.odysseyofthemind.com, and the North Carolina OM website is at www.ncom.org. For information about the program in Forsyth County, email Katherine Graham, the director of NCOM at grazm@skybest.com.


“Out and About” in Winston-Salem

“No to O”Flock the Yard By Heather Spivey

Friday, April 12th was the first (of many more to come) annual event, Flock the Yard fundraiser that supports the non-profit organization, “No to O” (“No to Ovarian Cancer”). This is an event inspired by local Winston-Salem native Jean Ebert and Charlotte Ruth, both ovarian cancer survivors, to invigorate and educate people on the disease—with a unique twist. The teal (the color which represents ovarian cancer) flamingoes symbolize a whimsical feeling that these women are creating. For several weeks prior to the event, people adopted a flamingo for $20 that was placed in the yard of the Broyhill Historic Event Center— “Flocking the Yard”! Over 1000 flamingoes were adopted. The event was designed and coordinated by Jennie Hess and Kristin Johnson of The Perfect Pair Event Design. Over 200 guests attended, admission was free, donations welcomed. As they mingled and shopped for the lovely array of auction items donated by local businesses, they enjoyed the beautiful music donated by Martha Bassett. Jean Ebert has been battling ovarian cancer for almost 5 years. She says, “The symbol for ‘No to O’ came to my mind as I had been feeling that we who are involved with ovarian cancer needed a strong visual sign that was recognizable and unique to us.” Ebert’s idea has turned a dreadful disease into uniting folks, especially women that are affected personally, to become more educated on the importance of nutrition and exercise and who are in need of a support network. Flock the Yard was a huge success and a lot of fun. If you would like to learn more on how you can help or participate, visit www.notoo.org. Photos by Daryl Shaw Photography Flock the Yard Team. (L-R) Jean Ebert, Jennie Hess, Dee Clark, Joyce Troyer and Kristin Johnson

TEAL Sponsors: $2,000 Nan Davis Van Every GOLD Sponsors: $1,000 John Blackwood Anne & Sam Hummel Pat and Gene Capps Jordan Capps & Brian Hoffman Clayton and Keith Brant Clark-Powell SILVER Sponsors: $500 Blue Moon Benefits Carol Clare Marian Lokey Barbara Davis Lambert Marge & Sterling Pierce Thermal Transfer Repair, Inc. BRONZE Sponsors: $300 Audrey & Bruce Kemp Bill Benton Jane & Bill Brown Keith Googe Eller Kaufman-Fox Sheila Brame Susan McDonald Davie Dermatology Forsyth Country Day School Johnson & Miller CPA

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The Artist’s Corner

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Maddie Shelby, Meadowlark Elementary School Teacher: Melanie Messick Lucy Romanik, Reagan High School Teacher: Jennifer Willard Maryam French, Wiley Middle School Teacher: Laurie Wiesner-Phillips Maggie Weiss, Mount Tabor High School Teacher: Alice Morley


Food Craft Recipes ummertime is full of play dates with friends. Sometimes the kids get bored and hungry. Here are solutions to both problems: let them get crafty with their food!

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JELL-O WORMS Create tasty, edible worms. This simple recipe is perfect for summer play dates, April Fool’s Day and Halloween. Ingredients: 2 packs (3 oz.) Raspberry Jell-o 1 pkg unflavored gelatin (for extra firmness) ¾ cup whipping cream 3 cups boiling water 15 drops green food coloring Tools: Tall container (1-quart or 1-liter carton of milk or vase) 100 flexible straws (or enough to fill your container) 1 rubber band Directions: 1. Combine gelatin in bowl and add boiling water. 2. Let the mixture cool to lukewarm and add the whipping cream and 13 drops of green food coloring. 3. Wrap the rubber band around the “un-flexed” straws and place them in the container. It’s important that the straws have a tight fit, so the Jell-o remains in the straws. 4. Pour the gelatin mixture over and into the straws and let it set until firm. 5. Remove the worms from the straws either by rolling a rolling pin over the straws and squeezing them out, or by holding each straw under warm running water; then the worms will slip right out.

