Forsyth Woman April 2013

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April 2013 Forsyth Plastic Surgery ‘Your Decision, Our Experience’

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NCLEAP: Helping Those Who Help us Every Day Hope du Jour Brings Fun and Food to all Corners of the Community Take the Lead W/S Benefits Bethesda Center for the Homeless


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Bloomday Granite & Marble: Award Winning Service Today & Tomorrow Interiors: Designing Sacred Spaces Top Ten Can’t Miss Events at the BB&T Ballpark This Summer Westbend Vineyards and Brewhouse: Forty-One Years and Counting The City of the Arts is Having a BIG Birthday! Dalton’s Crossing Girl Rising: One Girl with Courage is a Revolution Top 10 Reasons You Can't Miss the Upcoming Empty Bowls Luncheon Twin City Stage Presents 12 Angry Men The NC Stroke Association Celebrates 15 Years It’s Tea Time, Triad! Clemmons Comprehensive Dental Care: An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure

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The Working Moms of WomanCare: The Imperfect Art of Work/Life Balance


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Classic Consignments Pilates and Weight Loss Alliance Contracting: Building in the Community… One Dream Location at a Time!

88 Through Her Eyes 90 Enjoy the Derby – Help Horses! 92 Executive Women’s Golf Association 98 Countless Easter Activities to Enjoy in the Twin City 104 Forsyth Woman’s 2013 Fitness Hop 110 Full Circle in Pursuit of Dreams 116 Our April Face Spotlight: Navani Reyes

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Forsyth Plastic Surgery Your Decision, Our Experience



SuMMiT EyE CARE Botox Q & A


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To youR HEAlTH! Don’t Lose Your Spring this Spring


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For several years, we have hosted monthly Girls’ Night Out and Kids’ Morning Out. But in the last year, you may have noticed, we’re hosting a lot more events! While our primary product and objective remains monthly publications and print advertising, we love planning events as it’s a great way to connect with our readers and introduce them to some wonderful advertising partners and great local businesses! And in March – WOW! What a BUSY month we had with TWO huge events… Forsyth Family’s first Summer Camp Expo, sponsored by the YMCA was a great success! A week later, Forsyth Woman Engaged! hosted the 2nd Bridal Show at the BB&T Ballpark, sponsored by Windsor Jewelers and The Perfect Pair. Both events were fun, well-received, and a great deal of fun! We thank all of our readers who joined us at these events, as well as the vendors who participated! After two great events in March, I can’t even imagine how crazy April & May will be! In April, we’re hosting the first Fitness Hop. Unlike other events, this one is all on YOU! Check out the editorial and ad on page 104/105. The advertising partners listed in the editorial and ad have agreed to open their businesses on April 14th from 2 – 5. All you have to do is decide who you want to visit and show up! These facilities are excited to welcome you and answer questions you may have. If getting healthy and fit was part of your New Year’s Resolution, this is the perfect time to renew that resolution and find someone who is excited to help guide you and keep you motivated! Up next will be the Spring 2013 Consignment Shop Hop on May 11th! If you haven’t reserved your seat yet, please don’t wait! These seats are selling out quickly and as we are going to print with the April issue, half of our seats have been sold! To reserve your seat, visit Tickets are $25 each and include lunch, transportation, and the opportunity to win some great prizes! It’s going to be a go-go-go kind of day, but as always, we know it will be filled with fun and much laughter! On a personal note, Tim and I are getting closer each day to having an empty nest. It’s hard to believe in a few short months, my baby will be leaving us to go to college (sorry, Tanner, you’ll always be my baby!). He has applied at several colleges and while he had a pretty tough decision to make, he has (much to his Mamaw’s delight) chosen UNC-Wilmington! And I suppose his mother won’t mind taking a few trips down to the coast to visit him! We hope you all enjoy this issue. We have the best readers in the world and your enthusiasm for our publications is appreciated more than we can ever say. We are grateful every day for our readers and for our advertisers. Please, as you peruse Forsyth Woman, Forsyth Family, or Forsyth Woman Engaged!, make note of our advertising partners. You are holding these free resources because of THEIR support. We encourage you to let them know you saw them in our magazines, and there’s no need to be shy. Our advertisers love to know where their business comes from, and we love hearing that they gained new business because our pages introduced them to a new customer. Best wishes for a great April!

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I am fortunate to work with great partners at WomanCare. Our two male partners are caring, devoted fathers and support the five female physicians in our efforts to be the best moms and physicians we can be. We also, in our own feminine bonding ways, relish our tales of mommy-hood with each other. We trade stories, advice, and funny moments. We listen to worries, daily stresses, and help trouble-shoot those frequent issues of balancing work and home life. Most importantly, we reassure each other when we come face to face with our imperfections.

The Working Moms of WomanCare: The Imperfect Art of Work/Life Balance By Melanie Schwartz, M.D.

"A mother's work is never done." I'm not sure who said it originally, but this adage was most recently quoted to me by Missy Helman, one of my fellow physicians at WomanCare. I am one of five full-time female physicians at WomanCare balancing motherhood and our daily patient-care responsibilities. Yes, being a full-time OB/GYN is hard. Being a full-time parent while working from 8 to 5 (or later) every day is harder. However, we aren't unique in this situation and lifestyle. There are many families today who, for financial reasons, values, or personal career goals have both parents working outside the home every day. Families with a working single parent are common; others may have one parent staying home with the kids every day. However, regardless of your personal childcare or professional status, the most important job, and yet sometimes the hardest job, is being a parent. There is no overtime pay for this gig. There is no postcall day off. Bonuses are doled out in smiles, giggles, and hugs. As much as we adore our kids, they (and we) all have their moments. Sometimes after putting them in time-out for the 4th time that day (and maybe spending 20 minutes each time trying to get them to stay there), we just want to cry "Mercy!" However, it's the shared laughter, the elated shouts and hugs upon your arrival home, and those cuddly moments when they forget they don't want to go to bed that melt your heart. We have many early days at WomanCare and I have left home many mornings before either of my daughters is awake. I confess, those snuggly morning moments are my favorites of the day. My 5 year-old just wants to curl up in my lap and watch a cartoon; our baby girl just smiles her big toothless grin and kicks her legs in excitement when I come get her from her crib. I miss a lot of that during the week and relish those times on the weekends. Daddy is the one who gets them up and ready most days of the week. I wish it were different; but I also love what I do.

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One of the challenges we, and many working moms face, is the guilt of not being able to be present 100% of the time. Juggling different children's activities can be hard enough without factoring in after-work professional responsibilities. Finding time to make our own health and physical activity a priority is one of the most common issues plaguing working women. Sleep deprivation is also common, since many of us may have housework or overflow work from the office hanging over our heads after the kids get to bed. If your kids get to bed by 7:30 every night, count yourself lucky! Using our remaining energy to bond with spouses at that time or keeping in touch with old friends may be compromised just to empty the dishwasher or put away laundry. Since Missy, Pam, Laura, Jaleema and I all love our profession, we have to find ways to maintain that work life balance. As Jaleema said the other day, "We invest a lot in our career, but I always want my kids to feel like they are number one in my life." We all aspire to that and have different ways to achieve it. Pam manages by prioritizing and says she has learned that it's OK to need and use help. My husband and I are fortunate to have two sets of parents that relish their grandparent status and help out on call, call weekends, sick days and some date nights. Missy noted that when she entered private practice she did not really have a fellow female/mom OB/GYN role model to emulate. She and her husband, both physicians, shared childcare responsibilities, with her husband often playing the role of "mom and dad." She advises that, rather than dwell on the guilt we feel

Melanie Schwartz, MD, FACOG

about the moments we aren't there, we should enjoy every day and each moment we do share. Children grow quickly. One day they need a diaper changed, the next they need help with homework, then with packing for college. There are days I regret not having had more time with the girls. Times when I think I should just let the dishes pile up for a week instead of wasting precious time I could spend with them before bed. Sometimes I do. But bonding with our patients over these issues is rewarding also. I cherish the stories and advice swapped with my postpartum checkup and annual physical patients; we often have funny uplifting tales to share or little tips to offer when "we've been there" before. I think it reassures our patients we are human, too, and that no one has it all figured out. Pam feels that empathizing with her patients by sharing her own imperfections as a parent helps

reassure new moms that there is no one right way to do things. Jaleema feels that having experienced pregnancy and motherhood helps bring calm to patients regarding common symptoms in pregnancy that may be normal, and not necessarily cause for alarm. Laura says that many patients value her ability to understand the difficulty of establishing that work/family balance. At the end of the day, we know we aren't perfect mothers or perfect physicians. There is no absolute solution to the work/life balance, but in each of our "jobs" we strive to do the best we can. For all parents, the most important job we have is raising our children. Understanding the many roles of all moms, working or stay-at-home, in combination with excellent patient care, is how we feel we treat our patients best: as the strong, creative, loving, determined, perfectly imperfect women and mothers we are.

Dr. Schwartz was born in Denver, CO but calls Mississippi “home.” There, she attended and was valedictorian of Millsaps College in Jackson, MS. During her time at Millsaps, she was also awarded the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship for excellence in research studying cellular division of cancer cells. She majored in biology and was a member of Chi Omega Sorority. After college, Dr. Schwartz attended Wake Forest University School of Medicine, where she then stayed and completed a four year residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology. She was elected and served as Chief Administrative Resident during her fourth year. Dr. Schwartz is a member of the American College of Obstetrics & Gynecology. Her health-related interests include general obstetrics and gynecology, gynecologic ultrasound, adolescent health, and health care delivery to the growing Hispanic community. She is married to Dr. Joshua Z. Schwartz. They are the proud parents of their daughter and the other member of the family, their chocolate lab, Bogey. Her hobbies include running, tennis, Wake Forest sports, traveling, spending time with her family, cooking, and improving her Spanish.

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Dr. Khemsara brings surgical and clinical expertise, compassion, and warmth to his patients. Call Us Today! Vic Khemsara, MD Summit Eye Care

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Botox Q & A By Vic Khemsara, MD As spring rolls around, it’s time to freshen the way we look. In this article I'm going to speak about a procedure that was one of the top nonsurgical cosmetic procedures in the US. Over 4 million injections of Botox or Dysport were done last year. The three main purposes of onabotulinumtoxinA is to control muscle spasms, control severe underarm sweating, and for cosmetic improvement. We will focus on Botox Cosmetic in this article. Botox is used for the temporary smoothing of frown lines, which are lines between your eyebrows that can make you look angry, tired, or unhappy. It can also be used off-label to treat horizontal forehead lines, crow's feet, marionette lines at the corners of the mouth and smoker's lines around the lips. If you are breastfeeding or are pregnant, Botox is not expected to travel far enough to affect your baby or fetus. However, no clinical studies have been done on pregnant mothers so we do not know for sure. Allergan, the manufacturer, does not recommend using Botox if you are trying to conceive a child, are pregnant, planning to breastfeed or are currently breast feeding. Botox is injected into the muscles, where it blocks nerve impulses to those tissues. The blocked muscles cause the overlying muscle to be smooth. Lines on your face that are present when your face is totally relaxed are not great areas for Botox. These lines are better handled by dermal fillers, such as Juvaderm. Botox can further soften these lines, but not necessarily get rid of them. The maximum effect of Botox usually occurs between 10 -14 days. Pain tends to be minimal, often described as a mild bee-sting. We at Summit Eye Care use very small needles, which helps to minimize any discomfort. Side effects can include pain, swelling, redness and inflammation. Rarely, you may be allergic to the injection, causing symptoms of itching, sneezing, asthma, or a rash. Botox lasts 4-6 months but there are several factors that may lean the treatment to four months versus six months. Age plays a role, and in younger patients, Botox will last longer. Whether you smoke or not, your diet, and how much sun exposure you get all play a role in how long Botox will work for you. At Summit Eye Care, we realize you have many options to choose from when deciding where to have your Botox treatment performed for cosmetic purposes, and feel a great benefit we offer is that your procedure is being performed by a licensed MD. It is important to check the credentials of any provider who will be injecting any type of substance into your body to make sure they will have the knowledge and experience to provide you with the best care, before and after your treatment. We also understand that many people choosing to have this type of procedure have very busy active schedules. Therefore, we offer a variety of times to fit your scheduling needs and try to minimize your time in our clinic for this procedure. Because really, who has three or four hours to spend waiting in a doctor’s office? Now that you have decided to enhance your natural beauty with Botox, let me give you one additional reason to consider Summit Eye Care for your treatment: PRICE. We offer competitive prices and often have special pricing for return patients, as well as discounted prices for couples or those who bring a friend in for the procedure as well. I hope this information helps you with your decision about Botox. Please feel free to contact our office if you have any additional questions I may not have addressed in this article.

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NCLEAP’s primary focus is hosting two Post Critical Incident Seminars (PCIS) each year. These two and a half day events gather officers who have been involved in a critical incident, offering guidance and support from fellow trained officers. “At the PCIS, we teach healthy ways to mitigate critical incident stress. We are privileged to have as our clinical director for the PCIS a retired U.S. Secret Service agent who was involved in the development of the initial program for stress management that we use. There are also two mental health professionals on the staff who regularly work with law enforcement officers. The spouses of officers are also invited to attend and are given specific training and support for their experiences,” Danny stated. Along with the PCIS events, NCLEAP is available to respond to critical incidents to

The primary core of volunteers for NCLEAP is law enforcement officers who have specialized training working with other officers. “Peers are essential to the work of NCLEAP. Law enforcement officers first and foremost trust other law enforcement officers. Volunteers are always welcomed in a supportive role. As a non-profit, we are dependent on the generosity of individuals, churches and businesses. If someone has a passion for supporting law enforcement officers, we are networked in such a way that we can find them a place to make a difference,” said Danny. For more information on NCLEAP, visit


utting their lives on the line is something that law enforcement officers and first responders do every day for our community. From one call to the next, they never know what they will encounter or how the situation will be resolved. For those times when the outcome is not the best that it could be, the stress and trauma of a shooting, death or other critical incident takes its toll on the lives of those we look to for help in times of distress or danger. North Carolina Law Enforcement Assistance Program, (NCLEAP), a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit group, was founded to assist law enforcement and other first responder agencies with critical incident stress management. Danny B. Leonard, United Methodist pastor, chaplain with law enforcement and emergency service personnel, and the co-founder and Director of NCLEAP, said, “There are few services provided to assist officers in mitigating the stress caused by having been involved in shootings, the investigation of fatal accidents, the death of a child, death of a colleague by suicide or the other multitude of events that officers experience daily. Realizing that unhealthy ways of dealing with critical incident stress destroys officers’ careers, families and their lives, we set out to make a difference.”

As the Coordinator of Chaplains for the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, Danny Leonard met Lt. Aaron Back and they began talking about a way to assist officers across the state that had experienced a critical incident. “In November 2011, Lt. Back and I founded NCLEAP. Shortly after that, Margit Sylvester, a former law enforcement officer who currently serves as an assistant to the Police Chief of a department in the Raleigh area, joined us as our administrative person. We complement each other with our different perspectives; Lt. Back has instant recognition in the law enforcement arena and I have contacts in the community and can interpret what we do to those who are not in law enforcement,” commented Danny. What exactly does NCLEAP do?

provide psychological support to officers involved in those incidents. “At the invitation of the law enforcement agency involved in the event, we are prepared to lead their officers in debriefings. We also offer training to agencies who wish to form a Peer Response Team and we can assist in the creation of a chaplaincy program. All of our services are offered at no charge,” said Danny. NCLEAP makes its services available within hours of an incident or whenever the need arises. “The vast majority of PCIS participants are referred by their agency. Realizing that their officer experienced a traumatic event, agency supervisors support the officer in attending. We are typically the first line of assistance an officer receives in the way of helping him/her deal with the mental and emotional impact of such an event,” commented Danny.

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t was October 2000. My husband was organizing a ministry team for travel to Peru. Together they would dig a well, build a house, provide dental care, and feed hungry children. My husband felt strongly that our nine-year-old daughter, Kaylyn, should travel alongside him. (Yes, my heart skipped a beat!) Peru is so far from home. The trip lasted too many days. What if she got sick? What if she got GONE? A mama’s mind can travel at the speed of light, you know? I’m honest enough to admit that I never fathomed the ramifications of our decision to let Kaylyn see the world at such an impressionable age. She observed with her own eyes the devastating conditions people suffer daily. She witnessed children beg for food and sleep in dirt, with no place to call home. After a hard day’s work in the piercing sun, Kaylyn realized her clothes were still tidier than those of the other children. Nevertheless, these beautiful creatures smiled like they had it all. A myriad of images and emotions got in my daughter’s heart and never let go. When Kaylyn returned home, she became eager to learn Spanish so that when she revisited, she could share more than food and hugs. My daughter longed to share conversations with people that now held a

piece of her heart. She saved money and forfeited Christmas gifts to provide for those who lived so daily in her memory. Seasons have swiftly passed since that impressionable trip. Today, Kaylyn is 21 years old. Surely, she’s moved beyond those early experiences. After all, you only get to be 21 once. There’s so much to do and so much fun to find. (The girl loves fun!) Yet, as I write this article, Kaylyn travels home from Nicaragua. She has spent the last week pouring into hurting hearts. For you see, this is how Kaylyn has fun. It’s what feeds her. I’ve lost count of all the times my girl has traveled to Latin America. El Salvador is undoubtedly closest to her heart. She calls it her home away from home. In fact, she returns to her second home with a ministry team this summer. She’s counting the days! You’re probably wondering, “What’s this got to do with me? I’ve never been out of the country and, frankly, I can’t afford to send my children past Davie County! So where does that leave me and mine?” I’m not at all suggesting that you travel the world. Journeying to another country is always an eye-opener, yet it’s not a necessity. We’ve got need all around us. The problem is this: life comes at us fast! We unconsciously become consumed with obstacles that seem insurmountable. Consequently, it’s difficult

to see beyond our battles to the reality that others’ wars are often greater than our own. In fact, if we could press pause on our worry button long enough to take a good look, we would gladly keep our own struggles rather than exchange them for the heartache surrounding us. We would awaken tomorrow realizing that although problems persist, our lives are blessed. I’ve learned a powerful truth in the midst of some of my greatest crises. (Yep, I have them, too!) If I can somehow get outside myself to help someone else struggling through a difficult season, it produces something unplanned, yet powerful in me. For you see, I have found that helping others actually heals me. It gets my mind off my own mess and helps me see the world as so much bigger than my junk. When we get lost in ourselves, we lose sight of the needs around us. Our world becomes small. Consequently, we become small. I want to think bigger than myself. I want to live larger than me. Sure, my problems are real, but compared to the severity of other difficulties I see, they are ones I’ll keep! So find a way to get outside your own pain today. I promise you, once you allow yourself to deeply care about the needs of others, your life will never be the same. For comments or prayer, contact Dr. Lanier at

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Say ‘ ’ with Your Pup by Your Side By Carolyn S. Peterson


ogs have become much more to us than ‘man’s best friend.’ If you think about it, your dog has been by your side through thick and thin, joys and tears, never asking for anything in return. Each day when you unload all of your problems, they look at you like you hung the moon, hanging on every word, giving the unconditional love that only a pet can give. So as you plan your wedding, why wouldn’t you want the one ‘friend’ who never, ever let you down by your side? More and more couples are choosing to include their four legged family members in their big day, and making sure that your precious pup looks its best as a member of the bridal party is a job fit for Ruff Housing!

