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Cheap Dates? Find a Fun One! Children of Vietnam Celebrates 15 Years eClection A Kernersville Treasure for All the Senses!

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Bring the Outside In! Happy 100th Birthday Winston-Salem! Montessori School Trip a.l.o.e. for Healing Retail & Relaxation Therapy!

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Consignment Shop Fun Salem’s Totally Kids Summer Camps Studio Somerville Beyond the Limits No Limits II Settles in New Location

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WARNING: We have officially entered the CRAZY months! Spring and summer are full of days that are, in a word… FULL! There is barely a free hour on some days, much less a whole free weekend! I LOVE being busy, though (which is a good thing since my life stays in a chronic state of super, super crazy busy!). However, in May, I had a wonderfully relaxing anniversary and Mother’s Day weekend! Mother’s Day was especially nice, with just me and my family, spending time together. I wouldn’t trade those days for anything; I don’t have many of them! However, as relaxing as Mother’s Day weekend was, that Saturday was BUSY! In addition to being my 29th wedding anniversary, it was the Spring 2013 Consignment Shop Hop! We always advertise the Consignment Shop Hop as a “Shop ‘Til You Drop” event and first time shoppers learn very quickly that we aren’t kidding! After 10 stops and 12 stores, we definitely dropped after we shopped! But what a great day! We stayed on schedule, ate some amazing sandwiches from our friends at Which Wich Superior Sandwiches, got a sugar fix from cupcakes provided by Christina’s Dessertery, gave away some amazing prizes, and found some fantastic bargains (it’s always nice to do that!). We visited with old friends, made lots of new ones, and as usual, our Project Manager has immediately started planning the November Consignment Shop Hop! So, for those of you who plan ahead, online registration is already available! Up next – our Forsyth Woman’s Showcase: A Celebration of Things Women Love will be in Old Salem on June 2nd! We’re giving away tote bags to the first 200 women and have over 40 vendors lined up, all of whom offer products and services that women love! We are excited about this event and look forward to seeing some familiar faces, as well as lots of new ones! Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there! A special Happy Father’s Day to my own father, Kelly Groce, who is the greatest dad and my #1 distributor! I definitely couldn’t do this without him! I also want to recognize my husband Tim, an amazing dad to our now grown children, and my step-dad, Charlie! I am blessed beyond measure to have three wonderful men in my life that I can depend on! Happy first Father’s Day, too, to our AMAZING graphic artist, Aron. Aron and his wife Amy welcomed their firstborn on May 11th. Elijah arrived just in time for a first Mother’s Day for new-mom Amy, and we’re so excited for this wonderful couple! As always, thank you for reading Forsyth Woman! We appreciate each and every one of you and are grateful for the wonderful feedback we hear every day! Please be sure to tell our advertisers that you saw their ads in our magazines. This free resource is a direct result of their advertising support. We appreciate you letting them know their advertising dollars are well spent! Looking forward to seeing you soon…whether at the June 2nd Showcase or GNO on Monday June 10th at Fratelli’s Italian Steakhouse on Reynolda Road! Have a great June, everyone!

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he term “Cup of Joe” comes from 1914 when Josephus Daniels banned all alcoholic beverages on ships, so midshipmen had to resort to the next strongest thing - coffee! They then called their coffee a Cup of Joe, short for Josephus, and it has stuck every since. A Cup of Joe, according to Snopes, also comes from “Joe” meaning any man, or your “Average Joe,” being any person. Either way, we all know how much a cup of coffee can brighten our morning, put a spring in our step midday or cap off a nice meal. A Cup of Joe has recently taken on a new meaning, not just as an online charity for our troops, but a charity right at home for your average Joe. There is an ongoing social movement called Suspended Coffee – a simple yet effective way to give back to your local community. The idea now has a Facebook Fan Page of over 80,000 followers. With a simple Italian goodwill tradition, patrons purchase pre-paid coffees at local cafes that are then provided to those who would like a cup of coffee, but cannot afford it. Thinking of a pick me up during the day? It is easy to brighten not just yours, but someone else’s day, as well. Buy three cups of coffee, and walk out the door with one. The coffee shop will then hold the two extra cups in suspension until someone comes in wanting a hot cup of coffee but cannot afford it. Your suspended coffee is used for them. Other coffee shops have created “Suspended Coffee” cards that are tacked to a bulletin board, or taped on a front window where the needy can then take the card and bring it inside the cafe for a free cup of coffee. This is a great way to pay it forward, and help those that may need that extra boost to make their day. Want to go further with your cup of coffee? The website is home of Cup of Joe for a Joe. This is a way to honor our troops with a great cup of coffee as a thank you. It is a simple process, with an online donation; you can send one cup or pots of coffee to our troops overseas with a thank you note for their service. What a great way to thank hard work, when some of our troops are in a different environment, and something as simple as a hot cup of good coffee can make their day. Whether you decide to keep it local, or want to send your thank you overseas, there’s so much a hot cup of coffee can do. Some can sit with friends and catch up, others can use it to warm up on a cold morning in the desert, or someone can simply smile because someone took a moment to pay it forward with a simple act. Enjoy your beans and let’s spread the word about making a difference with a cup of Joe!


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By Janel Jernigan oo much silence is never a good thing, especially when you have a four-year-old-in the house.

me you will always keep that fiery spirit.” A thoughtful pause.

“Oliver, what are you doing?”

“But I don’t want a fireman to spray me with water, Mommy!”

No answer. Then comes the sound of a few doors opening, something bumping against the wall, a few hurried footsteps and the proud exclamation: “I carried my step stool all the way from my bathroom, Mommy!”

Adults, unfortunately, lose a bit of that imaginative interpretation of sentiments, but we also learn ways to process information and protect our minds when we hear statements like: “You have cancer.”

In this moment, I could have been frustrated and gotten upset that my son hadn’t listened to me when I asked him to wash his hands in his bathroom before coming to keep me company while I scurried to get ready, as I was running late to get out of the house. However, I just paused and took in the moment. I chose to recognize and praise his determined nature.

There was a LOT of imagination when I heard that sentence a year ago, and even more a few weeks ago, when I heard, “Your cancer is spreading.” I imagined a spectrum of scenarios – some really, really bad and some that bordered on denial.

“Oliver Miles, you are just like your mommy – you don’t take no for an answer. Promise

In April 2012, I made a phone call to my dermatologist complaining that my face was breaking out like I was 16 again. Luckily, she had a cancellation a few weeks later and I was sitting on the exam table, blissfully unaware of how my life was about to change. She suggested that I let her do a full skin exam, since it had been almost two years since my previous one. The last place she checked was my upper back, where she measured and noted that a flesh colored mole had grown and changed shape. It was removed that day and sent off to be biopsied, just like a handful of other moles I have had removed since I was 18. I’ve had a few come back with the basal cell designation, so I at least mentally prepared myself for a lecture about wearing more sunscreen when the nurse would call me a few days later with the results.


MelaNOmore: Protecting the Skin You’re In

It was a Friday morning, and I was driving to work when my phone rang and it was not the nurse, but my dermatologist. I knew immediately that, with her on the other end of the phone, whatever it was she was about to tell me was not good. The spot that she had removed on my back was melanoma, and I needed to come back in for an excision surgery as soon as possible. We scheduled it for Monday, and I hung up the phone, sat in a parking lot and cried. The next 72 hours were hell. After telling my husband and family, all we could do was wait and speculate how much further the melanoma had spread and how sick I actually was. My imagination was running at full speed ahead to the worst-case scenario, and I went into survival mode. I wanted to renew my wedding vows, I wanted to visit Mt. Saint Helen’s (which erupted on my birthday in 1980), I wanted to win the lottery, I wanted to see my son get married. These thoughts, along with many others, kept me in turmoil all weekend. On May 7, 2012, I had a larger margin of skin taken out around the mole that was removed during the original biopsy and ended up with a sizeable scar and more waiting. I still couldn’t believe that I was now a part of a growing statistic. "One in five Americans will be diagnosed with skin cancer in their lifetime, so we need to do all we can to educate the public about prevention and treatment", said Dr. Christine Yuengel, founder of Winston Salem Dermatology and Surgery Center. My battle is, unfortunately, not over. After another surgery in May 2013, I will begin a clinical trial of medicine to battle the remaining cancer cells and kick this thing for good. As you get ready to spend many enjoyable days outdoors this summer, please remember to wear sunscreen and keep your loved ones covered, too! For more resources please visit: This is Part 1 of a two-part summer series on skin protection. Look for the next piece in our July issue!

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Wednesday, June 5, 5:30 to 6:30 pm

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Join a registered dietitian from Brenner Children’s Hospital to learn the basics of what and when to eat throughout the day to keep you and your family satisfied.

My Kids Are Driving Me Crazy! Tuesday, June 18, 6 to 7:15 pm Topic: Family meetings Tuesday, July 16, 6 to 7:15 pm Topic: Mistakes are important

Do you wander around the supermarket wondering what is best for your family? Join Brenner Children’s Hospital dietitians for a personalized grocery store tour. Learn how to compare nutrition labels, watch for advertising tricks and discover cost-saving measures. Day care not available.

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Discover how to replace punishment with respectful and effective tools to help bring WFBH-Brenner To learn more about Brenner FIT, visit more joy into parenting. Each month, a different Children’s Hospital parenting topic is discussed. Classes are Positive Discipline-based and taught by certified Positive Discipline parent educators from Brenner Children’s Hospital’s Brenner FIT program.

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FLAG FASHION Submitted by Mainstream Boutique

There is something about summertime that seems to bring out a patriotic spirit. Of course, the 4th of July is partially responsible for this, but there is something about the entire summer season that makes us feel extra connected with our great nation. Maybe it’s the backyard gatherings, the smell of burgers on the grill, or the sweet sound of Bruce Springsteen emanating from the speakers. Whatever it is that is responsible for this phenomenon, one thing is for sure: we should embrace it! And the best way to do this, you ask? FLAG FASHION! We are so excited about the American flag fashion trend that is hot for summer. Our beloved stars and stripes are appearing on everything this season: swimwear, flip-flops, scarves, purses, pants, dresses, tops… you name it! Designers are coming up with amazingly creative ways to show off the flag, allowing for a surprising amount of versatility within this trend. We are seeing hand-printed articles of clothing that are practically works of art, vintageinspired prints, and bright and bold pieces for those of you who are a little more adventurous with your fashion sense. That is one of the greatest things about this trend… its universality! There is plenty of room to express your individual style within this look. For those of you with a less adventurous sense of style, a simple flag tee or a scarf might be a good option. For others, a complete head-to-toe flag ensemble will make you the ultimate summer fashionista. Whether you are four or ninety-four, stars and stripes are guaranteed to be a welcome addition to your summer wardrobe! Mainstream Boutique is the perfect place to find your summer stars and stripes staples. We can help you pick the perfect items to fit your personal style. Open Monday-Saturday from 10am6pm and Sunday from 1pm-5pm, you can shop with us any day of the week. Embrace the patriotic spirit of summer and incorporate flag fashion into your closet! It’s time to rock this trend, ladies!


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place you would have migraines are in the head? Believe it or not, the eyes CAN have a migraine. These migraines, commonly called ocular migraines, cause certain classic signs and symptoms. Migraines in the eye do not typically cause a headache, however, some have said they get “auras” prior to getting a classic migraine headache. People with these types of migraines have a host of visual symptoms. You can have a small blind spot that enlarges in your central vision. You may also have a bright flashing or flickering of lights that surrounds the blind spot. The blind spot can also move in your field of vision. This all occurs typically without a headache!

Eye Migraines By Vic Khemsara, MD This whole episode may last a few minutes up to thirty minutes or longer. Migraines most commonly affect adults in their 30s and 40s, and they commonly start at puberty. Women are three times more likely than men to experience both classic and ocular migraines. Seventy percent of migraine sufferers have a family history of the disease. The trigger which activates the migraine occurs deep in the brain and the brain then releases inflammatory substances around the nerves and blood vessels of the head and brain. It is still, however, unknown why this occurs. Common triggers can include certain foods, such as aged cheeses, caffeinated drinks, red wine, smoked meats, and chocolate. Other triggers include perfume, lack of sleep, stress, glaring or flickering lights, and cigarette smoke.

Since ocular migraines are harmless, there is no treatment for them. If this occurs while you are driving or performing certain tasks, it’s a good idea to stop the activity and relax until your vision

returns to normal(which it will). Make sure you have a comprehensive general exam and an eye exam to rule out any sight threatening conditions. If you experience classic migraines or any headaches that last more than 24 hours and occur more than twice a month, you may need to discuss treatment options with your healthcare provider. Keep a journal of your diet and activities prior to your episodes to see if you can identify, and hopefully avoid, your triggers. If this appears to be stress related, find a way to reduce your stress by getting plenty of sleep, exercising, and performing yoga or message. If you are experiencing flickering, flashing or shimmering “heat waves” in your vision, it is important to have your eyes checked. While ocular migraines are not serious, it is necessary to rule out other ocular changes which can also cause some of these symptoms. Please feel free to contact my office if you experience changes in your vision which concern you. We will be happy to provide you with a thorough evaluation and help alleviate the stress of the unknown ocular changes.

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Inspiring Shopping By Carolyn S. Peterson


hey say, ‘Necessity is the mother of invention,’ so when Chris Hambrick was downsized this past September from her job as VP of Business Development for the SE Region of a home nursing company, she took a leap of faith and opened Penny Lane Boutique in Clemmons, NC. For this wife and mother of 11 year old daughter Lane, this change could’ve been a negative in her life, but it really came at a great time.

“I had traveled weekly for the past five years and knew with my daughter getting older that I didn’t want to continue to travel in a new job. The idea of Penny Lane Boutique grew from the shops I visited in the area that had a vintage feel and I felt that with the population in Clemmons, Advance and Lewisville, a shop such as Penny Lane Boutique would be supported,” Chris said. But Chris is much more than the ‘business’ side of Penny Lane; she is also the inspiring artist, creating new from old and sharing her crafty knowledge with her customers. “Penny Lane is all about doing what I love and loving what I do. I have always had a good eye for lost treasures that have a story or a past. I like how you can take a piece of furniture, accessory or even a toolbox used in a workshop and make it into a one of a kind piece that no one else has. To go a step further, I wanted to have a draw for folks to be inspired and use their own talents. I want to share my passion for renewing and reinventing and allow others to do the same and use their creativity. What better way to do this than to offer classes and teach others a craft? There is a sense of pride that comes with creating and to be able to share that is rewarding to me,” commented Chris. So as a customer, what can you expect from Penny Lane Boutique? A Boutique Like None Other “We are a vintage boutique that has both retail gift items for ‘tweens and adult women. Everything from home décor, vintage accessories and beautiful painted furniture that really adds life to any space is in the store. We ‘upcycle’ furniture, taking a piece that originally had one purpose, and with a few changes and paint, you have something that is literally one of a kind. The great thing is that we also teach our clientele how to do these finishes and utilize the paint themselves. Custom pieces are also a specialty and adding color or a finish to a currently owned item is also offered,” Chris stated.

“I love the fact that a customer gets as excited about something they find in the store as I did when I found the piece originally. I believe connecting with people and building relationships is what sets Penny Lane Boutique apart. I want to be a positive impact for women and their daughters. As a small business, having the support of the community is very important and I appreciate the great welcome we have gotten,” said Chris. The impact that Chris is having on others is also part of being a mom to her daughter. “I have worked and traveled for my job since my daughter was 4 years old. I used to get a negative response from women, questioning how I could leave my daughter to do what I do. The fact is that having a mom who works outside of the home is what Lane, my daughter, has always known. I believe that fathers play a big role as supporters and nurturers in a family and that is rarely acknowledged. Lane

knew from an early age that her mom is a strong person with a great work ethic and is able to have a positive effect on others. For us as a family, the boundaries between work and home are not so defined. We as a family just do things together; whatever needs to be done, we do,” Chris commented. So with the encouragement and support of her husband, and with her friend Paige Moerman by her side, Chris opens the doors to Penny Lane Boutique each day with one thing in mind. “I want people to visit Penny Lane Boutique and leave inspired and excited to make a change in their home or try something different. Our customers are very important to us; like our items in the store, they are truly one of a kind,” stated Chris. Penny Lane Boutique is located at 3560 Clemmons Rd., Suite C, Clemmons, NC. Hours of operation: Tuesday – Saturday 10 am-6 pm. For more information, call 336-769-8551.

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eed catalogs that arrive in the middle of winter tend to be my weakness. I can sit for hours perusing through the pages, deliberating over the wonderful options for the spring planting. There is anticipation for warmer days and a change of diet that emphasizes salads, fruits, and vegetables. The early mornings become a moment of tranquility and witnessing the new growth as I water. I am one of millions across the nation who have a passion for the harvest. In recent years, I have discovered many first-timers who want to join the cause of growing their own food due to an increase in grocery prices. Thousands have invested in Food Savers, purchased canning supplies, and created room for pantries and root cellars. Anyone can become a gardener with a bit of patience and time. Those who live in an apartment complex or townhouse can easily participate. The requirements are fivehours of direct sunlight and well-drained containers. Homeowners with sunlit areas in their yard have a broader option and can choose between a traditional garden and a newer approach, the raised bed. A wider world will open up to those who invest time in composting. From potato peels to lawn clippings, the output of trash will decrease while improving the soil’s nutrients. Each effort that is adopted by the household will be largely beneficial and worth the lifestyle change. Due to the poor soil conditions, I decided to invest in raised beds. While the materials of non-treated lumber can be quite costly, the positives outweigh the negatives. The shape can be to the owner’s specification. I have smaller beds for vegetables that can be contained in cages, lines, or trellises, and a larger bed for those plants that occupy more space, such as watermelon, cucumbers, and squash. Since the bed is protected against heavy pressure, the soil maintains aeration. Anyone who dislikes weeding would love the small size of a contained garden. While mulching suppresses weeds, the answer is spending ten-minutes a day using a gardening tool. Crowded vegetables like carrots and onions will exceed your expectations if nutrients feed only the plants. To save space, invest or create trellises and cages. By hanging cucumber vines on an A-framed trellis, the vegetable has a

chance to turn completely green. Using other creative implements, such as a taut line for peas, will make room for other viable additions such as marigolds. Eager gardeners can begin planting cold-tolerant crops like lettuce, carrots, peas, and beans early in the growing season. Be knowledgeable in your decision to plant outside of North Carolina’s hardiness zone-seven, a tool that measures the extreme levels a plant can withstand. If a frost comes unexpectedly, expect to lose not just weeks but the investment of having to replant. By following guidelines, a raised bed can extend a gardener’s growing season. The brick, stone or wooden walls consume heat, which promotes a stabilization of faster growth in each plant.