HARD BOILED EGG DIPPERS Ingredients: 4 hard-boiled eggs, peeled (you can let the kids help with this if you want) 4 thick pretzel sticks or crisp breadsticks ¼ cup refrigerated ranch dip/dressing ¼ cup bacon bits or crumbles ⁄3 cup chopped carrots

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Directions: 1. Cut a small X on the larger end of each egg. Let the kids help insert a large stick pretzel or bread stick. 2. Have kids dip the egg into the ranch dip, then spread their favorite toppings on a piece of wax paper to affix their favorite topping to the ranchdipped, hard-boiled egg.

KOOL-AID PLAY DOUGH RECIPE This recipe is not for eating but for playing! (Though it is non-toxic if the little ones happen to take a taste.) Ingredients: 2½ cups flour ½ cup salt 2 packages of unsweetened Kool-Aid drink mix 2 cups boiling water 3 Tbs. oil

Directions: 1. In a large bowl, mix flour, salt and Kool-Aid powder until blended. 2. Add oil and boiling water to the mixture. 3. Mix with large spoon until cooked enough for the kids to knead. 4. Continue kneading until color is blended. 5. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator when not in use.


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JUNE 7 THE WIZARD OF OZ BALLET & “LET’S GET LOUD”

Snyder’s of Hanover and Busch Gardens of Williamsburg are inviting kids and families to build a roller coaster model entirely out of pretzels and compete for grand prizes, including a trip for four to Busch Gardens Williamsburg. www.snydersofhanover.com or 410.234.2392

6:30-8:30pm, Reynolds High School. The Ballet & Performing Arts Centre will present The Wizard of Oz Ballet & "Let's Get Loud" (variations from jazz, tap, hip hop, lyrical & modern classes). Cost: $15/children; $20/adults. 923.2585

JUNE 1 CRAFT SHOW 9am-3pm, Crickets Nest. Children's book author, Michele M. Manderine, will be signing copies of her book, "Tristan, The Maine Coon Cat" and selling other cat-related items. 659.4316

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JUNE 8 FREE YOGA CLASSES 1-5pm, Sunrise Yoga Studio. We are celebrating our birthday, and you are invited! Free classes, refreshments and door prizes. Special class card offer at great savings. Bring a gift for the SECU House & get a gift for you. 778.1233

JUNE 8 & 22 TOUR DE FOOD

9am-3pm, The Coffee Mill, 6275 Shallowford Road in Lewisville. More than 30 members of local arts and crafts guilds will be on hand to exhibit and sell their work. Along with arts and crafts, customers can have pet and family portraits taken by one of the guild members. There will also be food for lunch and live music. Admission is free. 945.3287

1:30-5pm, Downtown Winston Salem. Learn about the Moravians and RJ Reynolds Empire as you stop at six locally owned establishments. You will taste everything from local frozen custard to down home BBQ and meet the chefs, owners and artisans who create it all. Cost: $45. 406.6294

JUNE 1-2 OPEN HOUSE AT THE MEADOWBROOK HOUSE

JUNE 9 MUSIC ON A MISSION BENEFIT CONCERT

2-4pm, 4438 Driftwood Drive in Clemmons. The new upscale assisted living family care home located in Clemmons, is hosting an Open House. Meet and greet our certified, licensed medical staff, tour our beautiful home's six private suites, large open-concept kitchen, elegant living and dining areas, and comfortable outdoor patio. Refreshments will be served. 283.6001, cgolamco@themeadowbrookhouse.com or www.themeadowbrookhouse.com

3-6pm, New Philadelphia Moravian Church, 4440 Country Club Road. Annie B Mission is hosting Music on a Mission to benefit the speech therapy program at Star Mountain Rehabilitation Center in Ramallah, Palestine. FREE t-shirts to the first 100 ticket buyers! Refreshments will be available. Cost: $5/advance; $7/door. 575.6981

JUNE 2 FORSYTH MAGAZINES 2ND ANNUAL SHOWCASE 11am-4pm, Old Salem Visitor’s Center, James A. Gray, Jr. Auditorium & Southern Concourse. A collaboration of vendors that celebrate every phase of a woman’s life. First 200 people will receive a free totebag! Free admission; no registration required.