The Cutest Member of the Wedding Party When Brooke Johnson Eagle and Chris Eagle started dating, Chris’ golden retriever was only a few months old, so ‘Gizmo’ has been a part of the couple’s life from the beginning. “Gizmo is such a big part of our lives, even helping Chris with the proposal, that it seemed obvious that he would be part of the wedding,” said Brooke. “It was very special having him in the wedding as ‘the ring bearer’ and we knew the guests would light up when they saw him. I love watching people when they meet Gizmo, they can’t help but smile!” But before Gizmo would become the cutest and most loved wedding attendant, he needed a little TLC from Ruff Housing. Kim Vaughn, co-owner of Ruff Housing, has seen many of her clients have their dogs walk down the aisle on their big day. “My first bit of advice is to make sure that your dog is well behaved and used to being around people. After that, it’s important that the dog looks and smells its best and our groomers are great at getting your dog wedding day ready. I would recommend our spa bath or a full grooming service. Both include a bath, nail trim, brush out, blow dry and ear cleaning. The full groom is for dogs that need a full hair cut, the spa bath is for dogs that have short hair or just need a little trim around a couple of areas, ” commented Kim. There are also a few other things to consider when having your dog in the role of a ring bearer, bridesmaid or groomsman.

Making sure that your dog is comfortable with their surroundings is very important. Having one person to care for your dog throughout the wedding day can bring peace of mind to you and a sense of calm to your dog. “I would be sure to keep the dog on a leash and have one person dedicated to the job of being with your dog the entire time. Having the dog walk through what you have planned several times can take some of the worry out of what might happen. Also, a few treats in your pocket so the dog associates the location for your wedding with positive reinforcements is a great idea too,” Kim stated. So how did Gizmo do on ‘his’ big day? Gizmo: The Wonder Dog & Ring Bearer “Throughout the entire day and ceremony, Gizmo did awesome!” said Brooke. “He is so social, that as we watched the video of the wedding, I wasn’t surprised at all when he stopped to say ‘hello’ periodically to everyone on his way down the aisle. It was great to have him around as we were getting ready, helping to calm Chris’s and my nerves. We had a great family friend, Paula Edwards, who took care of Gizmo the day of the wedding and we couldn’t have done it without her. Everyone asks why we were so calm on our wedding day and I would have to give some credit to Gizmo.” Ruff Housing can not only get your pooch nuptial ready, but can care for him/her while you are on your honeymoon. Home Away From Home “While you are away on your honeymoon, you can relax knowing that your dog is having the time of their life, playing outdoors or in a large playroom, getting all the care and attention they need. But if you just can’t go without seeing your ‘little one,’ you can check on them via web cams that we have at Ruff Housing. Dogs are social animals and they like being part of a pack, whether that pack is you or their buddies at Ruff Housing. From now to the end of July, Ruff Housing is offering a 10% discount or a free upgrade to a penthouse suite to anyone keeping their dog with us while they are on their honeymoon,” stated Kim. So, if you are in the midst of planning your summer wedding with the choices of invitations and menu selections, and are turning to your dog for some stress relief, think about sharing that important day with the one who loves you more than anyone ever will. The memories of your day will mean so much with your pooch by your side. Ruff Housing Dog Daycare and Lodging has two locations: 336 Witt St. and 5648 Country Club Rd., Winston-Salem, NC. For more information call 336-765-7833 or visit

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Brings Fun and Food to all Corners of the Community By John Cole, Crisis Control Ministry Volunteer others plan a staff lunch or meeting at one of the participating restaurants. The search feature on the Hope du Jour website allows you to look for restaurants that have on-site meeting space (or provide catering) – a convenience for those planning a work meeting or other event.

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ll around Forsyth County, restaurants and their patrons look forward to Hope du Jour and the opportunity to give back to our community. That’s why, for the past 23 years, restaurants throughout Forsyth County have invited their customers, both regulars and new diners, to enjoy a day of food and fun, and most of all, an opportunity to support Crisis Control Ministry. For the experienced Hope du Jour diner, Tuesday, May 7, offers a hard decision. Do you visit the restaurant where you ate last year and enjoy an old favorite? Or do you kindle a new love with that place you’ve just been dying to try? Or maybe you compromise and make a day of it and eat out for breakfast, lunch and dinner? One of the great things about Hope du Jour is that the list of participating restaurants is long and varied. There are over 120 different restaurants to choose from, representing locations in WinstonSalem, Clemmons, Kernersville, Walkertown, and Rural Hall. Participating restaurants donate 10% of their sales on May 7 to help support the mission of Crisis Control Ministry: “To assist people in crisis to meet essential life needs and to become self-sufficient.”

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Village Tavern on Hanes Mall Boulevard has been participating since the first Hope du Jour in 1990, and for the last six years has been recognized as the restaurant that has raised the most money for Hope du Jour. Daniel Glascoe, Village Tavern manager, says the reason they participate in Hope du Jour each year is because, as a business, they know it’s important to give back to the community that supports them. Hope du Jour has more than even the restaurants and diners to thank for its continuing success. It is also due to sponsors, like Wall Esleeck Babcock LLP, who has been presenting sponsor for four years, which make the event possible. Robert Esleeck remarked, “In the years since it started more than two decades ago, Hope du Jour has become a springtime tradition for our community in which people from all walks of life dine together to support Crisis Control Ministry. My colleagues and their families look forward to spending time together at a local restaurant during Hope du Jour each year. I urge everyone to visit the Hope du Jour website to select a restaurant for dining on May 7.” Some people support Hope du Jour by dining out for their evening meal, but

Ultimately, it doesn’t matter whether you choose breakfast, lunch and dinner, or something in-between. When you dine out at a Hope du Jour restaurant on May 7, you will know that you helped do your part to feed the hungry, and offer “help for today and hope for tomorrow,” for those in our community who are most vulnerable. For more information on Hope du Jour and for a full list of participating restaurants, visit “Like” their Facebook page at We hope to see you out on May 7!


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Scheduled for April 25 at Benton Convention Center, Take the Lead Winston-Salem mirrors the success of television’s “Dancing with the Stars,” by pairing community leaders with dance professionals for a night of dynamic and entertaining performances. This year’s event boasts 14 dancing couples including Mayor Allen Joines, Winston-Salem Symphony Music Director Robert Moody, Attorney David Daggett, Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Foundation President Karen McNeil-Miller and the ECHO Network Executive Director Natasha Gore. In the months leading to the event, dancers not only work to learn their routines, but also recruit friends, family members and others to purchase $10 votes – the cost to Bethesda Center to provide a person with one day and night’s shelter and supplies. In addition, the committee begins selling tables and individual tickets to the event that typically sells out each year. For more information about Take the Lead Winston-Salem or to vote for your favorite dancers, visit

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alem Funerals & Cremations has a reputation of excellence built over six generations of caring for families as they honor and remember their loved ones. Currently owned by Mosby Vogler, the Vogler family began operating their funeral business in 1858 in the beautiful Moravian building on South Main Street where they operate and hold services today. Two Locations to Better Serve The South Main Street location has a beautiful sanctuary, which seats 275 guests. For a more intimate service, families consider their second location on the corner of Reynolda and Polo Roads, which accommodates families in a nice homestyle setting. This 5,100 square foot manor house built in 1925 is now owned by Wake Forest University. With fine accents like its vintage hand-painted wallpaper from France, the manor offers an elegant, yet intimate, atmosphere. “The

house is beautifully furnished with antiques and reproductions that create a warm environment and home setting,” said Mosby Vogler. Innovative Services Salem Funerals & Cremation is a leading innovator in the funeral service industry. “The industry is changing a lot and people are questioning the role of funeral homes,” explained Mosby’s son and funeral director, John Vogler. “Many families are turning from traditional services and crafting their loved ones’ services into intimate family experiences. We are here to help families create that experience and be a resource.” Cremations are becoming more common, and many people are choosing to pre-arrange their funeral service to help take some of the emotional and financial burden off their families in the future. With pre-arranged services, the price of the service at the time it was purchased is honored, even decades later. Some families opt to have Salem Funerals arrange for

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catering after their service at the Salem Funerals facilities. “We also offer wide-screen televisions for viewing a heartfelt family history of loved ones. We encourage families to give us the photos and we’ll even put the DVD together for them at no charge for up to 20 photos. We have two staff members who take great pride in putting these memories together for families,” said John. Ask Anything “We want people to feel comfortable to ask any question. This is a very difficult time for families and we take pride in crafting a personal service. It is an intimate process. Lots of folks say, ‘I hate to ask this, but….’ But I want people to feel free to ask anything. We want to help make this a time of remembrance for your loved ones,” said John. The Salem Funerals & Cremations office is located near Old Salem at 120 South Main Street, Winston-Salem. For more information, visit or call (336) 722-6122.

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Award Winning Service ou’ll find Bloomday countertops in beautiful new homes in the developments of Brookberry Farm, Milburn, Shelburne Village, Fountain Brook and Lake at Lissara. Not only is Bloomday the go-to stone surface company for custom home builders throughout the Triad, it’s also a favorite among those wanting to save money and remodel their homes. Rather than going to the expense of purchasing a new home, many homeowners are opting to remodel their kitchen and bath to make their home like-new with Bloomday Granite & Marble surfaces. “They also add value to your home when you’re ready to sell,” said Joe Batchelor of Bloomday, who has been working in the granite industry for 30 years. Award-winning Customer Service It says a lot that the majority of Bloomday’s business is from referrals from satisfied customers. “There is no better salesperson than a satisfied customer,” said Batchelor. From free estimates and custom orders to fabrication and installation, Bloomday strives for excellence in customer service. Bloomday Granite is a leader in its industry for North Carolina and was

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recently awarded the 2013 Houzz “Best of Remodeling” award for exceptional customer service. Range of Products The Bloomday warehouse is stocked with over 13 types of granite and marble, as well as numerous quartz vendors that have multiple color options within each line. Along with multiple options for tops, Bloomday also offers a line of select Revere sinks so that customers have the option to keep their shopping excursions to a minimum. Bloomday sales associate Selena Everhart said that quartz is a growing trend in countertops. “Quartz offers a similar look to marble and granite without the high maintenance factor of scratching and staining that can come along with marble,” she explained. Second Home Installation The service area of Bloomday is primarily centered around the Triad, but also reaches out to the Triangle, Northern Charlotte and Southern Virginia. Often, those satisfied customers return to Bloomday to help them remodel their vacation homes in the beach or mountains. It just makes sense. “Happy customers already have a good relationship with us,” explained

Batchelor. “Rather than drive to the coast or mountains to do more research to find a company they like, establish a new relationship, and make a stone selection, they already trust us and our work; we make it easy by bringing our products to their second homes.” Inside Sales Representative Tonya Hunsinger has worked in the granite industry for nine years. “Keeping our customers happy so that they feel comfortable telling their friends and family about us is what we strive for,” said Hunsinger. “Our reputation is key.” For more information and for your free estimate, call the friendly folks at Bloomday Granite & Marble at (336) 724-0300, view their website at, or visit their showroom at 3810 Indiana Avenue, Winston-Salem, NC 27105.

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DESIGNING SACRED SPACES By Kristi Johnson Marion Higher-End Focus ne step inside Today & Tomorrow Interiors, nestled in Winston-Salem’s historic West End, and one could easily wonder if they have stepped inside the pages of an Elle Décor or Luxe magazine. The beautiful vignettes of living areas burst with style and details. Owner Betsy Hine grew Today & Tomorrow Interiors from humble beginnings over 35 years ago, into a thriving interior design boutique that has served generations of clients.


Good Design Speaks for Itself Over the years, Today & Tomorrow Interiors has needed to do very little advertising, as their beautiful work has spoken to guests of taste from living rooms and dining rooms across the Triad, creating an organic referral of clients. They have gone on to design clients’ vacation homes and their grown children’s homes. Professional Staff Betsy received her degree in Studio Art from Salem College before going on to earn her master’s degree in design from UNCGreensboro. She now manages a team of professional designers that have a broad range of specialties and style expertise, which complement each other. Designer Steve Hickman has an Art History degree from Wake Forest University and a master’s degree in interior design from UNC-Greensboro. Nancy Keith earned her interior design degree from James Madison University. The newest designer to join the team, Amy Hopkins, holds an interior design degree from Appalachian State University and has gained over 10 years of experience at Hilda’s Interiors.

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As their namesake states, Today & Tomorrow Interiors offers styles ranging from the classic to the contemporary. What sets them apart is their medium and high-end brand focus for quality materials and craftsmanship. “There is so much competition in the lower end, that we had to choose,” explained Nancy. Some of their go-to brands include Brunschwig & Fils, Scalamandré, Clarence House, Anna Larkin and the fresh Designer Guild, to name just a few. “We work with a lot of brands that create custom furniture and products for our clients,” said Betsy. One such company is New Moon rugs, which creates rugs in custom colors that may take from four to six months to create. “I know some designers say wallpaper is dead, but we work with some gorgeous wall coverings that are very popular,” she said, pointing out a selection of custom-made handtorn paper wall coverings, as well as a sample that looked like punched tin. Psychology of Design “There is a lot of psychology involved in interior design,” said Betsy. Working with a designer to select the personal style for a home requires trust between client and designer. The client must reveal their personality to help the designer create the environment that best suits them. “Designing a living space is a very intimate process,” explained Steve. “When you are creating someone’s sacred space, it gets very personal very quickly.” “Our clients tell us everything and we work with that information to bring fresh vision and design to the space,” added Nancy. Visit Today & Tomorrow Interiors at 435 West End Boulevard, Winston-Salem, NC 27101 or call (336) 723-4430.

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6. Pups in the Park (Sunday, May 5 vs. Salem Red Sox at 2pm): This is the first of three Pups in the Park games at BB&T Ballpark in 2013 (also 6/9 and 8/25). 7. Memorial Day (Monday, May 27 vs. Frederick Keys at 5pm): Enjoy Memorial Day with baseball at BB&T Ballpark at a special time of 5pm!

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8. Fourth of July (Thursday, July 4 vs. Myrtle Beach Pelicans at 7pm): Celebrate America’s birthday with our national pastime and the best fireworks show in the Triad! Hurry and get your seats today because this game will sell out soon! 9. ZOOperstars! (Thursday, July 25 vs. Carolina Mudcats at 7pm): One of the most entertaining shows in Minor League Baseball passes through Winston-Salem! 10. Home Finale (Friday, August 30 vs. Potomac Nationals at 7pm): The Dash conclude the 2013 regular season with the last of the 12 postgame fireworks displays.

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Forsyth Plastic Surgery

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By Carolyn S. Peterson


lastic surgery is quite unique in that, unlike most other surgeries, it is most often initiated by the patient and not the physician. From the first thoughts of changing something about your appearance, it is your decision. But before you even think about any changes you would like to make, you first need to decide whom you put your trust in to be your plastic surgeon. Since 1971, Forsyth Plastic Surgery (FPS), the oldest and most established group of plastic surgeons in the Triad, has been serving its patients with state-of-the-art techniques in both aesthetic (cosmetic) and reconstructive surgery for both children and adults, building a legacy of trust. “Our goal from the initial consultation is to provide the best care for our patients. To do this requires surgeons with broad

backgrounds in Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery, and a commitment to staying current in new techniques through continuing education. We recognize that this is the patient’s decision and with our experience, we can work together to help our patient reach his/her desired goals,” said Dr. Andrew Schneider, FPS surgeon. At his office on Maplewood Avenue, patient care begins from the moment an individual enters the practice. From Reception Room to Recovery Room Forsyth Plastic Surgery believes in the ‘team’ approach in making patients comfortable with their decision and their care. “From the first person that greets our patients to the last person they talk to, we want our patients to feel

comfortable and have a positive and pleasant experience. Working as a team, with each member having a part in making the patient’s care the best it can be, is very important to us. Although we are a large practice with four surgeons, we focus on individualized patient care, offering one check-in area, consistency in staff and a friendly voice on the phone when patients call. As surgeons, we consult with each other on patient cases, and having those opinions and different perspectives within one practice is invaluable to us and to our patients. Building a foundation of trust by treating our patients as individuals, in an honest environment, is integral in the patient/physician relationship,” Dr. John Fagg, FPS surgeon commented. Attention to patient care has been a cornerstone of Forsyth Plastic Surgery since its beginning, and the team strives daily to offer patients more services to meet their needs. Today’s Cosmetic Medical Care With the many advancements in cosmetic medical care today, both surgical and nonsurgical, FPS offers patients a range of choices, from skin care treatments and products to surgical procedures. “Forsyth Plastic Surgery offers a variety of options that can meet and maintain a patient’s beauty, health and appearance throughout their lifetime. Although a patient may come in seeking surgery, their concerns might be better suited with a less invasive approach, which can be addressed by our medical strength skin care and the treatments offered by Jessica Shea, our practice’s aesthetician,” stated Dr. Gil Kingman, FPS surgeon. “Having good, healthy skin is important, whether you have surgery or not, but following a treatment like laser resurfacing, skin care is very important to maintain the results; it all goes hand in hand to ensuring the patient’s outcome is the best it can be,” said Shea. “We take what the patient’s desired results are and if those can be achieved with less invasive treatments, we advise them of that. Many times fine lines and wrinkles can be April 2013

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addressed with Botox or fillers, delaying the need for surgery. Our surgeons don’t automatically look to surgery; whatever is in the best interest of the patient at the time is the approach we take.” If injectables, such as Botox, are an option for a patient, they are administered by one of the four physicians in the practice. All the latest and greatest treatments, procedures and creams have to be proven over time and may not be the best approach to a patient’s specific needs. “Patients come in and ask about a new treatment they saw on TV to melt away fat or tighten their skin. Just because it is on a talk show, doesn’t mean it works or that the results last. Before we offer any procedure or treatment to our patients, we do in-depth research and make sure that there is evidence to support the claims. Recently we have started to offer Exilis, which is a non-invasive, fat-melting and skin-tightening treatment. We looked at similar treatments, but found this one is best in addressing the areas that concern our patients. Exilis is not limited to use on the abdomen, but can achieve results in 4 to 6 sessions in the thighs, buttocks, arms and facial regions of the body, too. It is a safe way for patients who may not want to take the surgical step for body contouring to get results,” Dr. Fagg commented. Along with Exilis, Forsyth Plastic Surgery’s surgeons perform a wide range of surgical procedures

from abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), face and neck lift, liposuction, breast augmentation, rhinoplasty, injectable fillers like Juvederm, laser therapy for hair removal, deep wrinkle removal, spider vein and birthmark treatment, as well as reconstructive surgeries like breast reconstruction, hand surgery, pediatric surgery, skin cancer excision and repair, and burn care, to mention a few. At the foundation of Forsyth Plastic Surgery is the patient; the patient’s needs and concerns come first, whether that is addressed by cosmetic or reconstructive surgery. Serving Everyone, No Matter the Need The field of ‘plastic surgery’ is comprised of reconstructive and cosmetic or aesthetic surgery. Reconstructive surgery brings back to normalcy an area of the body that is irregular, such as a scar, or breast reconstruction after a mastectomy. Cosmetic surgery helps to improve one’s image, achieving the overall effect of enhanced beauty. “Forsyth Plastic Surgery is a fullservice practice, meaning that we offer both reconstructive and cosmetic procedures. We are a part of the medical community in the Triad and work closely with other medical professionals to care for patients, often in hospital consults. Many of the procedures we perform can be done in our own surgical center located at our office. We have two main operating rooms and

one room used solely for laser treatments, as well as a waiting area and recovery room. We are the only practice in the area with this type of facility and our patients like that they can have all their treatments and procedures, for the most part, done here. Each surgeon has his own registered nurse, who makes sure that the patient is comfortable at all times and talks to them about any questions they may have, helping alleviate any apprehension. In the end, everything we do comes down to the patient’s safety and doing what’s in their best interest,” said Dr. George Lawson, FPS surgeon. Getting a New Perspective on Life We all have a body image, a perception of how we look not only to ourselves, but to others. Some people are dissatisfied with an attribute or part of their body, so they turn to plastic surgery to make a change,

which can lead to more self-confidence. “Our patients are not from one socioeconomic group or particular stage of life; they are men and women who have decided that they want something about themselves changed. These days, we are seeing patients who have lost a tremendous amount of weight, but because of excess skin, they don’t feel comfortable in their bodies. Through surgery, we are able to make them look like the person they want to see,” Dr. Schneider commented. For many people, they have had what they perceive as a deformity their entire lives and plastic surgery can help them, too. “In our practice, we have seen patients grow in their self-esteem and take an active role in their lives after having something about them changed. It is very rewarding knowing that you have been a part of that process in a patient’s life. When you hear a little boy who you just did surgery on say

upon looking in the mirror, ‘I am handsome again,, there’s no reward like that,” Dr. Kingman, FPS surgeon commented. For the surgeons and staff at Forsyth Plastic Surgery, meeting the ‘gold standard’ in plastic surgery and patient care does not happen overnight – it involves a lifetime dedicated to what is truly an art. “We are plastic surgeons in every sense of the word – our credentials involve a long process of education, training, and testing. There have been no short cuts and we work hard to be the best we can be every day,” said Dr. Schneider. Forsyth Plastic Surgery is located at 2901 Maplewood Avenue, Winston-Salem, NC. For more information call 336-765-8620 or visit for treatments and procedures offered.