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Serious gardeners can construct an inexpensive outdoor table, supplied with a small cutting board, knife, and colander. Once the bounty is collected, the table can be used to eliminate the excess waste and prevent bugs from entering the home. By having a composter nearby, the waste results in a rich, black beautiful soil referred to as “gardeners’ gold.” Tilled into the soil, the rich humus adds nutrients to increase the health of plants and helps retain moisture in the soil. Composting helps the environment by eliminating thirty-percent of our household trash, comprised of compostable materials, to our landfills. With a bit of education, families can adopt the lifestyle changes necessary to compost. The need is equally as important as recycling. Many chefs on television have adopted the use of a scrap bowl when cooking. Consider keeping a plastic container with a lid in your kitchen to collect such waste products like potato and banana peels, celery stalks, coffee grounds, and crushed eggshells. Composting is about maintaining a percentage of materials for the decomposition of waste. Adding an equal distribution of shredded paper and lawn trimmings will also help reduce trash amounts. Buying a tumbler is not necessary; however, it is one of the easier methods available. The options for buying or building are unlimited. Since spring has arrived, the timing is right to implement a “greener” change to your life.

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limited range of motion in my leg. Over the years, I’ve worked with personal trainers off and on. After meeting Amy and getting some experience with Pilates herself, Denise continued to push me to give it a try. Finally, she just took it upon herself to schedule a private training session for me with Amy.

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few months ago, I knew virtually nothing about Pilates. I knew it was some kind of exercise program, but nothing more. There are fascinating facts associated with Pilates which appeal to my love of history. This method, named after founder Joseph Pilates, a gymnast, has been around since the 1920s. One of the original uses of Pilates was as a rehabilitation method for prisoners of war. Pilates is widely used by dancers and other athletes.

As Amy Dixon, owner of Inner Strength Pilates, stated, “If you can breathe, you can do Pilates.” Well, that’s me – so here’s my story. My daughter, Denise, had been encouraging me to look into Pilates for several months. In 1994, I fell, shattering my leg from knee to ankle, and spent several years in rehab, ultimately learning to walk again. So, any form of exercise has some challenge since I have

Amy’s background is ideally suited for the Pilates experience. She spent a number of years in the medical field so she knows how the body works and how muscles interact. She is a certified personal trainer with nineteen years of experience. She’s worked in and owned other Pilates studios for ten-plus years. She founded Inner Strength Pilates over a year ago. Clearly, Amy loves what she does. That love is reflected in the design and feel of her studio. Her staff is comprised of fifteen professionals: two yoga trainers, four massage therapists, and nine Pilates instructors. Their specialties include barre and yoga classes, Egoscue Method Therapy, massage therapy and, of course, Pilates (including postrehabilitation Pilates). They offer classes, as well as private sessions. Amy took me through a workout and gave me information on how she felt Pilates could benefit me. This was a new experience, with so much focus on breathing and very concentrated movements. She did a thorough assessment and recommended private sessions so that I could get the focus I needed due to the old injury. Amy selected my trainer, Grace Parra, and we have been working every week. I’m hooked – Denise was right and my family physician encourages me to continue working out. My core strength is improving and, as I told Grace recently, I feel the benefits from one workout to the next. I’m feeling great and actually look forward to my workouts. Andy Fenn is another of Amy’s clients. Her training is the Egoscue Method Therapy which focuses on realigning the body to relieve pain and get the body functioning correctly. Andy had a knee injury and has been able to give up her knee brace since starting this program. She shared that “Egoscue training has strengthened my legs and core enough that I am virtually pain free. Amy is thoughtful and caring in her coaching. I am in better condition than I was when I completed my first triathlon three years ago.” Kathi’s experience is similar to Andy’s regarding Egoscue Method Therapy. She stated that she has avoided additional surgery on her knee though this therapy. You can contact Amy at 336.813.5320 or at Inner Strength Pilates is at the corner of Country Club and Peace Haven in Harper Hill Commons.

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y family and I are traveling home from an extraordinary weekend. Our daughter, Kaylyn, graduated from college. My thoughts race with so many memorable moments from the day. I’ll cherish them for a lifetime. I'll never forget sitting outdoors dressed for a beautiful, May graduation in rain, wind, and 48 degree temperature (I still can't feel my toes!). Surrounding conversations conveyed frustration with the unexpected weather. Yet as the graduates passed, I'll never forget my daughter's face. Her radiant joy amid the complaining chatter beamed like rays of sunshine through the clouds. It was as if she was saying, "Don't sweat the small stuff. This day is about so much more than the weather!" She was exactly right! Perhaps the most unforgettable part of the weekend was watching my husband. There’s something so powerful about the love of a father. He was plain giddy! Throughout the university's festivities, he notified strangers his daughter was graduating. He made up songs to celebrate the occasion. Honest to God, he smiled in his sleep! It’s no secret that Kaylyn is her daddy's girl! That doesn't take anything from the relationship we share. Moments with my daughter bring sheer delight to my heart. While I offer her all I have, I'm wise enough to know there are some things I can’t extend. There are two things every little girl and boy desperately long to possess: the affirmation and approval of a father. While I offer both these essential gifts to my children, I simply cannot replicate the affirmation or approval only a father can give. It’s different! The more I counsel people struggling with burdensome baggage from their past, I realize that the gifts of a father are not just for little people. You see, every grown man and woman desperately yearns to know they made their father proud. They hunger to hear their dad say, “You’re mine and I love you!” They ache to feel his embrace. Tragically, too many of us spend our lives seeking this gift from others because we never received it from our fathers. Trust me, I know this! It took me years to recognize all the ways I pursued achievement in hopes of gaining my daddy’s attention and approval. It’s like this unique need of our hearts is almost written into our very DNA.


Please don’t think I’m doing a number on single-moms. Thank God for these courageous women! In fact, I was raised by a remarkable single mom myself. She loved without boundaries and gave what only a mother can give. A father can’t replicate that gift, no matter how hard he tries, and a mother can’t reproduce his. I guess that’s why my heart delights to see the precious gift enjoyed between my daughter and her doting dad. It’s everything I didn’t have and yet, everything my heart craved. Their beautiful relationship heals my heart and fortifies theirs. I realize the stories of those reading this page cover the gamut. As we approach Father’s Day, some have so much to celebrate, so do it! Don’t take the gift for granted. Others find yourselves in a place between anger and heartache because you’ve never received your father’s gifts. Your heart desires something that seems beyond your reach. Still others reading right now are fathers. You feel as if you’ve failed and it’s too late to fix it. Hear me! It’s never too late to try! There’s healing in your love. Tell them! For those who know you’ll never hear words of affection and approval from your father, I tell you the secret that healed my own heart even before the relationship with my dad was restored. I learned to lean into the love of the Faithful Father who loved me to death! For real! When I truly encountered God’s unconditional love for me, it changed everything! Daily, I have His attention. I feel His doting affection and rest in His delight over me. This love satisfies every longing in my heart. God’s a father to the fatherless. He’s gone to great lengths to reveal His unfailing love and offer His matchless gift to you. It’s Father’s Day. Let’s celebrate the Father! For comments or prayer, contact Dr. Lanier at

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Summer Fun at the Winston-Salem Dash Games! Article and photos by Kristi Johnson Marion

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It’s not easy finding activities that the whole family can enjoy at an affordable price. Find the solution to your conundrum at the BB&T Baseball Park. Winston-Salem Dash baseball games are good, clean, allAmerican fun for all ages. As the song says, buy some freshroasted peanuts and Cracker Jacks (though I prefer the freshbaked Patriot pretzels), and settle into your seats for a great view of the field and a fantastic sighting of the Winston-Salem skyline just beyond the scoreboard.

Besides the draw of the baseball game itself, kids will enjoy entertainment by the Dash mascot, Bolt, and the Dash Pack as they pull volunteers from the crowd to participate in trivia quizzes and competitions, dance and tell jokes. For those who want to get some wiggles out, head to the evertempting kids play area, complete with a bounce house, inflatable slides, a carousel and more. Each Friday night game is topped off with dazzling fireworks.

Winston-Salem is lucky to have its very own minor league team to root for, especially in such a state-of-the-art setting as the recent BB&T Ballpark. The Dash is a Class High-A team and is a farm team for the Chicago White Sox.

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Do you have an aspiring young Babe Ruth (or Ruthie)? Then sign them up now for the Dash Youth Baseball Academy. Kids ages 5 to 12 learn fielding, hitting, pitching and base stealing from the Dash players and coaches in this baseball camp. Choose from sessions held June 10-12, July 2224 and August 5-7.

Dash Deals Pack your entire summer with affordable familyfriendly sports entertainment with exciting Dash deals. Once a month, the Dash offers the Burger King Value Pack, which includes four Dash tickets, four Dash hats and four Burger King combo meals, all for just $30! To keep the fun going even longer, choose the Summer Swing Mini-Plan. Enjoy seven of the Dash’s biggest games during June, July and August for just $77 per person. For tickets and more information, visit or call 336-714-2287.

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By Meghan E.W. Corbett to the achievements one can attain in athletics. This is especially true for children who learn the value of dedication and hard work at an early age. This type of training can inspire dedicated athletes to put similar effort into other areas of their lives such as school, friendships and work. Two girls who know hard work and dedication, and who have already seen the positive results, are tennis champions Peyton Pesavento and Chelsea Sawyer. “Tennis has been a big part of my life since I started playing at Hanes Park in Winston-Salem when I was eight years old,” said Peyton Pesavento. “I am 13 years old and attend St. Leo Catholic School. I believe tennis has added patience, confidence, honesty and perseverance to my character. Recently, I won the Girls' 14s North Carolina Spring State Closed Tournament for singles and doubles at Bermuda Run, which is one of my favorite places to play since I live only five minutes from the site. Bill Appelt,

Director of Tennis at BRCC, did a nice job facilitating the tournament. The competition included 10 to 18 year olds. The tournament included top players in North Carolina competing to gain points for their rankings. For example, at this tournament I gained 750 points for my ranking. Because of my victories, I went from being ranked 16th to 4th in the state.” Pesavento’s doubles partner, Chelsea Sawyer, has also achieved great success as a singles and doubles tennis player at a very young age. “Tennis became a big part of my life when I first picked up a racket when I was six years old,” said Sawyer. “From the moment I started hitting the ball, I wanted to play more and more. I am fourteen, and I am homeschooled. My sister is the one who inspired me to start playing because she played on the West Forsyth team and later walked on at UNC-G. Tennis has added to my character by teaching me resilience, perseverance and confidence. I never give up

when I am playing a match, and this attitude has carried over into other aspects of my life.” Both girls have enjoyed several recent tennis victories! “Some of my recent doubles wins have included Girls' 12s National Doubles Championship in Norcross, Georgia; Girls' 14s Winter Closed Doubles Championship in Louisville, Kentucky [with Chelsea]; Girls' 14s Bullfrog Doubles Championship in Macon, Georgia; and Girls' 14s Bullfrog Doubles Finalists in Little Rock, Arkansas,” said Pesavento. “I have had recent success at the Dunlap Tennis Championship, in Charleston, South Carolina,” said Sawyer. “I was playing in a higher age group than

normal, which was the girls 16s division. It was my first major victory in the girls 16s division. The Winter Southern Closed championship in Louisville, Kentucky was my most monumental doubles achievement so far, because the tournament was rated as a Southern Level 1, the highest level of junior competition. Currently, I am number one in North Carolina for the girls 14s. I am number 14 in the south, and still climbing in the rankings. My goal is to get a college scholarship and eventually go pro.” Peyton and Chelsea are coached by Randy Pate and Patrick Hieber at the Randy Pate Tennis Academy. Congratulations to Peyton and Chelsea and good luck at all of your upcoming competitions!


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& Sexual Assault:

Private Violence, Community Impact By Melody Thomson

he Women’s Fund of Winston-Salem recently released their latest issue brief entitled Rape and Sexual Assault: Private Violence, Community Impacts, which was developed to bring attention to the sexual violence against girls and women that is occurring in our own community with alarming frequency and with devastating consequences. The issue brief looks at the emotional and economic impact victims of sexual assault -- and their families -suffer directly and personally, as well as the measurable financial costs to society and the impact these crimes have on the larger community. The


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rief is available online at Widespread news coverage of shocking and brutal attacks on women across the globe and high-profile cases involving violation of college students have made all of us more aware of this issue, and have galvanized human rights advocates, but many don't realize the full extent of this problem right here at home. For example: • In 2012, there were 346 reported sexual assaults in Forsyth County, including 97 rapes and 114 cases of child molestation. • 10.2% of female students enrolled in WinstonSalem/ForsythCounty high

schools report having been raped and an estimated 160 sexual assaults occur on local college campuses each year. • Only 46 of every 100 rape victims report the crime to police, and 97% of the time the perpetrators of these crimes walk free. • At current rates, one in five women in North Carolinawill be the victim of a sexual assault during her lifetime. Andrea S. Kurtz, J.D., a member of the Board of Directors of the Women’s Fund of Winston-Salem and a longtime advocate for better legal protection for victims, especially children, says,

“We are very proud of this report on the impact of sexual assault on women’s lives. It is clear from the data that sexual assault in our community is significantly under-reported, particularly on our college campuses. We hope that this report helps to create space in our community to talk about sexual assault and the tremendous impact that it has on women’s lives.” The Fund hopes that the brief, which also contains information on services that are available to help sexual assault survivors, will be widely shared and help spark community action focused on awareness, education, and prevention.

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Find a Fun One! By Justin Cord Hayes

Dinner and a movie?

Hackneyed. Trite. And expensive.

You’re not in that “getting to know you” stage anymore, so you can move beyond commonplace and pocketbook-depleting pursuits. Fortunately, Forsyth County offers many opportunities for inexpensive quality time. Bethabara Greenway

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Winston-Salem is blessed with an extensive network of greenways, paved— or at least well-packed—paths that meander among both urban rural settings. If you and your significant other are fitness buffs, then you can opt for the crown jewel of the city’s greenway system, the seven-mile Salem Lake loop.

Even a six pack-drinking, sportsobsessed man’s man can appreciate a garden. He just may not admit it. Public gardens offer scenic beauty that lends itself to romance. Get him off the couch and give him a change of scenery.

Forsyth County is filled with unusual landmarks. Old Salem has its giant coffeepot. A former gas station shaped like a shell is on Sprague Street. The model for Gotham’s Empire State Building can be found downtown in the form of the Reynolds Building. Kernersville is synonymous with Korner’s Folly. You can transform these sites into a fun day together by creating a scavenger hunt.

Forsyth County is almost as well known for its festivals as it is for its gridlock traffic along Highway 52 North. Many festivals are free or have a minimal entrance fee. Summertime offers all kinds of opportunities to be out and about. Check around, and you’re likely to find that someone, somewhere is throwing a festival near you.

If seven miles sounds too much like work (and not particularly romantic to boot), I recommend the Bethabara Greenway for its combination of historical and natural beauty, both of which lend themselves to PG-rated romantic interludes. If you want to advance to R-rated trysts, please remember that children might be present. If you start from the parking lot of the Bethabara visitor center, you can opt for a $4 guided tour of Bethabara, site of some of our town’s earliest residents. Otherwise, you can walk about the site and head toward the bog garden’s boardwalk. From there, you can look at the scenic beauty and also watch people at a local movie theater going in to spend nearly a thousand dollars on tickets, popcorn, candy, and drinks (OK…that’s hyperbole…but only barely).

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The arboretum and the rose garden at Tanglewood cost only the price of admission to Tanglewood, a measly two bucks. Once inside, you’ll find a feast for the senses. Sure, everything looks beautiful, but the various herbs and flowers also smell wonderful. What a welcome change for you if your special guy usually smells more like sweaty gym socks! Reynolda Gardens are closer to the city center, which may save you some gas money. Nearly any time of year, you’ll find something of growing interest. Wander around, and pretend that the two of you are Gatsby and Daisy, ambling in your own lush, personal paradise. Entrance to Reynolda Gardens is free, so you don’t need to have the Great Gatsby’s wealth to enjoy them.

Write down clues that will take him to numerous local landmarks. Let your clues be silly, sexy, or romantic. If he’s game, then he can make up clues of his own, and you can take a turn finding places that have piqued his interest. Most likely, some of your locations will overlap, and you can talk about the meaning these sites have for you. Heck, he might even, like, actually talk about feelings or something.

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Children of Vietnam Celebrates 15 Years By Meghan E.W. Corbett ifteen years ago, a man named Ben Wilson and a woman named Luong Thi Huong sat around a kitchen table in Vietnam trying to figure out what type of non-profit they could start in an area full of needy children and families. About to retire, Wilson knew the time was right to begin this new venture and decided to dedicate his life to Children of Vietnam (COV).

to look for sustainability wherever possible. When you have a family that is living in a house that is unstable with a leaky roof or dirt floor, parents are demoralized, children do not sleep or eat well and are exposed to health issues because of poor sanitation issues; and they are more susceptible to parasites that can impact their lives as children and as adults.”

As Ben and Huong’s work progressed, core values for COV began to emerge. These values revolve around the following: keep the focus on the children—they have a right to grow, be happy and develop to their fullest; assess children’s needs within the context of the family and the community to maximize the sustainability of COV’s efforts; work close to the children and families and utilize community-based solutions; recognize and respect the intrinsic value and dignity of every person with whom COV interacts; always operate with transparency and integrity; use teamwork and cooperation to build success; and leverage all resources to the fullest extent possible.

This is where COV comes in. “If you can provide that family with a new house that includes proper toilets and indoor sanitation, you have a set of parents (or a single parent) who are now living in a healthier environment, the proud owner of a home, and they take better care of that home and are lifted mentally. They are no longer depressed and are more able to help their children. The child then stays in school, doesn’t get sick and has the best chance of leaving poverty by obtaining a good education.”


These values have allowed COV to grow and accomplish remarkable goals in Vietnam. “We looked back over the last 15 years and we estimate that, with our many donors, we’ve been able to touch the lives of more than 300,000 children in Vietnam,” said Executive Director Nancy Letteri. “These are children that are either very poor, have a disability, are orphaned or homeless street children. It is a big deal to know that we have helped these lives along a little more.” What began as a non-profit focused on providing proper housing, nutrition, healthcare and education has evolved to offer so much more. “COV grew slowly, raised money and has been able to achieve these four initiatives for many,” said Letteri. “As we have transitioned and matured, we now have six initiatives, because sometimes the situation is so bad that we must look at every aspect of a child’s life and we wrap all of our services around one child in an effort

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A better education is a large part of COV’s mission in Vietnam. “We have provided nearly 500 education scholarships every year,” said Letteri. “We provide around 70 two-to-four-year university scholarships annually to youth who are truly the brightest in the nation who, without tutoring and living in very poor circumstances, are able to pass all entrance exams but lack the funds to go. We have previous scholarship recipients

who now are in full time jobs, earning a living, married happily and have families. These young people are helping their sisters and brothers now to stay in school, so we are not just impacting the life of one child, but really their entire family.” This is just a small part of what COV does. By helping a student receive a better education, offering a parent a clean home to raise a family, and building a handicapped bathroom for a disabled child, COV and the donors that make this effort possible are changing lives every day. “We depend a lot on individual donors,” said Letteri. “Their support has made the 15 years of supporting these kids possible, and their annual gift is tremendously helpful. We are now making a very large effort to reach out across the nation through Facebook to get people to “friend” us and learn about what we do.” To mark the 15th anniversary, COV wants to get 1,500 new friends on Facebook, host 15 events nationwide to raise awareness of the need in Vietnam, and hopefully raise $150,000 by the end of this year. “People can contact me about planning an event if they are interested,” said Letteri. “We are going through a strategic planning process right now to see what we project as future needs for the children that we serve. While nothing is cast in stone yet, we will always stay focused on the most vulnerable children, education will continue to be important, and we may look to increase our assistance for children living in very rural and mountainous regions.” For more information on all the great work being done by Children of Vietnam, visit the website at, email, call Ben Wilson at 336.727.1110 or Nancy Letteri at 434.964.6376 or find Children of Vietnam on Facebook at

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A Kernersville Treasure For All the Senses!