BIRD BONANZA 1-4pm, SciWorks. Meet feathered friends, including a variety of chickens and chicks. Find out when to help baby birds and when to leave them alone. Buy and assemble a bluebird house (while supplies last), enjoy fun games and crafts and visit with some live birds of prey. Cost: Included with admission. 714.7105

JUNE 4 FIRST ANNUAL SPRING THEATRE GALA 6:30-9pm, Old Salem Visitor Center, 900 Old Salem Road. Enjoy free admission, free parking, appetizers and cocktails, giveaways and spectacular entertainment! RSVP to 924.7028

JUNE 10 GIRLS' NIGHT OUT 5 pm…until! Fratelli’s Italian Steakhouse, 2000 Reynolda Road. Grab a friend, neighbor, co-worker, mother, sister, SOMEBODY and have a much need Girls’ Night Out. Enjoy $15 house wine bottles of chardonnay, cabernet and merlot! Also, register for TONS of prizes and giveaways! Sponsored by Fratelli’s Italian Steakhouse, Forsyth Woman and Forsyth Woman Engaged! See you there!

JUNE 12 KIDS’ MORNING OUT FREE admission from 10-1pm! Pine Brook Country Club Pool, 5475 Germanton Road, WS. Out of school and into the pool! Grab a friend and the kids for a morning of fun! Food service available; no coolers, please. Staff will be on hand to discuss membership, golf and swim lessons. Join the pool on the day of the event and get a $50 discount! As always, each adult receives four tickets for our fabulous prize board drawings! Call 782.0331 for more information. (Rain date; Monday, June 17th)

JUNE 13 SALEM FUNERAL HOME AT SUNNYNOLL 12-4pm, 2599 Reynolda Road in W-S. Open house and tour of Salem Funeral Home’s second location at Sunnynoll. The former Davis family home located at the intersection of Reynolda and Polo Roads. Refreshments will be served in addition to a drawing for a gift basket. 722.8878

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JUNE 14 COMMUNITIES IN SCHOOLS OF FORSYTH COUNTY 4TH ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT 12-7pm, Winston Lake Golf Course, 3535 Winston Lake Road. Our 4th Annual Golf Tournament is an opportunity for CISFC to raise funds that support the continuation of in-school and after-school programs that serve disadvantaged or at risk youth in Forsyth and Stokes Counties. Cost: $70/player; $280/team. 397-9983 ext. 18.

SCIWORKS FAMILY FRIDAY 4-8pm, SciWorks. Join us for a summer tradition…and bring a picnic! Enjoy the museum, outdoor parks and planetarium with the entire family! Cost: $3/person; kids four and under and members are free. 714.7105

ARTS D’VINE 5-9pm, Historic Downtown Kernersville. Join us for an evening of art, wine and music! Stroll the streets of our historic downtown and see businesses transformed into art galleries as they host a variety of Triad artists and musicians. Cost: Free to attend, $10 for wine tasting. 862.9400

JUNE 15 CRAFT SHOW 9am-3pm, Mizpah Moravian Church, 5393 Ham Horton Lane in Bethania. Children's book author, Michele M. Manderine, will be signing copies of her book, "Tristan, The Maine Coon Cat" and selling other cat related items. 924.3741

FAMILY FESTIVAL 2013 11am-3pm, Elkin Creek Vineyard in Elkin. Join us for a fun family day full of music, pizza and yoga! The day will begin with Family Yoga in our Harvest Barn led by Kids Do Yoga founder, Maggie Verderame followed by a pizza lunch and a Kids Music Concert with Ms. Maggie and Mr. V. Cost: $50/family of up to 5 people. 526.5119

JUNE 18 WHERE INNOVATIONS BEGINS DINNER, PRESENTATION AND AUCTION 6pm. Benefitting SciWorks. Nido Qubein is the keynote speaker on “Transforming and Re-culturing in Challenging Times.” For an invitation, contact Leigh Ann at 253.3203.