Forty-One Years and Counting By Mary V. Hollingsworth

committment to establishing a vinifera vineyard,” Lillian Kroustalis said of their decision. “We were young and we thought we had nothing to lose. We didn’t know enough about it to be apprehensive. We learned quickly. We took a huge risk. Perhaps it’s the arrogance of youth – you think you can’t fail. You do what you want to do and just go for it.”


orty-one years ago, Jack and Lillian Kroustalis started a region when they planted their first vinifera grape vine, which would later become Westbend Vineyards. At that time, there were no commercial wineries growing vinifera in North Carolina. Today, there are 117 wineries in the state.

Westbend’s original eleven acres of gently sloping land was purchased in 1972 by Jack Kroustalis, a Winston-Salem business man, with a love for growing things. Soon there were gardens and fruit trees planted, but the most significant addition was the vineyard. That first vineyard is still there, but it has grown to 60 acres and is now known as Westbend Vineyards. Westbend became a bonded winery in 1988, and released their first wines in 1990. Today, Westbend wines are winning national and international awards, including gold medals for the Barrel Fermented Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chambourcin, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, and many more.

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Kroustalis and his wife, Lillian, had traveled in California and other parts of the world to visit vineyards and explore winemaking techniques and wine styles. They knew they wanted to grow vinifera grapes, which grow well in Europe, and that the climate in this northwest region of North Carolina was similar to some areas of France and other regions where vinifera grapes prospered. They set their sights on grapegrowing in what is now the Yadkin Valley and their first vineyard was planted in 1972. Vinifera grape varieties had not been successfully cultivated in North Carolina before, and there were strong negative opinions from some of the agricultural authorities. But Kroustalis was not discouraged; he began planting vinifera varieties that are used to produce fine California and French wines, like Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Riesling, and Merlot. And so it began. The first pioneering vinifera vineyard in North Carolina was on its way. “The truth is, we had a strong

Sixty acres and many challenges later, the Kroustalises had created a small winemaking operation. The early days were fraught with challenges: diseased plants, destructive birds and killer late spring frosts. Not to mention making wine in the Bible Belt. “On the whole, however, our neighbors were politely curious and supportive of this new venture opening up all around them,” said Lillian. “Farmers in the area familiar with crops such as corn, soybeans and tobacco came by to see what these vineyards were all about.” Not having anyone to look to for advice or examples, the Kroustalises made fresh decisions – and some expensive mistakes. Other early vineyard managers and winemakers looked to them to glean insight on what to do, and what not to do. “I suppose all pioneers learn the best way, which is by doing. We had the luxury of time. The


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vineyards began in 1972 but our commercial winery was not established until 1988. Those years were spent learning,” said Lillian. Though the early days weren’t easy, the Kroustalises fell in love with the art of grape-growing and winemaking, and the couple’s two children, Vivian and Alex, learned the hard work of farming a vineyard. Alex is still associated with the vineyard and remembers the endless work and spirited energy of each fall’s harvest, and his parents’ faithful devotion to their vineyard. “They were stubbornly committed to the vineyard, its needs, and the wines which were produced. They enjoyed drinking wines that had an old world connection and quality,” he said. Alex believes the local wine industry’s prosperity is rooted in a like-minded community with the same goals. “The health and success of the wine industry is linked to the health and success of the community,” he said. “Forty-one years of the wine industry is just the beginning.” True pioneers, the Kroustalises set the stage for scores of wineries and winemakers who would produce world-class, award-winning wines. Jack passed away in March 2006, but Lillian continues the legacy and is still greeting people from around the world as they come through the doors at Westbend. “Our Yadkin Valley wine industry is constantly evolving as it grows,” she said. “We must stay committed to the high quality of our wines, as well as true hospitality in our tasting rooms, in order to compete successfully in the growing wine market.” Westbend Vineyards is located in Lewisville, NC. For more information, go to

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To Your Health! By Sara Migliarese and David McConnall

Don’t Lose Your Spring This Spring • Walking or jogging down hills or on a new surface (plantar flexors lowering the foot to prevent foot slap) • Step aerobics (quadriceps helping to lower the body from a step) • Jumping (thigh muscles lengthening to soften the landing)


f you made a commitment this spring to add exercise to your overall plan for better health (as we suggested last month), you may be experiencing some not so friendly muscle soreness or even a soft tissue injury. Though this may sound like your body telling you to cease and desist this crazy exercise routine, it is more likely a normal sign of a healthy workload for your muscles. Typically, any exercise or activity that causes a muscle to work at unfamiliar loads can result in delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS), which usually develops 12-24 hours after the muscle has been exercised. This type of discomfort or pain should not be categorized with acute muscle soreness that is felt during the actual activity. Acute muscle soreness may signal that the exercise is too intense, is being performed with improper form or technique, or that it needs to be discontinued altogether. DOMS usually peaks between 24-72 hours after exercise and is caused by microscopic damage to the muscle fibers involved in the activity, not by lactic acid buildup in the muscle, as has been commonly believed. A muscle that is performing a new or unfamiliar task experiences small fiber damage and feels “sore” as the body repairs the damage. This is a normal response to muscles being lengthened as they withstand a force (like a barbell). If activity causes a muscle to lengthen as it works, this action is called an eccentric muscle action, which helps build muscle size.

You may be wondering if your exercise routine contains these DOMS-triggering eccentric muscle actions. Here are some common examples of eccentric exercise: • Strength training (lowering phases of a biceps curl or hamstring curl)

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The intensity of DOMS will depend on the number of exercise repetitions (higher reps equal more soreness), the amount of load or force placed on the muscle, and your pre-exercise conditioning and strength. But even the most buff body builders in the gym are susceptible to DOMS. So to lessen the impact of a new exercise routine on your “spring” this spring, try gradually increasing your workload and workout intensity, and performing a variety of activities that include aerobic exercise (walking, running, cycling, etc.) and strength training, but not the same amount of each every day. Allow the muscles time to recover between bouts that cause DOMS. Evidence is minimal that warm-up and/or stretching can impact DOMS. The American College of Sports Medicine recommends at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity (working hard enough to break a sweat, but still able to carry on a conversation) five days per week, or 20 minutes of more vigorous activity three days per week. Strength training should occur at least two days each week, with 8-12 repetitions of 8-10 different exercises that target all major muscle groups.

The good news is that the muscle soreness you feel will diminish as your muscles adapt to the work demanded, so you will be less sore as you gain strength, even after only one bout of soreness-producing exercise. Most active adults do not require medical treatment for DOMS, but anyone with debilitating pain, heavy swelling, or dark urine should seek medical attention. The more common symptoms of DOMS, besides pain, are swelling of the affected limbs, joint stiffness, tenderness to touch, and temporary reduction in strength of the sore muscles that lasts only a few days. You can continue to exercise through mild to moderate amounts of these symptoms, but severe pain accompanied by other symptoms mentioned may indicate a need to stop the activity or at least reduce the muscle load. And remember to stop any exercise that causes acute muscle pain during the activity. Reduce symptoms with the standard treatments of ice, massage, acupressure, and oral pain reliever agents. Refrain from any activity that is too painful to perform for a few days. So even if your spring step is a bit sore, stay committed to your exercise plan. You are not the only gym bunny with a temporary hitch in your hop! Tune in next month for our article on running injuries (the why, how, and what to do about them), the first in a series of exercise-related complications. Resources: American College of Sports Medicine consumer information, 2011 (; American Physical Therapy Association (

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ReDESIGNS by Ava “Interior design is rarely easy, but those who live in particularly tiny quarters know that it’s even trickier to decorate without the luxury of space.” ~ Mackenzie Horan


y husband and I have lived in several houses during our life together. Some were small; others were larger. I have always said that no matter the house, I could make it home. When our daughter and son-in-law were looking for a new home in Colorado a few years ago, April said, “Mom, I don’t want a large house because then I’ll have to have furniture to fill it up.” There is a great deal of truth in that statement. The more space, the more stuff. But a small space filled with too much stuff can feel cramped. No matter how small the space, you can create an intimate retreat that feels cozy and inviting. So whether you have a small apartment, small home or a small room, there are some basic rules to help you make the most of your small space.

A few basic rules to help you live large in a small space: • Clear the clutter. Every inch of space counts in a small space. Donate or sell items you don’t need. Use baskets to store everyday clutter on open shelving, under a coffee table or open console table. • Select furniture with no arms or tight arms and straight sides. Furnishings with exposed legs also help to visually add space to a small room.

• Play up texture by varying the textures in a small space. The eye will be stimulated, but not overly so. • Allow for more seating in a small dining space by using a round dining table. Consider using a glasstopped table to create the illusion of a larger space. • Make the space feel larger my using a light colored rug. Even in a small room, be sure to define the space with a rug. • Buy furniture pieces that are multipurpose, such as ottomans with built-in storage, nesting tables, a dining table with drop leaves, a daybed covered with pillows (can serve as a couch), etc. • Decorate vertically with shelves. Open shelves work best in a small space. A bookcase or built-ins painted the same color as the wall will not distract from the space. • Light up your room. Good lighting is essential. Overhead lighting (recessed lighting, unlike a hanging fixture, will not demand attention) is helpful but wall, floor and table lamps will spread light around the room. Lamps always make a room cozy and inviting.

• Hang curtains high (to create height) and wide (to let as much light in as possible)….just a few inches below the ceiling or molding and 4” to 6” outside each side of the molding. • Create a strong focal point by using a large or over-sized piece of art. This can actually open up a small space. Using several smaller pieces of art scattered around the room will make the room feel cluttered. • Take up minimal visual space by using clear (reflective or transparent) glass lamps and accessories, or Lucite or glass topped tables. • Add interest by using patterns in a small space: the ratio of 2:1 – two small-scaled patterns or textures with one sparsely used bold pattern. • Expand the boundaries of your room with a mirror. A mirror reflects light and can double the impact of windows. Word of warning: be careful what a mirror reflects. Reflecting clutter or the wrong view, a mirror can make a room feel more crowded. Live large in your small space! Need decorating help? Schedule an appointment with ReDESIGNS by Ava.

• Consider a smaller version of the necessary furniture like a loveseat, instead of a fullsize sofa, or a full-size bed instead of a queen (or a queen size instead of a king). • Choose a round ottoman or coffee table to allow for better traffic flow in and out of the conversation area. • Use fewer colors in a small space. Too many can make a room look messy. Use color to add personality to your space, not over power it.



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To Keep You By Dr. Andrea

I wish my thighs were as thin as my patience. What do you do when your patience is tested or when you are stressed out? Many clench or grind their teeth, while others develop stomach ulcers. Some folks become nail biters. All of these conditions can cost you a lot. Nail biting is a habit that not only results from stress, but boredom as well. Initially, nail biting has a trigger but then over time it becomes automatic and people become unaware they are doing it. In addition to being unsanitary, it also can be a sign of obsessivecompulsive disorder. For many, it is an embarrassing habit. Nail biting, or onchyophagia, usually begins in children between the ages of 5 and 10. It often will carry over into adulthood. It is estimated that one in three Americans are nail biters. It is believed that it is a learned habit, perhaps from watching a parent. Nail biting crosses all sex, race and social economic barriers; it favors none. So what is the cost I mentioned before? Dentally speaking the constant "chewing" can chip and wear down your front teeth. The worn down edge will give you a more masculine and aged appearance. It can cause the enamel to crack, which can then easily pick up stains. Our enamel is not able to withstand the constant pressure of nail biting. As a result of the damage, you may need bonding, veneers or crowns, which can be costly. And it is possible to break these dental restorations, necessitating retreatment.


If this pathologic grooming occurs while in braces, there is a risk of developing root resorption, which is shortening of the roots. Orthodontics alone can cause root resorption, but adding nail biting exacerbates the opportunity. Although this process can take a long time, if the root gets short enough, the tooth can fall out. Replacement is expensive. Ulceration to, or recession of, the gingiva can also result from this unsanitary habit. Parts of the nail could become embedded in the gum, causing infection. Bacteria can also be underneath the nails that can spread infection from other parts of the body to the oral cavity. Pinworms can be transmitted this way, as well as the common cold. Skin infections can occur around the mouth and also around the fingers and nail beds. Additional costly visits to the physician and dentist may be necessary. Treatments for nail biting include oral medication, topical medicated polishes placed on the nails or Habit Reversal Training (HRT). Manicures, fake nails or bandages over the fingertips can be helpful as well. Finding other things to do with your fingers or chewing gum may assist when the urge strikes. Decreasing your stress helps, too. If all else fails, seeing a counselor is recommended. It takes a lot of patience to stop the habit, but it can be done. So next time you have the urge to groom your nails with your teeth, go floss instead! My, how healthy your teeth would be!

Andrea Robinson, DDS To ask a question of Dr. Robinson, please email April 2013

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By Chante Thomas-Hood

Let Me Introduce Myself


ello, everyone my name is Chante. Yes, it is a French word and it means “to sing.” As you can imagine, I get several questions following the drop of my name so I will clear a few up now. Yes, I love to sing and absolutely love all types of music. No, my parents are not French nor do they know anything about the language. Interestingly enough there does lie a bit of a story concerning my name. Some time ago I decided that I would ask my mother why she picked a French word. She told me that on the day I was born I was humming some sort of tune, like I was singing. Pretty much the next Aretha Franklin. OK, I added that last part but much like the flow of music, my life Although it may resemble the complete package, it has to be taken has patterned the different beats and tunes in to the shop just like all of the which has contributed to my writing. other cars. In my world, I have I am from the beautiful beaches of Destin, realized that there all different Florida, and the author of one published versions of life. The only difference book and several ghost written books. I is from which angle you are viewing have been in love with writing since I learned to write my name and have enjoyed it. I have been from one side to the other and decided to give myself a every minute of the ride. I would love to pat on the back for the things I have dish out the rest of the history that has learned, and to keep trucking greatly contributed to the essence of me, forward until I figure the rest out. I but there will be time for that. For now, I have been an NBA wife standing will paint you a mental picture. When it comes to the illustration of my life it would alongside her man, an Air Force wife learning to fit into the MIL spouse be a blue sports car with 250 on the dash.

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The City of the Arts is Having a BIG Birthday! By Frank Elliott

Winston-Salem became Winston-Salem on May 9, 1913, seven weeks and three days after the citizens of Salem and Winston, voting in separate elections, agreed to consolidate under a single municipal government. Ninety-nine years later, a committee of citizens, assisted by city staff, began planning just how the city should mark its centennial. Soon we’ll get to see how they did. But one thing’s for sure – they didn’t forget to honor our heritage with the arts. Exhibit A: “Hail the Coming Day,” a festive piece for orchestra commissioned specifically for the centennial and composed by Winston-Salem’s own Dan Locklair, composer-in-residence and professor of music at Wake Forest University. “Hail the Coming Day” will have its world premiere on Sunday, May 12, when it is performed by the Winston-Salem symphony as part of its May concert. It will be repeated at the symphony’s Tuesday night performance May 14. In his program notes, Locklair says, “The composition takes its title from an 1876 speech given by one of early Winston’s most influential leaders, Robert Gray. He said: “I speak of Winston and Salem as one place…. Would that I could speak of them under one name. They are one in identity of interest and future….I hail the coming day which shall rise upon the united towns.”

The piece combines lyrical and energetic passages to invoke the early Moravian spirit and the exuberance of boom-town Winston. Once the towns are conjoined by a hyphen, Locklair notes, “careful listeners may even imagine hearing ‘aural hyphens’ (i.e. rests) that celebrate this small grammatical, yet unifying, device!” Another artistic endeavor premiering during the Centennial celebration is “Merger: Making the Twin City,” a new documentary produced by WSTV 13 (the city television station). The documentary, which will be shown at a/perture cinema on Thursday, May 9, recounts the origins of Salem and Winston, early tension between the towns, and their tortuous path to consolidation in 1913. Admission is free, but tickets are required. Perhaps the most unique way the Centennial will honor the arts is through “Centennial Bucks.” Centennial Bucks will allow patrons shopping at the Blue Moon Gallery Hop on Friday, May 10, to double their purchasing power. For$10, patrons can purchase $20 worth of Centennial Bucks. The catch? The bucks can only be spent at participating

galleries and shops in the arts district, and are only good on the night of the Blue Moon Gallery Hop. And still more arts: art created by students in a the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools will be on display at the gallery hop, and there will also be performing arts that night, courtesy of the Vagabond Saints Society. More performing arts can be enjoyed during the Party on the Plaza after the Centennial Parade on Saturday, May 11, when Pat “Mother Blue” Cohen will headline a full afternoon of music. In addition to all these artsy activities, the official Centennial celebration includes a parade, a City Hall open house and historic marker unveiling, a free Community Day in Old Salem, a luncheon for city centenarians, a Centennial Scavenger Hunt and a Community Worship Service. For more information about all these Centennial events, as well as Centennial Bucks and the documentary, go to

Winston-Salem Centennial Calendar of Events May 9: City Hall Centennial Celebration 5:30 - 7:45 p.m. City Hall, 101 N. Main St. DOCUMENTARY PREMIERE: “Merger: Making the Twin City” Tickets at;a/perture cinema, 311 W. 4th St. May 10: Centenarian Luncheon 11:30 a.m. Benton Convention Center Blue Moon Gallery Hop/Community Centennial Toast 5 - 10 p.m., Arts District May 11: Community Day at Old Salem 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Old Salem Centennial Parade 2- 3 p.m. See parade route Party in the Plaza 3 - 8 p.m. Corpening Plaza Scavenger Hunt 4 - 8 p.m. BB&T Ballpark May 12: MUSIC PREMIERE: “Hail the Coming Day” 3 p.m. Stevens Center, 401 W. Fourth St. Community Worship Service4 - 5:30 p.m. May Dell at Salem Academy and College



here will plenty of the arts to go around when the City of the Arts throws its four-day Centennial Celebration next month.