By Martie Emory rom its cozy corner location in downtown Kernersville, Eclection is the perfect break from daily routine and the ideal stop for some of life’s definite necessities: food, friends, art and unexpected treasures.

also includes a variety of community-based events – including live music –that foster camaraderie and healthful living, always in a fun, festive atmosphere.


You’ll notice the shop’s clever décor the minute you stroll by cute tables along the front sidewalk and you’ll sense immediately that if you’re shopping for a unique gift or looking to stir your creative juices, you’ve come to the right place. Owner Chris Federico, an artist and craftsman in her own right, was inspired by her visits to the Brooklyn Flea in New York and introduced the outdoor K’ville Indie Flea four years ago. Community enthusiasm for the market, which runs April through November, was so well-received that Chris introduced the idea of a permanent indoor venue, and Eclection was born. The shop lives up to its name with a collection of incredible items for sale from local artisans and vintage collectors – novelty crafts, home accessories and furniture including handcrafted clay, colorful jewelry, one-of-a-kind apparel, beautiful tableware and distinctive trinkets you won’t find other

places. That’s just the beginning, as Eclection is also the perfect place to meet friends for winetasting or locally brewed coffee, decadent desserts – featuring daily “girlfriends” specials -- local artisan breads and cheese and some tempting Eclection specialties. The addition of a café was a concept sparked by Chris’s fond memory of strolling through the Brooklyn Flea with a great cup of coffee in hand. The shop calendar

Not just for the spectator, Eclection offers classes as well, that range from elementary art skills to more abstract mediums, to beading and jewelry making. Planning a party? This is the perfect spot for girlfriends or coworkers who want a gathering place that’s both relaxing and inspiring. Eclection is known for unique birthday outings and bridal and baby showers and can host groups up to 12 for dinner or up to 50 for wine. “I’m always looking to do things that are different,” says Chris. “That’s what attracts customers. People won’t drive from Greensboro and Winston-Salem for the same old thing!” If you’re shopping for a special someone, need a “mommy” break or simply want to try your hand at a new artistic endeavor, there’s always something new to nourish the body and soul at Eclection. Eclection is open Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. until midnight. For more information call 336-497-4822 or visit

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Bringing the Outside In! By Elisa Wallace


lowers are blooming all around the Twin City, as summer is right around the corner. From gorgeous floral bouquets, offering sweet scents and visual beauty, to thick foliage providing shade from the bright sun, the outdoors is incredibly lovely this time of year. While it is ideal to be outside for the most of this season, there are ways you can bring the wonders into your home. You can change the entire ambiance of one room with the help of a few strategically placed floral bouquets. The opportunities for variety are endless. From whimsical, romantic pieces to bolder, innovative works, floral arrangements are a must-have. Read on to discover unique ways to fill your home with striking and unique outdoor décor! Moss Filled Muffin Tins

Do not throw out that old muffin tin! Clean the container, then house small pods of moss for a unique way to provide greenery for your kitchen, dining table, or windowsill. Place plants directly from nursery flats, which you can later transplant to your garden, and mist as needed. White Daisies in Blue Casing Bright blue votive candle holders are all the rage. Why not use the votive to stock a few strategically placed white daisies? Use one large holder as the centerpiece for a summer picnic table, or use smaller ones with fewer daisies to create a line down your living room mantle. The contrast of white against bright blue is remarkable! Flowers in Oval Enamelware Mold An older enamelware mold can provide a perfect resting spot for small flowers. Clean out the cake mold and insert florists foam. Place unearthed flowers inside and care as needed. If mold is larger, you can use small baby-food jars throughout the mold. Spray-painted Tin Vases Recycle your tin cans with this easy floral craft. Clean out tin cans and remove labels. Spray-paint the tins with a vibrant color, such as lavender, turquoise or carnation pink. The varying sizes of the tins will only add to the display. Arrange flowers—fresh purple delphiniums and lavender hydrangea blossoms work best—in tins to dress up any table. Tulips in Kitchen Canisters Kitchen canisters can make for incredible impromptu vases. Mix tulips with wildflowers and group for a fantastic casualyet-chic display. House a few canisters in your bathroom and other rooms to bring the beauty of this simple look to the entire house.

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Happy 100th Birthday Winston-Salem! By Kristi Johnson Marion

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he city of Winston-Salem celebrated its Centennial with a series of celebrations May 9-12, 2013. Festivities kicked off at City Hall on Thursday, May 9th, where leaders reenacted the handshake between the cities of Winston and Salem 100 years ago, followed by live music by community bands.


On Friday, May 10th, Winston-Salem centenarians (and older) were invited to a lunch in their honor. There, Sina Hayes received a proclamation recognizing her as Winston-Salem’s oldest citizen at 109 years old. That evening, Winston-Salemites filled the streets of the Downtown Arts District to enjoy arts and entertainment at the Centennial Blue Moon Gallery Hop. Kids and adults danced in the streets to a variety of local high school jazz bands (Reagan High School Jazz band pictured), the Vagabond Saints Society, and other local bands. Mayor Allen Joines and other city officials raised their Foothills Brewing Centennial Ale and Centennial Primo water in a toast to Winston-Salem’s Centennial. Historic artifacts were on display from the Winston-Salem Police and Fire Departments. Artwork depicting the city by area students was also on display. Saturday, Old Salem hosted a Centennial Community Day, offering its tours free of charge to the public. That afternoon, parade floats, vintage cars and honorees filled the streets of Old Salem for the start of the Centennial Parade, where 10

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floats were decorated to depict a decade. The West End Neighborhood Association float and Old Winston Social Club float, chauffeuring Honoree Claudette Weston, are pictured, along with Letters from Home, an Andrews Sisters tribute singing group. After the parade moved through Old Salem and Downtown Winston, the parade ended at the Centennial Party on the Plaza at Corpening Plaza, which featured live music and local vendors. Many super sleuths participated in the Centennial Scavenger Hunt, which sent them on a hunt throughout Downtown Winston-Salem and Old Salem in search of locations of local history. The hunt incorporated the arts, architecture, history, industry, and people who have been influential to our city over the last 100 years. “Must-Dash” won bragging rights as the winning team and was awarded a $100 cash prize. Sunday's events included a special performance from the Winston-Salem Symphony. Composer Dan Locklair, Composer-in-Residence and Professor of Music at Wake Forest University, created “Hail the Coming Day,” a festive piece for orchestra. The piece is the result of a 2012 commission from the City of Winston-Salem, in honor of the 2013 Centennial Celebration of the consolidation of the towns of Winston and Salem. The final Centennial event was a nondenominational service at the May Dell area on the Salem College Campus.

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Montessori School Trip By Meghan E.W. Corbett


iving in the United States is truly a blessing. So many wonderful things surround us every day, so it is incredibly easy to take them for granted. Things as simple as clean water to drink, clothing and public playgrounds for our children are rarely mentioned when we think of all our blessings. There is a great deal of waste in our society as we throw away items that many of those less fortunate than us would love as-is, and The Montessori School of Winston-Salem is determined to change that! “I always thought that to go on a mission trip, a person had to be ‘special’ in some way that I was not – until The Montessori School donated a playground to Kids Around the World last summer,” said Liz Meadows, business manager of The Montessori School of W-S. Founded in 1994, Kids Around the World (KATW) is a volunteer organization that provides safe play equipment to children in areas of the world where “just being a kid” is sometimes hard to do. Meadows recently took part in a trip to Maun, Botswana to help with this ambitious effort. “I didn’t know anyone

else that was going with KATW, but there were nine of us on the team from all over the United States,” said Meadows. “From Alaska to Illinois to North Carolina, we were all ages, male and female, with different skill levels. We worked directly with Love Botswana Outreach Mission who recently built a community center in Maun. We also built two of the playgrounds on the mission where they run an international school and an orphanage. While I was there, I spent all of my free time at the orphanage playing, feeding and loving on the 14 children that Love Botswana supports. The children range in age from 14 months to five years. I fell in love with them all!” In total, “we built four playgrounds in Maun,” said Meadows. “The playgrounds had been donated by organizations here in the states and shipped to Botswana. Maun is a large tourist area, the gateway to the Okavango Delta, but it is a mix of modern buildings and mud huts – a true dichotomy of cultures. They do not have public areas with parks and playgrounds. Many of these children had never even been on a playground like the ones we built!” This mission strives to give kids the joys and experiences that children in this country have every day at school, a safe place to

play and have fun. Additionally, the mission is teaching people like Meadows how much of an impact one person can make. “My experience led me to truly believe that we are all special and whatever we have to offer –whether it be resources, great or small, whether it be our time, an hour or a year, that to give and to love is the most beautiful thing that people can do,” said Meadows. “I knew as a child that I wanted to visit Africa. I wanted to move there and work for a nongovernmental organization and ‘save’ the children. As the years passed, I have kept my dream alive by donating funds to many organizations – all of them centered on children. I currently work at The Montessori School of W-S, which has continued to allow me a sense of global awareness as the school’s mission is grounded in multi-cultural learning, as well as community service. I encourage everyone I know to spend a little time volunteering. Take your children, go as a family, invite your friends, use your lunch hour…just get out and share yourself!” For more information, visit, or Liz Meadows can be reached by emailing

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hen life’s little and big mishaps occur, knowing there is a company you can rely on and trust to get things back in order gives great peace of mind. For 25 years, Professional Carpet Systems, a locally owned and operated family business, has been providing their customers with expert carpet cleaning along with other services too. “At Professional Carpet Systems we specialize in cleaning carpets, oriental rugs, area rugs, but our cleaning expertise extends into every aspect of your home and beyond. We also clean furniture, automobiles, boats, RVs, mattresses, tile and grout. Our carpet services include repairs and re-stretching, color restoration, bleach and burn repairs, odor and pet stain treatments, anti-allergen cleaning, as well as floor sales and installation. We have a 24 hour emergency service for water damage and restoration, smoke and fire remediation along with mold remediation. Our services have a 200% satisfaction guarantee and we aren’t happy with our work until you are,” said April Silva, Manager of PCS. Since 1988, Professional Carpet Systems has grown from their simple beginnings of a young married couple’s dream... You Have to Start Somewhere… Jeff and Nanette Long, both natives of WinstonSalem, NC, had a goal of one day owning their own business, one that would not only provide for their family, including daughters, April, Michelle and son, Josh, but also a business that would grow for generations to come. “Our company started out of our basement with simple beginnings of a desk squeezed beside the washer and dryer in the utility room. Within the first year, we had grown from 2 trucks to 5, all the while I maintained a job as a service technician and Nanette handled the office duties for Professional Carpet Systems along with raising 3-, 5- and 7-year-olds. Word of mouth and referrals have kept us growing in the services we provide for our customers,” said Jeff Long, owner of PCS. To stay in business 25 years, you have to know your business and how your services benefit your customers.

The Flooring and Fabrics in Your House Are Filters for All Kinds of Things… When you were selecting your carpet, flooring or fabrics for the furniture in your home, you may not have thought much about how those choices contribute to your family’s health and well-being. Most of us make our decor choices by what we like and what best suits our tastes and lifestyle, not by the fabrics or fibers of a carpet. “There are many benefits to maintaining a clean carpet that’s in good condition. Most people don’t realize this, but most all carpet manufacturers recommend having your carpets steam cleaned once per year or the warranty will be voided,” April commented. Beyond the aesthetics of a clean carpet, having your carpet and other fabrics in your home cleaned on a regular basis can improve your family’s overall health. Basically your carpet is the biggest ‘air filter’ in your home. On a daily basis, carpeting absorbs soils that are tracked in, such asphalt, dirt, pollens, insecticides and bacteria. The filtering process that your carpet and fabrics provide keeps those soils from becoming airborne. Regular vacuuming can help remove these soils, but nothing takes the place of a good steam cleaning. “Having a deep steam cleaning for June 2013

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“A clean carpet wears less and lasts longer, increasing its lifespan, saving you money in the long run.” your carpets at least once a year not only keeps it looking its best, but it helps keep your home healthy. Today, many people suffer from allergies and other health problems. A dirty carpet can be a source for irritants every time it is walked on, leading to an unhealthy environment. There is also a financial benefit to keeping your carpet cleaned. A clean carpet wears less and last longer, increasing its lifespan, saving you money in the long run,” said April. So any form of carpet cleaning is good, right? Not so fast…

All Carpet Cleaning is NOT Created Equally In this age of DIY (do it yourself), you may think that cleaning your carpet is a job you can do yourself, achieving the same results as you’d get from having it professionally cleaned, but that’s not the case. “Having carpet professionally cleaned is by the far the best way to clean it. Professional Carpet Services uses steam extraction. Our technicians are IIRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration) certified and have continuing education and

training. When our technician arrives, he brings in one hose so there is no mess and tracking in and out of the house. The cleaners that we use are all non-toxic and safe for all members of the family, including the four legged ones,” April commented. For Professional Carpet Systems the true test of working each day to meet their mission statement of ‘to create the most outstanding service experience that everyone remembers’, is the customer loyalty and the referrals they receive. “We believe in delivering high quality customer service from the time a customer calls to the completion of the service and even after. When you call, you will get a live person on the phone, not an answering service, machine or callback. Our service technicians treat your home or business with respect

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and listen to your concerns, properly addressing them. We follow up after work is completed to make sure it was done to the customer’s satisfaction,” stated April. Looking back over the past 25 years, Jeff Long believes Professional Carpet Systems’ focus on customer service is what has continued to grow his business. “We like that we can see the results and satisfaction of our customers every day. Being able to get our disaster customers’ lives back to normal is very rewarding. With our great employees working with us as a team, we believe we are making a positive contribution to our customers and to our community,” Jeff said. To schedule an appointment with Professional Carpet Systems, call 336-996-2400. Warehouse facilities are also available for storage of all types of rugs.

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O Suggs wanted to open a welcoming place in the heart of Lewisville where locals could be pampered, as well as shop for locally-made gifts and vintage home goods. What better name for such a spot than “a.l.o.e: a little of everything.” A year-and-a-half later, a favorite spot not just for locals, but for those far and near seeking one-stop shopping for handmade gifts and jewelry, revived antique furniture, select vintage pieces and spa services, too.

A Little of Everything Shoppers will find everything from Mason jar chandeliers, to art deco dressers revived in shabby shades of turquoise, and wine cork initial wall art. Staff member Allison Dahl refurbishes furniture finds for a.l.o.e. as “Dahlias.” “Customers just love Allison’s work,” said owner Elaine, and it’s easy to understand why. I can’t get those purple chairs with birdpatterned seats off my mind.

soothing massage room. She has over 10 years of experience as a massage therapist, and is certified in prenatal massage and craniosacral therapy. She also offers ear candling.

“Our clients either rent space or we consign local handmade items,” explained Kelly. A few of the local brands they carry include Moon & Back Creations handmade cards and custom memory books; O My Soap of Newton, NC; Chad’s Carolina Corn; and Dogwood Lettering Company custom wooden signs of Lewisville.“We try to keep everything affordable.”

For a relief from noisy salon gossip, visit Jenna Stephenson for completely private hair services. Choose from cut and color, to eyebrow wax, to the popular “Brazilian Blowout” anti-frizz treatment. “My clients love how private and relaxing our sessions are compared to the average salon experience,” said Jenna. Also popular is the organic hair care line she carries for her clients, Onesta.

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Kelly has created a charming cozy space for the manicures and pedicures she provides, complete with over-stuffed chairs and copper foot soaking tubs. Her current “Get Nailed” punch card special is very popular with customers.

“Family is very important to us,” said Elaine, “we are a momma-run business. The school bus stops here. You’ll find our kids out back swinging and playing. We are active in their elementary school. And we are grateful that my own mom, Monica O’Connor, and Kelly’s mom, Margo Ehlers, are here helping us out all the time.”

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n May 11th, Forsyth Woman and Forsyth Family readers gathered together very early on a Saturday morning to board two luxury Holiday Tours buses for a day of shop-tilyou-drop fun! This was our 5th Consignment Shop Hop and marked the first time we had a sell-out event! With ten stops and twelve stores, we had a fun day that just flew by! Our stops included: Accent Prone, 2nd Dibs, eClection, Etc. Consignment, Handpicked Consignment, Invio, Sass Consignment Boutique, Siss-a-Friss, Treasures Decor, Treasures Consignment, Yours Truly, and Renew Boutique and Décor. Our shoppers were given the royal treatment by the shops we visited! They were offered snacks, coffee, water, and goody bags, and some shops offered even deeper discounts than normal! We also gave away dozens of door prizes to our shoppers for use at local businesses, not to mention the door prizes given away by the stores! It was definitely our best Consignment Shop Hop yet!

Lunch was provided by Which Wich Superior Sandwiches and Christina’s Dessertery provided cupcakes for dessert! (Check Forsyth Family’s June Dining Guide on page 74 for special coupons from both!) A special thank you to everyone who spent their day with us! We hope to see you (along with lots of new faces!) when we go on our Fall Consignment Shop Hop on November 3rd! And, YES! We are planning it even now! Grass does not grow under our feet! This event is one of our absolute favorites and we hope you’ll consider joining us! While the event isn’t until November, space is limited and our Project Manager (eh-hem, me) loves to plan ahead! If you have questions, please email me! or call 888.892.3204. Online registration is available now at

Register now for the Fall 2013 Consignment Shop Hop! $25 includes transportation and lunch PLUS the opportunity to win some fantastic door prizes along the way! Seats are limited! Grab your mom, your sister, your best friends and your neighbors and join us for another shop-til-you-drop adventure!

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Registration begins at 7:30 AM and the buses roll out promptly at 8! We will not return until 6:30 PM. Lunch will be delivered to one of our stops.

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Online Registrations: Visit and you will be walked through online registration. Phone Registrations: If you prefer to register by phone with your credit card, please call Denise at 413.7610. Check Registrations: You may also mail in a check, payable to Forsyth Woman. Checks may be sent to 6255 TownCenter Drive, Clemmons, NC 27012. If you mail us a check, please include your email, phone #, and the names of your shopping friends.

Can I Pay at the Door? No, unfortunately, we cannot allow at-the-door payments.

I want to register. Can you hold my seat until I get my check to you? No, unfortunately, we cannot register you until we receive your payment.

What can I expect on the Consignment Shop Hop?