JUNE 19 EDIBLE LANDSCAPES 11am-12pm, Arboretum Office at Tanglewood Park, behind the Manor House. Adrienne Roethling, Garden Curator at Paul Ciener Botanical Garden, will present a program on incorporating herbs and vegetables, some that are unusual, in the home landscape and what they have done at the Ciener Botanical Gardens. 703.2850

JUNE 20 DEF COMEDY & SPOKEN WORD SHOWCASE 8pm-1am, Club Therapy 411 N. Cherry Street in W-S. Kid Fit For Life, Inc. a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization in conjunction with Ms. Deborah & 30/40 Night Life hosts showcase featuring celebrity comedian Debra Terry and the Triad's “baddest” poets. All proceeds benefit the Kid Fit For Life, Inc. Cost: $10/advance; $15/door. 391.8965

JUNE 25-AUGUST 8 SCICAMP: SCIWORKS’ SUMMER CAMP 9am-5pm, SciWorks. Our summer camps are fun and educational! Topics include animals, architecture, astronomy, chemistry, forensics, paleontology, photography, weather and more! Cost varies. 714.7105

JUNE 27 SCIWORKS SCICAMPS 9am-4pm, SciWorks. Facts About Tracks one-day SciCamp for rising 2nd-3rd graders; Behind the Scenes one-day SciCamp for rising 4th-5th graders; and Forest Trees one-day SciCamp for rising 7th-8th graders.

Showcase:

NOW THROUGH OCTOBER 26 EXHIBIT: CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF THE MUSEUM OF ANTHROPOLOGY 10am-4:30pm, Museum of Anthropology, Wake Forest University. As the MOA commemorates its 50th year, this student-curated retrospective exhibit showcases the museum’s history through a detailed timeline featuring photographs from the institutional archives and artifacts from around the world. 758.5282.

NOW THROUGH DECEMBER 13 EXHIBIT: CHINESE CERAMICS FROM THE CHANGSHA KILNS 10am-4:30pm. MOA’s new permanent exhibit provides an overview of the ceramics produced by families at the Changsha Kilns during the Tang Dynasty more than one thousand years ago. The exhibit features more than 100 spectacular ceramic objects from the MOA’s Lam Collection. 758.5282.

SUNDAYS FITPRAISE 2:30pm, Women's Wellness & Fitness Center in W-S. Workout to contemporary Christian music with devotion and prayer! Designed for women of all ages and fitness levels. Participation is FREE and open to members and non-members. Call 760.0030 for more information.

FOURTH TUESDAYS NEWCOMERS & NEIGHBORS OF GREATER WINSTON-SALEM 10am. Trinity Presbyterian Church, 1416 Bolton Street. Monthly interest groups include Book Group, Lunch Bunch, Bridge, Day/Evening Card Groups, Crafts, Dinner and Wine Groups. 245-8406.

WEDNESDAYS HULA HOOP CARDIO CLASS 6:30-7:30pm, Women's Wellness Fitness Center, 690 Jonestown Road. Hula hoop cardio class for women and girls ages nine and up. Enjoy hooping with weighted hoops, high and low impact cardio, yoga/pilates type stretching and more. Burn hundreds of calories in an hour. Hoops provided and available for purchase. Beginners welcome! Cost: $10/class; $35/month. 414.5316.

THIRD THURSDAYS LEGO CLUB 5:30-6:30pm, Miller Park Recreation Center. Miller Park's LEGO Club is designed to encourage imagination and creativity among builders of all ages. Blocks are provided! 727-2831.