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By Susan Woodall

pring is finally here. You open your closet excited to shed your dark winter wear for the light beautiful colors of the new season. Upon closer inspection, you discover a lot of the wonderful items you remembered now look a bit worn and dated. You are ready for new clothes and accessories and fortunately there is a fabulous boutique where you will find them. Dalton's Crossing is located in a beautifully restored historic bank building in the center of downtown King. It was fate that the building became available in October 2011 just as an opportunity presented itself. "It was like the pieces of a puzzle fell together," said Joyce Mauldin-Ray, co-owner with her husband Wayne Ray. "Several years ago, I worked for a boutique and in October 2011, we were approached by the owner concerning a possible venture. She knew I once considered opening a shop but had not pursued my dream. Her business had been successful for many years and she was closing it to pursue other endeavors. If we decided to move forward, we would have access to her sales contacts and displays, and we would even purchase her dressing rooms to give our shop an added touch. Just getting the building ready for a boutique took about six weeks of HARD work. We opened for business on February 1, 2012. Our location has been a part of our success." The hard work has certainly paid off. Along with the splendid selection of clothes, you are treated to being helped by the owner, who is as warm and friendly as the decor. "Having a true concern for people and fashion makes for success, especially in a small town where building relationships are so important," said Mauldin-Ray. "I like taking the time to work with each individual to make sure they are pleased with their look and also have the style that flatters them." Dalton's Crossing carries a number of popular brands, including B. Gauze, Woolrich, Aventura, Horny Toad, Fresh Produce, Tribal, Erin London, Merrell Clothing, Dunia, Rising International, Siganka, Lana Lee, Carve, Fantazia, Jack & Jinger, Thymes Lotions, and Silver Forest Jewelry, along with lines from local artists plus several lines of costume jewelry and accessories. An exciting event to look forward to is a trunk showing of the Fresh Produce line on Saturday, April 20, from 11 am to 3 pm. "We have lines that cater to the more conservative clientele and then we offer several lines that are trendy and unique," said Mauldin-Ray. "Not knowing what our customer base would be, we elected to bring in several options, mainly everyday wear and accessories. Most of our lines are sized XS-XL, but we do carry a few items size 1X. However, these are limited to specific lines." There are many reasons to make the easy drive to Dalton's Crossing. The unique lines of apparel and accessories, customer service, free gift wrapping, relaxing atmosphere, and the Process Pink Payment System, which gives back to the National Breast Cancer Foundation for those using a credit/debit card, are just a few. There is also the added bonus of supporting a locally owned and operated business. "We want everyone to know how much we appreciate their support during our first year of business," said Mauldin-Ray. "It means so much to small businesses to have their community and surrounding areas behind them. We want everyone who walks through the door of our shop to know how much we appreciate them taking time to stop by and visit with us. Shopping a small business is just one step closer to a stronger economy." Dalton's Crossing is located at 102 E. Dalton Road, King. Business hours are M-F 10-6, Sat. 10-4. For more information, visit the website at or phone 336.985.5464.

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GirL rising One girl with courage is a revolution.

The groundbreaking film, Girl Rising, directed by Academy Award nominee Richard Robbins, tells the stories of extraordinary girls, written by acclaimed writers and narrated by world-class actresses including Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway, Kerry Washington and Selena Gomez. The film spotlights unforgettable girls like Sokha, an orphan who rises from the dumps of Cambodia to become a star student and an accomplished dancer; Suma, who composes music to help her endure forced servitude in Nepal and today crusades to free others; and Ruksana, an Indian “pavement-dweller” whose father sacrifices his own basic needs for his daughter’s dreams. Each girl is paired with a renowned writer from her native country. Edwidge Danticat, Sooni Taraporevala, Aminatta Forna and others tell the girls’ stories, each with its own style, and all with profound resonance. These girls are each unique, but the obstacles they faced are ubiquitous. Like the 66 million girls around the world who dream of going to school, what Sokha, Suma, Ruksana and the rest want most is to be students: to learn. And now, by sharing their personal journeys, they have become teachers. Watch Girl Rising, and you will see: One girl with courage is a revolution.

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Don’t miss this opportunity to be inspired by the stories of these amazing girls, and be part of a new revolution seeking to educate girls like them throughout the world! Triad Women of Vision is spearheading the initiative to bring Girl Rising to Winston-Salem this April. They need to pre-sell 100 tickets by April 1st to confirm this screening – showing Carmike Cinemas that there is a market for this film. Tickets are $10 and must be reserved in advance. Reserve your tickets before April 1st at, and after April 1st by emailing for ticket information. Triad Women of Vision is a volunteer ministry of World Vision that unites Christian women called to invest their time, intellect, compassion, creativity and finances so these impoverished women and children might find hope and a tangible expression of God's love. For more information, visit

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n these parts it’s true, April showers bring May flowers; but first comes one of the most highly anticipated events of the season – Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina’s signature Empty Bowls Luncheon fundraiser presented by Texas Pete® Sauces! Whether you have been to this wonderful event or not, there are many reasons to go back, and below are some of the best!

TOP 10 REASONS YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS THIS YEAR’S EMPTY BOWLS LUNCHEON: 8. Proceeds also support 4. The Empty Bowls store – 1. Your ticket includes targeted childhood lunch complete with featuring sweet and hunger programs that soup, salad, bread, savory creations from provide nutritious, kiddessert and beverage and the Triad Community friendly food to children you get to select a Kitchen, gifts for in need throughout handcrafted pottery bowl Mother’s Day and your the year. to take home – your gift beloved foodie friends and reminder that 7. Empty Bowls coincides and family members. together, we can with Administrative 3. Free recipe cards solve hunger. Professionals Day featuring everyone’s offering a unique and favorite hot sauce meaningful way to Texas Pete® - will point acknowledge staff. Your the way to new preferred customers will culinary delights. love it, too! 10. What’s not to like 6. Your favorite local 2. It’s your chance to try about a lunch date celebrities will all gather the signature soups of with 1,200 friends?!?! in one venue, the the area’s top 9. One in six people in fabulous Millennium restaurants; including our community Center, to serve you! 6th & Vine, Dioli’s, struggle to put food on 5. A top-notch silent Hutch & Harris, J. the table, and five in auction featuring art, Pepper’s, Finnegan’s six can help. Empty services, getaways Wake, Mary’s Gourmet Bowls is a fun way to and more! Diner, Mooney’s, do just that. With Mozelle’s, Salem every $1 donated, Kitchen, Sweet Potatoes, Second Harvest can Village Tavern, West End acquire and distribute seven meals. Café, Willow’s Bistro $25x7= 175 meals. and many more!

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nother weekend is around the corner. Why not spruce up your usual stand-by of a dinner and a movie and seek an explosive and entertaining live stage performance of an award-winning classic? The year is 1954 in the state of New York. A boy’s life depends on the deliberation of twelve men who must unanimously decide whether a 19-year-old Puerto Rican boy will face the death penalty for murdering his father. Personal feelings are revealed as twelve diverse jurors must find agreement with one possible verdict. Eleven have a leaning toward a decree of guilty. One, with an impossible task, must convince the others why there is reasonable doubt. From April 5th through the 14th, Twin City Stage of Winston-Salem, in its 78th season, presents the story of “12 Angry Men” written by Reginald Rose. Originally written as a life teleplay in 1954, the story was adapted for Broadway fifty years later in 2004 and ran for 328 performances. This legendary story has a long history of

achievement, including three Emmy Awards, the Tony Award in 2005 for Best Revival of a Play, and AFI’s “Most Inspiring Film” with Henry Fonda. Twin City Stage chose a unique play and the 1950s has considerable influence over the set design and performance. No scene changes take place, as the set is exclusively centered around a deliberation room. The performance takes place in the moment, creating an environment similar to the original live teleplay. Beyond the clothing and furniture of the 1950s era, the complex feelings of twelve men exist with strong opinions of class, race, and prejudice. Other interesting facts about the performance include a lack of names. Watchers will be quickly attuned to the jurors referring to each other as numbers. The defendant is called “the boy,” and witnesses are “old man” and “the lady.” Overall, these factors comprise a very interesting dynamic. As a community theater, Twin City Stage welcomes new talent to the cast. While most have a great deal of performing experience, half of the cast members are new to local audiences.

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Any mention of the words “courtroom” or “trial” and most are wide-eyed and sitting on the edge of their seat awaiting the details. The ratings prove we have a natural desire to watch drama unfold in the hopes the verdict is on the right side of justice. Whether a book, movie, or stage performance, all experiences involving the interaction of people, especially in conflict, inspires a conversation and tests our own beliefs. “12 Angry Men” will evaluate our own conviction towards stereotypes, the Fifth Amendment, the death penalty, and the true struggle of relationships. Each character is someone whom we can understand through behavior, actions, words, and the attempt towards an outcome. The feeling will come from more than our love for entertainment, but a sense of awaiting justice. “12 Angry Men” is a true theatrical experience. “12 Angry Men” opens on April 5th at 8:00 pm and has multiple dates and times available: April 6th and 7th at 2pm; April 11th through 13th at 8pm; and April 14th at 2 pm. Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling 336-7254001. The box office is open on the weekdays from 12:00 pm to 5:30 pm. Prices are $22 for adults, $20 for seniors 62 and older, and $18 for students with a valid ID. Sponsors for “12 Angry Men” include the law firm of Kilpatrick Townsend, Wells Fargo bank, and the Arts Council of Winston-Salem.

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The North Carolina Stroke Association Celebrates 15 Years at 2013 Women Honoring Women Luncheon By Laura Burrows


n 1998, a group of Winston-Salem physicians and community volunteers came together to form the NC Stroke Association (NCSA), a state-wide organization committed to reducing the incidence of stroke through education and prevention. Fifteen years later, stroke remains a critical health issue in North Carolina today. Stroke is the third leading cause of death in North Carolina, and our state has one of the highest stroke death rates in the nation – it is ranked sixth highest among the 50 states.

In an effort to bring more attention to the issue of women and stroke, the NC Stroke Association began hosting Women Honoring Women luncheons beginning with the first event in 2007. The inaugural luncheon was held in Winston-Salem and honored Louise Broyhill, a member of the NCSA board, and wife of former U.S. Senator James Broyhill. In addition to sharing information on stroke and its impact on women, the luncheons also raise critical funds to expand the footprint of NCSA’s outreach and education programs. Other past Women Honoring Women luncheon honorees include Earline King (2008), Claudette Weston (2009), Sallye Liner (2010), Ann Hanes & Marian Douglas (2011) and Jane Goodson (honored in memoriam in 2012).

This year’s Women Honoring Women luncheon, held March 7 at Old Town Country Club, marked NCSA’s 15th Anniversary and honored long-time supporter Ann Lewallen Spencer. Ann is the sister-in-law of Ann Lanier Spencer, one of the original founding members of the NC Stroke Association, and a co-organizer of the Women Honoring Women luncheons along with Jane Ahles, Susan Gordon and Liz Kelly. “We are so thrilled to be honoring Ann Lewallen Spencer on the occasion of our 15th anniversary,” said Beth Parks, executive director of the NC Stroke Association. “Ann and her family have been so supportive of the North Carolina Stroke Association.” “Women have helped shaped the NC Stroke Association in many ways -- as board members, staff, event organizers and stroke health-care providers," continued Parks. "Their impact cannot be overstated and we are grateful for their contributions. Today, the NC Stroke Association serves an important role as a statewide institution that is significantly improving North Carolina's efforts to reduce the incidence and impact of stroke.” For more information about the NC Stroke Association, visit their Web site at

Stroke statistics are even more troubling when focusing the lens on women. • Stroke kills more women than men. Each year, about 55,000 more women than men have a stroke, partially because women live longer than men, and stroke occurs at older ages. • Twice as many women die of stroke than of breast cancer every year. • Fifty percent of all African American women will die from a stroke or heart disease. Why are women so vulnerable when it comes to stroke? The primary reason is that women have several unique risk factors, including: taking birth control pills, using Hormone Replacement Therapy, being a migraine headache sufferer (most Americans who suffer migraines are women) and having a fatty diet. Key programs developed by the NC Stroke Association and funded by events like the Women Honoring Women luncheons, include: • NCSA Stroke Risk Identification – a program assisting hospitals and healthcare providers in conducting community stroke risk screenings. • Beyond the Hospital – a poststroke program that educates patients on secondary stroke prevention and post-stroke issues. NCSA provides participating hospitals with education quality outcome data as well as patient manuals and follow-up patient interviews to help ensure improved care.

Board members and staff of the NC Stroke Association gathered at the recent Women Honoring Women luncheon to kick off the organization’s 15th anniversary. (L-R) Louise Broyhill, Ann Lanier Spencer, Jane Ahles, Susan Gordon, Ellen Smet, Margaret Rudisill, Christy Spencer, Dr. Charles Tegeler, Robin Jones and Liz Kelly.

• NCAS Partnership Grant – monies are used to benefit stroke outreach and prevention efforts, and also to assist community hospitals in their efforts toward stroke center certification and stroke readiness.

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It’s Tea Time, Triad! By Patty Atwood


t’s time for the 2nd annual WinstonSalem IAAP® Tea to commemorate administrative professionals week (celebrated nationwide during the week of April 21-27). The Winston-Salem Chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals invites anyone working in the administrative field to join them for some laughter and learning. If you work in an office as an assistant, clerk, coordinator, office manager, secretary, etc., grab a friend or co-worker for a good old fashioned afternoon tea. The event will take place at Gray Auditorium in the Old Salem Visitor Center on Tuesday, April 23 from 12:304:30. Come meet others in your field, enjoy assorted finger sandwiches, miniature pastries and tea while networking and hearing two speakers that every person, male or female, should experience. Both speakers are energetic and motivating!

Sindy Martin is the founder of Smartin International and the Smartin School of Protocol. She is the author of “Smartin Up Your Professionalism in 365 Tweets” and is an award winning professional speaker who provides training programs, keynotes and executive coaching to Fortune 500 companies and universities. Sindy will present “Dress for Success” which will address today’s trend of business casual and casual Fridays, causing some office environments to become a little too relaxed. Come hear Sindy give some tips on how to dress for your body type and office environment.

Merikay H. Tillman, MS is founder of Coach MKay Companies, LLC and serves as the Patient Experience Coach for High Point Regional Health System. She is featured in the popular book series, Stepping Stones to Success, with experts sharing strategies for mastering business, life and relationships. Merikay is passionate about helping people make positive change and presents over 100 energized keynotes and seminars to business and healthcare associations throughout the country.

Registration is $35. Parking is free! Door prizes, too! To register, please contact Robin Shamel at or (336) 983-9097. Submitted by Patty Atwood | Winston-Salem Chapter IAAP Secretary

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An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure By Angela Cassar, DDS hen Ben Franklin first spoke this famous line, he was referring to the prevention of forest fires. Nowadays, many dentists borrow this quote when discussing diseases of the teeth and periodontium, which is the bone and soft tissue that support the teeth. Like a fire that starts as a small flame, dental conditions usually start out as small areas of decay, or mild gingivitis. If left untreated, a small cavity will tend to grow larger with time and may spread to the nerve of the tooth, as well as to adjacent teeth, the way a forest fire spreads from one tree to the next. Likewise, gingivitis is the first step in the progression of periodontal disease, the leading cause of tooth loss in adults.


The path to good oral health starts at home. Eating a healthy, high fiber diet, and limiting sugars, carbohydrates, and acidic foods and drinks will help prevent the development of dental caries or cavities. Topical exposure to fluoride makes the enamel more resistant to decay, so it is recommended that all adults and children who are old enough to spit out the excess

use toothpaste that contains fluoride. Brushing and flossing regularly will help reduce inflammation of the gums, as well as buildup of plaque and calculus on teeth. In addition to eating a healthy diet and maintaining good oral hygiene, regular visits to the dentist are crucial. Unfortunately a growing number of Americans do not regularly visit the dentist. There are several reasons for this. According to an American Dental Association survey, 50% of patients who did not see a dentist in the past 5 years reported that the cost of dental care was a factor. Another quarter reported that they didn’t see the dentist because they believe that it is not necessary to do so until a problem occurs. A bad experience kept the remaining 25% from scheduling another visit. As a dentist, it is disheartening to know that many people go without dental care. It is especially disturbing for providers to know the severe repercussions that can occur because of this. There is growing evidence that there is a link between periodontal disease and certain systemic conditions such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and certain respiratory infections. Even worse, there are documented cases of people dying from a dental infection that has spread to their brain. With this being said, if you have not seen a dentist in a while, strongly consider making an appointment. If a bad experience has kept you from walking through the door, seek a practice that offers a relaxing environment or some sort of sedation to help ease your fears. If the cost of care is a barrier, keep in mind that you are not alone. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reports that there are 108 million people in the U.S. who do not have dental insurance. Don’t let lack of coverage keep you from seeing the dentist. Most offices offer some sort of financing or payment arrangements to help patients get the care they need. More importantly, value your oral health and make it a priority to visit the dentist at least twice a year for cleanings and exams. In most cases, investing your time and resources on preventative care will make it less likely that you will need extensive dental work in the future. Prevention is the key.

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ANIMAL HOSPITAL WEST Introduces Spencer Harrison By Meghan E.W. Corbett

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ur pets are family, and no matter how hard you try, it is virtually impossible not to smile when we see their happy faces and wagging tails when we come home. The love and loyalty we receive from our pets is immeasurable, so we want to do the best for them in any way we can. Whether that requires medical attention, a little pampering or advice on how to keep your pet healthy and happy, Animal Hospital West can help! The newest addition to the Animal Hospital West staff is Spencer Harrison who will give your pet a day of pampering whenever necessary! “I am Animal Hospital Wests' newest groomer,” said Harrison. “I have been vigorously trained under the best in my opinion, Animal Hospital Wests' very own Kirsten Mazza.” No matter what the breed, size or level of smelliness, Animal Hospital West can make your furry friend look sensational! “Animals are my passion, and I love making them look and feel fabulous,” said Harrison. Animal Hospital West is also focused on making your experience as convenient as possible. There are many options for those with busy schedules to take care of their pets while still being able to get to the

other tasks of the day. “We are now offering grooming six days out of the week as I am available to your furry friends on Mondays now,” said Harrison. “It is also a convenience that during a visit, guests can have any necessary veterinary treatment done, so there is no need to make a second trip!” This can also be a great option for those with pets that feel anxiety when visiting the groomer or veterinarian. With the weather warming up, those pets with long coats may need to get some of the extra weight off with a nice, new hairdo! “In the months of April and May, we are offering 50% off grooms to all new clients with me,” said Harrison. “So make sure you set up your next groom with me, your pooch will thank you for it!” Animal Hospital West is located at 412 Jonestown Road in Winston-Salem. Business hours are 7:30am6pm Monday through Friday and 8am-2pm on Saturday. For your convenience, Animal Hospital West also offers Sunday pickup for boarded animals from 5-6pm. For more information, call 336.765.2511, visit the website at m or find Animal Hospital West on Facebook at ospitalwest.

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S M A L L & I N T I M AT E C A R E H O M E F O R S E N I O R S By Kristi Johnson Marion


he Meadowbrook House at Driftwood in Clemmons, NC, is a premier upscale family care home providing holistic assisted living and respite care to adult seniors in an elegant residential environment. The intimate house is a single-story home designed and built to provide the comfort, beauty and privacy desired by its residents. Residents will love the bright indoor areas, elegant décor, and scenic outdoor patios. Situated on a large manicured corner lot in the established neighborhood of Meadowbrook, the Meadowbrook House has much to offer seniors in transition. “During our years of service, we have often heard patients express their concern and fears regarding having to leave their home,” explained Tricia McKoy, Owner and Administrator of Meadowbrook House. “We wanted to offer a unique option for transitional care for seniors in our community. Often seniors are intimidated by the larger facilities. The small intimate nature of the Meadowbrook House will make the transition easier for many seniors and their families, as it is home-like, warm, and inviting.” Certified personnel provide assistance with meals, bathing, dressing, laundry, medication and transportation to doctor appointments. The six residents of the Meadowbrook House will enjoy a low resident-to-staff ratio. The caring staff is made up of certified staff and medication aides, and a registered nurse who is the

live-in caretaker. The food service director, activity director and administrators, will take the time to know each resident personally, crafting a customized service plan to fit each resident's individual care needs. The Meadowbrook House staff prides itself on respecting the privacy and individuality of residents, while at the same time, creating a real sense of community. Nutritionally balanced meals are served each day in a fine dining atmosphere. Laundry, linens and housekeeping services are also provided, giving residents time to relax and enjoy life. "Our 40+ years of combined experience in health care makes the family care home a natural fit for us," said Dr. Anthony Steele. "We understand that, as we age, our ability to do activities independently sometimes declines and assistance is needed. At the Meadowbrook House we are able to specifically meet each resident at their level of need." At the Meadowbrook House, residents are encouraged to challenge themselves while the assistance they need is offered. Family and friends are encouraged to be involved and visit frequently. This innovative approach to senior care is designed to maintain independence and dignity, yet is balanced with the comfort and security that comes from knowing experienced help is close at hand. A wide range of daily activities is offered at the Meadowbrook House, as well as off-site excursions.