When we say we shop until we drop, we mean it. The day is non-stop shopping fun with old and new friends alike! In addition to lunch and transportation included in your shopping fee, we work very hard to give our shoppers a fantastic day, including lots of door prizes, and the shops often have special CSH day promotions or sales. The answers to other FAQ can be found at

These seats sell out fast! Register soon! Read what other shoppers have to say! “I thoroughly enjoyed my very 1st Consignment Shop Hop today!! Everything was very well organized and well worth the $25 fee! I plan to be on EVERY bus in the future and hope to bring more of my friends! Thank you!! Thank you!!” ~Jennifer W., Spring 2013 Consignment Shop Hop attendee "What a wonderful day Saturday! It was so well organized and such great shops. I know everyone on our bus had a great time and went home tired, well fed, well gifted and shopped out." ~Susan W., Spring 2013 Consignment Shop Hop attendee "WOW! What a fun day on the Consignment Shop Hop! We all had a wonderful time and literally shopped til we dropped! You did a beautiful job organizing the whole thing and everything was smooth as silk. The shops were great, the owners so very gracious, and the prizes…FANTASTIC! Thank you from all of us High Point ladies for making the day so special." ~Jay B., Spring 2013 Consignment Shop Hop attendee

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Express Yourself… Instant Curb Appeal

ReDESIGNS by Ava “Curb appeal should be called ‘first impression’…..When people see a dedicated path to the front door, a well-appointed mailbox with house numbers, a bright cheery front door, a well-lit portico, matching finish on all metalwork, perennials poking up out of the planting beds and decorative grasses swaying in the breeze….they know more about the house at that first glance than they would with a guided tour.” ~ John Gidding, host of HGTV’s Curb Appeal

Recently I received my first issue of House & Home Magazine and loved the SNAPSHOT article on John Gidding, host of HGTV’s Curb Appeal. For some time I had been thinking of ‘stepping outside the traditional box’ and painting our front door a fun color. This article gave me courage. I have previously said, “Life’s too short to live with beige and white.”… I can say, “Life’s too short to live with white, black or red.”….the colors often seen painted on a front door. One of the easiest ways to freshen up the look of your home is to change the color of your front door. There are so many gorgeous colors to choose from, but be sure to take into consideration your existing house color. The brick on our home has coral tones and that fact played a role in the selection of color for the door. I chose Sherwin Williams #6487/Cloudburst. It is a ‘pop’ of color and I love it! Using the Color Wheel (used by decorators and found in craft stores), I located the coral tones of the brick (the main color), which fell in the Red-Orange family. Directly across the wheel from this color family is the complementary color family of Blue-Green. The Color Wheel helped me feel confident about the ‘pop’ of color I chose. If your home is a neutral color, the possibilities are endless.

• Add color and visual interest with accessories. Consider size and scale of home and landscape area and add accordingly (keep in mind that too much of a good thing is not always good) (check out for unusual accents). • Use landscape lighting to accentuate the house, trees or to illuminate a walking path. Outdoor lighting will help your home look welcoming at night. • Create a seating area in the front of your home for relaxing and welcoming neighbors. • Don’t overlook your house numbers. Make sure they are large enough to read and in a prominent place where they can be easily read (check out and for classic numbers). • Need help with your landscaping? Local nurseries are often very helpful. The best money we spent when we built our home in 2004 was with Earth Graphics ( They did a landscape design for us that gave us a plan and a direction. It is costly to make mistakes, so ask for help.

Color suggestions for your front door using Sherwin Williams paint: SW ....2938Mosaic Tile SW 2941 ....Blue Grotto SW 2903 ....Pomegranate SW 2916 ....Red Prairie SW 6006 ....Black Bean SW 6300 ....Burgundy SW 6321 ....Red Bay SW 6328 ....Fireweed SW6342 ....Spicy Hue SW 6383 ....Golden Rule SW 6416 ....Sassy Green SW 6487 ....Cloudburst SW 6538 ....Dignified SW 6545 ....Majestic Purple SW 6552 ....Dewberry SW 6566 ....Framboise SW 6994 ....Greenblack SW 7060 ....Attitude Gray

By changing the lighting, house numbers and painting the front door….and spending a few bucks, you can achieve instant curb appeal. Need help in achieving this new look? Give ReDESIGNS by Ava a call.

Instant Curb Appeal Pointers from Better Homes and Gardens and Curb Appeal’s John Gidding: • Clear the clutter around your entryway. • Create a path of brick or stone to the front door and line it with flowers and greenery. • Calm down the color of your home…neutrals are good. • Make a statement by giving the front door a blast of color. • Clean, polish, or replace the door lock set. • Rather than mix and match, it is best to use the same metal finish on lights, house numbers, and door hardware. • Keep exterior accents in scale with the size of your home.

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Salem’s Totally Kids Summer Camps By Susan Woodall

f your children are like most, every summer it is the same thing. You hear, "I'm bored!" "There's nothing to do!" "Can we do something fun?" This year, before the whining starts, sign them up at Salem's Totally Kids Summer Camps (STKSC). With its fabulous facilities, staff and excellent reputation, STKSC has something for every child ages 3-12.

everyone's timetable. Each week Salem offers a morning camp from 9am12pm, a lunch bunch and movie time option from 122pm and an afternoon camp from 2-5pm. Campers can register for just the morning session or they may choose to bring their lunches and stay. Not through having fun? Then choose the full day option and continue with the afternoon session. Morning plans? No worries – come at noon for lunch bunch and enjoy the afternoon session or start the fun at 2pm. The end of each week culminates with Splashtastic Friday where children bring their bathing suits and towels and enjoy water games. STKSC allows you to choose the camps, days and times that work for you. Some of the programs require a full week commitment, but there are always choices if those do not fit your schedule.

When hearing the word "camp" many people envision overnights or a theme-like sports or drama that lasts for weeks. STKSC offers several different camps every week for ten weeks beginning June 17th. Unlike other camps, STKSC's flexible scheduling fits with

It takes a dedicated staff to not only see the need for such arrangements, but to make them a reality. "The idea for Totally Kids Camps


grew from our incredibly creative staff," said Beth Morphis, Co-Owner of Salem Gymnastics Sports Center. "For years our preschoolers have enjoyed playing pirates, cowboys, princesses, animals and more. With our versatile facility, we expanded the fun to school-aged kids in a much more elaborate style. Now, our summers offer a never ending array of fun, crazy, active and educational opportunities. Each camp is sub divided by age so that the activities can be further tailored to developmentally appropriate activities." Examples of some of the more than 30 options include: the Tree House Adventure, where campers explore many magical journeys inspired by stories from the Magic Tree House book series; Wizards and Muggles, for the Harry Potter fans, includes a sorting hat, quidditch, crafts and a tournament; Stars and Stripes, where campers learn all about the USA and participate in their own 4th of July celebration and parade; Winter Wonderland, allows kids to cool off with snowball fights, snow boarding, ice hockey and igloo building contests. There is also American Girl Adventures, Happily Ever After Fairy Tales, Pirate Camp, Let's Build It, Amazing Animals, Knights and Maidens, Rainforest, Big Frontier, Camping Adventures, Spy Camp...and on and on. Week long camps include something for your princess, chef, scientist, gymnast, bike enthusiast, etc. Each week's camp is described on the website, along with fees and discounts for additional siblings. "My sons aged four and five love Salem Gymnastics Totally Kids Camps," said Tanja Ragonesi. "My youngest son is very attached to me, and I was worried that he would be afraid of leaving me for a morning at camp; but right away the staff made him feel welcome and safe, and he bounded off to have fun at every drop-off. Such a fun time!" With such variety, your child will have amazing experiences and the convenience will make your life that much easier. To learn more and to register for camp, visit the website at, and click on the Totally Kids Camp link. Salem Gymnastics Sports Center is located at 4870 Country Club Road in Winston-Salem. For more information, call 336.765.4668.

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“Everyone is motivated differently, and for some, a little coaching can go a long way.”

Studio Somerville By Meghan E.W. Corbett


ome people know from a very young age that they are meant to do something. It is not rare to hear a professional singer or performer talk about practicing his or her craft for family members at an early age, or a doctor describe an early fascination with medicine and taking care of people. Some of us are born with a gift for a particular subject, and Leigh Somerville is one of those people who was born to write and share her talents with others. “Starting in 1999, the year I graduated from Salem College, I began my career as a freelance writer,” said Somerville. “I wrote for magazines, newspapers and private clients who hired me to help with the writing of their memoirs. Then, a couple of years ago, Norman Ussery, the executive director of Twin City Stage, called and asked if I'd be interested in working as the marketing director there. I jumped at the chance to work with the theatre, my passion second only to writing. When the announcement was made that he was leaving, I decided to return to my studio to take up my fulltime writing career again; and I decided to call my business ‘Studio Somerville.’” Like many who are destined for a particular career path, Somerville literally played around with the idea of professional writing as a child. “I have enjoyed writing since I was a child,” said Somerville. “Creating illustrated books, pretending to be a librarian and checking the books out to my friends was my form of playing. As I got older, I progressed to writing plays and loved costuming my friends and staging dramas in my basement. Writing as a career is the ultimate success for me as I allow the little girl inside to come out and play again.”

This childhood ability has given Somerville a unique perspective on teaching others. “Children all write, even if the words never find their way to the page,” said Somerville. “That's what imaginary friends are. When I coach individuals or facilitate group workshops, my goal is to lead the ones who think they can't write beyond their fears and back to the joys they felt as children, having fun telling stories. My workshops happen organically; one person expresses an interest, and a group forms around them on a date that is mutually convenient. Individual coaching is also an experience that is tailored to fit the writer's schedule.” For many writers, motivation is the key to success. Everyone is motivated differently, and for some, a little coaching can go a long way. “I've been very fortunate to share my time and studio with other writers over the years,” said Somerville. “Having a writing partner is very helpful during times when facing the blank page alone creates what is called ‘writer's block.’ Sometimes all we need is a supportive friend to get us going again.” Located near Wake Forest University, Studio Somerville is a peaceful and motivational place to create through writing! “Clients find that it is conveniently located and yet offers a retreatlike atmosphere at the dead-end of a quiet street,” said Somerville. “The space has a magic that is very different from any other ‘work’ I've ever experienced.” Studio Somerville is located at 155 Harmon Avenue in WinstonSalem. For more information, including instruction offerings, call 336.631.8571, email Leigh Somerville at or find “Studio Somerville” on Facebook.

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Beyond the Limits:

No Limits II Settles in New Location Article and photos by Lindsay Craven An excited attendee waves goodbye as she's escorted away in a limo. Hayworth Miller provided free limo rides to any attendees who wanted to partake.


kaleidoscope of colors and lights dance across a smoky room. The bass from the speakers thumps through the air and excited yells erupt when a Flo Rida song starts to play.

Melinda Gentry and her brother Brent Bennett prepare for a big night of dancing. Gentry began No Limits II after learning about a No Limits event taking place in South Carolina. Her brother Brent lives with Down Syndrome.

It’s the No Limits II Spring Formal and it’s not only a fun filled night for the developmentally disabled adults that attend it, but a life changing experience for the volunteers, family and organizers that attend it. “It’s such an eye opener to see these amazing people and the obstacles they overcome every day,” said Dana Bryson, co-owner of The Village Inn and Event Center in Clemmons. Bryson, along with her business partner and co-owner, Christie Angell, stepped in to offer up a space to hold the event when it outgrew its previous home at Pinedale Christian Church. They provide a banquet room with dance floor, another conference room for photos, and their poolside area for additional activities.

Raven Kitley-Cones poses for her photo at the No Limits II Spring Formal. Prints Charming took photos for the event and Circle 1 volunteers assisted the photographer delivered prints to attendees.

“This is nothing,” Bryson said of the donation. “It’s the least we can do so these people can have somewhere to go for one night that’s all about them and a place for them to have a good time.” This is the first formal event to be held at the new location and it’s proven to be a large success.

Gary Redmon busts some moves on the dance floor. Redmon says that he is grateful for No Limits II because it allows him an opportunity to dance, his one true passion.

Attendees were treated to a boutonnière or corsage at check-in provided by Harris Teeter of the Triad, photos by Prints Charming and volunteers from Circle 1, a limo ride by volunteers from Hayworth Miller, karaoke by the pool provided by Pinedale Church volunteer Mark David, and music provided by DJ Scott Shirley, who has been with the dance since its origins in December of 2002. Civitan and Kiwanis members were also on-hand to assist with check-in and limo rides.

For many of those in attendance at the dance, this was not their first time busting a move on the dance floor at a No Limits II event. Gary Redmon, a Mocksville resident, said that he’s been to several of the dances and that he is grateful for the opportunity to dress up and show off his dance moves. “I’ve been dancing since I was small,” Gary said. “There’s always been music in the house. Dancing is my passion.” Gary said that while he spends most of his time showing off his dancing skills, he also enjoys the opportunity to meet new people. “There’s a lot of different people you get to meet,” Gary said. “Everybody here is having a good time. It’s packed, but it’s a good time.” For others, this marks their first formal with No Limits II. “I love it,” Raven Kitley-Cone, a WinstonSalem resident, said. “The music is a little loud but this has brightened my day because I just lost two family members and I’ve been sad about that.” As I sat and discussed their lives and experiences at the spring formal, Raven and Gary started to chat about what disabilities they had and the effects they had on them. When Raven shared her diagnosis, Gary very thoughtfully replied, “No matter what your situation is you can achieve anything. Don’t let them tell you any differently.” As the night drew to a close, the hallways filled with tuckered out dancing fiends. Several stopped with friends to take a last minute picture to capture the memory and others talked about their excitement for the next event. “I’ll see you at the next one,” Gary said. “We’ll get you on the dance floor at the next one!”

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Ebenezer Christian Children’s Home – 8th Annual “Singing in the Foothills” By Meghan E.W. Corbett on-profit organizations are in constant need of support from the community. It is easy to forget about the need that exists year-round when we get busy in our everyday lives. Christmas is always a great reminder that we must help those less fortunate than ourselves, but with summer approaching, Christmas will not be around to remind us for a long time. Though we cannot make the holidays arrive any sooner, we can create other reminders throughout the year to benefit the people who rely on these organizations on a daily basis.


Ebenezer Christian Children’s Home has been doing this for eight years with its annual “Singing in the Foothills” fundraiser. “Ebenezer is a non-profit organization that provides homes for children who are in need of foster care,” said Executive Director Jean Davis. “Many of our children have been survivors of abuse and neglect, and have endured multiple losses. We provide a loving, Christian, nurturing environment and give them an opportunity to heal and learn life skills to foster independence and individual success as they grow.” “Singing in the Foothills” is a big part of making the mission of Ebenezer Christian Children’s Home a reality. It is the largest three-day outdoor southern gospel event in the southeast. “We have support from the community and surrounding areas providing sponsorships and volunteers,” said Davis. “I am very blessed with a great team of staff and volunteers because

without them and their dedication, the singing would not be possible.” This year, “Singing in the Foothills” will run Thursday through Sunday, June 20th22nd at the North Wilkesboro drag way off of Highway 421 toward Boone. All proceeds from the event go to helping children at Ebenezer Christian Children’s Home. “Ebenezer Christian Children’s Home offers a number of services to our community, including our adoption program which is designed to assist families interested in adoption,” said Davis. “We also have an adolescent independent living skills program which is designed for teenage girls who are age 1421 and in high school or college. Statistics show that children growing up in traditional foster care do not do well after they turn 18. Our program teaches life skills, including respect for self and others, finances, job skills, decision making skills, academic planning, communication and interpersonal skills, housekeeping, food management, how to access community resources for support and creating a life plan with goals to attain. We are in the process of starting a program for teenage boys. We also have residential care for children on the Ebenezer property, where two sets of ‘house parents’ trade out every other week, providing the children with consistent caregivers.” Additionally, Ebenezer Christian Children’s Home offers a thrift store

known as Ebenezer’s Attic on Main Street in downtown North Wilkesboro. “All proceeds benefit the children’s home, however, it also provides a service to our community by providing access to gently used clothing, shoes and home accessories to those who might not otherwise have those needs met,” said Davis. There are many ways in which our community can support the needs of Ebenezer Christian Children’s Home throughout the year. Let “Singing in the Foothills” bring a little joy into your life while you add to the quality of life for a needy child. For more information about “Singing in the Foothills” visit To order tickets, call 866.601.SING (7464) or 336.667.5683 or visit To learn more about Ebenezer Christian Children’s Home, visit the website at, or call 336.667.5683.


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Which Caterer?? by Denise Heidel

atering an event can be one of the biggest challenges for an event planner. Special dietary needs, restrictions, picky eaters, and trying to please everyone is virtually impossible. For those who plan events, trying to find an accommodating menu that will meet the needs of the majority is really the ultimate goal. However, for those who strive for perfection, and don’t want anyone to be unhappy with their meal, Doug Frail and the team at WhichWich™ Superior Sandwiches on Hanes Mall Boulevard offer the perfect solution.


Several ordering options are available: 1. The Boxed Lunch Order Form. With this option, planners can give their guests a checklist of options and let them choose everything from the type of bread, cheese and sandwich toppings to the type of chips. The ultimate in customization, the Boxed Lunch Order Form is great for those hosting round table discussions, all day sales meetings, planning sessions, etc. Just pass around the order form and let everyone fill out their choices, then fax it to WhichWich™!

2. Tray Order Form. This option allows the planner to create customized trays of up to five sandwich types per tray and each tray serves 8 – 12 people. The trays include a variety of condiments on the side, making it easy for guests to tailor their sandwiches to their individual preferences. As the organizer of the Forsyth Magazine’s Consignment Shop Hop, and a 2nd time catering customer with WhichWich™, I opted for the ultimate customization for our recent Spring Consignment Shop Hop. I visited Doug at the shop a week beforehand and requested 100 sandwich bags. On the morning of our Consignment Shop Hop, each shopper was given a bag at registration to fill out precisely what she wanted for lunch that day. At our first stop, the bags were collected and taken to Doug and his team.

The WhichWich™ team spent the next two hours creating everyone’s individual orders and keeping the sandwiches organized by Bus 1 and Bus 2, and even going so far as to organize the sandwiches alphabetically to make distribution easier for us! And they deliver at no extra charge! In fact, Doug personally delivered the sandwiches to one of our buses. He graciously greeted our shoppers, thanked them for being a part of the Consignment Shop Hop, and told them he hoped they enjoyed their meals. You can’t get much more accommodating than that! As an event planner, I know firsthand the value of a good partnership with a caterer. And working with Doug and the WhichWich™ team is beyond compare. They are professional, courteous, and their attention to customer satisfaction is stellar. In fact, if you visit WhichWich™ for lunch, chances are good that Doug’s going to stop by your table to make sure you’re happy with your meal! He cares deeply about his customers and takes the time to make sure those who give him business are completely happy. Whether you are looking for a caterer for your next family reunion, a birthday party, graduation, tailgating party, corporate event, tradeshow, or simply a Fourth of July picnic, WhichWich™ not only delivers superior sandwiches, they deliver superior service. Trust me. I know from experience.