FRIDAYS REYNOLDA VILLAGE FARMERS MARKET 8-11:30am, Reynolda Village. Vendor-produced farmers market includes crafts, produce, flowers, meat, eggs, honey, goat cheese, wine tasting, peanuts, breads and much more. 414.1026

SATURDAYS K’VILLE INDIE FLEA 10am-4pm, 230 North Cherry Street in Kernersville. Join us every Saturday to shop the coolest vintage finds, antique treasures, beautifully handcrafted clothing, jewelry, handbags, accessories, furniture and furnishings, coffee and food; all by vendors from the Piedmont. Visit KvilleIndieFlea.com for more information

JUNE 2, 2013 11AM - 4PM

Old Salem Visitor's Center James A. Gray Jr. Auditorium & Southern Concourse Free admission!

FREE to participants; no registration required! The showcase will feature a collaboration of vendors that celebrate every phase of a woman's life! The first 200 participants will receive a totebag! If you're interested in being a vendor at the Forsyth Magazine's Showcase, please email Denise at denise@forsythmags.com for more information or visit our website to download a registration form. June Issue 2013 • 81


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Ian’s Bodyworks.........................................13

Salem Academy.........................................33

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Imprints.....................................................69

Salem Gymnastics.....................................33

Allergy Partners of the Piedmont ................21

Irvin Robers Salon & Day Spa ....................14

Salem Smiles Orthodontics........................45

201 Media.................................................33

Anne Marie Goslak.....................................49 Appalachian Summer Festival ....................17

SciWorks ...................................................34

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St. John’s Lutheran Church and School ......63

Kilwin’s .....................................................19

Stitches .....................................................38

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Sunrise United Methodist Church...............60

Bermuda Run Country Club........................55

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Braincore Therapy......................................55

Launch Media .....................inside back cover

Brookstone Technology Services ................63

Locke Chiropractic .....................................37

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Busy as a Bee Concierge............................41

Lyndhurst Gynecologic Associates .............35

Thruway Center..........................................19

Susan Maier Colon - Prudential Carolinas ..38

Tina S. Merhoff and Associates ..............9, 69

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TJ’s Body Shop .........................................73

CareNet .....................................................24

Mac & Nelli’s ............................................80

Tropical Smoothie Cafe ..............................75

Carrabba’s Italian Grill................................75

meg brown home furnishings.....................23

Casanova’s Confections .............................49

MInglewood...............................................45

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Chamberlain Place Apartments ..................35

Moonlight Designs ....................................73

V’s Barbershop ..........................................11

Chermak & Hanson Orthodontics ..inside front

Moore Storage...........................................39

Villa Grille .................................................75

Chris’ Lawncare .........................................41

Mosquito Authority,The..............................41

Christina’s Dessertery ................................75

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Wake Forest Baptist Health.........................13

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New Pyramid Builders................................39

Warren Stacks, MD ......................................7

Forsyth Magazine’s Women’s Showcase ....81

New Town Bistro ........................................75

WBFJ 89.3 ................................................61

Fresh Air Carpet Care .................................63

Novant Health................................back cover

Weed Man .................................................42

Novant Health WomanCare.........................49

Which Wich? .............................................75

Novartis.......................................................7

Will Wilkins - State Farm ...........................13

G Goin’ Postal ...............................................55 Great Getaways ..........................................47

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Williams Eye Associates ............................19

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Winston-Salem Cleaning Service ...............43

Omega House Family Restaurant................75

Winston-Salem Dash .................................27

One Shot Photography ...............................67

Hip Chics Boutique....................................21 Home Instead ..............................................3

Y P Pinebrook Country Club .............................28 Premier Fertility Center ..............................25 ProDance Academy....................................45

R Richard Spainhour, Family Entertainer ........63 Roger Marion Automotive...........................73 82 • forsythfamilymagazine.com

YMCA........................................................23


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