Meet the Owners of Meadowbrook House The owners are a group of healthcare professionals committed to excellent service. Dr. Anthony Steele, DNP, FNP-C, PMHNP-C, is credentialed as both a Family Nurse Practitioner as well as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. Dr. Steele has 17 years of health care experience. In the past five years, he has served as nursing faculty, Director of Medical Services, Nurse Practitioner for various community-based programs, and as a consultant for two inpatient residential treatment facilities in the Triad. Denise Steele is a Physical Therapist with 18 years of clinical experience. For the past 10 years she has specialized in women’s health with a concentration in incontinence care, coccyx pain and pelvic pain, as well as a variety of orthopedics services. Tricia McKoy has been a Physical Therapist with a focus in geriatric rehabilitation. She offers professional insight to ease the difficult transition that many experience when moving from their home. Meadowbrook House at Driftwood 4438 Driftwood Drive Clemmons, NC 27012 (336) 283-6001


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River Ridge Taphouse 1480 River Ridge Dr., Clemmons, NC 27012 • 336.712.1883 Mon-Thurs 11a-11p • Fri & Sat 11a-1a • Sun 11a-10p


pril is here. Spring is in full bloom. This is the time for fools. However, this month’s restaurant is no April fool’s joke. I am here to tell you about the newest thing in Clemmons… River Ridge Taphouse.

How many times have you been with friends and coworkers discussing where to eat? One person may want Italian. Another might choose Mexican. Yet another just wants a sandwich or burger. Consequently, everyone has to settle and someone is just not going to get exactly what they REALLY want. Well, this is just the place then, if you have ever been in a situation like this. River Ridge Taphouse sits on the corner of River Ridge Drive and Lewisville-Clemmons, where Big Shotz used to be. Big Shotz was good, but it had a definite sports theme. River Ridge is trying to do business a little differently and they cater to just about any personality. There are many things that I could go on about with this article: the large dining area, the private party room, the outside dining. However, I feel that it is only fitting, given the diversity, that I mention the menu first. The selection that River Ridge offers is quite extensive. "The Tappetizers" alone could be discussed in one article. We were brought out a sampler of Mussels Steamed in Dark Lager Broth, Fried Pickles, Pimento Cheese Jalapeno Poppers, a Beer Battered Onion Stack of onion rings, and Fried Mac and Cheese. Each one of these was delicious. The broth that the mussels were steamed in was rich in flavor while not weighing down the flavor of the mollusks themselves. The Pimento Cheese Jalapeno Poppers were one of my favorites. They were made with homemade pimento cheese, and were sinfully spicy and delicious. My brother, who joined us, loved the Fried Mac and Cheese. This was my first time to have this, and I was quite surprised. The macaroni and cheese was breaded and deep-fried, yet it was still every bit as creamy and cheesy as if it were prepared following the old fashioned method. The Beer Battered Onion Stack was also full flavored and crisp, served with a Housemade Porter Ketchup. We learned that one reason “The Tappetizers” are so good is that River Ridge house makes the batter and breading, and cooks to order.

Since we went to River Ridge for lunch, we were not quite in the mood to eat too much after all of these appetizers. However, we did try the Stromboli. You could taste the quality in this. It was not nearly as greasy as many Italian restaurants’ Stromboli, prepared with fresh meats and mozzarella cheese, and served with fresh marinara sauce on the side. The list of items on the menu went on from there. For lighter fare, they offer a full range of salads, like the seared Ahi tuna salad over field greens, and the surf and turf salad with coconut shrimp and grilled steak. For those craving something south of the border, there is a full list of tacos and quesadillas. I was eyeing the Maui taco platter,

made with cod, pineapple salsa, Asian slaw, and seasoned quinoa and Cuban black beans. The list goes on and on: burgers, pizza, sandwiches, paninis, shepherd’s pie, ribs. You name it and River Ridge probably has it. They even have offerings for vegetarians (including vegans) and those who need gluten free meals. All menu items are paired with their Craft Beers. This place is not just food though. Wednesdays through Fridays they offer live music with an area for dancing. On Saturdays, there is a DJ. They offer 36 Craft Beers with a focus on North Carolina based and local brew houses. They also offer over 50 bottled beers, 100 liquor brands and 20 wines by the bottle and glass. This is truly a venue that can meet just about anyone’s desires. This spring when you are out letting your “April fools” run loose, stop by River Ridge Taphouse and tell the wonderful people that Rosey sent you!



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Saddle Up

By Omar & Christie


famous man once made this statement about sex: “Healthy, lusty sex is wonderful.” This wise man is included on the list of philosophers below: Jimmy Carter Bill Clinton James Bond John Wayne Many of you may have picked Bill Clinton as the author of this statement based on his notorious behavior in the White House. Some of you may think that James Bond spoke these words to a Bond girl in one of his movies. A few of you who are history buffs may remember Jimmy Carter’s famous Playboy magazine interview, in which he admitted lusting after women in his heart, but not acting on it. Then there are the lucky readers who picked John Wayne, the stud of the Wild West, because of his swagger and rugged sex appeal. The John Wayne fans would be correct. John Wayne also said, “Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway.” This brings us to the topic for this month’s column, which is FEAR…..fear of rejection, fear of loneliness, fear of getting hurt emotionally or physically, fear of disapproval from family or friends, fear of making poor choices. Any of these fears can prevent you from discovering what most men and women desire, which is falling in love, finding companionship and finding happiness through healthy, lustful, sex (as John Wayne would say). Fear of rejection may be one of the major reasons for giving up on finding a fulfilling relationship. This is a big category that could include fear of rejection due to different political beliefs, different religious affiliations, or wanting children versus not wanting children. Then there’s the fear of that first trip out of town where intimacy may be desired, but you are self-conscious about a scar, or a few extra pounds that are usually held in check by Spanx, or by a surgical procedure that saved your life, but made you feel obligated to explain away the physical changes. Then there

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could be the unspoken fear of not performing sexually up to expectations of your partner, either due to limited experience, lack of recent practice, or a specific need, like only having intimate relations with the lights off. Maybe we should listen to some of our own advice given to our friends or our children about unfounded fears….. “That shot at the doctor’s office really isn’t that bad,” or “Take a chance on that blind date; what could be the worst thing that could happen?” Fear of loneliness drives some women to make poor choices in lovers. They may choose the one who is controlling, possessive, needy, jealous, or self-absorbed just to avoid spending a night alone or a lifetime without a companion. These types of poor choices can result in getting hurt emotionally, losing trust in men and the power of love, and the ultimate poor

choice of giving up all together on dating. These experiences can often sour a potentially good relationship because of past baggage, trust issues, and loss of faith that good men exist. Take it from Christie – good men are out there, available, and ready to find that right companion and, better yet, the right lover. It just takes overcoming the fears that pull you off of the dating horse and out of the saddle. In past columns we have suggested talking to a counselor about dating issues, self-esteem issues, and staying committed to your list of dating resolutions. And that fear of rejection due to physical imperfection is not a justified fear. Many men are just thrilled that a woman would agree to, and possibly enjoy, having an intimate relationship with them and are not as concerned about your physical hang-ups as they are about their own satisfaction.

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Classic Consignments By Martie Emory


rom an ornate wine cabinet just inside the front door to a high-end, made-for-thebeach-house wicker rocker, the treasures are many at Classic Consignments in Advance. Besides the welcoming atmosphere of classical music and a relaxing waterfall fountain (which owner Gigi Marziano incorporates for a bit of positive Feng Shui energy) there are smiling employees eager to help you find just what you’re looking for – or even an unexpected something that might just fill an empty niche in your home. Tucked away between a contemporary black-and-white rendering of the Empire State Building and a colorful ceramic vase you might find vintage items such as Shirley Temple glassware or a child’s “L’il Deacon” dinnerware set for your favorite Wake Forest fan. A charming floral print love seat fills a corner, shelves hold both sterling and silver plated serving pieces, and for the DIY decorator, a rescued fireplace mantel awaits a new home.

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Gigi opened the shop six years ago in just a small portion of her current space, and began the consignment business with furniture and home accessories. A year ago her daughter, Maura, convinced her to branch out into women’s fashion (shoes, purses and upscale fashion jewelry included!) and the business added another room of merchandise and then another, with a current showroom of over 10,000 square feet. For Gigi and Maura, it’s a winning effort. “Maura likes clothes and I like furniture,” says Gigi. “It’s made us the perfect team!” Classic Consignments has been a labor of love for Gigi, both personally and professionally, and she credits her relationship with consignors and customers for that success. They have many, many repeat consignors, most of whom have become friends. “The whole thing about this business is trust,” says Gigi. “You don’t compromise and you don’t oversell things. Our consignors need to trust us.” In keeping with their promise to always go the extra mile for the customer, the company is dedicated

to quality – especially important in clothing consignment, where consumers tend to expect a bit more. In an already close-knit community, Classic Consignments also relies on social media for spreading the word on new arrivals to the shop. “Items we post to our Facebook page are typically sold within a day or two,” says Gigi. Open seven days a week, Classic Consignments accepts anything used to furnish a home, with a few exceptions: sets of china, books, bedding, linens, window treatments and appliances. For larger items they offer pick-up service for a small fee. In the Ladies’ Boutique, spring and summer fashions are accepted from February to July, must be in-style (no older than the last three years) and in excellent condition. Classic Consignments is located at 5226 US Highway 158, Advance, NC 27006.

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little known fact: despite my outgoing public personae, the reality is that I am actually quite shy. Sure, I am confident on the lesson tee or giving speeches. That’s what I have been trained to do. But socially, I have never really felt comfortable mingling. Networking at a party is hard for me. I don’t make new friends easily. That is why the Executive Women’s Golf Association has been good for me. EWGA, as it is called, is an international organization with local chapters in every state, as well as Canada and France. Their goal is to enrich the lives of women through the game of golf. They have a local chapter right here in the Piedmont Triad. EWGA offers a wide range of organized golf activities including fun play days, competitive tournaments, and social events for golfers of every skill level. This organization gives people the chance to network and play together. Although I don’t get the chance to join them every week, when I do have time, I am guaranteed to have people to play with. We are all different skill levels, but that’s half the fun. We laugh, we chat about work, our spouses, the kids and our pets. When we finish our round of golf, sometimes we go out to eat. Some of my happiest times with EWGA have had nothing to do with golf. Although I am not the best card player, last winter, I stepped out of my comfort zone and accepted their invitation to attend “Poker Night.” I still don’t know how, but by the end of the night, somehow I ended up with all the quarters! At Christmas time, they hosted a holiday gathering, and auctioned off gifts. The money raised went to a local charity. Throughout the year, there are invitations to attend various functions. EWGA, however is more than a bunch of events on a calendar. EWGA provides a “sorority” of support from women who are bound by their common interest in golf. For me, it goes much deeper than that. I am at that stage in my life when I get up, go to work, come home, take care of the dogs and do the laundry. If I don’t watch it, the cycle can repeat itself for months before I realize that I should really get out and socialize a little.

By Anne Marie Goslak EWGA gives me an opportunity to mingle in a safe, fun environment. Regardless of your skill level, I encourage you to look into the Piedmont Triad chapter of the Executive Women’s Golf Association. Their annual “Tee Off” informative meeting is scheduled for Saturday, April 13th at Salem Glen Country Club near Winston-Salem. For more info, check out their web site at or call me. I will be happy to tell you more about it. I might be shy by nature, but golf has given me a great opportunity to overcome that feeling. EWGA has played a significant part in bringing me out of my routine and into a place of sisterhood. Anne Marie Goslak is an LPGA Class A Teaching Professional at Oak Valley Golf Club. She can be reached at or call 336-345-4633.

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Pilates&Weight Loss

By Laura Shelton and Bruce Dillard

the same principle to a lighter resistance magic circle or fitness band. You may be surprised at the level of ne of the intensity that instability can add to your most frequently workout, especially as you work to asked questions about Pilates is: maintain precision and control during Will Pilates help me lose weight? The both the exertion and the release short answer is yes, Pilates is supportive of phase of an exercise, as we do in weight loss. In many cases, just beginning Pilates. At Your Pilates Place Pilates classes, or a home routine, is enough to and Body Integration, 95% jump start weight loss. However, as time goes by of all classes, from you may find that your body becomes accustomed to beginner to super-advanced, are performed with Pilates equipment. We have 3 your workout level. Then, you will need to increase the separate rooms of the most sophisticated equipment in the industry, which intensity of your workout enough to help you continue to allows us to reach client goals effectively and without injury. burn extra calories. In fact, Pilates’ primary goal is to Pilates is known for creating long, lean-looking muscles, and muscle is a strengthen the body from the core out; Pilates is not a series good fat burner. For any sustained weight loss program, it is critical that of stretches as some of the television commercials would have our bodies gain muscle. If we diet and lose fat, we also lose muscle mass, you believe. Speaking from personal experience and which lends itself to a very slow rate of fat loss and tends to make the observation over the course of many years, I can say with some body soft and flabby. Pilates is designed to strengthen and tone our certainty that anyone who commits to Pilates workouts will create muscles, increasing muscle density, not bulk. Density equates to having a trimmer appearance, and most will lose significant weight. a hard and powerful body, melting away the fat. Adding equipment, Now here is a Pilates trick that is not used by many other fitness or different equipment, to your workout will help build muscle and systems. If you are working out with Pilates resistance equipment, strength by giving your body new challenges. Remember, muscle decrease the resistance level. This seems counterintuitive, but the burns a lot of fat. Our introduction to Pilates starts with the instability that less resistance creates can provide a significant reformer, keeping the body in complete alignment, injury free, challenge to the muscles as they attempt to maintain control and exercising the total body to maximum potential. As the client balance, especially the core muscles. This technique works very well becomes stronger and can participate in more advanced work-outs, on the reformer where you can use lighter springs, but you can apply the move is made to the Pilates chair, the ladder barrels, and the core-align system, thus increasing the complexity and intensity of each session.


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Through Eyes

Her By Chante Hood


ast month, we shared the story of Antoine Hood, a professional basketball player. This month, we experience his story through the eyes of his wife, Chante Hood. I would describe the pathway that my husband and I have been on since we have been together as a paved road with extremely steep hills, so a mountain bike would be required. Over the years, our muscles journeying up and down the terrain have been conditioned and have grown tremendously; however the memory of soreness will always be there. When I first met my husband, I knew I was signing onto something that would require great faith. I have always been the type of person to enjoy challenges, but there is nothing that anyone could have told me to prepare me one hundred percent for what we have gone through. One thing I am very sure of is that God certainly has a sense of humor. He paired someone with great faith for enduring taxing times with someone who had very little faith. I am talking smaller than a mustard seed. None the less, I had a perfect peace knowing that he was my soul mate, so there had to be a wonderful purpose and plan for us. We were one, joined together by God, and that meant sharing the peaks and valleys of each other’s dreams. The year that Antoine and I met was wonderful bliss. Yes, there were many nights when I occupied an empty house and felt that terrible ache in my heart of loneliness, but I learned to use those moments to begin the road of prayer. In those moments, several things were revealed and, to my surprise, it had nothing to do with the questions I had

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for God about our destiny and where we would end up. The answers I received in those moments only pertained to me. The first thing that required the majority of my attention was my faith. Even though I believed that everything would work out, even through the lull periods when we weren’t sure how we would make ends meet between jobs and ball, it was a different story to walk through it. I seemed to be taken by surprise each time Antoine returned home after getting my hopes built up, thinking that the journey was finally complete. After the first two years, I came to realize that if I wanted to end the feeling of starting at zero each time I was disappointed, I had to allow myself to believe that anything was possible if I had God.

Looking over the course of events that has taken place concerning basketball, it has become enthralling, exciting, and daunting all in one. Somehow, through all the crazy ups and downs, it has stretched me in ways I never considered and challenged me in all of my weaknesses. I’ve gotten lots of questions from others over the years, but the one that stands out the most is, “What has it been like to be married to a professional basketball player?” Now, I am sure most of the people that ask this really want to know if it has been like Basketball Wives or The Real House Wives of Orange County. The truth of the matter is neither. Yes, it has had its perks and benefits, but at the end of the day we are regular people that have chosen to pursue a dream that is beyond reason. It has not been the substance or purpose of the dream that has defined us as people, but the valleys and depths that have shaped us into who we are. I have never been sure when the story of our dream will be complete, but I have wondered if the completion of our journey is similar to experiencing a wonderful dream when we are sleeping. Do we really want it to end? If we did, it would mean we would wake up and it would be over. In my mind, we are living the dream now in the sense that we have felt the exhilaration of a completed story only to be awakened. Considering the years spent in this dream, this time around I want reality. The constant, non-shifting, God-ordained destiny designed just for us with no exceptions, substitutions or temporaries. Then and only then will I be able to say that I have had the pleasure of living in two worlds where dreams begin and realities remain.

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Enjoy the Derby – Help Horses! By Kim Beane


n Saturday, May 4, 2013, Hidden K Stables Rescue & Rehab (HKS R&R) will be hosting a Derby Party with Cellar 4201 winery in East Bend. The cost is $10 per person which includes one glass of wine (or a wine tasting) and watching the Kentucky Derby on big-screen TVs (fee is $5 for guests under age 21). The event runs from 3 pm to 7 pm with full Derby coverage. Bring your own picnic/tailgate food and set up your tent and chairs for a fun day outside. Derby attire is welcomed and there will be a hat-judging contest for the ladies with several categories, including “Most Elegant,” “Most Outlandish,” “Best Horse Theme,” and “Best Overall.”

“It will be like a tailgate party on the lawn of the winery,” said Board of Directors member Betsy Clarke. “Bring your tent, tables, and chairs, along with your tailgate food, and come cheer on your favorite Kentucky Derby horse.” If you know nothing about horses, you can feel free to root for the horse whose jockey is wearing your favorite colors! Called the most exciting two minutes in sports for a good reason, the Kentucky Derby is a fascinating look at racehorses at the top of their game. Derby parties are very popular in our community, and now you can go to one and help local rescue horses at the same time. A portion of the proceeds from the $10 per

person gate fee will go to help HKS R&R rehab, retrain and rehome rescued horses. HKS R&R is a small non-profit horse rescue organization that was formed in July 2011. As it approaches its two year anniversary, the group is going strong and is as committed as ever to rehabbing, retraining and rehoming rescued horses. HKS R&R takes horses within a specific age range that can be rehabilitated and retrained, and then given an equine job – as a horse for a family, for example, or as a lesson horse at a barn. Their first horse, Ace, had slaughter tags on him when the rescue got him, and he has successfully been rehabbed and retrained to be a hunter/jumper horse for a young local rider. He’s won many ribbons – lots of them blue – in area shows. When the group’s second horse, Bets, came to HKS R&R, she made quite an impression with her striking blue eyes and unusual paint markings. She was adopted this past February by a Greensboro rider who hopes to do dressage and hunter/jumper work with her. This spring HKS R&R will officially open their education center, housed in a building donated to the group by Winston-Salem resident Leigh Somerville, who is happy the building will be put to good use for a worthy cause. Classes will be open to the community and focus on horse management, horse health and horse behavior. The goal is to educate people, especially youth, about horses so that fewer horses end up in rescue situations. “Sometimes a little bit of knowledge can go a long way,” said Dr. Meg Cooke, another Board member and local veterinarian. “If you know what to expect, you can make better choices – for both you and the horse.”