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Fantastic Father’s Day Crafts! By Elisa D. Wallace Father’s Day. The one day out of the year that we celebrate the fathers in our lives. Whether this man is the father of your children, brother, or your own father, celebrate him with these easy, yet classic, Father’s Day crafts. Rather than venture out to the mall, enjoy putting them together with children. You do not have to be a craft expert to put these together. They are incredibly easy but very memorable! DADDY & ME COFFEE MUG What you'll need: • White coffee mug • Enamel paints: black, red, blue or pink • Thin pointed paint brush How to make it: 1. Be sure that coffee mug is clean and dry. 2. Have children use thumb and red enamel paint to add the Daddy figure on the cup. You can make the figure larger if it looks too small. 3. Have children use pointer finger with blue paint (or pink for a girl) to add the child on the cup. 4. Use a thin paint brush to draw on legs and arms, connect arms between characters so that they are holding hands. 5. Use thin paintbrush to add hair. 6. Use thin paintbrush to write “Daddy” above larger finger print and “Me” above smaller one. 7. Bake mug in the oven as directed on the back of the enamel paint bottle. You can also air dry, however air drying requires many days as opposed to a few hours in a low temp oven. TROPHY FOR DAD What you'll need: • 2 foam coffee cups • 5 inch square box • Masking tape • 1 gold chenille stem • Gold craft paint • Black marker • Scissors • Paintbrush • White craft glue How to make it: 1. Turn cups upside down and cut out the bottom. 2. Glue the bottoms of the two cups together. 3. Tape the square box shut by covering the entire box with masking tape. 4. When glue on the cups have dried, wrap a piece of masking tape around the middle where the two cups meet. 5. Cut the chenille stem in half and insert into each side of one of the cups as trophy handles. 6. Cover cups completely with masking tape. 7. Paint masking tape on both the trophy and the box gold. Let dry. 8. Write "Awarded World's Best Dad" on trophy with black marker. 9. Pipe white glue onto the bottom of the cup that does not have the chenille handles. Press onto the top of the box and let glue dry completely.

MARBLE FAMILY MAGNETS What you'll need: • Photographs of family members • Flat backed clear marbles • Round magnets • White craft glue • Scissors How to make it: 1. Choose photos that have family members smiling and of a size that their faces will fit inside the marble. Place the marble onto the photo to gauge size. 2. Once you have decided on a photo, place marble over face and trace around with a pen. 3. Cut the face out inside the trace line. 4. Use your finger to smear a thin layer of white glue onto the flat back of the marble. 5. Press the marble gently down onto the cut out photo face. Allow to dry. 6. Glue a magnet to the back and let dry.

PERSONALIZED HAMMER What you'll need: • 1 wood handled hammer • Sand paper • Acrylic paints, any colors, plus white • Paintbrushes • Black fine point marker • Clear acrylic glaze or sealer How to make it: 1. Sand the wood handle of the hammer to rough up any coating that may have been added. Paint one side of the wooden handle white. Once it's dry, paint the other side white. 2. Decorate the rest of the hammer in whatever fashion you like! You will need to paint one side, let it dry, and then paint the other side. Let dry completely. (See photo.) 3. Use a black fine point marker to add any details, such as outlines. It's important to let the marker dry for a good 30 minutes; otherwise your sealer may cause the marker ink to bleed. 4. To monogram the hammer, paint the first letter of dad's name toward the bottom of the handle (T for Tim, B for Ben, etc). 5. In a well-ventilated area, have an adult spray the hammer with a clear sealer or glaze. Let dry and repeat for a second coat. Allow to dry overnight. Tips: 1. This project will require some patience because there's quite a bit of drying time involved. For small children, a coat of white and a few different colors of finger painting or brush painting is usually fine. For older kids, they may want to be more intricate, adding stripes, lines, and polka dots. Just be sure to allow drying time for each layer. 2. Find hammers at the dollar store. 3. Speed up the process of this project by sanding the hammer and painting it white ahead of time and just allowing kids to decorate.

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Eye Candy By Brandy: Give him a Gentleman's Facial with a "MAN"icure. Regularly $90, but available for Father's Day at $65! 336.777.1700

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He Proposed! You Said, Yes! Now What? By Meghan E.W. Corbett


ome brides wish their engagement rings came with detailed instructions on how to plan the perfect stress-free weddings. Often times, no matter how excited and happy brides are about the engagement, they also deal with a tremendous amount of stress. Getting engaged should be one of the happiest, most exciting times of most women’s lives. That’s because whether it takes three months or three years to plan the  time  big day, an engagement marks that  into adulthood.  when many of us transition No matter how much help you have   from  friends and family, a little extra help from the experts is always a great idea! Jennifer Stern and Emily Perry of Note Worthy Fine  felt thesameway, and The Paper and Gifts Engaged Series was born. “When I was engaged, there was a free ‘library’ in our town that was strictly for brides,” said Manager Emily Perry. “It was filled with brochures and albums of local wedding vendors. They often held free events at the library after hours for brides to attend. It was a great resource to visit when you got engaged, and the staff made the whole process exciting and fun. I wanted to offer something similar to brides here in Winston-Salem and the Triad. I want brides to feel comfortable asking questions, meeting with vendors and learning how to plan their weddings without crying or being nervous or stressed.” Because Note Worthy specializes in wedding details like invitations, wedding showers, wedding favors, wedding napkins,

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personalized stationery, wedding programs and even bridal registries, it was imperative to partner with other professionals in the area to give brides all the tools they would need to plan from start to finish. Emily ran the idea past Sally Gupton of Sally Gupton Photography, and the idea sort of came to life. Emily and Sally met over coffee one morning and decided to put pen to paper and make some things really happen. They roped   Jennie Hess and  



Kristen Johnson in on the idea from The Perfect Pair Event Design, and they all met a few times to brainstorm. With everyone's connections and encouragement, the first event was created! The crowd was small but attentive, and the entire group is eager to see where this goes next! Since the first event, word has spread and Note Worthy has had several vendors and brides asking about how they can be a part of The Engaged Series. Each week Note Worthy comes in contact with a fresh group of new, eager brides who may not have the budget for a wedding planner, but would love the chance to talk to the wedding professionals. The hope is that everyone, whether vendor or bride, actually makes a connection! Note Worthy is always looking for ways to do more for its customers, so The Engaged Series is another way to do just that. “We would like the events to be every quarter, if possible, and we want the topics to be relevant to what's trending for today's weddings,” said Perry. “We want brides to see that they can create their very own special day without feeling pressure from family, friends, Pinterest and even us, the vendors. We will touch on

invitations, photography, ceremony/reception details, the reception, cake, florist, wedding day fashion, etc. It's very informal. Brides are invited to bring guests and just show up, listen and take part in the day. We will incorporate hands-on activities like a wine tasting and calculations from Total Wine, a hair/makeup session and possibly even a trunk show with the chance to buy shower and party dresses.” The one thing Emily said was a must-have for the idea to take off was that the cost was always free. Brides have enough budget concerns to deal with and this needed to be a free event. Note Worthy just asks that everyone pre-register, so they can have a head count for light refreshments or beverages. They will also have a giveaway at each event. It's a chance for a bride to come into the store while it is closed, look around and ask questions of all the vendors without the phone ringing or someone having to ring up a customer at the cash register. It's that VIP treatment that every bride deserves.

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The next Engaged Series event is scheduled for June 2nd from 2-4pm at Note Worthy. The Wine Manager from Total Wine, Michael Acuta, will talk about wine calculations, pairings of red versus white wine based on food options and knowing your crowd. Guests will also get a chance to taste some of their great wines. If you or someone you know could benefit from attending any or all of The Engaged Series events, check out Note Worthy on Facebook and join their email list for the latest news and events. “We are also in the process of creating an Engaged Series Facebook page where we will update our events,” said Perry. “We already have a website where you can buy items online, such as stationery and invitations, but we are working hard to also put some of our other in-store items online that should be launching this summer.” Note Worthy is conveniently located at Thruway Shopping Center, 282 South Stratford Road in Winston-Salem. For more information, visit the website at or call 336.724.1430.

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To Your Health! By Sara Migliarese and David McConnall

“D” is for Deficiency • Overweight, obese, gastric bypass surgery (body mass index of 30 or greater) • Milk allergy or lactose intolerance (less intake of vitamin D in food you eat) • Liver or digestive diseases, such as Crohn's disease, cystic fibrosis, or celiac ( decreased absorption of vitamin D from the food you eat)


hose of us who are considered members of the middle-aged category probably spent many hours as kids playing outside in the sunshine. We played freeze tag, kick the can, and Red Rover and we rode our bikes up and down our neighborhood streets (without helmets). Staying inside the house was usually boring and maybe even a means of punishment if we talked back to an adult. We got plenty of sunshine, drank milk or water at meals (or sometimes Kool-Aid) and we rarely heard about conditions like rickets, a disease in which the bone tissue does not mineralize correctly, resulting in soft bones and skeletal deformities. We probably needed to pay closer attention to wearing helmets and seatbelts, but vitamin D deficiency was something that occurred in other countries, not in the US. How and where we play has changed since the days when “outdoor play was king.” Kids and adults are now likely to spend more time indoors

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“playing” on computers and iPads or watching TV. If we do play outside, many more of us wear sunscreen than in past years (and for good reasons). More of us seem to have milk allergies (or are more aware of them) and many more are vegetarians. Women (or men) who suffer from milk allergies, stay on strict vegetarian diets, or who avoid the sun may be at risk for vitamin D deficiency. Vitamin D helps the body use calcium and can be found naturally in foods such as fish, fish liver oils, egg yolks, and in fortified dairy or grain products, but it is produced by the body in response to sunlight. This may be an unfamiliar type of vitamin deficiency for many of us. The symptoms of vitamin D deficiency are typically subtle and easy to overlook. More common symptoms include bone pain and muscle weakness, which can be mistaken for signs of fatigue or overuse that usually will resolve with rest. But these symptoms should not be ignored if they persist after conservative

and common sense treatment. Low blood levels of the vitamin have been associated with the following: • Increased risk of death from cardiovascular disease • Cognitive impairment in older adults • Severe asthma in children • Cancer In addition, vitamin D may help to prevent chronic health conditions such as Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, hypertension, glucose intolerance, and multiple sclerosis. Now, you may be asking yourself if you are at risk for vitamin D deficiency; you may if you have any of the following factors: • Age 50 or older (kidneys are less able to convert vitamin D to useable form) • Dark skin (harder for skin to make vitamin D in response to sunlight) • A northern home (less exposure to sunlight)

To test your blood for this potential deficiency, contact your primary care provider and discuss your symptoms and risks. The most accurate way to measure how much vitamin D is in your body is the 25-hydroxy vitamin D blood test. A level of 20 nanograms/milliliter to 50 ng/mL is considered adequate for healthy people. A level less than 12 ng/mL indicates vitamin D deficiency. Recommendations vary based on age and health conditions, but a typical recommended dietary allowance (RDA) of vitamin D is 600 international units (IU) for everyone aged 1-70, and up to 800 IU for adults older than 70 to optimize bone health. Keep in mind that sunscreen inhibits the body’s ability to make vitamin D in response to sunlight, so those who require consistent use of sunscreen may want to discuss a vitamin D supplement with their primary care provider if they have other contributing risk factors. And don’t worry about getting too much vitamin D from the sun, because your body simply stops making more. But remember that sun exposure without sunscreen can raise your risk of skin cancer. “D” is for vitamin D deficiency, but it is also for DON’T ignore your risk factors for this easily remedied condition. And ask your kids to play outside!

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his month was very special for me! I was able to enjoy my review duties with my mom, dad and one of my beautiful sisters! When everyone lives in different cities, this does not happen often, and we were able to enjoy great conversation over great food at Bleu Restaurant and Bar in Winston-Salem. We dove right in to both! The night began with vegetable pad Thai spring rolls with citrus-chili sauce, sriracha peanuts and herb salad, as well as smoked chicken and crawfish spring rolls with kim chi and black pepper sauce. The flavor in these appetizers is superb and one you must taste for yourself! Next was the seared tuna with pickled shiitake, radish and herb salad, accompanied by a wasabi avocado emulsion. When my dad uses words like “spectacular” to describe a dish, I know it has truly passed the test. He does not pass out compliments like that often. It would not be his last compliment of the night either!

The entrees were next. Shrimp and grits with Andouille sauce, spinach and cherry tomatoes was first. My father actually said that, “This is the best shrimp and grits I have had since a restaurant known as Carolina’s in Charleston, South Carolina, many years ago.” Trust me, he’s tried to find shrimp and grits like the ones Bleu now serves for years! Next up was grilled Atlantic salmon with caramelized onion, potato “gnocchi” salad and truffle bacon vinaigrette that was cooked to perfection. I am leaving a little extra room to talk about the final entrée of the night – braised short ribs with an herb potato cake, spring vegetables and truffle madeira vinaigrette. The fact that my sister is a vegetarian was a blessing because she passed on this dish and the rest of us had another serving to share. The ribs fell apart and melted in our mouths. Yes, that was a cliché, and though I am a writer, I am not ashamed! The dessert list consisted of New York style cheesecake with delicious graham cracker crust and topped with fresh strawberries; white chocolate crème brulee with the perfect amount of crunchy but delicate fired sugary topping; and THE BEST homemade apple pie I have ever had, served à la mode. The apples were rich with cinnamon but delightfully tender like they had been slowly cooking for hours. The end of the night left us all full and satisfied, having been truly taken care of by Executive Chef John Tharp. The fantastic location, beautifully unique décor and lengthy menu full of mouthwatering options make Bleu Restaurant and Bar the perfect place for every occasion, whether you are surrounded by family, in need of a business meeting location or simply looking to enjoy a night out with friends. Next time you are looking for a great place to enjoy lunch or dinner, take a trip over to Bleu Restaurant and Bar and be sure to tell them that Rosey sent you!

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By Karen Holbrook HGTV plays in the background of Valencia Harris’ skillfully decorated living room as we discuss the inspiration behind her Natural Stone art. “HGTV is all I ever watch,” said Harris, “that and the Christian network.” Adorning her walls are hand-made, one of a kind pieces of art, conceptualized through divine inspiration. “It started out with a picture of elephants,” said Harris. “My grandson, who was 5-years-old at the time, loved the portrait of the three animals. But I grew so tired of looking at those elephants.” One day her husband, who worked in construction, brought home a piece of layered composition known as slate. While trying to figure out what to do with the slate, Harris accidentally dropped it, causing the slate to shatter. Instead of throwing away the pieces, Harris was struck with inspiration. By taking the pieces and working those into the same frame that housed the elephants, a new era of Harris’ life began. After creating the twodimensional artwork and hanging it on her wall, many friends began to admire it and encouraged her to sell such pieces. Harris looked to God for spiritual guidance and soon, created seven more pieces of art, each skillfully crafted and individually unique. Her journey was not without its hiccups. As soon as she began to gain momentum towards pursuing her artistic passion, Harris was diagnosed with a medical condition that left her

unable to work on her art. Several years later, once her health improved, Harris picked right back up where she left off, with renewed vigor. She was determined that she would not be stopped. When she was financially able to purchase a studio without the assistance of loans, she opened Valencia’s Natural Stone Art Studio in Burlington. Visits to Harris’ studio can be scheduled by appointment, where clients can discuss colors and ideas for pieces that would be well suited to their home. If the client wishes, they can even bring their personal heirloom frames to create a piece with sentimentality. “When I look at that first piece I created, it holds a special memory,” said Harris. “Because I know those elephants are still underneath that slate.” Harris’ personal motto is “Trust in God, write your vision and make it plain, press toward your goal because you can do all things through Christ who will strengthen you.” By doing so, Harris has established herself in the local arts community and will be displaying her pieces in several shows, including the National Black Theatre Festival in August. A two-week period is recommended for turn around time on customized pieces of art. Art prices start at $189. Harris’ studio is located at 1708 S. Mebane St, Ste 303, in Burlington. Contact Valencia Harris at 336-350-3410 to schedule an appointment.

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To Be or Not to Be: Gluten-Free By Emily Eileen Carter

ou have probably noticed the numerous “gluten-free” labels popping up on products throughout area food stores. While some experts say the gluten-free diet is a food fad, others warn that the overconsumption of gluten is harmful to our health. The debate is out there. So what is gluten exactly? Gluten is essentially a special protein found in certain cereals, grains and wheat (all the good stuff - cupcakes, pasta, bread!). One of the major roles gluten plays is to keep the elasticity of foods intact during the fermentation phase of food production. Thus, highly processed foods usually have more gluten. However, for the one-in-one hundred Americans living with celiac disease, giving up gluten is not a choice but a necessity. Celiac disease, an autoimmune disease caused by gluten, harms the lining of the small intestine and has risen over 400 percent in the past fifty years. In addition, gluten intolerance, gluten sensitivities, and wheat allergies are being diagnosed at record rates. Many people who are experiencing these types of sensitivities or allergies will notice fatigue, diarrhea, bloating and, in the case of allergies, hives or asthma attacks.1 Certainly there are many claims that eliminating gluten can lead to weight loss. William Davis’s book, Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight, and Find Your Path Back to Health, has been a huge success and many people, my own mother included, have experienced weight loss by eliminating wheat and following his diet. Many celebrities also endorse the gluten-free craze. Miley Cyrus, for example, swears by a gluten-free diet, saying it’s great for the skin, as well as physical and mental health.2 Other experts warn that people who don’t have gluten-intolerance should be wary of adopting a completely gluten-free diet. As noted in Peter Jaret’s article The Truth About Gluten, “For people with celiac disease, a gluten-free diet is essential. But for others, unless people are very careful, a gluten-free diet can lack vitamins, minerals, and fiber.” Personally, I have several friends that have recently gone “gluten-free.” Two of my friends specifically found out that they have gluten-sensitivities after consulting health specialists. My other friend has chosen to eliminate most gluten for better health and weight loss. All of my friends who have gone “glutenfree,” report feeling lighter, less bloated, and in general, healthier. As my friend Gretchen Visser, who has a gluten sensitivity, notes, “I definitely feel better since eliminating gluten from my diet, and it has been great for weight maintenance. But overall I feel like I make healthier food choices. I’m incorporating a lot more fruits and vegetables into my diet and snacking on healthier things since I can’t turn to a box of crackers anymore.”

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So what is right for you? If you truly are experiencing symptoms that you believe could be associated with gluten intolerance or a gluten allergy, you should consult your physician. Luckily, there continues to be an increase in gluten-free products and you can even find some of your favorite goodies, like cookies, muffins, and pizza dough, in the gluten free variety. If you don’t believe you have a gluten allergy or sensitivity, but you just want to see if a gluten-free diet makes you feel better or can help with weight loss, think of easy ways to start decreasing the amount of your gluten intake. Choose corn tortillas over flour, buy rice crackers instead of wheat, opt for gluten free pizza dough and see how you feel. Most importantly, if you’re trying to be healthier we all know the age-old prescription: more fruits, vegetables, and fewer sugars, fats, and processed foods. Gluten-free or not for me? That is the question. You will have to decide.




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Did You Do Your Spring Cleaning?


pring cleaning can mean several different things to those of you who took the time to clean your house, your closet, your gutters, or your garage this April or May. But did you happen to spring clean your relationship? Have you ever felt the need to sweep out the cobwebs in your relationships the same way that you weeded out your closet? If not, maybe it is time to start some spring relationship cleaning.

Through the dark winter months, have you been hanging onto your "Mr. Not So Wonderful," "Mr. Always Right," "Mr. Insecure in Constant Crisis," or "Mr. Control Freak"? Your winter relationship may be with a man that thinks it’s all about him, or who doesn’t have time to listen to you, or who wants to change everything about you to make you the perfect woman for him. Why are you hanging onto this mothball, constant drama-man like you hang onto that favorite black

sweater that you think makes you look like Heidi Klum? It may be time for spring relationship cleaning. Get out your broom and rid your life of criticism, insecurity, controlling behavior, selfishness, poor communication, and the constant crisis of never being satisfied. Finding these things in your closet may mean that your relationship needs some cleaning. Just like deciding what to place in the Goodwill bag and what to hang back in the closet, you need to examine your current relationship behaviors to determine what stays and what needs to go. You may need a wide push broom (or even a leaf blower), or maybe a less disruptive tool to help glean the undesirable traits from the behaviors you cherish. Just like the unwanted clothes in your giveaway bag, you need to rid yourself of a partner who has made you unhappy all winter long. If you find yourself hesitating to throw him in the bag, maybe you should identify what is holding you back. Just like the fear of one day needing that black sweater, which probably has holes in it and needs updating, you let fear stop you from tossing a stale relationship. Fear stops many of us from making smart decisions about love – fear of being alone, fear of starting over, and fear of future relationships that might not even be as good as the current one – much like fear that no store will ever sell a black sweater as cute as the one you just threw in the Goodwill bag. Your comfortable, but lacking, relationship fits like that familiar black sweater; you keep wearing it because it takes too much effort to find something better. Some of these reasons for staying in a stale

By Omar & Christie relationship may be justified, but many of them are not valid reasons to remain unhappy. So how do you make that tough decision to sweep him into the dustpan? First, try taking inventory of what you really want. Look in the mirror (while wearing that black sweater) and ask yourself, “Does this sweater (your man) make me feel as good as it did the first time I wore it or does it need to go on the curb for bulky pick up day?” If your honest answer turns out to be “on the curb” for bulky pick up, then a swift approach to relationship cleaning may allow you to focus on making room in your closet in time for a new sexy swimsuit and a hot, steamy summer romance at the beach. Just like throwing out that old black sweater, it may be best to toss it in the bag, put it on the curb, and move on. Even if that summer romance does not materialize right away, you now have room for choices. You can choose new hobbies, explore new interests, and build a whole new wardrobe without the guilt from that “frumpy black sweater” covering the real you. Discarding that comfortable, but unattractive, black sweater can take courage and the faith that better relationships lie ahead. The following two quotes may bring a little hope to those spring cleaners who are staring at the void left in the closet following spring cleaning: "Love is knowing that even after the harshest winter, spring will always come." ~Source Unknown "Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending." ~Maria Robinson

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pparently, I can train people at golf just fine, but that’s where my teaching talent ends. I adopted two dogs from a rescue shelter last August. Pouncey Furr and Casey Adeline were abused by their previous owners, making them a social nightmare. Thus began my six month quest to re-socialize them. In that time, they have destroyed three remotes, two pairs of shoes, numerous pieces of paper, a cell phone case and my LPGA card.

new behaviors are you trying to teach them?” The teacher in me dropped my head in shame. The truth was, I was expecting them to learn how to be house trained, use a dog door, get used to steps, adapt to a new feeding schedule, get used to each other (since they did not come from the same litter), stop chewing, etc.

Does that sound like you or your golf game? Six months ago, were you a “bad golfer” and by now do you expect to know how to putt, chip, hit sand shots, drive, read greens, etc.? Do you only react to the bad shots? As it turns out, training a dog is very similar We had humble beginnings. On the way into our first class, to making someone a good golfer. It takes the 50 pound Pouncey was shaking and digging her claws more time than you think. Practice must be into the pavement so badly that I finally had to carry her. consistent and back sliding should be That’s when the trainer called me an “enabler.” I took great expected. The more skills you are trying to offense until the evidence outweighed my indignation. learn, the longer it is going to take. Apparently, when either dog showed fear, I gave them At this point, Pouncey and Casey have attention in the form of “It’s OK. Oh, you poor thing!” stopped being so destructive. They listen When they received attention, they continued the bad 50% of the time, but not under pressure. behavior because it was working for them. It has taken a lot They are still deathly afraid of people, but of practice on my part to ignore the bad behavior and are improving in that area, too. In golf, as praise the good. I needed to change my habits before I could with dogs, it’s all behavior modification. It change theirs. Truthfully, it has taken longer than I thought takes time, consistent work, patience and a it would. good trainer. The process can be rough, but

Through great patience and under the guidance of one brilliant dog behaviorist, Pouncey and Casey have gotten much better. They can sit, stay, come, lie down, “leave it” and are learning to walk on a leash without ripping my arm off. Needless to say, it has been a process.

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Worst Family Photo Contest By Denise Heidel


ongratulations to Erin Thompson who won Forsyth Magazines’ Worst Family Photo Contest. Erin won the contest with 439 votes, secured by the support of her family and friends.

The contest began on our Facebook page on May 1st and lasted for 12 days. The $3,800 prize pack included the following gifts: • Family photo session and portrait from The Portrait Gallery, valued at $500. • A copy of “Awkward Family Photos” by Mike Bender, provided by Forsyth Woman. • Four tickets to see Sesame Street Live at War Memorial in Greensboro, valued at $140 from Forsyth Family. • A personal shopping makeover from Mainstream Boutique, valued at $100. • A $100 gift card to Jeffrey Adams for dinner! • A home interior consultation from June DeLugas, valued at $250. • Videography, courtesy of 201 Media, valued at $500. • A $100 gift card from Accent Prone! • A $100 gift card to Full Moon Oyster Bar! • A dugout suite, valued at $400, courtesy of the WinstonSalem Dash! • A round of golf for four, valued at $168, donated by Pine Brook Country Club. • A Sonicare Diamond toothbrush from Dr. Andrea Robinson, valued at $189. • Two tickets to the American Girl Fashion Show, valued at $70, donated by the Children’s Museum of WinstonSalem. • Four private English riding lessons, valued at $172, donated by Cash Lovell Stables. • A $100 gift card from Etc. Consignment! • Founders Club Dash Tickets for four that includes a table for four behind home plate, dinner, drinks & VIP Parking, a value of $180, donated by Marzano Capital Group of Clemmons. • A $100 gift card from Which Wich Superior Sandwiches. • A $50 gift card from Simply Southern Cuisine. • An Escape Spa Day, donated by Silkroad Salon and Spa, which includes a one hour Swedish massage, European Facial, spa manicure & pedicure, shampoo/blow dry/style and a spa lunch, worth $300! • A $65 massage and a $55 Private Pilates session from Inner Strength Pilates. • A $100 hair and make up session from Bella Upstyles. • A ½ day of taking on the winner’s "Honey Do List" and "Buzz Around for You" services, from Busy As a Bee Concierge, valued at $140.

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Erin’s winning photo dates back to 1982 when her aunt compiled family photos into a family tree photo album that was given to everyone in their family. Ironically, years later, the photo that was deemed the best at the time, was later voted the worst! Erin is very excited about the opportunity to have a new family photo taken, this time with her husband and son, her brother and his wife and their daughter, as well as her parents. She credits her win to the daily support of her family and friends, many of whom shared the link with their family and friends unconnected to Erin. Their rallying support yielded enough votes to get

her in the lead and secure top prize. But Erin knows the effort put behind the win and while Forsyth Magazines chose to only offer one prize, she has graciously offered to share some of her winnings with the runner up, Jennifer Rogers! We love a great sport and our whole team was deeply touched at Erin’s generosity! So CONGRATULATIONS to both Erin and Jennifer! We hope you enjoy your prizes and thank you to everyone who participated in Forsyth Magazines’ Worst Family Photo Contest! And a HUGE thank you to our amazing sponsors who donated so generously with their products, services, and talents!

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DODGE Melanoma Dodge Ball Tournament By Meghan E.W. Corbett here are many causes worthy of attention, and it can sometimes be hard to remain on top of them all. Some of the most important are those that benefit everyone in some way and lucky for us, one very special cause, the DODGE Melanoma Dodge Ball Tournament, just happens to be right here in Winston-Salem.


The 4th annual DODGE Melanoma Dodge Ball Tournament took place on the Wake Forest campus. The first one kicked off in 2010 under the leadership of Liza Casella, a 2011 Wake Forest University (WFU) graduate. “She put together the first dodge ball tournament in hopes of raising money and awareness about melanoma,” said Jen Averill, WFU’s Field Hockey Coach. Ben Hatch, the marketing and business development manager with Cutaneous Pathology, a local dermatopathology lab, learned about the tournament, and wanted to get involved. “My only role was to help increase the awareness of the tournament by getting local medical providers involved to perform skin cancer screenings and to help educate the public about the ABCDE’s of melanoma, A-symmetry, B-order, C-olor, Diameter, E-nlargement,” said Hatch. A former member of the WFU field hockey team, Casella saw first-hand how melanoma can affect people in the blink of an eye. “Melanoma has affected the Wake Forest team and touched its campus,” said Averill. “The dodge ball tournament is held in memory of a former teammate, Maria Whitehead, who lost her battle

with melanoma at the age of 25. Maria was a member of the first WFU field hockey team to win both ACC and NCAA championships. When Maria first arrived at WFU, she was small in size, but her determination and tenacity empowered those around her. She continues to be the reason why we are proud to be Demon Deacons. Her courage and fight reminds us to appreciate what we have, and her spirit and passion will never be forgotten.” The tournament is an annual event with information that can benefit everyone. “The main goal is to spread awareness about melanoma and provide information on the importance of sun protection,” said Averill. “We also want to raise money for melanoma research at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. WFU hopes to expand this tournament in the future, making it a cross-national tournament with other schools and field hockey programs. The Melanoma Research Foundation recognizes melanoma as one of the fastest growing cancers in the United States and worldwide. In the US alone, every eight minutes someone is diagnosed with melanoma and every hour someone will die from it. It is real, it is in our community and it is something we cannot ignore. We believe it is imperative to spread awareness about this illness and provide information about sun protection. College students are particularly vulnerable to this type of cancer, so having this benefit tournament on a college campus is one way we can prevent tragic stories like Maria’s from ever happening.” Kaitlyn Ruhf, one of the team’s senior captains and one of the student event organizers, helped make this year’s tournament such a success. “The Wake Forest Field Hockey team was very pleased with the outcome of the event,” said Ruhf. “We had such an enthusiastic group of participants that made the tournament fun for both players and onlookers. We also had many students, faculty members and other attendees utilize the free skin cancer screenings provided by three medical professional groups: Triad Dermatology, Wake Forest PA student Kristen Motley and Dr. Parag Gandhi. These skin screenings not only helped bring people to our event, they also provided great sun protection products, gave advice about skin health and checked for possible melanomas. Some of the skin checks discovered some potential suspicious lesions that alerted the individuals to seek further follow up. On the day of the tournament, we raised $3,565, but we are still continuing to look for financial donations from businesses and others who are interested in our cause.” Next year marks a very important milestone for the tournament. “The dodge ball tournament will be held again next year and will be the 5th Annual DODGE Melanoma Dodge Ball Tournament for Maria Whitehead and melanoma

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research,” said Ruhf. “Maria's jersey, #5, is the only Wake Forest Field Hockey jersey to be retired, meaning that the number five has particular significance to our field hockey team and the WFU family. For additional questions about the DODGE Melanoma Dodge Ball Tournament, contact Kaitlyn Ruhf at 484.542.1408 or To make a donation, please make checks payable to “Comprehensive Cancer Center of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center” or “CCCWFBMC/melanoma” and mail to Dodge Ball Melanoma Tournament, 211 Manchester Athletic Center, Winston-Salem, NC 27109. To learn more about skin cancer and melanoma treatment, call Triad Dermatology at 336.768.2180.

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Summer-ize Your Home! By Elisa D. Wallace

he air is filled with fragrant floral aroma. The day ends later, with the sun setting over fully bloomed trees. Children—free from school—run through sprinklers in the front yard, their smiling faces the epitome of this hot, yet lovely, season. Yes, summer has arrived. Since this season always has a positive mood-altering effect, it is also easy to see how it can bring good change to your home. Summer is the perfect time to get rid of the dark, “fallesque” décor of your house, and give rooms more freedom with the fresh, vibrant feel of this delectable season!


Summer breeze windows. Take down those heavy window curtains. Ikea offers inexpensive sheers that add a tranquil, ethereal feel to any interior space. Open up the doors and windows and let that summer breeze into your home! Let the outdoors set the tone. Bring in some summer greenery from the outdoors. You’ll immediately notice the serenity that comes with a room filled with fresh plants. If you don’t have a green thumb by nature, a simple and quick trip to your local farmers market can do wonders. Simply take home some freshly cut flowers and disperse throughout your home. Unusual containers (mason jars, family heirloom pitchers, etc.) give these flowers a unique look!

Clean up the clutter. Start by putting away those heavy fall and winter accessories, pillows and blankets. Bring in light accessories that remind you of a memory from the past vacation. A basket of seashells, tattered travelguide or vacation scrap book on your coffee table brings a care-free look. Plus, these items make for perfect conversation pieces during this deliciously lazy season! Color it up! Adding color doesn’t have to be expensive. Purchase a few inexpensive accent pillows with vibrant colors or eclectic prints like zebra. If you are still craving more of a change, try painting a wall or a room in your home in a vibrant color. Keep it simple with colors such as a bright yellow, fresh green, cool teal or poppy tangerine. Paint is a quick and inexpensive way to transform your entire space, yet still allows flexibility for change in the next season. Don’t forget the bathroom! Bring the ocean to the bathroom with a few strategically placed items. Change the bath mat to a bright azure color, adding color to the entire room. Incorporate light colored towels and, of course, shells for a fresh vibe. Add bright white flowers in a clear vase near the sink to complete the look. Tip: by using a white shower curtain, you can change the ambiance of the bathroom with the season.

Personal touches add life. Your home is your refuge – let your unique personality add the flare. Bring in summer memories from the past into this transition. Create playlists with memorable summer songs, light your favorite scented candles that evoke a summer-esque vibe, and display pictures from past summers to complete this summer interior evolution!


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Stacie called a good friend who lived in another stated and said, “I just wanted to hear your voice before I lay down.” I told her I had been drinking and I had taken some sleeping pills. She contacted my mom and the next thing I remember is waking up, crying hysterically and my mom walking down the hallway. January 31, 2011 (Stacie’s sobriety date!)

A Story About Addiction Part 3 By Wendee Goodman

Stacie told her mom she needed help and that there was a phone number on the kitchen counter. The woman who had helped her at her child’s birthday party took her to her first AA meeting and, after listening to another woman tell her story, Stacie stepped forward and picked up a white chip, which is called, The Chip of Surrender.

The Invitation Stacie said the key to recovery for her was turning her will and life over to the God of her understanding, following the 12-step program of Alcoholics Anonymous, having a sponsor who guided her through the program of AA, going to many meetings, building a network of women friends in the AA program, and taking every day one day at a time. She said, “I want to encourage anyone who is struggling with any addiction. There is hope, a solution and there is a chance for a better life.” AA Hotline: (336) 725-6031 In closing, I want to thank Stacie again for being a woman of strength, authenticity and genuine concern for others – all in a spirit of humility and hope. While the 12step program of Alcoholics Anonymous supported Stacie and guided her into recovery, it also helped her grow spiritually and deepened her relationship with God. I encourage everyone to look at the 12 steps and consider how they could impact your life in whatever area you would like to improve. Personally, I think this world would be a better place if we were all in the 12 step program! Remember that we deal with alcohol - cunning, baffling, powerful! Without help it is too much for us. But there is One who has all power - that One is God. May you find him now. Half measures availed us nothing. We stood at the turning point. We asked His protection and care with complete abandon. Here are the steps we took, which are suggested as a program of recovery:


n the March and April Editions of Forsyth Woman we met Stacie. Most women are willing to share celebrations in life, but few women are willing to share their struggles and darkest moments. I want to begin the final part of this series by thanking Stacie for her willingness to share her story on behalf of everyone who read this series.

Part 1 (April Edition): We were introduced to Stacie and learned about how she used alcohol to “fit in” as a teenager.

1. We admitted we were powerless over alcohol that our lives had become unmanageable. 2. Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity. 3. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him. 4. Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves. 5. Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs. 6. Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character. 7. Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.

Part 2 (May Edition): We followed Stacie’s highs and lows and her chance encounter with a woman who helped her when she needed it most.

8. Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all.

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9. Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.

After her son’s birthday party, Stacie didn’t want to go home. Stacie said, “I didn’t feel like I belonged in my own home.” Stacie stopped to buy a box of wine, noting that she had moved from sweet white wines to dark wines, not because she was developing a sophisticated palate for wine, but because the alcohol content was higher in the darker wines. She began drinking and drank until she passed out. She woke up and started drinking again. The next morning, she was drunk when she took her son to her mom’s house and after returning home, Stacie blacked out.

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10. Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong, promptly admitted it. 11. Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out. 12. Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs. How it works - Chapter 5, page 58-60 of the Book, Alcoholics Anonymous © Alcoholics Anonymous

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The Mountains or the Beach?

By Andy Fenn

he mountains or the beach? The coast or the hills? That’s always a dilemma in our beautiful, diverse state. We are so fortunate to have both the grandeur of the Blue Ridge and Appalachian mountains as well as the natural, pristine coastline of the Outer Banks and Crystal Coast. One of the most pleasant ways to enjoy all these natural resources of North Carolina is to go to a camp! I have two church retreat centers to introduce you to that offer unique insight into two areas that God has carved out for us to enjoy.


The first one is in the southwestern mountains near Hendersonville. Kanuga is an Episcopal Retreat Center that is open to other church denominations and non-profit organizations. There are excellent conference facilities and both indoor and outdoor meeting areas. Recreation is in abundance at Kanuga. The 100-acre lake offers scenic views, fishing, boating and of course, swimming. There are several miles of hiking trails with all degrees of challenge. The trail I hiked was a "moderate" hike that ran along a beautiful mountain stream up to the top of a mountain overlook of the surrounding ridges. Accommodations at Kanuga are as varied as the camp is. There are quaint, rustic cabins that are most comfortable and private along the hillside off the main road running through the camp. There is also a hotel type facility housed in the main building. The dining hall offers three buffet style meals a day. Working up an appetite for any of the meals is such a treat because the entire campus is breathtaking. Trinity Center is a coastal retreat center for the Episcopal Church in North Carolina. Tucked away between Bogue Sound and the Atlantic Ocean in Pine Knoll Shores, this camp is a jewel

We have seen many family reunions (complete with tshirts to indicate to whom the people belong) at Trinity Center. Our group of women from our church (infamously known as the “Episcochicks”) has taken two annual retreats to the Pelican House at Trinity Center. This is a well-appointed small group home with one and two person bedrooms, great room, kitchen and dining/meeting area as well as a chapel and cupola perfectly suited for solitude. The center’s dining hall offers three wonderful meals a day and a very accommodating and thoughtful staff. There is a swimming pool, beach access, bike trails, and a pier on the Sound that is perfect for sunset watching, and a camp for kids and plenty of options for families and small groups. So, next time you have a need for a group outing, check out our church camps! The websites are: and

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of a retreat center. They offer accredited day and overnight camps for children from third to twelfth grades in the summer. There are conference facilities for groups that include churches (other denominations are also welcome here) and non-profit groups. Road Scholar (Elderhostel) offers trips here as well.

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Time By Lindsay Craven


veryone loves a good movie — the exhilarating surround-sound, 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 latest flicks look to “Reel Time” to give you the good, the bad and the ugly! Send in your suggestion for movies to be reviewed, and you could win tickets to a current movie!