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Executive Women’s Golf Association By Meghan E.W. Corbett


here are many wonderful ways to give back to the community. We can donate money, gently used items and our time to help those in need throughout the year. It can sometimes be difficult to figure out which ones will do the most good; so this article will serve to point out one of the best, and all that will be left to do is to put the date on your calendar. Founded in 1996, the Piedmont Triad chapter of the Executive Women’s Golf Association uses its strengths to better the community through a variety of events. “The Executive Women's Golf Association, Piedmont Triad Chapter, is a golfing organization dedicated to educating and supporting women who want to be golfers,” said President Caroline Gentleman. “Golf is a wonderful support for women since it can combine competition and fun. Members meet women from all walks of life, and form friendships within the chapter as well as meeting members from other chapters throughout the United States. I have enjoyed being an active member since 1998 and during that time have worked with many wonderful women. These women are welcoming and help new members feel right at home. New players will find the experienced players are supportive and remember what it feels like to be a “newbie.” Some of our members have competed in both regional and national events; others just want to get out on the course and play against themselves, but all members want to have fun!”

In addition to networking with other members and enjoying the game of golf, members of this association are committed to helping the community. “The Board discussed the needs of the community and recognized that hunger in the Piedmont was greater than many other communities in the country,” said Gentleman. “Because we have members from the surrounding area, we wanted to support an effort that would assist the whole community.” This year, the Board decided to sponsor the Second Harvest Food Bank. “In discussing this potential initiative, Clyde Fitzgerald, Director of Second Harvest Food Bank, was very receptive and excited about this initiative,” said Gentleman. Proceeds from the golf outing will be donated to this worthy organization. “Our annual Tee Off event officially starts the golf season,” said Gentleman. “It gives us an opportunity to recruit new members and let all our members see what is planned for the coming year. The Tee Off event will be held on Saturday, April 13th at Salem Glen Golf and Country Club. The event begins with registration at 9:30am, and a breakfast, including mimosas, starting at 10am. We will have a silent auction and a presentation from Golf Galaxy on new equipment. We will also talk about the golf outings planned for the year. Following the breakfast, participants have an opportunity to play nine holes of golf. The cost is $20 for breakfast and optional golf for an additional $20. New members will be eligible for a discount for joining that day and will be given a free outing if they join at the event.” A portion of the proceeds from the auction will be donated to local charities. Recruiting new members allows the Executive Women’s Golf Association to add to the impact it can have on the local community. “In addition to golf, we have other social events like game nights, pool parties and dinner with our members,” said Gentleman. “We are very supportive of new members and encourage all those who are interested to come and meet the members and find out more about the Executive Women’s Golf Association.” For more information about the Tee Off or the association, email Caroline Gentleman at, or call 336.201.2755

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VO I C E A Story about Addiction Part 1 By Wendee Goodman

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Stacie. She is willing to share her story and, as you read this story, you might ask yourself, “Am I addicted to a particular substance, thing, a behavior or activity?” Stacie’s friendship is a real blessing to me. Stacie has taught me through example that true freedom and joy begins with being real with yourself and choosing your path for the future. I have learned about strength, courage, commitment, authenticity and the possibility for recovery in a variety of ways. I have become captivated by the 12-step program and its application to the spiritual life. This story will unfold over the next three months.

“Not being able to tell the truth from the lie, you tend to believe the lie.” As Stacie reflects back, she believes she began drinking as a way to deal with her father’s unexpected death and to help her feel like she “belonged.” Her drinking increased as she tried to cope with an abusive boyfriend who told her he was the only one who would have her. She believed this lie until graduating from high school and getting her first job in Greensboro. High school graduation, first job and night clubs. After graduation, Stacie said she began to party even harder and she met and began living with the man who became the father of her oldest son. The drinking began to slow down and even stopped during her pregnancy. However, while she was pregnant, she broke up with this man and after her son was born, she began to use alcohol again as a way to cope with her sense loneliness.

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Men and alcohol.

As a child, Stacie was overweight and although her peers often left her feeling excluded and very different, she said her parent’s love and acceptance was always unconditional. At the age of 12, Stacie’s father suddenly passed away and she and her mom were completely devastated. Stacie remembers this time as the beginning of a growing loneliness and a growing “hole” within her.

From 1995 to 2004 Stacie married and divorced three times. Stacie used relationships and alcohol to fill the void she felt in her life. After her third divorce she began drinking heavily again. In fact, she used a word I had never heard to describe the way she drank. She said she drank “alcoholically.” When I asked her what this meant, she said that she would drive to Greensboro and visit clubs and drink so much that she would not remember anything about driving home. Additionally, she said that she had lost the choice to drink. In other words, she had to drink and there was no telling how much she would drink because there was no “cut off switch.” She said she would drink until she passed out or blacked out. Miraculously, Stacie never had a wreck and never received a DUI.

Introduced to alcohol by church kids the summer before the 9th grade. Stacie’s mom married and they moved from Lewisville to Walkertown, and Stacie recalls feeling like they had moved across the country. The kids that Stacie went to church with introduced Stacie to alcohol and she clearly remembers her first drink. “Almost instantly I felt pretty, a part of the crowd, and like I fit in. And I wanted more.”

During 2005, Stacie began a relationship with a man in whom she saw the potential for a long life together. In September 2005, Stacie became engaged, but then on October 17th, this man had a brain aneurysm. One day later he was removed from life support. Once again, heartache and heartbreak were fertile ground for alcoholism to take root and grow wildly out of control. NEXT MONTH: The story continues as Stacie has an unlikely encounter with a woman who will help her change the direction of her life.

10th grade. Although alcohol was kept under lock and key in Stacie’s home, she found the key and invited friends over when her mom and step-dad were at work. Stacie’s first boyfriend was a heavy drinker who mentally, physically and emotionally abused her. In the 10th grade, Stacie said that there were times that she drank so much she passed out or blacked out.

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Tour de Food

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have lived in Winston-Salem for so long that all my family and out-of-town guests have seen all our marvelous “tourist” sights. It’s increasingly hard to entertain visitors with new, active (outdoor), fun and entertaining activities. But now I can’t WAIT for my next guests to show up! I will take them on a Tour de Food!

If you haven’t done a food tour in Winston-Salem or anywhere you travel, please put it on your “to do” list. It is a really unique way to showcase a city and get a quick insider view of the area. I have never been one to travel somewhere and sit in a tourist spot; I always want to “go where the locals go.” So it was with Tour de Food. Lisa Schnurr recently toured a group eight for a special afternoon of: Eat, Drink and Walk. Not only is that her catch phrase for her new business, it’s true! The food tours she hosts are usually 34 hours long and roam downtown Winston-Salem, stopping at five or six restaurants along the way for a specially prepared sample of each culinary establishment’s fare. And believe me, they treat you like royalty.

Our group began our tour on a chilly Saturday afternoon by meeting at Jeffrey Adams. After a quick introduction period, we set off on our big adventure. Our stops included the great locations listed below! • Wolfies started us off with dessert: frozen custard, our choice of their many flavors. Delightful. • Bib’s Downtown served a sampler of BBQ, slaw, Bib’s beans and the best hushpuppies in the city. • The District Rooftop Bar and Grille presented a fabulous oyster salad with a lobster ravioli in a tarragon butter sauce with wild mushrooms. • 6th and Vine broke out the chocolate fondue and paired it with a great bottle of Man Pinotage red wine. Yum. • Artisan treated us to the heavenly smell of prime rib being prepared for an event at the Millennium Center and fed us with butternut squash tortalachi with mushroom wine sauce and a really nice glass of Veras red wine. • Jeffrey Adams topped off the tour with a special 4oz. filet mignon (topped with pimiento cheese) with a seared scallop and wilted spinach, and their Pretty Lady Martini. Lisa’s knowledge of the history of the town brought us several facts that were new to even our “born and raised here” tour mates. She has a wealth of experience in the food service industry and strives to support local restaurants (no chains), businesses and farm-to-table food. They can cater to dietary needs if alerted in advance. The tours are on two Saturday afternoons a month, year-round. One of the most enjoyable parts of the tour experience was getting to know our fellow travelers. The relaxed atmosphere (and a few glasses of wine) made us fast friends. Thanks to Lisa, we really had a most enjoyable day. Please visit the website: and take note of the tours in other neighboring towns as well. You will want to try them all. I know I will!


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Countless Easter Activities to Enjoy in the Twin City By Elisa D. Wallace

he sun is setting later over the horizon. Winter coats are shed as the temperature warms. Buds are beginning to blossom as trees welcome back their leaves. Yes, the spring season has arrived in the Twin City. With Easter serving as the banner holiday of spring, countless activities for both the young and the young at heart are hosted in the Twin City. From egg hunts and hay rides sure to make most parents nostalgic about their own favorite spring activities, to an Eggstraveganza with wild animals at the NC Zoo, this Easter is sure to be EGG-CELLENT. Read on for a variety of exciting events in April sure to please everyone.

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Take in the beauty this season brings to one of WinstonSalem’s most beloved parks, by attending Tanglewood’s annual Easter Egg Hunt. First view the picturesque park from the seat of a tractor while enjoying a hayride with family and friends. Get the baskets ready as the official Easter egg hunt begins. Reservations required. Cost: $7. Call for times. Tanglewood Park, 4061 Clemmons Road, Clemmons. 336-766-9540.

Looking for another family friendly spring activity? Bring the little ones to a puppet show at Old Salem. Join Olga and Granny Ninsky, who turn an unfortunate mishap into a magical Easter surprise. Show times: 10, 10:30, 11 and 11:30 a.m., 12:30 and 1 p.m. Admission: Free. Old Salem, 600 S. Main St., Winston-Salem. 336-721-7300. April 7: Easter Egg Hunt at the Dixie Classic Fairgrounds Looking for a larger scale Easter egg hunt? Look no farther than the Dixie Classic Fairgrounds. Be prepared to join the masses as eggs are hidden across the entire Inner Grounds. Admission: Free. 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Dixie Classic Fairgrounds, 421 W. 27th St., W-S. 336-725-5635. Return to Old Salem for a full day of Easter events throughout the Historic District. The majority of activities are hosted at the Vierling House and Barn. All Easter events, including the Easter Egg Hunt from 10:30-11:30 a.m., are included with an All-In-One ticket. Cost: Adults, $21; ages 6-16, $10. Time: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Old Salem Museum and Gardens, W-S. 336-721-7300. April 1-7: Easter Bunny Express For those interested in a mobile Easter experience, enjoy a ride on the Easter Bunny Express at the NC Transportation Museum. On April 7, kids 10 and under will also be invited to an Easter Egg Hunt at 12:30 p.m. Cost: $12 for ages 3 and up; ages 2 and under, free. See website for full train schedule; varies daily. NC Transportation Museum, 411 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer. 704-6362889. April 7: Eggstravaganza 5K. Ready to burn off the calories consumed from all of the Easter candy? Bring the family for an Egg run for kids and 5K for adults. All proceeds benefit Team Erica and the Triad Triathalon Team. Price: $20, $25 day of the race. 8:30 a.m. Bur-Mil Park, 5834 Bur-Mil Club Road, GSO. Eggstravaganza at the NC Zoo. Join all the other furry animals at the Eggstravaganza at the NC Zoo. See elephants, gorillas, cougars and more! Kids are invited to hunt for their own Easter treats inside. Activities included with regular admission. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. North Carolina Zoo, 4401 Zoo Parkway, Asheboro. 800-488-0444.

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Time By Lindsay Craven


veryone loves a good movie – the exhilarating surroundsound, the eye-opening crystal clear, super-large screens, the popcorn, soda and candy… If you’ve been too busy to check out some of the recent screenings at the theater or on Red Box, look to “Reel Time” to give you the good, the bad and the ugly! Send in your suggestions for movies to be reviewed, and you could win tickets to a current movie! Flight (4 out of 5 reels) Flight is a painfully honest film about a man’s battle with alcohol addiction that will leave you aching for his perseverance and redemption. Captain Whip Whitaker (Denzel Washington) is a commercial airplane pilot who enjoys the whiskey bottle and nose candy with every waking moment. He spends his nights getting wasted with his flight attendants, only to roll out of bed still sauced for the next morning’s flight. Despite his hung over state, Whip is able to maneuver his massive plane’s descent from the sky in a scene that defines the phrase “edge of your seat.” In an emergency landing that was one in a million, he manages to crash land the plane with minimal casualties. Whip awakes to find himself being hailed a hero but his glory doesn’t last long before an investigation leads to a discovery of his drinking and drugging habits. Whip’s union boss and relentless lawyer (Don Cheadle) spring into a cover up and struggle to get him clean enough to skid by undetected, but will Whip’s demons make it impossible for him to save his career? Flight is a powerful depiction of the strength of addiction. Washington

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reminds the audience why he’s more than just the run of the mill action star; he’s a gifted character actor that makes the viewer feel invested in his ability to overcome. John Goodman is brilliant as Whip’s drug peddling friend Harling. He appears on the screen with a Jimmy Buffet-esque appeal but still manages a dark presence as we watch him enable Whip’s demise. Flight is not a feel-good, wholesome flick, but it does provide a dose of humanity to those suffering from addiction, all while delivering firstclass acting and a plane crash sequence that is sure to go down in history as one of the most whiteknuckle experiences ever captured on film. The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2 1/2 out of 5 reels) In a rare event, the same author of the novel the film is based on scripts Perks of Being a Wallflower. Stephen Chbosky’s novel has received a large amount of success since its release in 1999. Nearly 13 years later the film is finally immortalized on film. Charlie (Logan Lerman), our protagonist, is an awkward and depressed aspiring writer and high school student. He’s clearly suffered a trauma but we’re only slowly let in on the secret as the film unfolds. He’s struggling to find his place as a freshman in high school and only manages to find a confidant in his compassionate English teacher (Paul Rudd). He finally finds a clique when he meets Patrick (Ezra Miller) and Sam (Emma Watson). These stepsiblings bring out Charlie’s wilder side and

add some depth and comedy to Charlie’s sad storyline. Patrick is an openly gay senior carrying on a hushed relationship with the star quarterback and Sam is the pretty girl looking for love with all the wrong guys. Together they complement each other and rely on one another as their stories lead them through their school years and their ultimate separation. While all of the actors own their parts and really convince you of their plights, the plot line can drag just a big at times. However, the story is more honest than most teenage angst films and the loveable characters make it easier to power through the slow moments. If there is a movie you’ve been thinking about seeing at home or in the theater, let us know and we’ll give you the “reel” scoop on it! If we choose your movie to review, you could win movie tickets!

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A Lighter Picnic Menu By Elisa D. Wallace and Emily Eileen Carter

April is the perfect month to get outside and enjoy a spring picnic. However, with bathing suit season right around the corner, some may want to forgo the traditional “picnic staples” which often include heavier dishes. In lieu of these traditional recipes, Forsyth Woman decided to hunt down light, yet satisfying, picnic fare ideal for a quick trip to the park!

Springtime Strawberry Pie Crust: 1 1/3 cups graham cracker crumbs 3 tablespoons butter, melted 2 tablespoons sugar Cooking spray Filling: 2 cups sliced strawberries 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 1/4 cup sugar 2 tablespoons water 2 teaspoons cornstarch 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 6 cups small strawberries Topping: 3 tablespoons graham cracker crumbs 1 tablespoon chopped hazelnuts or almonds 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons butter, melted 1/2 cup frozen reduced-calorie whipped topping, thawed

Fresh Lemonade 3/4 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice

Baby Red Potato Salad Light Hummus with Spring Vegetables 15 oz. can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed 1 large clove garlic 2 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoon tahini 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 tablespoon non-fat plain yogurt 1/2 teaspoon salt Dash of ground red pepper Directions Place all ingredients in a food processor or blender, and process until completely smooth. Store leftovers in a covered container for up to three days. Serve with baby carrots, cucumbers, broccoli, cauliflower and other spring veggies.

3 pounds baby red potatoes 2 stalks celery, chopped 3 1/2 tablespoons snipped chives 1/2 tablespoon snipped chives, for garnish 1/4 cups crème fraîche 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil Directions Place potatoes in a large pot of cold salted water and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce to a gentle boil and cook until tender when pierced with a knife, 25 to 30 minutes. Drain potatoes and let cool; then cut into quarters. In a large bowl, toss potatoes, celery, and 3 1/2 tablespoons chives. Stir in crème fraîche and olive oil. Season with salt and freshly ground pepper. Refrigerate until chilled, about 1 hour. Garnish with remaining 1/2 tablespoon chives.

½ cup white sugar 2 quarts water Directions In a large pan, combine sugar and water, boil until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and pour in lemon juice, mix well. Chill and serve over ice with lemon slices to garnish.

Pecan Chicken Salad 2 ½ cups diced, cooked chicken breast 1 cup seedless grapes cut in half 1 cup toasted pecans, chopped 1 cup finely chopped celery ½ teaspoon salt ½ cup reduced fat mayonnaise Directions Combine all ingredients. Chill overnight, then serve on your favorite bread or with crackers.

Directions Preheat oven to 350°. Combine first 3 ingredients in a bowl, tossing with a fork until moist. Press into bottom and up sides of a 9-inch pie plate coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 15 minutes; cool on a wire rack. To prepare the filling, combine strawberry slices and vinegar in a medium nonstick skillet. Place the berry mixture over medium-high heat; cook for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in 1/4 cup sugar. Combine the water and cornstarch in a small bowl. Add to pan, and bring to a boil. Cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; stir in juice. Cool completely. Arrange whole strawberries, stem sides down, in crust. Pour cooled strawberry mixture over whole strawberries. Cover loosely, and chill 4 hours. To prepare the topping, combine 3 tablespoons cracker crumbs, nuts, 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar, and 1 1/2 teaspoons melted butter in a small bowl. Place crumb mixture in a small skillet over medium heat. Cook 2 minutes or until golden brown; cool. Sprinkle crumb mixture over pie. Top each serving with whipped topping.

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Forsyth Woman’s 2013 Fitness Hop By Meghan E.W. Corbett


any of us make resolutions to be healthier in the New Year. Whether we plan to focus on better eating habits, losing weight or committing to a consistent workout routine to get into better shape, our health is what drives us to create these seemingly lofty goals. When life gets busy, however, many of us seeking a healthier lifestyle throw those resolutions to the back burner and let time slip by with our normal daily routines. But why is change such a huge endeavor? Is it laziness? Time constraints? Stubbornness? Whatever the excuse, forget it, because Forsyth Woman is giving you the opportunity to do something for yourself which is surely long overdue! On April 14th, Forsyth Woman readers will have the pleasure of attending the first annual Fitness Hop! Check out the ad in this issue for the details, and read on for a sneak peek of what awaits you on the Hop! Inner Strength Pilates Inner Strength Pilates is proud to be the corporate sponsor of the first Forsyth Woman Fitness Hop! We have all heard of Pilates, and the certified experts at Inner Strength Pilates are eager to teach you! Don’t let the name fool you; Amy Dixon’s team of professionals are certified in more than just Pilates! Services include Yoga and Barre classes, Certified Egoscue Method Postural Therapy, Massage Therapy, Personal Training and Pilates Rehabilitation. Amy's staff of 14 has a combined 150 years of experience! The studio is immaculate with state-of-the-art Pilates equipment. Inner Strength Pilates is sincere when it promises astonishing physical results in a peaceful, intimate setting. They want to help you find YOUR inner strength! The Diet Center The Diet Center’s main goal is to help you “discover a whole new you.” For the past twenty-nine years Merrillyn Helton and Lynne Spach have helped countless people in Winston-Salem achieve their weight-loss goals. Diet Center focuses on nutrition,

emphasizing a balanced approach that meets the body’s nutritional requirements and helps clients feel better overall. Through personalized plans to suit each client individually, your experience and the knowledge you gain will last a lifetime. There are countless stories from those who have found their successes at the Diet Center. Will you be next? Earheart Healthy Weight Loss Earheart Healthy Weight Loss works – because it works differently! We have been led to believe we can control our weight by eating less and exercising. Dr. Mark Hymen tells us these methods fail 94% - 98% of the time, and cause more damage due to yo-yo dieting. Earheart is a new and different, physician-prescribed program. Patients are not hungry or tired, and average 30 pounds lost - in just 6 weeks! Join us to change weight loss from an unending struggle, to an easy and fast journey to better health and fitness. Women’s Wellness and Fitness In need of a little extra motivation? Women’s Wellness and Fitness provides a workout environment to fit every goal, schedule and budget. As Winston-Salem’s ONLY full-service facility for WOMEN ONLY, the club provides a clean, friendly, comfortable atmosphere for women of all ages, shapes, sizes, and ability levels. Offering discounts for a variety of clients, including student, corporate and Red Hat (50+), Women’s Wellness and Fitness wants to make it as pain free as possible for to get you in the shape you deserve! Your Pilates Place It does not matter whether you are a beginner or a seasoned veteran; there is always something to learn from someone else when it comes to working out. This is especially true with Pilates, as methods and techniques are constantly changing and advancing to be even more beneficial. Owner Laura Shelton knows this better than anyone, which is why she requires her staff to attend continuing education courses to stay up to date and certified. In addition to posture and massage therapy, Your Pilates Place utilizes proven methods and delivers proven results again and again! It has a completely and comprehensively trained staff in either Power Pilates or Balanced Body, is an authorized Balanced Body training facility, and offers massage and structural integration massage. It also has Core-align systems, TRX suspension training, and cycling. Winston-Salem Jazzercise Everyone has heard of Jazzercise, and there are many reasons for that. Jazzercise is a national phenomenon and is truly the first dance exercise fitness program. Every Jazzercise group fitness

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BB&T Scott & Stringfellow held its annual sales conference and awards banquet on Friday, January 25, at The Jefferson Hotel to honor associates throughout the firm for outstanding contributions in 2012. Hilary L. Kosloske, Senior Managing Director and Financial Advisor, was the recipient of the John Sherman, Jr. Leadership Award for her community service with Riverwood Therapeutic Riding Center. In 2002, the John Sherman, Jr. Leadership Award was established to recognize a Scott & Stringfellow associate who exemplifies the qualities of leadership, integrity and community service. In honor of this recognition, a $2,500 donation was made on behalf of Kosloske to Riverwood Therapeutic Riding Center. In addition, Kosloske was recognized for being a Top 10 Financial Advisor at BB&T Scott & Stringfellow for 2012. She has been advising high-net-worth clients since 1997. Riverwood Therapeutic Riding Center provides quality, professional equine assisted activities for both children and adults with special needs. Equine assisted activities help to improve muscle tone, balance, posture, coordination and motor development as well as emotional well being. Riverwood Therapeutic Riding Center is located among 53 acres in Tobaccoville, NC and serves Forsyth, Yadkin, Stokes, Surry and Davie Counties. Founded in 1893, Richmond-based BB&T Scott & Stringfellow is a division of BB&T Securities, LLC, member FINRA/SIPC. BB&T Securities, LLC, is a full-service regional brokerage and financial services firm with 37 offices in Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, New Jersey, Georgia, and Florida. It is a whollyowned subsidiary of BB&T Corporation (NYSE: BBT). BB&T Securities, LLC, employs more than 1,000 people, including 240 financial advisors. For more information visit our website: Wendy Mitchell is a woman who follows her dreams. Born in Winston-Salem and raised in Greensboro, Wendy was always a big-city girl at heart. After graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Mitchell moved to New York where she worked as staff news editor for Entertainment Weekly and as Managing Editor at indieWIRE. She has also written about the entertainment business for The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, Variety, Rolling Stone, the Dow Jones News Service, Time Out New York, Billboard, and the New York Daily News. But what happens when you outgrow New York City? For Mitchell, a move across the pond was the solution, so when the opportunity to move to London presented itself, Wendy was up for the challenge. Today, she is Editor of Screen International and, the pioneer of festival and market dailies, headquartered in London. At Screen, she coordinates all news coverage across print and online publications, as well as festival dailies including Cannes and, of course, the RiverRun International Film Festival. Wendy is excited to return to RiverRun in April to cover the festival and to sit as a juror during the film competition.

Salem College basketball coach Anita Howard has taken the Salem Spirits basketball team to a new level. In her first season as coach of the NCAA Division III team, Howard led the squad to17 wins and a secondplace finish in the Great South Athletic Conference championship game—the best in team history. Her stellar leadership earned her the title of 2013 GSAC Coach of the Year, and two of her players were honored with Player of the Year and All-Conference tributes. Howard came to Salem in the summer of 2012 after serving as associate head coach of the women’s basketball team at St. Augustine’s College in Raleigh. Before that, she also served as an assistant at Shaw University in Raleigh, helping lead that team to a CIAA Conference Championship and an appearance in the 2011 NCAA Division II Final Four. An alumna of Armstrong Atlantic State University, Howard excelled both in the classroom and on the court, graduating magna cum laude and earning the AASU basketball team’s “Defender of the Year” award. Howard brought that same dedication and drive to Salem. She has helped to ignite energy into the basketball program and a commitment to giving back off the court. During her tenure, the basketball team has made community service a top priority, volunteering with such groups as The Ronald McDonald House, Main Street Academy, and at the “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” benefit to raise awareness of domestic violence. In leading her players to success, both on and off the court, Howard exemplifies what it means to be a Salem Spirit.

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By Sarah Fedele


t 18 years old, Liz Romo Kelly left her home in Manizales, Colombia, and came to the U.S. “I desperately tried to get into college for three years,” shared Liz. “In this country, you cannot gain a better quality of life without an education.” Forsyth Technical Community College finally approved her visa. Then, Liz worried about the cost. Recently divorced, she was caring for her young daughter, Emily, on her own. “I checked out 50 possible scholarships and since I was not a citizen, only one applied to me. The Hispanic League Scholarship was the only one I could apply for,” remembered Liz. “When I learned that I was going to receive the scholarship, I was the happiest person ever. My first scholarship was sponsored by Hanesbrands and my second was sponsored by Forsyth Medical Center. These two scholarships took care of all of my monetary needs for the program,” said Liz. She graduated from Forsyth Tech’s Respiratory Therapy Program with a 3.8 GPA. “I could not have maintained myself and my daughter all on my own while going to college without the help of the Hispanic League.”

Liz worked in respiratory therapy at Forsyth Medical Center before she met her second husband, Mark, and they now have a son, Marcus. Two years ago, Liz and Mark opened Green Light Leasing and the business has been very successful. “Though I no longer work in respiratory therapy, an education is something that no one can ever take away from you. Since the business has been so successful, I knew I wanted to be able to help another student. It’s just right to give back when you can,” says Liz.

just changed my life. She gave me a year without financial worries.”

Liz sponsored her first Hispanic League Scholarship last year and met scholarship recipient, Sandra Castro Cortes, at Spanish Nite. “It was an emotional evening. I was so grateful to be able to help another student and Sandra was very appreciative,” shares Liz. “We are sponsoring another scholarship this year and hope to continue to help Sandra reach her goals.”

Sandra has two more semesters at Forsyth Tech before she hopes to transfer to University of North Carolina at Greensboro or Winston-Salem State University. Her dream is to earn a degree in Early Childhood Education. “I’ve been working with kids for years as a teacher’s assistant. There are not that many Hispanic teachers in town and I’ve noticed how much more involved parents are with their children’s education when they can talk to a teacher that speaks their same language,” says Sandra. Right now, Sandra is working with a non-profit tutoring program, “El Buen Pastor Latino Community Services,” where she has a classroom of preschool kids. “One day, I hope to be able to sponsor a scholarship. I want to help change the life of someone else,” shares Sandra.

Sandra Castro Cortes has a similar story. Sandra moved to the United States from Oaxaca, Mexico, when she was just 15 years old. “I just cried and cried when I found out that I got the Hispanic League Scholarship,” says Sandra. “I feel so blessed and thankful. Liz Romo Kelly

Since the program’s inception in 2000, the Hispanic League has awarded over 180 scholarships, totaling more than $335,000, to local, academically outstanding Hispanic students. The League will host its 14thAnnual Spanish Nite Scholarship Awards Gala on Saturday, April 20, 2013, at

the Embassy Suites Hotel, Grand Pavilion Ballroom on Cherry Street in downtown WinstonSalem at 6 p.m. Spanish Nite is a formal attire, bilingual celebration that includes student scholarship winner awards, the presentation of the Hispanic League’s Annual HanesBrands, Inc. Hispanic Leadership Award, a cocktail reception, dinner, dancing and a silent auction. Entertainment will be provided by Orquesta Gardel and DJ Edgar Menendez. Tickets may be purchased for $65 per ticket, $120 for two or $550 per table of 10, with proceeds benefiting the Hispanic League community outreach events and scholarships. For tickets or more information on Spanish Nite and the Hispanic League Scholarship Program, visit, e-mail or call 336-770-1228.

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ast fall on a calm, clear Thursday evening, I met friends at The Lil’ Briar Patch to hear some free music in a relaxing outdoor garden. If you haven’t tried that cute little venue, you really should drop by in the warm months and see what owner Robyn Nemeh has planned for the evening. Now Robyn is a people person with a capital “P” for sure, but the girl knows music, too, and has found some very unusual musicians to invite to her Thursday night gatherings. Owen Poteat is one such artist.

Owen is a real “one man band.” Literally. He also has a great tongue in cheek sense of humor that allows him to introduce the various members of the Owen Poteat Band. Now remember, he is only one person. He proceeds to introduce Owen and Owen, lead guitar and drums, Owen and Owen, the backup singers and harmonic player, and of course, there is Owen, the lead singer. A master storyteller and musically talented, Owen entertains with tales of the people in his life. Many of the stories are about beloved family members: his grandmothers, grandfather and father, and the people he has adopted along his journey. He plays in venues from the mountains and coasts of the Carolinas to the breezy Florida tourist towns. Owen and his wife are on a mission to bring awareness to the plight of the homeless in our beautiful country. He reminds us that we are all, really, just one major economic catastrophe away from being homeless. He laments that there are 750,000 children in our public school system who are living in such circumstances. Some of the homeless folks that have touched his life are immortalized in his songs, some are part of the stories he weaves into his act. One of my favorite songs, “Someday I’ll be the Man Again” is one such song. “Ducking Cops and Dodging Raindrops” is another song inspired by the homeless. His music is usually upbeat with a bluesy rhythm, but he has some lovely ballads in his repertoire as well. He does a great “cover” of Tumbleweed, a cool blues song by Coco Montoya. On You Tube, he has a great rendition of “Low Rider” by War in which he is accompanied by a passerby, a tourist in Myrtle Beach. He has several albums he sells on his website (, both he and the Lil’ Briar Patch are on Facebook, and you can find a number of his many videos on You Tube. So grab a chair and come out to the Lil’ Briar Patch on Thursday evening, April 11th or May 23rd to see Owen perform, and enjoy Robyn’s hospitality.

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avani Reyes was told she needed to be prepared to have a “very hard year.”

During her annual physical in June 2012, Reyes said her doctor was impressed with her health. She said he asked if she knew how to self-examine her breasts. While teaching her how to perform the exam, she said he found a lump. The lump was familiar – Reyes said she had found it two years earlier. But she said she didn’t think the lump had the same characteristics of a cancerous one. That same day, she had a mammogram. After the mammogram, she was told she needed an ultrasound. In a meeting with a surgeon, she was told her best option was a mastectomy. Reyes said the mastectomy was able to remove “everything” and she did not need chemotherapy or radiation. But before her successful surgery, she said survivors offered her support and reassurance. “The most discouraging thing is not knowing what is going to happen,” Reyes said. “So, when you see people who are able to get back to normal things, there is relief.” One woman who helped Reyes was 2012 Face of Forsyth County, Iris Santiago. Reyes said Santiago introduced her to a group of survivors who were able to answer her questions

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before her surgery. “I had a lot of questions,” Reyes said. “How does it look? How does it feel? What’s going to happen? They helped me to be ready.”

Her brother flew in from Mexico to help her through the recovery process. “Nobody could believe it because he’s a guy, but he cooked, he cleaned, he woke up two times in the middle of the night to give me my medicine,” Reyes said. “He was the best nurse ever.” Reyes said she hopes to use her role as the Face of Forsyth County to provide support for especially the Hispanic community. She said she is also involved in the group Latinas for the Cure. She said the Hispanic community is often unaware of free screening options and doesn’t know what to check for. “If something is different about your body, you should go check,” Reyes said. Many of Reyes’ friends got screened for breast cancer after hearing about her experience. “A lot of people were very curious. It’s because now cancer is something that’s happening to young people,” Reyes said. “I never thought it would happen to me because I was under 40.” Although Reyes faced uncertainty and fear, Reyes said didn’t want people to feel sorry for her. “We make things bigger than they really are,” Reyes said. “Yes I have cancer, but I’m still the same person.”

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Move It and Lose It

Spring Cleaning the Mind By Kelly Melang


pring is not only a great time to clear out the closets, but a great time to clear out the skeletons of your mind. Even if you are in middle of an exercise program, or thinking about starting one, attitude makes all the difference. “It’s funny that when I see people out and about, they are usually giving me excuses about what they ate that day, or what workout they skipped, or how they will get started. I always tell them that I am waiting. The whole point of the Want Different/Do Different Movement is the basic concept wanting change, and that starts with your mind,” says April Hartsook, Personal Trainer. How do you change your mind to “Want Different” and then “Do Different”? April has a few steps: Start by being honest with yourself. How did you get to this point in your life? Denial can eat away at the best plans. Look at the reasons why you’ve adopted bad habits in your life, then write out a plan to do different. Our group workouts don’t focus on just working out, but a workable plan of healthy lifestyle changes. How are your sleeping habits? One of the worst attitude killers is lack of rest. Lack of rest not only stresses your body, but it also dulls your mind. You would be amazed at the difference in your routine when making time for rest. A restful body brings the energy and with that energy, the attitude to do your best.

writing. If you need to change it, now you know what to change. Have an attitude of gratitude. It’s a simple saying, but a big part of Want Different/Do Different. Create your grateful list, and keep it with you at all times. When you feel that dark cloud looming, pull out that list and let yourself smile. Remember that you have a lot to be grateful for. Ask and you shall receive. One of the biggest obstacles to accepting change is to ask for help – dropping your pride and your ego and letting someone help you. Once you let go, you’ll be amazed how many people out there are willing to help you do different and reach your goals. If you are ready to Want Different….then Do Different! Take what is holding you back and let it go. Clean out your mind and let change sweep you into Wanting Different/Doing Different. Life is about living, so let’s get started.

Be clear. The best way to organize your thoughts is to write out a plan. Make specific goals and make them small steps so you can celebrate early victories. There’s nothing better to improve a bad day than celebrating an accomplishment. Look at the consequences of your prior choices. Ask yourself, “How have my past choices shaped my life? Do I like where I am now? What can I do different?” Don’t ruminate on the past – learn from those choices and use that knowledge to move in a positive direction. How are you looking at things? If you are feeling bored with your life or your workout schedule, stop and look at it from a different perspective. A great way to dissect and look at things is to write a journal. Write daily about your life and your feelings. You’ll find that a certain feeling or theme will start to emerge from your

Want Different?

Do Different!

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By Raven Dear Fans and Friends, The choosing of a name for a horse is not as straightforward as it seems. While the name is sometimes changed when ownership of the horse changes, some names stick with the horse for life – for better or for worse. When naming a horse, humans try to be so clever, often with disastrous results for the horse, who ends up the object of ridicule from other equines. Over the years I’ve known several calamitous christenings, including a solid brown mare named Spot who developed a fully justifiable paranoia syndrome because everyone stared at her, looking for the non-existent spot. Then there was the perfectly beautiful chestnut gelding named, inexplicably, Frankenstein. The poor fellow developed a stiff hock, too, so the mockery reached a fever pitch until he moved to a new home and got a new handle. There are good names, like Maverick, Dodger and Shadow, and bad names, like Hoofy, Short Stuff and Mr. Potatohead. Ideally, humans would choose a name that is not ridiculous, comical, hard to pronounce or silly sounding. But, as with most human endeavors, not a lot of planning or critical thought goes into the process. What usually occurs is that the humans stand around the horse and offer opinions and suggestions. This goes on for an interminable period of time, as they scratch their heads and hold their chins in their hands, lost in contemplative thought (which is a foreign territory for them, as far as I can tell). How about Chance? I like Storm! What about Tiki? He looks like a Jason to me. It’s best to indicate disapproval if a particularly bad name is tossed out. I turned my back on the humans and took a poop when Jason was offered up, thus establishing a negative association with that name. Horses have to be careful not to take this too far, though. One stallion I used to know became overwrought when it looked like “Rudolph” was winning favor, so he nipped the human closest to him with his teeth. After that, he got saddled with “Godzilla.” If the humans should happen to blindly stumble on a halfway decent moniker, it’s helpful to show approval by pricking the ears forward, whinnying, or whatever works. An old pal of mine scored the name Calypso by standing on

his hind legs and pirouetting, but that’s a little undignified for my taste. Again, when indicating endorsement of a name, horses must remember to use caution – never try to high-five humans with a front hoof. In my lamentable experience, it can lead to an emergency situation in which a vehicle with a loud screeching sound and flashing red lights roars onto the barn property – it’s very stressful and disrupts the barn routine. In my foalhood, my dear old dam called me Little Bit, but when I was first formally adopted by humans, I was named Magic – an obvious reference to my black coat color and my ability to slip gate locks like Houdini. My other names have included Ho-hum (possibly a reference to my laid back personality) and Oscar (possibly a reference to the grouchy parts of my laid back personality, but more probably a nod to my star-like Academy Award characteristics – I’ve mentioned I was asked to be an extra in the movie War Horse, haven’t I?). My current name, of course, is Raven, which is another reference to my black coat, as well as my Poe-like qualities. (I’ve always liked old Edgar Allan, despite his alleged unseemly death by rabies. We have a lot in common, both being tortured writing geniuses and all, and I’ve heard he was quite devoted to Granny Smith apples, too, which are also my favorites. One night after a grueling lesson with the apple lady, I actually neighed “Nevermore!” to her but, not having a literary bent, she failed to comprehend the tenor of the allusion, and showed back up the next day, lead rope in hand. Sigh.) No matter how good a name is, though, humans have no qualms about corrupting it. The apple lady has turned a perfectly acceptable name – Raven – into numerous inappropriate permutations: Ravenhood (I’ve never stolen from the rich to give to the poor), Ravenoli (I’m not a piece of pasta), Ravenanté (this would make her Don Quixote, and I doubt she meant that) and my least favorite, The Velveteen Raven (I am clearly not a stuffed animal). She’s also called me Pain-in-the-Neck, Dingbat, Pig Pen and Chicken, as well as Sweet Boy, Darling and Cutie-Pie (ack!). Of course, I don’t consider any of these deviant name forms to be true appellations, although I do respond to them if there is a food reward in it for me. You know, all this talk about names has gotten me wondering – do you think the apple lady has a real name, too? Naaah….probably not.

Love from the pasture, Look for me at the Hospice Hope Run/Walk on April 13th! I'll be with the Forsyth Magazines "Running for Ryan" Team. Hope to see you there!

*Raven is owned by Michelle Hargreaves at Hidden K Stables and leased by Kim Beane.