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This romantic comedy brings together an all-star cast of legends and up-and-comers alike. Unfortunately, the big dogs in the film can’t make up for the gaping holes in the story line that leave this film feeling like a puzzle that we’re not given all the pieces to.

There have been several films and shows released in the last couple of years about the iconic Alfred Hitchcock. This particular film is the story about the bland yet visionary director’s path to making the legendary horror film, Psycho.

Don (Robert De Niro) and Ellie (Diane Keaton) are a divorced couple who’ve been separated and without contact for 10 years when they have to reunite for their adopted son’s wedding.

While the film does stick closely to the hurdles Hitchcock (played by Anthony Hopkins) had to jump through to get Psycho made and into theaters, it is also an inside view of the complicated romance he had with his wife, Alma Reville (Helen Mirren).

The only problem is that Don is now with Ellie’s former best friend, Bebe (Susan Sarandon). And not only that, but their adopted son’s very Catholic birth mother is coming to the wedding, and she’s not aware of his adoptive parents’ sinful divorce. Of course, there are several side stories with the other siblings in the family. Jared (Topher Grace) is a handsome and charming maternity ward physician who is nearly 30 and still a virgin. Lyla (Katherine Heigl) is the oldest daughter who’s struggling with her marriage, and her difficulties in trying to become a mother. We also get several hilarious moments with Catholic priest Father Moinighan (Robin Williams) as he tries to help this hopelessly lost family with their spiritual dilemmas. Overall the film has some decent laughs but it came across as though someone cut an hour of storyline out to make for a shorter film. It translated into a pieced together story that rushed through the conflicts in the film to resolve them quickly for a happy ending and an hour and a half run time. Wait for DVD on this one.

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While this film honors the memory of the great filmmaker, and the often great lengths he would go to in order to bring his films to fruition, it is more of an homage to the strong woman who stood behind him to make sure he realized all of his dreams and ambitions. Mirren shines as Alma and carries the role with all of the elegance and quick wit that we enjoy from her in real life. We follow her through the shadows of Hitchcock as she struggles with her unconditional love and admiration for her husband, and her emotional and physical needs as a wife (needs Hitchcock apparently ignored in order to admire and obsess over his leading ladies). Overall the film was intriguing from start to finish. If you’re looking for a documentary style story of the making of Psycho, you shouldn’t necessarily rush out to grab this flick, but if you’d like a speculative look on Hitchcock’s private life during the making of the film, this might be for you.

What To Expect When You’re Expecting (3 out of 5 reels) Available on Netflix now A romantic comedy adapted from the nationally recognized pregnancy guide by Heidi Murkoff, this story follows five relationships struggling with their upcoming bundles of joy. Jules (Cameron Diaz) and Evan (Matthew Morrison) are TV dance show celebrities and off-air lovers who find themselves with an unexpected pregnancy that pits them against one another as they can’t decide on anything about the kid. Holly (Jennifer Lopez) and Alex (Rodrigo Santoro) are a couple desperately trying to make their dreams of adoption a reality, while Alex struggles with his fears of becoming a father. Wendy (Elizabeth Banks) and Gary (Ben Falcone) are a newly pregnant couple quickly realizing that pregnancy isn’t all the commercials and books make it out to be. Meanwhile, Gary’s father Ramsey (Dennis Quaid), a retired racecar driving legend, and his trophy wife Skyler (Brooklyn Decker) are expecting twins at the same time. And finally, there’s Rosie (Anna Kendrick) and Marco (Chace Crawford), a couple of twenty-somethings that get a surprise following a one-night stand. There are countless funny moments in this busy romantic comedy but they squeezed in so many storylines that you don’t really connect with any of the characters. It’s definitely worth a watch for a night at home or girl’s night in though!

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Not Your Average Father’s Day Brunch! By Emily Eileen Carter & Elisa Wallace

No girlie recipes allowed! For this upcoming Father’s Day, treat the father in your life with a brunch that will have him begging for seconds – or even thirds! Instead of a traditional brunch featuring lighter fare, Forsyth Woman decided to provide our readers with delicious, stick-to-your-bones, manly dishes perfect for this celebration. Read on for recipes so mouth-watering that you may need to incorporate them into your regular menu!

Bacon Spinach Quiche 3/4 pound sliced bacon 1 (9 inch) single refrigerated pie crust 6 eggs, beaten 1 1/2 cups heavy cream

Nutty Buckwheat Flatcakes

Baked Garlic Cheese Grits

Fresh Orange Juice

3/4 cup buckwheat flour

4 eggs, beaten

4 Oranges

3/4 cup unbleached white all-purpose flour

2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

Directions Cut each orange in half. Squeeze into a glass. You may also use a citrus reamer to do this. If you want less pulp, use a hand juicer with a strainer.

3 tablespoons sugar 1/5 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt

¼ teaspoon garlic powder 2 cups regular grits ¼ teaspoon pepper

1/2 cup chopped green onion

1.5 cups buttermilk 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

½ cup sharp cheddar or pepper jack cheese to top

2 eggs

Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a 4 quart casserole dish. Bring chicken broth, water, salt, and pepper to boil. Stir in grits and whisk until completely combined. Reduce heat to low and simmer until thickened, about 5-8 minutes. Add shredded cheddar cheese and butter, stir. Gradually add beaten eggs. Pour mixture into greased casserole dish and top with sharp cheddar or pepper jack cheese. Bake 30-40 minutes until set.

Flour About 1 quart of 2-percent milk Salt and pepper Directions In a large skillet, brown sausage over medium heat. Add flour (enough to coat the sausage). Stir until it absorbs the grease from the sausage. Add milk (1 quart or more, as needed), salt and pepper. Stir until thickened. If it’s too thick, add more milk. Pour over biscuits. Enjoy!

1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese

¾ stick butter

1-pound package pork sausage

1 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped spinach - thawed, drained and squeezed dry

4 cups chicken broth 2 cups water

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2 dashes Worcestershire sauce 5 dashes hot pepper sauce, or to taste

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup pecans or walnuts, chopped

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Directions Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Place the bacon in a large, deep skillet, and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain the bacon slices on a paper towel-lined plate. Chop when cool. Fit the pie crust into a 9inch pie dish, and set aside. In a bowl, whisk together the eggs, cream, salt, black pepper, Worcestershire sauce, and hot pepper sauce. Spread the spinach into the bottom of the pie crust; top with bacon, Cheddar cheese, and green onion. Pour the egg mixture over the filling, and sprinkle the quiche with Parmesan cheese. Bake in the preheated oven until the top is lightly puffed and browned, and a knife inserted into the center of the quiche comes out clean, 35 to 45 minutes.

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Summer Learning Loss & What Our Community is Doing About It! By Barbara Saulpaugh, M.A. & Sharon Frazier, WSFCS


hat is summer learning loss? Pretty simply put, many children in our community lose some of their academic skills and knowledge over the summer. Why does summer learning loss matter? Summer learning loss is cumulative, summer after summer, and broadens each year. It has a tremendous impact on students’ success, including high school completion, post-secondary education and work force preparedness. We cannot afford to spend nearly 10 months of every year devoting enormous amounts of intellect, energy and money to promoting student learning and achievement, and then walk away from that investment every summer! Who does it affect most? A recent study found that about two-thirds of the achievement gap between lowerand higher-income ninth graders could be explained by summer learning loss during the elementary school years. What is our community doing about it? The Amazing Summer E.S.C.A.P.E. Learning Challenge is a summer learning loss prevention initiative of Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools’ Office of Parental Involvement and the Forsyth County Council of PTAs that was launched in June 2012 as a part of the

district's PARENT POWER! K12 Parent Education Series. The overarching goal of this initiative is to support, identify, and connect students and families to impactful summer learning experiences and opportunities in our community…in our community centers, parks, churches, grocery stores, restaurants, etc. No entity is too small or too great! The participation from year one of the Amazing Summer E.S.C.A.P.E. Initiative was promising: over 3,000 students participated in the challenge, and thanks to the wonderful support of 20 community partners, including the Forsyth County Public Library, WS Recreation & Parks, Forsyth County Parks, and the Children’s Museum, the initiative provided several free community-wide summer learning events to promote the benefits of continuous learning…especially during the summer. This year’s program will be bigger and better and we’ll get started on Saturday, June 1st at Hanes Mall. Registration will be held from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. For more information on how to get involved or provide an event or activity, contact Sharon Frazier at 336-748-4000 Extension 34225 or

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By Chante Thomas-Hood

Break Away


s a woman, there is a phrase that all of us should be well familiar with when it comes to the hustle and bustle of life and it’s called, “taking a break.” Between working, tending to the house, and watching the same cartoon episode six times with your kids, a break is more than necessary. Many of us allow ourselves to get to the burn-out point which is the moment where no one is safe in the house because you just might blow a fuse. Why put ourselves through this when all that is needed is a simple week away? Ok, a week is a stretch, but in some of our minds a seven day getaway doesn’t sound half bad. There are so many things that seem to take precedence over getting our beloved time away and when we finally realize we need it, we have trouble coming up with what to do. There have been multiple times when I feel myself getting to the “Cruella De’Ville” stage and I just manage to push through it – mainly because things just have to get done! The truth of the matter is that it wasn’t until I was told that it was OK to take time for myself, that I saw the green light to follow through. Many of us just need the go ahead from our beloved husbands, girlfriends or coworkers that taking time for you is healthy and mandatory. Yes, I included the word mandatory because every lady should know that under the word woman, in addition to the other laundry list of positives, includes a bold statement that reads: Taking time for yourself is OK and should be allowed often.

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I do realize that some of us are true workaholics and may not see or feel the need for such a thing while others head for the hills whenever they get a free moment. In the end, there are several proven benefits for those who find something to do that is unrelated to school, work or other weekly routines. Collecting yourself during these times has been known to improve your mental, physical, and spiritual well being. So in reality, you are treating yourself three times over. Now that’s something to raise your wine glass to while relaxing! Women who are making it happen in 2013 should not apologize or feel guilty for time needed away from a monotonous work week or the unpaid hours spent organizing, cleaning, cooking, and tending to the kids. Although I am sure the commitment to family and friends in these areas have been well

received, I am certain that everyone would benefit from the kinder version of you. Since our time is our most valuable asset, and once it’s gone, we cannot get back, it is only fair that we pay ourselves in this same measure. Ladies, we are the heart of our homes and each of us represents a piece of something that is truly invaluable. This value is derived from the time we spend at work, the dedication to additional projects, the levels of commitment to our family and friends, and the amounts of love we pour into them. This is just a portion of the things that contribute to the essence of who we are. So the next time you find yourself looking for your misplaced keys in the refrigerator, or looking for your phone when you are talking on it, please do yourself the greatest favor and take a break!

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Christie Hunter Registered Dietitian Christie Hunter was the featured keynote speaker at this year’s American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women Luncheon in Greensboro, NC, on Monday, May 6, 2013, at the Koury Convention Center. This year’s luncheon’s theme was “Make It Your Mission” and celebrated the energy, passion and power that women have to band together to wipe out heart disease and stroke. Heart disease is still the No. 1 killer of women, causing 1 in 3 deaths each year. Go Red for Women gives women the tools they need to combat this disease. Christie Hunter, RD, is a strong advocate of the Go Red cause and addressed her “Simple 6” ways that women can reduce their risk for heart disease. She talked about how women can incorporate the following into their lives: “real foods,” planning healthy meals, changing their view on snacks, adding fats, eating breakfast every day, and looking at the bigger picture. “My mission is to teach women in the Triad that there are simple lifestyle steps that play such a key role in preventing heart disease. Education is essential if we are going to make those important lifestyle changes. I’d like my young daughters to grow up knowing about heart disease,” said Hunter. Hunter has been an RD for 12 years and is a respected resource in the field of nutrition and dietetics. She offers nutritional counseling as well as worksite, group and individual counseling. She has worked as a nutrition consultant for the Kernersville Family YMCA, Volvo, DH Griffin, Bank of Oak Ridge and Senior Services of Winston-Salem. She is a member of the American Dietetic Association and the Greensboro Dietetic Association, as well as the Weight Management and Nutrition Entrepreneurs practice groups. Before starting her own venture, Christie was a full time Clinical Dietitian at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center where she served as Wellness and Nutrition Coordinator for its employee wellness program. She lives in Kernersville with her husband and 2 daughters. For more information visit or email

Kim Vaughn Kim Vaughn worked as a pension actuary for Booke and Company, which became Aon Consulting from 1989 to 1998. She was then a senior vice president at BB&T and manager of the Executive Benefits Department from 1998 to 2006. She then decided to leave the corporate world and be a "stay at home" mom while her husband commuted to Chicago for his job. “I have a daughter, Anna,” said Vaughn, “who is now 17. During that time, I was president of the PTA at my daughter's school, planned my class reunion, cared for my ailing mother-in-law, and ran a small business from my home. In 2008, the opportunity came along to purchase Ruff Housing, a small existing business which fit right in with my passion for dogs. After much research into the industry, my husband and I purchased the business. Since then, I have continued to run the day-to-day operations and grow the business. We expanded the existing location and opened a second location. We have grown from about 5 employees to about 85 employees, and built structured manuals, procedures and training programs for each job. At Ruff Housing, we focus on quality care for each dog and provide a fun, supervised, open play environment.” Vaughn is also one of the 2013 Women in Business Award recipients, and Ruff Housing was named the Family Business of the Year in the small business category for 2011.

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Susan Morris Susan Morris, The Arts Council’s new Director of Community Resource Development, dreams dreams, and then makes them reality. Two community projects are evidence of this fact: the Scene in Winston-Salem Scavenger Hunt and Treks in the City: Winston-Salem. She co-founded, organized, marketed, and executed a downtown scavenger hunt that highlighted the arts, history, architecture, businesses, and community of downtown Winston-Salem, raising over $20,000 for the Downtown Winston-Salem partnership’s Meade Willis Fund. The areas of interests in the scavenger hunt are now featured on Treks in the City, a mobile and Web application that allows users to create their own walking tour of downtown Winston-Salem. Though Susan was trained as an educator (BA in Elementary Education from University of West Florida) and taught four years in the Forsyth County Schools, marketing and promotion are a great love. The same goes for civic engagement; she’s a doer. Susan has served on the West End Neighborhood Association board, The Arts Council’s Public Art Committee, and is a member of the Winston-Salem Centennial Commission. Currently, her most exciting achievement is working with local artists to create downtown bicycle racks that also serve as public art tributes to the Winston-Salem Centennial celebration in May. Recent awards and honors include: DWSP Downtown Excellence Award: Scene in W-S Scavenger Hunt (2011) & Treks in the City Mobile App (2012); 2011 & 2012 Smitty’s Notes Best of Winston-Salem Award: Local Scenester/Mover & Shaker; 2012 Local Hero: Community Advocate in Winston-Salem Monthly Magazine- June 2011; and 2012 Community Volunteer Recognition: “Project We Care.”

Dr. Lacey Rush Hanging above the desk of Dr. Lacey Rush is a placard that reads “Living the dream,” a jovial expression that serves as her professional motto. After nearly a decade of continuous education and travel, Dr. Rush has settled in Forsyth County as one of the area’s newest small animal veterinarians. A native of Memphis, TN, she grew up in a household full of dogs, cats, hedgehogs, turtles and a menagerie of other domestic species, an upbringing that ignited her passion for animals. She began to pursue a career in veterinary medicine at Auburn University where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Zoology and a master’s in Molecular Biology. Also, during her time in Auburn, she competed for the varsity women’s soccer team and met her first love, a Pomeranian named “Tink.” From there she moved to Knoxville and earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Tennessee. After graduation, she settled in Winston-Salem with her now four Pomeranian puppies, Tink, Bear, Neil and Melon, where she has been practicing for the past year. She has recently joined Animal Hospital West as their newest associate veterinarian. Her professional interests include advanced internal medicine with a focus on endocrine disorders, dermatology, ophthalmology and critical care medicine.

Living Gently: 30-Day Challenge By Denise Heidel Bing Crosby once sang, “When I’m worried and I can’t sleep, I count my blessings instead of sheep.” Counting your blessings is an opportunity to focus on what you have instead of what you don’t have. In our world of want-it-alland-want-it-now, have we forgotten to fall asleep counting our blessings? Here’s a 30-day challenge for you: learn to count your blessings. Every day, make it a challenge to find at least one blessing in your life and see if you can’t make it a part of your daily routine. When you’re frustrated by your situation, look for the blessing. • The food in the pantry may not be exactly what the family wants for dinner, but at least the cabinets are not bare. • The weight problem you may struggle with is evidence that we have enough to eat. • At least the screaming baby who won’t allow her parents to have more than two hours of sleep per night is healthy. • We can’t afford to go to the movies this week, but at least we have board games for family night. • The medicine at the pharmacy is so expensive, but at least we have insurance to help cover the costs. • What a terrible picture of me! But at least I’m surrounded by the ones I love. • The amount of homework my child has is ridiculous, but at least he has the opportunity to learn. • My best friend moved away, but at least we have phone and email to keep us connected. • It’s so hot in the house, but at least there is a lovely breeze outside. • I cannot believe my car has that scratch, but at least it runs well and gets good gas mileage. Counting your blessings is a form of gratitude and a way to remember that no matter how bleak things may look, there are always things for which we can be thankful. In this busy, chaotic, craziness of our daily lives, the few extra seconds to count your blessings are worth the time.

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Got Rhythm? By Andy Fenn


have little musical ability but I do love a good beat. Rhythm is core to our very being. Our heart beats rhythm into our bodies every few seconds, keeping us alive. It is our internal musical instrument and it tells our bodies to keep on working. Drumming has been a form of communication since man has walked this earth. The use of the djembe drum can be a healing force, a soothing tonic, a warning of impending war and the glue that binds us together in community. On Gallery Hop nights in Winston-Salem, we can step into this beautiful, healing world of drumming. Through the Golden Flower Tai Chi Center, the Tam Tam Mandingue (TTM) group offers a free, try-it-yourself session of drumming from 7-9 pm on the first Friday of each month. Usually these sessions are held in the middle of closed off Trade Street (weather permitting) and anyone can join in and drum with the group. No instrument is needed (they have plenty to share) and no musical ability is necessary. Bill Schedt is the director of TTM in WinstonSalem. He has studied several western musical instruments and began drumming fifteen years ago. He studied drumming with the founder of TTM, Mamady Keita, as well as

with Tito Puente (a gifted Caribbean percussionist mentioned before in Local Vocals). Drumming is his passion and we are fortunate that he has chosen our town with whom to share his talent. Through Golden Flower and Tam Tam Mandingue, a program called Health Beat is offered. It focuses on health and utilizes the healing benefits of drumming. Drumming has been medically researched and the results are documented on the websites mentioned following this article. Stress, depression, chronic pain, cancer, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease have been studied to determine the beneficial effect drumming has on them. My friend, drumming advocate and Grassroots Salon and Day Spa pedicurist extraordinaire, Shelly Malady, says of drumming, “Music has always been a form of natural medicine to me and on a holistic level I think it would appeal to your (Forsyth Woman) readers.” Shelly is a wealth of knowledge on wellness and if she offers drumming as a tonic, it is certainly worth giving it a shot! Try out a drumming session at Gallery Hop on June 7th in front of Golden Flower. is the drumming website and links to Golden Flower’s website. Golden Flower is located at 612 Trade Street.