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CALENDAR of Upcoming Events APRIL 2013

APRIL 6 SPRING MARKET 9am-4pm, Davidson County Fairgrounds, 400 Greensboro Rd in Lexington. Children’s book author, Michele Manderine, will be signing copies of her book, "Tristan, The Maine Coon Cat." She will also be selling her cat and dog afghans and her photo greeting cards, featuring Remi, the Ragdoll. 778.1290 LEXINGTON WOMEN’S CLUB 3RD ANNUAL SPRING MARKET 9am-4pm, Davidson County Fairgrounds exhibit hall building. Artists, crafters, jewelry, food vendors and much more for a funfilled day! FREE. 249.3907


May 30th - June 2, 2013 Providence, NC Register at A Goodheart Women’s weekend is about beauty, adventure, and being captivated by God. Based on the book Captivating by John and Staci Eldredge, the weekend is filled with life Goodheart Women’s changing messages: • Your heartWeekend matters • Your desires, both as a young girl and a woman matter • Your heart and desires have been assaulted by the world and the enemy of God • God desires to rescue your heart and bring you the full life He has promised. Held at Park Springs Christian Camp, the weekend also includes: • Wonderful meals you do not have to prepare! • A climbing wall and zip line • Pool time • Target shooting • Dance • Massage • Acres of land to slip away and spend quiet time with your Father Come share an adventure with other Ladies and deepen your love with the One who created you. Allow Him to assure you, Accept his invitation: “Arise my darling, my beautiful one and come with me. ” Song of Songs 2:10

GIRLS' NIGHT OUT 5 pm…until! Bleu Restaurant & Bar, 3425 Frontis St. Grab a friend, neighbor, co-worker, mother, sister, SOMEBODY and have a much need Girls’ Night Out. Enjoy half price appetizers until 7pm as well as a $5 margarita special! Also, register for TONS of prizes and giveaways! Sponsored by Bleu Restaurant & Bar, Forsyth Woman and Forsyth Woman Engaged! See you there! FORSYTH PIECERS & QUILTERS GUILD MEETING 6:30-8:30pm, Parkway Presbyterian Church, 1000 Yorkshire Rd. Michele Scott will speak about "Quilt as Desired." This author will share helpful ideas on that process using machine quilting. $5 for visitors/free for guild members. 724.9509

APRIL 8-MAY 31 MILLER PARK SPRING SOCCER 4:30-6pm, Miller Park Soccer Field. Soccer for children ages 613. $30. 727.2831

APRIL 9-13 TANGLEWOOD ARBORETUM PLANT SALE 10am-2pm, Arboretum at Tanglewood Park, located behind the Manor House. FREE Tanglewood admission for the sale. 703.2850

APRIL 9 TRIED AND TRUE ANNUALS 11am-12pm, Arboretum at Tanglewood Park, located behind the Manor House. Sherry Sunday, Master Gardener Volunteer, will discuss growing annuals that have been successful in the gardens at Tanglewood. 703.2850

APRIL 10 WILD FLOWER WALK 11am-12pm, Entrance to the Arboretum at Tanglewood Park. Master Gardener Curators Anne Hester and Peg Simm will lead a tour of the wildflower garden and identify flowers blooming along the trails. 703.2850

APRIL 11 COOKING WITH HERBS 11am-12pm, Arboretum at Tanglewood Park, located behind the Manor House. Cynthia Bouldin, Master Gardener Volunteer, will discuss growing and harvesting herbs for cooking as well as how to cook with a selection of essential culinary herbs that can make your meals sizzle! 703.2850

APRIL 11TH KIDS’ MORNING OUT 10am-noon, Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem, 390 S. Liberty St. Grab a friend and the kids for a morning of fun! Come see all The Children’s Museum of WS has to offer with a variety of fun activities planned! And, as always, each adult receives four tickets for our fabulous prize board drawings! 723.9111


We only have room for 125 ladies so get your group together and register soon.

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ORGANICS IN THE LANDSCAPE 11am-12pm, Arboretum at Tanglewood Park, located behind the Manor House. Extension Agents, Craig Mauney and Mary Jac Brennan, will discuss using organics in the landscape. 703.2850 SALEM OUTREACH NETWORK ORPHAN CARE PORT-A-PIT BBQ FUNDRAISER 11am-6pm, Clemmons Civic Center, 2870 Middlebrook Dr in

Clemmons. This fundraiser will give six children loving, permanent homes. Purchase your tickets in advance for Port-APit BBQ. $8.50/plate. 287.4271 CHEERS! A TOAST TO CHILDREN’S HEALTH 6:30-9:30pm, Old Salem Visitor Center. Cheers! now in its 9th year, is a sell-out event where lovers of fine food and beverages gather to taste award-winning wines from vineyards near and far as well as sample local microbrews and signature dishes from the area's best restaurants and caterers. Proceeds benefit Brenner Children's Hospital. Registration required: $65/person.

APRIL 12-13 FRIEDBERG MORAVIAN SPRING CONSIGNMENT SALE 8:30-11:30am (12th); 8-10:45am (13th), Friedberg Moravian Church, 2178 Friedberg Church Rd. Spring and summer children's clothing, toys, books, shoes, baby equipment, maternity clothes and more!

APRIL 12-21 RIVERRUN FILM FESTIVAL The RiverRun International Film Festival is a non-profit cultural organization dedicated to the role of cinema as a conduit of powerful ideas and diverse viewpoints. Our mission is to foster a greater appreciation of cinema and a deeper understanding of the many people, cultures and perspectives of our world through regular interaction with great films and filmmakers. 724.1502

APRIL 13 HOSPICE HOPE RUN Deacon Tower at BB&T Field. Support Hospice & Palliative CareCenter by participating in this year’s 5K Walk/Run or 10K Run. Register online at or call 768.3972. WALK MS: MODERN AUTOMOTIVE ROCKINGHAM COUNTY WALK 8:30am-12pm, The Penn House in Reidsville. Walk is family friendly and includes a hot dog lunch and door prizes. Registration opens at 8:30am, and the walk starts at 10am. 299.4136 TRIAD DECORATIVE PAINTERS OF NORTH CAROLINA 9am-12pm, Kernersville Masonic Lodge, 701 Main St in Kernersville. We are a not-for-profit organization serving the triad area with art education for adults and children. We furnish painted memory boxes for Brenner's Children's Hospital. 706.680.5122 TOUR OF THE ARBORETUM AT TANGLEWOOD 11am-12pm, Arboretum at Tanglewood Park, located behind the Manor House. Craig Mauney, Arboretum Director, will lead a tour of the Arboretum. As you walk through the Arboretum Gardens you will discover interesting trees, shrubs and flowers that you may want to add to your existing landscape. 703.2850 “UNITED” SPRING FESTIVAL 12-6pm, Bolton Park. UNITED is a Christian multicultural festival that seeks to promote unity and harmony in the community. This will be a family event with live music, artist, games, food and local vendors. 995.1441 CAPTURING HOPES PHOTOGRAPHY MINI SESSION FUNDRAISER 3-6pm, Tobaccoville. Offers free photography for families of babies in the neo-natal intensive care unit (NICU). Email to book your mini-session. Donations accepted. 710.7026

APRIL 13TH & 27TH TOUR DE FOOD 1:30-5pm, downtown Winston-Salem. You will learn about the Moravians and RJR Empire as you stop at six locally owned establishments. Come taste all the finest foods in town at these wonderful establishments. $45/person. 406.6294

APRIL 14 OPEN HOUSE AT YMCA CAMP HANES 1-3pm, YMCA Camp Hanes. Join the staff at YMCA Camp Hanes for tours and information about the opportunities for your camper this summer. 983.3131 FORSYTH WOMAN’S FITNESS HOP 2-5pm, locations vary. Is getting fit part of your New Years’ resolution? Participating businesses will welcome all Forsyth Woman readers interested in making 2013 the year to get healthy! No registration required. See ad/editorial on pg #104 in this issue for participating locations.

FREE YOGA CLASS 3:30-4:30pm, Sunrise Yoga Studio in Clemmons. A perfect opportunity for those who are brand new to yoga to find out what yoga is all about! No pre-registration necessary. We encourage participants to bring non-perishable food items donation for the Clemmons Food Pantry. 778.1233

APRIL 18 EXCHANGE/SCAN SPRING GALA 6-9pm, WinMock Event Center at Kinderton. Cocktail hour, fine dining by Holly Tate, The Authoring Action Assegai Ensemble, silent and live auctions and recognition of community heroes. Proceeds go to Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN). $60/person.

APRIL 18-20 JUNIOR LEAGUE OF W-S PRESENTS THE 59TH ANNUAL RUMMAGE SALE Times vary. LJVM Coliseum Annex and Education Building. Approximately 62,000 square feet of space that houses more than 15 departments including clothing, books, antiques and more! Proceeds from the sale allow the Junior League to improve the community through various charitable programs including Kids in the Kitchen and Girls on the Run.

APRIL 20 WALK MS: MODERN AUTOMOTIVE TRIAD WALK 8am-12pm, Fourth of July Park in Kernersville. Walk MS speeds new treatments for people with MS, ensures financial support for people dealing with the havoc MS causes and supports local programs. No registration fee. or 299.4136 ARTISANS CRAFT SHOW 10am-3pm, 6301 Shallowford Road. Children’s book author, Michele Manderine, will be signing her book, "Tristan, The Maine Coon Cat.” She will also be selling her cat and dog afghans and her photo greeting cards featuring Remi, the Ragdoll. 778.1290 BOWLING FOR THE STARS BOWL-A-THON 12-8:30pm, AMF Major League Lanes, 811 Jonestown Rd. Join Mayor Allen Joines in supporting children, families and child care programs in the nine counties served by the Work Family Resource Center of W-S. or 761.5100

APRIL 22 HOW TO BE A FINANCIAL ROLE MODEL 6-8pm, Forsyth County Public Library. Parents, learn how to build a solid financial foundation, the power of saving and setting goals for yourself and your family. Sponsored by Principal Financial Group. 703.3020

APRIL 23 PROTECT YOUR FAMILY: SPECIAL NEEDS FINANCIAL PLANNING 6-8pm, Forsyth County Public Library. Learn how to set up financial plans to ensure your wishes for your special need dependants are met. Sponsored by Principal Financial Group. 703.3020

APRIL 24 ANNUAL EMPTY BOWLS 11am-2pm, The Millennium Center. A fundraiser for the Second Harvest Food Bank presented by Texas Pete® Sauces features a delightful soup lunch donated by the area's top restaurants, a fabulous selection of handcrafted and painted pottery bowls donated by area artists and a top notch auction. $25/advance; $30/door. 784.5770

APRIL 27 JOGGIN’ FOR JUGS 8-11am, Charles Mack Citizen Center in Mooresville. Cancer run...5K walk, jog or run, benefitting the Sharon White Foundation and The American Cancer Society. Top three male and female runners will receive trophies and gifts. Anyone registered for the event will be entered for door prize drawings. Registration begins at 7am. Cost: $25/entry. FIT FAMILY 5K 8-11am, William G. White, Jr. Family YMCA. For runners and walkers of all levels and ages. Proceeds benefit Girls on the Run and Forsyth Medical Center Foundation. Cost varies. Register online at “WHAT A GIRL WANTS” FUNDRAISING EVENT 10am-2pm, The Living Well - Rural Hall Center for Lifelong Learning, 7105 Broad St. Just in time for Mother's Day, shop till

you drop! Full day of fun for women of all ages with more than 20 vendors, a silent auction and refreshments. 377.2195 WRAPPED UP IN RIBBONS GALA BENEFITTING CANCER SERVICES 7-11pm, Forsyth Country Club, 3101 Country Club Rd. Join us for a fabulous evening with a silent and live auction, hors d'oeuvres and beverages, complimentary beer and wine, cash bar, cocktail attire, DJ and dancing and valet parking. 100% of proceeds remain in our community to serve cancer survivors and their families. For ticket information visit

Dinner & Drinks Mon – Sat 5pm

NOW THROUGH APRIL 10 KEVA ONLINE CONTEST KICK-OFF SciWorks. Build you coolest Keva structure, snap a picture and post it on SciWorks' Facebook page by April 10th. Staff will pick the top five finalists for online voting, and the grand prize is a FREE birthday party at SciWorks! 714.7133.

NOW THROUGH MAY 19 EXHIBIT: THIS BEAUTIFUL WORLD 10am-4:30pm, Museum of Anthropology, Wake Forest University. This touring exhibit features the work of photographer and world traveler Robert Radin. It contains images of the people and landscapes of six continents, a presentation of Radin’s life work selected from more than 6,000 photos. 758.5282.

THROUGH JUNE 9 5TH ANNUAL PRETZEL COASTER BUILD-OFF CONTEST 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. or 410.234.2392

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.

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Friday, April 5th / doors open 6:30p Contact: Jessica Marie Barney 336.354.2749

West Forsyth High School Grid Iron Club Reverse Raffle • Friday, April 26th Contact: Valerie Jackson 726.8802

Winston–Salem Preparatory Academy Prom Saturday / April 27th

No Limits II Dance May 3rd • contact: Gina Miller 336.837.6836

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. 760.0030

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.


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Kelly Melang always gets the last word with the Women of Winston! When it comes to making a difference, Michelle Leonard of Bethania knows how to blaze her own trails. As one of the founding members of the Blue Ridge Land Conservancy, Michelle is working hard on preserving tracts of land for future generations. When she moved to Bethania, she helped create walking trails that over 15,000 visitors enjoy around the small town, and recently ran for and won the office of Mayor Pro Tem for Bethania. We caught up with Michelle in her office in Bethania Mills. 1. How did you get involved with Blue Ridge Conservancy? And how did you become Pro-tem Mayor of Bethania? I am originally from Morganton, NC, so the mountains have always been in my blood. I started with Piedmont Land Conservancy in Boone, which later merged with Blue Ridge Land Conservancy. Working with Blue Ridge Land Conservancy, I met and married my husband, Mike, from Bethania. When I moved to Bethania, one of the first things Mike and I did was to take out my surveying gear and create the first trail of the town, Bethania Bottoms. The position of Pro-Tem Mayor opened up, the five commissioners suggested the position to me, and here I am. 2. What advice would you give to younger women about getting involved in their community? My biggest advice is to go for it. If you wait around for permission or policy change, you’ll grow old. So much is needed in every community, they just need someone to go out there and help people. You’d be surprised at how many rally once someone gets started. Don’t wait to make a difference – you’re never too young. 3. What is your greatest obstacle working in the public sector as a woman? One of the obstacles in serving is helping others see from all perspectives. We each have our own thought process and don’t allow differing views. Helping people see all the different perspectives to a problem builds a better solution. 4. What sets you apart from other women? I’ve never let anything hold me back. Too many people allow lack of education to hinder their dreams. I always say, if I don’t know how to do it, then I’ll learn, and if I can’t learn then I always know, or will find, someone to help.

5. Where do you see women in five years? I see more women in government. With women, you’ll get more of a consensus so the future I see is positive. 6. If you could nominate a local woman for President, who would it be? I would nominate a single mother trying to raise a family. What better way to create and stick to a budget, to get things done with less, and to have the determination to make a better life for your children? 7. How would you define your legacy? I have so many things I want to do with my life that it’s hard to think of a legacy. If there is one thing I want my daughter to remember about me it’s that I was compassionate, I gave to people and helped whoever I could, no matter what the circumstances. 8. What is your guilty pleasure? We don’t have a computer or TV in our home so my guilty pleasure is, I’m embarrassed to say, US Magazine! I don’t even know half of the celebrities I’m reading about but I guess it’s a nice diversion to look at the pictures and read about their lives. Now add some chocolate with it, and you’ve got a deal!


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H Halo Salon & Spa ............................59 Handpicked Consignment................65 Hauser Rental................................103 Hawthorne Eye Associates................9 Heavenly Cheesecakes by Becky ..120 Hip Chics...........................................5 Hospice & Palliative Care Center....131 House Matters..........................79,121 House Matters Lawncare...............101

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J Jazzercise......................................101 Jeffrey Adams on Fourth..........95,120 June DeLugas..................................31

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April Hartsook Personal Trainer .....119 Avada Hearing Care Center..............81 Dalton’s Crossing ............................57 David Lance Salon...........................57 Barnhill’s .......................................107 Dawson Tree Service.....................120 Becky Davis ..................................107 Derby Day at Cellar 4201 ................90 Bella Upstyles..................................85 Diet Center.......................................85 Bermuda Run Country Club...........111 Duke Eye Center..............................25


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F Fabian’s Restaurant .......................121 Fitness Hop ...................................105 FMC Imaging ...................................11 Forsyth Plastic Surgery....................40 Fraleigh’s.........................................93 Fresh Air Carpet Care ....................120

Kingery & Kingery ...........................65 Komen...........................................117 Kraze, The .......................................85

L Laster’s Fine Art..............................97 Launch Media & Marketing............130 Lewisville Laser ...............................11 Lil’ briar Patch ...............................111 Lyndhurst OBGYN............................71

M Mainstream Boutique.......................23 Mary Kay.......................................120 Masterpiece Makers ......................113 McIntosh .........................................99 Meadowbrook House ......................75 Merhoff & Associates......................10 MetLife ............................................25 Minglewood.....................................65 Miracle Method of the Triad .............79 Monkee’s.........................................51 Moonlight Designs...........................83 Moore Self Storage........................109 Mosquito Squad ..............................39

N Nationwide Insurance ......................21 New Town Bistro .............................85 Note Worthy ....................................97 Novartis...........................................14 Nu Expressions................................67

P Pam Boyle & Associates .................69 PF Plumbing ....................................47 Pine Brook Country Club ...............123 Premier Fertility Center ....................27 Prints Charming Photo Booth ..........99

Professional Carpet Systems...........53

R Race the Bar......................................2 Redesigns by Ava............................49 Renew Boutique ..............................98 River Ridge Tap House ....................15 River Run International Film Festival 77 Ruff Housing ...................................63

S Salem Academy ..............................25 Salem Funeral Home .......................32 Salem Gymnastics ..........................57 Salem Smiles ..................................57 Salemtowne Retirement Center........77 Sander Smith...................................29 Sass Consignment ..........................59 Sewingly Yours................................45 Sharon Reid, DDS, PA .....................17 Shear Pawsitivity ...........................107 Silpada ..........................................121 Simply Southern Cuisine .................93 Singing Bird Salon .........................120 Siss-A-Friss...................................107 Spivey’s Anytime Notary Service...120 Starboard Accounting......................97 Summit Eye Care.............................16 Sunrise UMC .................................111 Superieur Photographics .................40

T Thruway Center...............................29 TJ’s Body Shop.............................113 Today & Tomorrow Interiors ............37 Todd’s Easy Moves .........................91 Treasure’s Consignment................107 Treasures Décor ..............................21 Triad OBGYN....................................49 Tricia’s Catering...............................81 Twin City Stage................................62

V Vienna Village ..................................73 Village Inn Event Center .................125

W Wayne Collins Electric .....................93 WFBH-Cosmetic Surgery.................15 Which Wich.....................................79 Winston-Salem Dash.......................38 WomanCare.....................................13 Women’s Showcase .....................129 Women’s Wellness & Fitness ........103 Wright Chiropractic........................101

Y Yours Truly ....................................107 YWCA..............................................75 April 2013

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SPRING Saturday, May 11th!

Consignment Shop Stops will include: Hop2nd Dibs • Accent Prone • eClection • Etc

Handpicked Consignment • Invio • Sass Consignment Boutique Siss-a-Friss • Treasure Decor • Treasures Consignment Yours Truly 2 Bus Loads of Women +10 Shopping Destinations = A Day Full of Fun ! Reserve your spot today...only 100 seats! Mail a check for $25 with your name, phone and email to: Forsyth Magazines • 6255 TownCenter Drive • Clemmons, NC 27012. You may also register by phone by calling Denise at 413.7610. Payments must be received by May 7th. Stay up to date on Consignment Shop News by liking us on Facebook!! & Have questions?

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