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Tiffany and Adam McIver, owners of Goodbodies smoothie bar (located in the Jerry Long YMCA), are thanking Jesus for the arrival of their first born son. Emerson McIver was born on April 25th at 6:41am weighing in at 6lbs 6 oz and measuring 20".

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Local Teachers Learning New Lessons By Kelly Melang


orsyth Woman is excited about the Ramblin’ Rose, a women’s triathlon that includes a 225 yard swim, 8 mile bike, and 2 mile run, in Winston-Salem, August 18th! “This is such a great way to start something new, to celebrate women,” said Keela Johnson, Publisher of Forsyth Woman. “It is so inspiring to watch women cross that finish line for the first or the 10th time - the result is the same - TRIUMPH!” Forsyth Woman is pleased to announce our Training the Teachers Team, a group of six elementary school teachers from Old Richmond Elementary School in Tobaccoville, NC. Abby Knox, PE teacher at the school and a Ramblin’ Rose veteran, is putting together schedules and talking to other teachers about how much fun the sport of triathlon can be when partnered with the Ramblin’ Rose. “Some of these teachers have run a race or two, or walked a few races, but they have not combined the sports of swimming/biking/running for triathlon. I am excited to see the changes as they train, and even more excited to share the Ramblin’ Rose experience with them in August,” says Knox.

“Many of these teachers inspire children in their classroom to take chances, to step outside the box and do something different. We are excited to give back to these teachers and help them do something different,” says Johnson, “And what better place to start than the welcoming family of Ramblin’ Rose. This group is so welcoming, the triathlon so laid back, that it makes the experience a positive one. Many are finishing it and already wondering when they can sign up for the next one.” Ms. Moore, music teacher at Old Richmond, is taking inventory. “I have a bike, and I’m a pretty good swimmer,” she said. “I’m glad that I have some time to work on my running. I’ve always wanted to do this and I am excited.”

It doesn’t take much to get your feet wet in the Gateway YMCA pool for the Ramblin’ Rose Women’s Only Triathlon. Anyone new to the sport can do their first race with the basics of equipment: bike, running gear, swimsuit, goggles and cap. As we build up to race day, Forsyth Woman will talk about additions to your gear if you choose, and how to set up your transition area as you transition from swimming to biking, and then biking to running. Our teachers will be learning this process during the course of their training, taking notes as teachers do, and putting forth their best effort as is always expected from their students. Think about signing up for the Ramblin’ Rose triathlon, just as the teachers from Old Richmond Elementary School did - make that commitment and it will help your training plan. A copy of a basic training plan, a list of basic gear needed, and a wish list for the perfect race can be found on our blog, along with training tips and preparation tips for race day. If you could pick one race to try a tri, Ramblin’ Rose is the race to choose. A women’s only race, geared for the beginner while making the expert feel welcome, this is a celebration of the sport of triathlon and a celebration of women. Give a Tri a Try - for more information you can visit Endurance Magazine’s website site at: winston-salem-tour-home.

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Move It and Lose It

School’s Out - Get Off the Couch By Kelly Melang


e are quickly approaching the end of the school year, with many kids patiently waiting for the EOG (End Of Grade) testing and that day where they throw the pencil and papers up in the air singing the Alice Cooper song, “School’s Out for Summer.” Don’t let them become couch potatoes because it is easier to let them play video games than getting them moving. Get the whole family moving with these motivation tips to getting the children off the couch and into their first race. July in WinstonSalem holds the Kids Triathlon at Bermuda Run where children can participate in the swimming/biking/running of the fitness revolution. Designed with different distances based on age, this is a positive family event that celebrates fitness. Want to get your child on the path of summertime fitness? You children don’t know it, but they’ve already perfected the three elements of fitness in their time in the gym or on the recess playground at school. In essence, they are ready for their first kid’s triathlon already. Have they played the game of “it”? In running away from children who are chasing them, sometimes for a longer period of time, they have practiced endurance. Have they climbed the ladders then crossed the monkey bars at the playground? Then they’ve experienced strength training. And each time they bend down to touch their toes or tie their shoes, they’ve experienced flexibility. So you do not have to take your child to the gym and put them in the weight room to keep them fit. Getting outside and playing sports, or simply playing with peers, is enough to get them fit. Make your adventures active. Did you know that there are great walking trails in the Triad for all fitness levels? Start simple with a walk along downtown’s Old Salem to the greenway, then work your

way up to hiking Pilot Mountain or Hanging Rock. Getting them outside to see the sights and making it interesting will keep them moving. Get the friends involved. Watching kids sit around a pool? Plan an Olympic Challenge with different water exercises. Get them to play a game of Marco Polo. Instead of watching them play video games, plan a backyard challenge including several types of fitness, such as chin-ups and crunches. Chores are your friend. Plan outdoor chores for your children. Did you know that you could burn 216 calories for a 100-pound person? Not only can you teach them about organic practices and how to grow your own meal, but also, EVERYONE gets fit in the process. Set the example. Make family exercise play dates. Don’t take them to the trampoline park and sit on your phone while they exercise. Get out and play with them. If you are exercising during the summer, bring your children with you. You never know, exercising together could develop a love of running or cycling. Swimming in the pool could be a great way to not only keep them safe during the summer, but also get them in shape. Just because school is out for the summer doesn’t mean that your children shouldn’t learn more about the benefits of exercise. Studies show that children who start exercise at an early age develop skills that continue into adulthood. Exercise not only helps the mind and the body, but it develops social skills such as team spirit, perseverance, and determination. Call April Hartsook for her Bring the Kids to Exercise Program and start Moving It and Losing It with the kids!

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By Raven BORN FREE! As free as the wind blows! As free as the grass grows! Born free… What? Oh, ahem – yes, excuse me…my apologies.

Dear Fans and Friends, Well, the time has finally come, and I’m officially departing the world of gainful employment – answering the call of the wild, going native, becoming a “gelding in the mist,” whatever you want to call it. This is my last article for Forsyth Woman and Forsyth Family magazines because I am retiring, from writing AND from riding, to go live with the apple lady. By the time you read this, I’ll be fully ensconced in my new home, along with my buddy Neville, where we’ll live out our lives in peace and quiet. We’ll have large pastures all to ourselves and a great view of Pilot Mountain. We’ll stop working a punishing 10 hours per week and have free time to do whatever we want. Plus, we get to take our horse shoes off, and we can’t wait to run bare-hoofed through the fields. Naturally, we have big plans for the coming years. First, we intend to play a lot of checkers, and we might even learn chess. Additionally, we are hoping for a large flatscreen TV in our shelter so we can watch the Kentucky Derby, the Rolex and our favorite football teams, the Colts and the Broncos. I’ll still have my iPhone and laptop for surfing the web, emailing, and playing games, of course, and as any good retiree should do, I will probably also write a book. Since I know the demand will be high, I’ll try to get to it as quickly as possible. There will be non-stop grazing, too, and plenty of sunbathing as well. When we’ve exhausted ourselves from that, we may try our hooves at power-napping. But we’ll also have to stay in shape, so we’ll try to briskly walk the fence line several times a week (sort of the equine version of mall-walkers). And we’d prefer to do a bit of traveling – Myrtle Beach is at the top of the list – and try to get around town as much as possible with the apple lady and her friends. I’d like to see a Dash game and visit Old Salem, maybe go to a Wake football tailgate party, etc., so I’ll probably see many of you out and about. There will be much from Hidden K Stables that we will miss, primarily our equine friends and the barn cats, but also the Little General and her family, as well as the barn staff and the riders. And I will specifically miss Marjorie, my field sparrow friend, and Shadow, the cutest, sweetest pony ever (maybe he will be allowed to come for a sleepover every now and then). It goes without saying that I’ll miss inciting barn revolts and teaching the other horses about herd hierarchy. I’m not quite sure how the place will be able to go on without me, but they’ll have to struggle through. I’m a bit concerned that my proximity to the apple lady will increase her co-dependence on me, but I’ve got ways of telling her to leave me alone, so I’ll just have to be clear about it. Besides, she’s actually not that bad – a little too touchy-feely for me, but there are worse things in life than being fawned over too much. At least she’ll finally be off my back (literally and figuratively)! Our retirement party is being planned at this very moment, and while I realize that gold watches are the standard fare at these types of soirees, I would prefer an industrial-sized fan and a pair of Ray-Bans. Neville would like a guitar. Send all gifts to Hidden K Stables in Pfafftown, and they will be forwarded to us.

Taking in the view of Pilot Mountain with the apple lady.

I know you’ll miss my monthly articles terribly, but I’ll try to check back in on occasion and let you know how I am doing. Plus, if you “like” my Facebook page, which you can find at, you’ll have the inside scoop on what I’m up to in my golden Love from the pasture, years, and I’ll post pictures of my adventures, too. Since I’ll be in retirement, it may not be much. I never thought I would say it, but I’m really looking forward to being a pasture ornament – where the grass is always greener no matter which side of the fence you’re on!

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CALENDAR of Upcoming Events JUNE 2013

THROUGH JUNE 9 5TH ANNUAL PRETZEL COASTER BUILDOFF 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





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

JUNE 7 THE WIZARD OF OZ BALLET & “LET’S GET LOUD” 6:30-8:30pm, Reynolds High School. The Ballet & Performing Arts Centre will present The Wizard of Oz Ballet & "Let's Get Loud" (variations from jazz, tap, hip hop, lyrical & modern classes). Cost: $15/children; $20/adults. 923.2585

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



JUNE 8 & 22

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

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



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

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


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

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

JUNE 1-2 OPEN HOUSE AT THE MEADOWBROOK HOUSE 2-4pm, 4438 Driftwood Drive in Clemmons. The new upscale assisted living family care home located in Clemmons, is hosting an Open House. Meet and greet our certified, licensed medical staff, tour our beautiful home's six private suites, large open-concept kitchen, elegant living and dining areas, and comfortable outdoor patio. Refreshments will be served. 283.6001, or

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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





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

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





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

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.

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

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


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.

Weekly Dining & Drink Specials: Monday Create your own pasta station $9.95 Adults, $4.95 Children


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$5 Select Wine Night

Wednesday Ladies’ Night, $5 Martini's


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.


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.






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.

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

8-11:30am, Reynolda Village. Vendorproduced farmers market includes crafts, produce, flowers, meat, eggs, honey, goat cheese, wine tasting, peanuts, breads and much more. 414.1026

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


25 cent WINGS! $2 Bud Light Drafts $3 Blue Moon & Red Oak Drafts

Friday & Saturday Prime Rib

Wine Event on Tuesday June 18th Wine & Cheese Party ~ $5 Select Wines.

Music “Live” on Fridays Starts at 9pm ALL Local Artists June 7th - Jamie Carroll June 14th - Tommy Jones Trio June 21st - Katelyn Marks June 28th - Mezza Voce Saturdays "LATE NIGHT" Karaoke with DJ Todd White ~ EVERY Saturday! Drink Specials & Dancing!! 9pm-1am

336.922.6227 5232 Robinhood Village Dr. Winston-Salem, NC Mon-Thurs 11am-9pm Fri-Sat 11am-until… Sun CLOSED

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1. Didyouplanonworkingintheschoolsystem? Howdidyouchoosethistypeofjob? What has surprised you about becoming principal? Funny, but I initially thought I would own a restaurant or be a pilot when I was younger. Between my freshman and sophomore years in college, and being very methodical, I took every interest inventory trying to choose a direction for my career. These tests are so valuable to students, not just to help with career choices, but to confirm a career choice. From these inventories, I found out I enjoyed working with young people and teaching. From there, I didn’t look back and began earning my teaching degree. My first job out of college was with Mineral Springs Middle School. What has surprised me? The variety of interactions in a principal's day - from students to teachers to parents to the community- I try every day to make a positive impact with everyone I meet.

2. Whatadvicewouldyougivetoyoungeradults thinkingaboutacareerintheschoolsystem? Research is your key. Make sure you find the right fit. Most people say it, and it is true - it takes a special person to become a school teacher. One of the best ways to find out more about teaching is through volunteering or substitute teaching in schools. Each school is unique, and through volunteering, you can gain a better understanding of which type of school is the best fit for you. Also, work with youth groups, churches, or any organizations where children are involved.

3. Whatisyourgreatestobstacleworkingwithchildrenofallagesandraces? One of our greatest obstacles is helping teachers to individualize instruction for students' specific learning needs. Teachers have various levels of students in the classroom. It is my job to help them be creative, think outside the box and adjust their teaching to reach all students.

4. Whatsetsyouapartfromotherprincipals? I think my positive attitude sets me apart. I try every day to make a positive impact with the people I encounter. A principal's role extends beyond interactions with students - a large part of my job is interacting with teachers and the community to create a productive learning environment for our students.

5. Wheredoyouseetheschoolsysteminfiveyears? I would love to see WSFCS leading the state's school systems in academic achievement and student growth. Positive achievement and growth begins in elementary school; we are the foundation. What happens in elementary school affects not only the academics, but also children's attitudes about school. Working hard to give every student the right start is the challenge for elementary school staff.

6. IfyoucouldnominatealocalteacherforPresident,whowoulditbe? I’ve worked with a lot of people in my career in the school system, but Donna Nolte, first grade teacher at Old Richmond Elementary, stands out. She comes to school with a great attitude every day, her patriotism is outstanding, and she has the ability to work with any type of student. I could see her sitting behind the desk in the Oval Office. She is a great American.

7. Howwouldyoudefineyourlegacy? I want to make a positive impact by showing that I care about students, staff, parents and the community. I want to see our students graduating from high school and becoming successful, productive citizens, while always remembering that their pathway to success began at Old Richmond Elementary School.

8. Whatisyourguilty pleasure? Oh, my goodness, chocolate! (Milk... doesn’t matter.) Morgan, my daughter, has to share her Christmas stocking, Halloween candy and Easter basket with me.

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Brian Brookshire Kelly Melang always gets the last word with the woMEN of Winston! As Father’s Day approaches, the last word caught up with a father making a difference in children’s lives. Brian Brookshire, principal of Old Richmond Elementary School, not only is father to Morgan and Tyler, but a role model to the hundreds of children attending Old Richmond. He is one of only four men in the school. We found him behind his desk getting ready for morning announcements.

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A a.l.o.e. .............................................53 Accent Prone...................................10 Accessorize This! ............................85 Allegacy.........................................132 Allergy Partners...............................22 Amanda’s Permanent Makeup.......105 Andrea Robinson, DDS......................8 Animal Hospital West ......................77 Appalachian Summer Festival..........81 April Hartsook Personal Trainer .....119

B Barnhill’s .......................................105 Becky Davis ..................................105 Beer for My Horses .........................93 Bella Upstyles..................................35 Best Bet Painters .............................61 Bleu & Barnardin’s...........................48 Bloomday Granite & Marble.............67 Body Integration at YPP...................47 Bridal Show in the Ballpark............129 BrookStone....................................105 Burklee Printing .............................101 Busy as a Bee .................................47 Handpicked Consignments..............93 Hauser Rental................................109 Hawthorne Eye Care..........................9 CareNet .........................................102 Heavenly Cheesecakes by Becky ..120 Carolina Custom Draperies..............79 Hillcrest Vision...............................111 Carolina Garage Door ......................55 Casanova’s Confections..................91 Hip Chics.........................................43 Charleston Custom Painters ..........103 Homewatch Caregivers ...................85 Chermak & Hanson .........................87 Hospice & Palliative Care Center......79 Chris’ Lawncare ..............................61 House Matters House Cleaners...................91, 121 Chrystal Yates................................120 House Matters Lawn Care ...............85 Clemmons Bicycle Shop ...............119 Hummingbird Designs.....................63 Clemmons Comprehensive Dental...73




College Cornhole ...........................103 Cricket’s Nest ..................................99 Inner Strength Pilates.......................10



Dawson Tree Service.....................120 Jeffrey Adams on Fourth .................95 Denise Moseley...............................87 June DeLugas Interiors....................39 Diet Center.......................................59 Discount Hardwoods.......................97 Kingery & Kingery ...........................43 Dream Maker Kitchens ....................11 Duke Eye Center..............................57 Laster’s Fine Art..............................59 Launch Media & Marketing............130 Earheart Healthy Weight Loss............3 LePa Faith Farm.............................120 Eclection..........................................61 Lewisville Laser ...............................21 Ekissa............................................121 Lil’ Briar Patch .................................45 Electrolysis, Etc .............................120 Lyndhurst OBGYN............................25 Etc Consignment Shoppe ................63





Mac & Nelli’s.................................125 Mainstream Boutique.......................83 Masterpiece Makers ......................111 McIntosh Total Home Repairs........101 Meadowbrook House ......................83 Merhoff & Associates......................31 Goin’ Postal ...................................121 MetLife ............................................85 Golf With Anne Marie.......................91 Minglewood Flowers .......................95 grassroots .......................................65 Miracle Method................................97

Fabian’s Restaurant ..................61,121 Forsyth Plastic Surgery....................22 Fresh Air Carpet Care ....................120 Full Moon Oyster Bar .......................63


ADVERTISER INDEX Monkee’s.........................................17 Moonlight Designs...........................48 Moore Self Storage........................109 Mosquito Squad ..............................23 Mural Painting by Aron Daniels......121

N New Town Bistro .............................99 Note Worthy ....................................73 Novant Health Mammography ...........7 Novant Health WomanCare................5 Novartis...........................................37 Nu Expressions................................69

P Pam Boyle & Associates .................35 Papou Bill’s LLC ............................121 Penny Lane Boutique.......................21 PF Plumbing ....................................33 Pine Brook Country Club ...............123 Premier Fertility Center ....................15 Prints Charming Photo Booth ..........59 Professional Carpet Systems...........51

R Ramblin’ Rose...............................117 Redesigns by Ava............................57 Renew Boutique ............................105 River Ridge Tap House ....................75 Ruff Housing ...................................89

S Salem Funeral Home .......................95 Salem Gymnastics ..........................59 Salem Smiles ..................................87 Salemtowne Retirement Center........27 Sander Smith...................................55 Sass Consignment ..........................95 Sewingly Yours................................93 Sharon Reid, DDS, PA .....................47 Shea’s Design & Consign..................5

Silpada ..........................................121 Simply Southern Cuisine .................99 Singing Bird Salon .........................120 Spivey’s Anytime Notary Service...120 Starboard Accounting......................99 Summertime Brews Festival..........131 Summit Eye Care.............................16

T Thirty-One - Angie Bailey.................53 Thruway Center...............................65 TJ’s Body Shop.............................103 Todd’s Easy Moves .........................91 Traveling Vineyard .........................121 Treasures Consignments ...............105 Treasures Décor ..............................77 Triad OBGYN....................................41 Tricia’s Catering...............................89 Tru Sculpt........................................27 Truliant Federal Credit Union ............41

V Valencia’s Natural Stone Art Portraits ......................79 Vienna Village Retirement ..................7

W Wayne Collins Electric .....................93 Westbend Vineyards..........................2 WFBH - Cosmetic Surgery ..............75 WFBH-Brenner Children’s Hospital ..13 Which Wich.....................................97 Winston-Salem Dash.......................29 Women’s Showcase .....................129 Women’s Wellness & Fitness ........111

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